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Fed losin will be good for the sport

as its no fun that 1 man is dominating everything

if the rivalry is to continue for the good of the sport, Rafa should come trumps
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vamos rafa!
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Nadal, Agassi, Rochus, Soderling, Ljubicic, Ancic, Nalbandian, Haas, Kiefer, Davydenko, Baghdatis, Massu and qualifier Hartfield were dominated! Good thing most of them are very human.
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I believe my very post on MTF was about how domination is actually good for a sport, any sport really.

Muhammed Ali revitalized boxing.
Tiger Woods made golf more popular than ever.
Everyone loves to watch the Yankees... just to see if they lose.
What Michael Jordan did for basketball.
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It's been proven that people love to see records broken, and draws attention from people who would've otherwise not have been interested in the sport.

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By STEVEN WINE
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'I really thought I was going to lose that match,' Federer said. 'I was fortunate, for I was not doing too well.

On another day fit for a Paris postcard - breezy, but sunny and 80 degrees - much of the crowd was late to show up. Federer was, too, losing three of his first six service games while Nalbandian served well, held easily and won five consecutive games.


'To play in our first Grand Slam final against each other, I think that's quite special, you know, No. 1 and No. 2 in the world,' Federer said.
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I just fear that Roger might lose a little bit of motivation for the next years if he wins this. So as much as I prefer him over Nadal, I wouldnt be too sad if the Spaniard won today.

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I think it would be very very good for the sport of Federer WON today.

Champions deserve whatever they win playing within the laws of the game
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Yet another Halba Federer thread. Federer-Nadal, Nadal-Federer....

There are more than 2 players on the tour you know!

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
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Yet another Halba Federer thread. Federer-Nadal, Nadal-Federer....

There are more than 2 players on the tour you know!
I know, Halba should wait till Xristos sees this thread

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as its no fun that 1 man is dominating everything

if the rivalry is to continue for the good of the sport, Rafa should come trumps
If the rivalry is to continue then Fed will have to start winning some of these. Otherwise there will be no rivalry.

And Fed winning today is the best thing that could happen to tennis. It throws a lot more fuel on to the fire of the rivalry, it gives people the excitement of someone chasing the calendar slam and it gives Rafa competition on clay. These are all great things for tennis.

A fair and objective voice amidst the chaos of MTF.
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well there appears to be only 2 decent players on tour worth talkin about

the rest are nowhere near the class
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to Halba.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Fed losin will be good for the sport

Ι thought that watching great players playing amazing tennis was good for the sport.But then again i could be wrong
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Re: Fed losin will be good for the sport

Fed should just win it and get the achievement and fuss over with.

Not everyone likes tennis to see domination or amazing performances.
Some of us like drama and excitement and unpredictability.
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