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Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

How come no thread yet?

Anyway GOATerer path:

R1: Dolgopolov
R2: Lajovic
R3: Mischa
R4: Dimitrov
QF: Raonic
SF: Djokovic
F: Nadal/Andy

Tricky but I'm confident in GOATerer, still sad he draws Dimitrov so early tho I wanted Dimitrov to go deep but not at the expense of GOAT sorry
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How come no thread yet?
I guess, I wanted a poster with good credentials (i.e. one who already opened winning threads) to start it.

Anyway, draw looks difficult, but the guys I feared the most (Cilic for QF, Kyrgios for R4, Khachanov for R3) landed in other sections. Not happy with Dimitrov being drawn with Fed either.

And I must admit I'm really nervous, because hope kills. Last year I was content with a second week showing and Roger exceeded my expectations by far, this year hopes have soared because of the shown excellency.

Chum jetze! Let's add one to these:

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I have been dying to find out the draw. I'm trying to tell myself to not expect too much given our man is almost 36 and has exceeded all expectations this year.... but god pretty please let him win this one and I promise to be more generous in my thoughts towards certain individuals
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Re: Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

He'll have to play well even to reach the final – and I hope he does!

However, according to The Independent, he has "fitness concerns". What does that mean?
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He'll have to play well even to reach the final ? and I hope he does!

However, according to The Independent, he has "fitness concerns". What does that mean?
What? Please not injury please!
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Very difficult early rounds - Dolgo in R1, Mischa Zverev in R3, Dimitrov in R4 - but landing in the same section as Raonic and Djokovic is a stroke of luck. If our man can make it past Grigor, his path to the final is practically assured.
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He'll have to play well even to reach the final – and I hope he does!

However, according to The Independent, he has "fitness concerns". What does that mean?
"Roger Federer is the favourite, naturally, and won a ninth Halle title on Sunday. However he has his own fitness concerns, and also suffered a surprise loss to the German veteran Tommy Haas in Stuttgart."

Sounds like a throwaway line the way they framed it, put together with the Haas loss just like that. Hopefully they are talking match fitness and just want to create drama. If there were real concerns, he'd hardly be the favourite, right?

And Roger also practiced every day, so he should be fine, right? Right?
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Very difficult early rounds - Dolgo in R1, Mischa Zverev in R3, Dimitrov in R4 - but landing in the same section as Raonic and Djokovic is a stroke of luck. If our man can make it past Grigor, his path to the final is practically assured.
Not sure, Mischa/Raobot make it to Roger, they could easily be taken out by Tomic/Zverev the Younger respectively.

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Re: Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

Tough draw but navigable....I wouldn't as far to say its NID that he makes the final. But there are some tough opponents starting from the 3rd round. Ofcourse Dologopolov can be tricky too. I am only concerned of Isner/Raonic. Playing a serve dependant player just before the semis hardly makes for ideal preparation.
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Pretty tough draw, for a QF it couldn't have been worse than Raonic. He'd probably rather be drawn in Djokovic's half than Murray's given his form, I wouldn't be surprised at all if Djokovic doesn't make it.
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to the poster of this thread, I hope you have a high success rate with these tournament threads this draw looks not too bad actually, should be an interesting ride, Allez Maestro!!

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Re: Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

The Federer hype for Wimbly is actually pretty over-the-top this year. Look at the poll votes too. But the circumstances are such that he has to be picked favourite I suppose.

I don't like predictions based on feelings at all, but I just don't have a good feeling for this one. I actually had a way better feeling about the AO for whatever reason.

It's probably bcuz of the weight of expectations.
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The Federer hype for Wimbly is actually pretty over-the-top this year. Look at the poll votes too. But the circumstances are such that he has to be picked favourite I suppose.

I don't like predictions based on feelings at all, but I just don't have a good feeling for this one.
I feel the same way, tbh. And it's hard to believe that Federer and Nadal can continue to dominate this year's slams. That said, if Roger can pull it off one more time, I'll be ecstatic.
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Re: Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

Tricky and tough draw, that's for sure. Good grasscourters, but he just smashed both Zverevs.

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Re: Wimbledon 2017: Going for #8

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I have been dying to find out the draw. I'm trying to tell myself to not expect too much given our man is almost 36 and has exceeded all expectations this year.... but god pretty please let him win this one and I promise to be more generous in my thoughts towards certain individuals
I know how you feel. My mind is saying that I should relax because after the AMAZING start of the year everything else is just a bonus.

But oh boy, I haven't been this nervous for Wimbledon in years!
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