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Already this Wimbledon is more exciting than all of the French Open

Tennis Fool
06-29-2007, 12:00 AM
This Wimbledon has already been really great. How so?

1. For the most part the seeds on both the men's and women's sides remain intact.

2. Great 5-set matches involving Henman/Moya and Henman/Lopez for the Brits to find excitement in, since Murray couldn't play.

3. A possible new Brit star in Naomi Cavaday, who took Hingis to match points in the 1st rd.

4. Patty Schnyder :hearts:

5. Upcoming match: Marat vs. Feds. :yeah:

6. The Baby Balls play match tough: Gasquet, Djokovic, Mathieu, Monfils, Baghdatis, Soderling, Berdych and Tsonga :eek: On the women's side: Michaella Krajicek, Ana Ivanovic, Tamira Paszek, Agneizska Radwanska, Shahar Peer.

7. Grandpa Balls, Arthurs and Bjorkman, take us back in time.

8. New Balls stars: James Blake, Tommy Haas, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivan Ljubicic, Nicolas Keifer, David Nalbandian, Guerillmo Canas,
et al.

9. As well as the usual suspects: Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Justine, the Williams sisters, Amelie, Elena D., Svetlana, Hingis and Sharapova.

IT'S GREAT!

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 12:02 AM
Grandpa Balls, they are. I hope we get a great match :p

goldenlox
06-29-2007, 12:05 AM
The French Open had some a huge gap from the top 2 to the field. And the top one on the WTA side.
At Wimbledon, there's the top pne and the field, and the WTA looks like 4 or 5 have a chance.

supertommyhaas
06-29-2007, 01:46 AM
the truest thread i have ever seen

jmp
06-29-2007, 02:06 AM
I'm enjoying this major, also.

It doesn't hurt that ESPN2 has more complete, live coverage than they did for the French Open.

NYCtennisfan
06-29-2007, 02:19 AM
Third round has lots of very good/interesting matches which is what the tour intended when the went to a 32 seed system.

Metis
06-29-2007, 02:48 AM
So far I haven't found this tournament particularly exciting :zzz:. Most 3rd round matches sound very interesting though :).

Forehander
06-29-2007, 04:39 AM
true

Mechlan
06-29-2007, 04:43 AM
Without a doubt.

Mistaflava
06-29-2007, 05:14 AM
they have both sucked ass...plain and simple. US Open and Australian Open will always be more exciting than these two undercard slams.

silverwhite
06-29-2007, 06:29 AM
I totally agree :yeah:

t0x
06-29-2007, 07:34 AM
Well I'm biased 'cause Wimbledon is my home slam (although I'm not going this year boo!).

But the Winner to UE counts in Wimbledon are awesome, so much better to watch than a 50 stroke rally ending with a netted ball. But that's just me.

Timmy also gave us 2 good 5 setters... shame he had to lose the second :(

Dmitry Bond
06-29-2007, 07:36 AM
I agree too!

baghdatis
06-29-2007, 07:58 AM
yep, 100% correct!

:yeah:

The_Nadal_effect
06-29-2007, 08:26 AM
Not one streaker so far this year. But the matches have been good. No complaints there :yeah:

baghdatis
06-29-2007, 08:54 AM
^^^^^^^

there was a streaker last year in the women's semis so we should see one soon!! :yeah:

mr_burns
06-29-2007, 08:55 AM
Yes, it's much better... RG had no highlights this year

Wimbledon a few in the first days

Action Jackson
06-29-2007, 08:55 AM
Delaying the inevitable.

Neely
06-29-2007, 09:15 AM
Yeah, probably right that both tournaments just delay(ed) the inevitable.

And agree with the people who said that Wimbledon has a few nice match-ups, especially now in the third round. They can still turn out disappointing, but compared to RG third round, the best match probably was Nalbandian vs Monfils. I must only take a glance on today's schedule of play and I'm rating Roddick vs Verdasco already more interesting, not to speak of Federer vs Safin.

yonexforever
06-29-2007, 09:43 AM
Good matches, grass looking good, and ESPN just pissin us US fans off only a little so far!

tennisgal_001
06-29-2007, 10:01 AM
At the French, you just knew it was going to be another Fed/Nadal final. The excitement was really on whether Federer will make it or break it. At Wimbledon, sure Federer is expected to be there on the final Sunday, but who he'll play is really not a certainty. Plus, matches have all been exciting since day 1 with most of the seeds and favorites playing well and coming through.

RonE
06-29-2007, 11:35 AM
Damn right it is more interesting. Give me grass over shitty clay any day :yeah:

ryan23
06-29-2007, 11:49 AM
RG is by far the worst grand slam

clay court only players are shit

to many spanierds

ryan23
06-29-2007, 11:51 AM
This Wimbledon has already been really great. How so?

1. For the most part the seeds on both the men's and women's sides remain intact.

2. Great 5-set matches involving Henman/Moya and Henman/Lopez for the Brits to find excitement in, since Murray couldn't play.

3. A possible new Brit star in Naomi Cavaday, who took Hingis to match points in the 1st rd.

4. Patty Schnyder :hearts:

5. Upcoming match: Marat vs. Feds. :yeah:

6. The Baby Balls play match tough: Gasquet, Djokovic, Mathieu, Monfils, Baghdatis, Soderling, Berdych and Tsonga :eek: On the women's side: Michaella Krajicek, Ana Ivanovic, Tamira Paszek, Agneizska Radwanska, Shahar Peer.

7. Grandpa Balls, Arthurs and Bjorkman, take us back in time.

8. New Balls stars: James Blake, Tommy Haas, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivan Ljubicic, Nicolas Keifer, David Nalbandian, Guerillmo Canas,
et al.

9. As well as the usual suspects: Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Justine, the Williams sisters, Amelie, Elena D., Svetlana, Hingis and Sharapova.

IT'S GREAT!



I dont know why you call yourself tennis fool you make some great points,you know your stuff m8, and even the players say wimbledon is the best grand slam well unless your nadal and a few other players

yanchr
06-29-2007, 11:53 AM
Absolutely :yeah:

And it doesn't hurt we have live TV coverage here, unlike RG which even the TV didn't give a shit...

star
06-29-2007, 12:20 PM
Personally , I love hours of watching the rain some down on the covers and shots of people huddling under umbrellas. Really, really exciting. I hear tomorrow will be even more exciting.

Adler
06-29-2007, 12:53 PM
Agneizska Radwanska
Actually it's Agnieszka. She's marvelous on grass, those dropshots and so on, and damn, she really should defeat Kuznetsova, if Bettanie "always stylish" Mattek was able to win so many games

Beforehand
06-29-2007, 01:10 PM
Personally , I love hours of watching the rain some down on the covers and shots of people huddling under umbrellas. Really, really exciting. I hear tomorrow will be even more exciting.
It's really boring watching majors be...on schedule.

keqtqiadv
06-29-2007, 02:33 PM
1. For the most part the seeds on both the men's and women's sides remain intact.
seeds http://yelims2.free.fr/DoDo/Dodo08.gif WTA http://yelims2.free.fr/DoDo/Dodo08.gif
4. Patty Schnyder :hearts:
http://yelims1.free.fr/Beurk/Beurk07.gif
5. Upcoming match: Marat vs. Feds. :yeah:
:banana:
7. Grandpa Balls, Arthurs and Bjorkman, take us back in time.
:worship:

Viken01
06-29-2007, 04:10 PM
Wimbledon is not exciting at all, we all know Federer will win at the end, the mistery is whose ass he is going to kick ?

What part of that is exciting for you ?

BlakeJamitis
06-29-2007, 04:13 PM
True True & Very True

ryan23
06-29-2007, 04:18 PM
Personally , I love hours of watching the rain some down on the covers and shots of people huddling under umbrellas. Really, really exciting. I hear tomorrow will be even more exciting.

You obviously not watching gonzo match on now or safin v fed later


stop watching the rain and watch the tennis ;)

scoobs
06-29-2007, 04:24 PM
In terms of number of good, competitive, tough matches, yes it's already much better than the French was.

Yes, the outcome of the whole tournament is still unlikely to be a surprise but there is a LOT of tennis before we get there and so far there's been some very good stuff from both the men and the women.

The_Nadal_effect
06-29-2007, 04:34 PM
Yes, the outcome of the whole tournament is still unlikely to be a surprise...

:smash: Stop being such a cynic! Let there be hope...let there be light...even if only in MTF :lol:

Beforehand
06-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Yeah. Who cares if the ending is inevitable? Take some enjoyment in the other matches before it...you know...the tennis....at a tennis tournament.

The Pro
06-29-2007, 05:14 PM
People have to stop using this smilie...:yeah:

It's very irritating.

neenah
06-29-2007, 05:26 PM
People have to stop using this smilie...:yeah:

It's very irritating.

Very good call, I agree. :yeah:

;)

Scotso
06-29-2007, 09:41 PM
If predictability excites you.

aramis
06-29-2007, 10:19 PM
RG is by far the worst grand slam

clay court only players are shit

to many spanierds

Seriously, RG was terrible. I remember their was a final between Fed/Nadal, but WTF happened in the prior two weeks? Nothing! The French Open used to be home of the epic 5 set marathons that would end with the victor just outright collapsing on the dirt. Nothing of the sort happens there now, just boring Fed/Nadal soap opera. Wimbly used to be the boring one but now the tables have turned.

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 10:26 PM
So far I'm definitely enjoying it more than RG, but it's the 2nd week that defines a Grand Slam for me. I want to see semi-final and final matches go to 5 sets.

Bremen
06-29-2007, 11:15 PM
The match between Jankovic and Safarova is one of the best women's matches all year...let's hope we get another similar match for the final.

Federer has never played a 5 setter at wimbledon since winning it for the first time so if he gets to the final I don't expect to see one there.

Beforehand
06-29-2007, 11:18 PM
At least Roger's being pushed to come up with the goods, though. I mean, his serving at the end of the match was incredible, but I guess I forgot that clay snobs think serving isn't part of the game, so it's "boring".

Seneca
06-29-2007, 11:22 PM
With the French featuring something like only 3 non-straight-set matches from the 4th round onwards it shouldn't be too hard to top the general lack of buzz that Slam ended up with.

The later rounds define the aftertaste of a tournament, we'll see...

Bremen
06-29-2007, 11:35 PM
At least Roger's being pushed to come up with the goods, though. I mean, his serving at the end of the match was incredible, but I guess I forgot that clay snobs think serving isn't part of the game, so it's "boring".

Yeah, the shot that puts the ball in play isn't part of the game...hahaha

And Roger was pressed in that match for sure, he just figured out the right shots at the right moment, very entertaining to watch him make those adjustments.:yeah:

Tennis Fool
06-30-2007, 01:01 AM
Wimbledon is not exciting at all, we all know Federer will win at the end, the mistery is whose ass he is going to kick ?



Now take this quote and place it into the year 2001 :)

Ya never know...

knightsky
06-30-2007, 11:13 PM
Wimbledon is not exciting at all, we all know Federer will win at the end, the mistery is whose ass he is going to kick ?

What part of that is exciting for you ?
Hmm, two aspects of that are interesting. Firstly, its nice to see the guys battling it out to have their ass kicked. Secondly, its always great to see Federer kicking ass on grass.

Nadalfanatic
06-30-2007, 11:20 PM
Good matches but a bad surface. It is better now than in the past but the surface doesn't allow for long and exciting points that often.

Viken01
07-01-2007, 11:27 AM
Now take this quote and place it into the year 2001 :)

Ya never know...

You may be right... but who do you think are the challengers this year ?

Hmm, two aspects of that are interesting. Firstly, its nice to see the guys battling it out to have their ass kicked. Secondly, its always great to see Federer kicking ass on grass.

It's your point but some people think it's great to see nadal kicking ass on clay. :)
For the first point, yeah it's nice to see Federer playing like a god but i won't call it a battle when he spanks his opponent with a score like 6-1 6-0 6-1.

knightsky
07-01-2007, 12:31 PM
It's your point but some people think it's great to see nadal kicking ass on clay. :)
For the first point, yeah it's nice to see Federer playing like a god but i won't call it a battle when he spanks his opponent with a score like 6-1 6-0 6-1.
I think you misunderstood me. The first point refers to the other guys fighting it out. Quite a number of interesting 4 and 5 setters so far.

Viken01
07-01-2007, 01:22 PM
I think you misunderstood me. The first point refers to the other guys fighting it out. Quite a number of interesting 4 and 5 setters so far.

Oh ok I thought you were referring to Federer's matches. ;)

Burrow
07-01-2007, 05:40 PM
meh

Viken01
07-03-2007, 01:20 AM
the rain is so exciting :)

CassL
07-03-2007, 01:29 AM
I might have agreed if there was no rain delay, but now?:rolleyes:

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-03-2007, 03:41 AM
Worst tourny of the year.

Abolish wimby already.

Bremen
07-03-2007, 04:25 AM
This is more exciting by far...think about it. Nadal wastes match point in the third set and gets taken all the way to a fifth, not to mention the personality clashes this match has featured. Then you have Serena's fourth round match which had more drama in a few hours then the french open had in two weeks.

Marek.
07-03-2007, 04:29 AM
It has been more exciting than the French when there is actually play. I guess the rain builds up more anticipation though.

~EMiLiTA~
07-03-2007, 04:31 AM
oh yeah, i'm just peeing with excitement

ChrisDoesDallas
07-03-2007, 05:40 AM
Tipsarevic v. Gonzo, Chakvetadze v. Krajicek, Ferrero v. Blake, Gasquet v. Mahut, Clement v. Mahut, Williams v. Hantuchova, Bondarenko v. Schnyder, seriously, the high quality matches don't seem to end this year. I've really enjoyed Wimbledon this year.

*Viva Chile*
07-03-2007, 05:46 AM
yeah, so exciting with all that rain :rolleyes: :yawn: :zzz:

Bremen
07-03-2007, 05:47 AM
What does the rain have to do with the quality of play??? When the players are actually playing it's been pretty spectacular.

*Viva Chile*
07-03-2007, 05:53 AM
What does the rain have to do with the quality of play??? When the players are actually playing it's been pretty spectacular.

the thread title is talking about "Wimbledon" not "Wimbledon's matches", rain sucks all the time.

Mechlan
07-03-2007, 05:57 AM
I'd rather have rain with exciting matches than dull matches like clockwork.

Bremen
07-03-2007, 06:16 AM
the thread title is talking about "Wimbledon" not "Wimbledon's matches", rain sucks all the time.

Of course rain sucks, unless you're serena williams. But we've been talking about the matches mostly here, not the rain.

I'd rather have rain with exciting matches than dull matches like clockwork.

Exactly.

anon57
07-03-2007, 06:46 AM
I think this Wimbledon has been more exciting than RG this year. The numerous rain delays are ofcourse very annoying and frustrating but in some matches they also add to the drama. Yesterday had in one day more drama and excitement than the whole RG tournament, with Serena's cramping and Nadal being taken to a fifth set by Soderling after having mp and the clash of their personalities.

Leo
07-03-2007, 03:00 PM
This year's French Open had to be the worst in history. Pretty much no interesting matches ever. I think the only intense drama came from the Sharapova/Schnyder R16 match. :o So yes, Wimbledon, even with all its frustrating rain delays, has already surpassed RG '07 in terms of quality and drama. I'm definitely excited for this 2nd week, if they ever play it.

AndyUK
07-03-2007, 03:03 PM
I did enjoy Hewitt vs. Gaudio at the French, but I do agree that Wimbledon has been better. There's been a few great matches.

Bremen
07-03-2007, 07:41 PM
The upsets and 3 set matches continue here at wimbledon on the women's side. And they say it's not competitive.

Nadal and Soderling are on serve now in the 5th set. This is the most exciting match he's played in a long time.

R.Federer
07-03-2007, 10:34 PM
Just one match alone has provided more entertainment than all of the French! ;)

scoobs
07-03-2007, 10:40 PM
It has been more exciting when play is actually underway but right now this tournament is badly stalled and there's no way to piece it all together - the momentum has drained away and the enjoyment is suffering badly because of it.

Jimnik
07-03-2007, 10:47 PM
Loving this tournament. :yeah:

OK, maybe I'm a little bias because my favourite players are doing well, but in a way the rain delays and scheduling problems also make it more interesting. This Nadal-Soderling match is quality and for the fans you can buy a ground pass in the 2nd week and still see loads of top players.

scoobs
07-03-2007, 10:55 PM
If you don't mind the pneumonia :)

Jimnik
07-03-2007, 10:58 PM
If you don't mind the pneumonia :)
Believe me, after sleeping out in the rain last week, Qing for a few hours in the morning for a ground pass is easy. :)

Baghdatis72
07-03-2007, 11:00 PM
My favorite players are doing fine in this year's Wimbledon and some matches are magnificent but the rain has cast a shadow over all these positive factors and has made Wimbledon a rather annoying experience lately.

Tennis Fool
07-06-2007, 07:11 PM
I'm at work but I can't help but post :eek:

My coworkers think I'm crazy, I'm bowed over laughing in the aisles :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Gasquet beat Roddick and Bartoli beat Henin :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

And great 5-set match between Baghadatis and Djokovic. :yeah:

This is a classic day, makes up for the stupid rain delays. :lol:

Andi-M
07-06-2007, 07:13 PM
Today is stunning best day of tennis ive seen in a long time

rocketassist
07-06-2007, 07:15 PM
Roddick-Gasquet and Djokovic-Baghdatis, two absolute corkers.

scoobs
07-06-2007, 07:42 PM
Terrific tennis today, just outstanding stuff.

Nothing even close was served up at this year's French Open, unfortunately.

neenah
07-06-2007, 08:22 PM
I've already forgotten about the rain delays. ;) Amazing day.

Sunset of Age
07-06-2007, 08:24 PM
Today has made up for all the past two week's fiasco's.

Clara Bow
07-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Roddick-Gasquet and Djokovic-Baghdatis, two absolute corkers.

Wonderful matches- and for those of us here who like ladies tennis- the Bartoli upset of Henin has to be one of the biggest upsets in the past couple of years in the WTA.

trixtah
07-06-2007, 08:30 PM
Roddick-Gasquet and Djokovic-Baghdatis, two absolute corkers.

What the hell are you talking about? Those were great matches.

And Bartoli...wow

Clara Bow
07-06-2007, 08:32 PM
What the hell are you talking about? Those were great matches.

And Bartoli...wow

If you say a match is corkers- you mean that it was an exciting match. :)

RonE
07-06-2007, 08:33 PM
What the hell are you talking about? Those were great matches.

And Bartoli...wow

When you say "it was a corker of a match!" it actually means "it was an awesome match!" ;)

LoveFifteen
07-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Wimbledon :hearts:

Neumann
07-06-2007, 08:46 PM
I've already forgotten about the rain delays. ;) Amazing day.

I feel the same :D Wow, we have 4 very fine players in the semifinals. This tournament is just great. I'm especially happy for Richie; more so after the 2 sets down come back. Maybe he start leaving behind his mental weakness.

Congrats all 4 semifinalists :worship:

trixtah
07-06-2007, 08:48 PM
If you say a match is corkers- you mean that it was an exciting match. :)

LOL Oh shoot I'm sorry. I totally read "choker" though even if I had read corker I would have said the same thing :D My bad

rofe
07-06-2007, 08:50 PM
This is because the baby balls are coming of age and they all prefer to play on faster courts. We could be in for some exciting times during the US Open series.

Allez
07-06-2007, 08:54 PM
Absolutely! So this is how a tennis heaven must feel like. Fantastic tournament. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!

Allure
07-06-2007, 08:59 PM
I am watching the Roddick/Gasquet match and Gasquet has hit so many incredible winners/shots. Unbelievable.:worship: Even JMAC is drooling.

mangoes
07-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Terrific tennis today, just outstanding stuff.

Nothing even close was served up at this year's French Open, unfortunately.

Completely agree. Even the ladies dished up some surprises:lol:

Lee
07-06-2007, 09:03 PM
:lol: JMac loves good one-handers.

I love that one handers too :inlove:

Sunset of Age
07-06-2007, 09:05 PM
Apart from the tennis today, which was just AWESOME, I should also mention some lovely post-match handshakes/cuddles today.

Rafa and Tomás, very friendly at the net and kind words about each other in their interviews - Tomás actually waiting for Rafa to leave the court together... :hearts:

Baggy and Nole - that lovely post-match cuddle!!! :drool:

Oops don't mind me. :lol:

jenanun
07-06-2007, 09:09 PM
from the worst tournament, wimbledon has become the best tournament!

CassL
07-06-2007, 09:11 PM
from the worst tournament, wimbledon has become the best tournament!

Seriously, I was ready to give up on Wimbledon after the hundredth rain delays. But today just made up for it (both mens and womens, even though my favorite Justine lost)

fadou
07-06-2007, 09:32 PM
This year's French Open had to be the worst in history. Pretty much no interesting matches ever. I think the only intense drama came from the Sharapova/Schnyder R16 match. :o So yes, Wimbledon, even with all its frustrating rain delays, has already surpassed RG '07 in terms of quality and drama. I'm definitely excited for this 2nd week, if they ever play it.

i'm OK with you: this year, RG07 showed a bad level tennis and wimbledon 2nd week was great despite the rain...
"Wimbledon is more exiting than all of RG"
it's a little bit excessive,no? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

:wavey:

neenah
07-06-2007, 09:33 PM
Apart from the tennis today, which was just AWESOME, I should also mention some lovely post-match handshakes/cuddles today.

Rafa and Tomás, very friendly at the net and kind words about each other in their interviews - Tomás actually waiting for Rafa to leave the court together... :hearts:

Baggy and Nole - that lovely post-match cuddle!!! :drool:

Oops don't mind me. :lol:

Ooh I missed Rafa and Tomas's! I'm glad that whole "thing" is over, whether it was an actual "thing" or not.

And Baggy and Nole's was very nice. I think Marcos waited for Nole too. :D

trixtah
07-06-2007, 09:35 PM
I love that one handers too :inlove:

I love to use one hand...for my backhand :D

Bremen
07-06-2007, 09:43 PM
What a great day! High quality tennis with all my favourites winning. Federer was pushed into playing better after losing the second set and he never looked back. He only lost 8 points in the 3d. You don't want to get him angry.

I'm happy for Gasquet, I guess the show pony has become a real racehorse.