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Federer, Borg to team up for doubles event in Nov.

Warrior
07-30-2008, 03:53 PM
MACAU (AP)—Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg will team up for a special doubles event in November, possibly against the men who ended their famous Wimbledon streaks.

Federer and Borg will face John McEnroe and either Rafael Nadal or James Blake at The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown on Nov. 20 in a Tour of Champions event.

Federer and Borg each won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles. Nadal ended Federer’s run in an epic five-set match this month and McEnroe snapped Borg’s streak in 1981.

McEnroe’s partner will come from the country that loses the Davis Cup semifinal between the U.S. and Spain in September.

The showdown will start with a one-set match between Borg and McEnroe, followed by a best-of-three sets between Federer and Nadal or Blake.

The two-set doubles match will be decided by a 10-point tiebreaker, if necessary.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=Ap9JTqJUM9ApOjVq5AF8QYA4v7YF?slug=ap-federer-borg&prov=ap&type=lgns

prima donna
07-30-2008, 03:58 PM
What an idiot Roger has become, so commercialized.

Allez
07-30-2008, 04:00 PM
What an idiot Roger has become, so commercialized.

One of the few things you and I agree on. Started off with those Sampras matches.

Sebby
07-30-2008, 04:41 PM
What an idiot Roger has become, so commercialized.

Indeed.


FOCUS on TENNIS dude, you NEED it BAD.

jasmin
07-30-2008, 04:41 PM
I didn't mind the Sampras thing but they should have only done it once. That was enough. Now I don't get why Roger would want to pair up with Borg. Is this suppose to help Borg put some money in his pocket. Don't do it...he doesn't have your back.

Angle Queen
07-30-2008, 04:47 PM
:shrug:

It could be rather entertaining and I kinda like the idea of current stars teaming up with former ones...for whatever reasons (charity, money, pride, competition, etc.).

What I'm most surprised at is that Borg is involved in this. It'll be good to see him swing a racket again.

gusman890
07-30-2008, 04:53 PM
LOL I love how McEnroe's partner comes at complete chance. It will most likely be Blake, because in all honesty I don't see the USA beating Spain, even though I would love for it to happen.

And then watching Blake get murdered by Federer in an EXO is a waste of time.

Sunset of Age
07-30-2008, 05:01 PM
Waste of time, effort and energy. :(

I love Feds to bits, but why he keeps doing this sort of things is beyond me.
"All you need is Cash" :music:

Castafiore
07-30-2008, 05:07 PM
It's a exhibition event that could be fun, it's easy cash for the players (what do you guys have against earning quick money? :lol: ) and it's done at the end of the season. I really don't see what the fuss is for. :shrug:

Is this suppose to help Borg put some money in his pocket. Don't do it...he doesn't have your back.
eh? In what way doesn't he have Fed's back?

MacTheKnife
07-30-2008, 06:25 PM
It's a exhibition event that could be fun, it's easy cash for the players (what do you guys have against earning quick money? :lol: ) and it's done at the end of the season. I really don't see what the fuss is for. :shrug:


eh? In what way doesn't he have Fed's back?

I'm with you. If they get Nadal, they'll have 35 grand slam singles titles on that court at the same time. How could that possibly hurt anything. I know tennis is doing great around the world, but it's not in the US and all the publicity we can get would not hurt.

Via
07-30-2008, 11:57 PM
the venetian is like the most extravagant hotel/casino in macau... what ticket prices will they be charging? :eek:

tennis players have a long history of playing exhibitions around off season. nothing so different what these guys are doing... especially for the one who loves a tradition ;)