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Are you enjoying the French Open right now?

out_here_grindin
05-26-2011, 08:25 PM
I see such viciously negative posts at the conclusion of nearly every match these days, I have to wonder how many of you are enjoying the sport right now. This is the French Open, one of our slams yet there have been so many complaints about each result. What do you want to happen?

Roamed
05-26-2011, 08:29 PM
I certainly am! It's an interesting time :) More young talents than last year for sure.

Nathaliia
05-26-2011, 08:29 PM
When the seeds advance they say the slams are boring, when you have upsets, they say the slam is weak because the big names lost.

I feel sick from reading GM these days, really.

nole_no1
05-26-2011, 08:30 PM
If Nole wins i am enjoying it :D

r2473
05-26-2011, 08:30 PM
I get tired of seeing all the top seeds win (wish someone would step up), but I don't want to see any upsets either (because that would mean some mug got through).

But truthfully, no, I'm not enjoying tennis right now. They are still playing on clay.

misty1
05-26-2011, 08:31 PM
its interesting

i wouldnt say i hate it but i definately am not enjoying it either...possibly because ive had some really big dissapointments early

it's meh for me

guga2120
05-26-2011, 08:31 PM
No, its not real clay court tennis. The conditions are rewarding ball bashing.

Action Jackson
05-26-2011, 08:32 PM
People are never happy.

rocketassist
05-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Ish. It's not been the worst, Djoker-Del Pony early on is a good thing, and Rafito being very beatable by a half decent player is a juicy prospect.

Not as bad as other slams I've seen. At least the top players have been made to work so far (well chokes aside)

Sunset of Age
05-26-2011, 08:35 PM
I feel sad about certain beloved favourites who appear to be beyond their prime (but hell, I know they :hug: have been 'there' for over six years, so no prob! :spit:), but fortunately there are very promising youngsters stepping it up, too.

So yes, I am enjoying this RG - why not?
Or do certain people only enjoy a tournament when their favourite(s) is/are winning? :rolleyes:

Sapeod
05-26-2011, 08:35 PM
I am enjoying it. Murray and Wozniacki are still there. Federer, Soderling, Ferrer and Montanes are still there. Nadal is looking very, very, very beatable. Seeds falling everywhere. It's great, the best RG for a while. The only downside is that Djokovic might get the no.1 spot afterwards.
No, its not real clay court tennis. The conditions are rewarding ball bashing.
Yeah, that's why Berdych lost to Robert :stupid:

Pirata.
05-26-2011, 08:37 PM
It's mediocre. But clay is my least favourite surface, so as soon as this slam is over, the better.

rocketassist
05-26-2011, 08:38 PM
I am enjoying it. Murray and Wozniacki are still there. Federer, Soderling, Ferrer and Montanes are still there. Nadal is looking very very very beatable. Seeds falling everywhere. It's great, the best RG for a while.

Nowhere near as good as 09 once Soderking did his bit. You didn't know who was going to win it that year after that.

MaxPower
05-26-2011, 08:45 PM
I think it's a really interesting start. Some cool upsets already will Almagro and Berdych falling. Melzer too even if that was somewhat expected. Some qualifiers putting up fights just to choke a bit later. Always entertaining. All in all it's been fun so far and from R3-> it will only get more fun and a great match with Delpo vs Djoko tomorrow already


Nadal looks horrible so you got to wonder what will happen with him. Will he crash and burn? will he find his game?

Djokovic in domination mode.

Soderling in RG beast mode.

Murray with a wide open draw. Can he take advantage?

Monfils, Gasquet and Tsonga showing that the french can still dream.


Lots to follow!

vn01
05-26-2011, 08:47 PM
i am enjoying it ;)

FerrersLinda
05-26-2011, 08:49 PM
I feel sad about certain beloved favourites who appear to be beyond their prime (but hell, I know they :hug: have been 'there' for over six years, so no prob! :spit:), but fortunately there are very promising youngsters stepping it up, too.

So yes, I am enjoying this RG - why not?
Or do certain people only enjoy a tournament when their favourite(s) is/are winning? :rolleyes:

Jeez did I just step into your body and write this?:eek: My exact thoughts.

Sunset of Age
05-26-2011, 08:53 PM
Jeez did I just step into your body and write this?:eek: My exact thoughts.

:D - and btw, your favourite guy is doing pretty well. My candidate for Dark Horse to take it all! ;)

Orka_n
05-26-2011, 08:53 PM
I am. It's lot more interesting than last year imo. I've even got some strange feeling we'll a have a winner who's a bit of a surprise... but we'll see.

Now I just wish Soderling reaches the quarters (and Dolgo the semis :rocker2:) to make it even more exciting. :D

RagingLamb
05-26-2011, 08:54 PM
I don't think most MTF members really like tennis.

straitup
05-26-2011, 08:54 PM
I love clay and the tournament is great so far. Not a ton of fantastic matches but just having a slam on is fun. I don't care who's in it, most of my favorites are gone, but I watch to see all the small funny moments, the chokes, the triumphs, the controversy...

green25814
05-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Yeah I'm enjoying it. The haters on this forum only exist to post negative comments, but I actually find reading them to be hilarious for the most part.

Gagsquet
05-26-2011, 08:59 PM
RG is the place of upsets: it's always like that. If you are conformist and want top 16 seed in R4 so you're not enjoying if you are open-minded to upsets and some unexpected results so you are enjoying this RG as every year.

Voo de Mar
05-26-2011, 09:00 PM
I've been enjoying so far. It's nice that Almagro and Berdych lost matches which shouldn't have lost, especially Almagro's defeat was :drool: you see this kind of loss only once per year...

Nadal struggled in the first two rounds, something what never was seen before :D + two tight five-setters for Rosol who showed tennis which provoke you to think "how this 25-year-old guy won only two ATP matches before Roland Garros?" :yeah:

FerrersLinda
05-26-2011, 09:04 PM
:D - and btw, your favourite guy is doing pretty well. My candidate for Dark Horse to take it all! ;)

Mine too. :)

Kinda freaky how we think alike :eek::p

I am. It's lot more interesting than last year imo. I've even got some strange feeling we'll a have a winner who's a bit of a surprise... but we'll see.

I can only hope.

I don't think most MTF members really like tennis.

:worship:

Nadal struggled in the first two rounds, something what never was seen before :D + two tight five-setters for Rosol who showed tennis which provoke you to think "how this 25-year-old guy won only two ATP matches before Roland Garros?" :yeah:

I was so impressed by Andujar's game and fight. I would have handed in my resignation at 5-5 in the third but he just kept going for it.:worship:

LawrenceOfTennis
05-26-2011, 09:05 PM
This is tennis. Everybody wants to see the seeds winning every match and no one wants to see upsets. But these upsets only show me that the top 100 is consistent enough. If you call players mugs who are outside of 20, then you underrate the top 10 and their achievements at the same time.

SetSampras
05-26-2011, 09:08 PM
Yea its been better then in recent years just for the fact, Nadal looks extremely beatable barring his 2009 burnout Phase. Every other year has been the same old song and dance. nadal dominates, no one even tests him.. This year with level lower, its up in the air. Which is always good for tennis.


I don't mind to see a guy dominate but when no one is even putting up a respectable fight to even make it competitive or a horse race, that I have a problem with. Now we have finally have Djokovic making some waves, you have a FEW other guys who can make some waves. I think Del Potro will eventually this year. Its been better but its also been MUCH WORSE since 2004

Poirot123
05-26-2011, 09:13 PM
I think it's been pretty exciting with top players being pushed to the limit (Nadal) and some even falling (Berdych). And it's great some lesser players are getting through. We all love the underdog doing well.

The only bad thing about it is that most of the matches are played whilst I'm at work so I don't get to see them, unlike the US open.

Sapeod
05-26-2011, 09:18 PM
Nowhere near as good as 09 once Soderking did his bit. You didn't know who was going to win it that year after that.
Yes, 2009 was great too. Murray reaching the quarter-finals, Soderling beating Nadal and reaching the final.

But overall, I like this year better. Overall a more entertaining RG.

Sonja1989
05-26-2011, 09:20 PM
I really enjoy this tournament.. Good to see that players outside top 100 or 200 play against each other in R3. I have to laugh on this but it is positive laughing from me. :haha:

The only bad thing when my favourites loses like Melzer today but nobody expect from me I would be happy.

Clay Death
05-26-2011, 09:21 PM
I feel sad about certain beloved favourites who appear to be beyond their prime (but hell, I know they :hug: have been 'there' for over six years, so no prob! :spit:), but fortunately there are very promising youngsters stepping it up, too.

So yes, I am enjoying this RG - why not?
Or do certain people only enjoy a tournament when their favourite(s) is/are winning? :rolleyes:


"certain beloved favourites"?

right. when are you going to end your hypocracy? isnt it a little too bloody obvious?

Orka_n
05-26-2011, 09:22 PM
"certain beloved favourites"?

right. when are you going to end your hypocracy? isnt it a little too bloody obvious?Go back to the Castle, hercules.

shiaben
05-26-2011, 09:23 PM
Del Potro and Djokovic is a bit appealing even if Potro were to lose. Simply because Potro's current form is tested by the player to beat.

On the other hand I'm a bit disappointed because I didn't get to see Nadal play Davydneko. I wanted Davydenko's name on Nadal's grandslam resume, but unfortunately that's not happening.

Sunset of Age
05-26-2011, 09:24 PM
This is tennis. Everybody wants to see the seeds winning every match and no one wants to see upsets. But these upsets only show me that the top 100 is consistent enough. If you call players mugs who are outside of 20, then you underrate the top 10 and their achievements at the same time.

Uhm, no, not all the time.

Orka_n
05-26-2011, 09:25 PM
Personally I love upsets. Tennis needs more of them.

Sunset of Age
05-26-2011, 09:26 PM
"certain beloved favourites"?

right. when are you going to end your hypocracy? isnt it a little too bloody obvious?

What the hell is that?
Sure, anything you say. :worship:

Sonja1989
05-26-2011, 09:28 PM
Anyway how boring is when all seeded win their every match... their opponent win at most 10 games and I can sleep... anyway every player who can be in top 100 can make similar performance than top 30 players or better at their best days.

FerrersLinda
05-26-2011, 09:32 PM
Personally I love upsets. Tennis needs more of them.

:dance:

I enjoy them thoroughly. Unless of course it's Roddick or Almagro causing the upset.:p

Poirot123
05-26-2011, 09:34 PM
I think seeing guys ranked outside the top 30 finally put up a fight against the top guys is fantastic. For so long now people have been be moaning the fact that outside the top 7 guys in the men's game, there's no consistency, and virtually no belief that they can beat the top guys. Many just give up after being broken. De Bakker an example. But guys like Robert who faught like a lion after being 2 sets down to Berdych is outstanding. Even Isner standing up to Nadal and pushing him to 5 sets for once is a fantastic effort. We need more of this in the ATP to make it exciting and a spectacle. Not one or two guys routining everyone without dropping a set on the way to another title with no challenges.

solowyn
05-26-2011, 09:36 PM
I've been enjoying so far. It's nice that Almagro and Berdych lost matches which shouldn't have lost, especially Almagro's defeat was :drool: you see this kind of loss only once per year...
:lol: Voo<3

I love the chaos of the first week of slams.

Certinfy
05-26-2011, 09:37 PM
No. But then RG is always dead for me.

Mateya
05-26-2011, 09:37 PM
I'm enjoying it very much. :)

Some big upsets, some quick matches, a little bit of everything.
Just as long as there aren't too many upsets and we are left with some mugs in the semifinals...

Nole fan
05-26-2011, 10:00 PM
It's actually one of the most open French Open in recent memory, why are people so whiny? Rafa doesn't look so strong as before, Nole is in domination mode and en route to making history, many other players can have a chance and surprise as all... muzza, fed, delpo, sod... i say it's a great slam! Certainly last year was boring as hell, no one was threatening Nadal. So hands down this is the most interesting RG in ages.

sexybeast
05-26-2011, 10:01 PM
I cant remember the last time I watched Roland Garros with this exciting feeling of beeing uncertain about what is to come, I had almost forgotten the joy of beeing without knowledge of the future while watching Roland Garros. Maybe it was 2002 or 2004 when I last felt this, but I remember Roland Garros once was such a great event because early rounds always produced surprises, epics, comedy and tragedy. I am very happy to witness this classic french drama once again, what a great day of tennis this has been. :worship:

Sonja1989
05-26-2011, 10:08 PM
Qualifiers beaten: Berdych (6), Melzer (8), Almagro (11), Florian Mayer (20), Baghdatis (27), Davydenko (28).

tennisfan856
05-26-2011, 10:11 PM
eh, people are just burnt out from watching the same static tennis for the past several years but they continue to watch in hopes of it getting better. It'll only get worse if every player continues to play the same style. More net poachers please.

guga2120
05-26-2011, 11:54 PM
Nowhere near as good as 09 once Soderking did his bit. You didn't know who was going to win it that year after that.


It's bad but is not 2009 bad. The ball sucks and alot of the tennis has but Rafa is not hurt, he is just sucking, and don't see the arrogant one benefiting from it. The conditions and the ball might actually help Andy in the long run too. The court should be closer to the way it used to be though.

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 12:01 AM
not really

it's a mug era

SetSampras
05-27-2011, 12:04 AM
eh, people are just burnt out from watching the same static tennis for the past several years but they continue to watch in hopes of it getting better. It'll only get worse if every player continues to play the same style. More net poachers please.

Sadly.. those days are over. No one is teaching the attack, serve, precision strategy style of game anymore and the conditions keep getting more homogenized along with game play. its probably just going to get worse with the baseline ballbashing

zlaja777
05-27-2011, 12:14 AM
Yes I enjoy it. It's very good so far. Relax, enjoy some great matches tomorrow and try not to pay attention on haters.

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 12:14 AM
Hell to the yes.

Interesting RG thus far. Lots of upsets, great 3rd round matches tomorrow.

Macbrother
05-27-2011, 12:14 AM
It's actually one of the most open French Open in recent memory, why are people so whiny? Rafa doesn't look so strong as before, Nole is in domination mode and en route to making history, many other players can have a chance and surprise as all... muzza, fed, delpo, sod... i say it's a great slam!

I agree with this. I find myself much more looking forward to the QF's this year than I have in recent years. Whether it's wide open or an epic Nadal-Djoker showdown, I'm ready! :yeah:

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 12:19 AM
in all fairness i'd enjoy it a bit but the inevitable feeling that nadal is going to win RG again immediately puts me off.

FlameOn
05-27-2011, 12:39 AM
Hell yeah, heaps of my faves are doing well. Nando and Simon into R3, Soderling, and Djoker. :bigclap:

tennisfan856
05-27-2011, 12:40 AM
Sadly.. those days are over. No one is teaching the attack, serve, precision strategy style of game anymore and the conditions keep getting more homogenized along with game play. its probably just going to get worse with the baseline ballbashing

i strongly agree on your point about the modification of the surfaces. I never thought i'd see the day where french open plays faster than hard court masters events and potentially wimbledon.

out_here_grindin
05-27-2011, 12:48 AM
Sadly.. those days are over. No one is teaching the attack, serve, precision strategy style of game anymore and the conditions keep getting more homogenized along with game play. its probably just going to get worse with the baseline ballbashing

There was an interesting article in the wall street journal today about how Dolgopolov is one of a dying breed and that Santoro was a big Dolgo fan.


But yeah I am very much enjoying this tournament. I have just being so much negativity in the result threads. Good to see most are enjoying it

BK123
05-27-2011, 12:51 AM
Either then the fact Murray's draw just keeps getting easier and easier?

Yup.

If Murray doesn't get to the SF he doesn't deserve to be in the top 10 either.

Sunset of Age
05-27-2011, 12:54 AM
There was an interesting article in the wall street journal today about how Dolgopolov is one of a dying breed and that Santoro was a big Dolgo fan.

There you have it. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

jadey
05-27-2011, 03:42 AM
I usually dont enjoy RG , but this year Im glued to it .
Hate to admit it , but Ive even watched some of the womens matches:facepalm:

Mimi
05-27-2011, 03:47 AM
in all fairness i'd enjoy it a bit but the inevitable feeling that nadal is going to win RG again immediately puts me off.

don't worry about that, you gonna have super fun :dance: he even won't reach the final and i am not being honest, not sarcastic :shrug:

The Freak
05-27-2011, 04:05 AM
I love tennis. I love the French Open.

straitup
05-27-2011, 04:05 AM
Personally I love upsets. Tennis needs more of them.

Upsets are what make sports so fun to follow. Just the agony of rooting for the underdogs that collapse against the favorites or come so agonizingly close to beating a favorite is painful, but is so worth it when you watch a true upset

Caralimon
05-27-2011, 04:06 AM
I don't like slams, I'm more of a $35K challenger person.

Getta
05-27-2011, 04:28 AM
we need both paris and alessandria to make tennis colours appear.

KarlyM
05-27-2011, 08:28 AM
I wouldn't say I'm enjoying it right now. It's just been too weird so far. :cuckoo:

GSMnadal
05-27-2011, 08:39 AM
Would be enjoying it a hell of a lot more if Rafa wasn't playing so damn crap.

When the tournament is ongoing, I just want him to win as easy as possible. But afterwards, it's just so much sweeter if he wins it after an epic journey (Wimbledon 08/AO 09).

As for some of the upsets, the Berdych one :lol:

Those things make RG special, because for the regular top players clay often isn't their best surface, so these guys like Robert actually have a great shot of beating them.

bokehlicious
05-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Raftards hate it. Everyone else loves it.

Luinir
05-27-2011, 09:04 AM
I'm Rafatard and enjoying with it. :p Really it's been a good tournament so far. So many good and tight matches. Unseeded and qualifiers doing really well and pushing really hard seeded players.

Lana87
05-27-2011, 09:18 AM
It's actually one of the most open French Open in recent memory, why are people so whiny? Rafa doesn't look so strong as before, Nole is in domination mode and en route to making history, many other players can have a chance and surprise as all... muzza, fed, delpo, sod... i say it's a great slam! Certainly last year was boring as hell, no one was threatening Nadal. So hands down this is the most interesting RG in ages.

Totally agreed. http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/Lanabgd/new/b9255d78.gif

chalkdust
05-27-2011, 10:07 AM
It's not so interesting for me because I would rate Djokovic as 90% to win the tournament. That's ok, I like Djokovic and he is making history right now, but I prefer a bit more uncertainty. I would prefer it if Nadal were playing better, even though I don't like his style of tennis, just so that we could see a prime Nadal versus new Nole struggle. Right now I feel it is inevitable that Nole will win, while Rafatards will be able to say, for once with some justification, that their man was below par.

As a Murray fan, I am also finding it painful to watch him play on clay. It's actually the most interesting thing for me though, the question of whether Murray can take advantage of his draw to reach the semis for the first time. He looks terrible at the moment, and I suspect Dolgo may well take him out in R4. I like Dolgopolov, so I wouldn't mind too much.

Other than that, the Isner match was fun to watch, and there have been some amusing implosions e.g. Berdych. But I haven't seen a lot of really top quality tennis.

Super Djoker
05-27-2011, 10:40 AM
It started good! Rafa getting taken to 5! that was good. Murray is boring to watch as normal! Frustrated that i havent seen Soderling play so far! I hope he might repeat the rafa showing of 2 years ago! Federer playing well from what i,ve heard so it will get interesting, I Hope!

ossie
05-27-2011, 10:42 AM
one of the best french opens in years imo.

Gagsquet
05-27-2011, 10:47 AM
Great FO. Just sad some sections are too strong ( Djoko's section) and others are jokes.

Helevorn
05-27-2011, 11:15 AM
I'm enjoying this RG a lot :)

buzz
05-27-2011, 11:40 AM
Yes, up until now at least.

nalbyfan
05-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Yes it's less boring than last year

your_valentine
05-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Raftards hate it. Everyone else loves it.

True :haha:
Love this FO so far! Nadull sucks, Roger rocks and Djokovic is still on his streak. Awesome change from the boredom of last year.

Naina
05-27-2011, 12:27 PM
I have always loved the French :shrug:

born_on_clay
05-27-2011, 12:42 PM
It's far from real clay this year :shrug:

chewy
05-27-2011, 12:58 PM
@OP, I'm still enjoying the French Open even though one of my top fav player has lost in singles already.

Many interesting matchups ahead.

philosophicalarf
05-27-2011, 01:21 PM
I see such viciously negative posts at the conclusion of nearly every match these days, I have to wonder how many of you are enjoying the sport right now. This is the French Open, one of our slams yet there have been so many complaints about each result. What do you want to happen?

The Feddies are miserable as he gets old and doesn't win slams anymore.

The Naddies are miserable because he's beginning to look a bit old this year too, and Djokovic has a better "diet" than him.


These two camps have a significant number of noisy and slightly crazy types. If a player beats either, especially at a slam, they earn eternal hatred.


Plenty other real tennis fans out there.

nalbyfan
05-27-2011, 01:27 PM
The Feddies are miserable as he gets old and doesn't win slams anymore.

The Naddies are miserable because he's beginning to look a bit old this year too, and Djokovic has a better "diet" than him.


These two camps have a significant number of noisy and slightly crazy types. If a player beats either, especially at a slam, they earn eternal hatred.


Plenty other real tennis fans out there.

When Armani underbrief and goat's milk lose, those stupid groupies will stop polluating MTF. Hope it'll happen soon

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Fog going to be in the 4th round that alone saves this event.

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 01:28 PM
When Armani underbrief and goat's milk lose, those stupid groupies will stop polluating MTF. Hope it'll happen soon

Djoko fans will replace them.

Nathaliia
05-27-2011, 01:31 PM
When the seeds advance they say the slams are boring, when you have upsets, they say the slam is weak because the big names lost.

I feel sick from reading GM these days, really.
haha got 5 good reps for this post

Lana87
05-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Djoko fans will replace them.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/Lanabgd/new/6db5810a.gif

What to expect from members when you have such mods...

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 01:52 PM
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/Lanabgd/new/6db5810a.gif

What to expect from members when you have such mods...

Factual and don't be so defensive. It's very simple or do you need me to point it out in dot format.

Fed, Nadal and Djokovic biggest fanbases = biggest amount of the over the top fans. Work out what 3 minus 2 is, then you have it :)

philosophicalarf
05-27-2011, 01:57 PM
I think he was implying that Djoko is boring, could not possibly ever have any fans, and thus you were trolling by suggesting as much.

Frankly though, Fed isn't exactly a sparkling personality either though, and Nadal is borderline introverted. They have tons of fans because they've won a lot.

Armless
05-27-2011, 02:00 PM
Fast clay is fun, enjoying this FO alot.

Lana87
05-27-2011, 03:13 PM
Factual and don't be so defensive. It's very simple or do you need me to point it out in dot format.

Fed, Nadal and Djokovic biggest fanbases = biggest amount of the over the top fans. Work out what 3 minus 2 is, then you have it :)

It's not the same when a moderator says things like that and when a member says that. I've seen far too many offensive posts from you and I don't know why is that tolerated here. You should treat all the members with the same respect (no matter what is your personal opinion) and if you want to troll then make a dupe account and do that from there.
No wonder there is so much trolling and hatred on this site when the management encourages such a behavior. Just shameful.

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 03:22 PM
It's not the same when a moderator says things like that and when a member says that. I've seen far too many offensive posts from you and I don't know why is that tolerated here. You should treat all the members with the same respect (no matter what is your personal opinion) and if you want to troll then make a dupe account and do that from there.
No wonder there is so much trolling and hatred on this site when the management encourages such a behavior. Just shameful.

What you can't handle the truth, that's your problem and not mine. Respect is a funny thing, if people don't post rubbish and constructed their various viewpoints with some thought behind it, then there'd be more of it around even if the particular viewpoint expressed is different.

Rain is wet, that's a fact. Which fanbase makes the loudest noises are the ones that dominant at that time, if you can't see that then that's you being hypersensitive.

Orka_n
05-27-2011, 03:32 PM
It's not the same when a moderator says things like that and when a member says that. I've seen far too many offensive posts from you and I don't know why is that tolerated here. You should treat all the members with the same respect (no matter what is your personal opinion) and if you want to troll then make a dupe account and do that from there.
No wonder there is so much trolling and hatred on this site when the management encourages such a behavior. Just shameful.Relax, wouldya.

Mistaflava
05-27-2011, 03:34 PM
to this point this is one of the worst French Opens ever. what a joke.

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 03:37 PM
The investors aren't happy.

Mistaflava
05-27-2011, 03:40 PM
keep talking shit on the internet dipshit

straitup
05-27-2011, 03:40 PM
I'm Rafatard and enjoying with it. :p Really it's been a good tournament so far. So many good and tight matches. Unseeded and qualifiers doing really well and pushing really hard seeded players.

Well you are semi-rational...

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 03:42 PM
keep talking shit on the internet dipshit

I thought you'd be rolling in it during this event. If you are, then it's not shit :)

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 04:06 PM
Today has been the best day since the courts are actually playing like real clay and there have been good performance throughout matches for a change.

Up to today, this tournament was awful. And when Monday comes around I'm going to be focused on the challengers than this event.

Lana87
05-27-2011, 07:51 PM
What you can't handle the truth, that's your problem and not mine. Respect is a funny thing, if people don't post rubbish and constructed their various viewpoints with some thought behind it, then there'd be more of it around even if the particular viewpoint expressed is different.

Rain is wet, that's a fact. Which fanbase makes the loudest noises are the ones that dominant at that time, if you can't see that then that's you being hypersensitive.


I don't care when people dislike a certain player or even hate him but to trash talk a big number of members? I even saw you were mocking Serbs.
If this is the sites policy to encourage behavior like that, and you say it's fine to insult each other here, ok fine. It's not my site, in a way you represent the management so I guess it's allowed.
But that's why this site is in such horrible state.
On a site where I was staff at it was a bannable offense what you are doing.

Posting here should be fun. I guess it is for some people who enjoy insulting other people and getting out all their frustrations. But obviously I don't enjoy that. Not that you will care much for that.

There are many other places where people are treated differently than here so no need for me to come where I constantly get insulted by a couple of losers and to feel bad for no reason at all.
Call me hypersensitive, I just respect myself.

Much love for are the great people I've met here. <3
Have fun. Bye.

tealeaves
05-27-2011, 08:03 PM
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Gagsquet
05-27-2011, 08:18 PM
BEST R3 match of the year is in Roland Garros. Perhaps the best R3 match of the decade.

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Eh. It's getting better but it's still sort of dull.

out_here_grindin
05-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Eh. It's getting better but it's still sort of dull.

But the challenger guys are making the 3rd rounds

Mateya
05-27-2011, 08:44 PM
Lana87 :hug: I understand you completely :hug:
So many frustrated trolls here and poor moderating.

Šta češ, najbolje je da ignoriraš one koji ti smetaju i uživaš u tome što ti ovaj forum nudi.
100 ljudi, 100 čudi - iako ovdje prevladavaju budale i ne ljudi. :lol:


Yes, I'm enjoying it no matter how many mugs or seeds are in. And if J.I.C. wins tommorow I'll enjoy even more.

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 08:54 PM
But the challenger guys are making the 3rd rounds
Yeah, but I can't stand Kubot, and I'm not a fan of really any of them outside of Darcis, who lost, and Mayer, who I don't really consider a challenger guy (he's been hurt). I'm really only following the event for Fabio now. Hopefully Berrer beats Murray and L. Mayer beats Soderling, but that's probably not happening. Today was a pretty good day, Wozniacki lost, Fed played a great match, Wawa-Tsonga and Gasquet-Bellucci (3rd and 4th sets) were entertaining. Nole-DelPo as well.

The tournament is getting better because conditions are slower. Slower clay=better tennis. But it still isn't interesting IMO compared to next week in Prostejov, Nottingham and Furth.

simplet
05-27-2011, 08:55 PM
Today has been the best day since the courts are actually playing like real clay and there have been good performance throughout matches for a change.

Up to today, this tournament was awful. And when Monday comes around I'm going to be focused on the challengers than this event.

"What what what? You peasants are watching the French Open final? Don't you know there's a delightful little future played at the same time in Cheng Du? I would watch the Dnipropetrovsk challenger but some guy in the draw won a tour-level match in 2003. Who do they think I am? The kind of guy who watches Tennis on an actual TV?"

edit : ah ah hadn't even seen your last post

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 08:56 PM
Rain+cool conditions=heavier balls=slower conditions=real clay court tennis. Not hard court bullshit. It's now quick enough where a player can be offensive and win points but slow enough where strategy and fitness will come into play. That's clay court tennis at it's finest.

DrJules
05-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Lana87 :hug: I understand you completely :hug:
So many frustrated trolls here and poor moderating.

Šta češ, najbolje je da ignoriraš one koji ti smetaju i uživaš u tome što ti ovaj forum nudi.
100 ljudi, 100 čudi - iako ovdje prevladavaju budale i ne ljudi. :lol:


Yes, I'm enjoying it no matter how many mugs or seeds are in. And if J.I.C. wins tommorow I'll enjoy even more.

The Nole trolls are even managing to give the Rafa trolls a run for their money and that is one heck of an achievement.

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 09:00 PM
"What what what? You peasants are watching the French Open final? Don't you know there's a delightful little future played at the same time in Cheng Du? I would watch the Dnipropetrovsk challenger but some guy in the draw won a tour-level match in 2003. Who do they think I am? The kind of guy who watches Tennis on an actual TV?"

I'm not trying to be patronizing, but I'm not interested in watching the same guys over and over winning all of the events, so outside of select matches, I don't see any actual need to watch the event. I like watching the top players too but almost all of my favorites are ranked from 40 and lower, so that's where my focus is. But I know most would choose the grand slam over the challenger.

smitty8
05-27-2011, 09:12 PM
I am not enjoying the French Open today because the damn cable is out. Stupid Comcast, fix your shit!

shiaben
05-27-2011, 09:57 PM
After not having the Nadal/Davydenko matchup (not a big deal), the only other bad thing was to see Federer/Wawrinka again. I don't mind it, the only problem is, Wawrinka struggles constantly. If he were to upset or push him to 5, maybe things would look better?

RNW
05-27-2011, 10:49 PM
+ Changing weather conditions
+ New Balls discussions (action)
+ Good TV coverage and all important matches on courts with cameras
+ Djokovic-Del Potro clash-up
- Djokovic-Del Potro clash-up ALREADY in ROUND 3 (bad for the loser)
+ Involved crowd makes the matches more entertaining
+/- Turnaround matches (Tsonga against Wawrinka, Berdych and Almagro out after 2-0 sets)
- Too many qualifiers in Round 3 (1 or 2 too many)
+ Some seeds out after the two first rounds but not too many
+ TOp 6 still in the tournament
+ Nadal-Isner in Round 1, entertaining match
+ Federer in his new role as "not one of the two main favourites"
+ We still have the top favourites in: Nadal and Djokovic
+ We have the outsiders and dark horses: Murray, Ferrer, Söderling playing great tennis without dropping a set so far.
- Fognini vs. Montanes 4th round. (4th is okay for both but not a QF because it was Robert who took out Berdych)
+ French and spanissh Players outside the TOp 50 played the matches of their lifes as RAmirez Hidalgo or Robert.
+ Still the possibility of a perfect SF line-up: No quarter has lost his favourite
+ Fast but not too fast clay court and heavy balls make a good mixture of nice claycourt tennis: it would be very boring on a real slow claycourt.
+ The french have still 3 players in which is good for atmosphere and press
+ The weather could change all or nothing
+ Federer finds some form
+ Some players ranked too high lost early: Melzer, Cilic (if you think so), Almagro (not in my opinion, but i'm sure a lot of people think so)
+ Talented outsiders who are ready for an upset play great tennis: Dolgopolov, Gasquet, Simon.
- Raonic lost to Berrer !? It would have been great to see the Newcomer Nr. 1 in the 3rd round.
- The germans are really bad and disappointing as Kohlschreiber, Petzschner or Mayer.
+/- The comeback of Haas. Will this be a parttime comeback? Has he a chance to win some more matches in the next weeks...?
+ Some good side stories like the new balls, the weather, the crazy Order of play, the early match-up Djokovic-DelPo, the comeback of Haas after 15 months, the qualifiers still in, the pre-events, the comeback of the oldies like Berrer or Falla
+ Chardy won a match
- Gulbis, Istomin and Cilic played really bad. So disappoiting for them that they can't reach their real level of play.
+/- Matches which were predicted as one-sided were not one sided: Murray-Bolelli, Nadal-Andujar, Davydenko-Veic etc. If this is good or not depends on the players you like.
+ Nice mixture of young and older players, of seeds and qualifiers, nice mixture of players from so many countries: 6 Qualifiers from 6 different nations are in the R32.
- The order of play from today. They should have done only 3 matches on Philippe Chartrier so that Delpo-Nole could have finished last evening.
+ On this surface it is not enough to play only defense and you can't ballbash all way long so you need to find a good mixture and you need a solid technique because of the hard and heavy balls.
+ We say some good tennis in a lot of matches as in the Nadal matches, in Verdasco-Malisse, Wawrinka-Tsonga, Simon-Chardy, Rosol-Melzer, Mayer-Falla, Murray-Bolelli, Gasquet-Bellucci and many more.

+++ The main positive thing is that we have now a PERFECT PERCENTAGE of PREDICTABILITY OF THE MATCHES. You can predict a lot of things but NOT everything.
And this percentage must be in the right range so that we have a high-quality tournament.
Not too many things can be predictable but a lot of things have to be predictable.

FiBeR
05-27-2011, 11:36 PM
hell yeah!

chewy
05-28-2011, 12:02 PM
haha got 5 good reps for this post

:lol: make that 6 cause it was actually the second thing I click after the OP but apparently needed to spread more good reps first...

Action Jackson
05-28-2011, 12:05 PM
Even Troicki making the 4th round hasn't dulled my enjoyment.

Stefanos13
05-28-2011, 01:03 PM
I'm not liking the new balls. The play is definitively faster than last years.

I'm not liking Nadal's mood and play.

Other than that, always good to watch a grand slam.

MacTheKnife
05-28-2011, 02:45 PM
I always enjoy the FO. It's the last clay for a while and then real tennis starts again.

SwissMiss19
05-28-2011, 03:02 PM
This Men's Roland Garros has been a challenging one for sure. The matches that been been occurring are like match ups you see towards the end of the tournament. I'm really impressed with how these men are battling to the death. :)

Alex999
05-28-2011, 03:16 PM
My question is why wouldn't we enjoy RG? It's a great tournament. We've seen many good matches. What I don't understand is why some people on MTF keep complaining no matter what.

ssin
05-28-2011, 03:31 PM
FO has always been my favorite tournament.

Action Jackson
05-28-2011, 03:34 PM
My question is why wouldn't we enjoy RG? It's a great tournament. We've seen many good matches. What I don't understand is why some people on MTF keep complaining no matter what.

Some people are never happy. Yes, if something is shit I will say so, and Troicki making 4th round is shit but overall tournament has been good.

Alex999
05-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Some people are never happy. Yes, if something is shit I will say so, and Troicki making 4th round is shit but overall tournament has been good.

You usually don't complain about anything and I appreciate your tennis knowledge. As for Viktor, well he won ... it didn't really matter to me one way or another. I personally like the fact that many qualifiers and 'lesser' players (according to 'MTF standards') managed to go much further than expected.

Action Jackson
05-28-2011, 03:56 PM
You usually don't complain about anything and I appreciate your tennis knowledge. As for Viktor, well he won ... it didn't really matter to me one way or another. I personally like the fact that many qualifiers and 'lesser' players (according to 'MTF standards') managed to go much further than expected.

If some weren't such bandwagoners and over the top knee jerk reactions, that would help a lot. I can't stand Troicki at all for a lot of reasons.

Bit of carnage for the tournament is good, but philo summed it up perfectly. Nothing is ever good enough.

cobalt60
05-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Haven't had much of a chance to watch it except for nightime reruns. Some good early match ups where I would have preferred an upset but hey can't have everything. Still looks like the top 4 will be in the SF's ; don't see much of an upset there although I love that El Legenda is having a good run so far.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Fog and Montańes had many things. Both guys trying to win their way through to their 1st quarter final. First 3 and a bit sets had some solid tennis.

The shenanigans and antics in the last set, the timeout, the huge footfaults, the mass choking of Montańes.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 07:04 PM
It has been a very enjoyable tournament so far.

Lots of upsets, quality matches, top 4 still in it, what is not to like if you are an actual fan of tennis and not a whining gloryhunter?

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 07:07 PM
Monfils-Ferrer has been entertaining.

Sunset of Age
05-29-2011, 11:55 PM
Can't wait for a Soderling - Ferrer final, if that's what OP meant. :drool:

Knotty Fort
05-30-2011, 02:40 AM
I am actually. The storylines heading into this French Open are much more intriguing than last year's, for example. Last year was kinda predictable, with Rafa winning all the major clay court tune-ups, and things only got interesting at the QF stage when Soderling defeated Federer.

This year we have the amazing Novak streak, Rafa trying to re-assert this clay dominance, Roger quietly sneaking into the latter stages with surprisingly good form, Murray unexpectedly putting in his strongest clay court performance this season and almost ending the monster streak, and some early blockbuster matches e.g. Delpo-Novak where Delpo showed us he's almost back in the big league, if he stays healthy.

I guess most of all, I enjoy the fact that Rafa's victory is not a given. Nothing excites me more than to have a fierce competition for the title, on both a mental and physical level this time round.

oneandonlyhsn
05-30-2011, 05:59 AM
Its been a long time since I have enjoyed RG like this year.

abraxas21
05-30-2011, 06:37 AM
It has been a very enjoyable tournament so far.

Lots of upsets, quality matches, top 4 still in it, what is not to like if you are an actual fan of tennis and not a whining gloryhunter?

the top 4 are still in it

but that makes me a gloryhunter

Jimnik
05-30-2011, 06:47 AM
More than the last 6-7 years, though that's not saying much.

MatchFederer
05-30-2011, 06:54 AM
Roland Garros has been pretty interesting for me mainly because there is a curious expectation from many that Nadal *will* fall. The hysteria which this is generating is palpable (and hilarious).

Apart from that, I enjoy tennis.

careergrandslam
05-30-2011, 07:08 AM
Roland Garros has been pretty interesting for me mainly because there is a curious expectation from many that Nadal *will* fall. The hysteria which this is generating is palpable (and hilarious).

Apart from that, I enjoy tennis.

he will fall, he is not playing well with no confidence.

MaxPower
05-30-2011, 07:08 AM
Depending on how it goes today I really hope in the dream QF from the draw. Nadal vs Soderling in an epic rematch of the 2009 upset and 2010 Final. TBH that match makes or breaks RG 2011 to me pretty much. I think it would be incredibly predictable and boring with a top4 SF and especially a Nadal vs Djokovic final.

So if Nadal takes out Soderling and then routines Murray/Troicki as expected then RG is dead to me. Until next year...


Still I'd rather have the top4 in QFs/SFs than have it like WTA where the top3 didn't even make it to RG R4 :D

Topspindoctor
05-30-2011, 07:13 AM
I hope for Troicki vs Djokovic final. This epic could go either way.

MatchFederer
05-30-2011, 07:17 AM
he will fall, he is not playing well with no confidence.

Yeh, he could well do. The fact that so many consider it as a real possibility is causing all sorts of insecurities and madness to come to the fore of this forum at almost unprecedented levels. Outstanding.

Spiffing sh*zzle.

F**king love it.

But mainly I love the fact that the winner of RG 2011 is hard to call.

fabolous
05-30-2011, 07:23 AM
More than the last 6-7 years, though that's not saying much.
exactly how i would say it.

there have been more high quality matches than in the last years, and there have been some drama matches, with fognini-montanes being the highlight.

i also have some hope that the SFs and final will be better than the last years.

Action Jackson
05-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Yes, it has been good this year but of course since 2005 it has been average for the most part.

Getta
05-30-2011, 03:27 PM
yes.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-30-2011, 03:59 PM
Been hit and miss so far. will give my overall thoughts and review at the end of the tourney. The contrasting stories of Novak and Nadal leading up to the final has made the tourney.

Action Jackson
05-30-2011, 04:00 PM
This place would have had more crying than a day care centre if it was around during RG 99 or Wimbledon 02.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-30-2011, 04:05 PM
wimbledon 2002 was fantastic. The only wimbledon i have attended live. Rusedski vs Roddick on centre was chilling. As was nico vs Pavel which was epic. An action jackson match that i enjoyed very much

MrChopin
06-01-2011, 11:55 PM
Sadly.. those days are over. No one is teaching the attack, serve, precision strategy style of game anymore and the conditions keep getting more homogenized along with game play. its probably just going to get worse with the baseline ballbashing

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/Mr_Chopin/cmp210286_ad111140_20110512041744.gif

MaxPower
06-02-2011, 12:30 AM
No I think the QFs have been horrible. The wind picked up on tuesday and destroyed the Federer vs Monfils match. The other was a WO of course which in itself was a big disappointment

On Wednesday the wind was still there and destroyed Nadal vs Söderling. Chela vs Murray didn't have much tension in it anyway, felt more like a R3 or so and was also drag down in quality by the conditions.


Now the only chance to "save" this tournament are top quality SFs. Hopefully the wind is gone and there wont be two 3-0 SFs and then a 3-0 Djokovic win

out_here_grindin
06-02-2011, 12:40 AM
The QFs were a bust. Hopefully the semis will pcik back up the momentum it had going in the 3rd round and Rof16

guga2120
06-02-2011, 12:55 AM
No, its good that the top 4 are playing against each other, I guess, but the court is playing so much like a hardcourt.

freeandlonely
06-02-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm starting to enjoy it.

Filo V.
06-02-2011, 04:39 PM
It's better than it was. Now hopefully Nadal beats Murray and the other SF is a competitive well-played encounter. The courts are playing slower now than they were, also it's cooler and windier, which is why it's better tennis, because you can't just play like you're at the US Open.

rocketassist
06-02-2011, 04:53 PM
Ask me after the semis.

Gagsquet
06-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Murray broke his teeth so I definitely enjoy it.

KarlyM
06-04-2011, 12:37 AM
I'm awake now. :lol: