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Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,427
Posted By Sophocles
Re: AO QF: Wawrinka def. Nishikori 6-3 6-4 7-6(6)

Stan was at his flamboyant best here & Kei just couldn't contain him.
Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,739
Posted By Sophocles
Re: AO 2015 QF: (1) N. Djokovic def. (8) M. Raonic 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2

Raonic looked weaponless against Djoker on this court.
Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,684
Posted By Sophocles
Re: Where does Nadal go from here?

Well, he seems to have reached a stage, as Federer did some years ago, where convincing performances against lesser players are an unreliable guide to performance against better players. He's in...
Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By Sophocles
Re: You guns schooled once again in AO QF

Disappointing every QF ended in straight sets.
Forum: The Federer Express 01-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 9,725
Posted By Sophocles
Re: ~*~*~*~ Australian Open 2015 Thread - Italian Job #2 vs Seppi 3R ~*~*~*~

Judging by the comments, I'm kind of glad I didn't have a chance to watch the Seppi match. I hope Roger can rediscover the knack of peaking for the slams this season. Peaking for Brisbane is all...
Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 45,876
Posted By Sophocles
Re: AO 2015 QF: (7) T. Berdych def. (3) R. Nadal 6-2 6-0 7-6(5)

Christ, just shows how past it Youzhny must be.
Forum: General Messages 11-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 29,229
Posted By Sophocles
Re: Davis Cup Final: Federer def. Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 [SUI 3 - FRA 1]

Great performance, magnificent achievement. A crowning moment in Fed's career. And Wawrinka's, of course. Great to see Roger still able to rise to the occasion like that. Why, though, the French...
Forum: The Federer Express 11-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 9,119
Posted By Sophocles
Re: +++++Davis Cup F: Sui vs. Fra #SupporttheSwiss +++++

Great performance, magnificent achievement. A crowning moment in Fed's career. And Wawrinka's, of course. Great to see Roger still able to rise to the occasion like that. Why, though, the French...
Forum: General Messages 10-30-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By Sophocles
Re: Rod Laver's 10 best past and present players

"Best" might be the operative word here. Not the same as "greatest".
Forum: General Messages 09-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 38,428
Posted By Sophocles
Re: USO SF: Cilic def. Federer: 6-3 6-4 6-4

Peak Fed was obviously a far better player than Cilic but he'd hardly have been breaking at will. Cilic was hitting the corners with those 125-130 mph serves. He was also reading Roger's serve like...
Forum: The Federer Express 09-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 23,046
Posted By Sophocles
Re: US Open 2014 cheering thread - too bad it wasn't meant to be Roger

Cilic was hitting the corners with his serve, reading Roger's serve like a book, & smacking huge groundstrokes to within inches of the line, scarcely making an error, particularly off Roger's sliced...
Forum: General Messages 09-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,992
Posted By Sophocles
Re: DId Federer just miss his best chance at Slam #18?

Don't know & it doesn't matter. If he plays better he could win a slam in less favourable circumstances. The field is clearly deepening so although there are more players who can beat Fed, there...
Forum: General Messages 09-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 30,416
Posted By Sophocles
Re: US Open 14 SF: (10) Nishikori def. (1) Djokovic 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3

Great effort from Nishikori in this slam. He deserves the title - although so does Cilic after his stunning demolition of Fed yesterday.

Not sure what was wrong with Nole: he looked like his...
Forum: General Messages 09-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 38,428
Posted By Sophocles
Re: USO SF: Cilic def. Federer: 6-3 6-4 6-4

Maybe the Federer of 2006 could have edged Cilic out, but that was an awesome display of serving, returning, & power hitting he faced yesterday. A real shame he couldn't make the final with no other...
Forum: The Federer Express 09-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 23,046
Posted By Sophocles
Re: 81 is a special number, New York the city of opportunity - get the title Roger

Quite. I mean, maybe the Federer of 2006 could have edged Cilic out, but that was an awesome display of serving, returning, & power hitting he faced yesterday. A real shame he couldn't make the...
Forum: General Messages 09-06-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,400
Posted By Sophocles
Re: The Undeniable Arrogance of Roger Federer

Fed-haters in ruins.

Again.
Forum: General Messages 09-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 35,985
Posted By Sophocles
Re: USO QF: Federer def. Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2, saves 2 MPs

I can't be bothered to read the whole thread, but has anybody observed how encouraging a performance this was by Monfils? Much worse than the "clowning" tendencies harped on by MTF, he has been for...
Forum: General Messages 09-05-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 35,985
Posted By Sophocles
Forum: The Federer Express 09-05-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 23,046
Posted By Sophocles
Re: 81 is a special number, New York the city of opportunity - get the title Roger

Great to see Roger winning one of these agonizingly close matches.
Forum: General Messages 08-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,084
Posted By Sophocles
Re: USO R1: [2] Federer def. Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Hopeful signs in terms of Federer's movement & passing shots.
Forum: General Messages 08-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 25,307
Posted By Sophocles
Forum: The Federer Express 08-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 11,201
Posted By Sophocles
Re: *~*~*SIXcinnati: 2014 CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*~*~*~

Overall, an excellent 2 weeks. Encouraging he had the nerve & stamina to come through some close matches. He'll want to avoid dips like that 2nd set at the USO though.
Forum: General Messages 08-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,283
Posted By Sophocles
Forum: General Messages 07-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 68,023
Posted By Sophocles
Forum: General Messages 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,446
Posted By Sophocles
Re: Is Djokovic now one of the top 10 greatest players of all times?

He still has some way to go. If he holds No. 1 until the end of the year that will help, as would another US Open.
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