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Forum: General Messages 07-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,775
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Dustin Brown: Is that a ball in your pocket, or...

If he was doing this you'd expect him to be using that ball on a first serve, but he was using them on second serves. I was there and made a point of following it on a couple of occasions. In one...
Forum: General Messages 07-03-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,382
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Which performance against Nadal in Wimbly did you enjoy more?

Rosol produced some amazing tennis in that match, but I prefer Brown for entertainment value. Some of the shots he produced yesterday (good and bad) were pretty ridiculous and as a personality he's...
Forum: General Messages 04-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,895
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Will Murray ever beat Djokovic again?

He can beat him, but it's pretty clear he has a big problem when they get to the 2-3 hours mark of a tight match. If he isn't already in command at that point he's likely to get ground down...
Forum: General Messages 04-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,507
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Miami SF: (3) Murray def. (8) Berdych 6-4 6-4

Most of the people who go overboard about the Premier League are people working for Sky or BT Sport - companies that have paid huge amounts of money to show it and who are obviously going to promote...
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Murray would of won more slams...

That was his problem about 5+ years ago, but it's not his problem now. You don't suddenly lose a set 6-0 because you're too defensive. Djokovic wasn't blazing winners past him either. He lost that...
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 40,060
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Commonwealth of Australia F: Djokovic def. Andrew Barron Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3

I think the pattern for these matches is pretty clear as this was very similar to the 2013 final. They played two tight (and long) sets then mid-way through the third it started to go wrong for...
Forum: General Messages 01-31-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 19,569
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: End the madness now - Who's career would you rather take? Hewitt vs Murray, VOTE

I don't think at any stage in his career I've thought Murray was genuinely the best player in the sport at that exact moment (although it's been close at times), whereas I certainly thought that...
Forum: General Messages 01-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,463
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Murray to get the career slam before Djokovic?

He can make semi-finals at RG by having a good seeding and a bit of luck. To actually win it would take some kind of bizarre lightning in a bottle effort - the 5+ players who are better than him on...
Forum: General Messages 01-30-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Can Stan Come Back To Top 4?

It's hard to predict what he's going to do for the rest of this year. From Monte Carlo onwards last year he was pretty mediocre at best, yet at the Tour Finals and in Australia he's had some pretty...
Forum: General Messages 01-30-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,717
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Would you watch a Nole vs Murray final?

Yes because I like tennis and I try not to be an attention seeking moron who says controversial things for no particular reason.
Forum: General Messages 01-29-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Is Wawa vs Djokovic the best matchup in Tennis right now?

It depends on Wawrinka. If he's at the top of his game then perhaps, but his form has actually been pretty mediocre since Monte Carlo last year. A few good matches like crushing Berdych at the Tour...
Forum: General Messages 01-29-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,470
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Just to what extent Murray is "done" ?

Overall his year wasn't bad by other players' standards, but it was basically Murray transitioning from being a top four player who has a legitimate shot of winning 3/4 slams to someone who can get...
Forum: General Messages 01-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,205
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Which AO final 2015 do want to see?

Murray - Wawrinka because I like unpredictable finals and I feel like both of them could argue to be favourites (Wawrinka the defending champion, Murray having had a better career). It would also...
Forum: General Messages 01-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,570
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: AO QF: Murray def. Kyrgios 6-3 7-6 (5) 6-3

Kyrgios has a lot of talent, but he's still a bit immature in terms of things like shot selection. You get away with that when you're much more talented than the player you're up against, but if you...
Forum: General Messages 01-26-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,393
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Nadal on Kyrgios: "He'll be in the top positions" "He's playing w/no pressure"

I'm not a Nadal fan, but I thought those were relatively interesting comments. Actually seemed like he was trying to provide some insight instead of the usual non-committal rubbish tennis players...
Forum: General Messages 01-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 21,923
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: AusOpen RND 4: Andy Murray Def Girgor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5

I watched both of those matches and couldn't disagree more. The quality of the defensive play of Seppi/Kyrgios in particular was miles lower than in the Dimitrov/Murray match.

If you want to put...
Forum: General Messages 01-18-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,561
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Murray opens up about team split - hints Dani/Jez against Mauresmo role

The way Murray acts - ultra-competitive, completely ruthless in getting rid of people he doesn't think help him, etc. - I just find it a bit ridiculous to think he hired Mauresmo for the PR.

Forum: General Messages 11-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 69,359
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: WTF Final (1)Djokovic d (2)Federer w/o

Disappointing. Both players were playing well and it could have been a great end to the year. Doesn't make the sport look very good overall when this happens, but what can you do.
Forum: General Messages 11-13-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Why aren't there more asian players in the top 100?

You answered the physical question yourself when you said there are 4.3 billion people in Asia. The idea that any particular set of physical characteristics can apply to such a large and varied...
Forum: General Messages 11-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,826
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Would you prefer Federer's season or Cilic's season

If we were talking hypothetically and you had two players the same age who both produced these two seasons then if you were to ask "which is more likely to have a successful year next year" the...
Forum: General Messages 10-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,277
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Dimitrov won't go to the World Tour Finals as an Alt

Why does anybody bother doing it then? Are all the top 100 going to turn their noses up at being an alternate and when someone gets injured we'll have James Ward running out there simply because he...
Forum: General Messages 10-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,277
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Dimitrov won't go to the World Tour Finals as an Alt

The money shouldn't be the issue. The alternates aren't there to do him a favour, but because people have paid good money to go watch these matches and a couple of injuries could potentially ruin the...
Forum: General Messages 10-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,413
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Novak Djokovic: "Federer Is Playing As Good As Ever"

Not at his peak level, but he deserves some credit. He's been written off by some people on several occasions now yet he's still performing at an elite level at 33. Says something about his attitude...
Forum: General Messages 07-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 54,364
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Wimbledon R4: Kyrgios def. Nadal 76(5) 57 76(5) 63

We might need to revise this "Nadal loses in the early rounds because the grass isn't worn down yet" theory to "Nadal just isn't very good at Wimbledon anymore".

Unlike Rosol and Darcis, though,...
Forum: General Messages 06-30-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,974
Posted By blank_frackis
Re: Wimbledon QF: Dimitrov vs. Murray

Dimitrov has been the UK-media backed "dark horse" since the tournament started - largely because he won Queen's (one of the three tennis tournaments British people actually watch) and because of his...
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