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Old 05-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #106
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Well, it looks like the men aren't going to play tonight. That means Rafa and Djoko hopefully play tomorrow, with RG starting on Tuesday.

The interesting question is what happens if they don't play tomorrow. They can't seed RG until after this final is finished.

Edit - looks like they'll play Rome on Indoor Hard! if they can't get a match in tomorrow. And the forecast is for a ton of rain.

Plus they can't start on clay and switch to hard. They have to start on either clay or hard.

Pity, Roger didn't win. Can you imagine heads exploding if he beat Novak and then played Rafa on Indoor Hard here at Rome?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:08 PM   #107
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Well, it looks like the men aren't going to play tonight. That means Rafa and Djoko hopefully play tomorrow, with RG starting on Tuesday.

The interesting question is what happens if they don't play tomorrow. They can't seed RG until after this final is finished.

Edit - looks like they'll play Rome on Indoor Hard! if they can't get a match in tomorrow. And the forecast is for a ton of rain.

Plus they can't start on clay and switch to hard. They have to start on either clay or hard.

Pity, Roger didn't win. Can you imagine heads exploding if he beat Novak and then played Rafa on Indoor Hard here at Rome?
Now that the match has been postponed, I am seriously hoping it takes place on an indoor arena

Both would be so unprepared - I am sure Wodgie would handle the new surface with elan and grace.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #108
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[ Fedtard Mode]Am I the only one having a good about that final being postponed till tomorrow with outlooks like, 90% chance of rain?

Good decision of Rodge to get out of there asap - better preparation for RG, no? [/ Fedtard Mode]

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When Roger and Novak started warming up I tought - it doesn't metter how it finisces - this tournament is like a bonus, so a SF is great.
The problem is that I can't see Roger lose by Djokovic. And this year Novak is not worthy to holt the #1 - not only beacause he's plaing not well as last yer but expetially for his attitudes on the court. He broke 1 raquet against Monaco and in the final it was much more serious to brak it with the risk to fill the eyes of Nadal and the ball girl with the pieces of the broken raquet. I had still to prefere he won so Roger could holt the #2.
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SF at Rome is fine. He already owns 3 Masters - needs to do well at RG - a Final would be lovely.

Quite a few records up in Roland Garros, the QF streak (that everyone knows about). Matching Connor's SF record. Passing Lendl, Agassi, and getting closer to Vilas for most number of victories on clay. He has a good chance next year of passing Vilas to be the number one all time for most victories at Roland Garros with a good performance this year. Passing Connors for most slam wins of all time.
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Semi-final at R.G. would do me. As long as he wins Wimbledon or the U.S. Open of course.
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just get ready for Halle and Wimbledon
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He cannot beat Nadal and Djokovic regularly anymore.
It's not up for a nearly 31 years old player to challenge Rafa and Novak the whole time. Other players have to step it up, especially in Best of 5 tournaments.

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He already owns 3 Masters
2 Sean - Indian Wells and Miami

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- needs to do well at RG - a Final would be lovely.
Surprisingly this is the GS tournament where he has to defend most of the points of all 4 Majors this season. Who would have thought this a few years ago?

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Quite a few records up in Roland Garros, the QF streak (that everyone knows about). Matching Connor's SF record. Passing Lendl, Agassi, and getting closer to Vilas for most number of victories on clay. He has a good chance next year of passing Vilas to be the number one all time for most victories at Roland Garros with a good performance this year. Passing Connors for most slam wins of all time.
I think there's never a tournament for Roger where there are no records up to be broken

Considering the fact that it wasn't sure whether Roger would play in Rome reaching the SF is of course a good result and there's no shame to lose to Novak even though we all know that Roger can play better

It's been a great season for him so far - having won 4 tournaments (2 of them being Masters) and reaching the SF of 3 others, including one GS.

His main ambitions are yet to come and we can only hope that everything will work well for him

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I guess I don't have to post the match against Novak
I agree, but the game when Roger broked back Novak in the 2ond set deserves to be seen.
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Doris

i really hope Fed plays Halle this time

so anyway, Fed bumped to RG #3 seed, basically meaning his chances of title there are all but over because he cant beat Nadal there and only hope was for Nole to do it

altho i never seen him winning it anyway tbh, we will wait to take Wimbledon

sorry, Halle & Wimbledon
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I agree, but the game when Roger broked back Novak in the 2ond set deserves to be seen.
Ok, I'm going to watch this then

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i really hope Fed plays Halle this time
The same hope have a lot of people who have tickets for the tournament

But he will be there - it's the 20th anniversairy of the tournament, he will get his own street and he wants to prevent that Rafa wins another title in Germany .

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altho i never seen him winning it anyway tbh, we will wait to take Wimbledon
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how have you been Doris sometimes i miss your normality on this site

a good reason especially why Roger must play Halle - dont let NoleDal taint that title as they have Wimbledon
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Only sometimes?

I think I will feel better in 3 weeks in Halle - finally some live tennis again

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SF at Rome is fine. He already owns 3 Masters - needs to do well at RG - a Final would be lovely.

Quite a few records up in Roland Garros, the QF streak (that everyone knows about). Matching Connor's SF record. Passing Lendl, Agassi, and getting closer to Vilas for most number of victories on clay. He has a good chance next year of passing Vilas to be the number one all time for most victories at Roland Garros with a good performance this year. Passing Connors for most slam wins of all time.
Interesting stakes at RG. SF should be a lock but to get any further would mean removing his pristine head from the clutches of the mammoth tentacles of those 2 young beasts which might be very difficult. Novak is no longer under duress as he was last year, and Nadal is additionally motivated from having not won anything relevant for a long time. So SF should be great. Anything more would shock-stun-surprise me!
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Tried hard not to watch the Rome final today... mostly succeeded and only joined it midway thru the 2nd set. Never seen Nadal look quite so mean and intent on beating an opponent ... even Roger. All that pent up anger about Djokovic having shown him the door on clay in 2011 seemed to come out in every snarl, grimace, grunt ... not pretty .. 3 games + I switched off. I wanted something more pleasant to think about.
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Thanks for the kind comments Doris!

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Interesting stakes at RG. SF should be a lock but to get any further would mean removing his pristine head from the clutches of the mammoth tentacles of those 2 young beasts which might be very difficult. Novak is no longer under duress as he was last year, and Nadal is additionally motivated from having not won anything relevant for a long time. So SF should be great. Anything more would shock-stun-surprise me!
Thinking big works for me. I remember when I had the Footie Orange Roger clamouring for an RG title. And everyone believed he would never get that opportunity.
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