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Old 03-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Parallel Universe 2008 And Now 2012!

I have been spouting off about this year being totally bizarre in terms of the tennis world. Rather than post all the madness on this post I will let others do it for me So come on and tell us why you feel we are living in a parallel universe.

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Old 03-08-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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The obvious and most recent one should go first:

1.) Federer losing first round to Murray; and then Roddick going on to best Djokovic and Nadal (in straight sets!!) before winning the entire tournament

...anyone who said that this would happen a week, month, or year ago would have been laughed off of the forum...
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Not only is this a matter concerning some external forces like parallel universes, I would say this is perhaps a little of conspiracy theory going on.

Will this streak continue where the top seeds don't even make the semis like Baggy going down and Nadal and Federer going down early at all the big events? hmmmm
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it started late last year with Fat Dave
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I have been spouting off about this year being totally bizarre in terms of the tennis world. Rather than post all the madness on this post I will let others do it for me So come on and tell us why you feel we are living in a parallel universe.
It does feel a bit different and strange but I think it's mainly the Federer effect. The other results (Roddick, LLs winning tournaments, etc) wouldn't have been so shocking if he had repeated last year's performance.

Now if Nadal had excelled on HC then it would feel like living in a parallel universe .
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Because its 2008-the year of the X, remember?
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It was Pics Ferrer earning his nickname and romping through draws getting his ranking up seemingly after the infamous thread.

It ws Fat Dave in Madrid and Paris coming from nowhere to win those titles, losing first round in Basel in between, then losing in straight in the 3rd round at the AO, then doing well in (gasp!) MM events!

It was Djokovic losing 5 straight matches late last year into this year then winning the AO losing just one set, then getting sick in DC, the Marseille loss, then falling to Roddick in Dubai.

It was Federer getting sick and losing the AO semi, then coming to Dubai and losing 1st round to Murray.

It was Tsonga pulling a Baghdatis and making the AO final.

It was Nadal losing to the above Tsonga in AO, getting plastered by Misha in Chennai, hell freezing over loss to Seppi, and falling to Roddick.

It was Roddick losing to Kohlschreiber in AO, people saying his career is over, then winning a tough DC match on clay away, winning San Jose, tanking in Memphis, then turning back the clock to 2004 and killing the Dubai field to the title.

It was in Vina Del Mar when Pico suffered a freak incident in doubles before the finals match and had to pull out, making the Gonzalez-Cuevas (who?!) semi the final match.

It was Nishikori over Blake in Delray, it was Llodra in Rotterdam winning the event when all the seeds lost in the first 2 rounds ( ), it was Darcis indoors winning a title, it was Stakhovsky (!??!?!) beating Ljubo at his home event for a title, it was Soderling, a top 10 player indoors losing both finals to the above Darcis and Llodra.

And all this before Indian Wells
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Nice summary, Jonathan.
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Jonathan! That pretty well sums up the year to date Man I wonder what will be coming Insanity
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Jonathan! That pretty well sums up the year to date Man I wonder what will be coming Insanity
Makes things exciting, no?

what a huge dissappointment it will be when Federer wins the IW-Miami double
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Makes things exciting, no?

what a huge dissappointment it will be when Federer wins the IW-Miami double

Maybe Massu will win the Olympics again
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Maybe Massu will win the Olympics again
and Lena Daniilidou on the women's side
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It was Pics Ferrer earning his nickname and romping through draws getting his ranking up seemingly after the infamous thread.

It ws Fat Dave in Madrid and Paris coming from nowhere to win those titles, losing first round in Basel in between, then losing in straight in the 3rd round at the AO, then doing well in (gasp!) MM events!

It was Djokovic losing 5 straight matches late last year into this year then winning the AO losing just one set, then getting sick in DC, the Marseille loss, then falling to Roddick in Dubai.

It was Federer getting sick and losing the AO semi, then coming to Dubai and losing 1st round to Murray.

It was Tsonga pulling a Baghdatis and making the AO final.

It was Nadal losing to the above Tsonga in AO, getting plastered by Misha in Chennai, hell freezing over loss to Seppi, and falling to Roddick.

It was Roddick losing to Kohlschreiber in AO, people saying his career is over, then winning a tough DC match on clay away, winning San Jose, tanking in Memphis, then turning back the clock to 2004 and killing the Dubai field to the title.

It was in Vina Del Mar when Pico suffered a freak incident in doubles before the finals match and had to pull out, making the Gonzalez-Cuevas (who?!) semi the final match.

It was Nishikori over Blake in Delray, it was Llodra in Rotterdam winning the event when all the seeds lost in the first 2 rounds ( ), it was Darcis indoors winning a title, it was Stakhovsky (!??!?!) beating Ljubo at his home event for a title, it was Soderling, a top 10 player indoors losing both finals to the above Darcis and Llodra.

And all this before Indian Wells
Yeah that pretty much sums it up.

What's gonna happen next? Roddick winning Roland Garros? Roger losing in the first round of Wimbledon? Nole bouncing the ball only once per serve? Rafa wearing comfortable underwear?

The brain, it ponders the many possibilities.
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Blaze 's post wrapped it up in the best form. Mostly, Federer's incidents are the fastest sliding shortcut to the parallel universe. Besides the show up of stronger challenge aka Djokovic and frequent splashes of challenge from Nalby, Murray,Roddick ,etc,.. ,..

Nadal's losses may sound shocking concerning rankings, but i guess his fans including me are getting more used to results like these, they're and won't be that surprising anymore.

Bizzare results at the beginning of the season? Sure. Might give some excitation for those who complained of boring dominance of some players. But i don't expect it to go on for the whole season, especially with the hard courts coming.i guess Fed'll get back on track though ofcourse the Djoker 'll be there as a tougher challenger.
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