Mens Tennis Forums banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Tomorrow we will see Novak Djokovic take on Roger Federer for the Men's Single Title. Both of these players have been superb throughout the two weeks, in particular Federer and I'm sure it will be an epic match. My head says Djokovic whose tennis I enjoy but my heart wants Fed purely because nearly everyone was writing him off as a Grand Slam Champion and he was quite understated before this tournament started and yet he as proved a lot of people wrong. However the tournament as a whole as seen the future of tennis come through and been a great watch. Below I go through the rounds making my observations and would love you guys to have a go too.

ROUND ONE

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
For me this would probably have to be the ever colorful 16th seed Fabio Fognini overcoming world number 148 Alex Kuznetsov in five sets. After a horrific start for the Italian going down 6-2 6-1 in the opening two sets and the usual array of racket bashing and flavourful verbal spouts, the exhuberent Fog came bounding back against the American clinching it 9-7 in the fifth.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
A lot of people would probably highlight Fernando Verdasco going down to Marinko Matosevic as a bit of a suprise, considering he was a quarter finalist at the All England Club last year. However Matosevic has run into a bit of form on the tour this year and particularly on grass so I kind of saw it happening. My actual shock would probably be the disappointment of big Ivo Karlovic. His serve is always so deadly and is never a fancied match for the seeded opponents but he bowed out with a whimper against lucky loser Frank Dancevic.

BIZARRE?:
The unusual collapse of 7th seed David Ferrer in the second set of his commanding victory over grass hater Pablo Carrena Busta. After sweeping through the first set 6-0 and going 5-0 in the second, it looked an easy round two passage for the Spanish native. However from nowhere he found himself losing a tiebreak 7-6 (3.) However he soon regained composure and cruised through 6-1 in sets three and four.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Jerzy Janowicz wearing those sunglasses when he opened up against Somdev Devvarman. Maybe they distracted him as he was taken to five sets by the world number 125 before squeaking through.

The usual Aussie fanatics cheering on Lleyton Hewitt

Gael Monfils unusual walkabout moment against Malek Jaziri. He suddenly appeared to stop trying and had a petulant and sulky demeanour and was even spoken to by the umpire that if he had an injury he should retire. Then he sprung into life and won the match

Nervy Nadal. Martin Klizan played really well in set one and it looked like a Darcis moment could occur again. Rafa flew back though and got through in four.

Djokovics demolition of poor Andrey Golubev.

World Number 251 qualifier Tim Puetz playing in his first ever Grand Slam Match and looking very much at home with his impressive four set win against Gabashvili ranked 190 places above the German.

The usual graveyard of round one British exits. Only Andy Murray got through.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jurgen Melzers first round encounter that went the distance. Played over two days (although the day two lasted just one game, enough to seal Tsonga victory)

ROUND TWO

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Many contenders here for me. I will plump for Novak Djokovic's 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6 (5) victory over wily Radek Stepanek. The tennis was brilliant and Stepanek for his age, matched Djokovic for the whole contest scaring the number 1 seed and providing glorious dives on the turf and pumping up the fans as well as praying that Djokovic's match point had gone out. Was very entertaining. Other ones I considered were Gasquet vs Kygrios, Kuznetsov vs Ferrer and Janowicz vs Hewitt.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
Again a tough one with this round littered with shocks. For me it had to be Andrey Kuznetsov who put in an emphatic display to dispose of David Ferrer in five sets. He struck the ball beautifully and even dismantled the 7th seed 6-0 in set two. Even though Ferrer is more a clay specialist I expected at least a round four finish from him. His tireless work ethic was matched and bettered on a very rare occasion by his opponent. Kohlscreibers exit to lucky loser Simone Bolelli was also on my radar. We also saw the start of something special with youngsters Veseley and Kyrgios disposing of 13th seed Richard Gasquet and 24th seed Gael Monfils respectively.

BIZARRE?:
Ernests Gulbis. Will this man ever come to fruition? Another frustrating performance from a man who does have a lot of talent but is just not channeling it, in his straight sets defeat to serial seed killer Sergiy Stakhovsky.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Rosol Vs Nadal. Take Two. Were we going to see another shock? Not this time but a tense match from Nadal.

The young guns Vesely and Kyrgios beating two very good opponents. Kyrgios saved nine match points as well in his win.

Grigor Dmitrov and Milos Raonic surviving Round Two's casualty list of seeds.

Sam Querrey and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga forcing the umpire to change his mind of halting play due to bad light. The pair were in the fifth set and locked on par when the umpire suggested calling it a night. However with the crowd and players in a playing mood they managed another two games, where upon they still couldn't be separated so it needed to be completed the following day. Tsonga took it 14-12.

ROUND THREE:

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
I think it would have to be Kei Nishikori's dramatic five set win against Simone Bolelli. Bolelli had the chance to cause a massive shock but Nishikori saved a match point and went on to clinch the contest 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-4. Was good tennis all round and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed Dimitrov vs Dolgopolov where Grigor showed his steel and big serving Kevin Anderson taking out our vibrant Fognini in five sets.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
Maybe not a shock as such but Marin Cilic dumping out 6th seed Tomas Berdych. Cilic is a good grass court player but Berdych as reached the Wimbledon final before but frankly went down with a whimper.

BIZARRE?:
Rafael Nadal again starting a match slow, this time against Mikhail Kukushkin. He again won in four but after dropping the first set. You would expect Rafa to start aggressively and seize control but he obviously wanted to make it hard for himself.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nick Kyrgios and Jiri Vesely taking each other on in a battle of potential future stars.

Jerzy Janowicz providing us with his glasses and another five setter. This one though ended in defeat to Robredo.

The line judges dread at being part of the ace fest between John Isner and Feliciano Lopez. Ouch.

Mr Serene, Roger Federer continuing his breeze through to round four. Still no set or serve dropped.

ROUND FOUR

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Quite simple this one. Nick Kyrgios ranked at 144 in the world, giving us a great performance in beating world number 1 and 2nd seed Rafael Nadal in four sets. Relatively unheard of before Wimbledon, the Aussie a wildcard, served brilliantly and unsettled Rafa to claim an historic win. Loved it.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
Again, Nick Kyrgios beating Nadal.

BIZARRE?:
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's inability to challenge the big four in Grand Slam matches. He seems to just clam up and under perform. Djokovic breezed through their clash.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Milos Raonic's serving against Kei Nishikori.

The joy on Marin Cilc's face after beating Jeremy Chardy in straight sets.

Stan Wawrinka coming through a tricky test of Feliciano Lopez. Lopez won Eastbourne and got to the final at Queens so loves the green stuff. Proof that Wawrinka is where he is on merit.

Federer, Djokovic and Murray just starting to warm up

QUARTER FINALS

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Again Novak Djokovic is involved. Marin Cilic put in a fantastic performance in his five set defeat to the Serb and both played excellent tennis and Djokovic when two sets to one down, really turned on the style. Also there was the entertainment of Djokovic slipping all over the face and both players faces when news of Andy Murrays exit filtered through.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
Andy Murray losing to Dimitrov. The champion had been exceptional in the opening four rounds but completely collapsed against the talented Bulgarian. He looked shaky and made so many errors. Inquests have begun.

BIZARRE?:
Andy Murray. He was just a shadow of his week one self.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Roger Federer schooling his Swiss apprentice Mr Wawrinka. Stan would have learned a lot from the four set defeat.

Nick Kyrgios showing his competitiveness when arguing with the umpire in his four set defeat to Raonic. He was frustrated because he didn't scale the heights he did against Nadal but he is still young and as a bright future.

SEMI FINALS

MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Djokovic vs Dmitrov. Both quite similar in the way they play and when both players ended up on the ground at one point it just summed up what an entertaining match it was.

SHOCK OF THE ROUND:
The young pretenders perhaps didn't give the old guard as much of a challenge as expected

BIZARRE?:
The lack of atmosphere. Murrays exit was obviously still reverberating around SW19.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
WE HAVE A GREAT FINAL

Hope you enjoy the read!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
437 Posts
Nice screenplay. Are you going to publish it? I heard MGM is making some low budget movies. Anyway, it's your decision. I respect people's work and there is quite a text, it took you a lot I guess to write and you have my respect. :yeah:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Thank you for the support guys and glad some of you enjoyed it! I knew it wouldn't be everyones cup of tea, but I just fancied bringing my thoughts all together in one place. I respect everyone on this forum also, because we all have a love for a truly wonderful game. I will hope to write more in the future. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,610 Posts
Thank you for the support guys and glad some of you enjoyed it! I knew it wouldn't be everyones cup of tea, but I just fancied bringing my thoughts all together in one place. I respect everyone on this forum also, because we all have a love for a truly wonderful game. I will hope to write more in the future. :)
Tnx.I enyojed while I was reading it.:)
Unfortunately on this forum hate, tard wars, gloating ,personal insult to players and theirs fans is much appreciated than the posts like your:eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Tnx.I enyojed while I was reading it.:)
Unfortunately on this forum hate, tard wars, gloating ,personal insult to players and theirs fans is much appreciated than the posts like your:eek:
Yeah I've kind of gathered that those themes you talked about are more popular. Still thanks to anyone that has read it and got something out of it. :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
9,211 Posts
I did a preview on the final for my blog and thought I'd share it on here. It got a page or two of positivity and 1 or 2 comments of negativity, but overall people didn't read and it wasn';t half as long as your stuff here.

Truth is; the average age of the general messages forum is quite low and even the older guys seem to have been sucked into this tard culture and act like 6 years old after eating 5 bags of haribo sweets.

I skim-read through it, wasn't bad bro. Could have been a little better structured, but all in all, a decent recap. :yeah:

Just don't bother wasting your time for it again next time would be my advice though, mine was for a blog and twitter and so just thought I'd chuck it into MTF also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I did a preview on the final for my blog and thought I'd share it on here. It got a page or two of positivity and 1 or 2 comments of negativity, but overall people didn't read and it wasn';t half as long as your stuff here.

Truth is; the average age of the general messages forum is quite low and even the older guys seem to have been sucked into this tard culture and act like 6 years old after eating 5 bags of haribo sweets.

I skim-read through it, wasn't bad bro. Could have been a little better structured, but all in all, a decent recap. :yeah:

Just don't bother wasting your time for it again next time would be my advice though, mine was for a blog and twitter and so just thought I'd chuck it into MTF also.
Mate I fully respect what you have put here. I've seen your comments on other threads and you talk sense. Thanks for the advice and for skim reading it. Plus the bit about the haribo sweets made me laugh. :)
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top