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Old 01-25-2014, 03:57 AM   #211
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Women's final starting soon. Not a very interesting matchup though.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:45 AM   #212
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I can't believe Cibulkova is a successful pro tennis player at 5'2"... let alone top #20 in the world and in a Major final.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:04 AM   #213
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women tennis is a joke anyway.. nobody watches for the actual tennis
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #214
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Would loved to have seen prime Federer, Novak and Nadal play against Courier, Sampras and Agassi

Nadal will clean up Warwinka, Nadal is simply unstoppable when his knee isn't bothering him.

If you want to know when to bet on Nadal to win a major, have a look and see if he has his knee brace on in lead up tournaments.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:57 AM   #215
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ehhh both guys have been playing competitive tennis their entire lives. Nadal has also taken a lot more time off than Federer. Let's not forget that Fed defended his #1 ranking for almost 6 years straight, something only matched in the modern era by Pete Sampras. For context, Fed has held the #1 ranking for 302 total weeks in his career... while Nadal has only held #1 ranking for 119 total weeks. While some people like to just point at majors as the only way to rank players, in a sport like Tennis, where the top players compete against one another all year long, not just at Majors, it's ridiculous to disregard consistency. Tennis isn't like Golf, where you can just show up and win Majors, and take the #1 ranking. In Tennis, there are dozens of highly competitive events throughout the season that are must wins for anyone who wants to achieve a high ranking. For example, the event I always attend in March, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, has every one of the top 20 players in the world attending on both the Men's and Women's side.

http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/Player...r-Landing.aspx

Have a look at that entry list. The same exact players that you'll find at any of the Majors. The points rewarded for the tournament are also on par with the Majors.
I think the 300+ weeks and all them WTF tourney wins he's had is cancelled out by being dominated by someone else who is not even 5 yrs younger than him. Fed has lost in 2006 to him while in his prime.

I'm not saying Fed ain't still the GOAT, because I think he is. Nadal has a few more slams to win (including today's) to officially overtake him. Imagine if Nadal gets a triple career slam... He'll have his double if he wins today. But he still has a long way to go. Federer got his career slam when Nadal got knocked out by someone else at the French Open. So there are no asterisks, you can only beat who's in front of you.

But VAMOS RAFA!
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:28 AM   #216
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Wawrinka takes the first set.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:39 AM   #217
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Wawrinka destoying nadal he's going HAM
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:41 AM   #218
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Nadal pulling this BS tactic. Rules need to be changed involving injury timeouts. If you're injured so severely you need to leave the court, you forfeit the match.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:54 AM   #219
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Nadal playing injured Stan is playing good though.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:55 AM   #220
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Nadal pulling this BS tactic. Rules need to be changed involving injury timeouts. If you're injured so severely you need to leave the court, you forfeit the match.
No. Watch the match. Nadal is in serious pain, he's not going to forfeit a grand slam final.

That being said, this match is as good as done.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:00 AM   #221
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No. Watch the match. Nadal is in serious pain, he's not going to forfeit a grand slam final.

That being said, this match is as good as done.

Stan was killing him before that.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:01 AM   #222
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Stan was killing him before that.

Nadal would have fougth back like the warrior he is. 2-0 is nothing for the GOAT.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:07 AM   #223
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Stan was killing him before that.
I agree he was and when he finishes him off, it will be a great win.

Nadal had gone 26-0 sets before against him. Not saying he would have won but hes a fighter he would have made Stan work for it. Now he's serving 75 mph
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:15 AM   #224
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Heees baack
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:15 AM   #225
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Oh my this is such a rollercoaster right now!! Rafaaa

German commentator talks about his painkillers kicking in right now... please let that be true
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