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Old 01-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #256
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Stan did beat Djoker though, and I don't remember any injuries being reported, although I didn't watch the match so not sure exactly how it went down.
Not taking anything away from Stan, because he deserved it 100%...but Nadal had won 26 sets to Stan's 0 before in their previous 12 matches. While it's true Stan could have maintained that fire, I think Rafa would have fought back to win the 2nd set (tiebreaker) and from there on it would be have been a great match. He looked pretty bad against Baby Fed early too. Rafa is a master of willing himself to wins. Hell, he withstood Djokovic while he was on fire at the US Open.

Granted, by me saying all that I am taking away from Stan's win

I apologize, I repeat great match by Stan. Deserved this slam

But I am 100% sure Nadal will be back. Vamos
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #257
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Nadal will back in French Open
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:42 AM   #258
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Hate to see any match decided by injuries, but I'm glad Wawrinka won.


I still stand by my earlier point that injury timeouts needs to be looked at. I remember last season I think it was Azarenka was in the middle of choking away a match to Stephens (I think), and she decided to take a 10 minute "injury" timeout. When play resumed it was a completely different match, which Azarenka went on to win.

Imagine something similar being allowed in other sports. Getting your ass kicked in Boxing/MMA... oh wait 10 minute break please. NFL team is driving down the field for the winning TD... oh wait 10 minute break please.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:46 AM   #259
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I'm really hoping Fed grabs Wimbledon or the US Open this year. He could have had 20+ if not for missing break chances or just mental barriers.
hmm, was that post meant for the cocaine thread?
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:45 AM   #260
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Hate to see any match decided by injuries, but I'm glad Wawrinka won.


I still stand by my earlier point that injury timeouts needs to be looked at. I remember last season I think it was Azarenka was in the middle of choking away a match to Stephens (I think), and she decided to take a 10 minute "injury" timeout. When play resumed it was a completely different match, which Azarenka went on to win.

Imagine something similar being allowed in other sports. Getting your ass kicked in Boxing/MMA... oh wait 10 minute break please. NFL team is driving down the field for the winning TD... oh wait 10 minute break please.
It doesn't apply there because in boxing/MMA injuring your opponent is actually the desired result. In team games, players can be substituted.
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