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Tigers_eye
August 27, 2007, 01:15 PM
Gunning for his forth consecutive US open title.

Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic all in his way.

I bow down to Federer's greatness. His humbleness. (Just still not convinced that he is the best ever. Best in this era and some, yeah!! Top three may be!!)

Rumz_01
August 27, 2007, 01:29 PM
Djokovic will be trouble, come on Rafa!

tonoy
August 27, 2007, 01:43 PM
Federer all the way. Let the master teach us a thing or two about tennis.

Puck
August 27, 2007, 01:49 PM
i really can't stand nadal. there is something apeish about him. perhaps it's his face.

Bancan
August 27, 2007, 04:45 PM
Is there any point in hoping that Roddick will win?

Rumz_01
August 27, 2007, 05:52 PM
Federer all the way. Let the master teach us a thing or two about tennis.

i rate fed as a player, i think he is awesome, bu as T_E bhaiyya stated before, i also think he is nt the best ever..
plenty mre upcoming talent...US Open should be interesting!! hav fun watching!!

tonoy
August 27, 2007, 06:53 PM
i really can't stand nadal. there is something apeish about him. perhaps it's his face.

I feel ya man! :notworthy:

Nocturnal
August 27, 2007, 07:50 PM
Sania first Indian woman to be seeded at US Open
The 20-year-old has been seeded 26th at the championship, which gets underway at the Flushing Meadows in New York from August 27. Sania, who reached a career-high WTA ranking of 28 last week, is likely to get an easy first-round draw as a result of her seeding.

Source (http://sports.indiatimes.com/Sania_Mirza_seeded_for_US_Open/articleshow/2301390.cms)

Rumz_01
August 28, 2007, 07:21 AM
i really can't stand nadal. there is something apeish about him. perhaps it's his face.

Jus wantd to say, apparently Nadal was awarded for havin the best smile...hw cute lol

Tigers_eye
August 28, 2007, 03:38 PM
i really can't stand nadal. there is something apeish about him. perhaps it's his face.
His biceps perhaps? It's intimidating to all Males. Even Federer.

reverse_swing
August 28, 2007, 04:48 PM
Djokovic has the all-around game to threaten tennis’s ruling duality of Federer and Nadal.I think he has all the credentials to deny the greatest player in the world should they meet in the final.

Arnab
August 28, 2007, 04:50 PM
Roddick has fallen off the radar. Djokovic has better chances at meeting Federer in the final. But Federer fears Nadal more.

Sohel
August 29, 2007, 03:30 AM
Only interested in the women's game since Sampras. Williams sisters ATW. Like Sharapova too, albeit for different reasons. About the men's game, the ethnic cleanser seems to be a contender, and default favorite Federer still looks like a man trying swallow his own face. Nadal just bugs ...

Shehwar
August 29, 2007, 07:42 AM
I think its going to be Federer again....Djokovic is probably the only guy who has a shot at it other then Federer....

btw do guys know that Nadal's 1st round opponent tonight Alun Jones had played the role of Tom Cavendish in the movie 'Wimbledon' opposite Kirsten Dunst?

Bancan
August 29, 2007, 12:47 PM
I think its going to be Federer again....Djokovic is probably the only guy who has a shot at it other then Federer....

btw do guys know that Nadal's 1st round opponent tonight Alun Jones had played the role of Tom Cavendish in the movie 'Wimbledon' opposite Kirsten Dunst?

He had a minor role right. Cause it was Paul Bettany who played the lead.

cricman
August 29, 2007, 03:18 PM
Jones is giving Nadal all he can Handle at the moment, First 2 sets are ties and he's played better than Nadal could esaily be up 2 sets at the moment

Tigers_eye
August 29, 2007, 04:55 PM
Nadal gets past Jones with injury. Has to dig deep. Both knees heavily tapped in the middle of 3rd set. 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-1.

Rumz_01
August 29, 2007, 05:46 PM
Nadalz game was painful to watch! First of all it was very obvious that Nadal was not at his best, the unforced errors and the number of first serves tha were out..bu u no hes a fighter..n came thru in the end..

I giv Jones a lot of credit played well...Overall the tennis was very bad..however there were sparks..despite this the game was very fascinatin to watch..enjoyd it..then agen it is only a first round match, and at a cuple of stages it looked like rafa may make an early exit..

I also must add tha...Yellow n Grey in tha combination are sooo not rafaz colours lmao

Shehwar
August 29, 2007, 06:09 PM
He had a minor role right. Cause it was Paul Bettany who played the lead.

Yup!

cricman
August 31, 2007, 03:07 PM
Awesome Tennis in the last 12 hours with Blake winning in 5 sets and now Djokavic winning a great 5 setter against Stephanek

Bancan
September 1, 2007, 12:04 AM
End of Henman era.

Tim Henman put in a battling display before his Grand Slam career came to an end with a 7-6 2-6 7-5 6-4 defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the US Open. The 32-year-old Briton displayed some of his trademark touch at the net and raised hopes of another improbable win after dominating the second set.
But Frenchman Tsonga, 22, put Henman under increasing pressure with some magnificent serving.
Henman saved one match point at 3-5 but Tsonga kept his cool to seal victory. <!-- E SF -->
"He played too good for me," admitted Henman.
"I've had a fantastic career. Playing in front of crowds like this make it so special to the players and that's something I'll miss.
"Relief is not quite the right word but I am ready to get on with the next part of my life."
The Briton will make his final farewell to tennis at Britain's Davis Cup tie against Croatia, which begins on 21 September at Wimbledon.
His final Grand Slam match encapsulated why he has decided to call time on his 14-year career.
Henman showed all the craft and guile he has become renowned for - but Tsonga, nicknamed 'Ali' by his fellow players, was simply too powerful and too athletic.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6971620.stm

Rumz_01
September 1, 2007, 05:38 AM
Awesome Tennis in the last 12 hours with Blake winning in 5 sets and now Djokavic winning a great 5 setter against Stephanek

tha was a hell of a match!

Puck
September 1, 2007, 06:57 AM
i too am interested in the women's game for the sheer aesthetics.

Bancan
September 1, 2007, 04:58 PM
Roddick through after an impressive win over Thomas Johansson. Federer also through after losing the first set in a tie breaker.

Big upset after last year's champion Maria Sharapova lost today. Big attraction gone.

Rumz_01
September 1, 2007, 05:05 PM
Sharapova gone! lmao!! aaw blesh...the poor girl losht...

Miraz
September 1, 2007, 08:16 PM
Watching a very exciting match between Murray and Lee in the 3rd round.

Murray is fighting hard to keep himself alive.

Lee leading 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 2-4

Arnab
September 1, 2007, 10:39 PM
i too am interested in the women's game for the sheer aesthetics.

Not sure what's aesthetic about stocky/wirey, muscly women bashing the ball back and forth.

Sohel
September 2, 2007, 12:44 AM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If it wasn't, only frail, bimbo supermodels would have children. Perhaps mankind would be more beautiful, but mice will rule the world.

Having said that, I still haven't been able understand the fascination of watching burley, muscular men bulging forth in tights, unable to keep their hands, feet and other body parts off one another ... all in the name of sports entertainment.

Arnab
September 2, 2007, 02:52 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If it wasn't, only frail, bimbo supermodels would have children. Perhaps mankind would be more beautiful, but mice will rule the world.

I don't think the female tennis players are particularly savant. And they usually have higher amount of testosterone than the average female. Gross generalizations though.

Shehwar
September 3, 2007, 05:53 AM
Williams sisters are on song !

Sohel
September 3, 2007, 08:37 AM
I don't think the female tennis players are particularly savant. And they usually have higher amount of testosterone than the average female. Gross generalizations though.

Not particularly savant eh? Think of all that knowledge about rackets, lines to be and not to be crossed, and of course yellow-green and hairy balls ... depends on the kind of tennis we're talking about.

Sohel
September 3, 2007, 08:42 AM
Williams sisters are on song !

Looking forward to a Bhenaz versus Chherina showdown ... to quote Public Enemy, they're just "too Black, too strong" ... :)

Bancan
September 3, 2007, 09:16 PM
Great match between Blake and Haas. Blake had 3 match points but Haas held his serve. Then in 5th set tie breaker won the match.

Federer lost first set 3-6, then won second set 6-4.

Tigers_eye
September 4, 2007, 10:05 AM
Looking forward to a Bhenaz versus Chherina showdown ... to quote Public Enemy, they're just "too Black, too strong" ... :)
Garantee then can steal a game or two against Federer, Nadal or Roddick. Who knows a set may be?

Tigers_eye
September 4, 2007, 10:15 AM
Is there any point in hoping that Roddick will win?
Time is now. Can he beat his nemesis? I would be rooting for Roddick 110%.

Arnab
September 4, 2007, 08:09 PM
Not particularly savant eh? Think of all that knowledge about rackets, lines to be and not to be crossed, and of course yellow-green and hairy balls ... depends on the kind of tennis we're talking about.

I think even metaphors like this will go way over their head. Don't count on it.

Arnab
September 4, 2007, 08:12 PM
Time is now. Can he beat his nemesis? I would be rooting for Roddick 110%.

Why? Roddick is an inferior talent compared to Federer. He has lost 9 matches in a row now to Federer. Apart from injuries or freak accidents, I can't see Federer losing this one. Federer is at a completely different level.

Bancan
September 4, 2007, 09:42 PM
There is very little chance that Roddick will win.But there is hope. Like TE i would be rooting for Roddick 110%.

Arnab
September 4, 2007, 10:24 PM
I don't think there's any hope. If you have been following Roddick's tennis closely for the past few years, you should know by now it's the wrong time to be a Roddick supporter. You may want to consider Nadal if you want your guy to win against Federer.

I think it's more likely that Federer will treat this as a high-profile practice match and will come out with guns blazing like he did in Australian Open 2007. Do you know what happened that time?

MELBOURNE -- When the reinvigorated Andy Roddick (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/andy_roddick/index.html?inline=nyt-per) stepped on court Thursday to face his longtime tormentor Roger Federer (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/f/roger_federer/index.html?inline=nyt-per), the consensus at the Australian Open was that spectators were in for a special evening.

That turned out to be true, but not in the way that Roddick, the 15,000 fans in Rod Laver Arena or even Federer himself would have imagined.
Instead of an extended duel between the world’s top player and one of his principal rivals, this hotly anticipated semifinal turned into an 83-minute ode to the brilliance of Federer and only Federer.


By the end of the second set, it felt less like a match and much more like a demonstration, as the Swiss continued to break Roddick’s huge serve at will and find new and exciting ways to pass the American as he pushed forward, with rapidly diminishing conviction, to the net. The final line: 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.

...

"There is nothing you can really do against someone like that; you just have to shake his hand and say, ’Too good,’" said Australian great Rod Laver, who was in attendance in the arena that bears his name and congratulated Federer in the locker room afterward.

Tigers_eye
September 5, 2007, 08:09 AM
Well I liked Roddick from the very beginning. He had potential but never fulfilled it. He won this before. He knows what it takes. Its not that he never beat Federer. There is always hope.

As for Nadal, he is out already.

Arnab
September 5, 2007, 03:45 PM
Well I liked Roddick from the very beginning. He had potential but never fulfilled it. He won this before. He knows what it takes. Its not that he never beat Federer. There is always hope.

Then you might not like the following news report:

Roddick Refuses to Get Out of Bed for Federer Clash

American tennis star Andy Roddick has refused to get out of bed for
his US Open quarter final clash with world number one Roger Federer,
preferring to 'lie in, order pizza and watch some classic episodes of
'The Beverly Hillbillies'', in a white flag move unprecedented in the
world of sport.

Roddick's mother has tried everything to move the lazy lump but admits
that 'it's just like his high-school days all over again':

"I poured a bucket of water on him but he wouldn't shift and to be
honest I ended up feeling sorry for the poor lad and just decided to
leave him there clutching his Cookie Monster teddy bear. I'm his
mother, I don't want to see him suffer and if he plays Federer, that's
exactly what will happen."



Roddick, inexplicably a former world number one himself, has made
plans not to grant the Swiss a walkover, but has instead opted to hire
a lookalike to take his place in the draw to 'please the American
crowds':

"I think a lot of people will be looking forward to the match, so I
don't want to disappoint my fans, but there's no way I'm going out
there to be made to look like a ****ing stooge once again. That's why
I've hired a doppelganger to show up and take the inevitable beatdown
that Federer is going to dish out. As for me, I'm gonna stuff my face
with potato chips, drink some beer and maybe go off for a round of
golf later. See ya!"



Andy's coach Jimmy Connors, the ultimate competitor back in his day,
is said to be furious with his protege surrendering to defeat so
limply, but the American number one says that his mentor can 'shove it
up his ***':

"Look, Jimmy just wants to see Roger use me as a punchbag yet again.
He keeps telling me I can beat Federer just so I'll believe it and go
out there and get bitchslapped. The last time I got destroyed, Jimmy
was up in the stands laughing his *** off along with everyone else.
I'm not gonna be taken for a sucker yet again."



When I caught up with the lookalike assigned to be the whipping boy,
he told me about the many difficulties of being a Roddick double:

"For example, I was waking down the street the other day and people
started throwing tomatoes at me and calling me 'Federer's bitch'. Then
there are the people who challenge you to a tennis match because they
think they can beat you-a 90 year-old woman said she wanted a piece of
me on the court. She even said she'd tie one hand behind her back and
wear a blindfold. Thankfully, once I assured her that I wasn't
Roddick, she changed her tune and apologised."



But he is looking forward to the challenge and is confident of fooling
the world:

"I've never picked up a racket before and I'll struggle to win a point
against Federer-so I'm sure no one will notice the difference between
me and the real Roddick. It's going to be fun; I live for moments like
these."



The lookalike's only fear is playing well, he told me:

"I don't wanna start winning points out there and actually testing
Federer-that would only arouse suspicion".

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s6i24259

Tigers_eye
September 5, 2007, 03:54 PM
Arnab,
Are you trying to show your age? How many years left to cross the "teen" line?

Good laugh (The author is really funny!!). As long as I keep smiling after today's game that all it matters. A whipping is what Federer will receive. He may be friends of Tiger Woods but he is no Tiger Woods.

cricman
September 5, 2007, 04:44 PM
Arnab,
A whipping is what Federer will receive.

:lol: out of the stupidity of the comment, It'll absolute brilliance from Roddick to beat Federer ... but it's the Qtrs and Isner took a set vs fed, you never know

Arnab
September 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
Arnab,
Are you trying to show your age? How many years left to cross the "teen" line?

Good laugh (The author is really funny!!). As long as I keep smiling after today's game that all it matters. A whipping is what Federer will receive. He may be friends of Tiger Woods but he is no Tiger Woods.

May I? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Roddick loses his tenth in a row against Federer. This time the scoreline was 7-6, 7-6, 6-2. A straight sets affair. He put up some fight in the first two sets, but then simply was resigned to fate: another ***-whopping.

Sohel
September 6, 2007, 03:24 AM
Chherinay haira guelo ... dhyattarika ...

reverse_swing
September 6, 2007, 03:44 AM
Asaad bhaia,
Humble pie'ta tara tari r_s diye dao. He needs it now.
humble pie ta apnar basay pathaye disi. Please visit here (http://sport.guardian.co.uk/tennis/story/0,,2163326,00.html) to accept acknowledgement of this.:)

Tigers_eye
September 6, 2007, 08:05 AM
Dang Tie breakers. Thanks! I was craving for some pies anyways!!

Bancan
September 6, 2007, 09:32 AM
He fought really hard in the first 2 sets. Then in the third..............


Roddick remained defiant after the match, saying: "I don't think it was a piece of cake for him. I thought I made him play as well as he could play. "I'm not walking with my head down. I played my *** off out there. I played the right way. It helps, but that doesn't mean I can't be pissed off."

Sohel
September 6, 2007, 09:51 AM
Foriddah hyatay kala zuta, kala muza hori kheilse ... eyakkare kutshit laigtesilo.

Tigers_eye
September 6, 2007, 10:18 AM
Kutshit'er jom'er nam "4 Nikolay Davydenko (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/266/;_ylt=Ak0JZ9LbyRJufrHbwPGVulsgv7YF) "

reverse_swing
September 6, 2007, 10:46 AM
Kutshit'er jom'er nam "4 Nikolay Davydenko (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/266/;_ylt=Ak0JZ9LbyRJufrHbwPGVulsgv7YF) "
I think Djokovic has a transcendent chance to beat him as I predicted couple of months back.

cricman
September 6, 2007, 03:56 PM
I'm pulling for Moya, old man still got game former #1 and he beat Djokovic a few weeks ago.

cricman
September 8, 2007, 09:14 PM
Any Djokovic-Federer predictions? I got Djokovic in 4 sets w/ 2 breakers

Arnab
September 8, 2007, 10:21 PM
I don't get it. You backed Moya against Djokovic. And now you are backing Djok against Federer. You don't really have a favorite, do you?

cricman
September 8, 2007, 11:09 PM
I don't get it. You backed Moya against Djokovic. And now you are backing Djok against Federer. You don't really have a favorite, do you?

When it started I was pulling for 3 players, Moya, Hewitt and Blake and there not playing in the final so I've seen enough of Djokovic to see that he has the game to dethrone the G.O.A.T.

Sampras is my favorite, So my Favorite players are the ones who can deny Federer Slams 14 and 15 or just delay the inevitable.

Farhad
September 8, 2007, 11:11 PM
I dont think too many people are surprised with the final two. By the time Federers through with Novak, the Serb'll have to dig real deep to find the heart to make any further impersonations. Btw, did any of you guys catch his one of Nadal? Spot on! :D

Puck
September 9, 2007, 08:21 AM
does anyone play tennis here?

Farhad
September 9, 2007, 10:45 AM
I play frequently, or rather - I used to. For the past couple of months, I've transitioned to soccer. I still catch the odd game once a week though...

Bancan
September 9, 2007, 02:37 PM
Novak beat Federer in Montreal. So Federer will be careful. And probably end up winning quite easily.

cricman
September 9, 2007, 04:37 PM
Novak just blew 5 set points, tie breaker

Miraz
September 9, 2007, 04:57 PM
What a waste by Novak!! 5 set points!!

Federer takes the first set in the tie break.

Rumz_01
September 9, 2007, 04:58 PM
I hope Djokovic winz this...i dnt like him..bu Federers won enuf!

Miraz
September 9, 2007, 05:05 PM
Djokovic breaks Federer again and holds his serve.

djokovic 4 - Federer 1

reverse_swing
September 9, 2007, 05:54 PM
What a waste by Novak!! 5 set points!!


Total 7(5+2) set points in the match so far!!

Miraz
September 9, 2007, 06:08 PM
What an irony!!
Djokovic had 5 set points in the first set and 2 in second, but Federer is leading 2-0.

Federer knows how to win. Djokovic simply loses his nerve at crucial points.

I have to admit except those moments, today he is playing as good as Federer, if not better.

reverse_swing
September 9, 2007, 06:10 PM
There are plenty of unforced errors - 69(32-Fed,39-Djo) from both players so far.

reverse_swing
September 9, 2007, 06:15 PM
Game over(7-6,7-6,6-4). :)

Miraz
September 9, 2007, 06:17 PM
Game over(7-6,7-6,6-4). :)

It was a good game to watch despite a good number of unforced errors. Some great tennis from both players.

One genius played against the other and winning experience of Federer proved too much for Djokovic.

If he continues to play like this, he will be the world number one after Federer. He is probably slightly better than Nadal.

Nocturnal
September 9, 2007, 06:30 PM
Good game

US Open Men's Singles Final
September 9
R. Federer 7 7 6
N. Djokovic 6 6 4

cricman
September 9, 2007, 11:34 PM
Choke, thats what Novak did, I mean 40-0 Triple set point and you can close it. And he was up 2 breakers in the second. He's only 20 and he's gonna win slams.

Arnab
September 9, 2007, 11:38 PM
The last 4 years have been a great time to be a Federer fan.

Sohel
September 10, 2007, 01:46 AM
Dukkhota ebarer moto ebhoyd kaura guelo ... Bhenaj meyeta here guiye ...

Gowza
September 10, 2007, 08:20 AM
federer rocks, he hasn't even been in very good form all year but still managed to win 3 slams. his forehand isn't as good as it has been the past couple of years and i agree that this year he has been relying much more on his serve to get him out of trouble than he use to. how long will he stay on top? it's tough to say, it depends on a lot of things e.g. court speed, form, his body, injuries etc. if wimbledon doesn't speed the courts back up i can see nadal winning wimbledon as early as next year. in terms of form well if it gets much lower then he's going to start being beaten at the slams, if it improves then he could stay on top for another few years. how long until his body and it's abilities start to decline? will it start as early as next year or will he hold up until he's 30? he's been lucky to be injury free but with his body in decline then he's more likely to get injured which futher effects his chances of winning.

djoko will win slams, but it depends on how this final effects him mentally, he should have been up 2 sets to love. if this has a negative effect on him then his record against federer could turn out like roddicks and the slam wins will take a lot longer to come.

Tigers_eye
September 10, 2007, 08:36 AM
ami ar Tennis'er thread khulbo na. Thank you Arnab, R_S. heck ar Tennis'er post korbo na. Untill someone other than the swiss guy wins a slam (french open don't count).

Puck
September 10, 2007, 09:59 AM
so pleased to see that ape-man or monkey-in has not succeeded in winning the us open..

Farhad
September 10, 2007, 06:55 PM
Djokovic impressed me yesterday. The scoresheet doesnt tell the full story....

Puck
September 11, 2007, 04:36 AM
the scoresheet indeed doesn't tell the entire story. it was a struggle for federer. he was able to handle the pressure situation rather better than his inexperienced opponent.

Shehwar
September 11, 2007, 04:24 PM
does anyone play tennis here?


Used to play quite a lot....Not a regular anymore though...

Gowza
September 11, 2007, 05:51 PM
yeah i use to play/train almost everyday at one stage, that was a few years ago but i haven't played a match or trained in a couple of years (only picked up a racket a couple of times the last couple of years).

AsifTheManRahman
September 15, 2007, 06:05 PM
I play a bit, not much. I was there outside the stadium during the Men's finals, couldn't get in because we didn't get tickets ahead of time. We went there to play golf in an adjacent course anyways, so were thinking maybe we could hit up the kalo bajar and sneak a peak. Would've been my first grand slam ever.