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ahsmith33 wrote:

WTH is going on over there today? really wacky day, Roger and Maria both beaten by nobodys and more injuries leading to withdrawal. I don't think it's the grass, it's pretty much the same every year. only Andy brought some semblance of order by winning his match, even though he lost 11 games.

Well yes ..... what a day of Tennis! - who would have thought, both The Fed, and Maria S go out at this stage - + 7 other top  players retire due to injury. I don't think they can blame the grass either. On the outer courts, the grass is always a little more moist in the first week. Those players who adapt quicker to the conditions generally progress.
I'm not going to mention our ONE and only hope of success - I just have my fingers crossed for him!

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Congrats to Andy for making the semis, impressive and grueling 5 sets. USA lost Stephens and their doubles team, we got nobody left. Oh well, guess I'll pull for Murray and Lisicki.

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ahsmith33 wrote:

Congrats to Andy for making the semis, impressive and grueling 5 sets. USA lost Stephens and their doubles team, we got nobody left. Oh well, guess I'll pull for Murray and Lisicki.

Yep! it was a close one yesterday; i thought Andy was fortunate to win - i hope he plays better in the next one.
I'm pulling for Lisicki as well.

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how about Lisicki's comeback yesterday down 3 games in the third set? She made way too many unforced errors in the last set, but her first service was smoking and I felt that was the difference in those last few games.
Wait, I was wrong about USA being out of any of the finals. We still have those dreaded Bryan brothers to play the doubles final tomorrow. Just great, starts at 4:00AM my time, think I'll watch the replay later in the day. The Bryans are on the verge of making history, check this out:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis … others.ap/

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Watching Del Potro - Djokovic now. On serve in the first

Alan

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Mens Wimbledon Champion 2013 - we have a British Champion at last!!

Congratulations to Andy Murray - And he did it in straight sets. What a fantastic match, and under an intensely hot day.
Here's the winning last game >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSng3z18GOk

Not a bad weekend for British sport, with The British Lions beating the Aussies on their own turf.

All we need now is to stuff the Aussies in the Ashes - bring em' on!

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77 years in the making, way to go Andy. I thought the key to the match was Andy winning the 8th game of each set. Set one on serve he comes out and double faults the first two points (loud groans heard) and yet somehow went on to win that game. The 8th games of sets 2 and 3 were similar but no double faults, highly entertaining. Joko had way too many unforced errors, especially early on. Andy would not be denied in that last game of set 3, he literally willed himself to win. Good for England to get that huge monkey off their back.

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ahsmith33 wrote:

77 years in the making, way to go Andy. I thought the key to the match was Andy winning the 8th game of each set. Set one on serve he comes out and double faults the first two points (loud groans heard) and yet somehow went on to win that game. The 8th games of sets 2 and 3 were similar but no double faults, highly entertaining. Joko had way too many unforced errors, especially early on. Andy would not be denied in that last game of set 3, he literally willed himself to win. Good for England to get that huge monkey off their back.

You mentioned the significance of the 8th game....

I would say their was more of a significance of #7  -- 77years, ect ... - 7th day of 7th Month - their were more examples given, but they escape me right now. No biggie!

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man, I didn't get that #77 connection at all yesterday. But here is another one if the announcers were correct, that it was the hottest men's Wimbledon final since 1977. Did you remember seeing that one on the list?

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ahsmith33 wrote:

man, I didn't get that #77 connection at all yesterday. But here is another one if the announcers were correct, that it was the hottest men's Wimbledon final since 1977. Did you remember seeing that one on the list?

Ah... no i didn't! But i did find something else out yesterday - 1977 was the last time  a BRIT - Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon, Woman's Singles Final -  Is that spooky or what!  seems like the lucky 7 stars were all in alinement on Sunday - it was meant to be!

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US Open Final
Coming back from knee injury - Congrats to Raffa - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/24029053

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a lot of big names going down at the Aussie Open. I got to see the 5th set of the Wawrinka-Djoko match, what a stunner! Could be wide open for womens and mens to the finals, no telling but I'll be tuned in.

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I'm keeping an eye on the Murray v Federer match Live...

Andy is living on the edge... lost the first 2 sets.... just clawed back the third on a tie-break!

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Brack wrote:

I'm keeping an eye on the Murray v Federer match Live...

Andy is living on the edge... lost the first 2 sets.... just clawed back the third on a tie-break!

Federer couldn't break serve on him, Murray did it himself! yikes 3rd match point...An ace by Federer wins it! big_smile


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Rocket wrote:
Brack wrote:

I'm keeping an eye on the Murray v Federer match Live...

Andy is living on the edge... lost the first 2 sets.... just clawed back the third on a tie-break!

Federer couldn't break serve on him, Murray did it himself! yikes 3rd match point...An ace by Federer wins it! big_smile


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Rocket

Yep... The Fed was in better form today! sad

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Brack wrote:
Rocket wrote:
Brack wrote:

I'm keeping an eye on the Murray v Federer match Live...

Andy is living on the edge... lost the first 2 sets.... just clawed back the third on a tie-break!

Federer couldn't break serve on him, Murray did it himself! yikes 3rd match point...An ace by Federer wins it! big_smile


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Yep... The Fed was in better form today! sad

Can't knock someone who stays with it so long, always worthy to have won much respect with losing.  My kind of matches! wink

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sorry to see Andy go down, but NO I wasn't up at 2:30 in the morning to see it. I suspect Roger will have a much tougher time with Raffy.

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What a great match that was with Federer and Murray.  Federer is in fine form this tourney, but I'll be biting my nails when he faces Rafa

I'm addicted.