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Oct 29, 2017
538
That was unfortunate (ball kid incident) as the point was looking good for Fed at crucial moment, but it happens. The crowd was bad/annoying. Overall Zverev played solid and Fed started ok but his level went down while Zverev kept his. Deserved win vs a champion paying his due to mister Time (inconsistency from match to match, less confident).
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,395
Woodbridge
Hopefully Djokovic overtakes Federer’s slam record in a few years.
I take that you’re not much of a fan of Federer?

His rotten fans has spoilt my view of him over the past couple of years, especially during that match yesterday afternoon however, I still wish for him to retire on a high though.

Anyhoo, COME ON ZVEREV!
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,395
Woodbridge
HOORAY!

Until Murray comes back (properly), I am going to be rooting for Zverev!

That was a fantastic match!

Having Ivan Lendl in his team is giving Zverev the same kind of kick up the arse that Murray had when they were together. Here’s hoping that this is the start of something special.
 
Oct 28, 2017
633
Ohio
so the Australian Open is introducing 5th set tiebreaks
Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
973
Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
Wimbledon are but after 12-12.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,610
Good to hear. Hopefully the other 2 majors will get on board as well. I never understood the benefit of letting players, who have already played for 4+ hours, continue without an end in sight. Once both players win 2 sets and 6 games each, there’s nothing left to prove. It’s evenly matched and they both have shown they have the stamina. 5th set tiebreaks provide a lot of tension, clutch play and drama that a regular service game lacks.
I agree, it's too much for the crowd, the players, tv etc. There's no need for it, you've seen the contest and they've put their best forward. A result is needed at that point. Given the heatwaves in Aussie summers as well and the on court temperatures from the last couple of years it's getting dangerous to be out there that long.
 
Nov 7, 2017
1,718
Kinda funny that now Novak seems to be the only one of the big four not struggling with or recovering from an injury. Going to be a fun year and I feel lots could happen.

Will we finally see a new younger play come through and win a slam?
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,395
Woodbridge
Honestly, I am worried about Murray.

I know I shouldn’t judge the year ahead for him on being knocked out in the second round of the Brisbane International (against a promising rising star in Medvedev), but I just cannot foresee him getting into the deep end of ATP tournaments, let alone a Grand Slam anytime soon...

I may have to start rooting for Zverev sooner than later!

Here’s hoping this years Australian Open is as good as the previous two.

I hope Djokovic doesn’t win...
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,395
Woodbridge
I'm expecting this to be Murray's last year on tour. Think he's trying to go out on his own terms, and not forced to by injury.
I can see him having a few more goes at Wimbledon and perhaps ‘doing a Federer’ in that he picks and chooses his own tournaments, irrespective of his current rankings. I really, really wish he had at least one Australian Open to his name — he was in the bloomin’ final five times!

We’ll see...

Zverev runnerup speech at 8:20 and 10:10 😂
Perhaps I am not understanding what’s happening from 10:10 onwards, but what was Federer and Bencic laughing about when Zverev turned round to ask them (what was it that they’re laughing about)?

Federer is now the Hopman Cup GOAT, the most elusive of achievements.
It is the last Hopman Cup, isn’t it?

Where will they now host/play mixed (national) team tournament?
 
Oct 26, 2017
11,072
Los Angeles, CA
Perhaps I am not understanding what’s happening from 10:10 onwards, but what was Federer and Bencic laughing about when Zverev turned round to ask them (what was it that they’re laughing about)?
Zverez had already set the tone earlier so I'm assuming they were just reacting to the crowd laughing at the "we wanted to win". Nothing disrespectful or anything. Or maybe Bencic really told Roger a joke like he said ;)