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Nadal and Sharapova already done at the running Wimbledon thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=ApxEAaaxCnbzZXaG..Uik3U5nYcB?slug=reu-wimbledonnadal&prov=reuters&type=lgns

    Federer smiles.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    The ratings will suffer.
     
  3. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    Darn. Their final last year might have been the single greatest tennis match ever played.

    That said, there's no way they could have lived up to that, so any kind of encore would have been disappointing.
     
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    True dat. But this is still sad. I love the way Nadal competes. I hope the knee problems are not chronic or career-threatening.
     
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    This will add fuel to the fire surrounding Andy Murray, whom the English believe is their best hope for quite some time.
     
  6. Sp0rtScribe

    Sp0rtScribe Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    The event lost a big one here. Never a good thing when the defending champ won't compete, no matter what the reason.
     
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    Given the way he plays, injuries were going to start catching up to him at some point. Very bad news, but nobody wants to see him try to play and get bounced in the first round by a qualifier either (least I don't).

    Murray's not really a grass courter, although he did beat Blake in a grass court final last week.

    And we should hear enough Pete Sampras-Fed stories to make us all ill over the next two weeks.

    BTW: That match last year is the subject of book, Strokes of Genius. L. Jon Wertheim, the author, has written a lot of tennis stuff for SI and a coupla of other books.

    http://www.amazon.com/Strokes-Genius-Federer-Greatest-Played/dp/0547232802
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    It sucks that men's tennis has gotten to the point where there are only two players worth watching, but that's the way it is.

    With one of them out, there will be almost no reason to watch.
     
  9. Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    thanks for the heads up ... love the idea of a book about a single match ... and it was unforgettable

    wertheim is very good
     
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    Have you even watched Andy Murray this year?
     
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    Or Novak Djokovic or the reborn Andy Roddick? Maybe even check out Marat's retirement tour?

    Nothing worse than people who know shit about a sport showing up and saying there's nobody worth watching, when it's clear they haven't bothered to watch more than a match or two all year.
     
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: Nadal already done at Wimbledon

    I'll be pulling for the lad from Dunblane.
     
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