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Tennis...French Open 2015

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw24, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. qtlaw24

    qtlaw24 Active Member

    I know that Tennis lags quite a bit behind all the other sports these days but just wanted to gauge the interest, if any, in how phenomenal Djokovic is playing these days, he's won every big tournament this year, and just steamrolled Nadal at the French like Nadal was a qualifier. I know Nadal is not the Nadal we've been used to; but the man was 70-1 the past 10 years at Roland Garros and Djoker simply toyed with him in the 3rd set and it was weird to see Nadal literally give up in the 3rd set.

    If Djokovic wins the French, he'd be halfway to the Grand Slam, which is amazing in light of the talent in mens tennis right now.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    There's some talent, yes, but nobody is close to Djokovic right now. The gap is quite big and the ones closest to him are Fed and Nadal (all-timers on the downside of their careers) and Murray, who has a game similar to Djokovic but less ability and a weaker mind.

    I could see Djokovic winning at least seven Slams in the next three years, which would put him at 15, behind only Fed. Unless some real challengers come along, and I don't see them coming soon, tennis could get a bit boring for a while.
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  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Can't see how the French Open competes against the college baseball World Series
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Well, considering the French Open ends this weekend, and the College World Series doesn't begin until next Thursday, it really doesn't :)
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The regionals and Super regionals. Do we have to be super literal?
  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Serena the machine keeps churning out championships. She won her 20th and is now only four back of Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam wins.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Court's record is pretty bogus because almost half came at the Australian Open, when the tournament was barely an afterthought and few of the best players ever went (who wanted to travel 10,000 miles around Christmas?). Billie Jean King, for example, played only three times in the 60s and none in the 70s. Chris Evert played one time in the 70s and five times in the 80s. Today nobody skips the event.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This men's final is out-Stan-ding.
  9. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Wawrinka's backhand is a thing of beauty.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    From the second half of the second set on, Wawrinka looked incredibly confident, which says a lot about him considering who he was playing. From body language and facial expressions it looked like he was absolutely convinced every shot he made was going to turn to gold.
  11. nickp

    nickp New Member

    crazy shorts Wawrinka's Roland Garros legacy
  12. qtlaw24

    qtlaw24 Active Member

    Hats off to Wawrinka; he was a beast from both sides; it looked as if he was taking every shot on the rise and just smoking it, he made Djokovic look average. There was some fantastic tennis as well, Djokovic was up 3-0 in the 4th set and it looked like a 5th set was coming, then Wawrinka just shifted to the immortal stage and rolled Djoker.
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