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Tennis: US Open 2012

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Anyone else have been tuning in thus far?
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Watched some of the Federer exhibition last night. Boy, has Donald Young gone from phenom to flop. At one point, he was the next Great American.
  4. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I'm going this weekend, so I'll be watching then (if not before).
  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I love the tournament but have to say it does not get exciting usually until the Qtrs.

    BTW, someone lent me "High Strung" about the peak of tennis at 1980; fascinating read about Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Vitas.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    To a degree he was afforded the Next Great American status, and got a ton of wild cards because of it, but it was a LONG time ago that most of us realized that he didn't have the size or savvy or all-around game to be a Top 20 regular. Now he's lost 17 straight matches.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    John Isner is the next great American men's player.

    Women? What ever happened to Melanie Oudin?
  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Love the guy but that's pretty sad when he's the great hope. The guy is 6'10" with a huge serve, and hits a two-hander while playing behind the baseline. He's #9 and that's fantastic, but damn he should be chipping and charging and serve and volleying. I want him to be Roscoe Tanner, not Borg.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yeah, tennis was more fun when you had some real serve and volley players. Last great one was Sampras, I guess. Maybe the modern racket technology has made that impossible.
  10. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Actually, he snapped that 17-match streak a week ago at the Winston-Salem tournament ... so he's 19 of 20 now ...
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Stat of the night.

    Sharapova 30
    Dominguez Lino 0

    A professional player can't hit one winner in two sets?
  12. Donnie in his element

    Donnie in his element Well-Known Member

    Andy Roddick just called impromptu press conference in which he has announced he is retiring after the US Open.
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