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An interesting fact that I read about Nadal's final victory which was inevitable: supposedly he's the first person to ever win a grand slam title without beating anyone else in the top 20 along the way.

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21 September 2017 - 7:24pm
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Cheers Ed, an interesting fact really, it's really strange not facing any of the top 20 seeded.

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21 November 2017 - 11:01am
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Quite big achievement for Grigor Dimitrov winning the ATP finals in London, without all the missing top 10 players and Nadal who left injured the both finalists probably wouldn't be even there participating.

Goffin won over Nadal and Federer and maybe deserved the trophy too but Grigor defeated him couple of times so it can't be accidental really.

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23 January 2018 - 12:52pm
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Dimitrov - Kyrgios was a great match and I expected Grigor would make at least to the semis after it but surprised to see he had lost from Edmund last night, frustrating end for him.

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24 January 2018 - 6:28am
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Yeah the upsets just keep coming in this tournament. I think the extreme heat has probably contributed. It has turned into a bit of survival of the fittest.

Federer must be laughing with all the seeds dropping like flies. He'll play against Chung in the semi if he gets past Berdych tonight.

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24 January 2018 - 2:57pm
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Yeah, Nadal also out with an injury so I guess it should be a nice & smooth Federer title...again.

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28 January 2018 - 11:21am
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Federer - Cilic playing 5th set right now and it's quite close match, expecting Swiss to win it in the end but well done to Cilic playing against all odds, not many expected this much of a resistance at the final from him.

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29 January 2018 - 12:05am
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I know he got lucky with the way the draw worked out and all the upsets but Federer just seems to be getting better with age. He's quite amazing.

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29 January 2018 - 2:39pm
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I know he got lucky with the way the draw worked out and all the upsets but Federer just seems to be getting better with age. He's quite amazing.

Never been a fan of his but I must say he's in impressive body condition for his age...what I'm talking about ...I'm older :\ ,
I think he's doing wisely to reduce the number of tournaments he's involved, participating in those who gives him a realistic chance of a win.
He could reduce the number even further and being active even at 40,... that would be a bad news for the rest I could imagine 🙂

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31 May 2018 - 3:29pm
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Nadal playing his first RG without uncle Tony 😉

He's the brain behind the Nadal project so... could that be the big problem for him?

Don't look very likely I must say, saw half of the rest of the favs in action and as of now I'm not seeing anyone playing good enough to be able to stop Nadal.

Thiem is a spectacular player but still not proven on the GS, Djokovic still not at his best although he improving, Zverev - just no, and I don't think the clay is the best surface for Cilic or Dimitrov so...

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6 June 2018 - 1:55am
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I think Nadal has enough experience and knows enough about his game to be able to manage without his coach. He's doing just fine so far and hasn't dropped a set yet. He smashed Gasquet the other day who is a decent player. Nadal was so much better that it was boring to watch.

I know he hasn't been in great form but seeing Djokovic get knocked out was a bit of a shock. I can't say I remember hearing of Cecchinato before this tournament, but it is interesting that he has been busted in the past for deliberately losing in a match fixing incident.

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6 June 2018 - 4:37pm
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Gasquet has something like 0-15 v Nadal mate, he can't play against him, or versus any other top 5 players really.one of the most talented players but don't owing the character of a champion.

As I'm writing that Nadal is one set down to Schwartzman so let's hope...

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7 June 2018 - 12:43am
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Yeah rain interrupted that one but it looks like he's about the win the second set. A headline here in the news this morning:

Rafael Nadal's shock loss -- of a set

I know they all go the clickbait headlines these days but that is just taking it to extremes!

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7 June 2018 - 8:25am
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Yeah I think the last year he didn't even lost a single set so it could be something of a news Ed, I guess he would loose no more in this match.

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8 June 2018 - 2:17am
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You were absolutely right. It was right back to normal for Nadal after the rain delay!

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9 June 2018 - 5:29pm
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Yeah, the semis were completely predictable too, I didn't expected the underdogs to create too much of a problems for the favs despite the some people expectations that Del Potro could of make it dificult for Nadal, no chance really.
In fact Thiem - Cecchinato was the more interesting match and the Itailan could of won at least a set.
Never won a GS match so far, made 5 wins to reach the semis and more than 500 000EU in prize money, not a bad couple of weeks for him, a?

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9 June 2018 - 6:18pm
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The question is could we have a more of a battle in the final..I hope so at least.

I remember there were a huge expectations for Thiem last year before the seminal but he was whitewashed by Nadal in three sets, 6-0 in the third so it wasn't much of a race then, hopefully we would see a lot more of Thiem at this final and he wont be too nervy cause the last year result could be repeated, hopefully not and it would be a close match.

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10 June 2018 - 5:22pm
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Yeah, almost the same result as the last year's semifinal, to be honest that's what I was afraid of, obviously Thiem has still some learning to do in those biggest stage matches.

Many believe (me to) that he would be a multiple GS winner in future but the comparison of this match to the last years shows that the signs for Thiem are not too optimistic about his progress in that time.

Of course the biggest advantage of his is that he's still very young.

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15 June 2018 - 4:42am
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Yeah Nadal smashed both Del Porto and Thiem in the semis and final. It was almost boring, I mean the French Open is hard enough to watch at times with the long baseline rallies but when it is so one sided it really reinforces why I regard it as the worst of the grand slams. Anyway onwards through the world cup and Wimbledon which is guaranteed to be more exciting!

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Yeah, I think you're right about Rolland Garros mate, nobody wants to risk approaching the net these days especially at clay, even the players who has the volleys, that's make it a bit boring.
As a child that was the only tournament I could of watching here so I'm kind of attached to it but the Nadal domination makes it not so attractive for me,
The good thing about tennis is that we have all kind of surfaces which allowing a different styled players to have the upper-hand to a different covering (at least on paper) but in the end in the last years even that is not so true after 3-4 players dominating at the GS as all-rounders.

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Yeah true, you look at some like Federer who is one of the greatest ever and he struggled on clay, so much that he doesn't even bother playing the French Open any more. And it used to throw up some of those one time slam winners like Andres Gomes or Gaston Gaudio. Not any more though.

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16 June 2018 - 10:43am
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To be honest don't see anyone stopping Federer at Wimbledon, just like Nadal in France, maybe only the Spaniard himself.

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Wimbledon starting today, I think Federer must have more problems winning that compared to last years event or to Nadal dominance at the French open.

Just watching Federer's first match and he's looking impressive.

Expect Djokovic to be quite more feisty on this surface too, any thoughts of some hidden favourites amongst the rest Ed?

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It was weird to see Dimitrov loosing that match against Wawrinka in 4 sets after winning the first one 6-1, he played all the vital points like s..t to be honest.

For me the guy needs some sport psychologist help, something which Wawrinka have done in the earlier stages of his career by the way and the results proved there's definitely a point in doing that, as for the any other athlete I've heard of by the way.

As for Dimitrov, it's pity to see so much talent staying undeveloped but in the end he should take all the huge decisions in his career and I'm not sure he's taking the right ones as of now, or maybe just not enough dedicated or enough ambitious - just happy to be the regular top 10 player.

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What a day it would of been if both Federer and Nadal were both thrown out of the tournament today plus Croatia reaching the WC final, that would of been unbelievably shocking but 2 out of 3 is not bad either.
I think Del Potro fought like a lion and probably Nadal was slightly luckier in the deciding points of the 5th set otherwise he would of been on his way too, well done to Del Potro.

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With the world cup being on I haven't watched a lot of Wimbledon this year. Federer getting knocked out is a huge shock. All respect to Anderson and Isner but I guess most people now think that the winner of Djokovic vs Nadal wins the tournament. What do you reckon?

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In fact I've watched both events yesterday and the late tennis match was no less interesting than the football game, even more exiting.
Yes of course Ed, with both Djokovic and Nadal showing a good piece of form it would be like a final before the final.
I'm expecting tough 4 or 5 sets match but don't have an idea who's going to win it, from the very top players I'm supporting Djokovic so I hope he could make it.
Nadal has been going on thin ice against Del Potro so why not.

For me Anderson is the favourite in the other one and if he shows that believe from the Federer match in the potential final he could beat anyone really, especially if it's against Djokovic, as we know Nadal is very hard to be beaten even when he's outplayed sometimes.

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Wow, what a match between Anderson and Isner 26-24! in the 5th set, second longest match in tournament's history!
In the first longest it was also Isner involved-in 2010, 70-68!!!! in the 5th, What???
It took a 3 days to be played 😮

Djokovic - Nadal was quite of a match too, it tooks literally two days for to known the name of the winner but it's worth watching I think.

Djokovic has been something like 3 from 20 in the breakaway points and I thought he'd pay the price for that in the end but he still manage to it..he's back.

As for Anderson, I hope he could still recover physically and be a tough opponent for the final but...it's not looking very likely I must say.

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Oh yeah I remember that 70-68 game. I think Isner won it and got thrashed in almost record time in the next round.

It will be an incredible effort if Anderson can get back up and win the final now.

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Yeah I agree Ed, should be an immense effort from Anderson, the only advantage for him is that Djokovic played in Saturday as well and his match with Nadal took well over 5 hours despite being played in two days.

But it all would depends from whether or not Anderson could recover, don't looking likely as his age is also a factor I think.

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