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kryogenix
A bit late to start this, but the French Open has been pretty exciting so far. Which players do you love/hate?

I'm pulling for my favorite player, Gael Monfils, to win it all. I think he will upset Federer.
DoubleJ
Monfils is gonna down fed. Of course I have Serena Safina round two for the finals.
iDecay
QUOTE
I dont really care about numbers. Its either a W or an L, Sharapova said, and I prefer W.


I never get to watch the French Open cause I'm always still in school. D: I haven't even watched tennis on TV since the Olympics, LOL.
DoubleJ
Sharapova got owned and that is sad but she did good at least. Fed has no easy way to this crown with del potro and gael still in it.
kryogenix
Serena Williams is the Kanye West of women's tennis. Inconsistent, brash and arrogant to the point where you start to hate her, but you can't deny the tremendous amount of success she's had.

I'm surprised Soderling beat Davydenko. I thought him beating Nadal was a fluke, but maybe he is the real deal.
DoubleJ
I think he pushed a few players in one of the slams between wimbledon last year and the french. I know he had one deep run where he took somebody out.
kryogenix
I didn't see the Davydenko match, but I feel that Soderling used the same strategy against Nadal that Federer used in Madrid. He took a lot of high risk shots that ended up paying off against Nadal, instead of trying to grind it out with him. I don't mean to say that he's been getting lucky, but I'm not yet ready to say that he's the real deal yet.
DoubleJ
Oh no not the real deal, but he definitely belongs in the conversation.
kryogenix
Dang, Serena just lost. Serena vs Safina would have been a women's match that I actually would want to watch.
DoubleJ
now safina is going to win the title. It really won't mean much though until she goes through a battle tested player in the final.
kryogenix
lol, I haven't been able to take women's tennis since Henin retired.

Monfils just lost, seems like he lost all his steam after losing the tiebreaker in the first set.
Tung
haha don't f*ck with federer.

gonna get his first french open and tie pete sampras for 14 grand slams OH YEA!
Teesa
YES FEDERER throb.gif
kryogenix
Yeah, this tourney is Federer's to win. He's beaten JMDP on clay this year, and for the finals, maybe Gonzo could pull the upset, but Fed's looking really confident now.
kryogenix
lol safina lost

women's tennis is awful
Teesa
^did you get up early and watch it? why is women's tennis awful?

i didn't watch it, but i am definitely getting up early tomorrow and watching federer _smile.gif
kryogenix
grats fed on career grand slam and 14 slams. now retire so everyone else can have a shot ;) Nice to see Andre Agassi show up too.

also, lol @ the dude that ran onto the court waving a Barca flag at Federer

@Teesa: It wasn't too early on the East coast, around 9 AM I think. Women's tennis is awful because all of the women players are terrible. They're all head cases that cave in under pressure. Look how many #1's there have been in women's tennis recently. And don't even try to say it's because the field is more competitive. They're not all equally good, they're all equally bad. Kuznetsova didn't win that match, Safina lost it. Maybe I'd be less annoyed if ESPN didn't decide to air Serena vs Kuznetsova over Monfils vs Federer. But between the two, there is no comparison between watching men's tennis and women's tennis.
Teesa
YEEEEESSS :)

wtf, that random guy trying to put a hat on federer? security!

i understand what you mean-like when they cave in under pressure-that is so true. i prefer men's tennis too. espn loves the williams sisters. i remember when i wanted to watch a match in the earlier rounds, but they were showing them playing doubles. SO boring.
Teesa
if nadal's out of wimbledon, that's another title for federer
Tung
don't underestimate ...



ANDY RODDICK..

oh wait...he's never winning a major ever again HAHAHAHHAAH.


federer has 15 in the books.
kryogenix
QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 11 2009, 03:47 AM) *
if nadal's out of wimbledon, that's another title for federer


Actually, I'm pulling for Murray at Wimby. I'm sick of the British commentators overhyping him, so if winning will get them off his dick, then so be it.

I hope Federer doesn't break Sampras' record until he's close to retiring. Having 20 GS titles would be pretty unbreakable.
Teesa
^good call...federer has had problems with murray. but overall, i think federer is a more composed player. but that would be a great matchup to watch at wimbledon.

yeah, but then when we're old and no one else is good enough to beat his record, we can be like haha we were witnesses to that greatness cool.gif lol

QUOTE(Tung @ Jun 11 2009, 03:53 AM) *
don't underestimate ...
ANDY RODDICK..

oh wait...he's never winning a major ever again HAHAHAHHAAH.
federer has 15 in the books.


hey now mad.gif but i really think he's getting better!

brooklyneast05
^ i wanna watch tennis like you. you should tell me when the games you're watching are on and teach me what i need to know about this sport .
kryogenix
^UH OH

Teesa, JC wants you to teach him what love means in tennis wink.gif
Teesa
^LOL. aw, unfortunately love literally means nothing in tennis sad.gif

haha.

but of course i will let you know, jc! you'll pick up tennis quick and i know you'll like it _smile.gif i don't really pay attention to the matches in between the major ones-i guess i just check the results here and there but that's about it-but wimbledon starts june 22nd and it should be really great.
Tung
why don't you get behind him teesa and show him how to hold a racket eyebrowes.gif
brooklyneast05
^your sig is creepy as hell


QUOTE(kryogenjx @ Jun 11 2009, 04:27 PM) *
^UH OH

Teesa, JC wants you to teach him what love means in tennis wink.gif


loool.gif smooth



QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 11 2009, 05:20 PM) *
^LOL. aw, unfortunately love literally means nothing in tennis sad.gif

haha.

but of course i will let you know, jc! you'll pick up tennis quick and i know you'll like it _smile.gif i don't really pay attention to the matches in between the major ones-i guess i just check the results here and there but that's about it-but wimbledon starts june 22nd and it should be really great.


good, don't let me forget that i'm going to watch that stuff.
Teesa
XD.gif

edittt

QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Jun 11 2009, 06:27 PM) *
good, don't let me forget that i'm going to watch that stuff.


for sure _smile.gif
brooklyneast05
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Teesa
^hahaaaa, that is so cute
Tung
QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 11 2009, 03:47 PM) *
^hahaaaa, we're so cute

DoubleJ
Roddick over Murray in 4 sets
Tung
^ that's for semifinals right?

if that's the case

federer over djokovic

then federer over roddick
DoubleJ
Well we have to see the draws first. I have a feeling fed won't win at wimbledon this year. I just know that this is the stretch where roddick will put it all together FINALLY!
Teesa
i like the way you're thinking javonn flowers.gif
Teesa
wimbledon rankings released (i'm just posting the top 20, but the rest can be found here.:

QUOTE
1. Rafael Nadal, Spain
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Andy Murray, Britain
4. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
5. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
6. Andy Roddick, United States
7. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
8. Gilles Simon, France
9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
10. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
11. Marin Cilic, Croatia
12. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
13. Robin Soderling, Sweden
14. Marat Safin, Russia
15. Tommy Robredo, Spain
16. David Ferrer, Spain
17. James Blake, United States
18. Rainer Schuettler, Germany
19. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
20. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic


i have a soft spot for #14 :)
brooklyneast05
QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 18 2009, 03:10 PM) *
i have a soft spot for #14 :)



QUOTE
1. Rafael Nadal, Spain
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
3. Andy Murray, Britain
4. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
5. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
6. Andy Roddick, United States
7. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
8. Gilles Simon, France
9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
10. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
11. Marin Cilic, Croatia
12. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
13. Robin Soderling, Sweden
14. JC, createblog
15. Tommy Robredo, Spain
16. David Ferrer, Spain
17. James Blake, United States
18. Rainer Schuettler, Germany
19. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
20. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic


oh really
Teesa
hahahaaa, omg i loved that throb.gif
Teesa
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AuZU...p&type=lgns

QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 11 2009, 03:47 AM) *
if nadal's out of wimbledon, that's another title for federer

kryogenix
dang, gael monfils withdraws due to injury :( I wanted to see him wearing his outfit in white lol
Teesa
^lol. he's great, but he beat andy roddick sad.gif
Teesa
roddick won biggrin.gif andy murray is having problems. so is safin sad.gif

i really dislike tennis commentators the most. they'll add their two cents in the middle of a match and switch screens, WTF. say your stuff after or before, not during. nobody cares.

i'm kind of going for kendrick now.
brooklyneast05
i'm working really hard at watching this
Teesa
_smile.gif

i want to watch center court or court 18. not the women's!
Teesa
UHOH kendrick is almost done
kryogenix
QUOTE(Teesa @ Jun 23 2009, 01:50 PM) *
_smile.gif

i want to watch center court or court 18. not the women's!


yeah for real, ESPN always pulls this stupid shit because women complain too much about unequal airtime
kryogenix
man, watching safin lose like this is kinda sad sad.gif he'd better make a comeback
Teesa
i knowww :((( i couldn't watch him walk off the court. he's never really been great on the grass, but he made it far last summer. even though he says that was his last wimbledon, i really hope he makes a comeback too.
Tung
sharapovaa....whyyyyyyy sad.gif
DoubleJ
lmao @ Sharapova Her slam wins are starting to look more and more like flukes.
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