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    Anybody think Tomic has a chance against Simon today?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Anybody think Tomic has a chance against Simon today?
    Tomic loves to slice and on a surface like grass, where bounce is relatively low, it can only help him. And Simon is a pusher, so his game isn't really suited to the faster grass courts, so Tomic has a good chance.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Federer struggled against Henman, because he just wasn't that good in 2001. When he hit his peak around 2004, he was pretty much beating everyone including Henman.
    On the other hand, the surface had changed by 2004 compared to 2001, which is kinda the point. A faster Wimbledon wouldn't benefit Federer so much as it would big hitters and S&Vers.
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    (Original post by TopHat)
    On the other hand, the surface had changed by 2004 compared to 2001, which is kinda the point. A faster Wimbledon wouldn't benefit Federer so much as it would big hitters and S&Vers.
    You seem to be forgetting the fact that Fed was a S&V player in his early years. He started playing from the baseline after the surface changes in order to stand a better chance of making it to the top.
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    (Original post by Ashnard)
    It was a clever move, I'll admit that. I'm not sure if it merits his declaration as the "Greatest clay coach ever", though
    No Coach has coached a player to 12 slams!Apart from Mr Toni Nadal.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    You seem to be forgetting the fact that Fed was a S&V player in his early years. He started playing from the baseline after the surface changes in order to stand a better chance of making it to the top.
    I think your both correct personally, Federer would see a benefit because he did like to S&V in his early days and is brilliant in the USA however the big servers would probably see an even greater benefit.
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    Tomic loves to slice and on a surface like grass, where bounce is relatively low, it can only help him. And Simon is a pusher, so his game isn't really suited to the faster grass courts, so Tomic has a good chance.
    Excellent. Should be streaming from 6.15 if anybody wants to watch.
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    Simon is either unfit or ill, he seems to be coughing a lot and i'm not sure he could go three sets, equally Tomic not really pushing so it's all about the serves at the moment.
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    Proverbial disappointment, Tomic gets 2 set points and makes 2 mistakes.
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    Don't like Tomic. Guy will never reach top 4.
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    I want to head down to wimbledon, never been there before. Has anyone got any tips to getting centre court tickets for the 1st week?

    do you really have to camp out overnight, or can I just get really early like 5am?
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    Djokovic performs a strip tease

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...Sharapova.html
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    You seem to be forgetting the fact that Fed was a S&V player in his early years. He started playing from the baseline after the surface changes in order to stand a better chance of making it to the top.
    He was only an S&Ver at Wimbledon. If you watch his performance on hardcourts in 2001, he doesn't use S&V, he used a (much less refined) version of his current all-court play. He adapted to S&V specifically for Wimbledon - and he wasn't amazing at it. At the time, Fed was considered a hard court player.
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    (Original post by firebolt)
    Djokovic performs a strip tease

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...Sharapova.html
    There's something really strange about Djokovic's body. I think I remember reading somewhere once that as a child he had a smaller than average chest cavity or something like that, and that it hinders his breathing whilst playing. His chest certainly looks quite narrow for a guy so athletic.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    There's something really strange about Djokovic's body. I think I remember reading somewhere once that as a child he had a smaller than average chest cavity or something like that, and that it hinders his breathing whilst playing. His chest certainly looks quite narrow for a guy so athletic.
    It's doubtful he could play to the degree he does if that were the case now so perhaps it was just a growing issue. Personally i think that's just down to his build.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    There's something really strange about Djokovic's body. I think I remember reading somewhere once that as a child he had a smaller than average chest cavity or something like that, and that it hinders his breathing whilst playing. His chest certainly looks quite narrow for a guy so athletic.
    Not like Dimitrov is exactly stacked either. You're not really going to be using your pectorals in tennis, after all. Most shots you're using various arm muscles plus your core muscles to pivot.
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    @Wimbledon: #Draw2013 potential quarter-final match-ups: Djokovic vs. Berdych, Ferrer vs. Del Potro, Nadal vs. Federer and Tsonga vs. Murray #Wimbledon


    If Murray gets through the semi then it's fair to say he'll go on and win

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    Djokovic with a good half! Although I really think Berdych could reach the final if he gets his stuff together. Also can't believe there is the potential of a fedal quarter final!

    Stan vs Hewitt is round 1 too :eek:

    Not the run of ideal games for Murray should everyone predicted gets to the quarters!
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    So, they gave Djokovic who has very little chance against the top 4 on grass a cupcake draw to the final. And Federer being the 7 time and defending champion gets a draw from hell. If he's to win, he has to go through Nadal, Murray and Nole. But, it's all right, Fed has a perfect opportunity to stake his claim as the grass GOAT by winning Wimbledon this year, but he has to at least play at the level he played at last year, otherwise it could get really ugly for him. And just lol at Murray's draw. They really want him to win, don't they? He'll be fresh to pounce on the wounded winner of Fed-Rafa match and obviously he is gonna beat Nole in the final. What a joke!
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    (Original post by Roger1)
    And just lol at Murray's draw. They really want him to win, don't they? He'll be fresh to pounce on the wounded winner of Fed-Rafa match and obviously he is gonna beat Nole. What a joke!
    Tsonga in GOAT mode won't be a walk in the park for Murray but I agree about the imbalance in the quarters. Nadal should have been in the top half I feel


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