All General Discussion concerning WTA and ATP
The final cannot be better than the Federer-Nadal SF; that was a classic for me....
I think that Federer stopped Nadal from ever overtaking him in Slam wins... he still needs 3 slams to do better. Maybe one more in Paris (but Thiem is getting better and better). And on HC, there are a lot of younger ones who can beat him there.
"Never argue with an idiot - they take you down to their level and then beat you on experience"
"Don't wrestle with a pig: you both get dirty, but the pig actually likes it"
Thiem, for me, is a candidate for early burnout and injury given how he plays.
Just wow, the women don't compare at all. Completely different plant of play. The difference in pressure to perform was miles apart on the women and on equal terms for the men, thus the scorelines.
Congrats, Djoko, but though I wanted him to win, they are co-winners here today.
"Epic match"..... Congrats to Novak on his title. Roger was incredible at age 38 next month to compete so effectively, blazing trails for past-their-prime players. Had his chance in the 5th when he broke Novak to serve for the title but couldn't hold, Novak recovering from 15-40 to tie. What can one say....
The men's Big Three brought some fabulous match play at this year's Wimby. Watched incredible matches that will go down in tennis history as the best ever played, coupled with that 2008 final between Roger and Rafa.
Wanted Roger to win this w/o question. Yet, Novak takes home the trophy, providing good theatre for the viewing public in what sports competition in this fashion is all about. Worth the 5 hours.....
No, I don't think so, for Roger had the break in the 5th, up 40-15 on serve, serving for the title and the way he was serving should have finished the match. Didn't have anything to do with mental toughness, save for executing his normal game, for his serve was potent with 25 aces, at age 38 next month is still more than effective. But, Novak recovered played quality service games to tie. Just competition. Hard to break down this match for the twists and turns were many.
In addition, both players had nerves in the 5th, both broken and having shaky service games. The level of competition brought out the best in each other, but Roger definitely had his chance to win the title on his racquet. He just didn't....
The women don't have the quality of player to play 5 set matches like this. Can't say they never had it, but, currently, this level of play and player is not in the women's game. Yet, to complement Serena, if the Belgians had continued, Azarenka didn't get pregnant in her prime, Petra K stepped up but hasn't and Venus didn't get sick, then it could have been possible. Not today, exemplified by the lack of quality play in the women's semis and final here at Wimby.