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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    ...while Federer wins in straight sets.

    Semi-finals on Friday:
    # 7 seed Cilic v # 24 seed Querrey
    # 3 seed Federer v # 11 seed Berdych

    Berdych beat Federer at Wimbledon in 2010 quarterfinals; Federer beat Berdych at the Australian Open last year and this year.

    Cilic beat Federer in the US Open Final in straight sets in 2014; Federer beat Cilic in Wimbledon quarterfinals last year in five sets.
    Not to nitpick, but Cilic actually beat Fed in 2014 US open semi. Cilic best Nishikori in the final. It def is a similar setup though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Not to nitpick, but Cilic actually beat Fed in 2014 US open semi. Cilic best Nishikori in the final. It def is a similar setup though.
    Indeed, to piggy-back on top of your earlier post on the dominance of the Big Four, since the start of 2004, the Big Four won 47 of the 54 Majors.
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    It looks like Federer has become comfortable with his new, larger racket. He used to slice a lot more backhand returns than he does now, he hits through the backhand now with a lot more pace and topspin than before.

    He also seems to be using his tennis intelligence quite a bit more than his competitors.

    Against the baseline bashers, or big booming servers, you will notice how close in he stands on the court compared to most others; so that he can catch the ball on the rise (where most others wait until after it has bounced fully). While he might have to sacrifice some power by blocking the ball back, he makes up for it in two ways: accuracy, and in rushing his opponent's follow-up response (i.e., disrupting their rhythm). He cuts out not only the extra time for the ball to reach him were he to stand further back, he also cuts out the bit of time it takes for the ball to go back again.
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    This is... wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    While he might have to sacrifice some power by blocking the ball back, he makes up for it in two ways: accuracy, and in rushing his opponent's follow-up response (i.e., disrupting their rhythm)
    Plus he's using more of their strength back against them. More people would do this if they, you know, could.
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    Federer v Cilic in Men's Final on Sunday
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    Venus was far too aggressive and then just fell apart mentally when it wasn't working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Venus was far too aggressive and then just fell apart mentally when it wasn't working.
    She was going well and then when she didn't convert the two set points basically gave up. It's crazy to see someone lose nine games on the bounce in a grand slam final.

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    Men's doubles final lasted over four hours. Women's doubles just getting started at 9:30 local.
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    Cilic in serious trouble ATM down a set and 3-0 in second. Just called the trainer out.
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    It's Federer in straight sets. Major #19.

    If I had to guess, this is his last major win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    It's Federer in straight sets. Major #19.

    If I had to guess, this is his last major win.
    Let's wait until after this year's US Open first, just in case....
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    I can see the old boy bagging his 20th before its all said and done. Don't understand tennis rankings but don't get how he isn't #1 in the world. GOAT beyond a doubt. He didn't lose a freakin' set the whole tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I can see the old boy bagging his 20th before its all said and done. Don't understand tennis rankings but don't get how he isn't #1 in the world. GOAT beyond a doubt. He didn't lose a freakin' set the whole tournament.
    Nadal won the French Open and probably played in more tournaments up to this point in the year. It's between those 2 for #1 rank for the year. No one else close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I can see the old boy bagging his 20th before its all said and done. Don't understand tennis rankings but don't get how he isn't #1 in the world. GOAT beyond a doubt. He didn't lose a freakin' set the whole tournament.
    He only played two grand slams last year and didn't play again after Wimbledon. He actually dropped all the way to 16th before starting again in January.
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    Re: Tennis...Anyone?

    Anyone watching the US Open? A crazy match last night with Sharpova knocking Halep out.

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    Roger is late in the fifth set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Roger is late in the fifth set....
    He survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Roger is late in the fifth set....
    What a bizarre match. It was almost like Fed was trying to help a fellow Nike wearer. With that being said, no doubt in my mind Tiafoe is next American to win a grand slam. I'm super impressed with him, and not just because of last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Anyone watching the US Open? A crazy match last night with Sharpova knocking Halep out.
    Good lord, Halep is super cute. First female tennis player I've seen in twenty years that didn't look like a praying mantis.
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