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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Wed 06, 2017 5:13 am

Interestingly enough Venus's first serve percentage was much higher than Kvitová's,
but that battle with Muguruza took a lot out her and it looked like the heat also got to her after they closed the roof.

It was fun to watch these two slug it out.

With that said, hats off to Venus, at 37 she's still kicking ass.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Wed 06, 2017 6:06 am

Who's Anderson playing in the semis? Carreno Busta? I'll put my money on Busta. Spanish players are the toughest to beat.

But Anderson has a killer serve. It's gonna be a good one.


I think today Nadal's going home against Rublev. Dunno, let's wait and see.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 10:45 am

alienmem wrote:I think today Nadal's going home against Rublev. Dunno, let's wait and see.


Should be interesting, will be kind of like when 19 year old Sampras was on the way up met the over-30 McEnroe on the way down in the 90's, although the old man did manage to win one out of their three clashes lmao...
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Wed 06, 2017 12:43 pm

For me Sampras is the best player ever. Records are to be broken but he was always my favorite player. No one ,even now has a serve like Sampras and his style of game while not new at the time has ceased to exist. No one does serve volley anymore. I loved watching him play because I knew he'd wrap things up quickly..Serve volley point!!!
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 12:59 pm

Yup, I was a big Pete fan too, I like aggressive players  :)

ctaulbee wrote:The match I want to see is tomorrow, I'd like to see Plíšková(1) get knocked off by Vandeweghe(20) that would be great.


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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Wed 06, 2017 2:43 pm

The Nadal vs Rublev match is turning out to be a massacre.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 2:46 pm

I know no surprise to me, only Alien gave Rublev a edge but he thinks Potro can best Federer too... lol.  :roll

So back to my original question from two days ago lol  :D  

Federer vs Nadal who wins that one?
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Wed 06, 2017 2:58 pm

My vote goes to Federer, but this easy for Nadal against Rublev is a big plus for his level of fitness.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Wed 06, 2017 3:11 pm

ctaulbee wrote:I know no surprise to me, only Alien gave Rublev a edge but he thinks Potro can best Federer too... lol.  :roll

So back to my original question from two days ago lol  :D  

Federer vs Nadal who wins that one?



No ways dude. I never said Del Potro will best Federer.


I did think Rublev would give nadal a run for his money but the kid isn't playing. He's nervous or has the jitters. The difference in the score doesn't reflect the difference betweeen their games. The kid is good. he just doesn't have the mentality yet. Maybe he won't ever gain that but he played very well up until now.


Will Madison Keys win the ogre tonight?
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 3:16 pm

alienmem wrote:No ways dude. I never said Del Potro will best Federer.

I did think Rublev would give nadal a run for his money but the kid isn't playing. He's nervous or has the jitters. The difference in the score doesn't reflect the difference betweeen their games. The kid is good. he just doesn't have the mentality yet. Maybe he won't ever gain that but he played very well up until now.

Will Madison Keys win the ogre tonight?


My bad I thought you did lol.

Nadal broke him at will, think that shook him up, it's tough when you can't at least hold serve.

I don't know if Ms Keys can win or not, I think she has a good chance to win but one never knows for sure in these things.


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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby bankska22 » Sep Wed 06, 2017 3:52 pm

No Andre Agassi fans in the house. Stop watching after he retired. Our city host the Charleston Cup. May need to check out these fantastic players!!!! As far as who is best, that is a tough one. Borg perhaps? Sampras?
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Wed 06, 2017 7:59 pm

I was a huge Agassi fan, one of my girlfriends took me to an exhibition game in D.C. back in the '80s where he played McEnroe, still got pictures of it somewhere.

It is awesome to see 4 Americans in the semifinals, it's the first time it ever happened I think.  :-$  :-$
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 8:03 pm

1981 was all Americans

Chris Evert
Martina Navratilova

Tracy Austin
Barbara Potter

Martina won vs Tracy in the final


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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Wed 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Thanks CT.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Wed 06, 2017 11:00 pm

Well there will be no Nadal vs Federer again... lol.

I do think Del Potro will have to play better than he did tonight to best The Spaniard, he gave Roger a ton of opportunities which he squandered away.

I think Nadal will eat him alive if he gives him that much rope.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Thu 07, 2017 6:07 am

ctaulbee wrote:Well there will be no Nadal vs Federer again... lol.

I do think Del Potro will have to play better than he did tonight to best The Spaniard, he gave Roger a ton of opportunities which he squandered away.

I think Nadal will eat him alive if he gives him that much rope.


I'm gonna wacth the game now but I'm super surprised Del Potro won. Not because he doesn't have the game but because he had a marathon 5 setter with Thiem  which he should've lost If the crowd wasn't lifting up Del Potro like crazy.


Any predictions for today? I'll start. Venus wins over Sloane and this is a tough one but I'll go with Keys over Coco.

What do you think guys?
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Thu 07, 2017 6:36 am

I like your choices for today, I think Sloane has potential but lacks experience still.

Roger said in a after game interview that he was just not feeling it and he sure played liked he was way off his normal game, missing on numerous occasions shots that should have been automatic points for him, his serve was off too even though he had several aces in the match, overall he just seemed sluggish and not as aggressive as he should have been to me.

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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Thu 07, 2017 7:59 am

ctaulbee wrote:I like your choices for today, I think Sloane has potential but lacks experience still.

Roger said in a after game interview that he was just not feeling it and he sure played liked he was way off his normal game, missing on numerous occasions shots that should have been automatic points for him, his serve was off too even though he had several aces in the match, overall he just seemed sluggish and not as aggressive as he should have been to me.

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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Thu 07, 2017 6:00 pm

No, I don't gamble at all. :)

Well it's Keys vs Stephens in the final, I'm kind of leaning toward Keys if she has a big game she will be hard to handle.

Something not really widely promoted is the paydays, they mean more than the trophies and titles to the competitors and is the main reason they even play in grand slam events.

You can get a decent payday at any grand slam event but the US Open has the biggest payouts at all levels of finish.

2017 U.S. Open Purse Information

   Winner: $3.7 million
   Runner-Up: $1,825,000
   Semifinalist: $920,000
   Quarterfinalist: $470,000
   Round of 16: $253,625
   Round of 32: $144,000
   Round of 64: $86,000
   Round of 128: $50,000

   Total Prize Money: $50.4 million
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Fri 08, 2017 9:39 am

Yeah Stephens surprised me. She has a solid game. She defends every single ball. She makes very few errors. keys is gonna have to pray pretty pretty well and not make all of those unforced errors if she wants to get passed Stephens. I dunno. I like Keys agressive attacking style more but I can't put a finger on any of the two to win.

I think it's a 50/50 matchup. Maybe I'm wrong. Nobody expected madison to win 6-1 6-2 so easily against CoCo. I expected her to win but not tha easily. Also I didn't expect Stephens to win over venus and she clearly was more level headed at the end when it counted the most. She shows maturity and composure and didn't fold under the pressure.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby stampe » Sep Fri 08, 2017 10:06 am

ctaulbee wrote:but he thinks Potro can best Federer too... lol.  :roll



actually I said he has to go past Delpo first and wadayaknow :P
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby alienmem » Sep Sun 10, 2017 5:21 am

Stephens hammered Keys in a completely one sided final. Keys just has to take a breath and not go for the winner all the time. She makes too many errors and against top opponents if she isn't making winners at ease or has an opponent that defends extremly well, like Stephens, she's gonna have a hard time.

I think Sloane is playing some unbelievable tennis. She's still very youn and considering she's been out of the circuit for a long time due to injuries, if she can maintain this level she can become a serious threat to becoming a dominant force in woman's tennis. But it's all suppostions right now. there are a lot of good female players. Let's see.

Nadal vs Anderson today. It's gonna be a battle of Serves vs ability to defend well those attacks from Anderson. I've been wrong so many times and one could easily say that Nadal has 16 grand slam titles, super experient, is playing unbelievably on hard court but it's a final and Anderson has a mega serve and if he does serve very well and comes to the net and not stay at the back where Nadal has the advantage anything can happen.

Of course nadal is the favorite ...let's just hope it's a great game
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby topmeasure » Sep Sun 10, 2017 5:39 am

I think the men's final is going to be as one sided as yesterday's final. Nadal in straight sets, he has such an ability to adjust his game, it's title #16 for Nadal.
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Re: The OFFICIAL SPORTS thread

Postby ctaulbee » Sep Sun 10, 2017 3:17 pm

Steelers win!  :-$

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Nadal in three  :-$  The Spaniard just dominated again, when he is on his game he is unstoppable, he is one intense player lol.
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