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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:06 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:It can happen in men's tennis as well. It's so important to have a strong mentality if you want to win anything in tennis.

Severe bottling is way way more prevalent in the WTA though, I find.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby DjchunKfunK » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:30 am

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DjchunKfunK wrote:It can happen in men's tennis as well. It's so important to have a strong mentality if you want to win anything in tennis.

Severe bottling is way way more prevalent in the WTA though, I find.


I think it is more fatal in the women's game. Say you are 2-0 up in a game as a man and you bottle it the other person still has to win 3 more sets to win the game so you have more time to recover. In the women's game you only have to win 2 giving the opponent less time to recover.
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:01 am

I reckon it's more of a general problem than the actual 3-set format. Following the sport quite heavily these last few years, there's far more examples of women's games falling apart at sudden moments in matches.

I don't know if it's a mental thing, or whether there's any particular reason for it. Perhaps it's because the women's game has become much more powerful over the last decade or so, larger racquets, etc.

They're now always going for risky shots all the time and going for broke nearly every point. The number of times I see balls either smashed long, dumped into the net or a blistering winner. There's not a lot inbetween those extremes (apart from the odd exception).

So maybe that's the answer. The women's game has become far more low-percentage, relying on players being in a narrow sweet zone to play well - and has perhaps resulted in a higher amount of games falling apart at unfortunate moments.

Male tennis players obviously have the physical benefit of being able to manoeuvre around the same size tennis court far more easily and have more options, which means they can usually at least rely on a solid foundation - less chance of their level dropping below a certain point.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Wrathbone » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:25 pm

Hell of a comeback from Murray! I just wish I'd remember to turn off the TV before he gets interviewed and reminds everyone what a humourless mong he is. Great tennis, though.
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby DjchunKfunK » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:19 pm

Real humdinger in the first semi final between Djokovic and Del Potro. 2 sets all and nothing to choose between them.
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:33 pm

Yep, unbelievable game of tennis. Shame it's not the final in a way.

Always liked Del Potro, but he's had nothing but injuries in his career. Probably would have had 4 or 5 slams to his name by now otherwise.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:41 pm

How is it possible to hit a tennis ball that hard?!
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Wow, this guy is a serving machine.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:15 pm

Murray gets his first break, he's going to need to hold his own and take this set now, don't see him getting many more breaks in this match.
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Eny » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:42 pm

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:39 pm

Murray played well, but the Pole was let down by his biggest weapon failing him at the key moments. 11 double faults by the end, 2 in the final game, and only about 55% first serves in throughout the match. Not good enough to beat one of the world's top players.
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Rock solid performance in the end by Andy. If only he could serve this consistently all the time..

Also, not sure Jerzy handled the way a lot of his first serves were being returned to him. I think Andy's the best returner in tennis at the moment (along with Novak) and it must get into the head of the server.

Jerzy's got a good all round game though, not just his serve. He's not that far off being unplayable.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:50 pm

So, the question is: Can the Jock beat the Djok?
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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby Mantis » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:07 pm

My money's on Djokovic.

Also, Lisicki for the women's cup.

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Re: Wimbledon 2013

Postby katarn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:32 pm

I prefer Lisicki's style of play to Bartoli's. Hope she wins too.

Andy's gonna have to serve well like he did today and take Novak on early in the points. Problem is, I can see Novak just soaking everything up like he did today against Delpo and then wearing Andy down.

Very similar players, but Novak's just a bit better all-round. Andy could still definitely win it though if he stays sharp and gives it everything.

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