Wimbledon 2019

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  1. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

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    Starts Monday!

    Anyone think we'll finally get one of the young guns to step up and seriously threaten the big three old guys? Aside from Zverev and Tsitsipas, the Canadian 18 year old Felix Auger Aliassime seems to getting quite a bit of attention.

    I greatly admire Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic, but we really need some young blood to step up now and energize the next generation!
     
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    Nope, old guys rule!:D
     
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    I respect the hell out of the old guard, but tennis needs an exciting young crop to re-energize things right now. It's the same for men and women, and it would be better if the new talent would step up and beat the old guys while they still have game, rather than just waiting for them to retire.
     
  4. Fred132

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    I’m betting on Djokovic.
     
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    Hoping Barty can repeat the French Open performance.
     
  6. AaeCee

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    Who's he??



    JK. :)
    If she wins Wimbledon as well, a large part of the tennis world would get behind her. We need some new heroes.
     
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    As a Federer fan since before he won his first major, if he can't win I'd absolutely love for one of the new guys to break through. My hope is for Stephanos Tsitsipas.
     
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    Not a great start for the 'young guns' today.
     
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    Damn. More of the same I suppose. Well there's still at least some hope for Aliassime, but at the youngest and least experienced of the bunch, Wimbledon seems like an awfully steep hill to climb.

    Djokovic now has a seemingly easy run to the finals, but the path on the Nadal/Federer side of the draw has plenty of potential peril along the way.
     
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    Early movement on ladies side. Not wanting to spoil anything...
     
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    Was hoping Dominic Thiem would make it far, but alas. The French Open final against Nadal was amazing, and that after Thiem having played a match the day before! Great young player. Sympathetic as well.

    Excited about Kyrgios and Nadal today. Kyrgios can be a complete idiot, but the sport needs people like him. It's so posh and civilized sometimes, it's painful.
     
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    I had never heard of him before the match with Stan the Man.

    He has a good looking game. That serve is amazing, and he moves way better than Isner.
     
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    Kyrgios is a dangerous floater. If he decides to take his head out of his rectum he could give Nadal a rough time of it.
     
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    Yup, great talent but a bit of a head case. Seems like a good example of a guy where the right coach could make a decisive difference.

    I believe he's beaten Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer before, and think that he may have beaten Djokovic every time they've played. Makes the upcoming Nadal match later today a must-watch.
     
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  17. ixnay

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    2-0 vs Djokovic
    3-3 vs Nadal
    1-5 vs Federer

    He really should be a top 5 player, I just really don't think it matters to him much, if at all.
     
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    Aussie Tomic fined all his prize money (56k) for not trying!
     
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    Good. He's not just another head case, he's bad for the game.
     
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    Kyrgios doesn't stand a chance. It's like he doesn't even try. Good serves though.
     

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