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Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby Norm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:41 am

Leon, I hope I haven’t trodden on toes, but I thought I’d start a thread on the Women’s and Men’s Wimbledon finals, with my thoughts on the 2 people I’d like to win.

Venus

In 2000 and 2001, Venus won both Wimbledon and the US Open = 4 slams
Then her sister got in the act and won 4 consecutive slams from the French 2002 to the Australian 2003 and Venus was frozen out, except she managed to win 3 more Wimbledon titles in 2005, 2007 and 2008, giving her 7 slams total. Since 2008 she hasn’t won a slam, so I’m rooting for her to do herself proud at the grand old (for top-flight sport) age of 37. I never really liked Serena, although her legacy is immense and awesome, but I always admired Venus’ quiet dignity and honest skillful application. If Serena was playing this tournament she may have beaten Venus, but the point about sport is that, for whatever reason, if you don’t or can’t play in a tournament, then you can’t win, and Venus should take this chance to get herself a sixth and maybe last Wimbledon title. Come on girl, mute the shrieker.

Roger

19-year old Roger Federer came to prominence by beating the awesome (at Wimbledon) Pete Sampras in 2001 in the 4th round, but it was 2003 before he won there. He then won it another 4 years straight.

Rafael Nadal was dumped out of the French Open in 2009 by 25th ranked Robin Soderling, which probably facilitated Roger Federer’s single French Open title that year.

Federer has won a record number of slams –

Australian – 5
French – 1
US Open – 5
Wimbledon – 7

He has never won 4 consecutive slams but has acquitted himself with dignity, grace and skill of such high-order as to be thought of as overall sublime.

At the age of 35 he is still producing top class tennis and has won the Australian Open this year.

I, for one, hope he gets Wimbledon again, especially as my adopted Countryman Querrey has already been knocked out after a valiant effort.

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:48 am

Not at all Norm, nice to see others take the initiative

Very good reviews :tup:

Venus & Roger without any shadow of doubt for me :-D

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby hector » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:05 am

1964white wrote:
Venus & Roger without any shadow of doubt for me :-D



So who are these two fighting??
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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby liggy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:39 am

Last time I was at Wimbledon the strawberries were really nice at £40 a punnet
Met Rupert their,good pigeon lad. :pig:

Anyhoo hope roger is wearing one of his lovely cardigans

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:45 am

liggy wrote:Last time I was at Wimbledon the strawberries were really nice at £40 a punnet
Met Rupert their,good pigeon lad. :pig:

Anyhoo hope roger is wearing one of his lovely cardigans


Rupert/Pigeon lad/Cardigans :lol:

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:12 pm

Muguruza wins the first set

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby whiteswan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:26 pm

I think Venus left everything on the court when she played Jo in the semis. Seen it happen so many times, that a player gives everything in the semis and then has nothing left for the final.

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby whiteswan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:29 pm

All over, such a shame for Venus. She just didn't have anything left, I really feel for her.

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:38 pm

whiteswan wrote:All over, such a shame for Venus. She just didn't have anything left, I really feel for her.


Venus looked shattered

Well done to the Spanish lass

Hope all our new Spanish signings are as successful in their Leeds United career :-D

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby whiteswan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:59 pm

1964white wrote:
Well done to the Spanish lass

Hope all our new Spanish signings are as successful in their Leeds United career :-D

Yes indeed. We can hope can't we....

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby Norm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Typical, I start a thread them, today I have to run a rather lengthy errand so missed the match, although I did tape it.

I'm sorry Venus lost but maybe she didn't pace herself like Roger did by not entering the French Open this year. That's probably the smartest thing he did and he's looked fresh this fortnight..

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby Norm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:39 pm

hector wrote:



So who are these two fighting??


Two other tennis players mate. :lol:

In fairness Hector I apologise. I really should have included a piece about the 2 opponents as well, It would have given it more balance.
If I ever do this again I will do a more complete job.

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby Norm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Marin Cilic will be Federer's opponent in tomorrows final.
He is 28 and 6' 6", and has progressed to the Quarter Finals in the last 3 Wimbledons, also the quarter Final at the French Open this year.
He has 1 slam win, the US Open in 2014.

Head-to-head
Federer 6-1 Cilic, back to 2008.
Federer's 1 defeat was at the 2014 US Open SF the year Cilic won it.

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:51 pm

First set to Federer

Come on Roger :-D

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby whiteswan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm

Roger is playing some sublime stuff. I would like this match to go five sets after the lacklustre women's final yesterday

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby whiteswan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:54 pm

The mixed doubles final will be on later, we have a British interest at both ends of the court. The lovely Heather Watson and one of her opponents Jamie Murray

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:56 pm

whiteswan wrote:Roger is playing some sublime stuff. I would like this match to go five sets after the lacklustre women's final yesterday


Federer looks calm & cool as ever, been a stroll in the park so far

Cilic looks rattled & shattered

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:58 pm

Sadly Cilic is in trouble physically & mentally

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby 1964white » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:54 pm

First man to win eight championships

So so easy in such a one-side final

Well done Mr Cool :victory:

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Re: Wimbledon Women's and Men's Finals

Postby faaip » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:17 pm

Glad I missed it, poor end to the tournament with 6 one sided games to finish it...
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