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  • Murray makes winning start in Melbourne

    1/15/13 5:11 AM | Kelli DeMario
    Murray makes winning start in Melbourne World No. 3 Andy Murray made the second round at the Australian Open after upending Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. The reigning US Open champion is through to face Portugal's Joao Sousa for a place in the third round.

    Third seed Andy Murray made a successful start to his Australian Open bid, ousting Robin Haase in three sets. The 25-year-old Scot tallied four aces and 25 winners through to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory in 97 minutes.

    Murray was broken at 5-2 in the opening set but recovered quickly to close 6-3. The world No. 3 went on to lead by a double-break at 4-1 in both the second and third set. Murray completed the opening-round effort with eighth of 13 break points converted.

    He is scheduled to take on Portugal's Joao Sousa in the next round. Sousa defeated Australia's John-Patrick Smith in the first round, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

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Looking mighty fine :) Come on :)

deuce , 1/15/13 7:51 AM


Hmmm...think Andy "breezed through" myself....;) Or does only Nole do that.....?

deuce , 1/15/13 8:02 AM


^^He certainly did breeze, maybe a little bit of tignorboditis there.
Anyhoo this difficult draw of Andy's will be become an asset to him if he can keep it mostly straight sets, he'll be sharper than a knife!
Federer unfortunately isn't used to marginally more difficult draws and might be pooped by the semis.
Oh dear!
:(

Twinge , 1/15/13 11:08 AM


I doubt Federer is going to have many issues until the quarters unless Tomi produces something special. But his game isn't something that is bound to trouble Federer imo.

A potential semi between Andy and Fed will be interesting because of the new aggressive approach Murray is taking. I still wouldn't count Fed out, he did beat Murray last year in two big events rather comprehensively after all and looked good himself.

Have to say I found Murray the most impressive so far.

samprallica , 1/15/13 11:36 AM


^^Early days however.
I think Roger views Andy as his direct successor in the way that he really ups his game for the biggest events. Roger ALWAYS plays his best tennis against Andy and in slams/wtf & knows if he applies enough pressure Andy shall probably fold like a cheap suit.
He didn't at the olympics, now he must follow that up and give Roger a sense of his own mortality on the tour.
Andy is still the weakest link out of the 3 of them and a clear path for Roger to get another major.
He has to come out of the `goat's` shadow now, the way Novak clearly has (most notably in London at the WTF).
If he does that in this tournament, then he will have come of age in my view.

Twinge , 1/15/13 12:03 PM


Federer unfortunately isn't used to marginally more difficult draws and might be pooped by the semis.
Oh dear!
:(
Twinge , 1/15/13 11:08 AM


Here we go again, jumping the gun. Wait until it happens before pulling sad faces!

nadline , 1/15/13 12:04 PM


^I said `might` and who asked you anyway?
Clearly sarcasm is not your strong point, among other things.

Twinge , 1/15/13 12:07 PM


Muzza looked fantastic. He's all confidence right now.

cherylmurray , 1/15/13 1:26 PM


Twinge, 'might' does not warrant an Oh Dear or a sad face. You are believing in your own propanda that Fedal has been taken over by Djoray.

nadline , 1/15/13 1:50 PM


^^Yawn!
Nadline, you can
kiss
my
black
a$$
Well if i had a black one you could kiss it.

Twinge , 1/15/13 2:16 PM


Yep, great to see muzz relentlessly pressurising haase last night and rarely taking his foot off the pedal with the heavy ground strokes to the corners. Had haase running like crazy. The amazing thing is that even with a scoreline like that against a dangerous player like haase, there were still one or two areas where muzz can still sharpen up over next few days, e.g. Net volleys to back of course (normally a very hot shot for muzz) and 2nd serves.
But overall, muzz completely in charge.
Twinge - I'm expecting fed to pretty much cruise to the SFs, although anything can happen with anyone.

alex , 1/15/13 2:18 PM


^^Yeah and you will find old backward looking fedal stalwarts sectretly hoping that he destroys Andy there.
Should they both meet ofcourse.
Tsonga is looking pretty good however.
The court suits Andy's game more anyway, & honestly he should be very competive and hopefully get his first win over the exalted one in a slam.
It feels like it is time to me.

Twinge , 1/15/13 2:26 PM


Twinge - yes, about time our muzz put one past roger in a slam and it would be very satisfying :-)
That said, I think all the talk going around about a post-fedal nole-muzz era is fed premature.
I dpn't see signs of a waning roger - he's coping fine at the mi simply by cutting schedule. And rafa could have many slams left in him, only 1 year older than muzz and nole, and he very sttongly made his point after being written off during his last injury break. The top rivalry if the future is as likely to include rafa as anyone.

alex , 1/15/13 2:36 PM


I agree that Rafa is to be included in any rivalry.
Although there are serious health considerations with this player as he has been out for 9 months so far.
I'd certainly miss him much more than Federer if he quit.
I am waiting for Roger to buckle and it surely will happen soon enough. Its only a matter of time.
He will be 32 this year and more significantly than calender age has played nearly 1100 tour matches!
No way was he getting a wimbledon title had Rafa been clear and present and would have been slamless for years and counting. And its only going to get more difficult as well.
That was my point at least, not a Murray Novak era but a non Fed era.
And therefore the end of `fedal` in its previous form.
Anyway i think it already happened in 2011 with the ascendancy of Novak.

Twinge , 1/15/13 2:52 PM


@Twinge , 1/15/13 2:16 PM

At least you know when you are down.

nadline , 1/15/13 3:02 PM


yeah, right, if you say so.
Nagline if you have nothing of interest to add might i suggest you go and do the dishes instead?

Twinge , 1/15/13 3:07 PM


^^^Whatever!

nadline , 1/15/13 3:12 PM


^^no
THE DISHES!

Twinge , 1/15/13 3:14 PM


^^^I don't do the dishes, the dishwasher does them.

You have to understand that with Rafa sidelined wih injury, I have a lot of time on my hands...............not to do the dishes I hasten to add. I willed myself to wait up for Muzz's match last night and ended watching online because for some peculiar reason, Sky decided to show Woz vs Lisicki instead.

Right now I am watching the 2012 RG final, the last time the great Rafa won a match and hoping for his return asap. Tennis is dull without him.

nadline , 1/15/13 3:28 PM


Have you considered some other activity in the meantime?
He is rather injury prone after all so it won't be the last time i expect.
Anyhoo come the spring, come the clay, come the `Vamoses`, I would guess its almost a certainty that Rafa
will be making his return. If not sooner.
You'll just have to hang in there a little while longer, thats all.

Twinge , 1/15/13 4:05 PM


cheryl @1.26pm: I love yoooooooooouuuuuuuuu. :)

deuce , 1/15/13 4:44 PM


No way would Roger have won wimby if Rafa was there?? You make me smile, everyone writes him off and he still is above a peak Muzza in the Rankings and still has a positve h2h againt Novak, not to mention beating them both back to back to win wimby and reclaim no 1. Rafa bummed out second round! Can't stop Fed winning if you can't beat no 100! Lol, people still doubt, 6 titles, 10 finals, a slam and 3 masters series. Still competitive with people 6 years younger!? If Nole and Muzza were so good they should be blowing him off the court, but they can't, not with any consistency. Fed will have a reduced shedule and be competitive all year. If nole and muzza were the same era as Fed the same thing would have happened to them as it did Hewitt, Nalbandian, Roddick, Safin etc. Fed would have destroyed them every week and they would be long retired.

brothdog , 1/16/13 12:09 PM


^^^^brothdog, um, no wrong again with your flawed selective logic as usual.

#WeakEra
#Yawn

Conspirator , 1/16/13 1:44 PM


" Fed would have destroyed them every week and they would be long retired. .."

lol, But Murray was around when Fed was at his peak (while he was still a baby) and still beating him may i add.
Try again brothy.

Twinge , 1/16/13 2:08 PM


Having said all that you are obviously correct about Novak and Andy being on the same footing as Roddick, Nalbandian & Hewitt.
All the objective facts point to this.
Did i say correct?
sorry i meant `correct` like a Fed Fan.

hahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahahahaha

Twinge , 1/16/13 2:20 PM


brothy is a Fed fan. Therefore, you can expect only arguments based on delusions, not facts.

holdserve , 1/16/13 2:26 PM


Here's some fact's, Murray has been battered in every slam match they have played. We all know it's the slams that matter. Roger's records will never be broken, if this era is so strong why is he still ranked no2 and no1 only 2 months ago?? Why can't Murray at his peak surpass him?? Why can't a peak Nole and Murray beat an ancient Fed with any consistency? The answer to all these questions is simple, because if Federer plays to the best of his ability he will win. Regardless of what the others do. (Apart from Rafa on clay). Fed is the GOAT, you all know it, his achievements will go on for ever, he is still setting records that will never be broken. He has made 34 consecutive slam quarters not because of 'easy draws' but because he is just simply too good for anyone ranked outside the top 10 to beat him. Surely you must all realise that by now? How much longer does he have to go on to prove he is the greatest? I hope much longer as watching boring baseline wars between Nole and Muzza and Rafa is a little boring.

brothdog , 1/18/13 2:25 PM


On a lighter note, Conspirators comment on another thread really made me laugh! Stepanek really does look like a fish! lol!

brothdog , 1/18/13 2:37 PM


^^Federer is 3-7 since Novak started to peak in 2011
And 2-4 in majors.
Clearly Roger is having difficulty playing his best anymore.
Or maybe it just is not good enough.
Oh and Murray is clearly JUST entered his peak.
So hang around a little while longer.
Oh and all of Roger's records shall be broken, its inevitable. Sorry.

Twinge , 1/18/13 2:42 PM


Hey brothdog, there's another amazing record you forgot to mention ...
The most decorated tennis player ever not to win olympic singles gold :-)
Almost as good as the one muzz USED to have (... Best player not to win a slam).

alex , 1/18/13 2:52 PM


PS . Got thumped in the final by a boring baseliner who'd never won a slam before. Lol.

alex , 1/18/13 2:54 PM


^^Roger gifted Andy the gold, he wasn't really interested anyway and wanted to do something nice just in case it didn't RAIN.
AMEN!

Twinge , 1/18/13 3:01 PM


Lol, you guys make me laugh. He will hang around a little longer so maybe Nole will gain a positive h2h by the time he's 35. But i doubt it. Also twingey just because you say it's inevitable does'nt mean it is, not one little bit. Sorry. The only person breaking his records is himself.

brothdog , 1/18/13 3:32 PM


No not in 3 years at all.
Roger federer is 16-13 with Novak NOW.
What's the matter with you?
He will almost certainly surpass Roger this year.
And if he meets him in this final I am almost certain it will be 16-14.
He has beaten him & 7 times out of the last 10!
Clearly maths is not a strongpoint.
Now you are making me laugh.

Twinge , 1/18/13 3:49 PM


^^All records are meant to be broken.

Twinge , 1/18/13 3:53 PM


hahahahahahahaha, let's look at brothdog's "facts":

"Roger's records will never be broken "

Ummm, that's called subjective opinion.

" if this era is so strong why is he still ranked no2 and no1 only 2 months ago??"

- Fed has only gotten better credit to him, don't buy the fading skills
- preferential scheduling (see this year AO)
- Rafa's injured - cat's away Feddy Mouse will play (also see 2009)

"Why can't a peak Nole and Murray beat an ancient Fed with any consistency?"

- Murray has only just begun to peak and still has a winning record against Fed who had that "peak" advantage during the last 8 years.
-Fed is still the best super-fast/indoor hc/grass player currently active and is only 2-2 vs Nole on those surfaces since 2011 (Cincy, WTF, Wimby, Dubai)
- On clay, medium h/c (AO, IW, RG, USO, Rome), Nole now completely owns Fed at 5-1
- 7-3 overall (last time I checked, a 0.700 record in any sport is considered consistent, no?)

Some "facts"!!! Lol.

brothdog, like I said earlier, you certainly like your flawed, selective, twisted 'logic'.

#NeverLetFactsGetInTheWayOfAGoodStory

Conspirator , 1/18/13 4:38 PM


Can't disagree with all of that, them there the facts.
Bar one!
Roger historically is the best grass player, but presently it is surely got to be Rafa
that is the best grass court player. When he is around that is.
Interesting about the clay courts too.

Twinge , 1/18/13 5:05 PM


But Fed has beaten him 2 of the last 3, so whats to say that won't continue if Fed is still improving?? If Fed met Rafa on grass tomoro Fed would win. He last won wimby in 2010, he bummed out early last year and lost to kholi at halle in the early rounds too! when he was'nt injured. No way if rafa the best grass courter at the moment, it's Roger. Rafa has'nt even won a tournament off clay since 2010.

brothdog , 1/18/13 6:21 PM


Until wimbie 2007 fed was best grass player for 5 years.
Since 2008, rafa - when fit - has been the best player on grass.
Fed has NEVER played better on grass than he did in the wimbie final 2008. Rafa won.
Posted by a muzz fan who thinks fed is still a brilliant tennis player. No axe to grind.
Full stop.

alex , 1/18/13 6:41 PM


Appreciate your opinion alex, i think Feds level last year when beating Nole and Murray back to back was as high, if not higer than 2008. He beat Novak convincingly on the grass and just a year before that he beat Rafa relatively comphortably in the 2011 final. I find it hard to accept he's the best grass courter at present if he lost to Kohlschreiber easily in Halle and then got beat by Rosol at wimby.

brothdog , 1/18/13 7:03 PM


brothdog, twist, twist, cherry-pick, twist.

There is nothing to say that won't happen (I didn't BTW). However, 2 of the last 3 is a too small cherry-picked sample size i.e., twisted data to suit your story.

Besides, based on your brilliant rationale, Muzzard is now the best grass courter having beaten the last two Wimbledon champions in straight sets no less.

C'mon brothdog, you're better than this, no? Feint at least some level of objectivity.

#TooEasy
#Yawn

Conspirator , 1/18/13 7:33 PM


^^^Feign

#DamAutoCorect

Conspirator , 1/18/13 7:37 PM


I am objective, i have a lot of time for all the top players they are incredible. It's just seems Fed fans get a bit ganged up on on this site and they all leave. I like it here i like the debates and chats with most, just does'nt seem like Fed gets the credit he deserves. he is the very reason Rafa, Nole and Muzza are as good as they are. The top 4 push each other to new levels. Fed will fade at some point, it's inevitable, but it won't be this year and i can't wait to get up early and watch him destroy another young pretender later on.

brothdog , 1/18/13 7:51 PM


@brothdog , 1/18/13 6:21 PM

Am I right in thinking that you claim that Fed beat Rafa on grass in 2011? Rafa losing to Khol in Halle is neither here nor there, even Khol himself acknowledges that Rafa arrived late in Halle and had not got used to grass after RG and he took advantage if it. In any case, Roger lost to Haas in the final or have you forgotten that little fact.

Rafa is the best on clay he is evens with Nole on h/c and grass and Roger comes third on all surfaces to Rafa and Nole. It remains to be seen if Muzz will consolidate his level of play in the latter half of 2012.

nadline , 1/18/13 7:51 PM


On the contrary, brothdog, I think Fed is a far better player now than he was before Rafa, Nole and Muzz came along. The three of them have made Fed a better player because they were not easy pickings as his peers were before Rafa came along and subsequently the other two.

nadline , 1/18/13 7:54 PM


Wow, I have a Rafan AND a Feddyfan that agree with me that Fed hasn't faded and, if anything, he is actually better today.

#ThoughtIWasTheOnlyOne
#Humble

Conspirator , 1/18/13 8:06 PM


No nadline, i never claimed he beat Rafa on grass in 2011. Fed is at a very high level no doubt, but the 04 to 07 Fed was incredible as well. It was'nt just that he won all the time, it was how he won. The competiton was weaker but there will still some very good players at that time. The thing that seperates Fed from the rest is the period of time he has been doing it. Everyone keeps saying he's done as soon as he loses a match. But he is still second in the world and the reigning Wimbledon champoin. To be at the top of the game for 10 years, even now in the strong era, is an amazing achievement. The fact that he can still hang with the 25 year old power houses that are muzza and nole is credit to his amazing fitness. I justhope Rafa comes back to the party this year. The top 4 is the best top 4 of all time. And they are still getting better and better.

brothdog , 1/18/13 8:15 PM


There is only 2 grass tournaments a year and Fed makes the final of one and wins Wimby for the 7th time and makes the final of the olympics on grass and he's the 3rd best grass courter? I'm trying really hard to understand that logic and reasoning, but i can't. It does'nt make any sense.

brothdog , 1/18/13 8:25 PM


brothdog, you said it!

04-07 Federer and his competition was like the Globetrotters vs the Washington Generals!!!

Who said he is done when he loses a match??? I certainly haven't. You, me and nadline think he is better now than ever!

#KissesNadline

Conspirator , 1/18/13 8:33 PM


The competiton was weaker but there will still some very good players at that time.
brothdog , 1/18/13 8:15 PM

The proof of how weak the field was before Rafa, Nole and Muzz came along is that the players Fed was dominating are still on tour and these 3 young players along with Fed have managed to dominate the tour for years now. Most of Fed's generation only retired last year.

I didn't appreciate Federer in his TMF days, because too easy a winning makes the prize light.

nadline , 1/18/13 8:42 PM


Exactly!!! The competition tainted Fed's achievements for me. I am more impressed with his achievements post 2007.

The Washington Generals had a 6-13,000 h2h record vs the Globetrotters. I'm sure 3-21 Andy Roddick, one of the so-called greats from that era, would sympathize.

#Humble

Conspirator , 1/18/13 9:11 PM


Lol, these points are why i believe Fed's records will stand the test of time. No player will dominate and win 11 of 16 slams over a 4 year period again. He still had to get the job done and he can only beat who is there, it's not his fault that he was so much better than everyone else. It's just the way it is. Roddick had a 6 - 4 record against Nole, he was a very good player. Just a terrible match up for Fed. Early to bed for me, early to rise to watch Fed teach Tomic a lesson! I can't wait.

brothdog , 1/18/13 9:57 PM


brothdog, brothdog, brothdog, sigh I'd thought that we'd been making real progress.

Roderick built that h2h vs a young mentally fragile Nole. Not the same player.

Roderick a bad matchup for Feddy. Really? 03-07, just exactly who wasn't a ad matchup for Feddy besides maybe nalby and even then.

#WeakEra

Conspirator , 1/18/13 10:43 PM


Last two meetings Nole put beat downs on arod 62, 63 and 62, 61.

Conspirator , 1/18/13 11:10 PM


brothdog, never say never. There may be another weak era round the corner after the current era is gone! If you're young enough, you may witness it in the future!

What's all these obsession with 'the greatest'? I don't think there were such obsession in the bygone eras, what's with the ego of some Fed fans? Feds a great player, one among the legends. To say he's the greatest is to be disrespectful to the legends of the game.

Now, is Fed better on grass now than say in 2006/2007? I certainly would not think so, simply because in the past, from 2006-2009, he was beating everyone easily along the way to the finals. It's in the final that he faced the very tough competition (not so much in the 2006 final as Rafa was a green horn on grass then; but from 2007-2009 he had a hard time beating the other finalist, losing in 2008 to Rafa). From 2010 onwards, he was facing problems along the way and was knocked out twice in the QFs. Even in 2012 where he won beating Nole and Murray back to back, he had a scare by Benneteau along the way, almost gone out in that early stage. How then could he be better than his 2007, or 2008 , or 2009? 2008/2009 didn't belong to the weak era!

I would only say this: Nole of 2012 wasn't the same as Nole 2011; Rafa of 2011 wasn't the same as Rafa 2010; so Nole beating Rafa on Wimbledon grass doesn't prove that he's better than Rafa on grass. Fed beating Nole on grass doesn't mean that he'll beat Rafa on grass; if not I can say Murray is better than Fed on grass, because Murray beat Tsonga at Wimbledon and Tsonga beat Fed at Wimbledon (in 2011).

I do agree with nadline that those three guys -Rafa, Nole and Murray - make Fed a better player; better in his skills, make Fed thinks more on the court; however Fed has lost a bit of his power, speed and timing hence his many shankings in his matches. Remember, it's after 2008 that his old peers, Davy, Blake, Haas, even Benneteau, got their wins over Fed.

As for Fed being able to become no.1 again in 2009 and 2012, he has Rafa to thank for, for being injured in those two years, absent for two and six months respectively, allowing Fed to get back to no.1. Nole clearly wasn't as good as when he's in 2011, on grass and Murray hadn't reached his peak form at Wimbledon. Murray had since won the Olympics on grass and won USO and gave a spanking to Fed at Shanghai.

All four of them are great players, whether their records could stand the test of time, really only time would tell. No point arguing over something out of our control.

luckystar , 1/19/13 2:58 AM


Wimby 2012 Fed that beat Nole and Muzz would beat Wimby "Weak Era" Fed.

#IMO

Conspirator , 1/19/13 3:55 AM


Fed the 3rd best on grass?
#headscratch

abhirf , 1/19/13 4:12 AM


So Wimbledon 2012 Fed would also beat Rafa of Wimbledon 2007. I see.

luckystar , 1/19/13 4:20 AM


The 2007 Wimby Rafa who said he let the opportunity slip away, yes we both see.

#Humble

Conspirator , 1/19/13 5:18 AM


old Davydenko > heyday Nadal


old Roddick > heyday Djokovic

tennisnba , 1/19/13 6:30 AM


Nadal or Djokovic are too advantageous to the slow present surface age. They are lucky. The present grass and lateness of almost hard courts.



And, Nadal insulted the Sampras era. " past just serve serve serve. It was not true tennis." said Nadal. arrogant selfish jerk.



Roddick 5 - 4 Djokovic. It was after that Djokovic began to win Roddick declines in Roddick.


There are few possibilities that Nadal or Djokovic will win the victory in the quick surface age by grass or a hard court.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 6:34 AM


Hahaha, google "smug arrogant nadal" is quite telling there:

TennisTalk: tennisnba
YahooSports, facebook, atpworldtour.com, usopen.org: OverestimationNadal
TennisWarehouse: tennissportsrog
YouTube, TennisMoments: cheaterNadal
Mens Tennis Forum: sportstennis
TalkSports.net: Anonymous (Veteran)
Amplicate.com: Overestimation N
TheEconomist: chearNadal (looks like you couldn't spell your own troll name)
tennis-x: Humble Roger (hahahahahahahaha, my personal favourite!!!)
countless sites: anonymous
rogerfederer.com: RogerLoverF (hahahahahahahah, no THAT one is my favourite. This is Roger's own site. Pray tell, what does the F stand for Lover? hahahahhaha)


Man, that's enough but that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Common theme is that you are classified as spam, troll, comment hidden due to low rating

Whassa matter, tennisnba, Mommy didn't hug you? No friends? Don't get out much?


If I were Fed or Rafa, I'd have a restraining order ready.

#OneSadPuppy

Conspirator , 1/19/13 6:39 AM


When Safin, Davydenko, and Roddick's generation had Djokovic or Nadal, they continued winning like Roger?


what joke.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 6:41 AM


Hahaha, google "smug arrogant nadal" is quite telling there:

TennisTalk: tennisnba
YahooSports, facebook, atpworldtour.com, usopen.org: OverestimationNadal
TennisWarehouse: tennissportsrog
YouTube, TennisMoments: cheaterNadal
Mens Tennis Forum: sportstennis
TalkSports.net: Anonymous (Veteran)
Amplicate.com: Overestimation N
TheEconomist: chearNadal (looks like you couldn't spell your own troll name)
tennis-x: Humble Roger (hahahahahahahaha, my personal favourite!!!)
countless sites: anonymous
rogerfederer.com: RogerLoverF (hahahahahahahah, no THAT one is my favourite. This is Roger's own site. Pray tell, what does the F stand for Lover? hahahahhaha)


Man, that's enough but that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Common theme is that you are classified as spam, troll, comment hidden due to low rating

Whassa matter, tennisnba, Mommy didn't hug you? No friends? Don't get out much?


If I were Fed or Rafa, I'd have a restraining order ready.

#YoureTheJoke

Conspirator , 1/19/13 6:42 AM


old Davydenko > heyday Nadal


old Roddick > heyday Djokovic




Nadal or Djokovic are too advantageous to the slow present surface age. They are lucky. The present grass and lateness of almost hard courts.



And, Nadal insulted the Sampras era. " past just serve serve serve. It was not true tennis." said Nadal. arrogant selfish jerk.



?Roddick 5 - 4 Djokovic. It was after that Djokovic began to win Roddick declines in Roddick.



There are few possibilities that Nadal or Djokovic will win the victory in the quick surface age by grass or a hard court.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 6:44 AM


federer says i dont give a shit to umpire

federer: i dont give a shit

http://tinyurl.com/9anopaw

federer: i dont give a shit

foul crude sore loser smug arrogant

gamesmanship no class

Conspirator , 1/19/13 6:49 AM


If Safin, Davydenko, and Roddick's generation had Djokovic or Nadal, they continued winning like Roger?

its joke

tennisnba , 1/19/13 6:50 AM


no you a joke cheaterNadal

smug arrogant federer no class

Conspirator , 1/19/13 6:53 AM


nadal believes previous tennis eras cannot match the excitement generated by the current stars of the sport.


"Sampras vs Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable, It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet.

It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/06/25/Wimble don-Diary-Day-Five.aspx



Yes, a player who has fanatic fan most. maybe which exceeds Agashi. However, there are many persons who dislike you. There are also many people who dislike your play style. There are also many people who regard your tennis as boring.


defense and power. Are simple. It is the reason it is your strength. maybe Sampras was boring, or not. But, there are not difference those who feel you as boring.


You are very blessed with the slow surface age. Moreover, you are the only player by whom the excuse is justified of an injury etc when it loses.


You are the player who also has the custom of arrogant dirty gamesmanship.
etc.


You are in the very blessed position.
Have it in mind. arrogant excuse cheat.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:01 AM


Nadal: "Rosol not comparable to Soderling, Playing through Rio 2016"


In an interview with Diario de Mallorca, Rafael Nadal says he first hurt his knee this season at Indian Wells in March, then it got worse when he was forced to retire against Andy Murray in Miami. He then competed with discomfort all the way until he stopped playing after Wimbledon.


Nadal said he took a risk in the semifinals of Roland Garros, where he posted a quick win despite playing with inflammation in his knee, but that he was solely focused on winning his seventh title there.


He also said he was not surprised Lukas Rosol upset him in the second round of Wimbledon, because for the two weeks prior he was only able to train one hour a day, without running.


It was very bad, and I was playing with the knee asleep,? he said. ?You always think you can do it, but it was not possible even though I did my best.?


Nadal added that his defeat to Rosol could not be compared to when Robin Soderling upset him at the 2009 French Open.


?There is no point of comparison,? he said. ?Both have in common that my knee was bad, but I could compete at Roland Garros. In Wimbledon, no. The defeat to Rosol as was a death foretold for me.?



added that being forced to pull out of the Olympic Games in London was worst feeling he has ever had when pulling out of an event. Nadal also pulled out of Wimbledon in 2009, where he would have been defending his title.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=213793

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:05 AM


federer classless. smash racket because lose point to better player

http://tinyurl.com/9vc52td

sore loser, smug arrogant, selfish

federer whine when his ball go out because del potro winning. Disrespect talk down at umpire

http://tinyurl.com/8rfvnaj

sore loser, arrogant, smug, baby, gamesmanship

federer complain how djokovic win against him at US Open

http://tinyurl.com/8ztvskv

arrogant, smug, selfish, sore loser

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:05 AM


typical nadal's arrogant gamesmanship as usual. fake time-out always.
on court coaching. over the time limit serves. too annoying always.
ugly protest. troblesome anoying vainly routine.

usual excuse. injury, sick, tired, coyrt surface, threat of a boycott.

selfish two-year-ranking. etc.

always cheat arrogant gamesmanship. sucks

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:09 AM


typical nadal's arrogant gamesmanship as usual.


fake time-out always. on court coaching. over the time limit serves.

too annoying always. ugly protest. troblesome anoying vainly routine.

usual excuse. injury, sick, tired, coyrt surface, threat of a boycott.


selfish two-year-ranking. etc.


always cheat arrogant gamesmanship. sucks

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:11 AM


federer fake mto at wimbledon against malisse

http://tinyurl.com/cm6u27m

fake gamesmanship cheater annoying federer

always poor sport

most smug arrogant

haha easy!!!

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:14 AM


nadal believes previous tennis eras cannot match the excitement generated by the current stars of the sport.


"Sampras vs Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable, It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet.


It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/06/25/Wimbledon-Diary -Day-Five.aspx


excuse smug arrogant. asshole

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:16 AM


Roger is the favorite player whom a casual tennis fan with no depth chooses.

Roger wear his own large gaudy RF initials all over socks, shoes, hat, shirts everywhere.

smug, arrogant selfish self centerd no class

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:17 AM


nadal believes previous tennis eras cannot match the excitement generated by the current stars of the sport.


"Sampras vs Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable, It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet.


It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/06/25/Wimbledon-Diary -Day-Five.aspx



Yes, Nadal. You are a player who has fanatic fan most. maybe which exceeds Agashi. However, there are many persons who dislike you. There are also many people who dislike your play style. There are also many people who regard your tennis as boring.


Your tennis is defense and power. Are simple. It is the reason it is your strength. maybe Sampras was boring, or not. But, there are not difference those who feel you as boring.


You are very blessed with the slow surface age. Moreover, you are the only player by whom the excuse is justified of an injury etc when it loses.


You are the player who also has the custom of arrogant dirty gamesmanship.
etc.


You are in the very blessed position.
Have it in mind.


arrogant cheat

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:19 AM


The Sampras era is insulted.

"It was not true tennis only in the serve."



Roger Federer who is opposed to ranking for two years is criticized.

"gentleman too much. too Swiss"





"Even wins, I'm not act like Djokovic."

After losing in Madrid




Before AO final

"Djokovic does not seem to be tired."

After the game by murray

Djokovic said that he was tired






"I was doing the injury from the time of IW. "
After losing Rosol, when skipping the subsequent tournament





"indoor it is not true tennis"

"Rosol? It had a roof... "




"A hard court is not good ."

"should increase clay or grass."




Nadull

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:22 AM


Toni Nadal: I hope now Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will get injured.


http://www.tennisearth.com/news/tennisNews/Toni-Nadal-I- ho pe-now-Roger-Federer-and-Novak-Djokovic-will-get-injured-478826.htm




excuse. arrogant. smug. selhish. go to hell.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:31 AM


RogerLoverF!!!!

Hahahahahaha

That's my absolute favourite tennisnba.

Hope ol' Rog has got a restraining order out on you tennisnba.

#Classic

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:31 AM


Old Davydenko > heyday Nadal

old Roddick > heyday Djokovic



When Safin, Davydenko, and Roddick's generation had Djokovic and Nadal, they continued winning like Roger?

foolish.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:35 AM


Loverboy tennisnba!

hahahahahahaha, make sure you don't neglect your anti Rafa Facebook page HumbleRoger!!!

What a goof!

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:38 AM


Nadal says

?I don?t know how long I will keep playing tennis. I?ll be 31 in five years and taking into account the fact that I started at 16 ? Perhaps stopping now will help extend my career a little bit more. Until I had the problems with the knee again, the final at Roland Garros, had been one of the best seasons of my life. I felt able to win any competition. Complicated times came later,? Nadal said.

"Success is not the victory, it's what you've done to win. The knowledge that you've done everything in your power to achieve what you wanted. That feeling makes me very happy. This year I lost the final in Australia and I didn't like it, but I was happy in some ways. It was a success to have lost like that," the tennis star said.

Nadal is best player with balance and perspective.

http://tinyurl.com/9otk43c

Conspirator , 1/19/13 7:39 AM


nadal believes previous tennis eras cannot match the excitement generated by the current stars of the sport.

"Sampras vs Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable, It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet.

It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/06/25/Wimbledon-Diary-D ay-Five.aspx



Yes, Nadal. You are a player who has fanatic fan most. maybe which exceeds Agashi. However, there are many persons who dislike you. There are also many people who dislike your play style. There are also many people who regard your tennis as boring.


Your tennis is defense and power. Are simple. It is the reason it is your strength. maybe Sampras was boring, or not. But, there are not difference those who feel you as boring.

You are very blessed with the slow surface age. Moreover, you are the only player by whom the excuse is justified of an injury etc when it loses.

You are the player who also has the custom of arrogant dirty gamesmanship.
etc.

You are in the very blessed position.
Have it in mind.

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:43 AM


Nadal: "Rosol not comparable to Soderling, Playing through Rio 2016"


In an interview with Diario de Mallorca, Rafael Nadal says he first hurt his knee this season at Indian Wells in March, then it got worse when he was forced to retire against Andy Murray in Miami. He then competed with discomfort all the way until he stopped playing after Wimbledon.

Nadal said he took a risk in the semifinals of Roland Garros, where he posted a quick win despite playing with inflammation in his knee, but that he was solely focused on winning his seventh title there.


He also said he was not surprised Lukas Rosol upset him in the second round of Wimbledon, because for the two weeks prior he was only able to train one hour a day, without running.


?It was very bad, and I was playing with the knee asleep,? he said. ?You always think you can do it, but it was not possible even though I did my best.?


Nadal added that his defeat to Rosol could not be compared to when Robin Soderling upset him at the 2009 French Open.


?There is no point of comparison,? he said. ?Both have in common that my knee was bad, but I could compete at Roland Garros. In Wimbledon, no. The defeat to Rosol as was a death foretold for me.?



The 11-time Grand Slam champion added that being forced to pull out of the Olympic Games in London was worst feeling he has ever had when pulling out of an event. Nadal also pulled out of Wimbledon in 2009, where he would have been defending his title.


The 26-year-old has said that he is planning to play the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but has not thought beyond that.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=213793

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:45 AM


old Davydenko > heyday Nadal


Nadal or Djokovic are too advantageous to the slow present surface age. They are lucky. The present grass and lateness of almost hard courts.


Roddick 5 - 4 Djokovic. It was after that Djokovic began to win Roddick declines in Roddick.

There are few possibilities that Nadal or Djokovic will win the victory in the quick surface age

tennisnba , 1/19/13 7:49 AM


tennisnba needs to calm down a little! nicely said earlier in this thred lucky, i always enjoy reading your posts. I am young enough to see then next generation. I'm 27, maybe thats why i'm a bit Fed baiesd as i have grown up watching him. Everyone says it but he really does make it look easy compared to everyone else. Of course i've watched the greats of the past, Borg and Nastase were my mums favorites. She once went on a date with roscoe tanner too! She got me into tennis and she now loves Rafa, i thinnk mainly because i love Fed! The top 4 now are the best ever, no doubt. Oh and tennisnba, chill out a little. It's only a game after all!

brothdog , 1/19/13 8:45 AM


^^^First of all, brothdog, congratulate your Mum for her impecable taste in choosing Rafa. But uou say, "Everyone says it but he really does make it look easy compared to everyone else." Only when it is easy, but watch Fed when he plays the others in the top 4 or when he is challenged and it doesn't look easy then.

nadline , 1/19/13 10:47 AM


Nice try with the advice to tennisnba to chill out, but I don't think someone like that even understands the concept. Notice how tennisnba skips lines so that the posts take up as much space as possible. I still manage to scroll on down, though!

Conspirator,

I am really enjoying reading your comebacks to tennisnba. I think you've got it down!

Nativenewyorker , 1/19/13 6:27 PM



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