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Forum: Tennis 04-20-2014, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Mertov
The tournament in Monte Carlo sure looks like he...

The tournament in Monte Carlo sure looks like he did find his form. I believe it's the only Masters tournament lacking in his CV other than Rome. He still has to beat Wawrinka in the finals.
Forum: Tennis 07-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
For a final analysis of Federer's uniqueness: ...

For a final analysis of Federer's uniqueness:
http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2012/07/09/what_truly_makes_roger_federer_great.php

Best
Mert
Forum: Tennis 07-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Fantastic achievement for two players above 30! ...

Fantastic achievement for two players above 30!
Serena Williams wins her 5th Wimbledon title and Roger Federer his 7th!

Federer also regains the number one ranking and equals Sampras record for...
Forum: Tennis 07-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Federer upsets Djokovic in 4 sets! He put on a...

Federer upsets Djokovic in 4 sets! He put on a clinic on how to serve 2nd serves successfully!
Murray is up 2 sets to 1 against Tsonga.

On the Women's side, it will be Serena vs. Radwanska.. ...
Forum: Tennis 07-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
The fourth set of Murray vs. Ferrer was something...

The fourth set of Murray vs. Ferrer was something to be seen..

Semifinals are set:
Women's: Kerber vs. Radwanska // Williams vs. Azarenka
Men's: Djokovic vs. Federer // Murray vs. Tsonga
...
Forum: Tennis 07-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Catman, I have not followed Lisicki very close. ...

Catman, I have not followed Lisicki very close. I do know that she has recovered from a pretty nasty knee injury late in 2011 that many thought would hamper her for a long time. She likes grass so...
Forum: Tennis 06-30-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Nadal's loss is really shocking. I think it's...

Nadal's loss is really shocking. I think it's the first time he lost this early in a tournament since 2004!

Federer, 24 hours later, almost lost to Julien Bennetteau too. He came within two...
Forum: Tennis 06-26-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Yes, that's the big surprise of the first couple...

Yes, that's the big surprise of the first couple of days.. She did not just get beaten either, she got blown off the court..

The big surprise on the men's side in my opinion is John Isner losing...
Forum: Tennis 06-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Yes catman, that is true. Evert was the last...

Yes catman, that is true. Evert was the last married woman to win it in 1981, and she has been divorced and remarried since :)

I believe Kim Clijsters won the US Open in 2009 as a married woman...
Forum: Tennis 06-15-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Mertov
Grass Court Season and Wimbledon 2012

I thought I would put the thread up early..

There are two ATP grass court tournaments going on this week by the way, one in Halle, Germany, and Queen's in London..

At Queen's all the seeds...
Forum: Tennis 06-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Nadal is the champion for the 7th time: 6/4 6/3...

Nadal is the champion for the 7th time: 6/4 6/3 2/6 7/5. Probably his toughest final.

It was more of a psychological battle than skills, with the conditions, rain delay etc.

Congratulations...
Forum: Tennis 06-09-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Was that seriously the best women's tennis has to...

Was that seriously the best women's tennis has to offer? Seriously?
1 hour and 29 minutes of boring, monotonous rallies with zero variety?

Congrats to Sharapova for completing the four slam...
Forum: Tennis 06-09-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
The two best players in tennis are in the finals:...

The two best players in tennis are in the finals: Nadal vs. Djokovic

Federer never looked good this tournament, so it's not a surprise. This match need not be taken (as some do) as some crystal...
Forum: Tennis 06-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Ok.. I was wrong! This is why I never bet on...

Ok.. I was wrong! This is why I never bet on sports :)
Stosur lost to Errani! It was an entertaining match unlike Sharapova vs. Kvitova during which I seriously had trouble staying focused. Too...
Forum: Tennis 06-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Women's semifinals are set for tomorrow: Petra...

Women's semifinals are set for tomorrow:
Petra Kvitova vs. Maria Sharapova
Samantha Stosur vs. Sara Errani

Both sound very promising. Stosur will be a favorite against Errani, and Sharapova...
Forum: Tennis 06-05-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Few notes from Tuesday.. Samantha Stosur...

Few notes from Tuesday..

Samantha Stosur looked really good. After today, I see her as the favorite to win it.

From about 4-4 in the second set of Djokovic vs. Tsonga match, it rained...
Forum: Tennis 06-03-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Azarenka lost to Cibulkova in straight sets ! ...

Azarenka lost to Cibulkova in straight sets ! THat was the big shocker for the day except for the very few who have followed Cibulkova and who were expecting Cibulkova's trend upwards. There are...
Forum: Tennis 06-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
I only got to see the last 2 sets of the Federer...

I only got to see the last 2 sets of the Federer vs. Mahut match so I can't make much of a comment about today's action. But I can comfortably say that Federer is not playing well. Last year's...
Forum: Tennis 05-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Today's story was definitely the marathon...

Today's story was definitely the marathon 5-setter match that ended when Paul-Henri Matthieu defeated John Isner 18-16 in the fifth. Isner despite having a really good year overall (he is at no 11)...
Forum: Tennis 05-30-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Hi Catman, Although Serena may not be the...

Hi Catman,

Although Serena may not be the player she was a few years back, she came to this tournament on fire, having won 10 matches in a row, including a thrashing of Sharapova and Azarenka, no...
Forum: Tennis 05-30-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mertov
Roland Garros 2012

Sorry I am a bit late with the topic. We are beginning the second round matches today.

Check out the dominance of older players over the young in my article:...
Forum: Tennis 01-30-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,030
Posted By Mertov
I missed unfortunately the 3rd and majority of...

I missed unfortunately the 3rd and majority of the 4th sets, but it was 5 hours and 53 minutes after all, so there was plenty of tennis for everyone to see: record duration for a Slam final in...
Forum: Tennis 01-28-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,030
Posted By Mertov
Azarenka too tough for Sharapova.. 6/3 6/0. ...

Azarenka too tough for Sharapova.. 6/3 6/0.

Mert
Forum: Tennis 01-27-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,030
Posted By Mertov
Djokovic beats Murray in the best match of the...

Djokovic beats Murray in the best match of the tournament so far! Both men had chances, both blew multiple chances, and at the end of the day, I believe it was Djokovic's sense of confidence and...
Forum: Tennis 01-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,030
Posted By Mertov
Kvitova totally shut down after the challenge at...

Kvitova totally shut down after the challenge at 4-4 0-30, and Sharapova goes to the finals to face Azarenka who beat Clijsters in three sets. Good matches both.

Rafa once again got the best...
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