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Roscoe
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think there should be more time between the French Open and Wimbledon and they should add a grass-court Master's 1000 tourney to make an actual grass season.


I think the players agree as well. No reason why they can't push Wimbledon back 203 weeks to allow for this. I certainly wouldn't mind if they phased out i or 2 of the early US Open Series hard court tournaments to allow for this.






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bobbyray21
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they already started


Qualies






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bobbyray21
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Honestly I've been really busy this year and haven't watched as much tennis as I normally do. I just assumed he was around the same level as last year, which I thought was still good enough to possibly pull out a slam win given the right circumstances. I respect your opinion though, which is why it makes me sad bro


He was good enough last year to win a major. He actually had a really good 2012 season.

If he manages to win Wimbledon this year, he will have pretty much come out of nowhere. That sounds weird writing about Roger Federer because people wouldn't actually see it that way. But what I mean is that the form that he's exhibited thus far in 2013 would make a GS victory a huge huge surprise.






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bobbyray21
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Williams is about to lose.





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bobbyray21
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Kudla has yet to win a main draw match at a Grand Slam, but the low-bouncing grass may be his best bet yet.

“I hit the ball pretty flat, so this court helps me more,” he said. “I can stay low, and I feel like I hit a pretty clean ball, so as long as I stay focused and the timing’s there. I mean, this surface really helps everybody if you hit the ball flat. But the timing’s got to be there, that’s huge.”

Kudla added that grass has always come naturally to him as a playing surface.

“It’s always been something that I really liked,” he said. “It’s tough the first week, but when you grow into it it helps a lot. But this year is definitely the best I’ve played.”


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bobbyray21
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Main draw gets released tomorrow.





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Roscoe
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Rafa as the #5 seed will make this very interesting. Would be interesting if Rafa had to play Roger in the quaters, Murray in the semis, and Djoker in the finals.





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GumBro Jackson
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Main draw gets released tomorrow.


Looking forward to seeing the draw. Most likely finals matchup is probably Djokovic-Murray.

Final I'd most like to see is a rematch of last year's Murray-Fed. I think Fed has another major in him, but he is definitely running out of time quickly.

Anyone know how Kei Nishikori plays on grass?






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castorinho
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13-14 career record on grass. Made it past the first round in Wimby once, last year, in 4 appearances and le lost to JMDP in the third round.





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GumBro Jackson
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13-14 career record on grass. Made it past the first round in Wimby once, last year, in 4 appearances and le lost to JMDP in the third round.


Thanks for the reply. that is not too promising, is it?

Anyone got any guesses for people outside the usual suspects who may make a run?






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castorinho
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Tsonga.
He's made it to the semi the past two years here and played well in RG.






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GumBro Jackson
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Tsonga.
He's made it to the semi the past two years here and played well in RG.


Yeah, I could definitely see Tsonga making a run. I was wondering about people who are more under the radar.

1st tier is the Big Four (even w/ Nadal ranked fifth).

2nd tier is the group of guys who have been pretty regular contenders deep into tournaments for a few years: Juan Martin del Potro, Tsonga, Berdych, Ferrer, Wawrinka.






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bobbyray21
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Anyone got any guesses for people outside the usual suspects who may make a run?


I'm a big fan of Kei, but his game doesn't translate well to grass.

Sleepers:
Tsonga, Berdych, Stan The man, Cilic, Haas

Super Sleeper:
Janowicz, Dimitrov






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bobbyray21
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2nd tier is the group of guys who have been pretty regular contenders deep into tournaments for a few years: Juan Martin del Potro, Tsonga, Berdych, Ferrer, Wawrinka.



Delpo isn't a good grass court player, and I have a better chance of going balls deep on Pippa Middleton without a rubber, and on national television, than David Ferrer does of winning Wimbledon.






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bobbyray21
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Delpo isn't a good grass court player, and I have a better chance of going balls deep on Pippa Middleton without a rubber, and on national television, than David Ferrer does of winning Wimbledon.


And, to be clear, I don't believe that the chances of me having televised, unprotected sex with Pippa Middleton are particularly good.






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Bunk Moreland
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Oh snap. Federer and Rafa are in the same quarter. Murray is in that half, with Tsonga in the Murray quarter. Novak's quarter is not necessarily easy with Haas and Berdych lurking. Ferrer's quarter is a joke. Milos has a real shot there.
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bobbyray21
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BR21 Analysis:

The Novak "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to" Djokovic Quadrant:

This is the toughest quadrant. Tommy Haas is dangerous and Novak could see him in the 4th round. Novak will likely get Berdych in the quarters, but even if Berdych gets taken out, Djokovic could potentially get Richard Gasquet, who will of course be fueled by massive massive amounts of cocaine, Bernard Tomic who is a strange kid, but his talent is undeniable, Kevin Anderson and his deformed face, or big Daniel Brands and his power game.

Or maybe he'll get taken out by Steve Johnson in the second round.

Psyche!


The David "hey, bobby, go over there and talk to Pippa...I hear she's easy" Ferrer Quadrant:

Ferrer lucked out to get Delpo in his quadrant. I love Delpo on hard courts, but he just doesn't move quite as well on grass. This quadrant definitely has the most parity. Is that just another way of saying it is the worst quadrant? Possibly.

But consider these players: Dolgopolov and his feminine facial features, Milos "man if I weren't so funny looking, people would compare me to Mark Phillippoussis" Raonic, promising American Denis Kudla, rising star Kei Nishikori, Grigor "don't call me Baby Fed...I bang way hotter bitches" Dimitrov.

Every single one of them could potentially come out of this quadrant, along with Delpo and Ferrer. Jesus tap dancing Christ, how many players did I just mention? This is a very interesting quadrant. Go ahead and try to fill in your bracket, and we'll see how many you miss.


The Roger "I am surely the most humble person of all time" Federer Quadrant:

Fedsmug finds himself in a fairly tough quadrant. I don't think he's coming out of it. He'll likely make it to the quarters, but then who does get there? Rafa, who at this point he simply can't beat and it wouldn't mattered if they played on a sheet of ice. Or perhaps his buddy Stan The Man, who I think he would lose to right now. Isner, Paire, and Hewitt are also possibilities...though I would certainly bet against them.


The Andy "did you guys know I won a grand slam" Murray Quadrant:

Murray should sleepwalk to the quarters. There, he'll either get Tsonga or Cilic -- though I'm still holding out hope it will be Gulbis -- and he'll beat either guy with an ease reminiscent of the ease with which any male with a working penis and enough money to buy a six pack of Natty Light can get balls deep into your whore ex-girlfriend.

So, after the seeing the draw, I'm still predicting Murray. Indeed, I am making this prediction with greater confidence today than I did two days ago.



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bobbyray21
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Request a sticky if you haven't already. They gave us one last year for Wimby.





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Roscoe
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Would love to see Isner take out Nadal in the round of 16.





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TulaneTigerFan
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So would I Roscoe, so would I





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