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    So, Wimbledon 2019 then. Letís start with the usual of the nominal R3 draws.

    Gentleman's Singles

    Novak Djokovic Srb [1] vs Dusan Lajovic Srb [32]
    Felix Auger-Aliassime Can [19] vs Gael Monfils Fra [16]
    Daniil Medvedev Rus [11] vs David Goffin Bel [21]
    Kyle Edmund GBr [30] vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Gre [7]

    Kevin Anderson RSA [4] vs Guido Pella Arg [26]
    Stan Wawrinka Sui [22] vs Milos Raonic Can [15]
    Karen Khachanov Rus [10] vs Roberto Bautista Agut Esp [23]
    Benoit Paire Fra [28] vs Alexander Zverev Ger [6]


    Dominic Thiem Aut [5] vs Laslo Djere Srb [31]
    Gilles Simon Fra [20] vs Fabio Fognini Ita [12]
    Marin Cilic Cro [13] vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Geo [18]
    Denis Shapovalov Can [29] vs Rafael Nadal Esp [3]

    Kei Nishikori Jpn [8] vs Alex de Minaur Aus [25]
    Jan-Lennard Struff Ger [33] vs John Isner USA [9]
    Matteo Berrettini Ita [17] vs Diego Schwartzman Arg [24]
    Lucas Pouille Fra [27] vs Roger Federer Sui [2]



    Ladies Singles

    Ashleigh Barty [1] vs Garbine Muguruza Esp [26]
    Donna Vekic Cro [22] vs Belinda Bencic Sui [13]
    Serena Williams USA [11] vs Julia Goerges Ger [18]
    Carla Suarez Navarro Esp [30] vs Angelique Kerber Ger [5]

    Kiki Bertens Ned [4] vs Lesia Tsurenko Ukr [32]
    Elise Mertens Bel [21] vs Wang Qiang Chn [15]
    Sloane Stephens USA [9] vs Johanna Konta GBr [19]
    Amanda Anisimova USA [25] vs Petra Kvitova Cze [6]


    Elina Svitolina Ukr [8] vs Maria Sakkari Gre [31]
    Petra Martic Cro [24] vs Anastasija Sevastova Lat [12]
    Marketa Vondrousova Cze [16] vs Anett Kontaveit Est [20]
    Hsieh Su-wei Tpe [28] vs Karolina Pliskkova Cze [3]

    Simona Halep Rou [7] vs Daria Kasatkina Rus [29]
    Madison Keys USA [17] vs Aryna Sabalenka Blr [10]
    Caroline Wozniacki Den [14] vs Caroline Garcia Fra [23]
    Sofia Kenin USA [27] vs Naomi Osaka Jpn [2]


    If you are wondering why there is a no.33 seed in the Men's, it's because Borna Coric withdrew after the draw had been made (the injury he picked up defending his Halle title was clearly a bad one), but obviously before play started given that the tournament is still over 36 hours away. What tournaments tend do in that position is, rather than putting a lucky loser in the seeded slot which will rather blow up a section of the draw, to up the highest ranked non-seed to a seeding and put them into the vacant spot. However, rather than re-numbering all the seeds from the withdraw player on down, that players seeding is simply scraped (if you look closely you won't find a #14 in the Men's draw). That is because if they did redo the seedings, then depending on where the numbers were rjigged from the new 4, 8, 12, 16 and 24 would be in the wrong places. It's therefore easier just to call Jan-Lennard Struff no.33 and proceed with that. The Lucky Loser goes into the spot that Struff was moved from.

  • Satchmo Distel
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    Originally posted by anton pulisov View Post
    Apparently Federer made 14 more points than Djokovic
    He has to convert that to form in tie-breaks; if he'd won a greater proportion of them v Nadal and Novak over the years then he'd be GOAT for certain.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 15-07-2019, 15:55.

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  • Logan Mountstuart
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    Is Halep back in Romania yet? I'd really like to see some images of her homecoming.

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  • gintsr
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    Shame, shame, shame, you fucking bastard rule changers. Yeah, I know Djok could win anyway but it would be fair then.

    Wimbledon is most prestigious tournament at least if you're from ex-USSR - there were not much tennis at TV and green grass, all white dresses, serve and volley, it's what tennis should be not backline running to eternity, save it for RG.

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  • anton pulisov
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    Apparently Federer made 14 more points than Djokovic

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  • Janik
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    Yeah, I think both were something like their best. Somewhere between 90-95%. It's not as well as either can play, but it was pretty good and at a higher level than anything else in the Men's tournament baring the Federer-Nadal Semi (which was the best match in terms of quality).

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  • KGR
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    On reflection, was either player at anything like their best today? On the other hand, does it matter when we had such a dramatic and tense final hour?

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  • tee rex
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    I think it was live. But I was flicking between the 2 until about 46-47 overs, then stuck with the cricket. By then I was in no state to think about anything else at all.

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  • Janik
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    Originally posted by tee rex View Post
    I had to abandon this for the cricket tie-break. Like London buses ...
    Was the Tennis being shown on delay in NZ? Because I watched this to the end and still changed channel well in time for the start of the cricket breaker.

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  • Rogin the Armchair fan
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    Originally posted by Rogin the Armchair fan View Post
    Isner rule breaker in the final set at the first time of asking?
    Well there we go. Believe it or not, with two overs to go in the cricket, I predicted the super-over, as well. Today just seemed a day destined for extraordinary and unprecedented drama.

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  • tee rex
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    I had to abandon this for the cricket tie-break. Like London buses ...

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  • anton pulisov
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    Really? Never knew that.

    Maybe it is a good idea: to rotate the surfaces sometimes.

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  • Southport Zeb
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    The Australian Open was played on grass until 1987.
    The US Open was played on grass until 1974, then clay for three years, before finally switching to hard courts in 1978.

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  • anton pulisov
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    I always found it a bit odd that the surfaces aren't equally distributed across the majors. Two hard-court, one grass, one gravel.

    Imagine if it was two gravel. Rafa would have 28 majors or something. Or two grass. How many would Sampras and Federer have then?

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  • Sporting
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    Yep

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  • anton pulisov
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    Rafa is going to win at least two more French Opens, isn't he?

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Novak and Nadal are slightly better than Federer in extremely tense tie-breaks
    and that is what split the players today.

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  • Janik
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    Federer was the better player for four sets. He was about par in the fifth (and sixth). He served for the match and led 40-15. About the only place Djokovic had him was in the stress of tie-breaks. And that was enough! The toughest cookie in the jar.

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  • Janik
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    Replayed point in the first. Converted by Nole.

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  • Janik
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    Screamer down the line. 6-3. 3 mps to Nole.

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  • Janik
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    One-two punch. 5-3 Djoker.

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  • Janik
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    Kick second serve works. 4-3.

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  • Janik
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    4-2 at the change of ends after a rally where Federer put one plumb on the baseline. Puff of chalk and everything.

    Next point is huge for a Federer. He must hold his serve...

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  • Janik
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    4-1 to Djokovic in this super over.

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  • Janik
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    Originally posted by Sporting View Post
    Cricket and tennis finishing more or less at the same time!
    In equally dramatic fashion it seems.

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