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Wimbledon - day 11

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Hello, welcome to men's semi-finals day. Federer v Safin followed by Schuettler v Nadal. Can anyone see anything but a Fedal final? Can 14-year-old Laura Robson continue her glorious march to girls' singles glory? Will Bates and Jarryd's domination of the Gentlemen's Senior Invitation Doubles ever end?

These and other questions will be answered here:
news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/ten...

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posted Jul 4, 2008

No doubt, Nadal will win the Final in straight sets. If he not win this year, it won't be never.
Sorry about Feder, he's getting older. Two many defeats against Nadal.

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posted Jul 4, 2008

Why don't we get live text commentary of Murray and Huber?

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comment by G_K___ (U1677408)

posted Jul 4, 2008

"Looking forward to a great final. Thank goodness neither of them affects a baseball cap worn backwards..."

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Thank goodness neither of them affects a freakin Richard Dawkins mode of address either. <laugh>

MON GASQUET!

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posted Jul 4, 2008

why is it that fed all graceful and gentlemanly and his girlfriend/wife is always sat there chewing gum like a cow chews grass?

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posted Jul 4, 2008

huber/murray match 3-2 to huber / murray they have broken.

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posted Jul 4, 2008

Commentators are so fickle! Brad Gilbert has been going GAGA over Nadal which is fine BUT when he played below his best in that second set today Brad said something like he has never seen Rafa play so defensive/badly...along those lines, although he did not say people could sense that he was wavering a little in his gung-ho predcition about Nadal's win on Sunday!

Foe media, NAdal winning is GREAT story, Fed winning Wimby is just a staus-quo and lest face it us humans like a change afater a while!
Not that I give Nadal any chance on Sunday BUT some of the predictions from pundits like Gilbers (Nadal a huge fav on Sunday) is laughable! But he works for ESPN and media laps this kind of this up...I guess he just doing his job though.. :)

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comment by Arsh (U6630459)

posted Jul 4, 2008

Federer is the best I've seen, and I remember watching Laver, but Nadal could take tennis to new heights at this rate. Not beautiful but phenomenal. In terms of all-time greats he hasn't won enough slams to be at the top. And he needs to win Wimbledon or the US to be considered great. Of course, you can't compare like for like because rackets and balls have changed but I'd go with:
Federer
Sampras
Borg
Laver
McEnroe
Agassi
Connors
Lendl
Wilander
Becker/Edberg

Lendl competed in 19 slam finals, more than anyone else. Only he, Agassi, Edberg and Federer in the modern era have reached the final of all 4 slams. That shows how good he was, and how brilliant Federer is.

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comment by G_K___ (U1677408)

posted Jul 4, 2008

Interesting list AshleyJ -

Tough call to make a list of the "Greatest", because there's obviously a number of different ways you can interpret that.

Greatest player consistently over entire career? (in which case Pancho Gonzales must surely be in with a shout)

Or greatest list of achievements? (in which case Sampras ranks very highly, despite arguably not having that great an all-round game)

Or greatest player At Their Peak (e.g. "If a peak Federer met a peak Laver etc) - in which case McEnroe is probably the all-time number one...

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posted Jul 4, 2008

Lets not even mention Nadal in the conversation of the GOAT! No disrespect, he is far from that yet! He might get there when few years time..

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comment by Magpie (U10992222)

posted Jul 5, 2008

Should be a great day for British tennis! This Laura Robson will not only win the juniors, but she'll win it 3 or 4 times. And traditionally the juniors winner gets a wildcard to the main event - imagine that!

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