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    Gauff with an incredible comeback today!! Down a set and 5-2, she fought off two match points, won the second set 7-6 and the third 7-5!! The atmosphere was incredible on Centre Court...after the match a few Wimbledon employees ran to get pictures and autographs from Coco...Chris Evert said this was the first time she has ever seen that.

    She now has a very tall task with Halep in front of her, but if she can somehow win that, the quarterfinal match will be against an unseeded player.

    Let's hope Gauff's career is more Sloane Stephens or better and less Melanie Oudin.

    Go Gauff!!


  2. #77

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    Riske with a huge upset over Barty, and now we get an All-American quarterfinal with Riskey and Serena. It's hard to believe those two have never faced each other.

    Go USA!!

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    Gauff with a quick exit at the hands of Halep, which is a formidable foe. It will be interesting the path Gauff takes, and hopefully expectations are realistic. She'll get wildcards in the U.S. hard court circuit as well as the US Open. If she flames out in a few first rounds (which is likely) I hope she's treated fairly by the media and fans. With where her ranking is (and obviously it will jump significantly after Wimbledon) she'll still have to play smaller tournaments. Expecting her to be a consistent threat at Majors is not realistic, yet.

    Go Coco!!

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    Yeah, I don't want Gauff to get the Melanie Oudin treatment...that ended in disaster.

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    ESPN: Federer-Nadal looms as Big 3 strut into semis

    Hard to believe, perhaps, but when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet in the Wimbledon semifinals, it'll be their first matchup at the All England Club since their memorable 2008 final.

    Federer and Nadal set up their 40th career showdown by each overcoming a tough opening set in the quarterfinals Wednesday before moving on.

    The No. 2-seeded Federer, with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori, won his 100th match win at the All England Club, becoming the first man to reach that total at any Grand Slam tournament.

    Not long after that ended on Centre Court, the No. 3-seeded Nadal finished off unseeded Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 at Court No. 1.

    "Obviously, I know people always hype it up," Federer said of his rivalry with Nadal.

    Well, why shouldn't they? These are, after all, two of the greatest players in history, winners of more Grand Slam titles than any other men who have played tennis. Of Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles, a record eight came at Wimbledon. Of Nadal's 18 major trophies, 12 came at the French Open, where he routed Federer in the semifinals last month.

    That gave Nadal a 24-15 career edge head-to-head, including 10-3 at the Slams.

    This is their fourth matchup at Wimbledon -- and first that won't come in the final. Federer beat Nadal for the 2006 and 2007 titles, but Nadal won the championship 11 years ago in a 9-7 fifth set as dusk descended after a match that lasted 4 hours, 48 minutes -- a men's final record.

    "Well, we have a lot of information on Rafa, and so does he about us," Federer said. "So you can either dive into tactics and all that stuff like mad for two days -- or you're just going to say: 'You know what? It's grass-court tennis and I'm going to come out there and play attacking tennis.' And if he can defend that, that's too good. And if he can't, well, then, that's good for me."

    https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...-3-strut-semis

    Go Fed!!

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    Halep and Serena with dominating semifinal wins, setting up a big Wimbledon finale. Let's hope Serena gets off to a good start.

    Go Serena!!

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    Federer with a fantastic match today and a HUGE win over Rafa!!!

    Outside of an outlier second set, Fed's serve was dialed in. What a big win.

    On to Novak.

    Go Fed!!

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    Lotsa love in tennis!
    ~ Wright about Life - Having fun with words since 1989 ~

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    Rather shocking win by Halep...she really took it to Serena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplarson7 View Post
    Rather shocking win by Halep...she really took it to Serena.
    Good for her. She is a really fun player to watch.
    Aloha Mr. Hand

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    Federer is gettin plenty of chances, just can't get out of his own way.
    Who hates iowa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    Federer is gettin plenty of chances, just can't get out of his own way.
    It was his for the taking.
    Aloha Mr. Hand

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    An absolutely epic finale yesterday, and one of those that many non-tennis fans were tuned in for. As a big Federer fan I am very disappointed, and never did I expect him to blow two match points on his own racket. This will be a very tough one for him to move on from. But congrats to Novak, he's an incredible player.

    When all is said and done, there is a strong likelihood that Federer will have the third most Grand Slam victories in his own era. That's crazy to think about.

    Career Grand Slam titles: Federer, age 37 (20), Rafael Nadal, age 33 (18), Djokovic, age 32 (16).

    Go Federer!!

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    I do think Djokovic is going to overtake Nadal in total slams...better player on hard and grass, and he can push Nadal at the French so wouldn't be surprised to see Djokovic snag another one there.

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