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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:31 pm

heppolo wrote:British men's tennis is on the rise: Kyle Edmund and Daniel Evans have both advanced to the third round.
Kyle only 21 too. Dan is only 26 and still has more time to improve.
It's great to see more depth in the men's game for Britain.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:00 pm

Novak got a second straight walkover victory)
In other news, Wozniacki finally is back into business, at least it seems so.
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:57 pm

heppolo wrote:Novak got a second straight walkover victory)
Very frustrated with this! Course I'm bias being an Andy Murray fan :lol:

Kyle Edmund 1-1 all with John Isner...
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Postby heppolo » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:26 am

Both Jo Konta and Kyle Edmund advanced to the fourth round and Kyle Edmund is up against Novak in the round of 16.
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:32 pm

heppolo wrote:Both Jo Konta and Kyle Edmund advanced to the fourth round and Kyle Edmund is up against Novak in the round of 16.
I think Edmund could give Novak a test here.
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Postby heppolo » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:22 am

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heppolo wrote:Both Jo Konta and Kyle Edmund advanced to the fourth round and Kyle Edmund is up against Novak in the round of 16.
I think Edmund could give Novak a test here.
Sadly, Kyle was very exhausted by the previous matches.
Kerber has beaten Kvitova and is now on the verge of being no.1 in the rankings.
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Postby Rihab » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:23 pm

If Serena doesn't reach the final or loses to Angie in the final, she'll lose her No.1 ranking.
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:48 pm

Great win for Murray last night! Looking like he produced close to his best tennis!
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Postby stevyy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:12 pm

Rihab wrote:If Serena doesn't reach the final or loses to Angie in the final, she'll lose her No.1 ranking.
I don't want to jump overboard with my enthusiasm, but Kerber has now reache the semi final at the USO. This season is almost unimaginable for a German girl. Kerber's 2016 season has been more successful than several of Graf's seasons, which has not happened in german tennis history with any other girl ever since Graf. U know someone having a season better than any of Graf's season between 1985-1999. Kerber has beaten Graf's seasons of 1997, 1998 and now also 1999 and 1985 and 1986.

Australian Open - WIN
French Open - R1
Wimbledon - Final
US Open - Semi-Final

had she performed only a little better at the French Open - 4th Round - she would have been #1 by now no matter if Serena wins the USO or not.

Kerber deserves the #1 so much. I'm not saying that Serena doesn't deserve to be still ranked #1, had Kerber won any of her major finals Cincinnati or Wimbledon or even Brisbane, she would have been #1 a long time ago. So many what ifs. But one thing's for sure, Serena and Kerber are the most dominant players of 2016 - by FAR!

Serena's GS season:
Australian Open - Final
French Open - Final
Wimbledon - WIN
US Open - QF (and still in the tournament)
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Postby MusicJunk90 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:02 am

stevyy wrote:
Rihab wrote:If Serena doesn't reach the final or loses to Angie in the final, she'll lose her No.1 ranking.
I don't want to jump overboard with my enthusiasm, but Kerber has now reache the semi final at the USO. This season is almost unimaginable for a German girl. Kerber's 2016 season has been more successful than several of Graf's seasons, which has not happened in german tennis history with any other girl ever since Graf. U know someone having a season better than any of Graf's season between 1985-1999. Kerber has beaten Graf's seasons of 1997, 1998 and now also 1999 and 1985 and 1986.

Australian Open - WIN
French Open - R1
Wimbledon - Final
US Open - Semi-Final

had she performed only a little better at the French Open - 4th Round - she would have been #1 by now no matter if Serena wins the USO or not.

Kerber deserves the #1 so much. I'm not saying that Serena doesn't deserve to be still ranked #1, had Kerber won any of her major finals Cincinnati or Wimbledon or even Brisbane, she would have been #1 a long time ago. So many what ifs. But one thing's for sure, Serena and Kerber are the most dominant players of 2016 - by FAR!

Serena's GS season:
Australian Open - Final
French Open - Final
Wimbledon - WIN
US Open - QF (and still in the tournament)
Shoulda, woulda, coulda's. Can't really say that because If you REALLY want to play the "if" game, then if Serena had actually not skipped so many tournaments she would comfortably be no. 1. Angie has played almost 20 tournaments this year. Serena has played 8. The fact Angie hasn't overtaken Serena yet despite playing more than double the amount of tournaments is a testament to Serena's dominance over the rest of the field when she does actually decide to play. Had she played anywhere near 20 tournaments she'd have a massive lead over no. 2.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:14 am

Novak gets another walkover :)
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Postby Westen » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:55 am

heppolo wrote:Novak gets another walkover :)
He would've won anyway :)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:56 am

Westen wrote:
heppolo wrote:Novak gets another walkover :)
He would've won anyway :)
Maybe, but at least he would have been a tiny bit more tired :)
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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:36 pm

Novak looked on course to win but it's been a strange run so far.
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Postby Westen » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:08 pm

Karma is a bitch :lol: 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:26 pm

It's exciting to see Wozniacki in the semifinals for the first time since 2014.
Andy needs his rest because he went all in for Wimbledon and Olympics and was just too tired to seriously make an impact in the U.S. Open.
I don't see either Wawrinka or Nishikori as threats on the way to another Novak's GS victory, let alone Monfils.
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Postby stevyy » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:43 am

#1 #1 #1, KERBER... 3rd GS Final in 2016. Unimaginable.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:52 am

So it's Wawrinka vs. Djokovic and no one has a shadow of doubt about the outcome
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Postby stevyy » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:04 pm

Kerber :o :o :o :o :o :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Postby heppolo » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:47 am

stevyy wrote:Kerber :o :o :o :o :o :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
She is going to reign supreme in 2017 I suppose.
Quite happy with Wozniacki coming back in form, semifinals is quite an achievement.
Happy with Juan Martin Del Potro reaching the QF as well.
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Postby Michiel » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:26 pm

Congratz to Kerber. Very much deserved. She has/had an amazing year. I'm still quite reserved on her dominating women's tennis from now on. She's quite 'old' in tennis terms and she wasn't always that consistent in the past. We'll see. Also the season after a best season has proven to be very tough for a lot of players. I always knew she was top 5 material though after she snatched Clijsters wig in Wimbledon. I think their style is quite similar too, very fast en defensive baseliners. Clijsters was a tad more agressive. In terms of career I also can see them having similar paths. Winning a few slams get the #1 spot but not quite reach the level of some other tennis legends. I'm very proud of her and I love to see her play. I hope she can keep this up and win the Masters too.
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Postby heppolo » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:38 am

Wawrinka is a pleasant surprise of the US Open.
Now he only has Wimbledon to complete his career GS.
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Postby shirley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:12 am

US Open 2016: Roll of Honour
Gentlemen's Singles: Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
Ladies Singles: Angelique Kerber (Germany)
Gentlemen's Doubles: Jamie Murray (Great Britain)/Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Ladies Doubles: Bethanie Mattek Sands (USA)/Lucie Safarova (Czech Repubic)
Mixed Doubles: Laura Siegemund (Germany)/Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Boys Singles: Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
Girls Singles: Kayla Day (USA)
Boys Doubles: Juan Carlos Aguilar (Bolivia)/Felipe Meligeni Alves (Brazil)
Girls Doubles: Jada Hart/Ena Shibahara (USA)
Gentlemen's Champions Doubles: Pat Cash/Mark Philippoussis (Australia)
Ladies Champions Doubles: Lindsay Davenport/Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
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Postby aaliyahman » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:49 pm

Congrats to Kerber!

Ironically out of the top ten Kerber has played 22 tournaments this year and Pliskova 24.

Serena has played 14 and Madison Keys 14.

Good luck defending those points Angie.
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Postby Westen » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:10 pm

Novak is one big fat catastrophe since RG, fail after fail. His attitude on and off the court is terrible, things that he is saying, i am so disappointed in him.

Murray doesn't deserve #1 tho, he only got this close because Novak is bad.
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