Federer Receives Favorable Draw at Wimbledon, But…

[1]Djokovic v Golubev
Stepanek v Cuevas
Kravchuk v Simon
Haase v [31]Pospisil
[17]Youzhny v Ward
Wang v Gonzalez
Klahn v Querrey
Melzer v [14]Tsonga
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[12]Gulbis v Zopp
Stakhovsky v Berlocq
Chardy v Cox
Matosevic v [18]Verdasco
[26]Cilic v Mathieu
Haider-Maurer v Edmund
Tomic v Donskoy
Hanescu v [6]Berdych
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[3]Murray v Goffin
Andujar v Rola
Kamke v Hernych
Johnson v [27]Bautista-Agut
[20]Anderson v Bedene
Volandri v Roger-Vasselin
Gabashvili v Puetz
Kuznetsov v [16]Fognini
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[11]Dimitrov v Harrison
Saville v Thiem
Young v Becker
Groth v [21]Dolgopolov
[25]Seppi v Mayer
Brown v Baghdatis
An.Kuznetsov v Evans
Carreno-Busta v [7]Ferrer
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[5]Wawrinka v Sousa
Lu v Nedovyesov
Russell v Reister
Istomin v [32]Tursunov
[19]Lopez v Sugita
Falla v Pavic
Nieminen v Delbonis
Smethurst v [9]Isner
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[15]Janowicz v Devvarman
Hewitt v Przysiezny
Riba v Mannarino
Lacko v [23]Robredo
[30]Granollers v Mahut
Gimeno-Traver v Giraldo
Muller v Benneteau
Lorenzi v [4]Federer
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[8]Raonic v Ebden
Herbert v Sock
Kubot v Struff
Lajovic v [29]Garcia-Lopez
[22]Kohlschreiber v Sijsling
Ito v Bolelli
Ilhan v Kudla
De Schepper v [10]Nishikori
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[13]Gasquet v Duckworth
Kyrgios v Robert
Vesely v Estrella Burgos
Jaziri v [24]Monfils
[29]Karlovic v Dancevic
Sela v Kukushkin
Paire v Rosol
Klizan v [2]Nadal

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Hi guys! It’s been a quiet week on the Federer front but the Wimbledon draw is out and it’s almost time for the big one. I am very much looking forward to the Championships and I hope to blog regularly and keep you up to date with Roger’s progress in the next two weeks or so. This is, of course, a big deal for Roger because it may be his last chance to win a slam. You would be foolish to completely write off Roger’s chances to win a slam after Wimbledon, but there is the age factor and winning slams in your thirties is historically a tall order. Roger has already defied the odds once in 2012 but it’s two years later and father time waits for no one. Not even for the mythical Roger Federer. Looking at his draw this might just be his year once again, but Nadal is lurking in Roger’s half and we know what a danger he poses to the great man.

The big question is whether Nadal can make it past the first week when the grass is still fresh and playing fast. Once Nadal gets through the first week of Wimbledon he becomes extremely hard to stop. And you better believe Nadal is more determined to succeed at Wimbledon than ever before. The last two years he lost before the third round, and that will not sit well with the nine-time French Open champion. The thing with Nadal is that when he sets his mind to achieve something he is very hard to deny. That said, there are many reasons to believe that he won’t pass the first week this year. Time is also catching up with Nadal and I think his French Open campaign took a lot out of him, unlike previous years where he was assured of the title and could then set his sights on Wimbledon.

Going for gold with the outfit again…

In the last few years, Djokovic have started to really threaten Nadal in Paris and I think that has taken its toll on his chances at Wimbledon. Then there is the factor that Nadal fluctuates in form from year to year, and even though he just won the French Open(which is almost a lock for him every year) I still don’t believe this is his year. I am surprised that he even won the French Open. And then there is the recent loss to Brown in Halle where he got thoroughly outplayed by a journeyman. I am hesitant to make any predictions after I got the French Open wrong, but if I had to make one I would definitely say that Nadal will not make it past the first week. But if he does then look out. He will probably go all the way. But I don’t see it. If I have to predict the finalist from the bottom half I would rather say Roger.

His draw is generous with no one that should really bother him until the quarter finals. When I say that I assume he is going to play at a good level. If he has a bad day it is not impossible that he could lose early too. But his preparation has been good and I expect him to play at a good level. In the quarters, he could play Isner, Wawrinka, or Lopez. They are all potentially dangerous players but not a difficult draw for Roger in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Then the big question is who Roger will face in the semis if he gets that far. If it’s Nadal it’s a problem. If Nadal gets that far he would be the favorite against Roger. It’s as simple as that. But I’m hoping it won’t be Nadal but rather Nishikori or Raonic. The bottom quarter is quite an interesting quarter because even though Nadal is by far the best player there, he could get upset and then there really isn’t a clear favorite to make semis.

The volleys will be key if he is to lift #18

Nadal plays Klizan in the first round who took a set off him at the 2013 French Open, so there is already a possible danger. Then he can play Rosol again who he lost to in the second round last year, but you bet this time he would be very determined to turn that result around. Nadal never gets upset by the same player twice, so I think there is little hope for Rosol if he plays Nadal in the second round. Then there is a possible danger for Nadal in the third round if he plays Karlovic, but if he gets through that he is basically unstoppable already. Even if he gets to the third round he will already have gained confidence and will be hard to stop. In fact, I’m not sure Nadal can be stopped at all. We will just have to see how things play out. Not only do I not want to make a prediction again, but it is very hard to do so.

Elsewhere in the draw I’m kind of happy Dimitrov is not in Roger’s half as I was a fearing a change of the guard type situation like there was in 2001 when Roger beat Sampras. Dimitrov’s draw looks pretty good and I can see him making quarters where he could play Murray. Then in the top quarter it will be interesting to see how Djokovic bounces back after having been denied the French Open title yet again. Looks like he might play Tsonga for a place in the quarters and then Gulbis or Berdych. It’s not impossible that we could have the top four contesting the semis again. If that happens then it’s hard to decide on a favorite. This year’s Wimbledon is very open in general. But I’d like to think the stars will align for Roger once again this year and that Nadal will suffer another early exit.

Good luck champ!

 

Posted in Grand Slams, Wimbledon.

49 Comments

  1. Ru-an,

    I concur with your comments. I agree that Nadal can either lose early or go very-very far. I’d like to trust Roger and hope that he can beat him at Wimbledon of all places, if they happen to meet. But you never know. I don’t want to get my hopes up by the “DECOY” loss from Brown but will see. I just hope that Roger doesn’t freeze again if it so happens that Nadal does manage to get to the Semis..

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Hi Vily, I wouldn’t be too excited about Roger’s chances if he play Nadal in the semis. Just my opinion of course.

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  2. Great post Ruan.
    One thing I like about Wimbledon is that this is the one place Roger puts up a fight if he has to. It’s not like the French where he gives up and starts looking forward to the end of the match as soon as the going gets tough. In a way that’s why SW19 is my favorite slam.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Chimya. Agree that Wimbledon brings out the most passion in Roger of all the tournaments.

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  3. Here’s an interesting article title: “Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Welcome to the last Wimbledon of the Golden Age” – and I have a feeling he may be right about that, or nearly right.

    Here’s a link in case anyone is interested: http://www.oregonlive.com/the-spin-of-the-ball/index.ssf/2014/06/roger_federer_and_rafael_nadal_3.html

    The writer, Douglas Perry (Who is he? I don’t know) is actually giving the edge to Roger if he and Nadal clash at Wimbledon this year. I think that is very cool, especially since he doesn’t even know that Eric, who is about to win his own personal slam, is linked via synchronicity with Roger for the next couple of weeks. :-)

    And although I don’t think anyone would be more excited than I would to see Roger beat Nadal at a major (I would so love to see that!), I do know who Ruan is. And based on Ruan’s assessment, I wouldn’t complain if the two didn’t meet – this time.

    All in all, this tournament looks like it’s shaping up to be – possibly – Roger’s best remaining chance to win another major. But it won’t be his last chance!

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    Fran Reply:

    Thanks for posting the link to the article. Interesting. I’m with you- I would love to see Roger beat Nadal in a grand slam.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Any Fedfan would. The question is whether he can. The last time he did it was 7 years ago.

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    Joe Reply:

    Irrefutably put as usual Ruan!

    I think I would laugh, cry, and probably pee on myself too – all at the same time – if Roger beat Nadal at a major. So, naturally, I would hope I’m not watching in some public place like a sports bar if that ever happens…

    But I would still rather see him win another major!

    On another (very random) note, does everyone know that each year in which Roger has won Dubai, (let’s say, 2014, for example) he’s gone on to win Wimbledon that year too?

    http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2014-03-03/15012.php

    Of course, facts like this mean nothing, no more than the fact that several big names have picked Roger to win it this year; I’m sending just because I’m nervous about this Wimbledon.

    Roger has a good draw but there’s no such thing as an easy draw, and there’s plenty of danger from up-and-coming players as well as the usual guys. Borg once said quite rightly that the only kind of talking about these matches that matters is done with a tennis racquet.

    So Roger, please let your racquet sing this time!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Ha right Joe, agree that Eric is linked via synchronicity with Fed to win his own slam. I doubt Fedal will play in the semis but if they do it wouldn’t hurt Roger’s chances if it rains and the roof closes. Then he might actually have a chance.

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    Eric Reply:

    You guys are absolutely the best. I am so exhausted, I actually got teary eyed when I just read that. Thank you. Yes, if there is any slam court Roger can take down Nadal on, it’s Wimbledon Centre Court. I believe he’s finally starting a tournament playing at a high enough level that he can ramp up to championship level. The serve is perfect. He’s healthy, moving well, and moving forward. Just won a tournament on this, his favorite surface. If it’s gonna happen again, this is the one. Allez, allez!!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Agreed Eric and well said. Got a fairly good feeling about this one.

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  4. I am very skeptical about Nadal’s performance anc chances at Wimbledon this year.

    It is not the unstoppable Nadal from 2008 who could beat/grind out everyone no matter how good they played.(Remember OL 2008 against a Djokovic who arguably was better than the 2011 version, due to Nadal’s inhuman strenght and endurance even the most insane shots from Djokovic could be returned), and Federer who was arguably in his best shape on grass (could be argued with his shape in 2009 against an almost perfect playing Roddick).

    The fact that Djokovic was so successful in 2011 was all due to Nadal and Federer slumping, had their level remained at 2007-2010 range, Novak wouldn’t have seen a Grand Slam, let alone contended for a Calender Year Golden Slam.

    And this brings me to the next point. Nadal is a former shadow of himself outside of the French Open, and he would have to be extremely fit or lucky to get to the final of Wimbledon. He is not the monster he was in 2006-2008.

    Federer can do this, he has the game, mentality for this surface, if anyone can do it he can.

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  5. Hi Ru-an, hope things have settled down a bit. I’m with Veronica in thinking the Samson factor will prove decisive for Federer. Long live long hair!

    More seriously, I think he has a really good chance the way he’s been playing. The assuredness he showed in the semis and final in Halle were encouraging signs. Those were not easy opponents, but he handled them in straights and despite not always dominating, was able to raise his game at the decisive moments. Playing doubles no doubt helped sharpen his volleying.

    The good thing is that grass is not very taxing physically. Especially when Federer’s moving well. His serve’s more effective and he can shorten the points a lot more by coming to net. His slice stays low and bites into the surface, so he can do more with it, and he doesn’t need to do as much running on defense. He doesn’t need to generate as much topspin as on clay, nor are the balls as high-bouncing so the rallies aren’t nearly as physical. Even if he plays a five-set marathon against Raonic, say, it’ll mostly be big serves and one-two punches for three hours. He can recover quickly from that.

    Remember when he won in 2012 he had really tough matches against Benneteau and Malisse, and got some kind of back issues. But then he dismantled Youzhny in the quarters and after that, he played fantastic.

    Agree that if Nadal makes it to the semis he’ll be very hard to stop. Federer could do it, but he’d have to play better than he did in 2012 and that’s a big ask. The roof might help a bit; the humidity in the air makes the grass slicker and a bit more like an old-fashioned grass court, and of course Federer plays so well indoors. But the semis is a long way off.

    Even if Federer doesn’t win this one, I don’t think it’s his last chance. He will have a shot to win at any of the majors, although obviously Wimbledon favors him most. But it would be very sweet if he could capture this title.

    C’mon Roger!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Steve. The long hair factor can’t be underestimated. Agree that his form in Halle bodes well for his chances at Wimby. Even the first match vs Sousa was good the way he came back after Sousa played out of his mind in the first set. I think he is as ready for this as he could be. He also seems more relaxed in his interviews and more comfortable in his skin. I don’t think Nadal will feature at Wimby this year but I got it wrong that he won’t win the FO so I have to be less pessimistic about his chances of only for the sake of consistency. The roof is also a factor that I forgot about that could play a role. Certainly it seemed to have helped Roger in 2012. He is after all the greatest indoor player ever.

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    elizabeth Reply:

    Hi folks, glad the long hair factor is catching on! Hope our man does well, and that if he gets that far doesn’t meet Hewitt former champion who plays like his life depended upon it so Ru-an I’ve just got to say it ‘C’mon Roger’ !!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    We are all saying it, but with a little more heart ‘C’MON ROGER!!!!!!!!’ Haha.

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    elizabeth Reply:

    Was just waiting for the main man to say it properly..haha!!

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  6. Long post probably ahead because I have quite a lot to talk about.

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    Firstly, about the GOAT argument. I do not intend to offend anyone, but FedFans who say things like ‘I hope Djokovic beats Federer in the semi because he has a greater chance of stopping Nadal’ are not real fans in my opinion. You should always hope for your favourite player to win. Think about it. In the current situation, if Federer were to play a match against Nadal, the worst thing that could happen would be that Nadal would win and would win a 15th slam. The best case scenario is Federer winning the slam to bring his total to 18. If Nadal plays someone else in the latter stages (semi or final) of a slam, the best case scenario is Nadal losing to stay on 14. But that still doesn’t put Roger on 18. So I would much rather see Roger in a slam final, because he would have a chance. That brings me to my next pet hate. People who say Federer has ZERO chance of winning an event/match. There is no match, in my opinion (even against Nadal on clay) where Roger would have less than a 5-10% chance of winning. To say otherwise is just disrespectful to one of the greatest players ever (this holds for any other great player also).

    If Nadal and Federer play at Wimbledon, would Rafa be the favourite? Of course he would. Would he absolutely destroy Roger? Almost certainly not. Would Roger win a set? Probably. Would he have a decent chance of winning? Definitely, and as long as Roger has a chance, ALLEZ LE SUISSE!
    KOMM JETZT!
    COME ON!

    PS: Note for Ru-an: I really hope you don’t quit blogging, regardless of the Wimbledon result. I have only read this blog for a few months, but to abandon the community here would be a shame. This blog seems to have become a great place where we can talk about Roger and not be ridiculed, flamed or trolled for it. I’ll use a tennis analogy for you. If you are down two sets to love in a tennis match, do you collect your cheque and go home? Wait until the next tournament for another opportunity? Or do you calm down, think ‘I still have a chance of winning this’ and at least go down with a fight?

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I like your blunt way of saying things Charlie, even though I don’t necessarily agree. I don’t think anyone here are saying Roger has ZERO chance of beating Nadal should they meet in the semis, but the chances would be very slim indeed unless perhaps the roof is closed. When I said ‘only one outcome’ I didn’t mean to sound as though Roger would have no chance whatsoever, but it would be very slim. Even you said Roger would have a 20% chance, which is pretty damn slim. As far as hoping Djokovic beating Nadal in the semis, n your last comment you say the ship has sailed a long time ago for Roger to beat Nadal at the FO. This means if Roger beat Djokovic and played Nadal in the final he would lose 100% certain. So you would rather see Roger lose to Nadal again than Djokovic possibly beating Nadal? Not me. And no I’m not gonna quit blogging, thanks to some generous people who have made donations. But that is not the only reason I am going to continue of course. I still love blogging and enjoy it, and I think Roger can well win this Wimbledon.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Also I should add here that I’m not the fanatical type of Fedfan. I am his fan but he is not the only player I support or like. I like Djokovic too and I think he deserved beating Nadal in the final after coming so close the year before, much closer than Roger ever came.

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    veronica Reply:

    Giving the draws a second look, I’m thinking different thoughts now. Djoker’s got a particularly tough draw. A lot of seasoned players there. It is tough enough getting to semis for him. Nadal, if we look closely actually has an easy draw as far as quality players are concerned. The good players are mostly in Djoker’s quarter. Rosol is very unlikely to repeat. Ivo over 5 sets? I wouldn’t bet on him. He is mostly a serve machine, not much game. So the “burden” of hitting the beast off looks like falling on the sole shoulders of Klizan. Nadal will be extra careful not to repeat his last two disasters. Injuries aside, Nadal will most likely get through 1st round. So if Klizan, Rosol and Ivo can’t get him, who’s left? Raonic? I wouldn’t bet on him to make the meeting. Nishikori? Too fragile and not on grass anyway. I think Nadal now looms rather large in Roger’s mirror. So, while I would echo what everyone is saying with heart, “C’mon Roger!”, I must say with an even bigger heart, “C’MON KLIZAN”!!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Yeah I won’t bet on Nadal losing early again, and of course once he gets going he is unstoppable. It may fall to Roger to take him out himself, in which case we better hope the roof is closed.

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  7. I appreciate your bluntness as well Ru-an, I think people now are too easily offended and do not stand up for themselves as much as they should.

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  8. Also, as far as your point about you would rather see Djokovic play a French Open final vs Nadal. I disagree, because I would rather see Roger in another slam final, because any finals he reaches at this age heck even a semi boosts his legacy. Look at Connors and his run to the 1991 US Open semifinals. Nobody remembers that he lost in straight sets to Courier do they? These sorts of achievements are what tennis experts will talk about in 10,20,50 years time. Achievements against adversity, when low down in the rankings or well past prime years.

    PS: Sorry if any parts of my last couple of comments were offensive to anyone, I was merely stating what I think.

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    Eric Reply:

    I remember, in fact I was there in the audience for both of those matches. The best of times and the worst, what an amazing Open that was. I had a very very lucky tennis childhood growing up in Queens NY.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Ha that’s awesome Eric.

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  9. I happen to be more like you in the regard that I choose to always root for Roger to win. However to say that someone who thinks differently about it, maybe even more strategically on Rogers behalf, is not a “real fan” is just childish in my opinion. Everyone here is a fan. And like Ru-an I too am a fan of Novaks and am becoming a fan of Dimitrovs. Roger is my favorite for many years and for many reasons.

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    elizabeth Reply:

    There is so much to agree with in all these posts. I read an interview when
    Roger was asked how to describe his last ten years on tour he said…’it’s been a wonderful ride’…never would I have thought he would have described it so, but when you think that is exactly what it has been, and we fans are so lucky to have enjoyed the highs and lamented on the lows. We would all like Roger to finish on a high but if he doesn’t I don’t think that will make any difference he’ll always be known as great. But we don’t want him to finish just yet!!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Right Elizabeth he will great regardless. Winning another slam would just be a nice bonus.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    True Eric saying someone here is not a fan would be absurd. I wanted Djokovic to win if he met Roger in the semis and if I am not a fan then no one is. That said, I understand where Charlie is coming from too. Making the final is better than making the semis, even if you keep losing to the same player and he owns you.

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    veronica Reply:

    I think sometimes we take comments too literally/legalistically. A lot of times, a word is used as an emphasis or to create an effect rather than meant as an absolute; eg Ru-an saying there can be only one outcome in Fedal or that Roger has zero chance. It simply emphasizes the very unlikely chance of Roger beating Nadal. Moreover, saying there can be only one outcome in Fedal is just being realistic (bad matchup, poor h2h, mental block) and has little to do with negativity or disrespect for Roger. Also there are some comments which are meant to be tongue in cheek and not to be taken as is/face value. If we don’t recognise it as such, we will be too easily on the defensive all day long. Do anyone read Pete Bodo? Quite often, some of his readers just don’t get Pete’s writing and passionately calls him out as a Fed hater. Don’t they get it that Pete is tongue in cheek personified and a great admirer of Roger?! Anyway, on with the games!! C’mon Roger and Klizan!!

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    Eric Reply:

    Well, I for one am guilty as charged, and not just here. It’s a bit of an annoying pet peeve of mine. I think people are often too casual about their language and I feel compelled to hold them to task for the words they choose. Veronica I’ll count on you to let me know if I’m being a dick about it. :-) Oh yeah and… ALLEZ, ALLEZ, ALLEZ!!!!!!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Haha no Eric you are not being a dick. I don’t think so anyway.

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    veronica Reply:

    No one has made it to d___ status here, Eric!(I’m not saying the word!) And you certainly wouldn’t be the first one!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Lol!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Agree about being realistic Veronica. I’d love to see Roger beating Nadal in a slam again but the chances are very slim indeed. I don’t understand how some Fedfans can be so sure Roger can beat Nadal in a slam again. The only way Roger has an outside chance of beating Nadal at Wimbledon is if the roof is closed.

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    Eric Reply:

    Here’s a tough one for you. Is it more realistic to think roger will beat Rafa in the semis OR that Rafa will get knocked out before he can get there? Pretty slim either way but I would say more realustic that a Roger beats him. Grrrr pretty tough when you think of it in those terms huh?

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I would say it’s more likely that Nadal will get knocked out before the semis. Interesting scenario whichever way you look at it. Roger is extremely motivated to prove himself after Nadal won a 9th FO and is catching up fast to his slam count. Nadal is just as desperate to end his early round losing streak at Wimbledon. Maybe the most likely scenario is that Nadal will win his first two round but lose to Karlovic? Very interesting.

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    Veronica Reply:

    Hmm..If I deduce the 2 scenarios, I think it is more realistic Nadal being knocked out rather than Roger beating him. Nadal owns Roger, it is unrealistic to think otherwise. On the other hand, it is also not really realistic that Nadal would get knocked out early solely based on two loses during which Nadal claimed he wasn’t healthy. But still, it is more realistic to expect him to be knocked out because there is still chances of it happening again this year. But Roger beating Nadal is proven too often not to be the case so it becomes less realistic. But who cares about being realistic these two weeks?! I’m going to be blind and deaf to all evidence and history and just enjoy the game. Everything is reset. It all starts at zero. I will judge Roger based on the here and now. He better bring it on! Let the games begin!

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  10. Greetings, Ru-an! Wimbledon is about to get under way, two weeks of glorious tennis, excitement in the air. Am looking forward to your blogs, Ru-an, and to read comments from all Fedfans that come here.

    Dolores also says, with lot of heart in it….C’mon, Roger!

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  11. ok, this is too confusing; My first comment is not meant to be a reply comment but my second one is a reply comment. Sorry, Ru-an, guys, must be Wimby nerves!!

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  12. Hey guys, I know Roger will win Wimby 2014. No, it is not a prediction. I repeat, not a prediction :-) Just my sincere hope, undying faith and infinite believe in Roger that he will pull it off and win Wimby. And…. if he gives it his all and unfortunately loses…. no worries…… Wimby and Roger are not going anywhere, they will still be there next year :-) Go Roger. Believing in you, no matter what :-)

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  13. Ok starting with some bad news the. Either my imagination is playing tricks on me or the grass is quite slow this year at Wimby. :-( Anybody else think the same?

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    Veronica Reply:

    Does look slow to me. Anybody thinks otherwise here? Ru-an? Good weather forecasted doesn’t help either.

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  14. Why bother having the rest of the matches at all then? Why not just hand him the trophy now?

    No one predicted Stan or Rosol would beat him. The point is: we just don’t know what’s going to happen. One match at a time. It’s not the French Open; he hasn’t won Wimbledon nine times for a reason.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    ‘Why bother having the rest of the matches at all then? Why not just hand him the trophy now?’

    Maybe not a bad idea. Then we don’t have to sit through the torture of watching him winning another slam.

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  15. Anyway, my intent was not to start an argument, I stand by my opinion but of course everyone else is entitled to theirs. Lets sit back and enjoy the tennis, whoever wins.

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