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07-04-2010, 03:29 PM
Let's focus on what's important here.

Bepa's new coach is SMOKIN' (http://i47.tinypic.com/ery9oo.jpg):smokin: (Probably NSFW)

His name is Sergey and he used to be a tennis pro/Abercrombie model.

With coaches like him who needs titles? :lol:

07-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Bloody dull final so far...

At least it won't be long (hopefully) ;)

Aaron W
07-04-2010, 03:41 PM
PML. John McEnroe is wishing Berdych was wearing short shorts so that he could check out his muscular legs more easily. :rofl:

07-04-2010, 03:44 PM
Berdych had been playing so well the whole second set to choke so badly when he served to stay in the set. :(

07-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Congrats Rafa!! :cheer2:

07-04-2010, 04:33 PM
After the epic finals of the last three years, that has to go down as one of the most disappointing championships matches ever. :yawn:

07-04-2010, 04:34 PM
And there you have today's betting lesson. :)

On why never to take tips off people on the internet. :P

07-04-2010, 04:38 PM
Aw, nice words from Tommy B. and as usual from Rafa. Both good guys, good for them! :cheer2:

07-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Oh boy, what can one say....Nadal was just too good. A champion for the ages.

I'll enjoy my ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner all week. :lol::lol::lol:

07-04-2010, 04:44 PM
Disappointing final; hard to see what Berdych was actually trying to do out there, or what his game plan was to win; did he just go to make up the numbers? Mind you, Rafa was just too good and didn't let Tomas play. Congrats to him; personally, I think he's a few levels above EVERYONE at the moment.

Aw, nice words from Tommy B. and as usual from Rafa.

:rofl: What else were you expecting?!

07-04-2010, 05:01 PM
After the epic finals of the last three years, that has to go down as one of the most disappointing championships matches ever. :yawn:

I don't know what you're talking about, I did the dishes, the laundry and my toe-nails during that match :P

Congrats Rafa! :cheer2: It must be feeling really good after the last year. Now let's go for the USO!!! :cheer:

07-04-2010, 05:57 PM
I knew the final would be a bore if it ended up being Nadal-Berdych. Berdych is Nadal's biggest pigeon in the top 20 and he beat the snot out of Berdych when they last played at Wimbledon in 2007 too.

07-04-2010, 08:23 PM
:rofl: What else were you expecting?!

Well, it warms the cockles of this old fart's heart to see the puppies acting with such class & good sportsmanship :)

Especially 'cause there's nothing more of a handful than a sassy 19yo, *ahem*..... :P

07-05-2010, 03:11 AM
I like Serena but honestly she would need to win about 25 slams to even be at the level of Graf, Court, Navratilova, and Evert, at this point.

I agree with that.

Evert as you said has probably the most deceiving slam count ever. Had everyone played the French and Australian in those days she would have won an addition 3 French Opens for sure (unbeatable on clay completely from 76-78) and probably another 2 or 3 Australians from 1975-1980. She really should have 23 or 24 slams.

Makes sense. Apparently she didn't go to the Australian Open much because she wanted to be with her family at Christmas.

Graf's tally of 22 slams is possibly inflated by the Seles stabbing but she is the most versatile singles performer ever. She was dominant and won huge amounts on each surface- 7 Wimbledons, 5 U.S Opens, 6 French Opens. She like Court had 5 different years winning 3 or 4 slams, including the Calendar Slam in 1988. She actually won all 3 slams she played in 95 and 96 too including the French-Wimbledon-U.S Open triple but injury forced her out of the Aussie Open both years.

Graf was incredibly talented. BTW, where's the next one? Watching MTV when she should be outside practicing? ;)

Navratilova of course had such an amazing record in both singles and doubles back when doubles actually was a legitimate competitive field (these days it is a joke at the pro level). She won 9 Wimbledons at the Worlds most prestigious event. She has over 160 tour titles, breaking Evert's record. And she was reaching slam finals and winning tournaments at ages 36 and 37 when she retired.

Her longevity was definitely amazing.

Serena has won only 37 tournaments which is a pathetic total for a 13 slam winner. She has fewer than not only Henin and Venus, but even Clijsters and Davenport. Her "dont give a heck about anything but the slams" attitude she has had for years now will come back to bite her in the ass when people evauluate her career. People will also look back on the period since 2008 and consider it the worst womens field in history so many of her slam victories since that point, unless the field improves, wont impress as much either. Just winning 18 slams would definitely not put her in the same league as the above 4 players though all things considered. She would even have to go well beyond that.

Very astute assessment. It can be misleading to simply count GS titles. For instance, in skating, Meissner and Harding each have one national title (if you don't count '94), and Meissner has one world title but Harding only a world silver. Therefore, Meissner was a better skater than Harding. Yeah, right. ;)

07-05-2010, 10:51 AM
And many consider Ito and Lynn the 2 greatest skaters ever even though in medal haul they have only 1 World title, 4 world medals, and an Olympic silver and bronze when you combine the two. And even if figures didnt exist while both would have been more decorated it appears their medal hauls would still not have come close to tops in history. On the other hand how many people really consider Witt the greatest figure skater of all time despite 2 Olympic Golds and 4 World titles in 5 years. How many people consider Rodnina & Zaitsev, the most unbeatable, dominant, and decorated team in pairs history, the greatest pair team ever. So it is not not all about medals in skating, and in tennis is not all about slam count either.

If it were all about slam count, overall achievements in singles or doubles, tournament count, most would consider Court the greatest ever and while she is up there few rate her over Graf or Navratilova. Court after all has the record of 24 singles slams, the record of 62 combined singles/doubles/mixed slams. Tournaments were not properly kept track off then but it has been reported she actually won more than 200 singles tournaments which is even more than Navratilova's record, and over 500 tournaments counting doubles and mixed. Yet even with that she is the greatest female player ever to very few.