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elka_sk8
06-07-2012, 08:44 PM
Maria has been the most consistent player for this year so I have no idea why people are so against her winning. A Maria win would keep the detractors from bashing WTA as an inconsistency-fest. I feel like she's the only player on tour who actually wants to win all the time.

Agreed. I've never been a big Maria fan (was rooting for Petra today) but I can't help but admire her work ethic and determination. She could have retired three years ago and lead a very comfortable post-tennis life. But it's obvious she's still really hungry.

ETA: thrilled for Errani, but wtf happened to Stosur? Sounds like she choked. :(

oleada
06-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Agreed. I've never been a big Maria fan (was rooting for Petra today) but I can't help but admire her work ethic and determination. She could have retired three years ago and lead a very comfortable post-tennis life. But it's obvious she's still really hungry.

Same. The determination and drive she's shown since her injury has actually made me become a fan.

Alex Forrest
06-07-2012, 09:41 PM
Same. The determination and drive she's shown since her injury has actually made me become a fan.

Really, she is not another Kournikova. I thought Maria's career was over two or three years ago. She was worth a hundred million dollars and had no reason to keep going. She was set. But she's been making progress year after year, and she has such a killer instinct. I hope she wins this thing and gets the career grand slam. She is such a competitor. When she won her Wimbledon title against Serena, it was all mental. Maria slayed Serena mentally. It's nice to see that in a champion. I expect the same. And I hope I didn't just jinx Maria.. But she's too strong for a jinx. I predict over the top screams and 6-1, 6-2. She's not letting this one get past her. Go Maria.

Loves_Shizuka
06-07-2012, 09:49 PM
No-one has said they're AGAINST Maria winning.

Lorac
06-08-2012, 03:07 PM
Just watched Nadal absolutely destroy Ferrer :eek: - he is just looking unstoppable at the moment. Heck he even produced a drop shot from a seated position after slipping onto his butt and then recovered to win the point - absolutely awesome!! And this coming from someone who doesn't really like his style of play but has to admire a player who is just playing out of this world!!!

Loves_Shizuka
06-08-2012, 03:09 PM
Nadal really is superb - and again, like Lorac, this coming from someone who doesn't necessarily enjoy him but can only admire. He really does look unbeatable here.

Poor Ferrer :( Pretty painful match.

OnyxRose81
06-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Ferrer really should be fined for that mess.

Lorac
06-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Ferrer really should be fined for that mess.

Unsure of what you mean as Nadal was just playing at several levels higher than Ferrer :confused:

I just don't see anyone beating Nadal based on todays level of play from him - Ferrer could do nothing.

oleada
06-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Is it just me or is Roger ALWAYS on Novak's half? :P

Braulio
06-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Is it just me or is Roger ALWAYS on Novak's half? :P

Since they are almost seeded 1 and 3, that ensures they will be always on the same half

london_calling
06-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Is it just me or is Roger ALWAYS on Novak's half? :P

It certainly seems that way. Especially weird since when Rafa and Roger were 1 and 2, Djokovic and Murray seemed to move around more between the two sides of the draw.

Edit: Or maybe not :P

Domshabfan
06-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Congratulations to Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi for winning the mixed doubles title. If Sania can qualify for the Olympics, this victory should boost their morale.

I am so trilled by the performance of Nadal, that was just awesome. :swoon:

oleada
06-08-2012, 04:41 PM
Novak takes the first set 6-4. Roger started the match playing really well, but then made loads of errors, while Novak came up to the net quite successfully throughout.

Lorac
06-08-2012, 04:42 PM
Since they are almost seeded 1 and 3, that ensures they will be always on the same half

I though it was the luck of the draw? That #3 and #4 are drawn to detemine which side of the draw they fall in. Is that not the case?

oleada
06-08-2012, 04:43 PM
I though it was the luck of the draw? That #3 and #4 are drawn to detemine which side of the draw they fall in. Is that not the case?

Yes, that's the case. #3 or #4 can be on either side.