Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Loves_Shizuka, Jun 29, 2012.
Oh well, don't even need to watch the final on Saturday now as it's pretty obvious who'll win.
It would have been even more obvious if it were Azarenka vs Radwanska. Why anyone thinks that would be a great or compelling final is beyond me. Did anyone even see their last match. Radwanaka atleast has maybe a 4% to beat Serena vs the something below zero chance she would have had of beating Azarenka.
Agnieszka will become #1 if she wins the title
I wanted a Kerber/Azarenka final, so both people I wanted lost today. Sad Panda
Vika, I'm so gut you are in the great form.
but Serena's serve is just too strong.
I actually think Serena-Radwanska has more potential than had Vika made the final. Vika has beaten Aga six times this year alone, the last four being in straight sets that weren't even close
Saturday could be quite interesting as they have contrasting styles - it depends which Serena shows up though. If she's a little off I'd pick Aga for a win
Lipsky/Ram took the Bryans to 5 sets before the latter team pulled off the win!
American doubles boys!!!
Lipsky/Ram! You idiots!
I agree. Perhaps the Serena-Radwanska match will surprise us. However, Serena has been awe-inspiring this tournament and it would be a shock if that didn't continue through the final.
Like oleada, am bummed about both results today. But Azarenka did play great. She needs to get more free points on her serve to help her be more dominating overall. Something to work on.
I will need meds tomorrow during Federer vs. Djokovic.
Ugh, the final is going to be a cakewalk for Serena. If Aggie is lucky she'll maybe get 5 or 6 games off Serena at the most but this is going to be a blasting. No use in even watching
I agree about Vika playing great. She'll be a huge force this summer, when the tour will be back on her beloved hard courts.
There was never going to be a good final once the semis were set. The bottom half winner was always going to win easily. Had it been Azarenka vs Radwanska it probably would have been 0 and 1 for Azarenka or some joke like, an even worse match. The only outside chance of an upset would have been Kerber beating Azarenka, and that only about 20% at best. I still laugh that there are people who think Radwanska vs Azarenka would have been a better final (well maybe if you are a Azarenka fan and only cared about her being a certain winner, lol). That would have been the biggest joke final of all.
Let's be more optimistic guys! I genuinely think the final could be very interesting! Let's not write Radwanska off so easily!
I agree. If Serena has a big attack of nerves like the U.S Open final or Radwanska's variety throws her off she could be in trouble. Mind you if she serves like today it is lights out, but there is potential for a tougher match than expected. Atleast there is more hope for a surprisingly close contest than Radwanska vs Azarenka would have been. They havent even played in 4 years so there isnt even much evidence to the matchup to date.
I agree! When Serena gets *too* confident, it can sometimes backfire.
Radwanska has some sick competitive skills, I can definitely see her making a match out of this! At least, I hope so..........!
Not only did Vika have a bad day on court, her warm-up routine was interupted.
I too agree. Didn't we all pretty much engrave Sharapova's name on the Wimbledon trophy last year before her match with Kvitova?
No doubt Radwanska has an uphill battle facing Serena Williams in a slam final, but there have been many unexpected outcomes in women's tennis.
I hope that nerves donlt get to Radwanska - but I really don't hold out that much hope for her if Serena serves anything like she did yesterday. If Serena's serve goes off the boil the Aggie has a chance if she can get some good rallies going.
As to todays semi's I am going for Federer and Tosonga. Everyone seems to think Novak is playing too well for Roger to have a chance but I think Roger could spring a surprise here. And Tsonga has the game to beat Murray and I think the pressure will once again get to Andy.
Not really too bothered who wins Federer/Djokovic match (although I slightly prefer Federer), but can't stand Tsonga which of course means that he'll beat Murray.
I'm going to need meds too to get through Federer vs. Djokovic. I'm really nervous. Lets go Roger!
I made balsamic strawberries and cream in honor of this match
I want Djoko to win a little more, but Federer is also a favorite, so I wouldn't mind him winning. As long as the winner of this match wins the tournament.
1st set to Roger.
They're really zipping through this. Just over an hour gone and two sets out of the way already.
I'm ultimately pulling for Murray to finally win a Slam. Between Federer & Djokovic, who is he more likely to be competitive against? Novak has been astounding the last year and a half, while Roger, despite not being as dominant as he once was, is playing on probably his best surface. If he survives Tsonga, does Murray have much more than a slim chance against either one?
Fed takes the 3rd set - it could so easily have been Novak's!! Game on!!
Oh no - just read this on the BBC live commentary page:
Sounds as if she has a really bad cold/flu symptoms. I hope she can recover in time.
Radwanska in finals ? got to give it to Serena for being very competitive after coming through so much throughout the years
go Nole !!!
Novak looking like a hot mess out there after losing the 3rd set.
Keep it up Roger!
Nole with more unforced errors than he usually does and Fed now has an early break in this 4th set.
Anybody have a link to a working stream?
I can't get ESPN3 at work.
YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!! He did it - into his 8th final
There goes my interest in this year's Wimby. On to the US Open series.
Federer looked like the champion he is. today!
Now, my heart will be in my mouth for Andy.
Can't wait to get home and watch the highlights, sounded like a fantastic performance from Federer.
Opening the roof for the 2nd semi. I still think Tsonga can win this one!!
OMG Roger!!!!! Yes yes yes! Federer fans unite!
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