Love, Balls and Courting: Tennis V

Lacey

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I was rooting for Tiafoe, but Alcaraz had a slight tilt over him. Both young, we will see them again!
 

eusebius

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Really good 2nd set between Iga and Ons today. I love both of them and would have been happy with either winning. Iga's level has steadily increased through the tournament and she's a very deserving winner. Love the interview with Ons: "Iga didn't make it easy for me and I don't like her very much right now" :rofl:
 

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Fourth set about begin in the men's final - the level of tennis is high. After 15 years or so of a golden age it seemed like it would end soon, but now the next generation is finding a way to keep the matches incredible viewing.
 

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What a talent Alcaraz is, and he seems to have a great mental game as well to hold his concentration and nerve through that final. And the crowd seems to love him. Who knows for sure what the future holds, but he may be able to rival the 20+ Grand Slam wins of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.
 

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What a talent Alcaraz is, and he seems to have a great mental game as well to hold his concentration and nerve through that final. And the crowd seems to love him. Who knows for sure what the future holds, but he may be able to rival the 20+ Grand Slam wins of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.
It was really an exciting final. Like you said, Alcaraz held his nerve, even though he was not necessarily playing his best tennis the entire time. At 19 and 23 these players will be around for us, if their bodies hold out, for many years and Slams to come :love:
 

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Roger Federer announces retirement; 20-time Grand Slam champion will play Laver Cup as final event (Sept. 15, 2022):
MUCH :respec: to him and I'm so glad I got to enjoy following his career over so many years!
 

Aaron MB Fan

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I know it was coming, but still hurts to lose 2 greats in Serena and Roger so close back to back :( These are the greats I grew up watching from my teenage years.
 

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I think Rafa was more upset than anyone :wuzrobbed I was never a Federer fan but the Fedal friendship won me over in a way. They have such a friendship, I expect they’ll do some exhibition matches in the future, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them make the odd appearance on the Legends tour together in 10-15 years if it’s still going (and if their bodies allow it.) Also I expect they’d do the Legends doubles slams - imagine Fed and Rafa winning at Wimbledon at 55 and 50 :)
 

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Nadal’s crying did me in. From his after match media interview, things at home are worrying/stressful (his wife is pregnant) and he’s not well physically, so he’s probably sadly seeing the writing on the wall for himself too. He will not play anymore this weekend.

It was great to see all the kids - the girls are so grownup! I see a hugely bright future for Federer.
 

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