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Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play


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23-Jun-2013 04:00 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Wow...I knew Roger would play on Day 1, but was kinda surprised to see Rafa does, too. "New normal," I guess.
23-Jun-2013 04:48 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Wow, no love for Roger

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23-Jun-2013 05:22 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Sort of astonishing that no one picked him to defend. I'm also surprised that the 2 that picked Nadal to win are MJ Fernandez and P-Mac, who I'd say are Fed people. Also surprising to me are the number that picked Raonic as a sleeper, since he's been slumping of late, and a couple for Nishikori, who I thought had some physical issues. Haas is my sleeper.
23-Jun-2013 05:38 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(23-Jun-2013 05:22 PM)rugged Wrote:  Wow, no love for Roger

http://espn.go.com/sports/tennis/picks

Well, what can you expect with such a season so far. There are better contenders out there. The 'love' is in the fact that he still is not (read above) in the 'sleeper' and 'toughest road' categories.
23-Jun-2013 05:40 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(23-Jun-2013 04:48 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Wow...I knew Roger would play on Day 1, but was kinda surprised to see Rafa does, too. "New normal," I guess.

Well, Nadal and Federer are on the same side, MoxieSmile
23-Jun-2013 06:58 PM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Wawrinka v Hewitt is a must see match for me on day 1.
24-Jun-2013 03:02 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
alright, here we go!

on court 12, we got Juergen Melzer starting against F3. Melzer is currently suffering from a small hernia, and will need surgery after Wimby. which reminds us of one problem of the first round exit-prize money increases... such an irresistible incentive for players to just show up, even if not fit, and collect the money. with three sets, they make more money than most players outside the top 100 make in three months, if not longer. i'm not saying that first round losers don't deserve to get their share, but it is a problem if they aren't fit.
24-Jun-2013 05:34 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(23-Jun-2013 06:58 PM)rafanoy1992 Wrote:  
(23-Jun-2013 04:48 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Wow...I knew Roger would play on Day 1, but was kinda surprised to see Rafa does, too. "New normal," I guess.

Well, Nadal and Federer are on the same side, MoxieSmile

Same quarter even. That's why it's weird. BOTH on day 1? Too odd for me.
24-Jun-2013 06:17 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
It might be just me, but this is the slowest I have seen center court play. I am watching the Federer match and even though this is the first week, fresh grass, it looks slow as molasses. Anyone else watching?

24-Jun-2013 07:32 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(24-Jun-2013 07:32 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  It might be just me, but this is the slowest I have seen center court play. I am watching the Federer match and even though this is the first week, fresh grass, it looks slow as molasses. Anyone else watching?

I always find it difficult to tell, but yes it doesn't look as quick as Queens. Easy first set for Federer though. Both seem to be in a hurry.

(24-Jun-2013 05:34 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  alright, here we go!

on court 12, we got Juergen Melzer starting against F3. Melzer is currently suffering from a small hernia, and will need surgery after Wimby. which reminds us of one problem of the first round exit-prize money increases... such an irresistible incentive for players to just show up, even if not fit, and collect the money. with three sets, they make more money than most players outside the top 100 make in three months, if not longer. i'm not saying that first round losers don't deserve to get their share, but it is a problem if they aren't fit.

Melzer is up two sets to one. Seems like he is making his money worthwhile.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
^ nope, but followed the radio for a bit. apparently it's VERY windy, straight down the court, which i guess might slow down the game as well. didn't slow down Fed, though. 24 minutes for the first set, just one point on Fed's serve for Victor.

Melzer and F3 split the first two sets, are on the business end of the third now. maybe the injury will actually help Juergen swing away freely; he could be a tough challenge to F3, as he's definitely likes grass more than the Fog does. he also leads the h2h 2-0. btw, Juergen is also in doubles, with James Blake. how about that?

and Juergen with the break. 5-3, gonna serve for the set.
*just realized that Denis already posted the outcome of the second set. guess my ticker has some delay going on Smile
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24-Jun-2013 07:43 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Darn, I know it is ATP here but I just saw Azarenka have a nasty spill, crying in pain. Her reaction tells me she cannot go on but the trainer is here, let's see...

24-Jun-2013 08:03 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
The Fog is out to Melzer in 4 sets. First seed to tumble on the men's side.

(24-Jun-2013 08:03 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  Darn, I know it is ATP here but I just saw Azarenka have a nasty spill, crying in pain. Her reaction tells me she cannot go on but the trainer is here, let's see...

This is why we need the chat window. Too many matches going on the first week of a slam.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
First guys into the second rund: Stakhovsky in straights over Dutra-Silva, Robert over Falla also in 3 sets and Paire over Ungur in 4 sets.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Roger through quickly. Lost only 8 points on his serve.

24-Jun-2013 08:20 AM
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Lovely first match from Roger!
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(24-Jun-2013 07:43 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  ^ nope, but followed the radio for a bit. apparently it's VERY windy, straight down the court, which i guess might slow down the game as well. didn't slow down Fed, though. 24 minutes for the first set, just one point on Fed's serve for Victor.

Melzer and F3 split the first two sets, are on the business end of the third now. maybe the injury will actually help Juergen swing away freely; he could be a tough challenge to F3, as he's definitely likes grass more than the Fog does. he also leads the h2h 2-0. btw, Juergen is also in doubles, with James Blake. how about that?

and Juergen with the break. 5-3, gonna serve for the set.
*just realized that Denis already posted the outcome of the second set. guess my ticker has some delay going on Smile

Jurgen through good for him and thanks for the update abut his health issues JS.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
(24-Jun-2013 08:20 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  Roger through quickly. Lost only 8 points on his serve.
i guess he's working towards the Golden Bagel. he should remember, though, that you also need to qualify for the WTF to be eligible Wink

anyway, it seems that this Dark Knight didn't rise.
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RE: Wimbledon Day 1: Monday, June 24 - Order of Play
Federer wins. Flawless victory. FATALITY! -|-\m/-|-

Glad Rosol forced a 5th set. Didn't want to see him lose first round although he still might. Hopefully not though. I see Fed made only 6 UFEs today. Nice!
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