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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    It's because with aces, the player didn't really have a chance at getting the ball, hence the ace.

    It's no different from a mid-rally review where they don't replay the point, but give it to the player that hit the winner. The umpire feels that the defending player didn't have a play on the ball.

    Roddick got real mad when he wasn't allowed a replay, a few years ago.
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    I actually am going to use the torture device tomorrow! I haven't used it since September or October, so I was in the mood again.

    I'm buying the chicken tonight.

    Also, I was just tired of watching a lot of TV, and sports, this weekend.

    That 5 hour Djokovic-Wawrinka match; the Ravens - NE game; FED vs. Raonic; parts of all 3 NBA games on Monday on national TV.

    I wanted to make sure I had enough energy for FED vs. Tsonga on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning.
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    I expect that from Berdych. He makes a lot of errors (but can hit winners too).

    Djokovic usually doesn't do that, but could have just been a bad stretch.
    Thanks.






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    I think FED is a bad matchup for Tsonga.

    I think Tsonga would have an easier time beating Djokovic or Murray.

    I'm not worried.

    For Berdych, I think FED is easier for him, because Djokovic and Nadal's defense is too good.













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    They were showing Tsonga coming out of the tunnel...and looming in the background was the shadow of the FED...like a predator stalking its prey before he goes in for the kill






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    Brad Gilbert says Tsonga will have to break 4 times to win this match.

    FED hasn't been broken the entire match, and only faced 1 break point after the 1st round (against Tomic after he was up 2 sets).

    I can say that if someone breaks FED 4 times, they deserve to win. It probably isn't a close match (at least vs. Tsonga) if that happens.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    I think FED is a bad matchup for Tsonga.

    I think Tsonga would have an easier time beating Djokovic or Murray.

    I'm not worried.

    For Berdych, I think FED is easier for him, because Djokovic and Nadal's defense is too good.
    I remember when Tsonga embarassed Fed. They've had some good matchups at majors






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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    They were showing Tsonga coming out of the tunnel...and looming in the background was the shadow of the FED...like a predator stalking its prey before he goes in for the kill
    I missed that.

    What do you think of FED's outfit? It seems like Nike comes up with a new outfit for him at every major.

    For this one, its gray and pink. His shoes are just like that, gray shoes with pink laces. And his shirt is gray with a pink zipper.

    I don't think gray and pink go together. I would say black and pink, or a darker color to contrast with the pink.

    I liked his "Darth FED" outfit from the USO several years ago, I think 2007.













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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    I remember when Tsonga embarassed Fed. They've had some good matchups at majors
    FED has beaten Tsonga only once at a major, and he needed to come back from down 2 sets.

    Tsonga was just serving on fire, and FED earned only 1 break point on Tsonga. Or you could say FED's return game wasn't good.

    Almost every other meeting is a 3 or 4 set easy win.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    Chardy is wearing THE FED's shoes.
    But, others must like the shoes, as Chardy got the FED's shoes.

    Nike didn't even give Chardy the shoes for free, Chardy had to order it online.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    I missed that.

    What do you think of FED's outfit? It seems like Nike comes up with a new outfit for him at every major.

    For this one, its gray and pink. His shoes are just like that, gray shoes with pink laces. And his shirt is gray with a pink zipper.

    I don't think gray and pink go together. I would say black and pink, or a darker color to contrast with the pink.

    I liked his "Darth FED" outfit from the USO several years ago, I think 2007.
    I know! You've mentioned Darth Fed many times

    http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/U...wwp7KvVYjl.jpg



    I like this outfit. I'm generally a fan when he wears black shorts/shoes and socks. I guess his shorts are dark grey? (when they showed a close-up). But the contrast is just enough to me






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    Tsonga's outfit is cool too






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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    A few other observations about Wawrinka:

    * His racquet says "Stan" on it.

    * His shoes have a Swiss Flag, and then "The Man" right after it.
    Bump, thoughts?













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    209 km/h on that 15-40 ace






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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    I know! You've mentioned Darth Fed many times

    http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/U...wwp7KvVYjl.jpg



    I like this outfit. I'm generally a fan when he wears black shorts/shoes and socks. I guess his shorts are dark grey? (when they showed a close-up). But the contrast is just enough to me
    I think you mentioned it first in the old 2007 thread, which is why I remember it.













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    What do you think of these IBM INsights? Are you 100% sold on them?






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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    Bump, thoughts?
    Cool.






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    Nice winner






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    Why would Tsonga use that backhand slice? That's a sitting duck.













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    Federer is machine-like early on






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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    What do you think of these IBM INsights? Are you 100% sold on them?
    No. They're weird, I don't see the relationships.

    A lot of them are like if you hit 70% serves then you'll have a 78% chance of winning a set.

    They seem like they'd be true for any player.



    I would prefer a relationship like if you have +8 winners / unforced errors, then you win a set 82% of the time. Something like that . The ones they show, are weird ones.













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    FED would have had a backhand passing shot but he hit it into the net.













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