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Date: 04 Feb 2009 06:56:00
From:
Subject: Good article
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article5653849.ece

Captures what most tennis fans are thinking at this point.




 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 19:56:24
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Good article
<jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:5141c9d2-67b4-404f-9c3f-85713bdadf79@d36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article5653849.ece
>
> Captures what most tennis fans are thinking at this point.


If you read the comments on that article, 90% are calling Fed a big crybaby
and a disgrace to tennis.



  
Date: 05 Feb 2009 22:15:36
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Good article
Stapler wrote:
> <jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:5141c9d2-67b4-404f-9c3f-85713bdadf79@d36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article5653849.ece
>>
>>
>> Captures what most tennis fans are thinking at this point.
>
>
> If you read the comments on that article, 90% are calling Fed a big
> crybaby and a disgrace to tennis.


What's disgraceful is Fed thinking the title was his & Rafa not entitled
to it. The guy's a regular fruit.



   
Date: 05 Feb 2009 11:48:40
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: Good article
On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 22:15:36 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>Stapler wrote:
>> <jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:5141c9d2-67b4-404f-9c3f-85713bdadf79@d36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>>> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article5653849.ece
>>>
>>>
>>> Captures what most tennis fans are thinking at this point.
>>
>>
>> If you read the comments on that article, 90% are calling Fed a big
>> crybaby and a disgrace to tennis.
>
>
>What's disgraceful is Fed thinking the title was his & Rafa not entitled
>to it. The guy's a regular fruit.


He's right. CHEATS should be disqualified. Giving Rafa any title is a
joke.


 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 09:27:49
From:
Subject: Re: Good article
On Feb 4, 12:05=A0pm, "ew" <yik7...@aol.com > wrote:
> Not a bad article but a little purple in the prose and overly dramatic. =
=A0Got
> it right in that Fed needs to figure out something with his usless backha=
nd
> against Nadal, don't ask me what though.
> All the mental and emotional drama makes for nice stories and articles bu=
t
> if you husk all the drama away there sits the hard cold fact of 50% first
> serve percentage over 5 sets. =A0Major failure of a key weapon at a criti=
cal
> time...with predictable results.

Yes, no doubt. But I think the overall evaluation is a good one.

The final chapter has not yet been written on this rivalry, but all
eyes are certainly on Fed to see how
he responds to the challenge.

By the way, I think it's great for tennis that Fed still has 2 more
Slams to go to pass Pete. I think it
would be a bit of a shame for the sport if Roger had 15 right now.
Then even if he never won anything else
his fans could say he lost motivation after breaking the record. No
way can that argument be made now.


  
Date: 05 Feb 2009 21:56:51
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Good article
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 4, 12:05 pm, "ew" <yik7...@aol.com> wrote:
>> Not a bad article but a little purple in the prose and overly dramatic. Got
>> it right in that Fed needs to figure out something with his usless backhand
>> against Nadal, don't ask me what though.
>> All the mental and emotional drama makes for nice stories and articles but
>> if you husk all the drama away there sits the hard cold fact of 50% first
>> serve percentage over 5 sets. Major failure of a key weapon at a critical
>> time...with predictable results.
>
> Yes, no doubt. But I think the overall evaluation is a good one.
>
> The final chapter has not yet been written on this rivalry, but all
> eyes are certainly on Fed to see how
> he responds to the challenge.
>
> By the way, I think it's great for tennis that Fed still has 2 more
> Slams to go to pass Pete. I think it
> would be a bit of a shame for the sport if Roger had 15 right now.
> Then even if he never won anything else
> his fans could say he lost motivation after breaking the record. No
> way can that argument be made now.



Correct. Fed's motivation is at it's apex, hence the tears the other day.



 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 12:05:06
From: ew
Subject: Re: Good article
Not a bad article but a little purple in the prose and overly dramatic. Got
it right in that Fed needs to figure out something with his usless backhand
against Nadal, don't ask me what though.
All the mental and emotional drama makes for nice stories and articles but
if you husk all the drama away there sits the hard cold fact of 50% first
serve percentage over 5 sets. Major failure of a key weapon at a critical
time...with predictable results.

<jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:5141c9d2-67b4-404f-9c3f-85713bdadf79@d36g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article5653849.ece
>
> Captures what most tennis fans are thinking at this point.