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Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:04:38
From: wkhedr
Subject: So this is what Serena screamed
"Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.

No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thing
as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets.
He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.





 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 16:07:14
From:
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
On Feb 3, 3:52=A0am, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Feb 2, 10:20=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Feb 2, 10:04=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > > "Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
> > > first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.
>
> > > No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thin=
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> > > as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets=
.
> > > He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
> > > he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.
>
> > =A0But the thing about Roger's double faults is that they started early=
,
> > in the first set.
> > I said to myself when the first one occured; "Holy sh-t Batman!,
> > Verdasco didn't serve a double until *four* hours into his match with
> > Nadal! "
> > And he wasn't exactly spinning in his first or second serves either.
>
> > There was something heavy going on in Roger's head, right from the
> > start, when he lost his first service game.
>
> I posted after the two tournaments Federer played before the AO (Doha
> + and_the_other_one), that he was double faulting a lot and was
> wondering what was going on.
> He carried the same pattern into the AO, a lot of double faults in
> most of the matches.
> Not sure how can his serve change suddenly. The last thing I remember
> was his back issue coming to the Masters Cup.
>
> In the last match Federer had 11 aces in five sets combined with six
> double faults.
> In the final of Wimbledon, Federer had 25 aces and two double faults.

Someone posted that Federer's toss seemed lower in the final - I
thought that too. He also seemed to be standing more parallel to the
baseline than usual, particularly on the ad side. And I might be
wrong, but wasn't he serving from further away from the centre line?

It's hard to be sure of these points, but I felt that the service
action wasn't quite the same as previously. Maybe this is deliberate,
otherwise it could be technical glitches creeping into the action,
which is not good.




  
Date: 04 Feb 2009 15:39:29
From: Richard Eich
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote...

> Someone posted that Federer's toss seemed lower in the final - I
> thought that too. He also seemed to be standing more parallel to the
> baseline than usual, particularly on the ad side. And I might be
> wrong, but wasn't he serving from further away from the centre line?
>
> It's hard to be sure of these points, but I felt that the service
> action wasn't quite the same as previously. Maybe this is deliberate,
> otherwise it could be technical glitches creeping into the action,
> which is not good.

I doubt it was a conscious change. Probably just tight.

--
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Power corrupts.
Therefore, knowledge corrupts ?


 
Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:57:58
From: TennisGuy
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
On Feb 2, 10:52=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:

> I posted after the two tournaments Federer played before the AO (Doha
> + and_the_other_one), that he was double faulting a lot and was
> wondering what was going on.
> He carried the same pattern into the AO, a lot of double faults in
> most of the matches.
> Not sure how can his serve change suddenly. The last thing I remember
> was his back issue coming to the Masters Cup.
>
> In the last match Federer had 11 aces in five sets combined with six
> double faults.
> In the final of Wimbledon, Federer had 25 aces and two double faults.

Yeah there might be more to this than meets the eye.
But if Fed had the 25 aces/2 double faults result for the A.O., the
title would have been his.

But he didn't even need that many aces. He just needed to get his
first serve IN !


 
Date: 02 Feb 2009 21:57:27
From: Charlie Beebee
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:04:38 -0800 (PST), wkhedr <wkhedr@my-deja.com >
wrote:

>"Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
>first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.
>
>No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thing
>as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets.
>He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
>he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.

Now that's not very nice for a Jehovah's Witness to talk that way.


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Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:52:55
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
On Feb 2, 10:20=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On Feb 2, 10:04=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > "Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
> > first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.
>
> > No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thing
> > as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets.
> > He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
> > he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.
>
> =A0But the thing about Roger's double faults is that they started early,
> in the first set.
> I said to myself when the first one occured; "Holy sh-t Batman!,
> Verdasco didn't serve a double until *four* hours into his match with
> Nadal! "
> And he wasn't exactly spinning in his first or second serves either.
>
> There was something heavy going on in Roger's head, right from the
> start, when he lost his first service game.

I posted after the two tournaments Federer played before the AO (Doha
+ and_the_other_one), that he was double faulting a lot and was
wondering what was going on.
He carried the same pattern into the AO, a lot of double faults in
most of the matches.
Not sure how can his serve change suddenly. The last thing I remember
was his back issue coming to the Masters Cup.

In the last match Federer had 11 aces in five sets combined with six
double faults.
In the final of Wimbledon, Federer had 25 aces and two double faults.


 
Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:20:26
From: TennisGuy
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
On Feb 2, 10:04=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> "Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
> first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.
>
> No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thing
> as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets.
> He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
> he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.

But the thing about Roger's double faults is that they started early,
in the first set.
I said to myself when the first one occured; "Holy sh-t Batman!,
Verdasco didn't serve a double until *four* hours into his match with
Nadal! "
And he wasn't exactly spinning in his first or second serves either.

There was something heavy going on in Roger's head, right from the
start, when he lost his first service game.



  
Date: 03 Feb 2009 22:58:36
From: Richard Eich
Subject: Re: So this is what Serena screamed
Jeffery21217@yahoo.com wrote...
> On Feb 2, 10:04=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
> > "Fucking first serve," Serena Williams screamed out after losing the
> > first set of her fourth-round match against Victoria Azarenka.
> >
> > No one would have blamed Roger Federer of screaming out the same thing
> > as he fell to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open finals in five sets.
> > He only served 51% of his first serves during the match and, proving
> > he is mortal, double-faulted six times at critical moments.
>=20
> But the thing about Roger's double faults is that they started early,
> in the first set.
> I said to myself when the first one occured; "Holy sh-t Batman!,
> Verdasco didn't serve a double until *four* hours into his match with
> Nadal! "
> And he wasn't exactly spinning in his first or second serves either.
>=20
> There was something heavy going on in Roger's head, right from the
> start, when he lost his first service game.

If he wins the toss in future matches w/Rafa, it might be a good idea=20
if he elects to receive rather than serve.

--=20
A fight starts when a man reaches the limits of his intelligence.