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Anyone not watching should turn it on now.

Hewett v some Yank.

2 sets a piece and Llynton 3/2 in the last set.

COME ONE!!!!!!!!!!
 
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kennas said:
Anyone not watching should turn it on now.

Hewett v some Yank.

2 sets a piece and Llynton 3/2 in the last set.

COME ONE!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry kennas but son't you mean COMEON?
Nice blog. :)
 

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It was one of his better wins tonight from 2 sets down and a break, but in the end looked easy.

Can't see him going too much further!
 

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[rant]I tell you one thing, this whole "Leyton & Becs" show has put me off tennis for life. The oversell has been inescapable. I don't read tabloids or gossip magazines, and I have still seen enough of their faces to last me 5 lifetimes. I never want to see or hear of Lleyton or f'ing Becs ever again.

That means never watching or reading about tennis until about ten years after his retirement, and we shall all be swamped by rising sea levels by then.

Mentioning tennis is now the ultimate faux pas in this household. :mad: [/rant]

Good luck to the rest of the players. :rolleyes:
 

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wayneL said:
[rant]I tell you one thing, this whole "Leyton & Becs" show has put me off tennis for life. The oversell has been inescapable. I don't read tabloids or gossip magazines, and I have still seen enough of their faces to last me 5 lifetimes. I never want to see or hear of Lleyton or f'ing Becs ever again.

That means never watching or reading about tennis until about ten years after his retirement, and we shall all be swamped by rising sea levels by then.

Mentioning tennis is now the ultimate faux pas in this household. :mad: [/rant]

Good luck to the rest of the players. :rolleyes:
In our humble household he is referred to as Cleytons... the tennis player you have when your'e not having one.. ;)
 

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I agree with the whole Lleybec thing, but I'll back an Aussie over any Yank just out of principle. :)

Come on Wayne, where are your loyalties? :D :D

PS, I am actually no Tennis fan. But I live in Melbourne, and the tennis is on here, so as a true Melbournian I have to be interested. If there was a cockroach race on at the G, you'd get 100 thousand there. :)
 

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a cockroach race on at the G, you'd get 100 thousand there

Leave our cockroach races alone----how'd you hear about them anyway!!

If Lleyton won it you'd be claiming he's one of yours!! ;)
 
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Good on you Leyton!

Leyton and his young woman do good for some charity. They are also victims of the Australian affliction.
 
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Personalities aside Lleyton doesn't have the firepower to win more majors, he expends too much energy even in the early rounds grinding out wins. Federer is a joy to watch, power, precision and grace....I will gladly watch him win again.
 
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Anyone watching th aus open toight? Gonzo is looking good reckon he might give the fed express a run for his money, either that or he will choke.
 
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larry123 said:
Anyone watching th aus open toight? Gonzo is looking good reckon he might give the fed express a run for his money, either that or he will choke.
I think Federer's going to make a huge statement tonight about his standing in men's tennis. I'm predicting that he won't drop a set on his way to his 10th grand slam, the first to do so in a very long time.

tab odds:
Federer 1.19
Gonzalez 4.25

Given the way Federer's been steamrolling his opponents leading up to the final and his 9-0 record of Gonzalez, his odds are pretty generous huh!
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IQz3KluPl4&NR sporting bet odds slightly better:-
fed 1.18
gon 5.00

scsl, note that you have to put on 104.75 you're sure to get $100 back.
whereas with TAB you need to put on 107.56 to get 100 back . (TAB are a rip off :2twocents )

1.18 $84.75 on fed to win 100
5.00 $20.00 on gon to win 100
$104.75

1.19 $84.03 on fed to win 100
4.25 $23.53 on gon to win 100
$107.56

generous odds for federer? - dont forget the 45 winners 3 unforced errors of Gonzalez - lol - I was thinking pretty good odds on the Chilian. (not that either of us will probably put our money where our mouth is yes? ;))
either way - should be a beauty.
I've been pleased to watch a line of (losing) champions get hammered lately - end up playing all manner of wobbly shots - At least the bastards are human ;)
not that choking (or demoralisation ?) was ever my problem lol - it was more trying to stop the ball going over the fence. (in the two games of tennis ive played )
 
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sportingbet 1.11 for fed remeber he is 9-0 against gonzalez although I did put a cheeky multi for venus and gonzalez for upsets...so go gonzalez :D
 
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Cannot remember who is the last Aussie winner of Aussie Open. Come on, Aussie, don't wait until my kids to win it...
 
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the fed express keeps rolling geez he could make the tall poppy syndrome a worldwide phenomenm :eek:
 
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Federer just too good! 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

But Gonzalez sure did put up a fight in the first set... I'd rather see a player put up a fight against Federer as opposed to getting steamrolled by him. We'll definately see more of Gonzalez this year.

Federer didn't lose a set on the way, becoming the first player to do so since Bjorn Borg in 1980! And 1972 here in Australia (Ken Rosewell).

What was surprising was the number of unforced forehand errors by Federer... something about the wind :eek:
 
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On free to air TV commentary was in your face.

What players should do, what commentators did when they played in very staccato voice, almost like advertisements.
You just couldn’t enjoy the play; you had to listen to too much kind of everything.

Pity, ended up for me with vision no voice for most of the matches.

Watching Sharapova to play without labour screams was quite enjoyable too.
 
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