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Toronto Last Call 08/15/2010 - 11:30 AM

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By Jackie Roe, TW Contributing Writer


Hey there, TWibe. Are you pumped for today's final? I'll be in attendance at Federer-Murray in Toronto, then heading straight to Cincinnati for more live tennis action. Stay tuned to TW for my daily reports in the Queen City.

Before I preview today's final, I thought I'd give you a run-down of all that's happened here since I posted last (in Friday's Deuce Club):

Friday, 8/13

(Unfortunately, I spent much of the afternoon in the press room, wrapping up the DC, so I didn't catch all of the action. Apologies for the gaps in match coverage.)

Centre Court for Murray-Nalbandian. Rooting (silently, of course) for Nalbandian but good to see Muzz playing so cleanly and not getting down on himself.

Caught the beginning of Nadal-Kohlschreiber. Not surprised about Rafa's slow start - not the first time that's happened. Left shortly after it started to write so I can't say how either guy played. Check out Steve's post on the match for more.

Murray presser. When I first attended one of these, back in Cincinnati, my most salient impression was how nervous he was. Still the case: Poor eye contact, hands in hoodie pockets, serious. Called the match one of the best he's played all year.

Nalbandian presser. Demeanor not altogether different from the last one, despite the different results. Still open, easy-going. Said he feels tired, but would be fine in a few days. Arrived to the ball more slowly because of the fatigue.

Federer-Berdych.

  • Missed the first set as I was still in the press room. Expected it to be more competitive at the outset, but not so. Beth left this message for me in the DC, which is funny in retrospect: "If you don't hurry out there, Jackie, Federer is gonna be done. He is on a mission, from what it looks like via scoreboard."
  • Intense. Fed with emphatic "Come on!" in the second set.
  • Berd didn't look 100% physically. Movement a little labored, maybe?
  • Loads of crowd support for Berd in the second set. Fans wanted more tennis!
  • Described the last game of the second set - when Berd broke to even up the match - as "odd." Fed double-faulted twice, then the awful shank at set point. Happened in the blink of an eye; it was like an accelerated version of his typical mid-match walkabout (i.e. going to Mirka Land).
  • Third set - both guys beating the felt off the ball.
  • When Berd hits his stride and has his mojo/confidence flowing, he's intimidating. Develops almost a swagger, actually feels like he belongs. Gone are the days when you trusted he'd collapse in any pressure-packed situation. (Later in the third set, I added a "Okay, maybe not.")
  • Obvious how much this match means to Fed. Another big "Come on!" to go up 0-40 on Berd's serve at 1-1 in the 3rd. Only to squander them all, as is typical for Fed.
  • The game at 5-3 was when all hell started to break loose. Waves of applause for Fed, urging him to break. Every point won by Fed met by deafening applause and a standing ovation.
  • Then my notes just became a mess. This is what I have: Heart attack! Fed BP. Wasted. Another. Wasted. And another. Wasted. And another. CONVERTS! This place is a madhouse.
  • The unruly crowd surprised me. Isn't impoliteness a felony in Canada," as Codge said? I hated when the guy yelled, "Berdych, are you nervous?" in a mocking tone. At least it only seemed to fire him up. Saw on Twitter that the crowd's antics were obvious on TV. What did you guys think? (There was one funny moment, though. When Lars Graff said "Thank you" to quiet the crowd, a guy called out, "You're welcome!" There was so much laughter that Berd had to step off the service line.)
  • I realized this was the most nervous I'd ever been watching live tennis.
Met up with Sher again - and met Grant for the first time! We didn't get to chat much since I was about to fall over from starvation, unfortunately.

Federer presser. Re: that "odd" game, Fed said the transition from day to night was rough. Hmm. Appeared a tad irritated, but maybe he was just tired.

I missed Berdy's presser so I could finally get food. But Mariya at TalkAboutTennis.com said that it was tough to sit through, as he was almost beside himself with disappointment.

Saturday, 8/14

Cermak/Mertinak vs. Benneteau/Llodra on Centre.
  • Bendra are uncannily in sync with one another. Was easy capturing them on camera since they seemed to never be more than a few feet away from each other, mirroring the other's movements.
  • Cermak/Mertinak are like twins, too. When receiving, they act out the same routine in unison (take a few steps, kick last leg, step back).
  • It's been said countless times but I'll repeat it again anyway - live dubs is incredible. Exciting, engaging, fun.
  • Shallow observation of the match: I wish all dubs pairs dressed in the same outfits, like Bendra.
Nadal-Murray up.
  • Whenever I watch Rafa, I catch myself literally gasping at his shots. I don't know that I do that with anyone else.
  • From the very beginning, Rafa didn't look like himself ... playing too passively.
  • Murray looked focused, dialed in, and even postive. None of the dour/whiny stuff we saw in the Monfils match. Served increasingly better as the set went on.
  • At 4-4 in the second set, it started to sprinkle; fortunately, the match ended shortly thereafter.
  • Rafa gave a look of resignation after a wind-induced UFE at 5-4 in the second. I can't remember the last time I saw that kind of a look from him.
Murray presser. He looked more relaxed than he did yesterday, but still far from comfortable. Speech is monotone, slow, measured. (I guess I'd appear that way, too, if I had to reckon with the British press.) Said he actually likes being aggressive and more offensive - I wish he'd do that more often!

Nadal presser. Looked great in green, came in munching on a snack. Clearly not too bent out of shape over the loss. Called his serve the "worst thing in [his] game today" and noted that he didn't practice that particular part of his game much because that's how he injured his abs last year. Also said that he was slower than usual and that he needs to improve his backhand, since he had to "think too much" when playing those shots during the match. When asked how he's feeling now vs. a year ago, he responded with "I never like comparations." Perfect response

Federer-Djokovic next.
  • The crowd energy was off the charts before the first ball was even played.
  • Nole was clearly edgy at the start; changed his racquet after his first service game (was broken).
  • Nole already looked spent by the fifth game. Atrocious serving. (Remember how he served back in '08? My, how things have changed.)
  • Confident and crisp Fed. Nole trying to be more aggressive on the return but generally looked sluggish, defeated, pained. Couldn't buy a first serve.
  • Momentum shift in the second, with the crowd trying to pump up Nole. It worked.
  • Noticed that Fed wasn't as expressive today as he was yesterday. No loud "Come on"s (until late in the third). Did the Berd match affect him more emotionally? Psychologically? Or perhaps not ... just a different match, different conditions, different crowd.
  • After Fed squandered a boatload of break point opportunities, I scribbled down, "Fed's gonna get broken now, huh." What do you know, I was right. The one time I didn't want to be.
  • Fed's little exhalation before serves is much more apparent in real life than on TV. Which also makes it more disconcerting.
  • "The fat lady is still warming up her pipes." I wrote that when Nole broke back at 2-4. Kind of sums up that last set.
  • Overall, it wasn't a great match, quality-wise. Still, the drama of the third set was worth the price of admission.
Djokovic presser.
  • This may have been my very first Nole presser, at any tournament. Anxious to see him in that context in real life.
  • Looked very "king of the castle" in the chair, with both arms on the arm rests and legs spread apart.
  • Confident speaker. Articulate. Thoughtful analysis of the match and his/Fed's games. Likable. Charismatic. Not negative, like I had expected after the loss.
  • Was unsatisfied with all of the unforced errors but overall felt that the tournament was a success.
Federer presser.
  • Re: Murray, knew from the first time he played him in Bangkok, he'd be one of the best in the world.
  • What did Nole say to Fed at the net? That he should've won earlier! Fed described Nole as a"good sport."
  • Fed was asked about how his relationship with Annacone was going. His response: "It's very romantic." Quote of the tournament. (His real answer was that he's taking it week by week, that Annacone might not be in Cincy since Severin will be there.)

And now we've arrived at the final, between Federer and Murray. My thoughts:

  • Muzz has shown fine form, particularly in his last two matches. He described both as being one of the best he's played all year. Fatigue won't be a problem.
  • Fed showed some rust early but winning two tough 3-setters in a row should do wonders for his confidence. Particularly the victory over Berd, who's had his number. Still, have these matches taken their toll? Even Fed alluded to this in his presser last night, saying, "Hopefully I won't be too banged up." Even if that's the case, this Fed fan is glad he got the match play.
  • Looking forward to a competitive match. Murray leads the H2H at 6-5, but Fed took their last three matches. I don't have a clue what the outcome will be, but I'm just glad I get to witness it.

This is where you should be to call the Toronto final. Enjoy it, guys! (I'm flying to Cincy this evening, and will be posting from there the next few days. Make sure to check out my reports here, and for some added coverage, follow me on Twitter, @JackieRoe.)


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Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:28 PM

How do you not put that away, Andy? Ridiculous.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:28 PM

Allez!

Posted by NP 08/15/2010 at 02:29 PM

"My hatred of ESPN grows and grows. Idiots."

You disappoint me, Lock. I expect the kids to say this, not you. You do know that those are pretty good NBA players on the court, right? I'm watching both the stream and the TV, actually.

Posted by Cupcake lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:29 PM

Nice volley from Andy.

Posted by Samantha Elin, Caro to the haters, don't you wish your pusher was hott like me. 08/15/2010 at 02:30 PM

Notice to ESPN, you should show this match live, tennis fans pay their bill too. Thanks.

Posted by Heather 08/15/2010 at 02:30 PM

Tina, yes he will play Cincy. He's there and had a couple of practice sessions. He looks better than he has in awhile so that's a plus.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:30 PM

Fed...please convert...allez!

Posted by Cupcake lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:30 PM

Awww some net cord love for Fed.

Posted by Lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:30 PM

Crowd support for Roger should be a credit to him, right? Considering Switzerland wasn't an imperial power and can not count on colonial fans to root for him - like US, GB and Spain.

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

WHAT DID I TELL YOU?

(c'mon I need a hand of applause here)

Posted by Jamaica Karen (FOTHB - Roger and Venus) 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

I do not believe what I just saw. OMG. Oh Andy. No

Posted by Arun 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

ouch..

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

c'mon Fed, hold!

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

Sorry, NP. I'm not in the mood for NBA stuff. I watched a bit of it, and it felt like a first round Olympics game. Exhibition game feel. :)

Gusty hold there, Andy. Oh, wait.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

DF??? Muzz...

Never mind...I will take it.

Now..Fed...capitalize. HOLD

Posted by Cupcake lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

And he breaks, that's 2/2 now.

Posted by Rafa 2010 Cincy champ, I told you so 08/15/2010 at 02:31 PM

Fed is so much better returner than Rafa on hard court. Muzz would have aced Rafa with that serve at T 0-30, but Fed at least put it in play, slow slice.

And with that, Fed came back at 5-5! Who's your daddy, Muzz?

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

I thought this set was over?

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

Yea 5 all.

Here come the lectures to us 'kids' from the mature one :)


Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

TripleF,

You were right!

Posted by tina 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

If it's a B-ball international friendly against France, does that mean Mr. Eva Longoria is playing, and pour eux?

Posted by JohnC 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

g'day jewell. been following things, just not online (break is good for sanity). Anyhoo, Roger making a match of it :-)

Posted by manuelsantanafan 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

Once again, it is Murray's FH biting him in the ass.

First point. Has a putaway FH he doesn't put away and Federer passes him.

Two more UFEs on the FH and a DF and it is 5-5.

Murray doesn't pull out this match and he may have some serious doubts in future matches against Federer.

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

does Fed want to return the favor?

Posted by jewell - Make tea, not war. 08/15/2010 at 02:32 PM

Not a good time for a DF.

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:33 PM

Oh Roger how did you miss that????

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:33 PM

Geez....Fed...can you not take a gift when its given to you?

Posted by Jamaica Karen (FOTHB - Roger and Venus) 08/15/2010 at 02:33 PM

Roger how could you miss that

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:33 PM

Geez....Fed...HOLD

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:34 PM

ace please

Posted by NP 08/15/2010 at 02:34 PM

No biggie, Lock. You know what I was trying to get at.

Posted by JohnC 08/15/2010 at 02:35 PM

Magic b/h brings deuce and digs Roger out of self-dug hole.

Posted by Deuce 08/15/2010 at 02:35 PM

Hello all! Here to see how the first set is going. I've taken to some serious housecleaning today to manage the nerves so I need to get back to the projects at hand. Go Fed Go! I'd love him to win this and notch an MS title this year but overall happy he eked out some three-setters, got some needed match confidence and regained #2 for the time being. A Fed win will be icing on the cake today but overall very pleased with the week!

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:35 PM

I echo Jason Goodall: what was that?!?!?

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:35 PM

what is happening?

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:35 PM

What was that???

Posted by Rafa 2010 Cincy champ, I told you so 08/15/2010 at 02:36 PM

that was a total crap shot butchered by Fed. ha ha ha

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:36 PM

Oh Roger you should have been out of this game already!

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:36 PM

what a massive brainfart. Three points in a row.

Posted by Cupcake lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:36 PM

And he kindly gives it back.

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:36 PM

Murray's speed always deceives me. Great lob on that dropshot.

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

ohhhhkay. That made no sense whatsoever.

Posted by Jamaica Karen (FOTHB - Roger and Venus) 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

Oh man, this was bad, then it got worse, then it got better, then it got really bad and now it is horrific.

Posted by Nam1 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

WTF Roger?

What is the matter with him? That was so going out with the raquet at that angle!!

Posted by Arun 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

Rewind back to that early parts of 2009.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

Who is that clown in pink?

The wheels are falling off again....I should never watch Muzz Vs Fed....they never make any sense ever.

Posted by Red 1.7.17.287⁺ = Legacy Solidified 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

What the hail was that???
Who the hail is that on court??
Geez Fed, for once just once cant you make this easy??
CRIPES Almighty!!!

Posted by Deuce 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

Hmmm..broken again after getting back to even...not what I wanted to see!

Posted by tina 08/15/2010 at 02:37 PM

"Good to see Federer can make a mess of a shot like that as well"

Jesus, Darren needs a dose of reality. Has he never seen Fred, like the rest of us?

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:38 PM

Mega brain fart. First order of its kind. A ripper. You could light it up for a firework. What the...

Posted by Andrew 08/15/2010 at 02:38 PM

Pity. Breaks exchanged. Murray's defense is the winner in game 11: able to stay in several points and coax Federer into errant FHs. Federer was making the right decisions in Melbourne, but has been outthought so far this set.

Posted by Christopher 08/15/2010 at 02:38 PM

The "forehand" at ad-in was the most inexplicable shot I've ever seen Federer hit. What a horrible game.

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:38 PM

Last couple games have been a bit spotty, no?

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:39 PM

C'mon Fed break back will ya?
This isn't funny!
That second serve my Murray looked out to me.

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:39 PM

Murray turn to fart away...I guess.

Posted by Tim (Outlaw the Moonpie!) 08/15/2010 at 02:39 PM

well Fed was out of this set a long time ago, so really, cant complain, i sense some big time mental fatigue here, quite honestly ... thats just lack of concentration, im just glad he didnt get bageled ... onward and forward, as they say

Posted by Rafa 2010 Cincy champ, I told you so 08/15/2010 at 02:39 PM

for reasons unknown, Fed refuses to be 2010 Toronto champ. Muzz so passive, btw. Geez. Classic Muzz, pushing balls back and waiting the other guy to self-implode.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:39 PM

oh dear...these two ARE embarressing.

Posted by JohnC 08/15/2010 at 02:40 PM

Ahndy, dropshots are supposed to drop on the OTHER side of the net :-)

Posted by Tim (Outlaw the Moonpie!) 08/15/2010 at 02:40 PM

geez not another 3 set marathon Fed, you have Cincy to defend! just go down meekly at this point, youve done your work this week...

Posted by NP 08/15/2010 at 02:41 PM

MSF, in Muzz's defense he's been trying to add more oomph to his FH. That last I-I FH up the line is proof.

Posted by Sherlock 08/15/2010 at 02:42 PM

Andy kind of really hit a forehand there before he came into net to put away the reply. Don't see that too often.

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:42 PM

Well make it a three setter Roger please.

Yes it's true, Federer can make it seem heavenly one minute and hellish the next. He's good at that too.

Posted by Rafa 2010 Cincy champ, I told you so 08/15/2010 at 02:42 PM

Since when Muzz became Rafa on hardcourt? Geez, what a way to choke away and gave us false hope, man.

Posted by Arun 08/15/2010 at 02:42 PM

Muzz wins the first set at last.
Honestly, he should have won it 15 minutes before.

I like how Murray is working that FH the past 2 days.

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:43 PM

I don't see this getting over anytime soon.
Christopher, word. The most perplexing goof Fed did on court - exact flip side of his tweener against Nole in USO last year.

Posted by Yet Another Lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:43 PM

"oh dear...these two ARE embarressing."

Yeah... of course, ladyjulia... what awful players Federer and Murray are...

Posted by crazyone 08/15/2010 at 02:43 PM

There was no good reason to lose that game at 5-all. Grrrrr.

Massive brainfarting is just about the worst thing to see.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:43 PM

This is after Fed broke Andy twice...still its a respectable score.

I still think Andy is going to win this...

Posted by Nam1 08/15/2010 at 02:43 PM

I need to find something else to do on this fine afternoon; I cannot spend it watching these 2 trying so hard to hand the set to each other.....even Canada's Wonderland would be preferable.

Posted by Texastennis 08/15/2010 at 02:44 PM

Well only judging from the scoreboard that first set seems to give no guide at all as to what might happen the rest of this match. Talk about up and down...

Posted by Andrew 08/15/2010 at 02:44 PM

First set Murray. Well, as Federer fans know, winning the first set ain't a guarantee of anything. Federer seems a bit like the player of 2002 who had lots of options on his shots and couldn't pick the right one. Murray is floating a lot of balls back, and Federer is overcooking a lot of those FHs. It happened in the 15-0 point in game 1 - Federer had an open court FH and netted it. Onwards.

Posted by Matt Zemek 08/15/2010 at 02:44 PM

That set was a cruel tease. Federer expends a lot more energy than a 6-1 set would have produced, but he still loses. I can't complain about the way the set unfolded; Murray earned that break at 5-all with awesome defense. Sure, some huge individual brain cramps from Roger on select points, but the ballstriking and quality are generally pretty solid.

In New York, I'd still like Fed's chances in a best-o'-fiver. (But I want Rafa on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4:50 p.m. ET on CBS.)

Posted by manuelsantanafan 08/15/2010 at 02:44 PM

Murray does what Djokovic didn't do on the last point of last nite's match. After driving the ball deep into Federer's BH corner, follows shot into net and blocks volley into open court.

From that position in court, Federer isn't going to hurt top opponents with his BH. Gotta get to net, like Murray did.

Posted by zenggi 08/15/2010 at 02:44 PM

It was closer than I thought. Roger, forget everything you were doing in that last two games, would you?

Posted by antoinette 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

C'mon Pinky...remember the Master Plan!

Posted by Flyer 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

Tim - get off it - Roger is fighting - he'll always fight - that is what makes him a great Champion.


Just hope he keeps focus as the match progresses - got to keep his wits about him at all times facing Murray.

Plus it would be wonderful if Fed could find his first & second serve at ALL times for the remainder of the match.

Come On Pink Panther - start Panthering about!

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

There was the attacking Fed...long time almost 5 days ago...if I recall. Back in those days...5 days ago...or so...

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

YAL,

I don't mean any disrespect...just heat of the moment and all that. But you would expect a 16 GS champion to get a ball over the net at an important point.

Posted by Cupcake lurker 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

After the 3-0, I should be happy that it ended 7-5, but that was bad and WTF-like.

Posted by Rafa 2010 Cincy champ, I told you so 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

Tim (Outlaw the Moonpie!)

Oh no, he won't! You be quiet, buddy. Cincy is for Rafa and Toronto is for Fed. It's nice to share. If Fed wins here and reaches QF next week, he doesn't lose any point from last year, btw. Fed needs to stop messing around and beat this Muzz., right here, right now.

Posted by TeamNadal 08/15/2010 at 02:45 PM

Love me some Lenny Kravitz...."I want to fly away" .....GO MUZZ!!!!!!!

Posted by Nam1 08/15/2010 at 02:46 PM

Murray is taking lessons from his friend Rafa...thats not what Rafa had in mind when he said "keep the crowd entertained, no"

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:46 PM

Now I have been predicting One-in-a-row...

Fed is going to break right away...scintillating play to come. Watch it.

Posted by Tim (Outlaw the Moonpie!) 08/15/2010 at 02:47 PM

Matt losing 6-1 sets is not good for the confidence, knowing Rog's attitude, he will find the upside, and know the deal, he's had a great week, this is not a big problem at all, fatigue has to be an issue, and this wont happen at a Slam with days off between ...

But Murray won this last year and hobbled out of the US Open with a whimper, so who knows what it means? it in a way only adds pressure to him, and Fed can still kinda fly under the radar, with people dismissing him as over the hill ...

Posted by wilson75 08/15/2010 at 02:47 PM

Whatever happens, I'm satisfied, Roger's had a good week.

Posted by Arun 08/15/2010 at 02:47 PM

Yeah. There were some terrible misses from both the sides.
Once the rally gets going though, this is my favorite match-up to watch on the ATP side -- second only to Fed-Nalby probably.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:48 PM

TripleF,

If only the scintillating play is consistent, then its of some use.

Posted by tina 08/15/2010 at 02:48 PM

I missed the coin toss today - but maybe those of you who are more familiar with the traditions of the Rogers Cup can explain why the PA system plays "Tubular Bells" (theme from the Exorcist) at the coin toss? If that's a tradition here, I LOVE it.

Posted by Texastennis 08/15/2010 at 02:48 PM

Is the scoreboard stuck or is there a pause in play for some reason?

Posted by Nam1 08/15/2010 at 02:49 PM

I am so sick of the commies saying "what a nice guy Roger is"; I wish Roger would do something really nasty one day just so people stop syaing that.

We are so used to ill behaved, over indulged athletes that one who is normal and appropriate gets labelled "so nice".

Posted by Deuce 08/15/2010 at 02:49 PM

Flyer - I couldn't have said it better myself re your 2:46 "Plus it would be wonderful if Fed could find his first & second serve at ALL times for the remainder of the match" C'mon let's keep your own service games nice and easy with no more brancramps!

Posted by TripleF(FedFanForever): Not Fuchsia! Pink it is. 08/15/2010 at 02:49 PM

ladyjulia
My mojo is over at TO right now. Need not worry. This is going to be a marathon match. And Fed will come through.

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:49 PM

Fed...please break..and play as well as u did against Berdych? And keep Fred locked down. Wrong time to bring him out.

Posted by Caroline 08/15/2010 at 02:50 PM

Roger looks as if he stuck his head under the cold tap when he was off the court - never seen that before. Hope it helps!

Posted by Tim (Outlaw the Moonpie!) 08/15/2010 at 02:50 PM

me too very happy with the week and I like Murray's game for the most part, so its all good ... so glad ESPN is showing a blowout EXHIBITION basekball game, US up by 30 points lol instead of live Masters finale, in their overhypes US Open Series nonsense...taped finals do not impress in this day and age of instant news, scores, etc.,

Posted by ladyjulia 08/15/2010 at 02:50 PM

TripleF,

From your thoughts to tennis g-o-d-s.

Posted by scoreboarding 08/15/2010 at 02:50 PM

Texastennis:
It's Andy serving at 15 all 0-1 in the second set

Posted by Nam1 08/15/2010 at 02:51 PM

Tina, not aware of any tradition about music; must be a sound guy with a devious sense of humour!!!

Posted by Arun 08/15/2010 at 02:51 PM

espn3 is available now.

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