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mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
edited January 2017 in The cake stop
Australian open womens singles final 2017

Serena Williams v. Venus Williams

Federer currently beating Wawrinka in men's semi final, Nadal in the 2nd men's semis final tonight.

Yay for the "oldies" :D

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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    mrfpb wrote:
    Australian open womens singles final 2017

    Serena Williams v. Venus Williams

    Federer currently beating Wawrinka in men's semi final, Nadal in the 2nd men's semis final tonight.

    Yay for the "oldies" :D
    2 sets all. Momentum in Wawrinka's favour.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    The only way Venus will win is if Serena lets her. Bit of a non event.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Federer with the break in the 5th! :D
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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
    seanoconn wrote:
    Federer with the break in the 5th! :D


    And he's done it!

    If Nadal makes it, he'll be the baby of the bunch.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Federer becomes the oldest man to reach a grand slam final for 43 years :D
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    mrfpb wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Federer with the break in the 5th! :D


    And he's done it!

    If Nadal makes it, he'll be the baby of the bunch.
    Should be a great final.
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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Hope he loses, his teeth seem too small for his head. I hate people whos teeth seem too small for their heads.
  • confused@BR[email protected] Posts: 295
    edited January 2017
    This is entirely appropriate for Melbourne. It is BTW the more 'modern' of the Australian cities and for goodness sake don't tell the New Zealanders where it is permanently 1955.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Nadal v Dimitrov. Can't see Nadal losing this one.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,647
    seanoconn wrote:
    Nadal v Dimitrov. Can't see Nadal losing this one.
    He's doing his best to find a way to do just that.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    seanoconn wrote:
    Nadal v Dimitrov. Can't see Nadal losing this one.
    He's doing his best to find a way to do just that.
    Nadal takes the 3rd set tie break. 2-1 Nadal.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,647
    Set # 5 coming up.

    I like Nadal, but after this display, I want Grigor to win. He's class.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,060
    Oldies?
    Rafa is only 1 year older than Andy.
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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    151 points to 151
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,390
    pblakeney wrote:
    Oldies?
    Rafa is only 1 year older than Andy.

    The baby of the bunch. I remember Agassi being written off by pundits when he reached 30. It's also easy to forget how young Nadal was when he started biting Federer's heels.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    mrfpb wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    Oldies?
    Rafa is only 1 year older than Andy.

    The baby of the bunch. I remember Agassi being written off by pundits when he reached 30. It's also easy to forget how young Nadal was when he started biting Federer's heels.

    In fairness, when he was 30 there weren't many good players around, it was a bit before Fed and after Samprass, the slam finals he won after 30 were against Arnaud Clément and Rainer Schüttler, not exactly household names.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,711 Lives Here
    There's been a lot of chat around the Ozzie courts being very fast, and there has generally been a slow down of the courts too over the past 5 years (Wimbledon especially), so I wonder if that has something to do with it?

    The WIlliams sisters are pure power players (especially Serena), so that development would have suited them, and Federer is one of the most attacking of the big men's players, coming up to the net a lot more often etc etc, which again, suits a faster surface (hence his record at Wimbledon).

    The outlier in that argument is Nadal, who's best on slow surfaces.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,386
    Amazing to see these two going at it in a final once more.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,711 Lives Here
    If you look at the post match stats, Federer was more aggressive on all fronts vs Nadal.

    Lower 1st serve percentage, 5x number of aces.

    3x number of winners

    2x number of unforced errors.


    Partly how you play vs Nadal - the longer the rally the lower your chances, but still.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    That's how federer plays, he's an offensive player.
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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,386
    Two legends. A privilege to watch that.
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