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Posted by tennisplanet on October 21, 2010

Switzerland's Tennis

Switzerland's Tennis

Sweden's Robin Soderling Returns

Swiss Tennis

Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic Returns

Anytime now.

Russian Igor Kunitsyn Returns

Lendl’s son? Daughter?

Serb Jelena Jankovic Returns

Russia's Maria Kirilenko Returns

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Federer plays his 900 ATP match. From Overcaffeinated. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 21, 2010

OVERCAFFEINATED

Roger Federer plays his 900 ATP match.

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/8178504/imperious-federer-crushes-dent

W-L is 727-173. He becomes the only active ATP player to reach 900 matches. Not bad. Not bad. Here’s to 900 more :-)

Trivia: Q. How many minutes did Roger take to win his 900 ATP match? A. 49 minutes!!

 

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Congratulations to GRACIE for her three-year anniversary of kicking the cigarette habit: Oct 21. Good job!!!!!

Posted by tennisplanet on October 21, 2010

GRACIE

OCTOBER 21st. Not a birthday exactly, TP, but a two-year anniversary since I quit smoking and stopped being a slave to cigarettes! Forget the tennis today – how about a kiss from…er, I mean a picture of Juliette Binoche to help me celebrate? Heh!

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Xisca worried.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 20, 2010

Xisca has voiced her concern for the first time about what goes on behind closed doors – with Nadal – after careful deliberation of its consequences. She’s been hearing voices when the two are going at it. Nadal has blamed schizophrenic tendencies and nothing else pointing her to a reputed doctor. But Xisca is not so sure.

She feels Nadal’s ‘performance’ follows the whisperings to the T alleging that the concept of coaching is being stretched too far. Strangely the voices are absent when Uncle Tony is not in the building.

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Who from the previous greats will be ‘like totally’ pulverised / fare better than others – against today’s tennis players?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 20, 2010


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Pau Gasol and Rafa Nadal. What’s freaking going on? Where’s the freaking English transfreakinglation?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 20, 2010

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2010 Stockholm Open Roger Federer Interview Pre Tournament 2010-10-19. From Wuiches. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 20, 2010

WUICHES


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And how’s the third guy helping?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

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Latest point totals.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

Rank Name & Nationality Points Position Moved Tournaments Played
1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 11,880 0 20
2 Federer, Roger (SUI) 7,335 1 20
3 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 7,145 -1 21
4 Murray, Andy (GBR) 6,125 0 19
5 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 4,825 0 24

 

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Survey: Men Are Most Easily Manipulated After 6 P.M.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

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Did you know?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

……………….that good deeds erase bad deeds? With freaks like you loaded with sins all over the freaking place, that’s your ONLY option now. Get down to it ASAP as a good deed from freaks like you will eek out once a month, if at all – even when armed with above fact.

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Bodybuilding legends.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

Frank Zane.

Dave Draper.

Steve Reeves.

Lou Ferrigno.

Sergio Oliva.

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Today’s laziest tennis players.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

Definition: Unwillingness to work on their weakness(es) / add new weapons to their repertoire – until pressed severely.

Roddick? Duh!!!!! He is considered a hard worker. In my book, it’s called mistaking activity for progress. Just working on your existing game endlessly does NOT constitute hard work.

Murray? Is more interested in exacting mileage with intermittent bursts of achievement to stay in limelight pushing the ‘real’ deal for ‘Judgement Day’.

Djokovic? Lacks balls to make a clean cut from what’s already milked to the last drop. You cannot steal second base unless you leave the first one?

You got more? No, you don’t!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What do you think is the dominant psychology in this setting?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

You are on the run and lunging to barely make contact with the ball, as you watch the opponent moving to the net from the corner of your eye. You have two choices:

1. No matter what you do, the ball is not going in if you attempt to hit a passing shot from where you are. But you attempt it anyway sending the ball wide.

2. Best you can do is manage a weak return for an easy put away for your opponent at the net.

I think, most of the time players choose the first option (with minus zero chance of going in) grounded firmly in the bloated ego for not wanting to feel a bit humiliated to let the world watch an easy put away while they stand helpless.

Shouldn’t the second option be the more prudent one banking on at least making the opponent hit another shot with a better percentage of him messing it up than the percentage of you putting the ball in?

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Roger Federer eyes return to No. 1. From Sarah. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

SARAH

Roger Federer eyes return to No. 1

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Did you notice Murray’s rendition of Nadal’s high shoulder ball against Federer @ Shanghai? No, you didn’t!!!!

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

Many times even when the ball came into his forehand hitting zone begging to be punished, Murray instead elected to step back and pass for that bullet train for a looping ball with enough pace, depth AND placement to deny Federer the luxury of running around for his forehand thereby replicating the Nadal shot that bothers Federer no end, as best as he can.

100% of the time it evoked a far weaker return as Federer not only had to deal with that bounce but also had to generate his own pace while on the back foot. About 50% of the time it probably won Murray the point – directly or down the line.

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Swiss Tennis Association wants answers from Roger Federer.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

“We need to have an answer [from Federer] – is he going to be part of the team or not?” René Stammbach, president of Swiss Tennis since 2006, told swissinfo.ch. “Any answer will be respected and accepted – but we want answers.”

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Photos.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 19, 2010

Switzerland's Tennis

Anna Chakvetadze Of Russia Returns

Someone’s dissolving.

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Cat Bowling. From Stella. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

STELLA

it’s coming up to Halloween so how about showing your skills with a little Cat Bowling.
http://www.brandextract.com/catbowling/

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Stockholm draw. From M. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

M

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Possible reason(s) why Murray plays so well against Federer.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

For rock people Murray enjoys a winning H2H of 8-5. Against Nadal? 4-8. Djokovic? 3-4.

Is it because of ‘most bang for your effort’ theory? Federer’s near-universally acknowledged status of GOAT (at least as of now) and that just one more mortal has a winning record against him so far, makes win over Federer bigger than even winning a Slam – in Murray’s world. If that’s the case why has he not defeated Federer at the two shots he had at US Open and the AO finals? Could it be that the transition from the first plane to the next requires bridging a gap that’s still not worth the effort for Murray to exact the same ‘bang’ – comparatively? Maybe.

Murray lost both Slam finals to Federer in straight sets while smack in the middle of a run where be beat Federer routinely albeit close matches. The five set format coupled with Federer’s 16-Slam experience and Murray’s home country pressure demands lot more time and discipline to pull off than the three set Masters events – fact Murray has not reconciled with on the ‘pay and reward’ plane.

Additionally, each win over Federer and the winning record so far has been able to effectively deflect from his Slamless career – in Murray’s eyes. It provides him a reasonable rebuttal when faced with Slam questions at age 23. It’s like close to retirement players winning a major tournament to gain a new lease of life – momentarily. Logically that cushion should have worn out by now opening the gate for a full on Slam assault preferably by beating Federer en route.

But most careers don’t take a logical route, do they? It’s when the clock inside begins to churn uncontrollably setting in motion series of events mentally that the physical machinery starts the delivery van. Sampras won his first major at age 19 but didn’t hit the ‘clock’ until the next three years had passed. Rest is history.

Murray clearly has the game to be among the greats of the game as has been admitted by nearly every tennis pundit – but that’s not enough. Remember my famous saying “The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is that little ‘extra'”? Murray is still not ready to put in the work for that ‘extra’ for whatever reason and may not ever. But if and when he does the game and the winning will become so routine and easy that he will wonder why he didn’t go for it long long long time ago.

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Quiz.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

Who does this figure remind you of most?

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Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

Finland's Jarko Nieminen Rests

Waiting for opponent to pass by?

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka Returns

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka Returns

If his weight keeps shooting up, he may not be able to open his eyes – from the looks of it.

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Only in America. From DSG. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 18, 2010

DSG

ONLY IN AMERICA:

…do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to fill their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front

…do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke

…do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage?

…do we buy hotdogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight?

…do they have drive-up ATM machines…with braille lettering?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED…

…why the sun lightens our hair but darkens our skin?

…why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

…why don’t you ever see the headlines: “Psychic Wins Lottery?”

…why is abbreviated such a long word?

…why is it that doctors and lawyers call what they do “practice?”

…Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

…why is the man who incvestd all your money called a broker?

…why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called “rush hour?”

…why isn’t there mouse flavore cat food?

…why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

…why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

…why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

…if flying is so safe why do they call the airport the terminal?

And finally,

You know that indestructible black box that is used on an airplane? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

 

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Murray puts Federer back in his place @ Shanghai – rudely – in straight sets.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 17, 2010

All that while Federer was serving at 70 freaking percent. That number has been more than enough in the past to compensate for the runaway unforced errors. Not only was it not enough to win the match it wasn’t even good enough to win more than three freaking games in a set – and being broken twice – one of them to open the freaking match.

Murray has now beaten Federer eight times in 13 meetings, including the last two. Murray’s win was also the most lopsided match the two have played. All that after beyond masterful gagging of two in-form clowns in Soderling and Djokovic leading up to this. You cannot but get the feeling that your best is not good enough anymore as every avenue to improve has already been milked and exhausted pitifully.

If you cannot freaking convert even ONE of the six freaking break point opportunities offered on the platter – four of them in the second set so you can get back in the match – you are not even close to ‘did not deserve to win the match’. You are not even on the same freaking continent, for crying out loud.

If Federer is not able to break the stalemate and come through soon, the hot air that’s holding him up there since Wimbledon will succumb to Mr. Futility so severely that Sampras’s two-year drought will begin to look like some out of the world run. That’s not science it’s logic based on pattern already established by people in similar predicament at every discipline on the face of the earth. When you initiate the process of emerging from the ashes, you need something to bite somewhere pretty soon to sustain the momentum. That bite takes you to another plane from the bottom ashes surface so you are able to operate at a whole new level – physically and mentally – much like the video games. You cannot keep that high-octane run going for long without a hook. Sooner than later it will come crashing down – hard and strong.

Federer has now lost 13 matches this season with just four more to come: Stockholm, Basel, Paris and WTF. He should be able to win at least two of them blindfolded given his current form, namely Stockholm and Basel. Or will he? Both Soderling (at home) and Berdych are entered for Stockholm with Djokovic and Berdych at Basel. The other two feature someone called Nadal who hasn’t even made an appearance yet. Are we then looking at 17 losses for the season with two titles? Or can he at least move the title count to a respectable 5?

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Federer vs Murray shanghai masters final 2010 1/9.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 17, 2010

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A.Murray Post-Final Press Conference.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 17, 2010

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R.Federer Post-Final Press Conference.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 17, 2010

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Posted by tennisplanet on October 17, 2010

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, Center,  Pose With Children In Typical Austrian Dresses

Serbian Tennis

Switzerland's Patty Schnyder Looks

Andy Murray Of Britain Smiles

Roger Federer Of Switzerland Holds

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Sits

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Sits On The Bench At The End Of His Singles Final Match Against Andy Murray Of Great

Where’s that ‘turn the time back’ freaking function?

Andy Murray Of Britain (R) And Roger Federer Of Switzerland (L) Meet At The Net Prior To The Start Of Their Final At

  Andy Murray (R) Of Great Britain And Roger Federer Of Switzerland Pose For Photographers

Roger Federer Of Switzerland Enters

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland And Andy Murray Of Great Britain Pose For Photographers

Talking for the sake of talking? Making that ‘trying to hide the embarrassment’ shtick even more conspicuous?

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Watches

Roger Federer Of Switzerland Reacts

Runner-up Roger Federer Of Switzerland (R) Congratulates

Andy Murray Of Britain Looks

I don’t think that’s very nice, Murray.

SHANGHAI, CHINA- OCTOBER 17: Andy Murray

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What’s at stake in the finals between Federer and Murray?

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

H2H? Murray leads 7-5. Federer has won three of the last four matches and for 2010 they are 1-1 – Federer beat Murray at AO finals, Murray beat Federer at Cincy finals. Both are desperate for titles: Federer owns two, Murray one (Cincy). Both have produced startling stats leading to each of the finals they have lost this year only to falter on center court.

Player Aces Ist serve
pct.
Sets lost Tie breaks Bk pt conv % Time on court. Matches played


Federer 23 62 0 0 64 4:51 4
Murray 19 55 0 0 55 5:01 4

 

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Djokovic’s Post-Match Press Conference.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

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Federer’s Post-Match Press Conference after Djokovic match.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

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Federer regains No. 2 rank while confirming the ‘Wimbledon shock’ theory.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

Not only did he displace Djokovic he is now just a match away from being the 4th one on the all-time title list. He will also tie Sampras with 64 titles.

But more importantly it’s beginning to look that the Wimbledon loss did stir things up both from within (motivation) and from the outside (coach). Since that quarterfinal loss to Berdych, Federer has reached three finals in four events, winning one of them – with a very close semifinal loss in five sets. For the entire season before that Federer had reached just three finals (Halle, Madrid and AO) in 10 outings winning just one (AO). At one of those matches he lost to Hewitt. Post Wimbledon he has lost to just Murray and Djokovic while reversing losses to Berdych, Baghdatis, Soderling (twice) and Djokovic (twice) from earlier in the season. Are you freaking getting the pitchker?

This title will allow him to accomplish what he failed to get to at both Toronto and the US Open: Winning the title after beating three top dogs – Berdych, Djokovic and Murray (Toronto) and Soderling, Djokovic and Nadal (US Open). This Soderling, Djokovic and Murray run capped with the third and 64th title wrapped with No. 2 rank while matching Nadal’s 18 Masters will elevate Federer’s psyche, game and twin-producing gadget among other items far beyond they have all been pre-Wimbledon.

However, losing to Murray even in a close three set battle will be like reverting to Toronto essentially maintaining status quo – which might still be more than even Federer himself may have expected past the grass courts. No matter what happens from now on Federer has already provided enough evidence to convincingly push back the ‘not a factor or still a threat’ rumblings. He IS a threat without the ‘still’ now.

So what makes him NOT totally back? No. 24 at Djokovic’s match. Anyone know what that is? No, you don’t!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photos.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic  Reacts

Italy's Roberta Vinci  Returns

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic  Reacts

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Changes

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Changes

Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Eyes

Roger Federer Of Switzerland Hits

If this keeps up he will grow a beak anytime now.

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Reacts

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Reacts

  Roger Federer Of Switzerland Returns

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Returns

Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Returns

Is that how that hand cupping began?

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Reacts

Something’s not right about that neck and face progression, don’t you think?

 Novak Djokovic (L) Of Serbia Congratulates

Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Changes

Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Returns

Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Hits

Andy Murray Of Britain Changes

Excuse me?

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Federer vs Djokovic @ Shanghai 2010. From arbit. Thanks.

Posted by tennisplanet on October 16, 2010

ARBIT

Same match, Two Different Perspectives (Highlights):

a) Fed Fan

b) Djokovic Fan

==

 

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