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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.




Wimbledon 2018 has started so here's a minimum OP just so we have something.

Men's draw:



Women's draw:



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Federer and Kvitova are generally seen as the favorites. Fed and Nadal both have manageable draws, although they'll potentially have to get through Cilic and Djokovic respectively, who just contested the Queen's Club final last week, in the semis for us to get a 10-year-anniversary repeat of their 2008 match.

On the women's side it will be interesting to see how Serena does. I'm also hoping that Osaka, Barty and Sloane go deep, but ultimately that Petra does indeed win. Not comfortable calling her the favorite, though, as she's too unreliable for that and her draw isn't great to be honest. Also apparently Zvonareva is back?

Men's final is the same day as the world cup final.

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fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Donna did it. Beat Stephens in two.


RIP Nike. The goat signs deal with Uniqlo

quote:

Prior to inking the new deal, Federer had been with Nike for nearly 25 years. Nike was apparently offered a chance to match the Uniqlo offer but declined

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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


fancyclown posted:

Donna did it. Beat Stephens in two.

Yeah that was a disappointingly quick exit for Sloane. Oh well.

Coric is out so Fed's route to the semis looks even easier now. Although to be honest even though Coric beat him in the Halle final it was always tough to imagine a scenario where he repeats that at Wimbledon. The warm-up tournaments are often misleading when it comes to the top players' form.

Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Wawrinka is being taken to the cleaners by Dimitrov.

It was to be expected. Murray beat Wawrinka fairly easily last week and thought he wasn't ready so I have no idea what Stan was thinking playing.

e: Wawrinka is now winning of course as Dimitrov is chucking in some shocking errors.

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Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Svitolina does not appear to be having a good time.

PotatoJudge
May 22, 2004

Tell me about the rabbits, George

I'm still mad about the late start. This should be the start of week 2.

Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Svitolina is somehow doing worse in slams this year than last

PotatoJudge posted:

I'm still mad about the late start. This should be the start of week 2.

Yeah all the clay tournaments should've moved backward a week instead.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Deformed Church posted:

Svitolina does not appear to be having a good time.
Elina out early again, just like in FO. What happened there?

I was watching the insane BEL/JPN match on TV and Siniakova on iPad. Siniakova got past crazy Coco in three sets

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


Kind of amazing that Nike let Federer go.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Címon P3tra!!!! Donít go out in the first round.

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Kvitova is a double break down in the third. I'm at least a little glad my stream is showing Ferrer v Khachanov instead so I don't have to see her crash out. Sasnovich was always a bad draw for round one.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Glare Seethe posted:

Kvitova is a double break down in the third. I'm at least a little glad my stream is showing Ferrer v Khachanov instead so I don't have to see her crash out. Sasnovich was always a bad draw for round one.

I just turned the stream on after watching Sweden advance to the quarters (wooohooo). Down 0-4 now, all my happiness gone 😭

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


fancyclown posted:

I just turned the stream on after watching Sweden advance to the quarters (wooohooo). Down 0-4 now, all my happiness gone 😭

Bageled, jesus christ. Probably overplayed in the lead-up, she did retire last week at Eastbourne or wherever. What a bummer.

Thiem also just retired.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Bencic up a break vs Garcia. Need a feel good win from Belinda to lessen the blow of Petra going out.

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


fancyclown posted:

Bencic up a break vs Garcia. Need a feel good win from Belinda to lessen the blow of Petra going out.

That one's a win-win as far as I'm concerned, although I'm not sure Garcia can do much damage on grass.

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Man, that Sharapova game. A wet fart of a final point but otherwise that was great.

A lot more fun than the bloody england game.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




I don't know what I'll do in these early Slam rounds when Roger retires and I can't see him demolish random journeymen

Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Yesterday had the highest number of seeded players go out at 21.

Wozniacki is about to get turfed out by a solid Makarova.

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Sodium Chloride posted:

Wozniacki is about to get turfed out by a solid Makarova.

This is a weird match.

And there's your upset for the day.

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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Cilic just lost to Pella so Federer should really cruise to the final now. Raonic or Querrey are probably the biggest obstacles in his half.

Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Cilic was two sets up, cruising, Pella got a lucky break in the third with the damp weather, match was suspended...

...Pella had a transformation overnight and Cilic got dumped out.

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Muguruza out, an excellent game. I'm really enjoying the big upsets this time around.

Edit: And now Venus too!

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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Deformed Church posted:

Edit: And now Venus too!

And Pliskova well on her way. That leaves Halep as the only top 10 seed still standing...

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Glare Seethe posted:

And Pliskova well on her way. That leaves Halep as the only top 10 seed still standing...

Well, let's not speak too soon.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




Did y'all know that Roger Federer is the GOAT

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Deformed Church posted:

Well, let's not speak too soon.

Hah yeah that was a bit incautious on my part. I'm glad she recovered though.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


CharlieFoxtrot posted:

Did y'all know that Roger Federer is the GOAT

I've crunched the numbers and this is in fact correct. He's a big, juicy GOAT.

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Wimbledon posted the supposed GOAT match, the 2008 final, on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHsg2M25PzY

It's six hours long but I might watch it some time, on a weekend or whatever. It was a year before I started watching tennis so I've never seen it.

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Man the BBC commentators are ripping into Paire hard.

And that's that. What a weird match.

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Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Halpe went out. It is a surprise on paper but Hsieh Su-Wei can make anyone lose the will to live, it's her superpower.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




I think Novak Djokovic may be a fraud

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Edmund's playing some good stuff at the moment.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


GULBIS!!!!!

Sodium Chloride
Dec 31, 2007



Zverev's love of five set matches is loving everything up for him.

Great seeing Gulbis do something positive again.

e: Gulbis had played more five setters in a row than Zverev and had to qualify.

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Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese


Pliskova is gone as well, that's the entire top 10, what the hell. Maybe its time for yet another Serena slam?

The men's is going much more smoothly. Early in the day but Federer is doing his thing just fine. Think he only lost 5 points in the entire set lmao.

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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


Camila Giorgi in a slam quarterfinal is kind of wild. I imagine she's going to absolutely implode versus Serena but you never know with her.

I'm rooting for Kiki Bertens, Wimbledon champion, at the end of all this.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




GaŽl Monfils is one of my favorite players

say no to bats
Aug 15, 2001
Rumblee tumblee, climin' a hunny tree

Serena struggling here against Giorgi. Down 2-4 in the first set.

Puckish Rogue
Jun 24, 2010



oh good serena won

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CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




Roger

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