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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Might have become a little spoiled, LT.
    Is it really being spoiled expecting someone under 30 to be any good, Next-gen are appalling. Dimitrov, Raonic, Nishikori.

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    You don't rate Zverev?
    He has potential, as do Coric, NK and a few others, but lets not anoint a kid who has won only 3 250s so far. and hasn't been past the third round of a slam. He's 2 tall anyway, gonna find movement hard if he carries on playing the best players, injuries bound to follow if he doesn't change his style too, we'll see though.
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    Maria Sharapova has done enough to at least guarantee entry into the Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament. If she reaches the Semi's in Rome she'll be ranked high enough to gain direct entry to the main draw. Still relying on a Wild Card to make the French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    Disappointing.
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    No wild card at the French for Maria. Not surprised. She then pulled out injured from the Italian Open so can't now get automatically into the Wimbledon draw.I think she could be driven out and possibly retire within a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vogue View Post
    Disappointing.
    Very much so. Absolutely escapes me, Federer's reasoning behind putting all his eggs in the Wimbledon/US Open basket. He had nothing to lose on clay FFS. Fewer threats as well, with Murray being terrible and Djokovic way below his best.

    Just go out and swing freely as he did in the first 3 months and see where it takes him. I don't think it would be enough to beat an in-form Rafa at the French, but he'd have a chance to take it to 5 if he played with the same free mindset and executed properly, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Very much so. Absolutely escapes me, Federer's reasoning behind putting all his eggs in the Wimbledon/US Open basket. He had nothing to lose on clay FFS. Fewer threats as well, with Murray being terrible and Djokovic way below his best.

    Just go out and swing freely as he did in the first 3 months and see where it takes him. I don't think it would be enough to beat an in-form Rafa at the French, but he'd have a chance to take it to 5 if he played with the same free mindset and executed properly, IMO.
    He has missed most of the clay court season though..perhaps he's playing cautious as grass is his first love. An age thing maybe? Still ...disappointing not to see him there.

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    French Open and Wimbledon are too close for someone like him, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Very much so. Absolutely escapes me, Federer's reasoning behind putting all his eggs in the Wimbledon/US Open basket. He had nothing to lose on clay FFS. Fewer threats as well, with Murray being terrible and Djokovic way below his best.

    Just go out and swing freely as he did in the first 3 months and see where it takes him. I don't think it would be enough to beat an in-form Rafa at the French, but he'd have a chance to take it to 5 if he played with the same free mindset and executed properly, IMO.
    More likely to hurt his knee on clay.
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    The French Open is a real slog. If Fed doesn't think he can win it it makes perfect sense to prepare for Wimbledon instead.
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    Murray beaten in the 2nd round in Rome. Hope his decline isn't terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    More likely to hurt his knee on clay.
    Probably. I just hope he hasn't underestimated his chances on clay.. because he's a pretty damn good clay court player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Very much so. Absolutely escapes me, Federer's reasoning behind putting all his eggs in the Wimbledon/US Open basket. He had nothing to lose on clay FFS. Fewer threats as well, with Murray being terrible and Djokovic way below his best.

    Just go out and swing freely as he did in the first 3 months and see where it takes him. I don't think it would be enough to beat an in-form Rafa at the French, but he'd have a chance to take it to 5 if he played with the same free mindset and executed properly, IMO.
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    He has missed most of the clay court season though..perhaps he's playing cautious as grass is his first love. An age thing maybe? Still ...disappointing not to see him there.
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    French Open and Wimbledon are too close for someone like him, I guess.
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    The French Open is a real slog. If Fed doesn't think he can win it it makes perfect sense to prepare for Wimbledon instead.
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    Probably. I just hope he hasn't underestimated his chances on clay.. because he's a pretty damn good clay court player.

    All good points, but I just think he might have had a hit or two on clay and not felt right and decided to call it off. Could be much simpler than what most of us might assume.
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    Does anyone else think that Kontaveit looks like a future Grand Slam winner?

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