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Post by sirfredperry on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 9:08 am

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Murray, Rafa and Konta among those playing today. Let's hope for no more centre court retirements. Brown is spectacular and unpredictable but will make far too many UEs to worry Murray. (Wonder if someone said the same thing shortly before the German beat Rafa at SW19?).
   Konta lost to Vekic on grass last month but should come thru this time.

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Post by lags72 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:49 pm

Great spirit from Young. But only delaying the inevitable.

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Post by Guest on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:49 pm

Nadal's more aggressive style is covering his lack of movement over the grass - at least compared to Nadal of yore.  He is also not bending much at the knees - he is not stooping, getting low to hit shots.


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Post by temporary21 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:50 pm

Mmm. Used all his energy to break.  Rafa though knows when to push

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Post by temporary21 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:53 pm

That's that.

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 8:54 pm

Thank goodness for that Rolling Eyes

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:20 pm

Haddie-nuff wrote:I think he has been, at times, a little tentative. He has to make the changes needed for grass. He must be conscious of his past few performances at Wimby and wants to get a couple more rounds out of the way to boost his confidence

Personally I (and the press it seems, for the little their opinion matters) think he's played very well the past 2 matches. Don't think he's been tentative or had a problem with the serve, or UEs. He's still gonna be vulnerable to someone with a lot of power playing lights out (who isn't?) but looks great on grass
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Post by laverfan on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:24 pm

ChequeredJersey wrote:
Haddie-nuff wrote:I think he has been, at times, a little tentative. He has to make the changes needed for grass. He must be conscious of his past few performances at Wimby and wants to get a couple more rounds out of the way to boost his confidence

Personally I (and the press it seems, for the little their opinion matters) think he's played very well the past 2 matches. Don't think he's been tentative or had a problem with the serve, or UEs. He's still gonna be vulnerable to someone with a lot of power playing lights out (who isn't?) but looks great on grass

Cilic is the one who can trouble Nadal given both their respective forms.

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Post by Guest82 on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:34 pm

Nadal looks very good to me. I think he's got a very good chance of winning it. Even when he was doing well at Wimbledon he usually struggled in the early rounds (5 sets v Haase etc) but not this year.

That said, Khachanov next up might give him a match. He's a big server with power off both wings, if he's on then it might be a match. He's struggled in his first two matches though so maybe not.

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:51 pm

Just watching the Murray match on iplayer, as I missed it. Easy win, Murray looking much better and moving well. Becker looks awful, poor chap!

Agree Cilic is the big danger

I wonder how much Rafa's improved backhand helps him stay on the front foot against an in form power player?
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Post by temporary21 on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 12:05 am

Loads. He doesn't have to give up space running around his fh anymore

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 6:25 am

Lets hope you are all right and I am wrong. Wink

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