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Post by lags72 Mon 03 Sep 2018, 6:19 pm

I knew virtually nothing of this guy’s background or his tennis ‘pedgree’ until I read this piece. But, having just done so, I instantly like him a lot Wink

We all (understandably) tend to focus constantly on the big names, and so often to the exclusion of the lesser lights. I think it’s refreshing to learn something of the mindset of someone who has made the second week of a Slam for the very first time - and just how much it means to them, in non-monetary terms.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/us-open-nice-guy-john-millman-gears-up-to-face-roger-federer/news-story/ba30dd6462897630d41825d1f09fce1e

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Post by Born Slippy Mon 03 Sep 2018, 9:44 pm

Unfortunately that’s behind a paywall for me. Millman always seems a top guy though, having come back from serious injury issues. Hope he can give a good account of himself later.

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Post by lags72 Mon 03 Sep 2018, 9:53 pm

Oh, sorry, didn’t realise ....wouldn’t have linked if I had known.
I have often come up against the paywall myself on The Australian site - but this particular piece was immediately available gratis to me (ie I don't subscribe),  so I just assumed the same scenario would apply for everyone else.

Maybe, just maybe, he can pull off a big shock.......

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Post by theslosty Tue 04 Sep 2018, 12:19 am

lags72 wrote:Maybe, just maybe, he can pull off a big shock.......
There will surely be a day that lags actually predicts Fed to win a match, but it won't be today   Wink
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Post by lags72 Tue 04 Sep 2018, 1:14 am

theslosty wrote:
lags72 wrote:Maybe, just maybe, he can pull off a big shock.......
There will surely be a day that lags actually predicts Fed to win a match, but it won't be today   Wink

Laugh

Well it was only a maybe !!

Ok. I hear you. i’ll put my neck on the block and pick the Fed this time.

(but if the shock happens ..... just remember my other post !)

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Post by laverfan Tue 04 Sep 2018, 5:01 am

Federer down two set to 1 to Millman. Too many misses.

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Post by theslosty Tue 04 Sep 2018, 8:54 am

Now that's a cruel irony... I now feel somewhat responsible for Fed's defeat
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Post by Pal Joey Tue 04 Sep 2018, 9:46 am

Don't worry Losty... it wasn't your fault. Smile

So good to have a decent sportsman with good manners in this country again.

After what we've been through - with all the disgraceful behaviour and shockingly poor sportsmanship in tennis and cricket in particular, it's just so good to see a player like John Millman have a special day like that. I wish him all the best in the future.

Being a Queenslander is a huge plus I believe. He seems tough as nails and a true stayer... able to fight back. He was able to put some pressure on the Fed, who surprisingly? cracked at those crucial points. Maybe he's a more modern version of a Pat Rafter grafter type player with some fighting edge and durability on the court? Hope he goes well down the track.
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Post by LuvSports! Wed 05 Sep 2018, 2:31 pm

Won't start a new thread, so will post this here.
I got asked to write this last night but the match analysis and history of Millman had been covered in detail.
So I wrote this on the fly...
Please read!
https://www.theroar.com.au/2018/09/05/can-john-millman-the-federer-slayer-win-the-us-open/

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