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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Was interested to hear that they were seeded 2 and 3. I thought that 2 and 3 were in the same half of the draw, meeting in the semi's with the other semi being 1 v 4 assuming the seeds get through that far.
    I had a look to see if that was the same situation in the Mens' draw, and found that there was no #1 seed! Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    I had a look to see if that was the same situation in the Mens' draw, and found that there was no #1 seed! Weird.
    Because Nadal withdrew after the seeding and draw was done.
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    The Herald declared that VEnus made the no 1 rated player look like a rank amateur - that was their headline. The tennis rating system is worse than Glicko one and two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schu
    I really hope Federer does his usual job of crushing Roddick.
    YEAH!! GO FEDERER!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue
    YEAH!! GO FEDERER!!
    I'm confused. Are you going for Federer or Roddick?
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I'm confused. Are you going for Federer or Roddick?
    ... Federer, of course!!
    How can u be so confused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue
    ... Federer, of course!!
    How can u be so confused?
    I thought you were telling Federer to go... somewhere, anywhere, but just go!
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I thought you were telling Federer to go... somewhere, anywhere, but just go!
    LOL

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    5-7,7-6,7-6, 3-6, 16-14 to Federer
    5-setter!

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    I've gotta say, I'm impressed that Roddick seems to have curtailed his usual fits of aimlessly abusing the umpire and linespeople - I thought he'd be a prick for life. About bloody time, frankly.
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    I don't think Roddick was ever a prick but he's definitely settled down since getting married.

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    And frankly who wouldn't with a wife who looks like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    I don't think Roddick was ever a prick but he's definitely settled down since getting married.
    I dunno, the way he'd abuse the chair umpire almost constantly when HE was missing the court was quite a prickish move. I know, heat of the competition and all that, but still, I have trouble imagining someone's really a nice guy after the absolute nasty abuse that Roddick gave out to people just trying to do their job.

    But like I said, I'm glad to see that it seems to have gone, he's probably a better tennis player for it too, redirecting his energy onto the court.

    The girl's cute, not my type though. But if she mellows him out, I'm all for her
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schu
    I dunno, the way he'd abuse the chair umpire almost constantly when HE was missing the court was quite a prickish move. I know, heat of the competition and all that, but still, I have trouble imagining someone's really a nice guy after the absolute nasty abuse that Roddick gave out to people just trying to do their job.
    McEnroe was MUCH worse and people loved to watch. These days tennis has become too sterile. It is good to see players firing up and showing their emotions although at times Roddick does go a bit too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schu
    I've gotta say, I'm impressed that Roddick seems to have curtailed his usual fits of aimlessly abusing the umpire and linespeople - I thought he'd be a prick for life. About bloody time, frankly.
    Lol yeah, but it's hilarious to watch

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