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    Haven't been able to catch much of this tournament but I'm really enjoying the men's final. Stan the Man is taking it to Novak.

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    Stan's backhand is awesome, hopefully he can close it out.

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    Wow, Wawrinka wins it in 4. Stunning. I thought for sure Djokovic would take it to a 5th.

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    Stan has always played well against Djokovic. Even that time at the US Open I believe two years ago, he always pushed him to 5 sets and it was neck and neck. And I believe Stan beat Novak in the semis at the 2014 Australian Open. It always a fantastic match when those two square off!

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    Stan was beastly today and it's hard for Novak (or anyone) to answer that kind of power when it's played nearly mistake free. He upped his game considerably because he looked pretty beatable against Tsonga who choked away some big points.
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    Who wins Wimbledon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzapple View Post
    Wow, Wawrinka wins it in 4. Stunning. I thought for sure Djokovic would take it to a 5th.
    I don't think he had much of a chance with being under such scrutiny. Now that he won't have the massive advantage of approving head nods from his coach, he's just not the same player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysblue View Post
    Who wins Wimbledon?
    Novak. The pressure to win the Grand Slam is off and I expect him to dominate. There's always a chance to someone else steps up tremendously like Stan did at the French and ultiamtely ruins it for him but I wouldn't put my money on the field.
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    First big Wimbledon upset is Carla Suarez Navarro. She seemed like a real up and comer earlier this year but now she's been upset early in two straight Grand Slams. So much for that. We're still waiting for some kind of real challenger to Serena's domincance to emerge. Everyone that shows promise, quikly starts to flounder.
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    Bouchard continues to play horrible tennis, dropping the first set vs some 100+ ranked player.

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    I went there last year. I had an awesome time. Centre court one day, Court one another. I missed out on tickets this year, though a colleague has semi final tickets, so I may be able to go if his very pregnant wife can't.

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    Kyrgios' behaviour yesterday was disgusting. Spoilt brat!

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    I can't remember a player playing that well and losing in straight sets

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    Good example of a game plan coming together perfectly for Federer.

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    Looks like we could be in for another epic Wimbledon final. Once again rooting for Fed to win it one more time.

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    Congrats to Novak. He just pulled away and took his game to another level the last two sets. For the first two sets, it was neck and neck and was looking like it was going to be an epic match. Oh well. This gives Novak 9 grand slams now - can he eventually catch up to Nadal and Federer?

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