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July 6, 2008

Wimbledon Final: Live Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — hoyler @ 8:44 am

Got at least three hours to kill? Good, so do I! Let’s live blog the much anticipated Wimbledon final between:

Roger2 and Rafa

Come on in.

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June 28, 2008

Hate To Say I Told You So

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — hoyler @ 4:39 pm

Youzhny(Courtesy Getty Images/Carl De Souza)

From me, this morning:

UPSET SPECIAL: Mikhail Youzhny (+130) over Radek Stepanek

This one has a chance to be a classic. Two players who excel at different things but have the experience battling toe-to-toe with the world’s best – you might remember Youzhny took the first two sets from Rafa Nadal last year at Wimbledon…before slowing down with a back problem and falling in five. Both guys went the distance in round two and will likely battle each other to the same conclusion here, leaving them useless for a possible fourth-round match with Nadal. On a side note, part of the reason I was so ready to pick Gasquet to come out of Rafa’s bracket is because I figured one of these guys would have the gas to wear Nadal down before Gasquet got to him. Doesn’t look like the case; either way, this one should be great and I think Youzhny wins enough long rallies with his backhand to stop Stepanek in give. Expect at least two sets to go to tiebreak.”

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June 26, 2008

Retire, please.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — hoyler @ 4:34 pm

Roddick(Courtesy Alastair Grant/AP)three

Andy Roddick, once again, choked on the big stage today, falling in the second round of Wimbledon to the world’s 40th-ranked player, Janko Tipsarevic. The four-set defeat, in which Roddick dropped two tiebreaks, is just another steaming pile of dung to add to the landfill that has been Roddick’s career since his 2003 U.S. Open victory. In that nearly five-year span, Roddick has 14 singles tournament victories, with nothing to show for in the grand slams except three runner-ups.

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June 22, 2008

Forget Everything You’ve Heard About Wimbledon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — hoyler @ 6:21 pm

NadalBored(Courtesy Neil Tingle/AP)

The articles are coming in bunches, all of the essentially leading off with the question of “Is this the year Roger Federer gets knocked off?”

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