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Thumbs up Men's tennis is a joke; women's tennis is much better right now...

By all means I love Roger and I want him to just keep winning and winning.

But it's funny that none of the others could win. It's become very predictable.

Women's tennis, by contrast, has a group of players that can win at any time Justine, Venus, Serena etc... Justine got the better of everyone but let's not forget Wimbledon was only a like 2 months ago.

Fact is, we don't know who will win the Australian Open. Justine seems a good bet but something like Wimbledon could happen again.

But I already know Roger will win at least the Australian, Wimbledon and US next year.

So not only do the women deserve the equal prizemoney but women's tennis actually worth watching now because of the unpredictably of outcomes.

Of course, this appraisal does not include the recent US Open final because the result of that was a foregone conclusion.

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Re: Men's tennis is a joke; women's tennis is much better right now...

Unfortunately tactically mens tennis is more interesting right now. So many of the women dont seem to be able to create a new tactic on the fly...they just go out and lose. Yeah the conclusion is foregone but right now men's tennis is very exciting in the first week or so but women's tennis doesn't pick up steam until the second week. Thus I'm happiest when its a joint event.
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Re: Men's tennis is a joke; women's tennis is much better right now...

I'm not a fan of Roddick, Lopez, or Federer, but Federer's matches with those two players were fantastic. Arguably better than almost any woman's match at the USO. And they weren't even my favorite men's matches.

The men know how to entertain on court with talent. Women have drama on their side, but nothing beats a classic five-set thriller.
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Men's tennis is getting to be zzzz. Roger winning everything means no rivalry except with Nadal..
Plus Roger = no drama. Sorry, but he doesn't have that much personality.
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Re: Men's tennis is a joke; women's tennis is much better right now...

You must be blind

Djokovic and Nadal can challenge him. Djokovic beat him in Canada couple weeks ago.

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Let's compare the slam winners of MTF with the WTA for the past 2 years...

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2006 - Mauresmo (AO), Henin (FO), Mauresmo (Wimby), Sharapova (USO)
2007 - Serena (AO), Henin (FO), Venus (Wimby), Henin (USO)

In those 2 years, Henin won 3, Mauresmo got 2 and the others are at 1.


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2006 - Federer (AO), Nadal (FO), Federer (Wimby), Federer (USO)
2007 - Please see above.

With the exception of FO, Federer has won basically everything else that's on offer... and he has won at least TWO slams for the past FOUR YEARS.

Yeap... MTF is too predictable. It'll be a miracle if Federer were to lose any of the GS in the next 2-3 years.


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Give me a f*****g break!?

look at Federer's finals with Nadal this year, and even this match with Djokovic, while in straight sets, was a good tight contest.

compare this to the 4 woman finals this year?
6-1 6-2
6-1 6-1
6-1 6-4
6-1 6-3

kind of shit.

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lus Roger = no drama. Sorry, but he doesn't have that much personality.
If you need that, go to a circus or a cinema.

dont watch tennis.
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With the exception of FO, Federer has won basically everything else that's on offer... and he has won at least TWO slams for the past FOUR YEARS.
Like Steffi Graf was doing every year - 10 years ago.

dont hold Federer's brilliance against him, just because he's too good.... not other atp players faults.
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This US Open men's draw was the most exciting major in years! Great matches all over the place!
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Yes, ATP is too predictable in these days but that doesn't mean ATP is a joke

Look at those WTA finals in Grand Slams this year! That's what a joke is!


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at least none of them are as horrendous as the anna sveta SF
that makes u doubt if they are no 2 and no 5 at all
and what does that say about the wta
they are unpredictable because they are pathetic
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at least none of them are as horrendous as the anna sveta SF
that makes u doubt if they are no 2 and no 5 at all
and what does that say about the wta
they are unpredictable because they are pathetic
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Mens was about Fed/Nadal in 07
Womans = Henin/Williams'

as predictable as each other

difference: more drama and longer more competative finals in mens.
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