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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2009, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Are you really HYPED for the French?

I AM ... I watch both men & women & having Directv this year will make it alot of fun. So many matches to watch

There are 5 big stories going into this slam

1) Dinara appears to be in the best form to capture the French & her
1st slam. Will Dinara do it or cave in once again?

2) Will Sharapova pull off a huge upset & duplicate Serena's 2007 Aussie run?

3) What's wrong with Serena?

4) Will Jankovic & Ivanovic continue their 2009 mediocre play?

5) AND - sneeaking in 1 for the men - Has Roger & Novak found a weakness in the armor of Nadal?
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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

I'm always hyped for a Slam. The old sentimental i am
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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

Eh, not as much as usual (probably cuz Maria has no chance in hell to win). And RG is always my least favorite slam.


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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

I'm more excited for the women's one. Even though Rafa is my fav and competition for him is building up he still is the front runner whereas literally anything can happen with the women. Half the top 8 seeds could lose in the 1st 3 rounds.

Opposite for Wimby though where any of the top 4 men + some others could win this year whereas the WS are pretty much the only likely contenders.
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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

I enjoy upsets, that's just how I am. And I am almost always happy when someone new wins a Slam. I also love it when players have a big breakthrough during a Slam. This tournament, at least on the women's side, appears to promise all of the above and lots of it. So of course I am hyped bigtime.

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I LOVE the French Open, and can't wait. I just wish so many good clay players weren't sick or injured.
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Uh you forgot one of the best scenarios out there. Venus winning it, Dinara maybe crashing out and Vee finally regains the #1 rank after her 6 year absence

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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

not really, I'm just happy that a slam is about to be played...

...I hate the day in, day out over analysis of non-Slams, so to the extent that the real stuff is coming, that's good...

...but Wimbledon makes the heart race, since I was a little kid in the70's.

That said, by the second week of the French, I'm sure I'll be hyped.
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Maria + a tennis court + her playing = good.

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I am looking ofrward for RG09

I have a feeling and depending of the draws

would be repeats of 2008 both womens and mens single finals

WTA Safina v Ivanovic

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I guess.......

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Not as much, no crybaby

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Even though it's my least favorite major, I am still extremely pumped! I can't wait to see two weeks of straight tennis coverage!

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Re: Are you really HYPED for the French?

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Uh you forgot one of the best scenarios out there. Venus winning it, Dinara maybe crashing out and Vee finally regains the #1 rank after her 6 year absence
Didn't really think this was a story since there's no evidence Venus can win RG
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