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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #2971
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Just had a look at the draw and realized that one of Kubot, Paire, Mannarino, Almagro, Janowicz, Melzer or Stakhovsky is going to make a Wimbledon SF.
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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #2972
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

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Probably for the public there's gonna be a lot of "who?" for both men's and women's matches. The draws are pretty equivalent now with seeds gone and one british player in each, though it's unlikely Laura will make it as far as andy.

The end of the big four was going to happen at some point, it's been stale for a while. The women's side has been a bit unlucky as it's only sharapova who has actually lost, to also lose vika to injury is just pure bad luck. At least the women's side can sell the rush of 18,19,20 year olds coming through.

Personally for me I just want to see interesting matches.
While the end of the big four is inevitable, you'd like it to be to some sort of new breed. Not just Federer and Nadal losing like they have here. I don't really think it's stale in the general public eyes either, they still lap it up. I will be interested to see the secondary prices of tickets next week, those tickets from quarter finals onwards can normally got for 4 figures second hand, I can see prices crashing down though, there is not going to be many takers for Almagro vs Paire or whatever.

On the womens side you want to see the "new star is born" story like you say, and not just a couple of people who got there by default. WTA are desperate for Stephens to make a run to at least the semi's here, otherwise you could have some latter stages that are a really tough sell to the general public. It's a shame that most the stories for the crowd to get behind (Robson, Lisicki etc.) are also in Serena's quarter of the draw. I have this horrible vision we could end up some really dud event from the quarter finals onwards.
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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #2973
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Just had a look at the draw and realized that one of Kubot, Paire, Mannarino, Almagro, Janowicz, Melzer or Stakhovsky is going to make a Wimbledon SF.
And if that semi final is vs anyone not named Andy Murray then you might as well pack up the tent right now .
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Wimbledon and the French Open traded souls.

I'm with you on hoping for just good matches (any challenge to Serena on the women's side would be nice). I'm also hoping that one of the youngsters has their break out tournament here. And even though I'm not a big fan, it would be nice if Murray won just to see the crowd reaction.

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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

I didn't think this Wimbledon would become an even bigger mess but then it did. I couldn't believe that Stakhovsky of all players beat Fed, same with MLDB and Sharapova.

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Just had a look at the draw and realized that one of Kubot, Paire, Mannarino, Almagro, Janowicz, Melzer or Stakhovsky is going to make a Wimbledon SF.
Hopefully Janowicz.
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 05:06 AM   #2976
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

It took me a whole day to absorb all these shocks one after another.
Losing vika I thought the day couldn't get any worse. Of course it was the worst as there will be the after effect of the injuries but then all of my faves suffered shocking losses. Maria losing to mldb I just can't...and then fed losing to that bigot to all people. I was so mad at him. Of course credit should be given to both of them . They played lights out. But I am still in shock. Worst Wimbledon hell worst grand slam ever for me.have lost all interest in it now.
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #2977
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If Fed loses this I might admit myself into a mental institution. This day doesn't feel real anymore.
Oh I went through the same emotions
Apparently we have same faves.
I am stil in shock. I keep thinking fed should retire before losing to a qualifier now I am so mad. He keeps torturing me
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Vika(jus nooooooo), Maria,Fed, Nadal all gone. Lets pretend this Wimbledon never happened as we are having world war II right now
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #2979
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Somebody has made this kind of photo collage from Wimbledon 2013:

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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

We can officially call it The Injury Slam
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #2981
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Starting with the Robson match today, i have a sneaky feeling this day will mostly be a reminder how easy it would be for Vika to go through most players in this draw.

I need to let it go, i know. Hopefully some quality matches today.
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #2982
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Thanks to one of the BBC commentators I now know that women's tennis is "baseline bashing" with no variety.
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Watched a couple of matches from last year, and so far i have not seen one player slipping. They are running up balls in the corner and turn, split step without problem. This year i see falls in almost every match.

Perhaps it was out of the organizers hands (wheater and so on) but it must be incorrect to say it is not worse this year. They should admit that instead of sort of blaming the players (by saying the courts are in top condition when players complain).

The only court i have seen that seems to be sort of ok is the centre court.
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Serena out. What the hell is this Wimbledon?
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I officially hate Wimbledon. I know it's the wrong way to be thinking, but I can't help but think what could have been.
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