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Most boring slam SF's in how long??

so uneventful. then they wonder why atp is much more exciting/popular
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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

Wimbledon has had boring semifinals for the past several years .
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And they wonder why people prefer menís tennis. I feel stupid for not learning the lesson from last year and kept purchasing the ticket for the ladiesí semi this year Itís even worse than last year I will never ever pay this much money for days that only women play again.

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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

both were washouts under an hour, it for sure doesn't look good.


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A centre court ticket today costs £160. You’d have felt quite short changed when you could have got Roger and Djokovic for the same price yesterday. Singles play all done by 4pm. Wonder how many of the crowd will bother coming back for the men’s doubles SF

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Absolutely! Strycova left her brains and tennis in the locker room today.

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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

OP is a troll but anyway...

Serena vs Barbie was top quality. It's not because a great player outplays another that it's boring.

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Serena vs Barbie was top quality. It's not because a great player outplays another that it's boring.

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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

Since last year.

Kerber def. Ostapenko 63 63
Serena def. Goerges 62 64

Also 2017:
Muguruza def. Rybarikova 61 61
Venus def. Konta 64 62

Arguably 2016 as well:
Kerber def. Venus 64 64
Serena def. Vesnina 62 60

Its obvious you have a short memory or simply don't follow the WTA... given the stupid threads you open every week...

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both were washouts under an hour, it for sure doesn't look good.
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Come on, let's be real here, we knew going into the quarterfinals that these two would be in the final. So we got there quicker, whatever, it means their both in great form and we'll have one of the best Wimbledon finals in a long time.
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That's just the big advantage of Bo5. I've seen plenty of ATP SFs which were not competitive as well, take this year's AO for example. But Bo5 at least still guarantees you solid 2-2,5 hours of play even if it's a lopsided match. And people will wet their pants regardless of how boring the match is as long as there's Nadal, Federer or Djokovic on the scoreboard.

But it's true that, especially at Wimbledon, the quality of big WTA matches has been terrible. The last three-set match at Wimbledon in a SF or F was in 2015! I wonder why this is so extreme in this major.
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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

The US Open SFs were also quite uneventful. What was the last GREAT slam SFs anyway? Halep-Kerber in Australia last year?
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The US Open SFs were also quite uneventful. What was the last GREAT slam SFs anyway? Halep-Kerber in Australia last year?
Yup. And before that, Sloane-Venus USO 2017.

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Re: Most boring slam SF's in how long??

on the contrary: mens semis feature the top3 with fedal the XL and augut/nole who beat him twice this year. it's not even close for sure.


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Lots of upsets, open field- bad
Favourites beats underdogs easily- also bad.
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Halep-Svitolina lasted 1h 13min.

as if the 13 minutes are significant in any way.
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