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Old Jun 24, 2004, 5:01am   #1
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With the early round wrapping up, who do you like?
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 12:07am   #2
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I'm a huge tennis fan so I'll chime in here. On the men's side, you have to love Federer. His game is just so dominant, he defends better than anyone, his serves, volleys, and groundstrokes are just so consistent, and you rarely see him get upset. It would be great to see him and Roddick meet in the finals. He may have a tough time though with 6'10'' Ivo Karlovic in the 4th round. On the women's side, the obvious choice is Serena now that Venus is out. However, the draw has now really opened up for hard hitting, focused, 17 year old Maria Sharapova. The second seeded Myskina just isn't the greatest on grass, and she almost got beat in the 2nd round today.
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 1:01am   #3
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Totally agree, but I think that Guillermo Coria has a shot. I never noticed him untill the French open, and was quickly surprised. He is unbielevably fast (alot like Hewitt), and can even beat Federer in consistancy. In the French open, I watched him take out Safin - and I loved it.

Haven't seen the results from today (june 24), so tell me if I'm wrong.
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Coria, although a solid player, is a clay courter. He has yet to establish himself on grass, and barely won in five sets in the first round to an unknown on Monday. He's actually got one of the easier draws in the tournament, but it's hard to imagine him getting past Grosean in the round of 16.
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Alright, lets set up some sort of bet.

If my man Coria can beat Grosean - uh - I dunno.

I'm stumped. Any ideas? My reasoning being that because of his quickness, grass courts could only increase his advantage in speed.

Grosean is a good player, but I doubt he can beat back Coria. Maybe someone like Rodick with the ridiculous power...
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 2:34pm   #6
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Sorry Fox, but Coria won't get to play Grosean because Coria got beat in 4 sets today by some unknown German.
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"In the biggest upset in the men's draw so far, third-seeded Coria lost in the second round to Germany's Florian Mayer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Coria, an Argentine clay-courter who had never won a match at Wimbledon before this year, had needed four days to compete a rain-delayed first-round match over Wesley Moodie on Thursday."

Ouch.

You don't need to rub it in...

Alright, at least we agree on Rodick or Federer, and Serena.
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This is the first year EVER ive actually watched Wimbledon and surprisingly to me i like it. From what ive seen Federer looks unbeatable.
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Definitely one of the better Wimbledon's of all time. Great to see the youngster pull through on the women's side, and the classic 1-2 showdown on the men's side.
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