Wimbledon 2008 Mens Singles Final, Nadal vs Federer: Documentary

 First we had the early grass season

 during which I was trying to exhibit some restraint

 

 

but Feliciano Lopez won at Queens after a valiant semi against Grigor Dimitrov

 

and Juan Martín del Potro and Nick Kyrgios played at Boodles

 

and I’m sure you remember JMDP was one of the heroes of Roland Garros

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and Nick was a Wimbledon dark horse

(with sadness I write “was”, as of this writing immediately post 1R he is out of the tournament, having retired from his first match with that hip injury flaring up - some of what we’ll miss from him this grass season)

So with so many surprises in the run-up season that we don’t quite know what to expect,

HERE IS THE DRAW

(Mens, Ladies, Singles, Doubles, Wheelchair, Qualifying Results - Wimbledon 2017)

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the strawberries are out

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we have our instructions

The Ladies Inspire At Wimbledon (And Away From It)

Even though Serena is not in the draw, she is still in the news

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(and you can see her doing standing drills on her Insta!)

Since she & Woz are good friends, I am wondering if they scheduled these covers at the same time:

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Madison Keys is back from injury and through her first round match

 

2x-champion Petra has returned from a quite possibly life-threatening injury

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 Ons Jabeur is a historic qualifier v. U.S.’s Asia Muhammad

 Heather Watson is ready to defend her Mixed Doubles title

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Vika is back and a role model for new moms who want to improve their serves


***Happy 20th Anniversary at Wimbledon, Venus***

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 75th Grand Slam Main Draw and One of the Favorites:

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Some comments on the other issue she’s currently dealing with and then AFACPG, the topic is closed:


Whoever runs the social media feed at Wimbledon both remembers the GMOAT and is clearly looking for a 19th Grand Slam victory and 8th Wimbledon title for Roger

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 Rafa’s fans, however, have a few things to say about that

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*850 Career Wins*

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(you can watch Roger’s live daily feed for practice here)

 

EARLIER THIS SEASON:

Rafa Gives NextGen Crown Prince Zverev the Younger a Clay Lesson

Roger Gives NextGen Crown Prince Zverev the Younger a Grass Lesson

 After Withdrawing from Queens for Rest (Let’s Remember Roger Skipped the WHOLE CLAY SEASON) Rafa Trains for Wimbledon

and does an exho

HIT THE BALL AS LOUD AS YOU CAN

Rafa Gets a Practice Vid Pretty Much To Himself

Defending Champion Sir Muzz (Andy Murray) Opens Play, As Is Tradition

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Kei Nishikori starts with a record-time win:

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With Nick out, we’ll have to make do for the time being with The Magician That Is Dustin Brown

U.S. Coverage from First Ball is on ESPN

(don’t confuse yourself looking for it on Tennis Channel or TCPlus)

UK Coverage is on SkySport

Wimbledon Radio

(so you can listen at work and not get busted – just don’t do what I did and shout at the end of Andy v. Andy (Roddick v. Murray) in the 2009 SFs; it was Friday but even so it was disconcerting for everybody)

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