I don't think Federer will win this year, Wimbledon is his kingdom, but his form this year is a far cry compared to his previous years. He only won one tournament in 2013, a 250. Though granted it was on grass.
I'm thinking the 3 people who can stop Murray winning this year are Djokovic, Tsonga and Federer in that order. Djokovic especially has an incredibly favoring tournament ladder with the only really dangerous opponent in his half being Berdych (I'm not counting Ferrer since he sucks on grass). So he'll play maybe 1 tough match before the final.
Grey wrote:my hopes are for murray this year, but i'd love to see hewitt do well. i'm surprised he gets as far as he does at his age, he's tremendously consistent
It's more that he's phenomenal at the grass court. His knowledge of the surface is incredible. But his age still gets to him. I've watched the Queen's Club tournament 2 weeks ago, and in his first few matches he was incredible. But once he reached the semis he seemed very fatigued and he lost to Čilić, although still putting up a fight. Since this is a Grand Slam and you need to play at least 3 sets in each match, I think he'll be exhausted by the time he reaches round 4.
Tuor wrote:I just hope Djokovic doesn't win for the men
Oh you don't like Djokovic? I find him very sympathetic and consider him very likeable given his past as a kid in warzone Serbia. Comes across nice and loyal to his friends and family in his interviews, too.
Tuor wrote: I have nothing against him as a person
Tuor wrote:It just gets boring when one person wins everything
He is currently the number 1 in the ATP ranking, but "everything" is a bit of a stretch. Just look at the last 4 Grand Slam's we've had. Federer won 2012's Wimbledon, Murray the 2012 US Open, Djokovic won 2013's Australian Open and Nadal the recent French Open. So all 4 Grand Slams titles are currently evenly split among the Big 4 players. That's way more even than in 2010 or 2011. When Nadal and Djokovic were almost peerless, respectively.
I don't watch tennis all the time, before watching the French Open this year I hadn't watched a Slam for a while. My everything was slightly hyperbolic, and probably had me remembering 2010/2011 when he was winning more.
Yesterday's Wimbledon was incredible! Federer, Azarenka, Sharapova and Tsonga are all out. Tsonga and Azarenka due to injuries, Federer and Sharapova due to a loss. The Stakhovsky vs Federer match was just phenomenal. Stakhovsky played like freakin' Pete Sampras, and his ATP rank is only number 116!
Simpsons case is a bit more complicated than that. Matt Groening, the original creator, wasn't very heavily involved past season 2. He is mostly a figurehead and had little input in both the best and worst episodes. The best seasons, 3-9, had all kinds of writer shake-ups, seasons 3-4, 5-7, and 8-9 all had pretty different writing teams.
And Al Jean, the guy often blamed for the current stagnation, did some great stuff in the early seasons, then left, and then returned once, according to most people, the decline was already underway. So he can't take the bulk of the responsibility either.
It seems to me after the movie of both Simpsons and spongebob, episodes went downhill.
It's a pretty tired subject, but most people, me included, think Simpsons went downhill way before the movie. And most people, me included, think the seasons immediately following the movie, 20-21, showed some signs of improvement, which sadly proved temporary with seasons 22-24.
Bartoli and Murray won Wimbledon. I'm happy for both of them, but especially Bartoli since no one expected her to win. Even though she was in the final 6 years ago, and defeated Serena 2 years ago. Great tournament this year, Djokovic vs Del Potro and Lisicki vs Radwańska were fantastic matches.
On a different note, I've watched this video:
And youtube started recommending me holocaust revisionist videos. What the hell!!? Why am I getting holocaust denying videos as recomendations, when I watched a video confirming holocaust. Am I to understand most people viewing the video are neo-Nazis agreeing with Himmler? That's a nasty thought.
Rival wrote:Bartoli and Murray won Wimbledon. I'm happy for both of them, but especially Bartoli since no one expected her to win. Even though she was in the final 6 years ago, and defeated Serena 2 years ago. Great tournament this year, Djokovic vs Del Potro and Lisicki vs Radwańska were fantastic matches.
i was thrilled to see murray win it, but i had to admit that djokovic wasn't on top form
and yes, both of those semi-final matches were fantastic. watchining lisicki come from behind to win it and watching del potro just push djokovic to 5 sets were such gratifying moments in the matches. that mens final especially: all of the last 20 points or so were heart-racing. some of the best tennis i've ever seen.