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Old 07-16-2017, 06:29 PM   #21
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Default Re: Roger Federer gets his 18th Grand Slam win

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What was wrong with Cilic. Crying on one of the breaks. I've never seen anything like that before. Glad Fed got his 19 major. He is a class act.
That's what make tennis and golf so different from team sports. In golf, you can have a great round one day, then go out to the same course the next day and have one of the worst rounds of your life. Playing the very same holes. In tennis, you ever see match scores where one player wins one set 6-0 or 6-1, then the very next set loses it 6-0 or 6-1?

That's because typically the players are out there all by themselves competing, and when things start to go wrong, they only have themselves to figure it out. No coaches, no teammates to help pick up the slack. Even with golf you have your caddy who can talk to you about approaches to a hole.

That's when your demons can start to come out and play. When nothing is going right, the answer could be right in front of you but you still can't see it. It's like a bag being pulled over your head and you can't breathe.

Per ESPN, Cilic was dealing with a blister on his foot during the later rounds. He said the blister itself wasn't what caused him to break down, it was the realization that because of the blister, he wouldn't get the opportunity to give his best effort today, in what was one of the most important matches of his career. And the idea of that caused him to break down....
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Default Re: Roger Federer gets his 18th Grand Slam win

Yeah well he's a punta. On the other hand the end of the John Deere today was awesome.
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He's being mentioned as a favorite to take the US Open at the end of the summer. That would give him 3 for the year and 20 total.

A lot will depend on how Murray, Nadal, and Djokavich are playing. But he looked unstoppable on grass. It certainly is possible. Would be an incredible year after sitting out a good part of last year.
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