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WIMBLEDON 1988- Men's Singles Final- It's Edberg v Becker...

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Raahh Sat 05-Jul-14 21:41:17

in the coaches box...grin

So Federer V Djokovic, 2014.

Gutted it isn't Nadal, or Grigor. Glad it isn't Murray, we might get more balanced commentary. grin

I think Federer may have it- and will be able to play a better game than against the big serving Raonic.

But Djok is hurting from the number of GS losses
He has only played Fed on grass once. At Wimbledon. He lost.
If the roof goes on, Fed is better indoors too.

I want a 5 set thriller, because I don't care who wins really. I am refusing to move form the sofa. My children will go to school Monday wearing pyjamas, and with a bag of crisps for lunch.

I am sticking with Virgin Pimms (a.k.a Peppermint tea)brewwine


Provencalroseparadox Sat 05-Jul-14 21:45:42

Evening. Taking my spot in the Royal Box

ElephantsNeverForgive Sat 05-Jul-14 21:48:17

I really want Fed to win
He's been playing beautifully, while all around were losing their composure, he was superb.

The doubles was stunning, and my lovely DH cooked burgers, onions and part baked bread so I could hide upstairs and watch in peace grin

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sat 05-Jul-14 21:48:39

Look at you with your fancy thread title. It's got all the words and all the apostrophes in the right places. <ducks>

Bad news on the classic final front. Struggling to find a link that isn't in 15 minute segments. I'm sure there was a full version somewhere.

Raahh Sat 05-Jul-14 21:50:28

I have my Wimbledon purple and green loom band bracelet that dd1 has made me. grin

LaVolcan Sat 05-Jul-14 21:50:55

Want Federer to tennis tennis He surely must retire soon, whereas Djoko still has a few more years left in him?

Raahh Sat 05-Jul-14 21:51:30

lobs tennis @ Rafa

neffi Sat 05-Jul-14 21:52:36

I'm sad. I loathe the pair of them. Any other combo would be an improvement sigh

Raahh Sat 05-Jul-14 21:55:14

Federer is such a star of the game, that I'd rather he retires on a high, than when he's crashed down the rankings, and losing to unknown Brits.


BestIsWest Sat 05-Jul-14 21:56:35

Just popping in to say how much I enjoyed the Veteran Men's doubles las night. Great fun. I haven't seem much of Wimbledon this year due to work.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sat 05-Jul-14 21:58:33

Losing to unknown Brits is about the worst way to go. Definitely Fed to win.Preferably in a more interesting manner than the last few days games. Although I won't complain too much if he mauls Djok.

magimedi Sat 05-Jul-14 22:19:29

Fed to win - 3 sets would be best, but I'll allow him 4.

And well done to the Socks - what a match!

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Sat 05-Jul-14 22:40:18

Tricky one. Think it'll be Fedberg in the end.

DramaAlpaca Sat 05-Jul-14 22:42:29

grin Raahh, so you did manage to think of a snappy title after all!

Nice one grin

OneInAMillionYou Sat 05-Jul-14 23:11:09

C'mon Fed! He has been magnificent this tournament and utterly dismantled Raonic.

DoctorTwo Sun 06-Jul-14 06:56:51

I am placing my mark.

Provencalroseparadox Sun 06-Jul-14 08:20:02

Fed for me purely for the monogramming.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 06-Jul-14 10:00:38

Ahaha, unknown Brits. Love it.

I want Fed to win and then retire on a high. Agree with Elephants about the way he's been playing.

We'll probably miss the start of the match as it clashes (slightly) with the Formula 1, but will see most of it.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sun 06-Jul-14 11:48:04

Might go to the shop for snacks. What do I need?

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Sun 06-Jul-14 11:54:07

Quavers, mini cheddars and Lindt!

ElephantsNeverForgive Sun 06-Jul-14 12:06:24

Im glad it isn't really Becker Vs Edburg, that would be an impossible choice.

Becker is almost exacty the same age as me (and Ive shouted my
self horse in his support countless times), but Edburg is better looking.

But, today no contest I want Feder to win. I want him to go down as the greatest player of the modern era, because he plays with almost the power of Sampras, the composure of Borg and natral talent of McEnroe.

Maybe he doesn't have the tenacity of Nadal or Agassi, but for me tennis is artistry before power, brains before brawn.

ElephantsNeverForgive Sun 06-Jul-14 12:07:30

Oops my ´ have gone AWOL

Raahh Sun 06-Jul-14 12:14:47

Elephants the '88 is one of my favourites. It went over to the Monday (I'd just finished my GCSE's so didn't have to be in school).grin

I was so chuffed to see Edberg to win, as I'd seen him a few weeks earlier playing in Didsbury. I was hopelessly in lovegrin

MrsVamos Sun 06-Jul-14 12:25:03

Hello All !

Cor, missed a blinder with the ladies, didn't I ? hmm

Kvitova played her little socks off. Wonder if it was the 'occasion' that got to Genie ?

That men's doubles was fab ! Caught the last few games.

Want Fed to win today. But. Don't want him to and then possibly match Rafas RG record. I am pathetic. sad

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sun 06-Jul-14 12:26:47

Not going to the shop. Heavens have just opened. Absolutely torrential rain/hail storm. The noise is horrendous.

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