OT: Amazing Australian Tennis Finals - Venus vs. Serena and Federer vs. Nadal

Submitted by BoFan on January 27th, 2017 at 12:38 PM

It's amazing all four of these champions are in this year's final.  These players should have peaked 8 years ago which is the last time they all played in a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.  

 

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xtramelanin

January 27th, 2017 at 10:09 PM ^

i actually know a few of the posters and a number of 'lurkers' and they are good folks. i would be interested in meeting any number of you all in general. i have a feeling that even the overly abrasive ones aren't so bad in real life. 

incidentally, i didn't neg you and i'd be curious who did and why.  another mgoblog mystery. 

jmblue

January 27th, 2017 at 12:50 PM ^

It's crazy how they can keep up this level of play.  Everyone keeps waiting for the changing of the guard and the vets keep hanging around.

I'd love to see Fed get one more but I don't think he quite has the legs at his point in his career to survive two full weeks in a Grand Slam.  He tends to wear down in the last couple of rounds.  OTOH, I thought Nadal's body was pretty much broken  down by now, too.

uncle leo

January 27th, 2017 at 12:54 PM ^

For both of the finals. I will make sure to set my alarm at 5 to watch the latter half of both matches. 

It's been a very wild tournament. The top two guys were swept away very early in the tournament.

snarling wolverine

January 27th, 2017 at 1:20 PM ^

I think this is awesome, but is it getting to a point where we should wonder if they're doing it clean?  To be world-class in your mid-30s is nuts.  (In Nadal's case he's not quite that old, but he's pretty much wrecked his body in past years.)

Lou MacAdoo

January 27th, 2017 at 2:36 PM ^

Federer is so smooth and looks so effortless that he can probably play until he's 40. Nadal on the other hand looked like he could break down too young with his style of play. If anything I'm surprised they don't have arthritis or carpal tunnel from the repetitive motion of flipping back their hair or pulling wedgies

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UM Fan from Sydney

January 27th, 2017 at 1:24 PM ^

I am upset to have missed the two men's semifinal matches. I forgot to record Roger's match. I actually did record Rafael's match, but forgot to turn my iPhone on do not disturb mode. My ESPN alert popped on my screen when it was sitting on my desk and naturally I looked at it, only to see that Rafael won. Both semifinals went five sets...very upset I missed them. I will certainly be watching the final, though.

GRBluefan

January 27th, 2017 at 2:32 PM ^

that we have had this topic open for almost 2 hours and we haven't had somebody say WEIRD THAT THEY HAVE TWO MENS FINALS THIS YEAR, or something along those lines.  I never understood the hate a lot of folks have for the Williams sisters.  They seem like a great american success story, and also seem pretty darn likeable to me.  

Way to go mgoblog community, I guess?

BoFan

January 27th, 2017 at 2:58 PM ^

I'm pulling for Venus and Nadal. Both of those would be great comeback stories. Serena has owned her sister since the early years. And Nadal's body has been a disaster the last few years. Federer has all his records already.