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Re:Sharapova vs Kerber Prediction

Post by Skilletsauce » Jan Sat 20, 2018 8:47 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>BJM123</b>:</font>
 
Yet you were so confident she would win??????

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Sat 20, 2018 9:30 am

Kerber had only 7 or 8 ufes the entire match. Let's see if she keeps that up as the pressure mounts in the later rounds.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Sat 20, 2018 9:31 am

Who can explain Kerber's extreme crouching that can produce winners?

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Post by Skilletsauce » Jan Sat 20, 2018 11:34 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Grossefavourite</b>:</font>
 
My theory is with her strong legs she's able to get down to the ball and handle the pace better. Only problem i have with that is Kerber may mess up her knees in the longrun.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sat 20, 2018 12:40 pm

I'll watch it later on ESPN... No meldo, No slam.

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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Sat 20, 2018 12:56 pm

1 and 3 = over and out.

Yet Shugs has the gall to say she gave Kerbs confidence, like it was hers to give or take.

I'd say that was pitiful, but it's hard to know what pumping PEDS in your system over ten years does to the mind. Shugs prolly needs more time to clean out her valves.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sat 20, 2018 1:16 pm

LOL. Pete, that's rough. lol lol

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Re:Sharapova vs Kerber Prediction

Post by 93tennisroyalty » Jan Sat 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Maria played quite horribly. She couldn't do anything out there. She needs to figure out something quickly or retire.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Sat 20, 2018 1:27 pm

Trust me, Maria was on more than meldo. She might've gotten spooked and dropped the entire cocktail, but again, she's arrogant enough to tempt fate.

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Post by Graveller » Jan Sat 20, 2018 4:28 pm

Maria is about to turn 31.... that is older than the retirement age of Graf, Seles, Clijsters, Henin, Capriati, Mauresmo, and Davenport (her first retirement, and did not win anything major after that).

Serena and Venus are the huge exception, NOT the standard. So imo Maria is living on borrowed tennis-time.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Sat 20, 2018 5:28 pm

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Post by Graveller » Jan Sat 20, 2018 6:17 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Grossefavourite</b>:</font>
 
Her shoulder has been an issue for 9 years... and maybe you ignored her over last 9 months, but there were quite some injury-related breaks, and when she played, she was not competitive when facing a decent player.

Not even ranked top40 atm with 1116 points prior the AO.
Henin had 1700 points after 1 month into her comeback.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sat 20, 2018 9:00 pm

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1 and 3 = over and out.

Yet Shugs has the gall to say she gave Kerbs confidence, like it was hers to give or take.
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Re:Sharapova vs Kerber Prediction

Post by BJM123 » Jan Sun 21, 2018 9:03 pm

Yes, I was VERY sure that Maria would win but I'm VERY pleasantly surprised that she didn't! One thing is for sure: she's not hitting with the depth that she was hitting with when she was on drugs which tells me that she was taking something else along with Meldonium...

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Re:Sharapova vs Kerber Prediction

Post by BJM123 » Jan Sun 21, 2018 9:05 pm

I can: Kerber is not that tall and so her center of gravity is naturally lower to the ground. The rule in tennis is: Whenever a ball is hit at you with pace, the lower to the ground, the better to get a full upswing. and the higher the ball, the better a more upright position would entail. ALso, with pace, there is no real time to react and a crouched position allows for that

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