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    This has been one of the better US Opens of recent years, with tons of exciting, white-knuckle type matches. Last night's Ferrer win over Nadal (which went past 2 a.m. under the lights) was a dandy, as were James Blake's two five-set matches.

    Just a couple more days left. Better check it out tonight, Federer v. Roddick is the late match, with a semifinal berth on the line. With the way Roddick's been playing and his overlooked status in this year's tourney, hopefully he can pull off an upset. With the way he's been serving, it may take five sets for Federer to put him away. Nothing like a match under the lights that lasts past midnight to get the racuous NYC crowd going.
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    Blake is by far the most frustrating player to watch. He looks great one game, then like he has no business on the court the next. He had so many chances against Haas, I'm still in shock he didn't pull it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan
    Blake is by far the most frustrating player to watch. He looks great one game, then like he has no business on the court the next. He had so many chances against Haas, I'm still in shock he didn't pull it out.

    He goes for big shot after big shot so he's going to look like a world beater when he's hitting them, and when he's not hitting them he won't look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latch
    He goes for big shot after big shot so he's going to look like a world beater when he's hitting them, and when he's not hitting them he won't look good.

    It's so frustrating, because when he's on the court, I stop what I'm doing to watch. I really like the guy, and want him to do well, but he just keeps disappointing. The talent is there, the mental aspect not so much IMO.

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    When does Federer play again?

    I started watching the Nadal match. It was looking like Ferrer might beat him, but I figured Nadal would get it going and pull out the win. No way was I staying up until 2 a.m. to watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    When does Federer play again?

    I started watching the Nadal match. It was looking like Ferrer might beat him, but I figured Nadal would get it going and pull out the win. No way was I staying up until 2 a.m. to watch it.

    I want to say something like 9, but that could be way off.

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    I don't plan my day around watching tennis matches, but I'll tell you what - whenever I start watching a match I find it very difficult to turn off. This tournament has been a real treat to watch.

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    Saw V. Wiliams victory and am now watching second set of Federer/Roddick. Awesome tennis.

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    ^I was rooting hard for Jankovic.....She had the thing won, and just couldn't finish.

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    ^ She must have watched film of James Blake's last match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sports fan
    ^ She must have watched film of James Blake's last match.

    Dang it.....you corrected it before I could get my witty response in.

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    Roddick just had a NASTY series of serves...

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    Federer is the man!

    Roddick played about as good as I've seen him play in a while, maybe ever and still lost in straight sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan
    It's so frustrating, because when he's on the court, I stop what I'm doing to watch. I really like the guy, and want him to do well, but he just keeps disappointing. The talent is there, the mental aspect not so much IMO.
    It's weird because it seems as though he forgot all the mental toughness he used in coming back from having his ranking drop into the 100s after missing a whole year. During that year, he had to overcome the death of his father, a bout with shingles and oh yeah! a broken neck.

    It seems like with having to deal with all that, he should be the most mentally tough player on the tour, but he hasn't learned how to draw from his past struggles when things get tight.

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    It would suck being a good tennis player during the Roger Federer era...imagine knowing when the tournament's started that you have no chance to win. At least Nadal has emerged enough to create some drama...

    Like last night, there was some drama, but very little, if any, doubt. I like Federer...you can just sit back and admire his ability and enjoy the show because you know what the outcome will be. I was impressed with Roddick though...he played some very good, if not great, tennis in the first two sets. Once Roger won the second tie-break though, I figured he'd breeze through the third set, because I figured Roddick would start to press a little. I hope Roddick can maintain the form he displayed last night and build on it...I'd like to see him get back in the picture and make things interesting.

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