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A delightful sentence ... enjoy! (French)

Paul Roux, writing for LaPresse.ca, is one of my favorite tennis bloggers. I love his analysis, and appreciate his pithy writing.

Today he analyzed (Serena et les autres) Serena Williams' remarkable Olympic achievement. First quote shows his analysis:
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Je ne sais pas si l’on mesure vraiment cette domination. Pour mieux la situer, imaginons que Roger Federer soit revenu au jeu après une inactivité forcée d’un an, deux opérations à un pied et une embolie pulmonaire. Il gagne Wimbledon et vient écraser à Londres, devant le monde entier, Juan Martin Del Potro (6-1, 6-0), Novak Djokovic (6-2, 6-1) et Andy Murray (6-0, 6-1). C’est ce que vient d’accomplir la cadette des Williams. Rien de moins.
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Mais le résultat est impressionnant. Que dis-je? Hallucinant, remarquable, saisissant, spectaculaire, ahurissant, inconcevable, incroyable, inimaginable, inouï, invraisemblable, voire pétrifiant, renversant, bouleversant, confondant, déconcertant, impensable, stupéfiant, effarant et même dérangeant!
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Re: A delightful sentence ... enjoy! (French)

He forgot « fabuleux » !
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How about a Romand one 'bonnard' lol
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Re: A delightful sentence ... enjoy! (French)

How about a translation? Google translate did its job but im missing the point
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Google translate did its job but im missing the point
Actually Google Translate does a more or less creditable job on the second quote, except for translating multiple words into "unbelievable" .

The point is that, in the original, that quote is a wildly (but, IMHO, delightfully) over the top description of Serena's tennis.
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How about a Romand one 'bonnard' lol
Since the author is Québecois I wonder if any of his compatriots would care to supply additions in the local dialect
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Haha you cannot come to the end without laughing!!! French is funny!
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Paul Roux, writing for LaPresse.ca, is one of my favorite tennis bloggers. I love his analysis, and appreciate his pithy writing.
For some reason I reread today his post on the all-Swiss semifinal (Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka) in Cincinnati three weeks ago, and chuckled when I read:
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Au final toutefois, le Suisse-qui-gagne, même dans un jour quelconque, reste trop fort pour le Suisse-qui-perd.
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When all is said and done, even on an off day, the Swiss-who-wins is too strong a player for the Swiss-who-loses.
Unkind, yes. Unfair, no.
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