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Tennis 2019

Started by selectivememory, January 11, 2019, 01:15:10 AM

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monolith

Nice one DJoker. Not inconceivable that he could pass Nadal this year but it would be dependent on Nadal either being injured during the French Open or having a bad day whilst another player has the match of a life time (Soderling).

Wouldn't mind if he overtook Federer to be honest, Federer has always been for me the best player to watch, but his record against Novak and Nadal does leave a slightly sour taste to describing his as the best of all time whereas if Djoker overtook him it would leave him with a better head to head record against both the top players of his era, and the most slams.

But really, I don't give a f*ck as long as Nadal doesn't get to 20.

selectivememory

Two great finals at Indian Wells again this year. Great to see Thiem take a Masters at last. Somewhat surprising it came on a hardcourt, but his results have been improving in the last year.

Also, Andreescu looks like an incredible prospect. Wasn't even in the top 150 at the start of the year. Beat Kerber, Muguruza and Svitolina this week.

selectivememory

Impressive week for Fognini in Monte Carlo, beating Nadal along the way as well. Quite a few different Masters winners in the last couple of years, nice to see after years of Big Four domination in those events. Hope it'll start happening in the slams soon too.

rjd2

Really doesn't seem the formality it normally is regarding Nadal and the french. Not been awful whatsoever in this clay season, but some tough defeats for him. His serve was absolute shite tonight especially.

biggytitbo

Fed was beaten too. It doesn't feel like the top 4 of the last 15 years are being overtaken by the next generation though, so much as the passage of time.

BlodwynPig

Allez - Diane Parry 16 year old into second round... hopefully she is the future for French tennis after so many damp squibs.

sevendaughters

that new court at Roland Garros is lovely

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Osaka (the player not the city) GONE

BlodwynPig

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 01, 2019, 03:10:26 PM
Osaka (the player not the city) GONE

Good, dreadful hyped player. Hope Konta sinks without a trace again. The theresa may of tennis

Diane Parry works in Human Resources.

A proposed chant.

rjd2

Konta bossing clay this year is wild when you consider how shit he has been her whole career on it and how poor she has been on all surfaces since she got to the semis in Wimbledon. Doubt she gets much further but still not bad.

Ladies still relatively open, Halep the best player left, but looked shaky and girls like Vondrousova, Barty, Sloane, Mugu and a few other dangers like Swiatek, Anismova.

Men's side has been a fucking drag though, Nadal, Djokovic and Federer all cruising.

Stan v stefano tsitsipas later will be good hopefully.

rjd2

Quote from: rjd2 on June 02, 2019, 12:59:57 PM


Stan v stefano tsitsipas later will be good hopefully.

It was very good. Stan v Roger next. Paire and Kei playing for the right to be hammered by Nadal in the quarters right now.

selectivememory

Quote from: rjd2 on June 02, 2019, 12:59:57 PM
Konta bossing clay this year is wild when you consider how shit he has been her whole career on it and how poor she has been on all surfaces since she got to the semis in Wimbledon. Doubt she gets much further but still not bad.

Yeah, very surprising. I wasn't ruling out a return to form at some point this year, but it is crazy that it's come on clay. Reminder also that she'd never won a main draw French Open match before this year, so a quarter-final is a very impressive result, along with her Rome final. And she did beat Stephens in Rome, so it's not out of the question that she makes the final here, but if she has to play Halep, I can't see her winning that one. Would quite like a rematch of last year's final to be honest, although I won't be grumbling if Keys, Barty or Konta make the final. But Halep is probably the best clay courter and Stephens could be the best player in the world with a little more consistency, and that was a great match-up last year.

Stan-Tsitsipas aside, men's draw has been dire again this year. Hoping Thiem can get it together to offer a proper challenge to Djokovic on his side, but not optimistic.

BlodwynPig

Tennis is Change UK of sport.

selectivememory

Wow, Konta absolutely hammered Stephens today. Great chance for her to make a slam final. Probably playing better now than she was a couple of years ago.

Deanjam

Never won a match at the French before this year. Amazing.

BlodwynPig

Quote from: selectivememory on June 04, 2019, 02:22:04 PM
Wow, Konta absolutely hammered Stephens today. Great chance for her to make a slam final. Probably playing better now than she was a couple of years ago.

The plucky Aussie does it!

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Pretty impressed with the old geezer Federer. Got to say his chances are 50/50 in the semis, but only if Nadal loses his left arm in a cake cutting machine.

BlodwynPig

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 05, 2019, 07:40:02 AM
Pretty impressed with the old geezer Federer. Got to say his chances are 50/50 in the semis, but only if Nadal loses his left arm in a cake cutting machine.

Written in 2010

Deanjam

Barty vs. Anisimova
Konta vs. Vondrousova

Well done anyone who predicted those semi finals.

BlodwynPig

It's good for the sport.

buntyman

The anisimova match is rather good so far

selectivememory

Oh dear. Bit of a choke from Konta there. Should have won that first set.

Not been watching the other match, but it sounds like the same could be said of Ash Barty.


selectivememory

She's going to lose in straight sets a match she should have won in straight sets.

rjd2

Fuck of Konta you wretched bottler.

selectivememory

Glad to see Barty in the final though. Fun player who's been on the brink of a major breakthrough for a while now. Surprising that it's come on clay.

rjd2

Djokovic acting the arse today sadly. Hopefully Them gets it done tomorrow. Plan cancelled for the day and its gorgeous weather now. Top effort all round.

Deanjam

To be fair, you can't expect the lad to play in these horrific conditions!


selectivememory

Ludicrous decision. Thiem has been screwed over there.