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Title: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Deanjam on January 18, 2021, 04:51:58 PM
Thought it would be a good time to start the new tennis thread to talk about the kicking the players have been getting in the press down under. The players arrived in Australia in two planes, one for the top players, one for the plebs [how embarrassing], then when someone got off the plane with a positive test they were shut into lockdown for two weeks. In a spectacular own goal Novaxx Djocovid released a set of demands that the players should be released from quarantine early, should be moved from the nice hotels to private housing, and given access to training. Now, you could argue he was just doing his job for the players as world number one, however it's gone down like a lead balloon in Australia, with press and public alike.

Adding to the silliness, is Bernard Tomic and wife who released a video complaining about their hotel, the food, and service, with Mrs Tomic moaning that she doesn't wash her own hair.

Anyway, at some point they may play a little tennis.
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Post by: bgmnts on January 18, 2021, 05:28:32 PM
Novaxxx Djocovid is delightful.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 18, 2021, 06:50:50 PM
Also enjoyed that.

Frankly, let them squeal. Absolute cunts. I want to see those hotel corridors patrolled like Fort Knox.
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Post by: selectivememory on January 18, 2021, 07:30:57 PM
It was not a popular decision with the Australian public to have this tournament go ahead in the first place, so it's really not a good look for all these whining entitled pricks to be airing their minor grievances over social media. Tens of thousands of Australian citizens are still stranded abroad, but these players have been flown in and put up in nice hotels for free, and been given free food and additional allowances to order their own food in if they don't like the food provided, and on top of that they're all guaranteed $100,000 (Australian dollars, but still!) just for playing in the first round of the Open in a few weeks. Like, yeah, you probably do have less of a chance of progressing in the tournament now, but have some perspective FFS.

And Djokovic making an arse of himself is to be expected at this point. An anti-vaxxer who organised a notorious super-spreader event last year thinking he can make demands of the Melbourne health authorities. Staggering arrogance. At least there are a few players who have read the room and are striking the right tone with their posts, showing some gratitude that they're even there at all.

It does make me wonder if tennis should just go on hiatus while this pandemic is still raging. Or at least, they should look into maybe picking a single location for the next few months and holding all the tournaments there.
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Post by: evilcommiedictator on January 18, 2021, 11:10:59 PM
Some context here as well - Melbourne was in lockdown like you're having now (only outside for exercise or for essential work/food shopping), no visiting people etc. for several months last year, so having a bunch of fairly rich people come over and whinge is a bit rich (especially when the equivalent of the Scotland/England border was closed for 20 days since the start of this month) as well.

However, it seems like Tennis Australia kinda fucked up a bit, as we've got the Indian circket team over at the moment, and Cricket Australia went and leased out an entire hotel for them to quarantine in - now, that's a bit different for Tennis, sure, with 6 draws of 128 people, with a minimum of +1s for Coaches, for Djoko that's like a +6. That's a lot of bookings for Tennis Australia, sure, but the bad publicity seems to be ongoing
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Post by: bgmnts on January 18, 2021, 11:19:53 PM
This is what happens when you make heroes out of twats who knock a ball around.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on January 19, 2021, 08:10:50 AM
This is what happens when the collective has lost the art of imagination.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on January 19, 2021, 12:14:31 PM
They knew the deal before they flew over.
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Post by: Deanjam on January 19, 2021, 01:31:55 PM
Video has come out of Bautista-Agut comparing life in their hotels to being in jail. He says it was a private conversation, but still gives you an idea of some of the players attitudes.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 20, 2021, 07:49:53 PM
Video has come out of Bautista-Agut comparing life in their hotels to being in jail. He says it was a private conversation, but still gives you an idea of some of the players attitudes.
Tosser
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Post by: gilbertharding on January 21, 2021, 09:24:05 AM
I saw this picture of Djokavic a few years ago. I thought it looked wrong so I fixed it.
(https://i.imgur.com/USmi2M7.jpg)  (https://i.imgur.com/riGdhby.jpg)
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 07, 2021, 11:44:23 AM
Dan Evans won a title.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on February 07, 2021, 12:02:21 PM
Dan Evans won a title.

Thuglife!
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Post by: selectivememory on February 07, 2021, 01:59:56 PM
Good win for Evans and all, but I do think he was fortunate that he was playing Auger-Aliassime, who has a wretched record in ATP finals.

Anyway, I have a feeling Medvedev is going to have a great Aussie Open, definitely seems to me the most likely to win it if Djokovic falls short. I remember the form he was in prior to his US Open run, and I'm getting similar vibes from him right now.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 10, 2021, 11:36:22 AM
Some great matches today. Halep was brilliant coming from behind in the final set to beat Tomljanovic, and the Nick Kyrgios circus is always fun. Very jarring to see such large, rowdy crowds packed into the stands.
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Post by: buntyman on February 10, 2021, 11:41:42 AM
Kyrgios game is pretty funny. I really want Humbert to win
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Post by: selectivememory on February 10, 2021, 11:47:42 AM
I just find Kyrgios hugely entertaining, however much of a prick the man is. But I don't like the way this crowd is going for Humbert, and he's doing well and staying pretty composed considering they're going wild every time he even misses a first serve.
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Post by: buntyman on February 10, 2021, 12:01:15 PM
Yeah Humbert's been pretty cool about it until now but you can see it's starting to get to him. The umpire said nothing when the crowd wailed through the entire game when he was serving for the match
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Post by: selectivememory on February 10, 2021, 12:17:17 PM
Ooh, didn't realise Kyrgios had Thiem up next. Should be a good one.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on February 10, 2021, 01:30:59 PM
Yeah Humbert's been pretty cool about it until now but you can see it's starting to get to him. The umpire said nothing when the crowd wailed through the entire game when he was serving for the match

Why is there a crowd there? Bad day for Francophiles, only Ferro and Mannarino getting through to the 3rd round.
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Post by: Deanjam on February 10, 2021, 04:42:56 PM
Why is there a crowd there?

Australia has no covid spread at the moment, because they've actually taken it seriously, so things are pretty much back to normal there.
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Post by: evilcommiedictator on February 10, 2021, 10:33:38 PM
We've got cases in hotel quarantine, no community transmission, but I think masks are still mandatory, and there's no mixing between the Men's and Women's arenas.
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Post by: chveik on February 10, 2021, 10:40:37 PM
hope Kyrgios gets destroyed in the next round. alright cheers
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Post by: Dex Sawash on February 12, 2021, 12:29:41 AM
Very drunk woman disrupts Nadal/Mmoh match, gives finger to umpire, thrown out.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 12, 2021, 01:07:31 AM
Very drunk woman disrupts Nadal/Mmoh match, gives finger to umpire, thrown out.

I think it was Nadal she gave the finger to. She shouted, "Hurry up you OCD fuck!" at him when he was about to serve.
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Post by: chveik on February 12, 2021, 01:23:34 AM
she has a point
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Post by: rjd2 on February 12, 2021, 01:28:59 AM
I have just had my Grand Slam bet and fully expect her to get the corona in the next twenty minutes, but for now lets fo Jennifer Brady!

Be nice to see Mertens get past the quarter finals she seems lovely.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on February 12, 2021, 09:54:46 AM
Some insipid stuff today. Players rolling over in straight sets.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 12, 2021, 09:59:24 AM
Kyrgios-Thiem has been good fun so far though. If Nick gets through this, I don't know how he'll manage in the next couple of rounds with no crowds in (as apparently there's going to be a five-day lockdown starting midnight tonight to contain a small outbreak).

Bottom half of the women's draw getting very interesting now as well. Osaka-Muguruza and Williams-Sabalenka both fourth-round ties, and potentially Swiatek-Halep as well (and Swiatek destroyed Halep on the way to her French Open title last year).
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Post by: selectivememory on February 12, 2021, 11:51:23 AM
That was such a great match. Thiem just looks so solid these days. Just seemed completely relaxed and unfazed by the insane crowd and Kyrgios's usual antics.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 12, 2021, 12:57:49 PM
Djokovic is in a fifth set now against Fritz after leading 2-0. Seems a bit injured, but you never know with him.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 14, 2021, 10:47:20 AM
Thiem just looks so solid these days.

Loses his next match in straight sets, naturally.

Always like to see Dimitrov doing well though. Good chance of making a semifinal here at least, and if Djokovic genuinely is injured (though he looks fine at the moment against Raonic), who knows who makes it out of that half of the draw.   
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Post by: selectivememory on February 17, 2021, 12:03:24 PM
Tsitsipas has come back from two sets down against Nadal. Did the same against Djokovic at the French last year as well. Hopefully he can go on to win this one though.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 17, 2021, 01:11:07 PM
Does it. Really impressive comeback. Tough match for him next though in Medvedev, who is in great form and has a 5-1 head-to-head against him.

Semifinals:

Osaka-Serena
Brady-Muchova

Djokovic-Karatsev[1]
Tsitsipas-Medvedev

A lot of injuries on the men's side this year, which partly accounts for the qualifier Karatsev making the semis. I don't really buy that Djokovic is as injured as he's making out, but I dunno, I feel like this is as good a chance as any for Medvedev to win his first slam. Would love it though if Tsitsipas went all the way.

On the women's side, the Osaka-Serena match kind of feels like the real final. Can't see Osaka not winning the title if she gets through it. But given Serena's recent record in finals I wouldn't be surprised to see her swat Osaka aside and then lose tamely to Brady or Muchova. She did play incredibly well against Halep though.
 1. Ranked 114, aged 27, in his first ever main draw of a major
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Post by: Deanjam on February 18, 2021, 08:02:30 AM
Osaka really seems to have Serena's number. Still expect Williams to win another major before she's done though. Just want her to equal Court's 24 so we can officially forget her.
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Post by: druss on February 18, 2021, 11:54:09 AM
Serena should change her name to Serena Racket or Ball if she's going to break Court's record.
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Post by: buttgammon on February 18, 2021, 01:17:49 PM
Not only is she an arsehole but Court had the distinct advantage of being an Aussie player at a time when a lot of the top players didn't travel to play in the Australian Open.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 20, 2021, 10:10:20 AM
Bit of an underwhelming final, but a fourth major title for Osaka. First player to reach that landmark for a while. Reckon she'll still win quite a few more from here, especially if she can play this well on grass and clay.

Quite looking forward to the men's final. I do fancy Medvedev's chances. If he plays his best it's going to be a really tough match for Djokovic.
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Post by: Deanjam on February 20, 2021, 11:49:10 AM
Yeah, if Osaka can find her feet on clay & grass then she's gonna run up some pretty impressive numbers of the next few years, especially as women's tennis is in something of a transitional period away from Serena's dominance.

Hopefully Medvedev can put in a performance tomorrow. He is playing with something of a swagger at the moment, but this is Djokovic's best tournament, so it'll be tough. Would be the first 'new' men's slam champion since Cilic in 2014!
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Post by: FredNurke on February 20, 2021, 12:06:14 PM
Thiem won the US last year.
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Post by: Deanjam on February 20, 2021, 01:09:25 PM
Thiem won the US last year.

I completely forgot about that. Covid-era tennis is leaving no impression on me at all.
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Post by: Blue Jam on February 20, 2021, 05:09:54 PM
Watching some highlights on Eurosport now. I did laugh at Djokovic being menaced in the face by a butterfly. His own RONALADO moth moment.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 21, 2021, 10:07:57 AM
Damn. Medvedev wilting a bit under the pressure. Djokovic has been fine but hardly at his best, but it looks like it'll be enough.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 21, 2021, 10:43:00 AM
Probably the most one-sided Australian Open final since one of the Djokovic-Murray ones. Very disappointing and subdued performance from Medvedev after the run he's been on.

Ninth Aussie Open/18th major for Djokovic. So bored of the big three now.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on February 21, 2021, 10:45:45 AM
Probably the most one-sided Australian Open final since one of the Djokovic-Murray ones. Very disappointing and subdued performance from Medvedev after the run he's been on.

Ninth Aussie Open/18th major for Djokovic. So bored of the big three now.

ha ha ha. I was bored a decade ago. I only enjoyed the early Federer years to be honest. All sport has become like this. Should make sport amateur again. Those were the days.
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Post by: selectivememory on February 21, 2021, 10:54:38 AM
Lol. Fucking hell. Djokovic fans in the crowd booing one of the speakers in the trophy presentation for mentioning vaccines. 
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 11:43:54 AM
Shit mental weaklings grovelling beneath their towering superiors. Pathetic.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 03, 2021, 09:53:03 PM
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Meanwhile, the ATP has announced that prize money will be increased at lower-ranked tournaments as part of a financial support package amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ATP 250 and ATP 500 events will see winnings rise from 50% of pre-Covid totals to 80% and 60% respectively up until Wimbledon, which is due to take place from 28 June to 11 July.

The extra £3.72m will come from money that ordinarily goes to the top 12 players at the end of the season.

They should be doing that anyway, cunts. Top players don't need financial incentives to compete in major tournaments.
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Post by: Deanjam on April 16, 2021, 06:31:13 PM
Dan Evans is having a big week in Monte Carlo. Through to the semi-finals with a big win over Djokovic in round 3, and followed it up with a win over Goffin today. Plays Tsitsipas for a place in the final.
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Post by: rjd2 on April 17, 2021, 03:45:43 AM
He was never ever going to win a Slam, but he could have a Simon type career if he has not been suck a fuckwit.

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Post by: Deanjam on April 17, 2021, 12:25:38 PM
Yeah, clearly talented enough to have had a better career than he has had so far. His style of attacking tennis is so unusual these days that when it's on a lot of players don't know how to deal with it.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 17, 2021, 02:48:55 PM
Might still do something with his career in the next 3 years or so if he applies himself. Only 30 so should be reaching his prime.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on April 17, 2021, 05:58:42 PM
Might still do something with his career in the next 3 years or so if he applies himself. Only 30 so should be reaching his prime.

Living his best life.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 12, 2021, 12:28:08 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/tennis/57085534

Oh dear, is it Djokovic being a tantrum throwing manbaby again? Why yes, he can't just walk up to a man and ask politely why they're still playing when it's raining heavily.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 29, 2021, 09:18:50 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/29/jo-wilfried-tsonga-i-have-to-change-things-i-have-to-imagine-another-jo

Nice Tsonga interview. Would have been nice if he could have sneaked a slam.
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Post by: selectivememory on May 30, 2021, 05:06:58 PM
Dominic Thiem out in the first round of the French. To be fair, it looks like he's been in dismal form for a while now, so it's not the huge upset it would ordinarily be.

Wide open now for Tsitsipas to make his first major final, with both Nadal and Djokovic in the other half of the draw.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on May 30, 2021, 07:08:05 PM
Steady on, he's got to get past 50 year old Jeremy Chardy first!

French tennis is in dismal form these days.
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Post by: Blue Jam on June 01, 2021, 02:57:02 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/tennis/57085534

Oh dear, is it Djokovic being a tantrum throwing manbaby again? Why yes, he can't just walk up to a man and ask politely why they're still playing when it's raining heavily.

I suppose you and everyone else here has seen Piers Morgan attacking Naomi Osaka over not wanting to do press interviews and then pulling out of the French Open? Claiming she was using mental health issues "as an excuse"? Well, it has been pointed out to him that he's a hypocrite for not calling out Djokovic on his tantrums and Covid-denialism and refusals to do interviews over the years.

Was thinking of starting a thread on Piers Moron's casual dismissal of mental illness and bizarrely obsessive hatred of strong women of colour but he'd only find it and wank himself dry.
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Post by: buttgammon on June 01, 2021, 03:22:33 PM
I suppose you and everyone else here has seen Piers Morgan attacking Naomi Osaka over not wanting to do press interviews and then pulling out of the French Open? Claiming she was using mental health issues "as an excuse"? Well, it has been pointed out to him that he's a hypocrite for not calling out Djokovic on his tantrums and Covid-denialism and refusals to do interviews over the years.

Was thinking of starting a thread on Piers Moron's casual dismissal of mental illness and bizarrely obsessive hatred of strong women of colour but he'd only find it and wank himself dry.

Absolute shitbaggery as usual.

When they first started to threaten Osaka with penalties for not doing interviews, one of the first things I thought of was Djokovic. He organised a series of tournaments in the Balkans that had no social distancing for spectators or players and led to people getting the virus and has repeatedly used has platform to peddle antivax drivel, all with no consequences.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 01, 2021, 03:33:02 PM
Good article on the whole debacle here (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/may/31/were-not-the-good-guys-osaka-shows-up-problems-of-press-conferences). I hope Osaka comes back soon. This has been a massive own-goal by the press and the authorities who run the grand slams. Osaka is the biggest breakout tennis star in a decade, and they've essentially bullied her into withdrawing from the tournament.
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Post by: rjd2 on June 01, 2021, 03:38:11 PM
I suppose you and everyone else here has seen Piers Morgan attacking Naomi Osaka over not wanting to do press interviews and then pulling out of the French Open? Claiming she was using mental health issues "as an excuse"? Well, it has been pointed out to him that he's a hypocrite for not calling out Djokovic on his tantrums and Covid-denialism and refusals to do interviews over the years.

Was thinking of starting a thread on Piers Moron's casual dismissal of mental illness and bizarrely obsessive hatred of strong women of colour but he'd only find it and wank himself dry.

He did criticise Novak for the coronavirus clubbing though to be fair. Morgan is terrible obviously, but its unfair to suggest he has never said anything negative about Novak.

Ladies side of this very open, looks like Saba may finally put it together to a final as that side of the draw is so weak. Arguably the Sharapova twin her biggest obstacle before a final with most likely Swiatek.

Nadal v Tsitispas/ Zverev/ Ruud looks like the men's final.

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Post by: selectivememory on June 01, 2021, 04:01:19 PM
I remember Morgan saying some really nasty things about Cilic during the Wimbledon final a few years ago. It's true that Cilic played very badly that day, but it was really unnecessarily personal and judgemental.

I think he just actively seeks out the most repellent takes sometimes for the attention. He's no better than a Katie Hopkins really.
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Post by: chveik on June 01, 2021, 04:55:13 PM
Good article on the whole debacle here (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/may/31/were-not-the-good-guys-osaka-shows-up-problems-of-press-conferences). I hope Osaka comes back soon. This has been a massive own-goal by the press and the authorities who run the grand slams. Osaka is the biggest breakout tennis star in a decade, and they've essentially bullied her into withdrawing from the tournament.

i feel like the worst of it was other players having a go at her
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Post by: Deanjam on June 01, 2021, 06:07:35 PM
Frustrating, but not surprising to see such attitutes from people. They play lip service to mental health issues, but they don't really care. It's one player saying she doesn't wasnt to do media for one tournament and they act like it's the end of the world. And the she's-rich-so-can't-have-bad-mental-health crowd can fuck off too.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 01, 2021, 08:03:53 PM
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I think he just actively seeks out the most repellent takes sometimes for the attention

Crazy how during his GMB period some people forgot this.
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Post by: rjd2 on June 03, 2021, 08:36:10 PM
Crazy how during his GMB period some people forgot this.

An equal opportunity cunt.

Anyway this is very sad times for French tennis, nothing at all coming through and the oldies absolutely finished.

Gasquet getting absolutely slaughtered by Rafa.

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Post by: chveik on June 03, 2021, 08:44:56 PM
Gasquet getting absolutely slaughtered by Rafa.

yeah not watching this, it must be pretty painful
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 04, 2021, 07:07:47 AM
No french players in third round. Perhaps mens doubles. Fucking the new GB of tennis


Oh. Already mentioned. Im trying to find articles discussing the decline but nowt, at least in English. Garcia fucked it up
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Post by: rjd2 on June 04, 2021, 01:46:02 PM
Water is wet, fire is hot and Saba blows up early in a slam where she was 2nd fav.

Didn't even bother entering the doubles this time with Mertens.
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Post by: rjd2 on June 04, 2021, 01:46:46 PM
No french players in third round. Perhaps mens doubles. Fucking the new GB of tennis


Oh. Already mentioned. Im trying to find articles discussing the decline but nowt, at least in English. Garcia fucked it up

Santaro and Bartoli were asked on ITV4 and gave incredibly boring answers.

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Post by: bgmnts on June 07, 2021, 02:06:33 AM
39 and just had to pull out of Roland Garros after a year of rehab on two knee surgeries.

Surely Federer has to be done now? Or is he going to play until his knees just snap on the court?
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Post by: selectivememory on June 07, 2021, 12:43:09 PM
I think he just wanted some matches under his belt before the grass and doesn't want to jeopardise his chances by overplaying at a tournament he knows he's not going to win. Be easier to judge all this after we see how well he does at Wimbledon.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 07, 2021, 12:48:19 PM
Santaro and Bartoli were asked on ITV4 and gave incredibly boring answers.

what did they say?
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Post by: selectivememory on June 07, 2021, 02:46:57 PM
So this Musetti kid looks pretty good, doesn't he?
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Post by: selectivememory on June 07, 2021, 03:41:46 PM
^ok, he's been pretty dire since the moment I posted that. Looks fatigued. But an impressive first couple of sets nonetheless.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on June 08, 2021, 07:55:38 AM

Surely Federer has to be done now? Or is he going to play until his knees just snap on the court?

To be fair though that can happen at any age. People's sporting careers are put on hold or ended in their 20s all the time due to ACL. Might as well keep going if he's still better than most.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 08, 2021, 10:39:59 PM
I like them both, but I'm happy to see Tsitsipas win that one over Medvedev. I think it's the third slam semifinal in a row for him, hopefully he can push on through to his first major final now.

Also hoping to see a Coco-Swiatek semifinal on the women's side. Honestly ready for some more consistent women's champions, and Swiatek looks like she could dominate this tournament in the next few years. Should be winning this one from here with the rest of the field as it is now (edit: apparently at least three first-time semi-finalists, and four if Swiatek manages to lose her QF).
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 09, 2021, 08:05:57 AM
I like them both, but I'm happy to see Tsitsipas win that one over Medvedev. I think it's the third slam semifinal in a row for him, hopefully he can push on through to his first major final now.

Also hoping to see a Coco-Swiatek semifinal on the women's side. Honestly ready for some more consistent women's champions, and Swiatek looks like she could dominate this tournament in the next few years. Should be winning this one from here with the rest of the field as it is now (edit: apparently at least three first-time semi-finalists, and four if Swiatek manages to lose her QF).

Why? Honest question. Why do you strive for hegemony?
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Post by: selectivememory on June 09, 2021, 12:53:39 PM
Eh, I think there's a balance to be found. I have enjoyed the last few years on the WTA. I think there's been a lot of depth, and no champions I'd describe as flukey, but at the same time there's not really been a truly outstanding generational talent (though I think Osaka, Swiatek and Andreescu all have potential there). It's certainly been more compelling than the men's game, which for me since around 2017 has just gotten incredibly stale at the top. And I don't necessarily want to see big three-style dominance. But I do like a good rivalry in tennis, and there hasn't really been one in the the women's game for while, and you need a few players to be consistently going deep in the majors for them to develop.

I mean, if you hate seeing the same players in the latter stages of the tournaments, I get why you'd not want to see it (and I know you were bored of the big three before they were even a thing), but if there are three or four players making the latter stages more often than not, I wouldn't call that hegemony exactly. It depends on how entertaining those players are as well, but I think the three aforementioned players are all pretty dynamic and fun to watch, and there are others too who could break through.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 09, 2021, 01:12:52 PM
Agreed, you want a core of established players who are favourites and hopefully evenly matched so there are great head to heads, with some outside of that who on their day can take someone down. Since Murray left and Wawrinka peaked and fell away, and Nadal/Djokovic returned to kill everyone, it has felt quite stale at times. I'm basically done with them winning anything else until they are 40 years old or something where it might be interesting again. They also make the young guys look mediocre rather than actually worthy replacements.

When a slam winner appears to be picked by tombola and that happens 10 times out of 12 it does slightly detract from the importance, stakes etc of the game itself. Women's tennis, Osaka aside, has been going through that.

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Post by: selectivememory on June 09, 2021, 01:47:27 PM
Well, after I've talked up her chances, Swiatek is up against it today. Looks like it might well be four first-time semi-finalists after all.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 09, 2021, 04:12:48 PM
Diego's doing well today. Been a bit under the radar this year, but he's one of the few people who Nadal never looks entirely comfortable against on clay. Not the first time he's taken a set off him at RG.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 10, 2021, 07:47:47 PM
Well, that second women's semi-final was pretty great. Be lucky if any of the remaining matches this tournament are as good as that one was.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 11, 2021, 05:01:50 PM
Ah, if Tsitsipas loses this from two sets up I'm going to be annoyed.
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Post by: chveik on June 11, 2021, 09:25:54 PM
jeez what a game
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Post by: selectivememory on June 11, 2021, 09:29:43 PM
Definitely one of their better recent matches. Djokovic probably should have wrapped up the third set by now though.

Although apparently the crowd are going to have to leave in half an hour, which might suck some of the energy out of it.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 11, 2021, 09:44:49 PM
Although apparently the crowd are going to have to leave in half an hour, which might suck some of the energy out of it.

Oh, apparently not. The French authorities have decided to allow them to stay out after curfew.
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Post by: chveik on June 11, 2021, 09:50:36 PM
yeah thank fuck for that
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Post by: selectivememory on June 11, 2021, 10:22:16 PM
Well, there it is. Nadal's third defeat in 108 French Open matches. That's got to be one of Djokovic's career best performances, although Nadal looked completely exhausted in the fourth set.

Didn't see that coming after he lost the first five games of the match.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on June 11, 2021, 11:19:56 PM
Age finally catching up with Rafa, or Novak's on better drugs.

Novak heading for GOAT status given how many surfaces he's beaten the other members of the Big 4 on.
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Post by: Poobum on June 12, 2021, 04:37:58 PM
Strange last point, barely any reaction, brilliant win though. Can't say have really heard of Krejcikova before, but great player with ice in her veins.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 12, 2021, 05:30:38 PM
Didn't catch the final, but she was nails in her semi, in which she was second best for long stretches but still managed to squeak through. Very clutch player from what I've seen. Got a chance to win in the doubles as well tomorrow.
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Post by: chveik on June 13, 2021, 01:37:29 AM
been watching some Bublik highlights, that guy's great! think i'll go back to follow tennis more closely
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Post by: selectivememory on June 13, 2021, 02:54:27 PM
Good match so far! Tsitsipas pretty solid considering it's his first major final. Not winning many points on the Djokovic serve though.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 13, 2021, 03:22:15 PM
First set Tsitsipas. Very impressed with him so far today.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 13, 2021, 04:00:53 PM
Two sets to love. Really hope he can finish him off, would be a big moment for men's tennis I think. We need someone from the younger generation of players to beat one of these old cunts in a final. Would feel much more significant than Thiem's US Open title.

Djokovic does look tired, and he expended a lot of energy in the last few rounds and probably a lot of emotional energy by beating Nadal. But this has been so good from Tsitsipas.
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Post by: EOLAN on June 13, 2021, 04:27:50 PM
Commentator on Eurosport really annoying when viewers vote of winner is shown up. People vote at time in any game and cumulatively add up. So Djokovic still having 58% expecting him to win when two sets down because most votes came before match.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 13, 2021, 05:28:22 PM
Fuck, two matches in a row he's blown a two set lead. Much tougher opponent today as well.
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Post by: chveik on June 13, 2021, 05:50:14 PM
not looking good now
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Post by: selectivememory on June 13, 2021, 06:25:39 PM
Oh well, it was fun for the first two sets at least. Don't really think he choked it away either. His level dipped a bit, but Djokovic just suddenly looked very fresh and focused in the third set after a very weary second set.

That does feel like one of his most impressive grand slam wins all in all, given it's been his worst major, the win over Nadal and then the comeback in the final. Only one of the big three to have won all four majors twice now, and can draw level with Federer and Nadal on 20 overall at Wimbledon.
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Post by: chveik on June 13, 2021, 06:28:01 PM
congrats i guess. tsitsipas was very impressive though
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Post by: EOLAN on June 13, 2021, 10:06:35 PM
Djokovic in that second set reminded me of Ronnie O'sullivan against Mark Selby in the World Championship semis last season. Just happy to give away the set without overly exerting himself and focus on trying restart afresh.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 14, 2021, 06:58:54 AM
Krejcikova won the doubles too! First time that's happened at Roland Garros since 2000.
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Post by: bgmnts on June 28, 2021, 01:35:06 PM
Lovely little cringe inducing stand and clap for NHS. Wonder how many cunts there vote Tory.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 28, 2021, 02:20:59 PM
Lovely little cringe inducing stand and clap for NHS. Wonder how many cunts there vote Tory.

All of them. Unless Bercow is in the crowd.

First set won for Jack Draper over Djokovic. Not expecting an upset, but nice to see a young Brit taking it to the champion.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 28, 2021, 03:28:59 PM
I feel that unless someone catches him a bit cold in the first couple of rounds, this is as easy a run to another major title as Djokovic will ever get. Nadal not here, Federer still very out of practice, most of the better younger players not that experienced on grass. Berrettini looked really good at Queens, but you'd want him to play Djokovic earlier than in the final, and unfortunately he's in the other half of the draw. Medvedev maybe a threat, but given his underwhelming performance in the Aussie final earlier this year, I'm not going to expect anything big from him now until I see him actually do it.

I suppose there has been a quicker turnaround between tournaments this year, and Djokovic is 34 now, so maybe that'll start telling in the second week.

Women's side feels like it could be anyone's again, but I was pleased to see Ostapenko win a title the other day. Would really welcome a deep run in the tournament from her, as she's always a lot of fun, and the kind of player who if she used her brain on court could win a hell of a lot more than she has up until now. Former semi-finalist here, so she's got a decent record on the grass.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 28, 2021, 04:03:37 PM
Very good match between Tiafore & Tsitsipas right now.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 28, 2021, 04:27:06 PM
That's a rough first round draw for Tsitsipas. Coming off his long clay season it looks like it might be a bit too much for him. Always a bit surprised that Tiafoe isn't ranked higher than he is.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 28, 2021, 05:07:48 PM
Always a bit surprised that Tiafoe isn't ranked higher than he is.

The American men always seem a bit mentally weak in the post Sampras/Agassi/Courier era. Tiafore certainly has a good game for grass.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 28, 2021, 05:11:44 PM
On court interviews at Wimbledon! End of days.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 28, 2021, 08:49:39 PM
Oof. Brutal stuff from Murray, from 5-0 up in the third and on the brink of a comfortable straight sets win, he somehow managed to lose seven games in a row. I mean, I know he's not been on court much recently, but that was just wretched.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 28, 2021, 08:50:00 PM
Classic Murray, he's back guys
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Post by: selectivememory on June 28, 2021, 08:51:22 PM
That was more like classic Cilic.
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Post by: chveik on June 28, 2021, 08:59:55 PM
does anyone have a realible stream site?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 28, 2021, 09:03:42 PM
Classic Murray, he's back guys

Bonanza Summer of Sport. Britain back on top of the world
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Post by: lankyguy95 on June 28, 2021, 09:05:26 PM
THE FIRST TWO SETS HE WAS BRITISH AND NOW HE'S SCOTTISH COME ON TIM
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Post by: selectivememory on June 28, 2021, 09:20:02 PM
Well, at least he's held serve at last. Think that was five in a row he dropped.

does anyone have a realible stream site?

Unfortunately I haven't used one for a while and my old ones seem to be dead. Dunno if you'd have much luck trying to access the BBC streams using a VPN.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 28, 2021, 09:33:45 PM
Classic Murray, he's back guys

There is something rather comforting about Andy making life needlessly difficult for himself.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 29, 2021, 07:56:10 PM
Oh dear. Serena looks done for a few games into her first match. (edit: yep, she's done. Got to be tough one to take because it looked like a decent chance for her this year)

Had to feel bad for Mannarino earlier too when he slipped and injured his knee at 2-1 up against Federer.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 29, 2021, 07:58:46 PM
Oh dear. Serena looks done for a few games into her first match.


Retired now. Who the hell is winning this women's title? Got to be Barty's best chance.

Had to feel bad for Mannarino earlier too when he slipped and injured his knee at 2-1 up against Federer.

Was a shame as well. Though it looked like Fed had turned it around, leading 4-1 in the fourth. But who knows what would have happened if it had continued without the injury.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on June 29, 2021, 08:20:37 PM
Great! Serena fuck off as well. What a great night for sport. Probably even happier about Serena injured than England put the Kronts to pasture.

See ya ya fucking idiot.
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Post by: Cuellar on June 29, 2021, 08:21:25 PM
Hoping for a Maria Sakkari title.
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Post by: chveik on June 29, 2021, 08:24:46 PM
Was a shame as well. Though it looked like Fed had turned it around, leading 4-1 in the fourth. But who knows what would have happened if it had continued without the injury.

it's fine, Gasquet will finish him
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Post by: Deanjam on June 29, 2021, 08:37:53 PM
it's fine, Gasquet will finish him

It seems unlikely, but you never know.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 29, 2021, 08:51:46 PM
The French sports scene is dreck, fluffing their lines or succumbing to misfortune. Bah! I cover my eyes whenever something decent looks like its about to happen and then…yep… mannarino injured
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 29, 2021, 08:52:39 PM
Great! Serena fuck off as well. What a great night for sport. Probably even happier about Serena injured than England put the Kronts to pasture.

See ya ya fucking idiot.

You’re hooped up on jingo juice
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Post by: selectivememory on June 29, 2021, 09:04:49 PM
Who the hell is winning this women's title? Got to be Barty's best chance.

Going to wait and see who makes it through the first couple of rounds before I foolishly predict a winner, but yeah, it's about time Barty did something in a major again.
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Post by: chveik on June 30, 2021, 04:48:25 PM
Unfortunately I haven't used one for a while and my old ones seem to be dead. Dunno if you'd have much luck trying to access the BBC streams using a VPN.

i've found one! watching mad man bublik now
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Post by: Deanjam on June 30, 2021, 05:54:30 PM
Good effort from Boulter against Sabalenka.
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Post by: Deanjam on June 30, 2021, 06:48:42 PM
Evans through in straight sets. Looked good. I really enjoy his game. Surprisingly it's the first time he's been in round 3.
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Post by: Cuellar on June 30, 2021, 07:32:10 PM
What is the story with everyone slipping over? Come On Tim says the courts are the same as ever, but that's clearly bollocks.
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Post by: chveik on June 30, 2021, 07:46:50 PM
Good effort from Boulter against Sabalenka.

yeah good game that

watched a bit of swiatek afterwards, very impressive.

couldn't bare watching the french, they all tend to lose in 5 sets
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Post by: Deanjam on June 30, 2021, 08:40:34 PM
What is the story with everyone slipping over? Come On Tim says the courts are the same as ever, but that's clearly bollocks.

The theory is that because the roof has been pretty much closed for the first two days that is has added moisture to the surface.
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Post by: Johnny Textface on June 30, 2021, 08:40:59 PM
Wouldn't be suprised if that's it for Andy.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 30, 2021, 09:02:25 PM
yeah good game that

watched a bit of swiatek afterwards, very impressive.

couldn't bare watching the french, they all tend to lose in 5 sets

A smattering through only to be dumped out in next round.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on June 30, 2021, 09:03:49 PM
And fuckign Kyrgios knocking out our only hope Humbert was a bitter pill.
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Post by: selectivememory on June 30, 2021, 09:06:07 PM
Yeah, Humbert's shaping up to be a really good player for the French. Had a great grass season and won Halle. But then he had the awful luck of playing Kyrgios in the first round. Almost won it as well. Would have expected him to make the second week with a kinder draw.

Kyrgios is just the ultimate wildcard and disrupter these days. Wish he'd get drawn against Djokovic in an early round though.
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Post by: Cuellar on June 30, 2021, 09:29:48 PM
Can I just shock you? I like Kyrgios. He said something that I actually thought was good, and I thought he was probably alright from then on. I can't remember what he was talking about or when he said it.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 30, 2021, 09:32:21 PM
Uneasy mix of alt-right public schoolers and FBPErs in the crowd joining together in Murray love.
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Post by: WhoMe on June 30, 2021, 09:39:40 PM
I am enjoying Otte's 'fuck you and your come on Andy shit' energy. Determined to spoil the mood.
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Post by: chveik on June 30, 2021, 09:43:18 PM
Uneasy mix of alt-right public schoolers and FBPErs in the crowd joining together in Murray love.

it's a bit disgusting if i'm honest
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Post by: selectivememory on June 30, 2021, 09:49:55 PM
Can I just shock you? I like Kyrgios. He said something that I actually thought was good, and I thought he was probably alright from then on. I can't remember what he was talking about or when he said it.

I like him too. He can definitely be a knob, but he brings something unique to the tour and I think on the whole he's probably a decent bloke. His matches in the first week of a major are almost always great fun. To be clear, I want to see him play Djokovic early in a major because I think it would be a nightmare for Novak. Nick would relish it.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 30, 2021, 09:51:27 PM
Murray's schizo now isn't he? Roaring at every point win and almost self-harming at every point loss. Pretty irritating to watch. Giving disabled people a bad name.
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Post by: greencalx on June 30, 2021, 09:56:08 PM
Never understood why British players seem incapable of holding their serve when they’re ahead.
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Post by: chveik on June 30, 2021, 10:04:42 PM
he's down!
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Post by: Deanjam on June 30, 2021, 10:27:18 PM
Murray wins. I rather enjoyed that match. Lots of action and atmosphere.
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Post by: bgmnts on June 30, 2021, 10:28:21 PM
Something in Murray seems to have snapped. He's gone mental.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 01, 2021, 12:29:19 AM
Could be end of the line for the Brits now.

Murray probably gets smashed by Shapolov and Evans v Korda is a 50/50 match up.

Norrie I suppose could beat Bolt though, but he's not the best is he?
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 01, 2021, 07:21:42 AM
With Cavendish winning a stage of the tour, England looking set for Euros victory, its all lined up for a GREAT BRITISH SUMMER OF JINGOISTIC IMPERIALIST FERVOUR
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Post by: Chedney Honks on July 01, 2021, 07:24:25 AM
Time to spread our decrepit military graphene thin and take back the English Empire.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 01, 2021, 09:58:25 AM
"Murray defied the odds yet again" says the BBC. By labouring to scrape a win over the world No. 151. Christ.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 01, 2021, 03:31:41 PM
Hoping for a Maria Sakkari title.

And she's out :(
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Post by: chveik on July 01, 2021, 03:40:26 PM
man i love ostapenko, hope she goes far
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Post by: chveik on July 01, 2021, 04:14:54 PM
fucks sake she's so inconsistent
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Post by: selectivememory on July 01, 2021, 04:30:00 PM
Both seem incapable of holding serve now. Would be typical of her to go out early after getting my hopes up with her Eastbourne title.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 01, 2021, 04:58:32 PM
lol 6-6 in the final set, and both have held serve only once.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 01, 2021, 05:15:32 PM
Looking forward to Fed/Gasquet. Two old men playing pretty tennis.
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Post by: chveik on July 01, 2021, 05:20:39 PM
gwan richard bury that old wanker
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 01, 2021, 05:29:33 PM
When Mladenovic/Babos are losing in the last 64 of the women's doubles, you know French tennis is as good as finished.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 01, 2021, 05:37:54 PM
Gasquet could still beat Federer though lol
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 01, 2021, 05:58:56 PM
BBC 1 and BBC 2 simulcasting Federer Gasquet game. What a good use of license payer's money
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 01, 2021, 06:07:49 PM
Gasquet could still beat Federer though lol

Was Ann Jones a Welsh player?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 01, 2021, 06:40:48 PM
Norriecore

Didn't realise he was seeded for Wimbledon. Good lad.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 01, 2021, 07:08:38 PM
Gasquet/Federer was a fun match. Fed looked better in sets 2 & 3 than he's done yet on his comeback. Maybe playing himself into some good form.

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Post by: Deanjam on July 01, 2021, 07:55:54 PM
I know nothing about this Emma Raducanu, but she'll make a lot of money if she's even a bit good.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 01, 2021, 09:29:28 PM
I enjoyed Auger-Aliassime vs Ymer a lot, although I got very frustrated with Ymer towards the end when he decided he could no longer be arsed. If he was my lad, I'd be yelling at him TURN UP FOR FUCKS SAKE YOU'RE AT WIMBLEDON, STOP SLOUCHING CUNT. This is why all my children are in care.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 02, 2021, 11:44:02 AM
Not sure who the North American banter merchant is commentating on the Tiafoe/Khachanov game but he just said that being at a half full Wimbledon is more like 'being in Leicester than Manhattan'
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Post by: Poobum on July 02, 2021, 03:42:46 PM
This Mugsy - Jabeur match is a cracker. Feels like it's on Jabeur's racket, very Ostapenko feel to her.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 02, 2021, 03:51:10 PM
Yeah Jabeur playing a blinder. Looks simultaneously knackered and well up for it.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 02, 2021, 04:02:31 PM
Jabeur just threw up!
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Post by: rjd2 on July 02, 2021, 04:50:55 PM
Jabeur just threw up!

She's awesome isn't she?

Am off Monday, think I will make sure to watch her v Swiatek which could be a lovely game .

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Post by: Cuellar on July 02, 2021, 05:05:40 PM
She was great.

I really really want Djokovic to fail. But he won't, will he.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 02, 2021, 05:11:28 PM
Any french left in singles?
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Post by: chveik on July 02, 2021, 05:12:09 PM
of course not
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 02, 2021, 05:13:49 PM
of course not

Tres drole

The new GB
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Post by: rjd2 on July 02, 2021, 05:19:39 PM
She was great.

I really really want Djokovic to fail. But he won't, will he.

Its a kind draw to say the least.

Garin
Rublev
Shapo/Korda/Khach'Agut
Zverev/Federer/Berrettini/Medvedev


Maybe Rublev will finally announce himself? He's been threatening to for ages.

I'd assume whoever of those probable 4 who get to the final will be playing at a level to make a final v Novak competitive but after Novak murdering Med at Australia not confident.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 02, 2021, 05:58:20 PM
Its a kind draw to say the least.

Garin
Rublev
Shapo/Korda/Khach'Agut
Zverev/Federer/Berrettini/Medvedev


Maybe Rublev will finally announce himself? He's been threatening to for ages.

I'd assume whoever of those probable 4 who get to the final will be playing at a level to make a final v Novak competitive but after Novak murdering Med at Australia not confident.

Having watched Rublev / Fognini earlier, I wouldn't hold out much hope for Rublev stopping Djokovic. It was a reasonably comfortable win, but Fognini was trying some outrageous shots. When they worked they were incredible, but at least an equal amount just skanged off the frame into the crowd or missed the line by metres, he was totally inconsistent. It's a shame, because I can't stand Djokovic either. You only have to look at him to know the cunt wears a bumbag.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 02, 2021, 06:16:34 PM
That's a shame, maybe Garin can produce something? Highly unlikely as this isn't his main surface but would be nice to see Novak slightly stretched before a probable semi final.

Korda has a lovely game, only reason for anyone to cheer on Evans is if they are related to him or have a bet on him.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 02, 2021, 06:21:33 PM
of course not

Any articles (French or English) discussing the state of French tennis. "French tennis is shit" returns nothing on google.
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Post by: chveik on July 02, 2021, 06:34:45 PM
Any articles (French or English) discussing the state of French tennis. "French tennis is shit" returns nothing on google.

i can't find anything that isn't a superficial diagnostic. sorry

maybe this, if you can get past the paywall

https://www.liberation.fr/sports/tennis/formation-elitiste-creux-entre-generations-les-raisons-de-la-berezina-du-tennis-francais-20210605_7CC63YZRVFELRAOYMFUW6S6IEU/
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 02, 2021, 06:36:50 PM
Any articles (French or English) discussing the state of French tennis. "French tennis is shit" returns nothing on google.

Voici (https://www.letemps.ch/sport/tennis-francais-probleme)
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 02, 2021, 06:38:05 PM
Merci mon amour
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Post by: Deanjam on July 02, 2021, 09:09:12 PM
Murray getting spanked.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 02, 2021, 10:13:16 PM
Murray getting spanked.


All up to Norrie and Rad to save the UK sadly.

Nothing wrong with playing tennis merely for the love of it, but can he at 34 change it up to become more competitive?

The grinding type of tennis worked a treat 5 years ago, but his body is fucked so he can't have as many wars in the early rounds if he wants to trouble the big guys.

US Open it was the same, made hard work of mediocre players and then walloped by FAA.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 03, 2021, 01:30:23 PM
Fair play to Radacanu she fucking wallops it doesnt she?
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 01:45:13 PM
She's destroyed that set, blimey.
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Post by: chveik on July 03, 2021, 01:49:48 PM
aye she's good
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 01:52:10 PM
It's probably racist but I can't see her name without thinking of 'Machadaynu' from Look Around You.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 01:56:32 PM
Poor Cirstea, mind's gone.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 01:57:06 PM
Everything she's hitting is landing in. She'd beat Djokovic right now.
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Post by: chveik on July 03, 2021, 01:57:34 PM
holy shit
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 01:57:42 PM
Yeah, this is impressive.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 01:58:17 PM
Incredible shots there
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:01:14 PM
Everything she's hitting is landing in. She'd beat Djokovic right now.

Lost every point since I wrote this. Keep my trap shut.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:10:38 PM
Important hold there. Stopped the momentum.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 02:14:46 PM
This is all very new for her, so I'm not too concerned about the dips. Even if she loses from here, it's all good experience.

Is it fair to say she looks like the most talented young British player since Laura Robson? Or maybe even Murray?
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 02:16:24 PM
Meanwhile, Ostapenko is throwing it away on another court.
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Post by: Poobum on July 03, 2021, 02:18:56 PM
Drama with Ostapenko, playing shit, mind gone, asked for trainer, refusing to play right as Tomljanovic is serving. Tomljanovic pissed off, pointing at Ostapenko saying very clearly, "we all know she's lying". She is obviously lying, 'bout time this bullshit gets called out.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:27:09 PM
What a game that was.
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Post by: Poobum on July 03, 2021, 02:43:29 PM
Penko gone, good riddance after that.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:48:23 PM
She's done it! Brilliant performance.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 02:49:09 PM
Amazing. What a performance.
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Post by: chveik on July 03, 2021, 02:50:49 PM
lovely stuff
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 02:51:02 PM
That was a mad final point - dunno how she got half of those back.
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Post by: Poobum on July 03, 2021, 02:51:50 PM
Feel after watching those last few points that I might have watched wrong match :/
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:52:52 PM
Ajla Tomljanović in round four. Very winnable match, but Raducanu's gonna have to deal with a lot of nonsense the next couple of days, so we'll see how it goes.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 02:53:31 PM
Feel after watching those last few points that I might have watched wrong match :/

It was a terrific match. I don't think Cîrstea played bad at all.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 03, 2021, 03:16:59 PM
The Raducanu match was great. I've never seen anyone crouch like that to get a backhand, and I love the way she gets on top of the ball. I hope her knees hold up. She is great to watch - could be a Becker-esque scenario here maybe?
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 03, 2021, 03:22:52 PM
Norrie appears to have arrived on court before his serve.
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Post by: Poobum on July 03, 2021, 03:30:30 PM
The Raducanu match was great. I've never seen anyone crouch like that to get a backhand, and I love the way she gets on top of the ball. I hope her knees hold up. She is great to watch - could be a Becker-esque scenario here maybe?

If Siniakova or Krejcikova/Sevastova take out Barty, then maybe, but I don't see it happening. Would absolutely love a Krejcikova/Raducanu QF though.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 03, 2021, 03:32:59 PM
Would be fun to see Raducanu vs Gauff I think.

Federer is quite good at tennis mind isn't he?
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Post by: Uncle TechTip on July 03, 2021, 03:35:21 PM
Ajla Tomljanović in round four. Very winnable match, but Raducanu's gonna have to deal with a lot of nonsense the next couple of days, so we'll see how it goes.

I think the Daily Mail just came.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 03:39:59 PM
Too much SPORT today. Raducanu earlier, Federer now, Wales v Canada going on at the moment too, then Lions at 5, then football later.
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Post by: chveik on July 03, 2021, 04:04:34 PM
i'm watching kyrgios, it's great fun
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 04:14:00 PM
Oh dear, looks like Kyrgios has knackered himself?
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 04:14:11 PM
Flicked it over to Kyrgios and immediately "I wanna tear the fucking shit out of it." Commentator panicking. Lol.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 04:15:12 PM
Oh dear, looks like Kyrgios has knackered himself?

He's said he only want to play tennis part time. Unfortunately that is gonna make him more susceptible to injury.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 04:19:52 PM
Ah poor guy
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Post by: chveik on July 03, 2021, 04:20:59 PM
and he's gone. shame
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 04:30:59 PM
Damn. Was enjoying him at this tournament.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 03, 2021, 04:41:24 PM
I think the Daily Mail just came.

Good to see them get behind a truly multi-cultural Brit.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 03, 2021, 04:52:08 PM
Dramarama.

(https://i.ibb.co/jLngYy2/Screenshot-2021-07-03-at-16-50-47-2-Capt-Karnstein-Tennis-2-Twitter.png)
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Post by: bgmnts on July 03, 2021, 05:00:12 PM
Did Kyrgios tear his abdomen open?
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on July 03, 2021, 05:03:58 PM
Norrie McWhirter won't be breaking any records today.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 05:04:56 PM
Dramarama.

(https://i.ibb.co/jLngYy2/Screenshot-2021-07-03-at-16-50-47-2-Capt-Karnstein-Tennis-2-Twitter.png)

Ooooooo
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Post by: selectivememory on July 03, 2021, 05:05:08 PM
Dramarama.

(https://i.ibb.co/jLngYy2/Screenshot-2021-07-03-at-16-50-47-2-Capt-Karnstein-Tennis-2-Twitter.png)

Heh. Yeah, this exchange has continued into their press conferences. I'm probably a bit biased as I love Ostapenko, but I reckon she probably did have an issue. Admittedly she does have plenty of previous form for on-court shenanigans, but I dunno, she seemed genuinely pissed off with Tomljanovic for questioning her. 

Was only half watching the match though as Raducanu was on at the same time.
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Post by: Poobum on July 03, 2021, 05:26:15 PM
Gotta disagree, the timing and manner of her doing it was cynical and disrespectful, and I very much doubt there was anything wrong enough with her. Am biased to be fair because it's a rule I hate, if it's bad enough you retire, some magic strapping and 10 minute physio isn't gonna change anything. Absolutely loved the drama though, Tomljanovic's open contempt made me a fan.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 03, 2021, 05:28:06 PM
Yes, enjoyed her saying to the umpire: "She's lying. You know she's lying right"
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 03, 2021, 05:48:42 PM
Good to see them get behind a truly multi-cultural Brit.

They'll already be working on getting a photo of her looking pretty and happy opening her A level results, with a bit of side boob
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on July 04, 2021, 12:14:54 AM
They'll already be working on getting a photo of her looking pretty and happy opening her A level results, with a bit of side boob

She's a big girl now

(https://www.tennisworldusa.org/imgb/66711/15yearold-emma-raducanu-wins-the-second-pro-title-in-antalya.jpg)
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 11:28:38 AM
Pretty sure the person they keep cutting to and saying is Jabeur's husband, fitness coach and former fencer isn't her husband at all and is in fact her actual coach. I mean, he looks twice Jabeur's age. Not that that necessarily precludes him from being her husband, but you know.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 05, 2021, 11:35:36 AM
Jabeur el-hutt
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 11:40:39 AM
Her husband is the bloke in the green t shirt, I think... Looks like he's in his thirties maybe?

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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 11:42:49 AM
Yes... They just corrected themselves, then 're-corrected' BACK to the wrong way round!

Her coach and her husband were sitting next to each other, man says 'Her husband there in lime green, on the right, with her coach...No, beg your pardon, her husband on the LEFT'

WRONG. Stop getting Jabeur's husband wrong!
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Post by: pigamus on July 05, 2021, 11:48:57 AM
Ons Jabeur
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 12:05:20 PM
Got to love Ons.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 12:17:23 PM
Impressive after losing the first set the way she did. Thought Swiatek might run away with it after that.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 12:23:20 PM
Swiatek has looked good at times, but her serve seemed to just implode in that set. I do like Swiatek, she can't half leather the ball, but it'd be nice to see Ons go all the way.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 12:43:31 PM
Jabeur has been great today. Really clutch on break points in both her and Swiatek's service games. Iga did well to win that first set really, as I think she was second best even then.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 05, 2021, 12:52:19 PM
Jabeur was awesome there, I'd love to see her keep playing like that.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 05, 2021, 02:21:48 PM
Disappointed to have missed that match, but fucking work and shit. Still, going to sneak log off early and watch the Raducanu match later, and maybe highlights of Jabeur later. There was a point not long ago when women's tennis was a big baseline bombardment borefest, I'm glad that's not the case anymore.

New page alliteration arse.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 02:40:22 PM
This is a rather shambolic final set in the Korda-Khachanov match. Ten breaks of serve so far.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 05, 2021, 03:54:01 PM
Having watched Rublev / Fognini earlier, I wouldn't hold out much hope for Rublev stopping Djokovic. It was a reasonably comfortable win, but Fognini was trying some outrageous shots. When they worked they were incredible, but at least an equal amount just skanged off the frame into the crowd or missed the line by metres, he was totally inconsistent. It's a shame, because I can't stand Djokovic either. You only have to look at him to know the cunt wears a bumbag.

FFS I do remember thinking Fucsovic today was a bet as he likes grass and Rublev having a messy slam. I ended up getting a haircut instead.

Well done Fucsovic but bloody hell this is a lovely draw for Novak to say the least.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 05:04:58 PM
Haven't seen Kerber play this well in years. Going to be tough to beat this week I think.
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Post by: Poobum on July 05, 2021, 05:21:31 PM
Was just coming to say that was classic Kerber. Gauff did well enough, but a bit of a reality check when you face that kind of unrelenting quality. Barty looked really good against Krejcikova, it's going to take someone playing exceptional to stop her winning the whole thing.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 05, 2021, 05:22:40 PM
Auger-Aliassime two sets up on Zverev and looking much the better player.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 05:39:40 PM
He's overdue a decent run at a major, so this would be nice to see. Got a bit lucky with Kyrgios's injury in the last round, but it looks like he's making the most of the opportunity.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 05, 2021, 06:01:20 PM
Kerber v Muchova and Sabalenka v Jabeur could be a lot of fun tomorrow.

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Post by: Deanjam on July 05, 2021, 07:18:16 PM
Raducanu/Tomljanović gonna end a lot later than the other women's matches. Seems a bit unfair with such a quick turnaround tomorrow.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 05, 2021, 07:31:10 PM
Raducanu/Tomljanović gonna end a lot later than the other women's matches. Seems a bit unfair with such a quick turnaround tomorrow.

Zverev match always likely to be a long one, so its a dismal call not to have it before it.

I think the winners plays Barty at 1pm tomorrow. Wild.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 07:32:15 PM
Yeah. Awful scheduling. It's stupid that they let TV dictate so much of their order of play. BBC have been hyping Raducanu all day, kind of ironic that they may have screwed her further progression in the tournament. Barty was going to be tough enough to beat in the next round anyway, but she'll have a big advantage now.

I think the winners plays Barty at 1pm tomorrow. Wild.

Oof. I hope it's the second match at least, because otherwise they'll barely have 12 hours to get ready for it.
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Post by: chveik on July 05, 2021, 07:42:44 PM
can't see barty losing tomorrow, krejcikova was playing really well but it wasn't enough
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 07:46:02 PM
Nice one Felix.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 05, 2021, 09:17:06 PM
Emma retires from her match. Was a set and break down. Watched it while live tweeting Hell Comes to Frogtown. Depressing evening all round.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 09:18:14 PM
That's a blow - hope she's not riddled with the vid
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Post by: bgmnts on July 05, 2021, 09:20:33 PM
She waw getting spanked anyway to be fair. Been a lot of injuries the past week.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 09:21:25 PM
May have been getting battered because she was ill.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 05, 2021, 09:23:19 PM
Is this the usual euphemistic stuff around periods? Seems like they are slightly talking around the problem. Can't play because horrible cramps is a legit reason to retire. Even if it's something else I wish they'd get over that.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 09:25:39 PM
Bit of an anti-climax. Hope she's ok. Poor kid's barely even played on the WTA circuit before, I wonder if the pressure got a bit overwhelming.

Oh well, hopefully she'll be able to develop her career a bit now away from the media hype.
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Post by: chveik on July 05, 2021, 09:26:14 PM
i thought she was having a panic attack but fuck knows. very sad
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Post by: selectivememory on July 05, 2021, 09:26:50 PM
Yeah. I thought the same.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 05, 2021, 09:27:21 PM
It did look like she was having trouble breathing, what with the doc putting a stethoscope to her back.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 05, 2021, 09:27:48 PM
Is McEnroe drunk?
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 05, 2021, 09:28:15 PM
she was only GB #10, was she on a miracle run or something?
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Post by: Deanjam on July 05, 2021, 09:59:14 PM
she was only GB #10, was she on a miracle run or something?

It's her first big tournament. When she got a wild card into it a lot of people said she didn't deserve it. She's done amazingly well.
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Post by: Johnny Textface on July 05, 2021, 10:00:20 PM
Yes, fantastic achievment. Hope she's OK and I'm sure she'll be back.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on July 05, 2021, 11:27:52 PM
Can I just shock you? I like Kyrgios. He said something that I actually thought was good, and I thought he was probably alright from then on. I can't remember what he was talking about or when he said it.

I don't remember that too
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Post by: greencalx on July 06, 2021, 10:41:13 AM
Tuned in for the Raducanu match as I’d not seen her play before. I think it would have been much better for the match to have been played on one of the peripheral courts in the afternoon instead of pushing her into the spotlight like this. I think that’s what would have happened to a first-time player if they had come from any other country - and for good reason. McEnroe is a cunt - literally the first time I’ve had to turn the telly off due to a presenter’s behaviour.

Anyway, she’s got plenty of time to develop her game and get used to the pressures of a major tournament. Can’t believe Federer’s still going at 40…
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 06, 2021, 11:43:05 AM
McEnroe was brusque but he isn't going to play home favourite soft serve patronising. He's probably seen more jr hotshots bottle it on the big stage than most paid commentariat blueticks have watched full matches.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 06, 2021, 11:47:55 AM
Didn't seem harsh from McEnroe to me, as sevendaughters says, he's been around for a long, long time and has probably seen similar things forever.

May have been a combination of things.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 06, 2021, 12:55:40 PM
McEnroe was brusque but he isn't going to play home favourite soft serve patronising. He's probably seen more jr hotshots bottle it on the big stage than most paid commentariat blueticks have watched full matches.

She was hyperventilating on court. It was an obvious medical issue. Very harsh to describe that as a bottle job. The first set was very close, even if neither player was at their best. There's a world of difference between being nervous and missing all your shots, which could happen to anyone, and actually physically struggling to breathe.

Still, McEnroe's been treated a bit harshly I think. He's not the most articulate man and he probably shouldn't have been speculating about her mental health on TV in the way that he was, but I don't quite understand why people are calling him misogynistic. I'm sure he would have said much the same had it been a man, and he did actually try (very clumsily, but still) to relate it to his own experiences as a teenager at Wimbledon.
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Post by: Johnny Textface on July 06, 2021, 01:28:49 PM
It's all still speculation though, why do they think they need to do that?

Shes retired due to a medical issue. Done. Next.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 06, 2021, 01:32:49 PM
I see Piers Morgan has offered the most Piers Morgan take imaginable on this.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 06, 2021, 02:32:21 PM
I see Piers Morgan has offered the most Piers Morgan take imaginable on this.

We need to be mentally tough, says man who flounced off his own tv show because a colleague disagreed with him.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 06, 2021, 02:49:12 PM
I feel sorry for anyone who has to endure being talked about by Piers Morgan.

Especially a child for fuck's sake.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 06, 2021, 02:53:25 PM
I like the nochalance with which Jabeur sometimes returns a serve. That drop shot just then, looked like she was just batting it back after a fault.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 06, 2021, 03:19:36 PM
I'd be annoyed if I was McEnroe, I don't think his points last night were that bad if a little gruff, last thing he needs is to be lumped in with an attention seeking berk like Piers.

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Post by: Cuellar on July 06, 2021, 03:57:04 PM
Ah man, shame for Jabeur.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 06, 2021, 04:12:40 PM
Would have liked her to win, but Sabalenka's looking very good. Pliskova next for her.

Kerber through too. Should Barty win today, it could be a great match between them in the semis.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 06, 2021, 04:14:59 PM
Yeah Sabalenka looked ruthless
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Post by: sevendaughters on July 06, 2021, 04:57:25 PM
Raducanu saying "the experience caught up with me".

Expect everyone to line up and kiss McEnroe's feet NOW.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 06, 2021, 06:25:20 PM
Random runs can be fun, but am pleased to see a normal looking line up in the ladies semi finals .

Hoping for a little more intrigue tomorrow in the men's quarters. At least one of Hurkacz, FAA and Khachenov should be able to challenge the favs in their respective games.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 07, 2021, 02:36:36 PM
CALM DOWN BORIS CHRIST ALIVE MATE
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Post by: bgmnts on July 07, 2021, 02:47:15 PM
Raducanu saying "the experience caught up with me".

Expect everyone to line up and kiss McEnroe's feet NOW.

Did anyone maybe backpedal on their outrage?

Also, Boris is a weirdo.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 07, 2021, 02:51:30 PM
Getting pretty philosophical here - the problem of induction.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 07, 2021, 02:52:25 PM
Oof. Not sure I can sit through a match with Boris and Inverdale commentating. Inverdale should have been put out to pasture years ago.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 07, 2021, 02:53:36 PM
Yeah it's tough going tbh
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Post by: Cuellar on July 07, 2021, 02:54:23 PM
Inverdale managing to shoehorn talking about England even when commentating on a totally different SPORT, let alone a different match
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Post by: Deanjam on July 07, 2021, 05:14:39 PM
Not seen much of Hurkacz but he's got a nice touch for a big guy. Reminds me of Del Porto.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 07, 2021, 05:28:25 PM
Yeah, he's a very likeable player. Won Miami this year, and got some good wins along the way, even if it wasn't the strongest field for a Masters. Making a very decent fist of this match against Fed. 
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Post by: rjd2 on July 07, 2021, 05:53:46 PM
FAA getting much better now.
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Post by: chveik on July 07, 2021, 05:55:16 PM
roger's getting creamed
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Post by: selectivememory on July 07, 2021, 06:04:03 PM
Yeah, he's well out of it now. Game falling to pieces.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 07, 2021, 06:13:52 PM
Impressive from Hurkacz. Has anyone ever bageled Roger on grass before? Fed wasn't at his best, but he's produced some good tennis this tournament. Hurkacz could be quite a player on grass. Maybe we've got a real contender to Djokovic.
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Post by: chveik on July 07, 2021, 06:14:28 PM
bye grandad
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Post by: Deanjam on July 07, 2021, 06:16:09 PM
bye grandad

Stop being a meanie!
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Post by: Cuellar on July 07, 2021, 06:17:52 PM
Ah who cares, Djokovic will steamroller whoever he meets in the final
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Post by: buttgammon on July 07, 2021, 06:21:07 PM
Ah who cares, Djokovic will steamroller whoever he meets in the final

I really hope not (although unfortunately, this thought took the gloss off that remarkable match for me). I'm not sure if I've ever seen Federer play like that before, but Hurkacz looked great.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 07, 2021, 06:27:11 PM
Berrettini for me still a slight favourite to make the final on that side, but Hurkacz has been very impressive this week and it's definitely not beyond him to win the semifinal considering who he's beaten already. Three very likeable players left on that side though. Happy to see any of them in the final.

Hopefully Shapovalov can really take it to Djokovic in the semis, but I feel like the win he got today over Khachanov was pretty big for him, as he definitely would have lost that a year ago, and I doubt he's quite ready to take it to the next level. 
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Post by: bgmnts on July 07, 2021, 06:30:43 PM
Fed's done lol
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Post by: Johnny Textface on July 07, 2021, 07:13:45 PM
Good to see lots of new faces in the men's draw this year. But does anyone have the skill and billiards to give it to Novak?
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Post by: bgmnts on July 08, 2021, 01:26:47 PM
Bjorn Borg'd kid beat a kid called basically Mark Mouse.
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Post by: DocDaneeka on July 08, 2021, 04:11:20 PM
Aryna "Ker-twat" Sabalenka.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 08, 2021, 04:14:19 PM
I do like Sabalenka. She's an imposing figure. But by christ she doesn't half scream.
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Post by: chveik on July 08, 2021, 04:26:50 PM
she's scary
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Post by: selectivememory on July 08, 2021, 04:32:46 PM
The final should be a good match whoever gets through here, but I do have a strong preference now for Barty to win it. Just can't warm to either of these two.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 08, 2021, 05:26:58 PM
Pliskova serves it out without much trouble. Was totally expecting a choke. Anyway, agree with selectivememory and want Barty to win the final. Anyone see her semi? I missed it due to work, but straight sets over Kerber on grass sounds like she played well.
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Post by: chveik on July 08, 2021, 05:28:45 PM
impressive win. have no opinion on the final, just hope it's good
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Post by: rjd2 on July 08, 2021, 05:31:26 PM
impressive win. have no opinion on the final, just hope it's good

Yeah same here. I know the Pliskova game doesn't appeal to many, but I don't mind it and we don't get many matches like that in the ladies which was a serving exhibition.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 08, 2021, 05:35:41 PM
Anyone see her semi? I missed it due to work, but straight sets over Kerber on grass sounds like she played well.

Yeah, was a really impressive performance. Came back from a break down in the second set when it looked like Kerber was really getting into the match, and then played a flawless tie break. She seems to be getting better with each match this week. Just kept hitting the lines today. 

That was pretty good from Pliskova though. Definitely the better player out there, probably should have won the first set as well. I prefer Barty and her style of play, but I wouldn't begrudge Pliskova a major. She has been one of the most consistent players in the last five years.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 08, 2021, 09:28:43 PM
I do like Sabalenka. She's an imposing figure. But by christ she doesn't half scream.

If I was given weeks to live, I'd ask to be despatched being cracked like a nut between her sweaty thighs.
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Post by: chveik on July 09, 2021, 04:20:43 PM
are there any players that refuse to answer the journalists' questions in english?
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Post by: bgmnts on July 09, 2021, 04:26:36 PM
The Italians have flair but are mentally unstable, according to Tim Henman.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 09, 2021, 04:52:40 PM
are there any players that refuse to answer the journalists' questions in english?

That's a good question. Maybe Naomi Osaka could answer in Japanese to piss them off
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Post by: Cuellar on July 09, 2021, 04:54:58 PM
worra backhand!
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Post by: bgmnts on July 09, 2021, 05:55:43 PM
Bit of a bottlejob at the moment. His serve looks monstrous.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 09, 2021, 07:27:08 PM
Another efficient game of tennis ticked off by Mr Bumbag
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Post by: selectivememory on July 09, 2021, 07:30:04 PM
Shapovalov is so frustrating. He was with Djokovic the entire match, and just fell apart at the end of each set. Definitely needs to improve his composure on the big points, but his game is there and he could win a lot if he does.
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Post by: chveik on July 09, 2021, 07:33:02 PM
frustrating indeed. so tired of seeing that stupid face
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Post by: rjd2 on July 09, 2021, 07:39:05 PM
3-0 a little harsh on Shapo, but he blew the big moments so it is what it is.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 09, 2021, 10:06:10 PM
Didn't watch it after 5-3 in the first set. Fuck's sake. Someone dethrone Novax.
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Post by: FredNurke on July 09, 2021, 10:11:44 PM
Hopefully WADA will manage it one of these days.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 02:22:28 PM
Oof. Pliskova having a nightmare out there right now. Only winning points on Barty errors. I'd forgotten she'd lost the Rome final 6-0 6-0 earlier this year.
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Post by: chveik on July 10, 2021, 02:24:26 PM
hope she wakes up before the final's over
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 02:25:29 PM
Barty looks a bit tight now as well, which might keep it a bit closer. Understandable I guess. Hopefully they both settle into it.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 10, 2021, 02:29:42 PM
Pliskova has waited until game 7 to start following through on her topspin shots.
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Post by: Poobum on July 10, 2021, 02:45:50 PM
This is so horrible to watch, feels like I'm a voyeur watching someone have a breakdown.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 02:48:28 PM
Just horrific from Pliskova. Have to feel bad for her. Coming into this final she'd been broken just four times in the entire tournament. She's doubled that so far this match.

The weird thing is this is the worst match I've seen Barty play at this tournament, and she's winning it comfortably. 
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 03:05:57 PM
Playing some decent stuff at last. Will be interesting if she can take it to a deciding set.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 10, 2021, 03:14:23 PM
Playing some decent stuff at last. Will be interesting if she can take it to a deciding set.

You totally jinxed her.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 10, 2021, 03:15:37 PM
Pliskova seems very volley phobic, there are shots where she could just bury it with a topspin volley
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 03:16:00 PM
Oh dear. That's a bad loss of serve.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 10, 2021, 03:18:19 PM
And now Barty fucks it. PRESSURE!
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 03:20:36 PM
Very loose game that from Barty.

This match has a similar vibe to last year's US Open men's final. 
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Post by: Deanjam on July 10, 2021, 03:26:32 PM
Pliskova holds for the second set despite a mini wobble. Wouldn't like to predict the winner.
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Post by: Poobum on July 10, 2021, 03:26:40 PM
Wow. Feels like I can actually enjoy this now.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 10, 2021, 03:36:04 PM
Feeble volley into the net and Pliskova is broken.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 03:37:25 PM
I still don't trust Barty to close it out comfortably. She's looked really tight every time Pliskova's handed her the lead. 
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Post by: Deanjam on July 10, 2021, 04:04:43 PM
Barty wins! Happy for her.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 10, 2021, 04:06:00 PM
That's a relief. Would have been tough to see her lose that one.
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Post by: gilbertharding on July 10, 2021, 04:47:47 PM
Who are these banterwankers in the audience?
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 03:03:24 PM
Decent fight back from Berrettini here
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Post by: greencalx on July 11, 2021, 03:08:11 PM
Yeah bit more entertaining now. Djokovic seemed to have a wobble where he was missing his first serves but these seem to be coming back in again now.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 03:12:54 PM
Berrettini's doing OK now, very good effort to get it to a tie break, but I do struggle to see how he wins this over five sets. Djokovic loves picking apart the game of this kind of player.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 03:14:28 PM
Lot of errors from Djokovic though.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 03:16:34 PM
That being said even if he loses this first set I can see Djokovic doing his usual trick of just mentally reseting and winning the next three comfortably.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 03:21:48 PM
Woah. Very impressive from Berrettini. To be honest, as soon as he went down a break in that set, I'd written him off entirely.

Still don't think he'll win it, but that was good.
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Post by: greencalx on July 11, 2021, 03:25:05 PM
Yeah it’s game on now I think. Djokovic the stronger player but being given a good run for his money.
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Post by: lankyguy95 on July 11, 2021, 03:28:59 PM
Of course Djokovic breaks first game next set. Of course.
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Post by: greencalx on July 11, 2021, 03:29:37 PM
Spoke a bit soon, Djokovic’s turned into a machine now. But still manages to be interesting, which is nice.
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 03:43:31 PM
not looking good
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Post by: Chollis on July 11, 2021, 03:51:34 PM
Lovely lumpy lob
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 03:59:53 PM
murderous cunt
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Post by: greencalx on July 11, 2021, 04:00:13 PM
That was a lot of fun!
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Post by: Chollis on July 11, 2021, 04:00:35 PM
Here he is!
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 11, 2021, 04:01:29 PM
Berrettini is certainly no quitter. What a great comeback to win that game
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Post by: Chollis on July 11, 2021, 04:03:42 PM
WASTE OF TIME
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 04:07:42 PM
Duke of CUNT
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 04:12:26 PM
He was too far behind to get back into that set, but it was still good to see. Better 6-4 than 6-0, with some more pressure put on Djokovic, and hopefully he can carry that level into this set.
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Post by: Chollis on July 11, 2021, 04:27:28 PM
Did centre court even cheer on Djokovic when he was new and hadn't been winning anything?
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Post by: Poobum on July 11, 2021, 04:47:44 PM
"She's enjoying seeing how he's using his body, of course she is, she's his mother." The fuck you on about Boris? (this was about an hour ago, but I'm still stuck on it).

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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 04:49:56 PM
"She's enjoying seeing how he's using his body, of course she is, she's his mother." The fuck you on about Boris? (this was about an hour ago, but I'm still stuck on it)

He's such a weirdo. I've got the Five Live commentary on. Just can't abide Boris or Castle these days.
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 04:52:19 PM
boris must be a sex pest
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 04:52:37 PM
Was that Djokovic hitting five winners in the whole third set?!
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 04:58:11 PM
Just the master at winning while appearing to be the second best player. Those first two sets against Shapo the other day, for example. And the stats of the final two years ago are nuts. Poor Fed outplayed him for almost five hours and still lost.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 04:59:34 PM
Very true
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 05:14:51 PM
That point was ludicrous
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 05:17:59 PM
Yeah. Dammit. Berrettini would have had a couple of break points if he'd won that. Chance gone.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 05:22:00 PM
And now he's been broken... Novak a couple of holds away from #20.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 05:26:26 PM
Yup bearing down on this like an England fan on a line
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 05:28:33 PM
BALLS
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Post by: Cuellar on July 11, 2021, 05:29:12 PM
That's what you get Tomljanovic for knocking out England's rose!!!
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Post by: Norton Canes on July 11, 2021, 05:37:20 PM
Right that's over, do we find out the new Doctor Who now?
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 05:39:30 PM
It is mental that they've all got 20 each now. Djokovic at this point surely favoured to go on and win the most.


Fairly impressed with Berrettini in this match though. You never know how they'll play in a first major final, but he was better than I expected him to be. Made Novak work for it.
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Post by: rjd2 on July 11, 2021, 05:40:51 PM
Interesting to see who shows up for the Olympics, if we get more pull outs their its quite possible he wins that and the US Open.
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Post by: Poobum on July 11, 2021, 05:41:44 PM
Never as fun as watching Federer, but incredible non the less, Djokovic looking unbeatable in second gear. Wouldn't mind seeing him do the golden slam, the well meaning yet harmful weird prat.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on July 11, 2021, 05:45:48 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed that, despite Djokovic winning, that was pretty absorbing. Credit to Berrettini for trying to mix things up and playing some gutsy tennis, that was close.
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Post by: lankyguy95 on July 11, 2021, 05:53:26 PM
Twenty slams is always a ridiculously impressive achievement. Mind-blowing for a player to be that good and that competitive for so long.

Berrettini's a really good player but he also competed better than I thought he would. Good final.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on July 11, 2021, 06:48:30 PM
If Novak wins the Olympics but not the US Open, he might wonder whether he should have skipped the former.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 11, 2021, 07:09:30 PM
I would think that he desperately wants that gold medal though. He's won everything else it's possible to win in the sport. Every slam and masters at least twice, longest reign at #1, winning records against all of his main rivals.

If he wasn't on for the calendar slam, I'd even wonder if he'd favour the medal over the US Open. But I dunno. It's odd that he's only won three of those, and that Rafa has won more than him. Never quite worked out for him there considering how great he is on the hard courts. I guess towards the end of the season it's always ripe for someone less favoured to win it. Murray, Cilic, Wawrinka and Thiem all did it in tournaments that Djokovic would have felt he could have won.
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 07:15:33 PM
fair play to the lad, he really is fucking good
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Post by: chveik on July 11, 2021, 08:50:21 PM
is there going to be canned crowd noises during the olympics?
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Post by: buttgammon on July 11, 2021, 11:30:13 PM
is there going to be canned crowd noises during the olympics?

"C'MON TIM!!!" on a loop forever.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 12, 2021, 09:32:17 AM
Hope Djokovic fucks off to be Serbian president or whatever so men's tennis can have a few years of being as wide open as women's tennis currently is.
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Post by: buttgammon on July 12, 2021, 10:12:26 AM
Hope Djokovic fucks off to be Serbian president or whatever so men's tennis can have a few years of being as wide open as women's tennis currently is.

He will do this eventually, won't he? Serbian politics has form with all his alternative medicine voodoo shit too - that's what the Republic Srpska war criminal bloke who looks like Father Ted dabbled in when he was on the run.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 12, 2021, 11:51:39 AM
Djokovic now saying he's unsure of going to Olympics due to no fans and player bubble.
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Post by: greencalx on July 12, 2021, 12:25:43 PM
Hope Djokovic fucks off to be Serbian president or whatever so men's tennis can have a few years of being as wide open as women's tennis currently is.

This seems to be how Men's tennis is, for some reason. The last 30 years seems to have been basically Sampras, Federer, Djokovic with Nadal occasionally getting a look-in. Out of these, Sampras was the one who bored me the most.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 12, 2021, 12:49:07 PM
This seems to be how Men's tennis is, for some reason. The last 30 years seems to have been basically Sampras, Federer, Djokovic with Nadal occasionally getting a look-in. Out of these, Sampras was the one who bored me the most.

Between Sampras and Federer's ascendance there were about 10 different World number 1s and various major winners.

Let's think.. Agassi, Rios... Moya... Ferrero.. Rafter... Was Kuerten in there? Roddick and Hewitt perhaps? Kafelnikov & Safin. Oh and Muster!

There have only been 4 players who made it to number 1 in the next 17 years. One of those was only number 1 for a combined 41 weeks.

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic also have by far the biggest spans between first and most recent week ranked as world number 1.
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Post by: EOLAN on July 12, 2021, 01:13:39 PM
Did Richard Krajicek* win a Grand slam around that inter Samoras - Federer period. (*No he won it earlier actually)
Of course while Samoras was generally dominating the clay court specialists were still able to fight for The French Open between themselves. Something Nadal effectively put an end to single handedly.
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Post by: lankyguy95 on July 12, 2021, 01:32:06 PM
Men's top ten rankings from 1990-2019. I'd put it on double speed and mute but it's really interesting to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BgMrm3yz58
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Post by: selectivememory on July 24, 2021, 11:21:51 AM
Olympic tennis underway now. Probably won't get too interesting in the singles until after a few rounds, as both the draws, and especially the men's, are missing a lot of the top 50. Women's side could be really good in the later rounds though, as most of the really in-form players this year are taking part. Djokovic winning the men's does feel inevitable at this point, though he is a bit more vulnerable over three sets these days.

One notable result already in the doubles, as Herbert/Mahut have been beaten by Murray/Salisbury. Which is a bit of an upset, as they would have been one of the strong favourites to win the whole thing. Better chance for Murray to get a medal than in the singles now they've got that match out of the way.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on July 24, 2021, 11:28:45 AM
That french pairing are waning. Closing the curtain on french tennis success forever. Mladenovic is also a gonner in the doubles these days. French sport in general is in another doldrums
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Post by: Deanjam on July 24, 2021, 01:59:25 PM
Interesting that the Murray's aren't playing as a duo this year. Their record as a team at the Olympics is surprisingly awful, so they've both probably got a better chance at a doubles medal not playing together.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 24, 2021, 02:23:14 PM
I think Jamie only got in the Olympic team at the last minute, as Evans got Covid and had to withdraw, at which point Andy was already paired up with Salisbury. Though maybe they would have chosen different partners anyway, given their poor record.
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Post by: chveik on July 25, 2021, 04:51:40 AM
Barty GONE
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on July 25, 2021, 07:05:46 AM
Murray has withdrawn from the singles due to injury/to save himself from the humiliation of being beaten 6-0, 6-0/to focus on the doubles, where he has a better medal chance.

Players are unhappy with the extreme heat:

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/olympics-tennis-2021-ash-barty-caught-joke-conditions-213208930.html
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Post by: selectivememory on July 25, 2021, 10:56:05 AM
Rublev also out, but glad for Nishikori, as that was a rough draw at his home Olympics. Nice if he could get on a run here.

Murray could well have beaten Auger-Aliassime though, as he went out in straights to a guy barely in the top 200. But if he's worried about stretching himself too thin, the doubles is the smart bet if he wants to get a medal. 

The conditions look horrible. Courts seem really slow and the heat very oppressive. Might be a few more upsets early on.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 27, 2021, 10:31:23 AM
Big win for Liam Broady over Hurkacz to make the last 16. Really justifying his place in the draw.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 27, 2021, 10:59:20 AM
Yeah, good for him. Making the most of the opportunity, and Chardy in the next round is certainly winnable. Muzz and Salisbury also through to the quarters, and one win away from getting to play for a medal.

Osaka and Krejcikova both gone overnight, which leaves the women's draw even more open. Maybe Svitolina can finally do something at a big tournament, even if not a major. Muguruza and Bencic also still in it.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 28, 2021, 11:49:49 AM
Murray and Salisbury are out of the doubles after blowing a set and a break lead. Oh, well.

Still a bit of French interest left in the men's singles for Blodders and chveik, with Chardy and Humbert both making the quarters. I reckon Humbert in particular has a pretty decent path to a medal now. Medvedev is the best player left in his half and he's apparently been really struggling with the heat.

Women's semis are set:

Bencic - Rybakina 
Svitolina - Vondrousova

Not the strongest line-up, though given the consistency on the WTA these days it's hardly surprising. Would quite like to see Svitolina win it, but I don't really have a strong preference at this point.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 29, 2021, 02:35:36 PM
Potential double gold for both Bencic and Djokovic here. Djokovic has looked pretty inevitable for the title, but Zverev may provide his first real test. He's always looked better in best of 3 matches against the top players.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 30, 2021, 10:48:22 AM
Apparently Djokovic has lost like eight games in a row from being a set and a break up. This is probably going to be his last chance to get an Olympic gold in singles, as he'll be 37 when the next games come around. Still in the mixed doubles I guess, but the singles is what he'll have been targeting.

Wish it was almost anyone other than Zverev beating him though.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 30, 2021, 10:55:02 AM
OK then. Hope Khachanov can win the final.
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Post by: Deanjam on July 30, 2021, 11:46:14 AM
Yeah Zverev is a bit of a dodgy character, so will be rooting for Khachanov. Not entirely shocked that Djokovic lost as he is vulnerable in best of 3, but he must be gutted. Still, Federer never got singles gold either, so it happens.
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Post by: chveik on July 30, 2021, 12:15:19 PM
Yeah Zverev is a bit of a dodgy character

how come?
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Post by: Deanjam on July 30, 2021, 12:18:55 PM
Allegations of domestic abuse from his ex.
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Post by: selectivememory on July 30, 2021, 12:23:32 PM
Worth a read for those who weren't aware of it: https://racquetmag.com/2020/11/05/olyas-story/
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Post by: selectivememory on July 31, 2021, 12:54:03 PM
Carreno Busta and Svitolina take the bronze medals in singles. Djokovic pulled out of his mixed doubles bronze match after losing to Busta, so all in all, a pretty wretched couple of days for him.

Women's singles final up soon.
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Post by: chveik on July 31, 2021, 02:38:39 PM
Carreno Busta and Svitolina take the bronze medals in singles. Djokovic pulled out of his mixed doubles bronze match after losing to Busta, so all in all, a pretty wretched couple of days for him.

Women's singles final up soon.

unless he really is injured, that's fucking disrespectful to his doubles partner. it's not every day that you get the chance to win an olympic medal
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Post by: selectivememory on July 31, 2021, 03:35:40 PM
Gold medal for Bencic. Pretty good final. On for a second gold medal in the doubles tomorrow as well, though the Czech team are great and have won a lot together before, so will probably be the favourites for that match.

unless he really is injured, that's fucking disrespectful to his doubles partner. it's not every day that you get the chance to win an olympic medal

Yeah. I wonder if playing both singles and doubles was a bit too much for him. He says he's injured, and I expect he is really knackered, but who knows. I would be pretty pissed off though if I were his partner.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 31, 2021, 03:48:04 PM
Haha Bye Nole mahaytema ghandi
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Post by: Deanjam on July 31, 2021, 05:12:26 PM
Djokovic was very lucky not to get dq'd for that racket sling into the crowd. There are still some people knocking about the stands and a reckless throw like that is a dq under ITF rules. He also let go of his racked when he smashed into the ground later. Two clear violations, but nothing from the umpire.
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Post by: chveik on August 13, 2021, 01:49:57 AM
i love jabeur, she really knows how to put on a good show
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Post by: FredNurke on August 13, 2021, 02:30:43 AM
I really hope she has a cameo in this new Dune film.
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Post by: rjd2 on August 14, 2021, 07:16:12 PM
 Medvedev and Tsitsipas playing the servebots tonight in the semi finals.

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Post by: selectivememory on August 15, 2021, 02:04:43 AM
Looks like Medvedev has done the decent thing and prevented the worst final imaginable. Shame he won't play Tsitsipas next, as that's a match-up that's developing into an interesting rivalry.

Though I can't really begrudge Opelka some success. Not a fan of his game, but he seems nice enough for an American player.
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Post by: rjd2 on August 15, 2021, 03:25:46 PM
I don't mind Isner that much really. I watch WWE, UFC and boxing "sports" which are full of people with dire political opinions so his Trumpiness doesn't bother me.

I assume plenty on the tour lean right anyhow.

Isner though has regressed from a few years ago, he was a much better returner now he is just a servebot. The tour is pretty weak so he can have plenty of success but when he bumps into a player like Medvedev he should be dispatched easily enough.

Opelka doesn't have the greatest game, but he has some nice wins in his brief career so their is definitely something to work with.
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Post by: rjd2 on August 15, 2021, 03:26:26 PM
Giorgi v Pliskova in the ladies final, randomness yet again.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 15, 2021, 09:03:05 PM
Oh dear. More surgery for Federer. Won't play again this year at least, after that, who knows. I'm kind of surprised that he's still talking about returning to the tour; he must really love playing tennis.
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Post by: chveik on August 17, 2021, 08:12:39 PM
it rains all the fucking time in cincinnateh
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Post by: chveik on August 18, 2021, 03:51:52 AM
holy shit that was tense
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Post by: chveik on August 18, 2021, 12:26:09 PM
well chuffed for Paire
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Post by: rjd2 on August 19, 2021, 01:00:41 AM
Nice win for him, plays the inform Isner though so that's probably that sadly.

Thiem has shut down his year, astonishing how shite he has been since he won the US last year.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 19, 2021, 02:10:50 AM
Thiem has shut down his year, astonishing how shite he has been since he won the US last year.

Yeah, though it's mostly down to injury I think. He had a decent end to the year after the US, and almost won the tour finals, but since then it's all been a bit underwhelming.

I do worry about wrist injuries for tennis players. Probably plenty of them fully recover from them, but I can't help thinking of Robson and Delpo, and I hope the time off will help him get back to full fitness. Men's tour at the moment is definitely much weaker with him absent or not playing well.
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Post by: chveik on August 19, 2021, 07:38:36 AM
jabeur was on fire last night
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Post by: chveik on August 20, 2021, 02:15:08 AM
OSAKA GONE

am i the only one watching this btw?
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Post by: selectivememory on August 20, 2021, 12:08:33 PM
am i the only one watching this btw?

I've been half paying attention, watching the odd match when I can be bothered. But there's a lot of tennis during the summer and I don't want to get sick of it before the US Open. Probably will watch some this weekend though. Kerber-Kvitova today should be a good one.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 21, 2021, 08:47:44 PM
Wasn't expecting Medvedev to lose to Rublev. Though he's still probably the most likely to win the US if Djokovic doesn't, especially with Nadal withdrawing as well.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 22, 2021, 08:53:49 PM
Barty looking ruthless this week. Of course, being the WTA, the US Open could be anyone's, but she does seem like the standout favourite at the moment, and about the most consistent #1 in a long time. She could really carve out a great career for herself in the next couple of years if she keeps this up.
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Post by: rjd2 on August 22, 2021, 09:50:39 PM
Nice run for emma raducanu in the Chicago event, not the highest standard but got to the final and lost a close match to Tauson who is pretty highly rated herself.

Ruthless from Barty, but WTF was Teichmann doing in the final?
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Post by: chveik on August 23, 2021, 12:40:43 AM
pure wta randomness. she got creamed
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Post by: selectivememory on August 27, 2021, 08:07:15 PM
Nice run for emma raducanu in the Chicago event, not the highest standard but got to the final and lost a close match to Tauson who is pretty highly rated herself.

She's now won through qualifying to make the main draw of the US Open next week, which is nice to see. Seems like she's responded really positively to everything that happened at Wimbledon, and I expect it won't be long until she's in the top 100.
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Post by: chveik on August 27, 2021, 10:31:31 PM
zverev is guilty as fuck isn't he, hope he's going to get crushed on court
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Post by: selectivememory on August 27, 2021, 11:08:04 PM
zverev is guilty as fuck isn't he, hope he's going to get crushed on court

Yep. Some really horrible stuff in that new article. The way he's responded to the whole thing (both today, and back when the story first broke last year) make him seem almost sociopathic. Maybe he's getting terrible advice from the scummy PR people he hired, but he's not coming across well at all.

He's got a terrible record against top 10 players at majors though (still without a win I think), so hopefully he'll come undone at some point, even if he is the form player right now.
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Post by: chveik on August 28, 2021, 11:30:25 PM
bit controversial possibly but i think the antivaxxers should be suspended. give some kind of example
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Post by: Deanjam on August 28, 2021, 11:34:51 PM
We've reached the point where fans have to prove they've been vaxxed to get into the US open but the players don't. I completely agree with not letting any player play who won't get the vax. There are no excuses. If everyone got vaxxed this thing would be over. So tired of anti-science cunts.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 29, 2021, 12:05:39 AM
Think there's a good chance Australia won't let them in next year if they don't get it, or at least there'll be some kind of situation where those that have had it aren't subject to the same restrictions as those that haven't. But yeah, fuck 'em. So utterly selfish and stupid. Was disappointed in Tsitsipas when he came out with his idiotic bullshit a couple of weeks back. But he's far from the only one.

Djokovic really bears a lot of responsibility here, given he's positioned himself as something of a leader for the other players on the tour. Very unhelpful that he's been openly anti-vax in the past, and still continues to be deliberately vague and equivocal about the issue even now.
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Post by: Deanjam on August 29, 2021, 01:40:37 AM
In better news Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, and Emma Raducanu all came through qualifying to make the main draw, which means 5 British women in the US Open, which must be the highest for a while.
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Post by: chveik on August 30, 2021, 07:20:54 PM
great start from the french...
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Post by: selectivememory on August 30, 2021, 07:44:51 PM
Stephens against Keys was a good first round match. Good win for Stephens, and also for Halep, who had a tough draw as well, especially considering she's barely played in the last few months.

Hoping this Murray-Tsitsipas match is going to be competitive at least, though I doubt Murray can win it.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 30, 2021, 08:35:10 PM
Great first set from Murray. Dunno if he can keep it up, but it's lovely to see him playing like this again.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 30, 2021, 10:32:34 PM
Murray should have won the second set, but he's doing well in the third. I thought he might start to tail off as Tsitsipas raised his level, but it hasn't happened yet.
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Post by: chveik on August 31, 2021, 12:00:43 AM
what the fuck is this tsitsipas cunt doing in the toilet
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Post by: selectivememory on August 31, 2021, 12:05:04 AM
Muzz is, of course, always ratty when he feels a match slipping away, but he's got a point about the cheating. Zverev made a similar point in Cincinnati. Tsitsipas is getting a bit of a reputation for this kind of behaviour. He's either getting coached when he's off-court, or it's just gamesmanship.

It's a shame. I do have a soft spot for the guy, but recently he's been making it difficult to like him.
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Post by: chveik on August 31, 2021, 12:10:12 AM
i hate him already. but we're going to have to suffer through ten years of him and Zverev
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Post by: selectivememory on August 31, 2021, 12:40:31 AM
Tremendous effort from Murray. Not sure what more we can expect from him at this point of his career. Can understand why he's fuming though.

Djokovic the only major winner left in the men's draw now.
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Post by: Deanjam on August 31, 2021, 01:25:55 AM
i hate him already. but we're going to have to suffer through ten years of him and Zverev

Yuck. I do quite like Medvedev though. No doubt he'll be revealed as a flat-Earther who fucks goats.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on August 31, 2021, 01:51:24 AM
Murray seems to have by far the best political views of the top stars (and sensible on vaccinations) but the Kevin The Teenager demeanour has always been a tough one to like. At his best I think he'd still beat everyone in this field but Djokovic. If Tsitsipas is the 3rd best player here, it's not a great sign for the next generation that he found it so hard to put away a Murray who was operating at about 80% of his best game (if that).

The toilet break was nuts and I can't understand how there's not some checking that he really is having a shit. Aren't they supposed to ensure there are no communication devices on the players when they are on the break?
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Post by: FredNurke on August 31, 2021, 02:23:04 AM
Yuck. I do quite like Medvedev though. No doubt he'll be revealed as a flat-Earther who fucks goats.

I particularly like the way he's already going bald.
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Post by: rjd2 on August 31, 2021, 03:20:43 AM


The toilet break was nuts and I can't understand how there's not some checking that he really is having a shit. Aren't they supposed to ensure there are no communication devices on the players when they are on the break?

I have mixed feelings on this.

Its always an issue, Muchova did it to Barty at the Australian Open this year for example, but the problem is everyone does it and have for ages.

Murray should have been able to deal with it more sensibly than he did.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 31, 2021, 08:14:37 AM
Ultimately it is for the officials to police and if they don't have clear guidance on the rules or the tools to enforce those rules you will get maximum piss taking by some players.

Unless that situation improves then dealing with that piss taking is another challenge for the opponent along with the tennis itself, not one Murray is exceptionally good at.
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Post by: buttgammon on August 31, 2021, 09:00:19 AM
Yuck. I do quite like Medvedev though. No doubt he'll be revealed as a flat-Earther who fucks goats.

He must be doing something right because seems to really piss off Tsitsipas.

To simplify things for viewers, they should show us whether a player is vaccinated or not before the match.
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Post by: selectivememory on August 31, 2021, 02:28:36 PM
Andy still raging today:

https://twitter.com/andy_murray/status/1432677183030538248

Quote
Fact of the day. It takes Stefanos Tsitipas twice as long to go the bathroom as it takes Jeff Bazos to fly into space. Interesting.
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Post by: Deanjam on August 31, 2021, 04:33:37 PM
So furious he can't spell anyone's name correctly!
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Post by: pigamus on August 31, 2021, 04:39:02 PM
I like Andy Murray but that tweet was probably not a good idea.
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Post by: chveik on August 31, 2021, 05:35:08 PM
i'm glad i didn't watch the last kyrgios set, looks like he just imploded
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Post by: selectivememory on September 02, 2021, 01:29:01 AM
Sloane looking great tonight. Takes out Coco pretty comfortably.

Some cracking third round matches lined up in the women's draw.
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Post by: chveik on September 02, 2021, 04:10:53 AM
cunt's got diarrhea again, just after losing a set weirdly
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Post by: selectivememory on September 02, 2021, 01:01:52 PM
Had to laugh at Tsitsipas trying and failing to fire back at Murray during his press conference after the match last night:

https://mobile.twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/1433286461869080577

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-QODWUXIAEn4Qy?format=png&name=360x360)
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Post by: selectivememory on September 02, 2021, 06:38:37 PM
Raducanu into the third round. Had a fairly nice draw, but she's playing some really good stuff. Sorribes Tormo up next.
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Post by: chveik on September 02, 2021, 06:54:01 PM
Raducanu into the third round. Had a fairly nice draw, but she's playing some really good stuff. Sorribes Tormo up next.

yeah she's pretty ruthless, got a bit nervous in the end but really impressive. she's in Barty's side of the draw iirc

swiatek did earlier the 'losing a set, taking a very long bathroom break' trick. i don't think you can regulate this, it's basically fair play innit
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 03, 2021, 06:33:24 PM
Great chance for Dan Evans to progress here, but is he going to throw in one of his stinkers?
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 06:46:08 PM
He always underperforms at the majors. Think just one fourth round appearance in the past, and that was a long time ago now.

Halep looking good, coming through a brutal match against Rybakina. So many good women's match-ups today. Azarenka-Muguruza on at the moment, heading into a deciding set; Kerber-Stephens and Jabeur-Mertens later on. Also want to keep an eye on Tsitsipas against the much-hyped teenager Alcaraz. Not watched him play before, but a lot of people are saying he's going to be a great player.
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Post by: chveik on September 03, 2021, 06:51:03 PM
pliskova v anisimova last night was great, a really tense affair
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 08:03:41 PM
The Alcaraz forehand is unbelievable. Very early days, but he's dominating Tsitsipas at the moment.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 03, 2021, 08:32:20 PM
The Alcaraz forehand is unbelievable. Very early days, but he's dominating Tsitsipas at the moment.

Yeah not a surprise this, he looked really good on the clay . That forehand bloody hell .

Stefano calling a medical time out after set 1 ffs.
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Post by: chveik on September 03, 2021, 08:38:50 PM
lol he's quite the melt
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 08:44:19 PM
10 minute toilet break if he loses this set.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 10:10:30 PM
Double break squandered by Tsitsipas in the third set. Alcaraz might be getting a second wind here. Going to be interesting if he can steal the set.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 10:19:45 PM
Hey, Dan Evans won from two sets down. Didn't see a second of it, but good for him. Can't see him getting past Medvedev in the next round though.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 03, 2021, 10:30:54 PM
We should put Graham Linehan's toilet policing skills to good use and send him into the bathroom after Tsitsipas goes in.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 10:33:32 PM
Haha! I'd post that in the last post that made you laugh thread, but it's probably a bit too niche.


This Alcaraz kid is amazing to watch. His forehand wasn't even working that well in that set, and he still managed to dig it out.
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Post by: chveik on September 03, 2021, 10:33:52 PM
lovely shtuff
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Post by: rjd2 on September 03, 2021, 10:35:32 PM
Hey, Dan Evans won from two sets down. Didn't see a second of it, but good for him. Can't see him getting past Medvedev in the next round though.

Yeah will lose in three but that's not so bad as Evans has lost to some pretty average players in slams over the years.

Lets go Alcarez!
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Post by: rjd2 on September 03, 2021, 10:37:20 PM
Cunt is in the toilet again.

Such a shame that's it not Kyrigos is he doing this to as he will be flattened on his return.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 11:03:20 PM
Hope he can rally in the final set. Looks like he's gone off the boil a bit though. Didn't see much of that set as I was trying to follow the Stephens match at the same time. Too much great tennis today.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 11:11:47 PM
Great win for Kerber against a player she has a very bad record against. Might have Osaka in the next round.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 03, 2021, 11:30:15 PM
Very impressive.

Some nice matches later, Rublev v Tiafoe, forum fav Jabeur v Mertens and Agut v FAA.

On Radacanau , shame she got Tormo next round as she has been in really good form last few weeks.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 03, 2021, 11:58:40 PM
Yes! Incredible performance from the kid.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 04, 2021, 09:03:14 AM
That's Osaka out and saying she's going to take a break again. Oh dear.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 04, 2021, 10:12:37 AM
That's Osaka out and saying she's going to take a break again. Oh dear.

Chance of her doing a Hingis, I reckon. She's won slams, been playing tennis her entire life, already got enough money to retire on. Why not let body and mind rest for a few years and come back refreshed with a better mindset, even if not quite the same player.

It seems like its the sense of obligation as well as the constant scrutiny that is making her ill.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 04, 2021, 10:27:04 AM
That's what I'm wondering. She said she gets no pleasure from winning any more, and there's no point in constantly taking breaks and coming back, so perhaps a protracted break is on the cards. She's young enough that even if she comes back after a few years, there will be plenty of time left.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 11:43:49 AM
Yeah, it's got to be tough for her. Everything she does is commented on, and there's no way she's not aware of all the worst things people have said about her. Can only imagine how much seeing all that affects her mental health and self-esteem. Different scenario in a lot of ways, but taking a year or so off seemed to do wonders for Ash Barty when she was younger and struggling to enjoy her tennis.

Was a weird match though. I watched up until the end of the second set, and it was utterly routine until she served for the match, at which point her game just fell to pieces.



That bottom half of the men's draw is really open now with Rublev also gone overnight. One out of Alcaraz, Gojowczyk[1], Tiafoe or Auger-Aliassime to make the semis, with Medvedev likely to be their opponent.
 1. a qualifier apparently
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 08:28:44 PM
Great start again from Raducanu. Always seems to find her feet very quickly in these matches.

Edit: Wow, 6-0 first set. Will be very interesting to see how she measures up against Barty in the next round if they both make it through.
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Post by: chveik on September 04, 2021, 08:32:01 PM
man that was ruthless. fantastic to watch
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Post by: chveik on September 04, 2021, 08:55:01 PM
holy balls
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 08:55:27 PM
Sorribes Tormo is a decent player! This is nuts.
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Post by: chveik on September 04, 2021, 09:11:19 PM
kin hell
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 09:12:19 PM
Really thought she was going to get the double bagel there.

Fourth round of her first two majors. That's quite the start to her career. Wary of overhyping her, but Christ, she looks like she's going to be a great player.
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Post by: chveik on September 04, 2021, 09:19:07 PM
has she ever played against a top ten?

i think it's natural to be hyped after a performance like that
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 09:25:57 PM
Don't think so. She'd barely played on the main tour before Wimbledon this year. She did beat Vondrousova there, who was the French Open runner-up a couple of years ago, and who went on to win the silver medal in Tokyo.

Really will be interesting to see her against Barty, presuming Barty wins tonight, given she seems to be near the peak of her career right now.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 04, 2021, 09:29:09 PM
He's not going to win, but fair play to Kei. This is a horrible match-up for him, but he's really shown up today.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 05, 2021, 12:37:11 AM
Sorribes Tormo is a decent player! This is nuts.

Had a very nice year and just beat Muchova. She is obviously not Serena but that's a remarkable result.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 05, 2021, 12:49:38 AM
She beat Barty at the Olympics as well.

Speaking of which, Ash is having a shocker so far tonight against Rogers.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 05, 2021, 02:28:41 AM
Bloody hell. Ludicrous last few games of that match. Barty somehow failed to close it out from 5-2 up with a double break. Not her best performance, but Rogers just peaked towards the end.

So Raducanu against Rogers next for a QF spot.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 05, 2021, 02:46:56 AM
Crazy really. Barty is a strange player, lovely to watch and 2 slams is a fine return but she flops to much in slams as she should not be losing to Rogers.

Emma v Rogers going to be great fun with a vocal US crowd.

Sabalenka betting fav now but its very close. Swiatek, Pliskova, Barbara K, Kerber, Bencic, Halep, Andreescu will all fancy their chances.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 05, 2021, 02:47:52 AM
the semi final from hell Zverev v Novak looks very likely unless Berretini does something.
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Post by: chveik on September 05, 2021, 06:32:53 PM
simona :(
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Post by: selectivememory on September 05, 2021, 08:14:06 PM
Seemed to be a bit inhibited by her thigh injury unfortunately, but overall a better tournament for her than I was expecting, especially with such a tough draw.

A bit annoyed that Muguruza-Krejcikova is the last one on tonight, as on paper that is probably the match of the day for me.
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Post by: chveik on September 05, 2021, 08:42:06 PM
yeah agreed i probably won't be up that late
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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 05, 2021, 09:41:31 PM

Don't like Kerber's top.
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Post by: chveik on September 05, 2021, 09:51:07 PM
you should complain to Mr. Adidas
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Post by: selectivememory on September 05, 2021, 10:20:34 PM
Can't believe how many amazing matches there have been at this tournament. Best major in years.
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Post by: chveik on September 05, 2021, 10:28:31 PM
that kid's got some fire in her belly
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Post by: selectivememory on September 05, 2021, 11:00:35 PM
Incredible stuff from Fernandez. Kerber on the ropes.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 05, 2021, 11:10:09 PM
Woah! That was amazing, don't want to get ahead of myself here but that looked like a future slam winner playing.
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Post by: chveik on September 05, 2021, 11:10:34 PM
holy shit incredible stuff
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Post by: rjd2 on September 05, 2021, 11:48:03 PM
2-2 in set 1 and Sabalenka already looks like she wants to kill someone.

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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 12:00:30 AM
doesn't she always look like that?
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 12:11:44 AM
still manages to win the first set after serving so badly.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 06, 2021, 12:15:13 AM
still manages to win the first set after serving so badly.

When you play doubles with someone for so long , you really should know Mertens has a bad time when she plays the top ten.

She has the first set anyhow.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 06, 2021, 12:25:15 AM
Alcaraz down 2-1. Would love to see him in the quarters, but Gojowczyk is playing out of his mind.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 06, 2021, 01:44:25 AM
Nice one. Youngest man in the open era to make the US Open quarters apparently. Wasn't a pretty match, and his opponent fell away pretty badly towards the end, but still, very impressive to back up the Tsitsipas win.
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Post by: Poobum on September 06, 2021, 05:46:25 PM
Krejickova - Mugs was a good ol' match. B.Krej with 3 break points to go 1 set 5-2, tilting to Mugs with three separate set points on B. Krej's serve at 5-4. The dreaded medical timeout loomed again, but to be fair B.Krej ain't that type of player and had to be assisted off at the end looking near death. Mugs totally blew it by psyching herself out instead of taking advantage of a player slowly turning into a walking dead. Miracle if B.Krej can do anything against Sabalenka.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 06, 2021, 06:49:03 PM
Yeah exactly, if Barbs was faking then bloody hell become an actress because she really committed to the role. Mugu I suspect more annoyed with herself as that was a very winnable match . Its another slam where she has underperformed.

She has had a nice career, made a lot of money, but I do think in such a brittle era she could have won more than 2 slams, she won't be adding to that with all teenage monsters coming through.
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 06:57:39 PM
teenagers full of promises don't necessarily act on them though.
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 08:41:15 PM
this one though

boom shakalaka
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 06, 2021, 08:46:07 PM
Heh, 6 games in a row. Storming it! Keep it up
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Post by: selectivememory on September 06, 2021, 08:46:21 PM
Doing good after a nervy start, but interesting to watch her manage a match where she's not playing her best stuff. Rogers has been poor so far though. Looks like a different player to the one who surged to victory over the world number one in the previous round.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on September 06, 2021, 08:47:38 PM
Raducanu's footwork is awesome. She might get overpowered later but she is great to watch; fluidity in motion.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 06, 2021, 08:53:12 PM
Doing good after a nervy start, but interesting to watch her manage a match where she's not playing her best stuff. Rogers has been poor so far though. Looks like a different player to the one who surged to victory over the world number one in the previous round.

How often does it happen in tennis though?

Journeyman/women gets one of their greatest ever wins against a much superior opponent and their is nearly always a comedown the match after.



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Post by: Poobum on September 06, 2021, 08:55:08 PM
What an incredibly poor service game.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 06, 2021, 08:56:26 PM
What an incredibly poor service game.

I turned of a serve fest Opelka v Harris for this!
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 08:56:38 PM
oh man not much of a contest is there
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Post by: selectivememory on September 06, 2021, 08:57:10 PM
How often does it happen in tennis though?

Journeyman/women gets one of their greatest ever wins against a much superior opponent and their is nearly always a comedown the match after.

Yeah, Alcaraz was in danger of it yesterday too. Whoops, misread, you said "journeyman", which Alcaraz definitely isn't.

Rogers really rode the wave of energy coming from the crowd in that match. Couldn't believe Barty lost from the position she was in, but it genuinely wasn't a choke from her. Today this is just woeful. I don't actually think Raducanu is playing amazingly well here, but she's won 11 games in a row now.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 06, 2021, 08:58:23 PM
Come on, slam this door shut in her face.
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Post by: Poobum on September 06, 2021, 08:58:42 PM
Shows how much goes into being a good player, gotta know how to handle your victories as well.
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 08:59:10 PM
she doesn't need too.

you have to win a few points to get the crowd behind you
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Post by: selectivememory on September 06, 2021, 09:01:20 PM
The very in-form Bencic up next for Emma though. Will really look forward to that.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on September 06, 2021, 09:02:54 PM
Rogers rose from nowhere and is going back there.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 06, 2021, 09:04:01 PM
Rogers rose from nowhere and is going back there.

Seen plenty of women's tennis matches where players have thrown it from here, but yes, god knows what it would take.
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Post by: Poobum on September 06, 2021, 09:10:03 PM
Noice. So calm. ffs though that echoey line judge was doing my head in.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 06, 2021, 09:11:51 PM
Rogers was dire but was showing some signs of life towards the end, so credit to Emma for wrapping up it so easily.

Bencic next I think? That's probably the end of the line considering the run Benic is on but if so what a Slam for her indeed.
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 09:12:51 PM
well that didn't take long. and it was her 7th match ffs
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on September 06, 2021, 09:15:42 PM
She's lovely (interview by Pam Shriver).
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 06, 2021, 09:20:39 PM
Quote
On Virginia Wade watching in the stands: "Thank you so much for watching my match. I really appreciate it, you're an absolute legend so I'm really honoured to have you here. I will just do my best and see how it goes."

What she really meant: I couldn't give a fucking shit, and quite rightly, really.
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 09:35:40 PM
ledge wade
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Post by: chveik on September 06, 2021, 11:03:24 PM
i think it sucks that the most interesting women game of the day is taking place so late. but i spose they don't care about european viewers
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Post by: selectivememory on September 07, 2021, 12:43:14 AM
Yeah, I wish they'd put the women's matches on first during the night sessions, because the men's matches always have the potential to drag on for hours.



Quick start for Brooksby against Djoker, up a double break in the first set. Heard a bit of hype about this guy recently, not had a chance to watch him yet.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 07, 2021, 01:26:08 AM
Yeah, I wish they'd put the women's matches on first during the night sessions, because the men's matches always have the potential to drag on for hours.



Quick start for Brooksby against Djoker, up a double break in the first set. Heard a bit of hype about this guy recently, not had a chance to watch him yet.

Seen him play a bit before this slam, his game is fun, Murray compared him to Florian Mayer, but would expect he has a much more successful career.

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Post by: Satchmo Distel on September 07, 2021, 09:35:36 PM
Fernandez has a lovely serve and, like Raducanu, such wonderful movement on the court. You keep thinking she's going to be overpowered (also like Raducanu) but she finds a way through her anticipation and footwork.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 07, 2021, 09:49:39 PM
Fernandez is a star. Wonderful player to watch.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 07, 2021, 09:50:07 PM
Fernandez is a star. Wonderful player to watch.

Definitely, and she's playing some lovely stuff here. I've really enjoyed her matches.
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Post by: Poobum on September 07, 2021, 10:04:16 PM
Fair play Svitolina, she looked beaten.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 07, 2021, 10:07:54 PM
She can be so passive, but she did muscle her way back into it there.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 07, 2021, 10:28:05 PM
Svitolina probably bottled that slightly , but story of her career.

Fernandez is a much more fun player to watch anyhow so happy to see her in a semi final.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 07, 2021, 10:33:52 PM
Yeah, I thought Svits had that going into the tie break. Very tense last few points, but Fernandez held her nerve better.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 07, 2021, 10:46:13 PM
Yeah, I thought Svits had that going into the tie break. Very tense last few points, but Fernandez held her nerve better.

Yeah and that is why Svitolina will never win a Slam.

Outside slams she can vulture plenty but like many of that age gap they constantly come up short in Slams.

Assuming Saba wins later and plays Fernandez in a semi obviously Saba will be fav. However Saba like Svitolina she consistently enters them in good form but underachieves so Fernandez will fancy her chances no matter her opponent.

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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 08, 2021, 05:44:29 PM
Looks competitive vs Bencic so far.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 08, 2021, 05:49:46 PM
Nervy start, but she got back into it. Playing some lovely stuff now. And that's the first set in the bag.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 08, 2021, 05:50:55 PM
Bencic started really well, but her serve in a lot of trouble right now.

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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 08, 2021, 05:56:50 PM
She does get on a roll
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Post by: selectivememory on September 08, 2021, 06:15:39 PM
Got the break after withstanding quite a bit of pressure on her serve early in this set. Bencic hasn't been great really, but this is still very impressive.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 08, 2021, 06:37:02 PM
What a win. Semifinals of the second major of her career. Not dropped a set yet.

Was impressed how she kept holding serve from 0-30 in that set.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 08, 2021, 06:38:39 PM
Supposedly the Bencic Swiatek game was quality, but seen nothing special from Bencic today at all.

Amusingly how straight forward this has been for Emma. Bookies will have Sakkari/Pliskova as fav v her, but neither are exactly peak Serena so yeah  Raducanu v Fernandez final still a possibility.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 08, 2021, 06:52:04 PM
Amusing that there were people complaining about her getting a wild card into Wimbledon this year. The WTA is so wide open these days, there are big opportunities for anyone who can step up.
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Post by: chveik on September 09, 2021, 04:09:35 PM
fucking internet failure during the last couple of days, looks like i missed some great wta action. those highlight videos are way too short
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Post by: chveik on September 09, 2021, 04:12:45 PM
Supposedly the Bencic Swiatek game was quality, but seen nothing special from Bencic today at all.

was it? bencic almost bottled it against a pretty poor swiatek
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Post by: rjd2 on September 09, 2021, 09:55:43 PM
was it? bencic almost bottled it against a pretty poor swiatek

Ah just reading their was a huge amount of winners in the first set so gave the girls the benefit of the doubt!

I don't want to say its now or never for Saba as she is still young, but if she fucks this up....

 Her game can be limited and when shit hits the fan her plan b is "hit the fuck out of it"  so it will be interesting to see how she reacts if Fernandez goes on any sort of roll tonight. She should win, but she has a poor slam record and Fernandez has been so good recently.

Not seen Sakkari hit a ball for weeks so can't comment on that match, but while obviously talented she is not exactly peak Serena. Emma can win that.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 09, 2021, 09:57:49 PM
A Sakkari v Sablenka final though ? Ugh no thanks.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 09, 2021, 10:11:05 PM
Guaranteed British winner in the men's doubles with Joe Salisbury and Jamie Murray making the final with their partners Rajeev Ram and Bruno Soares.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 09, 2021, 10:14:54 PM
Not seen Sakkari hit a ball for weeks so can't comment on that match, but while obviously talented she is not exactly peak Serena.

Sakkari's had a decent breakout year (and really should have made the French Open final), and I was impressed with the way she handled Pliskova last night coming off her brutal previous round against Andreescu. Wouldn't mind much really if she did win tonight, though I would love to see both the kids make it to the final. Anyone but Sabalenka for the title at this point please.
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Post by: chveik on September 09, 2021, 10:26:55 PM
I would love to see both the kids make it to the final.

i'm guessing most of the audience would too. something to counter-act tomorrow's cunt-off
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Post by: chveik on September 09, 2021, 10:27:48 PM
Ah just reading their was a huge amount of winners in the first set so gave the girls the benefit of the doubt!

i was half-asleep tbh
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2021, 10:46:57 PM
Amusing that there were people complaining about her getting a wild card into Wimbledon this year. The WTA is so wide open these days, there are big opportunities for anyone who can step up.

It's frightening how little resistance there is as rising stars encounter higher ranking players, who are themselves hugely flakey and lose.

I don't bet but it must be a minefield. Contrast to early 10s mens tennis where I could give you decent odds on results for virtually any match involving a top 20 player. *

*exaggerated for effect not to be taken literally
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Post by: chveik on September 09, 2021, 10:51:25 PM
yeah i think raducanu is already in the top 50
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2021, 11:17:10 PM
So performance level at the top of women's tennis fluctuating at best, small periods of being in the zone before some issue arises and they can't maintain it. Then outside top 30 quite a shallow drop off where a pool of 100 odd players, along with any breakthrough youngsters, can beat each other on the day.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 12:31:00 AM
Oof. Sabalenka's not fucking about tonight is she. Not sure how anyone lives with that power if she keeps it under control.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 12:38:54 AM
lol already fucking it up
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 12:41:37 AM
Knew I'd posted that too soon. Blistering start, but I guess it had to tail off a bit. Fernandez is a wily player though, did well to avoid getting steamrollered there.
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Post by: Poobum on September 10, 2021, 12:56:47 AM
Brilliant match so far, Fernandez has made it clear Sabalenka isn't going to be able to just hit through her.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 01:10:58 AM
lovely shtuff

sabalenka is quite the silly goose
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 01:11:38 AM
Wow, Fernandez did great to win that set. That Sabalenka missed overhead in the tie break, yeesh... she got seriously rattled there.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 01:17:11 AM
Saba probably should have had that set in the bag before the tie break but when she is not in her groove she can look so basic with her movement and brainless ball bashing.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 01:35:04 AM
That was so bad from Saba when she had break point in that game. She's freaking out here despite the fact that the scoreboard is not an issue and she is playing an 18 year old.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 01:40:51 AM
lol fernandez is ace
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 01:43:59 AM
Ha. Got the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand. She has just been box office this whole week. Whatever happens from here, really hope she can keep this form up in the future.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 01:49:16 AM
Ha. Got the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand. She has just been box office this whole week. Whatever happens from here, really hope she can keep this form up in the future.

Henman referenced Boulter v Saba at Wimbledon which I remember watching live . Saba crawled over the line in three but she was really peeved that the crowd was so pro Boulter so yeah she needs to figure out how to handle hostile crowds if she wants to win Slams.

What's her plan in Australia v Barty? Go into the crowd and start battering people?
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 10, 2021, 02:25:49 AM
Ooh it's tense this casper, miss Fernandez is winning

(https://pbs.twimg.com/ext_tw_video_thumb/1036211629518741505/pu/img/BtSUOvykXiUSA9cz.jpg)
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 02:38:00 AM
Fuck me. What a collapse in the final service game from Sabs. Two horrific double faults in a row.

Fernandez is incredible. What a match.
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Post by: Poobum on September 10, 2021, 02:38:24 AM
Bloody hell, that quad fault was horrible to watch. What a match though.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 02:39:13 AM
head gone

love it
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 02:40:32 AM
Came through four tight three-setters against Osaka, Kerber, Svitolina and Sabalenka FFS. Deserves the slam on the basis of that run to be honest.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 02:53:24 AM
Another slam blown by Saba. That final game where she lost her serve was horrific. Head . Gone.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 03:45:42 AM
Multiple break points in all of those opening games, but Raducanu 4-0 up.

edit: now 5-0 with a comfortable hold.

It's interesting how she draws the double faults from people. Saw the same thing from Bencic and Rogers. That return is so good.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 03:47:53 AM
keep it up, at this rate i could go to bed before 6am
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 04:10:18 AM
This girl is ridiculous.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 04:12:19 AM
jesus chrisht she's so ruthless
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 04:18:09 AM
I know twats online have tried to belittle the quality of opponents Emma has beaten so far, but Sakkari has handled Andreescu, all the good Czechs (bar Barbara k) so this is seriously impressive.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 04:23:55 AM
Definitely. Her pro career has barely started and she's on the brink of being the first qualifier in history to make a major final, and without even dropping a set in nine matches. Everyone she's played in the main draw has been ranked above her. It's nuts. 

I think her and Fernandez have been equally impressive, just in different ways.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 04:28:58 AM
Definitely. Her pro career has barely started and she's on the brink of being the first qualifier in history to make a major final, and without even dropping a set in nine matches. Everyone she's played in the main draw has been ranked above her. It's nuts. 

I think her and Fernandez have been equally impressive, just in different ways.

I looked at her ITF results at Wimbledon and some nice wins, most notably Badosa on clay so clearly something very special. Shame Wimbledon fucked her over with some wonky scheduling v Anna T.

Big hold for Maria that.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 04:42:39 AM
Unbelievable stuff. Can't believe it.

Dream final.

Bears repeating: first qualifier ever to make the final of a major.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 04:45:06 AM
haha fucking hell

fucking yanks and their shit questions
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 04:46:35 AM
Unbelievable stuff. Can't believe it.

Dream final.


Its crazy isn't it?

Qualifying which can be messy, cruises through.

Zhang who beat her easily a few weeks ago murdered.

Tormo having a great year and tipped by many as a dark horse murdered.

Rogers just after beating Barty in front of her home crowd murdered.

Then Bencic and Sakkari two top players in great form beaten so easily.

Insane run.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 04:49:02 AM
i haven't been so thrilled by sports in a long time
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 04:58:19 AM
Konjuh
Kanepi
Osaka
Kerber
Svitolina
Sabalenka

That's who fernandez has had to beat to get to the final. That is a brutal path. Konjuh is ok, Kanepi despite been a 100 years old is always dangerous at slams, and obviously those 4 girls are serious players.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 05:01:41 AM
i haven't been so thrilled by sports in a long time

Yeah, same. I really am a bit blown away by what I just watched in both matches. Couldn't believe how calm and composed Emma was serving out. A massive contrast to Sabalenka serving to stay in her match earlier on.

It's kind of neat that both Fernandez and Raducanu won in the same way they've been winning all tournament. Final is impossible to predict for me. They've both taken such different paths to get there. Though I guess Fernandez must have spent a lot longer on court, so that might be a factor if it goes long. 
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 05:02:53 AM
Konjuh
Kanepi
Osaka
Kerber
Svitolina
Sabalenka

That's who fernandez has had to beat to get to the final. That is a brutal path. Konjuh is ok, Kanepi despite been a 100 years old is always dangerous at slams, and obviously those 4 girls are serious players.

Yeah. As I said earlier, she deserves a major on the basis of that run alone.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 10, 2021, 06:27:51 AM
Perfect final. Shame I can't watch any of this as it's not on proper telly, but great to follow along. Obviously I want Emma to win the final, but having two likeable young players in the final is great.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 10, 2021, 06:50:07 AM
How do you pick a favourite here? Fernandez has come through 4 matches against top players. Raducanu has steamrollered everyone.
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Post by: greencalx on September 10, 2021, 08:07:54 AM
I think you just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Wondering if McEnroe still thinks that Raducanu can’t hack it.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 10, 2021, 11:16:41 AM
How do you pick a favourite here?

Canadian flag wankers in crowd are just tolerable. Fernandez.
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Post by: surreal on September 10, 2021, 02:28:45 PM
Great to see this happen - also being so early on in her career means that the media have not had time to get their claws into her yet and start the inevitable hatchet job.  Don't normally watch a lot of tennis but glad to have prime so I can watch this.
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Post by: greencalx on September 10, 2021, 06:14:33 PM
Is there a way to watch that doesn’t involve prime and is at least semi-legal?
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Post by: Deanjam on September 10, 2021, 06:18:11 PM
I'll take a link that isn't remotely legal.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 06:23:38 PM
I'll take a link that isn't remotely legal.

sportsbay.tv/sports/tennis
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 06:26:36 PM
Not sure about other legal means, but for those who understandably don't want to give their money to Amazon, you can often get a free month's trial of Prime. Just make sure to cancel before the month is out because they will charge you.
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Post by: chveik on September 10, 2021, 06:32:18 PM
dunno where you can find the prime streams illegally though, it's always Tennis TV or ESPN which sucks a bit with all the ad breaks. still better than paying
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Post by: imitationleather on September 10, 2021, 06:43:54 PM
Is this on Amazon?

Safe.

Hello I am one of those twats who is suddenly interested in tennis.
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Post by: DolphinFace on September 10, 2021, 08:11:05 PM
Two likeable people in a final. Insane.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 10, 2021, 09:49:24 PM
This has been sloppy from FAA at the business end of the 1st 2 sets, world of pain now sadly.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 10, 2021, 10:33:58 PM
Really hope Med can win on Sunday. That complete no-show in the Aussie Open final this year though still raises doubts. But a third major final now. Like Thiem last year, and Murray and Halep a few years back, it's getting to the point where it just seems like a matter of time. Too good not to win one eventually.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 10, 2021, 11:20:10 PM
No man who has made at least 3 finals at majors has failed to win one in his career. Murray and Lendl lost their first four, but ended up winning multiple. So history says that Medvedev will win one at some point, just hope it's Sunday as the other semi is bad mojo.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 11, 2021, 12:55:39 AM
Despite the fact I have money on Zverev I can't bring myself to cheer him v Novak.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 03:04:02 AM
whoever wins, we lose
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Post by: kenneth trousers on September 11, 2021, 07:42:28 AM
Is there a way to watch that doesn’t involve prime and is at least semi-legal?

I use hesgoal..com then cast it to my TV.
You get a couple of spam browser windows opening up at first but it normally works really well.
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Post by: Uncle TechTip on September 11, 2021, 10:18:30 AM
It'll be on Channel 4.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 10:28:56 AM
What time?
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:38:33 AM
What time?

Coverage and build-up at 8, match should be getting going around 9, or just after, as these things never start exactly on time.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:05:11 AM
It'll be on Channel 4.

Excellent news.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:40:55 AM
Yeah just came here to post that.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 12:46:39 PM
Wimbledon have posted a nice bit of footage of Leylah and Emma's only previous meeting, which was in the juniors back in 2018: https://mobile.twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/1436617560733241346 
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 08:21:15 PM
Wish they'd show the mixed doubles final instead of all this jibber jabber.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 08:27:46 PM
“Sometime after 9” seems to be the best estimate of when they start playing.
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 08:57:10 PM
"15 minutes to go until Emma-time!"

UGH FUCK OFF
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 09:02:58 PM
Channel 4 showing up as "This channel is currently off air" on All4. Got a crap arial. Any way around this?
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 09:03:30 PM
Ah, of course there's a mawkish 9/11 ceremony to delay the start of the tennis.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 11, 2021, 09:03:33 PM
Any one else get Barry Homeowner vibes from Radu in interviews? I think it's just her voice.
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 09:07:07 PM
Ah, of course there's a mawkish 9/11 ceremony to delay the start of the tennis.

It made me want to join Al Qaeda.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 09:07:15 PM
Channel 4 showing up as "This channel is currently off air" on All4. Got a crap arial. Any way around this?

That sucks. Um, could you sign up for a free Prime trial? Or try another stream:


sportsbay.tv/sports/tennis
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:10:48 PM
Fernandez looks about 12 when you see her up close.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 09:13:40 PM
Sorry, but that site sets offf my virus scanner.

Just thought "fuck it" and went to the Amazon Prime app on my telly to pay my £5.99 and it offered me the Amazon Prime free trial despite the fact that I've done it before. Get in. Cheers!
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:17:26 PM
Can I get my perving in early and say that the umpire is hot.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 09:20:01 PM
stop talking about 9/11 you thick cunts

Sorry, but that site sets offf my virus scanner.

soz, works well with ublock here
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 09:22:05 PM
Fucking glory hunter here but whatever, this is electrifying.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 09:30:04 PM
Fernandez seemed a bit nervy at the start of this game but it’s looking like an even fight now.

Come on Tim!
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 09:32:35 PM
If I was playing I'd be knackered as fuck by now.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 09:33:26 PM
Emma's return of serve should keep her competitive in a lot of Fernandez's service games. Piling on the pressure at the moment. Great start to the match.

Oh, and there's the break.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:34:27 PM
Good quality hitting so far. Raducanu sems to get pressure on every one of her opponents serves.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 09:35:49 PM
great start quality-wise
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 09:42:27 PM
Raducanu's hitting some brave shots bloody hard alright, but her first serve seems a bit loose at the moment.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:42:49 PM
Nervy service game, punished with a break. Could be a long match if this keeps up.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 09:42:55 PM
Back to where we started. Looks like we’re going to be in for the long haul!
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:43:38 PM
Urgh. Too much flag porn.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 09:45:28 PM
Lack of topless British fans, Stellas aloft, flares up their arses. Where's the 12th man?
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 09:48:01 PM
Feel like Fernandez is more in control just now.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 09:51:10 PM
Important hold for Raducanu. Felt like things might be slipping away on the first couple of serves, but seemed to get her confidence back.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 09:51:47 PM
they both have great returns
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:01:06 PM
They're both just great. I wish they could both win.
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:04:27 PM
Quoting Schopenhauer in the commentary there, don't get that from Clive in the footy.
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Post by: ElTwopo on September 11, 2021, 10:05:36 PM
Looks like it will be a draw or summat
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:11:14 PM
They seem pretty evenly matched so far. This could go down to the wire.

To be shallow for a minute, Raducanu's outfit is really reminding me of Peggy Olson from off of Mad Men, and I approve:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/12/32/6c/12326cf4fe74d229bd029fb7d0ec9e55.jpg)
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:12:04 PM
fuckin flags again
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 10:12:08 PM
Christ. Thought the match would be over by now.

Some of us have stuff to do, you know!
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:13:16 PM
fuckin flags again

I like how they've written 09.11.01 into the court so you're reminded of terrible tragedy at every second.
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:13:24 PM
Christ. Thought the match would be over by now.

Some of us have stuff to do, you know!

Do you?
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:13:39 PM
Quoting Schopenhauer in the commentary there, don't get that from Clive in the footy.

Red hot Rubik's Cube chat now, you don't get that from Virgo in the snooker either.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:14:30 PM
Poor Tim looks very stressed.

Edit: what a return!
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 10:15:02 PM
Do you?

No. But some people most likely do.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:15:52 PM
No. But some people most likely do.

Busy cunts.
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:18:36 PM
Bloody get in! Very impressive stuff, hitting shots like nobody's business
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:18:40 PM
High quality first set, taken by Raducanu. She hits with such power from deep, it's great to watch. If she could just tighten up her serve then she could be quite the player.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:18:43 PM
Wow, stunning from Emma there.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:19:00 PM
holy fuck what a winner
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:19:40 PM
Fernandez needs a more Tory serve, apparently, according to Tim.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:19:56 PM
Christ I fucking hate Tim Henman
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:20:29 PM
Am I right in thinking that if Emma wins the next set she'll have won the entire tournament from qualifying to the end without dropping a set?
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 10:20:51 PM
Christ I fucking hate Tim Henman

Was he even any good? I just remember him losing all the time.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:21:38 PM
Am I right in thinking that if Emma wins the next set she'll have won the entire tournament from qualifying to the end without dropping a set?

aye.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:21:49 PM
Was he even any good? I just remember him losing all the time.

Timmy Henners was always just Jeremy Bates 2.0
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 11, 2021, 10:22:05 PM
That back hand cross court to set up first set point, fucking terminator clinical
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:23:02 PM
aye.

Crikey
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 11, 2021, 10:23:12 PM
Timmy Henners was always just Jeremy Bates 2.0

He was far better than that, give him a bit of credit
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 10:24:32 PM
Enjoying this, really tense though.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:24:47 PM
My memory is that Tim was a master of coming back from 0-40 to a deuce and then pissing the advantage away with a double fault.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 10:25:25 PM
Gwaaaaanwadddoooooocaarrnoooooo
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Post by: rjd2 on September 11, 2021, 10:27:17 PM
After that cunt off last night, this is a pleasure to watch, don't care who wins really.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:28:23 PM
On ya Emma mate, nuke this ****ing **** back to the ***** *****. Peado family, paedo essence. Fuck off.

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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:29:53 PM
Massive hold there from Fernandez. Emma could have been getting on a run again.
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Post by: DolphinFace on September 11, 2021, 10:29:59 PM
I liked it when Tim turned into a tiger.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:31:35 PM
Edit great match (original post not nice)
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:32:44 PM
Paedo coach working his way through the siblings like he's the fucking nonce daddy
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:34:59 PM
Sheeeeeet
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:35:02 PM
Well that swung around.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:35:07 PM
Shark eyed little cunt
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:36:18 PM
"She's clicked enthusiastically on the terms and conditions of the physical challenge here", weird bit of Amazon-themed commentary
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:37:48 PM
Paedo coach working his way through the siblings like he's the fucking nonce daddy

cricket thread is over there pal
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:39:56 PM
Fernandez family look department store shopping trip as fuck. Got changed in the fucking bogs.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:40:02 PM
Breaks back. Good stuff.
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 10:40:45 PM
Have some of that tennis!!
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:41:03 PM
I think this is the most competitive match I've seen Raducanu play in her entire career so far. Fernandez is going to take some beating here.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:41:08 PM
incredible return
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:41:15 PM
Yeah it’s lovely the way the pendulum keeps swinging between these two. Would be nice if the crowd were as evenly matched as the players.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:42:58 PM
Yeah it’s lovely the way the pendulum keeps swinging between these two. Would be nice if the crowd were as evenly matched as the players.

Who are they rooting for most? I watch sport on mute as all commentary is awful.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:43:19 PM
Hope the crowd get napalmed into a memory.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:44:06 PM
Who are they rooting for most? I watch sport on mute as all commentary is awful.

Oh, big time for Fernandez. Not being disrespectful to Emma, as they were to Sabalenka the other night, but definitely a preference for Leylah. She's been working the crowd so well during her run, so it's not that surprising really.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 10:44:24 PM
No sound here either.

The crowd and the sponsors drip with extreme wealth. Wish we just saw the court.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:45:27 PM
fernandez has mostly played on ashe so it's understandable. plus the big comebacks
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:46:39 PM
Raducanu is treating her like a fucking shelled peanut
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:46:50 PM
Oh, big time for Fernandez. Not being disrespectful to Emma, as they were to Sabalenka the other night, but definitely a preference for Leylah. She's been working the crowd so well during her run, so it's not that surprising really.

Surprising as Brits usually go down well in New York, but Fernandez has had the more dramatic matches which connects the crowd to you.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:47:50 PM
Passing shot!
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:48:02 PM
🎶Ride of the Valkyries🎶
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:48:08 PM
OH WHAT A BEAUTY
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:48:17 PM
Raducanu brakes again! Just gotta hold 2 service games and the title is hers.
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 10:48:21 PM
Best shot of the tournament that WE DIDN'T SEE BECAUSE OF THE BULLSHIT CAMERA WORK
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 10:48:31 PM
Whoooosh. Was getting worried how many break points on second serve she was passing up.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:48:46 PM
Just gotta hold 2 service games and the title is hers.

Unbelievable really. Who would have thought this could happen when she went on that Wimbledon run two months ago.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:50:00 PM
“Just”. We’ll see…

But Raducanu seems on fire now.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:50:10 PM
Unbelievable really.

From qualifying, without dropping a set. It really would be unbelievable.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 10:50:18 PM
not over yet, fernandez is quite the fighter
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:50:57 PM
not over yet, fernandez is quite the fighter

Yeah, not taking anything for granted here.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:51:01 PM
“Just”. We’ll see…

I know. Easier said than done.

Thats one of them anyway.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:51:03 PM
Put this fuck in the morgue.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 10:51:18 PM
COME ON EM!
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:52:56 PM
Would be sweet if she broke again. But holding her serve will be just fine too.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:53:25 PM
EASY
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:54:47 PM
Liquid football!
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:55:11 PM
It's been a terrific match. If there wasn't a Brit involved, I'd be hoping for a third set.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 10:55:23 PM
Fernandez mental midget
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 10:55:31 PM
Players seem to routinely hit overhead smashes directly at their opponents these days, infuriating.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:55:44 PM
Fuck!
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:55:49 PM
Match. Fuckin. Point.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:56:40 PM
Players seem to routinely hit overhead smashes directly at their opponents these days, infuriating.

Smashes, like net volleys, are mostly a lost art.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 10:57:32 PM
God, OK, now I feel tense.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 10:57:43 PM
Match. Fuckin. Point. #2
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 10:58:04 PM
Get it done!!
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:58:17 PM
Now this is what I call entertainment!
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 10:59:33 PM
God damn it that was a good shot.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 10:59:56 PM
Let’s hope she can hold…
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:00:01 PM
Going to have to serve it out. Come on!
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 11:00:17 PM
GAAAHR
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:00:38 PM
Totally rooting for Raducanu but such personality from both of these players. Enjoying 'em both.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:00:43 PM
Fernandez mental midget

just fuck off and die
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:01:14 PM
she really struggles to close matches, every time
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:01:17 PM
Bit nervy with the serve there.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:02:57 PM
just fuck off and die

Reported.
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:03:17 PM
The drama! The stark naked drama!
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:03:34 PM
Cock Piss Partridge.
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:03:53 PM
I. Can't. Take. It.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:04:17 PM
ACTUAL BLOOD
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 11:04:21 PM
I'm chain smoking like the guy in Airplane!
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:04:29 PM
Ooh carpet burn.
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:05:18 PM
Eww, stop showing it!
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:06:56 PM
Looks in pain. Would be a shame if this loses her the match.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:07:15 PM
Fernandez is a smashing gal, great sport.
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:07:23 PM
What's Fernandez complaining about! Blood everywhere.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:08:31 PM
Go on do her. Fucking whining because your opponent needs medical attention
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:08:36 PM
What is Fernandez arguing about? Being a bit Piers Morgan here?

C'mon Em, DESTROY her
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on September 11, 2021, 11:08:55 PM
Fernandez sister keeps telling her to smile. Why?
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:09:16 PM
I wish all FERNANDEZ a very pleasant GET IN GRAVE
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:10:37 PM
Christ this is too tense.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:10:50 PM
I'm glad Emma's so composed here because I'm about to shit myself.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:10:54 PM
Raducanu should just smear the blood on her cheeks and go full Viking here.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:11:10 PM
Match Point you fucking wraith
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:11:19 PM
Doooo it!!!
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:11:27 PM
LEGEND
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:11:39 PM
FUCKING HELL
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:11:43 PM
I presume that means she’s done it. Frame rate meant I didn’t see where the ball went.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:11:47 PM
Fuckin get in!
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:12:02 PM
Nice one Emma.
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:12:07 PM
Fooooook yeaaahh!!!!
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:12:15 PM
Fuck yeah!
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:12:19 PM
20 straight sets, 10 matches won. Un-fucking-believable.
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 11, 2021, 11:12:24 PM
piece of piss
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 11, 2021, 11:12:38 PM
FUCKING GOD LIKE
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:12:52 PM
wow
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Post by: Gulftastic on September 11, 2021, 11:13:33 PM
piece of piss

Liquid tennis.
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Post by: ElTwopo on September 11, 2021, 11:13:41 PM
I'm not a massive tennis fan (never watched a full game that wasn't on grass) but this is mental, isn't it? How the fuck? Didn't lose a set. Mind-blown gif.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:13:47 PM
This is like the opposite of a pitch invasion. Weird.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:13:58 PM
She's not only the first qualifier to win a major, she's also set the record for fewest numbers of majors competed in before first title.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:14:02 PM
Never doubted it ...
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:14:06 PM
Fuck, eyes keep confusing me, thought it was a let. Woooooo.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:14:11 PM
I wish all FERNANDEZ a very pleasant GET IN GRAVE

yeah good point that wasn't fair play at all
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:14:35 PM
She's not only the first qualifier to win a major, she's also set the record for fewest numbers of majors won before first title.

I presume you mean matches there.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:14:41 PM
I don't even like tennis, rich cunt's sport, but this is fucking brilliant.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 11, 2021, 11:14:50 PM
Fernandez going to pull off this win
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:14:54 PM
Enjoy the agonies of the damned, you fucking zeros.

This is one of the greatest sporting achievements of the last forty years.
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Post by: sardines on September 11, 2021, 11:15:13 PM
This is crazy. This doesn't happen in international sport

Edit: if only England won the euros
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Post by: Gulftastic on September 11, 2021, 11:15:24 PM
Stone Cold Steve Austin leading her back to the court.
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:15:52 PM
Fuck, eyes keep confusing me, thought it was a let. Woooooo.

I KEPT hearing a noise when the serves went over the net, thought they were all lets
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:16:04 PM
I presume you mean matches there.

Whoops, edited it, cheers. Yeah, fewest number of majors competed in.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:16:10 PM
Fuckin' 'ave some of that.

Beautiful.
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Post by: pigamus on September 11, 2021, 11:16:15 PM
That girl is fucking magic.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:16:45 PM
I KEPT hearing a noise when the serves went over the net, thought they were all lets

Likewise! What was that?
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Post by: ElTwopo on September 11, 2021, 11:17:10 PM
I KEPT hearing a noise when the serves went over the net, thought they were all lets

Yeah - same here. Weird.
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Post by: Gulftastic on September 11, 2021, 11:17:13 PM
I KEPT hearing a noise when the serves went over the net, thought they were all lets

Not just me then. What was that?
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:17:29 PM
FFS Tim, go to Timpson's and get a few links taken out of that watch strap.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 11, 2021, 11:17:49 PM
The sound of a rigged match
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Post by: Thursday on September 11, 2021, 11:17:55 PM
This must surely mean she's a contender for the even more prestigious title of BBC sports personality of the year.
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:18:09 PM
Great match from Fernandez as well, she was not going away, waiting to exploit any weakness. Why it was so fucking tense.
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Post by: Jasha on September 11, 2021, 11:18:51 PM
Lass in navy fits a lot of hair into such a tiny bun
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:19:16 PM
I KEPT hearing a noise when the serves went over the net, thought they were all lets

Yep
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:19:40 PM
Do her and COME ON TIM have a thing or something?
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:19:43 PM
Crying here and smashing shit up and laughing

FFS Tim, go to Timpson's and get a few links taken out of that watch strap.

Hahaha fucking hell
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:20:14 PM
FFS Tim, go to Timpson's and get a few links taken out of that watch strap.

Give him a chance, he just got it out of a JP Morgan goodie bag. He'll bin it after
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:20:23 PM
SWEET CAROLINE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE BEST COUNTRY
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:20:26 PM
Mental that the ball girls look OLDER than both players
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Post by: studpuppet on September 11, 2021, 11:20:29 PM
Not just me then. What was that?

The server's feet hitting the floor.
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Post by: Thursday on September 11, 2021, 11:21:35 PM
Girlfriend in a Coma with a face like Emma Raducanu whenever she served to win the match Oh Yeah!
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:22:12 PM
The server's feet hitting the floor.

Ah
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Post by: pigamus on September 11, 2021, 11:22:22 PM
She’s not even old enough for champagne!
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Post by: rjd2 on September 11, 2021, 11:22:28 PM
Will be fascinating to see how she does at Australian Open. The betting favs for that Barty and Osaka far from unbeatable.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:22:47 PM
wish there had been a third set tbh
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:23:02 PM
God Americans are fucking wankers

Edit peado
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Post by: Bronzy on September 11, 2021, 11:23:05 PM
Pretty, prettaaay good

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_CTdzZXIAUH2dg?format=jpg&name=900x900)
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:23:20 PM
lol

Will be fascinating to see how she does at Australian Open. The betting favs for that Barty and Osaka far from unbeatable.

i'm guessing she'll be seeded there?
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:23:27 PM
Confused why the ball people are wearing the Namibian flag to be honest.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:23:35 PM
C'MON TIMPSONS
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Post by: Thursday on September 11, 2021, 11:23:42 PM
Seeing a lot of Scottish people I know on twitter cheering on the English tennis player.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:23:53 PM
God Americans are fucking wankers

Yeah. And they're getting worse with every word this cunt says
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Post by: Cuellar on September 11, 2021, 11:24:15 PM
Pretty, prettaaay good

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_CTdzZXIAUH2dg?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Good for when he gets accused of murder
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Post by: FredNurke on September 11, 2021, 11:24:22 PM
Holy shit, this is a staggering achievement.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:24:27 PM
i'm guessing she'll be seeded there?

Yep. Just outside the top 20 now. And she was outside the top 300 before Wimbledon.
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Post by: Gulftastic on September 11, 2021, 11:24:42 PM
Girlfriend in a Coma with a face like Emma Raducanu whenever she served to win the match Oh Yeah!

She reminds me of Ray out off of Star Wars.
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:24:55 PM
it's not the greatest crowd in the world you stupid fuck
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:25:04 PM
Tell them to get vaccinated and see if the crowd boo like in Melbourne.
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Post by: Norton Canes on September 11, 2021, 11:25:50 PM
She's been a fantastic champion and an inspiration to kids everywhere

To get their financier parents to hothouse them in as many sports as possible in the hope of finding one they're good at

What a depressingly obsequious thread.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:25:54 PM
Worst fucking crowd besides Wimbledon and probably the French.

Layla time to retire and go to school.

 tennis school
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:26:07 PM
Seeing a lot of Scottish people I know on twitter cheering on the English tennis player.

She was born in Toronto. Everyone's a winner.
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:27:03 PM
Oh shit is it 9/11? Totally forgot.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:27:21 PM
Yawn get in ground zero mother fucker

You got fucking schooled to shit. Take your plate and have a big pile of dogshit on it for your dinner.
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Post by: gabrielconroy on September 11, 2021, 11:27:52 PM
Eugh really milking the 9/11 cheers there Leylah
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Post by: Norton Canes on September 11, 2021, 11:28:03 PM
She's been a fantastic champion and an inspiration to kids everywhere

To get their financier parents to hothouse them in as many sports as possible in the hope of finding one they're good at

What a depressingly obsequious thread.

I've overcooked that haiku haven't I
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:28:04 PM
Oh shit is it 9/11? Totally forgot.

Did you not see that reminder chalked on the court?
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:28:08 PM
lol fuck off leylah

i hate her now
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:28:30 PM
Where the fuck is Greg Rusedski?
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:28:42 PM
Hope Emma says 9/11 was great.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:29:02 PM
Piece of piss, so what Pam
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:29:38 PM
Where the fuck is Greg Rusedski?

In Henman's shadow, as always.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:30:08 PM
New York what a city! Only in the Big Apple NYC

Ain't no Bromley
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:30:22 PM
Thank you Osama
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Post by: Jasha on September 11, 2021, 11:30:28 PM
She's been a fantastic champion and an inspiration to kids everywhere

To get their financier parents to hothouse them in as many sports as possible in the hope of finding one they're good at

What a depressingly obsequious thread.

Yeah but she's gonna have a cold sore in all the trophy photos
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Post by: ElTwopo on September 11, 2021, 11:30:54 PM
Oh I didn't realise she was a robot.
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:31:24 PM
She's an inspiration to herpes sufferers everywhere.
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:31:39 PM
These interviews are horrible. What the fuck would you say?
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:31:57 PM
These interviews are horrible. What the fuck would you say?

"Death to the west!"
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:32:36 PM
saba, pliskova and al. must be so pissed off right now
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Post by: greencalx on September 11, 2021, 11:32:48 PM
Not even a wipe-clean presentation cheque.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 11, 2021, 11:33:04 PM
I think they're doing okay for two teenagers who have suddenly got a lot more famous.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:33:16 PM
Retire now and snort the lot
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:33:32 PM
ugh don't mention money
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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 11, 2021, 11:33:37 PM
Fair enough 2.5 mil to Winnie Cooper
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Post by: Bronzy on September 11, 2021, 11:34:06 PM
Good for when he gets accused of murder

Can’t wait for the next season of Curb where he accidentally kills Billie Jean King
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:34:26 PM
I think they're doing okay for two teenagers who have suddenly got a lot more famous.

Innit. I wouldn't be able to form sentences in their circumstances, and I'm twice their age.
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:34:31 PM
Let us now all forget that Tim Henman exists.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 11, 2021, 11:34:50 PM
"Teenage Daydream" by Katie Perry.

I see what they did there.
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Post by: Bronzy on September 11, 2021, 11:34:56 PM
Let us now all forget that Tim Henman exists.

What am I going to wank to now?
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:35:05 PM
#istandwithosama
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Post by: selectivememory on September 11, 2021, 11:35:12 PM
ugh don't mention money

They always do that here. So tacky. But that's America.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:35:56 PM
Bit rude of her not to mention just how superior JP Morgan's assett management returns are.
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:36:03 PM
I can barely form a sentence here so fair play to these absolute legends, albeit one of them is a fucking loser.
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Post by: Bernice on September 11, 2021, 11:36:08 PM
Weirdly touched by this. Maybe, at 29, this is the first point at which I first feel that odd sense of paternal pride towards an athlete who has nothing to do with me. Go the fuck on, Emma. Fucking sink yourself into it. You are fantastic.
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Post by: Poobum on September 11, 2021, 11:36:26 PM
Would have loved it if this was all an elaborate plot to assassinate JP Morgan's asset manager, but no, Emma's too dull for that.
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Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on September 11, 2021, 11:37:09 PM
Everyone's fucked off. Just the cleaners left.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:37:32 PM
All the blokes in linen jackets looking at their phones all the way through it have fucked off.
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Post by: Jasha on September 11, 2021, 11:37:50 PM
I ain't touching that trophy now she's kissed it
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:37:56 PM
They always do that here. So tacky. But that's America.

yeah the espn lot always say how much they're going to win at each round. plus the constant brand plugs ROLEX ACE COUNT, IBM MEDICAL TIME OUT, JP MORGAN OBNOXIOUS INANE PUNDITRY
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:38:22 PM
is 2 mil enough to get rid of that disease?
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Post by: Bronzy on September 11, 2021, 11:39:20 PM
Place has emptied quicker than me bollocks


sex
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 11, 2021, 11:40:04 PM
The palpable hatred Fivehead Fernandez has for Raducanu's Lil Miss Perfect act is going to fuel women's tennis for the next decade.
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Post by: Thursday on September 11, 2021, 11:40:36 PM
Can't believe a "leftist" forum is cheering on a millionaire.
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:40:40 PM
That's me done with tennis until she's at least in another semi-final. Enjoy whatever blokes are playing tomorrow you lot
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Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:41:24 PM
Can't believe a "leftist" forum is cheering on a millionaire.

Who Jeremy CORBYN??
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on September 11, 2021, 11:41:48 PM
Can't believe a "leftist" forum is cheering on a millionaire.

They're both millionaires.

And so am I.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Jasha on September 11, 2021, 11:42:39 PM
Can't believe a "leftist" forum is cheering on a millionaire.

Can't believe Tim Henman has such a hairy forearm
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Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 11:43:33 PM
can't wait for jabeur to destroy her now
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:44:14 PM
Me and my wife are going out, just got a call, lock in at the local and they're replaying the match. LGC
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 11, 2021, 11:46:19 PM
Not felt this elated since Thug Life bummed the aussies a new cunt
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Post by: poo on September 11, 2021, 11:47:16 PM
Caught the last 30 mins, which was great - I hate tennis.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 11, 2021, 11:48:07 PM
She's been a fantastic champion and an inspiration to kids everywhere

To get their financier parents to hothouse them in as many sports as possible in the hope of finding one they're good at

What a depressingly obsequious thread.

you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, emma is incredibly talented whatever her background
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 11, 2021, 11:48:17 PM
MARRY ME YOU ACE HOTHOUSED SLAYER
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Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 11:48:59 PM
MARRY ME YOU ACE HOTHOUSED SLAYER

Henman's got first dibs I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: poo on September 11, 2021, 11:49:30 PM
Watching these two incredible young women play, then speak. I was still shoving Lego down my yapponaise at 18.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 12, 2021, 12:33:50 AM
Watching these two incredible young women play, then speak. I was still shoving Lego down my yapponaise at 18.
She's not so different.

(https://i.imgur.com/oOQ6F9t.png)
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 12, 2021, 02:14:20 AM
I meant box of Lego. Sorry for any offence taken - that person is not who I am. #NoMorePMsPlease
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 12, 2021, 02:15:26 AM
The Tweets are in!

(https://i.imgur.com/uE4Kbmr.png)

Thanks for the lecture, college boy.
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 12, 2021, 02:20:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/rWOLJQJ.png)

It's about time a girl won it.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on September 12, 2021, 02:23:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Vy4jsLw.png)

Boring prick.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 12, 2021, 03:14:01 AM

England done a  9-11 tribute but somehow took out Canada instead of NY.
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Post by: rjd2 on September 12, 2021, 04:23:00 AM
https://twitter.com/janemerrick23/status/1436815912343121923

Ok.

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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 12, 2021, 07:13:37 AM
Policy editor for the I?
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Post by: druss on September 12, 2021, 09:40:44 AM
Fernandez, what a scumbag.
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Post by: jobotic on September 12, 2021, 09:41:12 AM

(https://i.imgur.com/uE4Kbmr.png)


Mate
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 02:58:41 PM
Anyone bothering with the men's final tonight? Apart from Larry David? Got a whole month of Amazon Prime now, I may as well.

I hope season 11 of Curb has an episode where Larry David makes some excuse as to why he can't attend a 9/11 memorial ceremony beng organised by a friend, and that friend then watches the highlights of the women's final and spots him in the crowd.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 03:44:21 PM
I do like Medvedev, so I'll definitely be tuning in for a bit to see if he can get Djoko on the ropes and maybe win his maiden slam. Might stick around to see Novak close out the calender slam and get the all-time men's record for major wins if it looks like it's going that way, even if that's not the outcome I want at all. At least Zverev's not in the final anyway.

Funny how Djokovic's attempt to make history has been completely overshadowed by Emma's unprecedented title run (and also Leylah's stunning performances throughout the tournament). And quite right too. 
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 03:55:22 PM
Not a fan of Djokovic here but you've sold it to me now, cheers.

Funny that I used to really follow tennis to the point that I actually got a job at Wimbledon 20 years ago so I could watch loads of tennis and meet the players, and now the big names are mostly unfamiliar to me. It's not like snooker, where The Class Of '92 are still going strong and regularly winning things.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: greencalx on September 12, 2021, 04:01:49 PM
Federer will still be playing when he's 90, I bet.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 04:13:14 PM
i'm going to watch it, what else would i do. i wonder if djoko will fuck off once he's beaten the record
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Post by: druss on September 12, 2021, 05:45:56 PM
Djoke is a weird cunt but I'd still much rather he had the record than Rafa, can't stand him.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Kankurette on September 12, 2021, 08:49:03 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rWOLJQJ.png)

It's about time a girl won it.
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta hit tennis balls.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:28:33 PM
Gwaaaaaaarn Medvedev, do 'im.





Totally on Larry David Watch here.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:29:33 PM
Medvedev needs to oil his shoes. I don't recall this much squeaking last night, not even when Raducanu ragged her knee to fuck.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 09:39:20 PM
Medvedev already playing much better than he did in Melbourne. But Djokovic has been quite slow out of the gates in most of his matches in the last week. We'll see what happens if Med takes the first set.

I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out, but his shoes do seem especially squeaky.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 09:41:41 PM
med didn't have the fight much contrary to djokovic, i hope it will pay now, no squeaky shoe time
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 09:44:31 PM
Legend Dylan Alcott.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:46:21 PM
Ben Stiller in da house, minus skewer in eye. Maybe that's why Larry David hasn't shown his face yet.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 09:46:31 PM
Meddy serving like a dream at the moment.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:48:00 PM
Meddy's bullet-like nips are a tad distracting.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 09:49:59 PM
caught djokovic's post-game interview after the semi, saying that zverev was 'a good man'. sickening shite
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:50:35 PM
Djokovic has Action Man injection-moulded hair.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 09:50:56 PM
Amazon commentary team is fucking DIRE.
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 09:51:52 PM
ooooooh....now I see.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 09:52:02 PM
caught djokovic's post-game interview after the semi, saying that zverev was 'a good man'. sickening shite

I know. Last year when the story first broke, he was asked about it in press, and he gave an equivocating answer, but then went to Twitter to tell Zverev to "stay strong." So he's got form for going out of his way to defend abusers.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 09:53:42 PM
Amazon commentary team is fucking DIRE.

Jim'n'Tim back online. Oh goody.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 09:55:40 PM
oof that serve is something else
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 09:56:00 PM
Jim's probably my favourite commentator. Tim's OK, but it very much depends on who he's paired up with. The standard with Prime is generally much better than the BBC at Wimbledon. No Andrew Castle, Boris Becker or John Inverdale stinking up the place.

Great set from Medvedev. But start of set two is when Djokovic usually raises his level.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 09:56:37 PM
Amazon commentary team is fucking DIRE.

can't be worse than boris becker's hagiography of djokovic
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 10:00:59 PM
Has Medvedev got a burgeoning HAIIIIR IIISSSLAAAND? CaB's choice for sure.

Shittest tennis barnet ever is Tim Henman, no contest.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:04:12 PM
important hold there
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:05:18 PM
Legend Dylan Alcott.

Context:

https://twitter.com/usopen/status/1437155795875946496
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 10:07:41 PM
Context:

https://twitter.com/usopen/status/1437155795875946496

Yes, that was pretty legendary. Also: wheelchair tennis? I can't even begin to imagine the superhuman levels of upper body strength that must require, fair fucking play.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:11:35 PM
Don't think I've ever seen Novak with such crowd support in New York. I guess they really want to see the calendar slam.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:16:02 PM
best crowd in the world my arse
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:20:39 PM
Novak terrorising ballgirls. Would have been hilarious if he got disqualified in the same way as last year.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:21:11 PM
And the racket obliterated. He's about to blow.
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 10:21:18 PM
AWWWWWWWWW HELLLLLLLLLL YEEAAAAAAAAHHH
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:22:09 PM
lol what a clown
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:23:26 PM
Really enjoying this match now. Would be an absolute joy if this major ended with Medvedev trampling all over Djokovic's dreams. Nothing will top yesterday, but it would be a great note to end the whole thing on.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:28:15 PM
lovely

an easy 3-0 would be perfect
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:31:01 PM
Nothing will top yesterday, but it would be a great note to end the whole thing on.

i spose so, but i'm driven by schadefreunde
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 10:39:54 PM
the virgin norwood 1 djokovic vs. the chad norwood 3a medvedev
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Post by: FredNurke on September 12, 2021, 10:42:11 PM
Djokovic might be a Norwood 0, the microphone-headed 5G bastard.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:45:51 PM
djokovic today

(https://i.redd.it/de3k4b4lg0g41.jpg)
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:49:17 PM
Oof, bit nervy serving that set out, but he got it done.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 12, 2021, 10:49:44 PM
This is very interesting indeed! Not what I expected from Medvedev (in a very good way), even with his double faults getting cheered and everything.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:49:51 PM
almost bottled it

hard to see djokster getting back from that
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Post by: buttgammon on September 12, 2021, 10:51:38 PM
Fingers crossed Medvedev wins and to add insult to injury, Djokovic can't play at the Australian Open next year because he's not allowed to bring his tinfoil hat into the country.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:52:02 PM
hard to see djokster getting back from that

Yeah, I think Meddy is going to be much tougher to beat from this position than Tsitsipas was at the French Open.

Novak seems tired from spending so much time on court, and tight because of what he's trying to achieve here. Medvedev is probably the nightmare opponent for him in these circumstances.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:55:07 PM
This is very interesting indeed! Not what I expected from Medvedev (in a very good way), even with his double faults getting cheered and everything.

This is how I was expecting him to play in Australia, when in the lead up he had so much swagger. So it's great to see him bring it in this final. And I don't think he minds the crowd getting on his back. Likes being the heel.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 10:55:40 PM
haha get in
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:56:11 PM
This bodes well. Early break, and he's yet to drop a service game. Come on Daniil lad. Time to twist the knife.
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Post by: buttgammon on September 12, 2021, 10:56:38 PM
Ooh! Really enjoying this.
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 10:59:34 PM
all the famous people look like absolute shit. just wonderful
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 10:59:48 PM
Loving all these bad misses from Djokovic.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:01:15 PM
djokovic has to work so hard to get a point. med's dropshots aren't even that good
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 11:01:35 PM
this is an absolute ass whupping :)
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:01:51 PM
Loving all these bad misses from Djokovic.

HEAD GONE
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:06:16 PM
Oh, this is just wonderful stuff.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:06:48 PM
rattled
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:08:04 PM
his lil gand of baldies looking fat and depressed
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 11:10:40 PM
a broken man
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:16:58 PM
Almost there...
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 11:18:37 PM
GWAAAAAAARN SQUEAKY RUSSIAN MAN
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:24:03 PM
Worst crowd in the world, putting him off when he's match point up. Actually disgusting behaviour.
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 11:24:32 PM
9/11 was good actually
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:25:12 PM
ugh pathetic crowd
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:27:53 PM
bougie yanks are the worst
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:28:16 PM
You can wipe that smirk off your face cunt. You only got back into it because the crowd distracted your opponent.
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 11:28:44 PM
This crowd being behind Djokovic is like the Crucible crowd being behind Shaun Murphy- ie, it happened but it makes no sense.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:30:41 PM
Novak's crying now. Not used to having people cheering for him.
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:33:11 PM
This is honestly the worst crowd behaviour I think I've seen. Doing everything they can to put Medvedev off.

Two more match points though...
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:33:58 PM
GET THE FUCK IN
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Post by: Indomitable Spirit on September 12, 2021, 11:34:29 PM
piece of piss
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:34:56 PM
YASSS

EAT SHIT MCENROE
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Post by: FredNurke on September 12, 2021, 11:35:18 PM
Oh thank Christ for that.
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Post by: Deanjam on September 12, 2021, 11:35:23 PM
Excellent result. Couldn't watch it, but was following along. Great stuff.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:35:46 PM
hope medvedev answers all the questions in russian
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:37:02 PM
Delight in Djokovic's defeat aside, really happy for Medvedev. Was the best player yet to win a major, and I'm glad he got to win it by beating Djokovic. More meaningful I think than Thiem coming through last year's chokefest.
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:37:43 PM
the crowd should be nuked. zero class
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Post by: rjd2 on September 12, 2021, 11:37:59 PM
This is honestly the worst crowd behaviour I think I've seen. Doing everything they can to put Medvedev off.

Two more match points though...

No they were utterly brutal when Cilic beat Federer in a semi final a few years ago. However yeah not great tonight sadly.

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Post by: Mr_Simnock on September 12, 2021, 11:39:27 PM
I'm going full on MTF now

djokotards will be in total RUINS now lulzzz

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.giphy.com%2Fmedia%2F11aitZSSRhHYuQ%2Fgiphy.gif&f=1&nofb=1)
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 11:44:21 PM
Hope Djokovic takes that runner-up's silver platter and smashes it to fuck
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Post by: selectivememory on September 12, 2021, 11:47:37 PM
lol "Greatest fans in the world" - how the fuck can you say that with a straight face after what just happened?
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 11:48:08 PM
Loving that "LIKE IT OR NOT GREATEST OF ALL TIME" banner. It practically screams "Djokovic, you've achieved a lot but you're still an unlikeable twat"
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Post by: Blue Jam on September 12, 2021, 11:49:32 PM
Hope Djokovic takes that runner-up's silver platter and smashes it to fuck

On second thoughts he's just going to fold it up and put it on his head isn't he
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:55:06 PM
i wanna thank osama bin laden, you're the goat
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Post by: chveik on September 12, 2021, 11:56:46 PM
Loving that "LIKE IT OR NOT GREATEST OF ALL TIME" banner. It practically screams "Djokovic, you've achieved a lot but you're still an unlikeable twat"

djokovic fanboys are the worst
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Post by: FredNurke on September 13, 2021, 12:02:44 AM
Presumably there wasn't space to put 'WADA permitting' on at the end.
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Post by: chveik on September 14, 2021, 08:29:51 PM
is there anything to look forward to for the next two months?
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Post by: selectivememory on September 14, 2021, 08:36:19 PM
Indian Wells is being held at the beginning of October this year, though there's no Asian swing again. Then there'll be the usual European indoor tournaments leading up to the Paris Masters and the tour finals for the men. And I think they've just announced that there will be a WTA finals this year too.
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Post by: chveik on September 14, 2021, 10:12:55 PM
cheers. maybe i'll watch the fed cup, it's the only tournament the french can possibly win
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Post by: Chedney Honks on September 25, 2021, 04:28:13 PM
Feels like Raducanu is being set up to be a figure of hatred.

SACKED LIL OL COACH
PLAYED WITH ROYALTY

Feel like she's going to be cursed before the year is out.
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Post by: chveik on September 25, 2021, 06:38:17 PM
that's how it works innit, tabloids hype her like hell and then they destroy her. the uk press is probably the worst in the world for that.

tennis players sack their coach all the time, and here it looks like it was just a temporary arrangement anyway
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Post by: chveik on October 01, 2021, 08:57:02 PM
svitolina getting creamed by queen jabeur (won 9 games in a row) right now
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Post by: Poobum on October 01, 2021, 09:01:27 PM
What I love about these lower tournaments is the absolute racket (hur-hur) going on. Enjoyed the Ostrava open which sounded like it was right next a freight train line. 
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Post by: chveik on October 01, 2021, 09:04:53 PM
helicopter is a bit much though. and there's fuck all public
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Post by: chveik on October 01, 2021, 09:18:20 PM
incredible stuff. she has to win the whole thing now
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Post by: Poobum on October 02, 2021, 11:54:43 AM
Loving Putintseva being Putintseva here. Shithousing by changing her laces during van Uytvanck's service game, beating the shit out of herself with her racket, raging at randoms in the crowd, and nearly hitting a line judge with a with a thwacked ball after being broken.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 02, 2021, 11:21:52 PM
Putin didn't even come to save her.
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Post by: chveik on October 03, 2021, 03:01:52 AM
proud antivaxxer sabalenka has covid
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 03, 2021, 07:44:32 AM
Fans of Norriecore will enjoy his run to the final in San Diego.  Pushing top 30 now.
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Post by: chveik on October 03, 2021, 07:41:06 PM
fantastic way to end the set! her fans are ace
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Post by: chveik on October 03, 2021, 08:48:18 PM
ffs she's imploding

i'm done with wta

bye
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: rjd2 on October 04, 2021, 07:36:15 PM
That Norrie result , fucking hell.

I don't have any issue with Ruud, his teasing of Kyrigos is funny, but it doesn't say much for the men's game that he is winning so much.

Also Rublev really if the supposed real deal should be winning events like that easily.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 04, 2021, 07:40:31 PM
rublev is also an antivax cunt i believe. it will be interesting if they make vaccines mandatory at the AO
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: rjd2 on October 04, 2021, 09:41:19 PM
It will end up like the NFL. Numerous players probably lean to the right but once it was spelt out to them the money they would lose not getting the vaccination they got the jab. Rublev, Tsitsipas, Svitolina, Saba probably the most high profile anti vaccination players will 100% get it for Aus.

Not sure about Novak, he loves that Slam, but unlike those 4 who probably won't overthink it he's probably a 50/50 shot to get it.

I think Konta and Schwartzman are anti vax, but don't quote me on that.

Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: rjd2 on October 04, 2021, 09:45:10 PM
Actually just checking Diego got mistranslated and is vaccinated.

Konta also vaccinated, but to be fait not sure she plays tennis anymore sadly.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 05, 2021, 05:03:57 PM
How has Murray ended up so - relatively - level-headed, in amongst a sea of total head-the-balls. Even getting away from Covid a sec. Seems like the Multimillionaires Tour is a parade of cocooned elitists, must be difficult to be around those people but similarly difficult to be around normal people.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Deanjam on October 05, 2021, 06:14:12 PM
There's more 'normal' people on the men's tour than not, it's just you only tend to hear about the weirdos. Of the winners of multi majors, Federer, Nadal, Murray, Wawrinka all seem fairly normal for millionaire sportsmen, unless I've missed something. Djokovic is a real outlier for stupidity amongst them.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 05, 2021, 06:17:55 PM
How has Murray ended up so - relatively - level-headed, in amongst a sea of total head-the-balls. Even getting away from Covid a sec. Seems like the Multimillionaires Tour is a parade of cocooned elitists, must be difficult to be around those people but similarly difficult to be around normal people.

apart from the people at the very top, there's less money in tennis to be made than in football, nba, nfl etc.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 02:16:39 PM
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apart from the people at the very top, there's less money in tennis to be made than in football, nba, nfl etc.

Not really the point as such, it is largely an individual sport. Maybe that explains it. Also I'm talking about the sharp end, not Challenger tennis. Top 40 plus anyone who is regularly mixing it with them, not exactly poorly paid.

A single football club will have 30+ players on the books.

Re- above post- Not sure about Federer, maybe his Covid opinions are legit but I thought he was notoriously egocentric off court. Perhaps he has matured with age.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Deanjam on October 06, 2021, 04:29:37 PM
Re- above post- Not sure about Federer, maybe his Covid opinions are legit but I thought he was notoriously egocentric off court. Perhaps he has matured with age.

He seems very popular behind the scenes, both with players and staff. I've no doubt he has an ego, but I've not heard any bad stories.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 06, 2021, 07:31:22 PM
jeez those courts are so fucking sloowww
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 07, 2021, 02:05:50 AM
cornet is the currently the highest ranked french wta player... just take french tennis out of its misery, it's horrible to watch
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Chedney Honks on October 09, 2021, 08:07:19 AM
Raducanu is finished.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: lankyguy95 on October 09, 2021, 02:36:26 PM
Raducanu is finished.
History will consign her with the many who peaked in high school.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: buttgammon on October 09, 2021, 03:37:44 PM
History will consign her with the many who peaked in high school.

I see Morrissey has a title for his new album.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 10, 2021, 08:10:32 AM
See Jason Danevans and Norriecore got through tough matches at Indian Wells.

Team GB United Kingdom 🇬🇧🇬🇧 Let's Go!
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 10, 2021, 04:50:38 PM
looking forward to ostapenko v putintseva, hope there will be some drama
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 12, 2021, 12:59:09 AM
tennis paradise eh? what a load of horseshit
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 14, 2021, 02:04:05 AM
lol where the fuck is the public
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 15, 2021, 01:15:56 AM
so happy for ons
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: selectivememory on October 15, 2021, 02:01:22 PM
so happy for ons

Not watched a second of Indian Wells this year, but this is lovely to see. Top 10, IW semis, and should now qualify for the WTA finals. I just need to see her win a major at some point.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: selectivememory on October 15, 2021, 02:22:37 PM
Also congrats I guess to Cameron Norrie and his fan, but I can't imagine not wanting Dimitrov to win the whole thing now looking at the remaining players in the draw.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Deanjam on October 15, 2021, 03:28:45 PM
Also congrats I guess to Cameron Norrie and his fan

Snarf!
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 16, 2021, 12:10:38 AM
lol batshit results all round
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Deanjam on October 16, 2021, 01:27:47 AM
Not unhappy with those men's results, mind.
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: chveik on October 18, 2021, 12:51:47 AM
oh boy that was intense
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Chedney Honks on October 18, 2021, 08:05:05 AM
Nozza champ
Title: Re: Tennis 2021. Just a load of balls.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 18, 2021, 08:28:48 AM
NORRIECORE