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Re: Tennis

Post by -BARON-23- » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:11 pm

Oh right that makes sense!

Am i right in thinking US Open is only a month away?

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:57 pm

End of August/start of September.

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Re: Tennis

Post by Joe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Ethiaa wrote:The first two pages of this thread are outstandingly amusing when compared to the last two.
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At least I think my objectivity has matured since being a teenager.

(and I maintain that Murray was boring to watch back in 2008)

As for last week, the final was bitter-sweet for me. I went into it supporting Djokovic ( ) but I was pretty happy for Murray in the end, especially after last year. And it will hopefully put to bed, to some extent, the mass hysteria that comes around once a year.

It was just a shame Djokovic didn't really show up. Not sure if it was the Del Potro match or what, but he wasn't his normal self. Murray was brilliant, but Djokovic didn't show anything like his normal form until he was 3 match points down. I've tried to find the stats, but I'd guess that Djokovic made more unforced errors in that match than the rest of the tournament combined. Fairplay to Murray though, a lot of those "unforced" errors were clearly down to his superior play.

Looking forwards to the US now.

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Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:08 pm

He deserved it last year. This year he hasn't achieved as much, yet winning Wimbledon is weighted with the same historical significance that meant Wiggins won last year for being the first Brit to win the Tour de France, yet Froome doesn't even make the top 3 for being the first to win it for a year... I thought the most remarkable sporting achievement this year was from Ben Ainslie.

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Re: Tennis

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Wawrinka knocks Djokovic out of the Australian Open...

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Post by -BARON-23- » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:35 pm

Cracking match too! Wawrinka seems to be on a bit of a climb recently! Looking a much more complete player

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Post by Rover the Top » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:09 pm

GB reach the World Group quarter finals of the Davis cup for the first time since 1986 after beating the USA.

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:13 pm

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, ranked 144 in the world and playing in his first Wimbledon, knocks out Rafa Nadal in 4 sets... :shock:

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Post by rob_of_the_robots » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:43 pm

After Rosol and then Darcis it's not really surprising any more when Nadal gets knocked out by a player outside the top 100.

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Post by -BARON-23- » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:40 am

What about the fact he is a 19 year old Wild Card playing the World Number 1? Nadal has never lost to anyone born in the 90s either. It was a truly amazing performance and the audacity of that shot between the legs will be remembered for a long long time

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:23 am

Yeah, I think the surprise was more about Kyrgios than Nadal going out. I didn't really understand why so many of the BBC team were saying over the weekend that Nadal was favourite - he'd lost the first set in every match which suggested some vulnerability that someone could capitalise on. But you wouldn't expect that to be a kid playing in his first Wimbledon, you'd think the occasion would get to him. Instead Kyrgios looked at home, didn't let Nadal get control at any point, and didn't let losing a close second set get to him like many players would. Very impressive, and you'd think we'll see a lot more from him in the future.

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Post by -BARON-23- » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:10 am

The disappointing thing is him going on to lose the next match... Happens a lot that when you get such a big upset!

Mind you, the lad who beat him is one for the future and seems to have gone under the radar some what at just 23 years old. He had one monster serve throughout too!

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:28 am

Raonic 'under the radar'? He's been consistently edging towards the top for a couple of years now, is in the top 10 and Richard Krajicek was tipping him to be the eventual winner earlier this week. He was seeded 8th so no real surprise that he was in the quarter finals.

I think Murray needs to find his drive again. For a while you could say he was still recovering from surgery, but since last year's Wimbledon the intensity has gone out of his game, he looks like someone who's already achieved all he set out to do.

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