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|Mar-17-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: Dimitrov in trouble against Robredo , nice game so far|
|Mar-18-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: Semia ATP Paribas is heading to
Djokovic - Murray/Lopes
Federer/Berdich = Nadal/Raonic
But before Djoko must take the big server Isner..
Who wants another Nadal-Federer?
|Mar-20-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: And Fed crushed Berdich in a nice fashion. Nadal - Fed clash ahead (finally!)|
|Mar-22-15|| ||strifeknot: A very shaky service game today by Federer. Djokovic unsurprisingly punished it.|
|Mar-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: Aussie Hewitt convicted on rape rap:
|Mar-23-15|| ||Jim Bartle: A real SOB on the court. South African, though born in Australia.|
|Mar-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: That's right, I thought he was a SA. I vaguely remember seeing him play, in the 70s. I think he was a doubles player. Is he also the guy who was ranked exactly No. 100 at one point, and people at the time suggested that Martina Navratilova, then extremely dominant, play the men's no. 100?|
MN had said "I feel that I might have a chance, against the right no. 100, on the right surface." Evert said that was nonsense, and that Martina probably could not even beat the men's NCAA college champion of the moment, which was probably correct.
|Mar-23-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Hewitt and Frew McMillan were one of the great doubles teams of all time, though McMillan was the real star. Hewitt was also a good singles player, but with a really bad temper.|
Of course the NCAA champion would have beaten Navratilova easily. Though many were not big on the tour later, all were first-rate players.
|Mar-24-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: <trifeknot: A very shaky service game today by Federer. Djokovic unsurprisingly punished it.> |
I felt the opposite.. Djoko almost gave in a platter the game to Fed, allowing him to came back in the second set with 3(!?) double faults on tie break. Technically a not so great game imo, both players played below their level with lots of unforced errors.
|Mar-31-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: And Dolgoolov is giving a nightmare to Djoko right now|
|Jun-03-15|| ||strifeknot: A riveting first set in the Nadal-Djokovic match, with both players looking very hungry. The rest of the tournament could prove to be anti-climactic after this match.|
|Jun-03-15|| ||Jim Bartle: < The rest of the tournament could prove to be anti-climactic after this match.>|
No kidding. I keep thinking they'll present the trophy after the match.
|Jun-03-15|| ||chancho: Djoko ends Nadal's 39 match win streak.
If he does not go on to win this tournament, it will mean absolutely squat for the Serbian.
|Jun-03-15|| ||strifeknot: Murray has become a superb clay court player, but I don't see him beating Djokovic, who is simply the best player in the world right now. Nothing short of injury will stop Djokovic; he craves the career slam.|
|Jun-05-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Do the rules require a player to warm up with the opponent? What if he says, 'I'm OK, ready to go,' or just slams shots in the warmup without giving the opponent the chance to return any?|
|Jun-05-15|| ||shivasuri4: <Here are the excerpts straight out of the USTA Rulebook:|
IV. IV. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT
Section C. Standards of Conduct
4. Warm-up. A player who refuses to warm-up with the opponent forfeits the
right to a warm-up. During the warm-up or a re-warm-up, a player may have
any person hit with the player if the opponent refuses to do so.
3. Warm-up is not practice. A player should provide the opponent a
5-minute warm-up (ten minutes if there are no ballpersons). If a player refuses to warm
up the opponent, the player forfeits the right to a warm-up. Some players confuse
warm-up and practice. Each player should make a special effort to hit shots directly
to the opponent. (If partners want to warm each other up while their opponents are
warming up, they may do so.)>
I found this on http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/show... (penultimate comment).
|Jun-05-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Thanks. So a player can bring anyone on to hit if the opponent doesn't want to warm up.|
|Jun-06-15|| ||strifeknot: Hot diggity, another Wawrinka-Djokovic final coming. They tend to be fun.|
Murray has become a fine clay court player, but it was surprising that Djokovic needed five sets to dispatch him. Perhaps Djokovic isn't as invulnerable as I thought, and Stan has proven he can come through when it's all on the line against the Serb.
|Jun-07-15|| ||shivasuri4: Another Wawrinka-Djokovic final? Isn't this the first?|
|Jun-07-15|| ||shivasuri4: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players... Okay, going through this, I see that it's the fourth final between the two, but the most recent one was in 2008. Been a long time.|
|Jun-07-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Question for tennis historians: If Wawrinka does win this, will it be the first time a player has won a major while wearing pajamas?|
|Jun-07-15|| ||HeMateMe: Well, Anne White tried at Wimbledon, but was knocked out by Pam Shriver|
|Jun-07-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Found this quote by Timea Baczinsky about Serena a couple of months ago: |
'She has this willing and this fierce. '
|Jun-07-15|| ||perfidious: Wouldn't mind trying to find out how willing Serena would be, away from the court....|
|Jun-08-15|| ||HeMateMe: She was dating a Redskins football player, some time ago; now it's her coach. I imagine she has full say on whatever goes on in the bedroom. Some guys are into that sort of thing.|
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