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|Jun-04-18|| ||Keyser Soze: Tomorrow Thiem- Zverev . Probably the best "nextgen" match up for the last months.
A must watch.|
|Jun-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: Hyman Roth, the Jewish gangster based on real life Myer Lansky. Very clever how he was actually the brains behind the move to kill Michael Corleone. The scenes in Cuba were a terrific twist, great screenplay in GF II.|
|Jun-06-18|| ||HeMateMe: Mugu blew out Sharapova, predictable. That God-awful screaming...I don't think Serena will come back to a major until she's lost some of that baby weight.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: Rafa in the final at Roland Garros, going for no. 11! Might not be so easy though. The Thiem fellow is pretty resilient. Got some Sharapova-level grunting going on out there.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||saffuna: Nadal wears his opponents down. They can hang with him for a while, but as the match continues they just fade. Nadal is too tough. (Posted during second set.)|
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: still, he's 32, and missing some easy shots out there. I give the younger man a puncher's chance today.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||saffuna: <still, he's 32, and missing some easy shots out there. I give the younger man a puncher's chance today.>|
I'd like to see your definition of "easy." He returns the toughest shots, and deep, not sitters.
Nadal just rolled through a field made up of the world's best players by winning 21 of 22 sets. Doesn't matter how well the opponent plays, as Thiem did today. Eventually he's going to slip a little and Nadal is going to beat him.
|Jun-10-18|| ||HeMateMe: geez, Rafa smoked him in 3. I thought sure Thiem had a chance, Rafa looked average early in he second set.|
They gave Thiem a silver plated, 6"x6" microwave safe plate, the runner up trophy. Damn, that's an ugly looking thing. It looks like a dish your dog would pee in. maybe you'd use it heat up some pizza rolls. The Roland Garros people need to look at the Wimbledon runner up plate and make an upgrade.
|Jun-14-18|| ||HeMateMe: Boom-Boom in Africa!
|Jul-12-18|| ||chancho: <Federer: You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your defeat. Goodbye, Mr. Anderson.|
Anderson: I know you're out there Fed. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end.
I came here to tell you how it's going to begin.>
R. Federer 6 7 5 4 11
K Anderson 2 6 7 6 13
|Jul-12-18|| ||saffuna: Anderson-Isner tomorrow.
Don't blink or the point will be over.
|Aug-29-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: Thought I'd post this for Jim and Mimi..
<US Open officials accused of sexism for punishing French star Alize Cornet who took her shirt off in 90-degree heat because she put it on the wrong way
She hardly got them out! And I'm no tennis expert but I say Wimbledon is bigger than the US Open. I once put money on Pete Sampras and Lindsey Davenport to win the men's and women's singles at Wimbledon and I won, I put the money on before it started IIRC and still only got 15/1 or something. That must have been 2000/2001 because I watched most of the tournament with a person who died in 2002. Tennis is a great sport, Wimbledon is addictive providing there's no World Cup or European Championship to distract me :)
|Aug-29-18|| ||HeMateMe: lot of upsets at Wimbledon, I'd never bet money there. |
Gee, that shirt thing wasn't such a big deal. Did they hit her with a point penalty? I suppose they have to do that, because sooner or later it would be abused--some girl with a bra endorsement (Sharapova?) would take off the shirt to show a sexy black bra, claiming they were too warm, or something. It's nothing you wouldn't see in an underwear ad at 7:00pm on the telly, anyways.
|Aug-29-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: <HeMateMe: lot of upsets at Wimbledon, I'd never bet money there.>|
I'd be more worried about losing money on football, there's more shocks than tennis. Can you imagine having £50 on Leicester City the season they won the league?? Like most sports tennis is only predictable to the experts, the rest of us guess.
<Gee, that shirt thing wasn't such a big deal. Did they hit her with a point penalty?>
Have a read mate, it's pathetic.
|Aug-29-18|| ||HeMateMe: too bad it wasn't Mary Pierce
|Aug-29-18|| ||perfidious: Easy to tell <Doc W> is English: 'pathetic' is an epic understatement.|
Agree with <HMM>: Mary Pierce would have provided some highly interesting material.
|Aug-29-18|| ||saffuna: Cornet really should have come over to her chair to change. Then there would have been no controversy.|
|Aug-31-18|| ||HeMateMe: serena playing venus in the quarters tonight at the Billie Jean. 20 years they've been out there. It almost seems like tennis is B.W. and A.W.: before the Williams' and after.|
Venus is getting pasted, though, gonna lose in straight sets. I still think serena looks heavy, but not quite as fat as last tournament. Of course she's not wearing the cat suit tonight; maybe not so revealing of extra poundage?
|Aug-31-18|| ||HeMateMe: yeah, serena blew her out 6-1, 6-2. venus could have been a fashion model, what a body! Damn. I think those Chase bank Serena ads are photo shopped somehow. She looks thinner and sexier in the print ads. I think one of the young studs is gonna run Serena off the court, though. at age 36 you can't give yourself a handicap like being overweight. |
17 straight years Serena has made it to the 4th round at the US Open. amazing consistency. I'm surprised Martina didn't play longer here. Perhaps hard courts didn't work well with her knees and ankles at some point. I'd like to go see a match--it's a quick trip on the 7 train to Flushing queens. I used to live just a 15 minute walk from there. but, it's so expensive.
|Sep-12-18|| ||HeMateMe: Re: serena
"She knew she was playing worse, so she decided she'd come up with this spectacle to try and make it look like the win was stolen from her and try to become a bigger celebrity by way of becoming a bigger feminist hero in the doing. She is a great athlete, no question, but the only thing greater than her skill is her ego. This was pure. ego."
That was one fans comments on a sports site. I think that sums it up pretty well, and it's the exact same thing McEnroe used to do when he was losing a match. Mac did seem to get a grip though, when he was finally given a set penalty one match and knocked out of the tournament. I think that was in Australia.
It's funny, the emotional triggers some of the players have. Even in the pedestrian seniors tennis it can happen. A couple of years ago Jimmy Connors argued a call vehemently and when the ref would not overturn the call he just sat on his changeover chair and sat...until he was forfeited.
|Oct-20-18|| ||offramp: He was born in the Federer Republic of Germany.|
|Nov-04-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Tennis superstars Nadal and Djokovic are considering withdrawing from the games after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.|
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, ranked third in the world, turned down a US$1 million offer to play in an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia this December. His decision comes after the murder of a Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabiaís embassy in Istanbul, Turkey.
ďI prefer not to play. Iím happy practicing. Iím happy doing other things, and I didnít want to play there at that time. So, for me, it was a very quick decision,Ē Federer said Tuesday.
|Nov-04-18|| ||saffuna: Admirable. I doubt any of the top players will go ahead with playing an exhibition in Saudi Arabia. |
But let's remember, Federer passing up a million dollars is like you or me giving up fifty dollars. Same for Nadal, Djokovic or Murray.
|Dec-12-18|| ||HeMateMe: such parity in the women's game. 8 different women have won the last 8 majors. Simona Helep just fired Darren Cahill as her coach. I guess it's his fault she isn't winning a grand slam.|
|Jan-10-19|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: Great interview with Roger Federer coming this week on CNN. I've seen a few clips and he says if he could play any player in any tournament in history it would have been Bjorg at Wimbledon in a 5 set thriller which he wins at set point with a forehand - *pause* :) Bjorg calls him the GOAT and even though my <non tennis expert ass> agrees Federer is the 🐐 I still prefer Sampras for some reason. I don't even know why, from what i recall he used to win games with aces, i remember Becker, McEnroe and even Jimmy Connors (<he> was exciting for a tennis player!) yet Sampras and Davenport once helped win me a few quid back in 01-02ish so I'm eternally grateful, lol :)|
When I was a kid I was way above average at every sport we played... Apart from tennis! Tennis players are the very definition of athletes. Up there with boxers but not exactly <that> fit.
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