General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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Hanto
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6 Jan 2022 22:00
swiftus wrote:
Hanto wrote:
swiftus wrote: Has there ever been another sportsperson who can be considered one of the best of all time in their sport that is as unlikeable/unpopular as Djokovic?
Chris Froome and Hamilton come to mind. Froome especially.

I don't really follow F1, but always liked Hamilton. He makes a change from the normal silver spoon lot in that sport.

Why the hate against Froome? Cos he wasn't born in Britain?

Hamilton is I think because he is a dick at times. They all have been, e.g. Vettel verstappen. But tbf Hamilton has a humbler story than rosberg.

I think froome is just unlikeable in some circles. Whiter than white and a little dull and clinical for a sport that thrives on big personalities like Wiggo, Cav, Cancellara, Boonen, Voigt. He is a great, undeniably, but a boring one.
leemac74
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6 Jan 2022 22:33
Agreed, amazing player Djokovic but hard to like as a sports personality and often acts like a bit of a cunt.
TROYBOY
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987 posts since 28/2/12

7 Jan 2022 00:53
I think his smug twitter post about being exempt didnt help him!
fudge.dredd
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posted 7 Jan 2022 14:48, edited 7 Jan 2022 14:48
Kingmob07 wrote:
MoB wrote:
TROYBOY wrote: Its tough at the top

It wasn't for federer

Exactly. Not at all surprised he's an anti-vaxxer considering his long history of unsportsmanlike conduct. Guy's an epic prick.

Can you be considered an ‘anti-vaxxer’ if you’ve had all your previous jabs such as TB, MMR, etc and had them administered to your children, even this year, but just don’t want the covid MRNA one? Or if you’ve had two of the covid ones but don’t want any more?

These labels are useless and are only used to shut down debate.
fudge.dredd
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posted 7 Jan 2022 14:52, edited 7 Jan 2022 14:52
See what Kyrgios had to say about it today, and he’s not exactly best friends with Djokovic.

“I definitely believe in taking action – I got vaccinated for others and for my mum’s health – but how we are handling Novak’s situation is bad, really bad,” he said. “This is one of our great champions. At the end of the day, he is human. Do better.”

‘The upshot is the outrageous spectacle of Djokovic being held up as an object of worldwide ridicule. Contrary to popular belief, he did not simply pick up a boarding pass and try to brazen his way into Australia. He needed a visa and obtained one. He needed to complete a travel declaration and did so. It is purely due to bureaucrats’ failures of communication that he was still allowed to board his plane, fly halfway around the world, and be greeted only with public humiliation.’

The Telegraph
Rdes1974
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275 posts since 29/1/14

7 Jan 2022 14:57
the authorities messed up but he is no martyr. Get the jab and then travel the world to play your game otherwise stay at home and shutup.
MoB
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7 Jan 2022 16:29
Rdes1974 wrote: the authorities messed up but he is no martyr. Get the jab and then travel the world to play your game otherwise stay at home and shutup.

Nadal had it right what he said about him.
swiftus
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1641 posts since 1/7/09

7 Jan 2022 22:14
fudge.dredd wrote: “This is one of our great champions. At the end of the day, he is human. Do better.

I don't get it. Do we treat him like a great champion or as a normal human? Cos one is not like the other. What is he trying to say?
fudge.dredd
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8 Jan 2022 15:27
MoB wrote:
Rdes1974 wrote: the authorities messed up but he is no martyr. Get the jab and then travel the world to play your game otherwise stay at home and shutup.

Nadal had it right what he said about him.

It’s not about health, it’s about control.

fudge.dredd
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8 Jan 2022 15:29
Rdes1974 wrote: the authorities messed up but he is no martyr. Get the jab and then travel the world to play your game otherwise stay at home and shutup.

Do you think any of these leaders do tests and quarantine when they travel around? Brazil was on the UK’s red list when dozens of dignitaries came here without any regulations.

If you believe in it, it should apply to everyone equally.
andymakesglasses
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9 Jan 2022 09:30
fudge.dredd wrote: It’s not about health, it’s about control.


Laughing out loud
misled
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4452 posts since 3/1/02

9 Jan 2022 11:55
andymakesglasses wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: It’s not about health, it’s about control.


Laughing out loud

Oh no! He's got the tennis players in on it too! Are there no depths he will sink to
fudge.dredd
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posted 9 Jan 2022 13:59, edited 9 Jan 2022 13:59
Mock when it doesn’t make sense to you.

You will never change the fact that Covid has a 99.95% survival rate and entire societies are being rebuilt upon lies.

Pussy.
misled
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9 Jan 2022 14:46
fudge.dredd wrote: Pussy.

Laughing out loud I presume you're actively fighting against it then? Or just bashing away at your keyboard….

And btw I don't doubt for a minute that govts. (particularly ours) are stealing billions for themselves and their mates and using this for their own interests. It's all there in plain site and all these conspiracy theories do is turn heads away from it. IMO
MoB
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10 Jan 2022 06:55
MoB wrote:

Don't think it's over yet though
Hanto
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10 Jan 2022 07:19
Just been listening that apparently if his visa is revoked, it stands for about 3 years or so. Feels like a massive own goal by the Australian government on this, but I equally think it would be a joke if was allowed to play.
stoney
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10 Jan 2022 08:40
Apparently he is about to be arrested Jawdropping!
MoB
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10 Jan 2022 08:59
Hanto wrote: Just been listening that apparently if his visa is revoked, it stands for about 3 years or so. Feels like a massive own goal by the Australian government on this, but I equally think it would be a joke if was allowed to play.

Handled pretty bad from start to finish but i do think tennis australia is partly to blame as they clearly bent the rules and made him believe he would be fine. Fuck him though, weirdo.
fudge.dredd
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10 Jan 2022 09:49
misled wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Pussy.

Laughing out loud I presume you're actively fighting against it then? Or just bashing away at your keyboard….

And btw I don't doubt for a minute that govts. (particularly ours) are stealing billions for themselves and their mates and using this for their own interests. It's all there in plain site and all these conspiracy theories do is turn heads away from it. IMO

If after all this you think it’s just a few cronies making money then you need to dig a bit deeper.

Read the ‘facemask’ thread and posts from March 2020 from me. Unedited. Telling you exactly what I thought was happening and everyone in there thinking this was the Black Death.

Look at the last few pages of this thread. Perfectly normal people on here posting gleefully about a guy travelling to another country and being detained just because he doesn’t want to have a medical procedure. Is this normal?

Australia has been a basket case country in how they’ve dealt with this ‘pandemic’, yet silence from our media and government. Because they’d happily do it here if need be.

People on here would probably not care if unvaccinated people were sent off to camps ‘for their own good’. And we all know where that leads.

fudge.dredd
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10 Jan 2022 09:52
MoB wrote: Fuck him though, weirdo.

Yeah, he’s the weird one eh?

Probably one or the healthiest men on the planet, being detained by overweight guards and police because he’s meant to be a threat to their health. Laughing out loud

Covid turned your brains to mush buddy.