General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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smith
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23 Mar 2009 10:22
Nadal the Windbreaker
smith
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5 Apr 2009 21:48
Murray wins Miami Masters title by beating Djokovic

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7983446.stm
saint nicholegs
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5 Apr 2009 21:48
Hate that cunt.
saint nicholegs
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4355 posts since 13/10/08

5 Apr 2009 21:49
Hate both of them actually.
smith
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5 Apr 2009 21:56
I love him like marmite
stoney
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5 Apr 2009 22:13
do these masters titles really matter ? at the end of the day he will be judged on major sucess, and he hasn't delivered, the 'better' guys always seem able to raise thier games in the big events. To really become a contender, he has to step up at the next level.
inversesquare
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5 Apr 2009 22:35
It will matter in that it gets him up the rankings.
stoney
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5 Apr 2009 22:37
not really, only if he made it to number one, but he wont, and until he wins a biggie he will be an almost man.
6thEdition
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6 Apr 2009 00:16
he's ranked 3rd in the world now, and is getting consistently bigger at beating the big guys, he's got age on his side compared to federer.. give it time.

edit: this doesn't move him up the rankings, but ths is quote from the BBC.

And victory in Miami is a considerable addition to the CV as it is regarded by many as the 'fifth major', despite carrying no more ranking points than the other Masters 1000 tournaments.
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

6 Apr 2009 00:34
Since he's really improved he made it to the US open final but lost to Federer. At the Aus Open he was obviously ill, throwing up on court the heat was to much. I think Wimbledon or NY this year could be his. He's beaten Federer, Nadal and Dojivck multiple times this year.
joeyjojo
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6 Apr 2009 01:06
6thEdition wrote: he's ranked 3rd in the world now, and is getting consistently bigger at beating the big guys, he's got age on his side compared to federer.. give it time.

edit: this doesn't move him up the rankings, but ths is quote from the BBC.

And victory in Miami is a considerable addition to the CV as it is regarded by many as the 'fifth major', despite carrying no more ranking points than the other Masters 1000 tournaments.

thats rubbish, i remember when hewitt was spanking them home Indian Wells was apparently the fifth grand slam
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

6 Apr 2009 01:06
6thEdition wrote: he's ranked 3rd in the world now, and is getting consistently bigger at beating the big guys, he's got age on his side compared to federer.. give it time.

time allows better juniors to progess

Federer is no worse than he was 2 years ago, just the up and comers are always getting better,
Jesus
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6 Apr 2009 01:08
David 4 wrote: Since he's really improved he made it to the US open final but lost to Federer. At the Aus Open he was obviously ill, throwing up on court the heat was to much. I think Wimbledon or NY this year could be his. He's beaten Federer, Nadal and Dojivck multiple times this year.

wont win wimbledon ever, cannot cut it on grass
6thEdition
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6 Apr 2009 11:21
Jesus wrote:
6thEdition wrote: he's ranked 3rd in the world now, and is getting consistently bigger at beating the big guys, he's got age on his side compared to federer.. give it time.

time allows better juniors to progess

Federer is no worse than he was 2 years ago, just the up and comers are always getting better,

its a bit unfair to say he will never win a slam though, his ranking and performancs show he is something, even if he does come accross as an arrogant england hater.
jeg
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6 Apr 2009 12:14
He's a very good scottish tennis player
Dave4
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6 Apr 2009 13:58
jeg wrote: He's a very good scottish tennis player

Heard he was british this week?
smith
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24 May 2009 23:24
Great start to his french open campaign today!

Andy Murray produced a ruthless display to see off Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela and reach round two of the French Open.

The world number three was broken in game one but bounced back in style to take the first set and then raced through the second in 37 minutes.

Chela could not cope with Murray's unrelenting pressure and the 22-year-old Scot completed a 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory in one hour and 43 minutes.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8065127.stm
inversesquare
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24 May 2009 23:24
stonefish wrote: not really, only if he made it to number one, but he wont, and until he wins a biggie he will be an Henman.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2009 10:23
the scotch mans on bbc2 now for any of you people north of the border bothered.
500-1 to win this tourney with me by the way.
smith
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27 May 2009 12:28
Andy just fought back from 1-5 down and it is now 6-5! Great game!