General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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Brian Damage
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5 Sep 2016 00:12
Gutted for nadal after his opening wins
Mr.X.
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posted 8 Sep 2016 20:53, edited 8 Sep 2016 20:53
I didn't know Nishikori has been in Florida since the age of 14 and his scholarship was paid for by the CEO of Sony.
smith
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9 Sep 2016 17:09
Normally to reach a semi-final you have to have played a minimum of 15 sets (all straight set victories) which is exactly what Monfils has done. Djokovic has however only played 9 and a half sets of tennis due to three of his opponents having retired. Their head to head record is 12-0 to Djok but given how well Monfils has played so far and having played more tennis this tournament I sense a possible upset on the cards.
fudge.dredd
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9 Sep 2016 17:58
Should be a cracker of a match..

Djokovic vs Stan in the final i think and STAN to take his third Slam!
stoney
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9 Sep 2016 20:15
Game over
stoney
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9 Sep 2016 20:21
Monfills proper rolling over
smith
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9 Sep 2016 20:56
Not really.
smith
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9 Sep 2016 21:59
Djokovic is such a cunt. Hope Wawrinka smashes him again.
Mr.X.
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posted 10 Sep 2016 17:44, edited 10 Sep 2016 17:44
WTF was Monfools doing? Strange game plan, totally tanked.

Djokovic really did seem like an a-hole when complianing about lights to the ref. "TV has power over the players" then cried like a bitch.
stoney
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11 Sep 2016 06:50
Come on Stan ! good win for jamie in the dubs
smith
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11 Sep 2016 22:16
Great final this. 1 set each.
justjames
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posted 11 Sep 2016 22:30, edited 11 Sep 2016 22:30
I didn't believe that Wawrinka was going to be able to stand toe to toe with Djokovic on a hard court, in a grand slam final, at the start of the match. But just starting to believe he might.

Djokovic s&ving on break point was strange.
smith
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posted 11 Sep 2016 23:38, edited 11 Sep 2016 23:38
Match has been of the highest standard. The tennis backhand is definitely Swiss made.
fudge.dredd
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12 Sep 2016 00:02
fudge.dredd wrote: Should be a cracker of a match..

Djokovic vs Stan in the final i think and STAN to take his third Slam!
smith
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12 Sep 2016 00:23
Get in!! Stan the man! 3/3
justjames
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12 Sep 2016 10:43
Cool I should never have doubted him in a final. When he's on, he's ON.
smith
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posted 16 Sep 2016 14:33, edited 16 Sep 2016 14:33
Whose idea was it to have the Davis Cup v Argentina infront of a bunch of pissed up Glaswegians? Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Del Potro having to contend with Gold by Spandau Ballet being played inbetween points as well as all the shouting to put him off shots. Laughing out loud

Never thought I'd say this, but I hope he beats Murray here.
smith
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16 Sep 2016 16:53
That lob to save set point though Ubercool

https://t.co/ylWcQh2BLY
smith
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4 Nov 2016 19:20
Shit is getting real people. Trying to contain my excitement till it happens of course. Eek
smith
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4 Nov 2016 20:47
Just knocked Berdych out. Biggest semi-final of his career tomorrow then!