General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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Mr.X.
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27 Jan 2017 14:31
This is the best thing to happen in tennis for a long time - I want both to win!
Brian Damage
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27 Jan 2017 14:45
Hoping for a fed win, but everyone is a winner Ubercool Smiling
stoney
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28 Jan 2017 07:56
Brian Damage wrote: Hoping for a fed win, but everyone is a winner Ubercool Smiling
Brian Damage
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29 Jan 2017 10:37
Looks like fed has this in the bag, 2-1 upUbercool
fudge.dredd
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29 Jan 2017 11:08
Nadal In five
Brian Damage
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29 Jan 2017 12:07
Unbelievable 5th set and that 26 shot rally Jawdropping!
carl lewis
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29 Jan 2017 13:16
Brian Damage wrote: Unbelievable 5th set and that 26 shot rally Jawdropping!
stoney
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30 Jan 2017 06:52
Fed Ubercool
smith
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30 Jan 2017 09:55
Like going back in a time machine. Ubercool Loved every second of it Smiling
Brian Damage
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30 Jan 2017 11:09
Wonder if he's got a couple more majors in him still Smiling
adidaskev
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30 Jan 2017 13:38
Roger win & the whole sportsmanship/love for the sport and talent of one another after the match Ubercool
kid unknown
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7 Feb 2017 04:42

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/38876869

Prob watched this a dozen times now and still laughed each time.
smith
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posted 28 Jun 2017 23:28, edited 28 Jun 2017 23:28
Wimbledon next week so bumping. Sticking out tongue

Can't believe Murray's maiden Wimbledon victory was 4 years ago now! It really does only feel like yesterday.

Quick recap of the last 6 months:

Djok been very shit, fired his coaches, seems to be losing the plot a bit. Rumours of him having affairs and marital problems taking their toll on him methinks.

Murray been shit by his standards. Did have a good French Open. But on the whole shit.

Federer and Nadal back to their best (well best they can be at their age now).

Didn't see much of the French Open but caught the last two sets of the Final. Nadal was the bull we have come to expect of him on his favourite surface. It is almost boring watching him there now, as you know what you are going to get. Relentless aggressiveness and a work rate that completely overpowers and outwits anyone unlucky enough to face him.

Federer beating him in OZ at the start of the year feels like such a huge victory now and almost necessary in order to keep Nadal at arms-length from the title of GOAT, which will only ever really be considered, should his haul of Grand Slam titles be matched or overtaken.

So as we look forward to Wimbledon and the top 4 dynamic changing before our very eyes this year, it is almost impossible to predict what will happen next. The seeding could serve up some very tasty semi-final battles of years gone by or maybe even a classic final. Given the past decade and a half of winners, you'd almost certainly expect one of the top 4 seeds to win it. I'm going to say Fed.


stoney
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29 Jun 2017 17:46
Its tougher to call this year then as far back as i can remember. Murray semi injured and out of form, Djok not what he was, Fed rejuvenated but old, Rafa back. Id love Fed to do it. Got a feeling Djok might step up. Good to have an open tournament.
Mr.X.
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posted 29 Jun 2017 18:07, edited 29 Jun 2017 18:07
I'm going with Nadal. Never thought he would bounce back from those injuries but taking time off has made him great again. (No Trump)
stoney
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29 Jun 2017 18:09
He turned up on my mates golf course today and had a selfie with him.
stoney
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29 Jun 2017 18:11
Mr.X.
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29 Jun 2017 18:27
Cool
Crackajack
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29 Jun 2017 21:46
Sounds interesting. Any value at the bookies then?
smith
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posted 29 Jun 2017 23:09, edited 29 Jun 2017 23:09
Nice photo Smiling Always with that orange watch!

Reckon the grass court surface is too much for Nadal's knees these days. Won't make the final.