General Discussion: The Tennis Appreciation Thread


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smith
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posted 30 Jun 2017 11:09, edited 30 Jun 2017 11:09
Djok in the semi-final of Eastbourne but hasn't played anywhere near his best. Hard to say if he'll be in the mix right now.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Jun 2017 12:08
Nadal put too much into French for me and as been said grass not good for his knees.

Murray looks injured and struggling bigtime so can't have him.

Djokovic been dire this year but the class of him could pull him through although he's a tough draw the same side as Roger.

Federer has looked class after his freshen up from missing the clay section of the season. Fav for it so not exactly mind blowing stuff but think it'll take a top performance to get him beat.
Mr.X.
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30 Jun 2017 12:47
Never bet on tennis… (although I will put £50 on Rafa)

Crackajack wrote: Sounds interesting. Any value at the bookies then?
fudge.dredd
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1 Jul 2017 08:13
I think an outsider could win it.

Would love to see Feliciano Lopez have a real deep run but liking the look of Alex Zverev..

But then again, never write off Stan the Man.

(Met Nadal too at Heathrow Airport last year, great guy.)

Brian Damage
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3 Jul 2017 15:45
Anyone going this year? Going on Friday. Quite open ended as mentioned.
smith
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3 Jul 2017 17:10
Am trying the Ticketmaster route everyday at 9am as nothing in the ballot this year. So most likely won't be going. Too old for that queuing malarky. If anyone does it fair play as it's hard graft.
Brian Damage
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3 Jul 2017 17:30
Qued 5-7 hours last couple years, but trying TM for reserved & returned tickets this year .. otherwise hoping to get there earlier for a shorter q
smith
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3 Jul 2017 18:54
fudge.dredd wrote: But then again, never write off Stan the Man.

Cry
fudge.dredd
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3 Jul 2017 18:56
Gutted.
Madonna15
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4 Jul 2017 12:31
Who do you hope will win Wimbledon?
smith
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10784 posts since 5/5/04

9 Jul 2017 22:07
Do I have to even answer that? Laughing out loud

Looking forward to week two. Nadal, Federer and Djokovic looking so good right now.

Brian Damage you queue? Heard it's been the busiest it's been for years.
Fuzzyduck121
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10 Jul 2017 19:25
Nadal match is epic !
Brian Damage
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11 Jul 2017 10:35
Didn't get in on Friday Smith. Went before 9am and still not in around 5. Never seen it so busy. Previous two years got to court 1.




Apparently first Friday is the busiest, plus konta, Murray and Watson were all on, which probably explained it
smith
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11 Jul 2017 12:13
Eek

The popularity of Wimbledon is absolutely nuts these days. Found a few of my ticket stubs from late 90s/early noughties. General admission was a fiver. If you queued you'd be in by 1pm. Did it a few times in my youth.
smith
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11 Jul 2017 16:07
Konta game on now is good. The Romanian smashing her off the court in the tie break though. Screams louder than Serena which is quite a feat.
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

11 Jul 2017 18:28
Couple mates stayed over last night, joined queue at like 7 am and got centre court, how the fucks that possible Puzzled
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

11 Jul 2017 18:29
Awesome Konta BTW. How much of a Brit is she though.
smith
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11 Jul 2017 18:47
She is an Australian born to hungarian migrant parents. The irony if she wins Wimbledon and those snotty nosed stiff upper lipped brexiteer tennis fans claim her as their own Laughing out loud

smith
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12 Jul 2017 19:28
adidaskev wrote: Nadal put too much into French for me and as been said grass not good for his knees.

Murray looks injured and struggling bigtime so can't have him.

Djokovic been dire this year but the class of him could pull him through although he's a tough draw the same side as Roger.

Federer has looked class after his freshen up from missing the clay section of the season. Fav for it so not exactly mind blowing stuff but think it'll take a top performance to get him beat.

You could be onto something there.
fudge.dredd
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12 Jul 2017 20:33
Still think Wawrinka will win it. Sad