The Tennis Thread

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Pancake » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:48 pm

This pantomime is unfair on Osaka too, she was phenomenal.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Mini E » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 pm

Well that was quite something.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Poncho » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 pm

It's always got to be about Serena. Especially when it's not supposed to be.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:06 pm

Any clips around of the meltdowns?

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Tineash » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 pm

Welp, that's Serena for you

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Mini E » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Any clips around of the meltdowns?




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Interesting to see her contradicting her coach in her post-match interview too. He admitted to coaching immediately after the match and said everyone does it. She has denied it and said "I have no idea why he has said that". That'll be a conversation I'd like to be a fly on the wall for.


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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Bethlehemster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:31 am

What a banana split. I’m glad she lost. She ruined the moment for her opponent as well. Disgraceful display.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Pancake » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:47 am

It was pretty horrible and entirely avoidable. Everything the umpire did was justifiable.

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by jawafour » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 am

You have to admire and applaud Serena's achievements in tennis but it does appear that she has let herself down with that behaviour. It was way out of line.

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by Bethlehemster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Both she and the crowd were a disgrace.

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by Saigon Slick » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:55 pm

It's interesting that Billie Jean King has defended her but I'm not sure there's much you can do to defend that behaviour.

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by Garth of Christmas Future » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Shitty crowd brought Osaka to tears :(

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by Bethlehemster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:27 pm

Novak looking good at the moment.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Pancake » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 pm

Djoko is on it so far tonight, incredible tennis, looks like he is back to his best.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Bethlehemster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:33 pm

Yep.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Pancake » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:46 pm

DelPo rising to the challenge at the moment. He'll have to maintain such a high level to win the match though.

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by Bethlehemster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:12 pm

That last game was tremendous.

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by Bethlehemster » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:48 am

Feel for Del Porto at the end there. He’s quite emotional. He gave everything.

Nice of Novak to go over and hug him.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by sawyerpip » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 am

Djokovic doesn't get the credit he deserves because he's not as marketable as Federer and Nadal, one of the greatest players ever.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Bethlehemster » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:11 am

If he ends up winning more slams than Federer - I’d put him as the greatest.


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