The Tennis Thread

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by Tineash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:02 am

Well it takes some huge strawberry floating balls (and a lot of dipshittery) to look at those top 3 players - One of whom transformed his career overnight and said it was all because he gave up gluten, one of whom took a long break and came back playing the best tennis of his life at 35, and the third of whom takes a lot of long injury breaks - and say YEP IT'S THAT THIRD GUY WHAT A DOPER.
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by DML » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:12 am

Tineash wrote:Well it takes some huge strawberry floating balls (and a lot of dipshittery) to look at those top 3 players - One of whom transformed his career overnight and said it was all because he gave up gluten, one of whom took a long break and came back playing the best tennis of his life at 35, and the third of whom takes a lot of long injury breaks - and say YEP IT'S THAT THIRD GUY WHAT A DOPER.


Fine. You clearly have Rafas blood samples that you bought off eBay.

It doesn't change the fact he's my least favourite of the big four. I honestly hope none of them are found to be drugs cheats.
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by Moggy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:16 am

DML wrote:
Tineash wrote:Well it takes some huge strawberry floating balls (and a lot of dipshittery) to look at those top 3 players - One of whom transformed his career overnight and said it was all because he gave up gluten, one of whom took a long break and came back playing the best tennis of his life at 35, and the third of whom takes a lot of long injury breaks - and say YEP IT'S THAT THIRD GUY WHAT A DOPER.


Fine. You clearly have Rafas blood samples that you bought off eBay.

It doesn't change the fact he's my least favourite of the big four. I honestly hope none of them are found to be drugs cheats.


It wasn't Tineash that made any claim, it was you that mentioned "drugs cheat"

DML wrote:Anyone but Nadal the possible drug cheat is my mantra.


Do you have his blood samples?
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by Tineash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:37 am

This is totally fine. Like who you like, hate who you hate.

DML wrote:It doesn't change the fact he's my least favourite of the big four. I honestly hope none of them are found to be drugs cheats.


I agree with the second part.
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by PES Fan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:54 am

I just think it's ridiculous to label Rafa a drug cheat. The only reason you are saying it is because he is Spanish. If he is a drugs cheat then why haven't the other Spanish players been as successful.

Nadal has always taken a zero tolerance on players who taken drugs. Either the guy deserves a oscar for his acting or I'm more inclined to believe that he holds that opinion. He also sued one of the French ministers who accused him and asked for all drug tests and blood profile records to be made public.

But there's no evidence in his career to suggest. Yeah he's taken breaks, some when he's come back better than ever and some where he's looked like crap. Which was between 2014-16.

Kim Clijsters took a break and came back winning slams. Are you going to call her a drugs cheat? Maybe was avoiding those drugs testers by faking to be pregnant. I'm sure Serena is doing the same.

You can clearly see that this year with Moya he has changed his play style. The serve is better and the points are shorter. He knows he can't be that great defensive baseliner like in his early years all the time.

Murray and Djokovic both need to take breaks. I'd be interested to see if you call Murray a drugs cheat if he comes back winning. You also call Djokovic boring to watch. I'd bet you call Murray exciting. They both play a similar style, it's just that Djokovic did it better and was more consistent.
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by Eighthours » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 am

Tineash wrote:This is totally fine. Like who you like, hate who you hate.

DML wrote:It doesn't change the fact he's my least favourite of the big four. I honestly hope none of them are found to be drugs cheats.


I agree with the second part.


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by Eighthours » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:01 am

DML wrote:Nadal being a drugs cheat us a pretty well know theory thanks to the timing and length of time he has had off. It holds a little bit too much water for me


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by DML » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:12 am

Eighthours wrote:
DML wrote:Nadal being a drugs cheat us a pretty well know theory thanks to the timing and length of time he has had off. It holds a little bit too much water for me


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None of this even matters. Get back to writing that book of yours. Its desperately unimportant.
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by DML » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:13 am

PES Fan wrote:I just think it's ridiculous to label Rafa a drug cheat. The only reason you are saying it is because he is Spanish. If he is a drugs cheat then why haven't the other Spanish players been as successful.

Nadal has always taken a zero tolerance on players who taken drugs. Either the guy deserves a oscar for his acting or I'm more inclined to believe that he holds that opinion. He also sued one of the French ministers who accused him and asked for all drug tests and blood profile records to be made public.

But there's no evidence in his career to suggest. Yeah he's taken breaks, some when he's come back better than ever and some where he's looked like crap. Which was between 2014-16.

Kim Clijsters took a break and came back winning slams. Are you going to call her a drugs cheat? Maybe was avoiding those drugs testers by faking to be pregnant. I'm sure Serena is doing the same.

You can clearly see that this year with Moya he has changed his play style. The serve is better and the points are shorter. He knows he can't be that great defensive baseliner like in his early years all the time.

Murray and Djokovic both need to take breaks. I'd be interested to see if you call Murray a drugs cheat if he comes back winning. You also call Djokovic boring to watch. I'd bet you call Murray exciting. They both play a similar style, it's just that Djokovic did it better and was more consistent.


I'll tell you what, Djokovuc aint half as boring as you. ;)

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Mini E » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:25 pm

Just a heads up that the Invitational event starts today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/tennis/40073058

At the moment, LeConte and Pat McEnroe are playing, later you've got Bates, Ivanisevic, Bahrami (main attraction), Rusedski, Santoro.
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by Drumstick » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:14 pm

Just noticed I correctly identified 3 of the ladies semi-finalists. Score.

Edit: actually just 2. Balls.

Garbino looking ruthless.
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by Drumstick » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Seems like Konta will be ranked 5th at worst and 3rd at best depending how the rest of the championship pans out for her.
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by Tineash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:35 pm

The men's rankings are going to be wild. Top 5 players all between 6000 & 8000 points. Federer's going to be YE#1 without a doubt, but could Nadal steal a few weeks along the way?
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by PES Fan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:04 pm

Tineash wrote:The men's rankings are going to be wild. Top 5 players all between 6000 & 8000 points. Federer's going to be YE#1 without a doubt, but could Nadal steal a few weeks along the way?


Can't see it myself. His drugs usually wear off after the US open. He never seems to do well in the tournaments after that.

Federer has it in the bag.
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:25 pm

I'm guessing the same man and woman winning Wimbledon singles ten years apart hasn't happened before, right?

Potentially going to happen if Williams and Federer win.
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by Tineash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:04 pm

PES Fan wrote:
Tineash wrote:The men's rankings are going to be wild. Top 5 players all between 6000 & 8000 points. Federer's going to be YE#1 without a doubt, but could Nadal steal a few weeks along the way?


Can't see it myself. His drugs usually wear off after the US open. He never seems to do well in the tournaments after that.

Federer has it in the bag.


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Post Wimbledon it will be
Murray 7750
Nadal 7465
Federer 6545
Djokovic 6325

There are the two North American HC masters, all it will take is a couple of runner-up or SF spots to push Nadal over Murray. Or Federer could win them and leapfrog them both straight to number 1. We've become unused to short periods at number 1, because in the Federer and post-Federer era players have tended to dominate the rankings and hold the top spot for ~6month periods or longer. But now we're in for a febrile few months that could see it change hands a couple of times. Fun!
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by KK » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:07 pm

To the person(s) who made the call to cut from BBC2 to the red button on Heather Watson's MATCH POINT and then have to stick it on tape delay because it ended in the 3 minutes they were off air deserves to be fired. Just ridiculous.

Keep it rolling into Today at Wimbledon, which has been done before because it's common strawberry floating sense.

People on social media have a right to be pissed off.
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Spindash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:31 pm



Yes, actually.
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Drumstick » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Urgh. There goes the last real interest I had in this year's event.

Federer winning again would be absolutely unbearable.
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Tineash » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:15 pm

Drumstick wrote:Federer winning again would be absolutely unbearable.


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