The Tennis Thread

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by Curls » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:03 pm

Don't die andy.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by PES Fan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:25 pm

So Andy hasn’t ruled out the possible of returning. I rather him have the operation now and then see if he can continue. Rather than seeing him in pain at Wimbledon, I rather that not be his finale there.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by PES Fan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:02 pm

Federer gone. Great performance from Tsitipas.

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by Snowcannon » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:39 am

LOLRENA LOLLIAMS. Up a double break, 4 match points, loses the match

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:39 am

Thoroughly enjoyed watching her choke.

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by Tineash » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 am

Some men's tennis was played today.

Somewhere in the world presumably, certainly not on strawberry floating Rod Laver Arena that's for sure

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by Tineash » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 am

lmao I just realised, the number one best thing Nishikori could do to beat Djokovic would be to permanently retire from tennis and let someone else play him instead.

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by PES Fan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Tineash wrote:lmao I just realised, the number one best thing Nishikori could do to beat Djokovic would be to permanently retire from tennis and let someone else play him instead.


Nishikori is a mystery. He’s just a carbon copy of Ferrer. Nothing special to his game. Djokovic would need to be way off his game to lose three sets to him.

Nishikori will never win a slam or challenge for one. Like Ferrer he gets pushed to 5 sets too much in the early rounds which leaves him jaded when he reaches the second week.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Nadal is a strawberry floating machine. Hope Novak gets through but he'll have to raise his game to beat Rafa in this mood.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Tineash » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:59 am

I still have more respect for Pouille than Nishikori, who should be capable of more but never ever delivers.

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by TigaSefi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:12 am

That was a demolition job. These new strawberry floaters coming through better get sharp quick or the top 3 will still be playing in their 40’s.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:23 am

Awesome from Novak. Could be a classic on Sunday.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:02 pm

'mon Rafa.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:53 am

Novak! :wub:

He's torn Rafa a new one there.

Absolutely pummelled him.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Poncho » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:55 am

As close to perfection as you're going to get in tennis. Nadal didn't play his best because he simply didn't have a say. What a performance.

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by Denster » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:58 am

When he's like that - he's unbeatable. Peerless tennis. Restricting Nadal to 8 games in a Slam Final?
strawberry floating ridiculous.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:25 am

Barring injury - I honestly think now it's a matter of when not if Djokovic beats Federer's slam total.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Pancake » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:31 pm

Djoko 8-)

I agree, I think he has a real chance to surpass Federer.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by KK » Fri May 17, 2019 3:27 pm

BT has lost the rights to their tennis coverage to Amazon:

Internet giant Amazon has acquired exclusive UK rights to the WTA tennis tour from 2020, SportBusiness Media understands, taking the property from pay-television broadcaster BT Sport.

The acquisition means Amazon now has rights in the UK to both the men’s and women’s tennis tours.

It landed the men’s ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 rights in 2017 in a five-year from 2019 to 2023. Pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports had previously held those rights.

Amazon also holds the UK rights to the US Open tennis major in a five-year deal from 2018-2022.

The company last year unsuccesfully bid for rights to the Wimbledon tennis major in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 2019 to 2022 cycle.

Amazon has, additionally, entered the UK football rights market with its acquisition of a Premier League rights package for 2019-20 to 2021-22.

It is thought Amazon’s sports-rights strategy remains in a test phase that may or may not lead to a more aggressive approach in future.

Incumbent BT Sport had covered WTA in the UK since 2013. Under its 2017 to 2019 deal, it held live rights to 52 events per year as well as digital rights.

The loss of the WTA property comes as BT Sport reportedly sealed a deal to acquire UK rights to wrestling promotion WWE from next year.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Jenuall » Fri May 17, 2019 3:35 pm

I'm still unclear on what this actually means for watching sport on Amazon. Are these going to go on to Prime Video or are they going to be pay per view type add-ons?

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