The Tennis Thread

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Mini E » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:03 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Blue Eyes » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:38 pm

I think she overreacted to that. No way did that really hurt. He might well have meant to do it, though.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Snowcannon » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:54 am

Meanwhile, a few years ago, after angrily hitting the ball he was asked if that would cost him one day, and gave an arrogant response. Karma indeed

https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comment ... mself_and/

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:56 am

The rules are the rules. Don't think it was intentional but it was reckless and foolish.
What a strawberry floating idiot.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:00 am

That's his breakaway dead in the water as well.
My favourite player but even I'm :fp: at that.

Glad the lady is OK.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Tomous » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:12 am

This aged well:




He's such a dick.

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by Mini E » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:21 am

Blue Eyes wrote:I think she overreacted to that. No way did that really hurt. He might well have meant to do it, though.


Disagree. One angle makes it look like it was a simple underarm hit without any power, but the more panned out angles show the velocity of the ball. That hitting you in your throat unexpectedly (particularly as an older individual) would completely take your breath away. I can't believe how many people I've seen on Twitter saying the above. Can only assume these people have only seen one favourable angle.

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by Drumstick » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:26 am

I tell you what, how about everyone that thinks she's overplayed it volunteers to be thwacked in the throat in a similar fashion by Djokovic?

Just by gently bringing the side of your hand against your throat is quite jarring.

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:26 am

The amount of Twitter comments defending Djokovic and condemning this woman for "going down too easily" are atrocious. This was a professional tennis player, hitting an object with some force and unexpectedly hitting a middle aged person in the neck. She's perfectly entitled to hit the deck even if it's just out of shock or surprise. No question that Djokovic didn't mean it - of course he didn't - but he has a long history of smashing balls about(context) in frustration and he's never been called out for it when he should've been. Now it's finally actually done some damage.

Denster wrote:That's his breakaway dead in the water as well.
My favourite player but even I'm :fp: at that.

Glad the lady is OK.


I am surprised he's still anyone's favourite player given the complete insanity he's spent the last twelve months or so spouting. The guy's a bellend.

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by Jenuall » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:32 am

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy :lol:

Djokovic has been a complete bell-end forever and I have no idea why people are attempting to defend him or downplay this.

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by The Watching Artist » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:22 pm

Memento Mori wrote:

You can actually pinpoint the moment he realises.

If you look really closely you can see him say "vaccinate this bitch!" as he does it.

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by Cuttooth » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:34 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:

You can actually pinpoint the moment he realises.

If you look really closely you can see him say "vaccinate this bitch!" as he does it.

TFW you realise the sandwich you had earlier contained gluten.

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by Blue Eyes » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:22 pm

Mini E wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:I think she overreacted to that. No way did that really hurt. He might well have meant to do it, though.


Disagree. One angle makes it look like it was a simple underarm hit without any power, but the more panned out angles show the velocity of the ball. That hitting you in your throat unexpectedly (particularly as an older individual) would completely take your breath away. I can't believe how many people I've seen on Twitter saying the above. Can only assume these people have only seen one favourable angle.

Yeah having seen a different video it was a lot harder than I thought. What a prick.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Drumstick » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:21 am

Azarenka :msgreen:

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:03 pm

Always nice to see Serena lose.

Like to see osaka win again. Can't see Thiem losing to Zverev. A win would give him huge confidence for a real tilt at the rest of the majors next year. Oh and the French of course in the autumn.

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by Tineash » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:00 pm

Zverev must lose. He's bratty, fragile, and over-rated. He's made this final 'beating' two choking opponents in a row.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:16 pm

Can't see him putting enough together over 3-4 sets to trouble Thiem.

Great win for Osaka.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:38 pm

Working overtime and bloody forgot the start time.

Thiem just clawed himself back in it seems.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:14 am

Final set decider.

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PostRe: The Tennis Thread
by Denster » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 am

Got it on my phone on prime. Didn't know it was free.

Missed a good match by the looks of it. Kudos to Zverev. He's played well this set again.


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