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Post by JGK on Mon 24 Jun 2019, 09:25

So Ashleigh Barty will go into Wimbledon as favourite and No 1 seed and an Australian press and public expecting her to win the tournament.

She's got no chance.

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Post by skully on Mon 24 Jun 2019, 10:51

But viva la Ash on becoming World no. 1. Remarkable effort in just 3 short years.
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Post by Bradman on Mon 24 Jun 2019, 10:53

K weren't you there when Cathy did a bit of magic?
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Post by horace on Mon 24 Jun 2019, 10:54

JGK wrote:So Ashleigh Barty will go into Wimbledon as favourite and No 1 seed and an Australian press and public expecting her to win the tournament.

She's got no chance.

Nicely done Doubt she will make the quarter finals. I note Murray won his comeback tournament.

He and his mother are pretty odious, up there with little Ley Ley and his mother.
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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed 26 Jun 2019, 04:17

Found this couple of rippers while looking for something else:

Big Dog wrote:

Great result for him although the media will, no doubt, overreact & start calling him the next Newcombe etc. Fortunately, he seems to have a level head on him that should see him through the bullcrap.

Oh dear......

Fred Nerk wrote:The fact that this Krygios has been around for a couple of years now and I still haven't the faintest idea what his old man's name is, is extremely encouraging.

Dear oh dear oh dear...

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Post by horace on Wed 26 Jun 2019, 04:26

Gold from Fred.
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Post by beamer on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 20:02

15-year-old Cori Gauff topples 39-year-old Venus Williams... well done her. She was born in 2004. 2004, FFS... the Williams sisters were already in double figures in terms of combined Grand Slam titles by then!

As for the men... oh dear. Next Big Thing Tsitsipas and Next Big Thing Zverev both lose in the first round. Former Next Big Thing Dimitrov does, as well. The wasted generation seems to be extending itself every year, the youngest man with a GS title to his name is 30-year-old Marin Cilic. Can we just jump straight to the semis with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and a random big serving oldie to make up the numbers?

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Post by JGK on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 22:59

This tournament is a gimme for Joker who has a ridiculously easy draw.

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Post by beamer on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 23:10

I have a feeling he will end up with the most majors of the three. Federer surely only has one more in him at most (though we were saying that 5 years or more ago!) while Nadal will probably get three or four more French titles but not sure about the other surfaces. Djokovic could win the majority of them for the next three or four years the way it’s looking. Would be fitting if they all finished level though.

It’s five years since there was a new male Grand Slam champion - a streak not seen since the late 1800s when only Wimbledon and the US existed. Anyone’s guess who the next one will be, when the big three next all trip up or break down together - may well just be a veteran journeyman in the right place at the right time.

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Post by JGK on Tue 02 Jul 2019, 02:44

Naomi Osaka's mental state is a bit of concern.

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Post by beamer on Tue 02 Jul 2019, 22:01

Tomic doing Australia proud as usual...

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Post by skully on Wed 03 Jul 2019, 21:42

Its time to put the Tank Engine on a jet back to where he came from.

Tyrdios wasn't better by the sounds.
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Post by beamer on Wed 03 Jul 2019, 23:00

He’s capable of having the match of his life against Nadal, or losing inside an hour.

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Post by horace on Thu 04 Jul 2019, 03:18

beamer wrote:Tomic doing Australia proud as usual...

Tomic is the perfect expression of the worst of this country.
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 04 Jul 2019, 11:40

Tomic has been fined his entire match fee for tanking 😎
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Post by skully on Thu 04 Jul 2019, 12:09

Damn straight!!
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Post by JGK on Sat 06 Jul 2019, 02:43

JGK wrote:This tournament is a gimme for Joker who has a ridiculously easy draw.


Bump...

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Post by beamer on Sat 06 Jul 2019, 09:27

Any draw not involving Federer or Nadal is a piece of piss for him. The young Polish guy matched him for two sets yesterday, but nobody’s capable of doing so for five.

Last year’s finalist Kevin Anderson went out yesterday, which along with the early departure of Isner, is bad news for those who want to see the new 12-12 tie-break rule called into action! Who will face Novak in the semis is wide open, probably Raonic who again is too one-dimensional a player to test him.

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Post by Red on Mon 08 Jul 2019, 12:58

Would have been a Riske to bet on Barty here.
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Post by JGK on Mon 08 Jul 2019, 13:35

Wow, what a shocker.

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Post by beamer on Mon 08 Jul 2019, 18:04

Another title for Serena then... Sleep

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Post by JGK on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 01:13

Meanwhile the youngest male quarter finalist is 29 this year.

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Post by skully on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 16:02

The Barty result was disappointing.
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Post by beamer on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 18:01

JGK wrote:Meanwhile the youngest male quarter finalist is 29 this year.
They should make the junior competition open to anyone under 30 next year...

I’m sure there were years in the past where being 29 would have made you the oldest quarter-finalist!

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Post by beamer on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 18:56

Actually, Goffin is only 28. A real child prodigy, by the standards of current men’s tennis...

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