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Post by skully on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:53 am

beamer wrote:Not as boring as the era of Sampras and co, ace, double fault, ace, return into the net, oh I don't believe it, a 3 shot rally!

It does seem to have gone a bit too far the other way now though, it's all like clay court tennis. A bit of old fashioned serve-volley would be nice, just not at the expense of everything else.
Aye. I used to actually enjoy tennis as a spectator sport but it became such a robotic affair in the Sampras era. The last game of tennis that I think actually got excited about was Pat Cash playing Ivan Lendl in the Wimblenod Final in 1987. I thought the Aussie was a qunt (a role that Leyton Hewitt soon usurped) but he was in the form of his life in that match.

Actually, I'm being a little harsh. I did enjoy Pat Rafter's triumphs in latter years. And Sammy's effort in the US Open last year was grouse.
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Post by Big Dog on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:00 am

JGK wrote:I've just put 5 hunt on the Joker to beat Fed. Easy $200.

Obviously the Carbon Tax has'nt impacted on you yet. Wink
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Post by taipan on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:16 am

And in other tennis news

Bob Hewitt allegations
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Post by Big Dog on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:31 am

taipan wrote:And in other tennis news

Bob Hewitt allegations

I've never heard of Bob Hewitt. Must be easier to get into the 'Hall of Fame' than i thought.
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Post by taipan on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:32 am

Big Dog wrote:
taipan wrote:And in other tennis news

Bob Hewitt allegations

I've never heard of Bob Hewitt. Must be easier to get into the 'Hall of Fame' than i thought.

Well he is an Aussie.

And I guess 15 GS doubles titles also helps.
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Post by tricycle on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:41 pm

Tennis' Roebuck? Well regarded, but nobody knows him and rape allegations.

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Post by vilkrang on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:02 pm

tricycle wrote:Tennis' Roebuck? Well regarded, but nobody knows him and rape allegations.
Harsh on Roebuck, the allegations were made just after he died and they stank of someone wanting to make a quick buck off a recently deceased person who couldn't do anything to challenge them.

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Post by vilkrang on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:00 pm

Azarenka shouldn't be allowed to make the ridiculous noise she makes. It isn't natural to scream like that, it's clear that the only reason she does it is to put her opponent off. What a nob.

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Post by tricycle on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:08 pm

Didn't Kiefer throw the racquet and put off Grosjean (or someone else) in a mental match a few years ago? And wasn't the point awarded, same could be done to these screamers, and there are a fair few around nowadays.

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Post by vilkrang on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:13 pm

She's getting annihilated, thankfully.

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Post by horace on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:36 am

so anyone rate Tim Henman's chances agaist Tsonga in the semi final?
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Post by Chivalry Augustus on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:16 pm

Looks like Federer's gonna get himself another Wimbledon title this year. Two sets up to one, and 4-1 up in the fourth.

The mens game is so much better than the womens.
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Post by vilkrang on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:24 pm

Chivalry Augustus wrote:Looks like Federer's gonna get himself another Wimbledon title this year. Two sets up to one, and 4-1 up in the fourth.

The mens game is so much better than the womens.
I still think he'll choke. Right now.

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Post by vilkrang on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Or not. F*cking awesome.

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Post by taipan on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:36 pm

vilkrang wrote:
Chivalry Augustus wrote:Looks like Federer's gonna get himself another Wimbledon title this year. Two sets up to one, and 4-1 up in the fourth.

The mens game is so much better than the womens.
I still think he'll choke. Right now.

He's only half South African
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Post by Chivalry Augustus on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Good match. Djokovic looked powerless in the third and fourth. Would be good to see Federer beat Murray in the final.
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Post by JGK on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:05 pm

Brilliant stuff from Fed.

Watch him choke in the final now.

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Post by JGK on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:42 pm

Murray way too good for Tsonga at the moment.

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Post by vilkrang on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:26 pm

Well, it was looking a bit too easy for Murray.

I want him to win but only because I think Fed has a better chance against him in the final.

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Post by Paul Keating on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Murray looking timid in the third set.

Why does he go into his shell every game. No chance against Fed.
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Post by vilkrang on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Challenging on match point, that was awesome haha.

Now then Fed, annihilate this jock and the hopes of a nation, please.

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Post by Henry on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:14 am

Not a chance Murray will beat Federer in a final on centre court. Fed was just about back to his best yesterday.
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Post by Henry on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 am

I should add that either way, it will be a great story. Murray obviously because he'll be the first British player in 1957 years or whatever to won a grand slam, and Federer because most people had written him off as a force.
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Post by taipan on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:19 am

Henry wrote:Not a chance Murray will beat Federer in a final on centre court. Fed was just about back to his best yesterday.

I'm off to put some money on Murray.
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Post by taipan on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:21 am

Henry wrote:I should add that either way, it will be a great story. Murray obviously because he'll be the first British player in 1957 years or whatever to won a grand slam, and Federer because most people had written him off as a force.

Jaysus, I didn't realise it had been that long.
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