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Post by lardbucket on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 22:09

vilkrang wrote:Well, I was rushed to hospital with what turned out to be a nasty fecker of a chest infection in the middle of the sodding final so didn't get to see what will possibly be Fed's last slam. Absolutely gutted.

Literally couldn't breath for about an hour and a half and I apparently arrived at the hospital with a temperature of 107 F. It's the only time I've ever called an ambulance for myself.

Anyway, I did think of PearlJ when the news filtered to me that Fed had won again. I think it was after the final in 2008 that he said Federer would never win another major. It gets funnier every time he manages it, although I think it could be over for him now. He annihilated Rafa in a match at the end of last year but he hasn't beaten him in a Slam for a long time and I can't see Rafa slipping up early again in the near future. He is lucky that his game has never been about being the quickest player on court so he could remain competitive well into his 30s, though I'd like him to bow out a bit earlier.

From 2012; bad times, the tennis seems similar but hopefully your health has been better!

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vilkrang wrote:one old lady was essentially mad and shouted "Help help help" every 5 minutes for about 4 hours

classic roodling

either that or she really was mad, asking for help in a hospital at night

Better off calling an ambulance ...

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Post by lardbucket on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 23:09

Brass Monkey wrote:I'll make it emphatic as say we've probably got Cliff Richard as well!

... not necessarily a good thing!

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Post by JGK on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 16:52

The pea-heated Greek-Aussie retires 2 sets down in his first round match.


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Post by Bradman on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 04:35

It was probably the hot peas that did it. Should never eat before a match.
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Post by Fred Nerk on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 04:51

Somebody once described journalism as 'telling the tragic news of the death of Lord Snodgrass to a whole lot of people, all till that moment unaware that Lord Snodgrass had been alive'. This exit of the Kurge, roughly 40 seconds into the tournament is surely the same kind of news.


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Post by lardbucket on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 09:29

At least we're excused the embarrassment of watching his antics on centre court as the tournament becomes interesting.

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Post by Fred Nerk on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 13:16

Speaking of national embarrassments, the dreaded Tomic follows his even dreadeder 'Laverne and Shirley' partner Nick to Heathrow, out in straights to Mischa Zverev. Whether he GAF is pretty much an open question, but if he does he's about the last remaining.

Thank you Bernard (yet again...). Now would you mind just pissing off?

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Post by Big Dog on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 23:14

Fred Nerk wrote:Speaking of national embarrassments, the dreaded Tomic follows his even dreadeder 'Laverne and Shirley' partner Nick to Heathrow, out in straights to Mischa Zverev. Whether he GAF is pretty much an open question, but if he does he's about the last remaining.

Thank you Bernard (yet again...). Now would you mind just pissing off?

Tomic's press conference was truely embarrassing. Said he could'nt GAF about tennis & had already earned enough money to retire. What a pea hearted arseclown.
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Post by skully on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 23:15

Wotatotalqunt!!!
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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 06:11

Somebody FFS hold the door open...I don't even care how hard it hits him on the arse as it closes behind him




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Post by taipan on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 06:53

Big Dog wrote:
Fred Nerk wrote:Speaking of national embarrassments, the dreaded Tomic follows his even dreadeder 'Laverne and Shirley' partner Nick to Heathrow, out in straights to Mischa Zverev. Whether he GAF is pretty much an open question, but if he does he's about the last remaining.

Thank you Bernard (yet again...). Now would you mind just pissing off?

Tomic's press conference was truely embarrassing. Said he could'nt GAF about tennis & had already earned enough money to retire. What a pea hearted arseclown.

If I just got ZAR 595 000 for losing in the first round I would also retire.
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Post by Nath on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 09:33

expect Tennis Australia to hit them with a wet lettuce leaf
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Post by taipan on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 20:34

Nadal gawn, but one of the best final sets I have seen in many a year.
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Post by beamer on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 19:42

Well, we were anticipating a classic men's last four between the four best players of their generation, now we've got something of a damp squib. Of course it will be great to see Federer win an eighth title, cementing his status as SW19's greatest ever male player, and surely only injury can stop him now - but for him to do it without facing a top five opponent will be somewhat unsatisfactory.

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Post by PeterCS on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 19:46

Fantastic Fed.

I was watching Andy Murray in the third and fourth sets, but had to switch off. It was literally painful by the end of the fourth. I could feel all my joints come out in sympathy as he hobbled around. For all the fame and shekels, pretty courageous I think not to throw the towel in earlier. With that hopalong hip.

Nice he chipped in the mumbled correction to the commentator's "First American since ..." after the match, too. He has a broader field of vision than I used to think.
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Post by beamer on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 19:52

Remarkable the Yanks haven't had a male Grand Slam contender for so long. They dominated most of the Open Era before 2000 - Connors, McEnroe, Agassi, Sampras etc. Roddick was their only real contender (and one-time major winner) last decade, and they've had almost nobody since, beyond top 10-20 journeymen like Isner, Fish, Sock, Querrey etc. Of course the same's happened to the Aussies, but in their case it seems more attitude than talent that's at fault.

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Post by JGK on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 22:51

Federer on winning and Novak and Murray losing:

"It's all coming together quite well to be honest".

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Post by JGK on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 22:52

beamer wrote:Well, we were anticipating a classic men's last four between the four best players of their generation, now we've got something of a damp squib. Of course it will be great to see Federer win an eighth title, cementing his status as SW19's greatest ever male player, and surely only injury can stop him now - but for him to do it without facing a top five opponent will be somewhat unsatisfactory.

To be fair Raonic was a finalist last year and beat Fed in the SF.

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Post by beamer on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 23:12

JGK wrote:
beamer wrote:Well, we were anticipating a classic men's last four between the four best players of their generation, now we've got something of a damp squib. Of course it will be great to see Federer win an eighth title, cementing his status as SW19's greatest ever male player, and surely only injury can stop him now - but for him to do it without facing a top five opponent will be somewhat unsatisfactory.

To be fair Raonic was a finalist last year and beat Fed in the SF.  
Yeah, he's clearly not in the same sort of form this year though and from what I saw didn't really seem to play with any belief he could beat Federer today, scared to play to his strengths, staying back on his serve etc.

Berdych of course has made the final before (if some time ago) and Cilic has a Slam title to his name, they're not mugs by any means but on the whole they're the nearly men of the past decade, not the next generation of stars. Would have been good to see a Zverev (A) or Thiem in the mix, or a youngster out of nowhere. But it looks like the big four's relative decline will come through increasing fragility rather than loss of form or the coming of new stars, and there will still be nobody else who can beat them fully fit for a few years yet, it's just that we might only see one or two of them at a time at peak fitness.

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Post by embee on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 04:39

PeterCS wrote:Fantastic Fed.

I was watching Andy Murray in the third and fourth sets, but had to switch off. It was literally painful by the end of the fourth. I could feel all my joints come out in sympathy as he hobbled around. For all the fame and shekels, pretty courageous I think not to throw the towel in earlier. With that hopalong hip.

Nice he chipped in the mumbled correction to the commentator's "First American since ..." after the match, too. He has a broader field of vision than I used to think.

Has Mauresmo been giving him more than tennis advice?
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Post by horace on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 05:32

Nice to see an Oz woman make the semis. Not sure why women's tennis equivalent of the Washington Generals - Virginia Wade was lurking in the stands.
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Post by horace on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 20:54

horace wrote:Nice to see an Oz woman make the semis. Not sure why women's tennis equivalent of the Washington Generals - Virginia Wade was lurking in the stands.

I see the Pom got flogged by Venus.
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Post by PeterCS on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 00:31

"Hungarian"
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Post by skully on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 01:16

So Cilic to be smashed by Fedex?
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Post by Bradman on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 01:21

If he feeds up some of the crap that Fed got last night. Yep.
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