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Re: French Open

Post by vilkrang on Sun 07 Jun 2015, 19:38

JGK wrote:
beamer wrote:Djokovic is still 4/1 for the Grand Slam, I think that's good value... in the past Nadal was pretty much guaranteed Roland Garros but that's changed this time around, and I know there's always an injury or off day but hard to see who can get the better of him on grass or hard court either.


I got him at 10s earlier in the year.   Can't see him losing an any surface at the moment.

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Re: French Open

Post by skully on Sun 07 Jun 2015, 22:03

Well done to Stan the Man.
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Re: French Open

Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 01:17

Congrats 'Loretta'.

As I recall it, the consensus of Net noise after Stan won the Oz Open a couple of years back was that he had got dead lucky once and would never be heard of again.

I'm picking up a bit of a trend in sport generally towards peaking/plateau-ing later. With or without Shiv C there seem to be more 35+ year old cricketers still playing at the top level than I can remember, there's now a 40 year old running around the AFL. Has 'too old' suddenly got older?

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Re: French Open

Post by lardbucket on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 06:20

Loretta?

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Re: French Open

Post by embee on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 06:49

Judean People's Front reference Mr Bucket

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Re: French Open

Post by Henry on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 07:13

Well done Stan. If it wasn't for some bloke called Federer, he'd be considered his Country's greatest ever men's tennis player. That backhand is arguably one of the best of all time.
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Re: French Open

Post by WideWally on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 07:37

Apart from Marc Rosset, have there been any other blokes from Switzerland who knew which end of a tennis racquet they should be holding?
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Re: French Open

Post by JGK on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 07:46

First time Joker has lost a GS Final after winning the first set.

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Re: French Open

Post by taipan on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 07:56

WideWally wrote:Apart from Marc Rosset, have there been any other blokes from Switzerland who knew which end of a tennis racquet they should be holding?

Martini Hingis.
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Re: French Open

Post by buckSH on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 08:13

Does Andy Murray really love Mauresmo twat.

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Re: French Open

Post by taipan on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 08:28

Is bucky trying to usurp Horrie as the weakest WUM?
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Re: French Open

Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 08:41

embee wrote:Judean People's Front reference Mr Bucket


Thanks embee...thought it was topical in the face of last week's non-story re Bruce/Caitlyn

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Re: French Open

Post by lardbucket on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 09:11

Well, that was a play and miss by me.

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Re: French Open

Post by JGK on Sat 27 May 2017, 03:29

Froggy Open starts this week. Should be a parade for Rafa as he gets his 10th title while I am sure we will look back at the chicks winner and wonder why we didn't have a cheeky tenner on her at juicy odds at the start of the tournament.

Meanwhile, 2 Australian chicks are in the final of a WTA event for the first time in 27 years! If Dasher beats Slammin' she will knock Slammin' off as the Aust No 1 chick. Sam has been No 1 for 9 years!


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Re: French Open

Post by horace on Sat 27 May 2017, 08:36

The SS has had a decent career for a player with clear skill limits.
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Re: French Open

Post by JGK on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 08:43

Note to Nick Kyrgios - this is how you go about not being a qunt:


Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful opponent Nicolas Almagro

Ben Rothenberg

PARIS: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Martin del Potro were struggling to move, but when Almagro stopped completely, it produced one of the most moving scenes in recent French Open memory.

An hour and a half into their second-round match Thursday, Almagro hunched over, hands on his knees, barely glancing up to see del Potro's serve sail past him. He stayed bent over and shook his head as the umpire and del Potro moved toward him. A recurring left knee injury had worsened throughout the match.

When Almagro dropped his racket in resignation and covered his face with both hands, it was clear the match, which had been deadlocked at 6-3, 3-6, 1-1, was over.

Del Potro, known as the sport's gentle giant, had been struggling with a groin injury of his own since midway through the first set. But seeing Almagro in need, he swung one leg and then the other over the net and walked toward his opponent, whose sobs grew louder before he fell backward onto the red clay, his chest heaving as he cried.

As medical attendants ran onto the court, del Potro crouched beside Almagro and tried to comfort him. Del Potro signalled for a bottle of water to be brought over, even opened it for Almagro, and helped him stand up.

As they walked together toward their chairs, Almagro, still disconsolate, turned back to embrace del Potro. When Almagro sat down in his chair and again put his head in his hands, del Potro sat down next to him, rubbed his head and tried to say consoling words.

"I just do what my heart feels," del Potro said after the match.

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Re: French Open

Post by JGK on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 08:45


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Re: French Open

Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 09:36

Nice story.
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Re: French Open

Post by skully on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 10:10

Does furry have a side business to his effigy game? More busted racquets than at an FBI Convention.
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Re: French Open

Post by Red on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 06:29

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/john-mcenroe-makes-light-of-margaret-court-samesex-marriage-saga-20170604-gwjyxa.html

McEnroe responds to the Court controversy with satire. Some players at the FO still calling for a name change to the arena though.
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Re: French Open

Post by Big Dog on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 09:35

Our Sam bows out after doing a fetlock.I think a retirement is looming.
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Re: French Open

Post by taipan on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 09:44

Big Dog wrote:Our Sam bows out after doing a fetlock.I think a retirement  is looming.

They shoot horses don't they?
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Re: French Open

Post by Big Dog on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 09:46

taipan wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Our Sam bows out after doing a fetlock.I think a retirement  is looming.

They shoot horses don't they?

They should.
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Re: French Open

Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 10:17

JGK wrote:Note to Nick Kyrgios - this is how you go about not being a qunt:


Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful opponent Nicolas Almagro

Ben Rothenberg

PARIS: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Martin del Potro were struggling to move, but when Almagro stopped completely, it produced one of the most moving scenes in recent French Open memory.

An hour and a half into their second-round match Thursday, Almagro hunched over, hands on his knees, barely glancing up to see del Potro's serve sail past him. He stayed bent over and shook his head as the umpire and del Potro moved toward him. A recurring left knee injury had worsened throughout the match.

When Almagro dropped his racket in resignation and covered his face with both hands, it was clear the match, which had been deadlocked at 6-3, 3-6, 1-1, was over.

Del Potro, known as the sport's gentle giant, had been struggling with a groin injury of his own since midway through the first set. But seeing Almagro in need, he swung one leg and then the other over the net and walked toward his opponent, whose sobs grew louder before he fell backward onto the red clay, his chest heaving as he cried.

As medical attendants ran onto the court, del Potro crouched beside Almagro and tried to comfort him. Del Potro signalled for a bottle of water to be brought over, even opened it for Almagro, and helped him stand up.

As they walked together toward their chairs, Almagro, still disconsolate, turned back to embrace del Potro. When Almagro sat down in his chair and again put his head in his hands, del Potro sat down next to him, rubbed his head and tried to say consoling words.

"I just do what my heart feels," del Potro said after the match.

Almagro may learn the same lesson....my abiding memory of him is doing four or five laps of honor around SC2 (after a third-rounder FFS) at the Oz Open around 2010 while Stan Wawrinka, his beaten and lame opponent, literally propped himself up by the ump's tower waiting for Nick to come back to earth and shake hands so he could piss off and get his crook knee seen to.

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Re: French Open

Post by lardbucket on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 11:45

Ouch ... if he has even a shred of humility, that lesson of humanity will have been driven home painfully by Del Potro's compassion.

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