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She made a lot of uncharacteristic errors which her opponent was good enough to pounce on.

It's been a great couple of months from Ashleigh Barty.

She holds onto the #1 after this tournament is run and won.
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greeneyed wrote: July 8, 2019, 9:45 pm Started watching Ash Barty, but the grunting and groaning from the opponent is intensely annoying. I don't know why players do this. Can't watch. Probably jinx Barty if I watch anyway. Haven't watched any of her games til now.
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The cricket - yes, but how good was the men's singles final? Federer unlucky not to win it.
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How good was the effort from de Minaur and Kyrgios?! Something to get excited about.

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To be honest, I didn’t even know what the ATP Cup is until I just looked it up.
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First year it's being held so not surprising. Interesting concept. Like a mini davis cup.
I'll be at the semi on saturday night. Thank **** they won.
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Tennis has come a long way. Ash Barty's opponent looks to have a neck tattoo.

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Who's ready for tonights AshBartyAustraliaDayParty ?
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Nadal looking like he'll wipe the floor with Kyrgios

Getting whingey already and it's half way through the first set

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I like Rafa..

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Ashleigh Barty wins her quarter final yesterday..
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French Open postponed till October.
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Exciting semi final. Barty through to Wimbledon final!

* I just happened to watch the final two points of the match.
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it’s a BartyParty..
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Barty Party better than a Bullgarelli Jamboree.
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Novak came within a whisker of being the first man since Laver to win the calendar grand slam. I know he is a polarising figure but I felt for him today, it was a great achievement to get so close.
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**** him
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zim wrote:**** him
Sums it up accurately
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I like him as a tennis player

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Yeah I don't agree with the Djokovic hate, like there's a few people who hated then others just jump on the bandwagon to join in - I actually don't mind him. Federer will always be the greatest to me regardless of statistics but Djokovic is one of the all-time greats

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Oh he's an all-time great as far as playing tennis. Just happens to be a **** too.
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zim wrote:Oh he's an all-time great as far as playing tennis. Just happens to be a **** too.
How do you know?

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If you're happy to enjoy his games then enjoy them.
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Djokovic strikes me to be the least naturally talented of the big 3 and that he has to push himself harder physically and mentally - that's why I like him.
Federer is pretty to watch and Nadal is such a weapon on clay but there's Djokovic always fighting in the last few on every surface in every event, nothing pretty just guts and effort forcing you to beat him not beating himself

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Yeah I get the appeal. Mrs Fui likes him. Defensively he’s like a wall, but he’s a bit “Meh” to me. Saw him play years ago against David Ferrer in Melbourne. Ferrer got absolutely demolished.

I’m more of a Rafa fan myself when it comes to the big 3.
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Djokovic is playing games with Tennis Australia.
He refuses to tell organisers of AO his vaccination status.
Tennis Australia have made it very clear all players will be double jabbed to play.
I don’t care if he’s jabbed or not.

All fans will need to be vaccinated to attend.

I get this feeling AO organisers are going to let him enter AUS and play the tournament.
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Guy’s a jerk. Ban him.
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Yep.
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Novak Djokovic given Covid -19 exemption permission to defend AO title.

He’s coming, but make sure you’re doubled vaxxed to watch him play.
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I saw a call from one reporter to boo him mercilessly.

I’m not big on booing. But you have your job Australia.
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They are firing up on social media about this.

People ain’t happy and rightly so.

Vic premier said in late Oct..”there will be no exemptions, all players, staff, volunteers and fans entering Melborne Park WILL be double vaccinated”
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It's not a great look.

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A lot of the comments are spot on.

Australians have been locked down for 2ys.
Families kept apart.
Vaccination passports required to visit a pub.


Not only has Novak been given permission to enter AUS with an exemption there is no reason for him to for go any details on arrival in Melbourne to orangisers.

This stinks..

And the Victorian government hold no weight whatsoever..
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What a ****.
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