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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by yeh raiders » January 19, 2016, 9:10 pm

Duckworth is known for fading like a souvenir shop shirt... Doesn't seem to be following suit tonight

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Post by yeh raiders » January 19, 2016, 9:21 pm

Starting to slide now young Ducky.. Trying to force the issue and making crucial errors

Hewy with a pinpoint 170 kmh ace lol

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Post by yeh raiders » January 19, 2016, 9:26 pm

On yah Hewy!!!! **** legend! Finished with the most outstanding lob you'll see

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Post by greeneyed » January 19, 2016, 9:26 pm

Hewitt three match points... Two...

Wins with an incredible drop shot. 7-6 6-2 6-4

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Post by yeh raiders » January 19, 2016, 9:27 pm

Most likely the last win of Hewitt's career.. Outstanding entertainment

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The Tennis Thread

Post by -TW- » January 19, 2016, 9:28 pm

Jim Courier has such a punchable face

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Post by yeh raiders » January 21, 2016, 8:54 pm

End of an amazing career.. So many players paying tribute to the legend.

Incredible respect for Lleyton, goes down fighting once again and put on a show against a bloke in another class

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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2016, 9:02 pm

I had a bit of a tear in the eye as he walked off to that ovation.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Schifty » January 21, 2016, 9:16 pm

Hopefully the Fanatics also retire.

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Post by yeh raiders » January 22, 2016, 9:02 pm

Hilarious Kyrgios.. Losing it over apparent crowd music.

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Post by Wayne » January 22, 2016, 9:03 pm

Let's hope Kyrgios retires soon.

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Post by PigRickman » January 22, 2016, 9:23 pm

Schifty wrote:Hopefully the Fanatics also retire.
Oh boy wouldn't that be great?
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Post by bonehead » January 22, 2016, 9:46 pm

If i ever hear his mrs or kids sing again there's gunna be trouble
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Post by yeh raiders » January 22, 2016, 10:17 pm

NK needs help .. Loses and goes straight to the umpire "Terrible refereeing"

Really Makes the game bitter. So much talent, but an appalling attitude

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Post by -TW- » January 23, 2016, 8:54 pm

yeh raiders wrote:NK needs help .. Loses and goes straight to the umpire "Terrible refereeing"

Really Makes the game bitter. So much talent, but an appalling attitude
Yet you fawned over Hewitt

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Post by -PJ- » January 24, 2016, 5:38 am

Ana Ivanovic is beautiful.

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Post by bonehead » January 24, 2016, 8:11 am

-PJ- wrote:Ana Ivanovic is beautiful.

Just sayin....
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Post by Schifty » February 1, 2016, 8:35 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/ ... 395832.htm

4 corners on tennis match fixing, brilliant investigation and talk about sportsbetting in general.

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Post by Raidersrawesome » March 8, 2016, 8:04 am

Maria Sharapova failed drug test: Is this the end for tennis' golden girl?

The 28-year-old is sport's richest woman, having earned nearly $US250 million during her career from endorsements, appearances and royalties, according to Forbes. She earned $US29.5 million in 2015 alone. Brand Sharapova is a marketable force

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/mari ... z42G0ylnuI
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Post by -PJ- » March 8, 2016, 8:38 am

A Russian drug cheat.

No way....
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Post by Shadow Boxer » March 8, 2016, 9:09 am

Not the glorious Maria, say it aint so, Joe
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Post by Schifty » March 8, 2016, 7:14 pm

Someone should check how Zippy is handling this news..

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Post by The Rickman » March 8, 2016, 8:34 pm

Schifty wrote:Someone should check how Zippy is handling this news..
Not well
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Post by Sid » March 8, 2016, 9:29 pm

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Schifty wrote:Someone should check how Zippy is handling this news..
Not well
You find that out via his tennis blog?
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Post by The Rickman » March 8, 2016, 9:33 pm

Haha no, I talk to him every day on Facey
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Professor » March 9, 2016, 7:23 am

I'm trying to understand why I keep hearing people suggesting that Sharapova has been cheating her entire career.

First thing's first - I can't stand her. Never could, never will. Would love to not have to see her theatrics on the tennis court again.

However, said drug was not on the banned list until 1 January this year, so she's not been cheating her entire career - at best she's been cheating for 3 months of this year.

Right? Or am I missing something?

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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 9, 2016, 7:57 am

How could you not love Maria, i am pretty sure she is a goddess from another world sent here for our entertainment.

I think your summary is correct though, given the time frames she would have been in solid training for the Aus open in early Jan and would have people that look after her dietary and supplement requirements on a daily basis so I doubt she made a conscious decision to cheat.

More like a mistake that she will pay a heavy price for, sad considering it is drug that doesn't seem to work anyway.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Raidersrawesome » March 9, 2016, 8:00 am

I think she needs a cuddle .
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Post by Shadow Boxer » March 9, 2016, 8:05 am

Indeed :)
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Post by Professor » March 9, 2016, 8:32 am

Shadow Boxer wrote:How could you not love Maria, i am pretty sure she is a goddess from another world sent here for our entertainment.

I think your summary is correct though, given the time frames she would have been in solid training for the Aus open in early Jan and would have people that look after her dietary and supplement requirements on a daily basis so I doubt she made a conscious decision to cheat.

More like a mistake that she will pay a heavy price for, sad considering it is drug that doesn't seem to work anyway.
Her on court antics / theatrics, mate. Walks around like she owns the joint; takes 9 hours to serve (both first and second serves); screams as if she's being stabbed (although, strangely, when the ball is clearly sailing wide said scream miracously is cut short).

Really, really can't stand her, and since I'm not looking to rub one out during the tennis, her on court nonsense overrides the fact she's a good sort.

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Post by Shadow Boxer » March 9, 2016, 8:44 am

haha, fair enough
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Post by gergreg » March 9, 2016, 11:19 am

Raider 85 wrote:
Shadow Boxer wrote:How could you not love Maria, i am pretty sure she is a goddess from another world sent here for our entertainment.

I think your summary is correct though, given the time frames she would have been in solid training for the Aus open in early Jan and would have people that look after her dietary and supplement requirements on a daily basis so I doubt she made a conscious decision to cheat.

More like a mistake that she will pay a heavy price for, sad considering it is drug that doesn't seem to work anyway.
Her on court antics / theatrics, mate. Walks around like she owns the joint; takes 9 hours to serve (both first and second serves); screams as if she's being stabbed (although, strangely, when the ball is clearly sailing wide said scream miracously is cut short).

Really, really can't stand her, and since I'm not looking to rub one out during the tennis, her on court nonsense overrides the fact she's a good sort.
I remember seeing an interview with John Newcombe quite a few years back and he despised the screaming, claimed it was a form of cheating. He said that the players at that level can tell from the 'whizzing' of the ball how much the ball is spinning giving them an idea of the bounce the ball is likely to take and also how it will come off the racquet.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by The Rickman » March 9, 2016, 11:23 am

At the very least it's just bad sportsmanship, it's like Lleyton Hewitt and his fist-pumping "c'mon" **** bull. Now they all do it, it really **** **** me, and tennis is the much poorer for it.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by -PJ- » March 9, 2016, 11:32 am

There's nothing worse than listening to tennis on the radio...

Backhand, backhand, forehand, backhand, forehand, forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand, backhand, backhand, forehand. What a fantastic rally.

Forehand, forehand, backhand, forehand, forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand....

Shoot me now please.
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