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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Ginga » January 20, 2017, 5:30 am

Azza wrote:Ouch Novak.

And yeah, captain dingleberry is way off. Agree with the rest of you - Hewitt could be a pratt at times but there's no comparison - Kyrgios is the lowest of the low. Can't ever imagine I'd want to support him in any way shape or form.
I'm not a tennis fan by any stretch of the imagination but if I was going to watch a match I think I'd rather watch Kyrgious self destruct than Murray or Federer crying because they won, lost or the wind changed direction

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Post by Azza » January 15, 2018, 11:21 am

"I just count money, that’s all I do… I count my millions."

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Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2018, 6:38 pm

Bad luck to Kokkinakis. He put up a great fight against Medvedev. Two sets went to tie break and he took one of them.

De Minaur getting schooled by Berdych. Bit of a mismatch.
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Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2018, 6:42 pm

And as I say that, De Minaur gets the break in the second set.
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Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2018, 7:11 pm

De Minaur takes the second set! Big turnaround.
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Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2018, 7:29 pm

Now Berdych with the double break in the third set. Getting completely overpowered. 5-0 in the third.
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Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2018, 8:11 pm

De Minaur knocked out. His body is just not up to playing against blokes like Berdych at this point.
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Post by Azza » January 16, 2018, 8:34 pm

Tomic's still counting his millions.

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Post by -TW- » January 16, 2018, 8:45 pm

He hasn't got past 10 yet

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Post by Azza » January 16, 2018, 9:35 pm

I don't think he knows how to get past 2.

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Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2018, 6:15 pm

Kyrgios really has a ridiculous hair cut. If Ricky Stuart were his coach that'd last two minutes. It shows why he is unfocused on the things that matter.
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Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2018, 8:02 pm

Kyrgios throws away match point! Break back and it is 5-5 in the third.
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Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2018, 8:18 pm

Kyrgios advances.
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Post by gergreg » January 18, 2018, 8:03 am

He has the world at his feet. All the necessary tools to be a great player but by god is he a douche. Constant whinging at the umpire and a complete lack of mental strength. If he doesn't sort it out he won't have the success that he is clearly capable of achieving.

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Post by yeh raiders » January 18, 2018, 5:15 pm

greeneyed wrote:Kyrgios really has a ridiculous hair cut. If Ricky Stuart were his coach that'd last two minutes. It shows why he is unfocused on the things that matter.

If Ricky was his coach, he’d have been sacked...

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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 8:02 pm

Kyrgios loses the first set in a tie break.
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Post by -PJ- » January 21, 2018, 8:05 pm

Tomic still counting his millions...
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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 8:29 pm

Kyrgios broken in the second set. First break of the match.
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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 9:33 pm

Kyrgios fighting back after losing the first two sets in tie breaks. He’s serving now for the third set.
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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 9:35 pm

Kyrgios takes the third, didn’t lose a point in that service game.
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Post by gergreg » January 21, 2018, 9:41 pm

Fighting back


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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 10:16 pm

Kyrgios broken in the fourth. That’s a killer. Dimitrov serving for the match.
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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 10:19 pm

Kyrgios breaks back!
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Post by greeneyed » January 21, 2018, 10:34 pm

Kyrgios out. Lost three tie breaks.
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Post by gergreg » January 21, 2018, 10:36 pm

Just not quite good enough. I think there is a 15 y/o girl starting her match now at just before midnight.

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Post by gergreg » January 22, 2018, 10:17 pm

Djokovic beaten by a young Korean. Is there a changing of the guard? Nadal and Federer still awesome but so many young guys coming through.

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Post by yeh raiders » January 22, 2018, 10:56 pm

Ah that was sweet to watch. That Korean had answers for everything, absolute gun. Even when Djoko would bring out his trademark mid-point-fake-injury-grunt/whine/whinge, the kid held his nerve and put him to the sword.

Some of Chung’s passing shots on the fly were unbelievable and out of the top shelf. Very classy performance, especially at 21

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Post by Azza » January 23, 2018, 8:46 am

Yeah Chung's defensive tennis was amazing, felt sorry for Novak playing injured - he was brave - but geez it must be demoralising seeing balls come back that wouldn't against any other play (mind you, that's what Novak has done for years as well).

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Post by Azza » January 23, 2018, 10:06 pm

The no 1 seed retires hurt and is out of the Open.

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Post by Dusty » January 24, 2018, 5:15 am

He was beat before injury appeared imo


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Post by the bone » March 30, 2018, 9:01 am

Channel 9 have pinched the tv rights for Australian summer of tennis. I wonder what’ll happen to the cricket rights


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Post by -PJ- » March 30, 2018, 10:05 am

the bone wrote:
March 30, 2018, 9:01 am
Channel 9 have pinched the tv rights for Australian summer of tennis. I wonder what’ll happen to the cricket rights


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Post by greeneyed » March 30, 2018, 10:24 am

the bone wrote:
March 30, 2018, 9:01 am
Channel 9 have pinched the tv rights for Australian summer of tennis. I wonder what’ll happen to the cricket rights


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Post by -TW- » March 30, 2018, 12:23 pm

the bone wrote:Channel 9 have pinched the tv rights for Australian summer of tennis. I wonder what’ll happen to the cricket rights


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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by Azza » March 30, 2018, 12:31 pm

I suspect neither Tennis Australia, nor cricket australia will want their sports shunted to the 'secondary channels' like GEM and GO when there is a clash between the two sports. So it may give networks like 7 an inside running for the cricket.

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