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Really bad decision by tennis Australia.

They have been on a winner, 7 is a good fit this spells disaster.
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I look forward to Bruce Mcavaney calling the cricket
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What about Ray Warren and Ray Hadley calling the Tennis! Haha


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I've just seen Serena Williams attire at the French Open and now I feel sick.

It's not right..it's unnecessary.
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-PJ- wrote: May 30, 2018, 4:09 pm I've just seen Serena Williams attire at the French Open and now I feel sick.

It's not right..it's unnecessary.
I know French open is meant to be all classy and French but there's nothing wrong if it turns you on :)
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Congratulations to Billy Slater on his Wimbledon singles victory..👍
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Surely this thread needs a bump? Poor misunderstood Serena, having to deal with more adversity than the Broncos.
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Absolute disgrace
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Agree, that was a meltdown of epic proportion. Disgraceful behaviour, completely ruined it for the winner and glad she got a fine.

Imagine Kyrgios doing that, he’d be hung.
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"I've had a baby" she kept screaming...

So what !!!!
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So embarrassing, stands there demanding an apology. How about you just **** off back to the baseline.
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She was clearly being coached from the stand, her coach even acknowledged this.

It was a desperate cry from a woman being outplayed and outsmarted.

Congrats to Miss Osaka?

Not a great look Serena, much like the majority of your wardrobe...
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Now apparently it's racist to call her out for it.. **** off
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-TW- wrote:Now apparently it's racist to call her out for it.. **** off
I read an article saying how horrible it is that the umpire is a man and how that disadvantages Williams, and none of the top umpires are black women. I must have missed the article on Osaka's disadvantage on the umpire not speaking Japanese. Or about her being a man.
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Absolutely, this is what I think is completely lost in some of the reaction. It was a contest between two women with non white skin. I don't know what race or gender has to do with it? Sure the umpire was male and white but he was adjudicating a match where the contestants were the same gender and colour. He wasn't discriminating either player.

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The argument isn’t that he was biased within that match. It’s that her reaction was treated differently from the way other white males are treated when they react like that.

Not that I subscribe to the argument. I haven’t seen anything substantive to show that is the case. Nor do I think a time when you have called an umpire a thief and a cheat for correctly applying the rules is a good time to play those cards. Seems like a significant overreach which sets back the cause of reducing sexism and racism.
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gangrenous wrote:The argument isn’t that he was biased within that match. It’s that her reaction was treated differently from the way other white males are treated when they react like that.

Not that I subscribe to the argument. I haven’t seen anything substantive to show that is the case. Nor do I think a time when you have called an umpire a thief and a cheat for correctly applying the rules is a good time to play those cards. Seems like a significant overreach which sets back the cause of reducing sexism and racism.
Particularly when the reference material was John McEnroe. He forfeited a whole match due to his behavior. Which I think would've been completely fair penalty for questioning the integrity of the umpire. Got off lightly, in my opinion.
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gangrenous wrote:The argument isn’t that he was biased within that match. It’s that her reaction was treated differently from the way other white males are treated when they react like that.

Not that I subscribe to the argument. I haven’t seen anything substantive to show that is the case. Nor do I think a time when you have called an umpire a thief and a cheat for correctly applying the rules is a good time to play those cards. Seems like a significant overreach which sets back the cause of reducing sexism and racism.
Most of the men who are volatile have their tantrum and stop as soon as they get a warning. Williams has history. She threatened to shove a tennis ball down a lineswoman's throat and received a 'pocket change' fine. Can you imagine if a man did that to a lineswoman? Somebody like Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. I use these examples because they are the 'standard' of the men's game just like Williams is the pinnacle of the women's game. The players that every rising athlete aspires to be. She is an extremely bad loser and should be called out for it not protected.

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Poor Lleyton copping it at the moment. He
ju st wants some of these young guys to be better tennis players and role models for Australian kids.

As far as the actual tennis a few of these younger guys have played well. I'm not sure they have the talent or game to really challenge the best but it's good to see quite a few playing well.

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It's a shame Kyrgios doesn't have the ticker of a de Minaur or, hell I'd settle for even a Philippoussis. He'd be in the top 10.
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zim wrote:It's a shame Kyrgios doesn't have the ticker of a de Minaur or, hell I'd settle for even a Philippoussis. He'd be in the top 10.
I watched Kyrgios the other night and I could have sworn he was drunk or something. Absolutely didn't give a ****. Behind the back or through the legs, meh ... who cares he says.

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Great to see Ash Barty come back from a set down to beat Sharapova. Barty has more fight and will to win in her little finger than Tomic has in his whole arrogant body. I loved her words of support for the WBBL Heat.
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Federer upset by the young greek - great match, not much in it. People will say this might the end for Federer but I don't think he did too much wrong - was just outplayed on the night and that's tennis.
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It's got to happen sooner or later, his almost 40. Such a great player to watch. Ultra competitive, polite and bloody good. Traits many of our young guys should be aspiring towards bit instead.....

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People are always going to play the age card but Federer still played well - just in these close games it comes down to clutch points and he lost a few too many.

Still, has a resemblance to when Federer was around the same age of 20 and beat Pete Sampras as a passing of the baton moment.
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Djokovic absolutely destroyed Nadal. I was expecting an epic final but it was a real fizzer.

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How is it not all about the Barty Party in here?
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I believe Ash Barty has become the latest Aussie feel good story..

We all want her to succeed.

All aboard the Barty bus !'
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Certainly better than the Carty Party.
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Massive congrats to Ash Barty on winning the French Open overnight.

Fantastic Aussie..you are it young lady.

Chuffed !!
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Tried to stay awake for it but well after my bedtime. Well deserved win.

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Great semi between Thiem and Djoker too.
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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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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.
To annoy you, no doubt.

Seriously though, I think it might be an attempt to arouse their opponents.
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