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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by LP Raider » March 30, 2018, 5:39 pm

Really bad decision by tennis Australia.

They have been on a winner, 7 is a good fit this spells disaster.

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Post by -TW- » March 30, 2018, 5:57 pm

I look forward to Bruce Mcavaney calling the cricket

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Post by Poida_Raider » March 31, 2018, 4:11 pm

What about Ray Warren and Ray Hadley calling the Tennis! Haha


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Post by -PJ- » 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.
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Post by Schifty » June 1, 2018, 10:08 pm

-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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Post by -PJ- » July 17, 2018, 7:49 am

Congratulations to Billy Slater on his Wimbledon singles victory..👍
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Post by gergreg » September 10, 2018, 6:37 pm

Surely this thread needs a bump? Poor misunderstood Serena, having to deal with more adversity than the Broncos.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by -TW- » September 10, 2018, 8:12 pm

Absolute disgrace

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Post by yeh raiders » September 11, 2018, 8:52 am

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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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 9:09 am

"I've had a baby" she kept screaming...

So what !!!!
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Post by yeh raiders » September 11, 2018, 11:44 am

So embarrassing, stands there demanding an apology. How about you just **** off back to the baseline.

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Post by -PJ- » September 11, 2018, 12:07 pm

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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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by -TW- » September 11, 2018, 6:27 pm

Now apparently it's racist to call her out for it.. **** off

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Post by reptar » September 16, 2018, 9:27 am

-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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Post by gergreg » September 16, 2018, 12:42 pm

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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Post by gangrenous » September 16, 2018, 1:52 pm

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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Post by reptar » September 18, 2018, 7:43 am

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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Re: The Tennis Thread

Post by gergreg » September 18, 2018, 10:07 am

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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