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07 Jun 2018 10:36

Djokovic is visibly tired in his rallies - deffo off the juice
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08 Jun 2018 19:02

yaco wrote:Well I am happier to see muscle definition on female players - There are still a few who are out of shape, though this has improved in the last 5 years.


Sure but she's gone from being flabby of face and un-toned of body to being rather muscular over the course of perhaps six months, and most visibly over the last two months or so.
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08 Jun 2018 19:20

TMP402 wrote:
yaco wrote:Well I am happier to see muscle definition on female players - There are still a few who are out of shape, though this has improved in the last 5 years.


Sure but she's gone from being flabby of face and un-toned of body to being rather muscular over the course of perhaps six months, and most visibly over the last two months or so.


Pics are not definitive proof - There's been more than a few female tennis players who've had a body transformation in 12 months - Though more tend to adopt the slender look as opposed to the muscular look.
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10 Jun 2018 23:20

Pro tennis is a joke.
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28 Jun 2018 17:06

TMP402 wrote:Sabalenka is a pretty impressive physical specimen for a barely older than teenage girl.

Anyway, Elina Svitolina, French Open 2017

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Elina Svitolina, French Open 2018

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That muscle definition.

I recently saw her Instagram. Seems like she's lost a ton of weight.
She's starting looking emaciated from the earlier Svitolina we saw.
She's lost so much muscle too. Wonder what has happened...
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28 Jun 2018 19:22

It's simple - Svitolina has a more athletic body shape in 2018 - Her body shape in 2017 needed improvement.
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01 Jul 2018 17:54

Here's the GOAT(male) backing up the GOAT (female) asking for equality in testing.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/federer-wants-more-equality-in-drug-testing-852322.html

I'm sure the majority opinion here wlll be that Serena just needs to suck it up cos she's dodgy but what about Fed stating that the Swiss tester is not only known to him but stays in the same village?
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11 Jul 2018 17:41

Nice to see Federer get beat today. When he needed to dig deep he came up completely empty, when usually he wisps his hair back and goes into full retard mode.

Hopefully he goes back into his shell after the complete **** show of going back to near prime levels in recent years. They always talk about Nadal being dodgy but Federer is the biggest abuser aside from Serena...the guy never ever gets tired. Federer and Novak's peak will always be the most questionable tennis cases aside from Serena imo.
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Re: Tennis

12 Jul 2018 17:33

Yeah, it's amazing how Serena always comes back from long breaks, whether it's 'injuries' or pregnancy to as if she was playing regularly, without any issues.

Expect a Djokovic Nadal final. Djokovic now playing good again, as if he, like Serena, wasn't out of the game. Nadal played a near 5 hour marathon against Del Potro.

Anderson as well, showing power and endurance that he never had before, certainly not this much, and at the age of 32, what's more.

Serena at 37 and Kerber at 30. Men's finalists will also be into their thirties...Djokovic at 31, Anderson 32, Nadal 32, Isner at 33. Where are the men and women in their early to mid 20's, never mind the ones in their late teens??!?
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12 Jul 2018 19:37

BullsFan22 wrote:Expect a Djokovic Nadal final. Djokovic now playing good again, as if he, like Serena, wasn't out of the game. Nadal played a near 5 hour marathon against Del Potro.


They are playing each other in the semi final, there will be one very unfancied player in the mens final, which is good for variety, but whoever it is probably gets absolutely steam rollered.
Edit, especially now they just played 300 hours in the semi.
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14 Jul 2018 09:21

BullsFan22 wrote:Yeah, it's amazing how Serena always comes back from long breaks, whether it's 'injuries' or pregnancy to as if she was playing regularly, without any issues.

Expect a Djokovic Nadal final. Djokovic now playing good again, as if he, like Serena, wasn't out of the game. Nadal played a near 5 hour marathon against Del Potro.

Anderson as well, showing power and endurance that he never had before, certainly not this much, and at the age of 32, what's more.

Serena at 37 and Kerber at 30. Men's finalists will also be into their thirties...Djokovic at 31, Anderson 32, Nadal 32, Isner at 33. Where are the men and women in their early to mid 20's, never mind the ones in their late teens??!?

Younger male players are off the performance enhancing talent, which sadly you can't buy
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14 Jul 2018 13:16

Boris Becker just explained why so many of the top players are nowadays over 30 as being down to "regeneration possibilities".
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25 Jul 2018 14:32

Serena Williams is an idiot. Testing her more is not discrimination, it's just expected. 'Equality in testing' is a stupid idea. People who win should ofc be tested more often than people who do not. And she's complaining about being tested 5 times in a month - that's the minimum she should expect. We complain about cycling but at least in cycling testing is more common, and froome doesn't compian about being tested.
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25 Jul 2018 21:14

Brullnux wrote:Serena Williams is an idiot. Testing her more is not discrimination, it's just expected. 'Equality in testing' is a stupid idea. People who win should ofc be tested more often than people who do not. And she's complaining about being tested 5 times in a month - that's the minimum she should expect. We complain about cycling but at least in cycling testing is more common, and froome doesn't compian about being tested.

Serena never does anything to better the image of the sport yet when she gets tested it's always because she's black.
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25 Jul 2018 22:42

How can Serena Williams claim not to understand why the most successful, exceptional performers in any sport are targeted with increased testing?

And making it about "discrimination"? Ridiculous.
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01 Aug 2018 16:42

arcus wrote:How can Serena Williams claim not to understand why the most successful, exceptional performers in any sport are targeted with increased testing?

And making it about "discrimination"? Ridiculous.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/45028602

Yup Serena is off the sauce.
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21 Aug 2018 16:47

Cycle Chic wrote:Djokovic is visibly tired in his rallies - deffo off the juice


Djokovic back on the juice running around like the duracell battery rabbit again...defeating Federer convincingly.
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Re: Tennis

08 Sep 2018 13:00

So Nadal pulls up lame in the U.S. Open semis, citing that old bugaboo, the patellar tendonitis. His knee has been deteriorating for, what, twelve years now? Any thoughts on this, or maybe he actually had a knee issue? Not sure what to believe.

Also, is it just coincidence, or is his hair starting to look like Valverde's?
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Re: Tennis

08 Sep 2018 20:44

About eight years ago I talked an expert in physiology who used tennis as an example as how technique can be important to longevity. He used tennis as an example. He said Federer's style was low impact and that he could play decently until he was 40, but Nadal would struggle to win after 30 because his knees would fail. He was right.
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