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30 Nov 2011 21:32

For off topic tennis posts to be moved into. ;)
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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30 Nov 2011 21:46

So is this a thread about Tennis, which is real, or a thread about Real Tennis? I'm confused.
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30 Nov 2011 22:29

Real tennis is bloody difficult game to play. The balls are very hard and dense and don't bounce well. Fun hitting it off the walls etc but never understood the scoring.

My old school had a court and were the only school in the world to have a fully opperational one at one point I believe.
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24 Jan 2012 00:54

Who is watching AO?

IMO murrays to lose. 3 warmup games then an opponent who retires and now hes playing the world 25 who has just gone 5 rounds with Muhammed Ali (lookalike) .

Meanwhile a below par Djoker who is going to have to dance with the world number 5 and hard court specialist Ferrer, is waiting for him in the semis.

AO is his best tournament. Should have enough to finish it off this time.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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24 Jan 2012 01:17

The Hitch wrote:Who is watching AO?

IMO murrays to lose. 3 warmup games then an opponent who retires and now hes playing the world 25 who has just gone 5 rounds with Muhammed Ali (lookalike) .

Meanwhile a below par Djoker who is going to have to dance with the world number 5 and hard court specialist Ferrer, is waiting for him in the semis.

AO is his best tournament. Should have enough to finish it off this time.


I don't watch it, but I look up the news anxiously every morning to see who lost and who won. Too late to watch usually plus don't have time to watch 3 hours of tennis on tv right now.

Hope Nadal and Clijsters win. Tonight it's Wozniacki vs Clijsters, so big battle.
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24 Jan 2012 01:18

I tend to watch less of the AO than any other Grand Slam, mainly due to the time difference.

I'm a long time Federer fan; I like Djoko too, Nadal somewhat less, but I positively detest Murray, always have. He just rubs me up the wrong way. Looking forward to the Fed-Nadal semi.:cool:

Maria has always been 'my' gal ever since I first saw her when she was 17. I hope she'll get revenge on Kvitova and go on to win.
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24 Jan 2012 01:18

clijsters coming from 6-2 behind in tie tie breaker in the second set to win in 3 sets was something else.

I like Tsonga, shame he is out.
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24 Jan 2012 01:21

El Pistolero wrote:I don't watch it, but I look up the news anxiously every morning to see who lost and who won. Too late to watch usually plus don't have time to watch 3 hours of tennis on tv right now.

Hope Nadal and Clijsters win. Tonight it's Wozniacki vs Clijsters, so big battle.


BTW I do think Kim is better than Wozniacki so don't give me some big " I told you so" speech when she wins;)

I sure hope she does actually.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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24 Jan 2012 01:34

The Hitch wrote:BTW I do think Kim is better than Wozniacki so don't give me some big " I told you so" speech when she wins;)

I sure hope she does actually.


Even if Kim loses she's better than Wozniacki. Tennis can be unpredictable, so who knows what news I wake up to tomorrow. :D

And I know you don't think Na Li(or is it the other way around) or Wozniacki is better, I'm not an idiot(most of the time). :p
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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24 Jan 2012 01:37

Hewitt played relatively well against Djokovic last night considering how dominant he has been throughout the tournament and in that particular match. To take a set off him was impressive.
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El Pistolero wrote:Even if Kim loses she's better than Wozniacki. Tennis can be unpredictable, so who knows what news I wake up to tomorrow. :D

And I know you don't think Na Li(or is it the other way around) or Wozniacki is better, I'm not an idiot(most of the time). :p


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24 Jan 2012 07:07

On the Men's side I'm hoping for Djoker to win although anybody other than Andy Murray would also be fine.

On the women's side I'm rooting for Kvitova. It's a good thing Serena's out.
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24 Jan 2012 09:05

Yay Wozniacki out as well :p

Now Azarenka.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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24 Jan 2012 09:10

Good that Wozniacki lost the match as well has her No 1 Ranking.

She's had a losing record against most of the top 5 and was no 1 only because she plays in a lot of tournaments and beats lesser players.
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24 Jan 2012 10:02

I hope Sharapova is knocked out soon as possible. Listening to that put-on scream is simply awful and I hope she never wins another tournament again.

El Pisterlero must be happy about Clijsters beating Wozniacki.

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auscyclefan94 wrote:I hope Sharapova is knocked out soon as possible. Listening to that put-on scream is simply awful and I hope she never wins another tournament again.

El Pisterlero must be happy about Clijsters beating Wozniacki.

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He he:D When you're watching Sharapova, it's between her sexy legs and figure vs her unbearable grunt.

When she plays Azarenka it's really unbearable and annoying. Both players shrieking at the top of their voices.

However in contrast the men's grunts like Nadal's grunt or Hewitts' "come on" are much less annoying
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24 Jan 2012 10:20

Despite being a Rafa fan, i really hope that Ferrer wins it this year. He's one of the most regular players on the tour. He's been the best of the rest for some long time now.
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24 Jan 2012 10:28

nobilis wrote:Despite being a Rafa fan, i really hope that Ferrer wins it this year. He's one of the most regular players on the tour. He's been the best of the rest for some long time now.


If he played about 10 years earlier, he would have won 1 or 2 French opens.
Guys like Albert Costa, Gaston Gaudio and Juan Carlos Ferraro all won a French open and Ferrer certainly would have had a decent shot.
For him to win a slam, Djoker, Fed and Nadal all have to be injured at the same time.
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the asian wrote:If he played about 10 years earlier, he would have won 1 or 2 French opens.
Guys like Albert Costa, Gaston Gaudio and Juan Carlos Ferraro all won a French open and Ferrer certainly would have had a decent shot.
For him to win a slam, Djoker, Fed and Nadal all have to be injured at the same time.


You're right. We're witnessing an exceptional era in tennis. Any talent outside the big 4 is diluted within the rest of the players.
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24 Jan 2012 11:33

the asian wrote:He he:D When you're watching Sharapova, it's between her sexy legs and figure vs her unbearable grunt.

When she plays Azarenka it's really unbearable and annoying. Both players shrieking at the top of their voices.

However in contrast the men's grunts like Nadal's grunt or Hewitts' "come on" are much less annoying


Let's hope it doesn't happen then :o
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