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Title: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 17, 2017, 12:26:47 PM
Murray and Konta lead the charge into the new year for Great Britain.


Australian Open 2017 starter question: In which round will Kyrgios have the meltdown?





Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 17, 2017, 12:34:12 PM
The next one.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 17, 2017, 12:35:05 PM
At least I can agree with him on Trump.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 17, 2017, 01:01:33 PM
Murray and Konta lead the charge into the new year for Great Britain.


Australian Open 2017 starter question: In which round will Kyrgios have the meltdown?







Round 2 or 3 I think
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Boz on January 18, 2017, 11:56:59 AM
Don't forget Evans just beating Cilic
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 18, 2017, 01:16:33 PM
The next one.

I think I win. Kyrgios knocked out after blowing a two set lead and received two warnings from the umpire.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 18, 2017, 01:18:47 PM
Superb victory for the Villa fan
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: UK Redsox on January 18, 2017, 07:31:14 PM
Is there a new Maria to replace Maria and Maria?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villafirst on January 18, 2017, 07:53:34 PM
Well done Dan Evans to beat former US Open Champion Marin Cilic! And, of course, we'll done Sir Andy!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Rotterdam on January 18, 2017, 07:55:03 PM
Evans was 1-4 down in the first i believe. Great result for him; well done son.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 19, 2017, 08:23:01 AM
Djokovic out, Murray's to lose now.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 19, 2017, 08:56:09 AM
Djokovic out, Murray's to lose now.

Thought he had Zverev in his part of the draw, young up and coming player who would be a tricky opponent. Turns out it is actually Zverev's older brother who's never been past the 3rd Round in a Slam.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on January 19, 2017, 10:03:13 AM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 19, 2017, 10:23:21 AM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.

You want the "Tennis 2012" thread, mate.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Monty on January 19, 2017, 10:41:39 AM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.

You want the "Tennis 2012" thread, mate.

Ha, my thoughts precisely. I love the idea of another Federer win, but Murray is world number one for a reason and now the greatest that to his chances of winning by a margin is out. His to lose now.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: MarkM on January 19, 2017, 10:54:45 AM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.

You want the "Tennis 2012" thread, mate.

Ha, my thoughts precisely. I love the idea of another Federer win, but Murray is world number one for a reason and now the greatest that to his chances of winning by a margin is out. His to lose now.

I agree, Murray or Sir Andy has improved massively over the last few years, he is the best for a good reason.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Monty on January 19, 2017, 02:11:40 PM
Now Mark, come on, there's no way we actually agree. Surely.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Hoppo on January 20, 2017, 07:15:45 AM
Dan Evans live on Eurosport now.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 20, 2017, 08:50:10 AM
Villa fan is 2 sets up
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Hoppo on January 20, 2017, 08:51:40 AM
Doing really well..
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Bottom Right 89 on January 20, 2017, 09:05:57 AM
Our boy is killing it! EVOARMY
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Hoppo on January 20, 2017, 09:58:10 AM
How good was he?? Very proud, Brummie and a Villa fan.. doesn't get any better.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: aev on January 20, 2017, 10:00:03 AM
Marvellous stuff.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: OzVilla on January 20, 2017, 10:09:55 AM
Dan Evans you Flippin beauty.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: stuart r on January 20, 2017, 10:19:11 AM
How good was he?? Very proud, Brummie and a Villa fan.. doesn't get any better.

It does get better for me. No shirt sponsor so I'm assuming he is also an anti-capitalist, Marxist socialist who is going to bring about the revolution by agitating socio-political unrest amongst the poverty stricken underclass within...erm... suburban tennis clubs. Brill. 
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Hillbilly on January 20, 2017, 11:34:43 AM
Nah, lost his deal with Nike.

Currently watching Federer vs Berdych, partly for glimpses of Berdych's stunning missus.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on January 20, 2017, 11:38:25 AM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.

You want the "Tennis 2012" thread, mate.

Ha, my thoughts precisely. I love the idea of another Federer win, but Murray is world number one for a reason and now the greatest that to his chances of winning by a margin is out. His to lose now.

I'll wager that if Murray plays Federer or nadal he'll lose. probably quite easily.

Anyway, now that we've got an Englishman starting to win games we can stop pretending to care (for the Anglo-Saxons among us).
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 20, 2017, 12:09:54 PM
Federer looks likely to progress against Berdych.

He is the greatest tennis player I've ever seen, seems to effortlessly glide across the court, whereas Nadal, Murray and Djokovic always had to bust a gut to be great.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 20, 2017, 12:14:53 PM
Nadal and Federer would still beat Murray more often than not.

You want the "Tennis 2012" thread, mate.

Ha, my thoughts precisely. I love the idea of another Federer win, but Murray is world number one for a reason and now the greatest that to his chances of winning by a margin is out. His to lose now.

I'll wager that if Murray plays Federer or nadal he'll lose. probably quite easily.

Anyway, now that we've got an Englishman starting to win games we can stop pretending to care (for the Anglo-Saxons among us).

Peter, Nigel Farage appears to have hacked into your Heroes and Villains account.

😛

I'll happily take the wager though!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 20, 2017, 12:21:13 PM
Murray will win the Aussie. Be good to get career grand slam polished off this year.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 20, 2017, 12:29:21 PM
Can't see him winning the French but I reckon he could win another half a dozen majors.

If he did win them both though it would be a "Super Slam" not a Grand Slam as he has won the Olympics and the end of year World Championship thing.  Only Agassi has ever competed a men's singles Super Slam so would be some achievement.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 20, 2017, 12:39:45 PM
Only Djokovic stopped him in French last year so why can't he win it?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: MarkM on January 20, 2017, 12:40:21 PM
Now Mark, come on, there's no way we actually agree. Surely.

Its easy when you agree with me ;-)
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villafirst on January 21, 2017, 07:05:35 AM
Only Djokovic stopped him in French last year so why can't he win it?

Djokovic out! Murray has every chance now. Only maybe Federer in his way....
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 21, 2017, 10:55:21 AM
Great win for Konta today against Wozniacki losing only 3 games. How about an Andy and Johanna double!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 22, 2017, 01:03:01 AM
Dan Evans has a lovely single-handed backhand.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 22, 2017, 08:48:27 AM
Another major shock Murray loses to a player aged 29, who has previously not got passed the 3rd round in a major. Only watched the last set, whilst gutted for Murray, it was good to see a player winning a game, using serve and volley tactics for a change.

Sadly as expected Dan Evans is also out. Have no idea, whose going to win it now.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: OzVilla on January 22, 2017, 10:00:11 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the Murray game, Zharev was superb and it's nice to see an underdog for years finally get some time to shine. He fully deserved it.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 22, 2017, 10:15:28 AM
Murray will win the Aussie. Be good to get career grand slam polished off this year.

Good call!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on January 22, 2017, 12:03:36 PM
The useless Scottish twat.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 23, 2017, 08:48:50 AM
Last Brit standing Jo Konta through to the quarters, still to drop a set. Next up Serena, I reckon she might lose a set in that one, on her way to the semis.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 23, 2017, 09:01:58 AM
Whilst I'm disappointed that Murray is out, with him and Djokovic being knocked out, it does make the tennis a bit more exciting.

Just hope that Monfils can knock out the cheating, whinging, arse-picking, rat-faced Nadal now and then I can enjoy the tournament fully.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: UK Redsox on January 23, 2017, 11:44:57 AM
The useless Scottish twat.

Until reading this thread I had no idea that Sirandy had been knocked out. I had SkySports News on several times yesterday and it wasn't mentioned and didn't appear on the scroll. I assume that because Sky don't have the TV rights, they don't give Tennis much attention
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 23, 2017, 12:47:47 PM
The useless Scottish twat.

Until reading this thread I had no idea that Sirandy had been knocked out. I had SkySports News on several times yesterday and it wasn't mentioned and didn't appear on the scroll. I assume that because Sky don't have the TV rights, they don't give Tennis much attention

They had it scrolling across the yellow ticker when I switched onto it to be fair.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 23, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
Last Brit standing Jo Konta through to the quarters, still to drop a set. Next up Serena, I reckon she might lose a set in that one, on her way to the semis.

She is a convict really.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 23, 2017, 09:22:18 PM
She moved to Britain when she was fourteen so a lot more British than a good percentage of the England cricket/rugby teams, among others. Anyone that turns their back on the Crims is fine by me.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 24, 2017, 12:31:12 PM
Federer won't get many QF wins like that these days.

Let's hope Konta can avoid being distracted by the petty drama and time wasting skills of Her Largeness of Arse
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 24, 2017, 05:42:24 PM
She moved to Britain when she was fourteen so a lot more British than a good percentage of the England cricket/rugby teams, among others. Anyone that turns their back on the Crims is fine by me.

She was a convict until 2012 then changed her mind because the LTA were willing to throw a few bob at her.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on January 24, 2017, 07:36:22 PM
Her hitting partner  - Andrew Fitzpatrick - is my mate's son. He';s a big Villa fan and could have joined but chose the tennis path.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 26, 2017, 12:25:20 PM
Three of the 4 men in the AO SFs are over 30 and play a single-handed backhand.

Three of the 4 women in the AO SFs were over 30.


Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 26, 2017, 01:14:30 PM
Serena Williams 35 will play Venus Williams 36 in the Final.

And Federer 35 will play Nadal 30 or Dimitrov 25.

Federer is the oldest male to get to a Grand Slam Final since 1974.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on January 26, 2017, 06:39:13 PM
What was that about Tennis 2012?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on January 26, 2017, 07:22:01 PM
What was that about Tennis 2012?

Overhead smash. Well played.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 27, 2017, 01:16:05 PM
Both Semi-Finals in the men's tournament go to 5 sets.

Come on Dimitrov!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: UK Redsox on January 27, 2017, 02:55:31 PM
Party like its 2008
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 27, 2017, 03:05:37 PM
Party like its 2008

Federer is into the Final = Yay
Nadal is into the Final = Boo
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 27, 2017, 07:08:32 PM
The bookies would have given you long odds on these 2 getting to the final.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Simon Page on January 27, 2017, 07:35:16 PM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)? Would like him to win, although not massively fussed if it goes the other way.

Wonder if this final is an anomaly or a sign that those outside the old top 4 really are a long way back. Not a criticism of those coming up behind Murray and Djokovic but it adds to a belief these four are greats by an astonishing distance. With the top two out you'd really have expected someone from 3-8 to step up. The fact none could stop a relatively in form but ageing Nadal and Federer seems incredible to me. Add in the Williams sisters and we are bloody lucky to see all these winning in the same era.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 27, 2017, 11:24:13 PM
Don't think you can call Murray a great yet. Needs to win more grand slams to do that he presently has 3 compared to Federer 17, Nadal 14, Djokovic 12. Probably needs to win at least  another 3 or 4 until he can be call that, still has the time and ability to do that.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 28, 2017, 08:41:36 AM
Apparently the odds of the Williams sisters and Federer and Nadal reaching the 2 finals were 5000 to 1. It's another Leicester City.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 28, 2017, 09:02:08 AM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)?

He picks his arse. He grunts at a ridiculously loud level that can only be cheating. He slows the game down to Cliff Thorburn speeds when his opponent is on a role. He's an arse-picker.  He comes from Mallorca yet supports Real Madrid. He doesn't know how to use shampoo. He's a prick. Oh, and did I mention he picks his arse?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on January 28, 2017, 12:53:59 PM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)?

He picks his arse. He grunts at a ridiculously loud level that can only be cheating. He slows the game down to Cliff Thorburn speeds when his opponent is on a role. He's an arse-picker.  He comes from Mallorca yet supports Real Madrid. He doesn't know how to use shampoo. He's a prick. Oh, and did I mention he picks his arse?
Apparently he's a big Clyde fan.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 28, 2017, 12:59:13 PM
I actually quite enjoyed the Williams' Final, although was hoping that Venus could cause a shock. Do they have a brother called Mars?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: UK Redsox on January 28, 2017, 01:26:49 PM
I actually quite enjoyed the Williams' Final, although was hoping that Venus could cause a shock. Do they have a brother called Mars?

I know a bloke who's son is called Mars
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 28, 2017, 01:36:35 PM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)?

He picks his arse. He grunts at a ridiculously loud level that can only be cheating. He slows the game down to Cliff Thorburn speeds when his opponent is on a role. He's an arse-picker.  He comes from Mallorca yet supports Real Madrid. He doesn't know how to use shampoo. He's a prick. Oh, and did I mention he picks his arse?
Apparently he's a big Clyde fan.

Bloody glory-hunter!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Tayls_7 on January 28, 2017, 06:47:42 PM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)?

He picks his arse. He grunts at a ridiculously loud level that can only be cheating. He slows the game down to Cliff Thorburn speeds when his opponent is on a role. He's an arse-picker.  He comes from Mallorca yet supports Real Madrid. He doesn't know how to use shampoo. He's a prick. Oh, and did I mention he picks his arse?
Apparently he's a big Clyde fan.

Bloody glory-hunter!

He told me he likes Partick Thistle.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 29, 2017, 10:41:49 AM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)?

He picks his arse. He grunts at a ridiculously loud level that can only be cheating. He slows the game down to Cliff Thorburn speeds when his opponent is on a role. He's an arse-picker.  He comes from Mallorca yet supports Real Madrid. He doesn't know how to use shampoo. He's a prick. Oh, and did I mention he picks his arse?
Apparently he's a big Clyde fan.

Bloody glory-hunter!

He told me he likes Partick Thistle.

SCUM!!!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 29, 2017, 10:43:09 AM
Just turned Eurosport on but they seem to be showing some old match between Nadal and Federer.

Who won this year's final?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: OzVilla on January 29, 2017, 10:45:48 AM
Federer is 2-1 up 1-1 in the 4th set.  Good match.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 29, 2017, 11:35:03 AM
Looks like the arse picker is going to win. 😣
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Proposition Joe on January 29, 2017, 11:39:31 AM
Why the dislike of Nadal (from those who don't like him obviously)? Would like him to win, although not massively fussed if it goes the other way.

Don't dislike him as a person, but on court...

His style of tennis is ugly, he's basically a spoiler who relies mainly on the opponent making errors (Michael Chang on steroids).

His gurning, grunting and grimacing.

Uncle Toni.

2-handed backhand.

The fact that Federer bottles it every time he plays him.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 29, 2017, 12:01:47 PM
Looks like the arse picker is going to win. 😣

Maybe not! Mon Federer.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: four fornicholl on January 29, 2017, 12:06:14 PM
fkn hell what a rally
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: SheffieldVillain on January 29, 2017, 12:17:25 PM
Just brilliant. Well done Rog.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Monty on January 29, 2017, 12:20:03 PM
I am very happy about that. By Christ that was good.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: SheffieldVillain on January 29, 2017, 12:22:03 PM
I am very happy about that. By Christ that was good.

Wasn't it just? Don't know about them but I'm knackered just having watched it!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Monty on January 29, 2017, 12:27:15 PM
I am very happy about that. By Christ that was good.

Wasn't it just? Don't know about them, but I'm knackered just having watched it!

I was gunning for Federer of course, bit I was almost miffed when it ended because it was just so amazing to watch. They're just the best two players ever, surely - and without a doubt theirs is the best rivalry in tennis ever, and maybe in all sport.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 29, 2017, 01:58:38 PM
Very pleased Fed won.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: tomd2103 on February 03, 2017, 11:30:46 PM
Dan Evans is having some start to 2017!!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 05, 2017, 10:29:23 PM
Unusual end to the Davis Cup tennis. Britain win 3-2 after Canadian player disqualified for whacking the ball away in a strop, and hitting the umpire.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on February 06, 2017, 01:46:22 PM
Canadian player disqualified for whacking the ball away in a strop, and hitting the umpire.

Just what the sport needs: another Kyrgios.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 06, 2017, 06:14:46 PM
He tried to whack it over the stand having a tantrum at being broken again. Unfortunately he cocked that up as well and twatted it into the umpires eye. Better than watching the half time show in the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 06, 2017, 07:02:05 PM
Canadian player disqualified for whacking the ball away in a strop, and hitting the umpire.

Just what the sport needs: another Kyrgios.

I don't think he's that bad. It was just a mistake and he looked extremely apologetic afterwards.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: UK Redsox on February 13, 2017, 11:47:41 AM
Umpire having surgery for a broken eye socket
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on March 28, 2017, 12:32:21 PM
"Johanna Konta beats Lara Arruabarrena to reach last eight in Miami"

http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/39415351

Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on April 01, 2017, 08:21:13 PM
Konta wins the Miami open and is now ranked 7th in the world. 

Possible major this year?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on April 01, 2017, 10:02:26 PM
I think I've mentioned on here that her hitting partner and some time coach is a huge Villa fan and was offered terms to join us as a kid - Andrew Fitzpatrick. He said to me after Konta won, and I quote, " Is it weird I'm just as pumped about the villa win?"
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: tomd2103 on April 02, 2017, 02:26:46 AM
Konta wins the Miami open and is now ranked 7th in the world. 

Possible major this year?

Fantastic win and her meteoric rise continues. 
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on April 03, 2017, 01:55:29 AM
Konta is a breath of fresh air on the WTA circuit. No drama, no hysterics, no baggage, no Sports Illustrated swimsuit modelling gigs...

Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 03, 2017, 03:47:06 AM
Forgot what thread I was in, misread that as "Kodjia", and was throughly confused.

I should probably go to sleep.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 03, 2017, 06:06:21 PM
If he is winning tennis tournaments, on top of his Villa commitments, then kudos.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PGW on April 07, 2017, 01:14:19 PM
Davis Cup just started on BBC2
Kyle Edmund just won first game of match against his French counterpart .Pouille (17th in world)

Andy Murray out injured so not sure what team is, Dan Evans up next v Jeremy Chardy

1-1 first set
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PGW on April 07, 2017, 02:07:03 PM
Edmund 5-7, 1-2 Pouille
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PGW on April 07, 2017, 02:48:01 PM
Edmund 5-7, 6-7 Pouilee
Edmund was 5-2 up in the tiebreak and somehow contrived to lose it. Long way back for Kyle now.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PGW on April 07, 2017, 03:27:23 PM
Edmund lost the 3rd set and match 6-3.
France 1-0
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 23, 2017, 09:59:45 AM
Ilie Nastase sounds like a right prick.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on April 24, 2017, 03:19:04 PM
Nasty banned from Wimbledon, Johanna Konta will be pleased.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on April 24, 2017, 03:23:11 PM
Nasty, there can't be many people, who have lived up to their name, as much as he has done.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 01, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
Tuned in to ITV's French Open coverage yesterday just in time for John Inverdale's interview with Bettany Mattek Sands (?) about her tattoos and flashy outfits. Needless to say that didn't stay on for very long.



Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 02, 2017, 05:24:47 PM
It's been a great year if you like finding out that former tennis legends are massive ******.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Meanwood Villa on June 02, 2017, 07:56:12 PM
It's been a great year if you like finding out that former tennis legends are massive c***s.

Fair play to Navratilova for speaking out so directly. I think it is perfectly legitimate to disregard a person's sporting ability because they are unpleasant human beings. They made a five part documentary about OJ on the very subject.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on June 05, 2017, 05:43:46 PM
Interesting comparison btw the QF draws.

For the men, 7 of the top 8 seeds made it to the QF with only Raonic (5) missing.

For the ladies, only 2 of the top 8 seeds are through with possibly a third if Pliskova wins.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 05, 2017, 05:51:43 PM
It's been a great year if you like finding out that former tennis legends are massive c***s.

Fair play to Navratilova for speaking out so directly. I think it is perfectly legitimate to disregard a person's sporting ability because they are unpleasant human beings. They made a five part documentary about OJ on the very subject.

It's not just the homophobia, either. The evil woman said that "South Africa deal with their racial issues properly" during Apartheid.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on June 09, 2017, 05:13:00 PM
Wawrinka has just beaten Murray in a superb 5 set match. Wawrinka deserved to win, but clay is probably Murray's least favourite surface, so it was a great effort to get to the semis.

 Wawrinka has won more majors in his 30s than his 20s. I think Murray,now just turned 30, who won 3 majors in his 20s, will also go onto win more grand slams in his 30s, starting with Wimbledon next month.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on June 20, 2017, 06:27:07 PM
Just turned the tele on to see Murray has lost in 2 sets to some unknown Aussie. Not looking great for Wimbledon.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: PaulWinch again on June 20, 2017, 06:54:17 PM
I'm wondering if Murray's done he's looked awful for a lot of this year. Although Nadal's recent form shows the difference injuries make.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: dubont on June 23, 2017, 06:55:48 PM
Dan Evans fails drug test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40387574
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Richard E on June 23, 2017, 06:59:52 PM
Dan Evans fails drug test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40387574

He said he'd found it a sad and humbling experience. Which means he's obviously not taking it correctly.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on June 24, 2017, 02:39:34 PM
I just don't get it.  You are a professional athlete, why would you think for one minute that was a good idea?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 24, 2017, 02:50:13 PM
Could be a four year ban.

Not to be sniffed at.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on June 29, 2017, 12:35:11 PM
Andy Murray pulls out of a second exhibition match due to a hip injury, which seems now to be more serious than his medics previously thought. Could he be a doubt for Wimbledon.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 30, 2017, 01:35:43 PM
Konta withdrew from her match, too.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Damo70 on July 05, 2017, 11:56:41 AM
Bernard Tomic is taking a lot of stick for saying he was bored during his Wimbledon match. I understand why some people think he is a whinging over paid tennis player, but the way he came across to me was someone who may have some depression issues.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 05, 2017, 12:20:49 PM
Watson won the first set 6-0 against the 18th seed.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on July 05, 2017, 12:44:00 PM
And she wins. Must be cold there.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on July 06, 2017, 03:06:06 PM
Tomic (and Medvedev) fined: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/40520955

"Injury" withdrawals controversy: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/tennis/Wimbledon/wimbledon-to-revisit-rules-after-string-of-controversial-withdrawals-says-tim-henman-a3580606.html

"What a fucking liberty!"

Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on July 07, 2017, 05:00:34 PM
Watson out, Konta through easily.  Needed a quick game after the marathon the other day........odds on a British double must be shortening.
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Post by: Villafirst on July 07, 2017, 10:15:38 PM
Murray through, but nowhere near his best. Hopefully with 2 days off will recharge him now.
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Post by: usav on July 10, 2017, 03:24:26 PM
Squeaky bum game, but Konta makes it through to last 16.........
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 10, 2017, 03:31:58 PM
Squeaky bum game, but Konta makes it through to last 16.........

Just won again, through to the last eight now......
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on July 10, 2017, 03:57:27 PM
Squeaky bum game, but Konta makes it through to last 16.........

Just won again, through to the last eight now......
That's what I mean.....got my rounds mixed up.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on July 10, 2017, 05:00:06 PM
Murray through comfortably in straight sets.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 10, 2017, 08:04:00 PM
This is a ridiculously good match. Hoping the Fascist, greasy, grunting, bum-picker loses but they've both given it everything.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 10, 2017, 09:52:40 PM
This has been the best month ever for Luxembourg. I was going to say in sport, but no; just the best month in their history.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on July 11, 2017, 12:32:13 PM
Why does it always seem as if Venus Williams is using a racket about as big as this one:


(http://thumb.ibb.co/isrsxv/SN1167_Giant_Modern_Tennis_Racket_REDITED_event_prop_hire_0006_Optimised.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: four fornicholl on July 11, 2017, 05:41:59 PM
Get the tennis on and get behind Konta, she's in with a shout here.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on July 11, 2017, 06:05:17 PM
She pulled out the second set somehow........too many unforced errors though, needs to cut those out.
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Post by: thick_mike on July 11, 2017, 06:07:52 PM
Brilliant from Konta. They said her average forehand is faster than murray's
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: tomd2103 on July 11, 2017, 06:08:35 PM
Great stuff from Jo Konta.  Showed a lot of guts to pull that set out.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: peter w on July 11, 2017, 06:37:49 PM
Just flicked over and saw my old mucka Andy fitzpatrick - her hitting partner. I mention him a lot. I'm living my life vicariously through him when I watch tennis.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: usav on July 11, 2017, 07:11:17 PM
Fantastic win!  Shit finish - give your tickets to someone else if you can't control your emotions.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: VillaAlways on July 12, 2017, 02:18:04 PM
Murray completely lost the plot in that set He has a shit temperament at times
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 12, 2017, 04:01:57 PM
The final set he looked almost immobile. He's not going to be winning this tournament again I feel.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on July 12, 2017, 05:01:09 PM
Disagree he still has another 2 or 3 years, in which he can win it again
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cheltenhamlion on July 12, 2017, 05:18:48 PM
Hopefully Federer wins it.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: manic-road on July 12, 2017, 05:36:21 PM
Murray completely lost the plot in that set He has a shit temperament at times

Lost the plot due to injury, John Terry isn't training today as he was watching the Scottish tennis player lose.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 12, 2017, 05:48:19 PM
Anyone but Djokovic and Federer, please.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 12, 2017, 06:14:46 PM
Anyone but Federer, please.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 12, 2017, 07:17:10 PM
Quite an exciting final 4 in the men's tennis. Querrey, Cilic, Berdych or Federer.

Just pleased that Djokovic and Nadal are out
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 12, 2017, 09:42:24 PM
It's not really very exciting. We already know who is going to win.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: AV5nobs on July 13, 2017, 09:32:48 AM
Konta has just gone up even more having revealed she's a massive U2 fan.

Top girl.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 13, 2017, 10:56:56 AM
Trying too hard.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: AV5nobs on July 14, 2017, 07:48:26 AM
Great effort, lost to a class act.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: VillaAlways on July 16, 2017, 03:12:10 PM
I am bored to tears watching this final.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: VillaAlways on July 16, 2017, 03:52:30 PM
The dullest final ever
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 16, 2017, 04:16:03 PM
Boring.

Now get this shit off and announce the new Doctor.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on July 16, 2017, 05:05:16 PM
Had trouble keeping awake, but well done Roger the GOAT.

Mixed doubles might be better, with Jamie Murray on one side of the net and Heather Watson on the other, so gotta have a British winner.

There will be mass celebrations in the country.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on August 26, 2017, 10:45:05 PM
Murray pulls out of US Open due to hip injury.

Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on August 29, 2017, 10:57:39 AM
Konta loses in 1st round, Edmund and Norrie only Brits left in, after day one. Says a lot about British tennis.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on August 31, 2017, 07:10:54 PM
Wozniacki not happy about Maria Cheatapova having her first two matches on the main court at the US Open.

Meanwhile the lass who knocked out Konta won her second round match 6-2, 6-3. Here she is in a bikini:


(http://thumb.ibb.co/jbXbxQ/01.jpg) (http://ibb.co/jbXbxQ)
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on September 02, 2017, 03:35:40 PM
Edmund retired hurt, no more Brits left. An useless effort.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 02, 2017, 11:45:56 PM
Long way to go, but Mayer is a set up against Nadal; come on mate, you can do it.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on September 03, 2017, 03:13:29 PM
Long way to go, but Mayer is a set up against Nadal; come on mate, you can do it.
Or perhaps not!
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 03, 2017, 08:26:08 PM
Usually when Nadal is struggling he slows the game down to a snail's pace (the bloody cheat). He actually speeded up against Mayer.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on September 05, 2017, 06:17:27 PM
How shite must women's tennis be when 4 Americans can make it to the QF of a major?
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on September 06, 2017, 11:12:02 AM
How shite must women's tennis be when 2 (so far) Americans can make it to the SF of a major? 😂
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on September 06, 2017, 05:51:41 PM
Couldn't believe Del Potro beat Thiem, when I left the match he was 2 sets down and appeared so knackered, he looked as if he was about to collapse at anytime.

Federer next, that could be a cracker, unless he collapses, Del Potro that is not Roger.

Andy Murray looks as if he out now until the new year. No doubt he will be missed by us all.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: JD on September 07, 2017, 08:49:44 AM
All four US women won their Q/F's.

I can't believe Del Potro beat Federer. Let's hope he now beats Nadal.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on September 07, 2017, 11:58:07 AM
All four US women won their Q/F's.


Tennis is dead.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on September 08, 2017, 07:00:41 PM
Good to see, other than the Williams' sisters, 2 black women, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, in the final, of a sport, which is very much white dominated.

Stephens, following a foot injury, was out the game for about a year and fell to  934th in the rankings and was still as low as 83rd, when she entered the US Open. So to reach the final is some achievement.

Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: curiousorange on September 10, 2017, 05:46:38 PM
Stephens annihilated Keys. Brilliant achievement to win a Slam from nowhere.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on September 10, 2017, 11:59:18 PM
Rafa wins in 3 sets, I know all H&Vs will be thrilled for him.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: JD on September 11, 2017, 08:06:25 AM
Great comeback from Nadal this year after all his injuries.
He has certainly taken advantage of injuries top other top players this year.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 10, 2017, 07:36:30 PM

What a twat!
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Nick Kyrgios was booed off court at the Shanghai Masters after going through with a threat to quit his match if he lost the first-set tie-break. The Australian lost the tie-break 7-5 to Steve Johnson soon after receiving a warning for smashing two balls out of court in frustration at a line call.  He was also given a point penalty for an audible obscenity in the first-round match.
At the same tournament last year he was fined for his behaviour and banned. The 13th seed was heard to say he would quit against Johnson if he lost the tie-break and, after his opponent served an ace on his first set point, Kyrgios walked over to shake hands.[size=78%][\quote][/size]
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: Villa Lew on November 15, 2017, 07:49:53 PM
Djokovic out for rest of year and it looks like Murray will be as well.
Title: Re: Tennis 2017
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 15, 2017, 11:35:18 AM
Bedene switching back to Slovenia as he wants to be able to compete in the Davis Cup and the Olympics. Good luck to him.
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