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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #46 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

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« Reply #47 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #48 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #49 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.



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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #50 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2017, 06:39:13 PM »
What was that about Tennis 2012?

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2017, 07:22:01 PM »
What was that about Tennis 2012?

Overhead smash. Well played.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2017, 01:16:05 PM »
Both Semi-Finals in the men's tournament go to 5 sets.

Come on Dimitrov!

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2017, 02:55:31 PM »
Party like its 2008

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2017, 03:05:37 PM »
Party like its 2008

Federer is into the Final = Yay
Nadal is into the Final = Boo

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2017, 07:08:32 PM »
The bookies would have given you long odds on these 2 getting to the final.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: Tennis 2017
« Reply #59 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.

 


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