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Tennis 2021
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:26:46 AM »
Andy Murray may miss the Australian Open, having tested positive for Covid.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 06:06:27 PM »
Andy Murray will miss the Australian Open

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/55749046

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 12:55:57 PM »
Nadal knocked out of the Aussie Open, CD will be upset :)

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 12:49:21 PM »
Osaka v Brady and Djokovic v Medvedev in the finals. Two clear favourites there.

Serena's search for 24 continues. Starting to look like she'll never catch the homophobic crackpot. I wonder if she'd retire if she wasn't so close. Then again Venus is still going so maybe she'd carry on regardless. 

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 11:39:49 AM »
Djokovic wins his 9th Aussie Open in 3 sets, 18th grand slams now 2 behind Federer and Nadal, quite a bit ahead of Andy Murray.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 11:50:49 AM »
Nadal knocked out of the Aussie Open, CD will be upset :)

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 01:35:04 PM »
I don't think Serena will make it to 24, which I don't think diminishes her as the greatest women's player ever - I know Court could only play what was in front of her, but it was a different time - although she isn't my personal favourite. I remain a big fan of Hingis and Henin, who relied on technique and tennis brain to compensate for "average" physical attributes, as opposed to say, Williams, Graf & Navratilova.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 10:10:14 AM »
The greatest win of his career for Dan 'The Villa Man' Evans beating Djokovic in 2 sets at the Monte Carlo Open.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2021, 07:57:49 PM »
Rafael Nadal only 3rd seed for the French Open, how do they work that out?

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2021, 03:44:00 PM »
Britain's number 1 Dan The Villa Man knocked out in the first round of the French Open, beaten in 4 sets by Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2021, 11:28:08 PM »
Naomi Osaka has a point.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2021, 11:44:18 AM »
Naomi Osaka has a point.
She'll need more than that - needs a minimum of forty-eight to win a match.

I don't think she has much of a point from what I've read. I can sympathise that it is unpleasant to be interviewed after a loss, and the press can ask unpleasant questions, but she has not gone about it the right way. A unilateral declaration, followed by apparently totally ignoring follow-ups from the GS organisers to try and find a compromise. Like it or not, all tennis tournaments - that give her the platform to earn not just winnings from the sporting side, but also earnings from sponsorship - need media coverage to survive, and that means access to the players, hence why it is part of their contracts to do media duties.
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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2021, 11:52:01 AM »
Feel sorry for her if she has mental health issues, they could have been more accommodating.

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Re: Tennis 2021
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2021, 04:03:28 PM »
The absolute gall of the people (usually pudgy, white, middle aged journo blokes who've never once had a job you couldn't do while drinking) accusing Osaka of lacking 'mental toughness'. If she didn't have that she wouldn't have won many top-tier tennis matches, let alone a slam. It takes a fuck of a lot of toughness to carry on through depression, and a lot of people have really revealed this week that they don't understand this.

 


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