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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #135 on: September 02, 2023, 08:36:07 PM »
Great effort from Dan, but Alcaraz was just brilliant.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #136 on: September 03, 2023, 12:46:04 AM »
Great effort from Dan, but Alcaraz was just brilliant.

I hazard to guess how many opens this lad is going to win.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #137 on: September 04, 2023, 11:26:45 PM »
Jack Draper loses in 4 sets to Rublev, great effort from him to get to the 4th round, having played only 2 matches since the French Open in May, due to injuries, at the age of 21 looks to have a great future in the game.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2023, 11:35:30 AM »
American Ben Shelton beats Tiafoe in 4 sets to reach the semi final, at the age of 20, becomes the youngest man to reach the US Open semis for 31 years, Djokovic next, which will gives us a good idea, how good this kid is, doubtful but there is a possiblity there will be 2 20 year olds in the final.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2023, 12:51:10 PM »
It would be nice to have a big change-up for the final. And, as enjoyable as it's been having the Americans starved of up-and-coming talent for the last while, having Gauff and Shelton in the finals would definitely make for a hothouse atmosphere.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #140 on: September 09, 2023, 01:24:35 PM »
Ladies US Open tennis final tonight.
Gauff v Sabalenka.

Am I the only one that wants Sabalenka to win. Just can't warm to Gauff at all.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #141 on: September 09, 2023, 11:34:11 PM »
Superb stuff from Gauff

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #142 on: September 11, 2023, 07:35:16 AM »
A fine winner in the women's draw and an all-time legend boring as hell default winner in the men's. Djokovic is the Bayern Munich of tennis.

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« Reply #143 on: September 11, 2023, 11:23:16 AM »
Not a great final too many long rallies, where both players were just hitting the ball back into play, waiting for the other player to make a mistake, but what surprised me about Djokovic, how good his volleying was, when he came to the net, he won virtually every point, when he used that tactic.

Understand, why he's not the most popular of players, but 24 majors is an incredible feat, looking forward to his matches, with Alcaraz next year, who's only gonna get better.

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« Reply #144 on: September 11, 2023, 03:46:59 PM »
but what surprised me about Djokovic, how good his volleying was, when he came to the net, he won virtually every point, when he used that tactic.

yep....and Medvedev never adjusted for this.  He was standing way back from the service line, so Djokovic would just slice his server as wide as possible to the love side and then Medvedev just had to much ground to cover. 

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #145 on: November 24, 2023, 12:54:46 PM »
Good news for tennis fans, Sky have announced a 5 year deal to show ATP and WTA Tours live from 2024.

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #146 on: November 27, 2023, 06:59:49 PM »
Good news for tennis fans, Sky have announced a 5 year deal to show ATP and WTA Tours live from 2024.
No it's not. It's good news for Sky subscribers. Not for tennis fans who don't have Sky, but watch the tennis on Amazon Prime.

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« Reply #147 on: November 27, 2023, 07:17:25 PM »
Good news for tennis fans, Sky have announced a 5 year deal to show ATP and WTA Tours live from 2024.
No it's not. It's good news for Sky subscribers. Not for tennis fans who don't have Sky, but watch the tennis on Amazon Prime.

In my day it was all free to air on BBC, ITV, or Eurosport. *shakes fist at cloud*

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Re: Tennis 2023
« Reply #148 on: December 08, 2023, 09:07:46 AM »
Raducanu comeback. Playing in Auckland. Its where her season got off to a bad start last year, rolling her ankle on an indoor court that looked as if it had been put together in bus depot.

Interesting to see how she starts. She needs some ranking points.

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« Reply #149 on: January 01, 2024, 01:09:59 PM »
Raducanu comeback. Playing in Auckland. Its where her season got off to a bad start last year, rolling her ankle on an indoor court that looked as if it had been put together in bus depot.

Interesting to see how she starts. She needs some ranking points.

Not worth starting a new thread. Can it be changed to 2023/2024?

Tennis season proper kicks off. Already a good performance earlier by Boulter. Came back from a set and double break down to beat Pegula (World 5) in United Cup. Although GB lost to USA.

Serious stuff starts tomorrow (very early hours UK) in Auckland. Gauff, Wozniacki, Svitolina, and Raducanu all on the same Court in the same day, if it does not p*** down with rain. Raducanu's first game since April.

Good test for Raducanu. Should win (against Ruse) if fit. And if she stays fit this year predict she will win, or go deep into, a few tournaments, and go deep into some Slams. Same for Draper on the Men's side.

Hopefully this year Boulter will establish herself as a top 50, of even 30, player. She should do. I think Murray will call it a day after Wimbledon. Norrie and Evans will continue to be decent players without doing anything special. The rest of the Brits will flatter to deceive as per usual.

One to watch, 15 year old Hannah Klugman. Hopefully will get a few wild cards into big tournaments, and could cause a few shocks.







 


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