The Tennis Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Arnoldtoo, May 16, 2014.

  1. EJWTartanSpur

    EJWTartanSpur SC Supporter

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    Muguruza playing some unbelievable tennis right now. Deep penetrating ground strokes with consistency, hitting winners with unerring frequency, solid serve.

    Looks like it's hers and she has deserved it, has looked like a player on top form since round 1
     
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  2. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    Well played Garbine. Good to see a new winner (in the Ladies at least!)
     
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  3. widmerpool

    widmerpool Well-Known Member

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    Don't care whether it's Federer or the giant Croat, as long as it's 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 and we find out who the 13th Doctor will be before teatime.
     
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  4. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    If Dr Who was in as much trouble as Cilic is right now, even he (or, rather, she) wouldn't escape.
     
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  5. ajspurs

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    Crap to see for a final to be honest. Was afraid of this when Djoko, Nadal and Murray all went out. All I wanted to see was a contest.
     
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    Absolutely dogshit final.
     
  7. Pellshek

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    Don't agree this is terrible. As a sports fan, it's an absolute privilege to watch Federer, even if his opponent is emotionally shot.
     
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    I love Federer and want him to win, but I would have loved a competitive final.
     
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  9. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    Well played Rog. Not sure how many times we'll see him on a clay court again!
     
  10. markiespurs

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    No doubt Federer is the best Tennis player of all time, but surely he has to be a contender for best sportsman of all time as well.
     
  11. Spurger King

    Spurger King can't smile without glue

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    You're thinking of Bendtner.
     
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  12. markiespurs

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    Yeah, my bad :oops:
     
  13. ajspurs

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    Not for me. I will say it does shine light on what was a disappointing final, with it being Federer but I just wanted to see a contest. I guess it varies between people actually, because I'm not a massive Federer fan like most but if this was Murray winning easily in straight sets I probably wouldn't feel the same disappointment in the quality of match so with that in mind I probably see your case a bit better.
     
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    Never mind that, who is the new Dr Who?
     
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  15. richard_gleeson

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    I think he is the best sportsperson of all time. The way he strikes the ball is art, and he's such a good person too. Amazing
     
  16. Danfunkel

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    Federer is the absolute GOAT. What a sportsman.
     
  17. Partizan

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    Wins his second grand slam this year, without even dropping a set, and the man will be 36 in less than a month. He is special alright
     
  18. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    So who's your money on for the US Open?

    I've sneaked a tenner on Cilic and Kyrgios.

    Odds not good enough for Roger or Rafa, can't see Dimitrov or Thiem lasting the distance, and don't want to jinx Zverev (who won't win it anyway; too soon.) Sneaky feeling that Kevin Anderson will make the semi.

    Women - no idea!
     
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    I'll go for Del Potro, I'm not confident enough to put money on it on though.
     
  20. Arnoldtoo

    Arnoldtoo The thinking ape's ape

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    Love to see it, but I don't think he'll ever win anything big again. He can't hit a backhand any more, poor bloke. Wouldn't mind being proved wrong though!
     

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