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RE: The Tennis Thread - 26/1/2013 11:32:58 AM   
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Congratulations to Azarenka, must be odd (if not really important) to win something big and not be the popular choice at that moment.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 12:20:34 AM   
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Congratulations to Azarenka, must be odd (if not really important) to win something big and not be the popular choice at that moment.


She should ask the beast that is Serena Williams, she's had years of practice at it (for good reason tbf).

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 12:21:43 AM   
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Test test.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 7:47:45 AM   
Saltire


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Its nearly upon us, lets hope it a great Final - bring it home Andy!!

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 9:57:40 AM   
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Good start for Andy to build on. Djokovic does look slightly fatigued, but its probably a temporary thing.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 10:59:39 AM   
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Novakís now? Murray really needs to kill off the long rallies.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 12:31:09 PM   
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zzzz ZZZZ...

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/1/2013 12:54:36 PM   
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I know itís probably not fair but Murray in the last 2 Ĺ sets really pissed me off, especially the last two. We all know Djokovic is world number one for a reason but I honestly thought he was there for the taking. Murray chose poor shots far too many times and those long rallies were only ever going to end one way, the final set or so was painful to watch.

Umm Congrats Novak, 3 in a row is superb and I can see him getting all 4 this year unless Rafa comes back at his best.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 29/1/2013 12:59:32 AM   
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Yeah it turned out to be a bit of a disappointing final; the first two sets were so close but nothing too much happened in them with both players holding their serve fairly comfortably. Dunno what happened to Andy in set three though as he's not complaining about those blisters so perhaps it was fatigue that caught up with him and he just didn't want to say otherwise why did he then play so badly in those final two sets? Oh well, congratulations Novak, still the man to beat it looks like yet again!

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 30/3/2013 2:02:14 AM   
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Sheesh, how did the tennis thread get so low down!?! Some fabulous matches tonight, I was rooting for Haas in the first, and for a set and a bit it was working, but his serve began to falter, his shots stopped coming off and the Spanish terrier's level remained the same and it eventually won out in the end.

The second match was just ridiculous! The shotmaking from both was exceptional, thats how to play tennis! Gasquet was in scintillating form throughout the first set and I thought Andy would have been lucky to win it when he buggered up on his serve at 5-4 30-15. Gasquets winners were astonishing but Murray plugged in there, then stepped it up a few levels in the second and third by then beginning to play some delightful winners, volley's and lobs - it was brilliant to watch.

Lets hope he can play like that on Sunday against Ferrer and complete the job, it should be another good one!

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 1/4/2013 1:31:53 AM   
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What little hair I had left was getting pulled out in that one! Sheesh it was a tense affair, both players playing awfully, though apparently the conditions played a big part in that. It made it for an exciting match however with both players failing to keep their serves. I thought Ferrer would do it but Andy hung in there, how I don't know and managed to pull it off. Phewww!

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/4/2013 9:44:51 PM   
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Ivo Karlovic has suffered a "minor" stroke

http://www.vecernji.hr/sport/tenis/ivo-karlovic-dozivio-blazi-mozdani-udar-zadrzan-bolnici-miamiju-clanak-545568?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Croatian tennis player Ivo Karlovic suffered a mild stroke. The news first appeared on his Facebook fan page, and the Evening Gazette soon received official confirmation of his family.

It happened Karlovic during their stay in Miami, or his permanent residence, and doctors evaluated how it can work on brain inflammation. Ivo was originally released from the hospital, but after he was again taken ill again detained.


Apologies for the Google translation, but I've not yet seen another source.

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 27/4/2013 10:40:01 PM   
Saltire


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Sheesh, not good news at all. Mardy Fish has heart problems too, could some of these sportsmen be paying too high a price to compete at the highest level of sport?

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 7/5/2013 10:42:55 PM   
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Federer beats Djokovic! I mean Dimitrov beats Djokovic!

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RE: The Tennis Thread - 8/5/2013 10:03:45 AM   
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Federer beats Djokovic! I mean Dimitrov beats Djokovic!




I hope his injury doesn't keep him out of the French Open; I've got him down for the win.


Oh and a bit belated but Laura Robson smashing Agnieska Radwanska 6-3, 6-1! Well done, looks like the split form her coach didnít have too bad an effect.


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RE: The Tennis Thread - 9/5/2013 1:11:42 AM   
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Dmitrov v Djokovic was a fantastic match, it had it all, great shots, arguments, time violations, injuries and quality rallies. It was played with the intensity of a final, brilliant stuff! Dmitrov is gonna be a heck of a player.

On a sour note, the Madrid crowd were booing Djokovic at times when things weren't going for his opponent, which I found a bit crass and disrespectful to a true sporting champion who even gave thumbs up to Dmitrov when he won match point. Mind you they want to see him beat so it gives Nadal a chance of winning the tournament.

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RE: Andrew Murray - 27/5/2013 2:05:02 PM   
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No bump for Roland Garros before the first match? For shame.

Rafa was very close to being two sets down in his first Grand Slam match since his loss at Wimbledon last year against a very similar player in Daniel Brands. He's turned it round now though and is leading with a break in the third set.

Laura Robson is up against Caroline Wozniacki at the moment but 5-2 down. This set's probably lost but hopefully she can gather herself and win the second.

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RE: Andrew Murray - 27/5/2013 8:42:28 PM   
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I can't get excited for this tournament with Murray and DelPo out, though I did watch a cracking match between Monfils and Berdych with the Frenchman winning in five - good to see him back and competing, though he looks to have lost a bit of movement.

Shame about Robson though, I thought she'd have the game to surprise Woz, but apparently she played awfully and had one of those days - she'll be back though.

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RE: Andrew Murray - 27/5/2013 9:05:15 PM   
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Considering how much of a bother Berdych usually is for Federer these days, I have to admit I felt a bit like THIS when Monfils finally won that match.

It's possible he wouldn't have reached the semi's anyway if he and Ferrer were to have met in the quarter finals, but I can rest a little easier for now anyway.

Still Tsonga to beat though (assuming they both get to the quarters, Fed's QF streak is going to end eventually).

That was a fun match with Rafa at the start though, it's always nice to see a lower ranked player come out and take risks.

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RE: Andrew Murray - 27/5/2013 9:06:34 PM   
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Also, am I imagining this or did ITV not show much tennis on ITV1 last year? I could have sworn they only showed it on ITV4, I've been enjoying the tennis on ITV1 HD today which I'm sure I couldn't do until the final last year.

Good coverage anyway

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RE: Andrew Murray - 28/5/2013 12:56:25 AM   
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Eurosport with Mats Wilander is the way to go - liked the link btw :D

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RE: Andrew Murray - 30/5/2013 11:17:01 PM   
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Djokovic v Dmitrov part 2 - bring it on, could be a real 5 set epic!!!!

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RE: Andrew Murray - 1/6/2013 3:27:24 PM   
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Doubt Djokovic-Dimitrov will go to 5, Grigor ain't fit enough to go 5 rounds with Elastic Man.

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RE: Andrew Murray - 2/6/2013 3:43:00 AM   
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Doubt Djokovic-Dimitrov will go to 5, Grigor ain't fit enough to go 5 rounds with Elastic Man.


It was a bit of an anti-climax in the end unfortunately, with the great Djokovic easing through in straights. How about Tommy Haas though, what a player for his age!

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RE: French Open - 4/6/2013 5:11:58 PM   
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Jim Courier's just quoted Omar from The Wire.

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RE: French Open - 4/6/2013 5:38:12 PM   
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Fantastic result for Tsonga, Iím really pleased for him.

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RE: French Open - 4/6/2013 8:32:33 PM   
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Pleased for Tsonga. Gutted for Fed. I hate saying (even thinking) it but Fed needs to retire. I hope for one more solid Wimbledon and US Open from him - then he needs to hang up his shoes.

Tsonga Ferrer will be an interesting match - looking forward to it.

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RE: French Open - 5/6/2013 6:21:18 PM   
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I'm rooting for Tsonga or Djokovic to win it all on Sunday!

I favour Djokovic in the semi, I know it goes against Nadal's record at the French but I just can't see him beating Nole over a best-of-five match even there. I'll probably be proved wrong but I hope not (don't want to see that boring sod Rafa drearily win again).

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RE: French Open - 5/6/2013 7:15:40 PM   
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A fairly disappointing end to the quarters, all straight set affairs and not particularly competitive. Haas/Djokovic was ok though.

I hope it's Djokovic/Tsonga in the final.

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RE: French Open - 6/6/2013 1:18:34 AM   
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I hope Tsonga makes the Final and doesn't have one of those poor matches against Ferrer who as always will maintain his level. Tsonga certainly has more of a game to cause a possible upset in the Final than Ferrer and will probably make it more of a match than the Spaniard will I feel.

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