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Tennis 2019

Post by degenerasian » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:36 pm

2019 starts on a bummer.

Andy Murray announces his retirement.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.news.c ... 6c3c03abdc

Will play in Australia and hopes to finish at Wimbledon.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by BSF21 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:38 pm

Honestly, good riddance.

He is the whiniest headcase. Great player but I find him excruciating to watch.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by EdRomero » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm

BSF21 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Honestly, good riddance.

He is the whiniest headcase. Great player but I find him excruciating to watch.
100% agreed

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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by degenerasian » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 am

Isner is playing a 7-foot tall American.

He lost the 1st two sets but won the 3rd. As expected all 3 sets were tiebreaks.

Australian Open changed this year to a final set 10 point tiebreak. Thank goodness.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by degenerasian » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am

Isner was up a break and serving for the 4th set at 5-4 and got broken. Lost the match in a 4th set tiebreaker.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by Joe K » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:53 am

So this Aussie Open is a pretty significant breakthrough for the younger generation of players. Tiafoe (age 21) and Tsitsipas (age 20) are already in the quarters — Tsitsipas by virtue of beating Federer. I expect Zverev (age 21) and Coric (age 22) to join them there. Zverev and Tsitsipas should both make the semis, too. We’re probably going to end up with a Djokovic-Nadal final but this is still shaping up as a great tournament for the next generation.

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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:24 pm

Joe K wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:53 am
So this Aussie Open is a pretty significant breakthrough for the younger generation of players. Tiafoe (age 21) and Tsitsipas (age 20) are already in the quarters — Tsitsipas by virtue of beating Federer. I expect Zverev (age 21) and Coric (age 22) to join them there. Zverev and Tsitsipas should both make the semis, too. We’re probably going to end up with a Djokovic-Nadal final but this is still shaping up as a great tournament for the next generation.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by Joe K » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:37 am

Raonic is a good player but that’s a very disappointing loss for Zverev last night. Since 2017, he’s played like a legitimate top-3 player outside of the Slams, but at some point he needs to start backing that up with better showings in the majors. Maybe Tsitsipas can spoil the party but a Djokovic-Nadal final looks almost certain now.

(And yes, I know that the audience for this post is probably just Degen.)

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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by degenerasian » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:51 am

Zverev has a temperament problem. He tries to win every point and gets upset if anything goes wrong.

Who smashes rackets in the first set? The greats sometimes lets a set go 6-0 and moves on.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:55 am

Obligatory...

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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by rass » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:00 am



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