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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



"nourish your sensations"
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by BSF21 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:00 pm

Ok I’ll say what everyone is thinking. Danielle Collins is a straight up hottie.
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by BSF21 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Also what’s with Kvitova screaming like she stepped on a lego after every other point?
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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by Joe K » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:07 am

Joe K wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:13 am
Federer and Nadal should both be very happy that they managed to win 3 more majors over the last two years. Because Djokovic is back in a big way and looks damn near untouchable now. It has to be completely demoralizing to play against him when he’s returning this well because you have to play so well just to hold your service games.
I posted this after last year’s US Open semis, and I think it holds up well! I just caught the very tail end of the final but what an insanely dominant performance. Nadal appeared to be playing his best hardcourt tennis coming into the match and got absolutely steamrolled. Djokovic had 34 winners vs. only 9 errors and a 5-0 edge in service breaks. Federer and Sampras will always be my favorite players of the all-time greats but IMO, a locked-in Djokovic is the most unbeatable player I’ve ever seen. You just cannot beat him in baseline rallies and good luck trying to serve and volley against that return.

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Re: Tennis 2019

Post by sancarlos » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:59 pm

rass wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:00 am


"nourish your sensations"
I don't watch much tennis, but I caught a bit of the Nadal v. Tsitsipas match recently. I said to my wife, "That guy looks like he just walked out of the 1970s tennis era of Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas."
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