The Tennis Thread

Gbspurs

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You'd find a less Partisan crowd if Murray was there! Hard to find a Djokovic fan in there
 

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I wonder if that break of serve swing will be enough to push Djokovic on? So hard to predict but he seems to have the momentum since those 2 match points for Federer
 

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Unbelievable final set. Djok has balls of steel saving 2 championship points on the Federer serve.
 

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Phenomenal stuff this-cliche I know but neither player deserves to lose
 

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Im flicking between the cricket and the tennis quicker than Lisa Ann on pornhub - mightily great sport two great finals
 

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That and the cricket were two of the best finals of sport in ages.

I must be the only one who likes the Serb. He is one tough mofo. I dislike the wimbledon partisan privilege crowd immensely. He had balls of steel to get through that.

Nod to Federer, a gentleman and an amazing sportsman. To lose that graciously after such an epic battle speaks volumes of his character.

A hugely enjoyable final.
 

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That and the cricket were two of the best finals of sport in ages.

I must be the only one who likes the Serb. He is one tough mofo. I dislike the wimbledon partisan privilege crowd immensely. He had balls of steel to get through that.

Nod to Federer, a gentleman and an amazing sportsman. To lose that graciously after such an epic battle speaks volumes of his character.

A hugely enjoyable final.
I want to like him, I really do. And when he's not actually playing, I do like him. He's funny, intelligent; a nice guy.

And he's a brilliant player, and incredible athlete, the best mover on court I've ever seen, and probably the best returner. He's in the right position to hit the shot for hours on end; absolutely unbelievable.

But ever so slightly boring. Which is a terrible thing to say of someone so good, but I'd rather watch Rafa or Roger every day of the week.

(And he does get pissy when he's losing sometimes!)
 

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Epic final both played great and exactly what you want for the final... top two in the world thrashing it out separated only by a tie break at 12-12 in the 5th
I must be the only one who likes the Serb. He is one tough mofo. I dislike the wimbledon partisan privilege crowd immensely. He had balls of steel to get through that.
My take on Novak is that he’s the tennis version of Ronaldo. Incredible talent and one of the best the game has ever seen. He’s just a bit too desperate to be loved without realising that demanding love is a bad look. He lacks the natural warmth that Fed & Nadal both ooze but you can’t take anything away from his success.
 

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I get where you guys are coming from, but I find Federer incredibly monotone. Lifeless almost during his play. Dont get me wrong, it's a trait I also admire, many top athletes are like it when 'doing business'. But for me, as per Arnold's comments, I like Novak because he gets pissy when losing and is marginally more 'enotional'. That said, as proved today, its splitting hairs as they are both phenomenal players.
 

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I get where you guys are coming from, but I find Federer incredibly monotone. Lifeless almost during his play. Dont get me wrong, it's a trait I also admire, many top athletes are like it when 'doing business'. But for me, as per Arnold's comments, I like Novak because he gets pissy when losing and is marginally more 'enotional'. That said, as proved today, its splitting hairs as they are both phenomenal players.
That’s why Rafa’s my favourite, he has the best of both in terms of demeanour and personality
 

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To be honest, Gael Monfils is the best and most entertaining. Would have won it had he not retired injured in his first match - lucky for Novak
 

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What's stopping you?
Just life really, to be honest mate. I barely have any money each week and I'm in the process of a career change so there are just other things that hold priority at the moment. Was starting to slip away from tennis with Sky not having the rights to show the Masters 1000's and such but I do have Amazon Prime and will probably make more of an effort to catch more tennis now. The French Open and Wimbledon have reignited my love for the sport.

My babolat pure drive is picking up dust right now so can't wait to pick that back up once I get myself sorted :)
 

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Quick heads up that Murray is about to start his singles comeback with a tricky start against Gasguet.

Anybody with Amazon Prime can watch it live via Prime (y)
 

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Quick heads up that Murray is about to start his singles comeback with a tricky start against Gasguet.

Anybody with Amazon Prime can watch it live via Prime (y)
It's going to be interesting.

I've bribed Mrs Too with a bottled of Waitrose's finest Pinot Grigio all to herself ...
 
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