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Title: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 12, 2012, 10:54:33 AM
ooh, baby.  australian open coming up.  time for murray to break through and be one the top four dudes who always make it to major semis. 
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: CNS on January 12, 2012, 11:34:47 AM
Murray can go eff himself.

Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 22, 2012, 12:41:24 AM
Man, this crap is on late at night.  Being a tennis fan isn't as easy as I thought it would be. 
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Post by: SwiftCat on January 22, 2012, 01:32:05 AM
Was sad to see Monfis lose yesterday. He's fun to watch, probably my new favorite.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: pissclams on January 22, 2012, 03:36:17 PM
tennis.  a game full of losers, followed by bigger losers.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: SwiftCat on January 22, 2012, 08:22:46 PM
Federer is a classy guy, and also good at tennis.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 22, 2012, 10:25:18 PM
Serena meltdown watch is on.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Pexikan on January 23, 2012, 02:30:38 AM
tennis.  a game full of losers, followed by bigger losers.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: kitten_mittons on January 26, 2012, 07:50:50 AM
tennis.  a game full of losers, followed by bigger losers.
Well that wasn't a very nice thing to say.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: SwiftCat on January 29, 2012, 02:18:50 AM
Go Rafa.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on January 29, 2012, 08:14:40 AM
Speaking of Tennis, I saw a blurb that they're going to spend $2 million dollars updating the outdoor amenities at the rec complex including re-doing all the tennis courts, the athletic department is helping to pay for it so the women's tennis team can move home matches back to campus.

Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 29, 2012, 10:28:48 AM
Man, seems like 2012 picked up right where 2011 left off.  The big joke can't win them all, though, and I will be there when he loses.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: pissclams on January 29, 2012, 11:55:15 AM
whenever i think of tennis, i think of the old albert einstein quote he had about tennis-

Quote from: albert einstein
tennis is for losers
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 29, 2012, 12:57:37 PM
keep trying, fattytrollers.  you'll break him down eventually.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: fatty fat fat on January 29, 2012, 03:58:05 PM
Serena meltdown watch is on.

her presser after the match was pathetic.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 29, 2012, 06:09:14 PM
dear god what i would do to have a young andre agassi-like american to root for.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: SwiftCat on January 30, 2012, 11:48:13 PM
dear god what i would do to have a young andre agassi-like american to root for.

Yeah it sucks when all the americans lose early. I've decided that I'm going to root for Monfis. He's a french guy that hotdog's his way through every match. Very fun to watch.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: SdK on February 06, 2012, 12:02:08 AM
Speaking of Tennis, I saw a blurb that they're going to spend $2 million dollars updating the outdoor amenities at the rec complex including re-doing all the tennis courts, the athletic department is helping to pay for it so the women's tennis team can move home matches back to campus.




Good. Wamego sucks anyway.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on August 16, 2012, 04:57:17 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Fedor on August 16, 2012, 05:02:09 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.
Sounds awful, t's &p's.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on August 16, 2012, 05:08:57 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.


Good job supporting K-State.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on August 16, 2012, 06:13:54 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.

Do you live in the Nati?

Edit:  I just saw you live five hours from Manhattan.  Don't trash the Nati.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on August 16, 2012, 09:14:37 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.

Do you live in the Nati?

Edit:  I just saw you live five hours from Manhattan.  Don't trash the Nati.

Went to NYC, stopping over in Cincy on the way home. Not doing anything besides going to a couple sessions at the tennis center in Mason and hoping back on a plane home. Saw the stadiums down by the river, looked like a really nice setup. Do you live up here?
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on August 16, 2012, 09:32:06 PM
Currently sitting perfectly at midcourt, row 14 watching #7 Berdych play # 19 Raonic. In an hour I'm heading over to center court to watch Djokovic destroy some guy.

Do you live in the Nati?

Edit:  I just saw you live five hours from Manhattan.  Don't trash the Nati.

Went to NYC, stopping over in Cincy on the way home. Not doing anything besides going to a couple sessions at the tennis center in Mason and hoping back on a plane home. Saw the stadiums down by the river, looked like a really nice setup. Do you live up here?

Yeah, I'll be at the womens semis on Saturday evening.  I think Toby Keith just opened a restaurant down there by the river if that's your sort of thing.   
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on August 16, 2012, 10:49:31 PM
Saw Nadal pulled out of US Open.  Good.  I hate that guy.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Teddy_Westside on August 17, 2012, 08:07:23 PM
I got Chris Fowler's signature on my Cincinnati ticket.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on August 18, 2012, 11:36:06 PM
Okay, so this writer, Brian Phillips, was at Wimbledon and wrote something about Serena's hair that described it as a warm comfy place that he would have liked to hide in when he was a child.  When I read it, I was like, "WTF?". Well, i saw Serena tonight and I had a hard time taking my eyes off of her hair.  It was ... inviting?
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Benja on September 04, 2012, 06:03:10 PM
rough ridin' pumped for this roddick match
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 05, 2012, 02:20:51 PM
Now a huge Marion Bartoli fan, she's fun to watch.

Also going to the Open was amazing, the best sporting event I have ever attended.  I can't wait to go back, would be an amazing trip with a group of buddies.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Belvis Noland on September 05, 2012, 02:49:12 PM
Went to the US Open in '10 for the Men's Semifinal pairing Federer/Djokovic & Nadal/Youzhny.  It was pretty Elite.  Was also on 9/11, so there was that. 

If I ever go back, I'll go at the beginning of the tourney instead of the tail-end so as to see a lot more tennis.  Semis were great matches, but the place was pretty much abandoned except for Arthur Ashe.  Would love to see a night match and experience the energy and activity of that place in the opening rounds.

   
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 05, 2012, 03:14:46 PM
Went to the US Open in '10 for the Men's Semifinal pairing Federer/Djokovic & Nadal/Youzhny.  It was pretty Elite.  Was also on 9/11, so there was that. 

If I ever go back, I'll go at the beginning of the tourney instead of the tail-end so as to see a lot more tennis.  Semis were great matches, but the place was pretty much abandoned except for Arthur Ashe.  Would love to see a night match and experience the energy and activity of that place in the opening rounds.

   

I went on the night session of Day 1.  Lucked out that some of the day sessions were postponed by rain so I got to see a lot of tennis.  I saw matches on 7 different courts.  Got there at 6PM and left at 1:30 am.  Watching matches on the side courts was amazing.  I just wish I wasn't stopping through on my way to somewhere else, I'd love to go for a few days, I didn't even get a chance to go to the fan experience.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 05, 2012, 04:33:38 PM
I saw matches on 7 different courts.  Got there at 6PM and left at 1:30 am.  Watching matches on the side courts was amazing. 
If you like tennis, this is the underrated part about going to tournaments.  A few weeks ago I watched the current #16 and #19 play a close 3-setter (this was a best of 3 tournament) from the 2nd row at mid-court in between watching Federer and Dvokovic in the stands of the main court.  Also with tennis, those matches are worth serious $$, so they are really into it.  In that Raonic/Wawrinka match I referenced earlier the winner got $75K more for playing in that tournament than the loser.  I imagine going from court to court watching the 4th and 5th sets of matches at the US Open is even more amazing. 
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 05, 2012, 05:50:14 PM
I saw matches on 7 different courts.  Got there at 6PM and left at 1:30 am.  Watching matches on the side courts was amazing. 
If you like tennis, this is the underrated part about going to tournaments.  A few weeks ago I watched the current #16 and #19 play a close 3-setter (this was a best of 3 tournament) from the 2nd row at mid-court in between watching Federer and Dvokovic in the stands of the main court.  Also with tennis, those matches are worth serious $$, so they are really into it.  In that Raonic/Wawrinka match I referenced earlier the winner got $75K more for playing in that tournament than the loser.  I imagine going from court to court watching the 4th and 5th sets of matches at the US Open is even more amazing.

I would think it would be cool for non tennis fans.  Being so close to high level athletics is very cool.  One of the side courts I sat at two guys by the name of Denis Istomin and Jurgen Zopp.  There couldn't have been more than 50 people watching and most of those 50 were friends, family, and coaches of the players.  Zopp is from Estonia and there were about 20 people wildin' out with Estonia flags, face paint, etc.  It was a close match and every point was very intense.  Zopp won the match and when it was over he ran into the Estonians in tears, it was like he just won the tournament or the Davis Cup.  He just won the first round but it was the biggest win of his life and it was a really cool moment.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 05, 2012, 10:35:22 PM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2012, 07:15:18 AM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying

mrs. dave is a rog feds fan based on his sexiness alone
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: wabash909 on September 06, 2012, 08:26:19 AM
I love the way he's always running his hand through his hair and tucking it into his headband between points.  It's one of the more sexy things about Roger Federer.

Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2012, 08:34:13 AM
I love the way he's always running his hand through his hair and tucking it into his headband between points.  It's one of the more sexy things about Roger Federer.

def
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: EMAWican on September 06, 2012, 08:38:34 AM
One of the more elite aspects of great tennis players is the fact that the dominant arm is always considerably hulkish compared to the other.  Federer and Nadal espesh.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 06, 2012, 10:00:44 AM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying

The fans are annoying, but he is a good guy who deserves to have all the fans.  The way he acted during the match was night-and-day from the way the Williams sisters handled themselves. 
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2012, 10:30:20 AM
need to get rid of your last second available US Open ticket?  obviously posting on the GPC premium board is the solution

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Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2012, 10:39:49 AM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying

The fans are annoying, but he is a good guy who deserves to have all the fans.  The way he acted during the match was night-and-day from the way the Williams sisters handled themselves.

wut?  Comment seems unnecessary and misplaced.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2012, 10:49:38 AM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying

The fans are annoying, but he is a good guy who deserves to have all the fans.  The way he acted during the match was night-and-day from the way the Williams sisters handled themselves.

wut?  Comment seems unnecessary and misplaced.

I like where this is heading.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 06, 2012, 10:59:23 AM
RF got worked.  Also his fans/groupies are plentiful & incredibly annoying

The fans are annoying, but he is a good guy who deserves to have all the fans.  The way he acted during the match was night-and-day from the way the Williams sisters handled themselves.

wut?  Comment seems unnecessary and misplaced.

Sorry, needed more context.  The Williams sisters fans/groupies were just as plentiful & annoying as Roger's fans at the tourny in Cincy.  The difference was Roger acted like a geniuenly nice guy.  As an example, I watched ~10 matches over 2 days.  Every player during those matches constantly had the ball boys bring them their towel.  Every person would use the towel while facing the ball boys, then hand or toss it back.  Both the sisters constantly turned around, walked away, then just dropped it at their feet.  Whenever Venus would serve and lose a point, like clockwork on her next serve she would toss the ball off center then let it drop.  Every point she lost she pouted.  For some reason the fans loved her.  Serena was supposed to play on the main court at 1:00 PM, but she didn't get to the stadium until 2:00, putting everyone 1.5 behind (this royally messed up the day/night session ticketing).  During the match, which she lost, she had a nice meltdown where she shattered her racket.  Also, prior to serving everyone always got 3 or 4 balls, kept 2, and hit the others back to the ball boys.  Serena never did this, she always dropped the ball right behind her.  Both just acted like brats the entire time, but the fans didn't care. 

Prior to that I always liked Venus and was indifferent about Serena.  I could never bring myself to root for her just because of the physical advantage she had over everyone.  It felt like rooting for the Yankees.  Plus the media fawns over both of them as well.  During Serena's match last night Pam Shriver was gushing over Serena saying she's only had 2 meltdowns in her career and both were at the US Open, but I watched her do it 2 weeks ago in a loss.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2012, 11:31:28 AM
I'm glad you clarified that because I was about to completely light you up, your first statement didn't play well.  You started whining about the Williams sisters when the topic was RF's groupies.  Certainly whatever reason Serena showed up late was okay with the tournament officials and the WTA.  It was a sanctioned event that has rules, you can't show up when you want to.  If she was 90 minutes late she would have been withdrawn from the tournament & fined.  Also why can't I find an article, blog entry, or even a story comment about this delay?

As for not liking her because she pouts, you must not like a lot of tennis players.  Sharapova is the biggest pouter ever, more tennis players pout than the alternative. 

Also fans and the media fall all over her because she's won 14 goddamned majors and 4 gold medals.  She's unquestionably the greatest women's player of all time.

If you want to dislike her because she is an bad person to lines people, that's fine.  Not liking her because she's done the work to be the most physically imposing player ever yet quick and fit is really dumb.  Venus Williams is the most harmless, benign, boring star player on the tour.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 06, 2012, 12:21:24 PM
I'm glad you clarified that because I was about to completely light you up, your first statement didn't play well.  You started whining about the Williams sisters when the topic was RF's groupies.  Certainly whatever reason Serena showed up late was okay with the tournament officials and the WTA.  It was a sanctioned event that has rules, you can't show up when you want to.  If she was 90 minutes late she would have been withdrawn from the tournament & fined.  Also why can't I find an article, blog entry, or even a story comment about this delay?

As for not liking her because she pouts, you must not like a lot of tennis players.  Sharapova is the biggest pouter ever, more tennis players pout than the alternative. 

Also fans and the media fall all over her because she's won 14 goddamned majors and 4 gold medals.  She's unquestionably the greatest women's player of all time.

If you want to dislike her because she is an bad person to lines people, that's fine.  Not liking her because she's done the work to be the most physically imposing player ever yet quick and fit is really dumb.  Venus Williams is the most harmless, benign, boring star player on the tour.

Serena wasn't punish for being late because the fans would have majorly revolted.  By the rules, she should have been, but the paying customers would have burned the place down.  I would have agreed with you on Venus before watching her play.  My point (and I admit my first post looked bad) is I was surprised by how much their fans let that stuff go.  I also don't really care for Sharapova either, but I know alot of tennis fans that don't for the same reasons I came out of Cincy not really caring for the Williams sisters.  They get a pass because they are American (which is understandable).

I also agree with you that the fans fall all over her because she's won 14 grandslams and 4 gold medals, but they do the same for Roger because he's arguably the greatest of all time.  That's my original point their fans are equally as annoying for the same reason as Roger's, but when I saw it in person I was surprised with what their fans had to let pass compared to Roger's, espeically because a chunk of them complain about Sharapova for some of the same reasons. 
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2012, 12:34:01 PM
From what I see over the years in the clips that come on between the end of PTI and the PTI thing that comes on about 25 minutes into the 5pm (central, majority of KS time) SportsCenter, Serena Williams says some pretty retarded crap.

Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2012, 12:48:48 PM
Hamburgular do you play?
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 06, 2012, 12:53:44 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2012, 12:57:13 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 

fatty would've kicked your ass hardest.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2012, 01:03:28 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off.

Do you live near Cincinnati?  Any Wichitans reading this know of a good ladder/league here?
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2012, 01:20:32 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 

fatty would've kicked your ass hardest.

you get hamburglar off the boards and he'll tell you a couple pretty great fatty/fatty fam stories  :thumbs:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2012, 01:26:50 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 

fatty would've kicked your ass hardest.

you get hamburglar off the boards and he'll tell you a couple pretty great fatty/fatty fam stories  :thumbs:

He was at MOAP3 but I don't remember any stories.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 06, 2012, 01:50:33 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 

fatty would've kicked your ass hardest.

you get hamburglar off the boards and he'll tell you a couple pretty great fatty/fatty fam stories  :thumbs:

He was at MOAP3 but I don't remember any stories.

Someone give me the details of MOAP3.1 and remind me.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2012, 02:05:45 PM
Hamburgular do you play?

I did.  I don't play much anymore.  Since I moved to I've only met people who don't play at all or who play all the time and kick my ass.  I did recently find out that the town I live in has a ladder system, so I think I'm going to jump into that now that it's cooling off. 

fatty would've kicked your ass hardest.

you get hamburglar off the boards and he'll tell you a couple pretty great fatty/fatty fam stories  :thumbs:

He was at MOAP3 but I don't remember any stories.

Someone give me the details of MOAP3.1 and remind me.

There is no MOAP3.1.  :lol:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2012, 02:12:30 PM
hamburg, pm'd MOAP details on the way
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Teddy_Westside on September 07, 2012, 12:06:28 AM
I'm glad you clarified that because I was about to completely light you up, your first statement didn't play well.  You started whining about the Williams sisters when the topic was RF's groupies.  Certainly whatever reason Serena showed up late was okay with the tournament officials and the WTA.  It was a sanctioned event that has rules, you can't show up when you want to.  If she was 90 minutes late she would have been withdrawn from the tournament & fined.  Also why can't I find an article, blog entry, or even a story comment about this delay?

As for not liking her because she pouts, you must not like a lot of tennis players.  Sharapova is the biggest pouter ever, more tennis players pout than the alternative. 

Also fans and the media fall all over her because she's won 14 goddamned majors and 4 gold medals.  She's unquestionably the greatest women's player of all time.

If you want to dislike her because she is an bad person to lines people, that's fine.  Not liking her because she's done the work to be the most physically imposing player ever yet quick and fit is really dumb.  Venus Williams is the most harmless, benign, boring star player on the tour.

Serena wasn't punish for being late because the fans would have majorly revolted.  By the rules, she should have been, but the paying customers would have burned the place down.  I would have agreed with you on Venus before watching her play.  My point (and I admit my first post looked bad) is I was surprised by how much their fans let that stuff go.  I also don't really care for Sharapova either, but I know alot of tennis fans that don't for the same reasons I came out of Cincy not really caring for the Williams sisters.  They get a pass because they are American (which is understandable).

I also agree with you that the fans fall all over her because she's won 14 grandslams and 4 gold medals, but they do the same for Roger because he's arguably the greatest of all time.  That's my original point their fans are equally as annoying for the same reason as Roger's, but when I saw it in person I was surprised with what their fans had to let pass compared to Roger's, espeically because a chunk of them complain about Sharapova for some of the same reasons.

From what I remember of this Serena started an hour late becuase ESPN wanted to show the finish of Venus' match because it was close and a very good match.  Center court was running on two hour splits and the match before it ended about 10 or 15 min before the next match was scheduled to start so they had some wiggle room and decided that showing Venus' match to the end and all of Serena's was more beneficial than starting all of the matches exactly on time espically when they already have plans when matches last longer than two hours which is why the schedule says, for example, that a match will start not beore 1:00 pm, meaning that it could start later.  Although, I don't think that they expected the match to start an hour later, I'm guessing they thought it would take 20-30 min max.  I seem to remember one of the players on Venus' match making an unexpected push at the end of the match.

Still, I'm not a fan of the Williams sisters but I was sitting in Center Court as this happened and this is what I remember of it.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 07, 2012, 12:22:07 PM
I'm glad you clarified that because I was about to completely light you up, your first statement didn't play well.  You started whining about the Williams sisters when the topic was RF's groupies.  Certainly whatever reason Serena showed up late was okay with the tournament officials and the WTA.  It was a sanctioned event that has rules, you can't show up when you want to.  If she was 90 minutes late she would have been withdrawn from the tournament & fined.  Also why can't I find an article, blog entry, or even a story comment about this delay?

As for not liking her because she pouts, you must not like a lot of tennis players.  Sharapova is the biggest pouter ever, more tennis players pout than the alternative. 

Also fans and the media fall all over her because she's won 14 goddamned majors and 4 gold medals.  She's unquestionably the greatest women's player of all time.

If you want to dislike her because she is an bad person to lines people, that's fine.  Not liking her because she's done the work to be the most physically imposing player ever yet quick and fit is really dumb.  Venus Williams is the most harmless, benign, boring star player on the tour.

Serena wasn't punish for being late because the fans would have majorly revolted.  By the rules, she should have been, but the paying customers would have burned the place down.  I would have agreed with you on Venus before watching her play.  My point (and I admit my first post looked bad) is I was surprised by how much their fans let that stuff go.  I also don't really care for Sharapova either, but I know alot of tennis fans that don't for the same reasons I came out of Cincy not really caring for the Williams sisters.  They get a pass because they are American (which is understandable).

I also agree with you that the fans fall all over her because she's won 14 grandslams and 4 gold medals, but they do the same for Roger because he's arguably the greatest of all time.  That's my original point their fans are equally as annoying for the same reason as Roger's, but when I saw it in person I was surprised with what their fans had to let pass compared to Roger's, espeically because a chunk of them complain about Sharapova for some of the same reasons.

From what I remember of this Serena started an hour late becuase ESPN wanted to show the finish of Venus' match because it was close and a very good match.  Center court was running on two hour splits and the match before it ended about 10 or 15 min before the next match was scheduled to start so they had some wiggle room and decided that showing Venus' match to the end and all of Serena's was more beneficial than starting all of the matches exactly on time espically when they already have plans when matches last longer than two hours which is why the schedule says, for example, that a match will start not beore 1:00 pm, meaning that it could start later.  Although, I don't think that they expected the match to start an hour later, I'm guessing they thought it would take 20-30 min max.  I seem to remember one of the players on Venus' match making an unexpected push at the end of the match.

Still, I'm not a fan of the Williams sisters but I was sitting in Center Court as this happened and this is what I remember of it.

Serena was late.  I talked to one of the officials while walking over to Serena's court from Venus's.  Also,  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 09, 2012, 10:20:54 PM
(http://cdn.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/serena_williams2012-us-open-trophy-med-wide.jpg)

The best :love:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: kim carnes on September 09, 2012, 10:30:50 PM
(http://cdn.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/serena_williams2012-us-open-trophy-med-wide.jpg)

The best :love:

was a great match
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 09, 2012, 10:38:35 PM
(http://cdn.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/serena_williams2012-us-open-trophy-med-wide.jpg)

The best :love:

was a great match

I left after the first set & recorded the rest of the match because I thought Vika we going to get beat 6-2 6-1.  I just finished watching, man it was awesome.  I really like Vika.  I don't like her awkward mannerisms or the constant shots of her smelly looking boyfriend though.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2012, 04:42:26 PM
Watching these assholes play is pissing me off.  If they don't get anything off of the first serve they are just playing the ball to the middle of the court waiting for their opponent to make an unforced error.  A 90 minute set isn't intense, its gutless tennis.  :flush:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 18, 2013, 11:18:48 PM
Tennis is great.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 18, 2013, 11:26:40 PM
I've stayed up until 3:00ish every night this week.  Totally love all the grand slam events and how they're shown live at all hours.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: 3maw on January 20, 2013, 01:56:07 PM


FYSW!! SO close, wawrinka,  and you can't help but blow it again. djokovic plays a terrible game for 5 hours and still wins it. terrible.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on January 23, 2013, 10:40:13 AM
Anyone watch the Sloane/Serena match?  Any thoughts?  Can she me the next dominate American femail tennis player?  I hope so.   :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 23, 2013, 11:23:05 AM
Serena is getting too old.  Sloane will probably get murdered by Azerenka.  But, yeah, Sloane is big time.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: 8manpick on January 23, 2013, 12:29:51 PM
I mean, Serena is (has been) obviously on steroids or growth hormone or whatever right?  If you saw her and a linebacker from the thighs down I'm not sure you could tell the difference.  Her arms look like David Hoskins'.
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on January 23, 2013, 03:42:24 PM
Guys, it's 2013 now . . .
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 24, 2013, 10:41:56 AM
 :sdeek:

http://deadspin.com/5978612/this-is-what-serena-williamss-ankle-looks-like?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 24, 2013, 10:43:58 AM
Guys, it's 2013 now . . .

Fixed
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 24, 2013, 12:18:26 PM
pretty butthurt that Federer-Murray is on at 2:30 in the morning tomorrow. pretty sad too.  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2012 tennis
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on January 24, 2013, 03:59:03 PM
:sdeek:

http://deadspin.com/5978612/this-is-what-serena-williamss-ankle-looks-like?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

She should probably get some ice on that, and maybe a cast.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 24, 2013, 10:42:24 PM
How about Vika taking advantage of the stupid MTO rule? And my guy Jo Willie not able to get over the hump :cry:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 24, 2013, 11:25:12 PM
pretty butthurt that Federer-Murray is on at 2:30 in the morning tomorrow. pretty sad too.  :frown:

There's a replay on in the afternoon.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 24, 2013, 11:37:06 PM
How about Vika taking advantage of the stupid MTO rule?

This is only my second year watching, but I remember almost the exact same situation last year.  Can't remember the match, but it was an obvious abuse.  I also remember several times when a player would have the trainer give them a rub down on the court when it seemed that their primary motivation was just to stop the match in order to regroup.  So, I mean, my reaction is like, "it happens," and I wonder why they talk about it like it's so shocking and controversial.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 24, 2013, 11:40:14 PM
How about Vika taking advantage of the stupid MTO rule?

This is only my second year watching, but I remember almost the exact same situation last year.  Can't remember the match, but it was an obvious abuse.  I also remember several times when a player would have the trainer give them a rub down on the court when it seemed that their primary motivation was just to stop the match in order to regroup.  So, I mean, my reaction is like, "it happens," and I wonder why they talk about it like it's so shocking and controversial.

I thought Serena was faking right up until I saw that deadspin post this afternoon.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 24, 2013, 11:47:20 PM
How about Vika taking advantage of the stupid MTO rule?

This is only my second year watching, but I remember almost the exact same situation last year.  Can't remember the match, but it was an obvious abuse.  I also remember several times when a player would have the trainer give them a rub down on the court when it seemed that their primary motivation was just to stop the match in order to regroup.  So, I mean, my reaction is like, "it happens," and I wonder why they talk about it like it's so shocking and controversial.

I thought Serena was faking right up until I saw that deadspin post this afternoon.

Did you see the Deadspin post about people calling Serena Sloane's mentor?  Amazing. 
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 25, 2013, 08:58:28 AM
federer  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: 3maw on January 25, 2013, 08:59:47 AM
federer  :frown:

MURRAY!!  :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 25, 2013, 09:02:18 AM
federer  :frown:

MURRAY!!  :excited:
yeah, murray's okay. fed's my fave though.  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 25, 2013, 09:03:48 AM
GO MURRAY OVER DJOKER THOUGH!  :D
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 25, 2013, 09:21:55 AM
I liked Murray better when everyone thought he was an ass.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 25, 2013, 01:10:38 PM
Yeah, Murray's a whiny dick but I like him.

Roger




Murray
Djokovic

Hate Nadal
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2013, 05:22:21 PM
The Djoker better win this. Murray being the best player in the game is really sucky for mens tennis.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on January 25, 2013, 08:27:55 PM
The other night I flipped on Fox Sports MW and rough ridin' Jim Courrier was playing John McEnroe in tennis. The weird thing was it wasn't a replay of an old match, it was these two old fuckers playing tennis in slow motion in present day.

That's when I was reminded only only like watching tight eastern European babes play tennis.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: bones129 on January 25, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
The other night I flipped on Fox Sports MW and rough ridin' Jim Courrier was playing John McEnroe in tennis. The weird thing was it wasn't a replay of an old match, it was these two old fuckers playing tennis in slow motion in present day.

That's when I was reminded only only like watching tight eastern European babes play tennis.

Agreed. Why settle for old, wrinkly has-been tennis dudes playing when tight, svelte Eurobabes are available?  :dance:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: SwiftCat on June 03, 2013, 06:58:12 PM
Mods, Pls change thread title to 2013. T-Y Swifty

I've been enjoying the French Open so far. I'm like all of the top guys (Djok, Fed, Rafa) but I would root for Roger over the other two. I really just enjoy watching high level tennis.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: scottwildcat on June 03, 2013, 07:14:18 PM
Mods, Pls change thread title to 2013. T-Y Swifty

I've been enjoying the French Open so far. I'm like all of the top guys (Djok, Fed, Rafa) but I would root for Roger over the other two. I really just enjoy watching high level tennis.

high level tennis is fun AF to watch.
Title: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 03, 2013, 07:30:51 PM
My dad told me that Tsonga's style reminds him of James Blake.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 03, 2013, 08:31:01 PM
Looks like we might get "steve dave semis." (Seeds 1-4.)
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on June 04, 2013, 01:25:34 AM
steve dave semis are the only way to go.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: michigancat on June 08, 2013, 10:07:14 AM
So do the French hate Serena or something? What an awkward crowd.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2013, 10:19:09 AM
My dad told me that Tsonga's style reminds him of James Blake.

:sdeek: I don't really see that

Incidentally my tennis irl friends call me Tsonga, although it's a little racist, I suppose it applies I play a similar style and have a similar temperament on the court, frequently swearing at myself when I hit frequent awful shots.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2013, 10:25:35 AM
So do the French hate Serena or something? What an awkward crowd.

Yep. Yep.

I hate the French Open, terrible major, obviously an afterthought considering its placement on the tennis calendar.  Bring on Wimbledon.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on June 08, 2013, 10:27:37 AM
Serena's French! :love: :love:
Title: Re: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: CNS on June 08, 2013, 10:28:45 AM
So do the French hate Serena or something? What an awkward crowd.

Yep. Yep.

I hate the French Open, terrible major, obviously an afterthought considering its placement on the tennis calendar.  Bring on Wimbledon.

Its my second fav to Wimbledon.  I like how diff the clay makes the game.   Wouldn't want to watch any more than the one major on it,  though.   
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 20, 2013, 10:52:26 PM
Wimbledon!
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: hemmy on June 24, 2013, 12:15:07 PM
Well, well, well, Nadal.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on June 24, 2013, 12:19:44 PM
come on, fed! holy crap!
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 25, 2013, 01:17:43 AM
Well, well, well, Nadal.

 :lol: clay court loser
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 25, 2013, 07:00:56 AM
Nadal's won Wimbledon, though.  (Twice?) So, it's not like he can only play on clay.  No way he should have lost so early both this year and last.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on June 26, 2013, 02:19:57 PM
Federer  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 26, 2013, 02:26:41 PM
All hell is breaking loose.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on June 26, 2013, 04:11:00 PM
I don't like it one bit.
Title: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on June 26, 2013, 04:12:00 PM
Brits are going to lose their crap if Andy does this. LOSE IT!
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on June 26, 2013, 06:33:03 PM
Murray's time. :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 28, 2013, 12:52:00 AM
Tennis is the only sports where gobs of upsets in a tournament is horrible.  Nothing worse than seeing Petra Kitova and Stan Wawrinka types playing the second weekend.
Title: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: felix rex on June 28, 2013, 02:31:02 AM
Personally, I feel this way about seeing Wichita State and La Salle play each other in the tourney.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on June 28, 2013, 07:17:54 AM
Tennis is the only sports where gobs of upsets in a tournament is horrible.  Nothing worse than seeing Petra Kitova and Stan Wawrinka types playing the second weekend.

my thing is that I usually only watch the semis/final anyway. so, as a casual fan, I'm either hoping Murray gets this done to watch the crowd lose their crap or hoping murray implodes against some pud to watch the crowd lose their crap. either one is fine.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on July 03, 2013, 01:43:52 PM
Murray just came back from 2 sets down to win. Lots of crowd crap losing going on in the 5th.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on July 06, 2013, 08:40:26 AM
Lisicki choking big time.  Trying not to cry.
Title: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 06, 2013, 09:40:05 AM
Wish Murray was matched up with some pud instead of an emotionless eastern bloc Ivan Drago tennis machine.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on July 06, 2013, 10:37:49 AM
Wish Murray was matched up with some pud instead of an emotionless eastern bloc Ivan Drago tennis machine.

 :confused:

Sidenote, Bob & Mike need to get it together
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on July 07, 2013, 10:21:13 AM
Hoo boy.  Pressure's on Djoker.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 07, 2013, 10:59:44 AM
Hoo boy.  Pressure's on Djoker.

maybe not for long  :surprised:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:12:01 AM
COME ON ENGLAND!
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 07, 2013, 11:13:53 AM
crap losing about to happen  :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:14:43 AM
They are going to flip the eff out. 
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 07, 2013, 11:15:21 AM
I don't like Djo.  Don't know why.  Not a visceral hatred, like I have for Nadal,
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:16:51 AM
It's hard to land those first serves when you balls are in your throat.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 07, 2013, 11:17:22 AM
Tim Henneman has to be so pissed right now.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 07, 2013, 11:18:30 AM
I like that they don't say anything during the match points
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:21:06 AM
"DEEEEE-UCE" So brittishy. 
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Jesus, land a decent first serve, pal.  :don'tcare:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 07, 2013, 11:22:27 AM
lol if Djoker comes back and wins this thing. would be so Murray'ish
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:24:46 AM
SHHHHHHHH

That was awesome.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 07, 2013, 11:24:58 AM
HISTORY
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 07, 2013, 11:26:15 AM
Just soak this in, Andy.

Hell, I'd just get a drink and a lawn chair and let them metaphorically blow me while I sat there.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Pete on July 07, 2013, 11:26:42 AM
Loved seeing the cop and the soldier break their composure for an instant and slap him on the back.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 07, 2013, 11:32:43 AM
Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler?  In suits?

What in the Hell is going on here?
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on July 07, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Andy Murray at the clubs tonight:

 :dance:   
Title: Re: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Rams on July 07, 2013, 11:36:43 AM
Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler?  In suits?

What in the Hell is going on here?
that's what my wife just said. I get butler but wtf was Bradley Cooper doing there...and they were both in suits.

also how can you not love djokovic? appreciates his place in history even if was a shitty place.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on July 07, 2013, 05:26:05 PM
Just amazing that these humans have trained their bodies to make such a hard sport look so easy.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on July 09, 2013, 07:07:07 AM
I don't like Djo.  Don't know why.  Not a visceral hatred, like I have for Nadal,

I feel the same way about Murray,  I like Djoker and was really sad he lost that 3rd set because Murray would have surely lost the 4th too. We would have seen the British disown him again, this time mid match.

How great was Kim Clijsters a few years ago when she mimicked Nadal for cramping? Of course Nadal in true Nadal style got butthurt.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2013, 07:19:35 AM
yeah, djoker is great. seems like a legitimately awesome human being. nadal is so spanish. of course my preconceived notions of all spanish athletes originate with nadal and sergio so maybe I'm not being fair to the entire country. I'm pretty meh on Murray. don't really like him but liked the Wimbledon story line. now that's shot for the next 70 years though. love rog feds but he's washed up (relative to young rog feds)
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Spaces on July 09, 2013, 10:15:30 AM
young rog feds was bitb and i liked baby pete samps so much
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: asava on July 09, 2013, 11:18:12 AM
young rog feds was bitb and i liked baby pete samps so much

how could you not love those eyebrows.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2013, 11:32:28 AM
I was never a big sampras fan for some reason. I don't know why. maybe because I was a big aggasi fan? remember his shoe? I think I lost my crap to my mom until she bought them for me before little kid tennis camp one summer.

(http://cdn.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/nike-air-tech-challenge-hybrid-agassi.jpg)
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: asava on July 09, 2013, 12:35:33 PM
Those are incredible. I don't know which ones I like more, those or...

(http://the-slice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BMP3SS-1.jpg)
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: Panjandrum on July 09, 2013, 09:56:58 PM
I was never a big sampras fan for some reason. I don't know why. maybe because I was a big aggasi fan? remember his shoe? I think I lost my crap to my mom until she bought them for me before little kid tennis camp one summer.

(http://cdn.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/nike-air-tech-challenge-hybrid-agassi.jpg)

I strolled to the racquet club in my Agassi line shoes, shorts, shirt, Head racquet bag, and an arsenal of Head Radical OS racquets because he was God to me.

Hell, I was a baseliner because he was.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: asava on July 09, 2013, 11:05:31 PM
I was never a big sampras fan for some reason. I don't know why. maybe because I was a big aggasi fan? remember his shoe? I think I lost my crap to my mom until she bought them for me before little kid tennis camp one summer.

(http://cdn.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/nike-air-tech-challenge-hybrid-agassi.jpg)

I strolled to the racquet club in my Agassi line shoes, shorts, shirt, Head racquet bag, and an arsenal of Head Radical OS racquets because he was God to me.

Hell, I was a baseliner because he was.

let's face it, you were a baseliner b/c you were a pussy.  :don'tcare:
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on August 15, 2013, 09:25:41 PM
Federer/Nadal is 15 min from my house tomorrow night.  I should probably try to go.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: asava on August 16, 2013, 02:18:50 PM
Federer/Nadal is 15 min from my house tomorrow night.  I should probably try to go.

Asavamom was at that tourney yesterday, said there was some great tennis.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: TheHamburglar on August 17, 2013, 02:39:49 PM
Federer/Nadal is 15 min from my house tomorrow night.  I should probably try to go.

Asavamom was at that tourney yesterday, said there was some great tennis.

I went last year.  Great tourney to go to.  Big players are there.  There are the perfect amount of fans.  Enough fans to make it a good environment, but you can go from court-to-court very easy and watch some great players up close.  It's also a very nice facility with plenty of concessions and vendors.  If you like tennis it's a great way to spend a couple of days relaxing and enjoying it.   
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on September 07, 2013, 11:52:50 AM
Djoker is really struggling.  Definitely Nadal's year.
Title: Re: here comes 2013 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 16, 2014, 10:37:26 PM
107 degrees today, 111 tomorrow.   :Sweat:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: michigancat on January 16, 2014, 10:41:59 PM
107 degrees today, 111 tomorrow.   :Sweat:

my lesbian aunts are there. Looks fun but they're complaining about the heat. They've now been to every grand slam, pretty cool.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 16, 2014, 10:53:37 PM
107 degrees today, 111 tomorrow.   :Sweat:

my lesbian aunts are there. Looks fun but they're complaining about the heat. They've now been to every grand slam, pretty cool.

I've thought about doing that when I'm older and have lots of time on my hands.  I've only been to one tournament, but it was super laid back (even moreso than baseball) and had tons of booze of all kinds.  And there are so many matches that you can come and go as you please.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 22, 2014, 09:29:01 PM
Federer/Nadal at 3:30 a.m.  Fuuuuuuuck that.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 23, 2014, 02:11:53 AM
Federer/Nadal at 3:30 a.m.  Fuuuuuuuck that.

Hate the Aussie Open just for this. I tried to stay up for the Tsonga/Federer match earlier this week after the highly entertaining Nadal/Nishikori match but didn't make the 4AM start, I set the dvr only to come back to it later to see that ESPN switched the network. :bang:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Powercat Posse on January 23, 2014, 10:59:38 PM
Nadal definitely has to be the fav tonight.  Roger has to serve incredible like he has been all tourney.   He has won 85% of his 1st serve pts.  In 21 service games, Murray only had 1 game where he had a break point.  In the previous match, Tsonga was only 0-1 on break pts the entire match. 
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 24, 2014, 01:42:35 AM
Blisters tho. Go Switzerland
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 25, 2014, 10:33:37 AM
(http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/c2/d9/0,,12781~11852226,00.jpg)
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 26, 2014, 09:54:50 AM
Nadal got WORKED  :D
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 26, 2014, 11:40:44 AM
wawrinka is gross all the way from his name to his neck beard. sucks that he won.

very, very happy for li. she seems wonderful.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 26, 2014, 12:51:25 PM
I'm not ready for my favorite athletes to be old balls (Rog Feds and Tiger in golf)  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: ChiCat on January 26, 2014, 12:54:58 PM
wawrinka is gross all the way from his name to his neck beard. sucks that he won.

very, very happy for li. she seems wonderful.

I just was her trophy presentation and post-interview with subtitles at the gym.  She seemed delightful.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on January 27, 2014, 11:37:18 AM
Nadal got WORKED  :D

sucks that he re-aggravated his back, but good on Wawrinka.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on February 01, 2014, 10:24:22 PM
Although Sam Querrey is a choker and will be the cause of us losing, the Davis Cup is in Petco Park in San Diego this weekend and it looks amazing

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/02/01/article-2550236-1B22058900000578-665_634x358.jpg)

(http://m.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_742w//2010-2019/Wires/Online/2014-02-01/AP/Images/Davis%20Cup%20Britain%20US%20Tennis.JPEG-0612e.jpg?type=mobile)
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on February 03, 2014, 10:12:40 AM
What a sweet venue.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: CNS on May 28, 2014, 08:47:45 AM
My goodness, Serena this morning.  Really felt for her.  Complete meltdown.  Really beat herself.  Just amazing how complete it was.  The other girl won something like 5 straight games in the first set then was up something like five games to one in the second set when I stopped watching.  :surprised:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on May 28, 2014, 10:24:38 PM
the French is normally crap, this year already is an all-time shitball :flush:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on May 29, 2014, 10:50:31 AM
the French is normally crap, this year already is an all-time shitball :flush:

this is an awful post.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: michigancat on May 29, 2014, 11:10:38 AM
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/inside-the-shadowy-world-of-high-speed-tennis-betting/
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 06, 2014, 10:07:36 AM
the French is normally crap, this year already is an all-time shitball :flush:
it's not crap, but it does nothing for me compared to the US and wimbledon. the aussie, now that is a crap open.

also, rafa.  :love:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 06, 2014, 10:10:10 AM
wait, i forgot. the french is crap and it's because of the fans.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on June 06, 2014, 10:13:06 AM
the French is normally crap, this year already is an all-time shitball :flush:
it's not crap, but it does nothing for me compared to the US and wimbledon. the aussie, now that is a crap open.

also, rafa.  :love:

lets get this right. none of the majors are crap. but of the 4, the aussie is the worst and it's not even close. if you don't like the French, you don't understand clay court tennis. it's phenomenal.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 06, 2014, 02:49:36 PM
the French is normally crap, this year already is an all-time shitball :flush:
it's not crap, but it does nothing for me compared to the US and wimbledon. the aussie, now that is a crap open.

also, rafa.  :love:

lets get this right. none of the majors are crap. but of the 4, the aussie is the worst and it's not even close. if you don't like the French, you don't understand like clay court tennis. it's phenomenal.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on June 06, 2014, 03:42:02 PM
some people's children.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 06, 2014, 11:13:47 PM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 08, 2014, 09:06:46 AM
We've been avoiding this subject for far too long. UNIQLO??? Seems very non-elite.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2014, 09:31:07 AM
We've been avoiding this subject for far too long. UNIQLO??? Seems very non-elite.

Agreed, weird shirt sponsor for such an elite athlete. UNIQLO is like Asian Gap. Seems like something that would be on someone like Nicolas Mahut or Kai Nishikori.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: michigancat on June 08, 2014, 09:39:47 AM
Oh, it's a couple levels below gap
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: michigancat on June 08, 2014, 09:40:38 AM
Although those jackets are very popular.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: michigancat on June 08, 2014, 10:47:26 AM
French are cheering their asses off for nadal
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 08, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
French are cheering their asses off for nadal

It's because of the Uniqulo.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on June 09, 2014, 10:47:58 AM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2014, 11:04:11 AM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
where did you do this?
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on June 09, 2014, 11:40:45 AM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
where did you do this?

Elite east coast "summer" spot where a bunch of New Yorkers sent their children.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 09, 2014, 11:45:16 AM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
where did you do this?

Elite east coast "summer" spot where a bunch of New Yorkers sent their children.

Where? I spent 13 years of my life doing the same. I know of at least 2 other northeast camping elites on this board.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on June 09, 2014, 11:47:08 AM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
where did you do this?

Elite east coast "summer" spot where a bunch of New Yorkers sent their children.

Where? I spent 13 years of my life doing the same. I know of at least 2 other northeast camping elites on this board.

Chautauqua, NY. Lucked into a decent summer gig when Lady Asava was doing an internship there. Sir Roger Goodell had a summer home there.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2014, 12:36:46 PM
I watch French and have for many years, when I am serving like crap I'll still mention Michael Chang's underhand serve, just not my favorite. I've also played on clay and don't love playing on it either.

spent an entire summer running a program w/ 8 clay courts. one of the most fun playing summers i've ever had.
where did you do this?

Elite east coast "summer" spot where a bunch of New Yorkers sent their children.

Where? I spent 13 years of my life doing the same. I know of at least 2 other northeast camping elites on this board.

Chautauqua, NY. Lucked into a decent summer gig when Lady Asava was doing an internship there. Sir Roger Goodell had a summer home there.
sounds like a neat spot. my sister worked at a clay-only place just north of nyc. my cousin is currently teaching summer camps at pepperdine.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on August 09, 2014, 12:30:55 PM
Anyone watching the Williams' sisters? I'm team Venus. Also was there every any more info Serena being sick for that doubles match?
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on August 09, 2014, 02:03:20 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Willendorf-Venus-1468.jpg)
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2014, 09:33:32 PM
Guys how about CiCi Bellis :excited: Also shame on the USTA for this gratuitous Williams/Townsend matchup the first night.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on August 26, 2014, 09:36:09 PM
Guys how about CiCi Bellis :excited: Also shame on the USTA for this gratuitous Williams/Townsend matchup the first night.

15 years old  :sdeek:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2014, 09:41:47 PM
Guys how about CiCi Bellis :excited: Also shame on the USTA for this gratuitous Williams/Townsend matchup the first night.

15 years old  :sdeek:

The match was ridiculous, she should have lost in straight sets with a billion errors, she attempted winners nearly every time she swung her racquet but never missed. I'm sure they'll put her on the grandstand or Billie Jean King on Wednesday and she's going to get trashed. She will be playing a low ranked player though.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on August 28, 2014, 12:47:40 PM
looks like I will be going to the men's final in a few weeks.  :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on August 28, 2014, 08:54:27 PM
looks like I will be going to the men's final in a few weeks.  :excited:

Grats. Super Saturday too???
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on August 28, 2014, 09:00:36 PM
That Bellis match was exactly how I thought it would go. I was happy to see that she still attempted to hit a million winners but when you do that you are apt to wild swings just like what happened there.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on August 28, 2014, 09:21:48 PM
My mom is going to the US Open on Sunday.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on August 28, 2014, 10:41:37 PM
My mom is going to the US Open on Sunday.

That's awesome for her, she'll love it. I wish I could go every year.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on August 28, 2014, 10:44:00 PM
looks like I will be going to the men's final in a few weeks.  :excited:

Grats. Super Saturday too???

Just the men's final on Monday. Have a wedding to go to on Saturday.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on September 04, 2014, 10:05:52 PM
Roger fighting for his life and putting on quite a show.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on September 04, 2014, 10:07:22 PM
Monfils fighting nerves.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 04, 2014, 10:47:36 PM
Gael  :frown:

Really fun group of players for the semis though. I saw Cilic play Raonic at the open 2 years ago and have liked him since
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 28, 2015, 10:42:39 PM
Man, Madison Keys is legit
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on April 17, 2015, 03:36:23 PM
i need a doubles partner in mhk. pm if interested.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: 8manpick on April 17, 2015, 04:36:55 PM
i need a doubles partner in mhk. pm if interested.
Kat kid is the only answer
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on April 17, 2015, 04:40:14 PM
i need a doubles partner in mhk. pm if interested.
Kat kid is the only answer
i ask him to play twice a week. the man possess an endless supply of excuses.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on April 19, 2015, 12:01:16 PM
Two main ones are my go-to in a pinch but for the rest I rotate through a list.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on September 05, 2015, 12:29:15 AM
Fognini just came back to beat Nadal from 2 sets down!! This was probably the best match I've seen all year. I'm also drunk and plan on staying that way through the Katz game
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Powercat Posse on September 05, 2015, 01:10:14 AM
Are we seeing the tending down of Rafa, kinda like the trending down of Feds started in 2011.
Rafa wasn't himself on Clay this year.  In the last 5 years (15 Aussie/Wimbledon/US slams), Rafa has missed 3 due to injury, he has failed to make Semis in 8 of those 12, and has same number of titles as Feds (1).

He may get healthy again and be the man to beat on clay. Outside of the French, you have to wonder if Feds Murray or Wawrinka are all more likely to win a Slam in 2016-2017

At the same time.... I think Djoker may just be the man to beat for some time.  As a huge Feds fan, I honestly won't be shocked if Novak is gunning for #16.17,18 by the end of 2019
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 07, 2015, 01:59:33 AM
Trending down? He's done. bro
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 07, 2015, 09:53:35 PM
This pro Federer crowd against John Isner during a night session on Labor Day of the US Open is incredibly disappointing.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Belvis Noland on September 08, 2015, 03:33:36 PM
This pro Federer crowd against John Isner during a night session on Labor Day of the US Open is incredibly disappointing.

agreed.  but not as disappointing as Isner being the lone remaining American in the quarters of the US Open.

American women, on the other hand...
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 08, 2015, 11:11:38 PM
This pro Federer crowd against John Isner during a night session on Labor Day of the US Open is incredibly disappointing.

agreed.  but not as disappointing as Isner being the lone remaining American in the quarters of the US Open.

American women, on the other hand...

Considering the current state of American men's tennis I thought they collectively did quite well.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 11, 2015, 01:57:26 PM
eff :flush:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 05, 2016, 07:41:05 PM
Djoker has now won 4 straight Majors, being the current champ of the Australian French Wimbledon and USOpen.  He has 12 titles, Feds 17, Rafa 14

1) Feds most successful stretch was winning 12 of 19 majors he played in. Won 16 of 27 if you stretch it out just a bit longer
Djoker has won 11 of the last 22 majors he has competed in
Rafa won 13 of 30 majors he competed in during his best stretch

2)Feds made finals in 18 of 19 Majors once, and 22 of 27
Djoker has now made 17 of last 22 finals
Rafa made 19 of 30 finals at one point

3) Feds made quarters in 36 straight majors. He made 23 straight Semis
Djoker has now made 28 straight Qtrs. Has made 23 of last 24 Semis
Rafa made Qtrs in 22 of 24 he once played

Just awesome tennis we have witnessed the past 13 years from 3 of the top 5 players in tennis history
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2016, 10:24:21 AM
1) Feds most successful stretch was winning 12 of 19 majors he played in. Won 16 of 27 if you stretch it out just a bit longer
Djoker has won 11 of the last 22 majors he has competed in
Rafa won 13 of 30 majors he competed in during his best stretch
I would have guessed that Nadal's best run was better than that, in my memory his reign was as dominant as Tiger's but not quite as long.

Nadal v. Joker - 23-26 - Novak Djokovic and Nadal have met 49 times (more than any other pair in the Open Era)
Nadal v. Fed - 23-11  :surprised:

A year ago I would have said that Federer is GOAT but that's before I knew his record against Nadal and before Djokovic became a total monster.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2016, 10:28:14 AM
so glad that sharapova is going down. she never deserved her fame and all russians in all sports have cheated in this way since catherine the great.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on June 09, 2016, 11:40:47 AM
I never know what to think about the disproportionality of Nadal's Grand Slams. 9 are the French Open. Is it even possible to compare Grand Slam titles? On the other hand, 7 of Federer's are Wimbledon and 6 of Djoker's are Australian.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2016, 12:34:25 PM
Maybe Djoker's Slam wins should impress us more since they've come on the surface where you see the broadest range of players. Roger still has 9 hard court wins to his 8, but that'll change.

The disproportionality doesn't bother me so much. I think because I watched Sampras suck at the French I grew up thinking that anyone who wins even one on their weakest surface deserves eternal respect.


...and now I have to watch videos of Bjorn Borg to figure out how he won 5 at Wimbledon and 6 at RG and never on a hard court.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on June 09, 2016, 07:05:00 PM
Nadal's disproportionate amount of clay court wins is the only fluke in that bunch; he could only beat the best of his era on one surface that is played on a very limited basis.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on June 17, 2016, 08:45:26 AM
I never know what to think about the disproportionality of Nadal's Grand Slams. 9 are the French Open. Is it even possible to compare Grand Slam titles? On the other hand, 7 of Federer's are Wimbledon and 6 of Djoker's are Australian.

Sampras never won a French and dominated Wimbledon (7) and the US (5).  Agassi only has 8 Grand Slam titles, but all of them.  I liked watching Agassi more because he was much more unpredictable and had more facets to his game.  Sampras was probably the pinnacle of serve/volley and was actually what I tried to play like.

Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Kat Kid on July 02, 2016, 11:20:52 AM
WOW!

Sam Querrey!  GO GO USA!
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: The Big Train on July 02, 2016, 12:21:59 PM
DOWN GOES DJOKOVIC!
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on July 03, 2016, 02:33:49 AM
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Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 08, 2016, 02:16:31 AM
eff bitch ass Andy Murray, rough ridin' crybaby.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on September 08, 2016, 11:28:47 AM
eff bitch ass Andy Murray, rough ridin' crybaby.

only watched the 3rd set, what did i miss?
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 08, 2016, 11:59:27 AM
eff bitch ass Andy Murray, rough ridin' crybaby.

only watched the 3rd set, what did i miss?

There was some kind of audio noise during a rally in the fourth set that if he would have won that point he would have won the game, it was 40-30 at the time. The chair umpire called a let and replayed the point, he was not in command of the rally at the time, they were just trading on the baseline. He threw a little fit, lost the replayed point, ended up losing the match and he whined about the let call thorough the rest of the match. The ugly crybaby got exactly what he deserved.

Andy Murray melts down after equipment malfunction at US Open http://es.pn/2bZkru1

Here's good video of what happened
Murray enraged after sound during break point http://es.pn/2ce3Ao7
He then proceeded to whine, slam his racket, break the Mercedes logos at the nets, and just be a shithead the rest of the match. He got booed.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on September 10, 2016, 12:37:34 PM
Murray can go eff himself.
CNS was right about this guy back in 2012
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on January 05, 2017, 02:51:29 PM
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 19, 2017, 02:09:12 PM
I saw this funny looking dude beat Djoker in the first set on a tiebreak before I went to bed last night. I guess he ended up winning the match.

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/tennis/2017/01/19/JS118226818_Denis_Istomin-SPORT-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqbEMtlgncUaCPpLfbB0tQY6Qr1dM-rhbh2KFEDBAVFlY.jpg)
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on January 19, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
I saw this funny looking dude beat Djoker in the first set on a tiebreak before I went to bed last night. I guess he ended up winning the match.

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/tennis/2017/01/19/JS118226818_Denis_Istomin-SPORT-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqbEMtlgncUaCPpLfbB0tQY6Qr1dM-rhbh2KFEDBAVFlY.jpg)

ISTOMIN! I saw him at the US Open in 2009, that match on a side court was one of the coolest things I've ever seen, I'm sure I've mentioned it in here before.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 21, 2017, 02:27:34 AM
He won again. 5 sets again.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Spaces on January 26, 2017, 10:14:07 AM
I'm so excited for these finals  :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: chum1 on January 27, 2017, 09:32:21 AM
 :)

Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Powercat Posse on January 29, 2017, 06:52:17 AM
EPIC!!!!  I slept 3 hours. Got up and watched last 3 sets. Roger won final 5 games, 6-3 in the 5th set

In 17', a guy with 17 Slams seeded 17th...Maybe its fitting. Congrats Feds on #18. 

35 yrs 5 months old. He took almost 6 months off to get healthy after injury, and he goes out and wins the Aussie. Awesome.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on January 29, 2017, 10:55:49 AM
I'm watching a replay of the final right now. Federer v. Nadal matches are a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: asava on January 30, 2017, 04:53:59 PM
was such a great chapter in their catalogue. amaze.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on July 16, 2017, 09:01:30 AM
Cheering for Cilic. Never seen a guy break down this early in. Hope he makes a match of it.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on July 17, 2017, 03:21:40 AM
Sad for my guy Cilic
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on September 06, 2017, 11:02:27 PM
Federer just got beat by del Potro.  :surprised:  Roger had double set point in the 3rd set tiebreaker IIRC and couldnt close it out.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 06, 2017, 11:11:51 PM
Yeah, he had 4 different set points in that tie break. I think the previous two five setters wore on him a bit.

Everyone is cheering for Venus on the women's side, right?
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on September 07, 2017, 10:04:59 AM
rooting for venus and keys.

how much longer do we have to wait for central iowa to produce the next great american male?
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 07, 2017, 02:14:49 PM
rooting for venus and keys.

how much longer do we have to wait for central iowa to produce the next great american male?

Quite a while given we're losing indoor courts here :cry:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: bubbles4ksu on September 07, 2017, 06:18:29 PM
damn.  :frown:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on September 07, 2017, 08:40:43 PM
Sloan Stephens looks goof
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on September 07, 2017, 08:40:48 PM
Good
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on September 07, 2017, 08:55:45 PM
Yeah, the 3rd set of the Venus - Sloane Stephens match was spectacular.

Now rooting for Madison Keys to make it to the Finals.
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on September 07, 2017, 08:59:51 PM
The WNT players I follow on Instagram are Team Stephens. I follow their lead.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on September 07, 2017, 10:26:10 PM
That was a pretty decisive beatdown delivered by Keys. Really looking forward to the finals on Saturday!  :excited:
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: MakeItRain on September 07, 2017, 11:54:54 PM
The WNT players I follow on Instagram are Team Stephens. I follow their lead.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk

She's dating Jozy Altidore
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: SdK on September 08, 2017, 06:54:47 AM
The WNT players I follow on Instagram are Team Stephens. I follow their lead.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk

She's dating Jozy Altidore
Ahh ha!
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Powercat Posse on January 28, 2018, 11:52:36 AM
Roger Federer!!!

Just won his 20th major.  Dude is unreal. Never thought he get here. Even said himself 15 months ago, I think I can get 1 more and get #18

In his prime, over 25 grand slam stretch, he made 21 Finals, winning 15.  Then the next 25, he made 5 finals winning just 1 as Djoker won 11 and Rafa 8.  But now for the 3rd time in last 5 Slams, Roger is hoisting a Trophy at a Major.  At 36.5 years old he won #20

Djokovic has battled some injuries lately, and  isn't the dominant player he was in 2015-2016. Rafa, like Roger, won 2 majors last year, but at times has hard time staying healthy.   Pushing 37 years old, Fed could be the guy to beat at Wimbledon and even US Open later this year
Title: Re: here comes 2014 tennis
Post by: Brock Landers on January 28, 2018, 12:55:20 PM
Just watched a replay of this match a little while ago. Man, Roger Federer. So good. Cilic had the momentum going into the 5th set but for some reason got derailed when he lost the first game of the 5th. Roger regained the momentum there and never looked back.