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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Lil » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:00 am

Yay Clijsters.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:45 am

Well done to Del Potro. About time we had a new name on the trophy.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby woggle » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:09 pm

LaughingIsLife wrote:Yay Clijsters.



:) was so nice to hear the american crowd give her huge cheers too and was sweet to see her little one running around the court ..lol she looked at home maybe a little star for the future .

Well done to Del Potro . Didn't see any of the match had to look up the result on the net would like to of seen him win .
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:26 pm

Anyone been following the 2010 Australian Open?

Been some great matches this year. Andy Murray has reached the men's final this morning with victory over Marin Cilic, and will face the winner of Friday's game between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Serena Williams meets Justin Henin in the women's final on Saturday.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:11 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:Anyone been following the 2010 Australian Open?

Been some great matches this year. Andy Murray has reached the men's final this morning with victory over Marin Cilic, and will face the winner of Friday's game between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Serena Williams meets Justin Henin in the women's final on Saturday.


Yeah I've been keeping an eye on it. I'm not Murray's biggest fan but fair play to the lad - I hope he goes all the way this weekend.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:11 pm

Federer completely demolished Tsonga today. Should be a decent final.

I see that Laura Robson has made the girls' final. She's excellent at that level, so i hope she can make the step up when the time comes.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby woggle » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:44 pm

I live tennis So far ive seen about the last half hour of Murray beating Clilic which was awsome and would love to see the final live to as i think he has every chance of getting his first grand slam under his belt :D
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Karin » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:16 am

I haven't really seen much of it so far because of the time difference, but I intend to watch the finals tomorrow and on Sunday. I'd love to see Henin and Federer win.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby 5HR1NK » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:09 am

Bloody hell. The match is about 30 minutes old and the score is only 3-2. Might be in for a long night.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby 5HR1NK » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:42 pm

For those who didn't watch the match live:

Spoiler: show
Federer in straight sets 6-3 6-4 7-6 (13-11). Always feel sorry for the loser of a final, especially of a Grand Slam. Murray has to win one sooner or later though.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:35 pm

Federer was in awesome form. Nobody could have stayed with him in that mood. The final result looks comfortable, but Murray did cause problems and did well to fight right to the end of that tie-break. He could easily have collapsed under the barrage altogether - like Tsonga.

Federer's showing why he's arguably the greatest ever player. I wonder if he could even pull off the grand slam this year?
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby 5HR1NK » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:45 pm

Not completely out the realm of possibility. Federer looks to be only player that normally contests Grand Slams who has some consistency. Nadal's knee looks suspect, Murray's confidence can plummet and his game suffers, Djokovic can be dangerous on the right day. Del Potro also struggles with consistency in a two week tournament.

There again, this conversation happens with anyone who wins the Australian Open, all we can do is wait it out. I agree that Federer was in supreme form last night.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:11 pm

I think Federer's the only realistic person i could see doing a slam in the men's game. Since he broke his French duck last year it's got to be possible. Could well depend on Nadal's fitness come Paris time, of course. Fed's always going to be favourite for Wimbledon and the US.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:31 pm

Is it bad of me to say that I'm glad Venus Williams lost yesterday?
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby welshben23 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:38 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:Is it bad of me to say that I'm glad Venus Williams lost yesterday?


No. But all it does is make it easier for Serena to win it again this year. :roll:
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:53 pm

welshben23 wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:Is it bad of me to say that I'm glad Venus Williams lost yesterday?


No. But all it does is make it easier for Serena to win it again this year. :roll:


True but at least I won't have to listen to both of them grunting during a final!
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby woggle » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:32 pm

How the frick did Roddick [ who was my fav ] go out to LU who was thrashed today by Djockovich ???

Anyhoo GO GO ANDY MURRAY !!!!!!!!!!!!! ive booked my seat on my sofa for friday :D
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:36 am

Amazing to see Federer fall yesterday. He's stuttered through this year's tournament, but i expected to see him in the final. Djokovic must be pleased. Murray's looked good. Probably been the most consistent of the big names, really.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby 5HR1NK » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:48 pm

Watching Serena Williams celebrate winning a service break is terrifying.

To be fair though, watching her do anything would be terrifying.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:09 pm

5HR1NK wrote:Watching Serena Williams celebrate winning a service break is terrifying.

To be fair though, watching her do anything would be terrifying.


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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:34 pm

Great performance by Murray once he got going. Absolutely destroyed his opponent in the last two sets. Must have won about 15 games in a row :shock:

Looked easy for Nadal in his game, too. Be interesting to see if anyone outside the top four can stop any of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:38 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:Great performance by Murray once he got going. Absolutely destroyed his opponent in the last two sets. Must have won about 15 games in a row :shock:


I thought he was going out after that first set - I do want him to do well but I must admit it was quite amusing to think of him suffering a first round exit with all this expectation on his shoulders :D
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:43 pm

Heh, i only switched on at around 4-3 in the second set. I don't think he lost another game once i'd tuned in - so i should obviously take credit for the victory :D
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:17 pm

Comfortable games again for Murray and Nadal. Nice to see Laura Robson get through her first round match, too. Looked dicey at times. Tough test for her meeting Sharapova in R2.
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Re: The Tennis Thread

Postby welshben23 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:37 pm

The Fed-Express has failed to deliver again this year. Very well played Tsonga.
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