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The Gays and Tennis Part 59: USO part III a slam with no BIG 3 in the QF

last thread just paywalled though we got closer to 600 replies than usual given the crazy Djokovic incident yesterday. The tennis world is still shaken from it!

We will finally have a new men's slam champ, the first since Cilic at the 2014 USO

We will also finally have a men's slam winner who was born in the 1990s. Cilic is currently the youngest slam champ at age 32!! That's never happened before.

Left in the draw, only Thiem (3 time finalist) and Medvedev, last year's USO runnerup, have reached a slam final. Most of the others haven't been to a SF.

On the women's side, we still have slam champs Serena, Osaka, Azarenka and Kenin left in the draw. A bunch of unexpected players are still in contention.

Who will go all the way?

and btw, clay events in Austria and Turkey are getting underway this week for those who skipped the USO trip

by Anonymousreply 48909/16/2020

Berrettini is probably superstitious but I wish he'd shave. The hair growth covers his gorgeous face

by Anonymousreply 109/07/2020

schedule is out for tomorrow

even though Zverev vs. Coric is the more on-paper match to watch, officials put PCB vs. Shapovalov in prime time. I think that's fair though given PCB was robbed of getting a proper win in the last round

by Anonymousreply 209/07/2020

thx OP

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by Anonymousreply 309/07/2020

BORIS BECKER: I feared this was going to happen with Novak... when I was his coach I warned him not to throw things or hit the ball away - and I think it DOES bother him that he's not as popular as Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer

"When I was working in his coaching team, I was in the player box during that incident with the racket-throwing at the 2016 French Open when, accidentally, he nearly connected with a line judge.

We spoke afterwards about it, because that was a narrow escape. I know what the pressure is like in a big match and was not always Mr Nice Guy as a player. I said to him you can scream as much as you like, break your racket, but don’t throw things or hit the ball away. I was worried something like this might happen.

But then, like everyone, some of Novak’s biggest strengths can be weaknesses. He is an emotional player with a streetfighter mentality, it is this kind of fire which has helped him win 17 Grand Slam titles.

I like him very much. He is the most humble guy you will find as a superstar, and is always thinking of people worse off than himself. He is highly intelligent and fiercely loyal to friends and family. If you are one of them, he is the kind of guy you could ring at 3am and he would help you.

He is a people person and wants to be appreciated like that. He is playing in the era of two tennis gods in Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and is a bit of a gate-crasher. I think it does bother him that he is not as generally popular as they are.

What I would advise him to do for now is get back to basics. He has acknowledged his mistake and it is important that he moves on, if he can, straight away, because there is little time before the French Open.

He should go home, talk to his wife Jelena — who knows him best of all — talk to Vajda, get back to the practice court and focus purely on his tennis. Roland Garros is always more of a challenge for him, but if he does that then anyone would be stupid to write him off."

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by Anonymousreply 409/07/2020

oh for chrissakes let it go, he's out

by Anonymousreply 509/07/2020

Damn, the Italian is not doing great.

by Anonymousreply 609/07/2020

[quote]Damn, the Italian is not doing great.

He's distracted by my beauty

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by Anonymousreply 709/07/2020

I am rooting for Daniil.

by Anonymousreply 809/07/2020

Tiafoe MUMBLES!!! I can't understand half the shit he says.

by Anonymousreply 909/07/2020

Rublev now up 2 sets to 1 on Berrettini

by Anonymousreply 1009/07/2020

last thread

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by Anonymousreply 1109/07/2020

Djokovic got the judge in the throat. Ouch!

by Anonymousreply 1209/07/2020

QF set

PCB vs. Shapovalov

Zverev vs. Coric

Medvedev vs. Rublev

Thiem vs. de Minaur

and

Brady vs. Putintseva

Osaka vs. Rogers

Williams vs. Pironkova

Azarenka vs. Kenin

by Anonymousreply 1309/07/2020

oops should be Azarenka vs. Mertens!!!

by Anonymousreply 1409/07/2020

first time since Wimbledon 2003 in the ATP when no slam champs made a slam QF

by Anonymousreply 1509/07/2020

16 years after the WTA Russian revolution, are we headed that way in the ATP?

4 of the 8 quarterfinalists are Russian or of Russian descent (Medvedev, Rublev, Zverev and Shapovalov). They both flopped in rd3 but Khachanov and half Russian Tsitsipas are in the mix at most big tournaments these days too

by Anonymousreply 1609/07/2020

That Tiafoe is just terrible.

by Anonymousreply 1709/07/2020

FAA and Tiafoe had a good USO overall but both really were awful today after the opening sets. They were unable to sustain consistency or intensity. They both have lots of time to work on that but their level today was quite disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 1809/07/2020

Daniil team overall. And really want PCB to beat stupid Shapo as well.

by Anonymousreply 1909/07/2020

I've had a crush on PCB since I was a kid ... though I think I really didn't see him in profile that much. Then again, I don't mind a beak of a nose, either.

by Anonymousreply 2009/07/2020

I'd be surprised if PCB, Coric, de Minaur or Rublev wins the title. The first three don't have huge games and are more steady players with great movement. Then you have Rublev who's a big hitter with no plan B and an OK, but not great mover.

It would be rather funny if neither Thiem or PCB wins the title, as that would mean "lost gen" is truly being passed by #NextGen. Medvedev, Rublev and Coric are 3 of the older #NextGen but they're not in the "lost gen".

"Lost gen" refers to players like Thiem, PCB, Nishikori, Dimitrov, Goffin, Raonic,

by Anonymousreply 2109/07/2020

R20 PCB has a huge nose but it works for him somehow. He is cute to me too

by Anonymousreply 2209/07/2020

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won't defend her French Open tennis title because of the pandemic

From CNN's Jill Martin

Ashleigh Barty will not be in Paris to defend her French Open tennis title.

The Australian said in a statement that she would not be traveling to Europe in part because of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as factoring in her lack of preparedness to play at Roland Garros.

"It has been a difficult decision to make but unfortunately I will not be competing in Europe this year," Barty said in a statement. "Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly. "There are two reasons for my decision. The first is the health risks that still exist with Covid. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia."

by Anonymousreply 2309/07/2020

2020 French Open tennis tournament to be played with fans

From CNN Sports’ Dan Kamal

Despite the rising numbers of coronavirus cases in France, the French Tennis Federation announced Monday the 2020 French Open will be open to fans when play begins later this month. The Grand Slam event was originally scheduled for May but was postponed by the pandemic.

Tournament officials say Roland-Garros, where the tournament is played, will be divided into three zones, with a maximum of 5,000 fans in each of two zones and a maximum of 1,500 in the third.

Seats in the stands will be allocated under strict tournament protocols, with a maximum of four spectators sitting in adjacent seats indoors. Spectators over the age of 11 will be required to wear face coverings. Qualifying rounds will be played behind closed doors between Sept. 21 and 25.

According to tournament director Guy Forget, all players will be tested upon arrival in Paris. They will be approved to play if they test negative when arriving and again 72 hours later. Players will also be tested every five days as long as they remain in contention and must stay in one of two hotels arranged by tournament organizers.

What the numbers look like: French officials have confirmed more than 367,000 cases and more than 30,000 deaths from Covid-19, the seventh-highest number of fatalities caused by coronavirus worldwide according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

by Anonymousreply 2409/07/2020

so fans won't be tested. Sounds kinda dumb

by Anonymousreply 2509/07/2020

Shapo Team

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2020

[quote] Shapo Team

Yay! Shapo team!

by Anonymousreply 2709/08/2020

If he put on a skirt, Domi could join the women's tour.

by Anonymousreply 2809/08/2020

Am I alone in thinking that Domi has a very strange body? He's got birthing hips and that ass is just out of proportion.

by Anonymousreply 2909/08/2020

FAA and Tiafoe really shat the bed yesterday, which saddens me, as this Russian Revolution is going to happen now. A Shapo-Medvedev final looks entirely possible (though Thiem is certainly capable of crashing that party).

We ought not count out PCB, who was holding his own with Djokovic for a set, and will have totally not pressure against Shapo. Incidentally, I agree with whomever said PCB is kinda cute; the nose notwithstanding, he's adorable.

DL fave Coric is definitely a contender against Zverev, but we ought not remember how many times Coric looked out of it against Tsitsipas. Coric hung around, to his credit, but he benefitted from Stef collapsing. Zverev is also going to have all the pressure, so Coric needs to be mentally aware and strong if he's going to take him out.

It's entirely possible that today's four winners will be three Russians who play for Canada, Germany, and Kazakhstan, and an American who plays for Japan.

by Anonymousreply 3009/08/2020

Anyone on Flopos team?

by Anonymousreply 3109/08/2020

[QUOTE] World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won't defend her French Open tennis title because of the pandemic

Who?

by Anonymousreply 3209/08/2020

I couldn't care less about players' nationalities/descents. Zverev and Medvedev just happen to be two of the biggest jerks on the ATP, though they've toned it down a lot lately. Shapo comes across like a big pup, but I don't get his love of Putin or bad rap.

It'd be great to see PCB or Coric or even de Minaur win it all.

by Anonymousreply 3309/08/2020

I've only seen highlights of Brady so far. I'm going to watch her match today. From the highlights and scores, she seems to be really in the zone. I'd like to see Zverev get to another Slam semi. I can't stand Rublev or Medvedev, so at least one will be out tomorrow since they're playing each other. I hope Thiem beats De Minaur and then beats whoever wins the Rublev-Medvedev match. I'd like to see Thiem take the title. He was so close in Australia. I think he just ran out of gas.

Osaka v. Rogers could be a fantastic match. Rogers v. Kvitova was one of the highest quality women's matches I've watched this USO. I'd like to see a similar quality match between these two. I'd like to see Shapo over PCB so that NextGen can continue to make their mark. I think tennis needs that.

I'd be surprised if Serena loses to Pironkova, but Serena is so up and down these days it wouldn't be a total shock if Pironkova pulled that one out. I've not seen Mertens play. Azarenka is pulling out matches, but her serve continues to be a liability. Not sure who wins that match-up.

I think that whoever gets through the top half of the women's draw, which will likely be Brady or Osaka, is probably the favorite. Serena freezes up in Slam finals these days. Yet Serena is so unpredictable I could see her taking the whole thing. We'll see.

by Anonymousreply 3409/08/2020

Can't link the CNN article, but go take a look at Novak's PR machinery in full gear ... "Novak Djokovic is 'in pain' after US Open Incident"

it includes a short clip of the super-spreader Adriatic after-party

by Anonymousreply 3509/08/2020

Doubles semifinals

Salisbury/Ram vs Mektic/Koolhof

Tecau/Rojer vs Soares/Pavic

__

Kudermetova/Blinkova vs Siegmund/Zvonareva

Muhammad/Townsend vs Xu/Melichar

by Anonymousreply 3609/08/2020

Shapo better have a good day or he will suffer. Pablo is playing well, he was going to win the first set before Nole went crazy, and he is the type of player that can make Dennis mad, he is a wall and he is in good form.

Shapo has very good forehand and backhand, he is a hit machine, but he is not inteligent on court and he could pay for it against a solid player.

I think Zverev will defeat Coric (Tsitsipas must be mad, with Nole out he was the clearly favourite on that part of the draw, or even to win the whole thing, he defeated Thiem and Medveded in his last matches against them).

Thiem and Medvedev are the clear favourite on the other half of the draw. If Thiem plays well, De Miñaur is simply not strong enough to defeat him. Medvedev seems to be too solid to Rublev in the past. I was surprised he was able to defeat Berretini (i expected something like last years' match). For some reason in my tennis forum people think Rublev is very talented, i don't dislike the guy but i found his tennis very flat, he only has one game plan, hitting the ball hard with his forehand. I think that is enough to be top 10 (he has a very good forehand) but not for getting further than that

by Anonymousreply 3709/08/2020

yes, this is Thiem's open to lose.

by Anonymousreply 3809/08/2020

I know people thought that Nole has this in the bag, but Australia made crystal clear that Thiem can defeat him, and Dom was playing better than Nole (there's a reason why he was so anxious just on the first set of a match).

I read somewhere that Tiafoe gave Daniil the midlefinger in their match

by Anonymousreply 3909/08/2020

Anyone comment on the atrocious outfits that the ball kids and lines people are stuck wearing?

Sloppy and ill-fitting...looks like something you’d pick up at Kohl’s.

Why would Ralph Lauren put their name on them?

by Anonymousreply 4009/08/2020

And Coric is trashing Zverev, probably it won't last but i'm enjoying thus far

by Anonymousreply 4109/08/2020

I want Borna to fuck me so bad.

by Anonymousreply 4209/08/2020

I really can't stand Zverev...I'm not sure what it is about him. Baby? Choker? Brat? Team Porna all the way!

by Anonymousreply 4309/08/2020

Zverev is losing it mentally.

Hate the green and red outfit. The women's version is so ugly too with the white skirt.

by Anonymousreply 4409/08/2020

Ugh, Zverev playing like shit.

by Anonymousreply 4509/08/2020

Zverev always comes off like an entitled brat

by Anonymousreply 4609/08/2020

I don't like Coric, this changing of clothes is BS.

by Anonymousreply 4709/08/2020

Can't Chris Fowler just have an aneurysm on air? He says the stupidest things. He acts like he is psychic talking about what the players are thinking about.

by Anonymousreply 4809/08/2020

Why would anyone prefer arrogant, whiny, petulant, condescending, foul Zverev over Coric?

by Anonymousreply 4909/08/2020

I love insightful remarks from commentators, like "she's really determined to win today."

by Anonymousreply 5009/08/2020

R50 Oh i loved Andrés Gimeno when he was a commentator on tve, my favourite remark was his classic, that hit hurt her a lot, generally when Arantxa won a point against Steffi. Unfortunately, Steffi didn't seem that hurt and ended winning most of those matches

by Anonymousreply 5109/08/2020

Unfortunately Borna let Sascha back on the match and he is going to pay for it

by Anonymousreply 5209/08/2020

Zverev handed the first set to Coric, then Coric handed the second set tiebreak to Zverev. Not a well played match at all so far. This makes me more convinced that either Thiem or Medvedev will likely win this whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 5309/08/2020

Borna is practicing a lot of gamesmanship. How many times does one change clothes during a match, let alone in the middle of the set multiple times?

by Anonymousreply 5409/08/2020

R32 he is sweating a lot...they clean the cort

by Anonymousreply 5509/08/2020

Flopos!

by Anonymousreply 5609/08/2020

For a 'bad' match that was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 5709/08/2020

There is no way A Zeverev is going to win this

by Anonymousreply 5809/08/2020

He won the Masters one year, right?

by Anonymousreply 5909/08/2020

miss me already, bitches?

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by Anonymousreply 6009/08/2020

I only managed to catch bits of this match, but according to pretty much every tennis pundit it was dire.

by Anonymousreply 6109/08/2020

It was drama, R61. And ass.

by Anonymousreply 6209/08/2020

[quote] Salisbury/Ram vs Mektic/Koolhof

Salisbury steak vs. Melhof

by Anonymousreply 6309/08/2020

[quote] Shapo has very good forehand and backhand, he is a hit machine, but he is not inteligent on court

Or off court for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 6409/08/2020

But his rapping is right up there with Vanilla Ice.

by Anonymousreply 6509/08/2020

[quote] But his rapping is right up there with Vanilla Ice.

Tru dat!

by Anonymousreply 6609/08/2020

R61, it was full of tension and lengthy rallies. Zeverev kept freaking out, Coric kept leaving to change his clothes. I don't think that Zeverev, for all of his talent, will be able to keep it together to win the title.

by Anonymousreply 6709/08/2020

[quote] he is a hit machine

And all the WTA players are clit machines. All of them!

by Anonymousreply 6809/08/2020

Coric is useless. The thought of Zverev winning a GS makes me want to throw up.

by Anonymousreply 6909/08/2020

He’s not gonna win R69 he’s a head case

by Anonymousreply 7009/08/2020

Naomi Osaka need elocution lessons. Too many "UM's".

by Anonymousreply 7109/08/2020

I hope PCB wins. He is such a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 7209/08/2020

Osaka is a goddess.

by Anonymousreply 7309/08/2020

That young Jennifer Brady is rather butch.

by Anonymousreply 7409/08/2020

The Zverev vs. Coric match was 1 of the very worst slam QF I've ever seen. Were there some great points? sure because they're talented players but overall the quality was piss poor from both

Zverev started the match in abysmal fashion, similar to the way he played when he got destroyed by Raonic at the AO. It continued until 4-3 40-15 in the 2nd set on Coric's serve. Suddenly he began playing even worse than Zverev and completely gifted the momentum back. Oh no there's more. The tiebreak was scratchy stuff too. 3 of the last 4 points were Coric missing forecourt SITTERS, 2 on his forehand and 1 on his backhand. Truly unbelievable stuff.

Then the worst game of the match came with Zverev serving I think at 2-1 in the 3rd. I think every point in that game ended with an error and his double faults, handing the break back to Coric. Then in the third set tiebreak Coric shit the bed and got rightfully destroyed

The 4th set Zverev played a bit better but Coric's level had dropped further

Zverev was playing worse than Tsitsipas did the other day when he choked. The difference was Coric wasn't good enough today to take advantage and instead choked harder.

So far Shavapolov vs. PCB is better quality and the winner should beat Zverev if he does not significantly raise his level in the SF

by Anonymousreply 7509/08/2020

Some guy on LPSG said he had a female friend who fucked PCB and said he was HUGE. Delightful thought.

by Anonymousreply 7609/08/2020

That might just be verifiable judging by the 'protrusion' tonight in his shorts

by Anonymousreply 7709/08/2020

Shape is so fucking obnoxious..what a putz

by Anonymousreply 7809/08/2020

Regardless of what happens tonight, you might as well try to learn to appreciate Shapo, because he's going to be a force for years to come ... he's 21 years old ...

by Anonymousreply 7909/08/2020

Was Shapo’s mom a witch in her old village? She always looks like she’s poised to pull a handful of bleached rodent bones out of her blouse pocket and read you your future from them like they’re a deck of tarot cards.

by Anonymousreply 8009/08/2020

I enjoy watching Shapo. He's handsome and those volleys are marvelous. Good on him!

by Anonymousreply 8109/08/2020

Keep it classy there r80, everybody loves their Mom ...

by Anonymousreply 8209/08/2020

Shapo stomps around and bellows after every other point he wins. It's like watching Shrek on court.

by Anonymousreply 8309/08/2020

[quote] Shape is so fucking obnoxious..what a putz

Shape team!

by Anonymousreply 8409/08/2020

Shapo is a blond alpha god who was born to DOMINATE.

Commentator John McEnroe seems to have a bit of a crush on him.

by Anonymousreply 8509/08/2020

So happy PCB won! Love him. How does he play five sets and not even look like he is sweating? His hair even stays dry. He is a very sexy guy. He looks great in the orange shirt.

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by Anonymousreply 8609/08/2020

Is anyone else ambivalent about James Blake as a commentator?

He's gorgeous but seems chronically depressed.

by Anonymousreply 8709/08/2020

It's just Blake's somnolent tone, which I actually like. Much better than the other broadcasters.

by Anonymousreply 8809/08/2020

James blake is ok. I don't like A. Stevenson. her hair pin was just sooooo bad.

by Anonymousreply 8909/08/2020

PCB vs. Shapovalov was so much better quality than Zverev vs. Coric

If PCB is not injured or tired on Friday I think Zverev is toast.

Osaka is in good form and won easier than I thought she would. Brady has had a good draw and only faced 1 decent opponent so far, Garcia. Osaka will be her real test.

by Anonymousreply 9009/08/2020

Spanish team bonding pre covid

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by Anonymousreply 9109/08/2020

R90 Weird to criticise Brady for having a 'good draw' because Osaka's was much easier. She has only played one opponent in the top 50 (Kontaveit, who she is 4-0 against and beat last week on this exact same court). This has been a VERY cushy slam draw. Even more so than Barty's RG draw, Wozniacki's AO draw, and even some of the Margaret Court draws.

Brady has just beaten 3 of the seeds in a row (Putin, Kerber, Garcia), which is slightly more impressive even if none of them screamed 'slam contender' this year. Still, I agree that both are playing awesome and whoever wins that SF will be the favourite in the final against Elise Mertens or one of the mommy brigade.

by Anonymousreply 9209/09/2020

Some of you are way too happy to overlook Shapo's many flaws (appearance-wise, personality-wise, and game-wise) just because he... has blond leg hair lol.

I'm glad PCB beat him today. He's nicer to look at, and now I won't have to hear "MOOOOOON!" (not even "c'mon" with the 'c') after every. single. point. I hope he can beat Zverev too.

by Anonymousreply 9309/09/2020

bye Shapo :-(

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by Anonymousreply 9409/09/2020

Wow I really thought Shapo was dominating PCB so glad PCB pulled it out.

by Anonymousreply 9509/09/2020

I'm sure Shapo will be comforted by his hero Putin.

by Anonymousreply 9609/09/2020

John McEnroe not traveling to French Open after ‘bizarre’ US Open

The Post has learned because of the pandemic, the NBC crew of McEnroe, Mary Carillo and Dan Hicks won’t make the trip to Paris. Instead of heading to the City of Lights, McEnroe will work the matches remotely — likely from a studio in Stamford, Conn.

“From my understanding, with logistics and concern [about COVID-19], at this time no one is going,” McEnroe told The Post at Flushing Meadows.

The French Open announced Sunday it will host a limited amount of fans. The US Open decided to host none, making McEnroe’s job a little tougher as he calls the silent matches.

“I’m the lucky one,’’ McEnroe said. “I’m not the one out there. It’s a lot tougher for players than it is for me. I think there’s a similarity that commentators feed off energy. It’s something I’ve taken pride in over the last 28 years I’ve done this. I want to bring that energy to the commentator’s booth the same way hopefully I did on the tennis court. It’s a key thing for me. It’s something I’m doubly aware of because it’s so quiet.

“It’s completely bizarre and surreal, calling matches and walking around and nobody’s there. You can never have imagined not only tennis, but all sports would be doing this right now.’’

Not all is quiet. The changeovers at Ashe sounds like a 1970’s discotheque — something the Douglaston, Queens tennis legend disapproves of.

“It’s deafeningly loud when they play music on the changeover,’’ McEnroe said. “You’re like, ‘what is going on here?’ One second, it’s nothing. Next second, I feel I have to put earplugs in. I don’t know how the players are feeling about it. I love music but it’s like, ‘C’mon.’ Maybe I’m just getting old. Or maybe they’re afraid the players are going to fall asleep.”

On the other hand, McEnroe admits he’s pleasantly surprised at the level of tennis and fitness after a five-month layoff. The men’s circuit had just one US Open tuneup.

“I’m pretty impressed,’’ McEnroe said. “I thought it would be making an adjustment to best-of-five after one event. That’s tricky. Fortunately the heat hasn’t been as much a factor as it could be otherwise we would’ve seen guys dropping like flies. But the best players usually win no matter how much time off.”

The best men’s player, Novak Djokovic, has been disqualified for accidentally striking a female linesman with a ball. On air, McEnroe said it’s an incident in which the Serbian is “going to be the bad guy the rest of his career.’’

McEnroe is anxious to see who steps up and believes men’s tennis needs a new jolt.

“Young, fresh blood is important,’’ McEnroe said. “It’s opened the door for the youngsters to step up and seize the opportunity.’’

The only thing McEnroe likes about the fan-less Open is no traffic in or out. Otherwise…

“It’s sad,’’ McEnroe said. “It’s definitely weird. The alternative is not playing. Early on, I had mixed feelings given the catastrophe that’s taken place. But it wouldn’t have made sense not to play tennis with other sports going on, though it’s more difficult with players coming from all over the world.’’

“Having grown up in New York and being involved in some of my favorite matches I ever played here, there’s nothing like a great New York crowd to lift up the players and spirits. Let’s hope this won’t go on much longer.”

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by Anonymousreply 9709/09/2020

It seems Zverev is upset because Navratilova said he won't win the title unless he plays better than yesterday

by Anonymousreply 9809/09/2020

Zverev had to tell Brad G. yesterday to shut up. He was talking too loud and Zverev could hear every single word he was saying lol.

by Anonymousreply 9909/09/2020

CBS This Morning had a feature on the moms still in the tournament. My mom worked when I was a kid, but apparently it's now some remarkable achievement to have a kid AND a job!

by Anonymousreply 10009/09/2020

R100 It's not the same and you know it

by Anonymousreply 10109/09/2020

I really don't give a shit if they are moms or not. big fucking deal.

by Anonymousreply 10209/09/2020

Shapo and Williams all the way!

by Anonymousreply 10309/09/2020

It's in fact a big deal.

Your body changes on pregnancy and being able to compete at the highest level it's in fact a big deal

R103 Shapo was eliminated

by Anonymousreply 10409/09/2020

williams is on dope

by Anonymousreply 10509/09/2020

Naomi for the win, I hope. She is upsetting the Repugs with the BLM masks. I love her. Remember that Serena is a Jehova's Witness and during the last election she was proud that her religion did not allow her to vote. Fuck that shit.

by Anonymousreply 10609/09/2020

[quote] Some of you are way too happy to overlook Shapo's many flaws (appearance-wise

What do you consider to be his flaws appearance wise? I don’t think he’s as good looking as DLets make him out to be. He looks like Janice from the Muppets.

by Anonymousreply 10709/09/2020

PCB looks like a nose with eyes.

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Then the nose knows what they say about a big proboscis...

by Anonymousreply 10909/09/2020

I think PCB is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 11009/09/2020

James Blake is approximately 40,000 times better than Brad Gilbert. He has a much more pleasant speaking voice, he doesn't talk as much, and he has better things to say. As a side note that doesn't affect his performance, he's also much better looking. He and the McEnroe brothers are definitely the best combination to listen to. Any time Chris Fowler, Chris Evert, or Brad Gilbert are included, it is painful.

by Anonymousreply 11109/09/2020

I would love to see PCB and RBA fuck each other. The spaniards are hot.

by Anonymousreply 11209/09/2020

Serena looks like she's going to lose. Down a set and a break to Pirinkova. Oh well, there's no way Serena was going to win this whole thing anyway. Osaka is on fire and I think she's the favorite.

by Anonymousreply 11309/09/2020

Rublev team or Medvedev team?

Minotaur team or Thiem team/Domicakes team?

by Anonymousreply 11409/09/2020

I prefer a Medvedev-Thiem semifinal.

I think Serena will win this match, but i doubt she'll win the title. Osaka has a game that is able to put Serena in trouble without too much effort, and she seems to be in better form (and i have serious doubt she can defeat Azarenka in case Vika is in the semis).

It's curious, a week ago seemed a really bad loss for Muguruza, but right now it's obvious Pironkova is in great form

by Anonymousreply 11509/09/2020

So disappointing that (reportedly) RBA and PCB are straight. They would be adorable together.

by Anonymousreply 11609/09/2020

Fuck you R111. Gilbert knows tennis and he's hilarious. Blake mumbles, and frankly is only there as an affirmative action hire (like Alexandra Stevenson). As for the McEnroe brothers, hot wind and nepotism are a bad combo. And leave Chrissie alone. When those idiots were debating last night who was the most influential person in tennis history, the usual choices - BJK, Ashe and Gibson came up. Chrissie only popularized tennis in the 70's to what it IS today. Practically every player plays with 2 hands. She may not have been the first to hit with 2 hands, but she popularized it before Connors or Borg we re well known.

by Anonymousreply 11709/09/2020

Sorry about your severe head injury, R117. Thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 11809/09/2020

R117 Would you like to have a lie down?

by Anonymousreply 11909/09/2020

I like James Blake, but he sounds like he's about to fall asleep. Stevenson is AWFUL in every way. Chrissie can be annoying but my favorite moment of hers was a tournament a few years ago, when loudmouthed know-nothing Fowler was arguing about something with her, and her response was "I don't know how many Grand Slams you won, but I won a couple..." Shut him right up.

by Anonymousreply 12009/09/2020

No commentary will ever reach this peak again.

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serena is through...

by Anonymousreply 12209/09/2020

Serena ain't gonna win this. I like Pirinkova's game, the forehand slice is a very underrated stroke, I use it all the time and it keeps the ball very low, it kind of dies and throws the other person off..

Brad Gilbert is a clown and for that I like him. He keeps it entertaining. James Blake is pretty but kind of boring.

I'm team Medvedev all the way.

by Anonymousreply 12309/09/2020

It seems Rublev is ready to give a good fight unlike Felix or Frances

by Anonymousreply 12409/09/2020

Team Daniil. He's nice looking and talented. He can REALLY play. Team mouse boy tonight.

by Anonymousreply 12509/09/2020

And it's over, if he wasted that advantage on the first set i don't think he has nothing to do.

by Anonymousreply 12609/09/2020

fucking slut and rat from russia won first set. ugly as fuck and rude.

by Anonymousreply 12709/09/2020

R125 He can be dick to people, too. Like last year on UsOpen

by Anonymousreply 12809/09/2020

Ha, R125, anyone would seem nice looking standing next to Rublev. That guy's face could stop a clock, and here it stopped the scoreboard!

As for commentators, I do think Gilbert really knows his tennis. He was a great coach. But I get that he can grate on people's nerves. I've heard that's why he usually gets let go as a coach. Blake is fine if a bit bland. Stevenson is ok and her insights can be good. It's just her voice makes her sound like a huge ditz. I like Chris Evert and always have. She's a fine commentator. I like Renee Stubbs. She's pretty good. I can listen to Jason Goodall's accent all day, and he knows his stuff. I don't mind John McEnroe, but I can't stand Patrick. Fowler for sure needs to go, though. R120, I remember when Chrissie shut him down with that comment. Have you noticed that he has sucked up to her ever since?

by Anonymousreply 12909/09/2020

Medvedev team

Daniil team

Mouse Boy team

by Anonymousreply 13009/09/2020

Love the South African accent..why does Cliffy only comment on women’s tennis?

by Anonymousreply 13109/09/2020

Even if you don't like Daniil, you have to admit that he is incredible at playing tennis. He has been incredible today. Silently covering the entire court and pounding return after return. Rublev hasn't been playing badly, it's just that Daniil is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 13209/09/2020

They are both fucking ugly.

And how many necklaces does Rublev gotta wear? I wonder if he is superstitious.

by Anonymousreply 13309/09/2020

Daniil is far from ugly; he's cute and has a very expressive face and fine features instead of cromagnon. You can tell when he is smiling even when he is wearing his mask. It's nice to have someone with some personality.

by Anonymousreply 13409/09/2020

Rublev seems to be very Chrisitan/Orthodox. He blesses himself and does the cross sign after he wins.

by Anonymousreply 13509/09/2020

[quote]And how many necklaces does Rublev gotta wear?

I know, right?

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I hope PCB makes A. Zverev cry.

by Anonymousreply 13709/09/2020

A. Zverev

by Anonymousreply 13809/09/2020

Are there any white players with yellow skin left in the men’s draw, or have they all been defeated?

by Anonymousreply 13909/09/2020

Rublev may be ugly but his FH is fucking gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 14009/09/2020

A. Stevenson looks terrible, the hair pin and dress is just so ugly. does she even own a mirror?

by Anonymousreply 14109/09/2020

B. Zverev

by Anonymousreply 14209/09/2020

A. Stevenson is now officially the World's Worst Tennis Commentator.

The bitch has my number.

by Anonymousreply 14309/09/2020

[quote] A. Stevenson is now officially the World's Worst Tennis Commentator.

A. Stevenson is now officially penciled in as the World's Worst Tennis Commentator.

by Anonymousreply 14409/09/2020

Demon Team or Domicakes Team?

by Anonymousreply 14509/09/2020

[quote] Demon Team or Domicakes Team?

Domicakes team!

Thiem team!

by Anonymousreply 14609/09/2020

I love Austrians

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R147 What is that man allowing to ferment on his face?

by Anonymousreply 14809/09/2020

[quote] I love Austrians

Mein Fuhrer!

by Anonymousreply 14909/09/2020

Thiem is watching Azarenka-Mertens with his mask pulled below his nose . . .

by Anonymousreply 15009/09/2020

Nein! Nein! Nein!

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Azarenka is destroying Mertens. If she wins this match and plays like this in the semis, she'll take out Serena if Serena plays like she did today.

by Anonymousreply 15209/09/2020

Normally Thiem team and it would be fine if he one, but going Demon team in this situation. Medvedev will crush either of them anyway.

by Anonymousreply 15309/09/2020

I think Blake is OK. this is his rookie year commentating?

by Anonymousreply 15409/09/2020

[quote] Normally Thiem team and it would be fine if he one

He be 27 not one. I be 21.

by Anonymousreply 15509/09/2020

I always think Thiem was hotter when he used wear his hair a bit longer.

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Fowler is on board to make tennis relatable to the general non-tennis audience. His light-weight and insipid commentary resonates with the couch-potato viewers who just happen to stumble on to a match while channel surfing. They see Serena and think to themselves "ooohhhh, that's Serena Williams" and are proud of themselves for knowing both her name, and that she is "THE VERY BEST TENNIS PLAYER EVER!!!!!" They nod along to Chris' every insipid comment, thinking that they too have that kind of knowledge.

Unfortunately, he's there for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 15709/09/2020

I love Domicakes’ sweaty legs tonight.

by Anonymousreply 15809/09/2020

R135 A lot of players do the cross. Coric is one of them and he doesn't seem particularly religious

by Anonymousreply 15909/10/2020

R136 The first time i watched Zverev my first though was for B A Baracus

by Anonymousreply 16009/10/2020

The double final has just started.

by Anonymousreply 16109/10/2020

Did anyone see Fowler in week one wearing a short-sleeved shirt? The guns were unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 16209/10/2020

Is he doubles specialist?

by Anonymousreply 16309/10/2020

Pavic/Soares won the tittle

Hugs and all at the end.

by Anonymousreply 16409/10/2020

The US Open has been such as shit show.

Wonder what the French Open will be like?

by Anonymousreply 16509/10/2020

Mektic is hawt

by Anonymousreply 16609/10/2020

Picks tonight, gurls?

Naomi in 2

Serena in 3

by Anonymousreply 16709/10/2020

Naomi in 2

Azarenka in 2

by Anonymousreply 16809/10/2020

I didn't see a match of Soares in a long time and, well, he aged

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Naomi in 2

Serena defaulted

by Anonymousreply 17009/10/2020

^ Muriel, you're terrible

by Anonymousreply 17109/10/2020

Vika in 2 Brady in 3

by Anonymousreply 17209/10/2020

R165 With their RECORD number of new cases, you mean? I can’t believe they’re planning to have an audience.

by Anonymousreply 17309/10/2020

Vika in 2 Naomi in 3

by Anonymousreply 17409/10/2020

Is anyone watching the match or is there a new thread? I've scrolled down the main page and don't see a new one.

Quality match so far, although Osaka dominated the 1st set tiebreaker.

by Anonymousreply 17509/10/2020

I don’t think there’s a new thread, R175. It’s just been Primetime for hours so no new posts.

by Anonymousreply 17609/10/2020

Impressed with how Brady seems unfazed so far. But those eyebrows...

by Anonymousreply 17709/10/2020

Seems like this is the match for all the beans. Winner of this one almost certainly takes the final, too.

by Anonymousreply 17809/10/2020

Some fine tennis going down here.

by Anonymousreply 17909/10/2020

and Fowler-free this evening!

by Anonymousreply 18009/10/2020

Really looking forward to Serena - Azarenka.

COME ON VIKA!

by Anonymousreply 18109/10/2020

Really HATE to listen to Evert

by Anonymousreply 18209/10/2020

Naomi's hair seriously fabulous

by Anonymousreply 18309/10/2020

This could become a rivalry! Ok Chrissie, keep it in your pants. They've played one match against each other (too lazy to look if they've played before).

by Anonymousreply 18409/10/2020

Get the ear plugs out, Vika's in the house!

by Anonymousreply 18509/10/2020

I'll be stunned if Vika pulls this off.

by Anonymousreply 18609/10/2020

A. Stevenson asks the dumbest questions! Stupid cunt.

Serena's in all red.

by Anonymousreply 18709/10/2020

Can one be both Thiem team and Domicakes team, or are they mutually exclusive?

by Anonymousreply 18809/10/2020

100% PCB team and Daniil team.

by Anonymousreply 18909/10/2020

Ugh, Fowler commentating, definitely get out the ear-plugs now!

by Anonymousreply 19009/10/2020

Serena double faulting...not serving well so far

by Anonymousreply 19109/10/2020

[QUOTE] The US Open has been such as shit show.

I disagree R165. To have only one player test positive, fewer withdrawals/mid-match retirements than any grand slam in recent memory, and a plethora of high-quality, competitive matches under these circumstances is pretty remarkable. Of course, the Djokovic default was unfortunate (and I'm not a fan) and anything can happen in next three days, but I think this has been a big success.

by Anonymousreply 19209/10/2020

Jesus, some ugly tennis out there.

The match will be over by 10:30

by Anonymousreply 19309/10/2020

Look at that RIDICULOUS billboard of a hood-ornament Alexandra is sporting! "QUEEN' 'GLAM' it says!

by Anonymousreply 19409/10/2020

I know, R194, it's so ugly!!!!

by Anonymousreply 19509/10/2020

WTF?

Serena sounds like she needs a ventilator.

by Anonymousreply 19609/10/2020

PCB throwing shade at Kyrgios on Twitter today. Love to see it. (Kyrgios gave it back on Insta, of course. Cunt.)

by Anonymousreply 19709/10/2020

This is like watching two blind people play tennis, just awful.

by Anonymousreply 19809/10/2020

Wowowow this is an unexpected turn of events so far. That said, nobody can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory like 30-something Serena. Time will tell, but Team Serena here.

by Anonymousreply 19909/10/2020

[quote] PCB throwing shade at Kyrgios on Twitter today. Love to see it. (Kyrgios gave it back on Insta, of course. Cunt.)

Links please.

by Anonymousreply 20009/10/2020

I think this was the shade R197 had in mind.

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by Anonymousreply 20109/10/2020

Serena team

by Anonymousreply 20209/10/2020

Vika’s shorts are awful. They look like a droopy diaper.

by Anonymousreply 20309/10/2020

and what was osaka wearing? A unitard with shorts over it.

by Anonymousreply 20409/10/2020

[quote] Vika’s shorts are awful. They look like a droopy diaper.

Vikas Gerulaitis?

by Anonymousreply 20509/10/2020

Guess Serena's ankle is all better now.

by Anonymousreply 20609/10/2020

Azarenka is really stepping it up. No one talks about Serenas grunt but it's becoming obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 20709/10/2020

I can't watch it because I can't stand hearing either one of them...Azarenka is the worst now that Sharapova is gone...and then also have to deal with Chris Fowler. That's too much to ask.

by Anonymousreply 20809/10/2020

I'm good with a Naomi / Vika final if thats where its going

by Anonymousreply 20909/10/2020

Get fucked Serena.

by Anonymousreply 21009/10/2020

The Osaka/Azarenka match that was supposed to happen at the previous tournament.

by Anonymousreply 21109/10/2020

Serena will blame the ankle.

by Anonymousreply 21209/10/2020

Serena lost. She just left, didn't even put on her mask.

She's too fat!

The other player is also a mother and she got her shape back...

If Serena lost the baby weight and got fit again...she could be still winning...too bad fat fuck!

by Anonymousreply 21309/10/2020

Um Serena, its time for a new coach, m'kay?

by Anonymousreply 21409/10/2020

God what a bummer. I really thought Serena could pull this one out and potentially get #24. If she could smack the ball against Osaka the way she did in the first set against Vika, she would’ve won the whole burrito. Now Osaka is gonna roll over Vika. I guess it’s fine, Serena’s nearly 40. It’s probably time for a new indefatigable contender. In ten years we’ll probably be debating whether Naomi or Serena is the GOAT. Maybe Ash Barty will intervene and we’ll have on the ladies side what we’ve had on the men’s side for the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 21509/10/2020

Osaka is in good form and fit. No way Serena and her fat ass can beat Osaka.

by Anonymousreply 21609/10/2020

r216, Serena's fat ass didn't even beat Vika

by Anonymousreply 21709/10/2020

She kept him as a coach coz he probably doesn't tell her to lose weight.

How can you call yourself a pro when you're so out of shape.

Or maybe she needs new PEDs...

by Anonymousreply 21809/10/2020

Serena has no movement left. I would like her to win a final slam, but I don’t think that’s possible.

by Anonymousreply 21909/10/2020

Serena won't win another GS. This was her last chance with players like Halep, Barty and the Canadian girl not playing. Time to retire and be a full time mom.

by Anonymousreply 22009/10/2020

Serena needs to retire in some semblance of dignity.

She's too fat, tired and old.

by Anonymousreply 22109/10/2020

I just don't think she has it anymore. And Lord, Granny Vee is practically using a mobility scooter to get around the court these days. It's time to hang it up, ladies.

by Anonymousreply 22209/11/2020

R220 do you mean Bouchard? She's playing on clay now and I'm listening to Tracy Austin comment. Awful on both counts.

by Anonymousreply 22309/11/2020

[quote][R220] do you mean Bouchard?

No, Bianca Andreescu....btw Genie Bikini made the QF in Istanbul after beating Kuznetzova, time to sharpen the pencil

by Anonymousreply 22409/11/2020

Mouratoglou is there for camera time and a paycheck. Doubtful he tells Serena shit and doubtful she would listen. She was huffing and puffing last night after every point. If that didn't send a signal to her, nothing will. I think she has another Wimbledon in her, but she has to face reality and lose 12-15 pounds.

by Anonymousreply 22509/11/2020

lol that ankle problem when there was 40-40 hahahah why losers has always health problems when they the main rival has chance to win a game

by Anonymousreply 22609/11/2020

The same was with djoko.

by Anonymousreply 22709/11/2020

Why couldn't she take a bathroom break or change her outfit like a normal person?

by Anonymousreply 22809/11/2020

She implossioned

by Anonymousreply 22909/11/2020

why are all the top male players have some kind of "mental Issue"? is their any top male player that is more or less down to earth and normal?..

by Anonymousreply 23009/11/2020

her ankles are crying out in pain from carrying her fat ass!

by Anonymousreply 23109/11/2020

I think Carreño will defeat Zverev (and Kyrgious will probably suffer a heart attack).

The second semi is very interesting with the best two players of the tournament

by Anonymousreply 23209/11/2020

Nole.

by Anonymousreply 23309/11/2020

Or should that now be “Puig!”?

by Anonymousreply 23409/11/2020

Pablo gives good bulge. Sacha, not so much

by Anonymousreply 23509/11/2020

Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund won the double tournament

by Anonymousreply 23609/11/2020

PCB team or A. Zverev team?

by Anonymousreply 23709/11/2020

PCBulgeTeam

by Anonymousreply 23809/11/2020

And Carreño is a set and a break up.

Of course Coric was in the same situation and ended losing the match

by Anonymousreply 23909/11/2020

63 30

Two breaks up and i'ts pretty obvious that Carreño is not Coric so or Sascha starts to play well now or he'll lose.

Anyway, i don't think he has a chance against Medvedev or Thiem

by Anonymousreply 24009/11/2020

Zverev redefining the term "Shitting the bed"

by Anonymousreply 24109/11/2020

they are both so tall.

by Anonymousreply 24209/11/2020

Flopos

F. Zverev

by Anonymousreply 24309/11/2020

Go Pablo! He has big uncut dick energy.

by Anonymousreply 24409/11/2020

wtf is wrong with the german?

by Anonymousreply 24509/11/2020

If Pablo win, I get half a Slam, no?

by Anonymousreply 24609/11/2020

Loving Pablo's big sloppy bulge - its just flopping around in there!

by Anonymousreply 24709/11/2020

Pressure. But maybe he's loosening up now?

by Anonymousreply 24809/11/2020

darling, Pressure is a privilege

by Anonymousreply 24909/11/2020

yeah, if you can feel that way, I bow at your feet!

by Anonymousreply 25009/11/2020

CPB crapping the bed.

by Anonymousreply 25109/11/2020

omg that second serve was in Suffolk County

by Anonymousreply 25209/11/2020

R252, yet he has no problem hitting Zverev himself!

by Anonymousreply 25309/11/2020

I still don't like Zverev, hope Thiem or Danil takes him out

by Anonymousreply 25409/11/2020

PCB out. That’s a shame. How did he not manage to win a third set or how did A. Zverev manage to keep him from winning a third set?

by Anonymousreply 25509/11/2020

Happy with the women finalists, ZFG about the remaining men, though it'd be good to see Thiem take out obnoxious AZ and Medvedrug.

by Anonymousreply 25609/11/2020

Thiem team!

by Anonymousreply 25709/11/2020

If you miss Rafa, don't despair, Daniil is adjusting his shorts compulsively now too

by Anonymousreply 25809/11/2020

[quote] Thiem team!

Yay!

Thiem team!

Domicakes team!

by Anonymousreply 25909/11/2020

Yay! I’m so happy.

by Anonymousreply 26009/11/2020

Thiem’s ass is one of the wonders of the world.

by Anonymousreply 26109/11/2020

I know you missed my ass...here it is in black and white

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Damn. I hope Thiem's ankle is OK..

by Anonymousreply 26309/11/2020

[quote] I know you missed my ass

¿No?

by Anonymousreply 26409/11/2020

[quote] Thiem’s ass is one of the wonders of the world.

What qualities/characteristics do you think make it a world wonder?

by Anonymousreply 26509/11/2020

[quote] Damn. I hope Thiem's ankle is OK..

Me too.

Thiem team.

Domicakes team.

by Anonymousreply 26609/11/2020

Thiem is soaking wet, why doesn't he change his clothes? even his shorts are sticking to him

by Anonymousreply 26709/11/2020

Thiem is through...

by Anonymousreply 26809/11/2020

Yay! I’m so happy.

Thiem team!

Domicakes team!

by Anonymousreply 26909/11/2020

I love Domi's sweaty body, arms and legs.

by Anonymousreply 27009/11/2020

Pancake vs muffins for the final.

by Anonymousreply 27109/11/2020

Thiem said his heel was hurting him, very painful...he changed shoe and it was OK after that.

Good luck to him!

Austria Vs Germany.

Both sponsored by Adidas. wonder if they will be wearing same outfit? lol

by Anonymousreply 27209/11/2020

US Open 2020 final

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As i watched the Thiem Medvedev match I was wondering to myself, in a match do they think in their native languages, or do they think in English. Then I decided that they must think in their native languages, in this case German and Russian.

by Anonymousreply 27409/11/2020

For some reason I never realized that Domicakes is tall. I thought he was short.

by Anonymousreply 27509/11/2020

Thiem's long outburst tonight was in German, so yes, they must think in their native languages.

by Anonymousreply 27609/11/2020

[quote] I thought he was short.

Why?

by Anonymousreply 27709/11/2020

[quote] I was wondering to myself, in a match do they think in their native languages, or do they think in English.

Why would you wonder whether they don't think in their native languages when playing?

by Anonymousreply 27809/11/2020

R276, I agree, but was impressed when Medvedev immediately went to English to jeer at the chair umpire. It’s like he has automatic language settings for sarcasm.

by Anonymousreply 27909/11/2020

ugh not a fan of Thiem off-court but I hope he destroys the entitled, spoiled, anointed divaPrincess Zvereva

to be fair Thiem has come the closest of anyone to winning a slam in the last 3 years. He's been able to defeat the big 3 but not consecutively.

by Anonymousreply 28009/11/2020

R274 in the PCB-Shapovalov match, PCB asked the umpire why Shapovalov didn't get a warning after uttering "cyka!" ("suka", the Russian word for "bitch"). The umpire said he didn't speak Russian so he didn't know. PCB said he doesn't either but knows that swear word lol

by Anonymousreply 28109/11/2020

Thiem is an idiot, but Zverev is a brat. Not sure which is worse.

Medvedev is a racist and a nasty piece of work, though, so happy he kept collapsing when serving for the set.

by Anonymousreply 28209/11/2020

Why is this thread always called "the Gays and Tennis". It's just "Tennis", isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 28309/11/2020

[quote] Medvedev is a racist

What racist things has he said? I totally believe it.

by Anonymousreply 28409/11/2020

Interestingly, the story has been largely erased from the web, but there's stray articles, and this video. He got himself disqualified for his behavior.

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I’m surprised none of you cunts chimed in when ESPN cut to a shot of A Zverev in the stands watching the match barefoot with his feet up in front of him. He had deformed geisha pinkie toes, but also delightful blonde leg hair. He’s probably the only remaining contender with what appears to be yellow skin on an erstwhile causcasian competitor.

by Anonymousreply 28609/11/2020

Thanks R285.

by Anonymousreply 28709/11/2020

Medvedev has always apologized after every incident in which he’s hurled abuse at umpires, or, in one case, thrown coins. He’s always so sorry. But he never changes.

by Anonymousreply 28809/11/2020

Why are the posters in this thread so enamored with blond leg hair? I've nothing against it, but it seems to be a particular fetish here.

by Anonymousreply 28909/11/2020

Yes, I saw the German watching the match with his feet up. His feet are fine.

Why do you say thiem is stupid?

by Anonymousreply 29009/11/2020

[quote] He’s probably the only remaining contender with what appears to be yellow skin on an erstwhile causcasian competitor.

Who were the others?

by Anonymousreply 29109/11/2020

Med is on dope

by Anonymousreply 29209/12/2020

R285 Med is not racist. He has bad temper when he is losing

by Anonymousreply 29309/12/2020

[quote]ESPN cut to a shot of A. Zverev in the stands watching the match barefoot with his feet up in front of him

Here he is

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Zverev is repulsive in every way.

Thiem, despite being hot and fun to watch, seems like a spoiled little shit too, but I’ll be rooting for him to stomp AZ

by Anonymousreply 29509/12/2020

I don't think Thiem is stupid or spoiled, but he is pretty conservative in terms of money, well, just like his whole country. And he was not smart in the way he expressed his oppinion either. Berrettini said the same (not donate to players with less ranking) but was able to say it without irking everyone.

I think his previous nice guy image played against Thiem, people simply weren't expected him to be so harsh.

It happens to Nadal everytime he express an oppinion, in Spain there's always reactions when he does it because people got used to him being totally politically correct that now every little oppinion gets massive attention.

About the final, if Thiem plays well he'll win. He is playing way better than Sascha and he is dealing with pressure way better. Zverev needs to serve very well (something he is not doing) to have options.

If tennis were fair, Thiem will win, he was closer to win a GS in the past and he is playing way better in this touranment, but tennis is not always fair

by Anonymousreply 29609/12/2020

Tennis players usually have some of the grossest feet imaginable

by Anonymousreply 29709/12/2020

Also, Thiem has played a lot less than Zverev. Alexandra has played several five setters. She has to feel it in her bones.

by Anonymousreply 29809/12/2020

I think Thiem is way more mentally strong than A Zverev

by Anonymousreply 29909/12/2020

Zverev looks like a hillbilly from a Kentucky trailer park.......

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Alex has nice abs but that's about it. The other day I saw Rublev in the stands and he looked surprisingly attractive compared to how he looks on court... ie. Not like a soaked rat and nice hair.

by Anonymousreply 30109/12/2020

[quote]Why is this thread always called "the Gays and Tennis". It's just "Tennis", isn't it?

so we can post pics like this and blatantly make lascivious comments, Rose

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I am so looking forward to the Generali Open singles final tomorrow. Are you?

by Anonymousreply 30309/12/2020

for when this thread gets paywalled, here's the next one in advance

I know some complain but I think the threads are better when more people can participate.

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Bouchard vs. Tig for the Istanbul title tomorrow

Genie actually beat Kuznetsova in 3 sets this week, her first win over Sevta

by Anonymousreply 30509/12/2020

R303 it's always nice seeing someone win his/her first title so yes. I think Kecmanovic is the favorite

by Anonymousreply 30609/12/2020

[quote] Why is this thread always called "the Gays and Tennis". It's just "Tennis", isn't it?

Millions of years ago, when this thread was born, it was all about who we suspected was gay on the ATP circuit and why none dared come out. Since then, this thread has just always been called The Gays and Tennis, Part X.

by Anonymousreply 30709/12/2020

Rafa is gay

by Anonymousreply 30809/12/2020

Rafa has a lot of issues. he's gotta call his mama 3 times a night !

by Anonymousreply 30909/12/2020

What for?

by Anonymousreply 31009/12/2020

Rome draw out

some brutal opening rounds:

Halep will most likely play Sevastova after a bye

Yastremska vs. Giorgi

Vekic vs. Anisimova

Venus vs. Azarenka AGAIN

Muguruza vs. Stephens

Gauff vs. Jabeur

Kontaveit vs. Garcia

Mertens vs. Hsieh

Krajinovic vs. FAA

Coric vs. Garin

Shapovalov vs. Pella

Paire vs. Sinner

Nadal and PCB have byes but will then face each other in rd2

by Anonymousreply 31109/12/2020

and the winner of Venus/Azarenka will play Kenin who has a bye

by Anonymousreply 31209/12/2020

R310, According to his mother, Nadal's mom uses the fireplace. He calls her to make sure she puts it out at night. He calls her 3 times to make sure she's done it. also he's afraid of thunder and other little things and he hates tomatoes.

by Anonymousreply 31309/12/2020

so neither Nadal nor Djokovic eat tomatoes

by Anonymousreply 31409/12/2020

I heard nadal hates white cheese, too.

by Anonymousreply 31509/12/2020

I know not if Medvedev is a racist, or an anti-Semite, or anti-women, or if his asshole act at the Open in 2019 was an act or just him being his honest self.

What I know is there is enough smoke there to know he's not a great person.

And that said, I still prefer him to Djokovic, who is never honest about who he is because of his desperate need to be liked. Medvedev may be a horrible person (or not), but I tend to think we see him showing who he is (especially when he's in bad temper).

by Anonymousreply 31609/12/2020

Nadal sounds like a compulsive loon

by Anonymousreply 31709/12/2020

[quote] Now the Wizard needs to give Domi a brain

"Brain" and "brain"! What is "brain"?

by Anonymousreply 31809/12/2020

Nadal is also afraid of vaginas

by Anonymousreply 31909/12/2020

Osaka team or Azarenka team?

by Anonymousreply 32009/12/2020

Why is there a sausage gyrating on ESPN?

by Anonymousreply 32109/12/2020

What is the Mariah Carey rubbish?

by Anonymousreply 32209/12/2020

Osaka team or Azarenka team?

I like & hate them both. So Azarenka`s win would be great feel good story. Osaka is is the favorite. I`m good with either, but would be happy to see Azarenka win. I was thrilled to see her slay her nemesis S. Williams.

by Anonymousreply 32309/12/2020

that's a nice Mariah song

by Anonymousreply 32409/12/2020

I love Osaka's activism and she has been cracking the ball. She's the favorite

I'm just glad it's a slam final between 2 slam winners. We've had enough new female winners in recent years

conversely it's time for new men's champs

by Anonymousreply 32509/12/2020

I like them both, the only thing that i don't like is the Vika's banshee scream

by Anonymousreply 32609/12/2020

I'm fine with either. It would be great to see the first mom to win the US open and it's not Serena! You know that's gotta be eating at her...maybe she is eating her feelings right now...

by Anonymousreply 32709/12/2020

Nadal doesn't use sunscreen, he hates the sticky feeling. "it's awful" he said.

From is 2011 autiobio : He also doesn't eat ham and cheese. (ham is national dish of spain).

Thunder/lightning: Hates it. He is terrified. He was scared as a kid, but "even now, when there's a storm and you need to go outside to fetch something, he won't let you," said his mother, again.

Swimming: Doesn't hate it, but he's terrified of it. And he doesn't swim unless he can see "sand at the bottom," says his sister.

Animals/dogs, in Rafa's own words: "I'm not comfortable with animals, not even with dogs. I doubt their intentions."

by Anonymousreply 32809/12/2020

Serena’s had a BABY, r327!!??!

by Anonymousreply 32909/12/2020

R328 you can tell he doesn't wear sunblock as he had age spots on his face up close and wrinkles when he makes a face.

Really interesting he doesn't swim since he loves to go on yachts

by Anonymousreply 33009/12/2020

Has Azarenka commented or been asked about what's going on in Belarus? She's the most famous Belarusian woman in the world

by Anonymousreply 33109/12/2020

R331 I think she was asked in an interview and quickly said she had no response.

by Anonymousreply 33209/12/2020

[quote] Really interesting he doesn't swim since he loves to go on yachts

Is he on the yacht circuit?

by Anonymousreply 33309/12/2020

I never saw him.

by Anonymousreply 33409/12/2020

Rafa loves to fish, if my memory serves.

by Anonymousreply 33509/12/2020

R335 yes shrimp in particular but it must be with Spanish paprika

he also eats chocolate daily

by Anonymousreply 33609/12/2020

Azarenka is playing well but Osaka is very flat so far

by Anonymousreply 33709/12/2020

[quote] Osaka is very flat so far

And that's just her affect.

by Anonymousreply 33809/12/2020

Right now Osaka is playing how she used to before she became a champion. She's leaking errors in longer rallies

the other night against Brady, they were having long rallies with harder shots. Azarenka is redirecting the ball well but it's weird that she's on less defense so far

by Anonymousreply 33909/12/2020

Vika is taking it to Osaka.

by Anonymousreply 34009/12/2020

Yikes, Osaka is a totally different player today than when she played Brady two days ago.

by Anonymousreply 34109/12/2020

Yikes, Osaka is a totally different player today than when she played Brady two days ago.

by Anonymousreply 34209/12/2020

didn't osaka said she doesn't sleep during slams? That could be one of the reasons...

by Anonymousreply 34309/12/2020

*say

by Anonymousreply 34409/12/2020

I adore Rafa. Every tick, quirk, and superstition about him. I love how he fights. I love how he's disliked by tennis snobs. I adore Rafa.

by Anonymousreply 34509/12/2020

Osaka team or Azarenka team in the final set?

by Anonymousreply 34609/12/2020

down to third set

by Anonymousreply 34709/12/2020

pulling for Vika, but see Osaka taking it

by Anonymousreply 34809/12/2020

Osaka breaks. 3-1

by Anonymousreply 34909/12/2020

That horrific Vika scream will soon be silenced if Osaka keeps playing at this pace.

by Anonymousreply 35009/12/2020

Well, thats it thats all folks!

by Anonymousreply 35109/12/2020

3 consecutive break points saved by Osaka. 4-1.

by Anonymousreply 35209/12/2020

Is Katrina Adams in the house today?

by Anonymousreply 35309/12/2020

hey, 1.5 million bucks...ain't too shabby for the loser.

by Anonymousreply 35409/12/2020

Azarenka saves some break points and keep the match going

Osaka leads 4-2

by Anonymousreply 35509/12/2020

"Serena, we're all sorry that you aren't out here accepting the winner's check."

by Anonymousreply 35609/12/2020

And Azarenka breaks 4-3

by Anonymousreply 35709/12/2020

Osaka is monumentally unattractive. It’s amazing she’s the highest-paid athlete in the sport.

by Anonymousreply 35809/12/2020

Break again

5-3 for Osaka

by Anonymousreply 35909/12/2020

R358, oh really? link?

She makes more than the soccer players like CR7? He's got a lot of sponsors too.

by Anonymousreply 36009/12/2020

R360 has reading comprehension issues.

by Anonymousreply 36109/12/2020

Finished

by Anonymousreply 36209/12/2020

Her outfit is just terrible.

by Anonymousreply 36309/12/2020

She doesn't even look happy. I was rooting for the underdog.

by Anonymousreply 36409/12/2020

Hi Serena at 358!

by Anonymousreply 36509/12/2020

She goes straight to her phone...typical.

by Anonymousreply 36609/12/2020

Osaka’s a weird one—she has an autistic otherworldliness—but she’s a fantastic player.

by Anonymousreply 36709/12/2020

Naomi will reach 24 before Serena.

by Anonymousreply 36809/12/2020

Osaka's outfist is as bad as Osaka's boyfriend hairstyle

by Anonymousreply 36909/12/2020

What amazes me about Naomi is the speed of her preparation, it's unreal. And then the racquet head speed.

by Anonymousreply 37009/12/2020

R367, She's definitely a strange person...I still can't warm up to her personality. I hate that she mumbles when she gives interviews. She's a great player though...

by Anonymousreply 37109/12/2020

I was thinking the same thing, r370. Loved that so many of the rallies were shot from about waist height, where you could really appreciate Osaka’s early preparation and that final “snap” just before she makes contact with the ball.

by Anonymousreply 37209/12/2020

So I was reading Vika wouldn't really comment on what is going on in Belarus...and she's met with and played tennis with Lushenko. Still and all a great match.

by Anonymousreply 37309/12/2020

That sage, Chris Fowler, referred to this as compelling. We agree.

by Anonymousreply 37409/12/2020

Yeah and she keeps her top spin FH low when hitting deep. And that angled FH when she's pulled VERY wide is incredible -- she returns a great angle with a short angle and pace.

by Anonymousreply 37509/12/2020

Chris Evert mentioned Vika having a child. Details please.

by Anonymousreply 37609/12/2020

Osaka is amazing! Love her! So happy for her!

Fuck the racists in this thread attacking her.

by Anonymousreply 37709/12/2020

So what if Naomi's a little socially awkward. It's good to have a #1 who's much less of a spoiled arrogant brat than some of her predecessors.

by Anonymousreply 37809/12/2020

Osaka has the overall best forehand in the women's game now. Not quite as powerful as Keys, but Osaka has more accuracy and consistency. She has the safest huge forehand. Her backhand and movement have improved in the last 3 years

Horrible start today by Naomi but then she turned things around. Azarenka started in good form but she lost confidence once she couldn't count on Osaka's errors anymore

Anyway they are both hardcourt specialists so I don't think they'll be big factors in the brief clay season coming up

by Anonymousreply 37909/12/2020

It's hard to know what Azarenka truly thinks about the situation in Belarus

yes she has met and played with Lushenko but remember, he is a dictator. It might be scary for her family if she had refused and it might be bad for them now if she were to speak up against him. We won't truly know until sometime in the future when he is either deposed from power or dead how she feels

Have we ever seen or read about her enthusiastically supporting him? I don't follow her closely but I don't remember anything close to Shapovalov's "I like Putin" stance

by Anonymousreply 38009/12/2020

I love me some super dork Naomi. I love how she apologizes for everything. Muricans cant relate coz its never their fault.

by Anonymousreply 38109/12/2020

I also love Vika, glad she is back. But Naomi slays all moms.

by Anonymousreply 38209/12/2020

Lukashenko

by Anonymousreply 38309/12/2020

Point taken R380

by Anonymousreply 38409/12/2020

God, you're so right, R381. I'm American, but I can't stand that very few people in this country ever seem to be able to accept responsibility for their actions or admit when they're at fault.

I'm glad Naomi won and was rooting for her, but I would have been fine with Vika winning, too. Hopefully Thiem can win tomorrow. I don't think Zverev can get away with a set or two of brain farting and pushing the ball like he did against PCB. Thiem played well against Medvedev but got some help from the octopus (apparently that's what Rublev calls Medvedev).

by Anonymousreply 38509/12/2020

I wanted Vika to win just because it could be her last chance at an Open. That said, I adore Osaka. I find her awkwardness oddly compelling and genuine (this may fade in years to come!). Barring injury, I can see her winning double digit Slams when it's all said and done. Her game is so complete.

by Anonymousreply 38609/12/2020

It'll be interesting to see if Osaka ever becomes a factor on clay and grass. You'd think grass would be a lock. Clay takes more patience though

by Anonymousreply 38709/12/2020

R368 No, unless she learns to play on clay and grass.

Serena at her age had 6 GS

by Anonymousreply 38809/13/2020

Bring on the MENS! What would Rafa do if his cable went out during the match?

by Anonymousreply 38909/13/2020

[quote] What would Rafa do if his cable went out during the match?

Pick his ass in an effort to find improved reception.

by Anonymousreply 39009/13/2020

Naomi speaks with a fake voice. If you know anything about the Japanese women...they speak in a fake high voice, to make them sound innocent or who knows what the effect they are going for...makes them sound like they are 5. Naomi's voice isn't as fake but I can definitely hear it.

by Anonymousreply 39109/13/2020

How Japanese is she? Not her genes but her background.

by Anonymousreply 39209/13/2020

R392, she may have been influenced by the way her Japanese mother spoke, even though she herself has lived most of her life in the U.S. A Japanese woman told me that it is almost impossible to shake off that affected voice.

by Anonymousreply 39309/13/2020

Miomir Kecmanovic won his first ATP title in Kitzbühel, defeating qualifier Yannick Hanfmann

Genie Bikini Bouchard didn't make it in Istanbul, she lost the final to Patricia Maria Tig after facing 8 match points

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by Anonymousreply 39409/13/2020

The pencil lost its lead when reading R394.

by Anonymousreply 39509/13/2020

Ima say Domicakes in 4

by Anonymousreply 39609/13/2020

Bouchard is improving though. She got to the QF in Prague and now the finals in Istanbul. If she is given more WCs especially at RG, she could have another run to the second week again. She was barely able to win any main draw matches for the last 3 years and now she's gaining momentum.

by Anonymousreply 39709/13/2020

Fake ass Naomi probably saw how much Nishikori earned so she claimed to be Japanese when she can't even speak Japanese herself.

by Anonymousreply 39809/13/2020

no. Osaka's father originally went to the USTA to get sponsored. They didn't think she was worth investing in compared to the others in her age group (not sure who those were). Obviously they couldn't go to Haiti as that country doesn't have the money to support a tennis player. So they turned to Japan who accepted her and now they are cashing in. Nishikori has tons of endorsements despite not winning a slam. Osaka is the highest paid female athlete and it will only grow with this third slam

whoever made that decision at the USTA not to invest in her should be fired lol

by Anonymousreply 39909/13/2020

[quote] whoever made that decision at the USTA not to invest in her should be fired lol

Too late for that.

by Anonymousreply 40009/13/2020

[quote] Osaka is the highest paid female athlete

She makes more than the soccer players like CR7? He's got a lot of sponsors too.

by Anonymousreply 40109/13/2020

Osaka is the highest paid female athlete.

I'm sure that Serena is pissed about that one.

Naomi just checks more boxes, that's all. She's multi-racial, younger, and nicer.

by Anonymousreply 40209/13/2020

But she's not a mother!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 40309/13/2020

I'm just glad Osaka became the highest female athlete before Sharapova left the game. It was absurd she ever had that accomplishment. Also fitting that Osaka straight setted her at Indian Wells in her breakout season

by Anonymousreply 40409/13/2020

no hug at the net tonight

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R399

I'm not sure about that. Naomi has a Japanese last name, not her father's name for a reason. They saw $$$ in Japan. When she first broke onto the scene, she was adamant in saying she didn't know what it was like to be an American - despite living in the US for her whole life. The plan was always to play for Japan.

by Anonymousreply 40609/13/2020

They pay more in japan? Not in USA?

by Anonymousreply 40709/13/2020

Nishikori makes more in endorsements than Nadal.

Kenin and Stephens won slams recently and it barely made a blip. Osaka already had huge deals before she even won her first slam. Her family made the right decision to go for the big bucks in Japan.

by Anonymousreply 40809/13/2020

If Stephens had maintained her level she would have been HUGE. Bubbly personality and beautiful. I still see that chocolate milk ad here and there.

Kenin is less commercial IMO. Very athletic but ordinary looking and plain personality

by Anonymousreply 40909/13/2020

R399 That happens on every federation, spanish federation rejected Kuznetsova (it was not a real offer but Emilio Sanchez Vicario wanting to know if there was a real interest, Sveta's father probably wouldn't be happy with Kuznetsova changing nationality) and the most recent De Miñaur.

Alex has double nationality, but he lived in Spain at that time. His father lost his job so his career would be over before the start. They ask for help at the spanish federation and they said them they have better players (even if back then Davidovich and Kuhn were better it was a very very bad idea but they are very useless, they simply wait for an individual player to get it by himself (or herself) and get the merit)

R401 CR7 is not a female athlete

by Anonymousreply 41009/13/2020

Thiem team/Domicakes team or A. Zverev team?

by Anonymousreply 41109/13/2020

The plan was NOT always for Naomi Osaka to play for Japan. She wanted to play for the US as her idols the Williams sisters did. But the WTA and USTA decided that Shelby Rogers and Christina McHale and that other blond chick who did well in the Open four years ago but has been injured ever since were better bets and threw all their money behind them instead of Osaka. Osaka subsequently approached the Japanese tennis association and they wisely decided to help defray her costs as a rookie player. It doesn't take a genius to suspect why the WTA did not choose to back Osaka at the time.

Osaka's last name is Osaka because there's an odd custom in Japan of children born to female Japanese mothers but foreign fathers adopting the name of the city in which they were born instead of the father's. Yes, it is a tradition steeped in a lot of racist history and policy (for example, children with "Foreign" names had trouble inheriting property from grandparents and even their parents). Osaka's massive and well deserved success is helping to change that prejudice.

Finally, the reason Nishikori and Osaka are getting such huge endorsement deals in Japan isn't that Japan pays more but because they are getting bigger slices of a much smaller pie. They're basically the only two international athletic stars in Japan, which makes them basically the only internationally recognized Japanese stars in the world, certainly the only ones with any major recognition outside of Asia.

by Anonymousreply 41209/13/2020

Neither of them truly excites me, r411, but Thiem is just slightly less predictable. So it’s Thiem team for me.

by Anonymousreply 41309/13/2020

I would love to know tennis federations make decisions on who to sponsor. Some players peak as juniors while others improve and have their best results as adults. Looking at the winners of junior slams over the years, there are a bunch of them I've never heard of who failed to transition well to the adult tour.

There are cases like Sharapova who lived up to the hype since she was very young and who the USTA very much wanted but her father always wanted her to represent Russia.

by Anonymousreply 41409/13/2020

[quote] Where's the guy who used to post with a few paragraphs of drollery as a preamble to the Slams? I miss those, even with the corn.

In response to R340 at the below-linked thread (Part 57), that was me. I stopped posting them when tennis threads, including major threads, started being paywalled. It wasn’t worth it if the threads were going to be stopped after 300-400 posts and another had to be started. A brief intro is now more logical.

I wasn’t actually the originator of that “style” of posting on DL tennis threads. I started doing that about eight years ago when the original poster stopped. I just copied his shtick.

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by Anonymousreply 41509/13/2020

[quote]that other blonde chick who did well in the Open four years ago but has been injured ever since

CoCo Vandeweghe?

by Anonymousreply 41609/13/2020

I can't stand Zverev's entitlement and the fact that like Sharapova, he's been treated like he already made it since he was a child. He's very arrogant behind the scenes and tournament officials don't like him. He even had the nerve to complain about his locker placement at Wimbledon a year or 2 ago.

I don't like Thiem off court and he's a dumb player but I love how he can crush the ball.

by Anonymousreply 41709/13/2020

[quote] the only internationally recognized Japanese stars in the world, certainly the only ones with any major recognition outside of Asia.

Fuck you.

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by Anonymousreply 41809/13/2020

How many games will it take before Zverev has his first tantrum?

by Anonymousreply 41909/13/2020

Trophy Girl Naomi

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One of these two young men will, by virtue of winning today, become a inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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by Anonymousreply 42109/13/2020

R412. Sorry no.

The USTA showed interest in Osaka at 16, but she had committed to Japan earlier despite the Japanese federation not providing her any monetary support.

In the words of her parents. "We made the decision that Naomi would represent Japan at an early age," Osaka's parents said in an email. "She was born in Osaka and was brought up in a household of Japanese and Haitian culture. Quite simply, Naomi and her sister Mari have always felt Japanese so that was our only rationale. It was never a financially motivated decision nor were we ever swayed either way by any national federation."

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by Anonymousreply 42209/13/2020

I wonder if Verdasco's tennis career is on its last legs. Yesterday he won only 2 games off Dzumhur in a 6-0 6-2 beatdown. Dzumhur isn't exactly a clay demon either

by Anonymousreply 42309/13/2020

R422 that's what her family says now. By the age of 16, yes the USTA did change its mind. When she was younger 13/14 the USTA did not want her. Her father figured it would be better to go with Japan than compete with many others and his decision ended up being right.

by Anonymousreply 42409/13/2020

Who were/are the white players with yellow skin in the men’s draw?

by Anonymousreply 42509/13/2020

Does Zverev speak German too? I've only heard him speak English and obviously he knows Russian

by Anonymousreply 42609/13/2020

Hopefully Thiem's shoes are better today

by Anonymousreply 42709/13/2020

first point already a Zverev forehand error lol between that and his second serve those are his biggest weaknesses

by Anonymousreply 42809/13/2020

Not sure the family statement makes sense. Didn't Naomi say something about the difficulty of fitting in in Japan being half black?

by Anonymousreply 42909/13/2020

What’s the deal with that little headband thing Thiem wears? Is it his trademark or something? It looks ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 43009/13/2020

I think Naomi's parents don't want to say anything that would offend the Japanese people or sponsors. At this point though, it doesn't matter. She is a tennis superstar and will never have trouble getting sponsors for the rest of her life. Naomi is honest. Her success is very good for mixed race people living in Asia, especially a mostly homogeneous country like Japan

by Anonymousreply 43109/13/2020

R430 it's to keep his freshly highlighted hair out of his face as hair holds onto sweat.

by Anonymousreply 43209/13/2020

[quote] Does Zverev speak German too?

Yes. He's German of Russian descent.

by Anonymousreply 43309/13/2020

The one improvement Zverev has made is his volleys. After he botched that easy match point against Nadal in Indian Wells a few years ago, he's worked hard in that area

by Anonymousreply 43409/13/2020

[quote] Dzumhur isn't exactly a clay demon either

He is not clay specialist?

by Anonymousreply 43509/13/2020

Zverev starting much better today and with a break

by Anonymousreply 43609/13/2020

Thiem can sometimes struggle to return serve. If Zverev doesn't double fault himself to death, Thiem could be in trouble

by Anonymousreply 43709/13/2020

R432 That whole thing with the highlights and the tiny headband is very girly and twee. He looks like an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 43809/13/2020

wow Thiem is wild now

by Anonymousreply 43909/13/2020

And Thiem is doing exactly the opposite of what he has to do. Congratulations

by Anonymousreply 44009/13/2020

I guess Zverev feels no pressure today. This is the first opponent he's not the favorite

by Anonymousreply 44109/13/2020

Imagine how arrogant Zverev will get if he wins a slam.

by Anonymousreply 44209/13/2020

R442 he'll be insufferable. He already expects tournaments to give in to his every demand

by Anonymousreply 44309/13/2020

Is Thiem injured?

by Anonymousreply 44409/13/2020

is the emotionally stunted Melo watching today in the stands as he was in the SF?

by Anonymousreply 44509/13/2020

R444 remember he hurt his ankle a bit against Medvedev, slipping twice and ranting about his shoes in German

by Anonymousreply 44609/13/2020

He's in Rome jacking off to Zverev over the TV.

by Anonymousreply 44709/13/2020

If Zverev wins he'll no doubt triple his number of necklaces

by Anonymousreply 44809/13/2020

Zverev is serving well but Thiem is just not in this match at ALL so far.

by Anonymousreply 44909/13/2020

things are falling Zverev's way so far. I hope he chokes at some point

by Anonymousreply 45009/13/2020

lmfao at Zverev suddenly becoming a serve and volleyer

by Anonymousreply 45109/13/2020

[quote]He's in Rome jacking off to Zverev over the TV

no homo!

by Anonymousreply 45209/13/2020

Thanks, R446.

by Anonymousreply 45309/13/2020

I cannot fucking stand Zverev.

Please, Domi, get it together.

by Anonymousreply 45409/13/2020

maybe Thiem should try serving and volleying too

by Anonymousreply 45509/13/2020

Which make players have feminine asses?

by Anonymousreply 45609/13/2020

Which male players have feminine asses?

by Anonymousreply 45709/13/2020

Coric and PCB must be kicking themselves. They had this guy on the ropes and here he is with an easy first set in the final

by Anonymousreply 45809/13/2020

Thiem is choking big time

by Anonymousreply 45909/13/2020

Disgusting

by Anonymousreply 46009/13/2020

The commentators are annoying me, they keep on saying how well Zverev is playing as if he is dictating play, but Thiem is barely getting in 1/3 of his first serves?!

by Anonymousreply 46109/13/2020

He better wake up fast because this is not looking good.

Zverev's game will crumble with pressure but till now he is not feeling pressure at all

by Anonymousreply 46209/13/2020

Ironic that I was happy to see Djokovic ousted. Zverev is among the few players who are even more obnoxious. I'd rather have seen Djokovic take this than Zverev.

by Anonymousreply 46309/13/2020

This is a nightmare.

Thiem is simply not playing at all, he lost again his serve at the beginning at the second set.

Playing this way there's no chance of winning at all

by Anonymousreply 46409/13/2020

Domichokes

by Anonymousreply 46509/13/2020

[quote] Domichokes

Flopos Thiem

by Anonymousreply 46609/13/2020

[quote] The Big Four

Thank you, Mr. Fowler, for the overdue acknowledgment.

by Anonymousreply 46709/13/2020

This is playing pathetic and he could suffer a very humiliating defeat.

He is having trouble at every serve

by Anonymousreply 46809/13/2020

This is a tragedy; a modern tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 46909/13/2020

on his way tp 0-4 slam finals

by Anonymousreply 47009/13/2020

as far as the intelligence and judgement of the u.s.ta.? well let's see when you have katrina adams and patrick mcenroe at top high level positions what do you expect? you know with their past great skills on the court and great resume both on and off the court! (sarcasm)..

by Anonymousreply 47109/13/2020

Thiem's level of pathetism is simply too much.

Or he is injured or he will never win a GS in his fucking life because Sascha is not even playing that well to win so easily

by Anonymousreply 47209/13/2020

Domi is SHOOK!

by Anonymousreply 47309/13/2020

Thiem can't even hold serves

by Anonymousreply 47409/13/2020

so is Thiem injured or what?...

by Anonymousreply 47509/13/2020

But it’s so important to have a new slam winner, right?

by Anonymousreply 47609/13/2020

but, but, only if its Thiem!

by Anonymousreply 47709/13/2020

5-4. Thiem broke.

by Anonymousreply 47809/13/2020

Move to Part 60. This one is now paywalled.

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HOW IS IT that a top 3/4 player in the world (thiem) won't or can't change his return stance and getting killed EVERY SINGLE TIME? i mean it's pretty ridiculous how far he stands back and doesn't change, while sasha tees off on his short replies! i'm surprised sasha has hit a drop shot serve more than once...i mean he's worse than wawrinka in this case!

by Anonymousreply 48009/13/2020

C'mon Domi!

by Anonymousreply 48109/13/2020

Where is Melanie Oudin? I thought she would have equaled Serena in Slams by now.

by Anonymousreply 48209/15/2020

Is there another thread for the Rome Open?

by Anonymousreply 48309/16/2020

No, R483. This is where we discuss Rome Open Cup.

by Anonymousreply 48409/16/2020

Djokovic just won. Tsitsipas vs. Sinner should be interesting. Porna Coric is playing poorly.

by Anonymousreply 48509/16/2020

Porna is out in two.

by Anonymousreply 48609/16/2020

Tsitsipas struggling, down 1-4 in the third

by Anonymousreply 48709/16/2020

Tsitsipas out! 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-2.

Gurl needs a shrink soon. Drop the father/coach and get a new team.

by Anonymousreply 48809/16/2020

Yes, R483, there's already a Part 60 that's been up for a few days since this thread got payrolled.

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