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The Gays and Tennis Part 66: end of the season!

so Medvedev won the Paris masters over scandal-plagued Zverev 5-7 6-4 6-1 for his first title of the year, now the 2 are tied with 3 masters each

This week we have a men's event in Sofia but no hometown hero Dimitrov and the ladies are in Linz without defending champ Gauff.

by Anonymousreply 236a day ago

last thread

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by Anonymousreply 111/08/2020

the interview with Olya

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by Anonymousreply 211/08/2020

Hot daddy Taylor Fritz thirst trap photo

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by Anonymousreply 311/09/2020

he's too thin

shocking to see Cilic get destroyed by Jonas Forejtek (who?)

by Anonymousreply 411/09/2020

With Forejtek win i just watched some number who show how ahead Felix and Sinner are from their peers.

Wins on an atp main draw from players born in 2000 and under

2000

FAA (62) Wild (7) Molleker (4) Korda (3) Gaston (3) Kuhn (2)

2001

Sinner (25) Nakashima (3) Forejtek (1)

2002

Musetti (5)

2003

Alcaraz (1)

Wild is probably the strangest case because he won a title (the only one of the bunch who won one) but he is not even top 100

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2020

R4 Forejtek was a former junior number one, he won the US Open junior last year.

A lot of potential but pretty awful year till this victory. With this win he jumps to number 355 in the ranking

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2020

Do you refer to Wild Card?

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2020

No, to Thiago Seyboth Wild

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2020

Shapo beaten by Albot

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2020

And Felix is on the verge of losing with Caruso.

This draw was supposed to be perfect for him winning his first title

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2020

And he lost

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2020

yikes the Sofia draw has completely fallen apart. At this point I'd expect the winner of de Minaur/Sinner to take the title.

FAA losing to Caruso is another headscratcher he must be tired after the last several weeks. His last 2 losses were quite poor

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2020

It's not only that he lose to Caruso (who had a pretty good year) it's that he didn't even have the chance to win a set.

He needs to rest and start next season at the best possible level. He needs to win a tournament as soon as possible and reach at least quarterfinals on a GS to really believe in his chances

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2020

Domi is Austria's Sportsman of the Year

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by Anonymousreply 1411/12/2020

The ATP Finals draw is out:

[bold]Group Tokyo[/bold]

Novak Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev

Alexander Zverev

Diego Schwartzman

[bold]Group London[/bold]

Rafael Nadal

Dominic Thiem

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Andrey Rublev

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by Anonymousreply 1511/12/2020

wow Schwartzman is in with the 3 assholes. He'll likely be the pass around bottom but I hope he can somehow reach the SF.

I really want to see how improved Rublev is. I'd love to see him blast Nadal off the court

by Anonymousreply 1611/12/2020

Go, Diego!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1711/12/2020

why tokyo????????

by Anonymousreply 1811/12/2020

Diego has very little chances no matter the group. This is not the type of surface he likes and the rest are better on indoor hardcourts.

Tsitsipas better bring last year level or he will lose a lot of points.

I think there are good chances that Nole and Rafa get eliminated before semifinals

by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2020

Bruna is a lucky girl.

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by Anonymousreply 2011/12/2020

[quote]why Tokyo?

I think the first year-end championships were held in Tokyo in 1970. So it's the 50th edition this year

Berrettini and Shapovalov are the alternates, Monfils and Raonic declined

by Anonymousreply 2111/12/2020

Melzer/Roger Vasselin are the last double team to qualify for London Finals as they won their semifinal in Sofia. Even if they win the final, Murray/Skupski can't pass them now

by Anonymousreply 2211/13/2020

Popsicle has a busty GF

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by Anonymousreply 2311/13/2020

R23 How basic

by Anonymousreply 2411/13/2020

And Sinner will play his first final

by Anonymousreply 2511/13/2020

And tomorrow Sinner will win!

by Anonymousreply 2611/13/2020

I so want Nadal to win the Finals so he can get that monkey off his back. But no way he wins this.

by Anonymousreply 2711/13/2020

He'll be lucky if he makes semifinals.

If he wins against Rublev he has a big chance of making at least semifinals because i can't see Tsitsipas defeating him (unless he is in better form than in recent tournaments).

Of course his match against Rublev is difficult to predict, he crushed Andrey the only time they played but that was ages ago and Rublev is playing very well on indoor hardcourts.

Anyway he has more chances in his group than with Medvedev and Zverev

by Anonymousreply 2811/13/2020

Double Finals draw

GROUP BOB BRYAN

Mate Pavic/Bruno Soares

Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos

John Peers/Michael Venus

Jurgen Melzer/Edouard Roger-Vasselin

GROUP MIKE BRYAN

Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury

Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies

Wesley Koolhof/Nikola Mektic

Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo

by Anonymousreply 2911/13/2020

It’s doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 3011/13/2020

Sinner won the first set on the final 64

by Anonymousreply 3111/14/2020

I think Sinner’s one of the most interesting youngsters in ages. Destined for greatness.

by Anonymousreply 3211/14/2020

I think the same. His groundstrokes are very clean and he is a very pleasurable player to watch. I think he'll be a top 20 player soon.

He won't be seeded in Australia, so a seeded player will suffer for that

by Anonymousreply 3311/14/2020

and Pospisil won the second one 63

Vasek is having a pretty good year

by Anonymousreply 3411/14/2020

Since second set, Sinner is making tons of errors in the first shot after the service

by Anonymousreply 3511/14/2020

Sinners wins 7-6

by Anonymousreply 3611/14/2020

I agree R32. Sinner could have an incredible career.

by Anonymousreply 3711/14/2020

Linz final

Sabalenka vs Mertens

by Anonymousreply 3811/14/2020

Sinner is fun to watch. I'd love to see him draw Nadal, Djokovic or Zverev in the first round of next year's AO and knock them out.

Pospisil is now a 3 time loser in finals. Who knows how many more chances he'll have since he's 30

by Anonymousreply 3911/14/2020

Agree with the Sinner love. He appears to have "it." Love his red hair too although it is currently shapeless.

by Anonymousreply 4011/14/2020

would be funny to see Murray play Sinner next year

old red vs. new red

by Anonymousreply 4111/14/2020

Murray should just retire. He will get crushed by Sinner.

by Anonymousreply 4211/14/2020

Bernard Tomic is dating "an" OnlyFans model (Vanessa Sierra)

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I was going to post the same.

Good for him, he needs to look for work and it's obvious tennis is not his thing

by Anonymousreply 4411/15/2020

Well, R43, he was always a class act.....

by Anonymousreply 4511/15/2020

Thiem beats Titsy in the first London match

by Anonymousreply 4611/15/2020

Has anyone subscribed to her OF to keep us informed of the level of Tomic’s participation?

by Anonymousreply 4711/15/2020

I don't know if it's any demand to watch Tomic

by Anonymousreply 4811/15/2020

love me some Vasek, now and forever

by Anonymousreply 4911/15/2020

so far Rublev is still being 1 dimensional as ever, unable to deal with Nadal's heavy topspin. Just like last week he lost to Wawrinka. I would have thought playing Nadal indoors would have given him more of a chance

Nadal is playing well though

by Anonymousreply 5011/15/2020

It was only one break, but the truth is he had no break points and he only put pressure in one of Nadal's serves

by Anonymousreply 5111/15/2020

And Rublev's starts the second set losing his serve.

If he is not able to cause trouble to Rafa on this surface there's no hope for him against Nadal

by Anonymousreply 5211/15/2020

miserable opening game in the second by Rublev

by Anonymousreply 5311/15/2020

Nadal is going to be in semis, Tsitsipas always have trouble against him and now he'll have to play with a lot of pressure

by Anonymousreply 5411/15/2020

Nadal is playing well but very disappointing performance from Rublev. He's improved this year but clearly struggles against players who don't hit with the usual amount of spin

by Anonymousreply 5511/15/2020

Nadal played very well today. It was surprising...,

by Anonymousreply 5611/15/2020

Andy Roddick has become a great commentator....I like him a lot on Tennis channel

by Anonymousreply 5711/15/2020

Tomic has a nice ass, I'd rather see that than that cheap ho twat

by Anonymousreply 5811/15/2020

Don't waste your money, R58. Tomic shows more in R43 than he does on the OF site.

by Anonymousreply 5911/15/2020

Novaxx and li'l Diego. I have seen training sessions more competitive than this match. And Novaxx does a little longer praying to heaven and the boobs out are still directed to the empty stands. He is the Momma Rose of the Tennis world.

by Anonymousreply 6011/16/2020

R58 Come on, she is hot on a cheap way, he is homely with an awful personality

by Anonymousreply 6111/16/2020

I knew Schwartzman would be useless at this tournament. He's fun to watch on clay and outdoor hard but faster surfaces he's helpless.

by Anonymousreply 6211/16/2020

The worst part is that he started the match pretty well, he was the one who got the break first.

I have the feeling Nole is going to suffer with Zverev and Medvedev.

Probably Rafa will get in trouble with Thiem, but he has a very clear h2h against Tsitsipas and Stefanos is not at his best right now

by Anonymousreply 6311/16/2020

Team Daniil. Can't stand even looking at that git Zverev.,

by Anonymousreply 6411/16/2020

as much as I don't like Medvedev, I'll take him over an alleged abuser any day

by Anonymousreply 6511/16/2020

Playing like that Nole is going to destroy them

by Anonymousreply 6611/16/2020

That was a pretty dismal affair. The only good thing, David Ferrer still looks great.

by Anonymousreply 6711/16/2020

Med unfollowed Zverev on insta. ouch!

by Anonymousreply 6811/16/2020

Oooh, do tell, r68. Why do you think he did that?

by Anonymousreply 6911/16/2020

Med's a character. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always a character, I like that. And his strokes/game are unique and sort of funky.

by Anonymousreply 7011/16/2020

FWIW, R69, I think that Zverev’s ex said that he beat her because she was taking too long talking to Medvedev’s wife instead of promptly returning to the hotel with him.

by Anonymousreply 7111/16/2020

If Medvedev dislikes him the rest of the Russian gang will soon follow. I doubt Zverev has many friends left on tour.

by Anonymousreply 7211/16/2020

reading a prepared statement from his phone during the press conference

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people are going off in the comments

by Anonymousreply 7411/17/2020

It seems to be the consensus that A. Zverev is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 7511/17/2020

Med’s wife and Zverev’s ex are friends. I thought it was odd/creepy the way he gave her a shout out after the Paris final.

by Anonymousreply 7611/17/2020

Is it possible to be a dick and a cunt at the same time, Mary?

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2nd tie break in the never-ending Thiem-Nadal match.

by Anonymousreply 7811/17/2020

"Mary Carillo, digging deep to be insightful"

R75, you don't know how much this made me laugh.

Also "dropping her voice even lower and semi-whispering to sound insightful."

by Anonymousreply 7911/17/2020

happy to oblige!

thx

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by Anonymousreply 8011/17/2020

Tsitsipas started the match very well, but losing the second 0-40 with your serve is not a good sign

by Anonymousreply 8111/17/2020

Titsy won!

by Anonymousreply 8211/17/2020

Rublev probably really shouldn't have had a match point to begin with, but he did and then to double fault? Ouch.

by Anonymousreply 8311/17/2020

I'm watching the Tennis Channel replay of the Thiem-Nadal match, and the lighting makes it seem as if Domicakes is wearing makeup on court.

by Anonymousreply 8411/17/2020

It looks like Djokovic and Pospisil are now asking to be reinstated/reelected onto the ATP Players' Council. If true, this means that their attempt to form an alternative players' union has failed, and if it has failed there are probably only two possible reasons:

1) players aren't interested in alternatives to the ATP

2) players don't trust Djokovic to organize/run an alternative structure to the ATP.

Either way, egg/face/Djokovic.

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They drummed you out of the PTPA, so you come crawling back to the Player’s Council. But the ATP doesn't go for booze and dope. Now get out of my way, I've got a man waiting for me.

by Anonymousreply 8611/18/2020

Mate Pavic is hot. He appears to be pretty fantastic at playing doubles as well.

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I think they just elected substitutes to the council so i doubt they want them back.

Zverev refuses to talk about his personal life, and it's probably for the best

by Anonymousreply 8811/18/2020

lmao fuck those right wing nutjobs DJokovic and Pospisil

egg on their faces!

by Anonymousreply 8911/18/2020

when Medvedev is playing a competitive match, he gets this boyish, stupefied expression on his face

by Anonymousreply 9011/18/2020

Medvedev with the first set!

He's now taken Murray's place as third best grinder on tour

by Anonymousreply 9111/18/2020

and he is up 3-0 in the second!

by Anonymousreply 9211/18/2020

I would like to see Djoker lose. Come on Med.

by Anonymousreply 9311/18/2020

Med! Med! Med!

by Anonymousreply 9411/18/2020

And Medvedev does what we’d all like to do—give Djokovic a good rogering.

by Anonymousreply 9511/18/2020

To be honest i was expecting Daniil to win, but it was way easier than i was expecting

by Anonymousreply 9611/18/2020

this way Novak will avoid Rafa in the semis, right?

by Anonymousreply 9711/18/2020

[quote] He's now taken Murray's place as third best grinder on tour

But he’ll never be among the Big Four.

by Anonymousreply 9811/18/2020

Is Round Robin in tournament?

by Anonymousreply 9911/18/2020

R99 He has lost to Bye

by Anonymousreply 10011/18/2020

awkward chest bump between Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof lol

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by Anonymousreply 10111/19/2020

Mektic is quite fuckable.

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by Anonymousreply 10211/19/2020

Andy Roddick looks bizarre with that half-assed mustache he has now. It’s a different color than his hair (reddish-brown as opposed to brown). It’s as if he has difficulty growing facial hair.

by Anonymousreply 10311/19/2020

Roddick's pornstache is ridiculous. But, I'm here for it.

by Anonymousreply 10411/19/2020

I hope Tsitsipas beats Nadal today. If he can't beat him on this surface, that would be ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 10511/19/2020

I had a feeling Rublev would defeat Thiem today.

by Anonymousreply 10611/19/2020

Of course Rublev was going to win. Thiem relax once he gets what he wants and you need to put your all to defeat Rublev nowadays.

R105 Tsitsipas could defeat Nadal in any surface, the problem is Nadal can do exactly the same but with better chances. I don't think Stefanos is in good enough form to pull a surprise

by Anonymousreply 10711/19/2020

Stefanos is good enough but he lacks the killer instinct.

by Anonymousreply 10811/19/2020

Mektic/Koolhof and Ram/Salinsbury qualfy for semifinali

Now let's go to the dramas

Kubot/Melo split

Mektic/Koolhof split

Pavic/Soares split

Kubot will play with Koolhof in 2021

Pavic will play with Mektic

Melo gets Rojer

Soares goes back to Murray

Melzer retires and Roger-Vasselin will partner with Kontinen

by Anonymousreply 10911/19/2020

Rafa wins in 3. Yeah, Titsy doesn't have the will. Rafa still does.

by Anonymousreply 11011/19/2020

Rafa will probably play till hes 50 lol

by Anonymousreply 11111/19/2020

I tried to watch but Nadal is too annoying.....his mannerisms are TOO much for me.

by Anonymousreply 11211/19/2020

omg I'm so sick of over 30 Nadal outlasting almost everyone

Tsitsipas seemed flat in the third maybe he was tired. Just weird after he won the second that he collapsed

by Anonymousreply 11311/19/2020

Hooray for Rafa! GOAT!

by Anonymousreply 11411/19/2020

You would think that Novaxx match would be in the afternoon/evening and the Rublev in the morning.... does anyone know why?

by Anonymousreply 11511/20/2020

The Djokovic match IS on in the afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 11611/20/2020

It is on right now vs Zverev (afternoon in Europe, early morning in the US), prime time (Friday evening in Europe, afternoon in the US) is reserved fro Medvedev vs. Li'l Diego, a match that has no consequences whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 11711/20/2020

Another Djokodal final?

by Anonymousreply 11811/20/2020

More time for Zverev to find other women to abuse.

by Anonymousreply 11911/20/2020

I'll take Novak over that stupid punk any day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 12011/20/2020

I'll take multiple choice C) none of the above.

by Anonymousreply 12111/20/2020

It's a shame Zverev didn't win. It would have been nice to see him beat someone that wasn't his girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 12211/20/2020

so it's all on Thiem and Medvedev whether they can stop the endless domination of Nadal and Djokovic.

#compelling

by Anonymousreply 12311/20/2020

Granollers/Zeballos retires because of Granollers' problems at a shoulder in the tiebreak of first set against Melzer/Roger-Vasselin

Melzer/R-V qualify for the semifinals along with....Granollers/Zaballos....let's see if G/Z play tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 12411/20/2020

R113 Tsitsipas is not in good form, as simple as that. He spends too much time in social media instead of improving his fitness.

It happened the same against Nole in Roland Garros, it's not normal that you end exhausted when your rivel (which is more than ten years older) is in way better shape at the end of the match.

I want new players winning big titles but most of then doesn't have the hunger that Rafa or Nole had when they were their age

by Anonymousreply 12511/20/2020

R118 I'm not that sure. Nole has to play a lot better he is playing if he wants to defeat Thiem.

And Medvedev is playing really well, he choked last year against Nadal, but he was dominating that much clearly before failing big time

by Anonymousreply 12611/20/2020

Daniil is looking good tonight; playing well.

by Anonymousreply 12711/20/2020

[quote] Melzer/R-V qualify for the semifinals along with....Granollers/Zaballos... - .let's see if G/Z play tomorrow

It’s doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 12811/20/2020

I presume you mean his game, R127.

by Anonymousreply 12911/20/2020

R129 Well, Daniil looks have some fans on this site

by Anonymousreply 13011/20/2020

That’s some bullshit. I wanted Bruno and Mate to win.

by Anonymousreply 13111/20/2020

Can Medvedev deny Nadal?

by Anonymousreply 13211/21/2020

Thiem team!

by Anonymousreply 13311/21/2020

I’m glad that Fassbender’s lookalike beat shitty Granollers/Zeballos.

by Anonymousreply 13411/21/2020

[quote] I’m glad that Fassbender’s lookalike

Who is that?

by Anonymousreply 13511/21/2020

Thiem can never put Djokovic away in straight sets

he had THREE match points in the second set tiebreak but ended up fucking up . Then he was down 2-4 in the third set tiebreak before winning 7-5

at least he won finally

by Anonymousreply 13611/21/2020

[quote]Who is that?

I guess Wesley Koolhof?

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Thanks, R137.

by Anonymousreply 13811/21/2020

[quote] Thiem team!

Thiem team!

Domicakes team!

by Anonymousreply 13911/21/2020

Yeah, R136, Thiem seems to love to complicate things for himself. Think about the US Open when he played like shit for two sets. In the second set tiebreak today, Thiem blew those match points and couldn't get his serve in toward the end of the tiebreaker. Really frustrating to watch him do that.

I hope Medvedev can take out Nadal. What I'd really like to see, though, is two young guys battling it out in the Australian Open final and not one of the Big 3 winning it. But it's probably going to be one of the Big 3. It was pathetic the way all those bitches rolled over for Nadal at the French.

by Anonymousreply 14011/21/2020

R136 He was 4-0 in the last tie break, and he won. He won the last 5 tie breaks against Nadal.

Nole is probably the best player on tie breaks, it was a tough match, but Domi won.

And Medvedev has chances against Nadal, he was winning quite easily last year before choking big time

by Anonymousreply 14111/21/2020

R140 To be fair, this was one of those years were Nadal is very superior to his rivals at RG. The only one who put pressure on him was Sinner, unfortunately he was unable to deal with the pressure on the key momments

by Anonymousreply 14211/21/2020

[quote] I’m glad that Fassbender’s lookalike beat shitty Granollers/Zeballos.

It’s doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 14311/21/2020

Djokovic out, though Thiem was down 0/4 in the third set tiebreak. Now let’s hope Medvedev takes out Nadal.

by Anonymousreply 14411/21/2020

Melzer/Roger-Vasselin have more lives than cats in this tournament

by Anonymousreply 14511/21/2020

I don't know, Medvedev is putting some pressure on Rafa's serve (while winning quite easily his own) but when you miss opportunities against Rafa you end regretting it

by Anonymousreply 14611/21/2020

And as expected at the first opportunity he tanks his serve

by Anonymousreply 14711/21/2020

Rafa team or Medvedev team?

by Anonymousreply 14811/21/2020

Medvedev's forehand sometimes is a fluff shot that sits up waiting to be whacked and Nadal is whacking it. He needs to flatten it out more.

by Anonymousreply 14911/21/2020

At least Daniil reacted 3-0 for him in the second set

by Anonymousreply 15011/21/2020

But again after wasting break points Nadal break his serve

by Anonymousreply 15111/21/2020

this has turned into a very weird match by both

by Anonymousreply 15211/21/2020

Daniil with the break

by Anonymousreply 15311/21/2020

Nadal served at 5-4 in the second for the match. From that point on he's had loads of uncharacteristic misses both forehand and backhand

Medvedev has hung around and is finally being more aggressive. For most of the match he was just reacting to Nadal

by Anonymousreply 15411/21/2020

Daniil

by Anonymousreply 15511/21/2020

Wow, Med took it.

Domi v Daniil, that's good shit.

by Anonymousreply 15611/21/2020

an error ridden finish for Nadal

glad he's out but that was bizarre

by Anonymousreply 15711/21/2020

nadal was very strange today. After he failed to serve for the match....lots of strange errors for him. I have a feeling that Thiem wins tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 15811/21/2020

the top 10 guys have now proven they can stop the big 3 at every event except slams. That's the next step

I do think there is hope for the 2021 AO though

by Anonymousreply 15911/21/2020

so Nadal once again comes up short at the WTF.

big glaring absence in his resume

by Anonymousreply 16011/21/2020

Roddick's mustache is atrocious

by Anonymousreply 16111/21/2020

WTF?

by Anonymousreply 16211/21/2020

Mery Xisca is not happy

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by Anonymousreply 16311/21/2020

Team Daniil! I always think he looks like a very, very tall 14 year-old with a fake beard.

by Anonymousreply 16411/21/2020

He does look like an overgrown boy.

by Anonymousreply 16511/21/2020

[quote]Mery Xisca is not happy

well she can fuck his sister, that'll help

by Anonymousreply 16611/21/2020

R159 hopefully the 2021 Aus Open gets played. Might be pushed back due to covid.

by Anonymousreply 16711/21/2020

Xisca + Rafael = True Love

by Anonymousreply 16811/21/2020

R168 Oui!

by Anonymousreply 16911/21/2020

Fassbender’s lookalike wins double match tournament

by Anonymousreply 17011/22/2020

It’s doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 17111/22/2020

but who gets to keep the trophy?

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Yay!

Sorry I didn’t elaborate on who Fassy’s lookalike was!

by Anonymousreply 17311/22/2020

Well, Daniil is a break up in the third and he is the one having the opportunities to break, so unless Thiem rise his level he'll lose the final for a second year in a row

by Anonymousreply 17411/22/2020

Which network is it even being shown on in the US? I can't find it! I thought it was going to be on the Tennis Channel.

by Anonymousreply 17511/22/2020

Club Med someone ahead in this match.

I'm not a big Thiem fan. I don't actively dislike him, but he as and his unflattering shorts do nothing for me.

by Anonymousreply 17611/22/2020

[quote] ut he as and his unflattering shorts do nothing for me.

?

by Anonymousreply 17711/22/2020

R175 espn 2

by Anonymousreply 17811/22/2020

Thanks, R178. My listing shows ESPN2 as showing 2020 Spikeball College Series: The Lost Season.

Arrggh.

by Anonymousreply 17911/22/2020

Medvedev looks like a dispossessed Russian royal of the early 20th century with bad hygiene.

by Anonymousreply 18011/22/2020

Poor Domicakes.

by Anonymousreply 18111/22/2020

R180, that’s the thing: Medvedev is, at least, very distinctive. I’ve been watching Thiem for years now and I have no idea who he is. He doesn’t seem have a personality that comes across on court.

by Anonymousreply 18211/22/2020

med has personality? lol

by Anonymousreply 18311/22/2020

I'll take Thiem's bland personality over Medvedev's abrasive, abusive one any day.

by Anonymousreply 18411/22/2020

R182 Curiously he seems to be one of the most liked players and it's not like Nadal or Federer have big personalities. Thiem has a big game and that should be enough

by Anonymousreply 18511/22/2020

I thought that Thiem was going to win it.....but crazy Medvedev won. I do not like him but I think his tantrums are entertaining. I hope that one day we can have simultaneous subtitling of whatever he says during the match.

by Anonymousreply 18611/22/2020

Medvedev was able to withstand the barrage of Thiem's winners and capitalized on his errors in the second and third sets. He also somehow was more consistent than Djokovic and Nadal this week. Not my favorite style of play but he just defeated the top 3 players in 1 week. That's a good stat

don't like his personality either but I'm just glad it was not another Nadal vs. Djokovic borefest

by Anonymousreply 18711/22/2020

People want another nadal/djoko match, they dont want thiem/ zverev like at us open or thiem/med

by Anonymousreply 18811/22/2020

I definitely don't want another nadal-djoko match. I've seen it enough.

by Anonymousreply 18911/22/2020

I think Med is fascinating, his game I mean. It's not something I've seen before, I'm not quite sure how to describe it.

by Anonymousreply 19011/22/2020

R189 it is not only about match. It is about bein goat, djoko will get 18th slam or not, nadal will 21th being the best of all time or maybe fed will win being 40. Nobody cares about match like rublev/ tsitsipas

by Anonymousreply 19111/22/2020

I seem to be the only person who likes Daniil including his looks and personality. He at least has some charisma and does well speaking. I'll take him over someone like Naomi Osaka every day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 19211/22/2020

I think Medvedev is handsome. He also seems very likable in interviews.

by Anonymousreply 19311/22/2020

Medvedev reminds me of Tomic in terms of look, particularly in the face.

by Anonymousreply 19411/22/2020

I like Daniil too!

by Anonymousreply 19511/22/2020

Fed will be lucky to get one more slam. Father time is undefeated. Especially to athletes over 40.

by Anonymousreply 19611/22/2020

I'd like to see Fed get lucky like Nadal has the last few years. So many Slam draws fell apart or players just handed the match to Nadal over and over. Fed should be at 21 but he totally blew it against Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2019.

Speaking of blowing it, Thiem is so frustrating to watch. He has the match in hand and then starts blowing it. He's admitted he gets tight. He needs to overcome that.

by Anonymousreply 19711/23/2020

Also, now that the AO is in question, I wonder how it will affect older players. If it had been a normal year, Novaxx could have easily won Wimbledon. Federer (injured) would have dropped to... 30? and would have had a far more difficult path to a GS. Covid worked well for him since it saved all his points from 2019. I think Covid will place some kind of invisible asterisks next to some players.

by Anonymousreply 19811/23/2020

I want to watch a GS without a big 3 and with all of them in the draw.

I want a reminiscent of late 90's wta with new players and the old ones fighting for GS.

And i want young new players making an impact next year, i want they put some pressure on the Tsitsipas, Zverev and company. Some of them think they'll win GS when the big 3 retires and i want some new players showing them they better rush to do it

by Anonymousreply 19911/23/2020

Former New York mayor and tennis fan/supporter David Dinkins has died.

by Anonymousreply 20011/23/2020

Dinkins remembers his friend Arthur Ashe.

R198, without COVID-adjusted rankings for 2020 events and factoring in only those tournament that did get played, Federer's current rank would be #27. Raonic would be #9, PCB #10, Garin #12, Ruud #14, FAA #16, Coric #18, and Sinner #24. Berrettini would have plummeted from #10 to #31 and Fognini from #17 to #63. The rankings adjusted for COVID are logic free.

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by Anonymousreply 201Last Tuesday at 8:16 AM

He's the reason we have the present US Open ground in NYC. It's pretty fabulous even if Ashe stadium is a monstrosity.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Tuesday at 1:35 PM

Looks like the Aussie Open will be delayed til Feb 1, which will push around some ATP 250s

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by Anonymousreply 203Last Wednesday at 9:37 AM

I didn’t realize that Taylor Fritz was already divorced. He’s lived quite a life for 23 year old.

by Anonymousreply 204Last Wednesday at 9:43 AM

will the extra 250s all be in Australia?

by Anonymousreply 205Last Wednesday at 10:41 AM

lmao the right wingers and pampered top players aren't going to like being quarantined in Australia for a whole month

their entitlement is going to be hilarious for hate-watching

by Anonymousreply 206Last Wednesday at 10:42 AM

Let's be honest, i don't understand how the US Open was able to manage the tournament and the austrlians are having so much trouble.

Two weeks of delay is not that much, but during a while they talked about playing in april, which means push all the clay season.

And i hope they play qualifications, because they were talking about skipping them (like they'll do with the junior tournament)

by Anonymousreply 207Last Wednesday at 10:54 AM

why 2 weeks later?

by Anonymousreply 208Last Wednesday at 10:57 AM

Med really has personality

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by Anonymousreply 209Last Wednesday at 11:19 AM

R209 Is it the alleged sexting with the underage girl?

by Anonymousreply 210Last Wednesday at 2:26 PM

R210 Thats right

by Anonymousreply 211Last Wednesday at 2:33 PM

Big deal. You don't think all of those tennis pros (really, all pro athletes) aren't horn dogs as well? Let me guess: you've never had sex yourself and are saving yourself for the one-and-only to marry? Bitch, please.

by Anonymousreply 212Last Wednesday at 3:14 PM

The dumbest thing about 2020 was the French Open happening 2 weeks after the US Open. The French hate Nadal, but their choice guaranteed Nadal another French Open. All his main competition was gassed from a grueling US Open. Way to go, stupid Frenchies!

by Anonymousreply 213Last Thursday at 3:48 AM

R213 Sorry but nothing of that is true.

First, french hated Nadal, now they simply recognize that he is the best player on their tournament by far. The times they cheered his opponents are long gone. Maybe if he plays against a french or Federer, but not against any other player.

Second, the conditions of this Roland Garros were clearly against Rafa. The time of the year, the roof, the lack of clay season. He was not even playing that well on Rome, so saying anything was made to guarantee another Nadal's win is ridiculous

by Anonymousreply 214Last Thursday at 4:42 AM

Sure, R214. Nadal not playing the US Open while his main rivals played and were tired had NOTHING to do with it. Uh huh. I have a lot of French friends who are tennis fans. They all say most French people hate Nadal while still respecting him. I'm the same way. I respect him, but it doesn't change that I can't stand him.

LOL to your saying the conditions at RG were against Nadal. Clay, no matter what time of year or lack of clay season, ALWAYS favors Nadal. And he played fine in Rome. Diego just played practically the match of his life. Nadal is the greatest on clay ever. He was always the favorite coming into that tournament. The fact that the US Open was played two weeks before and the only men who could take him down were gassed just raised those odds even higher and all but guaranteed another French for him. Also the fact that Djokovic did not show up with his A game in the final helped a lot.

This year, I'd love to see someone finally take it to Nadal at the French, even if he loses. So many just give up, like Djokovic did this year and has in the past.

by Anonymousreply 215Last Thursday at 8:11 AM

I have lived in Paris for 9 years and I have been many times to RG. At the beginning, the French hated Nadal because they wanted Federer to win...but now the French love Nadal. Go and check L'équipe or other French newspapers the day after Nadal wins.

by Anonymousreply 216Last Thursday at 9:09 AM

[quote] This year, I'd love to see someone finally take it to Nadal at the Frenc

Next year, dear. Next year.

by Anonymousreply 217Last Thursday at 9:48 AM

yeah I think if Nadal had played the USO he might not have won RG this year. Unless he lost in the first 3 rounds, he wouldn't have had all the rest and practice time he likes to have.

by Anonymousreply 218Last Thursday at 11:35 AM

[quote] And i hope they play qualifications, because they were talking about skipping them

Will Qualifier and Lucky Loser not play Aussie Open?

by Anonymousreply 219Last Thursday at 11:52 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from Puig! & family

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by Anonymousreply 220Last Thursday at 12:13 PM

Karen’s got the ‘rona.

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by Anonymousreply 221Last Thursday at 12:23 PM

R221, are the other Hemsworth brothers okay?

by Anonymousreply 222Last Thursday at 12:26 PM

[quote] Happy Thanksgiving from Puig! & family

Puig!

by Anonymousreply 223Last Thursday at 12:27 PM

[quote] Karen’s got the ‘rona.

K. Hemsworth

by Anonymousreply 224Last Thursday at 12:27 PM

Sabalenka's new hair 👀

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by Anonymousreply 225Last Thursday at 9:59 PM

R225 O god she is going to be dragged for that

by Anonymousreply 226Last Thursday at 10:02 PM

[quote]Sabalenka's new hair

Now, THAT'S a hair-don't.

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by Anonymousreply 227Last Friday at 1:37 AM

How is lez icon Pampers Shriver doing? Has she found herself a sugar mommy yet or is she still pretending to be straight?

by Anonymousreply 228Last Friday at 2:01 AM

R226 I doubt it, she is not that known in the USA, and in Europe most people don't give a shit about cultural appropiation, specially in the stupid context of hairstyle

by Anonymousreply 229Last Saturday at 3:30 AM

On other news, Muguruza's brother is delish! She is a beautiful woman (that body!) and the brother also got some of those hot genes.

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by Anonymousreply 230Last Saturday at 10:38 AM

Pliskbot has hired Sascha.

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by Anonymousreply 231Last Saturday at 1:11 PM

Felix fitness...

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by Anonymousreply 232Last Saturday at 9:31 PM

lmao Sascha is the Dani Vallverdu of the WTA. Kinda ironica that she just fired Vallverdu too

by Anonymousreply 233Last Saturday at 10:23 PM

Sascha and Yastremska ended in a pretty bad note.

Anyway, to change her brainless ballbashing ways must be a really hard work.

Pliskova really needs to change something, she tanked a good opportunity this year to win a GS, failing big time at the US Open and Roland Garros

by Anonymousreply 234Yesterday at 1:06 AM

Pliskova comes across as pretty brainless in general. Her Instagram profile pic looks right out of Prague's backpages.

by Anonymousreply 235Yesterday at 6:54 AM

Felix is everything.

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