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The Gays and Tennis Part 67: The Long, Cold Break of Service

Part 66 was paywalled.

The new union faltered.

Fat Sock is married.

Aussie Open may be delayed.

What else can we have an intellectual discussion about while we wait? 2021 fake predictions?

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by Anonymousreply 204Last Saturday at 3:29 AM

Thanks for starting the new non-paywalled thread, OP. Here is the link to the previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 112/20/2020

Sharapova is engaged and Nishikori is married now

by Anonymousreply 212/20/2020

Has anyone discussed the Tomic porn?

by Anonymousreply 312/20/2020

Bartoli's had her baby.

by Anonymousreply 412/20/2020

Bambino Bartoli baby

by Anonymousreply 512/20/2020

Is Pasta Bartoli the one with the weird father?

by Anonymousreply 612/20/2020

The Tomic porn is an oxymoron unless you're turned on by his hand.

by Anonymousreply 712/20/2020

The first seven weeks of the 2021 ATP calendar: (4 events in Melbourne)

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by Anonymousreply 812/21/2020

Nadal won the atp award for sportsmanship, Federer the fan favourite player, Rublev the most improving player, Alcarar the newcomer of the year and Fernando Vicente, the best coach

by Anonymousreply 912/22/2020

Pospisil's eyeglasses speak to me.

They say, "Suddenly, it's 1958."

He's a long, tall, good lookin' drink of water but contacts, Vasek, contacts.

by Anonymousreply 1012/22/2020

I think it's an endorsement deal, R10, no? Anyway, Vasek is HAWT.

by Anonymousreply 1112/23/2020

Those glasses accentuate his BDF nicely.

by Anonymousreply 1212/23/2020

Popsicle ❤️

by Anonymousreply 1312/23/2020

Unlike Nole and Medvedev, Rublev doesn't seem to be a fan of the idea of playing at the best of three sets on GS

by Anonymousreply 1412/24/2020

Crushing on Vasek Pospisil ......

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by Anonymousreply 1512/24/2020

Such a cute couple

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by Anonymousreply 1612/24/2020

Vasek needs that eyeglass promo money. Not like he’s winning 🏆.

by Anonymousreply 1712/24/2020

Just realized he has under 100k followers so that was probably just 5 free pairs of glasses. Usually real companies these days don’t even pay unless you have at least 500k-1mil. Shoulda stuck with popsocks.

by Anonymousreply 1812/24/2020

Good for Rublev at R14.

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by Anonymousreply 2012/24/2020

Dimitrov is dating Lolita Osmanova, daughter of a Russian oligarch

by Anonymousreply 2112/24/2020

Is the Sharapova engagement real, or is it another bearding contract, like the basketball player?

by Anonymousreply 2212/24/2020

Sharapova is retired and set for life. I don't know how her post-tennis career plans are shaping up, but at the moment she doesn't seem that thirsty for the spotlight. Hence, is a beard necessary?

by Anonymousreply 2312/24/2020

[quote] I don't know how her post-tennis career plans are shaping up

Her life revolves around treatment of her heart condition.

by Anonymousreply 2412/24/2020

R17 Vasek did a good comeback this year and he is good enough to make money with his tennis.

Sharapova future husband is handsome. Frankly i don't know where the lesbian rumours came, i know Dimitrov was more a shopping partner than a boyfriend but that match seemed a pr relationship to increase their profiles (Dimitrov seemed to be the next big thing back then) more than to hide anything

by Anonymousreply 2512/25/2020

A Shapo Christmas.

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by Anonymousreply 2612/25/2020

Damn, I didn’t know there are two Berrettinis. Matteo looks absolutely snackworthy here.

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by Anonymousreply 2712/25/2020

It must be hard be the less talented brother, at least Jacopo is doing better than Petros Tsitsipas.

After the Zverev affair i thought players will be more careful with putting the girlfriends on instagram (of course Shapo's relationship is way longer than all Zvere's combined)

by Anonymousreply 2812/25/2020

FAA was looking good in Mallorca.

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by Anonymousreply 2912/25/2020

Like this R28

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by Anonymousreply 3012/25/2020

R30 Exactly like that. Well, Felix is quite discrete in comparission with others, but he was posting pictures of his girlfriend like five minutes after knowing her.

Anyway, or he (and Shapo) choose better than Sascha or they treat their girlfriends way better than Sascha (probably both).

In my oppinion a player better wait till make thing instagram official, but i'm too old to fully understand the need of the young generation of putting all their lives on social media

by Anonymousreply 3112/25/2020

Genetics is so fascinating. Look at r27. The brothers look nothing alike except their smiles.

by Anonymousreply 3212/25/2020

Elliot Benchertrit change nationalities and now he'll play for morocco. I'm pretty sure people are thrilled in the french federation after wasting so many wc on him

by Anonymousreply 3312/25/2020

[quote] Is the Sharapova engagement real, or is it another bearding contract, like the basketball player?

... and the tennis player.

by Anonymousreply 3412/26/2020

I'd love to see pictures of Rafa and Whatshercara, snuggled up by the fire, but their love is so special and private, most people can't understand it.

Did anyone else notice Rafa's boyfriend sitting in the corner seat of his friends box at R.G. a rare slip up by the cameraman?

by Anonymousreply 3512/26/2020

[quote]Did anyone else notice Rafa's boyfriend sitting in the corner seat of his friends box at R.G.

... and Trump won the election, right r35?

by Anonymousreply 3612/26/2020

[quote] Did anyone else notice Rafa's boyfriend sitting in the corner seat of his friends box at R.G. a rare slip up by the cameraman?

What’s his name? Link please.

by Anonymousreply 3712/26/2020

The 3rd guy.

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by Anonymousreply 3812/26/2020

The one in black looks like he’s missing a hand.

by Anonymousreply 3912/26/2020

I know Nadal's relationship is unconventional to sports standard but frankly athletes but bearding contracts rarely include your highschool girlfriend.

It's very difficult that a tennis player will come out, it's totally uncharted territory and the guy must be at least from a western country (i can't see a russian player coming out or a polish one).

Anyway, tennis is one of the sports were a gay player could have a nice career without too many problems, it's an individual sport, you earn enough just for playing (and if the guy was promising i'm pretty sure he'll get a lot of sponsors) and if you are not blind by the spotlight i doubt there were much problem with the fans either

by Anonymousreply 4012/27/2020

I don't even care that much if it's true, I just get hard at the though that Pico used to tap dat azz.

by Anonymousreply 4112/27/2020

Jack Sock published pics of his wedding. Not a good idea, because of course he and his guesses didn't respect covid restrictions

by Anonymousreply 4212/27/2020

Unconventional? Ay, por favor. Rafa is gay gay gay. High school? The guy didn't finish 5th grade. Whatshercara was/is his sister's girlfriend. There used to be a lot more pictures and videos of Rafa and friends on the internet, but most have been scrubbed. He has a carefully crafted PR campaign. You could see how gay he was with the boys and completely awkward with women.

I admit there is no proof, but there is no proof that he is straight. He has NEVER had to answer any personal questions ever since that 1 interview where he was practically outed, 10 years ago. "So you call your mother every day, but you go weeks or months without talking to your girlfriend?" He doesn't see or talk to her at all during GS because "it's too distracting". My girlfriend who lives in Canada.

That's when the PR clamp closed for good. Note in the pic above, Carlos, the manager or agent, gets in-between them.

If the kid in the pic. isn't his boyfriend, why do they try to hide him all the time? At RG he was in the corner of the friends box acting like he just found that seat by accident. There was no crowd to hide him in, this year.

The sister and Cara are always have same hair, matchy outfits and jewelry. For years, once a year we'd get a pap shot of the happy couple on the beach/boat and that's it. Look at the video below, look how natural he is with men.

He was making 10 million a year and she kept working at a bank because she liked her independence, yeah right.

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by Anonymousreply 4312/27/2020

Pic after pic where the girls look alike. That's not an accident. Note his sister's wedding ring and Whatshercara's necklace. Same hair/hats/hemlines. Gimmeabreak. Hiding in plain sight/site. Do a google image search rafa sister and girlfriend.

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by Anonymousreply 4412/27/2020

"Is Pasta Bartoli the one with the weird father?"

Yes, but she's hardly alone - tennis has a long history of weird parents.

by Anonymousreply 4512/27/2020

Sharapova showed up on another episode of Billions in Season 5. A one-line appearance during a Bobby Axelrod dinner. This didn't really happen during the long, cold break, but thay's when I watched it.

by Anonymousreply 4612/27/2020

Do our lesbian and bi sisters find the bitch Sharapova hot or even attractive? Or is she strictly a (manufactured) sex symbol for straight guys?

by Anonymousreply 4712/27/2020

R44 Sorry but i find that theory ridiculous. It's too elaborate and frankly Rafa is not that smart

Bartoli has a crazy father but he is very far from the worst cases in the wta, very very far

by Anonymousreply 4812/27/2020

Look at every single pic of the happy couple. In this one they were having an argument (probably about an ex). Mama had to get between them.

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by Anonymousreply 4912/27/2020

Matching hats, glasses, necklaces, blouses, hair styles. Why? Just a coincidence? They call each other in the morning?

Also note that the media has NEVER said one word about it. Wouldn't it be natural to say "His sister is his wife's best friend" or ANY single word about them always being together? Crickets.

There is no one so blind as she who will not see.

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by Anonymousreply 5012/27/2020

Maybe they find it amusing.

by Anonymousreply 5112/27/2020

Sure. Anyway that's enough of that.

I haven't heard from the Djokovic hating troll lately, maybe he's too busy gloating. If someone wants to bash Djokovic for awhile, I'll TRY and defend him, though I don't have a lot to work with this year. But I'll start.

Here he is in Bosnia at a hill/pyramid with special healing powers where he realigned his root chakra and opened his third eye. It's as real as Rafa's heterosexuality. With an equal amount of proof.

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by Anonymousreply 5212/27/2020

"Bartoli has a crazy father but he is very far from the worst cases in the wta, very very far."

Right, R48. For tennis parents we need to distinguish between "crazy", "abusive," and "crazy AND abusive." Coaches too.

From what I know, Bartoli's dad was just odd; he was no Damir Dokic (as just one example).

by Anonymousreply 5312/27/2020

Who was the worst tennis parent? Damir Dokic or Jim Pierce?

by Anonymousreply 5412/27/2020

R50 Come on, be serious, in their circle there are tons of women of their age with the same hairstyle and the same type of clothes

by Anonymousreply 5512/27/2020

R54 I think Mirjana Lucic's father was even worse

by Anonymousreply 5612/27/2020

Baby Bartoli

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JJ Wolf and his sister

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by Anonymousreply 5812/27/2020

per his agent: Federer to miss the Australian Open.

by Anonymousreply 5912/27/2020

Is Mirka pregnant again?

by Anonymousreply 6012/27/2020

JJ Wolf makes me so horny.

by Anonymousreply 6112/27/2020

"Who was the worst tennis parent? Damir Dokic or Jim Pierce?"

R54, I'd vote for Dokic. Don't get me wrong, Jim Pierce was abusive towards Mary and her mom/his wife. But Dokic seemed even more abusive directed towards Jelena.

by Anonymousreply 6212/27/2020

Well, the crazy abusive father is a classic on the wta. From Andrea Jaeger to Mirjana Lucic. I think now they are more careful to show their true colors but i'm pretty sure there are a good bunch of them.

On atp lately it happens the opposite with players who disrespect their fathers, but i think it's simply a consecuence that players have diva behaviours from an early age now

by Anonymousreply 6312/28/2020

JJ Wolf needs to show more of that magnificent booty.

by Anonymousreply 6412/28/2020

I don't know, Wolf looks llike a hillbilly half of the time.

We'll see if this year he continues to climb the rankings or if he is one of those cases who vanish after getting near top 100 (or stay there for a little whilte)

by Anonymousreply 6512/28/2020

Isner being deplorable on Insta again. Saying NFL coaches are "brainwashed" into wearing masks. What a dumb dude.

by Anonymousreply 6612/28/2020

I hope Australia bans Isner from entering. If he's anti-mask they're not going to like that

by Anonymousreply 6712/28/2020

Thanasi Kokkinakis will play again. Hopefully this time he'll be luckier with injuries.

Well next week atp will be back. I thought players below 230 will be the victims of the lack of challengers with the change of the dates of Australian Open, but curiously there's a lot of them in the qualifications of the first atps. The fact that most players will travel to Australia to quarintine will make them possible to get into an atp tournament, the ones lucky enough to get into the main draw could gain more points than reaching the last rounds of a challenger (and given the absence of top players is perfectly possible)

by Anonymousreply 6812/29/2020

Da Kokk

by Anonymousreply 6912/29/2020

Indian Wells 2021 to be postponed. Will the Miami Masters follow suit?

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by Anonymousreply 7012/29/2020

The Sunshine Separated Siamese Twins.

by Anonymousreply 7112/29/2020

JFC I'm gonna die without my tennis.

by Anonymousreply 7212/29/2020

well given that California and Florida are 2 of the top 3 states with the most number of infections, I think Indian Wells and Miami should be postponed.

by Anonymousreply 7312/29/2020

R73, I bet you're fun at parties.

by Anonymousreply 7412/29/2020

No, Miami has already dates to play

by Anonymousreply 7512/30/2020

miami is set for 2 last weeks of march

by Anonymousreply 7612/30/2020

Fron 22 march to 4 april just after Dubai.

It was published two days ago

by Anonymousreply 7712/31/2020

dope is not working?

by Anonymousreply 7812/31/2020

Querrey fine for his behaviour is St Peterbourgh is ridiculous (and it's even suspended so he didn't have to pay if he doesn't misbehave again). Pathetic

by Anonymousreply 7912/31/2020

Iga Swiatek is funny, on her last tweet of the year she talked about thinks she is thankful she wrote "i wellcomed a new coach to my team so i have one more person to annoy", she graduated from high school and she even mentioned to read some great books (Shapo could never).

I hope she is able to play at the same level she showed at Roland Garros. I think wta could be interesting agains if Osaka, Andreescu and Swiatek play good tennis (and if Halep, Muguruza and some of the veterans rise her level even more).

On atp i only hope to watch some alternatives, i'm tired of the big 3 winning every GS. They don't dominate the circuite like they used but on GS the story is different, so i want new GS champions (or Thiem winning another one)

by Anonymousreply 8001/01/2021

Is Andreescu even ever going to play again?

by Anonymousreply 8101/01/2021

Yes, she is on the entry list for the Australian Open.

by Anonymousreply 8201/01/2021

Will Granny Serena dominate the WTA, get back to number one, win all four Slams, break the Margaret Court record for Slams and become the undisputed GOAT in 2021?

by Anonymousreply 8301/01/2021

Serena has zero chances of dominating the wta again, but winning another GS is a different story. She only needs two inspired weeks with her serve to have her chances. She is still reaching the final rounds so she still has a chance.

Anyway, Court is not considered a goat since the 80's, everybody puts Evert and Navratilova ahead of her and of course Steffi Graff.

She was a great player (and a first class bigot) but half of her australian open were more or less national championships

by Anonymousreply 8401/01/2021

[quote] Anyway, Court is not considered a goat since the 80's, everybody puts Evert and Navratilova ahead of her and of course Steffi Graff.

Unfortunately many casual tennis viewers consider number of majors the main, and in some cases only, determinant of “GOATiness”. I venture to say many Gays and Tennis posters know it’s more complicated than that.

by Anonymousreply 8501/01/2021

Not in that case. Court is way less known than any of the other greats

by Anonymousreply 8601/01/2021

She is even less known than Billie Jean King.

One big problem with Court is that she barely added anything to women's tennis. Yes, she was an amazing player, but at a time that she could do a lot making women's tennis reach the next level she didn't do a thing.

Maybe she won half of the GS but Billie Jean King is way more important for women's tennis than Margaret Court

by Anonymousreply 8701/01/2021

In any case Martina >>>>>> Slutbag ho Chrissy Evert >>>>>>> Roid Rage (Tran)Serena >>>>>> Stabbi Graff >>>>>>>> Bitch Cunt Methuselah Court

No one will ever match Martina's records let alone surpass them.

by Anonymousreply 8801/01/2021

Really wishing tennis were starting up today. Gotta wait one more week...

by Anonymousreply 8901/01/2021

really bummed that the combined ATP/WTA scores app is now no longer functioning as of today. I just checked to see if maybe next week's qualification draws are out. I've been using that score app on my computer since the early 2000s and on my phone for the last several years. Last year it stopped working on computers and as of now the app is totally defunct. The WTA has no fucking score app!!! The ATP has one that I downloaded but no clue how good it is yet until play starts. I didn't see if has a space listing draws so I guess I'll have to wait until during the week.

by Anonymousreply 9001/01/2021

Jim Pierce, Damir Dokic, and the Lucic father all fall under the crazy AND abusive category. Richard Williams and Stefano Capriati fall under kooky/mild crazy.

by Anonymousreply 9101/01/2021

R90 I always use betting webpages to get the livescores

by Anonymousreply 9201/02/2021

No, R60 that's just her natural girth. She always looks bloated, well fed and pregnant through no fault of her own. I do sympathize as someone who is just naturally thin and healthy without trying.

by Anonymousreply 9301/02/2021

I cannot figure out why Granny V is still showing up to lose first round in every tourney she plays. Endorsement contract requirement?

by Anonymousreply 9401/03/2021

Looks like Coco V. has a man (Kyle Filippelli is his name)

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by Anonymousreply 9501/03/2021

I have kat.

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by Anonymousreply 9601/03/2021

Jack Sock in tight golf pants. Caution: wide load.

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by Anonymousreply 9701/03/2021

That's a really unflattering angle for Shapo.

by Anonymousreply 9801/03/2021

I am on Shapo team.

by Anonymousreply 9901/03/2021

Trouble brewing in Melbourne. Owners of the apartments atop the players hotel are upset they weren’t notified before the agreement was signed to house the players.

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by Anonymousreply 10001/04/2021

draws for ladies Abu Dhabi and men's Delray Beach are out

Kenin, Svitolina, Pliskova, Sabalenka, Muguruza, Rybakina, Mertens and Vondrousova are the top 8 in Abu Dhabi

Garin, Isner, Mannarino, Hurkacz, Paul, Querrey, Andujar and Tiafoe are the top 8 in Delray Beach

Delray in particular has had a lot of pullouts from Murray to Raonic to Nishikori

Antalya main draw not out yet

by Anonymousreply 10101/05/2021

Granny V's repeated early round losses are embarrassing but the top women are so inconsistent and awful at maintaining any sustained level of high quality performance that it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Granny in a Slam final again even when she is 42.

That said I do like her and will miss her a lot if she retires. I love her professional, no drama, no nonsense approach to her career, which is a breath of fresh air when compared to all the shrieking drama queens in the WTA (with her younger sister and her anger issues being among the most annoying). Granny V is like the quiet colleague who just comes in, gets on with her work and goes about her personal life with minimum fuss. My favorite kind of person.

by Anonymousreply 10201/05/2021

What is the ambiguously gay Jim Courier up to nowadays? Is he still married to his frau?

by Anonymousreply 10301/05/2021

Did you ever see the interview with Venus where she says she can never get married because she would HAVE TO submit to her husband because she's a J.W.? That is so fucked up. Do you think they really believe that shit? She doesn't ping to me and seems intelligent, it's weird.

by Anonymousreply 10401/05/2021

Did the women's tour start up yet? I think there are some qualies?

by Anonymousreply 10501/06/2021


Round 1 in Abu Dabi

Alexandrova-Dyas 64 64

Fernandez- Paolini 64 62

Krejcikova-Loeb 61 63

Badosa-Sevastova 62 57 62

Pera-Vekic 76 26 64

Tomljanovic-Zhu 62 76

Jabeur-Pavlyuchenkova 76 63

Flipkens-Siegemund 57 75 64

Putintseva-Trevisan 63 63

Sakkari-Potapova 64 62

Kudermetova-Kontaviet 75 61

Kasatkina-Wang 62 36 62

by Anonymousreply 10601/06/2021

R90 I highly recommend Tennis24. I get alerts for every set of my favorite players.

by Anonymousreply 10701/06/2021

Woah. Yastremska suspended for testing positive for banned substance.

by Anonymousreply 10801/07/2021

not surprised with her. She seems like she'd do anything to win. I can't stand her unsportsmanlike behavior when she loses

by Anonymousreply 10901/07/2021

Agree r109 - her strategic MTOs are absolutely pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 11001/07/2021

With the asshole Governor in Florida, I wouldn't be surprised if they play all of the WTA/ATP tournaments there.

Very few restrictions.

by Anonymousreply 11101/07/2021

Round 1 in Antalya

Goffin def Hebert 36 75 60

Balashvili def Arnaboldi 46 57 61

Travaglia def Kecmanovic 16 64 60

Bublik def Caruso 63 63

Celikbilek def Zuk 76 75

Ruusuvuori def Vesely 63 76

by Anonymousreply 11201/07/2021

Mager wins over Harrison 36 61 64 in Delray

by Anonymousreply 11301/07/2021

David Ferrer and A. Zverev will no longer work together this year (Ferrer's decision)

Thiem has a new girlfriend, Austrian circus artist (?) Lili Paul-Roncalli (meanwhile, Kiki Mladonna hit 11 double faults in her match against Muguruza today)

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by Anonymousreply 11401/07/2021

What's the gossip on David Ferrer? Gay?

Wasn't he one of the human backboard grinders who would win by running everything down until his opponents lost their will to live and made an error?

by Anonymousreply 11501/07/2021

David Ferrer's spirit was reincarnated in Lil' Diego

by Anonymousreply 11601/08/2021

R115 Ferrer is married (to a woman) and he has a 2 years old son.

Unlike Zverev i don't think there was any speculation about him when he was an active player

by Anonymousreply 11701/08/2021

[3] F. Fognini b. [Q] M. Vrbensky 6-4 7-6(4)

[4] A. de Minaur b. M. Jaziri 6-2 6-1

[5] J.L. Struff b. [Q] P. Kotov 6-4 6-3

[1] M. Berrettini b. [WC] E. Kirkin 6-0 6-4

[Q] A. Andreev b. [WC] M. Ilhan 6-4 6-3

J. Chardy b. R. Albot 6-3 6-4

H. Grenier b. [Q] A. Molcan 7-5 6-4

N. Kuhn b. [Q] M. Bachinger 3-6 6-3 4-1 ret

[Q] D. Kuzmanov b. L. Djere 6-1 3-2 ret

T. Lamasine b. E. Gerasimov 7-6(6) 6-2


[15] O. Jabeur b. [Q] K. Bondarenko 5-7 6-3 6-2

V. Kudermetova b. [Q] B. Turati 6-2 6-1

T. Zidansek b. L. Fernandez 6-4 6-4

[1] S. Kenin b. K. Flipkens 5-7 5-4 Ret

[13] Y. Putintseva b. B. Krejcikova 6-4 7-5

[4] A. Sabalenka b. A. Tomljanovic 7-5 6-4

S. Sorribes Tormo b. B. Pera 57 63 64

P. Badosa b. A. Cornet 64 64

by Anonymousreply 11801/08/2021

Australian Open qualifying draws are out:

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by Anonymousreply 11901/09/2021

Probably due the pandemic, but there are very few promising prospects on the draw. Most of the players are veterans

by Anonymousreply 12001/09/2021

Gauff is losing against Sakkari 75 41

I'm starting to think that the overhype could really damage Gauff's career. Of course Sakkari is a very good player but Coco really didn't progress that much last year

by Anonymousreply 12101/09/2021

Wasn't Gauff already anointed the next GOAT already by the US media?

by Anonymousreply 12201/09/2021

There is only one GOAT, and that is the lamb of God!

by Anonymousreply 12301/09/2021

yesterday was a nice booty-ful match between Tiafoe and Young in Delray Beach

by Anonymousreply 12401/09/2021

I know we gays love tennis, but I think there should a longer off season. Perhaps it should end with the US Open and then have a year-end championship in December? The season would start in Australia in January.

by Anonymousreply 12501/09/2021

Querrey loses to Mager

Pliskova defeated by someone called Gasanova

by Anonymousreply 12601/09/2021

R125 Sorry but no.

Top players could easily take a month off after Australia (maybe not this year). I'm a little tired of players complaining about how long is the season only to play exhibitions on Emirates once they are in the off season.

The calendar should be more flexible, but that's all

by Anonymousreply 12701/09/2021

Christian Harrison has match points against Garin.

He was supposed to be the one with more talent from the Harrison brothers but he had tons of injuries all his career

by Anonymousreply 12801/09/2021

Saw that Bernie Tomic was playing qualies. I thought he completely burned out.

by Anonymousreply 12901/09/2021

Margaret Court at R123, which of your doubles partners did you have affairs with back in the day? Were you and BJ King ever "partners"? Did you ever have a roll in the clay with Wendy Turnbull?

by Anonymousreply 13001/09/2021

Margaret Court lezzing out again with Wendy Turnbull?

by Anonymousreply 13101/09/2021

wow pathetic loss for hot Garin

by Anonymousreply 13201/09/2021

[quote]Christian Harrison has match points against Garin

C. Harrison is pretty hot but he's probably the biggest MAGAT of them all (well, except for Sandgren)

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by Anonymousreply 13301/09/2021

r127, An exhibition amounts to a practice match in front of a crowd, it's ridiculous to compare it to a tournament. Emirates is a very specific complaint, do you have anyone in particular in mind?

by Anonymousreply 13401/11/2021

Isner has decided not to travel to Australia

by Anonymousreply 13501/12/2021

Dancing on the streets of Melbourne today!

by Anonymousreply 13601/12/2021

Yeah, Tomic qualified. Whaddya know.

by Anonymousreply 13701/13/2021

NPR just reported that Tenys Sangren is recovering from Covid, but is allowed to take a charter flight to Melbourne.

by Anonymousreply 13801/14/2021

Andy Murray tests positive but hopes to fly in like Sandgren. Madison Keys tests positive and will skip the Aussie. Also some hot Portuguese player is positive. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 13901/14/2021

I hope Andy can play the Aussie

[quote] Also some hot Portuguese player is positive.

Which one?

by Anonymousreply 14001/14/2021

Breakout player picks for '21? Hurkacz, FAA, Korda, Alcaraz, and Musetti FTW

by Anonymousreply 14101/16/2021

Things are starting off with a bang in Melbourne.

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by Anonymousreply 14201/16/2021

I'm loving the AO drama. All the quarantining players are moaning about the food, Benoît Paire got around that by ordering himself a McDonalds and Putinsteva's hotel room has a mouse in it so she's demanding she be moved.

by Anonymousreply 14301/16/2021

You’re a world class athlete and you eat McDonald’s?

by Anonymousreply 14401/16/2021

R144 Maybe the food at the hotel really is that bad

by Anonymousreply 14501/16/2021

Putin's daughter

by Anonymousreply 14601/16/2021

Are they all fucking each other? How can so many be testing positive?

by Anonymousreply 14701/16/2021

^ my bad, they're just quarantining, sorry about that ....

by Anonymousreply 14801/16/2021

Nice to see Francesca Jones managed to claw her way into the main draw.

by Anonymousreply 14901/17/2021

The third charter flight has someone test positive, so now 72 players are having to quarantine.

by Anonymousreply 15001/17/2021

man, what a mess

by Anonymousreply 15101/17/2021

There's flights you can take so they don't find out if your poz.

by Anonymousreply 15201/17/2021

Fucking money-grubbing lemmings the whole lot of them.

Stay the FUCK home!

by Anonymousreply 15301/17/2021

What has Novaxx said? What did he do? Kyrgious' thought he was a tool

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by Anonymousreply 15401/18/2021

Novak wrote a letter on behalf of the quarantined players asking for them to have better conditions. Rafa added his support with picture of a sun- happy- face that he drew with a yellow crayon.

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by Anonymousreply 15501/18/2021

Novaxx is getting totally dragged in the media in Australia and on Tennis Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 15601/18/2021

From the op-ed linked below. Doesn't he have a pr person?

Players and officials in Djokovic's circus did not wear masks and took to hugging and high-fiving, shooting hoops during downtime and partying into the night with such abandon – and we were all amazed at this – that the coronavirus broke out among the star players.

Djokovic himself got the virus, as did his wife. The tournament had to be abandoned before it reached a final.

A near miraculous side benefit involved Australia's Nick Kyrgios. He stayed away and transformed himself from clown prince to international tennis's voice of reason by firing off an arch tweet: "Prayers up to all the players that have contracted COVID-19. Don't @ me for anything I've done that has been 'irresponsible' or classified as 'stupidity' — this takes the cake."

Now, amid the shambolic triumph that is the so-called preparation for the Australian Open, Djokovic has reportedly penned a six-point prescription to make life more pleasant for the increasing numbers of players locked away in hotel rooms.

He wants fitness and training materials in all rooms, which sounds sensible ... unless you're a hotel proprietor already growing restive about the sound of tennis balls being smashed into walls and windows and are perhaps dubious about turning suites into power-lifting gyms.

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by Anonymousreply 15701/18/2021

Djokovic really is the supreme asshole of the ATP isn't he.

by Anonymousreply 15801/18/2021

If you didn’t watch the video above:

1) Novak is shown in a van with other with NO MASK.

2) Tomic’s gf complaining that she has to wash her own hair. WTF?

3) Players are shown hitting balls against windows, walls, upturned beds, surfing on beds, running, etc in their rooms. Is Tennis Australia going to pay for the wear and tear?

Again, “I never wash my own hair.” She needs to be read for filth. No one forced her to tag along when the quarantine rules were known ahead of time.

by Anonymousreply 15901/18/2021

Ugh, 1 above should say in a van with other people with no mask on.

by Anonymousreply 16001/18/2021

Me thinks it time for prize-money to get A LOT smaller.

by Anonymousreply 16101/18/2021

"This is the worst part of quarantine," Sierra said on her YouTube channel. "I don't wash my own hair. I've never washed my own hair. It's just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me.

"This is the situation that we're dealing with. I can't wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done."

by Anonymousreply 16201/18/2021

Tsitsi is Thirsty....

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by Anonymousreply 16301/19/2021

Amazing ass for a guy his height.

by Anonymousreply 16401/19/2021

People can trash Nole as much as they want, at least he showed some interest for other players, i can't say the same about the rest of the ones who are in Adelaide.

Tiley is useless and the organization is a disaster, one thing is to be in quarantine and other very different that you can't even exercise yourself. This tournament seems totally rigged in favour of the ones who were already the favourites.

And even there are appearing new players, being a teen on atp is becoming a rarity. From the seven teenagers on the qualifications only Alcaraz and Machac are in the main draw. And probably an effect of last year's season but there are only two players who can play the next gen finals (Felix and Sinner) who are in the top 100 right now

by Anonymousreply 16501/20/2021

[quote]Tsitsi is Thirsty

even Tennys is Thirsty

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by Anonymousreply 16601/20/2021

So much love for Djokovic in Australia. This comedian’s use of Djokovic as a punchline actually predates the (first) COVID lockdown.

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by Anonymousreply 16701/20/2021

Djokovic just never stops making an ass of himself.

The entitlement, delusion and lack of self-awareness

these players should just shut the fuck up and be grateful they even have a grand slam. Millions are out of work worldwide yet they're whining about tight restrictions that are for their own safety? Bye

by Anonymousreply 16801/20/2021

They really should be grateful to be treated like crap?

Sorry but wrong sport, you can treat like crap athletes from sports who don't make enough money. This is a GS not an itf, and the organization of tennis Australia is a disaster. And they have no excuses because the US Open and Roland Garros were played in way worse circumsntances and they did way better.

If they thought they couldn't do it, they should cancel the whole thing and stop the nonsense

by Anonymousreply 16901/20/2021

R169 treated like crap? What are you talking about? So they're not as pampered as they're used to. Again, sports are a luxury. These players and their defenders need a dose of reality

by Anonymousreply 17001/20/2021

But they can do it, r169, and they are. Priority number one is to keep COVID from re-emerging in Oz, which is why the players are quarantined. They knew that in advance. Just think if they’d had the lax protocols put in place in NY or Paris.

Djokovic including a reduction of two weeks to ten days for quarantining in his requests was just the sort of populist grandstanding that makes him so unpalatable. Just like the bullcrap request about letting players rent houses with tennis courts. Would you want somebody with his (Adria Tour) track record in your neighbourhood, saying they play by the rules and then not even masking up on buses?

Like Kyrgios said, he’s a tool.

by Anonymousreply 17101/20/2021

Now, pause and think of the top players that chose to stay away, and you can couch it in lack of conditioning or whatever you like, but at the root of their decisions was likely a consideration for a world pandemic, and for the health of themselves and their entourage, and the people of the host city. Djokovic has displayed little self-awareness; his Adriatic tour shenanigans exposed his off-court naiveté.

by Anonymousreply 17201/20/2021

I hope the women players are all staying in their rooms, reading their Bibles, having regular relations with their husbands and not letting themselves be swayed by the persistent evil that cloaks the women's tour. I am referring of course to the lesbians preying upon the young women and taking them to their sinful Sodom and Gomorrah lairs. Filth! Evil!

God made Adam and Eve, not Pam and Evert! BJ King should do what the Good Lord expects of her and submit to her husband.

by Anonymousreply 17301/20/2021

"Bookmaker Sportsbet has launched a market for the 'next thing Novak Djokovic will demand' in a response to the World No. 1's controversial list of hotel quarantine requests."

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by Anonymousreply 174Last Thursday at 3:05 AM

R171 Perfect, so they should cancel the tournament instead of carrying this charade because it obviously not working.

I don't blame Australia for its politics (i wish my country do the same) but i blame tennis Australia for not doing a good job

by Anonymousreply 175Last Thursday at 5:22 AM

It's working, R175, for those who are willing to accommodate the requirements necessary to contain a pandemic. If Djokovic was unwilling to comply and instead wanted to be treated like the prima donna that he is, then he should have skipped the AO.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Thursday at 8:05 AM

Djokovic spoke because a lot of players complained, and frankly blaming Putintseva for having a mouse in her room is quite low. The rest of the tops couldn't care less about the conditions of the lesser players

There are complains about the lack of cleanness and there are complains because some of the rooms doesn't have even a window

And Tiley said they were advised about the conditions but a lot of players say he is lying.

And be serious, Djokovic won AO 8 times, he wouldn't skip the tournament by any reason.

I hope this year will be the end of the big 3 dominance. I wouldn't mind if one of them won a GS but it's time to new faces in the final rounds

by Anonymousreply 177Last Thursday at 8:55 AM

Yes, so pitiful and outrageous that they're subjected to staying in a luxury hotel so that they can have the chance to make huge money, all because of an inconvenient pandemic. Waaaa!

Doesn't matter whether Djokovic won AO 8 times or 20 times, it's ridiculous to demand a private house with tennis courts rather than a full quarantine so that others aren't exposed to a lethal virus.

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by Anonymousreply 178Last Thursday at 9:31 AM

hahaha loving how Djokovic is getting dragged to hell

he's such an asshole

no wonder he's a conservative

by Anonymousreply 179Last Thursday at 10:08 AM

R178 What luxury hotel has rooms without windows and mose in the rooms?

One thing is the room of the top players and other very different the other ones

by Anonymousreply 180Last Thursday at 10:11 AM

Oh please, no windows for a couple of weeks and one loose mouse. BFD, GMAFB. If professional tennis players can't take that level of very temporary inconvenience, then they have no business being in the business.

by Anonymousreply 181Last Thursday at 10:17 AM

Temporary inconvenience my ass. It's a fucking GS not a 15k itf. And two weeks without going out of that room it's not that small thing.

Most rooms of the players who are totally confined didn't have any way to exercise. The organization is a fucking disaster but they couldn't care less because the priviledged ones are perfectly ok

by Anonymousreply 182Last Thursday at 10:19 AM

Tell that to Darfur Orphan, R182. You sound spoiled.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Thursday at 10:21 AM

R183 That's pretty bad demagogy.

They are playing a GS, period.

And the organization was pretty crappy from the beginning because with good organization there won't be so many players confined in their rooms. They promised charter flies to avoid problems but in the end everyone was there in regular flies.

The problem is not to have a nice room, the problem is they distorted to competition (to benefit high ranked players).

If they weren'r ready to make the AO just cancel it

by Anonymousreply 184Last Thursday at 10:32 AM

R184, which part of this is a pandemic requiring constant provisional changes and willingness to change to make the best of it doesn't make sense to you? The top players have always received more perks than the lower-ranked players. Is that fair? Not at all. None of these tournaments are prepared for the vicissitudes of a pandemic. They're doing the best they can to roll with the punches. With your line of reasoning, they should all just cancel everything given the difficulties with travel and basic logistics until we all get through this. Or don't.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Thursday at 10:40 AM

It's not that much to ask for a GS to be prepared, to make easy for the ones who have to be on their rooms to make some exercise and be comfortable.

It's obvious that Australia didn't want them there, there were protest at the original hotel.

And the whole Adelaide bubble is absurd, it shows that they only care for a bunch of players.

I can understand being more strict specially because some players are like babies, but they had plenty of time to prepare the whole thing and they failed.

Of course the competition is rigged, but they couldn't care less because noone of the big players was affected

by Anonymousreply 186Last Thursday at 10:45 AM

I can't speak for the AO organizers or the hotel about the difficulties that they've had, but it seems like you're filling in a lot of the blanks without knowing what's actually what. All I know is that Djokovic's demands are not even remotely realistic in terms of private houses with tennis courts.

by Anonymousreply 187Last Thursday at 10:58 AM

His first two demands were perfectly doable, the rest was his wishful thinking (and totally out of reality).

Players are showing their rooms and the way they try to keep in form and it's vey far from what it should be desired

by Anonymousreply 188Last Thursday at 11:07 AM

If these entitled princesses don't like the necessary restrictions due to covid then they can easily notify the AO that they have decided not to compete and get on a plane to jet back to their respective homes.

I have no sympathy; they should have taken the decision to stay home.

by Anonymousreply 189Last Thursday at 3:18 PM

Is there any word how young Grigor is handling the Aussie Open quarantine? Does he have a room to himself? Is it one with a window? Which floor? I'm only asking but it's probably not a good idea being around anyone for too long and risk his ability to compete? I'm just concerned.

by Anonymousreply 190Last Thursday at 3:31 PM

James, text me for the deets...although it may cost you.

by Anonymousreply 191Last Thursday at 4:13 PM

Damage control.

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by Anonymousreply 192Last Thursday at 6:04 PM

He is such a slimy cunt, r192. Once the flak from his gross misreading of the room starts coming in, he gets his PR team out. It’s his PR equivalent of boobs out.

Nothing he does is anything but a cynical manoeuvre to manipulate people’s perception of the Djokovic brand. Federer got his own logo from Nike? Let’s put together my own. People root for my opponents? Get the boobs out—nothing like a bit of passive aggressive guilt tripping. I hear the players rumbling that they’re getting a raw deal in Melbourne while I’m in a privileged bubble in Adelaide? I’ll get my unionising bs back out to show how inept the ATP is to drum up some more PR for my breakaway union.

His real PR problem is that he’s basically a really nasty piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 193Last Thursday at 9:06 PM

I despise him.

by Anonymousreply 194Last Thursday at 11:28 PM

Meant to post this here....

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by Anonymousreply 195Last Friday at 12:16 AM

Curiously Pella trashed Nadal for not open his mouth and had nice words for Djokovic, so it's pretty clear that not all players have a bad oppinion of Nole.

The organization is pretty bad no matter what, and if they don't have enough controversies this year they decide to give another award to Cunt Court

by Anonymousreply 196Last Friday at 5:14 AM

R196 = A jealous B(low) J(ob) King

Listen, Billy Jean, I am being honoured for my remarkable record in women's tennis. Tennis for real, God-fearing, Christian women.

If you want to boast about your wins ask the organisers to create a separate category for creatures of indeterminate gender and vile, sinful sexual proclivities. You and your girlfriend NavROTilover can join that.

by Anonymousreply 197Last Friday at 5:26 AM

I was taking a look at mentennisforum and i realize that if you are a talented kid with a one hand backhand the hype gets out of control really fast.

Watching the predictions of some of the posters there, from 28 out of 29 predicted (wrongly) that Musetti would get into AO main draw by his part of the draw, pretty high considered only 11 predicted Alcaraz (the other golden kid right now).

I really like Musetti but the ones watching him the new Federer are very wrong, he doesn't have Roger's serve, neither his forehand and he is way more defensive than Roger. Hopefull he'll escape the baby Federer nickname and being Sinner only one year older that should make pressure under tolearable limits

by Anonymousreply 198Last Friday at 9:27 AM

[italic]A 'devastated' Andy Murray is OUT of the Australian Open. "We’ve been in constant dialogue with Tennis Australia to try and find a solution which would allow some form of workable quarantine, but we couldn’t make it work."[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 199Last Friday at 10:01 AM

Is Misery having an affair with Spacey?

by Anonymousreply 200Last Friday at 11:04 AM

21 players under 21 to watch this year

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by Anonymousreply 201Last Saturday at 2:01 AM

A big relief for Margaret Court, B. Andreescu is not a lesbian! (from her IG story)

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by Anonymousreply 202Last Saturday at 3:00 AM

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Bianca is following the virtuous path although it is somewhat unfortunate that she is descended from inferior Rumanian stock. At least she isn't lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Saturday at 3:15 AM

It must be tough for Margaret that most australian players seem alergic to her. It was funny when Barty was questioned and somehow she decided to praise Sam Stosur and not mention Court

by Anonymousreply 204Last Saturday at 3:29 AM
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