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The Gays and Tennis: Part 68 wrapping up the AO and onto the post-AO swing

Last threads paywalled

Osaka is now a 4-time slam winner: 2018 USO 2019 AO 2020 USO 2021 AO

Djokovic vs. Medvedev for the men's title.

Next week's tournaments are ready to go with events in Adelaide for the ladies and Cordoba, Montpellier and Singapore for the men

by Anonymousreply 26410 hours ago

How the hell is Ashleigh Fucking Barty still ranked number one? Osaka, the holder of two Slams, is still only second and Barty, who hasn't won anything of note in two years, is still the top ranked player in the world?

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2021

R1 it is annoying but Barty still has her 2019 points on due to the pandemic. I agree it's a travesty that she has many more weeks at #1 than Osaka or Venus. Barty is a decent player but not an all-time great

by Anonymousreply 202/20/2021

Thanks, OP.

by Anonymousreply 302/20/2021

match between osaka and brady was NOT of the highest quality.... way too streaky from both players....

like to see osaka do well on the clay and the grass next.....

by Anonymousreply 402/20/2021

R4 the wind was a factor too.

by Anonymousreply 502/20/2021

Will Swiatek's ranking plunge when she doesn't defend her RG title in June? I guess 90% of her points are from her fluke RG run.

by Anonymousreply 602/20/2021

osaka got fat!

by Anonymousreply 702/20/2021

If he wasn't such an ass, Medvedev could almost be cute.

by Anonymousreply 802/20/2021

Finally saw some of the Granny vs Bridge Troll match. Granny Vee seems a little thicker and more full figured compared to her former, lean self. Is Granny pregnant? Is Great Auntie Ree about to become Auntie Ree Ree?

by Anonymousreply 902/20/2021

I think Medvedev is cute, and I like his whole enfant-terrible persona. Med for the win!

by Anonymousreply 1002/20/2021

Bianca's on the fritz again

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by Anonymousreply 1102/20/2021

It's the way Andreescu plays. Check her scores all week long at the tournament she played after losing at the AO. She kept going long 3 setters. Her body isn't ready for all those marathons

by Anonymousreply 1202/20/2021

Medvedev isn't bad looking but he's way too skinny, I hate the mole on his face and he's an asshole

by Anonymousreply 1302/20/2021

Aren't persistent injuries sometimes a sign of PED use? Just wonderin', is all.....

by Anonymousreply 1402/20/2021

[quote] Bianca's on the fritz again

Is Pliskbot? If any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them.

by Anonymousreply 1502/20/2021

I think she's just lazy.

by Anonymousreply 1602/20/2021

R6 By that time Swiatek will be a solid top 10. She is one of the best players on the circuit and one with the highest potential.

And if she holds her nerves at Roland Garros she'll get a deep run because at her best she is probably the best claycourter out there.

She is not Ostapenko

by Anonymousreply 1702/20/2021

Hopefully Bianca's problems won't be serious. She was out of the circuit for too long and she is playing most of her matches in long three sets on not the best weather conditions.

She needs time to be competitive again

by Anonymousreply 1802/20/2021

Is this where we talk about post-AO swing?

by Anonymousreply 1902/20/2021

Daniil team or Nole team?

by Anonymousreply 2002/20/2021

Medvedev's cool. He's intelligent, thoughtful, his interviews are interesting and often funny and he's one hell of a player. I don't find him attractive at all but there's something about him. He just seems like a nice bloke.

Maybe I should just shut my fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 2102/20/2021

The umpire in the women's final is a large girl.

by Anonymousreply 2202/20/2021

Medvedev has quite the 'fivehead' because of his receding hairline. I hope he wins though

Despite playing only 1 match, Benoit Paire hit most double faults of all male players at the AO (23)

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by Anonymousreply 2302/20/2021

Is Barty a lez? Did Sam Stosur ever come out or is she still pretending to be straight? Is it the water in Oz that all the major Aussie women except Yvonne Gollagong have been gay? Turnbull, Stosur, Barty, Court and even the imported Aussies like Hanna Mandlikova, every single one a rug muncher.

by Anonymousreply 2402/20/2021

Stosur is married (with a woman) and they have a baby, so no, she is not pretending to be straight (in fact she never pretended to be straight).

And no, surprisingly Barty is not a lesbian, the same with Brady.

Not all players on the wta are lesbians, the same not all atp players are straight

by Anonymousreply 2502/20/2021

[quote] Not all players on the wta are lesbians


by Anonymousreply 2602/20/2021

Margaret you retired long time ago, and with you heterosexuality vanished from the circuit

by Anonymousreply 2702/20/2021

David Nalbandian has joined Miomir Kecmanovic's team. [italic]#Miomir Team[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 2802/20/2021

Hopefully it will have a positive effect.

Kecmanovic was supposed to be a big thing but he is not progressing at the right pace

by Anonymousreply 2902/20/2021

R6 to be fair, Swiatek did reach the AO rd16 and lost to Halep in 3 sets. I don't think she's a fluke.

by Anonymousreply 3002/20/2021

Krejčíkova/Ram won the Mixed Double title

by Anonymousreply 3102/20/2021

Yum, Margaret Court! Now that's a Court I'd love to play with, I mean, play on and roll around on.

by Anonymousreply 3202/20/2021

R30 She is one of the most talented players out there and she can play on any surface (she was Wimbledon junior champion).

And of course her RG run was not a fluke, it was one of the more dominant performances ever and she crushed Halep and Kenin in her way to the title

by Anonymousreply 3302/20/2021

The women's final was not a pretty match. Very few decent rallies, most points were like 3-5 shots, and more ended with UEs than winners (excepting serve winners). It was a bit of a bash-fest. But give Naomi credit, she did it better.

Med is uncanny with his shots like young Rafa. His defense is incredible and he manufactures winners out of nothing. I don't know if he's on PEDs or anything else, but his play is crazy good. He could give Novak serious fight. Med Team.

by Anonymousreply 3402/20/2021

[quote]not all atp players are straight

receipts please

by Anonymousreply 3502/20/2021

R35 Jan-Michael Gambill

by Anonymousreply 3602/20/2021

R7 Poor thing’s ugly too. Good thing she’s rich.

by Anonymousreply 3702/20/2021

Osaka's on a 21-match winning streak and Chrissie Evert said it's because she has a boyfriend now (rapper YBN Cordae)

by Anonymousreply 3802/20/2021

Leave it to Chrissie to ascribe it to the peen.

by Anonymousreply 3902/20/2021

Osaka's career has been so fascinating and odd. She has just 7 titles with 4 of them being slams.

2018 Indian Wells def. Kasatskina 6-3 6-2

2018 USO def. Serena 6-2 6-4

2019 AO def. Kvitova 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4

2019 Tokyo def. Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3

2019 Beijing def. Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2

2020 USO def. Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3

2021 AO def. Brady 6-4 6-3

runner up 3 times

2016 Tokyo lost to Wozniacki 5-7 3-6

2018 Tokyo lost to Ka. Pliskova 4-6 4-6

2020 Cincinnati lost to Azarenka by walkover

by Anonymousreply 4002/20/2021

Is Chrissie still a nympho slut in her later years?

by Anonymousreply 4102/20/2021

Has she won any Virginia Slims tournaments?

by Anonymousreply 4202/20/2021

Really r41! Chrissie is just a friendly gal.

by Anonymousreply 4302/20/2021

Osaka has been with her boyfriend for 2+ years. He was at her 2019 matches.

by Anonymousreply 4402/20/2021

The women's final was dull.

by Anonymousreply 4502/20/2021

R41 The options are limited for virile, red-blooded men who want to enjoy relations with heterosexual female tennis players. Thank God Chrissie is there to do her part!

by Anonymousreply 4602/20/2021

So I’m hoping for a good match tonight - no matter what I hope it’s close - dare we hope for 5 sets? Tits Out has never lost an AO final and is going for his 3rd consecutive. But Medvedev is on a streak and hasn’t lost to a top 10 player in months. I think he’ll put up a good fight at the very least. Fingers crossed it’s a good one.

In any case I need to get back to some normal sleep patterns...

by Anonymousreply 4702/20/2021

Wendy at R42, when you and Margaret do it on her Court, do you use protection?

Oh by "do it" I meant "read the Bible", not what you were wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin', dear fat Wends.

by Anonymousreply 4802/20/2021

I want Medvedev to win but think Djokovic might take it, unless his "injury" reappears.

by Anonymousreply 4902/20/2021

I want Medvedev too. OK — here we go guys! I’m excited for this.

by Anonymousreply 5002/20/2021

hate watching this

jerk vs. jerk

but I'll go for the jerk who doesn't have a slam yet. SO SICK of Djokovic

at least it's not another nauseating Djokovic vs. Nadal final

by Anonymousreply 5102/20/2021

I say this every slam but why the fuck does espn value Fowler so much? Why is he always part of the commentary team for the most important matches? I really don't understand his appeal. He's not a former player, arrogantly often interrupts and even argues with former pro players and just enjoys hearing himself speak. There's no reason for him to be there

by Anonymousreply 5202/20/2021

Seems like even the Serbian fans want Medvedev to win this.

by Anonymousreply 5302/20/2021

interesting to see Djokovic as the one trying to shorten points in this matchup

by Anonymousreply 5402/20/2021

shaky game by Medvedev leads to Djokovic taking the first set 7-5

by Anonymousreply 5502/20/2021

Can Rafa be number one if Med wins today? When will Serena return to number one?

by Anonymousreply 5602/20/2021

if Medvedev wins, he'll rise to #2 in the rankings

by Anonymousreply 5702/20/2021

Medvedev has now been broken 3 times in a row.

by Anonymousreply 5802/20/2021

What was the deal with suave and sexy ginger daddy Cames Jourier during his playing days? From reading Armistead Maupin during the changeover to gushing about Stefan Edberg and saying: "You know how I feel about Eddie. I'd have his love child if I could."

Was he just being a homotease or was he trying to slowly test the waters and inch his way out of the closet?

by Anonymousreply 5902/20/2021

Djokovic 7-5 6-2

Medvedev getting unnerved

really 1 sided now. I think Medvedev has been too defensive, playing very far back. Djokovic has cleaned up his game from the first set and is just dictating play.

by Anonymousreply 6002/21/2021

disaster now from Medvedev

by Anonymousreply 6102/21/2021

Medvedev self-destructing. Bit embarrassing atm.

by Anonymousreply 6202/21/2021

who would have thought Fritz would end up giving Djokovic his toughest match? Then Zverev/Raonic tied for second

by Anonymousreply 6302/21/2021

Djokovic is still the most dominant hardcourt player. Thiem couldn't get it done last year AO though he was close and then benefitted at the USO from Djokovic's dq and Nadal/Federer absence. Now Medvedev is not looking like a top 20 player.

I guess #NextGen is still going to be confined to winning Masters which is good but not great.

by Anonymousreply 6402/21/2021

R52... i so so hear you about chris FOUL-er!... why is he there at all? granted, it's ESPN and he's ESPN employee, but still can't they just have chris mckendry and the former players as commentators?... he sucks and is a self absorbed ass... a few days they actually had him talking about a match and his thoughts on it, like he is SOME KIND OF tennis expert and should be solely listened to about anything?! ridiculous!....

then again, i guess it's not like he can turn down a assignment and he's getting paid so there you have it...

by Anonymousreply 6502/21/2021

piss poor misses from Medvedev

by Anonymousreply 6602/21/2021

Like Brady last night, Med could really benefit from some coaching here.

by Anonymousreply 6702/21/2021

I really don't get why they don't allow coaching in GS tennis. Every other major sport allows coaching.

by Anonymousreply 6802/21/2021

ah yes, another mental midget in medvedev....

can't wait for the french when rafa wins again outslugging, outlasting guys young enough to be his sons on slow red clay in 3 out of 5 sets!....

meanwhile what a miraculous recovery of novak from all his injuries, running down balls left and right, sliding to the corners and so on!...

IF medvedev had won that 1st set, i was so waiting for the "injury" timeout from novak....

by Anonymousreply 6902/21/2021

Halep, Rafa and Serena all claimed phantom injuries before and during the tournament. It's a tale as old as time.

by Anonymousreply 7002/21/2021

Medvedev shat his pants at 5-6 in the first and never figured out how to wipe his ass clean the rest of the match

by Anonymousreply 7102/21/2021

What a great last overhead behind the back shot. Joker is an obnoxious punk but he's fucking talented. He made Med look like a club player.

by Anonymousreply 7202/21/2021

what a miserable final

men's tennis still sucks hard and not the good kind of sucking

#NextGen are mental midgets

Djokovic and Nadal don't seem like they're going to stop dominating the slams anytime soon

by Anonymousreply 7302/21/2021

Well that was...disappointing. Novaxx played superbly and smartly and MEHdvedev played sloppy and loose. So anticlimactic. When will #nextgen step up already? Well at least I get to go to sleep earlier than I thought. Was really hoping for a great match and now the long long break before the FO. 🥲

Are there any tourneys between now and FO that have will have top 10 players?

Enjoyed doing the AO with you guys. Let’s keep the conversation going.

by Anonymousreply 7402/21/2021

Yikes, did the Australian Open only let in COVID-denying anti-vaxxers? This poor woman is getting booed left and right for mentioning vaccines and the Victorian government!

by Anonymousreply 7502/21/2021

Damn, this crowd is incensed. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 7602/21/2021

[quote] Halep, Rafa and Serena all claimed phantom injuries before and during the tournament. It's a tale as old as time.

Pedal also claimed to be injured before RG last year and it didn't seem to stop him winning his 13th. The Big Three always seem to have excuses ready before every major. And the Next Gen players are fucking useless, pampered cunts.

by Anonymousreply 7702/21/2021

Joker's wife and kids are probably dreading his return.

by Anonymousreply 7802/21/2021

R75, most of those booing belong to the Novak cult. Like Novaxx, they’re notoriously antivax and hardly likely to be pro-shutdown Labor voters. And not particularly representative of Australians in general. How do you spell “fascist-adjacent”?

by Anonymousreply 7902/21/2021

Mens tennis is so dull. Should I check back in 3 or 4 years to see if someone else wins? Unless Djokovic hits another staff member with something to get kicked out.

by Anonymousreply 8002/21/2021

No use R80. Eight years from now Nadal will still be winning Roland Garros, somehow "magically" out lasting men half his age or a third of his age in grueling five setters on the clay. Novaxx will similarly somehow outrun and outlast much younger men and win the AO for the 15th time.

Judy Murray will still be pleasuring herself with Andy's Wimbledon trophy and insisting that her lover, I mean, son was part of a Big 4 of tennis as though Misery Spacey is even worthy of being in the same room as Novaxxx, Gramps Hissy Fit and Pedal.

by Anonymousreply 8102/21/2021

[quote]Are there any tourneys between now and FO that have will have top 10 players?

I think Indian Wells has been postponed, but usually there's the Miami, Monte Carlo and Madrid Open before Roland Garros (oh and Rome). The Rotterdam tournament starts a week from now and also has a strong field.

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by Anonymousreply 8202/21/2021

Between the craziness of the wta and the predictability of the atp there's a middle area that would make this sport way more interesting.

Big faliure of Medvedev in the final

by Anonymousreply 8302/21/2021

Singapore draw is totally lackluster. Montpeliier looks lie a masters 1000 in comparission.

Felix withdraw which is a pity because it was a great opportunity to win his first title

by Anonymousreply 8402/21/2021

Thiem is the only male player on the planet under the age of 33 to have won a Grand Slam.

by Anonymousreply 8502/21/2021

And most next gen players are over the age any of the big 3 won their first GS (some of them way over)

by Anonymousreply 8602/21/2021

Thiem only won it because Djokovic got defaulted. That final between him and Zverev was embarrassingly bad.

by Anonymousreply 8702/21/2021

Djokovic was not going to win the US Open. He was hysterical just because he was losing the first set againts Carreño.

And Thiem played that bad because he had a problem with dealing he was the favourite, he played very well till that final

by Anonymousreply 8802/21/2021

R88, but what doesn't upset him? One bad set doesn't mean you're not going to win the whole thing. Djokovic dropped a number of sets this time around.

by Anonymousreply 8902/21/2021

But generally he reserves the raquet smashing for the times the match gets complicated. Against Carreño he didn't even lost the first set.

He was playing pretty bad and he knew he was not going to win (and it's quite easy to know that his level in US Open rarely matches his level in Australia, he has less US Open titles than Nadal)

by Anonymousreply 9002/21/2021

Will Gramps kill himself when Nadal and perhaps Novaxxxx overtake him in the Slam tally? Gramps seems very invested in the legend that the media have built around him and seems to believe his own hype.

by Anonymousreply 9102/21/2021

novak prepared that injury for Wawrinka

by Anonymousreply 9202/21/2021

What is it with DL (like R80) & their irrational hatred of the Big 3 and hanging their hopes on these younger guys who clearly don't have what it takes & don't deserve to win?

If you think men's tennis is dull because the Big 3, who clearly are the best in history, keep winning then maybe you shouldn't watch.

by Anonymousreply 9302/21/2021

R75 The crowd was full of Serbians.

Serbians = assholes

by Anonymousreply 9402/21/2021

R52 he bugs the shit out of me too. I suspect he's meant to be the polished voice among the commentators. Johnny Mac is fun and has a lot of personal experiences to share but he can just yap and yap if someone isn't there to reel him in, his brother is no better and just a cringey cornball of annoying tics "the droppa" which I assume he dropped a few years ago after feedback though it will slip out or used if he's feeling cheeky. Then you have prissy, dainty Clffie Drysdale and the spastic motor mouth of Brad Gilbert and irritating Help coach talking about his pupil during a men's match. I'm guessing we are slapped with Fowler because he actually speaks in measured complete sentences and you can actually make out the words.

by Anonymousreply 9502/21/2021

R93 I dont. I mainly watch women's tennis. More entertaining and not wasting time on predictable outcomes with the mens tournament.

by Anonymousreply 9602/21/2021

R95 So why were you bitching?

by Anonymousreply 9702/21/2021

If Novak ever ties Roger's GS tally, Mirka better have a safe room to hide in.

by Anonymousreply 9802/21/2021

[quote] Mirka better have a safe room to hide in.

The refrigerator is her safe room!

by Anonymousreply 9902/21/2021

I just hope someone starts beating the big 3 before they decide to retire or end up with career-ending injuries. Until Thiem wins second slam with them in the draw, his USO win will have an asterisk next to it.

The way Medvedev played the final, he probably would have lost to Nadal so he should thank Tsitsipas that he didn't have to face him.

men's tennis is not fun anymore. It needed new young slam winners 7 years ago. It's not a problem having the big 3 in the mix for slams as they're obviously the best ever but it is a very bad look for the tour 2 guys into their mid 30s are outright dominating slams.

1 of the younger guys is going to need to step up this year and stop them at at least 1 of the remaining slams

by Anonymousreply 10002/21/2021

New balls, please!

by Anonymousreply 10102/21/2021

[quote] If you think men's tennis is dull because the Big 3, who clearly are the best in history, keep winning then maybe you shouldn't watch.

"Best in history" is highly subjective. Even if it were true it does not preclude the possibility of the lack of any competition and the utter predictability of men's tennis making it really dull and tedious. Not to mention the slowing down of surfaces to make all majors the same rallies of baseline attrition over and over again.

by Anonymousreply 10202/21/2021

Djokovic has 18 singles grand slams now, catching up to Federer's and Nadal's 20.

by Anonymousreply 10302/21/2021

I find this depiction offensive.

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by Anonymousreply 10402/21/2021

R103 Catching them won't be that easy.

Right now on RG he is clearly behing not only Nadal but Thiem too. He didn't won three GS in a year since 2015 and i doubt he'll win them this year.

His chances depend of the young players, not only to defeat him but to cause him trouble enough to reach tired the final rounds but if nothing changes sooner or later he'll do it becuase the next gen is not a strong one.

Unless Sinner really rise pretty fast i doubt any of the 96-00 generation is mentally strong enough to compete on a final against any big 3 (of course they could lose before reaching the final)

by Anonymousreply 10502/21/2021

When Roger comes back will he have a protected ranking?

by Anonymousreply 10602/21/2021

He doesn't need it. The rankings froze last year so he still is number 5

by Anonymousreply 10702/21/2021

There is no Big 3 in the current game. Fed at fortyish is unlikely to take another GS. At most one more Wimbledon, and that looks iffy. And Nadal at almost 35 looks to be finally succumbing to the beating he's given his body for two decades. I'd peg him for one or two more GS titles. By April Fed will fall to #8 or so unless he has a miraculous resurgence.

by Anonymousreply 10802/21/2021

I make fun of Misery and his mother here, but I wish he'd get back in form. Despite his moping, I liked his game and off-court he seems like an excellent person.

by Anonymousreply 10902/21/2021

Form will only carry him so far with those hips and other creaking bones, lamentably.

by Anonymousreply 11002/21/2021

Misery is done. His body is too broken down now for him to win a big title. If he gets a good draw he could win a couple of rounds in some Challenger event in Scotland.

by Anonymousreply 11102/21/2021

Maybe Misery could self ID as a woman and demand to play on the WTA tour. He could challenge Osaka, Barty and Serena for Slams.

by Anonymousreply 11202/21/2021

I feel awful for Andy, but replacement joints are not meant to withstand the stress of athletic competition. And, if you destroy one replacement, they can't always give you another one.

by Anonymousreply 11302/21/2021

He needs to hang it up and just enjoy his life. Why risk permanent long term pain and degradation of life?

by Anonymousreply 11402/21/2021

Bizarre scenes at the final of Conception (Chile) challenger

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by Anonymousreply 11502/21/2021

Pella tested positive to Covid and is withdrawn from Córdoba Open

by Anonymousreply 11602/21/2021

I didn't realize Murray was so hot when he was younger. Unfortunately all the brits age like milk.

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by Anonymousreply 11702/21/2021

R117 = Kevin Spacey. Kevin, I think you are barking up the wrong tree here. Misery is a married breeder with a creepy mom who monitors his every move. Even during sex she is by his bed shouting encouragement and sending hand signals.

by Anonymousreply 11802/21/2021

Misery had (has?) a rockin' bod. Those legs, OMG.

I envy Kim S for getting to bang that.

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by Anonymousreply 11902/22/2021

Kim Sears and Kevin Spacey have the same initials but only one of them got banged by Misery.

by Anonymousreply 12002/22/2021

He actually looks well tanned at R117. I expected him to turn red as a lobster.

by Anonymousreply 12102/22/2021

The Djokovic Medvedev final attracted an audience of 1.17m which was the lowest rating night time men's final ever & the lowest men's final since 2003


by Anonymousreply 12202/22/2021


Andy Murray is set to make his return to the full ATP tour for the first time this year in Montpellier where he faces world number 83 Egor Gerasimov in the opening round of an ATP 250 event. He was asked to give his thoughts on the Australian Open. The Scot explained how far off he thinks the next generation of tennis stars are to the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Former British number one Andy Murray does not think the next generation of tennis players are "particularly close" to challenging the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for Grand Slam titles....

"I saw before the final Medvedev said something along the lines of Novak having immense pressure on him, which is true but those guys have been at the top of the game. They've been dealing with immense pressure their whole careers and they know how to deal with it and perform at their best level when it matters.

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by Anonymousreply 12302/22/2021

Don't forget Andy's big Scottish dick. Love him.

by Anonymousreply 12402/22/2021

I was thinking whatever happened to Lucas Pouille and I see he also plays tomorrow in Montpellier.

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by Anonymousreply 12602/22/2021

Gerasimov does well indoors so Murray could have trouble there

by Anonymousreply 12702/22/2021

R127 Gerasimov only won a game against Karatsev in Australia. Unless he improved a lot even this subpar Murray should win against him

R125 Pouille already lost against Bonzi

by Anonymousreply 12802/23/2021

R128 Gerasimov is an indoors specialist as he showed today. The match would have gone differently had it been outside

by Anonymousreply 12902/23/2021

Is he indoor specialist?

by Anonymousreply 13002/23/2021

Isn't Andy setting himself up for lifelong pain by continuing to compete on a replaced hip? Just in terms of quality of life.

by Anonymousreply 13102/23/2021

What do we think about Tennis Channel's Steve Weissman? Here's a new pic, he looks fit and has a big bulge. But I cannot stand his bro-voiced intros to Tennis Channel Live.

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by Anonymousreply 13202/23/2021

It's worth noting that under 850,000 people watched Wokey-san win her title, so ratings have tanked all over the place. It's hard to know if the schedule change, the uncompelling matches or a combination thereof caused it.

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by Anonymousreply 13302/23/2021

[quote] uncompelling matches

You must be referring to the men’s final.

by Anonymousreply 13402/23/2021

Who are Ben and Courtney? Courtney Cocks? What does she have to do with tennis?

by Anonymousreply 13502/23/2021

Ben and Courtney are sports journalists that cover tennis.

by Anonymousreply 13602/24/2021

R113, “Wokey-san”? Nice. You must be a pleasure to be around. Friends with the UCLA runner, no doubt

by Anonymousreply 13702/24/2021

Danielle Rose Collins upsets Barty in straight sets!

by Anonymousreply 13802/24/2021

Barty's pulled out of Qatar with a left leg injury.

by Anonymousreply 13902/24/2021

[quote] Danielle Rose Collins upsets Barty in straight sets!

So much winning!

by Anonymousreply 14002/24/2021

R133 People keep gushing to the big 3 but big 3 don't bring new fans anymore. Atp need new champions and better if they are charismatic.

I'm pretty sure people will love a big 3 member winning a GS if there wasn't just like what happen at every GS. It's totally predictable and boring.

But next gen are more worried about getting new followers on social media. To be honest i wouldn't be surprised if the generation between 96-00 never reign over the atp. If the big 3 keep winning they will probably be replaced by younger players

by Anonymousreply 14102/24/2021

Federer has reached exactly one GS final since he won the 2018 AO. He can't legitimately still be considered a factor. Thiem's been in four GS finals over the same interim. By 2022 it's likely that we'll see players who were born from '93-'01 dominate. We're already seeing Thiem, Medvedev and Tsitsipas in the top 5, with Rublev and Zverev not far behind. FAA, Shapo and Sinner's games should mature to the point that they're right up there with them by then. Meanwhile Djokovic and Nadal will be closer to 40 than 30, and even they aren't immune to creaking bones and failing synapses even if they're pumped full of PEDs.

by Anonymousreply 14202/24/2021

R142 I have serious doubts that people like Medvedev or Zverev will have lasting careers, their body types spell serious injury before reaching the 30.

With the exception of Felix, all the hyped players have an age where most great players already won their first GS.

Djokovic and Nadal are great but they are pretty far from their peak and this young players are still unable to challenge them at the best of five sets.

And Roger, well, we'll see if he is a factor or not. He is 39 and he is out of the field for more than a year, i doubt he'll be a factor for a while (with luck he'll be back on track by Wimbledon which will be probably his last chance to win a GS)

by Anonymousreply 14302/24/2021

I hope you're right about Medvedev and Zverev. I wouldn't lose any sleep over those two plus Djokovic being permanently out of the game.

by Anonymousreply 14402/24/2021

Stick a fork in Gramps Fed and serve him to Fat Granny Mirka with mushroom sauce. He's done. He's not winning any more Slams.

by Anonymousreply 14502/24/2021

Shapo practicing shirtless.

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by Anonymousreply 14602/25/2021

[quote] Rublev grabbing and squeezing Feliciano’s massive ass👀

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by Anonymousreply 147Last Friday at 7:20 PM

I could see Roger making a strong run at Wimbledon. It's his favorite Slam and best surface. He and the All England Club would love nothing better than for him to go out there in a blaze of glory.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Friday at 7:32 PM

Adelaide: Swiatek dominates Bencic to win her second singles title.

Singapore: Popryin upsets Cilic to reach the final. I think Cilic is done as a contender for big titles. He seems have hit a wall both game-wise and physically the last 2 years.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Saturday at 1:04 AM

R148, he would need a very good ("fixed") draw for that to happen. All the big servers capable of outserving him on a good day would need to be in the other side of the draw and Djoko would need to lose early. Djoko has a perfect 3-0 record against him in Wimbledon finals and Gramps could not close him out even with two match points on his own serve in the 2019 final.

I think Gramps Fed's says of winning 7 best of 5 matches in a row are over. If PEDal overtakes him with his 21st Slam win at RG, Gramps will become desperate to claw back into the lead and that will put immense pressure on him.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Saturday at 1:31 AM

R150 Not that much. Unlike Nadal or Djokovic who are not really real grass court players (without the slow down of the Wimbledon court the story would be very different) Federer is a real grass court player so he is way less vulnerable on the first rounds were the grass is not deteriorated and the court is way faster.

So no, he doesn't need a rigged draw to get deep in the draw if he is healthy and in good form.

His problem is that he seems to have problems keeping the focus on the match, so he plays great for a while and pretty bad after that, and that always means defeat if you face a very good player.

Nadal is having some problems closing tight matches now, something that didn't happened in the past (he used to win all his tight matches but not anymore). Keep focused is more and more difficult when you get older

by Anonymousreply 151Last Saturday at 1:45 AM

What is RodDick's "wife" Bronx up to these days? Does xhe still have an eating disorder? Is Pete Samprass still married to his bimbo hooker who was pretending to be an "actress"?

by Anonymousreply 152Last Saturday at 1:52 AM

Swiatek defeated Bencic in the final. Very easy run for her in this tournament

by Anonymousreply 153Last Saturday at 2:56 AM

swiatek' nose looks like penis

by Anonymousreply 154Last Saturday at 3:00 AM

Popyrin reminds me a bit of Rafa.

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by Anonymousreply 155Last Saturday at 8:20 AM

Is Popyrin white?

by Anonymousreply 156Last Saturday at 9:17 AM

next week's draws for all 4 tournaments are out. Men's Rotterdam and women's Doha are loaded

Singapore final is Popyrin vs. Bublik. Someone is going to win his first title

R156 he's Russian

by Anonymousreply 157Last Saturday at 11:31 AM

This is hilarious.

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by Anonymousreply 158Last Saturday at 11:41 AM

R158 Do you think Stan got fucked by all of them?

by Anonymousreply 159Last Saturday at 3:53 PM

[quote] Do you think Stan got fucked by all of them?

Why would Stan be the one being fucked?

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by Anonymousreply 161Last Saturday at 5:29 PM

Singapore: Popyrin def. Bublik 4-6 6-0 6-2 for his first title

Bublik continues to be a headcase despite being the older, more experienced player. Popyrin was definitely the more composed of the 2

funny-Bublik translates to bagel and he got one in this match

by Anonymousreply 162Last Saturday at 11:34 PM

a hug at the net between Pop and Bub

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Saturday at 11:52 PM

R157 He is australian and lived his childhood and trained in Spain (like De Miñaus with the difference that Alex is spanish too)

by Anonymousreply 164Last Sunday at 1:40 AM

Popyrin play style reminds me a bit of Lendl.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Sunday at 2:44 AM

Upon finding out about his reduction in appearance fee Nadal withdraws from Rotterdam. He did the same in Acapulco. Here he is with his best friend.

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by Anonymousreply 166Last Sunday at 4:18 AM

Celebrating in Rome. They're not gay, they're Italian.

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by Anonymousreply 167Last Sunday at 4:21 AM


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by Anonymousreply 168Last Sunday at 7:25 AM

Did any of you watch Safin regularly back in the day? Did your pussy get wet whenever he was on screen?

by Anonymousreply 169Last Sunday at 8:37 AM

R164 his parents are Russian and he's of Russian heritage. Yes he grew up in Australia and spent time in Spain. He now trains at the Mourataglou Academy in Paris

by Anonymousreply 170Last Sunday at 8:40 AM

I wish Shapo would wear better fitting shorts. He's always swimming in the ones he wears now.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Sunday at 8:52 AM

R171 = the ghost of Vitas Gerulaitis.

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by Anonymousreply 172Last Sunday at 8:55 AM

R170 The Mouratoglou Academy is in Biot. It's nowhere near Paris.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Sunday at 9:01 AM

Montpellier: Goffin def. RBA 5-7 6-4 6-2 for his 5th singles title

by Anonymousreply 174Last Sunday at 9:51 AM

Does Stan top Gramps Fed when they fuck? Gramps seems like a prissy bossy bottom.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Sunday at 10:37 AM

R175 look at 1:37

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by Anonymousreply 176Last Sunday at 10:40 AM

How Stan changed, anyway

by Anonymousreply 177Last Sunday at 10:45 AM

Gilles Simon is taking a mental break from the tour

by Anonymousreply 178Last Sunday at 6:11 PM

wow in his debut on the ATP, 19 year old #335 Juan Manuel Cerundolo def. Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 2-6 6-2 for his first title.

I don't think too many players have done that before

by Anonymousreply 179Last Sunday at 6:16 PM

My deplorable family loves Jodie Foster but they don't view her as a crazy lesbian liberal. They all view her as an actress they know that deserves respect. They don't see her as a crazy liberal even if she is

by Anonymousreply 180Last Sunday at 7:17 PM

R180, are they on Foster team?

by Anonymousreply 181Last Sunday at 7:18 PM

Wrong thread R180

by Anonymousreply 182Last Sunday at 7:19 PM

Nice to see our Elfin Belgian with the Montpellier title. He lost the first set to Robby Bats but really steadied the ship in sets 2 and 3.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Sunday at 11:34 PM

Juan Manuel Cerundolo wins Cordoba tournament defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final

by Anonymousreply 184Last Monday at 12:40 AM

Lajovic/Wawrinka v Khachanov/Rublev is pretty entertaining, if rather one-sided so far.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Monday at 12:49 AM

Cerundolo was supposed to be the less talented brother.

He lacks power and i don't think his game translates in good results outside of clay but he is a very clever player.

By the way, Felix just lost to Nishikori. I'm starting to think that Felix rising was too fast for his own good

by Anonymousreply 186Last Monday at 6:10 AM

In Doha, on the heels of her AO finalist appearance, Brady gets crushed by Kontaveit 1-6 2-6 lol

Ostapenko swatts Bertens 6-0 6-2

Azarenka eases by Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3

by Anonymousreply 187Last Monday at 8:56 AM

R187 Have you ever heard Kontaveit speak English? She sounds like she's fresh out of a very posh English boarding school.

by Anonymousreply 188Last Monday at 9:01 AM

Catching up on Rotterdam. I’ve decided there’s something kind of sexy about John Millman. I like that his body language is almost ladylike/dainty.

Um, can anyone explain Robin Haase’s knee sock look? No grown man looks good in knee socks. Really unfortunate. Nice to see Misery turn around his 3-setter with RH though. He’s beginning to show us how much he wants to compete - I’m happy to have him back.

by Anonymousreply 189Last Tuesday at 1:24 AM

How good is Misery's form? Does he have any hope of even returning to 50% of his "Not Big Three But Definitely Middle Tier" form from his Slam winning years?

by Anonymousreply 190Last Tuesday at 3:24 AM

waw has new beard?

by Anonymousreply 191Last Tuesday at 4:12 AM

R188 That's why we call her "Cuntaveit" behind her back.

by Anonymousreply 192Last Tuesday at 4:27 AM

In Rotterdam there’s a good eye candy match, at least for me, with Stan Wawrinka against Karen Hemsworth. The battle of the pockmarked skin vs. the flawless skin of K. Hemsworth.

by Anonymousreply 193Last Tuesday at 5:09 AM

Stan is amazing at times, but it is not enough. He is not consistent. He never was.

by Anonymousreply 194Last Tuesday at 5:13 AM

Apparently there's a (British) player called Ryan Peniston

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by Anonymousreply 195Last Tuesday at 5:35 AM

Facundo Diaz Acosta is cute. Gave Munar a match at least.

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by Anonymousreply 196Last Tuesday at 8:36 AM

I can’t decide between TennisTV and Tennis Channel +. Does anyone have +? Are they keeping the best matches for Tennis Channel.

I don’t want to get stuck with a year if it’s shit...

by Anonymousreply 197Last Tuesday at 8:54 AM

R189 Ugo Humbert used to be very fond of knee socks

by Anonymousreply 198Last Tuesday at 9:04 AM


Keys starts her season with a 6-4 6-1 win over Bencic

Billionaire heiress Pegula makes quick work of Q. Wang

Wednesday has a bunch of good matchups

by Anonymousreply 199Last Tuesday at 9:51 AM

Holger Rune is making his atp debut. He is defeating Albert Ramos 62 20 right now. Given than Ramos lost against Alcaraz last year he must hate teens right now

by Anonymousreply 200Last Tuesday at 10:15 AM

R200 and he just lost the Cordoba final against 19 year old Cerundolo who also made his main draw debut lol

by Anonymousreply 201Last Tuesday at 10:59 AM

Well, a medical timeout did wonders for Ramos, he won the second set so maybe he'll survive to another teenage debacle

by Anonymousreply 202Last Tuesday at 11:09 AM

Bouchard starts her year with a straight set loss to Sasnovich in Lyon

by Anonymousreply 203Last Tuesday at 11:30 AM

[quote] Bouchard starts her year with a straight set loss to Sasnovich in Lyon

In the final right?

by Anonymousreply 204Last Tuesday at 11:41 AM

That girl in Stan's box is GF. lol

by Anonymousreply 205Last Tuesday at 11:44 AM

[quote] Cerundolo was supposed to be the less talented brother. He lacks power and i don't think his game translates in good results outside of clay but he is a very clever player.

Is Cerundolo clay specialist?

by Anonymousreply 206Last Tuesday at 11:56 AM

Does anyone have any dirt about Milos Ranic or whatever his name is? A friend of mine is obsessed. I wanted to get her a signed photo as a surprise, but it is literally impossible to get in touch with him.

by Anonymousreply 207Last Tuesday at 12:23 PM

Pencil at R204, does Chrissy use you to dial the phone? Have you ever been used for pleasuring herself when she is horny and can't find a man?

by Anonymousreply 208Last Tuesday at 12:54 PM

R205 got a pic? Who is she ?

by Anonymousreply 209Last Tuesday at 1:12 PM

R209 Dunno. It was a very short clip like 2 seconds. A girl with very white skin

by Anonymousreply 210Last Tuesday at 1:15 PM

R186, FAA injured his knee in his match against Nishikori. At least present the facts in your ongoing "Felix too much, too soon" narrative.

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by Anonymousreply 211Last Tuesday at 1:40 PM

[quote]Does anyone have any dirt about Milos Ranic or whatever his name is? A friend of mine is obsessed. I wanted to get her a signed photo as a surprise, but it is literally impossible to get in touch with him.

email Tennis Canada

by Anonymousreply 212Last Tuesday at 2:43 PM

[quote] Does anyone have any dirt about Milos is literally impossible to get in touch with him.

You can find him in a dark corner of a pig sty in the Twilight Zone.

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by Anonymousreply 213Last Tuesday at 2:50 PM

Tennis Fans the World Over, please, come hither and sit down, as I have some difficult news to share with you all.

I think it best that I just say it quickly and let you work through your grief in your own way ....

... the Rogers Cup has a new moniker ....

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by Anonymousreply 214Last Tuesday at 2:58 PM

[quote] ... the Rogers Cup has a new moniker ....


National Cup by Rogers doesn’t have the same ring to it and doesn’t have the double entendre possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 215Last Tuesday at 3:03 PM

It shall be called "The National Bank Open presented by Rogers".

Geez-Louise! Can we not just get it back to "The Canadian Open"

by Anonymousreply 216Last Tuesday at 3:07 PM

Gaygor in full bloom.

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by Anonymousreply 217Last Tuesday at 4:45 PM

I agree, R216. What's wrong with just calling it the Canadian Open?

by Anonymousreply 218Last Tuesday at 9:07 PM

R217 be still my heart.

by Anonymousreply 219Yesterday at 3:15 AM

R217 he is gay?

by Anonymousreply 220Yesterday at 3:34 AM

R220 There have been rumours about him for years, though I suspect they're just cos he's good-looking and kissed a French player on court once. He's going out with some oligarch's daughter or something.

by Anonymousreply 221Yesterday at 3:45 AM

Medvedev just bounced out by handsome clean cut lajovic in straight sets!

damn, if chardy didn't look handsome yesterday in his match... he, krachanov, andujar, lajovic, berretinni and who else are the top 10 handsomest players on the tour..

by Anonymousreply 222Yesterday at 3:47 AM

I bet Grigor is a gentle, thoughtful lover.

by Anonymousreply 223Yesterday at 6:03 AM

He has a black heart!

by Anonymousreply 224Yesterday at 6:08 AM

Szarapova and serena , what a mix

by Anonymousreply 225Yesterday at 6:41 AM



by Anonymousreply 226Yesterday at 6:55 AM

R223 what you mean by that?

by Anonymousreply 227Yesterday at 7:40 AM

Medvedev put too much pressure on himself. He knew coming in this week that had he reached the final, he'd become #2 finally breaking up the big 3 lock on that spot. Hewitt was the last player outside the big 3 ranked #2 all the way back in 2005

by Anonymousreply 228Yesterday at 8:57 AM

this Muguruza Sabalenka match is quite good. Hope some of you are watching or catch highlights later

by Anonymousreply 229Yesterday at 9:02 AM

The newest variation in the ATP ranking system reaches new highs in convolution.

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by Anonymousreply 230Yesterday at 9:21 AM

R206 Yes, he is, in fact i have serious trouble to see how he is going to make his style work on faster surfaces

by Anonymousreply 231Yesterday at 9:25 AM

R230 It's starting to look ridiculous (specially because it seems designed to work in Federer's favour).

It's time to cut the crap and start to lose points because the ranking right now doesn't show the real level in quite some time

by Anonymousreply 232Yesterday at 9:27 AM

ha I see Bublik bounced Zverev out of Rotterdam

go bagel boy!

by Anonymousreply 233Yesterday at 9:28 AM

R211 That doesn't change anything because obviously i was not talking just about that match. Felix went from outside of top 100 to the top 20 in barely six months, after that his progression stopped and he showed serious mental blocks on big moments and sometimes a bad attitude on court (his match against Shapovalov on the US Open was atrocious and he seemed to not care at all).

What i said is that maybe a less explossive break into the top 20 would be better for him. And frankly i don't think he'll be as big as he was promoted when he appeared, he has the physical and the groundstrokes but he lacks a lot of things right now to be a great player, of course he'll improve, but the fact that he lowered his level in all his seven finals is not a good sgin

by Anonymousreply 234Yesterday at 9:32 AM

[quote] ha I see Bublik bounced Zverev out of Rotterdam

A. Zverev?

by Anonymousreply 235Yesterday at 9:46 AM

I'm looking forward to catching up on today's matches. The lineup had lots of eye candy.

The Tsitsipas / Gerasimov was fun to watch. Lots of booty-shaking and grunting (and great tennis)

by Anonymousreply 236Yesterday at 10:01 AM

Rotterdam highlights starting with Tsitsipas / Gerasimov

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by Anonymousreply 237Yesterday at 10:03 AM

The Tsitisi brothers also won their doubles match

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by Anonymousreply 238Yesterday at 10:07 AM

It’s doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 239Yesterday at 10:15 AM

Clijsters has been given a WC into Miami.

by Anonymousreply 240Yesterday at 10:28 AM

R234, time will tell. My only point was that if you're going to note a player's loss and the player was injured during the match, it's relevant to note that the player was injured.

by Anonymousreply 241Yesterday at 10:31 AM

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni recently had a BABY! She's almost 39, but still dreams of a comeback

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by Anonymousreply 242Yesterday at 10:36 AM

[quote] Serena Williams and daughter Olympia star in Stuart Weitzman ad

Interesting. I didn’t even know she had a daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 243Yesterday at 12:36 PM

That "joke" was looooooong ago played out, R243. Olympia is cute.

by Anonymousreply 244Yesterday at 1:23 PM

r244 Black celebs must not be criticized or made fun of.

by Anonymousreply 245Yesterday at 1:29 PM

That isn't it at all, R244. It just isn't funny. Literally. It's like wandering around still saying "whazzzzzup?!" or "where's the beef?"

by Anonymousreply 246Yesterday at 1:40 PM


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by Anonymousreply 247Yesterday at 2:39 PM

DL fave Garin starting 2021 off in a slump. He lost to the talented but journeyman Nagal today

Federer will return next week in Doha!

by Anonymousreply 248Yesterday at 3:41 PM

Is he journeyman?

by Anonymousreply 249Yesterday at 3:44 PM

Grigor is old and washed up now. He was beautiful in his early 20s. Borna has replaced him as the new DL fav.

by Anonymousreply 250Yesterday at 4:19 PM

r23 sweet, unselfish, passionate and tries hard to make you cum without tearing your hole up like worthless slut. Lots of kissing and caressing.

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by Anonymousreply 252a day ago

Is DL fave Cames Jourier a bottom?

by Anonymousreply 253a day ago

lmao Tennis Tv made this sarcastic lowlight reel of Medvedev's very odd behavior today in his loss. The racket breaking wasn't the weird part btw.

Some people in the comments were mad that they didn't just make highlights of Lajovic's good play instead

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by Anonymousreply 254a day ago

Sorry for the Daily Mail link but British player Marcus Willis has finally retired. You may remember him from Wimbledon 2016 when he reached the second round and pulled off the shot of the tournament against Federer.

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by Anonymousreply 255a day ago

Medvedev would make a good Raskolnikov.

by Anonymousreply 256a day ago

British "ace" Marcus Willis? Most tennis fans probably have never even heard of him. Is the Mail being cunty in its headline again?

by Anonymousreply 25718 hours ago

Willis never took tennis too seriously. In wimbledon 2016 qualification he eliminated Rublev and Medvedev in his run to the main draw

by Anonymousreply 25818 hours ago

R257 He was very, very briefly front page news in the UK. We do love our underdogs.

by Anonymousreply 25918 hours ago

did you know that in federers car they found cocaine?

by Anonymousreply 26013 hours ago

R260 that would only make me like him more

by Anonymousreply 26112 hours ago

It was baking powder! Mirka loves to bake!

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by Anonymousreply 26212 hours ago

Gramps isn't aging well.

by Anonymousreply 26312 hours ago

R263 He is aging well, he never was goodlooking to start with.

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