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The Gays and Tennis Part 71 - Miami and Beyond

The other thread has been paywalled. Long live the new thread!

[quote] So men's SF are RBA vs. Sinner and Rublev vs. Hurkacz

Sunshine single.

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by Anonymousreply 2348 hours ago

Baptist team or Sinner team?

Rublev team or Hurkacz team?

by Anonymousreply 104/01/2021

Who took the vax so far?

by Anonymousreply 204/01/2021

Thanks, DL. I wasn't familiar with him, but Jack Sock and his butt are mesmerizing.

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by Anonymousreply 304/01/2021

[quote] Who took the vax so far?

Not Novax.

by Anonymousreply 404/01/2021

I like Rublev and I find his grunt to be cute. It's not grating like Nadal's extended vocalizations

by Anonymousreply 504/01/2021

Is Jack Sock or his agent a DLer?

by Anonymousreply 604/01/2021

Andreescu is kind of a drama queen on court a la Jankovic. Very dramatic when she misses a shots

by Anonymousreply 704/01/2021

[quote] Is Jack Sock or his agent a DLer?

OP here. Aside from his ass I am not a Sock fan at all. He was on my mind because on Instagram he’s been promoting some paid partnership with some video game company or something. I didn’t bother to click on the link to see what it was about. He’s also back on Twitter after saying his account was hacked several years back.

by Anonymousreply 804/01/2021

Aw shit is Sakkari going to take out Bibi? I hope not - Bibi is really growing on me.

by Anonymousreply 904/01/2021

I love Bianca's game.

by Anonymousreply 1004/01/2021

Andreescu really is one of a kind. Out of the game for more than a year and makes it to a PM final at her second tournament back. This is arguably even more impressive than when she won Toronto and US Open back to back after a four-month hiatus.

by Anonymousreply 1104/01/2021

She has the game but more importantly at this level, a winner's mentality. So many players choke at important points.

by Anonymousreply 1204/01/2021

I was rooting for Maria

by Anonymousreply 1304/01/2021

Barty vs. Andreescu should be fun

by Anonymousreply 1404/01/2021

Andreescu will win, announce next week that she is injured again and not play for another 15 months. There is something very suspicious about the pattern and frequency of her injuries.

by Anonymousreply 1504/01/2021

I want to be spitroasted by RBA and PCB.

by Anonymousreply 1604/02/2021

R16= Roberto Carballes Baena

by Anonymousreply 1704/02/2021

Rublev Team

Sinner Team

Momma Andreescu Team

by Anonymousreply 1804/02/2021

[quote]Who took the vax so far?

I've only read about Simona Halep getting vaccinated so far

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by Anonymousreply 1904/02/2021

R7 But she is very nice at the net, she was very kind to Sorribes, she said to her that she is an amazing player and has a game difficult to read. I'm pretty sure for a journeywoman like Sara was nice to be praised by a GS champion.

Bianca has a really good game and she has the fighting spirit. If she keeps herself healthy there will be more GS in her future

by Anonymousreply 2004/02/2021

Team RBA.

Even though I think Rublev will probably win...

by Anonymousreply 2104/02/2021

Is there anything remarkable about Jack Sock besides that amazingly juicy 🍑

by Anonymousreply 2204/02/2021

Team RBA and Team Andreescu also. I think it is the first time where I like all of them.

by Anonymousreply 2304/02/2021

[quote] Is there anything remarkable about Jack Sock besides that amazingly juicy 🍑


by Anonymousreply 2404/02/2021

Very few people know that Jack Sock is 2nd cousin of Matt Damon's wife.

by Anonymousreply 2504/02/2021

Is she journeywoman?

by Anonymousreply 2604/02/2021

Have they explained why they are not using the big central court?

by Anonymousreply 2704/02/2021

[quote] Have they explained why they are not using the big central court?

I’m the only court who matters.

by Anonymousreply 2804/02/2021

Margaret, are you the butch or the fem in your lez relationship with Wendy Turnbull?

by Anonymousreply 2904/02/2021

RBA, all the way!

by Anonymousreply 3004/02/2021


If Rublev wins it'll be the battle of the ginges!

by Anonymousreply 3104/02/2021

Is Becker still bankrupt and banging women in restaurant closets?

by Anonymousreply 3204/02/2021

I googled what's the latest on Becker and he's facing trial for concealing assets when he filed for bankruptcy. There was a court hearing in London two weeks ago. He's accused of concealing ownership of shares, property ownership, sporting trophies and cash in undeclared bank accounts. His trial is due to take place in September next year.

by Anonymousreply 3304/02/2021

yes but

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by Anonymousreply 3404/02/2021

ja, aber

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by Anonymousreply 3504/02/2021

he was HAF

by Anonymousreply 3604/02/2021

Thiem has withdrawn from Monte Carlo saying he's not ready yet. His agent told the press it's been hard for him being in the tennis bubble

Isner and injured Coric also withdraw

by Anonymousreply 3704/02/2021

Tsitsipas and Daddy busted in Miami...

Becker has always reminded me of the Abominable Snowman.

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by Anonymousreply 3804/02/2021

Titsy can help Domi with busting that bubble.

by Anonymousreply 3904/02/2021

spoiled and pampered

again they are LUCKY they get to do their jobs even if conditions aren't ideal

they really need a dose of reality

by Anonymousreply 4004/02/2021

Titsy needs a shrink.

by Anonymousreply 4104/02/2021

R15 What are you suggesting?

by Anonymousreply 4204/02/2021

is ANY top player male or female quote "normal"?.....

by Anonymousreply 4304/02/2021

Hurkacz has big dick energy

by Anonymousreply 4404/02/2021

R43, I think that's like asking whether any top chess player is "normal." It's just not that kind of sport.

by Anonymousreply 4504/02/2021

I wonder who it is that is telling Gramps not to retire

by Anonymousreply 4604/02/2021

Well, Hurkacz vs. Sinner tomorrow. No one saw this one coming.

by Anonymousreply 4704/02/2021

Really stupid match from Rublev. He kept hitting to Hurkacz backhand, which is exactly what Hurkacz wants! Hurkacz was winning the backhand to backhand rallies and then would often drive it down the line when he knew Rublev was out of position. Not sure why Rublev kept trying to break down that side when it's the Hurkacz forehand that is weaker and can fall apart.

at least we'll get a new Masters winner.

Medvedev, Zverev and Tsitsipas all must be kicking themselves for missing this opportunity. Especially Tsitsipas as he has the WTF but not a Masters.

by Anonymousreply 4804/02/2021

It'll be great to see two humble guys who are all about the tennis in the finals. No prima donnas preening and strutting, no scarecrows scowling and smirking, berating the umpire and the spectators--how long has it been since we've seen that in an ATP 1000 final?

by Anonymousreply 4904/02/2021

R49, you may be in the minority, though. "Two humble guys" might = no story line = lower ratings.

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by Anonymousreply 5104/02/2021

The humor on DL tennis threads is so corny and/or obscure.

by Anonymousreply 5204/02/2021

What were you expecting to find, R52?

by Anonymousreply 5304/02/2021

Hurcacz is a great mover for a big guy and played an incredibly clean match. So solid off both sides. And that big serve that bailed him out. He played amazingly clean 'basher' tennis. And he's solid at net. Impressive.

Still, Sinner Team.

by Anonymousreply 5404/03/2021

R48.. well today's players are nothing if not pathologically stubborn... besides, how many players even the top players have a plan b much less a plan c if their normal game is not working that day?....

how many times do you hear a player before going on court in a pre-match interview say "i'm just going to play my game".. the interviewer never follows up with "but what if that isn't working then what?"

by Anonymousreply 5504/03/2021

Pre-match interviews are pointless. What else do you expect them to say? "I'm invincible and cannot lose"? "My opponent is better at tennis than me. I'm a bit shit tbh"?

by Anonymousreply 5604/03/2021

[quote] how many times do you hear a player before going on court in a pre-match interview say "i'm just going to play my game".. the interviewer never follows up with "but what if that isn't working then what?"

That's because the interviewers are just as shit as the players. They are hacks like Pat McEnroe who might as well say "I'm just going to ask my prepared questions". They don't have a plan B for their questions either.

by Anonymousreply 5704/03/2021

R56.. perhaps no details on their game plan but more than "i'll play my game"! and as it turns out? 99.9% of them play their game because they DON"T KNOW HOW to do anything different... when players like barty and andreescu are praised to the heavens because they have "variety" then something is amiss in the game , because the vast majority play the same way, match after match, loss after loss... (i.e. maria sharapova who never did ANYTHING, i repeat ANYTHING that i know of to tinker with her game to beat serena for example! she might still lose to serena, but at least try something different, which she never did!)...

look at chris evert, losing to martina 13 times in a row, what did she do? she changed rackets from wood to graphite ( a huge undertaking!), started lifting weights, doing all kinds of different drills for speed on the court, started running miles and miles to build up endurance, changed her forehand stroke to make it more offensive as well as using more topspin to keep martina pinned to the baseline on her "weaker" backhand side, starting coming into the net more herself, added spin and a kick to her serves along with more power, developed a awesome topspin lob, and so on and so on...

she didn't like 99.9% of the players today keep hitting her head against a wall and think "gee, why can't i beat so and so with my game as it is?"!....i blame the player, their coaches as well... okay, sorry for the rambling..

by Anonymousreply 5804/03/2021

R57.. lol! good one! so so true!

have you seen and heard nepotism pratash amritraj yet on tennis channel? smarmy AND stupid!....

by Anonymousreply 5904/03/2021

Team Sinner and I am completely happy with either Barty or Bianca (but my love for Bianca's mother is strong)

by Anonymousreply 6004/03/2021

I really want Hurkacz to win as I've liked him for a long time and am very happy to see him finally have some success but think Sinner will take it as he's been on fire in Miami.

by Anonymousreply 6104/03/2021

Dinner team or Hurkacz team?

by Anonymousreply 6204/03/2021

Sinner team or Hurkacz team?

by Anonymousreply 6304/03/2021

WhoreCash Team!

by Anonymousreply 6404/03/2021

Gael Monfils is engaged to Elina Svitolina

by Anonymousreply 6504/03/2021

Didn't they break up recently?

by Anonymousreply 6604/03/2021

Andreescu injured again?

by Anonymousreply 6704/03/2021
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by Anonymousreply 6904/03/2021

damn, Boris Becker faces 7 years in jail if convicted!

by Anonymousreply 7004/03/2021

yeah, maybe she gave him an ultimatum and he took some time to think about it.

by Anonymousreply 7104/03/2021

Barty played well. Andreescu fell in the second set and hurt her foot

the first set she seemed OK but maybe not serving as hard. Her shoulder had some tape

by Anonymousreply 7204/03/2021

Barty had TMG today. No way she was going to lose regardless.

by Anonymousreply 7304/03/2021

Bianca played WAY too much tennis.

Girl needs to find a way to win in two sets, not three!

Congrats to Elina and Monfils.

by Anonymousreply 7404/03/2021

R68, that’s a nice ring. They said that they were breaking up because they both wanted to focus on their tennis, but I guess they missed each other. Awwww . . .

by Anonymousreply 7504/03/2021


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Frau, most likely she fucked that kyrgios at AO

by Anonymousreply 7704/03/2021

I like Svitolina a lot and I think she's pretty. Good for Gael (who has a pretty rocken bod and seems like a nice guy).

by Anonymousreply 7804/03/2021
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by Anonymousreply 7904/03/2021

Bianca is probably too fat to play tennis.

by Anonymousreply 8004/03/2021

I was so looking forward to Barty/Andreescu, and I feel sad for Bianca. Hope those two are able to meet many times again.

by Anonymousreply 8104/03/2021

since it's time for Charleston again, I must post the most epic WTA match of bitchery

2004 Conchita Martinez def. Patty Schnyder 6-4 6-3

Schnyder even playing mind games when it was time to shake hands lol

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by Anonymousreply 8204/03/2021

They’re getting married in July? Is Elina knocked up??

by Anonymousreply 8304/03/2021

Hopefully Bianca is healthy enough to play on the clay. She hasnt really gotten to showcase herself on that surface much. Her constant injuries are a concern and I think its cause she plays so many long matches despite being fit. That will wear you down.

by Anonymousreply 8404/03/2021

Draws for next week are out

Charleston-headed by Barty and Kenin also featuring Kvitova, Bertens, Bencic, Muguruza, Mertens, Keys, Stephens, Anisimova and Gauff

Bogota-with Zheng and Sorribes Tormo as top 2 seeds. Bonus! DL dream come true! Sorribes Tormo has drawn her grunt inspiration Errani in the first round! I hope their match is televised. The talented young Danish teen Tauson is also there as the 4th seed

Sardinia-headed by Evans and Fritz also featuring Sonego, Basilashvili, Struff, Millman, Pella, Paul, Simon and Musetti

Marbella-headed by PCB and Fognini also featuring Ruud, Ramos-Vinolas, Davidovich Fokina, Lopez, Kwon, Delbonis and talented teens Alcaraz and Rune

by Anonymousreply 8504/03/2021

At the 2019 Miami Open, Kerber called Bianca Andreescu “the biggest drama queen ever”.

Kerber wasn’t wrong. Barty was dominant today. She was clearly going to win the match before Bianca’s fall and yet somehow the day is all about Andreescu’s injury.

Congrats to Barty. Well done.

by Anonymousreply 8604/04/2021

Is Barty the dullest, most boring and least deserving number one ever? She could come out as Margaret Court's secret lez lover and still somehow manage to make it boring. Why doesn't she just go back to golf or cricket or whatever sport it was that she played for a while before her return to tennis followed by a very suspicious improvement in form that vaulted her to the top.

by Anonymousreply 8704/04/2021

R80 She is not fat at all, she used to be a little chubby but not anymore, right now she is fit

R87 I don't agree, she is a very down to earth girl, and probably tennis is not her first priority either (which explains some of her loses) but she is very talented and her game has a lot of variety.

Right now she is the one who made more aces this year, and that for a pretty short girl.

I hear a lot of people complainning about the players personalities, it seems Sinner is boring as hell. All of a sudden being focused in your job is a bad thing. One Kyrgios or Bublik gives colour to the circuit but you need people who take seriously their job.

And frankly, the big three are not exactly very interesting. Nole, maybe, but the other too are business men who never open their mouth if they thing it's a controversial matter because it's bad for business

by Anonymousreply 8804/04/2021

Well, Sinner is showing that he is still a little green. Served for the first set, lose the set, lose the tie break and lose his first serve in the second

by Anonymousreply 8904/04/2021

Ugh, I was really high on Sinner, but this performance is troubling. He seems to have just lost it mentally after going up a break to serve out the first set.

by Anonymousreply 9004/04/2021

Now Hurkacz doesn’t want to win this match.

by Anonymousreply 9104/04/2021

Good on Hukacz to win that match but the boy was tight, tight, tight. Both actually were.

by Anonymousreply 9204/04/2021

Agree, R92, both were tight but Sinner just bled unforced errors at the wrong times. I'd heard so much about Sinner's mental toughness and his drive to win, but this was not an impressive performance. I still have hopes for his future, but I hope this bad loss doesn't hurt his progress.

by Anonymousreply 9304/04/2021

Sinner impressed on his way to the final especially surviving against RBA. Today he was very nervous and didn't handle the wind well. He's only 19

Hurkacz' forehand is still quite attackable but he deserves his win. He beat some great players this week.

by Anonymousreply 9404/04/2021

Hurckacz has been one of my favorite players for a couple of years now. Someone in the last thread said HH is the only one without a chance of taking the championship. Never count him out.

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by Anonymousreply 9604/04/2021

'Hubie' seems like a genuinely nice guy. Always nice to see them come through.

by Anonymousreply 9704/04/2021

Has Hurkacz ever talked about his government because Swiatek avoided to say anything.

Right now hungarians and polish really have a problem because given an oppinion that will be normal in other european countries could lead to a big backlash on theirs (and i'm not talking about social media backlash)

by Anonymousreply 9804/04/2021

I am happy Hubert won. He is cute.

by Anonymousreply 9904/04/2021

R98 only the political opinions of American players are investigated.

by Anonymousreply 10004/04/2021

R100 Not at all, in fact americans give political opinions all the time

by Anonymousreply 10104/04/2021

I do think it's important to know where these people stand politically before deciding whether to support them

It's easier in the US to be outspoken though. Is there freedom of speech in Poland?

by Anonymousreply 10204/04/2021

R102 Of course not, but there's a reason i said it. Swiatek was questioned about it and she said she was not ready to give an opinion. She is a smart girl.

And Poland is a country right now where an historian can get in trouble only because he/she studied the collaborations with nazis on the polish population during the invassion of the country

by Anonymousreply 10304/04/2021

Less and less, r102.

by Anonymousreply 10404/04/2021

R102 You may as well not watch tennis because most of these people are conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 10504/04/2021

R105 But there are conservatives and conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 10604/04/2021

Hurcacz was solid, solid, solid. He moves and defends amazingly well for a big guy. Totally deserved the win. Sinner will be a force I hope and expect.

by Anonymousreply 10704/04/2021

[quote]ou may as well not watch tennis because most of these people are conservatives.

...and poorly educated, hence conservative...

by Anonymousreply 10804/04/2021

[quote] Gael Monfils is engaged to Elina Svitolina


by Anonymousreply 10904/04/2021

did he have a face lift? anyone watch the video? his mouth is kinda lopsided

by Anonymousreply 11004/04/2021

You must be fun at weddings, R109.

by Anonymousreply 11104/04/2021

Who, R110? What video?

by Anonymousreply 11204/04/2021

and Nadal's back is magically better! He's all ready to go for Monte Carlo

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by Anonymousreply 11304/05/2021

Nadal is doing everything he can to ensure he gets #21 at Roland Garros this year, and I think he's going to get it.

by Anonymousreply 11404/05/2021

I adore Rafa.

by Anonymousreply 11504/05/2021

Spaniard boy Nadal ain't get nothin' hussies. I say it's Nole's Open, Novax be damned!

by Anonymousreply 116Last Tuesday at 2:12 AM

Spaniard boy Nadal ain't get nothin' hussies. I say it's Nole's Open, Novax be damned!

by Anonymousreply 117Last Tuesday at 2:12 AM

PEDal is going to keep winning Roland Garros until 2035 despite his mysterious back and knee injuries that somehow magically heal just when the clay season is about to start.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 2:25 AM

Don't miss this, gurls. Some lovely shots from Miami of DL faves Lil Diego, Titsy, FAA, Shapo, etc.

And Tommy Paul, who needs to sit on my face STAT.

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by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 2:52 AM

i can't wait until nadal hits 40, 45, 50 years old and MIRACULOUSLY is outlasting guys young enough to be his sons (and soon after that his grandsons), on slow red clay, 3 out of 5 sets, 7 matches in 2 weeks time!....

AND NO ONE QUESTIONS any of this even now??...

is the ATP doing random drug testing now/still? do they test for PED or EPO?....

by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 5:24 AM

It's Feli Vs Alcaraz in the Round of 16 in Marbella . That's going to be some real Hot Daddy action on court. I may need to retire to my fainting couch for this match.

by Anonymousreply 121Last Tuesday at 5:40 AM

gee. probably not testing in the covid times.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 6:42 AM

Nadal does often get injuries that always heal before the clay season starts. Obviously he does everything he can to be ready but it seems fishy. Or these injuries arent that bad at all but he knows he can only play really well on the clay now.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 8:23 AM

Roland Garros might be delayed again due to coronavirus surge in France, per BBC.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Tuesday at 9:14 AM

It will be interesting to hear what the pundits have to say if Nadal hits #21 at Roland Garros this year. I still think Federer's overall resume is better than Nadal's in key aspects. Federer has many more weeks at #1 and has at least 5 apiece at three out of the four Slams. Federer has also won the Year End Championships six times. Nadal is below Jimmy Conners in weeks at #1. Nadal's Slam resume is heavily weighted at RG (13 of his 20 Slams were won there), and he only has two Wimbledon wins and one Australian. Nadal has never won the YEC and has only made the finals there twice, losing to Federer and Djokovic.

Nadal does have more Masters 1000 titles than Federer (36 to 28), but 26 of the 36 were on clay, so 10 on hard court. Federer only won 5 on clay. Nadal does have the advantage in the head-to-head match-up 24-16. Since 2015, Federer has won 7 of their last 8 (really 6 of last 7, though because one was a walkover).

But Masters 1000 titles don't play as large a role in the GOAT debate, although personally I don't put much stock in that debate. First, I think GOTE (Greatest of Their Era) makes more sense than GOAT (Greatest of All Time). But even then, Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are all pretty close to equal.

I think if Djokovic can tie or get the most Slams, he'd be considered GOAT by the pundits, especially if he can add another RG title and US Open title. Time will tell.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Tuesday at 9:46 AM

Fuck. I can't deal with this no mo!

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by Anonymousreply 126Last Tuesday at 2:10 PM

[quote] but he knows he can only play really well on the clay now.

Is he clay specialist?

by Anonymousreply 127Last Tuesday at 3:56 PM

Charleston early round winners today:

Gauff def. Pironkova 6-3 6-0

Jabeur def. Trevisan 6-2 6-2

Stephens def. X. Wang 6-2 6-4

Sevastova def. Potopova 6-3 6-3

Rogers def. Mladenovic 6-4 6-3

Fernandez def. Zhang 6-3 6-1

Kvitova def. Sanders 7-6(4) 6-2

Muguruza def. Frech 6-1 6-3


biggest result Errani upsets #2 seed Sorribes Tormo 7-5 7-5

by Anonymousreply 128Last Tuesday at 6:57 PM

haha the grunts in action

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by Anonymousreply 129Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

On court against PCB in Marbella,yet another player from the Spanish Conveyor Belt Of Hotties: Mario Viella Martinez. He's now a few ponds meatier than here, and sporting a buzzcut.

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by Anonymousreply 130Last Wednesday at 8:28 AM

Musetti and Rune got wc for Monte Carlo

by Anonymousreply 131Last Wednesday at 11:47 AM

Oh I hope Musetti draws Nadal in the first round. Love Musetti's game and sick of Nadal getting easy early rounds

by Anonymousreply 132Last Wednesday at 11:53 AM

R132 Musetti is not even close of being a threat to Nadal, and generally Rafa crushes rivals with a one hand backhand.

In a year or two it'll be a different story

by Anonymousreply 133Last Wednesday at 12:07 PM

Bianca looks AMAZING!

Suck it hard, haters.

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by Anonymousreply 134Last Wednesday at 12:08 PM

They got wild card.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Wednesday at 12:23 PM

I luvs me sum Musetti.

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by Anonymousreply 136Last Wednesday at 1:14 PM

R115 Ditto, I love Rafa.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Wednesday at 2:56 PM

Charleston results today:

Rogers upsets Anisimova 1-6 7-5 6-4 Anisimova served for the match at 5-4

Stephens upsets defending champ Keys 6-4 6-4

Barty def. Doi 6-2 6-1

Cornet upsets Mertens 7-5 6-3

Gauff def. Samsonova 4-6 6-1 6-4

Davis upsets Kenin 4-6 6-3 6-4Badosa upsets Bencic 6-2 6(2)-7 6-1

by Anonymousreply 138Last Wednesday at 10:36 PM

[quote]Fuck. I can't deal with this no mo!

Well, it's been postponed by 1 week. Which means the grass season will start during the second week of the French Open

In other news, uncle Toni Nadal will join Félix Auger-Aliassime's team for the clay-court season

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by Anonymousreply 139Last Thursday at 4:54 AM

I think it's a good idea. Felix needs changes on his team and tío Toni should try to prove that he can be a good trainer without his nephew.

And italians should stop praising Sinner, so many comparissions with Djokovic are getting ridiculous and they are not doing any favours to Jannik

by Anonymousreply 140Last Thursday at 7:03 AM

Also, I adore Felix.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Thursday at 8:29 AM

I wonder how the dynamics will play out should Felix play Rafa.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Thursday at 8:30 AM

Toni Nadal said "If Felix gets to face Rafa, I won't be in any of the boxes. I'm still the director of his academy, I'm still his uncle and I still work for him"

by Anonymousreply 143Last Thursday at 8:48 AM

Novak Djokovic's father, Srdjan, launches shocking tirade at tennis rival Roger Federer saying the Swiss ace is 'not such a good man' and claims that he 'attacked' his son when he was just 18

Novak Djokovic's dad has reportedly made an astonishing claim that tennis legend Roger Federer 'attacked' his son when he was 18 years old.

The world number one and Federer have long been involved in an epic on-court rivalry, facing each other 50 times since their first head-to-head meeting back in 2006.

Following his Australian Open victory in February, Djokovic sits on 18 Grand Slam titles - just two behind Federer and another of his rivals, Rafael Nadal.

He told K1 as per The Sun: 'About 15 years ago Federer attacked my son when he was still young, he was 18 or 19 years old.

'I knew someone would be there who would be better than him. So I said that [Federer] was a great champion, the best at the time.

'But as much as he is a great champion, Federer is not such a good man.'

Djokovic leads the on-court head-to-head battle with Federer, winning 27 matches against the Swiss ace, who has won 23.

The Serbian leads 13-6 in all finals and 11-6 in Grand Slam matches alone.

Srdjan also told the Serbian TV channel that his son is a 'great champion the world will never see again'.

He added: 'It is obvious that foreign media outlets do not have the best opinion of us and think that we are constantly bothering them.

'To tell you the truth, I do not want to be part of your twisted world. I'm sorry you don't like Novak. I just tell you the truth. What should I do?

'They defame him so much and say so many disgusting things about him that it is unbelievable.

'My answers are much clearer compared to how they treat this great champion, that they won't have again in this world.'

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by Anonymousreply 144Last Thursday at 9:37 AM

lol right wing psycho they would be deplorables if they were American

Federer may have verbally gone at Djokovic during a match. He never attacked them that's an absurd claim

by Anonymousreply 145Last Thursday at 9:55 AM

[quote]Srdjan also told the Serbian TV channel that his son is a 'great champion the world will never see again'.

Thanks, I'm good with that.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Thursday at 10:07 AM

R144 Nole daddy is ridiculous and his obsession with Federer is pathetic.

The worst part is that he doesn't care for his son enough to shut his mouth

by Anonymousreply 147Last Thursday at 10:20 AM

It seems mental illness is often hereditary.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Thursday at 10:39 AM

Talented teens Musetti and Alcaraz both won their matches today, defeating Dan Evans & Feli Lopez respectively

by Anonymousreply 149Last Thursday at 10:39 AM

Dan Evans is injured.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Thursday at 10:50 AM

I hope this crop of promising younger players like Sinner and Musetti actually start winning. I was really disappointed in Sinner in the Miami final. He didn't play very well. I had high hopes for him after last fall's French Open. Nadal beat him handily, but I still felt like Sinner kept trying. Even Djokovic rolled over like a bitch for Nadal at that tournament and just gave up.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Thursday at 10:52 AM

Musetti had some harsh words for Evans at the end of the match

R151 Sinner seems at the verge of breaking as a top player, but sometimes that's not that easy (as Felix can say).

Musetti and Alcaraz are too new in the circuit to expect big things from them just now.

And i really lilke Dominick Stricker, maybe he is simply starting but has a lot of potential

by Anonymousreply 152Last Thursday at 10:57 AM

[quote] Musetti had some harsh words for Evans at the end of the match

What happened?

by Anonymousreply 153Last Thursday at 11:30 AM

R153 Well, nothing new, Evans protested some points, celebrated unforced errors, things like that.

But Musetti is not Sinner or Alcaraz, he doesn't hesitate to say what he is thinking

by Anonymousreply 154Last Thursday at 11:39 AM

Thanks, R154.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Thursday at 11:42 AM

Evans reminds me of a giant earwig on the court, unpleasant in all aspects.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Thursday at 11:44 AM

kvitova loses to a nobody....

muguruza loses after getting injured and has to default after leading and winning easily....

kenin loses to davis who just lost to coco in straights...

by Anonymousreply 157Last Thursday at 11:52 AM

...and in Bogotá only one top-100 player reached the quarterfinals (#93 Zidansek)

by Anonymousreply 158Last Thursday at 11:56 AM

have we discussed the Gatto Monticone-Sharma debacle in Bogotà?

The umpire forgot the scoreline. Instead of 0-40 he decided it was 30-15.

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by Anonymousreply 159Last Thursday at 11:58 AM

And the worst part is they ended blaming her for not being focused on the score.

Some people have no shame

by Anonymousreply 160Last Thursday at 12:40 PM

It isn't hard to see where Novaxx gets his victim complex from

by Anonymousreply 161Last Thursday at 12:47 PM

3 matches in a row for Stephens now . 6-3 6-4 over Tomljanovic

by Anonymousreply 162Last Thursday at 2:11 PM

So are they not showing Sardegna on TC?

Every time I turn it on it's fish in Charleston.

by Anonymousreply 163Last Thursday at 2:15 PM

My name is Turnbull, emphasis on the “bull”.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Thursday at 9:02 PM

R164, the same TurnBULL who is always naked in bed with Court, whispering sweet psalms from the Bible in each other's ears?

by Anonymousreply 165Last Thursday at 9:41 PM

I do not think TC is showing Sardegna or Marbella. Just the Charleston tournament all the time.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Friday at 6:12 AM


by Anonymousreply 167Last Friday at 6:19 AM

Lovely Matteo has a blond brother.

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by Anonymousreply 168Last Friday at 8:26 AM

Thanks R168, the lovely gene certainly runs in the family in brown or blond.

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by Anonymousreply 169Last Friday at 8:58 AM

I think that's Jacopo, number 528 of the world

by Anonymousreply 170Last Friday at 9:23 AM

Nole's draw at Monte Carlo was made by his worst enemy

by Anonymousreply 171Last Friday at 9:44 AM

According to his father that's pretty much everyone in the Western world.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Friday at 10:16 AM

ATP semifinals


Carreno vs Ramos





by Anonymousreply 173Last Friday at 1:45 PM

Djere beat Musetti in 3 I think. I would have loved to see that match.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Friday at 1:48 PM

$14.99 a month, R174, including replays...

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by Anonymousreply 175Last Friday at 1:59 PM

^ wow, thx

by Anonymousreply 176Last Friday at 2:01 PM

The Monte Carlo draw is quite interesting

I hope Sinner defeats Ramos-Vinolas because then he'd get Djokovic and Sinner isn't the guy you want to start your clay campaign with

Evans vs. Lajovic battle of shotmakers with the winner getting Miami champ Hurkacz

A. Zverev could have trouble as he'll open against Fucsovics or Sonego

Musetti vs. Karatsev is quite unlucky for both and the winner gets Tsitsipas

Garin vs. FAA is another brutal first rounder

The Berrettini-Monfils-de Minaur-Davidovich Fokina section is the most unpredictable

Nadal has not surprisingly an easy opener but I'll be interested to see if he and Rublev do end up meeting in the QF

It was bound to happen! Ruud vs. Rune lol

take a look at this oddball cranky section-Medvedev-Fognini-Paire-Basilashvili

I'm surprised the qualies draw isn't stronger. A few good clay courters there but mostly scrubs. LMFAO @ M. Zverev and Tomic getting WCs! They both suck on clay and haven't shown any kind of form justifying the gift

by Anonymousreply 177Last Friday at 2:17 PM

[quote]take a look at this oddball cranky section-Medvedev-Fognini-Paire - -Basilashvili


great description

by Anonymousreply 178Last Friday at 2:19 PM

wow Charleston had such a great field and now the final 4 are Badosa vs. Kudermetova and Jabeur vs. Kovinic. None of them have ever won a title

Jabeur is the favorite now but who knows what's going to happen

by Anonymousreply 179Last Friday at 11:40 PM

WTF? Sloaney lost again?

by Anonymousreply 180Last Friday at 11:42 PM

Barty should be stripped of her top ranking. She is an embarrassment and undeserving of the top spot. Right now Naomi or Serena are far more deserving of the top two spots. Borety should be no higher than maybe number 13.

by Anonymousreply 181Last Friday at 11:48 PM

R180 Kudermetova played well but Sloane wasn't using the best tactics. She didn't take advantage when Kudermetova went far behind the baseline. Sloane can volley so I'm not sure why she didn't try to come in with some putaways.

R181 I agree Barty isn't that impressive but I think today she was tired from her run in Miami. Badosa was solid but nothing spectacular.

Both Barty and Stephens had chances to get back on serve numerous times in both sets but just didn't have it.

by Anonymousreply 182Last Saturday at 1:00 AM

Carlos Alcaraz became the first 17 y o reaching a semifinal on an atp tournament since Sascha Zverev in 2014

And i disagree about Barty, she is the player with more variety on the circuit, she has a lot of tricks, her forehand is great and she has an amazing serve for such short player. The problem is she is not ambitious at all, she likes to play and it's perfectly happy winning or losing, she lacks killer instinct.

Badosa is pretty good, for some reason she never reached her potential

by Anonymousreply 183Last Saturday at 1:43 AM

I also think Barty is very talented. Her slice BH is a great shot, hard and low, and she has a wonderful net game and serve. And she's a great mover. She simply had TMG for Andreescu in Miami.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Saturday at 3:22 AM

Eugenie Bouchard got the vax

by Anonymousreply 185Last Saturday at 4:31 AM

Paulabadosa. her name is kind of a run on

by Anonymousreply 186Last Saturday at 5:47 AM

Sonego vs Djere is the Cagliari final

by Anonymousreply 187Last Saturday at 6:11 AM

Carreno dragged to decisive tie break by Ramos. But he wins

by Anonymousreply 188Last Saturday at 7:10 AM

r181 Serena deserving of a top 2 spot? Now that's hysterical LOL

by Anonymousreply 189Last Saturday at 7:17 AM

I want PCB's big dick so bad.

by Anonymousreply 190Last Saturday at 7:18 AM

I want to eat Djere's ass. NOW.

by Anonymousreply 191Last Saturday at 8:23 AM

I'm so bored of the Charleston tournament. I'd love to watch the Monte Carlo tournament.

by Anonymousreply 192Last Saturday at 8:25 AM

Tomic def Herbert in Montecarlo qualy

by Anonymousreply 193Last Saturday at 1:02 PM

^ wow that's a surprise

by Anonymousreply 194Last Saturday at 1:05 PM

Charleston final will be Kovinic vs. Kudermetova

Marbella final will be PCB vs. Munar

Bogota final will be Zidansek vs. Osorio Serrano

by Anonymousreply 195Last Saturday at 1:12 PM

Who is Osorio Serrano?

by Anonymousreply 196Last Saturday at 1:17 PM

More terrible finals!

Fuck you COVID!

by Anonymousreply 197Last Saturday at 1:18 PM

[quote] Who is Osorio Serrano?

María Camila Osorio Serrano (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾja kaˈmila oˈsoɾjo seˈrano];[a] born 22 December 2001) is a Colombian tennis player. She is the winner of the girl's singles title at the 2019 US Open.

On the ITF Junior Circuit, Osorio has a career-high ranking of number one, achieved in September 2019.

She has won three singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 11 November 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 184. On 8 March 2021, she peaked at No. 487 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for Colombia in the Fed Cup, Osorio has a win/loss record of 12–7.

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by Anonymousreply 198Last Saturday at 1:19 PM

Good for her. I'd seriously like to see some new talent from Latin America. Another Guga, male or female!

by Anonymousreply 199Last Saturday at 1:20 PM

What happened to Gugu? He was a closet case, wasn't he? I could never stand him. He came across as a complete phony.

by Anonymousreply 200Last Saturday at 1:56 PM

I thought he was sweet and kinda cute and he had a sweet game esp on clay.

by Anonymousreply 201Last Saturday at 1:58 PM

r200 Guga a phony? Please. He was one of the most respected and beloved players on the tour. 100% class act.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Saturday at 3:00 PM

Love Guga.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Saturday at 3:38 PM

Why was Guga a closet case? Because he used to bleach his long wavy hair (and still get highlights obviously)? Or do we have something a little more substantial to back up that claim? The only phony in the story is Djokovic who asked Guga's permission to draw a huge heart on the clay of Court Chatrier when he won his only French Open title back in 2016. Just in case fans didn't get the message when he was pushing boobs that he loves us. All of us. So inclusive, Nole.

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by Anonymousreply 204Yesterday at 1:02 AM

Guga's cheerfulness and friendliness seemed too calculated, too desperate, too try-hard. Too much mugging for the cameras and that business with drawing the heart on the clay was cringeworthy, cloying and something only a 12-year-old fangirl would find adorable.

by Anonymousreply 205Yesterday at 1:32 AM

R205 That's because you are a cold person.

Sorry, but latinos are warm. They do0n't need to calculate to be friendly because they are friendly.

Guga was not a rich kid, he had a lot of trouble to find success, his father died very young and he has a brother with a disability. He didn't need to be a phony to be likeable

by Anonymousreply 206Yesterday at 2:21 AM

R205 gets up every morning looking for who peed in her porridge.

DL has a gaggle sour old biddies, so not surprising to find one or two on the tennis threads.

by Anonymousreply 207Yesterday at 2:59 AM

Why I love Djere and want him to win today’s final.

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by Anonymousreply 208Yesterday at 4:55 AM

I hate joy.

by Anonymousreply 209Yesterday at 5:29 AM

Laslo Djere lost both his parents to colon cancer. Boy had better not skip on the colonoscopist appointments for screening.

by Anonymousreply 210Yesterday at 5:45 AM

How do you test colon cancer? Does someone have to put fingers in his ass?

by Anonymousreply 211Yesterday at 5:47 AM

[quote] Does someone have to put fingers in his ass?

Well not “have to” but it preferred.

by Anonymousreply 212a day ago

Song wins Cagliari. Carreno wins Marbella. Both matches ended with a 6-4 third set

by Anonymousreply 213a day ago

Song? Is that Sonego's nickname?

Young Grigor is ready for Uncle Jim's prostate exam

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by Anonymousreply 214a day ago

That song at the closing ceremony was the most uncomfortable I've ever felt.

by Anonymousreply 215a day ago

that's the autocorrect

by Anonymousreply 216a day ago

I was also rooting for Djere, who at least didn't have to deal with a stadium fully packed with Italians. Playing against an Italian in Italy is always unpleasant for the Italian's opponent. After Borg won over Panatta in five sets at the '78 Italian Open, he never returned to Foro Italico because he was so disgusted with the crowds, the atmosphere and the corruption of the officials.

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by Anonymousreply 217a day ago

Guga wasn't all sweetness and light all the time. For a while around the time that he hit #1 and cut off all his hair, he seemed somber and even sulky on court sometimes. It seemed like all the pressure was getting to be too much.

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by Anonymousreply 218a day ago

Thompson-Paire was, well, very WTA

by Anonymousreply 219a day ago

[quote] Thompson-Paire was, well, very WTA


by Anonymousreply 220a day ago

Are Ben and Courtney the same person?

by Anonymousreply 221a day ago

R218 Nobody is flowers and rainbows all the time. You know, everybody has lights and shadows but Guga was a very likeable guy

Paire is going to live to regret everything he is doing. Once the ranking goes back to normal he is going to drop like a stone and without those first round checks life is not going to be that easy

by Anonymousreply 22221 hours ago

I completely agree, R222. Guga is one of my all-time favorites. I posted that as a counterpoint to R205's opinion that Kuerten's smile and good cheer were fake. To me he seemed to be genuine and spontaneous even when that meant a rare tantrum. The rest of the time he's brought a smile to everyone.....well, almost everyone.

by Anonymousreply 22320 hours ago

Kudermetova def. Kovinic to win Charleston 6-4 6-2 Veronika has some real game and I think she'll be a factor the rest of the year. Earlier in the season she reached the Dubai final losing to Sabalenka

Osorio Serrano def. Zidansek 5-7 6-3 6-4 to win in Bogota

by Anonymousreply 22420 hours ago

Tommy Paul in Monte Carlo (Kyrgios called him 'sexy boy' in the comments)

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by Anonymousreply 22518 hours ago

dear god he's dreamy

by Anonymousreply 22618 hours ago

Sit on my Face!

by Anonymousreply 22716 hours ago

R225 Bruce Weber also commented. Wouldn't mind seeing Bruce do a few nude portraits of Tommy.

by Anonymousreply 22816 hours ago

I don't think he's anything special.

by Anonymousreply 22915 hours ago

Did you see that everything fake bimbo he's with?...not impressed. 100% straight for sure

by Anonymousreply 23015 hours ago

Nick K is bisexual

by Anonymousreply 23113 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios is disgusting, whatever his orientation. He deserves an inordinately large grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 23211 hours ago

Don't you dare listen to R227, Tommy. Daddy Cames is mine and I will cut you if you go anywhere near him.

by Anonymousreply 2339 hours ago

Lleyton Hewitt's son wins Australian tournament

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