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The Gays and Tennis Part 99: USO finals

the tournament is coming to an end after a wild women's draw and some interesting results in the men's but ultimately the predicted final there

by Anonymousreply 363September 17, 2021 1:42 PM

Raducanu is English? Surely a name from East East East East Anglia.

by Anonymousreply 1September 11, 2021 8:18 PM

R1 Hey, you know that the UK has tons of immigrants right? Just like the US.

by Anonymousreply 2September 11, 2021 10:43 PM

R1 and all North Americans who don’t have First Nation names..?

by Anonymousreply 3September 11, 2021 11:02 PM

I bet Lelah must hate Emma, she's the won who beat all the top players on the way to the final! Plus Emma is taller, prettier, has nicer hair, speaks better, on and on...

by Anonymousreply 4September 12, 2021 2:51 AM

Joe Salisbury's VPL needs its own thread.

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by Anonymousreply 5September 12, 2021 4:29 AM

R5 His congratulatory note will remain by my beside, undelivered.

by Anonymousreply 6September 12, 2021 4:39 AM

I saw that picture today. What kind of underwear does he wear? Boxers?

by Anonymousreply 7September 12, 2021 4:42 AM

What drives me crazy about Salisbury is that he's completely shaved, even the arms. Imagine what those legs and ass might look like. Not only is he handsome, but he also plays beautifully.

by Anonymousreply 8September 12, 2021 10:30 AM

We need some Salisbury nudes STAT

by Anonymousreply 9September 12, 2021 11:19 AM

Leylah and her 9-11 pandering was very cringeworthy to many of us, but it was a brilliant move on her part because it's ensuring future crowd support. I'm old enough to have watched Jimmy Connors do something similar in one of his US Open finals matches. I seem to recall him, poignantly say, "you may not all love me, but I love all of you." THAT moment (along with some great play, if I'm being honest) propelled him to Teflon status.

by Anonymousreply 10September 12, 2021 12:55 PM

R10 she should have said jews did it , it would be better

by Anonymousreply 11September 12, 2021 1:18 PM

Young Carlitos will be out for a couple of weeks after getting injured in his match against FAA

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by Anonymousreply 12September 12, 2021 1:30 PM

I think Leylah lives in FL now.

by Anonymousreply 13September 12, 2021 1:32 PM

Today is Medvedev's wedding anniversary!

by Anonymousreply 14September 12, 2021 2:39 PM

I have a feeling Med is going to win today.

by Anonymousreply 15September 12, 2021 3:10 PM

[quote] Leylah and her 9-11 pandering was very cringeworthy to many of us, but it was a brilliant move on her part because it's ensuring future crowd support.

Connors was a regular in the later rounds of the USA Open for almost 15 years. Fernandez will likely not even get to the quarters at any Slam again. She is unlikely to get another draw like this where everyone she plays is a mental midget and crumbles when the match gets close. The bitch will be losing in the first round of minor tournaments of the Canadian satellite circuit five years from now, so her pandering won't do her any good.

by Anonymousreply 16September 12, 2021 3:14 PM

she got herself in the news today with that little speech lol.

Her serve isn't good at all. She has good mentality, she may win a few things, I think she should definitely cash in on the endorsements. All that running around the court, she might get injured very soon and won't last very long in the grind of the tour.

by Anonymousreply 17September 12, 2021 3:18 PM

Happy 1 year anniversary of him trying to fuck a 17yo model.

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by Anonymousreply 18September 12, 2021 3:48 PM

I'm not sure who is going to win today. My head is saying Novak. Medvedev is going to have to play lights out or hope the occasion somehow gets to Novak and he can't produce his best tennis.

by Anonymousreply 19September 12, 2021 4:02 PM

Don't worry Leylah, you can always try to land a billionaire like me xoxo

by Anonymousreply 20September 12, 2021 4:41 PM

The two I thought could stop Djokovic were Zverev and Med.

If it goes 5 and Med loses, I'm going to want those 5 hours back.

by Anonymousreply 21September 12, 2021 4:48 PM

Leylah’s cunning reminds me of a young Novax.

by Anonymousreply 22September 12, 2021 4:53 PM

Leylah did beat three of the best players in the world to get to the finals...They were ranked 2, 3 and 5. So they may be head cases, but they were successful headaches. I also found her 9-11 speech a little cringeworthy, but still preferred it to Emma's speeches, which seem somewhat bot-like. Still it was a thrilling tournament. And I do hope NoVax loses.

by Anonymousreply 23September 12, 2021 5:30 PM

Hey gays, don't forget to watch ME win the women's doubles with what's her name.

by Anonymousreply 24September 12, 2021 5:39 PM

"Nole" team or Medvedev team?

by Anonymousreply 25September 12, 2021 6:47 PM

Medvedev Team. I'd pick Charles Manson team if it meant denying NoVaxxx the Grand Slam.

by Anonymousreply 26September 12, 2021 6:58 PM

Coco GOAT loses doubles final.

by Anonymousreply 27September 12, 2021 7:02 PM

Simultaneous Career-Ending Injury Team

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by Anonymousreply 29September 12, 2021 7:06 PM

Djokovic for history. He's earned it.

For all his bad behavior on court he's been an outstanding human being off the court. No one could know what it is like to be the most famous person from your country. It's kind of insane to think about it.

If he had been American or British or Spanish or Swiss how many more slams would he have had? At least 3 in my mind. Because he was always 3 or 4th billing he always got the shittiest scheduling and until roofs he got screwed multiple times. Before instant replay popular players got the close calls. Williams got screwed many times as well and they weren't even Serbian.

I think the crowd will be on his side, they want to be part of history. Right now for nosebleed seats cheapest is 695. In his round one match you could have bought the same seat for 8 dollars.

His 3 main character flaws are completely human and understandable, his temper, his desire to be liked and his magical thinking.

by Anonymousreply 30September 12, 2021 7:14 PM

What is the condition of Medvedev's mole (not Nole) today?

by Anonymousreply 31September 12, 2021 7:22 PM

Nice whitewashing, R30. His behavior on court has devolved from mere temper tantrums to bizarre pathological displays (e.g. the RG semis this year). His COVID stance is reprehensible. His arrogance and dismissiveness to the press when confronted about his behavior is unacceptable.

by Anonymousreply 32September 12, 2021 7:25 PM

Reminder: no matter what happens today I'm still GOAT.

by Anonymousreply 33September 12, 2021 7:29 PM

Medvedev is such a creep. Defaulted from a match for racism, throwing coins at the feet of a Jewish umpire, and I could believe that he tried to hook up with that girl. He is wealthy enough to hire a discreet escort but he must be getting off on the danger of cheating with someone underage.

by Anonymousreply 34September 12, 2021 7:52 PM

[quote] Call me Djoko.

by Anonymousreply 35September 12, 2021 7:54 PM

Who would you rather fuck - Djokovic or Medvedev?

by Anonymousreply 36September 12, 2021 8:01 PM

Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper sitting net to each other.

by Anonymousreply 37September 12, 2021 8:05 PM

History has been made already. This is the FIRST match in his entire career (outside Belgrade Open) where he was the crowd favorite from the start. Wow. I'm verklempt.

This is Novak's 31st final and Meds 3rd. You could hear him gasping for air in the tunnel interview (which I hate and I'm sure ALL the players agree). He's nervous.

by Anonymousreply 38September 12, 2021 8:14 PM

Hated the military crap before the match. Has no place.

by Anonymousreply 39September 12, 2021 8:15 PM

Sugarpova at the match. I hope she makes it through the entire match given her heart condition.

by Anonymousreply 40September 12, 2021 8:17 PM

Is Djokovic purposely losing the first set as he has allegedly done before?

by Anonymousreply 41September 12, 2021 8:24 PM

Clijsters is so fat.

by Anonymousreply 42September 12, 2021 8:36 PM

R8, wow, Salisbury shaves his arms and legs? Would love to see that body up close.

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by Anonymousreply 43September 12, 2021 8:38 PM

[quote]wow, Salisbury shaves his arms and legs? Would love to see that body up close

I'd be happy to shave his hole.

by Anonymousreply 44September 12, 2021 9:05 PM

I love the ball kids' outfit. But it looks like the designer took the google logo colors and turned them into a t shirt.

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by Anonymousreply 45September 12, 2021 9:08 PM

[quote] I love the ball kids

Fixed that for you.

by Anonymousreply 46September 12, 2021 9:10 PM

Looks like the South African flag on acid.

by Anonymousreply 47September 12, 2021 9:11 PM

They've reminded me of the South African flag since the tournament began.

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by Anonymousreply 48September 12, 2021 9:12 PM

Who would you rather fuck - Brad Pitt or Bradley Cooper?

by Anonymousreply 49September 12, 2021 9:18 PM

Cursing in Serbian sure has a lot of syllables.

by Anonymousreply 50September 12, 2021 9:19 PM

Haha. Raquet breaking by Djokovic.

by Anonymousreply 51September 12, 2021 9:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 52September 12, 2021 9:21 PM

The PSYCHO always lurking just underneath the surface.

by Anonymousreply 53September 12, 2021 9:22 PM

wreck it

by Anonymousreply 54September 12, 2021 9:22 PM

Mayor Dinkins.

by Anonymousreply 55September 12, 2021 9:24 PM

Look out! Djokobitch has sand in her cooter now, gurls!

by Anonymousreply 56September 12, 2021 9:27 PM

Mole Team!

by Anonymousreply 57September 12, 2021 9:28 PM

I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 58September 12, 2021 9:29 PM

[quote] Mole Team!

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by Anonymousreply 59September 12, 2021 9:30 PM

R49 Pitt

by Anonymousreply 60September 12, 2021 9:31 PM

Laver perving out on his companion, can't keep his paws off her!

by Anonymousreply 61September 12, 2021 9:31 PM

Laver looks like a crypt-keeper.

by Anonymousreply 62September 12, 2021 9:33 PM

Team Med!

by Anonymousreply 63September 12, 2021 9:34 PM

Team Djokovic but I think Med has this.

by Anonymousreply 64September 12, 2021 9:34 PM

You know that the Djokovic pin doll already looks like this at the Princess Prissy Pants' residence.

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by Anonymousreply 65September 12, 2021 9:35 PM

What a fun US Open this has been!

by Anonymousreply 66September 12, 2021 9:49 PM

If Djokovic hadn't had his violent temper tantrum, he may already have reached 21 majors.

by Anonymousreply 67September 12, 2021 9:50 PM

Andy Roddick with Tracy Austin but where is Bronx? Not there yesterday either. Trouble in paradise?

by Anonymousreply 68September 12, 2021 9:57 PM

If Novaxxx hadn't been on a mental walkabout during two and a half years following the precepts of Pepe, the self-proclaimed guru, he would probably be standing at 25.

by Anonymousreply 69September 12, 2021 9:59 PM

Mole on a role.

by Anonymousreply 70September 12, 2021 10:07 PM

Finish him!

by Anonymousreply 71September 12, 2021 10:08 PM

Mole on a roll.

by Anonymousreply 72September 12, 2021 10:08 PM

It will be nice to have a new GS winner, but Novak has been oddly flat this entire match

by Anonymousreply 73September 12, 2021 10:09 PM

I'm all about the big shakeup. Djokovic, too bad, so sad. There'll be other slams for him to be won. Happy to see him defeated today if it ends that way.

by Anonymousreply 74September 12, 2021 10:11 PM

The one time Novak has the crowd on his side and he's flubbing it.

by Anonymousreply 75September 12, 2021 10:11 PM

I do wonder if Djokovic retires. There was something to the way he said “playing like the last match of my career” to Patrick McEnroe.

by Anonymousreply 76September 12, 2021 10:14 PM

Medvedev need to quit with that drop shot.

by Anonymousreply 77September 12, 2021 10:15 PM

It is still pronounced Choke-o-vitch

by Anonymousreply 78September 12, 2021 10:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 79September 12, 2021 10:17 PM

Mole is trampling on Nole.

by Anonymousreply 80September 12, 2021 10:19 PM

If Medvedev wins this match, I say we bump threads with "Mole" instead of "Nole".

by Anonymousreply 81September 12, 2021 10:21 PM

C'mom Med! Close it!

by Anonymousreply 82September 12, 2021 10:21 PM

Novaxx' Nightmare brought to you by the Crypt Keeper.

by Anonymousreply 83September 12, 2021 10:23 PM

Either Djokovic’s left eye is shrinking or his right eye is about to explode out of its socket. He is hideous as well as unbearable.

by Anonymousreply 84September 12, 2021 10:24 PM

DISGUSTING Djokovic fans booing all the way through Medvedev attempting to serve on match point.

by Anonymousreply 85September 12, 2021 10:25 PM

[quote]DISGUSTING Djokovic fans

here here

by Anonymousreply 86September 12, 2021 10:28 PM

LOL R85 must have missed the final a few years ago when Roger's fans booed Novak the entire time.

by Anonymousreply 87September 12, 2021 10:29 PM

C'mon Med! Please!!!!

by Anonymousreply 88September 12, 2021 10:30 PM

Djokovich was smiling when he sat down for his break. That was a scary sight, watch out.

by Anonymousreply 89September 12, 2021 10:30 PM

R87 his fans are pretty disgusting too. Good old whataboutism.

by Anonymousreply 90September 12, 2021 10:32 PM

Mole beats Nole!

by Anonymousreply 91September 12, 2021 10:33 PM

Rafa fans are clearly a cut above both Fed and Nole's.

by Anonymousreply 92September 12, 2021 10:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 93September 12, 2021 10:34 PM

The Nole is dead. Long live the Mole.

by Anonymousreply 94September 12, 2021 10:34 PM


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by Anonymousreply 97September 12, 2021 10:35 PM

Fabulous! So Pleased!!!!

by Anonymousreply 98September 12, 2021 10:35 PM

I wasn't expecting this but the best player won today.

by Anonymousreply 99September 12, 2021 10:36 PM

That evil ricktus grin on Novak's face when he broke was terrifying. That God he lost.

by Anonymousreply 100September 12, 2021 10:36 PM

Run Jelena!

by Anonymousreply 101September 12, 2021 10:36 PM

Praise be to my Rafa!!!!

Thank you, you horrible racist Russian!

by Anonymousreply 102September 12, 2021 10:37 PM

Laver's companion perving out on Laver, can't keep her paws off him!

by Anonymousreply 103September 12, 2021 10:37 PM

Medvedev texting the 17 year old for another shot.

by Anonymousreply 104September 12, 2021 10:38 PM

Mrs Djokovich is looking scary thin.

by Anonymousreply 105September 12, 2021 10:40 PM

Haven’t heard this much support from the Serb.

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by Anonymousreply 106September 12, 2021 10:40 PM

Med has earned it.

by Anonymousreply 107September 12, 2021 10:41 PM

And yet I cannot feel sorry for Djokovic.

Thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 108September 12, 2021 10:43 PM

While Nole has experienced one of the worst defeat of his career at the hands of Mole, he has also experienced something else he had been yearning for for all his life: the adulation of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

by Anonymousreply 109September 12, 2021 10:43 PM

Novak was tired from the start. Luck of the draw. Still, Roger or Rafa never even won AO and FO the same year. Novak is still the GOAT. Congrats to Meds, he totally earned it.

r106- Novak LITERALLY hugged a kid and hit with him after he asked him to married him. A natural response, not from his PR team.

by Anonymousreply 110September 12, 2021 10:44 PM

This is probably the closest anyone will come to completing a Grand Slam for the next several decades.

by Anonymousreply 111September 12, 2021 10:44 PM

Joker shit the bed!

by Anonymousreply 112September 12, 2021 10:45 PM


Deep breath


by Anonymousreply 113September 12, 2021 10:45 PM

What is Katrina Adams up to nowadays? What's her position?

by Anonymousreply 114September 12, 2021 10:45 PM

[quote] Joker shit the bed!

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as Joker.

by Anonymousreply 115September 12, 2021 10:46 PM

Daniil has several moles on his neck as well although not as prominent as his right cheek mole.

by Anonymousreply 116September 12, 2021 10:49 PM

[quote] he has also experienced something else he had been yearning for for all his life: the adulation of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

[quote] I've never felt like this in New York - Nole

by Anonymousreply 117September 12, 2021 10:51 PM

Nole has his Sally Field moment. Actually a very gracious speech.

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by Anonymousreply 118September 12, 2021 10:52 PM

“Go Dr Novak” being held aloft by a no-vaxxer in the crowd.

He really does have the worst fans.

by Anonymousreply 119September 12, 2021 10:53 PM

Do Danil and his wife touch face moles like a poorly aimed Eskimo kiss?

by Anonymousreply 120September 12, 2021 10:54 PM

Are his sniffles real, or is it just more theatrics?

by Anonymousreply 121September 12, 2021 10:55 PM

Mole's moley wife.

by Anonymousreply 122September 12, 2021 10:55 PM

Very dignified comments by Novak. Well done.

by Anonymousreply 123September 12, 2021 10:56 PM

L2 left?

Is that some arcane code for satanist or something?

by Anonymousreply 124September 12, 2021 11:00 PM

Both Mole and Nole have flat asses.

by Anonymousreply 125September 12, 2021 11:03 PM

Will Nadal never win a major again because of his injuries and condition?

Will Federer never win a major again because of his age and surgeries?

Will Djokovic now have a mental block?

by Anonymousreply 126September 12, 2021 11:04 PM

R124 it's a gamer thing - the controller position to make his celebration on the PS5 (apparently)

by Anonymousreply 127September 12, 2021 11:06 PM

R126, Rafa's dealt with this foot injury for his whole career. He'll be back and has a shot at the FO for the next two years, I presume. I doubt he'll realistically be able to win any other Slam. Maybe an Open if the draw permits.

Fed is done. Hello fork.

Nole will almost assuredly win another few Slams. Unless Med uses this win as a launching pad to greatness. He certainly has the game.

by Anonymousreply 128September 12, 2021 11:09 PM

Thanks, r127. So it is an arcane satanist thing.

by Anonymousreply 129September 12, 2021 11:14 PM

R128, agree completely. Novak’s whole career is about creating insurmountable obstacles and then overcoming them. He can win a few more Slams. I’m not sure whether Nadal can, that’s a big question mark. Federer has been effectively retired by age and injury.

by Anonymousreply 130September 12, 2021 11:14 PM

Crushed for Novak. But 27-1 is not a bad record in the Slams in a single year! JFC


by Anonymousreply 131September 12, 2021 11:15 PM

R114 Kat's a Closeted Lesbian

by Anonymousreply 132September 12, 2021 11:43 PM

I was very sad to see Novak sobbing into his towel, he knew he couldn't win. He was too tired from the last match with the german asshole. they had 53 ball rally.

He didn't thank his wife or his team during the trophy ceremony.

Russian asshole didn't run up to his box to hug or thank them after the win.

by Anonymousreply 133September 13, 2021 12:36 AM

Why is Brad Pitt so much darker skinned than Bradley Cooper who is part Italian?

by Anonymousreply 134September 13, 2021 12:41 AM

such a beautiful sight!

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by Anonymousreply 135September 13, 2021 12:42 AM

this guy thought he was going to pass us! ha!

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by Anonymousreply 136September 13, 2021 12:43 AM

Also, regarding the Russian asshole and 17 year old, I believe last year you can't bring your spouse due to covid? They were all in a hotel in long island. They were not allowed to go to manhattan if I remember correctly. Most hotels were closed so I am not so sure about those claims.

by Anonymousreply 137September 13, 2021 12:45 AM

In this match-up of wannabe-adored-closet-asshole and entertaining-owning-it-asshole, I'm glad the one not going for the GS won it. Another day, I might've rooted for Novak (well, if he got fucking vaccinated and gave up on boobs-out)

by Anonymousreply 138September 13, 2021 12:47 AM

I watched the Mardy Fish documentary today. He bought a hyperbaric chamber over a decade ago. It was interesting to see his history, I never knew he was that close with Andy Roddick. Poor guy. glad he's in a better place mentally now.

by Anonymousreply 139September 13, 2021 12:47 AM

(Also, the obnoxious fans would've tipped me over to rooting for Medvedev anyway.)

by Anonymousreply 140September 13, 2021 12:48 AM

I thought Rod Laver looked great for his age, he's 83!!!

by Anonymousreply 141September 13, 2021 12:53 AM

I can't believe Medvedev actually told him he was the greatest of all time, was that BS or what? He wanted to make him feel better?

by Anonymousreply 142September 13, 2021 12:56 AM

TBH, I keep thinking of what happened to Serena and Fed when they got old - they'd do well, get to finals even but couldn't make that one last win. I wouldn't be totally shocked if that happened to Novaxx too but it's too early to say.

by Anonymousreply 143September 13, 2021 1:01 AM

Serena is fat as fuck, she ain't winning anything ever again. I would love for her to prove me wrong but she's more interested in doing photo shoots, baking and playing with her kid.

by Anonymousreply 144September 13, 2021 1:03 AM

[quote] playing with her kid.


by Anonymousreply 145September 13, 2021 1:05 AM

Joker is no GOAT. Without his EGG, he sucks. Got totally dismantled.

by Anonymousreply 146September 13, 2021 1:11 AM

no gold medal and no calendar slam.

I think it would be fitting if the big 3 all finished with 20 slams. I hope this marks the end of DJokovic's domination and next year we see 4 different new male slam winners

also hoping Medvedev is a 1 slam wonder and Zverev/Tsitsipas stay slamless

by Anonymousreply 147September 13, 2021 1:15 AM

[quote] Looks like the South African flag on acid.

[quote] They've reminded me of the South African flag since the tournament began.

Looks nething like the Seth Efrican fleg.

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by Anonymousreply 148September 13, 2021 1:19 AM

One of the most entertaining US Open's that I remember! Both men's and women's.

by Anonymousreply 149September 13, 2021 1:20 AM

What does the Open possess?

by Anonymousreply 150September 13, 2021 1:23 AM

Zverev will win one before Tsitsipas for sure. That guy is too immature, relying too much on daddy.

by Anonymousreply 151September 13, 2021 1:23 AM

Who will win next USA Open?

by Anonymousreply 152September 13, 2021 1:24 AM

R152, there is no such thing as USA open in tennis.

by Anonymousreply 153September 13, 2021 1:25 AM

Well now, its a race between Novak, Rafa, and Roger to get that one more elusive slam. So maybe Novak takes AO as usual, and both Rafa and Roger will kick it back and become one slam per year players; Rafa the French, and Roger doing Wimbledon. That way it doesn't look like they're 'trying' to catch Novak, but they sure would love to.

by Anonymousreply 154September 13, 2021 1:28 AM

Was Nole daddy in audience?

by Anonymousreply 155September 13, 2021 1:34 AM

That's laughable that Fed would have another Slam in his arsenal. He's over 40 and his grass season this year was barely a blip compared to his salad days. What's surprised me is that Djokovic in his skeletal state has avoided any injuries, even the wrist and elbow injuries that were plaguing him for a long while and only recover so much from surgery. Next year he'll be closer to 40 than 30. Age has got to take its toll soon.

by Anonymousreply 156September 13, 2021 1:35 AM

I’m ridiculously happy that nasty little prick was denied his “historic!” grand slam.

by Anonymousreply 157September 13, 2021 1:36 AM

Federer will never win another Slam.

Djokovic will win another three at least.

by Anonymousreply 158September 13, 2021 1:43 AM

[quote] Djokovic in his skeletal state has avoided any injuries, even the wrist and elbow injuries that were plaguing him for a long while and only recover so much from surgery.

It's because of the aura and energy vibes he gets from the air and natural light.

by Anonymousreply 159September 13, 2021 1:44 AM

It is amusing that Zverev was arguably playing the best tennis of his career by winning the gold medal and then Cincinnati but still flopping in a 5 set match. He just can't seem to get over the best of 5 hump. He lost in tough 4 sets to Djokovic at the AO, a tough5 setter to Tsitsipas at RG, a tough 5 to FAA at Wimbledon and a 5 setter to Djokovic at the USO including going down 0-5 before losing 2-6 in the 5th. Of course last year in the final he was 2 points away from the title but lost to Thiem.

by Anonymousreply 160September 13, 2021 1:48 AM

Djokovic demonstrated that he no longer has the endurance to recover from five-set matches like he used to. Father Time has overtaken him. Three more Slams ain't happening.

by Anonymousreply 161September 13, 2021 1:51 AM

I told you guys it wasn't fair to make the players play so late at night! They can't get proper rest, esp the older folks.

by Anonymousreply 162September 13, 2021 1:52 AM

Haven't some of the AO matches finished at 3 or 4 AM?

by Anonymousreply 163September 13, 2021 1:56 AM

maybe this will finally encourage the other guys on tour that they too can beat Djokovic at a slam. Would Medvedev have won today if Djokovic hadn't spent so much time on court earlier this tournament? Who knows but it finally proves he's human again, not some relentless robot who is unstoppable.

Indian Wells should be interesting but I bet Djokovic won't play

by Anonymousreply 164September 13, 2021 1:56 AM

R139 yeah they were roomies in Florida at the tennis academy

by Anonymousreply 165September 13, 2021 1:57 AM

[quote] Connors was a regular in the later rounds of the USA Open for almost 15 years.

Connor was awful person, almost as bad as Nole, but became favorite of USA Open crowd when old. Same could happen with Djoko.

by Anonymousreply 166September 13, 2021 1:58 AM

[quote] yeah they were roomies in Florida at the tennis academy

Who was on the top bunk and who was on the bottom bunk, so to speak, Fish or Roddick?

by Anonymousreply 167September 13, 2021 2:00 AM

R165, Mardy moved into Andy's house, his room was across the hall from Andy's. Andy's dad was an Army guy and woke them up at 5am-"time to stretch"

by Anonymousreply 168September 13, 2021 2:02 AM

Djokovic is a saint compared to Connors. He and Nastase were the two most blatant assholes ever to blight the tennis landscape.

by Anonymousreply 169September 13, 2021 2:03 AM

Meerkat. Meerkat! Where are you? I hope you appreciate my Christian prayers that helped keep Djokovic from the Grand Slam and from exceeding Roger's record, tied as it is in a three way. In appreciation I hope you will reconsider your faith in God and not succumb to the Orthodox heresy like Djokovic.

Yours in Christ,

by Anonymousreply 170September 13, 2021 2:04 AM

Novak's focus on mental health is much-criticized, especially by the cunts on DL, but I tell you what, his attitude after this loss -- watch his press conference if you don't believe me -- is remarkable. He will recover from this and have another great year next year. That said, Medvedev's win will inspire Zverev and Tsitsipas for sure. And Shapo and Sinner and those boys close behind.

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by Anonymousreply 171September 13, 2021 2:05 AM

[quote] "time to stretch"

Stretch what?

by Anonymousreply 172September 13, 2021 2:05 AM

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic: “Before I am an athlete, I am an Orthodox Christian”

If we had a list of top athletes whose generosity is beyond question, then Novak Djokovic's name would certainly be on it.

At 34 years of age, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has won six Wimbledon titles, and 20 Grand Slam wins. Now he stands poised to become the first man since Rod Laver (1969) to win all four majors in the same year. If he does so he will surpass his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with a 21st Slam title, making him arguably the greatest men’s tennis player ever. It’s a safe bet that this man, who has dominated the world tennis elite for so long, has been able to find the energy he needs for competition thanks to his regular Bible reading.

The number 1 tennis player in the world is an Orthodox Christian, and he does not hesitate to say it publicly. It is not uncommon to observe Novak Djokovic invoking Christ during a meeting or wearing a cross around his neck to witness to his faith.

During the 2021 French Open, Djokovic was seen wearing a simple wooden cross, which is often seen dangling from his neck in many matches. After winning his exciting Wimbledon final against against Matteo Berrettini on Sunday, July 11, Djokovic looked skyward with arms wide open in thanksgiving. For him, his religious beliefs come before his many titles that he’s earned since the beginning of his career.

“This is the most important title of my life, because before being an athlete, I am an Orthodox Christian,” he said in April 2011, when he received the order of St. Sava in the first degree from the hands of Irenaeus, the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The order of St. Sava is the highest distinction in the Serbian Orthodox Church, and it was given to him especially for having contributed financially to the renovation of religious buildings in his native land, Serbia.

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by Anonymousreply 173September 13, 2021 2:28 AM

He finances a free restaurant for the poorest

A multi-millionaire thanks to his tournament winnings and numerous advertising contracts, Novak Djokovic willingly puts his fortune at the service of the underprivileged and helps causes that are dear to him. Judge for yourself. Last December, the Novak Djokovic Foundation, of which he is one of the main benefactors, contributed 94,000 euros for the renovation of a school in Pozega (Serbia).

In October of 2017, the tennis player announced the opening of a restaurant in Serbia offering free food to the homeless and the poor. “Money is not a problem for me. I have earned enough to feed all of Serbia. I think they deserve it after the support I received from them,” he said in a statement released at the time.

by Anonymousreply 174September 13, 2021 2:29 AM

The fate of the children of his country (where the minimum wage is set at less than 200 euros per month) particularly captures Novak Djokovic’s charitable attention. That is why, in 2015, his foundation joined forces with the World Bank to provide young Serbs with access to schooling and care. Welcoming his generosity, UNICEF rightly appointed him Goodwill Ambassador to Serbia in August 2015.

“Novak Djokovic is a true champion for children around the world. He shows that powerful voices and actions can make a difference for children, especially for the youngest,” said Yoka Brandt, deputy director of UNICEF.

An example for children around the world … and his family

As a faithful Christian who lived out his childhood in a country rife with violent conflict — the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina lasted from 1992 to 1995 — Novak Djokovic has never lost sight of his roots. And this is surely welcomed by his wife Jelena, whom he began dating in 2005, when they attended the same high school in Belgrade.

They made their marriage vows before God in July 2014, and their two children are named Stefan and Tara). We can imagine their home life will be an excellent school to learn not only tennis, but also generosity.

by Anonymousreply 175September 13, 2021 2:29 AM

Orthodox Christian Novak Djokovic serves Jesus on and off the tennis court

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is through to the Australian Open final after beating an injured Roger Federer in a semi-final showdown on Rod Laver Arena last night.

Currently ranked number 2 in the world, Djokovic player is a well-known Orthodox Christian, who regularly wears a wooden cross around his neck. He’s known for praying through his matches as does his wife – a practice sports commenters observe with interest:

“He’s praying… his partner’s been praying throughout the night,” said Channel Nine commenter Tony Jones as Djokovic crossed openly prayed and looked heavenward leading up to playing his 2019’s championship point.

A proud Serb, Djokovic is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church. However, after his Round 4 match of the Australian Open in 2009, Djokovic discovered the support of the wider Orthodox family, when supporters of Greek Cypriot player Marcos Baghdatis – a Greek Orthodox Christian – chanting his name.

“I have never experienced anything like this before in my life where my opponents team is chanting my name… we are Orthodox brothers,” an emotional Djokovic told Jim Courier in his post-match interview.

Yesterday’s Australian Open matches also saw the tournament exit of Romania’s Simone Halep – from her country’s Orthodox Church, who reportedly always carries an Orthodox icon when she travels.

In July last year, she took out the Women’s Championship and Djokovic took out the Men’s, causing some media commenters to dub it an “Orthodox Wimbledon” and discuss the impact eastern European Christians have had on the tennis world.

Djokovic occasionally jokes about his devotional practices with comments like how he prays for “plus fours” when he plays the card game Uno, there’s no doubt the player takes his faith very seriously.

In 2011, he received the Order of Saint Sava – the highest honour bestowed by the Serbian Orthodox Church – for his generosity and dedication to the religion.

“This award is certainly the most important I’ve ever got,” said Djokovic. “As an athlete and a religious person, it is hard for me to find appropriate words to describe my feelings of gratitude for the confidence I gain from the Holy Synod. I can only say that it can be earned only with hard work and self-belief, belief in your loved ones and in God.”

The Russian Orthodox Church also honoured Djokovic with a 2012 award for “Outstanding Activity in Strengthening Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations and for Consolidation and Promotion of Christian Values in the Life of Society.”

But for Djokovic and his wife Jelena, what matters most is using Djokovic’s influence and wealth to benefit those who need it the most – whether that means: rebuilding schools destroyed by natural disaster; donating to save a chapel in France; opening a restaurant with free food for the homeless and those in need; or working through the foundation his family established in 2007, which focuses on early childhood development by providing preschool education for underprivileged Serbian children.

“Right now, Novak has the power and the voice to raise the awareness and raise the funds for investment in preschool education programs and in the future we might not have this power,” Jelena told CNN.

And though Djokovic’s fame comes with the cost of being “on the radar” all the time with social media, Djokovic says this is an opportunity and a privilege, not a burden.

“Everything that you say, that you do is monitored… big brother,” he said. “Some people may look at that as a burden but I look at it as a great privilege and actually a great opportunity to use your platform to do something. To create a change that will be positive.”

“I think that athletes have huge power to change the world, as Nelson Mandela said, and I think that power can be used in a very positive way.”

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by Anonymousreply 176September 13, 2021 2:34 AM

R. Daniil Olivaw

by Anonymousreply 177September 13, 2021 2:52 AM

R125, true, but the tall, lanky guys usually have huge cocks. Trade off.

by Anonymousreply 178September 13, 2021 3:21 AM

Emma speaking Chinese

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by Anonymousreply 179September 13, 2021 5:39 AM

I only caught the end of the women's doubles, I saw the trophy ceremony. poor coco was crying...

She'll be playing Indian Wells and so is leylah.

by Anonymousreply 180September 13, 2021 6:04 AM

R151, that's why my husband says when he fucks me hard.

It's damn hot.

by Anonymousreply 181September 13, 2021 7:12 AM

[quote]Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper sitting net to each other.

Here they are, Rami Malek was sitting with them too

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by Anonymousreply 182September 13, 2021 7:30 AM

savannah guthrie was sitting next to brad pitt! Gale King was just one row below him.

by Anonymousreply 183September 13, 2021 8:56 AM

[quote] She'll be playing Indian Wells and so is leylah.

I hope they play each other. It'll be interesting watching each of them be more obnoxious than the other. I watched parts of the doubles final and Coco, with her chest thumping, fist pumping and "Come on" yelling was annoying as fuck. But at least she seems to be a sweet and genuine kid otherwise whereas Leylah comes across as two-faced and manipulative. I can't wait to see Coco kick Leylah's annoying ass back to Quebec.

by Anonymousreply 184September 13, 2021 10:11 AM

Leylah may not have CoCo's power, but she's 1000 times smarter. I pity CoCo that awful father - he is a jerk.

by Anonymousreply 185September 13, 2021 10:15 AM

[quote] Meerkat. Meerkat! Where are you? I hope you appreciate my Christian prayers that helped keep Djokovic from the Grand Slam and from exceeding Roger's record, tied as it is in a three way. In appreciation I hope you will reconsider your faith in God and not succumb to the Orthodox heresy like Djokovic.

Oh, dear Mrs Margaret Hard Court. I thank to you so much. I could kiss you. I am very sorry that I took so long to reply to you. My Rogi vas so very happy yesterday after the match that he vas dancing and he also said I can eat as much as I vant. He said the TokiOlympics and the USA Open are a double celebration, so he vill allow me one meal a day again until January. I am so heppy Mrs Hard Court. I have been so hungry since he started starving me after the Vimbledon finals.

My Rogi has not been so heppy for a long time. I blush vhen I write this but he said he vould not go to his practice and spend the night vith me. It vas unforgettable. Ve spend hours, oh how do I say this, I am so shy.... Ve spend hours holding hands and vatch videos of Rogi vinning and the last point of yesterday match.

I hope my Rogi do not real this horrible DL. He vas very heppy vhen he read about Rafa surgery, so I don't vant him become angry again after reading someone say here that Rafa vill recover and vin more Slam in the future.

I have to go, Mrs Hard Court. Rogi is in his private room, practicing again vith the young man he is mentoring. My Rogi moans a lot vhen he practice vith this man, so I feel he is getting very hard. Sorry, I mean, vorking very hard.

I hope you vill teach me how to pray for next year Australia Open also, Mrs Margaret. If Novak or Rafa vin there, my Rogi vill starve me again and I vill have to fly to Perth to eat your ham.

by Anonymousreply 186September 13, 2021 10:28 AM

And the water he talks to, r159.

by Anonymousreply 187September 13, 2021 10:38 AM

Did they put all celebs in the same section? Brad Cooper looks to have had more face work

by Anonymousreply 188September 13, 2021 11:02 AM

[quote] Leylah may not have CoCo's power, but she's 1000 times smarter.

Based on what? She has had exactly one good run so far. Coco has been steadily climbing up the rankings and scoring wins over top players. Did Leylah suddenly become smarter only at this tournament? She may be more cunning (and manipulative) than Coco but any tennis smarts could also be the result of her being two years older.

by Anonymousreply 189September 13, 2021 11:53 AM

Yeah, was going to ask what Cooper had done to his face. He looks...altered.

by Anonymousreply 190September 13, 2021 1:11 PM

Coco can be annoying, but she's nowhere near the flat-out bitch that Fernandez is. Anyway, both of them have some serious flaws in their games to work on.

by Anonymousreply 191September 13, 2021 1:12 PM

Nole was prepared physically. It was the nerves. He was stiff and contracted throughout the entire match, paralyzed by the big moment. Quite ironic how he failed the only time the crowd was massively in his favor. Seeing him tearful on court before even the match ended was quite bad, if you think of all the work he put into this, losing it at the last stage...

Neither Djoko nor Serena, the two mentally strongest players of contemporary tennis, were able to make it, and this casts a light on how fucking monstrous Graf was to get the Golden Calendar Slam in 1988. What nerves of iron.

by Anonymousreply 192September 13, 2021 1:40 PM

The ATP is working with Pride Sports and a behavioral science researcher to look into ways to make the men's Tour more welcoming for LGBT players

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by Anonymousreply 193September 13, 2021 3:19 PM

Guadalajara will be hosting the WTA Finals this year. Great news, some tennis back in the West. Unfortunately from 2022 it will be back in Shenzhen.

by Anonymousreply 194September 13, 2021 3:25 PM

Where is Asian Swing?

by Anonymousreply 195September 13, 2021 3:28 PM

I disagree, R192. Graf was at the height of her physical powers and had time on her side when she achieved the Grand Slam. Serena and Djokovic are both facing the reality of aging and the fact that their bodies won't deliver what they once did. For Djokovic that's an increasing reality, for Serena it's a foregone conclusion. It seemed like Djokovic's tears conceded to age and the declining prospect of keeping his peak level as much they flowed for anything else.

by Anonymousreply 196September 13, 2021 4:05 PM

Djokovic still won the other 3 grand slams this year and got to the final of the US Open and, even though he is aging, I suspect he still has a couple more grand slams in him, which cannot be said of Serena.

by Anonymousreply 197September 13, 2021 5:47 PM

They are looking into ways of making the men's tour more welcoming for lesbians, bisexual women, trans, queers and pluses, r193?

Why can't we just use words and actually say what we mean anymore?

by Anonymousreply 198September 13, 2021 5:49 PM

"I disagree, [R192]. Graf was at the height of her physical powers and had time on her side when she achieved the Grand Slam. Serena and Djokovic are both facing the reality of aging and the fact that their bodies won't deliver what they once did. For Djokovic that's an increasing reality, for Serena it's a foregone conclusion. It seemed like Djokovic's tears conceded to age and the declining prospect of keeping his peak level as much they flowed for anything else. "

I don't think Novak's age was the issue yesterday. Med played very good, and Novak succumbed to the pressure of trying to complete the Grand Slam. At times he almost look resigned to it. He made the final at the USO and won three other Slams this year. I don't think he's aging out yet.

by Anonymousreply 199September 13, 2021 5:56 PM

Mi y Fed.

Late last night.

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by Anonymousreply 200September 13, 2021 6:02 PM

I think it's more than just the pressure of the grand achievement for Djokovic. Both he and Nadal are having to face the fact that it takes their bodies longer to recover from those grueling five-setters. We'll have to wait until next year to see to what exten that's a factor for both.

by Anonymousreply 201September 13, 2021 6:18 PM

I think there was so much on the line for Novaxx in that final that his mind just froze. Physically, if he'd found himself in the same situation while "simply" going for a major he would probably have switched to killer mode and won at least one if not two sets (I doubt he would have pulled out a win, though), but with the GS on the line and Medvedev not giving him an inch he just couldn't make that mental switch. Which is exactly what happened to SWilliams in her semifinal against Vinci. When Vinci started coming at her and feeding off her fierce groundstrokes for winners, Williams just folded when she couldn't figure out another game plan to her usual "hit harder and make more noise." Djokovic, too, thought he could steady himself by getting into longer rallies, until he kept losing those, too. All that was left was serving and volleying (which worked to a certain extent but isn't a tactic he's comfortable with) and upping the groundstroke speed, which led to balls flying wide or into the net.

That sort of pressure fogs the mind up. Which, as someone mentioned above, makes Graf's GS so impressive and Rod Laver's two (I'll say that again, T-W-O!) GSs a feat beyond reckoning.

by Anonymousreply 202September 13, 2021 7:08 PM

Yes, and mental fog increases with age while endurance decreases. Coincidentally Serena and Djokovic both they missed their GS opportunities at the USO at around the same age, 34, which is old in tennis years even for a GOAT. That's pretty much the beginning of the end.

Graf won hers at 19. Laver won his at 24 and 31, bookending his peak years.

by Anonymousreply 203September 13, 2021 7:44 PM

They maybe weren't at their physical peaks, but I'd still it was mostly mental for Novak and Serena. Especially Serena - only best of three sets against a much lesser opponent where she WON the first set. Plus, she won Slams AFTER that US Open loss - over the next two years when she was even older (2016 Wimbledon and 2017 Australian Open).

by Anonymousreply 204September 13, 2021 7:51 PM

The big difference between Novak and Serena is that she gave birth, for which she had to take time out, and he won't ever have to do that.

by Anonymousreply 205September 13, 2021 7:52 PM

Serena's last Slam championship was at 35, Fed's at 36. After the mid-30s is when we can count even the GOATs out. We'll see if Nadal and Djokovic will change that stat.

by Anonymousreply 206September 13, 2021 8:03 PM

Most player's it's even earlier. More players are making their breakthroughs and playing better for longer, than in previous generations, but Fed, Nadal, Djokovic, Serena are still anomalies.

by Anonymousreply 207September 13, 2021 8:09 PM

Daniil, looking forward to having you in the club in a few years!

by Anonymousreply 208September 13, 2021 8:29 PM

The Early Rogaine Candidate club?

by Anonymousreply 209September 13, 2021 8:32 PM

Speaking of Roddick who won one based on his nationality as much as his game.

Federer departs amid charges of American favouritism Roger and out - Federer nobbled by Nalbandian Stephen Bierley at Flushing Meadows Fri 5 Sep 2003 20.06 EDT Roger Federer was an angry man - angry at losing in the fourth round of the US Open to David Nalbandian of Argentina, angry at missing the opportunity to become the world No1 and angry at the way the scheduling has overtly favoured Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to the detriment of everybody else.

Agassi managed a two-day break before yesterday's quarter-finals and Roddick one. All the other six players faced the possibility of having to win four five-set matches on four successive days if they are to be crowned champion tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 210September 13, 2021 9:25 PM

AELTC made sure to turn the tables on all that.

by Anonymousreply 211September 13, 2021 9:53 PM

Serena is a heffer too

by Anonymousreply 212September 13, 2021 10:12 PM

I'm going to the met gala!

by Anonymousreply 213September 13, 2021 10:16 PM

I'll see you guys at the Met Gala

by Anonymousreply 214September 13, 2021 10:17 PM

I'm at the Met Gala too!

by Anonymousreply 215September 13, 2021 10:21 PM

he looks cute

obviously he's not famous enough to be put in 1 of the crazy outfits

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by Anonymousreply 216September 13, 2021 10:40 PM

Very cute and great shoes, but that pic of the coat makes him look like he should be selling Good Humor bars. Here's a shot with the jacket pattern and material showing to better effect.

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by Anonymousreply 217September 13, 2021 10:50 PM

He's very handsome in the formal wear.

I was to see leylah and her saggy tits and Naomi's fat ass.

by Anonymousreply 218September 13, 2021 11:01 PM

I saw Serena. jesus

by Anonymousreply 219September 13, 2021 11:08 PM


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by Anonymousreply 221September 13, 2021 11:12 PM

Naomi's wearing Louis Vuitton. I can't link, am on mobile

by Anonymousreply 222September 13, 2021 11:16 PM

She doesn't look as bad as I thought she would.

by Anonymousreply 223September 13, 2021 11:17 PM

Serena looks WAY BETTER than Osaka!

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by Anonymousreply 226September 14, 2021 12:20 AM

Leylah's tits don't look big in this dress, she looks ok.

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by Anonymousreply 227September 14, 2021 12:21 AM

are you kidding? Serena looks big like a house.

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by Anonymousreply 228September 14, 2021 12:22 AM

how can her husband let her leave the hotel like this?!

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by Anonymousreply 229September 14, 2021 12:23 AM

I thought Serena's outfit was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 230September 14, 2021 12:24 AM

I’m loving Serena’s feather cape.

by Anonymousreply 231September 14, 2021 12:25 AM

she looks like a drag queen!

by Anonymousreply 232September 14, 2021 12:26 AM

Big Bird meets Jiffy Pop.

by Anonymousreply 233September 14, 2021 12:28 AM

She needs to wear this to the AO. Just double down on her usual outrageous outfits.

by Anonymousreply 234September 14, 2021 12:33 AM

The theme is America? That's pretty broad. I guess you could say anything qualifies. I think most people don't make a real honest try at the theme, which is fine.

by Anonymousreply 235September 14, 2021 12:36 AM

Notable post-USO rankings changes:

Gauff is now up to #19

Andreescu plummets from #7 to #20

Raducanu vaults from #150 to #23

Fernandez jumps from #73 to #28

Azarenka drops from #19 to #32

Serena tumbles from #22 to #41

FAA career high #11 now the #1 Canadian

Harris surge from #46 to #31

Alcaraz up from #55 to #38

Wawrinka down from #33 to #49

Coric drops from #35 to #51

van de Zandschulp leaps from #117 to #62

Kyrgios falls to #95

by Anonymousreply 236September 14, 2021 12:48 AM

Naomi looks horrid, like a cosplay of a Disney villain.

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by Anonymousreply 237September 14, 2021 2:44 AM

Leyleh looks like she's going to a high school dance. Guess there's no hiding that 10-head of hers, or her bitch face.

by Anonymousreply 238September 14, 2021 2:48 AM

[quote] Novak Djokovic 'split second from catastrophe' in scary ball kid moment at US Open nypost #NovakDjokovic's temper flared at the #USOpen on Sunday, nearly striking a terrified ball kid. Link in our bio for all the match details. 📸: Craig O'Shannessy Twitter

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by Anonymousreply 239September 14, 2021 3:42 AM

Old habits die hard.

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by Anonymousreply 240September 14, 2021 3:53 AM

Venus williams and maria sharapova went as well.

osaka is being named as among the worst dressed. Her hair is not great.

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by Anonymousreply 241September 14, 2021 4:12 AM

I hate to say it, but Sharapova looks the best at R241 if only for being relatively restrained. Venus is a close second. The rest are awful. Osaka should have to be in a press conference to explain her hideous appearance as penance.

by Anonymousreply 242September 14, 2021 4:18 AM

My skincare line just dropped, it's called kinlo. Check it out! I worked harder on this than my tennis!

by Anonymousreply 243September 14, 2021 4:26 AM

I don't believe that's Osaka at R243. There isn't a "like", "um" or "y'know" in the post.

by Anonymousreply 244September 14, 2021 4:27 AM

Actually Felix looks the best. Sharapova is wearing her habitual scowl.

by Anonymousreply 245September 14, 2021 4:39 AM

Understood that Felix is not among the IG pictures at R241, but he made the best showing for tennis players at the Met Gala.

by Anonymousreply 246September 14, 2021 4:40 AM

Felix looks like a cater waiter. Not that he looks bad - he's put together well. But he looks like a waiter. White coat, black pants will always look like a waiter. Plus, it's boring.

by Anonymousreply 247September 14, 2021 4:42 AM

I actually like the blue and purple dress that Osaka is wearing but the weird strap-coat and hair ruin the look.

by Anonymousreply 248September 14, 2021 5:05 AM

It's boring until you look more closely at the fabric and pattern of the jacket, R247. And the shoes and how the pants fit are definitely not boring.

by Anonymousreply 249September 14, 2021 5:32 AM

The cunt to end all cunts, Jan Moir of the Daily Fail, compared Leylah's mom and her sisters to a coven of Kartrashians. For the first time I must have smiled at something Moir wrote. There is something sleazy and trashy about that family.

by Anonymousreply 250September 14, 2021 6:57 AM

Naomi Osaka at Met Gala, she was a co host of this year's event!

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by Anonymousreply 251September 14, 2021 7:37 AM

^ co-chair

by Anonymousreply 252September 14, 2021 7:38 AM

Serena Williams

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by Anonymousreply 253September 14, 2021 7:39 AM

Venus, she looks great!

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by Anonymousreply 254September 14, 2021 7:41 AM

Emma Raducanu

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by Anonymousreply 255September 14, 2021 7:42 AM

Leylah Fernandez

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by Anonymousreply 256September 14, 2021 7:43 AM

Emma's outfit looks awful. I didn't care for Serena's look either. I liked Naomi's outfit but not her makeup or her hair.

Venus looks great as does Cuntapova. Leylah looks like a trashy gatecrasher who needs to be sent back and told that the Gala is for adults, not for some mean girl from school.

by Anonymousreply 257September 14, 2021 7:51 AM

Emma looks great, she is very pretty, remember she is 18! Leylah should upgrade her look, the dress is too simple and looks "cheap" for Met Gala.

by Anonymousreply 258September 14, 2021 7:57 AM

If Osaka had named her beauty line "Um", she would have become my favorite human alive or dead.

by Anonymousreply 259September 14, 2021 8:06 AM

Sharapova and Venus look the best. Of course, they basically have perfect model bodies (tall and thin) that are made for fashion.

by Anonymousreply 260September 14, 2021 8:07 AM

Was Miss Wintour's favorite Miss Prissy Pants Roger not in attendance?

by Anonymousreply 261September 14, 2021 8:09 AM

LOL, R259. I would have loved that too. It would have shown me that she had a sense of humor about herself.

by Anonymousreply 262September 14, 2021 8:11 AM

R260 Sharapova's shoulder is broader than ATP players!

by Anonymousreply 263September 14, 2021 8:20 AM

Isn't Sharapova a little boring for the Met Gala? It looks a little old fashioned and the mustard? color isn't appealing.

by Anonymousreply 264September 14, 2021 8:56 AM

Venus > Everyone

by Anonymousreply 265September 14, 2021 11:38 AM

Fernanda like when madam Serena wear outfit as that because Fernanda do not need mop everywhere in house.

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by Anonymousreply 266September 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Leylah, I have a word for you - powder.

by Anonymousreply 267September 14, 2021 12:37 PM

Naomi Osaka the attention whore. Surely this event must be very stressful for her. Why did she attend?

by Anonymousreply 268September 14, 2021 1:06 PM

WHERE THE FUCK was Joe Salisbury and his delicious thighs??


by Anonymousreply 269September 14, 2021 1:17 PM

[quote] Fernanda like when madam Serena wear outfit as that because Fernanda do not need mop everywhere in house.

I had a mental picture of Serena snapping her fingers at Leylah and saying "Hey Fernando, Fernanda, whatever your name is, clean up this mess right now, do the laundry, pick up Olympia from her play date and get me a hot tea. Don't just stand there staring at me. Hot Tea. Now! Serena is thirsty. Jesus, where do I find competent help? "

by Anonymousreply 270September 14, 2021 1:48 PM

Lelah's face was too shiny, make up fail!

by Anonymousreply 271September 14, 2021 2:03 PM

Musetti got Rolex endorsement!! Wow! Is he that good? Why him and not Matteo?

by Anonymousreply 272September 14, 2021 2:05 PM

I thought Maria S looked very good, the color suits her.

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by Anonymousreply 273September 14, 2021 2:13 PM

A pic of the williams sister with maria inside.

Justin Beiber performed

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by Anonymousreply 274September 14, 2021 2:16 PM

To be fair, Lelah and Emma were last min invites and very hard to find nice outfits in a short period of time. I read that Emma wore Chanel.

by Anonymousreply 275September 14, 2021 2:17 PM

Yes. If only there were stores in NY that sold high-end apparel...

by Anonymousreply 276September 14, 2021 2:20 PM

Berrettini went with Ajla Tomljanovic but can't find a good picture.

by Anonymousreply 277September 14, 2021 2:21 PM

It makes sense cause she just won the US Open but Emma now has 1.8 million followers on insta.

by Anonymousreply 278September 14, 2021 2:26 PM

It helps that she's gorgeous, well-spoken and charming.

by Anonymousreply 279September 14, 2021 2:32 PM

Venus looks terrific. I am going to miss her when she retires.

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by Anonymousreply 281September 14, 2021 4:34 PM

The ability to summon your best tennis becomes increasingly difficult as you get older. All the past greats have discussed it openly. Sometimes you catch fire during a tournament and it lasts, like Sampras did at the 2002 US Open to cap his career with one final Slam win. I wasn't surprised Djokovic had an off day. It highlights why the calendar year Grand Slam is so, so difficult. I think he was crying because he knew he just could not get there no matter how hard he tried. I'm sure the pressure was part of it. It had to be, like it was for Serena several years ago. Medvedev was playing lights out tennis, particularly on his serve, so Djokovic had to be at or near his best to have a shot on Sunday.

Medvedev did what Tsitsipas couldn't at the French Open earlier this year. When up two sets to love, he just kept taking care of his serve. Not a Medvedev fan at all, but he totally deserved that first Slam trophy given the way he played and who he was playing. He believed he could win. That's what it's going to take for all these young guys to also break through. Also, I don't think Medvedev will be like Thiem. I see him winning more Slams.

by Anonymousreply 282September 14, 2021 4:50 PM

looks like they got there very late.

Do you guys watch Ajla Tomljanovic's vblog? She has a thing on tennis life, I didn't know this but I saw a few videos this year. Matteo's in it a lot obviously. there was one where she baked cookies for him and felix in Matteo's apt in Monaco, it's like a college kid's apt, bare walls and shit everywhere.

In NYC, the day he's supposed to play Novak at night, he woke up the gf for breakfast but got yelled at and she went back to sleep, he said even the cleaning lady asked if everything was OK. they missed breakfast at the hotel so they had to go out to get breakfast later in the day(this was all in the video)...doesn't sound like this guy is very organized. He also needs a better agent, his watch sponsor is capri watch. I've never even heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 283September 14, 2021 4:52 PM

Medvedev deserved the win, he also had a very easy win prior to the final and he played during the day so he had extra time to rest.

Novak played a very tough game against the german asshole and it went on very late, I'm sure he didn't even get to sleep until 3 or 4 in the morning. Plus he's older, recovery is gonna be tougher.

I just don't think they should be playing at 1 or 2 am in the morning, it's too much.

by Anonymousreply 284September 14, 2021 4:55 PM

Venus looks royal! I can't believe this bitch has been doing it on the pro tour since 1994. Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 285September 14, 2021 5:07 PM

r281, Berrettini looks sooooo much better in a suit than in tennis togs. Those legs need covering up.

Oh, and Ajla is absolutely gorgeous off-court as well.

by Anonymousreply 286September 14, 2021 5:21 PM

R272 Lorenzo has the "he has a beautiful game" appeal, but right now he is basically a clay courter that didn't make anything outside clay. And unlike Alcaraz and Sinner his game is too defensive to be effective on hardcourts and grass right now.

Of course he is young and has talent, so he'll improve. And unlike Alcaraz and Sinner who are too nice guys, Lorenzo has a big personality and has zero problems having a fight with Dan Evans which is refreshing (specially if it's not associated with smashing raquets).

There are 4 players already qualified for the next gen finals Felix, Sinner, Alcaraz and Korda, but i think Felix and Sinner have chances to qualify for the nitto finals. Alcaraz is number 21 on the race to turin rankings

by Anonymousreply 287September 14, 2021 6:08 PM

Russian asshole donated one of his tennis rackets used in the final to the Tennis Hall of Fame

by Anonymousreply 288September 14, 2021 6:48 PM

I think Med's great!

by Anonymousreply 289September 14, 2021 7:28 PM

[quote] Russian asshole donated one of his tennis rackets used in the final to the Tennis Hall of Fame

What a kind move as a future inductee.

by Anonymousreply 290September 14, 2021 8:41 PM

Musetti is sexy AF and has great legs. Good choice.

by Anonymousreply 291September 14, 2021 9:09 PM

Ajla Tomljanovic - she looks good there but I think dreamy Matteo could do better.

by Anonymousreply 292September 14, 2021 10:22 PM

I wish Matteo would fucking shave though. I HATE the scruff look

by Anonymousreply 293September 14, 2021 10:25 PM

"There is something sleazy and trashy about that family."

How? They've sat in the stands at one tennis tournament. That's all they've done.

by Anonymousreply 294September 14, 2021 10:25 PM

So do the players have to pay taxes on that big check? over 2 million bucks. I think they have to pay ny taxes, don't they?

by Anonymousreply 295September 14, 2021 10:29 PM

The definitely have to pay taxes. And I'm sure some or all of it is taken out before they even get their official check. A LOT of players have official residence in Monaco for tax reasons, but I don't think it gets them out of all tax liability.

by Anonymousreply 296September 14, 2021 10:34 PM

I found this:

"The amount of tax money a tennis player will pay on prize money will depend exclusively on the location the money was earned, made, or received. After a player competes in Wimbledon, for instance, he or she is taxed according to U.K. taxation laws – regardless of where that player is from. If that same player competes in the French Open, he or she will be taxed according to French taxation laws, and so on. After the players pay taxes to the local government where the prize money was earned, they do not have to pay income tax on it again when they return back home. "

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by Anonymousreply 297September 14, 2021 10:36 PM

more pictures of felix and matteo here last night...swipe to the fourth one.

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by Anonymousreply 298September 14, 2021 10:38 PM

Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper at USA Open men final.

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by Anonymousreply 299September 14, 2021 11:00 PM

R283 Where did you find it? I haven’t heard anything about it. Marketing fail.

by Anonymousreply 300September 14, 2021 11:25 PM

I googled him and a watch sponsor and capri watch came up. it's an italian watch company.

by Anonymousreply 301September 14, 2021 11:40 PM

Leyla is quite pretty outof her tennis togs, and that girlish dress was completely age appropriate. She went to the ball tout-seul, after all.

by Anonymousreply 302September 15, 2021 12:10 AM

toute seule r302

by Anonymousreply 303September 15, 2021 12:13 AM

R302 is Helen Keller.

by Anonymousreply 304September 15, 2021 12:15 AM

allo police?

by Anonymousreply 305September 15, 2021 12:28 AM

What work was Leylah's mom doing in California for the years they were apart?

by Anonymousreply 306September 15, 2021 2:59 AM

Maybe this is Emma's bf. He's on her Instagram.

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by Anonymousreply 307September 15, 2021 3:17 AM

Raducanu prefers to wear sneakers rather than heels and does motocross. I'm getting a tiny bit of tomboy vibes but can't tell properly.

by Anonymousreply 308September 15, 2021 3:31 AM

Google her mum's name, Irene exevea and her linked in shows up. She's a technology account manager. They live in Boynton beach Florida.

by Anonymousreply 309September 15, 2021 3:33 AM

R309 Ah thanks, that makes sense. I was wondering why she had to go to California when it could be Florida or Canada but that work must have been there.

by Anonymousreply 310September 15, 2021 3:42 AM

His dad decided they had to move to FL because that's the capital of tennis training plus it's cheap.

I don't think the dad had a real job, he's probably a house husband who took care of kids while the mom brought home the bacon.

by Anonymousreply 311September 15, 2021 3:52 AM

Wouldn't a technology account manager at least make enough money for the family to be at least middle class? In some of her interviews Leylah made it sound like her family had recently been on the bread line, having to sell off stuff and live in an apartment.

by Anonymousreply 312September 15, 2021 7:26 AM

She was the host, r268.

by Anonymousreply 313September 15, 2021 7:29 AM

I miss tennis!

by Anonymousreply 314September 15, 2021 12:20 PM

Everything about Fernandez is completely contrived.

by Anonymousreply 315September 15, 2021 1:36 PM

Her mom works for McKesson as a Technology account manager.

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by Anonymousreply 316September 15, 2021 2:05 PM

Ashleigh Barty to decide on relocated WTA Finals, says coach Tyzzer

"It's in Mexico at 1,500 metres and they're using pressureless balls," said Craig Tyzzer, coach to the world No. 1. By Kamakshi Tandon

Ashleigh Barty's coach says it will be difficult for the No. 1 to fly from Australia to play the WTA Finals, which have just been relocated to Guadalajara, Mexico.

The elite eight-player event that concludes the WTA season was initially planned to take place in in Shenzhen, China—where Barty won in her 2019 debut—but was cancelled in 2020 and had to find a new site for this season to avoid being cancelled again.

Barty's coach, Craig Tyzzer, was unsure about the altitude and conditions.

"It's in Mexico at 1,500 metres and they're using pressureless balls," he told AAP. "We were originally told it was Hong Kong and then we were told it was Prague and we hear it's in Mexico.

"I mean, it's not the greatest advertisement for the best girls in the world to be playing something they've never done before. In conditions they've never played, in a country they don't play and at altitude, I just feel it's ridiculous."

Barty is currently on vacation in Great Britain following her third-round exit at the US Open.

"She was physically and mentally exhausted," said Tyzzer. "So, I told her to just get away and have a holiday and just refresh everything."

The 25-year-old has not returned to Australia since playing the Australian Open because of the two-week quarantine requirement in the country. She is still considering playing Indian Wells, said Tyzzer, but also playing the WTA Finals could affect Barty's off-season—and potentially her start to next season.

A decision is likely this week, he added, saying, "It certainly isn't easy for us to get there and to play that event in Mexico and then to come back and have to do two weeks [quarantine] and then your summer is sort of ruined."

Barty has played 12 events this season and won four titles, and is likely to remain atop the WTA rankings regardless of whether she decides to defend her WTA Finals title.

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by Anonymousreply 317September 15, 2021 3:58 PM

His tone seems a bit rude, he pretty much all but called Guadalajara 'ghetto.' No, the conditions are not ideal, but I'm sure it was hard for a city to pick up the license for the WTA finals (Shenzhen pays $14million per year or something), knowing how low the viewership could be - and a field that won't include stars like Serena and probably not Osaka or Raducanu either. They are lucky it's being held at all after last year's disaster.

But where he has a point is that the schedule doesn't make sense. Barty would be going from Indian Wells, to Prague (indoors) for the Fed Cup finals, and then back to high altitude Guadalajara to play the next day. I fact the top 4 who have qualified for the YEC are all set to be in Prague for the BJK Cup (Barty, Sabalenka, Krejcikova, and Pliskova). Will they all pull out of one or the other?

The WTA is currently in Europe (Luxembourg, Potoroz, and then Ostrava 500) and then will go back to America (Chicago 500, Indian Wells), then back to Europe for tournaments like Kremlin Cup 500, Linz, Tenerife, Cluj-Napoca, Courmayeur, and the BJK finals in Prague. And then to fly back to Guadalajara to finish it off? Many of the players who are trying to get all the points they can to qualify for the final 8 will be wrecked. Compare it to the ATP. Laver Cup, San Diego, and Indian Wells are in North America but after that, the whole tour moves to Europe, including the ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals. One calendar makes sense, the other does not.

by Anonymousreply 318September 15, 2021 4:19 PM

I love Guadalajara but it's not a tennis town. To hold it there is ridiculous. But I guess there aren't many places with open courts.

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by Anonymousreply 319September 15, 2021 5:17 PM

They actually should just play it at Lake Nona. USTA lost a lot of money last year. It can make some of the deficit up by getting payments for hosting events. At first I was wondering why they were playing with pressureless balls at 1500 ft - which doesn't seem high enough for any issues to occur, but then realized it was 1500m - nearly 5000 feet.

by Anonymousreply 320September 15, 2021 5:29 PM

Technology Account Mangers can make serious coin.

by Anonymousreply 321September 15, 2021 5:47 PM

yeah quite rude on Barty's coach's end but the scheduling does seem difficult. I'm sure the WTA didn't have many options though after shutting down the Asian swing

by Anonymousreply 322September 15, 2021 6:13 PM

Tennys Sandgren pulled a Djokovic at the Cary Challenger in North Carolina by accidentally hitting a line umpire resulting in default from the match

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by Anonymousreply 323September 15, 2021 6:17 PM

Sandgren is a hardcore Trumper. He and Isner and Querry can fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 324September 15, 2021 6:19 PM

2nd round of Rennes, France challenger:

#158 Roman Safiullin def. Murray 6-2 4-6 6-1

by Anonymousreply 325September 15, 2021 7:37 PM

[quote]#158 Roman Safiullin def. Murray 6-2 4-6 6-1

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by Anonymousreply 326September 15, 2021 7:47 PM

More hate fucks for Judy at R326 from her lover Andy tonight.

by Anonymousreply 327September 15, 2021 8:30 PM

[quote] His tone seems a bit rude, he pretty much all but called Guadalajara 'ghetto.'

Maybe that's what the WTA needs to do to make it more compelling. Peak WTA playing in tour events all held in ghettos.

Events like WTA of Detroit, WTA of Baltimore, WTA of East St Louis, WTA of SE Washington DC, WTA of Newark, WTA of Marseille, WTA of Siberia, WTA of Manila, WTA of New Delhi, WTA of Alaska, WTA of WuFlu and WTA of Darfur. The WTA finals held in Compton with the players fighting (literally) for the Richard Williams Cup.

by Anonymousreply 328September 15, 2021 9:13 PM

And all the players fucking hung ghetto thugs for xHamster!

by Anonymousreply 329September 15, 2021 9:32 PM

I really think Misery needs to hang it up.

I say it with love.

by Anonymousreply 330September 15, 2021 9:43 PM

[quote] Events like WTA of Detroit, WTA of Baltimore, WTA of East St Louis, WTA of SE Washington DC, WTA of Newark, WTA of Marseille, WTA of Siberia, WTA of Manila, WTA of New Delhi, WTA of Alaska, WTA of WuFlu and WTA of Darfur.

Virginia Slims!

by Anonymousreply 331September 15, 2021 10:43 PM

to be fair though Murray almost beat Tsitsipas. So maybe he's just at the inconsistent stage.

by Anonymousreply 332September 15, 2021 10:44 PM

Why is no Asian Swing this year?

by Anonymousreply 333September 15, 2021 10:44 PM

R333, China canceled it.

by Anonymousreply 334September 15, 2021 10:45 PM

Archery? Mole archery?

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by Anonymousreply 335September 16, 2021 6:11 AM

[quote] And all the players fucking hung ghetto thugs for xHamster!

Aren't all the WTA players lesbians though? That's what Margaret Carpet Court always keeps saying.

by Anonymousreply 336September 16, 2021 7:00 AM

Misery needs to retire and just hate fuck Judy and K Spacey in between bouts of whining, moaning, complaining, bitching and just being the annoying cunt he is. If only it were revealed that he failed numerous drug tests between 2011 and 2017, tainting all the titles he won.

by Anonymousreply 337September 16, 2021 7:03 AM

I married my prince! My billionaire best friend!

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by Anonymousreply 338September 16, 2021 1:01 PM

"Inordinately long toilets breaks and medical timeouts at critical moments could soon be a thing of the past in men's tennis with the ATP Tour planning to impose stricter rules, a source at the men's governing body told Reuters."

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by Anonymousreply 339September 16, 2021 1:32 PM

Emma back home with her dad, whose complexion here is very fair compared to the pic at Wimbledon.

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by Anonymousreply 340September 16, 2021 3:08 PM

He seems like a pretty cool dad.

by Anonymousreply 341September 16, 2021 3:12 PM

R339 well that’s Shitsypants buggered for 2022!

by Anonymousreply 342September 16, 2021 4:09 PM

R339 The thing was there for quite some time (and there are wta queens that have a Mto everytime they are losing) but Tsitsipas made it blow out of proportion

by Anonymousreply 343September 16, 2021 6:16 PM

Let's hope this new ruling is only for the ATP.

by Anonymousreply 344September 16, 2021 6:19 PM

If Daddy Tsitsi wants to disappear into the toilet for some action I wonder how many in DL would volunteer to follow him.

by Anonymousreply 345September 16, 2021 7:01 PM

And, r399, who’s the only player in that article who sides with Tsitsipas? Our very own much loved Novaxx. It’s like he is instinctively drawn to the dark side.

by Anonymousreply 346September 16, 2021 9:45 PM

Obviously I meant r339.

by Anonymousreply 347September 16, 2021 9:46 PM

Um, I um went to like the Met um Gala. Did you all like um see?

by Anonymousreply 348September 16, 2021 9:50 PM

Neigh-on-meeeee at R348, girl, no one was looking at you. No one even noticed you there. Queen Serena graced the Ball by her presence and all eyes were on her and Princess Venus. The more basic fans were drooling over that Russkie drug cheat cunt. Let me say it again. No one noticed you. OK?

By the way where were you that night? Crying in the bathroom while that Canadian chick with the gigantic forehead was cleaning all the toilets? Anna's staff were regretting hiring that Lay-Low-Lah thang as assistant trainee maid for the evening. She just kept arguing all night, picking fights with everyone and trying to pose for photos. When she tried to pose with Queen Serena, I looked at her kindly and said "Fernando, adjust my train and dust the floor. And then go clean up the mess in the lobby you created when you attacked that British thing causing her knee to bleed again."

Sayonara, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 349September 17, 2021 5:21 AM

osaka is busy promoting her skin care line, she posted a pic of herself on insta, saying she's sleep deprived.

She spends more time on all these side projects than tennis, no wonder she was beaten by an unknown player at the USO

by Anonymousreply 350September 17, 2021 5:25 AM

I don't think she wants to be a tennis player anymore. I bet she'd love to quit. Another player who doesn't seem to like tennis anymore? Kenin. She's pulled out of the upcoming Chicago tournament now. Meaning she didn't go to the Olympics, Montreal, Cincinnati, and the USO. Her last match was Wimbledon when she lost to Brengle.

Kenin seems to be struggling with that she won the AO but hasn't had great results since.

by Anonymousreply 351September 17, 2021 5:31 AM

Didn't Kenin Kardenne pull out of the USA Open because she got Covid?

by Anonymousreply 352September 17, 2021 5:40 AM

A player worth her salt would try a comeback at the venerable and reputable Virginia Slims of East St Louis.

by Anonymousreply 353September 17, 2021 5:40 AM

R353 = Pampers Shriver, shitting her diapers at the prospect of playing in a black neighborhood and not having any old Repug lezzies in the stands to cruise and seduce.

by Anonymousreply 354September 17, 2021 5:47 AM

R350, I just recently learned that Osaka was home-schooled. That's like growing up blind-folded. It might explain, to a degree, her "help me, this isn't my native planet" affect.

by Anonymousreply 355September 17, 2021 6:22 AM

Naomi was Met Gala co-host so some people were looking at her out of necessity, but Emma R is so much cuter and has a nice personality to boot. She also calls the Queen "Her Majesty", with no irony.

by Anonymousreply 356September 17, 2021 6:43 AM

The funny thing about Osaka, who seems to be getting more attention right now for not playing, is that she is actually a great player. It's not like she is an Anna Kournikova, who was famous for being famous and actually more hype than substance.

Naomi has won more big titles than anyone besides Vee and Ree on the tour right now. If she got herself together and started to play like her old self again, no reason she couldn't at least match Granny Vee's record.

by Anonymousreply 357September 17, 2021 6:44 AM

I saw a picture where the co-chairs had to speak on stage...I wonder if that gave her a lot of anxiety. It was a picture of her reading from an index card in her hands and some other co-hair 6 feet from her.

I think she's a great player too, she can definitely beat the teenagers no problem but she needs to get in shape and proper fitness. She has the skills and talent but no will. what a fucking waste. I hope she wakes the fuck up before too late.

is kim clijsters making a comeback?

by Anonymousreply 358September 17, 2021 6:55 AM

I think Kournikova DID have substance. It's unfortunate she didn't win any singles titles, but she was often in the mix. She was no slouch, no easy win for any top player. She defeated Graf on a grass court. She had much doubles success.

by Anonymousreply 359September 17, 2021 11:03 AM

"I think she's a great player too, she can definitely beat the teenagers no problem" - is that why Fernandez beat her, r358?

by Anonymousreply 360September 17, 2021 12:38 PM

R360 He's saying that if Osaka focused on tennis, she would beat them. But she's distracted by her other commitments like sponsors and the Met Gala, doesn't want to play grass/clay, isn't really committed to tennis..

by Anonymousreply 361September 17, 2021 12:46 PM

Actually r361, he said if she got into shape and was fully fit, but that's a problem for a lot of women players: aggressive baseline play based on muscle rather than an all-round game that requires greater nimbleness.

by Anonymousreply 362September 17, 2021 1:36 PM

I am co-hair.

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