Tennis anyone?

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on July 23, 2023, 12:28:37 PMIt was on in the evening over here - when we got back from hiking/visiting places.
O.k., so glad that you weren't using your time away on a sunny day to watch tennis.   ;)

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A bit of interesting news:  Novak has decided to pass on competing at the Roger's Cup (a 1,000 event in Canada) citing fatigue.  Next event that he will play at is the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, OH.  Think that that one starts on Aug. 14th.  Carlitos, meanwhile, will be defending the points that he won last year in Canada and hoping to add to them...and then will be heading on to Cinci.

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Anyone here watching any of the tennis from the US Open?

There's currently a very good match between Dimitrov and Murray.

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LKB

Well, l was rooting for Andy. I hope he decides to return next year.
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Quote from: LKB on September 01, 2023, 04:00:51 AMWell, l was rooting for Andy. I hope he decides to return next year.
I was too.  Still it was good to see Grigor back playing a high level of tennis.  His is a very elegant style which is enjoyable to watch.  A good match by both; I particularly enjoyed the first few games of the first set.  Loved to see how they clicked rackets in passing after some remarkable shots on both ends including the amazing get by Andy to finish the point.  Love to see good sportsmanship.  :)

Some big upsets on the men's side early on:  Tsitsipas is out along with Ruud.  On the women's side, I did notice that Wozniacki, who decided to return to tennis after (I believe) being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, took out Kvitova and is now into round 3.

Sad to see that John Isner is now retiring.  Jack Sock (with whom he played doubles and had a good run in that area) is retiring too--but moving on to pickle ball.

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Pretty amazing that Novak D. now has won 24 grand slams.  Must admit (and nothing against Danil M.), but I was hoping that the final would have been between Novak and Carlitos A. as Carlitos has a much larger set of tools (as in skills) at his disposal and thought that this would make for a more competitive final.

Delighted for Coco G. to have won her first final--and at such a young age too.  She's the first teenager to have won it since Serena W. did.

Did anyone else here watch any of the tennis finals?  If so, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.  :)

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I've managed to watch some of the matches from Indian Wells (a 1000 event).  Yesterday, there was something that I hadn't seen before:  a bee swarm which stopped the match between Alcaraz and Zverev for almost two hours!  This guy was a hero (including safely rescuing the bees and releasing them into--from what I understand--hives that he has).  Amazed that he wasn't wearing any kind of protective suit!

https://www.atptour.com/en/news/beekeeper-gets-alcaraz-zverev-back-on-court-in-indian-wells

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Monte-Carlo

Clay season....  :) Loved this video about the best shots at M-C. (over the years).   Great shots and also really appreciated the what I think were honestly genuine comments in appreciation of the shots.  As an aside, I hadn't seen the shot of Novak on his knees--after a brutal 85 shot rally which Nadal won.  :o  Kudos to Novak and others for their comments on Nadal's special shots and the other ones which they saw. ❤️

https://www.atptour.com/en/video/best-plays-of-montecarlo-relive-unforgettable-shots-including-nadaldjokovic-stunner
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Nadal returns to clay today (in Barcelona)!  Hoping that he stays injury free from now on--particularly as, he said, that this would be his last year playing tennis.  He's up next after the match between Rublev and Nakashima is over.  It could either be quite soon (if Nakashima wins this tiebreak) or after a third set.
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LKB

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 16, 2024, 06:30:39 AMNadal returns to clay today (in Barcelona)!  Hoping that he stays injury free from now on--particularly as, he said, that this would be his last year playing tennis.  He's up next after the match between Rublev and Nakashima is over.  It could either be quite soon (if Nakashima wins this tiebreak) or after a third set.

Go Rafa!  :D
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

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Quote from: LKB on April 16, 2024, 12:12:54 PMGo Rafa!  :D
Wait, but "cheesy face emoji"?  Do you have respect for him as a player and as a person?  Sorry, but I'm a bit confused here as to what you're saying.  :(

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Quote from: LKB on April 16, 2024, 12:12:54 PMGo Rafa!  :D
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 16, 2024, 12:40:23 PMWait, but "cheesy face emoji"?  Do you have respect for him as a player and as a person?  Sorry, but I'm a bit confused here as to what you're saying.  :(

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Sorry, but I'm not fluent in emoji-speak.  :-[

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LKB

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 16, 2024, 04:37:39 PMSorry, but I'm not fluent in emoji-speak.  :-[

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No worries PD. Rest assured, l am always on Rafa's side. ;)
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The main draws for Roland Garros were picked today and oh boy, there are some dozies for the first round including Murray vs. Wawrinka.  The biggest shocker:  Rafa Nadal faces off Sasha Zverev!   :o

On the women's side:  Naomi Osaka (currently unseeded), if she makes it through her first round, could face Iga S. in round two.

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Apparently, 2024 might not be the final year of Nadal's career?  In any event, a mind boggling next couple of days in terms of just the men's tennis....

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Anyone here watching the semi-final between Alcaraz and Sinner?  I came in part way (just before Sinner was apparently dealing with cramping issues in his right--serving--hand).

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Well, for those who might read this thread (and also to some of whom perhaps don't respond?), there's a new documentary which is only available on Amazon Prime.  It's of Roger Federer called "Federer: Final Twelve Days."  It comes out on this Friday.  FWIW, Amazon does also give a free 30 intro to their subscription.

There are several previews online.

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LKB

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on June 18, 2024, 11:42:54 AMWell, for those who might read this thread (and also to some of whom perhaps don't respond?), there's a new documentary which is only available on Amazon Prime.  It's of Roger Federer called "Federer: Final Twelve Days."  It comes out on this Friday.  FWIW, Amazon does also give a free 30 intro to their subscription.

There are several previews online.

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Thanks PD, l have Prime and will certainly look it up.  8)
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Quote from: LKB on June 19, 2024, 06:09:12 AMThanks PD, l have Prime and will certainly look it up.  8)
Excellent!   :) Here's a preview:


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