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caramba
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It's Aussie Open time! The plan is for this to be a weekly thread with just tennis talk: match talk, current events in tennis etc. Spamming (including muggy politics talk) and other sports talk can be done elsewhere such as the usual megathreads, current one is called Spam/OT thread. Good luck with this tournament and remember: #sleepisfortheweak
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Report edy January 29, 2017 9:01 AM GMT
no
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 9:08 AM GMT
the place is dead for this one too then
Report caramba January 29, 2017 9:09 AM GMT
DEY TOOWK OUERR STREM?
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 9:10 AM GMT
i'm watching a cool HD stream on me tv
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 9:21 AM GMT
morrillo
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 9:31 AM GMT
Nadal in
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 9:31 AM GMT
4
Report Angela Rebecchi January 29, 2017 9:41 AM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 2:33AM, caramba wrote:


found a picture of DStyle and a mate of his:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3UqUEVUoAQx7Oo.jpg


Is that genuine? Great that he is there to see the magic.

Report caramba January 29, 2017 9:43 AM GMT
sadly not. (he was hating on that shirt Mirka wore during the Stan match)
Report caramba January 29, 2017 9:43 AM GMT
woohoo, Nando's finally got a working stream back up. only missed a set because of this muggery.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 29, 2017 9:43 AM GMT
Argh! Would have been great!
Report caramba January 29, 2017 10:02 AM GMT
*** petition for Roger to learn how to volley ***
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 10:16 AM GMT
this Nadal guy sucks
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:48 AM GMT
When is the final? They're showing some repeat
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 10:49 AM GMT
oh heyyyyyyyy noffy
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:50 AM GMT
hola aaron! - heil Drumpf - how are you doing?
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 10:52 AM GMT
not bad, u?
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 10:52 AM GMT
everyone else hiding in the match thread or edy is in the spam one
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:53 AM GMT
peachy, feel 8 years younger since i woke up
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:54 AM GMT
yeah you have multiple spam threads now very cool
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:54 AM GMT
this one seemed least like footbal forum
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 10:57 AM GMT
which one seemed most like tinnis
Report nofx January 29, 2017 10:59 AM GMT
no idea really too early to tell
Report aaronh January 29, 2017 11:02 AM GMT
damn
Report caramba January 29, 2017 11:05 AM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 4:54AM, nofx wrote:


yeah you have multiple spam threads now very cool


this one is not a spam thread. only tennis talk in here.

Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:08 AM GMT
could've fooled me
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:09 AM GMT
heya caramba :)
Report edy January 29, 2017 11:19 AM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 2:36AM, edy wrote:


Hope James Keothavong has the balls and integrity to prevent Federer from taking one of his famous tactical medical timeouts.


for fook's sake James. No balls

Report caramba January 29, 2017 11:20 AM GMT
Happy
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:21 AM GMT
imagine Roger is having his buttocks massaged right now
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:23 AM GMT
I applaud you thread effort but it is making me schism
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:30 AM GMT
cool catch in the main thread though. in a fed nadal match no less. nostalgia rules
Report caramba January 29, 2017 11:42 AM GMT
it's quite easy:
tennis talk thread: only tennis talk
spam/ot thread: same as old megafreds, everything goes including tennis

match freds are kind of dead these days, but are done for big matches, so for these you get the rare occurence of tennis discussion being divided into multiple threads.

since this phorum is not moderated, it's hard to get it to work perfectly, but I think it's an improvement over what it was like before.
Report winningthought January 29, 2017 11:48 AM GMT
Still angling for the moderator job caramba. Don't worry, you get my vote Silly
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:48 AM GMT
not quite the segregation i intended, but not bad ;p
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 11:52 AM GMT
Moderating this place would be a nightmare.
Report edy January 29, 2017 11:58 AM GMT
So very "injured". What a dirty and disgusting player Federer is. It's a dirty victory.
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:59 AM GMT
rulebook here allows for easy moderating. could have half of it banned in a day if ruled with iron authoritarian fist
Report nofx January 29, 2017 11:59 AM GMT
some class this mountain people
Report nofx January 29, 2017 12:00 PM GMT
oh no Petko is doing a thing
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:02 PM GMT
It's a tarnished victory. Not something to be proud about for Federer.
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:06 PM GMT
So so injured
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:12 PM GMT
So injured
Report nofx January 29, 2017 12:12 PM GMT
this damn servebot
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:13 PM GMT
The linejudges are in on it to by purposefully calling that out to give Federer a new first serve
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:14 PM GMT
too
Report edy January 29, 2017 12:15 PM GMT
cheat
Report nofx January 29, 2017 12:17 PM GMT
double bp.. disappointing as far as finals goes
Report nofx January 29, 2017 12:24 PM GMT
why are we in Chinese?
Report lewisham ranger January 29, 2017 12:25 PM GMT
18 slams, not bad for a flat track bully huh johnny? Wink
Report caramba January 29, 2017 12:31 PM GMT
Rafa the comedian.
Report tof January 29, 2017 12:36 PM GMT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7FhU-G1_Q      putting your ignorance into perspective dori ... you are definitely the woos in the sky blu Tshirt
Report caramba January 29, 2017 1:02 PM GMT
so final thoughts on the Aussie Open? For me men's was GOAT (several 5 set thrillers including both SF's and Final and my fave player winning the whole thing) and women's was dissappointing with Venus's and MLB's runs the only highlights.
Report caramba January 29, 2017 1:03 PM GMT
I suppose CoCo was a bright spot too, but I'm sure she'll be back to mugging soon.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:10 PM GMT
CoCo will do nothing. Just go back to usual level.
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:11 PM GMT
coco seems like quite an arrongant person
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:12 PM GMT
The men's events was very good. The women's event not so much. And as you know I'm not someone to blindly say that. But there was nothing in the women's side really. It was obvious Serena would stroll to the title after the semi's, and there were no good match ups and few good matches in the end.

Men's event benefited from Nadal and Federer making final and constantly involved in 5 setters. Quality doesn't even necessarily have to be top notch for it to be interesting. Eg. I wouldn't say today was anywhere near highest quality, was it interesting though? Yes. And that's a quality Murray vs Djoko finals often lack. They can go 5, but you aren't really enthralled into the match.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:13 PM GMT
Even Venus run, fairytale as it was, she played pretty much nobody to do it. If she'd been knocking off top players might have been more fairytale, but I didn't think her level was really that high, just she had the right draw to make the run.
Report caramba January 29, 2017 1:16 PM GMT
hard to knock off top players with WTA at the muggy state it is in now
Report Journeyman January 29, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
Great tournament and Roger immense today. The real story was Dimitrov, very consistent and seems to have added the focus and tenacity now to be a multiple slam winner, and soon.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
Yer that's true. But the problem is it turns into like who is the lucky dip that ends up in the section this draw.
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
Even when Azarenka, Screamer and BIg Foot are back, Serena will still dominate them, Only when she retires will it return to being competitive, which will probably make it look better.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:22 PM GMT
It's already competitive beyond Serena, problem is it's too competitive.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:23 PM GMT
Serena won't dominate for much longer. Serena wasn't even that outstanding here. She didn't have to be, none of her opposition really tested her. You don't know if she had another gear to go to (something she definitely lacked through most of last year) because it was never needed. This is because players aren't performing.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:23 PM GMT
I mean Kerber looked an upset waiting to happen from R1.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:23 PM GMT
Muguruza's fold was pretty disappointing.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:24 PM GMT
And most the other top seeds the less said the better.
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:24 PM GMT
Serena won't dominate for much longer

Im sure you said this years ago.

but I'm talking about what matters, winning the slams, that's not really competitive.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:24 PM GMT
Serena won 1 last year? That's not dominating the slams is it.
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:25 PM GMT
Well last few years as a whole, there is nobody that has dominated her
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:27 PM GMT
Yer but she's clearly waning now. It's just she was that much better than everybody in the first place.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:28 PM GMT
Serena wasn't even tested this AO, but she was there to be tested a number of times, her opponents just didn't bring it to the court. It's hard to say if any of her opponents really thought they could win. She basically front run every match. Konta went up a break in the 2nd, but it was more Serena mugging than Konta doing anything special.
Report caramba January 29, 2017 1:29 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 7:21AM, Journeyman wrote:


Great tournament and Roger immense today. The real story was Dimitrov, very consistent and seems to have added the focus and tenacity now to be a multiple slam winner, and soon.


Agreed about Grigor. Hope he can keep it up. Even in the defeat against Rafa, he showed qualities I hadn't seen from him before.

Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:31 PM GMT
What is clear about her waning, she's only winning in 3rd gear because none of the players in her way can even get past that, that doesn't mean she's on the way down it means she doesn't even need to step up, which players are going to start dominating her, I can only see Muguruza in the long term and that's if they play a few times on clay.
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 1:31 PM GMT
Pliskova destroyed her impressively at USO.
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:33 PM GMT
PliskovaLaugh

desstroyed her in a second set tie break?

You can't think long term Pliskova is the answer to stopping her domination
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 1:33 PM GMT
If Pliskova is the answer I don't know what the question is
Report SabineIsGOAT January 29, 2017 1:52 PM GMT
Pat Cash was seething when Federer took the mto about mto's in general

said a lot of the older guys dislike the thought of them and they are mainly used for cheating or to help with tiredness rather than injury
Report edy January 29, 2017 1:54 PM GMT
I'm still enraged
Report n88uk January 29, 2017 3:13 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 7:33AM, mesmerised wrote:


Pliskovadesstroyed her in a second set tie break?You can't think long term Pliskova is the answer to stopping her domination


How many years can Serena keep up her level though?

Report wisewords January 29, 2017 3:28 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 7:54AM, edy wrote:


I'm still enraged


co?

Report GRANTCKING January 29, 2017 3:33 PM GMT
how did that bird get DQ'd
Report morrillo January 29, 2017 3:34 PM GMT
No Idea must of been unsportsmanlike conduct
Report GRANTCKING January 29, 2017 3:34 PM GMT
weird
Report GRANTCKING January 29, 2017 3:34 PM GMT
one of my friends had her in a bet and was settled as a loser, he thught he would get a void
Report GRANTCKING January 29, 2017 3:34 PM GMT
hes seething haha
Report edy January 29, 2017 3:36 PM GMT
Who was DQ'd?
Report edy January 29, 2017 3:36 PM GMT
oh, Martincova
Report GRANTCKING January 29, 2017 3:37 PM GMT
edy ur a genius, find out why
Report morrillo January 29, 2017 3:45 PM GMT
Tennis traders in betfair won't settle the market. FFs
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 3:47 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 9:13AM, n88uk wrote:


Jan 29, 2017 --  1:33PM, mesmerised wrote:Pliskovadesstroyed her in a second set tie break?You can't think long term Pliskova is the answer to stopping her dominationHow many years can Serena keep up her level though?


that's been asked for about 5 years, I think her next goal will be to win 25, surpass Margeret Court, not that that record is meaningful in real terms, but it's probably her goal.

No idea how her body actually feels but she is moving well enough so who knows.

Report edy January 29, 2017 4:05 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 9:37AM, GRANTCKING wrote:


edy ur a genius, find out why


From tennisforum

Mertens signalled to the chair that she wanted a MTO, Martincova panicked, thought French Open qualifying was up next and threw her racquet at the umpire to be defaulted before Mertens could retire. Then Mertens said works every time, which started a brawl between the respective teams. True story.

Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 4:16 PM GMT
Laugh
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 4:16 PM GMT
gotta see footage of that
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 4:19 PM GMT
it was probably just a normal racquet smash that nearly hit someone
Report morrillo January 29, 2017 4:33 PM GMT
How did that Ignatik mug get to the final?
Report nofx January 29, 2017 4:55 PM GMT
ve put up footage in the other thread mes
Report edy January 29, 2017 5:27 PM GMT

Jan 29, 2017 -- 10:19AM, mesmerised wrote:


it was probably just a normal racquet smash that nearly hit someone


official reason is given as verbal abuse of an official. Maybe she threatened to shove a ****g ball down a linejudge's throat.

Report nofx January 29, 2017 5:32 PM GMT
always wanted to see someone knock over that umpire stairs with an umpire on it
Report mesmerised January 29, 2017 5:34 PM GMT
probably wanted to be DQ'd, have you seen how many retirements she's had, probably becoming suspicious so went for a different option.
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