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The third Masters 1000 of the year, and the first one on clay, is here. Most of the top ranked players are there. No WTA this week but Fed Cup during the weekend: Germany vs Czechia, France vs USA and a bunch of playoff ties.
This edition of tennis talk will likely be the final one, at least from me. Activity has been so low lately that I don't see any point in continuing. But it was a good run, wasn't it?

These threads are weekly threads with just tennis talk: match talk, past, current or upcoming events in tennis etc. Spamming (including muggy politics talk) and general sports talk can be done elsewhere such as the usual megathreads, current one is called It's time for S/OT 6.
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Report wisewords April 18, 2018 3:34 PM BST
Surprised
Report wisewords April 18, 2018 4:12 PM BST
what a machine this Nadal guy is. he's pretty good!
Report wisewords April 18, 2018 4:14 PM BST
is Roger Federer scared of him?
Report GRANTCKING April 18, 2018 4:15 PM BST

Apr 18, 2018 -- 4:14PM, wisewords wrote:


is Roger Federer scared of him?


petrified

Report wisewords April 18, 2018 4:20 PM BST
Rafa's on fire, Roger Federer's terrified!
Report mesmerised April 18, 2018 4:34 PM BST
Novak v Nadal Quarter Final. Will see where Djokovic is really at.

On one hand it's a good sign he overcame a very inform player in straights but on the other it's a bad sign he wasted 9 match points. When was the last time he ever needed that many to finish a match.
Report n88uk April 18, 2018 8:01 PM BST
Djokovic will beat Thiem?
Report wisewords April 18, 2018 8:09 PM BST
nope
Report mesmerised April 18, 2018 8:59 PM BST
he'll beat Thiem
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 12:15 AM BST

leefee 18 Apr 18 13:19 Joined: 23 Oct 05 | Topic/replies: 26,058 | Blogger: leefee's blog
Find tennis nowadays to be erratic

Dont make consistent profit like i used to...... I think there are no real standout players anymore, they are all much of a muchness to me

Pretty much any or every match can turn into a crapshoot no matter who is playing


Could not have summarized it better. A 100% the same situation pour moi.
Report caramba April 19, 2018 12:47 PM BST
Thiem breaks.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 1:33 PM BST
Seems Thiem's mental issues are growing every year. Absolute garbage on key points or when it comes to finnish a job.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 1:35 PM BST
This match could be a turning point and a massive confidence booster for Novak.
Report SabineIsGOAT April 19, 2018 1:57 PM BST
Wasn't Thiem 40-15 serving for the first set? wasn't paying much attention to it
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:05 PM BST
Yep and had bps in almost every game since start. Stopped counting all the virtual and real set points he had. SOmething like 15 or more.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:06 PM BST
When you have the game on clay he has, then this must be considered the biggest mug show of the year. Even Dimitrov in his old days would not have lost that set.
Report caramba April 19, 2018 2:11 PM BST
Djoko back to playing top 5/top 10 tennis now at least, but shouldn't have anything against Rafa.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:14 PM BST
he's definitely on his back way
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:14 PM BST
but Thiem is going to win
Report caramba April 19, 2018 2:22 PM BST
haven't heard that muggy WE ARE TENNIS song in a while, before today.
Report SabineIsGOAT April 19, 2018 2:24 PM BST
shoulda been easy straight sets for thiem
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:28 PM BST
Crazy Dom
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:28 PM BST
lol that shot was high quality
Report SabineIsGOAT April 19, 2018 2:33 PM BST
kugel 1.12 busted
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:33 PM BST
delight for Dimitrov
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:33 PM BST
What do you think about khachanov, can he give Nadal some opposition later ?
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:34 PM BST
maybe a set if he comes out of the blocks flying, but Nadal will win eventually.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:35 PM BST
Im always inpressed the way khachanov is able to wipe the floor with most mugs out there in 250 events, but showing up in the big events...that seems to be a big ? for him.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:42 PM BST
Gasman looks too low. That victory over schwartzmann doesnt mean much. The argie mug was a shadow ag Pella already, since he won in Rio tbh.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 2:51 PM BST
can M Zverev play on this surface?
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:57 PM BST
Sure he can, he made the final in geneva last year, and somehow beat pouille last round here. I dont trust gasman more than pouille on any surface.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 2:58 PM BST
Classic joker, letting thiem back twice in a row from 40-15 up, couldnt defend the 2nd time.
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 3:00 PM BST
Looks like theim will finally be able to do the job he should have finnished an hour ago.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 3:08 PM BST

Apr 19, 2018 -- 2:14PM, wisewords wrote:


but Thiem is going to win


and there we go. Djokovic gubbed:

1.14              £276
1.15              £12,234
1.16              £14,727
1.17              £3,133
1.18              £4,331
1.19              £113,454
1.20              £45,278

really enjoyed that one, it's great when things go so smoothly.

Report Angela Rebecchi April 19, 2018 3:08 PM BST
1.14            £276
1.15            £12,234
1.16            £14,727
1.17            £3,133
1.18            £4,331
1.19            £113,454
1.2            £45,278
1.21            £34,309
1.22    £62        £35,357
1.23            £58,553
1.24            £107,932
1.25            £94,831


DJOKO BUSTED ! CoolCool
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 3:09 PM BST
Djoker is going to bust many more before market accepts he is not a machine anymore.
Report caramba April 19, 2018 3:23 PM BST
I see Milos withdrew.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 3:45 PM BST
indeed he did. Nadal v Karen and then that'll do for me today
Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 3:45 PM BST
Nadal's hair looks thicker, might of had it seen to
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 3:56 PM BST
Dont understand why all these mugs try to break just to give it back in 4 straight points.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 3:58 PM BST
Karen isn't doing much breaking
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 4:02 PM BST
thought more about gasgay Crazy
Report thepunter April 19, 2018 4:04 PM BST
gasgay fits perfectly the definition of a motherf....
Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 4:12 PM BST
Wonder if bottle job Federer is watching
Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 4:16 PM BST
Hackchenov was looking dead and buried at 4-1, back on serve
Report dlarssonf April 19, 2018 4:25 PM BST
I see henri Lecunt is still a head melter
Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 4:34 PM BST
he's off his rocker, Marcus had to tell him to calm down lol
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 4:54 PM BST

Apr 19, 2018 -- 4:16PM, mesmerised wrote:


Hackchenov was looking dead and buried at 4-1, back on serve


now is he dead and buried enough for you?

Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 5:12 PM BST
it was an observation you tart, not a wish.
Report wisewords April 19, 2018 5:13 PM BST
temper temper.
Report mesmerised April 19, 2018 5:35 PM BST
no last post was an observation tooLaugh
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 12:08 PM BST
If a set was first to 100 games, the Muffin would still find a way to bust 99-0 up. What a weak mental era.
Report leefee April 20, 2018 12:15 PM BST
Can Thiem stop Rafa today?
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 12:34 PM BST
Dont think so. Lost too much energy yesterday in a match which should have been a formality.
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 12:47 PM BST
Looks like a 6-1 6-2, maybe worse if thiem cant find his 1st serve.
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 12:52 PM BST
1,18 was probably the highest SP for the whole clay court season you will see on Nadal.
Report bb66 April 20, 2018 12:58 PM BST
no wonder, Nadull skips the the whole rest of the season only to win MC, Barc, Madrid, Rome and RG
Report mesmerised April 20, 2018 1:10 PM BST
You might want to look at his record last year, he played the whole season.
Report GRANTCKING April 20, 2018 1:45 PM BST
Cool
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 3:37 PM BST
Of course this japanese mugger has not a better idea than trying to break himself against a one legged cilic.
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 3:58 PM BST
Sushi 1,01 on double mp. 5-5 now 2nd set.
Report thepunter April 20, 2018 4:17 PM BST
Weak weak era, full of muppets and midgets.
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 12:38 PM BST
Big Osty GOATing.
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 12:58 PM BST
Osty mugging huge now and getting annoyed with line calls.
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 2:40 PM BST
Nadal has won 33 straight sets on clay, in which no-one even got to 5 games in.
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 2:51 PM BST
33 is his most consecutive sets won on clay ever too (previous record 32).
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:01 PM BST

Apr 21, 2018 -- 2:40PM, n88uk wrote:


Nadal has won 33 straight sets on clay, in which no-one even got to 5 games in.


5 games in?

Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 4:05 PM BST
Coco v Kiki - hopefully there is no winner
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 4:05 PM BST
No-one won 5 games in any of those sets. 6-4 closest set.
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:07 PM BST
Isn't it 27 sets in a row he's currently won since losing to Thiem in Rome last year?
Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 4:08 PM BST
no its 33
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:10 PM BST
I must be missing a tournament, he's won 8 sets here so far in Monte Carlo, and won 19 at French Open, Carreno Busta match incomplete.

Before FO there was Rome ?
Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 4:13 PM BST
Davis cup
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:16 PM BST
Oh yeah thanks, I'l get my coat.
Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 4:24 PM BST
nah don't you are needed palWink
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:25 PM BST
Cool
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 4:31 PM BST
Sharapova vs Garcia R1 next week.
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 4:35 PM BST
Kerber vs Kvitova R1.
Report caramba April 21, 2018 4:35 PM BST
**** petition to fast forward to grass season (men's). ****
Report mesmerised April 21, 2018 4:37 PM BST
petition to to abolish the grass season and turn it into clay, either way the tour favours hard court players.
Report caramba April 21, 2018 4:39 PM BST
they already did that with Wimbledon Sad
Report n88uk April 21, 2018 4:52 PM BST

Apr 21, 2018 -- 4:35PM, caramba wrote:


**** petition to fast forward to grass season (men's). ****


Very early in clay season for this.

Report dlarssonf April 21, 2018 5:09 PM BST
Yep get rid of the grass , mug surface for ball bashers .... I suppose we have middle sunday to look forward to CryCryCry
Report caramba April 21, 2018 5:13 PM BST
Errani doing a TMTO.
Report n88uk April 22, 2018 10:48 AM BST
Osty dragging Latvia back into the tie with her supreme skill.
Report n88uk April 22, 2018 11:17 AM BST
Kvitova free yen to beat Kerber.
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 2:17 PM BST
Good to see Nishikori back to this level
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 2:32 PM BST
Will anyone ever get to 5 games on clay against Nadal again ?
Report dlarssonf April 22, 2018 3:17 PM BST
Petchey trying to suggest the swiss coward would give rafa a game on clay , when will the media ever cope on to this fraud , its sickening
Report caramba April 22, 2018 8:48 PM BST
FYI, I won't be doing these weekly threads after this. If someone else wants to do them, you are welcome to do so. I will probably do them for Roland Garros and Wimbledon to see if there's enough interest for big events like that.
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 9:21 PM BST
The Tennis forum is DEAD.

Long live the Tennis forum.

Will probably do them whilst I'm here inc slams.

I'm not fishing when I say this, but the regulars here are too blame, there's no reason to post tennis stuff in the spam thread when you've gone to the trouble of making these.
Report caramba April 22, 2018 9:38 PM BST
Ideally, all tennis stuff should be here, but with just the regulars posting on this forum you can also argue there's not much point that the same people should post in two different threads instead of one. Even you posted tennis stuff in spam thread earlier. And I do it to sometimes. If it's just the same five people posting it doesn't really matter if the tt threads gets 20, 200 or 1000 posts in a week. Anyway, good to hear you'll continue with them.
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 9:50 PM BST
only really posted there to get a quicker reply as this was inactive.

but tbh I'm almost past the point of caring and debating the issue.

I shall bump the pure tennis talking thread instead as I'll probably forget to make weekly one's and am not here all year to do so.

Still, a shame these weekly one's are ending. All stories etc.
Report n88uk April 22, 2018 9:52 PM BST
I will start weekly ones if you like.
Report n88uk April 22, 2018 9:54 PM BST
Started for next week.
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 9:55 PM BST
oh good, now we have two ffs
Report n88uk April 22, 2018 9:56 PM BST
You just bumped an old thread, hardly matters.
Report mesmerised April 22, 2018 9:56 PM BST
I just said I will bump the pure thread to use and then you make a weekly one 2 minutes later

nevermind, as long as one is being used.
Report nofx April 23, 2018 9:22 AM BST

Apr 22, 2018 -- 8:48PM, caramba wrote:


FYI, I won't be doing these weekly threads after this. If someone else wants to do them, you are welcome to do so. I will probably do them for Roland Garros and Wimbledon to see if there's enough interest for big events like that.


Love Thank you for all the memories


I volunteer to do Indian Wells

Report nofx April 23, 2018 9:29 AM BST

Apr 22, 2018 -- 9:21PM, mesmerised wrote:


The Tennis forum is DEAD.Long live the Tennis forum.Will probably do them whilst I'm here inc slams.I'm not fishing when I say this, but the regulars here are too blame, there's no reason to post tennis stuff in the spam thread when you've gone to the trouble of making these.


betfar foremost is to blame. sabotage

and 'social' media. all the forums are on deathbed. unless they're about naked japanese preteens in cartoon form or something. even reddit has adopted the mobile stupidity now

then the global recession that never ended

captain snowflake somehow


then and only then do we blame Aaron

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