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mesmerised
13 Jul 18 10:26
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Take 52.

They're literally inseparable, no favourite, I'd plump for the better grass court player now he appears to no longer be away with the fairies, Novak.
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Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:24 PM BST
Surely likes of Ben don't seriously think this match right now is bad for tennis. Especially at a Wimbledon where it's struggled to get headlines because of the World Cup.
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:24 PM BST
Like Nadal vs Del Potro got very little coverage because of its timing.
Report doridoru July 14, 2018 3:24 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:19PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:15PM, n88uk wrote:Ben is seething huge on Twitter atm. But I have no idea what he thinks should have happened.guy sounds like a proper soyboy


100% MASSIVE REMAIN VOTER/TRUMP HATER/LENTIL SOUP LOVER

Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:25 PM BST
NO WAY YOUR BOY CAN WIN, NOLE IS TOO FIT TOO STRONG
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:25 PM BST
ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:25 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:24PM, doridoru wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:19PM, GRANTCKING wrote:Jul 14, 2018 --  3:15PM, n88uk wrote:Ben is seething huge on Twitter atm. But I have no idea what he thinks should have happened.guy sounds like a proper soyboy100% MASSIVE REMAIN VOTER/TRUMP HATER/LENTIL SOUP LOVER


LENTIL SOUPLove

Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:27 PM BST
Ben is the mug who said Paire was basically a cripple and might pull out of his R1 match here, won 3-0
Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:27 PM BST
Cry
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:27 PM BST
IS THIS A ATTITUDE FRONT COVER? OR THE SEMIS AT WIMBLEDON? COMMITTE REALLY SHOULD DOCK SOME POINTS FOR NADLAS AOPPEARANCE
Report doridoru July 14, 2018 3:28 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report england_v_south_afri July 14, 2018 3:28 PM BST
Keep laying the receiver at odds on
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:28 PM BST
Not really enjoying the sweat clad chest of Rafa tbh but I can see why he has so many supporters on here
Report pauliow July 14, 2018 3:28 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:27PM, bobweenit wrote:


IS THIS A ATTITUDE FRONT COVER? OR THE SEMIS AT WIMBLEDON? COMMITTE REALLY SHOULD DOCK SOME POINTS FOR NADLAS AOPPEARANCE


Same with GrantWink

Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:28 PM BST
Ashley Cassidy
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What determines the order of play on a court? Anybody know? @bbctennis @Wimbledon @andyroddick @Clijsterskim @TheRealPatCash @AndrewCastle63 @TheBorisBecker


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Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:29 PM BST
Basically, the women's final is not as important as the men's semi is what he's saying.
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
That isn't really what he's saying. TV hardly decided today, they had no other viable options. TV is stopping your idea of moving the men's final to Monday though.
Report doridoru July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
Womens final - 59 mins £2mil prize money same pay...SNOWFLAKE INSANITY
Report SabineIsGOAT July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
gsm incoming
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
Time 4 Rafa to get a shower and a fresh change of clothes! this is 3.30 and it's still before the watershed
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
Feels like Nadal in trouble every service game now.
Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
They did have a viable option as explained umpteen times
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
OH MY IT'S SHOWER TIME 4 SWEATY
Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
Only just realised England are playing, and losing.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
your Monday final is way down the list
Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg
(Clock strikes 2 pm)
If you've tuned in for the women's final, our apologies: we've given over Centre Court for an extended occupancy by The Men, who are still playing because of an antiquated format they cling to to prove how manly they are or something we're really not sure.
6:01 AM - 14 Jul 2018

Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg
(Clock strikes 3 pm)
Hello viewers (and Royal Box attendees Meghan Markle, Shonda Rhimes, etc). We know you were here to see Serena Williams go for history a whole hour ago, but you see The Men are still out there and we don't feel empowered to tell them to constrain themselves.


Plain
Report SabineIsGOAT July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:31PM, mesmerised wrote:


Only just realised England are playing, and losing.


cool, fourth place is coming home

Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
OH MY OLLLLLLLLLLLLLE NOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
That's what I was referring to when saying Ben seething on Twitter atm.
Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
Cry fecking hell
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:31 PM BST
WHERE THE RAFA FAN BOYS??????????????
Report doridoru July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
I am gonna give that Rothenberg some wupass on Twitter I tell ya!
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
NEVER IN DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Novak is back baby

BIG BABE TENNIS LoveLoveLove
Report alun2005 July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
BRAVO DJOKOVIC
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
Federer gonna have to vulture a few more years to fight off Djokovic's hunt for 20 now
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:32 PM BST
21
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:33 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:32PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMNovak is back babyBIG BABE TENNIS


OH YES TOADY WONGA TIME

Report SabineIsGOAT July 14, 2018 3:33 PM BST
he's doing the muggy celebration
Report Angela Rebecchi July 14, 2018 3:33 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:33PM, bobweenit wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:32PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMNovak is back babyBIG BABE TENNISOH YES TOADY WONGA TIME


monster wonga time, BIG BABE TENNIS IS BACK BABY !

Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:33 PM BST
Happy
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST
so, Djokovic is back now
Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST
Ben is just pandering to his female followers as always.

And ridiculous to tell the women there that he doesn't know that they're just waiting for the womens final, if that's was the case they wouldn't bother watching the men's if the women's was all that wanted to see.
Report Angela Rebecchi July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST
Officially back about 5 days ago baby Love
Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST
oh well, time for 2-0 serena now
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:34PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Officially back about 5 days ago baby


Toady knows his ONIONS

Report england_v_south_afri July 14, 2018 3:34 PM BST
WD Novak backers.

Serena looks a good bet in the final but i must admit i've not seen Kerber hit a shot this tournament.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:35 PM BST
Ben's followers mostly disagree with him, he isn't really doing it for the plaudits there
Report johnnythebull July 14, 2018 3:35 PM BST
good match..djoko's class but needs to grow a bigger pair at times

rafa was basically behind the 8 ball most of the time

even his heroics couldn't see him prevail

off to the fitba now

no interest in the sh1t that's going to follow
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:35 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:34PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


oh well, time for 2-0 serena now


Chase like a PRO COOPGrin

Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:36 PM BST
has Ben given any credit to Rafa and Novak for just playing one of the best tennis matches of all time?
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:36 PM BST
johnnythebull • July 14, 2018 3:35 PM BST
good match..djoko's class but needs to grow a bigger pair at times


amazing, just fought off a zoning Nadal and performed huge on the big points when down on serve a bunch of times and still this Crazy
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:37 PM BST
@BenRothenberg
13m13 minutes ago
More
Rafael Nadal hits an unreal dropshot to save Djokovic's first match point.

This tennis has been ridonkulously good today, utterly no disputing that.
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:37 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:36PM, aaronh wrote:


johnnythebull • July 14, 2018 3:35 PM BSTgood match..djoko's class but needs to grow a bigger pair at timesamazing, just fought off a zoning Nadal and performed huge on the big points when down on serve a bunch of times and still this


. Well said Aronnh

Report johnnythebull July 14, 2018 3:38 PM BST
gayers sticking togetherLaugh
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
Even your wrong once in a while Jonny
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
Wink
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
if Ben thinks BO5 is bad, should that opinion change because of a really good match?
Report son of a gun July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
Great stuff from both of them, Djoko really played like back in 11 and deserved the win, I wonder how it will affect him physically and mentally on sunday with zero days rest.
Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
ok, I saw that, but stopped reading at ridonkulously so missed that part.
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:39PM, son of a gun wrote:


Great stuff from both of them, Djoko really played like back in 11 and deserved the win, I wonder how it will affect him physically and mentally on sunday with zero days rest.


yup big Kev could still yet be a player

Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
who is this ben soyboy?
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:40 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:39PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


who is this ben soyboy?


Cooper stop copying quotes from a raving 6 stone lunatic on you tube with a coffee addiction it does you know favours

Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:41 PM BST
no*
Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:41 PM BST
you can be against bo5 without resorting to muggery like "we've given over Centre Court for an extended occupancy by The Men, who are still playing because of an antiquated format they cling to to prove how manly they are or something we're really not sure." and "We know you were here to see Serena Williams go for history a whole hour ago, but you see The Men are still out there and we don't feel empowered to tell them to constrain themselves."
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:41 PM BST
that's fair
Report liam1982 July 14, 2018 3:41 PM BST
Good that!

Football now, I refuse to watch John Coffey in a wig slaughter some girl.
Report bobweenit July 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
Laugh
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
Ben Rothenberg
@BenRothenberg
2m2 minutes ago
Only ~10% of this match, timewise, was after 6-6 in the fifth. It was the best, most exciting part of it all, when both guys were on the cusp of winning.

Abbreviating that part, instead of the extraneous two sets at the beginning of the best-of-five match, seems so misguided.
Report johnnythebull July 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
he's a fantastic player..bob

u could see he always had just a little bit more than rafa

but he goes walkabout at crucial points in matches too often

letting his oppos back in

just always got that slight timeform squiggle for me as a backer

didn't get involved in the match

just pleasure to watch 2 greats against each other

greats nearly in ur class bobWinkGrin
Report GRANTCKING July 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
Laugh had to google John Coffey, got the desired laugh tho
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:43 PM BST
The problem with that theory to me is without the journey you wouldn't get the destination. It wouldn't feel the same if all that happened 3 hours before.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:44 PM BST
you had a great BO3 match yesterday that finished in a final set TB Wink
Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:44 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:37PM, aaronh wrote:


@BenRothenberg 13m13 minutes agoMoreRafael Nadal hits an unreal dropshot to save Djokovic's first match point. This tennis has been ridonkulously good today, utterly no disputing that.


what kind of complete f***tard uses a word like ridonkulously ffsLaugh

Report england_v_south_afri July 14, 2018 3:45 PM BST
John Coffey LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Must admit Serena looks really big, thought she would be around 1.4
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:45 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:41PM, caramba wrote:


you can be against bo5 without resorting to muggery like "we've given over Centre Court for an extended occupancy by The Men, who are still playing because of an antiquated format they cling to to prove how manly they are or something we're really not sure." and "We know you were here to see Serena Williams go for history a whole hour ago, but you see The Men are still out there and we don't feel empowered to tell them to constrain themselves."


I honestly have no idea what he means by the last line. It's not a serious suggestion anyway, what's he saying, tell them to stop it, end the match somehow. Just guff with no real meaning. It's nothing to do with feeling empowered. I remember must British journos seething when Kvitova vs Venus went like 9-7 in the 3rd delaying Murray, they were mugs then, and he's being a mug here.

Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:46 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:43PM, n88uk wrote:


The problem with that theory to me is without the journey you wouldn't get the destination. It wouldn't feel the same if all that happened 3 hours before.


exactly. you can't just cut big parts out of a movie because the end is where it's the most exciting. you need to build things up properly to make the make the magic happen.

Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:46 PM BST
7-6(9) 3-6 10-8  or 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) are still two pretty dramatic great matches
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:47 PM BST
The thing is Ben has turned it into a sexism debate when it isn't really one (for once).
Report england_v_south_afri July 14, 2018 3:47 PM BST
Both Semis were fantastic, really enjoyed them. Just hope the final is not a walkover. My brother and his wife have tickets for the final.
Report mesmerised July 14, 2018 3:48 PM BST
Journo's will say anything to make themselves seem relevant and important, when really they're mostly 10 a penny.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:49 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:46PM, caramba wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:43PM, n88uk wrote:The problem with that theory to me is without the journey you wouldn't get the destination. It wouldn't feel the same if all that happened 3 hours before.exactly. you can't just cut big parts out of a movie because the end is where it's the most exciting. you need to build things up properly to make the make the magic happen.


tbf, you could probably cut out a good chunk of 3hr movies and still do the same Excited

Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:49 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:47PM, n88uk wrote:


The thing is Ben has turned it into a sexism debate when it isn't really one (for once).


yeah, which is just as muggy as women haters hating on equal pay (not saying all those that are against equal pay are women haters, but there's some of that shining through).

Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:50 PM BST
some women haters (caramba) are even equal pay
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:50 PM BST
pro-equal pay
Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:51 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:49PM, aaronh wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:46PM, caramba wrote:Jul 14, 2018 --  3:43PM, n88uk wrote:The problem with that theory to me is without the journey you wouldn't get the destination. It wouldn't feel the same if all that happened 3 hours before.exactly. you can't just cut big parts out of a movie because the end is where it's the most exciting. you need to build things up properly to make the make the magic happen.tbf, you could probably cut out a good chunk of 3hr movies and still do the same


I wouldn't want any of the 216 minutes of Das Boot cut out Happy

Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:52 PM BST
they're showing Bahrami shenanigans on me tv now. He was just seen giving HLR to Jonas Björkman during a match.
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:53 PM BST
The thing is there's no good examples at slams because it's impossible because of the structure of them (ie. the women play a day ahead, so this can never happen the reverse way really, or is much less likely to do so). But I can think of many examples on tour of the women's final delaying the men's final, and we've, included Ben always moaned about the mugs complaining about this, you can't have it both ways.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:54 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:51PM, caramba wrote:


Jul 14, 2018 --  3:49PM, aaronh wrote:Jul 14, 2018 --  3:46PM, caramba wrote:Jul 14, 2018 --  3:43PM, n88uk wrote:The problem with that theory to me is without the journey you wouldn't get the destination. It wouldn't feel the same if all that happened 3 hours before.exactly. you can't just cut big parts out of a movie because the end is where it's the most exciting. you need to build things up properly to make the make the magic happen.tbf, you could probably cut out a good chunk of 3hr movies and still do the sameI wouldn't want any of the 216 minutes of Das Boot cut out


probably in some muggy film like LOTR there's probably some pointless battles that you don't need

Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:54 PM BST
what's a HLR?
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:55 PM BST
Lol any long films I do like I tend to like the full extended versions and love as much material added in.
Report caramba July 14, 2018 3:56 PM BST
Heart Lung Resuscitation, I see you call it CPR.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 3:57 PM BST
can't believe the umpires allow Bahrami to just add an extra ball into the mix and not call it
Report stu July 14, 2018 3:58 PM BST
Anyone else think Djokovic is free money to win this title now, realistically 1.1 or lower IMO.
Report The Bhoys July 14, 2018 3:59 PM BST
Great game, maybe serving first there made the difference but hats of to novak, great to see him back, see how many slams mr federer wins now with the 2 lads back to form
Report n88uk July 14, 2018 3:59 PM BST
Not worth it. Djokovic still hasn't got over the line and has shown fragility in doing so, he should win comfortably and dominate from the baseline, but there's enough doubts to not pile into him @ 1.1x.
Report stu July 14, 2018 4:03 PM BST
I know I said it before but Anderson will surely be massively out of shape - Djoker had to play today, but only two sets, so a nice warmup really.
Report aaronh July 14, 2018 4:04 PM BST
i think it will be 3-0
Report caramba July 14, 2018 4:07 PM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:59PM, The Bhoys wrote:


Great game, maybe serving first there made the difference but hats of to novak, great to see him back, see how many slams mr federer wins now with the 2 lads back to form


Realistically no more, but I thought he was done winning Slams in 2011 so it was cool that he won another 4 after that. Novak could go on to dominate again, but it's unclear how his body will hold up.

Report Platini July 14, 2018 4:21 PM BST
great semi, one of the best we've seen.

And it does look like Joker really is back.

Once again, credit to Andy Murray who called it, the only one that did (the market certainly had no clue).
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