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SamuelMertensBertens
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Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 12:50 PM BST
I see there will be such an early finish to the tennis today Love
Report nofx September 21, 2020 12:56 PM BST
weather analysts saying we have about a 30% chance of Paris not being a total washout next week. with temperatures likely below normal avg. fun times ahead
Report nofx September 21, 2020 12:56 PM BST
no Lorenzi there neither
Report edy September 21, 2020 12:59 PM BST
They have a roof now Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:00 PM BST
only one roof?
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:00 PM BST
but yeah, Lorenzi having failed to qualify sucks arse.
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:01 PM BST
Yes, one roof.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:01 PM BST
RG already in ruins
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:01 PM BST
that's good. but will still be a struggle to get 128 matches done in the first two days with only one roof.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:02 PM BST
will they play 24h, under said roofing
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:02 PM BST
Can play in the rain on clay too.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:03 PM BST
depends on the amount of rain water really
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:04 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 2:02PM, edy wrote:


Can play in the rain on clay too.


they only do that for 2 hrs.

Report edy September 21, 2020 1:05 PM BST
Just make it a three week event then
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:05 PM BST
The WTA currently only has one event scheduled for after RG anyway.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:05 PM BST
Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:06 PM BST
maybe if Osty wins again Riga will step up!
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:06 PM BST
Don't worry, there will be two big ITFs.
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:06 PM BST
and Linz is still hopeful
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:08 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 2:06PM, edy wrote:


Don't worry, there will be two big ITFs.


will do me no good Sad
Let's hope for Linz then.

Report edy September 21, 2020 1:09 PM BST
Actually, looks like only ATP Moscow has been cancelled (as of now). WTA could still happen.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:10 PM BST
Barty way ahead of the stupi-curve, takes up golfing. naturally wins maiden tournament
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:10 PM BST
girl can do anything
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:10 PM BST
with a stick
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:12 PM BST
Sloane has held serve twice in ten attempts.
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:12 PM BST
Barty won a real golf tournament?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:14 PM BST
she won a tournament, don't know how real it was, if it was just her village or something with semi-decent players.
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:15 PM BST
Spiegel says it was an "amateur tournament of elevated level".
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:15 PM BST
did you win any golf tournaments?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:15 PM BST
that sounds quite good.
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:16 PM BST
I've won the family miniature golf lots of times.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:17 PM BST
but did you cheat
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:17 PM BST
with Dirk playing?
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:17 PM BST
Haven't cheated at anything in all me life. Not even in exams.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:18 PM BST
so much for Alcaraz
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:19 PM BST
everyone cheat at family midget-golf
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:20 PM BST
he matchpoints too Plain
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:20 PM BST
he had
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:20 PM BST
Not me! I am a shining light of fairness in sports.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:22 PM BST
but was your mom in charge of the score card, and gave everyone else handicap of 7
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:25 PM BST
Roland Garros 2020 sucks
Report edy September 21, 2020 1:30 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 2:22PM, nofx wrote:


but was your mom in charge of the score card, and gave everyone else handicap of 7


...

Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:32 PM BST
classic moms Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:43 PM BST
Rome final started.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:56 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 1:29PM, nofx wrote:


McKale 101 busted on a claycourt. htehb


1.03 tom jankovic for one break + bp, it's like markets back to the future

Report nofx September 21, 2020 1:56 PM BST
momentarily Im sure
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 1:56 PM BST
a Blinkova set from Simona.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:00 PM BST
my tennisabstract is mugging, but I don't recall KaPlis ever retiring.
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:05 PM BST
29 / 2008 100k Biella, Wk. 29
SFQ    Clay    Alison Bai    Karolina Pliskova    4-0 Retired
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:06 PM BST
thanks. she was just a lil teenager then.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:06 PM BST
only half watching, is it affecting her serve?
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:07 PM BST
That's her only career retirement.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:07 PM BST
Cry
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:08 PM BST
...that was her only career retirement...
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:08 PM BST
oh well. it was good value. can live with those retirement losses.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 2:10 PM BST
mugs were lucky she went this far
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:28 PM BST
Simona acknowledging her 2013 run in Rome in her victory speech.
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:32 PM BST
I remember it like it was only 50 years ago.
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:42 PM BST
Not even moustache-power can get Stebe to wins these days.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:43 PM BST
I remember sitting in my home listening to Emmilie De Forest thinking "Wow, this Simona girl is gonna be a superstar soon".
Report edy September 21, 2020 2:49 PM BST
Bondarenko has to play Burel again today. If she loses again, she will probably retire from the sport.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:49 PM BST
momentum market owned in Anderson match.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:49 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 3:49PM, edy wrote:


Bondarenko has to play Burel again today. If she loses again, she will probably retire from the sport.


HOW MANY TIMES?

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:50 PM BST
it's more, how many times for Burel tbf. She already beat Bondarenko.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:50 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 3:49PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


momentum market owned in Anderson match.


for now. still long way to go.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:52 PM BST
ww cheering hard for Karlovic now.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 2:53 PM BST
as do I, but for different reasons.
Report edy September 21, 2020 3:08 PM BST
Why?
Report n88uk September 21, 2020 3:08 PM BST
Osty or Davis?
Report n88uk September 21, 2020 3:12 PM BST
Osty # of double faults. Over/Under 12.5?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 3:14 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 4:08PM, edy wrote:


Why?


so I have a player as old as myself in the draw, makes me feel young.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 21, 2020 4:46 PM BST
.
Report nofx September 21, 2020 4:48 PM BST
never change, GGL Love
Report wisewords September 21, 2020 11:55 PM BST

Sep 21, 2020 -- 3:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


ww cheering hard for Karlovic now.


Happy

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 9:32 AM BST
anything wrong with Kei today other than being old and finnish?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 10:12 AM BST
Trainer for Pavs. Knee.
Report edy September 22, 2020 11:13 AM BST
They just gave Andrey Kuznetsov a sleeve for his pepsi. Thiem will be so mad when they do that for his Red Bull shilling.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 11:34 AM BST
Hanfmann fave against Gael?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 12:09 PM BST
Gael getting offcourt treatment. Not sure for what, possibly abdominals.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 12:13 PM BST
Playing on.
Report edy September 22, 2020 12:43 PM BST
Even super finished players like Kohlschreiber are favourite against Fognini these days.Plain
Report edy September 22, 2020 12:47 PM BST
Chung and Crepatte have played 8 games in the second set. Only one of them was a hold. Plain
Report edy September 22, 2020 12:50 PM BST
One out of nine.
Report edy September 22, 2020 12:56 PM BST
Chung breaks for the match to make it nine breaks of serve in 10 games.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 12:58 PM BST
Has he recovered from the blisters he developed against Federer at Aussie Open almost 3 years ago?
Report edy September 22, 2020 12:59 PM BST
Would he have been able to break Crepatte five straight times if he hadn't? Me thinks not!
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 1:14 PM BST
Would he have been broken by Crepatte four times out of five if he had been able to push off on his foot properly when serving?
Report edy September 22, 2020 1:15 PM BST
...he did serve a lot of double faults...
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 1:16 PM BST
Scared
Report edy September 22, 2020 1:17 PM BST
11 in total, 7 in the second set.
Report edy September 22, 2020 1:17 PM BST
Compared to just one tiny ace.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 1:20 PM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 2:09 PM BST
Ravi Ubha
@raviubha
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17h
The forecast daily highs in Paris during Roland Garros (celsius): 15, 18, 20, 18, 21, 21, 21, 21, 18, 19, 20, 19, 19, 19, 19.

Mix of sun/rain week 1.
Mostly clear week 2.

Unsure of humidity.

But would not seem conducive to excessive ball jumping & imagine playing at night.


Rafa finnish.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 4:04 PM BST
I can't believe they're making Vera play qualies.
Report wisewords September 22, 2020 4:38 PM BST
edy must be so blue about it
Report wisewords September 22, 2020 4:40 PM BST
this is the wrong thread by the way
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 4:42 PM BST
CryBlush
Report wisewords September 22, 2020 4:43 PM BST
let's move
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 22, 2020 4:43 PM BST
sorry about that, needed to get my thread to hit 1550 posts so I could get my phorum contribution bonus from Betfair.
will move to tt 15 now.
Report wisewords September 22, 2020 4:49 PM BST
Crazy
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