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SamuelMertensBertens
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No WTA this week (because they are mugs), but at least we have tennis, and with strong fields.
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Report wisewords October 14, 2020 9:37 PM BST
Sam Querrey isn't letting any crazy Russians take his baby!!
Report n88uk October 14, 2020 10:20 PM BST
Craig Shapiro
@Shaptennispod
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21m
Just hearing now over 20 players tested positive for Covid 19 at
@atptour
event in Sardinia.
Report edy October 14, 2020 10:24 PM BST
That's a lot.
Report wisewords October 14, 2020 10:29 PM BST
Sad
Report wisewords October 14, 2020 10:29 PM BST
is Steve Simon the real mastermind?
Report n88uk October 14, 2020 10:38 PM BST
Is there a bubble at these events?
Report wisewords October 14, 2020 10:59 PM BST
has Steve Simon created the ultimate WTA bubble?
Report Angela Rebecchi October 15, 2020 1:44 PM BST
Alexander Zverev takes the 1st set 6-4. 1.05 to back, 1.06 to lay.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 3:48 PM BST
Does Opelka know you can win points on return?
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:05 PM BST
no
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:06 PM BST
https://twitter.com/Formula_TX/status/1316751790671572993
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:08 PM BST
Opelka threatening!
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:08 PM BST
The ATP website has career return ratings for 712 players on its homepage. Reilly Opelka ranks #710.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:08 PM BST
The classic has won no points on return all set, now 0-30 when Medvedev serving to stay in it.
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:10 PM BST
Can you guess who the two players with worse career return ratings are on the ATP website?

A player's Return Rating© is determined by adding his winning percentage in the four service return categories (first serve return points won, second serve return points won, return games won, break points converted)
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:10 PM BST
That might have been the quickest hold from 0-30 I have ever seen.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:10 PM BST
I actually have no idea. I assume one isn't the obvious Isner, so I don't know.
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:11 PM BST
Isner is #708Cool
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:12 PM BST
One is still active, the other is a bit obscure. So obscure that I remember Sport1 (then Wimbledon broadcaster in Germany) got the flag next to his name wrong once (they put an Italian flag next to him, but he's an Aussie)
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:13 PM BST
Oh Sam Groth then.
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:15 PM BST
No

Obscure player might actually still be active as a doubles player (played the AO and some other Aussie tournaments in doubles). Also has a career high of 67 in singles (which he last played in qualies of Stockholm 2015)
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:15 PM BST
Opelka threatening again!
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:16 PM BST
Or again active in doubles. Prior to this year's ATP Cup, AO and others, he had last played doubles at the 2017 AO.
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:16 PM BST
wow Opelka!
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:16 PM BST
What a mug Medvedev.
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:18 PM BST
lol
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:18 PM BST
Easy for Opelka now.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:22 PM BST
Is big Reilly too big for little Daniil?
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:22 PM BST
The Aussie I'm seeking has three career wins against top10 players.

Number 3 in the world Juan-Carlos Ferrero at 2004 when the Aussie was a #447 ranked wild card in Sydney Shocked
Then world number 2 Rafael Nadal at 2007 Sydney by retirement
and #7 Tsonga at 2009 Cincy
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:23 PM BST
Oh Chris Guccione
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:23 PM BST
Excited
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:24 PM BST
The other guy, caramba is always very happy to see in every slam, or generally, tournament draw.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 4:25 PM BST
Ivo Karlovic?
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:25 PM BST
correct!
Report edy October 15, 2020 4:25 PM BST
#710 Opelka
#711 Karlovic
#712 Guccione
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 5:01 PM BST
Medvedev FUMING.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 5:01 PM BST
Medvedev should try holding as easy at the end of the set as he does early in the set.
Report edy October 15, 2020 5:05 PM BST
Sad
Report Angoose October 15, 2020 5:22 PM BST
American tennis player Sam Querrey has fled Russia in a private jet with his wife and son after they all tested positive for the coronavirus and were placed in isolation by government authorities. Surprised

Mr Querrey was in St Petersburg for the St Petersburg Open, but he, his wife, and eight-month-old son tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, just one day before the main draw play started. When they arrived in the country four days prior, they all tested negative.

After testing positive, the tennis player and his family were asked to isolate together in a hotel room.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 6:01 PM BST
https://twitter.com/OpenWTALimoges/status/1316771084767817730

Edy's fav event Limoges cancelled. He's been looking forward to that one for ages Sad.
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:06 PM BST
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:16 PM BST
Though I really think there shouldn't be any indoor sports events at all. Try to create outdoor events in preferrable climates that allow outdoor events. I.e. tell Oracle guy to step it up and host events at IW every week.
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:43 PM BST
Oh, read on TF that Limoges was cancelled because of the Aussie Open quarantine (it being too close to the Aussie season), and them not finding a new spot.
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:43 PM BST
Should extend to Australian season to start two weeks after Linz.
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:45 PM BST
Any further news on the supposedly 20 positive tests on Sardinia?
Report Angoose October 15, 2020 6:52 PM BST
Cider says that the tests are statistically insignificant Surprised
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:56 PM BST
Cider says a lot of things on a long day.
Report edy October 15, 2020 6:57 PM BST
He's also another one of those people that don't shy away from strawmanning you all day long.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 8:18 PM BST

Oct 15, 2020 -- 6:45PM, edy wrote:


Any further news on the supposedly 20 positive tests on Sardinia?


Fake news obviously, and another Twitter account in the fake news bin.

Report edy October 15, 2020 8:24 PM BST
Yeah, read in the mean time that in reality they tested 20 players/people in direct response to the positive Fognini test, not that there were 20 positive tests.
Report n88uk October 15, 2020 9:50 PM BST
Could potentially be an unfortunate mistranslation then. Or something lost in translation anyway.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 16, 2020 12:10 AM BST
Plain
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 2:16 AM BST

Oct 15, 2020 -- 6:01PM, n88uk wrote:


https://twitter.com/OpenWTALimoges/status/1316771084767817730Edy's fav event Limoges cancelled. He's been looking forward to that one for ages .


CryCrySad

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 11:18 AM BST
Musetti cut his hair Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 11:18 AM BST
I see no-one mentioned WTA Ostrava got the green light.
Report edy October 16, 2020 12:16 PM BST

Oct 16, 2020 -- 11:18AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Musetti cut his hair


pics or it didn't happen

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 12:20 PM BST
https://images2.gazzettaobjects.it/methode_image/2020/10/13/Varie/Foto_Varie_-_Trattate/LAPR1293-kzCG--712x402@Gazzetta-Web_375x281.JPG?v=202010131138
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Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 12:21 PM BST
came back from 0-4 to 6-4 to win the 2nd set. Hanfmann having a thigh injury helped.
Report nofx October 16, 2020 1:31 PM BST

edy • October 15, 2020 6:16 PM BST
Though I really think there shouldn't be any indoor sports events at all. Try to create outdoor events in preferrable climates that allow outdoor events. I.e. tell Oracle guy to step it up and host events at IW every week.


Sometimes you do listen to me! HappyLove

Report edy October 16, 2020 3:00 PM BST
Oh, you had written something in that direction?
Report nofx October 16, 2020 3:07 PM BST
you're so vicious at times i wish you worked for the radical left
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 3:51 PM BST
can't say I'll miss lullaby music at tennis when these Cologne events are over. Boring mugTP can be hard to sit through as it is.
Report Angoose October 16, 2020 4:13 PM BST
British number one Johanna Konta has pulled out of next week's WTA event in the Czech Republic because she does not feel comfortable travelling while Covid-19 cases are on the rise.

It means the 29-year-old will not play again this year, instead focusing on preparing for the 2021 season.
Report edy October 16, 2020 4:24 PM BST
She'll come back so good
Report n88uk October 16, 2020 5:05 PM BST
What a mug Cashanov.
Report n88uk October 16, 2020 5:06 PM BST
Burrage or Wang?
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 5:47 PM BST
how is The Burrage playing today?
Report n88uk October 16, 2020 6:01 PM BST
It's not streamed. Unless Edy has some contacts.
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 6:05 PM BST
Sad
Report edy October 16, 2020 6:06 PM BST
no
Report edy October 16, 2020 6:07 PM BST
French ITFs generally have bad streaming, with some exceptions for later rounds of the bigger tournaments (like Cagnes-Sur-Mer)
Report edy October 16, 2020 6:07 PM BST
Though even those are not streamed at bookmakers or the official ITF livestream page. It's french TV channels streaming them online.
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 6:10 PM BST
The Burrage 6 points away from the win
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 6:16 PM BST
how many years until Felix wins the US Open?
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 6:21 PM BST
n88uk will The Burrage turn out to be a better, less injury-prone version of Laura Robson?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 6:46 PM BST
https://twitter.com/tumcarayol/status/1317129312634609665/photo/1
great times for blood dopers.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 6:50 PM BST

Oct 16, 2020 -- 6:16PM, wisewords wrote:


how many years until Felix wins the US Open?


as many as it will be for Sara.

Report wisewords October 16, 2020 7:03 PM BST
you don't believe in the talent of Felix?
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 7:05 PM BST
The Burrage mugging
Report edy October 16, 2020 7:11 PM BST
Does blood doping have any real benefits out of competition?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 7:12 PM BST
not much progress in the last 20 months. don't see him as a Slam winner.
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 7:28 PM BST
I think he'll win the US Open and Wimbledon Blush
Report wisewords October 16, 2020 7:29 PM BST

Oct 16, 2020 -- 7:11PM, edy wrote:


Does blood doping have any real benefits out of competition?


means you can train harder, for longer more often, recover far quicker between sessions

Report wisewords October 16, 2020 7:37 PM BST
The Burrage is a FIGHTER!

Wang gubbed

1.13            £9
1.17            £0
1.18            £1,521
1.2            £59
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 16, 2020 8:58 PM BST
https://twitter.com/JJlovesTennis/status/1317164963149000704
!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 17, 2020 12:05 PM BST
Musetti retired.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 17, 2020 2:00 PM BST
Shapo being heckled.
Report n88uk October 17, 2020 2:36 PM BST
Burrage or Kanepi?
Report n88uk October 17, 2020 3:41 PM BST
Lol at the Coric vs Raonic score.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 17, 2020 11:19 PM BST
edy = jimmy69?
https://twitter.com/hotdog6969/status/1317576595801067525
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 11:55 AM BST
trainer Djere. Big odds movement for it.
Report edy October 18, 2020 11:57 AM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 12:24 PM BST
Cecchinato matched at 1.25 shortly after that (no break). Has been a Djere train after that.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 1:29 PM BST
some drama after the match, Marco wasn't happy about Djere's MTO in the 1st and Mo had to keep them seperated, but just as it was potentially getting interesting "The event has ended" sign came up.
Report edy October 18, 2020 1:30 PM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 1:31 PM BST
what in particular are you sad about?
Report edy October 18, 2020 1:59 PM BST
my life
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 2:28 PM BST
Are you a fan of "The Swag"?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 18, 2020 2:30 PM BST
Julien ... sorry I mean Felix lost again.
Report Angoose October 18, 2020 6:50 PM BST
Andy Murray has withdrawn from this week's ATP event in Cologne due to a lingering pelvic problem.

The British former world number one first became aware of the issue at last month's US Open.

A scan conducted after his return to the UK revealed tendonitis of the psoas: the muscle which joins the lower back to the top of the leg.

Murray said in a Facebook post that he decided to pull out after some practice on Sunday.

"I've been trying to deal with it in training, and in the matches, and unfortunately after my match here this week it's flared up again," he said.

"I've been practising the last few days and trying to manage it, but after playing some points today, I decided it was not going to be good enough to play."

Murray had been due to face the Serbian wildcard Danilo Petrovic in the first round.

Speaking before last week's opening round defeat to Fernando Verdasco, in the first of two back-to-back tournaments in Cologne, Murray stressed the importance of getting matches under his belt.

"I want to try and play matches and get tournaments in, because physically my body tends to feel better the more I play," he told reporters.

Murray may yet seek a wildcard for the Paris Masters, which begins in two weeks' time. The only ATP event scheduled after that is the following week's new tournament in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

It is almost a year to the day since Murray won the European Open in Antwerp just nine months after hip resurfacing surgery.

His prospects seemed bright, but injuries, and the five-month Covid-19 suspension, have restricted the 33-year-old to just seven matches so far this year.
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