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SamuelMertensBertens
13 Sep 21 01:37
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The final Slam of the year is over, but the tennis most go on. Portoroz is back after a lenghty hiatus and Lux is earlier in the calendar than it usually is. No ATP this week.
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Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 5:06 PM BST
no pictures for Minella v Cornet?
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 5:06 PM BST
it's ok found them
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 5:09 PM BST
is this video stream going to die after about 40 minutes?
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 5:20 PM BST
why are there no Irish players on the WTA tour?
Report edy September 15, 2021 5:56 PM BST
You tell us!
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 6:01 PM BST
easy for Ice Cream Drama Queen today
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:09 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 11:00AM, wisewords wrote:


I was gonna ask, but figured you hadn't finished it yet or you'd have said


I'm so slow at reading books. Everyone who says they finish a book in one day are big liars imo.

Report wisewords September 15, 2021 6:12 PM BST
I doubt you're slow, it's just that you need zero distractions to read
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 6:13 PM BST
The more often / regular you read, the quicker you get. But you still need zero distractions to enjoy reading. Can't bet and read very well
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:18 PM BST
I used to read during betting. These days books offer bets throughout the game but about 15 years ago they would only offer it at halftime, timeouts, changeovers etc. So then I'd read between the betting opportunities.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:19 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 12:01PM, wisewords wrote:


easy for Ice Cream Drama Queen today


Diego Barbiani @Diego_Barbiani
·41s
Minella started to cry right before serving on 15-40 down 2 match points as she was feeling this was going to be the last point played in her home event

She saved 3 match points (mega fh on the 3rd one) and Cornet will now serve for the match


Sad

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:20 PM BST
Cornet will give a nice hug (NAP)
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:26 PM BST
Diego Barbiani @Diego_Barbiani
· 2m
Cornet 6-3 6-3
Minella is crying walking out of the court, Cornet hugged her and is now applauding her, the crowd is doing a standing ovation and a fan is waving a Luxembourg flag
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 6:27 PM BST
I can't believe edy never went to Lux. Just around the corner for him.
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 6:59 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 12:27PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


I can't believe edy never went to Lux. Just around the corner for him.


maybe he's there right now

Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:08 PM BST
I wonder if KT will retire after losing the 1st
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:09 PM BST
wow Sir Andy lost the 1st set 6-2
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:12 PM BST
when everyone is watching him at the US Open, easy to get pumped for. playing this crappy Challenger tournament with no casual interest, not so much..
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 7:17 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 1:08PM, wisewords wrote:


I wonder if KT will retire after losing the 1st


any signs of it today or just based on previous match?

Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:17 PM BST
based on previous match, injuries don't heal in a day
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 7:18 PM BST
he needs to win matches and get his ranking up though so he doesn't have to play Stefanos Tsitsipas in R1.
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:25 PM BST
he's fighting
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:25 PM BST
don't know much about Safiullin
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 7:31 PM BST
Viva la Megathread: Road to Acapulco
By wisewords on 3 Feb 15 03:35
this Safiullin is such a boss.
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 7:38 PM BST
betfair have messed up the live streams today

where is Boulter v Putintseva?
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:44 PM BST
what was he doing in Feb 2015? I forgot about him. I knew his name but couldn't actually remember him/his tennis
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:46 PM BST
I think he was one of aaronh's young flags
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 7:47 PM BST
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Australian_Open_%E2%80%93_Boys%27_Singles
,
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 7:48 PM BST
I got tired of telling them what streams were missing everyday. Told them if they wanted me to keep doing their job, I wanted compensation. They didn't take me up on my offer.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 7:48 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 1:46PM, wisewords wrote:


I think he was one of aaronh's young flags


yes

Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 7:52 PM BST
you can sometimes find the stream by going back to the previous match on the same court
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 7:53 PM BST
it's up now
Report Giuseppe September 15, 2021 7:55 PM BST
i see Boulter is going with the more standard blue cap with this nike dress
Report edy September 15, 2021 8:02 PM BST
03.02.         Safiullin R. - Thompson J.    1R    3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Report edy September 15, 2021 8:07 PM BST
got Cooper's reply for you in the other thread, wisewords.
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 8:10 PM BST
Andy lost the 3rd 6-1 Sad
Report edy September 15, 2021 8:11 PM BST
Sad
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 8:11 PM BST

Sep 15, 2021 -- 2:02PM, edy wrote:


03.02.

Report wisewords September 15, 2021 8:11 PM BST
yes I vaguely remember this result, I definitely had a bet on this match
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 15, 2021 8:12 PM BST
"In practice I beat Novak Djokovic, but in real matches I lose to Roman Safiullin"
Report wisewords September 15, 2021 8:14 PM BST
Sad
Report Angela Rebecchi September 15, 2021 8:55 PM BST
What price was Muzza?
Report edy September 16, 2021 11:35 AM BST
Murray was around 1.25 prematch I think.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 11:52 AM BST
to n88's question earlier about why no ATP this week, there's Davis Cup this weekend. (This I only learned today).
Report edy September 16, 2021 12:11 PM BST
Sad that Davis Cup is so irrelevant these days that people don't even know it's happening anymore. Sad
Report edy September 16, 2021 12:15 PM BST
I see the Davis Cup finals will be staged across three different cities and not just Madrid like last time around.
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:37 PM BST
do you think combing the davis and fed cups would work better?
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:37 PM BST
combining
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:38 PM BST
would be pretty box office having emma and andy playing doubles together
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:45 PM BST
just have two players and three matches

female v female

male v male

mixed doubles

could all be done in two days
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:46 PM BST
in fact you could probably play the whole tournament in two weeks if you held it in a single city

it could be like a fifth slam
Report edy September 16, 2021 1:50 PM BST
You are describing Hopman Cup, Giuseppe.
Report edy September 16, 2021 1:54 PM BST
It's where Roger Federer got close to a certain Miroslava Vavrinec, now known as Mrs. Roger Federer.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:04 PM BST
Simona looks happy
https://twitter.com/popalorena/status/1438424355734790145
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:18 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 7:54AM, edy wrote:


It's where Roger Federer got close to a certain Miroslava Vavrinec, now known as Mrs. Roger Federer.


that was Olympics 2000, no? I see they played together in 2002.

Report edy September 16, 2021 2:18 PM BST
Wouldn't we all look like that in the knowledge that we just married a billionaire?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:19 PM BST
you calling Simona a gold digger?
Report edy September 16, 2021 2:19 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 8:18AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Sep 16, 2021 -- 12:54PM, edy wrote:It's where Roger Federer got close to a certain Miroslava Vavrinec, now known as Mrs. Roger Federer.that was Olympics 2000, no? I see they played together in 2002.


You and your details. Giuseppe wouldn't have known any better and believed me about the magic of Hopman Cup.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:20 PM BST
Bencic in a big slump since the Olympics.
https://twitter.com/Gamesetmatch11/status/1438465964098695168/photo/1
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:22 PM BST
I see flossing is still big in Slovenia. Have seen several ball kids do this while waiting for the court to dry.
Report edy September 16, 2021 2:22 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 8:20AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Bencic in a big slump since the Olympics.https://twitter.com/Gamesetmatch11/status/1438465964098695168/photo/1


Laugh

That win was a long time coming tbf. Shows you only have to keep believing, keep working hard, keep trying and chances are you will eventually be rewarded.

Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 2:33 PM BST
you could probbaly get the whole thing done in 4 days

the top male and female player of each country

round of 16 > QF > SF > F

best of three sets

each played in a single day

no hopman, fed or davis cup
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 2:38 PM BST
that would be pretty box office wouldn't it?

not a fan of doubles but even i would watch Emma and Andy v Roger and Bencic or Rafa and Muguruza
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 2:44 PM BST
Not sure I've ever seen a slower court drying process than Portoroz.
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 2:44 PM BST
And the bad news is more rain is expected both today and tomorrow (and Sunday).
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 2:45 PM BST
I think they've been working on the court like 2 hours.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 2:59 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 8:44AM, n88uk wrote:


Not sure I've ever seen a slower court drying process than Portoroz.


they need a VAPTR.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 3:00 PM BST
oh here come the players.
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 3:05 PM BST
Ane a big price.
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 3:11 PM BST
Oh cool Portoroz moved some matches about it seems.
Report n88uk September 16, 2021 3:31 PM BST
Wish DJ would turn down music, might be able to hear this MTO convo then.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 3:38 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 9:11AM, n88uk wrote:


Oh cool Portoroz moved some matches about it seems.


RIP Betfair streams

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 3:39 PM BST
let's see how Ana serves now
Report edy September 16, 2021 4:15 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 8:38AM, Giuseppe wrote:


that would be pretty box office wouldn't it?not a fan of doubles but even i would watch Emma and Andy v Roger and Bencic or Rafa and Muguruza


Mixed doubles is cool...in principle. Sadly Wimbledon is the only major that does it right by using proper rules (as of now).

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 5:06 PM BST
rain in Portoroz.
Report edy September 16, 2021 5:12 PM BST
This tiny bit of rain wouldn't be a problem if they held the tournament on a proper surface like clay.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 5:38 PM BST
how long will it take the court crew to dry this court?
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 5:55 PM BST
clay should be the default surface for all events in continental europe (other than indoor tournaments)
Report edy September 16, 2021 6:00 PM BST
Awomen, brother!
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 16, 2021 6:00 PM BST
Belinda reading the thread. (wearing shorts today).
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 6:04 PM BST
Love
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 6:07 PM BST
not like that Plain

skintight knee length lycra please belinda
Report Angela Rebecchi September 16, 2021 7:12 PM BST
Quite a turn around in the Mertens match !
Report Angela Rebecchi September 16, 2021 7:14 PM BST
Rennes 0-1 to 2-1 !
Report Angela Rebecchi September 16, 2021 7:23 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 1:12PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Quite a turn around in the Mertens match !


Both players sub 1.2 !

Report Angela Rebecchi September 16, 2021 7:27 PM BST
wisey, who wins ? Elise or Sasno ?
Report edy September 16, 2021 8:08 PM BST
https://www.amazon.de/sch%C3%B6ne-Deutsche-Leben-Gottfried-Cramm/dp/3498002074

Should I get this?
Report wisewords September 16, 2021 8:48 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 1:27PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


wisey, who wins ? Elise or Sasno ?


Elise did Toad

Report wisewords September 16, 2021 8:51 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 5:52AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


to n88's question earlier about why no ATP this week, there's Davis Cup this weekend. (This I only learned today).


like proper Davis Cup? GB, Spain, Italy, Argentina etc?

Report wisewords September 16, 2021 9:19 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 8:18AM, edy wrote:


Wouldn't we all look like that in the knowledge that we just married a billionaire?


he's a billionaire?

Report wisewords September 16, 2021 9:26 PM BST

Sep 16, 2021 -- 10:15AM, edy wrote:


Sep 16, 2021 -- 1:38PM, Giuseppe wrote:that would be pretty box office wouldn't it?not a fan of doubles but even i would watch Emma and Andy v Roger and Bencic or Rafa and MuguruzaMixed doubles is cool...in principle. Sadly Wimbledon is the only major that does it right by using proper rules (as of now).


what are the 'proper' mixed doubles rules?

Report edy September 16, 2021 9:31 PM BST
No, not proper Davis Cup. The shortened version. Sad Argentina is playing though.

Yes, Halep's husband is said to be a billionaire.

Proper mixed doubles rules means proper normal sets and scoring. Hopman Cup played Fast4 lately. AO, RG and USO use no-ad scoring and a tiebreak to ten instead of a proper third set. Wimbledon uses normal scoring.
Report wisewords September 16, 2021 10:00 PM BST
A billionaire through what though? googled his name and not much comes up, one site put his net worth at 1 million?
Report wisewords September 16, 2021 10:02 PM BST
so you prefer the proper third set rather than the tiebreak to ten/win by two clear? you're getting old edy Blush
Report edy September 17, 2021 12:23 AM BST
The Cary challenger is dangerous for personnell, at least when Eubanks is on court.

The other day Sandgren hits linesperson in anger in his match against Eubanks. Today a ball kid sleeps on Eubanks' serve and gets hit by a serve right in the save - causing bloodshed on the court.
Report edy September 17, 2021 12:27 AM BST
*Today a ball kid sleeps on Eubanks' serve and gets hit by a serve right in the face - causing bloodshed on the court.
Report edy September 17, 2021 12:28 AM BST
...but they now continued playing and the kid seems to be well again, albeit possibly a bit low on blood going by the extensive clean-up of the court they had to do.
Report Giuseppe September 17, 2021 12:58 AM BST
might start watching Cary
Report wisewords September 17, 2021 3:05 AM BST
edy loves challenger tennis!
Report Giuseppe September 17, 2021 3:28 AM BST
edy loves violence
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