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SamuelMertensBertens
19 Sep 21 19:51
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The tournament with the most over the top celebrations in sports is back after a one year hiatus. Also, WTA Ostrava has a strong field and ATP is back after a week of Davis Cup.
I haven't seen the courts in Ostrava, so I don't know if the exclamation marks are still there, but I sure hope so.
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Report edy September 24, 2021 4:53 PM BST
oh
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 4:56 PM BST
Jeff is a bit of a jerk. I reported a bug on his site through three different channels. He wouldn't even respond to any of them. I know he does this for non-profit, but you can still reply to a message imo.
Report edy September 24, 2021 4:57 PM BST
What's the bug?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 5:01 PM BST
some retirements were not listed under retirements. It would just say for instance 2-6 1-3 as the result instead of 2-6 1-3 RET and thus not make the list.
But when I look now this seems to have been fixed.
Report edy September 24, 2021 5:39 PM BST
Ah ok, I see.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:09 PM BST

Sep 24, 2021 -- 8:23AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Christopher Clarey @christophclarey· 1hFrench player Jeremy Chardy tells AFP he is putting an end to his 2021 season because of a bad reaction to the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 that has made it painful for him to play. Says he was vaccinated between Olympics and US Open and now regrets ithttps://twitter.com/christophclarey/status/1441375667082330117


Wow wonder what Edys thoughts are...

Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:10 PM BST
Poor Jezza dropped his pants like the flock and ended up worse off
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 6:12 PM BST
you're not meant to take the shot in the buttocks.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:15 PM BST
It't true but some patients and jab givers insist on it Sam..
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:21 PM BST
So the pfizer nearly offed Erikssen and has ended Jezzas season
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:21 PM BST
2 fit sportsmen, these pharmas have no shame ...
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:25 PM BST
Robert, what does The Holy Bible teach you about lying?
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:26 PM BST
Spare a thought 4 Gro00nt too!! In bed after the vax for a week and not won a bet sinceSadCryCry
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:27 PM BST
I heard you recently found two quid to charge your sim again after a few months of "sim problems".
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:29 PM BST
Got a contract phone Ed, getting your info from the same sources that say take a jab (dodgy ones)
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:31 PM BST
Ok, then you found a few quid to finally pay your run up phone bills so the service operator enabled your sim again.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:33 PM BST
I understand why u are coming strong 4 me, some people get very angry when they realise eveything they know is a stitch up from the powers that be, normal reaction from the flock tbh..

It will subside when u set yourself free tho brother
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:36 PM BST
I know I, as an ignorant sheep, am far beneath a genius free thinker like yourself that can see through it all because their cousin from Trinidad got giant testicles after vaccination.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:38 PM BST
Not heard of that side effect will look into itWink
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:42 PM BST
Always do your own research! Don't be a sheep! It's very important.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 6:47 PM BST
Dont demean the Island of Trinidad then, trying to articulate that they are stupid and backward. Could be classed as racist in some circles...

Have to be careful what u say on here these days brother
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:56 PM BST
Only a racist mind would that into it. Interesting that you understand it that way, although not entirely surprising.
Report edy September 24, 2021 6:56 PM BST
*Only a racist mind would read that into it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 7:00 PM BST
Anett with a different outfit today compared to last round. Not a believer in good luck charm then.
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 7:01 PM BST
I beg to differ
Report edy September 24, 2021 7:24 PM BST
Europe already smashing Team World again in Laver Cup.
Report edy September 24, 2021 7:27 PM BST
It's a very Swedish captaincy for Europe again this year.
Report edy September 24, 2021 7:28 PM BST
Sum of ranks for Europe: 31

Sum of ranks for the Team World players: 174
Report bobweenit September 24, 2021 7:50 PM BST
Sounds like the ryder cup
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 10:01 PM BST
who does Brilla cheer for her?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 10:15 PM BST
*here
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 11:23 PM BST
classic Felix collapse here.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 24, 2021 11:24 PM BST
but good selling of how disappointed he was about the loss.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:29 AM BST
The out calls at Laver Cup are too low volume.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:33 AM BST
Though not universally. Some are ok. There have however also been quite a few calls where players, crowd and I didn't hear the call. Something I didn't notice to the same extend at other Hawkeye Live tournaments.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:52 AM BST
nerves at Laver Cup LaughLaughLaugh
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:52 AM BST
Rublev does this far too often for his own good. He already double faulted on set point in the tiebreak against Tiafoe at the USO, and if I remember correctly also on set point against Struff at RG.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:53 AM BST

Sep 24, 2021 -- 8:33PM, edy wrote:


Though not universally. Some are ok. There have however also been quite a few calls where players, crowd and I didn't hear the call. Something I didn't notice to the same extend at other Hawkeye Live tournaments.


Blair Henley @BlairHenley
· 20m
If the electronic line calling “vocals” sound familiar in Boston, it’s because they are voiced by Rod Laver himself.

Tough to beat Laver Cup in the “attention to detail” department.

#LaverCup

Report edy September 25, 2021 2:54 AM BST
Which is remarkable because he isn't double faulting that terribly often otherwise.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:55 AM BST
So...did these matches today matter whatsoever? Nando's has had this overall winner market up all day. It was 1.33 Team Europe very early in the first Laver Cup match of the day. It is still 1.33 now three match wins later for Team Europe.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:56 AM BST
this would be such a cool tournament if teams weren't so lopsided.
And hosts should be able to pick surfaces. If North America just picked grass, Team Europe would have to rethink their team selections.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:56 AM BST
They do some really stupid thing that makes the final matches count far, far more than the first bunch of matches, don't they?
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:57 AM BST
Oh, odds moved to 1.30 since I queried about them.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:57 AM BST
Day 1: 1 pt per tie
Day 2: 2 pt per tie
Day 3: 3 pt per tie

so 3-0 is not much at this point.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:58 AM BST
Ah yeah...that must also be why Friday sees the relatively weaker folks like Ruud and Rublev play instead of Medvedev and Zverev.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:59 AM BST
If teams were even they wouldn't have to do this silly scoring system. But now they have to for Team World to have any chance.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:59 AM BST

Sep 24, 2021 -- 8:58PM, edy wrote:


Ah yeah...that must also be why Friday sees the relatively weaker folks like Ruud and Rublev play instead of Medvedev and Zverev.


yeah. all of the six players have to play at least once. and with Ruud having played today, we will probably not see Ruud vs Kyrgios.

Report edy September 25, 2021 3:00 AM BST
They should just do what the NBA has reshaped its All-Star Game into and have the two captains draft out of a pool of (willing) players.
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:01 AM BST
Team Borg vs. Team McEnroe would be lots more interesting than Team Europe vs. Team World. There is zero history behind the latter anyway.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:02 AM BST
Trying to copy Ryder Cup.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:03 AM BST
Is Kyrgios ever beefing with any non-Europeans? Is he just taking this competition very very seriously picking fights with European players all year long?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:04 AM BST
concept is fine, Team World just need to step up. It's six continents vs one ffs. And they still suck.
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:09 AM BST
I know they are trying to create somewhat of a tennis version of Ryder Cup, but I don't buy that they are in the long-haul. That they are trying to create a continental event that will still be around in a hundred years.

Under that aspect I think it would be cooler to indeed treat it more like an ATP All-Star event where players from every continent can be in either team.
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:10 AM BST
Know what I mean? If you are not trying to create a new historic event that will still be held a hundred years from now, you might as well try to maximize the few years you are getting out of it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:16 AM BST
I prefer Team Europe vs Team World over Team McEnroe vs Team Borg or Team Federer vs Team Nadal.
I think their goal is to create a longstanding tradition, but it's going to hard to get it to work with Europe being so dominant over the forseeable future. Maybe they should invite the ladies to even out things a bit. Although I'd prefer if the ladies did their own version.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:21 AM BST
They seem to have toned down the over-the-top celebrations this year, but we shall see tomorrow when previous offenders enter the tournament.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 1:28 PM BST
watching Kwon and Duckworth in Kazahkstan in the early mornings is giving me flashback to my hipster phase in 2019.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 1:47 PM BST

Sep 24, 2021 -- 9:21PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


They seem to have toned down the over-the-top celebrations this year, but we shall see tomorrow when previous offenders enter the tournament.


I did see Jack Sock flossing yesterday though Cry

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 1:58 PM BST
https://twitter.com/tennisemms/status/1441735735996989442

woah Team Rest of the World not fans of Zverev.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:01 PM BST
Entry List Updates @EntryLists
· 36m
Indian Wells update:
OUT: Kyrgios
IN: Moutet
Next: Seppi


Excited
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:06 PM BST

Sep 25, 2021 -- 7:47AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Sep 25, 2021 -- 2:21AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:They seem to have toned down the over-the-top celebrations this year, but we shall see tomorrow when previous offenders enter the tournament.I did see Jack Sock flossing yesterday though


Yeah, and then Schwartzman barely won a point after that.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:06 PM BST
Excited
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:07 PM BST

Sep 25, 2021 -- 7:28AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


watching Kwon and Duckworth in Kazahkstan in the early mornings is giving me flashback to my hipster phase in 2019.


Don't watch Kwon if you are interested in not seeing muggery.

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:25 PM BST
next week will be brutal: ATP in Sofia and San Diego. WTA in Nur-Sultan and Chicago.
I see Betfair is doing maintenance on Tuesday morning, that looks like all the sleep I'll get next week.
Report edy September 25, 2021 2:44 PM BST
San Diego Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 2:47 PM BST
why is San Diego Cry
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:02 PM BST
It's far out west with very late hours. Cry
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:04 PM BST
If it was ATP Nur-Sultan it would be fine - can skip that because ATP Nur-Sultan is for mugs, but not with there being an WTA tournament in Nur-Sultan that will have early hours.
Report edy September 25, 2021 3:46 PM BST
I see them mugs are not even able to put up streams for both semifinals of a WTA500 tournament.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 3:56 PM BST
they don't discriminate. I see a stream is up now.
Report edy September 25, 2021 4:14 PM BST
Did you see Srebotnik was introduced into the Guinness Book of World Records?

She won the first ever WTA singles tournament she entered (Oeiras 1999), the first WTA doubles tournament she entered (Makarska 1998) and the first ever mixed doubles event she entered (RG 1999).
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 4:17 PM BST
I lost the first tennis tournament I ever entered: 0-6, 1-6 (and the game I won was only thanks to the opponent being nice).
Report edy September 25, 2021 4:18 PM BST
Not all of us can be a Srebotnik.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 4:28 PM BST
Kim hasn't withdrawn from Chicago yet Happy
Report edy September 25, 2021 4:30 PM BST
Srebotnik didn't win her first professional singles and doubles events btw., if that wasn't clear enough. She had played a whole bunch of ITF tournaments in prior years. Oeiras and Makarska were just her respective debuts in singles and doubles with the big girl WTA circuit.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 4:31 PM BST
Anett makes the final.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 4:36 PM BST
Julia Lohoff losing.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 4:37 PM BST
woah she's old.
Report edy September 25, 2021 5:35 PM BST
You might have seen her as Julia Wachaczyk in draws before.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 6:54 PM BST
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@JJlovesTennis
Matches in Chicago next week will start at 9:00 AM each day, earliest start time I can remember at a tennis tournament.
Report edy September 25, 2021 7:15 PM BST
sweet
Report edy September 25, 2021 7:16 PM BST
That, coupled with them having at least four courts available to them, might mean that they don't run out of light every single day like was the case with the 125 and 250 tournaments there a few weeks ago.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 7:26 PM BST
Kent Vaxxed and Relaxed
@BookShrike·16h
@jon_wertheim
love the whole Laver Cup concept except the World v Europe.  Makes no sense. There should be a draft instead for Team Borg and Team McEnroe. Thinking ahead 10-20 years ratings would be high just for the draft show for Team Nadal and Team Federer. So much potential


flags at Laver Cup. I could get behind that.
Report edy September 25, 2021 9:17 PM BST
The more tournaments in Chicago I watch, the more I understand the "Windy City" nickname.
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 10:08 PM BST
lots of farting?
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 10:09 PM BST
who would give a **** about two teams of randomly selected players playing each other?
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 10:11 PM BST
i've made my opinion on this quite clear

scrap the davis, rod laver and fed cups, and have one super tournament

why will nobody listen to me?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 10:20 PM BST
no way. one cup instead of three tournaments to make wettquotens on.
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 11:09 PM BST
would you not prefer another ATP and WTA event instead?

it's all very gimmicky
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 11:35 PM BST
Raducanu has split her coach? is that old news?
Report Giuseppe September 25, 2021 11:35 PM BST
split with

lol
Report edy September 25, 2021 11:36 PM BST
The folks that play Laver Cup in this spot would majorily not show up this week anyway. There is a reason Federer and his partners chose this particular weekend when they created Laver Cup. It's in a week that traditionally has only 250 tournaments because the very top players want a bit more rest after the US Open and Davis Cup (though they have mostly been shunning Davis Cup too).

Instead of not playing at all because they don't want a full week of action in this spot, they have created a nice little, relaxed earner for the players for playing at max 4 full sets and 2 match tiebreaks. Half of that even in doubles instead of singles. Nothing is really at stake either.

Everyone else has the 250s (ATP) and the 500 (WTA) available to them.
Report edy September 25, 2021 11:41 PM BST

Sep 25, 2021 -- 5:35PM, Giuseppe wrote:


Raducanu has split her coach? is that old news?


It was only meant to be a contract for the summer (i.e until the end of USO) to begin with because he didn't want to become a traveling coach. Wanted to be in England to make his son the next Paolo Lorenzi. This was the case before the US Open anyway.

Maybe he did change mind after the US Open because being a traveling coach with Raducanu for just a couple more years could have been a major, major earner and she decided to move on to a higher profile coach as the contract was up...who knows...?

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2021 1:40 AM BST
will Team Europe tank the doubles here to at least make day 3 a lil bit exciting?
Report edy September 26, 2021 2:51 AM BST
Is Team World even trying if they refuse to use Jack Sock in the doubles?
Report edy September 26, 2021 3:06 AM BST
Remember Kimberly Birrell? Her brother Cade is currently playing in the Australian UTR.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2021 3:20 AM BST
I am a big fan of Kimberly Birrell.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2021 3:51 AM BST
what mugs Team World.
Report edy September 26, 2021 12:57 PM BST
Shoulda really used Jack Sock
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2021 3:11 PM BST
Anett wins biggest title of her career.
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