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So much overlapping Cry, but with the ATP Finals starting, let's continue here.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens November 18, 2021 3:42 AM GMT

Nov 17, 2021 -- 9:21PM, wisewords wrote:


goodnight all


can't believe you went to bed before Anett's speech.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 18, 2021 3:43 AM GMT
Is MU-GU-RUZA! MU-GU-RUZA! MU-GU-RUZA! MU-GU-RUZA! the coolest chant in tennis?
Report edy November 18, 2021 3:46 AM GMT
This speech is why it's easy to be a huge Garbintje fan.
Report edy November 18, 2021 3:55 AM GMT
Pretty nice of Guadalajara to stage the best WTA Finals in decades on short notice...and not even just because all the other finals were all rubbish.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 18, 2021 3:58 AM GMT
it's been in terrible places for women's tennis for as long as I have been watching it. Doha had its charm, but they went there for the money. Istanbul was better than expected iirc, but still tennis in Turkey.
Report wisewords November 18, 2021 8:11 PM GMT
.
Report n88uk November 18, 2021 9:15 PM GMT
Istanbul was good imo. The best venue I've watched it in.
Report n88uk November 18, 2021 9:15 PM GMT
I actually thought Sinner looked a good price for the dead rubber theory tonight!
Report n88uk November 18, 2021 10:01 PM GMT
Maybe he did after all!
Report Angela Rebecchi November 18, 2021 10:52 PM GMT
Daniil's competitive spirit kicked in there. Good match. Sinner has a future for sure. Hopefully he can replace Stefanos.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 2:37 PM GMT
what a mug Rublev.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 3:07 PM GMT
Rublev will either hold in 50 seconds or get broken.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 3:29 PM GMT
Tiebreak of truth and justice for a spot in the semifinals of the ATP Finals.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 3:32 PM GMT
OMG
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 3:32 PM GMT
morrillo of death
Report Traderx90 November 19, 2021 3:33 PM GMT
Aaaand yes yes and yes!Another choker ladyboy is out.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 3:43 PM GMT
Nikolaus Fink @NikolausFink
Official: Due to the lockdown, which starts next Monday in Austria, the Davis Cup final tournament from 25th to 30th November 2021 in Innsbruck will be played without spectators.


yay.
Report edy November 19, 2021 4:00 PM GMT
Didn't even know, or remember, that the Davis Cup finals were to be held in Innsbruck this year.
Report edy November 19, 2021 4:45 PM GMT
https://www.instagram.com/p/CWduXWWAjYz/

ITF with a very strongly worded message regarding Peng Shuai.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 6:40 PM GMT
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sport/russian-gabashvili-banned-20-months-doping-offence-2326456
,
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 6:40 PM GMT

Nov 19, 2021 -- 10:00AM, edy wrote:


Didn't even know, or remember, that the Davis Cup finals were to be held in Innsbruck this year.


They're doing the Wrestlemania 2 thing.

Report SamuelMertensBertens November 19, 2021 6:42 PM GMT

Nov 19, 2021 -- 10:45AM, edy wrote:


https://www.instagram.com/p/CWduXWWAjYz/ITF with a very strongly worded message regarding Peng Shuai.


at least it's better than IOC's statement.

Report edy November 19, 2021 8:58 PM GMT
See it more and more featured in Instagram stories. Today Gasanova, Kontaveit, McNally, Bouchard, Mouratoglou, Bara, Kvitova, Pegula and probably someone I forgot or don't follow had it in their stories.
Report wisewords November 19, 2021 9:06 PM GMT
had what?
Report wisewords November 19, 2021 11:03 PM GMT
thoughts on the pics released of Peng today by the Chinese State Media?
Report n88uk November 19, 2021 11:34 PM GMT
Stuart Fraser
@stu_fraser
Confirmed. Unvaccinated players cannot participate in the 2022 Australian Open.
10:48 PM · Nov 19, 2021·TweetDeck
Report edy November 19, 2021 11:48 PM GMT

Nov 19, 2021 -- 3:06PM, wisewords wrote:


had what?


Something regarding Peng Shuai. Lisicki can be added to the above list now too.

Report n88uk November 20, 2021 12:41 AM GMT
Is VJK's forehand the biggest in the world?
Report n88uk November 20, 2021 12:44 AM GMT
Vika has spoken about it on Instastory btw to add to your list.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 12:55 AM GMT

Nov 19, 2021 -- 6:41PM, n88uk wrote:


Is VJK's forehand the biggest in the world?


yes. the biggest

Report edy November 20, 2021 10:19 AM GMT
Morita retired today. Cry
Report n88uk November 20, 2021 10:59 AM GMT
https://twitter.com/danroan/status/1461953426477178881

Not much of a threat given there won't be any events in China next year anyway.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 11:04 AM GMT
hey edy, after this WTA Montevideo tournament concludes is there any other WTA this year or is that it?
Report edy November 20, 2021 11:21 AM GMT
There are two more indoor WTA125s in France in December, covid permitting. There is also one W100 ITF tournament left in Dubai next week.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 11:24 AM GMT
Happy
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 11:25 AM GMT
wonder if Sabine will make an appearance in one of them?
Report edy November 20, 2021 12:26 PM GMT
no
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 12:42 PM GMT
any update/news on her comeback from injury?
Report edy November 20, 2021 12:52 PM GMT
She is able to lift her leg again Happy
Report edy November 20, 2021 12:53 PM GMT
She often talks a lot in her Instagram stories, but I never listen to them.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 1:02 PM GMT
you don't? not even a little? you've changed edy
Report edy November 20, 2021 1:29 PM GMT
Ain't nobody got time for that if you have 500 other stories to go through.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 1:45 PM GMT
500? you listen to 500 Shocked
Report edy November 20, 2021 1:57 PM GMT
No, I don't listen to those most of the time either. I rapid fire skip through most of it.
Report edy November 20, 2021 1:58 PM GMT
Dreamboat Anett did a AMA in her stories yesterday/today because she was bored btw.

So if you ever wondered what her favourite holiday location is...
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 2:31 PM GMT
Surprised
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 2:31 PM GMT
I did wonder!
Report edy November 20, 2021 4:45 PM GMT
Gabashvili has been banned Shocked
Report edy November 20, 2021 4:46 PM GMT
No no, not for what you guys think. He was caught doping instead.
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 4:52 PM GMT
yeah someone already posted it
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 20, 2021 5:46 PM GMT
[i]Sabine Lisicki @sabinelisicki
·16m
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 20, 2021 5:46 PM GMT
Sabine Lisicki @sabinelisicki
·16m
Happy, our little furry ball with one of the biggest hearts fell asleep yesterday
*yes, I named him happy 14 years ago #rip
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 5:52 PM GMT
Sad
Report edy November 20, 2021 6:12 PM GMT
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 20, 2021 6:21 PM GMT
Sad
Report wisewords November 20, 2021 7:03 PM GMT
I hope Sabine returns to tennis sometime next year
Report n88uk November 20, 2021 10:35 PM GMT
VJK free tonight.
Report n88uk November 20, 2021 11:49 PM GMT
Is the Andorran Anvil the most powerful in the world?
Report edy November 21, 2021 12:56 AM GMT
Two WTA125s in this mini South American clay swing, both with a Parry-Udvardy final.
Report n88uk November 21, 2021 10:22 AM GMT
The Andorran Anvil Sad
Report n88uk November 21, 2021 10:23 AM GMT

Nov 20, 2021 -- 6:56PM, edy wrote:


Two WTA125s in this mini South American clay swing, both with a Parry-Udvardy final.


What joke am I missing? Given Bondar won the other one.

Report wisewords November 21, 2021 1:21 PM GMT
dod edy get confused?
Report wisewords November 21, 2021 1:21 PM GMT
oops. did*
Report edy November 21, 2021 1:53 PM GMT
Yes, edy got confused. The Parry-Udvardy clash in Buenos Aires was one of the semifinals.
Report Platini November 21, 2021 1:58 PM GMT
even Princess Latifa has gone WTF with those Peng videos Laugh
Report wisewords November 21, 2021 2:39 PM GMT
don't worry edy Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 21, 2021 3:21 PM GMT
edy exposed as fake hipster.
Report Angela Rebecchi November 21, 2021 4:30 PM GMT
Alex with a fast start here.
Report wisewords November 21, 2021 4:38 PM GMT
been following the darts at all this afternoon Toadie? Peter Wright produced a burst of magic from 12-8 down to win the last 8 legs in a row against Michael Smith. Was an amazing level!
Report bobweenit November 21, 2021 5:51 PM GMT
Fallon has p00shed Wr0ng to new heights
Report bobweenit November 21, 2021 5:52 PM GMT
She showed him h0w to break shatter the glass ceiling
Report Angela Rebecchi November 21, 2021 7:45 PM GMT

Nov 21, 2021 -- 10:38AM, wisewords wrote:


been following the darts at all this afternoon Toadie? Peter Wright produced a burst of magic from 12-8 down to win the last 8 legs in a row against Michael Smith. Was an amazing level!


Yeah. Great match that. Got a nice bet on Snakebite at 2.0 when he levelled 12-12, with darts, on fire and Smithy likely to poo himself, worked out well!

Report bobweenit November 21, 2021 10:57 PM GMT
Betting against Bullyb0y! Shame on you T0ady...
Report wisewords November 21, 2021 11:02 PM GMT
Bullyboy is the nearly man of the PDC right now. so talented but doesn't seem to have the mental strength needed at the moment when the opponent stands up to him
Report edy November 22, 2021 8:26 PM GMT
For The Oceane Domi is now advertising vegan 3D printed salmon-replica made from plants (chiefly peas it seems) on Instagram. Pretty cool.
Report edy November 22, 2021 8:27 PM GMT
smoked salmon
Report wisewords November 22, 2021 8:29 PM GMT
so cool
Report edy November 22, 2021 8:30 PM GMT
Mladenovic and Garcia hung out together in Dubai...smilingly Surprised
Report wisewords November 22, 2021 9:48 PM GMT
Surprised
Report edy November 22, 2021 11:54 PM GMT
The ATP is apparently changing its medical timeout rule (not necessarily yet for the start of the 2022 season).

The Tennis Podcast
@TennisPodcast
Medical Time Out (Date TBD) will also adjust a little.

Remains 3 minutes but can only be taken during a changeover or a set break.

If the player cannot continue to the next change of ends, he will forfeit the points required to get to that change of ends/set break.

https://twitter.com/TennisPodcast/status/1462767120765308934

Don't like it...at all. It's a preposterously crap rule change if it comes into effect. If a sloppily prepared or wet court tries to murder a player that player will have to forfeit possibly vital games in addition to almost having been murdered? Only to counter a very miniscule, tiny, almost non-existant amount of players that possibly take breaks to break momentum before a changeover? Puh-lease!
Report edy November 22, 2021 11:55 PM GMT
It's creating a crap situation for legit injured and treatment needing players to counter a problem that doesn't exist.
Report edy November 22, 2021 11:57 PM GMT
And players will get three minutes on the potty from next year onwards. Better not be constipated.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 12:04 AM GMT
Is this new MTO rule decided on yet or just a suggestion at this point?
And I completely agree.
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 12:27 AM GMT
is the new toilet rule the "Stefanos Tsitsipas" rule?
Report edy November 23, 2021 12:34 AM GMT
Tennis Podcast seems convinced it is coming like that, just that the introduction date has not been decided.
Report edy November 23, 2021 12:35 AM GMT

Nov 22, 2021 -- 6:27PM, wisewords wrote:


is the new toilet rule the "Stefanos Tsitsipas" rule?


Absolutely it is.

Report wisewords November 23, 2021 12:44 AM GMT
Scared
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 12:44 AM GMT
edy can you tell me more about Kiki and CaGa?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 1:11 AM GMT
will we see a Paula Radcliffe situation in tennis because of this rule?
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 1:16 AM GMT
Whoops
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 1:17 AM GMT
WTA players have upset stomachs all the time Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 1:23 AM GMT
women more likely to retire in this scenario, like Petra recently. But from what I understand this is just for ATP.
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 1:27 AM GMT
so more likely Benoit Paire after eating McDonalds all week craps himself in the 1st set TB at 11-11
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 8:44 AM GMT
Andy Murray playing Abu Dhabi. Doesn't he have better things to do in December?
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 8:59 AM GMT
https://www.tennismajors.com/us-open-news/august-28-1975-the-day-shuzo-matsuoka-was-defaulted-because-of-cramps-283523.html

so this was in 1995 and changes were made. I just can't see how they in this day and age will go back in time. From a health perspective it seems very bad and I'd be surprised if players don't raise a big stink about it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 23, 2021 9:01 AM GMT
Although the public, as well as many commentators, and even Korda himself, pointed out how ruthless the cramping rules were, Matsuoka didn’t think he had been unfairly treated.

“I think it is the right rule. I think they shouldn’t touch it. Cramping is one thing, you have to work out and you have to be more fit and cramping is different than pulling a muscle, so I think it is just a rule and I think I agree with the rule.”


classic humble Japanese attitude.
Report wisewords November 23, 2021 12:39 PM GMT
Maybe this new rule won't be enforced strictly, but is being put in place to get rid of the total fakers
Report edy November 23, 2021 1:39 PM GMT
https://www.instagram.com/stories/thelittlegiant/2712721912962671010/

Thoughts on Danielle Lao's latest ad?
Report edy November 24, 2021 2:15 AM GMT
Parsa
@Parsa_Nemati
#AusOpen lead up event schedule:

Week 1:
Sydney - ATP Cup
Melbourne - 2 WTA 250's + 1 ATP 250
Adelaide - WTA 500 + ATP 250
Bendigo - ITF W60 + ATP 80
Traralgon - ITF W60 + ATP 80

Week 2:
Melbourne - AO Q
Adelaide - WTA 250 + ATP 250
Sydney - WTA 500 + ATP 250
Traralgon - ITF J1
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 24, 2021 4:38 AM GMT
I take it Melbourne will keep some of the names from this year. Wonder which ones get the ax. I hope Grampians and Phillip Island stay.
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