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Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:28 PM BST
I'm not undecided. Barty didn't look like that at 18. infact Barty was a total mug at 18
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:28 PM BST
I'm still* undecided
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:29 PM BST
are there any WTA servebots who can make life extremely difficult for Iga at Wimbledon?
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:30 PM BST
Mats in the house!
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:32 PM BST
Mats seems a bit bashful to be there
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:32 PM BST
Mats must have been really good when young. What happened that he only followed his first RG at 17 years old up with another two?
Report alun2005 June 4, 2022 3:33 PM BST
Well done Iga Swiatek, a proper champion, and about time.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:35 PM BST
Iga and Coco much better at this stuff than Naomi
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:35 PM BST
Tumaini Carayol @tumcarayol
·3m
New WTA rankings:

1. Iga Swiatek 8631
2. Anett Kontaveit 4325.

Swiatek has nearly two times as many points as the #2. Pure dominance.
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:36 PM BST
The most recent woman to win a title here and there before Iga was a proper champion too imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:37 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 3:32PM, edy wrote:


Mats must have been really good when young. What happened that he only followed his first RG at 17 years old up with another two?


that Ivan Lendl guy was pretty good. He also played super inspired Frenchman Yannick Noah one year and lost motivation for tennis at 23-24-

Report edy June 4, 2022 3:38 PM BST
burnout Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:38 PM BST
won 3 Slams in one year and reached no 1. was never the same after that.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:39 PM BST
at least Iga's speeches are always worth checking out.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:40 PM BST
Iga even made Coco smile now.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:40 PM BST
stay strong Ukraine!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:47 PM BST
We haven't seen anything of Alize Lim today. Barbara Schett still top woman on Eurosport.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:47 PM BST
psychologist Daria interview on ES now
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:48 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 3:47PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


We haven't seen anything of Alize Lim today. Barbara Schett still top woman on Eurosport.


agree, not seen Alize much at all towards the end of the tournament? Barbora chief in charge, Mats 2nd in command

Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:48 PM BST
oh she's Barbara not Barbora
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:49 PM BST
if she ever married Irina Bara she would be Barbara Bara
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:51 PM BST
Schett is already married and as a good Christian there is no escaping from that.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:52 PM BST
Barbara Schett-Bara
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:52 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 3:49PM, wisewords wrote:


if she ever married Irina Bara she would be Barbara Bara


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcns3A-IHMQ

Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:52 PM BST
I know. she's married to Josh Eagle
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:53 PM BST
https://twitter.com/SwiatekOOC/status/1533097771913334784/photo/1
Iga probably 2nd in great reactions after Osty.
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:54 PM BST
Un peu froid. mais tellement contente de commencer le gazon

How dare you English make Oceane freeze?
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:55 PM BST
wow did you know Pique and Shakira have broken up?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:55 PM BST
yeah, Pique cheated on her.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:55 PM BST
no more Shakira singing at Davis Cup
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:55 PM BST
wow. what a fool
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:55 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 3:53PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


https://twitter.com/SwiatekOOC/status/1533097771913334784/photo/1Iga probably 2nd in great reactions after Osty.


Who wouldn't react like that if the greatest current sporting legend of your country suddenly stood in front of you and wanted a hug. A really cute legend too.

Report edy June 4, 2022 3:57 PM BST
Alize Lim was underway doing reports in France.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 3:57 PM BST
yeah, demoted.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 3:58 PM BST
Alize Lim needs to mature into her work at ES. she'll be great eventually
Report edy June 4, 2022 3:59 PM BST
Oh, asics gave Iga a nice jacket with two stars and "1GA".
Report edy June 4, 2022 4:00 PM BST
Will have to consolidate multiple slams into 1 star eventually. It's gonna look silly to have 40 stars on the jacket.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:00 PM BST
Babsi making fun of Wilander's serve now.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:01 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 4:00PM, edy wrote:


Will have to consolidate multiple slams into 1 star eventually. It's gonna look silly to have 40 stars on the jacket.


can just write .001e* or whatever 40 is.

Report edy June 4, 2022 4:02 PM BST
4e1 is longer than 40.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:04 PM BST
4e1* is shorter than ****************************************
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:05 PM BST
why can't she have 40 stars on her jacket anyway? Have you not seen a jacket with a US flag on it? That has 50.
Report edy June 4, 2022 4:06 PM BST
True enough.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:13 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 3:53PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


https://twitter.com/SwiatekOOC/status/1533097771913334784/photo/1Iga probably 2nd in great reactions after Osty.


https://twitter.com/rolandgarros/status/1533097464491802626

Report edy June 4, 2022 4:14 PM BST
Hopefully Gauff and Pegula will lift the doubles trophy tomorrow. I saw with Vera at Wimbledon how sad it can make someone if they lose two finals at a slam.
Report wisewords June 4, 2022 4:18 PM BST
edy you pumped for the doubles final?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 4:23 PM BST
my two flags playing each other tomorrow. Linda vs Olivia.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:00 PM BST
Carlos Alcaraz @alcarazcarlos03
Simply amazing @iga_swiatek! Congrats! @rolandgarros


Carlos not realizing it's never gonna happen Sad
Report edy June 4, 2022 5:06 PM BST
Sad

Ignored by the first true crush.

Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:14 PM BST
Maybe she will be impressed once he's won some Slams, but if he keeps this stalking up before he does she'll blacklist him forever.
Report edy June 4, 2022 5:15 PM BST
Carlos should really angle for someone much older (heard Shakira is free) or a bit younger instead of a bit older. Better chances.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:15 PM BST
true. but the heart wants what it wants Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:33 PM BST
Jon Wertheim@jon_wertheim
·20m
Hearing @atptour is following @WTA lead and will remove China events from 2022 calendar...will likely be couched as Covid-driven and not Peng Shuai. Regardless, 3x years no tennis in China....


as long as these tournaments take place elsewhere, great news Excited
Report edy June 4, 2022 5:36 PM BST
ATP will have zero problem replacing tournaments.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:50 PM BST
Message from Zverev:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FUbB9xjXoAIU8I_?format=jpg&name=small
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 5:50 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 5:36PM, edy wrote:


ATP will have zero problem replacing tournaments.


yeah Happy

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 4, 2022 6:05 PM BST
Andy Murray losing in Surbiton.
Report stu June 4, 2022 6:33 PM BST
Don't know why but Barbara always seems so dirty (or maybe it's my mind)...guessing the latter. Silly
Report edy June 4, 2022 7:51 PM BST
Mischief
Report edy June 4, 2022 10:27 PM BST
https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/who-can-realistically-stop-swiatek-at-wimbledon.1393035/page-2#post-83424163

Someone posted a cute Anett gif on TF.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 2:21 PM BST
Early doors, but this looks an absolute massacre already.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 2:25 PM BST

Jun 4, 2022 -- 5:33PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Jon Wertheim@jon_wertheim·20mHearing @atptour is following @WTA lead and will remove China events from 2022 calendar...will likely be couched as Covid-driven and not Peng Shuai. Regardless, 3x years no tennis in China....as long as these tournaments take place elsewhere, great news


It probably is covid driven. No other international sports to my knowledge are currently playing in China, because their demands are too high/unfeasible. I believe they still want you to isolate like 2 weeks upon entry. Well nobody is going to do that to play Beijing/Shanghai in 2022, so unfeasible demands.

The likes of F1 ditched Chinese grand prix from their calendar for this reason. In reality until China ditches it's zero covid policy, there will be no international sport in China (outside of anomalies like Winter Olympics which were run under very special protocol).

Report n88uk June 5, 2022 2:26 PM BST
It must be pretty horrendous being a Chinese player on tour for that reason too.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 2:32 PM BST
Rusedski ramping about Rafa's foot.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 2:40 PM BST
Nadal isn't even playing well and is 4-1 up, tells you all you need to know.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 2:41 PM BST
And the 1 game Ruud won probably one of the worst games Nadal played in his career.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 3:17 PM BST
Naomi Broady saying Leo Borg is doing well.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:06 PM BST
Eurosport keep talking like this is Rafa's last match and he's going to retire after this match. I don't buy it for a second.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:07 PM BST
I also not sure where they get said information from. As even the reports he won't play Wimbledon have been denied by his PR manager.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:11 PM BST
Just speculation imo based on his interviews.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:12 PM BST
We've seen him talk like this before though.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:16 PM BST
Speaking of Wimbledon, how is Alcaraz shorter odds than Nadal on the exchange? Laugh
Report Wesdag June 5, 2022 4:19 PM BST
Not likely Nadal will turn up would be my guess.
Report johnnythebull June 5, 2022 4:20 PM BST
this Norwegian muppet gotta be one of the worst ever players to make a Slam final
would've gotten bagelled by Swiantek
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:20 PM BST
It probably is hurt by multiple articles saying Nadal won't play, which probably is very possible. Also all commentary talks like he won't play too.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:20 PM BST
well that would make some sense on an anti-post market but not here where bets are voided if player doesn't start.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:20 PM BST
Albeit he's bound to be asked in press in a few hours.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:22 PM BST
It stops people putting money on though which affects the price.
Report johnnythebull June 5, 2022 4:33 PM BST
6-0,6-0,6-0 couldn't have been more one-sided
could've won had he been limbless
ain't modern medicine wonderful
14 at RG..phenomenal,unthinkable really
Report brain dead jockeys June 5, 2022 4:36 PM BST
he will be back next year. needs to play wimbledon and USO  this year. forget the other events.
calander slam is on. federer never won the first two...........
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:40 PM BST
Going to be opportunities given both Wimbledon and USO will have weakened draws.
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:42 PM BST
Zverev likely out of both (torn ankle ligaments, so defo Wimbledon for sure)
Medvedev out of Wimbledon
Djokovic out of USO as it stands (not surely how likely this is to change, but seems no real movement on that front)
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:43 PM BST
Indeed won't be too long until AO and the Djokovic Australia circus, I assume he still can't get in there either.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:43 PM BST
Sabine Lisicki @sabinelisicki
·2m
WOW…simply incredible what we get to witness!!! 14th Title at @rolandgarros for @RafaelNadal


just another Rafa fangurl
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:46 PM BST

Jun 5, 2022 -- 4:40PM, n88uk wrote:


Going to be opportunities given both Wimbledon and USO will have weakened draws.


Must be tricky for him. It's one thing to retire when you no longer can compete at your best, but that is not the case with him.

Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:53 PM BST
Remember the days finals weren't predictable low odds trains.
Report SontaranStratagem June 5, 2022 4:54 PM BST
Nadal has been lucky to get a freebie at the AO sadly

Can seem him snagging one more this season which finishes it off he’ll not be caught then

Djock wont even be playing USO so I think its over already Sad
Report SontaranStratagem June 5, 2022 4:55 PM BST
N88 weve not had that for years really

When Federer arrived all that went out the window
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 4:56 PM BST
No retirement announcement. Not even a Pennetta style "I will retire at the end of the year".
Report n88uk June 5, 2022 4:56 PM BST
Defo not the words of a man playing his final match anyway from Rafa.
Report brain dead jockeys June 5, 2022 5:14 PM BST
i thought new york had dropped the sports vaccine requirement, allowing novak to play USO

rafa has to keep going as zverev will be out for season......medvedev not playing wimbledon.......novak will never play the aus open again as i cant see aus gov dropping vaccine requirement.........

novak, rafa, carlos.......the rest are nowhere.........since medvedev has lost interest and tsitispas, well dear or dear........
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 5:15 PM BST
Ravi Ubha @raviubha
·6m
Nadal (Eurosport): "We played with no feeling on the foot. We played with an injection on the nerve...so the foot was asleep, so that's why I was able to play."
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 5:16 PM BST

Jun 5, 2022 -- 5:14PM, brain dead jockeys wrote:


i thought new york had dropped the sports vaccine requirement, allowing novak to play USOrafa has to keep going as zverev will be out for season......medvedev not playing wimbledon.......novak will never play the aus open again as i cant see aus gov dropping vaccine requirement.........novak, rafa, carlos.......the rest are nowhere.........since medvedev has lost interest and tsitispas, well dear or dear........


think the problem is entry to the country.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 5:27 PM BST
Carole Bouchard @carole_bouchard
·15m
Nadal on French TV said that his worst moment of the tournament was after the match against Moutet as he just couldn't walk anymore. Said he had to have his foot anesthetized to be able to keep going, thanked the doc form the Spanish federation.


Think of your health, Rafa!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 5, 2022 10:18 PM BST
The Tennis Podcast@TennisPodcast
·3h
Nadal says he will not take the injection he had for #RolandGarros at Wimbledon.

He will only play Wimbledon if the other treatment he is due to have next week, works.
Report edy June 5, 2022 10:53 PM BST
Sad
Report edy June 5, 2022 10:54 PM BST
So no Rafa at Wimbledon then.
Report edy June 6, 2022 8:44 AM BST
I see Gauff lost the doubles final too. Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 6, 2022 11:20 AM BST
Cry
Report wisewords June 6, 2022 11:25 PM BST

Jun 6, 2022 -- 8:44AM, edy wrote:


I see Gauff lost the doubles final too.


Sad

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