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SamuelMertensBertens
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The first Slam of the year is here. IT'S THE HAPPY SLAM HappyHappyHappyHappyHappyHappy
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Report wisewords January 28, 2023 10:58 AM GMT
do it Aryna Sabalenki
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 10:58 AM GMT
KAMANNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:00 AM GMT
we're on the road to Belarussia!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:02 AM GMT
she's only 3 away
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:02 AM GMT
wow. she has to serve it out
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:03 AM GMT
Do you believe in biomechanics?
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:03 AM GMT
I believe in Sabalenki!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:04 AM GMT
this could be brutal though wisey !
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:04 AM GMT
ffs Ryba
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:04 AM GMT
we're nearly there!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:05 AM GMT
I don't wanna see a crying Aryna
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:06 AM GMT
oh no
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:06 AM GMT
FINISH THIS SABALENKI !
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:07 AM GMT
FINISH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:07 AM GMT
omg she did the double
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:09 AM GMT
oh my actual
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:10 AM GMT
oh my actual actual actual
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:10 AM GMT
Sabalenka's Always GOATing!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:11 AM GMT
Sabalenka Always GOATing!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:12 AM GMT
oh my actual
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:12 AM GMT
Saba's HR right now must be fascinating
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:12 AM GMT
this time Sabalenki
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:13 AM GMT
let's win your first slam. go.
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:13 AM GMT
SABALENKA ALWAYS GOATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:14 AM GMT
wow !!!!!! what a match !!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:15 AM GMT
saba is champion, at last !! destiny achieved !!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:16 AM GMT
knew we'd get a great reaction!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:16 AM GMT
The Happy Slam is Over and it's time for muggery!
By aaronh on 8 Feb 16 17:20
4 (295) 294 Aryna SabalenkaI've never seen this name in all me life
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:16 AM GMT
a moment of destiny !!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:17 AM GMT

Jan 28, 2023 -- 5:16AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


The Happy Slam is Over and it's time for muggery!By aaronh on 8 Feb 16 17:204 (295) 294 Aryna SabalenkaI've never seen this name in all me life


bring back king hatchy !!

Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:17 AM GMT
best women's Grand Slam final in absolutely ages
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:18 AM GMT
i won't forget that one, what a match !!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:20 AM GMT
i will say not long ago i felt, this will not happen for saba in her career
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:20 AM GMT

Jan 28, 2023 -- 5:17AM, wisewords wrote:


best women's Grand Slam final in absolutely ages


that one with Vika and Serena.

Report Journeyman January 28, 2023 11:21 AM GMT
Ultimately she did her talking on the court. Well done.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:21 AM GMT
ww spotted in the crowd.
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1619293002836643840
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:22 AM GMT
can we have a moment to say Ryba, well played you deserve a slam again soon, today we say ryba is champion of the world here in sunny melbourne !
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:22 AM GMT
wacky speech time.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:22 AM GMT

Jan 28, 2023 -- 5:21AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


ww spotted in the crowd.https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1619293002836643840


LaughLaughLaugh

Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:22 AM GMT

Jan 28, 2023 -- 5:22AM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


can we have a moment to say Ryba, well played you deserve a slam again soon, today we say ryba is champion of the world here in sunny melbourne !


we say saba* !!!

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:27 AM GMT
https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/1619294435090792449

Aussie bullies Sad

Aryna had the last laugh.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:28 AM GMT
Elena. Sweet heart of the tour and super fighter Love
Report Journeyman January 28, 2023 11:29 AM GMT
I wasn't a doubter. Now I'm a Sabeliever!

Good for the game to have a winner that wanted it that much.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:29 AM GMT
elena " goosebumps " with the crowd, what a moment, what a speech !! crowd clap loudly !!!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:31 AM GMT
Sabalenka just blanked BJK's handshake Laugh
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:31 AM GMT
saba still shaking !!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:32 AM GMT

Jan 28, 2023 -- 5:31AM, wisewords wrote:


Sabalenka just blanked BJK's handshake


not into handshakes today. Didn't shake umpire's hands either.

Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:32 AM GMT
big smiles between two finalists, big moments of friendship and maybe rivlary on court but great friends off court for the future for sure !
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2023 11:32 AM GMT
But just because being on cloud nine rather than being rude.
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:34 AM GMT
wonder if this will push Saba to another level or if this is her pinnacle?
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:37 AM GMT
they will be looking at march and thinking indian wells and miami and thinking we can be champions here ?!
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 11:37 AM GMT
and then they get there and both lose in round 2
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:37 AM GMT
march is probably my favourite month for tennis outside of slams, love indian wells and miami so much
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:38 AM GMT
wisey, do you not believe? or will they win and charge at wimbledon and finally we have players who are at the top for a bit of consistency ?!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:39 AM GMT
big triumph clues here in the 1140 at chelters wisey...
Report Angela Rebecchi January 28, 2023 11:49 AM GMT
did you see that wisey? JDG pulled like a dog, triples in price win market yet people backing it SP 1.4x top 3, what a lovely start to the day !
Report mesmerised January 28, 2023 12:17 PM GMT
I've never been a fan of Sabalenka mostly because I've rallied against brute force and one dimensional tennis, whilst she still goes for broke on so many shots she is now a better player who can actually play a bit as well. Always good to see a new winner on one hand but on the other wta tennis seriously needs some consistent slam winner to get these rivalries going that can transcend the sport like it has in men's tennis, just hasn't happened in years now and I've lost count of the number of different number 1's. Having said all of the that the last couple of years Saba has looked half decent on clay despite it being her weakest surface in theory, so she can win it but the trend would be for another new winner, someone like Jabeur, Garcia, Kasatkina, Collins or Badosa. On one had that makes it interesting on the other it doesn't grow the sport especially given there's still not anyone that wants to be a media star or darling, there's a lot of quiet Eastern European girls who just want to go about their business.
Report wisewords January 28, 2023 1:48 PM GMT
let's go Linda!
Report SontaranStratagem January 29, 2023 2:00 AM GMT
Joker to tie Nadal coming up ExcitedExcited

The best ever
Report brain dead jockeys January 29, 2023 9:41 AM GMT
cant see how stefanos wins this.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 10:00 AM GMT
Stef wasting chances.
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 10:25 AM GMT
easy for Djokovic
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 10:26 AM GMT
what a mug Stef
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 10:30 AM GMT
Missing: Stefanos Tsitsipas's forehand. Last seen on Rod Laver Arena 10 mins ago.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 10:31 AM GMT
awful tiebreak this.
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 10:42 AM GMT
what's Stef moaning about?
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 10:42 AM GMT
advertising white like the ball
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:19 AM GMT
4 points away now
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:32 AM GMT
caramba do you have any idea when we can expect Kyrgios to be back on tour? he was making quite good progress last year reaching the Wimbledon final and followed that up with a decent run to the QFs of the US Open. he would have made the men's singles at this Aus Open much more exciting/entertaining if he hadn't injured his knee
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:40 AM GMT
and we're here, at Championship Point
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:41 AM GMT
from 5-0 Djokovic to 6-5 Djokovic
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:43 AM GMT
Novak in blue is the Champion! #22
Report SontaranStratagem January 29, 2023 11:43 AM GMT
The best ever

If it wasnt for kicking him out of the US and AO last year hed be two clear of Rafa by now
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:46 AM GMT
Novak is weeping PlainSad
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:47 AM GMT
and we look towards Paris, in May. the showdown!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 29, 2023 11:48 AM GMT
Idemo my king. A year, decades of emotion this. What a beautiful final. Outright market completely battered
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:49 AM GMT
Toadie! how do you see things going? RG 23 followed by SW19 23. could be 23 each after those two? or is Rafa's body totally gone and Novak will elevate himself to 24 by the end of Wimbledon?
Report Angela Rebecchi January 29, 2023 11:53 AM GMT
I feel much more likely the latter wisey. For tennis I would like the former though would also love the latter for our goat, Idemo. How do you see it?
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 11:54 AM GMT
I'm really not sure. it would be very cool going into US Open 23 with both tied on 23. hopefully Novak will be able to get into USA by then
Report Angela Rebecchi January 29, 2023 11:55 AM GMT
We have witnessed greatness here wisey. Novak in second gear can't drop a set to anyone on tour, so the only battle is with himself.
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 12:02 PM GMT
will Tittypas win a Slam one day?
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 12:03 PM GMT
or will he be like Nishikori, Raonic, Berdych?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 12:03 PM GMT
It's sad how the tour has completely fallen apart. Tsitsipas hasn't progressed in the past 3.5 years, Medvedev going backwards, Father time catching up with Rafa, Alcaraz injured, Thiem and Zverev ruined by injuries, only the latter might recover. As a result we got the most boring non-Wimbledon Slam in about 20 years.
Report Journeyman January 29, 2023 12:09 PM GMT
It's another generation sidleined by the Elite. For Tsitsipas, Zverev and that Russian bloke that said he was in the new big 3 read JWT, Berdych, Raonic.
Novak will plough on for another 3 or 4 years right at the front masking this till the next batch are ready to try.
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 12:10 PM GMT
so many part-timers. Osaka won a few slams then couldn't be bothered. same with Barty
Report wisewords January 29, 2023 12:14 PM GMT
over to you Roland Garros!
Report alun2005 January 29, 2023 12:39 PM GMT
Sam Querrey at his best would surely take out both Lancey Nadal and Djok playing together.
Report alun2005 January 29, 2023 12:41 PM GMT
It's such a shame he retired because various idiots on here perhaps understandably compared his messianic global appeal with that of some herbert called Manson.
Report Journeyman January 29, 2023 12:46 PM GMT
I could see the US open being the banana skin rather than the French.
His record there is dire in relative terms because he's used up so much of his battery by the end of the summer.

To quote Baderunner 'The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly'
Report mesmerised January 29, 2023 12:56 PM GMT
#NextGenerationOfMugs
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 1:03 PM GMT
Novak dominance killing betting Sad

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On another note, £6,583,017 is the lowest amount I've ever seen matched in this final. By some margin.
Report Journeyman January 29, 2023 2:44 PM GMT
As the dust settles on greatness there's flag action going on in France.

Arthur Fils down a set in the Quimper final. Can he rally to win two challenger titles in a row after the other Arthur won two titles?
Is the era of warring French hipster Arthurs a thing?
Report Journeyman January 29, 2023 5:28 PM GMT
#Pluckywatch

Katie Swan trying to qualify for a 250 takes the second set then CRASHES 6-0 in the decider to Olga.

Emma gets a lot of criticism, has made some baffling moves and seems to be treating the gym as a kind of comfort blanket. But UK womens tennis utterly depends on her right now.
Report brain dead jockeys January 29, 2023 5:56 PM GMT
only 5 different winners of Aus open since 2004 - Fed 6, Novak 10, rafa 2, Stan 1, M safin 1
only 4 different winners of French open since 2005 - rafa 14, fed 1, Novak 2, Stan 1
only 4 different winners of Wimbledon since 2003 - Fed 8, Novak 7, Andy 2, Rafa 2

talk about tennis domination by a few.......
Report Journeyman January 29, 2023 7:30 PM GMT
only 5 different winners of Aus open since 2004 - Fed 6, Novak 10, rafa 2, Stan 1, M safin 1


Andy Murray is of course the ghost at the feast here.

Reached the final more times than the title wins of Rafa, Safin and Stan added together Cry
Report mesmerised January 29, 2023 7:45 PM GMT
If there is an unluckier sporstman in history than Murray then I'd like to who it is, to have had to be the best active player outside of the 3 greatest tennis players of all time playing them throughout their prime is as unfortunate as it gets. Though walking away with 3 slams, 2 golds, World Number 1, Davies Cup and a load of masters is not too shabby, also managed to beat them a load of times albeit mostly in smaller events, must have the best h2h record v those 3.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 29, 2023 7:57 PM GMT
Michal Samulski
@MichalSamulski
Just after signing a new $500 million TV rights deal, Channel 9 has been hit with a 40 per cent drop-off in Aus Open viewers.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open-2023-tv-ratings-expose-channel-9s-worst-nightmare/news-story/419aed7be4e3ffcf56eddc3e746df35a

uh oh
Report wisewords January 30, 2023 3:27 PM GMT
Ash Barty screwed Channel 9!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2023 6:19 PM GMT
yeah, she could have had the decency to inform them about her plans before they dropped 500 mil on this.
Report mesmerised January 30, 2023 6:44 PM GMT
Home and away getting more viewers, cannot believe that show is even still going, even Neighbours has been discontinued, read not so long ago that the character called Jessy in show from many years ago, topped himself, he was one of the few good good actors who could have gone hollywood.
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