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SamuelMertensBertens
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Busy week of tennis ahead of us compared to the very relaxed 2 weeks Masters back to back we've just had. 4 main tour tournaments as well as qualies for Roland Garros.
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Report wisewords May 27, 2023 2:45 PM BST
thoughts on Patrick in full panic mode ever since Simona was charged with the blood passport irregularites? he seems rattled and scared
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:04 PM BST
Bronzetti served for the title in both the second and third set and will still end up losing.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:14 PM BST
Ended up with silver instead of gold Sad
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:19 PM BST
She actually won in the end after all. Unlike in the second set, where she also had a multitude of chances to break again at 5-5, she was helped by Grabher double faulting when bp down at 5-5 in the final set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:24 PM BST
Could you not have written this sooner? Now I wasted an excellent joke on this, which obviously fell flat due to the information being correct.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:24 PM BST
*incorrect

CryCry
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:25 PM BST
Darren still belives in Simona btw.
True love Love
https://twitter.com/darren_cahill/status/1660179213901504515
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:26 PM BST
Hey hey now, I did say "will end up losing", not "did end up losing"
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:26 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 3:04PM, edy wrote:


Bronzetti served for the title in both the second and third set and will still end up losing.


nope!

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:27 PM BST
but then there was no follow-up, acknowleding that it didn't happen like that.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:27 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 3:25PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Darren still belives in Simona btw.True love https://twitter.com/darren_cahill/status/1660179213901504515


yeah. it's 'toglou and his team that caused all this. Simona didn't come up with it by herself

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:30 PM BST
it's like if I wrote "Hey, there's three gunmen outside my apartment violently knocking on my door. Things not looking good for me ..." here and I don't write anything more, you're gonna assume that they killed me unless I later write "Phew. They had the wrong address. I opened and asked who they were looking for, and since I was not that person, they left"
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:31 PM BST
'toglou was happy with contamination because it would be a 2 year ban and it would all blow over eventually. but with the blood doping charge it's a firm slap down to the contamination theory. all of a sudden Patrick is posting lots about it on Twitter. he scared!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:32 PM BST
Now instead WTA stole my joke.
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1662463482741284866
(posted five mins after my comment) Sad
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:32 PM BST
Patrick you going down!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:33 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 3:32PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Now instead WTA stole my joke.https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1662463482741284866(posted five mins after my comment)


Blush

Report edy May 27, 2023 3:35 PM BST
Oh hi WTA social media team! We are all huge fans! If you ever need someone to add to your staff, I also know someone from the UK who would do a most splendid job.
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:36 PM BST
Just call me maybe and I'll put you into contact with them.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:36 PM BST
oh and please answer my pm where I suggest walk-on music.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:39 PM BST
will there be a proper ceremony in Strasbourg or another Kostyuk/Gracheva affair?
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:39 PM BST
edy do you think 'toglou caused it? just iyo, what do you think?
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:41 PM BST
THIS IS SVITOLINA STYLE!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:41 PM BST
no handshake, but a wave with the racquet.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:42 PM BST
where will Elina be ranked after winning this? in top 150?
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:43 PM BST
two titles for Ukrainians since the full-scale invasion. Both against Russians.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:43 PM BST
they said top 200, wonder where she will land
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:44 PM BST
https://live-tennis.eu/de/wta-weltrangliste-live

191
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:45 PM BST
thanks. wonder where she'll be after reaching RG F
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:46 PM BST
in her bed
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:46 PM BST
she played Marti Trevisan round 1. Trevisan retired the other day
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:46 PM BST
Podoroska is in the RG draw.
Report edy May 27, 2023 3:46 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 3:46PM, wisewords wrote:


she played Marti Trevisan round 1. Trevisan retired the other day


Tactical tank no doubt.

Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:47 PM BST
plays*
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:48 PM BST
oh well. can still cheer for Svitolina. this is Svitolina style era!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:53 PM BST
nice flowers for Anna. gonna be interesting to see what Elina says about her in her speech (if she says anything)
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:55 PM BST
this could get super emotional for her.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:56 PM BST
funky trophy!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:57 PM BST
wtf, Blinkova speaking French!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:58 PM BST
Anna Blinkova with the super French fluency babyface
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 3:58 PM BST
she did congratulate Elina.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:58 PM BST
must have grew up at a French academy as a teenager or something
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 3:59 PM BST
yeah. it's whether Elina acknowledges her and also whether she mentions the war etc I'm not interested in seeing
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:00 PM BST
can probably acknowledge her. It doesn't do as much damage as photo where they shake hands.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:00 PM BST
the organisers seemed to love Blinkova's French speech
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:01 PM BST
throwing Gael under the bus.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:01 PM BST
"Gael didn't teach me much"
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:02 PM BST
awww Elina SadLove
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:03 PM BST
woah, donating all her prize money!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:03 PM BST
no mention of Anna. expected it tbh
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:04 PM BST
I thought it was a fairly friendly wave though.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:06 PM BST
yeah. Anna isn't in charge of the war etc. a bit moronic to aim her anger towards her
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:06 PM BST
this guy in the glasses needs to know his role. speech going on too long
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:08 PM BST
wow. that gave everyone a fright
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:08 PM BST
edy have you ever been to this tournament? seems a good one to go to
Report edy May 27, 2023 4:09 PM BST
The Ukrainians have probably collectively agree to not shake hands with any Russians at all, regardless of the Russian individuals stance.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:09 PM BST
poor Anna having to do pics by herself as a runner up. she's dealt with it all well tbh
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:09 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 4:08PM, wisewords wrote:


wow. that gave everyone a fright


I first laughed hard at this, then thought loud unexpected sounds might be particularly scary for Ukrainians these days.

Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:10 PM BST
yeah. wasn't the best
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:10 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 4:09PM, edy wrote:


The Ukrainians have probably collectively agree to not shake hands with any Russians at all, regardless of the Russian individuals stance.


probably the same policy when it comes to acknowleding them at speeches.

Report edy May 27, 2023 4:10 PM BST
If it's a Russian they are generally friendly with, the Russian will probably be briefed on it in private too.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:11 PM BST
omg tor Koln
Report edy May 27, 2023 4:11 PM BST
Cry
Report edy May 27, 2023 4:11 PM BST
I mean Excited
Report edy May 27, 2023 4:11 PM BST
Was thinking Werder was playing Köln.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:12 PM BST
no. Bayern Munchen were winning the league up until this goal
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:13 PM BST
edy sing the Anthony Modeste song
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 4:14 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 4:06PM, wisewords wrote:


yeah. Anna isn't in charge of the war etc. a bit moronic to aim her anger towards her


it's not about the player in most cases. It's about what signals it sends, not wanting photos to be used for propaganda. Sure it's little harsh on the Russian player who hasn't done anything wrong, but in the bigger picture I fully understand the way the Ukrainians go about this.

Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:14 PM BST
you're German you should know it
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:15 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 4:14PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


May 27, 2023 --  4:06PM, wisewords wrote:yeah. Anna isn't in charge of the war etc. a bit moronic to aim her anger towards herit's not about the player in most cases. It's about what signals it sends, not wanting photos to be used for propaganda. Sure it's little harsh on the Russian player who hasn't done anything wrong, but in the bigger picture I fully understand the way the Ukrainians go about this.


yeah I agree. just felt a bit more sorry for Blinkova than if it was someone like Kudermetova or Potapova then I wouldn't care about them not being able to have the pics etc

Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:16 PM BST
Modeste, Modeste, Anthony Modeste!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:19 PM BST
OMFG TOR BAYERN MUNCHEN
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:20 PM BST
Dortmund are choking the league. this is crazy
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:20 PM BST
this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:21 PM BST
edy this is insane I can't believe they're choking this
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:22 PM BST
The Rekordmeister always wins
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:24 PM BST
Dortmund's only hope is if Koln somehow score
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:25 PM BST
Schalke officially relegated.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:25 PM BST
omg tor!!!
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:25 PM BST
omfg disallowed
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:26 PM BST
Bochum safe.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:26 PM BST
Bayern won the league. this is insane
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:27 PM BST
omg tor Dortmund but it's too late
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:28 PM BST
Stuttgart will play the relegation playoff.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:30 PM BST
this is too insane. Dortmund's title dreams in tatters after failing to beat Mainz on the final day.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:30 PM BST
The Rekordmeister win the league on goal difference.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 4:44 PM BST
I'm still stunned. Roger Federer failing to serve out Wimbledon vibes
Report edy May 27, 2023 5:03 PM BST
3. Liga also had a crazy finish today in terms of which two teams followed Elversberg into promotion and promotion playoffs respectively.

Situation before the game day:

1. Elversberg 71 pts +39 goal difference
2. Freiburg II 70, +18 (but rules say they can't be promoted as main Freiburg's U23)
3. Osnabrück 67, +20
4. Wiesbaden 67, +19
5. Saarbrücken 66, +24
6. Dresden 66, +20

For the longest of times, Osnabrück was behind 0-1 with Wiesbaden, Saarbrücken and Dresden all winning. Wiesbaden looked like getting promoted directly, Saarbrücken to follow in the playoffs. It's 90+4 and Osnabrück gets the equaliser. That goal doesn't change anything yet. A few seconds later the Wiesbaden game is over and people storm the field. Commentator of the simulcast is already all like "Oh gosh, I'm getting Schalke vibes here" (Schalke once thought they had won the league, everybody was celebrating, only for HSV keeper Matthias Schober to pick up a pass from his own man against Bayern and Munich converting on the indirect free kick - putting Schalke through a valley of tears).

So either way, Osnabrück not only scored the equaliser at 90+4, but also at 90+6 the winning goal, pushing Wiesbaden down to the playoffs and finishing off any promotion hopes for Saarbrücken.
Report edy May 27, 2023 5:07 PM BST
The Schalke thing was season 2000/2001
Report edy May 27, 2023 5:10 PM BST
In pleasant 3. Liga news: Markus Anfang and Dynamo Dresden did not get promoted.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 5:17 PM BST
you're not a big fan of Dynamo Dresden?
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 5:18 PM BST
cool story about the 3. Liga final day finish btw
Report edy May 27, 2023 5:51 PM BST
Not a big fan of Markus Anfang.
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 5:53 PM BST
failed Werder manager?
Report edy May 27, 2023 5:58 PM BST
Yes, the one who made Werder underperform heavily in their promotion season before he was ousted due to sloppily faked vaccine certification.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 6:09 PM BST
wta @WTA
Wildcard to Champion in Strasbourg:

Elina Svitolina: 2023
Angelique Kerber: 2022
Samantha Stosur: 2017 & 2015
Maria Sharapova: 2010
Stefanie Graf: 1997
Report wisewords May 27, 2023 6:47 PM BST

May 27, 2023 -- 5:58PM, edy wrote:


Yes, the one who made Werder underperform heavily in their promotion season before he was ousted due to sloppily faked vaccine certification.


SadWhoops

Report wisewords May 27, 2023 6:47 PM BST
weird to think Angie Angie won that 12 months ago, now she has a lil bebeh
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 27, 2023 10:59 PM BST
Kostyuk with some comments on her R1 opponent Sabelenka.
Report wisewords May 28, 2023 12:10 AM BST
what did she say?
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 28, 2023 12:49 AM BST
oh I forgot to link
https://twitter.com/ukrtennis_eng/status/1662515548264050694/photo/1
https://twitter.com/ukrtennis_eng/status/1662515548264050694/photo/2
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