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Another week with a weird ATP schedule. At least we have all the tennis on one continent now, even if that's the one with the most tricky time-zone to deal with. Lots of top WTA names in action this week. And hopefully Tokyo interviewer is still around Love
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Report edy September 27, 2023 5:44 PM BST
Mladenovic's career has slumped to the point where Hanna Chang is deemed favourite to win against her.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 27, 2023 9:39 PM BST

Sep 27, 2023 -- 3:00PM, edy wrote:


Swedes constantly getting banned for anti-doping violations and match fixing. Tsk.


None of the full blood Swedes do this. They might suck at tennis, but they don't get involved in this type of stuff.

Report wisewords September 28, 2023 2:32 AM BST

Sep 27, 2023 -- 5:44PM, edy wrote:


Mladenovic's career has slumped to the point where Hanna Chang is deemed favourite to win against her.


what actually happened to her?

Report wisewords September 28, 2023 4:01 AM BST
calling edy and caramba
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 5:21 AM BST
Nasty Pavs!!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 11:05 AM BST
Vera on fire at the start against Ons !
Report edy September 28, 2023 11:13 AM BST
Vera is the third oldest woman with a WTA ranking. Impressive, innit?
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 11:31 AM BST
Ons says no to Vera set 1 !

1.04

£3,057.94
Report edy September 28, 2023 11:32 AM BST
Sad
Report edy September 28, 2023 12:28 PM BST
Happy
Report edy September 28, 2023 12:45 PM BST
Sad
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 3:54 PM BST
1.04    £2.50        £205.86
1.05    £152.00        £4,834.92
1.06            £2,147.74
1.07    £500.00        £7,204.21
1.08    £2.00        £4,739.64
1.09            £12,782.80
1.1    £7,898.46        £14,738.13
1.11    £2,000.00        £192,447.73
1.12            £76,827.01
1.13    £19.94        £24,349.76
1.14    £0.57        £798.55
1.15            £12,990.78

Muzza on the ropes
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 3:55 PM BST
1.05    £0.16        £132.51
1.06            £502.17
1.07    £500.00        £3,726.80
1.08            £5,192.92
1.09            £32,078.34
1.1            £29,713.46
1.11            £30,760.69
1.12            £26,042.25
1.13    £8.10        £23,766.32
1.14    £4.33        £23,395.17
1.15    £1.83        £13,572.88

Demon on the ropes
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 3:56 PM BST
6-6 in TB ! Unreal match this has been
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 3:58 PM BST
MP Murray then loses next 2 service points !
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 3:58 PM BST
Demon wins !! Muzza RAGING !
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 4:51 PM BST
poor Andy Muzzy
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 4:59 PM BST
He wasn't victorious of glorious !!!
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 5:01 PM BST
neither was Dangerous Donna
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 5:01 PM BST
!
Report Angela Rebecchi September 28, 2023 5:02 PM BST
Grin
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 5:09 PM BST
Toad who you got for WTA Tokyo finalists?
Report edy September 28, 2023 6:20 PM BST
Good finals at the Asian Games.

Qinwen (1) vs. Zhu (2) in the women's.

Zhizhen Zhang (1) vs. Watanuki (2) in the men's.
Report edy September 28, 2023 6:22 PM BST
Hong and Kwon in the meantime felt the pressure in the match tiebreak of their semifinal and lost it 0-10.

Military service in South Korea is meant to be a real sucker. Not like in our comfy western countries.
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 7:48 PM BST
Qinwen is the Queenwen!
Report edy September 28, 2023 10:50 PM BST
Found a tennis player whose first action in pro tennis tournaments came when she was almost 23 years old in 2021. Has no junior record in ITF sanctioned junior events either. Now she is almost top 500 in the WTA after compiling a 51/22 record so far this season (mostly at W15 level, mind). Her official website suggests that she attended university in Japan, so I guess that's what she spent her time on before she turned pro.

It's never too late to make your dreams come true - Miho Kamurochi.
Report wisewords September 28, 2023 11:00 PM BST
cool! did she beat anyone ever ranked top 100 yet?
Report edy September 28, 2023 11:07 PM BST
No, but she beat former top 100 player Luksika K. and took a set off of former top 30 player Kateryna Volodko.
Report edy September 28, 2023 11:08 PM BST
Oh, you asked "ever ranked". So yes then.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 12:16 AM BST
when did you turn in to such a prude, edy? You used to be very lewd.
Report edy September 29, 2023 12:40 AM BST
I received a warning from forum staff a bit more than two years ago about "inappropriate language", so these days I decide to not unnecessarily push my luck by writing out names of Thai players.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 12:42 AM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 12:45 AM BST
Eddie @TennisAsia
So all the Korean men failed to win a gold medal in tennis at the Asian Games. So it seems almost certain that the top 3 male tennis players, Kwon Soonwoo, Hong Seongchan and Chung Yunseong, will have to start their military service within the next 2 or 3 years.


I thought SK was a reasonable country, but putting a top 100 player like Kwon in the military instead of having him represent SK around the world seems pretty backwards to me.
Report edy September 29, 2023 12:51 AM BST
Well, South Korea is still officially at war with its direct neighbour, China is quite close and has plenty ambitions in the region and South Korea are not part of a big defence block that owns a nuclear deterrent (even if they are to an extend integrated into NATO/US defence structures). All their non-athletes youths are also K-Pop stars these days, obsessed with cosmetic surgery and being cute.

They need every athlete that can do things beyond looking good in the mirror that they can get.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 12:58 AM BST
I wonder if his racquet outburst impressed them (great violent streak) or put them off (unreliable, could start lashing out against co-soldiers).
Report edy September 29, 2023 3:07 AM BST
https://time.com/6265842/south-korea-birth-rate-military-service-exemption/

There might be hope if Kwon gets active and this thing is made law
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:01 AM BST
I thought Alexandrova was meant to be injured. this is an outrage!!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:02 AM BST
if she wins 2-6 6-3 6-2 this won't be very good for my Nasty Pavs!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:12 AM BST
Foxtenn malfunction!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi September 29, 2023 4:28 AM BST
Pav won't back down without a fight !
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:36 AM BST
Nasty! if you ain't here to party!!!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:37 AM BST
davai davaii!!!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:38 AM BST
woooooooooooo
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:40 AM BST
I'm ****g loving Nasty's march to the top 10
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 4:45 AM BST
dream final Kasa vs Nasty still got a glimmer of happening
Report Angela Rebecchi September 29, 2023 4:47 AM BST
Incredible fight to win in 2 !!
Report edy September 29, 2023 5:07 AM BST
You know Iga is just not in any kind of form if she loses against Kudermetova.
Report edy September 29, 2023 5:11 AM BST
bad form = lose more than 2 games against Kudermetova
really bad form = lose more than 6 games against Kudermetova
woeful the end is near form = lose a set against Kudermetova
past her peak and will never win another slam form = lose match against Kudermetova
Report edy September 29, 2023 5:16 AM BST
put a fork in it to end her mistery = win barely any points against Kudermetova
Report Angela Rebecchi September 29, 2023 5:33 AM BST
Iga being blown away so far this opening set - like a paper bag in a blistering wind !
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 5:58 AM BST

Sep 29, 2023 -- 5:07AM, edy wrote:


You know Iga is just not in any kind of form if she loses against Kudermetova.


Veronika being trying to do the Osty tactic, and it worked pretty well in set 1

Report wisewords September 29, 2023 6:01 AM BST
oh hiii edy, hiiiiiii
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 6:23 AM BST
What does Iga hate more?
Tokyo super hot day session.
Night session and still pretty damn hot
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 6:26 AM BST
random geography questions
Which other countries share the same latitudes at Tokyo?
Which other countries share the same latitudes at the most northern part of Japan?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 6:30 AM BST
as in name one or two ...
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 6:39 AM BST

Sep 29, 2023 -- 3:07AM, edy wrote:


https://time.com/6265842/south-korea-birth-rate-military-service-exemption/There might be hope if Kwon gets active and this thing is made law


yay! not sure how he'll handle four crying kids within a 5 year timespan though

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 7:09 AM BST
found edy's burner account:

aidan @vamosaidan
·3h
thank you for your contribution to Angelique Kerber’s career


QT to a tweet about Misaki having played her final match.
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:14 AM BST
oh Iga, look what you've done!!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:22 AM BST
Iga mugging against ballbashers, ah
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:23 AM BST
oh Iga look what you've done!!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 7:58 AM BST
Iga doing an eras tour like her idol. Today she was doing her 2019 set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 8:02 AM BST
Jessica cruising.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 8:03 AM BST
Holger not breaking down so far. Still think he should take a proper break and not just rush back after 2-4 weeks.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 10:57 AM BST
JIN @dontbetoosmart
·3h
Qinwen talked about Wim Fissette back with Naomi:
"He broke the contract and it is very immoral. This is his choice and I will respect that. Even though this brings some harm to me and my family. I don't want to talk about that person right now, don't want to talk about him"
Report edy September 29, 2023 11:04 AM BST
That's very uncool from Wim.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 29, 2023 11:31 AM BST
I suppose we need to hear from Wim and Naomi on this. It might have been the agreement all along.
Report Blencathra September 29, 2023 12:44 PM BST
Who was quick to get that 9.2 on Carlos about minute ago
Report edy September 29, 2023 7:08 PM BST
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

....not
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:39 PM BST
well done Queenwen!!
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:42 PM BST

Sep 29, 2023 -- 11:04AM, edy wrote:


That's very uncool from Wim.


**** Wim

Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:43 PM BST
oh well, hopefully this put some heat on annoying Naomi Osaka who can seemingly do no wrong
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 7:50 PM BST
apart from be a massive part-timer and moan about everything
Report edy September 29, 2023 8:33 PM BST
This first set between Bonzi and Machac is wild.

First Bonzi gets the break to lead 3-1.
Machac immediately comes back, wins the next four games to get a 5-3 lead.
Bonzi wins 15 of the next 17 points to lead 6-5, Machac serving at 15-40 double balle de set for Bonzi. Bonzi missed those and after some more deuce shenanigans (game had 20 points), including a third missed balle de set for Bonzi, the two are concluding that kind of set in a tiebreak.
Report edy September 29, 2023 8:44 PM BST
and after all that, Machac converts on his first set point to win the tiebreak 7-5. Bonzi mad that he wasn't allowed to challenge a ball at 5-5.
Report wisewords September 29, 2023 8:54 PM BST
not as wild as McDonalds against Black Heart earlier today
Report wisewords September 30, 2023 3:21 AM BST
how did Jess manage to double bagel Dasha? pretty brutal..
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 30, 2023 4:21 AM BST
woohoo, getting up for this Asian stuff is easy!
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 30, 2023 4:27 AM BST
Janniksin_Updates @JannikSinner_Up
·20h
Jannik calls the physio, he started limping at the beginning of the 3rd set. Evans mock him...

Alafia Ayeni @AlafiaAyeni
·8h
Lol he did this to me too in Aptos Challenger 2018 after I twisted my ankle and couldn’t walk… was up a set and close to winning the second so I tried to play the breaker and he was mocking me (an 18 year old ranked outside the top 1000) pretty much every point of the breaker
Report edy September 30, 2023 4:33 AM BST
Very northern
Report wisewords September 30, 2023 5:49 AM BST
so many double faults for Nasty Pavs Scared
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 30, 2023 6:46 AM BST
These two want to go in the record books!
Report wisewords October 1, 2023 12:32 AM BST
calling Mr. edy
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 1:57 AM BST

Sep 30, 2023 -- 4:27AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Janniksin_Updates @JannikSinner_Up·20hJannik calls the physio, he started limping at the beginning of the 3rd set. Evans mock him...Alafia Ayeni @AlafiaAyeni·8hLol he did this to me too in Aptos Challenger 2018 after I twisted my ankle and couldn’t walk… was up a set and close to winning the second so I tried to play the breaker and he was mocking me (an 18 year old ranked outside the top 1000) pretty much every point of the breaker


Sad

Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 4:23 AM BST
Kud races to a 3 nil lead !
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 4:51 AM BST
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This will be during the middle of tennis, so be aware.
Report edy October 1, 2023 4:55 AM BST

Oct 1, 2023 -- 12:32AM, wisewords wrote:


calling Mr. edy


Just write whatever you want instead of this consistent calling nonsense please.

Report edy October 1, 2023 4:58 AM BST
Taiwan owned the doubles at the Asian Games.

Gold in the men, gold and silver in the women, silver and bronze in the mixed.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 5:04 AM BST
Sad
Taiwan needs all the people it can get in the military for the imminent invasion from China.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 5:05 AM BST
Kud takes the 1st courtersy of a DF from J Peg !
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 5:06 AM BST

Oct 1, 2023 -- 5:04AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Taiwan needs all the people it can get in the military for the imminent invasion from China.


It has US backed and lined military in Japenese islands as a deterrent, let's pray it is enough

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 5:16 AM BST
KaPlis done for the season. Left wrist injury.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 5:38 AM BST
https://twitter.com/BendouZhang/status/1708044796798054788
classic Chinese sign.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 5:43 AM BST
J Peg truly demolished 1.33 SP
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 6:57 AM BST
Huge 1.04 on the ropes for Paolini
1.02 Marketa too
Report Blencathra October 1, 2023 7:28 AM BST
Half way through that Marketa 2nd set she looked totally not interested in running about or stretching for shots
Report Blencathra October 1, 2023 7:29 AM BST
Samsonova 1.01
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 7:32 AM BST
Yeah. The market wasn't reacting at all to what we were seeing thankfully. Very nice result for us !
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 12:53 PM BST
Bendou Zhang @BendouZhang
·2h
Zheng Qinwen on Fissette. "During the US Open I knew he had contact with the team of Osaka. I cried after hearing his decision. I understand that Osaka can provide a better offer, and he has a family to support. I understand his decision, but it doesn't mean I will forgive him."
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 1, 2023 12:54 PM BST
^good guy to follow btw. No drama and nice info on Asian players.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 1, 2023 6:37 PM BST
1.18            £1,174.52
1.19            £4,432.64

Jack backers first set COOKED !
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