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Report johnnythebull January 25, 2024 10:38 AM GMT
WTF is this gobby porker?
Gauff really should be having the victor's interview
she gifted Saba so many free pts
lovely girl,Saba but totally one dimensional
needs to work bigtime on play around the net
she hits some phenomenal winners but needs to play more intelligently on occasion
Coco a bit flat today
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:05 AM GMT
Good start DY. Still think Zheng wins this.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:11 AM GMT
0-40 to ad to broken!
Report edy January 25, 2024 11:12 AM GMT
Seldom a good idea to make that many double faults in a game imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:15 AM GMT
you can get away with that if you're playing Hubert Hurkacz, but generally not that is correct.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:22 AM GMT
servebot hold from 0-30
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:24 AM GMT
was that Li with silly headwear?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:25 AM GMT
Sad
at least there won't be a Belarussian doing a beatdown on the Ukrainian on Saturday now.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:28 AM GMT
Seldom a good idea to start your service game by going 0-40
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:28 AM GMT
imo
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:29 AM GMT
trainer I don't need to tell you who
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:29 AM GMT
to be fair, this one is legit.
Report edy January 25, 2024 11:31 AM GMT
Yastremska always injured :(
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:36 AM GMT
#carambatrivia: Last time we had a retirement in the SF of a women's Slam was when?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:40 AM GMT
not a bad forehand for an injured player.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 11:55 AM GMT

Jan 25, 2024 -- 11:24AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


was that Li with silly headwear?


yes

Report Journeyman January 25, 2024 12:25 PM GMT
Zheng's service hold there literally less time than it took me to boil a kettle
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 25, 2024 12:38 PM GMT
Too many mistakes from Dayana today Sad Played an ok match, but needed to play better in a match like this. Easist run to a final since Marion at Wimbledon 2013?
Report The Leopard January 25, 2024 12:44 PM GMT
Lets not forget :

Tennis star Peng Shuai disappeared after reportedly having accused retired Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.

On 2 November 2021, Peng posted on Weibo that she had been involved in an extramarital affair with Zhang, who had pressed her to have sex with him three years earlier, and that their relationship had recently come to an end.[1] Information about her story was censored by the Chinese government.[2][3]

Afterwards, Peng disappeared from public view, showing up only in state media, by e-mail, or for interviews, and has denied making accusations of sexual assault. The incident elicited international concern over her safety, whereabouts, and ability to communicate freely, and the WTA suspended all its events in China. Peng was reportedly seen in public on a few occasions since the incident.

Despite dissatisfaction with the status of the case, the WTA announced its return to the country in 2023 after it emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns
Report The Leopard January 25, 2024 12:50 PM GMT
.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/13/tennis-peng-shuai-wta-china-u-turn
Report Journeyman January 25, 2024 8:02 PM GMT
Easist run to a final since Marion at Wimbledon 2013?


Yes. All started by that crazy tiebreak between Blinky and Rybakina. If Rybakina had cleared the net at 13-12 in the tb (which she would do 39 times out of 40) then her opponent wasn't getting anywhere near it and Rybakina probably gets to the final. An extraordinaly 30 minutes that may never be repeated on either tour.

Iga losing to a player that then got a pass to the quarters and clearly didn't see Dayana as a serious threat till her backside was on the plane back to Czechia.
Report Journeyman January 25, 2024 8:21 PM GMT
Novak has been an extraordinary example of the way that a human being can achieve the extraordinary. I do think that Sinner's time has probably come though and the carotas will be causing misery with their dancing on the streets of South Tyrol later on.
Report SontaranStratagem January 26, 2024 12:03 AM GMT
Sinner to finally end Novak's Australian dominance?

I think so
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 3:57 AM GMT
Genuinely his toughest test for a long time, that's for sure. Sinner can have many slam victories on hard courts
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 4:21 AM GMT
New tournament favourite
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 4:39 AM GMT
This is a beatdown. I did not see this coming, despite the phorum talking up Sinner.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 4:43 AM GMT
Sinner is not playing out of his skin. It's been donated to him so far by a Nole in reverse.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 4:46 AM GMT
23 UEs mid 2nd set. Unheard of !
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 4:48 AM GMT
He's playing like someone who hasn't slept and had a dodgy stomach all night. Been flatter than a pancake all match so far !
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 4:53 AM GMT
Are you a saint or a sinner?
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 5:01 AM GMT
6-1 6-2, unthinkable
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 5:02 AM GMT
https://youtu.be/k3O5gXuxiQQ?si=_jULUNsoTFAgBQlZ

If Novak was playing great and Sinner still won it would feel more like this. But so far this is the Novak that played Stefanos for the first two sets in the French Final. Can he improve his game and even if he does Sinner is no Stefanos!
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 5:07 AM GMT
can't wait until Nick comes back at Wimbledon and destroys everyone
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 5:10 AM GMT
unlucky with Coco Toad, those pesky double faults! her serve still needs alot of work
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 5:10 AM GMT
Shade has come in which can change things
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 5:11 AM GMT
Novak holds and odds go up?
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 5:11 AM GMT
Cheers wisey. Saba actually a much better result for me so it's gone perfectly ! How've you been? Seen much of the tennis?
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 5:14 AM GMT
yeah seen most of the big matches apart from Iga/Noskova and Carlos/Zverev
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 5:15 AM GMT
Novak's focus and body language looks much better now the court is in the shade. Looks a different player
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 5:19 AM GMT

Jan 23, 2024 -- 3:55AM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Oosty continues her march ! Oosty Oosty Oosty - oi oi oi !


oi oi oiii!

Report wisewords January 26, 2024 5:22 AM GMT
who would win a final between Sinner and The Captain Alexander Zverev?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 5:50 AM GMT
can't decide if I want the comeback here or a quick GSM and a +2 hr nap
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:34 AM GMT
1.38 is remarkable faith in Sinner. Switched more over. Tempted to push it all over though.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:46 AM GMT
wow
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 6:47 AM GMT
I didn't watch that match because I was on a skiing trip, but results wise this reminds me of Roger vs Novak here at the semis in 2008.
Report edy January 26, 2024 6:47 AM GMT
If only the AO had scheduled Djokovic during day sessions more often.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:48 AM GMT
Central Hinds just bowled a hat trick btw !! Incredible !!
Report edy January 26, 2024 6:49 AM GMT
wow, central hinds!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 6:50 AM GMT
if Sinner holds on, it will be interesting to see what markets make of it. Changing of the guard or just a bad day (tournament really) at the office for Novak. Leaning against the latter myself.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:50 AM GMT

Jan 26, 2024 -- 6:47AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


I didn't watch that match because I was on a skiing trip, but results wise this reminds me of Roger vs Novak here at the semis in 2008.


Damn you ! That's what I meant earlier, but I sent the 2011 link and not the 2008 one !

I really wanted Sinner to win by being the much better player, and he may well have been, but we never saw Nole NOLE !

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 6:51 AM GMT
Cahill not getting the credit he deserves. What a GOAT coach.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:53 AM GMT
A night match and we could have had a 5 set thriller with both players producing insane rallies. Could have been one for the ages. This has been pretty damp so far. Hardly many electric rallies.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 6:54 AM GMT
Both the 2008 and 2011 wins were pretty significant. 2011 the birth of Super Novak. Remember Roger was big fave going into that one after Novak had been his whipping boy in previous meetings.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 6:55 AM GMT
Weather is nothing crazy today. I think it's just Novak having an off day.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:57 AM GMT
True. Strange performance. Pleased for Jannik though if he wins. Stand up dude !
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 6:59 AM GMT
1.63 out to 1.89 for Daniil later. Market is against him
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 7:09 AM GMT
wow !!!!!

NOVAK GONE !!!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 7:18 AM GMT
natural charisma and likeable guy this guy !
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 7:21 AM GMT
wow, SMBs twitter friend Laura said the same !
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 9:01 AM GMT
this is a horrible start from Medvedev's coach!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 9:29 AM GMT
what a mug Sascha.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 9:45 AM GMT
Medvedev can play this tennis all day long. Can Sascha?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 9:45 AM GMT
51 shots really.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 9:46 AM GMT
*rally Blush
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 10:17 AM GMT
Wow
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 10:28 AM GMT
€17k wanting to back Jannik at 1.45 outright.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 10:34 AM GMT
Looking pretty one-sided for now but if DM can find his serve and stop himself from getting broken all the time he can take Sascha's legs away.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 11:09 AM GMT
wowsa Daniil.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 11:10 AM GMT
Unreal !
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 11:10 AM GMT
Or should I say, scary, scary !!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 11:15 AM GMT
Sascha 4-1 h2h on Sinner. 3-0 on hard.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 11:32 AM GMT
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM !! 2-1 baby !!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 12:17 PM GMT
this replay with hawkeye live is so silly.
Medvedev with gamesmanship there.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 12:19 PM GMT
yeah. poor form this!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 12:27 PM GMT
OMG
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 12:27 PM GMT
boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom 2-2 baby !!!
Report Blencathra January 26, 2024 12:28 PM GMT
Lets Go All The Way
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 12:50 PM GMT
HappyHappyHappy
Report edy January 26, 2024 12:51 PM GMT
Will only be the second time Zverev loses from 2-0 up.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 12:55 PM GMT
I feel Daniil at about 3 will be big odds for the final.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 12:55 PM GMT

Jan 26, 2024 -- 12:51PM, edy wrote:


Will only be the second time Zverev loses from 2-0 up.


Thiem?
and who else, Djoko?

Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 12:57 PM GMT
Especially considering Sinner was 2.0 to beat Rublev when he was already a set up ! Some crazy prices this tournament Happy
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 12:57 PM GMT
1.08    £3,499.08        £1,491.17
1.09    £7,378.37        £8,062.53
1.1    £5,767.54        £1,637.10
1.11    £3,142.52        £14,326.67
1.12    £3,064.70        £46,410.92
1.13    £767.98        £30,202.26
1.14    £19.27        £217,124.18
1.15    £250.00        £181,531.67

Alex
Report edy January 26, 2024 12:59 PM GMT
Only Thiem in the US Open final. No-one else. Today against Medvedev it would be the second time he loses from 2-0 in his career.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 1:01 PM GMT
Oh so I was right then. Just the slight problem with reading comprehension due to being sleep deprived.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 1:06 PM GMT
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAH !!!!!
Report edy January 26, 2024 1:45 PM GMT
SaiSai Zheng is in the qualifying draw of Hua Hin. If she actually shows up to play tomorrow it will be her first match on the tour since the end of 2021.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 26, 2024 2:16 PM GMT
Whoever wants the womens final will win tomorrow apparently. Imagine they both really want it. So perhaps the better and most composed player will win !
Report edy January 26, 2024 4:10 PM GMT
Zvonareva played UTR Dubai last week and I didn't even notice because neither bookmakers nor tennisexplorer carry it anymore.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 26, 2024 4:22 PM GMT
Sad
Report edy January 26, 2024 5:02 PM GMT
She lost 15 games all week across 6 matches and she even faced two players with a current top700 ranking.Cool
Report edy January 26, 2024 8:24 PM GMT
Riedi played and won a 17-15 tiebreak today.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 27, 2024 8:42 AM GMT
This is it !!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 27, 2024 9:34 AM GMT
we have protesters!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 27, 2024 9:40 AM GMT
so exciting when seeds are losing and draws are opening up, but then you risk getting a final like this
Report Blencathra January 27, 2024 10:04 AM GMT
well THAT'S THAT
Report Angela Rebecchi January 27, 2024 10:06 AM GMT
Saba 3 and 2 ! Back to back champion ! Shout out to wisey as iirc he said pre tournament she would be glorious and victorious !
Report Journeyman January 27, 2024 6:53 PM GMT
The thing I remember most about Kvitova's win over Genie in the Wimbledon final a decade ago was how comfortable an experience it was for Petra. There wasn't a moment from the first ball to the last that she doubted she would win and pressure didn't come into the story at all. Today may have been a different scoreline but Aryna staying in that comfort zone and not doubting that she would ultimately prevail is a humbling experience for an opponent.

Anyway, dreadful final. But well done Aryna. I have nothing against the lass as long as nobody starts using phrases that end with the number 3..
Report edy January 28, 2024 2:33 PM GMT
Mr. Anastasia Potapova (née Shevchenko) will represent Kazakhstan. The first high-ish profile Russia to Kazakhstan switch in some time.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 28, 2024 9:23 PM GMT
will she forgive him?
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