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SamuelMertensBertens
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Final week before RG is here. Plenty of action as well as RG qualies.
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Report wisewords May 23, 2024 5:26 PM BST
Bublik is such an artist. one day when he wins Wimbledon it will be hilarious
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 23, 2024 5:49 PM BST
not a good week for the market. Hating Novak, hating Bublik.
Report wisewords May 23, 2024 7:27 PM BST
a very tricky day for inexperienced tennis bettors. the Stearns/Bronzetti match will have turned some inside out
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 23, 2024 8:07 PM BST
not sure what the hell the Novak layers were thinking. Same with Bublik layers, but the market always hates him.
Report Journeyman May 23, 2024 8:41 PM BST
Stearns fighting hard for my outright Rabat tip. Does she play her semi final today btw?
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 23, 2024 8:54 PM BST
the disrespect against Clara Burrell Burel!
https://x.com/TalkingTennisTT/status/1793718613083636039
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 23, 2024 9:03 PM BST

May 23, 2024 -- 8:41PM, Journeyman wrote:


Stearns fighting hard for my outright Rabat tip. Does she play her semi final today btw?


it's only Thursday.

Report edy May 23, 2024 10:34 PM BST
Good draw for Burel even if she didn't want to know.
Report Journeyman May 23, 2024 11:12 PM BST
The Andreeva sisters hin the same quarter in the RG main draw. Not for long though
Report wisewords May 23, 2024 11:51 PM BST

May 23, 2024 -- 8:54PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


the disrespect against Clara Burrell Burel!https://x.com/TalkingTennisTT/status/1793718613083636039


I've seen this guy on YouTube a few times interviewing players. he's a bit strange but on the other hand he seems quite knowledgeable about the sport..

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 12:29 AM BST
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GOSyOBBWIAAD6C3?format=jpg&name=small
Laugh

They have since corrected her first name, but Zhang or Zheng is still a struggle.
https://www.si.com/tennis/2024-french-open-women-s-seed-report-predicting-an-iga-wi-tek-three-peat
,
Report edy May 24, 2024 12:54 AM BST
12. Jasmine Paolini
Brava. Paolini is having an impressive mid-career surge for an Italian grinder who may be 5’ 4” but comes with an abundance of heart.

16. Ekaterina Alexandrova
Alexandrova is perhaps the best player you’ve never seen play.


Think Paolini is the highest ranked player Wertheim has never seen play.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 7:29 AM BST
Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 12:40 PM BST

May 23, 2024 -- 9:03PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


May 23, 2024 -- 8:41PM, Journeyman wrote:Stearns fighting hard for my outright Rabat tip. Does she play her semi final today btw?it's only Thursday.


I am so sorry. And I also feel a bit silly. You made a great set-up here!

Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 1:07 PM BST
Cry
Edy missed it too.
Report edy May 24, 2024 1:08 PM BST
Cry
Report edy May 24, 2024 1:38 PM BST
Ruse lost a set in which she won 18 of 19 first serve points. Plain
Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 1:53 PM BST
It's early days in the Stearns/Tom Hill partnership but she looks like she's turning into a pretty reliable competitor. She could have easily been discouraged by the first set tiebreak (came back but lost at the end) but she's consolidating nicely in this second set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:12 PM BST
rain delay in Strasbourg
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:13 PM BST
I'm impressed that they aren't really behind much in the schedule. Could still have both semis completed today.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:39 PM BST
I see the Novak layer is applying the Martingale system.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:41 PM BST
Doctor for Djokovic.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:43 PM BST
and audio is censored while Novak is talking to them.
Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 2:55 PM BST
Peyton breaks back!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 2:57 PM BST
RG seedings, if old Wimbledon formula was used.
https://x.com/stu_fraser/status/1794001852494966794
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:00 PM BST
Machac 1.4x backers ... I can't say I have sympathy for you. 3.5 games later and he's 4.5
Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 3:02 PM BST
That is such an RMB post Laugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:05 PM BST
oh come on now, I have said all week the Novak layer is silly and did so again at today before Novak started playing better. An RMB post would be just posting the odds out of nowhere. I am very offended now Tongue Out
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:07 PM BST
I did lack the balls to go mega big on arbs though feeling there was a small chance Novak felt he had enough match play here that he needs going into RG.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:07 PM BST
there were 12% arbs available!
Report Angela Rebecchi May 24, 2024 3:14 PM BST
It is Freaky Friday, today I am SMB, and it feels great to be a Swedish legend !!!!!!

The market has been so bananas I would have probably added that the 1.4x backers were reaching for their oxygen masks !!! Laugh
Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 3:16 PM BST
If peyton wins this tiebreak she's booting Noskova out of the JM five.
It's that serious. She is so clutch and zen
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:16 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 3:14PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


It is Freaky Friday, today I am SMB, and it feels great to be a Swedish legend !!!!!!The market has been so bananas I would have probably added that the 1.4x backers were reaching for their oxygen masks !!!


yeah, when you say Machac it sounds like you're out of oxygen so that would have been a fitting comment.

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:25 PM BST
Djokovic fans refusing to put any masks on here. Don't think one will be needed anyway.
Report Journeyman May 24, 2024 3:26 PM BST
Updated JM five.
Leylah Fernandez, Erika Andreeva, Marta Kostyuk, Robin Montgomery, Peyton Stearns!

Relegated
Linda N (even though she has a reaaaly good draw)
Report edy May 24, 2024 3:32 PM BST
Bartunkova was meant to be in the JM Five after she stormed through the RG qualies draw. Sad
Report edy May 24, 2024 3:32 PM BST
Hopefully we will one day find out who framed Nikola Bartunkova.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:33 PM BST
Laugh
Report edy May 24, 2024 3:35 PM BST
Can Djokovic please put on his cap again. I cannot look at that visible hole in his hair/head.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:36 PM BST
is that why he is losing?
Report edy May 24, 2024 3:37 PM BST
No.

I think he got rid of the cap after the first game of the second set. He won a few games directly following that.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:41 PM BST
Best to stick to backing Novak in Slams when despite being old we at least know he's motivated. Would be interested to see the persistent layer's result for the week on Novak's matches even if Novak loses today.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 24, 2024 3:48 PM BST
1.08    £1,515.80        £3,982.37
1.09    £1,073.94        £34,753.38
1.1    £113.96        £136,828.11
1.11            £11,127.09
1.12    £56.50        £9,780.62
1.13    £114.00        £10,217.26
1.14    £172.56        £11,886.94
1.15    £1,863.75        £3,379.76
1.16    £58.50        £4,635.99
1.17    £59.00        £13,314.59
1.18    £59.50        £57,383.11
1.19    £120.00        £34,371.55
1.2    £2,084.08        £27,921.93
1.21            £19,818.62
1.22            £83,883.39
1.23            £20,548.16

Nole gone / tankerooed !
Report edy May 24, 2024 3:49 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWdjI645rdU
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:50 PM BST
Not sure what to make of that. Thought he would have benefitted from a confidence boost by winning Geneva since he hasn't won a tournament since November, but maybe he feels a good set here and there is enough going into RG.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 3:51 PM BST
woah, Colbie Caillat did a Caroline Wozniacki cover!
Report Angela Rebecchi May 24, 2024 4:10 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 3:50PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Not sure what to make of that. Thought he would have benefitted from a confidence boost by winning Geneva since he hasn't won a tournament since November, but maybe he feels a good set here and there is enough going into RG.


Looked like a let's see what I can do set 2 and then let's go home but respect the tournament, crowd and player as best as possible by playing it out instead of fake tapping.

Report wisewords May 24, 2024 5:43 PM BST

May 23, 2024 -- 5:08PM, wisewords wrote:


Peyton Stearns the comeback queen


Happy

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 6:19 PM BST
Danielle being her sassiest self today, calling the umpire "Honey" in a demeaning tone.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 24, 2024 6:22 PM BST
Laura Robson @laurarobson5
Paris drivers treat lanes as a light suggestion.


Laura is in Paris Excited

(time to get a 1 month Discovery+ subscription)
Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:06 PM BST
you love Laura HappyHappy
Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:08 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 3:16PM, Journeyman wrote:


If peyton wins this tiebreak she's booting Noskova out of the JM five.It's that serious. She is so clutch and zen


wow you're so enamoured with Peyton Stearns!

Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:13 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 3:35PM, edy wrote:


Can Djokovic please put on his cap again. I cannot look at that visible hole in his hair/head.


did the aluminium-type water bottle do thatr?

Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:13 PM BST
do that*?........
Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:17 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 3:49PM, edy wrote:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWdjI645rdU


nice song Colbie

Report edy May 24, 2024 7:17 PM BST
I would assume it is connected to that.
Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:20 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 6:19PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Danielle being her sassiest self today, calling the umpire "Honey" in a demeaning tone.


wonder how many games Keys gets tomorrow once Danielle starts smashing her up

Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:21 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 7:17PM, edy wrote:


I would assume it is connected to that.


yeah. noticed it yesterday when he was playing Tallon and thought it was the damage done by the flying bottle

Report wisewords May 24, 2024 7:22 PM BST
today was definitely a Mayar Day. she's been in excellent form in Rabat
Report edy May 24, 2024 10:41 PM BST
ed are you here
can u do me a message for wisewrods
ask him if "the sauce" can become world champion tonight, "the sauce" is his fav bocer
*boxer
Cooper · 10:57 PM
thanks, ed!
Cooper · 11:01 PM
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 12:03 AM BST
I'm reading it was Stef that wanted to pause things with Paula. 1.01 gubbed.
(But now they're back together).
Report wisewords May 25, 2024 1:30 AM BST
Cooper must be elated that "The Sauce" Lawrence Ookolie is now WBC Bridgerweight Champion of the World... round 1 knockout baby!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 10:47 AM BST
https://metro.co.uk/2024/05/20/emma-raducanus-sponsor-issues-statement-amid-unexpected-fall-20873361/
Haha well of course, they're not gonna bury a future employee and top trader.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 12:32 PM BST
Tennis Talk 2024: Vol 14 (Madrid)
By SamuelMertensBertens on 5 May 24 18:12
next official partner for Paula? a) Juan Betancourt b) Aryna Sabalenkac) others, please specify!
next official partner for Stef? a) Maria Sakkarib) others, please specify!c) will never allow himself to fall in love again.


Woah, can you believe I didn't even consider the possibility of them getting back together? (Although you could argue this goes under others).
Report Journeyman May 25, 2024 12:39 PM BST
https://metro.co.uk/2024/05/20/emma-raducanus-sponsor-issues-statement-amid-unexpected-fall-20873361/
Haha well of course, they're not gonna bury a future employee and top trader.

However at the foot of the page is a clue to why they're sticking with her. The 'Love Tennis?' advert for the Metro's sport facebook page with Emma right at the front of the advert grinning and pointing to the future, Novak relegated to biting his lip under her arm and Zverev looking slightly confused behind her. It would be interesting to gauge in fact what percentage of Metro reader recognise Zverev.
Emma (and Naomi) have the international marketability that most of the tour can only dream of.
Report edy May 25, 2024 12:40 PM BST
You just project that "never ever getting back together" mindset onto celebrity women.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 12:44 PM BST
no I don't.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 12:46 PM BST
Journeyman • May 25, 2024 12:39 PM BST
Emma (and Naomi) have the international marketability that most of the tour can only dream of.


for sure, this is why Naomi ranks high on my Most famous tennis players in the UK list Mischief, which will be updated in about a month from now :)
Report edy May 25, 2024 12:47 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUC_9N2KLcU

Iga's clothing sponsor released a short movie about their prime time athlete.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 1:20 PM BST
easy for Peyton.
wd, JM.
Report Journeyman May 25, 2024 1:33 PM BST
Journeyman • May 22, 2024 10:18 PM BST
Peyton Stearns to win Rabat at 8.6 is interesting.

A slightly muggy QF lineup and a coach that guided Sakkari to success here.


Thanks Happy (I've bumped it anyway Devil )
Just as well for both Peton and Sherif it was finished so quickly. Both play RG tomorrow!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 2:01 PM BST
Laugh at that trophy.

no wonder they call it the Rabat Slam.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 25, 2024 2:07 PM BST
Clown show at Betfair headquarters today. Geneva final is about to start and they can't get a market up.
Report edy May 25, 2024 2:21 PM BST
https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/rabat-f-stearns-silences-sherif-62-61.1415067/?post_id=84927099#post-84927099

Impressive from Stearns
Report edy May 25, 2024 2:24 PM BST
Is Tomas Machac favourite for RG yet?
Report edy May 25, 2024 3:10 PM BST
Nevermind.
Report Blencathra May 26, 2024 9:04 AM BST
where's the Suicide Comp  Confused
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 9:40 AM BST
thery're up now!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 11:11 AM BST
Lesia taps at *5-6 15-30
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 11:11 AM BST
I've had worse lays than that 1.05
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 11:12 AM BST
Donna gave her a tap on the shoulder on the way out. A step up from the no hand shake earlier this year.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 12:17 PM BST
Naomi and Lucia are going three.
Report edy May 26, 2024 12:48 PM BST
Last time I watched Pigossi go unbroken in a set was ca. 2015.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 12:57 PM BST
Naomi falling apart.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 12:58 PM BST
1.01 --> evens
Report Journeyman May 26, 2024 1:01 PM BST
What a wild set. Did she start thinking ahead too soon? Steady the ship here Naomi.
Report edy May 26, 2024 1:02 PM BST
Bronzetti from getting bageled by Sönmez and losing a 5-0 lead against Stearns to competing against Osaka. She is so random.
Report edy May 26, 2024 1:06 PM BST

May 22, 2024 -- 1:04PM, edy wrote:


Lola would have gotten two games against Dürst.


Didn't drop a set on her way to her Kursumlijska Banja title this week. Cool

Report Journeyman May 26, 2024 1:10 PM BST
Kostyuk navigates a very tricky first set and Pigossi has to regroup.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:14 PM BST
Naomi said she got nervous.
Report Journeyman May 26, 2024 1:16 PM BST
When she was good (set 1 and parts of set 3) she was very good indeed. A very interesting second round match coming up.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:16 PM BST
my faves Laura and Alize on my tv now!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:19 PM BST
Alize "Cue cards" Lim as bad as ever at her job Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:27 PM BST
Laura: "I'm always sad when he doesn't have the mullet".
About JJ Wolf. First thing I ever I heard a (hot) woman say something positive about a mullet.
Report edy May 26, 2024 1:29 PM BST
Doesn't mean she misses it because it's attractive.
Report edy May 26, 2024 1:32 PM BST
Carlos still has the sleeve. Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:33 PM BST

May 26, 2024 -- 1:29PM, edy wrote:


Doesn't mean she misses it because it's attractive.


That is true Sad

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:35 PM BST
I'll wait for further conformation and positive reviews from more women before I grow one.
Report edy May 26, 2024 1:43 PM BST

May 26, 2024 -- 1:35PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


I'll wait for further conformation and positive reviews from more women before I grow one.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xPnuRzlm3A&t=350s

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 26, 2024 1:46 PM BST
I realize we are in an obsolete thread. Edy, you were not the only one caught up by this Sunday start. I'll open a new one.
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