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Title: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 31, 2009, 02:18:03 PM
Is anyone here a fan of tennis? I first started watching it when Pete Sampras was the king in the 90's...

Currently my favourite player is Rafael Nadal, his performance is unbelievable... At the moment they're playing a masters 1000 in America and I hope he wins second in a row.

Can't wait for the grand slams to start :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 04, 2009, 08:26:25 PM
Is anyone here a fan of tennis? I first started watching it when Pete Sampras was the king in the 90's...

Currently my favourite player is Rafael Nadal, his performance is unbelievable... At the moment they're playing a masters 1000 in America and I hope he wins second in a row.

Can't wait for the grand slams to start :D

im a big tennis fan, my favourite is Roger Federer, although he aint exactly on fire at the moment.

Cant wait for Wimbledon :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 04, 2009, 08:36:25 PM
Me too.... Have you seen Federer's performance against Novak Djokovic? Terrible...

And I couldn't believe Del Potro beat Nadal >(



Ah well, in Roland Garros I think Rafael will be unstopable :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 04, 2009, 09:41:49 PM
Federer has been on a slide since wimbledon to be honest, but he is still a force to be reckoned with on his day.

Nadal losing was a shock but he is on course for all the slams.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: 82axl on April 17, 2009, 02:03:22 AM
i got so depressed when pete sampras left i have not been able to watch it since.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: DR9_ROSE on April 17, 2009, 02:27:20 AM
Rafa Nadal  :bow:

i have his autograph too  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 17, 2009, 10:42:26 AM
whats wrong with roger? :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: mr.guns on April 17, 2009, 04:26:32 PM
whats wrong with roger? :'( :'( :'(

+1
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on April 17, 2009, 04:38:47 PM
Roger better get his act together. Im a huge Fed fan (I had typed Roger but it looked dirty) but if Nadal beats him again at Wimbledon then I think its bye bye Roger.

Murray will be dangerous at the US Open and Nadal will walk the French every year so without Wimbledon Roger will have nothing. 

I cant see Fed playing until he is 31-32 and not winning anything, I think he will retire in the next 1-2 sessions if he doesnt manage to beat Nadal in a few majors.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: 82axl on April 17, 2009, 04:50:16 PM
roger seems arrogant in a way that shows hes to young and his parents forgot to teach him humility. therefore he can never be a gracious winner or a gracious loser. it will always be oh he won oh he lost (tantrum) therefore history will forget him because he did not heal what he stripped from his opponent. there is no character there which is what tennis is all about

tennis shows grace and dicipline underpressure that is precise and accurate. kind of like a computer engineer is supposed be like but some also miss the mark. thats why popl watch it. any leadership position requires this kind of character and thats who watches tennis. it releives their frustration.

thats my take anyway

yours?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on April 17, 2009, 04:57:44 PM
roger seems arrogant in a way that shows hes to young and his parents forgot to teach him humility. therefore he can never be a gracious winner or a gracious loser. it will always be oh he won oh he lost (tantrum) therefore history will forget him because he did not heal what he stripped from his opponent. there is no character there which is what tennis is all about

tennis shows grace and dicipline underpressure that is precise and accurate. kind of like a computer engineer is supposed be like but some also miss the mark. thats why popl watch it. any leadership position requires this kind of character and thats who watches tennis. it releives their frustration.

thats my take anyway

yours?

I dont think Roger is arrogrant at all, he seems gracious to me also. Nadal is the ultimate in humility but I think a lot of that is down to his poor English also Nadal does use gamesmanship during matchs to put other people off.

After Wimbledon last year Roger started crying, that could be viewed as being ungracious but I think it was his will to win that pushed him over the edge.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 18, 2009, 10:06:15 PM
I dont think Roger is arrogrant at all, he seems gracious to me also. Nadal is the ultimate in humility but I think a lot of that is down to his poor English also Nadal does use gamesmanship during matchs to put other people off.

After Wimbledon last year Roger started crying, that could be viewed as being ungracious but I think it was his will to win that pushed him over the edge.

i agree :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 19, 2009, 04:26:46 PM
Nadal did it again  :bow:


What a game, Djokovic was very good though... I was actually surprised :O
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 19, 2009, 10:19:45 PM
twas good
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: mr.guns on May 14, 2009, 02:12:18 PM
let's see what happens with Federer in the near future!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 14, 2009, 09:57:51 PM
let's see what happens with Federer in the near future!

indeed

He looked avarage against Blake today, but he won convincingly and thats the most important thing.  No Nadal in the tournament so it would make for a great boost going in to the french open for federer if he could pull this one off.

I think Murray will triumph in this tournament though to be honest.  He tore Robredo apart in the second set, and robredo is a clay specialst
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: axlwannabe on May 14, 2009, 11:04:52 PM
Oh no this is a male tennis section... :paranoid:

What about sexy female tennis players like Ana Ivanovic, Anna Kournikova, and the overrated Maria Sharapova.. :mad:


I'm kind of insecure whenever I hear the word tennis... ;)
I'm a frustrated tennis player.  :mad: nah not really  :puke: I'm scared of kingkong arms  :evil:
I had a past with someone who's so mad about sharapova (Oh I'm jealous again:mad:)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 14, 2009, 11:25:24 PM
womens tennis is so enjoyable.......... ........from a sporting standpoint *coughs* :ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Trixi on May 14, 2009, 11:27:31 PM
womens tennis is so enjoyable.......... ........from a sporting standpoint *coughs* :ninja:

 :lol:

I only check every now & then to see where our girls are  :D
I met one of them & felt like a midget next to her  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 14, 2009, 11:32:11 PM
i like to check on your girls too :ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Trixi on May 14, 2009, 11:36:19 PM
Kaia Kanepi
(http://www.tin247.com/24h/080603194729-95-89.jpg)


Maret Ani
(http://www.virumaateataja.ee/111007/gfx/8483470ced0e36a5a.jpg)

Aren't they hot   :lol: :lol:

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 14, 2009, 11:38:29 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: axlwannabe on May 14, 2009, 11:40:02 PM
:lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 17, 2009, 04:49:58 PM
Federer>Nadal Madrid Masters :bow: :bow: :bow: :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 17, 2009, 05:26:12 PM
 :tear:

In all honesty here.... This was the best performance Federer is capable of and the worst from Nadal. And it was still almost a tie.

Roland Garros :bow:.... RAFAEL NADAL TO THE VICTORY!!!


 :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 17, 2009, 05:29:00 PM
i dont doubt that nadal will win Roland Garos, but at least it shakes things up
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 18, 2009, 08:29:02 AM
Great boost for Roger to finally beat Nadal after so long.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 18, 2009, 12:35:49 PM
indeed, and on Nadals surface in his backyard too
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 18, 2009, 12:54:50 PM
That must have hurt Nadal, he had a huge record on clay. If Nadel has a few long hard matches on the way to the French final and Roger cruises through then maybe he is in with a shout of beating Nadal
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 18, 2009, 01:57:24 PM
That must have hurt Nadal, he had a huge record on clay. If Nadel has a few long hard matches on the way to the French final and Roger cruises through then maybe he is in with a shout of beating Nadal

Don't even think about it :D

(http://rajster.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/nadal-federer.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 18, 2009, 02:12:00 PM
Don't even think about it :D

(http://rajster.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/nadal-federer.jpg)

Come on give Roger 1 French open, he deserves all 4 grand slams.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 18, 2009, 02:13:11 PM
Come on give Roger 1 French open, he deserves all 4 grand slams.

NO!  :upset



 :lol:

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 18, 2009, 02:15:32 PM
NO!  :upset



 :lol:



Fan, your so harsh man  :lol:. Go Roger!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 20, 2009, 12:05:07 AM
go roger :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 31, 2009, 05:35:28 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 31, 2009, 06:03:04 PM
YYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana

I thought I would never see the day when Nadal would lose at the French.

Novak & Nadal are out now, its Rogers best chance ever to win the  :banana :banana :banana :banana

GO ROGER!!!!!!

Where is the King?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 31, 2009, 06:52:03 PM
What amazes me is that Nadal trashed this guy 6:1 and 6:0 last month in Rome.

This was kinda shocking :O



I guess Wimbeldon will be our next stop :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on May 31, 2009, 07:10:33 PM
It is a shock, this guy isnt really a clay court specialist and he isnt a young up and coming star either. I suppose it had to end sometime, maybe Roger beating him a few weeks ago had an effect on Rafa. 
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 04, 2009, 11:04:30 AM
YYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana

I thought I would never see the day when Nadal would lose at the French.

Novak & Nadal are out now, its Rogers best chance ever to win the  :banana :banana :banana :banana

GO ROGER!!!!!!

Where is the King?


roger  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on June 07, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
YES ROGER!!!!!!!! :banana :banana :banana :banana

What a legend, he finally won the French Open, without doubt he is the greatest tennis player in the history of the game  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Great performance again  :bow:.

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Bluelion on June 07, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
Cause he's been around for so long, I think people forget Roger's only 27. He still has plenty more years ahead of him to win titles.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 08, 2009, 06:37:12 PM
 :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 08, 2009, 07:55:41 PM
 >(

(http://rafaelnadal.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/french22.jpg)




 :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 08, 2009, 08:00:30 PM
old :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 08, 2009, 08:07:13 PM
old :rolleyes:

It will get new again :evil:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 08, 2009, 08:09:33 PM
i dont doubt that for a moment :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on June 09, 2009, 08:40:36 AM
>(

(http://rafaelnadal.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/french22.jpg)




 :lol:

 :lol: :lol:

Roger is the champion now, and also the greatest player of all time  :lol:.

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 09, 2009, 09:24:22 AM
INDEED
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 09, 2009, 03:41:42 PM
Remember this...   :D


(http://photos.killervirgo.com/wimbledon2008_nadalchamp.jpg)


If all goes well with Rafa's knees I bet we'll get another picture like this :coffee
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on June 09, 2009, 04:56:50 PM
I think this is the start of the end of Rafa in terms of injuries. I always thought his style of play would have too much of an impact on him. If he starts to pick up injuries then he is in big trouble, he needs to be 100% fit to play his game. I just cant see him being around in 4 or 5 years time tbh.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 09, 2009, 06:17:52 PM
the impact he is putting on his knees is gonna be his eventual downfall.  Hell of a player though.

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: wyldechild on June 09, 2009, 07:23:56 PM
the impact he is putting on his knees is gonna be his eventual downfall.  Hell of a player though.



he should use his tennis racket , glub club or whatever that fucking stick is called
 :ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 09, 2009, 07:50:22 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: DanGnR on June 09, 2009, 10:34:09 PM
(http://www.yowazzup.com/blog/images/maria-sharapova.jpg)


 :unibrow: :drool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 10, 2009, 07:47:54 PM
 :unibrow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2009, 09:40:16 PM
Roger Federer took the NR. 1 spot again on the ATP chart after winning two grand slams in a row as you probably many know. Congrats to Fedex...

 1 Roger Federer SUI 11220
 2 Rafael Nadal ESP 10735
 3 Andy Murray GBR 9450
 4 Novak Djokovic SRB 8150
 5 Juan Martin del Potro ARG 5705
 6 Andy Roddick USA 5440
 7 Gilles Simon FRA 4000
 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 3600
 9 Fernando Verdasco ESP 3500
 10 Fernando Gonzalez CHI 3185

Rafael Nadal for now hasn't confirmed any appearances but unofficial source says he might participate in an ATP 1000 Master in Montreal starting on August 8th, if not, he will probably be back on US Open...

 :bow:

Latest pic, July 2009:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on July 10, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
hope he comes back all guns firing to keep murray beneath him
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 15, 2009, 09:01:35 PM
Manacor, Balearic Islands - Spain, July 14th, 2009

Rafa Nadal underwent further medical tests today in Barcelona. He is slowly recovering from his injury and will resume practice next Monday July 20th. He will back in action in Montreal where he is the defending champion.

"The evolution of his injury is positive and the player will continue with his physiotherapy and muscular work and will resume his tennis activity in a progressive way starting next Monday July 20th, estimating his return to competition on August 8th at the Montreal event," said Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, Rafa's doctor.

Rafa will travel back today to Manacor to continue with his recovery plan and will resume his tennis practice next Monday.

Rafa Nadal: "I am happy with the way the tests went and with the positive evolution of the injury as the doctors said. I am really looking forward to practicing again and to do what I like to do the most: to play tennis. The event in Montreal is important and I expect to be there fit to play. Until then I need to continue to work on my recovery and practice well."


http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/home


 :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on July 15, 2009, 09:06:33 PM
cool
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 12, 2009, 10:16:16 PM
Nadal went storming through the last set against Gonzalez and achieved another three sets to nothing victory.

For a man that just returned from an injury that is awesome.


The semis are: Roger Federer : Novak Djokovic
                     Rafael Nadal : Juan Martin Del Potro

Nadal holds 4:2 record against Del Potro, though the Argentinian beat him in the last two matches they played.
Also Rafa has never won the US Open grand slam and if he succeded he would have become only the 7th player of all time that won all 4 grand slams. And he's 23  :bow:

http://www.rafaelnadal.com/nadal/en/home

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/index.html?promo=topnav

Vamos Rafa!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/11/article-0-0658439B000005DC-591_306x460.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on September 13, 2009, 01:54:04 AM
Tennis is my favorite sport to play by far . When I was in my early 20s I was a hitting partner for more than one pro . I wish I had people to play with , I'd still be playing ! When I was like 12 I hit balls around with a famous author and didn't know he was famous until years later .

Steffi Graf , Andre Agassi, John McEnroe ,Nadal and Federer are my fav players of all time  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 15, 2009, 06:15:41 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro is the winner of the US Open 2009 grand slam.

This was the first majors final for the 21 year old Argentinian and he is the tallest man ever that has played a grand slam tournament final (198cm).

He beat Rafa Nadal in the semis and then also defeated Roger Federer who has won 40 matches in a row in the US Open and was also trying to win his 6th consecutive title. I'm happy he failed.  :lol:

This is Del Potro's first grand slam victory, I hope there's more to come.  :bow:

(http://blog.nj.com/njsports_impact/2009/09/large_delground14.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/15/article-0-066F73B9000005DC-447_468x315.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: mothergoose on September 15, 2009, 06:17:56 PM
Del Potro is the future of tennis, very promising, if he doesn't get injured. :coffee
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jamiewarnock on September 15, 2009, 11:04:18 PM
Federers shot V. Djorkavic = OMG :hmpf :O :drool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 16, 2009, 01:44:23 AM
After 4 years of Rafael Nadal/Roger Federer domination as world NR. 1 and NR. 2 on the ATP chart, Andy Murray from Scotland took the NR. 2 spot a few weeks back, pushing Rafa to NR. 3.

This week everything is back to normal with Rafa taking back the second place after reaching the semi final in the US Open. Hope he gets back to NR. 1 quick.  :D


 1 Roger Federer SUI 11240
 2 Rafael Nadal ESP 8845
 3 Andy Murray GBR 8390
 4 Novak Djokovic SRB 7480
 5 Juan Martin del Potro ARG 6825
 6 Andy Roddick USA 5310
 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 3950
 8 Nikolay Davydenko RUS 3535
 9 Fernando Verdasco ESP 3430
 10 Gilles Simon FRA 3090

(http://nimg.sulekha.com/Sports/original700/rafael-nadal-2009-9-2-17-40-28.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on September 16, 2009, 04:10:30 AM
I'm happy for Juan Martin Del Potro and glad he won it . He must've been really happy considering it was his first grand slam title . Still, after not losing a match at the U.S. Open in almost 6 years Federer was due for a bad day and it finally happened . He was off and not himself . One hopes to peak by the time they reach the finals , but indeed Roger finally had an off day , as evidenced by a far below average first serve percentage. Del Potro was also fortunate that he was playing a Nadal that has not found his normal groove yet since his rest from knee problems . A top form Federer or Nadal would have beaten Dep Potro , but take nothing away from him .

Del Potro has been a force to be reckoned in the not so distant past though , nearly defeating Federer at the French and the Swede's first victory there . He's lost a lot of close ones so it's good to see him finally win one of those . He's given top players all they could handle for awhile now and steadily improved and therefore I don't see this as a fluke for Del Potro at all . He just made the men's draws in any future major all the more interesting and I see him winning more grand slam events in the future  :rockon:

Federer can't be too sad though , he's what , made it to the FINALS of the last SEVEN grand slam events in a row and won three of those finals . Not too shabby at all ! And here not all that long ago people were predicting Feder's soon to be demise , and then look what he did  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 16, 2009, 02:58:13 PM
I'm happy for Juan Martin Del Potro and glad he won it . He must've been really happy considering it was his first grand slam title . Still, after not losing a match at the U.S. Open in almost 6 years Federer was due for a bad day and it finally happened . He was off and not himself . One hopes to peak by the time they reach the finals , but indeed Roger finally had an off day , as evidenced by a far below average first serve percentage. Del Potro was also fortunate that he was playing a Nadal that has not found his normal groove yet since his rest from knee problems . A top form Federer or Nadal would have beaten Dep Potro , but take nothing away from him .

Del Potro has been a force to be reckoned in the not so distant past though , nearly defeating Federer at the French and the Swede's first victory there . He's lost a lot of close ones so it's good to see him finally win one of those . He's given top players all they could handle for awhile now and steadily improved and therefore I don't see this as a fluke for Del Potro at all . He just made the men's draws in any future major all the more interesting and I see him winning more grand slam events in the future  :rockon:

Federer can't be too sad though , he's what , made it to the FINALS of the last SEVEN grand slam events in a row and won three of those finals . Not too shabby at all ! And here not all that long ago people were predicting Feder's soon to be demise , and then look what he did  :banana

I agree with most of it.  Except that part.

Roger Federer can play unbelievable tennis if everything is going according to plan. When there's some minor disturbance he isn't half as good. Despite the lousy servis he dominated the match the first two sets (luckily Del Potro won the second 7:6) but after Del Potro took his first serve game he started making a lot more mistakes, his game was less convicing... As if he was scared all of a sudden.

And I find pathetic that a player of his caliber, who has been through so much on the court, played hundreds of matches and numerous situations can get that worked up when someone offers him a challenge. It has happened many times, especially with Rafa Nadal.

When Rafa pushed his buttons and Fedex couldn't get every ball in the court, he lost the game. That's why they have a 13:7 record because Federer can only win if he's 100% sure he's the best. When you challenge him, he cracks. And that has happened multiple times, no matter how many grand slams he's got. He is the champion, a true chamion.. No one can deny that.
But he lacks what it takes to be the greatest of all time. And that is being psychologically strong enough to overcome and obsticle. In my opinion he's been afraid of Rafa since Rafa beat him when he was only 18 years old and Fedex was NR.1. I think something similar will happen with his future matches against Del Potro.

 :banana


PS - remember Federer's last game against Tsonga where there was 1:1 in sets and Fedex lead 5:1 in the third set, serving for the win. Tsonga broke his serve and eventually won the match with 7:6 in the tie break.
He lost 5:1 lead after given a little nudge. That's weak in my opinion. That was few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Artemisia on September 18, 2009, 12:54:10 AM
Juan Martin Del Potro is the winner of the US Open 2009 grand slam.

This was the first majors final for the 21 year old Argentinian and he is the tallest man ever that has played a grand slam tournament final (198cm).

He beat Rafa Nadal in the semis and then also defeated Roger Federer who has won 40 matches in a row in the US Open and was also trying to win his 6th consecutive title. I'm happy he failed.  :lol:

This is Del Potro's first grand slam victory, I hope there's more to come.  :bow:

(http://blog.nj.com/njsports_impact/2009/09/large_delground14.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/15/article-0-066F73B9000005DC-447_468x315.jpg)


yes, and I'm so proud of him...
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on September 18, 2009, 02:22:24 AM
I agree with most of it.  Except that part.

Roger Federer can play unbelievable tennis if everything is going according to plan. When there's some minor disturbance he isn't half as good. Despite the lousy servis he dominated the match the first two sets (luckily Del Potro won the second 7:6) but after Del Potro took his first serve game he started making a lot more mistakes, his game was less convicing... As if he was scared all of a sudden.

And I find pathetic that a player of his caliber, who has been through so much on the court, played hundreds of matches and numerous situations can get that worked up when someone offers him a challenge. It has happened many times, especially with Rafa Nadal.

When Rafa pushed his buttons and Fedex couldn't get every ball in the court, he lost the game. That's why they have a 13:7 record because Federer can only win if he's 100% sure he's the best. When you challenge him, he cracks. And that has happened multiple times, no matter how many grand slams he's got. He is the champion, a true chamion.. No one can deny that.
But he lacks what it takes to be the greatest of all time. And that is being psychologically strong enough to overcome and obsticle. In my opinion he's been afraid of Rafa since Rafa beat him when he was only 18 years old and Fedex was NR.1. I think something similar will happen with his future matches against Del Potro.

 :banana


PS - remember Federer's last game against Tsonga where there was 1:1 in sets and Fedex lead 5:1 in the third set, serving for the win. Tsonga broke his serve and eventually won the match with 7:6 in the tie break.
He lost 5:1 lead after given a little nudge. That's weak in my opinion. That was few weeks ago.

Fan your so biased against Fed  :lol:.

Fact is you dont become the greatest player of all time by cracking when someone challenges him. Every player in the world over the last 5-6 has challenged him or tried to challenge him but he beat them out of sight hence the reason he has 16 grand slam titles to his name. He had a off day against Del Potro, lets not forget that Del Pedro beat Nadal off the court, so any stick Federer is getting for "cracking" against Del Potro can be leveled at Nadal also. Federer beat Del Potro in the French on the way to the crown  :banana, he didnt crack there when Del Potro challenged him, the US final was an off day, everyone has them but Fed has them less then everyone else.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on September 18, 2009, 08:06:33 AM
Fan your so biased against Fed  :lol:.

Fact is you dont become the greatest player of all time by cracking when someone challenges him. Every player in the world over the last 5-6 has challenged him or tried to challenge him but he beat them out of sight hence the reason he has 16 grand slam titles to his name. He had a off day against Del Potro, lets not forget that Del Pedro beat Nadal off the court, so any stick Federer is getting for "cracking" against Del Potro can be leveled at Nadal also. Federer beat Del Potro in the French on the way to the crown  :banana, he didnt crack there when Del Potro challenged him, the US final was an off day, everyone has them but Fed has them less then everyone else.

/agree  :D   

Fed only had a first serve percentage of 50% that match against Del Potro which is below is norm . His brutal and well placed first serves give him a lot of free points , so when his percentage is down he has to work that much harder.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 18, 2009, 11:17:09 AM
Fan your so biased against Fed  :lol:.

Fact is you dont become the greatest player of all time by cracking when someone challenges him. Every player in the world over the last 5-6 has challenged him or tried to challenge him but he beat them out of sight hence the reason he has 16 grand slam titles to his name. He had a off day against Del Potro, lets not forget that Del Pedro beat Nadal off the court, so any stick Federer is getting for "cracking" against Del Potro can be leveled at Nadal also. Federer beat Del Potro in the French on the way to the crown  :banana, he didnt crack there when Del Potro challenged him, the US final was an off day, everyone has them but Fed has them less then everyone else.

I disagree.

First of all Federer has 15 grand slams.

All I was saying is that Federer can win the match perfectly if he feels 100% comfortable. He plays unbelievable tennis and is almost unbeatable. When he feels threathened he cracks. There were multiple matches that prove my theory.

The difference between Nadal's and Federer's game against Del Potro is the following...

(I won't go too much into Rafa's injuries because it's not an excuse though it was widely documented Rafa couldn't hold his serve because of the abdominal muscle injury. If you watched the match than I guess you know his 1st serve was about 160-170 km/h average which is way to low to compete with Del Potro's killer serve)

... at this point Del Potro is better than Nadal. Rafa still needs some time to be the way he was before the Roland Garros. But Federer is at this point the best player in the world. Rafa lost because Del Potro is better currently... Federer sensed Del Potro won't go down as is seemed in the first set and he couldn't take it. Why did everything change after the first break of the match in the 4th set? Before that Federer was so good on his serve no one could come close (even with 50%). After the break, he lost the tie break and lost another serve in the beginning of the 5th set.

His 13-7 record and 5:2 in major competitions against Rafael Nadal speaks for itself. Either he can't handle the pressure or Rafa is simply better than him. You choose.  :cool:   And I think similar will happen with Del Potro.


PS - did Del Potro take 1 serve in Roland Garros from Fedex (my bad - he did)!! Was he anywhere near as dangerous as he was in the US Open. No. My point is he was never a real threat to the victory of Fedex and Fedex reamined relaxed and won easily.

You can call me biased and maybe I am but what I claim has happened on many occasion to the "greatest" player of all time.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: JamesAXLRules on September 29, 2009, 11:12:32 AM
tennis sucks  :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on September 29, 2009, 11:31:07 AM
You slut!

I always wanted Nalbandian to dethrone Federer :tear:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on October 02, 2009, 08:28:47 AM
I still miss John McEnroe though . I loved his unique service motion .... and of course all the trantrums he used to throw ! That , my friends, was entertainment !  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 09, 2009, 08:07:17 AM
federer is god, simple :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on October 15, 2009, 05:02:50 AM
Agreed  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on October 15, 2009, 03:31:53 PM
After defeating James Blake yesterday (6:2, 6:7, 6:4) and Tommy Robredo today (6:1, 6:4) Rafael Nadal advanced in the quarterfinal of the Shangai 1000 Masters.

Tomorrow he plays Ljubicic and then he will probably meet with Robin Soderling, the Swed who ended Rafa's domination in Roland Garros this year. It wil be a hell of a match.

Rafa's not in best shape, unforced errors are flying all over the place  :), hope he still makes it.

 :bow:

(http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20091014/0013729ece6b0c40382905.jpg)


PS - Novak Djokovic is now officailly NR. 3 of world tennis. Andy Murray is now 4th.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 17, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
glad murray has slipped back down to 4th, and i hope Rafa can discover fitness and form soon
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on October 17, 2009, 04:19:51 PM
Rafael Nadal advanced in the finals of the Shanghai 1000 Masters.  :thumbsup:

His quarter- and semi-final match were a bit odd though... In the quarters he went head to head with Croatian Ivan Ljubicic and lost the first set 3:6. He recovered in the second and won the set 6:3. At the beginning of the 3rd set at 0:0 Ljubicic was having problems with his thigh muscles and retired from the match.

In the semis today it went smother for Rafa, taking the first set against a fellow Spaniard with 6:1. In the second Rafa was up 3:0 when Lopez retired from the match because of pain in his leg.

Tomorrow Nadal plays against Davydenko and has an opportunity to win his first masters after the injury.

VAMOS!  :bow:

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01502/rafael-nadal_1502897c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: mothergoose on October 17, 2009, 04:25:20 PM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01502/rafael-nadal_1502897c.jpg)

Not his most flattering picture. :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on October 17, 2009, 06:49:41 PM
Not his most flattering picture. :lol:

There you go.  :lol:

(http://gartyfarty.blog.siol.net/files/2009/06/rafael_nadal_gayblogs.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on October 18, 2009, 11:55:39 AM
Terrible performance. Nadal lost. Enough said.  :tear:








 :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 19, 2009, 08:32:18 AM
yes i agree
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 08, 2009, 05:46:01 PM
A few minutes ago Novak Djokovic defeated 4 time champion Roger Federer in his hometown Basel, Switzerland. Roger was facing his 20th consecutive win but Nole was too good today and won 6:4, 4:6, 6:2.
This was Novak's 4th tournament win this year. Basel is an ATP 500 Masters.

NOLE  :bow:

 :banana

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Tennis/ATP/2009/11/06/k110614A.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on November 08, 2009, 05:55:33 PM
good for him
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 11, 2009, 08:56:07 PM
Today I witnessed the worst performance from Rafael Nadal I have ever seen. He still won though. Huh.  :hmpf

In the second round of the BNP Paribas 1000 Masters in Paris he went head to head with fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. In their lifetime series Rafa was up 4:0, this being their 5th match.

Almagro started great and won the first set 6:3 after taking a serve from Rafa. In the second it was more of a tie and then suddenly Rafa made too many mistakes at 5:5 and lost his serve. Almagro was up 6:5, serving for the match. With three consecutive points he was up 40:0 with 3 MATCH POINTS. Nadal managed to save all three and then another two, bringing to total 5 saved match points. Rafa eventually tied the score 6:6 and won the tie break, taking the match into the 3rd set.

In the first game he broke Almagro's serve and I thought everything will be normal now. Yeah right. Almagro broke Rafa's serve twice taking the lead 3:1. Another tie followed at 3:3 and then another two consecutive games for Almagro for 5:3, one game from the win and he was on the serve again.
Rafa broke his serve again and tied the score 5:5 with his serve.
Perhaps not the main reason but a big reason for sure was Almagro's pain in his thigh and by the end of the match he pretty much couldn't run at all. Rafa won 7:5, after 4 consecutive games. If there wasn't for an injury Almagro could have maybe kicked out the 2nd seeded player in his first match of this tournament. Fuck that shit.  :D

Rafa get better soon.  :tongue:

(http://images.smh.com.au/ftsmh/ffximage/2009/09/07/rafael_nadal_wideweb__470x382,0.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 12, 2009, 10:43:29 AM
What almost happened to Nadal yesteday happened to Federer.

Federer was eliminated by Benettau in the second round with 3:6, 7:6, 6:4.


Though I'm no Roger fan he will be missed in this tournament. Tennis just isn't the same without him.  :)

(http://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/2009/08/20/5065419.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 14, 2009, 07:17:17 PM
Fuck you Novak Djokovic  :tongue:

Incredible performance by the Serbian, he's currently the best player on tour. Without a doubt.  :)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on November 28, 2009, 10:54:29 AM
Djockovic is on fire at the moment, and rafa?  what the fuck?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 28, 2009, 06:25:42 PM
I've watched every game for the past few tournaments and I've been watching this finals closely.


Davydenko is currently so good that nobody can beat him. I expect him and Söderling to reach the finals and I think Davydenko will win the match again. With that, he will become world NR.6.

The most surprising thing is that players ranked 1,2,3,4 are out. It only shows how tied the current male tennis is and it's a thrill to watch every match.

Don't feel bad for Roger, he secured the NR.1 spot again and that's something. But I believe next year it will be a demise for Roger, he'll be 29 and this year he played in 4 grand slam finals. It will be hard to achieve that again, and by the ATP points system you lose points when you don't repeat the results from last year so... It will be very interesting.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on November 28, 2009, 06:29:48 PM
i agre with pretty much all of that.  I think it will be a really great year.

djokovic needs to stepm up more often, del potro has major potential and murray, roddick, davydenko, soderling are top players.


I hope fed has another good run in him, ill also be pulling for rafa.  I hate murray
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on November 28, 2009, 06:41:28 PM
Who doesn't hate Murray...  :lol:   I wanna say his mother, but I'm not sure.

It was a bummer seeing Rafa so helpless. He was close to winning a set a couple of times but he just made too many mistakes. He usually won the games because he made so little unforced errors. In the last match against Djokovic he made over 30 unforced errors  :O

He's having problems with huge hitters like Djokovic, Del Potro, Söderling and Davydenko. But I'll always believe in Rafa. The King Of Clay will return again.  :bow:

The future is unpredictable, I think it will be between Djokovic and Del Potro. And I would really love to see another marathon Nadal VS. Federer grand slam final. For closure of an era.  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on November 28, 2009, 06:51:23 PM
that at wimbledon would be awesome :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: abaraxas on November 29, 2009, 10:00:28 AM
Look its nothing personal I just fucking hate poetry alright?
Geez  :tongue:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on November 29, 2009, 11:54:32 AM
 :smirk:  abaraxas strikes again
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on November 29, 2009, 07:23:59 PM
and davydenko is the winner
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on December 04, 2009, 07:14:25 PM
Rafael Nadal secured the first point for the Spanish team in this year's Davis Cup final between Spain and Chech Republic.

The first set was a bit rocky but then it went more than smoothly. The final score against Thomas Berdych is 7:5, 6:0, 6:2. The Chech didn't actually have a chance. He broke Rafa's serve in the second game of the match but that was all.

We got the chance to see the old Nadal again and he was really happy when he won and probably because he played a really good tennis.  :bow:

I guess all we needed was a clay court.  :D


(http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Spain+v+Serbia+Davis+Cup+World+Group+First+23HHqRW-JHMl.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on December 05, 2009, 11:33:51 AM
yes a great performance from nadal.


Its great for him that he can get on the clay, as a chance to regain his rythym and set him in good stead for the coming year
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 02, 2010, 06:18:39 PM
Rafael Nadal is the winner of the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.

After two consecutive losses against Robin Söderling, Rafa proved today he is close to his top form again. He defeated the Swed with 7:6, 7:5 and collected 250 000$ for two wins only.

His previous match was against David Ferrer whom he beaten in straight sets while Söderling came through after defeating Roger Federer in the 3-set semis.


The first big tournament is Doha and then Australian Open. VAMOS!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/SV0E0BbxMqI/AAAAAAAAHR4/DZE0kAMBFNM/s400/nadal_abudhabi_2.jpg)

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 02, 2010, 06:24:45 PM
twas a good showing from rafa :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 11, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
Nikolay Davydenko is the winner of the ATP 250 tournament in Doha.

He has also become only the second player ever (after David Nalbandian) who has defeated both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal twice in the same tournament.

The Machine (Nikolay's nickname) won the semi-final match against Federer with 6:4 6:4 and he had to face Nadal waiting in the final.

Rafa was unbelievable in the first set of the final which he won 6:0  :O. Then the level of Davydenko's game changed and a tied second set followed. With one break on each side the player moved into the tie-break. Nadal even had a match point on his own serve but failed to deliver and the Russian tied in sets with 7:6.

In the third Rafa broke Nikolay's serve again but The Machine came back hitting hard, taking a serve game from Nadal and went into lead 5:4. There he broke serve again and won 6:4 in the final set.

0:6, 7:6, 6:4


I was kinda disappointed but the way Rafa played the first set was awesome. If he can endure the whole match on that level he will be unbeatable at the Australian Open, it starts on January 17th.  :evil:


(http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/c3492b0538e9ce52ae747c4da2a32784-getty-tennis-atp-chn1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 11, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
should be tasty :unibrow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 11, 2010, 10:33:22 PM
Davydenko must be strong fav for the Aus Open, he is on fire of late.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 12, 2010, 08:39:37 PM
Davydenko must be strong fav for the Aus Open, he is on fire of late.

He only has 1 problem. Davydenko is great when he plays the best out of 3 sets matches.

When he plays best of 5 sets, like the grand slam, he even admitted himself he can't handle it. I think he won't reach the semi-finals. But everything's possible.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: mothergoose on January 12, 2010, 08:46:59 PM
"Roger & Rafael" are obviously the way out favourites, but I think Juan Martin Del Potro is the dark horse of this major. There are far more esteemed and dedicated tennis followers in this thread than myself to judge the outcome, but based on what I've seen of him, he's definately a rare talent with the ability to win.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 12, 2010, 09:25:05 PM
"Roger & Rafael" are obviously the way out favourites, but I think Juan Martin Del Potro is the dark horse of this major. There are far more esteemed and dedicated tennis followers in this thread than myself to judge the outcome, but based on what I've seen of him, he's definately a rare talent with the ability to win.

Absolutely. Though he's still a hit and miss.

Last year he won the US Open and in the next tournament he was kicked out in the first round by a totally random player.  :hmpf

A lot will be decided with the draw. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Novak Djokovic - two of these players will be in the final. But who exatly, I couldn't say.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 12, 2010, 10:45:02 PM
its time for novak to step up, but i want a fully fit rafa v an on form roger :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 26, 2010, 02:42:29 PM
Rafael Nadal is out of Australian Open.  :(


After not a very good performance (he was two sets down) Nadal had to retire against Andy Murray in the third set because of a pain in his knee.


Hope he gets better soon. Vamos.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01562/rafael_nadal_epa_1562338c.jpg)


The remaining players in the quarter finals are:

Novak Djokovic VS. Jo-Vilfried Tsonga
Roger Federer VS. Nikolay Davydenko


The first semi-final match is already decided:

Andy Murray VS. Marin Cilic (the first semifinal grand slam appearance for the young Croat)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on January 26, 2010, 03:35:41 PM
Rafael Nadal is out of Australian Open.  :(


After not a very good performance (he was two sets down) Nadal had to retire against Andy Murray in the third set because of a pain in his knee.


Hope he gets better soon. Vamos.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01562/rafael_nadal_epa_1562338c.jpg)


The remaining players in the quarter finals are:

Novak Djokovic VS. Jo-Vilfried Tsonga
Roger Federer VS. Nikolay Davydenko


The first semi-final match is already decided:

Andy Murray VS. Marin Cilic (the first semifinal grand slam appearance for the young Croat)

Djokovic climbed to second place in the ATP list. If Federer lose from Davydenko, and if Djokovic win Australian open ... Novak Djokovic will be the first in the world  ! ! !   :banana  :banana  :banana
(http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/images/o_meni/srbija.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 26, 2010, 03:54:08 PM
Djokovic climbed to second place in the ATP list. If Federer lose from Davydenko, and if Djokovic win Australian open ... Novak Djokovic will be the first in the world  ! ! !   :banana  :banana  :banana
(http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/images/o_meni/srbija.jpg)


Not yet official but yes. This is the first time Djokovic will reach the Nr. 2 spot. I'm glad it's him if there needs to be someone  :D. He's my girlfriend's favourite.

Last year when Nadal defeated Nole in three Masters 1000 she was furious. When Nole defeated Nadal on all three occasions at the end of the 2009 season I was furious. Their rivalry is always entertaining.


No matter what Djokovic does in this tournament, his advantage on the ATP chart compared to Nadal will be 320 points or more if he wins.

(http://www.khaleejtimes.com/images/tennis_271109.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 26, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
so sorry to see Nadal injured again, Murray is looking in fine form, i hate him so i hope Cilic can stop him :disgust:


But Federer all the way for me, if he maintains the level he performed at against Hewitt, he will be very hard to defeat.

Its good to see Novak doing well also :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on January 26, 2010, 04:54:17 PM
Not yet official but yes. This is the first time Djokovic will reach the Nr. 2 spot. I'm glad it's him if there needs to be someone  :D. He's my girlfriend's favourite.

Last year when Nadal defeated Nole in three Masters 1000 she was furious. When Nole defeated Nadal on all three occasions at the end of the 2009 season I was furious. Their rivalry is always entertaining.


No matter what Djokovic does in this tournament, his advantage on the ATP chart compared to Nadal will be 320 points or more if he wins.

(http://www.khaleejtimes.com/images/tennis_271109.jpg)
Yes, and he has the chance to reach the Nb. 1 spot! GO NOVAK!!!  :thumbsup:

Hey, you are my neighbor.  :D Ljubljana, Maribor?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 26, 2010, 05:13:19 PM
Yes, and he has the chance to reach the Nb. 1 spot! GO NOVAK!!!  :thumbsup:

Hey, you are my neighbor.  :D Ljubljana, Maribor?

Škofja Loka (22km northwest from Ljubljana)


Yes, it's an interesting time in tennis.

Djokovic could become NR.1, Murray has a chance of becoming NR.2 or NR.3.


If Murray reaches the final he will be new NR.3 and that means Nadal would be NR.4 for the first time since 2005. (he went from 5th to 3rd place then, but you get the idea)  :D


If Djokovic lost against Tsonga (I don't think it will happen) and Murray won the slam then Murray would be NR.2.

If Federer lost against Davydenko (it's possible) and Djokovic won the slam then Nole would be NR.1.



Gimme clay court season, now.   :smoking:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on January 26, 2010, 05:16:42 PM
so sorry to see Nadal injured again, Murray is looking in fine form, i hate him so i hope Cilic can stop him :disgust:

wow, you hate Murray too :O

so that's both him and Scraped we share a burning hatred for :unibrow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 26, 2010, 06:16:18 PM
wow, you hate Murray too :O

so that's both him and Scraped we share a burning hatred for :unibrow:

i despise the scottish tosser :thumbsup:


Robo i like ya more and more each day
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 27, 2010, 08:49:14 AM
Nadal injured again hey, just as he was getting back to fitness.

Murray will choke like he did in the US final last year.

If Fed can beat Davy then I think he will win it but he is down 1 set already.
 
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 27, 2010, 09:16:50 AM
Nadal injured again hey, just as he was getting back to fitness.

Murray will choke like he did in the US final last year.

If Fed can beat Davy then I think he will win it but he is down 1 set already.
 

not anymore..........
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 27, 2010, 09:22:16 AM
not anymore..........

Do you ever sleep  :lol:

Ya, Fed is kicking ass now  :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 27, 2010, 09:26:24 AM
Do you ever sleep  :lol:

Ya, Fed is kicking ass now  :rockon:

i need to watch the king play, but i have to go to work soon and its pissin g me off :tear:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 27, 2010, 12:17:44 PM
Good game from Federer.

Now I want to see Djokovic destroy Tsonga, crash Federer in the semis and blew Murray off the court in the final...


 :~

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01563/djokovic_1563135c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on January 27, 2010, 01:55:22 PM
All we need is Djokovic to complete this comeback!!! 'injured' and all he's serving decently!!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 27, 2010, 02:29:43 PM
Djokovic is down 5:1 in the 5th set. Not looking good.  :(
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on January 27, 2010, 02:33:04 PM
and he's out  :( oh well. gooooooooooooooooo FEDERER
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 27, 2010, 03:08:29 PM
and he's out  :( oh well. gooooooooooooooooo FEDERER

 :upset
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 27, 2010, 04:40:47 PM
and he's out  :( oh well. gooooooooooooooooo FEDERER


oooooooooooh yeah :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


Federer  surely now, if not anyone but CocK head Murray
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on January 27, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
Nooooo!!! Djokovic!!!  :'(

Nole was destroyed Tsonga in the third set, but after that he had stomach problems... :tear:  :'(
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 27, 2010, 04:43:45 PM
its a shame, he was looking good.


But my man Roger is surging forward :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 28, 2010, 08:24:32 AM
Fan your last few posts made me laugh  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What is Djokovic's problem? He always quits or has something wrong with him in the big matches, its a big problem for him now.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on January 28, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
Fan your last few posts made me laugh  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What is Djokovic's problem? He always quits or has something wrong with him in the big matches, its a big problem for him now.

Tennis players always do it in pressure games. I think they fake it personally. As soon as it gets to a point they don't think they can win, they pretend they've suddenly had a bout of black death or something and the prima donna's forfeit
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 28, 2010, 09:45:55 AM
Tennis players always do it in pressure games. I think they fake it personally. As soon as it gets to a point they don't think they can win, they pretend they've suddenly had a bout or black death or something and the prima donna's forfeit

To a point, Djokovic is the only player ive even seen do it more then twice. He did it last year too.

Ive never seen Fed or Nadal do it, its just not in there nature but Novak is doing it too often.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on January 28, 2010, 10:17:38 AM
To a point, Djokovic is the only player ive even seen do it more then twice. He did it last year too.

Ive never seen Fed or Nadal do it, its just not in there nature but Novak is doing it too often.


Proper sportsmen. Play for the love of the game. Djokovich is that guy that makes excuses when you beat him in a game of say chess like 'oh, I had a satellite fall out of orbit into my eye during the game not fair I should have won'

Like that 17 year old Australian that blamed his loss on the time slot he played
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 28, 2010, 12:43:53 PM
Murray just won :finger:



by the way, TSI thats true, i play and id fake cancer to avoid losing fair
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 28, 2010, 01:11:23 PM
Fan your last few posts made me laugh  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



 :D

I'm glad. Which one precisely?


Murray played awesome today. You may not like him but he's in really great shape and I've never seen him play so good. He will be dangerous in the final, no doubt about it.

Still, I would prefer Murray taking this slam than Federer (laugh now rds.06  :unibrow:)


But for now, go Tsonga.  :~
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 28, 2010, 01:16:39 PM
:D

I'm glad. Which one precisely?


Murray played awesome today. You may not like him but he's in really great shape and I've never seen him play so good. He will be dangerous in the final, no doubt about it.

Still, I would prefer Murray taking this slam than Federer (laugh now rds.06  :unibrow:)


But for now, go Tsonga.  :~

fan, im gonna cock slap you :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on January 28, 2010, 01:46:37 PM
Murray just won :finger:



by the way, TSI thats true, i play and id fake cancer to avoid losing fair

 :lol:

I used to love tennis but somewhere along the way I stopped. By the way did you see Murray doing the whole 'ouch my back hurts' when he was down a set vs. Cilic? Commentators would not shut up about it [exaggeration]"he's done it 5 times now oh my God he must have a slipped disc the way he's acting"[/exaggeration]

Weird how it didn't bother him for the following 3 :hmpf

 ;)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on January 28, 2010, 02:30:43 PM
Proper sportsmen. Play for the love of the game. Djokovich is that guy that makes excuses when you beat him in a game of say chess like 'oh, I had a satellite fall out of orbit into my eye during the game not fair I should have won'

Like that 17 year old Australian that blamed his loss on the time slot he played
:no :no :no
Djokovic is the man!!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Novak never makes excuses for his defeat. He just talked about what he is missing. At this time it was fitness. If you watched the game, after medical attention, Djokovic barely moved on the ground.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 28, 2010, 04:32:07 PM
:lol:

I used to love tennis but somewhere along the way I stopped. By the way did you see Murray doing the whole 'ouch my back hurts' when he was down a set vs. Cilic? Commentators would not shut up about it [exaggeration]"he's done it 5 times now oh my God he must have a slipped disc the way he's acting"[/exaggeration]

Weird how it didn't bother him for the following 3 :hmpf

 ;)

yeah, but he is a no good scottish shitbag, what else do ya expect? :disgust:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jamiewarnock on January 29, 2010, 01:25:40 AM
Dont diss the Scots :disgust:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 29, 2010, 08:01:42 AM
:D

I'm glad. Which one precisely?


Murray played awesome today. You may not like him but he's in really great shape and I've never seen him play so good. He will be dangerous in the final, no doubt about it.

Still, I would prefer Murray taking this slam than Federer (laugh now rds.06  :unibrow:)


But for now, go Tsonga.  :~

Oh fan, I do love you.

Federer rules  :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 29, 2010, 09:49:20 AM
Dont diss the Scots :disgust:

the only thing worse than him being scottish is the fact that he now lives in london :yuck
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on January 30, 2010, 02:41:49 PM
Murray, we're counting on you.  :~

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01568/murray-federer_1568593c.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 30, 2010, 03:16:41 PM
i hope he hurts himself or preferably dies :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on January 30, 2010, 04:01:10 PM
Who won between Serena and Henin?

I was really backing Henin but I didn't think she would win. I missed the game :tear:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 30, 2010, 04:06:59 PM
Who won between Serena and Henin?

I was really backing Henin but I didn't think she would win. I missed the game :tear:

serena
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on January 31, 2010, 08:41:54 AM
Id fuck Serana, I would have an awful time trying to hold her down, but I think I could do it.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on January 31, 2010, 05:22:15 PM
 :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on January 31, 2010, 05:54:44 PM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on February 01, 2010, 07:52:25 AM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01569/fedtrophy_ap_1569416c.jpg)

 :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana

King Roger does it again  :D

The greatest tennis player of all time just gets better and better.

All Hail King Roger!!!!!!!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

P.S - The look on Murray's face (Bumble will appreciate that one)  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on February 01, 2010, 10:44:01 AM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01569/fedtrophy_ap_1569416c.jpg)

 :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana

King Roger does it again  :D

The greatest tennis player of all time just gets better and better.

All Hail King Roger!!!!!!!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

P.S - The look on Murray's face (Bumble will appreciate that one)  ;) :lol:

that is simply put the greatest photo anyone has ever uploaded to this site, bar none :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on February 01, 2010, 02:26:51 PM
 :thumbsup: Federer, YOU DA MAN  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on February 01, 2010, 11:56:06 PM
1   Federer, Roger (SUI)          11,350   
2   Djokovic, Novak (SRB)           8,310      
3   Murray, Andy (GBR)           7,800      
4   Nadal, Rafael (ESP)           7,670   
5   Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG)   6,400

Nole is second ! ! !  :bow:  :banana  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on February 02, 2010, 12:03:31 AM
That list sucks. Murray third, WTF?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on February 02, 2010, 02:10:23 AM
That list sucks. Murray third, WTF?
That is new reality...  :?:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 18, 2010, 01:11:01 PM
Nadal looking good, playing very well.

Federer is out, how exciting  :lol:.  I was hoping for Nadal/Federer final though.


The players are going into the quarterfinal matches today. Tournament is held in Indian Wells, CA and it is the first ATP 1000 Masters of the season.

Nadal plays Tomas Berdych today, their head to head is 6:3 and Rafa won their last 5 matches... the last one being in the Davis Cup against Chechs with 3:0 in sets.


The new look:

(http://im.rediff.com/sports/2010/mar/14nadal.jpg)

The new website:

http://www.rafaelnadal.com/



VAMOS!  :cool:

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 18, 2010, 10:51:33 PM
Those shorts are a joke!  :O

I wonder how long it will be before Nadal breaks down injuried again  :hmpf
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 19, 2010, 01:29:04 PM
Those shorts are a joke!  :O

I wonder how long it will be before Nadal breaks down injuried again  :hmpf

Right after he beats the shit out of Federer... AGAIN.   :~


 :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 21, 2010, 12:10:34 PM
Nadal lost in the semi-final match against Ivan Ljubicic with 6:3, 4:6, 6:7.  :tear:

But it wasn't all bad. Rafa and his friend Marc Lopez (currently seed 660 on the ATP chart) managed to upset the world NR. 1 doubles team in the final and won the tournament. This is Nadal's second ATP Masters 1000 doubles victory in his career.

VAMOS!

(http://nbcsportsmedia.msnbc.com/j/ap/indian%20wells%20tennis-1563600824.widec.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 21, 2010, 10:49:41 PM
 :lol:

Typical Nadal of late, just not quite good enough, not when it counts, and in recent cases not even when it doesnt count  :cool:.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 22, 2010, 03:14:07 PM
:lol:

Typical Nadal of late, just not quite good enough, not when it counts, and in recent cases not even when it doesnt count  :cool:.

A certain Baghdatis eliminated Federer after Roger had three match points and was also up 4:1 in the third set.

At least the guy who beat Nadal eventually won the masters  :D


And just to clarify the fact that you are talking this out of spite, I would like to add that Nadal is MOST famous for his performances when it counts the most.
13:7, 5:2. I won't say what the numbers mean cause I think you'll figure it out.  :nod:

And what does the "when it doesn't count" stand for?  :unibrow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 22, 2010, 10:40:52 PM
Well I think King Roger delivers much more often, he is greatest player of all time  ;).

I love you fan  :mwa

 
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 23, 2010, 12:35:19 AM
Well I think King Roger delivers much more often, he is greatest player of all time  ;).

I love you fan  :mwa

 

The feeling is mutual.

Just not when the player on the other side of the court is Rafael Nadal, right? Against Federer, Rafa delivered quite often, as you may know.

 :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 23, 2010, 12:45:03 AM
The feeling is mutual.

Just not when the player on the other side of the court is Rafael Nadal, right? Against Federer, Rafa delivered quite often, as you may know.

 :mwa

I agree, but the thing is, Nadal has to get to the final of Grand Slams (when it counts) to be on the other side of the court to Federer and he is just not able do that the last year or so. Maybe he will come good at the French and they will have an epic.   
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 23, 2010, 01:09:35 AM
I agree, but the thing is, Nadal has to get to the final of Grand Slams (when it counts) to be on the other side of the court to Federer and he is just not able do that the last year or so. Maybe he will come good at the French and they will have an epic.   

Tennis goes beyond grand slams. But Federer fans always diminish the importance of other tournaments, I give you that.

It would be good to see another epic final.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 23, 2010, 01:17:01 AM
Tennis goes beyond grand slams. But Federer fans always diminish the importance of other tournaments, I give you that.

It would be good to see another epic final.

Imo grand slams are where it's at. It's the ultimate test for a player to have the best of 5 sets over the most prestiges tennis tournaments in the world. Most of the time other tournaments are just used as a warm up to the slams. Also many tournaments have higher prize money then the slams so I think the history is more important to Roger.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 23, 2010, 01:31:18 AM
Imo grand slams are where it's at. It's the ultimate test for a player to have the best of 5 sets over the most prestiges tennis tournaments in the world. Most of the time other tournaments are just used as a warm up to the slams. Also many tournaments have higher prize money then the slams so I think the history is more important to Roger.

Slams are the big tournaments. But head to head is measured on other occasions too.


You really feel that way? I can't help but feeling that Roger's into slams way more because of fame and recognition. A label that says "the greatest".  :nod:

I don't necessarily oppose that, because I respect competitive spirit. I'm just saying that's what I think he's after, screw the history... And he is doing a very good job, of course.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on March 23, 2010, 01:44:23 AM
Slams are the big tournaments. But head to head is measured on other occasions too.


You really feel that way? I can't help but feeling that Roger's into slams way more because of fame and recognition. A label that says "the greatest".  :nod:

I don't necessarily oppose that, because I respect competitive spirit. I'm just saying that's what I think he's after, screw the history... And he is doing a very good job, of course.

Well, slams are a bigger test for a player then regular 3 set competitions. Of course Roger wants to be the best he can be and wants to go down as the greatest, which he has done and winning the slams is the way of doing that. If that means working his schedule aorund the slams then so be it, I would do it. I don't think he is interested in winning the Auckland Open if it affects his chances of winning the Oz Open.

I'm sure if you asked any player when they first started playing tennis would they perfer to win 10 grand slams or win 20 ATP events while making more money from the 20 ATP events, they would all take the slams. I know I would.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 23, 2010, 05:09:04 PM
Well, slams are a bigger test for a player then regular 3 set competitions. Of course Roger wants to be the best he can be and wants to go down as the greatest, which he has done and winning the slams is the way of doing that. If that means working his schedule aorund the slams then so be it, I would do it. I don't think he is interested in winning the Auckland Open if it affects his chances of winning the Oz Open.

I'm sure if you asked any player when they first started playing tennis would they perfer to win 10 grand slams or win 20 ATP events while making more money from the 20 ATP events, they would all take the slams. I know I would.

I agree with that. Slams are prestige. A status symbol, if you will  :)

What I don't like is when after Federer loses a match on any given tournament his fans justify that with "he doesn't care as much for it". It really ruins it for the player who worked his ass off to achieve a victory against the Swiss.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on April 11, 2010, 11:49:14 PM
Just for you fan, from my tour of the Rod Laver arena yesterday.......

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/50/sl275514.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/i/sl275514.jpg/)

 ;)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 19, 2010, 03:36:06 PM
Nice pic, rds.06.



Rafael Nadal is the winner of the first ATP 1000 Masters this year on clay. Nadal has been in top form, labeled by the ATP site as "scary form"  :D, and hasn't lost a set the whole tournament.

On top of it, he has won Monte Carlo for 6th consecutive year which makes him the only player in the professional tennis history to win a tournament six time in a row. Additionally he lost less games than any year before through the whole tournament.

He stormed through the final match, defeating Fernando Verdasco 6:0, 6:1.  :bow:


This is the first title since Rome last year and there were even a few tears of happines from Rafa. This week he plays Barcelona where he won 5 time in a row already. It could become the second tournament he has won for 6 straight years.

VAMOS!

(http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20100418&t=2&i=93786049&w=&r=2010-04-18T144846Z_01_BTRE63H155G00_RTROPTP_0_TENNIS-MEN-MASTERS)

(http://media.idahostatesman.com/smedia/2010/04/18/10/739-MONTE_CARLO_TENNIS_MASTERS.sff.embedded.prod_affiliate.36.jpg)

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47666000/jpg/_47666257_nad_getty_282.jpg)

(http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00106/IN18_MONTE_CARLO_TE_106518f.jpg)

(http://media.timesleader.com/images/300*418/Monte_Carlo_Tennis_Ma_Sopr_04-18-2010_OIDL9RA.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on April 19, 2010, 06:54:03 PM
Great, I am glad for Nadal! :bow:



Men's Singles Rankings

RANK    PLAYER              COUNTRY       MOVEMENT     POINTS
1.    Roger Federer              (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/sui.gif)                0                 10690.0
2.    Novak Djokovic            (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/ser.gif)                0                  7390.0
3.    Rafael Nadal                (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/esp.gif)                0                  6980.0
4.    Juan Martin del Potro    (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/arg.gif)               +1                  5725.0
5.    Andy Murray               (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/gbr.gif)                -1                  5485.0
6.    Nikolay Davydenko       (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/rus.gif)                 0                  5335.0
7.    Andy Roddick              (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/usa.gif)                 0                  4780.0
8.    Robin Soderling            (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/swe.gif)                 0                  4595.0
9.    Fernando Verdasco       (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/esp.gif)               +3                  3145.0
10.  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga        (http://espn-ak.starwave.com/i/flags/20x13/fra.gif)                 0                  3005.0
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on April 19, 2010, 10:11:58 PM
Good win but I believe he Nadal is skipping Barcelona now, the inital headline I read said that he is injured but the more I read I believe he is just resting and not wanting to risk injury with the French Open so close.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 20, 2010, 12:41:28 PM
Good win but I believe he Nadal is skipping Barcelona now, the inital headline I read said that he is injured but the more I read I believe he is just resting and not wanting to risk injury with the French Open so close.

He said his body needed rest. I'm a little disappointed but I much prefer him being super fit in Rome, Madrid and RG than over doing it like he did last year.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 03, 2010, 05:24:18 PM
The Clay Monster, better yet The King Of Clay, has done it again.

Rafael Nadal is the winner of the ATP 1000 Masters in Rome. This is Spaniard's 5th title in the last six years.


Nadal has won 17 masters titles in his career and is now tied with and all time leading Andree Agassi, though Agassi won his last masters at the age of 34 and Nadal is 23 at the moment.


In the final he defeated David Ferrer with 7:5, 6:2. Through the whole tournament Rafa won 49 out of 50 servis games and saved 15 out of 16 break points. The only break came from Ernests Gulbis in the SF which is also the only match in the last two tournaments Rafa had to play 3 sets.


Overall amazing performance. Madrid here we come...  :bow:

Vamos Rafa!

The Lord Of The Tennis: The Return Of The King.  :bow:


(http://l.yimg.com/go/news/picture/2010/g1/20100503/20100503055647175g1_061753_0.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/go/news/picture/2010/g1/20100502/20100502045909911g1_045814_0.jpg)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100502/capt.e83d36c17bd24773a0e43224040fefaa-e83d36c17bd24773a0e43224040fefaa-0.jpg)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100502/i/r2301566581.jpg)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100430/i/r3894023392.jpg)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100428/i/r3552057666.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/go/news/picture/2010/g1/20100503/20100503060002191g1_060805_0.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/go/news/picture/2010/g1/20100503/20100503055827186g1_060802_0.jpg)

 :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 16, 2010, 08:28:04 PM
Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer again, this time 6:4 7:6.

This match increased Nadal's head to head lead to 14-7.

Nadal also won his 18th ATP 1000 Masters, which is a new record. Also is the first player to win all three clay court masters in a row.

Nadal is 13:0 this year on clay and has lost only 2 sets.



Bring on Roland Garros.  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 06, 2010, 08:20:14 PM
I won't update this thread much from now on but there's one thing I wanna say to every Federer fan who was hoping for Nadal's downfall:

 :lol:





The new NR. 1 player of the world:

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05rP4UwbpZ786/x990.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01Rl7Nsbxw6Sx/x990.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eJT3eq3C623j/1000x.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/03iD9SU3Cu0DD/1000x.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0aZ9fQm2ImfN3/1000x.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fBg3H2c6LgfX/x990.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cNr1Nyafu9Kl/1000x.jpg)

VAMOS RAFA!!!


And out.  :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Adriana Galore on June 06, 2010, 09:52:06 PM
Awesomeness that guy!!!
I really wonder how many people cared about the watch he wore. I bet none of you did!!


Nadal Is Playing Tennis in a Half-Million-Dollar Watch
by Amy Odell 5/27/10 at 12:50 PM  NY Times

Rafael Nadal signed a deal with French designer Richard Mille to wear one of his watches while he plays in the French Open. The piece he debuted on his tan, chiseled wrist on Tuesday, with the face positioned carefully outside his sweatband, costs $525,000. Tennis bloggers worried the weight of the watch would mess up his game, but at just 20 grams (less than a third of the weight of most Swatch timepieces) it shouldn't. But will the deal translate to sales for Mille?

The Times notes:

[T]he watch, black with a polyurethane band, got a lot of screen time, as Mr. Nadal happens to be one of those people who has gorgeous locks and the need to compulsively brush his fingers through them.

Various retailers and horology experts were unsure whether Nadal's endorsement would inspire people to shell out for the accessory. However, the problem with using Nadal to sell a watch is that, whenever he lifts his arm to stroke his sultry locks — or whenever he lifts his arm to do anything — a great number of people are noticing the captivating intricacies of his flexing biceps, not a little black band around his wrist.

(http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2010/05/20100527_nadal_250x375.jpg)

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on June 24, 2010, 12:24:09 AM
 :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O

Wimbledon's 10-hour tussle set for third day

Wimbledon's modern-day gladiators John Isner and Nicolas Mahut will return to battle it out for a third day on Court 18 to finish one of the most incredible tennis matches ever played, the longest on record by a country mile with the clock at exactly 10 hours when play was suspended due to poor light at just after 9pm, with the score standing at an incredible 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7) 6-7(3-7), 59-59.

 :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O

(http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_03_mahut_22_getty_h_blair.jpg)

By the time the contest was halted, the two protagonists could barely stand, let alone make it back to the locker room. But they will have to make the return journey on Thursday, when the match resumes as the third match on the same court.

(http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_03_JIsner_207_AELTC_Steve_Wake.jpg)

Darkness brought a premature end to a final set that had already featured a mind-boggling 118 games. Much earlier in the day, the match had resumed at two-sets all, having already been a titanic struggle on Tuesday. Surely a contest between the American 23rd seed and the French qualifier ranked 148 in the world would be quickly settled. But Mahut, a finalist at Queen's in 2007, is an adept competitor on grass and was not ready to give an inch. And as Britain's Alex Bogdanovic would testify, after being beaten 3-6, 6-3, 24-22 by Mahut in last week's qualifying tournament, the Frenchman is not easily put away.

(http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_03_NMahuk_208_AELTC_Steve_Wake.jpg)

So throughout a long day, ballboys and ballboys came and went, teams of linespeople were replaced, in another sporting arena England qualified for the knock-out stages of the World Cup, but Isner and Mahut kept on slugging it out, even when the courtside scoreboard gave up the ghost.

(http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_03_mahut_23_getty_o_scarff.jpg)

To quickly sum up the key records: 10 hours is a new record for the longest tennis match played at Wimbledon, at any Grand Slam, in fact anywhere since someone first picked up a racket and decided to thwack a ball with it. And for those who measure length by the number of games in a match, it set a new record by that measure as well. And there's at least two more games to come.

At the start of the afternoon, everyone was wondering whether Isner could finish up where he had left off and set a new record for aces struck in a Wimbledon match, the 78 held by Ivo Karlovic. By the end of the day, he had knocked the particular record into next weekend by setting a new mark of 98. But by the end of play tomorrow, it could be even higher or he could himself be eclipsed by a certain Mr N Mahut, who has smashed down 95 so far and counting.

Like all these events at Wimbledon, it took a while for word to get round that history was being made. But before long everyone inside the All England Club was entranced. Crowds swarmed round the big screen to watch on Henman Hill, queues snaked around the court and the likes of John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Gael Monfils were seen looking on in disbelief from the roof garden overlooking Court 18.

First it became the longest ever contest at Wimbledon, breaking the previous record of six hours and nine minutes set by a men's doubles in 2006, before overtaking Arnaud Clement and Fabrice Santoro's six-hour, 33-minute 2004 French Open epic, previously the sport's longest encounter. To underline what an epic contest Isner v Mahut has become, the final set alone, at seven hours and six minutes, beats all those now-obsolete records for match lengths.

As well as becoming the longest ever match in terms of time on court, it is also the longest ever in games played, its current tally of 163 beating the previous record - a 122-game 1973 Davis Cup doubles - by a mile.

In some ways, the quality of the tennis was the most impressive feature of the match. The players would have been forgiven for a dip in concentration, a sloppy volley here and there, but neither man let up, producing grass court tennis of a surprisingly high quality despite a fifth set that resembled a basketball score rather than anything ever seen on a tennis court.

Isner teetered on the brink of victory when he held double match point on Mahut's serve at 32-33, only for the Frenchman to wriggle out of danger with a fine volley and a service winner.

After a standing ovation when the scores reached 50-all, the next game featured double break point for Mahut - his first opportunity to take the Isner serve since game one of the second set. But after an unreturnable serve and a thundering overhead the chance was gone.

At 59-58 - the final game of the evening - Mahut saved yet another match point, Isner's fourth, with a 94th ace and moments later that was that. As the fans started to wonder how much light was left, a brief chat between players and officials resulted in an announcement that a third day would be needed to settle it.

"We've both been serving fantastic - I'd love to see the statistics!" said Isner as he left the court. "Nothing like this will ever happen again - ever."

But then again, tomorrow's a brand new day.

(http://sport.blic.rs/data/images/2010-06-23/51150_izner-ne-moze01-afp-adrian-dennis_f.jpg?ver=1277329344)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 04, 2010, 05:10:49 PM
 :banana

That'll do.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on July 04, 2010, 09:22:55 PM
:banana

That'll do.

 :lol:

He was outstanding, nobody would have beat Rafa, he got better every match. Roll on the US Open.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 14, 2010, 05:02:26 PM
Rafael Nadal - US Open Champion 2010!

After winning the Clay Slam (three consecutive clay court Masters and Roland Garros - never been done in history), adding his 8th Slam altogether by winning his 2nd Wimbeldon title, Rafa Nadal has become the youngest player in Open Era to achieve a Career Slam by winning US Open for the first time in his career.

He now holds 3 consecutive Grans Slams and will try to become the first man ever to win 4 Slams in a row. But that's not until January.


I give you the God of tennis...

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02Ebgy757P69k/x990.jpg)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fb/fullj.d861d01e977534c373e5bd511fdd480b/d861d01e977534c373e5bd511fdd480b-getty-ten-us_open-nadal-djokovic.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on February 20, 2011, 11:56:59 PM
Milos Raonic  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on February 21, 2011, 11:52:54 AM
This guy's incredible. I wonder what will come of it. His progress on the ATP chart has been amazing and for a young player to reach two ATP tournament finals in a row is definitely worth praising.

He will have a bright future. Although, I hate his damn awesome serve already.  :smoking:


(http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/06/e7/07e77e2a47f78c7511aba1ae6fd2.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on February 21, 2011, 10:28:12 PM
Andy Murray FTW

That is all.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on February 21, 2011, 11:38:00 PM
This guy's incredible. I wonder what will come of it. His progress on the ATP chart has been amazing and for a young player to reach two ATP tournament finals in a row is definitely worth praising.

He will have a bright future. Although, I hate his damn awesome serve already.  :smoking:


(http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/06/e7/07e77e2a47f78c7511aba1ae6fd2.jpeg)

What's his name?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on February 22, 2011, 01:34:24 AM
Milos Raonic. He's 20 and he was born in Montenegro, but is Canadian.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Milos-Raonic.aspx
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on February 22, 2011, 01:57:49 AM
Nice, another great player from ex Yu! :D



Sad news

Mario Ancic Retires
Former world series 7 Mario Ancic has late at the age of twenty-six to turn a counsel after years battling seizure and injury.
(http://sportspying.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ba141f6048x610.jpg.jpg)

http://sportspying.com/mario-ancic-retires.html
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on February 22, 2011, 12:41:05 PM
It's a shame. This guy is also very talented, but the disease and injuries really ruined his career. A retirement at the age of 26 speaks for itself.


Yeah, he really is another great player from ex-Yugoslavia. I just wish Slovenia had a great player too. Croats were always strong in tennis (Ljubicic, Cilic, Karlovic), Serbs have Djokovic of course, but also Troicki, Tipsarevic and for doubles - Zimonjic. Raonic is Canadian but he was born in Montenegro so he is a little bit "theirs" too.

Our Kavcic is currently ranked "only" 87.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on February 26, 2011, 09:41:29 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer for the second time in a month, a 6-3, 6-3 victory Saturday for his third consecutive Dubai Championships title.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnQhFjFNax0


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:banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on February 26, 2011, 10:46:49 PM
Congrats to Nole.  He played very very well.  Let's see if he can push for the number one spot this year :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on February 27, 2011, 12:09:06 AM
Novak Djokovic amazes me. I mean, his performance at the moment is practically flawless. I wonder who can stop him.  :~


Really great effort today. This will be an interesting year. Can't wait to see Nadal back in action.  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on March 19, 2011, 05:52:19 PM
Quote
Battle for No. 2

Novak Djokovic set the stage for a World No. 2 rankings battle with Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals after overcoming Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-4 on Friday in Indian Wells. Federer defeated fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the second quarter-final Friday afternoon.

Hope you are ready Bumble...I cannot wait! :smoking:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on March 20, 2011, 12:00:06 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/51754000/jpg/_51754531_nd_reut282.jpg)

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in three sets to take the world number two ranking and set up an Indian Wells final against Rafael Nadal.
The 23-year-old Serbian will replace 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer in the rankings after a 6-3 3-6 6-2 win in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals.


 :coffee
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on March 20, 2011, 11:31:01 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/51754000/jpg/_51754531_nd_reut282.jpg)

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in three sets to take the world number two ranking and set up an Indian Wells final against Rafael Nadal.
The 23-year-old Serbian will replace 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer in the rankings after a 6-3 3-6 6-2 win in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals.


 :coffee

Totally deserved victory :thumbsup:

Nole is on fire, am i right in saying that he has not lost a single match this year so far?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on March 20, 2011, 02:26:09 PM
I have seen the future of tennis and the future is Mardy Fish.

That is all.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on March 20, 2011, 03:21:20 PM
Totally deserved victory :thumbsup:

Nole is on fire, am i right in saying that he has not lost a single match this year so far?

Yes you are. :) I hope he will continue a winning streak against Nadal tonight.

Hope you are ready Bumble Fan...I cannot wait! :smoking:

:giggle:

I have seen the future of tennis and the future is Mardy Fish.

That is all.


Hmm i doubt...he is 29 years old. :hmpf But who knows, maybe...

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 21, 2011, 12:56:47 AM
What a match.

I really hoped Nadal would take total control after the first set, but Nole proved today he is deservingly called the greatest player in the world at the moment.

It was a pleasure to watch. Djokovic was simply too consistent in the end. Anyone noticed Nadal's 25% first serve in the second set? Damn, I don't know if you can even win a set with that percent.  :nod:

Overall, I'm satisfied with the performance. Roll on Miami!

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VAMOS!  :smoking:

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on March 21, 2011, 01:01:37 AM
Excuse me guys. I'll keep my Tennis bashing views to myself from now on.......I'd just like to point out how nobody gave a shit about that watch.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on March 21, 2011, 11:11:36 AM
Great match! Djokovic just seems unstoppable at the moment. But I think now the gravel season will almost start, and this isn't Novak's favourite surface. But, with all the confidence he just gained, maybe he can do well.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on March 22, 2011, 03:21:06 PM

(http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/03/2103/indian%20vels/IV6.jpg)
(http://www.novosti.rs/upload/thumbs/images/2011/03/2103/indian%20vels/IV17_620x0.jpg)
(http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/03/2103/indian%20vels/IV20.jpg)

 :bow:

What a match.

I really hoped Nadal would take total control after the first set, but Nole proved today he is deservingly called the greatest player in the world at the moment.

Honestly, I was not so sure of victory after the first set.

It will be an interesting year, Nadal has to defend many ranking points.

DJOKOVIC
Miami 10
Monte Carlo 360
Madrid 0
Belgrade 45
Rome 180
Roland Garros 360
Queens 20
Wimbledon 720
Total: 1695

NADAL
Miami 360
Monte Carlo 1000
Rome 1000
Madrid 1000
Roland Garros 2000
Queens 45
Wimbledon 2000
Total: 7405
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on March 22, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
True. It all depends on how Nadal does on clay. The numbers speak in his favour though...

His Win-Loss results for the clay tournaments:

Monte Carlo - 34 wins, 1 defeat

Rome - 27 wins, 1 defeat

Madrid - 21 wins, 6 defeats (take into consideration Madrid was a hard court event up until 2008 or so, hence more defeats)

Barcelona - 25 wins, 1 defeat

Roland Garros - 38 wins, 1 defeat


Nadal just need to continue this amazing run. Of course it's much easier said than done. The problem (for me  ;)) is that Djokovic is a very good clay court player. He reached two Masters 1000 finals in 2009 (lost both to Nadal  :D), but he is definitely one of the most dangerous players on clay.

If Nadal can actually win 5 tournaments in a row again (like last year) it would be simply unbelievable. Considering Djokovic never had much success on grass, Nadal could almost secure the NR. 1 by winning these 5 tourneys. These will be very busy days at the office for Rafa.  :nod:


VAMOS!


The Djoker and Rafa in Colombia yesterday, where they played an exhibition match for charity, I believe. They are flying directly to Miami now, the second Masters 1000 of the season officially starts today.

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 03, 2011, 02:53:37 PM
Tonight... (12:50 local time in Miami, FL)


The NR. 1 and NR. 2 player in the world will meet for the second time in a row in a final of an ATP 1000 Masters Tournament.

Novak Djokovic continues his amazing run as he reaches the final again without dropping a set. He defeated Mardy Fish in the semis and is looking to win his 4th consecutive tournament of the year 2011.

Rafael Nadal, the current record holder with 18 ATP Masters 1000 trophies, is looking to win his first tournament of the year and his 19th Masters crown. It would mark the first time Nadal wins Miami, after defeats in the finals of 2005 and 2008 respectively. He defeated Roger Federer in the semis and is appearing in his second final of the year.

Their current Head 2 Head favours Nadal with 16 - 8. But all 8 wins from Djokovic came on hard court, where Djokovic leads 8 - 5.


It will be a very interesting match, also highly anticipated.


(http://www.tenisportal.si/modules/aktualno/uploads/rafa_nole2.jpg)


VAMOS RAFA!!!  :bow:


Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on April 03, 2011, 09:54:50 PM
And Nole marches on!!!!!!!!


Congrats Marko, he is the best on the planet at the moment
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 03, 2011, 10:03:01 PM
Can you believe it?  :O

This was a really amazing match, two gladiators fighting 'til the end.

Novak Djokovic too strong again. I don't think Nadal played bad, but Nole seems unbeatable this year.  :paranoid:
His winning streak is starting to shape up really nice. Congrats.

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01Xzgs98Al4Kv/1000x.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on April 03, 2011, 10:18:25 PM
What a game!!!!! :O :bow: Congrats Nole!! :bow:

And Nole marches on!!!!!!!!


Congrats Marko, he is the best on the planet at the moment

Thanks man...He is absolutely amazing!! :bow:

DJOKOVIC DENIES NADAL AGAIN TO TAKE PULSATING FINAL

Players on the ATP World Tour will have to wait until the clay court season to have another opportunity to end Novak Djokovic’s undefeated season.

In one of the most electrifying men’s singles finals in Sony Ericsson Open history, the Serbian defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal for the second consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event after winning at Indian Wells last week, upending the Spaniard 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) to win his second Sony Ericsson Open Sunday afternoon. With the win, he improves to 24-0 on the season, and increases his overall streak to 26 wins in a row, dating back to last December’s Davis Cup Final.

(http://www.rts.rs/upload/storyBoxImageData/2011/04/02/7402066/14.jpg)

Djokovic becomes the first player since Roger Federer in 2006 to win both Indian Wells and Miami in the same year, a feat that’s now been achieved eight times on the men’s side. This matchup paralleled 1995 in many ways; it was the first time in 16 years that Indian Wells and Miami featured the same two finalists, as well as the top two ranked players (Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras). It was also the first time since the Agassi-Sampras clash in 1995 that the men’s final at Crandon Park was decided by a final set tie-break.

Nadal came out firing to start, breaking the World No. 2 in the third game of the match, ending the Serbian’s streak of 41 consecutive service games held this tournament. Djokovic had chances to break back in the next game with two opportunities of his own at 15/40, but couldn’t convert, eventually ending the game with back-to-back backhand errors. The amalgamation of Nadal’s energy and confidence, and Djokovic’s frustration facilitated a comfortable 5-1 lead for the Spaniard. The Serb’s vigor soon came alive and he won three straight games – Djokovic had a 15/30 opening with Nadal serving for the set at 5-4, but some well placed serves enabled the World No. 1 to get out of the jam, closing the set out in 57 minutes.

(http://www.rts.rs/upload/storyBoxImageData/2011/04/02/7402076/13.jpg)

The high intensity and level of play carried over into the second set, but it was Djokovic who upped the ante on his ground strokes, creating a 3-0 advantage after saving a break point in the third game. Uncharacteristic errors on Nadal’s forehand crept in, allowing the Serb to take more chances, making use of an effective drop shot to close several points out at net. Djokovic eventually served the set out at love with an ace to even the match at one set all.

Both players made quick impacts on each other’s serve early in the third set, each having 0/30 openings, but couldn’t craft any break point opportunities. The intensity between the players and fans in the sold-out stadium increased as each player continued to hold serve. Djokovic had a solid look at 4-4, 30/30 after Nadal hit his fifth double fault of the match, but the Spaniard wasn’t deterred, and won the two subsequent points to move ahead 5-4.

With pressure mounting, Djokovic remained poised, winning three straight points at net to even the set. The Spaniard held with ease and was two points away from the championship in the following game, but his Serbian counterpart remained focused and held serve to send the match into a deciding tie-break, much to the fans’ delight, as several stood on their feet in appreciation of the two athletes.

The tie-break began with five successive mini-breaks, ending with Nadal’s sixth doubles fault. Djokovic consolidated the advantage with two points on his serve, notching a 5-2 lead. He followed it up with a down-the-line forehand winner to set up four match points. The Spaniard saved the first two, but Djokovic denied the World No. 1 a heroic comeback, taking the next point to win the Sony Ericsson Open for the second time in five years.

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 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on April 04, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
So close he was, Rafa. But I guess the better man won in the end.
But now clay season is starting, and I think Rafa will still be unbeatable on this surface.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 04, 2011, 01:49:25 PM
Rafa is in strong form indeed. I mean, I know he lost both finals to Djokovic but seeing him reach two finals in this American tournaments is very good news. Both matches were 3 setters, not to mention the second was decided in a third set tie-break. It could have gone either way, but Djokovic displayed amazing calmness in the crucial moments.

Even though Nadal hasn't won a tournament yet this year I think everything so far's been positive news. Losing to a player that is playing without a doubt the best tennis of his life isn't something to worry about.


I think these two players will meet at least a couple of times more in this year alone. Now it's up to Rafa to defend that NR. 1 ranking. VAMOS!

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 10, 2011, 02:22:45 PM
Rafa Nadal practising in Monte Carlo. VAMOS!

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on April 12, 2011, 04:37:04 PM
Nole out of Monte Carlo with knee injury

(http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/slike/Sljaka/471.jpg)

Quote
It is a very sad moment not only for this tournament and my fans, but also for myself. This is my favourite tournament and one of my two home events. Monte Carlo is where I spend most of my time away from the circuit and this is my club where I practice and train all year long. Unfortunately I had to take this decision to withdraw and I would like to thank Tournament Director Zeljko Franulovic for his understanding and support.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 16, 2011, 05:48:31 PM
Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the third ATP 1000 Masters of the season (he reached finals in previous two Masters, losing both to Djokovic in three sets), the first one on clay. After a hard fought victory the Spaniard eliminated Andy Murray with 6:4 2:6 6:1 in nearly 3 hours of play.

Nadal has won the tournament for a record 6 times in a row and is one win short of lifting the trophy for a stunning 7th time.

The man on his way is Spanish compatriot, NR. 4 seed and currently ranked NR. 6 in the world, David Ferrer. Their Head 2 Head is 11:4 in favour of Nadal. Nadal is also up 8:1 on clay.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/397/224/David%20Ferrer%204132011.jpg)


This would mark Nadal's 19th Masters Crown, if he wins the match tomorrow.


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VAMOS!  :smoking:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 17, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
Rafael Nadal is the winner of an ATP 1000 Masters in Monte Carlo.

In the final Nadal defeated David Ferrer with 6:4 7:5 in a little over two hours of play.

Next stop: ATP 500 Tournament in Barcelona.


The King of Clay has done it again.  :bow:

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VAMOS!  :smoking:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on April 19, 2011, 11:14:23 PM
Good Good!! He deserves! :rockon:

When Nole does not play, Nadal is my favorite. I cannot wait for his return.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 20, 2011, 01:52:01 PM
Nadal in Barcelona. VAMOS!  :smoking:

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/gandaines2/BCN%202011/5632107240_40f33cb053_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on April 25, 2011, 12:41:54 PM
The King Of Clay strikes again.  No need to say more.  :smoking:

(http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/2_img/2011_17/794_348424_273339.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 08, 2011, 08:15:28 PM
Novak's Backhand Too Much For Nadal


That would be the most appropriate news title after today's match. Djokovic was absolutely outstanding today. With this victory Novak remains undefeated this yeas and has extended his streak to 32 matches.

This also the first match Rafael Nadal has lost on clay since falling to Robin Söderling in the 4th round of 2009 Roland Garros.


This is Novak's third Masters title of the season and 8th altogether. Congratulations. I'm hoping Marko will provide some pictures.  :D

Novak Djokovic : Rafael Nadal   7:5  6:4

Today the proved again that they are the best players in the world, but Novak still holds a bit of the edge.


The next stop is the last clay Masters of the season in Rome. Rafa is the defending champ.

VAMOS!

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on May 08, 2011, 08:39:03 PM
After Serbia Open

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Novak Djokovic dethroned clay king Nadal to win Madrid Masters and record his 32nd consecutive win of 2011

(http://sport.blic.rs/data/images/2011-05-08/140550_610x3_origh.jpg)

(http://sport.blic.rs/data/images/2011-05-08/140551_610x5_origh.jpg)

the second-best season start since John McEnroe went on a 42-game winning streak at the start of 1984.

Djokovic, who had never beaten Nadal on clay in nine previous attempts, now has six titles this year, including the Australian Open and the Masters in Indian Wells and Miami.

 :bow:

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on May 08, 2011, 09:18:41 PM
This will probably be the best point of the year!! :bow:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZyzmaJkOtI&feature=player_embedded


 
Quote from: Djokovic@Facebook
I won guys!!!! Congrats to Rafa, he is a great sportsman. I am privileged to have played with him today. I'm looking forward to play more matches with him in the future...but tonight we celebrate in Serbian style!

(http://sport.blic.rs/data/images/2011-05-08/140578_nadal5_origh.jpg)


Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 08, 2011, 09:27:46 PM
Brilliant point :bow:


Nole is on fire !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Adriana Galore on May 08, 2011, 09:32:34 PM
I have no much clue about tennis and the fiancee as well as Galore JR are fed up to explain to the rules to me so I just enjoy the view since there is a lot to enjoy. I can not even choose which of those two looks nicer.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on May 09, 2011, 12:50:40 AM
I love this thread. It's full of sweaty men with closeups of their bulges.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Chaser™ on May 09, 2011, 01:25:27 AM
I love this thread. It's full of sweaty men with closeups of their bulges.

It's just like pro wrestling, Only with shirts!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on May 09, 2011, 11:15:48 AM
Wow, very well done by Djokovic!  :bow:
You could see he was better, especially during the most important points. Very impressive to see Djokovic beat Nadal on clay. I cannot wait till Roland Garros!  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Adriana Galore on May 09, 2011, 12:03:51 PM
I love this thread. It's full of sweaty men with closeups of their bulges.
It's just like pro wrestling, Only with shirts!

Why do you guys think I love this thread? To this me it is like the Tits thread for some guys. I prefer tennis players above wrestlers though; far more stylish.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 09, 2011, 02:05:03 PM
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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Chaser™ on May 09, 2011, 02:06:38 PM
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CAPTION: This is all we get? Seriously? This is it? THIS?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on May 09, 2011, 02:32:03 PM
he can do some gnarly lines of coke off of that thing
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 09, 2011, 02:47:44 PM
Real Madrid superstars Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo in the back. Both Rafa fans, I presume.  :D

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on May 09, 2011, 02:54:20 PM
Iker and Rafa are good friends. Not sure about Christiano, though...
On the top right you can see Carlos Moya, by the way.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 09, 2011, 03:23:12 PM
Iker and Rafa are good friends. Not sure about Christiano, though...
On the top right you can see Carlos Moya, by the way.

True. Funny story about Moya. He's from Mallorca just like Rafa Nadal. They've been friends for a really long time and even though Moya never reached the heights of Nadal, he was considered one of the best in the world at one point. He even held the NR. 1 ranking for like two weeks.

Anyway, back to the story. When Nadal was only 16 years old he had the privilige to practise with Moya and Moya admits today that sometimes Nadal won. He said this was always a huge wake up call for him, being the top 3 player in the world and at the same time beaten by a rising young talent.  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on May 09, 2011, 06:11:07 PM
True. Funny story about Moya. He's from Mallorca just like Rafa Nadal. They've been friends for a really long time and even though Moya never reached the heights of Nadal, he was considered one of the best in the world at one point. He even held the NR. 1 ranking for like two weeks.

Anyway, back to the story. When Nadal was only 16 years old he had the privilige to practise with Moya and Moya admits today that sometimes Nadal won. He said this was always a huge wake up call for him, being the top 3 player in the world and at the same time beaten by a rising young talent.  :D
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Cool! I actually met Rafa once, very shortly. I was entertainer in a hotel on Mallorca, and I met a tennis teacher there. He was also quite a talent when younger, but decided not to go for a tennis career. Obviously all these tennis guys on the island know each other, and so he also knew Moya and Nadal quite well. One day Nadal was practicing at his tennis club, and so I met him (well, shook his hand and said hello). My friend told me this boy was going to be huge one day. I thought he was exaggerating. Now I know he wasn't. Now I wish I wouldn't have talked to this seventeen-year-old boy a bit longer.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 12, 2011, 01:10:40 AM
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Cool! I actually met Rafa once, very shortly. I was entertainer in a hotel on Mallorca, and I met a tennis teacher there. He was also quite a talent when younger, but decided not to go for a tennis career. Obviously all these tennis guys on the island know each other, and so he also knew Moya and Nadal quite well. One day Nadal was practicing at his tennis club, and so I met him (well, shook his hand and said hello). My friend told me this boy was going to be huge one day. I thought he was exaggerating. Now I know he wasn't. Now I wish I wouldn't have talked to this seventeen-year-old boy a bit longer.  :smirk:

That's totally awesome. I'd sure like to meet Rafa one day. Your friend must have really known a thing or two about tennis if he predicted success for Nadal that early.  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on May 12, 2011, 11:56:40 AM
That's totally awesome. I'd sure like to meet Rafa one day. Your friend must have really known a thing or two about tennis if he predicted success for Nadal that early.  :D

I thought he was full of shit. I don't know if he really knew that, or was a bit lucky. And 'meet' is a big word. I shook his hand and said 'hola'.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on May 15, 2011, 09:29:25 PM
Novak
(http://www.b92.net/news/pics/2011/05/4760575874dd02f0c9c5c9541987543_orig.jpg)
Djokovic

floors Nadal again in Rome final

(http://images.supersport.co.za/Novak-Djokovic-Trophy-110515G300.jpg)

Novak Djokovic continued his domination over world No 1 Rafa Nadal ahead of the French Open by claiming the Rome Masters crown 6-4 6-4 on Sunday as he stretched his unbeaten run this year to 37 matches.

The Serb, has defeated Nadal in all four finals they've played this year. He beat the Spaniard for the first time on clay in last week's Madrid Open final. Djokovic won his seventh consecutive title by flattening the five-times champion on the bigger points in another brutal duel.

After a rain-delayed start had given him a few extra hours to recover from Friday's draining three-hour semifinal win over Andy Murray, Djokovic broke the Nadal serve in the eighth game.

He faltered on his first attempt to serve out the set but broke Nadal again with a brilliant backhand crosscourt winner to take the set.

An anxious-looking Nadal fought back from 2-0 down in a fluctuating second set before Djokovic underlined his mental toughness, forcing the Spaniard into errors to break in the ninth game.

Djokovic saw his first three match points go begging – thanks to two backhand errors from the Serb and an unreturnable serve from Nadal – but he made no mistake on the fourth.

After whipping a forehand over the net, Djokovic saw a charging Nadal roll the ball into the net and then he promptly collapsed on to his back and let out an almighty roar to celebrate his victory.

 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on May 16, 2011, 08:40:33 AM
Unbelievable form From Nole!!!

He is the best player in the world by a mile atm, cannot wait to see if he can sustain these levels as the season progresses.  Nadal is not playing poorly at all, Djokovic is just untouchable.  This is exactly what happened when Nadal surged when Federer was on top, it makes for a great season.

As long as Andy Mummy's boy, shitbag Murray is humiliated time after time, i am happy!

 :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 16, 2011, 12:51:58 PM
Another astonishing performance by Djokovic.

Nadal didn't play bad in any of these recent matches, but Nole is simply one step above everyone else this year. I wonder how long he can keep it up since his current confidence is above all limits. It was an entertaining match to watch. Nadal had quite a few chances in the second set, but Djokovic was too strong.

Rafa shouldn't be disappointed at all. I have never seen him reach 5 consecutive Masters finals and it would be unreasonable te expect him to remain untouchable, even on clay. Nadal's view on the matter:

"I am not disappointed with my performance, my level. He is doing amazing things. He is very tough mentally and physically, every week. He played very well but this week was very positive for me. I finished better than I started, which is not what happened in Madrid," said Rafa Nadal after the match.

Roll on Roland Garros.  :smoking:

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VAMOS!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on May 16, 2011, 01:29:54 PM
Wow, Djokovic did it again! I didn't see the match, we had more important things going on in the Netherlands...  :slywink:
Very curious to see what will happen during the French Open. Hopefully they can both make it to the final, and then play over five sets. I still tip Nadal as winner for Roland Garros. No idea why, just a feeling.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 16, 2011, 04:38:07 PM
I love this pic. A look at the French Open Complex.

(http://stupiddope.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/French-Open-Roland-Garros-2011-VIP-Package.jpg)

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 22, 2011, 03:07:57 PM
Days before the matches start at Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year 2011...

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on May 22, 2011, 03:23:45 PM
There's too many pictures of men in this thread.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on May 27, 2011, 11:24:03 PM
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Let's make it a 6, Rafa. But this year, considering the form, it's going to be harder than ever.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on May 29, 2011, 11:10:12 PM
Tomorrow it will be interesting to watch match between Troicki and Murray, if Murray does not give up because of injury.
COME ON TROICKI! :rockon:


Today Djokovic win his 41st straight victory since the start of the year, putting him one behind John McEnroe's record.

 Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-2 Richard Gasquet

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 01, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
Dream semi-finals in Roland Garros.

Players ranked 1#, 2#, 3# and 4# will square off for a place in the final and a chance to win a trophy.



Rafael Nadal (1)  VS. Andy Murray (4)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/TBKKZJoiSXI/AAAAAAAAMFo/nqO9cJEzarU/s1600/nadal-murray.jpg)


Novak Djokovic (2)  VS. Roger Federer (3)

(http://www.tenisportal.si/uploads/podobe/1-federer-djokovic-ao08.jpg)

Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 04, 2011, 03:24:24 PM
Roger Federer ended Novak Djokovic's amazing winning streak that lasted for 43 matches dating back to his wins in the Davis Cup in December 2010.

On the way Novak has won 7 consecutive titles which included 1 Grand Slam, 4 ATP Masters 1000 Series, 1 ATP 500 Series and 1 ATP 250 Series.

This is already the best Novak's season and congratulations to him for his amazing run. He was withing grasp of the NR. 1 spot, but now Rafael Nadal has a chance to keep the NR. 1 ranking for at least a month longer, if he manages to defend the title.



And now to the main event...

Tomorrow we can expect another epic final. The two greatest players of all-time and in my opinion the greatest rivals in the history of the sport will contend for the Roland Garros crown.

This will be the 5th time they play here and Rafael Nadal is up 4:0, and that includes SF win in 2005 as also F wins in 2006-2008.

Federer is trying to win his 2nd RG title, while Nadal is bidding to equal Bjorn Borg's record of 6 titles on the Paris clay.

Their overall Head To Head is 16:8 for Nadal and that includes 11:2 on clay alone. Nadal has also defeated Federer in the last two matches this year.

But Federer is in an amazing form, arguably the best so far this season, so let the best man win on Sunday.


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VAMOS RAFA!!!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 04, 2011, 10:31:30 PM
Should be a great match for sure.  I obviously want Federer to win, but i will not be too disapointed to see Nadal triumph, he is without doubt the King of Clay.  Bittersweet for me because i was hoping Nole would break the undefeated streak records....  and my favourite player stopped him from doing so.


Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on June 05, 2011, 01:10:49 AM
Roger was better yesterday and deserved the win, congrats Bumb.l. :rockon:

I am very sad and probably will never forget this match. I knew once Novak's series had come to an end but he lost in the worst moment. He had historical chance and I'm afraid it will be very hard to come close again and probably impossible to break McEnroe's record. Matches against Fonini and Tipsarevic were not counted as a victory cause they withdrew, and they were just enough for the new record. :smirk:

I expect great match tomorrow. I will not root for Roger tomorrow, I prefer to wait Novak to win number one by winning. :cool: Anyway, may the best man win.

Next step for Nole, Wimbledon! :rockon::)

New court 3, capacity 2000.

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on June 05, 2011, 11:01:02 PM
Bjorn again: Nadal downs Federer to match Borg's French Open record


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Rafael Nadal played tennis to match his first seeding, winning a thrilling final against long-time rival Roger Federer. In a match that lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes, the Spaniard triumphed 7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-1.
The 25-year-old's Roland Garros title was his sixth, equalling a feat achieved by only one other in the open era - Bjorn Borg.
By defending his 2010 title, Nadal will retain his No.1 ranking, which would otherwise have gone to Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

(http://images.smh.com.au/2011/06/06/2410301/729-nadal-bjorn-420x0.jpg)

Congrats! :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 06, 2011, 12:15:56 AM
Thank you Marko.


THE KING OF CLAY RESTORES ORDER IN ROLAND GARROS

Rafael Nadal has defeated Roger Federer for 17th time in his career to win his 6th RG crown. Nadal is now tied with Bjorn Borg for the most titles on Paris clay and has secured the NR. 1 ranking at least until the end of Wimbeldon.

Final score: 7:5  7:6  5:7  6:1

This is Nadal's 10th Grand Slam title.

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 06, 2011, 12:53:20 PM
Awesome display of power and accuracy from rafa yesterday, fully deserved :rockon:  Congrats Fan :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 10, 2011, 12:13:32 PM
Roland Garros (2005)
Roland Garros (2006)
Roland Garros (2007)
Roland Garros (2008)
Wimbeldon (2008)
Australian Open (2009)
Roland Garros (2010)
Wimbeldon (2010)
US Open (2010)
Roland Garros (2011)

10 and counting. Vamos Rafa!  :smoking:

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on June 28, 2011, 10:08:28 AM
Nadal could pull out of Wimbledon due to foot injury
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 28, 2011, 10:15:27 AM
God, let's hope that won't be the case! Unless you're a Federer fan, because that would give him the perfect chance to win Wimbledon again. However, I cannot see Federer beating Nadal in the final, if they both get there.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on June 28, 2011, 10:23:32 AM
I'm rooting for murry, this could be a good opportunity for him!
But you never know with him.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 28, 2011, 11:09:41 AM
I never understand why they want Murray to win at Wimbledon. When England and Scotland are playing rugby or football, you want to kill them. But Andy Murray is not 'Scotish', but 'British'. Fucking bullshit.
Oh, and he won't win.  :slywink:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 29, 2011, 04:02:53 PM
Nadal could pull out of Wimbledon due to foot injury

It's a shame that would be the reason to post in this thread.  ;)

Nadal has since declared he is fine and will play the QF.


VAMOS!

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on June 29, 2011, 05:14:47 PM
Federer out!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 29, 2011, 06:08:41 PM
Federer out!

I despised the French race before today, now my hatred has exploded to levels i did not even know existed
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: pawnshop-guitars on June 29, 2011, 06:33:07 PM
I never understand why they want Murray to win at Wimbledon. When England and Scotland are playing rugby or football, you want to kill them. But Andy Murray is not 'Scotish', but 'British'. Fucking bullshit.
Oh, and he won't win.  :slywink:

That's not true. The English don't give a fuck about the Scots, and will support them in their sporting endeavours. The Scottish hate the English though, and Andy Murray is the one who refuses to be British.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on June 29, 2011, 06:46:40 PM
Pawn, i have never met one person here that supports Murray.  It is not because he is Scottish, it is simply because he is a fucking cunt :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: pawnshop-guitars on June 29, 2011, 07:43:31 PM
I hate Andy Murray. But you are right - it is nothing to do with him being Scottish. He is just a wanker.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on June 29, 2011, 08:10:31 PM
I don't know, he seems like a nice guy to me.


The next big thing>Bernard Tomic :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on June 29, 2011, 08:22:52 PM

The next big thing>Bernard Tomic :bow:
:thumbsup: I was impresses with his serving
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 29, 2011, 08:41:12 PM
I don't know, he seems like a nice guy to me.


The next big thing>Bernard Tomic :bow:

This is not a player I like watching. He is so tall and slim, and I just don't like his style.
Also, he looks a bit like a woman...
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 30, 2011, 03:47:28 PM
Wimbledon semi-finals. Matches start tomorrow.


Novak Djokovic (2) VS. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12)

(http://tennislv.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/b_dj_tsonga_0127.jpg?w=500)


If Djokovic wins the match he will be ranked the new NR. 1 player in the world on Monday, no matter what happens in the final.



Rafael Nadal (1) VS. Andy Murray (4)

(http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/images/stories/large/2010/06/30/NadaL102547047Murray96183848.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 30, 2011, 04:41:00 PM
I still find it a strange system. Nadal might beat Djokovic in the final, but Djokovic would still overtake him in that case. How can someone who you've beaten pass you in the ranking? I know how it works, results of last year. But to me that's just wrong.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 30, 2011, 05:57:44 PM
I still find it a strange system. Nadal might beat Djokovic in the final, but Djokovic would still overtake him in that case. How can someone who you've beaten pass you in the ranking? I know how it works, results of last year. But to me that's just wrong.

Yeah it seems absurd. But it has it's advantages too.

The calculating system is too complicated sometimes. Like the number of tournaments included in your points count are not actually all the ones you played. Or the fact that players are obligated to play at least 3 or 4 ATP 500 events and since Nadal didn't do that last year he didn't get the points from Barcelona this year, even though he won - hence Nadal has 500 points on hold until October. Those 500 points would be extremely helpful at keeping Djokovic behind at the moment.

1    Nadal, Rafael (ESP)    12,070    (+500, not until October)
2    Djokovic, Novak (SRB)    12,005    
3    Federer, Roger (SUI)    9,230    
4    Murray, Andy (GBR)    6,855    
5    Soderling, Robin (SWE)    4,595    
6    Ferrer, David (ESP)    4,150    
7    Berdych, Tomas (CZE)    3,490    
8    Monfils, Gael (FRA)    2,780
9    Fish, Mardy (USA)    2,335
10    Roddick, Andy (USA)    2,200    

The rankings are what they are. At least it never gets boring with all these calculations.  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 30, 2011, 06:15:38 PM
Cool, thanks man. Didn't know that about Rafa.
By the way, I saw this the other day and it really made me smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acNUrlKp8t0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acNUrlKp8t0)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on June 30, 2011, 06:20:00 PM
That's funny video indeed. I find this one also entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu5xt8atjZA&feature=related
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on June 30, 2011, 06:21:13 PM
That's funny video indeed. I find this one also entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu5xt8atjZA&feature=related

Exactly the one I would've sent after the first one. So friendly and genuine he is, and funny too!  :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on July 01, 2011, 10:56:24 PM
Murry out, very typical of him
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: JLR on July 02, 2011, 08:09:02 PM
Sabine Lisicki :love2:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 02, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
Tomorrow, 14.00 PM local time!

Current NR. 1 against the new NR. 1 from this Monday on, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, will meet for the 5th time this season. Can Nadal snap his four matches losing streak against Djokovic? I sure hope so.

Nadal is playing his 5th final at the All-England Club. He was the runner up to Roger Federer in 2006 and 2007 and won the trophy in 2008 and 2010. This is his 13th Grand Slam final. (10-2)

Djokovic is playing his first Grand Slam final outside of hard courts. This is his 5th Grand Slam final. (2-2)

The players met in a GS final once before, at a 2010 edition of US Open where Nadal won in 4 sets. Overall head to head is 16:11 for Nadal, but Djokovic won their four last matches.


(http://gototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/rafael-nadal-vs-novak-djokovic.jpg)

VAMOS!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on July 03, 2011, 05:08:35 PM
Djokovic wins
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on July 03, 2011, 05:11:28 PM
Well deserved, galvanises his new number one ranking!  Congrats Marko!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 03, 2011, 05:32:13 PM
The amazing Novak Djokovic. This guy is really going to improve his head to head against Rafael Nadal that's for sure.

A very good match nonetheless and it's better to see Nole take the NR. 1 spot with a win rather than loss.


Final score: 6:4  6:1  1:6  6:3

I'll post some pictures later.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 04, 2011, 03:12:59 PM
Marko, post some Djokovic pictures.  :mad:

The new ATP Rankings:

1    Djokovic, Novak (SRB)    13,285    
2    Nadal, Rafael (ESP)    11,270    
3    Federer, Roger (SUI)    9,230    
4    Murray, Andy (GBR)    6,855
5    Soderling, Robin (SWE)    4,325
6    Ferrer, David (ESP)    4,150
7    Monfils, Gael (FRA)    2,780    
8    Fish, Mardy (USA)    2,650    
9    Berdych, Tomas (CZE)    2,470    
10    Roddick, Andy (USA)    2,110

Novak Djokovic is the first player from former Yugoslavia to reach the NR. 1 ranking. Awesome achievement.  :thumbsup:


(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/084z6gue1F1mk/x999.jpg)

(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/03cKe1ica99Ya/1000x.jpg)

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on July 04, 2011, 03:54:53 PM
Well done to Novak, he really is the best player of this year.
I personally never want him to win, because I find him a bit boring to watch. But that's just me.
But he definitely deserves the number 1 position. I hope Del Potro will be totally in shape and form again soon. Because I am telling you, he's even better.  :ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on July 04, 2011, 04:40:01 PM
Ace pics fan
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on July 04, 2011, 04:55:23 PM
Sorry guys I am too busy. :shy: I will post pictures later, now I'm going to welcome the new tennis king! :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on July 08, 2011, 04:33:04 PM
2011 Wimbledon Champion - Novak Djokovic

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Nole, the 2011 Wimbledon Champion, is officially crowned the 25th player to rank no.1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

The 24-year-old Serb is ranked no.1 in the latest ATP Ranking List as of Monday, July 4, 2011, with 13,285 points.

He has become the first person in seven years to hold the no.1 ranking not called Roger or Rafa.

It is a particularly significant achievement in the age of Federer and Nadal, with two of the greatest players of all time playing some of their best tennis. "Both of them are so incredibly consistent with their success and so dominant the last couple of years. They don't give you a lot of chances to become no.1. So I guess you need to lose only one match in seven months to get there. If you can do that -- well done," said Novak after securing no.1 spot on Friday.

The world’s leading tennis player and Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic was greated by 100,000 people in front of the National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade on Monday.

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I was there. :cool: :shy:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2011, 01:30:30 PM
I watched some of the videos on YouTube, what a reception that was.  :bow:

It was so cool of him to dedicate the trophy to Serbia. And the always present three fingers salute.  :D
It's so funny to me when he speaks Serbian because I understand it and he's such an international person it feels kinda weird.  :D

He deserved it, so enjoy Serbia and enjoy Novak Djokovic and his genuine supporters.


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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on August 11, 2011, 07:13:33 PM
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Rafael Nadal is out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal after a shock 1-6 7-6 7-6 defeat in the second round against Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

 :O  Well done Ivan.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on August 12, 2011, 02:09:27 PM
 :disgust:

It is indeed true. Nadal won the first set easily and was up a break in the second. Dodig somehow leveled the match and won the tie-break. In the third set Rafa went up 3:0 again and at 5:3 served for the match but failed to finish it. In the tie-break they were very close, at 5:6 Dodig hit an amazing backhand winner that won him the match. Nothing to say but congrats. Dodig fought well, Rafa not so much.

Yesterday Tsonga defeated Roger Federer with 7:6 4:6 6:1 which means Novak Djokovic is the only one of the top 4 seeds still in the tournament. I think he is a heavy favourite now, even more than he already was.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on August 12, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
yeah, it wouldn't happen in a grandslam....


Fan, have ya ever been to watch the tennis live anytime?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on August 12, 2011, 07:16:40 PM
yeah, it wouldn't happen in a grandslam....


Fan, have ya ever been to watch the tennis live anytime?

Saddly no, not yet. Me and my friend, who is happen to be a huge Nadal fan too, we've been talking of going to Rome Masters (which would be the closest big tournament for us) but there were always conflitcting schedules - school, work or something else.

Perhaps I'll go see Beograd next year or Vienna maybe, but these are small tournaments. Tickets for big matches are really expensive though and I'm so low on € right now I cannot really make plans.  :lol:

There is talk of an exhibition match that is going to supposedly take place in my country. Nothing is confimred and it could be all rumours, but the news said there might be a match between Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras in Ljubljana. That would be really cool.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on August 15, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
Novak Djokovic, ranked NR. 1 player on an ATP chart, set another milestone in his greatest season so far and what it shaping to be one of the greatest seasons of all-time.

With a final win over American Mardy Fish 6:2 3:6 6:4 in the ATP 1000 Masters event in Montreal Novak Djokovic has won his 5th Masters of the season.

Previous record holders were Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who both won 4 Masters in a season respectively. The scary thing is that there are 3 more Masters until the end of the season.

This also marks the first time a NR. 1 player won a tournament in his debut as NR. 1.

Congratulations.  :cool:

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on August 15, 2011, 01:04:03 PM
I like that last picture. You see Mardy thinking: 'What the fuck is this little piece of shit'.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on August 15, 2011, 01:44:28 PM
I like that last picture. You see Mardy thinking: 'What the fuck is this little piece of shit'.  :laugh2:

And Djokovic mocking him with a huge smile.  :D
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on August 15, 2011, 03:27:18 PM
Nole is THE man at the moment, but as me and fan both know, there will be bumps in the road because you cannot win everything all the time. :rockon:

Absolutely.

I just wanna retract my statement that Djokovic is the first NR. 1 player who won the debut tournament as number one. I've done some research and the last man to do that was Pete "Pistol Pete" Sampras in April 1993.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on August 20, 2011, 07:15:53 PM
Federer, Nadal out of Cincinnati quarter-finals!!

Semifinal
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) - Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)
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Andy MURRAY (GBR) - Mardy FISH (USA)
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 12, 2011, 11:41:55 AM
Ok, a quick update...

Andy Murray won Cincinnati 1000 Masters over Novak Djokovic after Nole was forced to retire with a shoulder injury while trailing 6:4 3:0. Murray became the only player to win a Maters 1000 event in 2011 next to Djokovic and Nadal.


Now to the big stage...  :D

US Open has been fully underway, a lot of amazing matches played. There was a repeat of a semi-final clash in Roland Garros this year when all top four ranked players reached the semi-final stage.

Novak Djokovic (1) defeated Roger Federer (3) - 6:7(7)  4:6  6:3  6:2  7:5

Djokovic was down two sets to love and also 5:3 in the 5th set when Federer had two match points (40:15) on his own serve. He failed to capitalise and Nole went on to win last 4 games in a row. Hats down.  :bow:

Rafael Nadal (2) defeated Andy Murray (4) - 6:4  6:2  3:6  6:2

Nadal ended Murray campaign for the third time this year alone in a SF match. Murray just can't get pass Nadal.



Another blockbuster final featuring this year's hottest players, NR. 1 Novak Djokovic and NR. 2 Rafael Nadal!!!
This will be their 6th meeting this year and Djokovic won all of their 5 previous encounters, all finals.

Head to Head: 16:12 (Nadal:Djokovic)
Grand Slam Finals: 1:1 (Nadal:Djokovic)
Tournament Finals: 5:5 (Nadal:Djokovic)

Djokovic is playing his 6th Grand Slam Final (3-2)
Nadal is playing his 14th Grand Slam Final (10:3)

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VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on September 12, 2011, 12:11:26 PM
I really, really hope Rafa can do it tonight. And I am sure it will be closer than some of the other finals they played this year. But if he can really pull it off? Honestly, I doubt it....
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 12, 2011, 12:20:42 PM
I really, really hope Rafa can do it tonight. And I am sure it will be closer than some of the other finals they played this year. But if he can really pull it off? Honestly, I doubt it....

I watched them both through the tournament. Rafa is playing better. But Nole is a bad match-up for him because of the style of play and all.

I am more confident in this final though, than I was in their previous finals.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on September 12, 2011, 12:21:35 PM
S. Williams lost  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on September 12, 2011, 03:02:42 PM
I watched them both through the tournament. Rafa is playing better. But Nole is a bad match-up for him because of the style of play and all.

I am more confident in this final though, than I was in their previous finals.

Nole was lucky that the other Serbian got injured. Forgot his name, the one with the glasses.
But yeah, this should be the closest final of all. Can't wait!  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on September 13, 2011, 07:35:17 AM
Once again, Novak was simply too strong. A lot of respect for Nadal for his fighting spirit, but there's just no beating this guy at the moment. Great how Nadal took the 3rd set, but Novak was superb again in the 4th. Well done to him, perhaps the best season of a player I have ever seen.
I think one of the big moments was Nadal not reaching 3-0 up in the 2nd set. A double fault to get breakpoint against him, and then missing a relatively easy smash. After that Djokovic won his game on love. This is so hard to take mentally, I think Nadal kind of broke there.  :smirk:
Now we wait for the expertise of Marko0190 and fan.  :smirk:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 13, 2011, 02:46:34 PM
Not much to say...  :'(


It was one hell of a match, my only regret is Nadal didn't step in as much as I'd like because I really felt he could make a difference. The mental part of the game was also weak for Rafa. He was up 2:0 in the first and second set and failed to serve out a 3:0 lead on both occasions. But that's what happened and that's tennis.

In a thrilling match Novak Djokokvic won his first US Open by beating Rafael Nadal 6:2 6:4 6:7(3) 6:1. This is Nole's 4th Grand Slam title and 3rd one in this season. Congratulations.


I guess Nadal will have to wait a little longer to have another chance of solving the riddle by the name Djokovic. Nadal fought well, but Djokovic had the upper hand.

Words of Rafa:
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“I go back home knowing that I am on the way,” Nadal said in his post-match press conference. “I like to fight; I want to enjoy this battle against him. Six straight losses, for sure that's painful. But I'm going to work every day until that changes…  [Djokovic’s] season is probably impossible to repeat… His level for sure is fantastic.  He's doing very well mentally everything.  So just accept that.  Accept the challenge and work.”


Pics later...
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Marko0190 on September 13, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
What can I say that has not been told.

I am really proud of him. :bow:

I think one of the big moments was Nadal not reaching 3-0 up in the 2nd set. A double fault to get breakpoint against him, and then missing a relatively easy smash. After that Djokovic won his game on love. This is so hard to take mentally, I think Nadal kind of broke there.  :smirk:

Agree, that gem was unbelievable. I think it lasted 15 minutes! :O

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Next step, Davis Cup semifinal; Serbia vs. Argentina

If we beat Argentina in Belgrade and if Spain beat France in Cordoba, Nadal and company will come to Belgrade. :banana

Fan, great chance for you to see him live. I hope to see you here. :cool:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on September 14, 2011, 07:41:53 AM
Hats off to Novak for his gutsy comeback VS Federer and tournament victory ! Still, you have to feel like Federer should have won that meeting and he did so much better VS Novak than Nadal did that it makes ya feel like had Federer won, he likely would have won the whole thing. I really would have liked to see Roger win it all, but he blew what should have been. Can't take anything away from Novak though, instead of playing tight in what should have been a tense situation, he shrugged off two match points and fought his way back to victory. 

The level of tennis was incredibly high so in the end its the fans that won regardless. Competition is so tight these days its much harder to dominate. People who say Roger is washed up now are full of it . IMHO the Roger who lost to Novak would have destroyed any other champion from any other era playing like he did , which is just a testament to the incredible level of today's tennis .

Personality-wise I miss vintage Conners and McEnroe  :ninja: :paranoid:


Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on September 14, 2011, 09:53:24 AM
Hats off to Novak for his gutsy comeback VS Federer and tournament victory ! Still, you have to feel like Federer should have won that meeting and he did so much better VS Novak than Nadal did that it makes ya feel like had Federer won, he likely would have won the whole thing.

Sorry, but that's just bullshit. Some players just play better against certain players than others. Federer could have beaten Novak, but then he'd definitely lose the final against Nadal. It's very much a mental thing.  :nod:
Also: Tennis know-all Marko0190 agreed with me!  :banana
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: abaraxas on September 14, 2011, 02:54:21 PM
What about the ladies?

Youse are ghey
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Superstick on September 15, 2011, 11:36:50 AM
What about the ladies?

Youse are ghey

There was only one lady in the final.  :ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on September 15, 2011, 12:15:13 PM
Nadal cramps up during a press conference... just saying, but it looks like it's more that 'cramps'  :unibrow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABY0BR8d_z0&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL66296446F4FEA9AB
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: abaraxas on September 16, 2011, 01:09:12 PM
There was only one lady in the final.  :ninja:

 :giggle:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: B.I.T.C.H on January 05, 2012, 09:00:06 AM
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:thumbsup::bow:


Eat your hearts Danes  :giggle:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on January 27, 2012, 02:38:57 PM
Djokovic vs. Nadal, going to be a great match!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jamiewarnock on January 27, 2012, 03:16:48 PM
That match was brilliant! Unlucky Murray! Just born in the wrong period of time  >(
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on January 29, 2012, 03:46:03 PM
Fantastic final! Longest in history!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Gott on July 07, 2012, 09:52:05 PM
Come on Roger WIN WIN WIN !
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on July 08, 2012, 03:35:40 AM
I wonder who the Cunt will be cheering for  :giggle:

Murray has always cracked in Grand Slam finals and with the huge pressure of a final in his back yard I think it is enough to cripple him. Nevermind he is play Fed.

I so badly want Fed to win. My girlfriends family are all Scottish and I have tried so hard tonight to explain to them in most PC terms why Murray is not going to win so Fed has to win to save me from a lifetime of abuse. They are even having a champagne breakfast before the match in honour of Murray  :fpalm:.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on July 08, 2012, 03:49:21 AM
in honor of Mr Cunt.....MURRAY FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on July 08, 2012, 08:10:14 AM
Murray is a miserable, porridge coated, cock sucking, twat faced bellend.


Come on King Federer, back to number 1 where you belong. :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on July 08, 2012, 12:25:10 PM
I have MURRAY MANIA!!!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 08, 2012, 12:29:32 PM
Just walked through the park. The tennis courts are full.......Wankers!

They are only used for getting pissed and fingering birds for 51 weeks of the year.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on July 08, 2012, 07:11:44 PM
Great win by Roger, he had me worried half way through the second set, he was making so many errors but that break at the end of the second was outstanding. From that point on he played fantastic.  :rockon:

Also, back to world #1  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 08, 2012, 09:19:55 PM
The Fed still breaking records.

Did Nadal play today?

No wonder fan is strangely not posting in this thread. He's only interested when his bum-boys are on top.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: rds.06 on July 08, 2012, 09:24:46 PM
The Fed still breaking records.

Did Nadal play today?

No wonder fan is strangely not posting in this thread. He's only interested when his bum-boys are on top.

Nadal was beaten in week 1.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 08, 2012, 09:30:21 PM
Nadal was beaten in week 1.

It was a rhetorical question.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 08, 2012, 10:43:51 PM
The Fed still breaking records.

Did Nadal play today?

No wonder fan is strangely not posting in this thread. He's only interested when his bum-boys are on top.

Oh the level you would stoop.  :lol:

I was posting a lot in this thread when Nadal was losing final after final to Novak Djokovic because I had fun doing it. Since then Nadal has beaten Novak three times in a row and won his 11th grand slam title (7th at Roland Garros) and I didn't say a word. But you wouldn't know that because you know shit about tennis and you actually think that posting stuff about Federer will bring me down or something. Holding onto any straw, sound familiar? 

I have nothing but respect for the Swiss even though I'm sometimes cirtical of him but with his form this year he deserves the NR. 1 spot. I'm happy people are watching tennis and enjoy the masterpieces these guys are showing on court day after day.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 08, 2012, 11:04:29 PM
Oh dear, another essay.  :fpalm:

BLATHERSKITE!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 08, 2012, 11:18:45 PM
Oh dear, another essay.  :fpalm:

BLATHERSKITE!


That's a poor comeback, even for your standards. Anything to divert from another failed attempt to make me look bad for something I'm not even guilty of.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 08, 2012, 11:36:26 PM
Self imposed importance!

You ARE a blatherskite. Would you like a hundred and one examples of your long-winded use of MY language?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 10:19:09 AM
Still running from every reasonable counterargument. Classic jplpool.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 01:43:58 PM
Yes, you are right! I'm a different animal to you. My logical posts are reserved for those that are not arguments.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 02:23:28 PM
Yes, you are right! I'm a different animal to you. My logical posts are reserved for those that are not arguments.

That's your only way out when you fail miserably at every attempt. And I was referring to my counterargument that chrushed your false accusation. Run Forrest, run.  :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 02:29:28 PM
That's your only way out when you fail miserably at every attempt.  :mwa

Fail? FUCKING FAIL???????????????

Here's some news for you pal: I'm not trying to accomplish anything.

I've had you dancing a merry dance. You fucking mong.

After 3/4 years of posting here, most people just laugh and ignore me. But not the BLATHERSKITES. And you are undoubtedly a blatherskite.

You admitted yourself that you had got "carried away," yet you still umbrage when I call you out on that exact thing. :facepalm: .............MORON/BLATHERSKITE!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 02:45:40 PM
I can see when it really gets to you because you start using capitals. See, again you lie. Your actions speak the opposite. Why would I ignore someone who has been owned countless of times on this forum by non english spreaking members? Why pass an opportunity to make you look like a fool? It's a great chance to practise my english.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 02:54:25 PM
OWNED? (oops capitals) I fear you place far too much importance in your forum posts.

The only tangible sections I make any sense in are the media and sports football section.

But you, well, you should just make another 3,000 posts about the pros and cons of Axl Rose.


Here, I'll do it in one post............... .. He's an arrogant cunt, but a great frontman.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 03:04:03 PM
A guy with over 11 000 posts just insulted me for having less than 2700 posts mostly racked up by talking about GN'R and Axl Rose on a Guns N' Roses forum? Don't embarrass yourself like that, it's too much even for me to enjoy.  :giggle:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
A guy with over 11 000 posts just insulted me for having less than 2700 posts mostly racked up by talking about GN'R and Axl Rose on a Guns N' Roses forum? Don't embarrass yourself like that, it's too much even for me to enjoy.  :giggle:

I never insulted you......Merely stated a fact.

Feel insulted if you are...

Again, twisting words......
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 03:23:10 PM
I never insulted you......Merely stated a fact.

Feel insulted if you are...

Again, twisting words......

See how you focused on that particular verb but completely ignored the sheer stupidity of your attack I pointed out? That's a discussion with you in a nutshell. 
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
See how you focused on that particular verb but completely ignored the sheer stupidity of your attack I pointed out? That's a discussion with you in a nutshell. 

I have one word to say..............BL ATHERSKITE!

I disprove you and then......It's semantics.


I don't have a job? PROVE IT!.......I'm Stupid?................Pro ve it!

You are a dickhead. Fact!

You lurch from one thing to the next. You could have just said "yeah, I was a bit of a blatherskite with that post"................But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, not the almighty fan. He's too good for logical criticism!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 03:50:00 PM
There was no logical critisism. Only compensation for your own shortcomings. :lol:

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I don't have a job? PROVE IT!.......I'm Stupid?................Pro ve it!

You are a dickhead. Fact!

Can't you see the irony?  :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 04:03:15 PM
There was no logical critisism. Only compensation for your own shortcomings. :lol:

Can't you see the irony?  :mwa

I base my opinion of you as a dickhead, due to your posting history.

I don't see how you can call me out on things to do with my life, outside of the forum. :fpalm:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Trixi on July 09, 2012, 04:16:56 PM
Hey, dickheads! Get back on topic! :mad:

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 04:24:16 PM
Who are you calling a dickhead?  :chan:

Watch.......It's gonna get really serious now! We have our intelligence and zero lack of humour to prove!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: pawnshop-guitars on July 09, 2012, 04:35:55 PM
Guys, fuck off to flamers would you.

And anyway, always nice to see Andy Murray getting Rodgered by a swede. See what I did there?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 04:42:35 PM
I base my opinion of you as a dickhead, due to your posting history.

I don't see how you can call me out on things to do with my life, outside of the forum. :fpalm:

I have a very perceptive mind. And the confirmation came from you with massive emotional outbursts.  :mwa

As for the news section. You don't even understand what GDP is.  :giggle: I don't think you get a piece of the pie out of any of those parameters you wanted to compare. By your logic  any country that appears higher on the list in those categories is better than yours? There's so much more to it than that and I don't even claim mine is better than yours. I'm just stunned with how low you would stoop.  And yes, they all equate to a lie.

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 06:03:59 PM
I have a very perceptive mind.

So you say. Reality would call it deluded

 And the confirmation came from you with massive emotional outbursts.  :mwa

Fan, the oracula (oracle) ............Makes his own mind up on what's factual, without any factual basis.

As for the news section. You don't even understand what GDP is.  :giggle: I don't think you get a piece of the pie out of any of those parameters you wanted to compare. By your logic  any country that appears higher on the list in those categories is better than yours? There's so much more to it than that and I don't even claim mine is better than yours. I'm just stunned with how low you would stoop.  And yes, they all equate to a lie.

I don't know what GDP is? How can you say that when your only reference to GDP is "You don't know what GDP is"

As for the bit about the lies (how are they lies? opinions can't be lies you moron) I think you're getting a bit carried away again. It's ok, I know you're not very mature for your age, and still stuck in poster-boy adolescence, so I forgive you for getting mixed up and over-excited - thus commenting upon things that were said in another thread.




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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 06:18:59 PM
You just contradicted everything you've said about me and you don't even realize it in your neverending search for a saving straw. And it keeps breaking and breaking.

As for the last paragraph. It's basically similar to what I said to you about forgiving and all that so I'll just let it pass. You have enough trouble as it is. An opinion is a lie if presented as fact. Because you actually don't understand GDP but I cannot prove that becasue with Google covering your back these things become irrelevant.
I mentioned I'm posting here in relation to another thread. I did exactly that and you still couldn't comprehend it. Nobody can be that stupid. Nobody. I'm giving the benefit of a doubt here.  :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 06:28:13 PM
Nobody asked you to accept my opinion as "fact"  :fpalm:

I don't know what Gross Domestic Product (GDP) means? Okay, keep writing fiction, you bellend.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 06:35:55 PM
Thank you for your blessing. I always laugh when I see how you conveniently focus on certain issues and ignore the rest, especially the ones that make you look like an idiot.

Enjoy your life in your superior country, awesome job and overall better life in your neverending search to be recognized as... somebody. I hope you find it, even if only on this forum  :lol:. Now that everyone knows you're not stupid, you know GDP and you generally ''don't care'', I hope it feels warmer inside. At least for a second.  :mwa
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 09, 2012, 06:40:27 PM
Thank you for your blessing. I always laugh when I see how you conveniently focus on certain issues and ignore the rest, especially the ones that make you look like an idiot.

Enjoy your life in your superior country, awesome job and overall better life in your neverending search to be recognized as... somebody. I hope you find it, even if only on this forum  :lol:. Now that everyone knows you're not stupid, you know GDP and you generally ''don't care'', I hope it feels warmer inside. At least for a second.  :mwa

What issues? Me calling you a blatherskite? Valid opinion.

When did I say I had a superior job?

It was you who said, I never knew what GDP is, you fucking moron.

 
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 07:09:06 PM
When did I say you said you had a superior job? You have a weird tendency to ask questions but fail to provide answers regularly. If you don't know which arguments you leave out and which are the ones you focus on, I must again call you a liar. And yes, you mentioned GDP and I said you didn't know what that is. Lucky for you, everyone now knows I was wrong because you gave me hell.   :lol:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Trixi on July 09, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
 :chan:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: pawnshop-guitars on July 09, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
Guys, fuck off to flamers would you.

Again, FUCK OFF TO FLAMERS WITH THIS
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on July 09, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
Save your muscles, we're just having some fun.

Words of a true champion, Rafael Nadal...

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Congrats Roger for your victory and also Andy for this great tournament. I'm still working on my recovery while I take the opportunity to do some fishing. This is the sea bass I just caught!

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Really amazing year for Roger so far, two ATP 500 titles, two Masters titles, 7th Wimbledon. He is now definitely the man to beat. Next chance, London. Vamos.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on July 12, 2012, 11:17:42 PM
 :troll:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: RoboAxl on September 11, 2012, 06:28:42 PM
Well then... Murray, eh?

:ninja:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on September 13, 2012, 12:52:53 PM
Well then... Murray, eh?

:ninja:

junk
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on September 13, 2012, 02:00:45 PM
Well then... Murray, eh?

:ninja:

Well deserved. Wimbledon final, Olympic gold and now this. Finally living up to his potential. I was happy for him, because it was his 5th grand slam final. Let's see if he can pull a Lendl, because Lendl - his coach - lost his first four slam finals and went on to win eight major trophies.

On a side note, Rafa, get well soon.  :(

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: slashthe2nd on July 07, 2013, 06:06:13 PM
Murray Wimbledon champion!!!
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: fan on October 24, 2013, 03:43:09 PM
Roland Garros (2005)
Roland Garros (2006)
Roland Garros (2007)
Roland Garros (2008)
Wimbeldon (2008)
Australian Open (2009)
Roland Garros (2010)
Wimbeldon (2010)
US Open (2010)
Roland Garros (2011)

10 and counting. Vamos Rafa!  :smoking:

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This needed an update.

Roland Garros (2005)
Roland Garros (2006)
Roland Garros (2007)
Roland Garros (2008)
Wimbeldon (2008)
Australian Open (2009)
Roland Garros (2010)
Wimbeldon (2010)
US Open (2010)
Roland Garros (2011)
Roland Garros (2012)
Roland Garros (2013)
US Open (2013)

13 and counting. Vamos Rafa!  :smoking:

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Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 24, 2013, 05:47:44 PM
I hope Rafa can stay injury free!

If there is any of the current players I would like to see equal or beat Roger's GS record, it is Rafa.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: better2112 on October 25, 2013, 03:11:42 AM
I hope Rafa can stay injury free!

If there is any of the current players I would like to see equal or beat Roger's GS record, it is Rafa.  :rockon:

Me, it's that Murray guy, such a beautiful soul  :yao:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 25, 2013, 08:49:44 AM
I'd rather have sex with Jamie Murray than see Andy Murray win any more Grand Slams.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on October 25, 2013, 09:02:31 AM
I'd rather have sex with Jamie Murray than see Andy Murray win any more Grand Slams.


Stadium of Light or Murray: Which would you blow up first?
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 25, 2013, 09:06:49 AM

Stadium of Light or Murray: Which would you blow up first?

Stadium of Shite, whilst full.......  oh hang on, that never happens.  Oh well, with as many of the scummy HIV positive cunts in it as possible.  Just nuke the fucking whole of Scumderland, that should sort it.
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: jplpool on October 25, 2013, 09:18:26 AM
Tbf, to the makems. They're a bit shite.

Then again, your AWAY support is shite! Last two games vs you lot at Goodison has seen 4000 empty away seats. #skymondaynight.

 :tongue:
Title: Re: Tennis
Post by: Worchild on October 25, 2013, 09:20:19 AM
Can't argue.