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Re: Tennis 2021

Post by Bend it like Repka » Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:59 am

last.caress wrote:
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:53 am
Ashleigh Barty has announced her retirement. She's 25, she's the current World number one ranked player and has been for almost three years, she's the former French Open champion, she's the reigning Wimbledon champion and she won the Australian Open only a couple of months ago.

https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/1 ... -age-of-25
Funnily enough I was talking to my 15 year old the other day about the sacrifice needed to be an elite sports star, the cycle of training, food you can't eat, living with pain, endless travel, missing out on other parts of life, and Barty seems to be someone who has decided shes reached her goals and had enough.

Fair play, she can say shes been the best, she's earned plenty, good luck to her.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Bend it like Repka » Wed May 04, 2022 10:25 am

Andy Murray is remarkable. Without doubt he was already one of Britain's greatest sports stars, but he still continues to prove his skill and determination even after the hip replacement.

Just beaten The World number 16 at the Madrid open and set up a quarter final against his old mate Novak.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/61309148

"He's the world number one and I've got a metal hip," world number 78 Murray told Amazon Prime. "I didn't know I'd get opportunities to play matches like this again. In theory I shouldn't have a chance in the match.

Surely he can't?

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Haarlemammer » Mon May 23, 2022 11:36 am

Anyone else think that Iga Swiatek (#1 seed in the women’s singles at the French Open) looks like Mark Noble’s love child?

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by kenthammer1984 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:42 pm

Nadal wins another slam! 22 and counting. Will he make it to 25+?!

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by wolf359 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:52 pm

kenthammer1984 wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:42 pm
Nadal wins another slam! 22 and counting. Will he make it to 25+?!
Depends if they can wheel out stronger and stronger (performance enhancing) drugs to hold him together. He is a walking chemical experiment.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by szola » Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:31 pm

kenthammer1984 wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:42 pm
Nadal wins another slam! 22 and counting. Will he make it to 25+?!
No.

He'll need to take more and more anti-inflammatory. Something he has said he will not continue with.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Jonah » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:16 pm

Nick Kyrgios at it again I see.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by James P » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:02 pm

This Serena match is fantastic entertainment. The French girl is playing some great stuff

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by James P » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:36 pm

Surely the best first round match ever at Wimbledon! Incredible drama.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Eggs'n'nuts » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:14 am

That was a thoroughly entertaining game.

It's going to be some match that tops that this year.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:31 pm

I tell you who's not at Wimbledon anymore and that's that old Wild Bill Hickock bloke you used to see sitting on the end of the players families up in the stands. I suppose he's no longer with us

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:13 am

Has Raducanu forgotten how to play?

She doesnt seem to be going deep into tournaments let alone winning them.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Bend it like Repka » Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:21 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:13 am
Has Raducanu forgotten how to play?

She doesnt seem to be going deep into tournaments let alone winning them.
A case of too much too soon I feel. To win a US open was great. but the OTT reaction from pundits and sponsors may just lead to a one hit wonder.

Plus sacking coaches who have taken you forward didn't seem a good plan either.

May end up being the Sandy Lyle of tennis.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:29 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:13 am
Has Raducanu forgotten how to play?

She doesnt seem to be going deep into tournaments let alone winning them.
She has had a few few injuries since she won the US Grand Slam. She's still young, so plenty of time to get back to a higher level, and if not, how many other British players can say they've won a major tournament? Not many.

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Re: Tennis 2022

Post by badabing » Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:33 pm

I’d like to see Nick Kyrgios win it purely to see all the upper crust stuffed shirts choking on their pink gins!

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