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The Gays and Tennis 137

Can we try this again?

by Anonymousreply 147December 8, 2022 2:15 PM

Rune is a brat but he is on fire lately

by Anonymousreply 1November 2, 2022 10:20 PM

We've already got a 'covert' 137 on the go

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by Anonymousreply 2November 2, 2022 11:06 PM

other thread now paywalled

today Fritz won the game of "who's your daddy?" over Nadal

but to be fair Nadal just had baby. It takes a while to heal from that

by Anonymousreply 3November 14, 2022 3:41 AM

Ostapenko debuts new look...

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by Anonymousreply 4November 14, 2022 10:04 PM

lmfao crazy bitch

by Anonymousreply 5November 15, 2022 3:40 AM

Nole's group is very tough onpaper but I think that he is definitely going to win YEC.

Other players are just out of form or tired or simply not good enough.

by Anonymousreply 6November 15, 2022 3:53 AM

very surprising that Rublev was able to win a clutch third set tiebreak against Medvedev

by Anonymousreply 7November 15, 2022 4:03 AM

R7 Medvedev is now a very different player after choking away that AO final against Demon.

He doesn't have confidence which is required to win these clutch matches against top players at the big stage.

He and his team probably think that vultureing on small ATP tournaments (250s and 500s) is the solution.

But it is not .

by Anonymousreply 8November 15, 2022 4:13 AM

Boobs out!

by Anonymousreply 9November 15, 2022 4:16 AM

Novak Djokovic has been granted a visa to play in the Australian Open in January, Guardian Australia and state broadcaster ABC reported on Tuesday. The former world No. 1 was originally barred from the country until 2025. The ABC said it had confirmed Immigration Minister Andrew Giles had overturned that ban, allowing Djokovic to compete.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 15, 2022 3:22 PM

Great news, no wonder he is so fired up. I can hardly wait to hear the shrieking Marys here. LOL

by Anonymousreply 11November 15, 2022 3:31 PM

Let me be the first of these screaming Marys, r11.

Australia's decision is just another variant on "It's one set of rules for the rich and powerful, and another for all the rest of the world."

I would have kept the ban in place until 2025. The man's a lying cheat.

by Anonymousreply 12November 15, 2022 3:50 PM

FAA takes down Nadal in straight sets! If Ruud can take him out next, Alcaraz will be assured #1.

I saw some highlights from the Djokovic-Tsitsipas match. Very high quality, but as always it came down to Tsitsipas making errors on crucial points. Stef is such a head case.

by Anonymousreply 13November 15, 2022 4:02 PM

From ESPN=

-Alex Hawke, Australia's immigration minister at the time, used discretionary powers to cancel Djokovic's visa on character grounds, stating he was a "talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment."-

So it wasn't about health and safety or lying and cheating, it was politics. But keep fucking that chicken r12.

by Anonymousreply 14November 15, 2022 4:06 PM

is this the new thread?

by Anonymousreply 15November 15, 2022 4:22 PM

Well, i'm tired of Nole fans complainning so i want him to play Australia (and lose).

Anyway i was rooting for him against Tsitsipas because i want Carlitos to be year end number one

by Anonymousreply 16November 15, 2022 7:10 PM

[quote] So it wasn't about health and safety or lying and cheating, it was politics.

To ban him from entering? Maybe. But my point stands: someone who lies so blatantly (I’ve just had Covid, here’s ministerial proof) is a slithering, vile piece of shit. He can win three hundred more grand slams, but he’s lost all honour and integrity and history will be as kind to him as it has been to Margaret Court.

by Anonymousreply 17November 15, 2022 7:19 PM

FAA the only player born in the 2000s to beat all of the Big 3, and with Federer retired he'll be the only one. Cool stat for him.

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by Anonymousreply 18November 15, 2022 7:29 PM

Every time Nadal or Novaxx step on a court they seem to break some new record. This one seems a little odd.

Stat of the Day: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 60th career win over a Top 3 player He’s the first man to record 60 career wins over Top 3 players since ATP rankings began in 1973.

by Anonymousreply 19November 15, 2022 7:40 PM

[quote]But my point stands: someone who lies so blatantly (I’ve just had Covid, here’s ministerial proof) is a slithering, vile piece of shit. He can win three hundred more grand slams, but he’s lost all honour and integrity and history will be as kind to him as it has been to Margaret Court.


by Anonymousreply 20November 16, 2022 12:03 AM

well, Nadal just had a baby. It takes time for the body to heal after that

by Anonymousreply 21November 16, 2022 12:58 AM

Tell me about it, R21.

by Anonymousreply 22November 16, 2022 12:59 AM

Rafa feels alone on the tour without Roger. Novak's just too effen weird to for Rafa to hang with; Rafa has his boundaries. I wonder if he is toying with the idea of retirement.

by Anonymousreply 23November 16, 2022 2:05 AM

very surprising given how fast these Torino courts are that Ruud who was previously slumping has now found his form and advances to the SF. FAA and Fritz will face off for the other SF spot in this group.

by Anonymousreply 24November 16, 2022 4:27 AM

Novaxx on FIRE!.

by Anonymousreply 25November 16, 2022 2:20 PM

R20 how about a sleazy, closeted Spaniard who uses every medical excuse under the sun to explain loses, before and after they happen? I think it's over 50 by now.

by Anonymousreply 26November 16, 2022 2:46 PM

Hi r26, please provide substantiated evidence of this 'closeted Spaniard's homosexuality; otherwise, failing such will render you as yet another internet lunatic.

by Anonymousreply 27November 16, 2022 3:06 PM

as well r26, as with any professional athlete at the top of their game on a grinding international circuit, injuries need to be managed. You've obviously never traveled in any elite athletic circles so your observations are without merit.

by Anonymousreply 28November 16, 2022 3:10 PM

Submitted without comment.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 16, 2022 4:16 PM

Here's Rafa on the exact day his wife and unborn son were in intensive care. Media reports that "his sister was with her".

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by Anonymousreply 30November 16, 2022 4:22 PM

Here's Rafa dancing in a gay bar while his wife is home pregnant. It was the day after he quit Wimby.

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by Anonymousreply 31November 16, 2022 4:25 PM

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

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by Anonymousreply 32November 16, 2022 4:27 PM

The Koolhof/Skupski Mektic/Pavic match is a lot of damn hot prime beef on court at once.

by Anonymousreply 33November 16, 2022 4:33 PM

--Very less is known about Nadal’s sister as she tries to stay away from the limelight. However, it is interesting to know that she has played a huge role in his brother’s marriage to his long-time girlfriend Xisca Perello.--

I wonder what they mean by that and why no one in the media asks about it?

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by Anonymousreply 34November 16, 2022 4:37 PM

Good lord, none of the above is substantiated evidence, but rather mentally-ill musings by disengaged observers in the peanut-gallery. One has to wonder if any of these people have ever experienced a friendship or had a normal family relationship with their siblings.

by Anonymousreply 35November 16, 2022 5:47 PM

R35 put a mirror to your face, Mental Midget. Sometimes it is right in front of you, loser.

by Anonymousreply 36November 16, 2022 7:04 PM

try harder r36, try harder...

by Anonymousreply 37November 16, 2022 7:35 PM

Rublev what a flop today against Djokovic. I was thinking maybe he'd have a chance on these faster courts but nope

by Anonymousreply 38November 16, 2022 9:35 PM

Who do you think has the bigger cock, Tsitsi or Meddy? I think Tsitsi. It's always been the more prominent bulge. Tho Meddy has a nice one.

by Anonymousreply 39November 16, 2022 10:15 PM

both probably uncut and smelly. no thank you!

by Anonymousreply 40November 16, 2022 10:20 PM

Oh baby . Nadal makes Rune Holger look straight

by Anonymousreply 41November 17, 2022 5:06 AM

Tsitsipas pulled out a tough one versus Medvedev. It was a rather strange match. Tsitsy did everything he could to hand it to Medvedev. He blew a couple important points in the second set tiebreak, then was down a break to Medvedev after he had a terrible service game. Medvedev was serving for the match at 5-3 when he threw in a terrible game to hand the break back to Tsitsipas. Then in the third set tiebreak, Medvedev dropped a smelly turd and went down 5-0, then 6-1, then lost 7-1. Tons of errors from Medvedev in the tiebreak. Now Medvedev is out along with Nadal. Good. Can't stand either of them.

by Anonymousreply 42November 17, 2022 5:43 AM

so now Ruud and Djokovic advance to the SF

last 2 spots tbd

FAA vs. Fritz today

then on Friday Tsitsipas vs. Rublev

it'll be interesting to see what Nadal has left against Ruud and Medvedev against Djokovic since they're eliminated and in poor form

by Anonymousreply 43November 17, 2022 10:37 AM

Ruud is a total pussy. He goes down to a slumping Nadal in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5. I continue to be unimpressed with Ruud's play.

by Anonymousreply 44November 17, 2022 4:03 PM

He was already in the SF so this match didn't mean much. Nadal looked better today but I still think he has postpartum depression.

This was a fun interview. Felix is adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 17, 2022 4:20 PM

lol Nadal loses to Tiafoe, Paul, Fritz and FAA over the past 2 1/2 months but Ruud still cannot beat him

by Anonymousreply 46November 17, 2022 11:21 PM

Fritz def. FAA in 3 sets. First 2 were so tight.

So first SF is Djokovic vs. Fritz

Ruud will play winner of Tsitsipas vs. Rublev

by Anonymousreply 47November 17, 2022 11:23 PM

Somewhat bizarre match between Djokovic and Medvedev. Djokovic looked gassed toward the end of the second set but managed to hold on for a three-set victory with the third decided in a tiebreak. Djokovic still looked tired throughout but managed to push himself to the finish line. I've got to wonder what his chances are in the semis and finals if he looks this tired in the round robin.

by Anonymousreply 48November 18, 2022 4:26 PM

If he Daddy can push NoVaxxx to 3 sets maybe he has a chance. Medvedev totally blew that third set.

by Anonymousreply 49November 18, 2022 6:36 PM

really didn't expect Medvedev to be the one to go 0-3 in round robin. He's normally 1 of the best indoor players

by Anonymousreply 50November 18, 2022 8:58 PM

Tennis love drama as Nick Kyrgios is poised to play mixed doubles with his ex Ajla Tomljanovic at new tournament after they 'broke up over bad boy leaving nightclub with two women'

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios is poised to play mixed doubles with former flame Ajla Tomljanovic at the United Cup in December.

Kyrgios and Tomljanovic will both represent Australia at the inaugural tournament from December 29 to January 8 after dating between 2015 and 2017.

They reportedly went their separate ways after Kyrgios was seen leaving a London nightclub with two women in 2017, after which she scrubbed him out of her Instagram page.

by Anonymousreply 51November 18, 2022 9:32 PM

Rublev was more clutch than Tsitsipas wow

so it's:

Djokovic vs. Fritz

Ruud vs. Rublev

by Anonymousreply 52November 19, 2022 3:16 AM

Novak Djokovic claims freedom of speech is 'just an illusion' as he hits back at criticism of being 'fake' and wanting 'to be loved' over his decision to be unvaccinated during the Covid pandemic

People sometimes think I'm fake, that I do certain things because I want to be loved,' Djokovic told Italian newspaper outlet La Stampa.

'It's not like that, I'm just trying to be genuine. It's something we're losing.

'It is not possible to please everyone but by now the politically correct forces us to give up expressing our ideas with respect, without hatred, but with freedom. Freedom of speech for me today is just an illusion.'

He added: 'I had an extraordinary example of this this year, with what happened to me around the vaccine issue,' he added.

'I expressed myself for the freedom to be able to dispose of one's body, and immediately I was accused of being a no-vax, which I am not. If you don't belong to a certain way of thinking, you quickly become the bad guy. That's not good.'

Djokovic, who will compete in the Australian Open this year after his visa ban was scrapped, is currently unbeaten at the ATP Finals in Turin.

by Anonymousreply 53November 19, 2022 8:13 AM

playing the victim of course

and he of course won't mention that he either caught covid a second time at the end of last year but ran around Serbia maskless exposing others before trying to use it as an exemption to enter Australia without getting vaccinated OR he got a crooked Serbian doctor to lie and say he tested positive in an attempt to get an exemption to Australia's vaccination rule for entry

either way he's an asshole

I hate how most people are just focusing on him choosing not to get vaccinated.

by Anonymousreply 54November 19, 2022 10:00 AM

How the United Cup is different than the Hopman Cup?

by Anonymousreply 55November 19, 2022 10:46 AM

Is the ATP Cup happening in 2023? Just a month after Davis Cup?

by Anonymousreply 56November 19, 2022 11:38 AM

Courier said that the Tittypass family needs therapy. What happened? I didn't see the match.

by Anonymousreply 57November 19, 2022 3:52 PM

People who blather on about "freedom of speech" really mean "freedom from responsibility." They believe they should be able to say whatever they want and every single other person in the world should just nod along quietly. I would have had no issue with him not taking the vaccine as long as he was also willing to gladly accept the professional consequences of that. He just didn't think the rules should apply to HIM.

The Russian and Belarussian players getting banned because of their home country's political leader's horrible, murderous, decisions have much more reason to legitimately complain. Novak made his choice personally; Medvedev, Rublev, and company had zero input on killing Ukrainians.

by Anonymousreply 58November 19, 2022 3:58 PM

R57, his parents argued during the match. Tsitsipas then yelled "shut the fuck up" his father and hit a ball at him. (Apparently trying to striking a spectator is fine as long as you are related to the spectator).

by Anonymousreply 59November 19, 2022 5:06 PM

Tsitsy is a head case. End of story.

by Anonymousreply 60November 19, 2022 5:14 PM

A citybus needs to hit that entire clan.

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by Anonymousreply 61November 19, 2022 5:25 PM

Disrespect a fellow player, specially if is someone well liked like Rublev doesn't seem the best way to become popular.

Stefanos generation has a big problem, because they were unable to dethrone the big three and by the time the big three retire (or totally decline) they will be unable to dominate against Alcaraz, Rune, Felix and the rest of younger players

by Anonymousreply 62November 19, 2022 6:51 PM

Even on this fast court, Fritz just couldn't take out Djokovic. He gave him a rough ride but also failed to serve out the second set

I don't see Ruud or Rublev stopping Djokovic unfortunately

by Anonymousreply 63November 19, 2022 7:05 PM

Unfortunately no. Fritz was the best option to eliminate him but Daddy is still pretty bad at tight matches.

Tell what you want about Rune, but at least he kid doesn't have fear

by Anonymousreply 64November 19, 2022 7:09 PM

^Crazy especially that Novaxx looked gassed yesterday and Daddy had the day off.

A win tomorrow would earn Novaxx 4.7 million, the biggest payday in tennis history. He's already the single highest prize money winner at 160m.

Guess which player went onto the court in a Darth Vader mask?

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by Anonymousreply 65November 19, 2022 7:16 PM

Novak is very far from his best but most players are totally unable to beat him.

Anyway he needs to improve a lot if he wants to win Australia, because he doesn't seem fit to endure five sets matches

by Anonymousreply 66November 19, 2022 7:19 PM

Someone needs to tell these youngsters that it pays to be likable. I like Alcaraz and Ruud because a. they’re super talented and b. they’re good dudes (for all I know). Rune, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios... y’all got some work to do.

by Anonymousreply 67November 19, 2022 9:13 PM

it's a shame Alcaraz is injured. His presence is sorely missed. Even if he loses a match he gives his opponent hell

I'll be surprised if Ruud gets more than 7 games off Djokovic in the final. He seems to be new bridesmaid on tour. 2 slam runnerups, a Masters final and now WTF final.

by Anonymousreply 68November 19, 2022 9:59 PM

Ugh, boring-ass Ruud in the final. I agree with above posters that Fritz was probably the best chance to knock out Djokovic. Too bad Alcaraz was injured. I hope Alcaraz recovers and wins the Australian by beating Djokovic in the final. That would be awesome to see.

by Anonymousreply 69November 19, 2022 10:58 PM

Will they award any ranking points in the United Cup?

by Anonymousreply 70November 20, 2022 3:35 AM

[quote] Will they award any ranking points in the United Cup?

[quote] In 2022, it was announced that a new mixed-gender event, the United Cup, will replace the failed ATP Cup as the warm-up event leading up to the Australian Open in January. Unlike its previous iterations, ranking points will be on offer for singles competitors, as well as prize money.

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by Anonymousreply 71November 20, 2022 3:38 AM

[quote] Anyway [Djokovic] needs to improve a lot if he wants to win Australia, because he doesn't seem fit to endure five sets matches

🧪 💉 ⚛️

He’ll be fine.

by Anonymousreply 72November 20, 2022 9:20 AM

Thanks for info R71

by Anonymousreply 73November 20, 2022 9:24 AM

R72 He'll be fine as long as he gets an open draw like in Wimbledon, if he has to face tough matches since round four he is not going to win.

And the same for Nadal (not even at Roland Garros).

And of course if Alcaraz and Rune keep progressing at the same rhythm i think Nadal will retire soon (Nole will be competitive, but not dominant, for a couple of years)

by Anonymousreply 74November 20, 2022 11:53 AM

I tend to agree with you, R74. I think we're seeing Nadal finally at that point where his style of play is simply too rough on his aging body. Amazing that he was able to win Slams into his mid-30s. I remember when he was young all the tennis pundits said he'd burn his body out by late 20s/early 30s. I think the mental midgets on the ATP tour helped him and the rest of the Big 3 stay on top, or at least were a factor in their continued dominance. Also, I haven't really seen anyone with the talent that Alcaraz has emerge during the Big 3's reign.

I think the 22 and under club will really test Nadal and Djokovic next year. I don't think Roland Garros will be the usual cake walk for Nadal. Even this year Nadal got a bit lucky at RG. He had a fairly easy draw to the quarters, then Djokovic played a terrible match despite being up a break in the 4th, then Alcaraz played a poor match to lose to Zverev in the quarters, then Zverev got injured while playing Nadal in the semis, then Ruud delivered a totally pussy-ass effort in the final. I don't think it'll be as easy for Nadal next year, but you still can't count him out.

Djokovic's playing style is easier on his body than Nadal's, so I can see him still competing for titles and even the #1 ranking for the next year or two. But the 22 and under club are hungry to win and (finally!) don't fear Nadal and Djokovic like the 23+ club, and one of their own (Alcaraz) now has a Slam, further motivating the rest of them. 2023 should be an interesting year!

by Anonymousreply 75November 20, 2022 1:47 PM

Batty she-hulk Aryna Sabalenka cleans up nicely and would make a convincing 80s Cosmo covergirl.

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by Anonymousreply 76November 20, 2022 3:17 PM

Nick Bollettieri (91) won't be among us for much longer. Some websites are already reporting he has died but I don't think that's true

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by Anonymousreply 77November 20, 2022 6:40 PM

R76 She looks great

by Anonymousreply 78November 20, 2022 6:45 PM


That’s my very reserved opinion regarding the result of set one.

by Anonymousreply 79November 20, 2022 7:07 PM

OH, Casper is doing exactly the same he did against Rafa.

His numbers are atrocious against top 3 players

by Anonymousreply 80November 20, 2022 7:08 PM

Boobs out

by Anonymousreply 81November 20, 2022 7:55 PM

Boobs Out !. What a year from deportation and complete humiliation to the biggest payday in tennis history. AO 2023 should be one of the best in years.

One day a GS stadium will bear his name, just like Margaret (don't call me Peg) Court; right Djokerhaters?

For celebration, here's a fun video of substantiated heterosexual Nadal, drunk dancing adorably. Davis Cup Argentina 2011.

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by Anonymousreply 82November 20, 2022 8:06 PM

I'd love to see a video of Nadal dancing with his wife, the only woman he's ever loved, but alas, none exisit because she's so private. I guess I'll just have to settle with him and Pico.

by Anonymousreply 83November 20, 2022 8:15 PM

Ruud did have a good week finally getting some more top 10 wins but those were of course lower top 10 players

He's still helpless against the big 2 and if Alcaraz maintains his level after recovering from injury, Ruud won't be beating him either. He's the new bridesmaid. I won't be surprised if he reaches another slam final next year and will only have a shot if the opponent is not Nadal, Djokovic, Alcaraz or even Rune who is rapidly improving

hoping at the 2023 Oz open that Djokovic is in the same quarter as Rune

isn't it pathetic we're still wondering when Djokovic's dominance will end? The guys in their mid to late 20s are just so weak.

by Anonymousreply 84November 20, 2022 9:50 PM

Rafa is HAF in that vid.

by Anonymousreply 85November 20, 2022 10:48 PM

Thanks r82, I just fell in love with Rafa all over again.

by Anonymousreply 86November 21, 2022 12:00 AM

Has he ever danced with a girl like that?

by Anonymousreply 87November 21, 2022 12:04 AM

The whole 'Rafa is closeted' routine is exhausted and as flaccidly impotent as the sex life of his basement dwelling 'gay incel' detractors. I mean, sorry losers, but your dreams really don't come true.

by Anonymousreply 88November 21, 2022 12:49 AM

this week there's Davis Cup

by Anonymousreply 89November 21, 2022 12:51 AM

Why isn't Rafa playing Davis Cup? They are holding in his hometown. Too busy playing Daddy to Raphael Jr??

by Anonymousreply 90November 21, 2022 2:10 AM

R90 because Nadal and Ruud are so busy with their Latin America tour

so fans can watch Nadal embarrass Ruud in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico

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by Anonymousreply 91November 21, 2022 3:11 AM

I guess he doesn't want to stay home with his wife and new baby. Maybe he needs the money. I mean, who would actually choose to go tour Latin American hot spots with a darling 23yo Norwegian.

There is absolutely NOTHING gay about that at all. How very dare you.

by Anonymousreply 92November 21, 2022 11:01 AM

I don't want to hear Nadal complaining in January that he's "so injured". He has time to go on a 5 country exho tour right after bombing out of the World Tour Finals...

by Anonymousreply 93November 21, 2022 11:05 AM

He didn't stay home while she was pregnant, he didn't leave Wimbledon to see her in the hospital when her life and the baby's life were in danger. When he got the stomach injury and withdrew he was out dancing with men 24 hours later. Now he's leaving his wife for a fun trip around SA with his Uncle's protege.

So much for "family is more important than tennis".

by Anonymousreply 94November 21, 2022 12:30 PM

He has never seen the baby. He was airbrushed in.

by Anonymousreply 95November 21, 2022 1:09 PM

It hasn't been substantiated that there is a baby.

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by Anonymousreply 96November 21, 2022 8:59 PM

BECK HOME FOR XMAS Jailed former tennis ace Boris Becker will be deported to Germany in time for Christmas

He has been approved for a fast-track scheme under which foreign cons are sent to their home countries to ease the pressure on British prisons.

The ex-Wimbledon champ, 54, was sentenced to two and a half years in April for hiding £2.5million in assets while bankrupt but sources say he will walk free next month.

One prison source said: “He’s been signed up to a scheme that means he’ll be home in time for Christmas.”

The disgraced star has spent seven months in Huntercomb prison, Oxon.

But he has been accepted on to the early release scheme which allows “any foreign national serving a fixed sentence who is liable for removal from the UK to be removed from prison and deported up to 12 months before the earliest release point of their sentence”.

Offenders benefit by cutting up to 135 days from their sentences if they agree to go home.

His former spokesman said: “We are pleased for Boris that he may qualify for an early release and be able to travel to Germany, albeit England has been his home for many, many years.

"I’m sure it will mean a lot to him and his family to be reunited for Christmas.”

A Home Office spokesman said: “Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity.”

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by Anonymousreply 97November 22, 2022 3:52 PM

Becker's backdoor is still intact,?

by Anonymousreply 98November 23, 2022 2:34 AM

Nadal y Ruud visitan Iguazu. Que romantico!

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by Anonymousreply 99November 23, 2022 1:46 PM

Djokovic is 35. I bet he stays very competitive for about 3 more years winning at least 3 or 4 more slams then falls off the closer he gets to 40.

by Anonymousreply 100November 23, 2022 1:52 PM

Have you seen Rublev's "girfriend"? lol

by Anonymousreply 101November 23, 2022 3:05 PM

R101 no. post link

by Anonymousreply 102November 23, 2022 3:45 PM

I wonder if Rafa's gonna give it up to Casper?

by Anonymousreply 103November 23, 2022 5:20 PM

Given the way Casper plays against Nadal and Djokovic, I think it's more likely Casper will give it up to Nadal.

by Anonymousreply 104November 23, 2022 7:24 PM

R100 That' will depend of how fast Alcaraz and Rune develop. If they progress at the same rhythm they did this year, next year will be the last Djokovic will have chances

R101 What happens with Rublev's girfriend? i thought he was one of the few single guys in the circuit

by Anonymousreply 105November 23, 2022 8:16 PM

R102 I don't have one. I saw her during Finals. Some new chick, she looks like sister of Frit's Gf. Where did he buy her?

by Anonymousreply 106November 23, 2022 8:32 PM

Backdoor Becker!

by Anonymousreply 107November 24, 2022 12:23 AM

Croatia def. Spain

Cilic won a real shitfest against PCB. Amazing how Cilic has been in a slump for several years but still dominates PCB and countryman Coric

Coric def. RBA in 2 tough sets

tomorrow on thanksgiving USA faces Italy and Canada vs. Germany

by Anonymousreply 108November 24, 2022 2:16 AM

Why the hell Taylor F is playing Davis Cup?

And in January he would complain about the injury.or exhaustion just like he did after US open.

None of Top 10 players are playing.

by Anonymousreply 109November 24, 2022 10:30 AM

Mardy Fish getting a lot of criticism for not picking Rajeev Ram for the US team. Ram is the number 1 player in the world, won the US Open and the ATP finals but was left off the team. The US lost the deciding doubles match in the QF to Italy.

by Anonymousreply 110November 24, 2022 6:03 PM

Shapo getting booed at Davis Cup in Spain. Crabby attitude, racket smashing etc.

by Anonymousreply 111November 24, 2022 6:04 PM

I do hope Shapo finally begins to fulfill his potential soon. Lots to like, but he's making it difficult for himself.

by Anonymousreply 112November 25, 2022 1:00 AM

Yes, R112. Perhaps he’ll soon be able to identify Canada on a map.

by Anonymousreply 113November 25, 2022 1:03 AM

None of the top Canadian players even live in Canada

Shapovalov and Pospisil live in Bahamas

FAA and Ranoic are in Monte Carlo

by Anonymousreply 114November 25, 2022 1:25 AM

Is the porcine Milos Raonic still playing?

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by Anonymousreply 115November 25, 2022 1:28 AM

[quote]None of the top Canadian players even live in Canada

As told by Matthew Perry in his book, you cannot seriously compete in tennis if you only play six months in a year due to the weather. Even playing indoor is not an option with below zero temperatures. That's why all the kids from Canada are crossing the border and heading South to either California or Florida. Like Bouchard for the latter. Which is great if you think about it, because all she gets paid to do these days is the shoot the yearly swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. Her career to me was the worst slow-moving tennis career crash since I have no idea. She only won a little over six million dollars in prize money across her career, which, if you think about it, is only 27% more than what Djokovic earned last week, in one week!

by Anonymousreply 116November 25, 2022 11:20 AM

Did Matthew Perry play tennis?

by Anonymousreply 117November 25, 2022 11:23 AM

Popsicle and Shapo play dubs

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by Anonymousreply 118November 25, 2022 11:28 AM

facial hair

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by Anonymousreply 119November 25, 2022 11:41 AM

[quote]Did Matthew Perry play tennis?

Yes he was. He was one of the most promising tennis player of Canada in his age group, so he decided to move to his father's place in California at 15. He met a much stronger competition there and he just relented. He also met alcohol and he never relented with that one. Tennis was off the picture, and alcohol was ON.

by Anonymousreply 120November 25, 2022 11:42 AM

Bolelli and the Fog win in dubs

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by Anonymousreply 121November 25, 2022 11:58 AM

Bouchard got such a large payout from the US Open she doesn't need to ever play again, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 122November 25, 2022 3:26 PM

Luca Van Assche (18) and Leandro Riedi (20) had great results at the end of the season. Both will end in the top 200 and will play qualification for the Australian Open

by Anonymousreply 123November 26, 2022 11:03 AM

Apparently when Bouchard got dropped by Nike she still wanted to keep up appearances so she and her boyfriend went out and bought Nike's latest tennis collection.

by Anonymousreply 124November 26, 2022 11:26 AM

Bouchard has struggled in her comeback since August. She did get wins over 2 players ranked #87 and #100 and for the most part plays competitive matches against both top players and lower ranked ones but she's going to need to get some wins early next year because the WCs will run out. She's 28 now and there are plenty of up-and-coming girls with hype that tournaments will give them to instead at this point.

by Anonymousreply 125November 26, 2022 7:39 PM

Davis Cup final will be Australia vs. Canada

by Anonymousreply 126November 26, 2022 9:10 PM

Australia is next to Swissdenland!

by Anonymousreply 127November 26, 2022 9:16 PM

DumDum's losing all his matches. Felix is carrying Canada.

by Anonymousreply 128November 26, 2022 9:46 PM

Is Popsicle only playing doubles with Shapo, or has he played singles too?

by Anonymousreply 129November 26, 2022 9:51 PM

Shapo and Popsicle won in dubs.

by Anonymousreply 130November 26, 2022 10:06 PM

They had to put Felix in the dubs today as DumDum was clearly going to blow it.

by Anonymousreply 131November 26, 2022 10:09 PM

^ your OCD hatred of Shapo is sad

[quote]“That’s the good thing about having many good players on the team,” said Auger-Aliassime. “I feel like Denis and Vasek played really well yesterday to come back and win, but Denis had a long match, and we knew coming this week that we could make some changes depending on how singles went.

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by Anonymousreply 132November 26, 2022 10:21 PM

R132 I don't hate him FFS! It's 'pointless bitchery'

by Anonymousreply 133November 26, 2022 10:23 PM

Shapo must be the promising player with less progression over the years.

Felix is carrying the team like a real number one but Shapo is failing miserably

by Anonymousreply 134November 27, 2022 11:14 AM

Canada wins

it helped yesterday not having the likes of Berrettini or Sinner

and it helped today not having Kyrgios

interestingly this was the first time Shapovalov and Kokkinakis played each other. Kokkinakis isn't a good enough athlete to keep up with Shapovalov

at least indoors FAA has improved to a point where De Minaur is not going to bother him

by Anonymousreply 135November 27, 2022 8:37 PM

[quote]but Shapo is failing miserably

He won in dubs with Popsicle and he beat the Kokk in singles.

Your hatred isn't a good look on you.

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by Anonymousreply 136November 27, 2022 11:48 PM

I hope Popsicle celebrated by letting his huge dick out for some air.

by Anonymousreply 137November 28, 2022 11:19 PM

I watched a pic of two french players kissing (i think one of them is top 100 on doubles) but i didn't hear anything about a coming out, maybe because both are too low profiles

by Anonymousreply 138December 7, 2022 7:31 PM

^ A lot of people think they weren't being serious, just another lame 'joke'. If you look closer they aren't really kissing

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by Anonymousreply 139December 7, 2022 7:44 PM

Yeah, that's what i thought too (even if it's not exactly smart to do that).

by Anonymousreply 140December 7, 2022 7:48 PM

so it's Zverev and Melo all over again?

by Anonymousreply 141December 8, 2022 9:53 AM

Wow you'd think they would best 3 out of 5 in this Diriyah tournament, seeing each set is just a super tiebreak.

by Anonymousreply 142December 8, 2022 10:32 AM

R141 But very very low profile

by Anonymousreply 143December 8, 2022 11:47 AM


Nick Bollettieri died.

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by Anonymousreply 144December 8, 2022 12:09 PM

R142 I think that was the previous round, in this round they seem to play normal sets

by Anonymousreply 145December 8, 2022 1:16 PM

why they play to 10? ridicolous

by Anonymousreply 146December 8, 2022 1:57 PM

do you have stream?

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