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The Gays and Tennis Part 139 -- Another Week in Oz!

Welcome back, tennis fans!

As we get to the business end of the year's first slam, everyone is wondering:

Will Sabalenka complete their transition before Saturday's final?

Will Ben Shelton withdraw with an acute case of acne?

Will Our Tommy finally oblige his many fans and present hole?

Can anyone short of Jeff Gilooly stop Novaxx?

Well Jelena be cast as Violet in the next Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Will Jess Pegula win more fans, and win it all??

All these, and more pressing questions to be answered, as we soldier on down in OZ!!

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by Anonymousreply 242January 28, 2023 10:13 PM

Thanks for the new thread Ms. OP! I was just about to write one but you beat me to the pop.

Those are definitely the questions we need answers to!

Here's Last DL Boyfriend Standing, Tommy Paul, for a gratuitous bit of eye-candy to set us on our merry way.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 23, 2023 12:55 PM

bye JJ :-(

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by Anonymousreply 2January 23, 2023 12:56 PM

Osteopenia is quite the character- looks like Queen Victoria, way out of shape, clocks every ball- when in she wins, questions the line calls of a computer system… I gather she is universally disliked by her peers.

Not Tommy- great guy and a total cupcake!

by Anonymousreply 3January 23, 2023 1:03 PM

Thanks for the new thread, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4January 23, 2023 2:05 PM

So Wolf has a fanboy? He may not be trailer trash, but he sure looks like it.

by Anonymousreply 5January 23, 2023 2:57 PM

Good nutrition has given him some length of bone, R5.

by Anonymousreply 6January 23, 2023 2:59 PM

Jethro Jasper Wolf

by Anonymousreply 7January 23, 2023 3:09 PM

What can I say, R5. I like thicc mins.

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 5:29 PM

R8 = Pam Shriver

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 5:37 PM

Really sensational for Tommy Paul to beat RBA, wow. I just didn't think our Tommy had it in him. He's improved.

Thinking back to a chat I had last summer with a guy on Grindr who was a tennis player, said he saw Tommy naked in a locker room once and said he had a nice, big dick. So that's a lovely image.

Shelton is annoying, I agree, but fun for the game.

No one is beating Novak unless he gets injured. Wow--what a dismantling of Demon. Could Novak make a run at the calendar Slam again?

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 6:25 PM

I think JJWolf would be quicker around the court (and would therefore win more matches) if he got a smaller, lighter crucifix to hang around his neck. Still, you can never make it too obvious you're a bible basher.

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 6:25 PM

Three Americans in the quarters - and not even the top ranked ones - Fritz and Tiafoe. Not sure we have a future Slam Champ - but there’s a LOT of good Americans right now. Commentators seem to think Korda and Shelton are the best bet for future Slams - which doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be the most consistent tour players.

by Anonymousreply 12January 23, 2023 6:40 PM

Watching Djokovic-Demon highlights. Holy Jesus, did Novak play well.

by Anonymousreply 13January 23, 2023 6:43 PM

I love Shelton's energy and ebullience. Even if it's collegiate and over the top, it's all good spirited and he speaks intelligently about game strategy, etc.

by Anonymousreply 14January 23, 2023 7:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 15January 23, 2023 7:22 PM

K. Hemsworth team or Seb team?

Tsitsy team or Lehecka team?

Rublev team or “Nole” team?

Shelton team or Paul team?

by Anonymousreply 16January 23, 2023 9:25 PM

Rybakina team or Peppa Pig team?

Pegula team or Azarenka team?

ova, Plisk team or Linette team?

Sabalenka team or Vekic team?

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 9:28 PM

Novak could lose his left hand and still win this.

Ugh. He's so going to be the GOAT and I hate it!

by Anonymousreply 18January 23, 2023 9:29 PM

If so, goatiest GOAT ever.

by Anonymousreply 19January 23, 2023 9:39 PM

I am GOAT!

by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 9:54 PM

[quote]he saw Tommy naked in a locker room once and said he had a nice, big dick

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by Anonymousreply 21January 23, 2023 10:10 PM

Karen H Team or Seb Team?

Titsy Team or Czech guy Team?

by Anonymousreply 22January 23, 2023 10:16 PM

Rybakina v Peppa is kinda 'Beauty and the Beast', isn't it?

At least comparatively.

by Anonymousreply 23January 23, 2023 10:19 PM

Djokovic is always well dressed on the court.

by Anonymousreply 24January 23, 2023 10:21 PM

His only redeeming quality, R24, other than tennis skills?

by Anonymousreply 25January 23, 2023 10:53 PM

My biggest issue with Novaxx is that he has really FLAT ass.

by Anonymousreply 26January 23, 2023 10:54 PM

:'-(

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by Anonymousreply 27January 23, 2023 10:58 PM

Like an aerial map of North Dakota

by Anonymousreply 28January 23, 2023 11:14 PM

yeah, definitely old man ass

by Anonymousreply 29January 23, 2023 11:23 PM

One of the Tennis Podcast hosts interviewed Ben Shelton after his win. Said, despite the kid giving multiple back-to-back interviews, he was unfailingly polite, firm handshake, gave long answers to have question. He was really impressed with how Ben carried himself in all his press duties.

Also, Ben said Tommy is the player who has most taken him under his wing.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 12:38 AM

Is Ben the United States-version of FAA?

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 12:48 AM

R41, not even close. Ben wishes See, Ben is missing something Felix has, it's called Talent

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 12:54 AM

FAA + Mrs. Howell's sugar beets

by Anonymousreply 33January 24, 2023 12:56 AM

It's PorkyPiggy Time! So far Rybakina seems in control. Penko tends to sometimes go off the boil with over-hitting.

by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 2:37 AM

Petunia's mumu this Aussie Open isn't as tragic as they normally are.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 2:43 AM

I want to see Ostapenko hoist the winners trophy as the proudly rubenesque lades champion!

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 2:52 AM

Osterpenko.

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 3:14 AM

How can a tennis player be fat when she's running around all the time?

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 3:21 AM

[quote] How can a tennis player be fat when she's running around all the time?

Don't interrupt. I'm having a snack.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 3:26 AM

Weight is said to be 80% diet, 20% exercise so she's clearly pigging out. It's pretty easy to still eat too much when being fit and exercising regularly.

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 3:32 AM

Did Jelena Dokic eat Jelena Doric?

by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 3:39 AM

Omg, what is Jelena Dokic wearing? Hideous, she looks like a big green toad.

by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 3:40 AM

Peppa Pig out.

by Anonymousreply 43January 24, 2023 3:41 AM

Ostapenko is kinda spoiled, but I still like her. Her facial expressions are Oscar worthy!

by Anonymousreply 44January 24, 2023 3:43 AM

There is gonna be a half a dozen kangaroo burgers that will be paying the price for this loss and those "line calls".

by Anonymousreply 45January 24, 2023 3:46 AM

Why is there an obese woman doing the post match interviews? Its uncomfortable to watch. Watching her interview Rybakina was like Lena Dunham interview Taylor Swift.

by Anonymousreply 46January 24, 2023 3:48 AM

K. Hemsworth team or Seb team?

by Anonymousreply 47January 24, 2023 4:00 AM

Hemsworth mostly because I irrationally don't like Alice repositioning her band all the time and he's pretty easy to look at.

by Anonymousreply 48January 24, 2023 4:03 AM

Is Tommy Paul a deplorable too like every other male American tennis player?

by Anonymousreply 49January 24, 2023 4:20 AM

R38 Do you post on the SDMB?

by Anonymousreply 50January 24, 2023 5:22 AM

Break! Cmon K. Hemsworth, hold.

by Anonymousreply 51January 24, 2023 5:25 AM

"Is Ben the United States-version of FAA?"

He's tall and biracial. So in that aspect he's the US FAA.

by Anonymousreply 52January 24, 2023 5:30 AM

Korda-Hemsworth is pretty boring. It's like they're STILL feeling each other out. So Seb has a wrist injury?

by Anonymousreply 53January 24, 2023 5:31 AM

I give Jelana Dokic's obesity a pass only because she was majorly abused by her father - like cruel torture - and ate to cope. Plus she stopped being a pro athlete, so there's that - not as many calories burned. She seems sweet.

by Anonymousreply 54January 24, 2023 5:34 AM

K. Hemsworth ahead 2-0.

by Anonymousreply 55January 24, 2023 5:36 AM

I think we might be looking at a Khachanov semi...

*giggles*

by Anonymousreply 56January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

Yep, looks like Alice band's dream run is going to end, especially with that wrist injury.

by Anonymousreply 57January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

"[R41], not even close. Ben wishes See, Ben is missing something Felix has, it's called Talent."

What ? They're three year and change apart, which is huge in tennis time. They both play incredibly straight forward games - not a lot of nuance. Big serves, big forehands. Shelton has gone from like No. 560 to No. 43 in a year. Felix really isn't that much more talented. Better looking, yes. More accomplished because he's been on tour longer, yes. But truly more talented? I doubt that. And I'm saying that as someone who knows that Ben is a nice person, yet he annoys the fuck out of me.

by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2023 5:39 AM

Seb walkover.

by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2023 5:50 AM

Karen's chest hair peeking out over the top of his colour is hot.

by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 6:03 AM

Boring matches today.

The "teams" have probably already been posted for today, but for Pegula, I'd suggest "Billionaire Girl's Club team".

by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 6:05 AM

Looks like Billionaire Girl is the fav against Azarenka. I think she'd give Rybakina more trouble in a semi-final - would keep the ball in play more so Rybakina would have to keep serving great since she has a better serve.

by Anonymousreply 62January 24, 2023 6:08 AM

Or she could be Heineken Beer Girl. She really is so unassuming for a billionaire's daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 63January 24, 2023 6:11 AM

Felix (8/8/00) is just a couple of years older than Ben (10/9/02). It seems like more since Felix reached his first Challenger main draw eight years ago, and he's much more reserved and less demonstrative.

by Anonymousreply 64January 24, 2023 6:14 AM

I like Pegula. She's married and I'm wondering what the husband's situation is.

From Wiki:

"In 2021, Pegula married Taylor Gahagen, a corporate executive for Pegula Sports and Entertainment and an animal philanthropist.

In August 2016, it was announced that Pegula and her sister would be opening a quick-serve restaurant called Healthy Scratch in LECOM Harborcenter, an ice hockey-themed mixed-use development owned by her parents in Buffalo, New York. The Healthy Scratch business was to be expanded to food truck service in 2017. In 2017, Pegula introduced her own skin-care line called Ready 24."

This all sounds so "rich girl." A husband who works for her parents; "animal philanthropist," restaurant, skin care line.

She's like bizarro, not a bitch, Shiv Roy.

by Anonymousreply 65January 24, 2023 6:17 AM

R45, a half-dozen?

Bitch please. Maybe to start.

by Anonymousreply 66January 24, 2023 6:18 AM

[quote] a half-dozen?

[quote] Bitch please. Maybe to start.

She calls 12 kangaroo burgers "sliders" because they slide right down.

by Anonymousreply 67January 24, 2023 6:23 AM

Azarenka is playing so well - aggressive and accurate. Very enjoyable to watch so far but not good for poor Jess.

by Anonymousreply 68January 24, 2023 8:31 AM

Big Noise From Lehecka Team or Citybus/Greek Asshole Team?

by Anonymousreply 69January 24, 2023 8:50 AM

Shtefanosh Shitshipash.

by Anonymousreply 70January 24, 2023 8:53 AM

Citybus for me. I just need someone to be ABD (Anyone But Djokovic) and maybe - not likely but maybe - he can be ABD.

by Anonymousreply 71January 24, 2023 8:53 AM

Interesting stat there that Pegula stands significantly behind the baseline compared to Azarenka who on average actually is slightly in front of it. And when I see her come to the net which helps her finish off some points, I have a harder time imagining Pegula having the courage to do that either.

by Anonymousreply 72January 24, 2023 8:56 AM

R71 yeah, it's that stage of the tournament where actual preferences go out the window and you have to back whoever might beat either of The Great Satans Of Tennis: either NoVaxxx, or Kuntios (if he's actually bothering to play)

by Anonymousreply 73January 24, 2023 8:58 AM

OMG VIKA!

Pegula FLOPS massively!

by Anonymousreply 74January 24, 2023 9:53 AM

Ostapenko. That’s attractive.

by Anonymousreply 75January 24, 2023 10:27 AM

gotta love how Rod Laver always has a bunch of women surrounding him and sucking up to him.

by Anonymousreply 76January 24, 2023 10:32 AM

I'm really starting to like Lehecka - he doesn't seem to be intimidated by anyone.

by Anonymousreply 77January 24, 2023 11:11 AM

bye Peppa

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by Anonymousreply 78January 24, 2023 11:20 AM

St. Karen!

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by Anonymousreply 79January 24, 2023 11:24 AM

Didn't Tommy Paul spend time with Elton and his husband? I don't think Tommy is unaware of his appeal to gay men. Isn't his coach an once Courier love? I can still Brad Stine holding Jim's legs while he did sit ups.

by Anonymousreply 80January 24, 2023 12:05 PM

Bruce Weber photographed Tommy. He'd have to be an idiot not to understand his appeal to gay men.

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by Anonymousreply 81January 24, 2023 12:09 PM

And it looks like this year's version of Tsitsipas is Dollface Tsitsipas. He's just too cute for words, and his love for Melbourne and Australia comes across as sincere (as opposed to Djokovic's declared love for anything, which always reeks of insincerity and opportunism).

I'm rooting for the Greek guy now.

by Anonymousreply 82January 24, 2023 12:55 PM

Oh please. Still an asshole. Nearly took out a ballboy in a fit of petulance.

by Anonymousreply 83January 24, 2023 1:37 PM

The Greek players love Australia because there's a massive Greek population, especially in Melbourne, to cheer them on.

by Anonymousreply 84January 24, 2023 4:26 PM

Stef split

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by Anonymousreply 85January 24, 2023 4:32 PM

Pliskbot Team or Linette Team?

She-hulk Team or Vekic Team?

Our Tommy Team or Big Ben Team?

Ginge Pageboy Team or Novaxx Team?

by Anonymousreply 86January 24, 2023 10:18 PM

Pliskbot Team

She-Hulk Team

Our Tommy Team

Ginge Pageboy Team

by Anonymousreply 87January 24, 2023 10:42 PM

Indifferent

Indifferent

Tommy team because he’s more likely to beat Djokovic.

Rublev team because he’s more likely to beat Djokovic.

Thanks so very much for asking!

by Anonymousreply 88January 24, 2023 10:52 PM

I'm not sure about the beating Novaxx thing. Sometimes I think it takes the cockiness of youth to take these guys down. Like Rune in Paris. Shelton has nothing to lose. Not that Tommy is old, but he's not a newcomer like Shelton. Anyway, I'd love to see Tommy take Novaxx out, just thinking out loud.

by Anonymousreply 89January 24, 2023 10:55 PM

Linette defeats Pliskbot in straight sets.

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 2:29 AM

Sabalenka advances. Who's the fat girl interviewing players post match?

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 4:06 AM

Jelena Dokic - former world No. 4, ex WTA player.

I said earlier in this thread - I sort of excuse her obesity. Rough upbringing and a truly crazy, abusive father/coach. I don't know, but I'm betting she ate to cope and then she stopped playing and the weight gain probably spiraled. In her book she talks about nearly committing suicide. Upside is she's not isolating herself - that she's comfortable enough to be big and having people make comments, yet still be in public, tells me she's in an okay headspace. Given everything she's been through, she's probably not that worried about being fat. Not saying she wants to be fat, but just that she's suffered much much worse.

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 4:12 AM

Thank you, R92.

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 4:13 AM

R91 it's former pro Jelena Dokic who really porked up.

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 4:13 AM

Sabalenka is moviestar hot. And kinda pouty. If she were American she would be raking in endorsements.

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 4:17 AM

I've never watched Tommy Paul play outside of highlights. I don't know much about his game.

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 4:20 AM

Tommy team or Ben team?

by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 4:25 AM

Am I the only American happy that Chris Fowler isnt on the announce team? He needs to talk too much and takes time away from the real tennis pros. And ESPN you suck for not putting the evening sessions on ESPN 2.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 4:26 AM

R98, Fowler was on last week. So awful.

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 4:27 AM

Tommy Paul ahead 2 sets to 0.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 5:55 AM

If Tommy can keep hitting to Big Ben's misfiring backhand, he's got this.

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 5:56 AM

Ass, Ass, Baby!

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by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 6:12 AM

Holger Rune close up.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 6:23 AM

Rune abs and legs.

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by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2023 6:24 AM

Tommy's SOOOOOOOOOO nice!

Makes a nice change from the brats and the psychos.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2023 7:36 AM

Dr 'Drey Team or No Lay Team?

by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2023 8:13 AM

Djokovic's shirt keeps making me think of the Croatian flag.

Already wiping the floor with Rublev.

by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2023 9:24 AM

I like Nole's kit. It's the only thing I do like about him.

Acting like a psycho even tho he's cruising.

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2023 9:43 AM

Yeah, it's nice but he's Serbian? I could swear that I've seen similar designs on Croatian national teams. Lacoste not really thinking through things in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2023 9:54 AM

This is a rout.

🤮

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2023 10:03 AM

Moar, MOAR!

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by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2023 11:24 AM

The McEnroe’s never STFU either, but at least John knows tennis.

by Anonymousreply 112January 25, 2023 1:10 PM

[112] He knows tennis but that scratchy Nu Yawk voice is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 113January 25, 2023 1:43 PM

Sablenka is hot stuff. Typical jock girl, have no idea how hot they are

by Anonymousreply 114January 25, 2023 4:28 PM

I havent noticed Lizsha calling Novaxx Novaxsh

by Anonymousreply 115January 25, 2023 7:52 PM

I wasn't going to post this because I didn't want to be redundant but look at these 2 pictures of 100 percent adorable Tommy who will have at least 60 percent of the crowd cheering for him.

Novak has a lot of enthusiastic fans (WHO HAVE NOTHING ELSE IN HISTORY TO CHEER ABOUT), but it's all been a little too easy. Tittypass will bring a fun Greek crowd for the final.

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by Anonymousreply 116January 25, 2023 9:32 PM

Which one do you want to see play, ATP honchos?

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by Anonymousreply 117January 25, 2023 9:33 PM

Novak's defense has been as good as I've ever seen it. Just getting to everything these guys can throw at him. Unreal.

by Anonymousreply 118January 25, 2023 9:40 PM

Yep, I think the mot juste there is "unreal".

by Anonymousreply 119January 25, 2023 9:46 PM

+ mendacity

by Anonymousreply 120January 25, 2023 10:01 PM

TsiTsi actually has the game to beat Novak - if Novak happens to be a little off. But not the mentality.

Paul has no chance in hell. Still, god bless him and his hotness.

by Anonymousreply 121January 25, 2023 10:04 PM

Our Tommy

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by Anonymousreply 122January 25, 2023 10:09 PM

Rybakina team or Azarenka team?

Linette team or Sabalenka team?

by Anonymousreply 123January 25, 2023 11:09 PM

I don't feel particularly compelled.

by Anonymousreply 124January 25, 2023 11:12 PM

Asharenka.

Shabalenka.

by Anonymousreply 125January 25, 2023 11:14 PM

I'm not staying up until 2:30 am CST to watch these matches. I wouldn't for the men's semis either but they start at 9:30 pm CST.

by Anonymousreply 126January 25, 2023 11:46 PM

[quote] I'm not staying up until 2:30 am CST to watch these matches.

Same here. I ain't watching dem bitches.

by Anonymousreply 127January 26, 2023 3:24 AM

Rybakina is my fav so I'm on her team. I really hope she wins the whole thing - she has beaten Swiatek, Collins, Ostapenko so far.. I don't like either Sabalenka or Linette :S

by Anonymousreply 128January 26, 2023 3:47 AM

Vika Team and Painting The Line(tt)s Team

by Anonymousreply 129January 26, 2023 6:41 AM

DL fave Tommy is so cute. Some nasty queens tried to act like he was a frat dude bro but he's actually quite sweet. John McEnroe says he's a really nice, sweet kid and super respectful. By all accounts he's actually very unassuming and shy almost. Some DLers judged him as a frat boy.

by Anonymousreply 130January 26, 2023 6:51 AM

Maybe this had something to do with it, R130.

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by Anonymousreply 131January 26, 2023 7:18 AM

He has very basic taste in women. Wasn't he dating an Instaho/Only fans chick before this one. Weird for a shy a guy.

by Anonymousreply 132January 26, 2023 7:22 AM

Such a classy family, truly dedicated to democratic values and enlightened views!

The Novaxx apple really didn’t fall too far from the tree.

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by Anonymousreply 133January 26, 2023 8:35 AM

It's too bad that I like Azarenka as well and really enjoyed how she played in the QF. I wish this was the final.

by Anonymousreply 134January 26, 2023 8:38 AM

Nasty DF as the first point for Rybakina but then she served three aces in a row. If she keeps serving like that....

by Anonymousreply 135January 26, 2023 8:51 AM

Jelena Dokic in a fetching (genuinely) powder blue suit this time.

by Anonymousreply 136January 26, 2023 10:34 AM

So happy for Sablenka . Hope she takes her first Grand slam in Australia

by Anonymousreply 137January 26, 2023 4:02 PM

Another reason to hate Novak! will never be a fan. I hope he doesn't win!

by Anonymousreply 138January 26, 2023 4:07 PM

I don't think Tommy is shy as much as super dense and doesn't know what to say. And in all fairness, he hasn't had to say much until now. But he sure is pretty. He comes across like he gets high a lot - even if he's not actually using.

by Anonymousreply 139January 26, 2023 4:59 PM

TItsy Team or K. Hemsworth Team?

Novaxx Team or Our Tommy Team?

by Anonymousreply 140January 26, 2023 5:58 PM

Titsy and Tommy-kins, all the way.

by Anonymousreply 141January 26, 2023 9:07 PM

Karen & TomPaul

by Anonymousreply 142January 26, 2023 9:10 PM

I want Tommy in my tushie Team If there's a miracle and Tommy beats NoVaxxx then Karen Team, if not, begrudging Greek Asshole Team.

by Anonymousreply 143January 26, 2023 9:19 PM

Would be great if Tommy could outgun Novaxx but very, very unlikely. Novaxx looks to be in top form. As for the ladies I hope Rybakina comes through - I cannot stand the noise generated by Sabalenka. She seems to screech before, during and after hitting the ball.

by Anonymousreply 144January 26, 2023 10:49 PM

I get Mary Woronov vibes from Sabalenka.

by Anonymousreply 145January 26, 2023 10:54 PM

[quote]Meet Paige Lorenze, stunning girlfriend of US tennis star Tommy Paul

Quite big tits!

by Anonymousreply 146January 26, 2023 11:49 PM

It’s hard. I hate Novak and Stafanos.

by Anonymousreply 147January 27, 2023 12:12 AM

[quote] I want Tommy in my tushie Team If there's a miracle and Tommy beats NoVaxxx then Karen Team, if not, begrudging Greek Asshole Team.

I’m with R143. I normally don’t like Citybus, but he has a better chance of beating Djokovic. So I’m Tsitsy team tonight. Normally I’d be K. Hemsworth team. I’m Tommy Team in the other match.

by Anonymousreply 148January 27, 2023 12:30 AM

Where is DjokerNole daddy tonight?

by Anonymousreply 149January 27, 2023 12:39 AM

I hate Chris Fowler. Mute mode for me.

by Anonymousreply 150January 27, 2023 4:19 AM

[quote] TItsy Team or K. Hemsworth Team?

[quote] Novaxx Team or Our Tommy Team?

Thanks very much for asking!

by Anonymousreply 151January 27, 2023 4:19 AM

Bleh, not seeing anything that could trouble Djokovic so far in this match.

by Anonymousreply 152January 27, 2023 4:33 AM

Tsitsipas has an expressive face and I like to watch him think. Plus he's hot.

by Anonymousreply 153January 27, 2023 4:57 AM

Sweet Tommy all the way. R139 even if he is a bit dense. Lots of these commentators and captains he has worked with say he is very polite, respectful, and unassuming with good manners that you have to think he's a nice guy. J. McEnroe loves him cause he says he's a really good kid.

by Anonymousreply 154January 27, 2023 6:27 AM

I don't think Tommy is as good looking as some say on DL. He looks plain and common to me, but I do hope he beats "Nole".

by Anonymousreply 155January 27, 2023 6:32 AM

DL could only assume R155 looks like a movie star.

by Anonymousreply 156January 27, 2023 6:34 AM

Citybus-K. Hemsworth goes into fourth set after K. Hemsworth wins third set 7-6.

by Anonymousreply 157January 27, 2023 6:34 AM

[quote] DL could only assume R155 looks like a movie star.

I certainly do not. I do, however, find many of the other players sexier and better looking with a lot more spice. Tommy looks like a frat guy of the type that can be found on many U.S. college campuses. Objectively good looking but very common and plain, nothing interesting.

by Anonymousreply 158January 27, 2023 6:36 AM

So how many games do we think Tommy can get off Djokovic? The average so far has been 8.4. Will you take the over or under?

by Anonymousreply 159January 27, 2023 7:01 AM

Citybus through to final.

by Anonymousreply 160January 27, 2023 7:05 AM

Come on TsiTsi!! Please find Jesus and defeat Satan aka Novaxx.

(Oh, and also please let you hot dad use my ass in whatever way he'd like.)

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 161January 27, 2023 7:14 AM

Djokovic's father won't be attending the match tonight. Such a tacky family.

by Anonymousreply 162January 27, 2023 7:24 AM

I’m afraid Paul might end up with a breadstick and bagel combo.

by Anonymousreply 163January 27, 2023 7:29 AM

I respect Novax, but his dad is the purest trash.

by Anonymousreply 164January 27, 2023 7:58 AM

Agreed, R163. I refuse to even watch.

by Anonymousreply 165January 27, 2023 8:55 AM

2 games in and I'm out.

NoVaxxx seems to get the luck even when he doesn't need it.

by Anonymousreply 166January 27, 2023 8:57 AM

Tommy looks very tight, and not just in the good way.

by Anonymousreply 167January 27, 2023 9:06 AM

Djoker lost his serve and now his leg hurts... allegedly.

by Anonymousreply 168January 27, 2023 9:29 AM

5-5 - 4 straight games for Tommy.

DARE WE DREAM?

(probably not)

by Anonymousreply 169January 27, 2023 9:37 AM

did anyone else see that - Djokovic appeared to inhale something from a squeezy plain white bottle. I expected him to drink from it but he didn't, he put the tip into his mouth and squeezed it while his head was down.

by Anonymousreply 170January 27, 2023 10:29 AM

R170, it’s hard to say that was an inhale, you can squeeze gels or semi-solids that way.

by Anonymousreply 171January 27, 2023 10:46 AM

R171 The bottle was a large plastic sports bottle type of bottle. No way was that gels or semi-solids. Looked like a big water bottle except with a tip at the end, like sauce bottles sometimes have. Very very odd.

by Anonymousreply 172January 27, 2023 10:59 AM

Oh, and after that happened, he handed it over to a ball kid (probably so that she could hand it back over to his team although I didn't see that part. Ball kid seemed poised to cross the court at least instead of going behind him to refill it or throw it away).

by Anonymousreply 173January 27, 2023 11:07 AM

bye Tommy :'-(

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by Anonymousreply 174January 27, 2023 11:52 AM

Titsy in flight

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by Anonymousreply 175January 27, 2023 11:57 AM

That’s Novaxx’s “magic potion”, as he calls it. He has been caught on camera breathing in the contents of a sports bottle at various tournaments, and he’s never answered questions posed directly at pressers on the contents he snorts.

My theory is that it’s some alternative shit that probably occupies some grey area between doping and non-doping and that he probably believes it helps improve his chakras or meridians, or maybe even realigns the planets so they don’t allow him to be weakened by 5G cell towers trying to give him Covid. He’s one smart cookie, after all.

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by Anonymousreply 176January 27, 2023 12:01 PM

[quote]My theory is that it’s some alternative shit that probably occupies some grey area between doping and non-doping and that he probably believes it helps improve his chakras or meridians, or maybe even realigns the planets so they don’t allow him to be weakened by 5G cell towers trying to give him Covid. He’s one smart cookie, after all.

I doubt it. I recall way back in the day a gif doing the rounds showing Serena with a bottle with visible fumes emanating from it (I wish I knew how to find it now). It's probably some kind of banned stimulant. Hence getting the ball kids to liaise with his team to get it when on court too instead of him simply taking it on court with him.

by Anonymousreply 177January 27, 2023 12:07 PM

Another thing: check out these photos of Djokovic being handed a standard clear water bottle with pills taped onto it by his team while on court, assisted by ball kids again... so why is that happening whilst on court as well? Pills don't take up much room in a bag.

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by Anonymousreply 178January 27, 2023 12:11 PM

R177, I’ve seen Serena furtively using an inhaler, perhaps that’s what you’re thinking of. I think that for most aerosols to have a impact, you need a propellant.

by Anonymousreply 179January 27, 2023 12:23 PM

R179 It definitely wasn't an inhaler. From what I remember it was a regular type of bottle with the top off and you could literally see fumes coming from it. One of the most insane things I've seen. I genuinely wish I could find it but I don't know how to.

by Anonymousreply 180January 27, 2023 12:28 PM

This is me after 30 seconds of watching NoVaxxx on court =

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by Anonymousreply 181January 27, 2023 12:40 PM

Whatever it is that Novaxx ingests, no one’s buying that it’s above board.

He was born a cheat, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win.

by Anonymousreply 182January 27, 2023 1:08 PM

So Tommy won 8 games - just slightly below average. Surprisingly not-so-Young Grigor has got the most games off Djokovic so far (13).

by Anonymousreply 183January 27, 2023 1:32 PM

Each final airs at 3:30 AM EST. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 184January 27, 2023 2:02 PM

Big question: will getting up at t he crack of dawn be worth it for the men’s final? I’m not even going to bother asking the question for the women’s final.

by Anonymousreply 185January 27, 2023 2:09 PM

Djokovic and Tsitsipas are two of the players I like least on the Tour, and two of the biggest cheaters, so definitely not going to bother watching the men's final. Better Tsitipas than Null to take it, though.

by Anonymousreply 186January 27, 2023 2:38 PM

I haven't watched a single match this year. The whole tournament has felt like a 2-week long coronation of Djokovic 10th title. I won't watch the final either as I don't care for the players. And of course Tsitsipas is a headcase and would lose it from 6/2 6/2 5/1 30-0 (which is probably exactly where Djokovic wants to have him). Gah!

by Anonymousreply 187January 27, 2023 3:09 PM

R186 why don't you and the Novak haters start following Donald Young in Pickleball? Probably a better fit for your pea sized brain.

by Anonymousreply 188January 27, 2023 3:12 PM

We were waiting for you to turn up, r188 / Mr Mensa. Nobody thinks you’re stupid for liking Novaxx, but you just have to insult the intelligence of those who find him personally objectionable. Apples and trees = Novaxx fans and Novaxx.

by Anonymousreply 189January 27, 2023 3:15 PM

I used to like Djokovic, R188, until he proved himself to be an unmitigated, irreparable, absolute POS per the link.

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by Anonymousreply 190January 27, 2023 3:23 PM

"LOVE ME LOVE ME LOVE ME!!!!" *acts like a conceited, imperious POS* "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME????" (Novak, rinse and repeat)

by Anonymousreply 191January 27, 2023 3:34 PM

He's not worthy of our love.

by Anonymousreply 192January 27, 2023 5:33 PM

is he doing poppers in order to feel da luv?

by Anonymousreply 193January 27, 2023 5:35 PM

I'm not a fan of tommy, that gf is not even cute with all that make up. usually these whores are good looking until they remove the make up. his taste is questionable.

I am rooting for greek asshole for the first time ever. I hope he takes many toilet breaks!

by Anonymousreply 194January 27, 2023 9:29 PM

What would happen if NoVaxx woke up with Covid tomorrow morning?

by Anonymousreply 195January 27, 2023 9:33 PM

I'm hoping the Greek Asshole crowd rile NoVaxxx up so much he blows up and defaults or has aneurysm.

#BeKind

by Anonymousreply 196January 27, 2023 10:26 PM

I think Titsy has the game to beat Novaxx.

The question is, does he have the head / nerves?

by Anonymousreply 197January 27, 2023 10:29 PM

R197, Titsy has a brilliant game, except for that weak backhand and a tendency to lose focus at odd moments. During his match against Lehecka (or whatever his name is), he suddenly went utterly blank for a point or two. A more experienced player would have capitalized on that.

R196, at this point, crowd toxicity fuels Djokovic. It got him over the finish line against Thiem.

by Anonymousreply 198January 27, 2023 10:39 PM

except for that weak backhand

His topspin BH is a good shot. He sometimes drops it short, but he doesn't miss a lot on it.

He should develop a good slice.

by Anonymousreply 199January 27, 2023 10:42 PM

"Big question: will getting up at t he crack of dawn be worth it for the men’s final? I’m not even going to bother asking the question for the women’s final."

I think if you love tennis, yes. If you hate Novak (as I do) and don't want to see him win, then no.

Tsitsipas technically has the physical game to make it a nominally competitive match, even take a set, and an outside chance of winning. I don't think he'll get destroyed as many on Talk Tennis (a robust tennis forum) seem to think. But, I see a looks-fairly-competitive-on-paper type score, but Tsitsipas never really ever gets a big enough lead (or a lead at all) or comes close enough to five sets to ever make it seem like Novak isn't going to win. 7-6, 6-4, 7-5, or 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 or something for Novak.

Citybus REALLY needs a consistent, low, knifing slice (like Fed or Steffi Graf) to bide his time to find position for his forehand. He has that slappy, inconsistent, high arch topspin backhand and he only throws in slices intermittently. Novak will pick on that.

We can only hope that getting closer to the Nadal's Slam total and winning his favorite Slam after being banned gets to Novak mentally, like his dismal performance against Medvedev at the US Open when he was trying to close out the Grand Slam. But, I don't think that's likely.

by Anonymousreply 200January 28, 2023 1:33 AM

R200, don’t mention “knifing”. It wounds.

by Anonymousreply 201January 28, 2023 1:41 AM

Rybakina team or Sabalenka team?

(Or I don’t care team?)

by Anonymousreply 202January 28, 2023 1:41 AM

^^ Haha, I suspect I'm the only one up and looking forward to the women's final.

The shock and awe final. Expect a lot of very short points. About 75% of points will probably be 0-4 shots.

Betting odds give Sabalenka the edge. She has an 0-3 HtH over Rybakina and is in good form (won the WTA Finals and then Adelaide this year). She has made 15 more errors than winners compared to 59 more for Rybakina on the way to the final.

In contrast, tennis fans seem to give Rybakina the edge. She will need to serve well which has statistically been better than Sabalenka's but it's probably primarily because she has already won a slam - Sabalenka's mentality is suspect on the biggest stages. Rybakina has beaten three former slam winners (Swiatek, Azarenka, Ostapenko) and one slam finalist (Collins) on her way to the final.

by Anonymousreply 203January 28, 2023 5:16 AM

Isn't Novak supposed to be "injured"

by Anonymousreply 204January 28, 2023 5:21 AM

As for who I want to win, anyone who manages to dodge being eaten like a ham sandwich by Ostaporko deserves it.

by Anonymousreply 205January 28, 2023 5:22 AM

[quote] As for who I want to win, anyone who manages to dodge being eaten like a ham sandwich by Ostaporko deserves it.

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by Anonymousreply 206January 28, 2023 5:25 AM

Oh shit, sorry. I got the WTA Finals result wrong. It was actually Garcia who beat Sabalenka. Ok, so that just kind of reinforces how she is suspect in the biggest matches.

by Anonymousreply 207January 28, 2023 5:27 AM

She-Beast Team!

I thin k she's due a slam, and she's actually quite charming in interviews.

by Anonymousreply 208January 28, 2023 6:47 AM

She really is, R208. Very self-effacing and full of good humor.

I think Ryba will win, but I want Saba.

by Anonymousreply 209January 28, 2023 8:47 AM

I don't actually, R209. It just made me think of the meltdowns going on over the past couple of weeks about the government allegedly 'coming for' people's gas stoves.

Is that OK with you? Do I need to run all my posts past you for pre-approval?

by Anonymousreply 210January 28, 2023 8:52 AM

Sorry R209 - totally wrong thread! Someone - not you - just dissed me in it!

by Anonymousreply 211January 28, 2023 8:53 AM

How many gay men are on Rybakina's team? (I doubt her coach is but the other dudes...)

by Anonymousreply 212January 28, 2023 8:55 AM

Who are the gays you suspect are on Rybakina team, R212?

by Anonymousreply 213January 28, 2023 9:02 AM

^ They’re European.

by Anonymousreply 214January 28, 2023 9:05 AM

Sabalenka looking like she got bottomed for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 215January 28, 2023 9:07 AM

Rybakina has a cute happy sort of a smile but she gives off slow vibes.

by Anonymousreply 216January 28, 2023 9:11 AM

Aryna!!!!

by Anonymousreply 217January 28, 2023 9:12 AM

Sabalenka looks so much more stressed than Ryby. Im taking Rybakina in 3.

by Anonymousreply 218January 28, 2023 9:55 AM

Sabalenka played much better than Ryba in the 2nd set but only won 1/7 breakpoints.

by Anonymousreply 219January 28, 2023 10:25 AM

This has been a great match Wish they forced the women to play best of five since they demand equal money.

by Anonymousreply 220January 28, 2023 10:53 AM

Go Aryna! You got this girl

by Anonymousreply 221January 28, 2023 11:05 AM

Congrats Saba. Great match!!

by Anonymousreply 222January 28, 2023 11:14 AM

I cried . Finally Sab.

by Anonymousreply 223January 28, 2023 11:16 AM

she hulk wins!

by Anonymousreply 224January 28, 2023 11:22 AM

R223 Hate to admit it but I got a little teary too. I hate to unleash my inner Cristiano Ronaldo.

by Anonymousreply 225January 28, 2023 11:22 AM

A really entertaining final. So stoked for The Hulkesse. She really held her nerve at the end.

by Anonymousreply 226January 28, 2023 11:32 AM

Dear God my ears! Sabalenka tone it way down doll.

by Anonymousreply 227January 28, 2023 11:38 AM

For me, today's match was the best of any women's Major final in recent history. Wow, Sabalenka had 51 winners to 28 unforced errors.

by Anonymousreply 228January 28, 2023 5:15 PM

Yeah, it was very good. For aggressive hitters, 50-50 ratio of UEs to winners is good tennis. This is very good/great tennis. And Sabalenka historically can play great tennis and also play pitiful tennis after going off the rails. So this was a nice surprise.

by Anonymousreply 229January 28, 2023 5:17 PM

Anyone missing Serena yet?

by Anonymousreply 230January 28, 2023 5:55 PM

I am

by Anonymousreply 231January 28, 2023 6:04 PM

She's gone, retried, and you're still trolling, R230. You miss her.

by Anonymousreply 232January 28, 2023 6:05 PM

Retired.

by Anonymousreply 233January 28, 2023 6:12 PM

I don't miss her at all

by Anonymousreply 234January 28, 2023 7:00 PM

She Hulk!

by Anonymousreply 235January 28, 2023 8:32 PM

Citybus team or "Nole" team?

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by Anonymousreply 236January 28, 2023 8:34 PM

Citybus

by Anonymousreply 237January 28, 2023 8:37 PM

Reluctantly Citybus Team

What a depressing Final!

by Anonymousreply 238January 28, 2023 8:38 PM

Rybakina and Sabalenka are both certain Hall of Fame inductees!

by Anonymousreply 239January 28, 2023 8:45 PM

Peppa, Peppa, Peppa

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

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by Anonymousreply 240January 28, 2023 8:49 PM

Citybus! Citybus!

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by Anonymousreply 241January 28, 2023 8:52 PM

I don't miss Serena, but I do miss Ash Barty.

So today's match was a match between two baseline power players. OK, so it was clean. I miss the occasional slice, the unexpected net approach, the occasional offensive lob...

by Anonymousreply 242January 28, 2023 10:13 PM
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