Did you say carpets? They ALL eat 'em. They do!
The Gays and Tennis -- Part 156 USO and the Carpet Season
|by Anonymous||reply 545||October 4, 2023 12:02 AM|
MEN!!! FINALLY! Mind to have a drink with me boyzzz?
Hello, I'm another person in the world? Hello? This is so rude. And what am I? Chopped liver?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 10, 2023 11:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 10, 2023 11:27 PM|
I feel nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 10, 2023 11:42 PM|
Thanks for the new thread, OP. Shouldn't it be Part 158?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 11, 2023 12:12 AM|
If this is Part 156, let's rewrite history.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 11, 2023 12:25 AM|
Here's to Rafa returning 2024, healthy and ready to play, winning all Grand Slams , then retire at 26 Grand Slams
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 11, 2023 12:38 AM|
Everything about Novaxx is so fake. The man is not genuine, Everything about him seems so staged. Inauthentic asshole
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 11, 2023 12:39 AM|
Shapo and fiancee.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 11, 2023 12:47 AM|
OP your pic is of the worst human. Ugly on the inside and out. We have to look at her while at the Australian Open every year. F*ck you Margaret Court, you religious bigot.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 11, 2023 1:17 AM|
[quote] F*ck you Margaret Court, you religious bigot.
And still GOAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 11, 2023 1:19 AM|
Does Shapo suffer from the Poison P like Daddy and our sweet innocent Tommy Paul?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 11, 2023 1:20 AM|
Poison P Daddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 11, 2023 1:21 AM|
Doesn’t Court hold many of her records because few highly ranked players traveled to Australia when she was competing?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 11, 2023 1:48 AM|
Yes^ and not everyone was pro when she played if I'm not mistaken. I started watching tennis in the 80s and many American players didn't even go then because it was within the holiday time.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 11, 2023 1:50 AM|
Serena had 2 close chances in 2018 amd one in 2019 to get to 26. Damn you Osaka, Bianca and that druggie Halep
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 11, 2023 1:59 AM|
That's Margaret Court?! I don't follow tennis beyond checking scores for big tournaments, but I used to in the 70s and early 80s when I was a teen and remember her. I've passed this thread a few times scrolling and I think "Damn. What a sour-looking old biddy." and crack up. Shame about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 11, 2023 2:11 AM|
Margaret Court is a homophobic cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 11, 2023 2:19 AM|
Court always ranked high on my list of women whose appearance and demeanour coexisted uneasily with their homophobia. Another was Midge Decter.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 11, 2023 2:38 AM|
Thought that was Jackie Hoffman.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 11, 2023 3:39 AM|
Even though Djokovic is a horrible human being, Margaret Court may always have the edge on him making her the eternal GOAT. Her hate has made her powerful.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 11, 2023 3:47 AM|
R17. Did she overlook the verse about women remaining silent in church?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 11, 2023 3:56 AM|
R7= Holden Caulfield
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 11, 2023 4:02 AM|
R20. Isn’t she GOAT only in a simplistic statistical sense? She won the required number of titles, but many of those titles were not that competitive.
She seems full of bitterness in general—-bitching about not getting her due recognition.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 11, 2023 4:11 AM|
Court's beliefs are despicable, but the disparaging of her record is also not necessarily acccurate. The Australians she won often did have very competetive fields, in fact, Court's first victory at the Aussie Open had a field that included Maria Bueno and Christine Truman the number one and two players in the world (the event was in January 1960, and Bueno had won Wimbledon and the US the previous year, while Truman won the French and was runner up at the US). Even the years when U.S players did not go down to Australia, still featured top players like Lesley Bowrey (2x Grand Slam champion), Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville, Robin Ebbern, and Jan Lehane (whe defeated Bueno at the '60 Aussie). Court's a bigot, but she was one of the greats (I don't believe in a single GOAT), but I believe that Court is with Serena, Graf, Navratilova and Evert as the top 5. This is not counting legends like Lenglen, Connolly or Wills from the pre-1960 era.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 11, 2023 4:20 AM|
R24. You mention some highly tanked players who went to Australia, but can you claim those Australian titles over all were as competitive as titles in Europe or America?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 11, 2023 4:24 AM|
Cunt, I meant Court's face looks like a cat's puckered asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 11, 2023 4:26 AM|
I didn't even bother watching the final and nobody has even commented on it here.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 11, 2023 4:30 AM|
OP why the fuck post a picture of that homophobic cunt???
JFC. We want to rename the stadium. She's hates the gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 11, 2023 4:47 AM|
To be fair, Court won everything. Not just Aussie's. She won 13 other slams. Let's say she only wins 6 of the 11 Aussies if they were more competitive. That still gives her 19.
So, while I would never ever put her on the same level as Graf, Serena, Chrissie, or Martina, I would put her one small step below those Big Four.
Being a cunt of all cunts doesn't change that she was really damn good.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 11, 2023 4:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 11, 2023 5:02 AM|
[quote] Being a cunt of all cunts doesn't change that she was really damn good.
That not only makes me good, it makes me GOAT!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 11, 2023 5:03 AM|
Novaxx will be back to no. 1. Coco with a new career high of no. 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 11, 2023 5:24 AM|
R25, comparitively it varies for event to event. Court also didn't play in any Grand Slam events in 1967, missed the U.S. in 1966, missed three of four in 1972, and yet no one questions the winners of the events that Court missed, despite her absence being a glaring omission in terms of quality, as she won all four GS in 1970 and won 3 of 4 in 1962, 1965, 1969, and 1973. So at the end of the day, though some of the fields at the Australian were not as strong, there were also years when the European events were lacking field-wise, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 11, 2023 6:41 AM|
R27, on the other thread they did. It had a lot of the hypnotic long exchanges of Djokovic-Murray matches, in which you know you are watching very solid shot making but don’t really want to see 22-shot rallies on every point. I think that the intense humidity here really did impair Djokovic in the second set, but it’s also true that, at this point, everything is a weapon for him. He actually did need to slow down the pace of the match, but that conveniently undermined Medvedev’s rhythm. E eventually his confidence was just gone. People who play sports say that by the time you really understand the game, you are too old to benefit from that knowledge. It didn’t work out that way with Djokovic, who now knows everything but somehow is still able to play.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 11, 2023 7:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 11, 2023 7:49 AM|
[quote]I seem to recall Fed walking into court with his current number of wins (13? 14?)
No it was at Wimbledon. Sampras and Federer were both holding a record 14 GS titles and Roger entered the court with the number 15 embroidered on his shoes, towels and his jacket. It was so disrespectful towards Andy Roddick who was his opponent, like it was a done deal when he entered the court. I didn't like Roger before that, but I actively hated him after he did it. Of course Anna Winter was applauding frantically. She probably was behind the idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 11, 2023 9:38 AM|
R9, At first, I thought it was Patti LuPone.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 11, 2023 9:40 AM|
R603 from the last thread:
[quote] Novak obviously gets zero respect from the lot of fat, bloated losers on the DL. Do any of you play tennis? Compete at anything on a high level, other than silly insults? Jealousy gets you what? Go bow at the altar of Fed and the butt picker, and remember all their wonderful moments. And then count....to 24, and eat shit.
I’m not fat, bloated, or a loser, darl. And I play tennis. I’ve also had a great career and have reached the highest level in my own particular field. I’m not jealous of Djokovic, do not bow at the altar of Federer or Nadal. Hats off to 24—a truly impressive feat.
Shame, though, that Djokovic is unbearable in terms of his public image, and so transparently nasty and smarmy. An even bigger shame is his arrogant, “truth-defying” and (unfortunately) very public and influential stance on public health issues, as well as his recourse to questionable “official state documents” regarding his health status to get around another country’s legitimate legal provisions.
You’d do better to stop assuming that anyone’s dislike of Djokovic is based on a blinding love for Federer or Nadal. I think most of us who don’t care for him are swayed more by his truly awful public image than any sense of disappointment that he’s got more GSs than his historical rivals.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 11, 2023 9:45 AM|
I loved the Djoker from the moment he took on Andy Roddick in NY who was a total cunt to him in his news conference. Roddick won his only GS due to favorable scheduling. In the game of what ifs, how many GS would Novak have if he emigrated to US or UK?
At every slam, he's had the least favorable scheduling, for good reasons, even this week, playing 2 matches in the heat. That's what makes him so impressive to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 11, 2023 10:14 AM|
R38 what did Roddick say/ about Djokovich?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 11, 2023 11:01 AM|
Mopsy up to #19 in rankings
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 11, 2023 11:11 AM|
You're right of course, R4.
I've never been good with figures -- excepting my own.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 11, 2023 11:13 AM|
[quote]Roddick won his only GS due to favorable scheduling. In the game of what ifs, how many GS would Novak have if he emigrated to US or UK? At every slam, he's had the least favorable scheduling, for good reasons, even this week, playing 2 matches in the heat. That's what makes him so impressive to me.
You're right that if he had been American or British, he'd automatically have had good scheduling but players like Federer and Nadal always got great scheduling because they're popular. So if Novaxx wasn't such a bit of an ass, he would have similar.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 11, 2023 12:52 PM|
[quote] Novak obviously gets zero respect from the lot of fat, bloated losers on the DL. Do any of you play tennis? Compete at anything on a high level, other than silly insults? Jealousy gets you what? Go bow at the altar of Fed and the butt picker, and remember all their wonderful moments. And then count....to 24, and eat shit.
Fascist little bootlickers in the tennis thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 11, 2023 12:58 PM|
Along with his own foibles, the entire tennis business machine has amplified and curated his villainous behavior while simultaneously carefully crafting the images of Fedal.
There were times when Roger threw his racket or barked at a ball kid and not only would he not be questioned about it, the commentators wouldn't mention it and not replay the clip. Thou shall NOT criticize Roger or you won't get the Nike gift bag or be invited to the Rolex party. One year at Wimbledon, McEnroe said something negative and I swear he was banished for a year. I'd love to hear what he really thinks about some of the business politics and Tony Godsik.
And don't get me started on Nadal living atop an island of interconnected closets. While Novak's psychological weaknesses have been analyzed with excruciating detail, NO ONE in the media has ever discussed, or asked about, why Nadal has the need to do a 21 step routine just to serve a point. What the fuck is THAT all about? Don't ask, it would be rude but let's talk endlessly about Novak's "desperate need to be liked" and his fakeness.
And so what? That's life, but to me, that's what makes his accomplishments even more impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 11, 2023 1:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 11, 2023 1:51 PM|
Shelton is ranked way too high
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 11, 2023 1:52 PM|
Wow Ruune fell off
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 11, 2023 1:53 PM|
Rune Vs Mopsy would be an awesome shitwatch - which one can out-obnoxious the other?
Apparently it's what the 'fans' want these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 11, 2023 2:03 PM|
Shelton was exciting but he said in the hallway interview his plan was to "just get out there and get the fans involved". Not, "play the best match of my life" . And this from an interview a couple of months ago is telling about his goals and who he is.
“I want to be that dude in the draw that there’s not one player who wants to see me,” he said. “I’m talking scared of me, genuinely, like Roger in his prime – he pulls up to a tournament, everyone’s thinking about him.”
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 11, 2023 2:21 PM|
[quote]Nadal living atop an island of interconnected closets
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 11, 2023 2:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 11, 2023 2:43 PM|
What a charmer!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 11, 2023 2:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 11, 2023 2:44 PM|
Novak was on the Gayle King show this morning and looking super handsome
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 11, 2023 2:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 11, 2023 3:20 PM|
Erm, R45, that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 11, 2023 3:21 PM|
You can't pick your relatives, but you can pick your butt.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 11, 2023 3:40 PM|
Nadal doesn't pick his butt and dick in public/ off court , his antics are just a way to buy time
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 11, 2023 4:00 PM|
R24 and R29 - why doesn't Billie Jean King deserve to be in the top tier?
She won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.
And R39, I read, I think on an earlier thread, that Novak himself asked for afternoon instead of night. Probably something to do with his complicated drug taking rituals. I must say, he has it all figured out pretty well. All hail Creatinovak Djokovic!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 11, 2023 4:31 PM|
And Sabs has squawked her way to #1 baby !!!
Coco at 3 - will she have staying power? Only 19 so ups and downs are expected and the American press will be on it. Woo hoo for us :(
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 11, 2023 5:24 PM|
She Hulk reigns Supreme!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 11, 2023 6:46 PM|
[quote] King was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.
And she was one of the Original Nine!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 11, 2023 6:57 PM|
Op, who’s the guy on the picture you posted?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 11, 2023 7:21 PM|
That's Margaret Court-Smith, silly!
Here's a better photo of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 11, 2023 9:36 PM|
Novak is the Debbie-Downer of tennis.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 11, 2023 10:24 PM|
[quote] That's Margaret Court-Smith, silly! Here's a better photo of her.
I am GOAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 11, 2023 10:49 PM|
Is this where we talk about the San Diego Open?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 11, 2023 11:55 PM|
Why do the american tv presenters mangle his name so badly? It's 2023 and they're still calling him Novak JOKER-vitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 12, 2023 12:45 AM|
Well, in fairness, he is the Djoker.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 12, 2023 1:00 AM|
I did not like Novak Djokovic in his role as "Djoker".
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 12, 2023 1:03 AM|
Enough talk about Miss CREATINA. Let's move on
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 12, 2023 1:04 AM|
Lorenzo mole when he was younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 12, 2023 6:42 AM|
Awww. How cute, r73. Here he is again, with a few clips showing off his great skills at an early age.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 12, 2023 10:11 AM|
Lore needs to marry me.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 12, 2023 10:40 AM|
Get in line, r75.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 12, 2023 11:02 AM|
You need to get laid. People who constantly post about how hot celebs aren't getting any.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 12, 2023 11:04 AM|
^ not true
I got laid quite thoroughly on Sunday. I still lust after Lore.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 12, 2023 11:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 12, 2023 11:19 AM|
It's boring and cringe for other people to hear about - just go and jerk off?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 12, 2023 11:51 AM|
Fuck you cunts for making us have to look at the gay hating, anti-LGBT campaigner Margaret Court every time this fucking thread pops up the top of DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 12, 2023 12:08 PM|
R80, I enjoy these photos, even if I'm not into a particular player. It's part of the ambiance of these threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 12, 2023 1:07 PM|
R80 shut up
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 12, 2023 1:50 PM|
Yeah, fuck off R80, you don't speak for anyone but yourself
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 12, 2023 2:42 PM|
How very Hemingway of Carlitos.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 12, 2023 2:58 PM|
speaking of something morally repulsive...
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 12, 2023 3:40 PM|
Halep receives four-year suspension.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 12, 2023 3:52 PM|
But Halep was going on like this was all a mistake and she would be back in time for end of year tournaments
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 12, 2023 4:03 PM|
[quore] Halep receives four-year suspension.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 12, 2023 4:03 PM|
Does that mean Serena can appeal her 2018 Wimbledon loss to Halep?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 12, 2023 4:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 12, 2023 4:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 12, 2023 4:06 PM|
Serena had 4 chances to tie Court's record and she let these slip away
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 12, 2023 4:10 PM|
Simona is done
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 12, 2023 4:12 PM|
I want to believe she’s innocent — but how does a drug used to treat kidney failure show up in her system?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 12, 2023 4:14 PM|
Damm. That's just sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 12, 2023 4:19 PM|
At least she married well...
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 12, 2023 4:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 12, 2023 5:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 12, 2023 5:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 12, 2023 5:49 PM|
Really? I must have missed that. I thought she was married to some gabillionaire.
Hope she divorced well.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 12, 2023 7:31 PM|
Monica Seles is married to a billionaire.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 12, 2023 7:36 PM|
Happy for Monica. Looks like someone who deserves a happy life
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 12, 2023 7:59 PM|
Halep is claiming she switched supplements and one got contaminated.
However… how does a supplement get contaminated with a kidney failure drug?
I’m struggling to follow her defense.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 12, 2023 8:20 PM|
I find it non-sensical that at tournaments there has to be someone supervising the physio during a medical timeout to make sure they don't slip the player a PED yet there's no supervision of what player teams give the player while on court such as Djokovic's potions.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 12, 2023 9:51 PM|
[quote]Halep is claiming she switched supplements and one got contaminated. However… how does a supplement get contaminated with a kidney failure drug?
The anti-doping people accepted that it may be plausible that a supplement was tainted with trace amounts (I suppose that goes for anything) but basically said that she would have had to eat a crazy amount of the supplement to get to the amount she tested positive for which wasn't convincing.
She also had changes in her biological passport which three independent experts said "likely doping" was the explanation for.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 12, 2023 10:28 PM|
yeah, it's not a good look for Help
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 12, 2023 10:30 PM|
Serena is coming for Simona's neck! The shade! The shade! That serena GOAT has been throwing on Twitter
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 12, 2023 11:45 PM|
... which is highly ironic but Serena's retired now so she can do that. There can't be much love lost between them for Serena to do that though.
Bouchard is also throwing shade.
I was told not to tweet today "
I wonder whether Halep will manage to get a reduction on appeal though, like Sharapova did. She has already had a year suspended so it's possible she could come back in a year or two if so. But in her 30s so likely will not be competitive at the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 12, 2023 11:51 PM|
Give Serena her entitled Wimbledon 2019 title!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 12, 2023 11:58 PM|
PEPPA! Brava, what a match!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 12, 2023 11:59 PM|
Somehow I missed that Jenson Brooksby is currently suspended for missing three doping tests. Since July.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 13, 2023 12:01 AM|
Brooksby is a trash player. Doping didn't help him
|by Anonymous||reply 113||September 13, 2023 12:03 AM|
R106, thanks for your interpretation!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 13, 2023 12:03 AM|
Serving looks: See inside the exclusive hair salon for tennis players at the US Open
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 13, 2023 12:12 AM|
Is anyone Brooksby team?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 13, 2023 12:12 AM|
Where is Peppa? What did she do? I adore her!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 13, 2023 12:35 AM|
Ostapenko bet Alexandrava today.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 13, 2023 1:14 AM|
Bouchard is a joke. Does anyone really care what she has to say?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 13, 2023 1:45 AM|
R117 she played Alexandrova at the San Diego Open today
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 13, 2023 2:07 AM|
Medwed's daughter looks like a female mini-me version of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||September 13, 2023 3:54 AM|
"US Open Finals viewership averages:
Coco Gauff vs Aryna Sabalenka: 3.422 million
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev: 2.321 million"
For comparison the men's final was 2.15 million last year. But nothing compares to Serena's final match which was 6.9 million...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 13, 2023 5:02 AM|
I'm a little confused about the whole Halep doping offense and the subsequent tweets by both Serena and even Bouchard. Haven't the drug tests always been random and constant? If Halep was banned as a result of a late 2022 or early 2023, why would that negate her previous results, particularly that 6-2, 6-2 Serena Wimbledon thrashing?
I'd appreciate insights if anyone knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 13, 2023 11:44 AM|
I think she admitted taking the supplement for years, without knowing it. The entire drug testing system is riddled with inconsistencies. We can't rewrite history.
Think about it. You can't use cannabis but you can take Ritalin and Adderall, stimulants, the very definition of performance enhancing drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 13, 2023 12:15 PM|
R123, they are "constant" only in theory. A player can miss two tests in a row without the public knowing about it and without earning any kind of sanction. Brooksby's problem was that he had missed three tests.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||September 13, 2023 12:55 PM|
Kokkinakis Vs Draper in the Davis Cup is a real hunk o' spunk fest to coin a charming Aussie expression.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 13, 2023 1:02 PM|
Considering Serena once hid to avoid having to take a test, she might want to bow out of this situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 13, 2023 2:30 PM|
Court is a revolting woman and yes in her prime the best women (BJK, Maria Bueno) did not play the Australian and French slams regularly. Court racked up Australian titles. That said, awful as she is, she was a superb powerful attacking player- enormous power and court coverage built around an attacking game. She may not be the best ever but she is certainly one of them. I saw her play in the early 70’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 13, 2023 2:44 PM|
Can barely contain myself at the thought that Serena GOAT can possibly rightfully claim her 24 GS titles
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 13, 2023 3:13 PM|
Bottle-Blond Bombshell, Borna Gojo, down Big Foe in straight sets to level up the Davis cup tie.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 13, 2023 4:56 PM|
Meanwhile the crowd is singing along at the top of their lungs to YMCA as Diallo leads Musetti 7-5, 5-3.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 13, 2023 5:29 PM|
r129, Serena has 23 GS, but who's counting?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 13, 2023 6:12 PM|
r128, Charlie- Cheers! Yes, she was a great champion, no doubt. But, in the olden days of no instant replay, no drug policy, and little tv/video, she benefited from favorable calls and scheduling from officials and sponsors who wanted to see her in the final, just like EVERY professional tennis event in the world; then and now. It's easy to see how the champion gets every close call, all the way up to Federer. If you were an Aussie linesperson, would you want to make a call against her and have to explain it the rest of your life?
The 2022 USO earned 472 million dollars, more than the annual GDP of at least 4 countries. Having Rolex and Swiss Bank as your sponsors is a lot more helpful than being sponsored by your family's pizza parlor.
Federer on Hawkeye 2002- Not everybody loved the idea, of course. Roger Federer believed the money being spent on correcting "just a few points"—roughly $50,000 per court at the time—could have been better used elsewhere. "I am against the whole idea of replays," the Swiss phenom, then 24, declared. True to his word, Federer would maintain a complicated, begrudging relationship with line-officiating technology for years afterward.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 13, 2023 6:53 PM|
Noah Rubin had something to say related to the Halep suspension.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||September 13, 2023 8:35 PM|
[quote] PED’s in tennis
What does the PED possess?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 13, 2023 9:58 PM|
Did we really need a photo of that homophobic old sow in the OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||September 13, 2023 10:10 PM|
At the San Diego Open:
Ostapenko lost to Collins
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 14, 2023 1:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||September 14, 2023 1:12 AM|
Ova, enka, ina
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 14, 2023 1:14 AM|
FWIW: while playing singles, Court also won 19 grand slams in women's doubles and 21 grand slams in mixed doubles. Serena Williams won 14 slams in women’s doubles, two slams in mixed doubles and four Olympic gold medals.
Novak has 0 slams in men’s doubles, 0 slams in mixed and 0 gold medals.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||September 14, 2023 1:41 AM|
See - still GOAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||September 14, 2023 1:43 AM|
That’s not my *exact* point, but thanks for your support.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||September 14, 2023 1:44 AM|
Awkward moment with Joy threw in "isn't he an anti-vaxxer?" while McConaughey was fawning over Djokovic.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||September 14, 2023 2:31 AM|
His brand has become just as canned, bland, synthetic and predictable as Djokovic's Jekyll moments.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||September 14, 2023 7:50 AM|
R60, I don't ever include doubles accomplishments when talking about the best ever singles players.
BJK is at the very top of tier two for me. With Seles, Venus, Henin, and Goolagong below her.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||September 14, 2023 8:08 AM|
That’s a double fault on your part—because your out of step by completing ignoring doubles.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||September 14, 2023 9:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 147||September 14, 2023 9:57 AM|
If players like Fed/Djok/Nadal don't even seriously play doubles it kind of makes sense to discount that. But I really, really hate the endless GOAT debates because it's silly. Players have different eras/competition/objectives so I just prefer to focus on who's playing now. You know, there may be someone else in the future who breaks the record even. It's a bit boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||September 14, 2023 10:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 149||September 14, 2023 11:25 AM|
From the full judgment in the Halep case (a mammoth 126 pages at the link): "Dr Eichner's conclusion was that the Player would have needed to ingest 5,000 times the recommended 10g serving size of MCT in order to produce the estimated concentrations of Roxadustat in her 29 August Sample. He did not consider that plausible or in line with what the Player says she ingested."
Halep "forgot" to declare the supplement and it's an obscure keto MCT supplement, only one batch of which was produced of in China, meaning they couldn't get hold of information about the manufacturing process or samples. Halep directly blames Mouratoglou and someone called Ms Gohier who works at his Academy for suggesting the supplement and saying that it was safe to use.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||September 14, 2023 5:35 PM|
That's fucked up. Luckily, she has her millions to soften the blow. It's easy to see how this could happen by accident.
When she first failed the test Mouratoglou issued a strong support statement. It probably was his fault.
"Halep claims that the presence of roxadustat (n.r. - banned substance) in her body was caused by contamination with a collagen supplement she used in late August 2022, which she says could not have been reasonably suspected by her or anyone from her team," ITIA's motivation reads.
On August 17, Simona Halep withdrew from the tournament in Cincinnati with a right thigh injury, but she still had high hopes for the US Open.
At that point, her physical therapist, Candice Gohier, recommended that she add a collagen supplement to her diet, since she wasn't taking one. Based on a recommendation from Frederic Lefebvre (who was the director of the physical training department at Mouratoglou Academy) to Candice Gohier, she recommended Simona 3 products from one manufacturer. Halep had not heard of those supplements before. She asked if Gohier had checked them and was told yes.
Halep and Gohier also checked the container together and noticed that there was no banned substance on the ingredients list. Halep also checked with coach Mouratoglou, who told her that all 3 products were safe to use since no banned substances were listed on the label and they did not appear to be risky. Halep was aware of the possibility of supplements being contaminated and made sure the products were vetted and recommended by experts in the field.
All 3 supplements were ordered by Gohier on August 16, 2022 and shipped directly by the distributor to Gohier in New York. The player then started using the 3 supplements in mid-August 2022," ITIA's reasoning reads.
The document talks about the supplements in question, but has censored the company that markets them. There are 3 products: an electrolyte drink (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium), a recovery supplement and Keto MCT, a medium chain fatty acid supplement (which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream) and marine collagen powder .
|by Anonymous||reply 151||September 14, 2023 5:47 PM|
Blah blah excuses, excuses
|by Anonymous||reply 152||September 14, 2023 5:49 PM|
[quote] It's easy to see how this could happen by accident.
How? It simply does not make sense. Again: "Dr Eichner's conclusion was that the Player would have needed to ingest 5,000 times the recommended 10g serving size of MCT in order to produce the estimated concentrations of Roxadustat in her 29 August Sample."
|by Anonymous||reply 153||September 14, 2023 5:55 PM|
Anyone doing business with Mouratoglou is slimed by association.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||September 14, 2023 6:04 PM|
It explains why he's been acting fairly panicky about this, issuing statements. I'd bet that Halep has been furious with him behind the scenes. He is likely only not being exposed because she'd then have to admit that she was lying too.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||September 14, 2023 6:05 PM|
[quote] Anyone doing business with Mouratoglou is slimed by association.
Perhaps the Brat/Legz has banned substances on the makeup he wears on court in order to absorb them cutaneously.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||September 14, 2023 6:11 PM|
Wasn't Serena coached by Mouratoglou for years?
|by Anonymous||reply 157||September 14, 2023 7:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||September 14, 2023 7:56 PM|
[quote]Wasn't Serena coached by Mouratoglou for years?
Yes, for ten years until 2022 which is when he dropped her (because she wouldn't commit to playing RG). The same year Halep dropped her entire team and moved to Mouratoglou which was quite shocking at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||September 14, 2023 7:58 PM|
R158, it was thought that Mouratoglou got into a relationship with Serena as a way of controlling her. He’s never been highly thought of in the tennis world, as far as I can tell. Every time a new player hired him people would joke that he was just a conduit for drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||September 14, 2023 8:32 PM|
As someone who has endured hundreds of lab tests for the past 40 years, I assure you that lab errors are common. Also, urinalyis testing is fraught with errors.
I mean, IDK and IDC but anything involving only one sample is suspect. I'm just sayin'
PS- Did you know that steriods ARE allowed, to a certain extent, if you get an exemption.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||September 14, 2023 8:36 PM|
Yeah. This book is old but it talked a lot about how coaches and trainers try to get into personal relationships with players or to get players attached to them so that their job is secure. I've no doubt that still goes on, especially in the women's tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||September 14, 2023 8:37 PM|
R161 Yes, Serena in particular had a long list of TUEs - predisnone especially. TUEs are mostly bullshit conditions - but they're legal.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||September 14, 2023 8:39 PM|
I'd love to see Justin Henin/Carlos Rodriguez porn, including 3 way with the husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||September 14, 2023 8:40 PM|
[quote] the husband.
That husband. My jaw would drop every time I saw him. He pinged my gaydar like crazy. She never said why they suddenly divorced but I think I could guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||September 14, 2023 8:42 PM|
Lots of things can mess up a drug test.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||September 14, 2023 8:43 PM|
As a reminder, this was Henin's husband.
Her current man vibes more masculine like Rodriguez.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||September 14, 2023 8:45 PM|
I could be wrong but they they had A and B samples so they could confirm results and rule out lab error.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||September 14, 2023 8:53 PM|
Yes, that is exactly why they have A and B samples. Dear god.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||September 14, 2023 8:55 PM|
Other realities exist
A critical concept is that not all drugs within a class have similar chemical structures and therefore may or may not react with the antibody included in the assay.4 Depending on the manufacturer there may be variable cross reactivity to various substances (discussed in further detail below). The manufacturer often does preliminary testing and reports some agents in their package insert known to cross-react with each class. This list should not be considered exhaustive as many unlisted substances cross react. The sensitivity and specificity of the various components of the immunoassays also can vary between manufactures as well. Thus, health care providers should be aware of the specifications of the immunoassay that is used by their laboratory.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||September 14, 2023 8:59 PM|
The Halep PR has entered the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||September 14, 2023 9:01 PM|
Justine's hair @ R167 is tragic. I mean, even for a dyke, it's tragic.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||September 14, 2023 9:03 PM|
I don't think she's a dyke. I think she wanted to get married and got conned. She seemed genuinely upset by the divorce because she withdrew from several tournaments including the AO. Then she went on to marry another man (who pings as straight) and have kids with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||September 14, 2023 9:06 PM|
R169, what is your snooty “dear god” about?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||September 14, 2023 9:24 PM|
I didn't know she had kids, R173. I'm happy to accept that she's straight.
My point remains: that hair is tragic, even for a dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||September 14, 2023 9:26 PM|
[quote]what is your snooty “dear god” about?
That poster is full of shit. There is an A and a B sample to rule out lab error. Is that not clear?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||September 14, 2023 9:27 PM|
[quote]that hair is tragic, even for a dyke.
I thought you were implying that she was one. My bad if not but honestly, most dykes I know wouldn't even try to dye/style their hair. Classic dyke hair is something like a short cut to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||September 14, 2023 9:30 PM|
[quote] who pings as straight
Is pinging straight even a thing? I thought pinging was specifically related to being gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||September 14, 2023 9:31 PM|
R178 Pinging is about guessing someone's sexuality so it makes sense to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||September 14, 2023 9:33 PM|
No worries, R177.
Here's some tragic , longer dyke hair.
Anyway, enough about bad hair. The gay in me compelled me to bring it up.
Back to tennis.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||September 14, 2023 9:35 PM|
Of course, Margaret Court's hair @ OP is pretty tragic, too. Even for a dyke.
I'll stop now, promise.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||September 14, 2023 9:36 PM|
Imagine the hellish frustration of having millions of dollars and multiple homes and not being able to eat, drink, smoke and fuck who ever you want?
My TOP 5, because 10 would be too whorish, choises for hottest player are:
1. F. Cerundulu- because he's up an coming, 2 of my favorite things
2. David Ferrer, he's retired but I can't stop thinking about making him grunt.
3. Borna Coric because, DAMN!, no explanation necessary
4. Tiafoe, though I'm afraid he would send me to the ER
5. Roberto Agut Bautista- he seems so sweet and I'd love to meet his horses and I think he's a friend of Ferrer's
How about you?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||September 14, 2023 10:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 183||September 14, 2023 10:02 PM|
[quote]Imagine the hellish frustration of having millions of dollars and multiple homes and not being able to eat, drink, smoke and fuck who ever you want?
What are you talking about? They can fuck anyone they want. As for the rest, they can eat, drink or smoke anything legal. Cigarettes, alcohol, fast food.
Kyrgios tweeted this:
Ehhhh not really lol, I run on bananas and coke cola in 5 set battles. And my record in them speaks for itself. Maybe players should just stop taking shady sh*t 😂 look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and say yep I did it right. Not hard."
What's with players being deprived if they can't consume 'shady shit'?
|by Anonymous||reply 184||September 14, 2023 10:05 PM|
R182, I don't know all of them, and mostly am familiar with higher ranked players - my hot list:
1 Rublev, 2 Fritz, 3 Zverev, 4 Tsitsipas, 5 Musetti
|by Anonymous||reply 185||September 14, 2023 10:07 PM|
1. Jack Draper 2. Pedro Cachin 3. Arthur Fils 4. Francisco Cerundolo 5. Tallon Griekspoor
1. Feli Lopez 2. Stefan Edberg 3. Jan Michael Gambill 4. Carlos Moya 5. Tommy Haas
|by Anonymous||reply 186||September 14, 2023 10:19 PM|
R185, A. Zverev or M. Zverev?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||September 14, 2023 10:24 PM|
So choise, R182.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||September 14, 2023 10:25 PM|
Alexander Zverev - never heard of an M. Zverev.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||September 14, 2023 10:28 PM|
Sure, Nick K, you're the paragon of "doing it right".
|by Anonymous||reply 190||September 14, 2023 10:30 PM|
My top 5 in no particular order: FAA, Arthur Fils, Juan Pablo Varillas, Laslo Djere, Skander Mansouri. Honorable mention: Monfils, Mackie, Popyrin, Antoine Hoang, Pablo Carreno Busta
|by Anonymous||reply 191||September 14, 2023 10:46 PM|
[quote] Alexander Zverev - never heard of an M. Zverev.
Mischa Zverev is Alexander’s brother, a former pro player himself and relatively high ranked in his day.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||September 14, 2023 10:48 PM|
M. Zverev is Mr. Congeniality to A. Zverev's Mr. Hyde.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||September 14, 2023 10:52 PM|
Carlos and I have been having a relationship throughout the 2023 season.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||September 14, 2023 11:30 PM|
You laugh but I know a Federer fan who almost seems to believe they are or will be together.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||September 14, 2023 11:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 196||September 14, 2023 11:52 PM|
Gauff was also with Mouratoglou for awhile. NOT that I'm implying anything...
|by Anonymous||reply 197||September 15, 2023 2:24 AM|
Then shut up—
|by Anonymous||reply 198||September 15, 2023 2:32 AM|
Please—he was an informal adviser for a few months in early-mid ‘23.
Like dozens of promising jrs over the last 20 years…years ago she trained on clay at his academy near Cannes / Nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||September 15, 2023 2:38 AM|
R182 has horrible taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||September 15, 2023 2:51 AM|
Goodness. Someone is certainly sensitive about the sainted CoCo. That's English for learn to take a joke you fucking prig.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||September 15, 2023 2:55 AM|
Is Ben ok? He normally tweets most days but hasn't tweeted in two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||September 15, 2023 4:06 AM|
I presume you mean Rothenberg, but this Ben looks more than ok.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||September 15, 2023 4:12 AM|
My top 2
1. Papa TsiTsi Fly
2. Goran Ivanisevic (Novak's coach)
I like masculine daddies. No man under 50 does a thing for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||September 15, 2023 4:53 AM|
Ivanisevic surprises me - I think he's a bit gross now.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||September 15, 2023 4:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 206||September 15, 2023 5:03 AM|
Serena was the most tested athlete in the history of sports.
They came to her home in the middle of the night, like burglars, fucking goons!
|by Anonymous||reply 207||September 15, 2023 5:07 AM|
R201 the joke is you…
….there was no humor to take in. Thanks for playing
|by Anonymous||reply 208||September 15, 2023 5:08 AM|
Had they found anything on serena , these lab testers would be singing it from the rooftops because they would have enjoyed nothing more than bringing down a black star athlete
|by Anonymous||reply 209||September 15, 2023 5:08 AM|
Simona was thirsty for wins and doped up to achieve it. She should look in the.mirror if she wants someone to blame amd stop blaming others
|by Anonymous||reply 210||September 15, 2023 5:09 AM|
[quote]Had they found anything on serena , these lab testers would be singing it from the rooftops because they would have enjoyed nothing more than bringing down a black star athlete
I don't think they would have, especially considering that the WTA and ATP were in charge of antidoping, and then the ITF (now it's been moved to the ITIA). She was a huge star and routinely got big ratings. It would have been bad for tennis. That's why so many tennis 'journalists' and former players are suspiciously a bit quiet about this or are sympathetic, bigging up the defenses. They know that Halep is the tip of a very big iceberg and don't want what happened to cycling to happen to tennis.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||September 15, 2023 5:13 AM|
Fritz is hot to DLers because he's horny.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||September 15, 2023 5:19 AM|
R211 is talking of its ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||September 15, 2023 5:20 AM|
The white Tennis world would NEVER EVER protect Serena. They were/ still are too pissed that Serena, a BLACK WOMAN became the greatest living Tennis player in history.
Even this thread / DLers are proving my point by slinging mud at Sernea when Simona Halep is the one who doped up.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||September 15, 2023 5:23 AM|
Tennis is a business and the bottom line is money. Did Serena bring in the crowds, sponsors and ratings? Yes, she did. Doesn't matter if you're black at that point - if you're a star and making money, that's good for their bottom line. Coco Gauff too.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||September 15, 2023 5:25 AM|
See r225 is proving my point. Slinging mud at Serena and poor little Coco Puffs when SIMONA HALEP IS the one doped up
|by Anonymous||reply 216||September 15, 2023 5:27 AM|
Meant R215 not R225
|by Anonymous||reply 217||September 15, 2023 5:28 AM|
R217 That's not what I was saying at all - re-read what I was saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||September 15, 2023 5:30 AM|
Serena wa shooed by her home crowd. Venus and Serrna were constantly belittled by players, umpires, crowds, anchors, spectators. It was hell for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||September 15, 2023 5:31 AM|
Venus and Serena had different coaches
|by Anonymous||reply 220||September 15, 2023 5:31 AM|
Venus had the class. Serena was an ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||September 15, 2023 5:45 AM|
I don't know why but I've never really been into the Davis Cup. Supposedly the crowds are dire there and top players have been swerving it too.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||September 15, 2023 5:46 AM|
Do you guys actually watch women's tennis? Serena is, and was, LAUDED by everyone, everywhere. As she should! She's the GOAT.
This narrative that Big Bad Tennis Ogres had it out for her because she's black is ridiculous. She's done more to make tennis grow than anyone and the Big Bad Tennis Ogres know this.
Sure, some idiot racist fans were horrible to her and Venus a thousand years ago at Indian Wells. Which sucked and was an extreme embarrassment. And advertising took longer to come around to her, but that's in large part because she's not a beauty. But by 2010 or so? She was in every other commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||September 15, 2023 7:58 AM|
R219, Venus is one of the most beloved tennis players all over the world. She's like Rafa.
Serena is more like Novak. Not everyone loves her and for good reason: She's had some bad moments on the court. She earned some of those boos. Again, like Novak.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||September 15, 2023 8:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 225||September 15, 2023 12:41 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 226||September 15, 2023 1:11 PM|
Venus' first endorsement deal with Reebok was the biggest ever (at the time) for a female tennis player
|by Anonymous||reply 227||September 15, 2023 1:14 PM|
R223 stealth racist post
|by Anonymous||reply 228||September 15, 2023 1:19 PM|
Will druggie.Simona Halep every return to competition?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||September 15, 2023 1:20 PM|
Or return to every competition. Or never has she ever. Whatever.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||September 15, 2023 1:32 PM|
By the time Halep's drug ban expires she will be too old to return in top form, the current top girls a la Iga and Sabalenka will be on their 5th or perhaps more, Grand Slam titles, if they remainn healthy...
|by Anonymous||reply 231||September 15, 2023 1:49 PM|
This clip has it all; arrogant Novaxx, Simpleton Nadal, Idiot Fouler and Know it all Gilbert. Wait for the end "Of course the women around here want to know if he has a girlfriend, he does, but he keeps it on the down low"
This was the year What'sHerCara moved from "friend" or "friend of the family" or "his sister's friend" to girlfriend. The announcers had the green light to say girlfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||September 15, 2023 3:20 PM|
Nadal had the last laugh at RG
|by Anonymous||reply 233||September 15, 2023 5:17 PM|
What year was that. I want to see that match. BG alluding to Novak using smelling salts - was he using these dmellibg salts so far back then ?
|by Anonymous||reply 234||September 15, 2023 5:19 PM|
Ruuuuuuuuuune loses to Monteiro in the Davis Cup.
The Brat is DONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 235||September 15, 2023 5:19 PM|
R234 it was 2006 when Novak was 19.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||September 15, 2023 5:29 PM|
r234, Are you serious? It was sarcasm, as if to say, "Novak, are you unconscious? Do we need smelling salts to wake you up because what you say happened did not happen?"
|by Anonymous||reply 237||September 15, 2023 5:30 PM|
I can't find a handy place to see the Davis Cup scores. Google gives me a great place when I type in a player's name but not for Davis Cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||September 15, 2023 5:31 PM|
Who cares about Davis Cup?
|by Anonymous||reply 239||September 15, 2023 5:35 PM|
R238, you can find them here. Eurosport also has them.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||September 15, 2023 5:36 PM|
For years Davis Cup has been this thing they’ve told us is really important but doesn’t feel like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||September 15, 2023 5:37 PM|
Thank you, R240!
Djokovic playing in Davis Cup - wow! He just beat Davidovich-Fokina, and Misery Murray beat some Swiss guy (Riedi). Stan over Norrie, Ruusovuori over Gojo - not that I understand what's going on with the "sets" which don't mean what they usually do ??
|by Anonymous||reply 242||September 15, 2023 5:46 PM|
Oh wait - they do mean what they usually do lol. I'm just not sure to their formatting.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||September 15, 2023 5:48 PM|
The RuneLoons in deep denial. If you bother to play the Davis Cup you really don't want to lose - your country's rep is on the line..
Bratty hasn't won a match since Wimby - 4 losses on the bounce: all to players outside the Top 40.
No access to MoTo's Magic Juice is taking a toll?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||September 15, 2023 5:48 PM|
R237 you fucking imbecile, do you even fucking watch tennis?! Because if you did you would notice Novaxx sniffing some sort of magic sniffer bullshit almost every match. Fuck off
|by Anonymous||reply 245||September 15, 2023 6:07 PM|
^ I think It's time for your medication
|by Anonymous||reply 246||September 15, 2023 6:35 PM|
r245, reality is your friend. It was a metafor. A direct quote from Gilbert " Are you kidding me? When the trainer came out, buddy, do you need some smelling salts? You want to incite Rafa? I think the next time he plays..."
Are you so delusional that you think that he's huffing banned substances during matches on live tv? Grow up and calm the fuck down, it's tennis for fuck's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||September 15, 2023 6:44 PM|
Speaking of tennis corruption...
A Washington Post investigation of a vast match-fixing ring, and how the changing nature of gambling has corrupted tennis, is based on dozens of interviews with players, coaches, investigators, tennis officials and match fixers. The Post obtained tens of thousands of the central match fixer’s text messages, hundreds of pages of internal European law-enforcement documents, and the interrogation transcripts of players.
The maestro: The man who built the biggest match-fixing ring in tennis.
Read part two:
The unraveling: How a small-town police officer took down the largest match-fixing ring in tennis
Share this article Share 1. Gambling on tennis has exploded in recent years, increasing to roughly $50 billion annually. About a quarter of that sum is wagered on matches within the sport’s lowest tier, many of them so obscure that they aren’t televised and offer meager prize money, often just over $2,000 for a tournament’s winner. Match fixers have found opportunity at the sport’s lowest level to bribe players who struggle to earn a sustainable income.
2. With 47,000 matches a year in 65 countries, the International Tennis Federation proved particularly vulnerable to match-fixing. Because of the emergence of “spot betting,” in which gamblers can bet on a point or a game, rather than a contest’s outcome, players are now able to work with match fixers to throw a component of some of the least-watched matches, while still defeating their opponent.
Sargsyan inside Belgium's Haren Prison on Aug. 24. (Sebastien Van Malleghem for The Washington Post) 3. The ring, based in Belgium, built a roster of more than 180 professional players from more than 30 countries who would fix matches, or parts of matches, investigators said. A lawyer representing professional tennis said it was the biggest in the history of tennis. The man behind the ring, Grigor Sargsyan, traveled around Europe to keep his roster happy. He paid the players with envelopes full of cash at Paris train stations; he took them out to fancy dinners; he bought an engagement ring so one player could give it to his girlfriend.
4. Even after Sargsyan’s arrest and conviction, professional tennis continues to receive about 100 alerts of irregular betting each year, an indication of fixed matches. That’s more than in any other sport. The ITF has extended its contract with Sportradar, a Swiss company that provides real-time data on obscure tennis matches to gamblers around the world, even after a 2018 internal review cautioned the tour against the impact of that contract on match-fixing syndicates.
5. Law enforcement agencies around the world have grown increasingly concerned about the link between sports gambling and organized crime. The FBI and Interpol have each formed units to combat match-fixing. The United Nations has gotten involved, calling organized crime “a major and growing threat to sport.” On the tennis tour, the sport has hired a team of investigators who interrogate players and seize their phones when they suspect that athletes are throwing matches. It was that team of investigators — and one particularly dogged Belgian police officer — that eventually took down Sargsyan’s ring.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||September 15, 2023 7:16 PM|
Daddy Fritz on the runway at Hermes fashion show.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||September 16, 2023 3:07 PM|
Okay, participating in a fashion show is a lark. I get it.
But first maybe prove you’re a legitimate top ten player. His performance at the majors has been a let down.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||September 16, 2023 3:22 PM|
Daddy looks hot there
|by Anonymous||reply 251||September 17, 2023 4:13 AM|
Taylor fritz is the most overrated player in ATP tour
|by Anonymous||reply 252||September 17, 2023 12:01 PM|
All the top girls have dropped our of the Guadalajara Open. Quite surprising since it is a 1000 event. The likes of Iga, Pegula, Rybakina, Sabalenka, Muchova, Coco etc have all dropped our . What gives...
|by Anonymous||reply 253||September 17, 2023 12:02 PM|
Exhaustion, worries of dysentary and knowing that they have to go to China. Ugg.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||September 17, 2023 12:19 PM|
From Vox, Excellent explainer about salaries featuring adorable Hubie.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||September 17, 2023 12:36 PM|
Fritz’s Indian Wells trophy is looking like an anomaly.
Hell, Norrie has had much more Grand Slam success and I don’t think of him as a serious contender for any big title.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||September 17, 2023 3:50 PM|
Perhaps Taylor Fritz is following the Casper Ruud career model.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||September 17, 2023 3:53 PM|
There's an article about Alcarez in the Wall Street Journal (with, of course, lots of photos).
|by Anonymous||reply 258||September 17, 2023 5:22 PM|
Federico Coria displays his credentials to join The ATP Big Penis Caucus
|by Anonymous||reply 259||September 17, 2023 5:37 PM|
R257, only Ruud has advanced much further in majors.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||September 17, 2023 6:03 PM|
Fat Sock and his trashy, Instaho wife are having a Sockling.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||September 17, 2023 8:18 PM|
Daddy looks HAF @ R249
|by Anonymous||reply 262||September 17, 2023 9:44 PM|
Pour on your readers, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||September 17, 2023 9:49 PM|
Or put them on—but get some clarity.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||September 17, 2023 10:10 PM|
The poster who wrote “pour” was thinking of a cocktail. Hope you’re not trying to stay sober.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||September 17, 2023 10:17 PM|
The poster who mistyped pour corrected the error, well before your lame joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||September 17, 2023 10:45 PM|
The no-fun-zone has entered the chat at R266.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||September 17, 2023 10:47 PM|
Fun requires humor—you displayed none.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||September 17, 2023 10:49 PM|
Do they wheel you out at parties to chase the guests home? Hope your day gets better, or you encounter better lighting.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||September 17, 2023 11:21 PM|
Why do you keep making lame replies. Give it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||September 17, 2023 11:31 PM|
Girls, girls, you're both Haleps!
|by Anonymous||reply 271||September 17, 2023 11:32 PM|
To be fair he's American. They have to build him up.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||September 18, 2023 1:53 AM|
^Fritz I mean. It's not his fault
|by Anonymous||reply 273||September 18, 2023 1:54 AM|
Meanwhile, Novaxx withdraws from Shanghai.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||September 18, 2023 1:59 AM|
One less MAGA in tennis! The Lesser Coco (Vandeweghe) has just retired!
|by Anonymous||reply 275||September 18, 2023 6:15 AM|
Van De Weghe and Danielle Collins got to the doubles final in San Diego but lost to the Czech doubles supremo team of Krejcikova and Siniakova. Not that bad of an end, really, even if it was a loss.
Krejcikova also won the singles in San Diego, beating Sonya Kenina.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||September 18, 2023 10:05 AM|
Hard to understand what happened with Coco V’s career. Injuries?
Yes, I know her game is rather one-dimensional but she made it to the semis of the US Open… then nada.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||September 18, 2023 1:58 PM|
Shirtless Carlitos practicing.
Is this where we talk about Hopman cup?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||September 18, 2023 2:03 PM|
R278 Carlitos should single-handedly make Nude Tennis a thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||September 18, 2023 2:21 PM|
El Peque team or G-Unit team?
|by Anonymous||reply 280||September 18, 2023 2:42 PM|
Guido Pella retired.
I always thought he was HAWT.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||September 18, 2023 10:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 282||September 18, 2023 10:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 283||September 18, 2023 10:48 PM|
Will he now go work at his family’s window company?
|by Anonymous||reply 284||September 18, 2023 10:54 PM|
Huge fan of Barbora 's game. Glad she is back to winning form
|by Anonymous||reply 285||September 19, 2023 3:55 AM|
Does she have an underground mall?
|by Anonymous||reply 286||September 19, 2023 3:58 AM|
Barbora made a comment (earlier this year?) that she thought she was among the current Big Four with Swiatek, Sabalenka and Rybakina.
Unfortunately (I like her), she’s far from that.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||September 19, 2023 9:55 AM|
It must be said about Halep, she’s been struggling to compete with big hitters for a while.
Hard to see her contending against the likes of Sabalenka and Rybakina.
Thus the reason I buy into the idea that she doped: her main weapon is endurance. She’s a backboard against bigger hitters (most of the top players), so needs to be equipped to wear down her opponents until they make errors. So the crime seems to make sense game-wise, even if it doesn’t align with her character as we knew it.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||September 19, 2023 10:01 AM|
[quote] among the current Big Four
There only ever has been one Big Four.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||September 19, 2023 1:00 PM|
Yeah, I would not consider there to be anything like a Big 2, Big 3 or Big 4 in the WTA at the moment. Swiatek has 4 slam titles but pretty much everyone else only has one.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||September 19, 2023 1:03 PM|
I feel like all the other girls had/ have ( now more than ever) the potential to beat Iga. Silly to say but it almost seem like they were intimidated by Iga and allowed her to outplay them. They couldn't figure out her game. Only Ry akina and Sbalenka seem to have figured her out. Krejicova almost always outplayed her. Now as soon as Iga started losing to the likes of Pegula, svitolina, near loss to Bencic at Wimbledo and Muchova at French, and Coco.. the girls will not fear her game next season.
I suspect iga will slide way way down in the ranking next year. Probably top 10 but most likely around the bottom half
|by Anonymous||reply 291||September 19, 2023 5:14 PM|
Poor dear Iga. She seems mentally overwhelmed in her pressers. She's only 22.
And what the hell happened to Caroline Garcia? When she won the WTA final, or whatever it was, I thought she was ready to take the lead. Then, flop city. She's 29 though - I don't know what happened earlier in her career (new to following the sport -- Serena and the 3 male goats annoyed me so I tuned out)
|by Anonymous||reply 292||September 19, 2023 5:46 PM|
For those interested, this week’s Tennis Podcast starts with a good discussion of the Halep case, informed by discussions with experts.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||September 19, 2023 7:03 PM|
I don’t agree with the expected Iga slide.
She has a great game. Doesn’t have the power of Sabalenka or Rybakina, so if they are on and not making too many errors (big if), they will always be a tough out, but she has a host of other tools.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||September 19, 2023 7:06 PM|
R292, Garcia is closest being out of Top Ten. She won a handful of tournaments last year,has performed poorly this year. Right now she is losing to a noname Russian chick at the Mexico Open(Abierto de Guadalajara)
|by Anonymous||reply 295||September 19, 2023 7:06 PM|
Garcia is so frustrating! She has wicked talent and should be contending for majors.
Seems to be between the ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||September 19, 2023 7:18 PM|
more eye candy pls
|by Anonymous||reply 297||September 19, 2023 11:01 PM|
Minister of Happiness has found an easy opponent
|by Anonymous||reply 298||September 20, 2023 12:15 AM|
Who’s that R298?
|by Anonymous||reply 299||September 20, 2023 12:40 AM|
It’s doubles hunter.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||September 20, 2023 1:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 301||September 20, 2023 2:23 AM|
Thank you, R301.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||September 20, 2023 3:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 303||September 20, 2023 5:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 304||September 20, 2023 10:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 305||September 20, 2023 4:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 306||September 20, 2023 7:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 307||September 20, 2023 7:11 PM|
Jon Wertheim devoted his si.com column to the Halep ban.
There is this:
“…objectively, this is a lot of forensic detail and a rough set of facts for Halep and her defense team. Her lawyer, Howard Jacobs, is tops in class. But it will be a challenge to overcome this fact pattern…”
Her team claims that two members of the tribunal were prepared to exonerate her before they learned her identity, and they plan to argue this in their appeal. As he says, this strains common sense, noting that these experts are putting their reputations on the line.
I would add that she’s an extremely well liked player and I think the vast majority of tennis fans were shocked by her positive test, so it’s hard for me to swallow the notion of two experts who have it out for Simona. I would think the identity thing could only hurt is the subject was someone who had a physique or level of power that raised obvious questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||September 20, 2023 10:47 PM|
HawTTT @ R304
|by Anonymous||reply 309||September 21, 2023 2:41 AM|
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes, the tennis match in which I played and defeated ex-tennis-champion-turned-hustler Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome.
We played in front of a worldwide audience of 90 million, and the match became the most watched televised sports event of all time.
The victory was about so much more than tennis. It became one of the defining moments of the women's movement, one of the most impactful moments in sports, and one of the most important days of my life.
We have come a long way since 1973, and I have enjoyed watching today's women athletes live out the dreams of my generation.
But we are not done yet.
The work continues today, and each one of us can help.
Let's keep going for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||September 21, 2023 3:41 AM|
Daria Saville feels that Maria Sharapova might be training to make a comeback
|by Anonymous||reply 311||September 21, 2023 3:58 AM|
The original Coco, CoCo Vandeweghe, is on Tennis Channel commentating during the Ons/Trevisan match at the Guadalajara Open Akron.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||September 21, 2023 4:26 AM|
R311, I assume she's only exercising a lot to get her pre-baby body back. She's too bloody old at 35 to come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||September 21, 2023 4:29 AM|
Vandeweghe is a moron. She just said Ons got “lacksadaisical” [sic] in the second set.
Earlier she misattributed “Closing Time” to Oasis.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||September 21, 2023 4:37 AM|
Nobody needs Sharapova back.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||September 21, 2023 5:01 AM|
Coco Vandeweghe seems like she would fart a lot unapologietically and laugh about it. I also assume she can stink up a bathroom Gary Morton style
|by Anonymous||reply 316||September 21, 2023 5:02 AM|
Gotta love King (happy fiftieth anniversary, btw!) and Rennae Stubbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||September 21, 2023 8:32 AM|
Coco and Bethany could probably clear a movie theater, R316.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||September 21, 2023 10:22 AM|
Is this where we talk about Asian swing?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||September 21, 2023 1:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 320||September 21, 2023 3:03 PM|
Είχα χτυπήσει αυτό!
|by Anonymous||reply 321||September 21, 2023 5:04 PM|
Wuby can't keep his hands off the boys at the 'Lover' Cup...
|by Anonymous||reply 322||September 21, 2023 7:16 PM|
Wuby wants that Norwegian sausage!
|by Anonymous||reply 323||September 21, 2023 9:18 PM|
Mackie in Chengdu
|by Anonymous||reply 324||September 21, 2023 9:31 PM|
Who is Otto Virtanen, and how have we missed him?
|by Anonymous||reply 325||September 21, 2023 9:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 326||September 21, 2023 9:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 327||September 21, 2023 9:41 PM|
Azarenka always seems to have a Rockstar vibe about her in press conferences
|by Anonymous||reply 328||September 21, 2023 11:43 PM|
Yes, on court she often looks like she got high and went on romp in Steven Tyler's clothes closet
|by Anonymous||reply 329||September 22, 2023 12:02 AM|
^whoops, meant to say 'in her pressers'
|by Anonymous||reply 330||September 22, 2023 12:03 AM|
R322 Rublev looks drunk and Ruud looks uncomfortable with the whole situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||September 22, 2023 1:03 AM|
Why does martina Trevisan sound like she is getting fucked ?
|by Anonymous||reply 332||September 22, 2023 1:53 AM|
Is this where we talk about Laver Cup?
|by Anonymous||reply 333||September 22, 2023 5:03 AM|
Soon, R333, soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||September 22, 2023 12:47 PM|
R328 really? I always find her borderline nerdy and dorky.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||September 22, 2023 4:16 PM|
Now it’s the place where you talk about the Laver Cup. Happy Friday.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||September 22, 2023 4:29 PM|
Shelton stepped it up in the tiebreak. Good for him.
Fils is the real deal. I expect his ascent to be rapid.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||September 22, 2023 9:14 PM|
Thank you, Laver Cup apparel designer.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||September 22, 2023 9:35 PM|
Has Shapo appeared in white shorts?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||September 22, 2023 9:37 PM|
God, Laver Cup is so dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||September 22, 2023 9:54 PM|
Vanity Piece. Come, kiss the ring.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||September 22, 2023 10:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 342||September 22, 2023 10:26 PM|
Wow a navel! Thanks for that?
|by Anonymous||reply 343||September 22, 2023 10:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 344||September 22, 2023 10:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 345||September 22, 2023 10:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 346||September 22, 2023 10:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 347||September 22, 2023 10:33 PM|
I wonder if Shelton's boobs out gesture at the end of his match with Fils was a yank at Djokovic.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||September 22, 2023 10:53 PM|
What is the link between novax and boobs
|by Anonymous||reply 349||September 22, 2023 11:38 PM|
The link's in the link, R349.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||September 22, 2023 11:43 PM|
A shame Djokovic isn’t there but I don’t think he’s felt welcome in prior years
|by Anonymous||reply 351||September 22, 2023 11:46 PM|
He shouldn’t be.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||September 23, 2023 12:01 AM|
What uncomfortable viewing- that match between FAA and Monfils
|by Anonymous||reply 353||September 23, 2023 3:16 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 354||September 23, 2023 3:21 AM|
FAA seems wound up so tight while Monfils is letting it all hang out. And I do mean all.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||September 23, 2023 3:50 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 356||September 23, 2023 7:28 PM|
Wublev team or Daddy Fritz team?
|by Anonymous||reply 357||September 23, 2023 8:37 PM|
I think we should permanently retire "Cheryl" for good and instead rename that persona "Margaret Court."
My pussy stinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||September 23, 2023 8:47 PM|
On another note, Del Potro turns 35 today. (a.k.a., Nate's favorite age number, if you know what I mean).
|by Anonymous||reply 359||September 23, 2023 8:53 PM|
as long as I have a face, Del Potro has a place to sit
|by Anonymous||reply 360||September 23, 2023 9:16 PM|
tough choice, but Ima say Daddy Team
|by Anonymous||reply 361||September 23, 2023 9:22 PM|
Sweaty and shiny legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||September 23, 2023 9:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 363||September 23, 2023 9:45 PM|
Daddy in a 2nd set TB
|by Anonymous||reply 364||September 23, 2023 10:03 PM|
Boy, Team Europe is weak.
No Djokovic, Alcaraz, Medvedev or Zverev.
For Laver Cup to be a major event, they have to find a way (a place in the schedule that works well, perhaps most importantly) to attract the very best.
Davidovic-Fokina seems like a nice guy but, come on.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||September 23, 2023 10:11 PM|
Is Shapo there this year?
|by Anonymous||reply 366||September 23, 2023 10:12 PM|
the yearly schedule is way too long, I can see why the top players don't play it
|by Anonymous||reply 367||September 23, 2023 10:13 PM|
Laver Cup is dumb and shouldn’t be a thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||September 23, 2023 10:24 PM|
Team Europe may have been shit on court, but they're certainly bringing The Gay Stuff off it...
|by Anonymous||reply 369||September 24, 2023 6:42 AM|
How is Rublev in the Europe team if he officially doesn't have a country?
It's like the Olympics where they put all the Russians in their own team and make it obvious that it's Russia. Even the Refugee Olympic Team are separate to the Russians. I've always thought that if they wanted to start making the Russians take things seriously they should incorporate their team with the refugees. The racist Russians would definitely not have liked that.
As for Rublev, either he's a very straight but slightly awkward person who is comfortable with doing this because he isn't attracted to men. Or he's gay.. I don't know which it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||September 24, 2023 6:50 AM|
It's clear that Rublev was attempting a spontaneous ass transplant.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||September 24, 2023 6:57 AM|
Casper looking adorable
|by Anonymous||reply 372||September 24, 2023 11:06 AM|
Mopsy and Felix get it done
|by Anonymous||reply 373||September 24, 2023 11:08 AM|
I think we'll quietly hear the end of Laver Cup within five years. It was Roger's baby, and if he and Rafa aren't able/willing to play, it's dead. Rog could have played doubles and not embarassed himself. Is Rod Laver even at the venue?
|by Anonymous||reply 374||September 24, 2023 11:51 AM|
Yes, Laver is at the venue, looking very Father Time. Makes me wonder whether he'll see the Cup's demise or vice versa.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||September 24, 2023 2:26 PM|
I’m glad to see we’re talking about Laver Cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||September 24, 2023 2:50 PM|
Well, this is where we talk about it ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 377||September 24, 2023 2:57 PM|
I don’t know. I think Laver Cup could/should be a fun event. I value it much more than Davis Cup or BJK Cup.
They could include women and, if they’re able to attract the stars, it could be really fun. (I like the team atmosphere and think it brings out the best in some.)
But the likes of Hubie will not keep anyone on the edge of their seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||September 24, 2023 2:58 PM|
I much prefer it to NextGen.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||September 24, 2023 3:02 PM|
Davis Cup and "BJK" Cup are also dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||September 24, 2023 3:03 PM|
Why is no one talking about Sakkari’s first win in 4 years and only second WTA win ever. Good for her! Hopefully a major weight off her (beautiful, athletic) shoulders!
|by Anonymous||reply 381||September 24, 2023 3:18 PM|
What about the Wightman Cup and the Maureen Connolly Cup?
None of these cups mentioned in the thread were or are dumb. It’s just a question of relevance as the tennis world changes.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||September 24, 2023 3:20 PM|
Fortunately they’re reverting to the traditional Davis Cup format after the current sponsorship ends.
I abhor the name Billie Jean Cup. She’s received so many well-deserved accolades, but this too should revert.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||September 24, 2023 3:22 PM|
[quote] only second WTA win ever
What’s remarkable is that it’s in WTA.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||September 24, 2023 3:23 PM|
I was considering going to Laver Cup this year, but with the top talent not there, it was not worth it. I do love Vancouver though.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||September 24, 2023 3:27 PM|
No one’s talking about it because no one was there to watch. No one wanted to play. She beat Caroline Dolehide in a 1000 final?! That’s not a good look for the WTA…
|by Anonymous||reply 386||September 24, 2023 3:29 PM|
R381 I meant to post about Maria's win last night but fell asleep. Good for her. She has been struggling last few months, this win should provide a boost of confidence.
R386, 9 out of the Top10 didnt play. Also,.Caroline played very well throughout the tournament.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||September 24, 2023 3:45 PM|
They have major league pickle ball now?
|by Anonymous||reply 388||September 24, 2023 3:47 PM|
Je suis lassé de ces polémiques incessantes et futiles. Certaines personnes semblent s’enflammer pour des broutilles. Je suis agacé par ceux qui portent des jugements hâtifs. Certains pourraient penser que, parce que je souris et que je m’amuse, je ne suis pas sérieux. Certes, ma vision est peut-être différente, mais je m’efforce toujours de respecter les directives qui me sont données.
À 37 ans, j’essaie simplement de profiter au maximum de chaque instant. Lorsqu’on m’a proposé de participer à la Laver Cup, j’ai été honoré. Avec mon classement actuel, en dehors du top 100 à cet âge, j’ai même cru à une plaisanterie. Mais je prends cette opportunité très au sérieux, pour l’événement, pour mon équipe et surtout pour moi. Voyager jusqu’à Vancouver et quitter ma famille à nouveau n’est pas la chose la plus simple. Mais, malgré tout, je continue d’exercer mon métier avec passion et sincérité, comme je l’ai toujours fait. Et, sans langue de bois, je dois admettre que je suis très bien rémunéré pour cela et que les conditions sont exceptionnelles.
Je sais, certains diront que je n’ai rien accompli, que je suis un clown… Mais la vérité, c’est que je suis heureux et épanoui. Je tiens à préciser que la Laver Cup est un événement fantastique, et je compte profiter pleinement de la fin de mon week-end. Let’s go Team Europe, let’s catch up Team World 💪🏾!
|by Anonymous||reply 389||September 24, 2023 4:49 PM|
Uh ma'am, this is a Wendy's
|by Anonymous||reply 390||September 24, 2023 4:54 PM|
That must be from Monfiles, R389. I'm not going to labor through the translation word for word, but basically he's saying that he's tired of the tempest in a teapot about his qualifications to play in the Laver Cup and that he was honored to be invited. He first took it as a joke since he's 37 and out of the top 100, but he's still serious in his dedication to the sport and the event even though it was difficult to leave his new family for the event. He's also quite happy with how well he was compensated and for the nice reception/conditions/quarters. He knows some think of him as a clown who hasn't done much in his career, but he feels happy and fulfilled even so.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||September 24, 2023 5:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 392||September 24, 2023 5:15 PM|
Well that's life. g.e.m.s.life.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||September 24, 2023 5:15 PM|
He’s cool by me.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||September 24, 2023 5:19 PM|
I'm a big FAA fan, yet very surprised by how much of a stick he got up his ass and misread the room because of Monfils' very brief sit-down moment of fun. This is the Laver Cup, not Wimbledon.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||September 24, 2023 5:22 PM|
Here's the context including Monfils' remarks translated.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||September 24, 2023 5:26 PM|
FAA takes LC so seriously yet he has yet to pass then 3rd round of a tournament since Nov 2022
|by Anonymous||reply 397||September 24, 2023 5:37 PM|
For me the only eye candy at Laver Cup this year is Casper Ruud and Daddy Fritz.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||September 24, 2023 5:53 PM|
For me Casper and Fritz are the least of the plentiful eye candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||September 24, 2023 5:57 PM|
What r399 said!
|by Anonymous||reply 400||September 24, 2023 6:30 PM|
Is this where we talk about the Japan Open?
|by Anonymous||reply 401||September 24, 2023 8:02 PM|
FAA doesn’t seem to understand the spirit of these events. They are glorified exhibitions.
The crowd wants to see high-level play, and see the players showing their personalities.
But I like FAA and think he’s going through a rough period.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||September 24, 2023 8:06 PM|
Fun watching Shelton and Tiafoe playing doubles.
Don’t know what Ben’s ceiling is but he’s going to continue to rise.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||September 24, 2023 8:11 PM|
FAA is a joke
|by Anonymous||reply 404||September 24, 2023 8:29 PM|
Mopsy and Big Foe!
I'm long Mopsy, too, R403.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||September 24, 2023 9:08 PM|
Embarrassing that Laver Cup was decided with three matches to go. Organizers’ worst-case scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||September 24, 2023 9:28 PM|
They had some sort of glitch when they tried to announce Berlin as the next host city of Laver Cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||September 24, 2023 9:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 408||September 24, 2023 10:49 PM|
LOTS of DL boyfriends
|by Anonymous||reply 409||September 24, 2023 10:54 PM|
Poor Tommy. The only player on his team to drop a match.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||September 24, 2023 11:02 PM|
Well at least he can say he was part of the winning team.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||September 24, 2023 11:03 PM|
So CocoPuffs is taking a long break it seems. No show at Guadalajara, No show at upcoming Japan Open...
|by Anonymous||reply 412||September 24, 2023 11:29 PM|
Good for Coco. At this stage of her career, she shouldn’t overdo it.
And I bet Brad wants to work on some things. Do it after her first taste of Majors success.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||September 24, 2023 11:33 PM|
Felix made it to the 4th round of this year's AO, R397. In 2023 he's also made it to the semis in Doha and the quarters in Indian Wells, all of which are beyond the third round.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||September 25, 2023 12:16 AM|
FAA has those 3 upcoming ATP 2022 wins to defend. His ranking is going to crash through the floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||September 25, 2023 12:45 AM|
Joining Shapo already there. Though Felix might turn it around. He's been down this road before.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||September 25, 2023 12:47 AM|
Fat Sock baptized and "born again"
|by Anonymous||reply 417||September 25, 2023 1:15 AM|
Sock says goodbye to common sense. Oh well, at least his wife's happy. Enjoy the Trump rally...
|by Anonymous||reply 418||September 25, 2023 1:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 419||September 25, 2023 12:45 PM|
Nobody saw either of those things coming, r417 and r419.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||September 25, 2023 1:28 PM|
Cigars... the perfect complement to the trashy and boorish Laver Cup. Thank fuck it's over.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||September 25, 2023 1:40 PM|
A face like a bulldog chewing a wasp…
|by Anonymous||reply 422||September 25, 2023 1:42 PM|
Rybakina has withdrawn from the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||September 25, 2023 1:52 PM|
Is this also called the Japan Open? R423
|by Anonymous||reply 424||September 25, 2023 1:57 PM|
Is this where we talk about it?
|by Anonymous||reply 425||September 25, 2023 2:28 PM|
My goodness r419 even by the standards of today’s disposable relationships that was one brief encounter.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||September 25, 2023 3:01 PM|
Is Rybakina having a mental health crisis? She was furious that she wasn't seeded and couldn't skip a round like two women ranked lower than her but who bothered to show up at Guadalajara, which I think only had one player out of the top 10. An embarrassment for the WTA. And Ryba gets punished.
Oh pretty girl, calm down and take your medicine. Those girls had to work last week and you could just lay around and eat grapes and take performance meds, or whatever you do when you're off.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||September 25, 2023 3:11 PM|
Bored AF and scrolling through the Challenfer scores - as you do - and come across another ATP hottie who seems to have flown under the radar of the DL Gays & Tennis HunkHunters.
I present Andrea Pellegrino - winner of the Challenger in Bad Waltersdorf, Austria.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||September 25, 2023 3:40 PM|
Guns 'N Trophies
|by Anonymous||reply 429||September 25, 2023 4:11 PM|
He’s a tall drink of (Pellegrino) water.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||September 25, 2023 6:36 PM|
Is this where we talk about Zavarovalnica Sava Llubljana?
|by Anonymous||reply 431||September 25, 2023 7:54 PM|
I follow the Challenger events often and secure my hottie faves....only to sometimes watch one of you lovely folks discover the same player and claim him as yours.
The Challengers can be a real treasure trove of gorgeous guys...but...too many camera long shots and lack of focus on shirt changes, often breaking away to ads or plopping that huge stat graphic. That graphic is annoying enough because it blocks out the handshake at the end of the match, and lingers after a set while the hotties are shirtless.
Damn it all, at ALL levels, sex sells...so SELL the fuck out of it!
|by Anonymous||reply 432||September 25, 2023 11:26 PM|
[quote] often breaking away to ads
[quote] That graphic is annoying enough because it blocks
As does the Jardiance fatso woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||September 25, 2023 11:34 PM|
Is this where we talk about the Ningbo Open?
|by Anonymous||reply 434||September 26, 2023 12:44 AM|
R431 who is that?
|by Anonymous||reply 435||September 26, 2023 1:18 AM|
I like the WTA's new 'performance byes'. I think it will definitely encourage players who won or did well in a tournament to play the next one and that can only be good for fans and the game. It's not a secret that Rybakina hates being a tennis player and wanted to quit before she won Wimbledon so I think that's the real reason behind her discontent. Her coach is known for being abusive but I think they're in a relationship so that isn't a healthy situation either.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||September 26, 2023 5:43 AM|
She needs a "gratefulness diary". Dear Elena, if you're listening, buy one and every morning get up and list all the things you're grateful for -- winning Wimbledon, your Kazakh nationality, your beautiful face and long limbs - you could be a model! Find a hot guy to pay for things and stuff, and retire!!
|by Anonymous||reply 437||September 26, 2023 2:38 PM|
Yeah, Rybakina is an odd one. Seems mild-mannered on court but has made some heated remarks off-court that come across as pretty entitled.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||September 26, 2023 3:54 PM|
Sascha and Karen win in China
|by Anonymous||reply 439||September 26, 2023 4:24 PM|
It's Ratface around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||September 26, 2023 4:48 PM|
Svee is finally in On running shoes. All that buttering up by Federer (he has a stake in the company) seems to have worked. She isn't playing well though.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||September 27, 2023 8:52 AM|
FL fave Wolfman through qualies into the main draw in Beijing
|by Anonymous||reply 442||September 27, 2023 11:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 443||September 27, 2023 11:03 AM|
Legz back in action
|by Anonymous||reply 444||September 27, 2023 11:04 AM|
Thunder Thighs Wolfman!
Weird looking with that Crayola bright blue monochrome outfit, the small cap, the long curls and little mustache. It's a choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||September 27, 2023 1:59 PM|
It’s a mullet monster
|by Anonymous||reply 446||September 27, 2023 2:05 PM|
So glad Iga 's game is shit
|by Anonymous||reply 447||September 27, 2023 4:53 PM|
Nuno Borges had a good win over Kukushkin today, with the entire crowd against him.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||September 27, 2023 9:15 PM|
Thank you taking the time to post the eye candy. I know it takes time to find good pics of 🔥 players. I especially like the swarthy ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||September 27, 2023 9:28 PM|
R449, who are some of your favorites? Carlitos? Giron?
|by Anonymous||reply 450||September 27, 2023 9:39 PM|
Is this where we talk about the China Open?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||September 28, 2023 12:27 AM|
Yes, R451 but the discussion must be in Mandarin.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||September 28, 2023 12:59 AM|
Good day for my boys in China today - The UGOAT (finally defeating Sonego at the third attempt this year), Etcheverry, Foki, and Demon all winning.
Here's Tomas Martin looking exceptionally pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||September 28, 2023 3:00 PM|
Giron beat Stan in 3 tiebreak sets. Great win for Marcos.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||September 28, 2023 3:23 PM|
Looks like Demon got under Misery's skin
|by Anonymous||reply 455||September 28, 2023 5:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 456||September 28, 2023 5:07 PM|
Isn't he too old for this?
|by Anonymous||reply 457||September 28, 2023 5:10 PM|
Im assuming Murray retires next summer after Wimbledon and the Olympics.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||September 28, 2023 5:11 PM|
I was watching the tail end of the Murray match. He had three match points he couldn't convert, at least two on his serve in the final set tiebreak. Also, he is now 0-5 against DeMinauer.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||September 28, 2023 5:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 460||September 28, 2023 5:49 PM|
More Challenger Tour eye candy....
|by Anonymous||reply 461||September 28, 2023 7:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 462||September 28, 2023 7:38 PM|
Good spots R461.
I very much approve of Machac's short length - hope it catches on.
Btw his opponent, Constant Lestienne, was sporting a huge bulge when he collapsed to the floor on winning last week's Challenger in St-Tropez - and no, it definitely wasn't a ball in his pocket. I've clocked it many times before.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||September 28, 2023 7:58 PM|
Beijing has some good matches tomorrow.
Legz Team or FAA Team?
Our Tommy Team or Med Team?
Sascha Team or Lil Diego Team?
|by Anonymous||reply 464||September 28, 2023 9:30 PM|
FAA team (Legz for eye candy though I won’t have a chance to watch.)
Kind of indifferent but I’ll lean Med team.
‘Lil Diego team (A. Zverev for eye candy).
|by Anonymous||reply 465||September 28, 2023 10:18 PM|
How can I watch the Tokyo Open? Anyone able.to provide a link?
|by Anonymous||reply 466||September 29, 2023 3:45 AM|
Is this where we talk about Tokyo Open?
|by Anonymous||reply 467||September 29, 2023 3:58 AM|
Hate to bring everyone’s mood down a notch or two, but the Peng Shuai question refuses to go away (or at least, we shouldn’t let it).
|by Anonymous||reply 468||September 29, 2023 6:27 AM|
Is Peng Shua still missing?
|by Anonymous||reply 469||September 29, 2023 9:22 AM|
Yes! Iga lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||September 29, 2023 9:23 AM|
Jarry drives Citybus off the road.
Will TitsyFLOP even qualify for the ATP Finals at this rate?
|by Anonymous||reply 471||September 29, 2023 10:10 AM|
bye Tommy :-(
|by Anonymous||reply 472||September 29, 2023 10:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 473||September 29, 2023 10:54 AM|
Titsy and FAA
|by Anonymous||reply 474||September 29, 2023 11:45 AM|
So Wim Fissette just left Zheng Qinwen for Naomi Osaka lol. Not a surprise given his track record, but still surprising how quickly it happened.
Also says a lot about Naomi, to poach another player's coach before the season even ends. Didn't she also poach Andreescu's longtime fitness guy, just to get preggos a couple of months later?
|by Anonymous||reply 475||September 29, 2023 2:45 PM|
Iga is done. The other girls have figured out her game. No variety. The fear factor is gone, girls are no longer intimidated. She is struggling to win matches against qualifiers. Her opponent in China is Sorribes Torno. I predict a r1 exit for Iga in China
In happier news, glad to see Sakkari doing well
|by Anonymous||reply 476||September 29, 2023 3:32 PM|
R476 knows a lot about tennis!
|by Anonymous||reply 477||September 29, 2023 6:50 PM|
r475, Not suprising at all, coaches are bought and sold on the open market. Who would you choose? I'd pick the star billionaire. I was shocked to hear how little the coaches earned. I think, the video on the player salaries said , starting at 70K, plus expenses. And, of course, there would be a lot of freebees from sponsors and bonuses for wins.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||September 29, 2023 7:34 PM|
Didn't idiot Osaka fire a coach who wanted a raise after she won 2 straight slams with him? Is this the same guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 479||September 29, 2023 7:54 PM|
R479 That was Bajin, but she did fire Fissette too lol.
I felt for Osaka with that whole press room/depression debacle but I'm beginning to see why she has so much mental anguish. Sweet AND ruthless is a juggling act very few can comfortably manage, and she's certainly not one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||September 29, 2023 9:11 PM|
The idea that Iga is done for is ludicrous.
She’s in a bit of a temporary trough.
There is no evidence this is permanent.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||September 29, 2023 9:24 PM|
She’s dead, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead…
|by Anonymous||reply 482||September 29, 2023 10:32 PM|
Carlitos and brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||September 29, 2023 10:48 PM|
el hermano es mas guapo
|by Anonymous||reply 484||September 30, 2023 10:31 AM|
Domicakes overcomes Giron to win The Battle Of The Huge Asses in Astana!
|by Anonymous||reply 485||September 30, 2023 12:46 PM|
The UGOAT turns back the clock and repeats his Halle 2021 final win over Wubey in a 3-set thriller in China. Great quality match.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||September 30, 2023 1:45 PM|
Beijing matches tomorrow:
Carlitos Team or Lore Team?
Legz Team or (not so) Young Grigor Team?
TME Team or Cute Casper Team?
Lil Nipper Team or Il Gingio Team?
|by Anonymous||reply 487||September 30, 2023 9:16 PM|
Lore, Young G, TME, Nishioka Teams
Shitsumon shite itadaki arigatōgozaimasu!
|by Anonymous||reply 488||October 1, 2023 6:43 AM|
Old Grigor gives Ruuuuuuuune a good spanking in straight sets. Holger was sent to bed with no supper, and is looking vulnerable at #8 in the ATP Race. I'll be delighted if both he and Stefanos miss the cut!
|by Anonymous||reply 489||October 1, 2023 1:23 PM|
I'm getting a little confused, but more angry that events, except for challengers, seem to be run awkwardly, finals every damned day of the week. I need stability with all events ending on a Sunday, and new rankings announced Mondays.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||October 1, 2023 3:23 PM|
I'm getting a little confused, but more angry that events, except for challengers, seem to be run awkwardly, finals every damned day of the week. I need stability with all events ending on a Sunday, and new rankings announced Mondays.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||October 1, 2023 3:23 PM|
Well hung otter,Tomas Machac, overcomes Big Jack D to win the Orleans Challenger.
Love the way he rolls up his shorts to make them even shorter.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||October 1, 2023 5:47 PM|
The nicknames Chinese fans have granted some of the top ATP players: - Tsitsipas is 'Princess Sissi' (long blond hair) - Alcaraz is 'Duck' (for Psyduck in Pokémon) - Medvedev is 'Long-Arm Monkey' (gibbon) while Rublev is 'Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey' - Sinner is 'Milk Roll Cake' (there's a famous Taiwanese cake brand called Yannick) - Ruud is 'Headmaster's Good Student' (trains in Nadal's academy) - Rune is 'Nene' (which, unrelatedly, means underwear in Chinese) - Djokovic is 'Chicken', with his rivalry with Alcaraz sometimes dubbed 'Chicken and Duck'
|by Anonymous||reply 493||October 1, 2023 8:49 PM|
bye Legz :-(
|by Anonymous||reply 494||October 1, 2023 9:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 495||October 1, 2023 9:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 496||October 1, 2023 9:19 PM|
R493 -Fucsovics is 'Brother Toilet'
The mind boggles.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||October 1, 2023 9:33 PM|
Rublev gave it his all, poor thing lost
Don't like the look of Humbert he looks and moves like an asshole
Carlitos looks in top form, wished Novaxx was in this tournament so we could witness him being g whipped by Carlos. Probably why Novaxx skipped the Asian swing ,he knows Carlos would come for revenge. Coward
Jessica is burnt out, won't be surprised if she bows out of China open early
Cross fingers that iga losing her match against Sorribes Tormo tonight
Hoping SheHulk wins this tournament
|by Anonymous||reply 498||October 2, 2023 12:30 AM|
When Asian swing stop?
|by Anonymous||reply 499||October 2, 2023 2:14 AM|
What went wrong for Serena in that US Open match against Andrescu ? Had only dropped one ser the entire tournament to lose in straight sets to an unseeded teenager?!?!
|by Anonymous||reply 500||October 2, 2023 4:05 AM|
Coco Puffs got the movie star welcome in China
|by Anonymous||reply 501||October 2, 2023 4:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 502||October 2, 2023 4:40 AM|
R500 Andreescu's win rate against top 10 players was insane that season. She was the favorite going into that final.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||October 2, 2023 4:50 AM|
R493 - they're very funny! But why do Chinese fans call Holger Rune "underwear"? I think diapers would be more apt.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||October 2, 2023 5:00 AM|
You've never seen Humbert play before, R498? He's never shown any assholery in any of the many matches I've seen him play.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||October 2, 2023 6:19 AM|
R505 I agree. Of all the players on tour, Humbert is probably one with the least 'asshole' traits. I've never seen him be disrespectful towards an opponent, an umpire or a crowd. He can get down on himself, and I've seen him direct looks and comments to his team, but all pretty mild compared with most other players. He's a bit of a fist-pumper, but probably for the same reasons Sinner does it - a natural introvert who has to work to pump himself up.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||October 2, 2023 6:41 AM|
Quinween Zhen was embarassed by Rybot
|by Anonymous||reply 507||October 2, 2023 1:03 PM|
Have I got something wrong - the same Kudermetova who won the Japan Open on Sept 30 is playing in the Round of 32 in the China Open on October 3?
|by Anonymous||reply 508||October 2, 2023 5:25 PM|
Yes r508, why is that a problem? So is Pegula
|by Anonymous||reply 509||October 2, 2023 5:58 PM|
Yes, and they wouldn't be playing if they didn't get one of the new performance byes. This means that more top players will be playing tournaments.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||October 2, 2023 6:43 PM|
Carlitos Team or Il Gingio Team?
Med Team or Sascha Team?
|by Anonymous||reply 511||October 2, 2023 9:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 512||October 2, 2023 9:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 513||October 2, 2023 9:06 PM|
r7, How quickly we forget. He was watching Shark Week on tv when Stormy arrived and he talked about how much he hated them. There was a magazine with his picture on the cover and she spanked him with it, before shoving his shitake dick inside her, for ninety seconds.
From the Guardian: “He knows he has an unusual penis,” Daniels writes. “It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool …
“I lay there, annoyed that I was getting fucked by a guy with Yeti pubes and a dick like the mushroom character in Mario Kart ...
|by Anonymous||reply 514||October 2, 2023 9:25 PM|
His anti-vax stance seems to be authentic at least. It still blows my mind that he forfeited two potential slams for.. that. What an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||October 2, 2023 9:28 PM|
R514 is lost
|by Anonymous||reply 516||October 2, 2023 9:30 PM|
Keeping it unanimous so far for Carlitos and Med teams.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||October 2, 2023 10:19 PM|
OOPs, sorry to have subjected you to that vulgar image
|by Anonymous||reply 518||October 2, 2023 10:25 PM|
I like upsets so Ginge and Sascha (and anyway, he's cuter)
|by Anonymous||reply 519||October 2, 2023 11:41 PM|
I really like Jannick
|by Anonymous||reply 520||October 3, 2023 1:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 521||October 3, 2023 2:03 AM|
Gay GOATdrian Mannarino faces off with Lezface Korda in the Astana final.
If Adrian wins he'll move up to within one place of his highest ever ATP raking (22). Quite the season for the Old Timer.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||October 3, 2023 9:54 AM|
Get Up Coco!
|by Anonymous||reply 523||October 3, 2023 10:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 524||October 3, 2023 10:51 AM|
Second title of the season for Adrian. Korda virtually unbreakable all week, but Mannarino took it apart in the second and third sets - broke him 4 times!
Absolutely awesome tennis.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||October 3, 2023 11:50 AM|
Il Gingio whips Carltos's pants down and whoops his ass - 7-6, 6-1
That's gotta sting!
|by Anonymous||reply 526||October 3, 2023 2:57 PM|
Sinner beats Alcaraz 7-6(4), 6-1. Wow, I really thought that this was going three sets. I was impressed with the way in which Sinner won the first set. He pummeled Alcaraz's second serve to win the tiebreaker. I hope this is a good sign that Sinner is learning to play the big points better. Would love for a Sinner-Alcaraz rivalry to really heat up over the coming years.
|by Anonymous||reply 527||October 3, 2023 3:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 528||October 3, 2023 3:33 PM|
I don’t know. It also might be a case where one player raises his game for the big matches and the other does better in the smaller tourneys.
|by Anonymous||reply 529||October 3, 2023 3:42 PM|
OMG! One of my upsets came through!! Unfortunately cutey bad boy Sascha lost to the octopus - or I should say Long-Arm Monkey (thank you R493). The Chinese are worse than Datalounge with using nicknames.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||October 3, 2023 3:56 PM|
Sinner now leads their head-to-head 4-3.
Alcaraz and Sinner have met twice at Slams; they've each won once.
Seems pretty evenly matched.
|by Anonymous||reply 531||October 3, 2023 4:00 PM|
'Cutey bad boy'?
|by Anonymous||reply 532||October 3, 2023 4:02 PM|
Zverev is about as cute as he is even-keeled.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||October 3, 2023 5:37 PM|
He is a changed man
|by Anonymous||reply 534||October 3, 2023 9:58 PM|
Zverev does nothing for me. Too thin.
Neither does Alcaraz, tho. Those teefs and weird nips and low hairline, kinda cro-magnon.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||October 3, 2023 10:19 PM|
I think Sinner is the skinniest one.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||October 3, 2023 10:27 PM|
Something so sexy about Jannik
|by Anonymous||reply 537||October 3, 2023 10:29 PM|
Yeah Skinner is corpse-like. I don't understand where guys like that get the stamina. But long distance runners are super-thin, too.
Anyway I like thiccer mins.
|by Anonymous||reply 538||October 3, 2023 10:30 PM|
oops, Sinner I mean
|by Anonymous||reply 539||October 3, 2023 10:32 PM|
Sinner is Spikey Dee.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||October 3, 2023 10:34 PM|
What's considered attactive in China these days? Do they really have the hots for the pale, bony, thin guys with sharp facial features and dead eyes (Zverev and Sinner)?
|by Anonymous||reply 541||October 3, 2023 11:39 PM|
R530, why would Medvedev (former World #1 and current #3 and U.S. Open RU) beating Zverev be an upset? Or do you know anything about tennis?
|by Anonymous||reply 542||October 3, 2023 11:51 PM|
I love the expression "pants down" and think it should be a literal ending of each match.
|by Anonymous||reply 543||October 3, 2023 11:54 PM|
R538 Freudian slip
|by Anonymous||reply 544||October 4, 2023 12:00 AM|
Taking a page from the A. Zverev Guide to Self-Control....
|by Anonymous||reply 545||October 4, 2023 12:02 AM|