Topic: Anyone for Tennis ?

Wimbledon
Anyone taking an interest ?
Into the second week, the weather here is scorching at the moment, 33°c.
The action is now at the Quarters, there's been  big upsets in the women's yesterday, the mens, going as seeded at the moment. Again, we pin our hopes on the shoulders of one man, so set up for another disappointment. Anyway.... lots more exciting tennis to come and enjoy!

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Not really a fan of tennis, Brack, but hopefully Murray is buoyed by his Queens win and fired up to do something amazing at Wimbledon this year.  If not, then he'll be a plucky Brit once more.

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have been watching with great interest Brack. really funny that Andy said he wished he had shaved for William & Kate, I would like to see him take out Nadal (wimpy freakin ankle?) in short order. Lord knows Mr Fish won't get it done. The womens to me is a little more palatable now since Serena and Venus are gone, but hated to see Caroline go, what a cutie pie. Well, my only complaint is that someone keeps hitting Maria with a giant bullwhip every time she takes the court. Close your eyes and just listen to those screams, truly annoying, kill the volume immediately. Looking forward to Sunday morning mens final.

Tres

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Order of play
All England Lawn Tennis Championships | Wimbledon, England
Centre Court (13:00 UK start)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

COUNTRY    SEED        COUNTRY    SEED    COMPETITION
Tsonga    Fra    12     v    Federer    Sui    3     Men's Singles
Murray    GB    4     v    Lopez    Spa         Men's Singles
No 1 Court (13:00 UK start)
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
COUNTRY    SEED        COUNTRY    SEED    COMPETITION
Tomic    Aus         v    Djokovic    Srb    2     Men's Singles
Nadal    Spa    1     v    Fish    US    10     Men's Singles

I see the top seeds going through. But,there's  a ? over Nadal's fitness.
The young Aussie, Tomic could give us a surprise upset of the day!


edit: So, the big upset of the day was Tsonga beating Federer. I, like many didn't see that coming !
Murray had a comfortable 3 set win.
Djokovic had a difficult match, but came through. The young Aussie is one to watch out for in the future.
Nadal didn't have it all his one way, but did enough to win his match.
Looking forward to the Women's Semi's tomorrow.

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Order of play

All England Lawn Tennis Championships | Wimbledon, England
Centre Court (13:00 UK start)

Thursday, 30 June 2011

COUNTRY    SEED        COUNTRY    SEED    COMPETITION
Azarenka    Blr    4     v    Kvitova    Cze    8     Women's Singles
Sharapova    Rus    5     v    Lisicki    Ger         Women's Singles

I am supporting Maria Sharapova, even though she tends to be over "noisy". It would be nice to see Maria back in the final again, and go on and lift the trophy.

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I'm a Tennis widower for the fortnight. Mrs. Moody is a fanatic and a Nadal fan. She has tickets to the Davis Cup in a couple of weeks in Austin TX Us vs Spain and heartbroken that Rafael will not be there.

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jim m wrote:

I'm a Tennis widower for the fortnight. Mrs. Moody is a fanatic and a Nadal fan. She has tickets to the Davis Cup in a couple of weeks in Austin TX Us vs Spain and heartbroken that Rafael will not be there.

Never mind Jim, only 4 more days to go! Rafa is loved pretty much everywhere he goes, a lady's favourite for sure, especially when he takes his shirt off on court, for a fresh one! lol smile

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Along with the pictures .... there are some amazing numbers, if you read the text underneath. Example: over the two weeks championship, 28,000 kilos of strawberries are consumed. Not to mention the champagne!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-13925769

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with 3 sets in the books, Andy is in trouble down 2-1. Tried watching some of the ESPN CourtCast simulation, makes you want to poke your eyes out. Who thought that was a good idea, nothing but a ball going back and forth? very hard to follow and I watch Gameday for baseball all the time. excepting a Murray comeback, we have a good match set for Sunday.

Tres

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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Murray vs Nadal

Oh well..... Rafa was/is the better player. Andy played well, but not well enough.... the wait for a Slam continues!!

Ladies final today...... Come on Maria!!    I'm worried about her serve.... her last match she served around 14 double faults..... she will get punished if she doesn't improve today.

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Wimbledon is over for another year!

The favourites both lost in the finals.
Congrats to Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic, both worthy champions!

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A spammer prompted me to bump this about the up and coming US Open, but not too many tennis fans here.  smile

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Brack wrote:

A spammer prompted me to bump this about the up and coming US Open, but not too many tennis fans here.  smile

I'm an avid tennis player, but when it comes to watching the sport on TV, I tend to watch the women more than the men, because as far as getting tips on my game, I can imagine returning one of their serves, but not the men!

Although, these days, I have to turn the sound down or the wife asks "What the **** are you watching?!?"

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Don&Jocelyn wrote:
Brack wrote:

A spammer prompted me to bump this about the up and coming US Open, but not too many tennis fans here.  smile

I'm an avid tennis player, but when it comes to watching the sport on TV, I tend to watch the women more than the men, because as far as getting tips on my game, I can imagine returning one of their serves, but not the men!

Although, these days, I have to turn the sound down or the wife asks "What the **** are you watching?!?"

I joined a private lawn tennis club early in my teens, and found i had a flare for it, been a fan every since.
Know what you mean about the "volume" of women's tennis.... but i love to watch Maria  smile

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Brack wrote:
Don&Jocelyn wrote:
Brack wrote:

A spammer prompted me to bump this about the up and coming US Open, but not too many tennis fans here.  smile

I'm an avid tennis player, but when it comes to watching the sport on TV, I tend to watch the women more than the men, because as far as getting tips on my game, I can imagine returning one of their serves, but not the men!

Although, these days, I have to turn the sound down or the wife asks "What the **** are you watching?!?"

I joined a private lawn tennis club early in my teens, and found i had a flare for it, been a fan every since.
Know what you mean about the "volume" of women's tennis.... but i love to watch Maria  smile

I love to watch Maria also, but with no volume. Hey Don, how about trying to return one of Isner's serves. More like how to get out of the way of it. Mardy Fish, Mardy Fish...hey it's a harmless chant.

Tres

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Hey Don, how about trying to return one of Isner's serves. More like how to get out of the way of it.
Tres

Exactly, Tres. Might as well just call the ambulance right now for me.

And if I managed to avoid getting beaned and got my racket on it, chances are the ball wouldn't even make it back to the net; I'd just need a new racket.  lol

To give you an idea of my game, back in the day I modeled myself after Michael Chang. Never played organized tennis, but these days I can give guys who did a pretty competitive game. As long as they don't have a rocket serve. If they did, I'd just have to hope the first one doesn't go in, but none of the guys I've been playing have that particular weapon in their arsenals.

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Day 2 of rain stops play! Reminds me of how Wimbledon use to be like before they acted, and put a retractable roof on centre court!
Lets hope for better weather today!

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So, it's going to be a Djokovic  vs  Nadal  final!

Bad luck to Andy, when will he ever get past Raffa ?
It promises to be a cracking final.

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