Tennis Thread - Grand Slams & The Tour

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by I Blame Bassett, May 28, 2018.

  1. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The enigma that is Fabio F beats Rafa in straight.
    He plays Laovic in the final.
    GB 1 up v Kazaks in FC. Konta wins in 3.
     
  2. I Blame Bassett

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    Putin wins a thriller in a breaker,Boulter having had numerous match points.
    SSN reported GB 2-0 up,schoolboy error as KB had mps at 5-4 in third.
    Whoops.
    1-1.
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Looks like she enjoyed the win too - some wild celebrations by tennis standards!
     
  4. I Blame Bassett

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    She was fist pumping in the first set,so quite excitable is Putin!
    Gutsy win though!
     
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Straight sets win for Fognini in Monte Carlo .

    GB ladies into the World group of the Fed Cup for the first time in 26 years !
     
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  6. I Blame Bassett

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    All three setters.
    Bravo Fabio!
     
  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Zverev under performs yet again.
    Perhaps he is not gelling well with Ivan.
     
  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    S**t will hit the fan in GB and especially Herts tennis in the very near future.
    Good people,all volunteers being hung out to dry by the governing body.
    Lord help us when The AELTC get wind of the outcome.
    The wrath of the gods will be as nothing to Gill Brook and with good reason.
     
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Nadal not having all his own way on clay - beaten by Thiem in the semi finals of the Barca Open.
     
  10. I Blame Bassett

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    Lost last week to Fabio.
    Hinting at an injury problem.
    Hardly surprising given the manual nature of his game.
    I thought he was finished four years ago with his chronic knee problem.
     
  11. I Blame Bassett

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    Gimelstob resigns from ATP Council but it now transpires he has been set up.
    He was followed day and night by a Private Investigator who continually provoked him. JG finally snapped at his father's funeral,leading to the assault.
    All very unpleasant and smells of a stitch up.
     
  12. I Blame Bassett

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    Good day for the Greeks yesterday,less so Jo Konta.
    Maria Sakkari comes from a set and 4-2 down to beat Konta.
    Tsitsipas reaches the final in Estoril beating Goffin 6-4 in the third. He plays that well done savoury snack Pablo Cuevas,a lucky loser,in the final today.
     
  13. I Blame Bassett

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    Tsitsi beats the snack 3&6.
    Onto Madrid.
     
  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    ND receives a W/O from Cilic due to a case of Kevin Lasagne for the Croat.
    Nadal crushes Stan 1&2.
    Tsitsi beats Zverev in three to keep his impressive run going.
    Match of the quarters however is Thiem beating RF in three, having saved two match points.
    Ladies is Halep v Watford wing back Kiko Femenia.*
    *Oh ok,Kiki Bertens!
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Djokovic wins in Madrid - is he the man to back for the French Open and not Nadal for once?
     
  16. I Blame Bassett

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    Brilliant two weeks for Tsitsipas,winning Estoril and beating Nadal on clay in Spain.
    One match too far today.
    Still hard to back against Raga at RG.
    I missed our game today as I had a club match at The Hurlingham Club.
    Forty four courts,gym,swimming pool,four croquet lawns,doric columns,a fountain every four courts.
    Twelve thousand members,waiting list of approximately twenty years.
    Brings a whole new meaning to the word shabby!
     
  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Busy day at The Foro Italico.
    RSP yesterday so winners will have to play twice.
    Good win for Verdasco over Thiem in three and for Konta v Stephens.
    Nadal crushed Chardy and RF routine v Sousa,who will almost certainly sign for Wolves in the near future!
     
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  19. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Is there a disciplinary procedure in place in tennis that would see him banned from the sport for a substantial period?
    In truth he would probably benefit more from a psychiatrist.
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well he just seems to get fined and warned but very little else !
     
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Eh?
     
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The most self absorbed young person on the planet?

    I gave up watching tennis several years ago because of the grunting cheating.

    And the lack of any official action to stop it.

    Now bratism is being condoned by the authorities.

    What must Virginia Ruzici think?
     
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    That playing for Arsenal and steering well clear of tennis was the right decision ?
     
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Virginia would have been a fragrant addition to those ‘one nil’ @rsenal teams.

    A natural successor to Charlie George.
     
  25. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Such a waste of talent.
    He is managed by two guys I know,Johnny Morris and Clinton 'Onion Head' Coleman.
    Some tough talking is way overdue.
    They probably don't want to lose their meal ticket.
    A statement is due any day now.
    A historical safeguarding case from 2004 that involved a coach working in Herts.
     
  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Oh.
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

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    RF retires with a bad leg giving Tsitsi a path to a semi final with Nadal.
    ND saves two match points v Del Boy to play Diego Shortman in the other.
    Maria Sakkari makes it a double for Greece by making the semis as does Konta.
     
  28. I Blame Bassett

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    Nadal v ND and Konta v Pliskova at Foro Italico.
     
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Odd match at the FI.
    Nadal wins 6.0 4.6 6.1.
    Pliskova too good for JK.
     
  30. I Blame Bassett

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    Ridiculous level in RG qualies first round.
    No one will want a qualifier after three matches on the dirt,there will be one who makes at least the third round.
    Dimitrov loses to Delbonis in Geneva as his slide down the rankings continues.
     
  31. I Blame Bassett

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    Heather Watson loses in a third set tie break to Valentini Grammatikopoulou.
    HW got very nervous on her forehand and went too soon to the drop shot.
     
  32. wfc4ever

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  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Not necessarily.
    He will face a qualifier or lucky loser who will have had three tough matches at RG.
    Not a shock given NK's comments at The AE earlier in the week.
    He really is a big sap!
     
  34. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Anne Keothavong dressed in Wolves colours today.
    RG looking splendid.
     
  35. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The Simone Mathieu court looks lovely.
    Tsitsipas wins in straight,as does RF.Dimitrov in five v Tipsarevic and last year's surprise semi finalist Cecchinato loses to Mahut,having been two sets up.
    Kerber,struggling with an ankle injury,loses to eighteen year old Potatova.
    Konta,Edmund and Norrie play today,as do Rafa, going for his twenty seventh title and ND.
     

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