Tennis Thread - Grand Slams & The Tour

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

  1. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Why is this such a big story? BBC News had live rolling text coverage like they do with natural disasters, The Ashes, COVID and PMQs.
     
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  2. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    The Beeb are desperately searching for new stories to fill the breach that their OTT reporting on Covid has filled for nearly three years, now that they are finding it hard to continue to blow it up out of all proportion anymore :rolleyes:
     
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Very convenient that this was announced wasn't it?
    I don't believe it for one minute.
    Flimsy.
     
  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Djokovic‘ mum has claimed he’s been tortured by the Australians.

    Here’s a photo of Djokovic pleading his case. Can’t see too much wrong. It’s Australia after all.

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  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably given this more coverage than they will give to the actual tournament itself!
     
  6. Understandably given the tournament will become a predictable borefest now that he's in it !
     
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably suffering the effects from COVID Radacanu lost badly 6-1,6-0 to Rybakina.
     
  8. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Cant wait for the episode of Border Force.

    No Vax has lied to circumvent rules and got off on a technicality. Hopefully they'll deport his infectious arse out of Oz and give 3 yr ban.
     
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  9. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Rybakina is a quality player and now all of the WTA know about ER.
    She will need a period of readjustment but she's already a major winner so I'm sure she won't be worried!
     
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - Emma will be a bit of a target and of course has had a lot of attention and other things on her mind in recent weeks.

    Needs a period of settling down and concentrating on her game .
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Also admitted he was at an event when he was supposed to be isolating.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59935127

     
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  12. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

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  13. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    Anyway back to the tennis.... come on Novak! :)
     
  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    There were three I think,the Baltic Tour or something similar.
    ND has an uncanny knack of not understanding situations.
    This is odd because he appears to be bright and articulate.
    All that business with the nanny too.
     
  15. Utterly selfish. Utterly single minded. Liar. That’s why he’s such a great champion.
     
  16. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    VISA revoked again. Would be best for UK and Tennis authorities to insist all players and coaches are vaccinated for Wimbledon. UK will let any **** in though. Top marks to the aussie gov.
     
  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Really? I think the Aussies have handled it very poorly. Quite clear to the rest of the world that there was going to be a problem, should have been dealt with long ago.
     
  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    As I've mentioned before for all the cobblers about the "G'day fair dinkum mate" nature of Australians their 'state' has a very nasty authoritarian streak running through it. FWIR a deportation order from Oz carries a mandatory five year prohibition from entering the country's borders?
     
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  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I don't think anyone has come out of this with any credit.
    ND has made a catalogue of bad decisions during this pandemic and has lost credibility if not his status as a player.

    Tennis Australia and Craig Tiley haven't done much better and as Bwood Horn says the Australian state can always be relied upon to be overbearing at the very least.

    When the world champs were in Perth an official came onto my court to check I had sunscreen on!
     
  20. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Just the fact this will have totally pi55ed off his god awful family is golden for me. Well done Oz.
     
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  21. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    One of my favourite TV throwaway watches is Border Security: Australia's Front Line. Here's the description for a recent quality view: "Officers want to know the reason for a French traveller's extremely nervous behaviour. Biosecurity officers find a disgusting concealment in the luggage of a woman arriving from Vietnam."
     
  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  23. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    As he had won his appeal (rightly or wrongly depending on your personal view), to now have the visa cancelled by the government on grounds they say....

    ' not because he is a danger to the public, but because "he will excite anti-vax sentiment" ' is a bit nonsensical. I don't believe the people of Australia are that stupid.
     
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Well, anti-vaxxers are not known for rationality...

    But I would of/have thought a better argument would be the danger of significant public demonstrations in the streets of Melbourne.
     
  25. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    Anti-vaxxers we know won't vaccinate anyway.

    To me the statement is suggesting Australians who usually vaccinate might be swayed to not vaccinate. Poor excuse in truth, government should have more faith in their people to make their own decisions based on rationale. The vast majority can't be that stupid as to be swayed on what Djokovic does.
     
  26. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Yes, I agree that is not a great rationale.

    Be interesting to see what a court makes of it. It could be - dons tinfoil hat - that the government wants the court to overturn the refusal so as to pass the blame onto the judges and has therefore come up with a weak justification.
     
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  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  28. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    He's playing The Lion isn't he?
    Can't believe that guy still hasn't any contracts.
    Extraordinary.
     
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  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And showed how good he can be today.

    Straight sets over Murray who had his chances and didn’t give up but Karatsev was too strong and powerful .
     
  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I like him.
     
  31. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    I wish Australia would deport the England cricket team
     
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  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    To where? We don't want them back.
     
  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Novak out,I'm off to Taunton for the final of the 40s club competition.

    I have just topped up the feeders and saw a neighbour who said "nice morning".

    I replied "difficult to tell!"
     
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Hopefully the Somerset authorities don't seek a righteous deportation of you from their county come tea time.
     
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  35. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I presume that is the end of it all ?

    Probably good for the tournament in a way - attention will be on everyone not just one person
     

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