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cobl04 01-10-2012 06:11 AM

The all-things-tennis thread.
 
So we usually have these sporadic threads whenever one of the majors is on but I've gotten more and more into tennis in recent years. And I must say there aren't many things I enjoy more on a January night than watching a really good game of tennis on the TV.

Anyway the Aus Open starts soon. Who's your pick? I like Novak, and he plays good tennis, so I'll pick him. Hopefully he beats Andy Murray in a tiebreaker in the fifth set for the championship.

And Tomic may be a wanker, but unlike the cricket I like to see Australians dominating tennis so here's hoping he goes a long way.

There has been some bad news come through however - Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Australian open due to health reasons. Sources have hinted it could be testicular cancer.

Vlad n U 2 01-12-2012 07:39 AM

Shit, didn't notice this thread at all.

Yeah, pretty much been tennis all day every day for me. :up:

Vlad n U 2 01-13-2012 02:38 AM

The draw's out, guys.

cobl04 01-14-2012 04:50 AM

Tomic just beat Mardy Fish (world no. 8) for the Kooyong Classic.

We might just have something here. After years and years of obnoxious COME ON!!!!s and backhands and forehands into the net.

Axver 01-14-2012 05:11 AM

Oh joy, another dickhead Aussie tennis player? Because if he's another Lleyton - as you're kind of making it sound - then please no.

cobl04 01-14-2012 05:13 AM

Well he does sound like a dickhead. But we've been starved for years in the mens main and I'll take a little bit of arrogance at this point.

Axver 01-14-2012 05:22 AM

I just miss when male Aussie tennis players didn't make me want to throw, like when Pat Rafter was our most well-known player. I don't know much about him really, but he just didn't come across as a colossal bogan twat like Lleyton.

cobl04 01-14-2012 05:25 AM

Yeah I was too young for that sadly.

Lleyton and Bec :happy:

Vlad n U 2 01-14-2012 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7448979)
Tomic just beat Mardy Fish (world no. 8) for the Kooyong Classic.

We might just have something here. After years and years of obnoxious COME ON!!!!s and backhands and forehands into the net.

Tomic has a game which puts me asleep. It's a dreadfully boring game the way he just pushes the ball back into court before doing something. Watch Dolgopolov instead if you want an exciting game.

(Not to mention the hype on him, seriously, he gets namechecked every 10 minutes on 7TWO!)

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7448982)
Well he does sound like a dickhead. But we've been starved for years in the mens main and I'll take a little bit of arrogance at this point.

Ebden's not too bad and he's pretty likeable.

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Originally Posted by Axver (Post 7448984)
I just miss when male Aussie tennis players didn't make me want to throw, like when Pat Rafter was our most well-known player. I don't know much about him really, but he just didn't come across as a colossal bogan twat like Lleyton.

Pat Rafter was awesome at the WTC on Tuesday. :up:

GirlsAloudFan 01-15-2012 04:08 PM

Roddick.

cobl04 01-15-2012 04:17 PM

Is sporting a shit haircut because his tennis can't do the talking.

GirlsAloudFan 01-15-2012 04:18 PM

Roddick, dude.

bono_man2002 01-15-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7445632)
There has been some bad news come through however - Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Australian open due to health reasons. Sources have hinted it could be testicular cancer.

:laugh:

Nobody else picked up on this? Damn. Alas, the summer of tennis is here, time for my annual Sharapova avatar, perhaps.

Vlad n U 2 01-15-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by GirlsAloudFan (Post 7450208)
Roddick.

Probably out in R4/QF. Pretty much a non-factor these days.

Vlad n U 2 01-15-2012 08:45 PM

This Tomic hype is even worse than I thought. Goddamn it.

cobl04 01-15-2012 10:48 PM

He's about to lose anyway.

Vlad n U 2 01-15-2012 11:01 PM

The sad thing is, Verdasco isn't really even trying to win. He's doing his best to keep Tomic, who seems to have given up (or at least is showing no intensity), in the game. Verdasco should've locked the match up half an hour ago.

Vlad n U 2 01-15-2012 11:23 PM

This match is so deplorable in quality why can't it just end. :doh:

Fiasco has lost the plot and Mugic is being his bored self ala most of the match.

cobl04 01-15-2012 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cobl04
He's about to lose anyway.

Spoke too soon?

Vlad your vehement oscillation between the extremes in sport is a source of constant amusement.

Vlad n U 2 01-15-2012 11:52 PM

Why? It's true, neither player deserves to win this match. Better off giving a bye to the second round opponent. It's really that bad.

bono_man2002 01-16-2012 12:43 AM

Says he who as probably sat in Air Conditioned comfort all afternoon :tongue:

Vlad n U 2 01-16-2012 12:56 AM

Actually, no it isn't. :tongue: It's hot and uncomfortable nonetheless.

But fuck.

cobl04 01-16-2012 01:44 AM

Wow! Wish I'd been able to watch it. Verdasco must be getting past it or something? He usually gets to the second week here.

cobl04 01-16-2012 01:48 AM

In other news, this Jones dude is getting absolutely and mercilessly raped by Dolgopolov after winning the first two sets. And he's not using lube. He just won the fourth set in like 15 minutes.

Vlad n U 2 01-16-2012 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7450758)
Wow! Wish I'd been able to watch it. Verdasco must be getting past it or something? He usually gets to the second week here.

80+ unforced errors. I think that says a lot. He pretty much dragged Tomic back into the game in the third set even when Tomic was in such a bad mental state at the time. The only big thing I can get from that match is that tennis lost.

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Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7450762)
In other news, this Jones dude is getting absolutely and mercilessly raped by Dolgopolov after winning the first two sets. And he's not using lube. He just won the fourth set in like 15 minutes.

Dolgopolov is awesome when he's on fire. Kind of wish they erased the first two sets off the scoreboard though, it doesn't look good.

nielsgov 01-16-2012 11:22 AM

No Federer fans here? When he's on form he is by far the most enjoyable tennis player to watch.

intedomine 01-16-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlad n U 2
This Tomic hype is even worse than I thought. Goddamn it.

It's more just Channel 7 being fuckwits about it. They shouldn't be allowed to broadcast sport because they make things shit.

He's ranked 37 for heaven's sake.

My girl Cirstea vs Stosur today.

cobl04 01-16-2012 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nielsgov
No Federer fans here? When he's on form he is by far the most enjoyable tennis player to watch.

Goes without saying.

Vlad n U 2 01-16-2012 10:06 PM

The Joker keeps on rolling and rolling.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 12:00 AM

Well that wasn't surprising at all.

intedomine 01-17-2012 12:09 AM

Sorana!!!!!

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 12:10 AM

That match was the best I've seen her play. Did just about everything right starting from targeting Lolsur's backhand.

intedomine 01-17-2012 12:25 AM

I agree. Her unforced errors were due to over-eagerness, and not the rashness so typical of her. Ecstatic for her, but I do feel for Stosur. The most likable, successful Australian tennis player since RafteR.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by intedomine (Post 7451471)
The most likable, successful Australian tennis player since RafteR.

I've never liked her and even then I agree on this point.

cobl04 01-17-2012 06:33 AM

Fuck I hate Hewitt. He gets two sets to love up and then always seems to drop the next two sets for fun. Hack. Hope he gets slammed 6-0 in the fifth, though I'm sure he'll win it 7-5 or something.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 06:50 AM

You don't hate him because he's a petulant shit?

cobl04 01-17-2012 06:58 AM

Nup I'm back on board now. Great comeback. Go hewy

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 07:06 AM

You so Strayan, m0it!

Crowd cheering for double faults, classy.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 07:16 AM

> Hewitt wins over talented 21 year old in his second GS match after trailing in the fourth
> OMG LLEYTON YOU LEGEND! BEST COMEBACK EVER!

/cobbler

cobl04 01-17-2012 07:18 AM

Fuck him. Celebrating like he's into the final. What a pleb.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 07:20 AM

I don't like it when you mimic my football watching reactions, Cobbler. :wink:

bono_man2002 01-17-2012 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlad n U 2 (Post 7451567)
You so Strayan, m0it!

Crowd cheering for double faults, classy.

I'd be doing it if hes the kinda guy that has injury time outs all the time.

Man I wish I lived in Melbourne right now, grab a ground pass and head for the tennis for a couple of hours after work. Its not the same as watching on zooTV

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 07:08 PM

I'd love to go in a year or two, but I'd actually rather go to Wimbledon.

bono_man2002 01-17-2012 07:56 PM

So, Scherbatsky shall return after the tennis.

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 09:20 PM

Didn't know you were a Woz fan, Dan.

bono_man2002 01-17-2012 09:24 PM

Only since I knew she supported Liverpool :dance:

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 09:33 PM

Frig- oh, wait ...

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 10:14 PM

lol Stand Up Comedy being played before an ad break what the hell :lol:

bono_man2002 01-17-2012 11:25 PM

Haha yeah I often here a few U2 songs. COBL is usually one of them played during the Open. Among Elevation ect.

Even Tori gets a run, every year.

Edit: Schiavone is out!

Vlad n U 2 01-17-2012 11:39 PM

Not surprised about Schiavone at all.


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