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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2018, 08:08:47 AM »
So Indian Wells will have amongst the unseeded players, Serene Williams, Azarenka, and Sharapove,

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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2018, 12:46:00 PM »
And Sharapova out.


Federer needs to reach the semi final to maintain his No. 1 ranking due to dropping the points from last year's win next week. He would need a similar result in Miami, unless he gets to the wins or gets to the final here to maintain that position. After that focus would switch to the clay court season where Nadal has a mammoth amount of points to defend and Federer has none. I suspect that he will again pass the clay court season though one wonders if an appearance at the French might happen


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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 07:20:30 AM »
And a win for Serena on her return.

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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2018, 08:32:04 AM »
I can see the logic with Billie Jean King's proposal here to reduce the sets men play in GS. I suspect that there will ne some push back from tradition. While I find long matches enthralling, when it gets to past 4 hrs, you do have to wonder if that is likely to lead to injuries. That Federer and Nadal are 1 and 2 in the world though does argue against that this is worse than previously.


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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 07:08:19 PM »
Been some interesting results, the match up between Serena and Venus, that Venus won, the victories of Coric and Chung, again indicating a breakthrough of the younger generation, but pegged back by Alex Zverev's loss.
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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 01:33:13 PM »
Surprised that Cilic lost, with Nadal, Murray, and Wawrinka  injured, Djokovic's loss, the marquee names are gone. Now Cilic, Dimitrov, Alex Zverev, and Them all knocked out the higher seeds other than Federer are all gone. And there is an odd mix of young and old left in.

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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2018, 10:59:23 AM »
A final between Osaka and Kasatkina, both 20 years old., and both had a hard road to the final, Kasatkina in particular. It will be interesting to see to f tgisis a genuine emergence of consistent contenders.

meanwhile one of those in the men's game who looked like the real thing bit has then not kicked on, Coric, has made the semifinal.

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2018, 08:26:53 PM »
Very tense semi final with Coric vs Federer going down to word, advantage Coric.


And Federer just broken back 4-4 final set
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2018, 08:37:31 PM »
And Federer wins it 6-4!
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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2018, 12:44:55 PM »
Massive final win for Del Potro in great match. And congratulations to Osaka  for a huge move up in in class.

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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 09:27:05 PM »
Interesting argument from James Blake.



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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
A last 16 in the Masters with none of the 'Big Four, when did that last happen? And Federer dropping fron the No. 1 spot! Though Nadal has a lot of points to defend in the clay court season but is selected for Davis Cup.


And you might have bet the house, your mother's house and that piece of blue blue cheese you have been saving on Venus Williams vs Collins but it would be gone!


Still given the issues Azarenka has had, go Azza!
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »
I heard an item on Five Live last night about a man (from the midlands I'd say) who has announced that he is going to train his daughters to become the best women players ever. There was a child psychologist, what'sis name Fuller  )who does the ~BBC commentating), The Murrays' Mum  and Navratilova. The older girl is now 9 and the father and his Australian wife moved to Florida (I think that's right) to continue her training. The younger girl is about 3 and will begin her training next year. Apart from the fact that in my opinion no parent should ever control a child's life like that, the father is apparently going to make his right-handed younger daughter learn to play left-handed. He also intends to move the family to Spain next year. A reporter who has been following the story from the start, and who remained impartial in his comments on the programme, said they were first living in Melbourne. The father seems to have a couple of businesses.

The whole thing sounds horrendous to me.
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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2018, 07:27:35 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2018, 07:41:23 PM »
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Thank you for the link. I'll look at it later. What is your opinion of the parents' plan?
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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2018, 09:04:59 PM »
I heard an item on Five Live last night about a man (from the midlands I'd say) who has announced that he is going to train his daughters to become the best women players ever. There was a child psychologist, what'sis name Fuller  )who does the ~BBC commentating), The Murrays' Mum  and Navratilova. The older girl is now 9 and the father and his Australian wife moved to Florida (I think that's right) to continue her training. The younger girl is about 3 and will begin her training next year. Apart from the fact that in my opinion no parent should ever control a child's life like that, the father is apparently going to make his right-handed younger daughter learn to play left-handed. He also intends to move the family to Spain next year. A reporter who has been following the story from the start, and who remained impartial in his comments on the programme, said they were first living in Melbourne. The father seems to have a couple of businesses.

The whole thing sounds horrendous to me.

Yes, I agree with you on this one. Teaching a right-handed child to play tennis with their left-hand is totally irresponsible. This could actually affect their speech and cause them to start stammering. It's so sad when parents go to these extreme lengths to really satisfy their own desires.
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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2018, 06:15:45 PM »
So a win for Isner and Stephens - would have been good odds on those at the start of the tournament. Zverev is still the most likely looking new (i.e. Not previously held it) World No 1.


And now this week Nadal returns in the Davis Cup.

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« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2018, 12:11:46 PM »
Fascinating match between Djokovic, returning from injury and looking good, against Thiem in Monte Carlo this afternoon.

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« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2018, 03:12:11 PM »
So Thiem got through the in 3 sets not to be demolished by Nadal for the loss of 2 games. Another triumphant season in clay seems likely for the greatest clay court player of all time. Normally I would have an 'arguably' in there but I think the case for Nadal on clay is now unarguable.

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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2018, 11:01:02 AM »
And Nadal cruised to the win - 36 straight sets won on clay.

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« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2018, 04:00:50 PM »
Bad loss for Djokovic in Barcelona.

And Sharapova dropping out of the top fifty - you wonder how if it's that far till she retires.

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« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2018, 04:30:04 PM »
Bad loss for Djokovic in Barcelona.

And Sharapova dropping out of the top fifty - you wonder how if it's that far till she retires.
What do you think 'andy Murray is likely to do? Have you been following his progress at all?
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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2018, 11:28:51 PM »
I heard an item on Five Live last night about a man (from the midlands I'd say) who has announced that he is going to train his daughters to become the best women players ever. There was a child psychologist, what'sis name Fuller  )who does the ~BBC commentating), The Murrays' Mum  and Navratilova. The older girl is now 9 and the father and his Australian wife moved to Florida (I think that's right) to continue her training. The younger girl is about 3 and will begin her training next year. Apart from the fact that in my opinion no parent should ever control a child's life like that, the father is apparently going to make his right-handed younger daughter learn to play left-handed. He also intends to move the family to Spain next year. A reporter who has been following the story from the start, and who remained impartial in his comments on the programme, said they were first living in Melbourne. The father seems to have a couple of businesses.

The whole thing sounds horrendous to me.
There's a serious danger that the girls will hit their teens and decide they are sick of tennis and don't want to have anything more to do with it. Well, I say danger, it's more a hope.
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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2018, 06:52:48 PM »
What do you think 'andy Murray is likely to do? Have you been following his progress at all?
At some stage a 'comeback' but I think the odds are not necessarily in his favour. It was a serious op, and despite both Nadal's and Federer's returns, it isn't by any means a given. Not looking good either at this stage for Wawrinka.


Fascinating to see Zverev win last week, but he has to do it a slam. Good to see Shapovalov continuing to improve though Nadal a step too far today.

No one quite emerging in the women's game at moment. Halep playing well but then Kvitova not playing this week. Serena couldn't return at the French and win it?

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Re: Tennis 2018
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:32 PM »
At some stage a 'comeback' but I think the odds are not necessarily in his favour. It was a serious op, and despite both Nadal's and Federer's returns, it isn't by any means a given. Not looking good either at this stage for Wawrinka.


Fascinating to see Zverev win last week, but he has to do it a slam. Good to see Shapovalov continuing to improve though Nadal a step too far today.

No one quite emerging in the women's game at moment. Halep playing well but then Kvitova not playing this week. Serena couldn't return at the French and win it?
Thank you. Were the details of ~Andy Murray's operation available to read on the internet?
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