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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:09 pm

cl smooth wrote:Serena Williams is breaking down mentally during the women’s us open final. This is hard to watch.

She was penalized for breaking her racket and calling the referee a “thief.”


Yeah, that was absurd. They showed the replay of the exchange and she didn’t even say “effing thief”. Umpire needs to know the situation. I know the code violations escalate and that was the third one but still. That was so minor. Just let it go.

Plus the coaches coach during every match so the first violation was BS also.
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Postby Butterscup » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:49 pm

I don't watch enough tennis to know if all that was warranted (at least in the moment. Twitter pretty quickly unanimously agreed that the umpire was insane), but man, I felt so bad for Osaka. That should've been the greatest moment of her life and it was just completely overshadowed.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 am

I wonder if it's anything like baseball, where you can swear as much as you want, but you can't use any form of the word "you." "You're a thief" would get you tossed much quicker than a long string of tirades.

I'm gonna split the difference and say that Serena was out of line and deserved all those penalties, but that if she was a white male star she would have gotten the star treatment on two of them.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Wilson A2000 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:37 pm

Umpire should not have penalized Serena for getting advice during a Grand Slam, but he’s the Joe West of tennis chair umpires. Rafa has had issues with him too. It’s not a sexist issue. And Serena was getting beaten pretty soundly at the time anyway.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby cl smooth » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:17 pm

rafa won his 12th french open title
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby cl smooth » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:29 pm

Federer and Djokovic in the 5th set at Wimbledon.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby soccer10k » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm

cl smooth wrote:Federer and Djokovic in the 5th set at Wimbledon.


That was epic but boy did Federer ever blow it. Up 5-3 in the 1st set tiebreak and he loses 4 straight points including a couple bad errors. Then two match points in the 5th set at 8-7 (I think) and he can’t convert.

That one will sting for him for a while.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby soccer10k » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:05 am

This match is great.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby cl smooth » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:51 am

soccer10k wrote:This match is great.


it was unbelievable. medvedev is no joke but nadal is a horsefeathering beast.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby soccer10k » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:25 am

cl smooth wrote:
soccer10k wrote:This match is great.


it was unbelievable. medvedev is no joke but nadal is a horsefeathering beast.


Yeah, hopefully this is just the start of a run for him because he showed something today. The fight back from 2-0 down to force a fifth and then even in the fifth, Nadal breaks him twice and he gets one right back. These young guys haven't really shown much in the majors yet so it was good to see. Too many early exits from them. Thiem is the one who actually has broken through but he hasn't done much outside of the French.
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