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Beefcake
04-02-2012, 06:14 PM
Oh, the headlines! :cold:

Tsonga: Ump gave Nadal preferential treatment :cat: Wow, now the affable, unassuming JWT is gulping the French Kool-Aid visa vis Nadal/Spain being big ol' cheaters. It's become RuPaul's Drag Race style drama, innit?

Mardy Fish opts out of Davis Cup tie, leaving US at disadvantage :confused: Seriously, what's up with Mardy? Monfils has pulled out, too, knocking France's prowess down. But, even with that, methinks that the USA will need Big John to take both matches, now ... Harrison has all the ingredients, but he's not soup yet.

Clijsters will miss four weeks for torn hip muscle :( But also hmmm ;) She's already hinted at not playing on clay this year.

Tomic seeks to have father removed from stands :o Poor guy, nobody should have to make such a decision

kylet3
04-03-2012, 04:13 AM
Glad to see that Milos gets a rest this week and hopefully can come back healthy for his next tournament.

Aleks Wozniak beat another seeded player today at Family Circle in Charleston beating Christina McHale in another really close match, glad she got some revenge for that US Open last year. Another few wins to built up some points and I'm fairly certain she will qualify for the Olympics in London! :D Also glad to see Vasek Pospisil made his debut in the top 100 this week too.

Fergus
04-05-2012, 07:46 PM
*Davis Cup Qtrs!*

I'm so nervous for tomorrow....... :slinkaway

Beefcake
04-05-2012, 10:13 PM
US-FRA
France should be favored, but it's going to be tight, IMO ...

Isner v. Simon ... even if the :sekret: that Simon is injured isn't true, Isner should win this. He is a good clay courter, is in strong form, and is hella motivated to become USA #1.

Harrison v. Tsonga ... should be an easy one for Tsonga. Harrison may still have his chance to be the American hero, though, in this tie.

Bryans v. Llodra/Benneteau ... frankly, the USA's only sure thing

Isner v. Tsonga ... probably Tsonga, again but John will be in every set. Probably THE key match of this tie,=. Big John has the talent to overpower any man even on clay, and isn't one to shi*t his pants over a pressure situation. :watch:

Simon v. Harrison ... no prediction, as this may end up being Gasquet or Bennetteau should Simon hobble/fail on Friday. As a USA homie, I'm hoping that they'll stick with Simon for both matches, because Gasquet is a better clay courter,and because I doubt Simon's mental prowess under pressure. (Harrison has a similarly strong mindset as Isner, and it's great to see for USA fans.)

Fergus
04-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Harrison put up a good fight! :cheer2: Ah well, le sigh.......

Come on, Big John!!! :watch:

It's streaming live here (http://usta.neulion.com/usta/).

Beefcake
04-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the link, Ferg! Great feed, lovely setting ... right on the water.

Big John is playing well. Hoping he can close it out here in the 3rd ... 5-5 right now.

:swoon: Isner's net play! That can really be a huge weapon if he has confidence in it.

ETA: WOW, what a point! Speaking of Isner's great net play ... excellent hands and some luck ... and John breaks / is serving for the rubber. :cheer:

Rottie
04-06-2012, 09:43 PM
V. Williams v. Stosur is a good match.

Beefcake
04-06-2012, 10:33 PM
Aleks Wozniak beat another seeded player today at Family Circle in Charleston ... ... glad she got some revenge for that US Open last year. Another few wins to built up some points and I'm fairly certain she will qualify for the Olympics in London! :D
Love this gallery of Aleks in and around a C-17 Globemaster, at the Charleston AFB (www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20120405/charleston-gallery-aleks-the-globemaster_2256674_2725256?imageNo=6#picture). Especially the photo I have the hotlink set to.

:cheer2: C-17 :cheer2:

Fergus
04-07-2012, 04:50 PM
:cheer2: Bob & Mike!!! :40beers:

Beefcake
04-07-2012, 05:26 PM
:kickass: I like the USA's chances tomorrow, even better than I did when I speculated up-page on how things might play out (correct so far :))

Isner played so well Friday that I'd upgrade his chances to "toss-up" with Tsonga, who could choke. (Grass would've been a slam-dunk for France, btw.)

If Tsonga wins, then it comes down to Harrison v. Simon. The young American fought well vs. Tsonga, and Simon is not known for his mental toughness ... ergo, here's that "chance to be hero" for Harrison. Gasquet not being on the team also helps USA, as a sub for Simon would have to Llodra or Bennetteau.

Loves_Shizuka
04-07-2012, 10:22 PM
^You two always put a smile on my face.

Beefcake
04-08-2012, 06:53 AM
:P

Sigh, USA/FRA probably all gonna be over by the time i get up in the morning.

Beefcake
04-08-2012, 07:03 AM
Ah, the WTA! Even one's would-be :COP: masterful strategy to avoid the hideous mismatches of early round matches and instead spend $95 a ticket for a top tournament semifinals ...

... can backfire and give you Williams over Stosur 6-1 and 6-1 in one semi. And a DOUBLE BAGEL by Safarova in the other semi. :lol:

But, Serena is looking very very strong. And is very very fit. Watch. Out. Ladies.

Fergus
04-08-2012, 02:22 PM
Big John wins the 4th Rubber in 4 sets!!! :cheer2:

USA boys back into the Semis!!!! :biggrinbo

Loves_Shizuka
04-08-2012, 03:36 PM
Just watched Serena/Stosur :eek:

Dear god that was good.