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    Love, Balls and Courting : Tennis IV

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    Murray and Wawrinka currently going at it. 4-4 first set.

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    Stan takes the 1st set after an epic final game of the set - on his 6th set point!!!

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    Blimey - Stan 2 sets and a break up Stan seems to be in the zone!!!

    ETA: Double Blimey - Stan blew Andy off the court!!! Who'd have thought that the Swiss in the semi's would be Stan the man!!!!
    Last edited by Lorac; 09-05-2013 at 10:08 PM.

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    STAN THE MAN
    Andy had absolutely no answers for him today.

    I saw his first round match and he was serving bombs and hitting so many winners. Always liked him and I'm glad to see him finally make the semis!

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    Well. I didn't predict that (at least not so easily)

    Good for Stan da Man!

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    Stan the man! Since Roger went out early, it's nice having Stan to root for. I must have a thing for Swiss men. He has seriously been playing well this year.

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    Just got back!

    Although I am a wee bit bummed about my Boys, I must admit that Bob played terribly today. Mike was hustling to get the job done, but it just ain't doubles if only one person is focused and doing all the work.

    That being said, I also must admit that I have a new appreciation for Stepanek. He is actualy rather funny on the court and he and Leander completely controlled the final two sets. It was a well-deserved win.

    As for the singles, well, even Sean Connery in the house couldn't help Murray. Dude was a mess. As soon as he lost his sh!t and slammed his racquet after the first set, it was obvious he was gonna be toast.

    But Murray didn't lose the match, STAN THE MAN WON IT!!! He was UH-MAZING. And he had some glorious passing shots out wide that were just beautiful. Another totally well-deserved win for our Swiss bear cub.

    Are there any gay men left in Europe this week? 'Cuz I swear they were ALL at the BJKUSTANTC today.

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    ^Well I'm here (in Europe) Perhaps I'm the only gay in the village this week... lonely times.

    Glad you had a great time!

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    So

    Djokovic-Wawrinka and Gasquet-Nadal

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    Serena-Li and Pennetta-Azarenka.

    Apart from maybe Williams and Na, I didn't predict these semi's two weeks ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    ^Well I'm here (in Europe) Perhaps I'm the only gay in the village this week... lonely times.
    do you dream of the day you can meet other gays who know what it is like to be a gay?
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    ^... there are "other" gays?!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    ^... there are "other" gays?!


    i DONT think so
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    You see I thought not. I knew it was just an old wives tale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    Just got back!


    As for the singles, well, even Sean Connery in the house couldn't help Murray. Dude was a mess. As soon as he lost his sh!t and slammed his racquet after the first set, it was obvious he was gonna be toast.

    But Murray didn't lose the match, STAN THE MAN WON IT!!! He was UH-MAZING. And he had some glorious passing shots out wide that were just beautiful. Another totally well-deserved win for our Swiss bear cub.

    Are there any gay men left in Europe this week? 'Cuz I swear they were ALL at the BJKUSTANTC today.
    Quick question Fergus. I didn't watch the game but caught the BBC radio commentary and they were adamant that the crowds were routing for Murray and were very subdued when Wawrinka made a good shot and did not want Stan to win. I really thought that was them just being biased - am I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorac View Post
    Quick question Fergus. I didn't watch the game but caught the BBC radio commentary and they were adamant that the crowds were routing for Murray and were very subdued when Wawrinka made a good shot and did not want Stan to win. I really thought that was them just being biased - am I correct?
    One of the things that I've noticed about the US Open (and probably true for most sporting events in general), is that you have the die-hard, nut-job fans (like us! ) on one hand and those who go but don't really have a clue as to the game or the players on the other.

    Now, although you need the latter type to fill up a 40,000 seat stadium, I have to admit they make me crazy. Up and down getting food, texting thru the match, talking LOUDLY about anything BUT tennis.....ARGH! This type was firmly in the Murray camp simply because Stan was unknown to them.

    However, when it became apparent to everyone that Stan was playing incredibly well, he was getting a lot more support from the crowd in general. Before Murray changed his shirt, someone even shouted "Let's go, guy in the red shirt!"

    There were enough Stan-fans (me & my party included!) who were vocal from the get go. He made some shots that were so unbelievable that the gasps from the crowd almost sucked in all the oxygen in the stadium.

    One group even had a fairly consistent "Let's go, Stan, let's go! *clap-clap*" chant going on through the match.

    I think by match point, everyone knew they saw a great match by our Swiss bear cub and the enthusiasm for his win was genuine.

    And a NYC crowd loves nothing better than getting behind an underdog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    And a NYC crowd loves nothing better than getting behind an underdog!
    It's the American way!

    Azarenka is making it easily to the final in this last set. She's a great player, but every time she strikes the ball and moans, like a ghost having an orgasm, it makes me hate her more.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Don't hate - grunt-ate?
    (I need to come up with something better)

    I'd be much happier, as a Vika fan, if she could develop something called a serve

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    Well Azarenka is heading to the final - but unless her serve improves Serena (who I am assuming will beat Li Na) will eat her up for breakfast. And while we are on the subject of Serena - why on earth is her singles semi scheduled second and then her doubles semi scheduled on the same court after 'appropriate rest'?! Wouldn't it have been more logical for her semi to have been scheduled first and thus give her natural time for adequate rest between her matches?

    Thanks for the comments Fergus - I watched many a US Open match when I lived in the US and always felt the crowd got behind an underdog - especially one who plays well so the BBC comments seemed to be a tad biased - understandable I guess

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    Vika also played like crap in Cincinnati and then beat Serena in the final. That said, a Grand Slam final is a different situation.
    Obviously Serena still has to beat Na.

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    A bit of a damp squid semi.

    Disappointed for Flavia, but thrilled for her tournament overall.

    WD Vika.

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