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Love, Balls and Courting: Tennis V

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by peibeck, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Rafter

    Rafter Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Federer has arrived in Rotterdam for this week’s tournament and I think if he makes the quarters or semis he’ll be world #1.

    Also Djokovic has recently had wrist surgery in Switzerland. So many injuries on the men’s side.
     
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  2. aftershocks

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    I find it absolutely ridiculous that the police officer who manhandled James Blake is now suing Blake for defamation! :rolleyes: The officer threw Blake on the ground and handcuffed him, causing Blake to suffer cuts, bruises and humiliation in front of onlookers. The video that was later released shows obvious undue force by the officer. Blake was standing in front of a hotel in New York a few years ago minding his own business, when the incident occurred. Blake had been in town to attend the U.S. Open, and he was waiting for a friend outside the hotel.

    Here are reports about the defamation lawsuit:
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...ke-for-defamation_us_59d4e2f3e4b0218923e6ba85

    https://www.foxsports.com/tennis/story/officer-who-tackled-james-blake-sues-for-defamation-100217

    Classy response from Blake's attorney:
    ”'Mr. Blake will respond to this attack on his character with the same grace and dignity that has characterized his response to the attack on his person,' said Blake’s lawyer, Kevin Marino."

    It looks to me like this reprehensible officer is simply scrounging for a payday. :blah:

    In happier news, James Blake recently sent a lovely tweet of support to Adam Rippon, as shared by @Sylvia in Adam's fan thread:
    "Tweeted last week by James Blake, a now retired tennis player I admire as a person (forgot to post this earlier):
    https://twitter.com/JRBlake/status/961455379979751424"


    https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/the-adam-rippon-good-news-thread.90289/page-16

    ETA:
    Here's information on James Blake's book he later wrote about how the incident spurred him on to become an activist for worthy causes:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32600728-ways-of-grace

    Blake has another book he wrote about his struggle to come back from a serious accident on the tennis court in which he broke his back:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1444377.Breaking_Back
     
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  3. Jimena

    Jimena Well-Known Member

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    And Roger is number 1! Unbelievable.
     
  4. Lorac

    Lorac Well-Known Member

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    The oldest man to be #1 in Open history - he is truly an amazing sportsman. I would love him to get anther couple of GS's and who would bet against him at Wimbledon!!
     
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  5. skatesindreams

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    I'm delighted for him.
     
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  6. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    Roger just keeps rewriting the rule book on what can or cannot be done in men's tennis. Absolutely fantastic athlete and person.
     
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