Love, Balls and Courting: Tennis V

ЭPiKUilyam

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Could not watch this live during the last 15 minutes. Watched the score on Google and simultaneously recorded it on my DVR. I've been doing this more frequently and not just tennis.
I had to do that during Novak's SF. I always watch the first two sets unless it's a nerve-killer. Hopefully Novak today in three...
 

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I had to do that during Novak's SF. I always watch the first two sets unless it's a nerve-killer. Hopefully Novak today in three...
Looking forward to the woman's doubles final. Nervous for McNally and Gauff and would so like them to win. I can't help but think that this continued success will be good for their respective singles games. Surprised that Gauff has not been more successful. It's almost that Gauff is deliberately pacing herself and hiding to protect herself.
 

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Looking forward to the woman's doubles final. Nervous for McNally and Gauff and would so like them to win. I can't help but think that this continued success will be good for their respective singles games. Surprised that Gauff has not been more successful. It's almost that Gauff is deliberately pacing herself and hiding to protect herself.
Yes. Who would have thought that the final would be two unheralded teenagers, and she wasn't one of them!!! I like Coco's game, and playing doubles will help her net game, like the Williamses. I'm glad she's playing doubles, and very successfully!
 

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Okay! Got the kitchen mostly cleaned up after the husband’s salsa making event, and I see I haven’t missed anything yet. Will be rooting for Medvedev as he is a slightly more tolerable doof than Djokovic.
 

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I hear you. I don't exactly love Novak's words/behavior but I'm still rooting for history to be made. I probably wouldn't want to know him personally, much like I feel with that awful homophobic witch Margaret Court.
 

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Rooting for Medvedev and he's looking good so far but I'm just going to assume Djokovic comes back and wins this.

Glad I was wrong! ;)
 
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Medvedev serve was so good! Saying djokovic was too tired to face it seems wrong. He seemed normal. It’s like when cilic had that great 2014 at the us open based on his serve being on. The serve was impenetrable except when he was being heckled.
 

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I’m happy with this :40beers: Congrats to Medvedev on his first slam, and I will still keep my fingers crossed that the big 3 will be in Melbourne for 21. Or if not all 3 at least 2 of them. Rafa is now recovering from his surgery.
 

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Wow I really didn’t expect this! I’m not a huge fan of Novak solely due to his personality as compared to Roger and Rafa, but I really wanted someone from this elite generation of Serena, Novak, Roger and Rafa to have the Calendar Career Grand Slam.

It has been so long since any male or female player did that, and I feel like those 4, especially Novak and Serena who came within 1-2 matches of doing it deserve to have that honour as I view them at par with the greats like Graf, Laver, etc.

And I really want a female to have that honour and also win more Slams to reduce the impact of Court whom I have no respect for. Feels like it may not happen anytime soon in this current era of play with how physical the game has become.
 

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Probably not much of a surprise, but Raducanu lost her opening match at Indian Wells. She was defeated in straight sets by Sasnovich, ranked 100, but as high as #30 a few years ago.

Fernandez was on fire in her opening match, beating Crozet 6-2, 6-3. Her next match is gonna be a tough one; she plays Pavlyuchenkova, currently #11 in the world.

It was great to see Murray win his opener! :cheer2: He plays Alcaraz next. I'm torn who to cheer for in that match!
 

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I've been seeing buzz that a "controversial" Olympic female athlete is preparing to come out soon. I wonder if it is Naomi Osaka? It kind of makes sense, with how she's been acting all year. If it is she, I hope she does come out and that it will be one less 'thing' to pull her down emotionally.
 

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Has anyone read Billie Jean King's autobiography "All In"? I just read a review, and I requested my library to order it and I'm first in line. BJK has lived an incredible life. This will be a very good and interesting read.
 

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