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The Tennis Thread

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Photo51, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    What a great final in the Hopman Cup. Germany and Switzerland both deserved it.( SUI won)
    Fabulous mixed doubles with the championship decided on sudden death.
    Love the format. It would be good to have more like this.
     
  2. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Cameron Norrie in the Auckland semis.Good to see him going well.
     
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  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Hate Tennis
     
  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Love it but huge fears for Andy. Really really like him and rate him and his dedication to the sport . I just wish he would turn to coaching ...
     
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  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Bah humbug much!
    Surely anyone can find love in the game if they watch long enough?
     
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  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I heard it makes some love all.
     
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  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Deuce.
     
  8. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Nah, that's just the Pimms.
     
  9. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's so sad.
     
  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Looks like Murray may have to retire after the weekend - he needs to look after his body now.

    I'm sure he'll have a second career as a commentator.
     
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  11. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/46833018

    Sadly I fear that the Australian open will be his last.

    The best tennis player that we have ever produced and who knows when we will see a player like him again.

    I will never forget his first Wimbledon win. It was so tense that I couldn’t breathe.
     
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  12. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Sad but unsurprising news. A great career ending too soon.
     
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  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Many sportsmen end up with careers that end in injury and then they just have to manage the condition.

    I'm a gig fan of American Football (the NFL) - the average career is about 4 years and many players careers finish very early.

    Same is true for our footballers too.
     
  14. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Sowhattery doesn't make it OK.
     
  15. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    It's the right call but curiously I feel quite emotional......Andy Roddick tweet said it all. So disappointed for him . I hope he sticks around to commentate and / or coach. So much to offer.
     
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  16. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Found that conference so so hard to watch ( through my fingers ) ....all that real raw emotion. Bleak at present but I hope he manages to get everything in perspective - family, friends, huge respect from his fellow professionals and gratitude of tennis followers everywhere. Bless...
     
  17. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    It is sad. I feel his emotions.
    But I'd like to retire aged 31 a multi millionare.
     
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  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes, there is that.

    A lot of footballers are not so lucky
     
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  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Poor Andy. Obviously taking it very badly. But he's probably in constant pain and that won't help his mood.

    I hope he finds something to do that he really enjoys and that his new hip(s) don't give him too much grief.
     
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  20. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Any tweets from Fed and Nadal ? Some lovely words from fellow professionals- will mean a lot I suspect ?
     

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