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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is being bandied around that Andy should be knighted but he himself is quoted as saying that he is too young and that he could still mess up in his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could be Andy's year for winning the Australian Open Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
This could be Andy's year for winning the Australian Open Very Happy

Or maybe the year for Dan Evans.....? ..after a brilliant win over seventh seed Marin Cilic. Very Happy

Murray will face American world number 32 Sam Querrey in the third round, while Evans will take on Australian 27th seed Bernard Tomic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope so for both of them!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
This could be Andy's year for winning the Australian Open Very Happy

Or maybe the year for Dan Evans.....? ..after a brilliant win over seventh seed Marin Cilic. Very Happy

Murray will face American world number 32 Sam Querrey in the third round, while Evans will take on Australian 27th seed Bernard Tomic.


And a brilliant win over Tomic
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Baron wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
This could be Andy's year for winning the Australian Open Very Happy

Or maybe the year for Dan Evans.....? ..after a brilliant win over seventh seed Marin Cilic. Very Happy

Murray will face American world number 32 Sam Querrey in the third round, while Evans will take on Australian 27th seed Bernard Tomic.


And a brilliant win over Tomic


Indeed!

Hi Red.Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy next plays Mischa Zverev and Dan plays Tsonga.

Now then, both these matches will be taking place at about 3am our time. Hmm shall I Perhaps not Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan was totally ignored by none other than Kevin Pietersen this week. I suspect it may well be KP who will be ignored, very soon...I've been following Dan's progress for a few years now. Finally, he seems to be putting in the hours needed to take him to wherever he wants to go.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/38693517

I fancy him to beat Tsonga, too. Just hope I haven't put the mockers on him by saying so.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe it! Andy has been beaten by an unseeded player. How sad for him but on the other hand the German Mischa Zverev is a serve and volley man and if this signifies a return to that style of play I am all for it.

Tough luck Andy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federer has beaten Nishikori in 5 sets. In spite of the disappointments for the Brits, this is turning out to be an outstanding and very exciting tournament and we still have Jo Konta. I just love Federer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woke up to hear that Andy was on his way out Sad but that Dan had taken the first set off Tsonga.Very Happy

Ended up a very disappointing day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I can't believe it! Andy has been beaten by an unseeded player. How sad for him but on the other hand the German Mischa Zverev is a serve and volley man and if this signifies a return to that style of play I am all for it.

Tough luck Andy.


I couldn't agree more, Eileen. It was so refreshing to see somebody showing so much skill at the net. There's a piece on the BBC website with Agassi more or less saying that if Andy would incorporate about 5% more of that into his game, then he would be a much better player and wouldn't take so much out of himself.

As for Dan Evans, well, it was like Gulliver's Travels when he was on court against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. The Frenchman looked even bigger, with his new hairstyle. I wouldn't mind seeing him win the tournament, as he's such a nice man. As shown in this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38713952
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I wouldn't mind seeing him win the tournament, as he's such a nice man. As shown in this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38713952

Lovely story....lovely man. Smile

Good luck to Johanna Konta for Wednesday

British number one Johanna Konta believes she has done everything she can to be ready for her first meeting with 22-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams at the Australian Open.

Konta, 25, will face second seed Williams in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

"I've played quite a few Grand Slam champions and former world number ones," said world number nine Konta.

"So I've prepared myself as much as possible for a competitor like Serena."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/38716313
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, what a nice story. Thanks Old Raver for that link.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An all American women's final on Saturday. Serena is no surprise but I thought Venus had had her day. Just shows what can happen if you have the talent and are prepared to keep working hard. It would be fantastic for her if she could beat her sister.

Would love to see Nadal get through to the final with Roger.....and win.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also love to see Nadal get through to the final and win, Becky. Definitely NOT the Smug Swiss!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an amazing game of tennis. Nadal just refuses to be beaten! I just hope the day's difference in recovery time, doesn't prove to be a factor in Sunday's final.

Surely nobody ever thought we'd see these two great players contest a major final again. Yes, we've had our Djokovic and Murray years...but these two are something else. I missed the classic Wimbledon final of 2008, as I was at the first Hop Farm Festival.

I'm hoping nothing crops up between now and Sunday, to stop me from seeing this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched it all this morning. What a terrific battle - I'll be backing Federer on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I watched it all this morning. What a terrific battle - I'll be backing Federer on Sunday.


Your man won,Eileen, and deservedly so. Smile

It was a terrific match..I thought Rafa had it when he broke Roger in the first game of the fifth set but Roger wasn't having any of it.

Gracious talk afterwards from Roger saying it should have been a draw...even if it was a bit tongue in cheek. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
I watched it all this morning. What a terrific battle - I'll be backing Federer on Sunday.


Your man won,Eileen, and deservedly so. Smile

It was a terrific match..I thought Rafa had it when he broke Roger in the first game of the fifth set but Roger wasn't having any of it.

Gracious talk afterwards from Roger saying it should have been a draw...even if it was a bit tongue in cheek. Smile
Yes, I liked that! I like the story about Rafa inviting Roger to the opening of his tennis academy last summer, when he had a dodgy wrist and Roger a gammy knee. They played softball tennis with the youngsters and talked about perhaps playing an exhibition match for charity although neither was up to it at that stage. If only they could have looked 4 or 5 months into the future Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone watching the Davis Cup matches this weekend? Dan Evans needs to win the first singles this afternoon otherwise it will all be down to Kyle Edmund who may not be quite up to the mark.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Kyle Edmund was up to the job and was well on the way to winning but what a dreadful way for the match to end. That poor umpire! I do hope there is no lasting damage to his eye.

The Canadian youngster will have this hanging over him for quite some time and this incident has given a severe warning to all other players who vent their frustration in this way.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A hard lesson learned for that 17 year old,Eileen. What on earth was he thinking of?

It sounds as if there is no lasting damage to the umpire's eye. It could all have been very different.

Edmund was winning but it could have been turned round. We'll never know now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking forward to April when we take on the French. They have some terrific players to call upon.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet again, Federer has done it! His renaissance this year has been just phenomenal. I even stayed up till 3.30am the other night to watch his semi-final against Kyrgios which was scintillating on both sides.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing that he has come back as he has,Eileen....and at 35!

And well done to Joanna Konta too, for her Miami Open win over Caroline Wozniacki.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our Davis Cup tie against France starts at 1pm today. We don't have a good record on clay but Tim Henman, who reached the French Open semis in 2004, is mentoring Dan Evans this weekend. C'mon Tim - I mean Dan Smile.

Kyle Edmund is up against Pouille in the first match and there is no Tsonga, Monfils or Gasquet to bother us.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've seen recently, Eileen, Charles Aznavour would take Kyle Edmund to five sets... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan Evans must be kicking himself, to say the least. What an absolute idiot. The most expensive night out in history.

My son in law has tickets for the opening day on Centre Court. I hope Andy's fit enough to do himself jusitice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John McEnroe reckons it's going to be Federer for the Wimbledon title..

As for Evans... Rolling Eyes... idiot is spot on,Raver.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy's hip problem doesn't look good. I would love Federer to win. He is the absolute master IMO Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Andy's hip problem doesn't look good. I would love Federer to win. He is the absolute master IMO Smile

According to this article Lendl says Andy will be fit for the tournament.

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/news/news/Andy_Murray/44956/rub-andy-murray-s-picture-to-help-him-heal-from-hip-injury/

Here's hoping!

Listening to Sportsweek this morning someone in the know has said that of all the tennis people she has worked with Federer is the most gentlemen like figure of them all..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
Andy's hip problem doesn't look good. I would love Federer to win. He is the absolute master IMO Smile

According to this article Lendl says Andy will be fit for the tournament.

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/news/news/Andy_Murray/44956/rub-andy-murray-s-picture-to-help-him-heal-from-hip-injury/

Here's hoping!

Listening to Sportsweek this morning someone in the know has said that of all the tennis people she has worked with Federer is the most gentlemen like figure of them all..

That's nice! Here is a clip of del Potro being kind to a hurt ball girl and Cilic showing sportsmanship. Both of them apparently are nice gentle characters.
http://video.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/davis-cup/2016/juan-martin-del-potro-kindly-comforts-ball-girl-after-she-gets-hit-by-marin-cilic-serve_vid944705/video.shtml
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FleetingEileenM wrote:

That's nice! Here is a clip of del Potro being kind to a hurt ball girl and Cilic showing sportsmanship. Both of them apparently are nice gentle characters.
http://video.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/davis-cup/2016/juan-martin-del-potro-kindly-comforts-ball-girl-after-she-gets-hit-by-marin-cilic-serve_vid944705/video.shtml


Gentle giants..lovely to see.

A win for Andy..nice to get the first round out of the way....lucky son-in-law,Raver,to be there to witness it.

No such luck for Laura Robson.
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Yes, he struck lucky, Becky. A full day's play. Striaght sets for Andy...a win for Kvitova (if that was indeed Centre Court) and Stan getting knocked out.

And possibly best of all, a break for rain that was so short, that Sir Cliff didn't get to serenade the punters.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a thriller
Rafa brill
But Muller briller!

Yay!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, he struck lucky, Becky. A full day's play. Striaght sets for Andy...a win for Kvitova (if that was indeed Centre Court) and Stan getting knocked out.

And possibly best of all, a break for rain that was so short, that Sir Cliff didn't get to serenade the punters.

Am I the only one who enjoyed that,at the time? Shocked Laughing

Rotten luck for Andy. I feel sure a fit Andy would have beaten Querry. No Djokovic either.

I have to say I have never been Federer's biggest fan ..it was the blazer that finally decided me Very Happy .....but I have to admit I was happy to see him win today. He works so hard, alongside having a natural talent, you can't help but admire him.

We have Jo to look forward to tomorrow.

C'mon Jo!! Very Happy
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Am I the only one who enjoyed that,at the time? Shocked Laughing


No I enjoyed it too Becky!


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We have Jo to look forward to tomorrow.

C'mon Jo!! Very Happy


I hope she does it!

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Ah good...not the only one then.. Very Happy

Heather Watson and her doubles partner,Henri Kontinen,are through to the mixed doubles quarter-finals ...more for us Brits to cheer.
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I had a video of it which I think I copied to a DVD but heaven knows where it went to!

Did you hear Ken Bruce from Wimbledon this morning? I missed most of it but loved hearing a bit of the old theme tune of the Wimbledon coverage right at the end. They never play it now though Sad

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