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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: All tennis matters Reply with quote

The line-up of coaches for the top players is getting interesting:

Andy Murray - Ivan Lendl (back again, hooray)
Novak Djokovic - Boris Becker
Stan Wawrinka - Richard Krajicek
Milos Raonic - John McEnroe (wow, should be fun)
Marin Cilic - Goran Ivanisevic

Some old rivalries will be rearing their heads Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's almost like a parade of former champions Eileen!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murray vs Raonic (and Lendl vs McEnroe Smile) although both players of course dismissed this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Andy, although it wasn't straight forward. Is it ever with Andy? Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a terrific match. Very pleased for Andy. Raonic is a lovely chap and it was interesting to see that McEnroe has already had a good effect on his play.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo, James Ward! OK, he lost to Djokovic in straight sets but he put up a good fight.

There was a delightful moment in the second set. Djoko had won the first set 6-0 and was leading in the second 3-0. When Ward finally won a game he threw up his arms and the crowd cheered as if he had won the match. He was then 3-1 down in that second set but took it to a tie break.

And Marcus Willis, number 772 in the world ranking, beat a player who is number 53.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Bravo, James Ward! OK, he lost to Djokovic in straight sets but he put up a good fight.

He did,Eileen!
FleetingEileenM wrote:

There was a delightful moment in the second set. Djoko had won the first set 6-0 and was leading in the second 3-0. When Ward finally won a game he threw up his arms and the crowd cheered as if he had won the match. He was then 3-1 down in that second set but took it to a tie break.

And Marcus Willis, number 772 in the world ranking, beat a player who is number 53.

Despite a rain affected Wimbledon we will,thanks to the Centre Court roof, be able to see Willis go up against Federer this afternoon
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought he played really well and if nothing else I think he enjoyed the occasion. Well done Marcus!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a wonderful occasion for Willis and the crowd - and who better to be his opponent than lovely gentlemanly Federer?

Did Willis deliberately wear exactly the same headband that Federer always wears? Smile.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did wonder, and occasionally it made it difficult to keep track of who was who if it was only an upper body shot!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now another Brit (Dan Evans) is to face Federer. They will meet in the third round after Evans beat Ukrainian 30th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.(easy for me to say) Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from a lovely rain-free week in Norfolk but managed to see quite a bit of tennis.

What a great day for the Brits! Andy's second Wimbledon title, Heather Watson's mixed doubles triumph and also success for Gordon Reid in the men's wheelchair singles and Jordanne Whiley in the women's wheelchair doubles.

Plus Marcus Willis won the vote for shot of the championship when he lobbed Roger Federer.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was fantastic Eileen!

I was so pleased for Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen as they've played so well all week.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo Kyle Edmund! His win today in straight sets over Dusan Lajovic of Serbia puts Team GB into the Davis Cup semi-finals - against Argentina later this year. What a mature 21 year old! It was good to see Andy with the support team - he didn't need to be there but was keen to be present.

I felt sorry for James Ward on Saturday. He was recalled to the team at fairly short notice, although he had planned to play in a grass court event in Rhode Island. Dan Evans's shoulder injury was the reason. Ward was obviously unhappy on the clay court surface but did his best. In past Davis Cup ties he has played an important part.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmm - I see that Dan Evans is due to play in a ATP match today. It seems that he's not John Lloyds favourite player after pulling out of a competition JL organised, with no explanation and at short notice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That doesn't sound good, pulling out of a tournament at short notice without any explanation and after signing a contract. No wonder John Lloyd is annoyed. I wonder what is behind it. Was the shoulder injury which kept him out of the Davis Cup as bad as reported?

Still, it gave Kyle Edmund the chance to show his quality at the weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to Johanna Konta after she beat Venus Williams in her first WTA Final in Stanton, California. Her ranking is on the rise. She was 147 in the world this time last year and is now ranked 14.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news for her Eileen.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy is due to play today in the semi finals against Kei Nishikori. It says,online, that it starts at 4 this afternoon but I've just flicked through the red button channels and can't find him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been frustrating trying to locate events with so many choices, red and blue buttons Surprised . I hope you found Andy on BBC4 in the end, Becky.

A friend of mine I'd just been speaking to rang me again to ask where he could find the match and as for my 97 year old mother in her care home I went today and told her to try either 1 or 9 on the key pad but she has probably forgotten. She is just enjoying whichever sport is on.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually I did....thanks Eileen

So it's del Potro v Murray for the final. Fingers crossed for Andy!

The sports that are listed on some of the extra channels turn out to be different ones which is a bit frustrating. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic win for Andy!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great match. i am exhausted. Delighted for Andy and also thrilled for Del Potro - what a lovely chap he is.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heady days for British tennis!

Kyle Edmund is through to the fourth round, at the US Open,after his win against John Isner. He now faces Djokovic.

Edmund joined fellow Briton Johanna Konta in reaching the fourth round while compatriots Andy Murray and Dan Evans will on Saturday seek to join them in the last 16.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/37262584
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to see Jo Konta beaten. I don't think I shall be watching Kyle vs Novak in the early hours. I wonder how Novak's wrist is?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably the wrist has recovered. Still, Kyle has had a very good run and is a hard worker which bodes well for the future of GB tennis Smile.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes all of a sudden we have a few good players after so many years with only Tim Henman or Andy Murray to follow.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many people seem to diss Tim, don't they, but he actually had a very good career.

I have just googled him and I see that he will be 42 tomorrow.

Come on, Tim! Have a very happy birthday! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never understood people being off about Tim,Eileen. There is much to admire and like about him.

Hope he had a lovely 42nd birthday.

Away from the US Open for a minute..

Davis Cup 2016: GB name five-man squad for semi-final with Argentina

Holders Great Britain have named a five-man squad for their Davis Cup semi-final with Argentina in Glasgow.

Leon Smith again captains the team and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be joined by Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot.

The four players to contest the tie at the Emirates Arena from 16-18 September will be announced on 15 September.

The winners of the tie will face either Croatia or France in the final, which runs from 25-27 November.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/37285936
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davis Cup sensational 5 set match this afternoon, over 5 hours long. Of course I wanted Andy to win but I must say I was thrilled for del Potro's success. What a hero!

The next match with Kyle Edmund vs Guido Pella is supposed to be on the red button but I can't find it Sad.

Found it. Kyle is playing well, doing his best but ... oh well, Argentina are 2-0 up. Team GB will now have to win the doubles tomorrow and both singles on Sunday.

I am still happy for del Potro, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Davis Cup sensational 5 set match this afternoon, over 5 hours long. Of course I wanted Andy to win but I must say I was thrilled for del Potro's success. What a hero!

The next match with Kyle Edmund vs Guido Pella is supposed to be on the red button but I can't find it Sad.

Found it. Kyle is playing well, doing his best but ... oh well, Argentina are 2-0 up. Team GB will now have to win the doubles tomorrow and both singles on Sunday.
I am still happy for del Potro, though.


A tall order,so everything crossed.

A fabulous win for Del Potro
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it will be Argentina against Croatia in the final. Dan Evans did his best but Leonardo Mayer played such a good match.

At the end when the Argentinians were having their group celebration on the court I thought it was so nice that Delpo broke away and trotted over to Andy and gave him a quick hug, before touching hands with the rest of the GB team. He is such a lovely chap and I will be rooting for the Argys in the final.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last! Andy is Number One in the World!

It's a bit of an anti climax that he made it as soon as Raonic withdrew from the Paris Masters semi due to injury and it would have been more of an occasion had the match been played with Andy winning of course.

But - he has made it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm so pleased for him Eileen, as you say shame that Raonic had to withdraw but well done to Andy!

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I'm pleased that he's number one in the world - it's really well deserved - but I just wish his views were slightly more pro British rather than over emphasing his Scottish heritage Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tremendous achievement .. well done Andy!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6pm tonight is the big one! Murray vs Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals and whoever wins will be the year-end Number One in the world.

WOW! He has done it!
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I am full of admiration for Andy for the way he has hung on in there after it looked as if he would never get the better of Novak..

Being Number 1 in the world and beating Novak to stay there.....doesn't get much better than that!

A word of congratulations also for Jamie who with his partner,Bruno Soares tops the world doubles ranking.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a weekend for the family! Well done to both lads.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at the O2 on Saturday afternoon for the Murray/Raonic match. It was one of those matches that I would have enjoyed a lot more if I'd known what the result would be Smile I was surprised and delighted that Andy won on Sunday because the semi-final must have been exhausting, for Andy and his supporters.
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