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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by PTAO? » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:37 am

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:38 am

Djokovic is ridiculously good.
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Post by PTAO? » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:42 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:Djokovic is ridiculously good.
He didn't need to be, Murray was woeful.

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Post by Jaiston » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:43 pm

Djokovic has a great chance to beat Federer's slam record, it's pretty much a given that he will beat Nadals.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:44 pm

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Bodacious Benny wrote:Djokovic is ridiculously good.
He didn't need to be, Murray was woeful.
Murray is generally crap in the Australian Open final, or whenever he plays Djokovic. Even so, Djokovic is on another level. He's like Messi.
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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by Jaiston » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:39 am

Not getting much better for Nadal. Lost on clay in Argentina vs Dominic Thiem. Even more ranking points lost for Nadal.

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Post by Jaiston » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:19 pm

Another loss on clay for Nadal. Semi finals of a tournament in Rio vs P. Cuevas

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Post by ALF » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:32 am

He's done.

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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by Jaiston » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:13 pm

Looks like it, worse than last season so far and on his strongest surface.

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Post by Wedge Head Tiote » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:00 pm

Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open, wonder how long she'll be banned for.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35750285

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Post by ALF » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:03 pm

Wedge Head Tiote wrote:Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open, wonder how long she'll be banned for.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35750285
Surely it wont be too bad? Considering it's only been banned since 1st January and it was a pretty honest mistake.

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Post by Jaiston » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:45 am

ALF wrote:
Wedge Head Tiote wrote:Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open, wonder how long she'll be banned for.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35750285
Surely it wont be too bad? Considering it's only been banned since 1st January and it was a pretty honest mistake.
She has a team around her and received emails about the changes in banned substances, it should be a ban like any other ban for performance enhancing drugs. Their own fault for not bothering to read the changes.

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Post by PTAO? » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:37 pm

Just because it has a medical use doesn't mean she was definitely using it for a condition. Her team probably knew of its enhancing properties and let her take it because it didn't used to be banned

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Post by ALF » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:01 pm

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:Just because it has a medical use doesn't mean she was definitely using it for a condition. Her team probably knew of its enhancing properties and let her take it because it didn't used to be banned
She's already said it was because of an irregular heartbeat I believe.

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Post by overseasTOON » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:05 pm

ALF wrote:
Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:Just because it has a medical use doesn't mean she was definitely using it for a condition. Her team probably knew of its enhancing properties and let her take it because it didn't used to be banned
She's already said it was because of an irregular heartbeat I believe.
The manufacturers said it should only be used for a maximum of 6 weeks.

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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by PTAO? » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:12 pm

ALF wrote:
Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:Just because it has a medical use doesn't mean she was definitely using it for a condition. Her team probably knew of its enhancing properties and let her take it because it didn't used to be banned
She's already said it was because of an irregular heartbeat I believe.
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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by seaside nipper » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:36 pm

ALF wrote:
Wedge Head Tiote wrote:Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open, wonder how long she'll be banned for.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35750285
Surely it wont be too bad? Considering it's only been banned since 1st January and it was a pretty honest mistake.
<laugh> This is like the Zoolander sketch, about the hot model, and in Sharapova, well , she's a hottie so everyone trusts her, if she was a bovine munter folk would be lining up to condemn her for this as a drugs cheat

fwiw, her and her 'advisors' more so, have had her on this for at least ten years, so much for a diabietic with a heart condition playing top level tennis.

This drug , from Latvia had similar properties to what Armstrong was doing with the EPO, doping is doping , is cheating, hwoever you dress it up. Anything to gain an advantage , at all costs. Or maybe I'm just too cynical. There are a rake of other endurance athletes who have copped a ban for being on this same substance since it was outlawed.
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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:25 am

A colleague thinks that Novak Djokovic is a sexist pig dog <laugh>

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Post by Jaiston » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:46 pm

overseasTOON wrote:A colleague thinks that Novak Djokovic is a sexist pig dog <laugh>
Is that due to his comments on men and womens pay in tennis yesterday/ today ? <laugh>

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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:49 pm

Jaiston wrote:
overseasTOON wrote:A colleague thinks that Novak Djokovic is a sexist pig dog <laugh>
Is that due to his comments on men and womens pay in tennis yesterday/ today ? <laugh>
Yep. She's not happy and says he should be banned as well.

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