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Post by Jaiston » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:57 pm

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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.
That's mad <laugh>

The women are lucky they get paid as much as the men for less work, less interest in the sport etc. Doubt womens tennis would be anywhere without the mens side of the game.

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Post by ALF » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:56 pm

Ban Novak <mob>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:48 pm

In grand slams men play best of 5 sets, women play best of 3. If we're talking fairness, men should absolutely get paid more as they're doing more work. Plus mens tennis pulls in more spectators.
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Post by ALF » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:55 pm

Katie Swan, Naomi Broady and James Ward all into final qualifying round at Miami Open.

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Post by Jaiston » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:21 am

Serena seems to have taken Djokovic's point as "Men deserve better pay because they're men" instead of "Men should be paid more because of more interest in that side of the game".

Murray predictably criticising Djokovic too..it's like they didn't read the transcript in what Djokovic said <laugh>

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Post by PTAO? » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:08 am

Jaiston wrote:Serena seems to have taken Djokovic's point as "Men deserve better pay because they're men" instead of "Men should be paid more because of more interest in that side of the game".

Murray predictably criticising Djokovic too..it's like they didn't read the transcript in what Djokovic said <laugh>
I think more that they just want to distance themselves from the controversy

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Post by Jaiston » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:42 pm

Djokovic is now the most successful player ever with ATP 1000's now.

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Post by overseasTOON » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:10 pm

Djokovic finally loses a match!

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Post by asbo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:01 pm

He's in decline.

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Post by asbo » Thu May 12, 2016 5:36 am

http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36271778

I'd wondered if this might happen, just for the grass court season. Murray's a completely different player when he's working with Lendl, it would be a huge boost for him going into Wimbledon if he could get Lendl in his corner again.

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Post by Mifune » Thu May 12, 2016 6:14 pm

Djokovic has just been bageled <laugh>.


Berdych doubled bageled too.

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Post by asbo » Thu May 12, 2016 7:12 pm

Berdych, f*** <laugh>.

Federer and Wawrinka both out. I wish the clay court major was in Italy instead of France, Rome is the best tournament of the clay court season for me.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri May 13, 2016 6:52 am

I'm not a tennis fan, but Serena Williams made herself ill by eating dog food <laugh>

She's got posh food for her dog, thought it looked tasty so tried some of it <laugh>

I've eaten dog biscuits / dog chocolate before but I'd draw the line at tinned dog food.
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Post by Mifune » Fri May 13, 2016 11:58 pm

Great match between Nadal and Djokovic today. Even though Nadal lost I think his performance makes him favourite for the French Open now.

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Post by ALF » Sat May 14, 2016 12:50 am

mifune wrote:Great match between Nadal and Djokovic today. Even though Nadal lost I think his performance makes him favourite for the French Open now.
He lost to Djokovic who wasn't at the top of his game. To say Nadal is favourite over Novak is just bizarre <laugh>

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Post by Mifune » Sat May 14, 2016 1:04 am

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mifune wrote:Great match between Nadal and Djokovic today. Even though Nadal lost I think his performance makes him favourite for the French Open now.
He lost to Djokovic who wasn't at the top of his game. To say Nadal is favourite over Novak is just bizarre <laugh>
I don't think it could ever be bizarre to suggest someone who has won a tournament 9 times out of the last 11 might be the favourite...

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Post by ALF » Sat May 14, 2016 1:16 am

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He lost to Djokovic who wasn't at the top of his game. To say Nadal is favourite over Novak is just bizarre <laugh>
I don't think it could ever be bizarre to suggest someone who has won a tournament 9 times out of the last 11 might be the favourite...
He's failed to take a set off Djokovic in their last 7 meetings, that includes 3 on clay.

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Post by Mifune » Sat May 14, 2016 1:22 am

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I don't think it could ever be bizarre to suggest someone who has won a tournament 9 times out of the last 11 might be the favourite...
He's failed to take a set off Djokovic in their last 7 meetings, that includes 3 on clay.
Watch todays match. Could have gone either way.

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Re: General Tennis Thread

Post by ALF » Sat May 14, 2016 11:52 am

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He's failed to take a set off Djokovic in their last 7 meetings, that includes 3 on clay.
Watch todays match. Could have gone either way.
Could have but didn't. And whenever Novak gets a challenge like that he seems to come out on top much more often than not. I can agree that he is up there but I'd say Novak has to be the favourite at the minute.

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Post by asbo » Sat May 14, 2016 7:17 pm

Djokovic is a massive favourite. If Federer wins Halle would you say he's favourite for Wimbledon because he's won it seven times in the past? Djokovic is head and shoulders above everyone else in the world, he's favourite for every tournament he enters.

Nishikori's just taken a set off him though. Good to see him giving a game, he's been really disappointing against Djokovic since he beat him at the US Open.

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