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kazza007

Bunned
It's a sorry state of affairs. Especially when the BIG Three finally zip away their Racquets. I don't think the F N J accomplishments will ever be repeated... FIFTY FIVE MAJORS between 3 players is astonishing.

And counting.. What will be the total? 60—65?!
 

Casual Observer

binoculars
Andy Murray has just levelled the European Open final against European Open ATP final against Stan Wawrinka if anyone's interested. He was a set and a break down but it's now one set all.

It's on this link but you'll probably need a non-UK VPN to get it: LiveTV / WebPlayer
 

Casual Observer

binoculars
Blimey! Murray's won. 3-6 6-4 6-4. Must be his first tour title for a couple of years. Typical Murray, running down everything no matter how lost the cause.
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
Anyone watching the ATP finals? The first (slightly delayed) semifinal is on BBC shortly.

Must admit I switched on to watch Federer and Tsitsipas, not yet another clip of Andy Murray being asked if he'd wanted a boy or another girl. :D

It's been a good tournament so far - better than last year's. Nadal v Tsitsipas and v Medvedev were both well exciting.
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
You'd think with the amount of money the Beeb will be paying Sue Barker she'd learn to pronounce Tsitsipas's name reasonably correctly and not as Titsy Pas.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
You'd think with the amount of money the Beeb will be paying Sue Barker she'd learn to pronounce Tsitsipas's name reasonably correctly and not as Titsy Pas.
I was trying to say it yesterday and must admit I failed miserably.
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
Nadal must be knackered though! He beat Dan Evans easily but must have had less than half an hour before the next game...
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
That bloody Rafa :mad: :(

7-6, 7-6 :facepalm: Particularly in that second set I thought GB deserved to take it.

Bit dodgy it's in Madrid again next year too; Spain get home advantage again? :confused: :hmm:
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Me dad was generous with our Xmas present this year and we happen to be in Auckland on an appropriate day. So we’ve just booked a session at the ASB women’s week tournament. With a bit of luck we’ll see Serena, or Wozniacki, Ostapenko :)
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Our matches for tomorrow have been announced.
Amanda Anisimova v Daria Kasatkina in the R16 singles

and one or two doubles. if everything else runs very late we’ll get
Arina Rodionova & Jessica Moore against Cori Gauffe & Catherine Mcnally
But definitely Serena Williams & Caroline Wozniacki against (number one seeds) Caroline Dolehide & Johanna Larsson

which looks okay.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Not the greatest couple of matches ever played (almost as if it were the beginning of the season in a fairly minor tournament) but a good evenings entertainment and I got to see Serena Williams being quite awesome in the second set. Larsson has a damned good serve too.
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Flavour

hang the bankers
Reports of players withdrawing from Australian Open due to poor quality of air. Shouldn't they cancel the tournament if it's that bad? Players should withdraw in protest.
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
The Australian tennis establishment seem implicitly to be taking the view that there's too much riding on it to cancel/rearrange.

But yeah - article on the BBC website today about a player retiring due to the air quality because she was afraid to carry on, others seem to have struggled.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
Good wins for Kyrgios & Halep so far, Brits performing to their usual standard.

And I just heard I got two tickets for Court 1 on the second Monday at Wimbledon :)
 
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