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« Reply #510 on: September 10, 2018, 12:19:04 PM »
I really feel for Osaka in this instance. Had the greatest moment of her life upstaged by a petulant brat who used sexism as the reason she lost, even though it was a woman v woman match. My head hurts.

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« Reply #511 on: September 10, 2018, 04:28:37 PM »
I dont agree with her actions or language, the demeanor of the crowd was way out of whack, I also don't agree with the whataboutery
It was awful for the Osaka girl also

but...

I was worried about her mental state after her previous implosion which she attributed to post partum depression.
You don't shake the like of that of in a few months.

The last thing she needs is vilification.
For the Serena partisans I would like to see less talk of equality and rules and more about the mental health of new mothers.... that the real issue here for me


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« Reply #512 on: September 10, 2018, 07:13:12 PM »
My daughter absolutely loves Williams, never misses her play and follows everything she does, but on this occasion she’s said Serena has lost the plot!

If it is related to an illness then she’s best to step away from the whole thing, she’s nothing to prove, outstanding athlete who has been at the top of her game for so many years, would be hard to find a player in the next few years to get to the standard she set..

Though my fav was always Stef
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« Reply #513 on: September 10, 2018, 07:20:48 PM »
I dont agree with her actions or language, the demeanor of the crowd was way out of whack, I also don't agree with the whataboutery
It was awful for the Osaka girl also

but...

I was worried about her mental state after her previous implosion which she attributed to post partum depression.
You don't shake the like of that of in a few months.

The last thing she needs is vilification.
For the Serena partisans I would like to see less talk of equality and rules and more about the mental health of new mothers.... that the real issue here for me
 

What about all her outbursts and disgusting things she's said to officials before pregnancy?

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« Reply #514 on: January 11, 2019, 11:28:48 AM »
Andy Murray to call it a day after Wimbledon. Tough to have to call it quits at the age of 31.

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« Reply #515 on: January 11, 2019, 12:07:19 PM »
Andy Murray to call it a day after Wimbledon. Tough to have to call it quits at the age of 31.

Hip problems it seems.

Good player but didn't seem to fit the British Wimbledon winner persona that the LTA craved and that's a positive in my opinion.

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« Reply #516 on: January 11, 2019, 12:11:53 PM »
I liked him. Pity to see this. Must be difficult at that age to admit you won't see your best ever again and mightn't do what you love pain free.

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« Reply #517 on: January 14, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
Well, he's out of Aussie now anyway, though typically not without a fight. Beaten by the Spaniard Bustin A Gut.

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« Reply #518 on: January 14, 2019, 12:22:57 PM »
Andy Murray to call it a day after Wimbledon. Tough to have to call it quits at the age of 31.

Hip problems it seems.

Good player but didn't seem to fit the British Wimbledon winner persona that the LTA craved and that's a positive in my opinion.

I would argue great player. 11 (I think) Grand Slam finals in probably the golden era of men's tennis is a great record. Hugely unlucky to be fighting it out against three of the best ever at their peak otherwise he would have likely had a few more slam titles.

I always liked him although he got a hard time in the media at times.

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« Reply #519 on: May 17, 2019, 10:55:22 AM »
What does this idiot need to do to get a ban.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/48300357

More and more tennis players think this behaviour is fine and more worryingly more and more peers, fans and journalists happy to make excuses for it.
The guy should be thrown out of the sport

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« Reply #520 on: May 17, 2019, 12:43:01 PM »
What does this idiot need to do to get a ban.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/48300357

More and more tennis players think this behaviour is fine and more worryingly more and more peers, fans and journalists happy to make excuses for it.
The guy should be thrown out of the sport

I saw an article on hiom the other day where the whole focus was on him slabbering about Djokovic and how he cringey he is as he tries too hard to be liked etc.  He let rip on a few other players too.
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« Reply #521 on: May 17, 2019, 03:25:54 PM »
Kyrgios is a twat. Always has been and always will be. Fancies himself as a bit of a bad boy of the sport and has taken a few big scalps in his time but he's a dime store McEnroe.
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« Reply #522 on: May 17, 2019, 03:26:48 PM »
What does this idiot need to do to get a ban.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/48300357

More and more tennis players think this behaviour is fine and more worryingly more and more peers, fans and journalists happy to make excuses for it.
The guy should be thrown out of the sport

I saw an article on hiom the other day where the whole focus was on him slabbering about Djokovic and how he cringey he is as he tries too hard to be liked etc.  He let rip on a few other players too.

He is a nasty piece of work but instead of being dealt with the authorities bend over backwards for him only for him to embarrass them all again a few weeks later. You can understand why Serena with all her titles sometimes seems untouchable but some also ran in the top 50 really wouldnt be missed
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« Reply #523 on: June 09, 2019, 08:31:15 PM »
The GOAT picked up his 12th RG today.

A remarkable achievement

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« Reply #524 on: Today at 07:17:19 PM »
I see Wimbledon have shafted Rafa with the seedings. I don't know how they get away with their sordid little seedings system when all the other slams go with the rankings. It really cheapens the event as a whole.

I wonder which giraffe will make a break for it this year.