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« Reply #615 on: July 05, 2019, 09:02:40 AM »
I donít watch much tennis but have been watching Wimbledon for a change. Gees this kyrgios guy is a knob. Never seen as bad in tennis. Those underhand serves.

Bloody brilliant IMO.

Kyrgios is just one of those lads, bundles of talent but a bit wild.

Takes all sorts as too many Henmans and Federers would bore the pish out of you.

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« Reply #616 on: July 05, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
World number 2 beats world number 43! And itís a huge win.

What was with Nadals time wasting? Was it just to wind him up?
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« Reply #617 on: July 05, 2019, 09:09:55 AM »
Kyrgios is a bell end. Find it bizarre that people think he is great and funny. Cant understand why Tennis puts up with these guys and doesnt just boot them off the tour. If people think his antics are entertaining then why dont they just watch WWE or something.

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« Reply #618 on: July 05, 2019, 09:25:37 AM »
World number 2 beats world number 43! And itís a huge win.

What was with Nadals time wasting? Was it just to wind him up?

Kyrgios is a monster server, one of the best in the game. When a guy like him brings a 1st serve % in the 70s on grass and particularly in the early rounds, he will be very, very difficult to beat. It was a great result for Rafa. It should be his toughest test until the semi final at least.

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« Reply #619 on: July 05, 2019, 09:27:13 AM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.

The US Open was played on grass, then clay and then finally moved to hardcourt in 1978.

The Australian open was similarly played on grass until the late 80s before moving to hardcourt.

So I repeat, correctly, that Graf's Grand Slam is the only one that was won on three different surfaces.
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« Reply #620 on: July 05, 2019, 09:30:02 AM »
Can't warm to Nadal at all. Federer number 1 for me although I can see arguments for Djokovic and Nadal. Andy Murray would have been an all time great if born in any other era.

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« Reply #621 on: July 05, 2019, 09:54:59 AM »
Kyrgios is a bell end. Find it bizarre that people think he is great and funny. Cant understand why Tennis puts up with these guys and doesnt just boot them off the tour. If people think his antics are entertaining then why dont they just watch WWE or something.
I don't think hes great and funny but his antics are seriously blown out of proportion. Its because he goes against the grain of the image of tennis being an elite toff sport that the ruling bodies want to maintain. His behavior wouldnt garner much attention in most other sports. As Johnnycool says takes all sorts.

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« Reply #622 on: July 05, 2019, 09:55:41 AM »
I donít watch much tennis but have been watching Wimbledon for a change. Gees this kyrgios guy is a knob. Never seen as bad in tennis. Those underhand serves.

Bloody brilliant IMO.

Kyrgios is just one of those lads, bundles of talent but a bit wild.

Takes all sorts as too many Henmans and Federers would bore the pish out of you.

Henman and Federer in the same sentence  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #623 on: July 05, 2019, 12:03:56 PM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?
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« Reply #624 on: July 05, 2019, 01:46:45 PM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?

It's more so his personality and blandness

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« Reply #625 on: July 05, 2019, 02:19:15 PM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?

It's more so his personality and blandness

Nadal is hardly the life of the party.
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« Reply #626 on: July 05, 2019, 02:53:01 PM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?

It's more so his personality and blandness

Nadal is hardly the life of the party.

Never seen Nadal in a cardigan for a pre match outfit.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #627 on: July 05, 2019, 04:58:48 PM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?

It's more so his personality and blandness

Nadal is hardly the life of the party.

Never seen Nadal in a cardigan for a pre match outfit.

And of course thatís the bit that doesnít make you boring!

Novak has some aces here
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« Reply #628 on: July 06, 2019, 09:34:52 AM »
I'm a Nadal fan, but finding Federer's tennis boring?! Really?

It's more so his personality and blandness

Nadal is hardly the life of the party.

Never seen Nadal in a cardigan for a pre match outfit.

Only in tennis does a cardigan make you an interesting person!

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #629 on: July 06, 2019, 09:36:49 AM »
Val Doonican missed a trick..