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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2015, 09:22 
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Now play suspended for the forthcoming 'orage' :shock:


I read this as 'the forthcoming orange', think it must have been lizco's comment about Becker's headgear. :lol: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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I've bought a mini Toblerone in honour of Stan. (I thought of a Swiss clock but, unlike Emerence :wink: , I can't really afford one.)

Unfortunately, I think this will probably end in Nole winning and me putting on weight :( .

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2015, 17:29 
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And thankfully Stan has done it! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2015, 17:32 
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Allez Stan!!

I really hope Nole wins the French one day, and I'm sure he will, but it was all getting too much this year: the press've been carrying on as if it was a dead cert that he'd win the career Grand Slam and then actually do the Grand Slam.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2015, 17:34 
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Alison H wrote:
Allez Stan!!

I really hope Nole wins the French one day, and I'm sure he will, but it was all getting too much this year: the press've been carrying on as if it was a dead cert that he'd win the career Grand Slam and then actually do the Grand Slam.


Agreed!

I'm not a fan of Stan, as you know, but I'm really glad he showed that Djoko is actually human and beatable!

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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Nole's French accent's rather like mine :roll: , but he's trying!

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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Alison, could you please eat Scottish shortbread or strawberries at Wimbledon time - I think Andy could need it! :wink:

I'm watching it on +1 having not been in all weekend - happy for Stan.

Stan now has the same number of Slams as Andy does!!

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Oatcakes for Andy :D . Only 40 calories each!

Spanish tomato bread is sadly full of calories, and Mallorquin pan amb oli is off the scale.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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Oh, I forgot about oatcakes! :D

The win makes Stan no.4 in the world. Rafa is 10.

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Yep, I'm rather looking forward to the hard court season, when the world rankings really can only get better! I am not looking forward to the Wimbledon draw.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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Nadal is into the final in Stuttgart - he will play Triocki for the title.

And let's not forget Queen's starts very shortly! :D

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Three cheers for Eurosport changing their schedule to show the semi earlier today! They were originally going to show Formula E - I don't even know what that is, but I assume it's some sort of motor racing (sounds like a medicated facewash :roll: ) but showed Rafa v Gael instead :D .

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I kind of want to cry with joy/relief, but it's very hard not to laugh when there's a bright yellow Mercedes parked on the court.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 2
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Maybe Rafa can take the garish car for a spin? :dontknow: :bawling:

He is playing in the doubles as well though - and at least Dimi managed to conjure up an escape act.

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Dolgopolov had one of those days when he got everything right. Bah! Just when things seemed to be on the up :( .

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Gosh, what a wonderful name! Where's he from?

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He is Ukrainian, Cestina and nicknamed "the dog".

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Number 2 nephew has just expressed his regret about Rafa losing :( .

He's only 3 1/2, but I have him very well trained :wink: .

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And now he's been avenged by Garcia-Lopez!

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Rain has stopped play until tomorrow apparently.

Whoever wins between Andy and Troicki will have to play twice in the one day. :banghead:


Kei pulled out of his Halle semi-final injured, as did Monfils in the quarter final and Jo didn't play it at all, so several top players in doubt for Wimbledon. :banghead: :bawling:

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