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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017, 22:32 
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No Fedal ( :lol: ) and in my opinion a much better match up between Del Potro and Nadal.

Either one would be a decent win but for coming back after 4(!) wrist surgeries, Del Potro shades it for me. Kevin Anderson for the other winner.

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Whilst I'm hoping for the all-Spanish final :lol: . But am prepared for anything - this US Open has been crazy. And it's going to be silly o'clock in the morning our time, and then I've got to be at the hairdresser's at 1/4 to 9!

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If PCB wins and so does Rafa it will be a pummeling :(

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Gah! Just gone to 1 set all, and so this is going to be at least a 4 setter. They have no consideration for those of us in different time zones :lol: .

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:D :D :D .

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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D .

I can't believe Rafa's won the US Open again! I can't believe this year's Grand Slam titles have been split between Rafa and Roger. I'm totally over-excited and I really need to wind down and go to bed ...

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Pleased about Dimitrov winning the Masters, but I'm so sorry and upset to hear about the death of Jana Novotna at only 49. Very sad news :cry: .

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I'm not the greatest Dimitrov fan, and I would have liked Goffn to win - but the scheduling was against him this year - matches 3 days in a row, and it was evident that he'd run out of oomph at the end - not determination, though! I think he did jolly well, but just couldn't get the necessary energy into his serves at the end of a punishing week.

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Oh I am so sad to hear about Jana Novotna. I had no idea she was ill.

One of that amazingly long list of top-flight tennis players who have emerged from such a tiny country.

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The commentator during last night's Indian Wells final said that the umpire had "a hard row to hoe" because Roger Federer was having a strop (not something he usually does :roll: ). I was very excited: I rarely come across that expression outside EBD books :lol: .

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Alison H wrote:
The commentator during last night's Indian Wells final said that the umpire had "a hard row to hoe" because Roger Federer was having a strop (not something he usually does :roll: ). I was very excited: I rarely come across that expression outside EBD books :lol: .


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Audrey Roberts said "My sainted aunt" when she saw the mess David Platt'd made in Coronation Street last night. That's another one you rarely hear outside CS books :D . And nothing to do with tennis, but never mind.

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I thought the same, when I heard that.

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Alison, you have probably seen already that Rafa is to play Davis Cup ... :D

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My mobile phone sent me a message about it as soon as they announced it. It's very well-trained :lol: .

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I used to work with the mother of somebody who has gained entry into the main part of the French Open draw. I think this person plays tomorrow. They do not play under the British banner though but three years ago changed to another country, where the family had lived for six years, for better opportunities.

Because of this person's tennis ability, the whole family moved continent when the child was only 10 to give them a chance.


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Audrey25 wrote:
I used to work with the mother of somebody who has gained entry into the main part of the French Open draw. I think this person plays tomorrow. They do not play under the British banner though but three years ago changed to another country, where the family had lived for six years, for better opportunities.

Because of this person's tennis ability, the whole family moved continent when the child was only 10 to give them a chance.


I know who you mean.

Yes, it's a shame GB do not get the benefit but then again we have also been quite fortunate - much of Andy's coaching was in Spain, we have gained Cameron Norrie (born in S Africa, her up in NZ, trained in USA, his dad is Scottish - from the North East I think and mother Welsh) Laura Robson, Jo Konta, Greg R, Bedene before he switched back to Slovenia etc have all played for GB and made us a better country for it.

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Tartan-belle - yes it works all ways. This person does not live now in either the UK or the country they represent. A lot of the tennis players don't live in their home countries though and couldn't Federer have chosen to represent South Africa, the birthplace of his mother?


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The Chalet girls would possibly have been cheering for the Austrian player, but never mind - would anyone like to join me in a round of celebratory/de-stressing virtual drinks? Should probably be Spanish drinks - sangria or Rioja? Or sherry, I suppose!

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I think I've still got some Freixenet - fizz is always nice in warm weather!


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