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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2018, 16:23 
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Just watched the Querry/Wawrinka match. Was beginning to soften towards Stan - as several of you know, he's never been a favourite of mine - as the third set started, and we had shots of his girlfriend, and of Magnus Norman [his coach], and of his English agent ... but that show of petulance with the racquet reminded me again of why I'm not a fan...

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
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Fairly mild compared to the way that Nole and Sascha and some of the others were stropping at the French Open - although at least clay courts don't get damaged as easily as grass courts do! - but, yes, I can do without the tantrums as well :lol: .

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
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Well, as you know I've never been a great Djokovich fan either ... haven't seen that much of Zverev

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
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Great player ... when he's not having strops and meltdowns :lol: . Nick Kyrgios is another one.

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 Post subject: Re: Tennis Talk 3
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As my soon to be grandson-in-law is Greek-Australian, I'd really like to support Kyrgios [when he's not playing Murray, of course!] but he acts like a spoilt baby every time I've seen him. Did watch a bit of Zverev in the French Open, but didn't see all his matches.

Watching Cilic/Muller now and not minding which of them gets through.

ETA - always enjoy Queen's, as the white shoes and clothing begin to come out, so it looks so fresh - and the restful green of the grass after the red clay.

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Sascha is still really young, hopefully he will come through what people see as being petulant. I like him (he will do great things) and several people who didn't really like him started to change their mind during his pressers after his matches at the FO with his banter with the Yorkshire press reporter https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... +yorkshire
Good sense of humour.

Nick and Andy are great friends; I think Nick was a little annoyed at having to play Andy, particularly at home and at his first match post surgery. Tellingly, this was his first win over Andy in 6 times (minus one win at the Hopman Cup). Andy has previously commented in the press about Nick getting a hard time from the media, much like Andy did/still does re:about that world cup comment a decade ago.

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I watched the doubles last night with Kyrgios and Hewitt playing. He seemed a bit more balanced then - maybe because he had responsibility to someone else on court with him? He certainly seemed to be enjoying himself, which was nice to see. I don't read much media gossip about players, but I suppose the TV channels do choose to linger on the strops and it could well be that they pick and choose whose behaviour to show in a good/bad light.

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The draw gods have put Andy and Stan together in the first round at Eastbourne!

I dread to think what they've got planned for the first round of Wimbledon. Not Andy v Rafa, please. My nerves will be shot to pieces that far into the World Cup as it is!

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... and the winner to play Kyle! It's grim.

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Stan vs Andy...and then vs Kyle :dontknow:
Doubt the organisers will be pleased either.

Meanwhile, we also have another all GB match up if Cameron Norrie and Jay Clarke win their first round matches.

That said, as someone else pointed out to me, when Delpo was coming back this most recent time from injury he ended up with some brutal draws.

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Glad that Cilic won Queen's but pity Murray/Soares couldn't manage the doubles. Like Kontinen though, so not all bad!

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