Wimbledon Tennis 2017

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Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Samoan » 03 Jul 2017, 15:05

A few matches already played but light rain has now stopped play for the second time, where Murray was starting his title defence against unseeded 20 year old, big serving Alexander Bublik.
Andrew Castle, the commentator and former player described the groundsmen as they rush hell for leather to pull the covers over Centre Court as like "a herd of wildebeest galloping over the grass".

Nick Kyrgios is sadly already out after retiring from his first round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert with a hip injury.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby The Great Defector » 05 Jul 2017, 13:41

There's doesn't seem to be that much excitement around it this year.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby never/ever » 05 Jul 2017, 21:31

Not here down under, I'm afraid....Tomic acting like a flog claiming he 'doesn't care' after he had his ass handed to him in the first round and Kyrgios retirement didn't help....
Can't see anyone outside of the Big Four taking it out unless Wawrinka can get his mojo back.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Samoan » 05 Jul 2017, 21:35

Wawrinka went out on Monday, I'm afraid.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby never/ever » 05 Jul 2017, 21:40

He did indeed....
Not sure why he popped up in my mind.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Samoan » 05 Jul 2017, 21:45

The Great Defector wrote:There's doesn't seem to be that much excitement around it this year.

Maybe next week, eh.

Today was roasting hot, not a lick of wind and a plague of flying ants descended ..

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/05/flying-ants-distract-players-at-wimbledon

Great tennis too.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Positive Passion » 05 Jul 2017, 23:30

Good stuff

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Positive Passion » 10 Jul 2017, 20:52

Brilliant match between Muller and Nadal.

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Rayge » 11 Jul 2017, 12:10

Positive Passion wrote:Brilliant match between Muller and Nadal.


Indeed. woke up the tournament for me. Glad Muller won, too.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Jul 2017, 19:07

Brilliant stuff from Jo Konta, and the stats show how she took the match to Halep - 40 + winners to Halep's 20-odd, and around forty unforced errors to Halep's 9.

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Samoan » 12 Jul 2017, 15:36

Ohh...
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Postby Samoan » 12 Jul 2017, 15:54

Ooot.
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