Wimbledon Tennis 2018

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Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 03 Jul 2018, 13:57

This year, Murray will not be competing due to injury and Sharapova is back having served her drugs time out. She'll be playing today in a few hours on Centre Court.



John McEnroe who is commentating has just called himself an "old fart".

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby jimboo » 03 Jul 2018, 20:06

It's the biggest none event of the year for me.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby trans-chigley express » 05 Jul 2018, 14:13

I’ve been watching the tennis while the football is on hold till Friday. Still a bit too early in the tournament for any epic matches.

It’s difficult to see beyond Federer but Nadal is in superb form.

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 07 Jul 2018, 19:35

I really enjoyed watching the playing of Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan with her own particular style -

" Hsieh has a very different style of play, compared to most of the other players. She hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting very flat.
Her unorthodox way of playing creates many big angles in her game and makes her shots unpredictable."


She's just defeated top seed Simona Halep which was quite a turn-up for the books in a long, arduous, 32*c, exhilarating match with an abundance of long exciting rallies. More of this sort of Women's tennis please.

I can't wait to see who her opponent will be next week.

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 11 Jul 2018, 17:28

Federer out.

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Congratulations for a magnificent performance to the 6 foot 8 inch Anderson.

The Federer Kool-Aid cult kids all over the court relentlessly squealed loudly with delight and resoundingly applauded whenever Andersen lost a point so bye bye to them and to Roger too for his graceless and sullen, cleanly showered exit interview.
Why didn't he just go straight home ?
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Jul 2018, 19:56

Epic match between Anderson and Federer.

Sad to see Nishikori out. I always want him to do well but always comes up short against the best. Some entertaining rallies though. Djokovic getting back to his best

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Jul 2018, 13:30

Anderson vs Isner -6ft 8” vs 6ft 10” . The court looks so small

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 13 Jul 2018, 19:28

6 Hours and 22 minutes...

Isner apparently wanted Trump to attend today, when he knew he'd be playing in today's semi final.

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Postby never/ever » 13 Jul 2018, 21:56

A curfew is going to break up this most excellent game between Djokovic and Nadal?
Britain, Britain, Britain.....
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby trans-chigley express » 14 Jul 2018, 08:51

Samoan wrote:6 Hours and 22 minutes...

Isner apparently wanted Trump to attend today, when he knew he'd be playing in today's semi final.

Unbelievable match. I don’t know why the final set can’t be decided with a tie break, it seems crazy to have matches go on for so long

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Postby trans-chigley express » 14 Jul 2018, 08:52

never/ever wrote:A curfew is going to break up this most excellent game between Djokovic and Nadal?
Britain, Britain, Britain.....

Can’t upset the locals with a bit of crowd noise once every year :roll:

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby never/ever » 14 Jul 2018, 08:59

Apparently so.
I've stayed well up past midnight to follow some matches at the Australian Open. Would have happily done so for this cracking match too.

Certainly hope not that in the wake of the fifth set between Anderson and Isner the decision will be made for a fifth set tie-break. Feels quite a bit like a football World Cup-penalty shootout to me.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 14 Jul 2018, 10:03

I think it may also be about public transport Home for the audience and staff as much as the neighbours.

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Postby never/ever » 14 Jul 2018, 10:24

God forbid what would happen if England would have won the World Cup.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Samoan » 14 Jul 2018, 10:28

Meltdown!

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Jul 2018, 16:13

Amazing battle between Djokovic & Nadal - 140+ winners between them.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby joklend » 14 Jul 2018, 17:16

Wimbledon, where the crowd gives the umpire a racous round of applause after he told them to keep quiet.

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby never/ever » 14 Jul 2018, 23:40

As so often, the semifinals just feel like finals. Terrific matches, great entertainment.
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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby trans-chigley express » 16 Jul 2018, 01:03

Well the final was a huge anti-climax after those incredible semis

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Re: Wimbledon Tennis 2018

Postby never/ever » 16 Jul 2018, 10:01

Yeah. In a way I can understand Anderson being against those extended fifth sets because he was like a shadow of his former self.
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