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draws out, last day of qualifying today

murray v tsitsy rd 1, fwiw

novak going for calendar grand slam

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_Singles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Women%27s_Singles

johnny crunch, Friday, 27 August 2021 15:12 (four months ago) link

US Open won't require masks or proof of COVID vaccine for spectators https://t.co/Pn0xGx2YPO pic.twitter.com/fa2gTmYXAs

— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) August 26, 2021

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 27 August 2021 15:16 (four months ago) link

giorgi/halep is p high quality for rd 1; giorgi just saved a few match pts

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 16:38 (four months ago) link

murray is up 2 sets to 1 on tsitsy rn

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 21:49 (four months ago) link

unbelievably, he actually could have won this match in straights he had some set point chances during the 2nd set tiebreak

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 21:50 (four months ago) link

even if he loses, this is a great performance for murrays legacy

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 22:39 (four months ago) link

stef is playing *good* now

murray has chirped this whole set abt stef's long bathroom break btwn sets

johnny crunch, Monday, 30 August 2021 23:23 (four months ago) link

i havent done the math but there have seemingly been A LOT of first round five-setters already

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:31 (four months ago) link

I just watched the end of Seppi-Fuscovics - 15-13 5th set t/b. There was something like a 36-stroke rally in the midst of it too.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:53 (four months ago) link

is holger rune up to give novak a match? hes down a set but up 3-0 in the second

he had to qualify and prior to coming stateside he won back to back clay challengers

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 23:57 (four months ago) link

wow, rune

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:36 (four months ago) link

one set all. this kid is just 18 years old

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:44 (four months ago) link

hes playing well

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 00:44 (four months ago) link

too bad to cramp like that tho honestly rune wouldve maybe got 2-3 more games the last two sets if at full health

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:40 (four months ago) link

for sure. i've always been generally lukewarm on djokovic but i definitely admire how he handled this game

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:42 (four months ago) link

the ny crowd in general is not going to be rooting for him to complete the grand slam imo & i don't blame them @ all

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 01:56 (four months ago) link

feel like i remember a thing 15 years ago where novak playfully imitated several players' serving routines and was spot-on -- and it didn't seem mean (at the time, at least)

but now . . . i mean he's impressive as hell, but also fuck that guy irreparably

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 02:52 (four months ago) link

13 u.s. men into the 2nd round, most since '94 they said. and not one of them named isner. woohoo!

andrew m., Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:52 (four months ago) link

our long national nightmare is over

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 21:13 (four months ago) link

tiafoe after his win today was asked his thoughts abt his next match vs rublev and said “im coming for him” ~ that should be a fun matchup

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 22:14 (four months ago) link

https://photo-assets.usopen.org/images/pics/large/f_20210901_USO_Day3_AO2_6452.jpg

Botic Van de Zandschulp eyes the ball in his second-round win.

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 23:58 (four months ago) link

roof closed on louis armstrong diego/kevin anderson match and there is still a rain delay due to wind-blown rain

johnny crunch, Thursday, 2 September 2021 00:17 (four months ago) link

great 3rd set btwn anisimova/plishkova

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:32 (four months ago) link

plish had 11 aces & 17 winners in the 3rd set and its still going to tiebreak

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:36 (four months ago) link

this match is amazing

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:44 (four months ago) link

not shocked that alcaraz has stef in a 5th set rn, carlos looked ready honestly for this type of effort

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 September 2021 22:36 (four months ago) link

now laylah fernandez takes out osaka, cant say i saw that coming lol

crazy/terrific 1st 3 rounds of this tournament

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 September 2021 02:18 (four months ago) link

good set

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 September 2021 04:56 (four months ago) link

Extraordinary first Friday. One of Gojowczyk/FAA/Tiafoe/Alcaraz will be a semifinalist. Evans will likely go no further but that was a clutch t/b.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 4 September 2021 09:01 (four months ago) link

so many 5 setters, most recently brooksby from 2-1 down takes out karatsev & into the 4th round to meet novak

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:28 (four months ago) link

I played 2 very long sets today and the idea of playing 5 sets at this level is just insane

k3vin k., Sunday, 5 September 2021 00:40 (four months ago) link

barty upset by shelby rogers

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:26 (four months ago) link

that was super fun

call all destroyer, Sunday, 5 September 2021 01:31 (four months ago) link

sack jock amirite

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 September 2021 03:38 (four months ago) link

left the house with barty up 5-2 in the third, didn't even occur to me that rogers might have come back

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 September 2021 03:39 (four months ago) link

On Saturday afternoon, Sloane Stephens detailed the horrific racist abuse, sexist abuse and threats she received on social media, likely from bettors, after her tight loss to the former world No 1 Angelique Kerber on Friday. Stephens said she received over two thousand messages of abuse and she posted screenshots of the threats she received.

“This type of hate is so exhausting and never ending,” she said. “This isn’t talked about enough, but it really freaking sucks. I’m happy to have people in my corner who support me. I’m choosing positive vibes over negative ones. I choose to show you guys happiness on here, but it’s not always smiles and roses.”

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 5 September 2021 08:18 (four months ago) link

leylah fernandez played a great match

symsymsym, Sunday, 5 September 2021 22:34 (four months ago) link

tiafoe/faa is going to have so many fun rallies/highlights

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 September 2021 23:52 (four months ago) link

tiafoe is an inspiration to “world class perspirers” everywhere

k3vin k., Monday, 6 September 2021 00:23 (four months ago) link

this is not a great match

k3vin k., Monday, 6 September 2021 00:57 (four months ago) link

agree didnt live up to what i hoped itd be

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 03:38 (four months ago) link

only saw this highlight today

Lloyd Glasspool here with the shot of the tournament perhaps. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/xi2cdITnV6

— Lee S (@underarm_ace) September 2, 2021

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 22:32 (four months ago) link

i did not know you could do that

mookieproof, Monday, 6 September 2021 23:20 (four months ago) link

brooksby 6-1, ok

johnny crunch, Monday, 6 September 2021 23:47 (four months ago) link

i like sakkari

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 05:24 (four months ago) link

Glasspool: I guess that's the only legitimate way to win that point? ITF Rule 25b: as long as you don't touch the net or step on your opponent's court, you can play a ball that's bounced on your side and is now about to bounce a second time on your opponent's side, including reaching over the net or, in this case, running around the net post. You obv can't intercept a ball that has yet to bounce or clear the plane of the net.

Sakkari-Andreescu was about 2:15am, same as Tiafoe-Rublev? There have some really extraordinary battles in this event, it would be a shame if the men's singles just went the same way as always. Bottom-half champ, please. People over here getting justifiably excited about Raducanu, but Bencic will be the first top-30 player she's ever played, even though this is her 12th Slam match of the summer (main draw + q). She got a bit lucky with Jenn Brady's withdrawal in R1 (playing a lucky loser instead). She's definitely future elite-level, this summer has just accelerated that. (Just hope she's ok with all the attention).

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 10:54 (four months ago) link

Raducanu about to serve for the 1st set against Bencic

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:48 (four months ago) link

Got it. No problem

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:50 (four months ago) link

the kids are all right

a gentle push against my Wonder Bread face (DJP), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:57 (four months ago) link

raducanu cool as a cucumber out there.

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 September 2021 18:42 (four months ago) link

Djoko being imprisoned in an Aussie jail would be best, yes.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

prison abolitionism*

*except for the djoker

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

Lol federal government and state government both trying to stick each other in it meanwhile Djokovic languishes in a room in the airport

danzig, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 17:07 (two weeks ago) link

prison abolitionism*

*except for the djoker

― class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 bookmarkflaglink

That's right

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

As Novak Djokovic's detention at Melbourne Airport extends beyond six hours, his father Srdan tells media, via @sunriseon7: 'They are holding my son captive. If they don't release him in the next half an hour, we will fight them on the street.'

— Oliver Brown (@oliverbrown_tel) January 5, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

end police brutality*

*except for the djokovic family

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

He’s being deported

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

Breaking: Novak Djokovic's visa has been cancelled. He's been told to leave the country today, two sources confirmed to @theage. His Lawyers are in the process of appealing. He's not demonstrated to Border Force sufficient evidence for his exemption https://t.co/TM5BF0Gu80

— Paul Sakkal (@paulsakkal) January 5, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

poochie had to go back to his home planet

class project pat (m bison), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

wow / lol @ all this

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:36 (two weeks ago) link

wowwww

auld gang syne (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:45 (two weeks ago) link

hahahahaha this has cheered me no end.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:23 (two weeks ago) link

On Djokovic, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has released a statement:

"I told our Novak that the whole of Serbia is with him and that our bodies are doing everything to see that the harassment of the world's best tennis player is brought to an end immediately."

— Maria Flannery (@mariaflan) January 5, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

yikes better hope austria doesn't get involved

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

This is the best early birthday present I could have imagined

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 23:45 (two weeks ago) link

This is the best early birthday present I could have imagined

You and me both. :D

I just woke up and my twitter TL is a mess lol

Roz, Thursday, 6 January 2022 00:56 (two weeks ago) link

Novak’s dad Srdjan to Serbian outlets: “Tonight they can throw him in a dungeon, tomorrow they can put him in chains. The truth is he is like water and water paves its own path. Novak is the Spartacus of the new world which won’t tolerate injustice, colonialism and hypocrisy.”

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 January 2022 05:19 (two weeks ago) link

trenchant social commentary

symsymsym, Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:10 (two weeks ago) link

Rafael Nadal's full answer today on Djokovic's situation.

"From my point of view, the only thing that I can say is I believe in what the people who knows about medicine says, and if the people says that we need to get vaccinated, we need to get the vaccine." pic.twitter.com/n9nIjDhcfC

— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) January 6, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 January 2022 09:28 (two weeks ago) link

Proud to be an Australian

hrep (H.P), Thursday, 6 January 2022 10:58 (two weeks ago) link

#BREAKING Australia will not immediately deport tennis world number one Novak Djokovic, a government lawyer tells a court hearing Thursday. The star remains in immigration detention pic.twitter.com/Zf70ZUwTVJ

— AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 6, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 January 2022 11:17 (two weeks ago) link

We’ve got Djokovic supporters on the left and refugee advocates on the right.
One Djokovic supporter just said to me “I feel so ignorant. I came here for him, and find out they’ve been locked up nine years. It’s so wrong.” pic.twitter.com/elBDkJAZEl

— Cait Kelly (@cait__kelly) January 6, 2022

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 6 January 2022 11:26 (two weeks ago) link

I know this account does a lot of fake humour but...surely not

Gotta make sure that anyone who hasn’t read the Novak Djokovic bread story reads the Novak Djokovic bread story pic.twitter.com/gTVat8rpf8

— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) January 6, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 January 2022 12:05 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, that's a famous story.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 6 January 2022 12:15 (two weeks ago) link

lol it’s not even the wackiest thing he believes in: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/05/novak-djokovic-psuedoscience-babble

Roz, Thursday, 6 January 2022 12:30 (two weeks ago) link

20 grand slam titles, so who's to say etc.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 January 2022 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

Friday's Metro: "Prisoner cell Djok H" #BBCPapers #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/7FuHsAa3Vz pic.twitter.com/TAxSZZYhBS

— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 6, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 6 January 2022 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

Lol

In Belgrade with the Djokovic family. Waiting for the result of the visa hearing, watch this space. 🇷🇸 pic.twitter.com/S8dACn9U3z

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 9, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 9 January 2022 21:02 (one week ago) link

:D

Please record the awkward moment when you tell them you’ve spent most of your career campaigning to have people from Eastern Europe deported.😉 https://t.co/rfFn1hdXlu

— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) January 9, 2022

Roz, Monday, 10 January 2022 00:23 (one week ago) link

get his ass, andy

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 10 January 2022 01:09 (one week ago) link

Hopefully he won't compete. Jail would've been good but I'll take that.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 10 January 2022 09:43 (one week ago) link

sadly, he will definitely compete and will probably win the tournament again - Djokovic relishes being the villain more than anything else (my totally unscientific analysis: he didn't get the Golden Slam last year because he was getting too much positive attention at the Olympics lol).

Roz, Monday, 10 January 2022 11:11 (one week ago) link

otm

johnny crunch, Monday, 10 January 2022 13:06 (one week ago) link

I don't like him either but I was glad to see this result today. Fuck the Australian government

groovemaaan, Monday, 10 January 2022 13:22 (one week ago) link

Hmm, this is a different level of antipathy though. Unless this all settles down and is somehow magically clarified in the next seven days, he walks out to defend his title to a pocket of flag-waving fans and several thousand ppl booing him (whether that's justified or not, on the facts of the case). There's almost a safety issue here now.

Michael Jones, Monday, 10 January 2022 13:29 (one week ago) link

So wait, is the 21 he's going for the number of Slam titles or the number of times he can catch Covid?

castanuts (DJP), Monday, 10 January 2022 13:52 (one week ago) link

This is amazing

Lol pic.twitter.com/JqlKnap2p1

— Lucky Lance (@theluckylance) January 11, 2022

hrep (H.P), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 22:23 (one week ago) link

Novak Djoković claims to have been tested positiv for Covid on the 16th of December.
However the timestamp for the digital version of his positiv test indicates the result may actually be from the 26th of December.
Our reporting @derspiegel in german https://t.co/NnvY0vc09G

— Max Hoppenstedt (@m_hoppenstedt) January 11, 2022

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 22:32 (one week ago) link

aand here we go again

Breaking: Novak Djokovic's visa has been cancelled for a second time by the Australian government

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke: "[Cancelled] on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so."

Appeal v likelyhttps://t.co/N6Ryn9nBsM

— Paul Sakkal (@paulsakkal) January 14, 2022

Roz, Friday, 14 January 2022 07:44 (one week ago) link

Never thought I'd say this but Australia...thank you...

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 January 2022 07:46 (one week ago) link

it's not over. Though at this point, it really is best for him to call it a day instead of risking the three-year ban.

Djokovic's lawyers are still considering their legal options

They were served documents at 6.03pm, after Hawke's decision

If they appeal, they want a streamlined trial with condensed time for written submissions and verbal evidence

They want trial completed by Sunday @theage https://t.co/Q8IUDnMhLG

— Paul Sakkal (@paulsakkal) January 14, 2022

Roz, Friday, 14 January 2022 07:57 (one week ago) link

What a fucking loser.

The simple facts of Novak Case. Visa approved by Australia. Australian Judge upheld visa in court of law.Government want him out.If Novak's visa was not approved,he would never have been allowed to board flight to Australia.Explain why he received a visa then?This is not right!

— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) January 14, 2022

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 January 2022 16:57 (one week ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 January 2022 07:24 (five days ago) link

Really, really happy at his humiliation. Hopefully it will be a four year ban.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 January 2022 08:55 (five days ago) link

I thought he would've been denied visa and never boarded a flight to Australia. This farce was just beyond anything I'd imagine. So good!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 16 January 2022 09:00 (five days ago) link

yeah, I knew he was kind of a dick but not quarantining when he knew he had covid is next level.

braised cod, Sunday, 16 January 2022 09:22 (five days ago) link

at what world crisis will nigel farage appear next

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 January 2022 09:39 (five days ago) link

Oh dear. I’ve had a quick look at this company. “Biotech” might be a stretch. Strap in... https://t.co/Z8qzdQxP53

— Dr Darren Saunders (@whereisdaz) January 19, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 20 January 2022 23:27 (yesterday) link


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