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sabalenka w/drawal

johnny crunch, Monday, 1 July 2024 12:32 (two weeks ago) link

Nick Kyrgios is actually commentating on centre court

Maresn3st, Monday, 1 July 2024 12:39 (two weeks ago) link

See that Sabalenka is out

xyzzzz__, Monday, 1 July 2024 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

Osaka is the one I am looking at to have a deep run and potentially win the title. Let's see.

From the men's I know its seeding but to have Alcaraz and Sinner in the same half...

xyzzzz__, Monday, 1 July 2024 14:51 (two weeks ago) link

C'mon Rad let's finish this

Maresn3st, Monday, 1 July 2024 17:19 (two weeks ago) link

Four wins from 0-2 down already today. Kinda hoping that doesn't continue with Sinner (Hanfmann playing great suddenly) or even Paul tbh. Bublik-Mensik excellent earlier.

Raducanu got a little lucky with withdrawal of seeded r1 opponent, and that's what happened at Flushing Meadow in '21, so y'know...

Michael Jones, Monday, 1 July 2024 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

I feel bad for Murray as he seems to be looking for some sort or memorable or significant way to actually retire but it was hard to watch those Queen's games knowing he was ailing badly.

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 13:15 (two weeks ago) link

Defending champ in trouble here: Vondrousova down a set and a break. Graf in '94 last women's champ to lose first round?

(Constant "this content doesn't appear to be working" and odd framing of picture on iPlayer (it's not my connection), so sadly can't slack off quite as much as I'd like for the tennis).

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 13:38 (two weeks ago) link

I work on headphones a lot of the day and the simple joys of watching the outer court games with no commentary and leaving mics up between games for a bit of ambience is bliss.

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 13:41 (two weeks ago) link

Absolutely! Or taking the stream from a showcourt (rather than the BBC1 or BBC2 feed) and you get the changeover chatter sans commentary team, as they've cut away to something else on the main channel. Sinner rather ineffectually arguing against closing the roof yesterday... "But, I have to wait eight minutes... and then serve? Eight minutes. And then I have to serve." Give it up, mate.

Champ's gone.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

Not sure I can be bothered with Paul Jubb's inevitable defeat from match point up vs Seyboth Wild. His backhand to stay in the 3rd set breaker was out the same way that Danish striker was offside. He was coasting for two sets.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, and belated props to the most Estonian man ever, Mark Lajal, giving Alcaraz a real workout for two sets yesterday. Sometimes you can't believe #269 can hit like that, but of course they can, all the way down into the Futures.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

Also nice to see that Goffin got in as an LL, thanks to Murray. Probably doesn't entirely make up for the 2015 Davis Cup final, but still.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 14:23 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, and I see Mpetshi Perricard also snagged a LL slot; I followed a little of his Roehampton exit, where he hit 40 aces. He's hit the same number today - 76 67 76 66 vs Korda before the rain. Whither Gasquet? Just off the bottom of the reserve list, I guess.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 14:33 (two weeks ago) link

It has been bugging the utter crap out of me since yesterday, who Lajal reminds me of, my first thought was the guy from Human Traffic, 'any jungle in guy?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dS5gtfsKQY

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 14:49 (two weeks ago) link

mpetshi perricard gets thru korda, 51 aces in all; gets nishioka next who has said he doesn't like playing big servers iirc

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

Now Jubb has arrested his slide and saved five MPs himself, and broken back!

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

Tough loss that. I didn't see much of it, but Seyboth Wild at 16 36 02 15/40 really looked like throwing in the towel.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

Djoko being fit for Wimbledon is such a downer

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

draper/norrie next round ! i hadnt noticed that in the draw

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

Catching bits of outstanding play from Fognini (was 2-0 and a double-break up vs Ruud, has somehow contrived to lose third set) and A Muller (was a point from a 2-0 lead vs Medvedev). And nice to see Draper ease so comfortably into the late-night hour-longer-than-necessary the-news-is-now-on-BBC2 Henman/Murray role so quickly. Elias Ymer played some great stuff though.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

Fognini, bleach blond, gets it done eventually.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

Settling in for Osaka

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

Man she should have pushed the umpire on that double-bounce, Navarro is a sneakster

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

Raducanu looking v solid

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

Osaka looks to be on her way out

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

FAA latest player to fail to convert two-set lead and multiple MPs (around 8:45pm last night). Out to Kokkinakis. Eight recoveries from 0-2 so far.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

hubie looks like he just blew out an mcl or something

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2024 13:35 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, weird one. Straight dive at 7-7 in the tb, didn't seem like a twist, made the volley, Fils missed the forehand. Set point for 2-2, but now HH can't walk.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 4 July 2024 13:36 (two weeks ago) link

After being taped up he dived on the next point too! Goes 8-9 down, retires. Shame.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 4 July 2024 13:41 (two weeks ago) link

i cant believe he went back out there and dove for a ball the next shot lmao

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2024 13:43 (two weeks ago) link

lot of 5-set matches

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2024 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

Quiet at work so I'm awaiting Norrie/Draper then the stereo Murrays at teatime, been a decent day so far.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 4 July 2024 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

Working from home this week has been great, currently enjoying Jake Fearnley giving Djokovic a right old unexpected fright.

ailsa, Thursday, 4 July 2024 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

Helpfully finished just in time for me to turn over to Norrie/Draper.

ailsa, Thursday, 4 July 2024 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

Man, my back is hurting just watching him

Maresn3st, Thursday, 4 July 2024 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

Not seen much tennis but I am spotting Paolini dusting off her disappointment at the French Open and quietly making her way through the round

xyzzzz__, Friday, 5 July 2024 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

Q. It was a great exchange at the net at the end of the match. Are you able to share what was said between each other?
FRANCES TIAFOE: Just ultimate respect. Him just saying, It's good to see you play like that. Me just saying, I can't stand you.

— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) July 5, 2024

johnny crunch, Friday, 5 July 2024 20:48 (two weeks ago) link

wow raducanu pulls out of mixed

johnny crunch, Saturday, 6 July 2024 14:25 (one week ago) link

Not surprised, amazed she agreed to it

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 6 July 2024 19:28 (one week ago) link

Love these Russian born Kazakhs lol

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 6 July 2024 19:32 (one week ago) link

2 20 yr old frenchmen in the 4th rd —tho mpetshi perricard turns 21 in 2 days

johnny crunch, Saturday, 6 July 2024 22:11 (one week ago) link

wimbledon again with the worst highlight vids available. like 6 per day, and they're just the set points essentially. frustrating!

andrew m., Saturday, 6 July 2024 23:10 (one week ago) link

2 20 yr old frenchmen in the 4th rd —tho mpetshi perricard turns 21 in 2 days

― johnny crunch, Saturday, 6 July 2024 bookmarkflaglink

A lot of Frenchmen got through to the latter part of the week.

Of all the four grand slam owning nations they seem to produce a lot of fairly good players in numbers, though none do it at the business end of slams

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 7 July 2024 09:08 (one week ago) link

Big hole in the men's doubles draw thanks to Ben Shelton's singles progress and the weather. He and Mackenzie McDonald have been stuck at one set all in the 1st round since... Wednesday? Half of the last sixteen is already filled in. Shelton is second on court 1 today vs Sinner. His doubles resumption is "not before 4pm, court tbc". If he beats Sinner (and he might), he does at least get a couple of days off (off = poss playing non-stop doubles between showers). Ah, he's young.

Swiatek will figure out grass one day, but she had no answers yesterday. Zverev, sad to say, is the form player in the men's draw, marathon breaker notwithstanding.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 7 July 2024 11:15 (one week ago) link

Swiatek:

“My tank of really pushing myself to the limits became suddenly empty,” she admitted. “I was kind of surprised. But I know what I did wrong after Roland Garros. I didn’t really rest properly. I’m not going to make this mistake again."

But idk if its just that, she will need to get better at the net, perhaps

She did win a US open so she can do more than well outside a clay court

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 7 July 2024 11:50 (one week ago) link

really do not see shelton beating sinner

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 July 2024 13:01 (one week ago) link

Really hoping Paoloni gets through here

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 7 July 2024 13:46 (one week ago) link

she’s so spunky

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 July 2024 13:46 (one week ago) link

Me too, she's so enjoyable to watch

Maresn3st, Sunday, 7 July 2024 14:09 (one week ago) link

Haha one of the guys from Djoko’s team literally looks like he is biting his nails

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:11 (five days ago) link

4-4...so tense.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:12 (five days ago) link

this is a bit of a hole to dig himself out of all of a sudden

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:13 (five days ago) link

this game crazy

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:14 (five days ago) link

Alcaraz is just itching for that three-set win

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:15 (five days ago) link

That was extraordinary

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:15 (five days ago) link

Djoko already off his chair lol

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:16 (five days ago) link

he is done

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:16 (five days ago) link

Ripping out the bandaid

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:16 (five days ago) link

Hell yes

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:17 (five days ago) link

Sinner had already started that xp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:17 (five days ago) link

Here we go

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:18 (five days ago) link

Three mps!!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:18 (five days ago) link

Df then a return. One more

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:19 (five days ago) link

fucks sake

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:19 (five days ago) link

Damn Carlos, lets go

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:19 (five days ago) link

That was rude

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:20 (five days ago) link

Bp lol

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:21 (five days ago) link

ridiculous

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:21 (five days ago) link

Bollocks

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:22 (five days ago) link

What

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:22 (five days ago) link

Fuck

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:22 (five days ago) link

Never seen that

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:22 (five days ago) link

Whoever called that out needs to get thrown out of the stadium

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:22 (five days ago) link

Alcaraz has now to serve to stay in the set

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:25 (five days ago) link

Seriously he has three mps..fuck sake

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:25 (five days ago) link

What a dig at the net there. Tb.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:28 (five days ago) link

Man should've won that 1st point

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:30 (five days ago) link

Fuck..3-3

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:34 (five days ago) link

a cm here or there..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:34 (five days ago) link

Alcaraz: “Vaaamosss”

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:34 (five days ago) link

Just incredible rally

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:35 (five days ago) link

Alcaraz has the advantage again

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:36 (five days ago) link

Drop shot!! 3 mps

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:37 (five days ago) link

Come onnnnn

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:38 (five days ago) link

Sorry two

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:38 (five days ago) link

YESSSSSS

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:38 (five days ago) link

Yes!!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:39 (five days ago) link

First round to Spain.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:39 (five days ago) link

I really didn’t need that last 20min, good grief. Thank goodness.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:40 (five days ago) link

Well-deserved win!

Punster McPunisher, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:40 (five days ago) link

Even if I wasn't in the tank for Alcaraz I'd still be tense, what a game tho

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:41 (five days ago) link

BBC so hilariously wanted Djokovic to win

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:42 (five days ago) link

That ruled

Methuselah/Van Winkle ‘24 (DJP), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:42 (five days ago) link

xp Kyrgios and Djokovic are friends. Its terrible

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:43 (five days ago) link

I think this is the score by which ND beat Anderson six years ago, day of the WCf, to kick start the second dozen of his Slam haul. Hopefully this draws a line under all that.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:43 (five days ago) link

Djokovic was made to look ordinary and hopefully between Alcaraz and Sinner Djoko won't win another of these xp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:44 (five days ago) link

Whooee, Alcaraz is so good. That was brutal, and I actually kinda liked that he got the yips on the one game, shows he's human. Barely. Some of his shots were Federer-level geometry.

Blitz Primary (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:46 (five days ago) link

Sketchy adjective but nm

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:48 (five days ago) link

'Hot' I mean lol

Maresn3st, Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:48 (five days ago) link


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