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SYDNEY, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Former Australian tennis professional Scott Draper won his first golf tournament on Sunday with victory in the New South Wales PGA Championship.

Draper shot a final round of seven-under-par 65 to finish with a four-round total of 20-under-par 268 and one shot clear of Andrew Bonhomme and Aaron Townsend.

Draper, 32, is among a rare group of sportsmen to succeed in two professional sports.

He won the Wimbledon junior doubles title before taking up tennis professionally in 1993.

He reached a career high of 42 in singles, but retired from tennis in 2005, shortly after winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title, to pursue a new career as a professional golfer.

Draper made a brief return to tennis when he agreed to coach Lleyton Hewitt at last month's Australian Open but turned down the chance of a longer term coaching job to continue with his own golfing career.

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Sunday, 11 February 2007 11:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sybille Bammer just won a tournament! That's got to be worth millions to the ILX tennis punsters association.

(Hingis won one too, but I'm not sure how much hilarity we're ever going to get out of her)

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Sunday, 11 February 2007 12:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

This was a good idea that never took off! Thus, revive.

Offseason now, so gossip rubbish instead: Dumped by Hingis, Radek Stepanek is apparently marrying Nicole Vaidisova!

http://im.sport.cz/363/93634-article-pz54g.jpg http://sportsposterwarehouse.com/warehouse/vaidisova05ps-1.jpg

cake!

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love the fact that one of the 10 ugliest sportsmen i've seen in the past 3 years is so unbelievably fortunate in matters of the heart, gives us all hope innit

Just got offed, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like to think he's a real nice dude, but of course I've no idea.

Microscandal dept: Starace (best tennis name beside Smashnova) & Bracciali are suspended for a short while for betting insignificant amounts on matches not their own.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mardy Fish a strong candidate for best name IMO

Just got offed, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Fed vs Sampras at MSG, 3/10/08

gabbneb, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 06:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

1st titles of 2008, for reference:

WTA Gold Coast: LI Na d. Victoria AZARENKA 4-6 6-3 6-4
WTA Auckland: Lindsay DAVENPORT d. Aravane REZAÏ 6-2 6-2

ATP Doha: Andy MURRAY d. Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 4-6 6-2
ATP Adelaide: Michaël LLODRA d. Jarkko NIEMINEN 6-3 6-4
ATP Chennai: Mikhail YOUZHNY d. Rafael NADAL 6-0 6-1

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

go davenport!!

Surmounter, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 16:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Week 2/2008, with all eyes on the AO anyway:

WTA Sydney: Justine HENIN d. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA 4-6 6-2 6-4
WTA Hobart: Eleni DANIILIDOU walk-over vs Vera ZVONAREVA

ATP Sydney: Dmitry TURSUNOV d. Chris GUCCIONE 7-6(3) 7-6(4)
ATP Auckland: Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER d. Juan Carlos FERRERO 7-6(4) 7-5

anatol_merklich, Monday, 14 January 2008 07:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Watching Sharapova vs Obziler in the Israel-Russia Fed Cup tie now, and wow is the crowd noisy! Rapturous cheering on every serve fault by Maria, tauntingly SCREAMING along with her on every shot etc. Umpire totally unable to silence them haha!

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 2 February 2008 12:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

fuck what channel? we need to sign up for the tennis channle, i can't be missing stuff like this

Surmounter, Sunday, 3 February 2008 02:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

I just go to myp2p.eu and check whether anything is available ("Live Sports" tab -> "Tennis" button). Note: playing stuff may in general entail installing various Chinese tv apps (sopcast, tvants, uusee...). That particular tie, however, is on some Israeli sports station showing through Windows Media Player or I guess any other .wmv-showing app.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 3 February 2008 10:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

How useful it is if you're not using Windows I've no idea. Also, quality unsurprisingly varies wildly; this Israeli broadcast is pretty decent.

Pe'er was double-breadsticked by the Shazbot right now, making it 2-1 to Russia. Elsewhere, France vs China will be decided by the doubles.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 3 February 2008 10:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Murray knocks out Federer in the first round of the Dubai tournament.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7274636.stm

nice one you unpatriotic little shit.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 17:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

he was wearing a saltire cap when he was playing, which doesn't seem desperately unpatriotic to me.

ailsa, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Federer was too busy not thinking about yesterday

Matt, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was only referring to his disinclination to play davis cup.
and i was kidding about that anyway - i care no more about it than he does.

still, 'unpatriotic' was probably a poor choice of word. well done young man!

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

It was more the "little shit" that you coupled it with, to be fair.

Anyway, yes, two out of three won against Federer now.

ailsa, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

God knows why he'd want to play the Davis Cup. Who else is going to be on the team? I wouldn't want to be winning matches and carrying a team full of useless people in a tournament that has long since lost its cachet and relevance except in the eyes of really, really old tennis commentators.

edwardo, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

x-post take umbrage wherever you like it was all meant in jest, apart from the congratulatory bit. internet does not do deadpan.

But I genuinely like Murray. I also agree with the above post. I can't be arsed to even watch Davis Cup so I can't blame him if he's rather not play in it.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Andy Murray wins something

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 3 August 2008 21:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

He has won about 4-5 career titles before...but yes, its his biggest win

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 3 August 2008 21:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is his third title of 2008 alone. by far the biggest though! wish i could've seen it, sounds like a fantastic match, and it's good to see him encroaching on THE TRIVALRY even if i do like nole more (lol the way fed's playing, nadal/djokovic/murray is the real trivalry).

on the WTA, dinara safina has won two big titles in a row! she is the only woman out there who is stepping up to fill the void at the top. jankovic is going to be world no 1 next week, that is embarrassing. the WTA is probably in the worst shape i've ever witnessed.

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 August 2008 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

also i didn't know this thread existed!

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 August 2008 22:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh I know he's won stuff before but not a big tourney. It was a good match. He looks so much fitter and stronger than he was a year or 2 ago.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 3 August 2008 23:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nadal will be #1 on 18/8. Can't quite believe Fed's slump post-SW19; loss to Simon, near-loss to Ginepri, loss to Karlovic. Thought he might have at least made a fight of the #1 ranking (his form was fine for 18 of 19 matches in Paris, Halle and London); I had this romantic notion of the baton being passed as Fed beat Nadal at Flushing Meadow (Nadal's points surge taking him past the repeating champ despite the loss). Fed will be lucky to get out of the sixteens in NYC. Does Beijing have any ranking points?

Michael Jones, Monday, 4 August 2008 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, it does. i think a few less than a masters event for the dudes, a few more than a tier ii for the chicas.

GOD that feels ridiculous looking at it! thinking about how much the olympics mean to, like, track&fielders and rowers and the like, and in tennis it's like...a TIER II.

anyway in other news, THIS is the 15-year-old saviour of the WTA who in the past month has taken sets from both serena and sweta, michelle larcher de brito: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kxaLo1riGo&feature=related

she makes sharapova sound like a trappist. seriously i can't believe she hasn't been asked to stop that bullshit yet, or like MURDERED ON COURT by a deafened opponent. that's not a grunt, that's a scream with a sustain pedal on. i'm not sure i'm going to be able to actually watch any of her matches.

oh and in other news silliams has pissed on her phone at the beach: http://serenawilliams.com/home/
sometimes you just long for the days before celebrities discovered how to work the internet themselves :(

(also note "enuf boring stuff" LIKE TENNIS)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

you know, i used to watch all the nonslams cuz my stepdad taped them. then i didn't speak to him anymore. i wish i knew when they were on -- i think i'm gonna have to get on top of that!

Surmounter, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

they're on every week! televised or not is another qn

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

exactly, that's the thing.

Surmounter, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Blake was asked about the partisan crowd before today's final and reminded everyone he's half English :)

BBC giving it "Blake is just happy to be here" bollocks - dude isn't here to make the numbers up. I think I'll be pro-Blake today, as he does things like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYE8gper9VM

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 13:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well done Andy!

ailsa, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Bit of a dull game lit up by a few stunning forehands. Shoddy line calls all day, none of which helped Blake. Well done to Murray on being the first Brit in yonks to win Queen's, which I'm sure won't lead to even more Wimbledon hype.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I predict Murray will cave under the pressure and be out by round 3.

ailsa, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

he doesn't seem to be the sort to cave under pressure. but a friendly first-week draw would certainly be nice...

didn't watch the Queen's, but watched the Edgbaston SFs (Li d. Sharapova and Rybarikova d. Mirza) and a bit of the final today - Magdalena Rybarikova is a real discovery, such a classic grass-court game! Slices and volleys and good serving! she looks weirdly like Samantha Morton, too. i remember seeing a photo of her from her junior days when she lost some random final - she was posing w/the trophy and seriously looked like she was about to go bowling for columbine. so it was lucky for Edgbaston that she won today!

Haas beat Djokovic in the Halle final this week too.

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

in other news, larcher de screamo gets a wildcard to wimbledon. FUN.

Roz, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

The weird transatlantification of Murray's pan loaf accent has meant I can't actually hear what he's saying - it's just a series of droning noises that makes my ears stop working.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

pan loaf accent

is that how you talk with your mouth full of bread?

Beth Parker, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_loaf

It was once more expensive and regarded as more fashionable than the then more common plain loaf. Hence, to speak with a pan loafy voice is to speak in a posh or affected manner.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

How on earth does Murray speak with an affected accent?! He just mumbles.

I found that picture of Rybarikova looking like she's ready to go bowling for Columbine after losing the Wimbledon juniors final!

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6027/wozrybwimb2006juniortrophies6a.jpg

Fortunately today was more to her liking.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/2d/fullj.78eac332e51971240cfb28c1cb4cf0ab/78eac332e51971240cfb28c1cb4cf0ab-getty-tennis-gbr-wta-aegon_classic.jpg

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Haas beat Djokovic in the Halle final this week too.

!!! interesting result for sure. fed dropped out?

Lamp, Sunday, 14 June 2009 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah...Djokovic was lucky to be in the final at all, he had to come back from 5-7, 2-5 down and save 5 match points against Florent Serra (!) in the 2nd round.

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 17:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

waht

French tennis player banned for betting found dead

Natural causes apparently.

RIP Mathieu

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 15:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Fuckin' hell. (Though my initial shock was because I thought you meant Paul-Henri Mathieu...)

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 16:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh right, sorry! To avoid confusion to others: it's Mathieu Montcourt.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 16:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Lex's favourite choker, Richard Gasquet avoids getting suspended after testing positive for coke.

The full findings are here (pdf): pretty lol-worthy just for the kissing descriptions and finding out that he was allegedly "contaminated" at a Bob Sinclar event.

Roz, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

hingis should've found a french waiter of her own to blame. or maybe just one of the 9494439 atp players she'd slept with.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

her ban ends in january right? think she'll come back?

Roz, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

wtf federer?! 5-2 up in the final set, somehow fails to serve it out twice and then DFs on match point in the tie-break to give Tsonga the win.

all credit to Jo-W for stepping it up right at the end, but still... that was some breakdown.

Roz, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

tenth deuce !

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 02:16 (six months ago) Permalink

this set is insane

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 02:28 (six months ago) Permalink

there have already been a shit-ton of sick matches on the mens side rogers cup

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 02:30 (six months ago) Permalink

shap is so impressive rn

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 02:53 (six months ago) Permalink

what a fucking match

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 03:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Amazing result. Certainly a step up from trying to decapitate Davis Cup umpires. I was kind of shocked he beat Del Potro - figured he was at least another 12 months away from that sort of performance.

A L16 Nadal exit - along with a deep Fed run - was kind of what I was hoping for here, to set up Cincinnati next week as a straight shootout for #1. Better if Murray was still in the mix too, of course. He'll likely be #3 by Aug 21. Still, he gets to edge ahead of Nastase in the all-time list by being spared the drop this week.

Michael Jones, Friday, 11 August 2017 08:49 (six months ago) Permalink

he answered every time it looked like rafa had him in trouble, his composure was almost more impressive than his shots it was truly crazy

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 August 2017 11:35 (six months ago) Permalink

semis now

johnny crunch, Saturday, 12 August 2017 01:12 (six months ago) Permalink

Evidently Azarenka had to withdraw from the US Open because of a child custody lawsuit with her ex.

jon_oh, Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:54 (six months ago) Permalink

yikes fed

johnny crunch, Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:11 (six months ago) Permalink

He doesn't seem to have withdrawn from Cincinnati yet, which was the suggestion after that Zverev defeat. Just aches rather than an injury?

Meanwhile, Lu Yen-hsun has won his *29th* career Challenger. That must be some sort of record? To be that good on the second tier tour, but only have a 42% W/L record on the main tour (forever a hero for downing Roddick on the second Monday at Wimb '10, mind) - kinda of a singular achievement.

Michael Jones, Monday, 14 August 2017 11:38 (six months ago) Permalink

long week, too many coldplay concerts, hopefully hes ok

johnny crunch, Monday, 14 August 2017 11:45 (six months ago) Permalink

i figured theyd re-seed, cant be too often that a lucky loser gets a bye (tipsy @ cincy replacing kei)

johnny crunch, Monday, 14 August 2017 11:51 (six months ago) Permalink

fed out of cincy now

johnny crunch, Monday, 14 August 2017 15:59 (six months ago) Permalink

meaning another LL w a bye -- tom fabbiano

johnny crunch, Monday, 14 August 2017 16:01 (six months ago) Permalink

monfils w/draw also

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:04 (six months ago) Permalink

tiafoe just knocked out a spent sasha zverev

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:18 (six months ago) Permalink

watching flipkens in the quarters @ new haven, shes dwn a set to gavrilova altho could be worse, last yr here i saw her lose in quallies to kayla day

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 August 2017 18:07 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Laver Cup teams o_o

Team Europe (Borg)

Player

Rank*

Spain Rafael Nadal 1
Switzerland Roger Federer 2
Germany Alexander Zverev 4
Croatia Marin Čilić 5
Austria Dominic Thiem 7
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 19

Team World (McEnroe)

Player

Rank*

United States Sam Querrey 16
United States John Isner 17
Australia Nick Kyrgios 20
United States Jack Sock 21
Canada Denis Shapovalov 51
United States Frances Tiafoe 72

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:01 (five months ago) Permalink

lol

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Seeing as this is supposed to be the Ryder Cup of tennis, perhaps some Ol' Team Spirit will enable World to prevail, seeing as Europe kept beating USA in the golf with ostensibly inferior players. Strokeplay is not like matchplay, mind, whereas this is still regular tennis scoring.

Weird format though. Matches are worth progressively more over the three days. Europe could win the first eight rubbers, but lose Sunday's four, and it would go to a doubles single-set play-off.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:55 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm admittedly excited to see if Federer and Nadal will play doubles, which is the first time I've been excited about anything to do with Fedal in years.

Roz, Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:38 (five months ago) Permalink

This Nadal/Berdych doubles pairing will be interesting, pretty sure they used to hate each other.

Anyone else watching this? Loving the team reactions tbh, a bit like watching Davis Cup but with players you don't normally expect to interact with each other.

Roz, Friday, 22 September 2017 19:53 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm admittedly excited to see if Federer and Nadal will play doubles, which is the first time I've been excited about anything to do with Fedal in years.

I take this back btw, all the Fedal shipping posts/gifs on tennis Twitter are getting on my nerves.

Roz, Friday, 22 September 2017 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

its reasonably fun..world really needs this pt as w/e singles matchup they structure tmorrow arent v favorable

johnny crunch, Friday, 22 September 2017 21:33 (five months ago) Permalink

berdych is p decent @ the net

johnny crunch, Friday, 22 September 2017 21:34 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is what it looks like when a mortal swiss player (chiudinelli) fights off retirement

johnny crunch, Monday, 23 October 2017 21:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Fed withdraws from Paris, which was always on the cards, but it means the race for #1 is essentially over. Unless Rafa gets a season-ending injury in round one.

Bit of a shame, as, with the return of Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka and Nishikori next year (plus the likely Slam-level breakthrough of Zverev et al), I can't see Fed defending all those early-2017 points. So this was likely his last shot at #1. But I think I said that in 2012. He could potentially end the year with just four defeats, eight titles and a six-win streak over Nadal and still be only #2. Can't quite recall how the old pre-1990 rankings used to work (specifically the minimum tournament divisor), but I'm pretty sure he'd have #1 in that system.

Michael Jones, Monday, 30 October 2017 11:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I've come round to the idea that year-end #1 for Nadal at 31 is the greater achievement anyway (I'm sure you are all relieved, it's been a journey). He's played the full mandatory schedule, risking injury and fatigue, not just cherry-picking like Fed. Fed's only regret at this point is probably not that he skipped the clay-court season but that he played slightly *too much*. Pulling out of the Montreal final (or Montreal altogether) and he might have made the final at Flushing Meadow. I wonder if he'll refine this into his 40s, so he basically just sits out 48 weeks, takes wildcards at Halle, Wimbledon and Basel, and wins them all.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:59 (three months ago) Permalink

https://deadspin.com/look-at-god-1819922487

k3vin k., Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

^was watching that live

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:49 (three months ago) Permalink

krajinovic is doing his best novak impersonation, into the qtrs of paris

johnny crunch, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:13 (three months ago) Permalink

isner is tough indoors

semi of isner v kraj ~

star power esp w rafa now withdrawn is really lacking, everyones gonna be pulling for benneteau

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 November 2017 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

benneteau !

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

RIP Jana Novotna

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Monday, 20 November 2017 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

monfils is insane

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 January 2018 19:38 (one month ago) Permalink

mo v de minotaur is fun

johnny crunch, Friday, 5 January 2018 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

sebastian kordas 1st tour match... looks great tbh

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:21 (one week ago) Permalink

must take after his mother then (boom tish)

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:40 (one week ago) Permalink

fed's path to #1 is Bemelmans > kohlschrieber > stan (probably)

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:05 (one week ago) Permalink

actually n/m ~ he only has to *get to* the semis match vs stan

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

nnng scratch that, was right the first time!!

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Funny that he's decided to play here - think the first footage I ever saw of Federer was his QF vs Kafelnikov in Rotterdam in '99. On...TransWorldSport or something, C4 Sunday morning? Ah, Kafelnikov - now there's a guy who wouldn't let 32 defeats in a year, six of them in a row, stand between him and the #1 ranking. He would scoff at this cherry-picking approach to schedule. Play all of the tournaments, two at a time if possible.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

lol & a clearly not 100% back yet stan goes out to tallon griekspoor 1st rd btw; a def theme of roger's re-ascendancy is draws being p accommodating/fortuitous

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:54 (one week ago) Permalink

kevin anderson 6-1 1st set over nishikori in 21 minutes, only dropped 4 pts on serve o_o

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:06 (five days ago) Permalink

Poor Goffin - match vs Dimitrov was warming up to the level of their O2 final, when an attempted volley ricocheted off his frame full into his eye. Couldn't continue.

Love that Fed's #1 again but, aside from lucky draws, I do feel like he's been treated like #1 ever since he came back. Never gets messed around by schedulers, gets to play most outdoor matches under lights where there's an evening session (no struggles in 41C Melbourne heat for Roger), etc. He's played all four matches in Rotterdam *at exactly the same time*. Who gets to do that?

I assume he's skipping Dubai now; if he beats Dimi tomorrow I don't think Rafa can overhaul him by winning Acapulco while Fed is idle. (No idea if/when Rafa is playing again; Djokovic returning for Miami/Indian Wells, I'm guessing?)

Michael Jones, Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:19 (five days ago) Permalink

yea goffin seems a lil snakebit

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:20 (five days ago) Permalink

nishi always comes back in these matches

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 02:29 (five days ago) Permalink

fed goat

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 15:37 (five days ago) Permalink


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