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milehighireland
06-23-2010, 12:24 PM
Figured this place was in need of one... anybody willing to talk tennis welcome!

Currently in the early rounds of Wimbledon. No major upsets so far, though Federer has struggled a bit. Mahut and Isner playing an absolute cracker meanwhile, 53-53 in the final set with no end in sight in a game that has now lasted NINE HOURS. Records being smashed left, right and centre!

MNBroncs85
06-23-2010, 08:30 PM
I love tennis. Imo its honestly one of the most physically demaning sports around. You have to be in excellent shape to play it. And its an independent sport which is great because yor all on your own unlike team sports. Its also great to watch.

I just started playing two years ago and really enjoy it. Thanks for starting this thread cp to you.

Whats been going on with wimbeldon so far, havent got a chance to check it out.

Biggregb
06-23-2010, 10:20 PM
Figured this place was in need of one... anybody willing to talk tennis welcome!

Currently in the early rounds of Wimbledon. No major upsets so far, though Federer has struggled a bit. Mahut and Isner playing an absolute cracker meanwhile, 53-53 in the final set with no end in sight in a game that has now lasted NINE HOURS. Records being smashed left, right and centre!

Not a big tennis fan, but I do enjoy watching a match or two from time to time. I gotta give it up to the athletes though. These guys and gals are some of the best conditioned athletes around. And as for the marathon match that has been going on for the last 2 days, I can't believe these two are still at it. Neither giving in and both fighting till the end. But what really gets me is Isner, I can't get over the fact that he is 6'9" and that athletic. Not sure if an NBA forward at that height would have that kind of agility.

milehighireland
06-24-2010, 05:15 AM
I love tennis. Imo its honestly one of the most physically demaning sports around. You have to be in excellent shape to play it. And its an independent sport which is great because yor all on your own unlike team sports. Its also great to watch.

I just started playing two years ago and really enjoy it. Thanks for starting this thread cp to you.

Whats been going on with wimbeldon so far, havent got a chance to check it out.

Cheers, i figured there were a few others who would like to talk tennis and it turns out i might be right :D

No major upsets as of yet, Nadal, Murray, Djokovic and Federer have all won the matches they were expected to. Although Federer hasnt been great, he ended up going 5 sets against a non-seeded opponent, Falla, in the 1st round and struggled a bit against another non-seeded opponent, Bozolijac, yesterday but won in 4 sets.

The big news at wimbledon so far is that John Isner and Nicholas Mahut are playing a game that is currently poised at 59-59 in the final set, has lasted 10 hours, and is going into its third day today.



Not a big tennis fan, but I do enjoy watching a match or two from time to time. I gotta give it up to the athletes though. These guys and gals are some of the best conditioned athletes around. And as for the marathon match that has been going on for the last 2 days, I can't believe these two are still at it. Neither giving in and both fighting till the end. But what really gets me is Isner, I can't get over the fact that he is 6'9" and that athletic. Not sure if an NBA forward at that height would have that kind of agility.

It really is unbelievable. Both of these lads are setting a number of records that will NEVER be broken. just to put it into perspective, this match is now longer than 6 and a half soccer matches put together. and counting.

BroncosTX77
06-24-2010, 07:02 AM
Figured this place was in need of one... anybody willing to talk tennis welcome!

Currently in the early rounds of Wimbledon. No major upsets so far, though Federer has struggled a bit. Mahut and Isner playing an absolute cracker meanwhile, 53-53 in the final set with no end in sight in a game that has now lasted NINE HOURS. Records being smashed left, right and centre!

lol @ Tennis thread for 1 fluke match. :P

MNBroncs85
06-29-2010, 04:23 PM
lol @ Tennis thread for 1 fluke match. :P

Wheres my negative cp when i need it:P

MNBroncs85
06-29-2010, 04:24 PM
Figured this place was in need of one... anybody willing to talk tennis welcome!

Currently in the early rounds of Wimbledon. No major upsets so far, though Federer has struggled a bit. Mahut and Isner playing an absolute cracker meanwhile, 53-53 in the final set with no end in sight in a game that has now lasted NINE HOURS. Records being smashed left, right and centre!

Did you see roddick get beat the other night i was shocked wow!!

rst08tierney
06-29-2010, 05:23 PM
I like looking at pictures of women tennis players. (yes it would really help this thread out)

MNBroncs85
06-29-2010, 07:10 PM
I like looking at pictures of women tennis players. (yes it would really help this thread out)

Whatever dude tennis is an awesome sport. It is one of the most physically demanding sports there is. Nice comments :rolleyes: You probly couldnt even play it.

milehighireland
06-30-2010, 08:21 AM
Did you see roddick get beat the other night i was shocked wow!!

Yeah same... That's nothing to the shock just there, with Federer crashing out to Berdych!!

GridironChamp
06-30-2010, 08:40 AM
I like looking at pictures of women tennis players. (yes it would really help this thread out)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/SbVwn13kD8I/AAAAAAAAFrE/VwLNL6CweyM/s320/nicole_vaidisova_sexy_tennis_girl.jpg

GridironChamp
06-30-2010, 12:02 PM
http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/Jankovic_splits.jpg

milehighireland
07-06-2010, 05:20 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/SbVwn13kD8I/AAAAAAAAFrE/VwLNL6CweyM/s320/nicole_vaidisova_sexy_tennis_girl.jpg


http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/Jankovic_splits.jpg

Very nice! :D

Wimbledon over now... Nadal and Serena Williams winners of Men's and Women's, so nothing too surprising i suppose

BRONCOS_OWN_U16
07-06-2010, 10:17 PM
a tennis thread? are you kidding me.

we already have threads on fake sports like baseball and nascar, but now tennis.

wow, next someone is going to start a thread about the pillow fight league.

look it up on google if you dont think its a league.

Andyy_47
07-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Love Tennis.

Hate Nadal. Lost all interest once Murray went out.

GridironChamp
07-08-2010, 11:32 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_N_mOB63qPaE/SMren6NMHXI/AAAAAAAAAac/MLuoG1-hm8I/s400/795_Marta_Domachowska_Tennis__WTA_T.jpg

SeekandDestroy
07-09-2010, 01:31 AM
http://img.damngoodlists.com/2008/11/mariasharapova9.jpghttp://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/07/25/article-1038551-0210185000000578-878_468x953.jpghttp://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/tennisfail.jpg

Jaws
06-05-2011, 06:24 AM
Love Tennis.

Hate Nadal. Lost all interest once Murray went out.

Another year passes and same result. Deja vu. At least Murray got a bit further this year making the semis.

I've just tuned in to the final.

Federer or Nadal to win?

CoryWinget81
06-05-2011, 07:45 AM
Nadal is taking Federer to the woodshed.

Jaws
06-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Nadal is taking Federer to the woodshed.

Yah. I thought we were in for a match when Federer won the first three games, but it's been all Rafa ever since.

He's looking good to equal Borg's record of 6 French titles.

CoryWinget81
06-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Federer breaks. 4-4

Woke up the giant?

CoryWinget81
06-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Play suspended.

Might be the break Federer needs to break Rafa's rhythm.

Jaws
06-05-2011, 08:31 AM
I may well have spoke too soon. Fed seems to be finding a bit of fight.
I'd like to see this one go at least four sets, so I'm rooting for him to pull this one out of the bag.

CoryWinget81
06-05-2011, 08:35 AM
I may well have spoke too soon. Fed seems to be finding a bit of fight.
I'd like to see this one go at least four sets, so I'm rooting for him to pull this one out of the bag.

Federer is looking overmatched in the tiebreak.

Jaws
06-05-2011, 08:41 AM
Federer is looking overmatched in the tiebreak.

Very much so.

Going to be a struggle for him now at two sets down.

canadiansbronco
06-05-2011, 08:43 AM
argh not looking good for Rodger

ERoyal248
06-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Rafa is just too good.

Jaws
06-05-2011, 08:48 AM
argh not looking good for Rodger


Rafa is just too good.

Yup Rafa's roughing him up too right.
A master of this surface.

ERoyal248
06-05-2011, 09:09 AM
Wow, Fed looks done.

canadiansbronco
06-05-2011, 09:13 AM
damn nadal might win this in straight set

ERoyal248
06-05-2011, 09:16 AM
Now it's 4-4

FML

canadiansbronco
06-05-2011, 09:32 AM
ah my bad Rodger's back

Freestyle
06-05-2011, 09:34 AM
2 more against Nadal on this surface, thats one helluva tall order....

Especially when Nadal starts rolling....

ERoyal248
06-05-2011, 09:36 AM
Here comes Fed, this is going 5 sets.

Jaws
06-05-2011, 10:26 AM
At least I got the 4 sets I was hoping for.
Wimbledon next biggie-my fave tournament by far.

HurricaneDovs
06-05-2011, 12:22 PM
Fed just cant beat Rafa at Roland Garros. It wont happen.

Jaws
06-10-2011, 09:01 AM
A Brit that doesn't go by the last name of either Henman, Rusedski or Murray has reached the last eight of a tournament :jawdrop:



Papers will now go mad and crown him Wimbledon champ in the making! #starvedbritishmedia ;)

British No 2 Ward secures epic victory over reigning champion Querrey at Queen's


(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2002142/James-Ward-beats-Sam-Querrey-Queens.html)

milehighireland
06-10-2011, 06:25 PM
There's no beating a fit Nadal on clay, he is an absolute God on the surface, Federer did well to take it to 4 sets, which he hasn't done to Nadal on clay since 07 when he was in his prime.

Bodes well for Federer at the greatest stage of them all in Wimbledon. Hope that him and Nadal are seeded to meet in the final and do so, would love another classic. Their final in 08 was one of the greatest sporting events I have ever witnessed, absolutely amazing stuff.

Jaws
06-24-2011, 12:27 AM
Twenty years today I was at Wimbledon.

Four champs and a runner up I had the pleasure of watching on centre court that day.

Agassi's game was the most entertaining, but Becker,Graf, Novotna and Lendl were pretty awesome too.

It had been the wettest week in Championship History. No play at all on the first four days.
Had things gone to plan it would have been some third round matches we would be watching but instead we were treated to a jam packed 5 game schedule instead of the usual three.
We arrived at 11 and had nine hours solid almost of tennis.
Only 40 minutes rain late afternoon, just enough time to get up and go to the loo and test those famous strawberries and cream.

A memorable day :D

the0rangecrush
06-29-2011, 07:41 AM
Federer in a bit of trouble here Tsonga coming back from being down 2 sets

johnlimburg
06-29-2011, 07:45 AM
I have been watching this Bernard Tomic 18 Year Old battle Djokovic. Exciting up and down match.

the0rangecrush
06-29-2011, 07:52 AM
I'm throwing the upset alert here, but I'm still not sold

Jaws
06-29-2011, 08:19 AM
Can Tsonga serve this match out?
Federer's looking pretty flat.
Does he have any fight left?

the0rangecrush
06-29-2011, 08:23 AM
Dare I say it upset!?!?!?!?!?!

Jaws
06-29-2011, 08:34 AM
Wow, I didn't see that one coming.
"Ali" progresses to the next round.
Did Djokovic beat Tomic in the other?

canadiansbronco
06-29-2011, 12:32 PM
wow tsonga played perfect tenis

JaysusCutler
06-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Guess who my favorite is. :D Go Maria!

aberdien
06-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Oh Federer...

Go Djokovic. and Murray.

Frenchy180
06-29-2011, 03:41 PM
Here's my favorite... She's a bit Gaga-esque but it's all good http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUTzslrkYSL2Kxcr7AtRGeCkQmAoK02 kNSnA1ZM3cWMgA7ewpXC9dKTOM

Jaws
06-29-2011, 11:24 PM
I have my earplugs on standby for both the women's semis and the final.
Please no Sharapova v Azarenka final! I don't think I can stand the noise.
So, I'm going to route for the two underdogs today, although saying that I don't think the German girl has much of a shot v Sharapova.
Kvitova the Czech girl has a far better shot v Azarenka IMO.

Frenchy180
06-29-2011, 11:36 PM
I actually watched a little bit today, and paid attention... It's amazing how quickly I can pick up an understanding for a game in 10 minutes when I'm actually paying attention... If I'm awake when Tennis is still going on tomorrow I'll check it out again :D

Jaws
06-30-2011, 12:22 AM
I actually watched a little bit today, and paid attention... It's amazing how quickly I can pick up an understanding for a game in 10 minutes when I'm actually paying attention... If I'm awake when Tennis is still going on tomorrow I'll check it out again :D

Are you one of those with the "Sharapova syndrome"?
I'm told her presence on a court suddenly gets the attention of those who are otherwise disinterested ;)

Frenchy180
06-30-2011, 12:39 AM
Are you one of those with the "Sharapova syndrome"?
I'm told her presence on a court suddenly gets the attention of those who are otherwise disinterested ;)
I'm a Bethany Mattek Sands guy :laugh:


But no, I'll watch it anytime it's on, but typically only when I don't feel like changing the channel... That's because up until yesterday I hadn't taken the time to figure out how the scoring works :laugh: Still some things I need to figure out for sure though.

Jaws
06-30-2011, 06:33 AM
Yay! Non-screecher ahead in 3rd set of this 1st semi. Come on Kvitova!
V quiet on centre. Nobody knows who to root for. In fact,I'm not sure half of them know who these two are even! :laugh:

aberdien
07-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Nadal is gonna win it all, once again.

Frenchy180
07-01-2011, 02:57 PM
Tsonga is really impressive to watch from an athletic standpoint.

Mike1709
07-01-2011, 03:17 PM
So glad that Murray got knocked out, he is so dour he makes it impossible for me to support him.

Andyy_47
07-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Djokovic to win it all. Really upset Murray went out today, no doubt if that was Tim Henman with even 80% of Murray's talent he would have seen that game through because the crowd wouldn't just deflate after he dropped one service game. Murray didn't deserve to win, but he's probably more at home in the US Open crowds than he is in the UK.

Djokovic did really well to supress Tsonga, he's mentally very tough, which is surpising as he caved last year. I think he can win it this year.