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#41 Futtocks

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

Robson is developing into a decent player. If she sorts out her erratic serving/problems with double faults she could easily be a top 20 player, perhaps even more.

She served very well yesterday, which was encouraging. She's already one of the biggest and strongest players for her age, and has years in hand to gain experience and craftiness.

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#42 Futtocks

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

Blimey, people pulling out left, right and centre - Kohlschreiber, Azarenka, Darcis, Isner, Stepanek. It's like a Roman Catholic birth control tutorial!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

Blimey, people pulling out left, right and centre - Kohlschreiber, Azarenka, Darcis, Isner, Stepanek. It's like a Roman Catholic birth control tutorial!

Even more today and others playing on injured.  Too many to be coincidence.  I bet there are a few lawyers getting all excited about now.


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#44 Futtocks

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

Tsonga retires, Sharapova struggling after a slip, Wozniacki lost after a fall - that's just this afternoon.

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#45 High Peak Rhino

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Blimey, people pulling out left, right and centre - Kohlschreiber, Azarenka, Darcis, Isner, Stepanek. It's like a Roman Catholic birth control tutorial!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

And now Federer's gorn!Lost to the number 116 in the world, an unheralded Ukrainian whose surname I won't even attempt. Said Ukrainian was inspired - played beautiful serve and volley tennis and knocked out a visibly sulky and bad-tempered "Rog" in four sets. Great quote from the Ukrainian afterwards, too: "When you play Roger you play two people. You play Roger the person, and you also play his ego." Very astute.
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#47 Futtocks

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

And now Federer's gorn!Lost to the number 116 in the world, an unheralded Ukrainian whose surname I won't even attempt. Said Ukrainian was inspired - played beautiful serve and volley tennis and knocked out a visibly sulky and bad-tempered "Rog" in four sets. Great quote from the Ukrainian afterwards, too: "When you play Roger you play two people. You play Roger the person, and you also play his ego." Very astute.


Never thought I'd see classic serve and volley tennis in this day and age. It was a great contrast of styles between the two. Although Federer wasn't on absolute top form, Stakhovsky was brilliant. 26/06/13 - a day to remember for so many seeds going out.

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#48 ckn

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

Serena Williams is a bit of a beast on the court.  That's one hell of a lot of muscle she's packing there.  She looks like she terrifies the ball into going faster away from her as much as she wellies it with all that muscle.

 

This is seriously not said in a nasty way at all but she has the air about her of Mike Tyson when on the court.  My wife says she's actually quite a girly girl when off the tennis court.


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#49 Futtocks

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

Serena Williams is a bit of a beast on the court.  That's one hell of a lot of muscle she's packing there.  She looks like she terrifies the ball into going faster away from her as much as she wellies it with all that muscle.
 
This is seriously not said in a nasty way at all but she has the air about her of Mike Tyson when on the court.  My wife says she's actually quite a girly girl when off the tennis court.

The sheer power of Serena does distract people from the fact that so many other areas of her game are well ahead of the competition. I'd far rather watch her than those relentless two-handed baseliners who never go for winners but just try to keep the ball in play 'til their opponent makes a mistake. Serena's doubles experience makes her a potent threat anywhere on the court.

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#50 ckn

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

The sheer power of Serena does distract people from the fact that so many other areas of her game are well ahead of the competition. I'd far rather watch her than those relentless two-handed baseliners who never go for winners but just try to keep the ball in play 'til their opponent makes a mistake. Serena's doubles experience makes her a potent threat anywhere on the court.

She is very entertaining to watch, the only thing that makes her less entertaining is that there are so few that can give her a good game on a regular basis.  Not her fault though.

 

Edit:  Andy Murray did say he fancied playing her in a game, I think that'd be entertaining!


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#51 Futtocks

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

Andy Murray did say he fancied playing her in a game, I think that'd be entertaining!


Bobby Riggs is no longer around to advise him.

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#52 Johnoco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

Good game going on between Dimitrov and Zelmja here. Dragging on for ages. .in a good way

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#53 Johnoco

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Rained off. ..hope Cliff Richard isn't in the building.

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#54 Saintslass

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:47 PM

Robson is developing into a decent player. If she sorts out her erratic serving/problems with double faults she could easily be a top 20 player, perhaps even more.

Sounds like this came back to haunt her a bit today from reports (I wasn't able to watch the match myself) but she still managed to pull off a straights set win and go through to the third round, which is great. 



#55 Futtocks

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

There's a few areas of her game that she needs to develop, but she's only 19, so she has plenty of time in hand.

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#56 Stan Doffarf

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:01 PM

Haas beat Wang in straight sets.

 

Made me snigger anyway.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hell is being stuck in a 25 mile tailback on the M25 with John Inverdale on the radio going all daddy cool interviewing Laura Robson.
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#58 Futtocks

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

Robson is on court now. Fingers crossed.

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#59 High Peak Rhino

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Well she choked that tie break. Lets hope she repeats Saturday's comeback.



#60 Futtocks

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Laura Robson loses the first set on a tie break. More surprisingly, Serena Williams is also a set down!

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