New TENNIS thread here! Montreal starts Monday at 5pm Sky sports 3!

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GameSetAndMatch Fri 02-Aug-13 21:38:54

Yipee! the Rogers cup. Live!!!!
lead up time to the US Open! Yay!

there is also WTA tennis on eurosport atm but i never seem to catch it live and when I put it on ita always Radwanska and Cibulkova match!hmm.

Federer has withdrawn from montreal citing a back injury-rare for him.

dont know if rafas playing, havent heard hide or hair (or bum!) from him since Wimbledon [tennis].

and wheres Andy gone? must have finished his hols by now.

anyway cant wait for Monday!

ClayDavis Mon 05-Aug-13 21:14:17

I think I'd be willing to pay the sky subscription and the TV License to see that, Raahh.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 21:19:32

grin

Raahh Mon 05-Aug-13 21:19:47

grin

ClayDavis Mon 05-Aug-13 21:49:16

There is the slight problem that I don't have a television but I'm sure that can be solved. grin

siezethenight Tue 06-Aug-13 10:11:34

Naked testing? I am in... This needs to be carried out on every male player in every tournament. I am starting a petition to have it shown live on Tv as well, so we are all clear the players are fit, we have seen it all with our own eyes!

magimedi Tue 06-Aug-13 16:34:43

Hallo lovely tennis ladies!

If there is to be naked testing I am going to be a tester!

Am not watching any of the tennis as have neither Sky nor Eurosport.

Being retired, I'd spend far too much time in front of the TV if I did.

I wonder if Fed is contemplating retirement? He's had some awful defeats post Wimbledon.

Am going to be away fron TV for all the US open as well - but as I'll be with DS & DIL I'm not too fussed.

Raahh Tue 06-Aug-13 17:00:12

Hello, magi- my gran, after she retired, having never been interested in sport at all, became an expert on EVERYTHING. There is no sporting event she will not watch. At one point, she combined this with her knitting obsession and made an entire knitted Manchester united team, which she sold for a local cancer charity. It was during the Beckham era, he was a big sellergrin 25 years on, she is still obsessed with sport- and has finally got to grips with the rules of mostgrin

magimedi Tue 06-Aug-13 17:21:17

Raaah - I hope I am not old enough to be your gran!!

Am not a gran yet - aching to be!

Retired quite early, due to DH being ten years older than me.

And we vowed never to watch daytime TV - apart from Wimbledon or absolute 'one-offs' like coronations!

I know too many people of my age who spend (IMHO) far too much time in front of the TV & have become very isolated due to this.

If ill or disabled it is obviously a different matter.

So Sky/euro sport would be too much temptation for me!

Raahh Tue 06-Aug-13 17:31:41

magi- I don't think so, she's 86!

I lost my job when pg with dc3, - and nearly 3 years on, I am afraid I have become a couch potato grin

GameSetAndMatch Tue 06-Aug-13 20:11:20

hi. just managed now to get internet connection! reception so bad where I live.

so whos the biggest toddler tamtrum then, Gulbis or Janovic?

Isner palying atm, love when he serves the way he bounces the ball through his legs!

PetiteRaleuse Tue 06-Aug-13 20:39:30

They showed Benneteau losing here and now on the Isner match.

magimedi Tue 06-Aug-13 22:24:13

Raahh - I am a long way off 86!

Please keep the tennis gossip going, everyone.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 07-Aug-13 09:27:12

Llodra, Benneteau and Gilles Simon are all out. Only Gasquet left in the interesting French players. When is Andy playing? Today?

I watched Gasquet play in Metz (local to me) a few years ago. It's an ATP 250 so not massive (though Tosonga plays there too). Anyway, Gasquet, after his match, was called up for some presenter/crowd interaction. He basically shot a tennis ball or three into the crowd and those who caught it were invited down to play a few shots with him. It was kind of fun. Seemed like a nice guy, but he was trying to improve his image after the cocaine scandal. So he might have been a twat pretending to be nice.

Raahh Wed 07-Aug-13 15:27:31

Nadal is playing in the doubles as well, this time, with Anduja- sadly they beat Ferrer/Lopez ,but it's a good start to getting back on track. I like watching Nadal play doubles. Djoko safely through to the third round.

Just wish I had chance to watch it allsad

Raahh Wed 07-Aug-13 17:56:45

Just looking up scores, and Murray is playing Granollers now- 5-3 in the first set.

Nadal up next, and then Del Potato. (probably middle of the night uk timegrin)

order of play

GameSetAndMatch Wed 07-Aug-13 19:00:44

oh dear, Andy, whats happened? 1st set almost a doddle, then Marcel comes back for the 2nd and now Andys 4-2 up.

drives me mad this guy, just cant watch him he makes me nervous! [tennis]

PetiteRaleuse Wed 07-Aug-13 19:06:54

Yay. He's through. Nadal now on French TV as far as I can see with the sound off.

GameSetAndMatch Wed 07-Aug-13 19:17:48

yep the itchy and scratchy show now on court!!!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 07-Aug-13 19:22:43

grin

He really needs to sort out his, ahem, itchy bum.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 07-Aug-13 19:23:11

Oh they've out the Berdych match on here, but the French are none to keen on Nadal.

GameSetAndMatch Wed 07-Aug-13 19:45:47

why aren't they keen on Nadal?

Berdych gets the itches too round the front but when hes not doing that I love watching him play, hes got an old fashioned 50's/60's cleanline look about him.

and im with the French on nadal too!! I like Uncle Tony though!

Raahh Wed 07-Aug-13 19:48:00

Well I still love Nadal- he's a genuinely lovely bloke, unlike some. grin

ClayDavis Wed 07-Aug-13 20:06:01

Well Berdych is through. What's happened to Haas? He's 5-0 down. Is he injured or something?

ClayDavis Wed 07-Aug-13 20:09:59

Must be. Haas has retired from the match since I posted that.

Raahh Wed 07-Aug-13 20:20:07

Poor Haas-he's had such a good run so far this year. Hope it's nothing serious.

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