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Federer has withdrawn from montreal citing a back injury-rare for him.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

GameSetAndMatch Fri 02-Aug-13 22:00:15

come on come on, roll up, one and all!

still miss Wimbledon sad but now were over the hump and can look forward to the US open and davis cup GB against Croatia, really hope Cilic gets sorted out and the LTA's wrong about him, hes one of my faves, mind you so's Troiki so i sooooo hope theyre not dabbling.

Raahh Fri 02-Aug-13 22:10:50

ooh- lost the old thread<numpty> so hello!
Just read that Fed is out of Montreal.That's quite sad, really. I won't be able to watch, but will keep up with my up-dates on the Beeb websitegrin

Rafa is playing in Montreal Facebook stalker seems to be taking the training one day at a time, which is good.

And Del Potato is progressing well in Washington, which is also good news.

My dcs have been off a whole week, it feels much longergrin

PetiteRaleuse Fri 02-Aug-13 22:14:08

Ooh good. Hopefully the French TV will show it. They're more tennis friendly than the UK. But maybe that will change if Andy continues to kick ass. He likes hard courts so fingers crossed for the next few months.

GameSetAndMatch Sat 03-Aug-13 14:27:48

yep.Andy and Novak playing for sure.

and yes glad potatoes doing well [tennis]

maybe MNHQ can give us a stars n stripes tennis ball emoticon!for he US Open!

siezethenight Sun 04-Aug-13 10:02:34

Okay then - give me channels as I am clueless.
I need this actually - game re the other thread - never underestimate the power of a pissed off woman. I have appealed. Last night I was up on the hour every hour as it was raining and Ds cat was out. He said he had tried to unlock the door to get out but couldn't (thank f*ck) but I had to get up to find the cat. This went on, on the hour until 5am this morning. Because he times it - exactly 60 minutes and he's back upstairs to wake me. This is apparently, not being needed up at night? This is exactly why I hide our door keys at night... We shall see grin I am pretty confident the appeal will go as it should.
But that aside - what channel is [tennis] on.
And - can we get the [tennis] back for this!?

Raahh Sun 04-Aug-13 11:01:24

sieze- I can't help re-channels, as I only have basic Virgin freeview. I imagine, if it is shown, it will be on ESPN/Skysports/ Eurosport <makes it up> grin

and good luck with your appeal! [tennis]

GameSetAndMatch Sun 04-Aug-13 17:30:58

its on skysports and Eurosport.

theres a new BT channel showing some [tennis] but you have to upgrade somewhere for it.

sieze thanks for

ClayDavis Sun 04-Aug-13 22:00:58

flowers seize. If it helps at all I think about 80% of decisions get overturned at appeal. Not sure how that figure will change with the move from DLA to PIP.

[tennis]. Probably not going to be able to find anywhere to watch the tennis. Had got a bit distracted by the [cricket] over the last few days. Might need to get my tennis head back on.

siezethenight Mon 05-Aug-13 08:06:47

clay I was told that stat also. Which is why I am going to appeal. Normally, I can't be bothered with the scrap for something when it comes to Government. I seem to be more likely to fight if its regarding one of the Dc's though so, yes. I am going for it. Pip seems to be unfair to those physically disabled and fairer to those who have mental disabilities. So I am told but stress I have no experience of it yet so can't make a proper opinion on it all.
game where's your name change then?
I am going to pop onto Sky online and check out the sports channels, see what tennis they are showing and when. Then make the call for the free month in about 2 weeks time.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 15:40:47

Yay it's showing on the channels I have here in France. One of the rivals nicked loads of the tennis tournaments and I refuse to pay any more just to get decent tennis coverage. Starts at 8.45 tonight my time. Allez the French and of course Murray.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 15:45:08

Oh there's only Gasquet that has a hope on the French side. I didn't realise Ferrer had overtaken Nadal and Federer in the ATP rankings:

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 15:45:21


Raahh Mon 05-Aug-13 16:03:11

I'm glad Del Potato won in Washington, and if he can stay injury free, hes having a great year.

Re- the rankings, I'm obsessed with them. And check up on them updating live here

Nadal was always going to drop, after his 7 months off, but because of that he will (if he progresses in the next few tournaments) be able to make up points,as points are defended, not won. (iyswim). The points from the Olympics have dropped off as well, which changes things a bit.

I'm very envy that France are showing the Rogers Cup, Petite, and sad that Tsonga isn't playing.


PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 16:12:45

Yes, but it's weird not seeing them in the top 3 or 4. I think Nadal might be able to climb his way up again but I think Federer has had his (very long) moment at the top.
I pay for a certain TV package, like sky but a lot smaller. The reason we pay for it is because they show good tennis and the English premier league, but a competitor (Orange) nicked the tennis contract the last two years, except for the slams. It appears my package has won back the rights to some of them at least. Phew.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 16:13:17

Yes i wish Tsonga was playing. Is he still injured from Wimbledon?

GameSetAndMatch Mon 05-Aug-13 17:16:24

Yay! its starting! [tennis] i want the [tennis] balls back!

okay. Seize , Ill go with what you lot suggest.

either i stay Game but tweak it to GamesetandMATS !

or- this is lame but tennis historians and beatles fans will get this, and come on, took me ages to get this but...

TheLenglenWildingHOad - get in!

or a play on the film titel Tango and Cash, TarangoandCash
or a play on Black and Decker -*MacandBecker*.

I know, I know, in fact I had about 3 more but Ive forgotten them!

Raahh Mon 05-Aug-13 17:19:09

I'm not sure, Petite- I've not been able to find out much. i hope he's around for the US.Maybe he just needs an extended break.

I do think Federer is on his (probably) slow descent down the rankings,but yes, he's been at the top for so long now. There is still a big difference between being top 5, and top 10. He will be around,at least on paper, for a while. Djokovic has the number 1 sewn up until after the Australian Open at least, unless something drastic happens.

My mum has some sports channels with her Virgin package that have been pinched by BT,I think. She's not happy. She watches lots of sportgrin.

The day Wimbledon ends up on a Sky sports channel is the day I will have to sell my first borngrin

In other news, Johanna Konta, our 3rd ranked woman, won a tournament at the weekend. Vancouver? She is climbing the rankings steadily, which is good for the Women's game here. Our men have a lot of work to do still.

Raahh Mon 05-Aug-13 17:20:51

Ok- those of you watching can keep me up to date. I will keep re-freshing the ATP pagegrin

TarangoandCash- geniusgrin

GameSetAndMatch Mon 05-Aug-13 17:35:23

watching Tomic and Mayer atm! ive missed tennis so much!
peering over the pc screen at tv at same time as mnetting and back to our tennis talk!

ok 1 voet for Tarangoand Cash! Thanx Raah

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Aug-13 18:26:36

According to his website Tsonga was 'signed off' for four weeks at the beginning of July and was going to undergo more medical testing at the end of July. I assume that means he's still injured now.

GameSetAndMatch Mon 05-Aug-13 19:46:46

vamos Lopez. cant stand Gulbis, little tantrum brat!

you can get latest results and stuff on the eurosport tennis website btw.

well done Mayer! beat Tomic.

GameSetAndMatch Mon 05-Aug-13 19:48:39

Clay you traitor! don't you dare watch cricket! you get back here NOW !!!!! grin

ClayDavis Mon 05-Aug-13 20:45:04

Ok, Ok, I'm back. <hangs head in shame> I'm feeling strangely disappointed by the cricket today anyway.

Partly because I'm so tired and partly because the light is shining of the screen in an odd way I've just read PetiteRaleuse's post as saying that Tsonga will be undergoing more naked testing at the end of July. I may be reading what I want to read there.

Have bookmarked the eurosport website now so should find it easier to keep up to date.

Raahh Mon 05-Aug-13 20:51:48

naked testing shock

now that, I'd pay a Sky subscription to seegrin


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