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TENNIS THREAD!- From the Road to Rio, to Flushing Meadows...

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Raahh Tue 09-Aug-16 23:14:27

before my phone decides to give up altogether, here's a new thread to get us on our way.

Andy Murray still in the Olympic Singles, as is Rafa,

Jo Konta through for the women.

Lots of missing names from the top players- but we are edging towards the US open- without Federer- and who knows, maybe even without Djokovic.

Could we be heading for all change at the top?


NoBarbaraGood Tue 09-Aug-16 23:23:32

I tried to post on the previous thread without success, so here we are now. Thanks, Raah.

Definitely not a Djoko fan either (wait! Does it show?!) and I hadn't heard of any marriage trouble.

I thought his problem was the simple, straightforward fact that, in the words of Catherine Whitaker from the Tennis Podast, "things happen". A guy can't go on winning everything all of the time forever.

And he didn't seem to be coping well with that fact.

Raahh Tue 09-Aug-16 23:32:16

Barbara - I get that people can't win all the time- but he seems to have gone from winning everything (up to RG, really) to losing his way, in very rapid fashion. It happened with Rafa, but that was on the back of injuries. Other players have been the same. I don't like him much, but I think because of the level at which he was was playing, the sport will be poorer without him.

It's been an odd year, in a way. I don't think Federer's longevity has helped other players- the pressure is now on to play on beyond 30/35- when previously that wasn't the case . Maybe Djok has hit a psychological wall?

Raahh Tue 09-Aug-16 23:44:44

And Del Potro is through too- which is great. Thrilled for him.

Raahh Tue 09-Aug-16 23:49:09

Serena doing her 'losing at the moment but will pull it back- probably' thing. it's getting boring Serena. please lose .

NoBarbaraGood Tue 09-Aug-16 23:56:32

I too would love to see Delpo win big again.

I am watching Serena, too.

As for my Djoko theory -- perhaps you're right. I suppose some story or other will surface eventually.

Raahh Tue 09-Aug-16 23:58:55

Come on Svitolina!!

Raahh Wed 10-Aug-16 00:01:40

FFS. Is there going to be a 'Serena injured' reveal? Do bog off Serena.

Raahh Wed 10-Aug-16 00:03:27

Whoop. B'bye Serena.

JaneJeffer Wed 10-Aug-16 00:12:20

Just put this on when the match had finished. Did they say something about Serena's shoulder? Of course she can never just lose fairly hmm

DramaAlpaca Wed 10-Aug-16 00:18:43

Thanks for the shiny new thread Raahh smile

I just finished the last one off for you - don't be cross, I always wanted to get the last post on a full thread but never managed it until now!

easily pleased

Raahh Wed 10-Aug-16 00:20:24

Jane- there is always a reason she loses hmm. pisses me off. Injury/genuine illness is one thing, but with her it is always something that would never have been mentioned if she had won.

But I'm not a Serena fan.

Drama- yay!! you finished the other thread.

(I got distracted)grin

Raahh Wed 10-Aug-16 00:20:50


magimedi Wed 10-Aug-16 07:14:02

Checking in tennis

Saw the last set of the Konta match - I love her, especially as she is local to me.

Why do you think Djok won't be playing at the US Open?

Raahh Wed 10-Aug-16 08:37:55

magi- he probably will, but it's just the way he has been the last couple of months. Maybe he needs a break. It feels like more than a case of everyone loses occasionally. I don't know- I'm probably talking rubbish (as usual). Or maybe he's just giving Andy a chance to catch up wink.

hugoagogo Wed 10-Aug-16 09:38:27

Will the Serena match on the iPlayer do you think? I was asleep!
Dunno what's going on with Djokovic, but I think it's good for mens tennis and he gets on my wick!grin tennis

magimedi Wed 10-Aug-16 11:11:39

hugo if you go to 'find program' on iplayer & type in Olympic tennis they have each days action - you have to have an idea of the date & time of the match.

hugoagogo Wed 10-Aug-16 13:18:40

I have found it and watched it. It was quite amusing how the commentators had written svitolina off from the start. grin

BeckerLleytonNever Wed 10-Aug-16 16:12:23

agree about serena and the sluggishness then miracle win. and the excuses, her and djoko alike.

Great performance by Konta and Svetlana.

and yay, Delpo still in it.


does this mean the tennis is on only this week at nthe Olympics? theres another Olympics week to go.

CremeEggThief Wed 10-Aug-16 16:26:00

Marking my place.

I'm not 100% sure, but as they were talking about quarter finals already, Becker, I think it might be just this week.

hugoagogo Wed 10-Aug-16 19:28:03

Hmmph still no tennis. I am reduced to sorting my socks.shock

CremeEggThief Wed 10-Aug-16 20:03:17

The diving is on now. The pool is green, because of chemicals and rain!grin

NoBarbaraGood Thu 11-Aug-16 03:22:08

Too bad about all the rain in Rio. should make for an action-packed Thursday, though.

Won't the mixed doubles last into next week?

CremeEggThief Thu 11-Aug-16 13:40:30

As I can't find any tennis, I'm watching badminton!

CremeEggThief Thu 11-Aug-16 14:55:31

Tennis starting in a few minutes, on the red button. Rafa vs Gilles Simon, followed by women's quarters.

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