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TENNIS THREAD -Sliding in the clay, on the journey to Roland Garros !

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Raahh Fri 19-Apr-19 09:29:31

Just had a slight panic when I saw the thread was nearly full.

I am now off to check the schedule properly- to see what I'll miss todaygrin

mama1980 Fri 19-Apr-19 15:31:26

Eek! Not sure what wrong with Rafa today, he's all over the place.

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 15:31:54

Hmm. This wasn't in the script, was it?! confused

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 15:36:00

Before the match Greg rusedski was implying that pella would be lucky to get a game hmm

Come on Rafa!

Raahh Fri 19-Apr-19 15:38:08

I need to go out.

I can't cope with the stress.


Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 15:39:24

I’m not enjoying it much either Raahh

mama1980 Fri 19-Apr-19 15:39:25

Definitely not in the script. A break back here would be nice....
Greg hasn't been right all day grin

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 15:43:26

Ooh your wish has been granted mama!

mama1980 Fri 19-Apr-19 15:45:56

Now he needs a easy hold......

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 16:03:03

Aw Diego Schwartzman is there watching - supporting Pella I guess?!

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 16:22:06

Come on Rafa! I keep forgetting that Pella is Argentinian - for some reason I thought he was Italian.

Xisca is looking effortlessly elegant as usual.

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 16:26:22

Pella let him off the hook there! V convincing tie break though.

Raahh Fri 19-Apr-19 16:32:23

I've just got back, phew!to the easy tie break.

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 16:58:09

Rafa still not really convincing - I’ve been looking forward to watching him and now I’m not really enjoying it sad

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Apr-19 17:03:40

Hello all, haven't been on a tennis thread for a while! smile

I can't find any tennis on my Sky box - where are you all watching? Has it gone online?

Raahh Fri 19-Apr-19 17:05:51

Drama it's on amazon prime.

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Apr-19 17:10:27

Oh thanks Raahh. Looks like I'll either have to watch it on my tablet which will mean I can't MN at the same time <what a dilemma> or persuade DH we need to upgrade the TV to one that has internet <hmm>

mama1980 Fri 19-Apr-19 17:10:34

Its on amazon prime.
I'm not enjoying the tension but I am the tennis, some amazing shots in the last few games.

mama1980 Fri 19-Apr-19 17:11:29

drama my IPad will allow you to split the screen so I can watch and mumsnet at the same time grin

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 17:16:53

Wow that sounds clever! grin

The second set has been much closer than the score line suggests. Not sure if I dare risk a prediction but I think it might be ok. Pella has played really well. The commentators are admitting that they may have written him off a bit too soon.

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 17:21:08

Pella has really stuck with him - agree it's been closer than it looks from the scoreline.

Hi Drama hope you're well!

JaneJeffer Fri 19-Apr-19 17:25:19


Has the Amazon coverage improved? I don't see as many complaints as when they first got the tennis.

PrivateIsles Fri 19-Apr-19 17:28:03

I think it has got better, in fairness. I still liked it better when it was on actual TV. Although I don't miss the betting ads!

That was a really tough match for Rafa, not much in it really. Glad he's through.

Our Fabio is up next!

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 17:29:19

I think the amazon coverage has improved Jane or maybe I’ve just got used to it. I find it annoying when there are a lot of matches going on eg in a slam and I can’t find the match that I want. That’s not so much of a problem with smaller tournaments.

Fizzywinegum Fri 19-Apr-19 17:30:22

Phew - yay our Fabio! grin

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Apr-19 17:39:45

I'm great, thanks Private. You too, I hope?

I'll be even better if I can figure out Mama's split screen tip! I have a Samsung, not an iPad though. I'll be back in a minute when I've had a go...

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