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Tennis Thread: US Open final weekend, and all your autumnal tennis chat this way!

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PrivateSpidey Sun 08-Sep-19 12:18:12

Welcome one and all!

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Fizzywinegum Sun 08-Sep-19 12:23:12

Thanks Spidey - looking forward to the men’s final tonight 🎾

PrivateSpidey Sun 08-Sep-19 12:26:41

Me too!! It should be a good one.

magimedi Sun 08-Sep-19 12:27:03

tennis Checking in. Thanks, Private.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 12:53:33

Afternoon!

Thanks for the thread, Spidey!

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Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 12:56:37

I've just brought my dog a new tennis ball

He's chewed half of it already. He really doesn't get the concept of 'fetch'.

It's funny, because he isn't a chew-er really. But he's not happy with this ball.

JaneJeffer Sun 08-Sep-19 13:03:53

Thanks Private.

I was out last night and I'm feeling a bit hungover today. I'm just lazing around watching Rick Stein instead of all the things I should be doing.

kazzaD66 Sun 08-Sep-19 15:10:34

Thanks for the new thread private

Raahh grin Clearly a tough decision, so glad you cleared it up grin

Am at my dad's today, so hope to catch up with all things tennis later tennis

PrivateSpidey Sun 08-Sep-19 17:07:08

I'm going to try and watch the women's doubles as well (6pm): Barty and Azarenka v Sabalenka and Mertens - should be good.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 08-Sep-19 19:28:14

Thanks Private

Waves to magi - lovely to see you too! I posted on the previous thread but just in case you missed it I moved over here smile

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 08-Sep-19 19:30:20

American football has started over here and DH is a total fanatic so no chance of watching the tennis together. Luckily we have more than one TV!!

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 19:49:57

I am looking forward to the final- but I need it to be a straightforward quick win.

Can you imagine if it ends up like Wimbledon???!

I have to get up at 6am!

PrivateSpidey Sun 08-Sep-19 19:51:04

Doubles was good. Mertens and Sabalenka won - some really good points.

Trying to get all my tasks done now before the men's!

WellTidy Sun 08-Sep-19 20:51:37

I’d have loved Azarenka to win the women’s doubles.

Preparing to settle myself with everything I need for 9pm. I’m also hoping it will be relatively quick, unless that means it isn’t going Rafa’s way, of course. I too have to be up for 6am. Rule of thumb I’ve found on the time estimating for a Rafa match is to allow an hour per set, and he may then come in under. But each set can take an hour.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 20:54:40

He does take a while to get going ,Well grin.

I'm hoping tonight he will make an exception.

Medvedev has got to be feeling the amount of tennis he has played recently. Although, when you think about it, it's the same as Rafa when he has a good clay season- it's a lot of tennis, in a short space of time.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 20:59:59

Ok, I'm ready.

I have a drink (even though it's a school night grin), a packet of fake hula hoops from Aldi, and I'm currently listening to Petchey wittering.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:04:23

Oh , no.

I managed to turn on for 'God Bless America' again.

This man is very angsty.

I would be pissing myself laughing if I was there.
Dh grew up in the US, until he was 10/11. He has never been in any hurry to return.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:05:51

I listened to the Rusedski/Rafter match on the radio!

(Was knackered the next day).

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 08-Sep-19 21:06:00

I’m ready here too. Would love a snack but we are on a health kick & besides it’s only a couple of hours until dinner time!

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:07:33

I always want to remove Annabel's sunglasses from her head. Clearly, she has never had the lecture from her optician, about how it stretches them.

But then, they she can probably afford lots of pairs. And they my not be prescription. grin

Fizzywinegum Sun 08-Sep-19 21:08:13

Hearts my DS1 is a big American Football fan - he’s planning an all nighter!

I’m hoping that the final won’t be too long - although it probably won’t start til about 9.30pm what with the flyover and the national anthem etc

I don’t think it will be an easy match for Rafa - Medvedev is a wily character.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:09:26

Of course- you are over there Hearts grin

I bet everyone in Canada is pretty pleased with Bianca's win. I was so happy for her- she has had a phenomenal year.

PrivateSpidey Sun 08-Sep-19 21:09:27

grin tut tut Annabel!

I have gin and twiglets.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:12:39

Aww, twiglets

See, twiglets are my Christmas thing- when they start selling them in the tubs- and you can get the Cheeselets as well (renamed Treeslets , for the season) grin. But I usually start eating them around November , and am sick of them by Advent.

See also- mince pies grin

And my Asda was selling hot cross buns today.

Raahh Sun 08-Sep-19 21:13:49

Tim! Where's your hard hat, Tim?

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