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TENNIS: Madrid, Rome and on to Paris
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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 18:58

Who's going to get the last quarter final place?

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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 19:01

DS1 said the women look like they're dressed as nurses from the 1930's Grin

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:03

Yay! Thank you!

I think your ds is on to something, Jane.

Rafa's interview was very Rafa. Very Serious.

Thankyouverymuch.

Grin

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:05

I think Carlos might win - Annabel was really laying on thick how much Cam was coughing. She also seemed a bit miffed by the disparity between the number of people watching him practice (no-one) and the numerous fans cheering Carlos in his practice session Grin

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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 19:06

Well they are in Spain not Australia the U.K. Grin

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:09

Exactly GrinHe was also on the court furthest away.
She was taking it all a bit personally. Grin

Sam Smith looks delighted to have drawn the Robbie straw.

So to speak.

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kazzaD66 · 05/05/2022 19:10

Saw most of the tiebreak. It's a shame for either to lose at the end - unless it's someone like Cock or Dick, of course.

Yes fizzy I'd forgotten there was that run of Djok's opponents mysteriously dropping like flies. And Andy is normally meticulous about his diet Hmm

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:12

The robot dog is creepy.
It reminds me of the bomb disposal robot thing the army brought into the airport when I worked there (in the 90s). Suspicious packages usually, in the loos.

The bonkers thing was, they would evacuate the passengers, but all the shop/ground staff had to stick around an look for the bombShock

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kazzaD66 · 05/05/2022 19:13

Trust drawing the Robbie straw is not a euphemism Raahh! Both for Sam's sake and mine. I'm just about to have dessert!

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:14

This is very different to last year, for Carlos. Happy Birthday Cake

It's Aurelie!

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:14

kazza Grin

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kazzaD66 · 05/05/2022 19:15

Didn't see most of Rafa's interview. As soon as he started speaking, the Prime feed stopped and I had to go out and then back in again Confused

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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 19:16

I got the tube evacuated once because some idiot left a briefcase and I asked the men sitting opposite if it was theirs and a woman overheard and went rushing off to report it. Must have been my accent Grin oops

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:17

kazza I think my Prime had had enough of the match, just before it ended. Hmm
But I did manage to get it back for the interview.

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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 19:18

That was annoying kazza they always do that during interviews.

Sam is probably giving thanks it's not Petch or Greg chewing her ear off.

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:20

Jane Grin

I used to go to sleep hearing the 'don't leave your bags unattended' announcement on a loop in my head.

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:21

Sam is probably quite good at tuning Robbie out.

What's happening here?

The sweeping hasn't been done?

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JaneJeffer · 05/05/2022 19:22

Aurelie will kill them!

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:26

He's not going to get much chance to celebrate his birthday tonight is he?

He was complaining a little about the fact his (singles) matches have been on very late, and that's probably why he was tired for his doubles match.

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kazzaD66 · 05/05/2022 19:30

Sorry Jane but I would deck Robbie!
It's a bloody hard decision because all three of them are boring, annoying, irritating tossers but if push came to shove, I think the one I'd choose to commentate with, if I really had to, would be Petch, because I think he would be the weakest and most submissive. If I threatened him, he might just shut up. Robbie certainly wouldn't and I hated Greg as a player, let alone a pundit, when he's allowed to chunter along to his heart's content!

As I will never have the misfortune to meet any of these prats, let alone share a commentary booth with them, perhaps I'm overthinking this? HmmGrin

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:40

Lovely story about Carlos at the exhibition. He really does seem straight from the Rafa mould, doesn't he?

He is a good human person. Grin

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kazzaD66 · 05/05/2022 19:45

I see that Salisbury and Ram lost in straight sets, so not a good day for the Brits!

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Fizzywinegum · 05/05/2022 19:47

Thanks for the new thread Jane Smile

my prime also went off mid Rafa interview - grrr Angry!

I was also on the phone to my DM who has been out for a rather long lunch so I was getting even less sense out of her than usual Hmm

Yes Annabel is a bit obsessed about Cam’s cough (you could probably hear it more as it was so quiet - no one was there!)

Catherine et al looked like extras from Downton Abbey!

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Fizzywinegum · 05/05/2022 19:48

I see that you’ve thought that through kazza - picking out Petch as the weakest link Grin -

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Fizzywinegum · 05/05/2022 19:54

I’ve not seen the robot dog - what does it do?

Aurelie was quite smiley at the start of the match (still quite scary though!)

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Raahh · 05/05/2022 19:58

Fizzy I am not actually sure what the robot dog is for. At the Euros, they had one that brought the match ball on.

This one is a spindly yellow thing of indeterminate breed (and doesn't seem to really have a head) and it kind of trots. It seemed to have drinks cans on it's backGrin, but it could have been tubes of balls or something.

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