Anonymous
Earlier this year

Off topic: the tennis season thread

Always find this very entertaining. Come on Roger!

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The Fed Express  
Earlier this year

Thank you anonymous,

I will try extra hard at the Australian Open, not just for you but all of my other fans,

Sincerely

Roger

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They should play the Australian Open in Adelaide. It would seem fitting that the most boring sport gets played in the most boring city.

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AshT  
Earlier this year

I personally black-banned the Australian Open when they took away paying the ball kids.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I follow tennis but all year round, really don't understand why people only follow it during the most boring month of the year since the players are starting their season so aren't 100%. Oh wait, since it's in our country it means it's good - then forgotten about. Sheep. Give me a break, the rest of the season especially May-June onwards is the best when things really heat up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There's always something special when there are big matches in your own country and timezone. Yes, the other big tournaments are fun too but are often on whilst we are asleep.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I find most tennis matches are on when I'm asleep.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

European summer i.e. French Open clay, Wimbledon grass, even Masters tournaments such as historic Monte Carlo are the best. Although I am in Perth so our timezone suits it better than the east.

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

The clay season is a bit predictable. Nadal won, result later

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Perthworld, what's your favourite tournament?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

look at that all 3 of the multiple personalities talking to each other what are the odds

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Well shit, you're an anonymous poster.

All you pricks are the same to me.

PW, can't go past Gstaad and Queen's for spectacle and Aus Open for overall excitement level

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wimbledon for a major.

Monte Carlo for a smaller tournament purely due to the scenery.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Wimbledon is crap for quality because people don't play grass 11 months of the year. Surely you will look to any of the other three majors if quality is so imperative.

Monte Carlo, yeah that's another. Admit it, you can't beat Queen's Day 1... pristine grass with the brick clubhouse right beside the court. Gorgeous

Aus Open is the most well-run and accommodating-to-players slam on the calender. We have the most impressive tournament on the tour, it's a real feat. Not something that can be dismissed

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Can't say I've ever paid detailed attention to Queen's being a minor tournament. I follow tennis but not *that* closely. Re: Wimbledon - probably just a sucker for the history and the club's charm. They should play more grass during the season.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Pat Cash used to love playing on grass.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

James Harvey too

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Using a crap username like Manu Fieldel or Perthworld doesn't make you better than any anon.
No one knows who you wankers are.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

James Harvey liked grass, clay... pretty much everything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ dickhead

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Perthworld, your tone about January will surely change next year with the World Tour Cup. Players are getting happier with the Aus Open every year, and it's becoming as prestigious as the other slams

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol @ Fieldel

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

World Tour Cup LOL... more garbage team based tournaments yay. ATP only set it up to counter the privately run Laver Cup.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh, you're actually a troll in every thread, not just Perth ones. Can't fault your consistency I suppose.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

What? I don't mind Davis Cup but don't see the point of all these new team based tournaments especially since it's become political and a way to defend perceived turf.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

you will love it if every team is allowed to have 3 import players

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

LOL

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

What a win by Switzerland in the Hopman cup!

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

A big day today at the Sydney open. Possibly twin Aussie titles!

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Bear  
Earlier this year

Well Vardy just couldn't guts it out as well as her opponent and came in a tough second but De Maneaur did a great job winning his first major, well done to both!

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Andy Murray has announced he will retire from tennis soon due to a bad hip. A shame, I wonder if he pushed his body too much over the course of his career?

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Injuries are a way of life for professional sports persons 'W. Byrd'.
Murray will still be highly regarded amongst tennis greats.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

definitely not a 'great' with 3 grand slam wins and 2 of those handed to him on a platter (i.e. never had to beat anyone good because the top players were either out injured at the time or upset out by someone else)
will be known as a great talent who wasted it by choking a lot

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Your argument regarding "great" players being upset in the earlier rounds nullifies Murray's feats is ridiculous. If they so clearly outclassed Murray and their opponents, they wouldn't have been upset in the first place.

Murray's career coincided with two of the greatest, in Djokovic and Nadal, and arguably THE greatest tennis player of all time in Federer.

Despite this, he managed to win multiple grand slams and consistently rank amongst the best in the very best world for several years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Murray was a very, very good player,probably not great but as pointed out in a time when two greats and one probably greatest ever. Great person though if at times grumpy. I wish him well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I guess some people have a really weak definition of great

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Murray's career winning percentage would be up there with the all-time greats, I would've thought?

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Impressive fightback this by Murray

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Larry Byrd  
Earlier this year

Quiet please Wendy.
Take your medication.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Loving John McEnroe commentary, Kyrgios has to grow up, the mans a pratt

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Courier > McEnroe

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kyrigos, tomic, kokkinakis. Hopefully all 3 go out first round.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol my bad, they did. Awesome.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McEnroe >> Courier

McEnroe is jovial, makes it fun.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's a moron, and makes it annoying.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Each to their own:):)

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Kyrigos is a piece of shit.

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

What happened to Courier this year?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shut up Wendyworld.

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Courier relegated to commentating women's matches now? Ouch.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Who cares Wendy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McEnroe number one man and rightly so.

Nadal and Sharapova should play one another in grunt off, it's a f..king joke should be banned at those decibels.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Come on Bolty

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Roger Federer has been knocked out by a man they're calling the Greek freak!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Serena Williams has been eliminated!

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Courier AND McEnroe in the commentary booth tonight

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pathetic effort from Tsitsipas tonight

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The three commentators were fantastic, really enjoyable.

Nadal is just to good, won't drop a set to win, will overtake Federer in majors.

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Hanging Round  
Earlier this year

So much for McEnroe's big statements about the new generation coming through.

Roger reminded him that one win doesn’t make someone a champion, then Rafa showed the class that the 'older generation’ have and put McEnroe back in his box

Having said that, I do love the commentary that McEnroe and especially Courier bring as both have been great champions and deserve respect (just not get carried away)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I thought Roger played pretty poorly against tsitsipas. Too much hype for the young kid, although he was very good himself. Tonight showed he's got a ways to go

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wonder if the haters of the 3 import rule are salty that having courier and McEnroe has squeezed Sam Groth out of the box

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So, it's the big one. Nadal vs The Joker. Who ya got?

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

Well done Osaka the new #1

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was a great women's final, good tennis and tense right to the end. Osaka has lots of improvements yet, will be a great champion, very humble as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree that Osaka was quite modest but that tool Tony Jones had a really silly tone to his post match interview

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Novak will be the GOAT by the time he retires

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Quick start by the joker

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Novak has all the answers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Missed McEnroe commentary, Hewit and Courier to bias towards Nadal, fancy telling us that Nadal jumping up and down in the tunnel was playing mind games with Djokovic. The joker played the mind games on the court. McEnroe would've told wake up to themselves.

Well done the joker, far to good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can the joker surpass Federer's 20 slams?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What does everyone think of the new Davis Cup format this year? A bit more "world cup ish". I like it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Australia is going to the Davis Cup finals!

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