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Will Andy Murray ever win a Grand Slam?

He will never ever win, lot's of runner ups though.
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He should at least get 1, surely!!!
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He will come good, winning a few!
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He will have bagel set wins many a time!
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He should do doubles, at least then he has a chance!
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Post by Dujon » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:25 am

Most of us here, TANGO, still think that he is a spoiled brat who wants attention, even though he is a damned good player and has, probably, the talent to make his mark in the world of tennis. Likewise, Bernard Tomic, another Australian. Perhaps they will go down in history as the "Terrible Twins".

On the other hand Ashleigh Barty is the exact opposite of those two.

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Post by Prufrock » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:25 am

Kyrgios is an absolute disgrace. Far too old now to be behaving like a child. Glad Rafa slapped him down!

Tomic the other day pathetic as well.
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Post by jmjhb » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 am

Polar opposite to Lleyton Hewitt who never seemed to give up!

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:14 pm

The Evans Sousa game. Wow! Tennis at its most absorbing. Typically it had to end in glorious defeat :roll:
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am

Tennis, cricket, baseball, rounders, and croquet should be outlawed internationally. In fact any game where a spherical object is hit by a modified stick should be banned... Polo, ping-pong, golf... the list is endless.
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Post by Enoch » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Tennis, cricket, baseball, rounders, and croquet should be outlawed internationally. In fact any game where a spherical object is hit by a modified stick should be banned... Polo, ping-pong, golf... the list is endless.
Modified stick!

What like Donaldson's right leg?

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:13 pm

Enoch wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am
Tennis, cricket, baseball, rounders, and croquet should be outlawed internationally. In fact any game where a spherical object is hit by a modified stick should be banned... Polo, ping-pong, golf... the list is endless.
Modified stick!

What like Donaldson's right leg?
Yep. When I'm World President/King, any fxcker using their leg as a modified stick would be banned from playing football.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:16 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am
Tennis, cricket, baseball, rounders, and croquet should be outlawed internationally. In fact any game where a spherical object is hit by a modified stick should be banned... Polo, ping-pong, golf... the list is endless.
Here's something for you to enjoy, Spotto. :)

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Post by Dujon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:47 am

How about 'blow football', Spotty. Does a jet of air constitute a modified stick?

Crikey, until you posted that I hadn't thought about blow football for many a decade. Silly old me. :)

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am
Tennis, cricket, baseball, rounders, and croquet should be outlawed internationally. In fact any game where a spherical object is hit by a modified stick should be banned... Polo, ping-pong, golf... the list is endless.
Here's something for you to enjoy, Spotto. :)

Death penalty for that one... :D
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Dujon wrote:
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How about 'blow football', Spotty. Does a jet of air constitute a modified stick?

Crikey, until you posted that I hadn't thought about blow football for many a decade. Silly old me. :)
Errrrrm!? Not sure about that. I mean on one hand, it's not really a spherical object being hit with a modified stick. But on the other hand, it's feckin disgusting, all that redistributed spit... :vomit:
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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Roger Federer...6-1,6-2,6-2..against a guy who serves at 136 m.p.h. Awesome display.
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Post by jmjhb » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm

To be honest, Berrettini just isn't that good. There just isn't any depth outside the big 3 especially these days.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:01 am

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
To be honest, Berrettini just isn't that good. There just isn't any depth outside the big 3 especially these days.
I'm no tennis authority by any means so I'll take your word for it jmjhb. Just seems some decent stuff being played at the moment.
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Post by Prufrock » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 am

jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
To be honest, Berrettini just isn't that good. There just isn't any depth outside the big 3 especially these days.
There's an interesting football parallel between top level quality but predictable winners v lower quality but more competition.

Women's game has been a free for all since before Serena went on maternity. A never ending supply of world #1s who'd never won a major. Osaka comes along and then falls apart in public.

Men's game is about to get a lot more competitive but nowhere near the quality. Arguably 3 of the (say 5) greatest players of all time still playing near their peak (and 4 of the top 20 including Andy Murray who in any other era would've won maybe 8-10 majors). None of the young ones got anywhere near, still. Thiem is Nadal's Danny Guthrie. Zverev and Tsitsipas crumbling come quarters.

We live in a world where is more than possible Nick Kyrgios will win more majors than Andy Murray. Tough times for the bookies ahead.
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Prufrock wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 am
jmjhb wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:30 pm
To be honest, Berrettini just isn't that good. There just isn't any depth outside the big 3 especially these days.
There's an interesting football parallel between top level quality but predictable winners v lower quality but more competition.

Women's game has been a free for all since before Serena went on maternity. A never ending supply of world #1s who'd never won a major. Osaka comes along and then falls apart in public.

Men's game is about to get a lot more competitive but nowhere near the quality. Arguably 3 of the (say 5) greatest players of all time still playing near their peak (and 4 of the top 20 including Andy Murray who in any other era would've won maybe 8-10 majors). None of the young ones got anywhere near, still. Thiem is Nadal's Danny Guthrie. Zverev and Tsitsipas crumbling come quarters.

We live in a world where is more than possible Nick Kyrgios will win more majors than Andy Murray. Tough times for the bookies ahead.
It’s interesting seeing the longevity of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and warwinka. I remember tennis always seemed to be a younger mans game, with players being ‘past it’ by their late 20s. Saw a fun fact the other day though that no man born after 1988 has ever won a major. That’s essentially a generation of players who’ve missed out.

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:48 pm

Annabel Croft. Either wear the fxcking sunglasses or take them off.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Annabel Croft. Either wear the fxcking sunglasses or take them off.
Got to go with the style man; they're cosmetic, not functional.... :wink:

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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Serena Williams can't ever be denied as a women's tennis champ. Since watching her partner Andy Murray in the mixed doubles I don't think I ever quite realised what a powerhouse unit she really is. Frightening..... :shock:
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Post by Prufrock » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Glad to see there was nothing much to miss there.
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