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neilnunb
2 hours ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Sun again showing the difference between a qualifier who battles and possesses the quality to reach Wimbledon, and a fashion model who fakes injury and gets freebies to the big tournaments 

 

 

This went well.

 

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Re Novak . Like I said last night it was pretty dire. He clearly wants to be liked . Nowt wrong with that . Just don’t court it . It should come naturally . He’s tried too hard . He will end his tennis career as the Goat . Let Fedal win the beauty , instagram and social media popularity stakes . If I was him I’d know what is more important . I wonder if he does though ? A complex man and a modern day hero to many outwith his tennis achievements too . 

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Mikey1874

BBC commentators desperate for Sinner to win.

 

Final set.

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Victorian
3 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

BBC commentators desperate for Sinner to win.

 

Final set.

 

Sensing there's not much affection for Medvedev.  

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
1 hour ago, neilnunb said:

 

 

This went well.

 

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She played pretty well. And hit some winners. And didn’t fake injury.

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
2 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

Sensing there's not much affection for Medvedev.  


That long break was a bit of a scam

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Victorian
Just now, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


That long break was a bit of a scam

 

We'll see if Djoko gets taken to task in the same way for one of his.

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JudyJudyJudy
2 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


She played pretty well. And hit some winners. And didn’t fake injury.

So the sun isn’t shining anymore ? She was ok but made too many unforced errors against drama queen 

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JudyJudyJudy
6 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

Sensing there's not much affection for Medvedev.  

He’s scruffy 

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Mikey1874
3 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


She played pretty well. And hit some winners. And didn’t fake injury.

 

Losing 16 points in a row was certainly an achievement.

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
10 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Losing 16 points in a row was certainly an achievement.


How many fashion shows did she manage to attend in the meantime?

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
14 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

We'll see if Djoko gets taken to task in the same way for one of his.


Probably easier to get stuck into some Commie than one of the greatest 

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Malinga the Swinga

Two of the dullest quarter finals ever at Wimbledon. Commentator desperately trying to will Sinner to victory while commentator, possibly Castle, making other unwatchable.

Crowd asleep on both matches but not surprising as personalities non existent.

Hopefully Medvedev can win and Sinner, with his illness that appears only when he is losing, disappears from tournament.

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neilnunb
13 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


How many fashion shows did she manage to attend in the meantime?

 

 

Speaking of fashion...Emma looking well here, especially like that accessory she's holding.  Does Sun have similar?

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Morgan

Players only seem to be 'injured' or 'ill' when they are losing.

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Rudi Skacel
15 minutes ago, neilnunb said:

 

 

Speaking of fashion...Emma looking well here, especially like that accessory she's holding.  Does Sun have similar?

 

 

 

 

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You are biting and giving hime what he wants sadly. Just ignore and let him try and get his kicks another way. He will soon get bored. 

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rudi must stay

Tommy Paul's dad looks a tough guy. Maybe not many laughs behind the scenes 

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
1 hour ago, neilnunb said:

 

 

Speaking of fashion...Emma looking well here, especially like that accessory she's holding.  Does Sun have similar?

 

 

 

 

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Lifting that must have resulted in a fatality. No wonder she’s needed three ops 

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
1 hour ago, Rudi Skacel said:


You are biting and giving hime what he wants sadly. Just ignore and let him try and get his kicks another way. He will soon get bored. 


:pleasing:

 

oh look, it’s Clare Balding 

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neilnunb
1 hour ago, Rudi Skacel said:


You are biting and giving hime what he wants sadly. Just ignore and let him try and get his kicks another way. He will soon get bored. 

 

 

You do realise it's all fun, right? 🤔😁

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neilnunb

Paolini thrashes Navarro. To think Paolini should really have lost the last round too. Big chance, especially with her recent form.

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JudyJudyJudy
4 minutes ago, neilnunb said:

Paolini thrashes Navarro. To think Paolini should really have lost the last round too. Big chance, especially with her recent form.

OH well thats my non bet down. 

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JudyJudyJudy

Mac singing Novaks praises on telly the now. Good on him. " Hes the greatest" silly bint Bauld not all understanding why the crowd were against Novak.  " the British love the underdogs"....deck of 

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Princess Beatrice = actual royalty ✅
Sir Cliff Richard = musical royalty ✅
Michael McIntyre = comedy royalty ✅
Stephen Fry = cultural royalty ✅
The Royal Box at #Wimbledon is PACKED today 🙌
 
copied and pasted....sounds a fecking nightmare 
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Samuel Camazzola
1 hour ago, JudyJudyJudy said:

Mac singing Novaks praises on telly the now. Good on him. " Hes the greatest" silly bint Bauld not all understanding why the crowd were against Novak.  " the British love the underdogs"....deck of 

He nailed it with his take on Novak and last night's events. 

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JudyJudyJudy
6 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

He nailed it with his take on Novak and last night's events. 

Yes he really did . 👍👍

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I P Knightley
14 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

He nailed it with his take on Novak and last night's events. 

There's two possible true facts in the story:

 

One is that crowds, for some reason, enjoy a chant where they can make an "oooo" sound. They do it with Bruce Springsteen; they do it with Joe Root at the cricket and they do it with Rune/Ruud at the tennis. It sounds like a boo and I've had to explain to someone in a Springsteen gig that they're not booing Roy Bittan or Stevie van Zandt.

So, that was happening the other night for Rune. 

 

The other is that Wimbledon crowds have always been cool towards Novak. The reasons for that are varied but largely that others (Murray, Federer and Nadal - and Fearnley :D ) have been their favourites but Djoko has been better than them. 

 

However, the Wimbledon crowd has always shown this favouritism by cheering Djoko's oppo heartily and, at worst, cheering for mistakes Novak's coughed up to give points to the other guy. They've never booed him just for the fun of it. Whilst they are an odd crowd, they do show their appreciation for Djoko's achievements; often grudgingly but they do it nonetheless. 

 

Djoko has either read the room wrong and conflated these two facts or he's playing a game, knowing that he can feed off a crowd's negativity to fuel his own game. That could come in handy today, when he's playing Katie Boulter's other boyfriend, and on Sunday if he's playing another crowd favourite, Alcaraz. 

 

He's not going to back down, though; not unless he wins on Sunday, when he'll acknowledge the support and fairness of the crowd. It's not been his finest PR moment!

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I P Knightley

Djokovic gets a bye to the semi-final. 

 

DeMinaur has had to withdraw with a knackered hip. 

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Rudi Skacel

Shame. I was really looking forward to that match. This will help Djokovic massively as it gives him 3 days rest before his semi which is ideal at this stage and what he has been through the last few weeks. 

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Mikey1874

Crowd can get a practice shouting Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Victorian

De Minaur done himself on match point 1 of 2.  Somehow played and won the 2nd.  

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I P Knightley
43 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Crowd can get a practice shouting Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Maybe try a version of the shout at goalies taking a goal kick:

 

Ooooooohhh-you're-Fritz-aaaahhh!

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Victorian

Musetti vs Fritz is 'average' fayre.  Djokovic is not likely to be troubled by these.  

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JudyJudyJudy

I expect Novak to be in the final 

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JudyJudyJudy

Nice to see Rybakina win 🥇 

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, Victorian said:

Musetti vs Fritz is 'average' fayre.  Djokovic is not likely to be troubled by these.  

I'm enjoying the match, favouring Musetti, who seems to have a bit more flair. 

 

We've been spoiled over the years to think that this is average stuff!

 

(Typed while Fraylor Titz was playing a service game like a donkey!!)

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Victorian
23 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm enjoying the match, favouring Musetti, who seems to have a bit more flair. 

 

We've been spoiled over the years to think that this is average stuff!

 

(Typed while Fraylor Titz was playing a service game like a donkey!!)

 

Fritz just looks like a one dimensional player without any intensity as well.  Can see why he's never gone beyond Q/F in a major.  Musetti is younger so may go on to become a top 10er.  Hard to imagine him troubling Djokovic or Alcaraz though.

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28 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm enjoying the match, favouring Musetti, who seems to have a bit more flair. 

 

We've been spoiled over the years to think that this is average stuff!

 

(Typed while Fraylor Titz was playing a service game like a donkey!!)

 

Can Imagine Judy being glued to the telly in that game 😌.

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I P Knightley
41 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

Fritz just looks like a one dimensional player without any intensity as well.  Can see why he's never gone beyond Q/F in a major.  Musetti is younger so may go on to become a top 10er.  Hard to imagine him troubling Djokovic or Alcaraz though.

Going to five sets gives Djoko a double whammy. A day off for him and a dogfight for his oppo. 

 

Booo!!

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I P Knightley

Ladies' semi-finals being "contested" this afternoon. First set came and went in about half an hour. Paolini needs to wake up and go a wee bit radge or she's oot by 3pm. 

 

Rybina follows and quite likely to go through her oppo like a hot knife through butter. 

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Sooperstar

Far too much greetin' going on from players during matches in this tournament.

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PortyJambo
On 08/07/2024 at 14:21, PortyJambo said:

I was just having a look down the latest scores on the BBC, which included the Wimbledon Juniors. There's British female called Mingge Xu, and an American called Kaylun Bigun...they really need to team up in the mixed doubles

I notice that Bigun is still in, he hasn't slipped out of the tournament yet. Mingge is out though, probably tightened up too much when things were getting hairy.

 

::troll::

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Sooperstar
1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

Ladies' semi-finals being "contested" this afternoon. First set came and went in about half an hour. Paolini needs to wake up and go a wee bit radge or she's oot by 3pm.

Paolini wins the longest Ladies Singles Semi Final in Wimbledon history.

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JudyJudyJudy

Managed the tail end of that match . Was Vekic injured or does she go to the same charm school as Murray ? Paolini is a throwback to the old court players like both Martinas , Evonne Cawley , etc so a delight to watch . But serving at sometimes 60 mph ?? FFS I could serve faster . 😂 if Elena gets through I think she be way too powerful for her . She’s so gifted as a player 

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JudyJudyJudy
10 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

Paolini wins the longest Ladies Singles Semi Final in Wimbledon history.

Nearly 3 hours whereas that’s just a warm up for some of the guys 

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JudyJudyJudy
16 minutes ago, PortyJambo said:

I notice that Bigun is still in, he hasn't slipped out of the tournament yet. Mingge is out though, probably tightened up too much when things were getting hairy.

 

::troll::

 

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