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Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

Nice to know that in a tournament where horrendous calls were the trademark, the event finished on a similar note. They were nearly all on the baseline nearest to the camera, and were actually about equal for both players - Federer benefited from a couple, but so did Hewitt, and they were on fairly important points too. There's been some bad line judging at all the Slams this year, but the US Open was by far the worst, in fact just about the worst I've ever seen. The Grand Slam Committee has met to discuss these issues and it reopens the technology debate - any thoughts?

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

I seem to remember that there was on break point in the second to send Federer up by two breaks...they replayed it on that MacCam thing. But I might have been mistaken.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

Eulogising? Somebody died

BTW, I thought you'd be happy about all the bad calls in the Serena/JCap match, since you hate the Williams sisters so.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

eulogy n. (pl -ies) 1 a speech or writing in praise of a person. b an expression of praise. 2 US a funeral oration in praise of a person.

Apologies for not being American. And please cut out the vindictive crap about the Williams sisters, TT.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

They were pretty bad - the Aussie commentators were getting a "little" upset about one of the break points in particular - but I don't actually think a couple of line calls would have affected the outcome in this particular match I also suspect there were some bad ones both ways.

Still, I have to wonder if there's something about the lighting or the court or whatever because they really have been particularly bad.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

But yes, you're right, I confess to being a member of my local KKK branch and holding regular funeral pyres for effigies of the Williams sisters, whilst simultaneously worshipping the giant poster of Marianna Alves that stands on our club wall.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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eulogy n. (pl -ies) 1 a speech or writing in praise of a person. b an expression of praise. 2 US a funeral oration in praise of a person.

Apologies for not being American. And please cut out the vindictive crap about the Williams sisters, TT.
Hey, I only call it as I see it.

What the hell is TT?

Can't you use something more even-handed, like "accolades" ?
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But yes, you're right, I confess to being a member of my local KKK branch and holding regular funeral pyres for effigies of the Williams sisters, whilst simultaneously worshipping the giant poster of Marianna Alves that stands on our club wall.
It's amusing how your Fed-like demeanor become Mac-like with the mention of the Sisters.

You seem to fall in that trap every time.

Sorry
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

I'm only following in the esteemed footsteps of GWH, it's nothing for you to worry about.

I could use something more even-handed, but I felt like using that word and had no idea it held a different meaning in American until I checked the dictionary. You'll cope, I promise.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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It's amusing how your Fed-like demeanor become Mac-like with the mention of the Sisters.

You seem to fall in that trap every time.

Sorry
If you think that what I said was in any way Mac-like, then you're the one falling into a trap. When I really fulminate, I choose worthier and more omnipresent targets than the Williams sisters.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

Well, you shouldn't always follow the crowd. GWH apologized to me for calling me out of my name (although still have no idea what he meant by TT).
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

That's true, I usually have a style all of my own, but I thought it was appropriate in this particular case since you seem to have a chip on your shoulder about my Williams sister-hating. Times change, attitudes cool, I have altered my stance about them and you should do the same about me.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Amid the eulogising, how about a big hand for those line calls, eh?

No, I don't care that the Williams lost (although it would have been nice to see one in the finals).

I just mentioned them because I knew what your reaction would be.

BTW, what are your thought on that controversial call?
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