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Has Simon Reed ever watched tennis? "Jarkko Nieminen has a big serve"

Lopez
06-24-2010, 11:44 AM
Simon Reed is pretty clueless. In his short text on the Eurosport website, he wrote this about Nieminen/Murray:

Jarkko Nieminen has a big serve and he's a feisty character so it should be a good match against Andy Murray.

But Murray is just about as good a returner of the ball as you can get. I think Murray will be too good for Nieminen and he should win it in three.

WTF? Nieminen has one of the worst serves on the tour, blasting the first flat or with slow sidespin and then pushing the second serve (much like a lefty, worse version of Murray in this regard).

He's a counterpuncher and a crafty player, a bit like Murray in his style of play. This is one of Reed's worst comments so far IMO :lol:. Does he follow tennis at all?

Link: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/simon-reed/article/3918/

Andi-M
06-24-2010, 11:45 AM
Thats pretty funny. :lol:

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 11:47 AM
Haha. Simon Reed :worship:
Oh, wait, you mean he's being SERIOUS? :o

orangehat
06-24-2010, 11:49 AM
:spit:

:rolls:

I should apply to whatever newspaper he's working for.

scoobs
06-24-2010, 11:50 AM
He gets PAID to come up with this stuff.

MariaV
06-24-2010, 11:51 AM
:spit: :haha: That's a good one. :o :haha:

Xam'd
06-24-2010, 11:56 AM
WOW, it's true that Jarkko has worked to make his serve better, but didn't know it could actually be his strong point now :worship::worship:. WAIT, WOT, NOT.... Reed :o.

coonster14
06-24-2010, 12:47 PM
simon reed is a total clown, nieminen- a big server, WTH??? :haha:

Action Jackson
06-24-2010, 01:01 PM
He does stand up.

oranges
06-24-2010, 01:05 PM
I also want to be paid for writing nonsense about my favorite sport. How do you get such a job? Any tips?

emotion
06-24-2010, 01:14 PM
The 1st serve is prettty big... but the 2nd is maybe the worst in the Top 100 after Rochus

Lopez
06-24-2010, 01:39 PM
Jason Goodall, by contrast:

However, in coming up against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in the second round he will face a player who has, without a shadow of a doubt, the worst serve of anybody ever to rank inside the top 15 in the world, so even if Murray isn't able to post great numbers when stepping up to the line he still should have enough in his locker to get the job done, but later on in the tournament that won't necessarily be the case.

Someone who actually follows tennis :D.

:lol: at Reed.

Link to Goodall's analysis: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2010-06-23/201006231277295016216.html

buddyholly
06-24-2010, 02:08 PM
I also want to be paid for writing nonsense about my favorite sport. How do you get such a job? Any tips?

You are already writing nonsense. I'll send you a penny.

oranges
06-24-2010, 02:28 PM
You are already writing nonsense. I'll send you a penny.

:kiss: Getting a penny from every MTF clown would indeed suffice

scarecrows
06-24-2010, 02:46 PM
0 aces so far for big Niemo

Nidhogg
06-24-2010, 02:53 PM
0 aces so far for big Niemo

Beat me to it. Jarkko indeed clocked a whopping 0 aces today in his match against Murray.

Reed, you've done it again.

BEBE91
06-24-2010, 03:07 PM
Wow, this Murray is very good. He made Nieminen's serve look very weak.