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Is the death of tennis imminent?

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 03:19 PM
Someone had to do it :lol:

Can Canas come back from his suspension and win a tourney over former RG champ and former HNIC Juan Carlos "confidence" Ferrero?

Can Karlovic ride his serve all the way to the title beating Andy "dental plan" Murray, and make the SJ tourney organizers kick themselves in the ass for speeding up the court?


O, Dubai, where art thou? :awww:

tangerine_dream
02-18-2007, 06:52 PM
Plus Baggy lost, so yes, this week marks the end of tennis as we know it. :sad:

cobalt60
02-18-2007, 07:31 PM
:singer:"it's the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine"

kobulingam
02-18-2007, 07:34 PM
Tennis will have a mini death when Federer's retires.

+alonso
02-18-2007, 07:37 PM
I agree just with the 2nd statement :lol:
I mean... If that happens, would be the end for tennis! :haha:

atheneglaukopis
02-18-2007, 07:51 PM
Tennis might vanish from the face of the earth overnight, but I have the feeling MTF would survive. Kind of like cockroaches after a nuclear holocaust. :lol:

crouching
02-18-2007, 08:14 PM
Omen 1 - Baggy lost today

Omen 2 - Canas won today

If or when Omen 3 (Karlovic wins a title) strikes, we'll have to evacuate to our nuclear shelters.

cobalt60
02-18-2007, 08:14 PM
Tennis might vanish from the face of the earth overnight, but I have the feeling MTF would survive. Kind of like cockroaches after a nuclear holocaust. :lol:

That is too good :rolls:

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
Omen 1 - Baggy lost today

Omen 2 - Canas won today

If or when Omen 3 (Karlovic wins a title) strikes, we'll have to evacuate to our nuclear shelters.

indeed. :bolt:

Although i am quite afraid because the fate of the tennis world is on the shoulders of ANDY MURRAY :scared:

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
Tennis will have a mini death when Federer's retires.
Tennis will probably slowly die UNTIL he retires.

crouching
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Although i am quite afraid because the fate of the tennis world is on the shoulders of ANDY MURRAY :scared:

As C3P0 says in Star Wars... "We're doomed!"

Snowwy
02-18-2007, 08:29 PM
Plus Baggy lost, so yes, this week marks the end of tennis as we know it. :sad:

Well thats not surprising, how often does he actually win.

Bremen
02-18-2007, 08:52 PM
Tennis will probably slowly die UNTIL he retires.

Does every comment you make have to be about Federer? You post way more about him than your faves...

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 08:55 PM
Roddick made number 1 and tennis survived.

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-18-2007, 08:56 PM
Does every comment you make have to be about Federer? You post way more about him than your faves...
No, I just post whatever is in GM. Not my fault there is a Federer obsession is it.

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:00 PM
You contribute very heavily to that Federer obsession, so good job. Anyhow no worries, whatever happens in the San Jose final I have a tennis song in the works that will make everyone here feel better about the terrifying dominance of the serve.

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:04 PM
Roddick made number 1 and tennis survived.

true, but one must keep in mind the extremely relevent fact that Roddick is both American and HoT1111!!1!!!! 2 teh NTH deGreE1!!1!!!!

Karlovic, unfortunately, has neither quality

Bremen
02-18-2007, 09:06 PM
No, I just post whatever is in GM. Not my fault there is a Federer obsession is it.

This thread isn't really about Federer but still you're commenting on him. Well whatever...I shouldn't get worked up about these things.

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:06 PM
true, but one must keep in mind the extremely relevent fact that Roddick is both American and HoT1111!!1!!!! 2 teh NTH deGreE1!!1!!!!

Karlovic, unfortunately, has neither quality

I always liked that small ponytail he had poking out of the back of his cap, I wonder if it's still there?

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:06 PM
I always liked that small ponytail he had poking out of the back of his cap, I wonder if it's still there?

Karlovic?

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:07 PM
Yes.

Bremen
02-18-2007, 09:07 PM
true, but one must keep in mind the extremely relevent fact that Roddick is both American and HoT1111!!1!!!! 2 teh NTH deGreE1!!1!!!!

Karlovic, unfortunately, has neither quality

Well at least Karlovic won't be number 1...

crouching
02-18-2007, 09:08 PM
Roddick made number 1 and tennis survived.

Just barely. Federer overtook Roddick for No. 1 in the nick of time, before we had to resort to euthanasia.

nobama
02-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Tennis will probably slowly die UNTIL he retires.

Read this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/17/sports/tennis/17agassi.html?ref=sports

Agassi took a break from his schedule to watch nearly all of the Australian Open, marveling at the dominance of the champion, Roger Federer.

“The guy’s the best in the world at four or five areas of the game,” Agassi said. “That’s absurd.”

Agassi said he did not think Federer’s lack of competition took away from the drama. “If anyone knows about sports, they know they’re watching history,” he said.

Agassi said he could not wait for the French Open, the only Grand Slam event Federer has not won.

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Yes.

i dont know. ask one of the croatards. should he win, the same ones will be proclaiming his ability to walk on water are the same ones who crucified him last week in DC.

Just barely. Federer overtook Roddick for No. 1 in the nick of time, before we had to resort to euthanasia.

PHEW!!!!

tangerine_dream
02-18-2007, 09:11 PM
Roddick made number 1 and tennis survived.
Roddick beat Berdych on foreign red clay and both you *and* Glenn Mirnyi survived :eek:
:p

scarecrows
02-18-2007, 09:12 PM
true, but one must keep in mind the extremely relevent fact that Roddick is both American and HoT1111!!1!!!! 2 teh NTH deGreE1!!1!!!!

Karlovic, unfortunately, has neither quality

Big Ivo gets all the chicks

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Roddick beat Berdych on foreign red clay and both you *and* Glenn Mirnyi survived :eek:
:p

and hes UNDEFEATED ON CLAY!!!!! 2 match winning streak! watch out Rafa!!!

Big Ivo gets all the chicks

I guess they think vertical height = horizontal height :aplot:

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Roddick beat Berdych on foreign red clay and both you *and* Glenn Mirnyi survived :eek:
:p

I am surprised you haven't been tested for saddle soreness from all the bandwagon jumping, but treatment for saddle soreness isn't banned yet.

12-1 too big

scarecrows
02-18-2007, 09:17 PM
and hes UNDEFEATED ON CLAY!!!!! 2 match winning streak! watch out Rafa!!!



I guess they think vertical height = horizontal height :aplot:

everything is proportional

R.Federer
02-18-2007, 09:17 PM
12-1 too big

It's 13-1 :) (even bigger)

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 09:18 PM
It's 13-1 :)

Should be 14-0.

scarecrows
02-18-2007, 09:18 PM
I am surprised you haven't been tested for saddle soreness from all the bandwagon jumping, but treatment for saddle soreness isn't banned yet.

12-1 too big

13 :awww:

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-18-2007, 09:19 PM
Read this:
I'm not interested in what Agassi says about Federer. You do realise the opinions I have are my own, I don't live through my favourite. If Federer said something on the other hand, no doubt you would bow down, kiss his ass and agree with anything he says.

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:19 PM
i like how the thread got roddick and federer mixed in already, but no rafa love? :awww:

Bremen
02-18-2007, 09:20 PM
Should be 14-0.

It should be. If it wasn't for those nerves and those 10 double faults it probably would be 14-0.

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 09:21 PM
i like how the thread got roddick and federer mixed in already, but no rafa love? :awww:

Bacon is always on the menu, but timing is essential.

scarecrows
02-18-2007, 09:21 PM
i like how the thread got roddick and federer mixed in already, but no rafa love? :awww:

coz that moonballer sux :p

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:24 PM
Bacon is always on the menu, but timing is essential.

coz that moonballer sux :p

see above quote :p

crouching
02-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Nah, whatever Nadal does or does not do, it is inconsequential to the fate of tennis, so he doesn't belong in this thread....

We are anxiously awaiting the fate of tennis tonight.... if Murray the "Saviour" does not slay Dr Evil, we're all doomed!

tangerine_dream
02-18-2007, 09:35 PM
I am surprised you haven't been tested for saddle soreness from all the bandwagon jumping, but treatment for saddle soreness isn't banned yet.
Yes, I am clearly just a bandwagon hopper, how did you know? All of my favorite players keep winning all of these titles, damn I suck at being a tennis fan. :sad:

12-1 too big
:yawn: Get back to me when your third world claycourt geniuses manage to get in that many finals with Federer and let's how they stack up against him, mmkay? :angel:

I'm not interested in what Agassi says about Federer. You do realise the opinions I have are my own, I don't live through my favourite. If Federer said something on the other hand, no doubt you would bow down, kiss his ass and agree with anything he says.
That is the essence of being a Fedtard. Notice how many of them, like mirkaland, can't even have discussions about other players without always bringing up Roger.

i like how the thread got roddick and federer mixed in already, but no rafa love? :awww:
I like Rafa. It's the year of the piggy after all. :D

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:39 PM
I like Rafa. It's the year of the piggy after all. :D

True, but the year doesnt start until next Monday :)

Nah, whatever Nadal does or does not do, it is inconsequential to the fate of tennis, so he doesn't belong in this thread....

maybe not at the moment, but should he deny Federer the RG crown for the 3rd year running, that thinking might change

atheneglaukopis
02-18-2007, 09:41 PM
i like how the thread got roddick and federer mixed in already, but no rafa love? :awww:That was implied in the phrase "saddle soreness", just for different reasons. :p

crouching
02-18-2007, 09:42 PM
If tennis dies tonight after Karlovic wins a title, we'll need a coffin...

Should we use a wooden coffin or a carbon composite fibre coffin?

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:42 PM
It should be. If it wasn't for those nerves and those 10 double faults it probably would be 14-0.

Well if we're going to play that game, then it should arguably be 12-2: Shanghai last year being one, and their first encounter in Basel 01 being the other (Roddick was 5-3 up in the deciding TB and lost it 7-5; mind you Federer had previously served for the match and blown it, so that's a tough one to call).

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 09:43 PM
That was implied in the phrase "saddle soreness", just for different reasons. :p

:aplot:

If tennis dies tonight after Karlovic wins a title, we'll need a coffin...

Should we use a wooden coffin or a carbon composite fibre coffin?

a taraflex coffin :sad:

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:43 PM
If tennis dies tonight after Karlovic wins a title, we'll need a coffin...

Should we use a wooden coffin or a carbon composite fibre coffin?

Untalented pallbearers always rise to the top with these modern coffins.

atheneglaukopis
02-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Well if we're going to play that game, then it should arguably be 12-2: Shanghai last year being one, and their first encounter in Basel 01 being the other (Roddick was 5-3 up in the deciding TB and lost it 7-5; mind you Federer had previously served for the match and blown it, so that's a tough one to call).Federer should be 606-9 for his career, and that's all there is to it.

Bremen
02-18-2007, 09:47 PM
Well if we're going to play that game, then it should arguably be 12-2: Shanghai last year being one, and their first encounter in Basel 01 being the other (Roddick was 5-3 up in the deciding TB and lost it 7-5; mind you Federer had previously served for the match and blown it, so that's a tough one to call).

Yeah we could play this game for a while, and you're right there have been some close encounters...but 10 double faults for Federer? I had heard about the lone loss to Roddick for quite some time but it was only a few weeks ago when I looked at the stats and saw how badly Federer served.

atheneglaukopis
02-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Untalented pallbearers always rise to the top with these modern coffins."You must spread blah blah blah." :worship:

jole
02-18-2007, 09:51 PM
:yawn: Get back to me when your third world claycourt geniuses manage to get in that many finals with Federer and let's how they stack up against him, mmkay? :angel:



If tennis was only about the top 10, you might have a point, but thankfully you do not because tennis is better than that. :)

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 09:54 PM
Yes, I am clearly just a bandwagon hopper, how did you know? All of my favorite players keep winning all of these titles, damn I suck at being a tennis fan. :sad:

Then again tangerinus I am a fascist according to you, so in your case one ridiculous call deserves another one. :)

:yawn: Get back to me when your third world claycourt geniuses manage to get in that many finals with Federer and let's how they stack up against him, mmkay? :angel:


Yes, my life will be so much more complete when players I like win all the time. So when is the inner intellectual that lies there under the surface going to show?

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 09:57 PM
Yeah we could play this game for a while, and you're right there have been some close encounters...but 10 double faults for Federer? I had heard about the lone loss to Roddick for quite some time but it was only a few weeks ago when I looked at the stats and saw how badly Federer served.

Yes, he got visibly nervous. He was serving at *4-3, 30-30 in the final set and twice in a row allowed balls from Roddick to drop in which he thought (or rather, hoped) were going out, and paid the price. But still, even though winning that match would have made him no. 1, he would almost certainly have lost it again before the end of the year with those subsequent defeats to Nalbandian in Cincy and New York (and guess who was waiting for him in the Montreal final had he beaten Roddick), and he wouldn't have the unbeaten streak at the top of the rankings that he has now.

LaTenista
02-18-2007, 10:11 PM
Who's going to deliver the eulogy? :unsure:

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 10:13 PM
Who's going to deliver the eulogy? :unsure:

Murray :sad: but, lets not get negative here :sad:

atheneglaukopis
02-18-2007, 10:15 PM
Who's going to deliver the eulogy? :unsure:Mr. Disney (see Shanghai final).

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 10:15 PM
Who's going to deliver the eulogy? :unsure:

Mr. Disney.

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 10:15 PM
Disney or Murray?

Fee
02-18-2007, 10:50 PM
Blaze, for our intellectual benefit, could you please review the MTF Laws that have come into play in this thread? I need it for my Continuing Education credits. Thank you.

Bremen
02-18-2007, 11:04 PM
Yes, he got visibly nervous. He was serving at *4-3, 30-30 in the final set and twice in a row allowed balls from Roddick to drop in which he thought (or rather, hoped) were going out, and paid the price. But still, even though winning that match would have made him no. 1, he would almost certainly have lost it again before the end of the year with those subsequent defeats to Nalbandian in Cincy and New York (and guess who was waiting for him in the Montreal final had he beaten Roddick), and he wouldn't have the unbeaten streak at the top of the rankings that he has now.

Huh you make some good points. He did say he didn't think he was ready to be number 1 at the time and it showed.

tangerine_dream
02-18-2007, 11:10 PM
Then again tangerinus I am a fascist according to you, so in your case one ridiculous call deserves another one. :)

Yes, my life will be so much more complete when players I like win all the time. So when is the inner intellectual that lies there under the surface going to show?
I love how your pithy run-on sentences manage to say so much without saying much of anything. George is the word. :worship:

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 11:42 PM
Blaze, for our intellectual benefit, could you please review the MTF Laws that have come into play in this thread? I need it for my Continuing Education credits. Thank you.

:lol: sure thing Fee

I love how your pithy run-on sentences manage to say so much without saying much of anything. George is the word. :worship:

:haha: SO TRUE!!!

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 11:46 PM
ok Fee, the following Laws have come into enforcement in this thread:


1. Making sense is optional

2. The probability of a thread on MTF becoming about Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal or both approaches 1 with respect to time (Mandoura’s Law)

3. Speculation can be treated as fact, as can fact be considered speculation

6. Everyone loves Safin. There are 2 groups of people, Rafa fans and Fed fans, and they don’t like each other too much. And everyone hates (or, at least dislikes) Roddick (Jenanun's Law)

7. (Insert noun here) is on the juice

8. Lose=Choke

12. Just because a thread begins as “A” topic, doesn’t mean it cant translate to “B”, “C”, and “D” topic. Also, most topics turn to slash and/or sex after the unimportant things have been discussed. I.E. tennis.

14. If you make a post, expect to be criticized, flamed, and degraded by someone else by use of personal insults. Also, threads based on a quote from an idiot tennis figure head MUST be flamed to no end. Also, going off on off-topic tangents, namecalling, and use of the :retard: smily are good ways of showing that you have run out of bullshit to spew, and have lost the argument.

15. EVERYTHING gets blown out of proportion. An example is whenever a player gives an interview or says some little Mickey Mouse controversial comment, expect someone to say something about speaking OUT LOUD. :rolleyes:

17. Horrible spelling, grammar misuse, and other butcherings of the English language are mandatory. Also, expect to be corrected for every single misspeeling ;)

18. Double standards, stereotypes, and generalizations are a must.

19. Signatures must contain either a quirky tid bit of wisdom or a laundry list of the players you support. Quotes from random movies, TV shows, or other posters are a plus. Of course 10,000 smilies are firmly required, as is a cheap shot to one or more posters.

20. MTF is a perpetual cyclone of the exact same ideas and thoughts and can be discussed ad nauseum and yet no one ever gets bored or leaves

23. Useless threads, random stupdity, and smily overuse is mandatory

24. Good ways to earn vcash are creating threads that are either a quote from a person calling someone else out, a thread meant for bashing someone, threads proclaiming yourself to be the next federer when in fact, you eat bagels all day, or, more specifically, a thread that calls out Federer's dominance; each of these will elicit tons of posters from both sides of the issue, with flamewars, namecalling, and hilarity to ensue, while the thread creator swims in vriches

25. Anyone supporting a tennis player should be assumed to have some kind of sexual infatuation with said player, even if they don't recognize it themselves. (Joe's Law)

26. All player's fans are called -tards. Fedtards, Rafatards, Safintards, Djokotards, etc. These radical groups of people always believe their player to be superior and any player that beat him is a joke, on the juice, cheating, ugly, fat, a fluke, and will never beat him again. Also, stupidity and bias are prevelent in their posts and signatures. And, anytime that anyone (but 99% of the time, Nadal) has been given any type of luck, Uncle Toni is behind it all with his magic wand.

27. The number of supporters of a given player increases proportionally with the players' rate of success but the number of haters increases exponentially with the player's rate of success. Also, if a relatively low-ranked and little known player upsets [insert top-ranked player here], that player's bandwagon fills with haters of [insert top-ranked player here]. And, the number of fans a player has can also explode with the quality of his blog.

29. Whining and complaining are mandatory. Whenever a draw comes out, It is obviously fixed against Player A, while Player B has a cakewalk. Probably done by under-the-table deals and knife to throat backroom bargains. Also, complaining about the surface of a tournamnet months in advance and saying THAT is also fixed falls under this category. As are the conspiracies of that it is a clown era and whoever plays in this era cant possibly be considered anything close to the GOAT.

31. In order for one to be recognized as a troll, at least 50% one's posts must be considered some form of funny. The other 50 can be a combination of brown-nosing, bullshitting, posting pure crap, starting (or attempting to start) flamewars, or basically some other stupid act.

there you go. Out of 32 Laws (I need to make some revisions due to redundency and outdating), 20 have been enforced :)

Fee
02-18-2007, 11:49 PM
Wow, that's so many more at play in this thread than I came up with. I need to study harder for the exam or I won't get those precious MTF units. Thank you!

Johnny Groove
02-18-2007, 11:51 PM
Wow, that's so many more at play in this thread than I came up with. I need to study harder for the exam or I won't get those precious MTF units. Thank you!

i am currently reviewing the laws and will post edits and deletions within a few minutes :)

Action Jackson
02-19-2007, 12:23 AM
I love how your pithy run-on sentences manage to say so much without saying much of anything. George is the word. :worship:

Tangerinus, it's not my fault that you can write down your knowledge of tennis on the back of the postage stamp and fold it in half, and have space left over.

But that's just you snookums.

Johnny Groove
02-19-2007, 12:48 AM
Andy "Skywalker" Murray def. Ivo "Vader" Karlovic 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 to save the game of tennis :worship:

Adler
02-19-2007, 12:50 AM
I think we can postpone tennis's death. Muzza done the job, so at least one non-journeyman wins an event this week :)

tangerine_dream
02-19-2007, 12:52 AM
Tangerinus, it's not my fault that you can write down your knowledge of tennis on the back of the postage stamp and fold it in half, and have space left over.
As long as it's you who's licking the stamp I'll be honored. :kiss:

Action Jackson
02-19-2007, 12:55 AM
According to Blaze, the game has been saved.

Keep hitting me with that warm lettuce tangerinus.

Johnny Groove
02-19-2007, 01:02 AM
According to Blaze, the game has been saved.

for the moment, it has

Keep hitting me with that warm lettuce tangerinus.

:aplot:

Merton
02-19-2007, 01:44 AM
Death ia always imminent but tennis is safe for today.

atheneglaukopis
02-19-2007, 02:02 AM
How dare you insult cockroaches in that manner!? :mad:


:haha::haha::haha:Forgive me, for I have sinned. :bowdown:

TroilusCriseyde
02-19-2007, 04:27 AM
I agree.

Tennis will probably slowly die UNTIL he retires.

almouchie
02-19-2007, 06:27 AM
well definitely a surprising weak
with both nadal & fereder missing
you would think the top seeded would be able to win a tournie
well appparently not the case
canas might have been suspended, buthe has been working his socks off
he allways used to be a good player & had extra motivation
JCF simply gives me a sad sigh, what a talent he was & what a mess he has been since maybe losing US open final to Roddick,
sickness ,injuries, have left the mosquito just that
Karlovic got so much focus this week,
Simon is avery decent player, I liked him when i got the chance to watch him
thou Baghdatis is expected to win these match , if he hopes to ever be a potential GS winner

Johnny Groove
02-24-2007, 11:28 PM
After last week's near death experience, will Roddick and Ljubo win tourneys on opposite ends of the world?!?!?!?!?!? :scared:

watever happens, expect some fun bashing tomorrow :)

crouching
02-25-2007, 09:57 AM
Nah, Ljubo winning indoors is not a sign of the apocalypse.

safin-rules-no.1
02-25-2007, 10:02 AM
Nah, Ljubo winning indoors is not a sign of the apocalypse.

but Murray winning indoors is! Tennis is over now Murray is around

yakuzaninja
02-25-2007, 11:53 AM
but Murray winning indoors is! Tennis is over now Murray is around

Sod off then. ;)

safin-rules-no.1
02-25-2007, 12:08 PM
Sod off then. ;)

:retard:

Johnny Groove
03-29-2007, 05:39 AM
Will Ljubo will a TMS event?!?!?!!? :bolt:

That will DEFINITELY be the death of tennis!