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Forum: General Messages   09-11-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,727
Posted By Orbis
Re: As a tennis fan - I am very concerned.

Not sure I agree, 2017 definitely stands out on a few fronts. When was the last time you saw the world number 1 and 2 ranked players of the preceding year (Djokovic, Murray) go completely MIA and...
Forum: General Messages   09-04-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,213
Posted By Orbis
Re: Canadian tennis - what's the source of success?

I honestly couldn't tell you, but it's been quite a pleasant surprise :yeah: Of course there's no big payoff yet, but we do apparently have some very nice young talents on both the men's and women's...
Forum: Off Topic   08-07-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,311
Posted By Orbis
Re: Too many big 3 fanboys on here

It's definitely been worse this year. Probably due to the resurgence of Federer and Nadal, but it's just a numbers game - those two have the biggest fanbases by far, so naturally they will also have...
Forum: General Messages   07-22-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 321,744
Posted By Orbis
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

I remember seeing this thread a while ago and thinking it was a fun idea, but an extremely unlikely thing to happen.

Yet now it seems well within reach...just goes to show you never really know...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,993
Posted By Orbis
Re: Major New York Times Editorial "what's wrong with Djokovic"

Your post is a better analysis than the entire New York Times article. I would say it's a combination of these things with #1 probably being the most significant and leading to some of the others.
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,993
Posted By Orbis
Re: Major New York Times Editorial "what's wrong with Djokovic"

Fair enough about the stereotypes, it wouldn't make sense given the tone of the article anyway. But I do think a good article should try and offer some sort of future perspective, whether it's...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,123
Posted By Orbis
Re: The state of Centre Court

I actually like the natural feel as well. It adds to the aura of a final showdown on a well-worn battlefield during the final. However, today was the first time ever that the wear and tear actually...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,993
Posted By Orbis
Re: Major New York Times Editorial "what's wrong with Djokovic"

OK. I thought that this might actually be an interesting summary or unbiased perspective on Djokovic's struggles since winning RG last year. Unfortunately, I was disappointed - the writer's extreme...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,123
Posted By Orbis
The state of Centre Court

Just caught some brief highlights of Muguruza-Williams today and I was really surprised by how chewed up the court was around the baseline. Parts of it look completely shredded, like worn out old...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,295
Posted By Orbis
Re: Hall of famers excluding the big 4 among the men

Stan and the Bryan Bros seem to be a given, I'd like to see Nestor make it as well. If Cilic somehow wins tomorrow he'll have a fair shout.

I don't understand the point of these new, stricter...
Forum: General Messages   07-15-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,880
Posted By Orbis
Re: Prediction: Cilic Will Reach Wimbledon Final

Seems Cilic always delivers when someone on MTF makes a bold prediction about him :lol: Maybe he reads the forum and it gives him extra motivation?
Forum: General Messages   07-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Orbis
Re: The most off-putting Grand Slam crowds?

I think RG. Booing players just for wanting to check a mark is a bit much :shrug: Of course this happens mainly when it's a French opponent.

Wimbledon can be pretty bad too when it involves...
Forum: General Messages   07-11-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,687
Posted By Orbis
Re: Isn't it hilarious how tennis is the only sport where people try to deny decline?

I find it more hilarious that tennis still seems to be a sport where people think your entire game should fall off the face of the earth once you hit the magical 30 :shrug:

In many other sports...
Forum: General Messages   07-11-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By Orbis
Re: Why is nobody giving Djokovic a chance?

I wouldn't say people aren't giving him a chance :confused: It seems like most people have him as 2nd favourite after Federer, or at least tied with Murray.

Federer seems to be in the best form...
Forum: General Messages   07-11-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,177
Posted By Orbis
Re: Djokovic criticizes the extended 5th setters and complains about CC grass

:lol:

Imagine having multiple matches between 2 big servers where someone wins with a score like 10-8 14-16 6-4 9-11 22-20 :lol: I sure as hell wouldn't be up for watching that 10-hour shitfest,...
Forum: General Messages   07-10-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,804
Posted By Orbis
Re: Why did they not put Djokovic on the Centre Court?

Let's be real. Chance of this happening to Federer, Nadal, or Murray (at Wimbledon only) - 0% :lol: It had to be Djokovic

But whatever, the tournament must go on :shrug: It probably won't make...
Forum: General Messages   07-07-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,354
Posted By Orbis
Re: When both players think conditions are unplayable

I agree that it should be like a "workplace hazards" issue - players should be able to play freely without having to worry about other risk factors in their environment contributing to an injury....
Forum: General Messages   06-26-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Orbis
Re: Queen's or Halle final 2017?

Considering the results, pretty much only Federer fans will vote for Halle.

Meaning of course that option should win the poll :lol:
Forum: General Messages   06-26-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,971
Posted By Orbis
Re: Dan Evans fails doping control; tests positive for cocaine

Regarding the semantics of legality, consider the following two scenarios:

1) A player goes to a party one night during his time off and ends up doing a line of cocaine. Some time in the future he...
Forum: General Messages   06-26-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,971
Posted By Orbis
Re: Dan Evans fails doping control; tests positive for cocaine

Exactly. After the whole Sharapova debacle all of her sponsors stood by her despite the fact that she was banned. Not only that but the WTA itself stood by Sharapova and even actively promoted her...
Forum: General Messages   06-24-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,971
Posted By Orbis
Re: EXCLUSIVE: Dan Evans failed drug test

I wouldn't say the sole purpose of drug testing is to maintain fairness and integrity, but it is the main purpose. Therefore I believe that greater punishments should be given out to those who are...
Forum: General Messages   06-24-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,971
Posted By Orbis
Re: EXCLUSIVE: Dan Evans failed drug test

Just to clear this up, since it seems some people are still questioning it: cocaine is a TERRIBLE choice for use as a PED in either athletic competition or training. The benefits of increased...
Forum: General Messages   06-23-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,971
Posted By Orbis
Re: EXCLUSIVE: Dan Evans failed drug test

Simply looking at the legal status of a drug in order to determine punishment in these cases seems incredibly short-sighted to me. The actual performance-enhancing potential of the drug and the...
Forum: General Messages   06-18-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,611
Posted By Orbis
Re: What if Nadal wins more Slams than Federer, when all is said and done?

So last year post-RG it was Djokovic who was supposed to just keep on winning slams and surpass Federer. Now it's Nadal's turn :lol: I guess we'll see how that goes.
Forum: General Messages   06-17-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,209
Posted By Orbis
Re: Tommy GOATredo: "Only Big 2, no Big 4. Nadal is light-years ahead of Djokovic"

Robredo clearly just trying to hype up his compatriot :lol: Obviously he waits until Nadal's just won a slam again and Djokovic has been slumping for a year in order to make such a ridiculous...
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