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Forum: General Messages 07-08-2014, 07:42 PM
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Views: 72,246
Posted By wally1
Re: Wimbledon F: Djokovic beats Federer 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4, reclaims No. 1

Great match.

Most of it's been said already, but the thing that surprised me most was the level Djoko played at. An immense improvement from his QF and SF performances, where he couldn't even stay...
Forum: General Messages 07-06-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By wally1
Re: How badly will the UK ratings have suffered without Murray?

They'll be down. British GP and Tour de France (in the UK) were on tv at the same time! Was hard to keep up as a sports fan.
Forum: General Messages 06-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,458
Posted By wally1
Re: Wimbledon [R2]: Stakhovsky def. Gulbis 6-4 6-3 7-6(5)

Very true. The obsession some people have with Wimbledon court speed is borderline scary.
Forum: General Messages 06-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By wally1
Re: Eastbourne F: [3] Lopez def. [1] Gasquet 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5

Lopez's game - borderline unwatchable on other surfaces - is beautiful on grass. Good stuff.
Forum: General Messages 06-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,570
Posted By wally1
Re: Mad-dog Marinko: "I don't think highly of women's game"

Another day, another ill-educated moron speaks shit. Neanderthals lap it up. Tiresome.
Forum: Wimbledon 05-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,217
Posted By wally1
Re: Tickets (overseas ballot)

Or take the train to Barnes and walk from there (about 20 mins).
Forum: General Messages 05-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,345
Posted By wally1
Re: Can Dimitrov win Wimbledon 2014?

Not unless he hugely improves his movement from last year. He was slipping and sliding all over the place.
Forum: General Messages 05-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,748
Posted By wally1
Re: Aljaz Bedene to switch allegiances to Great Britain

Yes, I can't see what's in it for him, given Slovenia is in the EU and he can stay in the UK in any case. Free training facilities at Roehampton?
Forum: General Messages 03-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,611
Posted By wally1
Re: what was the biggest gs upset of all time

Surprised Becker losing to Doohan at Wimbledon in 1987 hasn't been mentioned. Guess it was so long ago not many here remember it, but it was huge at the time. Becker was seen as absolutely unbeatable...
Forum: General Messages 02-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,464
Posted By wally1
Re: What happened to Jim Courier?

Lots of good points made in this thread. I also remember he started reading books at changeovers - strange.
Forum: General Messages 11-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By wally1
Re: Currently running tournaments in order of historical prestige

Am I correct that Wimbledon was the first "proper" tennis tournament ever organised? (i.e. not just a few friends having a game on their own lawn). Quite remarkable that it's still going.
Forum: General Messages 07-06-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By wally1
Re: Worst Match You've Ever Seen?

This was the worst tennis match (male or female) of all time.
Forum: General Messages 07-05-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,340
Posted By wally1
Re: wimbledon SF WWW: Murray[2] vs Janowicz[24]

Not a cloud in the sky in London - the roof won't be closed today.
Forum: General Messages 07-04-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 11,509
Posted By wally1
Re: Tennis players who are the GOAT sportsman in their country

Also Graeme Souness - he was a beast of a player.
Forum: General Messages 07-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,340
Posted By wally1
Re: wimbledon SF WWW: Murray[2] vs Janowicz[24]

Weather is meant to be pretty warm and sunny on Friday which should make conditions faster. Another help to Janowicz.
Forum: General Messages 06-29-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,981
Posted By wally1
Forum: General Messages 06-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,874
Posted By wally1
Re: Wimby R1 Tomic d. Querrey 7-6 7-6 3-6 2-6 6-3

In fairness there were some amazing shots from Tomic to break Querrey in the 5th.
Forum: General Messages 05-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,713
Posted By wally1
Re: Which one of these big hitters has the highest peak level?

If you're going by peak level of ball bashing, the best I've ever seen was by Rosol in the 5th set v Nadal at Wimbledon.
Forum: General Messages 05-18-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,528
Posted By wally1
Re: Clownawicz outchokes Federer 4-6, 6-7

His epic victory over Gulbis at Wimbledon will always be his greatest achievement.
Forum: General Messages 04-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,068
Posted By wally1
Re: Wimbledon prize money to increase by 40%

You can see all the planned changes to the grounds here - and a video here -...
Forum: General Messages 04-02-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 121,188
Posted By wally1
Re: When will ATP speed up courts?

I re-watched the Federer Djokovic Semi-Final a couple of weeks ago. Most striking thing was how few rallies there were (played indoors I know).
Forum: General Messages 03-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By wally1
Re: FLASHBACK: ATP Bournemouth (1996-99)

Yes, I went to see it a few years ago. A women's ITF is held at the same time (or was).

I believe it was at the same club that the first open tennis tournament was held in 1968 (someone correct me...
Forum: General Messages 02-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,476
Posted By wally1
Federer to take two month break

Is this news? -
Forum: General Messages 01-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 50,150
Posted By wally1
Re: AO F : Djokovic beats Murray 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2

Thanks for this! Made me laugh on a bleak January evening!
Forum: General Messages 01-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 29,124
Posted By wally1
Re: WWW AO Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs [3] Andy Murray

Probably Djokovic to win. But I'm sure this will be a long, long match...
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