Tennis Thread - Grand Slams & The Tour

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by I Blame Bassett, May 28, 2018.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sad news to hear.

    Condolences.
     
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    So sorry to hear that, IBB. Best wishes.
     
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Thank you all.
    We had hoped to bring her back to Bassett Towers but she was very frail and happily she didn't suffer too much.
    Tsitsipas defeats Djokovic in three and plays Medvedev in the first semi final. Probably Federer v Thiem but we shall see.
    Murray and Fognini still bickering.
     
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  4. I Blame Bassett

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    The next generation step up.
    Tsitsi beats Djokovic,as above,in addition to wins over Nadal and Federer this season.
    Zverev claims his first top 10 win this year defeating Federer in three.
    Thiem loses to Berrettini in straight.
     
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Heather Watson into a WTA semi final for the first time in a year..

    Totally forgotten about her..

    Another addition to the Murray family on the way it seems.

    Federer and Djokovic beaten by 2 of the "next generation" - maybe there is some hope for them!
     
  6. I Blame Bassett

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    Watson has been forgotten,as has Robson,in Konta's rise. It's a lower rank event,or weaker field than others but as Heather has hardly won a match all year,it is a welcome boost for her.
    Certainly is hope as all of the last four are under 23 I think.
    Medvedev will probably win,ugly game but on a roll and he must have the most wins on tour since July.
     
  7. I Blame Bassett

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    Medvedev the machine to play Zverev.
    Medvedev seems to be the latter day Kafelnikov,playing every week possible. He's playing next week in Moscow in a 250 event,then Vienna in a 500 and he'll have to play Paris as it is a Masters 1000. Burnt out or injury incoming.
     
  8. I Blame Bassett

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    Straightforward for Medvedev 4&1.
    Watson loses her final.
     
  9. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Hoddesdon win Harris Cup on Saturday.
    Berko field a full time player who hasn't played for the club in the last four years and probably won't in the next four.
    Yet another dismal example of the questionable morality in the women's game. She grunted after every shot she hit,not as she hit. This is distraction and is taught by coaches. It is fundamentally dishonest.
     
  10. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Very sorry to hear your news IBB.
     
  11. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Thank you Knight GT.
     
  12. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Murray plays that well known cheese flavoured snack Pablo Cuevas tonight.
     
  13. I Blame Bassett

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    Murray beats the Snack and plays Steve's brother Marius next.
    Antwerp is the weakest field of the three 250 tournaments on this week, so Murray has a good chance of winning.
     
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  15. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous post!
    Murray plays another rising star Humbert who is 18 I think.
    Khachanov misses a great chance to secure a place at the 02,losing in three in the quarters to Seppi, in the Kremiln Cup.
     
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  16. I Blame Bassett

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    Three finals today on the men's side.
    The old men,having seen off young guns Sinner and Humbert play in Antwerp,that is Wawrinka and Murray.
    In Stockholm Shapovalov makes a final for the first time and plays Kraiinovic and in Moscow Rublev plays Mannarino.
    Bencic plays Pavlyuchenkova in the Kremlin Cup women's event.
    So many Russians or players with Russian parents. Shapovalov,Rublev,Khachanov,Sakkari,Tsitsipas,Zverev,Medvedev.
    The Spartak Club's legacy continues.
    In tennis governance a coup is brewing in the ITF,the International Tennis Federation.
    A Kazak billionaire has returned to the board,ousting ex president and top twenty player Katrina Adams.'Grants' have been issued to smaller nations to help their game.
    All is not well.
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Murray comes from behind to Stan W.

    Well done!
     
  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    A good way to end the year as he doesn't appear to be at Vienna or Basel next week and I'd be surprised if he gets a wild card for 1000 in Paris.

    Shapovalov wins in Stockholm.

    Rublev in Moscow.
     
  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Edmund loses again in Vienna.
    Can't beat an egg at present.
     
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Evans loses to Berrentinni.
     
  21. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Unusually the topl four seeds make it to quarters in Vienna. Monfils,Berrettini,Khachanov and Thiem.
    In Basel Wawrinka wins in three v Tiafoe but injures his back in the last game and gives Federer a walk over into the semis.
    Tsitsi beats qualifier Berankis in three to play Krajinovic,who dents Fognini's chances of the 02.
    De Minaur plays the enormous Riley Opelka and Carreno Busta v Struff.
    At Batchwood Hertfordshire hosted a coaches forum. Sophie Cockle was one of the presenters,unfortunately Wally Welk wasn't present.
    Dreadful video from Scott Lloyd,the federation are at their lowest ebb.
     
  22. I Blame Bassett

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    Basel sees Federer play Tsitsi,after his three set win over Krainovic.
    Opelka plays De Minaur before that.

    In Vienna Thiem v Berrettini and Schwartzman v Monfils.
     
  23. I Blame Bassett

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    De Minaur v Federer in Basel.
    Thiem v Schwartzman in Vienna.
     
  24. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Local favourites to come out on top ?
     
  25. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    You would think so.
    De Minaur is a talent but Federer had two very easy matches and a walkover before beating Tsitsi 4 & 4 and De Minaur had a very long semi final against Opelka. Not to mention the fact that Federer is handy!
    Thiem is a machine.
     
  26. I Blame Bassett

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    Federer 2&2,Thiem in three.
    Onto Paris.
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Hoddesdon 40s played David Lloyd Bushey 40s yesterday.
    DLB had a very odd lady,even by Lloyd clubs' standards!
    She got very stroppy when Baa and Yvonne asked whether she had double bounced a shot and went into what can only be described as a five minute monologue on her perception of injustices they had delivered to her! As Baa and Yvonne were 6-0 up,this was highly questionable. Jane and I saw the point,we were changing ends at the time and it was nearly three bounces let alone two!
    She then thrashed the balls into the back netting and glared at anyone and everyone,including her partner and a squirrel that was caching acorns nearby!
    At the post match tea* Jane noticed this woman was talking to two of her team mates. Odd thing was they were ignoring her completely and continuing with their own conversation! this continued for about two minutes!
    * Home made soup,vegetable or parsnip,garlic bread and a cheese selection.
     
  28. I Blame Bassett

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    Tsonga wins in three v Rublev.
    Federer withdraws to save himself for the 02.
     
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Edmund finally wins a match !
     
  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Yes,been a long,long time.
     
  31. I Blame Bassett

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    Medvedev pays for taking two weeks off by losing in three to London based Jeremy Chardy.
     
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Another win .. Djokovic up next though!
     
  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Just so!
    Match of the day for me is the two youngsters,Tsitsi v De Minaur,although Stan v Rafa,Zverev v Shapovalov and Dimitrov v Thiem all look very watchable. So what idiot picked today for my Mum's funeral?
    Oh that would be me!
    RIP Mum.
     
  34. I Blame Bassett

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    Tsistsi in straight to play Djokovic who beat Edmund in two.
    Nadal in two against Stan and Shapovalov beats Zverev.
    Garin v Dimitrov and Tsonga and Monfils still involved to keep the home fans happy.
     
  35. I Blame Bassett

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    Djokovic v Shapovalov in the Paris final. Nadal gives a walkover due to an abdominal strain.
    Next Gen in Milan with De Minaur the favourite.
    Barty v Svitolina in WTA final.
    Monfils takes last spot for 02.
     

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