Tennis 2018 Thread

Laley23 GOAT
33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 10:48 PM

Australian Open currently in round 1. Top 2 Americans are already out (Sock and Isner). But frankly I’m over this generation. (Other than Sock). I have high hopes for the next group: Donaldson, Tiafoe, Paul, Fritz (though he lost in qualifying title match for this) and Mmoh.

Mostly Fritz. He can win some slams this decade I think. 


33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 11:33 AM

Not many tennis fans on here lol. Federer through to another Major Slam Final. The guy is incredible. The best to ever play the game. Just incredible to watch him. 

Faces Marin Cilic in the finals. Should be a decent match, Cilic has given him some problems on hard courts in the past.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 11:37 AM

Nice to see Fed in the finals.  I thought he was done a few years ago, and now he seems to have found the fountain of youth for his last hurrah of his career.  He and Nadal are like Tiger Woods to me.  When they are in the run for a title, I normally pay attention.  If not, idgaf.  I am a fair weather tennis fan. 

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 3:11 PM
posted by like_that

Nice to see Fed in the finals.  I thought he was done a few years ago, and now he seems to have found the fountain of youth for his last hurrah of his career.  He and Nadal are like Tiger Woods to me.  When they are in the run for a title, I normally pay attention.  If not, idgaf.  I am a fair weather tennis fan. 

Lack of Americans have killed interest here. There is a new wave of really talented guys (and Tennys Sandgren isn’t one of them) who are all under 25. Hopefully they pan out.

I watch the majors and bigger tournaments, but yeah, without Fed/Joker/Nadal, the interest is definitely less.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 10:09 AM

In women’s championship #1 Halep has had to seek treatment for heat related illness. 90 degrees on the court....still anyone’s game but she’s worn the hell down

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
29,653 posts 76 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 10:54 AM
posted by Ironman92

In women’s championship #1 Halep has had to seek treatment for heat related illness. 90 degrees on the court....still anyone’s game but she’s worn the hell down

She was a bitch during the match earlier against the American, I can’t remember her name. But the American literally had her toenail ripped off and was getting treatment and she kept standing there saying “what is happening? What is happening?” 

I’m glad she lost the final. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 11:03 AM
posted by wildcats20

She was a bitch during the match earlier against the American, I can’t remember her name. But the American literally had her toenail ripped off and was getting treatment and she kept standing there saying “what is happening? What is happening?” 

I’m glad she lost the final. 

I’m glad it’s 3-2 in 3rd set and now know who is going to win 😐

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 11:12 AM
posted by Ironman92

I’m glad it’s 3-2 in 3rd set and now know who is going to win 😐

Well, it was played at 3:30 this morning. Maybe should’ve stated you didn’t know lol.

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
29,653 posts 76 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 11:39 AM
posted by Ironman92

I’m glad it’s 3-2 in 3rd set and now know who is going to win 😐

I mean it’s literally on the other side of the world...did you think it was live?

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 11:42 AM

And don’t come on here tomorrow. I’ll probably be watching/posting about the Men’s Final live. Unless people want me to wait.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 12:17 PM

For shit sakes guys I knew it probably wasn’t live but didn’t want to look to see if it was knowing I’d see results if it were. God forbid I turn it on and watch before playing on my phone to see who has already won. Yeah I posted figuring it was not live but also added.....still anyone’s game. Pretty fair hint I didn’t know who won.

it was a great match and refreshing to watch afterwards not act like douches but just two top competitors going at it. Wozniaki really earned it in that final game, looked like Halep had her on two of those points but she showed great range and put good shots on them to turn the tables. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 12:19 PM
posted by Laley23

And don’t come on here tomorrow. I’ll probably be watching/posting about the Men’s Final live. Unless people want me to wait.

Post as you wish.  Live is always best. Enjoy

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 3:49 AM

Well, quite a start for Fed. 4-0 in the first set, and you can probably already give it to him. 2 sets away from Major 20.

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 5:01 AM

Cilic takes the second in a tiebreak. 1-1. Was a bit undeserved as he was in trouble all set, but wasn’t broken.

Best of 3 now. And I’ll miss the rest flying to sunny Minneapolis.

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
7,413 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 7:24 AM

Roger is the man. I’m always happy to see him win. 

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 12:39 PM

20 Slams. Incredible. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 1:30 PM

Man that was good. Cilic couldn’t get going and couldn’t finish. He stunk in those two sets. He was moving so much better than Federer in the middle of the match but bitching about racquets and struggling with Federer’s backhand spinners ....

 

#20, wow

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