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Postby deja vu on Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:25 pm

The first Mens semi final was a windfest. Even the chairs and towels ended up on the court during the match between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. They couldn't serve they wanted to and the balls spent a lot of time flying in the wrong direction, but they managed to finish the match with Andy Murray coming out on top. Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer were not so lucky. They finally got on the court and were almost finished with the first set when they were ordered off the court and the fans were ordered off the grounds by order of the N.Y. Police.

Severe weather was due within the hour, and security did their best to clear the building and grounds, so they would have time to leave the area. Two tornadoes have set down since then and hopefully that is the worst of it. Lots of damage, but no injuries or worse yet. Heavy rain, and high winds are supposed to continue in that area, but they swear it will be beautiful conditions tomorrow and Monday.

If all goes as planned tomorrow, Djokovic and Ferrer will finish their match, followed by the Ladies final which will feature the Worlds #1 Victoria Azarenka and #4 Serena Williams. The Men's final is scheduled for late Monday afternoon.
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:15 pm

So close,but no cigar in the end. Serena needed 3 sets to beat the #1 player Azarenka. For now Azarenka remains #1 in the world.

Earlier in the day, they finished the Men's semi finals that started yesterday and then interrupted by that severe weather. In the end Djokovic came out on top in 4 sets. Tomorrow, Djokovic and Murray go at it in the final.
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Postby deja vu on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:46 pm

It's only taken 76 years, but the Brit Grand Slam course has been broken. After 5 trips to Grand Slam Finals, Andy Murray has broken his curse and the Brits all in one shot. He's come so close before and this time the 5th was the charm. First the Gold in the Olympics at home, and now his first Grand Slam title. Three more Grand Slam titles and he will have a Golden Grand Slam.

It took 5 long hard hitting sets against Novak Djokovic. Murray took the first 2, Djokovic the 3rd and 4th, but it was all Murray in the 5th. Djokovic is always a good winner, but most importantly he is a gracious loser. Nadal needs to take lessons from him, because he shows how mad he is that he lost. His Wimbledon loss shows that he is a bad sport.

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Postby deja vu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:51 pm

Catch up time.


Japan Open:

#3 Andy Murray lost a close one to #15 Milos Raonic. Raonic will play Japan's #17 Kei Nishikori for the championship. Nishikori beat #46 Marcos Baghdatis in the other semi final.


China Open:


It's going to be a very noisy Ladies Final between the top 2 players. #1 Victoria Azarenka will take on #2 Maria Sharapova. Ear plugs are mandatory because they louder than chainsaws, bordering on a noise level above a jet. No one will be sleeping through this match.


On the Men's side #2 Novak Djokovic will play #7 Jo Wilfried Tsonga for the final.
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Postby pretzels on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:32 pm

Noisy women tennis players? Could be just the ticket to distract fans from being attached to the text messages on their cellphones.

All that fresh air outside-people need more of it plus some huffing and puffing like the players.
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:26 pm

Noisy women tennis players? Could be just the ticket to distract fans from being attached to the text messages on their cellphones.


They are noisier then the men. Put Sharapova and Azerenka on the same court and it's deafening. They show no interest on quieting down, but both favor the effort underway to stop another generation from being as noisy.


The tennis season may be over, but for the Men's top 8 plus one it's still on. The top 8 meet in London's 02 arena starting Monday for their final Masters tournament of the year. The #5 player is still in Paris for the Paris Masters and has to play in the final on Sunday before heading to London. His opponent is the plus one and a very unexpected plus one. He started the year in the 200's, started the tournament at 69 and by the end of the game tomorrow he will be somewhere in the 20's. Not bad for a qualifier that none paid attention to until now.

So far this week Poland's Jerzy Janowicz has beaten #3 Andy Murray, #9 Janko Tipseravic and #20 Gilles Simon to make it to tomorrows final against #5 David Ferrer. Janowicz doesn't have a sponsor and missed out on some tournaments because he could not afford to attend and now in one week his whole life has changed for the better. No doubt he will have sponsorship before the end of the year and his days of having to qualify are gone for now. As long as he keeps up the level of play he showed this week, he will automatically be in a tournament.

The underdog is showing he can play and win against the big boys, so 2013 is shaping up nicely for him.
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Postby deja vu on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Davis Cup weekend in Vancouver, Canada has been great. They just pulled off the impossible and beat the #1 Davis Cup team, Spain. Now we face the Italians in April and at home, which is a huge advantage. Hopefully they will play it in Vancouver's U of BC Thunderbird Stadium.

It's our first time in the Quarter Finals and with Jesse Levine coming back to play for Canada, we are in a good position.
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Postby deja vu on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:29 pm

It came down to the last man standing at the Miami Open. One challenge at the end changed the momentum for David Ferrer. It didn't go his way and the 3 set match came down to a tie breaker. In the end Andy Murray won, but neither have anything left in the tank. To say they played their hearts out is an understatement.

Best tennis this year and it's going to be hard if not impossible to top it.

Andy Murray will be the new number 2 and David Ferrer moves from 5th into 4th again. Hopefully this time he will stay there or keep moving up. The way he played today he should be in the top 3 soon.
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Postby deja vu on Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:11 am

Forget regular match play, yesterday the best doubles matches in Davis Cup history were played in 2 different cities. One in Vancouver with Canada taking on Italy and the other in Boise, Idaho with the US taking on Serbia. The quality was 500% above A + matches. There is no tiebreaker in the final set of Davis Cup play and the 4 teams used everything they had in the tank to try and win. It's too bad they don't show doubles on TV during regular tournaments. It's fast paced high quality and beats some boring slow singles matches. Both matches won their final sets with a score of 15 - 13.


http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Cana ... story.html

Passage to Belgrade or New York could be booked by Canada's Davis Cup team if the country's best singles player can put the dagger to Italy Sunday at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Milos Raonic is to face Italy's No. 1, Andreas Seppi, in a 2 p.m. match that could have historic implications for Canadian tennis.

Canada has never advanced to the semi-finals of the global team competition before, but that goal is now with reach following a critical doubles win by Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor Saturday over the Italian duo of Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini. Canada now leads the best-of-five quarter-final round 2-1.


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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/04/0 ... ink=relast

Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic tried to explain his team's astounding victory Saturday at Taco Bell Arena by pointing out that double specialist Nenad Zimonjic had beaten the Bryan brothers of the U.S. with six different partners.

His latest partner, Ilija Bozoljac - the unlikely new star of this Davis Cup tie - corrected him by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. "Seven," Bozoljac whispered.
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:53 am

77 YEAR DROUGHT COMES TO AND END

Forgive the large print, but it's been a long time coming for the UK and a win at Wimbledon. #2 Andy Murray took 3 tough straight sets against #1 Novak Djokovic. Hard fought match and they will be partying in the UK tonight with this win.

Bringing on former champion Ivan Lendl as coach was the best move Andy ever made. It's meant the US Open trophy, an Olympic Gold Medal at home and now the Wimbledon trophy. Two more to go and it means a GOLD SLAM. Something few achieve in their career. All he needs now is the Australian Open and French Open titles to get it.

The Aussie Open will be easier then the clay of Roland Garros. His clay game is not good, but if he keeps working on it he may achieve it.

This says it all. Congratulations Andy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/23217393

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