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Postby fishandchips on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Was looking on the tube for something to watch a bit of and saw the women's Rogers Cup coverage in Toronto, ON Canada. Serena Williams (US) had been playing opposite Agnieszka Radwadska (Poland) and Williams won the match.
http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=429531

Men's Rogers Cup in Montreal-Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to the final. It's a big deal for a Canadian male to get to this part of the competition.
http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=429530

Must say the tennis courts at York University look sharp. Had a nice sunny and breezy day with a touch of humidity-wish I had tickets to be at the game and enjoy the sun at the same time.

Thank goodness for television coverage of tennis-takeout businesses must be seeing a spike in orders.
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Men's final at the Rogers Cup went to Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Photographed with his teeth-baring grin at his award, Nadal had defeated Canadian Milos Raonic. in Montreal.
http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=429592

Dentists might agree that biting or appearing to bite a medal or award is not enamel-friendly to one's teeth.

Serena Williams defeated Romanian Sorana Cirstea to win the women's final at the Toronto court.
http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=429589
Williams admitted that it was hard to play the tournament with expectations from the tournament for her to get to certain stages and do press meetings here, there and everywhere.
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:41 pm

Raonic barely won the Semi's, a mistake in the tie breaker cost Pospisil his chance at his first Final. Raonic did not play well then and fell apart in the Final's. Pospisil is a more rounded player then Raonic will ever be. He can't seem to change his game plan mid way and it cost him big time.

If he keeps playing like that he wont be the #10 player next week. From the games I saw this week I would not be surprised if Pospisil moves ahead of Raonic soon. He has a much bigger game and much better at changing gears mid game.

As for Serena, I don't understand why people are still paying good money to see her in every final. It's nothing more than practice for her because 99 out of 100 the scores are usually 6-1, 6-0 in her favor. Doesn't matter if it's the #2, 3 or 4 player the results are never good. This time the other lady came in with a 0 and 5 record against Williams and had only scored 5 points in total from those 5 matches. She didn't do any better this time around. This tiny little Romanian against the Brama Bull built Serena.

Serena is bad for Women's tennis right now. The Roger's Cup in Toronto has said that they can't fill the seats and called in two former players and two present players for some men's exhibition games. The 2 present guys got 20,000 and all expenses paid in Toronto including flights from Montreal for an hour or 2 of tennis.

If that isn't getting the message through to the WTA that they have a serious problem nothing will. Empty seats were the norm last week and even the so called Final was not a full house. Tickets cost good money and people want to see quality tennis for that price, not a romp from a woman that has a higher serving speed then some of the good men's player on the tour. Her build is bigger then most of the guys as well. The other ladies look like tiny dolls next to her. It's hurting the women's game when one is so powerful that no one else is winning a trophy on the regular tour. She owns all of this years except for Wimbledon. Otherwise no one has had a chance.
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Postby deja vu on Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:44 pm

The last of this year's Grand Slams, the US Open enters week 2 tomorrow and it's shaping up to be a great week of tennis.

Monday Day 8

Ladies


Simona Halep (ROU) [21]
vs.
Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

Camila Giorgi (ITA)
vs.
Roberta Vinci (ITA) [10]

Alison Riske (USA)
vs.
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [13]
vs.
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]


Men

Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8]
vs.
Milos Raonic (CAN) [10]

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [18]
vs.
David Ferrer (ESP) [4]

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [22]
vs.
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]

Roger Federer (SUI) [7]
vs.
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19]
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Postby deja vu on Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:56 pm

Day 8 brought a lot of rain and canceled games. A handful of matches were played, but most were put over until tomorrow.

Ladies


Serena Williams (USA) [1]
vs
Na Li (CHN) [5]

Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
vs
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]


Men

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]
vs
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [21]

Andy Murray (GBR) [3]
vs
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9]

Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8]
vs
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:14 pm

It's Aussie Open time and it's becoming dangerous for fans, ball kids and the players.

Some ball kids hit the deck and had to be taken for medical care, a player had trouble and needed to be attended to and then this happened on day 2. It was over 108F on the court, not including any humidex.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014 ... ennis-heat

A player hallucinated he saw Snoopy on court before he fainted mid-match, a ball kid collapsed and water bottles melted on court as the Australian Open sizzled in extreme heat.

Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic collapsed during the second set of his first round match against Frenchman Benoit Paire and said he saw the comic character out on court as he suffered in the conditions. He was unconscious for almost a minute but managed to return to the court before losing in straight sets.

"I was dizzy from the middle of the first set and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, 'Wow Snoopy, that's weird," Dancevic said.


"Until somebody dies, they're going to keep playing matches in this heat ... and personally I don't think it's fair."

Dancevic said he questioned organisers about the heat policy before his match but was told it wasn't an issue. "It's not only the heat you're battling with the air temperature, you're battling the heat coming from the court and also the sun so you've got heat coming from all sides. Defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka described the conditions as like "dancing in a frying pan" .

Former women's world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki said when she put her water bottle down on court, the bottom started melting.


Officials played down any health risks, pointing out that no player has ever died from dehydration on a tennis court.

Australian Open tournament referee Wayne McKewen said conditions were hot and uncomfortable but there was no need to invoke the extreme heat policy.

"The relatively low level of humidity ensured that conditions never deteriorated to a point where we needed to invoke the extreme heat policy," he said.


What more do they need to see this is beyond dangerous? Are the officials just hoping no one wil lhave a heart attack or die from playing a match? They are playing a dangerous game with peoples lives and it's up to the players to say enough is enough and refuse to play until the dangerous heat is gone. The refs sit in AC watching the match, maybe they should be on the court trying to play.

Yes they sold a lot of tickets and they have sponsors to please, but if a player has an attack or dies, they will have bigger problems to deal with. How many more have to collapse mid game before the officials grow a brain?
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:53 pm

I happened upon news that an American tennis player withdrew from her match at the Wuhan Open in China.

But the bigger news is Li Na's retirement from tennis, due to her knee injuries, two days ago. She sees many future tennis competitors coming up in China to become famous in tennis. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2764002/Emotional-Li-Na-says-no-regrets-retirement.html

Future plans after career:
Li, who played in three Olympics for China and retires having earned $16.7 million in prize money, has no plans to completely sever her links with tennis.

"We're putting together various plans on how we will continue to grow the sport of tennis in China," she said. "These plans include opening the Li Na Tennis Academy, which will provide scholarships for the future generation of Chinese tennis stars.

"I will also stay involved in the Right to Play, an organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children overcome challenges through sport."

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/19/sport/tennis/li-na-retirement/index.html
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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby deja vu on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:12 pm

That is probably Serena. I heard it was a possible viral infection, but I suspect the heat/humidity got to her. It's dangerously hot there and I don't think they have a roof over the stadium. It's a new tournament added to the schedule this year, but the weather is again endangering the players.

Li Na is a tremendous player, and will be missed. Unfortunately her body has spoken and now she changes gears to continue her tennis career by helping players find their way in the league.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Why it matters how you react to a call on the tennis court when you are playing:
Canada lost its Davis Cup tie to Great Britain 3-2 after Denis Shapovalov accidentally drilled the chair umpire in the face with a ball in reaction to losing a point.

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Re: Serving up tennis news

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Rogers Cup-the men`s edition is in Montreal while Toronto host`s the women`s competition.

Tonight, Twitter seems to be alight over the progress of a young Canadian male player as he advances to the semi-finals`
MONTREAL—Canadian Denis Shapovalov advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino on Friday night.

The 18-year-old from Toronto was coming off a second-round win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and a thrilling three-set upset of top-seeded tennis legend Rafael Nadal in the round of 16.

Shapovalov will meet fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev or Kevin Anderson.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/tennis/2017/08/11/roger-federer-rolls-into-rogers-cup-semifinal.html

The Saturday match lineup for the women:
https://twitter.com/rogerscup/status/896196465567117312
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