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Posted 11 July 2018 - 16:27

And Federer's out! :o

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 17:13

I have no interest in tennis whatsoever !  One of few sports that do nothing for me. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 22:57

Then don't follow this thread - it's very clearly labelled. Mind you, it never says anything that people who are interested in tennis don't already know.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 19:58

Had to huddle  over BBC radiocast in France for the end of  the first semi final as our TV offered 6 hours non-stop of Tour bikes doing nothing in particular for eons but no tennis!

 

 I am now expecting a very loud night here if The Blues bring it home on Sunday to add to the current blasting Francofolies which are taking place miles away from our apartment in La Rochelle  but are clearly audible well into the night.  Language school here is great but I had forgotten that this is an epicentre of French holiday makers and yachties - it all feels very crowded.    I thought the French holidayed in late July/August but they are here in force.   Why would anyone pack themselves onto  a  beach that has BROWN murky sea?  I am hoping to find some blue sea at the weekend on one of the islands!   


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 20:50

Wow! What an epic first semi-final that was! 26-24 in the final set. Anderson's going to be so tired after getting through that marathon!

Isner's now been involved in the two longest ever singles matches at Wimbledon!

Now enjoying Djokovic v Nadal. With it being 1-1, it looks like they'll have to come back tomorrow...

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:35

Heard something on radio this morning about the match above being finished today.

Do we have an ETA for the ladies' final?  I think I might settle down with the sewing machine plus tv and have a nice afternoon (providing I've galloped round this morning to get half our packing done).


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 21:44

Kerber has denied Serena Williams another singles title!

Djokovic won the battle of the heavyweights. It's a shame that wasn't the final really... then again, the 26-24 set wouldn't have happened...

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 21:49

I feared the men's final would be a bit one-sided, and unfortunately for Anderson, it was. But he's had an amazing tournament, nonetheless.
 
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 19:43

 hurrah.gif  Wow, Zverev, winning the ATP championship against Federer and Djokovic goldstar.gif

 

Looking forward to seeing what he does at Wimbledon 2019!


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 18:35

clap.gif So pleased for Lopez and Murray.  Amazing from Lopez and great to see Andy Murray back and in great form clap.gif

 

 

(PS.  Queen's not Wimbledon, so off-topic strictly speaking but didn't want to start another tennis thread!)


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 20:22

I will do my best to see as little of WImbledon as possible ! sad.png


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:12

Tennis will make a nice change from the excessive amount of football that's been on TV recently!
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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:45

I miss Wmbledon. As a student I lived quite near and at the end of the day you could sometimes get someone leaving to give you a ticket for the last hour or so of play - not the big matches of course. I have had to exchange Wimbledon for Roland Garros. Wow! The new courts are great..However I didn't manage to watch much this year - pressure of work.


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 20:30

The draw has come out today. Federer and Nadal are in the same half, and the Spaniard's route potentially looks tough (R2 v Krygios, R3 v Shapovalov, R4 v Cilic, QF v Thiem).

There's one intriguing tie in the women's draw, as the youngest American Cori Gauff will face the oldest American Venue Williams!

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 21:20

Apparently the BBC is making 6 Red Button channels available on Freeview so that more matches can be shown woot.gif  (your TV might need re-tuning).
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