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Shaggy 13-09-21 11:35 AM

Medvedev was incredible last night - very peak Novak I thought. Incredible seeing Djokovic crying in his seat and continuing to cry while receiving serve.

BobTheCharmer 13-09-21 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3734387)
Medvedev was incredible last night - very peak Novak I thought. Incredible seeing Djokovic crying in his seat and continuing to cry while receiving serve.

I enjoyed that (unless it was an actual breakdown). I can't stand the bloke. No sporting integrity.

Jaco_Pastorious 14-09-21 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by HamboCairns (Post 3734384)
I just came here to say fuck you Djokovic.

He rips into Simone Biles, a world class athlete who's routines could actually kill her if done incorrectly, for 'quitting' for mental health reasons, then goes on to cry himself a new arse because 'pressure'.

Fuck off, you're as boring as Pete Sampras.



:rock:


Yep karma is a bitch for that asshat.


Though have to say I spouted plenty of bile about Piers Morgan after Emma Raducanu's amazing win. He was out with lots of congratulations in that way he does that tries to latch himself onto the coat tails of someone else's big moment, with his he always knew she had it in her, when only months ago he was slagging her off for being mentally weak and unpatriotic for quitting over breathing issues.


CNN got ridiculed in my kitchen as well this morning with their constant "Canadian Born Emma Raducanu" spiel. While it is technically correct to say she is Canadian born, they seem to totally leave out the English/British part now and focus on Canadian/North American. Like Morgan they are twats trying to latch onto a winner.

Shaggy 17-09-21 10:53 AM

I see Murray got dicked by some utter no-hoper in the 2nd round of some fucking Challenger event. Jesus.

Buzzo 17-09-21 11:09 AM

I didn't realise he was playing.

His form is a bit.... up and down....

red g 17-09-21 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3735245)
I didn't realise he was playing.

His form is a bit.... up and down....

By the sounds of it neither did Murray.

Buzzo 20-09-21 10:01 PM

Andy Murray, straight talking as usual :haha:

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Andy Murray says he would "always be on the end of the phone" to help Emma Raducanu - but only if she asks for it.

The 18-year-old won the US Open title on only her second Grand Slam appearance, catapulting her to 23rd in the world and global fame.

Former world number one and three-time major champion Murray previously said her achievements were "very special".

But he will not "wade in" with advice and opinion, because he did not like it when he was on the receiving end.

"I never really liked it when all of the ex-British tennis players were always wading in after every win and loss about what you should be doing, what you shouldn't be doing, and a lot of them also giving advice when you haven't asked for it as well," he said.

"I found it incredibly irritating - and still do today. I don't want to be that person.

"What Emma has achieved is incredible and I hope she goes on to do more amazing things in the sport, and if she ever wants to talk, or her family, obviously I would always be there on the end of the phone.

"But I don't want to be that guy after every loss or win just wading in and giving my opinion on what she should or shouldn't be doing differently, because it's not helpful."

Raducanu's victory in New York marked the end of Britain's 44-year wait for a female Grand Slam singles title, since Virginia Wade's Wimbledon win in 1977.

Murray's own US Open triumph in 2012 ended a 76-year run without a British winner of a men's major singles title following Fred Perry's Wimbledon and US triumphs in 1936.

But the Scot insists the country cannot afford such lengthy waits again.

"For a country that hosts the biggest tennis tournament in the world, and is certainly not lacking in money, that's not really good enough," he said.

"Now should be an opportunity to try to make sure that it's not another huge wait again. They need to try to take the opportunity."

Pablo 21-09-21 08:09 AM

:haha: Love it, and he's absolutely right

Shaggy 21-09-21 08:29 AM

Possible dig at Henman there :haha:

Buzzo 21-09-21 10:06 AM

Ironically he is most likely the ideal resource for Raducanu, he is literally the only other person in the UK who will understand the challenges she faces.

Angryred 22-09-21 06:26 PM

She will end up being a flash in a pan as the hype machine soon starts to ratch up...hope she has people to help her stay grounded

Buzzo 09-10-21 08:40 AM

Crashing back down to earth.

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Britain's Emma Raducanu lost her first match as a Grand Slam champion, beaten in straight sets by Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells.

World number 22 Raducanu was seeking an 11th successive victory, having won the US Open last month as a qualifier.

But Sasnovich, ranked 100th in the world, beat the 18-year-old 6-2 6-4 in round two of the BNP Paribas Open.

Shaggy 09-10-21 10:08 AM

Found it quite odd that she fired her coach after the US Open. Don't think she's replaced him yet, but has the mighty Jeremy Bates with her atm :haha:

Norbs 09-10-21 11:56 AM

The Canadian/Romanian girl needs to grow up a bit

Buzzo 09-10-21 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3739236)
Found it quite odd that she fired her coach after the US Open. Don't think she's replaced him yet, but has the mighty Jeremy Bates with her atm :haha:

Yeah definitely. You’d have to imagine her coach was doing something right?

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Originally Posted by Norbs (Post 3739240)
The Canadian/Romanian girl needs to grow up a bit

:haha:

Shaggy 13-10-21 11:07 AM

Another gallant loss, this time to Zverev.


Shaggy 18-10-21 10:14 AM

Incredible stuff from Cam Norrie, winning Indian Wells - something even Murray never did. He's up to 16th in the world now.

red g 18-10-21 12:35 PM

Nobody has been in more finals other than Novak this year . He is no longer the South African Kiwi and we can all hail him as a true Brit

Buzzo 18-10-21 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by red g (Post 3740103)
Nobody has been in more finals other than Novak this year . He is no longer the South African Kiwi with a Scottish Dad and Welsh Mum and we can all hail him as a true Brit

:handshake::haha:

Buzzo 26-10-21 04:12 PM

Andy Murray beat World No 10 Hubert Hurkacz yesterday.

Shaggy 02-11-21 11:26 AM

Another first round exit for Andy last night. Lost to some chump who was only playing as a "lucky loser" cos someone pulled out. I watched it - thrilling game, went to a deciding set tie-breaker, and Murray wasted 7 match points. I've seldom seen him so angry, losing his shit constantly. You can see it's frustrating him beyond belief. I wish he'd just quit. :sigh:

red g 02-11-21 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3743394)
Another first round exit for Andy last night. Lost to some chump who was only playing as a "lucky loser" cos someone pulled out. I watched it - thrilling game, went to a deciding set tie-breaker, and Murray wasted 7 match points. I've seldom seen him so angry, losing his shit constantly. You can see it's frustrating him beyond belief. I wish he'd just quit. :sigh:

I know what you mean, Would love him to go out on a high though and just win one more tournament, Becoming an embarasment to Scottish Tennis sadly.

Shaggy 02-11-21 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by red g (Post 3743409)
I know what you mean, Would love him to go out on a high though and just win one more tournament, Becoming an embarasment to Scottish Tennis sadly.

:haha::haha::D

He's definitely got the odd great win left in him but I don't think he's close to fit enough to string enough wins together to win a tournament. It's really tough seeing him struggle and lose against jobbers. :sigh:

Buzzo 02-11-21 01:09 PM

I'm torn, I want both. But I can't see him retiring.

It will always be a 'what might have been with Andy, he got injured as W number 1 and Wimbledon champ - he was on for a year of winning some slams...

He is the sort of guy who might have one more miracle run left in him, but it is very hard to see it, when fundamentally he is playing guys 10 years younger with a metal hip...

Buzzo 02-11-21 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by red g (Post 3743409)
I know what you mean, Would love him to go out on a high though and just win one more tournament, Becoming an embarasment to Scottish Tennis sadly.

:haha::crackoff:

Shaggy 10-11-21 08:38 PM

Murray beats Jannik Sinner (ranked 10 in the world) in straight sets. :rock:

Buzzo 10-11-21 08:44 PM

Wow, that is an amazing result.

His problem is his fitness isnt it? He just cant go back to back with these performances. Though 6-1, 7-6 means he will be a bit fresher than his typical 3 set marathons, must be one of his best wins in years.

Shaggy 10-11-21 08:47 PM

Yep that's definitely his problem imo. He'll keep having these wins and then go and lose to some chump cos he's out of gas.

red g 11-11-21 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3745043)
Yep that's definitely his problem imo. He'll keep having these wins and then go and lose to some chump cos he's out of gas.

Tommy Paul Likes this post.

Shaggy 11-11-21 08:33 PM

Fuck me. Unbelievable. But so predictable. Never even heard of him :haha:

Buzzo 11-11-21 09:24 PM

Yeah. Same, never heard of him. Must be frustrating for Andy.

Buzzo 17-11-21 11:39 PM

This is all a bit mad.

Peng Shuai has not been seen since making allegations of sexual assault against Zhang Gaoli, former Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.




Email sent to head of WTA Steve Simon reported on Chinese State Media 'apparently' from Peng Shuai, but lacks any credibility - a screen grab with the cursor still showing.


He's not buying it.



Scratch 17-11-21 11:47 PM

Aye, it is a situation that stinks, but one that doesn't surprise really...speak out against a high-up person in China and mysteriously disappear....

Buzzo 17-11-21 11:51 PM

Maybe true for the average joe, but not typical that they would 'erase' a Grand Slam winner with international profile. And then look to fabricate a response suggesting everything is fine.

Buzzo 01-12-21 12:07 PM

Wow.

She was not far away from winning Slams. Seems like only yesterday she broke through with some big Wins.


RichC 01-12-21 12:07 PM

Bit out of the blue !

Buzzo 01-12-21 12:10 PM

I'm not sure if there is back story here - injury?

I guess there are other life elements unique to women that make a top level sporting career more of a challenge such as wanting a family but I agree, I wasnt aware of this at all.

She came very close to the absolute top.

Shaggy 01-12-21 12:10 PM

Only 30. What's that all about?

red g 01-12-21 02:15 PM

Did she not have a heart condition? Also she got Covid last year maybe she got Long Covid?

Buzzo 01-12-21 02:21 PM

Persistent knee problems apparently.

ChesterDave 21-12-21 02:09 PM

Michael Owen getting rinsed in the replies


Fivex 21-12-21 02:55 PM

Pwaa haa haaaa :haha:


RichC 04-01-22 10:10 AM

Murray beaten in the first round at Melbourne, wonder how much longer he'll keep going.

spud_gun 04-01-22 12:33 PM

Djokovic has been given a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open.

:haha:

RichC 04-01-22 12:34 PM

You wonder if he wasn't World #1 and defending champion he'd be getting that.

Buzzo 05-01-22 10:44 AM

Yep - Unbelievable really - what a precedent to set.

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Novak Djokovic: Australian Open vaccine exemption ignites backlash

Australians have reacted angrily to news that tennis player Novak Djokovic will play in the Australian Open, after being exempted from vaccination rules.

All players and staff at the tournament must be vaccinated or have an exemption granted by an expert independent panel.

Djokovic has not spoken about his vaccination status, but last year said he was "opposed to vaccination".

Organisers say he has not been given special treatment. But Australians have criticised officials and the player.

The controversy comes as the country is seeing tens of thousands of Covid-19 cases for the first time after enduring some of the world's strictest restrictions.

Over 90% of Australia's over-16 population is fully vaccinated, but some Australians still cannot travel interstate or globally because of current restrictions.

Amid the row, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Djokovic would be required to present evidence upon arrival that he has a genuine medical exemption from vaccination, or he would be "on the next plane home".

"If that evidence is insufficient, then he won't be treated any different to anyone else and he'll be on the next plane home," the prime minister told reporters. "There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic at all. None whatsoever."

Many Australians had previously accused the government of allowing the rich and famous to do as they please while ordinary people remained separated from sick and dying loved ones.

"I think it's a disgrace," Christine Wharton, who lives in Melbourne, where the Australian Open will be held, told ABC.

"We've all done the right thing, we've all gone out and got our jabs and our boosters and we have someone that has come from overseas and all of a sudden he's been exempt and can play and I think it's an absolute disgrace and I won't be watching it."

A&E doctor Stephen Parnis tweeted: "I don't care how good a tennis player he is. If he's refusing to get vaccinated, he shouldn't be allowed in. "If this exemption is true, it sends an appalling message to millions seeking to reduce #COVID19Aus risk to themselves & others."

The decision raised eyebrows with some other tennis players too. "I just think it's very interesting. That's all I'm going to say," Australian Alex de Minaur said.

Britain's Jamie Murray added: "I think if it was me that wasn't vaccinated I wouldn't be getting an exemption. You know, but well done to him for getting clear to come to Australia and compete."

The Australian Open begins on 17 January, and the event's chief executive Craig Tiley said 26 athletes had applied for medical exemptions. "A handful" had been granted, he said, under guidelines set by federal regulators.

"We made it extra difficult for anyone applying for an application to ensure it was the right process and to make sure the medical experts deal with it independently," he told Channel 9.

Applications for medical exemptions are being assessed anonymously by two separate panels, with inflammatory cardiac illness or another acute condition listed as valid reasons.

But it is also possible Djokovic has recently tested positive for the virus, which would allow him to defer taking the vaccine.

He has not revealed his vaccination status and said last April: "Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn't want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel."

On Tuesday he said on Instagram: "I've spent fantastic quality time with my loved ones over the break and today I'm heading down under with an exemption permission. Let's go 2022. I am ready to live and breathe tennis in the next few weeks of competition."

"Heartless" Queensland bars US couple from seeing dying father
Victoria state government minister Jaala Pulford acknowledged the decision was "frustrating and upsetting", but also denied that Djokovic had received special treatment. Both she and Mr Tiley urged Djokovic to give more information to the public.

"It'll certainly be helpful if Novak was to explain the conditions in which he's sought an exemption and granted an exemption but ultimately it's up to him," Mr Tiley said.


RichC 05-01-22 11:00 AM

Yeah, it's pretty disgraceful. As I said earlier if he was someone in and around the top 100 I'm pretty sure he'd not be playing without the jabs.

Wonder if he decided to skip media duties would he get the same treatment as Osaka ?

Can't see him being a fan favourite :haha: nothing new there though.

spud_gun 05-01-22 01:02 PM

Unsurprisingly the Aussies seem mightily pissed off at this decision.

Wouldn't surprise me if their Government steps in and doesn't allow him into the country.

No doubt the tournament organisers can't see past the $$$

World number 1. Opportunity to win a men's record 21st Grand Slam title

Buzzo 05-01-22 02:07 PM

Would be AMAZING if he gets denied entry and the Governement step in.

A line has to be drawn with Anti Vaxxers. More so with high profile ones.

ChesterDave 05-01-22 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3753553)
Would be AMAZING if he gets denied entry and the Governement step in.

A line has to be drawn with Anti Vaxxers. More so with high profile ones.

He's been denied entry!

spud_gun 05-01-22 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ChesterDave (Post 3753599)
He's been denied entry!

Where are you seeing that?

Would make for an excellent episode of border patrol.

Um...sorry mate you can't get in you've not been vaccinated and we've also found 10kg of cocaine in your tennis rackets

ChesterDave 05-01-22 06:18 PM

Was on Twitter but looks to be a minor technicality when digging further - the wrong type of visa form completed rather than he has been sent packing.

Buzzo 05-01-22 10:23 PM

:haha: Fuck off Novak :handshake:

Genius that they let him fly all the way down there.


RichC 05-01-22 10:28 PM

:haha:

S-RED 05-01-22 10:41 PM

gotta love the Aussies dont give a fuck 'fuck you' to any & every one

spud_gun 05-01-22 10:53 PM

:haha::haha:

fair fucks to the Australian government on this one

Buzzo 05-01-22 10:54 PM

Also a headline writers dream.

Novaxx Djokovic

red g 05-01-22 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3753673)
Also a headline writers dream.

Novaxx Djokovic

:clap::clap::clap:

S-RED 05-01-22 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by S-RED (Post 3753668)
gotta love the Aussies dont give a fuck 'fuck you' to any & every one

Quote:

Originally Posted by spud_gun (Post 3753672)
:haha::haha:

fair fucks to the Australian government on this one

fair play to them, they have placed their own under long term restrictions & (last minute TBF) said no to a world superstar at their art. Imagine our (party loving) government doing the same ...

S-RED 05-01-22 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3753673)
Also a headline writers dream.

Novaxx Djokovic

that's a headline worth living off, well forever


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