Tennis Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Garrett L., Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Gotta have a thread for the best sport on the planet! Really hope people begin to pay more attention to the sport outside of the four majors.

    Serena vs Vika should be really good tonight at Indian Wells. Djokovic-Nadal this afternoon will also really let us know how far back into his recovery Nadal is.
     
  2. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Looks like Rafa is back to near his old level, but Nole continues to just be on another level even higher than those around him. Great match today.
     
  3. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    This Serena-Vika match has been phenomenal thus far.
     
  4. sponsor
  5. himynameisiain

    Regular

    I have a subscription to tennis.tv, not really kept up to date watching smaller events though past couple of months!

    I managed to get wimbledon tickets the past two years, not been so lucky in the ballot this year unfortunately.
     
  6. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Wimbledon is the dream some day. I've been watching good bits of Indian Wells and Miami the last few weeks. Tennis world is crazy this year, outside of Djokovic.
     
  7. himynameisiain

    Regular

    It is great if you can get to it!

    I wish there was more coverage of the doubles for pretty much every tournament. Considering alot of the time in each competition a fair whack of the top 20 singles players are also playing in the doubles!

    I am happy my fellow Scot Jamie Murray is now No1 mens doubles player in the world. What an achievement!
     
  8. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    I'm odd in that I love playing doubles (if I trust my partner), but I hate watching it.
     
  9. himynameisiain

    Regular

    I am playing doubles more than I play singles these days. I play team matches at other clubs which is fun, so I guess I am always trying to learn from these guys movement and tactics. I used to go the general members club nights, but liek you say, playing with a random is daunting sometimes! I did play in Australia on holiday which was brutal in the heat!

    I am a baseline warrior at heart, but in doubles I feel im struggling to take the power off, and get the positioning right. My whole technique falls apart as if im thinking too much about it.
     
  10. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    @himynameisiain I'm good at the net, so that's what I love about doubles. I grew up playing in Florida. I'm in a period where I can't play because I don't have contacts (doctor wanted my eyes to have 18 months with glasses first) and I'm missing it so hard.
     
  11. MrRobot

    Twitter/IG: @scott325

    How many years before the next big star arrives and can dethrone Djokovic now that Federer and Rafa are falling apart?

    (Still slightly delusional in holding out hope for one more Fed slam, though)
     
    Garrett L. likes this.
  12. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Vika's on fire right now.
     
  13. MrRobot

    Twitter/IG: @scott325

    Fun fact: I'm closer to Murray in points than Murray is to Djokovic.

    [​IMG]
     
    JM95 and Garrett L. like this.
  14. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Djokovic losing so early in this latest tournament was quite the shock. Rafa winning a clay court tourney makes me hesitate to say "looks like he's back," but this is his strongest portion of the calendar for sure.
     
  15. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Huge All-American final in Rome tomorrow between Serena and Madison Keys.
     
  16. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Roland Garros is here!
     
  17. Mr. Dennis

    On the Free from PSG

    Did ESPN lose/not renew coverage rights?
     
  18. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    They usually only do weekend and later round coverage.
     
  19. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Seeing Rafa withdraw from the French, even though I always root against him, is really weird to see. And without Roger, it's like we're slowly sliding into the post-Golden Era world.

    It's been a fun tournament thus far. The WTA side is as volatile is ever and it's awesome. Rogers upsetting Kvitova yesterday was huge.
     
  20. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Serena - Mladenovic has been a near perfect match of tennis thus far. Mlad is ballsy AF in this tie-breaker. Serving to force a third set at 9-8.
     
  21. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    9-9. Downright incredible tennis from both of them. (I'll talk to myself about tennis all day.)
     
  22. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Serena's serving for her 4th match point... all previous three were on her serve and Mlad mini-broke. And she did it again. 10-10.
     
  23. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    11-10, receiving for MP this time.

    And that ends it. Incredible match.
     
  24. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Beautiful third set by Venus. It's crazy how common a "fluke" 6-1 or 6-0 middle set is in a WTA match that goes 3.
     
  25. MrRobot

    Twitter/IG: @scott325

    oh my god



    I love Genie though
     
    Garrett L. likes this.
  26. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    ROUGH. But hilarious.