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Postby Tomas » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:04 am

Next time you see two time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova play:

The pictures in the article show her hand right after she was cut when fighting a home intruder (who has not been caught yet). That happened 9 months ago.

She played her first competitive match FIVE months after the surgery!!! :scared:

http://sport.idnes.cz/radek-kebrle-oper ... _tenis_elv

That surgeon (Radek Kebrle) http://www.ruka-kosmetika.cz/index.php?co=lekari deserves a freakin' medal...

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Postby Gaucho » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:36 am

ewww ...

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Postby Robot B9 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:20 am

Dropshot in your face, intruder.

I hope she went oldskool Berzerk and yelled 'Intruder alert, Intruder alert...Got the humanoid, got the Intruder!'

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Okthen

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:55 am

Roger Federer, man.

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Postby shmenguin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 am

Roger Federer, man.
Seriously.

Though I wonder if he and Sampras weren't such stuffs, could tennis have held on a little longer?

Federer is such a talent and such a great guy and it couldn't be more boring.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Roger Federer, man.
Seriously.

Though I wonder if he and Sampras weren't such stuffs, could tennis have held on a little longer?

Federer is such a talent and such a great guy and it couldn't be more boring.
Yup...seems like a really nice guy, but just super boring.

The most incredible thing I find in his latest success is that he went four years without winning a Grand Slam. And STILL has 20 of them. He didn't win a Grand Slam from 31 to 35, and then has won three of five since he turned 35. So improbable to hit a drought at that age, for that many years, and then suddenly return to the top of the world.

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Postby shmenguin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:05 pm

I want to find a way to explain how my waning interest in tennis was related to certain outfit trends on the ladies side, but there's no way to do it without sounding like a creep so let's pretend this post never happened.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Didn't they have to change the dress code almost solely due to Martina Hingis's posterior?

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Postby shmenguin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:39 pm

Didn't they have to change the dress code almost solely due to Martina Hingis's posterior?
i think it was kournikova...who was not an adult.

but neither was i, so i feel ok about everything

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Postby Tomas » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:24 pm

Left: Petr (CZE): Australian Open winner, 1998
Right: Sebastian (USA), Australian Open winner, 2018

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and also Jessica (USA): Australian Open winner, 2012

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Postby Tomas » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Roger Federer to move to No. 1 ATP ranking spot again the next Monday. He will be the oldest No. 1 in the history (36 years, 6 months). This will be his 303rd week as No. 1 (also historical record). And, he will return to No. 1 spot after 5 years and 106 days (last time Federer was ATP No. 1 ranked player was October 2012). Also historical record.


Legend...

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Postby count2infinity » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:49 pm

GOAT, no doubt.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm

What makes Federer's career even more remarkable is the quality of his contemporaries. Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, not to mention all of the other higher caliber players outside the top 5 that are far deeper than they were 25 years ago.

Federer won his first GS, 2003 Wimbledon, months after Andre Agassi won his last at the Australian Open :shock:

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Postby Tomas » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:26 pm

What makes Federer's career even more remarkable is the quality of his contemporaries. Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, not to mention all of the other higher caliber players outside the top 5 that are far deeper than they were 25 years ago.

Federer won his first GS, 2003 Wimbledon, months after Andre Agassi won his last at the Australian Open :shock:
I have heard this argument, but I am not sure I buy it. Granted, thanks to advances in training, preparation, nutrition, etc. the level of play in any sport is higher now than it was 25 years ago. However, as Federer has his Djokovic and Nadal - Lendl (for example) had his Connors and McEnroe. Connors on top of that had his Borg. Sampras had his Agassi. Every top player in the - say - Top 8 of all-time spent as No. 1 - had a worthy rival.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:46 pm

11th French Open win for Nadal. That is, um, quite remarkable.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:23 pm

He's something else. Really enjoy watching him play.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 am

Total number of times he picked his wedgie in those 11 wins - over/under 232

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Postby slappybrown » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:48 am

What makes Federer's career even more remarkable is the quality of his contemporaries. Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, not to mention all of the other higher caliber players outside the top 5 that are far deeper than they were 25 years ago.

Federer won his first GS, 2003 Wimbledon, months after Andre Agassi won his last at the Australian Open :shock:
I have heard this argument, but I am not sure I buy it. Granted, thanks to advances in training, preparation, nutrition, etc. the level of play in any sport is higher now than it was 25 years ago. However, as Federer has his Djokovic and Nadal - Lendl (for example) had his Connors and McEnroe. Connors on top of that had his Borg. Sampras had his Agassi. Every top player in the - say - Top 8 of all-time spent as No. 1 - had a worthy rival.
Consider that the current order of most GS wins is:

Federer -- 20
Nadal -- 17
Sampras -- 14
Djokovic -- 12
Emerson -- 12

To get to 49 titles won between three players in the Sampras era, you need to add up Sampras, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, Courier and then I stopped because that only gets you to 38. Connors (8), Bjorg (11), McEnroe (7), Wilander (7), Lendl (8) gets you to 41. That's three guys compared to the top 5 in those other eras. What the three of them have done in the last 15 years is unprecedented imo. What's even more remarkable is that Nadal is 32, four years younger than Federer. He's had more injury issues in his career, so you never know when he might break down, but we could be sitting here in 3 years with Nadal having surpassed Federer in total titles. He's the favorite in the French until he can no longer walk at the very least.

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Postby Beveridge » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 am

If it weren't for Nadal, Federer could have 5 career grand slams. That's nuts. In fact Nadal is the only things that prevented 2 actual grand slams and 10 championships in a row.

I've always been a huge Federer fan so Nadal is always a sour topic for me. He is the best on clay, and it's not even close. I'll give him that. He's also better heads up vs Federer.

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Postby count2infinity » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:57 am

You can't be a fan of both?

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Postby Beveridge » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:07 am

Sure, but that's kind of like being a fan of both Celtics and Lakers in the 80s.

Nadal is the one that would beat Federer over and over, so I'm not a "fan". I think he's good and one of the best of all time, but I secretly hope he doesn't win majors when they come around.

It's like Pitt...I don't care if their record at the end of the season is 0-12 or 12-0 and national champs. I secretly hope they lose nonetheless because "sports".

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:32 pm

Agree with slappy...the dominance of the three of them has been remarkable. It really sucked for Andy Roddick. He is a great player in his own right, but he came up in the absolute worst time to come up of any period in tennis history if you aren't an all-time great. If he would have been born 20 years earlier, he probably would have won a couple more slams. Hell, I think he lost all three appearances in the Wimbledon Final to Federer, including the longest final in Wimbledon history in 2009 when Federer won 16-14 in the fifth set or something absurd.

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Postby obhave » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:18 pm

Two weeks till Wimbledon! I'm so excited. If I somehow snag tickets to see Roger Federer live at Wimbledon, I will be the happiest woman. Hopefully he is still in the tournament by the time I get there.

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:51 am

Hardly controversial.

Did you get to see GOAT?

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