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  • jamievilla 11 Sep 2012 16:28:46 699 posts
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    @fergal_oc What??? Nooooooo. I managed till 1am and recorded the rest, didn't check it this morning though.

    :-(
  • fergal_oc 11 Sep 2012 16:35:57 2,764 posts
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    @jamievilla just saying what happened on my sky+ hd box, maybe yours was better at being updated? Fingers crossed for you although I would imagine there's going to be a highlights showing or something.
  • SolidSCB 11 Sep 2012 16:37:42 8,508 posts
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    Back to actual tennis, if Murray can win the Tour Finals, he'll end the season at number 1. You have to say on current form, he probably deserves it.

    Going to be a very interesting season next year. Nadal will hopefully be back in good fitness, Federer has probably one last hurrah in him and Djokovic will be looking to re-assert the dominance he had in 2011.

    3 Grand Slams completely up for grabs for any of those four guys next year.
  • ecu 11 Sep 2012 16:37:53 77,785 posts
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    Sky+ is supposed to adjust the recording time if the schedule changes.
  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 16:47:55
    Yeah, next year is going to be really interesting. Love that four different guys won the Slams this year.
  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 16:50:13 6,446 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    3 Grand Slams completely up for grabs for any of those four guys next year.
    So you're suggesting Nadal has already banked the French Open title :)
  • SolidSCB 11 Sep 2012 16:55:18 8,508 posts
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    It wouldn't at all surprise me to see an exact repeat of this year's Grand Slam results next year. Djokovic seems to have a special connection with the Aussie Open, some of his performances there have been unreal. Ditto with Murray and the US Open, it has always been his strongest event and he knows how to win the big one now. Federer will be looking to wind down his career with a win at his favourite event and pip Sampras to the undisputed top spot for most Wimbledon titles and the French Open will as ever be a foregone conclusion.

    Definitely don't see any one player dominating the Grand Slams.
  • SolidSCB 11 Sep 2012 16:56:17 8,508 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    SolidSCB wrote:
    3 Grand Slams completely up for grabs for any of those four guys next year.
    So you're suggesting Nadal has already banked the French Open title :)
    I don't even think it needs saying! It's as close to a sure thing as you can get in sport.
  • ecu 11 Sep 2012 17:06:45 77,785 posts
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    Unless he's injured..
  • askew 11 Sep 2012 17:06:54 13,395 posts
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    Unless he's suffering from knee-knack!
  • Gruff 11 Sep 2012 17:08:16 3,065 posts
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    Maybe he will cheer up a little now, delicate little flower, had the world on his shoulders, bless
  • Trowel 11 Sep 2012 18:24:23 18,717 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Sky+ is supposed to adjust the recording time if the schedule changes.
    It wasn't in my Tivo schedule which might explain why recordings went wrong - still had it down as Soccer AM: the best bits (~3 seconds of Tubes getting stabbed in the eyes). I'm sure Sky will milk the replays for the next week or so.
  • senso-ji 14 Oct 2012 13:12:49 6,446 posts
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    Did anyone catch the Murray vs Djokovic Shanghai final? Amazing match from both guys again. This could be another one of Tennis' great rivals, especially considering how closely matched they both are.
  • Flying_Pig 14 Oct 2012 14:00:42 12,762 posts
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    Who won?
  • Jono62 14 Oct 2012 14:04:48 14,893 posts
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    Djokovic did. He saved 5 match points in the second set to win in 3. Don't think I've seen anyone save so many match points and win games as Djokovic does.

    Oh, and well done Heather Watson for winning the Japan open.

    Edited by Jono62 at 14:06:16 14-10-2012
  • The-Bodybuilder 14 Oct 2012 16:01:43 14,841 posts
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    Didn't get to watch, but there is now so little great weight of expectation on him now his won a GS.

    I just think this new and improved aggressive Andy sticks around, because it's the best version yet?
  • pistol 8 Nov 2012 15:59:20 13,018 posts
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    Got front row seats for the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday and looks like Fed is through. Should be good.

    Who will he play...Novak or Berdych
  • senso-ji 11 Nov 2012 21:32:42 6,446 posts
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    That was a bit of an anti-climax in the Fed-Murray match. Andy started off positive but seemed to lose interest very quickly. Federer did hit some amazing shots, mind.
  • Trane 12 Nov 2012 09:44:58 4,060 posts
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    The more positive player wins, same as Friday.
  • pistol 12 Nov 2012 12:47:01 13,018 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    That was a bit of an anti-climax in the Fed-Murray match. Andy started off positive but seemed to lose interest very quickly. Federer did hit some amazing shots, mind.
    It wasn't a case of losing interest, he just gave Fed a window of opportunity and Fed took advantage. Once Federer is ahead he's virtually impossible to stop and the 2nd set was some of the best tennis I have ever seen. I was in the front row and one end of the court.

    Looking forward to today's final.

    Edited by pistol at 12:47:45 12-11-2012
  • pistol 12 Nov 2012 13:23:14 13,018 posts
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    Apologies for the quality, taken with phone as no decent cameras allowed into O2.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9840520@N06/8178705566/in/photostream/lightbox/
  • senso-ji 12 Nov 2012 21:30:04 6,446 posts
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    Great first set. Djokovic edging it 7-6 in the tie break, but the standard from both guys has been brilliant.
  • fergal_oc 12 Nov 2012 22:19:18 2,764 posts
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    An amazing match this, if this was a boxing match there'd be blood just everywhere!
  • senso-ji 12 Nov 2012 22:34:04 6,446 posts
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    What a way to win the title and hit the last shot of the pro-tour season. Great match, Novak fully deserved that.
  • Trane 13 Nov 2012 10:20:30 4,060 posts
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    Fantastic match, Fed should have done better though.
  • SolidSCB 13 Nov 2012 10:41:52 8,508 posts
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    Decent match but Federer was sloppy. Far too many unforced errors and his first serve seemed to dissappear whenever he was in a comfortable position.
  • CharlieStCloud 13 Jan 2013 09:15:25 5,820 posts
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    The Australian Open starts today, although the first round matches are shown here, in the UK, at midnight.

    I have been to all four Grand Slams in person and there is something about being in Melbourne for a couple of weeks when the tennis is on ... more and more people gather around the Federation Square as the tournament goes on, which brings lots of people all over the world together!

    The rivalry between Djokovic and Murray is always good to see, but they won't play against each other unless they both make it to the final. Oh, and it is a shame Nadal could not start his season here after having an injury layoff (for so long).

    Anyone else watching/following these next two weeks with me...?

    : )

    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 09:16:14 13-01-2013
  • Mola_Ram 13 Jan 2013 09:41:13 10,342 posts
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    Normally I'd be working there, but this year I'll have to find some place in Kathmandu (soon to be Paris) to watch it.
  • CharlieStCloud 13 Jan 2013 09:45:02 5,820 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Normally I'd be working there, but this year I'll have to find some place in Kathmandu (soon to be Paris) to watch it.
    You a globe-trotting business man, hey?

    The more my love for football wanes, the more I enjoy watching tennis all year round.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Jan 2013 09:49:12 10,342 posts
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    Lol, no, just doing a volunteering thing. Going to Paris to see my dad - who is a globe-trotting scientist - but that is mostly for fun.

    I worked in hospitality at the tennis, in corporate. I've seen a whole lot of Centre Court matches for free over the past few years \o/
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