Tennis Season 2016

 

Postby Michiel » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:32 pm

And so it started...

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Who will rise to the top?

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What are you looking forward to this season? What do you expect?

Discuss!

2016 Tennis Season Overview: Tournament Wins

ATP

1
Djokovic (Doha), Raonic (Brisbane), Wawrinka (Chennai), Troicki (Sydney) & Bautista Augut (Auckland).

*Australian Open Winner*
*Roland Garros Winner*
*Wimbledon Winner*
*Olympic Gold Medal*
*Us Open Winner*
*ATP Masters Winner*

WTA

1
Azarenka (Brisbane), Stephens (Auckland), Radwanska (Shenzhen), Kuznetsova (Sydney) & Cornet (Hobart).

*Australian Open Winner*
*Roland Garros Winner*
*Wimbledon Winner*
*Olympic Gold Medal*
*Us Open Winner*
*WTA Masters Winner*
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Postby stevyy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:12 pm

Kerber said she wants to win a Grand Slam title this year... and now she's in the final in Brisbane already.

Görges is another German who is in the final in Auckland.

I would conclude, that it's been a good start for Allemagne.

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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:45 pm

The British players have had a good start to the season. Hopefully they can progress some more this season!

Hopefully Murray can add to his Grand Slam titles and defend his Olympic title. 8-)
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Postby Michiel » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:10 pm

stevyy wrote:Kerber said she wants to win a Grand Slam title this year... and now she's in the final in Brisbane already.

Görges is another German who is in the final in Auckland.

I would conclude, that it's been a good start for Allemagne.

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They both lost... Oops.
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Postby stevyy » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:42 pm

MichielMC wrote:They both lost... Oops.
:oops: :cry: :cry: :cry:

they aren't steffi... oh how i miss her.
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Postby Westen » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:49 pm

What a start for Novak.

I hope he can finally win RG this year, god knows he deserve dit. And Olympic.

I don't have any expections for Ana and Jelena. Can't believe how good Ana was in 2014 and how terrible she was last year. Jelena is old for tennis so i don't see her having big results this year.
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Postby stevyy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:21 am

another season like 2015 and Novak is the GREATEST Tennis Player in Tennis History. lol.

I so hope he wins the Grand Slam this year. 2015 was tragic.. but he made up for that loss.
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Postby Michiel » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:38 am

stevyy wrote:another season like 2015 and Novak is the GREATEST Tennis Player in Tennis History. lol.

Not yet. You and your superlatives... Mess. To be quite honest I never expected him to be so dominant and this during a very competitive tennis era. If he can keep this for a few years than he can be considered one of the greatest if not the greatest. He's so consistent, just unbelieveable. His key is being the best mover and being completely all-round. Him winning RG is only a matter of time, he has everything in his game to win it obviously... Last year he just met Wawrinka playing the best tennis of his life and the year 2015.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:02 am

Westen wrote:What a start for Novak.

I hope he can finally win RG this year, god knows he deserve dit. And Olympic.
Don't think so. Another Wimbledon and Australian Open for sure (with a bit of luck)
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:55 pm

Hopefully Lleyton Hewitt gets a good draw for the Aussie Open. It's a shame he is retiring. I hope he has one final great run!

Hopefully Murray avoids Kyrgios too haha
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Postby android » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:40 am

I am looking forward to this year's Australian Open. Pity Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on the same side of the draw.

WHO THE TOP EIGHT MEN'S SEEDS FACE IN ROUND ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Hyeon Chung (KOR)

2-Andy Murray (GBR) v Alexander Zverev (GER)

3-Roger Federer (SUI) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)

4-Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)

5-Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

6-Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Yuki Bhambri (IND)

7-Kei Nishikori (JAP) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

8-David Ferrer (ESP) v qualifier
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:19 am

Some interesting draws! Can't wait for it to start!

Well done Dan Evans through to his first Australian Open!
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Postby stevyy » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:19 pm

the poor germans. even the wunderkind alexander zverev is going to lose in rd. 1. what a shame.
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Postby aaliyahman » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:09 pm

I am just hoping Serena can keep it together.

Her focus was definitely off when she and Patrick Split.
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:06 pm

Really looking forward to the tournament starting tomorrow!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:16 pm

Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed

Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches.

All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.

The Tennis Integrity Unit - set up to police the sport - said it had a zero-tolerance approach to betting-related corruption.

The cache of documents passed to the BBC and Buzzfeed News include the findings of an investigation set up in 2007 by the organising body, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Hear the whole story on File on 4, Tuesday 20:00 GMT, BBC Radio 4

Its job was to look into suspicious betting activity after a game involving Nikolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello. The two players were cleared of violating any rules but the investigation developed into a much wider enquiry looking into a web of gamblers linked to top-level players.

The documents we have obtained show the enquiry found betting syndicates in Russia, northern Italy and Sicily making hundreds of thousands of pounds betting on games investigators thought to be fixed. Three of these games were at Wimbledon.

In a confidential report for the tennis authorities in 2008, the enquiry team said 28 players involved in these games should be investigated but the findings were never followed up. Tennis introduced a new anti-corruption code in 2009 but after taking legal advice were told previous corruption offences could not be pursued.

"As a result no new investigations into any of the players who were mentioned in the 2008 report were opened," a TIU spokesman said.

In subsequent years there were repeated alerts sent to the TIU about a third of these players. None of them was disciplined by the TIU.

A group of whistle blowers inside tennis, who wanted to remain anonymous, recently passed the documents on to the BBC and Buzzfeed News. We contacted Mark Phillips, one of the betting investigators in the 2007 enquiry, who told the BBC they discovered there was repeated suspicious betting activity about a clear group.

"There was a core of about 10 players who we believed were the most common perpetrators that were at the root of the problem."

He has never spoken publicly before about the material he gathered, which he said was as powerful as any he had seen in over 20 years as a betting investigator.

"The evidence was really strong. There appeared to be a really good chance to nip it in the bud and get a strong deterrent out there to root out the main bad apples."

The BBC and Buzzfeed were also passed on the names of other current players the TIU have repeatedly been warned about by betting organisations, sports integrity units and professional gamblers.

Many of these players have been on the radar of the tennis authorities for involvement in suspicious matches going back to 2003.

The BBC and Buzzfeed News have decided not to name the players because without access to their phone, bank and computer records it is not possible to determine whether they may have been personally taking part in match fixing.

However tennis's integrity unit does have the power to demand all this evidence from any professional tennis player.

"There is an element of actually keeping things under wraps," said Benn Gunn, a former police chief constable who conducted a major review of betting in tennis that led to the creation of the Tennis Integrity Unit.

It's the first time he has publicly spoken about his concerns.

"If they were really serious about dealing with this then they really need to create an integrity unit with teeth," he said.

The European Sports Security Association, which monitors betting for leading bookmakers, flagged up more than 50 suspicious matches to the TIU in 2015.

The organisation declared that tennis attracts more suspicious gambling activity than other sport.

Nigel Willerton, director of the TIU, said while it welcomed the support of the betting industry, "it is not the role of betting companies to make judgements about corrupt activity".

He added: "All credible information received by the TIU is analysed, assessed, and investigated by highly experienced former law-enforcement investigators."

The problem of suspicious betting and match fixing is not going away. Eight of the players repeatedly flagged to the TIU over the past decade are due to play in the Australian Open which starts on Monday 18 January.

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Postby navi » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:00 am

oasisbobo wrote:Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed
This is a surprise only to naive's.
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Only hope that the Australian open first round big upsets have nothing to do with this.
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Postby stevyy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:39 pm

german galz did great so far. all but 1 in round 2. poor petkovic.
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Postby navi » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:17 pm

stevyy wrote:croatian galz didn't great so far. all but 1 out in round 1.
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Postby shirley » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:49 pm

Saw the Halep match today, bit of Stan & the end of Rafa's match.

Good win for Jo Konta.

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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:36 pm

Great to see Murray and Hewitt through in straight sets!

Hewitt and Ferrer looks like a five setter!
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Postby Michiel » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:25 am

We say goodbye to the powerful Hewitt! He will be missed!

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*He will still play a doubles match though*
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:39 pm

^ Really sad to see the end of his career! After his great 2014 season I thought he was going to power on and get back into the top 32 and prolong his career until he was 37 or 38.

What a legend he is. He done so much for this ear of the game. He will be missed on the tour!
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Postby stevyy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:21 pm

Anna-Lena Friedsam is in the 4th round omfg. slay gurl. :o :o

the seats are dropping out like flies this season. :o :o :o
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Postby Michiel » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:32 pm

stevyy wrote:Anna-Lena Friedsam is in the 4th round omfg. slay gurl. :o :o

the seats are dropping out like flies this season. :o :o :o
*seeds and really no surprise at the women's side of the draw. This mess is the rule not the exception.

Radwanska will show friedsam where she belongs :wink:.

Ridiculous that Bencic, Sharapova & Williams are all fighting for one semifinal spot. Radwanska should take her spot in the semifinal on automatic pilot. Hopefully Azarenka & Muguruza win their respective matches, would be the best 4th round set-up. One of them will take the third semifinal spot. The fourth one is pretty open... Anyone could take it, all seeds left over there are quite messy (Ivanovic, Makarova, Pliskova & Keys).
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