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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:27 pm

Westen wrote:Novak is one big fat catastrophe since RG, fail after fail. His attitude on and off the court is terrible, things that he is saying, i am so disappointed in him.

Murray doesn't deserve #1 tho, he only got this close because Novak is bad.
The rankings don't lie. A dip in form from Novak yes but Andy still deserves number 1 spot 100% and I hope he can do it this week! :)
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Postby Westen » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:29 pm

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Westen wrote:Novak is one big fat catastrophe since RG, fail after fail. His attitude on and off the court is terrible, things that he is saying, i am so disappointed in him.

Murray doesn't deserve #1 tho, he only got this close because Novak is bad.
The rankings don't lie. A dip in form from Novak yes but Andy still deserves number 1 spot 100% and I hope he can do it this week! :)
No not really, sorry. If Novak stayed in form it wouldn't have happened. At least not this year.
Novak lost like 6000 points or more in few months only because of 'lack of motivation'
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:39 pm

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Westen wrote:Novak is one big fat catastrophe since RG, fail after fail. His attitude on and off the court is terrible, things that he is saying, i am so disappointed in him.

Murray doesn't deserve #1 tho, he only got this close because Novak is bad.
The rankings don't lie. A dip in form from Novak yes but Andy still deserves number 1 spot 100% and I hope he can do it this week! :)
No not really, sorry. If Novak stayed in form it wouldn't have happened. At least not this year.
Novak lost like 6000 points or more in few months only because of 'lack of motivation'
Yeah I agree with you. He hasn't been the same player since winning the French Open. Lack of motivation possibly. Even if it is Novak's own doing Murray does deserve the number one ranking due to his form since losing the final in France. Although the rankings are calculated over a year.

Last year Novak probably set the highest standard ever seen in the history of tennis carrying on through this year until the French Open. It is very hard to keep that form up.
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:47 pm

New world number one come Monday!

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Take a bow Andy Murray!!!!
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Postby aaliyahman » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:55 pm

Gaining a ranking by a walkover isn't really a good look.
I hope he wins in Paris to cement the Number 1 a bit.

I would hate this to be a short number 1 though as it would be an embarrassment.
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Postby Westen » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:22 pm

I wouldn't have been disappointed in Novak if he lost his #1 with dignity, but what he did (and things he said) after French Open made him already a fad who fell like a rock from grace.
I lost respect for him and he already shi*ted on his legacy that he was fighting so hard to build.

And before anyone attacks me, it has nothing to do with him falling from #1, it has everything to do with how he fell.

I will never support him again.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:55 pm

aaliyahman wrote:I would hate this to be a short number 1 though as it would be an embarrassment.
Not at all, in such a competitve field.
I'd say Murray deserves at least some time at no.1 but I don't think he is going to be there for long enough. Anyway, he is the first British player to do so.
I want to see Roger Federer back in his top form if it is possible (the same goes to Rafa and Novak).
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Postby MusicJunk90 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:42 pm

Nothing to be embarrassed about, not sure where that comment came from?? Djokovic has a chance to overtake as the year-end no. 1 (he has a much better draw than Murray at WTF too).

HOWEVER, if Djokovic did end the year as no. 1, Murray would EASILY reclaim it in the first few months of 2017 as Djokovic has sooooooo much to defend in the first few months whereas Murray has soooo many opportunities to add to his points tally and not that much to defend. So at worst case scenario Murray ends year as no. 2 and then gets the no. 1 back in early 2017.

Murray was actually aiming for no. 1 in early 2017 anyway as that seemed much more realistic, so the fact he's got there a few months ahead of schedule is just a bonus really! :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:30 pm

One thing i never thought I would see! And Murray finishing the year number one player! Officially the best player of the last year! 8-)

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Postby heppolo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:21 pm

^Yes, the Olympic title and Wimbledon are brilliant achievement, but at the start of 2016 Murray seemed to be too far off that elusive #1 spot
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:29 pm

heppolo wrote:^Yes, the Olympic title and Wimbledon are brilliant achievement, but at the start of 2016 Murray seemed to be too far off that elusive #1 spot
Yeah a year full of fantastic achievements for Murray!
I can't get over it! World Number 1!!
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Postby Michiel » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:48 am

Congratz to Murray for an amazing second half of the tennis season. He deserved it. I was looking forward to seeing the final, but the level of play left a lot to be desired. Djokovic gave it away with his thousand plus one unforced errors.
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Postby Noahh » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:29 pm

Even though I kinda dislike Murray, it was a deserved win for him. Djokovic didn't play well at all. It was a pretty disappointing final to watch.
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Postby leomedar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:32 pm

Amazing year for Juan Martin Del Potro!!! Great comeback after tough injuries.
Today he recovered from a 0-2 against Cilic and eventually won the match, and Argentina, for the first time in history, won the Davis Cup.

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Postby heppolo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:28 pm

I am so happy for Juan Martin Del Potro. He entered the legendary status, at least in terms of argentinian sport.
When he was playing for his country this year, he was immense, almost unbeatable.
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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:36 am

So happy for Del Potro. He earned my respect in 2009 and in 2012 he became one of my favourite players. Certainly a player to challenge the top 4 next year and compete for grand slams. 2017 could be a fantastic year for tennis!
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Postby stevyy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:50 am

DelPo is my favourite tennis player on the entire tour. I love him so much. I am so happy for him that he has returned and quite frankly, he is slaying.
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Postby aaliyahman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:09 pm

I love him and his story!
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Postby heppolo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:24 pm

Petra Kvitova injured by knife-wielding attacker at her home
BBC Sport wrote:Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she is "fortunate to be alive" after being injured in a potentially career-threatening knife attack at her home on Tuesday.

Kvitova, 26, is undergoing surgery for severe lacerations to all four fingers on her left hand - her playing hand.

The incident, described as a burglary, happened in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

"I am shaken," said Kvitova, adding: "The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists."

Her publicist Karel Tejkal said: "It was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or rob her as Petra Kvitova."

Kvitova is ranked 11 in the world and has won a career total of 19 titles, including Grand Slam victories at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.

It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand. The intruder is believed to have then run away and is being sought by police.

Kvitova has suffered damage to ligaments and tendons in her left hand, but the full extent of the injuries will not be known until after surgery later on Tuesday.
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"As you may have already heard, today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife. In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand.

"I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive. The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this. Thank you all again for your love and support and now I would appreciate some privacy while I focus on my recovery."
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Postby SeeForever » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:14 pm

Petra is such a good player to watch when she's at her best, relieved to hear she can move her left hand after that awful ordeal
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Postby Westen » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:07 pm

My heart is breaking, Ana just retired from tennis
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Postby Michiel » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:54 pm

I'm not that surprised tbh. Apart from a few highlights her Career after reaching #1 was nothing too special. Must have been frustrating for her.
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Postby Noahh » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:12 pm

I loved her. :( I'm sad to see her retire, but yeah it doesn't come as a surprise much. Especially after her struggling with her injuries etc.
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Postby Westen » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:17 pm

We probably won't ever get another big tennis player, the moment Novak and Jelena retire tennis will die here again :(

She was the reason i started watching tennis, i still remember that match against Kuznetsova in Berlin 2007 when she won in 3rd set tiebreak and it was win that pushed her to top 10, tennis exploded here, she opened so many doors (Sure Jelena was already in top 10 but she never had star power, Ana is really big here and her impact on tennis is probably the biggest one after Novak's). Our first GS title, i still remember that day. Such a sad day for our sport
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Postby Michiel » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:21 pm

^ I feel you. I had a similar experience with the two Belgian girls. It's bittersweet, but you'll accept it in time. Chances are indeed slim that countries like Belgium or Serbia will have so 'many' top players at the same time. Without Henin and Clijsters I would never have followed tennis so closely and would have never played it myself. It's still my favourite sport, so I'm happy my love for it didn't die down when both of them retired (2 times). I still feel nostalgic though and I have so many great memories to go back to. I'll cherish it forever.

Luckily you still have Nolé, the long face girl and players like Jovanovski, Troicki,...!
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