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Fedace
05-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Tennis channel has the Wimbledon roof ceremony on. Had no idea they were going to have Mixed doubles. Agassi and his wife vs Tim Henman and Kim C. Very impressed with the ceremony overall. Full of Class as usual. Those brits,,, of course..:)

vtmike
05-17-2009, 03:40 PM
Tennis channel has the Wimbledon roof ceremony on. Had no idea they were going to have Mixed doubles. Agassi and his wife vs Tim Henman and Kim C. Very impressed with the ceremony overall. Full of Class as usual. Those brits,,, of course..:)

You have a link to the video?

Fedace
05-17-2009, 03:42 PM
You have a link to the video?

I am watching it on tennis Channel. Right now... about to start. Not sure there is a Weblink. Check out the Atdhe or channelsurfing...

vtmike
05-17-2009, 03:43 PM
^^^ Thanks

DNShade
05-17-2009, 03:48 PM
How nice is it to see that cool lovely, lush green after having seen that messy, dusty red dirt for the last two months?

Fedace
05-17-2009, 03:49 PM
What on earth is Agassi doing with that OLD Donnay racket ??? Does this mean he has been using the Donnay his entire career and we didn't know about it ???????

BreakPoint
05-17-2009, 03:50 PM
How nice is it to see that cool lovely, lush green after having seen that messy, dusty red dirt for the last two months?
Totally agree! :)

It's too bad they can't keep the grass looking so lush and green throughout the entire fortnight of Wimbledon. :(

icedevil0289
05-17-2009, 03:51 PM
oh sucks that I can't see this as I don't have ttc.

DNShade
05-17-2009, 03:51 PM
What on earth is Agassi doing with that OLD Donnay racket ??? Does this mean he has been using the Donnay his entire career and we didn't know about it ???????

Not sure what you are seeing - he's using the new Radical PJ...Maybe you should get TTC in HD...

DNShade
05-17-2009, 03:54 PM
Totally agree! :)

It's too bad they can't keep the grass looking so lush and green throughout the entire fortnight of Wimbledon. :(

Yeah. Now that they have the new roof - next on the list should be replaceable surface that they swap out for each match to make sure it's a pristine grass court for each match!

Fedace
05-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Not sure what you are seeing - he's using the new Radical PJ...Maybe you should get TTC in HD...

Ok,,,i didn't know what the NEW radical looks like. Never seen it. it just looks similar to Donnay. anyway, Is that why Andre is serving so HUGE ????????????? Just ACED Kim just like that.....lol:)

BreakPoint
05-17-2009, 03:58 PM
Did you guys just see that? That was hilarious! The two women refuse to serve and volley so they had their own crosscourt baseline rally while both Henman and Agassi stood at the net with both their hands on their hips just watching the rally. Funny as heck! :lol:

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:01 PM
^^^Saw that. I am surprised how well Steffi can still hit that forehand.....lol

Shaolin
05-17-2009, 04:03 PM
Im watching it right now..this is good.

Someone needs to tell Andre that you dont wear short shorts with no show socks, unless youre a chick.

egn
05-17-2009, 04:04 PM
real question? How did the grass play?

icedevil0289
05-17-2009, 04:06 PM
real question? How did the grass play?

I heard from mtf that it is faster than last year, but still bounces the same.

vtmike
05-17-2009, 04:11 PM
oh sucks that I can't see this as I don't have ttc.

This a funny video from bbc...Andre is very funny as usual! Hes an amazing champion! Always been a fan of Agassi! Hes my favourite along with Federer!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8054672.stm

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:11 PM
I heard from mtf that it is faster than last year, but still bounces the same.

That is bad news for Nadal fans......but i am sure it will slow down as the grass wears down...

Rhino
05-17-2009, 04:13 PM
I would like to have gone to this, but having said that I would've hated missing the Madrid final. Oh well, Wimbledon's just round the corner...

T1000
05-17-2009, 04:13 PM
anyone else think clijsters and graf could beat some of the top wta players right now. They're hitting really well

icedevil0289
05-17-2009, 04:14 PM
This a funny video from bbc...Andre is very funny as usual! Hes an amazing champion! Always been a fan of Agassi! Hes my favourite along with Federer!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8054672.stm

thanks. I love agassi as well.

BreakPoint
05-17-2009, 04:23 PM
anyone else think clijsters and graf could beat some of the top wta players right now. They're hitting really well
And they're only just fooling around and not even trying very hard.

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 04:36 PM
is it just me, or have you noticed court is a bit faster and lower bouncing?

I like how Agassi and Steffi show affection esp when Steffi hits a winner....this is fun....thanks, Tennis channel...

jamesblakefan#1
05-17-2009, 04:45 PM
^^^I think they'd be top 20, if not top 10.

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:45 PM
Uhoh, Agassi lost.... lets hope he doesn't take it out on his wife like he used to do with Brooke.

vtmike
05-17-2009, 04:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Py2WiqQsU

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Steffi Graf just asked forthe Wild Card into Wimbledon..... She has come out of retirement,,,finally.....LOL

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Ha ha good humoured Agassi after the mixed dub loss to Kim/Tim: "I just wanna say my wife plays tennis better than Tim's wife"

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:53 PM
OMG,,,,,,,,,,Tim and Andre is PLAYING singles NEXT........

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:54 PM
OK, i don't care if that girl is a teenager.....she is HOT.......LOL

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 04:55 PM
OMG,,,,,,,,,,Tim and Andre is PLAYING singles NEXT........

yeah - and Kimmie and Steffi thereafter.

Fedace
05-17-2009, 04:56 PM
yeah - and Kimmie and Steffi thereafter.

Who is that Girl ????????? IS she the NEW Voice of an ANGEL ???????:shock:

DNShade
05-17-2009, 04:58 PM
I'm sorry...is that a Bryan Adams "aria"????

Really?

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 04:59 PM
commentator said C(k)atherine Jenkins. I don't honestly know her....is that supposed to be a version of Bryan Adam's "Everything I do"

Fedace
05-17-2009, 05:02 PM
commentator said C(k)atherine Jenkins. I don't honestly know her....is that supposed to be a version of Bryan Adam's "Everything I do"

YES, she said she usually sings it for the troops in Iraq and so on. She is by far the worst tease i have ever seen...............LOL:)

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 05:03 PM
andy Murray is in the house.

oh God, they're reminiscing that match against Gasquet.....:( it all started there for Murray

Fedace
05-17-2009, 05:06 PM
^^^^^^She is telling him they want him to win in Wimby.....putting pressure on him already......Poor Fellow...

FedererForehand
05-17-2009, 05:09 PM
Totally agree! :)

It's too bad they can't keep the grass looking so lush and green throughout the entire fortnight of Wimbledon. :(

Completely disagree:)

I love the way the baseline looks late into the 2ns week of the tournament... thats what makes Wimbedon IMO! The lush greeness just doen't look right to me. Just my 2 cents.

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 05:11 PM
i think he can handle the pressure....(I mean Murray)

Fedace
05-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Psssssst... IS it just me or is this Singles match kind of Boring........

BreakPoint
05-17-2009, 05:41 PM
Psssssst... IS it just me or is this Singles match kind of Boring........
Doubles is always more exciting than singles. That's just the way it is. :)

JeMar
05-17-2009, 05:41 PM
And they're only just fooling around and not even trying very hard.

Graf would beat up on a lot of today's girls.

Most of them don't even see slices during their matches.

Gugafan
05-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Agassi was still hitting as hard and flat as some of the guys in the top 10. Murray said, he could see Agassi being competitive on the tour over a three set match.

Steffi was also hammering the forehand. It was as if she had never left the game. I wonder if the tournament director will give them an invite to play mixed doubles at SW19?.

Fedace
05-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Guess this isn't surprising but Kimmie not having any trouble with Graf slice backhand...... i think she is trying real hard not to blow out Steffi. and keep it close..

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Graf would beat up on a lot of today's girls.

Most of them don't even see slices during their matches.

yeah - and just look at how Steffi hits 3-4 consecutive backhand slices in 1 game.....

Fedace
05-17-2009, 06:22 PM
Girl's match is 100 % better than the Men. anyway,,, Kim Not looking good at all......maybe she should stay Retired ???????

Tennis360
05-17-2009, 06:25 PM
Girl's match is 100 % better than the Men. anyway,,, Kim Not looking good at all......maybe she should stay Retired ???????

No - she's just warming up. watch. :)

Fedace
05-17-2009, 07:08 PM
REally.....? Kim could only manage 6-4 against woman who is totally out of shape..... Kim not looking good at all....

JeMar
05-17-2009, 07:27 PM
yeah - and just look at how Steffi hits 3-4 consecutive backhand slices in 1 point.....

Fixed it for ya! :P

tenis
05-17-2009, 08:44 PM
REally.....? Kim could only manage 6-4 against woman who is totally out of shape..... Kim not looking good at all....

Just keep quiet.....

ljamorin
05-17-2009, 11:56 PM
it's almost ten years when steffi graf retired. She's one of the greatest tennis players the game has ever seen.

I watch the game last night between her and kim clijsters, it's nice to see steffi playing so well against kim.... her forehand is still the best in the game.... she hits the ball well and would trade shot for shot against kim..... the slice is crisp and dangerous...... and the footwork is awesome..............

her is woman turning 40 next year but the dedication and discipline she shows in preparing for the exhibition game last night is unmatch by any active female player on tour.....

i do hope tennis player will learn a lot from steffi coz she's a model both in and out of the court.

OddJack
05-18-2009, 12:11 AM
The roof looks too low and the court looks dim

RCizzle65
05-18-2009, 08:26 AM
I didn't like the sound the rackets made, just a little thing that I'll get over though. Also, with that roof we wouldn't get a final like last year, and Roger would probably have been beaten in straights, but besides those points, it looks nice.

FedererForehand
05-18-2009, 09:02 AM
Out of curiosity, any have any idea how much tix for this event were going for. I was supposed to be in London this weekend and would definately have gone if the tickets were reasonably priced.

batz
05-18-2009, 09:17 AM
I didn't like the sound the rackets made, just a little thing that I'll get over though. Also, with that roof we wouldn't get a final like last year, and Roger would probably have been beaten in straights, but besides those points, it looks nice.

My mate said exactly the same thing to me today - I didn't notice; i'll watch out for it in June.

maximo
05-18-2009, 09:21 AM
My mate said exactly the same thing to me today - I didn't notice; i'll watch out for it in June.

I noticed it too, its not very pleasent i must say. :(

I reckon it has something to do with the mic's they have placed around the court. Which makes the echo much louder.

batz
05-18-2009, 09:24 AM
Out of curiosity, any have any idea how much tix for this event were going for. I was supposed to be in London this weekend and would definately have gone if the tickets were reasonably priced.

They were 35 mate - IMHO a ridicilous price for an exho but there you go - my O2 Arena final tickets were only 60 each!

batz
05-18-2009, 09:34 AM
For anyone who hasn't seen it - the exchange between Murray and Andre is fantastic!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8054672.stm

Fast forward to about 3:15 if you can't be bothered with the Murray chat beforehand.

tonyg11
05-18-2009, 10:23 AM
They were 35 mate - IMHO a ridicilous price for an exho but there you go - my O2 Arena final tickets were only 60 each!

lol only 35 pounds? If that kind of event were taking place in Canada it would be 350 pounds.

batz
05-18-2009, 10:25 AM
lol only 35 pounds? If that kind of event were taking place in Canada it would be 350 pounds.

Seriously mate? I thought 35 a skull was well over-priced for a veteran's exho!

Then again - I am Scottish:wink:

maximo
05-18-2009, 10:29 AM
my O2 Arena final tickets were only 60 each!

For The ATP World Tour Finals?

batz
05-18-2009, 10:33 AM
For The ATP World Tour Finals?

Yep - got two belting tix for finals day. My mate and I are travelling down from Scotland.

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 10:36 AM
Yep - got two belting tix for finals day. My mate and I are travelling down from Scotland.

Hope you and you're mate have a good time.

batz
05-18-2009, 10:42 AM
Hope you and you're mate have a good time.

Cheers Cesc - I can't wait. Obviously I've got a bit of a preference as to who I'd like to see:) - but to be totally honest, I'm not too woried who makes the finals - it'll just be great to see world class tennis in the flesh.

The last time I visited England for a sporting event there was a full scale riot:mrgreen: I think the tennis will be a bit more couth than the football though!

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Cheers Cesc - I can't wait. Obviously I've got a bit of a preference as to who I'd like to see:) - but to be totally honest, I'm not too woried who makes the finals - it'll just be great to see world class tennis in the flesh.

The last time I visited England for a sporting event there was a full scale riot:mrgreen: I think the tennis will be a bit more couth than the football though!

I presume Rangers at Old Trafford?

batz
05-18-2009, 10:51 AM
I presume Rangers at Old Trafford?

It was City of Manchester Stadium mate but you're right - paid 1500 for 2 tickets:shock:. I hasten to add that the rioting was nothing to do with me - I was one of the 199000 people who behaved themselves - pity a few hundred imbeciles let everyone down.

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 10:56 AM
It was City of Manchester Stadium mate but you're right - paid 1500 for 2 tickets:shock:. I hasten to add that the rioting was nothing to do with me - I was one of the 199000 people who behaved themselves - pity a few hundred imbeciles let everyone down.

Oh yes UEFA Cup final against Zenit Russian skinheads proper nutters.

batz
05-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Oh yes UEFA Cup final against Zenit Russian skinheads proper nutters.

I wish I could blame the Russians Cesc, but this was very much a homegrown problem.

It all kicked off after one of the big screen TVs in Machester City Centre broke down 10 minutes before kick-off. There were about 20000 people at that particular location. Just imagine - 20000 people whose religion is their football team and who have been drinking all day on one of the biggest days of their lives, only to be told the telly they were plannign to watch the game on is kaput!

Doesn't excuse any of the behaviour though.

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 11:05 AM
I wish I could blame the Russians Cesc, but this was very much a homegrown problem.

It all kicked off after one of the big screen TVs in Machester City Centre broke down 10 minutes before kick-off. There were about 20000 people at that particular location. Just imagine - 20000 people whose religion is their football team and who have been drinking all day on one of the biggest days of their lives, only to be told the telly they were plannign to watch the game on is kaput!

Doesn't excuse any of the behaviour though.

Hope Arsenal draw Rangers next year in the Champions League.

batz
05-18-2009, 11:27 AM
Hope Arsenal draw Rangers next year in the Champions League.

I'll bet you do - it would be an easy six points for the Gooners!:)

We've got to win at Dundee Utd on Sunday before we can even think about Champions League.

If we do win and are drawn against Arsenal, then I'll sort you out a couple of tickets for Ibrox.

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 11:29 AM
I'll bet you do - it would be an easy six points for the Gooners!:)

We've got to win at Dundee Utd on Sunday before we can even think about Champions League.

If we do win and are drawn against Arsenal, then I'll sort you out a couple of tickets for Ibrox.

You think you will win the league this season?

batz
05-18-2009, 11:34 AM
You think you will win the league this season?


I think we'll sneak it. There's one game to play and we're 2 points clear - we beat Dundee Utd on Sunday and it's ours, no matter what the Forces of Darkness do in their match.

Thing is, we haven't beat United at their ground for 3 years!:shock:

Cesc Fabregas
05-18-2009, 11:37 AM
I think we'll sneak it. There's one game to play and we're 2 points clear - we beat Dundee Utd on Sunday and it's ours, no matter what the Forces of Darkness do in their match.

Thing is, we haven't beat United at their ground for 3 years!:shock:

You got a season ticket?

Warriorroger
05-18-2009, 11:45 AM
anyone else think clijsters and graf could beat some of the top wta players right now. They're hitting really well

No doubt in my mind, as for Steffi, she will be 40 in a month and has slowed down, she can play one set with the best of them (as can Agassi), not a whole match at that level. She was tired you could tell. If she were to be 10 years younger, Clijsters would have been toast.

batz
05-18-2009, 11:46 AM
You got a season ticket?

I've got a couple (one for my youngest son), but I'm a bit of a 'big game hunter' to be honest:)

Warriorroger
05-18-2009, 11:49 AM
REally.....? Kim could only manage 6-4 against woman who is totally out of shape..... Kim not looking good at all....


Totally out of shape, I would like to see you at 40. To run and hit like that? She is in better shape than most WTA girls.

djlancejordan
06-13-2009, 11:55 AM
Did anyone here the music performance? Did you hear the tape warping?
I can't imagine they would be using analog tape for the backing track in this day and age... but if so... omg how embarrassing and unprofessional! And it if was a backing track, well then they were clearly lip syncing.
Question is... was it a practical joke played on the performers or is T.C. or Wimbledon really broadcasting this from analog tape? Digital tape doesn't make that kind of warping sound nor would a CD.