Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. datsveryinterestin

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    Anyone watch duckworth v kavcic? Match was entertaining but so was the "battle of yellow, adidas v lotto". Lotto won i think with nicer loomin shoes and so did the wearer kavcic.
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm watching kerber and keys. Kerber is kinda cute but not 'Claire forlani' status.

    She's playing with a candy cane yonex. Love yonex grips. Feels like a true 4 3/8.

    Keys has one serve. Almost hw status!
     
  3. McLovin

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    Don't forget the "you fargin' ice hole".

    I haven't seen that movie in over 20 years, but now I'm dying to watch it again. Time to check NetFlix online. I'm pretty certain it will stand the test of time.
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    You're fragin right! You 'miserable cork-sucker'

    Ah roman Moroni
     
  5. datsveryinterestin

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    did u guys see Monfils impersonate JRK? last set 1st serves only... tons of double faults.. double faults 4 times on match point....

    and WINS!

    reminds me of dubs with jrk where he would start with 2 double faults and i'd look at him like "what are you doin pal?" and then he would ace out the rest of the game. its like the basketball player that has 20seconds left on the shot clock and just heaves a 3 pointer from almost out of bounds. coach goes "wuddyadoiiii..." but then he swishes it so coach says.. "good shot!"

    go JRK! famous server and avocado slicer!
     
  6. mikeler

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    Man, another blast from the past quote.
     
  7. TheJRK

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    That's why we purchase seats... the car seat goes in the airplane seat. The car seat already attaches to the stroller so we just roll that bad boy up to the plane, take the car seat out and check the stroller.

    Me, I carry my wallet, iPhone, and some headphones on whenever I fly. I never have a carry on bag. With kids though you do have to have the diaper bag etc.
     
  8. TheJRK

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    Ha, yeah I was watching it. Balls to wall, that's how you play. Monfils has a weird serve stance though. It looks like his feet are right next each other.
     
  9. JRstriker12

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    Those are some seriously cool shoes! I noticed the kente cloth design from the headband and the shoes in Serena's match the other day.

    I just wonder what percentage of the sale goes to charity? I'm also wondering if dropping $150+ on shoes is the best way to celebrate black history month?
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    We bought two stollers - one Side-by-side MacClaren and and tandem Graco the fits the car seats. The Graco stroller never made it out of the box. Thing's a monster. LOL!
     
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    Good laugh over the Jrk reference.
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    LOL! Pretty Close.
     
  14. McLovin

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    In case anyone cares...tournament update:

    We won the 1st match 2-1. Our 4.0s rolled 4 & 1, our 3.5s lost in a 3rd set breaker, and me & my partner pulled out a tight 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 win. Got another match @ 5.
     
  15. JRstriker12

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    Nice Win Mclovin!
     
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    Mclovin - saw your match today. That one guy who was hitting with both hands had about 50 lucky lobs that just landed on the baseline or right inside haha it was kind of ridiculous. I think you guys should've won in straights, but good win nonetheless!
     
  18. Topaz

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    Way to go McLovin!!!

    And I heard Downs did well today too?
     
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    Thanks! Not hard with my partner haha and the guy we played hurt his leg but kept playing.

    You start tomorrow?
     
  20. McLovin

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    Yeah, I played the 1st match real nervous, until ~ 2-1 in the 2nd set, then I started to loosen up a bit.

    We lost the 2nd match 0-3. My match was real painful because (a) we were down 0-4 in the 2nd (after winning the 1st 6-3), came back to 4-all, then lost it 4-6.

    Then in the tiebreak, we lost 14-12, and I had a gift sitter I dumped into the net at 12-all. Oddly, I played much better in the 2nd match, but lost.

    I heard downs beat up on some 3.5s today...

    We don't play until 5 tomorrow, so its time to drink!!! What time(s) do you all play?
     
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  21. Sup2Dresq

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    When you guys talk about downs beating up on 3.5s and 4.0s I think of Kramer from Seinfeld dominating the dojo.

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  22. Topaz

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    Yup, we start tomorrow at 3:30!

    See you guys tomorrow!
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    Caps play tomorrow in Tampa! Wearing ovechkin shirt to celebrate! Vodka as well...you know because he's Russian.
     
  24. McLovin

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    That's hilarious. The exact same reference was thrown out last night @ dinner.

    As a good friend of mine likes to say: Everything in life comes back to a Seinfeld reference.
     
  25. downs_chris

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    Haha the guys we played weren't that bad. One hurt his leg and couldn't really move. Plus my partner hits bigger than I do.
     
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  27. Sup2Dresq

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    Mclovin,

    You're right about Seinfeld. For instance this is how I imagined you guys greeted topaz over the weekend.

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  28. Xisbum

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    Sorry to intrude on all the tennis-related playoffs and tournaments, but this week has been a sad one for baseball: no one elected to the Hall of Fame, Earl Weaver passes, and just today Stan Musial, AKA Stan the Man, died. He was my dad's favorite player on my dad's favorite team. Lifetime average: .331. Amazing player and a humble gentleman.
     
  29. Sup2Dresq

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    Xisbum,

    I saw the lotto top on Ferrer and it seems to fit your style! *put sunglasses on*

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  30. Angle Queen

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    I'll mourn with you, X. Indeed, a sad week for The Game. Weaver was the consummate AL manager. I loved his Kick the Dirt routine. 'Course, he had a helluva pitching staff to make it all (generally) work.

    I'm just a tad too young to have seen Mr. Musial but everything I've ever read or heard about him was 1st Class. An entire career with the same club, interrupted only by (noncombat) military service at the end of WWII and married to the same woman for seven decades (yikes! I love my hubs...but 70+ years with him? Doubt it LOL). All of that independent of the stats he put up: almost 2000 RBIs, almost 500 HR (475!) and a lifetime BA higher than .330. Granted, I had to look up the actual numbers but they are truly impressive.

    Really makes me glad the Hall put no one in this time. How could any of this crop have measured up to, well, Stan The Man?

    /rant over
     
  31. Xisbum

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    Lots of yellow in this tournament, and I like them all. Even ASICS has some cool stuff on Monfils, sleeveless kind; I like the all yellow and the black with a big yellow A. Haven't seen any of the AO stuff in TW yet, though.

    He hit a legit .331; he wasn't one to leg out a bunch of hits, but just about everything he hit was a line drive somewhere. Had a corkscrew stance; hurts my back and legs just thinking of it. Sweet swing, though. One of the few Cardinals this old Dodgers' fan admires, although I played bridge with a kid named Hornsby in college who said his uncle was the famed Rogers Hornsby. Old Rog was way before my time, though.

    I will be married to the same woman 43 years this June, so we have a ways to go to match Stan the Man in that department. Got it all figured out, though. We spent our 25th in Spain, where our son was born; plan to spend #50 there, too, and Zeus-willing, #75 also. Always plan ahead, I says.

    Yeah, Palmer, Cuellar, and McNally would make a lot of managers look good, but ol' Earl could find ways to win with run-of-the-mill chunkers, too. Davey Johnson learned quite a bit from him, I think. Good to see there are others who still enjoy America's pasttime. Great game, even when it's played by millionaires.
     
  32. McLovin

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    Man, downs is fast:

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    Oh, and good luck in the finals (even though you're probably on the court right now).
     
  33. Sup2Dresq

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    mclovin,

    How did you and topaz do? Any video? Did necktie have a story? Are they all intertwined? Like bradina? Is it bovaz?

    Wawrinka!!!!!! Wtf
     
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  35. McLovin

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    I went 2-1. Our team was 2-1 after yesterday, and had no chance to play for the finals (Montgomery was 3-0, 9-0 in individual matches), so most of the team went out & got plowed last night. Our captain was still drunk on the court (I made him play: If you can't do the time...). We lost 1-2, and ended up 2-2 for the weekend.

    Downs' team played @ 5 vs. Montgomery for the championship. Their 4.0s are 4.5 ringers, and one of their 4.5s was moved to 5.0 (like Vinnie), so it should be an interesting match.

    No Necktie sighting (he was on a different team).
     
  36. Xisbum

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    Watching Kuznetsova playing Wozniacki, and Kuz looks a lot thinner than the last time I saw her. Guess she got fitness fever. Not helping her much in the second set, though.
     
  37. Topaz

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    Topaz won her match yesterday. Didn't play today. Don't know if we are advancing or not yet.

    Downs was in a win-win situation in the final since he plays on both teams. Still, he played lights out tennis and won the '4.0' court 7-5, 7-5. But MD took the other two courts. So downs wins! And loses! And...gets to go to Indian Wells!

    McLovin, it was nice to see you today! Hope you had a good match tonight!
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    So downs is Penske material?

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  39. Sup2Dresq

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  40. Xisbum

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    Third person prose; I like that. Sounds like Ricky Henderson back in the day. Congrats on your win; hope your team gets to advance. Buena Suerte, mi amiga!!
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    You noticed that as well. Very "jimmy" of topaz

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  42. McLovin

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  43. Angle Queen

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    I soooo like skipped the 90s. I never watched a single episode of Seinfeld...and only one of Friends (apparently a fairly famous one...the Toll House Cookie episode). I never got either show. :neutral:
     
  44. downs_chris

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    so it was a good weekend of tennis...that va beach facility was pretty sweet if you like tennis and drinking beers...our team won our bracket which setup an epic showdown against my other team, Montgomery county, in the finals...our 3.5s lost fairly quickly against a really strong pairing...on my "4.0" court we had a crazy tough battle...it was semi-intense, and fun at the same time -- since we were all friends...we took that court to even up the match 1-1...so it all came down to the 4.5s, who lost to a strong pair in a 3rd set tie-breaker...
     
  45. downs_chris

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    so a few pictures from the weekend....a Mclovin sighting, while i was eating...

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    the bar area of the tennis club...

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    the viewing area from the restaurant...

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    another mclovin sighting...

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  46. Sup2Dresq

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    I would of needed help to get passed the bar to the courts.
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    Put a mobile bar on the courts?
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    BTW - Nice club!
     
  48. JRstriker12

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    Well, it was a show about nothing ;)
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm working on a robotic on-court or anywhere assistant

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  50. McLovin

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    I like how you put 4.0 in quotes, because I'm pretty certain either of those teams could have beaten the 4.5 team we beat on Saturday. But, as we all know, "its not a lie if you believe it". So how often do you & your partner see the hypnotist?
     

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