Tsonga and Raonic handshake etc

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  1. Paul Murphy

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    Just wondering if anyone has a link showing the players at the net after the match.
    Can find the match point but not what happened immediately after.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Paul Murphy

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    Nothing here, move on. They shook hands that's all.
     
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    I was interested to see their reactions after such a set.
    They didn't just shake hands either.
    Please feel free to move on.
     
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    I have moved on :)
     
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    Great link, thanks! I think having Wimbledon as the host for the games is wonderful and special; now we have fond memories of this match to take with us as well! :)
     
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    Very friendly handshake, Raonic can be a complete bore to watch but he's a cool guy.
     
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    Yeah, I liked what I saw. Nice stuff from both.
    I'd read that it was a good moment in a Steve Tignor piece and wanted to see it.
    Whenever players share a "special" match I'm interested in their reactions and interaction afterwards, particularly just as the match has ended.
    I like Raonic a little more now.
     
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    Always liked Joe - a fantastic sportsman.
     
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    Apparently not...
     
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    He looked so happy to be on track to lose to Djokovic.
     
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    Agree-although that last game he looked like Roddick approaching the net at the wrong times with the wrong shots.
     
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    I think that's the first time I've seen BOTH players smiling during the handshake, although I'm sure Isner & Mahut did the same after their epic Wimbledon match.
     
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    Jo has a really infectious smile, even in defeat Raonic probably couldn't stop himself from grinning.
     
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    Lol@ Raonic's bandana...


    Daniel san...
     
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    I love Jo Willie's happy dance, I don't care what anybody says.
     
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  19. Paul Murphy

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    Lol.
    Strange fella - why would he post this?: "Nothing here, move on. They shook hands that's all."

    Is he a retired cop who saw a few of us gathered in this thread and felt compelled to move us on?
    As I said, he was wrong - it was more than a handshake and a few people were interested to see what happened, even if he wasn't.
    Weird.
     
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  20. Paul Murphy

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    Agreed. He was out of gas and out of ideas.
     
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    It was a great celebration, locking of the eyes, and handshake...
     
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    Yeah, it was. It was good to see.
     
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    Does Tsonga celebrate like a lunatic after every match? Even after winning 6-2 6-2?
     
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  25. Paul Murphy

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    Yep, every single time, without fail.
     
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  26. VPhuc tennis fan

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    Point aside, I believe Raonic should learn the 1H BH. That will complement better his offensive skills.
     
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    I mean "offense" or "attack" skills. Not offensive. Sorry for the error
     
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    Tsonga is a beast. Raonic is an old school beast
     
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    It is indeed the quality of fantastic sportsmen to call out opponents and officials on their ********, cheating, bias, favoritism.
     
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    This will go down as Raonic's greatest achievement ever
     
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  31. Paul Murphy

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    Yep, you've got a point.
    If the umpire is being biased then Jo should say nothing and just accept it and let it continue.
    If that the idea?
    Sure.
    It would be nice if umpires did officiate Rafa's matches fairly - how about calling him out over taking too long between points once and a while.
    That'll happen when Hell freezes over.
     
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  32. Pironkova's Forehand

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    I'm not a fan of Raonic, I've never been a fan of the big servers with nothing else to their game, I was expecting Tsonga to win in the end and indeed he did, but this is another justification for the tie break in the final set of tournaments like this one. The no tie break in the 5th set of a Slam is pretty poor as rules go.
     
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