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  1. Dave M

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    I thought you might say that, it is a shame though, maybe the womens matches should be hosted by our own Greg Rusedski live courtside and they should play "turbo tennis". (anyone else remember that from a couple of years ago or is it just me?)

    Now is it wrong i'm considering buying a new racquet because it matches a bag i have that i like?:confused:
     
  2. jazar

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    If you want the women's tennis to be full, you need to get rid of the ugly ones and have the rest play in the same outfits as the beach volleyball players.
     
  3. Ross K

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    Haha...

    Which female player has, er, "impressed" you the most from all the tournaments you've strung at?:)
     
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    TeamGB are on the board! Great performances from Beck Addlington and Lizzie Armistead!

    Don't want to be greedy...but more please!
     
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    I concur!!
     
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    Annoyed by the coverage, they just ditched tennis for cross country horsing!!!
     
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    You can still watch it on red button or through BBC website :)

    I've got Centre Court tickets tomorrow to hopefully see the Muzzatron!
     
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    Just back from the rowing at Eton Dorney, absolutely brilliant! Great organisation to get people in and out efficiently, awesome venue and some good action - our mens 4 vs the Aussies could be epic!

    Cheers
     
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    The commentators for the Olympic tennis seem to think the best of 3 format will dramatically change things and that players the men have never played such short matches before, seemingly forgetting that best of 3 is actually the standard format the players use for the majority of the year.
     
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    It's conceivable that there could be a Chinese athlete called Do Ping.
     
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    GB won a gold in rowing. Suddenly everyone cares about rowing despite not having given a sh*t about it for the last four years.

    They played the first match on Centre at Wimbledon today with the roof on, which was a good idea considering the weather. Then they spend loads of time opening it for the next match, only for it to rain again. Why not keep it closed the whole time and make sure all the matches scheduled get done and maybe add another one on at the end of the day?
     
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    Grrr, got a text from reg. playing partner earlier that he was just about to take his seat on no. 1 court to watch Fed... me - jealous?!...:evil:
     
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    Yes, people give a **** about it...because we (GB) won a Gold. That's reason enough surely :D

    Awesome performance from Wiggo, Glover and Stanning to win their Golds and Jamieson, Froome and the mens 8 for their medals, great stuff from all!

    #OurGreatestTeam
     
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    But when those rowers go to their next event and win that it'll be back to no one caring.
     
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    ^^^some people will (me for instance). But does it really matter? Some will continue to care, some might take up rowing some might not watch another rowing race until 2016, but ultimately people taking pride in the incredible achievements of their country men and women is hardly a bad thing right?!
     
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    These medal winning performances inspire people.........don't you see that? I'ts kind of what it's all about, regardless of the sport.

    Just because you don't hear about these "smaller" sports all of the time doesn't mean no-one cares. Actually the sports I don't really give a **** about in the Olympics are Tennis and Football. Neither should be Olympic events IMO.
     
  17. Ross K

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    +1 on that.
     
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    I agree. From the rowers and cyclists to the guys in the canoes and the man who shot the clays, brilliant athletes who don't always earn a fortune are showing how good we can be at a whole range of sports. They are mostly articulate and modest and are almost always inspiring. The women in particular are nice looking, intelligent, articulate, modest and sometimes brilliant. All power to them. They deserve their success and with any luck they will inspire millions of us to follow their example in sport and life.
     
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    You're just being traditionally British, embrace the win, be proud that people dedicate their lives to a goal and in some cases are getting it!
    jazar our gold medal winning cynic! ;-)
     
  20. Dave M

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    Certainly shouldn't be any ATP points on offer at the olympics, that's just wrong.
     
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    Another example Jaz...I took a couple of our Junior Wheelies over to Victoria Park to the BT London Live Site yesterday to do a wheelchair tennis demo.

    Some of the kids there had never even considered that you could play tennis like that, so we let them try it out and hit some balls with the Junior World Champion. Those kids were not only inspired by the wheelies, but they were inspired to play tennis full stop, some of whom never had.

    Maybe some people who saw the rowing or canoeing or whatever will be inspired to do something sporty, it doesn't matter what. The simple fact that they are inspired is what counts!

    No Cheer Up and Cheer On OurGreatestTeam! :D

    P.S. You can see some pics from BT London Live Tennis here...http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Founda...nnis_Foundation/Victoria Park Live Site 2012/
     
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    Oh, and I may be a little bit in love with Jess Ennis!
     
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    Hands off she's mine.....!:wink:
     
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    ^^^Play you for her :D
     
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    Goosebump moment tonight. I watched the swimming on one of the dedicated channels, which means you get to see whole medal ceremonies rather than cut aways to Lineker or Balding. A little deflated that Becky missed the gold, but the reception she got when she stepped on the podium was awesome. They then have to parade around the pool to have photos taken, and the crowd started cheering even louder and chanting her name.

    Four years ago, she showed how good she is. Since then, she's shown what it means to be part of Team GB, to support your teammates, and to be, well, perfectly lovely to boot. Although winning a bronze is nothing to be sniffed at, she must have been disappointed, and it was frankly fantastic to see the response from the crowd. I don't really buy in to the whole 'sporting losers' philosophy, but there really *is* more to sport than just winning.
     
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    Team GB! Team GB! Team GB! Team GB! Team GB! Team GB!

    Suck it jaz! Lol!
     
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    Whoop! Whoop!

    Watch out for the Blade Runner.....!:)
     
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    What a morning for TeamGB. 2 More Golds and a Silver in the Rowing (people care Jaz!!!). Andy and Laura through to semi's of mixed and my future spare wife on the verge of Gold in the Heptathlon. Awesomesauce!

    :D
     
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    OMFG! I am quite literally speechless! What an incredible performance by TeamGB across the board! 6 Golds and a Silver today, Andy and Laura with the chances of 2 more Golds tomorrow, Gold medal races in 2 sailing events, Louis Smith in the pommel and Ohorughu in the 400 final! Best.Weekend.Ever!

    Even Jaz must have raised a smile!

    Cheers :D
     
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    Nope. At the end of the day, well done to the athletes, the medals are vindication of their hard work. But it's nothing for me to get excited about.
     
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    ^^^Seriously? Are you not human? :D

    Does anything make you smile?!?!?! :)
     
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    He's only happens when it rains, or when the Byran Bros win!!
     
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    I was actually more pleased when the Bryan brothers won yesterday than I have been for any of the GB medals.
     
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    :shock: There's no hope for this one chaps.........:roll:
     
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    You wann try working with him. At Wimby, he spent most of the time trying to stab me in the back with various awls. He even has a picture to prove it.
     
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    Think I've seen that one.....:)

    Are you stringing at the Olympics?
     
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    ^^^^No, unfortunately not. Would have liked too. Its being run by Yonex and they've staffed the team with some Japanese & some Brits who are associated with them (Yonex).
     
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    Before everyone gets carried away. Federer has played an appalling bad match, most likely the worst he's ever played in any major final. Anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly delusion.
     
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    Superbly played by Muzza, aggressive from the start, really took it to Fed and blew him away. Simples...........:)
     
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    Yes, Fed didn't have a great start, but Andy didn't let him play after that!

    Phenomenal performance, so proud of TeamGB! Now for mixed!
     
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    Exactly right Ash. Just because one player didn't play his best, it doesn't devalue the others victory. This happens in all sports, in all matches be it 1st round or final.

    Does Feds US Open win in 2008 mean less because he wiped the floor with Murray? I think not........

    IMO I think Murray would have beaten anyone today playing like that. This is how he needs to play to win slams....maybe he's finally worked it out.
     
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    Superb effort by Murray in both finals. Congratulations to him.

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    Can you buy the kit the players are wearing? I would like the t shirt that Murray won in and my son would love the Union Jack sweatbands.

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    ^^^X-Crt - London2012.com and I believe the direct sports shop also have some of the TeamGB kit.
     
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    Too late!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Besides, why shouldn't everyone get carried away! The Guy just won a Gold Medal at the Olympics FFS! :D
     
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    Exactly and 4 weeks after a pretty heavy defeat to the same guy on the same court, there could easilly of been some demons at play buthe took it to Fed, they don't like it up 'em!

    How goes the preperations Ash now the test event is out of the way?
     
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    All this crap about Fed not at his best, it was exactly the same in the Winby final until Murray started to do his usual safe pushy act. Murray kept the offensive up this time and I hope it long continues.

    Well done Murray and the rest of the GB squad, shut up Jay you miserable tart :)
     
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    Exactly. When he loses he is criticised. When he wins the opposition was no good. Part of sport is not allowing the opposition to play.

    I thought he served well and stayed positive. I also thought the court looked harder than during Wimbledon and that favoured Murray.

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    Andy at the NTC today, he seemed pretty happy with his work this week! No rest for the winner though, he flys out to Toronto later today, first match wednesday!
     

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