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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Dave M, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. nickynu

    nickynu Semi-Pro

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    I think this is an appropriate place to give thanks to Paul Skipp ( UK Skippy).

    If anybody is considering sending him any rackets for customisation, don't hesitate.

    He's done a great job for me, and has been really efficient from start to finish, and brilliant communicating all the way through.

    Thanks Paul
     
  2. crosscourt

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    Has anyone tried either of the two new Dunlop's that replaced the 200 series -- the M and F 2.0? Would love to know how they play, in particular the heavier one.

    Many thanks.

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  3. peoplespeace

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    Anybody up for a hit or match during quali week?

    Going to London on tuesday for the quali week. Anybody want to have a hit or a training match? Im a 5.0 44 yr old from denmark.
     
  4. crosscourt

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    Was anyone else at Wembley for the Springsteen concert last night?
     
  5. jimbo333

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    Yes, surely you saw the other 80000 people there:)

    Anyway time for the best 2 weeks of the year, and the big question is Muzza going to win it this year?

    Having watched a bit of Queen's on TV, I don't think he looks fit enough for a 5 set marathon, but hopefully he still has another 12 days before that. I'm guessing he'll play Federer in the semi's. I think he'll win that, but he will lose to Djokovic in the final. That's my prediction anyway, anybody else?

    And I really hope he has worked on his serve in the last week, as I've said many times, if he serves well he will beat anyone on grass, as the rest of his play should be good enough on that surface. His forehand has improved over the last 18 months, which was much needed, his second serve is now better than it was (although still weaker than Federer and Djokovic), so I still worry about that 1st serve percentage. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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  6. crosscourt

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    Very funny. Was no-one on these boards -- for clarification jimbo I mean no one other than me -- at the concert?
     
  7. jimbo333

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    Well done Robbo and Muzza:)

    Brilliant Wimbledon for Laura, if she can work on her movement/quick feet then I think she will be Top 10 within 2 years.

    As for Murray, well with all that pressure from everyone, I think it's been a marvellous effort to get to the final. I did predict this, but also that Djokovic would win the final, and I still think that will be the case unfortunately.

    If Del Potro can't beat Djokovic with some of the best shot making I've ever seen, then I can't really see how Muzza is going to win unless Djokovic has a bad game, but you never know.

    Incidentally if Murray does lose, he will maintain the exact same Grand Slam final win/loss record as Lendl so far, it would be LLLLWLL, so maybe the next US Open or Aussie Open are more likely for him. As after that 6th loss in 7 finals for Lendl, he then won 7 of his next 12 finals. So how about if Murray can continue to match that final win/loss record? We all know how competitive Muzza is, there is no doubt he will be trying everything he can to actually beat it!

    Anyway, so far he's been serving brilliantly overall, and like I've said many many times before, if he serves like that in the final, it gives him a chance of the win. I'll be supporting him all the way, come on Muzza, you can do it:)
     
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  8. jimbo333

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    Yyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a performance by Muzza, well done mate, Wimbledon champion at last, absolutely superb:):):)
     
  9. Ross K

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    Historic, epic stuff... we sure have waited an eternity for this moment, so let's saviour it.:)

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  10. dknotty

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    Epic match. Murray had nerves of steel! He is every bit the champion.
     
  11. Dags

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    He just looked so strong today. Very pleased for him: it's so good to see someone fullfil their potential.
     
  12. Dags

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    p.s. Lions win, Froome looking good, Ashes imminent: another top summer of British sport?
     
  13. jimbo333

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    Well I've woken up and it wasn't a dream:)

    A British man has finally won Wimbledon again, after all that time!!!

    For people like me growing up as a kid in the 70's/80's with the original golden generation (Connors, Borg, McEnroe, Lendl) of tennis stars, we never thought it even possible that a British man would ever win Wimbledon.

    And yet now in the second golden generation (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and now Murray), it has happened, it is really hard to take it in. It means so much to so many people here, who never really thought this day would happen.

    In fact I can now see many similarities between the 2 golden generations, when you think about it. Connors is similar to Federer in that they have been at the very top for years; Borg similar to Nadal in that they were both king of clay and will retire early; McEnroe similar to Djokovic in breaking the domination of the other 2 and then having one amazing year (1984 and 2011); and Lendl similar to Murray in that they struggled to break into this group initially and then started winning Grand Slam titles. With Lendl of course the link now between these 2 golden generations, actually coaching Muzza. And then Muzza shaking hands with Mac through the commentary box window, on his way up to thank his team. Murray has now joined a group of all-time British sporting greats, really amazing stuff!
     
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  14. forthegame

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    Been away, how's everyone?
    Just realised that I've not visited since 28-04-13, almost three months!
    The tennis world sure has changed in that time. Andy Murray Wimbledon champ etc.
     
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    Well, the Wimbledon effect is alive and well at the courts near me.

    They've never been busier.
     
  16. Gugafan

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    Anyone selling any leather grips??...Thanks
     
  17. Ross K

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    Amazing playing yesterday in the sweltering summer heat of London :) ... and to think that as recently as in May i was literally still playing in snow! :eek:
     
  18. jimbo333

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    Well it is still hard to believe, a British tennis player is now currently holding the Wimbledon AND the US Open titles :shock:

    Can Muzza hold on to his US Open title next week? I really think he can!

    And what about Robbo and Evo's performance, both now into the last 32, simply brilliant. Truly remarkable in the case of Dan Evans, what a performance today :)
     
  19. Dags

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    Not something I thought I'd see when I was growing up! I almost find it equally incredible that he holds two majors and made the final of a third, and still is only 3 in the world. You've really got to earn than number 1 ranking these days!

    I watched Laura last night, and was very impressed. In the past I would have expected a Brit to fold under the pressure of such a tight match, but not any more. Now Dan Evans - how far can you go?
     
  20. Ross K

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    Yes, it was great to see. Really hope he can start to make some big inroads with his career. Interesting style too.

    Side-note: I was flabbergasted to hear his dad on the radio yesterday saying that they've ploughed in 25k a year for the last 12 years into young Dan's tennis... 25 grand a year for 12 years?! :shock:... I suppose that's not anything out of the ordinary with pro tennis players but flipping hell... now that's what I call parental support. :)
     
  21. forthegame

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    All quiet on the western front...
     
  22. forthegame

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    ... or dead...
     
  23. dknotty

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    Anyone in South West London up for a hit sometime?

    (not dead, just sleeping)
     
  24. Dave M

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    It's a bit livelier on our facebook page!
     
  25. forthegame

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    Drat! I don't do facebook.

    Oh well..
     
  26. dknotty

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    What is the FB page?
     
  27. prostaff junkie

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    Search groups for "UK TT RH & TB's".

    FTG.......sign up and join the fun, this thread is pretty much dead cos' we're all on FB trading, selling, chat & banter........it's too restricted here on TT I'm afraid. We've found our home.......:)
     
  28. forthegame

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    :)

    FWIW, Bump!!!!
     
  29. Dags

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    Back a page, and the talk in 2013 was about Andy, Laura and Dan Evans. Let's hope 2015 sees them return to fitness and form!
     
  30. forthegame

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    Yeah, Dags. It would be great if Andy, Laura and Heather could rock the tennis world next year. Not sure what the prospects are on the men's side, can't think of anyone who can breakthrough.

    Are you all enjoying the facebook group? Is it as active as this once was?

    Shame that TTW scuppered our very active thread.

    Bigger shame that I refuse to be drawn into facebook hence missing out on the banter...
     

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