Tennis: Point by Point Let's Play
you might be wondering what a "tennis point by point let's play" is! the idea of the game is to type out a tennis point like a story. here is an example.
it's 0-0, the first point in the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic starts off the point with a huge serve to Federer's backhand. Federer dumps the ball into the net.
then the next poster will come in:
15-0, with Djoker up. He misses the first serve and hits a kicker into Federers backhand, and the return goes crosscourt for a winner.
have fun! :):)
I think the first two points are lacking the promised adjectives.
true, I was hoping to keep it slightly shorter so each point isn't a whole paragraph
15-15 double fault with the second being called a foot fault. Djoker flips at linesman and calls him numerous racial slurs and gets ejected from the match. Feder wins by default.
What's this?? A naked woman has jumped out of the stands and is running toward Federer!
I give this thread about another 12 hours before it is deleted. But in the meantime, this should be entertaining -
Has it been a strangely low-key start from Nadal? We havenít seen anything
explosive from him yet
No, I think heís trying to find his way with Berdych on this surface and on this court as well. Thatís what I said, as well you know, he used to play with
Federer all the time, he knows exactly whatís coming. This time itís a surprise, so
Ö I really like the way Berdych is playing. Heís calm, heís not trying to go for too much Ö
as uh Nadal serves another ace down the middle. Um and that is Ö you
know, both players seem to have a very good start, itís a good match up, not any unforced errors so far really. Itís good hitting out there. So Rafael is probably still waiting for the right time to kick it up to gear number six when he needs a break.
Well thatís two service games in a row that Nadal has started with aces. And now itís another strong serve. It comes off the frame and Berdych is in the air Ö hold it and he does.
Thereís uh a man in a checked shirt Öyou know deep mid-wicket I would say and he has claimed that very impressively and is very chuffed with himself, gets a pat on the back from the uh lady he is here with as well and that
will earn him some Brownie points for later no doubt.
Chucks the ball back and Nadal at 30-love. Just missing with the first serve Ö
certainly would have impressed Jonathan Ackney uh who we heard from earlier. Heís in the first row of the stand away to our left here who also paid close attention to the hawk eyed challenge of a few moments ago.
Down the line goes Nadal, now that is an explosive forehand Ö Berdych on the defensive and then Nadal tried to kill the point down the middle Ö Berdych gets it back. Another smash from Nadal, Berdych still in it Ö down the line goes Berdych Ö oh, heís
won the point! Nadal low on the forehand, incredible resilience at the back of the court from the underdog and he just kept the point alive and Nadal couldnít believe the ball kept coming back.
It was good effort ÖI mean heÖ
Berdych picked, basically, the side like where he was coming Ö like the opposite side he was running to the front side and Nadal hit it to the middle and Berdych reacted very quickly there. Um those are the points that also lift your spirit as well you know itís like it really helps.
Itís the sort of point that makes Nadal believe, not that he didnít before, that he is in a match. This is a contest. It could be close. Nadal, a very, very strong favourite going into this, with the bookmakers certainly. But uh those of us who watched TomŠs Berdych over the years, we know all about his ability. Just waiting, as we say, for him to take that one final step to uh to destiny almost, to a major title Ö back into the top ten. Well, heíll be in the top ten whatever happens here today.
Forehand from Nadal on the stretch and he lands it short and Berdych will punish him from mid-court. This is brilliant play from the world
number thirteen and he knows that when he gets those short balls, heís gotta take his opportunity like he did there with the forehand.
Camera pans to Uncle Toni who is picking his nose.
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