Recent content by Scorch

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    Nick Kyrgios, what do you see in him?

    Surprised he won and full of admiration. Bigger tests ahead now he has expectation on his shoulders. Hard to live up to the hype at such an early stage in his career. If he's zoning tho he can beat anyone that's for sure. Will be interesting to see if he can win when he's not 100% which is...
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    Serena with a disorientation scare in doubles

    Migraine? Would explain the doctor talking about not being able to see the ball. I've had them and they suck.
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    Nick Kyrgios, what do you see in him?

    Good call on Tsonga comparisons. Makes some amazing shots. Misses some easy ones. Big, big game but can he do the boring stuff well? He seems to be slapping and swiping at the ball quite a lot - seems like a footwork issue and he clearly does not want to rally with nadal (which is wise).
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    McEnroe: "Nadal is the best volleyer in the top 100"

    This. A thousand times this. McEnroe will say anything controversial and contrary to get attention and fulfill his role of being entertaining and 'the enfant terrible' of commentators. One second he's saying that players should call their own lines, the next that doubles should be...
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    Everyone calm down - Murray not too special

    What a nasty piece of work.
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    John Invadale apologizes for Bartoli insult

    Insensitive, classless and rude comments for a tv or radio presenter to make. It is stupid beyond words that people cite 'freedom of speech' as a defense for people making insulting comments about others. Yes, you are free to say unkind things about others, but more often than not it makes...
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    This Grass Sucks!

    Sam Smith (ex top 100 wta player and bbc commentator) put it thusly: "Players these days are more reliant than ever before on traction, especially on hard courts. "You need to be much gentler and lighter on grass and skip over the surface. You can't be so dependent on pushing off. I think the...
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    It's not the Surface at Wimbledon

    Just to be clear; this is not the case. All of the courts are in pristine condition from day 1 of the championships. I've been to Wimbledon about 4 times on the first Monday and I have seen it for myself.
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    Is Seles Ill!!????

    I wonder if she was just ill on that day - that's why the other players kept asking her if she's OK. If it was something worse surely she would not have accepted the invite to play? She was not even bothering to hit her forehand with 2 hands!
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    Why is Wimbledon played so soon after RG?

    I really wish they could move Wimbledon to start in the second week of July (i.e. have 4 weeks between slams) so that we can have a masters event on grass somewhere on mainland Europe. Grass court tennis is really entertaining now in my opinion. However, the $$$ made at the US Hardcourt...
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    Which knee is it?

    Seemed to be the left.
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    Nadal's Switch from Clay to Grass results Highlites his One dimensional game?

    As many ex-player commentators have already said (and I generally take their views as less baised than those found here!) this just shows that Rafa's knees are now at a stage where the movement required on grass is troublesome - especially when Rafa has played a lot of tennis and has little...
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    Why does everyone seem to hate Andrew Castle?

    He is soooooooo smarmy - it either comes naturally or is because he presented the vapid waste of time that was 'Good Morning Television.' His commentary just seems lightweight. Like it is aimed at a 70 year old house wife who has never seem a tennis match before.
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    The Australian open wont be broadcast on the BBC

    1. The bbc is having to make lots of cuts everywhere. If losing most of the AO saves wimbledon then I think it is worth it. Whilst I support the continuing existence of the bbc to deliver original, quality content the license fee was spiralling out of control. 2. Frew McMillan is my all time...
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    Is it just me or does murray serve better to the ad court?

    Top spin slice second serve???????????