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  1. Aussie Darcy

    Terrible sportsmanship in ladies doubles by Garcia-Perez/Voracova

    I know you’re thinking ‘who?’ But just read and check out the video. The WTA and I guess the ATP too really need to allow broadcast/TV replay footage to be used to check these sorts of situations cause this is awful.
  2. Aussie Darcy

    Tsonga announces he has a rare blood cell deformity, names it as the reason for his Indian Wells withdrawal

    The following article by Eurosport France is translated from French to English so forgive some google translate errors errors: https://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/masters-indian-wells/2019/jo-wilfried-tsonga-fera-l-impasse-a-indian-wells-en-raison-d-un-souci-de-sante_sto7143624/story.shtml Hope...
  3. Aussie Darcy

    Nick Kyrgios' brother was paid $40,000 to advertise for a gambling company

    Some might remember during the 2018 Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios brother wore these shirts which featured the name of a prominent Australian gambling company called Sportsbet. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has discovered that Christos was paid $40,000 to engage in promotional...
  4. Aussie Darcy

    Tsitsipas channels his inner Gulbis and insults his opponent following Rotterdam match

    Tstisipas was the 3rd seed at the Rotterdam Open and had a decent shot at making the top 10 with a good run This is what he had to say after the loss.. Quite similar to Gulbis who a few years ago lost to Nadal and said...
  5. Aussie Darcy

    Petra Kvitova's return to a slam final is the tennis story of the decade that everyone should be watching

    While the media and tennis commentators have been fawning over Serena possibly winning slam #24 and many others have been desperately waiting for the male next gen to break through, people have not recognized the huge story of Petra Kvitova and what she has achieved and may have missed what I...
  6. Aussie Darcy

    Gael Monfils & Elina Svitolina dating!

    Felt this deserved a thread, a nice one for once to shake things up. Looks like tennis has a new powercouple! Move over Pennetta & Fognini and Ajla & Nick. Here's Gael and Elina! Monfils is currently sitting in Svitolina's players box in her match against Kuzmova. Monfils is looking to be...
  7. Aussie Darcy

    WTA pro’s, coaches and former players vote on which players have the best elements of singles tennis

    This is incredibly fascinating! The New York Times has interview a bunch of former WTA pro’s, current WTA pro’s, current and former coaches and other tennis observers to ask who has the best shots and other aspects of the game such as serve, backhand, net game etc. These were the people...
  8. Aussie Darcy

    Djokovic helps orchestrate the firing of Roger Rasheed from the ATP Council due to his vote on 1 year prize money increases

    Well this is crazy. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-6359069/Australian-coach-Roger-Rasheed-sacked-ATP-main-board.html
  9. Aussie Darcy

    Caroline Wozniacki diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

    Well this is a big blow for Wozniacki. After Wimbledon she was diagnosed with arthritis. There is no cure but it can be somewhat treated to relieve pain. On the positive side, she managed to win the Beijing Open and still qualify for the YEC. Hope this doesn’t derail her too much...
  10. Aussie Darcy

    Zverev rules himself out of 2019 Davis Cup finals format. Federer & Djokovic also refuse to commit

    Well the blows keep coming for this terrible new Davis Cup format. Zverev had this to say: https://www.tennis365.com/davis-cup/alexander-zverev-davis-cup-boycott/ Apparently both Federer and Djokovic have refused to commit to the event despite the offer of a wild card from the International...
  11. Aussie Darcy

    Final Hopman Cup edition lineup, includes: Federer, Serena, Zverev, Kerber, Ferrer and Muguruza

    The teams are: SUI - Federer/Bencic GER - Zverev/Kerber USA - Tiafoe/S. Williams GRE - Tsitsipas/Sakkari ESP - Ferrer/Muguruza FRA - Pouille/Cornet GBR - Norrie/Boulter AUS - Ebden/Barty Pretty decent lineup for the final edition. All time greats on the men’s and women’s side with Serena and...
  12. Aussie Darcy

    On court drama between Sloane Stephens and Pavlyuchenkova

    This was already being discussed on another thread but thought I’d give it its own thread. A Beijing match between former US Open champ Sloane Stephens and Pavlyuchenkova got quite heated when Pavs called a questionable MTO after being broken in the 2nd set to go down 5-2. Pavs managed to win...
  13. Aussie Darcy

    Fernando Verdasco yells at a ball kid, goes unpunished

    This is pretty awful to be honest. Check out the footage here; https://twitter.com/doublefault28/status/1046024008532144131 These kids are unpaid and have to handle these players sweaty towels and now to be yelled at? Pathetic. I find this far worse than Kyrgios swearing or Tomic/Paire tanking...
  14. Aussie Darcy

    Ash Barty/Coco Vandeweghe denied chance to speak after winning maiden slam so the men could start.

    Well this is just blatant sexism, this should be the real news story, not Serena. Ash Barty and Coco Vandeweghe won their first slam in womens doubles and instead of getting to thank the crowd and their coaches and such in their speech, they were rushed off court so the mens singles final could...
  15. Aussie Darcy

    Going forward now, will umpires enforce violations such as time violations more often?

    Following this monumental Serena drama where Carlos followed the rule book to a tee and deservedly penalised Serena for various violations such as coaching and abuse which saw the WTA and some players not take his side but saw the ITF back him as well as other former pros, will we now see other...
  16. Aussie Darcy

    Bernard Tomic wins the inaugural Rafa Nadal Challenger tournament !

    Bit odd to have a challenger tournament for an active player but Nadal has one, and Tomic has won it. A former doubles partner of Nadal, Tomic was the 6th seed and managed to win the title in a 3rd set tiebreaker. Less than 7 months ago, Tomic was in the jungle on I'm a Celebrity Get me Out...
  17. Aussie Darcy

    US Open announces that junior matches will now feature pre-match handshakes to promote sportsmanship

    This is a bit random but https://twitter.com/ReemAbulleil/status/1036317528249782273
  18. Aussie Darcy

    Nick Kyrgios engages in more Vekic drama, this time on twitter

    Man, Nick Kyrgios has had a busy few days starting Twitter beefs. He’s been tweeting some responses to some videos and quotes posted by Tsitsipas who he apparently isn’t a fan of. He’s deleted a few of his more troll posts one of which he said ‘da fuq’ Yesterday it was with Ben Rothenburg also...
  19. Aussie Darcy

    Andy Murray accuses Verdasco of cheating by illegal coaching

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/tennis/us-open/us-open-rafael-nadal-cruises-past-vasek-pospisil-to-keep-title-defence-alive/news-story/c76ae51988300b4f44556037f8e99138 This from a tennis journo: Andy Murray not happy at all that Fernando Verdasco was talking to members of his team in the locker...
  20. Aussie Darcy

    Peter Polansky completes the calendar year lucky loser slam.

    At the 2018 Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and now the US Open, Canadian Peter Polansky has lost in the final round of qualifying but has gotten into the main draw as a lucky loser. Is he the luckiest tennis player alive? ;) (This is a term some on twitter have created, it is not a...
  21. Aussie Darcy

    Zverev says Tsitsipas didn’t play well and that the match was pathetic

    Zverev not giving any credit to Tsitispas.."I don't think he played that well. I think the match was absolutely pathetic on all levels. I'm very honest with you guys (press). Today was an absolute pathetic match I don't even think he played well"...
  22. Aussie Darcy

    2018 Rogers Cup - WTA

    Back to the big tournaments for the US Open series. This year the Rogers Cup is back in Montreal. Seeded players are: Halep, Wozniacki, Sloane, Kerber, Svitolina, Garcia, Muguruza, Kvitova, Pliskova, Goerges, Ostapenko, Kasatkina, Venus, Mertens, Barty and Osaka. Almost every unseeded player...
  23. Aussie Darcy

    Benoit Paire's epic meltdown in Washington

    Well this is quite the display.. Video here: https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/1024451063896784896 Summary: EPIC Paire meltdown. Gets broken again, proceeds to break TWO rackets. The ball boy collects them, sets them on the sidelines, Paire grabs them and tosses them back on the...
  24. Aussie Darcy

    2018 Los Cabos Open - ATP General Discussion

    Been a while since i've done an ATP tournament thread so bear with me. Seeded players are: Del Potro, Fognini, Dzumhur, Mannarino, Querrey, Harrison, Fritz and Lopez. Wildcards have been given to: Lucas Gomez, Escobedo and Kokkinakis. Gerasimov and Nishioka are in with a protected ranking...
  25. Aussie Darcy

    Mikhail Youzhny announces he will retire after Moscow/St Petersburg this year

    After his 1R win in Atlanta he told the crowd that "he was nervous because “my time will be over” soon. US Open Series, Moscow/St. Petersburg, then retiring. https://twitter.com/Dimonator/status/1021914476633882625 Youzhny is a former top 10 player who's won 10 singles titles, made the QF's at...
  26. Aussie Darcy

    Aus Open doubles finalist Robert Farah given a suspended 3 month ban for promoting a betting website

    Well this is strange. Current world #16 in doubles Robert Farah has been given a suspended 3 month ban and £3,800 fine for promoting a betting website. Back in February this year, Farah tweeted endorsing an online betting company, contravening the TACP...
  27. Aussie Darcy

    Gilles Müller announces he will retire at the end of 2018

    Some sad news but he had an incredible year last year. Made his second Slam QF with an epic win over Nadal at Wimbledon. He also made the US Open QF way back in 2008. He won his first tour title last year in Sydney and won a second in Rosmalen.
  28. Aussie Darcy

    Absurd day of tennis has negative repercussions for the women's final which will now be delayed

    Gotta admit that this is pretty poor. Because of the annoying Wimbledon rule of no play after 11PM and the crazy long Anderson/Isner match, Djokovic v Nadal had to be suspended at the start of the 4th set. The organizers have decided to schedule the match to resume at 1PM tomorrow which is...
  29. Aussie Darcy

    Marrero/Verdasco 1R doubles loss investigated for possible match fixing

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/sports/tennis/match-fixing-wimbledon-mens-doubles.html Very interesting. As the article says, this isn't the first time Marrero has been involved in suspicious betting activities. He seems to be the one who people are suspicious of, but Verdasco hitting...
  30. Aussie Darcy

    John Isner into his first slam SF at the age of 33. Meanwhile, #3 Zverev is without a slam SF

    This really isn't great. Next gen or anyone born after 1990 really is continuing to struggle on the men's side with the #3 in the world still without a slam SF whilst veteran John Isner is able to make his first slam SF at the age of 33.. In addition, no player in the Wimbledon SF is under 31...
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