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  1. irishnadalfan1983

    10 years since Nole...

    broke my heart...I can’t believe it’s 10 years since 2011 - I’m getting old/I’ve a few beers but I can’t believe it’s 10 years...6 finals across all surfaces?! Something like that?! I remember getting to Wimbledon and feeling ‘I’m just broken, I don’t want to see him again’....Hard to believe...
  2. irishnadalfan1983

    Did Nole actually win AO 2021?

    Did he not just hammer Medvedev in the final a few weeks ago? No? Or have I imagined this? From some of the threads around here feel like I have imagined AO :)
  3. irishnadalfan1983

    Clay Tournaments - Fans...

    Any of the upcoming clay tournaments likely to have fans? So difficult with situation changing all the time but any more likely than others??! I find even a few hundred in the stands makes it much better viewing in the TV....Think Fed said something like ‘Even 50 fans makes a difference!’...
  4. irishnadalfan1983

    Rewatching 2020 RG Final

    First set....I know 6-0 looks like a beat down and overall score does...But Nole had games points in 2 out of first 4 games and 3 game points in 5th game....I do think overall it was closer than it looks... Or maybe I am crazy???!!!
  5. irishnadalfan1983

    310 Weeks and 20 Slams...

    Deserved more buzz/acknowledgement.... Great points from Christopher Clarey I thought... Pity about the timing of these and pity about lack of acknowledgment from some people around here :) I’ll let others argue on other threads about merits of the 3 but all 3 are incredible in my opinion...
  6. irishnadalfan1983

    PCB on Nole injury today...

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/07/novak-djokovic-enters-french-open-semi-finals-but-faces-fitness-battle Kind of says what some people may also think....
  7. irishnadalfan1983

    Can Nole actually play Rome??

    So many countries with so many different quarantine rules - not sure what the procedure is.....I presume he is back in Europe already?
  8. irishnadalfan1983

    Djokovic movement/speed/flexibility...

    33 now...Anyone notice any difference between now and say when he was 27 for example? Doesn’t seem to have slowed down at all.... Thoughts folks???
  9. irishnadalfan1983

    Amazon Prime Coverage UK...

    When they move Marcus Buckland and the rest of the old Sky team into Prime? Just this summer I presume? Pretty happy to see them join Prime - not really mad about Catherine Whitaker....
  10. irishnadalfan1983

    Cincinnati...

    Anyone actually committed to this? Also could not most players like Rafa, Nole, etc just get a private jet from where they?!! I know this is quite a complex situation but if the UFC can pull it off then surely with all the money tennis has at its disposal they can manage it.....
  11. irishnadalfan1983

    Toronto, US Open, Davis Cup, Acapulco...

    Incredible for Rafa to do this in the last 6 months on HC.....Not far off 34.... Nole is the man at the moment but Rafa is not going anywhere anytime some... I keep doubting Rafa (I am glass half full type) and yet here he is - clearly second best player in the world on HC and nearly 34 -...
  12. irishnadalfan1983

    Today convinced me that....

    Nole ain’t winning much more in terms of slams and same for Rafa - feel like they both just about scrapped through the AO Final and US Final....They will win 1 or 2 more but not much more.... Thiem, Med, Tsitsipas and Rublev are coming...
  13. irishnadalfan1983

    How can Rafa be more competitive against Nole on HC....

    Serious question - looking for genuine answers and not trollling :) How can he change things?What tactics should he try?Or maybe he is doomed on HC? Thiem, Med, Tsitsipas all present far greater difficulties against Nole on HC....Rafa can beat these guys on HC yet seems to have zero chance on...
  14. irishnadalfan1983

    Will end of season help Nadal???

    Normally Rafa generally speaking finishes season half injured/not in great form...Quite the opposite today with Davis Cup win and week in general..... I wonder will this help with start of 2020? To be fair he still starts off the season pretty well - I just wonder what effect if any this end of...
  15. irishnadalfan1983

    ATP Cup Points 2020....

    Does the winner get 750? How does it work? Is Rafa safe as world number 1 until end of Australia? Or maybe he could lose it after ATP Cup if Serbia win?? Or maybe another 200 points today would ensure he keeps it until after Australia?
  16. irishnadalfan1983

    Nadal wins 2 more matches and is guaranteed YEC.....

    Why do I keep hearing this?? They kept on saying it on Prime coverage last night....My maths tells me different but maybe I am missing something??? Apparently you get extra points for going undefeated?? Why do the points seem to confuse everyone at this stage of the year??! I NEED ANSWERS!!
  17. irishnadalfan1983

    Nadal's Serve...

    In AO it was awesome - lots of free points....He reverted back to type at FO and Moyà discussed this.... Where is it now? I thought maybe with grass he would use AO serve.....Thoughts folks?
  18. irishnadalfan1983

    Amazon Prime Coverage...

    Anyone using this in Ireland or the UK? How are you getting to the tournaments in Prime? I am typing in ‘ATP’ and then I get a list of results...Is there a quicker way I am missing?? Should they not just have a tennis channel now?!
  19. irishnadalfan1983

    Rafa Post Final Press Conference

    Not too sure what to make of this - makes some valid points - not enough prep/matches for playing someone like Nole.... However I don’t fully agree - he was more nervous and some of the shots particularly at the start were simply awful/due to nerves and nothing to do with Nole....That 2nd or...
  20. irishnadalfan1983

    Best tennis shoes for blisters...

    Could anyone recommend the best tennis shoes for blisters? Or maybe they are all the same really in terms of cushioning? I have tried Adidas and Asics - getting same results in terms of blisters - getting blisters on the ball of my feet (I have a high arch on my feet). Cheers
  21. irishnadalfan1983

    AO is going to break my heart again....

    I can just feel it....This slam will always haunt me.... I just wanted to get that off my chest :(
  22. irishnadalfan1983

    Stats for over 30 year olds who win Slams...

    Outside of Nole, Rafa and Fed.....I know they have been posted before but can someone put them up again! Generally players fall off after 27/28 according to the stats I believe....
  23. irishnadalfan1983

    Leo Borg....

    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/like-father-like-son-leo-borg-making-waves-in-the-world-of-tennis-1.3691348
  24. irishnadalfan1983

    Direct Entries to Slams & Masters...

    How does this work? Does is differ for each slam/masters? Like are you guaranteed direct entry to Slam if you are top 70/80/etc....
  25. irishnadalfan1983

    Tennis TV V Sky Sports

    Based in Ireland and looking to get rid of Sky Sports (costing me a fortune and never use it much) Anyone use Tennis TV? Thoughts? What is coverage like compared to Sky? Any drawbacks? Seems to cover pretty much all the Masters tournaments, etc. Cheers Brian
  26. irishnadalfan1983

    Rafal Nadal Academy...

    Has anyone ever being to this? Any thoughts? I am thinking of going on the weekly adult course (it says all levels welcome but a bit worried as I am only playing 3 years).... I am going for the experience also (not just too improve my tennis) Going to speak to people at my local tennis club...
  27. irishnadalfan1983

    Nadal has played 17 tournaments this year....

    Roger has played 16....Is the Guardian right?? Feels like Rafa has played far more and Fed fans certainly point to this a lot :) https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/11/andy-murray-workload-top-10
  28. irishnadalfan1983

    Nadal has played 17 tournaments this year....

    Roger has played 16....Is the Guardian right?? Feels like Rafa has played far more and Fed fans certainly point to this a lot :) https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/11/andy-murray-workload-top-10
  29. irishnadalfan1983

    I'd like Rafa to take end of Oct/November and December off.....

    He normally follows up a great year with a relatively poor year... Breaks really seem to suit him.... I know he won't do this but what do others think?? Why bother playing the likes of Basle, Paris, London...Probably won't win and he can just get ready for Australia where again he will have a...
  30. irishnadalfan1983

    Arthur Ashe Stadium - worst sports venue in America

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/aug/28/arthur-ashe-stadium-us-open-tennis Just thought people might like to have a read off this....
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