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  1. Candide

    Zverev settles his account with Lendl

    Zzz is completely correct, the problem is always with the teacher - not the student.
  2. Candide

    Did anyone else never really feel like Roger could win the match?

    I'm a bit puzzled that people are saying that this match has "damaged his legacy." In numerical terms only, if you strip out context and the nature of the performances achieved then sure 21>20. However, for a 38yo guy, with so much scar tissue accrued at the hands of this opponent, to be able to...
  3. Candide

    Nadal 10 Federer 3

    Looking at this video of Nadal it just struck me - he may have a mild form of Tourette Syndrome. His tics remind me of my favourite Czech Marxist-Lacanian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek who also suffers from Tourettes. Obviously Nadal is much more wise, profound and funny so that's the only similarity.
  4. Candide

    If You Can't See How Immensely Talented Kyrgios Is, You Know Nothing About Tennis........

    Whoa, just because Kyrgios says he doesn't train or try doesn't mean that is a fact. He wants everyone to think he's a prodigy for sure. And he furiously performs not caring or trying in his matches at times these days but I'm pretty sure he busted his ass for years to get where he is.
  5. Candide

    If You Can't See How Immensely Talented Kyrgios Is, You Know Nothing About Tennis........

    My god. I think I can see it now. But, then again seeing as the term "talented" (as we've seen proved on these boards on virtually a daily basis) is utterly subjective then you'll only believe it when you see and if you don't - you won't. "De gustibus non est disputandum."
  6. Candide

    Is Kyrgios really super talented as some suggest ?

    This fact is the reason that Kyrgios will linger on in the tennis scene like a fart in an elevator (although I get the feeling his playing career may be quite short). He'll end up on some Australian Fox Sports show or a commercial TV monstrosity - The Bachelor, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here...
  7. Candide

    Is Kyrgios really super talented as some suggest ?

    Yep, I can see him post-career boring the butt off everyone at the pub...
  8. Candide

    Is Kyrgios really super talented as some suggest ?

    Nick Kyrgios: “I’m a great tennis player but I don’t do the other stuff. I’m not the most professional guy. I won’t train day in, day out. I won’t show up every day. So there’s a lot of things I need to improve on to get to that level that Rafa, Novak, Roger... Just depends how bad I want it.”...
  9. Candide

    Is Kyrgios really super talented as some suggest ?

    Brown is super talented. Monfils is super talented. Dimitrov is super talented. Nalbandian is super talented. Rios is super talented. Henman is super talented. Philipousis is super talented. Davydenko is super talented. Tsonga is super talented. Kyrgios is way behind most of these guys. Talent...
  10. Candide

    Do you find the underhand serve disrespectful?

    I wouldn't say disrespectful. I would say - dishonourable.
  11. Candide

    Kyrgios on attempting to hit Nadal

    This is all completely fine by Nick. He is such a stoic, no-nonsense, imperturbable and honourable player himself that in no way does it come across as hypocrisy to have him lay down the law about other players having to toughen up and take the game as it comes.
  12. Candide

    Can't wait for Rafa vs Nick

    I like the WWF link in the OP. David Law nailed it in his last podcast saying that Kyrgios' shtick has become calcified into a complete routine now. He's gone from a volatile guy who played some good tennis to a wrestling heel whose main thing is to get into blustery arguments with the crowd and...
  13. Candide

    What is the most annoying tennis ritual?

    All of the options are undoubtedly annoying; however, only one of them is outright cheating. Most of these are simply aesthetic or matters of custom. On the other hand, time-wasting for the grinding player who wants to pull his opponent into a 50 shot rally as many times as possible is his...
  14. Candide

    Ultimate Salt Lord: Brine Quest (The Nick Kyrgios Challenge)

    Now, I'm not saying Kyrgios is the saltiest player but if he was a biblical character - he'd be Lot's wife. Boom!
  15. Candide

    We have a winner in buthurt journalism

    Seems reasonable.
  16. Candide

    The point of no return for Maestronians......

    The king of clay is the king... of clay. When he leaves the swamp his powers are diminished. The Dark Knight of Wimbledon (clad in white) will restore order and sanity.
  17. Candide

    Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open (lol)

    Ah, so refreshing. Perhaps he's just saving himself for the big tournaments these days. At his age he's got to manage his schedule intelligently. Shrewd.
  18. Candide

    Nalbandian is a better tennis player than Federer

    Welcome to the future. You are now a god.
  19. Candide

    How far will a poor man's Monfils go at French Open?

    This seems a bit harsh on Monfils. He's 32 and has played all the big guys right though their best and physically strongest years. Six wins looks a bit better than pathetic to me. Nicky has beaten Djokovic when he was an absolute shell of his best self and struggling with injury, confidence and...
  20. Candide

    Why is Kyrgios mad?

    Not sure what you mean. Christos is clearly a sensitive, polite and charming young man. Not confrontational, sexist or attention seeking like his brother at all.
  21. Candide

    Why is Kyrgios mad?

    That is a tragic tale indeed. Fat teased, you say? That is truly, truly horrible and unprecedented. He has nothing but my sympathy from now on.
  22. Candide

    Why is Kyrgios mad?

    Here's the simple truth about parent teacher interviews at school. (I've done thousands of them as a teacher). Over 90% of the time when parents say, "I just can't understand why Jimmy's so anxious and negative about everything," I just want to hold up a hand mirror in front of their anxious...
  23. Candide

    What's his age again?

    Amazing, and some people find this "refreshing"? There's no accounting for taste I guess. Apparently some go crazy for the Shrimp Martini too. Different strokes...
  24. Candide

    2019 Madrid ATP SF: RAFA [2] vs Tsitsipas [8]

    Don't worry Rafa will be fine in RG where his inhuman stamina will help him to burn off the annoying, energetic little kiddies over the best of five sets. This is where he will really shine. Isn't that what we're supposed to say?
  25. Candide

    Roger is playing Rome

  26. Candide

    Remember De Minaur?

    He has to play every match like it's a Grand Slam final or his family is being held hostage and he's playing for their lives. This is fun to watch but it's burning him to the ground. Some balls it's better to let go than making a lunatic, painful dash for. I foresee a lot more injuries on the...
  27. Candide

    Is Ken Rosewall resentful of the GOAT?

    Whoa, I didn't know Lou Ferrigno played tennis. His serve must have been awesome.
  28. Candide

    Fed's record in finals ?

    The key figure here is to add 101 + 53. Just think about that total like you would if you were standing on the lip of the grand canyon. I think awe is the relevant word.