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  1. Aussie Darcy

    Jack Sock at risk of being completely unranked due to mediocre performances this year - was top 10 less than 2 years ago

    This is quite something. Jack Sock who less than 2 years ago won the Paris Masters, qualified for the ATP Finals and made the SF (beating Cilic and Zverev) before finishing the year ranked #8 is now at risk of being unranked next month. His 2018 began terribly with a first match, straight...
  2. Aussie Darcy

    2019 Wuhan Open - WTA Premier 5

    Final Premier 5 tournament of the year. It's the Wuhan Open, great draw this year as always. 7 of the top 10, 16 of the top 20. Seeds are: Barty, Pliskova, Svitolina, Halep, Kvitova, Bertens, Bencic, Wang, Sabalenka, Sloane, Kerber, Keys, Wozniacki, Sevastova, Kenin and Vekic. Wildcards went...
  3. Aussie Darcy

    Why aren't Nishikori, Schwartzman, Pella, Edmund, Garin, Cuevas and literally anyone outside of Aus/Canada/USA playing for world at the Laver Cup?

    This tournament seems like an absolute farce. Claims to be Europe v the world and yet the only top 10 player from 'the world' Nishikori isn't playing. The only other top 20 player from 'the world' (besides injured Anderson) Schwartzman also isn't playing, Then you've got #22 Pella, #32 Edmund...
  4. Aussie Darcy

    Former tennis coach's lawsuit against Naomi Osaka and her father thrown out of court

    Quite a few people on this forum were aware of the lawsuit that was filed by Osaka's former coach claiming he was entitled to 20% of all of Naomi and her sisters career earnings due to a supposed contract signed when Naomi was just 13. Anyway, the court has dismissed the lawsuit because no...
  5. Aussie Darcy

    WTA and tournament organisers postpone the 2019 Hong Kong Open indefinitely due to protests

    Can’t think of the last time an ATP or WTA main tour event was postponed or canceled? The tournament wasn’t for another 3 weeks but obviously the decision had to be made. Not sure how you postpone a tennis tournament considering entry lists, competing tournaments, having to arrange everything...
  6. Aussie Darcy

    Bianca Andreescu, first player born in the 2000's to win a slam! Congratulations to Canada.

    Insane, way to make us feel old ;) Epic match, great 2nd set.
  7. Aussie Darcy

    70-100 ATP players sign petition to increase prize money share - Dan Evans asked Djokovic if he'd stand down from slams to achieve the increase

    Sorry for the confusing title, tried to fit the two juicy parts in. So basically the ATP players want a higher share of the revenue, Pospisil argues that currently the players are only getting 14% of the profits vs the NBA which gets 50% back. At the meeting it's rumored that Dan Evans...
  8. Aussie Darcy

    Amanda Anisimova out of the US Open due to the death of her father & coach.

    Terrible news for the 17 year old. She's been struggling with injuries since her breakthrough on tour when she made the French Open SF after beating defending champ Halep in the QF. She also made the 4R of the Aus Open this year beating top 10 Sabalenka in the process. She withdrew from the...
  9. Aussie Darcy

    Rigged draw or just bad luck? Dimitrov v Wawrinka to play eachother in the 1R for the 4th time in a year.

    This is pretty insane. For the 4th time in 14 months, Grigor Dimitrov has drawn Stan Wawrinka in the 1R of a tournament. They played: 1R of Wimbledon 2018 1R of the US Open 2018 1R of Montreal 2019 Now 1R of Cincinnati 2019 They also played in the 3R of the French Open. Crazy considering...
  10. Aussie Darcy

    Andy Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati

    Murray to make his singles return at the tournament where he won his first Masters title 11 years ago. Muzziah fans can rejoice @Mainad
  11. Aussie Darcy

    Alex De Minaur up to #25 in the world without ever beating a top 20 player. Is it a first?

    Came across this on twitter and was very surprised De Minaur who won the Atlanta Open yesterday (his 2nd title of the year and his career) has today hit a new career high #25. However, surprisingly he's never beaten a top 20 player. He's played a top 10 player 15 times, losing all 15. The...
  12. Aussie Darcy

    2009 US Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova unable to defend her Washington title due to being denied an American visa

    Well this is quite incredible. Svetlana Kuznetsova, a 2x slam champ including the 2004 US Open has had to withdraw from the 2019 Washington Open where she was the defending champion because of issues of not getting her visa
  13. Aussie Darcy

    Top 100 WTA player Beatriz Haddad Maia fails drug test, provisionally suspended.

    Pretty big surprise this one. First top 100 player on the WTA to fail a drug test since, well, Maria Sharapova. The test was failed during the Bol tournament which was held during the 2nd week of the French Open. Haddad Maia was having a great 2019: Qualified for the Australian Open and won...
  14. Aussie Darcy

    Tatishivili's fine for not meeting a professional standard at the French Open completely overturned, Tomic's fine upheld.

    This is very interesting and had set a precedent, interesting that Tatishvili had the entire decision overturned.
  15. Aussie Darcy

    Is it time for the slams to allow the women to play Best of 5? Even at least in the SF or Final? (Poll in thread)

    Bit of a controversial one but something that's getting discussed quite a bit in the media following the very quick women's final on Saturday compared to the 5 set epic on the men's side on Sunday. Here's just one article discussing the massive differences in length of this years Wimbledon...
  16. Aussie Darcy

    Aussie Dylan Alcott is one US Open away from the Calendar Year Grand Slam

    The 28 year old number one in Quad wheelchair singles had won the Australian Open this year (for the 5th time), won the first ever French Open quad wheelchair singles and yesterday won the first ever quad wheelchair singles at Wimbledon. If he wins the US Open than he will be the first player...
  17. Aussie Darcy

    Does anyone know what the longest 6-0 set is and also the longest 6-1 set is?

    I was wondering this last night during the women's SF between Halep and Svitolina. The first set was 6-1 but the first two games took over 20 minutes and the set actually went for 44 minutes despite the lopsided scoreline. Quite remarkable when you consider that Tomic lost 3 sets (6-2 6-1...
  18. Aussie Darcy

    Garbine Muguruza finally fires Sam Sumyk.

    I know this won't mean a lot to many people, except those who follow the WTA but Garbine has finally sacked her coach Sam Sumyk! The partnership was strong and brought Garbie two slams and to the #1 ranking but the partnership far outstayed its welcome and the two haven't really had any...
  19. Aussie Darcy

    Double standards? Fognini fined just $3,000 for saying Wimbledon should be bombed while Kyrgios gets $8,000 in fines

    This is a bit ****. Fognini said a bomb should be dropped at Wimbledon while Kyrgios said “Wow, you’ve got so much power up there,” Kyrgios told him. “Look at you! Look at you!” And then “You’re no-one. You think you’re important. You have no idea what’s going on. You’re a disgrace.” The...
  20. Aussie Darcy

    Why does looking up at your box to see if you should challenge a call not counted as coaching?

    This might be a stupid question but I don't understand the ruling on this. Obviously calls on coaching are rare and controversial but i've watched a number of matches this tournament and at many tournaments where this happens and it's ok?
  21. Aussie Darcy

    Bernard Tomic fined 100% of his first round prize money against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

    Pretty fair call in my opinion, Tomic barely tried in his match and everyone including Tsonga and the crowd knew it.
  22. Aussie Darcy

    Maria Sharapova unhappy her opponent danced & celebrated when she retired. Parmentier says Sharapova should've played the last game

    Interesting one this. I watched this match and gotta say it was a bit petty for Sharapova to retire to avoid the bagel. Wasn't 'that' injured that she couldn't play 4 more points. Anyway, someone on twitter posted Parmentier dancing after Sharapova retired. Sharapova posted on twitter in...
  23. Aussie Darcy

    Strong chance Andy Murray will partner with Serena Williams in the Wimbledon mixed doubles

    Negative comments on Serena and Murray aside, this would be absolutely incredible. Murray was turned down by a few WTA players like Mladenovic and Barty, the latter said he could find a better play than her. And it looks like that play will be none other than Serena Williams! Hopefully...
  24. Aussie Darcy

    Wimbledon scheduling strikes again - Edmund v Munar on CC instead of: Stan, Halep, Venus, Zverev etc.

    Bit of a bizarre one. Yes he's the male British number 1 but he's never gone past the 3R, has just two top 10 wins in his career and is the 30th seed. Edmund/Munar leapfrogged matches like: 3x slam champ and #22 Wawrinka v Bemelmans 1x slam champ and #7 Halep v Sasnovich 5x Wimbledon champ...
  25. Aussie Darcy

    "It does not seem right that Wimbledon is the only tournament to have it's own seed criteria" - Rafael Nadal

    Translates roughly too: "It does not seem right to me that Wimbledon is the only tournament that has its own criteria of seeds." @RafaelNadal" Thoughts?
  26. Aussie Darcy

    2019 Eastbourne International - WTA Premier

    Pretty big Premier tournament the week before a slam. Loaded field with 8 of the top 10 playing (only Osaka and Kvitova missing). Seeds are: Barty, Pliskova, Bertens, Kerber, Svitolina, Halep, Sloane, Sabalenka, Sevastova, Bencic, Wozniacki, Vondrousova, Konta, Gorges and Kontaveit. Many...
  27. Aussie Darcy

    Congratulations to Ash Barty, new WTA #1!

    Definitely think this deserves a thread. Barty has had a spectacular return to the sport after quitting the game in 2014 going on to play professional cricket. She made her return to tennis in 2016 and the rest is history. She won the 2018 US Open doubles title and finished the year as #15 by...
  28. Aussie Darcy

    Reports that this years US Open will NOT legalize mid-match coaching in the main draw

    Reports from Jon Wertheim Good decision. Seemed barely anyone supported the idea. Hopefully they never try to bring this into fruition.