Little things that annoy me - tennis edition

Breaker

Legend
Gimlestob's incessant fanboy-ism of anything Isner


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A few weeks ago (I think during Washington) one of his co-commentators dared to suggest that Karlovic MIGHT have the best serve in the game. Gimelstob audibly scoffed acting like the guy was an idiot and said "not even close, Isner easily" without explanation.

Been satisfying seeing Ivo racking up points every week since then.
 

jussumman

Hall of Fame
John Isner bouncing the ball through his legs just before he serves.

What about you guys?
That doesn't annoy me at all, it shows he has a rhythm to his serve and if you were as tall as a giraffe you might just do it too, I don't blame him.

Things that deflate my tennis balls are:

No competition to Serena Williams. She's 34/35, at this age even the greatest RF has fallen off a bit and a new king crowned, but here it's a string of manufactured players that are not close to the Clijsters/Henin level solid contenders and fall apart. In their prime players and up comers like Kerber just barely hang and manage to sqeeze out one win (it's their biggest win of their life). Pathetic.

Watching a guy like Pouille run out of gas because he has to play all these back to back to back 5 setter marathons. I think they need to shorten the match, like add a 5th set super tie breaker.

Stupid debate who the GOAT is here. Obviously who has the most Slams atm. There is no further discussion.

Also leaving my tennis balls in the trunk of car deflates them to unplayable levels.
 

Zebrev

Hall of Fame
2 things:

1. When Delpo and other players walk up slowly and check the mark before making a decision to challenge the call. (Delpo does this every time)

2. When Andy Murray Yells "come on!" when the opponent double faults or shanks the ball into the air. There's just something so classless about it that could only come from a scot.
 

joekapa

Legend
2 things:

1. When Delpo and other players walk up slowly and check the mark before making a decision to challenge the call. (Delpo does this every time)

2. When Andy Murray Yells "come on!" when the opponent double faults or shanks the ball into the air. There's just something so classless about it that could only come from a scot.
Murray's "Come On's" are becoming tedious.
 
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