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Who ya supporting ?

Post by Emancipator on Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Hello

Big Grin

I forgot my password but then luckily found a device in which it was stored - yes I missed you too GP Big Grin

Anyway, i’m Guessing this board falls into 3 camps:

1) Anyone but Nadal (ABN)
2) Anyone but Nadal and if possible anyone but Djokovic (ABN + ABD)
3) ABN + ABD + I want Del Po to win

I’m firmly in camp three. Would love DP to win but more importantly for Nadal (priority number 1) and Djokovic to lose.

Having said all that I have softened on Rafa and wouldn’t be too bothered if he did win. 

So let’s vote

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Post by DEC1M7 on Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:30 pm

I feel like your OP has not taken me into account.
However your poll has, just about.

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Post by Emancipator on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:04 pm

Let me guess you’re in camp 2 minus ABN Winking

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Post by Emancipator on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Isner beating DP - oh dear, my poll could be partially obsolete in a couple of hours Sad

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Post by bogbrush on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:41 pm

I’d prefer another option. How about Nish, or what the Hell lets go for Millman.

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Post by Emancipator on Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:56 pm

Yeah I thought about that.

I also thought of just leaving it at the first 2 options.

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Post by summerblues on Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:10 am

Voted option 2.

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Post by barrystar on Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:26 am

I am not exactly covered by any of the options.  Option 1 is a bit too indiscriminate because whilst I am ABN I want whoever holds the trophy to have 'paid his dues' and be a multi-slam winner with del Boy my slight sentimental favourite.  No vote therefore.

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Post by Tenez on Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:56 am

2) and Nishikori to win

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Post by naxroy on Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:31 am

lets go rafa

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Post by Jahu on Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:48 pm

2.

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Post by Slippy on Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Nishikori preferably. 

Anyone but Del Potro otherwise.

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Post by legendkillar on Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 pm

Delpo or bust.

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Post by Daniel on Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm

Anyone but the butt picking cheat.

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:30 pm

Nishi > Delpo > Djo > Nadal

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Here: https://www.foxsports.com.au/tennis/us-open/baffling-us-open-court-change-blunder-slammed/news-story/ff382598b793df45577b1f5abdde21db?nk=a60a802ed1379ae5f1666b573c863355-1536321219


Clearly USopen have deliberately slowed the court pace to snail-clay last year. This is where you can't trust the words of the TDs who have always claimed nothing special being done.

Modifying the playing surface to suit the home team is extremely common in Cricket. So common that this is not even a considered unfair. 

Talks of playing surface  being tailored to alter the outcome of the matches is no hearsay.

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Post by Jahu on Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm

Cheaters.

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Post by naxroy on Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:52 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Here: https://www.foxsports.com.au/tennis/us-open/baffling-us-open-court-change-blunder-slammed/news-story/ff382598b793df45577b1f5abdde21db?nk=a60a802ed1379ae5f1666b573c863355-1536321219


Clearly USopen have deliberately slowed the court pace to snail-clay last year. This is where you can't trust the words of the TDs who have always claimed nothing special being done.

Modifying the playing surface to suit the home team is extremely common in Cricket. So common that this is not even a considered unfair. 

Talks of playing surface  being tailored to alter the outcome of the matches is no hearsay.


to suit americans? doesnt make sense (querrey, isner, sock, johnson, tiafoe, harrison, Serena, keys, Venus...)

maybe they did it just for Sloane?

the thing is they did it... but cant see why, nobody seems to like slow conditions from what I read here


one thing is clear, this edition is being pretty exciting

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Post by raiders_of_the_lost_ark on Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:56 pm

naxroy wrote:one thing is clear, this edition is being pretty exciting

haha.. typical of Nadal fans. They are okay with any crap as long as their man is on court.. Their narrow minds fails to see how this affects tennis in terms of a sport. 

And NO this is not exciting to see all surfaces becoming clay then what's the point of having a HC at all if its going to play like clay.

 The differences in surface pace allow different skills among players to come out and shine. 

Why do you think there are so mnay variations for the same act  i.e. running in athletics. 100m, 200m, 400m , 800m, 1500m , 5000m, 10000m, 42KM. Why have so many variants when its all about who can run fast. The variations allow different skills in running to have their chance to come out and shine. All those skills are valued. 


Why should tennis skills like great serving, volleying and high attacking tennis be killed completely?Let surfaces variations be a challenge to players to adapt rather than surafces being altered to get the desired outcomes. Let different skills of tennis have their fair share of chance to shine.

S&V over, SHBH almost over. Skill and craftiness being replaced by sweat and stamina. Sweat and stamina has its place in 3 TMS and RG. Why does it have to be in every fcking slam?


Faster surfaces produce the best possible tennis. Something Nadal fans just can't appreciate.

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Post by Jahu on Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 pm

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Post by naxroy on Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:26 pm

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:
naxroy wrote:one thing is clear, this edition is being pretty exciting

haha.. typical of Nadal fans. They are okay with any crap as long as their man is on court.. Their narrow minds fails to see how this affects tennis in terms of a sport. 

And NO this is not exciting to see all surfaces becoming clay then what's the point of having a HC at all if its going to play like clay.

 The differences in surface pace allow different skills among players to come out and shine. 

Why do you think there are so mnay variations for the same act  i.e. running in athletics. 100m, 200m, 400m , 800m, 1500m , 5000m, 10000m, 42KM. Why have so many variants when its all about who can run fast. The variations allow different skills in running to have their chance to come out and shine. All those skills are valued. 


Why should tennis skills like great serving, volleying and high attacking tennis be killed completely?Let surfaces variations be a challenge to players to adapt rather than surafces being altered to get the desired outcomes. Let different skills of tennis have their fair share of chance to shine.

S&V over, SHBH almost over. Skill and craftiness being replaced by sweat and stamina. Sweat and stamina has its place in 3 TMS and RG. Why does it have to be in every fcking slam?


Faster surfaces produce the best possible tennis. Something Nadal fans just can't appreciate.


but I didnt say I was ok with the court being slowed down. I pretty much agree with you in preferring different surfaces to promote diferent types of tennis.

but also, in my opinion, this edition is being very exciting.

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Post by summerblues on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:03 am

raiders_of_the_lost_ark wrote:Nishi > Delpo > Djo > Nadal
+1 (even though I could live with Delpo beating Nishi tbh)

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