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2 July 2011 - 1:25pm

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With Wimbledon drawing to a close today , I figure it's a great time to get a discussion going on Tennis.

On the men's side, with his Wimbledon semifinal win, Novak Djokovic will become the first male player other than Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to hold the #1 world ranking since February 1, 2004. What an amazing string of domination by the two and what an incredible effort Djokovic has had to put up to end the Federer-Nadal reign!

On the women's side, Maria Sharapova today takes on Petra Kvitova, signalling an amazing comeback for the Russian star and marking the first ever grand slam final's appearance for the young Czech.

It's a little too late to comment on the women's final (it's starting as I'm writing this message), but how do you see the men's final playing out?

Generally, how does everyone see the rest of the men's tennis season? Will the Djoker hold on to #1 for long, or will Nadal or Federer usurp the top spot again? Can Andy Murray break into the ranks of the top three?

As for the women, there has not been any single dominating player or set of players like there has been on the men's side. Who do you think is best in the women's game right now?

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12 September 2011 - 6:22pm
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ED - what did you end up doing with your bets? I know that you're probably very disappointed about not putting anything down on Stosur, but what did you end up doing with Wozniacki?

Hey - if there's an upside, though, it's that an Australian woman won the US Open! That's some consolation, no?

I was always a Tommy Smyth fan. He was always just so much fun to listen to. Anyone is better than a second-tier American announcer (it's true, they have terrible soccer announcers for some odd reason), so I was happy when we got him calling the game instead of someone like a Jack Edwards.

If you want goofy soccer announcing, by the way, then you should look up one Ray Hudson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS6Np-g_h5w. Just listen to what comes out of the man's mouth lol

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13 September 2011 - 12:20am
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I decided to hedge it so that I won no matter who won which turned out to be a good decision! I won about $40 so that was good!

Oh man I have never heard Ray Hudson before. He is beyond silly. Flame throwers it into the goal! lol

Here is an old George Best goal from when he was playing in America featuring some funny commentary and strangest music ever. Wait for the 2nd commentator who shouts "woooooooooaaaaaaah" after the goal, but a few seconds too late, like his brain just can't comprehend what to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HWUbFGHMU

Plus it encouraged someone to write the best comment I have ever read on youtube (that's not saying much mind you) ...

rancidsexbeast wrote:

all i can see when watching this is

a us soccer commentator in the 70's with tight white trousers excentuating his bulging packet & the top 4 buttons on a lava lamp shirt undone revealing a steak fed cheast with a gold medallion nestling inbetween his jungle hairs.excellent soccer goal he bellows as the crowd roars for reasons it dosnt understand & miami cocaine funk accentuates a replay of the goal beamed out to a country who has no f**king idea what the f**k they have just witnessed.

And "release the kraken"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2d-QrnFgA

lol lol lol

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14 September 2011 - 9:59pm
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Oh that rancidsexbeast - he's always full of gems he is lol lol lol

Not sure why it's hard to get a good soccer announcer, but the US just can't seem to get it.

Ray Hudson is phenomenal...out of this world Benini scultpure of a finish. If I could write my graduate school applications like Ray Hudson can talk, I would have my pick of where to go.

You like Ray Hudson, eh? Well here's a link for you and prepare to lose (read: enjoy) at least the next 15 minutes of your life: http://hudsonia.blogspot.com/. Yep, it's a blog devoted to the guy. Scroll down and give Real Madrid - Levante on May 19th, 2008 a look. The curvaceousness is better than Dolly Parton...

As a side note, watch Sneijder's reaction after he kicks the ball. Apparently the guy is a bona-fide a**hole, but his reaction after kicking the ball is fairly balla.

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31 January 2012 - 9:59am
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Australian Open final: best grand slam final match of all time? best tennis match of all time? What do people think?

While I am normally a big Djokovic fan, I was unable to watch Sunday's final, which is a shame because from everything I read and heard it was out of this world. My folks in the United States were up at 3:30 am to watch the thing! They then went back to bed after it ended 6 hours later Smile

With so little activity on this thread, I have to ask: Is anyone out there even following tennis? lol

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2 February 2012 - 1:18pm
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I admit I missed it too. In fact I didn't catch any of the Australian Open at all. I'm usually keen on watching the grand slams but I've had too much to do and not enough time. Not that I ever have 6 hours straight to do anything these days, let alone watch a tennis match! 6 hours sounds almost as gruelling for the spectators as the players!

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3 February 2012 - 1:56pm
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You know, I heard that the match was riveting from start to finish and everyone I spoke to said that it was edge-of-your-seat entertainment the whole way through. That could, however, be because I only spoke to Serbians (Djokovic fans) who were thrilled with the outcome. Might have been different had I spoken with fairweather fans or Nadal supporters lol

I now eagerly await to see if Djokovic can take Roland Garros and hold all four grand slams at once!

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Let's just hope they don't play each other in the final at Roland Garros. They could break the 7 hour barrier on clay as the rallies can be almost endless. I'm not a fan of watching tennis on clay if you hadn't guessed!

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