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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by Alex on August 25, 2015, 05:04:41 AM »
Emma, there is nothing wrong with your English. If you are a talented writer they can still publish your book. There are lectors who would correct whatever needs to be corrected. I assume that your Urdu is fluent too. You said you were born in Pakistan but didn't say when you moved to Canada. I assume you were very young.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: ATP and WTA Tennis Tournaments
« Last post by monstertruck on August 25, 2015, 05:01:55 AM »
I basically repeated my post from the Chitchat thread but I had to because I basically covered everything in that post.

Federer did play aggressive tennis (which he always does, doesn't he?) but neither Nole or Murray were at their best - especially Djokovic because he has no mental weakness against Federer. Didn't Federer fans make the same excuse about Wimbledon final that he put too much effort against Murray and didn't have much left for the final? And it's true - he did put extra effort to show off against Murray and wasn't able to do the same against Djokovic but of course, these are the best returners of the game and so one of them was going to get to him. Djokovic is No. 1 for a reason and by miles.

Anyway, Federer was as fresh as daisy coming into this tournament, one of the tournaments where he tends to play well, and had a very easy draw up until Murray and played night matches mostly. Also, I am not sure if Federer would have won against either Gasquet or Wawrinka. No guarantee that he would have.

Murray should have tanked his match against either Dimitrov or Gasquet as I suggested before the tournament and Nole could have afforded to go out to Dolgo and save as much energy as possible. Unfortunately neither made a smart decision.  But in any case, not all is lost since USO is upon us and we do have one week in between. Cincy will be forgettable soon.
Did you see the match Emma?
Fed was literally stalking the baseline and refusing to budge.
Any short ball was punished.
The blitzkrieg returns on 2nd and even one 1st serve were stunning.
He did serve lights out.
And yes, he was 'fresh as a daisy' compared to the other 2 fellers.
Should make for an interesting storyline if he is able to make the 2nd week of the Open.

I fully expect Nole and Andy to be there regardless of how tired they might be.

I saw the matches. In fact and it's up to you to believe me but I already knew they are both going to lose to Federer. The signs were all there from the get go. In fact, when I found out Federer decided to skip Montreal, I knew right away what he had in mind. Once you get to follow these players and for a while you start to notice all sorts of patterns in players. He and his team already planned this perhaps knowing already who were likely to make the Motnreal final.

Anyway, Federe's serves were very on and effective no doubt but Djokovic's return game was far off. He was returning at 20% at some point - one of his career lowest. Even Goffin and Dolgo were all over him and I hope you saw those matches in their entirety. And Murray looked completely out of sorts from his Fish match. He just dragged things on for ranking's sake. I'd like to have a word with Mr. Bjorkman at this point. I mean that was such an unintelligent decision. Murray suffers a great deal from bad decisions and this kills me.

I am sure Andy is very eager to win a Slam this year but he's been given some tough draws and his schedulings are something of a nightmare especially lately. So on top of playing a very long schedule this year, he will also have to battle all those things that are against him quite unfortunately. He is not as popular as Federer to get any advantage or favours.

And Nole should be really motivated especially after taking those 2 big losses to Andy and Roger but I am not sure if he'll be able to manifest it in the end given that he's feeling a bit tired after the long successful season. 2 Slams, 4 Masters and 4 finals are not a matter of a joke.
Quite often there is a direct correlation between someone serving exceptionally well and the opponent unable to return as well as usual.

I didn't see much of Nole v. Goffin, just a few points.
A bit more of Dolgopolov.
If I remember right, Nole beat them both.

Yes Andy DJokovic has played much more tennis than Fed.
They are also a few years younger and responsible for their own schedules.

As you may remember I don't have any likings for the top 3.
I have a disliking for the cheater who has yet to win a slam playing within the rules.
I just enjoy the game and offer up my viewpoint as a fat old hacker who's played the game for nearly 40 years now.
Please take my opinion with a grain of salt. :)
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Tennis Discussions / Re: ATP and WTA Tennis Tournaments
« Last post by Alex on August 25, 2015, 04:54:51 AM »
I meant to add another thing. While Murray doesn't mind showing that he is tired as he likes to stay true to his nature, Djokovic sees it as a weakness so he's unlikely to show it. But it's evident in his movement, his slightly off return and baseline game. Djokovic doesn't want to show any weaknesses to his opponents as it would make him look vulnerable. It's something that Murray needs to adopt.
Yeah, I find Murray to be too sensitive. Your last sentence is very good. Djokovic changed though. He learnt to hide his emotions. It is tough out there.

I hope that Andy can change too.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: ATP and WTA Tennis Tournaments
« Last post by falcon on August 25, 2015, 03:06:50 AM »
I did not watch any of the matches. However i do not know if i am the only one who thinks this way. Masters tournaments are very good practice grounds for the likes of nadal to build his confidence up and to get the required match practice. They are prestigious tournaments no doubt but ultimately are just warm ups. That said, nole was gunning for a record here. I still do not think he is going to be thinking too much aboyt it. Again, he is by far still the player to beat at the open. Federer as Emma says rightly has been winnibg most of his matches owing to his serve. However at the open and over 5 sets he is going to be very vulnerable to the younger legs. 
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Tennis Discussions / Re: ATP and WTA Tennis Tournaments
« Last post by Emma on August 24, 2015, 09:37:33 PM »
I meant to add another thing. While Murray doesn't mind showing that he is tired as he likes to stay true to his nature, Djokovic sees it as a weakness so he's unlikely to show it. But it's evident in his movement, his slightly off return and baseline game. Djokovic doesn't want to show any weaknesses to his opponents as it would make him look vulnerable. It's something that Murray needs to adopt.
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General Discussions / Re: How "true" are you as a leftist/rightist?
« Last post by Emma on August 24, 2015, 08:53:14 PM »
In fact, most of our moral values are innate and not learned. Like love, empathy, patience, respect, peace, forgiveness, honesty, loyalty, tolerance, courage, harmless, integrity, truth, trustworthy, compassion, caring etc. We have these archetype values within us. They get lost when we act on prejudices, religious belief systems, greed, lust, anger, lies etc. The latter are all human values conditioned by environment and culture or social structure while the former are all divine values we are born with. As Jesus said, the kingdom is within us.

But we do live in 3rd dimension - a dimension of contrast. The yin and the yang. The light and the dark. Male and female. The Leftists and the Rightists. Good vs Evil. Extreme polarity.  Because there's just no other way for me to know how good I am until I experience something truly bad. How would anyone know what light is if you don't experience darkness? One must be there to complete the other. Both must arrive at the same time on this dimension because it has been created that way on purpose. Otherwise there's no right or wrong.
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on August 24, 2015, 08:15:25 PM »
hello Emma :grind dance:

I did drink a lot of soft drinks when I was a kid and a lot of ice-sticks and ice-creams too.  Now I only eat one ice-cream every one or two week :ice cream:

Well, water is not really tasty, I don't like it too so I drink tea more  :coffee:

oh, poor friend of you.  Died at just 34 with heart attack is too early.  It is horrible to see the bad effect of the fast food but I do think your friend is really unlucky coz I saw a lot of fat women/men on tv and they are at least over 50.   :(

yeah, America seems to have the largeste numbmer of fat people.  It seems to me that there are a lot of them in England too as from what I saw in Wimbledon.  I was stunned at how causal some people wore coz isn't Wimbledon the most prestigous tennis tournament in the world?  But then I saw lots of fat women just wore a tight top (sleeveness with thin strips) which showed off their fat tissues more  :zipped: :zipped:

your English is perfect, you are just too humble  :)
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General Discussions / Re: Emma, is this you?
« Last post by Emma on August 24, 2015, 07:59:30 PM »
I don't know if that dress looked anything like the 80s but I liked it. 
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General Discussions / Re: Emma, is this you?
« Last post by Emma on August 24, 2015, 07:58:14 PM »
At one point, I took the long vest off and had my leather jacket on as it was getting a bit too chilly and I was still on the deck with my friend. And this guy came out of nowhere and asked me why was I wearing the jacket. I didn't say 'excuse me?' but I gave him the look. He paused and said, 'aren't you hot?'. I then had the 'what's it to you?' look but instead I just quietly said, 'no'. He gave me a terribly naughty look and I was very tempted to say, 'and how drunk are we tonight?'. Anyway, I let it slide.  I didn't know him at all.

At first I didn't know what to drink when we first got there and our table had about 12/14 people and so I asked the first guy what was he drinking and he said, 'sex on the beach'. So I said, 'right' (quite sarcastically actually) and went back disappointingly and ordered a glass of red wine (I was a bit late to the party). A safe bet but was pretty lame to start the night. Later ordered Smirnoff Ice and what not.
He was one of my friend's husband btw.  :rofl_2:
So those were my sexual harassments from that night.  :rofl_2:
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General Discussions / Re: Emma, is this you?
« Last post by Emma on August 24, 2015, 07:47:59 PM »
So I went to a 80s Retro Cruise last Friday night. Goodness, there were so muck kissing and licking and touching going on after dinner on the floor that I had to go to the deck with a friend. Some people were way too drunk.

Anyway, a lot of us dressed up like the 80s. I had to google a lot and this is what I wore.



But I didn't wear with flare jeans but with palazzo pants. See below.

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