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Tennis Discussions / Re: Btw, who are the current mods here?
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 07:29:30 PM »
Nekro, I don't know who you are trying to fool but if anything it's not me who's not letting it rest. Case in point, you are going on and on about me for not replying to your PM for weeks now and you have launched a series of insults since then. Not to mention, you said goodbye on the forum and to me personally after you got rejected on the PM, and yet you are here b**ching about me nonstop. And you have carried on here on this Tennis Discussion section as well. You have the nerve to actually tell me that it's me who's not letting it rest. I should be rolling my eyes at you at this point.

And CD did want you all to move over to his forum without asking for it but he got pissed off when it didn't happen right away. Apart from me, no one truly joined if you have the balls to remember. I continued to bug him about it but his mind was already made up by then.

As to Sid, he did nothing to him. Sid brought it all upon himself as he wanted to be a moderator. I never wanted to be a Moderator but he gave that position to me (instead of Sid) mostly because I stuck with him and also because he trusted me. Did you see me talking about CD in a bad manner after we parted away as forum owners? No, because him and I are still good friends. I don't carry agendas as I like to move freely without any wicked intentions. And I didn't even mention it to anyone apart from Shankar, but that's only because he asked me via PM and we all (herc, Shank and myself) go way back, so I felt obliged to tell him what really happened. Sid, on the other hand, complained about it to no end. Frankly, I am still not sure why people want to be forum moderators etc.

And no, I never assisted CD with anything as you are accusing me of. It's ultimately people's decision whether they want to post on different forums or stick with just one. For example, I would have posted here during my time at Camelot but the only reason I stayed away is because of Alex. He needed to learn his lessons; otherwise I would have posted here too. In fact, I did post at Tennis Frontier even after I left that place. I don't see how anyone can possibly bind me or restrict me to one forum only. What is it? Children's playground that we are even discussing this?

And yes, you are trying to be 'nice' to everyone except to me because God forbid I didn't take up your invite on the FB stuff. If you were a true gentleman, you would have let things rest a long time ago. But clearly when your feelings get hurt or when you don't get what you want, you are no longer Mr. Nice Guy  - Mr. Hyde tends to come out. Maybe it's time you take a long and good look at yourself for a change.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Lugburz on Yesterday at 07:11:44 PM »
I don't hate him, I just dislike him.  :innocent:

Unfortunately Luggy, I came across some of your posts at MTF that was very hateful. It was around the time when Andy beat Kohlschreiber at the FO last year. I get that Kohlschreiber is also German but Andy didn't deserve that kind of comments. This is the very reason why I don't like some of Andy fans because they are very hard on Nole - because it feels more like sour grapes than anything else. But I know you for a long time and I know what you are a wonderful person so this little 'dislike' of yours is not damaging.

I don't remember what I said but it was most likely about his game and I hate his game. That doesn't mean I hate him. It can be very painful  and annoying for me when players like Murary face my faves. So I don't hide my displease and certainly don't hide my bias. ..-)

Especially I don't care if along the way I somehow(don't know how that can be possible) managed to offend some of his fans because I find it laughable for example if someone raged about Haas or criticize him that I take personal grudges just because some person on the internet offended my darling Haas.  ..-)

It's even more funny because the fans of the top dogs are usually super-sensitive about their players.
Gloryhunting is strong in them I guess :)
They can't see that criticizing players for whatever reason is NEVER supposed to be aimed at the people personally but rather at players.

edit: Oh btw, It doesn't matter at all that Kohli is german, heck I'm not even german..
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 07:08:28 PM »
With the MTO thing; it wasn't simply taking an MTO (like between sets for example), but holding serve, then taking the MTO so the opponent has to come out cold on their serve. Personally I thought Murray wanted to make a mockery of that rule by giving Seppi some momentum for him to then reverse. He may have lost the first break legit, but he'd been winning easily up until that point and I just found it hard to believe the disruption would be enough for him to lose 6 games in a row if he actually wanted the set.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 07:01:38 PM »
I don't hate him, I just dislike him.  :innocent:

Unfortunately Luggy, I came across some of your posts at MTF that was very hateful. It was around the time when Andy beat Kohlschreiber at the FO last year. I get that Kohlschreiber is also German but Andy didn't deserve that kind of comments. This is the very reason why I don't like some of Andy fans because they are very hard on Nole - because it feels more like sour grapes than anything else. But I know you for a long time and I know what you are a wonderful person so this little 'dislike' of yours is not damaging.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Pete Sampras "Letter to My Younger Self"
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 06:54:30 PM »
Hey Luggy, I meant to tell you - this is a beautiful thread. I really enjoyed reading the letter from Pete. Though he wrote to his younger self, he's actually reflecting back.

As to some of the reactions here - I see it as a matter of perspective. Some see it as 'obvious and shallow' while others find it meaningful - like myself. Of course it's obvious as some of us who followed Pete night and day back on those days, know what he'd gone through, but we never knew his side of story. Everything was from our perspective so it was very good to know what was going on in his mind at that time.

Also, it's very inspirational not to mention educational for younger players - especially those who are looking into some guidance from Champions like him. Like how he talked about his mental aspects of things (not to bottle up emotion and carry onto court etc), take care of the body (not to go for fast foods or drink sodas the night before) but most importantly, to be very thankful for the all support they get from their surroundings (be it parents, siblings, coaches, friends, wife etc.). In other words, not to take anything for granted. There are lots of hidden messages in that simple yet touching letter. Of course it is not for the likes of Kyrgios or Dimitrov who give into hypes but for those hidden ones who dream about becoming big like Sampras, Federer etc.

In all honesty, I don't think Federer would have even existed if there was no Sampras. Federer still giggles around Sampras when they get together - he almost worships Sampras. Sampras has always been Federer's idol and the bar that he wanted to cross.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 06:36:41 PM »
Problem is - I like watching live matches so I am definitely missing out a lot of action. Wednesday I have a breakfast event that won't end until 10:30am so I am booked until then. So would be great if Andy starts a bit later - perhaps the 3rd match on CC.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Lugburz on Yesterday at 06:34:42 PM »
I don't hate him, I just dislike him.  :innocent:
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 06:33:58 PM »
Nole got slightly unlucky there with play suspending right after the 4th set. And then he will have to deal Cilic the next day. Not an easy draw as he probably has two recent Slam winners to deal with next.

Going back to today's unfinished match - so who has the advantage? I don't think anyone can truly write Nole off in the final set. He's always a giant when it comes to the final set so I definitely give him the nod. I hope he wins anyway.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Who will win this wimbledon?
« Last post by Emma on Yesterday at 06:28:14 PM »
No, I won't hate you for it Luggy but as I mentioned already, Andy was having a bit of an issue with his shoulder (both Brad and Pat talked about it during the 2nd set as Andy was rubbing his shoulder from time to time but not to an alarming point) anyway, but he wouldn't have called the trainer. It's Seppi's MTO and his subsequent loss of focus prompted him to do so. He just finally got fed up with it - fed up with players taking MTO against him so that he'd lose focus therefore, momentum.

What threw him off was the fact that Seppi and him are actually good friends (practiced together in the past etc.), I think in his mind he was trying to give Seppi the benefit of the doubt but seeing Seppi raising his level right after the MTO made him realize that it was a false call. Andy tried very hard to shrug it off and tried to come back in the 3rd set but his mind kept on dwelling on it. It's only after he lost the first game of 4th set did he decide to take an MTO as well and he had a genuine issue,mind you - though not to the point that he needed to call the trainer.

But you hate Andy anyway so I am sure none of my explanation would do it for you.

Btw, MTOs are nothing new. I saw players doing it in the 90s as well. Gamesmanships have always existed in tennis.
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