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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #180 on: June 26, 2013, 10:11:22 AM »
Tsonga getting his leg/knee area wrapped!

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #181 on: June 26, 2013, 10:13:37 AM »
 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

You just witnessed Jo-Willy's career in one point!

He had Gulbis on a string. Just toying with him. Then the hotdog took over. Two playful volleys, the second when Gulbis was sitting on his ass after a fall behind the baseline and well outside the alley. Two problems: (1) the second volley was supposed to 2 hop Gulbis and land on his face (who knows what Tsonga was thinking).

Instead, because Tsonga floated the volley in the corner of the court where Gulbis went down (rather that, say, anywhere else), Gulbis got up and won the point. Tsonga was laughing when the ball passed him.

(2) That point gave Gulbis set point. And Gulbis took the 2nd set.

What an idiot...
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #182 on: June 26, 2013, 10:15:22 AM »

If it's a matter of player safety, we could see a change. Raonic ended his season a couple of years back with a slip and Monfils won't play. Too dangerous for him. Ferrer rolled around like Azarenka twice. I'd like to know why the 3 retired today. Oprandi was crying clutching her hand. I don't know if she broke a fall. An unusual injury.

It's just too damn dangerous to run side to side and change direction. It happens every year now-Wimbledon's dirty little secret. If they have a special formula to favor grass court players, they might as well return it to a surface that favors (specialists).




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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #183 on: June 26, 2013, 10:34:26 AM »
Tsonga looks like he's quit...
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #184 on: June 26, 2013, 10:36:48 AM »
Sharapova 3x louder than De Brito!  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #185 on: June 26, 2013, 10:38:14 AM »
:rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

You just witnessed Jo-Willy's career in one point!

He had Gulbis on a string. Just toying with him. Then the hotdog took over. Two playful volleys, the second when Gulbis was sitting on his ass after a fall behind the baseline and well outside the alley. Two problems: (1) the second volley was supposed to 2 hop Gulbis and land on his face (who knows what Tsonga was thinking).

Instead, because Tsonga floated the volley in the corner of the court where Gulbis went down (rather that, say, anywhere else), Gulbis got up and won the point. Tsonga was laughing when the ball passed him.

(2) That point gave Gulbis set point. And Gulbis took the 2nd set.

What an idiot...
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He didn't think Gulbis would get up and get to the ball, he got burned on that one.
 
Tsonga looks like he may retire at any time.
 
 

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #186 on: June 26, 2013, 10:44:56 AM »
All England Club compelled to respond to all the falls, releases a statement:

"Nothing here..."  :whistle:

Seriously, ESPN is giving more updates on falls and injuries than match updates. It's like, "Let's check in with Sharapova, she fell twice. Here she is falling down. Okay, back to our match. Tsonga looks like he's ready to retire..."
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #187 on: June 26, 2013, 10:46:26 AM »
All England Club compelled to respond to all the falls, releases a statement:

"Nothing here..."  :whistle:

Seriously, ESPN is giving more updates on falls and injuries than match updates. It's like, "Let's check in with Sharapova, she fell twice. Here she is falling down. Okay, back to our match. Tsonga looks like he's ready to retire..."

They should include that in the stats under falls and slips.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #188 on: June 26, 2013, 10:49:23 AM »
Sharapova 3x louder than De Brito!  :rofl_2:

You're right.  So now we KNOW who the "queen of scream" is! :rofl_2:

OK..add Tsonga to the growing list.  This Wimbledon winner might be a winner of attrition!  Who can last the longest without getting hurt?

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #189 on: June 26, 2013, 10:49:45 AM »
Interesting, All-England Club says they don't have a restriction on length of "nub" on the bottom of the shoes. It seems no one was aware of that. I hope players come out with cleats tomorrow. Tear that s**t up. :laugh-bounce:

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #190 on: June 26, 2013, 10:51:54 AM »
Tsonga retires with a knee.

Sharapova down a set and a break to Larcher De Brito!!!
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #191 on: June 26, 2013, 10:54:11 AM »
Wow. Tsonga retired, Cilic withdrew.. umm.. who else is left for me to cheer on in this Wimbledon? Azarenka withdrew, now Sharapova is going down.

I'm all for Bab's idea of cleats.


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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #192 on: June 26, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »
Jo  :( Couldn't move at all in last set and still won 3 games.

Sharapova is also injured I think

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #193 on: June 26, 2013, 10:58:17 AM »
New ESPN stat category, swish

Slips and falls during warmups   :rofl_2:

Sharapova  1 


OMG, they just showed it. To be honest, it looked nasty. She's like a giraffe on ice out there. She's liable to get really hurt with those long legs.
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #194 on: June 26, 2013, 11:00:29 AM »
Down goes Sharapova!!!!
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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2013, 11:01:16 AM »
Tsonga retires with a knee.

Sharapova down a set and a break to Larcher De Brito!!!

Thanks for mentioning. I'm watching MaSha's early round match for the first time in years. On mute of course.

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #196 on: June 26, 2013, 11:03:25 AM »
It seems like all the players that are "slipping" are the ones losing.  Have any "winner" of a match today slipped?  Just wondering....

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« Reply #197 on: June 26, 2013, 11:04:44 AM »
And another 'rant'!  Why did Wimbledon make Roger change his shoes (because the SOLE was a color)...yet they let Sharapova and Serena and others wear colorful 'undies'!

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #198 on: June 26, 2013, 11:05:20 AM »
It seems like all the players that are "slipping" are the ones losing.  Have any "winner" of a match today slipped?  Just wondering....

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

:hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

Can't breathe!!

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Re: 2013 ATP/WTA Grand Slam - Wimbledon June 24 - July 7
« Reply #199 on: June 26, 2013, 11:07:34 AM »
Looks like Maria's going down, but if she should comeback and win, I could see her not continuing. She's showing discomfort after 4 falls today.
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