SMB Tennis thread

Discussion in 'SMB' started by The Bridge Lad, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Session

    Session Midfield

    I quite enjoyed that final and am pleased Isner has finally won a big event. It's strange not seeing the usual suspects winning these titles.

    Clay next.
     
  2. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Aye, a different set of players come to prominence for the next 3 months or so.
     
  3. Session

    Session Midfield

    I just hope if he's fit, Nadal doesn't simply clean up on clay. The Spanish players will generally do well and Thiem could do with a few good runs. I always do like the Monte Carlo event.
     
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  4. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Thiem is the obvious player other than Nadal on clay. beyond that, not really sure. Del Potro is good on all surfaces and there are players like Fognini and Carreno Busta who should do well. It could suit Djokovic to a degree also.
     
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  5. LD19SAFC

    LD19SAFC Winger

    Well done Isner, good win after losing the first set.
     
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  6. Session

    Session Midfield

    Think Isner could be a threat at Wimbledon. He really could do with taking form overseas, all his big wins seem to be in America.
     
  7. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Surprises me that it's the slam he's done least well in. Given that players like Querrey and Anderson have had some success in slams recently, there's no real reason why Isner shouldn't. I'd prefer youngsters to come through though.
     
  8. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    Decent (rare) win for Naomi Broady yesterday in Monterrey, although Watson suffered a 7th straight defeat, in Charleston. Konta has her 2nd round Charleston match on BT Sport around 9 ish tonight.

    Another solid win for Jay Clarke as well in a challenger.
     
  9. Colbert

    Colbert Goalkeeper

    Saw the end of the Watson match yesterday, not sure how she managed to lose it, she was ahead in the second set.
     
  10. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    Didn't see any of it. I had recorded it, but when I saw the score I didn't bother. From what I heard, it was a terrible game and both were poor. Very concerning run of form for her though. Townsend isn't very good and Katie Boulter has beat her twice already in 2018.

    Konta just about to start her match next, slightly later as all 3 games on that court that proceeded it went into deciding sets. She should win, but clay isn't a very good surface for her.
     
  11. Colbert

    Colbert Goalkeeper

    Just had the wrong BT channel on there, was watching it rain in the WTA Monterrey Open, turned it over and Konta’s dropped the first set, never seen her opponent before.
     
  12. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    Just 19 years old, mainly on the ITF scene but has had a few main draw matches and Jo beat her at Fed Cup earlier this year. She's played doubles with Laura Robson in a few recent ITF events.

    I can see her getting a few decent commercial deals if she has reasonable playing success.

    Konta was pretty bad that first set mind.
     
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  13. MarcoG

    MarcoG Striker

    :lol:

    You worded that well.
     
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  14. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    ;)
     
  15. Colbert

    Colbert Goalkeeper

    Stollar served it out well there.
     
  16. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

    Why is this thread not 43 pages of sexy Tennis lasses? :confused:
     
  17. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    Well played (and deserved) Stollar, but my god, that was so bad from Jo. Can't see many points at all during the clay season and her ranking will drop like a stone if she has a poor grass season as she is defending a F at Nottingham, SF at Eastbourne and SF at Wimbledon - haven't seen the points, but she could genuinely be heading towards #100 after that as she has basically been shite since Wimbledon.

    It wouldn't surprise me at all if Gabriella Taylor was British number 1 by the end of the season as Watson has equally been as bad of late.
     
  18. Colbert

    Colbert Goalkeeper

    Yeah, shame for Konta when the top of the women’s game is wide open.
     
  19. The Bridge Lad

    The Bridge Lad Striker

    Think those days are long gone unfortunately. It was a meteoric rise and was a huge surprise when she burst on the scene, granted she had 2/3 great years, but her record since Wimbledon is awful - 10W 14L and she has never managed more than 2 wins in any tournaments since Wimbledon - that's more than a blip, that's constant poor form over 9 months and she could soon be looking for a 4th coach in just over 2 years. Pretty much every draw she has now seems a tough match on paper. Stollar is 19 and ranked outside the top 200, but was just 3/1 here and it doesn't really feel like a hue surprise.

    Because it's good discussion of one of the best sports there is pal.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
  20. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

    Anar, you're all good lads. Sorry to intrude. I just wanted to see some tennis fanny.

    FYI, Topspin 2 on the xbox360 was the best sports game ever created.
     

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