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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5265 on: August 22, 2013, 09:24 PM »
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The naivity of youth the whole name change thing was deliberate attention seeking. If she had done it, (which in my view she never had any intention of doing), of course it was going to come out.  My dislike of Sharapova is more based on her grunting which she admits is intended solely to put her opponents off their stride. I dislike gamesmanship in any of its many varied forms. She comes over as a bit of a madam to me. Her tantrums at Wimbledon didn't impress me either. But hate is far too strong a word, more like a gnat you want to swat.

lol I'm not naive. They weren't tantrums either (I assume you are referring to her complaining about the courts during her match with De Brito), she didn't want to injure herself again, like she did back in 2008 when it nearly ended her career. She was taking a precaution and she wanted it dealt with. Nothing wrong with that.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5266 on: August 22, 2013, 09:26 PM »
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This hate for Sharapova is awful, please hush. She isn't a bad person you know, she isn't looking for this attention, the media is giving it. She probably did the name change under hushed circumstances but it found its way out.

Har har har  lmao
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5267 on: August 22, 2013, 10:38 PM »
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UPDATE 21/8:  Sharapova withdraws citing a right shoulder problem.   


Her cynical commercialism over the last few days is embarrassing.  She needs to decide whether she really wants to be a tennis player any longer - if not, get out and that'll be one less shrieker.
I must admit that I find this sudden shoulder injury a little odd given that she hasn't played much tennis recently, unless she picked it up whilst practising.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5268 on: August 22, 2013, 10:44 PM »
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US Open - For the Brit watchers - Elena Baltacha through to final round of qualifying. Rain stopped play at 6-3 5-0, but she just finished it off 6-0!

James Ward starting shortly. Dan Evans, Samantha Murray later

Ben Rothenberg ‏@BenRothenberg 1h
In hopes of getting matches done today, the qualifying matches are being spread out onto Court 4, Grandstand, and even Armstrong. #usopen
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5269 on: August 22, 2013, 10:45 PM »
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I am finding many things odd at the moment, with suddenly withdrawals with no apparent sign of injury.  Is there more going on than meets the eye? Take Tsonga for example, hasn't played since going out of Wimbledon. Very unforthcoming as to what his injury is.

If I were a bitter, twisted and very cynical not so young woman I would be wondering if the introduction of the tennis biological passport at Wimbledon has anything to do with the suddenly spate of withdrawals?
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5270 on: August 22, 2013, 10:59 PM »
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I am finding many things odd at the moment, with suddenly withdrawals with no apparent sign of injury.  Is there more going on than meets the eye? Take Tsonga for example, hasn't played since going out of Wimbledon. Very unforthcoming as to what his injury is.

If I were a bitter, twisted and very cynical not so young woman I would be wondering if the introduction of the tennis biological passport at Wimbledon has anything to do with the suddenly spate of withdrawals?


I hope your not saying what i think your saying about Jo. I may be biased because i really like him, but seriously you can't point the finger at people like this.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5271 on: August 22, 2013, 11:13 PM »
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Jo has a knee injury that could take him out of the game for months. He injured himself at Wimbledon I think. I believe Petch said he's torn a ligament.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5272 on: August 22, 2013, 11:28 PM »
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I hope your not saying what i think your saying about Jo. I may be biased because i really like him, but seriously you can't point the finger at people like this.

No I have actually warmed to JWT, if he is/was involved in such things he would be pretty useless at it, as it doesn't seem to have done him much good. I was genuinely curious about him.

Wimbledon this year was odd with the number of retirements/withdrawals/odd results.  There is something very wrong with tennis at the moment in my opinion. If the tennis authorities don't want fans like me to be constantly pointing fingers, then there is a simple solution - openness and transparency about their drugs policy. I will continue to draw attention to our Spanish friends.  It's late, I am tired and subtlety is not my strongest point at the best of times. I will shut up for now.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5273 on: August 22, 2013, 11:38 PM »
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Jo has a knee injury that could take him out of the game for months. He injured himself at Wimbledon I think. I believe Petch said he's torn a ligament.
It was a long-standing tendon problem that was aggravated by playing at Wimbledon, and anyone who watched the match could see that he was in considerable discomfort.  He tried to carry on playing after having his knee strapped but was eventually forced to retire.

According to Tsonga doctors told him it would take two months for the tendon to partially heal and five months for it to heal completely, although optimistically he's aiming to return to competition at Metz on 16 September - http://www.fanatix.com/news/jo-wilfried-tsonga-to-miss-us-open-de-to-knee-injury/138266/

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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5274 on: August 22, 2013, 11:51 PM »
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I hope your not saying what i think your saying about Jo. I may be biased because i really like him, but seriously you can't point the finger at people like this.

Yeah what's that all about?? Seems some on here think nearly every tennis player and their grannies are doping!..  Rolling Eyes
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5275 on: August 23, 2013, 02:17 AM »
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No I have actually warmed to JWT, if he is/was involved in such things he would be pretty useless at it, as it doesn't seem to have done him much good. I was genuinely curious about him.

Wimbledon this year was odd with the number of retirements/withdrawals/odd results.  There is something very wrong with tennis at the moment in my opinion. If the tennis authorities don't want fans like me to be constantly pointing fingers, then there is a simple solution - openness and transparency about their drugs policy. I will continue to draw attention to our Spanish friends.  It's late, I am tired and subtlety is not my strongest point at the best of times. I will shut up for now.

Write them a letter if you want them to listen, I doubt they check this thread.

Yeah what's that all about?? Seems some on here think nearly every tennis player and their grannies are doping!..  Rolling Eyes

Why do grannies need 'roids? To be better knitters? lol
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5276 on: August 23, 2013, 06:00 AM »
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It was a long-standing tendon problem that was aggravated by playing at Wimbledon, and anyone who watched the match could see that he was in considerable discomfort.  He tried to carry on playing after having his knee strapped but was eventually forced to retire.

According to Tsonga doctors told him it would take two months for the tendon to partially heal and five months for it to heal completely, although optimistically he's aiming to return to competition at Metz on 16 September - http://www.fanatix.com/news/jo-wilfried-tsonga-to-miss-us-open-de-to-knee-injury/138266/

I wasn't' aware of that. It is just ages since Wimbledon (a whole month....!!!), and he seemed to have dropped off the radar completely.

My frustration over Nadal is colouring my perception generally about tennis at the moment. Apologies.

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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5277 on: August 23, 2013, 08:17 AM »
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I must admit that I find this sudden shoulder injury a little odd given that she hasn't played much tennis recently, unless she picked it up whilst practising.
  nah She probably got it counting her money Aileen!  Whistle
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5278 on: August 23, 2013, 08:33 AM »
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It was a long-standing tendon problem that was aggravated by playing at Wimbledon, and anyone who watched the match could see that he was in considerable discomfort.  He tried to carry on playing after having his knee strapped but was eventually forced to retire.

According to Tsonga doctors told him it would take two months for the tendon to partially heal and five months for it to heal completely, although optimistically he's aiming to return to competition at Metz on 16 September - http://www.fanatix.com/news/jo-wilfried-tsonga-to-miss-us-open-de-to-knee-injury/138266/



September sounds very optimistic. Petch suggested we might not see Jo again this year. I hope we do. He's one of my favourites.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #5279 on: August 23, 2013, 11:55 AM »
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  nah She probably got it counting her money Aileen!  Whistle






Love that comment Caz I don't watch her cos I can't stand her shrieking
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