Wimbledon tennis 2017

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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 14th, 2017, 4:15 pm

Great tennis so far. Evens Stevens. Could be an all-nighter? How lovely to end the week on such excitement. Would love the underdog (if Berdych could be called such names) should go through! He looks very composed. The folk on Centre Court are very lucky indeed!
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 14th, 2017, 4:21 pm

I may be wrong, but I don't think Berdych has the temperament to beat Federer .

Edited to correct rather strange typo anomaly :?
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Pepper Pig » July 14th, 2017, 4:25 pm

They don't play in the dark Teresa . . . :?
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 14th, 2017, 4:29 pm

With the roof all things are possible PP but clearly an all nighters is out of the question.

I was lucky to be at the 2008 Federer. V Nadal final and it was very dark when it ended. What an epic match that was. By the end everybody was cheering for both players and the atmosphere was electric.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Pepper Pig » July 14th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Being an avid cricket watcher Luca I know all about night time playing and floodlights.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 14th, 2017, 5:55 pm

suffolk wrote:We are of course assuming that he'll be playing Federer, aren't we? ;)


And we were right :hi5:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby StokeySue » July 14th, 2017, 6:05 pm

We bow to the inevitable :kneel:
Scary, Berdych was actually playing well, nice to see Rosewall in the box
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 14th, 2017, 6:13 pm

StokeySue wrote: nice to see Rosewall in the box


Wasn't it just :D
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 14th, 2017, 6:15 pm

suffolk wrote:
suffolk wrote:We are of course assuming that he'll be playing Federer, aren't we? ;)


And we were right :hi5:


Indeed we were. It should be a superb match. :hi5:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 14th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:They don't play in the dark Teresa . . . :?


No, I know they don't. I didn't mean that.

An all round cracking performance this afternoon. I am pleased for Federer but was willing on the under dog. Good game though.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 14th, 2017, 6:48 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:
Pepper Pig wrote:They don't play in the dark Teresa . . . :?


No, I know they don't. I didn't mean that.

An all round cracking performance this afternoon. I am pleased for Federer but was willing on the under dog. Good game though.


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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 14th, 2017, 7:32 pm

Luca wrote:When he arrived he had certainly had his Weetabix and a manic investigation of the garden and house took place. He then decided that my hostess skills weren't to satisfaction as surely working on a computer was not as much fun as playing so we came to a compromise and he sat, head in my lap having a tickle whilst I attempted to type one handed....


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Luca wrote:He is now lying splayed out on the cool kitchen floor and hopefully going to have a siesta!


Errrrrrrrr.....I wouldn't bank on it. But he is now comatose in the middle of the lounge floor. Thanks Luca he's had a great day, as have I. Taking you again next year
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 14th, 2017, 7:48 pm

We had fun. Glad he's crashed now though so you can rest up. :hug: He's a sweetie, if somewhat timid. Very appealing looks and he sure knows how to use those eyes! It was lovely to have a dog in the house again. He can come anytime.

Glad you enjoyed the tennis. Sounds like the action on court 3 was great fun and the video you showed me was hysterical. I wonder if they'll show clips of it. That tennis gear is never going to be the same again!

Enjoy watching the final. Should be good.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 14th, 2017, 7:56 pm

I just missed it Catherine - it was on Today at Wimbledon!
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 14th, 2017, 9:31 pm

Yes they did show it but I bet it will be on youtube soon. The whole day was very much like the Vets at the albert hall at Christmas - remember when I took you a few years ago. I'll see what I can do for this year. Yes Archie can be a little timid when he is with strangers - but once he knows you, your lap is never your own and he is the most adoring loving dog I've had. They say when you bond with a dog its very strong, and I really have bonded with Archie. Sounds like you were well on the way to being his best friend though. He has actually managed to move and has sprawled himself out across the sofa. Looks like I've got the dog bed lol. I really do appreciate you having him, and for walking him. I think that is why he is knackered as he had a walk first thing this morning for an hour and a half.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Ratatouille » July 15th, 2017, 2:31 pm

Oh dear. What an unfortunate end to what promised to be a good match.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 15th, 2017, 2:32 pm

Well .... goodness me .... that was well deserved :clap: .... but you do have to feel :(
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby StokeySue » July 15th, 2017, 2:32 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Oh dear. What an unfortunate end to what promised to be a good match.

:o :o :cry:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Ratatouille » July 15th, 2017, 2:47 pm

I really did feel for Venus and Garbine's win was indeed deserved. It was rather the way it just fizzled out.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 15th, 2017, 2:49 pm

Well done Muguruza. Well deserved. Feel sad for Venus. I absolutely love Wimbledon and the whole British tradition of it. I thought at the start of the match I would put a hair colour on. End of first set time for a shower to get rid. Came back to TV. Match point. D'oh! I thoroughly enjoyed what I saw of it. Oh look at her on the balcony.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Superb grace shown by both players. Unfortunate way to end but that's life. Bravo though! Lovely scenes afterwards and still on.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 15th, 2017, 2:54 pm

Venus has had so much to contend with, this year and in life ... she's my hero :kneel:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 15th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Suffs..... She has such strength and dignity with it. She'll be back and I wouldn't be at all surprised if she doesn't train a few champs in her time. A great example of what you can do and achieve if you put your mind to it.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 15th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Gracious was a word I was trying to think of. So professional, both players. In victory and in defeat. There is so much for Venus to reflect on now considering what she has been through lately. I hope the press are kind on her tomorrow. Not that she probably takes much notice. She is just spectacular.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby cooksalot » July 15th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Muguruza was a worthy winner. Agree completely that Venus was gracious and dignified in defeat. Hope we see her again next year!
Am I the only one who has thought the women's tennis was more exciting than the men's this year?
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 15th, 2017, 5:55 pm

The women's tennis has certainly caught my eye this year more than it usually does. The ladies seem to have been so much more athletic than usual. I can't really put my finger on it but they have been so powerful. I loved watching the wheelchair players today. So inspirational. Just goes to show don't give up your passion regardless of disability and look where it can get you. Just brilliant.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby StokeySue » July 15th, 2017, 5:56 pm

No, the women were so varied and didn't suffer the ridiculous injury count of the men, it was a better tournament overal
Felt very sorry for Kvitova, I have a much milder versin of that injury, affecting only my little and ring fingers (kitchen accident, not crime) and grip is a problem

Gordon and Alfie won the. wheelchair doubles again :tu:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 15th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Wheelchair tennis is always good to watch and thankfully getting more television coverage. I used to hot regularly with Peter Norfolk who was the world Number 1 a few years back as we had the same coach. His chair was amazing, very light and very swift to move. I tried a few times in a wheelchair and it is really hard. Basic ground strokes fine, but serving not easy as I could not get much power behind the ball (I relied on knee bend in order to push my body up and through the ball) The hardest thing was turning though one handed and still keep an eye on the ball. That is one of the main things to master. Actually peter was never really a great player before his motorcycle accident which left him quadriplegic. But, he decided to give wheelchair tennis a go and really took to it and never looked back. He then inspired one of our current ladies in the game, Lucy Shuker and she is doing very well at the moment although I went to support her yesterday but she lost in the doubles which was a shame. She also used to train at the tennis centre where I was coaching and it was great to watch her game rapidly improve and finding herself among the worlds best.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby karadekoolaid » July 15th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Being an avid cricket watcher Luca I know all about night time playing and floodlights.

I`ve been following the 2nd Test, Pepper Pig. Even with night time playing, floodlights and a full brass band, I don`t think Root & Co are going to escape this one! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Pepper Pig » July 15th, 2017, 8:15 pm

You have a point KK . . . :) :) :lol:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 15th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Phew well that was a great mens doubles final, lets hope the ladies can give us something exciting
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Busybee » July 15th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Catherine wrote:Phew well that was a great mens doubles final, lets hope the ladies can give us something exciting


Wonderful match, we have all been watching it even DS who isn't particularly into tennis. Settling down for the women's.

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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 15th, 2017, 10:58 pm

That was dreadful. 0 and 0 on a Wimbledon final - shocking
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Ratatouille » July 16th, 2017, 9:02 am

Fabulous mens; doubles wasn't it??Even the cat was rivetted :lol:

Le Tour was equally enjoyable and exciting so another dilema this afternoon.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 16th, 2017, 10:28 am

I was woken up at 7.30am to the delightful (not) sound of helicopters in the sky. Not sure if thry were news crews or increased security but they stayed for ages. Hovering, swooping low (do hope they didn't film me in my....kimono!) and generally disturbing the neighbourhood.

Oh well, managed to clear work emails at least! Things have quietened down now and I'm about to leave to make my way to a friend's house where we will all be drinking Pimm's or drink of choice, having a buffet lunch and watching the tennis. This necessitates going against the flow of the masses heading to Centre Court and a ten minute walk will take at leat 30 minutes, avoiding people walking three abreast on the pavements, bypassing the people doing selfies and hopefully not being asked to photograph Japanese tourists!

Let's hope it's a great match! Happy viewing all, or not depending on your preferences but hope everybody has a good day!

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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2017, 10:36 am

Luca - your eloquent way of speaking has made me smile like a cat with a mouse. You are sure to have a good time today. I am so excited I am fit to burst. Good job I am not there. Could be embarrassing.
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Luca » July 16th, 2017, 10:40 am

Like a cat with a mouse? Yikes! ;) Have a good day Teresa and don't do yourself an injury cheering the tennis! 8-)
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Pepper Pig » July 16th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Well that was dull. :(
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Ratatouille » July 16th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Wasn't it just
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 16th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Cilic seemed totally emotionally exhausted ....... and he'd played so well throughout the tournament ... such a shame. But you can't take it away from Federer ... he totally overwhelmed him ... not just with his tennis but with his reputation ....
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby Catherine » July 16th, 2017, 4:11 pm

Luca wrote: This necessitates going against the flow of the masses heading to Centre Court and a ten minute walk will take at leat 30 minutes, avoiding people walking three abreast on the pavements, bypassing the people doing selfies and hopefully not being asked to photograph Japanese tourists!


You should have taken Archie, that would have separated the crowds to clear a path. Archie believes he's the centre of the universe, you move out the way for him, not the other way round :lol:
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby suffolk » July 16th, 2017, 4:48 pm

And now we've got some great tennis in the Mixed Doubles :D
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2017, 8:13 pm

Life is so dull now Wimbledon is over. I get to practise tomorrow swimming and tennis so that's good. The thing is with tennis you either join a club (extortianate) or grab a free court (rare).
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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby StokeySue » July 16th, 2017, 8:26 pm

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Re: Wimbledon tennis 2017

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2017, 9:31 pm

I have itchy fingers and have turned to Bruce Lee on Spike. At least I have the pool to look forward to in the morning.
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