Official Tennis Thread
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
focus
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 May 2012
Posts: 1955

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject:

Rafa Nadal willed his team to Davis Cup win, capping a great year at 32 or whatever age he is. Amazing. Canadian tennis in great shape for the future with Shapovalov and the other guy coming up.

USA? Smh, we don't seem to have much on deck for a while in men's tennis.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 22023
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:56 am    Post subject:

Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement.
_________________
THE JOB IS FINISHED!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersken80
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 34181

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:08 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement.


She had her day. The suspension, injuries and age caught up to her.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DuncanIdaho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 15227
Location: In a no-ship

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:50 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement.


She looked so bad lately, just missing shots all over the place. It was definitely time for her to hang them up.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
focus
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 May 2012
Posts: 1955

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:34 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement.


She had her day. The suspension, injuries and age caught up to her.
She was a legend but the drugs thing definitely diminished her reputation. She won all four Slams and was great mentally, to a degree beyond many of the top women's players today. Hard to believe she won the French with her relative weakness in movement. I think Serena owned her largely because she took Maria so seriously as a true opponent and always brought her A game. When she won Wimbledon as a teenager I think, I really thought she was going to battle for number one most of her career, but she kept getting taller and her movement never stopped being an issue. I think she grew three inches since that year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 22023
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject:

focus wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement.


She had her day. The suspension, injuries and age caught up to her.
She was a legend but the drugs thing definitely diminished her reputation. She won all four Slams and was great mentally, to a degree beyond many of the top women's players today. Hard to believe she won the French with her relative weakness in movement. I think Serena owned her largely because she took Maria so seriously as a true opponent and always brought her A game. When she won Wimbledon as a teenager I think, I really thought she was going to battle for number one most of her career, but she kept getting taller and her movement never stopped being an issue. I think she grew three inches since that year.


Serena took losing that Wimbledon final to her personally. VERY personally. She had an absolute laser focus whenever she played Maria after that. So more than anything else, Serena just willed herself to destroy her whenever they played. She genuinely disliked Maria. Now, if only Serena could make herself believe that she's always playing Maria, because now she gets tight in any close set against virtually any player.
_________________
THE JOB IS FINISHED!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:05 am    Post subject:

check out this monster doubles match between ucla and stanford from earlier this month, especially the tiebreaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMLcczvQoxA
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject:

fed will miss indian wells and the french for surgery...Indian Wells was supposed to be my first time seeing him play
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 22023
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:07 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
fed will miss indian wells and the french for surgery...Indian Wells was supposed to be my first time seeing him play


Same for me too! I've never seen him nor been to the Indian Wells event, but I'm still looking forward to it.
_________________
THE JOB IS FINISHED!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 22023
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject:

BNP Paribas Open canceled! I can't believe it.
_________________
THE JOB IS FINISHED!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
numero-ocho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 27 Jul 2004
Posts: 17580
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:32 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
fed will miss indian wells and the french for surgery...Indian Wells was supposed to be my first time seeing him play


I feel your pain. First time I went to Indian Wells expecting to see Agassi play, he got a walkover so the match never took place. I did get to see him later that year at the Mercedes Benz Cup at UCLA.

Second time I went, I got a three day weekday pass thinking I'd catch at least one Federer match. As luck would have it, Fed got knocked out of the tournament in an early round. I did get to see Nadal play.
_________________
"Suck it up. Don't be a baby. Do your job." - Kobe Bryant
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:16 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
BNP Paribas Open canceled! I can't believe it.


mooooooooooooooooooooooother (bleep) i just bought my tickets 2 days ago
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
ChickenStu
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Posts: 22023
Location: Anaheim, CA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:21 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
BNP Paribas Open canceled! I can't believe it.


mooooooooooooooooooooooother (bleep) i just bought my tickets 2 days ago


I feel your pain. You can either get a refund, or they'll give you a credit for next year's event.
_________________
THE JOB IS FINISHED!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DuncanIdaho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 15227
Location: In a no-ship

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:18 pm    Post subject:

French Open moved to September, one week after US Open
https://twitter.com/rolandgarros/status/1239940865394606084
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject:

So, was Ivan Lendl’s game an early form of social distancing?
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Theseus
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 15 Dec 2007
Posts: 7760

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Federer picked the right time to get his surgery. I thought the tennis season would be boring from this stretch without him.


Time to switch to watching people play AO tennis 2 on youtube
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:16 am    Post subject:

The Bryan Brothers have retired

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/26/sports/tennis/bryan-brothers-retire.html
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:19 am    Post subject:

I don't know what clicked in me today, or what was wrong with me before, but something just gave, and I'm suddenly appreciative of Nadal's play style, and have begun binging some of his career best matches.
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM


Last edited by C M B on Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:19 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
numero-ocho
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 27 Jul 2004
Posts: 17580
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:32 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
The Bryan Brothers have retired

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/26/sports/tennis/bryan-brothers-retire.html


First ballot HOFs.

16 Majors doubles titles plus an Olympic gold medal. They're ranked #1 and #2 all-time in individual doubles titles.

I enjoyed playing doubles but never really enjoyed watching it until the Bryan Bros. came along.
_________________
"Suck it up. Don't be a baby. Do your job." - Kobe Bryant
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Macferson
Rookie
Rookie


Joined: 21 Oct 2020
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:08 pm    Post subject:

I wonder if Nadal will be able to get the biggest number of grand Slam trophies or not.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB