Following The Tennis Thread (Wimbleton!) Page 152

  • Tomo 13 Jul 2018 23:31:46 16,582 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Hell of a match. Gutted for Nadal but tomorrow is another day.
    Yeah agreed. That tie-breaker was on a knife-edge, but I thought Nadal would take it and then it flipped to Djoko right at the last. Hope Nadal gets the 4th set.
  • Mola_Ram 14 Jul 2018 01:31:10 20,142 posts
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    The break probably benefits Nadal more. Djokovic has the endurance advantage in longer matches, and that won't matter as much when they've had an unexpected break.
  • Dougs 14 Jul 2018 06:56:47 89,259 posts
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    I was very confused at 1030 pm when I turned the telly on. Took me ages to work out that it was live.
  • Jono62 14 Jul 2018 07:29:57 22,259 posts
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    The contrast in matches yesterday were day and night. Boring repetitive shots vs inventive shot play.
  • Psychotext 14 Jul 2018 13:25:35 64,996 posts
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    Fuck me this is hard going already.
  • Psychotext 14 Jul 2018 13:35:06 64,996 posts
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    lol, bless Nadal for trying to save the butterfly.
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2018 14:03:11 14,726 posts
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    Get in there Rafa
  • askew 27 Aug 2018 16:56:38 19,119 posts
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    US Open is all live on Prime Video, if you're interested.
  • retro74 27 Aug 2018 20:18:23 2,851 posts
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    Just been trying to find coverage on Sky, modern tv pisses me off

    I couldn’t watch the USPGA golf the other week because it was on some tinpot streaming channel and now I can’t watch tennis

    It’s a load of shit, they’ll really ruin traditional sports with stunts like this and the next gen of kids will be watching e-sports instead
  • askew 28 Aug 2018 15:30:01 19,119 posts
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    Aye. It's nice to have as an Amazon subber, but if I'd signed up to Sky and all the content started shifting over I'd be pissed. Plus, while it's supposedly good for competition, it actually makes it more expensive for the consumer because it's so fragmented.
  • retro74 28 Aug 2018 15:38:54 2,851 posts
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    Far too expensive if you ask me. I already spend over £120 a month on Sky, then you've got to get BT Sports for Champions League, something else for the golf and now Amazon Prime for the tennis

    The majors in golf and the slams in tennis should be available for anyone to watch imo and should be free to air to promote those sports

    Even as someone who watches golf all the time I'm not going to pay for some substandard streaming service and watch it on an iPad. I want to watch it on my massive TV and channel surf to other sports whilst I do it - that's how the traditional sports fan watches sport, it's not hard to understand
  • askew 28 Aug 2018 15:42:13 19,119 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/25/can-amazon-ace-live-sports-broadcasting-us-open

    Amazon UK will also become the exclusive home of the men’s ATP tennis World Tour for the next five years, another former Sky property.
  • Dougs 28 Aug 2018 16:15:32 89,259 posts
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    @retro74 habits change though. And are changing more towards delivery over the Internet. That should preclude making it available on your telly of course.

    As with PL rights, we will continue to be screwed until there is retail competition. (For TH... BLOODY OFCOM!)
  • Jono62 28 Aug 2018 16:56:03 22,259 posts
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    I'm more saddened that cricket isn't on free tv bar shitty highlights on channel 5.
  • retro74 28 Aug 2018 17:36:17 2,851 posts
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    @Dougs habits are changing because they want them to change, not us changing as consumers in the way we want to watch content

    With a connected service they get to know a lot more about us and market to us much more effectively. It makes complete sense really, no one watches the ads on TV anymore so find another way to get the messages across. If those messages can be perfectly tailored to you by whatever service you use accessing your internet browsing history I suppose it's a small price to pay for some
  • Dougs 28 Aug 2018 17:50:09 89,259 posts
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    Certainly some truth in that in terms of data etc but I think consumers have been willing subjects. I know I have. Bar Arsenal games, I'm more than likely to watch all other sport on my pad or phone, as the TV is always tied up by the kids and I'm usually doing something else (cooking or cleaning or whatnot). It's mostly convenience for me.
  • Jono62 8 Sep 2018 22:42:31 22,259 posts
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    Well played Osama, great performance.
  • Syrette 9 Sep 2018 00:07:22 50,234 posts
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    Welp, there goes any respect I had for Serena Williams.
  • Mola_Ram 9 Sep 2018 02:33:25 20,142 posts
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    It wasn't as bad as that time she threatened a lineswoman.

    But yeah, it wasn't pretty. Especially given how excited Osaka seemed to be about playing Serena.
  • up_the_ante 9 Sep 2018 03:46:42 1,031 posts
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    I don't understand why players think umpires (and referees) would rather ruin their own reputation in pursuit of petty vendettas or sexism or racism in front of the world stage rather than just do the best job they can.
  • Mola_Ram 9 Sep 2018 05:00:36 20,142 posts
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    To be fair, aside from the bit with the umpire, she was pretty gracious. Asking the crowd to stop booing and such.
  • Lukus 9 Sep 2018 08:40:23 21,934 posts
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    So what exactly happened? The woman on BBC news this morning did a pretty terrible job of explaining the controversy to the point where I thought the Japanese player was the one who got penalised.
  • Godofporn 9 Sep 2018 08:50:12 6,728 posts
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    Umpire was sexists. She let the other women win instead of the serena. How dare he. SEXIST. Unless serena is implying she was playing against a man.
  • Baihu1983 9 Sep 2018 08:55:02 11,353 posts
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    Terrible loser
  • Tonka 9 Sep 2018 09:00:27 29,543 posts
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    I'm old enough to remember McEnroe. This was nothing.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/tennis/at-us-open-power-of-serena-williams-and-naomi-osaka-is-overshadowed-by-an-umpires-power-play/2018/09/08/edbf46c8-b3b4-11e8-a20b-5f4f84429666_story.html
  • Nemesis 9 Sep 2018 09:00:40 19,518 posts
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    Penalty for receiving coaching which she took well. Then said she didn’t receive coaching which the coach later said she did !

    Awkward.

    Plus verbals to the ref and breaking stuff.
  • Jono62 9 Sep 2018 09:10:50 22,259 posts
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    Coach said they all do it which I believe.
  • Nemesis 9 Sep 2018 09:16:00 19,518 posts
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    They sure do like pointing the cameras at the team at every opportunity; I wish they’d stop it.

    Let the narrative be the players not the fist clenching physio. You’re only cheering as you’re on a bonus mate. Sit down. Lemon.
  • BurnoutJunkie 9 Sep 2018 09:44:36 1,121 posts
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    @Nemesis Hah. This made me laugh.
  • macmurphy 9 Sep 2018 09:51:51 3,806 posts
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    @Lukus

    She got a point penalty for taking coaching from sidelines. Think it’s allowed on tour but not slams. Her coach was coaching her and admitted as much to ESPN after. Telling her to move up, looking at stats she was crushing Osaka at net so it was sound (and illegal) advice.

    The controversy and her rage comes in whether she saw it. I imagine it would be hard not to?

    She said a few things about her not being a cheat and wanting an apology.

    Then a point penalty for smashing her racket. She smashed her racket.

    She then had a hissy fit called Ramos a liar and a thief. She got a game penalty. This point is maybe a bit controversial; I think Ramos was right but maybe you don’t want to give it in a final?

    Something happened earlier in week where umpire against Kyrgios left chair to talk to him and try and manage stuff away from microphones and he got fucked for it, so this might have been why Ramos was unwilling to step down and try and manage situation.

    Anyway crowd lost shit, lots of booing and it was really sad because Osaka looked like a rabbit caught in a headlights picking up her first slam trophy.

    Honestly ref was a bit overzealous perhaps but Rusedski on commentary thought he was in right. Seen a few saying same today.

    He was not wrong in every decision he made, only thing you can say is perhaps he didn’t give any warning or let anything slide. To be fair Serena was fucking rude, saying he’d never work with her again, she wanted an apology.

    Only really question or controversy is could he have been a bit laxer in his application of rules, especially considering it was a final and Serena was clearly flustered because she was getting beaten. But I think it was probably a slam dunk in terms of strictly applying the rules of tennis.

    Edit: What got her the game penalty, after calling him a thief:

    “You are a liar. You will never be on a court of mine as long as you live. When are you going to give me my apology? Say you are sorry,"

    Poor guy’s getting slated, lots of people saying rules are never applied as harshly as they were. Sexism mentioned. To be fair he’s probably just a bit of a stickler, Serena was pretty abusive. Whether he should have just exercised some restraint bearing in mind it was a final and she had already been penalised twice is the big question.

    Edited by macmurphy at 10:19:18 09-09-2018
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