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Londoner
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Here in the UK we have had Murray Hype/Hysteria; saturation TV; saturation media - newspapers/radio. The same old tunes regurgitated over and over again on the news: Federer and 15. The Williams' days in crime ridden LA. The Williams' rivalry and how much they love each other. Has been commentators jumping on bandwagons and changing their tunes: one minute the Williams are finished and don't play enough and then they are the greatest thing ever and doing the right thing pacing themselves.

All the banging on about tradition and how special Wimbledon is. Brass bands bleating on Centre Court. Armed Forces personnel being paraded around. And lots more, over and over again. Even McEnroe couldn't stop giglling at all this so called 'tradition'.

It left me wondering if it's like this in Australia, Frane and the US: constant repetition of trivia over and over again!

Anyway, I'm glad it's all over and can now get back to watching tournaments on Eurosport. Even if I am just a miserable old git!

Langers
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Agreed, when Federer won I didn't want anything to do with it anymore. The all-Williams final and Federer winning capped a horrible 2 weeks.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:15 AM
so true, i get fed up of everyone in this country suddenly thinking they know everything about tennis as soon as wimbledon starts

Zweli
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Yeah,u'r right esp. about Murray,and what a disappointment they had when he lost,he's now called the Scots man instead of British .

Aaric
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:19 AM
:lol:
I have tought exactly the same when I have woken up

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Apart from all the Murray mania (which was really really over the top, I had to turn off the commentary half of the times) it was a good wimbledon :bounce:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Yes , I did not like this Wimbledon . The 08 version was legendary , epic

Libertango
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I know what you mean, but I do LOVE WImbledon; so much tennis to watch, all the white clothes, beautiful courts at the start, all simple and elegant.

However, I WON'T miss John Inverdale, Andrew Castle, MURRAYMANIA, Murray#s Gang of Chavs, Murray's "Come ons!", Murray and his miserable face, everything Murray basically, Fed-worshipping, inane debates about women grunters, choking, and crappy all WS finals. LOL.

Polikarpov
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:25 AM
The "Fed 15" was indeed over the top, but very understandable given the achievement. The hype on Murray meanwhile was disgusting. The guy reached ONE grand slam final, then suddenly he was going to beat Roger in the Wimbledon final, and is the favorite in every grand slam final he enters. It's ridiculous.

Right after Federer won Wimbledon, people are already talking about Murray winning the US Open!

Avid Merrion
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Even if I am just a miserable old git!

indeed....

Kworb
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:37 AM
I hope Murray never wins a Slam.

I'm kinda sad it's over, such a long break now until the next meaningful tournament. :o

fouc
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:41 AM
Agreed, when Federer won I didn't want anything to do with it anymore. The all-Williams final and Federer winning capped a horrible 2 weeks.

Seconded. What's more, I'm getting easily bored watching all the same girls from top 10 again and again. Now, when MM tourney are back, we can watch people like Margalita Chaknashvili, Johanna Larsson, Marta Domachowska, Ula Radwanska, Karolina Sprem live :hearts::hearts:

Corswandt
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Can't wait for the USO.

Coloured clothing, hot dog stands everywhere, night matches, noisy fans up in the cheap seats, Annabel Croft & Eurosport, Lisa Minnelli singin at the closing ceremony,
game-show hosts presenting the trophy's.

:lol:

The USO does make for exceedingly good TV, regardless of what you think of the atmosphere. Too bad Eurosport's coverage has been truncated in recent years. Live tennis in the evening :hearts:

What I like about Wimbledon:

- first day with pristine grass - it looks wonderful; every year I always watch the first televised match from Queen's, regardless of who's playing, for the same reason

- more laid back schedule (13:00 start for televised coverage)

- all-white means the tennis chicks have to ditch the garish, tacky outfits they use during the rest of the year, though some still find a way to look ridiculous (e.g. Sharapova)

- ATP rock fights make for a change from the endless topspin rallies we're stuck with for the rest of the year

I go back and forth as to whether I prefer Eurosport's coverage of the Slams or the one the local sports channel does for Wimbledon. ES hops from court to court much more, so I do end up seeing more stuff, but unfortunately most of it tends to be meaningless, boring mugfests between mid-ranked French and/or German ATP players.

But the first 4 days of the Slams always make me giddy. There's just so much stuff happening.

Lapaco
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Thank God indeed. The biggest snooze ever that the high handed royal mugs are desperately trying to sell us as the greatest thing ever. Ugh.

Sam L
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Murray's going to be so annoying in the coming years. :o

Gerri
Jul 6th, 2009, 01:43 PM
I know what you mean, but I do LOVE WImbledon; so much tennis to watch, all the white clothes, beautiful courts at the start, all simple and elegant.

However, I WON'T miss John Inverdale, Andrew Castle, MURRAYMANIA, Murray#s Gang of Chavs, Murray's "Come ons!", Murray and his miserable face, everything Murray basically, Fed-worshipping, inane debates about women grunters, choking, and crappy all WS finals. LOL.

I agree :worship: I also won't miss the ridiculous Murray coverage in the papers/tv/online and the fairweather fans desperate for a British winner. I won't miss Roger's handbag either :o

Hazel
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Wimbledon is too precious for me.

Donny
Jul 6th, 2009, 09:43 PM
This makes me glad that no one in NYC cares about the US Open.

Hazel
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:01 PM
This makes me glad that no one in NYC cares about the US Open.

That's because most of them - according to the NYC stats - are immigrants who have no idea what tennis is!

LightWarrior
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:11 PM
I don't agree, I always feel kind of sad when a GS ends...I don't care watching Safina o,n Eurosport winning tier 2, tier 1, mandatory, whatever they are called...Looking forward to the US Open.

Inktrailer
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Glad it's over too, the actual tennis I enjoyed, especially the first week when there's so many womens matches available to watch, for 9 hours a day. But everything surrounding it is so tiresome it's a relief when it's over.

Incidentally I put a blog up this morning expressing my relief too, at the address in my sig. May as well plug:lol:

Craig.
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:21 PM
The tournament itself sucked, but I hate it when slams end. I feel like the majors in general go by so fast and I don't enjoy them as much as I'd like to.

xan
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:26 PM
I know what you mean, but I do LOVE WImbledon; so much tennis to watch, all the white clothes, beautiful courts at the start, all simple and elegant.

However, I WON'T miss John Inverdale, Andrew Castle, MURRAYMANIA, Murray#s Gang of Chavs, Murray's "Come ons!", Murray and his miserable face, everything Murray basically, Fed-worshipping, inane debates about women grunters, choking, and crappy all WS finals. LOL.
Yes indeed.

Though I do love coverage of Doubles and Mixed Doubles for once, and the fact that tenn9is is taken as seriously as football and horse racing for 2 weeks.

friendsita
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:38 PM
sunday was iuuuu at wimby

goldenlox
Jul 6th, 2009, 10:39 PM
This should be a good summer and fall for the tour.
Sharapova had about 14 matches and now has 2 months to prepare for the USO.
Vera came back from injury at Wimbledon, she should be more ready also.
Dementieva played well at Wimbledon, she should do well.
Sveta and Dinara both had good clay seasons, they should do well.
Ivanovic won some matches at the last 2 majors.
The Williams sisters should do well.

The only real question is Jankovic, last year's USO finalist.
But this should be a strong summer and fall.

FoxyliciousKhat
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah, blah

Wimbledon was great. Fed WON his 6th Wimbledon and 15 over all - GET USE TO IT, IT HAPPENED!!!!

Serena won her 3rd and her 11th over all - WELL DESERVED and more to come

The sisters defended their Wimbledon doubles crown.

It was FED-WILLBLEDON (corny but so what)

Foxy

mapaliey
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:29 PM
i love watching wimbledon....

LightWarrior
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:34 PM
The tournament itself sucked

Why in hell did it suck ? :confused:

Craig.
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Why in hell did it suck ? :confused:

Cuz Maria lost early.

LeonHart
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Yeah, I really enjoyed the first week, then kind of tapered off as the 2nd week went along. Well I'm looking forward to the US Open, hoping some of my fav's will break through.

Roookie
Jul 7th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Quality wise was poor, it didn't have the same drama as RG and i missed Rafa a lot. I stayed with the Lena vs. Serema match, Serena winning her 11th GS, Caro and Sabine bump and Richard's Girlfriend :lol:.

Ken Lee
Jul 7th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Serena won. It was a great tournament. :)

yassiesj20
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Murray's going to be so annoying in the coming years. :o

He already is!:fiery::fiery:

spartanfan
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah, blah

Wimbledon was great. Fed WON his 6th Wimbledon and 15 over all - GET USE TO IT, IT HAPPENED!!!!

Serena won her 3rd and her 11th over all - WELL DESERVED and more to come

The sisters defended their Wimbledon doubles crown.

It was FED-WILLBLEDON (corny but so what)

Foxy
I have mixed feelings about Wimbledon being over. I'm very, very happy about the outcome and the winners. I'm glad that Roger got his 15 and is now considered the male G.O.A.T. and we can stop hearing about Pete Sampras (great player but the personality of a saltine cracker). I just think Roger is a really classy guy and phenomenal tennis player and I'm glad that Nadal is sidelined-he's one of my least favorite players- and if a Nike rep is reading this, please send Nadal some bigger shorts so he doe not have to continue to pick his ass after every point, he does a disservice to your clothing line. Sorry for the tangent. As for the womens final, I'm glad that Serena won because she's the best and my favorite tennis player and athlete. Plus her matches against Azarenka and Dementieva were outstanding. But I would not have been upset if Venus had won, her game was near perfect up until the final and really enjoyed the Safina beatdown she dolled out to the so-called #1 player.:lol: And the cherry on top is the WS defending their doubles crown; their doubles don't get discussed much, but I wonder why the England All Tennis Club didn't seed them #1 in doubles? They are the two top grass court players who have both won the Wimbledon crown 2 and 5 times, were defending doubles champ and had won the crown before. If Wimbledon could do it in singles, why not doubles? Not that the outcome would have changed much. Plus what other top players play doubles at the GS and consistently win, but rarely play?
The only thing I won't miss is getting up 30 minutes early at 7am to watch the beginning coverage and being late to work for almost two weeks straight because I got caught up watching tennis. All and all I think I'm suffering from tennis withdrawl this week, and yet and still I can't seem to get to work on time.

2Black
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Well, I invaded your country for those two weeks & LOVED IT!!! LOL

Ferg
Jul 8th, 2009, 03:12 PM
I agree. The FO was miles better this year. Wimbledon was just... boring.