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Forum: General Messages   Oct 11th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Posted By Rollo
Re: 7 years since Caroline "Beautiful Dane" Wozniacki became number 1!

Hi Hugues :wavey:

I would be one of those critics. While I like her as a person and player, as #1 she was a joke without a slam, as is any faux #1.

Had she won the YEC that year it would have...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 21st, 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,164
Posted By Rollo
Re: What Has Happened to the Pan Pacific Opem/Tokyo

Wish the WTA had kept more carpet events. The surface was kind on the body and promoted all court strategy.

Now we have hard court bang-bang blah tennis. Most of today's tour can't volley to save...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 11th, 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By Rollo
Forum: General Messages   Sep 7th, 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,672
Posted By Rollo
Re: Worst Slam semi-finals line-up since...?

Totally on point post!

This is the 3rd slam final for Venus.
CoCo has been hot in majors this years as well-so no surprise there.
Maddy won a US Open series event.
And Sloane is hardly a scrub....
Forum: General Messages   Sep 5th, 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,326
Posted By Rollo
Re: Halep World #1 Watch - Will not be #1 immediately after USO

Never mocked in the media?

Perhaps our definitions are different. You are right I suppose about "openly mocked."

But then of course there is getting the same question in one form or another,...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 5th, 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,326
Posted By Rollo
Re: Halep World #1 Watch - Will not be #1 immediately after USO

She's better off not getting to #1 without a slam.

Slamless #1's inevitably get shamed by the media. When that happens most crumble under the pressure even further.

At the very least a...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 3rd, 2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rollo
Re: USO 2017: Who will Make the Final from the bottom half?

My vote goes to Mugu-ruthless.

I'd be thrilled to see Venus or Maria win it all, but on form Garbine should triumph. If the Spaniard gets her head together the WTA will have the 1st solid #1 since...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 3rd, 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rollo
Re: How Do You REALLY Feel About the General State of Broadcast Tennis Commentary?

They had Bethanie Mattek-Sands on today for a short time. Very pleasant. She would be entertaining and knows the current players. As a bonus god only knows what hair color or outfit she'll show up in!
Forum: General Messages   Sep 1st, 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,411
Posted By Rollo
Re: Sharapova: Not afraid of any draw

That's rich coming from someone billing themselves as a Nadal fan, a person whom rumors have swirled around for years.
Forum: Doubles Forum   Aug 31st, 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rollo
Re: 2017 US Open Mixed Doubles Draw

Can't find it now-but earlier today on the US Open website it said Huber as retiring.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,326
Posted By Rollo
Re: US Open R1: Osaka df Kerber 63 61

Scary performance by Osaka. Her game looked mature well beyond her years on tour and her age.

A match between Naomi and Ostapenko could be a thing from heaven or a massive train wreck of unforced...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,833
Posted By Rollo
Re: Is Maria Sharapova the best women's tennis icon ever?

I would rate Maria and Serena the "icons" of their generation.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,833
Posted By Rollo
Re: Is Maria Sharapova the best women's tennis icon ever?

Suzanne would get my vote! The Wimbledon we know today came about because the old (pre-1923) centre court couldn't hold the crowds that wanted to see her.

Lenglen was so influential that women...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 37,036
Posted By Rollo
Re: Us Open R1: Sharapova def. (2) Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3

No doubt.

Love her or hate her Screamerova has star quality.

Hopefully some woman (Muguruza perhaps?) can step in and fill the void once Serena, Venus, and Sharapova exit stage left.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Rollo
Re: USO R1 : Océane Dodin def. Pauline Parmentier 3-6 6-0 7-6(6) saving 2 MPs !

Consistency and good fitness will take a player far.

Can anyone confirm the 2 mps were at 5-2? I'd like to add that to the results section in the Blast From The Past.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 29th, 2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 37,036
Posted By Rollo
Re: Us Open R1: Sharapova def. (2) Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3

Thrilled for Maria:worship: Hopefully she stays healthy.

Halep put up a good fight and it entertained the crowd.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 25th, 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,307
Posted By Rollo
Re: ESPN reporter fired for Venus "guerilla" comment during AO suing network for wron

I presume innocence too LC (love your forum name BTW), but what if she sticks her neck out for him and it turns out he's not so innocent?

It might also be she lives in a bubble and sort of tunes...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 25th, 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,307
Posted By Rollo
Re: ESPN reporter fired for Venus "guerilla" comment during AO suing network for wron

What does he have to apologize for? If "guerilla tactics" is the only phrase he used and in the right context it's the stupidity of uneducated fools at fault, not him. If there are complaints it's a...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 25th, 2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,971
Posted By Rollo
Re: Simona Halep: how much more potential does she have

One thing I would do if I were Halep is NOT use on court coaching anymore.

Who cares if it costs her a match in Cincy or Doha or Timbuktu?

Simona, in her own words, has said that slams are...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 25th, 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,440
Posted By Rollo
Re: New Haven QF: Radwanska d. Peng 7-5 6-3

What a fun match it was to watch. Lots of net play and variety. Hoping for a Cibulkova-Radwanska final.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 22nd, 2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,021
Posted By Rollo
Re: WTA#1 after US Open (WTA Game of Thrones scenarios explained with points tracker)

Just hoping whomever ends up the year-end #1 has a slam this year.

Good luck to all the ladies who are contenders.

Muguruza would seal the deal at top-a win here means she would have 3 of the...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 19th, 2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,468
Posted By Rollo
Re: Cincy QF: Simona Halep def. Jo Konta 6-4, 7-6(1)

Time may prove you right Mauriac. I guess I focus more on the mental aspect.

This was the 3rd Halep-Konta match this year, and the first on a neutral surface and venue. Thus Simona's win was...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 19th, 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,468
Posted By Rollo
Re: Cincy QF: Simona Halep def. Jo Konta 6-4, 7-6(1)

If Halep wins the US Open we may well look back on this match as one that helped her get there. The chipmunk held it together and it was Konta who crumbled under pressure.

Happy for Halep fans-but...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 18th, 2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,636
Posted By Rollo
Re: Leipzig 25K R2: Magdalena Frech d. Amina Anshba 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(7) inc 140-stroke r

Sorry-that's nonsense.

While Evert was ultra consistent, she didn't moonball her way to any slam.
Forum: General Messages   Aug 16th, 2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 20,028
Posted By Rollo
Re: MD WC for Sharapova for US OPEN

Would be delicious if Sharapova draws Bouchard in the 1R. Put them in the stadium at night and let them have a go at each other-LOL.
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