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...annnnnd another Serena thread. LOL!!!!!!
 

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Tiriac has no shame.
 

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Simona can win easily, that's why she lost nearly all her slam finals against lesser in form players.
 
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..and though, he's not full of shit like mouratoglu.
They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.

He's a nobody that nobody even knows outside of Romania, and he's desperately clinging onto the career of Simona for a shred of relevance now that the last years of his life are approaching him faster and faster.
 

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They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.

He's a nobody that nobody even knows outside of Romania, and he's desperately clinging onto the career of Simona for a shred of relevance now that the last years of his life are approaching him faster and faster.
Yeah nobody knows Tiriac.
 

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They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.

He's a nobody that nobody even knows outside of Romania, and he's desperately clinging onto the career of Simona for a shred of relevance now that the last years of his life are approaching him faster and faster.
Tiriac served as coach and manager for players such as Ilie Năstase, Guillermo Vilas, Boris Becker, Mary Joe Fernandez, Goran Ivanišević and Marat Safin.
Țiriac ran major men's events in Germany, including the season-ending championships in Hanover. Although tennis is now a much smaller part of his portfolio and occupies only 5 percent of his time, he has taken particular pleasure and pride in making Madrid Tennis Open a combined men's and women's event with €7.2 million in total prize money. The trophy awarded to the tournament winner bears his name.
In 2018, Ion Tiriac ranked #1867 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with wealth listed at US $1.2 billion.

Conclusion: @Racketboi, don't be ignorant and stupid and inform yourself before making idiotic statements, ..if you can read. :wavey:
 

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To Serena fans she will always be one of the biggest victims in sports history!
The Lessers, who always populate threads entitled "Serena" see Serena as one of the biggest villains in sports history!
 

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Ion Tiriac? Never heard of her
 
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They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.

He's a nobody that nobody even knows outside of Romania, and he's desperately clinging onto the career of Simona for a shred of relevance now that the last years of his life are approaching him faster and faster.
Tiriac served as coach and manager for players such as Ilie Năstase, Guillermo Vilas, Boris Becker, Mary Joe Fernandez, Goran Ivanišević and Marat Safin.
Țiriac ran major men's events in Germany, including the season-ending championships in Hanover. Although tennis is now a much smaller part of his portfolio and occupies only 5 percent of his time, he has taken particular pleasure and pride in making Madrid Tennis Open a combined men's and women's event with €7.2 million in total prize money. The trophy awarded to the tournament winner bears his name.
In 2018, Ion Tiriac ranked #1867 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with wealth listed at US $1.2 billion.

Conclusion: @Racketboi, don't be ignorant and stupid and inform yourself before making idiotic statements, ..if you can read. <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wavey" class="inlineimg" />
Being rich doesnt equate to being well known.
 

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They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.
Umm. By your own criteria: how many slams did Mouratoglou win (either in singles or in doubles?). Or at least, ATP tournaments? How many Davis Cup finals has he played?
Concerning the coaching/manager career, Tiriac was not so bad after all, see one of the above posts (he used to work with some ATP N.1 bringing them to that ranking or guiding them to some Slams) while Mouratoglou took the one-time phenomenon called Serena Williams as a player already accomplished previously under the guidance of a certain Richard Williams.
Of course, Tiriac has no sweet tongue and may seem rightfully rude at times, but the guy knows a lot about tennis.
 

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..and though, he's not full of shit like mouratoglu.
They're both full of shit. The difference is Mouratoglu has results behind him, what did Tiriac even do? Oh right he won a slam, oh wait, it was in doubles.

He's a nobody that nobody even knows outside of Romania, and he's desperately clinging onto the career of Simona for a shred of relevance now that the last years of his life are approaching him faster and faster.
What is exactly mouratoglu’s results? I dont like tiriac but he has had a good playing career. Everybody knows serena would have achieved everything she achieved without patrick. Serena just hired him cause richard cant travel anymore, serena also trained with richard prior to wimbledon up until 2016 when richard had his stroke.

Also, almost everybody that has worked with patrick has spoken ill of him. How unrealistic he is. It only works with serena cause serena has already unrealistic expectations of herself being a perfectionist. And everything serena has changed in her game is due to richard not patrick. Serena was working on her top spins with her dad during the off season prior to 2012. Mouratoglu owes his fame to Serena.
 

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Being rich doesnt equate to being well known.
I'm not so sure that "Being rich doesn't equate to being well known". But anyway, the accent was on his tennis player/trainer/manager career, the part with Forbes' list was just the last sentence that I've had to mention because ignorant-boi I'm sure has no idea about that, he's clueless.

Returning to the "Being rich.." part, you're maybe saying that some of the richest people are totally unknown to the public, they're not present into the mass-media because they're too smart to have the slightest trace of vanity! If you're saying that, you might be right... ;)
 

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he's the owner of madrid tournament and romenian, therefore, he's a big halep supporter.


and yes, he's a prick. patrick should let him sail itself.
 
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Newspaper translation, Ion about Serena today before Halep's SF:

„The old woman is 36 or 37 years, because she is not very young. Let's say the right one. She also has the kilograms that she has. But when she wins the point, the ball goes twice as fast as of any other player. Now, if you move her twice, she does not get to the ball, that's for sure. But can you move her?!

Does she send the blow that ends or can you move her with the first shot and with the second you almost get the point? If you do not finish the point quickly, she out of three strokes gets a winning one. Mathematically and on paper, Simona can win with anyone and quite easily.”
Flash: ALL of the top twenty players are capable of 110+ mph serves and many can produce 119-120 mph serves. The idea that Serena simply "overpowers" her opponents meme is getting very old.

These are the stats for the fastest serves in this Wimbledon event in women's singles:
https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/extrastats/index.html
 

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There's a point underneath all his shitty language. Clearly any plan to play Serena involves moving her and trying to expose her footwork; on an off day this will pay huge dividends, but if she is on there's really very little you can do unless you match her power and athleticism toe to toe e.g. prime Venus.

Of course trying to move her does not mean you just push and get the ball back; Serena is too astute on court for you to expose her that way, and before you know it she'll be ripping groundstrokes and you find yourself the only one being yanked around the court. You need a degree of aggressiveness and aim for the lines; not too close such that you make too many mistakes, but close enough that you're not playing too central a ball. I mean, that's the hardest thing about playing Serena, your effective hitting zones within the court are *small*. During her peak this effective zone is around 1/8 of the court width away from any line, that's really just a sliver. Now that she's older, I think the effective zone has expanded to around 3/16 to 1/4 of the court width. It's bigger (because she is older and her movement is definitely not young Serena levels), but can you exploit it?

Tiriac definitely could have made his point better, but I guess this is what he is trying to say. Can Halep do it? She'll need to be brave and go for her shots, and she'll need to redline enough. Tall order, Serena is still the favorite, but she has a semblance of a chance. But one thing's for sure: if Simona grinds and stands back it's all over.
 
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It's funny how people always talk about "moving Serena", and never talk about how Serena moves her opponents.
She was moving Strycova all over the court. If you have not seen the match, you can find the Replay on ESPN+.
The other players DO NOT HAVE THE MONOPOLY on moving Serena.

Watch how she moves Halep on Saturday. Maybe you won't see it. Because your brain is only expecting Halep to move her. lol lol lol
 
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