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    The Offical Bona Fiide Teakdoor Tennis Grand Slam Thread

    I am unfamiliar with the sporting forum, and wandering around I could not find the Australian Open Thread

    Then when I delve further I find that there is no Tennis Grand Slam thread at all on Teakdoor, not even a Wimbledon thread.

    ....that means I get to start The Teakdoor Tennis Grand Slam thread..... just before the forum folds with no admin keys.... Awesome!

    I am starting to warm to this Medvedev character

    When I first saw him I thought he looked a bit sickly and not very sporty. More like a mad russian scientist than an athlete with his big greasy forehead.

    But he got properly fired up, MacEnroe style, at the umpire tonight for letting Tsitsipas get coaching during the match, and rightly so.



    I like his character - and he is a top Chess player too apparently - as seems to be the case with lots of russkie kids.

    Anyway I am gonna be cheering him in the final against that dago.

    The Aus Open crowd are an embarrassment, booing a perfectly good player who has not stepped out of line just because he is Russian, and then doing the daft 'Siuuu' noise to put him off.

    But there seems to be no truly likeable male tennis stars now since Federer has faded down the ranks a bit.

    I liked Sampras in his hey-day too.

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    People who like " Double I "
    Daniil Medvedev
    sometimes fault "Bear faced" or "Bare Faced cheeky"

    It must be great at school to be called Bear esp in Russia

    While I too liked Sampras I really enjoyed Anna Hornycover

    It could have even her TOPspin

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    or tactics which seem to distract even umpires
    I cannot quite put my finger on it

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    one likes crumpet with leaky bottoms

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    Woman's Final about to start.

    Men's Doubles to follow.


    My prediction?

    • Barty to win the Lassie's Final, but not as easily as her semi-final.
    • The Aussies to win the Men's double's final. Sure, 100%

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    Australia has aced the covid response - how good is that

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    The whole joko farce - what an utter national embarrassment.

    Thank Christ your politicians aren’t in charge of anything that actually matters.

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    Those Greek blokes seem to have a bit of character, tbf.

    Something that seems have been almost outlawed in Aus these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Something that seems have been almost outlawed in Aus these days.
    Its been noticeable over the last 10 years since the women have more testosterone than the blokes over there now.

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    Ashleigh Barty has made history by becoming the first player to win the Australian Open on home soil in 44 years.
    Good job.


    Checked if she was actually born in Canada to a Chinese and Romanian couple, but no, turns out she actually is Australian. :-)

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    She still looks a bit light skinned to not be an import.

    Don't swallow the narrative whole.

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    Have to say it was the worst open for years for eye candy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    She still looks a bit light skinned to not be an import.
    True dat.


    Long live Cathy Freeman.




    Would bring a tear to yer Mt. Isa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Barty has made history by becoming the first player to win the Australian Open
    And, I did it all while sitting at home having a beer.

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    A true Aussie champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Checked if she was actually born in Canada to a Chinese and Romanian couple, but no, turns out she actually is Australian. :-)
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    She still looks a bit light skinned to not be an import.
    Good on the Barty. A 12.5% aboriginal 87.5% European victory just 3 days after Australia Day showing that we are a nation united.

    I think Danielle Collins delivered the longest ever losers speech. These merkins don't half love to ramble on. I went for a whizz after 3 minutes and she was still talking when I got back.

    Roll on a Russkie drubbing of the greasy dago tomorrow.

    I don't want anybody stealing Federer's share in the most titles ever and I quite like the cut of this Medvedev's jib.

    Pimms is the quintessential Wimbledon snifter. Miss Lusty did not have any in the house but she did have some Pimms chocolates to munch while watching the all-aussie demolition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I think Danielle Collins delivered the longest ever losers speech. These merkins don't half love to ramble on.

    I learned quickly at my first social 'do' here. After 47 minutes, Ol' English Mate leaned over and said:


    "Never give a Thai a microphone."


    It should be printed on the bottom of Non-Immigrant Visas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    "Never give a Thai a microphone."
    Wisdom right there, and certainly never give them a mic when they are pissed.

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    ^Lol

    They could maybe give the Merkins a run for their money at Olympic class talking



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    Have to say it was the worst open for years for eye candy
    It was thin pickins indeed

    This fella has got good taste

    Emma Raducanu: Man found guilty of stalking British number one - BBC News

    If you are gonna stalk a female tennis pro you could do a lot worse than Emma Raducanu

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    Men's Final minutes away.

    Heart wants Raffa ... head only gives a 40% chance of winning.

    I hope the Russian has a huge dummy spit and loses it in the 4th Set.

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    ...Rafa not himself: down two sets due to Medvedev's superior tactics and consistent play...Nadal is a disappointment...

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    Rafas making a great comeback - won the third set and is leading in the fourth

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...Rafa not himself: down two sets due to Medvedev's superior tactics and consistent play...Nadal is a disappointment...
    Brilliant win by Rafa - (Tomcat, your analysis requires attention)

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    ...delighted Rafa was able to pull off a win, but my comments concerning the first two sets he played still stand...

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    Congratulations to Rafa

    I was kinds rooting for the russkie but good to know that Joko is in the shade with his mere 20 grand slams

    Shame Federer is also in the shade too, and likely to remain there.

    It looked like Daniil was mouthing the word 'boring' while the talking head tennis lady hogged the microphone for 6 minutes when everybody was wanting to hear the players - he was on the money there

    Miss Lusty was rooting for her horn-bag Rafa and she broke out the Tunnocks Teacakes for good luck (I have got her hooked on those things)

    Gotta hand it to the chipmunk-faced champ coming back from 2 sets down. And the see-saw breaks of serve were epic.

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