Murray and Queen’s Final Pushed to Monday; Tennis-X Notes
by Staff | June 12th, 2011, 5:28 pm
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Woz Overcomes Bleak Field at WTA Copenhagen for Title

World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, the only Top 30-ranked player in the field, took home the e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open title at Copenhagen on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Czech Lucie Safarova.


Playing in front of her home-country Danish fans, Wozniacki captured her fifth title of the year, topping a player she lost to in their previous meeting.

“Congratulations to Lucie for a good week and reaching the finals,” said a gracious Wozniacki during the trophy ceremony. “I wish her good luck in Eastbourne and in the grasscourt season — hopefully we can both make it far at Wimbledon.”

Wozniacki improved to 17-10 in career WTA finals, and 10-0 in Denmark after winning the title last year.

Pumped German Kohlschreiber Wins Homecountry Title at ATP Halle

German Philipp Kohlschreiber made good on upsets earlier in the week over former No. 1 and Wimbledon winner Lleyton Hewitt and Frenchman Gael Monfils, in the all-German final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, taking home the title when Philipp Petzschner retired with a back injury trailing 7-6(5), 6-2.

It was the third career title for Kohlschreiber and second in Germany.

“I think it was a fantastic week,” Kohlschreiber said. “Every day I played a great match. Of course, the final ended quite short, but overall the week was great and to win in Germany is fantastic…I really worked hard here, I tried to play good tennis here. It hasn’t worked that well this year until now. I never had a real success, so the win came in the right moment for me.”

Kohlschreiber’s first two ATP titles came in Munich on clay (d. Mikhail Youzhny in the final) four years ago, and on hardcourt in Auckland (d. Juan Carlos Ferrero) in 2008. He improved to a 3-6 win-loss record in finals. Petzschner won his lone career title at Vienna in 2008.

Eastbourne Women’s, Queen’s Men’s Finals Pushed to Monday

Rains on Sunday in England have pushed the men’s Queen’s Club and women’s Eastbourne finals to Monday. The Queen’s final between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be played at noon local time.

The AEGON Classic grasscourt final at Birmingham between Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and German Sabine Lisicki has been pushed to 11 a.m. local time on Monday.

TENNIS-X NEWS, NOTES, QUOTES AND BARBS
Ivan Ljubicic
on Rafael Nadal: “I adored Rafa when he came on tour. He was such a breath of fresh air! He was a marvelous guy. I adored his positive energy. After that, he had a period I didn’t like. Negative energy. When he played the intimidation game by jumping all over the place, when it was him against the world. But I shouldn’t have said so publicly. It’s one of my weaknesses to say what I think when I’m asked. I hurt him and I regretted it. If he did things against the rules, it was up to the umpire to punish him, not me. I had the same type of thing with [Andy] Roddick, in 2003 at the US Open. And then time passed. You forget.”…Venus Williams on returning to the tour this week: “I can’t believe I finally made it back. It has been a very long road. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing any first round match, anywhere. I missed tennis, tennis has been so kind to me. I love this sport, I love my job, it’s good to me and it’s an honor to be a professional athlete. I do hope I’ve given enough to my sport that it means something when I’m not here and hopefully it means more when I am here…I did my best to stay fit even when I couldn’t be on court. I was doing some arm exercises and listened to doctors’ advice, for the most part. It’s hard as an athlete to accept limits and for me it was definitely about accepting limits. I don’t want to be in the situation I was in Australia as that was very painful and it limited me.”…Former world No. 2 Tommy Haas has taken a wildcard on the grass at Newport…Denmark’s world No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, whose home base is Monte Carlo, Monaco, last month bought two two-bedroom apartments in New York City for around $9 million…The Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer French Open final earned the best U.S. ratings in 12 years, since Andre Agassi beat Andrei Medvedev in 1999…Will Li Na’s French Open win loosen the rigid Chinese tennis development system that she ran from years ago? Probably not…Dinara Safina says her back is still badly screwed-up, and after her (sooner than later) retirement she looks forward to possibly coaching and starting a family. She has also pulled from Wimbledon…China’s CCTV reported that 116 million viewers watched Li Na play the French Open final. No word what percentage were forced to watch by the state government under penalty of torture…Anna Kournikova turned 30 last week, and has been retired eight years now, if you can believe it…Sweden’s top player Robin Soderling is claiming wear and tear in ducking Novak Djokovic and the upcoming Sweden vs. Serbia Davis Cup quarterfinal: “Intensive match schedule, my sore foot and the overall physical and mental effort makes it impossible to participate.”…Le Point reports that French player Aravane Rezai went to a police station on June 1 near Roland Garros and alleged that her father Arsalan stole tens of thousands of dollars from her. Arse-salan was earlier this year banned from the Aussie Open after a confrontation with his daughter…From speeding-up the balls at the French to slowing down the balls and the grass at Wimbledon, all the surfaces now appear the same — why not just stop pretending and pave everything over and play on a slow-medium hardcourt?…Andy Roddick says Serena Williams is a welcome sight back with women’s tennis floundering at the top: “No disrespect to any of the women that are playing right now, but I think women’s tennis needs that dominating figure. She hasn’t played for a year but I think she still is that personality and she’s certainly going to probably be the top storyline going into Wimbledon.”…So golf’s European Tour and PGA Tour (America) want to emulate the ATP and form a truly global golf tour? Will they also emulate players dropping from the event a day before it starts because they are tired or simply don’t want to play? “There is definitely an argument for having one global tour — and tennis is the template. That is the way to go,” says player Lee WestwoodJames Blake has gained direct entry into the main draw at Wimbledon after Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu pulled with a knee injury…From the Eastbourne Herald on the Williams sisters playing the Eastbourne grasscourt event: “The event has already attracted a large number of top players from both the women’s and men’s tours, more than enough to interest hardcore tennis fans. But the presence of the “ghetto Cinderellas of the lilly-white tennis world” (according to Mr Williams) will attract a wider audience and guarantee far greater media coverage.”…After losing in the Halle quarters defending his title from 2010, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt is projected to drop out of the Top 100.


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86 Comments for Murray and Queen’s Final Pushed to Monday; Tennis-X Notes

jane Says:

Funny picture of Murray and Tsonga @ the ATP site playing ping-pong instead.

“French player Aravane Rezai went to a police station on June 1 near Roland Garros and alleged that her father Arsalan stole tens of thousands of dollars from her.”

What is with female tennis players and their fathers? From Dokic, through Bartoli and Sharapova, to this. : /


sheila Says:

it seems the male players get coaches rather than their parents coaching & the female player have their parents coaching. im not a tennis player nor am i an expert, but it seems 2me, if i had a child that wanted 2play tennis i would hire a good coach rather than taking on the role of a coach. seems a coach would be more objective & would allow my child to hopefully mature on the court. that said, the williams sisters have been the exception w/both their parents coaching. i think if i were a professional tennis player i would rather have a coach. its a tuff call but aravane rezais father is truly disgusting if he indeed ripped off tens of thousands of dollars that his daughter busted her ass to make.


grendel Says:

And then there’s Mary Pierce, and Steffi Graf, doubtless others. Who can forget Jimmy Connors’ Mum? She reminds me a bit of the Mum in “Little Shop of Horrors”. I wonder if there is a sexual element to quite a bit of this? No evidence, b.t.w., but you just get that feeling sometimes (though not, clearly, in the Rezai case). Certainly there is vicarious pleasure, and that’s a tricky one. Most parents do a bit of that, don’t they? Wanting your child to excel, particularly with respect to some snotty little kid who always seems to come away with all the honours and don’t their parents, modestly smirking, let you know all about it? And I suppose this temptation is particularly felt by people who perceive themselves as failures.

sheila – sound sense. I have always been curious about the Williams. It is said the father learnt his tennis from a book. In this case, the parents are almost as extraordinary as the children.


Eric Says:

“Denmark’s world No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, whose home base is Monte Carlo, Monaco, last month bought two two-bedroom apartments in New York City for around $9 million…”

Sounds like she has a spare. Maybe she can loan one of them to me..

“Dinara Safina….”

I thought she already announced her retirement?

“China..No word what percentage were forced to watch by the state government under penalty of torture…”

wtf?

“Will they also emulate players dropping from the event a day before it starts because they are tired or simply don’t want to play?”

Probably not…do you actually get tired playing golf? :P

“it seems the male players get coaches rather than their parents coaching & the female player have their parents coaching.”

Well, not really. What about Rafa (okay, uncle, but close), or for that matter Agassi, not that his father was officially his coach. And then Djokovic and Murray both have extremely involved and domineering parents, if not ‘coaches’. I guess relative-as-coach is more prevalent among women, but it’s hardly an absolute rule.

Hope Rezai gets her $$ back…


jane Says:

I am just reading “Open” now; seems Agassi’s dad was a piece of work too. “Vork your Wolleys!!” ;)


Skeezerweezer Says:

Grendel,

Thanks for the link, to me that was a great read. Don’t know Barber, but the read was fascinating to say the least. Do I agree with it? Not the point here. I felt she did enough research to make her points on the man. So often the media asks the same questions reconstituted a zillion times, so kudos for her to try to ask stuff where we can get insight to some real stuff. It was really up to Rafa to play along, not her.

So to make things fair I hope she will get an interview with Fed. But by now Fed has read it and friggin no way hahahaha.


Kimberly Says:

skeez, im not at the game thankfully, check the FO bracket site. I have a cute new logo. Marlins got crushed by the way.


Skeezerweezer Says:

Shiela,

It’s always a good thing to have parents positive involvement, hitting & coaching etc at a young age, especially just hitting. It’s great family time if the child is into it (Key). But when/if they get into the competitive time as they get older, a coach should come in and parents take a more supportive role.


Skeezerweezer Says:

@k,

So cool, nobody would get that but us here. Colin in a Rafa outfit with the Marlins mascot? Where? What? :-)

Yeah in depression also with Giants. Seems everyone is injured on the team and our ace got spanked last night :(.

Watching Heat slightly delayed via DVR….very tight game.

Bring on Wimby!


jane Says:

Watching the basketball: there is lots of time for The Heat to come back. Keep the faith Kimberly.


Kimberly Says:

just not a pleasant game to watch at all.


Eric Says:

Watching it too… pretty close. I’m no basketball expert, but LBJ seems to be sucking…


Eric Says:

Well…not that close anymore. Maybe the Heat can pull off a fantastic 4th q?


jane Says:

11 missed free throws from Miami, they just said. :/ The fourth quarter obviously crucial…


Kimberly Says:

my trainer just called me and told me LBJ playing so bad because his wife is having an affair? I’m sure he’s full of it. Spoelstra needs to be fired.


Kimberly Says:

this is going to be a blowout, ugggh

Sharapova or Nadal need to win Wimbeldon to make up for this disappointment!


jane Says:

Mistake and Miss by Miami gives Mavs 12 pt lead. Do you think the Heat are mentally collapsing here Kimberly?


Kimmi Says:

“I adored Rafa when he came on tour. He was such a breath of fresh air! He was a marvelous guy. I adored his positive energy. After that, he had a period I didn’t like. Negative energy. When he played the intimidation game by jumping all over the place, when it was him against the world. But I shouldn’t have said so publicly. It’s one of my weaknesses to say what I think when I’m asked. I hurt him and I regretted it. If he did things against the rules, it was up to the umpire to punish him, not me. I had the same type of thing with [Andy] Roddick, in 2003 at the US Open. And then time passed. You forget.”

WTF???


Kimberly Says:

complete collpase. Not championship worthy.

Missed free throws, turnovers, million offensive rebounds by Dallas. Worse mental collapse then Novotna or Hingis.


sar Says:

I must be the only one here rooting for Dallas. I kind of want the old guys to get a ring.


jane Says:

Sorry, Kimberly: hope little Colin bounces back quickly from this. Remind him that Wimbledon is round the corner.

Looks like they do win sar, Congrats.


Eric Says:

Ugh… I am already dreading the LBJ criticism soon to pour in from every corner. Even to a lukewarm (at most) follower of bball…


Kimberly Says:

can we fire spoelstra now?

Little Colino6 would love Mardy Fish as the wimbledon winner but have convinced him its not realistic.


dari Says:

Happy for Dallas!- I was cheering for heat in the beginning, but dirk’s semis performance made a soft spot for him and I’ve had a crush on Jason kidd for some time. so many old guys loyal to mavs waiting for that ring.
Que paso’ to the heat tonight? Such good games all along until tonight, shame
Jason kidd finally gets his ring! Dirk, terry, all of them have been waiting so long!
Heat should be ok next year


dari Says:

Wade in the tunnel :(
Sucks that they couldn’t shut up pretty much the majority of the nation against them.
It was a fun post season, though


dari Says:

Back to tennis- anybody else confused by some of these england tourneys? Two “aegon” tournaments and is Birmingham the same as eastbourne?


Eric Says:

dari, nope. All of the grass lead-in tournaments in England are AEGON. Queens is the AEGON Championships; Birmingham is the AEGON Classic; and Eastbourne is the AEGON International.


dari Says:

Yeah, I didn’t think eastbourne and Birmingham were the same, but it says eastbourne women’s final pushed to Monday above, so I was confused!
Thx Eric


Kimberly Says:

Dari, I’m in a sharapova type French open sadness. It lasts about a day or two. About the same amount of time as if I lose one of my own matches. It’s just an empty feeling. The only exception is florida state football. That can last much longer although recently ive gotten more accepting out of necessity. I attended in the late 90s when they were really good, losses could put you inna pissed off mood for weeks. Especially if they came at the hands of university of Florida. only sports team I still throw objects over. I haven’t thrown a racket in a long time, although kaiser did in a casual match this week.


Kimberly Says:

Not against me of course. Against someone else.


Kimberly Says:

Ok new topic, who wants to bet on whether nadal shows up in Texas for Davis cup? I’m going with a big no.


dari Says:

Wimby draw comes out I think Friday right? When can we start talking about outfits?


Skeezerweezer Says:

@k,

Heat need a coach, that sucked. Bring Riley or some authoriy to the team. What a waste in Lebron and Wade, the game should revolve around them, it didn’t . Kudos to the Mavs


Kimberly Says:

Only the adidas outfits are for sale for Wimbledon so far. No Nike.


dari Says:

sorry for heat, Kimberly. The last couple games, while down to the wire and exciting, just didnt feel like “DA HEAT”. I don’t know how to evaluate b-ball coaching, but wade and lebron are too good not to be winning.
I’ve seen Murray ivanovic Maria and roger , but no Rafa yet.
Ana’s is at tennis warehouse for like $60 with shorts and sports bra! I’m not dying to get the dress, but its almost a shame not to get it at that price :)


Kimberly Says:

I got it, warming, its really short but cute.


madmax Says:

Margot,

Got ready to watch the murray match yesterday and boom! more rain. Rained all day. An absolute torrent where I was.

Are you able to get down to Queens today now they have moved the match to 12?

Enjoy if you are.


Colin Says:

10.45 AM in London, and the sky is overcast and leaden. Doesn’t look promising, but at least it’s dry – so far.
Trouble with all this is, it’s eating into the time the players have to get prepared for Wimbledon. And that “ping-pong” game between Murray and Tsonga: I wish people wouldn’t always use that disrespectful name. It’s table tennis.
And another thing: discussion of Murray’s mother tends to treat her as simply that. But she isn’t just a Scottish housewife who happens to be his mother; she’s a well-respected professional coach.


grendel Says:

This mascot business – one of the truly dire imports from football…..


tfouto Says:

Tsonga is playing really well. Murray not on zone…


grendel Says:

Tsonga is such a more dangerous player than Roddick – including, today, on the serve. Full of variety and aggression, he is steamrolling Murray. But Murray does seem flat – and that’s the old worry. He plays like a genius one day, like a dizzy old banana the next.

Can he pick up in 2nd set? There have been one or two signs, but almost as if to say “I’m still here, you know”. Not good enough with Tsonga in this form.


grendel Says:

Finally, a bit of urgency from Murray. Brilliant running pickup from a mishit from Tsonga. Perhaps that will wake him up.


tfouto Says:

Well Tsonga is not relaxing here. It wont be easy for Murray. Great point for 2-2.


Kimberly Says:

my only words on the topic today:

spoelstra should be fired.


grendel Says:

Huge hold from Tsonga after umpteen deuces. Murray at last returning well, but Joe Wilfred serving magnificently, including two absolute cracker 2nd serves – thereby upholding the Sampras dictum that you are only as good as your second serve.


tfouto Says:

Great game now. I didnt knew this Sampras 2nd serve saying, interesting…


grendel Says:

Another big hold, this time from Murray. v.diff in character to the Tsonga hold, though – magnificent serving against great returning. This was a curate’s egg of a game. Shocking display by Murray to go 15-40 down, and then he drops. All Murray’s drop shots have thus far been abysmal. here, at the death, he produces a great one. Then, a lucky net chord. An ace, some fine counter attacking from Tsonga – and finally a loose shot to give Murray the game. Strange tennis – but exciting, anyway!


scoreboard66 Says:

Where’s the match shown on TV? I’m watching live scores.


grendel Says:

scrappy tiebreak which Tsonga loses rather than Murray wins. Both these players are – er – mercurial. They are quite different, of course, but have this in common seems to me – they live on the margins. No idea why, but that’s how it appears to be.


grendel Says:

Murray has excellent chance to go 15-40 up 1st game in 3rd, but just misses bh crosscourt which often would be easy for him. That’s the worry of Murray – he doesn’t play to his true potential as much as the other top guys. In the end, Tsonga deservedly holds.


grendel Says:

Murray faiols to convert two break points – partly because Tsonga’s volleying has been safe in the clutch points. But also, Murray failed to take advantage of some strangely lackadaisical serving from Tsonga. For instance, one first serve was more or less a dolly and short – Murray seemed surprised and more or less dollied it back – long.


grendel Says:

Murray breaks at 10th attempt to go 3-2 – deserves it too, this time, pulling Tsonga around the court. Lovely quip from frew Macmillan. A high ball from Murray landed on the base line, tsonga took a good look and hit it into the net. Bradnam remarked it was awkward because the ball appeared to be completely still. “No,” remarked Frew “you don’t often practise those”. Visions of Federer and Nadal and Djokovic solemnly practising how to hit a dead ball from the base line and get it over the net…..


stu Says:

Liking Muzz more and more –

andy_murray via Twitter:
Is there anything the players could do to entertain spectators during rain breaks? Interviews? Autograph session? Karaoke would be great!!?


grendel Says:

Murray plays little trick shot between the legs to go up 5-3 – to rapturous applause. Tsonga doersn’t approve – HE’s the entertainer – and comes out serving at top speed, for easy hold.


grendel Says:

Murray holds easily to love for a popular win.


Colin Says:

Phew! Andy finally did it. An up-and-down-match, but some brilliant tennis. For the french, it must be frustrating following Tsonga. If he could be consistent, he’d be at the top of the sport.
By the way, when the sun first broke through, Murray looked up at the sky and sneezed. The commentators joked about it as if it were odd, but I always sneeze if i look at a bright sky. Anyone else do that?


tfouto Says:

Murray is a great talent… Hope he finds a way to win soon a GS. Tsonga is playing really good too. Happy for Murray, sad for Tsonga.


dari Says:

Couldn’t watxh the match, but happy for andYM. First title of 2011!! :)


jane Says:

^ ditto dari. WAY TO GO Murray!! margot :)

Colin, wasn’t aware that was a “disrespectful” term.


grendel Says:

“I always sneeze if i look at a bright sky. Anyone else do that?” I look at a bright sky if I WANT to sneeze. Did you know that Lord Chesterfield (he of Dr.Johnson fame – the good doctor wrote him a coruscating letter about the evils of patronage:”Is not a Patron my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it: till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.”) – yes, this Lord Chestrefield once remarked about the orgasm as being “a mere sneeze in the loins”.

Crude though this is, one sees what he means. For instance, if you feel a sneeze coming on, but not quite coming on if you’re with me, you look up at the sky to complete the process. And if it works, the feeling of relief is wonderful. And if it doesn’t work – well, you know…..


skeezerweezer Says:

^ good one grendel ;)

margot oh margot come out come out wherever you are.

Congrats to Muzza…now bring some of DAT to Wimby please…


grendel Says:

some of us have been trying to assess the best draw for Federer as far as semis go – and personally, I couldn’t reach a decision. But what about Murray – whose half would he rather be in, Nadal’s or Federer’s? Not sure. Any ideas?


madmax Says:

I think grendel Murray would prefer to be on rafa’s side of the draw. I think he respects him so much that he want to prove something.

Will be interesting to see how the seeding works this year. I think it will be nadal seeded 1 and roge seeded 2. How strange it would be if novak was on rafa’s side of the draw and murray on fed’s?

Can’t wait.


Eric Says:

Well Murray can’t be in Federer’s half. Between Rafa and Nole… I am sure both Fed and Murray are hoping to be on Djokovic’s side. :)


margot Says:

Hi skeeze here, watched replay knowing result, work called, but just as well was a bit of a nail biter.
The Roddick win was sweet and easy, this was hard, so hard.
But hey! Andy grounded out a win. That’s my boy!
Come on!
Yes, Andy sneezes when he looks at the sun…sooo sweet!


margot Says:

grendel: I have one great wish, that Andy beats Fed in the Wimbledon final…but as I am something of a pragmatist…I would like him to meet Fed b4 the final.
BTW whaddyathink of “Case Histories”?


Kimberly Says:

French open still on the bracket site so I can’t create the Wimbledon group yet.

So a few questions:
1. Scoring Bonus after thrid round? I can also have the winner and or finalist multiplied by two. Opinions?
2. WTA Group as well?


Nina Says:

Hey guys, when are the Wimbledon draws out?


Little Wing Says:

Watching Queens it seems the grass is slower there than wimbledon last year. Yesterday I watched the Rafa-Murray wimbledon semi from last year and the points were much quicker.

Regarding which draw would be better for Murray/Federer, I think the major problem for Rafa would be Murray’s serve if it’s firing.


Kimberly Says:

Nina—Friday


stu Says:

How exciting, margot! May our boys share all the important titles from here on out this year :)


grendel Says:

yes, silly me. Fed and Murray can’t meet till final – unless madmax is right about top seedings. That ud be a nice final to watch.But I suppose it’ll be bloody Nadal and someone again. What was it Henry the Second said about Archbishop Beckett – will no one rid me of this turbulent priest? Well, then, will no one – er –
re Case Histories, margot: have taped them, but not yet watched. Hope they are better than the Sophie Hannah dramatisation which was disappointing and didn’t do justice to book. Am watching Shadow Line which is fairly unintelligible,annoyingly mannered yet gripping all the same with an excellent villain in the chap with the trilby. That resurrection scene, not to mention swap murder, in the hospital, though – how daft can you get? As if there wouldn’t have been half the police force guarding him, and also I thought he was supposed to be at death’s door? Doesn’t do to question these things, but.


margot Says:

grendel, agree re Shadow Line, how many times was Gatehouse shot? But it’s entertaining hokum.
Didn’t see other dramatisation of Case Histories. Critics rave over this one but am in two minds myself and Jason Isaacs, not quite as crumpled as I’d imagined Jackson to be and is getting his shirt off far too many times.
Liked Injustice, but again SO improbable…
Am going to upset Rafa fans, but is he REALLY looking that good??


margot Says:

stu, yes to that :)


Kimberly Says:

Am going to upset Rafa fans, but is he REALLY looking that good??

No not really, but then again he never really does. He was terrible last year in the first week and nothing short of phenomenal against Soderling, your boy Murray and Berdych. Really the murray match was his best match of the tournament. But if you asked me during the Robin Haase or Petschner match if he was going to win the tournmanent i would have laughed in your face. So hoping for some magic again without the first week drama.


grendel Says:

Kimberley has nailed it. I disagree slightly, though. Once Nadal started coming back against Petschner, I knew the tournament was over. Don’t misunderstand me, obviously my “knowing” was really magic and senseless to anyone else but me. But I knew. Oh yes, I knew alright in that private little madhouse which is my heart. It was all over and all the rest of the matches were just for show. Players going through the motions and actually imagining they were doing something purposeful when, in fact, the decision to award the trophy to Nadal had already been made by the grim jester who oversees these matters.


skeezerweezer Says:

@K

Liked how you did it at FO, rewarding for upsets, makes us all have to take some risks. That is my vote anyhow.

I am a no go on the WTA group. There is too many itchavocic’s and ova’s and eva’s and itsski’s. I am not very knowledgeable in the Womens game nowadays to choose through the draw so I guess I need to pay more attention, please excuse my ignoramous knowledge :(


jane Says:

Why can’t the Canucks play on the road!? :(


Kimmi Says:

exactly jane! i was thinking the same. why or why!


Kimberly Says:

well hopefully they will pull it together unlike some other Florida team.

Everyone at the gym was b-tching up a storm.


jane Says:

They aren’t coming back from this. Cannot see it. Thomas is a wall. Ike – prediction man of TX – will likely be right: he called Boston in 7 games. Although Ike was wrong about Nole winning the FO, so maybe there’s a ray of hope for the Canucks on home ice. Not tonight though.:(


Kimberly Says:

At least you don’t have Jamie photoshopping the Canucks with the championship cup. You would be dead meat then.


jane Says:

Lol, where’d jamie go? That was a whole lotta photoshop spam wasn’t it?


Kimberly Says:

hahahaha, im sure jamie will return when Nole starts lighting it up again or Fedal crash and burn! But i imagine he will be a little more prudent this time around before doing the photoshop spam! Like wait until is 6-4 7-5 5-1 in the final!


skeezerweezer Says:

@jane…..

Say it ain’t so….a 7th game? Well…fingers crossed for ya….if they win…how sweet? I assume you will be checking out till further notice during the final game? ;)


jane Says:

Skeezer, dang it. :( Oh well, can’t win em all. Just hope we can win the last one. Bruins have been brutally efficient in game sevens though. If we lose, there is always next year. Have to take the good with the bad in sports (life too), don’t we.

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