Maria Sharapova Set For April 26th Return From Ban In Stuttgart
by Staff | January 10th, 2017, 9:52 am
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The Stuttgart event will host the return of Maria Sharapova. Sharapova’s 15-month ban from tennis ends on April 25. So Stuttgart has given the Russian a wildcard and a Wednesday, April 26th first round match date.

“I could not be happier to have my first match back on tour at one of my favorite tournaments,” said Sharapova. “I can’t wait to see all my great fans and to be back doing what I love.”

The 29-year-old Sharapova has won the Stuttgart title four times. She shares the same car sponsor as the event.

Sharapova’s last match was a quarterfinal loss at the 2016 Australian Open.


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133 Comments for Maria Sharapova Set For April 26th Return From Ban In Stuttgart

Vince Says:

Can’t wait to see you on the court! Welcome back!!


Wog Boy Says:

“The Stuttgart event will host the return of Maria Sharapova.”

Not quite accurate, “Porsche” who is major sponsor in Stutgart send Maria special invitation, “Porsche” is also Maria’s sponsor, her major sponsors never left her during the ban, that’s telling.
I would like to be fly on the wall and to hear and see faces of those teo little bit$hes, Mladenovic and Cibulkova, when Maria walks into the locker room, “davai Maria” :))
Good luck Maria


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ “sent”


Willow Says:

Time will tell if shes the same player, i never cared for her due to her gamesmanship, turning her back on her opponents keeping them waiting between points, and the shrieking that seemed to get louder during points trying to put her opponents off, nothing to do with her being a hot pretty blonde either (YAWN), and me being jealous of her looks, i just think she shouldnt be above the rules anymore than any other player on the WTA,however i didnt agree with the smack talk from the other players, and i do appreciate how good she is / was for the game ….


Willow Says:

Im sure the men folk will rejoice ….


rognadfan Says:

For me, she was always, what I call, a semi-pro in terms of the actual skills (Like not knowing how to serve, how to volley and how to hit an overhead shot).
I agree partially with Willow (like on screams). But if you call her on court attitudes gamesmanship, I’d love to hear your view on the attitude the ‘greatest of all times (female)’ shows on court?
For me, at least Sharapova doesn’t belittle the opponents’ effort on the court at each point like the ‘she GOAT’ does. Especially when she is losing?
Been a while, I haven’t watched sharapova match, because of that ‘semi-pro’ skill level (save the bullets she hits when she swings racket on both sides).


Willow Says:

TBH Rognadfan im not a fan of hers either, probably even less so, but im only discussing Sharapova as shes the one returning from a ban ….


Wog Boy Says:

She must be bloody good semi-pro to win 5 GS in the span of ten years, career GS, 35 WTA titles …. not bad for semi-pro;)


Wog Boy Says:

Fot the sake of fairness , she was never the same player after shoulder operation (2008), but yet she won GSs.


Willow Says:

I Never said she wasnt a good player ….


Wog Boy Says:

With all due respect why do you think that all the posts revolves around you (your) posts?
Just let the people post their opinion without believing (wrongly) that we are referring tou your posts.


Willow Says:

Who said i was talking to you, you assume too much ??, just let me post my opinion without the need to pick an argument all the time ….


Wog Boy Says:

Sure you didn’t…


Willow Says:

If you say so, you really would pick an argument with anybody about anything, for goodness sake get over yourself, not everything is about you ….


Truth Says:

“Darling Ladies” can get together to talk about chile on a tennis forum, but if you post about tennis, “you’re obsessed and trolling”!!! Hypocrites!


Chrisford1 Says:

I wish her well. Grasping a very thin straw that “Comeback” Maria will refrain from screeching – why I always rooted against her (and Venus and the Hooter girl).


Travis Bickle Says:

This time you’re not telling the truth, Truth!

“Darling Ladies” got together today to talk about chicken curry and not about chili as you indicated ;-)

“Tennis-X” is slowly evolving into “Oprah Winfrey-X”…


AndyMira Says:

Oho oho ho ho ho….here’s some for you TB!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8uruL7hFuyY/TqDXyopbEfI/AAAAAAAAAN8/VnzmcFvCAao/s1600/gulai+darat-1.jpg

Oppss!And this too…

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT83jaRzSmbBdlQ32psAKrKANTVz84bzkVavTlJLLEBHuv0o6Zu

PS…Hope you’re going to chill tremendously after taking MY hugs and kisses vitamin pill TB!WOOOHOOOO!!VAMOS TB!


rognadfan Says:

@Wog Boy,

Exactly! not bad for a semi-pro. Actually it’s kind of extraordinary what she achieved with such a deficient brand of tennis.
Ok,TBH my view towards her is actually based on the potential that was right there had she been just a little more proficient on her serve and feel of the game. I really don’t understand how can a pro have such a weak aspect in ones game.
That said, I do think that the shoulder surgery threw her off even more.

Still, amazing that she pulled off such a career (tennis-wise) with such a 1D game.


Margot Says:

@TB
Sometimes “chicken curry” discussions make a lot more sense than the tennis ones.
Just sayin’.
;) BBB


lakie Says:

Whatever Sharpie’s faults, she is definitely a fighter. That is why she has 5 grand slams. Despite her millions and numerous injuries, she fights till the last ball. Think of Tomic tanking because he has 10 million….


Travis Bickle Says:

@Margot
First of all, good on you for admitting a fair cop to me the other day – I always considered you a good sport along with that Scottish wummin J-Kath. Pretty rare bread on this forum you two…

Nothing against chicken curry, or Stephen Curry discussions for that matter ;-)
I was just correcting Truth’s factual mistake, because the dude is seldom wrong.

Today he demonstrated again how he can see through hypocrites on this site by writing the following sentence:
“If you cheer loudly against Nole’s opponent, avoid saying you hate that poor dude. Just hide your true hate by saying “tennis is boring”.”

Say what you want, but Truth is right most of the times, actually for the anti-Novak brigade he should be called the “Inconvenient Truth”.
And he always sticks to tennis topics!

Just sayinG ;-)


Margot Says:

TB:
Of course I’ll admit it, if on one of those rare, oh so rare, unlikely occasions I get it wrong….;)
As for tennis being “boring” I’m inclined to agree with you. Of course one might find rivalries “boring” especially if you support neither player, but, if you actually find tennis itself “boring” well then, best find another sport to follow.
But congratulations wading through that stream of the unconscious and finding some “truth.” However, if you are going to play “the Inconvenient truth” I shall play “the Ministry of Truth.”
Just sayin’.


Willow Says:

Truth was i or was i not actually talking about tennis in my post at 5.47 pm January 10th ? ….


J-Kath Says:

@ TB:

The Scottish “wummin” notes your wee back-handed compliment.


Wog Boy Says:

“Say what you want, but Truth is right most of the times, actually for the anti-Novak brigade he should be called the “Inconvenient Truth”.
And he always sticks to tennis topics!”

Can’t agree more, brainwashed people should go back to basics, read between the lines if you are not capable of getting the message!


Willow Says:

And that would be the pot calling the kettle black ….


Willow Says:

Trying to reason is futile on this rotten forum sometimes ….


Wog Boy Says:

And you really love to be flogged?
Did you take your bipolar pills?


Willow Says:

You really cant help yourself dragging every conversation down to a personal level, attacking me, Okie, Margot, Jalep, Danica, Lakie, in fact any poster that dares to disagree with you or not be a Novak fan, well feel free as i dont care, and returning the favour since you think everything is about you, so is this song https://youtu.be/b6UAYGxiRwU


Wog Boy Says:

You really can’t help yourself staying away from me, can you? Why don’t you just FO, or get your pills on time?
Check this thread and you’ll find yourself trolling me, but that’s understandable, you missed taking your pills! Don’t try to engage other people, it won’t work.
Meanwhile Thiem (my new favorite) is 4:2 in third and wasting his energy unnecessarily prior AO, same as Nole did in 2008/10, hopefully he’ll get to his senses and find new coach, this one doesn’t cut it.


Margot Says:

Wog boy @6.58. Below the belt.


Willow Says:

Oh for gods sake man get a grip, and dont flatter yourself, at the top of the thread i answered a post from Rogernadfan, like Carly Simon says Your so Vain ….


Willow Says:

Margot everything he says is lately ….


Margot Says:

Willow: I think it’s called displacement activity.


Wog Boy Says:

@Margot,
None of your business!


Margot Says:

Oh yes it is. We’ve had this conversation before. Open forum therefore freedom to comment. And, if I think a comment is inappropriate, be sure I will say so.


Wog Boy Says:

who are you to judge, selectively, which comment is inappropriate?


Wog Boy Says:

Good job Thiem, but you really don’t need this, pack up and go to Melbourne.


Willow Says:

Thankyou Margot ….


Wog Boy Says:

Willow,
Don’t forget to take your pills please, you admitted yourself few times that you suffer from certain mental problems, no?


Willow Says:

Not a fan, but i like the words https://youtu.be/jYa1eI1hpDE


Van Persie Says:

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2016-12-27/24894.php

see comment from 31st, 2016 at 6;29.
Willow recommending others to take pills. So, she did exactly what WB did today.


Van Persie Says:

Correction: 31st December


Willow Says:

Big difference Van Persie, many people use that expression which is all it is an expression, hardly the same, and its not like i made it personal i was only generalizing ….


Van Persie Says:

Was not generalizing. Was adressed to Tennis-X-ers.


Willow Says:

VP Your friend made his posts to me personal, what i said was an overall view or a generalization, used an an expression, so its not the same, but i can see your need to defend your friend, now im done on the whole thing, back to tennis ….


Wog Boy Says:

Hi VP,
How is it going? Yes, Andy is a favorite, after all he is #1 and he beat Nole fair and square in the most important final after GS final proving he is the best in the world. I am ok thanks, my guests left for Helsinki yesterday, but new ones (from Dublin and Galway) arrived today, yes I am very social person and this Saturday is very important day to me (St Vasilije) and it is big fiesta at my home, that’s why Irish friends came all the way from Ireland to celebrate with me, Irish know how to celebrate, I love them.
Cheers:)


Margot Says:

^
“Take a chill pill” is a widely used internet put down and Willow was just chucking it into the mix. Suggesting a specific someone has a mental illness is straying into completely different territory.
However, in the age of Trump when it’s perfectly acceptable to make fun of disability, why am I so not surprised.


Willow Says:

Right Margot thanks again, i struggle sometimes with putting my point across ….


Wog Boy Says:

Those leftists cannot recognize the moment, the moment when their disastrous policy, that brought suffering to so many people is history, they won’t go down before they cause more chaos and instability in the world, typically leftists philosophy, or should I say ‘After me, let the deluge come”.


Van Persie Says:

Hi WB,

Agree about Andy as fave, already told it ;)
also glad that Thiem made it, but like you, am worried about his schedule….
Hehe, please do not brag with the parties…some are already working.
Have fun and cheers ;)


Wog Boy Says:

“Suggesting a specific someone has a mental illness…”

I don’t suggest anything, that someone stressed few times that suffers from mental illness, for everybody to ser on TX.


Wog Boy Says:

No worries VP, off to bed, it was long day with my Irish friends and few more to go. Thiem is a good boy, I really like him. Cheers:)


Wog Boy Says:

And before I switch off, I didn’t bring politics into conversation, it was our dear Margot, still can’t digest Brexit and Trump, better get used to it or move to North Korea;)


Willow Says:

Fair enough i Have mentioned it in the past, but i dont talk about it anymore, it was you that brought up the whole bi polar thing on this thread first WB not me….


lylenubbins Says:

I too cannot stand the shrieking, and I don’t find her one dimensional game enjoyable to watch.

BUT what I do admire is her ability to pull out close matches. It seems like a million times I have seen someone take a set off her and she bashes her way to a win on sheer willpower. That is a special skill indeed.


jalep Says:

Willow, you are far too nice to him, imo. You thank him for links, try to build bridges over time, try to let bygones be bygones but he doesn’t work that way. However, the kind heart in you moves you to keep trying. I looked at his links for fast4tennis as well but luckily I saw nothing thank. They weren’t what I’d hoped — not much information – more like a video advert. Anyway, it’s best to resist the urge, even if impressed to be kind, and ignore him if at all possible. That’s my 2 cents.


Willow Says:

Jalep thats true but not anymore, and i put up two links of my own as a way of saying take that, and he was the one to bring up the whole bi polar thing first not me, and kept on talking about it, saying i was the one trolling him, the bloody cheek, what a horrible person, i will never reply even if i do like his links in future, i will just ignore, thanks for the advice ….


jalep Says:

I’m so sorry, Willow. The first years you posted here you were trusting and open – for the sake of informing and being honest.


Willow Says:

Nah i love your fair and wise posts, youve nothing to be sorry for Jalep ;-) ….


jalep Says:

Yeah thanks alison.

Do you want me to set up the WTA bracket for AO as usual on TC/Tournytopia?


Willow Says:

I Would love it Jalep, bring it on, i love the challenges ;-) ….


jalep Says:

And it’s my pleasure, as you know. I have a fear of setting up a bracket and being alone in it. Although this week I did so terrible picking in Hobart and Sydney WTA….struggled to get to 8 correct winners before the entire bracket was RED for Sidney.

I’ll do a post about WTA AO bracket on Tenngrand — in the usual place. Ricky has a new forum where you can create your own thread, complete with editing features. But no one liked where it was at and you have to create another account to Post! Lol, as if I didn’t have too many already.


Giles Says:

Alison. Hope you’ve learnt your lesson now.
Jalep. He’s an absolute scumbag ( you know who)?
😎


RZ Says:

@lylenubbins – agree completely. I cannot stand Shriekapova for a variety of reasons, but I completely admire her never-say-die attitude and her willingness to fight.


Truth Says:

I love how these Nadal fanatics ridicule people who mind their own business also, then they play sycophants and victims.
So fake! They post nonsense that have nothing to do with tennis than whine about tennis posts that have nothing to do with them.


kjb Says:

@Truth

Every single one of your posts is nonsense.


skeezer Says:

Watch out kfb, some apparently say he/she speaks the truth.. lol. Must be that name…….
Totally agree with your post.
Scroll.


Truth Says:

Fed fanatics in ruins. They talk about getting along with all fan groups.
Their idol cried when he lost to a guy that he called a one dimensional player.😭
Annoying Clown had to beg for Nadal to praise him profusely.. Zzzzzz
It didn’t stop there. Fed hoped no one saw him in interviews and acted like a baby when Nole beat him at the US Circus Open, where Fed trolls cheered & whined for their idol.
Old Fed will never play Nadal at the U.S. Open. Nightmare or Good Thing?

Brat Fed reaches out to hold Murray’s hand. No #1, no love!!

So many players and fans get along therefore these Fed fans feel left out. Pobrecitos.


skeezer Says:

Truth,
Fed has 17 Slams. With Nadal, Murray and Novak in the era. That is the Truth, and all you need to accept. All the other baloney you are attempting to spew over and over is meaningless. Except for the Egg.


lakie Says:

Agree with kjb at Jan 11, 5:58 pm


Travis Bickle Says:

Cat-lover skeezer tells us:
“Fed has 17 Slams. With Nadal, Murray and Novak in the era. That is the Truth, and all you need to accept.”

Does he really have his 17 slams with Novak and Rafa in the era? Skeezer wants us to ‘accept it’… LOL…

That brings me to the elite players H2H situation:
Djokovic – Murray: 25 – 11
Djokovic – Nadal: 26 – 23
Djokovic – Federer: 24 – 22 (I count Fed’s wimpy quitting in the 2013 WTF final as a loss)
Nadal – Federer: 23 – 11
Nadal – Murray: 17 – 7
Federer – Murray: 14 – 11

Seeing these numbers, few things jump out:
1. Djoker has supperior H2H against all his elite contemporaries – IMPRESSIVE!
2. Djoker has nice rivalries going with Fed and Rafa and leads both of them
3. Djoker against Murray, Rafa against Murray, and Rafa against Fed are not rivalries, they are dominations with more than double H2H ratios!

All this implies a philosophical question:
How anyone could consider Federer greatest of all time, when he was DOMINATED by his contemporary (Nadal) and also had losing H2H against another contemporary (Djokovic)?!?
I acknowledge that GS titles and weeks at #1 are great achievements, despite lack of Grand Slam (4 majors in a row), but philosophically speaking, it is hard to think of someone being the greatest of all when history will remember him as the guy with losing record against Djokovic and even worse than losing record (utter domination) against Nadal. It is going to be a hard argument to win 10 or so years from now, seriously!
Even Federer himself (I am excluding his mentally disturbed worshipers unequal to any fan-base on the planet) when he looks Nadal in the eye could not seriously say he was better player since he has been trashed most of the times they played (11-23)… even if you double-count Federer’s wins, Rafa still owns him… LOL again!

The only guy with a realistic chance to be considered the undisputed greatest is The Djoker. With the dominant H2H against ALL of his main rivals, achieved Grand Slam, and few more GS titles and weeks at #1 in next couple of years, he is the only possible candidate for the true greatness, encompassing all achievements categories including H2H records… Rod Laver agrees and thought that The Djoker had equaled Federer even before achieving Grand Slam – by now it’s a no contest:
http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/15452386/tennis-rod-laver-comes-goat-novak-djokovic-roger-federer-equal

Above analysis was based on numbers/facts. Of course, my subjective opinion on the GOAT is heavily influenced by non-numeric categories such as Class, Leadership, Spousal Weight, and Fan-base Insanity – and that’s why Roger will always be my GOAT…
Seriously!
For realz…
Just sayin’


skeezer Says:

tb & truth
Same poster.
H2H. Sorry taxi driver, H2H has nothin to do with Slam count and all time revord. Nobody cares. Listen to some Aerosmith: Dream on.


lakie Says:

skeezer hit the nail on the head. tb is Truth. Same arguments couched in nonsense prose.


Travis Bickle Says:

skeezer,

Inconvenient truth #1: Laver believes The Djoker is the GOAT
Inconvenient truth #2: The Djoker leads in H2H against every single of his rivals (24-22 against Federer)
Inconvenient truth #3: Roger is Rafa’s bitch (11-23) LOL
Inconvenient truth #4: Who is seeded #17 at AO. I know but will keep it a secret. Looking forward to #2 seed meeting #17 seed in third round and sending him home…
Inconvenient truth #5: There is a 6-month silent ban for juicing someone is currently serving ;-)

To all Federinas: YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH !!!


Travis Bickle Says:

skeezer,

Inconvenient truth #1: Laver believes The Djoker is the GOAT
Inconvenient truth #2: The Djoker leads in H2H against every single of his rivals (24-22 against Federer)
Inconvenient truth #3: Roger is Rafa’s bit*h (11-23) LOL
Inconvenient truth #4: Who is seeded #17 at AO. I know but will keep it a secret. Looking forward to #2 seed meeting #17 seed in third round and sending him home…
Inconvenient truth #5: There is a 6-month silent ban for juicing someone is currently serving ;-)

To all Federinas: YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH !!!


skeezer Says:

#1 False
#2 Who cares
#3 Who cares
#4 We’ll see
#5 False

Summary;
Has no effect on the truth. That is, who has 17.
There can only be, and is, one.
Federer.

Try harder taxi driver pyscho.


skeezer Says:

^oh sorry ..TB aka Truth.


Travis Bickle Says:

Skeezer,

False, who cares, etc… like a kid who was told Santa Claus isn’t real and doesn’t want to accept it! LOL …

So now it’s official and empirically proven:
Skeezer really cannot handle the truth ;-) Colonel Jessup says hi!

PS
Note how I spell your name with capital “s” in attempt to boost your self-esteem. I notice you guys in Fed-cult are not starting your own names/nicks with a capital letter, but everything associated with Federer you do capitalize (e.g. Class, Leadership, Golden Showers).
You’re welcome, Skeezer!


sKeEzeR Says:

^Santa Claus? Jessup? Golden showers? Now THAT is delusional, lmao! You’re losing it with “The Truth”(or is it aka “TB”? ) about the greatest = RF. Just accept it, move on and read RF wiki. It will help you in your time of need.


Willow Says:

If we search hard enough, we can put an * for any match which our favorites lost, and anyway i thought Novak was the iron man of tennis, the mentally toughest player on tour, and all those other cliches that are spouted regarding him ?, all except for when he loses, then its all he was tired, unfocused blahdy blah ….


Willow Says:

Giles nothing to do with learning my lesson, i dont care if he attacks me personally, i never did address him in the first place, it was the other way round ….

And Truth at the risk of repeating my self, as i already said i was talking tennis with Rogernadfan at the top of the thread ….


Willow Says:

Golden showers yuck gutter talk :-( ….


Willow Says:

For Novak fans that cant ” HANDLE THE TRUTH ” 17 is all that matters https://youtu.be/9FnO3igOkOk


Margot Says:

Jeez! You play the ball, not the person. Is that really so incredibly hard to do?
Apparently, yes.


Danica Says:

Willow,

I LOVE that scene in the movie :). Love it.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t open the other link you posted for me the other day :(. It was removed. But, I believe it was of a two great brothers who could be millionaires this time next year ;). Thanks!!!


Willow Says:

https://youtu.be/LFuYIi5-igc Danica for you, one the funniest ever OFAH scenes, although there are so many ;-)


rognadfan Says:

LOL! this site is now really terrorized by dilusional Novak fans. Too much of the inferiority complex-mixed with jealousy and hatred-is filled within them. Come back after 7 years, and if Novak is playing then- and see if any of the fans of ‘then #1 player’ genuinely think that Nole could still trouble that guy! Like you guys think now!.


Danica Says:

Hahaha Willow :)). I remember that. Here’s one of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G7foe3IGwc


Willow Says:

Danica i have the whole boxset, love them all, there are so many great moments in that comedy i wouldnt know where to start when it comes to picking a favorite episode or moment ;-)….


Willow Says:

Rogernadfan well exactly, i answered your post at the top of the thread, and then what followed was like throwing a stone ona hornets nest ….


Humble Rafa Says:

Ms. Shreikapova has heart problems. That’s why she was taking all those medication concoctions. All you folks need to be kind to her :)


Markus Says:

Laver had a stroke. His mind is not working properly. 17 is better than 12. Even 14 is better than 12. Anybody who thinks otherwise is…take your pick: stupid, blind, biased, or a Djokovic fanatic.


lakie Says:

TB aka Truth sounds desperate trying to prove Djok is GOAT by quoting past tennis stars. Laver is probably senile and even if he isn’t how does his opnion make anyone GOAT?
Djok is the king of the weak era. Period.
Fed is the GOAT.


Danica Says:

Markus,
There is no doubt that Roger is the most accomplished player ever. He does have more GS titles than any male player. He was number #1 the longest. But there are other factors. Roger and Novak share the same number of big titles. Novak has a slight H2H advantage. Rafa has an impressive and insurmountable advantage there. Not everything is measured by GS titles when comparing their resumes. I would rather wait for their careers to end and then we can talk about achievements.

At this moment, it just amazes me what the Big 4 accomplished. Each one of them. Each one of them holds records that are surely incentives for these younger guys.


Willow Says:

I ALways found Rafa never did get much credit at all for his achievements, winning a GS for 10 consecutive years, going unbeaten on clay in a season, unbeaten on grass in a season, unbeaten on HCs in a season, been the only active player with multiple GS on all 3 surfaces, 3 GS in a year on 3 different surfaces, the channel GS and an OG on HCs in the same year, yet all those achievements dont seem to ever get talked about, to name but a few ….


Danica Says:

And also, Canada/Cincy masters combo. That is awfully hard to accomplish. Like IW/Miami. It’s not done often.
Also, 9 GS titles at the same tournament. I cannot believe that will be achieved by anyone.


Willow Says:

Thats what im saying Danica, unbeaten on the American HC season in 2013, grass in 2008, clay in 2010, often on this forum you get sideways compliments, which are then followed by indirect sly digs ….


Truth Says:

Such a strong era now. Fed gets pummelled like a roach. He had a non-tennis injury. 1 injury in 5 years.
Other guys had injuries and illness that severely impacted their games.
Fed mocked Nole when Nole was sick and hurt because he knew Nole was the only domination player.
Fed didn’t insult the losers of 2002-2006 because they couldn’t compete & were fat, injured, absent screaming cowards.
Payback’s a biotch, isn’t it?
After all, Fed insulted his opponents when he was building his losing record and consequential ultimate loser status when it mattered the most – in 2011-2017.
Nadal can’t possibly be happy that Condescending Maestro Fed described him as a one dimensional guy that was “more different and difficult to play”.
Nadal was outraged that this arrogant biotch pretended to be his little, special close friend, to spite Nole and Murray.
It wasn’t about keeping the enemy closer to Fed. Fed was just a sore loser that failed at mind games to gain advantage over Nole.


Berghain Says:

Willow
‘yet all those achievements dont seem to ever get talked about’

Well, if you are a Nadal fan why dont you talk about it then?

I think the reason is that most people see it as a race between Novak and Roger for so called GOAT thing. Keeps it interesting for these 2 fan groups to compare records and fight over it. Lots of fun.

If Nadal would win a slam there would be lots of talk im sure.
Look at Tiger woods, you dont see people writing articles and talking about his Majors anymore do you? its all been talked about. Why repeat it all again just to make some fans happy.


Berghain Says:

@Willow sorry to bring this up but after reading the comments…

You called CF1 sexist the other day yet you post sexist comments see: January 10th, 2017 at 5:48 pm
To WG defense it was very clear you were responding to him. Why cant you just leave him alone? You bait someone and then when they snap back you get upset, and call them a horrible person – not cool!


Truth Says:

True! Not every man worships Sharapova but if they want her to play well again, what is wrong with that?Maria may not be the nicest but it’s better to see her improve and redeem herself than watching Serena with her Federer-like smugness.
Funny. Most Murray fans here act like tons of Fedal fans gather with them to help push Nole out of Slam contention. The Fed fan disruptions & cheating didn’t work very well in Slams.
Fed losing so horribly at the Aussie Open didn’t help him to become GOAT.
Nole is already one of the top 2 and a top GOAT candidate, whether Fedalray fans like or not.


Willow Says:

Berghain defend your friend if you want, but i repeat i wasnt talking to him i was talking to Rogernadfan, yet you assume i was because my post was underneath his, and i did not insult him personally yet he insulted me personally, i did not mention bi polar yet he was the one that mentioned bi polar, that guy has lately become a bully, attacking me, Okie, Danica, Jalep, Margot, Lakie ….

And Chris Ford 1 is notorious for racism and sexism on this forum, and many posters have picked up on that, and yet you get onto me for one joke ….

And its an open forum to talk about all players, so i just wanted to throw my favorite in the mix too if thats OK with you ….

You certainly like to dish what is your problem with me ? ….


skeezer Says:

@Truth
http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/18465730/australian-open-roger-federer-secret-sauce
Read & enjoy. Just helpin’ out with your Federer obsession.


J-Kath Says:

Truth:

If I have not mentioned it before – there are very few Murray fans on these threads – you can count them on the fingers of one hand. So when you say “most Murray” fans how many are you talking about? Murray fans are Margot, RZ and myself + one new fan recently. Occasionally some of Andy supporters from Glasgow join in but infrequently.

Murray is the second choice of a number of some other fans – which is encouraging for us in the vacuum in which we post here. Hope this gives you some insight as you haven’t been here long.


Markus Says:

Murray is more liked than Djokovic worldwide. He’s only behind Federer and Nadal. It’s not obvious in this site because his fans are more quiet and easygoing unlike the Djokovic fans here who tend to be rowdy and are bullies.


lakie Says:

Agree with Markus @ 10: 56pm , Jan 13th.


Danica Says:

Love Murray, but Nole still has bigger fan base. Not that it matters of course.


Chrisford1 Says:

Willow – “And Chris Ford 1 is notorious for racism and sexism on this forum, and many posters have picked up on that, and yet you get onto me for one joke.”

No, typically you say something stupid. Then when you get your head handed to you, you scream *racism*, *sexism”, “anti-Wiccan bigot* or whatever floats your “victimhood” boat.
And of course don’t like it when posters you accuse of crimes against post-Marxist Progressivism take umbrage at being called haters of one sort or another and humiliate you further.
And for saying stupid things, you are the gift that never stops giving.
Ex: “For Novak fans that cant ” HANDLE THE TRUTH ” 17 is all that matters.”

Willow – don’t think to make groundless accusations of racism, transvestite bias, being a Denier!, sexism, treason, Islamophobia or whatever and expect to avoid challenge. Getting hammered back. Remember you live in a sea of internet fans where plenty of bigger, quicker fish with sharp teeth swim.

As a leftist tactic, Soviet style accusations of why people should lose jobs and university spots for certain violations of PC with their expression of opinion – is becoming politically obsolete. The main reason is the world is now appearing to be on a path of slowly crumbing, civilization under assault. And people who do not want their sovereignity usurped, their cherished culture and and nations and institutions destroyed, are fighting back.Moving to the middle or to the right. …


Chrisford1 Says:

Off topic, but as a military veteran who also frequents Milblogs where strategy is discussed and hero worshipping non-vet blowhards are not part of the mix, the talk over the last two years is we have a pretty big mess out there, getting bigger.
Which makes it imperative we do not get involved in a 2nd Cold War against Russia, or new wars in new Muslim countries like Syria, that never end. Especially when we are pivoting to the Pacific to check an expansionist China.
More nukes, more nations like Mexico, Honduras, Sierra Leone,Brazil, Kosovo, Moldava, Albania crumbling under gang crime. Nations that worked and created prosperity are threatened with overrun borders as 3rd Worlders think they have a right to invade, then be German or Swiss or BRitish, USA citizens and get a plethora of goodies. There are only 9 nations left that export grain, as exponential population growth happens and high joblessness happens because there is nothing left for more people to farm, so they move to the huge 3rd World cities (in Egypt 53%, Pal refugee camps 64%). This triggers high social unrest. The US is
Tennis luckily floats above this and provides a refuge, but that too could be under threat, even if officials and players strive to come over as apolitical. But that could change.


Willow Says:

Agree with Lakie in agreeing with Markus ….

Chris Ford 1 and yes you say plenty of stupid things yourself, sexism, racism, a guy that thinks its perfectly fine for a camera man to point a camera down a womans clevage etc, and yes i repeat many posters have picked up on it too, and yes i repeat it is 17 GS when push comes to shove that is all that matters, something you will never get your head around, as for political stuff i rarely dicuss it, as i dont think it belongs on a tennis forum, but i dont condone anything racist and many posters here know i never have ….

And BTW on a tennis note i now despise the Rafa / Novak rivalry that has become so one sided, and there hasnt been a great match between them since 2014, and hopefully we wont see anymore, yet you cannot seem to get your head around it when some posters dont share your enthusiasm, although i can see why you would as it now favours your favorite, you love any rivalry that favours your favorite, and you try hard but cant hide your anymosity for Andy and Rafa by putting an * next any win they have against Novak ….


Willow Says:

BTW Stopped reading the rest of you sermon half way through, no clue what you were talking about ….


Willow Says:

^ Also whatever the conversation is about, and whomever the conversation is about you seem to steer it around to been about Novak, we all get how wonderful you think he is and how you seem to live your life through the guy, but there are other players on tour too, if you want to drag things down to a personal level two can play at that game, give it your best shot i dont care KAPEESH ? ^ ….


Berghain Says:

Chrisford1

I couldnt agree with your post more, which is why I found it extremely worrying when I heard Obama has decided to send manpads to those Terrorists/Rebels in Syria. Absolutely insane. Hes sure been busy during this “peaceful transition’.


Chrisford1 Says:

Willow, classic passive aggressive behavior. Out of the blue, you call me a racist and sexist. Then after my response calling your opinion stupid, berate ME for dragging things down to a personal level, and saying you will now start playing that game.

No sweetie, I say in my best non-sexist way, you started it, you lost. Shut up. Go away. You may wish to run by the logic of you calling me a ‘notorious sexist’ for starters – claiming it was clear I was one because I am not shocked that cameras focus on beautiful women who dress provocatively for attention sitting out there in the audience.
That is pretty stupid.
Camera people at sporting events as well as the broadcasters are given lists by their production bosses of celebs and hot women to showcase when there is a lull in action. A business decision for ratings sake.
If you attend events and are highly offended hotties dress to be noticed, set an example. Wear a hajib and shapeless robe.


Willow Says:

As i say sexist to the extreme, not only that calling me sweetie, is downright patronzing, Margot and Elina even called you out on the whole camera man thing, i dont have an issue with women dressing sexily believe me ive done that often enough and still do, but that doesnt make it right for camera men to ogle and point a camera directly at a womans chest area( YUCK) creepy, and BTW i wasnt trying to win an argument, i was merely putting my point across, you think my opinion is stupid, well i also think your is too ….


Chrisford1 Says:

Berghain – thanks, I am worried. Putin is a strongman with an amoral KGB streak running through him and nobody’s dream leader. But the US under Obama and Hillary delighted in goading the Bear, poking it with sharp sticks. Punishment for objcting to us siding with the Serbs instead of the Albanian Muslims taking over new lands. Berating Russia’s ‘human rights record’ when both Republican and Democrats betrayed the American worker and destroyed whole regions of America in the name of globalization and “Accords” with other nationa elites the people and their representatives are never allowed to vote on.

Crimea has been a Russian people majority land since before the US was created. The Russians defeated the Turkmen there, not any “Ukrainian Freedom Lovers”. And were recently drawn into east Ukraine when nationalists began treating the Russians who have a majority or near majority in those lands – as 2nd class citizens.

Brushfires everywhere, and Obama’s team was bent on starting a forest fire by challenging a great power on top of that. Expecting Russia to just sit back and take it without fighting back.


jane Says:

lol…
good thing tennis is starting soon!


Berghain Says:

Cf1,

Hard to find comments on this site when new articles appear all the time. They should try a different format. Was out partying as I do often in Berlin, the techno was amazing this weekend. Anyway, point being my head is not all to clear but I will try give you a detailed response tomorrow. We share the same mind set and I find Politics fascinating – spend hours a week educating myself on the subject. History is definitely a peculiar thing, most people seem to forget it completely – when analyzing current events.

Where is Wog Boy?


lakie Says:

Really excited about AO! The first week is great because you can watch a bunch of matches.


Willow Says:

Lakie thanks for bringing sanity back ….


Willow Says:

Berghain im not butting into your conversation in any way, shape or form, just wanted to say though,unlike tennis-x theres as forum called Tennis Grandstand with a none tennis thread where you can discuss politics or any thing you want ….


J-Kath Says:

Willow:

I’m not a fan of Grandstand. Also when I did post there (a couple of months ago) I hit spams – someone was able to post under my posting name – I gave up in the end. I also didn’t like what some of the group were saying about Tennis X and saying they never posted there – when in fact they did.


Willow Says:

J-Kath its all a matter of preferance i suppose, here on TX there seems to be a large contingent of posters that bully, personally ive never found that on TG, although i dont expect people to agree on everything, and i wouldnt want to either as there would be no debate, i posted something on the Sharapova thread and was pounced on by another poster that assumed i was talking to them just because my post followed theres, and their friends joined in defending him in attacking me, its almost as if your not allowed an opinion, and have to tip toe around people just in case you get read wrong, as Margot says there is no such thing as a private conversation anyway, as its an open forum ….


courbon Says:

Beghain-I have to envy you.While I’v done a full blast partying in 90′s London , I always wanted to go to Berlin for a Techno-apparently the best over there.But I also been couple of years back in Belgrade and there was some great partys also ( bit like a London in early 90′s before got commercialized and wrong drugs took over ).
And regarding the history-I could not agree more with you-I read history books all the time because they show us why the present is lik it is and very often can give a warnings about the future ( but not necesserally ).I’m not that academic, so I tend to stick with easy historians ( and pretty much English ones ) like a Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Nial Ferguson…just finished book called “Sleepwalkers” about origins of WWI-highly recommend it.
P.S.-Not to get warning for posting not tennis topics here is something about tennis:
Tennis ball at AO look very round to me…


courbon Says:

Berghain, sorry for mispelling your nameWog Boy-he is in Melbpourne and probably right now , is laying drunk in the ditch by the road…


J-Kath Says:

That’s fine, Willow – as Courbon might say “Vive la difference”. But all things taken together I’m actually extremely nervous about the security. I’ve had several financial alarms in the last 6 months e.g. One group jumped in when I was arranging Car insurance —phew what a time I had…. had to run to the Bank – hence my paranoia.

As for here when the trolls get trolling, I make a joke or ignore them. You may recall I challenged someone who was taunting you and you told me not to worry – that you didn’t care. Not caring is good as long as you are able to get past it with a grin – however wry.

Keep grinning.


J-Kath Says:

Courbon

“Tennis ball at AO look very round to me…”

Gee, 20-20 eyesight along with all your other assets.
Luv it!


courbon Says:

J-Kath-Unfortunatelly, somebody said to me, that when you reach 45-thing start slowly degrading.My eyesight is letting me down lttle by little…I can still spot the pretty girl miles away, but that’s probaly instinct then a sight. (-:
Anyway, I so little bit of Andy’s match and he was tight and kind of nervous.”Number one ranking does not make any difference at AO”…yeah right, Andy, we belive you.( similair “white lies quotes” have been ushered by all others members of the BIG 4 on regular basis…).Anyway, only the first match- he will cruse to the final


BBB Says:

Johnny Mac said that Andy looked like he’d reverted to the more purely defensive play that dogged him pre-Lendl. Which would be consistent with nerves, and defaulting to comfortable habits. Marchenko was also hitting some crazy shots.


J-Kath Says:

Courbon:

First signs of arthritis in the neck – 30. Teeth 35….but eyes 45? – naw,no way.

Where is Wogboy?
- you say “probably right now laying drunk in the ditch by the road…”

Naw – he’s lying in the ditch exhausted from cheering Federer so much.

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