Isner Goes for 5th ATP Atlanta Open Title as US Open Series Begins; Preview
by Staff | July 22nd, 2018, 12:33 pm
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Jack Sock drops out at the last minute, but John Isner and Ryan Harrison are seeded Americans for the event that kicks off the US Open Series.


Nick Kyrgios, rising stars Hyeon Chung and Alex Minaur, and American Frances Tiafoe also add some spice to the field.

BB&T ATLANTA OPEN
ATLANTA, Georgia, USA; surface: hard

Seeds: John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, Hyeon Chung, Matthew Ebden, Frances Tiafoe, Jeremy Chardy, Mischa Zverev, Ryan Harrison

Floaters: Alex Minaur, Tim Smyczek, Ivo Karlovic, Ramkumar Ramanathan

Notes:

Isner defends his title, and is one of the Top 4 seeds receiving opening-round byes…

Interesting starts include (1) Isner vs. the rising Aussie Minaur, (7) M.Zverev vs. the hot-handed Smyczek, (4) Ebden vs. Karlovic, and the Newport finalist Ramanathan vs. Taylor Fritz, winner to meet (3) Chung…

Wildcards went to Chung and Americans Emil Reinberg of the University of Georgia and Donald Young…

Pulling from the tournament were Sock, Mirza Basic, Yuki Bhambri, Jared Donaldson, and Gilles Muller…

The four-time champion Isner last year beat Harrison in the all-American final; Isner has appeared in seven of the last eight Atlanta finals…

Former champions in the field are Isner (2017,’15-13) and Kyrgios (2016).

 


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91 Comments for Isner Goes for 5th ATP Atlanta Open Title as US Open Series Begins; Preview

skeezer Says:

^well that explains his tennis slump. Bada Bing.


Margot Says:

Lol wonder what Dani makes of all that. Hardly Andy’s style is it?…;)


j-kath Says:

I doubt Dani’s saying: “Vive la difference”….probably taking a holiday in Outer Mongolia where the Press can’t ask him to comment.


Truth Says:

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/347310/slovensky-trener-otvorene-o-tom-ako-pomohol-novakovi-djokovicovi-vratit-sa-na-vrchol-2-cast/

So glad the brainwashed, bad programming of Djoker and trashy Marko influence went away. Started emotionally bankrupt then flushing his stupid lies to win Wimbledon.
Now we can see him winning 10+ Slams and that evil, arrogant, “pretty Federer propaganda” will go bye bye.

Vajda: “Yes, I wanted the guru to be gone but it was not my first condition. First condition was to see Novak in person. Second condition was setting up rules and plan for next few months. On our second tournament in Barcelona we already had complete team, we sat down and talk. We told him then that we wouldn’t want to see this outisde influence anymore. We wanted him to take tennis as a praxis and not a philosophy. He is a tennis player in the first place and he has to know what is his priority,“ said Vajda. They wanted Novak to focus only on tennis and they needed to get Imaz out.

„I didn’t want Novak to be influenced by people who maybe know what is tennis but don’t understand the mentality of top sportsman. Tennis can’t be based on philosophy. It’s a sport of a man against man. If hw wants to be the best, the only way is by training routines, matches and strong mentality. When you see the opponent on the other side, you have to concentrate on getting him out of a good position and where to play the ball, not to think about Buddha. I’m happy we agreed on this and our team is slimmer. We all worked together for that,“.


j-kath Says:

Thank you, Truth, for your translation re Novak and influences etc…very enlightening.


BBB Says:

Thanks Truth. I was wondering what happened. Courier made some fairly candid remarks that were let’s say not too positive about Imaz’s influence, and it was clear the relationship was over. But I wasn’t sure how it came about.

Good for Vajda. Sounds like he handled it perfectly.

Djoker was so crabby during the Edmund match that I started to wonder if he was back to his old self. In a good way.


chrisford Says:

Truth – Significant news and a great service to all of us that don’t read Slovenian.
I hope you can manage to find the time to send your alert with a summary to some other tennis-friendly media that regularly cover the sport like the New York Times, Britains “Guardian”, ESPN, and Sky.

You send the article by link I think it will pass by the top tennis reporters and since they are fascinated with the Djokovic mystery, some or all may run it and bammm! Truth takes an article Global.


Madmax Says:

Federer has withdrawn from Toronto – hardly surprising, but no thread on this breaking news.

Andy Murray to take a wild card. Go Andy! Good luck and all the best.


Wog Boy Says:

Truth always says truth.

CF, it’s Slovakian language, but Slovakians are calling it “Slovenski” and their country “Slovensko”, which is confusing for westerners since Slovakia is western name for “Slovensko” and we have another country called “Slovenia”:) he gave interview to Dominik Hrbaty and it would be nice if Truth can translate for us last Vajda’s answer about food and new diet that Gebhard Gritsch requested Nole to switch on. You can see the difference in Nole’s muscles (about 2kg of pure muscles extra) and his stamina now and just two months ago. I can understand about 80% but can’t translate.
Now it’s obvious that after Nole was rightfully dumped by Agassi and Stepanek he hit rock bottom and had to turn to real loyal friends, his old team who he sacked for objecting his new approach to life, as a real friends the were there for him but this time they had upper hand and lay the conditions, Nole didn’t have a choice but to accept them. The only member of the old team that could join them was Miljan Amanovic who started working with Raonic after he was sacked and, as my good friend said, didn’t want to bail out on Milos.

As I said, I took time out from tennis until at lest AO2019 and cannot comment on Nole’s game, but checked YT during Wimbledon few times, particularly matches with cheater Edmund and Nishikori, I liked Nole’s attitude, old Nole, rough on the edges, where he says what he thinks and behaves the same, he is not going to make any new fans by being over PC, he already has his army of fans who became his fans for who he is, keep it that way Nole, your fans love you that way who cares about whining losers.


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ “couldn’t join them” should say


AndyMira Says:

WB…Nole still applied Vegan diet?And yeah!…I can see he’s not as thin as last year WB!…Which i’m very very happy to see!…I’m also very glad that he see sense at last…Honestly..i never thought that he have the guts to get rid of Pepe…And Marko of coz..I mean,when it comes to your loved ones..It always tend to get complicated…But i’m glad Nole showed that he’s still The Boss…

And if he’s healthy & don’t have any setback or new injury…I think he will rule the Tour once again,along with Rafa,Roger[maybe]…And Andy of cozz!!


Wog Boy Says:

AM, no he is not vegan anymore, he use to claim to eat occasionally fish, though very very rare, we will never know his excatly diet today but if you read between the lines what Vajda said I am pretty sure it’s much richer than before:)
If we go back to that Swiss dietitian and what he said about Nole, everything clicked, he said that Nole need only around six weeks of normal diet and he will regain his old physical abilities.
Let’s see if Truth is going to be so kind to translate that part of interview.


AndyMira Says:

Oh!…he’s not vegan anymore??Oh thank God!…I’m really glad to hear that WB!….I’m also very happy that he listened to Vajda at last!…I guess,the needs to win again & see that Rafa & Roger still collecting trophies challenged him to do the same….

I knew he will win again WB…I knew it from 2 years back that he will find a way to win again…It’s just a matter of time…A player of his calibre won’t go away without a fight…And yeah!…I still remember what Swiss dietician said WB…Oh boy!..I’m really really glad that Nole seems on his way back to his normal self…Tho,as a Rafans..that mean bad news for us,,,hahaha…But..alls fair & square in sport…Best of luck to Nole,u & all his fans WB!!….I think it’s time for u guys to enjoy this happy moment after a very tough road way back….Idemo Nole!!


AndyMira Says:

Oh yeah WB!…This emerged yesterday…U maybe already seen this…But Nole is soooooo d@#$ cute in this vid that makes my heart melt!….

https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/videos/Novak_Djokovic/58065/sevenyearold-novak-djokovic-i-want-to-be-world-no-1-/


skeezer Says:

All of the sudden, no more hate towards Nole, WB is a fan again.
They call that “fair weather fan”.


Wog Boy Says:

Thanks AM, he is not out of the woods yet, few things fell into place this Wimbledon for Nole, like Kyrgios dropping out and few other things, but he still had to beat the best player in the world who was on fire in order to win Wimbledon. For me turning point was his match with Edmund when the beast roared out of Nole, the obnoxious London fans are to be credited for waking up that best in Nole, after that everything fell into place.
My friends who watched him, I only watched YT highlights, told me that he is not even 90% of old Nole, I trust them.


ChrisFord1 Says:

Andy Mira – In his career, H2H, Rafa has dominated all players who played more than 5 matches – except Novak. And for mysterious reasons, when Nole was #3 for 4 straight years, he always seemed to be on Nadal’s side of the draw. So they meet. Then Rafa was best in the world in 2010, his greatest year and when the Novak Domination started, I maintain Rafa was just as good as in 2010, but Version 2.0 of Djokovic was better. And on it went a see-saw battle for the win until mid-2016.
The great thing is that most of their matches are gladiator fights. Both want to win desperately. Who has the shots and Will to win when the two can be equally good?
Thanks to Rafa and all Rafa fans that created some great comments during that classic semi. Rafa played as good as he can, and deserved the win as much as Novak. But it was Djokovic’s comeback time and I wanted him on track to win titles again fighting his toughest rival.


Wog Boy Says:

Difference between cult members and fans are that cult members blindly worship their cult leader approving and accepting everything he does or says, normal fans are criticizing their favorite when they think it is right to do so.
This interview with Vajda says that us who criticized Nole were absolutely right in doing so, every one of our critics proved to be correct, Nole repented and we accepted his repentance. No hate was ever shown just criticism and disappointment, please provide proof for your insinuation.
Now go and light a candle for your cult leader, it looks like he’ll need some candles, the more the better.


AndyMira Says:

Yeah WB & CF!…very agree with everythings u guys said!…Nole surely not his best yet…I even picked Rafa in my Brackets due to his current form & momentum…But,i also knew that Nole will give his 110% best if he were to meet with Rafa…And has a big chance to defeat Rafa at Wimby too knowing that grass also his best surface & Rafa’s worst surface…And Nole was very aware of this fact…And he proved it…

But,the 1st clue that i knew Nole has a chance to grab a title at Wimby when he got to the final in London…That’s the key moment for him i think,knowing he’s got the ability to reach final there…Give him much confidence to do the same at Wimby….Btw…Wimby was turning point for Nole..And i think he will only got better going forward..in hope that he will stay fit & injury free in the future…


skeezer Says:

WB,
Sure, uh uh…whatever you say. Facts are, Novak was losing, you went bye bye.


Mystic - Willow Says:

It sounds like youve become a Novak fan now Andi Mira, and that you have switched race horses ?


Mystic - Willow Says:

Novak winning wimbledon and the first GS for two years, doesnt all of a sudden signal the second coming, and him dominating the tour again, i hope Andy is fit and raring to go come the HC swing and also that Rafa can carry on playing well for the rest of the year, personally its been nice for the last couple of years having things shared out, rather than one player dominating ….


Mystic - Willow Says:

Andi Mira Rafa didnt convert any of those set points in that third set, all ifs now but had he it couldve been a different story for Rafa, so yes when it comes to Rafa he can also be unlucky, and Novak lucky at times, we can apply that cliche to both players to suit our own emotional bias ….


AndyMira Says:

M-Willow….Hahahahahahahaha!….Somehow i knew the moment u woke up,u will took a dig on me coz of my post!Hehehehehe….Ooookay!…This my answer to soothe your raging bull inside of u sis!…

1]…Nope!..I’m not switched race horses,goates or cowes Al!….I’m still Rafan…LOVE U RAFA!!WHOOOO!!…Satified?

2]…U as a regular posters here ,u must know how i adore/respect Big 4 soooooo very much Al!…I lost count how many times i declared that i’m a big fan of The Big 4…I always will Al…They’re too special not adore/idolize…

3]…Is it wrong to give a few nice/supportive words to Novak after all what he’s going through for the past 2 years?We Rafans know it 1st hand what kind of hell he/his fans just going through….It’s hell Al!…Is it wrong too to feel happy for him/his fans after he won that battle??I thought u as a Rafans know this feelings more than anyone else Al….

4]…I also love Andy to bits…and when he come back & winning too,i also will lavished him with supportive words like i did to Novak…But why i have the feelings that it’s going to be okay if i do that to Andy…and not to Novak?At the end of the day..we’re only human Al!…We feel things on the inside…affection,compassion,tolerance,sympathy…Or if u like other word,i can give it to u as well Al….It’s called….SPORTSMANSHIP…

Ooppss!!…Sorry 4 the long post!…Hope u will have a good day Al!


AndyMira Says:

M-Willow…Rafa had many chances to win that match Al…MANY!…But,he didn’t clutch enough in key moments to take that chances…And u can’t do that when u faced top players…They will punish u…And Novak was very strong mentally that day..he’s the better player…And he deserved to win…


j-kath Says:

Andy-Mira: According to Andy, he will return for Washington – so let’s hope he does reasonably well….not only in winning a couple of matches, but remaining physically well.


j-kath Says:

Apart from the “Favourites” under discussion, I am very curious to see how well Kevin Anderson goes forward….in contrast to many other good players, he seems to need 5-setters to demonstrate his grit and determination – can he bring that same spirit into 3-setters?


AndyMira Says:

JK!…Really??That means we can see him play next week?Yesss!!…Can’t wait to see him play JK!…And yeah!…Hope he will not have any setback…And the rest will come naturally after that…Insyaallah!….C’Mon Andy!!


Madmax Says:

Skeezer,

You hit the nail on the head.

skeezer Says:
All of the sudden, no more hate towards Nole, WB is a fan again.
They call that “fair weather fan”.

July 23rd, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Fickle Fairweather. People like this are not fans. There can be no argument there. The terrible comments made by Wogboy about Novak through the whole of this year, dishing out the dirt, hating his wife, calling her names. Despicable.


Madmax Says:

how can anyone take this faker seriously.


Giles Says:

“ Few things fell into place this Wimbledon for Nole” . LMAO. They sure as hell did!
Closing the roof on a hot sunny day?? Christmas came early for joker.
#ShameOnYouWimbledone


j-kath Says:

https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Tennis_Stories/58088/jowilfried-tsonga-and-longtime-partner-noura-get-married-secretly/

Noura (in above article), is gorgeous.

Margot – the other day we mentioned Dani in connection with Grigor & his sex partner – the above article also mentions Dani (but not hiding out in Outer Mongolia) – he was getting married.!!! Congrats. to him – maybe Grigor will follow suit – and hopefully there will be no more need to perform in public???


Margot Says:

Very good news about Nole and very pleased he’s back with MV.
Thanks Truth.
Kath: dunno really, I think Gorgeous Grig has become rather too much of a playboy player for my liking. But there again, Gulbis seems to have reformed, so who knows?
Meanwhile C’mon Andy! Let’s Go!
And C’mon Geraint, you can do it!


Mystic - Willow Says:

Andi Mira not a dig just an observation, not many gave a stuff when things were the other way round and Rafa was having a hard time, where were the supportive words for him?, so i dont feel like returning the favour, still you do things your way and ill do things mine, peace hun difference of opinion is all ….


Truth Says:

When Djokovic asked Vajda to come back in March/April, Vajda took 4 days to decide. He agreed under some conditions. One of those was end of Pepe Imaz which was wanted by Becker too.
——
Second problem of Djokovic was visible at first sight. Serbian was always very slim but after the injury he came back too skinny. It was not just a sensation. One of first tasks of Vajda and physiocoach Gebhard Gritsch was to get him back to his physical top level.

„We made sure he ate enough proteins. Gebhard Gritsch intensively worked on his condition and his muscles came back really fast. Novak is the ideal prototype of top sportsman. His has athletic figure built ideally for tennis with great muscle fibers. Still, it had to be worked on. His food is vegetarian but he needed to get some animal proteins inside his body. It can’t be done without it. So he changed his food and included fish into his diet. His body got what it needed and now he is compact again. His muscles are perfect and he feels great. Right now, he is doing everything right to be champion again. We hope he will have great US Open,“ wished 53yo Slovakia coach Vajda.


Giles Says:

AM. OTT much! Lol


Truth Says:

Oh please. Djoker fans aren’t uninformed and coddled.
Fed fanboys have sadistic behavior. ESPN & forums are full o f them.
They don’t treat 22 year old players (especially a Swiss player) as “incredible ballet dancers”, “men of integrity” & “best sportsmanship award winners” year after year, when they don’t deserve that cringeworthy crap shoved down everyone’s (including a kid’s) throat.
If you’re a fairweather Fed fan, you fake being surprised and happy about Djoker good traits. Of course, it’d be different if Fed were losing many Slams like before in addition to watching Djoker closely (as well as being even more jealous, really old & stupid like John McEnroe).

Nadal is respectable (mostly when he loses his ego/stamina in Djoker matches), but he said “how would Djokovic play if he was injured like me?” The “Spanish Bull” also said he had no idea that Djoker had trouble breathing when Djoker let Fed have his many cakewalk draws years ago.
He gave Fedal more cakewalks recently then the hate trolls bragged that Djoker got “destroyed by the new guys”, as if Djoker was overrated and bowed down to by the media & ex-players for 18-20 years.
Nadal was always playing the Federer pal on tv, with Fed giggling in a contrived manner by him, but Nadal had no clue who Djoker was OR what he suffered he? Hard to imagine.
The ex and current US players love Djoker but rabid murray fans pretend Djoker has only small fan groups.
Don’t act like Nadal & Fed are superior moral people.
F e d is no sportsmanship award hero. What a joke.
Fed fans complain about djoker domination but they felt embarrassed when that sneaky 🕵️‍♀️Roddick was mentioned next to “the elderly Fed”. Lmao🤔🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


Humble Rafa Says:

Like me, the Wimbledon roof also has a twitter handle and is very funny. You can talk to it, it is very nice. Ask her any questions or give it compliments.


Truth Says:

Q: What were you working on the most?

„We focused on details. Mainly serve and return. I would like to appreciate the work of whole team: Gebhard Gritsch, Elena Cappellaro, Edoardo Astaldi, Ulyses Badio ane me. I am very satisfied because we didn’t expect success to come that early. By winning Wimbledon Novak confirmed he is a great master of the sport.“

Q: On Wimbledon press conference Djokovič mentioned your phone call where he asked you to return. He said you accepted that night. What were you doing when he called and did you really decide that fast?

„It wasn’t that night. Novak called me after his loss to Benoit Paire in Miami. He called me from Domincan Republic. He took vacation with his family after 2 years. I was at home that night. We spoke for 1 hour. He was full of doubts. Novak asked me what I thought about his tennis. He was not sure how his game should look like. He was not sure how his team should be like, having in Andre Agassi and Radek Štěpánek that time. He told me he got an idea of having me back in his team. He had a feeling he can’t find the right team. He was comparing the past with the present moment. He knew how 100% should be like but he couldn’t get there. We finished the call at that moment and I took 4 days to decide..“

Q: What was happening during those 4 days?

„I was thinking about it. My whole family helped me to decide. My closest told me they wanted to see Novak back on top. They helped me to accept it. I was out of top tennis for a year, even I got many offers, I rejected them because I didn’t feel ready for the job yet. It would be hard to train anybody after Novak. I saw and achieved everything that was possible in tennis. Year without tennis was good for me, I recharged..“

Q: You were coming back to a player that you had great success with. For a big part it was thanks to you that Djokovic is 4th best player in history already based on GS count. Was there some bitterness in you because of what happened last year? You said back then you were surprised by Novak ending the co-operation.

„No, no bitterness at all, more like relief. After decades of tennis life I finally rested from the hard tennis program. Being a coach is not easy and I needed the rest. On the other side I really thought maybe Novak needed something new and that Agassi and Stepanek could help him find it.“

Q: Why it didn’t work out between them?

„I spoke to Radek couple of times and I could see he really wanted to understand Novak. He and Andre really did all they could and maybe they were on the right place but in wrong time. Due to health problems Novak was not in a good place. He wanted the co-operation to work out but it didn’t suit him nor them. Already during that first phone call from Dominican Republic he suggested that Agassi’s American mentality is different to our Slavic mentality. That time he realised what it was like with me before. He started to realize it would be hard for him to find a coach that would understand his mentality..“

Q: You mentioned hard work that you require. It is know about you that you also bring humour into training. Was it important to bring back humour and fun into Djokovic’s training routine?

„Of course. You can’t be dead serious. I was surpised how nicely welcomed I was by Novak’s opponents and coaches. During Monte Carlo tournament they all were greeting me, gugging me. It really made me happy and I appreciated it a lot. The same they shwon to Novak. They wished him to come back to top. He did it really quickly. There is saying, how long you are out of circuit, the same time you need to come back to your old level. He was out for 7 months but won Wimbledon after 13 weeks since our co-operation started.“

Q: Which coaches welcomed you back the most kindly?

„FOr example Thierry van Cleemput from David Goffin, coach of Dominic Thiem Günther Bresnik or coach of Dimitrov Dani Vallverdu. This welcoming really helped me because at the beginning I didn’t know how Novak would react to me and if my return won’t be difficult. I didn’t know if the chemistry was still there after he went to search for something better. It was all good in the end and Novak started to improve.“

Q: Novak’s father likes you a lot and you are very popular in Serbia…

„I have to mention how his family accepted me. They take me as part of family, the open up to me. I talked not only to Novak, but to his wife Jelena too. Talking to all family members was great impulse for me. They assured me that whole family supported Novak’s return to top and will do everything for it. You could see that in Wimbledon. It was very important for Novak.“


Truth Says:

With Djokovic you attended the “Dinner Champions” after the Wimbledon title. What told you about it?

Vajda: “It was a beautiful dinner. Both champions and Pogratulovali. Novak and the winner of the female singles Angelique Kerberová have traditionally also danced together. Then everyone had his speech. Novak said that he owed his great strength to his family and thanks to it he could convince himself that he had it. In this speech he very nicely thanked me too. He said that I deserve this title too, because I helped him very much. I really appreciate it, it was a big satisfaction for me. I carried a wonderful memory from there. “


Giles Says:

Reading, fat Vajda told joker to “ finish with Lmaz and start eating fish again”. LMAO . I guess that helped him togetherwith the closed roof to win Wimbledone!


skeezer Says:

For Nole fans,
Pretty much explains things;
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlbXpbqA7i0/


Mystic - Willow Says:

Nothing to do with the wife, the guru, lack of confidence blah, blah, it could just be possible that other players were better than he was ….


Truth Says:

He sucks so bad yet you’re still talking about him. Fed DIDN’T win Slams until Djoker had family issues and mental illness.

Fed DIDN’T win a slam after 11 cakewalks then cried about being old and horribly injured. He of course, said it was the vulnerable Djoker and Nadal struggling terribly on tour! Not him, the genius!

Djoker won masters, year end championships & 6 Slams while having injury and diet/weight problems.
Andy Murray broke a nail and lost all his Slams.
Fed lost yet another Slam match point but since the draw was so easy, he managed to play 5 sets vs. ANDERSON. Real South African GOAT!


ChrisFord1 Says:

Sorry Giles, when a match is interrupted, when possible, the ATP specifies the conditions should be as close to they were on court when play stops. As a night game, windless conditions helped a flat shot hitter more than super topspin. Nadal’s shots and margins are less effected by wind and he gets a higher bounce when the sun is out.

Of course!, Djokovic wanted a continuation as it was when the match started, roof closed, as the ATP rules specify. A deviation whould require both players to buy in. And of course! Djokovic knows that Nadal has a horrible record indoors.It ain’t rocket science Giles.

It gets funny when Nadal advocates change, because of course he proposes change that will benefit him. He proposes that several tournaments after Wimbledon be changed to clay from hardcourt, Australia Open needs to change as plexi-cushion is not as good a surface as clay to have that Slam in. The big thing about the Championships, for the good of the sport, (of course!) be moved from London to somewhere in Latin America with clay courts. Have Uncle Toni complain that the shot clock penalizes the smarter players like Rafa who think harder and longer between points on serve.


skeezer Says:

Some here always post negativity anyone who is a threat to their fav.
#littleknownfacts


AndyMira Says:

M-Willow….Ohh!….I am sooo sorry u feel that way Al!…I’m so sorry for the bitterness that u have inside of u….And i respect your view very much Al,if u don’t want to return the favour..then it’s your right to do so Al….We’re free to do whatever we want…

” still you do things your way and ill do things mine”…Yeahh!!..That’s what i did until u choose to ‘teased’ me!Hahaha..You’re the one who ‘teased’ me first u know!…I’m just answer your teasing Al!….

Giles…OTT?Okay Boss!Whatever u say….But,i’m blogging here for 4 years now…I’m very surprised u still can’t figure me out Giles….I’m not like most Rafans…I’m different….Veryyyyy different…..


Okiegal Says:

@AM…….. Is Novak your new fav??


AndyMira Says:

Awwwww!..Miss Okie!!….NOT U TOO???…But to satisfy your curiosity…Here’s my list okay Big Boss?

1]….RAFA!!!!!
2]….Andy…
3]….Novak..
4]….Roger…

I am allowed to adore other Big 3 right?


Okiegal Says:

@AM….. I guess you can…. but let’s not get carried away!! Lol You don’t talk this nice about Rafa……. confused???


AndyMira Says:

Miss Okie…I don’t talk this nice about Rafa?On TX or FB?Or TG?Now or ever?


Okiegal Says:

AM …..Here’s my list:
Rafa
Rafa
Rafa
Rafa……… and if Andy is healthy and playing…I follow him should Rafa go out…..Now that’s how I roll!! 🤠🤠


Okiegal Says:

@AM…… Our private chats…….


AndyMira Says:

Miss Okie…U mean,when i criticized Rafa on his slow play?His lack of confidence sometimes?His nerves?


AndyMira Says:

Miss Okie 11:25pm…That is one of our differences!hahahaha….


Margot Says:

For heaven’s sake, is Andy Mira suddenly “not a good enough fan?” Hope this is just “teasing.”
Enough already.


Truth Says:

Many Murray fanatics are just upset that more casual sport fans & players prefer to chat with & watch Djoker than Fed. The propaganda isn’t so lit up as in 2005, and nasty fights with Fed floons aren’t happening so It’s so “boring”.


j-kath Says:

Andy-Mira is doing OK – she only made one mistake – she needs to reverse 1st and 2nd place on her list of 4 favourites ….(smiley face)…..


AndyMira Says:

Awwww!..Thank u M!…Love u!!..

For my fellow Rafans that i love & respect very much…Allow me to have this differences than what u’ve got in your heart & mind…This is who i am…


AndyMira Says:

JK!….Hahahaha….No 2 always very special for me too…


Margot Says:

AM: Good job Kath and RZ don’t demand that kind of unswerving loyalty in the “Fellowship of Magical Murray Maniacs” or I would’ve been chucked out on my ear yoinks ago.


AndyMira Says:

M!….Hahahahahahaha…Yeah!!Hehehehehe….Full full credit to JK & RZ!


AndyMira Says:

But M…I gotta say,i feel ‘loved’ & ‘cared’,even tho my backside feel a little bit sore & full of foot print too!Hehehe….


Giles Says:

AM. What happened to your backside? Did somebody give you a good kicking? Lol. 😉


Mystic - Willow Says:

Andi Mira no offence meant hun, just dont agree with your post is all ….


AndyMira Says:

Giles…Hehehe…Yeaahhh Boss!!…

M-Willow…Oh!..that’s alright Will!…I don’t feel offended at all…I understand…Don’t worry k?


BBB Says:

The fans are more partisan than the players themselves. Good grief.

Look, Rafa plays on a court that’s already been named after him. I find that kind of absurd – wait until he’s retired. But it’s not his fault, he’s not obliged to skip matches on that court because it might hurt the other guy’s feelings.

I happen to hold Murray in very high regard. Indeed, I think he is the most sportsmanlike player on the tour. He applauds others’ good shots; if a ball is in he says so; he shows up at matches where others have withdrawn to mitigate the fans’ disappointment; and so on.

That does make me less of a Djoker fan.


Truth Says:

The other forums banned everyone except people who spoke 1 or 2 sentences. Most Fedal floons were kept because those forums would’ve been empty for years during Djoker’s improving results. That was pretty bad, especially when US tennis wasn’t even on the news.


Tennisfansince1976 Says:

@chrisford I checked the draws of all the grand slam tournaments from 2008 through 2011. Djokovic was in Federer’s half of the draw 14 out of 16 times. Only 2 times in Nadal’s draw. Both times at the French. Out of the 14 times in Federer’s half the match was made 7 times with Fed winning 3 to 4 for Djokovic. For the 2 Nadal draws the match was made once in 2008 with Nadal winning. So your implication that draws were rigged for Fed doesn’t doesn’t hold up at all at least for grand slam tournaments.


Tennisfansince1976 Says:

And as for masters 1000 tourneys from 2008 to 2011 for all tournaments where all three are entered and Federer and Nadal were not in the same half. djoko and Nadal were in the same half of the 12 times. Djoko was in Fed’s half 11 times. So not much of a disparity. Out of the 12 the match was made 5 times. Out of the 11 6 times.


Madmax Says:

Truth Says:
Oh please. Djoker fans aren’t uninformed and coddled.
Fed fanboys have sadistic behavior. ESPN & forums are full o f them.

Truth, you mean fake, right?

You are coming across a bit like a fanatic. Are you on the right website? Seems like propaganda to me. Relax a bit, won’t you?

We are in a golden age of tennis, not a campaign on what to eat and what not to eat.

Weird.


j-kath Says:

Truth @3.14 SAYS:

“Many Murray fanatics are just upset that more casual sport fans & players prefer to chat with & watch Djoker than Fed.”

I’d like to be introduced to “Murray fanatics” as I don’t know any. All I know is that he has 3 fans on most posts: Margo, RZ and myself. And, as Andy hasn’t played for approx. a year it is difficult to watch him.
….So????????


j-kath Says:

BBB: Appreciate your comment re. Andy. Taa much.


BBB Says:

He’s a mensch.


Margot Says:

Don’t you just love people who know your own mind? No.


j-kath Says:

ttps://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Andy_Murray/58180/world-no-838-andy-murray-jokes-about-ranking-position-i-am-proud-/

Murray is ranked no. 838 as he heads off to Washington.


AndyMira Says:

Yeah JK!…Hehehehe…Andy is reallyyyy funny!!….But,what’s more funnier is that,when he said something,he said it with his deadpan face!…And he didn’t even try to be funny!…But,he always succeed to make us laugh!!…hehehe….He’s awesome!!

Oh!…Bout his ranking…The key for him is to be healthy,insyaallah his ranking will improve in no time…Let’s hope[for me pray] that he will stay healthy for the rest of the year & forward…C’mon Andy!!…U can do it!!


j-kath Says:

AndyMira: If we can’t laugh we’d cry – so we’ll go with Andy’s deadpan face (and the so-called British tight upper lip)and keep Every thing crossed.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Breaking news next year will be David Ferrers last year on tour ….


rognadfan Says:

Nole’s comeback was an amazing feat, to even the one who prefer others to him. Only bad thing about Nole wining Slam again was some of the notorious haters, calling themselves fans, cropping back up on TX again after about 2 years. One is already terrorising.


AndyMira Says:

Hmmm…yes JK!…definitely!….

M-Willow…Yes…Ferrer & Youzhny soon…Can’t imagine my life would be when it’s time for Rafa to announce his…


j-kath Says:

Rafa’s only a year older than Novak and Andy – I’d give him another 3 years minimum…..the “younger generation” are still not consistently great….”be still A-M’s beating heart”.


Madmax Says:

J-Kath,

If I can add to this, it does not matter about their age – I know that we have disagreed about this in past conversations, but you seem to forget the fact that Rafa turned professional, only 3 years later than Federer, (2003) Murray turned professional in 2005 and Novak, again, turned professional in 2003 – personally, I go from these dates and it seems that Rafa and Novak together, having turned professional at the same time, are more ‘on the same page’, Andy coming along 2 years later, so when people talk about this generational gap, there really isn’t much of one in my opinion.

Perhaps between Federer and Andy – 5 years but even that can be argued as much closer than it seems due to the players they have all competed against, around that time.

To my knowledge, though right my wrong, Andy has not played either Sampras or Agassi, but he has played Leyton Hewitt, (from a different era) and we know that Rafa has played Hewitt 7 times, that Roger has beaten Hewitt 18 times, Novak has played Hewitt 6 times – so we can say all part of a ‘similar’ era – Federer is not standing alone playing these ‘previous generational players’.

Not only that, remember Marat Safin, Fed beat him 10 times, Rafa played him twice, Novak played him twice and lost to him twice (!), Murray played him once and lost to him – so these players of yonder year, were still in the lives of our current golden age of tennis greats. Their age does not matter here when you think of it this way.

Murray played Roddick 11 times, that’s huge. Federer played Roddick, 24 times, Rafa played Roddick 10 times, Novak played him 9 times – so they have all competed players from the previous era of tennis.


j-kath Says:

Yawn.


Mystic - Willow Says:

Andi Mira but its not Rafa, so im not pushing him off to the retirement home, when plenty of none fans are always quick enough, and cant wait to do that hun ….


Madmax Says:

j-kath Says:
Yawn.

July 26th, 2018 at 6:09 pm

J-kath, why so?


Madmax Says:

M-Willow,

Thanks for the breaking news. David Ferrer has always been a fantastic player, never giving up, he doesn’t look 37 years and he will be 38 when he ‘leaves’. What a decision that is!


Daniel Says:

So glad to see Murray back on court, but he is struggling big time with his serve. Some barely hitting the top of the net. His toss seems off also.


Mira Andi Says:

Daniel…Really?Why do u think Andy struggle like this?Is it nervousness?


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