Tennis Thred 2018

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#121

Always thought he’d be a great pundit, seems genuinely nerdy about the sport


#122

He’s going to be a really interesting commentator, only with a really boring voice. Sort of like John Lloyd only with some knowledge of tennis.


#123

Novak - Kei has been fun so far, pretty lame that the BBC are showing Federer over it


#124

I guess Federer not being on Centre Court becomes enough of a story that he’s now the centre of attention…


#125

obv it’s about popularity and Fed is by far the most popular player but he definitely gets excessive levels of preferential treatment
Novak - Kei and Rafa - Delpo is a great Centre Court lineup imo


#126

They make no bones about it. Federer is who the majority want to see, so they show him at every opportunity. The BBC Wimbledon coverage isn’t and never has been for tennis fans, it’s for the British public who happen to watch a bit of tennis for two weeks a year.

And personally I’m not that peeved about that. It’s no excuse for continuing to employ goobers like Inverdale and Lloyd, but it does serve the public, and the fact that we can now watch most courts online means I’ve spent quite a lot of the last week and a half watching my laptop, while the telly has football on mute.


#127

Have we had Murray commentary yet?

Also I want to hear about @DarwinBabe’s evening at the tournament.


#128

yeah doesn’t bother me that much, got the other match on eurosport anyway but without commentary for some reason.
been really good this, would be a proper smash and grab if Nishikori pulls it off. has faced pressure on a load of service games and won his only 2 BPs


#129

Djokovic holds from 0-40, hope extinguished


#130

That’s a vintage Nole thing to do. Did he have his eyes shut on any of the points?

Was rather struck yesterday by how unaffectedly respectful Murray was about him. Just goes to show, for all the on-court rivalries they all know and admire just how good the others are.


#131

Ooh Kev’s breakened!


#132

Yeah, used to be a lot of needle between Federer & Djokovic, and Fed & Murray clearly never used to like eachother but think they’ve all mellowed out these days


#133

switched over when Kei started to tail off, seems to be making a match of it


#134

here we go! Anderson has always been my favourite of the servebots


#135

Getting excited despite

  1. He’s still not going to win
  2. I’d still prefer Federer to win
  3. Anderson v Raonic/Isner…
  4. Anderson winning still wouldn’t rescue me anything other than pride in my competition

#136

yeah that 3rd point might swing it the other way for me too
Murray’s on commentary for Rafa - Delpo btw
this was a reply to @colinfilth


#137

Federer OUT
not too happy about that half of the draw now, really enjoyed the stunned quiet of the crowd though


#138


good patter


#139

It’s Cotter he’s co-commentating with isn’t it? I’d have liked to hear him alongside one of the ones that gets confused by tiebreaks.

Wouldn’t it just be great if Federer and Nadal both went out on the same day?


#140

Wish I hadn’t picked both Roger and Kev in the picking game…