Ross Andrew Hemphill

2017 Tennis Thread

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All 4 signals finalists are aged 30 or over for the 1st time

V. Williams 36

S. Williams 35

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R. Federer 35

R. Nadal 30

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Feel like you gone back in time in regards to tennis. Wonder if anybody put a bet on another Nadal V Fed and a Williams Sisters single's finals at the aussie open

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So much admiration for the Williams sisters, great to see them in a final again, and probably the best one they've played. 

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Serena Williams beats sister Venus 6-4 6-4 to win a record 23rd Gland Slam singles titles

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One set all now .. Federer v Nadal.

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2nd set to Rafa 6-3

Could go all the way this one

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Looking like it'll be a 5 set thriller .. not bad from the 'old' men, lol.  

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Federer wins the Australian open

6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3

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Grand Slam Number 18 - Greatest of all time. 

I feared in their old age we might see lower quality than old but god that was an enjoyable match.

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Davis Cup.  Canada v Grt Britain.

Andy Murray is rested and not playing. Milos Raonic is injured.

After first day it is 1 - 1

 

Kyle Edmund lost to an injured Vasek Pospisil as Great Britain and Canada ended day one of their Davis Cup World Group tie level at 1-1 in Ottawa.

Briton Dan Evans beat 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-3 6-4 before Pospisil upset Edmund 6-4 6-1 7-6 (7-3).

Pospisil, ranked 86 places below Edmund at 133rd in the world, overcame a leg injury to level the best-of-five tie.

Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot are scheduled to face Daniel Nestor and Pospisil in Saturday's doubles contest (BBC 6pm)

 

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Yay, very well done Inglot and J. Murray, winners in the doubles 3 sets to 1.

One win tomorrow in the singles and GB win overall.

B.  :clap:

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Dan Evans loses

Going to a decider

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bit like Nalbandian at queens, was a temper but unintentionally hurt an official, 

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Yes, I left the match at 2 sets up to Kyle Edmund and was surprised to see this morning how it ended .
Looked a painful 'shiner' for the umpire .. ouch.

(I remember 'Tiger' Tim Henman being defaulted at Wimbledon back in 1995 for a similar angry outburst .. hit a ball girl with a

misfired ball.)

Anyway, glad to see team GB through to the Quarter Finals to play France, away, in April.

B. :)

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Well done GB ladies ..  :clap:

Great Britain qualified for the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs with a 2-1 victory over Croatia.

The tie was decided in the final doubles contest, with Johanna Konta and Heather Watson beating Ana Konjuh and Darija Jurak 4-6 6-4 6-3.

Earlier, British number two Watson beat Donna Vekic 6-2 6-4 to give GB the lead in Tallinn, Estonia.

But leading Briton Konta lost 6-4 6-3 to Konjuh in the following singles match as the tie went to a decider.

Captain Anne Keothavong said she was "absolutely ecstatic" with her team's victory.

B. :)

 

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GB ladies play Romania away April 22nd - 23rd. Looking forward to it, could be a tough one.

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All Swiss final at Indian Wells with Federer yet to even be broken. 

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Murray Injured

World number one Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's Miami Open because of an injury to his right elbow.

A lacklustre Murray lost to Canadian world number 129 Vasek Pospisil in the second round at Indian Wells last week.

The 29-year-old Briton, who won in Florida in 2009 and 2013, said: "The focus is on getting ready for the clay-court season. Apologies to the fans, it's one of my favourite tournaments."

He will be replaced in the draw by world number 136 Taylor Fritz.

Murray could return to action in next month's Davis Cup quarter-final against France, which is due to begin on 7 April on an indoor clay court in Rouen.

He indicated last month that he expected to play in the tie after missing the 3-2 victory over Canada in the World Group first round.

 

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0nly Indian Wells, but well done to Federer winning title! never dropped a set or his serve, everytime he has won this event, he has gone on to win Wimbledon

can Federer win Wimb '17? tough I know with players like Kyrgios and Raonic

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