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    I Don't Claim To Be An Avid Follower Of Any Sport...

    But even I can see that Wimbledon has taken an unusual turn today.

    Out today: Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki.

    That added to Rafael Nadal going out makes for a memorable championship [and it is only Wednesday of the first week!]
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    I follow tennis... and Murray's chances have definitely improved.

    The complaints about slippery courts could be down to either players who aren't used to grass as the regulars don't seem to have as many problems... or maybe the younger players aren't wearing appropriate shoes.

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    That Federer match was great. Some good, old fashioned, elegant tennis with some really classy, deft shots. So nice to see a serve, volley match, rather than the usual baseline 'wham bam' game!

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    I forgot to mention in my original post the loss of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

    What a day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post

    The complaints about slippery courts could be down to either players who aren't used to grass as the regulars don't seem to have as many problems... or maybe the younger players aren't wearing appropriate shoes.
    Have to say I wondered the same thing. I can't imagine the courts are any different this year and they have always been somewhat slippery in the first week. Perhaps they haven't had so much practice on grass this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    ... or maybe the younger players aren't wearing appropriate shoes.
    I know he isn't one of the younger players you are referring to here but wasn't Roger Federer told that he couldn't use his shoes of choice this year because they had orange soles [or something?]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I know he isn't one of the younger players you are referring to here but wasn't Roger Federer told that he couldn't use his shoes of choice this year because they had orange soles [or something?]
    I don't think RF was one of the players slipping on the court though.

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    Rog didn't slip. He just wasn't playing well enough I thought he would retire at the end of last season, but sadly he didn't.

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    In his press conference, Leyton Hewitt said the courts are always slippery during week one. I think part of the problem is that players are pushing themselves to the limits to get to the ball. If you are at absolute full stretch and you slip, then chances are it will hurt.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Stakhovsky v Federer match. There must have been a new record for the number of autographs signed. His wife's not bad either

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    or maybe the younger players aren't wearing appropriate shoes.
    I don't know, young people today ay?? Twas ever thus!!

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    I'm an avid follower of tennis, but, in my honest opinion, just a bad day for them all. Only Nadal and Djok can rival Fed, and vice versa, versa. I absolutely despise Murray. His attitude and just generally the way he talks on and off the pitch is enough for anyone to throw a racket to his head.

    Sharapova (oo lala) and Wozniacks match i missed, but a shocker non the less!

    Tsonga is a great future prospect for tennis, and has nice humor. Feel sorry for anyone going out with a injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    I absolutely despise Murray.
    Oh for goodness sake - how on earth can you "despise" someone you don't even know? Do you even know what the word actually means?

    *edit - content deleted. No point at all. Tired of this sort of thing. I am retiring, with injury...
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    I am retiring, with injury
    C'mon you big girl's blouse. Stick an icepack on it and get back out there. I remember one of Borg's first Wimbledon finals. He'd strained a stomach muscle and between points he had to give the area a liberal dose of freezer spray. 1976 against Nastase I think. Chris Evert won the Ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    C'mon you big girl's blouse. Stick an icepack on it and get back out there. I remember one of Borg's first Wimbledon finals. He'd strained a stomach muscle and between points he had to give the area a liberal dose of freezer spray. 1976 against Nastase I think. Chris Evert won the Ladies.
    Well. I certainly WEAR a girl's blouse..given that I am a girl, and all....but "big"? I take exception to that..You CANNOT be serious!!!!

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    Pftt, tennis. Still over the agonising pain of the Boston Bruins losing the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. Eurgh,



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