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RE: 2017 ATP General News
I take vacation days lol. Off all next week and going to Riga where my wife is from. I don't believe in the idea of taking sick days because you can. I think it's dishonest and lame. If you're not sick, you shouldn't take them 'cos what happens is you get landed with the work of some work colleague who couldn't be bothered going to work and end up doing 3 people's work instead. Not right.
18-Mar-2017 02:53 PM
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(18-Mar-2017 02:16 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  with everybody skipping MIA, we could end up w/ a nextgen star winning it

..............such as Roger Lolz

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
Has Fed ever done the sunshine double?
18-Mar-2017 09:50 PM
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(18-Mar-2017 09:50 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Has Fed ever done the sunshine double?

Yes, more than once; in 2005 and 2006.

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(18-Mar-2017 09:53 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(18-Mar-2017 09:50 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Has Fed ever done the sunshine double?

Yes, more than once; in 2005 and 2006.

Never on the blue court. I'd hope though.

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
I guess a holiday from his love of tennis worked wonders for Roger.

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
During the broadcast of IW´s final, commentators were talking about Soderling and one of them said he was seen on some University in Florida practicing for an ATP comeback.
21-Mar-2017 09:12 AM
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
^ That would really be something if it's true. He's looking around the tour and sees the disarray. He's thinking if Andy the pusher can win slams and be #1, why not me?
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(21-Mar-2017 08:46 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  ^ That would really be something if it's true. He's looking around the tour and sees the disarray. He's thinking if Andy the pusher can win slams and be #1, why not me?

In WTA, after seeing Kim coming back and succeeding, Justine also came back, but could not do anything.

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(21-Mar-2017 09:36 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(21-Mar-2017 08:46 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  ^ That would really be something if it's true. He's looking around the tour and sees the disarray. He's thinking if Andy the pusher can win slams and be #1, why not me?

In WTA, after seeing Kim coming back and succeeding, Justine also came back, but could not do anything.

Haha, so true! We watched the Serena-Henin match in Miami live in 2008 when Serena bagelled Justine in the second set; Henin retired shortly afterwards while still ranked #1.

I remember some stupid reporter (can't remember where, and can't find it right now) asking Federer whether maybe that was the right thing to do and whether he was thinking about doing it too! I hope that idiot feels very, very stupid now, 9 years later and Fed is still going strong ...
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(21-Mar-2017 09:12 AM)mrzz Wrote:  During the broadcast of IW´s final, commentators were talking about Soderling and one of them said he was seen on some University in Florida practicing for an ATP comeback.

is it a joke ? he's retired for ages and his famous "come back" nevers happened...so in 2017 ? i don't buy that even if I liked him a lot
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(22-Mar-2017 08:31 AM)isabelle Wrote:  is it a joke ? he's retired for ages and his famous "come back" nevers happened...so in 2017 ? i don't buy that even if I liked him a lot

Not a joke (at least from my part).
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(22-Mar-2017 07:01 AM)mightyjeditribble Wrote:  
(21-Mar-2017 09:36 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(21-Mar-2017 08:46 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  ^ That would really be something if it's true. He's looking around the tour and sees the disarray. He's thinking if Andy the pusher can win slams and be #1, why not me?

In WTA, after seeing Kim coming back and succeeding, Justine also came back, but could not do anything.

Haha, so true! We watched the Serena-Henin match in Miami live in 2008 when Serena bagelled Justine in the second set; Henin retired shortly afterwards while still ranked #1.

I remember some stupid reporter (can't remember where, and can't find it right now) asking Federer whether maybe that was the right thing to do and whether he was thinking about doing it too! I hope that idiot feels very, very stupid now, 9 years later and Fed is still going strong ...
Refresh my memory..Did Henin retire or comeback from an injury
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(22-Mar-2017 02:54 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(22-Mar-2017 07:01 AM)mightyjeditribble Wrote:  
(21-Mar-2017 09:36 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  In WTA, after seeing Kim coming back and succeeding, Justine also came back, but could not do anything.

Haha, so true! We watched the Serena-Henin match in Miami live in 2008 when Serena bagelled Justine in the second set; Henin retired shortly afterwards while still ranked #1.

I remember some stupid reporter (can't remember where, and can't find it right now) asking Federer whether maybe that was the right thing to do and whether he was thinking about doing it too! I hope that idiot feels very, very stupid now, 9 years later and Fed is still going strong ...
Refresh my memory..Did Henin retire or comeback from an injury

Henin retired when she was #1. After few years when she saw that Kim could come out of child birth and win USO, Justine came back from retirement, but was unsuccessful and folded again soon.

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RE: 2017 ATP General News
(22-Mar-2017 04:15 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(22-Mar-2017 02:54 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(22-Mar-2017 07:01 AM)mightyjeditribble Wrote:  Haha, so true! We watched the Serena-Henin match in Miami live in 2008 when Serena bagelled Justine in the second set; Henin retired shortly afterwards while still ranked #1.

I remember some stupid reporter (can't remember where, and can't find it right now) asking Federer whether maybe that was the right thing to do and whether he was thinking about doing it too! I hope that idiot feels very, very stupid now, 9 years later and Fed is still going strong ...
Refresh my memory..Did Henin retire or comeback from an injury

Henin retired when she was #1. After few years when she saw that Kim could come out of child birth and win USO, Justine came back from retirement, but was unsuccessful and folded again soon.
Thanks GSM..I recall Henin 2.0 now
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RE: 2017 ATP General News
She apparently retired due to an elbow injury after the comeback but there were strong allegations of a failed test.
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Murray in doubt for DC tie vs France (tennis elbow)
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(23-Mar-2017 08:47 AM)isabelle Wrote:  Murray in doubt for DC tie vs France (tennis elbow)

I'm shocked! You mean that stupid defensive way of playing is finally taking its toll! Puzzled No No Rolleyes Cover

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(23-Mar-2017 08:00 AM)Front242 Wrote:  She apparently retired due to an elbow injury after the comeback but there were strong allegations of a failed test.

I wonder what could "strong allegations" actually mean (you know I am asking this purely out of curiosity, not to dispute your post).

[Edit]: P.S. Forget it (it is WTA, I don´t care).
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Congrats Tsonga!!!

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