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Running tennis thread 2021

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by da man, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Shame a kid as good as Sinner has to be out in the first round after such a strong performance against a big-time player. I guess the early loss will hurt his ranking, and it shouldn't. He should be a seeded player, soon if not now.
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Interesting exchange between Shapovalov and the chair umpire, who refused Shapovalov's request for a bathroom break between the fourth and fifth sets.

    “What happens if I go? Do I get a fine? I don’t care. What do you mean I can’t go? Are you going to disqualify me? I have to pee!”

    “I’m going to piss my pants. I’m going to piss in a bottle. You guys are not allowing players to piss? I don’t understand this rule.”

    After the match:
    “I’ve got the smallest bladder ever, so I literally got to take a piss every set. It’s difficult, especially when you’re on that court for so long. Before the match I’m trying to hydrate as much as possible. So yeah, I gotta pee.”
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Isn't there a break already built in before a fifth set?
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    That isn't going to help the women too much.
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  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    1. Shapavalov is a woman? Then she's in the wrong draw.

    b. I think there's also a break before the third set.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Players are allowed two breaks per five-set match. BUT he also had called a medical timeout to receive treatment on his shoulder, and players are not allowed to leave the court while waiting for that help to arrive.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Ooops. My fuck up.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Defending women’s champion Kenin looked lost and scared in an ugly loss to Kaia Kanepi.
  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    She got her ass kicked. Not great Bob.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Andreescu looked just as bad in her loss, at least had an excuse — she hadn’t played in a tournament in more than a year.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Player who beat Andreescu is actually a fun player to watch. Hsieh Su-wei is 35 years old, a master of drop shots, slices, lobs and angles.

    They call her "The Wizard," basically the female version of former French player Fabrice Santoro ("The Magician"). A player who just gives her opponents fits by being so different.

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