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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22864 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Normally I wouldn't start tennis threads, but I'm watching the Hewitt/Baghdatis match (just ended - Hewitt won), and what a match it was.

Baghdatis was down and out in the 4th set, but stuck in it, got it to a tiebreak, won it, fought Hewitt bitterly through several match points, but finally succumbed after 4 hours and 45 minutes of play.

Even if you're a casual tennis fan, it's hard to get much better than that.


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User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Yea, I'm not in to cricket..........

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12139 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting Mir (Thread starter):
but finally succumbed after 4 hours and 45 minutes of play.

Not only that....but it was on TV live. Which means the match ended just past 4:30 AM in Melbourne.

Baghdatis had a smile on his face up to the very end, which was nice to see. He had tears in his eyes as he walked off the court.

Currently watching some of a replay of the Federer-Tipsarevic match.

I'm watching Jeopardy. The category is worst Madonna songs. "This one from 1987 is terrible".
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

I only watch the women. I loved the Sharapova/Vesnina match the other night. Two very cute Russians! Oh yea the tennis was good too.

User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Did anyone watch the match last night between Federer and Tipsarevic? Awesome match, I think the 49th ranked Serb did an excellent job. 6-7 7-6 5-7 6-1 10-8 Federer had something 42 aces.

User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

All I can say is YEAH!!! Go Nole!

Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

I was hoping that this would be a double triumph for both Serbian players in the finals (Ivanovic in the Ladies final and Djokovic in the Men's final) and was a bit disappointed when Sharapova won. But at least Djokovic won the Men's final, though still, credit to the challenger who came out of nowhere to knock out loads of favourites on the way to the final.

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