The New and Improved Tennis Thread

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  1. SC

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    Surprised she’s that nervous here to start. Has to settle in, as Serena’s been destroying second serves on return
     
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  2. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah very shocked at me. I thought by now in her career she wouldn't get the nerves against Serena
     
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  3. SC

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  4. Wendel Clark

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    There we go Naomi
     
  5. Wendel Clark

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    Lot of errors both players
     
  6. SC

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    Big service game here.
     
  7. Wendel Clark

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    Well this is more the match I expected
     
  8. Wendel Clark

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    Naomi on straight fire right now

    When she plays like this, nobody can touch her
     
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  9. SC

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    Finally some life there from Serena. May be too late.
     
  10. Wendel Clark

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    Well where the fuck did this game come from
     
  11. SC

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    Well well
     
  12. Sub-Zero

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  13. Wendel Clark

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    LAWD that backhand
     
  14. SC

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    What the fuck is that angle on Naomi’s backhand? My god it’s unfair
     
  15. SC

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    Awful service game when she needed her best. Story of the match.
     
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  17. The Banks

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    Hope they don’t bring back the line judges. Why use an archaic slower system when technology allows you to get it right the first time. Baseball should take notes and I hope hockey develops it too.
     
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  18. bro

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    Damn. Went from a nail biter to a blowout real fast
     
  19. Wendel Clark

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    When Naomi plays her top level, its so much fun.
     
  20. Sub-Zero

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    Because tennis challenges were fun.

    Hockey is tough because I'd imagine the cameras can't always see the puck. Baseball seems more logical.
     
  21. Sub-Zero

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    ...posted 6 minutes ago and it's over
     
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  22. Fran Tarkenton

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    true dominance there

    feel bad for Serena
     
  23. mp_22

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    Serena not that good anymore?
     
  24. Wendel Clark

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    Kasatkina about to knock off Collins in the other tournament Semis. Bibi on next on Tennis Channel
     
  25. CC_Nole

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    Serena isn’t in her prime anymore but this was way more about Osaka than Serena. She’s that good.
     
  26. SC

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    She’s still quite good. Issue is maintaining it over 7 matches and two weeks at this part of her career.
     
  27. The Banks

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    That’s a dumb reason. I want accurate line calls, accurate strike zones, accurate goal line technology. Keep the game moving, accurately.
     
  28. Fran Tarkenton

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    she is almost 40
     
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  29. Wendel Clark

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    Serena is still a Top 10 player. But the Top 10 is SOOOOOO god damn good right now. Osaka is the best player in the world however. The biggest problem is consistency. If they're on their game, I'd probably take about 5 players over Serena today.
     
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  30. The Banks

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    She’s still elite. But no where near her prime. Endurance is a thing. Osaka is the next big thing and just entering her prime.
     
  31. Sub-Zero

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    Ok? Tennis doesn't have an accuracy problem since the challenge system corrects the calls. So yes it's slightly faster this way but the points aren't changing. Challenges were instant unlike football or hockey. Strike zones and goal line technology all for it but don't think it makes a difference for tennis as long as challenges are available.
     
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  32. Baron

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  33. Wendel Clark

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    If on they're on their game my list that would beat Serena every day:

    Osaka
    Barty
    Kenin
    Bibi
    Sabalenka
     
  34. Sub-Zero

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    Naomi is just so dang cute at all times. Unless she's serving a tennis ball through your face.
     
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  35. Wendel Clark

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    Bibi on the court <3
     
  36. SC

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  37. Fran Tarkenton

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    if we have an Olympics the japanese media takes about a mixed-race person winning gold on home soil should be somewhat hot
     
  38. SC

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    No one tell the crowd there’s a 2nd match?
     
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  39. SC

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  40. ohhaithur

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    I'll never, ever understand this logic
     
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  41. scarlet_tacos

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    Tennis commentating crew needs a shake up. I’m tired of Chrissy Evert saying the same shit over and over. Who would you guys want to see in the booth in the future?

    I’d rather hear perspective from someone who actually played in this era.
     
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  42. Wendel Clark

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    Super fucking random name here from me.

    I used to love hearing post match interviews with Li Na
     
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  43. SC

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  44. Wendel Clark

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    I thought the same thing with how she left the court
     
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  45. SC

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    I thought Bethanie Mattek-Sands was really great for ESPN while she was rehabbing her injury. Once she retires, she’ll be great.

    I like a lot of ESPN’s secondary voices. Cahill, James Blake, Uncle Cliffy, etc.
     
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  46. bro

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    I think she’d like to have the record and be done with it all
     
  47. Wendel Clark

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    There was one name that came to mind and I looked on her twitter and dont see it happening soon. Not sure if this was posted

     
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  48. paulski

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    I'll give you Naomi & Bibi - the other 3, not so much.

    I think she'd murder Kenin, she'd overpower Barty and simply outplay Sabalenka (I'm still to be convinced by her).

    Who I would include instead is Muguruza - I think she's got the game and the smarts to go with her, especially nowadays.
     
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  49. paulski

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    Match point for Brady...
     
  50. paulski

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    3rd break back point for Muchova...

    And saved AGAIN by Brady! What a finish.