Miami

Page 1 of 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Go down

Miami

Post by Guest82 on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:04 am

Draw is out. Projected quarter finals are
Djokovic v Berdych
Federer v Ferrer
Wawrinka v Nadal
Murray v Nishikori

Del Potro playing Pella in the first round...if he wins that then it is Federer.
Kyle Edmund playing Vesely....if he wins that then it is Djokovic.

Guest82

Posts : 1075
Join date : 2011-06-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:03 am

Be good if Edmund could make the draw. The stop starts are frustrating.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by dummy_half on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:30 am

Edmund through in a third set tie break against Jiri Vesely. Decent result against a player ranked about 30 spots above him. Great opportunity next for him to play with no pressure against Djokovic

dummy_half

Posts : 4734
Join date : 2011-03-11
Age : 47
Location : East Hertfordshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:46 pm

Delpo to play Fed Very Happy

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Guest82 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:42 pm

Good win for Edmund. Nice to see him come through a close match too. Be good experience to play against Djokovic on a big court.

Looking forward to Delpo v Fed too. Could Delpo win?

Guest82

Posts : 1075
Join date : 2011-06-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:11 pm

mmm highly unlikely me thinks.. but stranger things have happened.
But will make for an interesting match and a yard stick as to how far Delpo has come ..make a change from the usual match ups Wink

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by bogbrush on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:54 pm

Interesting if Federer is in good enough nick to make the Ferrer match; he's on 16-0 there and tying the record for most consecutive wins against another player (he also has 16-0 v Youzhny but they see unlikely to play).

Of course, this might be Daveeds best chance ever to break the streak.
bogbrush
bogbrush

Posts : 11169
Join date : 2011-04-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Guest82 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:53 pm

I'm not sure Ferrer will make it to the Federer match. Fritz might take him out next round...or Cilic later on.

Convinced he's on the way down.

Guest82

Posts : 1075
Join date : 2011-06-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by bogbrush on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:39 am

Sloane Stephens really is utter garbage. Ridiculous musculature, immobile, and a rubbish attitude.
bogbrush
bogbrush

Posts : 11169
Join date : 2011-04-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by bogbrush on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:40 am

Williams isn't far from being finished you know. I can see players starting to push her fat ass all over the court from here on.
bogbrush
bogbrush

Posts : 11169
Join date : 2011-04-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Jahu on Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:01 am

Nadal/Verdasco win in doubles, no wonder he has no power by the SF, let alone on the F of singles.
Jahu
Jahu

Posts : 6747
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Egg am Faaker See

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:44 am

Federer pulls out of Miami, citing a stomach virus.

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by sirfredperry on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:05 am

One wonders if Fed is really fully fit yet and is mentioning something else as a reason not to play. Good news for del Potro, though, who might be able to make some real progress here.

sirfredperry

Posts : 3773
Join date : 2011-02-15
Age : 68
Location : London

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by CaledonianCraig on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:07 am

sirfredperry wrote:One wonders if Fed is really fully fit yet and is mentioning something else as a reason not to play. Good news for del Potro, though, who might be able to make some real progress here.

No I don't think he would have even travelled to Miami and put hours in on the practice courts if he never intended to play. I'd only agree if he has felt pain in his knee or something but that would be pure supposition.
CaledonianCraig
CaledonianCraig

Posts : 17966
Join date : 2011-06-01
Age : 50
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:30 am

Small rumours he may be entering an extra clay court tournament to make up for it, but im not sure that would be the correct call

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Henman Bill on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:55 am

Honestly this is getting to be a habit, a knee injury there, a stomach bug there. How long are we going to let him get away with these excuses for constantly pulling out of the biggest events?

Henman Bill

Posts : 5023
Join date : 2011-12-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:58 am

Coincidence:
Nadal also pulled out with a stomach virus in the first tournament he came back from a knee problem.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:00 am

Guest82 wrote:I'm not sure Ferrer will make it to the Federer match.  Fritz might take him out next round...or Cilic later on.

Convinced he's on the way down.

Laugh Laugh not before he took him to the bakers
Well done little man clap



Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by laverfan on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:29 am

Henman Bill wrote:Honestly this is getting to be a habit, a knee injury there, a stomach bug there. How long are we going to let him get away with these excuses for constantly pulling out of the biggest events?

Take him to The Wall... Run

laverfan
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 11054
Join date : 2011-04-08
Location : NoVA, USoA

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by laverfan on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:33 am

It Must Be Love wrote:Coincidence:
Nadal also pulled out with a stomach virus in the first tournament he came back from a knee problem.

The post-op antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines play havoc with the stomach lining. Food content changes can/will trigger such problems many weeks/months later.

laverfan
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 11054
Join date : 2011-04-08
Location : NoVA, USoA

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:35 am

There will always be excuses/reasons/explanations
plausible or otherwise if your name is  Roger Federer Rolling Eyes

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:59 am

On court, Delpo is a set down and having to get the doctor out to look at his wrist. That's not good at all

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:07 am

His wrists are about as stable as Rafa's knees Rolling Eyes

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:15 am

I have a sinking feeling that he will hang up the raquet long before the years end. He literally can do nothing on the bh side, and its still hurting... Crying or Very sad

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:51 am

First set Novak, Kyle did not get blown away at least. Some really nice stuff, but of course hes not near what is needed

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:30 pm

Both Heather Watson and Johanna Konta are through to the third round of Miami.  Well done to both.

Well done Kyle Edmund for getting to the second round of a Masters tournament and having his first direct taste of the number one player on the planet Novak Djokovic.  Loses 6-3 6-3.

Did you know
Kyle Edmund was born in South Africa.
Johanna Konta was born in Australia
Heather Watson was born in Guernsey (not part of the UK nor EU - it is called a crown dependency)

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by socal1976 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Edmund played pretty well I think Novak was taking a bit to get used to the crazy change in conditions. As a longtime resident in Southern Ca my body goes into a huge shock when I go from here to the east coast or Europe. The humidity seems to hit you twice as hard, allergies get flared up, your hair looks like you used soul glow, and you sweat like someone has turned on a faucet. I think the players spend a few weeks in Indian wells they get a small taste of that. So while Novak wasn't firing like the last couple rounds last week Edmund still played pretty well.

Very sad for Del Po, that was my feel good story this season I so don't want to see his career end with another nice long run of being among the top.

socal1976

Posts : 14212
Join date : 2011-03-18
Location : southern california

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:39 am

Like federer Rafa suffering with illness. Continuing but he's had the doctor out twice now. And has has to end the match prematurely

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:43 am

What happened there? I saw the score in the third set, was going to turn the TV on, and just saw Rafa call it a day.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:45 am

I think he has heat exhaustion..cant understand it he was ok until the middle of the second set.

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:46 am

Did anyone think that Bosnian played like Lukas Rosol.. ???

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:48 am

I thought he blew up physically at first. But he looked prperly unwell the last ten minutes. He was perfectly fine at Indian wells

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:48 am

Too bad, I was hoping to see the third set. Oh well.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:49 am

Then again, I will still take it.  My hope is for him to drop out of top 10 by year-end.  He is currently #11 in the race, so I do not think it is going to happen, but results like these certainly improve the odds.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:57 am

summerblues wrote:Then again, I will still take it.  
OK m8.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:59 am

Must be in a unique group of people to see someone suffer from illness and nearly faint and say 'Ah, I'll take it'.
Nadal haters never fail to disappoint.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:02 am

Its those who love the GLOAT debate
Federer withdrew due to a "stomach virus" no comment there though

Rafa had heat exhaustion it happens

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:07 am

Amri, no need to attack me with your "hater" comments.  I am no friend of Rafa's game, but I do not hate him as a person.  I do not wish ill health upon him, but it is what it is, I cannot make him feel better, I presume his overall well-being is not in real question so no need to feel too sorry for him.  And as far as the end result of the tennis match goes, of course I like it.  No problem there.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by laverfan on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:07 am

Nadal played one more round than Federer. OK

laverfan
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 11054
Join date : 2011-04-08
Location : NoVA, USoA

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:10 am

summerblues wrote:Amri, no need to attack me with your "hater" comments.  I am no friend of Rafa's game, but I do not hate him as a person.  I do not wish ill health upon him, but it is what it is, I cannot make him feel better, I presume his overall well-being is not in real question so no need to feel too sorry for him.  And as far as the end result of the tennis match goes, of course I like it.  No problem there.

lol it's fine, if it makes you feel any better frankly I'm not surprised you came up with a comment like that. I've seen a lot worse and more vulgar, don't worry about it.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:11 am

It Must Be Love wrote:and as far as I'm aware you are free to passionately love/hate/like player you want on this forum.
Cool, Sir.

We understand it is all in good humor I hope.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:20 am

I quite like what I see from Kyrgios. He is not just a random ball basher; his game does have rhyme and reason.

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:22 am

summerblues wrote:I quite like what I see from Kyrgios.  He is not just a random ball basher; his game does have rhyme and reason.

It's true he's not a ball basher, but I have got the impression sometimes that he can just push until suddenly deciding to pull the trigger; he doesn't quite build points in a co-ordinated way.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by It Must Be Love on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:23 am

Also this is interesting:
Kyrgios is only 3cm taller than Murray.

Yet Kyrgios has a much much bigger serve, while Murray's movement and return of serve is top notch. Kyrgios moves and serves like he's 6'6.

It Must Be Love

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2013-08-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:30 am

It Must Be Love wrote:Also this is interesting:
Kyrgios is only 3cm taller than Murray.

Yet Kyrgios has a much much bigger serve, while Murray's movement and return of serve is top notch. Kyrgios moves and serves like he's 6'6.
He does not move as well as Andy, but he moves better than he appears to move.  He gives this nonchalant vibe which makes it look like he does not really move well, but he is not so bad.

Yes, he kind of looks like he does not do much with the ball, but he knows where to pick his spots and go on the attack.  He does not just randomly bash - there is purpose to it.

Also, I am sometimes amazed how quickly he can pick up the ball - especially on the BH side it is almost half-volleys that he can out of the blue hit really aggressively.


Last edited by summerblues on Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:06 am; edited 2 times in total

summerblues

Posts : 4550
Join date : 2012-03-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Haddie-nuff on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:32 am

The comment was unnecessary frankly and one that no one else I can think of on this forum would have made.. if you cant say anything nice don't say anything at all. So you don't like Rafa we all know that.. jump up and down with glee that he did not lose he retired through illness. Different altogether.

Lets hope a similar fate does not befall your hero

Haddie-nuff

Posts : 6902
Join date : 2011-02-28
Location : Returned to Spain

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by bogbrush on Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:07 am

It Must Be Love wrote:
temporary21 wrote:What are you talking about IMBL?
No ones been punished, so whats this about breaking rules? But obviously peoples reputations precede them on this one, so im asking you all not to have this usual argument
Generally moderators step in the context of moderating, only when house rules are broken or potentially broken. I was just pointing out that comments, however distasteful and unpleasant in the context of someone's illness, doesn't necessarily break the house rules; so there is not much need for moderator intervention.
I think this is probably the best post you've ever put on this forum.

You were cross with summerblues but you keep it in that category. Well played.
bogbrush
bogbrush

Posts : 11169
Join date : 2011-04-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by banbrotam on Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:12 am

So a pretty eventful 24hrs including Wawrinka and Isner going out and Dimitrov actually finding some bottle from somewhere

But instead we've got 75% of this thread concentrating on a poster stating that they were happy for Nadal to go out picard

banbrotam

Posts : 3369
Join date : 2011-09-22
Age : 56
Location : Oakes, Huddersfield - West Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:29 pm

Well my insomnia has won three straight nights in a row... Did John go out too? Not many big guns left, only two in fact. How short are the odds on novak now...

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by temporary21 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:36 pm

Quick note, I didn't punish anyone, or delete anything, I simply reminded you of the house rule on wum posts, given the distasteful nature of the post, and the common knowledge of how fiery one poster is towards posts like that. Change the player to federer and the same comments would cause a war...

I'd rather avoid a blow up before it happens, which as it turned out we
did. People become more interested at venting at me, than turn that into a bad situation.
If you feel you would do a better job of this, you are absolutely welcome to join the moderating team, would take a load off my back, and I say that with complete sincerity.

Sadly ban is right though, Now fedal are out so the usual stuff is out of people systems, let's move on.

Murray in cruise mode it seems

temporary21

Posts : 5092
Join date : 2014-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Miami

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum