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Old 05-27-2019, 03:02 AM
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Smile Any tennis fans here? :)

Hi there. Anyone following Roland Garos? Whoís your pick to win? Whoís your favourite? For me, favourite is Roger Federer. But donít think clay is his forte. Nadal is my pick to win!
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:09 AM
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Not anymore, canceled all sports except soccer an cricket.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:35 AM
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Nadal has won it 11 times. To pick anyone else would not be wise!

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Iím a former high caliber tennis player, quit the game over 30 years ago (no need to get into details, letís just say I just quit), havenít held a tennis racquet since. Huge fan of Federer, with Nadal a close second.
The French belongs to Nadal, he owns clay. I really canít see anyone (maybe Delpo) giving Nadal a good fight
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My first reaction to the Name was this fellow -

https://www.france24.com/en/20150605...ch-open-fokker

But, nope, if he played any game it was one of a bit more risk.

I like tennis and play it when I can. The heat here in Florida will render it to more of a volley practice than game, though. I don't watch pro tennis. I lost touch with all pro sports right around 1970.
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Was a huge fan and club level player. But lost interest over the years and sup became my sport. When I was younger it was difficult to find an empty court. Today they sit quietly. Our local club just converted courts to event space and fitness facilities leaving just a few courts. I think tennis is going the way of all life cycles and is heading down the bell curve.
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Was a huge fan and club level player. But lost interest over the years and sup became my sport. When I was younger it was difficult to find an empty court. Today they sit quietly. Our local club just converted courts to event space and fitness facilities leaving just a few courts. I think tennis is going the way of all life cycles and is heading down the bell curve.
What is sup?

Tennis is still very popular as far as I can tell. I know many who play and still play?

Why do you think it's not?
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I play almost every other day. When Iím not playing, Iím watching the Tennis Channel.
Tennis is alive and well.

I turned 64 in March. Still play USTA 4.0 singles. No doubles. For the first time in my life the last 2 years Iíve had the following tennis induced injuries. Tendon issues with both ankles, tendinitis in both knees, and a slight hamstring pull. So, I just got home. Played an hour and a half. Ankle braces on both ankles, both knees wrapped, and my left hamstring wrapped.

Love it!!
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Was a huge fan and club level player. But lost interest over the years and sup became my sport. When I was younger it was difficult to find an empty court. Today they sit quietly. Our local club just converted courts to event space and fitness facilities leaving just a few courts. I think tennis is going the way of all life cycles and is heading down the bell curve.
Unfortunately, I would have to agree with you on the life cycles comment, in the US, at least. When Venus and Serena retire (probably in the next couple of years) there wonít be any great US Players. Certainly the Menís side has nothing and hasnít had anything for quite a while. Womenís, maybe Sloane Stephens. The comment about the courts being empty in the US, thatís been the case for years. Hence the dried up professional pipeline.

Also, look at college rosters. The majority of players are from overseas.

Tennis is still a great sport but it just isnít popular in the US.
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I was a big tennis fan back in the 70's and early 80's and was even invited to try out for my college team after the tennis coach saw me playing recreationally in PE class (small school). But I lost interest in watching on TV when all the female players starting grunting on every ground stroke like some kind of wounded buffalo in labor. I still watch portions of the occasional men's matches on rare occasion, like the Wimbledon finals.

Tennis became history for me when my Achilles tendon started separating. That and my knees also eventually forced me to give us karate after many years.
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I was a fan back in the days of Connors, Borg, and Chrissie Evert. Lost interest when they retired. Couldn't stand McEnroe.

I had a huge crush on Chrissie, and got to talk to her for a few minutes one day at Heathrow. She was really nice, and even better looking in person.
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2-3 times per week as long as it doesnít interfere with Friday golf. Federer is now out and will probably retire after this season. Even if Djokovic pulls out the delayed semi, Nadal is much stronger on clay than he. As for the women, two very young players could go either way.
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I play almost every other day. When Iím not playing, Iím watching the Tennis Channel.
Tennis is alive and well.

I turned 64 in March. Still play USTA 4.0 singles. No doubles. For the first time in my life the last 2 years Iíve had the following tennis induced injuries. Tendon issues with both ankles, tendinitis in both knees, and a slight hamstring pull. So, I just got home. Played an hour and a half. Ankle braces on both ankles, both knees wrapped, and my left hamstring wrapped.

Love it!!
Maybe itís time to switch to pickleball, horse!
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SUP is stand up paddleboarding, which is very popular and growing. Added benefits of good looking women out on the water with you. Very social. Once in awhile a nice lady asks me for advice or how to tips or a lesson. Works where I live or on lakes or slow moving rivers or stream.

My opinion is based on driving by public courts sitting empty even on weekends,. TV ratings for even major opens is down from just 10 years ago. Our local club announced it could not continue as is and converted several courts to event space and fitness center. As has been noted aside from the Williams sisters the US has no super stars in the game. It just seems to me that tennis peaked and is now slowly declining.
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SUP is stand up paddleboarding, which is very popular and growing. Added benefits of good looking women out on the water with you. Very social. Once in awhile a nice lady asks me for advice or how to tips or a lesson. Works where I live or on lakes or slow moving rivers or stream.

My opinion is based on driving by public courts sitting empty even on weekends,. TV ratings for even major opens is down from just 10 years ago. Our local club announced it could not continue as is and converted several courts to event space and fitness center. As has been noted aside from the Williams sisters the US has no super stars in the game. It just seems to me that tennis peaked and is now slowly declining.
Is SUP a sport or an exercise?
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