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#741 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 10:35 PM

Djoker going for a lot of history Sunday. 21 and a Grand Slam.

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 11:05 AM

That's like 3 matches in a row he dropped the 1st set before coming back.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 08:37 AM

Medvedev took it to Djoker on Sunday.  Mevedev was serving lights out for most of the match.  Novak missed an opportunity for a break and a lead in the 2nd set and then went on to lose the set.  He started to play a little better late in the 3rd set but by that point it was too little too late.



#744 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 08:54 AM

It's looking like unvaccinated players won't be allowed to enter next year's Australian Open.  Not sure what Djokovic would do - he's won the tournament 9 times, he needs one more major to break the record, but he also hasn't gotten vaccinated yet.



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Posted 03 December 2021 - 11:04 AM

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#746 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 09:09 AM

So Djokovic got a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open without being vaccinated and flew to Australia this morning, but now he might not be able to get a VISA to enter the country without being vaccinated...  he'll probably end up playing, but who knows.



#747 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 04:27 PM

As it turns out, Australia canceled Djokovic's VISA and kicked him out of the country.



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 11:38 AM

As it turns out, Australia canceled Djokovic's VISA and kicked him out of the country.

Was back in, now looks like he's getting the boot.

 

For a guy that cares about being the best, you think he would get the jab so as to not jeopardize the opportunity to get another slam.



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 08:27 AM

Was back in, now looks like he's getting the boot.

 

For a guy that cares about being the best, you think he would get the jab so as to not jeopardize the opportunity to get another slam.

 

Well I think that shows you serious some folks' convictions are on that matter.  For some it is stubbornness, for others it's legitimate fear/anxiety.

 

I will say that I was pretty shocked they didn't make an exemption for him.  I have no real problem with his decision to not get it, and no real problem with Australia for not letting him play without it.



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 08:44 AM

Meanwhile Nadal is onto the Semis.  If he's able to get his 21st then he is looking at a decent chance of moving up 2 on Djoker with the French Open being next.

 

I'm not sure if it is official yet, but I believe the French Open won't be allowing non vaccinated players into the tournament either.



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 09:08 AM

Will be shocked if Nadal wins. He looked done today. Credit for winning the 5th set though. Beratini followed by Medvedev/Tsitsipas is a tough ask.

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 03:04 PM

No one is beating Med at his current level.

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 09:02 AM

Fed and Djoker have had their chances in a GS final to get #21. Nadal gets his Sunday. Tough task vs Medvedev though they always seem to play tight matches.

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 12:05 PM

No one is beating Med at his current level.


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Posted 30 January 2022 - 09:19 AM

Wow. Rafa comes from 2 sets down to beat Medvedev. I tuned out after he got down 2 sets. Quite impressive. Especially since he has rarely played the last 6 or 7 months. 21 and the rare feat of winning all the grand slams at least twice.
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Posted 15 March 2022 - 01:15 PM

 
Defending US Open champion Daniil Medvedev may have to provide assurances that he does not support Russian President Vladimir Putin if he is to compete at Wimbledon, British Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said.


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Posted 23 March 2022 - 08:33 AM

CBS Sports: Ashleigh Barty retires: World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam winner quits tennis at 25

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#758 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 08:56 AM

Sounds like Wimbledon is going to ban Russian players this year.  Medvedev would be the most prominent player affected.

 

Statement Regarding Russian and Belarusian Individuals at The Championships 2022 - The Championships, Wimbledon - Official Site by IBM



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Posted 31 May 2022 - 07:23 AM

Nadal and Djokovic set to square off in the quarters today at Roland Garros.



#760 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 03:37 PM

So before the big 3 came along, Sampras held the record for most grand slams with 14.  If Nadal wins in the final, he'll have 14 French Open titles alone (and a total of 22 grand slams).






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