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Ronaldo

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #8875 on: Sunday 6 July 2014, 06:34:45 PM »
You say 33 like it's a death sentence. A lot of the greatest sporting achievements have been done by athletes well into their 30s or even 40s.
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Re: Tennis
« Reply #8876 on: Sunday 6 July 2014, 07:42:06 PM »
Don't be daft man, obviously it's different depending on the sport.

For a tennis player to still be a threat to win the slams at 33 is fantastic.

Ronaldo

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #8877 on: Sunday 6 July 2014, 08:18:07 PM »
What have I said that's daft? Facts? :lol:
"Hey, you're gonna build Beansie a ramp!"

"You should build him a ramp on his house."

Re: Tennis
« Reply #8878 on: Sunday 6 July 2014, 11:35:24 PM »
No, just the idea that Federer being competitive at 33 isn't that great a feat because athletes in other sports do it all the time.

Ronaldo

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #8879 on: Monday 7 July 2014, 12:18:18 AM »
I think Andre Agassi winning one at almost 33 and then reaching another slam final at 35 was better. And his career wasn't aided by the sports science athletes are today.

I just think being 33 shouldn't be half as much an obstacle to Federer getting to a final as you're making out. He's spent the last few years conserving himself, picking his battles and changing his game, fair play. Being 33 means he knows the game, and his game, inside out. He reached a final for the first time in 2 years on his best surface. Well done to him, but don't make out it's a magical feat.
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"You should build him a ramp on his house."

Re: Tennis
« Reply #8880 on: Thursday 24 July 2014, 09:42:14 AM »
A little bit of a scandal brewing off the court at Wimbledon this morning.

Neil Harman, regarded as one of the top tennis writers on the tour has been caught plagirising the work of other tennis writers in producing the annual Wimbledon review yearbook. Basically he has lifted whole paragraphs, editing a few words here and there before pasting them into the official Wimbledon publication. Examples of this are littered through the last few editions.

Interestingly Wimbledon had called Harman up on it earlier this year but continued to sell the yearbook anyway without notifying any of the original writers. They have since pulled the book as one of the writers found out.

Harman has since resigned his position as the head of the International Tennis Writers Association and was punished by Wimbledon this year by being removed from the annual yearbook project. That didn't stop them giving him full accreditation to The Championships as well as a ticket to the Champions' Ball.