Wimbledon 2019 - OT - London Goes Nuts for Coco

Mcfrank

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Yeah yeah yeah this thread is a week late. Sorry.


Monday 1 July 2019 and will finish on Sunday 14 July 2019



Defending Champions


Novak Djokovic



and

Angie Kerber (already lost)



Biggest Story of the Tournament:

15 Year old American Coco Gauff is through to the 4th round after defeating Venus Williams in the 1st round and surviving a 3-set epic in the 3rd round.




Lets talk tennis ladies and gentleman

 

Geoff

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Not much on tennis but heard the end of Gauff’s game on the radio earlier. Crowd were going nuts for her and all the pundits too. She’s definitely the story this year. Also maybe the Serena/Murray mixed doubles team.
 

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It took as long to get an OT as it does for Rafa to serve.

Zing!

Seriously, thank you for the OT. It will bring in even more conversation.
 
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Crazy that someone who has played 3 matches at the Grand Slam level is already this much of a crowd favorite.
 

Wafflinson

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Finally a grand slam thread. TennisEra has been slacking.

Super hyped to see Serena/Murray doubles.
 

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Gauff’s run at Wimbledon reminds me of Melanie Oudin’s run at the U.S. Open from years back. We’ll see how far she can go.

But Gauff saving that match point with a BH slice that skipped off the line was awesome.
 

Ron Paul

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Gauff’s run at Wimbledon reminds me of Melanie Oudin’s run at the U.S. Open from years back. We’ll see how far she can go.

But Gauff saving that match point with a BH slice that skipped off the line was awesome.
Poor Melanie. After that run she was struck with illness after illness. She finally officially retired from tennis last year
 

OmniGamer

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Anyway to see this in 4k in the U.S.? I read it's being broadcast in 4K (and HDR?) on a BBC channel

Same question for the U.S. open in a couple of month if anyone knows.
 

Ron Paul

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Konta takes out Stephens for the second consecutive slam. Federer’s match about to start now
 
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Konta's done very well to recover in this match with Stephens. Serving for the match now.

Murray and Herbert were just outplayed by a more cohesive doubles partnership in Mektic and Skugor.

Rafa sailed through against Tsonga.
 

Ron Paul

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Barty only dropped 2 games today. She seems poised to pull off the rare euro slam double
 

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Welp, thats another fine coming for the Fog. Last time it was for making sexist remarks in Italian, this one will be for verbally wishing for a terror attack in Italian?
 
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350 slam victories. Incredible.

If he gets to the final, it'll be 100 at Wimbledon.

[EDIT - Murray/Williams vs Mies/Guarachi on Centre Court now.

The last-minute pairing go a break up in the first game.]

[EDIT 2 - Second set starts just as the first did - a break for Serena and Andy.]

[EDIT 3 - And now up two breaks.]

[EDIT 4 - And that's the match! Just over an hour an a quarter and Serena's power and Andy's backhand proves too much.]
 
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Ozzy Onya A2Z

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Well this umpire call is interesting to say the least -


Apparently they celebrated too soon before the double bounce and lost the point immediately due to "hinderance". They would have gone up 6-5 in that set but ended up going on to lose the match.
 

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Well this umpire call is interesting to say the least -


Apparently they celebrated too soon before the double bounce and lost the point immediately due to "hinderance". They would have gone up 6-5 in that set but ended up going on to lose the match.
That tweet isn't available for me in the USA. Sucks that even tweets these days are region blocked.
 

Peru

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I was at wimbledon with a ground pass the two first days of the tournament —- absolutely brilliant experience I want to repeat asap.

Now watchig Gauff in what should be her toughedt challenge by far.
 
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Mcfrank

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I was at wimbledon with a ground pass the two first days of the tournament —- absolutely brilliant experience I want to repeat asap.

Now watchig Gauff in what should be her toughedt challenge by far.
Did you have to wait in the queue? What was that process like? After doing Roland Garros this year I’d like to do wimbledon sometime in the next few years.