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BS: Musing On Wimbledon

14 Jun 09 - 11:18 AM (#2656112)
Subject: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Poem 195 of 230: MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002

2001 got somewhat cheeky,
    So, on my T.V., I was pleased to see
Old-fashioned etiquette about the net...
    But oh! to get among the coaching set.
Thus, here is a feature that I'd teach:
    Two-hands each side – either off when can't reach.
And, as for thoughts on pay, I do not say
    "Amateur play" but "spread-out the outlay."

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

And, having just won his first grass-court tournament, will Andy Murray be the first Scot to win Wimbledon..?


14 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM (#2656195)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Peter T.

I stopped watching when the women started deciding to have orgasms on court (Monica S. has a lot to answer for). Locker rooms only, please girls.

yours,

Peter T.


14 Jun 09 - 01:46 PM (#2656210)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Oh? Got it on video?


14 Jun 09 - 02:33 PM (#2656251)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie

?


14 Jun 09 - 03:10 PM (#2656282)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Leadfingers

Why Worry ? MOST of it will be stopped for rain while they wind the new roof closed !!


14 Jun 09 - 03:22 PM (#2656292)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Nigel Parsons

will Andy Murray be the first Scot to win Wimbledon
How does one classify a 'Scot'?
Harold Mahoney was born in Edinbugh, but he's listed as being Irish.
However, one can argue that 'Scots' were originally from Ireland anyway!

Cheers
Nigel


14 Jun 09 - 03:52 PM (#2656319)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Ooooo... can Oworms there lad.


14 Jun 09 - 04:32 PM (#2656336)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Peter T.

I was speaking of the soundtrack to ladies' matches......(it was a joke. Plod, plod.)

yours,

Peter T.


14 Jun 09 - 04:34 PM (#2656341)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Oh... a joke. Hehehehe... I still don't get it. Sorry.

OH!!!! Ahhhh.... yer more perverted than me!


15 Jun 09 - 04:37 AM (#2656695)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Apparently, grunters and squeelers (sounds like a heavy-metal band!) are to be dealt with at Wimbledon this year...I'm sure we'll hear more on that...but I myself, Peter, have questioned females playing tennis on other grounds - i.e., the strain upon the racket arm; this from a visit to a tournament kicking off just now...

Poem 156 of 230: EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001

On the day before the solstice,
    I first sighted Eastbourne:
A beautiful elegant place -
    English culture untorn.

Two long days allowed two long lanes
    To be walked before dark -
One after travel on four trains,
    One post-Devonshire Park.

The first was between sea and heath,
    And gardens signed by post,
Then up the Downs to view, beneath,
    The brutal handsome coast.

The next, contrasting that before,
    Showed all kinds of vessels -
Parked up along the pebbly shore
    And in marina cells.

(But, as for the women's tennis,
    It soon became a qualm -
As I was put-off by what is
    A great strain on their arm.)

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)


15 Jun 09 - 10:28 AM (#2656921)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman

and a great strain on their voice.
on a hot day in summer
I first sighted Wimbledon,
a noisy place.
multi national tennis.
but for the womens tennis.
too many frilly knickers.
too many high kickers.
too many city slickers.
but as for the womans tennis
played sedately on grass.
it was Monica Seles
Whose grunts were a pain in the arse.

B. Allboy. 2009


15 Jun 09 - 12:11 PM (#2656983)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie

Ha. I've heard LOTS of grunts coming from the males at Wimbledon. One just last week. It's kind of distracting but I figger that they're the ones putting out the effort, not I, so I can live with it.

By the way, judging by when they do speak, the players don't appear to be miked so why are the grunts so audible? Just how loud are they??


15 Jun 09 - 01:42 PM (#2657055)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I think it stems, Ebbie, from coaches telling youngsters to exhale as they strike the ball - but, in my opinion, this may be okay for golf e.g., but not rallying tennis where players should catch their breath whenever they can; the exception, of course, is serving, where folks have time to perform what is an awkward motion that would make Marcel Marceau grunt, at least a bit! I guess a spare sock could be put to use..? ;-)>


16 Jun 09 - 04:43 AM (#2657497)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman

IT COULD BE AN ATTEMPT TO PUT OPPONENTS OFF.


16 Jun 09 - 09:10 AM (#2657649)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

I spent a week at Wimbledon one friday.

Dave H


16 Jun 09 - 10:26 AM (#2657713)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman

Tennis is for lasses and puffs.
Real Men play cricket.


16 Jun 09 - 11:20 AM (#2657752)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Ebbie

Prancers play cricket
Real Men play chess

:)


16 Jun 09 - 05:18 PM (#2658052)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...Poem 223 of 230: SERIOUS SERVING

We were taught "stand in-plane, like a golfer" -
Who started this "aim at the umpire"?!

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)


17 Jun 09 - 03:50 AM (#2658351)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman

LOL Ebbie!


18 Jun 09 - 01:14 AM (#2659128)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

Rugby, now that's a mans game.

Dave H


18 Jun 09 - 04:54 AM (#2659212)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...Poem 99 of 230: ONE RUGBY?

With sixth-tackle, knock-on and touch-line hand-over -
    No scrums, line-outs, rucks or mauls;
The rest (the best of both codes) would hardly alter -
    And no splits, due to two calls.

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

Back to tennis, Murray certainly has a good chance, but I think Federa will win his 15th major...


19 Jun 09 - 02:24 PM (#2660362)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Just heard that, sadly, an injured Nadal will not be defending his Wimbledon title.


20 Jun 09 - 02:06 PM (#2661009)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie

Murray Mound doesn't have the same ring to it as Henman Hill, but I suspect that, barring injury, Andy Murray may well get to the finals which Tim never did. Latest weather forecast doesn't look too bad for the week, but this being Wimbledon week things could go downhill pretty quickly. Still, with a new roof over the centre court there will be no excuse for Sir Cliff to burst into song this year so the money is well spent!


20 Jun 09 - 04:50 PM (#2661110)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

If you'll pardon the pun, Arnie, I watched, on TV, the "dry-run" of the newly-roofed centre-court and, apart from the odd slip and a slight limit on the height of lobs, it seems fit for purpose...Sod's Law, though, it will probably be one of the driest Wimbledons for ages..?


21 Jun 09 - 03:10 AM (#2661324)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

And that bloody awful Cliff Richard won't be singing again.

Dave H


22 Jun 09 - 01:57 AM (#2661924)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: GUEST,Greycap

Please, please, let it be all over soon. My dear Mrs. is an avid tennis fan and I sorta miss her over this period.
I can't watch any TV either!!


22 Jun 09 - 09:36 AM (#2662058)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

And, if I may vent my spleen, Greycap, why on earth on the BBC trailer for Wimbledon/The All ENGLAND Lawn Tennis Championships did we have to have not only American-rock backing music but a John McEnroe voice over...at the US Open do they have Henry Purcell and Tim Henman?!


22 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM (#2662195)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

>>Murray Mound doesn't have the same ring to it as Henman Hill<<

Why do we English want a Murray Mound. He has stated he is Scottish, so let him get on with it.

I want to see a true English player win, whenever or never. :-)

Sorry, I just see Murray as another player that is not English. British maybe, but Scots don't like us for that me thinks. :-)


22 Jun 09 - 01:49 PM (#2662212)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

As an Englishman, The Villan, I've really enjoyed my VISITS to the fine NATION of Scotland, and was hoping Andy might help with the push for full independence; but, apparently, he's just bought a home in Surrey, so perhaps, sadly, he's starting to see himself as British..? Anyway, he's certainly a fine player to watch.


22 Jun 09 - 01:55 PM (#2662216)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

..Anyway, he's certainly a fine player to watch<<

Couldn't agree with you more there WV

I lived in Scotland for 3 and a half years and I loved every minute. I made a lot of very nice Scottish friends.

The Scots are very proud of their tradition and I support them on that.

Pity us English aren't the same.


23 Jun 09 - 09:57 AM (#2662633)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...and Jason Goodall, of England, I think, seems, to me, to be potentially a top player - especially on grass...concentration, maybe..?


23 Jun 09 - 09:58 AM (#2662636)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

It's "Josh," sorry - I wasn't concentrating!


24 Jun 09 - 04:35 AM (#2663335)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...but, alas, he lost, and there are no English players left in the singles.


24 Jun 09 - 06:43 AM (#2663368)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

That is so sad.
I thought that the English were getting grants and lots of coaching etc to help them become world beaters.
Where is it going wrong.
I find it embarrasing that we have Wimbledon, but can't produce top level players from England.
I do not include Murray in that as he is Scottish.


24 Jun 09 - 03:15 PM (#2663746)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Tennis Tips To Try


25 Jun 09 - 11:35 AM (#2664378)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4

Re the grunting and squealing, it's a bit distracting when you're trying to mark exam papers in the room next to the TV.

Wouldn't like to be in the hotel room next door when they're on their honeymoon!


25 Jun 09 - 12:09 PM (#2664401)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Yes, Acorn4, and according to Tiger Tim, and myself before I was put off women's tennis at Eastbourne, they somehow manage not to grunt during practice sessions..?!

Back to the mens, I predict either Hewitt of Murray (due to meet in the Semis, I think) will play Federa in the final..?


25 Jun 09 - 12:18 PM (#2664410)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

The Mint is on Murray for me.


25 Jun 09 - 12:35 PM (#2664423)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Bit worried, as the Queen is hob nobbing with him. Do you think she is after a toy boy :-)


25 Jun 09 - 12:58 PM (#2664447)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...and here was I thinking he a Scottish republican...maybe he's done a William Wordsworth and wants to smell the roses..?!


25 Jun 09 - 01:33 PM (#2664498)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Maybe he is after the corgi's :-)


25 Jun 09 - 02:58 PM (#2664577)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Mrs.Duck

No Villan - he's only Scottish when he loses. If he wins he's definitely British!
Now call me a prude if you must but is it absolutely necessary for some of the women players to expose 6" below waistline?? I thought skirts were supposed to go round your waist not your crotch!


25 Jun 09 - 03:09 PM (#2664587)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...and I thought we'd moved on to dog-roses and daffodils, here, Mrs. Duck..?!


25 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM (#2664593)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Quack :-)
I don't use the British approach.
Andy Murray is Scottish, win or lose.
I don't need to jump on the British bandwagon.

I want to see a Tim Henman only twice as good. :-)

Well by the sounds of some of these women, they are having orgasm's on court. I switch to another match when I hear that.


25 Jun 09 - 03:24 PM (#2664601)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4

Just heard that Murray has won - and incredibly without any "Tim Henman moments"!


25 Jun 09 - 03:55 PM (#2664629)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Yes, Acorn4, in my opinion, he's a notch above Tim - who, along with John Lloyd, was one of the better players never to win a major; I'll be very surprised if Andy doesn't.


25 Jun 09 - 04:30 PM (#2664656)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

like chalk and cheese.

Andy Murray is winner with aggression.

Tim was always a very good nice player, but lacked that something extra


25 Jun 09 - 05:04 PM (#2664679)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Acorn4

I've always thought that there is a slight hint of Aspbergers about Andy Murray. I am not saying this at all in a disparaging way at all but I have an autistic son, and some of AM's mannerisms are a bit reminiscent.

It may actually help as the powers of concentration are very focused and it may also act as a kind of insulation to prevent him being got at my the media stuff.

Let's hope so!


26 Jun 09 - 06:52 AM (#2665133)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

I started watching the womens doubles yesterday, I lasted about 3 minutes of listening to that bloody awful Tracy Austin, has she got the most irritating voice in the world or what ?

Dave H


26 Jun 09 - 07:50 AM (#2665166)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie

Dave H - agreed!! What with Venus Williams grunting like she's in labour and Tracy Austin's irritating voice, I'm giving women's tennis a miss. Strangely enough, I think that John McEnroe has turned out to be a very listenable-to commentator and it's difficult to recall that he was the original 'superbrat' of the court. Age has definitely brought wisdom in his case.


26 Jun 09 - 09:12 AM (#2665202)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

Mac can be quite amusing at times.

Dave H


26 Jun 09 - 11:14 AM (#2665268)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Wyrd Sister

Does anyone else lament the fact that the tournament seems to have become infested with Jackson hysteria? When champions are asked to comment on his death before the tennis I fear relevant issues have become confused. Surely there are enough other outlets for discussion without ALL the media being taken over by this event?


26 Jun 09 - 12:07 PM (#2665297)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

As suggested above, tennis does put quite a strain on the racket arm, thus: men play tennis/ladies play table-tennis (at which, to join Dave and Arnie's army, they wouldn't have the time to grunt!).


27 Jun 09 - 04:12 AM (#2665768)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Andy Murray, of Scotland, plays Viktor Troicki, of Serbia, today - don't no much about the latter player..?


27 Jun 09 - 09:38 AM (#2665879)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: s&r

I think only women should be allowed to play football because men are physiologically hampered by the scrotum. A load of what you say?????

Stu


27 Jun 09 - 12:26 PM (#2665957)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...double faults, Stu?!


28 Jun 09 - 03:25 AM (#2666323)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

According to Oscar Wilde football is a ' game for rough girls '

Dave H


28 Jun 09 - 05:00 AM (#2666343)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Netball is a fine team-sport for females; table-tennis a fine individual (plus doubles) sport for females. What's worse than females belting tennis balls and kicking footballs - playing rugby and rowing, e.g.


29 Jun 09 - 05:42 PM (#2667503)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

What a match. Well played Andy Murray. You Scots can feel proud.


30 Jun 09 - 05:00 AM (#2667802)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Agreed, The Villan, and the new roof and lights of The All England...Club worked well, I felt.


30 Jun 09 - 06:32 AM (#2667854)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Dave Hanson

They had to use the new roof last night, three drops of rain and the players had to run for cover, is it true that rain causes fatal injuries to tennis players, or are they all fairies ?

Dave H


30 Jun 09 - 08:16 AM (#2667920)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Backwoodsman

Yes. To both questions.


30 Jun 09 - 09:08 AM (#2667966)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman

but the women dont curtsey any more,I miss that,perhaps the men might start doing it.


30 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM (#2667976)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Maybe the men could or should wear skirts as well.
I suppose Andy Murray should wear a kilt.


30 Jun 09 - 01:51 PM (#2668146)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"but the women dont curtsey any more,I miss that,perhaps the men might start doing it." (CB)...Henri Leconte, partnering, often hilariously, Mansour Bahrami in the "ATP Champions Tour" doubles does.


30 Jun 09 - 04:04 PM (#2668261)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver

I've hated Wimbledon since childhood because it fucks up the telly schedules; as a kid I used to cry, as an adult I line up religious statuary along the back wall and get my air rifle out.

The sooner the BBC start a designated sports channel the better it will be for the stress levels of the nation.


30 Jun 09 - 05:00 PM (#2668312)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Shame, SO - Phil's a tad busy for a hit at tennis, these days.


30 Jun 09 - 05:16 PM (#2668332)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver

Anyone for tennis?


01 Jul 09 - 06:31 AM (#2668746)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...my kits not so different from those gents, to be honest, SO.
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) is back in form...but good enough to beat the Scot?


01 Jul 09 - 12:00 PM (#2668978)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Mint Match from Murray 3 - 0


01 Jul 09 - 01:15 PM (#2669047)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Yeah... fuckin piss me off! I started a "small" job and ran into a bunch of snags. Figured I would still catch some of it. Got back to the TV just in time to see them walking off the court. Grrrrrrrr!


01 Jul 09 - 01:23 PM (#2669054)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

You can't beat bad luck, Gnu! - the commentators commented on how quick the players were between points, too.


02 Jul 09 - 04:43 AM (#2669537)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

That reminds me of the time I got up early in the morning to watch the rematch of Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight boxing championship.
I had a bet with somebody at work, that Liston would beat Clay. The bet was £15 which was a lot of dosh in those days, reducing by a £1 for each round.
Anyway, I got up, put the telly on and the match was just starting. I had put the kettle on for a cup of tea. When I came back with my tea, the match was over as Clay knocked Liston out in the first round.
So not only did I lose my sleep, but lost £15 and never saw the match live.
I never forgave Clay for that.


02 Jul 09 - 11:17 AM (#2669772)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: wysiwyg

Good job Serena Williams, my Amazon!

I left her battling away mid-match to get some work done, confident I would come back downstairs to see she had won her SF match. Of course she did. Every set a hardfought tiebreaker. She works hard for the money! :~)

~Susan


02 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM (#2669830)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: s&r

But don't you think she would be more suited to the delicate niceties of table-tennis?

Stu


02 Jul 09 - 12:17 PM (#2669834)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Tennis is a masculine game that the Williams sisters usually win at - unless they are injured by it.

Back to the mens, and the semis:
Which Andy will win..?
And which German speaker will win..?


03 Jul 09 - 06:20 AM (#2670490)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Bonzo3legs

Tennis is a very silly game with an equally silly scoring system.


03 Jul 09 - 08:03 AM (#2670549)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

The scoring system is, despite the lines below, a strength of tennis, I think, Bonzo - because it produces numerous "big points" in a match. (And that's probably also why table-tennis games are now first to 11 rather than 21 - more big points.)

Poem 96 of 230: PARADIGMS

"Thirty-all" is, in effect, "deuce";
    Nobody has seen an "atom":
An atom remains a model;
    "Thirty-all" an umpire's call.
"They we just simply had to bomb";
    And there are other given "truths"...

If we humans evolved from apes,
Why on earth are there living apes?

From http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)

PS: I also think Tim Henman has quickly turned himself into a fine tennis commentator - as well as a near-scratch golfer!


03 Jul 09 - 02:05 PM (#2670814)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman

so has Murray lost?I saw most of the match,but viewing stops at 7 pm


03 Jul 09 - 02:41 PM (#2670849)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Villan

Yes he did lose. 6-4 4-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5)

Roddicks serving was top class and IMHO, that was the difference.
I thought Murray played really well, and I always got the feeling he could pull it back and win. He is a born fighter and at 22, I don't think it will be long before he wins Wimbledon


03 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM (#2670881)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: The Sandman

yes he played very well,he must be the best scottish player for 50 years,and the best from GB,for 50 years.


03 Jul 09 - 03:34 PM (#2670886)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Rifleman (inactive)

A quote from Major Eustace Drummond - Bugle (retd)

"Venus & Serena Williams in the women's final, you say? bloody Americans aren't they... Bah! when I was a lad, Wimbledon was thoroughly English don't ya know...What has the world come to, letting foreigners play at centre court...blah, blah..."


04 Jul 09 - 05:42 AM (#2671307)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

After the match, Roddick behaved like a man who'd achieved his goal, it seemed to me, and I'll be very surprised if Federa doesn't win his 15th major tomorrow.


04 Jul 09 - 06:42 AM (#2671324)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Mrs.Duck

I was disappointed with the match. Murray has glimpses of tennis genius but then seems to tail off whereas Roddick was consistently good throughout and deserved his win.


04 Jul 09 - 06:50 AM (#2671327)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Arnie

If it's true that centre-court tickets for the men's final were changing hands at £8,000 upwards because of the Murray factor, then there will be a lot of wealthy but disappointed spectators at Wimbledon tomorrow. Serves them right for paying such inflated prices to the touts!


04 Jul 09 - 08:32 AM (#2671359)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Bonzo3legs

Neither my wife nor I can stand tennis in any shape or form. Anyone else seen the light?


04 Jul 09 - 02:17 PM (#2671534)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Although they lost, just enjoyed watching the Bryon brothers play, on the USA's Independence Day (wish we in England had that!), including the famous Bryon-bump!


05 Jul 09 - 01:39 PM (#2672130)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Good long men's final just won by Federa - hope one of us remembers to re-open this thread next year...


05 Jul 09 - 02:00 PM (#2672141)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Holy s***! Unreal!


09 Jul 09 - 11:04 AM (#2675728)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: Jack Blandiver

Sexism on the Centre Court


09 Jul 09 - 01:20 PM (#2675818)
Subject: RE: BS: Musing On Wimbledon
From: gnu

Glad to see she has a sense of humour about it. Both of those young ladies are fine role models... intelligent, articulate, personable, humble...

On the other hand, there are some who are far more model but, of course, if it makes them a pile of money, who am I to judge?