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    I know that tennis isn't as popular as football and the NFL, but hey - I love Wimbledon and I'm going, so a thread it is! I am going tomorrow to HOPEFULLY see my boy Rafa (will no doubt update tonight when I know for sure) and I am going Friday with my parents. I will try and take a lot of pictures.

    Andy is currently the defending champion and is playing on Centre as I type, against David Goffin. He is one set up and a break up in the second.

    I think Djokovic will win it again this year.
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    I can't stand Andy Murray. That's it. McEnroe is and always will be my all time favorite player. I just love his style and entertainment value. I hope Serena Williams will win again this year. Oh, and Djokovic in the men's final. Yes, please.
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    On his way out of Centre Court last year after he had won, Andy came to me first to sign my programme. I like him a lot.
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    ^Good for you. To us he's a ferret faced unsportsmenlike guy, just like Lendl was, so it was no surprise to us that they ended up together for a while.
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    Why do you think he's unsportsmanlike? Yet you like Djokovic? I feel like it's either all or nothing with those two guys if it's attitude that's the problem.
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    I'm not a fan of Murray so much, but to say he's unsportsmanlike? nah, not at all. i do think his mom is a stage mom though

    i love me some Rafa, but i wait until he gets through 2 rounds to get my hopes up. He's a notorious slow starter.

    I can't watch women's tennis at all anymore. Shriekapova and Victoria Azarenka are ruining it for women's tennis.
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    McEnroe is still doing the BBC commentary. He is always good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    McEnroe is still doing the BBC commentary. He is always good value.
    Yeah, we always tune in when Mac does commentary on BBC during Wimbledon. Great stuff. He doesn't suck up to the Brits as much as the other guest commentators, just tells it like it is.
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    i love tennis! it's pretty much the only sport i like.
    i hate rafa though (sorry, levitt). i think he's a meathead and his tennis is brutish - all strength and no style/smarts.
    federer and djokovic are my guys. some of the most brilliant tennis ever. especially federer. though he's pretty much done
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    All the more Rafa for me! I know you hate him sput haha, every thread there is on tennis you have me on one hand saying I love Rafa (along with msdeb), you saying you hate him (along with Effie), and HWBL calling Andy a rodent.
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    i don't mind andy. i think he's kind of cute, albeit rodenty.
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    He's better looking in person. He has nice eyes, as does Novak.
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    So, ESPN has the rights to Wimbledon (for live tennis). however because World Cup is on, tennis was sent to ESPN 3 (or whatever they call it). Which means its not in HD and the screen is smaller.
    i could watch it streaming, but i don't want to. I'll have to suck it up tomorrow for Rafa though. All the more reason Levitt better get me pictures.

    Sloane Stephens lost. That girl has a lot of talent, but her body language is horrible. Plus, she comes off as snobby about her tennis, like she deserves a better ranking.

    i like Madison Keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    I can't stand Andy Murray. That's it. McEnroe is and always will be my all time favorite player. I just love his style and entertainment value. I hope Serena Williams will win again this year. Oh, and Djokovic in the men's final. Yes, please.
    I just hope Murray and Maria Sharapova don't win this year

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    I know it shouldn't be about personality but none of today's top players seem very likeable apart from maybe Roger Federer. Arrogant, entitled, bratty, rude, they have ruined the game. It's hard to pick which one I dislike most but bloody Bernard Tomic is probably up there. Women's tennis is only watchable with the sound Off and even then I can't be bothered.
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