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The Tennis Thread
« on: January 29, 2012, 13:44 »
5+/- hours in the game of Nadal - Djokovic and still hitting services with 200+/- km/h.. Theyre still hitting from baseline to baseline like they've started five minutes ago, it is ridiculous.
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  • « Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 13:45 by Havetts »

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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 15:26 »
    I know that there is a tennis topic in the Clinic, but..... ???

    Can we have a tennis topic without reference to doping? It was closer to 7 hours by the time they were done, it was an unreal, fantastic, epic confrontation between two all-time greats, one that didn't deserve to have a loser. Can't we enthuse about that instead of immediately having to question what both might be taking? ::)
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 20:09 »
    I know that there is a tennis topic in the Clinic, but..... ???

    Can we have a tennis topic without reference to doping? It was closer to 7 hours by the time they were done, it was an unreal, fantastic, epic confrontation between two all-time greats, one that didn't deserve to have a loser. Can't we enthuse about that instead of immediately having to question what both might be taking? ::)

    You can enthuse about the players all you want, there is a general area for that.

    However there is also a doping area - here, for those who want to talk about the doping aspect of tennis.
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  • « Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 20:24 by The Hitch »
    Despite the self-serving data benders and associated propaganda to the contrary, I am led to believe that there are pockets of organised, highly sophisticated dopers, even within 'new age' cycling teams. Personally, I don't accept that the 'dark era' has ended, it has just morphed into a new guise.

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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 21:21 »
    You can enthuse about the players all you want, there is a general area for that.

    However there is also a doping area - here, for those who want to talk about the doping aspect of tennis.

    Well, thanks for clarifying the bleeding obvious. ::)

    I was voicing my opinion about this topic, as I am entitled to do without you waving your finger at me.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 21:49 »
    Well, thanks for clarifying the bleeding obvious. ::)

    I was voicing my opinion about this topic, as I am entitled to do without you waving your finger at me.

    You  asked a question.
    quote "Can we have a tennis topic without reference to doping".

    I answered this question - yes you can.

     So I don't quite get what the problem is.

    If you didn't want someone to answer the question why did you ask?

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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 23:04 »
    Yeah I also think that is ridiculous! also not only that... how is possible for those guys to play in top form all the year long... it is just nuts... the answer is very obvious...
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 08:48 »
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 13:04 »
    http://www.thetennisspace.com/pat-cash-discusses-drugs-in-tennis/

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      It’s the perfect sport to take performance enhancing drugs, with the recovery, strengthening etc

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    I think the lack of positive results shows that tennis is a clean sport.

    Cash pulls the "never tested positive" line for the whole of tennis
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 00:21 »
    lol

    its easy to never test posative when they dont test    :)
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 16:36 »
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 17:41 »
    well thats nice, serves a secret six month doping ban and gets tested during it to check hes being a good boy.

    Sorry, what?

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    After a bit of googling it doesn't seem like there is anything but internet scuttlebutt behind the idea that Nadal has been the victim of a 'silent ban', alluring though the idea may be.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 13:35 »
    Love this

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    "There has never been a deviation from this process," the ATP said, without directly responding to a request to explain the case Munoz mentioned.

    Humans will never learn.  In sport justice is always on the side of the criminals. All they have to do is say - no comment, and refuse to do interviews with people who aren't on the take.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #16 on: September 25, 2013, 13:48 »
    I wonder if Nadal will be the Armstrong of the Tennis world

    ie the big name who gets flamed and doping in tennis is all his fault etc etc
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 13:52 »
    I wonder if Nadal will be the Armstrong of the Tennis world

    ie the big name who gets flamed and doping in tennis is all his fault etc etc

    Who would spill the beans on Nadal?  Unlike cycling he won't have any partners in crime.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 13:59 »
    Who would spill the beans on Nadal?  Unlike cycling he won't have any partners in crime.

    no idea but the flames seem to be growing ?
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 14:07 »
    I wonder if Nadal will be the Armstrong of the Tennis world

    ie the big name who gets flamed and doping in tennis is all his fault etc etc

    Ah yes, I can see it all now. Nadal as the Armstrong who gets all the blame and is the bad guy, but lo and behold there is a new clean generation who are now winning and thus proving the sport is clean: All hail Novak Djokovic, the Wiggins of tennis, the best clean tennis player of the world!
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013, 14:10 »
    no idea but the flames seem to be growing ?

    I dont think theyll ever let him test positive and other than that, how else will they ever find "proof".

    tennis fans and journos will always close their ears and say - hes such a nice guy, i cant believe he would dope and risk his reputation. You have no proof.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #21 on: September 25, 2013, 14:15 »
    Ah yes, I can see it all now. Nadal as the Armstrong who gets all the blame and is the bad guy, but lo and behold there is a new clean generation who are now winning and thus proving the sport is clean: All hail Novak Djokovic, the Wiggins of tennis, the best clean tennis player of the world!

    that is the sort of thing ... no persoanl idea either way
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #22 on: September 25, 2013, 14:26 »
    yeh, and we all know, Köllerer is a liar and a cheat anyway...
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #23 on: September 25, 2013, 19:35 »
    and the ITF concealed a Positive

    http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/international-tennis-federation-concealed-marin-cilics-failed-doping-test-20130925-2uczb.html

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    Classic symptom of a federation trying to minimise fallout from positive tests, as any cycling fan can immediately recognise. The WADA mandated suspension for nikethamide is one year, and that line about not knowing what was in something that was given to them by someone else is a tried and true classic.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 16:06 »
     :boom

    Private Doping Probes Seen Hurting Tennis as Cilic Feigns Injury

    “There has never been a deviation from this process,” the ATP said, without directly responding to a request to explain the case Munoz mentioned.
    With tennis coming under more scrutiny than ever from people interested in celebrity and rumor, authorities aren’t helping the sport’s reputation by conducting inquiries in private, Chadwick said.
    “They’re trying to keep a lid on it and manage the news but in the social media age it’s very difficult to keep things quiet,” Chadwick said. “It’s a dangerous strategy”
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #26 on: October 30, 2013, 11:44 »
    My favourite are the cocaine kisses.
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
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    Re: The Tennis Thread
    « Reply #28 on: November 09, 2013, 09:47 »
    Cavendish has a dig at tennis in his recent book
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