2012 French Open

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  1. Matra2

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    The main story going into the French Open this year is Novak Djokovic's quest for a 'Novak slam'. He currently holds the other three major titles. However, the bookies have a resurgent Rafael Nadal as a narrow favourite. He also has a chance to make history as a victory would at Roland Garros this year would make it seven. Both he and Bjorn Borg have won six French Open championships. And not to be forgotten is Roger Federer who has won four titles this year including one - Madrid - on clay.
     
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    Andy Roddick is out already. Defeated in four sets by Nicolas Mahut (ranked #89) of France. Venus Williams managed to win but she struggled and doesn't look like a threat this year.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Roddick is a pretty pathetic figure these days. At almost 30 years old it's highly unlikely he'll turn things around much.

    American tennis itself is pathetic these days. The bright spot is that Venus Williams is no longer a top player and won't be around much longer, and Serena is frequently injured and is quite lazy when it comes to training and staying in shape.

    Tennis is a great sport, not only to watch but to play. Like golf, it can be played recreationally for most of one's adult life. Maybe it takes too much effort to play in a U.S. society in which sloth and apathy are the norm.
     
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    The top ranked American player Mardy Fish announced today that he's had surgery to correct a heart problem:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...eart-problem/2012/05/28/gJQAPqpYxU_story.html

    So for now that leaves John Isner as the US #1 - currently ranked #11 in the world. Other than Roddick at #30 and seemingly on his way out are Donald Young (#51) then 20 year old Ryan Harrison (#56) who lost a tough match earlier today against Gilles Simon (#12). Indeed, Harrison had a one set lead and a set point in the 2nd but couldn't put it away. After him is Sam Querrey (#71) and, surprisingly enough, James Blake (#96).

    I'm guessing that is the fewest Americans in the top 100 ever.
     
  5. Zeus

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    I could not agree more with all you say.

    I started playing Tennis at the age of 9, I started training in Kickboxing and Pankration at the age of 13. Even though martial arts gave me plenty of titles & money in high school, University and Military level and an athletic scholarship of course, at the age of 31 now, all I have to do with them, is watching them (boxing, K-1, UFC etc) on the TV and spar rarely, only so I can stay active and keep my fighting skill on a good level, you never know what happens with so many illegal immigrants in the streets. A man, especially one like me who's too vocal and non political correct, has to be ready to protect his dignity and honor at any time, that's my personal view.

    Now when it comes to Tennis, I watch it every time is on, but I play it at least 4 times per week, if not more. I did quit gym to focus on Tennis exclusively the last 5 months, truly great sport for the body, heart and soul. Actually I can't wait to get off the office now so I can go and play a couple of hours.

    As for your last comment, I couldn't agree more. The apathy and sloth of a big percentage of white Americans is the reason why the Jew and the self loathing cultural Marxist has so much power to spread their propaganda and poison.

    Thank Lord for the revolution and spread of extreme sports and MMA in the US, especially the white youth. That was what white American kids needed to believe in their-selves again and see that they are special and capable of great things. Let's be realistic, no Negro or Mexican will ever grow the balls or be courageous enough to do all our people do in these extreme sports.

    A strong white American community is the key for a strong white community globally. White American can be the boss again in every field of American society, it's time for a big change..... it's coming.
     
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    Serena Williams struggling in her 1st round match against Virginie Razzano who is ranked a lowly #111 in the world. They are in the 3rd set, Razzano is a break up. I notice the umpire is the Greek woman Serena sort of threatened in her US Open meltdown.
     
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    Oh boy! Serena 5-0 down in the deciding set! But I don't want to tempt fate. I've seen her come back from this situation before.
     
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    Serena just managed to win her serve at 0-5 then went and broke Razzano next game. She might come back.
     
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    Razzano has been docked two points for yelling in pain during play. French fans feel umpire is on Serena's side.
     
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    Razzano has missed two match points. Serena has had three break points at 5-3.

    Edit: Make that three missed match points for Razzano.

    Edit: Razzano has now had six match points. I'm getting a bad feeling.
     
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    I can pretty much guarantee one thing on the men's side at least and that is this grand slam as well as the next two will be won by either Djokovic, nadal, or federer. The rest of the field just don't have the game and the mental aspect to overcome those three. I keep hoping that murray will come through but maybe he doesn't have championship dna as somebody once said (was it Erik spoelstra who said this?) Then again Juan martin del potro is the only player to break the stranglehold I think in the past 6-7 years when he won the us open in 2009. So of course anything is possible but I just don't see it at this point. As far as whether any US player will break through really doesn't matter as long as tennis remains a predominately white sport. As a couple of people already said on this thread tennis is a great sport. I love this sport and try to play it whenever I can. Unfortunately where I live there is a lack of available free courts. There are plenty of courts where you can rent by the hour. I just don't want this beautiful sport to be ruined by changing demographics if you know what I mean. I watched tennis during the 80's when evert and navratilova dominated the women's side and then along came Steffi graf and monica seles. But man having to see the williams sisters was reason enough for me to argue for jim crow.
     
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    I agree with darth about the men's side with the possible exception of David Ferrer - but only on clay.

    Update: Razzano wins it on her eighth match point. The Serena era may have come to an end.
     
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    The male ape looking steroid user African-American lost to a bum in the first round and some self loathing white and Jewish "experts" dare to call her the greatest ever over Graff, Navratilova, King etc

    Hahahahahaha, I enjoyed that so much
     
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    I watched the final set of the Williams v Razzano match on the world feed (British commentators) and they seem to put Serena's defeat down to two things in particular: 1) terrible return of serve, particular on wide serves to her forehand; 2) poor foot work - her movement in general on the court was poor. I wonder if her weight has something to do with that.

    I'm kind of wondering how ESPN handled it. I'm guessing like this - :cry:
     
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    Hilarious report from Simon Reed of Eurosport:
    [h=1]Smart money on Serena for Roland Garros[/h]
    There are numerous candidates for the French Open on the women's side, but one stand-out performer who will surely prevail: Serena Williams.

    ...Her shotmaking prowess and power go without saying, but it is her movement on the clay which has most surprised and impressed me this year.
    Serena's fitness is better than ever, and she is fitter and stronger than before with the confidence that comes from knowing that she can go three sets with anyone, while not dropping her intensity.
    This really could be a memorable year for the star: she could, very conceivably, win at Roland Garros, Wimbledon, the Olympic Games and Flushing Meadows.


    http://eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/simon-reed/smart-money-serena-roland-garros-151723734.htm
     
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    I don’t know how long the highlights of the Razzano –Williams match will last on this page. Judging by the video Razzano was doing everything well. Counterpunching, anticipating and controlled depth were all on her side.

    http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/index.html
     
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    Venus Williams bows out in straight sets. It took only three days for Venus and Serena to be whipped convincingly. I would say that this year at Wimbledon and the U.S Open will be the last tournaments that they both compete in.
     
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    Venus has autoimmune disease (whatever that is) and hasn't won a Grand Slam since 2008. Other than Wimbledon she hasn't a GS win in nearly ten years (Australia 2003). Not only has she not been a threat for a while but I'd say she's pretty much done.

    Serena is still capable of winning but it's becoming clear that as she ages she's having difficulty in tough matches, especially when they go to a third set. Given her lax attitude towards playing smaller tournaments it is unsurprising that younger more fit players get the better of her in long matches.

    BTW Federer passed Jimmy Connors as the most "winningest" (I hate that non-word) player in GS history.
     
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    Fortunately, Serena is lazy. Otherwise, given her brute power she could have been even more dominant than she was. She could still win a Grand Slam event or two, but her obesity and lack of conditioning make it less likely with each passing year as she enters her 30s.

    I've always believed that it's pure racial politics that Serena's never come under scrutiny for juicing. With her defensive tackle's build she should be the most obvious target for serious questioning and testing, but the media ignores it, just as they have with Tiger Woods' physique changes and his involvement with that Canadian doctor who was caught supplying HGH type drugs to athletes. They probably would have ignored it with baseball players too if Barry Bonds' head hadn't tripled in size.
     
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    I always found it interesting, since 2009, Serena has been working with fitness guru and nutrionist expert Mackie Shilstone. Shilstone has trained the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Riddick Bowe, Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield and many different athletes from a variety of sports. Something has had an effect on Serena, her upper back and neck seemed to be getting larger every year. Like Don says, no one will ever question it. I question Venus’ 2008 Wimbledon title. Her body was obviously bulked up. I kept waiting for the usually forthright John McEnroe to comment on her appearance, but no such luck. I think speculation of that sort is only allowed for athletes like Bryce Harper.
     
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    Yet AP writer Howard Fendrich begins his French Open report this way: "Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour."

    Yeh, "used to be" -- a decade ago and longer. The CM sports writers never stop pining for their fading black heroes in tennis and golf. It's very difficult for them to deal with the Williams sisters being near the end of their careers, or the dramatic dropoff by Tiger Woods, who should be in his golfing prime, especially with no black replacements apparent in either sport (and not a black among the top one thousand male and female players in golf).

    When Woods finally won a tournament a couple of months ago they were all giddy, every last one of them convinced that he would use that as a springboard to victory at The Masters and a return to the halcyon days of 2000 when Woods won the U.S. Open by 15 strokes along with two other majors.

    Yes, these are pretty good times for those who oppose the Caste System. Watching the NFL and the corporate media continue to maintain the ever more unmaintainable status quo again this upcoming season should also be entertaining.
     
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    Same old story guys. The same "journalists" who will talk for the "greatness" of Venus or Tiger for the next 100 years of white dominance in these sports, are waiting in the corner for let's say Fedor, Klitschkos, Calzaghe, Kenteris (they ruined his career only to find him not guilty 4 years later and just say a plain "sorry") either to lose or to get involved with steroids etc only so they can tell us " Screw their 99% part of their career and all their victories, they finally lost, they were bums all along"

    Venus and Serena have both been steroid users and everybody knows it, you see they are Americans and protected from a very powerful media system and Jewish management so they are allowed to get away with all they do. They are not top 10 in my head.

    Good riddance Venus!
     
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    Unfortunately, it's not all good news from Paris. Some American negress I've never heard of has made it to the 4th round and getting some press now. Plus, another Serena Jr whose name I can't recall is being mentioned as the next potential big American woman star. Add that kid from Sierra Leone, and the future of American tennis looks coal black at the moment.

    Of course, White European men and women will dominate tennis for years to come, but this sad state of affairs in America is extremely disappointing.
     
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    Sloane Stephens. She's playing Brenda Stosur as I type this. They are even in the first set. Stephens' father was the late John Stephens of the New England Patriots.
     
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    Stephens defeated in straight sets by Stosur.

    Tsonga seems to be wildly popular with white French fans.
     

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