2021 French Open

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  1. icsept

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    Roger Federer is back and looked good with a straight set first round victory.

    Malcontent Naomi Osaka withdraws after being fined for not fulfilling media obligations. Good riddance. I’m sure she’ll cry racism.

    Dominic Thiem out in the first round.

    It is probably inevitable to see another Djokovic v. Nadal final. Not that I’m complaining. They have epic matches.
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Outkick has been going after Osaka pretty good of late. She started off as a shy, almost demure newcomer, but quickly became one of the worst prima donnas on the circuit along with being a militant BLM supporter. All these black females who have had a moment or two of excellence before fading, ala Sloane Stephens who seemed like a class act, but the only one with staying power since the advent of the Williams sisters just had to be Osaka, whose Japanese genes seem almost non-existent. Meanwhile, we still await the Great White American Hope in women's tennis, and men's too for that matter.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    I don't follow tennis but she is everywhere and is quite insufferable. A victim of her own press, black privilege that the media espouses on blacks and from her fellow non-White athletes who are all so "brave" even though they are backed by every power broker in society. The pendulum will eventually swing the other way in some way, shape or form. Whites really need to stop supporting these clowns.
     
  4. Stlouis

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    I would like to see a Djokovic vs Nadal final also, but as they are in the same bracket, if they do play, it will be in the semifinal . Now that Medvedev is #2, he is in the other bracket. Federer is also in the same half as Nadal and Djokovic.
     
  5. DWF Upside

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    This one is a tough one to chose from. On the one hand you have the annoying black privilege on the other hand you have the (((press))). Probably going to root for the ugly little diva on this one.
     
  6. white is right

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    I don't get how she ever made it to the top. You would think she would be a classic burnout story that tennis tends to produce because of the phenoms who turn pro in their teens. She literally cries over any adversity, I don't care how good you are at some point you have to bite down on the bit to win matches against elite talent.

    Of course she could be in a personal free fall as we speak only time will tell.
     
  7. wile

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    Put me down for now taking the side of the little diva. From my limited experience in dealing with people who might be termed members of the "managerial elite" they would sell their children for status and money, worst scum on earth. And with that said blacks are not supposed to win they are supposed to be useful to the managerial elite, too bad for blacks but you take the ticket you pays the price.
     
  8. white lightning

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    Today is Raphael Nadals 35th birthday and he should get another easy win in the French Open. Both Federer and Djokovic have already won this morning. All three are on a collision course. It's gonna be interesting!
     
  9. Stlouis

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    Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open after winning his first 3 matches. He stated that his overall fitness level would not allow him to continue as he is still recovering from 2 knee surgeries; this is the first time that Federer has withdrawn from a Grand Slam tournament after he started playing.
     
  10. icsept

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    A Slovenian and a Russian woman are through to the semi-finals. I’m not familiar with either, but caught a few games of the Slovenian and she had a huge forehand, although she’s only 5 ‘6”. On the other side, Brutus and Sloane Stephens were eliminated. Only Coco Puff remains as ESPN’s black hope on the women’s side.

    Zverev and Tsitsipas are through to the semis on the men’s side. These are two young, super talents with huge games.
     
  11. icsept

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    Djokovic v Nadal in the midst of an epic match of superior tennis. Anyone that can should turn on the Tennis Channel or NBCSN and watch.
     
  12. white lightning

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    It's tied at 1 set each and they are tied 5-5 in the 3rd set!
     
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    Holy ****! Djokovic wins the 3rd set, and they have to make a special exception to allow the fans to stay for the conclusion of the match. These ******* have an 11:00 pm caroney virus curfew in Paris. It’s 10:45. Because you know the virus only comes out at night.
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    I watched the last 4 games of their 4 hour and 15 minute match and Djokovic's shotmaking was spectacular! I guess you call that being in the zone, Nadal wasn't going to come back against that.

    So if the Djoker completes the deal and wins the French, he'll have 19 Grand Slam titles to Nadal and Federer's 20. I don't think many fans thought Djokovic would end up being the all-time leader in Slams over those two men but it sure looks to be headed that way given that he's younger than Nadal and Federer and still at the peak of his game.
     
  15. white lightning

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    This match was amazing. Congrats to Djokovic. I really hope he can win the final on Sunday. If he doesn he will have 19 grand slams. From watching and rooting for all 3, I think when all is said
    and done Djokovic will be the All Time King of Tennis! He is just so mentally and physically tough. Amazing athlete!
     
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    Djokovic showing his greatness. Djokovic dropped the first two sets, but roared back and now is up a break in the fifth. He has an extra mental gear to go along with his amazing talent. Tsitsipas is nice, but these guys can’t get over the hump until the big 3 finally age out.
     
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    Djokovic wins. Roger 20, Rafa 20, and Djokovic now with 19 grand slam wins.
     
  18. Don Wassall

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    I'm watching the replay now along with the Islanders-Lightning game, and the announcer noted that since Federer won Wimbledon in 2003, the Big Three have won 58 Grand Slam titles, everyone else 9. Let that sink in, it's just so impressive and unparalleled.
     
  19. white lightning

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    This to me helped to make it a great weekend. Djokovic has beaten both Federer and Nadal head to head more times in their careers. I truely believe we are looking at the
    Greatest Mens Tennis Player of All Time. With all respect to Fed & Nadal who I also root for. Djokovic has become my favorite player to watch and root for. He speaks
    3 or 4 languages fluently. Very smart, so athletic and a gentleman on and off the court. I really would love to see him win around 25 grands slams as I don't think anyone
    could ever match that total in a career! He would need to win 6 more which is possible as he is the clear number 1 player in the world currently & all time in my opinion!
     
  20. skinnylegsandall

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    Truly a great Friday,Sunday for Novak Djokovic.Best Men's Tennis I've seen since Jimmy Connors
    John McEnroe days.
     

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