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    Sergiy Stakhovsky - who has just retired from professional tennis (and he was a well-know player, I can recall him beating Federer on one occasion) has signed up for Ukranian military to defend his country: https://news.sky.com/video/ukraine-i...erves-12551963
    Many other current and former sports people )(including chess players such as GM Timoshenko) are also ready to fight!
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    Slow learner.

    ‘I won’t be able to play in the US’: Djokovic barred, withdraws from Indian Wells
    Health authorities have blocked Novak Djokovic from entering the United States, and the world No.2 has subsequently withdrawn from a pair of major American tournaments. ...
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    At least apparently, he will be alowed to play in French Open now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    At least apparently, he will be alowed to play in French Open now.
    It should also be noted: Just like with the Australian Open - Novak was put in the draw (and this time he knew - he is likely not to be allowed to enter the country)...and was not disclosing that he was an unlikely starter...
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
    Still, much faster than how they used to play till 16-14 or so . I still remember the Isner-Machut serving epic .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
    Not sure why they say this is starting at Roland Garros. Aus Open already had it.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Interesting that Barty retires so early.
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    Rafa is through the French semis!
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    I see the drug cheat Marin Cilic is also in the semi finals. Hope he loses.

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    Nadal wins his 22nd slam, to extend his lead over Federer and Djokovic, 20 each.
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    Tsitsipas on the Australian Working Class Hero Kirgios:
    '' "It's constant bullying, that's what he does. He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don't like bullies. I don't like people that put other people down.
    "He has some good traits in his character, as well. But when he -- he also has a very evil side to him, which if it's exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him. Myself, when I feel like other people disrespect me and don't respect what I'm doing from the other side of the court, it's absolute normal from my side to act and do something about it.
    "The handshake part, well deserved, well done for the great match, for sure, I need to congratulate my opponent. It's a thing I have been doing my entire life. I have never finished the match and not given my hand to the opponent simply because of his performance.
    "But attitude-wise, if there was a handshake for that, I would definitely be walking away from it, and that's how it is. It's not acceptable in any way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Tsitsipas on the Australian Working Class Hero Kirgios:
    '' "It's constant bullying, that's what he does. He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don't like bullies. I don't like people that put other people down.
    "He has some good traits in his character, as well. But when he -- he also has a very evil side to him, which if it's exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him. Myself, when I feel like other people disrespect me and don't respect what I'm doing from the other side of the court, it's absolute normal from my side to act and do something about it.
    "The handshake part, well deserved, well done for the great match, for sure, I need to congratulate my opponent. It's a thing I have been doing my entire life. I have never finished the match and not given my hand to the opponent simply because of his performance.
    "But attitude-wise, if there was a handshake for that, I would definitely be walking away from it, and that's how it is. It's not acceptable in any way."
    Yes Kyrgios is a serial pest, he has done an enormous amout wrong on the Tennis court.

    The sad thing is he really does have talent and should be much higher ranked if he just worked hard and played tennis the right way.

    Beating Tsitsipas is a very good result.

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    Nick Kyrgios won again to make the quarter finals and he has a good chance to make the semi finals

    In the womens Ajla Tomljanovic also made the quarterfinals

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    Novak pushed to 5 sets by Sinner.
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