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    It was a good match but an anticlimatic end. Djokavic just seemed to lose concentration for the final two points, just like he did in the 4th game of the last set. He was certainly not playing his best tennis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    Djokavic ...
    very droll if you 're djoking, forgiven if you can't spell his name properly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jak View Post
    very droll if you 're djoking, forgiven if you can't spell his name properly!
    I was watching on a SD set-top box and so the players' names and scores weren't easy to make out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    I was watching on a SD set-top box and so the players' names and scores weren't easy to make out.
    touché!!!
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    I wonder why you never here anything about Tennis players and drugs.
    Look at Rafa.. He's got the stamina and arrogance you sometimes see in drug cheats,
    and Spaniards have a poor cycling record. I kind-of like Nadal though... Just wondering.

    Anyway ... go Fed

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus View Post
    the stamina and arrogance you sometimes see in drug cheats,
    and Spaniards have a poor cycling record.
    Spaniards do or cycling does? I read that the year Armstrong got the gong if they had given it to the next placed competitor not linked to drug cheating it would have gone to 23rd place.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus View Post
    I wonder why you never here anything about Tennis players and drugs.
    Didn't Martina Hengis cop a 2 year ban for cocaine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    Didn't Martina Hengis cop a 2 year ban for cocaine?
    Petr Koorda received 1 year for nandrolone.

    Explanation: The Czech left-hander, who was once ranked No 2 in the world, had a novel excuse for why the banned steroid nandrolone was found in his system during the 1998 Wimbledon tournament – his penchant for veal. While young calves are fattened on the steroid, experts said that Korda would have needed to have eaten 40 of the animals a day to have ingested the levels found in his body.
    Result: A one-year ban, which effectively brought his professional career to a close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Duckula View Post
    Petr Koorda received 1 year for nandrolone.

    Explanation: The Czech left-hander, who was once ranked No 2 in the world, had a novel excuse for why the banned steroid nandrolone was found in his system
    A love for Portuguese chicken?
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Spaniards do or cycling does? I read that the year Armstrong got the gong if they had given it to the next placed competitor not linked to drug cheating it would have gone to 23rd place.
    Yes ... "back then" everyone was doing it i guess. But I'm just thinking recently about Alberto Contador, and another time a Spanish doctor was caught with a car load of meds. I know i'm a bit thin on facts.

    Rafael is modest favourite with the bookies for the big game. R Nadal 1.62 , R Federer 2.30

    Li Na is $1.30 for Chibby's $3.30.
    Hard to say who the crowd will be barracking for ?

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    What i caught of the womens doubles final , there was some great tennis.

    Gallery

    Tsonga - Everybody lies about drugs

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    Men's singles final - big upset as Wawrinka beats Nadal

    Wow! Quite a surprise. nadal was injured but he was already losing at that stage. Well done the Pole!

    No surprise that Li Nah won the women's singles final yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Wow! Quite a surprise. nadal was injured but he was already losing at that stage. Well done the Pole!

    No surprise that Li Nah won the women's singles final yesterday.
    Ah - Wawrinka is Swiss! Still well done anyway!
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    Great tournament I never gave Wawrinka a chance ("having never taken a set from Nadal in 12 previous meetings", "After defeating second seed and four-time champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, Wawrinka becomes the first man in 21 years to beat the world's top two players en route to a grand slam title"), but really enjoyed Rafael going down.

    Popular Li Na finally wins an Aus Open, on her third GF appearance.

    Total Slam titles - Rafa has 13 to Feds 17, and Sampras' 14
    and the womens is interesting
    Code:
    1 	Germany Steffi Graf         	22 	4 	6 	7 	5
    2 	United States Chris Evert 	18 	2 	7 	3 	6
    = 	United States M. Navratilova 	18 	3 	2 	9 	4
    4 	United States Serena Williams 	17 	5 	2 	5 	5
    5 	Australia Margaret Court 	11 	4 	3 	1 	3
    6 	              Monica Seles 	9 	4 	3 	0 	2
    7 	United States Billie Jean King 	8 	0 	1 	4 	3
    8 	Australia Evonne Goolagong 	7 	4 	1 	2 	0
    = 	Belgium   Justine Henin 	7 	1 	4 	0 	2
    = 	United States Venus Williams 	7 	0 	0 	5 	2
    11 	Switzerland Martina Hingis 	5 	3 	0 	1 	1
    12 	Belgium   Kim Clijsters 	4 	1 	0 	0 	3
    = 	Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková 	4 	2 	1 	0 	1
    = 	Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 	4 	0 	3 	0 	1
    = 	Russia   Maria Sharapova 	4 	1 	1 	1 	1
    16 	United   States J. Capriati 	3 	2 	1 	0 	0
    = 	United States L. Davenport 	3 	1 	0 	1 	1
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