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Camelot Tennis Universe => General Pro Player Discussions => Topic started by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 01:32:01 pm


Title: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 01:32:01 pm
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The Way of The Camelot Knight





**A Camelot Knight is a Warrior of the Highest Order.



"The Camelot Knight Bushido"


1. Sacred Combat and Respect: In Aikido and other Eastern martial arts, you always bow to your opponent, as a way of expressing what your soul would like to declare: "I honor and respect you as a worthy opponent, and value the opportunity to learn and grow through this combat with you." Honor and respect your fellow warriors but honor and respect your opponents even more for the opportunity to learn and grow.

2. Uncompromising Integrity: A warrior’s character and his/her honor are steadfast. And his/her word is bond.

3. Serve: A true warrior serves with honor on and off the battlefield.

4. Excellence: Excel as warriors through discipline and relentless will.

5. Preparation: Constantly train for battle and fight to win. Failure is never an option for the warrior. Be ready to lead at a moment’s notice.

6. Reality: A warrior is always grounded in reality. A superficial warrior cannot see how things happen, even though the evidence is everywhere. But a warrior who is centered, conscious, and grounded in reality always has the deeper understanding. The ferocious dog bites the excited warrior. The conscious and centered warrior walks by unharmed. Being centered means having the ability to recover one’s balance. A centered warrior is simply not subject to passing whims or sudden excitements.

7. Kindness: It is a known fact that the greatest martial arts are also the gentlest. They allow an adversary to fall down gently. A great warrior also does not rush into every battle. A great warrior offers his adversaries the opportunity to make crucial self-defeating errors.

8. Live in the present: A warrior has reconciled the past, prepares for the future, but remains firmly entrenched in the present moment. A warrior does not see present experiences in the light of past experiences. Seeing the present through the eyes of the past is a way of remaining in the world of illusion. This is akin to viewing a sunset. Each one is different from the ones before it. Comparing the one being viewed now with past sunsets may detract from a warrior’s ability to fully experience it.

9. Reflection: A warrior has to be able to analyze him/herself objectively and to think in a rational manner when engaging in a discussion and be willing to admit his/her own mistakes.

10. Awakening: chillax with your fellow warriors at the Castle. trying to be too flashy suggests instability. Rushing to judgement gets you nowhere fast. Promoting yourself reveals your insecurity. A wise warrior knows that trying to appear brilliant is certainly not enlightened. In his book, Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa defines warrior as "one who is brave". Bravery, among many things, also involves a willingness to let your defenses be exposed so we can open more fully to life. In Trungpa`s words, discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the heart. So in that spirit, resolve to chillax, learn, and grow stronger from your interactions with your fellow warriors at the castle.

11. Alliance of the Warriors: Consider yourself, each of you, as a warrior with only one wing. And you can only fly if you embrace each other. This is consistent with what the great warrior king, king Leonidas, also believed. He said that in the final analysis, we are only as good as the warrior next to us.

When two warriors move in the same direction, they forge a much deeper bond, based on encouraging each other to honor the sacred presence and basic goodness within them. This often proves to be an unbeatable combination in any battle. Then and only then can these warriors really appreciate their connection for what it is---an alliance of warriors. The castle is an alliance of warriors.

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 01:34:19 pm
welcome to Camelot.


post at leisure and have fun.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: EnriqueIG8 on September 03, 2013, 04:01:42 pm
Awesome job guys!  :D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 04:10:40 pm
good to see you general Javier the fearless.



Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 04:23:48 pm
post away and have a blast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 07:12:24 pm
how crazy is this?


http://network.yardbarker.com/nba/article_external/australian_sets_world_record_with_longest_basketball_shot_ever_off_clock_tower_in_the_netherlands_video/14441600?linksrc=foxrg_home
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 07:44:20 pm
its show time.

the great dunblane warrior is playing istomin.


lets go andy. get this done in straights.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 08:19:37 pm
istomin is hanging in there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 08:22:18 pm
this is your all purpose place.

talk about anything you please here.


talk tennis or talk about anything you else you have on our mind.


movies, tavel, other sports, you name it. everything goes here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 08:36:48 pm
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/index.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 09:06:56 pm
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Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 09:27:20 pm
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Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 09:56:34 pm
wawrinka is playing superb tennis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 10:23:12 pm
andy is being lazy. he needs to put this guy away and get off the court.


this match is 2 hours and 47 minutes old already.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 10:43:42 pm
andy is serving for the set and the match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 11:09:20 pm

I just saw this at yahoo.com:


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nbc-yahoo-sports/sportsdash-roger-federer-midst-steady-decline-170154021--ocid.yahoo.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 03, 2013, 11:12:17 pm
and here is another one from yahoo.com:


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/federer-clings-legacy-battered-us-open-160354445--ten.html





they are all writing him off. that is exactly what is going to motivate him to come back strong in 2014.

I don't think he is ready to leave the game.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 12:07:51 am
how do we put the registration/log in info on the top left like they have it at tennis4you?
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 07:57:41 am
morning sports fans.


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 12:08:04 pm
it's looking like a nadal vs Murray final to me.


Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 02:32:53 pm
Hi all. And by that i mean all 4 of you. :p

Very confused about everything., really so been thinking about things the last few days. I thought Tennis Frontier was safe and we were meant to be there forever but how quickly things change, don't they? There's so much I want to say but unfortunately I am just back from the eye doctor and she's given me eye drops, so things are still blurry for me. Can barely read things let alone type a post.

So in a nutshell, I really like Owen and his forum; however, things felt really tight and controlled lately and while I agree that every new forum needs to go through a lot experience before they come to realize how it should uphold its reputation, I am not sure if I have time for that. I need freedom from the get go. I told him just last week in a PM that I was really getting tired of being on new forums, because this also means having to adjust all their new rules and their posters, who can be quite judgmental btw and it does take a lot of time to overcome that and establish yourself as a good and reliable poster. Also, this is happening during USO and despite Andy's marvelous win at Wimbledon, I had a nasty experience at T4U (as you all know) as soon as I came back to the forum, so once again  I've become very unsure of things but more importantly, I so need to focus on Andy during this time that I really and truly cannot go through all this drama.

So I am still very confused and basically waiting for the USO to be over so that I can finally decide as to what to do. Should I stay or should I leave the forum thing all behind me.

I had it all very well said in my head really but I think that  ^^ came out a bit scattered.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 03:00:15 pm
herc or Slasher, is it possible to have the left column (where it has the Members, Stats, Users etc.) across the board at the top of page? That way we don't have to scroll right and also, it would look nice and neat. Isn't that the way other forums are?

Anyway, I am not sure if I should be demanding so much on my 2nd post here. :p

herc, I got your PM last night  but since I thought I was going to be here today, so I'd reply here. As to the first one, I was thinking about things and also wanted to see where things were going as it all seemed quite unsettled. I believe you could have handled the matter better but at the same time, I could also see why you'd be so angry. There's no point making you and Javi the mod and not give you any real power. that really and truly defeats the purpose. Also, that meant they didn't trust you enough. And the deal they offered later after all hooplas had the freedom of much less moderation but it came at the expense of the Castle taking a backseat and that didn't make any sense. They could have left it at the front page and called it Frontier Castle Chat or something. That way they could have maintained their own brand and the Castle would have had its own identity.

The idea of a Castle is a very open and it needs all its freedom to fully exercise its all possibilities but unfortunately, it just wasn't there from the get go. I wish Owen could see that and had a better conversation with both tented and Moxie. That way I am sure we would have all had something that would have made everyone happy. But alas, that probably wasn't meant to be.

I was personally very disturbed when Slasher's post re: a poster's death at MTF got deleted. I was quoting his post  at that time to show my condolences, but I couldn't do it only to realize a minute later that the original post was deleted right away. That felt inhuman. How can you not allow the news of a poster who had just died? There are some things in life where the news should be spread right away so that we cal all show our respect and this news was one of them. I found it as extreme moderation almost cult like. However I don't feel at all either Owen or tented are mean spirited people or anything; quite the contrary in fact, but it just came out in dead wrong manner. Yes, we have rules that we need to obey but we are also human beings so we should know better as to how to use our discretion.

In any case, I don't have any bitter feelings towards anyone or anything. I just later thought it was never meant to be and sounded too good to be true from the start. We all still have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 03:01:30 pm
good to see you Emma.

at last we are at a place which belongs to us.


now nobody can tell us what to do or what to talk about and what not to talk about.


baron and I get along fine. it's all his global mods who do not care about us.

and his 2 partners were tugging at him constantly.

in the end he sided with tented and moxie.

they want total and complete control and they want run their forum like church.


they even went so far as to remove me and javi from mod positions at the castle.


we did absolutely nothing wrong at the castle. they **** it up with their constant meddling.


I guess they were insecure and scared of our success there.


not sure what the best course of action is right now.


at least we are safe here and we are the owners of Camelot.


now we don't have orders from anybody.

we have a little place to stay in touch anyway.


and we will ban any trolls permanently instantly.



I am out on the road right now. It is hard to post with I phone.



anyway Andy started out slow yesterday but got going eventually.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 03:08:19 pm
 Baron and I are still friends lady emma.


we need to let some time pass. we could still work out some sort of compromise.


he said I was welcome to post there.



general slasher or general August might be help with your request.


I can't do much with a I phone.


anyway I will be home in 2-3 hours.


I will try to answer your post better when I get home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 03:26:12 pm
No worries about replying if you are still on the road. You are so much on the road sometimes I think of you as door to door sales person. LOLz. I am teasing you!

But did you know? There was a time I really thought Swish was a door to door vitamin sales person. lol. Nothing wrong with that but I just found it really funny. He'd just post vitamin stuff all the time so it had made me wonder about things. lol.

Good match, this Ferru vs Richie but I am pulling for Richie without a doubt.

None of us are bad, herc be it you or I or tented or Owen etc. It's just that the matter was handled in a very wrong way and not in timely fashion either, unfortunately. All they needed to do is just relax the rules a lot as we are all grown ups after all minus Alex. lol. They could have still kept the rules they have now and let the Castle flow. it was such a minor adjustment and yet, it never got done the proper way. And you couldn't just wait and be patient so I have a beef with you too, mind you. Next time, I want you to speak to the Mod you are most friendly with (in this case it was BB) if that ever happens again. So that's something you really badly need to adjust. You are going to promise that to all of us.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 04:16:38 pm
I have agree with you Emma.


it is a good learning experience for all of us.



it's all part of growing up and learning from our mistakes.


at least we tried. failure consists only in no longer trying.


there is a very old Chinese proverb: fall down 7 times, stand up eight.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 04:19:15 pm
Emma your avi rocks.



I am still not home. I will be home in about 90 minutes.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 04:27:03 pm
gasquet gets by ferru. this is huge for gasquet.


is this the best he has ever done at the u. s. open?





Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: freak3yman84 on September 04, 2013, 06:27:35 pm
Hola General, I have arrived :D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 06:34:34 pm
vamosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss general freakygoat.



congrats mate. you are now a global mod.

a global mod not only here but also at our next pricey, commercial capable forum. that is 9 months away.



advertising will pay for our next forum general freaky.

and we will make sure we get paid too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 06:39:47 pm
general freaky let me know if you want me to start work on the most amazing super sig ever for you.


I will need to know the name of all your players.


 ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 06:50:49 pm
No worries about replying if you are still on the road. You are so much on the road sometimes I think of you as door to door sales person. LOLz. I am teasing you!

But did you know? There was a time I really thought Swish was a door to door vitamin sales person. lol. Nothing wrong with that but I just found it really funny. He'd just post vitamin stuff all the time so it had made me wonder about things. lol.

Good match, this Ferru vs Richie but I am pulling for Richie without a doubt.

None of us are bad, herc be it you or I or tented or Owen etc. It's just that the matter was handled in a very wrong way and not in timely fashion either, unfortunately. All they needed to do is just relax the rules a lot as we are all grown ups after all minus Alex. lol. They could have still kept the rules they have now and let the Castle flow. it was such a minor adjustment and yet, it never got done the proper way. And you couldn't just wait and be patient so I have a beef with you too, mind you. Next time, I want you to speak to the Mod you are most friendly with (in this case it was BB) if that ever happens again. So that's something you really badly need to adjust. You are going to promise that to all of us.



you got a deal lady emma.


mistake were made on both sides.


I still thin they were pretty hard up on making us 2nd class citizens.


not necessarily baron but his chimpanzees. especially moxie and tented.


tented was all about ultra control. he deleted one of my posts as soon as I got there.


and the post was simple: the post just asked if we should consider a classified section/board.

he deleted it and then he told me he told me that he does not want that on his forum.

as bad as tented was, moxie was worse. she told me stop posting at the art gallery thread that I created.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 07:24:28 pm
herc or Slasher, is it possible to have the left column (where it has the Members, Stats, Users etc.) across the board at the top of page? That way we don't have to scroll right and also, it would look nice and neat. Isn't that the way other forums are?

Anyway, I am not sure if I should be demanding so much on my 2nd post here. :p

herc, I got your PM last night  but since I thought I was going to be here today, so I'd reply here. As to the first one, I was thinking about things and also wanted to see where things were going as it all seemed quite unsettled. I believe you could have handled the matter better but at the same time, I could also see why you'd be so angry. There's no point making you and Javi the mod and not give you any real power. that really and truly defeats the purpose. Also, that meant they didn't trust you enough. And the deal they offered later after all hooplas had the freedom of much less moderation but it came at the expense of the Castle taking a backseat and that didn't make any sense. They could have left it at the front page and called it Frontier Castle Chat or something. That way they could have maintained their own brand and the Castle would have had its own identity.

The idea of a Castle is a very open and it needs all its freedom to fully exercise its all possibilities but unfortunately, it just wasn't there from the get go. I wish Owen could see that and had a better conversation with both tented and Moxie. That way I am sure we would have all had something that would have made everyone happy. But alas, that probably wasn't meant to be.

I was personally very disturbed when Slasher's post re: a poster's death at MTF got deleted. I was quoting his post  at that time to show my condolences, but I couldn't do it only to realize a minute later that the original post was deleted right away. That felt inhuman. How can you not allow the news of a poster who had just died? There are some things in life where the news should be spread right away so that we cal all show our respect and this news was one of them. I found it as extreme moderation almost cult like. However I don't feel at all either Owen or tented are mean spirited people or anything; quite the contrary in fact, but it just came out in dead wrong manner. Yes, we have rules that we need to obey but we are also human beings so we should know better as to how to use our discretion.

In any case, I don't have any bitter feelings towards anyone or anything. I just later thought it was never meant to be and sounded too good to be true from the start. We all still have a lot to learn.



I am not sure how to fix that emma.

general slasher or general august might know. hopefully they will see this post when they swing by.



truth be told, that is a home made forum.
a lot of those are completely free on the net and vast majority of them have no appeal. there are constraints and there are severe limitations to those type of forums.


 it is also an extremely clickish crowd. and they tend to hang out with each other at their tennis discussion page 99% of the time.



they did not really care about us at the castle. moxie and tented avoided it and so did 99% of their mods.

I made it clear to baron when I got there that it was up to us and all the locals there and all the global mods there to set an example of personally meeting and greeting folks when they arrived at the castle. it told him it would start a trend. people like to be noticed and spoken to.

well it did not happen. baron was the only one and its because I kept asking him to meet and greet new people at the castle when they arrived.

betty was extremely upset one morning. she sent me a pm and said that she was sick and tired of being so blatantly ignored there.



I don't think it was going to work emma. sooner or later it would have ended there anyway.

I have known a lot of those people for a long time. vast majority of them do not care about me.



it is what it is. I am not going to lose any sleep over it.


we live and learn and we move on. we adapt and we evolve. we will never be able to please the whole world.




it was fun in the beginning because most new things can be fun and are fun if we just have the capacity to just let them be fun.

and the upside seemed interesting since we were starting from ground zero. one has to be optimistic about things in life.


I had a feeling that their indifference and their constant meddling and endless propensity to be all controlling would inhibit our enterprise sooner or later.

and so it happened.



anyway I have some ideas. we start from scratch here and we just hang on for our opportunity for a really cool forum with some commercial appeal.

those who stick with us and help us build a little bit will be stars at our next forum.


and we will let the gutless cowards run since they never were really with us in the first bloody place.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 07:38:33 pm
I think most of the posters there are very tennis oriented so they stick to threads that are more related to that. It's a tennis forum after all. Some of them do hang out on other threads like the Movie, Music, art etc. but only a few. Anyway, that doesn't even matter and I don't think they need to hang out at the Castle either. I know that a relationship takes time to build and we were never there. I know baron britbox from before so I was most comfortable with him and I really liked Kieran - he's such a sweetheart. He'd hang out a lot at the Castle but as I said, they don't and didn't need to. They just needed to trust you and Javi enough to leave it alone. But you know, it's hteir forum after all though I wish they'd known what they were getting into because Castle has it's fare share of controversies. So once they accepted it, IMHO, they should have been brave enough to stick with it. There was just way too much meddling to the point I felt really uncomfortable and I let Owen know too. Anyway, it's in the past now. Best things tend to come out from the worst or they say.

I am sorry to here that betty got upset. Probably it's some of our fault too. You've been always great at greeting all the posters but I am afraid I haven't done the same with either betty or nikki, so I take some responsibility as well.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 07:54:04 pm
well I don't think the door is closed forever lady emma.

first of all as you know, baron still welcomes us there with open arms.


we will let some time pass first and foremost.
and then we will look at our various options.

in the mean time, we do have our own place. there were really just a few of us at the castle there anyway.

and as you know we are all so busy during the day. we only tend to relax at a cool, calm, quiet forum in the evenings when we can.



here you are a global moderator already. see how easy it would have been. all they had to do was restore my and javi`s quiet leadership at the castle and let it roll for a while.

we brought baron what he was craving for. we brought him some growth.


even general masterclass made  this point: he said that some leadership at least in principle was important at the castle.


I just wanted my name and javi`s name at the top as mods because to many people it represents and safety and security.


we are not and never have been power hungry mods. it was to be just a symbolic thing.

and it also means that a few more people would have come our way.



I like Kieran a lot too. he posted with us a little bit at the castle.


we can ask him to stop by here once in a while and say hello.

baron also said he will stop by and say hello.

we wont do anything to hurt their forum in any way.


baron is a class act.

and so is of course Kieran.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 07:59:29 pm
alex the hapless troll was banned for 14 days today at tennis4you for harassing general nekro.
and for racist remarks.

I think he said something pretty stupid about you too.




no doubt he will make his way here before long.






ban the worthless fool permanently instantly when you see him here.


Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 08:01:01 pm
by the way folks check out this facebook page.

I just posted there and asked them for some help. I asked them to give us a bit of helping hand by joining here.





https://www.facebook.com/wearetennis
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 08:09:08 pm
its showtime.

nadal vs robredo.



I cant see roberedo winning this one.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 08:25:14 pm
do you remember this picture emma?


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/murrayopen-300_zps8eeac029.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/murrayopen-300_zps8eeac029.jpg.html)
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Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 08:39:20 pm
I know neither you nor Javi are power hungry and because you are the owners of the Castle, it makes sense that you two would have your names there.

Leadership is a great thing but only when people don't lose sight of things which is mainly to serve others and that's all there is. But more often than not we tend to abuse it.

It would be nice to see baron here for sure. I was at TF this late afternoon and sent him a PM to say hello. I told him that I'd stop by from time to time.

Oh, so I am a mod now? I didn't even notice. lol. what am I supposed to mod though? Maybe I'll mod baron once he's here and give him some sweet time :p kidding!

And also, I can always mod freaky's name. I mean what kind of name is that?? lol
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Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 08:40:39 pm
do you remember this picture emma?


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/murrayopen-300_zps8eeac029.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/murrayopen-300_zps8eeac029.jpg.html)

Yes, very nice. :)

Robredo is about to....gasp! hold his serve.
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Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 08:43:31 pm
I did not enjoy Nole destroying Granollers 0 and 0 and I am not enjoying this match either. No contest. Very boring.

Anyway, Bredo finally holds.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 08:47:39 pm
I stopped watching too lady emma.



poor robredo. they will play davis cup together in a few days.


robredo is no match for the clay warrior.




did you see your coffee shop?


you will like the picture too. I changed a few things.
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Post by: Emma on September 04, 2013, 08:54:41 pm
Beating Federer on a hard court Major was probably a big deal for him so I don't blame him for a flat performance here tonight. Besides, I don't think he believes he can beat Nadal so that's not there either.

I was slightly disappointed with last night schedules. Wawrinka/Berdy and Andy/Istomin almost started at the same time and I wasn't able to watch Wawrinka/Berdy match as much as my main focus was Andy. I did have the Wawa match on my laptop, but the focus wasn't there. It was a spectacular match  by the look of it while Andy's was more on the entertaining side. Not the organizers fault. It's just that Hewitt's match took forever. I was sad to see Lleyton lose.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 09:07:22 pm
I thought andy had that won. I guess he crumbled when he got close to the win.

poor Hewitt. I hear he used to be tough as nails.

he was the youngest world #1 a few years back. I think he made #1 at age 19.

he is not so poor however. he has built quite an empire for himself.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 09:42:07 pm
key matches tomorrow:



MATCHES - THURSDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles - Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [21] M Youzhny (RUS)
 [3] A Murray (GBR) vs [9] S Wawrinka (SUI)

Doubles - Semi-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [4] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE)
 [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [10] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA
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Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 09:47:22 pm
andy has the afternoon match tomorrow.

nole gets the night match.



http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 09:55:54 pm
I wish I knew how to put a logo of some sort or an image at the very top of the home page.



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/knights-1_zps94e4f59c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/knights-1_zps94e4f59c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 09:59:58 pm
Beating Federer on a hard court Major was probably a big deal for him so I don't blame him for a flat performance here tonight. Besides, I don't think he believes he can beat Nadal so that's not there either.

I was slightly disappointed with last night schedules. Wawrinka/Berdy and Andy/Istomin almost started at the same time and I wasn't able to watch Wawrinka/Berdy match as much as my main focus was Andy. I did have the Wawa match on my laptop, but the focus wasn't there. It was a spectacular match  by the look of it while Andy's was more on the entertaining side. Not the organizers fault. It's just that Hewitt's match took forever. I was sad to see Lleyton lose.





I don't think I have ever seen wawrinka play so good.


he will be a good test for andy.  wawrinka does everything well.



it will serve as great preparation for his semifinal match.




as for the nole vs youzhny match tomorrow, I have a feeling that youzhny might be able to make it somewhat competitive.


he may be able to steal a set.
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Post by: freak3yman84 on September 04, 2013, 10:17:17 pm
vamosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss general freakygoat.



congrats mate. you are now a global mod.

a global mod not only here but also at our next pricey, commercial capable forum. that is 9 months away.



advertising will pay for our next forum general freaky.

and we will make sure we get paid too.

Sounds like an awesome plan, General :D

general freaky let me know if you want me to start work on the most amazing super sig ever for you.


I will need to know the name of all your players.


 ;D

Hewitt, Rosol, Haas, Stakhovsky, Darcis are my faves. 3/5 for their amazing upsets!
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2013, 10:24:53 pm
I will start work on your sensational super sig tonight general freaky.

you will have it tomorrow night.


have you thought about a cool avi yet?




also how about a board of your own that might read something like:


FREAKYGOAT Q & A Center




this will be to tap into the market of your fans general freaky. I think its just a fun thing to do. but its your call obviously.

our whole theme at this place is fun. fun, fun, and more fun.




we need to get hold of orange wombat also and let him have his own board. he can pursue anything he wants there. it will be his deal.


Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 12:13:06 am
ok general freaky. here is one version of your new super sig. we will do some more tomorrow night:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/goatsupersig-300_zpsbf8418a0.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/goatsupersig-300_zpsbf8418a0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 12:17:36 am
and here is still another version:

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/goatsupersig-301_zps3f01831b.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/goatsupersig-301_zps3f01831b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Slasher1985 on September 05, 2013, 01:16:20 am
Welcome to all the new additions to the staff. ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 02:12:50 pm
it's show time.

this is going to be a great match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 03:10:13 pm
Andy needs to step it up right now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 03:42:35 pm
Andy is down but he is not out.


let's go Andy.  fight back hard.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: masterclass on September 05, 2013, 04:49:21 pm
Hi all,  good looking new forum :) 
Thanks for the invite General Hercules.

Why, you may ask, did I think Stan would beat Andy in 3 sets? 

1. Stan has always given Andy some trouble; he matches up pretty well with him.

2. Stan beat Andy in their last US Open match in 2010.

3. Stan demolished Andy at Monte Carlo this year. 1 & 2, though some may think this is irrelevant because it was on clay, it still showed me something.

4. I think Stan has been the better overall player on hard courts this year, despite Andy's win in Miami and early in Brisbane.  Stan pushed Novak to the edge, losing a 5 set thriller at the Australian Open, and it was really anyone's match at the end.

5. It seemed to me that Wawrinka's level has gone up since last fall, while Murray's has gone down relatively speaking.

6. I have not seen the fire in Murray since he won Wimbledon, where he said that winning it would be the best thing he would ever achieve.  I personally don't think that is a good attitude to have if you want to go on and achieve more.  Maybe he'll get the fire back, maybe he won't.

7. Murray had 2 relatively poor matches in the lead up hard court events in Toronto and Cincinnati.
While he also didn't do so well last year in those events, and still won the US Open, last year he had a pretty good excuse.  He had a tough Olympics, which he won.  I think he needed the break that he got.  This year, I think he needed to perform better in at least one of those masters, and he did not.

Wawrinka played a very intelligent match today against Murray.  He really mixed it up. He played a fair amount of off-pace stuff, giving Murray some of his own medicine, then hit it hard from both wings. He tactically used the court well.  He came to the net whenever he had a chance, even on some he shouldn't, but that looked part of the plan.  All this mix caused Murray to not have a lot of rhythm.

Wawrinka served fairly well, but nothing spectacular. On return, he pretty much had Murray at his mercy whenever Murray sent in one of his pretty weak second serves.  It was only a question of whether Wawrinka would keep the ball in play as he hammered the wounded duck. 

Eventually, Murray started missing more and more of his first serves.  Murray did not play that well off the ground, as it looked like Wawrinka's tactical mix threw him off.  Only Andy's first serve kept him from having a worse 1st set score.  Once Wawrinka started reading Murray's 1st serve better and Murray's first serve went off a bit, Murray didn't have much else on which to rely on, and Wawrinka pulled away to win in a not very close 3 sets. 

The good news for Stan Wawrinka is that this effort should not have taken a great deal out of him, and he should be ready for his next match against Youzhny or Djokovic.

Congratulations to Spartan Stan Wawrinka and his fans.  Commiserations to Andy Murray and his fans.  Andy won Wimbledon; even the great Lendl could not win it.

Respectfully,
masterclass
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Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 05:03:20 pm
welcome to Camelot general masterclass.

that is one hell of post general.


I am not at home right now. I will respond to your post better when I'm home in couple of hours.


Stan is just a magician on the court general.


he can do it all.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 05:12:33 pm
is anybody giving youzhny any chance at all tonight?
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 05:48:19 pm
first semifinal appearance in 35 tries for spartan Stan.


I thought berdych was playing well. the spartan thrashed him in 4 sets.


and today this performance against Andy.
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Post by: masterclass on September 05, 2013, 06:39:40 pm
General, I give Youzhny an excellent chance to beat Djokovic  indoors or on faster courts, like Rotterdam or Marseilles.

If Arthur Ashe plays faster tonight then I've seen it so far, then Youzhny might have a chance in 3 or 4, but if not, then probably Djokovic in 3 or 4.

This is a slam, best of 5, and I'm not sure Youzhny has what it takes mentally to beat Djokovic over best of 5, as long as Djokovic can defend like he does.  You have to be able to hit winners against Djokovic or force him into making errors to shake his confidence, and if the court is high bouncing or slow enough, than Djokovic gets to a lot of balls that would be winners on lower bouncing faster surfaces and frustrates many opponents, like Nadal with his defense.

Still, anything can happen.  I've seen stranger things... like Federer beating himself like he did vs. Robredo the other night.  That was bizarre.  He was like Jekyll and Hyde.  He played fairly well in many games to get to break point, then played awfully when it counted.  He handed that match to Robredo.  He played quite well in the 3 matches previously.  So it was very strange for me, almost shocking, general. 

If I didn't know better, I'd say Uncle Toni was sticking a dagger into a Roger Federer voodoo doll on every break point.  ;D

Respectfully,
masterclass
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Post by: Emma on September 05, 2013, 06:52:39 pm
I am all for Youzhny/Richie or Youzhny/Wawa final. It would be so sweet if that were to happen.
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Post by: britbox on September 05, 2013, 08:30:19 pm
I like Youhzny's game.  Very easy on the eye.  Gasquet's also - particularly that backhand.  It must be one of the most beautiful shots in tennis.  Having said that, I can't see much other than a Djoker/Rafa final.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 08:42:54 pm
I wonder why Spartan Stan`s backhand does not get as much attention as gasquet`s backhand does.


I think Spartan stan`s backhand is heavier and more lethal.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: britbox on September 05, 2013, 08:48:10 pm
Stan's is more effective - he gets more purchase on it and it's more penetrating.  Gasquet's is just aesthetically a beautiful stroke to watch.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 08:56:37 pm
that is a good way of putting it and articulating it.



I could not agree more.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 09:08:29 pm
can youzhny steal this set?
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 09:23:17 pm
vamossssssssssssssssssss youzhny. now lets steal another set.



you can do this mate.



 ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 09:31:54 pm
oh well. it was fun while it lasted.



youzhny is down 0-2 in the 4th set.


this is not going to work.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 05, 2013, 09:59:47 pm
Hi all,  good looking new forum :) 
Thanks for the invite General Hercules.

Why, you may ask, did I think Stan would beat Andy in 3 sets? 

1. Stan has always given Andy some trouble; he matches up pretty well with him.

2. Stan beat Andy in their last US Open match in 2010.

3. Stan demolished Andy at Monte Carlo this year. 1 & 2, though some may think this is irrelevant because it was on clay, it still showed me something.

4. I think Stan has been the better overall player on hard courts this year, despite Andy's win in Miami and early in Brisbane.  Stan pushed Novak to the edge, losing a 5 set thriller at the Australian Open, and it was really anyone's match at the end.

5. It seemed to me that Wawrinka's level has gone up since last fall, while Murray's has gone down relatively speaking.

6. I have not seen the fire in Murray since he won Wimbledon, where he said that winning it would be the best thing he would ever achieve.  I personally don't think that is a good attitude to have if you want to go on and achieve more.  Maybe he'll get the fire back, maybe he won't.

7. Murray had 2 relatively poor matches in the lead up hard court events in Toronto and Cincinnati.
While he also didn't do so well last year in those events, and still won the US Open, last year he had a pretty good excuse.  He had a tough Olympics, which he won.  I think he needed the break that he got.  This year, I think he needed to perform better in at least one of those masters, and he did not.

Wawrinka played a very intelligent match today against Murray.  He really mixed it up. He played a fair amount of off-pace stuff, giving Murray some of his own medicine, then hit it hard from both wings. He tactically used the court well.  He came to the net whenever he had a chance, even on some he shouldn't, but that looked part of the plan.  All this mix caused Murray to not have a lot of rhythm.

Wawrinka served fairly well, but nothing spectacular. On return, he pretty much had Murray at his mercy whenever Murray sent in one of his pretty weak second serves.  It was only a question of whether Wawrinka would keep the ball in play as he hammered the wounded duck. 

Eventually, Murray started missing more and more of his first serves.  Murray did not play that well off the ground, as it looked like Wawrinka's tactical mix threw him off.  Only Andy's first serve kept him from having a worse 1st set score.  Once Wawrinka started reading Murray's 1st serve better and Murray's first serve went off a bit, Murray didn't have much else on which to rely on, and Wawrinka pulled away to win in a not very close 3 sets. 

The good news for Stan Wawrinka is that this effort should not have taken a great deal out of him, and he should be ready for his next match against Youzhny or Djokovic.

Congratulations to Spartan Stan Wawrinka and his fans.  Commiserations to Andy Murray and his fans.  Andy won Wimbledon; even the great Lendl could not win it.

Respectfully,
masterclass




excellent post general masterclass.


that sums it up nicely general.

still I expected andy to serve well and return even better. it would appear that he incurred heavy casualties on these 2 fronts.

he needed to take better care of his serve and he needed to dominate with his return game. especially today since stan was playing so well. Spartan had run over berdych in 4 the time previous.


 he failed to keep enough pressure on Spartan Stan`s side of the net.


Spartan Stan simply grew stronger in confidence as a result of it.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 09:08:28 am
looks like nekro has huge problems.


don't know what the hell his deal is. he is not about making type of contribution at all.


all he wants is drama behind the scenes. I am sure he has bother the hell out of scott about the three of us---me, general masterclass, and general slasher.

and we happen to be about building things while he is all about needless conflict, drama, and friction.



I did talk to Diana about him a while back. I heard he has a huge drinking problem.

still cant figure out what betty sees in him. he has her duped, doped, and drugged on the damn internet.


anyway it was time to distance myself from him. he is the reason why the castle experiment did not work at tennis frontier.


I fell into my usual trap of trying to be too damn kind to too many people while also trying to stand up for what I thought was the right thing at  the time.



I should have stepped back,  kept quiet, and just relaxed.



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Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 09:22:25 am
I am fired up about the semis tomorrow.



I am for spartan stan. he will fight like there is no tomorrow.



you can make book on that. and did I mention that he has brought heavy artillery?





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/stanbackhand-1_zps4523c090.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/stanbackhand-1_zps4523c090.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: masterclass on September 06, 2013, 01:56:25 pm
General Hercules, I think you were spot on about Andy Murray. 

He has to especially improve his second serve.  Rolling them in at an avg of 84 mph is WTA stuff.  When he gets tight some of them just float in at 75, begging to be smacked.  It is a real liability.  There shouldn't be so much difference between his first serve, where he averages 118-120 and frequently hits close to 130, and his second serve.  The poor second serve can be blasted back by almost anyone and either loses him the point right away or puts Murray on the defensive immediately.  It also begins to put a lot of pressure on his first serve.  Murray's first serve deteriorated noticeably after the first set.  If he can improve the second serve, then his first serve's consistency will probably improve.  He needs to up his second serve speed at least 10 mph on avg.

Murray usually has one of the better returns in the game, on first serve anyway.  Almost everybody's average ace count drops when they face Murray.

Still, after his return, he seems sometimes to be a bit lost, and definitely on the defensive, which differs from Djokovic.  Murray has to improve his second serve returns.  He is susceptible to the kick serve.   

Murray had 0, that's right zero break points against Wawrinka.   It's difficult to win if you can't break.  It's even more difficult if you never get a break point.  Yes, Wawrinka protected his serve well, but Murray can and should do better.

If he wants to remain in the top echelon, he needs to quickly put that Wimbledon win on the shelf, set himself new challenges and move on.  I look for a good indoor season for him if he does that.   

The 1st item on my list for him - win the World Tour Finals in London this year.   It's a worthy goal.  Nearly all the top players in the Open Era have some year end championship trophies on their shelf.  Here is the list of winners:

6 - Roger Federer
5 - Ivan Lendl,  Pete Sampras
4 - Ilie Nastase
3 - John McEnroe, Boris Becker
2 - Bjorn Borg, Lleyton Hewitt, Novak Djokovic
1 - Stan Smith,  Guillermo Vilas, Manuel Orantes, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Michael Stich, Alex Corretja, Gustavo Kuerten, David Nalbandian, Nikolay Davydenko

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 02:43:54 pm
one hell of a post there general masterclass.


I am not at home at the moment.


it is difficult to post properly with I phone.



we will talk about Andy and spartan Stan at length later when I get home.



Andy has some work to do general.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 02:59:33 pm
it's great to see you here general lugburz.


make yourself at home general.


Camelot is at your disposal.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 03:17:54 pm
Flavia pennetta is in trouble.


it's not looking good at the moment.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 07:42:44 pm
big day tomorrow at flushing meadows.



I am hoping for a great victory for Spartan Stan.




 ;D ;D
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Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 09:02:16 pm
ok folks I have changed the opening page a little bit.


it is still work in progress but it looks a little better now.




 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 10:10:24 pm
General Hercules, I think you were spot on about Andy Murray. 

He has to especially improve his second serve.  Rolling them in at an avg of 84 mph is WTA stuff.  When he gets tight some of them just float in at 75, begging to be smacked.  It is a real liability.  There shouldn't be so much difference between his first serve, where he averages 118-120 and frequently hits close to 130, and his second serve.  The poor second serve can be blasted back by almost anyone and either loses him the point right away or puts Murray on the defensive immediately.  It also begins to put a lot of pressure on his first serve.  Murray's first serve deteriorated noticeably after the first set.  If he can improve the second serve, then his first serve's consistency will probably improve.  He needs to up his second serve speed at least 10 mph on avg.

Murray usually has one of the better returns in the game, on first serve anyway.  Almost everybody's average ace count drops when they face Murray.

Still, after his return, he seems sometimes to be a bit lost, and definitely on the defensive, which differs from Djokovic.  Murray has to improve his second serve returns.  He is susceptible to the kick serve.   

Murray had 0, that's right zero break points against Wawrinka.   It's difficult to win if you can't break.  It's even more difficult if you never get a break point.  Yes, Wawrinka protected his serve well, but Murray can and should do better.

If he wants to remain in the top echelon, he needs to quickly put that Wimbledon win on the shelf, set himself new challenges and move on.  I look for a good indoor season for him if he does that.   

The 1st item on my list for him - win the World Tour Finals in London this year.   It's a worthy goal.  Nearly all the top players in the Open Era have some year end championship trophies on their shelf.  Here is the list of winners:

6 - Roger Federer
5 - Ivan Lendl,  Pete Sampras
4 - Ilie Nastase
3 - John McEnroe, Boris Becker
2 - Bjorn Borg, Lleyton Hewitt, Novak Djokovic
1 - Stan Smith,  Guillermo Vilas, Manuel Orantes, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Michael Stich, Alex Corretja, Gustavo Kuerten, David Nalbandian, Nikolay Davydenko

Respectfully,
masterclass



very tough day at the office for andy general masterclass.


normally he is able to get back in the matches on the strength of his return game alone.


you cant win if you cant break. you have to return well enough to secure a few break points.




as for the 2nd serve, he has to start working on that asap.


they had somebody in a wheelchair tennis serving at 82-84 mph.


andy is nearly 6 foot 4 and he is as strong as they come. I know he has that 130-135 mph first serve so there really is no excuse to throw in club level 2nd serves.




at any rate, on the other side of the ledger, Spartan Stan came to play. his game clicked and it all came together for him.


I have a feeling that he is going to be able to keep that up against nole. that match may go the full distance tomorrow.

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 10:16:32 pm
http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 10:20:16 pm

September 6, 2013, 2:11 pm   3 Comments   
 
The Power of Positive Thinking Doesn’t Fail Wawrinka

By GEOFF MACDONALD
 

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrated his victory over Andy Murray at the United States Open.Uli Seit for The New York TimesStanislas Wawrinka celebrated his victory over Andy Murray at the United States Open.

Tattooed on Stanislas Wawrinka’s left forearm is a quotation that sums up his philosophy of life. It’s from Samuel Beckett, whose writings dealt with the struggle to find meaning in a bleak, nihilistic universe. Written on his arm in blue script: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better.”

“It’s my vision of my job and my life in general,” Wawrinka said. “In tennis, as you know, if you are not Roger or Rafa and Djokovic or Andy now, you don’t win so many tournaments and you always lose. But you need to take the positive of the loss and you need to go back to work.”

He added, “It’s that simple.”

Nothing was very simple Thursday for Wawrinka’s opponent, the reigning United States Open champion, Andy Murray, who looked like the negative, anguished Murray of old as he whined and gestured toward his box, looking as though losing to Wawrinka was surely killing him. It was disappointing to watch. Like many tennis fans, I have rooted hard for Murray to slay his personal demons and realize his considerable potential.

Read more…
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Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 10:32:07 pm
https://www.facebook.com/Tennisfancast
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 10:59:32 pm
becker talks about andy murray:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/23996985








Andy Murray must set new goals - Boris Becker
By Piers Newbery
 BBC Sport at Flushing Meadows Wimbledon champion Andy Murray needs to set himself new challenges after losing his US Open title with defeat in the quarter-finals, says Boris Becker.

The Briton, who won his first major title at Flushing Meadows last year, lost 6-4 6-3 6-2 to Stanislas Wawrinka.

Becker, a former US Open and six-time Grand Slam champion, believes Murray must find new inspiration.

"He needs to set new goals, find new reasons to work harder and play better," Becker told BBC Sport.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2013, 11:03:09 pm
johnny mac talk about andy murray:


http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murrays-open-loss-take-2257167
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Post by: masterclass on September 07, 2013, 02:35:27 am
Interesting articles general. Thanks.  Keep them coming. :)

It seems Boris Becker and I are on the same page about Andy setting new goals or challenges.  :)

And Andy needs to stop whining and yelling to his box after almost every point he loses.
His opponents must love seeing that. It shows weakness.

He used to do that when Mommy was coaching him. 
Lendl will not be so forgiving.

Respectfully,
masterclass

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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 08:42:14 am
I was thinking about what johnny mac said general masterclass.

I am not too sure if he is right about andy being out of gas.


andy was injured during the clay season and was not able to get involved in many matches.


he did not fare well in montreal and cinci.


translation: he has not played much since Wimbledon.



so is he out of gas or out of focus? perhaps he has lost a little bit of focus.


maybe there have been too many distractions since his historic win. there is tremendous demand for him now.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 12:00:44 pm
spartan Stan well on his way to the final.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 03:40:23 pm
Stan should have been able to win this match.


they had 165 points each.


Stan just made too many mistakes. he had 69 unforced errors.


that tiebreaker was his ticket to the final.
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Post by: masterclass on September 07, 2013, 04:28:28 pm
Spot on general.   But he shouldn't have even let that second set reach a tiebreaker..  He was up a break at 4-3 and casually dropped his serve.  That was the killer.  Anyway, if he had taken the second set, it would have likely been another 3 set win.

Djokovic has so much stamina in the 5th set these days.  Stan visibly tired after that mammoth 3rd game in the fifth - 21 minutes, and Nole just kept chugging along and looked strong at the end.  I don't know how he does it.  I guess his team sees that he gets all the preparation he needs to stay so strong in the 5th set.  Well, he also had pretty easy path to the semifinal, that didn't hurt.  He only spent 8 hours on court while Stan spent about 13 against stronger opponents.

Respectfully,
masterclass

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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 05:31:12 pm
he is 20-7 in when his match goes into the 5th set general masterclass.


he is fit and he is efficient. he plays close to the baseline tries to control the center of the court.



anyway you are 100 percent right.


Stan blew the opportunity to snatch this one quickly in 3 sets.


that said, nadal won't let nole escape this time in the final.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 05:42:05 pm
I feel bad for Stan. he had nole on the damn ropes.


this was his match. lack of  belief is a factor. stan did not really fully believe of his chances even when he had him on the ropes.


you have to believe.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 08:51:52 pm
Tokyo gets the 2020 Olympics.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 09:45:20 pm
interesting read here on roger:


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/news/20130902/roger-federer-loses-to-tommy-robredo-us-open/?xid=ob_siwriters
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Post by: freak3yman84 on September 07, 2013, 10:33:36 pm
I will start work on your sensational super sig tonight general freaky.

you will have it tomorrow night.


have you thought about a cool avi yet?




also how about a board of your own that might read something like:


FREAKYGOAT Q & A Center




this will be to tap into the market of your fans general freaky. I think its just a fun thing to do. but its your call obviously.

our whole theme at this place is fun. fun, fun, and more fun.




we need to get hold of orange wombat also and let him have his own board. he can pursue anything he wants there. it will be his deal.




Sorry I just got this now. I'm down with a Q&A Thread if you can open it, I've been very busy lately.

I will add that sig pronto.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 10:52:22 pm
wow general freaky.


your sig looks sensational.


we will try to improve it further and make it perfect in the coming days.



and while I am at it, lets go ahead and make captain ow global mod as well.

he deserves to be a star here.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 07, 2013, 10:55:52 pm
stay tuned general. your own board is coming right up.




I think it will be better if you fire up the "Freakygoat Q & A" thread.


I will just go ahead and form the board for you instantly.

ad once you fire up your thread, I will start working on formulating a couple of very cool images for you that can go on the opening page.

you can check them out anyway and see how you feel about them and stuff.
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Post by: freak3yman84 on September 08, 2013, 08:05:20 am
stay tuned general. your own board is coming right up.




I think it will be better if you fire up the "Freakygoat Q & A" thread.


I will just go ahead and form the board for you instantly.

ad once you fire up your thread, I will start working on formulating a couple of very cool images for you that can go on the opening page.

you can check them out anyway and see how you feel about them and stuff.

Sounds great :D
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Post by: Clay Death on September 08, 2013, 09:51:59 am
morning sports fans.


big day tomorrow. we are all in for a treat to a monster battle.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 08, 2013, 04:30:53 pm
I am happy for paes and stepanek.


congrats to them and their fans at Camelot.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 08, 2013, 05:25:52 pm
seafood dinner tonight at the Hollywood casino here on the coast.


I am going to feast like a king.


cheers.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 08, 2013, 10:15:46 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBZ47tnCDk
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 12:50:07 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Camelot_zpse6d98de8.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Camelot_zpse6d98de8.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 12:51:14 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-301_zpsd1c3caf2.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-301_zpsd1c3caf2.png.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 12:52:10 am
my prediction for tomorrow:



clay warrior in straight sets or 4 sets.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 10:20:35 am
it will be show time soon at flushing meadows.


get ready for the fireworks.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 10:46:42 am
everybody is welcome to join us and to post here.
not a single person is to be ever turned away with just one exception to this rule:


the exception:  alex.


he will be banned permanently the second he enters Camelot.





we are moving forward in a spirit of friendship.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 04:30:19 pm
looks like nadal is trying to play a clean match.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 04:56:54 pm
first set is in the bag.
6-2 to nadal.

nadal is chipping away at his spirit and his belief at the moment.


first you break the spirit. and then you put a dent in the belief.




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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:15:37 pm
nole is starting to play better.



he is really going to test nadal.

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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:21:09 pm
excellent hold from rafa.


2-2.


nadal is not returning well enough at the moment.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:37:00 pm
nadal should have been able to win that 54 shot rally. he missed the easiest shot.


he breaks back to get back on serve but clearly he should have already had the inside track in this set.



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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:49:08 pm
nadal is getting broken left and right now.


concentrate moron and play to win.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:53:17 pm
this is not going to be easy. nadal is starting to play like crap all of a bloody sudden.

he is letting him dictate all the points now.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 05:59:59 pm
3 breaks in a row for nole.

nadal is going to blow this opportunity to snatch #13 at this rate.



right now he looks flustered.

winner of this set is probably going to win the match.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:06:08 pm
oh well. it was fun while it lasted.

nadal is losing every long rally at the moment.


and that is the key to victory. you have to win the long points to dent somebody`s belief.



I think nadal is going to blow this match unless he starts imposing his will on this guy.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:12:33 pm
big hold that from Nadal Hurc.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:22:32 pm
affirmative general sid.


that was a big hold.

and now he has to focus hard on the return. he has been returning poorly for a while now.


he has to fix that if he is to take this match.


just too many careless return games from nadal.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:25:22 pm
if nadal can fix the return and start winning most of the long rallies he has a shot in this match.


but it starts with the return. he is not putting any pressure on his serve at all.

so nole has it almost too easy at the moment.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:29:33 pm
he is still not returning well enough but got that break anyway.



and not to increase the focus on the serve.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:31:18 pm
@ 3-3 in this set it's getting interesting now mate.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:34:03 pm
affirmative.

this is a key game here for both of them.


nadal can put this set in the bag with a break here. nole should be under some pressure now.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:37:50 pm
reckless return game from nadal.

he needed to take that damn game.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:39:42 pm
now all the pressure is on nadal.


lets see how he responds.


0-30. he is in trouble now.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:41:00 pm
love 40 this match looks like there be twists & turns atm.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:42:46 pm
30-40
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:43:35 pm
Ace 40-40
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:49:03 pm
general sid nadal can probably win this match if he breaks here and snatches this set.


again nole should be under some pressure now.



total focus on return of serve is absolutely key now for nadal. he needs the to take the first point.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:54:33 pm
clay warrior did it.


he imposed his will on nole and snatched that set.


vamossssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 06:54:44 pm
Nadal enjoyed that,2 sets to one.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:56:30 pm
noe played a 4 hour 9 minute semi general sid.


wawrinka really should have beaten him in straights.

at any rate I think nole is going to be running out of gas sooner or later.

he is certainly under pressure now.

nadal can play more freely now.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:57:21 pm
general sid nole had around 18 winners in that set and lost the set anyway.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 06:58:50 pm
sean connery is in the stands.



I bet any money he is cheering for nadal.

he knows that nadal and andy are good friends.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:03:26 pm
nadal needs to hold here.


he is being careless again.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:03:48 pm
I would say so 2,i know connery loves his tennis.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:05:26 pm
Nadal gets the hold
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:12:12 pm
did you see that forehand by nadal?



wow. just wow.



I heard nole again ran his mouth again before the match.


he said he knows how to deal with nadal.



he also said he was going to beat nadal just before his match against nadal at RG.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:13:38 pm
its about to be 3-0 for nadal general sid.

and 3-0 it will be mate.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:18:54 pm
rod laver is in the stands also.

nadal played a careless return game. he needs to cut off nole`s legs right now and finish him off.


damn. careless forehand from nadal.



nadal does not need to give him any hope.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:23:36 pm
idiot fans wont stop screaming during points.




critical hold from nadal.


a break here should do it. nole is under some pressure
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:28:30 pm
5-1 lead to nadal.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:28:57 pm
Looking very good for Nadal hurc.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:29:46 pm
This is over congrats on Nadals win mate.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:33:36 pm
solid win that tonight for Nadal,pleased for you Hurc.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:35:50 pm
a massive win for nadal general sid.


I think this one is one of his greatest wins ever.


he sliced his spirit and his belief in 1/2.



he imposed his own will on nole.




nole is one of the greatest hard court players ever so this was not easy to do.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:37:56 pm
I bet any money that andy murray and his family were cheering for nadal somewhere.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:39:37 pm
queen of spain was in the stands today.


rafa wasn't just good today. he was brilliant today.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:42:37 pm
I agree,for sure one of his greatest wins tonight,Nadal was very solid as i said.Others know that will have to play better 2 stand a chance v Nadal.Come to think of it he must be close to being no1 again,i bet there not much in the rankings atm.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:46:47 pm
I bet any money that andy murray and his family were cheering for nadal somewhere.
I bet any money that andy murray and his family were cheering for nadal somewhere.

I guess so,i think away from the courts,Nadal/Nole & Andy are very good friends.This is a thing thay don't show much off & it's a shame.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:47:47 pm
I am sure he is thinking about being #1 again general sid but I don't worry about the rankings much anymore.



it is all about the slams for me now and this one was one of his biggest.


he needed to shut down nole in his tracks before nole got too big.
and that is to help his own cause as far as being one of the greatest ever to play the sport.

andy started it all by running over nole in straights at Wimbledon with that historic win.



nole is plenty young and plenty good. I am sure he will keep winning slams too. he owns the Australian open.





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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 07:53:34 pm
With the way things are going the Australian open going to be fun.Can Murray come back after this USO?/will Nole defend it?/or will Nadal hold 3 slams.Lot's to think about for the Australian open when it comes around.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:54:17 pm
now I will cheer for andy for the rest of the year.


nadal needs to ease off now before he ends up damaging his knee.



nadal has davis cup on clay next weekend which is ok. clay surface is forgiving so I don't think he can hurt himself on clay.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 07:57:04 pm
With the way things are going the Australian open going to be fun.Can Murray come back after this USO?/will Nole defend it?/or will Nadal hold 3 slams.Lot's to think about for the Australian open when it comes around.




those are going to be exciting times again once the Australian open starts.



I think andy will be back. he has something to prove.


in fact I am picking andy to snatch WTF at the O2 arena. this loss at the open is going to force him to work harder than ever.

also this win by nadal will inspire him just as nadal was inspired by andy`s own win at Wimbledon.
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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 08:08:45 pm
now I will cheer for andy for the rest of the year.


nadal needs to ease off now before he ends up damaging his knee.



nadal has davis cup on clay next weekend which is ok. clay surface is forgiving so I don't think he can hurt himself on clay.

I saw the wright up by J/Mac you posted,(thanks btw i'd not seen it).Andy i hope will get some rest,maybe as long a month out or more.Nadal will have to rest up & re charge his batteries,but will he,with the no1 so close?Nole i think will go away after this & will be fighting to defend the Australian open.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 08:10:14 pm
congrats to nadal, his family, and his team and also all his fans.


he showed the world today what he can do when he focuses and imposes his will on his adversaries.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 08:15:15 pm
I agree general sid.
rafa and andy will show up mighty hungry at the Australian open.

Australian open may be up for grabs now.

nole is likely to be inflicted with some self doubt after all these losses.


rafa has defeated him 22 times now and that is not an easy thing to do.


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Post by: sid on September 09, 2013, 08:19:22 pm
With the way things are going the Australian open going to be fun.Can Murray come back after this USO?/will Nole defend it?/or will Nadal hold 3 slams.Lot's to think about for the Australian open when it comes around.




those are going to be exciting times again once the Australian open starts.



I think andy will be back. he has something to prove.


in fact I am picking andy to snatch WTF at the O2 arena. this loss at the open is going to force him to work harder than ever.

also this win by nadal will inspire him just as nadal was inspired by andy`s own win at Wimbledon.

Andy never seems to do well @ WTF,i don't think i'd pick him on past years.Don't get me wrong i'd love to see him win,but i wonder on that one.Nadal was great tonight & top tennis players have to be inspired by his performance.Hurc it's very late so i will say goodnight,catch you later.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 08:26:10 pm
night general sid.


sleep well mate.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 08:52:19 pm
its funny how so many think that nadal  is all about fitness.

and that he has limited shot making ability when compared to players like nole and roger.


you don't beat nole 22 times and roger 21 times if you have relatively limited shot making ability.



nole is the greatest mover the world has ever known. he gets to every ball under the sun. that does not mean that you have limited shot making ability.


what that means is that you have to devise a different game plan to beat the likes of nole.



and the objective is to win anyway. it is not a shot making contest.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 09, 2013, 11:42:46 pm
With the way things are going the Australian open going to be fun.Can Murray come back after this USO?/will Nole defend it?/or will Nadal hold 3 slams.Lot's to think about for the Australian open when it comes around.




those are going to be exciting times again once the Australian open starts.



I think andy will be back. he has something to prove.


in fact I am picking andy to snatch WTF at the O2 arena. this loss at the open is going to force him to work harder than ever.

also this win by nadal will inspire him just as nadal was inspired by andy`s own win at Wimbledon.

Andy never seems to do well @ WTF,i don't think i'd pick him on past years.Don't get me wrong i'd love to see him win,but i wonder on that one.Nadal was great tonight & top tennis players have to be inspired by his performance.Hurc it's very late so i will say goodnight,catch you later.



agreed. nadal`s win tonight will inspire them all and force them to improve and work harder than ever before.


the sport is simply brutal today.




anyway best of luck to your player at WTF.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 10:49:09 am
brutal battle yesterday at flushing meadows.

nole went for broke and netted 53 unforced errors in the process. and some of those errors came at exactly the wrong time for him.



I think there is a spill over cost from this loss that may linger on for a while.

and then you add that loss to andy in straight sets at Wimbledon. these losses are starting to mount.

now the  big question is this: is nole the beaten man now who has lost some of his aura?

he still has WTF to defend.
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 12:17:58 pm
last time nadal won 10 titles or more was in 2005. he won 11 titles that year:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/09/37/Shark-Bites-US-Open-Nadal.aspx
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 03:22:35 pm
andy murray in Thailand:



http://www.thailandopen.org/2013/index.php
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 03:35:23 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/thaiopen-300_zpsca9a58c0.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/thaiopen-300_zpsca9a58c0.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 04:06:59 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-301_zpsd1c3caf2.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-301_zpsd1c3caf2.png.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 04:07:54 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-300_zpsf250efb7.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/kingdom-300_zpsf250efb7.png.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 04:11:23 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/nadalopenimages-301_zpscdf844a5.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/nadalopenimages-301_zpscdf844a5.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 08:04:45 pm
“During the match, the thought that kept coming to my mind was that I was watching a genius,” said Wojtek Fibak, the former Polish player hired by Djokovic as a coaching consultant. “It’s like Chopin who was born to compose music. Nadal was born to win tennis matches.”
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 08:15:19 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/sports/tennis/nadal-inspires-awe-after-his-victory.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fsports%2Ftennis%2Findex.jsonp
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 09:56:02 pm
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/tramlines/why-nadal-greatest-competitor-tennis-history-072938906.html
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Post by: britbox on September 10, 2013, 09:58:50 pm
Anyone watch the TV Series Merlin?
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Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 10:12:24 pm
not yet baron but I intend to sooner or later.

I am just going to buy the whole series one of these days and then make the time for it.



did you see catch the series? do you approve?




by the way no lady emma sighting as of late.


and also no huntingyou sighting for a while now.
I thought for sure we would hear from him after rafa managed to snatch another hard court slam.


I do hope he is doing well.


lady emma is probably just very busy.
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Post by: britbox on September 10, 2013, 10:25:41 pm
I haven't followed it from start to finish, but caught a few episodes back in the UK last year and enjoyed it.

I'll probably do the same and order in box sets and watch it right through.

Got some other series to get and view first.

The pecking  order is:  Boardwalk Empire Season 1 (to finish),  Game of Thrones (all seasons), Dexter (all seasons), Boardwalk Empire (remaining seasons) and then maybe the later seasons of Wired (saw the first season and have been told the others are better).  Following that may take a look at Mad Men.   

So plenty of viewing to get through, but not enough time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 10, 2013, 10:37:15 pm
"game of thrones" sounds quite interesting as well.
that is right up my alley.

ok so now you have put me to work baron: now I have to catch "merlin" and "game of thrones".




I think we will get the time once wtf is over and done with.
there is that little matter of davis cup final after wtf but there should be some down time after that anyway. holiday season will be upon us.



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Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 12:22:41 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Merlin-Castle-is-far_zps6f10db9a.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Merlin-Castle-is-far_zps6f10db9a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 05:56:46 am
MURRAY BECOMES THIRD PLAYER TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2013 BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS


LONDON – Andy Murray will look to maintain his unbeaten record on home soil this year with victory at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The Scot has become the third player to qualify for the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 4-11 November. Murray, who reached the quarter-finals at the US Open, secured his place at the season finale for the sixth straight year.

“I’ve played some of my best tennis in front of my home crowd at Queen’s and Wimbledon this year so hopefully I can keep up that run of form at The O2 in November,” said Murray. “It will be great to compete in London again for the first time since winning Wimbledon. It’s a key focus for me for the rest of the season and I’ll do everything I can to give myself the best chances of winning it. The atmosphere there is always special – to win it would be the perfect way to finish the season.”

The 26-year-old Murray joins Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic as the first singles players to qualify for the elite eight-man event. The trio currently leads the Emirates ATP Race To London standings.

Dunblane-born Murray has a 12-0 record on home soil this season, preceding his historic Wimbledon triumph with victory at the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club. The Scot was also a finalist at the Australian Open and collected titles at the Brisbane International and the Sony Open in Miami.

Murray is a three-time semi-finalist at the season finale, reaching the last four in Shanghai in 2008 (l. to Davydenko) and London in 2010 (l. to Nadal) and 2012 (l. to Federer). He is bidding to become the first British player to win the season finale.

US Open doubles champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek and runners-up Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares have also secured their berths at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, qualifying behind three-time former champions Bob and Mike Bryan.

Stepanek, who along with Paes reached the semi-finals last year at The O2, stated it was their goal to win the title. "That's the trophy which is missing in Leander's showcase. That's what I'm very focused on, that's what I would like to deliver," he said.

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 08:45:24 pm
looks like nadal is making the rounds at ESPN:


http://www.tennis.com/photos-video/2013/09/video-rafael-nadal-stars-new-espn-spot/49127/#.UjEcUJ0o6po




this is too funny.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:08:16 pm
folks the castle is back at tennis4you.


feel free to do anything you please at the castle.

just like this place camelot, the castle is your own personal playground.



have fun and enjoy yourself.

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:46:20 pm
general sid:


here is the sig you were using at the other forum:

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120181/sidfrontiersigs--301_zpsfad85124.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120181/sidfrontiersigs--301_zpsfad85124.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:49:07 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120178/quepasageneralito-304_zpsc01ae9a2.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120178/quepasageneralito-304_zpsc01ae9a2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:51:43 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120173/masterclass--301_zps2bcf61bf.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120173/masterclass--301_zps2bcf61bf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:53:38 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120160/champs-300_zps4fd42246.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120160/champs-300_zps4fd42246.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:55:14 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120158/champions-300_zpsdad4f6ea.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120158/champions-300_zpsdad4f6ea.png.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:56:27 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120158/Watch_No_1_Celebration_Live_Online_Tennis_A_zps11751969.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120158/Watch_No_1_Celebration_Live_Online_Tennis_A_zps11751969.png.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 11, 2013, 11:58:32 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartacus120156/rios-1_zps66e2610d.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartacus120156/rios-1_zps66e2610d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 12, 2013, 09:52:11 am
morning sports fans.


I am ready for the weekend already.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 12, 2013, 04:30:56 pm
is smart watch the next big trend?


Sony, Samsung, apple, and a few others are coming out with smart watches.


Samsung smart watch will be available in a few weeks.

it will set you back about $300.



Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 12, 2013, 11:34:59 pm
great interview with Charlie rose:



http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60264890
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 13, 2013, 09:17:00 am
morning sports fans.


 ;D ;D


weekend is here. let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 13, 2013, 02:09:19 pm
good day for Andy and rafito.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 13, 2013, 11:06:27 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/page-301_zps700068d4.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/page-301_zps700068d4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 14, 2013, 12:11:04 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyKEE2lZOUQ
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 14, 2013, 08:51:25 am
thai open is just days away now.
we have some heavyweights showing up for this event.

and then we get the shanghai masters. I am looking forward to these 2 events.




 ;D ;D

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 14, 2013, 09:49:14 am
is nadal overdoing it again?



he is going to basel. he is mostly likely to play shanghai masters and the paris masters.

I hear he is also going to south America in December to play some exos on the hard courts.




is he asking for trouble? we have seen him overdo it far too many times in the past.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 15, 2013, 09:11:15 am
morning sports fans.

another beautiful day here on the gulf coast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 15, 2013, 10:16:58 pm
2014 atp tour schedule:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/01/Features/ATP-Announces-2014-Calendar.aspx




ATP Announces 2014 ATP World Tour Calendar


by Press Release
  |
21.01.2013
 
The ATP has released its 2014 ATP World Tour calendar, as approved by the ATP Board of Directors. The 2014 calendar, featuring 61 tournaments in 31 countries across six continents, will incorporate a four-week South American swing in February, highlighted by a new ATP World Tour 500 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brad Drewett, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “The four-week South American swing including a new event in Rio de Janeiro is an exciting development for the sport. There are significant opportunities for growth in South America, a region that has become a key focus for us as we look to grow and develop the sport in that territory.”

Elsewhere, the 2014 calendar will reincorporate a week’s break in between the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London.

“Following careful consideration and feedback from our tournament and player members, the prevailing consensus for the benefit of our key stakeholders was to reinstate a week’s break in between the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Paris and our season-ending event in London,” said Drewett.

Other changes to the calendar include a change of surface for the ATP World Tour 500 event in Acapulco, which will move from clay to hard court leading into the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells.

The 2014 overall tournament prize money levels will be determined at ATP Board meetings later this year.

To view the full 2014 ATP World Tour calendar, click here.








Australian open starts on January 13th.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 15, 2013, 10:21:59 pm
austrailian open is 119 days away.





 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 15, 2013, 11:05:04 pm
rio de janiero gets its own big tennis event:

it will be called the Rio Open and it will be a 500 event.


it will take place on feb. 17th in 2014.




 ;D ;D

Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 01:03:46 am
this is nadal`s u.s. open outfit:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/outfit-300_zps6338ea07.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/outfit-300_zps6338ea07.jpg.html)





Rafael Nadals US Open Outfit costs more that most houses. Actually its the watch that costs $690,000 everything else costs less than $300. So if you want to look like Rafael Nadal, you can, you might just need to skip the watch.

1. Watch: Richard Mille RM 27-01 ($690,000)



 2. Shirt: Nike Men’s Autumn Premier Rafa Crew Armory Blue ($75)
 3. Shorts: Nike Men’s Autumn Premier Woven Short Dark Armory Blue w/Atomic Pink ($65)
 4. Shoes: Nike Air Courtballistec 4.3 Atomic Red/Grey ($130)
 5. Headband: Nike Men’s Autumn Hero Print Bandana Slate ($18)
 6. Racquet: Babolat AeroPro Drive ($199)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 01:05:33 am
congrats to Serbia, tispy, and his fans:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/tipsydaviscup-300_zps1fd47950.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/tipsydaviscup-300_zps1fd47950.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 01:06:42 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Tommy-Haas-Munich-1_zps4507b86c.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/Tommy-Haas-Munich-1_zps4507b86c.png.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 03:29:17 pm
The United States Anti-Doping Agency catches dozens of athletes each year using performance-enhancing drugs to gain a leg up on the competition — but few have a story like Don Ramos.


At 80 years old, Ramos is both a world record-holding weightlifter and the oldest steroid user USADA has ever caught. And you shouldn’t expect him to apologize for the latter.

“Do I consider myself a cheater?” Ramos said in an interview published Sunday in the New York Times. “I never thought of myself that way. I feel like I’m just keeping myself healthy.”

Ramos’ positive test was administered earlier this year, at a competition in Chicago. A former dance instructor and model, Ramos had just set an 80-and-over record in the clean and jerk, lifting 161 pounds.

After the lift, he was escorted to the drug testing area, where he handed over a urine sample, just as he had many times before. A month later, he received the news: He had failed his drug test for having too much testosterone in his system. The penalty for the transgression? A two-year ban from
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 06:07:12 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/oldtimetennis-1_zps3e448e46.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/oldtimetennis-1_zps3e448e46.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 06:41:50 pm
this looks like a great site to catch up with the latest tennis news and other info. they even have a tiny chat forum.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/tennis-news/
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 06:45:03 pm
this site lists all the tournaments for the week. it even lists the lower level tournaments.


and it lists the upcoming matches.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/



*****if you are a gambler then this is your site. it has all you need to know to bet on tennis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 08:18:09 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/nalby-300_zpsb7b21d9a.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/nalby-300_zpsb7b21d9a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 09:22:34 pm
welcome to the forum general scott.


make your self at home here anytime you please.

Camelot is at your disposal.




 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 16, 2013, 11:15:38 pm
I would just like to say that everybody is welcome to Camelot.

post about tennis or anything else your heart desires.


we will even give you own board here and make you a moderator of your own board if you wish. if you have an idea that you wish to pursue then go ahead with it.


anything and everything is possible at Camelot.



just make yourself at home.

this place is brand spanking new but we will be honored if you join and try to stop by once in a while to say hello.


post away and have fun.
Title: Re: CAMELOT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 12:07:10 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-1_zps8c333811.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-1_zps8c333811.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 01:10:08 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-300_zps92141db9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-300_zps92141db9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 01:39:06 am
http://www.tennisexplorer.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 10:03:45 am
morning sports fans.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 10:20:00 am

Nadal To Play Inaugural Rio Open
by Press Release
  |
17.09.2013
 

Rafael Nadal, the reigning US Open and Roland Garros champion, will be in Rio de Janeiro from 15-23 February to play South American’s biggest tennis event, the inaugural Rio Open.

“I am looking forward to playing for the first time ever in Rio de Janeiro. I have heard so much about the city, and now I will finally have the opportunity to be there,” said Nadal. “All around the world, when I play, I can feel the love of the Brazilian people.”

Nadal became the first man to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times with his Roland Garros victory this year and is one of only seven players in the history of the sport to have won the career Grand Slam.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: masterclass on September 17, 2013, 12:08:45 pm
"The Rio Open tournament, distributing a total prize money of U$ 1,5 million (US$ 1,25 million for the ATP) will be held on the eight clay courts of the Jockey Club Brasileiro, including a Stadium. The Rio Open will have an interactive area, a Food Court and a Village for the public. Tickets go on sale in November."

General, it looks like a South American clay start for Nadal in 2014. He saw how well it worked this year.

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 12:14:13 pm
que pasa general masterclass. looks like you have all the details general.



so if this pans out, he will be skipping Dubai and Miami masters. I hope so anyway.


I don't know if he has the will power to leave $3 million on the table in appearance fees.

that is the only reason he is going to basel in my estimation. swiss organizers threw a boat load of money at him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 01:54:59 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-707_zps1abd8feb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-707_zps1abd8feb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 02:29:29 pm
here is one for you TDK:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-603_zps8a1b324e.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-603_zps8a1b324e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 02:30:35 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-705_zps9faa7157.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-705_zps9faa7157.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: masterclass on September 17, 2013, 02:45:42 pm
Gulbis:  "For instance Djokovic. I have known him since I was 12. Back then he was a normal guy, but since he got to the top of the rankings, he has changed as a person.
You can see it in his eyes, they have a different look to them"

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9541/kg1.png)

Saw this at  ;D

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 03:12:09 pm
that is just too funny general masterclass.


keep it coming.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 03:12:27 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/FOUNDERSOFCAMELOT-300_zps460af242.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/FOUNDERSOFCAMELOT-300_zps460af242.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 05:26:32 pm
I have been enjoying this site:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/discussion/?theme_id=2



lots of good information can be had at this site.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 09:52:58 pm
this is a fantastic place if you love tennis:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/discussion/?theme_id=2
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2013, 11:28:41 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-704_zps3b8a9436.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/blackknight-704_zps3b8a9436.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2013, 08:01:03 am

welcome to Camelot nikki.

long time no see.


hope you are having a wonderful day. did you make a decision on your holidiay? will it be Georgia or will it be Croatia?

both places are spectacular.


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2013, 06:48:48 pm
que pasa sports fans.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2013, 08:18:15 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/davis-cup-great-britain-handed-nightmare-draw-away-against-united-states-8823792.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2013, 08:26:18 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/andydaviscupimages-1_zps6281f256.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/andydaviscupimages-1_zps6281f256.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2013, 10:25:24 pm

welcome TDK.





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/BLACKKNIGHTRISES--300_zpscaaa5fee.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/BLACKKNIGHTRISES--300_zpscaaa5fee.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 12:01:15 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/doomsdaymachine-309_zpsbd179917.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/doomsdaymachine-309_zpsbd179917.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 12:26:50 am
clay warrior`s schedule for the rest of the year looks pretty damn tough:



http://rafanadal-kingoftennis.ru/news/video_rafael_nadal_has_confirmed_his_schedule_of_tournaments_for_the_end_of_2013/2013-09-16-1897
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 09:28:31 am
morning sports fans.


the great dark knight found his way to the castle.


lets welcome him here with open arms when the time permits.



the weather here on the gulf coast is improving at last. its going to be a great day.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 08:40:33 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/enterblack-3_zps4c08d9e9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/enterblack-3_zps4c08d9e9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 08:42:16 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/enterblack-17_zps010c281f.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/enterblack-17_zps010c281f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2013, 11:24:03 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/congratstdk-300_zps987ffcd4.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/congratstdk-300_zps987ffcd4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 20, 2013, 09:08:06 am
morning sports fans.

weekend is almost here. lets get ready to rumble.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 21, 2013, 06:15:10 am
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...you've totaled every car you've ever owned. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 21, 2013, 06:15:41 am
Australian open update:

114 days to go.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 21, 2013, 06:17:13 am
weekend is here at last.


rain is the forecast here for today and tomorrow. so it will be a little cooler anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 21, 2013, 06:09:25 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...there are more than ten lawsuits currently pending against your dog. 
 




 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 21, 2013, 07:31:03 pm


Ernests Gulbis advances to final

Updated: September 21, 2013, 8:46 AM ET

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Sixth-seeded Ernests Gulbis advanced to the final of the St. Petersburg Open on Saturday by beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-3, 6-3.

He will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-1 in the second semifinal.

The 36th-ranked Gulbis broke Przysiezny in the third game of the second set and again in the ninth game to seal the victory on his second match point.

The Latvian reached his second final of the season after winning his third career title in Delray Beach in February.

The 74th-ranked Garcia-Lopez won six consecutive games in the first set and broke his opponent twice in the second before sealing the win on his second match point. The Spaniard, who was runner-up in Bucharest and Rome in April, is looking for his third career title. He last won in 2010 in Bangkok.

Przysiezny and Sousa were playing in their first career ATP tour semifinals.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 22, 2013, 06:16:17 am
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...your dog and your wallet are both on a chain. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 22, 2013, 10:37:22 am
congrats to Simon and gulbis and their fans.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 22, 2013, 09:56:20 pm
tough break for GGL. looks like he had the inside track on this this one.


and of congrats to gulbis and his fans.




ST. PETERSBURG OPEN 2013 

Gulbis Triumphs In Dramatic Comeback



St. Petersburg, Russia


by ATP Staff
  |
22.09.2013
 
Gulbis© St. Petersburg OpenErnests Gulbis won his second title of the season.

Ernests Gulbis reeled off the final 11 games to complete a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 comeback win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the St. Petersburg Open final on Sunday. The sixth seed did not lose another game after trailing 3-6, 1-4, going on to claim his second ATP World Tour title of the season.

 World No. 36 Gulbis won the fourth ATP World Tour title of his career and the first outside of the U.S.A. He earned 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points and $78,000 in prize money, which will propel him back into the Top 30. The Latvian’s career-high Emirates ATP Ranking was World No. 21 in February 2011.

“I feel great, it’s my second title of the season - the fourth one of the my career," said Gulbis. "I’ve been very consistent especially in finals; I’ve never lost in a final. I’m proud of that record.

 "I made my short term goals. I’m going to be seeded in Melbourne with these points, so that’s done. Now everything that comes, comes. I have nothing to defend so it’s all good.

“The main key why I’m not yet a top player is the consistency. Everybody knows I can play well for a tournament or a match and then I go downhill. I just need to bring this consistency to bigger tournaments, especially Grand Slams. Then I believe I am a Top 20 player for sure, and not so far from Top 10.”

The 25-year-old Gulbis claimed his 34th win of a career-best season as he added to the title he won as a qualifier in February at the Delray Beach Open (d. Roger-Vasselin). His other career titles came in Delray Beach in 2010 and two years ago in Los Angeles.

 Gulbis dropped just five points in the third set as he defeated Garcia-Lopez in one hour and 45 minutes. It was their first meeting in three years and saw Gulbis move into a 2-1 lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series.

 Garcia-Lopez had upset second seed Mikhail Youzhny in the second round en route to contesting his fifth ATP World Tour final (2-3 record). The Spaniard was looking to win his first title since 2010 in Bangkok, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals before topping Jarkko Nieminen in the final.

“Despite losing today I played some unbelievable tennis all week, so I have to be happy overall with the week," said Garcia-Lopez. "Congratulations to Ernests, he deserved the title today.”

The 30-year-old Garcia-Lopez also lost out earlier this season in the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy final in Bucharest (l. to Rosol). He dropped to a 19-20 match record on the season.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 22, 2013, 11:29:04 pm
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/09/li-na-face-novak-djokovic/49216/#.Uj_DP50o6po







AP Photo

Billie Jean King, eat your heart out. Or your legacy.

It's not exactly Serena Williams versus Andy Murray, but Li Na is on the cusp of facing Novak Djokovic in a some-sort-of-historic "Battle of the Sexes" redux match. Serena, Victoria Azarenka, and Rafael Nadal are also taking part in the exhibition event, which coincides with the China Open's 10th-anniversary tournament.

What's your take on this promotion—transparent PR plug or viable entertainment?

Says here it'll be scads and oodles of fun ... especially if Li and Novak are miked. Seriously, between this pair of personalities, imagine the possibilities.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 23, 2013, 09:54:57 am

THAILAND OPEN 2013 

Sijsling Upsets Nieminen; Plays Haase In Bangkok Second Round

Bangkok, Thailand


by ATP Staff
  |
23.09.2013
 
Igor Sijsling will play fellow Dutchman Robin Haase in the Thailand Open second round.

Sijsling lost just two of his first service points in a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory over seventh seed Jarkko Nieminen in 74 minutes on Monday.

Haase, who reached his third ATP World Tour final at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad in July (l. to Youzhny), knocked out Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 6-4 in 72 minutes.

In their only FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting, Sijsling beat Haase in three sets at the Heineken Open in January.

In the final round of qualifying, Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla, Go Soeda and Marco Chiudinelli earned main draw spots.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 23, 2013, 07:31:07 pm
andy murray is doing well after the back operation.


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/andy-murrray_2680939b_zps59a673e2.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/andy-murrray_2680939b_zps59a673e2.jpg.html)



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/10329778/Andy-Murray-shows-he-is-on-the-mend-after-back-operation.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 23, 2013, 10:22:57 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/wimbledon-winner-andy-murray-photocall-20130708-101045-133_zps51c82960.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/wimbledon-winner-andy-murray-photocall-20130708-101045-133_zps51c82960.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 10:16:53 am

new LTA (lawn tennis association) chief outlines vision:



http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/8939333/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 01:00:04 pm
live scores:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_7185
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 05:47:59 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...every electrical outlet in your house is a fire hazard. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 05:53:03 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...your dog can't watch you eat without getting sick. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 06:35:33 pm
here is an article on borg`s forehand:


http://www.tennis.com/your-game/2013/09/learning-past-bjorn-borgs-forehand/49182/#.UkIhlZ0o6po
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 08:21:21 pm
I am looking forward to seeing andy murray back out there on the practice courts.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 11:11:43 pm
order of play for thai open:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=1720
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 24, 2013, 11:13:14 pm
and for Malaysian open:


**ryan Harrison and ferru are in action tomorrow:




http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=6003

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 25, 2013, 08:05:10 am
youzhny has no problems with lorenzi in Bangkok.
he finishes him off 6-3, 6-2.


and berdych is off to a good start Roberto against bautista agut.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 25, 2013, 06:48:18 pm
order of play for thai open:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=1720
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 25, 2013, 08:27:50 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/swissassassin-909_zps555380ba.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/swissassassin-909_zps555380ba.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 26, 2013, 09:15:54 am
que pasa sports fans?



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 26, 2013, 07:45:36 pm
big day at the thai open tomorrow. here is the order of play:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=1720
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 27, 2013, 12:09:30 pm
que pasa sports fans.

weekend is here.


let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 27, 2013, 12:18:03 pm
you can expect a title for spartan Stan this week.

go spartan Stan. just do it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 28, 2013, 12:19:39 am
order of play for thai open tomorrow:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=1720
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 28, 2013, 09:03:39 am
milos and berdych get it done in Thailand



but Spartan Stan manages to lose to Julian benneteau in Malaysia.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 28, 2013, 08:10:55 pm
order of play for tomorrow for thai open:


**berdych is looking for the first title of 2013:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=1720
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 28, 2013, 10:25:49 pm
here is something for the Federer fans:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/assassin-603_zps8d7c2207.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/assassin-603_zps8d7c2207.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 29, 2013, 07:59:51 am
milos bags the title at the thai open. he runs over berdych in straights.

congrats to milos and his fans.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 29, 2013, 08:01:41 am

THAILAND OPEN 2013 

Raonic Downs Berdych To Claim Bangkok Crown

Bangkok, Thailand


by ATP Staff
  |
29.09.2013
 
Raonic© Thailand OpenRaonic improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head record over Berdych to 2-0

Canada's Milos Raonic stepped up his bid to qualify for November's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals by toppling top seed Tomas Berdych to claim the Thailand Open title in Bangkok on Sunday.

The third-seeded Raonic defeated Berdych 7-6(4), 6-3, prevailing in one hour and 17 minutes. The right-hander fired 18 aces to his opponent's four, saved the only break point he faced and won 95 per cent of first serve points.

"I think I struggled a lot more than him at the beginning, he was finding his rhythm better," said the World No. 11. "In the tie-break, it just came down to one return and playing pretty sold after that... I started being more aggressive."

He is now just 180 points behind tenth-placed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Emirates ATP Race to London. Both Raonic and Tsonga are competing in Tokyo next week.

"It would mean a lot, it was a goal," Raonic said, referring to his hopes of qualifying. "After [the] clay and grass [seasons], it seemed very distant... I've put a lot of good results together."

Raonic improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Berdych to 2-0 and captured his second title of the season following a third straight win in San Jose (d. Haas). He improved his record in ATP World Tour finals to 5-4 and lifted his career record against Top 10 opponents to 12-20.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 29, 2013, 08:02:57 am
FEATURED STORY

Sousa Beats Benneteau To Claim Maiden Title

by ATP Staff, 29.09.2013

World No. 77 Joao Sousa claimed his maiden ATP World Tour title on Sunday at the Malaysian Open, defeating fifth seed Julien Benneteau 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in Kuala Lumpur.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 29, 2013, 07:18:51 pm
here is something for the Federer fans:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/assassin-901_zpsbd7c7a93.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/assassin-901_zpsbd7c7a93.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on September 30, 2013, 06:14:38 am
Good day everyone.

How are you all? ;)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on September 30, 2013, 08:53:06 am
que pasa general slasher?



doing good general. I am getting ready to get on the road in a little bit.


I have to travel to baton rouge, Louisiana today. I will be back late tonight.


how are things going on your side of the atlantic?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 01:33:14 am
que pasa sports fans. what a long day today.

I am just now getting home.



here is the order of play for today for the china open. its around 2:30 pm there right now.



I am not going to stay up to catch the nole and nadal matches. its too late for me here.



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 10:47:06 am
nole takes down lukas rosol in only 54 minutes. nadal took 84 minutes in getting by Santiago giraldo. he will play kohli next.





CHINA OPEN 2013 

Nadal Begins No. 1 Bid In Beijing

Beijing, China


by ATP Staff
  |
01.10.2013
 
Nadal© GettyRafael Nadal dismissed Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to open his Beijing bid.

Who is the greatest, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer? It is a question that has dominated the past 10 years on the ATP World Tour and one that the Spaniard was asked after his first-round win at the China Open on Tuesday in Beijing.

 If Nadal reaches the final in Beijing this week, he will reclaim the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking for the first time since 3rd July 2011. It would cap one of the best seasons of the Spaniard’s career; one which has seen him come back from a left knee injury to win Roland Garros (d. Ferrer) and the US Open (d. Djokovic) as well as five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns.

 Nadal opened his Beijing bid with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Santiago Giraldo to set a second-round clash with Philipp Kohlschreiber. Afterwards he was asked if he thought he could eventually surpass Federer’s tally of 17 major titles.

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“Here we are, 27 years old, and it's much more than what I ever dreamed,” said Nadal. “So I'm going to try to keep working hard. If I'm able to do it, if I am able to be healthy and to compete well for the next four years, I am going to try to create opportunities to keep winning in important tournaments.

“If that happens, I will have the chance to keep being at the top. If I am at the top, I will have a chance to win more tournaments. But to overtake Roger is something that nobody did in I don't know how many years of history. So it’s going to be a big coincidence if that happens in a period of ten years.

 "[Whether it happens or not], the only thing I am sure of is when I am going to leave this tour, I am going to be very happy about what I did. I tried everything in every practice, in every match. I gave everything."

 Nadal is competing in Beijing for the third time. He won the title on his debut in 2005 (d. Coria) and reached the semi-finals in 2009 (l. to Cilic). The left-hander is on an 18-match winning streak since a shock first-round exit at Wimbledon (l. to Darcis) and is chasing his 11th title of a season that he only began in February.

“It's true that the things went unbelievable so I had the motivation to finish the season well,” said Nadal. “That's what I am going to try. I have an opportunity to finish the season with good feelings. There are important tournaments left to play, and here is one of those tournaments. Every match means a lot for me today.

“Today is an important victory for me against an important opponent like Giraldo,” added Nadal, who broke serve five times to prevail in 89 minutes. “If I'm able to keep playing well every day and at the same level I played the last couple of months, I will have the chance to be there, to be No. 1 in the future.”
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 11:03:56 am
nole is playing doubles with Spartan stan. here is the order of play for tomorrow:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 01:45:37 pm
welcome to Camelot general shanks.


you are now a global moderator and you also have your own board to do anything you please.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 02:05:33 pm
http://www.tennis.com/your-game/2013/09/learning-past-ken-rosewalls-backhand/49183/#.Uksc2p0o6po
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 01, 2013, 06:51:53 pm
A very warm welcome to all those who have joined recently - baron, Luggy, Shank, Scot and all others. I hope you guys make it a really nice place.

And congratulations to all Nadal fans. Hope you guys are enjoying the ride after a long pause.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 01, 2013, 06:53:55 pm
On a separate note, I am probably not loving the new look. I find it hard to find the discussion threads. May be just 1 picture next to each thread is more than enough. Just my humble opinion.

Otherwise good job, herc. You are very dedicated. I like that about you.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 07:08:16 pm
On a separate note, I am probably not loving the new look. I find it hard to find the discussion threads. May be just 1 picture next to each thread is more than enough. Just my humble opinion.

Otherwise good job, herc. You are very dedicated. I like that about you.




that is a great idea lady emma.


we should try that anyway.



I am doing a few things around the house and also hanging out here a little bit.


so I will get to that tonight before I hit the sack.


I think you have a fantastic point. maybe we have too many images for the board intros.




and by the way I have joined tennis warehouse.


looks like a cool place. I made some friends and people are not attacking me left and right like they used to at mtf.


I will post a link to tennis warehouse here for you:


http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 07:10:06 pm
baron britbox, general lugburz, nikki, and few others have stopped by your café lady emma.



everybody misses you. you made a great impression on them all.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2013, 11:46:46 pm
here is the order of play for the china open:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747


lleyton and fog on deck.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 02, 2013, 07:55:57 am
http://www.tennis.com/live-scores/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 02, 2013, 12:30:40 pm
action is heating up at the china open.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 02, 2013, 06:41:28 pm
order of play for tomorrow for the china open:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747


nole vs verdasco should be interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 02, 2013, 07:56:11 pm
I hear roger Federer has arrived in shanghai.



time to get fired up about this masters series event. I only wish andy murray was there also.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 02, 2013, 08:48:20 pm
here is an image for roger Federer fans:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/dirt-300_zps425ee110.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/dirt-300_zps425ee110.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: galadriel1 on October 03, 2013, 04:01:28 am
Hello everyone  :)

I have had problems to sign in  :o  But now I'm here ....
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 09:13:55 am
welcome to Camelot lady galadriel1.



glad you found us. we are just a small place at the moment.



it will take some time for us to grow a little bit.




how have you been doing? has the cold weather arrived there?



it is starting to get a little bit cooler here. it is almost perfect weather for me.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 03, 2013, 11:26:46 am
I just noticed Alex opened a thread in the main tennis discussion 'So Long' and whining about being banned twice. Anyway, what I found intriguing was Slasher post where he mentioned Scot can read PMs. This I had always known but just got validated after Slasher's post. I am fairly sure all my PMs had been specifically read and discussed between posters (including Alex) who remain 'good friends' behind the scene. I can now also clearly see what Alex meant by 'behind the scenes' stuff in some of his posts while he was on his notorious rampage. Basically there's no privacy as far as PMs are concerned perhaps on any forum. Quite disgusting stuff come to think of it.  The whistleblowers do not need to whistle on Governments anymore when you can see on what level it is also done. Anyone who has access to data and private stuff will access those data more often than not and manipulate/twist things for their own amusement purpose and on a higher level, control purpose. Again, disgusting stuff. 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Start da Game on October 03, 2013, 12:39:45 pm
tennis4you is like a bad dream........it is best forgotten........the forum is just a personal playground for the owner to an extent that he can peep(which he loves doing btw) into others' message boxes........that is as mean as it gets.......
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 03, 2013, 12:48:15 pm
Guys, it is absolutely logical that a site administrator can look into the database and see anything stored there, including PMs. This is true for any internet forum there is. There is one private thing that an admin cannot do, and that is see the passwords.

But also note that nobody is abusing this system (except maybe on MTF) because nobody cares about other people's privacy. Only an admin can see the PMs, and in Alex' case, Scott read the PM AFTER it was reported by Nekro for being abusive as it really was. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 03:12:45 pm
great to see everybody.


que pasa general slasher, lady Emma, general Shankar, and the others.


folks you will not believe this place in 3 years.


that is how long it will take.


we have to endure the initial infancy phase.

there would be no spring if there was no winter.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 03:32:55 pm
tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico.


damn storm is headed my way here on the coast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 07:52:33 pm
order of play for china open:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 03, 2013, 11:02:15 pm
Long time no see, CD :) Are you going to watch Rafa's match against The Fog tonight? It starts in pretty convenient West Coast time - 9:30 pm so I will try to find a decent stream.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:18:16 pm
Long time no see, CD :) Are you going to watch Rafa's match against The Fog tonight? It starts in pretty convenient West Coast time - 9:30 pm so I will try to find a decent stream.



welcome to Camelot Mr Tee.




where have we met? was it at MTF?



anyway I am glad you found Camelot. make yourself at home.


I will try to catch the nadal match if I can find a working stream.


once again, welcome and make yourself at home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 03, 2013, 11:23:37 pm
Yes, we met originally in MTF and then I posted for a short period of time at tennis4you. So, I browsed some threads and found a link to this place. You probably remember me as an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs  :D

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 03, 2013, 11:39:41 pm
I found a stream. It is looking good so far but they are just warming up.
I am pretty sure once the match starts more people will click on it and it will start lagging.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:44:20 pm
glad you are here. we are very small and only just starting.


it will take at least 3 years to make something of this site. until then we will experiment around and find the best way to present it.


you can have really large avatars here. also you can have any size sigs you wish.


I will be glad to make you a cool super sig tomorrow. all I need to know is the players you like and the teams you like.

I cam put your players in your sig as well as all your various teams from other sports.




anyway I found this stream. I will try it and see if it comes in good:




http://www.drakulastream.eu/static/popups/1745661021352880.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:45:43 pm
by the way we own this site.


so do anything you please here. nobody can mess with you here.


you can even have your own board here if you wish.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:47:27 pm
if you have a moment, feel free to stop by lady emma`s café here at this site.


you can stop by there and say hello to her. she might be around tomorrow. she happens to be a huge andy murray fan.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:51:16 pm
mr tee I recently joined this place. you may want to check it out.

it is a little more active so we can enjoy this place as well.


http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 03, 2013, 11:57:46 pm
fog is up 3-0 already.


he might win the first set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 03, 2013, 11:59:28 pm
Rafa banged his knee on the ground, ouch!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:01:06 am
I just typed a very large post and it somehow disappeared, hmm...

Anyways, I was saying that I will stop by and say hi to Emma. Also, about a supersig - my current favorite players are Rafa and Grigor.
In the past I liked Agassi and Chang. Also, my favorite Spurs of all time - Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Manu Ginobili.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:08:07 am
I just typed a very large post and it somehow disappeared, hmm...

Anyways, I was saying that I will stop by and say hi to Emma. Also, about a supersig - my current favorite players are Rafa and Grigor.
In the past I liked Agassi and Chang. Also, my favorite Spurs of all time - Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Manu Ginobili.



good heavens. I wonder how your post disappeared.

we own this damn forum now so nobody can mess with us here.



those 3 are bad ass basketball players. among the very best in the world.

tomorrow I will make you a kiler sig tomorrow.




Fog is playing well. I think he is going to take the first set at this rate.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:11:41 am
Thanks! You can also include Antonio Gates from the Chargers ;)

Rafa had the trainer out because of the knee. Hopefully it is not too serious, he appeared to have banged it on the ground.
40:15 again on serve and back to deuce. Fognini is playing great!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:11:49 am
rafa is playing terrible tennis at the moment.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:13:39 am
Thanks! You can also include Antonio Gates from the Chargers ;)

Rafa had the trainer out because of the knee. Hopefully it is not too serious, he appeared to have banged it on the ground.
40:15 again on serve and back to deuce. Fognini is playing great!


no worries mate.

nadal about to donate his service game again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:13:48 am
Yeah, I smell a tank :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:14:46 am
fog leads 5-1.


don't quite know what the hell is going on here.


well  we do know that nadal has to be a little tired and stale.

also the courts are too damn fast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:15:23 am
I won't be surprised if he skips Shanghai to rest and then finishes the year with Basel/Paris/WTF.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:19:41 am
nadal is dropping some of those returns short.

it makes it easy for fog to go for winners.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:22:33 am
LOL, at least Rafa avoided the breadstick!

I have a hunch that Querrey might trouble Djokovic in their match and gift Rafa the #1 spot ;)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:24:45 am
nadal has simply done a terrible job of taking care of his serve.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:27:49 am
Yep, his serve stats have been pretty bad in his 2 matches this week. Let's see what happens in the second set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:27:59 am
first set to fog. he takes it 6-2.


nadal lost his serve 3 times in that set. and this is on a fast court.

fog is playing well but nadal is not able to lift his game.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:29:15 am
he is clearly worn out.

I really don't know what the hell he is doing in china. he had no business being at the china open.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:30:34 am
Me too. Also, Basel? Why? Paris and WTF are plenty. Plus, he will play in some exhos...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:34:42 am
Rafa is not moving well. I don't think he can turn this match around.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:36:39 am
Yeah, he doesn't want to be on court right now. I sincerely hope he skips Shanghai.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:38:37 am
this really is a big sign for him:

he can get injured again unless he goes home and rests.

he needs to go the hell home.

injuries come when you are worn out mentally and physically.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:41:28 am
he is out of here.


I guess we should have expected this sooner or later. this is what happens when you are worn out andalso mentally spent from having won so many matches already.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:44:11 am
the court is way too fast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:47:19 am
Well, he has always been worn out at the end of the season. He needs to rest. This has been an outstanding year so far, no point of getting injured playing in meaningless tournaments on hard.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:48:49 am
LOL, now he decides to start playing. Unfreakingbelievable!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 12:55:58 am
but that missed forehand is going to cost him.



I think I am going to hit the sack mr tee.


good to see you. I will be around tomorrow evening.



I need to get up early tomorrow so I better grab some sleep.

post away and have fun mate. its our forum now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 12:57:01 am
Good night, CD! Talk to you later!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 02:06:40 am
Well, the Fog imploded after saving 5 break points at 4:2 in the second set. He even had a game point for 6:2 5:2 but missed it. After that the UEs started raining and Rafa upped his game slightly. Still, Rafa needs to consider reducing his schedule until the end of the year.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 08:56:17 am
morning mr tee, general sid, general slasher, general masterclass, princess emma, lady Galadriel, generalito, general Shankar, general august, general freaky, captain ow, rafaisback, and all the others.



I cant believe nadal managed to get that win. he was being outplayed by fog.

fog was on fire and nadal was simply dropping too many balls short. nadal was also having a bit of a problem taking care of his serve.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 09:04:18 am
is it really true that carlos moya is the new davis cup captain in spain?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 04, 2013, 09:04:56 am
Morning General and congrats at our 18 members count. ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 09:07:17 am
poor Julian benneteau. he is 0-9 in the finals now.





http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/30/sport/tennis/benneteau-tennis-loser-finals-sousa/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 09:11:27 am
poor Julian benneteau. he is 0-9 in the finals now.





http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/30/sport/tennis/benneteau-tennis-loser-finals-sousa/




morning general slasher.
congrats to you too.

maybe we can hit 20 soon general.



you are one of the owners so do anything you like mate. feel free to tinker around and to see what might be the best way to present the forum.

lady emma said we have too many pictures/images in our intro to various boards.


I am fixing to get on the road now but maybe we can try a different way later when we have more time.

whatever you folks decide works for me.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 09:13:58 am
Well, the Fog imploded after saving 5 break points at 4:2 in the second set. He even had a game point for 6:2 5:2 but missed it. After that the UEs started raining and Rafa upped his game slightly. Still, Rafa needs to consider reducing his schedule until the end of the year.



rafa looked worn out and stale to me. his movement was less crisp.




anyway I will be back later here tonight. I will be working on your new amazing super sig when I get home.

check out general slasher`s super sig. I think he has the most magnificent super sig on the planet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 04, 2013, 10:17:00 am
Thanks, CD! Hi, Slasher  :)

I will be at work all day today but I will stop by after 10pm California time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 11:38:51 am
Guys, it is absolutely logical that a site administrator can look into the database and see anything stored there, including PMs. This is true for any internet forum there is. There is one private thing that an admin cannot do, and that is see the passwords.

But also note that nobody is abusing this system (except maybe on MTF) because nobody cares about other people's privacy. Only an admin can see the PMs, and in Alex' case, Scott read the PM AFTER it was reported by Nekro for being abusive as it really was. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Slasher, with all due respect, you can't afford to be so naive. People share a lot of personal stuff through their PMs. I've gone back and forth with a lot of posters since 2008 at T4U and a lot of these people have shared a lot of personal stuff with me. No one should have access to these PMs even Admin. An Admin is after all a human being therefore, can never be fully trusted. If they are interested in a particular poster, they will look into their PMs rest assured. I can bet that this has been done in my case. Alex talked about 3 different times about this 'behind the stuff' when he was going at me. Not only that, he mentioned it twice after he was cornered and was asked to explain his erratic behavior. I've had only a few PMs exchanged with Alex over the years and all to wish him well since he was suffering from this or that all the time. So what could he have possibly been referring to? Not only that, I've always had a sneaky feeling about it and in fact, one of Scot's particular comments at me made me wonder about things. Anyway, because of this feeling I was having, I decided to delete all my PMs and I did. Unfortunately, there are still a few left as I left T4U abruptly and I haven't gone back to reply those. In any case, I am fairly sure my PMs are not in a safe place and given that I am a very private person, I absolutely loath the idea that an Admin has access to even PMs. Having no access to password means nothing when you can access the whole database. This is one of the reasons why I hate being on the forums these days.

This is also the reason why I tell some specific people, people I know I'd be going back and forth for a while, to email me directly. Just a few weeks ago I'd asked herc to email me directly and not use T4U. I've done it with some posters I've been long time friends with. It matters to me their secrets are safe with me and vice versa.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 11:50:44 am
I don't know if it's because of the big pictures in the main page but I always have to scroll right to see the threads. I like everything to be seen in one page (like all the other forums are) and this scrolling stuff is pretty annoying. Thanks guys otherwise!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 04, 2013, 01:16:02 pm
I agree, Emma, and I definitely am not naive here. If you feel that Scott may have abused the PM thing, you may be right, as you have been there a longer time and know a lot more than me. All I told you is that site admins can view the PMs (if needed) but they usually don't intervene unless one is reported. It certainly is the case in my book and I dare not invade anyone's privacy ever, but I don't know about Scott or any other people.

Related to the images, the width is the only thing wrong here. Making them at 2/3 of the current width should resolve Emma's problem. I'll let CD tinker with them though so that he preserves the correct quality for them. There's no rush General, we have all the time in the world when you get back home. ;)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 02:51:58 pm
Hi Slasher, I am not saying that anyone particular did but a few things had made me wonder about it in the past which then led me to delete all my PMs. Now that I know for sure that an Admin has complete right to the whole database, it's best to keep all the PMs as short and simple as possible. As I quote Shakespeare all the time, love all but trust a few and harm no one. 

As to the images, I too think it's width of the pictures. They are way to big to the point I have to collapse the column on the left hand side to avoid scrolling right. Even then it's not good enough.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 05:36:04 pm
hi lady emma.

how is it going?


we will try a slightly different scheme for the boards here tonight.



also I am having fun at tennis warehouse. I think it is extremely well run forum.



of course it is far more active than 99% of the forums out there.

so we can enjoy the best of both worlds if we wish.



http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13




nothing wrong with tennis frontier and I wish the great baron britbox all the best but I am finding myself more drawn to tennis warehouse and this place here.

our own Camelot is cool too. it is quiet and peaceful and we can do anything we please here.





Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 05:43:47 pm
order of play for china open:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747



gasquet vs nole should be a good contest. gasquet is playing well.

and nadal vs berdych is a blockbuster match as well.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 06:49:49 pm

alex is out as davis cup captain of spain:




http://sports.yahoo.com/news/spain-opt-against-renewing-corretjas-davis-cup-contract-103602585--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 06:51:42 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/andy-roddick-said-almost-fought-novak-djokovic-2008-213706844--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 07:05:56 pm
mr tee I am working on your amazing super sig.

stay tuned.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 07:35:14 pm
herc, have you taken the pictures completely out? I don't see those anymore.

You know, I just cannot sign up for one more forum. I'd rather commit suicide. I am just one forum person, one forum that fulfills all my needs. I liked Tennis Frontier and like Owen very much, but I felt a certain restriction there and that compromises my freedom heavily. Nothing gets in the way of my total freedom - not even a long time relationship. I can dump it right away if it compromises my freedom in any way.

Well, having said all that, I just browsed Tennis Warehouse just now and noticed a long lost friend there who has recently signed up. That was a big surprise! We are out of touch since 2008 I think - mostly my fault, really.  He's an incredible poster btw and an avid fan of tennis. I know him since our CNN days - since 1999.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 07:56:05 pm
herc, have you taken the pictures completely out? I don't see those anymore.

You know, I just cannot sign up for one more forum. I'd rather commit suicide. I am just one forum person, one forum that fulfills all my needs. I liked Tennis Frontier and like Owen very much, but I felt a certain restriction there and that compromises my freedom heavily. Nothing gets in the way of my total freedom - not even a long time relationship. I can dump it right away if it compromises my freedom in any way.

Well, having said all that, I just browsed Tennis Warehouse just now and noticed a long lost friend there who has recently signed up. That was a big surprise! We are out of touch since 2008 I think - mostly my fault, really.  He's an incredible poster btw and an avid fan of tennis. I know him since our CNN days - since 1999.





I hear ya princess emma. only reason I am tennis warehouse is because it is busy and they have 30,000 members or more.


it looks like it is well run. I tend to just stay at my thread there but I am enjoying myself there.


I don't go to any other threads to talk and stuff. I created that "creative sports images thread" and that is where I can go post sports images and stuff.

and I can also talk to somebody there if I need to. people seem to be quite kind to me.


so I am basically adding value to their forum. I hope they return the kindness and maybe help us a little bit too.


I have posted a link to our own forum there a few times. and to be fair to them, I post links to their forum here.

so far I have not seen any reciprocity of any kind but maybe I am too new there. hopefully I can make a few friends there and maybe they will give our forum a try as well.

I mean to say that friends tend to help each other.


as for tennis frontier, I like the great baron a lot and I will always consider him a kind friend but the issue is with his cast:

tented, moxie, and broken shoelace have some sort of problem with me. I usually end up either getting confronted by them or just plain attacked. it has happened way too many times. they also have a moderation fetish. they want to moderate too much and control too much.

also a few of them are highly clickish. that dynamic may end up being a liability for them. newcomers are not given the kind and warm treatment.

on their discussion page, for instance, they just tend to talk to each other.



you, me, baron, and the few of our own people kept the castle going there but almost all their other cast and their locals never bothered to stop by the castle and say any kind words to anybody. in other words they never bothered to support us.

and not one of them is willing to help us here. I asked a couple of people to stop by and say hello and stuff but no dice.

only the great baron was kind enough to join and say hello.


we did so much for them and I brought a tremendous number of people there. still they never bothered to return the kindness.
I have always believed that we can all work together to bring about a little bit of growth at both forums but some people just don't understand that concept.



well we are going to make it here one way or another. in about 3 years we will have this forum will be making money and that money will be evenly distributed between the owners of this forum.

all the admin people here are at camelot owners of this forum. they all have equal voice and they all can do whatever they please. its their forum.




as for the images, I am not sure what we can do emma. I guess we can try small, single images for the board intros. I will get to it as soon as I can.


right now I am making a super sig for mr tee.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 08:01:58 pm
emma who is that poster that you know at tennis warehouse?

maybe I know him too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 08:14:47 pm
Sorry that I brought the tennis frontier thing up, herc. None of it is actually baron's fault or anyone else's. They just have some specific rules and they are really big on those. It's their place and they can be in any way they like.

Here though, we will give everyone a lot of freedom - freedom of speech. Let people speak their mind etc. I will allow even Alex. See banning doesn't help. What helps is that you learn from your mistakes and that you become aware of the fact that you are conscious being. I'd rather see Alex wake up than to get banned repeatedly. It has to, however, come from within and it will come, eventually after a long suffering. He needs to lose things he loves the most. Only through suffering we learn to appreciate things. Not too many people know or realize that. They like to put the blame onto something else than to take responsibility for it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 04, 2013, 08:18:23 pm
emma who is that poster that you know at tennis warehouse?

maybe I know him too.

I doubt you know him. His name is helterskelter. I have just emailed him. Hopefully he still has the same email address.

He's not your typical tennis fan. He doesn't subscribe to any of the top players. He was a big Edberg fan however. He's more of a tennis fan in general and been watching tennis since he's 11.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 08:31:04 pm
Sorry that I brought the tennis frontier thing up, herc. None of it is actually baron's fault or anyone else's. They just have some specific rules and they are really big on those. It's their place and they can be in any way they like.

Here though, we will give everyone a lot of freedom - freedom of speech. Let people speak their mind etc. I will allow even Alex. See banning doesn't help. What helps is that you learn from your mistakes and that you become aware of the fact that you are conscious being. I'd rather see Alex wake up than to get banned repeatedly. It has to, however, come from within and it will come, eventually after a long suffering. He needs to lose things he loves the most. Only through suffering we learn to appreciate things. Not too many people know or realize that. They like to put the blame onto something else than to take responsibility for it.



this is your forum lady. and you are the owner here. nobody can tell you anything here at all.

you bring up any forum you like. here you make the call.




we will do things differently here. we will enjoy the freedom that is possible only at Camelot and no other place.

basically people can do anything they please here. and if they want their very own sub forum/board here then they can have that. it is Camelot. all their dreams can come true.



as for alex, I think he is playing mind games again there at tennis4u. we know him too well. he is crying for sympathy by creating that pathetic, bogus "so long" thread.



that is just a joke. he is not going anywhere.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 08:32:36 pm
memo to mr  tee:


here is you new amazing super sig mr tee. enjoy. in time we can improve this and make it even better:

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/teesupersig-305_zps909518e6.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/teesupersig-305_zps909518e6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 08:58:24 pm
this one is for the nole fans:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/novakswords--300_zps17baf422.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/novakswords--300_zps17baf422.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 09:56:09 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/novakimages-700_zpsb37ac37c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/novakimages-700_zpsb37ac37c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 11:38:03 pm
nadal vs berdych on deck.


this should be a good match.



http://www.streamhunter.eu/tennis-live-streaming-video.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 04, 2013, 11:52:51 pm
nadal wasted no time at all in losing his serve again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:03:25 am
nadal breaks again.


will he hold serve and consolidate the break this time?


milos on a roll. wins again in japan.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:11:13 am
berdych having some back issues. a medical timeout is called.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:21:00 am
berdych is forced to retire from the match.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:23:11 am
Wow, I just came back home from work hoping to catch the second set! Hopefully Berdych is ok. Rafa finally gets the #1 spot. Well deserved!
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:28:25 am
CD, thanks again for the great sig! How can I put it in my profile?
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:31:58 am
CD, thanks again for the great sig! How can I put it in my profile?



that part is tricky.


you would have to create an account with a photo sharing site.



send me your password for this site here in a PM. you can see the pm at the top of the page. it reads "my messages".


and I then I can install it for you in seconds.

and down the road you can always change your password.




did you see berdych just retired from the match. that is a bad deal for both.


berdych needed to see if he can win and nadal needed the full match to be ready for the final.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:34:21 am
I wonder if gasquet has the game to trouble nole.

also check out our new numbers: we finally hit 20 members.

that is a huge milestone for us. I know we will be ok in about 3 years but I did not expect 20 so quickly.

we just started this forum. hardly anybody knows about us.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:38:30 am
CD, check your PM.

Well, since I joined a couple of new people joined including Prodigy ;)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:41:13 am
I don't think Gasquet can win more than a set against Nole. I won't stay up that late to watch it, will just check the result tomorrow.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:46:51 am
Thanks, CD, sig looks amazing! I am going to get some rest now. Watching Delpo and Almagro on the tennis channel, 5:5 in the first set.

Good night all and talk to you later :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:47:25 am
CD, check your PM.

Well, since I joined a couple of new people joined including Prodigy ;)



general prodigyeng is an old friend.


we have known each other for a long time.



I am about to make both of you global moderators.

that way you have cool titles and some clout.


you should see general prodigy`s amazing super sig. its pretty damn cool.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:48:24 am
holy smokes mr tee.

your new super sig rocks.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:49:40 am
CD, check your PM.

Well, since I joined a couple of new people joined including Prodigy ;)



general prodigyeng is an old friend.


we have known each other for a long time.



I am about to make both of you global moderators.

that way you have cool titles and some clout.


you should see general prodigy`s amazing super sig. its pretty damn cool.

Sounds awesome!
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:50:24 am
holy smokes mr tee.

your new super sig rocks.

Yep, just like all amazing players in it ;)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 12:52:32 am
well have a good rest mr tee.

see you tomorrow.

tomorrow we will try to do something about the appearance of forum.  we are still tinkering around with different ideas.



I don't see general prodigy anywhere.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 12:55:36 am
Talk to you tomorrow!
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 01:09:22 am
night mr tee.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 01:09:42 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/mallorcasteel-2_zpse0fd255e.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/mallorcasteel-2_zpse0fd255e.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 10:08:55 am
order of play for china open:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 01:17:00 pm
here is something I just created for the roger Federer fans:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/rogerportrait-501_zps455a99bb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/rogerportrait-501_zps455a99bb.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 02:27:28 pm
order of play for china open:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=747

Nole is in ominous form, I simply can't see Rafa winning this with his horrible serve this week. Hope I'm wrong :)

I am not sure if I will be on time to watch the match tonight but I will follow the scoreboard on my phone.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 02:38:51 pm
agreed. it is going to be a tall order this time around for any number of reasons.

as you have mentioned, he is not doing a good job of taking care of his serve at all and this time he goes up against the best returner in the game.


other reasons:

**courts are too damn fast for the actual mechanics of the heavy topspin, looping strokes. he needs more time than the others to execute his strokes


**he has to be a little bit mentally and physically spent from having won so many matches and so many tournaments. especially given his demanding style of play



I would be surprised if nadal wins this one.


I am not sure if I can stay awake to catch this one. I will watch it on delayed basis if I get a chance.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 05, 2013, 03:13:44 pm
agreed. it is going to be a tall order this time around for any number of reasons.

as you have mentioned, he is not doing a good job of taking care of his serve at all and this time he goes up against the best returner in the game.


other reasons:

**courts are too damn fast for the actual mechanics of the heavy topspin, looping strokes. he needs more time than the others to execute his strokes


**he has to be a little bit mentally and physically spent from having won so many matches and so many tournaments. especially given his demanding style of play



I would be surprised if nadal wins this one.


I am not sure if I can stay awake to catch this one. I will watch it on delayed basis if I get a chance.

Yep, Nole is the king of Beijing. He is the clear favorite.

It turns out that the match starts at 1am my time, I am not sure I will be up that late.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 03:24:33 pm
that will be 3 am my time. only way I can watch it is if I take a nice nap this evening.


and to be honest with you, I am not even sure if I want to watch it.


I will catch it on delayed basis only if nadal manages to win it.


otherwise we have to let nole have this one and just hope nadal escapes this match injury free.

nadal does not need this damn match.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 03:42:27 pm
redneck joke time:





You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...your dad walks you to school because you are both in the same grade. 
 
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 07:47:45 pm

 
Youngest Djokovic Is Adjusting to Life as a Pro




By DAVID COX
 

On Monday afternoon the eyes of the tennis world were fixated on Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic played the 37th installment of his rivalry with Rafael Nadal. Several thousand miles away in Banja Luka, a picturesque city in northern Bosnia, another Djokovic watched from his hotel room, living every moment and dreaming that one day he too might experience the adrenaline rush of competing on such a grand stage.

Djordje Djokovic, 18, is the youngest of Novak’s two-tennis playing siblings and has long been marked as a special talent. But with only two wins in his first full season on the professional circuit, it has been a frustrating time.

His trip to Banja Luka did not last long. A wild-card entry for this week’s challenger tournament, he managed to win just three games against Diego Sebastian Schwartzman of Argentina, ranked 133rd.

Djordje said he knew that with the physicality of tennis right now, few teenagers can survive in the higher echelons of tennis. With players peaking in their mid-to-late 20s, patience is vital. Like his brother, Djordje has an unerring belief in his own ability to reach the top.

“Game-wise I think I play pretty well,” he said in a telephone interview. “I definitely feel I can handle the guys in the top 200, but I’m missing confidence. This has been a really tough year for me. I haven’t won many matches, but it’s been a good preparation for the next few years because I’ve had experience against these players. I know I can beat them, but it takes time and I just need to be patient and wait for my chance.”
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 11:45:21 pm
live scores can be seen here:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2160
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Post by: Clay Death on October 05, 2013, 11:51:03 pm
this is a cool site. I use it to quickly get some of my tennis info:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 12:53:01 am
that will be 3 am my time. only way I can watch it is if I take a nice nap this evening.


and to be honest with you, I am not even sure if I want to watch it.


I will catch it on delayed basis only if nadal manages to win it.


otherwise we have to let nole have this one and just hope nadal escapes this match injury free.

nadal does not need this damn match.

I am watching Delpo and Raonic now but Rafa's match starts in about 3 hours. I am definitely not going to be awake.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 12:58:12 am
I think i will watch it too. milos has been on one hell of a roll. lets see if he can do it again.



lady emma had asked about simplifying the board by reducing the images for the board intros.


so I was trying out different images and stuff. we will keep tinkering around with the forum and see if we can come up with something better.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:02:16 am
I am doing something wrong.

I just tired to make you an administrator but it would not let me.

now it will not even let me make you a global moderator again.


we will figure it out sooner or later.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:04:54 am
it worked this time.

congrats mr tee. you are now an administrator of your own forum.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:06:03 am
I am doing something wrong.

I just tired to make you an administrator but it would not let me.

now it will not even let me make you a global moderator again.


we will figure it out sooner or later.

I am thinking about opening a thread about tennis autographs. Maybe some of the other forum members are also interested in autographs from tennis players obtained either in person or through the mail.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:07:04 am
it worked this time.

congrats mr tee. you are now an administrator of your own forum.

:)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:08:09 am
Delpo wins a tight tiebreak and takes the first set.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:10:59 am
that was such a costly double fault for milos.


he ended up losing the set and probably the match with that error.


del potro is surprisingly tough on quicker courts.




well you can do anything you want here mr tee. you are one of the owners of this forum now.


feel free to tinker around with the forum in your free time and do whatever you wish.

that is what I am doing. I just wanted a toy to tinker around with and do whatever the hell I please.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:13:42 am
I could be wrong but I have a feeling that del potro is going to take this one now.


first set is always absolutely key for a guy like milos.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:14:25 am
Yep, only one mistake decided that tiebreak. Both of them playing pretty solid but the match is a little boring. Yesterday in Delpo against Almagro match there were some insane points, almost all of them by Almagro!
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:21:32 am
nico almagro is one hell of a shot maker.


milos had a 1/2 chance to break in that 2nd game but it was not meant to be. he is a little too reckless on returns at times.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:25:50 am
no way this match has the excitement of the nadal vs nole battle.



I cant see myself staying awake for that long. I will just have to watch it tomorrow if nadal wins it.



in the mean time I am still catching the milos vs del potro match.

milos is good but he is too damn careless.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:30:49 am
no way this match has the excitement of the nadal vs nole battle.



I cant see myself staying awake for that long. I will just have to watch it tomorrow if nadal wins it.



in the mean time I am still catching the milos vs del potro match.

milos is good but he is too damn careless.

Me neither. I will watch the replay of Rafa's match tomorrow. I can't see any breaks coming anytime soon, perhaps another tiebreak.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:39:48 am
milos has had his 1/2 chances but he is a little too careless.


his serve is absolutely massive right now. i think it is damn near as big as the isner serve if not bigger at times.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:41:05 am
tennis channel will show the china open final at least two times tomorrow.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:42:58 am
tennis channel will show the china open final at least two times tomorrow.

Yep, first at 6:30am Pacific time and then at 11am Pacific time and then again at 7pm Pacific time :)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:50:45 am
Two great passing shots by Delpo, 0:30
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:51:32 am
0:40, 3 hidden match points.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:52:38 am
Wow, what a save from Raonic on the second break point!
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:53:23 am
Delpo breaks! Some nice points in this game!
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:54:32 am
but he got himself in a big hole in this game and paid the price.


del potro is so much more solid off the ground.


milos had only one chance in this match: he had to take that breaker.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:55:57 am
there is a minor tropical depression in the gulf. it is raining like hell here.

i hope i don't lose power.


i am on the gulf coast.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:57:57 am
there is a minor tropical depression in the gulf. it is raining like hell here.

i hope i don't lose power.


i am on the gulf coast.

Ouch!

Raonic has one great weapon and an excellent forehand. If he can somehow improve his backhand he will be a constant Top 10 player.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 01:58:47 am
its over.

del potro is missing absolutely nothing off the ground.

he could cause some problems for the big guns in shanghai with the way he is playing right now.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 01:59:17 am
And another ATP 500 title for Delpo! Congrats to him, well deserved :)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 02:00:42 am
Alright, CD, I am off to bed. A big NFL Football day tomorrow :)

And hopefully when I wake up the headlines on the ATP website will read something like "Rafa dethrones Djokovic in Beijing" ;)

Take care!
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 02:02:11 am
i think milos has to start spending more time on clay.


the name of the game is machine like consistency off the ground. you cant win by just blasting a million aces.
you can win some small events and you will still make millions but you wont beat the best with just the serve. you saw what nadal did to him in montreal.

and he finally ran into a tough player in japan and he folded. his 18+ aces were not enough.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 02:03:48 am
night mr. tee.



NFL is right. game on tomorrow.



see you next time around.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 02:09:55 am
congrats to del potro and his fans.


i think he is improving. he could cause some problems for the big dogs in shanghai.

tough break for milos.  congrats to him and his fans also. he had a great tournament.

del potro is just too damn tough today.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:13:38 am
nadal`s level has dropped significantly while nole`e level is a bit higher.


also you cant win if you cant break. and you most certainly will lose in straights if you cant break and you cant hold.



nadal just cant hold serve and his returning has been weak.

congrats to nole and his fans.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:29:48 am
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/40/Beijing-Sunday-Djokovic-Nadal.aspx
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 11:41:34 am
Congrats to Nole, well deserved title! Rafa better rest now, his scheduling for the rest of the year is not smart.

Now off to some NFL action, wooohoooooooooooo :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:49:17 am
here is the order of play for tomorrow:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:50:42 am
its the big NFL sunday indeed.


I wonder if the new Orleans saints can run over Chicago today. sean peyton (saints coach) and drew brees have never beaten the Chicago bears.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:53:54 am
guys I don't see nadal doing well at WTF at this current rate.

I think he is likely to go down in shanghai too. he looks too spent to me.

he has used up tremendous amount of physical and emotional capital for all his wins this year. you knew something had to give sooner or later.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:55:21 am
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 11:56:54 am
mr tee don't forget to keep this site handy for some quick info.


I use it all the time for news, live scores, and other info:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/discussion/?theme_id=2


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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 12:04:04 pm
mr tee don't forget to keep this site handy for some quick info.


I use it all the time for news, live scores, and other info:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/discussion/?theme_id=2




I did check it out the other day, nice website.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 12:07:11 pm
your avi is pretty damn cool.


Agassi is a huge nadal fan. they both play a similar game.


Agassi had a better return of serve on quicker courts because his strokes were more compact. Agassi was quicker than a cat on the court.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 06, 2013, 12:15:41 pm
your avi is pretty damn cool.


Agassi is a huge nadal fan. they both play a similar game.


Agassi had a better return of serve on quicker courts because his strokes were more compact. Agassi was quicker than a cat on the court.

Agassi is one of my all time favorites. The best returner of all time in my opinion, closely followed by Nole. Moreover, Nole never had to deal with the likes of Sampras, Becker, Ivanisevic, Krajicek, etc ;)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 12:19:26 pm
andre Agassi`s return was a weapon and he used it as a weapon.



I would have to agree: Agassi and nole return like demons and hardly miss a beat.


another one who is coming along is del potro when he is healthy. he too has one hell of a return of serve.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 02:43:57 pm
new Orleans saints offense getting it done. here are some live scores:



http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/scores
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 03:16:08 pm
this one is for you mr tee:





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/mrtee-304_zps5c62c414.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/mrtee-304_zps5c62c414.jpg.html)
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Post by: Emma on October 06, 2013, 03:32:49 pm
herc, yes of course Alex is playing mind games as he always does. He needs support from the old posters because he needs to see how many people care about him so that he can come back and stay the way he was before. He's quite clever and manipulative that though quite obvious at the same time. Some will support him of course because they have their own agendas. But anyway, no need to worry about that stuff anymore since very unlikely for me go back to a place that is dead to me for a long time now. We should always be there where we are most comfortable and that isn't the place for me. It's all about Federer and Nadal there anyway. Alex just likes to kiss asses he sees fit - he needs that place since most of his activities are online anyway. He'll back to T4U despite the drama. His racists antics are only tolerated there.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------




que pasa lady emma.


you are 100% spot on as usual. of course he is playing out little dram there.

and as usual swish is kissing his ass. why? because alex hates nadal and murray with all his heart. and swish will hug and kiss damn near anybody that hates nadal and andy so much.

as you might have seen from his post, he said he was going to MTF to stay in touch with him.


I have not been to MTF in ages but I bet any money alex has to behave at MTF since they wont tolerate his garbage there even for a second.




at any rate, we have our own place at last. in about 3 years we will have this place making us money. we just have to endure the slow phase/infancy phase.


here we enjoy complete freedom and we do whatever we bloody well please.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 04:07:23 pm
herc, yes of course Alex is playing mind games as he always does. He needs support from the old posters because he needs to see how many people care about him so that he can come back and stay the way he was before. He's quite clever and manipulative that though quite obvious at the same time. Some will support him of course because they have their own agendas. But anyway, no need to worry about that stuff anymore since very unlikely for me go back to a place that is dead to me for a long time now. We should always be there where we are most comfortable and that isn't the place for me. It's all about Federer and Nadal there anyway. Alex just likes to kiss asses he sees fit - he needs that place since most of his activities are online anyway. He'll back to T4U despite the drama. His racists antics are only tolerated there.




------------------------------------------------------------------------------




que pasa lady emma.


you are 100% spot on as usual. of course he is playing out little dram there.

and as usual swish is kissing his ass. why? because alex hates nadal and murray with all his heart. and swish will hug and kiss damn near anybody that hates nadal and andy so much.

as you might have seen from his post, he said he was going to MTF to stay in touch with him.


I have not been to MTF in ages but I bet any money alex has to behave at MTF since they wont tolerate his garbage there even for a second.




at any rate, we have our own place at last. in about 3 years we will have this place making us money. we just have to endure the slow phase/infancy phase.


here we enjoy complete freedom and we do whatever we bloody well please.





emma I made a mistake. I must have hit the modify button instead of the quote button. so I ended up posting right next to your post before I realized it.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 04:14:56 pm
I was looking at some of andy`s pictures on the red clay. these pics are pretty cool.


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/Andy-Murray-French-OPen-008_zpsc77e79b5.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/Andy-Murray-French-OPen-008_zpsc77e79b5.jpg.html)





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/andyrome-1_zpsb166fa78.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/andyrome-1_zpsb166fa78.jpg.html)




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/AndyMurray2012FrenchOpenDayNineoG81yyNiizol_zps3eb87bed.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/AndyMurray2012FrenchOpenDayNineoG81yyNiizol_zps3eb87bed.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 05:38:32 pm
I am making a monster super sig for "swordtennis" from tennis warehouse.


I am making 4 different versions. it will be ready in a few minutes.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 06:01:24 pm
here you go general swordtennis. here are your amazing super sigs as promised. there are several versions. save them all and use the one you like the most.

you can have these super sigs here and you can have huge avatars.


welcome to Camelot and have fun.




version 1:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/ducksmonstersig-303_zps9989ad4a.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/ducksmonstersig-303_zps9989ad4a.jpg.html)






version 2:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/ducksmonstersig-302_zps7dbea425.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/ducksmonstersig-302_zps7dbea425.jpg.html)






version 3:


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version 4:


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**I gave this last one a bit of antique look. you will also note that all of them your trademark 2 crossing swords in them.


enjoy.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 06, 2013, 07:02:44 pm
que pasa lady emma.

you are 100% spot on as usual. of course he is playing out little dram there.

and as usual swish is kissing his ass. why? because alex hates nadal and murray with all his heart. and swish will hug and kiss damn near anybody that hates nadal and andy so much.

as you might have seen from his post, he said he was going to MTF to stay in touch with him.


I have not been to MTF in ages but I bet any money alex has to behave at MTF since they wont tolerate his garbage there even for a second.

at any rate, we have our own place at last. in about 3 years we will have this place making us money. we just have to endure the slow phase/infancy phase.


here we enjoy complete freedom and we do whatever we bloody well please.

I don't know if Swishy hates Murray. Does he? Haven't read any hatred stuff from him really but who knows. He probably doesn't like Nadal and given that he's a Federer fan, it's expected.

The truth is, I don't care if Alex gets banned or not at T4U. I am not there so I don't care. I do know he'd been bothering me for a while now and would start arguing with me even when it had nothing to do with me. If not that, he'd find a post where he'd see a scope to humiliate me. Look, it's not we are all saints or claiming as such as we have lost it once or twice here, but anyone with an ounce of brain and has the guts to rise above the typical fan-dome act should have noticed that it was going on for a while and needed to be stopped. If they don't see it or rather 'pretend' not to see it and sides with Alex regardless, is a person who is simply sick. Because their agenda couldn't be bigger than what is right. So shame on guys Gawdblessya and whatnot. One thing I do know is that, it's very hard for them to get along with Nadal fans and they are often called as 'fangirls' as if all the Fed fans are aristocrats. I am not a fan of Nadal but that double standard just ad nauseam. I mean is there a bigger fan girl than Dallas? I like her but truth should be told.  There's no Murray fan right now on that forum? Coincidence? I don't think so. I mean Luggy himself said he feels sorry for Murray fans. Whatever that means. There's no end to this hatred. Take a closer look and see who they typically hang out with on a daily basis. The only reason some Fed fans dig Nole is because he has beaten Nadal a number of times since 2011 and it helps their agenda to support Nole and his fans. This keeps Nadal from achieving more than Federer, something Fedfans are so proud of. Nothing wrong with that as it's part of the game as well but what goes around, comes around and pretty soon too. Be modest as they say. Those unnecessary digs at Sampras after Federer broke his record weren't funny or welcoming. And now look at Alex, all that arrogance, he now had to see 3 losses in a row at GSs this year alone - RG, Wimbledon and USO - to Nadal and Murray. Isn't he showing his true colours but those fans don't care - what they care is what's at stake.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 07:40:23 pm
que pasa lady emma.

you are 100% spot on as usual. of course he is playing out little dram there.

and as usual swish is kissing his ass. why? because alex hates nadal and murray with all his heart. and swish will hug and kiss damn near anybody that hates nadal and andy so much.

as you might have seen from his post, he said he was going to MTF to stay in touch with him.


I have not been to MTF in ages but I bet any money alex has to behave at MTF since they wont tolerate his garbage there even for a second.

at any rate, we have our own place at last. in about 3 years we will have this place making us money. we just have to endure the slow phase/infancy phase.


here we enjoy complete freedom and we do whatever we bloody well please.

I don't know if Swishy hates Murray. Does he? Haven't read any hatred stuff from him really but who knows. He probably doesn't like Nadal and given that he's a Federer fan, it's expected.

The truth is, I don't care if Alex gets banned or not at T4U. I am not there so I don't care. I do know he'd been bothering me for a while now and would start arguing with me even when it had nothing to do with me. If not that, he'd find a post where he'd see a scope to humiliate me. Look, it's not we are all saints or claiming as such as we have lost it once or twice here, but anyone with an ounce of brain and has the guts to rise above the typical fan-dome act should have noticed that it was going on for a while and needed to be stopped. If they don't see it or rather 'pretend' not to see it and sides with Alex regardless, is a person who is simply sick. Because their agenda couldn't be bigger than what is right. So shame on guys Gawdblessya and whatnot. One thing I do know is that, it's very hard for them to get along with Nadal fans and they are often called as 'fangirls' as if all the Fed fans are aristocrats. I am not a fan of Nadal but that double standard just ad nauseam. I mean is there a bigger fan girl than Dallas? I like her but truth should be told.  There's no Murray fan right now on that forum? Coincidence? I don't think so. I mean Luggy himself said he feels sorry for Murray fans. Whatever that means. There's no end to this hatred. Take a closer look and see who they typically hang out with on a daily basis. The only reason some Fed fans dig Nole is because he has beaten Nadal a number of times since 2011 and it helps their agenda to support Nole and his fans. This keeps Nadal from achieving more than Federer, something Fedfans are so proud of. Nothing wrong with that as it's part of the game as well but what goes around, comes around and pretty soon too. Be modest as they say. Those unnecessary digs at Sampras after Federer broke his record weren't funny or welcoming. And now look at Alex, all that arrogance, he now had to see 3 losses in a row at GSs this year alone - RG, Wimbledon and USO - to Nadal and Murray. Isn't he showing his true colours but those fans don't care - what they care is what's at stake.



swishy is a damn hypocrite. I was told a while back that he was working behind the scenes to destroy the castle there. he never bothered to support it and often hung out with babbs, alex, and monster at their discussion page.
believe it or not but he thinks alex was not handled with care and properly.
that is just unbelievable.


he still continues to side with alex which is crazy.

swishy specifically called nadal a monkey and a clown at their discussion page. that is how much he hates nadal.
I was very kind to him and look how he paid me back.
that is what a blind hate for nadal does to some people.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 07:42:43 pm
welcome to Camelot RF20Lennon.


make yourself at home mate. glad you found this place.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 08:02:36 pm
the most dangerous man alive:




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/miestro-701_zpsf076fc30.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/miestro-701_zpsf076fc30.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 06, 2013, 08:45:21 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...you have started a petition to change the National Anthem to "Georgia on My Mind".
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 07, 2013, 01:53:44 am
Morning.

Love the new look. I trust Lady Emma's loves it as well. ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 02:07:33 am
morning general slasher the invincible.


we keep tinkering with our little toy mate. feel free to do anything you please here.
sooner or later we will learn enough to find the best possible look for our forum.


you bring a great deal of good luck to the forum general: now we have 21 members.


we will look to have 200-250 in 3 years time. that is plenty for us.






we have to get the word out to people somewhow: anybody that gets banned at MTF, TF, and Tennis Warehouse is welcome here.


the only exception is alex. we will hang him the second he drives by Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 09:37:29 am
order of play for tomorrow at shanghai masters:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 10:47:54 am
shanghai masters is going to be fun to watch.

I think nole is the form player at the moment. and so is del potro.

so watch out for these two.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 07, 2013, 11:03:54 am

swishy is a damn hypocrite. I was told a while back that he was working behind the scenes to destroy the castle there. he never bothered to support it and often hung out with babbs, alex, and monster at their discussion page.
believe it or not but he thinks alex was not handled with care and properly.
that is just unbelievable.

he still continues to side with alex which is crazy.

swishy specifically called nadal a monkey and a clown at their discussion page. that is how much he hates nadal.
I was very kind to him and look how he paid me back.
that is what a blind hate for nadal does to some people.


What's ironic is that, the same sets of people who are so sympathetic to his 'So Long' thread and are busy pretending to be unaware any of Alex's antics during his banning period where he came back as 'SexyLatina' and opened a thread under the name "Rafa, the sexiest man alive' on the main discussion thread and was probably subsequently banned again by the Mod. It was so obvious that it was him. Not only that, Owen had told me while I was on Tennis Frontier that a poster had joined TF under the name "EmmaMonroe" who had the IP address of Calgary, Canada. Coincidence? Not really. A person with any remorse wouldn't be in that mood after getting banned. Quite pathetic when posters like Gawdblessya goes and says how he has always found Alex's posts as 'thoughtful'. As if Alex was banned because of his 'thoughtful' posts. Did he conveniently forget to notice how mean and rude Alex was lately to both Nadal and Murray and how many times he had insulted them in the main section alone? He probably is still under the illusion he's being 'objective' and probably refers himself as one. Never mind what others think of his biased posts.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 07, 2013, 11:14:59 am
Morning.

Love the new look. I trust Lady Emma's loves it as well. ;D

Yes, I do. Hey, the outlook of any forum should be gorgeous looking! And not to mention, very user-friendly. These are two best ways to attract new posters. And of course, the existing posters should be funny, thoughtful and easy going. :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 07, 2013, 11:19:47 am
shanghai masters is going to be fun to watch.

I think nole is the form player at the moment. and so is del potro.

so watch out for these two.

Is Nadal playing there as well? I am having some friends over on Saturday but that's at night so might be able to catch a couple of matches over the long weekend.

I thought the results of both China and Japan were very good. Del Potro put Raonic in place and Nole got the revenge though a tiny one but it will help his confidence. He's been lacking quite a bit of late. These are all slightly faster courts plus indoors so should favour Nole more naturally. WTF will be very interesting as well but perhaps the best player criteria has already been decided. It seems Nadal is the best player without a doubt.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 11:21:46 am

swishy is a damn hypocrite. I was told a while back that he was working behind the scenes to destroy the castle there. he never bothered to support it and often hung out with babbs, alex, and monster at their discussion page.
believe it or not but he thinks alex was not handled with care and properly.
that is just unbelievable.

he still continues to side with alex which is crazy.

swishy specifically called nadal a monkey and a clown at their discussion page. that is how much he hates nadal.
I was very kind to him and look how he paid me back.
that is what a blind hate for nadal does to some people.


What's ironic is that, the same sets of people who are so sympathetic to his 'So Long' thread and are busy pretending to be unaware any of Alex's antics during his banning period where he came back as 'SexyLatina' and opened a thread under the name "Rafa, the sexiest man alive' on the main discussion thread and was probably subsequently banned again by the Mod. It was so obvious that it was him. Not only that, Owen had told me while I was on Tennis Frontier that a poster had joined TF under the name "EmmaMonroe" who had the IP address of Calgary, Canada. Coincidence? Not really. A person with any remorse wouldn't be in that mood after getting banned. Quite pathetic when posters like Gawdblessya goes and says how he has always found Alex's posts as 'thoughtful'. As if Alex was banned because of his 'thoughtful' posts. Did he conveniently forget to notice how mean and rude Alex was lately to both Nadal and Murray and how many times he had insulted them in the main section alone? He probably is still under the illusion he's being 'objective' and probably refers himself as one. Never mind what others think of his biased posts.


coming back under a different account/username and making it blatantly obvious that it was him would not be tolerated at mtf or at any other forum even for a second. he would have gotten a perma ban instantly.


right now he is just playing those few fools there again. even mertov is saying good things about him.


any day now he will come up with another sickness/disease saga. he is really something emma.


maybe scott is finally waking up and realizing the damage alex has done to his forum.

it is hard to believe that tennis4you has over 4000 members and yet hardly anybody is interested in posting there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 11:24:42 am
shanghai masters is going to be fun to watch.

I think nole is the form player at the moment. and so is del potro.

so watch out for these two.

Is Nadal playing there as well? I am having some friends over on Saturday but that's at night so might be able to catch a couple of matches over the long weekend.

I thought the results of both China and Japan were very good. Del Potro put Raonic in place and Nole got the revenge though a tiny one but it will help his confidence. He's been lacking quite a bit of late. These are all slightly faster courts plus indoors so should favour Nole more naturally. WTF will be very interesting as well but perhaps the best player criteria has already been decided. It seems Nadal is the best player without a doubt.


yes clay warrior is at shanghai masters. he is out picking up points and raking in massive appearance fees.

I think his thinking might be that he has to try to lock up the #1 ranking for the year before he sets foot in the O2 arena.


nole looks very strong and so does del potro at the moment. nadal looks very weary to me right now.

his movement is not crisp and his shots lack the usual punch.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 04:41:16 pm
all the live scores can be found here:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_3665
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 09:58:36 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/the-chinese-revolution-country-aims-to-become-world-tennis-power-8865107.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 07, 2013, 10:32:50 pm
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 12:24:00 am
Federer is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak:




http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/41/Shanghai-Monday-Federer-Preview.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 09:56:13 am
order of play for Wednesday:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 10:16:04 am
big upset for Popsickle. he guns down Richard gasquet. here are the other scores:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/results/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 10:19:50 am
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year - he's simply given up trying to change the system.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nadal-says-hes-done-tennis-082033483--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 10:23:45 am
nadal says he is still in playing with pain but that it is manageable. and he continues to cry about how too many tournaments are being played on the hard courts:


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Miracle-recovery-Im-still-in-pain-says-Nadal/articleshow/23708962.cms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 10:29:11 am
http://tennis.si.com/2013/10/08/roger-federer-twitter-q-a/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 10:37:06 am
this was a great picture.




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/champion-2_zpse1898a1d.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/champion-2_zpse1898a1d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 08, 2013, 12:26:10 pm
nadal says he is still in playing with pain but that it is manageable. and he continues to cry about how too many tournaments are being played on the hard courts:


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Miracle-recovery-Im-still-in-pain-says-Nadal/articleshow/23708962.cms

And yet he put Beijing/Shanghai/Basel/Paris/WTF on his schedule! He should reconsider some of them.

Let's see what happens tomorrow against Dolgopolov, I have a hunch Rafa may tank the match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 12:38:53 pm
I have a feeling that he is not really looking to kill himself to win this one. that would  be my approach anyway given his issues with the knee and overall health.

its not worth giving up 2014 in case the knee goes again.

what he is doing is racking up points and that appearance fee which is probably around $2 million now. so he is raking in the cash and the points in order to try to lock up the #1 rank.

that would be my guess anyway. he will take any and all matches that come somewhat easily but make sure that he does not have to go so damn hard that it leads to injury.

at any rate, he should get on clay after shanghai masters to practice and skip paris and basel.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 02:21:06 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...your state's got a new law that says when a couple gets divorced, they are still legally brother and sister. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 08, 2013, 07:24:06 pm

coming back under a different account/username and making it blatantly obvious that it was him would not be tolerated at mtf or at any other forum even for a second. he would have gotten a perma ban instantly.

right now he is just playing those few fools there again. even mertov is saying good things about him.

any day now he will come up with another sickness/disease saga. he is really something emma.

maybe scott is finally waking up and realizing the damage alex has done to his forum.

it is hard to believe that tennis4you has over 4000 members and yet hardly anybody is interested in posting there.

The reason why you see posters like Mertov pouring in their sympathy is because he doesn't insult those guys on a daily basis or, say, ever. And you know how people typically are. They don't care unless it involves them. It's easy to be kind to someone who's not insulting you every day. All the posters you see on that thread are the ones Alex has always gotten along and made an extra effort to be nice to them; more importantly, they are all more or less Federer fans so the thread is for those. The only person who voiced differently is Mimi and she saw what happened on those days. He probably has asked to remove Slasher as a mod in a PM or something. I am fairly sure on that. That thread in a round about way is a plea for that. Take notice of his initial post. It's not just saying good bye.

As to 4000 members at tennis4u, since when quantity took over quality? Never, innit.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 08, 2013, 07:27:59 pm
Federer is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/41/Shanghai-Monday-Federer-Preview.aspx

I suppose good to see him back. It feels weird not seeing around. Even I, who's not a fan of Federer, miss his presence at times. Hope to see Andy next year well and ready. I'd like to take a few days off during AO to support him and to watch tennis. My project will end after the 2nd week of Jan so that will allow me to take those days off. I'll probably be very tired by then anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 07:41:55 pm

coming back under a different account/username and making it blatantly obvious that it was him would not be tolerated at mtf or at any other forum even for a second. he would have gotten a perma ban instantly.

right now he is just playing those few fools there again. even mertov is saying good things about him.

any day now he will come up with another sickness/disease saga. he is really something emma.

maybe scott is finally waking up and realizing the damage alex has done to his forum.

it is hard to believe that tennis4you has over 4000 members and yet hardly anybody is interested in posting there.

The reason why you see posters like Mertov pouring in their sympathy is because he doesn't insult those guys on a daily basis or, say, ever. And you know how people typically are. They don't care unless it involves them. It's easy to be kind to someone who's not insulting you every day. All the posters you see on that thread are the ones Alex has always gotten along and made an extra effort to be nice to them; more importantly, they are all more or less Federer fans so the thread is for those. The only person who voiced differently is Mimi and she saw what happened on those days. He probably has asked to remove Slasher as a mod in a PM or something. I am fairly sure on that. That thread in a round about way is a plea for that. Take notice of his initial post. It's not just saying good bye.

As to 4000 members at tennis4u, since when quantity took over quality? Never, innit.


excellent post. you are spot on.

I know for a fact that nekro also was harassing scott to remove slasher from the mod duties.

nekro was a trouble maker too and I called his bluff. naturally he ran like a coward.


nekro had issues with every single person except for betty.

at any rate that forum is as dead as it can be.

I don't know why mimi stays there but that is her business. I have asked her enough times to check this place here out. she will have somebody to say hello to at least.


no worries. if they don't care then we don't care.


I do believe that alex is playing mind games with those people. he will be back there before long.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 07:45:54 pm
Federer is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/41/Shanghai-Monday-Federer-Preview.aspx

I suppose good to see him back. It feels weird not seeing around. Even I, who's not a fan of Federer, miss his presence at times. Hope to see Andy next year well and ready. I'd like to take a few days off during AO to support him and to watch tennis. My project will end after the 2nd week of Jan so that will allow me to take those days off. I'll probably be very tired by then anyway.




I have become a huge fan of andy murray. I think of all the players out there, he is the one who is most down to earth.


so I miss him the most.

and of course we need roger back too. the sport really needs him.

Australian open is now 96 days away. I am hoping andy is 100% by then.

roger has already said that his form is coming back. he will be a lot stronger in 2014 too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 07:50:57 pm
general masterclass, lady emma, baron britbox, general slasher, general sid, and general Javier the fearless are among the best posters in the world.

they just happen to lead busy lives.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 08, 2013, 08:09:48 pm
here is an article on nole:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/41/Shanghai-Tuesday-Djokovic-Preview.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 12:09:09 am
del potro vs kohli will get the proceeding under way first on the stadium court:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014





Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 09, 2013, 06:32:59 am
22 General. 8)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 07:59:39 am
que pasa general slasher the invincible. 22 and counting. 200 in 3 years just might happen.



on the tennis front, nole is in devastating form. he needed just 71 minutes to get rid of marcel granollers.



here are the other scores:


am I seeing this right? how the hell did carlos berlocq beat isner on a fast court?


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/results/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 02:48:14 pm
que pasa sports fans. action is going to heat up in shanghai.


it would be nice to roger get some traction going here.

he still has a huge game. maybe it will all come together for him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 03:20:07 pm
I hear nadal was in the stands to watch roger play.

this masters event is going to be fascinating.

courts are very fast.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 09, 2013, 06:38:27 pm
excellent post. you are spot on.

I know for a fact that nekro also was harassing scott to remove slasher from the mod duties.

nekro was a trouble maker too and I called his bluff. naturally he ran like a coward.


nekro had issues with every single person except for betty.

at any rate that forum is as dead as it can be.

I don't know why mimi stays there but that is her business. I have asked her enough times to check this place here out. she will have somebody to say hello to at least.

no worries. if they don't care then we don't care.

I do believe that alex is playing mind games with those people. he will be back there before long.

So what happened to Nekro? Or even Betty? I think they make a cute couple. Are they a couple?

As to Mimi, she's very comfortable at tennis4you and not all like changes, herc; not when it happens one too many times. Also, she knows some people there and she goes back and forth with them all the time. And those people won't come here so she'll lose the friendship if she ditches that place. Just let her be. If she likes this place she'll start posting here too. She's a good person and has her heart in the right place. That's all that matters in the end, really.

I think some of the forums have overwhelming amount of posters because they don't get moderated. One time I was on TF browsing and I thought I saw 203 members but a few days later, it went down to 199 again. So they must control that aspect of things to keep it more neat I suppose. With 3 kids and all, I don't think Scott has the time to do all that. And Mark (the owner of Murray's World) is quite liberal and pretty much allows everything. He only bans trolls once he's very sure of them. Anyway, I still think quality is better than quantity.

Alex is not going to change in this lifetime, unfortunately. It will take him a very long suffering to finally come to his senses. Problem is, he's a closed person so it's hard to get through and make some sense. He strike me as a psychopath - someone who has no remorse. I've seen quite a few of them online. MW has one.

Here's list to recognize a psychopath. See if you can recognize Alex in this.

Glibness and superficial charm.
Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Pathological lying
Cunning/manipulative
Lack of remorse or guilt
Shallow affect/emotional range
Callous/lack of empathy
Parasitic lifestyle
Poor behavioral controls
Promiscuous sexual behavior
Lack of realistic long-term goals
Irresponsibility
Early behavior problems (this goes well with MW one)
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Lol.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 09, 2013, 06:45:29 pm

I have become a huge fan of andy murray. I think of all the players out there, he is the one who is most down to earth.

so I miss him the most.

and of course we need roger back too. the sport really needs him.

Australian open is now 96 days away. I am hoping andy is 100% by then.

roger has already said that his form is coming back. he will be a lot stronger in 2014 too.

Yes, Andy is a very down to earth person. A very good guy. It's very important for me to support a guy who's good overall. By that though, I don't mean to be judgmental.

Anyway, I know he's withdrawn from WTF. Very good decision as I fully expected him to do so. This will do him world of good and a very smart move I might as well add.

Still looking forward to some tennis this weekend. Hopefully some competitive ones.

I suppose Federer will really know that 'he's back' once he starts beating the important ones and by that I don't  even mean the top guys. He has now a whole new army to deal with. Beating one of those however is bound to give him some confidence.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 09, 2013, 06:47:49 pm
general masterclass, lady emma, baron britbox, general slasher, general sid, and general Javier the fearless are among the best posters in the world.

they just happen to lead busy lives.

You know, I've found him quite the opposite? Lololol. Okay, ok, I tease baba. He's all that - fearless and ...stuff lol. :P
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 06:50:16 pm
excellent post. you are spot on.

I know for a fact that nekro also was harassing scott to remove slasher from the mod duties.

nekro was a trouble maker too and I called his bluff. naturally he ran like a coward.


nekro had issues with every single person except for betty.

at any rate that forum is as dead as it can be.

I don't know why mimi stays there but that is her business. I have asked her enough times to check this place here out. she will have somebody to say hello to at least.

no worries. if they don't care then we don't care.

I do believe that alex is playing mind games with those people. he will be back there before long.

So what happened to Nekro? Or even Betty? I think they make a cute couple. Are they a couple?

As to Mimi, she's very comfortable at tennis4you and not all like changes, herc; not when it happens one too many times. Also, she knows some people there and she goes back and forth with them all the time. And those people won't come here so she'll lose the friendship if she ditches that place. Just let her be. If she likes this place she'll start posting here too. She's a good person and has her heart in the right place. That's all that matters in the end, really.

I think some of the forums have overwhelming amount of posters because they don't get moderated. One time I was on TF browsing and I thought I saw 203 members but a few days later, it went down to 199 again. So they must control that aspect of things to keep it more neat I suppose. With 3 kids and all, I don't think Scott has the time to do all that. And Mark (the owner of Murray's World) is quite liberal and pretty much allows everything. He only bans trolls once he's very sure of them. Anyway, I still think quality is better than quantity.

Alex is not going to change in this lifetime, unfortunately. It will take him a very long suffering to finally come to his senses. Problem is, he's a closed person so it's hard to get through and make some sense. He strike me as a psychopath - someone who has no remorse. I've seen quite a few of them online. MW has one.

Here's list to recognize a psychopath. See if you can recognize Alex in this.

Glibness and superficial charm.
Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Pathological lying
Cunning/manipulative
Lack of remorse or guilt
Shallow affect/emotional range
Callous/lack of empathy
Parasitic lifestyle
Poor behavioral controls
Promiscuous sexual behavior
Lack of realistic long-term goals
Irresponsibility
Early behavior problems (this goes well with MW one)
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Lol.




that is an amazing post.



who knows what happened to nekro. I am thinking he will be back one of these days.


betty is married and lives in Milan, Italy. nekro lives somewhere in hungary. that is all I know.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 06:51:51 pm
after the last Wimbledon my dad became a huge andy murray fan as well.


what is there to dislike? he is a great athlete and he is normal.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 06:53:57 pm
general masterclass, lady emma, baron britbox, general slasher, general sid, and general Javier the fearless are among the best posters in the world.

they just happen to lead busy lives.

You know, I've found him quite the opposite? Lololol. Okay, ok, I tease baba. He's all that - fearless and ...stuff lol. :P



he stays quite busy so who knows when we will see him again. he is one of those carefree happy go lucky dudes.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 06:55:31 pm
order of play for tomorrow:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 06:57:37 pm
roger Federer vs monfils is a blockbuster match. they will play to a packed house over there.

I expect roger to take care of business but it may take 3 sets.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2013, 10:32:27 pm
here is the draw again. I think the draw looks relatively fair. it would be nice to have andy here but that goes without saying.

roger has a decent draw. he just has to gun down nole this time to get into the final. I think he can do it. I certainly would not be surprised if it happens.
courts are fast and roger will have to bring out the heat on his serve. he is going to have to serve huge.


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Event-Draws.aspx?Year=2013&EventId=5014&Draw=ms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 12:11:25 am
think I will watch another game and then turn in. I did not sleep all that well last night.



see you next time mr tee.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 12:25:21 pm
I was rooting for federer. I guess it was just not meant to be.


now nole gets monfils and nadal gets wawrinka.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 01:52:14 pm
fed should have been able to get rid of monfils.


he can do this. he is just going to have to find his way again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 04:50:58 pm
weekend is almost here peeps.


let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 08:13:55 pm
order of play:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=5014
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 09:20:58 pm
I did not get to watch the match but 36 unforced errors are too many. so basically roger has to fix the inconsistency issue.

he has got to learn to become more patient. he has all the shots. he just has to be able to dig in and stay in the rally.

"stay in the rally" should be his war cry going forward. you have engage them in a rally and then you pull the trigger at exactly the right moment.

you CRAFT points and you can win.



http://sports.yahoo.com/news/federer-ousted-monfils-shanghai-masters-153909591--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 09:26:22 pm
carlos moya will be looking for nadal early next year:


http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/8966352/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 10:15:04 pm
I did not get to watch the match but 36 unforced errors are too many. so basically roger has to fix the inconsistency issue.

he has got to learn to become more patient. he has all the shots. he just has to be able to dig in and stay in the rally.

"stay in the rally" should be his war cry going forward. you have engage them in a rally and then you pull the trigger at exactly the right moment.

you CRAFT points and you can win.



http://sports.yahoo.com/news/federer-ousted-monfils-shanghai-masters-153909591--ten.html

I only watched the second set today. Fed was very inconsistent, good winners followed by UEs. Monfils was leading in the tiebreak 5:4 and missed an easy forehand, he could have won in 2 sets.

On the other hand, Rafa played his best match in my opinion since the US Open. The only thing that's alarming was that he missed a lot of break points in the second set. Berlocq choked in the tiebreak by donating 2 double faults.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 10:22:34 pm
roger is going to have to figure out something. there has been a dramatic drop in his form from 2012.



as for nadal, I think its clear he is worn out. belocq is over 30 years old and has a single handed backhand. he is not really a factor on quick hard courts.


nadal took the first set easily which means that he probably did not exert a lot of effort.

he said he started to get tired in the 2nd set.

so that is what is alarming: he wins the first set easily and then he starts to tire in the 2nd.


I am afraid he has hit the wall. it is going to be very difficult for him to take this title. he basically needs to play it safe now.

injuries invariably happen for him when he is spent physically and mentally. there is absolutely no need to kill himself for the sake of this title.

2014 holds a far great promise and far greater glory if only he can show up healthy, fit, and fresh.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 10:27:00 pm
roger is going to have to figure out something. there has been a dramatic drop in his form from 2012.



as for nadal, I think its clear he is worn out. belocq is over 30 years old and has a single handed backhand. he is not really a factor on quick hard courts.


nadal took the first set easily which means that he probably did not exert a lot of effort.

he said he started to get tired in the 2nd set.

so that is what is alarming: he wins the first set easily and then he starts to tire in the 2nd.


I am afraid he has hit the wall. it is going to be very difficult for him to take this title. he basically needs to play it safe now.

injuries invariably happen for him when he is spent physically and mentally. there is absolutely no need to kill himself for the sake of this title.

2014 holds a far great promise and far greater glory if only he can show up healthy, fit, and fresh.

I won't be surprised if he loses to Wawa tomorrow morning. Even though Wawa himself looks pretty worn out too.

Nole is unstoppable at the moment on this surface.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 10:42:45 pm
roger has the game to gun down nole in the best of 3 sets formats on quicker courts but he is just not getting it done these days.


I am not sure if wawa can beat even a tired nadal. the problem is nole.


nole just has too many weapons and his movement is off the charts. and then on top of that, he has the necessary consistency to trouble nadal.

nadal has a few matches under his belt now on this fast surface so he is a little more acclimated. so nadal wont struggle like he did against fognini at the china open.

I just don't think he has the mental and physical fuel to battle nole here. nadal has won way too much this year. and he is just one man.

something had to give sooner or later.

nadal`s domination of the clay circuit takes a lot out of him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 10:59:13 pm
roger has the game to gun down nole in the best of 3 sets formats on quicker courts but he is just not getting it done these days.


I am not sure if wawa can beat even a tired nadal. the problem is nole.


nole just has too many weapons and his movement is off the charts. and then on top of that, he has the necessary consistency to trouble nadal.

nadal has a few matches under his belt now on this fast surface so he is a little more acclimated. so nadal wont struggle like he did against fognini at the china open.

I just don't think he has the mental and physical fuel to battle nole here. nadal has won way too much this year. and he is just one man.

something had to give sooner or later.

nadal`s domination of the clay circuit takes a lot out of him.

The last thing Rafa needs right now is another match with Nole. But I agree with you, if both reach the Final it will be more competitive than Beijing.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 11:00:12 pm
I am just watching the 1st set again of Rafa against Berlocq on Tennis Channel. Some good rallies :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 11:06:06 pm
What a point to break for 2:1 !!!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 11:26:25 pm
I am watching it too.

rafa`s inside out forehand looks good. he is getting in the groove with it again.



the negatives: he still shows little or no confidence at the net. he hit a swinging volley again which came back for a slice backhand winner from berlocq.
he missed a drop volley attempt also. so this is one area he has to make some improvements.
I don't know why he is so damn terrified of the net.


he hit a drop volley which could have been easily put away at the net. this is a fast court.
this one did not come  back but why not end the bloody point when you are at the net.

movement: looks stale and tired.

back on the positive side: his return off the backhand wing is improving or looking better.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 10, 2013, 11:43:49 pm
I am watching it too.

rafa`s inside out forehand looks good. he is getting in the groove with it again.



the negatives: he still shows little or no confidence at the net. he hit a swinging volley again which came back for a slice backhand winner from berlocq.
he missed a drop volley attempt also. so this is one area he has to make some improvements.
I don't know why he is so damn terrified of the net.


he hit a drop volley which could have been easily put away at the net. this is a fast court.
this one did not come  back but why not end the bloody point when you are at the net.

movement: looks stale and tired.

back on the positive side: his return off the backhand wing is improving or looking better.

And Johnny Mac called him the best volleyer amongst the big four LOL. His volleying was so good back in 2009/2010
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 10, 2013, 11:58:13 pm
did you happen to see nadal`s queen`s final against nole a few years back? I think it was in 2008.


he went to the net confidently in that match. he was simply brilliant at the net in that match.

at any rate, I think you are right. he was far more fearless at the net a few years ago. he can volley. something just stops him at times.

probably because he has a risk averse game and risk averse mindset. on quicker courts he has to try to be more aggressive and more fearless.

and you have to show them that you are a force at the net too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 11, 2013, 12:23:33 am
did you happen to see nadal`s queen`s final against nole a few years back? I think it was in 2008.


he went to the net confidently in that match. he was simply brilliant at the net in that match.

at any rate, I think you are right. he was far more fearless at the net a few years ago. he can volley. something just stops him at times.

probably because he has a risk averse game and risk averse mindset. on quicker courts he has to try to be more aggressive and more fearless.

and you have to show them that you are a force at the net too.

Yeah, even in 2008 he was serving great.
Sorry for the late reply, btw, I was on Skype with my parents :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 12:27:29 am
nadal is a lot smarter player these days but he was far more fearless a few years ago.

that is why he won 12 titles in 2005 as a youngster.



I just talked with my parents as well. I am trying to get them to come down to the gulf coast this weekend.

I know a girl here who can get me rooms at any casino on the coast. so I can get rooms for free.

mom and dad like to stay at the casino hotel when they come down.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 11, 2013, 12:37:27 am
nadal is a lot smarter player these days but he was far more fearless a few years ago.

that is why he won 12 titles in 2005 as a youngster.



I just talked with my parents as well. I am trying to get them to come down to the gulf coast this weekend.

I know a girl here who can get me rooms at any casino on the coast. so I can get rooms for free.

mom and dad like to stay at the casino hotel when they come down.

Sounds nice, do they like to gamble?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 12:38:48 am
I am going to start getting ready for some sleep mr tee.


see you next time around. I do believe that nadal is going to be able to get by Spartan Stan.

if nadal returns well and is hitting his backhand well then there is really nothing stan can do. its just that simple.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 11, 2013, 12:39:50 am
Good night, CD! I will watch a little bit of the first QF and I will be off ot bed as well.

Talk to you later!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 12:44:10 am
nadal is a lot smarter player these days but he was far more fearless a few years ago.

that is why he won 12 titles in 2005 as a youngster.



I just talked with my parents as well. I am trying to get them to come down to the gulf coast this weekend.

I know a girl here who can get me rooms at any casino on the coast. so I can get rooms for free.

mom and dad like to stay at the casino hotel when they come down.

Sounds nice, do they like to gamble?



they do like to gamble. we have a little routine going:


I get them an awesome room overlooking the ocean and then I show up for a drink or two at their room.

then we will have dinner at the casino. after dinner they stay and play all they like and i head back home.

the following morning I collect them at their hotel room and take them to lunch somewhere.


I do not gamble. not because I cant afford it but because I find it a waste of time from my vantage point. I rather go home and relax.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 12:45:34 am
night mr tee.


I better grab some sleep too. I have a busy day planned for tomorrow.


see you next time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 11:23:15 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...ya can't get married to yer sweetheart' cause there is a law against it. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 11, 2013, 11:25:21 pm
Murder Trial

 A defendant was on trial for murder. There was very strong evidence indicating guilt, but no corpse had been found. In the defense’s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, decided to try a trick.

 "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all," the lawyer said as he looked at his watch. "Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom!"

 He looked toward the courtroom door. The jurors, somewhat stunned, all looked, eagerly. A minute passed. Nothing happened.

 Finally, the lawyer said, "Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with anticipation. I therefore put it to you that there is reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed and insist that you return a verdict of not guilty."

 With that, the jury retired to deliberate. But after only a few minutes, they came back and pronounced a verdict of guilty.

 "But how?" the lawyer asked. "You must have had some doubt. I saw all of you stare at the door."

 "Oh, yes," the jury foreman replied. "We all looked - but your client didn’t!"
 


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 09:03:07 am
I am just waking up. looks like nadal is out of shanghai masters.

I am pretty sure he could not return serve today. I just saw the first 2 points of the last game; 2 easy second serves and 2 lousy backhand returns straight into the bottom of the net. that says it all.
 I am also thinking that his backhand was off this time. he is just terrible when he cant return serve and when his backhand is shaky.


nole does not have these return issues which is what makes his so tough on quicker hard courts. and of course he has the best backhand in the history of the game.

well we did say that del potro and nole are the two hottest players on the tour right now.

congrats to them and their fans.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 12, 2013, 10:46:38 am
When I woke up Delpo was already a set and a break ahead in the second. Rafa had a break point which he missed. Delpo played agressively with deep balls on Rafa's backhand and then powerful forehands to force Rafa into errors.

Hopefully he keeps the intensity tomorrow and wins the title, he is long overdue for a Masters title.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 12, 2013, 02:17:28 pm

that is an amazing post.

who knows what happened to nekro. I am thinking he will be back one of these days.

betty is married and lives in Milan, Italy. nekro lives somewhere in hungary. that is all I know.

That is so funny. I really thought they were an item by the way they interacted with each other and was having an online affair. You know, given that a lot of people are meeting online, it didn't seem too far out. I suppose they are very good friends and are comfortable the way things are. Thanks.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 12, 2013, 02:27:19 pm
I was rooting for federer. I guess it was just not meant to be.

now nole gets monfils and nadal gets wawrinka.

Why were you rooting for Federer? Anyway, as I've already mentioned in one of my posts here, Federer now has a whole new army to deal with. He's not getting younger and these players are playing better as their reaching that age. Federer can only sneak in if he gets a very nice draw and that will be hard to get in Masters or Majors. And he's more keen on that.



I don't really have much confidence in monfils. he has been too inconsistent for too long.

roger on the other hand is pretty good on fast hard courts. I wanted a to see a tough nole vs roger battle.



I agree with you. It is only going to get harder and harder from here on out. he is going to have to work really hard if he wants to stay a factor in the game.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 03:09:21 pm
nekro has a temper issue. he is a temperamental dude.

he even yelled at Betty one time about nothing.

she straightened his sorry ass quick.


Betty was having some minor difficulty installing some gaming software.


so he proceeded to scold her about it.

at any rate they must get along well. I have never had any issues with betty.


they are both welcome here obviously.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 03:15:23 pm
mr tee nole has far fewer return issues on quicker surfaces.

he also controls the center of the court better by playing close to the baseline.


it's a very tall order for del potro. nole leads 9-3 in their head to head meetings.

that said, del potro might be able to get by. this is as good as he has ever played.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 04:16:55 pm
should del potro fail to take the title, it will go to show just how tough it is today to even win masters title.


it was a good loss for nadal as far as I am concerned. he has played way too much tennis. he could compound the knee issue if he is not careful.

what he is doing is raking in just enough points to make sure the number one rank is locked up.


he is also getting plenty of matches under his belt so he can hit the ground running in 2014.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 12, 2013, 07:09:44 pm
should del potro fail to take the title, it will go to show just how tough it is today to even win masters title.


it was a good loss for nadal as far as I am concerned. he has played way too much tennis. he could compound the knee issue if he is not careful.

what he is doing is raking in just enough points to make sure the number one rank is locked up.


he is also getting plenty of matches under his belt so he can hit the ground running in 2014.



Yep, Rafa losing another final to Nole would not be good for his confidence at the moment. I wonder how much effort he will put in Basel. If he goes all out and wins it or reaches the final then he can skip Paris.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 08:09:14 pm
he needs around 450-500 points to completely lock up the #1 rank.

no telling what he is going to do but one thing is for sure: nobody can take away his new world #1 status right now.



I think this was a good loss. this keeps him healthy so that is absolutely huge in my book. he escaped china with no injury issues.

secondly it keeps him on his toes. he will know that he has to work hard in some areas.

so losses around this time of the year are good. they force you to get better.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 10:16:38 pm
I was rooting for federer. I guess it was just not meant to be.

now nole gets monfils and nadal gets wawrinka.

Why were you rooting for Federer? Anyway, as I've already mentioned in one of my posts here, Federer now has a whole new army to deal with. He's not getting younger and these players are playing better as their reaching that age. Federer can only sneak in if he gets a very nice draw and that will be hard to get in Masters or Majors. And he's more keen on that.


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I don't really have much confidence in monfils. he has been too inconsistent for too long.

roger on the other hand is pretty good on fast hard courts. I wanted a to see a tough nole vs roger battle.



I agree with you. It is only going to get harder and harder from here on out. he is going to have to work really hard if he wants to stay a factor in the game.


emma I did it again. I was not paying attention and I hit the modify button when trying to respond to your post.

this is what happens when I am trying to do too many things at the same time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 12, 2013, 10:18:56 pm
should del potro fail to take the title, it will go to show just how tough it is today to even win masters title.


it was a good loss for nadal as far as I am concerned. he has played way too much tennis. he could compound the knee issue if he is not careful.

what he is doing is raking in just enough points to make sure the number one rank is locked up.


he is also getting plenty of matches under his belt so he can hit the ground running in 2014.



Yep, Rafa losing another final to Nole would not be good for his confidence at the moment. I wonder how much effort he will put in Basel. If he goes all out and wins it or reaches the final then he can skip Paris.



rafa looks pretty damn weary/spent to me. this is a good loss.

he is out of china and there are no injury issues.

now he will try to scoop up a few extra points at the paris masters.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 12:18:52 am
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/41/Shanghai-Saturday-Djokovic-Tsonga.aspx
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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 08:07:04 am
welcome to Camelot "the truth". please make yourself at home.


let us know if you have any ideas for Camelot. we are just tinkering around with this brand new place. sooner or later we will learn to give it more of a professional look.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 10:52:36 am
congrats to nole and his fans.

this just goes to show how tough it is to win even masters events, let alone the slams.

this is truly the era of ultra mega monster super sharks.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 07:06:21 pm
my little brother just called and demanded my presence at his plantation home in Baton Rouge,  Louisiana.


he wants to celebrate my birthday early.

anyway my birthday is actually on the 17th of October but he wants to celebrate tomorrow evening.

he is going to fix steaks and salmon. it doesn't get much better than that.


its a long drive from the gulf coast but it is  always worth the drive to be with family and friends.


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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 10:23:39 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/claykings-9001_zps76138dd9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/claykings-9001_zps76138dd9.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 13, 2013, 10:30:31 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/fedgrassking-300_zps3c838a2c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/fedgrassking-300_zps3c838a2c.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 14, 2013, 12:55:13 am
my little brother just called and demanded my presence at his plantation home in Baton Rouge,  Louisiana.


he wants to celebrate my birthday early.

anyway my birthday is actually on the 17th of October but he wants to celebrate tomorrow evening.

he is going to fix steaks and salmon. it doesn't get much better than that.


its a long drive from the gulf coast but it is  always worth the drive to be with family and friends.




Nice :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 14, 2013, 10:29:52 am
Dodig/Melo Win Shanghai Doubles Title; Improve London Qualification Chances
 
Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo improved their chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time by capturing the Shanghai Rolex Masters title on Sunday.

The fifth seeds defeated eighth-seeded Spaniards and fellow London contenders David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 10-2, in a thrilling final, for their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown that was also their first team title.

The Croatian-Brazilian team earned $226,000 and 1,000 Emirates ATP Ranking points for their victory in one hour and 44 minutes, and moved up to third position in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 14, 2013, 01:20:30 pm
here is simon reed talking about roger:




http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/simon-reed/federer-stay-coachless-enjoy-tennis-153241072.html
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 01:29:22 am
order of play for stockholm open:





http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=429
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Post by: Emma on October 15, 2013, 11:40:52 am
I was able to see the 2nd set of Del Potro vs Nadal match. Wish I had seen it all but I woke up late and it was already in the 2nd set. Very nice and authoritative performance from DP. He blew Nadal off the court at times. The power he has and with slightly faster court, it really helped him and he was also fresh coming into the semi. Nadal already has a very long season behind him but I noticed his confidence level moves up and down with the amount of errors he makes. So it's incredibly important for him to keep the UEs to the minimum if possible and more often than not, he's successful but certainly not always.

Delpo still without a masters title. I really thought in Indian Wells and perhaps here, he deserved to win the title more so than anyone else. Just my opinion.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 11:48:56 am
being 6 foot 6 helps. del potro has enormous easy power off the ground with that size.

he has also improved his serve so he is very difficult to deal with. poor guy is still without a single masters series shield.

that is just how tough it is today.

as for nadal, he is clearly spent. he has used up quite a bit of mental and physical capital in taking all that he has taken. winning 10 titles with such a demanding style of play would kill just about anybody else. he may have hit the wall.

this is why I cant see nadal taking anymore titles this year.
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Post by: Emma on October 15, 2013, 11:53:36 am
I was rooting for federer. I guess it was just not meant to be.

now nole gets monfils and nadal gets wawrinka.

Why were you rooting for Federer? Anyway, as I've already mentioned in one of my posts here, Federer now has a whole new army to deal with. He's not getting younger and these players are playing better as their reaching that age. Federer can only sneak in if he gets a very nice draw and that will be hard to get in Masters or Majors. And he's more keen on that.


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I don't really have much confidence in monfils. he has been too inconsistent for too long.

roger on the other hand is pretty good on fast hard courts. I wanted a to see a tough nole vs roger battle.



I agree with you. It is only going to get harder and harder from here on out. he is going to have to work really hard if he wants to stay a factor in the game.


emma I did it again. I was not paying attention and I hit the modify button when trying to respond to your post.

this is what happens when I am trying to do too many things at the same time.

No worries. I can still read it. You can fix it though.

Anyway, ah I see your angle now. It would have been interesting to see Federer against Nole no doubt - especially from Federer's side. I think he'd be more keen on playing the top players than, say, others like Monfils, Raonic, Berdych, Isner etc. He did play very well against Nadal not so long (at Cincy if I remember correctly) so who knows. He has WTF coming up however if though qualifies. I think that's a tournament that will tell a lot of about Federer and what he can look forward to come next year. I hear he has also fired Paul. So who's next or is he going to be on his own? Because I was a huge Sampras fan I can relate to all this - how he and his fans feel but most importantly, how both of them are going to handle the retirement should that also be on the card.  Keep in mind, Sampras retired all of a sudden. Nothing was planned. So who knows what kind of fate is ahead of Federer though he does have a huge fan following so that's something he'll need to take seriously into account before planning for retirement.
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Post by: Emma on October 15, 2013, 11:54:38 am
So welcome to 'thetruth'. Interesting name. Has he/she posted at all?
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Post by: Emma on October 15, 2013, 12:03:13 pm
being 6 foot 6 helps. del potro has enormous easy power off the ground with that size.

he has also improved his serve so he is very difficult to deal with. poor guy is still without a single masters series shield.

that is just how tough it is today.

as for nadal, he is clearly spent. he has used up quite a bit of mental and physical capital in taking all that he has taken. winning 10 titles with such a demanding style of play would kill just about anybody else. he may have hit the wall.

this is why I cant see nadal taking anymore titles this year.

Nadal might be spent but Nole should be spent too but instead he has just gone on and defended two back to back titles. I think this season, the Asian swing in particular, suits both Nole and Murray better. It used to be Federer as well. Shanghai is not indoors but it has all the elements of an indoor tournament.

Nole had a long season too. Won the AO, made the final of Wimbledon and USO, lost to Nadal at the RG semi. Those are some tough losses but bounced back right after the USO. It was however a good strategy on his part that he didn't go for too much for the clay tournaments this year. So he should be slightly fresher than Nadal at this point of the year, but I am still convinced this part of the season suits him better than Nadal.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 12:26:27 pm
So welcome to 'thetruth'. Interesting name. Has he/she posted at all?



"thetruth" is a she.


she is a wonderful addition to the Camelot society lady emma.
she really knows her stuff and she is very fair to all the players. i believe she likes nadal and andy.




I think we should consider redefining ourselves by the way. there are already too many tennis forums.
i have been doing some thinking. let me know what your take is on this also. maybe we should be a "society" as opposed to a "forum".
we can just look at ourselves as a small but elite Camelot society.

there must be 10 million forums of one kind or another on the net.

this new idea will also keep us from acting and looking like a forum. we can keep things simple this way.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 12:31:22 pm
being 6 foot 6 helps. del potro has enormous easy power off the ground with that size.

he has also improved his serve so he is very difficult to deal with. poor guy is still without a single masters series shield.

that is just how tough it is today.

as for nadal, he is clearly spent. he has used up quite a bit of mental and physical capital in taking all that he has taken. winning 10 titles with such a demanding style of play would kill just about anybody else. he may have hit the wall.

this is why I cant see nadal taking anymore titles this year.

Nadal might be spent but Nole should be spent too but instead he has just gone on and defended two back to back titles. I think this season, the Asian swing in particular, suits both Nole and Murray better. It used to be Federer as well. Shanghai is not indoors but it has all the elements of an indoor tournament.

Nole had a long season too. Won the AO, made the final of Wimbledon and USO, lost to Nadal at the RG semi. Those are some tough losses but bounced back right after the USO. It was however a good strategy on his part that he didn't go for too much for the clay tournaments this year. So he should be slightly fresher than Nadal at this point of the year, but I am still convinced this part of the season suits him better than Nadal.



i hear ya. nole is just far more brutally efficient as a tennis player:

1. he serves bigger
2. his return is the biggest in history. everything comes back.
3. he plays close to the baseline so he gives up zero court.
4. he is beyond rock solid off both wings so he can control the center of the court better than anybody on the planet.
5. nole is taller than nadal so he has more leverage. that means he has easy power.


so beating nole is no easy matter. nadal has to summon all of his will and all of mental and physical energies.
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Post by: Emma on October 15, 2013, 12:54:58 pm
So welcome to 'thetruth'. Interesting name. Has he/she posted at all?



"thetruth" is a she.


she is a wonderful addition to the Camelot society lady emma.
she really knows her stuff and she is very fair to all the players. i believe she likes nadal and andy.




I think we should consider redefining ourselves by the way. there are already too many tennis forums.
i have been doing some thinking. let me know what your take is on this also. maybe we should be a "society" as opposed to a "forum".
we can just look at ourselves as a small but elite Camelot society.

there must be 10 million forums of one kind or another on the net.

this new idea will also keep us from acting and looking like a forum. we can keep things simple this way.

I shall keep her on her toes and make sure she speaks the truth and nothing but the truth. I tease!

It's very good that we have a fan like her. The more the merrier!

I like your suggestions. Let me give some thoughts to it. Will get back to you later on this.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 01:11:13 pm
affirmative.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:14:17 pm
What's up everyone :)

Grigor is playing in Stockholm and just won the first set against Copil. His game is just horrible at the moment, though. Let's see if Rasheed can be of immediate help!
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:24:23 pm
rasheed is a great coach and a great motivator general tee.



lets hope he can get dimitrov going again.



did you see that we are tinkering around with the idea of just calling this place an elite Camelot tennis society? there are millions and millions of forums on the net already.


this is something different. and it may work for us since all we will ever be is a small place.

and small works for me by the way. we will have 200 or so members in about 3 years and that is all we ever need to be.



what is your take on this new idea?
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:28:38 pm
rasheed is a great coach and a great motivator general tee.



lets hope he can get dimitrov going again.



did you see that we are tinkering around with the idea of just calling this place an elite Camelot tennis society? there are millions and millions of forums on the net already.


this is something different. and it may work for us since all we will ever be is a small place.

and small works for me by the way. we will have 200 or so members in about 3 years and that is all we ever need to be.



what is your take on this new idea?

Sounds good. It is true there are many tennis forums out there. Quality over quantity is always a good idea :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:29:04 pm
lady emma fired up a music place next to her café today sports fans.

please visit when the time permits.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:33:52 pm
i bet any money that there are at least 100,000 tennis forums out there.

and about 10 million forums of one kind or another.

elite Camelot tennis society sounds cooler to me.


that means we will try for quality people and we will try to stay a certain size.

and most forums are just too complex. people just want to post, chat a little bit about sports, look at pictures/images, and interact with some normal and familiar folks on somewhat regular basis.

normal people don't time for all the extra bullshit.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:40:12 pm
200 members is plenty if they post regularly/semi-regularly.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:42:49 pm
agreed. small family will be better for us.

it will take some time obviously but we will get there.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:47:53 pm
We have excellent in-depth analyzers of the game such as masterclass, Lugburz, Slasher1985 but we need more. Stat Racket and Voo de Mar from MTF come to mind, if we could only recruit them somehow :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:48:44 pm
Grigor just won. Wooohoooooo :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:50:52 pm
affirmative. slasher and masterclass are among the greatest posters in the world.


we also do need those folks you mentioned from mtf.  i guess in time we may be able to get their attention.


right now we are just in our infancy phase.




dimitrov was serving for the match. he just took it in straights.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:53:42 pm
Next for Grigot is Struff. A tall guy, has power. Grigor should win but you never know with him :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:54:34 pm
baron britbox is busy with his own forum at tennis frontier and he is a family man. he is also one of the greatest people i have met in the tennis circles.


it is always good to see him here at Camelot.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 02:56:11 pm
hopefully dimitrov can get on a bit of a roll here and take this title. it will be good for his confidence.

he has to really focus and go for the title.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 02:58:35 pm
I was just looking at the ATP calendar. What do you think about the following "schedule" for Rafa:

Jan. 13 - 26           Australian Open  (GS)
Feb. 3 - 9              Vina Del Mar        (ATP 250)
Feb 17 - 23           Rio                       (ATP 500)
Feb. 24 - Mar. 2    Acapulco              (ATP 500)
Mar. 3 - 15            Indian Wells        (Masters)
4-week break
Apr. 14 - 20          Monte Carlo         (Masters)

That is a total of 5,250 points. Rafa has 2,500 points to defend from 2013.

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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 03:05:55 pm
I was just looking at the ATP calendar. What do you think about the following "schedule" for Rafa:

Jan. 13 - 26           Australian Open  (GS)
Feb. 3 - 9              Vina Del Mar        (ATP 250)
Feb 17 - 23           Rio                       (ATP 500)
Feb. 24 - Mar. 2    Acapulco              (ATP 500)
Mar. 3 - 15            Indian Wells        (Masters)
4-week break
Apr. 14 - 20          Monte Carlo         (Masters)

That is a total of 4,750 points. Rafa has 2,500 points to defend from 2013.



that looks optimal to me in terms of getting his motor going for RG. and once he has RG, everything else just becomes a bonus from my own vantage point.

also that makes him happy and keeps him happy come what may.

he is already committed to rio so we know its happening.


what we don't know is if he carlos moya will able to persuade him to play davis cup early next year.


he doesn't really need to defend indian wells next year. he will pick up points in rio and i think he takes back monte carlo next year. he will not be coming back from a 7 month layoff like he had to this year. the less hard court activity the better going into paris. it will safeguard the knee.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 03:09:47 pm
it is looking good so far general tee. he might be able to hang on to the #1 rank in 2014 too.

there are points to be had at Oz and at Wimbledon.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 03:09:56 pm
I was just looking at the ATP calendar. What do you think about the following "schedule" for Rafa:

Jan. 13 - 26           Australian Open  (GS)
Feb. 3 - 9              Vina Del Mar        (ATP 250)
Feb 17 - 23           Rio                       (ATP 500)
Feb. 24 - Mar. 2    Acapulco              (ATP 500)
Mar. 3 - 15            Indian Wells        (Masters)
4-week break
Apr. 14 - 20          Monte Carlo         (Masters)

That is a total of 4,750 points. Rafa has 2,500 points to defend from 2013.



that looks optimal to me in terms to getting his motor going for RG. and once he has RG, everything else just becomes a bonus from my own vantage point.

also that makes him happy and keeps him happy come what may.

he is already committed to rio so we know its happening.


what we don't know is if he carlos moya will able to persuade him to play davis cup early next year.


he doesn't really need to defend indian wells next year. he will pick up points in rio and i think he takes back monte carlo next year. he will not be coming back from a 7 month layoff like he had to this year. the less hard court activity the better going into paris. it will safeguard the knee.

Well, I hope he doesn't go to Miami just like this year. This will give him almost a month off before the clay season.

Rio/Acapulco/IW are in consecutive weeks so I doubt he will play all of them but one can always hope :)
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 03:11:13 pm
it is looking good so far general tee. he might be able to hang on to the #1 rank in 2014 too.

there are points to be had at Oz and at Wimbledon.

Absolutely! He must finish this year at #1 though. Otherwise it will be a huge disappointment.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 03:12:21 pm
My 100th post. Boy, I've been posting a lot ;)



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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 03:14:02 pm
and that one month break will come in mighty handy as he mounts a major offensive on the last 3 slams.

he cant afford to kill himself before Wimbledon even starts.

there is absolutely no reason to go to Miami. he has enough hard court activity lined up before the U.S. Open: Toronto and Cincy.

he is asking for trouble and possible injury if he lands in Miami.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 03:17:56 pm
it is looking good so far general tee. he might be able to hang on to the #1 rank in 2014 too.

there are points to be had at Oz and at Wimbledon.

Absolutely! He must finish this year at #1 though. Otherwise it will be a huge disappointment.



i think he has it in the bag. all he needs is 500 points and its over.

this is why he is in basel, paris, and then at wtf. he is going to lock it up and put it on ice soon.




i am not expecting a title at wtf but just when we write this guy off, he comes back and surprises the whole world.



truth be told he needs to gun down nole at wtf if possible. that will set the table up very nicely for the Australian open.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on October 15, 2013, 03:20:00 pm
Okay, CD, I gotta go. Talk to you later :)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 03:26:38 pm
laterz general tee.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 04:09:47 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/hewittsparta-703_zps0c8a5369.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/hewittsparta-703_zps0c8a5369.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on October 15, 2013, 11:02:41 pm
order of play for Stockholm:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=429




jerzy and verdasco will be in action. good to see jerzy healthy again.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 08:02:24 am
order of play for kremlin cup:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=438
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Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 08:09:54 am
good read. roger looking to finish strong and looking forward to a much stronger year in 2014:


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Defiant-Federer-looking-to-finish-2013-on-a-strong-note/articleshow/24219910.cms
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Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 08:28:51 am
basel has a loaded field. this event is coming right up:


21.10.2013   Swiss Indoors Basel 
 Basel, Switzerland  Indoor
Hard  € 1,445,835
(€ 1,988,835)  SGL 32 DBL 16  +41 900552225 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 16, 2013, 11:49:28 am
being 6 foot 6 helps. del potro has enormous easy power off the ground with that size.

he has also improved his serve so he is very difficult to deal with. poor guy is still without a single masters series shield.

that is just how tough it is today.

as for nadal, he is clearly spent. he has used up quite a bit of mental and physical capital in taking all that he has taken. winning 10 titles with such a demanding style of play would kill just about anybody else. he may have hit the wall.

this is why I cant see nadal taking anymore titles this year.

I don't necessarily think so because if you look back in history there are no champions who were taller than 6'3" that won multiple Slams. In fact, 6'1" is the ideal height or should be. No point in having so power if you can't execute it but more importantly, the movement is essentially compromised. None of Del Potro or Isner or Raonic are known as good or quick movers - far from it in fact. What helps them against a player like Nadal is the surface of the court. If it's a bit faster then these players can hit through him using their power. Also, they are all more or less big servers. A couple of them, namely DP and Isner did see some success against Nadal on clay as well but that's a bit exception to the rule. In the end, they didn't get the results and Nadal was still the winner. These players also need to be relatively fresh against Nadal so that's another element. Otherwise they are nowhere as deadly.

Anyway, Nadal was sweating like crazy against Del Potro while DP looked completely dry.  I don't think the weather was as humid; perhaps Nadal sweats a lot more when he's under pressure or feeling a bit nervous? I don't know. 
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Post by: Emma on October 16, 2013, 12:00:36 pm
i bet any money that there are at least 100,000 tennis forums out there.

and about 10 million forums of one kind or another.

elite Camelot tennis society sounds cooler to me.


that means we will try for quality people and we will try to stay a certain size.

and most forums are just too complex. people just want to post, chat a little bit about sports, look at pictures/images, and interact with some normal and familiar folks on somewhat regular basis.

normal people don't time for all the extra bullshit.

I agree with most things here. No need to be overly complicated with thousand threads when things can be kept only to fewer threads. Also, we need to offer something different. For example, everyone gets to speak their mind here and everyone gets to be here because they want to relax and enjoy their time and not get into mindless arguments.
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Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 12:06:08 pm
good afternoon Emma. I will reply more properly to your posts when I get home.


I am on the beach at the moment. also it's difficult to post with the I phone.


I agree. it is much cooler to be different.


and people do have complete freedom here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 06:43:13 pm
My 100th post. Boy, I've been posting a lot ;)


100 posts. not too shabby general Tee. its a milestone of a sort.



now shoot for 1000 posts.



I am just glad you found Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 06:45:24 pm
i bet any money that there are at least 100,000 tennis forums out there.

and about 10 million forums of one kind or another.

elite Camelot tennis society sounds cooler to me.


that means we will try for quality people and we will try to stay a certain size.

and most forums are just too complex. people just want to post, chat a little bit about sports, look at pictures/images, and interact with some normal and familiar folks on somewhat regular basis.

normal people don't time for all the extra bullshit.

I agree with most things here. No need to be overly complicated with thousand threads when things can be kept only to fewer threads. Also, we need to offer something different. For example, everyone gets to speak their mind here and everyone gets to be here because they want to relax and enjoy their time and not get into mindless arguments.



exactly lady emma. people are totally free here.

they can have their own boards and be the mods of their own boards. they can have their own chat threads.


they can have anything they want because they are the owners of Camelot.


Camelot: for the people and by the people.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 08:45:10 pm
order of play for Stockholm:




http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=429




jerzy demolished GGL today.


ferru, dimitrov, gulbis, and sijsling will be in action tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 16, 2013, 08:48:14 pm
order of play for kremlin cup:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=438
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 06:04:41 am
live scores:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4368
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 10:43:33 am
Basel draw should be out soon.

I am looking forward to it. it is going to be strong field there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 17, 2013, 11:35:54 am

exactly lady emma. people are totally free here.

they can have their own boards and be the mods of their own boards. they can have their own chat threads.

they can have anything they want because they are the owners of Camelot.

Camelot: for the people and by the people.

I'd really like to put a lot of thoughts into a it and see what we can do differently. Not only this should have the idea of relaxing but also, there should be ideas of making people comfortable and perhaps solving their problems if possible. So people are indeed to talk about anything they want. It should not have any type of competitive nature. I hate that. Moderation will only apply when we can be non-judgmental and patient. Most importantly, fair and considerate.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 17, 2013, 11:37:50 am
The 'New' button (when you have new posts on that thread) should be highlighted, herc otherwise it's barely noticeable.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 05:07:37 pm
The 'New' button (when you have new posts on that thread) should be highlighted, herc otherwise it's barely noticeable.



I hear ya lady emma.



I just don't know all the various features.


we need general masterclass, general slasher, and general freaky to help us out.

they are technology experts.



but its a great idea.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 05:10:34 pm

exactly lady emma. people are totally free here.

they can have their own boards and be the mods of their own boards. they can have their own chat threads.

they can have anything they want because they are the owners of Camelot.

Camelot: for the people and by the people.

I'd really like to put a lot of thoughts into a it and see what we can do differently. Not only this should have the idea of relaxing but also, there should be ideas of making people comfortable and perhaps solving their problems if possible. So people are indeed to talk about anything they want. It should not have any type of competitive nature. I hate that. Moderation will only apply when we can be non-judgmental and patient. Most importantly, fair and considerate.


affirmative. in about 3 years time we will have transformed Camelot into cool little tennis society.


all that is needed is for us to endure the infancy phase.



it will take us some time to get a few more folks and then even longer time for some the folks to start getting comfortable in a cool, calm, and a peaceful setting.



I like your ideas already.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 05:26:34 pm
it will be a game ruled by the giants in the future:


jerzy is 6 foot 8

del potro is 6 foot 6

this Russian teenager is 6 foot 6




At a time when there are 29 players over 30 years of age in the Top 100 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, it is refreshing to witness a teenager making headlines on the ATP World Tour.

Karen Khachanov (pronounced "Karen Hachanoff") only left high school in May this year. But aged 17 and 6’6”, the Russian is already being touted as a star of the future.

Former World No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who now works as a Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow tournament manager, told ATPWorldTour.com, “He will be Top 20 [in the Emirates ATP Rankings] by end of 2015, and that’s my prediction.”

This week, Khachanov has beaten Albert Ramos and Janko Tipsarevic en route to the Moscow quarter-finals. It is just his second ATP World Tour tournament and the third senior-level event of his career.

The last 17 year old to reach the last eight of an ATP World Tour event was Kei Nishikori in July 2007 at Indianapolis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 05:28:23 pm
incredibly the Russian teenager--Karen--will play somebody 4 inches taller than him tomorrow. he will play dr ivo who is 6 foot 10.




order of play for kremlin cup:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=438
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 05:29:38 pm
order of play for Stockholm:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=429
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 06:59:46 pm
http://espn.go.com/blog/tennis
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 07:43:25 pm
Grigor won today. He is playing another big hitter/server tomorrow - DeSchepper. A great chance to reach the SF.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 08:09:17 pm
dimitrov has a chance for a title. lets hope he can get it done.




by the way we have 24 members now.


our goal is 200+ in 3 years. very conservative goal if you ask me.



and out of these 200+, we will have 15-25 posting on somewhat regular basis. that will be good enough for Camelot.



we are not a forum anyway. we are an elite tennis society.


a small society which is exactly what we want. it will all work out.


all we have to do is kick back and relax.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 08:11:37 pm
I post info and the link to Camelot on my facebook. I will start doing it on twitter also.


and then ultimately we will find other ways to promote Camelot so we can direct more brave and kind hearted folks our way.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 08:17:55 pm
Happy birthday, CD! All the best :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 08:26:39 pm
thanks general tee.

I appreciate it. it is my birthday today indeed.


I celebrated it early with mom and dad and my little brother in baton rouge this last Monday.


and we will celebrate it again on sunday night. this time on the gulf coast. dad just sent me a message on facebook. he said he bought the champagne and also black label scotch.

I got them a room at imperial palace casino.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 08:51:02 pm
Nice :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 09:11:47 pm
do you have an early prediction for basel?


I think I have to go with del potro. he is the hottest player on the tour along with nole.


we should able to see the draw in a day or so.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 09:17:23 pm
Definitely Del Potro or Fed. I can't see Rafa doing much there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 09:30:47 pm
we may just have a roger vs clay warrior final if del potro stumbles.


that being said, del potro is the favorite for this one. lets see how it plays out.

I bet those courts will be ultra fast in basel.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 09:32:04 pm
we may just have a roger vs clay warrior final if del potro stumbles.


that being said, del potro is the favorite for this one. lets see how it plays out.

I bet those courts will be ultra fast in basel.

Yep - fast and low bounce. Bad news for Rafa. I don't believe he can beat either Delpo or Fed there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 09:39:41 pm
I hear ya general tee.

well roger is low on confidence and del potro could run into somebody who plays lights out for 2 sets.

one can hope anyway. nadal could use this title to make sure he locks up the #1 rank.

roger needs the title to get some confidence going.

del potro has become the king of 500 level events so he will try to keep it rolling as much as possible. suddenly this basel tournament has become a must watch event.


I think you right but nadal could surprise.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 09:47:11 pm
basel is coming right up.


http://www.swissindoorsbasel.ch/Swiss-Indoors-Basel.2+M52087573ab0.0.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 09:55:15 pm
I haven't seen Rafa post/tweet any pics from Basel yet. Perhaps he is arriving there on Friday or even Saturday.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 10:07:06 pm
he has his own indoor hard court in Mallorca. he must be doing his practice sessions there.



we should be able to look at the draw tomorrow afternoon.

what is nole doing this weekend? is he playing somewhere to pick up points?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 10:20:28 pm
he has his own indoor hard court in Mallorca. he must be doing his practice sessions there.



we should be able to look at the draw tomorrow afternoon.

what is nole doing this weekend? is he playing somewhere to pick up points?

No, he is not. His next tournament is Paris.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 10:26:22 pm
nole is going pretty much all out at the end of the season. it will be interesting to see how he does in paris and also at wtf.


now he has some added competition on the fast hard courts: del potro is a threat on such surfaces.

I get the funny feeling that nole is not going to be able to capture WTF this year. its just a feeling or a hunch.


he has put himself under considerable pressure.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 10:28:12 pm
paris masters is coming up soon too. exciting stuff.



28.10.2013   BNP Paribas Masters 
 Paris, France  Indoor
Hard  € 2,646,495
(€ 3,204,745)  SGL 48 DBL 24  +33 1-46-91-57-57 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 10:33:50 pm
Nole can also win some points from the Davis Cup final. However, they do not count towards the year end rankings.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 10:51:09 pm
affirmative.

I was just thinking. you know I have to believe that roger is in the process of losing some of his passion and drive for the game.


he has way too much talent to be struggling like this. look at ferru. he is just about 32 also and he took home 7 titles last year. he even made the final at RG this year.

he does not have anywhere near the talent and weapons roger has.
and on top of that, he is too short.


as for fitness, any fool can go out on the road and the gym and earn as much fitness as they need or want. you run, bike, hit the gym,  and you become as fit as anybody else out there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 11:00:18 pm
I think the problems for Fed started when he decided to change his racquet size. After his early losses during the summer he lost his confidence.

He will bounce back but I am not sure if he can do it anymore on GS level.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 17, 2013, 11:06:03 pm
Gotta go, CD! Cheers for you birthday once again :)

See you later!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 11:09:25 pm
I guess it does get harder and harder at GS level after 32.


he fished out over $71 million last year. his net worth has to be approaching around $400-$500 million.

he has achieved everything that one can possibly achieve in modern tennis. maybe he is smart enough to know that slams will be difficult to come by so he does not work as hard as he used to.

and we forget sometimes that he has two beautiful daughters and a wife. perhaps some of his focus is on the family now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 11:10:25 pm
thanks general tee.

have a great night.

see you next time at Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 17, 2013, 11:39:27 pm
here is something on lance Armstrong:


**a documentary and 2 movies:



http://www.foxsportswest.com/story/Can-competing-Lance-Armstrong-movies-cro?blockID=951637&feedID=3707
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 09:01:18 am
it looks like nadal is skipping basel.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 09:10:46 am
live scores:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2788




rosol is making waves in Vienna. and Karen was upended by dr ivo in straights. still a great tournament for Karen.

gulbis takes a tough 3 setter from jerzy at Stockholm open
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 09:12:42 am
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/article/553/8978245/nadal-pulls-out-of-basel
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 09:17:02 am

interesting:


http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2013-10-18/13953.php
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 09:52:40 am
Camelot welcomes all the newcomers and new guests.

post anywhere and have fun. create your own thread anywhere you like.



Camelot stands for freedom. just enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 18, 2013, 10:56:12 am
it looks like nadal is skipping basel.

I just read his post on Facebook.

Excellent decision!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 11:17:44 am
agreed. it is far more important for him to show up fresh, healthy, fit, and hungry in 2014.


there are only 2 good years left. why not make the most of them.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 02:43:04 pm
Andy Murray will play the ATP 500 Acapulco event in February.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 18, 2013, 06:06:33 pm
Grigor won his QF in Stocjholm. Tomorrow he plays Paire in the SF, tricky match. I hope he wins!

He looked solid today, but De Schepper was a class below his level.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 07:33:06 pm
grigor is on a bit of a roll. I sure hope he can bag this title.


benoit is a tough player. he has one hell of a backhand.

he can also take the ball on the rise.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 07:36:26 pm
order of play for Stockholm:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=429
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 07:37:49 pm
order of play for kremlin cup:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=438




I just wonder who is going to take this title. I will cheer for dr ivo.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 07:43:01 pm
folks don't forget to check out tennis warehouse. its a cool forum.



this way we enjoy the best of all worlds:


http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13




Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 18, 2013, 11:29:22 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...your 'huntin dawg' cost more than the truck you drive him around in. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 08:41:01 am
The 'New' button (when you have new posts on that thread) should be highlighted, herc otherwise it's barely noticeable.


I hear ya lady emma.


I just don't know all the various features.


we need general masterclass, general slasher, and general freaky to help us out.

they are technology experts.

but its a great idea.

The New button has been highlighted. Whoever did it, thank you! Small steps here and there will make this forum user friendly which should be the first requirement of any forum.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 08:43:46 am
Watching Gulbis vs Ferrer. Ferrer has just broken Gulbis in the first set 3-2 Ferrer. I am already frustrated watching this. Ferrer just frustrates me to no end and I don't enjoy watching him at all but at times like this, I am forced to. lol Gulbis is the reason I am watching. He should really win this even though he's down a break.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 08:51:15 am
When was your birthday, herc? I completely missed it. Happy Birthday! better late than never. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Gulbis breaks Ferrer break in the meantime and holds too. 4-3 Gulbis. He's really trying to hit through Ferrer ,since you know, there's no passing Ferrer, the wall. He's been very successful in the last game where he hit a few winners. Though he might have a quite a few errors already, I am sure he also has more winners and by the look of it, is more consistent than Ferrer off the ground. 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 08:57:14 am
Gulbis has taken the 1st set as I expected him to do so. :) Very nice play from him towards the end of the set. Short and simple. Didn't let Ferrer going after the balls.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 09:26:35 am
In the meantime guys, Gulbis has leveled things up in the 2nd set. Fell dangerously behind (1-4) with a lack of concentration after battling back in the first set and winning it, but then played really well from 1-4 down to hold, break and hold again in the 2nd.

On the verge of breaking Ferrer again. 4 all.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 09:31:43 am
Couldn't break. One too many errors from Gulbis to give away 4 straight points to Ferrer.

Did smash his racquet as well after make those two first errors. His temper is still slightly out of control. Something to focus on next. 5-4 Ferrer. Gulbis must win the 2nd and shouldn't prolong the match. I'd like him to win the title. He's a shotmaker and a great plaeyr to watch.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 19, 2013, 10:03:41 am
My poor Gulbis, losing in miserable fashion in the final set. Ever since that outburst  towards the end of the 2nd set, he's been unable to focus and has given the highest price. If I were his coach, I would have told him to have firm control over his emotion. That is the No. 1 requirement. His game is fine.

Don't like Ferrer.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 03:01:53 pm
Gulbis has taken the 1st set as I expected him to do so. :) Very nice play from him towards the end of the set. Short and simple. Didn't let Ferrer going after the balls.


thanks lady Emma. my birthday was on 17th of October.


ferru wins again. he is really something.


he will now take on dimitrov in the final.


dimitrov is having a great tournament.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 19, 2013, 03:13:00 pm
I am very happy Grigor won. But against Ferrer I rate his chances at about 30%.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 06:11:44 pm
maybe dimitrov will surprise.

he has to be very assault minded tomorrow. he can't get caught up in too many rallies with ferru.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 06:17:16 pm
Gulbis has taken the 1st set as I expected him to do so. :) Very nice play from him towards the end of the set. Short and simple. Didn't let Ferrer going after the balls.


thanks lady Emma. my birthday was on 17th of October.


ferru wins again. he is really something.


he will now take on dimitrov in the final.


dimitrov is having a great tournament.



gulbis has become a little more emotional over the course of last couple of years.


I don't remember him being this temperamental before.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 08:11:09 pm
Couldn't break. One too many errors from Gulbis to give away 4 straight points to Ferrer.

Did smash his racquet as well after make those two first errors. His temper is still slightly out of control. Something to focus on next. 5-4 Ferrer. Gulbis must win the 2nd and shouldn't prolong the match. I'd like him to win the title. He's a shotmaker and a great plaeyr to watch.



gulbis went to the same tennis academy as nole as you know. they both went to the nikki pilic tennis academy.


gulbis has all the talent in the world. he just cant put it all together.

he even has the gift of height. he is around 6 foot 3. they say he can hit a near 150 MPH serve.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 09:31:04 pm
tough loss for Tsonga at the Austrian open.

congrats to haase and his fans. he is having a great tournament.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/24597403
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 09:40:10 pm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Federer-back-in-spotlight-as-Nadal-skips-Swiss-Indoors/articleshow/24416492.cms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 19, 2013, 09:46:13 pm
check out this one folks. that is alex fox of spain in south florida:


he does this one solo:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7bvE_tsfCY
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 07:57:26 am
tommy haas has the first set in Vienna at the Austrian open.

here are the live scores:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_1400





becker demolishes stakhovsky in Valencia.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 11:21:29 am
tommy haas is just unbelievable.


congrats to tommy and gasquet and their fans at Camelot.


gasquet is improving.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 02:36:38 pm
dimitrov gets it done.


wow. what a huge win for him. congrats to dimitrov and his fans.


absolutely great win for him. he can start setting his sights higher now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 20, 2013, 06:17:14 pm
I am so very happy for Dimitrov. It was nice to see him win his first ATP title and he beat world No. 3 to win it so very well deserved. I liked how he turned things around after the 1st set and was very much into it. I was going to say yesterday that this was his golden opportunity. Yea, he had never beaten Ferrer before today, but he at least had experience playing him 3 times before and this was just the perfect opportunity for him to take that next step and take the title. And he did. So congratulations are in order!

I also liked how he made adjustment to his game as he was moving along. Ferrer was running him around corner to corner trying to force error and perhaps outgas him, but Dimitrov hung in there tough and defended very well when he needed to. He also served very well towards the end which was much needed against a player like Ferrer. Ferrer ended up smashing his racquet after the match point was won by Dimi. Ferrer had 33 errors as opposed to Dimitrov's 34. Ferrer is not your player who makes so many errors over a 3 set where not a single set was utterly tight. But it is to Dimitrov credit that he started being more patient in the 3rd set and it was quite beneficial. It was then Ferrer who started making more errors. Great tactical strategy from Dimitrov.

Very good match; definitely a great match for Dimitrov to win his first ATP title.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 20, 2013, 06:26:53 pm
Couldn't break. One too many errors from Gulbis to give away 4 straight points to Ferrer.

Did smash his racquet as well after make those two first errors. His temper is still slightly out of control. Something to focus on next. 5-4 Ferrer. Gulbis must win the 2nd and shouldn't prolong the match. I'd like him to win the title. He's a shotmaker and a great plaeyr to watch.



gulbis went to the same tennis academy as nole as you know. they both went to the nikki pilic tennis academy.


gulbis has all the talent in the world. he just cant put it all together.

he even has the gift of height. he is around 6 foot 3. they say he can hit a near 150 MPH serve.

He played very well in the 1st two sets, fought back from 1-4 down in the 2nd but failed to hold his serve at crucial moment at 5-4 and ended up losing the set. He never recovered after that. And that's where he went all wrong. He should have shrugged it all off and should have focused on the 3rd. Instead he let it get to him far too much. Perhaps a 5 set format is a better deal for him at this stage, where he'd have the time to let his mind wander a bit and think about things without having the danger of losing the match immediately like he did yesterday. He really and truly needs to get over it or else this will hold him back each time. His game is fine.

He's fine if he makes a mistake where he was really not in a position to win the point; but he's thoroughly disturbed when he misses a perfect opportunity by getting a bit too excited and over hitting the ball. Because he plays with narrow margin, he needs to learn that not every time he'll hit a perfect shot and should allow himself those mistakes. That's the best way to get over it. Even Andy gets like this at times though he's far more patient these days. Definitely mentally far more mature and that's because he's learned to adjust that. Negative emotion is damaging more often than not.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 20, 2013, 07:41:17 pm
Great come-from-behind victory for Grigor! I am so proud of him.

Hopefully he will not be too tired for Basel!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 09:52:33 pm
I am so very happy for Dimitrov. It was nice to see him win his first ATP title and he beat world No. 3 to win it so very well deserved. I liked how he turned things around after the 1st set and was very much into it. I was going to say yesterday that this was his golden opportunity. Yea, he had never beaten Ferrer before today, but he at least had experience playing him 3 times before and this was just the perfect opportunity for him to take that next step and take the title. And he did. So congratulations are in order!

I also liked how he made adjustment to his game as he was moving along. Ferrer was running him around corner to corner trying to force error and perhaps outgas him, but Dimitrov hung in there tough and defended very well when he needed to. He also served very well towards the end which was much needed against a player like Ferrer. Ferrer ended up smashing his racquet after the match point was won by Dimi. Ferrer had 33 errors as opposed to Dimitrov's 34. Ferrer is not your player who makes so many errors over a 3 set where not a single set was utterly tight. But it is to Dimitrov credit that he started being more patient in the 3rd set and it was quite beneficial. It was then Ferrer who started making more errors. Great tactical strategy from Dimitrov.

Very good match; definitely a great match for Dimitrov to win his first ATP title.


great post and superb analysis emma.



dimtrov indeed hung in there and also held on to his belief.


great maiden title for him today. ferru is not an average player so this is a massive win.


dimitrov needed this title to pave the path to his success on the tour.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 09:59:24 pm
Great come-from-behind victory for Grigor! I am so proud of him.

Hopefully he will not be too tired for Basel!



our man got it done today general Tee. you had given him a mere 30% chance today.


dimitrov must have stopped by Camelot and read your post. that pissed him off and he decided to make a believer out of you.



at any rate and all kidding aside, I am very happy for dimitrov.

he is a Camelot knight of the highest order as of today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 20, 2013, 10:19:39 pm
order of play for swiss indoors Basel:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328




roger is in action tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 21, 2013, 09:43:36 am
Great come-from-behind victory for Grigor! I am so proud of him.

Hopefully he will not be too tired for Basel!



our man got it done today general Tee. you had given him a mere 30% chance today.


dimitrov must have stopped by Camelot and read your post. that pissed him off and he decided to make a believer out of you.



at any rate and all kidding aside, I am very happy for dimitrov.

he is a Camelot knight of the highest order as of today.

Haha, and when he lost the first set I thought it was over! Grigor fought really well and showed maturity in this match! I am very happy about this win, I believe more will follow in the future!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 10:50:07 am
kubot and kamke score victories in basel.

here are the live scores:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2106
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 21, 2013, 11:26:35 am

our man got it done today general Tee. you had given him a mere 30% chance today.

dimitrov must have stopped by Camelot and read your post. that pissed him off and he decided to make a believer out of you.


at any rate and all kidding aside, I am very happy for dimitrov.

he is a Camelot knight of the highest order as of today.

It is always very nice to see a player getting his first title after all that hard work. Dimitrov's happiness was contagious.

I think T gave him 30% because he was being cautious about it. It is a very tough job to hit through Ferrer after all but it was really time for Dimitrov to take the next step as well. He's 22 after all and been on tour for a few years now (2008).

Basel is next. I doubt he'll advance as much there. All need to sink in first.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 11:40:03 am
basel title would be a tough assignment for dimitrov.


still it will be interesting to follow his progress now. he is going to be more confident of his abilities now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 11:40:28 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/picturegalleries/10393307/ATP-World-Tour-Finals-the-race-to-London-in-pictures.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 12:06:23 pm
looks like roger has the first set in the bag:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2131
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 12:56:23 pm
draw for basel:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Event-Draws.aspx?Year=2013&EventId=328&Draw=ms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 03:59:22 pm
order of play:


berdych and stan wawrinka are to be in action tomorrow.




http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 04:00:19 pm
its another fantastic day here on the gulf coast.


life is good. let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 21, 2013, 05:58:26 pm
its done sports fans. we are now:

camelotelitetennis.com



http://www.camelotelitetennis.com/index.php?action=post;topic=3.645;last_msg=1593


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 22, 2013, 02:02:06 am
Tim for a celebration, fellow members. :D :D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 02:10:36 am
morning general slasher the invincible.


this is only the beginning mate. all that is required of us is to endure this slow growth/infancy phase.


and we will learn a little bit along the way. we should be more than just legitimate in 3 years.


tomorrow I will add us to google search engines. it wont be long before we start seeing a little bit of traffic.


the membership of about 200 will take a little time. and we have nothing but time. it will happen one day.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 02:26:52 am
now this place is starting to look a little bit better organized.


we will keep working on trying to give it a more professional and a more organized look.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 02:37:51 am
for a quick check of tennis news, I always keep this site handy:




http://www.tennisexplorer.com/tennis-news/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 10:06:37 am
benneteau destroyed f lopez in Valencia.


and it looks like roger will play istomin in basel.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_5125


jerzy is off to a good start. he takes down carreno-busta 7-5, 7-6.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 03:04:52 pm
http://www.onlinetennisinstruction.com/category/pro-tennis/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 03:07:52 pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=491663344240299&set=vb.188086141264689&type=2&theater
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 05:07:19 pm
I had a feeling that dr ivo was going to knock out berdych today.


big guns are in action tomorrow: dimitrov, del potro, and roger will be in action.


here is the order of play:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 05:55:26 pm
roger`s chances improve with each passing day in basel.


both berdych and stan are out of there already.
this clears the deck a little bit anyway.


http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/8986110/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 22, 2013, 06:35:08 pm
now this place is starting to look a little bit better organized.


we will keep working on trying to give it a more professional and a more organized look.

It is looking a lot better. You are doing a great job, herc. I wish I could contribute to the looks as well but unfortunately not finding enough time for it. I will start contributing on other threads which are empty at the moment.

Btw, I wasn't able to login today from work computer. Our company has blocked this site. I can browse but can't login or post. It gives a few reasons as to why. I did a test and tried to log onto other sites like the tennis4u or Tennis Frontier and I was successful. This now has to do with this site only. I am not sure what happened in between because I was able to post here just the other day. Maybe you can look into it herc, when you get a chance.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 22, 2013, 06:39:22 pm
I had a feeling that dr ivo was going to knock out berdych today.

big guns are in action tomorrow: dimitrov, del potro, and roger will be in action.

here is the order of play:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328

Two good players out already - Berdy and Stan but I don't think either was destined to win here anyway. It will probably come between Federer and Del Potro in the end. Draws have opened up for both of them.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 06:43:06 pm
now this place is starting to look a little bit better organized.


we will keep working on trying to give it a more professional and a more organized look.

It is looking a lot better. You are doing a great job, herc. I wish I could contribute to the looks as well but unfortunately not finding enough time for it. I will start contributing on other threads which are empty at the moment.

Btw, I wasn't able to login today from work computer. Our company has blocked this site. I can browse but can't login or post. It gives a few reasons as to why. I did a test and tried to log onto other sites like the tennis4u or Tennis Frontier and I was successful. This now has to do with this site only. I am not sure what happened in between because I was able to post here just the other day. Maybe you can look into it herc, when you get a chance.



interesting emma. I don't know what is going on.

we are official now. I contacted go daddy.com and got it done.


also when I google "Camelot elite tennis society", our place comes up.

it also comes up if you google "Camelot general chat".


more work needed obviously. we will take it one step at a time.


I have been enjoying my 2 days off and now I will be busy again for about 4 days.

sooner or later we will figure it out. now some traffic will start heading our way.

look for the traffic starting next week.


and I spoke with nikki and general viruzzz. they will stop by when they can.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 06:45:21 pm
affirmative. draws are opening up a little bit for both del potro and roger.

roger can delight his fans with a title in basel.


paris masters is coming right up. we should be able to see the draw in a couple or 3 days.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 22, 2013, 07:30:35 pm
now this place is starting to look a little bit better organized.


we will keep working on trying to give it a more professional and a more organized look.

It is looking a lot better. You are doing a great job, herc. I wish I could contribute to the looks as well but unfortunately not finding enough time for it. I will start contributing on other threads which are empty at the moment.

Btw, I wasn't able to login today from work computer. Our company has blocked this site. I can browse but can't login or post. It gives a few reasons as to why. I did a test and tried to log onto other sites like the tennis4u or Tennis Frontier and I was successful. This now has to do with this site only. I am not sure what happened in between because I was able to post here just the other day. Maybe you can look into it herc, when you get a chance.



interesting emma. I don't know what is going on.

we are official now. I contacted go daddy.com and got it done.


also when I google "Camelot elite tennis society", our place comes up.

it also comes up if you google "Camelot general chat".


more work needed obviously. we will take it one step at a time.


I have been enjoying my 2 days off and now I will be busy again for about 4 days.

sooner or later we will figure it out. now some traffic will start heading our way.

look for the traffic starting next week.


and I spoke with nikki and general viruzzz. they will stop by when they can.

Go daddy.com might just be a blocked site for us. They probably treat it as a social media or something. But no worries. I'll be able to post from home at least.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 08:06:07 pm
tommy haas is doing all the right things. he has taken his fitness and he is paying attention to nutrition.

the man is pushing 36 and he is still taking home titles:



Tommy Haas needs 3 sets in final

 

VIENNA -- Tommy Haas won his 15th career title and second this season, defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.

The second-seeded German, won also won the event 12 years ago, maintained his slim chance of qualifying for next month's ATP finals in London. The 35-year-old Haas already had become the oldest tournament winner of the season by winning in Munich in May.

"This victory is really something special," the 12th-ranked Haas said. "You don't win tournaments too often and this year I've won in my two favorite cities."

Haas, who improved to 15-12 in career finals, said he was proud of what he achieved after recovering from hip surgery in 2010.

"If you'd seen me 3½ years ago ... I was really asking myself if it made sense to continue," Haas said. "I have been paying a lot of attention to my fitness and nutrition and I am always looking to improve my tennis."
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 22, 2013, 11:17:56 pm
general Tee where the hell is you at?


your player rocked the world in Stockholm. he took his maiden title there by defeating the mighty Spanish warrior.


absolutely massive win for dimitrov.


now I would like to see him do well in basel. he could also rack up some points in paris.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 07:56:27 am
llodra takes the first set from gasquet in basel.




http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_5603


isner gets by gulbis in 2 close sets in valencia. both were tiebreakers.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 23, 2013, 09:47:31 am
general Tee where the hell is you at?


your player rocked the world in Stockholm. he took his maiden title there by defeating the mighty Spanish warrior.


absolutely massive win for dimitrov.


now I would like to see him do well in basel. he could also rack up some points in paris.

I am here, just busy with work and other stuff :)

Yeah, I was extremely happy that Grigor finally won that title. And it was amazing he won it against the world #3. That will get the monkey off his back and he will be able to relax a little. That title was long overdue.

About Basel, I am not sure how motivated/fresh he will be today in his match. There is a possible match against Fed in QF so that may give Grigor some extra motivation.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 01:32:07 pm
roger takes down istomin in 3.

he could take this title.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 01:44:55 pm
grigor is off to a good start.


gasquet is out already.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 23, 2013, 02:59:40 pm
Grigor beat Stepanek. I could only check the score on my phone, looked like Grigor breezed through.

Dolgo next and then Fed.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 06:31:35 pm
grigor and del potro on a mini roll.


I am expecting grigor to run right over dolgopolov.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 06:50:56 pm
check out the amount of advertising being done on this rinky dink forum for runners:



http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=2835895
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 06:52:49 pm
order of play for tomorrow:

**swiss indoors:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328




I guess del potro is going to destroy baggy man tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 23, 2013, 07:13:28 pm
Federer escaped today. Istomin can be tough. Dolgo or Dimitrov next. I see both losing to Federer for some reason.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 07:23:34 pm
well the surface is really fast and roger still has a huge serve.

he could do well here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 23, 2013, 08:33:02 pm
Grigor beat Stepanek. I could only check the score on my phone, looked like Grigor breezed through.

Dolgo next and then Fed.



stepanek has fallen on hard times.


dimitrov in an easy win: 6-3, 6-3.

dimitrov`s key test is coming up against roger. it should be interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 12:31:42 am
order of play for Valencia:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=573
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 09:09:30 am
Popsicle guns down dr ivo in straights in basel.



live scores:

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4400


chardy took down the other giant in Valencia in straights. he beat dr isner.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 09:16:47 am
jerzy downs sousa in straights in Valencia.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 09:54:08 am
PHM snatches the first set from llodra.


del potro and dimitrov matches to come.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 03:20:33 pm
grigor destroyed dolgopolov 6-3, 6-2.


he blasted 12 aces.


now the big showdown is on.

can he defeat roger?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 24, 2013, 03:52:21 pm
grigor destroyed dolgopolov 6-3, 6-2.


he blasted 12 aces.


now the big showdown is on.

can he defeat roger?

It will depend vastly on how Fed serves tomorrow. Grigor has won 7 matches in a row, pretty impressive.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 04:15:50 pm
absolutely massive match for roger as he tries to gain some traction.


roger pretty much has to win this as he starts to lay down some foundation for 2014.


how are you liking the slightly more organized look of this place?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 24, 2013, 05:27:53 pm
absolutely massive match for roger as he tries to gain some traction.


roger pretty much has to win this as he starts to lay down some foundation for 2014.


how are you liking the slightly more organized look of this place?

I like the little changes here and there.

If you could make that photo on the opening page wider so the different categories are visible without scrolling down will be great :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 07:32:47 pm
good idea general tee.



big day has arrived mate: the big showdown that was looming in the shadows is here.

its roger vs grigor.



here is the order of play for swiss indoors:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 07:54:22 pm
order of play for Valencia:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=573



jerzy vs ferru is going to be a blockbuster match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 08:09:02 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...you've ever been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 08:10:46 pm
Me not come to work...


 Chinese: Me not come to work, me sick.
 Boss: When I’m sick I have sex with my wife, try it.
 Later chinese called back: It worked. Me better. You got nice house!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 24, 2013, 10:24:43 pm
Me not come to work...


 Chinese: Me not come to work, me sick.
 Boss: When I’m sick I have sex with my wife, try it.
 Later chinese called back: It worked. Me better. You got nice house!

LOL. nice :)

BTW, the front page looks great!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 24, 2013, 10:57:46 pm
thanks general tee.


we will continue to experiment and tinker around until we figure just the right look for us.


you will not believe this place in 3 years. it is going to blow your mind.

we just have to endure the infancy phase.


I just added a "Camelot Lounge". I will have more time to work on it tomorrow.


things still look disproportional but that is the learning process. we will figure it all out one day.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 01:05:23 am
time to grab some sleep.

post away and have fun. see you tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 25, 2013, 08:08:08 am
Good morning you all lovely people. And by that I mean all 3 of us. :P

herc, the forum is looking better and better. And I am not sure what you did but now I have access from work. Thank you so much!

And thanks for all the hard work you've been putting in. I love the banner but may be it span across the board? And perhaps it can look slightly bigger to make it more prominent?

And I love the picture titles next to each section of the board. The Welcome section should go on top and then the General section followed by Emma's Cafe and stuff. It makes sense that way. A couple of tennis sections like ATP and WTA threads should be before Emma's Cafe simply because, tennis is a huge aspect of this forum.

Also, the pictures should be all in one and the same size. I feel Emma's Cafe picture is still a bit bigger than it should be. I wish I could help you out with this on the backend side. But honestly, it's looking very stylish and sleek already!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 25, 2013, 08:40:42 am
In an ideal world, Dimitrov should be able to beat Federer now. Two reasons, one, Federer is extremely beatable these days; two, if not now then when? The only factor that will stand in the way is the mentality of Dimitrov's; if he's too intimidated by Federer, then he won't get the job done. This would be the biggest factor of this match and given that it's played over a 3 set only doesn't really help Dimi's case much. He has only a few games to finally settle down, so he should be mindful of that and somehow force himself stay focused.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 08:56:32 am
Good morning you all lovely people. And by that I mean all 3 of us. :P

herc, the forum is looking better and better. And I am not sure what you did but now I have access from work. Thank you so much!

And thanks for all the hard work you've been putting in. I love the banner but may be it span across the board? And perhaps it can look slightly bigger to make it more prominent?

And I love the picture titles next to each section of the board. The Welcome section should go on top and then the General section followed by Emma's Cafe and stuff. It makes sense that way. A couple of tennis sections like ATP and WTA threads should be before Emma's Cafe simply because, tennis is a huge aspect of this forum.

Also, the pictures should be all in one and the same size. I feel Emma's Cafe picture is still a bit bigger than it should be. I wish I could help you out with this on the backend side. But honestly, it's looking very stylish and sleek already!



thanks emma. we will continue to work on it over time until we have exactly the look/format we want and need.



those are outstanding ideas. we will put them into effect this weekend. I will also look for better images.


it is looking a bit more organized. and you know we will be unique with this as we must be the originals with this elite tennis society stuff.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 08:59:46 am
live scores:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_3211



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 25, 2013, 11:49:25 am
JJ gets the 2nd set. I'd like him to win over Ferrer.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 25, 2013, 01:26:52 pm
JJ gets bageled in the 3rd. Time for a reality check. The hardest part for being a tennis player is to be able to produce consistent results week in week out. This is where a player's ability and stamina is truly tested. Sampras didn't lock the No. 1 ranking for six straight year just serving it out. Any idiot should be able to tell you that it needs so much more than that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 02:02:27 pm
ferru is just a physical beast Emma.

he can probably keep going like this for a few more years.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 02:16:48 pm
del potro may be the 2nd hottest player on the tour.

nole is really getting it done out there.

these two are running everybody into the ground.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 04:15:29 pm
looks roger is back in business. what a recovery in the 2nd set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 08:03:57 pm
order of play for basel:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=328



roger vs del potro showdown in the final is looming in basel. lets see how it play out tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 08:19:59 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...you pick your teeth from a catalog
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 09:07:57 pm
order of play for Valencia:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=573
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 10:19:17 pm
big test for Pops--the rising Canadian star---tomorrow.


at least he can get a measure of his progress anyway. this is a tough assignment for him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 10:49:48 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/CITY-CLAREY-articleLarge_zps8272476c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/CITY-CLAREY-articleLarge_zps8272476c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 25, 2013, 10:59:16 pm
I watched Grigor against Fed today. Grigor was shaky and he did not use his opportunities in the second set. At 5:3 in the second Grigor had 0:40 on Fed's serve. That's 3 set points. On one of them his backhand hit the bottom of the net!

Anyway, the year so far has been excellent for Grigor. I am excited to see where he goes from here - will he be able to take his game to the next level and enter Top 10 or will he be another Fognini/Granollers/Nieminen.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 11:36:45 pm
grigor has some potential. he is a tall chap with some weapons.

he should be able to move up the ladder. he is young enough so he has time.

this was a good learning experience for him. he had to be a little intimidated today.

he most assuredly had his chances to push the battle to the final frame.


it is looking like a roger vs del potro final. del potro is on fire right now.


and one of the reasons he is doing so well is because he has been working hard on his serve. now he has made it into a big time weapon.

he has a great return to go along with that big serve so he has become a big threat on quicker surfaces.


that is what makes nole so great also: he has the big serve and he has a even bigger return. and then he cleans it all up with his ruthless movement and his ground game.


contrast that with nadal`s game. nadal has to get it all done with his ground game, his will, and his wheels.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 11:39:32 pm
we will continue to work on this place general Tee.

we have to put lady emma`s suggestions into effect this weekend.


this is all part of the learning process. sooner or later we will get it right and give this place just the ideal look that we envision.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 25, 2013, 11:55:37 pm
very interesting draw for paris masters:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/352/mds.pdf



I have been looking for a heavyweight battle between nole and roger on indoor hard courts. we might get it here in paris.


only question is this: how hard will roger try in paris if he locks up his spot for WTF with a title in Basel?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 12:16:24 am
former boxer vs shark:



http://msn.foxsports.com/ufc/story/learn-to-fight-fend-off-shark-102513
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 08:53:10 am
del potro took the first set 6-4.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2692





Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 09:20:47 am
morning sports fans.



let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 11:19:30 am
del potro:

3 finals in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 11:22:18 am
roger is well on his way to the final.


he snatched the first set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 26, 2013, 12:51:39 pm
Pospisil reminds of Berdych a bit with his natural ability of making a shot using raw power.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 26, 2013, 12:53:59 pm
Just lost his serve and Roger will now serve for the match.

Pospisil missed a lot of first serves but that's part of his plan as he was going for a higher 1st % win.

Question is, can he break here? I feel he's maximized his potential for this match right here. Federer is not going to let it slide at this point.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 26, 2013, 01:03:37 pm
Dimitrov couldn't overcome the mental pressure yesterday. The home crowd, Baby Fed hype and Federer himself was just too much for him. At least Pospisil has experience playing Federer before in Montreal just a couple of months ago and that's very important; also, Pospisil comes without the pressure or any kind of nonsense hype.

But on the flip side, Dimitrov will now be powerful against Federer on the big stage now that this big hype and long due crap are behind him and will snatch the win, where it will matter more - for Dimitrov anyway. Though, at this stage of Federer's career it will be hardly a big deal. As I see it, this will be no bigger a deal than, say, Sampras vs Federer - the only match at Wimbledon these two ever played, where Sampras was only a shadow of his true self, but from Dimitrov's perspective, I suppose it will be a great boost of confidence - false or not.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 26, 2013, 01:08:45 pm
del potro:

3 finals in 3 weeks.

Speaking of Del Potro, I did not understand the last 3 games of the 2nd set. lol. What a pathetic way to lose it but hey, we love him and he's human and prone to mistakes as well. It was a very quiet match come to think of it, especially if you think about the next match, where both brought a of energies. In the first match, the crowd reaction was barely there. Pospisil got a decent support from the crowd however so it was not all Federer though mostly because of him of course.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 01:46:38 pm
Pops did well for himself. he had a great tournament.

it will be great learning experience for him.


but you right. he reminds me  a little bit of berdych too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 01:48:26 pm
congrats to roger and his fans.


now he is just 1 win away from qualifying for London.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 03:42:34 pm
welcome back Nikki.


great to see you around. hope you are in the very best of health and the best of spirits.



I will swing by lady Emma's cafe later when I get home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 04:54:17 pm
Dimitrov couldn't overcome the mental pressure yesterday. The home crowd, Baby Fed hype and Federer himself was just too much for him. At least Pospisil has experience playing Federer before in Montreal just a couple of months ago and that's very important; also, Pospisil comes without the pressure or any kind of nonsense hype.

But on the flip side, Dimitrov will now be powerful against Federer on the big stage now that this big hype and long due crap are behind him and will snatch the win, where it will matter more - for Dimitrov anyway. Though, at this stage of Federer's career it will be hardly a big deal. As I see it, this will be no bigger a deal than, say, Sampras vs Federer - the only match at Wimbledon these two ever played, where Sampras was only a shadow of his true self, but from Dimitrov's perspective, I suppose it will be a great boost of confidence - false or not.



affirmative. spot on.


roger has way too much experience at this level or any level for that matter.


still a very good tournament for Pops.

I wish him continued success on the tour.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 06:17:54 pm
big heavyweight showdown is here.

it's del potro vs federer in basel.

roger definitely has the game to get it done.

the courts are relatively fast. let's see how it plays out.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 26, 2013, 07:39:34 pm
ok I am ready to make a predicton:


I say roger puts together his best match of the week and takes the title. he takes it in straight sets.





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/chungsig-17_zps3b6069cb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/chungsig-17_zps3b6069cb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 12:04:38 am
Barca defeats real Madrid:



http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/laliga/story/barcelona-2-1-real-madrid-review-neymar-steals-spotlight-in-el-clasico-debut-102613
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 12:09:17 am
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/roger-federer-still-high-expectations-2014-despite-struggle-160950381--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 12:12:12 am
Dimitrov couldn't overcome the mental pressure yesterday. The home crowd, Baby Fed hype and Federer himself was just too much for him. At least Pospisil has experience playing Federer before in Montreal just a couple of months ago and that's very important; also, Pospisil comes without the pressure or any kind of nonsense hype.

But on the flip side, Dimitrov will now be powerful against Federer on the big stage now that this big hype and long due crap are behind him and will snatch the win, where it will matter more - for Dimitrov anyway. Though, at this stage of Federer's career it will be hardly a big deal. As I see it, this will be no bigger a deal than, say, Sampras vs Federer - the only match at Wimbledon these two ever played, where Sampras was only a shadow of his true self, but from Dimitrov's perspective, I suppose it will be a great boost of confidence - false or not.




good post emma. I think grigor has a bright future.

he has the size and he has all the shots. all that is needed is better fitness and consistency.


it will come if he is driven enough.


he is certainly getting the experience playing all the current legends of the sport.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 12:14:33 am
paris masters order of play:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=352
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 07:58:09 am
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Roger-Federer-A-champion-in-decline/articleshow/24773660.cms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 27, 2013, 09:57:47 am
Delpo takes the first set but Fed with a break at the beginning of the second. Fed is playing his best match in a long time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 10:33:30 am
del potro is off to a good start in the 3rd set.


youzhny has the inside track in the first set in Valencia.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 10:41:05 am
youzhny up 5-1 in the first set in Valencia.



roger needs to be able to hold his serve right now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 27, 2013, 11:02:15 am
Delpo won. Fed made many errors in the 3rd and Delpo was pretty clutch.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 11:15:22 am
what a roll del potro is on. he is like a runaway freight train right now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 11:28:59 am
congrats to del potro and his fans.


he continues to rack up titles.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 01:14:01 pm
incredible stuff from youzhny. he takes down a top player in straights.


congrats to youzhny and his fans.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 05:03:01 pm
it's all about Paris masters this week.

nole and del potro are the hottest players on planet at the moment.

I am looking for Federer to have good tournament also.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 06:45:53 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/del-potro-beats-federer-swiss-200359790--ten.html





I have a feeling that roger is going to do well in paris. it is all a part of his rebuilding process.


there was progress made in Basel.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 06:53:25 pm
paris masters order of play for tomorrow:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=352
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 27, 2013, 09:17:13 pm
tomorrow I will try to figure out how to make all the images exactly the same size.


they need to be a little bit smaller also.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 12:07:23 am
here is a cool picture I found on the internet:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/Lawn-tennis-Prang-1887_zpsbc1c86a5.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/Lawn-tennis-Prang-1887_zpsbc1c86a5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 01:58:47 am
http://www.fft.fr/en/bnp-paribas-masters-official-website-0
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Slasher1985 on October 28, 2013, 04:43:57 am
Wow, General. I absolutely love the opening page now. Looks brilliant. ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 09:13:25 am
thanks general slasher.

glad you like it.  this was suggested by lady emma. she said all the images need to be same size.


we will continue to make incremental improvements as time passes.
and as we learn more about some of this stuff.

as you know, we sort of need to be different as we don't really want to be a forum. we are a small and an elite tennis society.


eventually we will figure it all out. I do see us as a viable site in about 3 years.

positive thinking and a solid belief usually pays off.

traffic will come our way as we become a little better known around the internet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 09:20:02 am
rosol takes down chardy in straights.


more scores here:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4121
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 28, 2013, 09:54:57 am
Yeah, I like the new opening page too :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 10:04:38 am
I was just thinking. this place is lightening fast to quickly navigate.

there is a method to our madness. we are simple and yet somewhat elegant and original.



gulbis and verdasco on deck in Paris. and f lopez gets rid of Bernard tomic in 3.

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4121
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 02:25:45 pm
order of play for Tuesday is out. Dimitrov will be taking on Llodra.



http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=352



I cant see Llodra winning this one.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 05:09:07 pm
rafa says roger will be back a lot stronger in 2014:



http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/8996688/




World No 1 Rafael Nadal says he expects his great rival Roger Federer to enjoy a bounce-back season in 2014.




Federer is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, having accumulated a record 17 grand slam titles in his career.

However, the Swiss 32-year-old's powers appear to be waning and he failed to reach a grand slam final this year for the first time since 2002.

But Nadal, who has enjoyed a superb 2013, winning the French Open and the US Open, is convinced his old foe is not finished yet.

"I don't have any doubt that he will be playing better than what he did this year," Nadal told a news conference at the Paris Masters.




"No doubt about that. His talent allows him to keep being one of the favourites, to keep winning the best tournaments of the year.

Motivation

"His goal probably will be finish the year well and be ready to start well in Australia next year.

"If that happens, he will be one of the candidates to win the first grand slam of the season. That's something that really motivates him.

"I am sure that he's not finished. He will work hard in the off-season to be ready for 2014. I am sure he will be back playing great tennis again."

However, Nadal does not think Federer will be too worried about reclaiming the top spot in the world rankings, where he has resided for 302 weeks in the past.

"Talking about if he's able to be back or try to be back in the No. 1 (spot), I think it's not his goal," said Nadal. "Because, at the end, he already has been there. He has been in the top positions of the ranking for a long time.

"At the end, what really makes you happy is to go on court with the feeling you can win the tournament. That's probably the only thing that maybe worries him."
ATP Paris. Click here to bet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 05:19:27 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/RafaelNadalandRogerFederer_3026504_zps0ce21445.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/RafaelNadalandRogerFederer_3026504_zps0ce21445.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 05:39:31 pm


Airliner named for Novak Djokovic



BELGRADE, Serbia -- Talk about an airline that aims to serve.

Serbia's new national carrier, Air Serbia, has named its first plane after Novak Djokovic.

The name of the six-time Grand Slam champion is printed in large letters at the front of the plane. The Airbus A319 makes its first flight Saturday -- to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The company says its future fleet will carry names of 14 important living Serbs. Serbian media have quoted Djokovic as saying he's happy to help the company.

The plane features a double-headed eagle logo in Serbia's national, red, white and blue colors. Air Serbia was formed in partnership with Etihad Airways, which owns 49 percent of the successor to JAT Airways.






Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 28, 2013, 06:07:22 pm
Hello all, sorry I couldn't be here yesterday. I had a very busy day but I did get to watch Federer vs Del Potro match and then a bit later, the 2nd set of Youzhny/Ferrer match. Needless to say I am very happy for both. The first result was never in doubt. In fact, I thought DP was going to snatch it in straight but then again, he got a bit too comfortable after the hard fought 1st set and Federer struck just in time. To Federer's credit, he was able to hold on to his break and kept the pressure on. I have to say, I felt very sorry for Federer. He's a legend after all and we all got so much used to seeing him winning. And now he's more like on a losing streak; still though, he made the final here so not too shabby for a very 32 year old.

I was over the moon with Youzhny's win. Felt really bad that I couldn't watch the whole match. I did like Ferrer's speech even though I did not understand a thing lol and it was really long, but I felt he was being very gracious and was probably thanking everyone. So 3 of the four finalists yesterday were either 31 or 32 years old. Not too bad for these guys since tennis is so physical these days.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 28, 2013, 06:20:55 pm
Herc darling, the forums is looking better and better. I love the front page. Thanks for all the hard work, dearest you've been putting in. Your dedication, loyalty and hard work will take you there where you want to be. Just stay modest as you are. That will be essential for you growth.

Anyway, I have a few more suggestions but those can wait until next weekend or whenever you have some time. You know, I really like the description of each thread on the main page, but since the 3 columns (description, number of posts and last post posted by posters) are of same width, so these descriptions are  a bit hard to follow. I think you can shorten the width of the middle column where it indicates number of posts as well as the last post column half of their size and increase the description column.

Also, perhaps best to move all the tennis related threads together with other tennis related threads for consistency purpose and Emma's Cafe and Camelot lounge can move down a bit further.

Love the Off Topic section. Perhaps both the Dreams and Music threads can go there so that Emma's cafe can stand alone in that section. It makes more sense too.

I have more suggestions but perhaps you can start with these. lol
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 06:32:09 pm
Herc darling, the forums is looking better and better. I love the front page. Thanks for all the hard work, dearest you've been putting in. Your dedication, loyalty and hard work will take you there where you want to be. Just stay modest as you are. That will be essential for you growth.

Anyway, I have a few more suggestions but those can wait until next weekend or whenever you have some time. You know, I really like the description of each thread on the main page, but since the 3 columns (description, number of posts and last post posted by posters) are of same width, so these descriptions are  a bit hard to follow. I think you can shorten the width of the middle column where it indicates number of posts as well as the last post column half of their size and increase the description column.

Also, perhaps best to move all the tennis related threads together with other tennis related threads for consistency purpose and Emma's Cafe and Camelot lounge can move down a bit further.

Love the Off Topic section. Perhaps both the Dreams and Music threads can go there so that Emma's cafe can stand alone in that section. It makes more sense too.

I have more suggestions but perhaps you can start with these. lol



no worries lady emma. you are the queen of Camelot.


you every wish is our command.


tomorrow we will start to make these changes you suggest.


I am not all that tech savvy so I will try to do the best I can.



it is a long process and a long road that we are on. you just know that we will get there somehow.



as I look at various forums, there is simply too much content and the are way too busy looking and stuff.


we will stay simple and elegant because at the end of the day people just long for simplicity.


when I was at mtf, I never bothered to get around. the place was just too damn big and all I wanted to do was relax at the castle and venture out the main discussion page a little bit.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 28, 2013, 06:48:00 pm
You don't have to be tech savvy, herc. You are doing just fine. Great in fact. You will find a way.

Yes, clutter happens when people open one too many threads so instead of having gazillions threads we can only have a few meaningful and fun ones.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 07:05:36 pm
agreed. all you have to do is have a look right next door at tennis warehouse.

they have a few fools there who cant stop making threads about nadal and roger. one guy just cant stop making threads about nadal day and night.

that tends to clutter up the place and it also pushes aside the better threads.


at any rate we will figure it all out sooner or later.



we are a bit more organized now and people can move around in less than a second to anywhere at Camelot.




nikki must have been excited to see youzhny take that title in Valencia. she too is a huge youzhny fan.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 08:02:44 pm
Hello all, sorry I couldn't be here yesterday. I had a very busy day but I did get to watch Federer vs Del Potro match and then a bit later, the 2nd set of Youzhny/Ferrer match. Needless to say I am very happy for both. The first result was never in doubt. In fact, I thought DP was going to snatch it in straight but then again, he got a bit too comfortable after the hard fought 1st set and Federer struck just in time. To Federer's credit, he was able to hold on to his break and kept the pressure on. I have to say, I felt very sorry for Federer. He's a legend after all and we all got so much used to seeing him winning. And now he's more like on a losing streak; still though, he made the final here so not too shabby for a very 32 year old.

I was over the moon with Youzhny's win. Felt really bad that I couldn't watch the whole match. I did like Ferrer's speech even though I did not understand a thing lol and it was really long, but I felt he was being very gracious and was probably thanking everyone. So 3 of the four finalists yesterday were either 31 or 32 years old. Not too bad for these guys since tennis is so physical these days.



I think something like 15-16 titles have been won this year by players that are 30 years old or older.

that number goes up even more if you were to take doubles into account.

a 40 year old won the doubles championship at the u.s. open.


they are just working harder than ever before.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 28, 2013, 09:17:08 pm
this is a good site for quick tennis info:


http://www.tennisnow.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 09:06:51 am
Tough match against Llodra, but Grigor won in 3 sets after losing the first. Fognini next.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 10:21:21 am
Fog will be a good test for Grigor but I think he has the game to get it done.


Grigor has taken the next step in his game. he has a title and he is generally more confident now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 10:40:29 am
Dologopolov has fallen on hard times. he was making so much progress a while back.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_10134



he loses to Mahut in straights.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 29, 2013, 11:06:31 am
General, do you have a Twitter?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:17:59 am
what up general freaky. man I thought you left us.


you will be vital to the growth of Camelot. get in on the ground floor and lets make something out of nothing.

we will rise from the ashes and that is the challenge of it.



I do have a twitter account but I don't use it much.


what is going on with twitter?

is there anyway you can link us to twitter?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:29:22 am
A guy has a talking dog. He brings it to a talent scout. "This dog can speak English," he claims to the unimpressed agent. "Okay, Sport," the guys says to the dog, "what’s on the top of a house?" "Roof!" the dog replies. "Oh, come on..." the talent agent responds. "All dogs go ‘roof’." "No, wait," the guy says. He asks the dog "what does sandpaper feel like?" "Rough!" the dog answers. The talent agent gives a condescending blank stare. He is losing his patience. "No, hang on," the guy says. "This one will amaze you. " He turns and asks the dog: "Who, in your opinion, was the greatest baseball player of all time?" "Ruth!" goes the dog. And the talent scout, having seen enough, boots them out of his office onto the street. And the dog turns to the guy and says "Maybe I shoulda said DiMaggio?" -
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 01:33:52 pm
gasquet removes verdaso from the facilities.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 02:10:27 pm
Tsonga working over nishikori. takes the first set 6-1.


all the scores:

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_10234
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 02:18:40 pm
Dologopolov has fallen on hard times. he was making so much progress a while back.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_10134



he loses to Mahut in straights.

Yeah, that's a shame. He is one of my favorites but is very inconsistent. He is wasting his talent big time!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 02:25:17 pm
what dolgopolov needs a world class fitness expert.


I also believe he needs to be playing lots of small clay events so he can really develop his ground game.

you really cant win on any surface today without consistency. your ground game has to be rock solid.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 02:40:36 pm
jerzy vs giraldo on deck.


nole is next.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 02:56:05 pm
looks like we have a gladiator in the house:




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/potrodeath-3_zpsd0f0ac6c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/potrodeath-3_zpsd0f0ac6c.jpg.html)




 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 02:59:16 pm
I just heard from an old friend from MTF.

he will be joining us soon.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 03:04:11 pm
I just heard from an old friend from MTF.

he will be joining us soon.

11 new members this month alone including myself :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 03:12:24 pm
I just heard from an old friend from MTF.

he will be joining us soon.

11 new members this month alone including myself :)



we are slowly rising from the ashes. we truly started from scratch.


and here is another thing: we don't even have a forum. what we have and what we want is a small society of cool, reasonable, and thoughtful people who love tennis.


I have ways and means of getting us traffic but we will wait until the Australian open starts before we fire up our efforts.

so ideally--in the best of all worlds for us--we should have around 200-250 members in 3 years time and about 20-25 of us posting on somewhat regular basis.


and there is no telling how our page will look. sooner or later we will figure out the best possible look and the just the right format.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 03:20:50 pm
I have other great news also:

I have learned that Mr. Florian Meier---a world renowned tennis coach--will contribute to Camelot Elite Tennis Society.

accordingly, I have created a separate board just for Mr. Florian Meier.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 03:24:20 pm
I have other great news also:

I have learned that Mr. Florian Meier---a world renowned tennis coach--will contribute to Camelot Elite Tennis Society.

accordingly, I have created a separate board just for Mr. Florian Meier.

That is awesome!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 29, 2013, 03:30:51 pm
what up general freaky. man I thought you left us.


you will be vital to the growth of Camelot. get in on the ground floor and lets make something out of nothing.

we will rise from the ashes and that is the challenge of it.



I do have a twitter account but I don't use it much.


what is going on with twitter?

is there anyway you can link us to twitter?

Why would I leave?

I was on vacation so I was unable to post.

I was just asking if you had one so I would know if they're useful. I know so many people who use Twitter that I was thinking about getting one.

Maybe this forum could use a Twitter account to promote it a bit?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 03:38:57 pm
que pasa general freaky.

we do need to find a way to use social media to promote Camelot Elite Tennis Society.



general you better hang on and fasten your seatbelt. we are not going to be stopped.


more people will be coming our way as the word gets out on the internet a little bit.


also you are an administrator general.   feel free to tinker around and learn what you can about the forum.

captain ow is a global mod here. he must be busy with school. I am looking forward to seeing him here as well when the time permits him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 03:43:35 pm
nishikori and Tsonga in one hell of a battle: Tsonga snatched the first and nishikori--not to be denied-- took the 2nd one in a breaker.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_10275
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 03:45:53 pm
I have other great news also:

I have learned that Mr. Florian Meier---a world renowned tennis coach--will contribute to Camelot Elite Tennis Society.

accordingly, I have created a separate board just for Mr. Florian Meier.

That is awesome!



sooner or later I will also contact a couple of retired pros who have played players like vilas, johnny mac, and borg. maybe they can have a little bit of a presence here.

it will be so cool to ask them about their incredible experiences and stuff.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 04:26:12 pm
big win for nishikori. he knocks Tsonga out.

no way for Tsonga to qualify for London now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 06:40:38 pm
here is the draw again:

jerzy is waiting on nadal in the next round.


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Event-Draws.aspx?Year=2013&EventId=352&Draw=ms



and nole is most likely to get Isner in the next round.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 29, 2013, 06:51:33 pm
que pasa general freaky.

we do need to find a way to use social media to promote Camelot Elite Tennis Society.



general you better hang on and fasten your seatbelt. we are not going to be stopped.


more people will be coming our way as the word gets out on the internet a little bit.


also you are an administrator general.   feel free to tinker around and learn what you can about the forum.

captain ow is a global mod here. he must be busy with school. I am looking forward to seeing him here as well when the time permits him.

Yes, OW will be here once the school load lightens up, I can promise you that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 06:57:58 pm

I hear ya general freaky. we should be able to start 2014 with some promise. I think we will have a little more activity once the Australian open starts. more folks will know about us by then for one thing.



I have been trying to put a cool cover image on the very top that runs across the whole page but I cant get it to work.

take a look at this forum cover picture for example:



http://www.forosuniversopokemon.tk/index.php?action=forum;PHPSESSID=185d06209997d97822a57e77f3f508a4




not anything quite that busy looking but something Camelot related and cool. maybe I will try again tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 29, 2013, 08:07:38 pm

I hear ya general freaky. we should be able to start 2014 with some promise. I think we will have a little more activity once the Australian open starts. more folks will know about us by then for one thing.



I have been trying to put a cool cover image on the very top that runs across the whole page but I cant get it to work.

take a look at this forum cover picture for example:



http://www.forosuniversopokemon.tk/index.php?action=forum;PHPSESSID=185d06209997d97822a57e77f3f508a4




not anything quite that busy looking but something Camelot related and cool. maybe I will try again tomorrow.

That would look pretty damn epic, General.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 08:31:18 pm
affirmative general freaky. sooner or later we will figure it all out.


this is home general.  we will enjoy this place forever.

and for a change, we own the place.


hopefully there will be some life long friendships made here.

Camelot will rule again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 10:36:16 pm
who is this player?




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/who-1_zpsbae439fb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/who-1_zpsbae439fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 10:53:10 pm
Singles - Second Round



 [2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] P Herbert (FRA) 76(3) 63
 K Nishikori (JPN) d [8] J Tsonga (FRA) 16 76(4) 76(7)
 [9] R Gasquet (FRA) d F Verdasco (ESP) 75 67(6) 63
 [14] J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 76(3) 63

Singles - First Round
 M Granollers (ESP) d D Tursunov (RUS) 64 64
 [WC] N Mahut (FRA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(6) 61
[LL]* P Andujar (ESP) d V Pospisil (CAN) 64 26 64
 K Anderson (RSA) d M Youzhny (RUS) 46 76 21 ret. (right elbow)
 G Dimitrov (BUL) d [WC] M Llodra (FRA) 67(5) 63 63
 I Dodig (CRO) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(6) 64
 [Q] M Przysiezny (POL) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 76(6)

 Doubles - First Round
 J Isner (USA) / N Monroe (USA) d J Marray (GBR) / I Sijsling (NED) 36 63 10-4
 S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 64 75
 F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 76(5) 63
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 29, 2013, 11:09:02 pm
who is this player?




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/who-1_zpsbae439fb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/who-1_zpsbae439fb.jpg.html)

Gulbis :D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:14:35 pm
gulbis is 100% correct general.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:15:07 pm
and who is this player?


hint: he owns a RG crown.



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/coolpix-5_zps5d667057.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/coolpix-5_zps5d667057.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:17:06 pm
what is wrong with this image?





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/noleart-300_zps96aaf956.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/noleart-300_zps96aaf956.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:18:13 pm
and one other one:



who is the owner of these shoes?





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/boots-301_zps4a694c63.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/boots-301_zps4a694c63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 11:24:49 pm
what is wrong with this image?





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/noleart-300_zps96aaf956.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/noleart-300_zps96aaf956.jpg.html)

Besides the way they spelled "Djokovic" I can't see anything else :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:27:29 pm
that is it general Tee.


you got it right.

they got the spelling wrong.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:52:07 pm
I have this crazy hunch that nadal is going to capture 3 slams in 2014 if he snatches the Australian open.

the other 2 will be RG and the U.S. Open.

so the key for him is the Australian open. he has to try to grab that one and set the dinner table just right for the rest of 2014.


now if he fails there, it is not the end of the world for him. he will be just that much more determined for RG and the U.S. Open. in other words, he will just have sharpen his focus that much more.

that is exactly what he did at the u.s. open. he was all business and 100% focus at flushing meadows partly because he did so poorly at Wimbledon.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 29, 2013, 11:53:19 pm
I have this crazy hunch that nadal is going to capture 3 slams in 2014 if he snatches the Australian open.

the other 2 will be RG and the U.S. Open.

so the key for him is the Australian open. he has to try to grab that one and set the dinner table just right for the rest of 2014.


now if he fails there, it is not the end of the world for him. he will be just that much more determined for RG and the U.S. Open. in other words, he will just have sharpen his focus that much more.

that is exactly what he did at the u.s. open. he was all business and 100% focus at flushing meadows partly because he did so poorly at Wimbledon.

Agree 100%
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:57:42 pm
tomorrow might be a good day for us. I am just guessing.

I thought Mr Florian Meier might post some instructional videos today as I have created a board just for him.

he and his staff must have had more pressing matters to tend to today. I am hoping that they don't forget about us.

and that will just be the beginning. we will try to line up more world class coaches to contribute to Camelot after that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 29, 2013, 11:58:46 pm
and who is the owner of these shoes? this might be a tough one:


hint: he is a French open champion:




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/boots-300_zpse546b41a.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/boots-300_zpse546b41a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 12:41:53 am
time to hit the sack.

see you all tomorrow.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 07:58:21 am
ferru needed 3 sets to get by rosol today.  isner also moves on.

isner will face nole next.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_8278
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 08:09:11 am
heavyweights are in action today:

dimitrov vs fog

nadal vs granollers

Federer vs Anderson

berdych vs andujar

tommy haas vs kohlschreiber
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 10:33:07 am
Wawrinka  and almagro get it done.


cilic vs del potro on deck.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 30, 2013, 12:21:34 pm
and who is this player?


hint: he owns a RG crown.



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/coolpix-5_zps5d667057.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/coolpix-5_zps5d667057.jpg.html)

Ferrero
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 30, 2013, 12:23:26 pm
and one other one:



who is the owner of these shoes?





(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/boots-301_zps4a694c63.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/boots-301_zps4a694c63.jpg.html)

Federer?

and who is the owner of these shoes? this might be a tough one:


hint: he is a French open champion:




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/boots-300_zpse546b41a.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/boots-300_zpse546b41a.jpg.html)

Kuerten?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 12:51:23 pm
you got both of them right general freaky.


excellent stuff mate.



cheers.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 01:07:43 pm
del potro and dimitrov continue to shake and bake.


congrats to them and their fans.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 30, 2013, 06:04:57 pm
Hello all, looks like some really great matches tomorrow. Too bad I'll be missing it all.

Nole faces Isnesr while Nadal faces Janowicz. Both big servers however JJ is out of form at the moment and I am not sue where Isner is these days.

Raonic vs Berdych, Gasquet vs Nishi, Dimitrov vs Delpo all going to be competitive. Paris is not seeing it's usual tanking fest I can tell you that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on October 30, 2013, 06:27:15 pm
Hello all, looks like some really great matches tomorrow. Too bad I'll be missing it all.

Nole faces Isnesr while Nadal faces Janowicz. Both big servers however JJ is out of form at the moment and I am not sue where Isner is these days.

Raonic vs Berdych, Gasquet vs Nishi, Dimitrov vs Delpo all going to be competitive. Paris is not seeing it's usual tanking fest I can tell you that.

Grigor played like crap today and if it wasn't for Fognini's constant clowning and injury in the second set Grigor would have lost. I don't think he has any chance against in-form Delpo.

I am watching Rafa's match right now on my DVR, he is not playing well at all. His serving is good, but his footwork is awful and he misses so many easy shots.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 06:36:43 pm
nadal gets rusty in a hurry.


that is ok. he has done his work for the year. now it does not really matter if he wins or not for the remainder of the season.


lets just say that he wins by just staying healthy. that is the most critical thing right now.

he is staring down history. no need to take excessive risk and get injured.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 30, 2013, 06:38:23 pm
Hello all, looks like some really great matches tomorrow. Too bad I'll be missing it all.

Nole faces Isnesr while Nadal faces Janowicz. Both big servers however JJ is out of form at the moment and I am not sue where Isner is these days.

Raonic vs Berdych, Gasquet vs Nishi, Dimitrov vs Delpo all going to be competitive. Paris is not seeing it's usual tanking fest I can tell you that.

Grigor played like crap today and if it wasn't for Fognini's constant clowning and injury in the second set Grigor would have lost. I don't think he has any chance against in-form Delpo.

I am watching Rafa's match right now on my DVR, he is not playing well at all. His serving is good, but his footwork is awful and he misses so many easy shots.

Delpo should win but I don't think Dimitrov is going to hand it on a plate. But they both should be relatively tired so a a messy error prone play from both won't be too surprising.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 06:41:30 pm
Hello all, looks like some really great matches tomorrow. Too bad I'll be missing it all.

Nole faces Isnesr while Nadal faces Janowicz. Both big servers however JJ is out of form at the moment and I am not sue where Isner is these days.

Raonic vs Berdych, Gasquet vs Nishi, Dimitrov vs Delpo all going to be competitive. Paris is not seeing it's usual tanking fest I can tell you that.




que pasa emma.



I have the order of play for tomorrow:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/schedule.aspx?EventId=352




they will look to improve a little bit tomorrow.


no telling what is going to happen here in paris. my guess is that one of the following 3 will snatch the title:

1. del potro
2. nole
3. Federer



not sure what is going on with the world famous coach Florian Meier. his marketing director was going to post a couple of cool instructional videos yesterday here at Camelot.

they may had more pressing matters to tend to.


I will email them again. they agreed that it was mutually beneficial to both parties (us and them) to do something like that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 30, 2013, 06:51:57 pm
That Florian Meier thing is impressive, herc. Maybe I can ask Sampras to stop by and post us a note. Is all within my power, baby!

Actually it's not too far fetched. I know someone who knows Sampras quite well. In fact, I can ask Andy to stop by. You never know!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 07:31:27 pm
That Florian Meier thing is impressive, herc. Maybe I can ask Sampras to stop by and post us a note. Is all within my power, baby!

Actually it's not too far fetched. I know someone who knows Sampras quite well. In fact, I can ask Andy to stop by. You never know!



affirmative lady emma.

we will keep knocking on their doors until they open them.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 07:35:51 pm
SCHEDULE - THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER, 2013

 COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am

 [7] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [12] N Almagro (ESP)
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [15] G Simon (FRA)
[13] J Isner (USA) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
Not Before 7:30 pm
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) vs K Nishikori (JPN)
Not Before 8:30 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [14] J Janowicz (POL)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

 [6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU)
 J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED)
Not Before 2:30 pm
 G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [4] J del Potro (ARG)
Not Before 4:30 pm
[10] M Raonic (CAN) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

 F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
 E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 07:53:50 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/isner-hits-27-aces-advances-183936391--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 09:47:53 pm
You might be a REDNECK if... 

   
...you think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night. 
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 09:51:46 pm
Cycling-Hesjedal doped more than 10 years ago - 2012 Giro winnerReuters 5 hours ago



 Content preferences Done * Former Giro winner Hesjedal admits to previously doping

* Canadian says it was short-lived and over 10 years ago (Adds USADA reaction)

By Julien Pretot

PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, became the latest rider to admit to a troubled past when he said on Wednesday he had doped "more than 10 years ago".

"I have loved and lived this sport but more than a decade ago I chose the wrong path," said the Garmin-Sharp rider in a statement.

"Even though those mistakes happened more than 10 years ago, and they were short-lived, it does not change the fact I made them and I have lived with that and been sorry for it ever since."

The statement came in response to allegations by Dane Michael Rasmussen who said earlier on Wednesday he taught Hesjedal how to take the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO) in 2003.

Rasmussen was kicked out of his Rabobank team while was leading the Tour de France in 2007 for having lied about his whereabouts to doping authorities.

His claims were made in a book, from which extracts were published by Danish newspaper Politiken on Wednesday.

Rasmussen was at Rabobank in 2003 while Hesjedal, then a mountain bike rider, was in the Dutch outfit's development team.

"I believe that being truthful will help the sport continue to move forward, and over a year ago when I was contacted by anti-doping authorities, I was open and honest about my past," said Hesjedal.

The Canadian was one of several riders - past and present - and managers to be called on to testify by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in the case against Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 30, 2013, 09:58:58 pm
Tennis: Get Inspired.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/get-inspired/23167170
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 12:16:45 am
I am just trying out different looks for now.

i wanted to see if the Wimbledon look works a little bit because of the connection between Camelot and England.


and of course we can keep changing the cover images as we move along.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 12:54:09 am
let us know if you have other types of banners in mind. we can try them and see how they look.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 07:27:31 am
I am just trying out different looks for now.

i wanted to see if the Wimbledon look works a little bit because of the connection between Camelot and England.


and of course we can keep changing the cover images as we move along.

Morning herc, I am able to log in today from work computer. Some days I just simply can't however I can browse.

Anyway, the banner looks great however, the Wimbledon colour (green) is not going with the theme colour of the forum (blue and purple). Wimbledon also has purple, isn't it? Maybe that would be more prominent and will bring out the forum. Just an idea I am giving you.

I absolutely love your idea of changing it from time to time. I don't get people who don't want any changes and stuck in one thing forever. Murray forum, for example, has a banner that looks at least 30 years old (lolol) and I've asked Mark to change it a few times, but he's quite anal about it. lol. Oh well. Thank God we are not married or else we'd be on constant war on changing things in the house. I can see how that would have gone. I like change; I like new things.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 07:33:11 am
I have no idea why Simon is losing to Ferrer in Paris where the surface is hard and it is played indoor. He had more titles at this stage on this surface than Federer at the same age. Not only that, he's a few years younger than Ferrer so he should be more into it. But Ferrer is hard to get by I get that and that's why I am not a big fan of him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 08:58:55 am
morning emma. i am just waking up here.

making some coffee at the moment. i agree about the lack of color coordination.


we will figure something out. i just wanted to see how that one looked at the top. i can also change the color of the banner later and see how that comes out.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 09:01:55 am
dimitrov off to a blazing start against del potro:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_6326
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 09:04:19 am
am i seeing this score right? isner has snatched the first set against nole:



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_6326

we may have to come with a nickname for isner. he is the king of tiebreakers.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 09:06:25 am
Nole has just lost the 1st set to Isner in TB. A very fresh Isner is a tough customer on this surface for anyone. I remember how much he took out of Andy at the 2011 USO qtr final to the point, he didn't have much fighting spirit left for Nadal in the semi. Unfortunate that was. 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 09:07:24 am
The heading font colour has changed to light green. Looks awful, herc.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on October 31, 2013, 09:13:44 am
The new theme looks great, General!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 09:21:43 am
morning general freaky, lady emma, and the others.

well this is all trial and error anyway. we will just keep tinkering until we are able to find the best possible look.

and then we may change once a month or once a week.



maybe we will ask people to post the banners they would like to see on the top. Camelot belongs to the people anyway.




anyway i am running late.


see you all a little later.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 09:30:25 am
Nole bags the 2nd set 6-1. I suppose Isner let it go a bit and perhaps about it pick up in the 3rd.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 10:00:31 am
i was just about to step out of the door.

I decided to check the scores. nole has stormed back.


del potro has also managed to get back in the match.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_6343




I was just thinking: javi had told me that he was going to put nadal in his sig if he won the u.s. open.


so we will ask him about it when we see him.


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on October 31, 2013, 10:37:57 am
Bye bye Isner, bye bye Dimitrov. It was nice knowing you. Have a nice life etc. :)

The great Federer is on. Kohlschreiber is a good player so let's see what he can do here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 11:54:27 am
nole and del potro are just too good.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 01:23:19 pm
I am just trying out different looks for now.

i wanted to see if the Wimbledon look works a little bit because of the connection between Camelot and England.


and of course we can keep changing the cover images as we move along.

Morning herc, I am able to log in today from work computer. Some days I just simply can't however I can browse.

Anyway, the banner looks great however, the Wimbledon colour (green) is not going with the theme colour of the forum (blue and purple). Wimbledon also has purple, isn't it? Maybe that would be more prominent and will bring out the forum. Just an idea I am giving you.

I absolutely love your idea of changing it from time to time. I don't get people who don't want any changes and stuck in one thing forever. Murray forum, for example, has a banner that looks at least 30 years old (lolol) and I've asked Mark to change it a few times, but he's quite anal about it. lol. Oh well. Thank God we are not married or else we'd be on constant war on changing things in the house. I can see how that would have gone. I like change; I like new things.



we can do anything here. we own the place.


people can have all kinds of choices with banners.


various slam banners is also a cool idea.


we can experiment with a banner at the bottom of the page also.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 01:39:39 pm
so we have another federer vs del potro battle brewing.


should be interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 04:24:39 pm
easy wins for gasquet and berdych.


action about to heat up in Paris tomorrow.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on October 31, 2013, 07:43:46 pm
Friday schedule:




** COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm

 [7] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs [4] J Del Potro (ARG)

Not Before 7:30 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [9] R Gasquet (FRA)




Not Before 8:30 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

 M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
 S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED)
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [5] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 01, 2013, 12:06:00 am
Blockbuster QFs tomorrow, too bad I am not going to wake up at 3am to watch :(
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 12:14:47 am
awesome matches tomorrow general tee.


I wont be able to watch some of the action until I get home later tomorrow evening.



I keep experimenting with new banners at the top. now this one is too big.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 08:55:53 am
nole takes the first set 6-1.

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4259
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 09:06:58 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/02/sports/tennis/federer-or-nadal.html?partner=rss&_r=0
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 09:13:00 am
wawrinka has had his chances for a break in this set but he keeps getting denied.



Federer vs del potro on deck next.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 09:16:26 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/02/sports/tennis/tennis-looks-to-mix-it-up-to-ensure-an-entertaining-future.html?src=recg
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 11:12:04 am
morning sports fans.


please make a note that world famous and one of the most sought after authorities on the sport of tennis has posted some tennis instruction videos for you to enjoy and learn from.


we are grateful and we are in their debt for this valued contribution to the Camelot tennis society.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 11:52:40 am
Federer is baaaaaaaaaaack.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 03:24:28 pm
berdych off to good start against ferru.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 04:35:56 pm
First set to berdych. ferru hanging on in the 2nd set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on November 01, 2013, 04:46:46 pm
Ferrer with the 2nd set! Ferrer has so much firepower off that backhand wing, General.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 01, 2013, 07:04:24 pm
I logged in this morning but wasn't able to log out or post. Hopefully the system logged me out later.

Anyway, I am not sure how can you say these qtr final matches were blockbusters when Wawrinka hasn't seen a win against Nole since 2006 and Gasquet has yet to win a match against Nadal and I believe this was their 12th meeting.

That Federer vs Del Potro match was just too soon. We've already seen play compete against each other just last week, so I wasn't very keen on this match to start with. I don't like identical matches so back to back.

Would have liked Berdych to remove Ferrer from the facilities but oh well. Rest assured, I won't be watching Nadal vs Ferrer tomorrow. This is one of the match-ups I truly hate. Ferrer has seen only 1 win against Nadal since 2008. Speaks volume but that's not all. Thankfully Federer vs Nole is up first so I'll be able to skip the 2nd match altogether and do something else.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 07:59:02 pm
Ferrer with the 2nd set! Ferrer has so much firepower off that backhand wing, General.



ferru is a beast general freaky. he may be the fittest player on the tour.


and what is incredible is that he can do his thing on all surfaces. he has a few titles on grass as well if i am not mistaken.


he is also pushing 32.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 08:01:46 pm
I logged in this morning but wasn't able to log out or post. Hopefully the system logged me out later.

Anyway, I am not sure how can you say these qtr final matches were blockbusters when Wawrinka hasn't seen a win against Nole since 2006 and Gasquet has yet to win a match against Nadal and I believe this was their 12th meeting.

That Federer vs Del Potro match was just too soon. We've already seen play compete against each other just last week, so I wasn't very keen on this match to start with. I don't like identical matches so back to back.

Would have liked Berdych to remove Ferrer from the facilities but oh well. Rest assured, I won't be watching Nadal vs Ferrer tomorrow. This is one of the match-ups I truly hate. Ferrer has seen only 1 win against Nadal since 2008. Speaks volume but that's not all. Thankfully Federer vs Nole is up first so I'll be able to skip the 2nd match altogether and do something else.



agreed. the match to watch tomorrow is the Federer vs nole match.



I am ready for WTF already. it should be fun anyway. i know it wont be same without andy murray there but hopefully he will be ready for the Australian open.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 08:02:25 pm
order of play:


SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 2013

 COURT CENTRAL start 11:45 am
 M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [3] D Ferrer (ESP)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 01, 2013, 08:30:00 pm
I think it was a good idea for Delpo to bunk out early. No point fighting Federer, Nole and then possibly Nadal. That's the toughest road one can have. No one looks at it unfortunately.

By the look of it though, I think it was Berdy/Ferrer match that was the best today. I don't like repeat so soon so Delpo/Federer didn't really interest me. I was even less interested in the other two matches though I hold both Gasquet and Wawrinka in high regards but these match ups are just not good enough to be even fairly competitive.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 08:48:03 pm
both del potro and nole have running across continents and doing a lot of damage. sooner or later something has to give.

i have to believe that they are running low on gas at this point.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 10:39:29 pm
ferru really has berdych`s number so to speak.

he is 7-3 now against berdych.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 01, 2013, 11:55:28 pm
http://tennisopolis.com/


this looks like a cool site.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 12:40:24 am
very interesting read:



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/boris-becker-theres-a-murray-out-there-somewhere-in-newcastle-in-liverpool-the-clocks-stopped-on-that-sunday-in-july-nothing-else-happened-that-day-so-now-is-the-time-to-invest-8918602.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 08:59:17 am
I am thinking it could be roger today in straights. at least that is my prediction anyway.

roger has the inside track for now:



live scores:

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2784


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:02:02 am
what a forehand by roger.

but he missed that backhand pass.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:03:27 am
nole is bloody machine.

this is not going to be easy but roger does have the break in hand.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:06:19 am
herc, can you please confirm if you got my PM? Something went wrong I think when I was sending it. Thanks!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:07:08 am
I hope it is not a costly double fault.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:07:55 am
herc, can you please confirm if you got my PM? Something went wrong I think when I was sending it. Thanks!

ok I see it now emma.


I will check it now.


roger holds for 4-2.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:12:44 am
Pulling for Nole big time, folks. I think it will make a nice final. Can't afford a Nadal/Federer final. Besides, I am a big fan of Nole. But he's lacking in confidence right now and looking a bit nervous. This has been his problem of late. And of course, Federer has won only 1 tiny title this year but for Nole, this has been a very long season and a few heartbreaking losses, so he's most undoubtedly far more jaded both mentally and physically than Federer. I am sure if Federer wins here then all those Fed fans will make a big deal about it as usual. But hopefully that won't be the case.

Nole needs to break Federer here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:13:36 am
I absolutely hate the Federer oriented crowd. It's the worst in tennis history.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:19:10 am
morning emma.


I am catching the match too.


I do have to meet some friends at starbucks shortly so I will catch the conclusion later tonight.


it is close in the first set. nole is playing better.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:20:10 am
4 double faults by Nole in this set. That's a bit much but he's still serving slightly better than Federer.

The French crowd must be the worst in history. They truly take the cake. Once Federer retires, we won't have to put up with this nonsense anymore. It doesn't make it a good match, support-wise if it's going to be so one sided.

Come on, Nole. Get it together.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:22:29 am
morning emma.


I am catching the match too.


I do have to meet some friends at starbucks shortly so I will catch the conclusion later tonight.


it is close in the first set. nole is playing better.

No worries. I'll be heading out shortly as well right after this match.

Nole has now lost both breakpoints. He's definitely started out nervy. Still playing nervous. Losing points he should really be winning.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:25:37 am
Come on, Nole you can do it.

Frustrating.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:28:44 am
Well, but the plus side is, Nole has cut down the errors and is more focused now. He should only focus on the match and forget what the crowd is doing, which is shamelessly supporting only Federer. I know this kind of support hampers his performance but he needs to play against all odds and make it his own.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:35:53 am
Federer is now kind of playing like Ferrer - returning all the balls back; however, Nole is choosing all the wrong shots to outrun Federer. It's time he comes up with a strategy. For a start, he can get the break back immediately.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:38:36 am
Nole is now serving at 50% while Federer 75%. Big difference.

Nole breaks back. 1 all.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:50:28 am
morning emma.


I am catching the match too.


I do have to meet some friends at starbucks shortly so I will catch the conclusion later tonight.


it is close in the first set. nole is playing better.

No worries. I'll be heading out shortly as well right after this match.

Nole has now lost both breakpoints. He's definitely started out nervy. Still playing nervous. Losing points he should really be winning.



I will leave in a few minutes.


good battle to watch.

nole`s return is just off the charts. I dot think I have ever seen a better return.


he has all that reach too.



also I think am safe in saying that nole is a fairly accomplished volleyer. he is not too shabby at the net.



close set so far in the 2nd set. it should be interesting to see how this unfolds.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:55:24 am
tight 2nd set so far.


I will have to catch the conclusion when I get back home later.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 09:56:57 am
Federer is playing very well I must admit. He likes playing Nole no doubt so it tends to bring out the best in him. Kinda like Sampras vs Agassi.

Nole still not at his best yet. Has had a few errors where I thought he could have done much more.

Nole with 2 breakpoints yet again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:59:55 am
speaking of Sampras, becker is on record for saying that Sampras was the toughest player he ever faced.


anyway I have to run now.

see you all a little bit later.


take care emma.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 10:01:57 am
The best part of Federer's game today is that he's defending very well - which also means, he's been more consistent off the ground than Nole. And has served very well on certain crucial points; that is, if you take a look at the breakpoints Nole has had so far, but failed to capitalize it mainly because of Federer's serve.

Nole finally breaks and holds quickly. 5-2 Nole, 2nd set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 10:36:09 am
speaking of Sampras, becker is on record for saying that Sampras was the toughest player he ever faced.

anyway I have to run now.

see you all a little bit later.

take care emma.

That's very true what Becker says about Sampras. Only those know what it's like to play again ta player like Sampras. There are a couple of things that stand out as far as Sampras is concerned. His lethal serve (both 1st and 2nd) and his mental strength. I saw so many matches of his live on TV, because back then I was a student so I had time to follow him around closely, and so I witnessed time and again how he remained extremely calm at crucial moments and under great pressure and came up with great shots. By that I don't only mean aces but also, his volleys or his abilities at the net. His serves are designed in a way, if they were to come back he would know exactly where to put it next; as in, he'd follow up with it. Raonic, for example, can't do it 50% of the time because he first, doesn't expect it to come back and so second, when they do, he can't come up with as good a volley as Sampras. Sampras is a natural volleyer while both Federer and Raonic aren't.

If Sampras were to meet with Federer, then he would break Federer mentally down as did Nadal but even more so, because of his serves and his ability at the net. Federer would find it very difficult to break Sampras' serve let alone do anything else. Federer is also not good at returning serve so that makes it even worse. A great returner like Agassi had no answer to Sampras' serves for example. Why would anyone think Federer would have better success at returning?

Sampras' mental strength truly stands out amongst all and he also had the luxury to either stay back of the court (while he's not serving and the game is playing on his opponent's serve, say, Agassi, Courier, Chang etc.) or be at the net because of his all court game. There's no one on this planet who'd be able to beat him 3 times in a row in GS finals on different surfaces. You know very well that it takes one hell of a game and mental attitude to stay at the top of ranking 6 years in a row and win 14 Majors. The fact that he had never won RG doesn't cut the argument much and does not at all negate his greatness. In fact, he felt too early in his career that he couldn't possibly continue to win both RG and Wimbledon back to back, given that they are both so close to each other, so he went with Wimbledon. He simply modeled his game that way, since back then, most of the courts were playing faster, so he needed to compromise and calculate his schedules that way.  Not to mention, he had to play on variety of surfaces and had to play against players who'd both be S&V and baseliners. Today's fans don't have the first hand idea about Sampras and whatever is in front them, they tend to think that's the best thing since the sliced bread. If they are witnessing it then it has to be that greatest thing on the planet. After all, it is all about them first.

Anyway, have fun!

I'll stick around until the end of this match. Federer has now become very error prone and playing with  less confidence. Nole, on the other hand, has cut down the errors and playing with more confidence as expected.

4-2 Nole, 3rd set. He should get the insurance break here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 10:41:28 am
3 match points for Nole the great and he gets it! :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 10:44:02 am
herc, maybe I can do a tiny signature. Just one frame since I have some space because of my tall avatar. I'll think of something but obviously, you will have to do the job! lol.

Okay, gotta go. Great match. Federer did wonderful but Nole needed the win and was the better player in the end.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 11:03:23 am
I am out and about now.


no worries. I will be glad to make a cool sig for you.

we will make it unique one.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 11:29:34 am
congrats to nole and his fans.

he was just too good today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: sid on November 02, 2013, 12:04:31 pm
Hi Hurc,it was a good win by nole comming from a set down.Nadal in the same boat atm v Ferrer,will nadal come back from a set down?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on November 02, 2013, 12:05:20 pm
Usually Ferrer is known for his flashy winners from both sides, but he's being unusually consistent today... Almost like a grinder.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: sid on November 02, 2013, 12:10:09 pm
Hi mate Ferrer playing good today,as said unusually consistent & 3-1 up in second set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 01:35:25 pm
well I guess it's a good loss if there is such a thing.


now nadal will just have to close the deal on #1 at WTF if he wants it bad enough.


he will learn from this and try to improve.



long time no see general Sid.


I am using the I phone right now. I will be able post more properly when I get home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 01:36:58 pm
I was not able to see the match general freaky.

was ferru just too good today?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 02:07:16 pm
Soddy check out the Emma center when you get chance.


we have some Andy Murray threads there.

also Emma's cafe is becoming something of hot spot at Camelot.


feel free to start any kind of Andy Murray thread at the Emma center.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 02:54:28 pm
well I guess it's a good loss if there is such a thing.


now nadal will just have to close the deal on #1 at WTF if he wants it bad enough.


he will learn from this and try to improve.



long time no see general Sid.


I am using the I phone right now. I will be able post more properly when I get home.

It is a good loss and a tank job. There's no point for him to play Djokovic and take another loss before WTF or even AO. Nadal is a player of confidence and I am sure he feels Nole is his main rival. Both crucial for his confidence in order to keep it alive and running.

Had Federer won the match to vs Nole, I am sure Nadal would have made the final too.

Speaking of Federer vs Nole - it was the first match I was able to see in Paris this year and the court looked really slow. I would have thought it was slightly faster than this. In fact, Paris has always been a fast indoor court.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 03:57:25 pm
agreed. those surfaces in Beijing and shanghai looked a lot faster.


now the only question is this:


does ferru have any chance at all in the final?



by the way these same 2 matches are happening again in London in 3 days.


nole will take on federer and nadal has to deal with ferru again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 02, 2013, 04:02:02 pm
Ferrer played great today. But I have a strong feeling Rafa will beat him on Tuesday in London ;)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 04:26:59 pm
I have no idea how nadal feels about this loss obviously but it may turn out to be good loss if it motivates him and fuels his intensity in London.


he has to win on Tuesday if he wants the number one rank.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 02, 2013, 05:06:25 pm
The best thing about Ferrer is that, he always bring his best and stays supremely consistent. So obviously he's not going to hand it to Nole on a silver plate. The other side of it is that, no matter what Ferrer has to offer, Nole has so much more to offer. And after coming this close beating Isner, Wawrinka and Federer today, he sure is not going to give up now against a player like Ferrer. Ferrer neither has the belief nor the game. Besides, he'll be too convinced thinking today that he's really beaten Nadal, so he might just be a  bit overwhelmed by that come tomorrow. He needs to beat Nadal on a consistent basis to prove a point. If he can beat Nadal again this Tuesday at WTF, perhaps then he may have a case. Otherwise I wouldn't read too much into this loss or Ferrer's performance.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 02, 2013, 07:32:13 pm
The best thing about Ferrer is that, he always bring his best and stays supremely consistent. So obviously he's not going to hand it to Nole on a silver plate. The other side of it is that, no matter what Ferrer has to offer, Nole has so much more to offer. And after coming this close beating Isner, Wawrinka and Federer today, he sure is not going to give up now against a player like Ferrer. Ferrer neither has the belief nor the game. Besides, he'll be too convinced thinking today that he's really beaten Nadal, so he might just be a  bit overwhelmed by that come tomorrow. He needs to beat Nadal on a consistent basis to prove a point. If he can beat Nadal again this Tuesday at WTF, perhaps then he may have a case. Otherwise I wouldn't read too much into this loss or Ferrer's performance.


I believe that Ferrer can win at least a set tomorrow. Nole was pretty bad for a set and a half against Fed today. Who knows which Nole will show up tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 07:41:49 pm
ferru can win but not if nole serves like a demon and returns even bigger.

that will be too much to overcome.


nole has to have an off day for ferru to win.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on November 02, 2013, 08:13:15 pm
I was not able to see the match general freaky.

was ferru just too good today?

Way too good. The guy couldn't miss.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 08:46:15 pm
ferru is a human backboard.


can you imagine if he had been about 6 foot 2?

all he lacks is height.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:32:36 pm
let me know if any other categories you would like to be added to the main page of Camelot.


looks like there is something for everybody now. we are simple and yet somewhat elegant in my estimation anyway.

and we don't want to be a forum. we just want to be a cool tennis society.


there are 10 million forums of one kind or another on the internet. and there are plenty of complex and sophisticated tennis forums out there.

I think we should be different and have our own unique proposition.

we will continue to tinker around until we can come up with exactly the right format that suits us the best.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:43:12 pm
Djokovic, Federer in same group






AP - Sports Content preferences Done Djokovic, Federer in same group at ATP finals .View gallery
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match, …LONDON (AP) -- Roger Federer has won one title in the past 14 months, at a low-key tournament this summer. The ATP Finals are his last chance for a big victory this season.

''I still have another week where I have to give it all. After, it will be long holidays,'' Federer said after losing to Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday in the Paris Masters semifinals in their first meeting this year.

The pair was placed in the same group at the season-ending, eight-man finals, which start Monday.

Djokovic, who won his 16th straight match in Paris against Federer, is the defending champion in London, where he beat Federer in the final last year. Djokovic also won the title in 2008, while Federer has won it a record six times.

Federer and Djokovic, who faced off for the 30th time, will be playing in a tough Group B that also includes the in-form Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet.

Federer said he will focus on his recovery ahead of Tuesday's match against Djokovic.

''I'm always excited about those challenges,'' said Federer, who will be competing for the 12th straight year in the ATP Finals. ''I have had a good couple of weeks now, and the most important thing is to recover as much as I can, so maybe the extra day I will get over Novak now, who knows, could be an advantage. But I doubt it.''

Federer, who won his last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012, has only two victories against top-10 opponents in 2013. He registered the first one in January against then-No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Australian Open quarterfinals before a series of defeats against opponents outside the top 50. He confirmed his recent improvements with a win over del Potro in Paris this week.

''I played a lot of tennis during the past 10 or 12 days. It gave me a lot of information,'' Federer said. ''I know what I have to do now. I know what I did well, what I can improve. I know physically where I am, and mentally I have a lot of confidence. I know my body is keeping it up.''

Del Potro said he was the victim of a theft at a train station in Paris on his way to London, having his suitcase stolen as he stopped to sign an autograph. The tall Argentine lost his passport and a personal item in the incident.

''I don't know who asked me for an autograph but I turned round and they took my suitcase,'' he said. ''But I got here and it happens in every country. I have my rackets and my clothes but nothing else. I lost personal things, my rosary that the Pope blessed in Rome, which is important to me. But it's over and I'm safe.''

Saturday's draw placed top-ranked Rafael Nadal in Group A alongside fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Stanislas Wawrinka. Nadal lost to Ferrer in the semifinals in Paris and will have a chance to avenge his loss when he plays him again in London on Tuesday.

The finals have a round-robin format, with the top two finishers reaching the semifinals.

Berdych and Wawrinka will open on Monday, followed by del Potro playing Gasquet.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 02, 2013, 09:49:44 pm
speaking of Sampras, becker is on record for saying that Sampras was the toughest player he ever faced.

anyway I have to run now.

see you all a little bit later.

take care emma.

That's very true what Becker says about Sampras. Only those know what it's like to play again ta player like Sampras. There are a couple of things that stand out as far as Sampras is concerned. His lethal serve (both 1st and 2nd) and his mental strength. I saw so many matches of his live on TV, because back then I was a student so I had time to follow him around closely, and so I witnessed time and again how he remained extremely calm at crucial moments and under great pressure and came up with great shots. By that I don't only mean aces but also, his volleys or his abilities at the net. His serves are designed in a way, if they were to come back he would know exactly where to put it next; as in, he'd follow up with it. Raonic, for example, can't do it 50% of the time because he first, doesn't expect it to come back and so second, when they do, he can't come up with as good a volley as Sampras. Sampras is a natural volleyer while both Federer and Raonic aren't.

If Sampras were to meet with Federer, then he would break Federer mentally down as did Nadal but even more so, because of his serves and his ability at the net. Federer would find it very difficult to break Sampras' serve let alone do anything else. Federer is also not good at returning serve so that makes it even worse. A great returner like Agassi had no answer to Sampras' serves for example. Why would anyone think Federer would have better success at returning?

Sampras' mental strength truly stands out amongst all and he also had the luxury to either stay back of the court (while he's not serving and the game is playing on his opponent's serve, say, Agassi, Courier, Chang etc.) or be at the net because of his all court game. There's no one on this planet who'd be able to beat him 3 times in a row in GS finals on different surfaces. You know very well that it takes one hell of a game and mental attitude to stay at the top of ranking 6 years in a row and win 14 Majors. The fact that he had never won RG doesn't cut the argument much and does not at all negate his greatness. In fact, he felt too early in his career that he couldn't possibly continue to win both RG and Wimbledon back to back, given that they are both so close to each other, so he went with Wimbledon. He simply modeled his game that way, since back then, most of the courts were playing faster, so he needed to compromise and calculate his schedules that way.  Not to mention, he had to play on variety of surfaces and had to play against players who'd both be S&V and baseliners. Today's fans don't have the first hand idea about Sampras and whatever is in front them, they tend to think that's the best thing since the sliced bread. If they are witnessing it then it has to be that greatest thing on the planet. After all, it is all about them first.

Anyway, have fun!

I'll stick around until the end of this match. Federer has now become very error prone and playing with  less confidence. Nole, on the other hand, has cut down the errors and playing with more confidence as expected.

4-2 Nole, 3rd set. He should get the insurance break here.




that is an awesome post.

becker said that on a good day "you could not touch pete on any surface except for clay".


I think you are right. pete had massive mental strength and he was a superb athlete. he was also strong as hell.


a greek who fought like a Spartan.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 12:50:04 am
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/incredible-rafael-nadal-ready-to-storm-the-history-books-8919314.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 08:11:22 am
2 swiss players are in the top 10 and 2 Spanish players are in the top 10.

and france, not to be denied, also placed 2 players in the top 10.

http://www.tennisexplorer.com/ranking/atp-men/



there are no americans in sight. tommy haas checks in at #12. he should be able to hit top 10 in 2014.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 08:40:36 am
ferru is a human backboard.


can you imagine if he had been about 6 foot 2?

all he lacks is height.

Nothing to do with height, herc. Rod Laver, Ken Rosewal, Jimmy Connors etc. were all about the same height as Ferrer and yet they were multiple Slam winners. Connors in fact played in one of the toughest eras of men's tennis and yet that didn't stop him from winning a few Slams. So it's not the height but the genuine talent and the mentality that Ferrer lacks. He would have still been with as many titles as he has right now even if he was 6'2". He's a player who has maximized his abilities by working really, really hard and by staying consistent as nothing came naturally to him. Just like there are talented actors and there are actors who needed to polish their acting. Ferrer falls in the latter group. He's a hard earned tennis player. He's good but definitively not great with or without the height.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 08:48:58 am

that is an awesome post.

becker said that on a good day "you could not touch pete on any surface except for clay".

I think you are right. pete had massive mental strength and he was a superb athlete. he was also strong as hell.

a greek who fought like a Spartan.

His mum's side is from the Spartan side actually so they do have a connection. Still, sometimes I wonder what made  Sampras so mentally tough. His parents would never watch him play because they would get so nervous to the point they would either to go to the mall  and hang out there or just go away on vacation. lol That's why you'd never see them in any of Sampras' matches during his whole career. But perhaps Sampras' himself wasn't too keen on it as he probably didn't want his parents to go through any tough time. Or he probably didn't want any weak link during a match as he might  have thought of it as a mental weakness instead of a support.

Anyway, you could tell from his body language how strongly he felt about his game during clutch times.

Time for Nole to strike back again to get the break back.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 08:55:35 am
Don't like Ferrer's grunting at all.

Anyway, a lot of long rallies already. That's why I only prefer Federer against a player like Ferrer where he can easily put him away by being supremely aggressive and keeping the points short. I really hated Andy's match against Ferrer in the Miami final.

Anyway, no 'flashy winners' from Ferrer so far. One more chance for Nole to turn things around in the 1st set. Nole had a really slow start and doesn't really tend to pick up unless he's pushed.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 09:02:41 am
Nole breaks and holds. 6-5 Nole. Ho hum.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 09:17:20 am
Finally a great flashy shot from Ferrer.

Nole in the meantime breaks Ferrer again and takes the 1st set. But Ferrer opens up with a break again in the 2nd.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 09:26:45 am
That was a must hold for Nole. One more break and he would have had to kiss goodbye to 2nd set.

Ferrer hanging stuff and playing well. Still a break ahead.

Time for Nole to strike.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 09:32:13 am
Judging by the stats, the only area where Ferrer is ahead of Nole is the 1st serve %. Nole is leading in every other category.

Nole holds 2-3 but still a break down in the 2nd. Since this one was an early break, I am hoping Nole will be able to turn things around in this set as well.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 03, 2013, 10:05:04 am
Ferrer was serving for BOTH the first and second sets t 5:4 and got broken both times. That is unacceptable for a Top 5 player!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 10:08:17 am
Poor Ferrer I admit. Lost both sets the same way. But he played well considering his big win over Nadal just yesterday.

Nole just raised his level when he needed to and struck Ferrer at his most vulnerable moment and it paid off.

Nole was the better player again regardless if you look at the stats.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 03, 2013, 10:10:20 am
The best thing about Ferrer is that, he always bring his best and stays supremely consistent. So obviously he's not going to hand it to Nole on a silver plate. The other side of it is that, no matter what Ferrer has to offer, Nole has so much more to offer. And after coming this close beating Isner, Wawrinka and Federer today, he sure is not going to give up now against a player like Ferrer. Ferrer neither has the belief nor the game. Besides, he'll be too convinced thinking today that he's really beaten Nadal, so he might just be a  bit overwhelmed by that come tomorrow. He needs to beat Nadal on a consistent basis to prove a point. If he can beat Nadal again this Tuesday at WTF, perhaps then he may have a case. Otherwise I wouldn't read too much into this loss or Ferrer's performance.


I believe that Ferrer can win at least a set tomorrow. Nole was pretty bad for a set and a half against Fed today. Who knows which Nole will show up tomorrow.

So that didn't happen. :P
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 10:28:25 am
nole is just too tough in the clutch.

congrats to nole and his fans.


wtf starts tomorrow.


del potro could do well in London.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 11:09:46 am

that is an awesome post.

becker said that on a good day "you could not touch pete on any surface except for clay".

I think you are right. pete had massive mental strength and he was a superb athlete. he was also strong as hell.

a greek who fought like a Spartan.

His mum's side is from the Spartan side actually so they do have a connection. Still, sometimes I wonder what made  Sampras so mentally tough. His parents would never watch him play because they would get so nervous to the point they would either to go to the mall  and hang out there or just go away on vacation. lol That's why you'd never see them in any of Sampras' matches during his whole career. But perhaps Sampras' himself wasn't too keen on it as he probably didn't want his parents to go through any tough time. Or he probably didn't want any weak link during a match as he might  have thought of it as a mental weakness instead of a support.

Anyway, you could tell from his body language how strongly he felt about his game during clutch times.

Time for Nole to strike back again to get the break back.



Sampras just went about his business on the court.


he was pretty much ruthless in the clutch. he was able to thrive under pressure.


his serve was one of the greatest weapons ever in the sport.

and he backed that up with the rest of his game.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 11:13:23 am
Ferrer was serving for BOTH the first and second sets t 5:4 and got broken both times. That is unacceptable for a Top 5 player!


I would have to agree. he has folded a little too much in the clutch.


I give you a small example: he has lost 13-14 tiebreakers in a row at the Australian open.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 07:29:19 pm
order of play for tomorrow:


http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/schedule

blockbuster matches of the day:

1. wawrinka vs berdych

2. del potro vs gasquet
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT/GENERAL CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 03, 2013, 10:02:00 pm
Orders of Play


 MON, 04 NOV 2013
 AFTERNOON SESSION

DOUBLES A / 12:00 PM
 A QURESHI/J ROJER vs M FYRSTENBERG/M MATKOWSKI

SINGLES A / 2:00 PM
 BERDYCH vs WAWRINKA

EVENING SESSION

 DOUBLES A / 6:00 PM
 M GRANOLLERS/M LOPEZ vs D MARRERO/F VERDASCO

SINGLES B / 8:00 PM
 DEL POTRO vs GASQUET

TUE, 05 NOV 2013

 AFTERNOON SESSION

DOUBLES B / 12:00 PM
 A PEYA/B SOARES vs L PAES/R STEPANEK

SINGLES A / 2:00 PM
 NADAL vs FERRER

EVENING SESSION

 DOUBLES A / 6:00 PM
 B BRYAN/M BRYAN vs I DODIG/M MELO

SINGLES B / 8:00 PM
 DJOKOVIC vs FEDERER
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 09:01:47 am
watching the wawrinka vs berdych battle.

wawrinka is playing well. he has the first set in the bag.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 09:35:36 am
wawrinka is blasting that ball.: his average speed on his ground strokes is 80 mph.

berdych: 73 mph


and for a guy who is just 6 feet tall, he has no problem hitting serves  in the 128-135 mph range.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 11:21:07 am
Spartan stan gets it done:


6-3 in the deciding frame.


http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 02:18:27 pm
gasquet vs del potro on deck.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 03:09:03 pm
rafa says they should change surfaces every year for WTF:



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/atp-world-tour-finals-2013/top-stories/For-Nadal-No-1-ranking-is-no-longer-a-main-prize/articleshow/25233455.cms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 03:11:18 pm
and nole also weighs in on WTF:



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/10426057/ATP-World-Tour-Finls-2013-Novak-Djokovic-and-Rafael-Nadal-call-for-new-venue-for-competition.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 03:16:19 pm
gasquet snatches the first set 7-6.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 04:07:32 pm
close 3rd set. this is going down to the wire.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 04:13:59 pm
2 very costly backhand errors from gasquet.

as good as that backhand is, I have seen it fold quite a bit over the years when a crucial game is on the line.

he had to win that game.

that may be the match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 04, 2013, 05:49:35 pm
Both matches went to the final set. I always enjoy Berdych vs Wawrinka - their USO encounter was one of the best of this year.

Group B looks really tough for everyone. 3 real contenders are in the same group.

In the meantime, Andy's ranking is taking a beating.He's now ranked 4 and if Del Potro goes further then he'll slip to rank 5 I think come new year. Oh well better be healthy than feel sorry.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on November 04, 2013, 08:17:07 pm
I hope Wawa can qualify for the semis! Great win over Berdych today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 09:43:16 pm
waw is playing incredible tennis right now.

his power off the ground is off the charts.


and how about his serve? the man can blast serves at 135-138 mph range.

average speed of his strokes was 80 mph today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 09:44:55 pm
Both matches went to the final set. I always enjoy Berdych vs Wawrinka - their USO encounter was one of the best of this year.

Group B looks really tough for everyone. 3 real contenders are in the same group.

In the meantime, Andy's ranking is taking a beating.He's now ranked 4 and if Del Potro goes further then he'll slip to rank 5 I think come new year. Oh well better be healthy than feel sorry.



I hope he comes back stronger than ever emma. the man played in pain for nearly 18 months.


thank goodness all that is behind him. a bright future awaits.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 04, 2013, 10:43:31 pm
http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 01:31:31 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/wimbledon-2013-sidebar-2_zps049c0c28.gif) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/wimbledon-2013-sidebar-2_zps049c0c28.gif.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:10:43 am
watching the nadal vs ferru battle.


nadal is serving a little better but I am still not all that impressed with his return game. the returns are falling too short too often.


ferru is going for his shots and just missing a little bit.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:13:28 am
nadal is up 3-0 in the 2nd set.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:18:49 am
nadal backhand used to be a lot better in the old days. now days it is just a shadow of what it used to be.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:22:25 am
2 great returns from ferru but that 2nd serve of nadal is just pathetic.

I mean 80-85 mph 2nd serve for a top player is unacceptable.

nadal continues to have problems with his backhand.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:31:46 am
nadal is going to grab this match obviously but he is not playing all that well.

its just that ferru is not playing well today.



nadal gets broken. he went to the net twice in this game and missed both volleys. the man cannot volley.


he usually looks lost to me at the net.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:37:44 am
nadal gets it done but hardly a great match from him.

ferru may be running out of gas.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 11:03:08 am
it is very cool for Florian Meier and Tennis Island to contribute to Camelot.


they are good people.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 03:44:15 pm
I am happy for melo and dodig. beating the Bryan brothers is not easy.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 03:54:42 pm
federer should have been able to serve out the damn set.


he is making this difficult for himself.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 04:08:40 pm
federer takes the breaker and gets back in the match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 06:22:15 pm
tough loss for roger.


congrats to nole and his fans. nole is on one hell of a roll right now.

nobody has ever returned as well as nole. nobody.


and surely nobody has ever moved as well. he covers and suffocates the whole court with a blink of an eye.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 05, 2013, 06:29:14 pm
waw is playing incredible tennis right now.

his power off the ground is off the charts.


and how about his serve? the man can blast serves at 135-138 mph range.

average speed of his strokes was 80 mph today.

Didn't Nole put him aside in 2 easy sets just last week? Anyway, he's a good player but he's inconsistent and also, not as lethal as Berdych on the big stage. Yes, yes I know he's taken out Murray only recently from the USO but that had much more to do with Andy than Wawrinka.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 05, 2013, 06:35:55 pm
federer should have been able to serve out the damn set.


he is making this difficult for himself.

Good evening, herc. I didn't get to see the match but I did follow the score online and I was very sure Nole was going to take the 3rd. Good effort by Federer for taking the 2nd set however. At least he's pushing these top guys and that isn't easy considering his age.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 06:42:49 pm
evening emma.

roger`s only chance against nole is to strike quickly and try to take the match in 2.

by the time 3rd set starts, it is usually too late. nole has his teeth into the match by then and he has his rhythm.

nole is just too tough. all you can do at this point is to congratulate him and move on to the next match.

maybe better luck for roger in his next match.


nole is just a runaway freight train on the hard courts right now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 06:45:09 pm
waw is playing incredible tennis right now.

his power off the ground is off the charts.


and how about his serve? the man can blast serves at 135-138 mph range.

average speed of his strokes was 80 mph today.

Didn't Nole put him aside in 2 easy sets just last week? Anyway, he's a good player but he's inconsistent and also, not as lethal as Berdych on the big stage. Yes, yes I know he's taken out Murray only recently from the USO but that had much more to do with Andy than Wawrinka.


wawrinka is good and getting better but he is no match for nole.



speaking of wawrinka, he and nadal will go at it tomorrow. I think that match might go the distance.

nadal looked quite shaky to me today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 06:47:04 pm
this is from the atp site:


http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/news-and-media/tennis/nadal-wawrinka-barclays-atp-world-tour-finals-wednesday-preview-2013
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 05, 2013, 07:07:18 pm

wawrinka is good and getting better but he is no match for nole.

speaking of wawrinka, he and nadal will go at it tomorrow. I think that match might go the distance.

nadal looked quite shaky to me today.


Yea, judging by Nadal's stats, it doesn't seem like he played a clean match. Lots of errors. I do think he's quite jaded. It's been a really long year for him. Lots of titles. If he wins the next match then I take it his ranking at No. 1 is safe. Wawrinka has a mental block against Nadal but let's see what he can bring to the table this time around. H2H is abysmal however but I am sure there's always a first time in anything.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 05, 2013, 07:11:01 pm
evening emma.

roger`s only chance against nole is to strike quickly and try to take the match in 2.

by the time 3rd set starts, it is usually too late. nole has his teeth into the match by then and he has his rhythm.

nole is just too tough. all you can do at this point is to congratulate him and move on to the next match.

maybe better luck for roger in his next match.


nole is just a runaway freight train on the hard courts right now.

But that's a bit of an impossible deal for Federer these days since he can't play consistent tennis for two sets especially if they are long and tight. He can play one full set well. Maybe he needs some sort of strategy on that. Not necessarily a top player is going to play bad for two sets - be it Nadal or Nole or Murray or even DP. So I think it requires different game strategies.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 07:17:16 pm
evening emma.

roger`s only chance against nole is to strike quickly and try to take the match in 2.

by the time 3rd set starts, it is usually too late. nole has his teeth into the match by then and he has his rhythm.

nole is just too tough. all you can do at this point is to congratulate him and move on to the next match.

maybe better luck for roger in his next match.


nole is just a runaway freight train on the hard courts right now.

But that's a bit of an impossible deal for Federer these days since he can't play consistent tennis for two sets especially if they are long and tight. He can play one full set well. Maybe he needs some sort of strategy on that. Not necessarily a top player is going to play bad for two sets - be it Nadal or Nole or Murray or even DP. So I think it requires different game strategies.



roger said he was looking for a much stronger season in 2014.


about all he can do at this point is work even harder to get to where he wants to go.

I do see murray coming back stronger than ever. he is already working hard to make that happen. he was not able to play all these months . there is considerable pent up frustration.

and he will be motivated to move up the ladder a little bit too.



bottom line: they are all going to try to come back stronger. roger just has to keep working hard if he wants it bad enough.

he needs more consistency and he needs better fitness.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 05, 2013, 07:25:59 pm
I don't mean to say anything negative about Federer but he should probably have more of a realistic goal but of course who knows.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 09:49:29 pm
tennis channel is about to show the nadal vs ferru battle again.

I think I will catch the first set and see what I can pick out. that 2nd set which I saw earlier was definitely shaky from nadal.

ferru was just missing too much. it was not anything special that nadal was doing.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 05, 2013, 09:52:48 pm
Nadal needs to elevate his game tomorrow if he wants to beat Wawrinka, he was horrible today against Ferrer but Ferrer was even worse.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 10:08:57 pm
I am watching it now. nadal is shaky as hell.

especially off the backhand wing. there is no consistency.


he is returning ok but not great. he could have some issues with his return tomorrow as wawrinka has been hitting serves in the 128-138 MPH range.

wawrinka is also crushing the ball off the ground. the average speed of his strokes yesterday was 80 MPH.



I think nadal is running on fumes right now. he is tired from having won so much. there is mental fatigue and then there is physical fatigue.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 05, 2013, 10:49:36 pm
ferru vs berdych could be interesting. lets see how berdych is able to bounce back from that first round loss.


here is the schedule:


http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/schedule
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 12:20:53 am
here is a cool sig for a Federer fan:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/labroger-2_zps28d0ea59.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/labroger-2_zps28d0ea59.jpg.html)




I call this a super sig so something like this can only be used here at Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 06, 2013, 07:55:27 am
Ferrer/Berdych could go either way, but mainly because I don't know how fresh Ferrer is after such a brutal few weeks. If he's feeling OK, he should be able to take down Berdych.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 08:01:50 am
somebody was saying the other day that they thought Berdych was not quite himself against wawrinka.

what was being suggested was that he was somewhat suboptimal with his movement. I did not see the entire match so I cannot really comment on berdych.


I think you are right general tented: it is hard to call this one. they both lost their first round matches.

they should come out more determined and more focused. ferru still amazes me given his age. the guy is going to finish the year at #3.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 06, 2013, 09:33:08 am
Rafa is playing like crap again, he was so lucky to win that tiebreak. I still don't get why he plays so many shots to Wawa's backhand, I understand it is Rafa's most comfortable shot (crosscourt forehand to opponents backhand) but he needs to avoid doing that or he will keep getting burned.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 10:56:04 am
i think nadal is just worn out.


nole is going run away with the title here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 06, 2013, 01:00:10 pm
Rafa is playing like crap again, he was so lucky to win that tiebreak. I still don't get why he plays so many shots to Wawa's backhand, I understand it is Rafa's most comfortable shot (crosscourt forehand to opponents backhand) but he needs to avoid doing that or he will keep getting burned.

Excellent point. It is what he's comfortable with, and sometimes he gets away with murder, but it's also a dangerous move.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 04:16:20 pm
I am out and about at the moment general tented.


it is difficult to post with I phone.


I have been busy today. I even forgot to check the scores.


anyway I will catch you a little later. I should be home in about an hour or so.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 04:20:06 pm
wow. so berdych takes the match today in straights.


impressive.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 05:59:53 pm
order of play is here:


http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/schedule


2 ultra mega monster blockbuster matches tomorrow:



1. Federer vs gasquet

2. del potro vs nole




Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 06, 2013, 07:25:37 pm
I think Fed will struggle against Gasquet judging by their first group matches. Delpo should beat Nole IMO, Nole looks spent.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 07:43:12 pm
I think you are right.



nole also has davis cup immediately following WTF. and davis cup is best of 5 sets format.

he pretty much has to secure 2 points for Serbia otherwise they could lose.



roger is still having a bit of a confidence crisis. I am going to have to agree. he may just struggle a little bit against gasquet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 07:51:21 pm
official standings at WTF:



http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/scores-centre/group-standings
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 08:37:12 pm
tennis channel is about to show the nadal vs Spartan stan battle again.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 09:09:09 pm
terrible tennis from nadal. I am surprised that Spartan stan was not able to snatch a set at least.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 06, 2013, 11:40:57 pm
I am experimenting with different stuff. those images are still too damn large.


people have to scroll down to view the whole main page.

I may just have to replace the images with a small logo.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 12:23:15 am
folks I think those images were cluttering up the main page.

I thought we should try a cleaner look anyway. I can make the logos smaller tomorrow.



this makes it a lot easier to read the main page in a hurry.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 08:53:13 am
first set to roger. he may get this done in straights.


and dodig/melo team continues to roll.




http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4446
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 08:55:03 am
http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/9012396/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 08:58:07 am
roger off to a flying start in the 2nd set. leads 2-0.


what an incredible volley for the break point.

gasquet is not pulling this off at this rate.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 08:59:15 am
roger gets to break point but gasquet manages to escape with a hold.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 09:07:43 am
2 backhand errors in a row off the backhand wing for gasquet.

seems to me that his backhand almost always folds in the clutch.

gasquet pretty much had to win that game to try to stem the tide a little bit for his own cause.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 09:13:04 am
and still another backhand choke from gasquet.

this one could have got him the break that he is looking for.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 09:50:39 am
6-2, 6-3 to roger.


gasquet has a lot of work to do. he continues to fold in key moments.

I think he is also intimidated a little bit by roger so that does not help his cause.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 07, 2013, 10:08:32 am
6-2, 6-3 to roger.


gasquet has a lot of work to do. he continues to fold in key moments.

I think he is also intimidated a little bit by roger so that does not help his cause.

I was thinking the same thing earlier: Fed gets into Gasquet's head, and things go downhill from there.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 12:16:57 pm
roger is still a dominant force in this game general tented.


lot of players go into their matches with him with doubts in their minds.

you need a strong belief and a reliable game if you want to beat him.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 04:24:01 pm
there is no stopping nole.


he drowns del potro again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 07, 2013, 07:02:56 pm
Hey guys, congratulations on your guy for clinching the No. 1 ranking! He does deserve it this year.

Nole has now beaten both Federer and Del Potro in RR. Two of the toughest contenders of this tournament. He's definitely looking good though not emtored unbeatable. Gasquet should be a cakewalk at this point.

I maybe able to catch a couple of matches this Saturday. I am home all day but then heading out in the evening but that depends how I feel physically.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 07, 2013, 07:06:11 pm
folks I think those images were cluttering up the main page.

I thought we should try a cleaner look anyway. I can make the logos smaller tomorrow.



this makes it a lot easier to read the main page in a hurry.

But it's because of the pictures the main page looked unique and different. The banner, on the other hand, looked kind of out of sort especially when you browse through your phone. But of course, your call. I am cool either way.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 07:37:12 pm
folks I think those images were cluttering up the main page.

I thought we should try a cleaner look anyway. I can make the logos smaller tomorrow.



this makes it a lot easier to read the main page in a hurry.

But it's because of the pictures the main page looked unique and different. The banner, on the other hand, looked kind of out of sort especially when you browse through your phone. But of course, your call. I am cool either way.



well we will keep experimenting emma. we need cooler pictures with better resolution.

in the mean time I thought we can also look to establish our brand.


and that can only be done with a cool logo. this was just a first attempt at a logo.


I know a lady that does these logos. I am going to ask her give us 1 or 2 more versions if possible.



I did touch up the banner with a hint of light blue but we will keep working on that too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 09:26:12 pm
Order of Play: Saturday, 9 November

 AFTERNOON SESSION 12:00 PM

 Dodig/Melo vs. Qureshi/Rojer

 Del Potro vs. Federer

EVENING SESSION 5:45 PM

 Bryan/Bryan vs. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

 Djokovic vs. Gasquet
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 07, 2013, 09:44:14 pm
FRI, 08 NOV 2013

 AFTERNOON SESSION

 DOUBLES B / 12:00 PM
 M GRANOLLERS/M LOPEZ vs L PAES/R STEPANEK

SINGLES A / 2:00 PM
 FERRER vs WAWRINKA

EVENING SESSION

 DOUBLES B / 6:00 PM
 A PEYA/B SOARES vs D MARRERO/F VERDASCO

SINGLES A / 8:00 PM
 NADAL vs BERDYCH
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 09:02:10 am
tight first set.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_3058
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 11:18:34 am
congrats to wawrinka and his fans.

he was just too good today.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 08, 2013, 12:12:30 pm
Any predictions for Nadal/Berdych? Rafa's already through to the semis, so I don't want him to exhaust himself just to beat Berdych. If anything, I'm hoping Rafa looks at today's match as an opportunity to try a few new things, experiment a little since it ultimately doesn't matter if he loses. He'll need to be more comfortable playing on these low-bouncing, indoor hard-courts in order to beat JMDP and/or Djokovic.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 12:46:07 pm
that is great post general tented.


I am not home at the moment so I am armed only with an iPhone.

it is tough to post with it.


rafa also could use some work at the net.


 I agree with you. he is normally quite weak at handling low short balls that land somewhat close to the net.


2 areas where he has to do better are the return of serve and the backhand. that would take care of some of the issues.


I think he might gun down berdych. berdych has Davis cup in a few days so he might have that on his mind.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 08:12:58 pm
congrats to wawrinka and his fans.

Spartan stan is in the semis.



http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/11/wawrinka-beats-ferrer-world-tour-finals/49734/#.Un2Zqp3nZ9A
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 08:32:21 pm
RESULTS



Singles - Group A Round Robin
 [1] R Nadal (ESP) d [5] T Berdych (CZE) 64 16 63
 [7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [3] D Ferrer (ESP) 67(3) 64 61

 Doubles - Group B Round Robin
 [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 63 75
 [4] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [7] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE) 46 76(5) 10-8
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 08:33:42 pm
Order of Play: Saturday, 9 November




 AFTERNOON SESSION 12:00 PM

 Dodig/Melo vs. Qureshi/Rojer

 Del Potro vs. Federer

EVENING SESSION 5:45 PM

 Bryan/Bryan vs. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

 Djokovic vs. Gasquet
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 08:48:33 pm
I am counting the days to the Australian open.

just 64 days away now:

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=152&iso=20140113T11
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 11:06:29 pm
greg rusedski says that gasquet lacks testicular fortitude:




http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12111/9013427/richard-gasquet-needs-to-convince-himself-he-can-win-says-greg-rusedski


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 08, 2013, 11:21:16 pm
Fed against Delpo should be a thriller tomorrow. I predict Fed in 3 sets. Surprisingly it is the early match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 08, 2013, 11:40:10 pm
and I am predicting del potro in 3 this time.


roger has to serve well and dictate with the forehand.

del potro has to serve big and try keep roger pinned to the baseline.


it is going to be a titanic battle.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 09, 2013, 08:31:25 am

well we will keep experimenting emma. we need cooler pictures with better resolution.

in the mean time I thought we can also look to establish our brand.

and that can only be done with a cool logo. this was just a first attempt at a logo.

I know a lady that does these logos. I am going to ask her give us 1 or 2 more versions if possible.

I did touch up the banner with a hint of light blue but we will keep working on that too.

The banner looks very cool. I love the touch of blue, one of my favourite colours. My favourite colours are purple and blue.

Morning herc, You can take off the picture of Emma's cafe to keep things consistent. I only had it since the main page had pictures. Now I don't see the need for it.

I like the logo but perhaps a bit too masculine but I don't mind it. The sword and shield could represent so many things. It could mean defending yourself while trying to kill the  other person. It could also mean war and later respect or honour.

Pen is mightier than the sword in the end of course.

(http://lillieleonardi.com/index/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/blogging-is-mightier-and-more-viral-than-pen.jpg)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 09, 2013, 08:33:36 am
Del Potro breaks Roger in the opening game. Federer gave away the point by mishitting the ball. Interesting start.

Now Federer with a breakpoint.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 08:55:22 am

well we will keep experimenting emma. we need cooler pictures with better resolution.

in the mean time I thought we can also look to establish our brand.

and that can only be done with a cool logo. this was just a first attempt at a logo.

I know a lady that does these logos. I am going to ask her give us 1 or 2 more versions if possible.

I did touch up the banner with a hint of light blue but we will keep working on that too.

The banner looks very cool. I love the touch of blue, one of my favourite colours. My favourite colours are purple and blue.

Morning herc, You can take off the picture of Emma's cafe to keep things consistent. I only had it since the main page had pictures. Now I don't see the need for it.

I like the logo but perhaps a bit too masculine but I don't mind it. The sword and shield could represent so many things. It could mean defending yourself while trying to kill the  other person. It could also mean war and later respect or honour.

Pen is mightier than the sword in the end of course.

(http://lillieleonardi.com/index/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/blogging-is-mightier-and-more-viral-than-pen.jpg)



morning emma.


I think del potro is taking this match. at least at the current rate.


I thought you might like the new look. it is lighter and less overpowering.

also I put some white in it to give it some elegance.

we will keep working on the finding the most optimal and the most unique look and the format.




I think roger has dug himself a bit of a hole. he could take the 2nd set but by then del potro could start to find his rhythm off the ground.

this is also what makes nole so dangerous. you have to strike quick against these players and try finish them in straights.


you saw ferru not being able to close the sale in both sets against nole and it cost him.

nadal is also 14-1 in the 3rd set this year.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 09:04:38 am
roger is fighting back.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 09:06:04 am
wow. roger has another break point.


del potro tries the tweener and fails.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 09:07:38 am
another break point for roger.

what a rally that was.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 09:10:40 am
first set to del potro.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 09, 2013, 10:43:09 am
Hi herc, I am around but somehow I activated some key somewhere that itès not letting me use the apostrophe and other related keys. So canèt use commas or question marks etc. Trying to figure it out since then. Very annoying.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 11:21:57 am
I see. I am not tech savvy enough to know how that could have happened.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 11:24:40 am
Looks like general tee nailed this one. he said roger would take this match in 3.


now it really gets interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 09, 2013, 11:43:22 am
I fixed it, finally. Phew!

Anyway, at the start of the match, Darren did say DP might feeling his legs and might lose so he was right on that. I wasn't able to pay as much attention to the match because of the key problem and also, I was trying to learn about both Sony Vaio and Windows 8 as much as possible. And explore things.

Anyway, I am little tired of watching Federer, Del Potro, Nadal and Nole every weekend. I'd like to see other players but oh well.

So Ferrer took 3 beatings in a row here in the RR. I know people think he's jaded but I don't see why. First of all, he's known as the energy bunny; second, if anyone should be really tired, it should be Nole. The guy has been playing very high level of tennis since 2011 and hasn't taken any time off and has made semis and finals constantly year in year out. So he really should be the most exhausted player on tour right now. All others have taken reasonable amount of time off including Federer all this time. Hope people would cut Nole slack and be more respectful towards his achievements and acknowledge his effort.

I won't be able to watch it but hoping for a clean win for Nole this evening.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 12:49:18 pm
I stii have not made a decision on a laptop yet.


maybe I will pick up a tablet PC for now and decide on a laptop later.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 12:52:06 pm
del potro did not serve well enough when he absolutely had to. he caved in under pressure today.


roger is playing quite well so he hung in there for his opportunities.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 02:53:42 pm
nole snatches the first set in a breaker. should be able to run away with the match now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 03:16:55 pm
gasquet leads 4-2 in the 2nd set.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 03:24:49 pm
5-3 to gasquet. just one game away from forcing a decider.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 03:37:31 pm
this is interesting stuff. 2nd set goes to gasquet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 07:36:39 pm
SUN, 10 NOV 2013

** AFTERNOON SESSION




 DOUBLES / 12:00 PM
 I DODIG/M MELO vs D MARRERO/F VERDASCO

SINGLES / 02:00 PM
 NADAL vs FEDERER

EVENING SESSION

 DOUBLES / 06:00 PM
 A PEYA/B SOARES vs Bryan/Bryan

SINGLES / 08:00 PM
 DJOKOVIC vs WAWRINKA
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 08:00:34 pm
roger looking forward to facing nadal:



http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/9018521/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 09, 2013, 09:27:00 pm
Can't wait for the matches tomorrow. Hoping for Rafa in 2 sets and Wawa in 3 sets :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: freak3yman84 on November 09, 2013, 09:35:49 pm
Tomorrow will show some awesome tennis, that's for sure!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 09, 2013, 10:07:49 pm
Spartan stan has to show the world what he can do tomorrow night.


this is his big moment. he has to find a way to shine.


and what better way to do just that than to derail the best hard court player in the world at the moment.



as for nadal, he is not returning well and he is also not hitting his backhand well.  its his own damn fault.

he has to elevate his game tomorrow if he wants to be in the final.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 07:54:12 am
morning sports fans. its a big day in London today.


let the games begin.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 02:28:16 pm
so clay warrior does what he had to and now it is spartan Stan's turn.


it's his day to shine. just do it spartan Stan.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 02:32:27 pm
congrtats to verdaso and marerro and their fans.


well done. what a performance by the mighty spaniards.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 06:37:01 pm
RESULTS:



Singles - Semifinals



 [1] R Nadal (ESP) d [6] R Federer (SUI) 75 63
 [2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [7] S Wawrinka (SUI) 63 63



 Doubles - Semifinals


 [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 46 64 10-8
 [6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 76(10) 75
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 10, 2013, 08:00:12 pm
I hope Rafa gives his all and wins tomorrow! He needs this win for his confidence going into 2014.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 08:03:31 pm
rafa can do it general tee.


he needs to start strong and snatch the first set.




by the way check out our official logo. this logo will help us establish our brand on the internet.


this logo was developed by Sara who joined Camelot elite tennis society the other day.


this is one awesome logo.


all the credit in the world goes to sara for creating this for us.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 08:04:19 pm
tennis channel is about to show the nadal vs Federer match.


I will try to catch some of the action.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 08:18:09 pm
nadal's return of serve is just horrible.

he gives away so many free points as a result of such a poor return on these quicker hard courts.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 08:34:45 pm
I did not get to see this match earlier but I am taking a look at it now.


I am not all that impressed with the quality of tennis from them.  they are both playing relatively poorly.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 10, 2013, 09:37:26 pm
rafa can do it general tee.


he needs to start strong and snatch the first set.




by the way check out our official logo. this logo will help us establish our brand on the internet.


this logo was developed by Sara who joined Camelot elite tennis society the other day.


this is one awesome logo.


all the credit in the world goes to sara for creating this for us.

The logo looks awesome, General! And the number of members keeps increasing :)

Rafa played pretty solid today, but Fed gifted him the second set. Nole is not going to do that tomorrow. Rafa needs to be aggressive and he needs to serve well and return even better!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 10:10:30 pm
rafa can do it general tee.


he needs to start strong and snatch the first set.




by the way check out our official logo. this logo will help us establish our brand on the internet.


this logo was developed by Sara who joined Camelot elite tennis society the other day.


this is one awesome logo.


all the credit in the world goes to sara for creating this for us.

The logo looks awesome, General! And the number of members keeps increasing :)

Rafa played pretty solid today, but Fed gifted him the second set. Nole is not going to do that tomorrow. Rafa needs to be aggressive and he needs to serve well and return even better!



I just finished watching the match. nadal can do a lot better. that dude is flat spent general.


he has to try to elevate his game tomorrow and nole needs to be a little off.




thank goodness Sara created just the perfect logo for us.


now I need to create the best possible banner at the top for us.


people will keep coming slowly and surely. we are about to go into a very quiet period but we should be rocking and rolling by the time Australian Open starts.

that is about 63 days away now.


we will get our 200+ members sooner or later general tee and we will be very happy with that.

that should lead to increased readership which will bring us some advertising and more recognition.

so we are just taking baby steps and learning a little bit along the way.

small and cool tennis society works for us. we don't really care to be a forum anyway.

we just want to be simple, unique, and cool.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 10, 2013, 11:02:18 pm
order of play for tomorrow:

MON, 11 NOV 2013

 EVENING SESSION

 DOUBLES / 06:00 PM
 D MARRERO/F VERDASCO vs B BRYAN/M BRYAN

SINGLES / 08:00 PM

 NADAL vs DJOKOVIC
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:47:03 am
i am going to grab some sleep general tented.


see you next time around.



you are admin here general tented. feel free to tinker around with the forum and see what you can come up with.

this place evidently has amazing capabilities.


and by the way this is also home. we own it.

so will keep it forever and ever.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 11, 2013, 02:50:51 am
Good night, General, and thank you for everything.

Enjoy the matches tomorrow!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 09:37:29 am
live scores from all of the events can be seen here:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2036
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 10:56:22 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/coffee_zpsc5126fa1.gif) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/coffee_zpsc5126fa1.gif.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 11, 2013, 11:32:14 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/coffee_zpsc5126fa1.gif) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/coffee_zpsc5126fa1.gif.html)

I love this smilie!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 11:48:35 am
it is pretty cool.


I like it too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 12:27:58 pm
verdasco/Marrero doubles match on deck:


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2061
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:01:14 pm
congrats to marerro and verdasco. this is a great achievement for them.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2069
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:42:21 pm
did not take long at all for nadal to show that he is playing garbage tennis.


the return is poor and the backhand sucks.



this is just what I was worried about.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 02:44:01 pm
Yep, Rafa is playing like crap at the moment. No intensity or sense of urgency whatsoever.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:49:12 pm
just pitiful off the ground.


what the hell has he been doing? he should have been working hard out there in his spare time.



nole is going to run away with this rather quickly if nadal does not show some real resistance.



I knew this might happen: he is just terrible on this surface when he is not returning well and his backhand sucks.


even his forehand is useless at the moment.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 02:50:56 pm
He started hitting the forehand with a little more confidence now but, OMG, the serve is WTA quality...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 02:52:22 pm
2 double faults in the same game...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:52:53 pm
well he is just giving it away now.
2 double faults in this key game.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:53:57 pm
I don't know what to say.

he is really out of it.

its terrible to see him this way.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:56:24 pm
his return is just beyond pathetic.


he will lose this one going away unless he can get his return going.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 02:58:40 pm
another short, pathetic, and pedestrian return when he had to get it back deep.

those break points don't come easy.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:00:31 pm
he pushes 2 backhands back and gets an error from nole.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:06:08 pm
Nole starting making errors but Rafa's forehand started clicking more.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:09:26 pm
agreed but that was a key game for nadal.

he needed to make some more inroads there.

he lost the first point but he had his chances to take that point and force nole to think a little bit.



now nadal has to hold.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:10:07 pm
good start anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:11:27 pm
3 key double faults.

he messes up his own damn rhythm with all that fidgety stuff.

there is just no need to touch that stupid nose 6 times.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:15:04 pm
I don't remember ever seeing Rafa make 4DFs in 4 service games! And that pathetic volley down break point, wow...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:15:42 pm
the damn fool cant even put away an easy volley at the net.


he pushed it.

even killer cahill said just said that nadal could have put more on that volley.

well this set is gone now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:16:51 pm
the man cannot volley general tee.


its just that simple.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:17:15 pm
Rafa FINALLY unloading on the backhand side! About freaking time!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:19:04 pm
And that let cord at 15:30... Nothing going Rafa's way so far.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:20:32 pm
and then he pushes 3 of them backhands and loses the point.
there was no need to do that with the game and the set on the line.

and another pathetic return is about to cost him the set.

this is what you get when you push the ball against this guy.



to be honest, I am not surprised at all.


nadal is going to have to try to go after the ball or go the bloody hell home fast.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:23:14 pm
now nole is just going to just swing away with tat set in the bag.



nadal`s head is not in the match. before the match he said he was going to have to be aggressive and then his pushing cost him the damn set.


4 doubles faults is just giving him the damn points on a silver platter.



again this idiot is running around his backhand to hit forehands.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:23:56 pm
its over if he loses this game. I can assure you of this.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:24:02 pm
Rafa needs to stay aggressive, especially his backhand. And of course 2 UEs to begin the second set...

I have a bad feeling, General. Rafa wants to go home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:26:51 pm
Important hold for 1:0 after being down 0:30
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:28:27 pm
he was far more focused at the u.s. open general tee.


he has to be worn out and it is clouding his thinking. there is very little clarity of thought from his side of the net.


he is not even trying to craft any points.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:29:05 pm
that was such an easy forehand and he misses it.



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:30:39 pm
that is the problem with pushing all those backhands:

when you have to hit one, you miss it or you choke it.

pathetic returning costs him quickly.


he is making nole look like pete Sampras.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:31:48 pm
another super easy forehand and he chokes it away.


I think he is going to lose this one general tee.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:32:31 pm
0:40, Rafa overplaying the forehand down the line...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:35:01 pm
what the hell has he been doing?

one forehand error after another. and all of those forehands were pretty easy to make.



unbelievable. he is being pathetic even by his own pathetic standards he has set against nole in some of his hard court matches.


bottom line: you don't really deserve to win when you play this poorly.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:35:10 pm
Yeah, saves 2 BPs and then what a return! Rafa has to expect every return to be in play within 1 or 2 feet off the baseline! He is just not prepared.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:37:57 pm
that describes it perfectly.


he is not prepared. he was never prepared to win this. he has been winning his matches on just fumes.


and now it is going to cost him against nole. you just cant keep winning on fumes.



he simply has not been working hard enough in London.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:38:58 pm
it is looking like a 6-3, 6-1 win for nole at the moment.


did you see his last forehand miss? he never even moved his damn feet.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:42:12 pm
Now is the time for push for a break.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:43:11 pm
this loss should do him good anyway.


he knows he will have to work harder if he wants the Australian open title.
it will force him to try to improve.

some losses are good losses.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:43:52 pm
Now is the time for push for a break.



how? he is clueless on returns.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:44:38 pm
this loss should do him good anyway.


he knows he will have to work harder if he wants the Australian open title.
it will force him to try to improve.

some losses are good losses.

Amen to that!
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:45:17 pm
again pushing the damn ball.

and also is there anybody on the planet who cant volley better than nadal?
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:46:01 pm
Pathetic returning game from Rafa today. He needs to work on that the most during the off season.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:49:10 pm
poor returning will cost you matches on this surface.
it doesn't make the other guy work and it puts you in the bind in your own service games.

did you se that last return?


just pathetic.


you simply cannot win if you cannot return well to break serve.


he was not doing that in montreal. he was also not doing that in cinci.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:50:27 pm
again endless pushing and it costs him.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:51:37 pm
Yep, he doesn't believe he can't win anymore in this match.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:51:58 pm
Deuce.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:52:19 pm
he is here in London but he does not have any energy to fight hard.

you can just see it even in his movement. he is not moving his feet.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 03:54:07 pm
Now the only person who can bring Rafa back in the match is Nole - if he starts missing :)
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 03:56:37 pm
that is spot on.


nadal is not doing a damn thing to grab the bull by the horn.

he has made it almost too easy for nole by playing club level tennis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:00:02 pm
its over general tee.

you cant win against nole by pushing the ball back.


nadal has near zero confidence in his backhand and his ground game.

and worse, he has no mustard on his shots.

I don't think I have ever seen him return this poorly.
hell he cant even get nole`s 2nd serve back.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 04:01:24 pm
Yes, and he is not moving well at all. That's ok, I never expected him to do that much this year anyways. Hopefully he trains hard and dethrones Nole at the Australian Open.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:02:36 pm
nadal cant seem to do anything off the ground.

did you see that last 2 forehands. 2 sitters and he nets them.


unbelievable. I guess we  sort of knew this would happen. we saw how terrible he was against Federer yesterday.


this was really to be expected.
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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 04:04:01 pm
nadal cant seem to do anything off the ground.

did you see that last 2 forehands. 2 sitters and he nets them.


unbelievable. I guess we  sort of knew this would happen. we saw how terrible he was against Federer yesterday.


this was really to be expected.

True, but he was much better during sets 1 and 3 against Berdy. Ok, at least he saved a match point and held. Moment of truth now...
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:05:12 pm
Yes, and he is not moving well at all. That's ok, I never expected him to do that much this year anyways. Hopefully he trains hard and dethrones Nole at the Australian Open.


agreed.

most important thing is that he gets out of London with no injuries.

to me that is absolutely huge.


he does not have a confidence problem against nole.  nole has a confidence problem with nadal at slams after this year.

nadal is just spent. there can be no other conclusion.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:06:55 pm
idiot had a chance to win that point and try to dictate a little bit but instead he chose to push it.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:08:18 pm
he needs to ditch that slice backhand against top players.


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Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 04:11:16 pm
Alright, General, I am going out to play some tennis, beautiful day here in San Diego, 70 degrees.

Take care!
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:12:13 pm
laterz general tee.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 11, 2013, 04:12:23 pm
At least he fought in that last game, could have made that last forehand too. It's ok, bigger things are awaiting Rafa in 2014.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 04:15:52 pm
affirmative general.

the ultimate prize is the Australian open.


now this loss should him motivate him even more. it will increase his resolve.
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Post by: Emma on November 11, 2013, 05:59:17 pm
wow - I like the new banner! It's something new every day!

There were lots of posts on this thread so I just skimmed it. If you have anything important there please don't forget to remind me.

Congrats to Nole! But I wasn't able to follow anyone of it. Just the last two games of the 2nd set on my phone. He was definitely the best player of this tournament. He beat the likes of Nadal, Federer, Del Potro, Wawrinka, Gasquet to defend this title. He was also coming off winning Paris just the week before. Given his status in all the Slams this year where he had made the semi or the final or won in each, it's really hard to rule him as the best player of this year. There is no reason to think that there could be only one but it's okay. Well, anyway, it doesn't matter. I am very happy for him as a fan. He had some heart wrenching losses this year so this is some comfort for him and he's worked very hard for it.

Congrats to Nadal as well! It wasn't easy for him here either but Nole is the better indoor player all in all and his game suits it a great deal as well. Missed Andy in all this. Hopefully next year will be all about my Andy!
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Post by: Emma on November 11, 2013, 06:06:13 pm
Yes, and he is not moving well at all. That's ok, I never expected him to do that much this year anyways. Hopefully he trains hard and dethrones Nole at the Australian Open.


agreed.

most important thing is that he gets out of London with no injuries.

to me that is absolutely huge.


he does not have a confidence problem against nole.  nole has a confidence problem with nadal at slams after this year.

nadal is just spent. there can be no other conclusion.

But Nadal also lost to Nole at Shanghai; not to mention, he won all his matches here except for the one against Nole, so it's not a very valid argument that he'd be only totally spent here against his main rival when he won all his other matches. That's not giving much credit to Nole, herc.

Anyway, 2014 is definitely looking interesting. If Andy is still feeling it and into tennis then it should be a 3 way rivalry. Just because Nadal has beaten Andy a few times in Slams, doesn't mean he'll continue to do it going forward and Andy has beaten Nadal twice and of late, he's beaten Nole. So Nadal just doesn't need to beat Nole, he'll need to beat Murray as well. They may just draw each other at the 2014 AO.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 06:19:40 pm
wow - I like the new banner! It's something new every day!

There were lots of posts on this thread so I just skimmed it. If you have anything important there please don't forget to remind me.

Congrats to Nole! But I wasn't able to follow anyone of it. Just the last two games of the 2nd set on my phone. He was definitely the best player of this tournament. He beat the likes of Nadal, Federer, Del Potro, Wawrinka, Gasquet to defend this title. He was also coming off winning Paris just the week before. Given his status in all the Slams this year where he had made the semi or the final or won in each, it's really hard to rule him as the best player of this year. There is no reason to think that there could be only one but it's okay. Well, anyway, it doesn't matter. I am very happy for him as a fan. He had some heart wrenching losses this year so this is some comfort for him and he's worked very hard for it.

Congrats to Nadal as well! It wasn't easy for him here either but Nole is the better indoor player all in all and his game suits it a great deal as well. Missed Andy in all this. Hopefully next year will be all about my Andy!


it took a while but we finally came up with the right one with the right colors.


this one matches well with the overall color scheme and it is so easy on the eye.

simple and elegant.


its clean like our incredible logo.



now all we have to do is try to get some traffic which will happen over time anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 06:35:34 pm
Yes, and he is not moving well at all. That's ok, I never expected him to do that much this year anyways. Hopefully he trains hard and dethrones Nole at the Australian Open.


agreed.

most important thing is that he gets out of London with no injuries.

to me that is absolutely huge.


he does not have a confidence problem against nole.  nole has a confidence problem with nadal at slams after this year.

nadal is just spent. there can be no other conclusion.

But Nadal also lost to Nole at Shanghai; not to mention, he won all his matches here except for the one against Nole, so it's not a very valid argument that he'd be only totally spent here against his main rival when he won all his other matches. That's not giving much credit to Nole, herc.

Anyway, 2014 is definitely looking interesting. If Andy is still feeling it and into tennis then it should be a 3 way rivalry. Just because Nadal has beaten Andy a few times in Slams, doesn't mean he'll continue to do it going forward and Andy has beaten Nadal twice and of late, he's beaten Nole. So Nadal just doesn't need to beat Nole, he'll need to beat Murray as well. They may just draw each other at the 2014 AO.


well we knew nole would be rock solid emma.
he almost always is.

nadal was just double faulting early on and dug himself a bit of a hole.

and all those easy forehand misses. some were absolute sitters. he was not moving his feet and his return was just terrible.

that does make it easier for his opponents.


looked like a tired, shaky, and unfocused nadal to me.


as for nole, well he was the defending champion and he was also the more prepared of the two.


I am surprised the score was not 6-3, 6-1.

nadal`s style of play is far more demanding because of his heavy topspin strokes off both wings. he does not serve well and his return game is just horrible on some days on quicker hard courts. that makes it even more difficult for him to win his matches.


I think the mental and physical fatigue is more cumulative for nadal. he had a long and difficult clay campaigns. the man won 10 tournaments which means he was deep in all of those events.

so he is not just physically spent but also mentally spent by this time.


nole is taller and far more efficient as a player. he plays close to the baseline and gives up very little court. he has the greatest return in history so every single ball comes back with interest.

and now his serve is improved. and if that was not enough, now he is a huge threat at the net.


nadal, on the other hand,  makes life very difficult for himself on the court.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 11, 2013, 07:05:35 pm
Trust me, herc no matter what you say, all the other fans of other players are terrified of Nadal lol.

The other day, I asked my sister who she thought is/was better mentally - Nadal or Sampras - she went with Sampras. She really liked Agassi and a couple of other players, but they all took a lot of beatings to Sampras, so she didn't like that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 11, 2013, 07:15:24 pm
I hear Sampras was a mental beast.


he was really brutal in the clutch.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 12:49:28 am
this looks like a cool tennis instruction site:


http://www.hi-techtennis.com/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 10:14:03 am
davis cup arrives in 4 days:



http://www.daviscup.com/en/home.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 10:29:12 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/federer-playerbar-popout_zpsff01cff7.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/federer-playerbar-popout_zpsff01cff7.png.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 10:32:05 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/fednadal-1_zps27807b54.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/fednadal-1_zps27807b54.jpg.html)
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Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 11:10:13 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/newimages-9_zps5f591ee2.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/newimages-9_zps5f591ee2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 03:09:06 pm
 Novak Djokovic confirmed that he’s playing some exhibitions with Rafael Nadal in South America after Davis Cup. “We’ll be seeing each other quite often. I see him more than my mom actually.”
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Post by: Clay Death on November 12, 2013, 08:28:57 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/ballintro-801_zps37dffa8c.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/ballintro-801_zps37dffa8c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 13, 2013, 08:50:31 am
Novak Djokovic confirmed that he’s playing some exhibitions with Rafael Nadal in South America after Davis Cup. “We’ll be seeing each other quite often. I see him more than my mom actually.”

Interesting. Do you know where they'll be playing?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 13, 2013, 10:26:29 am
que pasa general tented.


we will have to try to find that out today if possible.


I will look around the internet and see if I can find out anything. I am sure we will get to see these matches.

I am thinking/guessing they are going to take place in early December.
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Post by: tented on November 13, 2013, 11:49:29 am
That sounds right. It would be nice and summery down there at that time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 13, 2013, 02:47:10 pm
just 60 days to go now for the Australian open:



http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=152&iso=20140113T11



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 13, 2013, 06:47:01 pm
I am picking the Czech republic this time around.

tipsy is not 100%. so basically nole has to deliver 3 points.

berdych usually does well in davis cup.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 08:51:10 am
morning sports fans.

its cold as hell here today on the gulf coast.


who is ready for the weekend?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 08:53:47 am
I was checking some news.

looks like tipsy is ruled out for davis cup:


http://www1.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/9025426/
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Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 08:59:54 am
here is the order of play for davis cup:

Friday, 15 November

Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Saturday, 16 November

Ilija Bozoljac/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Jan Hajek/Lukas Rosol (CZE)

Sunday, 17 November

Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)
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Post by: Emma on November 14, 2013, 06:48:22 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/federer-playerbar-popout_zpsff01cff7.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/federer-playerbar-popout_zpsff01cff7.png.html)

Federer is quite hairy, isn't he? I don't have problems with it - just saying. But he doesn't have facial hair; always very well shaven. I like stubble...something like below. That's Jonathan Scott btw, our proud Canadian interior designer - my personal favourite. Loooooooooooooove his work.

(http://hgtv.sndimg.com/HGTV/2013/05/17/TalentMaster_Jonathan-Scott-2012-62922-5046_s3x4_al.jpg)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 14, 2013, 06:52:45 pm
Novak Djokovic confirmed that he’s playing some exhibitions with Rafael Nadal in South America after Davis Cup. “We’ll be seeing each other quite often. I see him more than my mom actually.”

I like funny people. I'd probably even like a serial killer if he had a very funny side to him. Going extreme I know, but just to make a point. I love hanging out with funny people and for that reason, I love to hang out with men because naturally they are more funny and easy to get along. Women aren't funny at all. I get so bored when I am with them. lol

Nole is always thinking something funny.
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Post by: Emma on November 14, 2013, 06:57:41 pm
morning sports fans.

its cold as hell here today on the gulf coast.

Evening herc, it's very cold here too but slightly warming up this weekend. Looking forward to it.

Coffee was designed for winter weather I can tell you that. The thought of coffee makes me wake up in the morning. Those who drink coffee and I believe Javier is one of them, don't know what they are missing.

You know what is very lame? Tea. lol No, actually not very lame. I do like to drink it with cookies like little kids and sometimes, I like green or lemon tea. But that's about it. I hate flavoured tea. I am not very womanly in that sense.

I had a oatmeal cookie today and it was heavenly!
who is ready for the weekend?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 07:40:04 pm
nole is a showman emma. he has a excellent sense of humor.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 07:40:59 pm
I just found this at tennis explorer.com:


http://2013.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2013-10-25/201310251382709323991.html?promo=rss




these are the top 10 matches of u.s. open 2013.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 11:22:29 pm

atp weeks at #1:

Federer, Roger_____302
 Sampras, Pete______286
 Lendl, Ivan________270
 Connors, Jimmy_____268
 McEnroe, John______170
 Borg, Bjorn________109
 Nadal, Rafael______107*
 Agassi, Andre______101
 Djokovic, Novak____101
 Hewitt, Lleyton_____80
 Edberg, Stefan______72
 Courier, Jim________58
 Kuerten, Gustavo____43
 Nastase, Ilie_______40
 Wilander, Mats______20
 Roddick, Andy_______13
 Becker, Boris_______12
 Safin, Marat_________9
 Ferrero, Juan-Carlos_8
 Newcombe, John_______8
 Rios, Marcelo________6
 Muster, Thomas_______6
 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny__6
 Moya, Carlos_________2
 Rafter, Patrick______1
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 14, 2013, 11:24:55 pm
morning sports fans.

its cold as hell here today on the gulf coast.

Evening herc, it's very cold here too but slightly warming up this weekend. Looking forward to it.

Coffee was designed for winter weather I can tell you that. The thought of coffee makes me wake up in the morning. Those who drink coffee and I believe Javier is one of them, don't know what they are missing.

You know what is very lame? Tea. lol No, actually not very lame. I do like to drink it with cookies like little kids and sometimes, I like green or lemon tea. But that's about it. I hate flavoured tea. I am not very womanly in that sense.

I had a oatmeal cookie today and it was heavenly!
who is ready for the weekend?



I posted some health benefits of coffee at your café a while back.


lot of research is being on coffee and its mostly good.

big day tomorrow: davis cup from Serbia.


let the weekend begin in style.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 08:58:49 am
live scores:




http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_2093
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 11:31:15 am
nole grabs the first point for Serbia.


he gets rid of stepanek in straights.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 15, 2013, 01:33:40 pm
The Doubles will most likely decide the winner of the match. Berdych is a bout to win and I can't see Lajovic beating Stepanek.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 01:56:04 pm
lajovic took a total of 10 games. berdy takes the match in straights.

stepanek also took a total of 10 games in a losing effort.

we are tied at 1-1.
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Post by: Emma on November 15, 2013, 08:19:58 pm
It will have to be the doubles for either team to win. Lots of pressure on the doubles in that case. But who knows, lajovic might want to give it a shot against Stepanek.
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Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 08:54:30 pm
this is going to be a close contest emma.

should be quite exciting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 15, 2013, 08:58:34 pm
What time is it happening tomorrow?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 09:39:13 pm
not sure but I will post it here shortly. I will look around.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 10:36:46 pm
http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_1582
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 15, 2013, 11:39:24 pm
ITF Press Release

 Serbia and Czech Republic are level at 1-1 at the end of the first day of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final in Belgrade, Serbia on 15-17 November.

 There is comprehensive coverage of the Final on the official Davis Cup website and social media all weekend. This includes a live blog, live scoring, daily reports, photographs, audio interviews, podcasts, video features and live streaming. The ITF has also launched an interactive social media page on DavisCup.com and CopaDavis.com. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com, www.twitter.com/daviscup, www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis and www.daviscup.tv.

 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 130 nations taking part in 2013 in the ITF’s centenary year. The competition is 114 years old having been founded in 1900. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner.


WORLD GROUP FINAL

 SERBIA level with CZECH REPUBLIC 1-1
 Venue: Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, SRB (hard – indoors)

 Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 75 61 64
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 64 63
 Ilija Bozoljac/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Jan Hajek/Lukas Rosol (CZE)
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)
 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 09:05:01 am
am I seeing this right?

berdych and stepanak are playing doubles today.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_1686



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/sports/tennis/serbs-and-czechs-are-tied-at-davis-cup.html?partner=rss&_r=0
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 16, 2013, 10:08:29 am
That is actually no surprise. The doubles match is crucial today. Tomorrow even Rosol can beat Lajovic.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: thetruth on November 16, 2013, 10:43:42 am
Yes, and this match may prove pivotal.

This is the final, isn't it?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 16, 2013, 11:15:14 am
Watching the doubles right now. This set has been intense. Would like the Serbian to take the 3rd. I think it will make thing very interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 11:22:29 am
que pasa the truth, Emma, sword tennis, general tee and the others.



I am actually out and about near the ocean.

I am going to catch this doubles match when I get home later this evening.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 16, 2013, 11:26:17 am
So the Czech takes it as suspected. Can you tell me why Nole didn't play the doubles? I mean Berdy is there so why not Nole?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 01:39:40 pm
nole did say he was tired from a long season.


no telling what is going to happen tomorrow now. I guess Serbia is counting on a big day tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 16, 2013, 01:57:46 pm
I think Novak electing not to play today pretty much sealed the fate of both teams. Congrats to the Czechs on their 2013 Davis Cup win.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 02:12:52 pm
que pasa general tented. damn good to see you as usual.


I want to see how berdy fares against nole tomorrow.


from a fan's standpoint it would be nice to see a tough, hard fought 5 set battle.


I am just not sure if berdy is fit enough for such a monumental battle.

guess we will find out tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: thetruth on November 16, 2013, 02:25:44 pm
I agree. May not have been a good move for Serbia, because they've essentially given up a lead to the Czechs. I'm rooting for the Czechs so hopefully Berdy will bring it tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 04:15:08 pm
berdy had been shut out of the slam picture because of sharks like fed, nadal, nole, and Andy Murray.

so this is a chance for some glory for berdy.

let's see if the Czech Republic can capitalize on this opportunity.



folks your tennis video center is rocking and rolling.


take full advantage. I can't do much with my cell phone but I am going to watch a couple of matches today when I get home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 04:17:32 pm
Yes, and this match may prove pivotal.

This is the final, isn't it?


it is final indeed.


hopefully we will get to see Spain making some waves in Davis cup next year.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 16, 2013, 11:53:42 pm
watch this guy for a moment. he should have picked up a tennis racquet when he was 2 or 3 year old:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onEkHHWzxW0
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 16, 2013, 11:58:21 pm
watch this guy for a moment. he should have picked up a tennis racquet when he was 2 or 3 year old:

That's fun! Thanks for sharing it.

It's weird, though, because I found myself holding my breath without even realizing it at first. It's SO FAST.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 12:02:25 am
que pasa general tented.


I just came across that video. I was fascinated beyond belief.


I played this game when I was a kid and I developed a killer forehand.

but these guys must be from outer space. I cant believe what they can do on that ping pong table.

such incredible spin and pace and so much consistency. mesmerizing stuff.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: tented on November 17, 2013, 12:09:31 am
que pasa general tented. damn good to see you as usual.


I want to see how berdy fares against nole tomorrow.


from a fan's standpoint it would be nice to see a tough, hard fought 5 set battle.


I am just not sure if berdy is fit enough for such a monumental battle.

guess we will find out tomorrow.


I hope Berdych can win, but I'm not holding my breath. He has collapsed under pressure too many times to trust him, you know? He has the game, but he loses confidence too often.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 12:14:36 am
berdych has a massive game. he just misses out at times on account of not being consistent enough in the clutch.

this man made the Wimbledon final in 2010.


I am not sure if anybody can beat nole on indoor hard courts at the moment.

berdych has to go for it tomorrow. he has to serve big. I mean really big.

that will keep some pressure on nole`s side of the net.




well I am hitting the sack general.


see you next time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 08:03:19 am
berdych working hard on his service game.



http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_609

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 08:06:02 am
3rd set point for nole.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 17, 2013, 08:07:28 am
Morning herc, I am on board. Missed the first few games. Long game here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 08:11:36 am
morning emma.


nole is working him to death for this game emma.


sure enough berdy blows his service game which he had to hold. we have seen this from him all too often.

he missed too many first serves and missed too many key shots which he had to make.

all credit to nole of course for putting everything back in play on return. he gives you very little to work with.

first set to nole. that should be the match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 08:47:27 am
berdy does what he does best: choke.

that was as easy a forehand as you will ever see and he basically **** in his pants.


general tented was right.  berdy  chokes way too much in key moments.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 08:58:27 am
nole has it all. now he has one of the biggest serves on the planet also.

it is absolutely money in the clutch.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 17, 2013, 10:01:06 am
But the real victory will still be decided in the next match though perhaps slightly predictable at this point.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 12:01:56 pm
you are 100% spot on emma.


looks like stepanek has the control of the proceedings so far.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_617
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 12:23:32 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/mobile-1_zps47e2fb6e.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/mobile-1_zps47e2fb6e.png.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 12:41:43 pm
stepanek derails lajovic 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 01:18:43 pm
to the Czech republic, davis cup is everything. it means a lot to them.


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/11/46/Davis-Cup-Final-Sunday-Serbia-Czech-Republic.aspx





"I don't think words can describe it," said Stepanek. "To defend this trophy means the world for us and our country. We waited 32 years for the second title and now we are one of five countries that have been able to defend the title.

"We played in Serbia, on their surface, in front of their fantastic crowd. We made history today. I felt great on the court here since Friday and I just proved it. I've been Top 10 singles, Top 10 doubles, I've won two Grand Slams, and played the Masters in singles and doubles, but winning the Davis Cup tops it all."





Last year, Stepanek also held his nerve against Nicolas Almagro in the fifth rubber to lift the Czechs to a 3-2 win over Spain in the final of the ITF men’s team competition. The Czech Republic has now won the Davis Cup crown three times, having also triumphed in 1980. 

"It's a dream," declared stand-in captain Vladimir Safarik. "The first thing I have to say, is it's a privilege to be on this team. Having Tomas and Radek on the team is something special. I'm really proud of my team, it's really amazing what they achieved. Radek is a real professional."
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 17, 2013, 01:27:16 pm
I am very happy for the Czech but I felt soooooooooooo sorry for lajovic. So much pressure and against such an experienced player. Last year Almagro had to take so much slack for his loss or rather cold looks by other Spaniards lol that I felt very sorry for him too.

So now we truly move on to the next phase - the exo phase, eh?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 02:17:41 pm
lajovic is ranked just outside the top 100. he is only 23 so there was just huge pressure on him today.

and on top of all that, the Czech team came in with considerable experience.

their chances skyrocketed as soon as it was learned that Tipsy would not be able to play.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Clay Death on November 17, 2013, 06:25:27 pm
congrats to the mighty Czech team:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/daviscup-301_zps33f6de80.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/daviscup-301_zps33f6de80.jpg.html)



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT
Post by: Emma on November 17, 2013, 07:59:43 pm
Very nice picture, love it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 18, 2013, 07:02:08 am
I had saved another one. now I cant find it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 18, 2013, 10:04:10 pm
2013 ATP Report Cards:


http://tennis.si.com/2013/11/18/atp-report-card-2013-rafael-nadal-roger-federer-novak-djokovic/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Embla on November 19, 2013, 03:54:06 am
http://www.elboyaldia.cl/noticia/deporte/nadal-vs-djokovic-en-vivo-gratis-online-copa-movistar-2013-chile

I only know a little spanish. But it looks like Rafa-Novak will play each other 20 november.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: tented on November 19, 2013, 04:01:05 am
http://www.elboyaldia.cl/noticia/deporte/nadal-vs-djokovic-en-vivo-gratis-online-copa-movistar-2013-chile

I only know a little spanish. But it looks like Rafa-Novak will play each other 20 november.


Cool! Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Embla on November 19, 2013, 04:25:08 am
Found out Rafas eco schedule for november:

12th – 16th Nov. Necker Cup Pro-Am, British Virgin Islands
17th Nov. Jockey Club, Lima, Peru, vs David Ferrer
20th Nov. Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, vs Novak Djokovic
21st Nov. Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
23rd Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
24th Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs Novak Djokovic

Rafa Novak playing twice! Hope they have some fun!
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 19, 2013, 06:10:39 am
thanks for posting the info.


that is an ambitious schedule for exos.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 19, 2013, 08:54:30 am
Found out Rafas eco schedule for november:

12th – 16th Nov. Necker Cup Pro-Am, British Virgin Islands
17th Nov. Jockey Club, Lima, Peru, vs David Ferrer
20th Nov. Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, vs Novak Djokovic
21st Nov. Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
23rd Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
24th Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs Novak Djokovic

Rafa Novak playing twice! Hope they have some fun!
 

Wow, that is almost 2 full weeks in South America. I hope Rafa knows what he is doing...
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 19, 2013, 09:50:49 am
they must be throwing a lot of money at them general Tee.

the other spill over benefit of all this activity is that they should be well prepared for the Australian open.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 19, 2013, 01:56:56 pm
http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2013-11-19/14212.php





Rafael Nadal Finishes No. 1, Ahead Of No. 2 Djokovic By 770 Ranking Points

by Staff | November 19th, 2013



 

The final 2013 rankings were released yesterday updated with the weekend’s Davis Cup results which included both of Novak Djokovic singles victories. Djokovic narrowed the gap slightly but Rafael Nadal still finishes 2013 with a sizable 770 point lead in the final ATP Rankings.

With Nadal having no points to defend in the month of January and Djokovic facing an Australian Open title defense, the Spaniard is assured of maintaining the No. 1 spot through the Australian swing and even into March.

Rafa will begin dropping points in February with 400 total points coming off from both Vina del Mar (150) and Sao Paulo (250), which still won’t be enough for the Dubai-defending Djokovic to pass.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: tented on November 19, 2013, 02:07:50 pm
Found out Rafas eco schedule for november:

12th – 16th Nov. Necker Cup Pro-Am, British Virgin Islands
17th Nov. Jockey Club, Lima, Peru, vs David Ferrer
20th Nov. Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, vs Novak Djokovic
21st Nov. Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
23rd Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
24th Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs Novak Djokovic

Rafa Novak playing twice! Hope they have some fun!

South America has become the place to be this time of year, I guess. Last year it was Federer, this year it's Rafa and Novak. I bet Murray goes next year. He and Rafa playing exhibitions would be awesome.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 20, 2013, 11:56:36 am
Found out Rafas eco schedule for november:

12th – 16th Nov. Necker Cup Pro-Am, British Virgin Islands
17th Nov. Jockey Club, Lima, Peru, vs David Ferrer
20th Nov. Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, vs Novak Djokovic
21st Nov. Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
23rd Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs David Nalbandian
24th Nov. La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina, vs Novak Djokovic

Rafa Novak playing twice! Hope they have some fun!

South America has become the place to be this time of year, I guess. Last year it was Federer, this year it's Rafa and Novak. I bet Murray goes next year. He and Rafa playing exhibitions would be awesome.

it would be cool to see the big 4 involved in a clay exo. all four at the same time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Emma on November 20, 2013, 07:25:35 pm
Exos don't hurt, really. It's all fun. If anything, it takes away the unnecessary tension. They can't always play highly competitive matches. Sometimes they should be fun; good for the soul too.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: masterclass on November 21, 2013, 04:27:42 pm
Hi all,

Generally speaking, I'm thinking the tour misses Murray, much as it missed Nadal, before his incredible return.  Hopefully he plays at the Australian Open.  I guess some of his preps will tell him for sure if he is ready to go.

Nadal has scheduled so many exhos and such.  I guess his knees must be in great shape after his triumphant 2013 season.  I only hope that we are not in for a repeat of 2008-2009.  It sort of smells like it to me.  But who knows?

The main story lines for me this year are:

1. Can Rafa pick up where he left off and how long will he be able to continue before something gives?  He is only one man.
Will he continue to play in hard court tournaments everywhere, or stick mostly to the clay? I hope after the Australian Open he either goes to South/Central America or takes a rest.  I don't want to see him in Rotterdam and Dubai.

2. How will Murray be after the surgery and the time off?  How much time will it take him to get back to his best form after 3.5 months out of action?

3. Will Spartan Stan continue to improve, or have we seen his best?

4. Which younger players will step up and start to consistently make it to the bigger tournament semis and finals? Dimitrov, Janowicz, Raonic, or someone else?  Pablo Carreño  improved from #654 to #65 last year.  Maybe we will see another jump up for him toward the top 30 where he can be seeded for majors?

5. How well will Federer do this year after his working vacation of last year?  Will his back hold up to the heavier schedule he has mentioned for this year? At which majors will be a significant factor (semis or better)?  Any?

6. Will Djokovic continue his consistent play of the last couple of years?  Will he be able to win a major outside of Australia this year?

7. Juan Martin Del Potro is #5 in the world, David Ferrer is #3.  Will they switch places this year? 

I'll give you my opinions after I hear what others have to say... :)

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 21, 2013, 08:23:16 pm
Hi all,

Generally speaking, I'm thinking the tour misses Murray, much as it missed Nadal, before his incredible return.  Hopefully he plays at the Australian Open.  I guess some of his preps will tell him for sure if he is ready to go.

Nadal has scheduled so many exhos and such.  I guess his knees must be in great shape after his triumphant 2013 season.  I only hope that we are not in for a repeat of 2008-2009.  It sort of smells like it to me.  But who knows?

The main story lines for me this year are:

1. Can Rafa pick up where he left off and how long will he be able to continue before something gives?  He is only one man.
Will he continue to play in hard court tournaments everywhere, or stick mostly to the clay? I hope after the Australian Open he either goes to South/Central America or takes a rest.  I don't want to see him in Rotterdam and Dubai.

2. How will Murray be after the surgery and the time off?  How much time will it take him to get back to his best form after 3.5 months out of action?

3. Will Spartan Stan continue to improve, or have we seen his best?

4. Which younger players will step up and start to consistently make it to the bigger tournament semis and finals? Dimitrov, Janowicz, Raonic, or someone else?  Pablo Carreño  improved from #654 to #65 last year.  Maybe we will see another jump up for him toward the top 30 where he can be seeded for majors?

5. How well will Federer do this year after his working vacation of last year?  Will his back hold up to the heavier schedule he has mentioned for this year? At which majors will be a significant factor (semis or better)?  Any?

6. Will Djokovic continue his consistent play of the last couple of years?  Will he be able to win a major outside of Australia this year?

7. Juan Martin Del Potro is #5 in the world, David Ferrer is #3.  Will they switch places this year? 

I'll give you my opinions after I hear what others have to say... :)

Respectfully,
masterclass



that is an incredible post general masterclass. I had to quote it so nobody misses it.


2014 is going to be the most exciting year of our times in the sport of tennis. so many questions need to be answered and they will get answered in 2014.



I am eagerly waiting for andy to return to the battlefield. looks like we will see him next on December 26th in abu dhabi.



as for nadal and all his exos on the hard courts, I can only think of a couple of things:

1. greed
2. he has his eyes set on the Australian Open title so he wants to keep playing and keep hitting the ball.


heavy topspin players have to hit constantly otherwise they lose their timing. timing can disappear in a week or less than a week.



nole`s level is unbelievably high at the moment. he has won 24 matches in a row. I am not sure he can maintain that level for all of next year.

the sport is far more brutal today than at any time in the past.

del potro and Spartan stan have to keep working hard if they want take it to the next level. I am impressed their progress in 2013 but their work is far from done.

I am also expecting a fairly strong return from Federer in 2014. he still has a big game. all that is missing is some consistency and fitness.

I think he should also start playing more doubles. it will help him in the long run.


note that doubles cant help everybody. it does not help nadal for instance. he plays his doubles from the baseline.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: masterclass on November 22, 2013, 01:44:31 am
Spot on general. 

What about the young guns I mentioned?  Do you see any chance for them to break through and take something this year, or will it take another couple of years?

I know Janowicz made it to the Wimbledon semi  last year before the eventual winner, Andy Murray, stopped him, but both Nadal and Federer were extricated from the premises very early, which helped open the door for him.  After that, Janowicz's back got hurt in the US Open and he had to stop playing for awhile.  None of the other young players has advanced that far in the majors.  They all have to improve on a few levels to seriously challenge the top players at this point.

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 22, 2013, 02:18:26 pm
I think jerzy has the highest potential of any young guns out there general masterclass.


next would dynamitrov ( a nickname developed by general Javier the fearless).


and then we have the youngster from Australia: nick kyrgios.


I think he is going places.




does the public buy the Bernard tomic stock right now? what is his true potential?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 22, 2013, 09:27:00 pm
I posted the semifinal and the gold medal match fro Beijing Olympics (2008).

nadal sort of went away and played too defensive in the 2nd set against nole.  nole capitalized on that and starting hitting out with greater freedom.

he pretty much ran away with the 2nd set. 3rd set was fascinating.

our collection of amazing, memorable matches is starting to look incredible thanks to all the hard work of CETSVids.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 22, 2013, 09:51:20 pm
Hi all,

Generally speaking, I'm thinking the tour misses Murray, much as it missed Nadal, before his incredible return.  Hopefully he plays at the Australian Open.  I guess some of his preps will tell him for sure if he is ready to go.

Nadal has scheduled so many exhos and such.  I guess his knees must be in great shape after his triumphant 2013 season.  I only hope that we are not in for a repeat of 2008-2009.  It sort of smells like it to me.  But who knows?

The main story lines for me this year are:

1. Can Rafa pick up where he left off and how long will he be able to continue before something gives?  He is only one man.
Will he continue to play in hard court tournaments everywhere, or stick mostly to the clay? I hope after the Australian Open he either goes to South/Central America or takes a rest.  I don't want to see him in Rotterdam and Dubai.

2. How will Murray be after the surgery and the time off?  How much time will it take him to get back to his best form after 3.5 months out of action?

3. Will Spartan Stan continue to improve, or have we seen his best?

4. Which younger players will step up and start to consistently make it to the bigger tournament semis and finals? Dimitrov, Janowicz, Raonic, or someone else?  Pablo Carreño  improved from #654 to #65 last year.  Maybe we will see another jump up for him toward the top 30 where he can be seeded for majors?

5. How well will Federer do this year after his working vacation of last year?  Will his back hold up to the heavier schedule he has mentioned for this year? At which majors will be a significant factor (semis or better)?  Any?

6. Will Djokovic continue his consistent play of the last couple of years?  Will he be able to win a major outside of Australia this year?

7. Juan Martin Del Potro is #5 in the world, David Ferrer is #3.  Will they switch places this year? 

I'll give you my opinions after I hear what others have to say... :)

Respectfully,
masterclass

Great post, masterclass :) Here is my opinion on your main points:

1. I am not very happy that Rafa has decided to play Doha next year. I believe the Abu Dhabi exho and the early rounds at the Australian Open will give him enough play practice to attack the title. After that I think he is going to play in South America before going to the American slow hardcourts.

2. Murray just started practicing for the first time since the injury the other day so I don't think he will be one of the favorites in Australia. I am , too, curious to see his form. Moreover, the Davis Cup tie USA - Great Britain is in San Diego (on clay !!!) and I am planning on attending each day. Hopefully Murray travels with the team and plays :)

3. Stan lost a heart breaker in Australia against Nole this year, he played amazing tennis and I expect him to repeat, if not better, that performance next year.

4. Since I am a big fan of Dimitrov, I expect 2014 to be his breakthrough year. Realistically, he can enter the Top 20 around the clay season but I will not be surprised if he gets even higher. His fitness has improved, so has his confidence after beating Nole this year and winning his first ATP title. I also expect Jerzy to win a title and reach Top 10, he has great potential but needs to stay healthy. Big guys tend to get injured more often.

5. After one of his worst years Federer will bounce back in my opinion. Australian Open - Rotterdam - Dubai give him a great chance to record some wins and win a title. We will see if his back problems persist, though. Agassi at that age was starting to have significant problems with his back.

6. Dokovic will undoubtedly be the favorite in Australia and the following hardcourt tournaments. But I have a gut feeling that he won't be able to defend his Australian Open crown.

7. David Ferrer is getting old (I know how unbelievable this sounds) and I expect him to decline this year. Moreover, he has a lot of points to defend so I do not expect him to keep his #3 position for too long.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Emma on November 23, 2013, 11:49:55 am
I personally think Andy's back injury is being either overestimated or underestimated by fans given their respective perspectives on the matter. And I don't mean masterclass by that. I think he's asking the right questions. Since we have no idea to what extent Murray's back injury was therefore, the surgery, we can only speculate so much.

As to young guns, I think both Dimitrov and Janowicz have done well considering but I believe it's Dimitrov who's going to take things to next level. JJ still has a bit of process to go through. He still hasn't been exposed to everything. There are still many missing elements as far as the whole picture is concerned. Raonic is already there so he might just become one of the main contenders at the Slams. He's been exposed considerably and has the right kind of experience by now.

Nole, I believe, will keep his consistency alive and will keep his stakes high as usual. I also believe he'll be very hungry for AO given that he'd been denied 3 Slams since last AO. He is and will be the man to beat.

Nadal, I feel, will have to rely on a good draw to make the AO final. It will be interesting to see how he feels after the long season this year. Fitness therefore confidence is the key to his winning streak.

Del Potro should take over Ferrer and should be able to do more than he does next year and same can be applied to Stan. I will throw Berdych in this mix as well. He didn't have a very good year this year but that can always change.

Federer, of course, is the dark horse. He had a really bad year this year but that is to be expected at this stage. Now that he is without a coach, it will be interesting to see how much can he hold on his own going forward. Even a new coach won't be as promising as the problem is not with the coach but Federer himself. 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Emma on November 23, 2013, 11:52:30 am
The likes of Del Potro, Stan, Berdych can only push Nole at Majors but at the end of the day, Nole will pull it off as he's the better player. You will be hard pressed if you believe any of these players will be able to do this when Nole is in his prime.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 23, 2013, 08:07:52 pm
my 3 breakout stars for 2014 are dimitrov, jerzy, and nick kyrgios.

del potro and Spartan stan are rock solid players now and they will continue to do well. I think they found their level for now.
del potro may show a little greater potential than Spartan stan because of his superior, more consistent ground game.

now its all about the next breakout star. I have a feeling that all 3 that I have listed above will find a way to make some noise in 2014. these 3 have the size and the easy power off the ground. they have the big serves too. with better coaching and improved fitness they could make a few waves.


jury is out on ferru. he never gets old and he never gets tired. I thought he was worn out in 2012 after he took home 7 titles.

then he comes right back in 2013 and makes the final at RG. he also made the final 8 at London.

if I was a betting man, I say don't count out ferru. he may find a way to finish among the top players again in 2014.

the man must be a fitness fanatic.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 23, 2013, 11:58:49 pm
the great bjorn borg center is up and running finally.

feel free to start a conversation on borg anytime you please.


are there any other players that you have in mind?


I know we are small right now but we wont be in a year or so.

so we can expect a few more folks here by the end of next year. these things simply take some time.

individual pro player center will do better with more folks around quite obviously. we will get there eventually.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 24, 2013, 11:35:05 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/David-Nalbandian-farewell-2013_3040878_zps0ccb70fe.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/David-Nalbandian-farewell-2013_3040878_zps0ccb70fe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 25, 2013, 12:24:49 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/David-Nalbandian-farewell-2013_3040878_zps0ccb70fe.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/David-Nalbandian-farewell-2013_3040878_zps0ccb70fe.jpg.html)

He looks awful happy.

He didn't beat Rafa, did he?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 12:30:28 am
i heard he beat rafa a couple of days ago but he lost this time.


i am about to post a few pics of rafa at the rafa center. you may or may not have seen them already.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 25, 2013, 12:49:41 am
as for nadal and all his exos on the hard courts, I can only think of a couple of things:

1. greed
2. he has his eyes set on the Australian Open title so he wants to keep playing and keep hitting the ball.
[/quote]

Your number one sounds like you know who.

My girl, Clarky21.

Watch yourself!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 12:53:39 am
as for nadal and all his exos on the hard courts, I can only think of a couple of things:

1. greed
2. he has his eyes set on the Australian Open title so he wants to keep playing and keep hitting the ball.

Your number one sounds like you know who.

My girl, Clarky21.

Watch yourself!
[/quote]



i am not following you. what happened? is clarky around?




as for the exos, i guess he knows he has to take it easy now pretty much. you know i am constantly worried about the knees.



by the way how are you liking the new changes: we are simpler and more elegant now.

and God will always occupy the highest possible position at Camelot from now on. that is the way it has to be Camelot.

we are going to set an awesome example to the sporting world.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 25, 2013, 01:16:22 am
i heard he beat rafa a couple of days ago but he lost this time.


i am about to post a few pics of rafa at the rafa center. you may or may not have seen them already.

Clarky was always lamenting the fact that Rafa overplayed based on greed.

No, Clarky isn't around. You know she likes to spend her time crushing people's spirits at the other place.

I saw the new Rafa pictures. Thanks.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 01:32:51 am
i heard he beat rafa a couple of days ago but he lost this time.


i am about to post a few pics of rafa at the rafa center. you may or may not have seen them already.

Clarky was always lamenting the fact that Rafa overplayed based on greed.

No, Clarky isn't around. You know she likes to spend her time crushing people's spirits at the other place.

I saw the new Rafa pictures. Thanks.



ok i understand now. its hard to figure out what all those people saying 1/2 the time. and who has time to read all their posts anyway.

i glance at a few of them with lightening speed.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 01:42:13 am
i am going to grab some sleep "the truth" see you tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 09:15:33 am
best ATP matches of 2013:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/11/48/Best-ATP-Matches-5-To-3.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 25, 2013, 01:32:42 pm
this one is for you "the truth":


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/safe-301_zps428ea401.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/safe-301_zps428ea401.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Emma on November 25, 2013, 06:23:31 pm
best ATP matches of 2013:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/11/48/Best-ATP-Matches-5-To-3.aspx

Murray/Ferrer Miami final made the cut. LOL. Well, I did think it was quite dramatic but from a Andy fan's perspective, it was quite draining.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Embla on November 26, 2013, 07:22:53 am
Looking forward to the tennis season to start!
I have been going out way too much lately. During tournaments I am like glued to tv or computer. When season stopps I want to be more social.
But now I just want tennis to start again!

Just read something Rafas coach Toni said.. they aim for AO, want to make history.
Butterflies in my tummy! 3 strong contenders.. Rafa, Novak and Andy.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 26, 2013, 10:32:58 am
Looking forward to the tennis season to start!
I have been going out way too much lately. During tournaments I am like glued to tv or computer. When season stopps I want to be more social.
But now I just want tennis to start again!

Just read something Rafas coach Toni said.. they aim for AO, want to make history.
Butterflies in my tummy! 3 strong contenders.. Rafa, Novak and Andy.


I will have to check that out.


I bet they are all dreaming of #14 in Australia over there in Mallorca.

nadal's family must be excited at the prospects.

you don't get too many chances to make this kind of history in sports.

sporting immortality does not come easy and often.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Mr.Tee on November 26, 2013, 08:14:01 pm
Looking forward to the tennis season to start!
I have been going out way too much lately. During tournaments I am like glued to tv or computer. When season stopps I want to be more social.
But now I just want tennis to start again!

Just read something Rafas coach Toni said.. they aim for AO, want to make history.
Butterflies in my tummy! 3 strong contenders.. Rafa, Novak and Andy.


I will have to check that out.


I bet they are all dreaming of #14 in Australia over there in Mallorca.

nadal's family must be excited at the prospects.

you don't get too many chances to make this kind of history in sports.

sporting immortality does not come easy and often.

Plus, it is going to be Pistol Pete giving the trophy ;) I think that is a good sign for Rafa!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 26, 2013, 10:14:28 pm
Looking forward to the tennis season to start!
I have been going out way too much lately. During tournaments I am like glued to tv or computer. When season stopps I want to be more social.
But now I just want tennis to start again!

Just read something Rafas coach Toni said.. they aim for AO, want to make history.
Butterflies in my tummy! 3 strong contenders.. Rafa, Novak and Andy.


I will have to check that out.


I bet they are all dreaming of #14 in Australia over there in Mallorca.

nadal's family must be excited at the prospects.

you don't get too many chances to make this kind of history in sports.

sporting immortality does not come easy and often.

Plus, it is going to be Pistol Pete giving the trophy ;) I think that is a good sign for Rafa!

I had the opposite reaction.

I thought it was going to be good for Nole.

Nole is the one who said Pete was his idol growing up. Nadal practically said the game was boring when Sampras played. Nole also went to talk to Pete about being and staying on top. I think Nole is going to feel more motivated if Pete gives out the trophy.

Either way, it will be interesting.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 26, 2013, 10:33:16 pm
the truth check your pm when you get a chance.



let me know if you want me to create a special board for you. it only takes me 10 seconds to do it and I am up right now.




also that "forehand of doom" character is really funny. I sent him an email yesterday but he never responded.


looks like he likes a huge audience anyway.



crissty, the order, cmm, and michaelnadal are pretty cool too.



well we have all the time in the world anyway. sooner or later the good word about Camelot is sure to get around.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 27, 2013, 12:01:08 am
the truth check your pm when you get a chance.



let me know if you want me to create a special board for you. it only takes me 10 seconds to do it and I am up right now.




also that "forehand of doom" character is really funny. I sent him an email yesterday but he never responded.


looks like he likes a huge audience anyway.



crissty, the order, cmm, and michaelnadal are pretty cool too.



well we have all the time in the world anyway. sooner or later the good word about Camelot is sure to get around.




I saw it and responded.

Yes. The Forehand of Doom is awesome. He cracks me up.

i like all of the posters you mentioned. I hope they come over here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 27, 2013, 12:12:10 am
the truth check your pm when you get a chance.



let me know if you want me to create a special board for you. it only takes me 10 seconds to do it and I am up right now.




also that "forehand of doom" character is really funny. I sent him an email yesterday but he never responded.


looks like he likes a huge audience anyway.



crissty, the order, cmm, and michaelnadal are pretty cool too.



well we have all the time in the world anyway. sooner or later the good word about Camelot is sure to get around.




I saw it and responded.

Yes. The Forehand of Doom is awesome. He cracks me up.

i like all of the posters you mentioned. I hope they come over here.



they don't know us well enough yet. it will take some time as we are too new.


i minimize this site and open up the other site. so I am just one click away from either site.

also I never want to post in all the threads there anyway. just one or 2 might interest me.


so I am able to help build this site and also goof off at other sites all at the same time. it does not seem to take any extra time for me. and i am just relaxing anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 27, 2013, 12:55:31 am
Thank you, CD.

I just saw it and am so excited.

Obviously I have some stuff to get off my chest in a non-threatening and passive-aggressive manner.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 27, 2013, 08:12:33 am
best grand slam matches of 2013:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/11/48/Best-Grand-Slam-Matches-5-to-3.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 27, 2013, 10:30:34 pm
thetruth do you remember this picture?



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/borg-306_zps548656e2.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/borg-306_zps548656e2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 28, 2013, 12:45:08 am
happy thanksgiving day everybody.




(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/sampras-400_zps5ff60dc9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/sampras-400_zps5ff60dc9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: thetruth on November 28, 2013, 03:29:48 am
Kinda.

Which year was it, do you remember?

It's vaguely coming back.

Seems like it was 2005 or 2006.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 28, 2013, 09:15:20 am
Kinda.

Which year was it, do you remember?

It's vaguely coming back.

Seems like it was 2005 or 2006.

I forget too.


I think it might have been 2006.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Clay Death on November 28, 2013, 06:49:15 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/exosampras--300_zps002dceeb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/exosampras--300_zps002dceeb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS CHAT AND DISCUSSIONS
Post by: Emma on November 28, 2013, 07:39:59 pm
I had the opposite reaction.

I thought it was going to be good for Nole.

Nole is the one who said Pete was his idol growing up. Nadal practically said the game was boring when Sampras played. Nole also went to talk to Pete about being and staying on top. I think Nole is going to feel more motivated if Pete gives out the trophy.

Either way, it will be interesting.

That's quite right actually. I don't think Nadal has much respect for Sampras' game but both Nole and Federer tend to idolize Sampras, In fact, many players do. I am not sure about Murray and how he feels about Pete but I know his idol was Agassi.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 02, 2013, 01:20:49 pm
dynamitrov and Spartan stan:



(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/dyna-1_zpsd53591d4.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/dyna-1_zpsd53591d4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 02, 2013, 02:04:05 pm
Net talk:


who is playing where





http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/article/553/9053459/net-talk-whos-playing-where
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 02, 2013, 02:06:31 pm
hot shots of 2013:




http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/12/49/Hot-Shots-Nos-10-To-6.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 02, 2013, 11:13:08 pm
tennis channel is showing the nadal vs Daniel brands match from RG for the 2nd time today.

plenty of action from RG at the tennis channel if you happen to miss some of it. here is your chance to catch it.



and of course we have our tennis video center here that offers quite a selection of matches to catch during the holidays.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 03, 2013, 10:21:42 am
http://tennis.si.com/2013/12/02/daily-bagel-atp-golden-era/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 04, 2013, 07:39:09 pm
Federer again testing larger racquets:




http://tennis.si.com/2013/12/03/roger-federer-testing-larger-racket-head-frames/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 04, 2013, 09:53:07 pm
rafa fans check out the tennis video center.


general CETSVids has brought a huge shipment of rafa matches from RG.

this is truly an astonishing collection.

enjoy and tell all your friends about it.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 05, 2013, 02:25:09 pm
hopefully Andy will be able to take full advantage of the clay season in 2014.
it will help him at Wimbledon.

I am picking Andy to snatch the Wimbledon crown.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 05, 2013, 06:12:27 pm
biggest upsets of 2013:



Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 05, 2013, 07:53:54 pm
Federer may not appoint another coach:



http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/12/federer-may-not-appoint-another-coach-undecided-davis-cup/49903/#.UqEt0GeA19A
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 05, 2013, 08:59:07 pm
here is something for the Nole fans:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool%20pix-2/FANSNOLE-300_zpsbae87736.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool%20pix-2/FANSNOLE-300_zpsbae87736.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 06, 2013, 08:44:05 am
biggest comebacks of 2013:



http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/12/49/Biggest-Comebacks-10-To-6.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 06, 2013, 08:32:21 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool%20pix4/fed-17_zps8ee6f3f1.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool%20pix4/fed-17_zps8ee6f3f1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 06, 2013, 08:50:32 pm
here is something for the Federer fans:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/COOL5/FED-17A_zps21f71181.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/COOL5/FED-17A_zps21f71181.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 06, 2013, 09:14:35 pm
I came across the roger Federer photo gallery.


check it out:


http://rogerfedererfan.wordpress.com/rf-gallery/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on December 08, 2013, 06:27:54 pm
hopefully Andy will be able to take full advantage of the clay season in 2014.
it will help him at Wimbledon.

I am picking Andy to snatch the Wimbledon crown.

Clay season will not help Andy on grass. If anything he should probably play as less as possible. I am looking forward to him defending Wimbledon.

But he's been so good at AO too - made 3 finals out of 4 starting from 2010 and the time he didn't make it was because he was in Nole's half and lost to him in a very hard fought heart wrenching sem-final. So not sure how that will go next year considering his recent back surgery.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 08, 2013, 06:40:21 pm
we will get an early look at Andy in just about 2 weeks now.

he will play Tsonga on the 26th in abu dhabi.

mark your calendar.


I think he will do just fine. I am expecting him to be stronger than ever.

no more back pain for a change. he had suffered long enough.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on December 08, 2013, 06:51:29 pm
I think he played a few points or games this week. All other times he was just practicing. Anyway, won't be surprised if he loses to Tsonga though. I am just he'll be back. Can't wait to see him. It's been really long since his stay at USO was brief and I didn't even get to see most of his matches there. So Wimbledon final was the last I clearly remember.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 08, 2013, 07:51:17 pm
we have a fabulous selection of matches now at the CETSVids Video Center.


don't forget to check out some of Andy's matches there.


 ;D ;D

I agree. we need Andy back on the tour. it will be good to see him out there doing his thing.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 09, 2013, 10:24:05 am
we continue to grow a little bit. 50+ members would be quite a milestone for us considering how new we are.

we are just 4 members removed from hitting 50.

it is so easy to be a member here and we all have so much flexibility. you can do whatever you please here.


you can create any number of threads you please. you can have your own board and pursue any idea or field you please.

I just created a football thread for those who might want to talk a little bit of European football.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 09, 2013, 10:41:33 am
net talk: reasons for success:


http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/article/553/9065414/net-talk-the-reasons-for-success





By: Andy Schooler (Twitter: @NetTalkTennis)


Last Updated: December 9 2013, 12:50 GMT

In this week's column, I've taken a look at the statistics which shaped the ATP World Tour in 2013.

 
John Isner: Topped the ace count and the break points saved list

John Isner: Topped the ace count and the break points saved list



 
All the stats below come straight from the ATP and they certainly provide some insight into why Rafael Nadal ended the year as world number one and the areas where the likes of Roger Federer went wrong.

I hope you find it of interest and remember if you have any feedback on the Net Talk column, you can contact me via email at tennisfeedback@sportinglife.com or Twitter at @NetTalkTennis.

Aces: It's probably no surprise to see that John Isner topped this list for the second year running with 979 in his 60 matches, although he fell short of 2012's tally of 1005. Milos Raonic was next with 883 from the next number of matches. They were both well ahead of Kevin Anderson (651 from 60) with Nicolas Almagro possibly a surprise name in fourth (622 from 65). Novak Djokovic was 12th in the list (476 from 76; average 6.26 per match), Roger Federer 20th (399 from 62; 6.44), Andy Murray 29th (353 from 49; 7.20) and Rafael Nadal 52nd (221 from 81; 2.73).

1st serve percentage: Only Roberto Bautista Agut got his first serve in play more often than Nadal in 2013. The lesser-known Spaniard hit the spot with 71 per cent of his first serves; Nadal 69. Djokovic managed 66 per cent, Federer 63 and Murray 62. Arguably the most striking statistic is that despite regularly hitting the ball down at 135mph-plus, Isner sits fifth on the list having got 68 per cent of his first serves in play.




1st serve points won: Raonic was a clear winner on this count, claiming more than eight out of every 10 points played on his first serve, 82 per cent to be precise. Sam Querrey (79) also finished ahead of ace leader Isner (78), who was third in this list. Federer was the best of the 'Big Four', finishing sixth on tour in this category with 76 per cent, which will give him plenty of hope for 2014. Djokovic (75) was 12th, Murray (75) 16th and world number one Nadal (73) 24th.

2nd serve points won: This is a category which really suggests it is particularly important in terms of success as the first two in the list are Djokovic, who won 60 per cent of the points behind his second serve, and Nadal (57). Federer (55) was fifth on the list but Murray's 19th place with 52 per cent suggests this is an area he'll need to improve if he is to become world number one in the forthcoming season. Of the huge servers, it's interesting to note that Isner (56) performs considerably better than Raonic (53) in this category.

Break points saved: Again, it's probably no surprise to learn that Isner, who won 71 per cent of break points on his own delivery, tops this list. However, seeing Nadal (69) in second helps show exactly why he has such a reputation as a fighter. The statistics in the categories above suggest many other players are better than Nadal in the service department, in particular his arch rival Djokovic. Yet here Nadal towers over his main rivals at the top of the game. Djokovic (65) is down in 15th place, behind both Murray (66) and Federer (65).

Service games won: You can split the serve down however you like but the most important category is the amount of service games you actually win. Here it's no surprise to see Raonic (91 per cent) and Isner (90) first and second. But, despite being fairly low in some of the lists above, Nadal is third on this one, winning 88 per cent of his service games. Djokovic (88) was fifth in this category and Roger Federer (87) sixth. Again, there's room for improvement for Murray here. He finished 14th on the list with 85 per cent.

1st serve return points won: Moving onto return statistics and you see exactly why the world's best are ranked where they are. It's no surprise to see Djokovic, a man regularly referred to as the world's best returner, top here. He wins 35 per cent of points on return of serve, as does second-placed Nadal. Neither is it a surprise to see David Ferrer third and Murray fourth, both with 34 per cent. Federer is a far-from-shabby sixth, just behind Fabio Fognini, with 33 per cent.

2nd serve return points won: The same names largely still rule on return of second serve with the notable exception being that Federer is significantly lower in this category. Ferrer (56) tops the list with Djokovic (55), Murray (55) and Nadal (54) also in the top five. However, Federer is down at 20th on this list, winning 'just' 51 per cent of points.

Break points converted: You often hear that the best players play the big points so well. This category should help show this. Nadal is second, winning 47 per cent of the break points he created. The category winner? Nikolay Davydenko (48). Murray is fifth behind Ivan Dodig and Almagro (all 44). It's perhaps a tad surprising to see Djokovic 12th (42) but the fact Federer is only 27th here, winning only 39 per cent of his break points, is a significant factor in his relatively disappointing campaign. A further study of the figures shows Federer created, on average, 8.31 break points per match, compared to 8.17 by Nadal. There you see the importance of the Spaniard's greater conversion percentage.

Return games won: The final category; another that sees the cream rise to the top and another which shows why Federer struggled to compete with the very best in 2014. Nadal tops this tree having won 34 per cent of his return games. Djokovic and Ferrer (both 33) follow, with Murray fourth (31). Federer is 10th on this list with 26 per cent - again a big difference between him and his nemesis Nadal.

Betting

Our betting partners Sky Bet already have numerous stat-based specials on offer ahead of the 2014 ATP season.

John Isner is 4/5 to serve the most aces on the tour for the third successive season, while Milos Raonic is tucked in behind him in the betting at 5/4. It's 14/1 bar those two.

Sky Bet also have a market for which player will have the best percentage of break points saved. Again, this year's winner Isner starts favourite. He's offered at 11/8 with Raonic a 9/4 shot.

Rafael Nadal would appear to be the early value in this market though. Only Isner was in front of him this year yet he can be backed at 7/1.

Other ATP specials now priced up including nationality markets, to finish in the top eight and to win a Masters 1000 title.

To place your bets, or simply check out all the available odds, visit Sky Bet's website.

I'll be previewing both the 2014 ATP and WTA seasons in the coming weeks, bringing you my opinions on the best bets to be had before a ball is hit.

Book reviews



Know a tennis fan and stuck for Christmas presents? Then you may want to check out my book reviews over the coming week.

I'll be reviewing books by Andy Murray, Jimmy Connors and journalist Neil Harman. Make sure to revisit sportinglife.com in the coming days.

What you may have missed

British number three Heather Watson has hired Diego Veronelli as her new coach.

Maria Sharapova played her first match since August on Friday, losing an exhibition contest to Ana Ivanovic in Colombia.

Former British number two and top-100 player Mel South announced her retirement.

This week in tennis

Monday to Sunday: Junior tennis takes centre stage with the prestigious Orange Bowl tournament taking place in Florida. The under-18 tournament has been won in the past by the likes of Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Caroline Wozniacki. There is also an under-16 event taking place on the clay courts of Plantation. The best British hope would appear to be in the latter where Izzy Wallace is among the GB representatives.

Friday: Kim Clijsters will be back on court at her invitational event in Belgium. She's due to play mixed doubles alongside Xavier Malisse. They will face Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens and Henri Leconte. Flipkens will also play a singles match against Ana Ivanovic.

Sunday: This is the deadline to get your request in for an application form for the Wimbledon ballot. If your letter isn't at the All England Club by today, you won't get a form.

Twitter

With this week's events in mind Kim Clijsters (@clijsterskim) is still active on Twitter, while @OrangeBwlTennis is the official feed of the aforementioned junior event. However, it will also be worth following Colette Lewis (@zootennis), who follows the junior tour in great detail and certainly has her finger on the pulse.

Don't forget @SportingLife and @NetTalkTennis will keep you in touch with us.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 09, 2013, 10:44:48 pm
this painting of Rafa sold for $35,000.00. all the proceeds went to the Rafa Foundation:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool40/Rafa__zps49bcf1fb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool40/Rafa__zps49bcf1fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 10, 2013, 12:30:28 am
Interesting breakdown.

This shows that Federer isn't too far away, but he's not as well executing in the big moments.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 10, 2013, 12:32:24 am
this painting of Rafa sold for $35,000.00. all the proceeds went to the Rafa Foundation:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool40/Rafa__zps49bcf1fb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/cool40/Rafa__zps49bcf1fb.jpg.html)

I guess some people have money to burn.

I wouldn't pay $35 for that graffiti.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 10, 2013, 11:33:36 am
interesting and informative stats and read:



http://sports.yahoo.com/news/roger-federer-rafael-nadal-thorny-subject-competitive-eras-170300220--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 10, 2013, 09:57:41 pm
interesting and informative stats and read:



http://sports.yahoo.com/news/roger-federer-rafael-nadal-thorny-subject-competitive-eras-170300220--ten.html

That's a great article. Sums up my feelings to a tee!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 11, 2013, 07:06:11 pm
hey folks did you see this?

lendl, johnny mac, cash, and Connors all over again in Charlotte, North Carolina:



http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/10083?utm_source=rss
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 11, 2013, 07:09:18 pm
Spanish player falls under match fixing investigation:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/10512332/Spanish-player-falls-under-match-fixing-investigation-as-victim-of-Russian-betting-mafia.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 12, 2013, 12:31:40 am
Federer's climb to fame--2004-2008---matches are the latest addition at your tennis video center.


enjoy the matches.




**please don't forget to thanks general CETSVids for all his hard work as he spans the globe to bring you the finest matches to enjoy.



dole out some praise when you have a moment. a little appreciation is not much to ask for his incredible effort.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 12, 2013, 01:49:13 am
Yep.

We should thank him every day for this invaluable service.

Thanks, CETSVids.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 12, 2013, 07:48:17 pm
andy murray wins another award:



http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/article/553/9069937/murray-wins-top-sja-award
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 13, 2013, 08:55:35 am
2013 by the numbers: match wins




http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/12/50/ATP-By-The-Numbers-2013-Part-3.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 14, 2013, 10:16:39 pm
who are the best under pressure:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/12/50/FedEx-Best-Under-Pressure.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 15, 2013, 11:27:51 pm
ok folks I have the Australian open ticker on the top left.

you can click on any headline and get the full article.





we also have ALL the breaking news on ALL of the sports from around the globe at the wide world of sports center.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 16, 2013, 01:39:14 am
Who are the best under pressure?

Rafa and Novak

Now, I'll read the article.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 16, 2013, 12:36:25 pm
about these tickers on the top left:

all you have to do is click on the headlines and you can read the whole article.




 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 16, 2013, 11:43:46 pm
Updated Dec 16, 2013 5:11 PM ET
 

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)

Vitali Klitschko is leaving boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader.




 

Klitschko vacated his WBC world heavyweight title on Monday and said he doesn't expect to fight again as he pursues a presidential bid in his home country, where citizens have been protesting for weeks in Kiev over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to shun closer ties with the European Union and push his country toward Russia.

The World Boxing Council proclaimed Klitschko a ''Champion Emeritus,'' a move that would allow him to challenge the new champion directly should he wish to resume his career.

''This offer makes it theoretically possible to return to the ring, which I cannot imagine at all happening as things stand now,'' Klitschko said in a statement. ''I am now concentrating on the politics in Ukraine, I feel people need me there.''




Klitschko is a lawmaker and chairman of the opposition party Udar (Punch) and intends to run for president in 2015.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 17, 2013, 12:56:05 pm
andy murray is relishing the comeback:



http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/article/553/9077277/andy-murray-relishing-comeback
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 17, 2013, 01:01:19 pm
maria sharapovs opens up about the split with jimmy Connors:


http://tennis.si.com/2013/12/16/maria-sharapova-jimmy-connors-new-york-times/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 17, 2013, 11:03:50 pm
I have 4 incredible tickers at the top left.

the first two are about the Australian Open and the French Open. our next two slams.


the last two are about the latest tennis news.


all you have to do is click on the headlines to read the full article.




 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 18, 2013, 08:01:47 am
interesting new development. Boris Becker has joined Nole's coaching team:



http://sports.yahoo.com/news/djokovic-hires-boris-becker-coach-115647199--ten.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 18, 2013, 10:32:48 am
I just saw that.

Very interesting turn of events.

Djokovic is hungry for more titles.

Andy is hungry.

Rafa is hungry.

2014 is going to be off the charts.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 18, 2013, 05:42:14 pm
looks like Nole is putting together quite a team.


he is spending the big bucks to get a guy like Boris Becker.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 18, 2013, 08:37:55 pm
I have added another cool feature at the wide world of sports center:

now we have a wta tennis breaking news, video, and photo feeds that are constantly being updated automatically.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2013, 08:59:34 am
Boris Becker inspired by Andy and Lendl:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/novakdjokovic/10530352/Boris-Becker-Andy-Murray-inspired-me-to-take-role-with-Novak-Djokovic.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2013, 09:05:06 am
wildcard playoffs/2014 Australian Open links are provided by general CETSVids at the tennis video center.

check them out and enjoy the tennis.


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2013, 09:09:32 am
more matches have been added at the Federer's climb to fame thread at CETSVids Tennis Video Center.


CETSVids tennis video center is the place to relive the experience of the best matches in tennis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2013, 07:51:20 pm
more bad news for Lance Armstrong:



http://tracking.si.com/2013/12/13/italian-cyclist-says-lance-armstrong-paid-him-off/?sct=obnetwork
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL TALK, TENNIS/SPORTS TALK SHOW: NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2013, 11:22:14 pm
a hearty welcome to all the new folks. welcome to Camelot.

post anywhere you wish or please and have fun.



I have just created a Kids Center. so now we have something for the kids also. I will start adding cool stuff to the kids center tomorrow.


this is a very cool place. it is unlike any other sports place you have ever seen.

here you rule. here you do whatever your heart desires.


here you create a million topics and threads if you wish.

all you have to do is click on "new topic" and you can start creating your own threads.


here nobody will ever bother you, harass you, or confront you.

here you can be yourself.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 21, 2013, 12:36:51 am
photos: how are the players preparing for the next slam:


http://tennis.si.com/2013/12/20/tennis-preseason-roger-federer-maria-sharapova-rafael-nadal/?eref=si_tennis&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fsi_tennis+%28SI.com+-+Tennis%29
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 21, 2013, 08:47:01 am
morning sports fans.

weekend is here. let the good times roll.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on December 21, 2013, 09:37:13 am
What is the most anticipating factor going into 2014?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 21, 2013, 10:05:19 am
more bad news for Lance Armstrong:



http://tracking.si.com/2013/12/13/italian-cyclist-says-lance-armstrong-paid-him-off/?sct=obnetwork

That's pretty ridiculous, that someone would go to those lengths to be a winner, and end up being a loser anyway.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 21, 2013, 10:07:02 am
That pretty much sums it up!

Great job with your vision.

It's coming to pass.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 22, 2013, 06:21:14 am
What is the most exciting exchange you've ever witnessed on a tennis court. A fascinating tiebreak, a reeling off of multiple games, a glorious comeback?

Post special moments you'd like to share with others.

My most recent is Rafa vs. Novak in the 2013 USO. Down 0-40, 4-all, one point and Novak serves for the third set. Rafa saves all the break points, breaks Nole, and goes on to finish the match 6-1 in the 4th.

I was watching it along with others at TW and The Order, a great poster, said, "I %@!&ing love this guy.

I was LOLing, because in that instant I felt the exact same way!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 22, 2013, 08:58:04 am
that whole 2013 u.s. open match was special. nole would catch on fire.


it took a lot to break his will and his spirit.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on December 22, 2013, 04:26:55 pm
Andy and Wimbledon guys for me. Nothing can top that moment. I almost feel as if I am done after that big win and don't even feel like watching tennis anymore.

Btw, since you know I never got to celebrate the win in the way I wanted to, I've decided to do it on Christmas night. I bought some Champagne and will be celebrating with some close friends and sister at my place. No cooking for me however just ordered in some not so traditional stuff. There will be only 1 kid and that's my 8 year old lover ;P but I've bought his most favourite gift from his wishlist (Lego marvel superheros etc. etc.), which is still a surprise. Once he has that, there will be no trace of him. No seriously, he'll be in the other room doing his thing while the adults will be busy eating and drinking in the dining room. Life can be good, yes. :)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 22, 2013, 05:50:47 pm
just 3 days to go now for the abu dhabi event.

I cant wait to see some life top flight tennis.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 22, 2013, 05:51:06 pm
that whole 2013 u.s. open match was special. nole would catch on fire.


it took a lot to break his will and his spirit.

Yes, but break it he did.

I am still trying to figure out Nole's foibles. When I watch his matches I always get the feeling that something is missing, but I can't tell just what.

Here is a part of my half baked theory.

Novak can get extremely hot and run off a blistering array of winners, but then he can just as quickly dissolve into a one man wrecking machine making dubious decisions and losing heart.

His patterns are starting to look a lot like Federer's. If he can't overwhelm you, he gets frustrated and sulks for a bit before he comes roaring back, but lately, he's been staying in a funk a little too long and you can't do that against Rafa, because he senses that and become even more aggressive.

At least, that's my take.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 22, 2013, 05:58:18 pm
that whole 2013 u.s. open match was special. nole would catch on fire.


it took a lot to break his will and his spirit.

Yes, but break it he did.

I am still trying to figure out Nole's foibles. When I watch his matches I always get the feeling that something is missing, but I can't tell just what.

Here is a part of my half baked theory.

Novak can get extremely hot and run off a blistering array of winners, but then he can just as quickly dissolve into a one man wrecking machine making dubious decisions and losing heart.

His patterns are starting to look a lot like Federer's. If he can't overwhelm you, he gets frustrated and sulks for a bit before he comes roaring back, but lately, he's been staying in a funk a little too long and you can't do that against Rafa, because he senses that and become even more aggressive.

At least, that's my take.



good to see you around lady TT.

that is a great post. I would have to agree.


nole is an awesome talent and he is nearly impossible to beat on the hard courts. especially in the best of 3 sets formats.

he has been in 12 slam finals already if I am not mistaken and that is impressive.

he can find himself in a zone at times like he did at WTF and also at the china open.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on December 22, 2013, 06:18:02 pm
that whole 2013 u.s. open match was special. nole would catch on fire.


it took a lot to break his will and his spirit.

Yes, but break it he did.

I am still trying to figure out Nole's foibles. When I watch his matches I always get the feeling that something is missing, but I can't tell just what.

Here is a part of my half baked theory.

Novak can get extremely hot and run off a blistering array of winners, but then he can just as quickly dissolve into a one man wrecking machine making dubious decisions and losing heart.

His patterns are starting to look a lot like Federer's. If he can't overwhelm you, he gets frustrated and sulks for a bit before he comes roaring back, but lately, he's been staying in a funk a little too long and you can't do that against Rafa, because he senses that and become even more aggressive.

At least, that's my take.



good to see you around lady TT.

that is a great post. I would have to agree.


nole is an awesome talent and he is nearly impossible to beat on the hard courts. especially in the best of 3 sets formats.

he has been in 12 slam finals already if I am not mistaken and that is impressive.

he can find himself in a zone at times like he did at WTF and also at the china open.




Ah, but the zones are typically in BO3's. In a 5 set match he suffers ups and downs, similar to the way he played Andy at Wimbledon. Many times he starts 5 set matches out slowly, as if he doubts his ability to perform over the long haul.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 22, 2013, 06:32:37 pm
affirmative.



I would have to agree.



 ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 23, 2013, 10:03:13 am
time is flying sports fans.

you will get to see Federer and Dimitrov in 5 days at brisbane international.



and nadal and andy murray even sooner. in less than 3 days time.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 23, 2013, 12:38:34 pm
Camelot welcomes all new friends.

please make yourself at home and have fun.


and let us know if you would like your very own special board.


all you have to do is say the word and it will be done.


at Camelot, you are the one who rules.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 23, 2013, 10:41:07 pm
folks don't forget that you can click on any of the headlines above (top right hand corner) and get the full article if you wish.



 ;D ;D


all the breaking news is constantly being updated automatically.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 25, 2013, 10:13:13 am
morning sports fans.

it is cold as hell here today on the gulf coast.


merry Christmas everybody.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 26, 2013, 11:27:07 am
good to see Andy back on the tour.


Andy could not get it done today but there is no doubt he will improve with each match.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 27, 2013, 11:46:58 am
general CETSVids continues to shore up the tennis video center.


more roger federer matches are being added every day.

we can't thank him enough for his service to tennis fans all over the world.


he means a world to Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 27, 2013, 01:16:32 pm
edberg will coach roger federer.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 27, 2013, 09:44:06 pm
he is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/fedart-300_zpsac3f5460.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/fedart-300_zpsac3f5460.jpg.html)


folks you heard it here first. Federer is going to make a significantly stronger showing in 2014:


1. new coach
2. bigger and better racquet
3. renewed vigor, drive, and hunger
4. strong work ethic
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on December 28, 2013, 05:08:14 pm
So our dearest masterclass thinks Federer will be back to No. 1 next year. Muhahahahahhahahaha. Cute. I like it. :p

But of course, we live in the world of possibilities and by that notion, anything is possible but know, the uncertainty principle doesn't care for a set of rules and will play a crucial part in the so called prediction world.  You maybe logical ... reasonable even in your thinking, but it's just one dice that will make your world go all upside down. :p
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 28, 2013, 07:24:15 pm
Federer arrived in Brisbane today.

lets see how it goes.

you wont see Edberg there yet. he makes an appearance in Melbourne.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 29, 2013, 09:10:42 am
link for all the live scores:


http://scores.betrescue.com/tennis.php
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 29, 2013, 09:30:38 pm
live scores:



http://www.tennisnow.com/Live-Tennis-Scores.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 30, 2013, 12:31:18 am
folks take a look at what has become available at the CETSVids Tennis Video Center:


http://www.camelotelitetennis.com/tennis-videos-center/2014-australian-open-wildcard-playoffs-websites-of-starting-2014-tournaments/#msg6245
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 30, 2013, 09:32:39 am
dimitrov gets it done in straights.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_5057
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on December 31, 2013, 09:48:34 am
all the live scores:

http://scores.betrescue.com/tennis.php
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 04, 2014, 08:53:33 am
morning sports fans.


just 8 days to go now for the australian open.

i am all fired up.



 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 04, 2014, 12:01:12 pm
So am I oh man of many names, DM, CD, and herc, ha ha ha.

Rafa is looking good. Not at his optimum, but looking dang determined to get there.

I am loving his new aggressiveness that he manages without an abundance of errors.

Eight more days. Woohoo!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 04, 2014, 12:14:48 pm
lady Emma and general masterclass call me Hercules.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: sid on January 04, 2014, 01:33:39 pm
I can think of a name & it's not DM/CD or Hercules.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Mr.Tee on January 04, 2014, 07:56:40 pm
So am I oh man of many names, DM, CD, and herc, ha ha ha.

Rafa is looking good. Not at his optimum, but looking dang determined to get there.

I am loving his new aggressiveness that he manages without an abundance of errors.

Eight more days. Woohoo!

Agree with you about the aggressiveness. His serve, however, was very safe - high percentage but he just span it in most of the time. I wish he could serve like at the USOpen 2010 ;)

Nevertheless, entertaining match today and a great start of the year for Rafa!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 04, 2014, 09:06:55 pm
I can think of a name & it's not DM/CD or Hercules.
I can think of a name & it's not DM/CD or Hercules.
I can think of a name & it's not DM/CD or Hercules.

Ha ha ha.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 04, 2014, 09:12:32 pm
I think he'll pick his level up for a major, especially one that he wants so desperately. I'm also sure that he'll work on that serve. Winning a title for the first time before the Oz should have him feeling pretty confident.

Now he can go home and prepare. It's good that he didn't play as well as he can. This gives him room for improvement and it also prevented him from peaking too early. The Oz is where he needs to peak, and I hope he does.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 04, 2014, 09:17:05 pm
I think he'll pick his level up for a major, especially one that he wants so desperately. I'm also sure that he'll work on that serve. Winning a title for the first time before the Oz should have him feeling pretty confident.

Now he can go home and prepare. It's good that he didn't play as well as he can. This gives him room for improvement and it also prevented him from peaking too early. The Oz is where he needs to peak, and I hope he does.



great post.


that is spot on as usual.



hey check your PM. i just sent you one.




 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 06, 2014, 06:15:12 pm
Federer is ready for the Australian Open:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/01/federer-eager-attack-australian-open/50152/#.Uss4z50o59A
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 07, 2014, 04:56:51 pm
sports fans you can check the breaking news tickers on the top of the page.

to read any article, just click on the headlines.



 ;D ;D ;D


also don't forget to stop by the CETSVids center to catch all the tennis matches that you want to watch.

you can also make requests for the matches that you want to watch.


post away and have fun.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 07, 2014, 07:08:17 pm

Big names bound for Kooyong
Tuesday, 7 January, 2014
By Vivienne Christie


With the Australian Open just days away, the world’s top players would all tell you that their focus is firmly on the season’s opening Grand Slam. At the same time, there are valuable competitive opportunities against similarly ambitious opponents at other events – such as the AAMI Classic at Kooyong, where many top names are competing this week.

 

Now in it’s 26th year, the exhibition event has become something of a pre-Australian Open tradition for both players and fans. Competitors this year include world No.7 Tomas Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka (No.8), Richard Gasquet (No.9), Kei Nishikori (No.17), Gilles Simon (No.19) Grigor Dimitrov (No.23) and Fernando Verdasco (No.33).

 

Lleyton Hewitt, two-time and defending champion at Kooyong, has withdrawn from the competition to recover from his grueling title-run in Brisbane – however in a testament to how valuable the players consider their preparation at Kooyong, Hewitt will play an exhibition match against Andy Murray on Friday.

 

“The past four days of playing four tough matches in a row, I’ve got to do the right thing by my body,” said Hewitt, adding he was thrilled to pave the way for young Australian Jordan Thompson, who earned a wildcard into Australian Open 2014 through a hard-fought victory in the pre-Christmas Play-off.

 

“I’ve always been looked after extremely well here at Kooyong. I take a lot of pride in obviously winning this tournament twice before and I want to help support Australian tennis as much as possible in these kinds of events. I’m thrilled that I can still come out and play a match on Friday as well, obviously against another quality player.”

 

Hewitt and Murray are not the only Grand Slam champions fans can see at Kooyong. Novak Djokovic, keen for some competition ahead of defending the Grand Slam he’s claimed on four occasions, will also play an exhibition at Kooyong, the world No.2 facing Juan Monaco on Thursday.

 

In the meantime, there will be some keenly fought matches in the AAMI Classic’s round robin stage. The eight-man field is divided into two groups –Berdych, Nishikori, Dimitrov, and Ferando Verdasco make up Pool 1 and Wawrinka, Gasquet, Simon and Thompson make up Pool 2.

 

Day one commences with Berdych facing Verdasco, followed by two of the game’s most promising names in Dimitrov and Nishikori.  Having achieved his best Grand Slam result as an Australian Open quarterfinalist in 2012, is hoping that his good form will continue at Kooyong. 

 

“This is an important week for me I hope to play a good three or four matches played here and hopefully this is going to be good preparation for next week,” he said.

 

In the third match at Kooyong, Thompson will face his toughest opposition yet in Gasquet. Wawrinka, who arrived in Melbourne after claiming his fifth career title in Chennai, India, will wrap up the day’s action when he takes on Simon.

 

Follow the AAMI Classic at Kooyong.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 09, 2014, 06:58:06 pm
the draw ceremony is here:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/01/2/Australian-Open-Draw-Live-Stream.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 09, 2014, 08:06:22 pm
all your late breaking tennis news is at the top in those tickers:


all you have to do is click on any headlines and you will get the full story.



also don't forget that you can start making your requests for the matches that you want to watch at the CETSVids tennis video center.


join today as the membership is free and start enjoying Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 09, 2014, 11:00:38 pm
Federer is ready for the Australian Open:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/01/federer-eager-attack-australian-open/50152/#.Uss4z50o59A

I read this article. Did you see the comments? It seems some people are already writing Federer off.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 09, 2014, 11:02:27 pm
Reading this article, Hewitt doesn't sound too encouraging. To admit to being tired from Brisbane and only playing an exhibition match, I dunno!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 09, 2014, 11:04:23 pm
I saw it lady TT.

I think Federer is back. I actually said that a while back. he went on to make the final in Brisbane.


 he will have a very good year in 2014.


he has a new stick and he has a new coach. he is fit, eager, motivated, and ready to do some damage at the Australian open.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 09, 2014, 11:06:19 pm
Reading this article, Hewitt doesn't sound too encouraging. To admit to being tired from Brisbane and only playing an exhibition match, I dunno!



I hear ya.

Hewitt is a tough customer still but I cant see him being a factor in best of 5 sets matches in that Melbourne heat.


the faster courts will help him but still it is going to be brutal out there for him in the best of 5 sets formats.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 11, 2014, 08:50:44 am
morning sports fans.

I am ready for some live grand slam tennis.




 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 11, 2014, 07:50:12 pm
full draw:

http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s1.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 12, 2014, 10:39:48 pm
our breaking tennis news tickers are back on.


click on any headlines to see the full article.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 13, 2014, 11:05:55 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zps1f1ad818.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zps1f1ad818.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on January 13, 2014, 11:51:22 am
I sure see Federer winning the title with that ^^ racquet. ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 13, 2014, 12:16:49 pm
I would not mind having that racquet around the house.

I would hang it up on the wall for show.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 13, 2014, 01:19:41 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zpsdee7ff42.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zpsdee7ff42.jpg.html)




 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on January 13, 2014, 01:44:17 pm
That requires caption. Here I go...

Oh Good Lord! ... have things come to this?? Do I now have to use big head racquets to beat Rafa, Nole, Andy? I remember the days when I used to beat them with 'tiny' racquets. Sometimes, just my quiet and yet long look was enough. And there were times when I'd tell them "you f***ing stopped' and they'd lose sets! Ahhhh I can't deal with this anymore...na na..

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zpsdee7ff42.jpg)
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 21, 2014, 01:33:33 pm
here is the big question sports fans:


are the big 4 back in business? I think they are back in business but what is your own take? they have 34 of the last 35 slams.


will they take everything this year?


and what about nole? he is not going to have it any easier at RG and andy is going to be back in business on grass at Wimbledon.

in fact I am predicting another Wimbledon crown for andy this year. I think he is making steady progress.

he could be back stronger than ever at Wimbledon.



what happens with nole now? will this loss shape his year or will he quickly overcome it? he is part of the big 4 so he is going to get his share of the wins but is it possible for him to be shut out of the slam picture this year? especially with roger and andy being right back in business again.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 21, 2014, 01:56:04 pm
all of the breaking tennis news is displayed in those tickers at the top of the page.

click on any headline to see the full article.



we also have it at the "wide world of sports" place where you can also get the breaking news on ALL the sports played around the globe.




 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 22, 2014, 05:11:22 am
here is the big question sports fans:


are the big 4 back in business? I think they are back in business but what is your own take? they have 34 of the last 35 slams.


will they take everything this year?


and what about nole? he is not going to have it any easier at RG and andy is going to be back in business on grass at Wimbledon.

in fact I am predicting another Wimbledon crown for andy this year. I think he is making steady progress.

he could be back stronger than ever at Wimbledon.



what happens with nole now? will this loss shape his year or will he quickly overcome it? he is part of the big 4 so he is going to get his share of the wins but is it possible for him to be shut out of the slam picture this year? especially with roger and andy being right back in business again.
here is the big question sports fans:


are the big 4 back in business? I think they are back in business but what is your own take? they have 34 of the last 35 slams.


will they take everything this year?


and what about nole? he is not going to have it any easier at RG and andy is going to be back in business on grass at Wimbledon.

in fact I am predicting another Wimbledon crown for andy this year. I think he is making steady progress.

he could be back stronger than ever at Wimbledon.



what happens with nole now? will this loss shape his year or will he quickly overcome it? he is part of the big 4 so he is going to get his share of the wins but is it possible for him to be shut out of the slam picture this year? especially with roger and andy being right back in business again.
here is the big question sports fans:


are the big 4 back in business? I think they are back in business but what is your own take? they have 34 of the last 35 slams.


will they take everything this year?


and what about nole? he is not going to have it any easier at RG and andy is going to be back in business on grass at Wimbledon.

in fact I am predicting another Wimbledon crown for andy this year. I think he is making steady progress.

he could be back stronger than ever at Wimbledon.



what happens with nole now? will this loss shape his year or will he quickly overcome it? he is part of the big 4 so he is going to get his share of the wins but is it possible for him to be shut out of the slam picture this year? especially with roger and andy being right back in business again.
That requires caption. Here I go...

Oh Good Lord! ... have things come to this?? Do I now have to use big head racquets to beat Rafa, Nole, Andy? I remember the days when I used to beat them with 'tiny' racquets. Sometimes, just my quiet and yet long look was enough. And there were times when I'd tell them "you f***ing stopped' and they'd lose sets! Ahhhh I can't deal with this anymore...na na..

(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/sparatus-1/cool%20pix/leonidas-1/federer-1_zpsdee7ff42.jpg)

It's going to be interesting to say the least.

If Rafa doesn't get it together it's going to be the Big 3!

Federer has made himself a contender again.

Murray still needs to get match tough. I think you're right and that he'll be ready by Wimbledon.

Rafa is playing like @$$.

And Nole is (like Elvis) all shook up.

But even with all of these changes it's hard to see them not being the Big 4.

Rafa played like crap against Dmitrov's best and still scraped through.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 22, 2014, 05:12:13 am
Andy just grabbed the 4th set.

Yay!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 22, 2014, 05:42:12 pm
andy gave it all he had. it was just not meant to be this time around.


he will keep gaining traction on the tour. its good to see him back in business.

does anybody know about andy's next tournament?


is he going to Rotterdam?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 22, 2014, 10:26:02 pm
preview of coming attractions:

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Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 25, 2014, 09:00:31 am
morning sports fans.


I have added another ticker at the top.

now every available breaking tennis news is at our disposal.


in order to read any full article, simply click on the headlines.



note that we also have every breaking sports story from ALL of the global sports from around the world at "Emma's wide world of sports" place.

all simply one click away. you never have to waste valuable time running all over the internet for looking for your breaking news on sports.



we have also done exactly the same thing for entertainment. check it out at the entertainment thread.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 25, 2014, 10:22:40 pm
I would like to take this opportunity to wish general CETSVids's wife a speedy recovery.


lets hope she recovers quickly.


please keep her in your prayers.



god bless.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 25, 2014, 11:57:09 pm
So would I.

Please let us know how your wife is doing, CETSvids, as much as you can. Good, progressing, fair, etc. Anything will do.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 26, 2014, 11:48:12 am
I have good news. Christti sent me an e-mail.


she is fro tennis warehouse. she said she will be stopping by when the time permits.


she is a great person and a great poster.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 26, 2014, 08:06:11 pm
here is the schedule for Rafa in the coming days and months:


Besides the Grand Slams, this is what Team Nadal has confirmed so far:





Buenos Aires, Argentina - February 8 – 16

Rio Open, Brazil - February 15 – 23

Indian Wells – March 3 -16

Sony Open, Miami - March 17 – 30

Barcelona Open - April 21 – 28

French Open - May 25 – Jun 8

Halle – June 7 – June 15

Wimbledon - June 23 – July 6

US Open - August 25 – September 8




I think he would be wise to skip Miami Masters. its the hard courts where most of his injuries happen.

he could re-injure his back if he does not back off the hard courts just a little bit.


also his next tournament is now just days away in argentina. I don't think he is going to be able to make that one.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 26, 2014, 09:27:59 pm
sports fans the very last 3 tickers on the top of the page are actually a tennis podcasts.

you can listen to the interviews.

the very last one is on tennis instruction.


its pretty cool and informative stuff.




 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 26, 2014, 11:45:54 pm
It's about time! LOL.

She is a great poster.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 27, 2014, 12:04:28 am
she said she had been pretty busy but she was definitely going to stop by.



did you see the general masterclass fireside place?



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on January 27, 2014, 12:55:06 am
No, I looked for it, but there's nothing that shows that masterclass has a board. I just looked for his name.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 27, 2014, 01:06:49 am
we do not know if he wants a board yet. that may be the next step. he is admin so he can also create as many boards as he wishes. he is a part owner of Camelot too.


for now he has a thread right next to this one here.

it is called "masterclass fireside".
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on January 27, 2014, 11:54:09 am
I have good news. Christti sent me an e-mail.


she is fro tennis warehouse. she said she will be stopping by when the time permits.


she is a great person and a great poster.

Who does she support in terms of players? And what happened to borg number one? Perhaps not fining enough time.

I tell you though, it's really a waste of time to argue with people online who's never going agree with you anyway. Spending time online to support your players is a waste of time itself. I can just watch the match on TV and support my player there. No need to spend extra time on it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 27, 2014, 12:21:00 pm
borg number one turned out to be a flake emma darling.

he/she came here and sent me 2-3 pms to inform us that he/she was here.

he/she posts away at tennis warehouse but did not have the guts to make one lousy simple post here.

did not even care to say hello to anyone here. that is pretty pathetic if you ask me.


I am done with flakes. I saw enough of them at tennis4you and at MTF.





anyway I think you are right. I don't have the time or the patience for mindless endless debates and discussions on who the hell is the greatest.

I don't give a damn. I just want to relax and I want everybody else to relax and have fun.


like our mission statement says, we are here to facilitate and promote experiences and interactions that entertain, inspire, enlighten,  and even educate if possible.


we are not here to make people miserable.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on January 30, 2014, 12:26:55 pm
que pasa sports fans.



let the good times roll.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on February 01, 2014, 05:04:43 am
que pasa sports fans.



let the good times roll.

CD,

i saw where you were asking about news regarding Rafa's injury. I found this, but the article was in French so I didn't link it.

The check-up detected a bone oedema due to overload on the backbone. It will be treated with anti-inflammatories and intense physiotherapy. He will have new medical examinations next monday, and will see the evolution and if he can gradually start training again.
For now, until results are confirmed, his calendar remains the same. He doesn't know if he will be able to play Buenos Aires or not.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 01, 2014, 08:57:52 am
thanks for the update lady TT.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on February 01, 2014, 10:18:51 am
borg number one turned out to be a flake emma darling.

he/she came here and sent me 2-3 pms to inform us that he/she was here.

he/she posts away at tennis warehouse but did not have the guts to make one lousy simple post here.

did not even care to say hello to anyone here. that is pretty pathetic if you ask me.


I am done with flakes. I saw enough of them at tennis4you and at MTF.





anyway I think you are right. I don't have the time or the patience for mindless endless debates and discussions on who the hell is the greatest.

I don't give a damn. I just want to relax and I want everybody else to relax and have fun.


like our mission statement says, we are here to facilitate and promote experiences and interactions that entertain, inspire, enlighten,  and even educate if possible.


we are not here to make people miserable.

How come you don't know if it's a he or she? My guess would be male mostly because I find him/her a bit more objective than a female poster who tend to be more emotional, picky, and utterly biased. But won't be surprised if it's a she either because there are those as well who can remain objective but a very few of them. I've very rarely come across of them. Would have been nice to have him here though but it's okay. I don't think he/she posts on TW on a regular basis either. Must be busy with real life.

I like the fact that I don't spend my time arguing with people who can't be objective and who also have a very dogmatic attitude.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 03, 2014, 04:04:35 pm
from the 2 -3 emails that were sent to me, I would have to say that its a she.


it was a female name: Madhu or something like that.

I don't give a damn. flakes are useless to me.

people who starve for attention at huge forums are of no value as far as I am concerned.

she did not have the guts for 3 reasons:

1. afraid that tennis warehouse would find out that she was posting here

2. needs the attention of larger audiences

3. flaky and fickle personality



people who don't have the guts and the courage to expand their horizons and explore new frontiers are of little or no value here.

Camelot cant use cowards.


I left a lot of them behind at MTF and at tennis4you.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 03, 2014, 04:08:10 pm
the word on the street:



rafa's back is not ok. he will hit the practice courts on Thursday and then take it from there.


no decision yet on the argentina event.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on February 03, 2014, 04:18:26 pm
the word on the street:



rafa's back is not ok. he will hit the practice courts on Thursday and then take it from there.


no decision yet on the argentina event.

Where'd you find this. Everything I saw on the internet was five days ago.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 03, 2014, 04:41:20 pm
twitter.

some dude named david nadal evidently has his pulse on the latest news.

nadal must have mentioned this in his press interview in Barcelona today.



he will resume practice on Thursday.

the back is not ok.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on February 03, 2014, 04:45:11 pm
I think that David Nadal is a sports writer. I remember reading some articles about Rafa by him, and they kept mentioning that they were no relation.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 03, 2014, 07:25:39 pm
I am relaxing in the lobby at imperial palace casino and resort.




getting ready to have dinner.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 04, 2014, 12:30:08 pm
latest info on Rafa:


back is improving.

he is back in Mallorca.

gym today and practice courts tomorrow.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 04, 2014, 04:19:40 pm
latest news on Rafa:


http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/10403892/scans-show-rafael-nadal-mend-back-injury
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 05, 2014, 08:12:28 am
morning sports fans.


let the good times roll.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 06, 2014, 01:07:50 pm
unbelievable work by general CETSVids at his center.



folks please spread the word about this.


I am out on the road at the moment.



I will pass this on to twitter and Facebook when I get home.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 10, 2014, 09:45:51 pm
this looks like a great site for us sports fans:

http://www.tennistv.com/video/clip/2343848
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 11, 2014, 08:37:57 pm
rafa at practice today. he will leave for rio in 2 days.


looks like he is trying to take it easy. he will increase intensity slowly and gradually.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISLEz98t9l0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 15, 2014, 04:03:37 pm
fognini on fire.

who can stop fognini?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 16, 2014, 06:10:19 am
morning sports fans.


let the good times roll.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 16, 2014, 03:25:43 pm
congrats to ferru and berdych and their fans.



well done to both.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 16, 2014, 06:29:47 pm
nishikori is a rising star on the tour.


I am happy for his success.

he just snatched the title in Memphis.

congrats to nishikori and his fans at Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 18, 2014, 03:29:20 pm
as of today dr ivo has 221 aces in just 11 matches in 2014.


he has held serve in 131 of 135 games in 2014. and 62 of the last 63.

how the hell did nishikori break his serve in Memphis?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 19, 2014, 02:33:11 pm
any early prediction for Dubai?


I will go on the record right now and say that I think Federer has a good chance there. his game and his fitness show signs of significant improvement from last year already.


it is most like going to be either Federer or Nole there. both should have their chances.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 23, 2014, 10:00:25 am
congrats to gulbis and his fans.


gulbis takes his 5th title.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on February 23, 2014, 01:34:10 pm
congrats to gulbis and his fans.


gulbis takes his 5th title.

Exciting match. Gulbis is showing a new determination. He said he wants to be #1. Whether he gets there or not, it's the right way to motivate yourself.

I didn't realize that he's only 23. There's more than enough time for Gulbis, especially with the way he's improving in the mental department.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 23, 2014, 06:52:16 pm
gulbis is blessed by the gods.


he has talent to burn as they say.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 24, 2014, 09:34:08 am
is Cilic going to be the most improved player in 2014?

he is racking up titles. great start to his 2014.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on February 24, 2014, 03:45:31 pm
Cilic is doing very well. Making up for lost time?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 24, 2014, 04:02:43 pm
he is a big dude.


he moves well for his size (6 foot 6).

he also has a fairly sound ground game. all that is missing is better fitness and a bigger serve.

he is making progress on all fronts now.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 25, 2014, 08:59:04 pm
Nole says he dropped 2-3 titles he could have won:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/02/djokovic-i-dropped-two-or-three-titles-i-could-have-won/50730/#.Uw1YJWeYapo
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 01, 2014, 07:19:44 pm
is it time for the Miami Masters thread yet?

time seems to be flying this year.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 01, 2014, 08:17:56 pm
Nole says he dropped 2-3 titles he could have won:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/02/djokovic-i-dropped-two-or-three-titles-i-could-have-won/50730/#.Uw1YJWeYapo

Speaking of Nole. Saw this on Twitter. This one girl commented on the fact that the photographer didn't tell him what to do with his hands. LOL!

https://twitter.com/thedoublebagel/status/439815478907645952/photo/1

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 01, 2014, 08:19:15 pm
is it time for the Miami Masters thread yet?

time seems to be flying this year.

Hard to believe we're already in March. Unreal!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 01, 2014, 09:38:43 pm
time is flying by lady TT.


I am glad the clay season will start soon. I can hardly wait to see monte carlo unfold.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 03, 2014, 12:48:41 am
more matches have just arrived at the CETSVids Global Tennis Video Center.


check them out. this is a world class facility for all your tennis matches.

you can also make requests for the matches that you want to watch.

we will try to get them for you.

all for free and all at just one place. and all just one click away.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 03, 2014, 10:04:08 am
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/03/federer-finally-moves-past-mcenroe-most-titles/50791/#.UxSnxmeYZ9A
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 03, 2014, 10:08:24 am
Billionaire Tiriac makes remarks about Becker's coaching:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/03/tiriac-unsure-beckers-coaching-ability/50790/#.UxSodWeYZ9A



**Tiriac said he is not even sure if Becker is a coach.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 16, 2014, 02:52:18 pm
I am out on the road right now.


will try to catch this final later from the Camelot tennis video center.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 19, 2014, 07:50:26 am
Andy and Lendl have ended their coaching relationship.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 19, 2014, 08:20:21 am
Andy and Lendl have ended their coaching relationship.

I just saw that.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: masterclass on March 19, 2014, 08:22:16 am
I can't say I'm too surprised General Hercules.
I think Ivan Lendl and Andrew Murray, OBE, accomplished the primary mission - get Andy to overcome the hurdle of winning a major, which happened. And then Wimbledon was the real icing on that cake.  I don't know that Ivan could do much more for Andy and it seems that Ivan wants to focus more on other projects of his own.

Here is the article from AndyMurray.com

Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announce that they have mutually agreed to end their two year coaching relationship.
News - Wednesday, March 19 2014

The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought an Olympic Gold Medal, US Open title and Wimbledon Championship.

“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Lendl. “He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying. I will always be in Andy’s corner and wish him nothing but great success as he too goes into a new phase of his career.”

Murray, who is returning from back surgery and preparing to defend his title in Miami, said “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here”.

Andy will lead Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup next month against Italy.

Lendl has recently played exhibitions in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Charlotte and London. He has also been giving clinics in the Canary Islands as well as opening new courts in Bluffton, SC at the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy.


Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 19, 2014, 08:29:46 am
I can't say I'm too surprised General Hercules.
I think Ivan Lendl and Andrew Murray, OBE, accomplished the primary mission - get Andy to overcome the hurdle of winning a major, which happened. And then Wimbledon was the real icing on that cake.  I don't know that Ivan could do much more for Andy and it seems that Ivan wants to focus more on other projects of his own.

Here is the article from AndyMurray.com

Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announce that they have mutually agreed to end their two year coaching relationship.
News - Wednesday, March 19 2014

The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought an Olympic Gold Medal, US Open title and Wimbledon Championship.

“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Lendl. “He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying. I will always be in Andy’s corner and wish him nothing but great success as he too goes into a new phase of his career.”

Murray, who is returning from back surgery and preparing to defend his title in Miami, said “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here”.

Andy will lead Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup next month against Italy.

Lendl has recently played exhibitions in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Charlotte and London. He has also been giving clinics in the Canary Islands as well as opening new courts in Bluffton, SC at the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy.


Respectfully,
masterclass

Thanks so much for sharing that. I figured it was due to time commitments. But, who's next for Andy, OBE? I would like to see him continue to win majors.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: masterclass on March 19, 2014, 10:18:01 am
Lady TT,  I'm not privy to his thoughts on the matter, but my guess is that he'll have a go with the remainder of his team for now.

I think he has to sort out his goals for the next year or two, then decide who the best available person is to help him accomplish those goals.

At this point he probably just wants to get back to his form prior to his back surgery.   Obviously, I think a good Miami, or Davis Cup showing would help his confidence going forward into the clay season, though my expectations for him still won't be higher for him until the grass season and summer hard courts. 

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 19, 2014, 11:38:41 am
Lady TT,  I'm not privy to his thoughts on the matter, but my guess is that he'll have a go with the remainder of his team for now.

I think he has to sort out his goals for the next year or two, then decide who the best available person is to help him accomplish those goals.

At this point he probably just wants to get back to his form prior to his back surgery.   Obviously, I think a good Miami, or Davis Cup showing would help his confidence going forward into the clay season, though my expectations for him still won't be higher for him until the grass season and summer hard courts. 

Respectfully,
masterclass

True, Leif Shiras on TTC was wildly speculating about the split. He intimated that Lendl didn't know that it was coming. Even if that were true, he should refrain from speaking about speculations as if they're facts. They are so irresponsible and many will carry on that mantra, neglecting to mention that he did preface his comments with the fact that they were indeed speculations. So bothersome.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 19, 2014, 06:14:40 pm
I can't say I'm too surprised General Hercules.
I think Ivan Lendl and Andrew Murray, OBE, accomplished the primary mission - get Andy to overcome the hurdle of winning a major, which happened. And then Wimbledon was the real icing on that cake.  I don't know that Ivan could do much more for Andy and it seems that Ivan wants to focus more on other projects of his own.

Here is the article from AndyMurray.com

Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl announce that they have mutually agreed to end their two year coaching relationship.
News - Wednesday, March 19 2014

The partnership between Murray and Lendl brought an Olympic Gold Medal, US Open title and Wimbledon Championship.

“Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Lendl. “He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying. I will always be in Andy’s corner and wish him nothing but great success as he too goes into a new phase of his career.”

Murray, who is returning from back surgery and preparing to defend his title in Miami, said “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. As a team, we’ve learned a lot and it will definitely be of benefit in the future. I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here”.

Andy will lead Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup next month against Italy.

Lendl has recently played exhibitions in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Charlotte and London. He has also been giving clinics in the Canary Islands as well as opening new courts in Bluffton, SC at the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy.


Respectfully,
masterclass



I see. evidently Lendl has a lot going on in his own life.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 20, 2014, 08:47:02 am
morning sports fans.


any early predictions for Sony Open? Will we get a surprise winner or will it be one of the usual suspects?
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: masterclass on March 22, 2014, 06:00:26 am
If you think Andy has it bad, recovering from his surgery... look at the case of the unfortunate Mr. Juan Martin del Potro.  He is having surgery on his other wrist (left) on Monday.
He is going to be completely out of action waiting for the surgery to heal for at least 8-10 months.    :'(   One has to feel very sad for the big guy. 

He rose up to take the tennis world by storm in 2009, winning the US Open defeating the 5 time consecutive champion Roger Federer.
He's one of the only players who is able to beat all of the top players when he is playing well.
It took him about 2 years to get back his game after his right wrist surgery in early 2010 after the Australian Open. 
His prime years are slipping away.  Simply devastating news for Juan Martin.  Let's wish him a successful surgery and a good recuperative period.

Story:  http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Breaking-Season-Ended-for-Juan-Martin-Del-Potro-Wrist-surgery-for-the-Argentine-yet-again-articolo16801.html (http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Breaking-Season-Ended-for-Juan-Martin-Del-Potro-Wrist-surgery-for-the-Argentine-yet-again-articolo16801.html)   

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 22, 2014, 08:48:34 am
wrist injuries sometimes never heal properly. I have a wrist issue that has never gone away.

back issues also tend to linger on in tennis. many players have had to lose their careers over back problems.

and finally we those shoulder issues as well that exact a huge toll in this sport.

Tommy Haas is having to withdraw from Sony Open as a result of sore shoulder.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on March 22, 2014, 03:59:39 pm
If you think Andy has it bad, recovering from his surgery... look at the case of the unfortunate Mr. Juan Martin del Potro.  He is having surgery on his other wrist (left) on Monday.
He is going to be completely out of action waiting for the surgery to heal for at least 8-10 months.    :'(   One has to feel very sad for the big guy. 

He rose up to take the tennis world by storm in 2009, winning the US Open defeating the 5 time consecutive champion Roger Federer.
He's one of the only players who is able to beat all of the top players when he is playing well.
It took him about 2 years to get back his game after his right wrist surgery in early 2010 after the Australian Open. 
His prime years are slipping away.  Simply devastating news for Juan Martin.  Let's wish him a successful surgery and a good recuperative period.

Story:  http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Breaking-Season-Ended-for-Juan-Martin-Del-Potro-Wrist-surgery-for-the-Argentine-yet-again-articolo16801.html (http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Breaking-Season-Ended-for-Juan-Martin-Del-Potro-Wrist-surgery-for-the-Argentine-yet-again-articolo16801.html)   

Respectfully,
masterclass

That is just awful. It's weird how things like that happen. You get all the tools you need, but something keeps preventing you from being able to fully exploit them. Like you said, his prime years are slipping away and there doesn't seem to be anything that can stop the spiral of injuries. I feel so bad for JMD, or anyone who has the misfortune of being injury prone.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 26, 2014, 09:39:38 pm
I am experimenting with a twitter feed to get real time info here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 05, 2014, 09:54:11 am
morning sports fans.

weekend is here at last. let the good times roll.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 09, 2014, 09:58:24 pm
que pasa sports fans.



Camelot lounge is now open. it is back in business due to popular demand.

Camelot lounge is to be open 24 hours a day and it can is located at Emma's World.


stop by anytime and have a drink. all drinks are on the house at Camelot.


cheers.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 10, 2014, 08:20:52 am
que pasa sports fans.

monte carlo draw ceremony on Saturday.


lets get this party started.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 12, 2014, 09:22:01 pm
3 more titles and the bryan brothers will have hit 100 titles milestone.

unbelievable stuff. these two have made millions and millions just playing doubles.

and they have carved out their immortality in the process.

and did I mention that they will be both 40 years old before long.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on April 13, 2014, 07:54:47 am
3 more titles and the bryan brothers will have hit 100 titles milestone.

unbelievable stuff. these two have made millions and millions just playing doubles.

and they have carved out their immortality in the process.

and did I mention that they will be both 40 years old before long.

Wow, that's great. I didn't realize they were almost 40. They're not showing any signs of letting up either.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 22, 2014, 05:58:26 pm
they are just ridiculous princess TT.

they just keep winning titles left and right. now they have won 12 matches in a row on clay.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 22, 2014, 06:00:14 pm
folks just a friendly reminder:

your global tennis video is shaking and baking.

we now have the matches from monte carlo 2014.

are you ready to take another look at the Federer vs wawrinka battle on clay? we have it sports fans.

and we have tons and tons of other battles. go check them out.


general CETSVids does all that for you.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on April 30, 2014, 06:18:08 pm
gunfight at Madrid:


all the fastest guns in the west have assembled in Madrid.

who will be the fastest of them all? who will be the last man standing?



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 06, 2014, 12:36:55 pm
folks please remind all your friends on facebook and on twitter that the matches are starting to roll in from Madrid.


general CETSVids is adding matches at his place here at camelot as fast as he can for all of us to enjoy.

we have the most extensive selection of tennis matches ever assembled at one place.

all at one place and all just one simple click away.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 15, 2014, 12:08:38 am
matches from rome masters are arriving now at Camelot.

please spread the word on twitter and on facebook.

thanks.

we have the matches from rome and Madrid and a whole lot more.

enjoy your tennis at Camelot.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 27, 2014, 04:01:38 pm
davydenko is thinking about retirement:



http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/05/davydenko-pondering-retirement-will-not-play-wimbledon/51565/
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on May 27, 2014, 06:57:48 pm
Oh well, it's about time I guess. Have a nice retirement life Davy!

Did you know Llodra retired today? I really felt for him. He was a wonderful player and really enjoyed his matches with Andy.

All this will now make Lleyton to retire too who knows. Heartbreaking when players retire. It always reminds me of Pete's retiring. I cried like a baby for days! Didn't feel like following tennis for a couple of years but of course my first love is/was always tennis so couldn't stay away for too long.   
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 27, 2014, 10:11:58 pm
I had not heard about llodra emma.


so we have more than just 1 retirement today.


I wonder how much longer tommy haas will stick around too. he had to pull out of RG because of shoulder issues.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Emma on May 28, 2014, 08:57:11 am
LLodra for sure retired yesterday. Davy is thinking about it so still just 1 retirement so far.

The way Haas' shoulder is acting out, I say it's a clear sign that he should retire too. He'll overdo it if he continues and who knows what that will bring. Gotta be careful here.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 28, 2014, 06:10:19 pm
I think tommy haas is next.


retirement news can come any day now. he will be missed.

he is a great athlete.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 28, 2014, 06:48:03 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2641090/Is-former-Wimbledon-champion-Amelie-Mauresmo-set-Andy-Murrays-new-coach.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on May 30, 2014, 11:35:25 pm
stan is taking the wildcard at queens:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/05/wawrinka-takes-wildcard-queens-club-after-french-open-exit/51601/#.U4lb2WdOV9A
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on June 01, 2014, 07:04:19 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2641090/Is-former-Wimbledon-champion-Amelie-Mauresmo-set-Andy-Murrays-new-coach.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

He should've tried to steal Annacome from Sloane Stephens, although it's doubtful their personalities would mesh.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on June 01, 2014, 07:11:03 am
stan is taking the wildcard at queens:


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/05/wawrinka-takes-wildcard-queens-club-after-french-open-exit/51601/#.U4lb2WdOV9A

Stan is seeing how the big boys roll. He's got to learn how to deal with the pressures they've been handling forever and a day. It'll be interesting, but I personally don't think he has it in him. It's hard for a leopard to change his spots.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 01, 2014, 03:11:27 pm
stan has the same problem every other single hander has on the tour in modern tennis in my estimation:


single hander has too many variables. it is not consistent enough for the modern game. roger did well with it because every other aspect of roger's game was world class. his serve was among the biggest in history for example. his forehand was one of the greatest ever. and so on.


you can do well here and there with a single hander and even have a great tournament but you cant consistently dominate with a single hander in modern tennis.


stan had a tournament of his lifetime in Melbourne and now its over. it will be very difficult to repeat that success and that type of performance.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on June 02, 2014, 01:01:57 am
stan has the same problem every other single hander has on the tour in modern tennis in my estimation:


single hander has too many variables. it is not consistent enough for the modern game. roger did well with it because every other aspect of roger's game was world class. his serve was among the biggest in history for example. his forehand was one of the greatest ever. and so on.


you can do well here and there with a single hander and even have a great tournament but you cant consistently dominate with a single hander in modern tennis.


stan had a tournament of his lifetime in Melbourne and now its over. it will be very difficult to repeat that success and that type of performance.

I agree, but more importantly Stan has a weak mentality. I can't see him doing considerable damage on a consistent basis. He was very fortunate to get that major, but it took an injured player who could barely move to do that. Even in a compromised state Rafa was able to take a set off of him.

With the fact that Rafa could barely move, that should have been a blowout. So, not a fan of Stan.

Pllus, for him to be in his first major final and to start that bullcrap with Rafa told me everything I needed to know about Stan. Then, after he wins he starts proclaiming how he and Roger were candidates for the Davis Cup, I was like, OK, this guy is losing. He also said he was a contender being Novak, Rafa, and Federer for the French.

Seriously? What is wrong with this guy? He needed that 1st round loss to bring his ego back to size. He hasn't done enough to talk so big. Shut up, Stan, you big bore.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 10, 2014, 12:34:39 am
and now this breaking news sports fans.

gulbis has demands. he wants to be coached by maria sharapova or ana ivanovic:



http://news.tennistonic.com/tennis-news/?nid=4396&/Gulbis-wants-to-be-coached-by-Sharapova-or-Ivanovic!
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 15, 2014, 07:44:13 pm
big day for federer and baby federer.


both snatch titles.

congrats to them both and their fans at Camelot.


Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on June 15, 2014, 08:29:23 pm
big day for federer and baby federer.


both snatch titles.

congrats to them both and their fans at Camelot.

Seems like they were good, competitive matches. My DVR did not record them, although I set it before I went to bed. That thing is so temperamental. It does exactly what it wants to do.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 16, 2014, 10:24:17 pm
we have the halle, Germany matches at Camelot.


check them out at your own leisure.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 16, 2014, 10:24:59 pm
Dimitrov credits his rise to Maria Sharapova and his new coach:


http://bleacherreport.com/tb/ddjDw?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=tennis
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: thetruth on June 18, 2014, 02:32:26 am
A little bummed that F Lo did not win. This would have been great for his confidence.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 29, 2014, 08:25:16 am
F Lo is doing well at Wimbledon. lets see how far he can take it.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 29, 2014, 08:26:05 am
backhand is the key for Rafa at Wimbledon according to this article:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/06/26/Wimbledon-Brain-Game-Saturday-Nadal-Federer.aspx
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on June 29, 2014, 06:26:48 pm
this is a fun article:



http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Toni-Nadal-Murray-is-rich-so-he-can-afford-Mauresmo--Nadal-is-less-rich-so-he-chose-me-articolo18826.html
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on August 07, 2014, 11:39:40 am
Folks lets thank the Gods for general CETSVids.


He has been adding matches from Toronto already.


We also have the matches from Stanford.


Please spread the word and enjoy the matches.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on February 28, 2015, 11:29:08 am
I said Roger was going to take down Nole in straights and he did.


Can somebody go to MTF and open my legendary Roger Federer thread and another title please.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: masterclass on February 28, 2015, 01:10:45 pm
It's done General.  It is truly a visionary thread from a visionary poster.  Even Federer fans have to be embarrassed at their ridicule early in the thread where many were saying 80-82 tops. He'll be retired by 32, etc, etc.  You said he'll play to 37 - 40 if he doesn't suffer a major injury.. They laughed. He'll turn 34 this year, and shows only few signs of age, which he has countered with good tactics and scheduling.  I think he'll pass Lendl by the end of 2016 or early 2017 and start going for 100, then maybe even Connors at 109.    Laver won over 50 titles over the age of 30, Rosewall 40 something I think.   If Federer stays fit as he is, hungry, motivated, he'll outlast many others even younger than he is.  I'd say the Kyrgios, Coric, Kokkinakis 18-20 year olds will eventually take over the tour, but I give them about 4-5 years for that to happen.   Not many of the Raonic, Dimitrov, Nishikori generation are going to trouble their elders.  Until then, the tour is wide open.

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on March 03, 2015, 01:48:19 pm
It's done General.  It is truly a visionary thread from a visionary poster.  Even Federer fans have to be embarrassed at their ridicule early in the thread where many were saying 80-82 tops. He'll be retired by 32, etc, etc.  You said he'll play to 37 - 40 if he doesn't suffer a major injury.. They laughed. He'll turn 34 this year, and shows only few signs of age, which he has countered with good tactics and scheduling.  I think he'll pass Lendl by the end of 2016 or early 2017 and start going for 100, then maybe even Connors at 109.    Laver won over 50 titles over the age of 30, Rosewall 40 something I think.   If Federer stays fit as he is, hungry, motivated, he'll outlast many others even younger than he is.  I'd say the Kyrgios, Coric, Kokkinakis 18-20 year olds will eventually take over the tour, but I give them about 4-5 years for that to happen.   Not many of the Raonic, Dimitrov, Nishikori generation are going to trouble their elders.  Until then, the tour is wide open.

Respectfully,
masterclass


thanks general masterclass.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on July 29, 2016, 09:07:01 am
Rafa and Ferru leave for Rio on sunday.
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on July 31, 2016, 03:17:04 pm
Nishikori needs to find a way to get it done today.

He has lost his last 8 matches against Djokovic.

Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on August 02, 2016, 11:43:22 am
Rafa  admits that he is struggling with fitness.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/rio-2016-olympics/news/tennis/Rafael-Nadal-faces-trimmed-down-Olympic-programme/articleshow/53497127.cms
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on August 09, 2016, 04:53:50 pm
Cincy starting on sunday:



 
Western & Southern Open
 Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A. 
2016.08.14 - 2016.08.21
 


SGL 56   DBL 24   
 

Outdoor
Hard 
 Total Financial Commitment

$5,004,505   
 
Title: Re: CAMELOT: GENERAL SPORTS SHOW NOW IN PROGRESS
Post by: Clay Death on August 09, 2016, 05:03:40 pm
2016 U.S. Open:


20 days to go.



 
US Open
 New York, NY, U.S.A. 
2016.08.29 - 2016.09.11
 


SGL 128   DBL 64   
 

Outdoor
Hard 
 Total Financial Commitment

$21,862,744   
 
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 10, 2016, 11:19:28 am
Djokovic pulls out of Cincy.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 11, 2016, 08:33:18 pm
Olympics:

order of play for tomorrow:


http://www.rio.itftennis.com/olympics/schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 12, 2016, 04:25:48 pm
Semifinals at the olympics are set:

1. Murray vs Nishikori

2. Rafa vs Del Potro
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 12, 2016, 07:48:07 pm
Rio 2016 Olympics: Andy Murray and Heather Watson knocked out of mixed doubles
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 12, 2016, 09:04:22 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum097/gold%20for%20rafa-1_zps9ztsbchh.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum097/gold%20for%20rafa-1_zps9ztsbchh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 12, 2016, 09:04:45 pm
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Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 12, 2016, 09:05:09 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum097/gold%20for%20rafa-2_zps6iredzlh.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum097/gold%20for%20rafa-2_zps6iredzlh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 13, 2016, 09:56:33 pm
cincy draw:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/cincinnati/422/draws
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 14, 2016, 12:05:03 pm
Amazing dr karlovic:

Claims Los Cabos title.

Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 14, 2016, 03:47:47 pm
Congrats to Nishikori and his fans.

he is going to be a factor at the U. S. Open.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 15, 2016, 11:55:05 am
Andy Murray: Gold medal match one of the toughest of my career


By Claire Corkery


An emotional Andy Murray said winning Olympic gold in Rio was "one of the hardest matches" he ever had to play for a major title.

Murray beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 in the final on Sunday, making him the first player to defend an Olympic singles title following his win in London four years ago.

Reflecting on his journey to Rio gold after the match, he said: "Getting to carry the flag at the opening ceremony was an amazing experience and I was very honoured. I found that quite emotional."
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 15, 2016, 06:00:37 pm
Murray sets sights on US Open

 

The world number two made history as the first singles player ever to win two Olympic gold medals just five weeks after celebrating his second Wimbledon title.

Murray's 18-match winning streak, which also includes an unprecedented fifth Queen's crown, is the longest of his career, while he has made the final of the first three grand slam tournaments of the year.

In two weeks' time he will begin his US Open campaign and in order to best prepare for Flushing Meadows he flew straight from Rio to America for the Masters tournament in Cincinnati.


He is the top seed in the absence of Djokovic, who is resting a troublesome wrist, and the tournament offers a chance to close the ranking gap further to the world number one.

Murray has lost just one of his last 30 matches, and said: "The last few months since Monte Carlo I've been competing for the biggest events in every tournament. I haven't won every one but I've been close and had some good wins against the top players.

"Novak the last two years really has played amazing tennis, his consistency - what I've done for the last four months, he's been doing for the whole year. I need to try and find a way to keep that going.

"The US Open is obviously the next big goal. I had a disappointing US Open last year and I'll try and have a good run there."

Murray played in his first slam final at the US Open eight years ago and followed Olympic gold in 2012 by winning his maiden major title there.

But since then he has struggled in New York, failing to make it past the quarter-finals, and last year's fourth-round loss to Kevin Anderson was the only time in his last 22 slams where he has not reached the last eight.

Murray attributed the loss to tiredness after Britain's unprecedented Davis Cup run meant he did not get a break after Wimbledon.

This year he opted not to play in the quarter-final, although he did travel to Serbia to support his team-mates, and then skipped the Masters event in Toronto in favour of a training block.

So, although he will have had an intensive three weeks leading up to the US Open, he should be in better shape.

Murray said: "I did well in Montreal and Cincy but I just didn't have enough time off. Then potentially when I was at the US Open that caught up with me a bit. I struggled that whole tournament. I learnt a lot from that period."

Murray was very emotional at the end of his epic win over Juan Martin Del Potro on Sunday.

It capped an up and down 10-day period that also saw him carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony but lose in the opening round of the doubles with brother Jamie in an event where they had hoped to win a medal.

Murray said: "It's been very different from London for me in terms of staying in the village and stuff. I've enjoyed that a lot.

"I spent time around the team and just chatting to some of the other athletes and feeling part of something bigger than your event. That's nice. And it's worked out really well to finish with the gold.

"The loss with Jamie was hard. I was pretty upset after being on a bit of a high after carrying the flag a few days before.

"It was a quite up and down few weeks emotionally but I've obviously enjoyed the experience again. Hopefully I get another chance in Tokyo to play in another Olympics."

Murray's was one of five British gold medals on Sunday. He was able to watch the climax of Justin Rose's golf triumph and was left in awe by Max Whitlock's gymnastics success.

So is the 29-year-old ever amazed by his own achievements?

"No, I worked hard for it," he said. "It's emotional at the end and I never expected to be competing in these events when I first started playing on the tour. I'm very proud to have got the chance to do it again."
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 15, 2016, 06:23:54 pm
he is your next u.s. open champion which starts up in 2 weeks:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum113/murray%20gold-300_zpsthnmgnuj.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum113/murray%20gold-300_zpsthnmgnuj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 15, 2016, 06:35:37 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum114/murray%20gold-400_zpsdmugybtk.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum114/murray%20gold-400_zpsdmugybtk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 15, 2016, 11:15:43 pm
order of play for tomorrow:


cincy:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/cincinnati/422/daily-schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 16, 2016, 09:37:44 am
Andy Murray's gold medal triumph at the Olympics demonstrated his immense mental strength, according to Sky Sports expert Barry Cowan.

The British No 1 defeated Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to defend his Olympic singles title, following up his first gold medal at London 2012.

Murray's victory in Brazil came just a month after he claimed his second Wimbledon title and Sky Sports expert Cowan was hugely impressed with how the Scot maintained his high standards, despite a relentless schedule.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 16, 2016, 12:12:56 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum121/nishi%20billboard-7_zpsaumo2x1q.gif) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum121/nishi%20billboard-7_zpsaumo2x1q.gif.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 17, 2016, 09:11:43 am
order of play for today:

cincy:


http://www.wsopen.com/ResultsAndSchedule/daily_schedule_/?intloc=headernavsub
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 17, 2016, 10:29:49 pm
order of play for tomorrow:


http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/cincinnati/422/daily-schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 18, 2016, 10:01:30 pm
Cilic stock is on the rise.


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum137/cilic_playerpopout_fullbody_zpsrsx1wrgo.png) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum137/cilic_playerpopout_fullbody_zpsrsx1wrgo.png.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 19, 2016, 08:17:34 pm
this man is all business now.


watch out for him at the U.S. Open:


(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum139/andy%20600-4_zpsxmygplkb.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum139/andy%20600-4_zpsxmygplkb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 21, 2016, 10:45:21 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum150/sparta-3_zps4wayekfo.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum150/sparta-3_zps4wayekfo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 23, 2016, 02:07:35 pm
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum166/enrique-13_zps9zl1skj9.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/camelot%20forum/camelot%20forum166/enrique-13_zps9zl1skj9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on August 28, 2016, 09:20:39 pm
order of play for tomorrow: u.s. open:


http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html?promo
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 01, 2016, 09:57:01 pm
order of play for tomorrow:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/us-open/560/daily-schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 04, 2016, 08:18:41 pm
order of play for tomorrow:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/us-open/560/daily-schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2016, 10:35:45 am
order of play:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/current/us-open/560/daily-schedule
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2016, 11:25:37 am
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/spartacus120/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/new%20album-1/roger%20federer%20pics-1_zpsngyovdxq.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/spartacus120/media/spartan%20images/this%20is%20sparta/new%20album-1/roger%20federer%20pics-1_zpsngyovdxq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 06, 2016, 07:26:03 pm
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/tennis/10565848/cowan-nadal-can-bounce-back
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2016, 11:40:38 am
This will be a huge Davis Cup upset if it happens.

Argentina takes a 2-0 lead after Pella derailed Kyle Edmund.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 17, 2016, 12:48:55 pm
UK back in business as the Murray brothers deliver.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 18, 2016, 09:14:29 am
Murray is about to deliver but I don't see how Kyle Edmond is going to derail Del Potro.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 19, 2016, 01:14:32 pm
close but no cigar for Great Britain this time.

Argentina wins. Congrats to the Argentina Davis Cup team and their fans.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: masterclass on September 20, 2016, 04:03:40 pm
Yep General.  Obviously Del Potro beating Murray was the big key match. 

Brits were always going to win the doubles.
I was surprised Arg coach played Del Potro in dubs.

But it turned out ok anyway as Evans was just outclassed by Leo Mayer after the first set in the deciding rubber.

Andy is like a one-man team when they go up against a good squad.  IF he somehow can't win all his matches and the doubles, they lose.

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 20, 2016, 05:15:17 pm
you are spot on general.

Andy had to deliver all 3 of his points in order for them to win.


congrats to D-Pot and his fans. his comeback is coming along well. he seems to be managing quite well with his sliced backhand.

and speaking of comebacks, lets hope Roger is the comeback player of the year next year.

I am looking forward to his return in 2017. this year's U.S Open was not the same without him.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Moonball Pusher on September 30, 2016, 08:06:48 pm
Any good matches going on these days?  Last good one I saw was the Delpo-Murray match, which was spectacular. 
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on September 30, 2016, 08:24:22 pm
Andy slipped a little bit after Cincy but I think he will bounce back.


he has to fix his serve.


Nishikori attacked his 2nd serve no less than 39 times in that match at Flushing Meadows.


you just cant allow that to happen if you are a top player and if you are nearly 6 foot 4.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Moonball Pusher on October 01, 2016, 04:46:09 pm
Andy slipped a little bit after Cincy but I think he will bounce back.


he has to fix his serve.


Nishikori attacked his 2nd serve no less than 39 times in that match at Flushing Meadows.


you just cant allow that to happen if you are a top player and if you are nearly 6 foot 4.

If Mugray had a good serve (especially second serve) he would have many more slams.

But he's also a mental midget a lot of the time.  And he doesn't have the mental stamina that it takes to get to number 1 and stay there like Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have.

He'll still probably be number 1 someday just be default, when Djokovic fades out, since there is no one else on the horizon.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2016, 08:08:43 pm
that is one reason why he brought Lendl back. to help become more calm and more composed in difficult and clutch moments.

now we will just have to see how it all plays out.

but you are 100% spot on: he needs a better serve. both the first and the second.

and especially the 2nd serve which is a joke. lower ranked women can serve harder and better.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on October 01, 2016, 08:25:14 pm
Andy slipped a little bit after Cincy but I think he will bounce back.


he has to fix his serve.


Nishikori attacked his 2nd serve no less than 39 times in that match at Flushing Meadows.


you just cant allow that to happen if you are a top player and if you are nearly 6 foot 4.

If Mugray had a good serve (especially second serve) he would have many more slams.

But he's also a mental midget a lot of the time.  And he doesn't have the mental stamina that it takes to get to number 1 and stay there like Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have.

He'll still probably be number 1 someday just be default, when Djokovic fades out, since there is no one else on the horizon.



you are right about that. only way he can make it to the top is by being opportunistic:

he simply has to be ready to snatch the wins if djokovic is not around or if he is injured.

that is exactly what happened at Wimbledon. djokovic was not there across the net in the final.

so for that reason I have advocated that andy needs to keep taking his fitness to the next level and be ready if the opportunities present themselves.


djokovic is simply too good when he is healthy and in sync. Andy, on the other hand, can never be good enough to deal with the likes of Djokovic because he does not have a dominating forehand.

you need a dominating forehand in modern tennis to rise to the top.

that is really andy's greatest liability.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on October 09, 2016, 08:49:50 am
Kyrgios snatched a title in Japan. Derails Goffin.


And Rafa bags another doubles title but what good is it. I mean who gives a damn for these chicken **** doubles titles.

he is an all time great singles player who is rapidly falling off the singles radar. why waste your energies and your focus on doubles.


it is just another one of my indicators. chicken **** doubles titles are easy since you don't have to work much.

and hard work is the last thing he wants to do.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on December 20, 2016, 07:40:29 pm
this two time Wimbledon champion attacked in her own home:


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/petra-kvitova-injured-knife-wielding-attacker-her-home-110919754--ten.html
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on December 31, 2016, 09:41:31 pm
Rafa off to a good start.

snags 4th UAE title.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on January 03, 2017, 10:08:37 am
Rafa runs over Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_5753
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on January 05, 2017, 11:50:48 am
Rafa gets it done in Brisbane.


And Andy is well on his way to winning his 26th match in a row.
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death on January 06, 2017, 08:27:49 am
Rafa is out in Brisbane.


http://www.tennisexplorer.com/live/#inscore_ifheight_xdc_4171
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: masterclass on January 06, 2017, 01:54:32 pm
General, I saw the match from the second set on.

About midway through the second set, it looked like Rafa started losing energy.
Maybe he used up a lot in the first set getting the lead?  I didn't see it, so I don't know.

At any rate, it looks like his fitness is still a problem.  Ok, we are early in the season, so he has a little time to get fit, especially once he hits the clay.
But his positioning on return, and his return is still a big problem.

I realize Raonic is one of the best servers in the game, but on second serve Rafa was still 5 meters behind the baseline.
It makes him look scared out there and it makes it difficult for him to return deep. 
When he did return it, he was fortunate to get the ball back to the service line.  I think one return didn't even make it to the net.
Then if Rafa can't break, it puts more pressure on his own serve.
Near the end, it simply looked like Rafa had no idea where Raonic was going to serve, and Raonic routinely closed it out after breaking once at the start of the set.

Moya and Uncle Toni have simply got to get Nadal to move in closer on return on faster hard courts.  He is giving up too much court and angles. He has quick enough reactions.
Sure Raonic is ranked #3 and a tougher, better player these days, but if I see Rafa become more fit, and returning more aggressively, instead of camping in downtown Brisbane, and he still loses, then congratulate Raonic and that's it.

Early in the second, I did see some solid forehands from Rafa.
The good news is that I still see much room for improvement from him.  But he has to start doing it...

In other matches, Djokovic was very lucky to win today over Verdasco.  Novak played very poorly from a 4-2 lead to lose the first set, and Verdasco had a 6-2 lead in the second set tiebreaker, and a total of 5 match points, and couldn't put some sitters away, losing the set and naturally the match. 

If Djokovic can't pick up his game significantly, he should be well beaten by Murray tomorrow who routined Berdych today.

Respectfully,
masterclass
Title: Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
Post by: Clay Death