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General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:46:25 pm »
Completely agree general.  I mean I remember he was a loose cannon from those days at T4U.  But Mimi invited me, you were there, some others, I thought I would give it a chance.  But yeah, he went ballistic on one of those users that disagreed with him.  From what I could see you told him to calm down.  And then he went ballistic on you, then he started demodding everyone.  He demodded me even though I missed all the excitement, saying absolutely nothing, apparently for not answering his PMs.  Strange, I thought I did. But anyway, I said I would be at the forum intermittently, so...   After he did all this, I posted a short statement in MTF Castle, saying that doing all that  it looked like he was giving himself a permanent ban by destroying his own forum.  Then he banned me.  This after saying he wasn't going to ban anyone. 

Anyway General, he isn't worth talking about other than a person to stay away from.  A forum has to be run by a calmer person with the forum's interests at heart, not his own.  On a tennis forum, nobody is going to agree on everything. There are bound to be some conflicts that need to be resolved in a calm manner.  You don't get more posters by pissing off a whole host of interested and good posters. He actually wasted a golden opportunity. Eh, his loss.

More later...


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:49:02 pm »
Well, MTF did it again.  General Clay Death called Boss a clown and got a personal attack infraction and a permanent ban for accumulation of infractions.

I tried to reason with TViolation, but it did no good. Mimi also made a statement for them to come to their sensest.  In principle, I don't think anyone should be given a permanent ban for accumulation of minor infractions, no matter how many times it occurs.

In the real world, it would be like giving life imprisonment or the death penalty for insulting the town fool over and over again.

There should be a maximum ban time for each category of infractions by severity that gets invoked once a certain amount of infractions is exceeded for the category.  A personal attack is considered a relatively minor infraction.  The maximum ban time should be no more than a month whether you do it 10 times or 100.

Also, once General Clay Death returned from his first perma-ban, and served his probation period successfully, they should have automatically wiped out all of his minor infractions that had occurred over 2 years before and more.  It seems they didn't. 

General it's MTF's loss.  I think the forum is close to dying anyway.  When the Big 3 retire, it will be like a ghost town.


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Masterclass Fireside
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:49:51 am »
Awesome general. Thanks.  Keep them coming.

Here some pics I found in the last couple of days... of Rafa enjoying a rest on different grass and a Coca-Cola in Mallorca...  :)


Glad to hear you got back ok General.  Rest well.


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Masterclass Fireside
« on: July 17, 2017, 01:50:26 am »
Superb image General.  Royal purple no less. :)


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Masterclass Fireside
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:03:03 pm »
it is our legendary thread general.

it would not be success that it has become without you.

You are too kind my friend.  :)

Meanwhile the thread is had a few more pages posted since Federer put #19 in the bag today.
Of course the bandwagon is getting crowded now that he is close to completing the Quest.
But it took real foresight to say it 5 years ago.

If he doesn't get hurt, the US Open is looking excellent for getting #20.  He still looks as hungry as ever after all these years.

The Most Wimbledon Titles in the History of Men's Tennis

Best regards,

General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Masterclass Fireside
« on: July 15, 2017, 01:49:53 am »
Thanks for the kind thoughts and words General.

Roger already has 18 majors in the bag. 

Tomorrow he goes for major #19 and title #93 in the Wimbledon final against Cilic

I predict  your legendary thread Mother of All Quests: 20 slams and 100 titles thread will soon be fired up again.  :)


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Masterclass Fireside
« on: July 14, 2017, 04:21:33 am »
It's incredible General. After this RAFA can ride into the sunset without a care.
But he will probably keep playing as long as he can. The money is just too good.
Each one of these victories probably adds another 100 million in the bank if not more.

Sorry I haven't been posting lately anywhere until now.  I've been in the hospital again for a few days.
This time I had to have classic open surgery to take my gallbladder out.
It was in bad condition, so they couldn't finish the normally easier laparoscopic procedure, so now I have a lengthy cut across my abdomen with about 15- 20 metal staple stitches.  Some pain and it's difficult to move, but in 14 days I will have those stitches out and it should be better.  Then a few weeks to recover strength and a special diet.

I hope you are doing well. 

Best Regards,

General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: June 25, 2017, 08:26:30 pm »
Affirmative General.

He has to stay healthy and motivated.

With Murray and Djokovic in disarray, he has the clear opportunity to strike.

We don't know if and when they will come back to form or not, but we know what will happen if they don't. 

Clay Warrior and the Swiss Assassin could capture everything in sight. 

Well maybe they will leave some crumbs for the others... They can't play every tournament under the sun.


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: June 25, 2017, 12:44:18 pm »
Halle Title #9 and career title #92 in the bag for Roger Federer after ruthlessly schooling young #NextGen star Alex Zverev. 

Congrats to all his fans and commiserations to Zverev supporters.

The old man continues to roll toward an 8th Wimbledon title and major #19.  Who can stop him General?

But he probably should have already had 8 & 20 as he left Wimbledon 2014 and USO 2015 on the table as well as others when he was a younger man.

I'm not totally happy with the Swiss Assassin.


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:53:31 am »
Clay Warrior got it done.  He was unchallenged at Roland Garros and took his 10th without looking back.

Congratulations to Rafael and his team on the 10th French Open title!

FYI, I'm still not entirely happy with Clay Warrior.   

For one, he left far more on the table than he should have.

Let us see what happens the rest of the year.


Stan had his day, but was not God enough for Clay Warrior on a mission to pass Sampras.  Still a good tournament for Stan the Man.


Well General, looks like we called it again way back in the beginning of May.

Stanimal in the final with Clay Warrior.

People should just come to Camelot to know what is going on, no?

Everyone is looking at Rafa, Novak, Andy, and even Roger at the French Open this year. 

But one simply cannot ignore Stan.  He is quite capable of playing immense tennis on clay as he has shown.

He is my dark horse to take RG.  Del Potro could also be dangerous by the time RG rolls around.


General Pro Player Discussions / Re: Camelot: General Tennis Chat
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:37:34 am »
Rafa will continue to beat non-top 10 lesser players on clay and win tournaments if Djokovic and Murray continue their poor form for much longer.
Even if they get back their form, it might be too late once Rafa builds his confidence and head of steam.

I'm not entirely happy with the Swiss Assassin's absence from any clay events, but maybe it is a strategic move on his part to come into Roland Garros very fresh while the others have played a lot.  Rolling out of bed and winning the AO is one thing for the ultra-talented Federer, but clay is the battlefield of the gods.  His strategy could backfire with an early exit at RG from lack of play on clay. 

If Rafa can stay healthy and wins RG, he is more than capable of carrying that play to Wimbledon, even though he has not done so the last 5 years.


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