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« 2018-Jan-21, 05:34 PM Reply #50 »
An analysis of the match which concurs with some of Wenona's points.

I'm still happy to bet against Kyrgios as I detest him and don't buy his new goodie two shoes image.

Slightly more objectively I think that Dimitrov has been paying his dues for a few years and has finally peaked at #3. You'd think he believes he has a strong chance for the tournament and all his preparation has been leading up to the deep matches.

He credits his recent upturn to his new coach Vallverdu and that has to be a massive advantage against his kinda' uncoached opponent.

https://ausopen.com/articles/features/ao-analyst-dimitrov-v-kyrgios

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« 2018-Jan-21, 05:46 PM Reply #51 »
I didn't see Dimitrov's last match but I saw a lot of the five setter against McDonald and I thought he was pretty woeful.


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« 2018-Jan-21, 06:59 PM Reply #52 »
At the $2.3 I'm against Kyrgios too  :x:

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« 2018-Jan-21, 07:04 PM Reply #53 »
The Betfair market has driven me nuts. Dimitrov seems to have firmed. But then it goes the other way.

And I've just been shocked when one 7 commentator actually pronounced Dimitrov's name correctly!

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« 2018-Jan-21, 08:49 PM Reply #54 »
Dimitrov is greatly improved tonight - you are in with a big show - happy for you to collect but us Ace chasers would like it to go 28-26 in the fifth please.  :x:

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« 2018-Jan-23, 10:26 PM Reply #55 »
Here's a trap that caught me out tonight with the Chase The Ace.

Backed Cilic against Nadal in Chase the Ace - spun 100 points ie $2.50 per serve.

I layed Cilic on Betfair to essentially buy the Chase The Ace for a couple of dollars.

Nadal retires hurt and Cilic hits 20 aces at that point.

I get paid my 2000 points but William Hill has this rule :

If  a  match  is awarded  to  a  player  as  a  result  of  the  disqualification  or  incapacity  of  an  opponent,  all  single
wagers placed on the Match Winner, Sets Betting, Correct Sets Order and Games Handicap are void. Affected
multiples will be recalculated excluding that leg


Betfair have no such rule - so I get my William Hill bet refunded and lose the lay on Betfair - Cilic wins and hits 20 aces but I'm out $85 less the Ace points on the match.  :tears:

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« 2018-Jan-23, 10:42 PM Reply #56 »
You beat me to it Wenona  :tears: I backed Cilic at the $4 (got 40 points per Ace) and was pretty happy with myself, took me a couple of minutes to work out why my account hadn't been credited.

Very ordinary from WH  :shutup:  emthdown

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« 2018-Jan-27, 09:38 PM Reply #57 »
One of the best women's finals.   emthup

Could have gone either way right up until the last point.

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« 2018-Jan-27, 09:59 PM Reply #58 »
Exactly right  emthup

What could have been that in-joke all about when Wozniacki mentioned to agent during the presentation that maybe now she could get her L cover?

or something like that.

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« 2018-Jan-27, 10:02 PM Reply #59 »
Exactly right  emthup

What could have been that in-joke all about when Wozniacki mentioned to agent during the presentation that maybe now she could get her L cover?

or something like that.

Went straight over my head - crowd seemed to know  :shy:

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« 2018-Jan-27, 10:08 PM Reply #60 »
L is a homonym of Elle



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« 2018-Jan-27, 10:10 PM Reply #61 »
Wozniacki does some modelling (she has been n the last couple of Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions).

The reference to her agent was suggesting a cover spread in Elle magazine.

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« 2018-Jan-28, 04:14 AM Reply #62 »
Wozniacki does some modelling (she has been n the last couple of Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions).

The reference to her agent was suggesting a cover spread in Elle magazine.

OK. Got it now.

Wow. If you do an image search on her you can see why. She's a real stunner


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« 2018-Jan-28, 09:01 AM Reply #63 »
Okay.
Got it.  emthup

Memo to self for the new year.

"Must keep up to speed with swimsuit, and near-naked. fashion".

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« 2018-Jan-31, 05:41 AM Reply #64 »
Surely this is against your Sharia Law, Cockroach?

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« 2018-Mar-25, 12:24 PM Reply #65 »
Kokkinakis upsets Federer in Miami!

Kyrgios joins him in the last 32.

Barty and Gavrilova still live in the WTA.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/kokkinakis-blasts-federer-away-in-miami

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« 2018-Jun-15, 05:30 PM Reply #66 »
Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy
Tennis champion cites his role as Central African Republic’s cultural attache in high court
Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is using his role as an ambassador for the Central African Republic to claim diplomatic immunity from ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the UK.
Lawyers for the former tennis star lodged a claim in the high court in London on Thursday asserting immunity against attempts to enforce bankruptcy proceedings against Becker, which his creditors have applied to extend, citing his role as the Central African Republic’s attache to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs, which he started in April this year.
The position is covered by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which means Becker cannot be made subject to any legal process without the consent of the Central African Republic and the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, according to his lawyers.
Becker was declared bankrupt in June 2017 over an undisclosed amount of money owed to private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co, which a court ruled he was not able to pay.
After his lawyers submitted the application, Becker said: “The decision to commence bankruptcy proceedings against me was both unjustified and unjust. A bunch of anonymous and unaccountable bankers and bureaucrats pushed me into a completely unnecessary declaration of bankruptcy, which has inflicted a whole heap of damage on me, both commercially and professionally, and on those close to me.
“I have now asserted diplomatic immunity as I am in fact bound to do, in order to bring this farce to an end, so that I can start to rebuild my life. Once this gravy train for the suits has been stopped in its tracks, my lawyers will turn to the question of compensation. I will be coming after the people who forced this process through to hold them publicly accountable for their actions.”
Arbuthnot Latham & Co declined to immediately comment on Becker’s statement.
Becker will reportedly have his own office in the Brussels embassy of the Central African Republic as part of the role as sports attache.
He has employed Ben Emmerson QC, who has previously represented Julian Assange and Marina Litvinenko, to fight his bankruptcy case.
He continued: “I should add that I am immensely proud of my appointment as the sports and culture attache for the Central African Republic. Sport is incredibly important in Africa and is fast becoming a universal language, a form of social diplomacy and a leveller between people from vastly different and unequal social backgrounds around the world.
“My diplomatic role in the Central African Republic allows me to give something meaningful back to sports supporters in one of the poorest parts of the world. There is no reason why a role of this kind should be treated any differently to an appointment as a military or a trade attache, which everyone recognises as attracting diplomatic immunity.”
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« 2018-Jun-15, 05:39 PM Reply #67 »
Dunno why the laughing , Bubba.

Sounds like your kinda guy. :whistle:

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« 2018-Jul-06, 04:36 PM Reply #68 »
Haven't watched Wimbledon - not really interested.


But channel flicking last night rewarded me with the little Jap guy beating Tomic. 


It was wonderful. 

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« 2018-Jul-08, 07:28 AM Reply #69 »
The little Jap as fz calls him(it is 2018) Kei Nishikori disposes another jerk Aussie player.

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« 2018-Jul-08, 07:38 AM Reply #70 »
SW, That’s great news first thing in the morning  :clap2:

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« 2018-Jul-08, 02:11 PM Reply #71 »
Nishikori needs to be listed in next years Australian Honours. Far more deserving than the old Greek prince

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« 2018-Jul-10, 01:35 AM Reply #72 »
The little Jap as fz calls him(it is 2018) Kei Nishikori disposes another jerk Aussie player.


July.  Didn't see the match but I'd like to buy that little Jap guy a drink. 


"Jap" being short for Japanese just like "Aussie" is short for "Australian."


I don't know which of these two complete cretins I enjoyed being ousted more.


I'm hoping they team up for the doubles and get smashed in that too. 

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« 2018-Jul-10, 08:54 AM Reply #73 »
Actually the use of jap is not like aussie. Many Japanese find the expression offensive. Do you call Germans krauts openly?

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« 2018-Jul-11, 01:28 AM Reply #74 »
In what way is Jap not like Aussie?  They are both abbreviations of the full name.


I don't think "kraut" is short for German.  It just doesn't look right. 


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