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I never normally do this sort of thing, but that necklace is so beautiful. I wants it.
I'm sensing some sort of condiment conspiracy, myself.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I figured :) Poor Robin. Nobody loves him (except Samantha). Even I've basically forgotten he exists.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Is he still recuperating? Is there an ETA for his return?
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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And Jane, of course. Howard, too. Multi-talented family. While Nole and Muzz are far and away my favourite members of the 'Big Four', if we're still calling it that, for my money it's the combination that produces the matches with the least interesting points. They're so evenly matched in so many ways it doesn't necessarily make for great tennis, although it can make for great drama. I've heard a few people say that Murray was Djokovic-like today. I don't know if that's true but when I try to imagine today's Muzz playing 2011's Nole it comes out like a sci-fi show when somebody tries to have a physical fight with their duplicate from a parallel universe. Not well, I mean.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I really apologise for compulsive over-posting. I'm trying so hard not to do any work. It's actually much more effort than just doing the work.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I don't know if there is anything to make of it at this point. I mean, it's not the first time that Murray has comprehensively outplayed Nadal, but Nadal has always pretty much dominated their rivalry. Nothing about this match will necessarily change that or is even likely to, unless it's symptomatic of some wider changes in one or both players, which we won't know for a while. But it's really, really fun.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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RK = Robbie Koenig? I'm pretty sure he was in Beijing today. He certainly spent the whole of the Muzz-Nadal match tweeting about the rugby, which would seem to imply he wasn't commentating on it. (The tennis, not the rugby. You know what I mean.) I had Jason Goodall and some other random.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I thought Rafa did serve pretty well, and play pretty aggressive in the second set at least. *shrug* CL, I see your point, for realsies. One of the things that drives me maddest (most mad) about watching Muzz lose to Rafa over and over again ad quite literally nauseam is the fact that I can't help but see Rafa as being a really good match-up for Muzz. Obviously Rafa's amazing and so forth, but I think it's very clear what Muzz has to do against him, he absolutely has the ability to do it, it's just a question of executing or not. Which he generally doesn't and Rafa does - brilliantly. Whereas in terms of their relative weapons and games, it's much more of a toss-up with Federer. The only thing I would say is that the Muzz we saw today wouldn't show up against Federer. He'd play differently and focus on driving Federer mad with his own variety. I think he'd have to.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I know Murray's backhand basically won him the match, but for me - I didn't have time to talk about it in the RR - the best thing about him today was the forehand. He finally hit the elusive balance, briefly glimpsed at Wimbledon this year, between being aggressive with it and not flattening it out too much/snatching at it. When he just hits it deep and heavy, everything works so much better. This is my theory, anyway. And he smiled. All in all, this match is staying on the Sky+ box for a wee while.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I really felt like this match was about Murray, not Nadal. Nadal's level didn't drop in the second set, Murray's just shot up and kept going. By the end, he was just being comprehensively outplayed. Not too much you can do about that. I don't really read too much into this match either way. In fact I felt like Nadal looked perkier and more generally up for it in the first two sets than I've seen him in a while.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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But it is amusing.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Asian Your Call at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Cheers, BP. Does anyone know why JMDP isn't playing Shanghai? I've been completely out of it recently.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on The Deuce Club, 10.7 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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What a result for Radwanska. Premier Mandatory title and everything. Commiserations, Petko fans.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on The Deuce Club, 10.7 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Yawn, yawn. I had a little nap for 3 hours or so and am worried that the Tokyo final was merely a delicious dream. And I don't care that it was Only Tokyo. A performance of that quality against an opponent of that calibre, it could have been the My Back Garden Invitational and it would still rock. Loving this third set between the ladies. Come on Aggie. What a pass!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on The Deuce Club, 10.7 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I'm all for a permanent TW table at the WTFs, as I will be there all week I think, but I would like to move for it to be located somewhere that serves alcohol. And I'm dying to meet Caroline and anyone else who's coming down. That's the only contribution I have to make ... :)
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2011 on High-Fives! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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It's worth noting that 'bung him in there' has no actual innuendo to it in UK usage. Although it sounds like it should.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Have we found out who Wozniacki's coach is yet? My money's on that Rosenkrantz guy. You know. Soderling's coach.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Murray simply couldn't work with Lundgren. Mr Playstation and the hedonist?I really think not.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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I will always think Murray is a near-certainty to win the next Slam, because that's how I cope :) Seriously ... realistically ... I don't know. About either. JMDP's a wreck and Murray is ... see, it's too hard to actually think about it. So I'll just say that I think they'll win ALL the Slams between them. And team up for the doubles.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Murray saves it all for the Slams now :)
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Yeah ... it's worth noting that JMDP has still never beaten Nole in a completed match and I'm not sure how much we can read into their match at the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I thought JMDP played really well but you can't get away from the fact that Nole was in no shape to be playing at all - at least I can't.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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But Nole's form will have to drop off sooner or later, BP/whoeveryouarenow. Even if Nadal doesn't manage to make some adjustments and so on to beat Nole at his best, you don't think he'll be poised and waiting to take advantage of a momentary drop-off, at least? Anyway, I shan't feel too bad for him while he's still thumping everybody else.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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That was a beautiful thing to see, AM, and of course so much better if you're an Aussie. We won't talk about the rugby :)
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Hi AM, how's tricks?
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on The Implacable at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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