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1 Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 12:48

Sluffy

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Starts today.

Any tennis nuts on Nuts?

Will Andy Murray win?

What do you think?

2 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 12:50

BoltonTillIDie

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
I like watching the Wimbledon event. Andy Murray has had some bad form as late and has had an injury, hoping he's made a full recovery.

3 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 13:27

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Hate tennis. Always glad when it's over. Each to his own though.

No wonder the BBC go over the top with it. It's one of the few sports still in their portfolio.

4 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 13:32

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Love tennis, but hate the way Laura Robson & co always get wildcards to the tournament.

Robson is already out, beaten by a nobody.

But she's £35k better off so why should she care?

5 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 13:42

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Robson has been out of action for 17 months but for a 23 year old woman I thought she played poorly today. Murray has a hip injury and has been having pain killing injections in his hip so hopefully he should get to the quarter finals at least.

I love Tennis having been brought up watching the likes of Borg and Connors in the seventies.

6 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 13:55

boltonbonce

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I'd like to see them all playing with wooden rackets,even if on for an exhibition match.

Some of the modern rackets are like missile launchers.

In a similar vein,I'd like to see two teams of modern day footballers play a 90 minute match in 1950's boots,and with a ball from the same era.

They'd cry like babies.

7 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:08

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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I remember Borg playing with a wooden Donnay racket. Slazenger, Dunlop and Wilson were the other popular makes back then. These days these new graphite rackets have much bigger head surface but shorter handles. The bigger racket head allows the players to generate so much power than players back in the earlier days. 

Roscoe Tanner and Victor Amaya were the big servers in the seventies so God knows what speeds they would have generated with these modern rackets

Squash has gone exactly the same way with bigger graphite heads and shorter handles.

8 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:09

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Do you remember Tony Roache?
Served like a crab. Although not a tennis fan,it was enjoyable to watch in those days.

9 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:14

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Yes I do. An Aussie. Not as good as Rod Laver, John Newcombe or Ken Rosewall who were the other great Aussie players around that time.

10 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:20

boltonbonce

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Ken Rosewall was great. What he lacked in power,he made up for in artistry. Sadly,the game is becoming more and more about brute force.

11 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:25

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:Ken Rosewall was great. What he lacked in power,he made up for in artistry. Sadly,the game is becoming more and more about brute force.

Rosewall is credited as being the greatest mens player never to have won Wimbledon.

12 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:31

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Hewitt and McMillan were good for a laugh in the doubles.

Sadly,Hewitt is now only remembered as a child rapist.

13 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:37

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Bob Hewitt was the bald Aussie who made South Africa his adopted home. Frew always wore a white cap. They were both very good doubles players but back then Raul Ramirez and Brian Gottfied took some beating.

14 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:40

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Rain stopped play. Thankfully Cliff Richard is now a citizen of Barbados and nowhere near Wimbledon.

15 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:40

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Don't tell me Brucie isn't there?

16 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:42

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Jackie Stewart is in the crowd but not spotted Rolf Harris yet.

17 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:47

okocha

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Tony Kelly
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Perfect opportunity for me to blow my own trumpet as a Bolton Lawn Tennis Championships finalist in both singles and doubles in consecutive years, back in the day.bounce  

Then gave up playing competitively in favour of cricket.

18 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:53

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
'Finalist',suggests you lost. Spill the beans.

Even if you did,well played. I suffered the indignity of having to serve underarm,because it was the only way I could actually hit the ball.
I looked a right Nelly.

19 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:39

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Ok, Sherlock. Yep, 4 finals, 4 losses. No bottle. Can you guess why I turned to cricket as my summer sport?!

20 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:43

Cajunboy

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Is Corbyn there in his blazer and boater?

21 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:45

boltonbonce

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Cajunboy wrote:Is Corbyn there in his blazer and boater?
They wouldn't let him in.

22 Re: Wimbledon on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:49

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm more a Tiddly man myself. Can you beat this for drama?

23 Re: Wimbledon on Wed Jul 05 2017, 17:23

BoltonTillIDie

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
Murray currently winning his second round match 1 set to 0

24 Re: Wimbledon on Wed Jul 05 2017, 18:31

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Easy win for Murray. Good to see he has Stoneface back in his corner.

25 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 07:12

BoltonTillIDie

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
Won £200 on this match by predicting 6-3,6-2,6-2!  Woo hoo.  60-1

26 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 07:26

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:Won £200 on this match by predicting 6-3,6-2,6-2!  Woo hoo.  60-1
Well done! :clap:

27 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:34

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
BoltonTillIDie wrote:Won £200 on this match by predicting 6-3,6-2,6-2!  Woo hoo.  60-1

Nice one. That's quite a scoop is that!

28 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:40

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Oh I say! To coin a phrase. Never had a bet on tennis in my life. Too many variables.

Well done to you though.

29 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:41

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:Oh I say! To coin a phrase. Never had a bet on tennis in my life. Too many variables.

Well done to you though.

Strangely enough, I've never had a bet on the tennis either. I don't know why but it's something I have never even considered.

30 Re: Wimbledon on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:42

BoltonTillIDie

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
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In play bets are good as they can change so much on depending on how a certain game is going etc. I just wanted to make the Murray match a little more entertaining as we all knew it would be an easy win.

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