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BigBone

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Lot of underdogs marching through the Queen's Club draw. Federer Jr. defeated Mahut, Anderson beat Lopez, Malisse and Querry both moved through. Tsonga and Dodig are battling out the final set.

Nadal won his first match on grass just 3 days after capturing his 7th Roland Garros title, Federer to play Florian Mayer.
 

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USTA announces $500.000.000 renovation, but... no roof! :patsch

The lack of brain cells of American tennis heads never ceases to amaze me. The USTA just announced a half a billion dollar renovation plan for the next decade, but there are no plans for a retractable roof over any court, something that bit organizers hilariously in the ass as they lost tens of millions of dollars due to Monday finals over the past couple of years. They didn't learn it seems.

We of course just had a Monday final at the Garros, but the French will bring a roof over the Chatrier, leaving the US Open the only GS event with no answers to a few drops of rain. The fun part of course is that the Arthur Ashe stadium is so fucking enormous, that you can't build a roof over it even if wanted to - some idiot a few years back decided to build the biggest tennis stadium eva', and now we have rain pushing men's finals back to Monday so 12.000 more could enjoy the game. Only they don't, because 1) most sit so far they don't see shit, 2) nobody buys expensive tickets for shitty seats for a Monday final! Duh? So that leaves the USTA 1) build a new stadium for over a billion, ruled out, 2) build a roof over Louis Armstrong cheap, also ruled out, because we have Arthur Ashe with hotel rooms and McDonalds, why the fuck bring the final in a smaller stadium? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot with a golden Winchester '73 - you have a fortune in your hands, but you're still an idiot.

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BigBone

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Quality day at the grass courts today, but also some bad news: Tsonga may miss Wimbledon with a broken finger he suffered yesterday in the Dodig match.

Schedule at the Gerry Weber Open, starting 12:00 CET:
Youzhny-Stepanek
Nadal-Kohlschreiber <-- defending champ
Federer-Raonic
Berdych-Haas

Schedule at Queen's Club, starting at 11:00 GMT
Tipsarevic-Lu
Dimitrov-Anderson
Cilic-Tipsa/Lu

Nalbandian-Vasselin
Malisse vs. winner of that one
 

BigBone

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Haas defeats Federer, Nalbandian disqualified vs. Cilic

You rarely see a DQ on a tennis court nowadays, do you? Well David Nalbandian just got disqualified in his Queens Club final for hurting one of the line judges.

[video=youtube;vrRi2FiHs3I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrRi2FiHs3I[/video]


I don't think he intended to hurt the dude, but the kick clearly did it's damage and the umpire did the right thing. In Halle Haas upset Federer in 2 sets.
 

Pedderrs

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Why is that guy milking it? What does he gain from doing that? It's a tennis court, not a football pitch. Dick.

Edit: Nevermind. I just watched the long version and the guy was actually bleeding. Fair enough.
 
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Jay

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[MENTION=49]Meast[/MENTION] has more mentions than me. :-(