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01-22-2014, 07:36 PM
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19 and heading to a top 20 ranking after the tourament is done.

Bright future for the lass to say the least.

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01-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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You're lucky you have such an understanding other half…
Well in a sense she would have to be..

you might be onto something.

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Well in a sense she would have to be..

you might be onto something.
I didn't realize the double entendre in my post until it was too late.

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If she wasn't hot, how much headlines is she drawing?

Honest question.

Good for her...not taking anything away from her but it's a legit question.

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01-22-2014, 07:43 PM
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If she wasn't hot, how much headlines is she drawing?

Honest question.

Good for her...not taking anything away from her but it's a legit question.
Like I said, first Canadian in 30 years to reach the semis of a GS event. Loads of potential. Only 19 years old.

As a Canadian sports fan and as a Canadian period, she makes me proud.

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01-22-2014, 07:44 PM
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I don't think my ear drums will be forgiving me for listening to Grimmie belch the word titaniUUUUUUUMMMMM in an otherwise good cover to a good song. I don't think my eyes will understand when my brain tells them that the redhead-who's-kinda-cute-in-that-youtube-video can never be seen again.

Please stop ruining things I love.

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01-22-2014, 07:44 PM
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That's what I mean. Raonic makes playing tennis look so hard - it is, of course, but Bouchard makes it look comparatively much more natural and easier. She has better "tennis sense," to use hockey parlance, and it's only going to get better as she gets more experience.
That's a perfect way to put it.

Genie, and Saviano said as much last match, seems to thrive and love playing the brighter the spotlight gets. It's really hard to remember she is only 19 years old. That composure and ability to rise to the occasion she possesses is an intangible that simply can't be taught. So many players; Oudin, Tomic, Wozniacki are a few good examples, have early success that just don't have the composure or mental fortitude to maintain it but it's just the opposite for Genie... hard to think anything other than the sky is the limit for her at this point. I want to temper my expectations but she's making it hard for all of us.

Milos really needs to improve his return game, and backhand if he wants to eventually break into the top 5 on the men's side.

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01-22-2014, 07:46 PM
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I don't think my ear drums will be forgiving me for listening to Grimmie belch the word titaniUUUUUUUMMMMM in an otherwise good cover to a good song. I don't think my eyes will understand when my brain tells them that the redhead-who's-kinda-cute-in-that-youtube-video can never be seen again.

Please stop ruining things I love.
Grimmie is a lot better now and she is ridiculously cute. I like the fact that her covers aren't perfect every time and she's one of the few YT artists who don't auto tune the hell out of everything they do.

I had the Madilyn Bailey cover up at first but changed it - I'm pro-Grimmie!

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01-22-2014, 07:47 PM
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For this reason I find it very frustrating watching him. How often does this guy double fault points and matches away.

Used to be a time when a coach would say "make the other guy beat you.."

tbh I lost interest in Tennis when the serve and nothing else guys started ruling the roost. I see Raonic as that.
Raonic does tend to get exposed often, especially against the top players during important points, no question. Very error prone when his opponent is able to deeply return his serve as well. Needs a much more effective all around game.

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01-22-2014, 07:48 PM
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what channel is covering the game? I can't find it in my guide on shaw

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01-22-2014, 07:49 PM
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That's a perfect way to put it.

Genie, and Saviano said as much last match, seems to thrive and love playing the brighter the spotlight gets. It's really hard to remember she is only 19 years old. That composure and ability to rise to the occasion she possesses is an intangible that simply can't be taught. So many players; Oudin, Tomic, Wozniacki are a few good examples, have early success that just don't have the composure or mental fortitude to maintain it but it's just the opposite for Genie... hard to think anything other than the sky is the limit for her at this point. I want to temper my expectations but she's making it hard for all of us.

Milos really needs to improve his return game, and backhand if he wants to eventually break into the top 5 on the men's side eventually.
Problem with Raonic is he's still very raw. Bouchard comparatively is a lot more refined already. Raonic is basically the male equivalent of the Williams' sisters before they learned how to really play the game at a high level.

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what channel is covering the game? I can't find it in my guide on shaw
I can't find it either...

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what channel is covering the game? I can't find it in my guide on shaw
tsn/tsn2

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Can she play defence?

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whoops, thought 730 est

was so confused

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whoops, thought 730 est

was so confused
The match starts 6:38pm pst.

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01-22-2014, 08:09 PM
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I'm going to watch with a "pleasantly surprise me" attitude. She's a clear underdog and I don't expect her to win today, but if she does, she has a legitimate chance at winning it all. The other finalist will be a weaker player than Li Na.
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Problem with Raonic is he's still very raw. Bouchard comparatively is a lot more refined already. Raonic is basically the male equivalent of the Williams' sisters before they learned how to really play the game at a high level.
The biggest problem for Raonic is that the current top 6 is arguably the strongest in tennis history. He just doesn't have the skillset to take on complete players like Federer/Nadal/Djokovic. Also, Williams was a 6 time Grand Slam winner at the same age as Raonic...

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01-22-2014, 08:11 PM
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I'm going to watch with a "pleasantly surprise me" attitude. She's a clear underdog and I don't expect her to win today, but if she does, she has a legitimate chance at winning it all. The other finalist will be a weaker player than Li Na.

The biggest problem for Raonic is that the current top 6 is arguably the strongest in tennis history. He just doesn't have the skillset to take on complete players like Federer/Nadal/Djokovic. Also, Williams was a 6 time Grand Slam winner at the same age as Raonic...
Yeah, not saying Raonic will be anywhere near as good as they were. Just saying his game reminds me a lot of the raw unrefined power game they had early on in their careers.

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The thread prefix scared me into thinking there was an Oilers game tonight...

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The thread prefix scared me into thinking there was an Oilers game tonight...
I wouldn't mind playing Bouchard over Ryan Smyth, at least she has speed.

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If she wasn't hot, how much headlines is she drawing?

Honest question.

Good for her...not taking anything away from her but it's a legit question.
I think it has more to do with the fact that she's Canadian...

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If she wasn't hot, how much headlines is she drawing?

Honest question.

Good for her...not taking anything away from her but it's a legit question.
She probably wouldn't have the "Genie Army" which is a group of young Australian men who've been following her the whole tournament and they even have fight songs for her and stuff. They even tried to sing O' Canada after her wins, but they are still hammering down the words.

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Let's try to keep this as not-babe-thread as possible because I do want it to stay open through the match tonight...
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don't let her break to start...

crap, already 2 games down.

that love-break to begin with was not good

another easy break...

i don't know if I can continue to watch this


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