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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:26 am

Played the gender card too. Idiot.


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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:29 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:26 am
Played the gender card too. Idiot.
I don't watch men's tennis since Layton stopped being No. 1 so I treat them equally. If you were not referring to myself than I will apologise to myself for thinking of myself that way.
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Post by hobbo » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:33 am

She should be in the men’s draw
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:58 am

hobbo wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:33 am
She should be in the men’s draw
She used to beat Roddick when they were both juniors, I would have liked to see her against Our Llayton years ago.
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Post by hobbo » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 10:05 am

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:58 am
hobbo wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:33 am
She should be in the men’s draw
She used to beat Roddick when they were both juniors, I would have liked to see her against Our Llayton years ago.
She would’ve wiped the floor against that little piss ant
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !


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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 10:20 am

hobbo wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 10:05 am
Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:58 am
hobbo wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 9:33 am
She should be in the men’s draw
She used to beat Roddick when they were both juniors, I would have liked to see her against Our Llayton years ago.
She would’ve wiped the floor against that little piss ant
As adults she played mixed doubles with Roddick and just to appease his ego she would let him serve first.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by cktiger » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:50 am

If anyone thinks Williams would beat ANY mens pro tennis player they are off their rocker.
There actually is a Universal Tennis Rating which uses a points system.
The top men rate as level 16.
The 500th ranked male player is a 15.
Most of the men ranked on the computer below 1000 (down to 2200 around where the rankings stop), are either 14 or 15.
Serena Williams is rated as 13 - equivalent to a mid-level male college player.
And she wants equality without having to play 5 setters.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 12:33 pm

cktiger wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:50 am
If anyone thinks Williams would beat ANY mens pro tennis player they are off their rocker.
There actually is a Universal Tennis Rating which uses a points system.
The top men rate as level 16.
The 500th ranked male player is a 15.
Most of the men ranked on the computer below 1000 (down to 2200 around where the rankings stop), are either 14 or 15.
Serena Williams is rated as 13 - equivalent to a mid-level male college player.
And she wants equality without having to play 5 setters.
We are not discussing 2018 but about 2004 when Our Bamboo Lleyton was no. 1 and Serena's serve was probably faster than his.

Serena has stated that of course she can play five sets. She bases the claim on that the women's games attract as much gate takings as the male games.
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Post by cktiger » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:24 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 12:33 pm
cktiger wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:50 am
If anyone thinks Williams would beat ANY mens pro tennis player they are off their rocker.
There actually is a Universal Tennis Rating which uses a points system.
The top men rate as level 16.
The 500th ranked male player is a 15.
Most of the men ranked on the computer below 1000 (down to 2200 around where the rankings stop), are either 14 or 15.
Serena Williams is rated as 13 - equivalent to a mid-level male college player.
And she wants equality without having to play 5 setters.
We are not discussing 2018 but about 2004 when Our Bamboo Lleyton was no. 1 and Serena's serve was probably faster than his.

Serena has stated that of course she can play five sets. She bases the claim on that the women's games attract as much gate takings as the male games.
I’d put my house on Lleyton to beat her now- and she can have the five sets to do it... with Robbie Farah playing one of Leyton’s sets for him.

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Post by coivtny » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:29 pm

cktiger wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 11:50 am
If anyone thinks Williams would beat ANY mens pro tennis player they are off their rocker.
There actually is a Universal Tennis Rating which uses a points system.
The top men rate as level 16.
The 500th ranked male player is a 15.
Most of the men ranked on the computer below 1000 (down to 2200 around where the rankings stop), are either 14 or 15.
Serena Williams is rated as 13 - equivalent to a mid-level male college player.
And she wants equality without having to play 5 setters.
I agree with you comparison of Williams to the men. She probably wouldn't win a set against any men on the main tour or satellite tours. But I think the five set argument is a furphy. Most men's tournaments these days are best of 3 sets. It's only the majors and a few other tournaments that are the best of 5 sets. And I'm quite sure the women could and would play the best of 5 if they had to. The best determinant of whether there should be equal pay in both-sex tournaments is drawing power. I don't know whether there's ever been any reliable measure of the relative drawing power of men and women.

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Post by Newtown » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:39 pm

What's happened to sportwomaship in Women's tennis. Does it really exist amongst the top women tennis players?

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:52 pm

About income I don't know if it is a factor now but was Billie Jean King's day when the battle was on.
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:53 pm

Newtown wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:39 pm
What's happened to sportwomaship in Women's tennis. Does it really exist amongst the top women tennis players?
I hope you are not playing the gender card like I was accused of earlier
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Post by jadtiger » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:59 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:52 pm
About income I don't know if it is a factor now but was Billie Jean King's day when the battle was on.
She did beat a bloke who was twice her age and the disparity between mens and womens prizes was far larger then than now

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:14 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:59 pm
Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:52 pm
About income I don't know if it is a factor now but was Billie Jean King's day when the battle was on.
She did beat a bloke who was twice her age and the disparity between mens and womens prizes was far larger then than now
sounds like some of the older guys marrying young Filipinas
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Post by jadtiger » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:29 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:14 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:59 pm
Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 1:52 pm
About income I don't know if it is a factor now but was Billie Jean King's day when the battle was on.
She did beat a bloke who was twice her age and the disparity between mens and womens prizes was far larger then than now
sounds like some of the older guys marrying young Filipinas
My wife is Filipina and younger than me but nowhere near as much as the tennis mismatch

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Post by hugh1954 » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:37 pm

Would be a much better tournament if "The Don" was involved

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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Sun 09 Sep, 2018 2:59 pm

formerguest wrote:
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Sun 09 Sep, 2018 7:55 am
So the crowd boos st the presentation and the winner is reduced to tears
All class yanks and William's has no credibility whatsoever
Really?, what a joke they are. The poor girl has just beaten her idol and is no doubt struggling with the situation and then has to put up with that crap. Serena has lowered herself and the crowd to a Trump like level.
Correction:
"Serena has lowered herself and the crowd to a Obama like level." or even better

"Serena has lowered herself and the crowd to a crooked Hillary like level."

:) :deadhorse:

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