Friday, July 07, 2017

Luv, set and match

The atmosphere in Melbourne during the Australian Open tennis is terrific. I expect it is the same in London for Wimbledon. However, perhaps aside from some upcoming and talented hopeful competitors, once again Australia has been disgraced by our top male tennis players, on top of us being disgraced around the world by a religious nutter and activist, and old homophobic female tennis champion.

There are clearly no rules about being of good character in the rule book of Tennis Australia for admittance. Tomic and Kyrgios are just nasty spoilt lads with not an ounce of sportsmanship in them.
They are pricks, ugly men to their core, and the quicker they disappear from the public eye and public tennis playing, the better.

I would rather Australia lose at tennis for the next hundred years with nice and sportsman like players who tried hard and lost rather than have these tossers representing our country.

Photos from a blog that stole them from another blog that stole them from a sports site that stole them from a news publication that failed to credit the photographer which found the photos on Twitter.



34 comments:

  1. I used to adore tennis

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    1. John, I think only Wimbledon keeps things vaguely nice in tennis.

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  2. Tennis like most other sports doesn't float my boat, but I do agree about the shame of being represented by nasty spoilt (and very well paid) brats.

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    1. EC, it does seem we are getting a reputation for very poor examples of sportsmanship.

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  3. Usually I will give someone the benefit of the doubt but I have to say I agree with you on this one Andrew.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Of course you could rightly support Mr Murray.

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    2. No thank you - he's a conceited miserable bugger!

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    3. And totally controlled by old Ma Murray. His personality is.......kind of flat.

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  4. Not one to follow tennis that much, but that Kyrgios fella rings a bell, he was in the news at some point over his behavior at a game if I remember correctly. Greetings!

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    1. Blogoratti, they both have history of very poor behaviour. Sad.

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  5. Do you remember John McEnroe's on-court temper tantrums where he attacked umpires and ball boys in public? THAT was intolerable behaviour :(

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    1. Hels, I do and I think the rot of bad behaviour began with him.

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    2. Along with that stupid grunting. Remember when tennis matches were played and won in near silence? I don't see that grunting improves the performance at all. imagine being at a venue that has several courts going at once. You could close your eyes and think you were at a zoo during mating season.

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  6. 'It matters not to win or lose, but how one plays the game'.

    As for the woman who's name must not be mentioned; she should shut up, and try to behave like a normal human being. She's a disgrace.

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    1. Cro, everyone likes winners, but that quote is very apt. I like the idea of not mentioning her name. That tennis woman whose name must not be mentioned.

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  7. So there is Trump, North Korea, the overpaid Fahour, the overwhacking Fahour, Court, Tomic,the West Coast Eagles, George Pell - all people/things to worry about but perhaps different intensities of worry are warranted. I'm not saying Tomic does not deserve censure but in the end he is his own worst enemy whereas the rest of them can hurt other people. Although I only put the Eagles in there cos they annoy me.
    Cheers Marie

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    1. Well put Marie but we need some light relief at times by focusing on idiots. Tomic really is his own worst enemy.

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  8. Andrew, Watching a tv documentary just prior to Wimbledon we saw some wonderful flashbacks to the late 60's and early 70's. And from what I can make out it actually looked like Australia at that time totally dominated the game of Tennis with the likes of Laver, Rosewall, Newcombe and Roche, Goolagong as well as that nutty woman.
    It all seemed such a much more gentle time.

    I was quite moved myself watching them interview Rod Laver asking him what it was like winning back then. He was almost in tears. Not sure if they were tears out of nostalgic emotion or tears for the current crop of Aussie bad boys.

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    1. Dee, and then came more talent. One is a boss of something in tennis now, ah yes........Macnamara and Macknee....something like that. Our golden years of tennis.

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  9. I can't see why the tennis association doesn't have a three strikes and you're out rule. And that's OUT for life. Play nice or go home.

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    1. River, that is fair enough. But there are conflicts because these lads are drawcards and the worse the behave, up to a point, the more people want to see them play and the more money Tennis Australia makes.

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  10. I couldn't agree more, Andrew! Both of them a mug lairs! I wish they would leave the game forever...run away together and play their video games. They're a disgrace.

    I love watching the tennis, but when those two play I always hope they lose. I hate barracking against my Aussie sportsmen and women, but as far as those two are concerned...I go against them every time.

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    1. Mum too Lee and she is such a proud Aussie. It really irks her to have to hope and pray an Aussie loses.

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    2. Lee, I haven't heard the term mug lairs for years. I would do the same as you if I watched tennis. I did once. It was quite good.

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  11. Crikey Andrew ..... my Mum LOVES tennis. She was quite the player in her young days but she can't stand those two blokes. What a disgrace, aye?? She'll keep watching though. Just not when THEY are playing.

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    1. Charlie, you would not have been around then to see your Mum in her white skimpy pleated tennis skirt. You should have heard the crowd when she bent over to pick up a ball.

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  12. I don't watch tennis but I hate people who think they are entitled to behave horribly. That last photo...does he think that hair makes him look good? What in his mouth? If that is supposed to be some Fu Manchu moustache he should stop doing that.

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    1. Birgit, if it is his intention to look fierce to his opponent, I think it works. He appears to enjoy a diet of gold.

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  13. I grew up in awe of Australian sportsmen; athletes, cricketers and tennis players. Even the cricketers have lost something of their previous charm.
    I am enjoying Wimbledon on UK TV at the moment although it's a really expensive day out!
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    1. Don't we know it, Bazza. There is not much to be in awe of now. I am sure Wimbledon is expensive, but I expect it is one of those once in a lifetime experiences.

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  14. For some reason many of our promising tennis players have been under the influence of a strong willed parent, usually the father, and it seems that influence has been for the worse.

    In Tomic's case it is possible he suffers from depression in which he event he really needs medical help. Kyriacos seems unable to grow up and looks to be a potential case of wasted talent.

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    1. Victor, tennis parents do seem to be a problem. If Tomic suffers from depression, behaving badly won't fix anything.

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  15. We do indeed seem to have bad luck on the tennis courts Andrew.. what the heck is old Maggie's problem, was she always like that I wonder or has she become more pious as she's aged!

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    1. Grace, I am can imagine the old girl was always a bit of a grump.

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