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(Some Guy)   Whether you're new to tennis or an old hat spectator, here's who to watch for in the Australian Open that starts this evening (US evening) @7pm ET on ESPN and The Tennis Channel   (atptour.com) divider line
    More: Live, Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Roger Federer, first major of the year, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ATP Cup title, Novak Djokovic, 89th tour-level trophy  
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2022-01-16 3:09:09 PM  
Not a fan of country club games.
 
2022-01-16 6:28:06 PM  

Cewley: Not a fan of country club games.


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2022-01-16 6:29:50 PM  
Truly the Fark gods have blessed us this day, for we finally have a (pseudo) live tennis thread!

Matches start at 4 PST (7 EST) and run until the wee hours of the morning so quaff some 5 Owl Energy and get sorted.

First up: Shapovalov takes on a Serbian who's last name starts with Dj- and is wearing a mustache and eyepatch for some reason.
 
2022-01-16 7:04:20 PM  
Submitter - Please use the LIVE tag in the future


Thanks!
 
2022-01-16 7:15:08 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Submitter - Please use the LIVE tag in the future


Thanks!


Yeah, I only asked for a time to be added a little bit ago, when I saw there was no Live thread submitted.
But I did totally forget about the tag, thanks!
 
2022-01-16 7:25:43 PM  
Shapo comes out utterly flat, gets broken early.

It's a good thing these matches are best of 5. He's got plenty of time to get his shiat together.
 
2022-01-16 7:56:17 PM  
D.Lajovic has the lead after 1 set
 
2022-01-16 7:59:29 PM  
I'd anyone has any of those, um, "free streams" from reddit or anywhere, post 'em.
 
2022-01-16 8:03:31 PM  
Wow Shapo fights off set point and breaks back.

First set ain't over til its over.
 
2022-01-16 8:05:56 PM  
vipleague.tv

Do not visit without a VPN and/or ad blocker(s).
 
2022-01-16 8:18:28 PM  
Shapo pushes it to a tiebreak and snipes the first set.

A set he had no business winning.
 
2022-01-16 8:41:28 PM  

Ishkur: vipleague.tv

Do not visit without a VPN and/or ad blocker(s).


👍

Gotta watch my Steelers for a while now, too!
 
2022-01-16 8:53:12 PM  
Sorry, I just took a 37 minute pee break. Did I miss anything?
 
2022-01-16 8:58:38 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Sorry, I just took a 37 minute pee break. Did I miss anything?


Hey Stefanos! Didn't know you were a Farker.
 
2022-01-16 8:59:25 PM  
Shapo takes second set comfortably. Some early match jitters but he is cruising now.
 
2022-01-16 9:30:25 PM  
-5000 betting odds on Osaka right now to hang on and win
 
2022-01-16 9:46:07 PM  
For those curious, the current odds on FanDuel:

Men's:
Medvedev +145 (bet 10, win 14.50 profit)
Zverev +270
Nadal +750
Tsitsipas +1600

Notables:
Kyrgios +7000
Monfils & Murray both +8500

Women's:
Barty +280
Osaka +800
Swiatek +1200
Muguruza, Halep, & Kontaveit all +1400

Notables:
Gauff +2500
Azarenka, Kvitova, & Leyleh Fernandez all +3800
Raducanu +4800
 
2022-01-16 10:16:41 PM  

desertgeek: For those curious, the current odds on FanDuel:

Men's:
Medvedev +145 (bet 10, win 14.50 profit)
Zverev +270
Nadal +750
Tsitsipas +1600

Notables:
Kyrgios +7000
Monfils & Murray both +8500

Women's:
Barty +280
Osaka +800
Swiatek +1200
Muguruza, Halep, & Kontaveit all +1400

Notables:
Gauff +2500
Azarenka, Kvitova, & Leyleh Fernandez all +3800
Raducanu +4800


So I don't think she makes the semis here, but I did bet on Gauff to end the year in the top 20 in rankings (basically as of end of November). I think she makes 1 Grand Slam final
 
2022-01-16 10:35:08 PM  
Steelers 14 Chiefs 35

But there's still a quarter to go!
*crosses fingers and toes and arms and legs*
 
2022-01-16 10:35:46 PM  
Shapo wins it in 4. An absolutely atrocious match. I think he had like 80 unforced errors. Just played like a total mug.

But the other dude had no weapons and Shapo won the important points when it mattered (but he almost farked up the entire match).
 
2022-01-16 10:46:37 PM  
Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.
 
2022-01-16 10:55:03 PM  

picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.


Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less
//well, as long as you're primarily interested in less-popular sports
 
2022-01-16 10:57:47 PM  

picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.


It's the story still for today. But after today, it should be over with.

/Does ESPN think they're fooling us into thinking Fowler and Johnny Mac are actually in Australia?
 
2022-01-16 11:14:34 PM  

IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.


Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.
 
2022-01-16 11:39:05 PM  

picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.


you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.
 
2022-01-16 11:47:45 PM  

virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.


Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(
 
2022-01-16 11:56:24 PM  

lindalouwho: virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.

Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(


*seinfeld that's a shame.gif*

😜
 
2022-01-16 11:59:19 PM  

virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.

Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(

*seinfeld that's a shame.gif*

😜


You're a KC fan, ain'tcha?
smh
 
2022-01-17 12:02:21 AM  

lindalouwho: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.

Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(

*seinfeld that's a shame.gif*

😜

You're a KC fan, ain'tcha?
smh


I'm an equal-opportunity armoured wankball disliker.
 
2022-01-17 12:06:04 AM  

virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.

Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(

*seinfeld that's a shame.gif*

😜

You're a KC fan, ain'tcha?
smh

I'm an equal-opportunity armoured wankball disliker.


Now tell me how you really feel :-D
 
2022-01-17 12:07:10 AM  
Berrettini has the runs or something. Playing with a sick stomach and he can't go to the bathroom now that they have the Tsitsipas Rule.
 
2022-01-17 12:21:50 AM  

lindalouwho: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: virulent_loser: picodenico: IAmRight: picodenico: Hey ESPN,

There are so many more players than Novak that you can talk about. STFU AND SHOW LIVE TENNIS, YOU ASSES.

Once again:

ESPN+ has every match available.

Thats great. I don't have it.

/ESPN+ is better than ESPN and it costs less

Yeah, if you only want that package. If I want cable channels, I'm paying for the rest of the channels too, otherwise my wife will be pretty annoyed.

Not paying for ESPN and ESPN2 together, and then ESPN+ on separate packages. That's dumb.

you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable. that's what I'm doing. better than paying for a VPN to use a sketchy free stream IMHO.

Good to know.
Was wondering where you were tonight!

Steelers lost, 21-42  :(

*seinfeld that's a shame.gif*

😜

You're a KC fan, ain'tcha?
smh

I'm an equal-opportunity armoured wankball disliker.

Now tell me how you really feel :-D


well I'm not a KC fan at least. ;)
 
2022-01-17 12:33:28 AM  
Well, Nadal is kicking butt, no big surprise. It's fun to watch him.
 
2022-01-17 1:26:59 AM  
Coco Gauff is in trouble. Already lost the first set and is now down a break in the 2nd to Qiang Wang. Upset in progress.
 
2022-01-17 1:29:36 AM  

lindalouwho: Well, Nadal is kicking butt, no big surprise. It's fun to watch him.


there's something reassuring about seeing him again.
 
2022-01-17 1:52:36 AM  
And Coco Gauff is out. First major upset of the tournament.
 
2022-01-17 1:56:11 AM  
no more cuckoo for Coco Gauff.
 
2022-01-17 4:16:53 AM  
Barty opens up an express bakery.
 
2022-01-17 7:05:10 AM  

TheManofPA: desertgeek: For those curious, the current odds on FanDuel:

Men's:
Medvedev +145 (bet 10, win 14.50 profit)
Zverev +270
Nadal +750
Tsitsipas +1600

Notables:
Kyrgios +7000
Monfils & Murray both +8500

Women's:
Barty +280
Osaka +800
Swiatek +1200
Muguruza, Halep, & Kontaveit all +1400

Notables:
Gauff +2500
Azarenka, Kvitova, & Leyleh Fernandez all +3800
Raducanu +4800

So I don't think she makes the semis here, but I did bet on Gauff to end the year in the top 20 in rankings (basically as of end of November). I think she makes 1 Grand Slam final


That was a quick prediction though I definitely didn't think first round exit.
 
2022-01-17 7:27:46 AM  

virulent_loser: you can get a month of ESPN+ streaming for $6.99 and don't need cable


Huh. Might be worth looking into. Thanks.
 
2022-01-17 9:20:42 AM  

virulent_loser: no more cuckoo for Coco Gauff.


Well that's disappointing.
 
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