The Official Tennis Thread


Australian Open has now been blown wide open.


Nadal looking absolutely imperious.

Would love what could be one last grand slam final between Fed and Nadal.


With you there. Hope at least one of them makes the final. Nadal will have the easier semi final if he gets there but Federer is playing well so I can see him beating Stan or Tsonga.


Rafa does have the Tougher quarter final compared to Federer though facing Milos. Anyways agree with both of you, one more Roger vs Rafa slam final would be awesome.


Attended the Australian Open on Saturday.


Federer putting on a clinic in set one, but wow, Zverev snapping back!


Federer is doing his part. He’s looking pretty good. Not bad for a 35 year old!


Federer vs Wawrinka Semi Final should be a good one.


Hopefully it’s a Nadal v Federer final!

There is still no one better than Roger Federer, and the late, and great, David Foster Wallace summed him up as well as anyone could.

A top athlete’s beauty is next to impossible to
describe directly. Or to evoke. Federer’s forehand is a great liquid
whip, his backhand a one-hander that he can drive flat, load with
topspin, or slice — the slice with such snap that the ball turns shapes
in the air and skids on the grass to maybe ankle height. His serve has
world-class pace and a degree of placement and variety no one else comes
close to; the service motion is lithe and uneccentric, distinctive (on
TV) only in a certain eel-like all-body snap at the moment of impact.
His anticipation and court sense are otherworldly, and his footwork is
the best in the game — as a child, he was also a soccer prodigy. All
this is true, and yet none of it really explains anything or evokes the
experience of watching this man play.
Of witnessing, firsthand, the beauty and genius of his game. You more
have to come at the aesthetic stuff obliquely, to talk around it, or —
as Aquinas did with his own ineffable subject — to try to define it in
terms of what it is not.


Forever the GOAT.



How much are tickets to the Australian Open out of interest?

and is there a ballot or anything like we have here st Wimbledon, thx


Varies on the day/ round & obviously Rod Laver Arena is more expensive. I paid $60 for a Ground pass on Saturday which was Round 3 games.


Nadal just beat Raonic. So that Nadal v Federer final is still on :sunglasses:


All 4 quarter finals were straight set jobs. Semi final lineup is Federer vs Wawrinka & Nadal vs Dimitrov.


Stan heading to the locker rooms; in tears and clearly frustrated.


Aus Open looking a bit retro this year. Venus v Serena in the women’s final, and potentially Fed v Nadal in the men’s. That time machine worked!


Incredible tennis. Fed breaks to make it 4-2 in the 5th set… come on…

Edit: The GOAT has done it


Haven’t been so into a tennis match since the 2015 Wimbledon Final between Federer and Djokovic.

Hoping for a Nadal Fed final just like the old days. Would be a win-win for me tbh. Would definitely like to see Fed win another Slam though. Besides you always feel as if Nadal will have a chance in another French Open


Was really good to get a 5 setter last night after all 4 quarter finals were comfortable straight set jobs.