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Title: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:20:54
Anybody else keeping an eye on this girl? She did great at Wimbledon, but then there have been plenty that have without backing it up. She's done so immediately, aiming for the semi's tomorrow at Flushing Meadows having dominated everybody she has faced at the US. She's very young and obviously has a lot to learn, but I don't remember being this excited even by Andy Murray at the same stage in their careers. Quite excited by the prospect of a new Brit to get behind now that Murray has faded


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: tans on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:25:03
Piers Morgan taking the credit as he slagged her off i suspect


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 22:18:07
Itís incredible really, sheís come out of nowhere pretty much. Lots of the British players reach the top 200/300s and then donít progress much further. Her ranking will rocket after this slam for sure - sheís barely dropped a game let alone sets!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: @MacPhlea on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 23:28:20
Future world No1 - mark my wordsÖ


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:43:52
Future world No1 - mark my wordsÖ

Worth having a punt @ the bookies?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 17:55:38
One set to the good.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:04:37
One set to the good.

Against the Olympic champ no less


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:05:47
Only on Prime Video?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:08:04
Only on Prime Video?

Try mamahd for a stream. I used to use that and think itís still around


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:08:59
Try mamahd for a stream. I used to use that and think itís still around

She breaks! Go on Emma


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: cheltred69 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:28:51
And into the semis!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:29:13
well, that was fucking brilliant.

Olympic champion dispatched in straight sets, and into the semis


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:30:07
Boy the women's got some guts.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:30:43
Holy mackerel. This kid is the real deal


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:30:50
She's incredibly fit.
Should stand her in good stead for any three setters.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 20:09:38
She's incredibly fit.

Yep


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 20:26:41
"Raducanu was born on 13 November 2002 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother"
Unusual mix


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 12:20:53
Semi is Friday night from midnight.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 12:21:45
"Raducanu was born on 13 November 2002 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother"
Unusual mix

But been here since 2 years old.

More all over the place than Owen Hargreaves.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: DiV on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 14:15:09
Semi is Friday night from midnight.

Yeah...but what about the tennis?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 16:35:33
Yeah...but what about the tennis?

 :D Behave.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: kirky69 on Friday, September 10, 2021, 04:56:51
Wow. Absolutely stunning performance. First qualifier to reach a grand slam final. Roll on 9pm Saturday.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 10, 2021, 06:43:02
what the actual....

Incredible


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Friday, September 10, 2021, 07:58:24
Won with relative ease by the sounds of it. Could have a rare talent here


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, September 10, 2021, 08:39:47
Absolutely mental, the girl she plays in the final is only a teenager with little track record as well.

The state of womenís game is so different to the menís, far more open and unpredictable (checks to see if Novak is still in the competition)

The only caveat is that you often get young women players who have a hot spell of a year or 2 where they look like the next Serena or Graff, only to fade away to averageness


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nemo on Friday, September 10, 2021, 08:49:38
First all teenage final of a grand slam since Hingis v Serena Williams in the 90s. Think they did okay, from memory...


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, September 10, 2021, 09:07:54
Well yeah not badÖ. :)

I was thinking more like the past 5 years or so there has teenagers like Kenin, Andrescu, Ostenpenko (yes I wikiíd those cos no chance I remembered their names) who won a grand slam as a teenager and havenít pushed on from that.

No idea why I mentioned it, letís enjoy the moment


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:10:20
I don't watch tennis but it's a fantastic achievement. Final is now going to be shown on channel 4


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:33:30
Could be o terrestrial gogglebox too if the negotiations work out.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 14:48:27
Quote from: Legends-Lounge
Could be o terrestrial gogglebox too if the negotiations work out.
channel 4 is terrestrial


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 15:36:50
channel 4 is terrestrial

Is it? Terrestrial Googlebox = Terrestrial TV


Title: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 15:47:16
Quote
Is it? Terrestrial Googlebox = Terrestrial TV
wtf. you've lost me

c4 is terrestrial tv. you receive it free to air via an antenna.

can't help feel I've missed the joke somewhere


Title: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:11:25
close match, very close

1-0 to our girl in sets

longn long way to go


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:13:08
Can't find a stream, but am listening intently.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:14:41
So, how have 2 young players made it to a major final? Have all the top seeds lost or did they withdraw/not play?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:15:10
Can't find a stream, but am listening intently.
It's on Channel 4


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:16:13
So, how have 2 young players made it to a major final? Have all the top seeds lost or did they withdraw/not play?

All lost, mate,


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:27:37
Hell of a standard, this.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:34:09
It's on Channel 4

Apparently not with a VPN.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:36:35
Superb stuff  :pint:


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:50:11
Come on Emma, youíve got this!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:50:27
Sheís a bit good isnít she?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 22:59:25
This Fernandez needs to show some respect.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:00:15
this is not over


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:04:02
this is not over

It is now!!

Get in Emma!!


Title: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:04:09
it is now.

wow. fucking wow


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Loobug on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:04:20
These are both seriously good


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:05:39
With an ace as well. Blinding game. Think we'll see this final again.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:05:51
Yeeees!  :clap:


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:07:26
this is not over

Tis now  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:31:51
What an amazing match 👏👍🥇


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: donkey on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:38:10
Absolutely astounding. Wow!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:41:24
That was fantastic. Wow!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:44:21
Superb. I waiting for the trolls commenting on this in the MSM about cheating because to the blood break.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:57:09
Great stuff and with these two, it feels a little different to previous Grand Slam Finalists in the women's game. I think we will see these two (in the bare minimum) in semi-finals or better for a little while. Women's elite tennis might just be about to get its Graf/Hingis/Williams/ type era again.

Great to see. What an achievement for both players. I was picking my nose whilst watching it thinking "Raducanu is 18 and has won a Grand Slam" and "Fernandez is 19 and in the final"...I continued picking my nose - it was quite a cathartic moment.

Well done Raducanu!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 23:59:44
Great stuff and with these two, it feels a little different to previous Grand Slam Finalists in the women's game. I think we will see these two (in the bare minimum) in semi-finals or better for a little while. Women's elite tennis might just be about to get its Graf/Hingis/Williams/ type era again.

Great to see. What an achievement for both players. I was picking my nose whilst watching it thinking "Raducanu is 18 and has won a Grand Slam" and "Fernandez is 19 and in the final"...I continued picking my nose - it was quite a cathartic moment.

Well done Raducanu!

I ainít sure we all needed to know about you picking your nose lad.  ::)


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 00:03:33
I ainít sure we all needed to know about you picking your nose lad.  ::)

It was just relative context really. I was sat there picking my snout, thinking of what I was doing at 18 and Raducanu just won a Grand Slam. Incroyable!  :pint:


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 00:10:44
The prize money was more than I have earned in my entire career!  :eek:


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 01:24:17
Iím so happy right now. Sport does this. Iíve never met the girl and never will, but I feel so proud right now. Sheís a legend at 18. How many could say the same? Very few I warrant.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 07:12:04
I confess, I didn't watch the match as the intricacies of tennis elude me somewhat. However, it is clear that this is a special achievement and Emma Raducanu is an immense talent.

I had a look at the HYS comments on the BBC website as they always offer a thoughtful and well balanced analysis of world news and sporting events. Sadly, it appears that most if the bandwidth was taken up by commentary on what constitutes 'Britishness'.  Quite sad really.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 08:20:46
I confess, I didn't watch the match as the intricacies of tennis elude me somewhat. However, it is clear that this is a special achievement and Emma Raducanu is an immense talent.

I had a look at the HYS comments on the BBC website as they always offer a thoughtful and well balanced analysis of world news and sporting events. Sadly, it appears that most if the bandwidth was taken up by commentary on what constitutes 'Britishness'.  Quite sad really.
You really didn't need to know anything about the intricacies of tennis to enjoy that match. A complete layman (as I am in tennis terms, I know the scoring system and that's about it) could have appreciated the amazing shots both players made, the grit, determination, will to win and simple, fundamental fact that they were hitting the ball as hard as fuck.

But to your point, it is indeed very sad that her Britishness is even up for debate. The way the world is these days, a lot more factors come in to play than parents' nationality and place of birth. It's really not that black and white. There is no doubt in my mind certainly about her 'Britishness'...


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 08:37:33
if you question here Britishness, then you surely do the same to the bozo running the county


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: chalkies shorts on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:21:31
Not a tennis fan but watched the final. Really enjoyed it. She's been here since 2 years old, she's British.
I thought both girls were very classy in their post match comments.
I'm struggling to think of a bigger sporting surprise in my lifetime. Greece winning the euros? Honeygan beating curry?


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:31:42
Becker winning Wimbledon for the first time might be comparable in tennis terms


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:43:21
I think we forget how blindingly unlikely Leicester winning the Prem was, simply because they've been quite competent but not the same level since, but that is the high water mark for incredible runs in recent years.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:15:01
First qualifier, male or female, to win a major ever. In all of human history

That she did that without losing a set in any game, and only going to 7 games in a set once, is frankly a bit bonkers.

Not a tennis fan (will go back to ignoring it completely again now), but the achievement and the way itís been achieved genuinely seems like one of the all time sporting moments. And all that by an 18 year old, who played her first professional tournament in July


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:18:27
Are we allowed to say that sheís fit now that itís over? Bloody lovely to look at.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 14:07:04
Somebody posted the front page of the Daily Express on facebook, one side saying "no more immigrants", the other praising her. Odd that some people just don't the irony of printing such dross


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 14:16:53
Still buzzing. I really only got into tennis because of Andy Murray and while a few have flattered to deceive over this era, weíve not really had anybody who could realistically match his talent until now. Really looking forward to getting behind Raducanu while her career progresses now.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 21:30:33
Not a tennis fan but watched the final. Really enjoyed it. She's been here since 2 years old, she's British.
I thought both girls were very classy in their post match comments.
I'm struggling to think of a bigger sporting surprise in my lifetime. Greece winning the euros? Honeygan beating curry?


Denmark won the Euro's and didn't even qualify for it.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: StefPol on Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:42:28
The press make me laugh.

If she was born in Canada but represented Germany then the headline would have been 'Canadian born German wins US open'.  No sign of this with her representing England/GB though.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:00:00
You know that for sure? There's a lot of British sports stars not born in the UK.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:23:35
Half of the England cricket team were born abroad - itís never mentioned.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 13, 2021, 13:14:00
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_JnbYIXMAEJ937?format=jpg&name=900x900)


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, September 13, 2021, 13:27:02
I'm sure that them using a picture of a different person who just happens to have darker skin was an honest mistake!


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 13, 2021, 13:27:32
I'm sure that them using a picture of a different person who just happens to have darker skin was an honest mistake!

Either that or Gavin Williamson has got a gig there.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Nemo on Monday, September 13, 2021, 15:47:30
Half of the England cricket team were born abroad - itís never mentioned.

Because it's no longer true. It was for a fair while in the 90s/00s, but every single one of the 18 players who played in the test series v India that just finished were born in England.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:54:32
Look I was definitely looking to see if she was still wearing a cross lads.....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_aIspiXIAQnG7f?format=jpg&name=medium)


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 17:06:12
Look I was definitely looking to see if she was still wearing a cross lads.....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_aIspiXIAQnG7f?format=jpg&name=medium)

Read the article. One of the most boring, pointless bits of tat Iíve set eyes on in a while


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 17:28:59
I can't imagine what her religion has to do with anything.


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 17:45:19
I can't imagine what her religion has to do with anything.

Absolutely nothing. Which was acknowledged by the guy who wrote the article about her religion. Bizarre


Title: Re: Emma Raducanu
Post by: michael on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 20:43:54
Because it's no longer true. It was for a fair while in the 90s/00s, but every single one of the 18 players who played in the test series v India that just finished were born in England.
And that went well! Bring back the forinners!

(Not "half the team" by any means, but Stokes and Archer would, probably, be first XI picks, and both come under the "born overseas" banner)