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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:15 pm

Mannarino wins his own serve and then breaks Conors to take the lead. 4-3 with Mannarino to serve.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:19 pm

5-3.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:25 pm

5-4, Mannarino serving, come on Conor!
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:31 pm

5-5!

Conor to serve.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:34 pm

5-6! Great stuff from Conor.

Mannarino serving.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Amz » June 21st, 2011, 4:42 pm

Tie Break!
Tea Break will have to wait.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:42 pm

6-6, 3rd set goes to a tie break.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 4:52 pm

Mannarino wins it 9-7 and leads 2 sets to 1.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 21st, 2011, 4:56 pm

As close as it gets... Great match.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 5:03 pm

Niland leads the 4th set 2-0, Mannarino serving the 3rd game.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 5:05 pm

2-1, Conor serving and I'm away home.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 5:07 pm

3-1 to Conor and I'm really leaving this time.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 21st, 2011, 5:18 pm

4-3 to conor in the 4th. Super cross court exchange to win the 7th game
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 21st, 2011, 5:25 pm

Conor wins it - 5-3 in the 4th

C'mon Conor
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 21st, 2011, 5:33 pm

2 sets all - brilliant effort.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby silly punt » June 21st, 2011, 5:45 pm

2-1 Niland final set break of serve up, survival of the fittest......
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby silly punt » June 21st, 2011, 5:56 pm

4-1 up 2 breaks now....
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 21st, 2011, 6:19 pm

Some fightback by Mannarino to win the 5th set from 4-1 down.

Hard luck Conor.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby sarah_lennon » June 21st, 2011, 6:56 pm

Baldy

in the end it was his serve. Stats show how even it was but that he should have won it. A missed opportunity
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby tackle-bag » June 21st, 2011, 10:15 pm

sarah_lennon wrote:A missed opportunity


Sadly that may be his last real chance at Wimbledon. He turns 30 in September, which is about two years past the peak of most tennis players. He has only been able to pursue his dream thanks to the generosity of his parents and certain other parties who have given him grants or funding. Whatever about the former, it's difficult to see the latter continuing for too much longer.

He's been a great servant of Irish tennis over the years though, picking up some fine scalps. However, he'll never forgive himself for letting that 4-1 lead slip in the fifth today.
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