ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
On ITV 4 in UK. Andy M v Stan the man @ 16.30 approx.
Well done, Nadal. The other lad had nothing.
This is crazy! Much as I don't much care for Djokovic he doesn't deserve to have lost the first set 6 - 0!
Great though 😂
Good article on the top 3.
That’s a great article. I would go
Federer (indisputable, even if the other 2 overtake his grand slam total)
Djokovic (despite what’s happening right now!)
Goodness me, that was some performance.
Very much enjoying the Ladies final. A few excellent rallies, a few errors, but so far, the right one is winning...
I am sure there is an awful lot more drug use around than any sport cares to own up to. Sometimes I just look at athletes and can't believe their bodies are capable of reaching the heights they do. I mean Djokovic seemed to make a Trumpian recovery on Wednesday.
I would have preferred a Shwartzman v. Adonis final myself - something new and fresh, a bit like the US final, but it wasn't to be.
I think this dates back about 4 years ago when Andy Murray said he thought it possible that some top players might be using performance assisting drugs.
Djokovic said something along the lines of if it isn't proved, it isn't happening.
Nadal said this : “We have to be available for an hour for drug testing every day. 365 days a year."
An unpopular view on here but I like Novak, he played incredible tennis tonight, power, touch, athleticism and elegance. I’m delighted he won. Hope he beats the drugs cheat in the final.
@whispered secret I should have said “allegedly”, nothing ever proved.
@Tom Joad I’ve no time for his mad anti vaxing nonsense and his stupid behaviour this summer, but he’s a truly great player.
@Tom Joad I’ve no time for his anti vaxing nonsense or his stupid behaviour this summer, but I do think he’s a truly great player.
Well, Nadal ain’t no Adonis. But he‘ll have to do.
What a shame.
Come on Adonis!
@riverdude4 my sister and I christened him Adonis as neither of us can spell his name!
@whispered secret hope you pronounce it carefully.
Really enjoying this. Some fantastic tennis being played by both of them.
Wow 2 sets all.
That was a nice surprise!
Can someone tell me why is it I can’t stand Djokovic?
You are not alone!
And it’s not just the crazy conspiracy theories he seems to be so fond of.
I enjoyed the first semi final, specially the first set, but I am really looking forward to this next one, and not just because Tsitsipas is gorgeous...
🙄 Mrs r thinks he’s gorgeous too. First semi final was good, Schwartzman isn’t far away from being right at the top. Djokovic seems to have recovered from his neck problem, surprise surprise.
@riverdude4 Mrs r obviously has good taste in men!
@riverdude4 Schwartzman had a great tournament and he has a fantastic attitude, but he’ll never make it to the very top, he’s only 5’ 7” which is a massive disadvantage.
Thiem v Schwartzman. What a match, best so far in the tournament.
Fantastic match, Gaston was wonderful as was Swiatek this morning when she trounced Halep.
Great match on right now Thiem v Gaston.
Sad to see Serena has had to withdraw. The record remains illusive.
Maybe outwith her reach if the rumoured achilles injury. That'd put her out for several months. As long as Djokvic doesn't win the mens I'll be happy. Another Thiem/Nadal final would have been good but I think they're in the same half of the draw - pity.
I'm watching Konta and Gauff now,being unpatriotic and supporting Gauff!