Grand Slam Wimbledon 2019

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thepacingman

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Bolt also through to Q's R2 beating an Italian. Got up 12-10 in the third set where the only break was the last game. Nearly got to a 12-12 tie break.

Hives. Aiava, Perez, Birrell, Rodionova, Mcphee & Hon all in Q's R1 tonight.
 

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Sabine Lisicki is also through to the final round of qualies.

Showcases how thin edge tennis can be. In the first round, she beat T.Babos. Babos herself was just 1 set away from clinching a WC to Wimbledon via Ilkley ITF tournament. Now she has nothing
 

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Sabine Lisicki is also through to the final round of qualies.

Showcases how thin edge tennis can be. In the first round, she beat T.Babos. Babos herself was just 1 set away from clinching a WC to Wimbledon via Ilkley ITF tournament. Now she has nothing
Sabine won the first set 6-0, but then lost in 3, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Lesley Kerkhove, ranked of 200 odd and who will be playing their 2nd grand slam ever at 27 years old. Yes, I have never heard of her either.

To fully finish the circle of this, Lesley Kerkhove lost to T.Babos first round of the Ilkley ITF event.
 

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https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/wimbledon-2019-john-isner-reveals-grim-reality-behind-monster-payday/news-story/7ba7cc1a7898a13dd7ca15d6c0e18d47 tough life at the top for John. Spare a thought for qualifiers and lesser ranked players that think a first round payday is Christmas come early
I think he makes a lot of valid points. Most people have no idea how expensive it is to be a professional tennis player, they just see the prize money and think 'wow o_O'. The money you earn/win is not all yours to keep.
 

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I think he makes a lot of valid points. Most people have no idea how expensive it is to be a professional tennis player, they just see the prize money and think 'wow o_O'. The money you earn/win is not all yours to keep.
At the very top the money is phenomenonal. But it drops away so quickly.

It's of little surprise that match fixing is such a big problem in the sport at the lower levels. These players probably feel like there is no other way to make money from the sport.
 

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You have to wonder how someone like Brydan Klein can have a 14 year career with a career high ranking of 169. He would have got good coin from TA early doors as he was a promising junior and then got some decent cash from the LTA for a while after he switched to GB but surely that is well and truly dried up.
 

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Aussie men 1st round:
🇦🇺 (Q) A.Popyrin V P.Carreno Busta‬

🇦🇺 J.Millman V H.Dellien‬

🇦🇺 B.Tomic V J-W.Tsonga‬

🇦🇺 J.Thompson V N.Kyrgios 🇦🇺

🇦🇺 [25] A. de Minaur V M.Cecchinato ‬

🇦🇺 M.Ebden V [24] D.Schwartzman ‬
 
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