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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias Funke View Post
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    What a talent. What a player.

    You dont get to the semis of your second grand slam aged 18 without being a bit special.
    She seems to be the same every time, nerves, terrible start, then rolls off multiple sets in a row to steamroll her opponent.

    Navratilova was on the radio this morning talking about her, a guaranteed champion, she said. She has everything.


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    Jamie Murray into the men's doubles final. Seeking his eighth slam title. Not bad going for a guy who's largely lived in his brother's shadow.

    It's been said before but if it weren't for Andy's phenomenal achievements, Jamie would likely get more credit as a pretty remarkable British sportsman in his own right. For a pair of siblings to have enjoyed such successful sporting careers must be quite rare - and surely unique when it comes to Scottish tennis players!

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    Wow just woke up to find out Radacanu is in the final. Shes so close to making history now. Apparently the final is on at 9pm tomorrow night.

    United we stand here....

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    Wow just woke up to find out Radacanu is in the final. Shes so close to making history now. Apparently the final is on at 9pm tomorrow night.
    Phenomenal achievement. Really hope she wins it now, though it won't be easy against the other fearless-looking teenager she's going to be playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Wow just woke up to find out Radacanu is in the final. Shes so close to making history now. Apparently the final is on at 9pm tomorrow night.
    Yep amazing. Two teenagers in the final. Hopefully a double win with Jamie winning too

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    I didn't see any of it due to the time it was on but Emma Raducanu has won again in straight sets to become the first British female to reach a Grand Slam final since Virginia Wade in 1977 and the first British woman to do it at the US Open since Wade in 1968.

    She's also the first qualifier ever to reach a Grand Slam final and she's done it all without dropping a set!

    What she's done so far is actually incredible.

    She was playing an experienced 17th seed Maria Sakkari but by all accounts she blew her away. She will now play a fellow teenager in the final, 19 year old Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez after she had a stunning win of her own against the number 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka.

    I'm not usually a massive viewer of women's tennis but I can't wait to see this on Saturday.

    Come on Emma!

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    I honestly thought the 2 experienced seeds would end the runs of the teenage upstarts. 😂

    Win or lose in the final, Emma has made such an impression.

    Will the final only be shown on Prime ?

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    Emma Raducanu at #USOpen so far:

    17 sets won. None lost.

    Q1: d. Schoofs 6-1, 6-2
    Q2: d. Bolkvadze 6-3, 7-5
    Q3: d. Sherif 6-1, 6-4

    R1: d. Voegele 6-2, 6-3
    R2: d. Zhang 6-2, 6-4
    R3: d. Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-1
    R4: d. Rogers 6-2, 6-1
    QF: d. Bencic 6-3, 6-4
    SF: Leads Sakkari 6-1

    19-year-old Leylah Fernandez will face the 18-year-old Emma Raducanu on Saturday for the title.

    It will be the first all-teen final at the #USOpen since 1999, before either was born, when a 17-year-old Serena Williams beat an 18-year-old Martina Hingis.

    1997 final.. Martina Hingis (16) / Venus Williams (17)!!!

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    I honestly thought the 2 experienced seeds would end the runs of the teenage upstarts. 😂

    Win or lose in the final, Emma has made such an impression.

    Will the final only be shown on Prime ?
    Yeah they hold the rights for the US Open in the UK.

    9pm BST tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Yeah they hold the rights for the US Open in the UK.

    9pm BST tomorrow.
    👍. Its such a shame that the match wont be able to be viewed by a majority of people who wont have Prime Video.
    I wonder if the BBC can approach them and work out a deal !

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    As well as the other records which are being broken, I wonder if this must also be the first Grand Slam final featuring two Canadian born players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    She's also the first qualifier ever to reach a Grand Slam final...
    I thought Becker won Wimbledon as a qualifier?

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    I thought Becker won Wimbledon as a qualifier?
    No Becker was actually ranked 20th in the world when he won Wimbledon in 1985.

    He wasn't seeded though as they only had 16 seeds back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    No Becker was actually ranked 20th in the world when he won Wimbledon in 1985.

    He wasn't seeded though as they only had 16 seeds back then.
    Ah, gotcha.

    Both finalists have been superb thus far but for Raducanu to have won 9 matches and not lost a set is fairytale stuff.

    I really hope she wins it.

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    Ah, gotcha.

    Both finalists have been superb thus far but for Raducanu to have won 9 matches and not lost a set is fairytale stuff.

    I really hope she wins it.
    It's absolutely incredible what she's done so far.

    I just hope she has the right people around her to keep her grounded. She seems like she's got a sensible head on her shoulders though.

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    Watched it, what a performance. Was break points down in the first set but was not phased. You could see at Wimbledon that she was a bit special.
    Her speed and quality of return of serve was amazing. Her opponent in the semi had a high serve speed but she got most of them back. Seems to have a great temperament as well. Will be watching on Saturday.
    Noticed no line judges all done by hawkeye.
    Last edited by gbhibby; 10-09-2021 at 02:26 PM.

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    On channel 4 now too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stairway 2 7 View Post
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    On channel 4 now too
    Brilliant, thanks for that Stairway. 👍👍. I have prime, but such a crap internet connection that the buffering is unbearable 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibeg View Post
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    Brilliant, thanks for that Stairway. 👍👍. I have prime, but such a crap internet connection that the buffering is unbearable 😂
    I thought I had a decent connection but I get buffering too. I may need to get the Fire box rather than stick and hardwire it.

    Great news Channel 4 are showing it live!

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    On channel 4 now too
    Excellent glad to see this being picked up by a main broadcaster and treated as the huge occasion that it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    Excellent glad to see this being picked up by a main broadcaster and treated as the huge occasion that it is.
    Just noticed this just now - great stuff! Same coverage as Amazon but saves all the faffing about checking how the darts is getting on during the breaks.

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    The pre-match interviews must be the most pointless part of any sporting occasion ever. WTF was that all about?

    Anyway...come on Emma!

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    Interesting how she deals with the pressure, bearing in mind her Wimbledon experience. Shes looking very relaxed at this point.

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    Maroon sweat bands, but green and white trainers. Clearly a homage to the Edinburgh derby.

    United we stand here....

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    What a game 2. Has made me turn off the football. 2-0 Raducanu.

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    Shes as cool as a cucumber as well. What a girl.

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    I think the Canadian girl will win through in the end. Shes had tougher matches and will hold her nerve better as the match goes on. Hope Im wrong.

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    Good hold from love 30 there from Raducanu. 3-2

    United we stand here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    I think the Canadian girl will win through in the end. Shes had tougher matches and will hold her nerve better as the match goes on. Hope Im wrong.
    On the other hand Raducanu has had three more matches to play and hasnt dropped a set, not even been taken to a tie break.

    It will be close but if Fernandez service game isnt on point she will lose.

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    What a match already.

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