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Wimbledon Starts on Monday.

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  1. Doghouse Riley

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    Here's the official site.

    The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

    I've been switching between the football, Eastbourne and Wimbledon qualifying all afternoon.

    Tough to qualify to get into the first round, you have to win three consecutive matches this week.

    Serena has been seeded 25.

    Various opinions, Dominika Cibulkova, who would have been seeded 32, now isn't, so she's none too pleased. Others ask why is Serena seeded? Previously only those coming back from injury were considered for inclusion. Maternity isn't an injury, having a baby is a personal choice.
    Others are glad she's been seeded as they don't want to meet her in the first round.
    Go out in the first round and you get £39,000, go out in the second £63,000.
    Winners get £2.250,000.

    It's all about money with some, well most.
    But it'll be highly entertaining as usual.
     
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    • Logan

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      Andy Murray has pulled out. He said that it's too soon after his op.
       
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      As I'm not interested in sport I shall continue gardening :) but I hope you all enjoy it. :thumbsup:
       
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        I :wub2: tennis and watch it all year round but Wimbledon is my favourite :hapfeet:
        I'll be glued to the TVs, iPad and probably my phone ( yes I have been known to follow 4 matches at once:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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          You sound like us Loki next week when the TDF starts it will be tennis football cycling cricket/whatever sports on. first picture is the laptop i have a tv tuner card attached to it.
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            I love sports but as I Don't tend to have the t v on much these events tend to pass me by.

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              HOORAY! Perhaps we will get some rain now. wink
              I think Murray has got to be a happy memory, no disrespects. Whatever, sit back and enjoy,
               
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                I love Wimby....I'll have to switch between that and the football. I also think Murray'a best days are over but in saying that Roger is doing well at his age! :)
                 
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                  I'm only was interested in Murray, don't watch the women play, they make too much noise.
                   
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                    I love the womens matches...

                    Very happy to have Wimbledon back today; it's something I used to watch with my mum who passed away last year so I shall watch as much as I can in happy memory :)
                     
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                      Sorry about your mum, hope you enjoy the tennis.
                       
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                        Thanks and all I can think of is that I'm ever so glad it's not me playing 5 sets in this heat!
                         
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                          All of you enjoy your [​IMG] not in to it now like I was years back and I hear the [​IMG] is on the tele....had no choice since it's started...I think I need to take things in hand [​IMG]
                           
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                            I've always like tennis, but tend not to be well up on the players these days, once I stopped being able to pronounce the names, let along remember them I kind of lost a bit of interest.

                            Federer has got to be one of the all time greats, sorry, but I never really rated Murray not consistent enough.

                            Women's tennis is a bit S L O W, I find, and cant really get into watching doubles matches, too much time spent congratulating one another.

                            So I will watch some of it, bearing in mind the first year I watched it was in the 60s when I was getting over measles.:biggrin:
                             
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