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  1. Miner Willy

    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    This scene (along with so many others) really gets me:
  2. Miner Willy

    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    So now that I've finished, was there any specific relevance of that recurring national geographic magazine? I assume so, and I just overlooked something obvious. Just read through this thread - lots of reactions mirroring my own, just ages earlier. I'm off to find some more reading on it, as I don't want to leave it just yet. I have really enjoyed the Indiewire episode reviews.
  3. Miner Willy

    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    Oh God, just finished it. Incredible ending; just perfect: mind-blowingly well tied up. And so clever on every level. I loved, loved, loved this. The quality of acting, writing and story are all of the absolute highest quality. Amazing.
  4. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Anderson for sure. I think a fully fit Anderson would have a slim chancet, but as it is, I think this is unlikely to be anything other than routine for Djokovic.
  5. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    I'd have loved to see the current Federer play Djokovic today. We haven't yet seen how newly (even more) aggressive Federer would do, and with courts speeding up again in the past couple of years it would play slightly more in Federer's favour. Here's hoping for some good US Open clashes from the big 4 and emerging talents - could be an amazing tournament.
  6. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    This was such a stupid decision. Obviously Djokovic would never choose to open it, but the club should have just made the call. Presumably they then opened it for the women? Bizarre logic.
  7. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    In other news: I completely missed all of the tennis yesterday. Bloody kids birthday parties. The host actually didn't put the tennis on, so I felt I couldn't ask... And then he went and put the football on instead. Surely nobody in the world cares about 3/4th place playoffs. So annoying.
  8. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Serena is utterly amazing - in her tennis and beyond. Slight departure: I actually met her and Venus years back when I was court covering at Wimbledon - must have been 97 or 98. They sat on my court watching some unknown US player who was obviously a friend of theirs. I remember chatting with them while the match was on, and they were very nice, normal and friendly - and I recall really good fun. Serena especially has had some missteps down the years, but I think my respect for them both has developed as they've matured. Especially Serena, who really seems to understand the power of her voice, and I think has good views on the world. I think we're lucky to have outspoken politically-minded players like her around - Murray is similar on the men's side.
  9. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    I still think Rafa has a 40% chance. Very much in the balance.
  10. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    That was fantastic. Great to see both playing so well. One strange thing with Djokovic's tactics: I couldn't understand why he started hitting his forehand up the line so often. It felt like he was controlling the rallies when he was focusing his attack cross court into Nadal's backhand, but then he stopped.
  11. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Feels like this match is almost entirely on Djokovic's racquet. If he plays like this and keeps his head then he wins. I'm just not convinced he'll keep his head: from the moment he failed to break and then lost his temper at 1-1, you just knew he'd not break and then get broken himself. He's done well to recover, but he just feels a bit unstable still.
  12. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Well, that was hugely impressive.
  13. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    It's just a question of how much this is the real Djokovic though. Game wise he's back, but will he be able to stay as strong as he needs to in order to beat Nadal? That's unknown at this stage.
  14. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    I think it slightly favours him, but still put it at almost 50/50. I'd lean Djokovic's way if I had to, but not with any confidence. I think we can safely say this is essentially the final though.
  15. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Anderson always seems a genuinely nice chap. I always quite liked Isner too, though his Trump comments this week made me doubt a little.
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