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Just now, ryodi said:

 

Which is the kind of commonwealth country Brexiters love along with Australia and New Zealand but not India for some reason. 

 

Well her parents are Romanian and Chinese, apparently, so, handily for the gammons, that still makes her immigrant filth. 

 

Anyway. To do it all without dropping a set, and at the age of eighteen. Incredible.

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16 minutes ago, Timmo said:

 

I feel like you wrote most of that all out when it looked like the comeback was on and didn't want to throw away your work.

You can feel whatever you want. You're wrong. I genuinely stopped watching The Untouchables right as the Battleship Potemkin tribute kicks in, because the baby crying was pissing me off, that's when I found out the tennis was being shown, so I switched. You can time-check it if you want. I missed the first missed match point, but got the gist and caught the second. I thought she'd probably lose the final set I watched so went for a piss to watch what happened after.

 

For what it's worth I don't believe in jinxes or anything like that. I was just posting what actually happened to me. I never influenced the result one jot or iota. It was just a coincidence. I actually don't even care that much either way, because as I said, I'm not a tennis fan.  It was what happened though.

 

Edit: I haven't even seen the shots she won it with. In the replays, they showed a shot focussing on her collapsing after a serve, but they didn't show the shot itself. It's really annoying. If it was cricket, I'd have had twelve decent replays.

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18 minutes ago, Mortis said:

Wow 18 and being handed $2.5 million - madness. 


The prize money is going to be dwarfed very quickly, she already had a Vogue photoshoot before all this.

 

Hope she gets to enjoy F1 tomorrow and McLaren might even get a podium .

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3 hours ago, Timbuktu said:


The prize money is going to be dwarfed very quickly, she already had a Vogue photoshoot before all this.

 

Hope she gets to enjoy F1 tomorrow and McLaren might even get a podium .

She's a sponsors dream isn't she? Talented, composed, articulate, beautiful. She will be set for life. Good for her!

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7 hours ago, Mortis said:

Wow 18 and being handed $2.5 million - madness. 


I looked up the prize money about a week ago and my first thought was “wow, if she wins she’ll be rich enough to retire at only 18!”, and realised the main reason I never made it in any sport was my lack of drive (and also skill and athleticism).

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She's already set for life just from tennis and a few associated endorsements if she can maintain a top 30 level (and she has the talent to maintain top 10 at least). Since she's clearly very smart, and apparently also well advised, I'm optimistic that she won't now let herself appear on everything going, be the face of 12 different brands, and so on - I think it's unlikely that would turn out to be a good path to tread at this age and Osaka, the world's highest paid female athlete, is an all too visible example of the unhappiness that over exposure and perhaps lack of focus can bring. If Raducanu wants long term success in the sport, still with the side effect of getting rich beyond most people's dreams, she needs to look at Nadal for a role model. It does seem like she already kept a lid on it post Wimbledon, when she presumably already had offers flooding in, and hopefully that remains the case. If I was involved in advising her, I'm not sure I'd even recommend coming back to the UK for a few weeks, to let things calm down a bit.

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