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Re: Novak is back

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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:33 am
Con M wrote: Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:16 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:29 pm
Con M wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:46 pm
Bomber wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:48 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:30 am

Plus, they are paying women the same amount as men for less work. Gender equality mob don't seem to be complaining about that one do they.
Wow, two things in agreement in the one day. I must get my faculties checked.
Nah, steady on you two forumites agreeing ‘bout things.

Firstly I’m sure GIsn’tAE & BombsAway would concede sheilas’ muscles aren’t as strong as blokes and couldn’t go the distance in a brutal 5-setter, when even some men struggle.

Secondly I suggested to the “all-sports” gurus on radio FiveAAFL last Saturday that a tie-breaker should be played at the end of the Fourth Set in lieu of a Fifth Set. Naturally those conservative dinosaurs, displaying their natural conservatives’ opposition to ANY change, dismissed my suggestion out-of-hand. After my suggestion, a past famous Aussie player Paul McNamee endorsed my view in his article as did the American John McEnroe.

But just think about it for a moment Bomber. Sheilas finish a match in two sets or three (either 2-0 or 2-1). Men would play one more set, the fourth, to make it 2-2, then that proposed tie-breaker. Wouldn’t that help shorten marathons going to 4am? Wouldn’t it also go part of the way to assuage GIsn’tAE’s whinge about the sheilas getting equal pay.

ps, as for Just Davide’s comment about “Straya” Day, here’s a fun fact Davide - between 1988 and 1993 “Straya” Day was moved to the nearest Monday to the 26th of January, only from 1994 onwards was it held on the actual day (the 26th).

A parallel example of a commemorative day being moved or cancelled was the Christopher Colombus Day (the 12th Oct, the day he lobbed into the Americas in 1492). An indigenous Chilean-Aussie I know said some South American countries stopped celebrating that day because it marked the start of brutal colonisation by the Spanish and other Europeans of the Americas. FFS, even the Yanks removed a statue of Colombus from the outside of their Washington Capitol building.

IMO time to move Australia Day to Federation Day (when 6 colonies came together. Prior to that they had separate defence forces, separate tariffs, separate stamps and laughingly separate railway gauges).
Whatever adjustments you suggest, until they play and pay under the same rules (ie best of sets) then it's not really fair and that is what they always whinge about - EQUALITY! Simple
You two gentlemen in agreement must have missed the point I made - that women aren’t as physically strong as men. We are not talking about doing equal office hours work here for equal pay. It’s about the physical aspect. That is why they don’t play against men in the World Cup for example.

Surely you two would see a bit of levelling down you hope for if men played 4 sets and the women 3.

And anyhow, the equality ship on pay has sailed - a man gets $2,071,000 for winning the Men’s OZ Open and a woman gets $2,071.000 for winning the Women’s OZ open.
The only way for it to be equal pay would be for them all to be paid the same. 3 sets, 4 sets or 5 sets. Couldn't care less, just needs to be the same. Either you believe in gender equality or you don't, which one are you?
Huh, which gender am I? Definitely male.

As for equality, definitely agree with that. I remember sheilas in the bank where I worked getting paid less for the same work we males did AND having to resign if they dared to get married.

I remember when I worked for the Commonwealth sheilas getting less pay for doing the same work as we males until Gough Whitlam and Labor came along and paid them properly.

But on this tennis front you’re missing my point about the physical inability of women to tough it out for five sets. You’re also missing the fact that that equal prize money ship has sailed.

Maybe when the inevitable happens and they reduce the men’s comp to a maximum 4 sets you and BombsAway can campaign to increase the sheilas’ comp from a maximum of 3 sets to 4. Then you two will be finally happy.

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zzz wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:11 pm Novak won the AO final with a 3cm tear in his hamstring doctors confirmed. A remarkable achievement.
...and all you hateful bitter bigots were accusing him of faking it
Superhuman. Must have been some good nutrients in his special water bottles.
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zzz wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:11 pm Novak won the AO final with a 3cm tear in his hamstring doctors confirmed. A remarkable achievement.
...and all you hateful bitter bigots were accusing him of faking it
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the guy is a machine, his mental strength is Amazing
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is this the changing of the guard in men's tennis, fantastic final last night and what a great win by Sinner

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Rookie wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:51 pm is this the changing of the guard in men's tennis, fantastic final last night and what a great win by Sinner
At 2 sets down, i thought he was gone, but Jannik managed to turn it around in the 3rd and blow Daniil away in 5!!
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