Denis Shapovalov, 18 y/o Canadian, defeats Rafael Nadal

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 am

Wow. Happened to catch the end of this match live. Wow. The Kid can play. Great serve. Fast around the court. Hellacious forehand. Good backhand. Needs work on volleys.

Nadal played well too, but was a bit tight, whereas he is rarely the one who gets tight.

Raonic and Bouchard have led the way for Canadian tennis, and now, with a youngster like this, it may be happening.

For Canadian sports fans, I would like to see a similar burst in golf. I thought we might be starting with Mike Weir back in the day. Not quite.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:59 am

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Rafa, always the great sportsman.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:03 am

The Kid can move.
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Jimmy Johnson's Game Keys: Protect the ball. Make plays.

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Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:09 am

Gretzky, Canada's good luck charm, in the stands.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:08 pm

WestCoastJoe wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 am

For Canadian sports fans, I would like to see a similar burst in golf.
doncha know that it is a crime to use sport and golf in the same sentences :)
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:12 am

KnowItAll wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:08 pm
WestCoastJoe wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 am

For Canadian sports fans, I would like to see a similar burst in golf.
doncha know that it is a crime to use sport and golf in the same sentences :)
Ha ha

Golf, as someone said, is a good walk spoiled.

Golf as a TV sport? Nice.

Curling as a TV sport? Nice.

Darts on TV? Not a chance. ''180,'' the announcer shouts. In the crowd, there are boatloads of beer,, facepaint and signs. :dizzy:
John Madden's Team Policies: Be on time. Pay attention. Play like hell on game day.

Jimmy Johnson's Game Keys: Protect the ball. Make plays.

Walter Payton's Advice to Kids: Play hard. Play fair. Have fun.

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