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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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WIMBLEDON 2016

aprilapril ModeratorPosts: 10,167 mod
edited June 2016 in Hobbies and Sport


Maybe the last Wimbledon that the most European supporters can travel to UK easily?
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    Third day of the tournament.
    I haven't got time to watch until now. :(
    I'm watching at this moment ..... ooh Cliff Richard is spotted in the tribune!


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    It's difficult to follow the matches because a lot of them are cancelled due to the rain. :(
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    @Xanthippe , Agnetha Radwanska is still going strong in Wimbledon, though. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April, indeed she is. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    Who else are still in running?
    Well, the sisters Williams of course.
    I've just watched a great match from Serena against Christina McHale, also from USA.
    But, now it's high time to switch the channel to the UEFA match!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    On the other hand, Novak is out!
    What happened? Sorry to hear that, @Rema .
  • RemaRema Posts: 1,090 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Yes @april , what a pity :(
    That wasn't the same Novak, I hope that he will be ready to play his best tennis soon.
    Sam Querrey was great in this match with his great serve, congratulations to him ;)
    Marko
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    Federer has the chance to get the title, now.
    Or we'll have an unexpected winner!

    BTW, it's Sunday tennis today, to make up the cancelled matches in the previous days due to the rain.
    Normally they have a break on Sunday.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry for Novak Djokovic!!
    A. Radwanska is a good player I think.I hope she can make it to final!!
    I was a great fan of Nadel but this days I don't watch tennis like before!!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    Nadal doesn't play here, @navidafrasiabian due to injuries.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, unfortunately!!! @april
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    The weather in the second week is much better than the first week, hopefully for the rest of the week.

    The sisters Williams are in the semi final now.
    Let's see if Federer and Murray can go through to the semi final tomorrow.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    The Men's singles quarter finals matches were all thriller.
    Federer and Murray have reached the semi final after difficult five set matches, but luckily they won't meet each other in the semi.
    Maybe in the final.


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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    You tennis fans, any ideas who this is?


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    I don't think he is a tennis player, @mheredge. Right?
    An actor?
    I almost recognise his face, but ...
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    Nope, tennis @april. Hint, you have to think back a few years.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    John Lloyd, @mheredge ?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    No @april. Another hint: a classmate of mine when I was at school had a crush on him. Though maybe this is not so helpful if you don't have any idea of how old I am!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    He is British? And famous?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    edited July 2016
    Okay another clue: same nationality as @Frank (shush, don't tell @april the answer please!)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    Tom Okker!
    That must have been ages ago, @mheredge !
    It is not possible that your schoolmate had a crush on him.
    You couldn't be that old. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    Yes @april! He was ranked among the world's top 10 singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968–74, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in 1969. He also was ranked World No. 1 in doubles in 1969.

    It was in the mid seventies I think, when my friend was totally besotted!
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    Wow, I love Wimbledon. It was an absolutely huge part of my childhood, and I still enjoy watching it now that I am an adult!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    He's 76 now @april. My friend always did fancy older guys (but ended up married someone her own age).
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    He still looks good, @mheredge and in the picture he looked British :) .
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    Ladies singles final will be settled between USA and Germany namely: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber.
    This time I'll support Germany (unlike in the football match between France and Germany where I definitely supported France :) )
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    The Men's singles will be played between Murray vs Raonic.
    It's a pity that Roger Federer couldn't make it to the final.
    He lost in five sets to Raonic.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    Oh my friend will be very sad @april. She adores Federer.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,167 mod
    edited July 2016
    Me too, @mheredge .
    I would have been very happy to see Federer win again in the twilight of his career.
    He is already 34 years old, moreover.
    On the other hand, Serena Williams got her 22nd Grand Slam title on Saturday by winning the Ladies Singles Championship in Wimbledon.
    She is 34 years old too!


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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    How old is the oldest winner of Wimbledon @april? Is 34 seen as 'old'?
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