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Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:00:38
From: TT
Subject: Golden Triple
French Open - Queens - Wimbledon


Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
"Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."



--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"




 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 05:33:51
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 27, 7:16=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> Raja wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a =
row."
>
> >> --
> >> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
> >> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> > This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> > USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.
>
> Lendl had golden staph but never golden triple.

You are in denial as usual. You hate Lendl because he was a greater
champion than Sampras. Same with Federer and Borg.



 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 05:18:24
From:
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 27, 7:11=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> Raja wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a =
row."
>
> >> --
> >> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
> >> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> > This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> > USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.
>
> Lendl couldn't even score a golden shower let alone a golden triple.

FO/USO/YEC were played on the three most prominent surfaces during his
time ie. 86 and 87. AO/wimbledon were played on puny grass. no one
gives a fuck about grass... except cows.

So it was indeed golden triple. twice in a row.



 
Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:19:55
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On 27 jan, 03:55, "Stapler" <d...@d.com > wrote:
> <andrew.r...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:f0482576-8e3f-42aa-82ca-744340eade2b@r34g2000vbp.googlegroups.com...
>
> > On Jan 26, 3:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
> >> row."
>
> > Two of the biggest? Out of how many total? ;-)
>
> There are 5 total grass events.

Good point.


Share & Enjoy,
Manolo


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 12:12:28
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
xamigax@gmail.com wrote:
> On 27 jan, 03:55, "Stapler" <d...@d.com> wrote:
>> <andrew.r...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:f0482576-8e3f-42aa-82ca-744340eade2b@r34g2000vbp.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>> On Jan 26, 3:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
>>>> row."
>>> Two of the biggest? Out of how many total? ;-)
>> There are 5 total grass events.
>
> Good point.
>
>
> Share & Enjoy,
> Manolo

yes, good point...since there are only 5 grass tournaments Wimbledon
doesn't have much prestige if any?

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 18:59:13
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 26, 5:00=A0pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row=
."
>
> --
> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"

This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.


  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 00:16:41
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Raja wrote:
> On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.


Lendl had golden staph but never golden triple.



  
Date: 28 Jan 2009 00:11:25
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Raja wrote:
> On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.



Lendl couldn't even score a golden shower let alone a golden triple.



  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 05:09:54
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Raja wrote:
> On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.

No no...That's nice achievement too but it's called Golden Shower...

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 04:04:50
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Golden Triple

"Raja" <zepfloyes@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:762d8c88-da13-4d47-9995-5cdf6dcbde7a@t39g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
> row."
>
> --
> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"

This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.

***


Yes, just proves theese kind of records are meaningless, unless we're
talking about the ultimate dominance ie Grand Slam.
Because you could always find some combo that no other player has ever won
and declare it as something special.





   
Date: 27 Jan 2009 05:14:01
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
*skriptis wrote:
> "Raja" <zepfloyes@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:762d8c88-da13-4d47-9995-5cdf6dcbde7a@t39g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
> On Jan 26, 5:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
>> row."
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> This is all bullshit. Lendl did the Golden triple twice.. Winning FO/
> USO/YEC in 86 and 87. How many have done that? I guess no one.
>
> ***
>

They were not back to back tournaments though.


>
> Yes, just proves theese kind of records are meaningless, unless we're
> talking about the ultimate dominance ie Grand Slam.
> Because you could always find some combo that no other player has ever won
> and declare it as something special.
>
>

Maybe. Still this would be the most difficult combination of 3
tournaments in a row.


--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 15:52:43
From: andrew.reys@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 26, 3:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."

Two of the biggest? Out of how many total? ;-)


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 02:55:23
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
<andrew.reys@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:f0482576-8e3f-42aa-82ca-744340eade2b@r34g2000vbp.googlegroups.com...
> On Jan 26, 3:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
>> row."
>
> Two of the biggest? Out of how many total? ;-)


There are 5 total grass events.



 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 15:33:51
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 26, 6:15=A0pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> Joe Ramirez wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a =
row."
>
> > LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
> > to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
> > therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
> > Wimbledon, Olympics.
>
> > It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
> > Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
> > three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
> > championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
> > combining anything with Queens.
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
> and Olympics...
>
> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
> phrase?
>

Maybe the commentator had had an Aussie golden triple: Foster's,
Foster's, and Foster's. :)

Joe Ramirez


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 16:50:22
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:33:51 -0800 (PST), Joe Ramirez
<josephmramirez@netzero.com > wrote:

>On Jan 26, 6:15 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>> > On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>
>> > LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>> > to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>> > therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>> > Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>
>> > It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>> > Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>> > three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>> > championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>> > combining anything with Queens.
>>
>> > Joe Ramirez
>>
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>>
>
>Maybe the commentator had had an Aussie golden triple: Foster's,
>Foster's, and Foster's. :)

In Melbourne everyone drinks VB, not Foster's. That's what I learnt
there.



  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 23:31:25
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 26, 6:15 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>>> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>>> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>>> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>>> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>>> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>>> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>>> combining anything with Queens.
>>> Joe Ramirez
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>>
>
> Maybe the commentator had had an Aussie golden triple: Foster's,
> Foster's, and Foster's. :)
>
> Joe Ramirez


I can see Fed getting a golden shower but that's about it.



  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:40:25
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 26, 6:15 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>>> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>>> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>>> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>>> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>>> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>>> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>>> combining anything with Queens.
>>> Joe Ramirez
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>>
>
> Maybe the commentator had had an Aussie golden triple: Foster's,
> Foster's, and Foster's. :)
>
> Joe Ramirez

Heheh

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 15:32:04
From: Pedro Dias
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 26, 6:15=A0pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> Joe Ramirez wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
> >> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> >> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> >> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> >> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a =
row."
>
> > LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
> > to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
> > therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
> > Wimbledon, Olympics.
>
> > It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
> > Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
> > three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
> > championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
> > combining anything with Queens.
>
> > Joe Ramirez
>
> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
> and Olympics...
>
> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
> phrase?
>
> Now it can't be very old since Nadal was first one to achieve that,
> ever. But I like it. Not as much as the "channel slam" though.

Meh. I think that the fact that Queens looks so silly between the two
Slams makes the whole thing sort of forced.

Besides, I didn't like "Golden Slam", or "Serena/Tiger Slam", so I'm
sure as Heck not going for this one. And "Channel Slam"... It isn't
one Slam, it isn't a Grand Slam. Why use the word? Call it a Channel
Double, or something.


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 23:30:27
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Pedro Dias wrote:
> On Jan 26, 6:15 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>>> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>>> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>>> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>>> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>>> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>>> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>>> combining anything with Queens.
>>> Joe Ramirez
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>>
>> Now it can't be very old since Nadal was first one to achieve that,
>> ever. But I like it. Not as much as the "channel slam" though.
>
> Meh. I think that the fact that Queens looks so silly between the two
> Slams makes the whole thing sort of forced.
>
> Besides, I didn't like "Golden Slam", or "Serena/Tiger Slam", so I'm
> sure as Heck not going for this one. And "Channel Slam"... It isn't
> one Slam, it isn't a Grand Slam. Why use the word? Call it a Channel
> Double, or something.


Shut up or I'll slam you.



  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:38:26
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Pedro Dias wrote:
> On Jan 26, 6:15 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>>> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>>> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>>> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>>> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>>> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>>> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>>> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>>> combining anything with Queens.
>>> Joe Ramirez
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>>
>> Now it can't be very old since Nadal was first one to achieve that,
>> ever. But I like it. Not as much as the "channel slam" though.
>
> Meh. I think that the fact that Queens looks so silly between the two
> Slams makes the whole thing sort of forced.

Looks silly? wtf? Do you have ANY idea how hard that is to accomplish?
This is THE first time in tennis history and for a good reason.


>
> Besides, I didn't like "Golden Slam", or "Serena/Tiger Slam", so I'm
> sure as Heck not going for this one.

I can relate to that. And golden just doesn't sound right.


> And "Channel Slam"... It isn't
> one Slam, it isn't a Grand Slam. Why use the word? Call it a Channel
> Double, or something.

I think Channel Slam is better. Underlining difficulty of this achievement.

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 26 Jan 2009 15:08:37
From: Joe Ramirez
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
On Jan 26, 6:00=A0pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>
> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row=
."

LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
Wimbledon, Olympics.

It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
combining anything with Queens.

Joe Ramirez


  
Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:15:17
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Joe Ramirez wrote:
> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>
>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a row."
>
> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>
> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
> combining anything with Queens.
>
> Joe Ramirez

Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
and Olympics...

But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
phrase?

Now it can't be very old since Nadal was first one to achieve that,
ever. But I like it. Not as much as the "channel slam" though.

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


   
Date: 27 Jan 2009 04:08:52
From: Marty Fremen
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
TT <gold@Olympics.org > wrote:

>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>
>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in
>>> a row."
>>
>
> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
> and Olympics...
>
> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
> phrase?


I think he's mixing it up with the "Golden Syrup" - the three
tournaments with the slowest surfaces.


    
Date: 27 Jan 2009 12:13:30
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
Marty Fremen wrote:
> TT <gold@Olympics.org> wrote:
>
>>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>>
>>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in
>>>> a row."
>> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
>> and Olympics...
>>
>> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
>> phrase?
>
>
> I think he's mixing it up with the "Golden Syrup" - the three
> tournaments with the slowest surfaces.

Surface bandwagoner. Id grass was slow Federer wouldn't have won 5 wimbys.

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Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:16:29
From: TT
Subject: Re: Golden Triple
TT wrote:
> Joe Ramirez wrote:
>> On Jan 26, 6:00 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>> French Open - Queens - Wimbledon
>>>
>>> Watching Nadal's last match now...Commentator(Aussie I think) said:
>>> "Nadal is the first man to win Golden Triple: FO, Queens and
>>> Wimbledon... winning FO and two of the biggest grass tournaments in a
>>> row."
>>
>> LOL -- which one doesn't belong? "Golden" should be used only to refer
>> to a list that includes the Olympics. Fortunately for Nadal, he can
>> therefore claim a legitimate "golden triple" -- Roland Garros,
>> Wimbledon, Olympics.
>>
>> It was once said of Borg that he won the "Old World Triple" -- Italian
>> Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Those tournaments are located in the
>> three most illustrious cities in Europe, and are essentially national
>> championships, so that arrangement makes a lot more sense than
>> combining anything with Queens.
>>
>> Joe Ramirez
>
> Well I expected commentator to continue his sentence saying FO, Wimby
> and Olympics...
>
> But he said "Golden Triple...as they say". Has anyone else heard this
> phrase?
>
> Now it can't be very old since Nadal was first one to achieve that,
> ever. But I like it. Not as much as the "channel slam" though.
>

"Old world triple" is nice too. Perhaps this year...

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