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  1. #2596

    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Jon annoyingly wants the reader to look at the bigger picture and see Gimelblob from another perspective.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    In this particular case, you can not. When players in other sports does this, they immediately lose their job. (ie - Reuben Foster when he was playing for SF)
    2018 WTA French Open Champion, Australian Open runner-up and winner in WTA player of month voting for January

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeganFernandez View Post
    Ever practice journalism? He is a class act. He has extremely high integrity. He is not a daily-news reporter, so I'm not sure he was duty-bound to be on the front lines of this. He addressed it at his first reasonable opportunity, and all things considered, I think he did his job.
    Did he print what Gimelslob is accused of? Did he mention his past indiscretions? Nope, all he did is opine, and duck.

    He can be a fine journalist and also fail at this juncture.

    Also, his podcast skills are shit.
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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Hey, does anybody remember when Neil Harman's career was effectively ended because he plagiarized... himself? I lost a bit of respect for L. Jon here.

    Anecdotally, the 3 or 4 times I was around Gimelstob at IW he reeked of self-important douchebaggery and it felt like everyone understood they should suck up to him and never challenge him. Even Darren Cahill was oddly obsequious when they were talking.

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    It's interesting how one seemingly minor conversation can color one's opinion of another person, and how that opinion can seem so spot-on when much later events occur.

    I doubt anyone else would remember this: Once when Justin Gimelstob was still on the tour, he was being interviewed after some match.....don't remember where or under what circumstances. Anyway, the interviewer referred to him in this moment as a "journeyman pro." He took enormous offense to that. I didn't think the interviewer really meant it as an insult, merely as a comment on the fact that Justin was still at a point in his career where he hadn't broken through to the upper ranks. My reaction to Justin's rather aggressive reaction was: "This must be a person who is enormously full of himself to take so much offense to that statement."

    But at least to my understanding of how most people use the term "journeyman pro," that would probably include someone whose highest-ever ranking was #68.

    He sounds like he must be a real jerk.

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    Colette Lewis
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    Not a score I was expecting:
    #orangebowltennis18

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  7. #2602

    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Chinese Group to Buy Wilson Tennis Racket Maker for $5.2 Billion
    By Jeff Sutherland
    December 7, 2018, 4:12 AM EST Updated on December 7, 2018, 5:26 AM EST
    Anta offer is China’s largest European deal since June 2017
    Amer’s brands include Louisville Slugger, Salomon, Arc’teryx

    A Chinese investor group led by Anta Sports Products Ltd. reached a $5.2 billion deal to acquire the maker of Wilson tennis rackets and Louisville Slugger baseball bats, as it seeks to bring high-end athletic equipment to China’s wealthy consumers.

    The consortium, which includes Chinese buyout firm FountainVest Partners, will offer shareholders of Finland’s Amer Sports Oyj 40 euros a share in cash, or about 4.6 billion euros. The deal is the largest struck by a Chinese acquirer for a European asset since China Investment Corp. agreed to buy Logicor Europe for almost $14 billion in June 2017, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Significant minority investors in the consortium also include Chip Wilson, the billionaire founder of yoga-apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc., and Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd.

    China Focus

    China has become a major focus for makers of luxury products, as companies target an increasingly wealthy middle class. Athletic-goods companies such as Adidas AG are also seeking to tap into a growing interest in healthy lifestyles among the nation’s consumers.

    Anta, China’s biggest athletic-apparel producer, is seeking acquisitions of well-established global brands as it works to increase its business overseas. The Chinese government is pushing to expand in sports ranging from soccer to skiing, as well as the industries that supply equipment for competitors and weekend enthusiasts.

    Amer’s portfolio of well-known brands, including Salomon ski boots, Arc’teryx outdoor gear and Atomic winter equipment, is an attractive prospect for Anta ahead of the coming Olympic Games in Asia. Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in 2022, providing a springboard for sales of skis and snowboards, while the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo will offer a showcase for other Amer brands.

    “We are excited to bring these premium international brands and products to Chinese consumers, who increasingly seek high-end products with outstanding qualities and heritage in various niche and specialized sports segments,” Anta Sports Chief Executive Officer Ding Shizhong said in a statement.

    The offer price represents a 14 percent premium over Amer’s closing stock price on Wednesday, and is almost double Amer’s valuation a year ago. Amer shares rose as much as 9.4 percent to 38.50 euros in Helsinki.

    Amer Sports was advised by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on the transaction, while Citigroup Inc. worked with Anta Sports, FountainVest and the group of buyers.

    Growth Opportunity

    “Under the ownership of the investor consortium, there is an opportunity to continue to deliver our strong sustainable profitable growth with further acceleration in our strategic priorities including soft goods, direct-to-consumer and China,” Amer Sports CEO Heikki Takala said in the statement.

    After completion of the deal, the consortium plans for Amer Sports to be operated independently from Anta, with Takala and other executives continuing to lead the business.

    The consortium said it aims to expand Amer Sports’s business in the Chinese market using Anta’s distribution network, research-and-development resources and manufacturing capabilities.

    Anta Sports could raise Amer’s revenue contribution from the country to 10 percent by 2020 from the current 6 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Catherine Lim.

    Anta said in September it had teamed up with FountainVest to make an indicative offer for Amer at 40 euros a share. That news sent the Finnish company’s stock soaring 19 percent, its biggest one-day jump ever.

    Amer Sports’s board has unanimously recommended the Anta’s tender offer to shareholders. The deal is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2019 at the latest.

    With assistance by Ben Scent


    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...2-billion-deal
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  8. #2603

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Colette Lewis
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    Not a score I was expecting:
    #orangebowltennis18

    Gauff has outgrown the junior tour
    I don't deny myself bread. I have bread every day.

  9. #2604

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    Gauff won the Orange Bowl in 3 sets, the first 14 year old to do so since Vaidisova
    I don't deny myself bread. I have bread every day.

  10. #2605

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    That's not an encouraging comparison.
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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Stepanek certainly would be interested by it
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

  12. #2607

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    That's not an encouraging comparison.
    lol Unlike Nicole, hopefully she has a second dimension to her game
    I don't deny myself bread. I have bread every day.

  13. #2608

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    When I see this picture I think of Elaine Stritch (RIP) performing "I'm Still Here" regarding Sumyk
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  14. #2609

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post

    When I see this picture I think of Elaine Stritch (RIP) performing "I'm Still Here" regarding Sumyk
    "When you're holding a shirt in your left hand and a sports bra in your right hand, do this with your left hand. Toss it violently to the side until you put your undergarment on."
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    Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post

    When I see this picture I think of Elaine Stritch (RIP) performing "I'm Still Here" regarding Sumyk
    He does increasingly look like a 90-year-old


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