What if no one won??

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by heycal, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. KineticChain

    KineticChain Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,574
    something's just not right about that Bye guy. He obviously has relentless perseverance, with only one match win in his 14,000 match career, but i'm thinking there's some corruption in the ATP that allows him to keep receiving wild card entries into all the tournaments. It doesn't seem fair to all the other pros who work hard to earn their spot in main draw or have to battle in qualies.. while Bye keeps getting these free passes. i'll be keeping a close eye on him and this corruption in the ATP
     
  2. stringertom

    stringertom Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    23,640
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    No one would care!

    For the 40th time this describes my feeling!
     
  3. heycal

    heycal Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,454
    Perfect example. If he can only win one match out of 14,000 at the Pro Level, that shows you how tough it is these days.
     
  4. heycal

    heycal Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,454
    I'm beginning to re-think this whole thing. At least until Nadal is gone. The guy seems very tough to beat on clay.
     
  5. stringertom

    stringertom Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    23,640
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    When it matters too much to his opponent. Some stud needs to get poleaxed by him in Rome so when they rematch at RG they really don't give a shiit and play loosy goosie. We need a Sod doppelgänger !
     
  6. Firstservingman

    Firstservingman G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2014
    Messages:
    11,521
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    What if both players in the final just retire at exactly the same time and then refuse to play?
     
  7. Midaso240

    Midaso240 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,186
    What will happen when a multiple grand slam champion is found to be doping? What will happen to all those titles?
     
  8. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    16,062
    Winner was stripped of the Tour De France title from 1999-2006. No one won
     
  9. mtommer

    mtommer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,830
    No, Lance won. It may no longer be recognized by any "authoritative body" but he still won.
     
  10. mtommer

    mtommer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,830
    What if they did? Can statistical modeling still apply if control over the outcome (the act or "decision" to not play) can be controlled such that it leaves "no chance" for any other outcome?
     
  11. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    37,111
    Location:
    dude@abides.org
    I am told Ralph is already the "social victor" of AO, so all these silly scenarios :D don't really matter. Last year, he was moral victor.

    Ralphie will always be the backup winner in case no won wins.:)
     
  12. heycal

    heycal Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,454
    I wonder what a Sharapova suspension may or may not mean for this question. Does it make it less likely or more likely that someone may not win a grand slam soon on the women's side?
     
  13. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    16,062
    Had to pick the start of IW to post, eh? Two players get to the final and do not play.
     
  14. heycal

    heycal Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,454
    ^^^
    What does this mean?

    Everything is different since last I was here. I don't know what's going on...
     
    sphinx780 likes this.
  15. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    16,062
    Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.
     
  16. Vegito

    Vegito Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,519
    Location:
    Mataderos
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2016

Share This Page