With the world coming to an end,I would like to finally sign off saying...

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  1. tusharlovesrafa

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    "Rafa is the GOAT." If i some how survive the Apocalypse I would come back and reiterate this again and again.:evil:

    Lets see what would be your final words on TTW..!:lol:
     
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    "...the truth is that TV tennis is to live tennis pretty much as video porn is to the felt reality of human love...

    Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war.

    The human beauty we’re talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. It has nothing to do with sex or cultural norms. What it seems to have to do with, really, is human beings’ reconciliation with the fact of having a body.

    Of course, in men’s sports no one ever talks about beauty or grace or the body. Men may profess their “love” of sports, but that love must always be cast and enacted in the symbology of war: elimination vs. advance, hierarchy of rank and standing, obsessive statistics, technical analysis, tribal and/or nationalist fervor, uniforms, mass noise, banners, chest-thumping, face-painting, etc. For reasons that are not well understood, war’s codes are safer for most of us than love’s. You too may find them so, in which case Spain’s mesomorphic and totally martial Rafael Nadal is the man’s man for you — he of the unsleeved biceps and Kabuki self-exhortations. Plus Nadal is also Federer’s nemesis and the big surprise of this year’s Wimbledon, since he’s a clay-court specialist and no one expected him to make it past the first few rounds here. Whereas Federer, through the semifinals, has provided no surprise or competitive drama at all. He’s outplayed each opponent so completely that the TV and print press are worried his matches are dull and can’t compete effectively with the nationalist fervor of the World Cup…

    A top athlete’s beauty is next to impossible to describe directly. Or to evoke. Federer’s forehand is a great liquid whip, his backhand a one-hander that he can drive flat, load with topspin, or slice — the slice with such snap that the ball turns shapes in the air and skids on the grass to maybe ankle height. His serve has world-class pace and a degree of placement and variety no one else comes close to; the service motion is lithe and uneccentric, distinctive (on TV) only in a certain eel-like all-body snap at the moment of impact. His anticipation and court sense are otherworldly, and his footwork is the best in the game — as a child, he was also a soccer prodigy. All this is true, and yet none of it really explains anything or evokes the experience of watching this man play. Of witnessing, firsthand, the beauty and genius of his game. You more have to come at the aesthetic stuff obliquely, to talk around it, or — as Aquinas did with his own ineffable subject — to try to define it in terms of what it is not."

    Ave atque vale David Foster Wallace

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
     
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    Tushy, I saw you seeking answers for some math puzzles the other day, so I'd like you to solve this one before you sign off for the apocalypse :

    (find the missing number)

    3 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 2 =  60 
    1 + 7 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 102
    4 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 6 = ?
     
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    I've read every word of his I could track down but Infinite Jest is still my favourite (other than his tennis reportage). I love that he was a tennis tragic and apparently a pretty good college player. Actually tennis has an impressive list of literary aficionados from Nabokov through Updike, Foster Wallace, Martin Amis, Margret Atwood, Paul Theroux, Lionel Shriver, Wes Anderson and so on. Clearly as with some of the subtle wordsmiths on TW the game inspires many who appreciate lyricism, poetry, pathos and nuance of the other beautiful game.

    I’ll second the faster courts. Pay the guys who want to attack.
     
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  7. kalyan4fedever

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    You should provide atleast 2 patterns followed by question for it to make sense lol :)
     
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  8. sbengte

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    Tushy is smart enough to get it as it is, but since you asked , I edited my post to add one more pattern ;-)
     
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    Well if the world does come to an end and have the chance to post one last post well it will be this!

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  10. sbengte

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    ^^^ Why ? Is it because Rafa is wearing lipstick in that picture ? :shock:
     
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    It's cherry chapstick! :evil:
     
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    looks tough , are the first two digits 90 by any chance , it is legit no ? :p
     
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    i guess 1st 2 numbers are 18,lets see the others..
     
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  14. Dark Magician

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    hmmm well if both the patterns had the first 4 digits only i would have said 41*7*12
     
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  15. Dark Magician

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    How Did u get this pic? It is a year old. Did u save it then?
     
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    3 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 2 = 60
    1 + 7 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 102
    4 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 6 = ?
    18 is possible, leaving the 4th number and summing up the rest but it is not using the entire numbers , my guess 90 for the first two digits which is a bit more complex (a + b + c + d + e = for the first portion mod( b-c)*(a+d+e)) so only two sequences are not enough to break down for the rest of the portion and it asks for 2 more to break it down or the multiple choice should suffice lol, interesting one though
     
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  17. sbengte

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    No correct answers so far. Keep trying ;-)
     
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    Post two extra sequences we will break it down with justification :D, but seriously 2 are not enuf it can go multiple ways
     
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    How can he be the goat considering he only has 11 Slams and hasn't accumulated anywhere near as many weeks at #1 as Sampras and Federer? :-?
     
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  20. sbengte

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    I could add one particular sequence, but it will give it away, so it is no fun :D
    See below :

    The sequence is valid even with just the first 4 digits , but the answer isn't right. This should be easy peasy now ;-)

    3 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 60
    1 + 7 + 2 + 1 = 102
    4 + 1 + 7 + 5 = ?
     
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  21. Dark Magician

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    Well my logic was take 1st 2 digits as a single 2 digit no. -> (ab)*c*(c+d)
    and this holds for both!!!
     
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    A) The picture is outdated
    B) Rosol > Rafa
     
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  23. monfed

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    This is a good time to say that :

    17>11 (for those whose math isn't their forte :lol: )

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    P.S - Incase you're still wondering, Federer is the GOAT.
     
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  24. heninfan99

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    Note to self: Next time around start playing tennis sooner! :)
     
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  25. Ellipses

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    The thing with Nadal is that his main claim to fame (or GOATdom) is his record against Federer. The problem is that the H2H can, at most, be used to argue that Federer is NOT the GOAT because he couldn't dominate everyone.

    However, the H2H can't be used to say that Nadal himself is the GOAT. Whatever his talent level is, or his record against Federer is, h simply does not yet have the objective achievements to make a GOAT claim. Impressive H2H against a great player does not automatically make you the GOAT if you don't have the results against the rest of the field as well.
     
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    Mine would be something like: "The world may come to an end, but the never-ending debate about whether Roger or Rafa is the GOAT will continue on regardless!" ;-)
     
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    I like the Rosol>Rafa lol
     
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    Fed fan till the end!
     
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    The world is ending?? Why didn't I get the memo...?
     
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    302. The number of weeks Federer has been #1.
     
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    Connors in 5
     
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    3 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 60
    1 + 7 + 2 + 1 = 102
    4 + 1 + 7 + 5 = 302

    Hehe sbengte, good one! This answer would be obvious to Tushy if he stopped making inane threads and put a little more thought into his writing. :)
     
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    When the end is coming I will be sure to get a post in here
     
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    The world isn't ending.
     
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  35. Towser83

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    well solved! It does look obvious when you see the answer
     
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  36. Tmano

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    If the world will come to a end it is in the highest pick of tennis ever.....and that human being will ever see again.
    however, the world does not come to a end, but i'm pretty sure that in the next future we will never see players as good as Federer, Nadal, Nole and i want to include Murray too
     
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  37. sureshs

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    Is only the world ending? What about the rest of the universe? Is that going to be around?
     
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  38. sbengte

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    Winner !

    Fed fans know their math ;-)

    Nice work finding a pattern in there ! It satisfies even the Murray equation i.e
    0 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 0

    But as you can see, it doesn't satisfy the GOAT equation :mrgreen:

    Happy doomsday everyone...
     
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  39. YouCantBeSerious

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    This challenges my world view. I always thought Fed and Mirka lived in a stable (as a goat and cow ought to).
     
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  40. Dark Magician

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    Great solve there!! As expected from u!!
     
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  41. Dark Magician

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    Or may be i'll be right eventually and Fed plays till he is no.1 for 3444 weeks :D
     
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    Not to sound cocky or take credit away from Polaris, but I DID get it first, and a good 2 hours before Polaris, and yes I want a medal. Preferably one made of solid gold. ;)
     
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  43. Dark Magician

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    Well to be honest, i Quoted Polaris thinking i was quoting yours.
    Also doomsday is coming. No use of any medal or award anything :(
     
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  44. Steve0904

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    Oh damn, I forgot about doomsday! Well it still has about 10 hours to get here. Ship it with Fedex.
     
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    Just so everyone knows, my cousin is in Antarctica right now for work. As of 7:00 a.m. on 12/21, the world hasn't ended yet where he is.
     
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  46. kalyan4fedever

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    Good one there, we missed the tennis consideration in the equation lol :). Its almost 21.12 no signs, doomsday predictions should be wrong not the mayans
     
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  47. Polaris

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    Agree. I read the first page of the thread, was flabbergasted at how nobody solved it, then got excited and posted my reply only to find that Steve had gotten to it first.

    So, the medal is rightfully Steve's. And sbengte's, for finding new semantic meanings for "+" and "=" :)
     
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    So what's it like living in that fantasy world of yours? I'd like to say hello from Earth, where the skies are blue and the fields are green. We spend roughly half a day in bright sunlight, and half a day in deep darkness. We also get lots of water.

    How's life going over in your planet?
     
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  49. sbengte

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    Since the apocalypse is on its way and may get there before the medal does, dear sir, please collect it online here.

    Tushy, please collect the prize for your OP here :)
     
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    oh tush... i understand your point! it's a modern world about to end...

    :)


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