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    Is it weird that you can win a match 0-6,0-6,7-6,7-6,7-6?

    By definition you can only go 6-0 if you win at least 12 more points than your opponent. So by definition a 6-0 to 0-6 would be at least +12 to a -12. So no, that's not the "point." You could make the case that, due to the randomness of each individual point, it's conceivable that such a...
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    Can Fed Reach 20 GS?

    I think it's fair to say that it's unlikely for him to keep winning a bunch of majors. I agree with that assessment. I disagree with using the "2 slams in the last 8 years" or whatever kind of extrapolation argument. It's not out of the realm of possibility that he wins another one THIS year...
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    Can Fed Reach 20 GS?

    Both of these are inadequate explanations because the sample size is not sufficient to draw any kind of conclusions.
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    Is it weird that you can win a match 0-6,0-6,7-6,7-6,7-6?

    This is basic probability, actually. Of course if you have a 53-47% chance to win any given point, your expected outcome would be a win given a large enough sample of points. This is still a completely different subject than what is discussed here. The topic is not about 'comebacks', it's...
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    Is it weird that you can win a match 0-6,0-6,7-6,7-6,7-6?

    The point is that you can lose the match while winning the vast majority of the total points. Not that you can turn a match around "more dramatically."
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    If Wawrinka goes 5-0, is he an All-Timer?

    Only because 5 GS is HoF stuff. The 5-0 stuff in finals is nonsense. It mystifies a 'perfect' record in finals only, but not the other X amount of times they failed to even get there.
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    Exactly. And you're the one trying to draw meaning from it. The H2H is what it is, if you're going to try to draw false conclusions from it, people will set you straight.
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    Sure, mate... Are you still trying to fight the clearly losing battle that the H2H is not representative because it was not played in any kind of round-robin setting? 14 of the first 25 meetings were on clay. I cannot comprehend why this is clear tautology can't sink through your brain.
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    Stop swerving. You used the lack of grass masters to justify that they have only played 3 times on grass. And then claimed things would be different if clay was everywhere. Grass is where tennis originated. 3 of the 4 majors were once on grass. And (fast) hardcourt is much closer to grass than...
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    You realize the game of tennis originated as lawn tennis, right? Every major outside of the French Open used to be on grass. Stop being a dunce and learn your history.
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    If Wawrinka goes 5-0, is he an All-Timer?

    It's not at all a reasonable argument, because Sampras was still playing Wimbledons outside of that 8 year stretch. It wasn't like he chose not to play the tournament and won 7 out of the 8 total Wimbledon tournaments he entered. You might have a point in saying that if a player has won X...
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    Dimitrov will WIN WIMBLEDON 2017

    Is Dimitrov even particularly good on grass? I would like to see him make strides, if only because the lost generation needs to show up sooner or later or we're heading for a very dark patch in tennis history in the next few years.
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    Yes, like you cherry picking H2H instead of overall resumes.
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    Boris Becker: Rafael Nadal Is The Favorite To Win The French Open

    No majors outside of clay. Sorry. And most of those players did it in an era where you actually have to play differently on different surfaces. Not this era of homogeneity where you can play the same power baseline game with trampoline raquets and synthetic strings. Also, since you're just...
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