Recent content by daggerman

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    Are Some of Connors' Longevity Records Unbreakable?

    Nobody's hitting safely in 56 consecutive major league games, either
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    Your realistic expectations of Jannik Sinner at AO 2020

    It doesn't matter, to be honest. He's playing with house money this season. If he wins a round or two, that's a success; if he loses in the first round, no big deal. Either way, he's a special, special talent.
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    2020 Ranking Predictions

    You could be right about the NextGen overtaking Federer next year, but I'm not so sure. One of them might beat Federer at any single slam or masters 1000, but none of them have yet to show even close to the consistency Federer still shows over a full season. Tsitsipas might beat him at, say, the...
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    Ye#1 2020. How big is this for each of the big 3's legacy? ...

    How can Nadal be the most consistent recent slam performer when Djokovic has won 4 of the last 6 slams?
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    Who is the most attractive tennis player ever, on both the men’s and the women’s side?

    I've always found Hingis very attractive. Even knowing everything I know about her, I would risk it all. Men? Eh, maybe young Borg.
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    Sampras never won the Year End Tournament Undefeated - Federer did it 5X, Djokovic did it 3X

    I didn't ignore that point. I responded to it by saying: "Sure, he could've performed better at those tournaments in 96 than he did in 95 and 97, but I think it's more than reasonable to be skeptical about that." The reason "untestable" claims are never accepted in science is because science...
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    Sampras never won the Year End Tournament Undefeated - Federer did it 5X, Djokovic did it 3X

    Not sure what you mean by "unacceptable." Just because we're speaking hypothetically doesn't mean reasonable speculation isn't possible. Anyway, here's Sampras' record at MC and Rome in 1995 and 1997: MC: 1995: 2R (retired after winning first set), 1997: 2R Rome: 1995: 1R, 1997: 1R That's an...
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    Sampras never won the Year End Tournament Undefeated - Federer did it 5X, Djokovic did it 3X

    3 of the 4 Masters he skipped were clay tournaments he wasn't going to win anyway.
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    Big Titles 2020

    AO : Djokovic IW: Djokovic MI: Medvedev MC: Nadal MA: Auger-Aliassime RO: Djokovic RG: Nadal WB: Djokovic Olympics: Zverev TO: Thiem CI: Federer US: Federer SH: Medvedev PA: Berrettini Finals: Djokovic
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    2019 TTW Awards-Biggest Letdown Player

    Kyrgios is a reasonable pick, but I didn't come into this season thinking he'd behave any differently than before. To be honest he slightly exceeded my expectations by winning a couple 500s. I voted for Khachanov, who went from 46 match wins last year (including, most notably, the Paris...
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    Jannik Sinner

    Completely agree. Future top 10 is probably the "safe" prediction, too.
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    Toni Nadal: Play like Federer if you want to beat Nadal

    The problem with playing like Djokovic to beat Nadal is that it depends on consistently outlasting Nadal from the baseline. You won't be able to do that unless you *are* Novak Djokovic.
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    The 2019 TTW Awards- Best Return

    Fed's backhand slice return is SO hard to attack. Might be my favorite shot in all of tennis.