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    Most naturally talented player bar Roger

    You are mixing up talent and discipline. Fed always has been incredibly talented. But the insanely disciplined guy is Rafa, who by the way was one of the most physically talented young guys ever to play tennis - which is what it takes to win slams at such a young age.
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    Rafa talks...

    Horrible. BUT: CA: 39.78 million, 10,313 deaths 261 FL: 21.48 million, 8,109 deaths 378 Broward county, where I live: 1.98 million, 789 deaths 404 D/M Mexico, 4.4 D.M D/M=deaths per million If my county were a country, we've be tied for 12th worst in the world, and that's counting San Marino...
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    #3: Mainad :: The Megamind Interview Series

    This is really cool. There is so much negativity, everywhere, and along with that goes so much anonymity. Covid has make it worse. What you are doing is excellent. I'm a fan. Keep it up. And by the way, I like the people you are interviewing. I'd actually like to meet a lot of people I talk to...
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    Rafa talks...

    Probably I'm guilty as charged, but I actually don't get to talk much about the virus. I'd love to discuss current tennis, but really there is none. But I was also making a point: those of use who actually have to deal with reality of this thing should be more kind talking about how others are...
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    Rafa talks...

    I don't think it applies to everyone, but most likely to most. I don't know where you live and what you are doing, but I have not left the house except to visit one friend for the past 2 months. It's not just that it's so dangerous out there potentially for me. I don't want the responsibility...
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    Rafa talks...

    Cases are exploding in Spain. You don't see an explosion in deaths yet because it takes around a month for deaths to catch up with cases. The whole problem is consistency. Sweden is still hammered by the press, but Sweden has been consistent about how it's handled Covid...
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    Is Djokovic sacrificing his entire legacy by winning the 2020 US Open? Whenever anyone mentions his 18 slams they will mention the pandemic.

    If Joker were some very average player who might vulture a slam because of Covid, it would be one thing. But he's one of 3 players in a neck-and-neck race to rack up the most slams. I'd rather see him win - again - than see one of the other failures waltz into the record book because no one...
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    Nick says he's skipping the rest of the year

    I've been tracking this virus for months, and I've seen some patterns I have not heard talked about. There are basically three really important factors: cases hospitalizations deaths And it plays out in that order. Of course you want to see deaths go down and down, and that's the most...
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    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    I was making the point that they locked down voluntarily, and if you look at the curve at this point it looks pretty good. Still, I think Sweden will ultimately be judged against Finland, Norway and Denmark. So if those three other countries recover well and stay open then Sweden will be judged...
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    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    That's why I continue watching Sweden. It's not about who is winning the battle now, it's about who will be in good shape when it's all over. Sweden has made some gigantic mistakes, but so have almost all nations. The one thing good they did is to depend on citizens to make reasonable decisions...
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    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    Be careful how you read the data: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/italy/ Italy's numbers look low on this graph because the story was so horrible. 6,554 cases on Mar 21. That makes everything else look low, BUT: Jun 12 163 Jun 23 113 It's hard to read, but that appears to...
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    When I was a kid

    But you said "fat chick". You're not woke enough. Be careful or you might get cancelled. :)
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    There shall be a surprise winner at this year's US Open

    I don't understand that either.
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