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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    2005 Nadal's absence definitely surprised me, not going to lie.
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    And how do you claim that it doesn't prove the inference? Because you don't agree with it? What it a correct way to apply it? I admit, I don't know a lot about it.
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    Let me put it this way. If peak Murray was playing alongside Hewitt in 2001, Hewitt probably goes slamless.
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    (1) Explain why it doesn't work or at least point me towards a source explaining that. (2) The ELO rating produces expected result from the 1970s till late 1990s and again from 2003 onward. Why does it fail in the 2000-02 period ( your claim)?
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    No you're completely missing the point. There could be a number of reason why Nishikori had a higher ELO one year than Sampras of 2000. It's a mathematical formula. That doesn't mean the formula is inherently flawed. I mean, Dinara Safina was once #1, should we scrap that as well?
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    So are you trying to tell me that it worked well till the late 1990s and then from the Federer Nadal period but somehow missed the mark in 2000-02? lol
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    Peak Murray would destroy the 2001-02 field. The only reason Murray doesn't have 6-7 majors is that he played alongside some of the greatest players ever and lost many important matches to them. Murray has played like 10 slam finals and lost many semis to these guys. Hewitt is nowhere close.
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    It;s the same mentality. ELO is a well known rating formula. It's not an agenda driven tool.
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    I have always maintained that Hewitt is slightly better than Ferrer. He was lucky with his peak, yes. Without that window he would have remained slamless just like Ferrer. I give Hewitt a lot of credit for peaking so early in his career and grabbing the opportunity that was in front of him. He...
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    Why don't you come up with your own system to improve that? A higher ELO rating doesn't necessarily mean a better player. However 2000-02's absence on that list is not a coincidence either. Hewitt's #1 rank came in the transition era and once real competition arrived he fizzed out. Just because...
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    Is Murray really greater than Hewitt?

    Murray and it's not even close. Hewitt would have never become #1 in any period other than 2001-02 when the tour was weak af.
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    Wimbledon. Peak Sampras v Peak Federer. Who would win?

    No one is "practically" at Rafa's level on clay, especially at Roland Garros. Also Sampras didn't win a lot of grass tournaments outside Wimbledon but for a period of 8 years he was great there and I'd give him a slight edge over Federer but there's still clear daylight between that level what...
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    Nadal News 2.0

    Two corrections: 1. Djokovic had already secured the #1 rank before that match. 2. These weeks don't even count in official ATP stats.
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    Novak Djokovic's weeks at No. 1 could cause a rankings controversy

    I think now if Federer gets to keep the record it should always come with a *. Djokovic was going to cross him without corona. He should still be able to do it though.
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    A new type of hard surface at US Open

    Now Djokovic can finally dominate the US Open.
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