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    Federer donates 1 million CHF to Swiss families suffering from coronavirus

    I didn't really look into detail, but are you sure 50 millions per year are going to his foundation? I had the feeling it was more in the range of 5 millions per year. If I am not mistaken most of the money that flows to his foundation comes from the exhibition matches not from his personal bank...
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    Federer donates 1 million CHF to Swiss families suffering from coronavirus

    There are plenty of poor people in Switzerland. Everything is goddam expensive in this country, you don't even realize if you have never been in this country. Usually divorced people are hit very hard financially, especially single moms with children. Just some exemple of high costs (1CHF is...
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    Federer donates 1 million CHF to Swiss families suffering from coronavirus

    Not quite, he gave away 0.1% of his net worth, hehe.. To put things into perspective if you were a millionnaire, it would be like giving away 1'000, peanuts basically
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    Olympics officially postponed

    Just a matter of time before it gets postponed. British in general seem a bit slow to realize the full extent of the problem with the Covid-19
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    Olympics officially postponed

    Not really a surprise
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    Dude, I think this conversation is going nowhere. The only thing I am saying is that it is dumb to compare number of deaths at the beginning of a pandemic to numbers from past flu-seasons. Hospitals in Italy cannot deal with the huge number of patients that need intensive care. They need to do...
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    Data from 1st of March onwards, once Italy had more than 1000 cases (y-axis is the total number of cases): End of discussion
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    No you can't compare numbers to past pandemics, because we are at the very beginning of the pandemic. It is like saying in 1940 "hey this second world war is not so bad, there were many more deaths during the 14-18 war and other past wars". Treatment doesn't exist. The most severe cases get...
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    Dude you are way off the mark and completely miss the point. I am not talking about quarantaine and its effects. You are the one who was minimizing the number of deaths and comparing it to 2017-2018. The only thing I am saying is that it is incorrect to make any comparison of dead numbers from...
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    Obviously you didn't read or understand my message. We are at the very beginning of epidemic. Numbers are rising fast, so it is pointless at the moment to compare the current numbers with the numbers from 2017-18. We can do this comparison once the epidemic is over.
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    Virologist calls the quarantine strategy 19th century quackery, calls for mass testing and return to normal life

    Just watched the video. I think the doctor is downplaying the numbers of dead. He is mentioning only 148 dead people in France, but this is just the beginning of the epidemic. As I am typing this now there are a total of 562 dead people with an additional daily deaths of 112 in France. Yes, in...
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    Just to reiterate: NO ONE should be Playing tennis right now

    Another difference: you need to eat and therefore buy food at the grocery store in order to survive. Playing tennis is just a hobby and not even remotely relevant for your own survival.
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    Poll: Is rescheduling RG the right step?

    Wimbledon and Olympics will not happen anyway. Olympics will likely be shifted to 2021 (similar to Euro football cup). High chances USO gets cancelled too.
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    Roland Garros moved to September - not a drill

    Exactly, a lot of people seem to be quite ignorant regarding the current situation... I live in Switzerland and we get plenty of news of what is happening in our neighboring countries, Italy and France. Also in Switzerland the situation is quite bad, all shops (except grocery stores/pharmacies)...
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    French Open cancelled?

    Anyway I have hard time seeing Roland Garros taking place. Initially, I was thinking they could hold the tournament without any spectators. But even without spectators it will not be possible considering the fact that tennis players come all over the world and there are already so many travel...
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    French Open cancelled?

    It is just a matter of time before UK gets affected badly. Especially considering the fact that they are not doing much to prevent large gatherings unlike other European countries.
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    ATP Tour approves six week suspension

    A lot of conspiracy theories. In the end everyone will be suffering the economic consequences from this and nobody will gain from this.
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    ATP Tour approves six week suspension

    I was just commenting the part about HIV not Coronavirus. I never said in my reply that Coronavirus is anything like HIV, I am well aware they are completely viruses (comparing apples and oranges)
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    ATP Tour approves six week suspension

    It is a lifelong treatment you need to take in order to keep it under control though. It is not like you can cure HIV with a limited number of pills or shots of medicine and then be cured for the rest of your life. HIV has become a chronic disease that can be kept under control for the rest of...
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    The 2018 flu season killed 4000 people/ week in the US: 2 times the total from Coronavirus

    Do you realize that in Italy they have to do triage of patients? This is the kind of stuff that happens during war times; this kind of stuff never happened with your standard flu outbreak. Additionally, it is not only Coronavirus patients who are affected and dying, but also patients suffering...
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    Frustrating match against pusher

    Nope, though the one time I came a lot to the net I nearly beat him (was leading 5-3 in the third set and lost it 5-7 ultimately). I just checked my notes (since a couple of years I like to take notes each time I play somebody, writing down scores and making a brief summary of the match and how...
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    Frustrating match against pusher

    That is some old post you are digging up! I am not even quite sure anymore which guy I was actually referring to in my post (my tennis partners changed a lot over the years), but if it is the one I think it is, I beat him quite easily a year or two later.. In hindsight he wasn't such a tough...
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    2019 ATP Finals RR - Little Kid Who Knows How to Fight vs The GOAT (When Healthy)

    200 points are nothing to sniff at. It could make the difference between a 4th and 5th seed in an upcoming grand slam next year, you never know. On top of that, Medvedev has nothing to lose while Zverev has a lot to lose, therefore Medvedev could potentially play more freely than Zverev.
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    2019 ATP Finals RR - Mad Lad vs The GOAT (When Healthy)

    Yes from memory Nadal has >600 points lead before the WTF. So for Djokovic winning the last RR match (200) and the SF (400) will not be enough.
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    2019 ATP Finals RR - Mad Lad vs The GOAT (When Healthy)

    Damned it, I tuned in when Medvedev was leading 5-1 in the third, the situation looked hopeless for Nadal and I was just watching/waiting for the match to be over and move on to something else and Nadal manages to come back, incredible! But what a massive choke from Medvedev.
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    2019 ATP Finals RR: [2] Novak Ultronovic vs [5] Team Thiem

    w00t! Thiem actually wins a set against Djokovic, I can't believe this! Thiem is in WOWrinka mode.
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    2019 ATP Finals RR: [2] Novak Ultronovic vs [5] Team Thiem

    Djokovic in straight sets. I expect Thiem to be late on all balls and look helpless as Djokovic will perfectly rob him of time
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    2019 WTF RR: (3.) Swiss Maestro vs. (5.) Thieminator

    True that he has been more inconsistent this year than in 2015, but since Paris Bercy he plays again at a very high level. The loss of number 1 to Nadal must have stinged him a lot and I see a Djokovic who is extremely pumped up to regain the number 1 spot... I would be very surprised to see...
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