Search results

  1. M

    Who wins Wimbledon: 03-07 Federer or11/15/1819 Djokovic?

    No, no, silly full stop. Even for you. That's like saying Bastl is a superior grass player to Sampras, because, you know, he won all of their meetings on grass, and these are the facts that can't be argued. As for the OP, Federer to routinely take sets 1 & 3, lose set 2 because of a lapse in...
  2. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    Well, looks like money wasn't enough for Nadal at least. So, that's three top 10's and five top 20's out (for now--let's see what news the next few days bring us).
  3. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    I agree, it's not. Problem is, it's also not very useful, depending on how much time passes between each test. Basically, you could totally have a player get tested when leaving--negative. Gets infected at the airport or on the plane. Gets tested on arrival--negative again (too early for the...
  4. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    You misunderstand. The act of playing tennis is just about as safe as can be. The problem is that, contrary to what happens with most other sports, tennis players come from all over the world and are constantly on the move, crossing borders, etc. (which means that they have many more chances of...
  5. M

    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    A day-1 test is basically useless, as it generally takes from 3-5 days for the virus to show in the organism. So, if you're infected on day 0, a day-1 test will return a negative result, and so will a day-2 test... but a day-5 test may return a positive. Also, depending on how a test is made...
  6. M

    U.S. Open can't be a national championships says Mouratoglou

    Pure greed, imho. They're even pushing for 60% attendance (which they won't get, but still...)
  7. M

    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    Oh, that. Well, I'm not the one to decide policy either in Spain nor Italy (you seem to be, so I'll defer to you on that regard). However, the NYC quarantine won't be enough anyway, and strictly speaking, if you're being sensible, anytime a player leaves a tournament, he's exposed (and has been...
  8. M

    U.S. Open can't be a national championships says Mouratoglou

    At this stage, RG has more chances of being cancelled than the USO, imho (it will, at the very least, be run behind closed doors, the current plan for 50% attendance will be untenable, I guess). The situation in France (and especially in Paris) probably won't be good come September.
  9. M

    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    There was no point in your post, so I didn't address any. Your general discourse runs along two axes that you've been treading ad nauseam in each and every thread: 1) The pandemic is basically a hoax, and everything about it is just fearmongering 2) NYC is perfectly safe, although it's being...
  10. M

    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    You're sounding more and more desperate as each thread goes on, tbh. That's the problem with dealing in certainties and seeing only one possible outcome and one possible reason for everything--this kind of know-it-all swagger (without really knowing anything, ie posturing) usually comes back to...
  11. M

    Mutua Madrid Open cancelled, official announcement coming soon....

    Less, actually. Madrid apparently got an agreement from the Spanish government that players could come straight from the US without quarantine. But Rome doesn't have this, so they'll need to negociate it fast with the Italian government.
  12. M

    Rafa Nadal declines to participate in US Open ??

    Can't say that's a surprise if true. So, did he call Djokovic so that one would go to the US Open and the other would go to RG, kind of a vulturing gentlemen's agreement? Guess he's afraid of car crashes, like Barty, Kyrgios, and all the other 'losers' (and other assorted insults). Oh well...
  13. M

    Madrid will reportedly be cancelled

    Everyone is basically flying by the seat of their pants, at the moment. Expect things to change up to the last moment, imho.
  14. M

    Madrid will reportedly be cancelled

    Yep, it's apparently a done deal, now. Madrid out--and Rome with no 'non-quarantine' deal, which means it wouldn't get any top player unless things get resolved soon. The plot thickens. Or does it? :unsure:
  15. M

    How many top 100 atp players will skip USO, exclusively because of Covid?

    As opposed to the immensely hard 2016 USO, where he had to play all of three full matches to reach the final, you mean (and still managed to lose)?
  16. M

    Djokovic vs Monfils - USO 2005 R1

    Djokovic even admitted after the fact that he did it on purpose, so...
  17. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    Oh, no, I never meant that Madrid's cancellation would lead to RG's, for example (sorry if this is what it felt like). However, I do believe that RG's cancellation may lead to players deciding that playing the reste of the season (ie the three tournaments left, basically) may not be worth the...
  18. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    That is exactly what I'm saying, mind you--at least as far as RG is concerned. Depending on what the figures are in September, they may not have a choice, the government may take it out of their hands (see Madrid).
  19. M

    The domino effect that we're possibly looking at

    With the recent uptick that we're seeing in Europe, here is what could conceivabky happen in the next couple of months: 1) Madrid: the first domino to fall, obviously. With the resurgence of The Thing in Spain, it's doubtful that it will take place at the moment. It still could, I guess, but...
  20. M

    Qiang Wang withdraws from US Open

    Honestly, there was no way we could have. Who would have thought that so many tennis players could be involved in car crashes at the same time? :eek:
  21. M

    Palermo player tests positive for That Thing

    Irrelevant in this case, as, by all accounts, covid is *not* a respiratory disease (which isn't to say that a vaccine will be found anytime soon, mind you).
  22. M

    Kyrgios officially out from the US Open

    Those who want to know the reason why are free to look for it (shouldn't be too hard to find). Wonder whether this is catching and others may also decide not to come? :unsure: Edit: apologies if this isn't really news, didn't see it anywhere on the forum before posting.
  23. M

    Palermo player tests positive for That Thing

    This is not unheard of. In fact, we've seen even worse in the not-so-distant past. US Open 2016: Djokovic reaches the final playing 3 full matches only (Vesely, Youzhny, and Tsonga out). Fortunately, Wawrinka was there to put an end to this charade. Even worse, 2006 Australian Open: Mauresmo...
  24. M

    French Open cancelled?

    Well, technically, he won one in Montreal, and the other in Toronto, lol.
  25. M

    There shall be a surprise winner at this year's US Open

    Not sure there *will* be a year-end #1 this year. If players can only score some 3 to 6 results tops this year, the year-end results may basically boil down to "how well did you play in January"?
  26. M

    There shall be a surprise winner at this year's US Open

    Federer is still part of the top 10, though. And he won't be playing, so that's one. About Monfils, that's the current theory among the French sport media (ie that he won't be playing). Of course, it's not sure yet--just like it's not sure that any of the others will be playing, I guess we'll...
  27. M

    There shall be a surprise winner at this year's US Open

    Obviously not, as one of them is already out, and another one is currently slated as 'not coming'.
  28. M

    U.S. Open can't be a national championships says Mouratoglou

    Anyway, the USO is probably still far from being a guarantee at this stage, imho. The current trend of rising deaths in the US will probably continue until August 10th-15th at least, and maybe the organizers will feel that they have to cancel the event by then (the situation *could* (and should)...
  29. M

    U.S. Open can't be a national championships says Mouratoglou

    That is totally your prerogative, but quoting a tweet that says "5 deaths" to mount a campaign about "0 deaths" is... odd to say the least. Now, I don't know about NY specifically, but on a natiowide level, you can trust the figures put forward by France, which is one of the few countries that...
Top