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    A novel way to determine who is GOAT: Pick 2 out of 3

    Here is an old trick that can be used to resolve the debate. Don't think too much about why you have to choose 2. Answer genuinely. Once the results come in, I will explain the basis for this technique, with references to scientific litterature.
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    Poll: What causes Federer's level to jump back up at the start of each season, in recent years?

    I think he looks terrific again this year. Specifically Backhand, Serve and Movement. Loved him against Zverev today. If your answer is not in the poll, share your theory below!
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    Request for stat from the statistics pros here

    % of matches lost when having won more total points e.g. vs Anderson today for Fed and vs Coric in Halle Is there a way to get this for the top players? I want to see how Fed ranks compared to Nadal and other "mentally strong" players. Thanks!
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    Which active player will retire with the highest match win %, across all surfaces?

    Thought I would officially become part of the TTW mafia by posting my first ****ty poll. Currently the standings are: 1. Djokovic 786-165 (82.65%) 2. Nadal 877-186 (82.5%) 3. Federer 1149-250 (82.13%) Federer would seem out of contention... BUT... Both Nadal and Djokovic are now passed...
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    Federer has better stats in 2017, than any other year in his career

    http://www.tennisabstract.com/cgi-bin/player.cgi?p=RogerFederer click on yearly totals. He has.. ... highest ace % over his 20 year career (12.6%, over 1% better than his second best year) ... highest break % by a HUGE margin (38% vs second best year 31% in 2005) ... highest dominance ratio...
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    Which is more injured right now?

    Please put your garbage jinx comments and excuses in here.... and keep the rest of the threads clean :D
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    ATP Points per tournament played?

    Does anyone know where I could find the numbers needed to calculate a ranking of AVERAGE #points per tournament played in a calendar year? I'm curious how Federer 2017 ranks compared to other very "efficient" seasons in the last decade. Also how he compares to other players in 2017. He must be...
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    Anyone have an accurate description of how much pro players practice between tournaments?

    Let's take Federer for example. He just won a GS, and he has 2 weeks until the next tournament. Will he take 3-4 days off of ZERO tennis, followed by 2 hours of practice a day... ... or will he practice 1 hour/day the next few days and then 3-4 hours a day after that? Do they generally only...
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    Federer had it coming...

    What kind of an intelligent sportsman takes a 2 month break, without injury, when he's on a roll? There is no "extra" recovery bonus after 2-3 weeks off, unless you're injured. All you get is rusty. Yes, yes... he won the Australian Open after a 6 month break. That was an exception. Centuries...
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    Crossed my mind that Fed losing is not so bad for Fed...

    The biggest threat to his GOAT status was Djokovic passing him in weeks at #1 (assuming he even gets near in Grand Slams). Murray winning more small tournaments like Dubai.. is delaying Djokovic's return to #1 in the world. ... plus Djokovic just lost to Kyrgios! More time at #2 Apologies for...
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    How will this win impact Federer's tennis level moving forward?

    A lot of us Fed fans (perhaps delusional) feel Roger's level drops when he goes up against tough opposition, such as Djokovic/Nadal. We assume he's mentally weaker; he doesn't convert on break points; he doesn't fight as hard when he's not in the lead. The weight of these heartbreaking losses...
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    How will this win impact Federer's tennis level moving forward?

    A lot of us Fed fans (perhaps delusional) feel Roger's level drops when he goes up against tough opposition, such as Djokovic/Nadal. We assume he's mentally weaker; he doesn't convert on break points; he doesn't fight as hard when he's not in the lead. The weight of these heartbreaking losses...
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    Weird statistic about Lucas Pouille

    If you rank players by tie-break win % on the ATP site, you get the following for 2,3,4.... 64.9 Kyrgios 64.5 Fed 63.8 Sampras 63.5 ... 63.0 ... Above them at #1, we have: 75.9% Lucas Pouille (!!!) Does anyone know if this some kind of statistical error. I mean he is 10 points clear of the...
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    How annoyed would Djokovic be if Federer won the WTF?

    Even as a Fed fan, I can see that Djokovic's 2015 season eclipses any of Fed's best seasons. Natural conclusion of it would be for Djo to take the down WTF. If Federer ends up winning it by beating Djokovic, would it leave a bad taste in Djokovic's mouth, or would it be just another loss to...
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    The "No Serve Hypothetical"

    So as I'm watching Federer struggle to beat Isner, I've been thinking. How many people in the world would beat John Isner if the points started without serve (neutral point from baseline) ... and same question for Federer, and your other favorite(s) ? Would you say: Isner: 500 Fed: 20...
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    Mannarino retires of heat exhaustion despite being in the lead

    Was anyone watching this Lopez game? Ace, Ace, Ace, Ace... with Mannarino just standing on the other side doing nothing. The on his serve he was serving like a beginner. It was hilarious and sad at the same time.
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    The first time you see yourself hitting, on video

    I've been playing Tennis for 2 years now, and I've always dreaded seeing myself hitting... and realizing how awkward I look compared to the pros I revere. Today is the day it happened. A friend videoed me hitting some forehands during a feeding drill. Luckily it was not as bad as I had...
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