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    Is Murray pulling a Nadal??

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-may-miss-french-open-to-focus-on-wimbledon-8620004.html With news that Murray may skip the French Open in order to recover from his "injury" in time for Wimbledon, one must ask: Is Murray, after being inspired by the spaniard's time off and...
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    Congratulations Andy Murray

    You did it! You played a whole tournament with an aggressive gameplan, a solid serve, and, most importantly, with a good attitude - and you won! And you did it against the toughest opponents, too. I've got to say, after a week of watching Murray practice and some of his matches, he's...
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    ATP 1000 - TORONTO - 2010 Roger's Cup Canada Masters

    Tennis comes to Canada!! www.rogerscup.com Name: Rogers Cup Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Place: Toronto, Canada Date: 09.08.2010-15.08.2010 Draw Size: S-56 D-24 Surface: Hard Defending Champion (2009) - Andy Murray Men's Singles Draw ...
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    Thomas Muster comeback?

    :shock:Has anyone heard of this? http://blog.oregonlive.com/tennis/2010/06/thomas_muster_is_back_should_rafael_nadal_be_worried.html Apparently, former world #1 and French Open Champion, Thomas Muster is back on tour! He played his first match since 1999 last week at the Braunschweig...
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    The Hockey Thread

    edit: turns out there's a few threads like this already. apologies! mods can delete this thread
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    Player withdrawals from the Australian Open

    I see a lot of threads dedicated to individual players being injured at the moment and withdrawing from whatever tournament they are participating in this week and, ultimately, the 2010 Australian Open. So, I figured let's merge it all into one thread? Confirmed Withdrawals Gilles Simon -...
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    Qatar ExxonMobil Open - Doha - January 4th to 10th

    Qatar ExxonMobil Open - Doha - January 4th to 9th The first week of the 2010 ATP World Tour has begun! The 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open will be a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It will be the 18th edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, and part of the ATP World Tour 250 series...
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    Capitala World Tennis Championship - Abu Dhabi - December 31st to January 2nd

    The Australian Open tuneup exhibition tournament is just 6 days away and I saw that there was no thread for it. So, here it is! The 2010 edition of the Abu Dhabi exhibition _________________________________________________________________ Roster of players this year: Here is the...
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    Evgeny Korolev

    Here's the ATP stats on Evgeny Korolev has a great future. He's got a great serve, killer backhand, and a great offensive all-court game. He excels indoors on hardcourts and carpets (on the challenger tour), but is also a competent claycourter. He's won 4 challengers on carpet (including 1...
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    Davis Cup 2009 - Final

    Davis Cup 2009 - Final - Spain vs. Czech Republic 2009 Davis Cup Final [1] Spain vs. [9] Czech Republic December 4th-6th This year's final will be played on indoor clay at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi, the location of the 2000 Davis Cup final. Spanish Squad: Rafael Nadal, David...
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    Andy Murray: In denial or on the right path?

    I know I'm not the biggest Murray fan on these boards, but I'll try to make this objective as possible. Murray was quoted as saying this: "Those people who are still asking questions about my game – I'm not sure how to answer them," he says. "What is it I need to do to prove that I can...
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    Nadal looks ahead to the 2010 season

    Nadal looks ahead to 2010 and reflects on the changes he needs to make to find success, again http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iz1PIU_oYkWXtijVQXMsAeIa8kew LONDON — Rafael Nadal said he was going work hard on regaining his self-belief and sharpness in a bid to reclaim...
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    Rafael Nadal vs Nikolay Davydenko - Round Robin - World Tour Finals 2009

    Who's going to win this match? The H2H is 4-3 in the favor of Nadal Davydenko leads the hardcourt H2H 3-1 (Nadal's sole win coming in their only indoor match- in 2006 at the Master's Cup)
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    Rafael Nadal vs Robin Soderling - Round Robin - World Tour Finals 2009

    This is the first match on Monday for Group B. Who's going to win in this re-match of the 4th round match at Roland Garros? I think you will all find the poll very balanced and fair :)
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    Roger Federer's 2010 Tournament Schedule

    Roger Federer announced his 2010 schedule via his website. He’s planning to play 18 tournaments and “hopefully” the season ending championships in London. Roger Federer’s 2010 Schedule: (tournament starting dates noted) December 31: Capitala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi (exhibition)...
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    Djokovic vs. Nadal - Paris Masters 2009 Semifinal

    vs. Rafael Nadal (#2) and Novak Djokovic (#3) fight for a spot in the finals of the 2009 Paris Masters. Nadal's route to the final: R32 Almagro, R16 Robredo (14th seed), QF Tsonga (8th seed) Djokovic's route to the final: R32 Monaco, R16 Clement (Qualifier), QF Soderling (9th seed) Nadal...
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    Rankings after USO + rest of 2009 season

    Hey, everyone! I was bored so I made a little chart to see how the rankings are going to look for the ATP after the USO. The result of the USO didn't affect the standings for the two finalists - Fed is #1 and Del Potro is #5. Here's the rankings after the USO...
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    Hype-meter: Federer or Murray?

    Ok, so some Murray fans claim that Federer, pre-2003, was hyped up in the same vain that Murray is hyped up to win a grand slam. The idea is that Federer was tipped as a slam favorite before he ever won Wimbledon and was predicted as a future multiple slam winner and world #1. So the question...
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    Nadal - Back to #2 in the world?

    Hey guys, As you know, Nadal beat Monfils today. After the match Cahill, while interviewing Rafa on the court, told him that he is back to #2 in the world due to Murray's 4th round loss. However, I did the math and Nadal (assuming he loses next round) is still 5 points short of Murray's point...
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    Best Roger Federer?

    This is inspired by TheMagicianofPrecision's thread "Roger Federer vs. Roger Federer" Which version of Roger Federer, throughout the years, do you think would win in an 8 person knockout tournament composed entirely of Roger Federers from 2002 to 2009? I think it would be 2004 Federer and 2006...
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    Canadian Players at the 2009 Rogers Cup

    Hello, posters and fellow Canucks! I just thought I'd start a thread to keep track of Canadian progress at the Canada Masters/Rogers Cup in Montreal currently ongoing. We've got 2 Canadians in the second round, so far, and the first Canadian player to qualify for the main draw since 1988...
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    Djokovic Brothers playing Umag Doubles

    Hey everyone! Looks like Novak Djokovic and Marko Djokovic are playing the 2009 ATP Studena Croatia Open Umag Doubles tournament. Neither of them is playing the singles tournament, which is strange (in Novak's case, especially), but it should be interesting to see how well they do anyways...
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    Nadal Fans - Who's your pick for Wimby '09?

    I decided to put this in the Pro Match Result part of the forum as I'm making this thread so close to the semi's that they're bound to be discussed. Anyhow, Nadal fans - I pose to you this question; Who do you want to see win Wimbledon 2009 of the last 4 men? Roger Federer? Andy Murray? Andy...
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    Lame Quotes from Mary Carillo

    Does anyone else notice Mary Carillo says some really lame things? I'll start it off "RF usually stands for Roger Federer, but today it'll stand for Roof Federer... because he's playing under the roof" - Carillo, on Federer playing under a roof. "He's going to cry so much that roof won't...
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    Nikolay Davydenko - French Open thread

    I just thought that he deserves his own thread for the French Open. I'm not a Davytard (new breed:??) or anything, but I appreciate his game and think that if any should be filling Nadal's big shoes in the top half of the draw, it should be Kolya! He's #11 in the world at the moment, but...
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    2009 Stanley Cup Final - Pittsburg Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings

    Simple, Hockey Fans. Whos' going to take it? My vote is Detroit in 6 (just like last year, finishing it off in Pittsburg). I did not add the option, in the poll, for Pittsburg in 4 games because I created this thread after game 1. Detroit currently leads in the series, 2-0 (3-1, 3-1). Game 3...
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    Why I think Wimbledon is not slow grass.

    We've all heard the argument that the grass surface played at Wimbledon has slowed down in recent years. The argument goes that since 2002, Wimbledon has played significantly slower. Some people argue that not only is Wimbledon slower than it used to be, but that it's grass surface is one of the...
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    CASABLANCA 250 - 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II - Men's Singles

    Well, it's the first tournament (along with Houston) of the French Open clay season. _______ The 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II is a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It will be the 25th edition of the Grand Prix Hassan II, and is a ATP Tour World 250 event on the 2009 ATP World...
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    Rafael Nadal's Clay Season - 2009

    Ok, so Rafa's had a very excellent first quarter Hardcourt Season - Australian Open Champion, Indian Wells Champion, Rotterdam Finalist, and he's reached the Quarterfinals in Rotterdam and Miami. So now he's resting before starting his clay season in Monte Carlo. Since his emphatic victory...
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    Ontario Tennis Association

    Anybody else play in the Men's tournaments in Ontario? I was thinking about signing up in the OTA and playing some tourneys, just wanted to see if anyone else is playing in the region?
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