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  1. daggerman

    Why is the period 1990s-03 such a volatile phase in win% ?? ... Looks like a weak era ...... Why so?

    This could be true, but it wouldn't explain why the upset rate at Roland Garros was higher in the 90s/early 00s than it is now.
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    Big 3 Grand Slam Titles by Difficulty

    Federer's my favorite player, and I don't like how this metric characterizes Federer's grand slam victories, so this metric is meaningless!
  3. daggerman

    Djokovic beat the most in form players at all four Slams

    I dunno, sometimes making statements about the quality of a tennis metric requires discussing how that metric judges arguably the best tennis player ever?
  4. daggerman

    Djokovic beat the most in form players at all four Slams

    FWIW I think UTS' Title Difficulty metric is pretty good, but I also believe Federer was good enough in his early-to-mid 20s to dominate fields stronger than those which he encountered. It's also obviously the case that Roger's top rivals' Elo ratings were depressed somewhat by always losing to...
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    Djokovic beat the most in form players at all four Slams

    Fair enough. Per UTS' Title Difficulty metric, RG 2021 ranks as Novak's 13th-most difficult slam victory; AO 2021 ranks as his 18th-most difficult. Wimbledon 2021 does, indeed, rank as his 20th-most, i.e., least, difficult slam victory, which makes sense. But then, if you compare those 3 slams...
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    Was Djoker's "I love you" genuine?

    There's no reason to think it wasn't genuine.
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    Felix on Toni as coach

    I agree that he needs to incorporate those elements in his game even more, but I can't say I don't see them at all when he plays. He hit one of the best short angle inside-out forehands I've seen all tournament against Alcaraz. Hit several effective (and a couple ineffective) drop shots. He's...
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    Djokovic-Federer take I heard at the US Open

    This is the right idea, really, but I would shift the distinction a little bit. I'd say Federer is a (slightly) more skilled tennis player, but Djokovic is (slightly) better at playing tennis (and therefore (slightly) better at winning tennis matches).
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    If a player gets beaten by his own medicine, he's probably not Federer.

    I mean, Federer's a really talented player. Who doesn't know that?
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    Worst HC player who reached Top 10 in the ATP rankings.

    Felix could also block him by beating Alcaraz and Medvedev/Van de Zandschulp
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    Top 5 Young Americans

    As of today I'll go: 1. Nakashima 2. Korda 3. Opelka 4. Tiafoe 5. Brooksby
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    They realy protected Novak from Busta.

    Really interesting that one of the few serve-and-volleyers left on tour performed so well on such a slow, high-bouncing court! :laughing:
  13. daggerman

    So how does Ashe seem to you this year?

    Djokovic's grand slam losses - in matches that were either completed or the outcome was pretty certain - since Wimbledon 2018: Thiem Wawrinka Nadal Some pushers, those guys!!! :laughing:
  14. daggerman

    So how does Ashe seem to you this year?

    Current and former pros at the tournament site: Quicker than last year, which was also pretty quick TTW "Experts": Slow and high bouncing Never fails.
  15. daggerman

    Quick Tennis trivia question

    First 10 to come to mind: Nalbandian Berdych Tsonga Nishikori Thiem Wawrinka Roddick Hewitt Haas Soderling EDIT: can't believe I forgot Delpo. FAIL!
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    2009 could be great for Djokovic?

    Let the record show that 2009 wasn't great for Djokovic
  17. daggerman

    Manners on tthe Court

    To be fair, unless one of the Big 3 is on the other side of the net, any partition of players in a match you're playing is going to be one-sided.
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    I get a feeling Hurkacz in a potential Qf on Ashe against Djokovic could be a tricky Match.

    At the risk of coming off as flippant, why wouldn't it be a tricky match? Hurkacz is a fringe top-10 player with a great serve, solid firepower off the ground, and skills at net. I wouldn't expect Novak to beat him easily unless Novak is playing his very best tennis.
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    what tennis pro coupling would produce the next uber-talent prodigy?

    Why are you calling yourself "Left" now?
  20. daggerman

    what tennis pro coupling would produce the next uber-talent prodigy?

    I fail to find the humor in questioning the womanhood of women who don't fit certain standards of femininity. Can somebody explain to me what makes it funny? It only seems dumb and insulting to me.
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    If you had to send 1 Male Tennis Player to the 1990s to win the channel slam (W+FO in the same year) then who would he be?

    They get 10 cracks at it? Then I'll go Rafa. I'm pretty confident he'd head into at least 8 or 9 Wimbledons with a chance at the double, and I like his chances of winning at least one of those Wimbledons. Realistically, his chances there probably aren't that much lower than Novak's, who would...
  22. daggerman

    Can Ymer snag his first title?

    For my money, among players who aren't NextGen-age (so no Korda) and are at or around their career high ranking (so no Nishikori or Kyrgios), Ivashka is the most underranked player in men's tennis. I expect him to beat Ymer, but certainly Ymer has a chance. I didn't expect him to beat Tiafoe or...
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    Djokovic vs Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune

    IIRC, he and Novak trained together during the clay court season, so Novak will probably know his game a little better than he'd know most qualifiers. A very promising prospect, but I wouldn't expect him to win a set this time around.
  24. daggerman

    How far can Sinner go?

    Up to the entrance of the pearly gates, but not any further, unless he repents
  25. daggerman

    US Open to provide 'quiet rooms' for struggling tennis players

    You and I read the situation completely differently. So be it.
  26. daggerman

    US Open to provide 'quiet rooms' for struggling tennis players

    Yes, obviously you know her well enough to know what her intentions are.
  27. daggerman

    US Open to provide 'quiet rooms' for struggling tennis players

    This is yet another way in which Naomi Osaka has helped spur positive change in professional tennis. Well done by her, the tours, and the USTA.
  28. daggerman

    Brooksby is where CYGS ends.

    I'd expect Brooksby's serve to overpower Djokovic, yes.
  29. daggerman

    US Open draw is out!

    I mean, what do you want? Do Zvevev, Medvedev, and Tsitsipas have to all be in his quarter?
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