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    The Italian Open is in Doubt

    I don't want to be an a hole but tennis tournaments are the last thing any of us should be thinking about right now
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    Maria Sharapova retires from professional tennis

    What you say is totally logical. But man people do dumb things knowing they have a good chance of getting caught all the time.
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    Which tournament is the least attractive in ATP TOUR 500?

    Any of the 500s that lead into nothing generally are worthless. Some are kept up by a star player who likes to play them. I find the 500s like Acapulco and Dubai and Halle and Queens and Barcelona and Washington interesting because the are leading into big tournaments and players like to play...
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    Maria Sharapova retires from professional tennis

    I mean I am not really direct on Russian money. But maybe there was just a lot more of it for her than American. I know for Osaka she signed deals she never would have got in America. I think for Sharapova she just took the best of both worlds, she sold herself as an American in many ways but...
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    Maria Sharapova retires from professional tennis

    I never got the Russian thing either. I don't even think she has a apt there. Maybe she does. I mean we could say the same thing about Osaka I guess. That was a money making move all the way though. Not really clear what it was for Sharapova.
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    Sloane Stephens - Betrothal with soccer player Jozy Altidore

    He still plays for Toronto FC when he is not injured.
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    Maria Sharapova retires from professional tennis

    Good then some Wildcards will be given to people who deserve it.
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    Bergamo Challenger Final cancelled due to coronavirus spread in Italy - is this the start of what’s to come?

    Why do you guys keep acting like this is the flu. Look man we know people die of other stuff. That is meaningless in regards to this epidemic. It really is. The world doesn't react like this to flu outbreaks. So if everyone wants to keep on telling us how smart they are about the flu, and car...
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    2020 Dubai Tennis Championships - ATP 500

    There isn't even going to be a Shanghai this year
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    WTA week of Febuary 24. 2020 Premier 5 Qatar Open & International Mexican Open

    Brady racking up wins everywhere. She keeps this up she will be seeded for French.
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    2020 Dubai Championships - WTA Premier. Kim Clijsters returns!

    I have always been curious about the Russian tennis system. They seem very capable of producing many many good players but very few great ones. I wonder why that is.
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    2020 Dubai Championships - WTA Premier. Kim Clijsters returns!

    Sheesh Rybakina is just winning matches like crazy. She might win a slam this year.
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    Why does Rio always get ATP500 status on clay despite being weaker than the 250's on hard in the same week?

    Acapulco has gotten way better fields since they went hard. It was a great decision for them. Perfect tune up for IW.
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    Why does Rio always get ATP500 status on clay despite being weaker than the 250's on hard in the same week?

    You are not going to attract a great field in South America when the tour is basically on hardcourt tuneup for IW and Miami. Thats why Acapulco changed to hard a few years back to attract a better field. And its worked.
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    I'm sick and tired of these depressing black/gray courts

    I think its just the camera angle but indoor tennis in general is just a different vibe
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Aww come on man you are not even watching the #1 player in the world then. Are you actually watching womens tennis? I mean to make this statement is just complete ignorance. Who is #1 in the WTA right now? Are you saying she plays with no variety? Seriously?
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    I think Evert gets devalued because even though she won the same amount of slams as Martina, people remember her losing to Martina a lot. But don't take into account how Evert was just awesome for years before Martina really got good. Evert gets the short thrift with everything like this. She...
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    Will there be an Asian tennis swing next year?

    They just had a massive spike in reported cases and deaths today. Over 14,000 new cases and 242 dead in a day
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Thats just all hypothetical I can't get into who would beat who and when. You might be right but you can't say Serena doesn't make adjustments of her own. Thats all to hypothetical to me. Its like saying Well Ted Willams wouldn't be able to hit Sand Kofax. Its not relevant.
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    I don't think one person on this board has argued that Graf wasn't more dominant for a shorter period of time. That doesn't make her a greater tennis player.
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    If a guy plays 10 years in the major leagues and has a lifetime average of .325 , he isn't a greater baseball player than someone who plays 18 years in the majors and has a lifetime average of .320. Thats not how any of this works.
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Yea I don't see anyone arguing Borg is greater than Sampras cause he had a better winning percentage and retired at an earlier age than Pete. These people reach for anything.
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Yea I am not sure what the average retirement age is for the WTA but retiring at 30 isn't retiring early. There are not many 30+ players actually playing on the WTA tour. And even less playing decent tennis.
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    Will there be an Asian tennis swing next year?

    Hey thanks but how about quit comparing it to the flu. The don't quarantine cruise ships, work in bio suits, cancel over 50,000 flights and close borders cause of the Flu. SO ya its not the flu. Why don't you fly into Wuhan and be like hey its the flu no worries. The asian swing is probably...
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    Will there be an Asian tennis swing next year?

    Good question. I mean these viruses usually go dormant in the summer. But man I don't think the atp or the wta is going to want to go into that area even this fall. So my answer is no.
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Oh come on Seles had Graf to deal with thats it. Jesus Christ. Martina was basically done winning slams. WTF are you even talking about. You can't possibly compare when Seles was wining her slams to the competition that Serena was dealing with. You are not serious. Ok I'm done here. You truly...
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    No from 1999 when she won her first slam. To 2008 she was facing many great players in their prime. Davenport, Henin, Clisters, Sharapova, No from 1999 to 2008 she was facing many very good players in their prime, Davenport, Henin, Clisters, Venus, Sharapova, Capriati, Mauresmo who won two...
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Are you at least able to admit that prior to 2008 Serena had the hardest deepest competition bar none of any women player ever? Thats ten years of brutal competition. None of the other players had that. Thats not like 3 years or 4. Its basically 10 years of her career when she had to deal with...
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    Revisiting the debate: Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf

    Austin was 9-7 vs Chris evert and 10-17 vs Navaratilova. Beating both in slam championships. and Martina in a year end championship. This was all pretty much in a two year span. Youngest winner ever of the US open I think still to this day. She doesn't have injuries she takes slams off of both...
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