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  1. James P

    Medvedev and Rublev...

    ...won the ATP Cup/Laver Cup team title double. What should we call this impressive feat?
  2. James P

    2021 Sofia ATP 250 Discussion Thread

    The other ATP 250 this week. Top players include: Jannik Sinner (likely his first time as #1 seed), Gael Monfils, Alex de Minaur, Alexander Bublik, and Filip Krajinovic. Wild cards include: Gianluca Mager, Dimitar Kuzmanov, Adrian Andreev, and Alexander Lazarov.
  3. James P

    2021 San Diego ATP 250 Discussion Thread

    One of two ATP 250s this week. Top-20 players in play this week include: Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Hubert Hurkacz, and Diego Schwartzman. Wild cards are Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, and Brandon Nakashima.
  4. James P

    Twenty Win Seasons at the Majors, Open Era (1968-2021)

    2021 seasons in BOLD Name Season Wins Losses Win Percentage Titles Federer, Roger 2006 27 1 96.43% 3 Djokovic, Novak 2015 27 1 96.43% 3 Djokovic, Novak 2021 27 1 96.43% 3 Laver, Rod 1969 26 0 100.00% 4 Federer, Roger 2007 26 1 96.30% 3 Federer, Roger 2009 26 2 92.86% 2 Wilander...
  5. James P

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Bonzi

    Bonzi has been a superstar on the Challenger Tour this season, winning 5 titles, one less than the all-time record, and has now amassed 675 ATP points from the Challenger Tour alone. He currently sits at #50 in the ATP race with 779 ATP points. That means he's at #50 in the ATP race with 86.6%...
  6. James P

    I miss skypad

    I'm sad he's not here to post word salad and celebrate the US Open result.
  7. James P

    Felix will win his first title in 2.5 weeks

    You heard it here first. San Diego
  8. James P

    2021 Final Stretch

    This is how the points are divvied up the rest of the season. Players in bold are shutdown for the remainder of the season. Medvedev has by far the most points to defend with 3,840. Rublev needs only earn 6 points the remainder of the season to remain ahead of Nadal, Berrettini needs to earn 438...
  9. James P

    Pablo Carreno Busta 2021 US Open Moral Champion

    PCB, beloved by many in the TTW universe was a big winner this fortnight, although not in the way
  10. James P

    Poll: Who had it worse?

    All three of the Big 3 have had their crack at #21. Federer first in 2019 at Wimbledon. Infamous 40-15. Nadal had the next crack in 2021 at RG. Four set beatdown at a place he owns. Novak got his chance in 2021 at the USO. Straight setted in a match that would have also given him a Grand Slam.
  11. James P

    Temperature Check Poll: Best Player Post-Murrovic?

    Who do you think are the best players born after Novak and Andy? Multiple choice, up to three picks... You can interpret this in any way you want, best career to date or most likely to have best career, or whichever way you choose to interpret it. Goffin, PCB, RBA, and Berrettini would have...
  12. James P

    2021 Indian Wells Entry List (Men's)

    Djokovic is in. Almost everyone is in besides the folks that have announced their seasons are over. Missing are Nadal, Thiem, Federer, Goffin, and Bublik (so far). Seed* Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking 1 Novak Djokovic 1 1 2 Daniil Medvedev 2 2 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 3 4 Alexander...
  13. James P

    Post USO, the narratives

    It's really interesting how a fortnight can completely change the tour and your perception of players on the tour. For good or bad, by the way, no judgements made here. . Carlos Alcaraz was a known prodigious prospect, but most probably said to themselves, oh he's two years away, if he even...
  14. James P

    2021 USO QF: [Q] Botic Van de Zandschulp (NED) vs. [2] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)

    High flying Botic Van de...van de...the Dutchman versus Daniil "Mad Lad" Medvedev for the opportunity to reach the SFs of the US Open. Not sure if this one will disappoint or provide some entertainment. Who do you got in this one??
  15. James P

    2021 USO 4R: Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs [12] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)

    The battle of North America, should be a fun match to watch tomorrow evening. Who do you got?
  16. James P

    2021 USO 4R: [24] Dan Evans (GBR) vs [2] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)

    This might be the first real challenge for Medvedev, although I like his chances in prevailing. What do you guys think?
  17. James P

    Sure feels like the calm before the storm...

    ...what's interesting to you this USO?
  18. James P

    Tennis Abstract's Predictions 2021 USO Men's

    Tennis Abstract's Elo-based prediction model for the 2021 US Open Men's singles competition. Kind of surprised at how high Medvedev is compared to Djokovic. They have relatively even odds. Also surprised a bit that Rublev rates higher than Tsitsipas and that Sinner is rated #7 overall. Seed...
  19. James P

    Poll: Who makes the upcoming USO SFs?

    Whom, in your estimation, of the following 4 players make the SFs in this year's USO? Djokovic, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, and Zverev?
  20. James P

    USO 2021 Ranking Permutations

    Time to analyze the permutations of results that will exist at the 2021 US Open. Rank Today Name ATP Points Today Dropping Live ATP Points on 8/30/21 2R 3R 4R QF SF F W 1 Djokovic 11,113 180 10,943 10,978 11,023 11,113 11,293 11,653 12,133 12,933 2 Medvedev 9,980 1200 8,790 8,825 8,870...
  21. James P

    NextGen Rankings

    Lots of discussion of the NextGen pecking order this week. What do your rankings look like? Tier I Medvedev Zverev Tsitsipas Tier II Berrettini Rublev Hurkacz Shapovalov Sinner Tier III Ruud Auger-Aliassime Norrie Humbert Khachanov Sonego Opelka Korda Tier IV Bublik Davidovich Fokina Fritz...
  22. James P

    Poll: Alright bros, first semifinal with all top 4 in a while, who do you got?

    Who wins The Real Slam, Cincinnati Masters 1000?
  23. James P

    2021 USO is going to be nutty

    The main storyline remains Djokovic's attempt at completing the Grand Slam, no doubt about it, but there will be a remarkable amount of fluctuation in the rankings for the first time in ages with two majors being defended simultaneously. Defending 2000: Nadal, Thiem Defending 1200: Medvedev...
  24. James P

    TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

    Nobody started a thread. Almost two hours since first ball was supposed to be struck. I'm assuming rain?
  25. James P

    OMG

    If you check out the live rankings right now there are plusses and minuses everywhere. It's glorious. We're back to regulation rankings!!! Wow, very cool!!!!!!!
  26. James P

    Top 10 on each surface right now?

    Just like the thread title says, who are on your list for the top 10 on each surface right now? Hard: 1. Djokovic 2. Medvedev 3. Zverev 4. Rublev 5. Nadal 6. Berrettini 7. Tsitsipas 8. Karatsev 9. Hurkacz 10. Sinner Honorable Mention: healthy Thiem, potentially a healthy Federer or Delpo...
  27. James P

    Guess that player...

    Without looking it up, if I was to tell you that the top 5 NextGen players in win percentage vs the top 10 is: 1. Medvedev 2. Guess this player 3. Tsitsipas 4. Zverev 5. Opelka minimum 10 matches, who do you think this player is?
  28. James P

    I'm sure this has been asked before [Poll]...

    Where does an Olympic Gold rate versus other ATP tournaments? No answer is wrong, really, this is just what you personally rate it as.
  29. James P

    We had 4 teenagers in the top 100...

    ...at the beginning of the week. Brandon Nakashima jumped into the top 100 for the first time, joining Sinner, Musetti, and Alcaraz before turning 20 on the third (Sinner will be 20 on the 16th). Wonder when the last time is the ATP had four teenagers in the top 100?
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