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    Are interviews required for all players?

    I just listened to Naomi Osaka's press conference after the AO Final. My goodness, there were some stupid questions to be had. Many trying to get her to say something that would be considered an attack on Serena for their puff piece, clickbait, "news" organization. Its sad if she is obligated...
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    2019 First Time Champions Predictions

    One thing I loved about the 2018 season was the amount of players who won their first tour level singles title. Always fun to see the spreading of wealth and players hoisting a title. Lets look at all of the names for 2018: ATP (13) Daniil Medvedev Mirza Basic Roberto Carballes Baena Frances...
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    Can't help but root for the Lone Wolf

    Came to the realization today that I have a habit of pulling for the lone wolf aka the tennis player who seems to be the only one from his country. I can't help but cheer on those poor souls who are the only ones ranked inside the top 300 from their country. Must be a lot of pressure on them...
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    Dear Tennis Gods, I dont ask for much...

    Please our Tennis Lord and Savior... Please let Alex Zverev crush, punish and humiliate Lurch. I dont want that clumsy, serve bot lummox to win an M1000 title. Show me that there is a Tennis God watching over us on Tennis Easter. Zverev to win 6-1,6-1.
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    Jonny Mac's AO Attire

    What is with McEnroe's "Out of Touch Dad" costume? Leather jacket? Wanna put a suit on Chief?
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    How long has the "Next Gen" been on your radar?

    I am curious to hear when you first heard about/started following/started believing in the following young guns: Alexander Zverev Dominic Thiem Nick Kyrgios Andrey Rublev Borna Coric Jack Sock Karen Khachanov Daniil Medvedev Lucas Pouille Kyle Edmund Thanasi Kokkinakis Frances Tiafoe Denis...
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    Spectators don't handle heat well

    the players have to play in these hot conditions All the spectators have to do is sit and watch. I find it very annoying when a spectator passes out or comes under distress in the heat. There are ways to prepare the body for such a hot day.
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    Injury Epidemic has an easy fix??

    ESPN is weighing in on the disappointment of Klizan and Dolgopolov retiring in their matches on center court. Daren Cahill brought up the point about injured players should get a first round check but then give up their spot in the draw to a non injured lucky loser. Fernandez brought up...
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    Does Brad Gilbert mispronounce names for comedic effect?

    I've heard him pronounce the following: Kokkinakis as Kah-kin-ay-kis Struff as Stahf Klizan as Kly-zan Raonic as Ray-ah-nic Ramos-Vinolas as Ray-moos Vinolas Rublev as Rah-blev I also question how he says Zverev and Sugita. Though I'm not 100% sure. What is wrong with Gilbert???
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    Players who never applaud their opponents

    Most players will racket applaud their opponents for hitting a great shot or showing tremendous effort in chasing down a ball. Just about every player on tour does this at least semi-regularly. Some do it all the time (S. Williams, Djokovic and Nadal). Others very rarely (Federer and Sharapova)...
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    Donna Vekic wins Nottingham Title

    2-6,7-6(3),7-5 over Konta. but she neglected to shake the chair umpire's hand. I can't stand it when players forget to do that. Vekic also acting like she just won Wimbledon is also obnoxious. Shake the hand of both your opponent and the umpire, and then you can cry like a toddler.
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    First career title is a grand slam title????

    Has it happened before where a a player has their first career tour level singles title be a GS title??? I'm curious to know if someone has gotten off to that kind of a start to their career. If so, what did the rest of their career shape out?
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    Which slam has the worst partisan crowd?

    AO backing Australian players. Roland Garros backing French players Wimbledon backing Brits US Open backing Americans. Which country is the most disrespectful to opponents facing locals??
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    French Open Draw Challenge??

    Does this site have one? I want to sign up. I am participating in 2 other draw challenges but I am always looking for more.
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    Spaniard Clay Court Title Checklist

    I've always believed you are not a real Spaniard until you win a singles main tour title on clay (if you play singles, else a doubles title on clay). Pablo Carreno Busta is the latest Spaniard to crack the list. First of many in my view. He now joins the following active players: Rafael Nadal...
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    Raise your hand if you've made a clay court final in 2017

    *Gilles Muller raises hand* *Milos Raonic raises hand* *Djokovic and Murray's hands remain down* Been an interesting clay season so far.
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    Open de Nice Cote D'Azur 2017

    Usually the Nice Open is the week right before Roland Garros. Looks like it has been replaced by the Lyon Open. What happened to Nice? I havent seen any news indicating the tournament has been cancelled or demoted to challengers. Which brings up another point If you are going to replace a...
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    Clay Season!!!!!

    Happy Clay Season everyone!!! Clay is my favorite surface and I just love when it comes around. Only the best can win on clay. Rome is my favorite Masters Tournament. French Open is one of my favorite slams (though last year was a mess. Hope it's way better this year.)
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    Round of 16 Ceiling Players

    I was just thinking about how Roberto Bautista-Agut has been remarkably consistent in Slams over the last 3 years. He always seems to get to the 4th round before bowing out to the likes of Djokovic, Federer or Murray. Bautista-Agut has made the 4th round at every major BUT he has never gone...
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    When is Vika coming back??

    Victoria Azrenka is the breath of fresh air the WTA needs. Also the only person who can consistently challenge Serena. I know the last we heard was that she wasn't rushing to comeback and that it would be "soon" Have we heard anything new? I dont see her coming back to defend her IW and Miami...
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    Want to congratulate Andy Murray...

    Congratulations to Andy Murray for winning the 2017 Australian Open. His first title down under to move ever closer towards the career GS. And he did it without facing any other member of the big 4. And he did this with a bum ankle. Truly what a number one is made of. Well folks, it was a...
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    So happy to cross Gilles Muller off my list

    List of guys over 30 without a singles title Muller can be crossed off That just leaves me with the following: Yen-Hsun Lu Dustin Brown Dudi Sela Teymuraz Gabashvili Alejandro Falla Julien Benneteau (he's never going to be crossed off. Lets be honest here.) I wonder who's next to be crossed...
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    Which GS Final performance was worse?

    See Poll. Between Sampras at the 2001 USO Final or Federer in the 2008 FO Final. Which of these legends put in a worse showing? Sampras was getting destroyed on his serve by Hewitt's passing shots. Federer was getting hit off the court by Nadal. Are these both equally bad? I find it funny...
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    Where do I find player's expected schedules???

    Ive seen a lot of posters talk about players' schedules in my short time here. Where do you find them? I want to know what the Federer and Del Potro schedules for 2017 look like. What about Dominic Thiem (hoping he doesnt play 8 straight weeks again)? How do you guys get a hold of player...
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    Phrases you love hearing from the chair umpire

    Random thought. I love hearing this from the chair umpire "Ready...play." But that one is obvious. Some more obscure ones I like are "Game. 2nd set. Federer." "Warning. Unsportsmanlike conduct. Kyrgios." "Advantage. Djokovic." "Warning. Racket Abuse. Murray." "Mr. Djokovic has no more...
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    Who will be first time ATP Champions in 2017?

    2016 First time champions Nick Kyrgios Alexander Zverev Diego Schwartzman Pablo Careno Busta Karen Khachanov Steve Johnson Albert Ramos-Vinolas Paolo Lorenzi Lucas Pouille That is up from 6 first time champions each in 2014 and 2015 Who do you predict will win their first ATP Tour Level...
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