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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    Her BLM protests last year certainly caught some attention, especially one point I remember where she was going to pull out of a match (semi or final) until the tournament finally agreed to push back the match by a day to recognize/honor the cause. Ultimately it's just one athlete, even if it...
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    Few people tune into the conferences, yes, but what they do say in the conferences inevitably finds itself in front page headlines of tennis news websites. Fans want to hear from the players, which we do from both their own prepared statements to the media from their agents, as well as in...
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    My sincerest utmost apologies. In doing extensive research prior to posting my thread, I only reviewed the first 137 posts of that particular thread. Had I been more meticulous, I would have seen that post #138 which linked to the video. I should ensure that I meticulously read every single word...
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    Hi there. I didn't get this thread idea from someone else's TTW thread. I've read the same news articles everyone is reading, saw Lynch's video, and put this together on my own.
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    As far as I see from the ITF rulebook, this would be allowed. There's no formal rule stating that they have to respond to the questions. "Unless injured and physically unable to appear, a player or team must attend the post-match media conference(s) organised immediately or within thirty (30)...
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    Can you imagine for a second if someone has been diagnosed with depression or mental illness, and they're told this by a mental health professional when they go to see them in a clinic? It's sounds very callous and cruelly disregards people[s mental health. I don't agree with Osaka skipping...
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    Should Naomi Osaka pull a Marshawn Lynch at press conferences?

    In recent news, the French Federation is threatening to expel Osaka from the French Open if she continues to skip press conferences. They've also done with a show of force by having all the other grand slam tournament chairs join their call for her to stop this. I'm intrigued to see what she...
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    Some facts about Nadal

    I think it says a lot when Federer has played so many more Slams than Rafa but has only missed 1 b/c of injury. That's not entirely luck of the draw either. That's a direct reflection of how smart they are with their physio, prepration, style of play, scheduling.
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    Some facts about Nadal

    Rafa has won 16 grand slams because of the intense physical style of tennis he exhibits. It's that exact same style that is the reason he frequently gets injured and has missed so many slams. To state that he should be considered better than Federer b/c he would have won those slams if he...
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    Most likely to win WTF this year?

    Djoker, Murray, and Stan are all out this year. Seems to me like this is the perfect window of opportunity that Rafa needs to secure his first WTF, especially given his phenomenal year and performance on hardcourts. Or will Roger continue his 4 match winning streak against Nadal and deny him...
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    Could 2015/2016 Djokovic beat 2017 Nadal at FO?

    Clearly if Djokovic had ran into Nadal this year it would have been a beatdown. 2015 Djokovic rolled through Nadal in straight sets at 2015 FO. 2016 Djokovic also easily won the FO without much resistance. Could either of these have handled Nadal at 2017 FO? Or would it have just been like 2014...
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    "it was decided in 1st set" -Losing a Tiebreaker in Grand Slam Quarterfinal/Semifinal/Final - Big 3

    Djokovic is more mentally fragile now than he used to be the past few years. It's easy for anyone to carry on with the momentum of winning the first set or two, but it takes a true champion mentality to regroup against a top player deep in a grand slam. Remember two years ago when he lost the...
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    If you could have chosen one match in history to watch in person..

    Which would it be? Maybe you won some sweepstakes to attend and get front row seats, or a friend randomly message you saying they had an extra ticket. Honestly, I would have loved to watch the AO '17 Final in person. The quality was phenomenal and though as a Fed fan I would have been super...
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    What tennis websites/blogs do you read daily?

    I usually do ESPN Tennis,, sometimes Brian Phillips' articles. I've been looking to find any other websites that have interesting perspectives/blogs and was curious as to what everyone else here uses?
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    Which player is most fun to watch when they're in the zone?

    For me, it's between Wawrinka and Federer, and I might give the slight edge to Wawrinka when he's in his God mode. Who do you think is most fun to watch when they're in the zone and hitting all their shots?
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    Your ideal 2016 Grand Slam season?

    Mine would be: AO: Lleyton Hewitt d. Djokovic in 4 sets (odds of happening are ~0%, but it's Hewitt's last GS and 20th AO) FO: Djokovic d. Nadal in an epic 5 setter (in a season where Nadal finally finds his groove) W: Federer d. Djokovic in a 4th set tiebreaker Olympics: Fed d. Nadal, and...
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    What players' current ranking surprises you the most?

    For me, it's either Fernando Verdasco (#42) or Marcos Baghdatis (#51) Verdasco was once top 10 and was playing great tennis. Tennis is indeed a mental sport, but given how he was playing in the top 10, I wouldn't have expected his ranking to dip and stay low consistently. Baghdatis also...
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    Why's Nadal playing all these grass tournaments?

    Actually, no, he himself said he wanted to qualify for the WTF this year. He also wants to win the WTF. It's no grand slam, but it's prestigious, and one of the few things missing from his impressive resume...
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    Why's Nadal playing all these grass tournaments?

    Don't forget he also wants to qualify for the WTF; by playing more tournaments, he increases his chances of doing that.
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    How does the quality of Stan/Djokovic matches compare with other rivalries?

    Djoker leads Stan 17-4 in the H2H, so it's technically not a close rivalry, but the quality of the hitting in their matches is phenomenal, particularly in Grand Slams. Wawrinka wows us with his deep, powerful shots, particularly those down-the-line backhand shots, and Djokovic shows a mix of...
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    What is one match you missed that you wished you would have watched LIVE?

    I think this would be for people who didn't watch it on TV though (i.e., this thread isn't considering matches you wished you would have watched 'live' in person, but rather 'live' on TV, where you could have watched it but just didn't). Some didn't, but I feel a lot of people on this forum had...
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    What is one match you missed that you wished you would have watched LIVE?

    A match that you either could have seen if you had arranged for it, or were busy at work: which sticks out? For me: 2014 Australian Open QF between Wawrinka and Djokovic. Time zone was the restraint (I could have watched it if I chose to wake up early, but didn't know it would be so good)...
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    Who do you want to win, and who do you think, will win the French?

    Who I most want to win: Djokovic If I were betting money and would get a large sum of money by choosing correctly: Nadal, even with the losses over the past month. What are everyone else's picks?
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    Is Djoker more likely to reach 14 GS, or Nadal to 17?

    Which do you think is more likely? Perhaps both could, or neither, but I think Nadal is more likely to reach 17, particularly if he wins one more non-Roland Garros Slam. Djokovic seems very likely to go double digits in GS titles, but anything can happen, and he has a much longer road to 14.
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    If you could attend any tennis match in history:

    Which one would you send yourself back to via a time machine? And let's say that your memory of that particular match will be wiped clean before you begin watching it. You would sit anywhere you want. I'd probably choose the Federer Nadal 2008 Wimbledon Final. Even as a RF fan, it would be...
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    Nole looks at ease v Nadal

    Nadal always brings his best at RG. If he loses at RG, then this forum will explode and people will be talking about a decline, but he has rebounded quite well in the past. If he wins RG (which is very likely), then none of these matches in Masters 1000 will matter in the long run.
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    Stop talking about Federer's age!!

    You make a good point about the style of play. That is equally important as the # of matches played. It's not to say that someone with "x" # of matches should start to decline--any player who has been smart with their body and conditioning can play for many years longer than most. But in my...
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    Stop talking about Federer's age!!

    A critical factor which many people might not think of: it's not the age which matters; rather, it's the # of matches played that wears on the body more. Check out this article if you're still skeptical: Tommy...
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    Would you rather...

    Would you rather watch your favorite player practice and be as close as you wanted (i.e., courtside, or right behind him in the stands), or watch him play a match but be really high up in the stands ("high" is subjective, but let's consider the upper decks of a stadium like IW or Arther Ashe)...