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    Fed at AO: Easiest Path to a Grand Slam Semi Ever?

    I don't read these forums often and post even less, but there seems to be a bit of cynicism of motives and sensitivity by some. I'll tread lightly in the future! ;)
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    Fed at AO: Easiest Path to a Grand Slam Semi Ever?

    ok, thanks. not trolling, honest question.
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    Fed at AO: Easiest Path to a Grand Slam Semi Ever?

    Hmm, just scanned the topic titles for the last few days and don't see anything clearly on that subject. I guess those discussions are embedded deep within a larger topic. I'm not going to read through every post and reply before posting a comment. I have no beef at all. I like Fed. Just...
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    Fed at AO: Easiest Path to a Grand Slam Semi Ever?

    I know it's not Federer's fault, but his draw in the AO has been profoundly easy. Here are the rankings of his opponents so far: 1st. Johnson, 75 2nd. Krajanovic, 41 3rd. Millman, 47 4th. Fucsovics, 67 Qtr: Sandgren, 100 Assuming Fed beats Sandgren, he would have made it to a GS semifinal...
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    Who is the best player to never reach the top 10?

    I've always thought Sam Querrey is a talented, well-rounded player. Good mover and athletic for a big guy, plus with a big serve. Has the game to beat top players when he gets hot. He's beaten Murray, Djokovic & Wawrinka twice each, and Nadal, Cilic and DelPo once each. Querrey certainly seems...
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    Greatest forehand of all time! Not greatest ground game or greatest baseliner.

    Nadal has best FH of all time. Truly superhuman in terms of power, spin, versatility, ability to hit on the run, etc. But I love to watch a zoning DelPo hit his gargantuan sledgehammer FH. When he cracks that, the point is over!
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    Current Australian Open Betting Odds

    No, he's scheduled to play the 78th ranked player ;)
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    Soderling's retirement

    To be great at tennis, you need certain skills based on some natural abilities but also refined with years of coaching, repetition and experience, not to mention the intangibles and mental toughness. While PEDs might give you a significant edge in other sports like baseball, cycling, American...
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    Medvedev, the best of NextGen

    I'm a Nadal fan and tonight was a stressful but ultimately enjoyable epic match. But I can tell you from what I saw this tournament and the last couple of months, Medvedev is the real deal and the best of the NextGen. He's better than Thiem, Zverev, Tsitsipas, FAA, Rublev, whoever. Medvedev...
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    Mathematical Model for Total Grand Slams if Federer, Nadal or Djokovic Didn't Play Tennis

    Yes, surprising losses such as Soderling over Nadal would occur. That's why I said the model would give the Big 3 a certain percentage chance of winning those fictional matches, such as 70% or whatever their odds are of winning against non-Big 3 top players. I think the Big 3 are highly...
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    Mathematical Model for Total Grand Slams if Federer, Nadal or Djokovic Didn't Play Tennis

    I have often wondered how many Grand Slams Federer/Nadal/Djokovic would finish with if the other two didn't play tennis. More often than not it seems like the roadblock to each winning a title is having to play one of the other two. I got to thinking that surely this could be estimated with a...
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    Squeegees and Rollers Recommendations

    Our club needs new squeegees and squeegee rollers. It seems like we've had several different squeegees over the years and the rollers seem to come unhinged and either roll wobbly (thus don't roll flush on the court and miss water) or come completely off. Then we have to rig something with wires...
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