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    Titles per age

    (At age 31 yrs 5 months) Federer - 77 Nadal - 75 Djokovic - 72 Remarkably close
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    WTA - Bad Gastein / Istanbul

    Some more lower tier events this week. Venus is no 1 seed in Istanbul with Svitolina no 2. Some decent players in that draw actually. Bad Gastein slightly less impressive; Errani and Stosur the top two seeds. Interesting that Istanbul is on hard, whereas the men's equivalent was on clay. Bad...
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    Who is more likely to take the slam record (Nadal or Williams)

    Nadal is within 3 in his pursuit, Serena within 4. Nadal has time on his side, but tricky competition (Djoko, Murray, Cilic). Williams has very little time on her side, but crap competition. I'm thinking Nadal the more likely at this stage, but I also think Serena is more likely to win the...
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    Pan Pacific Open

    Anyone going to be following this week? Kerber and Wozza for the final, maybe (judging by the draw)? A good quality field. It will be interesting to see how Bencic fares, and also a strangely unseeded Victoria Azarenka. Bottom half of the draw looks weaker IMO.
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    Why Rafa takes it in 3 or 4 sets 2moro

    This is not a jinx. I have a scientific theory here... When Nadal played Fed at RG in 05,06, and 07, Fed was believed to have at least a 'good' chance of winning each time. In fairness, all three matches were actually very competitive; all three went to one set all but, for whatever reason, Fed...
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    Question about the ATP and WTA

    When it comes to a player's total of career match wins, do matches only count in the main events (i.e. 1st round proper and onward), or do qualifying rounds also count? Always wondered this.
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