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  1. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    I don't agree that these proxies are any more than approximate, and how approximate is "approximate"? Maybe you are in MENSA. ;)
  2. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    I'm sure you can define it. And that definition will be according to what you think is important and you think is not important. Then you can put the rest of us above or below the 50% line. ;)
  3. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    The difference between stupidity and immaturity is a rather difficult thing to define. ;)
  4. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    Back to this: The intelligent thing would be to find out why you hurt and try to do something about it. Smoking is never intelligent, if you mean cigarettes. Pot is another matter. ;) Let's not get hung up on a word. There is something missing in a person who is unwilling and unable to find...
  5. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    This is important to me: "It’s also possible that people who join Mensa differ from other people in ways other than just IQ." So I checked out Mensa, and I already know I would not go near people in this organization...
  6. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    Linking all suicides to stupidity is pretty simplistic. I would not make that point. Not thinking things through is pretty much the definition of teenage males. But if someone is still carrying on that way at age of 40 or 50, then yes, I'd say that's pretty stupid - by any definition. Check...
  7. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    I would agree with you about Fed. It seems to me he is a pretty flexible person. Look at how he manages touring with his family and kids. You don't navigate that without being flexible. Nadal? My impression of him is that he is quite intelligent, whatever that means, because he is thoughtful and...
  8. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    His father was a monster. Agassi deserves full credit for turning around his life. In terms of a lifetime, that meth period was pretty short. It's not like other people who are in and out of treatment centers again and again.
  9. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    I agree, but I'm asking another question - where is the line between a psychological problem or addiction and repetitive action that hurts someone? Isn't it a basic kind of intelligence to avoid personal harm? You could say, for instance, that a narcissist uses other people as objects to please...
  10. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    Yes. Once upon a time it was just common sense, and there is nothing less common. You see other people doing self-destructive things, and you don't do them because it's plain what happens. You see other people getting into constant unnecessary fights and battles over nothing, and you don't do...
  11. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    Because use of drugs has nothing to do with this discussion unless you think part of intelligence is being smart enough not to use them in the first place - which, by the way, I think is a valid point. Because certainly one part of being "smart" is knowing enough not to jump off a cliff just...
  12. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    I agree with almost everything you said, but I have a couple points... I believe that "brightness" or "intelligent" is a slippery slope to define. If you are like me, you value the mental abilities that lie in the area of your greatest interests and dismiss others that are useless to you. My...
  13. Gary Duane

    Which tennis great has the highest IQ?

    IQ is not intelligence. It is a score that tells you and me how good we are at passing a test devised by someone or a group of people that measures what is important to him/her/them.
  14. Gary Duane

    Nick Kyrgios Gently Shuts Down Salty Zverev

    Actually, I just pretty much saw the zebra. I generally don't pay a lot of attention what most of the people say in this forum because there is always so much nonsense, it's hard to find really intelligent comments in the mess. I'll only say that how Kyrgios or anyone else feels about such...
  15. Gary Duane

    Nick Kyrgios Gently Shuts Down Salty Zverev

    I'm not sure I follow. I see nothing humorous about the fires, if that's what you mean. I have a friend who was waiting to leave her house for days, thinking it would be burned down. I think I missed something. I was laughing at the Zebra picture.
  16. Gary Duane

    Nadal not so nice

    All the mention of Fed and champagne. To me it's pretty obvious that all the top guys are managed, and they all generally are measured in what they say. I'm not even saying that is wrong. At the top every word gets twisted and distorted. Even when they say nothing wrong, someone simply makes...
  17. Gary Duane

    Nick Kyrgios Gently Shuts Down Salty Zverev

    Nah, he trashes a lot of other things, just sort of leans on Rafa the most. I don't dislike Rafa, and I think you do, but I just enjoy the humor, for the same reason I enjoy your psycho Christmas icon. Just makes me smile. ;)
  18. Gary Duane

    Nick Kyrgios Gently Shuts Down Salty Zverev

    Yes, for the haters. You can't stop irrational hate. But a really big win would change things for a lot of people. Many of us think he is incredibly talented and could have done so much more with a better work ethic. For the record, I like this kid. He has huge rough edges, and some of his...
  19. Gary Duane

    Nick Kyrgios Gently Shuts Down Salty Zverev

    It' not the pics, though they are good. It's the gentle trash talk, which is always epic. Carry on! (y)(y)(y)
  20. Gary Duane

    Nadal not so nice

    I'm not dismissing Octo's point. I'm agreeing with her. Most people did not read the link.
  21. Gary Duane

    Nadal not so nice

    I never agree with you about anything, but this time I do. They all work this way. It's the way people with lots of money GET lots of money. This is not specific to Nadal, or Fed, or any other top player. It's the nature of the beast, the beast being bigtime profit.
  22. Gary Duane

    2020 ATP Cup - General Discussion

    Yup. I just checked TC and saw the very end of the doubles. I guess Nadal is protecting his body because you have to think that he is the guy who should have been playing doubles. I saw just a bit of the singles match, and I don't see anything that makes me think that Djokovic is not going to...
  23. Gary Duane

    2020 ATP Cup - General Discussion

    I just woke up, saw the scores. When is the doubles final? It says Sunday night. What time is that in Australian time?
  24. Gary Duane

    Wawrinka could lose 15 pounds and try a bigger frame

    Nude transsexual curling??????????:eek:
  25. Gary Duane

    Wawrinka could lose 15 pounds and try a bigger frame

    I think you have never seen Stan with his shirt off. Every time I've seen him his abs have been rock solid. He's not carrying extra weight.
  26. Gary Duane

    Would you say that Murray's quest to gain the number #1 ranking in 2016 was worth the physical toll that it took on his body?

    I'd say yes because there is way to know that the hip was not going to fail anyway even if it took a bit longer.
  27. Gary Duane

    Is Talk Tennis Forum dying?

    Hey Pablo, I teach a lot of people whose first language it Spanish, and I wish they could write English as well as you do. ;) Probably in another 10 years you can just write in Google Translate and then hit "translate". It's not there yet, but it's getting close. I was talking to a musician a...
  28. Gary Duane

    Where is Federer right now?

    Nadal on clay is a little bit better than everyone else anywhere else. ;)
  29. Gary Duane

    Tsitsipas racket smash, catches his dad on the arm...

    I like this idea, but it has to be the NEXT game or they're just going to time the abuse after the last point of a game. ;) Then there is the end of the match. Make them play the first game of the next match with a broken racket!
  30. Gary Duane

    Tsitsipas racket smash, catches his dad on the arm...

    Exocet? Had to Google it. Nothing like TW to make you increase your vocabulary. ;)
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