2021 atp tour

  1. James P

    Poll: NextGen ATP Finals (who wins?)

    The NextGen ATP Finals field is set, Hugo Gaston punching the last ticket. Looks like the Italian federation waived their wild card this year and took the standard top 8 available. So, who wins this competition?
  2. James P

    2021 ATP 1000 Paris Masters R2: [8] Jannik Sinner (ITA) vs Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)

    Sinner-Alcaraz I The first of a potentially massive H2H series between two of the highest rated young prospects in the game. They have met once at the Challenger level in 2019, a three set affair taken by Chuck. They now find themselves meeting in the second round of the Paris Masters. Current...
  3. James P

    Zverev now the second longest active streak inside the top 10

    Roger Federer was on a 224 week active streak inside the top 10, but fell out recently. Dominic Thiem has a 260 week active streak that will be snapped on Monday. Name Nation Projected Rank on Monday Weeks in the top 10 Rafael Nadal Spain #5 841 Alexander Zverev Germany #4 201 Novak...
  4. James P

    2021 Vienna 500 QF: [4] Casper Ruud (NOR) vs [7] Jannik Sinner (ITA)

    THIS ONE'S FOR ALL THE MARBLES! Well, certainly is important for the Race to Turin. Massive implications. Whomst wins?
  5. James P

    Congratulations to Hubert Hurkacz

    Hubert Hurkacz is guaranteed to mark his entrance into the top 10 next week (at #10, likely will be #9 the week after). By reaching #10, he will tie Wojtek Fibak as the highest ranked men's tennis player from Poland of all time.
  6. James P

    Poll: Who wins Indian Wells for the men?

    Last eight in, who wins?
  7. James P

    Indian Wells wild cards announced

    Men: Andy Murray Jenson Brooksby Jack Sock Zachary Svajda Holger Rune Women: Kim Clijsters Emma Raducanu (previously announced) Caty McNally Katie Volynets Claire Liu Katrina Scott Ashlynn Krueger Elsa Jaquemot Source...
  8. James P

    Vienna Entry List is out

    The last chance to earn significant points between Indian Wells and Paris and the end of the season, Vienna 500's entry list is now out: Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking 1 Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 3 2 Alexander Zverev 4 4 3 Matteo Berrettini 7 7 4 Casper Ruud 10 10 5 Felix...
  9. James P

    2021 Sofia ATP 250 Discussion Thread

    The other ATP 250 this week. Top players include: Jannik Sinner (likely his first time as #1 seed), Gael Monfils, Alex de Minaur, Alexander Bublik, and Filip Krajinovic. Wild cards include: Gianluca Mager, Dimitar Kuzmanov, Adrian Andreev, and Alexander Lazarov.
  10. James P

    2021 San Diego ATP 250 Discussion Thread

    One of two ATP 250s this week. Top-20 players in play this week include: Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Hubert Hurkacz, and Diego Schwartzman. Wild cards are Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, and Brandon Nakashima.
  11. James P

    Felix will win his first title in 2.5 weeks

    You heard it here first. San Diego
  12. James P

    2021 Final Stretch

    This is how the points are divvied up the rest of the season. Players in bold are shutdown for the remainder of the season. Medvedev has by far the most points to defend with 3,840. Rublev needs only earn 6 points the remainder of the season to remain ahead of Nadal, Berrettini needs to earn 438...
  13. James P

    2021 Indian Wells Entry List (Men's)

    Djokovic is in. Almost everyone is in besides the folks that have announced their seasons are over. Missing are Nadal, Thiem, Federer, Goffin, and Bublik (so far). Seed* Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking 1 Novak Djokovic 1 1 2 Daniil Medvedev 2 2 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 3 4 Alexander...
  14. James P

    USO 2021 Ranking Permutations

    Time to analyze the permutations of results that will exist at the 2021 US Open. Rank Today Name ATP Points Today Dropping Live ATP Points on 8/30/21 2R 3R 4R QF SF F W 1 Djokovic 11,113 180 10,943 10,978 11,023 11,113 11,293 11,653 12,133 12,933 2 Medvedev 9,980 1200 8,790 8,825 8,870...
  15. James P

    NextGen Rankings

    Lots of discussion of the NextGen pecking order this week. What do your rankings look like? Tier I Medvedev Zverev Tsitsipas Tier II Berrettini Rublev Hurkacz Shapovalov Sinner Tier III Ruud Auger-Aliassime Norrie Humbert Khachanov Sonego Opelka Korda Tier IV Bublik Davidovich Fokina Fritz...
  16. James P

    Poll: Alright bros, first semifinal with all top 4 in a while, who do you got?

    Who wins The Real Slam, Cincinnati Masters 1000?
  17. James P

    2021 USO is going to be nutty

    The main storyline remains Djokovic's attempt at completing the Grand Slam, no doubt about it, but there will be a remarkable amount of fluctuation in the rankings for the first time in ages with two majors being defended simultaneously. Defending 2000: Nadal, Thiem Defending 1200: Medvedev...
  18. James P

    TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

    Nobody started a thread. Almost two hours since first ball was supposed to be struck. I'm assuming rain?
  19. James P

    OMG

    If you check out the live rankings right now there are plusses and minuses everywhere. It's glorious. We're back to regulation rankings!!! Wow, very cool!!!!!!!
  20. James P

    We had 4 teenagers in the top 100...

    ...at the beginning of the week. Brandon Nakashima jumped into the top 100 for the first time, joining Sinner, Musetti, and Alcaraz before turning 20 on the third (Sinner will be 20 on the 16th). Wonder when the last time is the ATP had four teenagers in the top 100?
  21. Enceladus

    Tsitsipas will become the new World No. 3

    Stefanos Tsitsipas will take 3rd place in the ATP rankings for the first time in his career on Monday, August 9, and will move Nadal to 4th place. In the live ATP ranking (https://live-tennis.eu/en/atp-live-ranking), Tsitsipas has 8115 points, Nadal 7815.
  22. James P

    US Open

    Could be wrong, but I believe this morning's official ATP and WTA rankings will be the cutoff for entry into main and qualifying draws. Meaning someone like a Kevin Anderson on a PR slid into a main draw slot without pushing the cutoff even lower. Effectively round about the top 100 have secured...
  23. James P

    Week of 7-19-21: ATP 250 Umag, ATP 250 Gstaad, ATP 250 Los Cabos

    Three ATP 250s on tap this week, two clay and one hardcourt. Umag (clay) features a seeded Carlos Alcaraz for the first time in his career. Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Dusan Lajovic are the top seeds. Gstaad (clay) features a bevy of really young players, led by Dominic Stricker. Denis Shapovalov...
  24. James P

    Positives for NextGen post-Wimbledon

    NextGen or the 1996+ crowd actually had a pretty positive Wimbledon in every aspect except in stopping Djokovic, something that was the most obvious result in the world to predict. But if you look beyond that to the experience gained and the movement up the rankings, it's pretty undeniable...
  25. James P

    Week of 7/12/21: ATP 500 Hamburg, ATP 250 Bastad, ATP 250 Newport

    Three tournaments in play this week, Hamburg clay, Bastad clay, and Newport grass. Hamburg: Bastad: Newport:
  26. James P

    Is Hubert Hurkacz a top 10 player?

    I feel like a lot of people have underrated him for a long time now, and maybe it was justified, but he appears to have arrived now. Is Hubert Hurkacz a top 10 player? By that, I mean is he a guy that gets into and maintains a top 10 ranking for a while (2-3 years). He's currently #11 in the...
  27. James P

    Poll: Roger Federer's Remaining 2021 Schedule?

    What will Rogi's schedule be the rest of this season, knowing what you know now after Wimbledon?
  28. James P

    Non-Covid Rankings, revisited

    Slow day on middle Sunday, I thought I'd see where the non-covid rankings were at currently (pre-Wimbledon). Enjoy: Name Nation Covid Ranking Covid Ranking Points Non-Covid Ranking Non-Covid Ranking Points Djokovic SRB 1 12113 1 6660 Medvedev RUS 2 10280 2 6375 Tsitsipas GRE 4 7980 3...
  29. James P

    Rankings headed into and out of Wimbledon

    Race for #1: Well documented at this point. Djokovic has a pretty major stranglehold on it. Medvedev has to get to the final without Djokovic making the final OR he needs to beat Djokovic in the final. Very tall order. Likelihood, near negligible. Race for #3: With Nadal taking a break, his...
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