1. HetTheGreaterer

    Time to move masters finals back to BO5.....

    Yes you heard it here. And this is not because of fed's loss against del, but due to the reduction in quality of masters' final matches and more upsets. Just see the reduced quality in masters finals and uncertaninities there.... Sascha and Dimi winning 3 M1000 combined was the proof of it Also...
  2. S

    2018 Miami Open

    The tournament will begin on March 19th, and end on April 1st. Draw: ****IF A MOD SEES THIS, PLEASE DELETE THIEM FROM THE POLL AND REPLACE HIM WITH DIMITROV ~~ THANKS!**** Who will win this one? Will Fed redeem himself for his IW loss or will someone new surprise us this time around...
  3. 5point5

    Perfect Forehands

    Check out these perfect forehands - no tips or instructions needed.
  4. Simon_the_furry

    B-ball: ATP pros vs the top HS basketball players in the USA. Who do you pick to represent the ATP?

    Assuming the top Division 2 prospect high school basketball players in the USA were to face a team of current ATP tennis pros, who would you pick to represent the ATP, and what position would they play? Also, would the ATP pros stand a chance? Discuss. My picks would look like this. Reilly...
  5. N

    Who among the Top 4 will leave a bigger legacy on the way the sport is played?

    Ivan Lendl never features in the GOAT discussions, but one cool thing about him is that he impacted the way the sport is played. You could say there was tennis pre-Lendl and then there is tennis post-Lendl. He really brought killer fitness and a power baseline game to the forefront. Chris...
  6. N

    To spice up today's ATP Top 20, if you could bring back 2 players each from the last two decades...

    ... who would it be? Obviously they have to be retired players, and futhermore they have to be NON slam winners. Justify your choices with why they would do well today and how their games would square off against the current crop
  7. T

    Is there any chance that player can get their points deducted?

    Maybe I didn't quite catch that, but did Wozniacki get an amount of points deducted (~580 points)? I heard that if she doesn't win a match she may get some points deducted... I know they would have checked something about her matches last year and according to this "rule", she could have lost...
  8. N

    Let’s talk about ATP pro player coaches in 2018

    Too often here we discuss players here but not so much their coaches. Ljubicic, Moya and Agassi need no introduction, but there are others who aren’t as famous but doing great things with their player. Let’s talk about them - * Who are some of the notable coaches on tour right now? * What is...
  9. T

    ATP Sofia Open 2018 - Donskoy vs Lacko -- ATP Dubai 2017 - Federer vs Donskoy

    In this match I believe Lacko was stronger, considerably. After winning the first set (6-4) and after the first game of the second set (where Donskoy won a service game), I saw Lasko very laxed. I had a feeling he already knew he would win the match -- actually it looked like he let Donskoy win...
  10. T

    2019 ITF Transition Tour

    The new transition tour tournaments, which will offer $15,000 in prize money, will replace the existing $15,000 men’s and women’s tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit in 2019, and will award ITF Entry Points instead of ATP and WTA ranking points. In women’s tennis in 2019, $25,000 ITF Pro Circuit...
  11. Otacon

    ATP Announces 2019 ATP World Tour Calendar

    The ATP has released the 2019 ATP World Tour calendar, a tournament schedule that will feature 63 tournaments in 31 countries across six continents, in addition to the four Grand Slams. The 2019 calendar offers a continuation of the existing tournament structure and schedule that, since 2009...
  12. lunaticmochi

    Grand Slams should alternate days between men's and women's

    i.e. All of men's matches play Monday, the women play Tuesday, and so on and so forth. This will put to rest all the complaints of unequal rest time in between rounds. It will also make it convenient to watch the matches. If I only care about the men's, then I will be able to schedule my day...
  13. Backspin1183

    Rafael Nadal Says Lower-ranked Players Need More Money

    Melbourne: World number one Rafa Nadal voiced his support for players to demand a greater share of tennis revenues, saying that more lower-ranked professionals should be able to make a living from the sport. Nadal's comments follow media reports this week that Novak Djokovic, the president of...
  14. Backspin1183

    2017 would be remembered for...

    Nadal's historic La Decima at Roland Garros. Roger F winning record 8th Wimbledon. Oldest year end number 1 of the Open Era. Longevity. The "No Excuses" Grand Slam final won by F. "Claydal" winning his third US Open clay court title. Dimitrov peaks on a tennis court to win the...
  15. Backspin1183

    Who else thinks the ATP Facebook page is over posting about Federer and Nadal?

    I am a fan of Nadal and Roger's my (distant) second favourite player. It's nice to read about them. But, surely tennis isn't just about them. I am getting a bit fed up of constant Fedal posts on the ATP Facebook page like other players aren't worth talking about. 'Look what Roger Federer did...
  16. N

    Which Top ATP rivalries have the most and least edge?

    By edge I mean a certain dislike that is manifested in the way they play each other... (example Serena-Sharapova or Connors-Anybody) On the other end of the scale which rivalries do you think have too much respect or a lack of competitive edge.?
  17. Backspin1183

    Carreno Busta news

    Fans of Carreno Busta can share their favourite player news on this thread. Should Rafa pull out of WTF, Busta will make his Tour Finals debut at the O2. Fingers crossed.
  18. N

    Player Appearance Fees

    Does anyone have any information on what pro players get paid in terms of appearing at 250's, 500's and exhibitions? Of course Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray get paid in the millions for their appearances but what about everyone else? For example, players in the top 30.
  19. every7

    The Rare Phenomenon of Players Calling Trainers for Mental Injury?

    The Rare Phenomenon of Players Calling Trainers for Mental Injury. Has anyone ever seen this before? I have seen a lot of tennis over the past 20 years and I have never seen this before today's final. To be clear, I want to make the distinction. I'm not talking about: - Players calling...
  20. johnnyb

    Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo Wimbledon 2017 Doubles Champions

    Congratulations Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo - Wimbledon 2017 Doubles Champions! Polish Kubot and Brazilian Marcelo Melo defeated Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in a four hours and 40 minutes batlle (5-7, 7-5, 7-6(2), 6-3, 13-11). According to ATP site, the 13-11 finish was the second-longest...
  21. S

    Predicting the ATP Top 10 in 2022?

    Five years from now, here's where I see the ATP shaping up. I am not a fan of any single player, more just a fan of tennis per se, but I am slightly biased towards American players, as you might be able to tell. I digress. Here is how I see the ATP Top 10 in 2022: ALEXANDER ZVEREV JR. — GER...
  22. Adv. Edberg

    Big rule changes to come to the ATP shortly

    I guess we all knew this was coming, especially as the retirements of the big 4 are around the corner. The ITF has decided to dumb down tennis, starting with the Next Gen Finals this year, but will move to the regular tour shortly. "The tournament will trial a number of rule changes and...
  23. mossi

    ND - Next 4 Masters - 2610ply - better or worse this year?

    2017.04.03 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami W 1,000 2017.04.17 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo R32 10 2017.05.08 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid W 1,000 2017.05.15 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome F 600 2610p to defend. Your prediction is better or worse this year?
  24. CopolyX

    FS: Tecnifibre TFlash 315 Dynacore ATP (9.0+) (Grip 4)

    FS Racquet:Tecnifibre TFlash 315 Dynacore ATP Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Tecnifibre Grip Size: 4 1/2 L4 Quantity: 1 Head Size:100 Condition (x out of 10): 9.0+/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Used for approx 2 hrs total. *General Description...
  25. D

    Where do I find player's expected schedules???

    Ive seen a lot of posters talk about players' schedules in my short time here. Where do you find them? I want to know what the Federer and Del Potro schedules for 2017 look like. What about Dominic Thiem (hoping he doesnt play 8 straight weeks again)? How do you guys get a hold of player...
  26. D

    Who will be first time ATP Champions in 2017?

    2016 First time champions Nick Kyrgios Alexander Zverev Diego Schwartzman Pablo Careno Busta Karen Khachanov Steve Johnson Albert Ramos-Vinolas Paolo Lorenzi Lucas Pouille That is up from 6 first time champions each in 2014 and 2015 Who do you predict will win their first ATP Tour Level...
  27. TripleATeam

    Will Djokovic ever win Cincinnati?

    It's the only Masters he's missing, and it's worth more than all the slams combined. Will he ever do it, or will Fed God, Murray, and Rafa stand in his way forever?
  28. Andy Murray Is Goat


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