Gems and blunders from the TTW tennis discussions

stringertom

Bionic Poster
One of the VB legends just stated “Querrey is the leader at Wimby with 100 aces but that is with two five-set matches.”

Querrey has lost two sets, one to Thiem and one to Sandgren.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
The moment of truth for GOATness: the OP by Spencer Gore, in all its beauty and from the height of all his over 120 years of tennis experience:

"This is the re-match we've waited over a decade for. Nadal vs Federer at the home of tennis.

Federer's age isn't irrelevant but older players have made the final and he starts as firm favourite. As his fans never tire of posting on here, Nadal has been relatively poor on grass for years. It would be utter hypocrisy for them now to claim that the same player is suddenly favourite on grass against the 8 times champion.

But Nadal will surely be very dangerous. If they allow the roof to stay open (far from certain) then he will surely push Roger all the way.

This is one I think Nadal can maybe afford to lose as he still has time to win a few more slams. But without doubt a 1-3 record at Wimbledon against the Swiss will be damaging to his legacy. On the other hand, Roger's ultimate claim to GOATness would become very suspect if he had failed to win a single sequence of matches against Nadal at any of the slams.

The majority of the pressure is on Roger. It will be fascinating to see how he copes with it. Will it make him, or break him"

Sitch a fine rabbit stew!

:giggle:
 
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Guest
The title is pretty self-explanatory: all the weird, outrageously untrue etc claims related to the game. Please, only direct quotes. That is not a failed predictions thread, or one where someone's words are "interpreted", out of context or an obvious joke.

I will start with two recent ones:

Clayqueen: Agassi never won a Major on clay
RF-18: Kyrgios is Isner but with LESSER ground game

:cool:
Another RF-18 gem; "Federer's peak came at 34".
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Blunder of a different kind:
A poster with the view "I'm always right, God is on my side", lets just call her #Jesuswantsmeforasunbeam# was banging on about Evert's morals (whilst defending Serena Williams and also bashing Sharapova). Her avatar was the God Loving June Carter-Cash whom #Jesuswantsmeforasunbeam# absolutely lauded. It gave me great pleasure to list said addictions of Mrs Carter-Cash.
Mean, but satisfying. :)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Blunder of a different kind:
A poster with the view "I'm always right, God is on my side", lets just call her #Jesuswantsmeforasunbeam# was banging on about Evert's morals (whilst defending Serena Williams and also bashing Sharapova). Her avatar was the God Loving June Carter-Cash whom #Jesuswantsmeforasunbeam# absolutely lauded. It gave me great pleasure to list said addictions of Mrs Carter-Cash.
Mean, but satisfying. :)
Did the crick rise around you for expressing your sinful opinion ???
 
Everyone be on the lookout if you go into a forest. I heard some important info from a poster today... Rafa will eat you if you are in a forest.

 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Rabe87 said:
As with all Wimbledons however, the court is playing at its fastest at the end of the tournament. Although the speed was slower than prior years, it did speed up, which IMO helped Serena immensely in her SF and helped both Novak and Roggie in theirs.

:cool:
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Another hot take from Professor ABCD:

"Just to offer my 2 cents here. I disagree on this occasion with my friend Hitman. I believe that the tour has never been stronger. I believe that Djokovic, Nadal and Federer play their best or close to best tennis ever plus there are many old and young players of extraordinary high quality. I believe that the level of play of Federer in W2019 SF and F was on par with highest level of play he ever achieved such were in W2015SF and AO2017F."
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
To the question when was Federer's peak:

Pantera said:
According to Federer 2004-2019. Sampras recently said he is playing better than ever, I haven't seen Ljubicic or Federer (or Mirka) say Federer is post prime.

No offence but i'll take the pros opinions over internet posters.

:cool:
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Honestly, you can just put down every Pantera quote. I have no idea whether they're actually serious or just trolling at this point, tbh.
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
An unverifiable hypothetical that's with poorly defined conditions?

Yeah this isn't near the craziest things I've seen.
It's basically asking Nadal to break the Sampras serve 18 times. The poll alone is bad enough but the number of posts that are defending Nadal's chances to win just makes me laugh.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
It's basically asking Nadal to break the Sampras serve 18 times. The poll alone is bad enough but the number of posts that are defending Nadal's chances to win just makes me laugh.
It's basically asking if the scoreline of a regular match would be 62 62 62 or worse. If you go with the conditions that Sampras has tech from his own era and Nadal from his, I think it's quite likely that Sampras doesn't win over 50% of serve points on Chatrier.
 
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