Things you read on TT that you don't see anywhere else

I have to ask logical peeps without an ulterior hateful agenda to take part in a survey:

Give a one-to-three word description of your mood concerning a young pro who has in the last 31 months gone in ranking from 500 plus to 14, reached a slam QF and two R16s, won three ATP titles and has a decent chance to play in Torino this November. Would you be:

a) disappointed
b) hopeful
c) confident
d) suicidal and repentant (for Sinning)
Once he has won a few majors he will start getting referred to as "Our Jannik" by some of the folks on TT :laughing:
 
A TTW expert on whether they know more about tennis than Andy Roddick and James Blake:

"Yes I am ahead of Roddick and Blake as long as I have Stats on my side, Stats are beyond the players as well, as once said by Boris Becker that during coaching in previous eras one could not argue with a superior player but now we have these analytics and so we can show stats."
 

Novichok

Professional
Calling people deluded and clueless was commonplace, but an admirer of Steffi Graf took things to a whole new level in a thread which has been deleted since: "Anybody who thinks Federer is the GOAT is criminally insane."
 
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yossarian

Professional
Raonic has the audacity to say he doesn’t feel like the ATP responded appropriately to the Zverev abuse allegations and is immediately labeled a soy boy numale (WTF is that?), and apparently the whole thing is a left wing conspiracy to gradually install fascism into our everyday lives

Never change, tennis warehouse. And never do anything about your site catering to these people
 

Pmasterfunk

Hall of Fame
Raonic has the audacity to say he doesn’t feel like the ATP responded appropriately to the Zverev abuse allegations and is immediately labeled a soy boy numale (WTF is that?), and apparently the whole thing is a left wing conspiracy to gradually install fascism into our everyday lives

Never change, tennis warehouse. And never do anything about your site catering to these people
Those damn antifascists trying to install fascism in our society by opposing ethnonationalists
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Our resident expert has seen fit to derail a thread about Gauff throwing her racquet and almost striking a fan after losing the doubles final. In place of commenting on that incident they decided to rant about a supposed plot by USTA/USO to whitewash poor behavior by the world’s #2 in her 3R match loss vs Leila (sic) Fernandez. They even ask who and why the media is hiding this incident via heavily edited match highlights released a week after the match.

It’s perplexing to me: if world #2 Aryna Sabalenka did lose to Leylah in 3R, how did she also lose to her in the SFs? Why is our expert again fudging the facts?
 

yossarian

Professional
Our resident expert has seen fit to derail a thread about Gauff throwing her racquet and almost striking a fan after losing the doubles final. In place of commenting on that incident they decided to rant about a supposed plot by USTA/USO to whitewash poor behavior by the world’s #2 in her 3R match loss vs Leila (sic) Fernandez. They even ask who and why the media is hiding this incident via heavily edited match highlights released a week after the match.

It’s perplexing to me: if world #2 Aryna Sabalenka did lose to Leylah in 3R, how did she also lose to her in the SFs? Why is our expert again fudging the facts?
Just wait he (they?) goes on Instagram and sees that our Leylah posted a picture in support of BLM (not a bacon lettuce and mutton sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean). Will he go full misogynist in response?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Just wait he (they?) goes on Instagram and sees that our Leylah posted a picture in support of BLM (not a bacon lettuce and mutton sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean). Will he go full misogynist in response?
Yes, that will quite blow their minds that the 3R match was contested by two young players who believe that Biracial Lives Matter.
 
Our resident expert has seen fit to derail a thread about Gauff throwing her racquet and almost striking a fan after losing the doubles final. In place of commenting on that incident they decided to rant about a supposed plot by USTA/USO to whitewash poor behavior by the world’s #2 in her 3R match loss vs Leila (sic) Fernandez. They even ask who and why the media is hiding this incident via heavily edited match highlights released a week after the match.

It’s perplexing to me: if world #2 Aryna Sabalenka did lose to Leylah in 3R, how did she also lose to her in the SFs? Why is our expert again fudging the facts?
I was suprised by the way Gauff responded after that doubles match. I think that's the angriest I have ever seen her in a match.

I must admit I was happy with Stosur winning.... a nice way to celebrate her 10th Anniversary of winning the US Open singles title :)
 
Our resident expert has seen fit to derail a thread about Gauff throwing her racquet and almost striking a fan after losing the doubles final. In place of commenting on that incident they decided to rant about a supposed plot by USTA/USO to whitewash poor behavior by the world’s #2 in her 3R match loss vs Leila (sic) Fernandez. They even ask who and why the media is hiding this incident via heavily edited match highlights released a week after the match.

It’s perplexing to me: if world #2 Aryna Sabalenka did lose to Leylah in 3R, how did she also lose to her in the SFs? Why is our expert again fudging the facts?
We should be thankful he didnt try to quote the heights of the women's SFs :-D
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I was suprised by the way Gauff responded after that doubles match. I think that's the angriest I have ever seen her in a match.

I must admit I was happy with Stosur winning.... a nice way to celebrate her 10th Anniversary of winning the US Open singles title :)
There’s one rabid Djok fan that would claim it’s just not possible for Sam to be both “armed” and clean. He got carried away with innuendos aimed at Sakkari’s dirty little secrets to manly guns and shoulders. Even thought there might be a point to discuss the matter elsewhere when it was pointed out he was in forum rules violations land.
 
There’s one rabid Djok fan that would claim it’s just not possible for Sam to be both “armed” and clean. He got carried away with innuendos aimed at Sakkari’s dirty little secrets to manly guns and shoulders. Even thought there might be a point to discuss the matter elsewhere when it was pointed out he was in forum rules violations land.
Some Djokovic fans are fantastic, and then there are others who believe Federer is conniving behind the scenes to "vulture" Australian Open (?)

Then there is another level of peculiarity reserved for the man who uses the royal "we" and has been behaving in a very naughty manner.

He now has Andy Murray in the gunsights and is intent on driving him out of the game for being a disgusting, vulgar creature :unsure:
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Some Djokovic fans are fantastic, and then there are others who believe Federer is conniving behind the scenes to "vulture" Australian Open (?)

Then there is another level of peculiarity reserved for the man who uses the royal "we" and has been behaving in a very naughty manner.

He now has Andy Murray in the gunsights and is intent on driving him out of the game for being a disgusting, vulgar creature :unsure:
Our resident expert is currently embarrassing themselves in my new Who’s Next thread with poll in GPPD. Come on over and have a giggle!
 

yossarian

Professional
Something that is more of a niche topic but currently our resident expert on everything is arguing about serve mechanics and is adamant that end range shoulder external rotation with the racquet drop is 90 degrees

Our favorite expert fails to realize that this normative value applies to the population, not to overhead throwing athletes, and that throwers frequently have ER range well beyond 90 degrees from adaptive changes that occur due to repetitive throwing
 
Something that is more of a niche topic but currently our resident expert on everything is arguing about serve mechanics and is adamant that end range shoulder external rotation with the racquet drop is 90 degrees

Our favorite expert fails to realize that this normative value applies to the population, not to overhead throwing athletes, and that throwers frequently have ER range well beyond 90 degrees from adaptive changes that occur due to repetitive throwing
I have to warn you yossarian...... Please be aware that you are having a discussion with the man who is USTA's chief physician and the architect of last year's US Open Bubble quarantine system.

I defer to his authority on all matters except data relating to the respective heights of ATP Players. :happydevil:
 

yossarian

Professional
I have to warn you yossarian...... Please be aware that you are having a discussion with the man who is USTA's chief physician and the architect of last year's US Open Bubble quarantine system.

I defer to his authority on all matters except data relating to the respective heights of ATP Players. :happydevil:
Did you miss his post where he referenced a graph from a publication on shoulder internal rotation and couldn’t understand how the researchers could be plotting IR when the shoulder was clearly externally rotated?

It’s because the graph was depicting joint speed, not position. But I trust Raul and his alternative facts, so I’ll assume that’s a typo
 
"Perhaps you need the benefit of age to know how sad it was to see the Grand Slam slip away last night.

When Laver won the Grand Slam in 69, when I was a young man, I took it for granted that I would see other attempts: some would succeed, some would fail. Yet here we are 52 years later -and I am no longer a young man -and only one male player has got within touching distance of the summit.

When you are young, you think opportunities will always come along, there will always be another chance.
As the song says:
"Life had no reason and life had no rhyme,
I knew there were mountains to climb,
but at the time I thought I had time".
But time is the one thing we have less of every second.

I'm devastated that I didn't get to see a second Grand Slam. I very much doubt I'll live to see another one. I'll never understand the bitterness of people who can be glad that Djokovic failed. And I say that as a Nadal fan. It would have been a memory as a tennis fan you would have held forever. You would have been able to tell your grandkids you saw the Grand Slam be achieved.

I'll just have to add experiencing the Grand Slam in 1969 to my ever-growing list of beautiful things I once experienced but will never experience again: seeing David Bowie in concert, shaking hands with my sporting hero, Muhammad Ali, standing on the top of the twin towers.

All of these moments have been lost in time. Like tears in rain..."
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
"Perhaps you need the benefit of age to know how sad it was to see the Grand Slam slip away last night.

When Laver won the Grand Slam in 69, when I was a young man, I took it for granted that I would see other attempts: some would succeed, some would fail. Yet here we are 52 years later -and I am no longer a young man -and only one male player has got within touching distance of the summit.

When you are young, you think opportunities will always come along, there will always be another chance.
As the song says:
"Life had no reason and life had no rhyme,
I knew there were mountains to climb,
but at the time I thought I had time".
But time is the one thing we have less of every second.

I'm devastated that I didn't get to see a second Grand Slam. I very much doubt I'll live to see another one. I'll never understand the bitterness of people who can be glad that Djokovic failed. And I say that as a Nadal fan. It would have been a memory as a tennis fan you would have held forever. You would have been able to tell your grandkids you saw the Grand Slam be achieved.

I'll just have to add experiencing the Grand Slam in 1969 to my ever-growing list of beautiful things I once experienced but will never experience again: seeing David Bowie in concert, shaking hands with my sporting hero, Muhammad Ali, standing on the top of the twin towers.

All of these moments have been lost in time. Like tears in rain..."
Keep the faith. If all the armchair analysts here are correct and this is a DudGen to rival Lost Gen then maybe all it takes is one of the really young ones to step up and start taking names. It’s ironic that the one surface that really represents the biggest hurdle will be the one that all the men’s CYGS was competed on 75% of the time. Maybe Rune can pull a Borg and morph into a grass champion. Maybe Alcaraz stays healthy and grabs a slam in his teens and the ranking to make the path at all the slams smoother. Maybe the guys who have made QF or better on all three surfaces get a decent draw at their weakest slam and go two rounds further.

It’s not impossible.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Our Expert could use one of those; a popular brand in their bailiwick would be Fleet and it accepts caffeinated solutions if really rapid returns are desired. I would suggest Kopi Luwak if they want a thorough and rapid purge.
 
Our enema would make it so, as Picard would say.
Our Expert could use one of those; a popular brand in their bailiwick would be Fleet and it accepts caffeinated solutions if really rapid returns are desired. I would suggest Kopi Luwak if they want a thorough and rapid purge.
The procedure could be administered under the careful supervision of Dr Raul, provided he is not already too busy with his duties as USTA head physician :-D
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
"Bjorn Borg was the ultimate pusher!"
Wish I had a tape of the chat my teaching pro engaged in with me; he played Borg at USO (got pushed bad) and he told me, “Tom, other guys may hit a bit harder than Borg but no one ever hit at his pace so close to the baseline on every shot. It’s like he aims for the line.”
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Today I read from two great minds here that a) Lloyd Harris is a “Walmart Tsitsipas and b) his moniker is now Lloyd Christmas.

Well, 2021 has included an ATP500 final (from qualifying), a slam QF and he has at least a dozen wins over players ranked above him so he can probably buy the services of Greek vlogger Citypass to be his personal shopper on the Neiman Marcus aisle at Wallyworld.

As to Lloyd Christmas, the Cape Town Lloyd was named after the great British (Welsh by birth) statesman Lloyd George and he’s neither dumb or dumber plus he really does have a chance except for in the twisted minds of those who hate on him because he’s the last one to beat their idol.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I just read that Zedraffe Is arguably the second best HC player, behind only Novak.

Hello, who won USO in September, Toronto in August, was a finalist at AO in February and has numerous victories over top 10 players at slams? How would he be rated behind the choking choker with the Mr. T starter kit? In fact, he’s had a better record on HC in 2021 than Earth’s Neediest Lunatic, no?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I keep underrating Norrie and he keeps suprising me. There is a chance he might make Turin at this rate!
It will be an exciting race for Ruud through about Karatsev for the last two spots. Norrie wisely dropped out of Antwerp so Sinner can leap up to be in a virtual tie if he wins the Diamond City Cup. FAA is not far back of them but also looks to be skipping Antwerp. Karatsev Is headed to Moscow as the #2 seed (1R bye) in a much weaker draw than Antwerp.

This may all come down to who does what in the last week at Stockholm.
 
Thread suggesting Dustin Brown provided an easy template for beating the Big 3:


Apparently all you have to do is redline and play ultra aggressive high risk tennis. Easy!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Thread suggesting Dustin Brown provided an easy template for beating the Big 3:


Apparently all you have to do is redline and play ultra aggressive high risk tennis. Easy!
It didn’t hurt that “junk balling” Dreddy had already beaten The Nadal on grass at Halle the year before, 4&1.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I just read that I will always be behind the narrative of current sporting contests and just a reader of box scores with nothing original to contribute. Is there a time limit to comment on a game or match that I’m not aware of? Am I ignorant of that new rule that an opinion expressed after the final out/buzzer/gun isn’t relevant if my post happens to be published an hour after the game’s -30- time?
 
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