What if no one won??

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  1. KineticChain

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    something's just not right about that Bye guy. He obviously has relentless perseverance, with only one match win in his 14,000 match career, but i'm thinking there's some corruption in the ATP that allows him to keep receiving wild card entries into all the tournaments. It doesn't seem fair to all the other pros who work hard to earn their spot in main draw or have to battle in qualies.. while Bye keeps getting these free passes. i'll be keeping a close eye on him and this corruption in the ATP
     
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  2. stringertom

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    No one would care!

    For the 40th time this describes my feeling!
     
  3. heycal

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    Perfect example. If he can only win one match out of 14,000 at the Pro Level, that shows you how tough it is these days.
     
  4. heycal

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    I'm beginning to re-think this whole thing. At least until Nadal is gone. The guy seems very tough to beat on clay.
     
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    When it matters too much to his opponent. Some stud needs to get poleaxed by him in Rome so when they rematch at RG they really don't give a shiit and play loosy goosie. We need a Sod doppelgänger !
     
  6. Firstservingman

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    What if both players in the final just retire at exactly the same time and then refuse to play?
     
  7. Midaso240

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    What will happen when a multiple grand slam champion is found to be doping? What will happen to all those titles?
     
  8. Ronaldo

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    Winner was stripped of the Tour De France title from 1999-2006. No one won
     
  9. mtommer

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    No, Lance won. It may no longer be recognized by any "authoritative body" but he still won.
     
  10. mtommer

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    What if they did? Can statistical modeling still apply if control over the outcome (the act or "decision" to not play) can be controlled such that it leaves "no chance" for any other outcome?
     
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    I am told Ralph is already the "social victor" of AO, so all these silly scenarios :D don't really matter. Last year, he was moral victor.

    Ralphie will always be the backup winner in case no won wins.:)
     
  12. heycal

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    I wonder what a Sharapova suspension may or may not mean for this question. Does it make it less likely or more likely that someone may not win a grand slam soon on the women's side?
     
  13. Ronaldo

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    Had to pick the start of IW to post, eh? Two players get to the final and do not play.
     
  14. heycal

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    ^^^
    What does this mean?

    Everything is different since last I was here. I don't know what's going on...
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.
     
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  17. r2473

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    With Djokovic out, I don't think any of the remaining 8 know how to win a major anymore.

    I think @heycal prediction is finally going to come true.
     
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    Querrey - too casual
    Raonic - lacks the ground game
    Berdych - nerves
    Pouille - inexperienced
    Fed - too old and injured
    Cilic - Already caught lighting in a bottle
    Tsonga - Too spotty.
    Murray - lacking top form and spends his free time yelling at people.

    Heycal - I bow down to your foresight.
     
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  19. Sentinel

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    They should just hand it to Djokovic with an apology for gaming the scheduling to make him lose.
     
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    Thread getting very relevant this year.
     
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  21. r2473

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    I never understood this thread, until US Open 2017.

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  22. Midaso240

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    They'd still have to award it to someone,if both players retired at the same time maybe they'd go to a countback or something like that,who won/lost the most/least games,sets over the tournament...
     
  23. stringertom

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    I know one player who wins even when he looses.:eek:
     
  24. Firstservingman

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    No-one ever wins at Miami
     
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    The Dolphins used to have a tidy home field advantage early in the Shula era.
     
  26. Rafaisdabest

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    If no one won, then it would be a very miserable world....:(
     
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  27. r2473

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    I thought Federer could win. Now, I don't think anybody can.
     
  28. Ronaldo

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    We all won last nite
     

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