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On superstition

Does a Grand Slam Entry Form include a question like "Do you mind being scheduled on Court 13"? (I imagine some players might be too superstitious for that.)
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at least it wouldn't be a problem for Tomas Berdych who is not superstitious and you know the number 13 is very special: some love it, some hate it! Last week in Halle Berdych wore a shirt with a huge 13 on it and see what happened... he won the title!

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at least it wouldn't be a problem for Tomas Berdych who is not superstitious and you know the number 13 is very special: some love it, some hate it! Last week in Halle Berdych wore a shirt with a huge 13 on it and see what happened... he won the title!
You know of course why Berdych loves the number 13. It's because Rafito is God and Berdych is the anti-Christ
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Speaking of superstition, regarding Djokovic's bouncing balls for those that don't know and care. 1. He doesn't like the fact he bounces the ball so much, but its become a bad habit for him (from his point of view). 2. His superstition is that at one end of the court he must bounce the ball an even number of times, and on the other side it must be an odd number of times.
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Superstition is a load of
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court 13? i thought the ghost court or w/e was court 2
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You know of course why Berdych loves the number 13. It's because Rafito is God and Berdych is the anti-Christ
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Speaking of superstition, regarding Djokovic's bouncing balls for those that don't know and care. 1. He doesn't like the fact he bounces the ball so much, but its become a bad habit for him (from his point of view). 2. His superstition is that at one end of the court he must bounce the ball an even number of times, and on the other side it must be an odd number of times.
it's more an OCD than a superstition
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court 13? i thought the ghost court or w/e was court 2
the graveyard, yes

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then if court 2 is the graveyard what's the dealio with court 13
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then if court 2 is the graveyard what's the dealio with court 13
Have you ever heard about number 13 considered to be unlucky? Like, Friday the 13th and so on? Many airline companies don't have Row 13 on their planes (after 12, there goes 14 immediately).

Besides, Court 2 is the Graveyard ONLY at Wimbledon (kinda local tradition).
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.. yeah i know court 2 is the graveyard at wimbledon only, i just thought court 13 was something related to wimbledon. thanks for clearing that up
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Have you ever heard about number 13 considered to be unlucky? Like, Friday the 13th and so on? Many airline companies don't have Row 13 on their planes (after 12, there goes 14 immediately).

Besides, Court 2 is the Graveyard ONLY at Wimbledon (kinda local tradition).

it depends of the culture. The Italian don't like the 17 because in latin you write it XVII, the anagram is VIXI= "I've lived" and if you've lived then it means you're dead! In Italy there is no floor Nr. 17, room Nr. 17, planes Alitalia have no sit Nr. 17... exactly like you explain for the 13 and i was told that the Chinese dislike the 4.

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it depends of the culture. The Italian don't like the 17 because in latin you write it XVII, the anagram is VIXI= "I've lived" and if you've lived then it means you're dead! In Italy there is no floor Nr. 17, room Nr. 17, planes Alitalia have no sit Nr. 17... exactly like you explain for the 13 and i was told that the Chinese dislike the 4.
because 4 and death sounds the same or very close in chinese and most dialects
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