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Yesterday 07:31 AM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by FranciscoFCB97 View Post
Why does the ball sound different when is hitted by the racquet in different courts? Is like it doesn't sound the same in Wimbledon, RG, and/or USO/AO when players hit the ball?

Balls are not identical in every tournament. Plus sound gets modified by surroundings, and microphone placement. Can't say I've thought about the differences myself but I'm not surprised there are some.
Yesterday 06:25 AM
FranciscoFCB97
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Why does the ball sound different when is hitted by the racquet in different courts? Is like it doesn't sound the same in Wimbledon, RG, and/or USO/AO when players hit the ball?
02-15-2017 09:06 PM
PortlandTimbers
Re: If a player withdraws in the FQR, can he still enter as a Lucky Loser?

What a coincidence. This was probably the reason @Qampunen asked.
02-15-2017 09:03 PM
Captain Meerkat
Re: If a player withdraws in the FQR, can he still enter as a Lucky Loser?

Becker didnt play his final qualifying round match at Memphis - and is now a LL!
02-12-2017 05:25 PM
Captain Meerkat
Re: If a player withdraws in the FQR, can he still enter as a Lucky Loser?

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Originally Posted by Qampunen View Post
If a player is feeling sick before his Final Qualifying Round match and withdraws, can he still be eligible for a Lucky Loser spot into the Main Draw?
Yes, as along as he has played in a qualifying match (i.e. if Istomin had withdrawn from his match today against Bedene, he would not have been eligible as he had a BYE in Round 1)
02-12-2017 05:17 PM
Qampunen
If a player withdraws in the FQR, can he still enter as a Lucky Loser?

If a player is feeling sick before his Final Qualifying Round match and withdraws, can he still be eligible for a Lucky Loser spot into the Main Draw?
11-09-2016 07:51 AM
Pepe Imaz
Re: Can Federer use Protected Ranking at Australian Open?

Protected ranking is just to ensure a spot in MD, it is not a substitute for seeding.
11-09-2016 04:35 AM
A_Skywalker
Re: Can Federer use Protected Ranking at Australian Open?

He cant use PR to be seeded. Only to enter a tournamnet if his ranking is below the cut.
11-09-2016 04:06 AM
Goffan
Can Federer use Protected Ranking at Australian Open?

Can he use a protected ranking, or is he going to have to deal with his 9-16 seeding?
11-01-2016 08:02 PM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Mercury View Post
So I don't understand why some are saying Murray can't steal the no. 1 position from Nole this year. Let's say Murray wins Paris and Nole loses QF, that puts Murray ahead in the race and ranked No. 1 in the WTFs. Correct?

Now, assuming that's correct, if Murray does better than Nole in WTF as well, isn't he YE No.1 and official no. 1 till next year?

What am I missing here?
I don't know who's saying what but I can assure you Murray can finish this year as YE#1. No doubt about that. If everything goes his way (Paris W, WTF W (with a 3-0 RR), Djokovic does nothing) he'll be #1 with a margin of 1810 points.

He can also be #1 after this week. He just needs to do 416 points better than Djokovic to reach #1. Murray F Djokovic QF is enough. Also Murray W Djokovic SF.


Maybe the ones you're referring to was commenting on what they thought was likely, not what is possible
11-01-2016 04:10 PM
Mercury
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

So I don't understand why some are saying Murray can't steal the no. 1 position from Nole this year. Let's say Murray wins Paris and Nole loses QF, that puts Murray ahead in the race and ranked No. 1 in the WTFs. Correct?

Now, assuming that's correct, if Murray does better than Nole in WTF as well, isn't he YE No.1 and official no. 1 till next year?

What am I missing here?
11-01-2016 11:33 AM
Pepe Imaz
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Redolent View Post
My perception is that there are a lot of 33+ aged players in the top 100, even the top 50..some playing very good tennis by their standards. Is this just a standard occurence or is there more player longevity now?
yes.
definitely a shift compared to previous decade.
And some of them achieving their career highs in their 30s.
11-01-2016 11:29 AM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Redolent View Post
My perception is that there are a lot of 33+ aged players in the top 100, even the top 50..some playing very good tennis by their standards. Is this just a standard occurence or is there more player longevity now?
You are quite right average age in the top xx(x) is older than it has been in the previous decades. As for the future, noone knows. Average age went up also in the late 60s and early 70s. Then it nosedived mid-70s. We could get another nosedive in a couple of years time. Or we could see average age growing yet older, or stabilize where it is now. Your guess is as good as mine.
11-01-2016 10:19 AM
Redolent
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

My perception is that there are a lot of 33+ aged players in the top 100, even the top 50..some playing very good tennis by their standards. Is this just a standard occurence or is there more player longevity now?
11-01-2016 09:51 AM
Litotes
Re: Do Murray's Davids cup 275 points count for 2016 yearly No.1?

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Originally Posted by winderdancer View Post
Ok, what your said is probably right. The part which confused me the most is Murray's 275 points are counted in this year's championship points.
Since the DC final 2015 was held after WTF 2015 points gained there couldn't count towards the 2015 race. So they had to count for the 2016 race. Any result that gives you ATP points count for a race, question is just which one. Only exception is, of course, the WTF itself. Points gained there doesn't count towards any race. Hence the dropping of points one week early.

But being the best player of 2016 is about having the best results in 2016 and thus the 2015 DC final won't count towards that.
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