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06-11-2017 05:06 PM
Akerman
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

1. Why MTF is so slow in Russia. How can I increase the speed of loading this website?
2. In the recent discussion navigation box, how can anyone go to the last page? when you click on the name of the thread in the Recent Discussions it loads the 1st page only.
06-05-2017 07:36 PM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Rob & Stephen View Post
Rafael Nadal-Parera IIRC. Isn't it something to do with parental names?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs
The practice of them having two surnames is not questioned, he wondered why some are listed officially with both and others, like Nadal, only with one of them.

I assume they choose themselves. Some, like Albert Ramos, used to have only one listed but in recent years added Vinolas.


btw, Russian players have patronymes that never seems to be listed. You don't read about Mikhail Mikhailovich Youzhny or Karen Abgarovich Khachanov here in the West.
06-05-2017 07:27 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Apophis View Post
Why are some Spanish players listed with double last names by the ATP, like

Roberto Bautista Agut
Albert Ramos Viñolas
Pablo Carreño Busta

but others not? Like Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco, López. Those players also have doubles names. Do players choose this themselves?
Rafael Nadal-Parera IIRC. Isn't it something to do with parental names?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs
06-05-2017 08:23 AM
MrEleganza
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Bremen View Post
Always wondered this. For the most part I don't like the three names as they tend to run together in my mind and I find it hard to tell the players apart.
I don't like it when they only use two names, because that leaves me confused as to who this "new" player is. Example, "Who the hell is Ramos?! I don't know any...oh, it's Ramos-Vinolas."

Anyway, a question.

Is there a resource anywhere that lists a player's shirt sponsor? (The apparel company I mean, like Lotto or Adidas, not sponsor patches).
06-05-2017 07:33 AM
Djoker
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Apophis View Post
but others not? Like Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco, López. Those players also have doubles names. Do players choose this themselves?
Obviously they do. There is no obligatory method in Spain how a gentleman's surname/family name is displayed (it can be either 1 or 2 names), so they are free to choose this.
06-04-2017 09:21 AM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by JosGros View Post
But what exactly was the reason behind that?? was it ideology driven?? it seems too cruel, my common sense indicates me that if the sports authorities wanted good athlets

and a good sport show, they should welcome well paid athletes who can dedicate their whole time to the sport and money would also serve as incentive for better performance

unless they had religious or ideological reasons to want something else from their athtletes
This covers why:
https://sports.vice.com/en_us/articl...-olympic-games
06-04-2017 06:24 AM
JosGros
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Litotes View Post
It was quite common in sports back then. Professionals were barred from entering the Olympic Games. And it didn't take much to get the label. One appearance fee and you were out, as several top level athletes experienced.
But what exactly was the reason behind that?? was it ideology driven?? it seems too cruel, my common sense indicates me that if the sports authorities wanted good athlets

and a good sport show, they should welcome well paid athletes who can dedicate their whole time to the sport and money would also serve as incentive for better performance

unless they had religious or ideological reasons to want something else from their athtletes
06-04-2017 05:41 AM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by JosGros View Post
My SQ:

Why did ITF, previous to the open era, denied professional tennis players the entry into the most prestigious tournaments including GS?? is it because the tournaments organizers

were too stingy to pay the players, is it that they wanted altruistic athlets or what?? I don´t understand the logic of having only amateurs players and denying them to earn money,

after all, it would certainly downgrade those tournmaments if they can´t get the top players who can really dedicate their life to the sport
It was quite common in sports back then. Professionals were barred from entering the Olympic Games. And it didn't take much to get the label. One appearance fee and you were out, as several top level athletes experienced.
06-04-2017 02:41 AM
JosGros
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

My SQ:

Why did ITF, previous to the open era, denied professional tennis players the entry into the most prestigious tournaments including GS?? is it because the tournaments organizers

were too stingy to pay the players, is it that they wanted altruistic athlets or what?? I don´t understand the logic of having only amateurs players and denying them to earn money,

after all, it would certainly downgrade those tournmaments if they can´t get the top players who can really dedicate their life to the sport
06-03-2017 12:39 AM
smucav
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah View Post
How can I watch the french Open in the US? I can't find it anywhere on cable or online legally? I have cable!
https://www.si.com/tennis/2017/05/25...ne-live-stream
06-02-2017 08:15 PM
Bremen
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Apophis View Post
Why are some Spanish players listed with double last names by the ATP, like



Roberto Bautista Agut

Albert Ramos Viñolas

Pablo Carreño Busta



but others not? Like Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco, López. Those players also have doubles names. Do players choose this themselves?


Always wondered this. For the most part I don't like the three names as they tend to run together in my mind and I find it hard to tell the players apart.
06-02-2017 04:12 PM
Apophis
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Why are some Spanish players listed with double last names by the ATP, like

Roberto Bautista Agut
Albert Ramos Viñolas
Pablo Carreño Busta

but others not? Like Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco, López. Those players also have doubles names. Do players choose this themselves?
06-01-2017 12:52 PM
Aiopia
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah View Post
How can I watch the french Open in the US? I can't find it anywhere on cable or online legally? I have cable!
I tend to watch online using batmanstream

Also, what ever happened to that cyclops line technology?? I understand that it was used for service lines but got replayed with Hawkeye, but from what I saw, wasn't it instantaneous? Wouldn't it be of interest to extend that to all lines so line judges and the umpire making wrong calls not affect the game?
06-01-2017 12:31 PM
MuzzahLovah
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

How can I watch the french Open in the US? I can't find it anywhere on cable or online legally? I have cable!
05-28-2017 11:40 PM
MrEleganza
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Rob & Stephen View Post
Yeah, I've been having similar problems posting since yesterday. Sometimes I click on "submit post" and it jumps to a blank reply box. I've also not been able to see some YT stuff people have been putting in the BSG #49 thread, keep getting error message.

A lot of these problems go away for me (at least pics not loading and quick reply not working) when I turn off adblock. But then I realize there's a gajillion ads they never fully finish loading in my browser so I turn it right back on and consign myself to no pics and having to hit "go advanced" to reply.
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