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Forum: General Messages 10-19-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,505
Posted By ultros8
Re: Match of the year?

A close second goes to Seppi - Tipsarevic, Eastbourne final
Forum: General Messages 10-18-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By ultros8
Re: Stockholm R1 Nalbandian saves 2 MP.s def Malisse 4-6 7-6 7-6

This was a Grand Slam semi-final 9 years ago :eek:
Forum: General Messages 10-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,300
Posted By ultros8
Re: Shanghai R2: (2) Murray through to R3 as Tursunov withdraws

So theoretically, if Murray now pulled out overnight, would a LL still be able to take his place since he hasn't taken to the court yet?
Forum: General Messages 09-21-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,764
Posted By ultros8
Re: #1 seed Lucky Loser

I know that all the GB Futures have the FQR on Monday, then the main draw comes out on Monday night and they play the whole of R1 on Tuesday. A few of the GB guys who are too good for Futures but...
Forum: General Messages 09-16-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,066
Posted By ultros8
Re: Slam Winners 2012

I think you'd be surprised at how popular Federer is here, I was at the Fed-Murray round robin match at the WTF last year and the crowd was pretty much 50-50. More would be on Murray's side in the...
Forum: 2011 09-12-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,377
Posted By ultros8
Re: Week 37 : Tulsa (Entry List)

Is this the worst Challenger lineup of the year? I've never heard of about 1/4 of the players... :eek:
Forum: General Messages 09-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By ultros8
Re: The origin of best of 5 set matches for mens in grandslams

I like the fact you could win sets 6-5 back then...
Forum: General Messages 09-05-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By ultros8
Re: A Pattern Emerging With Lower Ranked Players Lately

I think it's partly a function of the lack of young players breaking into the top 50/top 100 in the last 2-3 years: when a player declines and drops out of the top 10, top 20 or whatever, instead of...
Forum: General Messages 08-18-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,865
Posted By ultros8
Re: WWW Cincy QF: Fish vs Nadal

Hard not to agree with these
Forum: General Messages 08-18-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,126
Posted By ultros8
Re: Would you rather win 2 slams and never be no 1 or 1 slam and attain the no 1 rank

The interesting thing about this question is that if you subtract one slam from each option, i.e. 1 slam and never number 1 vs no slams and reaching number 1, probably 95%+ would vote for the former....
Forum: General Messages 08-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By ultros8
Re: WWW: Cincinnati R3 Gasquet vs Fish

For what it's worth, a win for Fish here secures the US Open Series. If he loses, Djokovic can still overtake him by winning the title (they'd be tied on 200 points and Djokovic holds the...
Forum: General Messages 08-13-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,094
Posted By ultros8
Re: Roger thinks he can still win a CYGS.

Because the banks were dealing with highly leveraged risky mortgage-backed securities, while the average wealthy individual investor will have an unleveraged, balanced portfolio which will at worst...
Forum: General Messages 08-06-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,608
Posted By ultros8
Re: Lucky losers to take place of withdrawals?

I <3 the internet for providing the opportunity to read this thread, good work guys :)
Forum: 2011 08-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,486
Posted By ultros8
Re: Week 31: Vancouver (Entry List)

Should be top 150 for Ward for the first time in his career, good work! I can't see him ever being consistently top 100, but I'm sure it must be a goal of his to get there at some point. Top 108...
Forum: 2011 08-03-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,486
Posted By ultros8
Re: Week 31: Vancouver (Entry List)

Boggo tried hard to pull off an incredible choke after leading 5-0, then getting broken from 5-1 **40-0, but wins 6-4 3-6 6-3!
Forum: 2011 08-03-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,486
Posted By ultros8
Re: Week 31: Vancouver (Entry List)

Bogdanovic 6-4 Lu

Vamos!!
Forum: General Messages 07-14-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By ultros8
Båstad R16: AHM def Volandri 6-3 7-6(7)

Match finished at about 00:40 local time, must be one of the latest ever finishes for an outdoor clay event?

Meanwhile Almagro is yet to play in this tournament and it's now Friday, but good work by...
Forum: General Messages 06-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,416
Posted By ultros8
Re: Which Rof16 match are you looking forward to the most?

I think they're all incredibly interesting apart from Federer-Youzhny which I expect to be a routine straight sets win for Federer. Voted for Kubot-Lopez though because that will be a classic...
Forum: General Messages 06-24-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,005
Posted By ultros8
Re: Wimbledon R2: [Q] Tomic def. Andreev 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-1

The most shocking thing about this for Australian tennis is not that Tomic is now their number 1, but that if he had lost this match the number 1 Australian would have been Matosevic, which would...
Forum: General Messages 06-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,646
Posted By ultros8
Re: Boris Becker is the GOAT commentator.

He came up with one of the funniest pieces of commentary ever earlier in this match:

(during a close Lopez service game, camera goes to Brooklyn Decker in the crowd)

Boris: And there we see Andy's...
Forum: General Messages 06-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,537
Views: 145,091
Posted By ultros8
Re: 2011 Wimbledon Livescoring / Commentary Thread

Well, potential 5th set of Andreev-Tomic. But after that, yes
Forum: General Messages 06-24-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By ultros8
Re: Players That Would Have A Lot More Success With A Higher First Serve Percentage..

The answer to this question isn't someone like Roddick or Isner, those guys tend to have high 1st serve% as it is so there isn't much to be gained there. The guy who really stands out to me is...
Forum: General Messages 06-23-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,537
Views: 145,091
Posted By ultros8
Re: 2011 Wimbledon Livescoring / Commentary Thread

Pretty crazy that Harrison almost lost in QR1 to world number 487, Alex Ward, yet is now giving a really tough match to Ferrer!
Forum: General Messages 06-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By ultros8
Re: Wimbledon R2: Malisse def. [20] Mayer 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2

It's not inconceivable that Malisse could reach the QF here, he'd arguably be favourite vs Melzer, then his possible R16 opponents are an out-of-form Soderling, a Hewitt who would likely be...
Forum: General Messages 06-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,985
Posted By ultros8
Re: Wimbledon Schedule and General Moaning Thread

The chance of rain at this time was around 50/50 according to forecasts, seems perfectly sensible to just close the roof and not have a potential 40-minute delay for closing the roof and getting the...
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