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Forum: Non-Tennis 07-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,296
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: the best MTF.com era?

Mid-noughties were the best.

MTF was great in 2004, 2005, 2006...
Forum: Statistics 07-12-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,241
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Djokovic at Wimbledon 2015 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):


F: Roger Federer (16)
SF: Richard Gasquet (6)
QF: ...
Forum: The Federer Express 07-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 19,463
Posted By Purple Rainbow
I am kind of nervous for this match. That's been...

I am kind of nervous for this match. That's been a while.


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Forum: General Messages 06-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 24,069
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: 14 GS titles for Sampras and Nadal: who is greater?

I can't be arsed to read the whole thread, but I hope somebody already made the point that during long stints as number 2. Nadal had much better past-52 week results than Sampras had while he was...
Forum: The Federer Express 06-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: The Federer Express Passenger List! 289 Passengers - Seventeen Wagons of Wonder!

Well after several wagons have been added and Federer has retired, the Federer Express will chuck along in some peoples dreams and other peoples nightmares.
It will be rumoured that on stormy nights,...
Forum: The Federer Express 06-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: Non-Tennis 06-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Christopher Lee dies aged 93

Now he'll never get to raise an army worthy of Mordor.. :(

RIP
Forum: Non-Tennis 06-07-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,876
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Cycling thread

As was McQuaid.

His choice of guests reflects very poorly on Wiggo.
Forum: Statistics 06-07-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,959
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Purple Rainbows TMS Era (and beyond!) Ranking List!

I will post the top 100 twice a year to better keep track of the rise of players.
Here's the top 100 after Roland Garros 2015 (in brackets the score at Year End 2014):

1 (1) Federer,...
Forum: Statistics 06-07-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,241
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Wawrinka at Roland Garros 2015 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):


F: Novak Djokovic (17)
SF: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5)
QF: ...
Forum: The Federer Express 05-27-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: The Federer Express 05-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: Non-Tennis 05-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,876
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Cycling thread

I've learned more about cycling from 2 months reading The Clinic than from 20 years watching the sport.

Nowadays, I can't really watch it anymore. I follow the sport passively, because it is a...
Forum: Non-Tennis 05-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,876
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Cycling thread

Etixx? Lol.
The team is run by Patrick Lefevre and the main doctor is Jose Ibarguren.

You won't find a dirtier team in the sport, though Astana seems to give them a good run for their money.
Forum: Non-Tennis 05-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,263
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: 70 years ago

The people of Eastern Europe have spoken.
After the fall of the Berlin wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union they have almost collectively joined NATO and the EU.

Something tells me 45 years of...
Forum: Non-Tennis 05-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,263
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: 70 years ago

Unfortunately, it took Eastern Europe another 45 years before they were liberated.
Nazis or Soviets, freedom it was not.

As a Dutchman, I appreciate the sacrifices the red army made, especially the...
Forum: General Messages 03-11-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,232
Views: 416,028
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Doping in Tennis Thread (No accusations without proof. Wada could test using hair

Having argued online for years that Lance Armstrong is an obvious cheat, this thread brings back memories.
Forum: Non-Tennis 02-26-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,622
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: An MTF baby is born!!

2004 was way before the ´MTF Mug Era´.
Besides, I´ve always been good. :angel:
Forum: Non-Tennis 02-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,622
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Another(!) MTF baby is born!!

Thanks.
Methinks two kids is enough though. We might ´close up shop´, metaphorically speaking of course. :p
Forum: Non-Tennis 02-26-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,622
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Another(!) MTF baby is born!!

SuperFurryAnimal and I are proud and overjoyed with the birth of another baby girl.

Her name is Fiona and in my unbiased view she is the most beautiful girl in the world (as well as her...
Forum: Non-Tennis 02-05-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,678
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The importance given to American presidential elections is vastly overrated.
Candidates are being funded by the same donors and though debates may give the impression that Republicans and Democrats...
Forum: Statistics 02-01-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,241
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Djokovic at the Australian Open 2015 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):


F: Andy Murray (11)
SF: Stan Wawrinka ...
Forum: The Federer Express 01-08-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: The Federer Express Passenger List! 288 Passengers - Seventeen Wagons of Wonder!

Happy belated tenth anniversary to the Federer Express Passenger List!

Thread was started December 16th, 2004!
Forum: The Federer Express 11-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 161,896
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: The Federer Express Passenger List! 287 Passengers - Seventeen Wagons of Wonder!

Gatekeeper added as #288!

This thread is almost 10 years old! Woohoo!!
Forum: Statistics 11-26-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
#1!
Views: 17,088
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: #1!

Novak Djokovic finishes 2-14 as #1.
He has become the 7th player with at least three year end number 1 rankings.
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