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Forum: General Messages   07-16-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 53,708
Posted By Lurking
Re: Doping in Tennis Thread (No accusations w/o proof) vol. 2a

If the new guys aren't doing something radically different technically that older players didn't do then the older players will be technically better and more experienced while having equivalent...
Forum: General Messages   07-03-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,026
Views: 192,281
Posted By Lurking
Re: 2016 Live commentary thread vol. 12

He also has his Olympic match against Raonic where he won 25-23 in the 3rd.
Forum: General Messages   01-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Lurking
Re: How often is a five setter won by the player that takes the fourth set?

64% if 6-0/6-1/6-2
53% if 6-3/6-4
51% if 7-6/7-5
Forum: General Messages   07-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,583
Posted By Lurking
Re: ATP Bastad considered for 500 status

And hidden amongst that story:



Assuming googles dodgy translation is correct:



First time I've heard them talking about 96 player draws for both Rome and Madrid.
Forum: Statistics   07-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,438
Posted By Lurking
Re: Exponential rankings

Updated.

Ranking Progression

Players born from 01/01/1989.

Age after obtaining e^6 for the first time:


1 16-02 Donald Young
Forum: General Messages   05-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Lurking
Re: Berdych/Monfils/Gulbis/Robredo/Almagro, the best quarter in Roland Garros history

Seeds for 2009 RG top quarter:

Nadal
Karlovic
Soderling
Ferrer
Davydenko
Wawrinka
Almagro
Verdasco
Forum: General Messages   03-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By Lurking
Re: Request - Evidence for peak years

Distribution of ranking peaks for players born between 1979-1982 that reached top ~400ish.


18 1
19 2
20 14
21 29
22 27
23 41
24 52
Forum: General Messages   02-28-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By Lurking
Re: Salinas CH R2: Alejandro Gonzalez def [2] Rogério Dutra Silva 2-6 6-0 6-0

Last 18 game main draw professional match:
http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100011581

Last 18 game male main draw professional match:...
Forum: General Messages   01-12-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By Lurking
Re: Will Hewitt's record of the youngest player ever to become number one be broken??

Djokovic had a lot more points than Hewitt had at 20y8m after 2008 AO.
Forum: General Messages   01-10-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,640
Posted By Lurking
Re: Del Potro's AO Chances...

The only reason Del Potro is hyped is because of the past.
Forum: General Messages   01-08-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,618
Posted By Lurking
Re: Bold prediction: TrovMicNic will win at least 1 slam in 2013

It'd be pretty impressive if one won an MS outside Paris, let alone a Slam.
Forum: General Messages   01-03-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 89,026
Posted By Lurking
Re: ATP-ITF Calendar/Schedule Suggestions, Shorter Season

I believe Rome/Madrid were looking at turning into 96 draws, to do so they'd probably need to open up a week on the calendar in Belgrade's slot.
Forum: Statistics   12-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,438
Posted By Lurking
Forum: General Messages   12-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 257,440
Posted By Lurking
Re: Unofficial Live ATP Rankings [in Post #1]

Ferrer really should be #4 at the FO now.
Forum: General Messages   12-27-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,373
Posted By Lurking
Forum: General Messages   12-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,008
Posted By Lurking
Re: How do players rank when serve and return stats are adjusted by quality of oppone

The biggest problem is that there's as much a difference between the guys ranked 32-64 as there is between guys ranked 16-32.
Forum: General Messages   12-09-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,197
Posted By Lurking
Re: Bronze-medal match might be eliminated

And every other combat sport.

Olympics still has a Bo5 final, which makes more relevant than the WTF.
Forum: General Messages   11-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,361
Posted By Lurking
Re: Will Ferrer Ever Make A Grand Slam Final?

There's a possibility at RG next year that Federer/Nadal/Djokovic will be in one half and Murray/Ferrer will be in the other.
Forum: General Messages   10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Lurking
Re: When will MTF stop overhyping a player after winning a title?

When will MTF stop thinking that when a player recieves hype he is overhyped?

Most players are underhyped before winning xxx, so all hype does is bring peoples perceptions of a player closer to...
Forum: General Messages   10-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By Lurking
Re: Tokyo R1: Tursunov d Tomic 6-4 7-5

In next weeks rankings Tomic will be the same rank as he was this time last year :o
Forum: General Messages   10-02-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 27,199
Posted By Lurking
Re: Players threaten to boycott the AO!

Why is Australia entitled to have better Tennis players than Ukraine?
Forum: General Messages   09-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,528
Posted By Lurking
Forum: Off Topic   09-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,361
Posted By Lurking
Re: Would Slams and ATP Tour be better if they were organized by MTF?

Play would be stopped if wind speed rose over 1mph at the USO and the threat of floods wouldn't be enough to stop play at RG.
Forum: General Messages   09-18-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,524
Posted By Lurking
Re: Players who occupy uncharacteristically high positions in the rankings?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Reliability-Zone/Reliability-Versus-Top-10-Career-List.aspx

249/250 for Troicki.

Monaco's pretty respectable.

Verdasco is woeful, he's also done nothing for the...
Forum: General Messages   09-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 27,151
Posted By Lurking
Re: Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray : The Slam Count, who ends up with most & how many

Or there expecting the next era to be awful, like everyone else on the planet.
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