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Forum: General Messages 05-03-2014, 07:14 PM
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Forum: General Messages 04-27-2014, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Brilliant Tennis Photography Thread

This is probably the only thread worth coming to MTF, and perhaps the Live Ranking one.
keep up good work!
Forum: General Messages 04-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Bucharest F: [1] Dimitrov def. Rosol 7-6(2) 6-1

https://s.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/LHZTRTSTQkRqG5Fzd44yaw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTEyMTQ7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9OTYw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201404271000360019359http://img.livetenni...
Forum: General Messages 04-26-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: "Nadal will fall" everything about Rafa's "downright spiral" here

Its funny we are talking about the current top 4 in the world like this - LOL. TOP FCKING FOUR!
Forum: General Messages 04-25-2014, 03:45 AM
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Forum: General Messages 04-23-2014, 11:24 PM
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Views: 1,407
Posted By Whistleway
Re: every gs final since rg 2005 has featured nadal federer or djokovic

That's insane. I can't think of another time when it happened for so long at the biggest events in tennis.

39 slams and counting and win ratio is 34 of 39,...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 371
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Every top 10 player on the tour is a pigeon of Nadal

Very impressive the whole top 15, Nadal has +4 differential and thus all pigeons!...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Yes, I fully agree he has not (and perhaps will never win in Rome).

My only point is that doesn't stop him from completing the set if he wins MC (either in 2014 or some point in future).

Just like...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Interesting yet convoluted analogy. I'd gently refer you to see how confusing Australian open history is. Perhaps (surprising or not), that the Australian open has been held in various places...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

I have quoted many sources, listed them in nice charts and referenced as historians always recorded it.

My very first post on this topic was Lendl actually completed the set. And the only one to do...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Just to be clear, Federer never won Rome Masters.

But that doesn't stop him from completing the masters set of 9 for 9 (if he wins MC tomorrow) when historians record it.
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Why does that matter? They used to play 5 sets not too long ago. Should we then change the whole value of Masters? All those are technicalities.
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Masters shields are always based on slots, as it has been since 1970. See how many times, cities and locations have changed.

For tennis historians, the elegant and simple way to count is: Who won...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Hmm, you are just cherry-picking slots. As you say, they are switched since 2011. So what's the problem?
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

He just lucked out that he can complete the set without winning Rome as Rome & Madrid swapped slots. So he just only needs the 3rd one, MC.
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Not true, Roger has won on all slots except 3rd which if he wins tomorrow will complete the set.

Currently, Roger won 8 slots, Nole at 8, Rafa at 7, Andy at...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Wow. ignorance rampant. Take a look at this excellent article before debating.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_Masters_Series_records_and_statistics
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,762
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Masters 1000 tournaments Federer yet to win

Lendl has won all 9.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records#ATP_World_Tour_Masters_1000
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Sarasota QF CH: Nick Kyrgios def. [2]Donald Young 6-4 6-4

Precisely, Ryan had 27 wc (http://www.tennisabstract.com/cgi-bin/player.cgi?p=RyanHarrison&f=ACareerqqC2F1H3s31o1) & Jack at 20 wc...
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Whistleway
Re: Sarasota QF CH: Nick Kyrgios def. [2]Donald Young 6-4 6-4

27 in his career, more than half as a teen.

http://www.tennisabstract.com/cgi-bin/player.cgi?p=DonaldYoung&f=ACareerqqC2F1H3o1
Forum: General Messages 04-19-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 30,053
Posted By Whistleway
Re: MC SF: Federer d Djokovic 6-3 3-2 RET

10

http://www.tennisabstract.com/cgi-bin/player.cgi?p=NovakDjokovic&f=ACareerqqC2F3o1
Forum: General Messages 04-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,926
Posted By Whistleway
Re: WWW ? Monte Carlo SF: [2] Djokovic vs [4] Federer

straight for ND based on past 3-setters on clay.
Forum: General Messages 04-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Whistleway
Re: True or False?

Here's how the 77 days of match time breaks down by tournament:


Australian Open 7.71
Roland Garros 6.80
US Open 6.58
Wimbledon 6.47
Tour Finals 3.97
Basel 3.63
Miami Masters 3.60
Forum: General Messages 04-12-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Whistleway
Re: True or False?

For Q2:

Federer has played 1,117 singles matches at ATP main draws as a pro (excluding Davis Cup & Olympics) till date.

Total time on-court is 1,857 hours (or 77 days, thus 11 weeks).

Average...
Forum: General Messages 04-12-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Whistleway
Re: True or False?

Sure, here are all six pros who faced Federer in four grand slams. No one has faced him twice (yet):


AO RG WM US
Novak Djokovic 3 2 1 5
Tomas Berdych ...
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