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Forum: The Federer Express 05-27-2015, 12:44 PM
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Forum: The Federer Express 05-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 159,030
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: Non-Tennis 05-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
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: 19
Views: 624
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: 2,649
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: 2,649
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: 3,891
Views: 372,767
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: 12,071
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: 12,071
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: 12,071
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: 5,153
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: 49
Views: 14,450
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: 2,599
Views: 159,030
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: 2,599
Views: 159,030
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: 16,859
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.
Forum: Statistics 11-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,305
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Purple Rainbows TMS Era (and beyond!) Ranking List!

I was surprised as well to see Djokovic has already surpassed Spampras at this point.
The ranking rewards all round success, success in TMS/1000 events and consistent deep runs in tournaments.

While...
Forum: Statistics 11-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,305
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 at Years End 2014 (in brackets the score after Roland Garros 2014):

1 (1) Federer,...
Forum: Non-Tennis 11-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,990
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: Non-Tennis 10-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,250
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Who are you fav active basketball players?

In no particular order:
Ricky Rubio, Joakim Noah, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, Gasol brothers, Boris Diaw, Manu Ginobli, Kahwi Leonard.

Guess I'm an internationalist.. And I only get to see the big...
Forum: General Messages 09-15-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,431
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Will Berdych and Tsonga be absolutely kicking themselves for never winning a slam

Combined career earnings of 32 million dollars will certainly ease the pain somewhat.
Forum: Statistics 09-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,450
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Cilic at the US Open 2014 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):


F: Kei Nishikori (3)
SF: Roger Federer (14)
QF: ...
Forum: Statistics 09-09-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,450
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Forum: Statistics 09-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,450
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

Yup! Will update tonight (I hate monday finals)! :-)
Forum: Statistics 07-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
#1!
Views: 16,859
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: #1!

COngratulations to the new (and former) world number one, Novak Djokovic.
By overtaking Nadal in the current rankings, Djokovic also surpassed Agassi in the all-time list of weeks at number one!
Forum: Statistics 07-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,450
Posted By Purple Rainbow
Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Djokovic at Wimbledon 2014 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):


F: Roger Federer (13)
SF: Grigor Dimitrov (1)
QF: ...
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