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Old 05-20-2012, 04:44 AM   #1066
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yeah, I remember hearing commentators for baseball talking the other day about how the runners in scoring position average is more of a made up stat because over time it tends to be very close to your average anyway. In other words being clutch is just a made up stat.

I would think the same is true for tennis on bp's. That it would tend to your overall points won on serve % over time. But it'd be cool to find out
I'm not even sure how you would find that really though I have never seen the stat BP rate on 1st serve and BP rate on 2nd serve, which is what we would need I would think, unless over time, that would also normalize right to the players 1st serve percentage.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:29 AM   #1067
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I think Vashy will pick it up in the second half of the season around the grass court season or Rogers Cup/North American hard court season and finish strong.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #1068
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"@DrewLilley: Raonic replaced by fellow young Canadian rising star Vasek Pospisil ‪at Masters Guinot Mary Cohr‬ Willl play Verdasco at 2 pm Thursday."
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #1069
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whats going on there?
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:37 AM   #1070
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whats going on there?
What do you mean? What is unclear?

I am assuming that Milos found it didn't suit his schedule and/or was terrified at meeting Verdasco on clay again, so he suggested Vasek as a substitute to fill his spot, which Vasek is happy about as frankly he is a bit short on match play recently, and the tournament is happy enough too as no one has ever heard of a Canadian tennis player, so one will surely do as well as the next.

So everyone is happy, except maybe Verdasco who was looking forward to crushing Milos like a grape.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #1071
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What do you mean? What is unclear?

I am assuming that Milos found it didn't suit his schedule and/or was terrified at meeting Verdasco on clay again, so he suggested Vasek as a substitute to fill his spot, which Vasek is happy about as frankly he is a bit short on match play recently, and the tournament is happy enough too as no one has ever heard of a Canadian tennis player, so one will surely do as well as the next.

So everyone is happy, except maybe Verdasco who was looking forward to crushing Milos like a grape.
I just wonderedy why milos may have withdrawn ..wondering if he picked up some sort of injury

but i guess it could just be that he dicided he didnt need it

seems weird to me that they'd fill the spot with vasek though
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:54 AM   #1072
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I just wonderedy why milos may have withdrawn ..wondering if he picked up some sort of injury
I don't think so - he has been training in Barcelona and comes to Paris tomorrow where he is booked to practise with Lopez. Maybe it is not a good idea to come too early because of the difficulty getting practice courts at RG.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #1073
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I don't think so - he has been training in Barcelona and comes to Paris tomorrow where he is booked to practise with Lopez. Maybe it is not a good idea to come too early because of the difficulty getting practice courts at RG.
just me being my usual paranoied self
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #1074
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Vashy's BP struggles continue. 0-4 on BP opportunities, 0-1 on BP saved. He made a gross error on the BP he faced. Too bad.

At least apart from that he's playing well. 7-5 Verdasco.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #1075
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Much better 2nd set - 1 of 2 on BP opportunities, 2 of 2 BPs saved.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #1076
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he lost in 3

not sure of the final set score because i looked away and then it was gone but verdasco was up 7-4
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #1077
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Verdasco d Pospisil, 7-5, 3-6, 10-4.

This should be good for Vashy's confidence, even though it won't mean anything of course to Verdasco. The commentators were impressed with him - good serve, good movement, good variety, good all-round skills. They saw him going significantly up in the rankings.

When you watch Pospisil you are constantly on the edge of your seat as you don't know if he is going to impress you with a winner or appall you with a wild error.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #1078
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"Vashy's BP conversion watch"

Nando served much better in the match tie-break. Overall nice match from Vashy. The commentators seemed intrigued by his game. Good to get some court time, more than anything else.

P.S Wonder why he didn't answer in French. They would've loved it.


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Verdasco d Pospisil, 7-5, 3-6, 10-4.

This should be good for Vashy's confidence, even though it won't mean anything of course to Verdasco. The commentators were impressed with him - good serve, good movement, good variety, good all-round skills. They saw him going significantly up in the rankings.

When you watch Pospisil you are constantly on the edge of your seat as you don't know if he is going to impress you with a winner or appall you with a wild error.
So true.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #1079
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P.S Wonder why he didn't answer in French. They would've loved it.
I didn't see that bit, but I imagine he would feel intimidated speaking French in front of a whole group of people.

BTW nice to see you back here, Shuhrat!
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I didn't see that bit, but I imagine he would feel intimidated speaking French in front of a whole group of people.
He should utilize every opportunity to speak French in France!

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Thanks. It took some time to restore my love for Vashy.
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