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Old 09-22-2013, 01:25 AM   #1531
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I wish ATP level clay season was all year, they must ban the other surfaces, that's not real tennis IMO.
I'm on the same opinion. I love clay tennis.




Prepare for work I'm lazy. But I find that funny I didn't sleep at all. After starting to work I won't laugh so much though.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:28 AM   #1532
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I'm on the same opinion. I love clay tennis.




Prepare for work I'm lazy. But I find that funny I didn't sleep at all. After starting to work I won't laugh so much though.
I live in HC central, so I used to of course prefer HC, but I've really come around to clay, I know Wimby is great and traditional and all that, but grass, really, as a surface just not into it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #1533
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I always liked clay. I'm okay with slower hard courts as well, though But not that much.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:40 AM   #1534
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I always liked clay. I'm okay with slower hard courts as well, though But not that much.
Like the AO.

Well if you are now preparing and can't chat anymore, it was good to do so, see you soon and hope work goes well.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:42 AM   #1535
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Like AO. Start of the new year is always special anyway so I like it so much.

I really go to prepare, just finished my coffee. Was nice to talk to you. Hope we see you more on this thread. Thanks. Good evening and night when you leave.
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But then I could talk to you in here, and no one would have a clue what we were talking about
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:10 AM   #1537
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:28 AM   #1538
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wow, you're up early.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:36 AM   #1539
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Yep. I used to sleep late on days off when I was younger. Now I have to get up early because my back refuses to lie down more than six hours or so on the trot, I have a chronic back situation. I just need to be up for an hour or so and then I can go to bed again.

I read through worries about losing top-100 in TT, is this a common cutoff for tournament entry? Sounds like luxury problems to 335-ranked me
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Yep. I used to sleep late on days off when I was younger. Now I have to get up early because my back refuses to lie down more than six hours or so on the trot, I have a chronic back situation. I just need to be up for an hour or so and then I can go to bed again.

I read through worries about losing top-100 in TT, is this a common cutoff for tournament entry? Sounds like luxury problems to 335-ranked me
not really, it's just nice to be in the top-100. I was in the top 100 for maybe a week or two until I fell out again. I think my career high is 90.

The Grand Slam main draw cutoff is 112-ish. In my current Bangkok tournament the cutoff was 49. For Masters it's in the 70s.

You are doing very well, you'll go up the rankings in no time.
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not really, it's just nice to be in the top-100. I was in the top 100 for maybe a week or two until I fell out again. I think my career high is 90.

The Grand Slam main draw cutoff is 112-ish. In my current Bangkok tournament the cutoff was 49. For Masters it's in the 70s.

You are doing very well, you'll go up the rankings in no time.
I see, it's a common goal. I won't look at that just yet, too long away. My current goal is to enter the qualies in AO. I understand it's a 128 + 128, so should be 240 places altogether. I need to rise a bit for that, even allowing for several players ranked above me not entering.

Do you think I'm doing well? My singles W/L is 1-3, or 25%. I was unlucky not to proceed from R1 last time with 7/8 seeing as several others won their matches on 7, 6 or even 5, but I was lucky the one time I did advance, my opponent had the worst score of everyone in the field and mine was not very impressive. Better in doubles, W/L 3-3, but Tomek. carried me to that SF so I have only one match win where I did as well or better than partner. So I do not feel I've been very impressive so far, but I didn't expect to be in the beginning either, so I'm not too disappointed. I have picked up a thing or two and hope to do better. You can follow my progress in week 40 & 41 where I'm entered into your tournaments
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Yeah, I think Adey will pass you going this way
There's more than a bit of truth in that - I think 50 people will pass me if I can't do some damage limitation in the next two or three weeks - I've been drawn against top seed this week too so it's not promising.

I lost the match of the year that everyone wanted to see in TF - against my doubles partner of 4 years there

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Morning Ady

Sad to see you expect to plummet in the rankings Hope you can do well enough to defend most of your points, if not all. That's one thing I can relax about, I'm not defending anything for a long time I did still drop in the doubles rankings last week, though, from 289 to 290
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Sad to see you expect to plummet in the rankings Hope you can do well enough to defend most of your points, if not all. That's one thing I can relax about, I'm not defending anything for a long time I did still drop in the doubles rankings last week, though, from 289 to 290
I'm going to plummet in doubles too if not careful - got the Paris title to defend in November.

Today the best thing in TT starts for me and one of the main reasons why I wanted to be a Board Member - the Changes thread is opened - for a month every single person gets a chance to give their opinions about what they think needs changing - then we have discussions about the topics after that - then there's polls on the subject players want changing - and then the changes that players want get made. I love the interaction of it all.
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I'm going to plummet in doubles too if not careful - got the Paris title to defend in November.

Today the best thing in TT starts for me and one of the main reasons why I wanted to be a Board Member - the Changes thread is opened - for a month every single person gets a chance to give their opinions about what they think needs changing - then we have discussions about the topics after that - then there's polls on the subject players want changing - and then the changes that players want get made. I love the interaction of it all.
Sounds nice I have one thing I'd like to change, actually, but I don't know if it would be terribly impractical for a manager. I'd like the opportunity to give separate picks for singles and doubles. Occasionally you have to take risks in one and not the other. And then you could also send your partner your doubles picks in advance if you're paired off against him. Would this be much extra work?
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