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Djokovic def. Niland 6-0 5-1 ret.
Cipolla def. Nishikori 6-4 6-2 ret.
Ilhan def. Dancevic 6-3 6-2 1-0 ret.
Dutra Da Silva def. Sorensen 6-0 3-6 6-4 1-0 ret.
Junqueira def. Beck 6-2 ret.
Chela def. Matosevic 3-1 ret.
Monaco def. Stepanek 6-4 6-1 2-0 ret.
Nadal def. Mahut 6-2 6-2 ret.
Tipsarevic def. Berdych 6-4 5-0 ret.
Ferrero def. Granollers 6-1 4-3 ret.

Insane.

Is there any logical explanation for this or is it just a pure coincidence?
 

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Grueling season schedule, and also too much entry money for many of the players to not show up(not saying they should get less) despite having smaller injuries.
 

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Rigged! Hope ESPN will investigate on this... Probabilities are unlikely..
 

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The season isn't any more grueling than past seasons...It's probably coincidence.
 

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Waiting for the math guys to calculate the odds of this happening and come to the conclusion that it's all rigged by the ATP maffia so they can have their precious Fedal final
 

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Djokovic def. Niland 6-0 5-1 ret.
Cipolla def. Nishikori 6-4 6-2 ret.
Ilhan def. Dancevic 6-3 6-2 1-0 ret.
Dutra Da Silva def. Sorensen 6-0 3-6 6-4 1-0 ret.
Junqueira def. Beck 6-2 ret.
Chela def. Matosevic 3-1 ret.
Monaco def. Stepanek 6-4 6-1 2-0 ret.
Nadal def. Mahut 6-2 6-2 ret.
Tipsarevic def. Berdych 6-4 5-0 ret.
Ferrero def. Granollers 6-1 4-3 ret.

Insane.

Is there any logical explanation for this or is it just a pure coincidence?
To be honest, Berdych came here injured, Nishikori has a history of injuries, Stepanek is a veteran and has won a atp 500 recently; Niland wasn't injured, he had food poisoning.

I don't know much about the rest of the guys, but I think it's not so bad as it looks - the only big name there is Berdych and if this weren't a slam, he probably wouldn't have entered even :)
 

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... also too much entry money for many of the players to not show up (not saying they should get less) despite having smaller injuries.
If players are making a show at playing (planning to retire in the first round), why not consider cutting in half the $$$ for first round retirements compared to first round losses? That way either: a) healthy players will get a chance to enter, or b) players will at least complete one match for the fans' sake.


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So many players lack integrity and there is no real punishment. BS retirements have gradually become more and more brazen.

The lack of punishment being the biggest problem.
 

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All this shit makes that the winner will only get a semi-slam. Djokovic close to 3,5 slams.
 

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If players are making a show at playing (planning to retire in the first round), why not consider cutting in half the $$$ for first round retirements compared to first round losses? That way either: a) healthy players will get a chance to enter, or b) players will at least complete one match for the fans' sake.


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I dont quite understand how it would benefit the fans that an injured player hangs in there for three sets when everyone know he is finished. If you´re injured, retire. If not, play it through. That´s the bottom line.
 

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Tennis has overall come to revolve more and more about running down your opponent. It's too easy to take swats at the ball with today's junior racquets and lux strings, which has prompted the development of grittier courts and heavier balls, which has made it far more difficult to approach the net, etc etc.

If the ATP really wants to attack this problem from the right end they need to consider regulations on racquet head size and string development. Technical innovations which make it easier to hit the ball well doesn't automatically translate to better tennis being played.
 

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I dont quite understand how it would benefit the fans that an injured player hangs in there for three sets when everyone know he is finished. If you´re injured, retire. If not, play it through. That´s the bottom line.
That is true if the player has an injury that is truly hampering his/her play. But many players start a competition with a variety of injuries that are bothersome but not incapacitating. If incapacitating or likely to worsen the injury, the player should not even begin the match.

It seems though that many people think some injured players start a match only to plan to retire, just to collect the first round paycheck. After all how is it that each of these 11 injuries suddenly got grave enough to retire after a set or two? Surely in practice the players could gauge the injury's likely impact on their play. If the inducement to play injured is the paycheck, the question is how to lessen that factor and thus reduce the number who start with serious injuries and who then retire mid-match.
 

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pussy players
Spartan era finished in 2006
 

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When was the last time Fakervic or Nadull had to play 6/7 real matches to win a slam? Slams are a joke, and the solution was to give byes and 3 set finals in masters to make them even more of a joke. The tour is far less grueling than in the past and yet more and more guys are retiring, especially against the top 2. With the gambling problem in tennis, i wouldn't be surprised if Don Tony was handing out some "gifts" for retirements on that side of the draw :eek:
 

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We would have run out of Lucky Losers...
 
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