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  1. The Summer of Nick Kyrgios

    The summer, North American portion of the ATP tour really started with the playing of the Rogers Cup in Canada. Although a few smaller tournaments are played prior to this Masters 1000, the Rogers cup brings out of their short Post Wimbledon sabbatical the top names. Montreal saw the return of Novak Djokovic to action, and the return of Rafa Nadal to hard courts. At Cincinnati, Roger Federer joined the tour once more and it all ended, in splendorous fashion, with Djokovic winning the U.S. Open. ...
  2. ATP 2014 in numbers

    All the figures below are based on main draws of ATP tour only challengers and lower tier events are not included. Qualification matches also not included.

    All the data below is based on 64 ATP tournaments + Davis Cup. Total matches taken into account 2688

    Ranking is based on the following point values:

    Category______T____RU___SF
    Grand_Slam___1000__600__360
    YEC___________750__500__300
    1000_Series___500__300__180
    500_Series____250__150___90
    ...

    Updated 11-26-2014 at 03:15 AM by mick1303

    Categories
    Tennis , ATP
  3. ATP 2013 in numbers

    All the figures below are based on main draws of ATP tour only challengers and lower tier events are not included. Qualification matches also not included.

    All the data below is based on 65 ATP tournaments + Davis Cup. Total matches taken into account 2719

    Ranking is based on the following point values:

    Category______T____RU___SF
    Grand_Slam___1000__600__360
    YEC___________750__500__300
    1000_Series___500__300__180
    500_Series____250__150___90
    ...
    Categories
    Tennis , ATP
  4. My proposal on time violation

    Many players and spectators are arguing lately that something needs to be done about this problem.
    Obviously, existing rules do not work, because umpires are reluctunt to apply them - players gets warning on the first offense and then point penalty. This is too "black-n-white" of a rule, it does not give umpires necessary flexibility, they're afraid to interrupt the flow of a match and "time stretchers" thrive...

    My proposal - do not apply warnings and point ...

    Updated 04-19-2013 at 10:51 PM by mick1303

    Categories
    Tennis , ATP , WTA , Player
  5. Scrub vs Qualifier: The Eternal Battle

    I have been participating in various prediction contests for years, and one of the things I have learned is to be wary of picking against qualifiers. I can't count the number of times I made a prediction thinking "Player X has this one easy, he/she is playing a qualifier," then watching player X crash and burn against that very same qualifier. I started wondering about the overall success of qualifiers in tournaments, with two questions in mind:

    1. How well do qualifiers do ...
    Categories
    WTA , Tennis , ATP
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