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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. 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

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    Tennis , ATP , WTA , Player
  3. Myth about “mentally tough” Nadal and “talented but mentally

    weak" Federer.

    I always believed in numerical proof of my point.

    Let’s examine losses of Federer and Nadal.

    Federer has 160 losses.

    Best of 3:
    60: 0-2
    59: 1-2

    Virtually 50% chances that Fed will take a set, when he is losing.

    Best of 5:
    15 losses 0-3;
    12 losses 1-3;
    13 losses 2-3;

    Nadal has 89 losses:

    Best of 3:
    40: 0-2
    26: ...

    Updated 07-20-2012 at 05:32 AM by mick1303

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    Tennis , ATP , Player