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  1. Re: 2020 Predictions Contest Scores Weekly Thread

    I think so.

    We will see how many participants are still paying any attention. We did miss one week already as we were not.

    Overall it will be an odd year for the contest, at any rate.
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    CNN reports the suspension was reversed due to media attention.
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    Test reliability has been among the litany of challenges for the pandemic. I'll note again that I have a family member who certainly was infected with characteristic symptoms including the hallmark...
  4. Re: 2020 Predictions Contest Scores Weekly Thread

    Stopped paying attention here, too. In the months of no actual tournaments and wierd variants/exhos.

    Whoops.
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/31/tennis/serena-williams-facemasks-schools-spt-intl/index.html
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    Re: Maria Sharapova Has Retired

    I mean, HGH was used medically before it was abused for performance then later banned. Same for Steroids.
    It's more of policy catching up with use after the fact.

    Melodium wasn't developed with...
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    Re: Strokes. The GOAT's. Results

    Mind if I add some spacing and formatting? The text is running together for me in a distracting way.
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    Re: Politics Random Random

    Added context of the Ohio bribery case and why it was a bigger deal than just the headline seems:

    https://twitter.com/fawfulfan/status/1285991684925345793
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    Talked to my sister. She apparently hasn't felt well since catching it it March. Cyclically going down and feeling terrible with no energy and foggy-headed. Spent yesterday in bed with her husband...
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    Poll: Re: Great strokes. Smash. WTA

    Probably not fair, but I somehow mentally associate Serena with an overhead Smash more than any other WTA player, so she got my vote here.

    It's just what I picture her doing when she's brought to...
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    Poll: Re: Great strokes. BH volley. ATP.

    Also a shout out to Bjorkman and many others who were considered doubles specialists.
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    Wimbledon is apparently giving out prize money anyway. 12.5k to all who would have been in qualifier draw, and 25k to all who would have been in the main draw.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Great strokes. BH volley. ATP.

    I was very tempted to vote Santoro here.
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    A Conan writer shares her experiences and emotions with losing her politically conservative mother to COVID in an interview with him.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhS4EXLOTI8
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    I no longer care for Thiem. And I kinda did before. A little too late.
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    Poll: Re: Great strokes. FIRST SERVE, ATP.

    Hmmm. I'm having a hard time deciding. But I think I'm going with Sampras.
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    Worth noting that it was after 2 negative tests, too...

    *Glances over at Thiem's ongoing exhibition touring*
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    Weird choice to post that in the corner of a giant B&W selfie.
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    https://youtu.be/qrHXXahUjWc

    Nice video from Wimbledon narrated by Evert
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Oh, I agree.

    I just understood Ponchi wanted a fun moment in recapping various dumb moments in tennis.
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Hmmm.

    Well, a few dumb things spring to mind.

    One was Xavier Malisse throwing a tantrum and refusing to play by laying down on court in the 2005 Miami Masters.

    Another was Hewitt vs Blake in...
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    USO will be a disaster if/when it happens. You can't trust large groups to act responsibly. It only takes a small fraction to ruin things.
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    Re: Best Matches Discussion

    I did want separate ATP/WTA brackets initially, but didn't feel like we had enough even submissions for that.
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    Re: Covid19 & Tennis

    I don't think I can say anything nice here.

    This has been a big disappointment for the sport to have the number 1 acting the way he has (false information, pushing pseudoscience "cures", and his...
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    Best Matches Discussion

    Looks to me like we have a winner.


    The match some writers have called the best of all time emerges on top here as well.

    Opening this thread of general contest comments, shared thoughts, and...
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