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Oct 25, 2017
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Serena isn't even winning womens titles these days how is she gonna beat the top men haha. She wouldn't beat anyone in the main draw of a slam on the mens side. Whatever data they are using to come to that conclusion is garbage
 
Oct 28, 2017
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She would not win any of those matches. Joker, Fed, Nadal...not happening. She'd be lucky to even win a game against any of those 3.

Serena is a great champion of women's tennis and fully deserves all her accolades as the best but this idea that men's and women's tennis is on par is complete horseshit.

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I'll just leave this here for the annual rebuttal of Serena would beat the top men hits grabbing article...

Karsten Braasch v the Williams Sisters

During the 1998 Australian Open, sisters Serena and Venus Williams boasted that they could beat any man ranked outside the world's top 200. The challenge was accepted by Karsten Braasch, a German player ranked No 203 (his highest ranking was No 38). Before the matches, Braasch played a round of golf in the morning, drank a couple of beers, smoked a few cigarettes, and then played the Williams sisters for a set each, one after the other. He defeated Serena, 6-1, and Venus, 6-2. Serena said afterwards "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on the women's tour and he got to them easily."


In 1999 when Serena Williams was 18 and ranked 4th in the world, she re-opened the debate on whether women can compete with men in professional sport. The US Open champion believed she could take on and beat the best players in the men's game - she even applied for a wild card entry to take part in a men's singles event, the Eurocard Open, but this did not eventuate, mainly because she could not compete as she was not a man.
 
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A sad attempt to be able to label anyone who disagrees with said data sexist/misogynistic/etc.

Edit: Checking their YouTube channel, it’s clear they were just doing clickbait / were desperate for views.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCfdQ3guIkuo6raBPcuKyHmQ/videos
Oh yeah theyre trolling big time. Arguing in bad faith

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Big Data Tennis1 month ago (edited)
So far the comments are mostly men who can't believe that a woman could beat anyone on the ATP tour. ⬇
 
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On a separate note, I'm going to the night session in Houston tomorrow. Opelka v. Ruud followed by a Byran bros match. My friend who's volunteering for the tournament picked up Jordan Thompson from the airport last week. I would volunteer too if I weren't working
 
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lots of parity this year. Serena Williams still without a title in 2019 but she can beat most of the top 10 mens players according to that big data site

 
Oct 29, 2017
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Medvedev knocks Djokovic out of Monte Carlo

Pella and Nadal broke each other 4 times in the first set. Nadal wins the breaker 7-1.
 
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Dec 3, 2018
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I've been watching tennis for decades, had a random thought about Tsitsipas. His game is devastating and he has an ease about it that you don't see in many other tennis players, and there's always been something off or quirky about the way he carries himself on the court and his physicality. It dawned on me that it might be that he appears to be one of those tall, skinny guys (ectomorph?) but has really thick bones. Is this a dumb observation? There's just something about him that's unusual physically to me. Like a combo of awkward but elegant?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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my way too early RG predictions:
Nadal wins playing mediocre tennis but never really in doubt, won't face a top 10 clay player all tournament.
Djokovic out in QF
Federer out in R2 or 3


for the women's side... who knows? seemingly every person ranked in the top 100 can take it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Madrid projected quarters:

Djokovic v Del Potro
Federer v Thiem

Tsitsipas v Zverev
Nishikori v Nadal


Osaka v Pliskova
Halep v Svitolina

Stephens v Kerber
Bertens v Kvitova
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Taylor Fritz robbed us from a Dimitrov-Djoker match at Madrid. I wanted to see Novak pissed off and swearing at the spanish crowd in serbian again.

 
Oct 29, 2017
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Fed playing half volley from the baseline on clay court against a player like Thiem is an amazement in itself. Don't if he'll win and whatever, just seeing that applied successfully on clay is worth the try.