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2019 Running Tennis thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by John B. Foster, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    He's Ringo in the once "Big 4".
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Women’s final 4: 7, 8, 11 and unseeded.
    Parity or bad seeding)
  3. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Well-Known Member

    Thicker than a Snicker

  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I know they have to use WTA rankings as a guide but the fact that Serena keeps getting double-digit seeds and keeps making deep runs is kinda stupid.

    2018 French: unseeded, made quarterfinals
    2018 Wimbledon: No. 25, was runner-up
    2018 U.S.: No. 17, was runner-up
    2019 Australian: No. 16, made quarterfinals.
    2019 French: No. 10, made 3rd round
    2019 Wimbledon: No. 11, made at least semifinals.

    Five of the last six majors she's in the top 8. Let's start with that as her bottom seeding.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    is she alone in being poorly seeded? Are the other 3 quarter finalists in the top 8
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It's parity and/or unpredictability. You have a lot of players in the top 20 that wouldn't surprise you if they reaches the semis or lost in the first or second round. In fact, that seems to happen with some regularity at tourneys big and small.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Simona Halep started the year No. 1, lost a ton of points losing in quarterfinals of French Open after winning it the year before. Now sits at No. 7.

    The top four seeds entering the tournament:
    1. Ashleigh Barty (just coming off French Open high)
    2. Naomi Osaka (in a freefall without a parachute)
    3. Angelique Kerber (confidence comes and goes, can win a major or lose in first round)
    4. Kiki Bertens (career high ranking, partly because she's already played 47 matches this year and won two titles --- Serena, by contrast, has played 12 matches in 2019 with 0 titles).
  8. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Halep and Svitolina were seeded according to their WTA ranking. Strycova entered 54th, so being unseeded is right for her as well.

    I think the problem is that when a tournament like Wimbledon goes by WTA rankings to the exact ranking, you have weird outcomes. Does anyone think Bertens, who hasn;t been past the quarters in the last 13 majors, is the fourth-best player in the world?
  9. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Who's watching Federer/Nadal now? Great first set
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Very crisp Tennis; Fed coming in the difference
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    6-1 Nadal in 2nd, oh oooooh, didn't watch but something tells me Fed's missing his groundies now.

    Djoker v. Fed = Djoker in no less than 4; Djoker v. Nadal = tougher match but Djoker is just better now in everything such as serve, groundies, return (everything but mental toughness and even that's close), especially on grass.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

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