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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Mon 26, 2018 6:37 pm

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Yes, I recall it's quite complicated. I believe he's gluten intolerant too.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Tue 27, 2018 8:43 am

Is it me or is Tiafoe playing top 10 tennis?

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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Tue 27, 2018 8:57 am

Oh, boy, brama, brama!!

Miami Open: Nick Kyrgios & Fernando Verdasco row after Australian's 'lose' tweet

Nick Kyrgios and Spain's Fernando Verdasco traded insults on social media after the Australian said he wanted his Tour rival to lose at the Miami Open.

Kyrgios called Verdasco "the saltiest dude" as the Spaniard argued with Thanasi Kokkinakis during his last-32 win over Kyrgios' compatriot.

Verdasco responded by saying Kyrgios 'lacked courage' for later deleting his tweet, which also mocked Verdasco's record against Australian opponents.

The pair could meet in the semi-finals.

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Verdasco, ranked 39th in the world, argued with Kokkinakis in the final set of his 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win after accusing the Australian qualifier's father of talking during his serves.

The often-outspoken Kyrgios, 22, then tweeted: "I hope TK wins this match, Verdasco is the saltiest dude, must be frustrated at his past success against Aussies."

Fernando Verdasco replies to Nick Kyrgios tweet
Verdasco, 34, had lost his previous six matches against Australian players, including his two meetings with Kyrgios in 2015 and 2016, before beating Kokkinakis.

After the near three-hour match, Verdasco replied: "When you have the courage to put a tweet insulting another player you need to have the same to don't delete it."
That sparked another response from Kyrgios, who said: "I would honestly have told it to Fernando's face, the reason I deleted my previous tweet was because I didn't want to cause unwanted attention, but I'm just gonna leave this here. Thanks for blocking me, I'm sure that took a lot of courage x."

Verdasco faces fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat American Steve Johnson 6-4 6-4, in the last 16 on Tuesday.

Kyrgios breezed through with a 6-3 6-3 win over Fabio Fognini, setting up a last-16 match with German fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

Zverev, 20, rallied from a set down to beat Spain's David Ferrer 2-6 6-2 6-4.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson also reached the fourth round with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win over Russia's Karen Khachanov, while Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset 11th-seeded American Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 7-5.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Tue 27, 2018 9:48 am

Sure hope Tiafoe doesn't turn into Monfils 2.0 with the clowning.

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Post by Graveller » Mar Tue 27, 2018 10:56 am

I entered my ATP PGame scores for R16, and then saw that two matches altrady had started. So I removed one score removed one score (isner vs Cilic) and re-entered the default for the other (0-4 0-4)...
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 27, 2018 11:29 am

Yeah.. sometimes I am late. So I go "oh well, that's life".
Thanks.
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Post by rex » Mar Tue 27, 2018 12:39 pm

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Keeping it real, Grav', thanks. I've done this myself, forgetting sometimes to timely input scores and just have to take the hit. You, as well as Ace, know that I don't like default scores for any round. So, for myself, if I'm late I'm going to just delete the names associated with the section of the draw in play that I was late for so I don't get any credit for such. That's just for me, for I'm against getting credit for something I didn't attempt, getting something for nothing.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 27, 2018 2:54 pm

:) the default 4-0 4-0 scores are to help, with a bit of luck, a participant who forgot to enter the scores...
I'll take it.

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Post by Graveller » Mar Tue 27, 2018 4:47 pm

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Actually, I agree with Rex and I should have re-entered the default scores for the DelPotro match and Raonic match too.
That section should have been closed when I entered them (I was not aware that bottom section was already active).
And in that case, I would not have won points with DelPotro (as he lost with the default.

Ace, Rex, I reopened the bottom section temporarily so I could delete my scores. I felt that I should not get those DelPo-points and thus replaced my prediction with the defaults. We need to set the example, and not enter scores in a section that was supposed to be closed (even if the match had not started yet).
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 27, 2018 4:55 pm

yes... no one should enter a score in a closed section.
What I said is that when the section should be close, I just close it, leaving all the default scores intact.
It's like, dude you are late, you get the default score as if you never showed up. No need to touch anything. Just close the section and move on.
Because if you change your scores to blank or 0, you are basically posting after the deadline and the time will reflect that you made changes when no one was supposed to..
So better close and let everything stand.. default scores and else. Then there is no confusion about someone changing score after deadline, no matter what he changed it to.
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Post by Graveller » Mar Tue 27, 2018 5:34 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 The section with a time post-match-time is one with defaults... no reason for someone to complain.

My problem was that I posted scores (while sitting on the train) in a section that was supposed to be closed.
I now have the scores from the default (resulting in less points for me)... no one should complain about that &#128512;
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 27, 2018 5:47 pm

lol lol.. not me..#ed_op#br#ed_cl#That can happen and it's the right thing to do to remove the score.. No issue with that. Because the mistake is already made.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#My only point is that we had an open discussion about whether we should have default score or not.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#We found a compromise by deciding that default scores should stand for early rounds, not for QF, SF and Final.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#So I am saying if I am late for an early round, I don't remove the 4-0 4-0. Because that creates an "illegal" timestamp. (score being updated after the deadline even though no unfair advantage is sought). #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#From what I read from Rex, he didn't want those default points ... :) The man is no greedy.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#So I think in that case, the best approach is to set them to 0 at the beginning of the tournament. That way if he is late, he doesn't&nbsp; have to change the timestamp by erasing them. All that is left is close the section.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Fri 30, 2018 6:46 pm

i was just curious to see who these 2 men's semifinalist look like so turned on the stream.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#What I am noticing is that their serves are bigger than the women's. No surprise here.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#But IMO, Osapenko and Collins ground strokes are heavier and faster than the ground strokes of these 2 players. I wish they could record their ground strokes for a few games and compare to Ostapenko vs Collins.. I'd like to see the number because I think I am right about. Unfortunately, it's just perception, critics might say.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Alright, enough.. not interesting in watching ATP .. grinders and counterpunchers.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#I am used to ladies punishing that fuzzy thing off the ground. Bring on lady Osta and her bombs. :)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Fri 30, 2018 7:25 pm

If the young guns can't make a run for it now, when? Besides DelPo, every other GS winner is injured and inactive.

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Post by Pyotr » Mar Sat 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Would be nice to see John with likely his best and only chance to win one,
but still not betting on it.

BTW, what's with Federer skipping out on clay again? Unless legitimately injured
I see it as a punk move.

As for the young guns, all just seem so mentally fragile. No game, guts, and attitude
to step up and take the mantle. I do get where Safin is coming from.

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