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Any theories about why so many upsets this week?

No disrespect to any of the players, but going into this week, I wasn't expecting Bondarenko/Schiavone, Chakvedatze/Garrigues, and Sugiyama/Danilidou finals. Not only that, but the upsets were so ONE-SIDED too. Surface? Time of year? I am at a loss. Or is this not unusual????
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No disrespect to any of the players, but going into this week, I wasn't expecting Bondarenko/Schiavone, Chakvedatze/Garrigues, and Sugiyama/Danilidou finals. Not only that, but the upsets were so ONE-SIDED too. Surface? Time of year? I am at a loss.
Its getting towards the end of the season and I'm sure the motivation factor is almost kaput.
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Maybe some players have been accepting bungs to lose
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Bungs?????
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It's like a bribe basically. It's just big in the news in English football atm.
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Mainly time of the year. It's more or less all about the slams for the big guns, so there is less motivation for them after the US Open. Historically larger upsets have happened in the fall. The "scrubs" are still motivated to get points for the rankings.
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