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Is the "2nd week of a Major" the R16 or the QF?

When you think of (or say) the "2nd week of a Major", do you generally think of the R16 or the QF?
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Re: Is the "2nd week of a Major" the R16 or the QF?

If you know how to read a calendar, there shouldn't be anything to think about.

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Re: Is the "2nd week of a Major" the R16 or the QF?

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If you know how to read a calendar, there shouldn't be anything to think about.
But honestly, the calendar doesn't help that much. For example, at the Australian Open this year, half of the 4th round was played on Day 7, and half of the 4th round was played on Day 8. Does that mean that those who played on Day 8 made the 2nd week and those who played on Day 7 didn't? That doesn't seem to make sense
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But honestly, the calendar doesn't help that much. For example, at the Australian Open this year, half of the 4th round was played on Day 7, and half of the 4th round was played on Day 8. Does that mean that those who played on Day 8 made the 2nd week and those who played on Day 7 didn't? That doesn't seem to make sense
4th round = second week... doesn't matter that you play on Sunday. 4ht round matches are done in the 2nd week... so it's considered to be part of the second week even though you play your 4th round Sunday. It's obvious.




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Re: Is the "2nd week of a Major" the R16 or the QF?

Of course it is the 4th round. Always has been, even if half is played on Sunday.
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Re: Is the "2nd week of a Major" the R16 or the QF?

It depends on the player; if commentators like that player and she/he/it made it to the 4th rd, they say "oh, that hoebag is into the second week"

if they hate that person, then they need to make quarterfinals (or if their 4th round is completed on Monday due to rain delay) to be in the second week.

P.S. I just made all that crap up. Really, the phrase is subjective; there's no clear cut distinction
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It depends on the player; if commentators like that player and she/he/it made it to the 4th rd, they say "oh, that hoebag is into the second week"

if they hate that person, then they need to make quarterfinals (or if their 4th round is completed on Monday due to rain delay) to be in the second week.

P.S. I just made all that crap up. Really, the phrase is subjective; there's no clear cut distinction


It's not really subjecitve... The "second week" has always meant R16... If you make something up, it doesn't mean it's subjective.




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4th round = second week... doesn't matter that you play on Sunday. 4ht round matches are done in the 2nd week... so it's considered to be part of the second week even though you play your 4th round Sunday. It's obvious.
How is it "obvious"? I mean, it seems like someone who knows nothing about tennis at all would tend to think "2nd week" meant QF and on... (at least every person I know who knows nothing about tennis thinks this!)
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How is it "obvious"? I mean, it seems like someone who knows nothing about tennis at all would tend to think "2nd week" meant QF and on... (at least every person I know who knows nothing about tennis thinks this!)
Welll, if they knew something about the majors, they'd know that the 4th round is completed in the 2nd week, like I said.




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I don't care when the fourth round starts, the second week of a major begins on Day Eight. Period.

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Welll, if they knew something about the majors, they'd know that the 4th round is completed in the 2nd week, like I said.
So then it's not "obvious" really - that knowledge depends upon 1) prior familiarity with grand slam tennis tournaments and 2) knowledge that a round's placement into a "week" (either first or second) is dependent upon when that round is completed (rather than when that round is started)
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I don't care when the fourth round starts, the second week of a major begins on Day Eight. Period.
So then some of the last 16 make the 2nd week and others don't?
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So then it's not "obvious" really - that knowledge depends upon 1) prior familiarity with grand slam tennis tournaments and 2) knowledge that a round's placement into a "week" (either first or second) is dependent upon when that round is completed (rather than when that round is started)
Well, if you know nothing about tennis, then it won't be obvious to you what a backhand is. I mean, what are you driving at?




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I don't care when the fourth round starts, the second week of a major begins on Day Eight. Period.
Right. Then someone who lost in the 4th round on Saturday would make the second week and someone who is playing his 4th round Monday didn't? Obviously that makes no sense.




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