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Forum: General Messages   Jan 26th, 2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,982
Posted By larryd
Re: Federer calls Sharapova and Davis b*tches

We are in 2016, dear. It is not 1970 anymore.
Forum: General Messages   Jan 26th, 2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,982
Posted By larryd
Re: Federer calls Sharapova and Davis b*tches

Misogyny??? What misogyny?!
It's the men's locker room. Have you ever heard guys talk in the locker room? What do you expect? That they would call them ladies?

That's regular men's locker room...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 12th, 2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,773
Posted By larryd
Re: But actually...how relevant are Court's Slams?

Open Era records are often a big fat marketing strategy designed by the ITF, ATP, WTA, media and TVs to sell today's events. Their goal is to make the younger audience believe that they are...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 26th, 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By larryd
Re: WTA investment in UK and Ireland

There used to be tournaments in Scotland and Ireland until the 1970s. The Irish Open was a huge and prestigious event. The lack of relevant female players was a key factor that killed those...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 26th, 2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,400
Posted By larryd
Re: Prague tournament doubles prize money to $500,000

Expected. With Kvitova, Safarova and Pliskova all in the top ten, Prague should actually be a Premier. They could easily have 5 or 6 top ten players in the draw.
Anyway this is a step in the right...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 20th, 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,615
Posted By larryd
The user Eldanielfire doesn't like America. If it...

The user Eldanielfire doesn't like America. If it depended on him, the entire US Open Series should relocate to Europe.
Europe is the only successful tennis market in his opinion. And if you don't...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 16th, 2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,768
Posted By larryd
Re: The Steve Simon effect: no more China, new WTA 125s in Croatia and Argentina

The Czech Republic will have 3 top ten players in 2016. Pliskova will be considered #10 in terms of commitments due to Pennetta's retirement.
I wonder whether Prague will be granted Premier status...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 15th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,310
Posted By larryd
No. This year she did great in Australia and look...

No. This year she did great in Australia and look at what happened.
Forum: General Messages   Nov 15th, 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,310
Posted By larryd
Kvitova won the most important of them all...

Kvitova won the most important of them all though. No match is more important than a Wimbledon final...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 15th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,768
Posted By larryd
Buenos Aires is definitely his idea. or at least...

Buenos Aires is definitely his idea. or at least he pushed and finalized negotiations that were already happening.
In one of his recent interviews he said that one of his goals was to expand the...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 15th, 2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,310
Posted By larryd
Re: Is Kvitova - Sharapova best rivalry among current TOP players?

They have played some huge matches in the last few years. Wimbledon final, Australian Open semifinal, French Open semifinal, Beijing final, WTA Champs semifinal, Fed Cup final.
It is definitely a...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 15th, 2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,768
Posted By larryd
One of the main sponsors in Buenos Aires is...

One of the main sponsors in Buenos Aires is supposed to be Fila, which also sponsors Jankovic and Goerges
Forum: General Messages   Nov 14th, 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,768
Posted By larryd
The Steve Simon effect: no more China, new WTA 125s in Croatia and Argentina

Already confirmed: new WTA 125 in Bol (Croatia) May 31 - June 05.
To be confirmed in the next couple of weeks: new WTA 125 in Buenos Aires February 8-14

These two events are going to join the WTA...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,099
Posted By larryd
Re: WTA is more American than Coca Cola and Google

Stats that prove these two very debatable assumptions?

The game's biggest stars are still two American sisters and a Russian import in the US. They are the ones that sell tickets, transcend the...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,720
Posted By larryd
Re: Challenge: Predict the Top 10 of 2016

Since you are so good, why don't you post your prediction? Then we'll see where you finish at the end of the year.
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,720
Posted By larryd
Re: Challenge: Predict the Top 10 of 2016

1. Muguruza
2. Kvitova
3. Sharapova
4. Serena
5. A.Radwanska
6. Bencic
7. Keys
8. Pliskova
9. Venus
10. Svitolina
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,100
Posted By larryd
Re: Official 2015 WTA Year-End Ranking

Hantuchova is WTA #81 with 15 matches won in 2015.
Zverev is ATP #81 with 38 matches won in 2015.
Easy comparison. :smile2:
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,100
Posted By larryd
Re: Official 2015 WTA Year-End Ranking

Exactly. That is why the "new depth in women's tennis" is a very shaky argument when fans try to justify how poor and inconsistent the current top players are.
Depth? What depth? A player like...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 7th, 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,615
Posted By larryd
Not really... as long as Serena is around,...

Not really... as long as Serena is around, women's tennis will be big in the US.
Look at what happened to ticket sales at Indian Wells and the US Open thanks to Serena this year.
Not to mention TV...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 4th, 2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,570
Posted By larryd
I can't stop laughing at these predictions... ...

I can't stop laughing at these predictions...
What kind of pipe are you smoking from, bud?
Forum: General Messages   Nov 4th, 2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,615
Posted By larryd
Again... that's Stacey's old draft from 3 months...

Again... that's Stacey's old draft from 3 months ago. The official 2016 calendar with Steve's changes will be released in December 2015. Expect Bogota in a different slot and changes concerning the...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 3rd, 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,615
Posted By larryd
It is still a draft that was posted three months...

It is still a draft that was posted three months ago under Stacey's presidency.
It doesn't include the changes requested by Steve Simon yet.
While the first few months of the 2016 season might be...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 2nd, 2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,570
Posted By larryd
I don't think Petra will ever invest in a better...

I don't think Petra will ever invest in a better physical preparation. She tried to do it during the off-season last year and then fired her new fitness coach because he was making her work too hard...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 2nd, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,803
Posted By larryd
I think Aga will eventually win a Slam...

I think Aga will eventually win a Slam considering that she is playing in one of the weakest Eras in history at the top of the women's game. If Schiavone, Bartoli, Stosur, Pennetta won a Slam, then...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 2nd, 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,570
Posted By larryd
I think it will be less chaotic and unpredictable...

I think it will be less chaotic and unpredictable than people think.
Serena will still be virtually untouchable against the current crop of players. She will play a reduced schedule and still...
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