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re: Tennis 2019 -- The Unofficial Non-GS Thread
Sock has a long way to go. Tennys looks like he will be right where he was before the AO if he doesn't defend points. Amazing he couldn't grab some more points with all the opportunities that came last year.


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Alright gang, my fantasy tennis draft is this coming saturday. Help me make my draft list. The criteria is straightforward: Number of ATP points -- or legal tender notes...either works -- earned over the "Big 13" tournaments (4 majors + 9 masters).

I think the first two picks are fairly obvious:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal

I'm sure that Bayou is out there lurking, and i'm sure it will warm his heart to hear that I will put the following individual at the 3 spot:

3. Alex Zverev.

Starts to get kinda tricky after that. I'm both worried about ranking Fed too high and too low. He's already, in my estimation, shown himself to be a player on the decline, and I don't envision any late late late career resurgences this time. Father Time is undefeated, as they say. And on top of that, he voluntarily leaves 5,000 ATP points on the table in the name of "rest" (::cough:: avoiding Rafa :cough:).

I actually think Delpo would be a solid 4 if he was healthy (he withdrew from Oz, but has been practicing). Is Andy Murray damaged goods at this point? (I think so).

4. Marin Cilic
5. Kevin Anderson
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Juan Martin Del Potro
8. Dominic Thiem
9. Karen Khachanov
10. Roger Federer
11. Borna Coric
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas
13. Daniil Medvedev
14. John Isner
15. Playboy Grigs
16. Kyle Edmund
17. Denis Shapovalov
18. Diego Schwartzmann
19. David Goffin
20. Andy Murray
20.5. Alex De Minaur
21. Heyeon Chung
22. Basilashvili
23. Richard Gasquet
24. Lucas Pouille
25. RBA
26. PCB
27. Francis Tiafoe
28. Nick Kyrgios
29. Stanimal
30 Gael Monfils
31. Fabio
32. Verdasco
33. Stevie Johnson
34. Sam Q
35. Joao Sousa
36. FAA
37. Jack Sock
38. Gilles Simon
39. Jan Lenhard Struff
40. Jeremy Chardy
41. Joe Willie Tsonga (I may have to move him higher on my 2nd draft)
42. The Great Great Benny P
43. Taylor Fritz
44. John Millman
45. Dusan Lajovic
46. Phillip Kohlschreiber

Okay, and since we actually are probably only going to have 5 teams in the league this season, with 9 players on each squad, I'll probabl just stop there and you all can thank me later for the bonus pick.

Also, I really do need to emphasize that I just compiled that not completely off the top of my head, but very quickly with only the aid of a few glances at the ATP rankings. In other words, I not only reserve the right to edit the above-ordered list, I but I 100% will be doing so.

And this is where y'all can help a man out. Where do you think my list is a little off? Where do you think it's WAY off? Where do you think it's a list that could have only been compiled by a full-blown ruhtard? Okay, maybe don't be quite that harsh, but your opinions are earnestly solicited.



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Sock has a long way to go. Tennys looks like he will be right where he was before the AO if he doesn't defend points. Amazing he couldn't grab some more points with all the opportunities that came last year.


Tennis is tough, man. Now we'll see how tough Tennys is.*

Anyway....I can't disagree with you. He did manage to make a nice run in Houston, and fwiw, he's still alive in Auckland, but those 360 points are looming large. Let's be super optimistic and assume he gets to the third round and picks up 90 points. That's a dropoff of 270, which would put him back at #102 as the rankings currently stand. So, yeah, basically what you said.

If he could get into the 4th round, he'll still be in GS direct entry range. But in all likelihood, he won't get into the 4th round. But not on account of me not rooting for him. Go Tennys. Go Vols. Down with SJWs!



*It's so easy...I just can't help myself.


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re: Tennis 2019 -- The Unofficial Non-GS Thread
After diligently performing weeks upon weeks of exhaustive research, I have learned that Karolina Pliskova's tattoo is an ancient Czech symbol, which means...

"sure, I"ll bang ya....how does right now sound?"

Image: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/22/d0/66/22d06665d4d17165b9dbc2442c85724b.jpg




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Call it Kyrie Irving on the upper and Nick Kyrgios on the outsole for the upcoming Nike Vapor X Kyrie 5 tennis sneaker.

The NBA and tennis stars connect on their Australian roots—Kyrgios and Irving were both born there—in collaborating on a new on-court tennis sneaker for Kyrgios and a matching player-edition colorway that Irving will wear as part of his Kyrie 5 line.

Irving will show off the style first, with plans to wear his PE version of the shoe on Jan. 7 at home against the Brooklyn Nets. The one-off exclusive for Irving simply marks the entry into Kyrgios wearing his new Vapor X Kyrie 5 throughout the first tennis Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, starting Jan. 14 in Melbourne.

Kyrgios, a major NBA fan known for his love of the Celtics, says this collaboration was basically the best of all worlds for him. “Yeah, it’s arguably the biggest moment of my career,” the 23-year-old says. “I’m going to go out in front of my home crowd wearing the tennis shoes that share the name with my favorite basketball player. Representing Kyrie and myself at the same time, in front of such a big stage, is pretty crazy.”



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that's a very telling thing to say. it's impossible to take this guy seriously.


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Tennys might have used the break wisely, just took down Checcinato!



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Tennys might have used the break wisely, just took down Checcinato!



Both of those guys are sweating it out because without a SF appearance here in a couple weeks life isnt going to be so much fun


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How do these exhibition matches really work? They both just get a check for showing up?

Sock vs Shap @ 6:00

Kooyong Classic



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yeah i guess. actually the first professional tennis match i ever went to was an exhibition match in baton rouge- stefan edberg v paul annacone


Bunk Moreland
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Tennys into the Auckland semis.


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Tennys into the Auckland semis.


Wide open now, all the seeds are out.



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4 Americans into the last round of qualifying of AO.

Krueger, Smyczek, Fratangelo, and Eubanks


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MidnightVibe
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little billy

Tennis 2019 -- The Unofficial Non-GS Thread
for mv today's genie post



Much appreciated!

ETA: "kinda bored kinda lonely DM me", she says. Love it. What a dirty wheeuuuure.

LINK
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MidnightVibe
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Wide open now, all the seeds are out.


Tennys into the final. Destroyed Kohlschreiber.

He'll likely get Cameron Norrie, who is up 3-0 against Struff right now in third set.

Go Tennys. Get dem points.

LINK


ETA: he does indeed get Norrie in the final. They play at 6pm EST. No odds posted yet that I can find, but seems like Tennys would be slightly favored. Either way, it's a winnable match and those 250 ATP points would be massive.

ETA2: He's at 50 in the live rankings. His career high is 47. A win would put him at 41.

ETA3: the only odds I could find on the internet have Norrie as a very slight favorite.
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MidnightVibe
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re: Tennis 2019 -- The Unofficial Non-GS Thread
quote:

I think the first two picks are fairly obvious:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal

I'm sure that Bayou is out there lurking, and i'm sure it will warm his heart to hear that I will put the following individual at the 3 spot:

3. Alex Zverev.

Starts to get kinda tricky after that. I'm both worried about ranking Fed too high and too low. He's already, in my estimation, shown himself to be a player on the decline, and I don't envision any late late late career resurgences this time. Father Time is undefeated, as they say. And on top of that, he voluntarily leaves 5,000 ATP points on the table in the name of "rest" (::cough:: avoiding Rafa :cough:).

I actually think Delpo would be a solid 4 if he was healthy (he withdrew from Oz, but has been practicing). Is Andy Murray damaged goods at this point? (I think so).

4. Marin Cilic
5. Kevin Anderson
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Juan Martin Del Potro
8. Dominic Thiem
9. Karen Khachanov
10. Roger Federer
11. Borna Coric
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas
13. Daniil Medvedev
14. John Isner
15. Playboy Grigs
16. Kyle Edmund
17. Denis Shapovalov
18. Diego Schwartzmann
19. David Goffin
20. Andy Murray
20.5. Alex De Minaur
21. Heyeon Chung
22. Basilashvili
23. Richard Gasquet
24. Lucas Pouille
25. RBA
26. PCB
27. Francis Tiafoe
28. Nick Kyrgios
29. Stanimal
30 Gael Monfils
31. Fabio
32. Verdasco
33. Stevie Johnson
34. Sam Q
35. Joao Sousa
36. FAA
37. Jack Sock
38. Gilles Simon
39. Jan Lenhard Struff
40. Jeremy Chardy
41. Joe Willie Tsonga (I may have to move him higher on my 2nd draft)
42. The Great Great Benny P
43. Taylor Fritz
44. John Millman
45. Dusan Lajovic
46. Phillip Kohlschreiber



Alright, so the commish (my brother), caved into pressure from no-talent chumps and decided to change the format. We are only drafting 4 players each. So depending on whether one guy decides to play this year, we will either draft 16 or 20 players.

Help me tighten up my top 20. Come on, your input is earnestly solicited.


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Bunk Moreland
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re: Tennis 2019 -- The Unofficial Non-GS Thread
Tennys wins Auckland for his first career title.


Kingpenm3
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Tennys wins Auckland for his first career title.



Incredible!

Tennys made himself a BUNCH of money this week. Looks to move to #40 to start the AO.


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