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Jan wrote:

You can sign up for nothing and read 2 free articles per week. It works for me. Just have to be a bit picky!


 I can't see that option, have you a link please.



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Helen40 wrote:
Jan wrote:

You can sign up for nothing and read 2 free articles per week. It works for me. Just have to be a bit picky!


 I can't see that option, have you a link please.


 Sorry I'm not sure where I found it - I did it ages ago. Maybe it isn't available any more - though I still get the access to 2/week.



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Jan wrote:
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Jan wrote:

You can sign up for nothing and read 2 free articles per week. It works for me. Just have to be a bit picky!


 I can't see that option, have you a link please.


 Sorry I'm not sure where I found it - I did it ages ago. Maybe it isn't available any more - though I still get the access to 2/week.


Yes, I've had it too for a few months. And actually not having really used it much I already have had a few reminders.

Can't really remember but think I was just looking at all you can usually see and a message came up about signing up for the two free a week.



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Jan wrote:

You can sign up for nothing and read 2 free articles per week. It works for me. Just have to be a bit picky!


And with Wimbledon looming, we're spoilt for choice today:  the Jay article, Johnny Mac tipping Kyle for major success, Johanna inadvertently missing a drug test, the odious Kyrgios claiming that he's "not as professional as Rafa and Roger" & Pat Cash asking where the next Boris Becker is (Shapo's name & that of the currently injured Chung Hyeon mentioned as possibilities)!  Interesting aside in the Cash column (for me, at any rate):

One reason for the continued domination of Federer, Nadal and, until last year, Djokovic was, I believe, connected to the fact that in 2001 the decision was made to extend the list of seeds from 16 to 32. It was made partly in response to complaints from Spanish and South American clay-court specialists, who felt they deserved more draw protection on what they perceived to be the unfair, fast grass surface at Wimbledon. Their complaints had two results. One, the glorious game of serve and volley was effectively killed off because things were done to the grass to make it slower, and attacking the net became a strategy for disaster unless you had special athleticism and hand skills. Racket and string technology also had something to do with the transition.



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Well now they are going back to 16 seeds....something I feel the game really does not need.

Will have to try and find the freebie link thing when on laptop, thanks for pointing it out.

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I think the big clay courters' complaints was the way Wimbledon used to subjectively adjust the rankings list for their 16 seedings and some top 16 ranked essentially best on clay players could drop out of the seedings, having they felt earned a seeding.

I may be wrong but my memory is it was then the same year that Wimbledon introduced their objective grass court adjustment formula for the men that they also increased to 32 seeds ( as did the other Slams ) with the protection that if you were in the top 32 participanting ranks you were guaranteed a seeding.

Now of course going back to 16 seeds next year, if they are going to retain the seeding protection ( then for the top 16 ) will limit Wimbledon to using the grass formula on many fewer players, in that they won't be able to bump a player beyond the top 16 into the top ( then only ) 16 seeds.

Edit : Yes, the extention to 32 seeds was made at the same time as the grass court formula was introduced after long discussions, and while the ATP was happy with the general Slam extention to 32 seeds it was still unhappy about moving away from the rankings at all.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon-change-seeding-system-9249997.html



-- Edited by indiana on Sunday 1st of July 2018 03:19:39 PM

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Getting rather off topic for this thread...is there a 16 seed discussion somewhere to continue?

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flamingowings wrote:

Getting rather off topic for this thread...is there a 16 seed discussion somewhere to continue?


Sorry flamingowings and Jay !

Not that I know of at the moment but I'll have a search.



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flamingowings wrote:

Getting rather off topic for this thread...is there a 16 seed discussion somewhere to continue?


Taken the hint.  Just started one in the General tennis discussion forum.  wink



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Thanks! Also partly my fault for commenting on the 16 seeds.

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flamingowings wrote:

Thanks! Also partly my fault for commenting on the 16 seeds.


You're welcome.  I'm probably more to blame for drawing attention to the "offending" paragraph on this thread! 



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New article on Jay (also mentions other Brits briefly):

www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/03/tennis-tough-sport-to-break-into-says-rising-uk-hopeful-jay-clarke

Begs the question, WTF are the LTA playing at?



-- Edited by flamingowings on Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 08:12:07 PM

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Jan wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
Jan wrote:

You can sign up for nothing and read 2 free articles per week. It works for me. Just have to be a bit picky!


 I can't see that option, have you a link please.


 Sorry I'm not sure where I found it - I did it ages ago. Maybe it isn't available any more - though I still get the access to 2/week.


 I never did find this, I wonder if it doesn't exist anymore. In which case, I politely ask if people might post the article or a summary of it in future from those of us who don't have a subscription? 



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Jay is answering questions live on instagram, some include the following*:

What is your ranking goal for end of 2018: 150 or higher
When are you going to play another atp event: towards end of the year
Favourite tv show: peaky blinders
What did you think of Ilkley when you played there: nice club, nice people and very relaxed
Who did you lose to at u12 nationals: haha don't remember [ed: bet someone on here does!]
Thoughts on harriet's serve: absolute rocket
What is your best shot: forehand
Favourite match you've played: dubs with harriet on centre or with Willbomb at Wimbledon
Fave surface: US hardcourts
Are you going to play in Oviedo this year: haha, not this year
Will we see you in the DC team: don't know haha, I hope soon but not my choice
British player you're closest to: Isaac Stoute and Tiran Sanghera

*ed, one of which is my own question.



-- Edited by flamingowings on Friday 3rd of August 2018 08:05:50 PM

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Youtube link to a feature on Jay which appears on the ATP site.

www.youtube.com/watch


Interesting that Jay's favourite surface is rather evolving if it's now US hard courts.

In this ATP link from April : "I much prefer clay and grass", tieing in with previous comments from him and his camp about not being as comfortable on hard, though in theory I didn't really see why not. Maybe just needed to play more on hard.

Though I did love his elaboration in the link in that he liked clay because he could "wait in the points and see what happens" and liked grass because he "can come forward and make things happen". Err right 

Guess he's certainly taking to hard courts !



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