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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match points ...
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How was the legend of 7th game in tennis born?

Watching tennis on TV, it often happens that the commentator talks about the importance of the 7th game of the set; the player who wins that game has more probability to win the set. This theory ...
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In which Wimbledon womens final or semi-final (we think) late 1970s to early 1980s, did the umpire have problems with his microphone?

My grandfather was a sound engineer at Wimbledon, and my family all remember rushing to look at the TV to see him fixing the umpire's microphone. We're trying to find a recording of this incident, ...
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Probability of winning after playing a 5 set match

In the 4 majors of Tennis, the men in the singles competition need to play the best of 5 sets. From what I have seen, is that if a player plays a 5 setter and wins, they are going to have less of a ...
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Why do tennis players blow on their fingers after a point?

It seems common these days for tennis players to blow on their fingertips after winning a point. I've noticed it particularly with the server: they'll do an arm pump with clenched fist then open the ...
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What determines who sits to the umpire's left or right?

When players arrive on court, they'll put down their bags and towels on seats to the umpire's left and right. Is there a rule that determines who sits where, or is it simply that the first player ...
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Are tennis rackets checked by officials before matches?

Following this question I started looking for evidence that rackets in tennis were checked by officials, at least on the ATP tour, but couldn't find some. I was able to find the regulations for racket ...
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Can code violations be overturned?

When Serena Williams was awarded her third code violation during the recently concluded US Open Finals against Naomi Osaka, US Open Referee Brian Earley and WTA Supervisor Donna Kelso were also called ...
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Who can qualify for the Australian Open?

I apologise if this question may sound ridiculous. I would like to know if there are any limitations to qualify for the Australian Open. For example, to qualify for the WTA Finals, WTA players ...
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In which late-stage Grand Slam tennis matches has a single player won 200+ points?

Which Grand Slam matches, in the Round of 16 or later, have had 200 or more points won by a single player? Two known examples are Djokovic v. Wawrinka at Australian Open 2013: 209-200 Federer v. ...
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What would be the cost of the season for a young tennis player?

What would be an estimate of costs for a season for a young (15-18 years) tennis player who wants to play only in Europe circuit? Excluding revenue (sponsors / prize), what about the costs: transfers,...
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What will be the Davis Cup format from 2019?

Currently, the Davis Cup consists in a series of heats throughout the year (on February, March, May and November, if I recall properly), each one where the winner needs to get three matches to make it ...
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Are there additional conditions for qualifying to WTA Finals other than race rankings?

The Wikipedia article on 2017 WTA Finals1 has some brief explanation of how qualification for this tournament works. Based on the description given there it seems that simply the top players in the ...
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What racquet is most similar to TT Warrior?

Unfortunately the great Prince Tripple Threat Warrior tennis racquet was discontinued in 2009, with no clear replacement. What tennis racquets available now on the market would be most similar in ...
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Has a player ever rallied from 2 sets down, 0-5 in 3rd set, 0-40 in 6th game?

Has there ever been a professional tennis match where one player lost the first 2 sets, lost the first 5 games of the third set, and was trailing 0-40 in the 6th game of the third set before rallying ...
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Trophies for tennis coaches

Is there an ATP/WTA or grand slam tournament where coaches win a trophy too when their player win the tournament?
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Do tennis players need to reach a certain ranking to be able to turn pro?

I was looking at the ATP rankings and years the players turned pro and I couldn’t understand what is the criteria for players to be able to turn pro? I always thought that as soon player start to play ...
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Does an Eastern forehand grip provide more precision compared to a semi-Western grip?

I've been experimenting between Eastern and semi-Western grips for my forehand. When I was hitting, I felt like the Eastern grip forehand provided much more precision (almost an unbelievable amount) ...
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Abbreviations on tennis tournaments

Abbreviations on tennis tournamentss. I know LL (lucky loser), SE (special exempt) , PR (protected), W (wild card), Q (qualifier), but now there is (O) appearing next to names. What is (O) qualifying ...
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Queueing at Wimbledon for a Grounds Pass: When Can I Expect to Get In?

I wish to get a grounds pass for Wimbledon. My plan was to get to the queue at about 7am. I have seen some people say that I wouldn't get in until 1pm doing so, however they are talking about show ...
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In which match did Djokovic successfully challenge a call but give away the point?

In which match did the following happen? (I can't for the life of me find it.) Djokovic hit a backhand hard crosscourt from inside the service box, approximately on the left tramline. Nadal was right ...
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Most love serve games

What is the record for the most love serve games in a tennis match for men and women? In tennis the word love is used to represent 0 points in a game. So by love serve game, I mean a server game won ...
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Is protest considered as Unsportsmanlike Conduct in tennis?

ITF Senior Regulation define Unsportsmanlike Conduct as: Any misconduct by a player that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the Sport, but does not fall within the prohibition of any specific on‐...
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Tennis player sit-down (or other form of) protest?

A few years ago, many Brazilian football teams sat-down right after the match started, in protest for extenuating scheduling conditions. Has there ever a player protested in akin ways in a ...
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In a major tennis tournament match, what was the largest difference in points won and lost where the winner lost more points?

In a Major (a.k.a. "Grand Slam") tennis tournament, what is the largest difference in total points won versus total points lost in a match where the winner of the match won fewer total points than the ...
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Probabilities of winning as a function of sets played

In tennis, what are the probabilities of winning a player has as a function of sets played? Examples: 1-0 in a 3 set game 2-1 in a 5 set game However, if you include psychology (such as winning the ...
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How many men's singles matches have ended with the same score in all five sets?

How many men's singles Grand Slam matches (or Davis Cup matches) have ended with the same score in all five sets? Like the 2002 Wimbledon QF where David Nalbandian defeated Nicholas Lapentti 6-4, 6-4, ...
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Why are let speeds not shown at Wimbledon?

Annoyingly located in the far corner of many tv tennis courts (right where it very often ends up out of frame or behind the chair umpire when watching on tv) is a display that shows the speed of the ...
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Song played in and out of commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final

There was a song played in and out of the commercial breaks for the 2020 US Open Women's Final on ESPN. It's sung by a male and the lyrics are as follows: We'll be the last ones standing Be a light ...
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What is the record of a tennis consecutive games won?

Is there any official statistics that show who has won many consecutive games in a particular court? I can only find those relative to winning streak of sets.
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How are doubles tennis players matched?

I have a few questions regarding doubles players playing together on the mens', womens' and the mixed tournaments. How are the doubles tennis players partnered up? Is this totally based on players' ...
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Why does the NCAA limit how much time coaches can spend with players?

I was reading the New York Times article "A Deep U.S. Open Run Becomes a Pitch For College Tennis" which says, One of the major disadvantages of college tennis is that the N.C.A.A. limits ...
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Women's versus Men's pay in majors

Why are women compensated the exact same as men in major tournaments but only play maximum three sets to men's five? I don't find that to be equal?