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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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What happens if Hawk Eye determines a call was wrong, but no player challenged the call?

I'm watching the 2021 Australian Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. In the first set, with the score 3-3 and Djokovic serving, Djokovic won one of the points when ...
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Has any player beat both of the Williams sisters in singles games within a week?

Victoria Azaranka beat Serena Williams 2-1 on September 10th, 2020 at the US Open semis. She went on to beat Venus Williams 2-0 on September 16th, 2020 at the Italian Open. The timing worked nicely ...
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Has a top seed tennis player been disqualified from a grand slam tournament before?

Novak Djokovic, the top seed of US Open 2020 (and world #1 as of the start of the tournament) was defaulted from his 4th round match against Carreno Busta after hitting a line judge with a ball. This ...
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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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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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What do these numbers mean in the tennis WTA calendar?

Take a look at the rectangle in this picture. I understand that M stands for the whole amount of participants (it is like "S" for Singles). Q stands for qualifiers. D for doubles tournaments. X ...
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Last tennis players to win Grand Slam on home soil

Who are the last male and female singles' tennis players to win a grand slam on home soil? In other words, which male and female Australian, French, British and American athletes most recently won ...
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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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What's the fastest grand slam tennis singles won

I'd like to know what's the fastest total time of all the matches played by any male and female tennis grand slam champion for the entirety of a single tournament. In other words, what's the shortest ...
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Longest time between ATP or WTA #1?

What is the longest time from the first to the last time that a player was ranked number 1 of the ATP/WTA rankings?
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Which tennis number one played the fewest tournaments in a year?

Roger Federer is currently number 3 in the world with only 7 tournaments played this year, but is it possible for him to return to number 1 in the world in the ATP rankings this year. What is the ...
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How many times all Grand slams of a calendar year were won by players 30 and older?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the only men's majors champions of 2017 so far. 35 year old Federer won the Australian open and Wimbledon, and 31 year old Nadal won the French Open. There has been ...
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How many times a tennis player became world number one ranking without ever winning a grand slam?

Tennis world number ones are usually grand slam champions, Roger Federer, Serina Williams, and Andy Murray are a few examples. But it's possible for a player to become the top seed collecting points ...
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10 title at Montecarlo for Nadal is a record?

Nadal has won his 10th title on clay of Montecarlo, is this a record for winning of a single tennis tournament? I would like to consider only ATP/WTA tournaments from the Open Era that begins in 1968,...
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How many times tennis majors champions played in the qualifiers round?

How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?
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Are transgender people allowed to play tennis on the WTA/ATP tour?

Are transgender people allowed to play tennis on the WTA & ATP tours as their non-original gender? I know that Renee Richards was the first one to play at a Grand Slam, about 20 years ago. Does ...
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Why are there wildcards for players which could get direct entry into a tournament?

I have noticed that occasionally some players enter tournament via wild card, despite the fact that they have sufficient ranking for direct entry into tournament, sometimes even to be seeded. To list ...
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Do tennis players go off court for a break before the next set after an even number of games?

Do tennis players go off court for a break before the next set when a set concludes after an even number of games?
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Ranking from which week are used to decide who qualifies for ATP/WTA finals?

I know that race rankings, i.e. points only from this calendar year, are used to decide players at year end ATP/WTA championships. My question is whether the rankings just one week before the finals ...
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How are the different events classified according to tiers on the Women's Tennis circuit?

On the Men's side, it's fairly simple & unambiguous. Men's tennis events for the season are classified into 3 tiers. ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500 & ATP 250 in decreasing order of importance based ...
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Tennis tournament winner with multiple walkovers

In the 2015 US Open Mixed Doubles competition, Hingis/Paes are playing (finally winners) the finals after receiving 2 walkovers (2nd and 3rd round). Now the match is going on, but has this happened ...
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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Tennis Statistics By Sets and Games [closed]

I am trying to find a resource where I can find the results for historic tennis games, where the match statistics are broken down within each set. The ATP website gives a breakdown for the entire ...
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US open scoring system

How does the scoring system in US open differ from other majors and normal ATP/WTA turnaments? My understading is this: In ATP they go best of five sets like French Open etc. but have a tie break ...
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When was the last time a single country had three players in Top 10 of WTA rankings?

If Karolína Plíšková wins her today's match against Angelique Kerber, she will move into the 10th spot in the next edition of WTA singles rankings. (Sources: wtatennis, tennisworldusa, idnes, ...) If ...
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Rules to determine "unforced errors" and "winners" in tennis? [duplicate]

Is there any rule to understand when a shot is an "unforced error" or a "winner" in a objective meaning?
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Has a "lucky loser" ever won an ATP or WTA tournament?

This question made me wonder if a "lucky loser" has ever won a big tournament (ATP, WTA etc.)? If it has happened, is there some kind of overview of all the players that did so?
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How is lucky loser decided in WTA tournaments?

Lucky loser used to be chosen as the highest ranked players among unsuccessful finalist of qualifying competition. Not so long ago ATP changed this rule in such way that lucky loser is chosen randomly ...
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Ranking points for a player who received bye

There are many tournaments where seeded players (or at least some of them) receive a bye into the second round. This means that the first match this player plays is in the second round - against a ...
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What are restrictions for junior tennis players on number of senior tournaments?

Recently in a discussion I have heard that young players can only enter a limited number of senior tournaments. The number depends on the age of the player. (This information was mentioned in an ...
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How are points in the ATP/WTA ranking computed in case tournament final is delayed (and finished during the following week)?

It happens quite often that a tennis tournament is not finished on Sunday. Due to weather or other reason. A few examples (I wanted to include various leves - Grand Slam, ATP Tour, ATP Challenger Tour;...
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What was format of tennis year-end championships in the past?

I wonder how the rules and format of the year-end championship in the ATP tour and WTA tour evolved. For example I notice that in 1985 men played knock-out tournament, whereas in 1986 the semifinalist ...
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Tennis finals winner with two lose?

Today A. Radwanska reach the semifinals in Singapore in the WTA finals after two losing match during the round robin. When in the past a tennis player (man or woman) won the finals after losing two ...
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How many tennis players have finished the year as Slam-less World No. 1?

Roger Federer is very close, theoretically & somewhat practically, to finishing the calender year as World No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam this year. How many tennis players (both men &...
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Why is there no ATP Masters series 1000 event on grass courts?

The ATP Masters series 1000 is the premier event in Men's tennis after the 4 Grand Slams. 1000 signifies the ranking points earned by the winner. There are a total of 9 Masters 1000 events throughout ...
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Are there any permanent points in ATP/WTA rankings?

For example: Nadal finished 1st at the end of 2013. If, by assumption, he doesn't win any match in 2014 will he have 0 (or under 500 points - assuming that qualifing to the main table of tournaments ...
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ATP/WTA ranking during Grand Slam tournaments

As far as I know, the ATP and WTA rankings work approximately this way: Each week the points for the tournaments played that week are added. The points for tournaments more than 52 weeks old are ...
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How many tennis balls are in use at the same time?

How many tennis balls does a player have to choose from at a time? I know every 7 games they play with new balls, but I do not know how many balls are in use at the same time. Is the rule the ...
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Do players get points for matches in Davis Cup and Fed Cup in ATP/WTA rankings

Do players, who represent their countries in Davis Cup/Fed Cup, receive also some points in ATP rankings/WTA rankings? If yes, is it for matches on any level? Or only matches in World Group? Are ...
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When a tennis player comes out of retirement, what happens to their points & ranking

In the game of tennis, in ATP & WTA tournaments & Grand Slams, the player's points & rankings play a very important role in the qualification & seeding for the tournaments. When a ...
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Did any tennis tournaments retain Rebound Ace after the Australian Open switched to Plexicushion?

From 1988 to 2007, the Australian Open used Rebound Ace surfaces. In mid-2007, the tournament organisers decided that from 2008, the tournament would instead be played on Plexicushion surfaces. From ...
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What are the allowed thicknesses of a tennis ball shell?

What are the allowed thicknesses of the shell of a tennis ball? I know the external diameter, but I'm interested in what thickness is allowed for the shell itself. I don't have a ball at hand to cut ...
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