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06/04/2017

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Alpha

Picked his butt more often than any athlete in the history of history.

Veglia

Rafa wore his shorts backwards!

Tennis Planet

HINT: Did it just once - so far.

Veglia

Uncle Roger didn't realize he has won the match

O

Winning a major title as father of four kids.

Alpha

And for the sake of the world, we hope it never happens again

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/c01-wimby-23.jpg?w=768&h=1152

Kitty

eat grass

Veglia

He did it more than once

Jabali

Murray cut a strand of hair once I think.

O

Federer won a slam through three five setters.

Alpha

This is not the right answer as it happens to some guy in every tournament but its still very cool.

I got reminded of this seeing Kerber's conqueror, Makarova, lose in R2.
In the 2016 AO, Nadal lost to Verdasco in R1, who lost to Sela, who lost to Kuznetsov, who lost to Monfils, who lost to Raonic, who lost to Murray, who lost to Djokovic. In short, Nadal was #128 in the draw. Got to be unique among the big 4.


Veglia

Yes, I remember that, the doom draw ...

Veglia

TP, clearly there are at least a few things that one of the big cats did on court on one occasion or another. Each of these answers may be right. However, if you're thinking about something else, something strictly "tennis" related, give us another hint. Please no crosswords ...

O

Djokovic did this after winning FO:

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--37g5reIf--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/sdiq2zyihvmba5cok2ii.gif

Tennis Planet

VEGLIA

"Each of these answers may be right."

Don't think most will pass the following two filters:

1. Did it once AND

2. "Heck, in the history of history."

If any do, then.......


Veglia

I am sensing this is something awesome one of them did, not the stupid things we focused on ...

Ricke

Picked Agassi to be their coach.....lol

Veglia

TP, this is a tought one. Does the "did something on-court" refer to a one time occurance? As opposed to an achievement ... To me, "did someting on-court" can be "made an incredible shot" but cannot be "recovered from 2 sets down".

Without some further detail this will be really hard to decipher.

Tennis Planet

VEGLIA

This should answer your question:

"Heck, in the history of sports. Heck, in the history of history."

Meaning it transcends tennis, transcends sports, transcends.....

Veglia

Whoa, that big??!!

Alpha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YskqvyX1W7M

O

Djokovic's sweep "four in a row + other titles".

Alpha

I still think the answer is Federer in that jacket at Wimbledon. Has there been any other player in the " history of tennis, heck, in the history of sports, heck, in the history of history" who has come to work at the mecca of his sport looking this absurd?

Or maybe its the man purse?

Gary Moser

"absurd" jacket: 1 for 1 [ 2009 ]

non-absurd jackets: 1 for 7 [ 2010 thru 2016 ]

Personally, I'm rather enamored with "absurd", purse or no purse... :->

Alpha

This is the jacket. Or you can take the entire look.

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/c01-wimby-23.jpg?w=768&h=1152

When TP comes with his answer, and I know I'll be wrong for I always am -- only Velgia thinks like him -- I want him to answer the following question: "Has there been any other player in the history of tennis, heck, in the history of sports, heck, in the history of history who has come to work at the mecca of his sport looking this absurd?"

Stella

changed his shorts on court -- Nadal

O

Federer attended the "Rafa Nadal Academy" opening ceremony.

O

Federer attended the "Rafa Nadal Academy" opening ceremony.

O

Federer played doubles tennis alongside Bill Gates.

Veglia

For the record, I don't seem to be able to crack the code recently. TP has elevated the "thinking" to another level :)
Also, if that matters at all, I agree with you regarding this outfit. In fact, Uncle Fed lost a bit in my eyes that day.

TheHumbleOne

Is the answer Winning a Master's 1000 tournament without having serve broken or losing a set?
Roger Federer did it at Cincinnati Western & Southern Open, 2012.

DK

"Weird Jel" Jelena Jankovic did it, too.

O

35 yo Federer dominated his nemesis in 2017 3 in a row.

O

35 yo Federer dominated his nemesis 5 years younger in 2017 3 in a row.

O

Federer became dominant again after 4+ years being ordinary.

Tennis Planet

WINNER: VEGLIA


Veglia

Thanks TP! I have to say I was certain it was about either Roger or Rafa. Nole and Andy were there just for the ride. Just like in real life ...

Alpha

TP, you mean a situation where a player did not know they were still dribbling a ball not knowing they had won a match or scored a winning run in the "history of history"? Lots of examples -- here's one from tennis.

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/turkish-tennis-player-didnt-realise-shed-won-a-match-her-reaction-on-knowing-is-pure-gold/#.303obnof6

Tennis Planet

ALPHA

OK, I will grant that to you.

If you can produce two more examples - at least ONE of them from a fairly high profile 'human' - this WOF will be deemed a draw.

Alpha

"in the history of freaking history" requires 3 counterfactuals? Plus, a "high profile human"? And that gets it to a draw. In short, I'll score one goal and claim I've won, now you score 3 and we will call this a draw. Hehe!

How about a simple -- "oops, happens more often than I thought" . Let Veglia keep his WOF -- I think he sees the WOF like Rafa sees the French.

How about this -- you produce one, yes just one, picture of a "high profile human" showing up for a match at the mecca of his sport looking more absurd than Federer at Wimbledon 2009?

Veglia

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2006936/Wimbledon-2011-Bethanie-Mattek-Sands-plays-Lady-Gaga-inspired-tennis-outfit.html

Alpha

Find 3 examples, one of which is of a "high profile human" and then it's a draw :-)

Veglia

TP's site, TP's rules :) Re examples of ridiculous outfits, there are probably more than 3 just counting Mr.Agassi.

Alpha

Maybe, maybe not. In any case, my being wrong doesn't make you right.

Veglia

True, look above. I said I agree with you.

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