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Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:31 am

As it should be.

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Post by Rajiv » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:03 am

This happened in the 80's at a WTA tournament in which the players ranked 93 & 172 in the world were involved in a improbable feat for the longest rally ever in history of Tennis .
A mindboggling 643 shots rally lasting almost half hour , 29 minutes to be precise.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/sport ... ennis.html

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Post by PKBasu » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 am

Astonishing story. Thanks, Rajiv!

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Post by jayakris » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:15 am

Absolutely, Verma. It was due to nerves, nothing else. I have always believed that the largest reason for cramping in sports (certainly in tennis) was nerves. Now, I am sure I have defended some Indian players in the past, saying "ah, cramps can happen", but I have always felt that it was nerves. A lot of Indian players have had cramps at crucial points, out of nerves.

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Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 am

Here is an article that sheds some light into this: What causes leg cramps? I am quoting from that article parts that may support your conjectures.
Traditionally, such cramping was believed to arise from dehydration, electrolyte imbalances (including magnesium, potassium and sodium), accumulation of lactic acid, or low cellular energy levels. These proposals, however, have been shown to have minimal scientific value. More recent developments indicate that the cause of cramps most likely involves hyperactivity of the nerve-muscle reflex arc. In this scheme, some of the normal inhibitory activity of the central nervous system (CNS) reflexes is lost as a result of CNS fatigue or overuse of feedback communication with muscles.
More in a somewhat old article: Muscle Cramps

Anyone who knows more about it, please chime in.

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Post by suresh » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:40 am

I had an issue with cramping of my calf muscles during half marathon races. No amount of salt/electrolytes made a difference. Finally, one of my friends suggested that it could be a strength issue and asked me to work strengthening. That has made a big difference and I no longer cramp. The point is that not all cramps may be caused for the same reason.

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Post by Laporta » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:06 pm

suresh wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:40 am
I had an issue with cramping of my calf muscles during half marathon races. No amount of salt/electrolytes made a difference. Finally, one of my friends suggested that it could be a strength issue and asked me to work strengthening. That has made a big difference and I no longer cramp. The point is that not all cramps may be caused for the same reason.
How did you strengthen your calves, Suresh? Did you do the standard gym calf excercises?

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Post by suresh » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:59 am

Laporta wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:06 pm
How did you strengthen your calves, Suresh? Did you do the standard gym calf excercises?
I didn't do something specific to my calves. I started doing core strengthening exercises (google "7 minute workout") which involves my own body weight. By the way, I cramped again at the 30K mark during my first full marathon and again last weekend during the last 3K of a half marathon. But I am cramping less often and much later, if it happens.

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Post by PKBasu » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:03 am

John Alexander, the Davis Cupper of the 1970s and 1980s, was in the news for political reasons this week. He lost his seat in the Aus parliament because he was found to be a dual citizen (through his British father). He then renounced his claim to British citizenship and fought a by-election to retain his seat — and won, thus saving Malcolm Turnbull’s one-seat governing majority in parliament!

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Post by sampam » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:37 pm

I found the full ATP Calendar for 2018 (also in CSV format).

http://www.tennisfans.tv/atp-tour/

Guess what? Total prize money for 2018, only for men, is $331,000,000 (including Grand Slams).

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Post by bujilover » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:12 am

ITF has published the qualification criteria for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Here

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Post by kna » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:18 am

Very nice interview of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf by Vijay Amritraj.

Did not know where else to post it, so I posted it here. Mods - please move if you think it belongs elsewhere.

I apologize if someone has already posted it.

It is in 3 parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9c7AIpsxzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ROeOb4DZjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nTJSi47R2g

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Post by FreddySor » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:33 pm

sampam wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:37 pm
I found the full ATP Calendar for 2018 (also in CSV format).

http://www.tennisfans.tv/atp-tour/

Guess what? Total prize money for 2018, only for men, is $331,000,000 (including Grand Slams).
That's quite a bit of change! Is this the record amount of prize money btw?

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