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Date: 17 Dec 2008 23:43:27
From: *skriptis
Subject: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
Tripple AO curse is well known and explained.

In women's game it's what happens when you win three straight titles.
Graf did it, failed to win 4th. And won "just" one AO after that.
Same thing with Seles. Won just one slam title at all.
Hingis won three in a row and never won a slam again.

In men's game, it appears that three in a row is something that is so
elusive.
Only few of the open era greats won 3 and more titles, but even those who
did, failed to win three in a row.
Recently it was Agassi won three in 4 years but failed to win his third
straight due to medical issues.
Federer also failed to win three in a row due to (according to him) medical
issues.



Being a tier 1 analyst, I must admit it was a blemish on my rst posting
career.
A true analyst should excell in all areas and sorts of discussions here.

So here is my contribution. I've done some researching and found something
that could be called "Inaugural YEC curse".


The Masters started in 1970, Stan Smith won it, and he never won a YEC title
again.
The renamed tournament "ATP World Championship" was won by Agassi in 1990,
who never won another title at the same tournament.
The third incarnation "The Masters Cup", won by Gustavo Kuerten, who, of
course, never won another YEC title.

Are we ready for yet another one-yec wonder in 2009?
Or the fact that the tournament for the first time starts in non-0 ending
digit year should remove the curse?












 
Date: 18 Dec 2008 03:23:01
From: ahonkan
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
On Dec 18, 3:43=A0am, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> Tripple AO curse is well known and explained.
>
> In women's game it's what happens when you win three straight titles.
> Graf did it, failed to win 4th. And won "just" one AO after that.
> Same thing with Seles. Won just one slam title at all.
> Hingis won three in a row and never won a slam again.
>
> In men's game, it appears that three in a row is something that is so
> elusive.
> Only few of the open era greats won 3 and more titles, but even those who
> did, failed to win three in a row.
> Recently it was Agassi won three in 4 years but failed to win his third
> straight due to medical issues.
> Federer also failed to win three in a row due to (according to him) medic=
al
> issues.
>
> Being a tier 1 analyst, I must admit it was a blemish on my rst posting
> career.
> A true analyst should excell in all areas and sorts of discussions here.
>
> So here is my contribution. I've done some researching and found somethin=
g
> that could be called "Inaugural YEC curse".
>
> The Masters started in 1970, Stan Smith won it, and he never won a YEC ti=
tle
> again.
> The renamed tournament "ATP World Championship" was won by Agassi in 1990=
,
> who never won another title at the same tournament.
> The third incarnation "The Masters Cup", won by Gustavo Kuerten, who, of
> course, never won another YEC title.
>
> Are we ready for yet another one-yec wonder in 2009?
> Or the fact that the tournament for the first time starts in non-0 ending
> digit year should remove the curse?

Fed would be happy if any of Rafa, Djoker or Andy win
the inaugural, unfortunately named ATP WTF
(World Tour Finals) in London if that's also going to
be their last.


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 15:36:15
From: dbrowne
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
On Dec 17, 5:43=A0pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> <snippity snip ship ship>

You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
Floyd.



  
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:48:00
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

"dbrowne" <dbrowne1234@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:8dd11fe7-f455-4424-a285-0997f65c5ff3@g38g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> <snippity snip ship ship>

You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
Floyd.

---


Take a medicine and stop using google.




   
Date: 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr > wrote:

> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> > <snippity snip ship ship>
>
> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
> Floyd.
>
> ---
>
>
> Take a medicine and stop using google.

So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?


    
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:05:09
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
jdeluise wrote:
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>> <snippity snip ship ship>
>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>> Floyd.
>>
>> ---
>>
>>
>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>
> So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?

Why are you objecting to *skriptis telling himself off, apparently
twice? It is about time he found wisdom!

--
Cheers,

vc


    
Date: 18 Dec 2008 01:54:35
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com >
wrote:

>
>On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> > <snippity snip ship ship>
>>
>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>> Floyd.
>>
>> ---
>>
>>
>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>
>So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?

It's everyone else's fault, not his.


     
Date: 18 Dec 2008 01:06:29
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

"Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote in message
news:j84jk45osqq9t08quct37u8gl9mvsketqa@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>
>>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>> > <snippity snip ship ship>
>>>
>>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>>> Floyd.
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>>
>>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>>
>>So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>
> It's everyone else's fault, not his.


Of course it's not my fault. And it's not "everyone else's", but those who
use google.
I have no problems qouting those who use standard tools and I see no reason
to adapt to some newbie tech. Google doesn't seem to care, he uses google,
he doesn't care, why should I?






      
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:13:58
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr > wrote:

> "Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote in message
> news:j84jk45osqq9t08quct37u8gl9mvsketqa@4ax.com...
> > On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> >>> > <snippity snip ship ship>
> >>>
> >>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
> >>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
> >>> Floyd.
> >>>
> >>> ---
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
> >>
> >>So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
> >
> > It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>
>
> Of course it's not my fault. And it's not "everyone else's", but those who
>
> use google.
> I have no problems qouting those who use standard tools and I see no
> reason
> to adapt to some newbie tech. Google doesn't seem to care, he uses google,
>
> he doesn't care, why should I?

If someone plays tennis against you with a frying pan would you use a plate?


       
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:27:13
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
jdeluise wrote:
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> "Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote in message
>> news:j84jk45osqq9t08quct37u8gl9mvsketqa@4ax.com...
>>> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>>> <snippity snip ship ship>
>>>>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>>>>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>>>>> Floyd.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>>>> So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>>> It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>>
>> Of course it's not my fault. And it's not "everyone else's", but those who
>>
>> use google.
>> I have no problems qouting those who use standard tools and I see no
>> reason
>> to adapt to some newbie tech. Google doesn't seem to care, he uses google,
>>
>> he doesn't care, why should I?
>
> If someone plays tennis against you with a frying pan would you use a plate?

May do it even if you play with a tennis racket?

It is not *skriptis's fault that the tool of his choice mangles quotes
frequently, is it? Moreover, *skriptis is not a Computer Scientist.

Another thread is losing its focus. What was the original intent? I
forget already.

--
Cheers,

vc


       
Date: 18 Dec 2008 01:16:35
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

"jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:gBg2l.62226$zQ3.1120@newsfe12.iad...
>
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> "Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote in message
>> news:j84jk45osqq9t08quct37u8gl9mvsketqa@4ax.com...
>> > On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >>On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> >>> > <snippity snip ship ship>
>> >>>
>> >>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>> >>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>> >>> Floyd.
>> >>>
>> >>> ---
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>> >>
>> >>So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>> >
>> > It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>>
>>
>> Of course it's not my fault. And it's not "everyone else's", but those
>> who
>>
>> use google.
>> I have no problems qouting those who use standard tools and I see no
>> reason
>> to adapt to some newbie tech. Google doesn't seem to care, he uses
>> google,
>>
>> he doesn't care, why should I?
>
> If someone plays tennis against you with a frying pan would you use a
> plate?


Your point?




        
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:29:10
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr > wrote:

> Your point?

You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.


         
Date: 18 Dec 2008 01:31:46
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

"jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:vPg2l.62228$zQ3.52163@newsfe12.iad...
>
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> Your point?
>
> You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.

Yeah, but there are lot of other guys with limited abilities posting in this
thread as we speak.
vari etc..




          
Date: 18 Dec 2008 21:43:07
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
*skriptis wrote:
> "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:vPg2l.62228$zQ3.52163@newsfe12.iad...
>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>
>>> Your point?
>> You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.
>
> Yeah, but there are lot of other guys with limited abilities posting in this
> thread as we speak.
> vari etc..
>
>


I see it more as polluting threads.



          
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:50:21
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr > wrote:

> "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:vPg2l.62228$zQ3.52163@newsfe12.iad...
> >
> > On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> >
> >> Your point?
> >
> > You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.
>
> Yeah, but there are lot of other guys with limited abilities posting in
> this
> thread as we speak.
> vari etc..

You should really learn to keep your jealousy in check. Not only is it an
inherently ugly human trait (though a very basic one) but it also leads to
anger and hate.


           
Date: 18 Dec 2008 01:55:16
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

"jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:o7h2l.62229$zQ3.37185@newsfe12.iad...
>
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:vPg2l.62228$zQ3.52163@newsfe12.iad...
>> >
>> > On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Your point?
>> >
>> > You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.
>>
>> Yeah, but there are lot of other guys with limited abilities posting in
>> this
>> thread as we speak.
>> vari etc..
>
> You should really learn to keep your jealousy in check. Not only is it an
> inherently ugly human trait (though a very basic one) but it also leads to
> anger and hate.

And hate leads to the dark side, yeah right.
I have no reason to be jealous at anyone currently online and posting here.
;-)




            
Date: 18 Dec 2008 14:48:41
From: TT
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
*skriptis wrote:
> "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o7h2l.62229$zQ3.37185@newsfe12.iad...
>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>
>>> "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:vPg2l.62228$zQ3.52163@newsfe12.iad...
>>>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Your point?
>>>> You're the tier 1 analyst, right? You figure it out.
>>> Yeah, but there are lot of other guys with limited abilities posting in
>>> this
>>> thread as we speak.
>>> vari etc..
>> You should really learn to keep your jealousy in check. Not only is it an
>> inherently ugly human trait (though a very basic one) but it also leads to
>> anger and hate.
>
> And hate leads to the dark side, yeah right.
> I have no reason to be jealous at anyone currently online and posting here.
> ;-)
>
>

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering

Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark
side. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side of the Force, are they.
Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down
the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it
will…as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice



--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


     
Date: 17 Dec 2008 23:56:58
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> >
> >> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
> >> > <snippity snip ship ship>
> >>
> >> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
> >> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
> >> Floyd.
> >>
> >> ---
> >>
> >>
> >> Take a medicine and stop using google.
> >
> >So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>
> It's everyone else's fault, not his.

He's not unlike bob in that way :)


      
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:07:56
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
jdeluise wrote:
> On 17-Dec-2008, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>> <snippity snip ship ship>
>>>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>>>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>>>> Floyd.
>>>>
>>>> ---
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>>> So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>> It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>
> He's not unlike bob in that way :)

It is a reflection of the Tier I Academy's intellectual rigor. With some
training, we could all turn out like this.

--
Cheers,

vc


      
Date: 18 Dec 2008 02:05:33
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:56:58 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com >
wrote:

>
>On 17-Dec-2008, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>> >> > <snippity snip ship ship>
>> >>
>> >> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>> >> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>> >> Floyd.
>> >>
>> >> ---
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>> >
>> >So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>>
>> It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>
>He's not unlike bob in that way :)

And many other ways too.



       
Date: 18 Dec 2008 00:09:13
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:56:58 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On 17-Dec-2008, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:52:55 GMT, "jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Dec 17, 5:43 pm, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>>>>>> <snippity snip ship ship>
>>>>> You'd be better off posting your 31st-40th middle-to-least favorite
>>>>> Yes song covered by Led Zeppelin while joined by a member of Pink
>>>>> Floyd.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Take a medicine and stop using google.
>>>> So you consider what you did there to be quality quoting?
>>> It's everyone else's fault, not his.
>> He's not unlike bob in that way :)
>
> And many other ways too.
>

Yes, Whispobot Release II is not that different from the Release I. It
is hardly even an upgrade, if you ask me.

rst has been ripped off!

--
Cheers,

vc


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 22:59:40
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse

On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr > wrote:

> Tripple AO curse is well known and explained.
>
> In women's game it's what happens when you win three straight titles.
> Graf did it, failed to win 4th. And won "just" one AO after that.
> Same thing with Seles. Won just one slam title at all.
> Hingis won three in a row and never won a slam again.
>
> In men's game, it appears that three in a row is something that is so
> elusive.
> Only few of the open era greats won 3 and more titles, but even those who
> did, failed to win three in a row.
> Recently it was Agassi won three in 4 years but failed to win his third
> straight due to medical issues.
> Federer also failed to win three in a row due to (according to him)
> medical
> issues.
>
>
>
> Being a tier 1 analyst, I must admit it was a blemish on my rst posting
> career.
> A true analyst should excell in all areas and sorts of discussions here.
>
> So here is my contribution. I've done some researching and found something
>
> that could be called "Inaugural YEC curse".
>
>
> The Masters started in 1970, Stan Smith won it, and he never won a YEC
> title
> again.
> The renamed tournament "ATP World Championship" was won by Agassi in 1990,
>
> who never won another title at the same tournament.
> The third incarnation "The Masters Cup", won by Gustavo Kuerten, who, of
> course, never won another YEC title.
>
> Are we ready for yet another one-yec wonder in 2009?
> Or the fact that the tournament for the first time starts in non-0 ending
> digit year should remove the curse?

Anyone who believes in number curses is no tier 1 analyst in my book......


  
Date: 18 Dec 2008 14:38:24
From: TT
Subject: Re: Top analyst pokes you: Find and detect a tennis curse
jdeluise wrote:
> On 17-Dec-2008, "*skriptis" <skriptis@post.t-com.hr> wrote:
>
>> Tripple AO curse is well known and explained.
>>
>> In women's game it's what happens when you win three straight titles.
>> Graf did it, failed to win 4th. And won "just" one AO after that.
>> Same thing with Seles. Won just one slam title at all.
>> Hingis won three in a row and never won a slam again.
>>
>> In men's game, it appears that three in a row is something that is so
>> elusive.
>> Only few of the open era greats won 3 and more titles, but even those who
>> did, failed to win three in a row.
>> Recently it was Agassi won three in 4 years but failed to win his third
>> straight due to medical issues.
>> Federer also failed to win three in a row due to (according to him)
>> medical
>> issues.
>>
>>
>>
>> Being a tier 1 analyst, I must admit it was a blemish on my rst posting
>> career.
>> A true analyst should excell in all areas and sorts of discussions here.
>>
>> So here is my contribution. I've done some researching and found something
>>
>> that could be called "Inaugural YEC curse".
>>
>>
>> The Masters started in 1970, Stan Smith won it, and he never won a YEC
>> title
>> again.
>> The renamed tournament "ATP World Championship" was won by Agassi in 1990,
>>
>> who never won another title at the same tournament.
>> The third incarnation "The Masters Cup", won by Gustavo Kuerten, who, of
>> course, never won another YEC title.
>>
>> Are we ready for yet another one-yec wonder in 2009?
>> Or the fact that the tournament for the first time starts in non-0 ending
>> digit year should remove the curse?
>
> Anyone who believes in number curses is no tier 1 analyst in my book......

How about this one...Djokovic has never successfully defended a
title...actually he's never won same title twice...

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