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    Sergiy Stakhovsky - who has just retired from professional tennis (and he was a well-know player, I can recall him beating Federer on one occasion) has signed up for Ukranian military to defend his country: https://news.sky.com/video/ukraine-i...erves-12551963
    Many other current and former sports people )(including chess players such as GM Timoshenko) are also ready to fight!
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    Slow learner.

    ‘I won’t be able to play in the US’: Djokovic barred, withdraws from Indian Wells
    Health authorities have blocked Novak Djokovic from entering the United States, and the world No.2 has subsequently withdrawn from a pair of major American tournaments. ...
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    At least apparently, he will be alowed to play in French Open now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    At least apparently, he will be alowed to play in French Open now.
    It should also be noted: Just like with the Australian Open - Novak was put in the draw (and this time he knew - he is likely not to be allowed to enter the country)...and was not disclosing that he was an unlikely starter...
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
    Still, much faster than how they used to play till 16-14 or so . I still remember the Isner-Machut serving epic .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Starting at this year's Roland-Garros, all four Grand Slams will use a 10 point tie-break to decide final sets when the score reaches six games all.
    Not sure why they say this is starting at Roland Garros. Aus Open already had it.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Interesting that Barty retires so early.
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