Originally Posted by NLnewb
where is this huge skill difference? I looked at PA's record and although he is a god in practically everyway. Tennis doesn't seem to be one of them. He seems like a like a run of the mill D3 player, which is good but not something an ex Florida top 100? junior is going to have zero chance of beating. But I've lost a bunch betting on tennis so although I think I understand the game, my handicapping isn't very good. But my buddies tell me don't bet on tennis, especially at the challenger and smaller events.
i am pretty sure everybody (at least i have been) going by:
1. PA = 5.5
2. PA = in shape, works out 2x/day
3. BA = 20% body fat
4. BA = 4.5-5
if that's the case, 11-1 probably isn't enough especially w/o any concessions in terms of doubles alleys, serves, points/game, games/set etc.
that said, PA's record does look like he's a bit below 5.5 (wouldn't be #1 singles on any legit US D3 team) and would almost certainly get his ass whooped by my roomate who is a legit 5.5+ (couldn't make D1, undefeated though in match play all through college for a decent D3 college team as #1 singles).
so 1-4 may not be entirely accurate.
it's also, as has been noted, VERY hard to draw any hard conclusions w/o having seen both of these guys play in their current state.