Understanding Tennis Tie Break Scoring

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Oleg Aronov, the Chief Executive Officer of the specialty retail pharmacy StatRx Pharmacy, Inc., is an avid sports enthusiast. A successful tennis player with black belts in both judo and aikido, Oleg Aronov also enjoys cycling and mountain biking.

The tennis scoring system can appear complex to beginners. Perhaps the most confusing aspects of tennis scoring occur during a tie break. Standard sets of tennis end when one player wins six games, with at least a two-game advantage over his or her opponent. However, if both players reach six games, the set enters a deciding tie break. A traditional tie break is played to seven points, with the winning player needing to secure a two-point margin of victory.

The player set to serve in the 13th game of the set begins the tie break with a single serve from the deuce court. Following the opening point, players alternate serving every two points, first from the ad court and then from the deuce court. After six total points, players switch ends. Players switch ends again after 12 points, 18 points, and so on until the conclusion of the tie break.

As players must win by two points, the length of tie break can be unpredictable. A 7-0 or 7-1 tie break score is not uncommon. On the other hand, pro players Benjamin Balleret and Guillaume Couillard once engaged in a 70-point tie break; Balleret took the set with a tie break score of 36-34.


An Introduction to the Judo Ranking System

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Judo Ranking System
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Oleg Aronov serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of StatRx Pharmacy in Bronx, New York, since 2007. Away from his work at the retail and specialty pharmacy, Oleg Aronov practices martial arts. He holds black belts in both judo and aikido.

The modern judo ranking system has been in place since 1883. However, the system has changed in a number of ways over the last 130 years. For example, judo founder Kano Jigoro originally made no distinction among students who had achieved the black belt ranking, while current judo practices separate black belt students into 10 distinct categories. Furthermore, Jigoro initially used only white belts and black belts to distinguish beginners from advanced students, respectively. Today, students of judo can earn seven different belts, such as yellow belts and green belts, in addition to the 10 black belt degrees and a number of additional transitional rankings.

Promotions from one belt to the next are determined by several points of emphasis, including the maturity and moral fiber of the student and the student’s mastery of judo techniques and abilities. Students can also earn promotion points during officially sanctioned United States Judo Federation competitions. Additional factors include the length of time the student has held his or her current position, the student’s contributions to his or her dojo, the student’s age, and, most importantly, the instructor’s judgment.

Health Benefits of Cycling

The managing partner at Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center, LLC, Oleg Aronov also leads StatRx Pharmacy, Inc., as CEO and president. Away from work, Oleg Aronov enjoys long-distance cycling.

Depending on intensity, an hour of biking can burn in excess of 500 calories. Additional health benefits of cycling include:

More Energy

A person can reduce fatigue by participating in low- and moderate-intensity biking, according to a 2008 study. Over the course of six weeks, researchers analyzed 36 participants and found that those engaging in consistent exercise had more energy than their sedentary counterparts.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

Cycling stimulates blood flow by increasing heart rate. In addition, cycling strengthens the heart, making a person less susceptible to coronary heart disease.

Stronger Muscles

A perfect activity for those suffering from joint conditions, biking develops the core while building muscles, particularly in the lower half of the body. Hamstring, calf, and quadricep muscles gain strength from consistent training. Likewise, gluteal muscles become more defined.

Aikido – A Powerful Martial Art

An entrepreneur, Oleg Aronov founded MEDEX Diagnostic and Treatment Center and Stat Rx Pharmacy to provide quality care to patients afflicted with a variety of physical and mental illnesses or health conditions. Mr. Aronov is a seasoned healthcare executive with a passion for providing this patients with the best pharmacy and medical care available.

In addition to his passion for providing his patients with the best care possible, Oleg Aronov pursues many interests, such as the martial art of Aikido.

One of the most complex of styles of martial arts, Aikido is built on two precepts. First, it emphasizes non-violent resolutions of differences, when possible. Second, it involves a commitment to self-control.

Similar to judo, Aikido works by adjusting one’s motions to the attack of an opponent. This enables the practitioner to change the direction of the attack, instead of directly confronting it. He or she can then throw the opponent or an assailant by use of a joint lock. These moves require little energy and can seem gentle, but when properly applied they have great strength and power.

The spiritual side to Aikido builds mental concentration, cultivates a calm inner self, and inculcates respect for others. The founder of Aikido intended the art to demonstrate harmony with nature. He believed that with dedicated application of Aikido, one could not be defeated by an opponent out of touch with nature.