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Old 01-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #641 (permalink)
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Forgot about this thread!

Great Aussie Open so far.... Novak/Wawrinka... Ferrer/Almagro... the upset of Del Potro... Sloane over Serena...

And now Li Na torching Sharapova! Won the 1st set 6-2!

Very happy that Fed managed to pull it out against Tsonga. I was worried. Tsonga played very well. He might be the next guy to break through.
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Almagro was such an unbelievable choke job. Man that has to hurt. Moreso than even Wawrinka.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #643 (permalink)
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Speaking of choke jobs.... wow. Sharapova cruises through the entire tourney... and then gets MAULED by Li Na.

I'd like nothing better than a Li Na v. Sloane Stephens final.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #644 (permalink)
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Good final between Li and Azarenka. Vika's tougher mentally than I thought. Was telling to see her break down sobbing after she won. Guess the Aussie media really DID get to her. Just did a good job of blocking it out during the match.

Good final too between Murray and Novak. Novak is just a machine. I thought that Nadal beat people down physically.... jeez. Can't wait to see what happens at the French when Rafa is back.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #645 (permalink)
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So, it appears that Nadal is back. Hope it lasts. I want to see a lot more of this shit. He took care of Federererer with ease, to bring his record in matches against Roger to 20 and 10, then he beat Del Potro. He lost the first set, was down 1-3 in the second set, and then won the next 5 games, and took the third set handily. Pretty good for hard court play.

Rafael Nadal quells fitness doubts to emerge as a genuine force again | Kevin Mitchell | Sport | guardian.co.uk
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I can't wait until the outdoor nets are put up again. i'll be out there every day in the summer, I just need to find some partners to rally/train with
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #647 (permalink)
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Jennifer Capriati, now 36, has had a tough road since her days as a teen tennis prodigy and a stint atop the world rankings. Although she's a three-time major winner and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she's had difficulties off the court, with arrests ranging from shoplifting to marijuana possession.

And the problems continue. Capriati now faces battery and stalking charges in Palm Beach County, Florida stemming from an incident with an ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day. According to North Palm Beach police, Capriati approached her ex-boyfriend, Ivan Brannan, at a gym and began screaming at him. When he tried to leave by going to the men's locker room, Capriati allegedly blocked his path and punched at his chest. The summons indicates that she "actually and intentionally touch[ed] and [struck]" Brannan and "willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follow[ed], harass[ed]" him.

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The bum picker destroyed Federererer in the Finals in Rome. 6-1, 6-3. He's now 20-10 lifetime against Roger.
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The bum picker destroyed Federererer in the Finals in Rome. 6-1, 6-3. He's now 20-10 lifetime against Roger.
he also played a pas his prime federor in his prime for most of those matches.

nadal at his prime<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<fedoror in his prime


and its not even close
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he also played a pas his prime federor in his prime for most of those matches.

nadal at his prime<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<fedoror in his prime


and its not even close
That makes no sense whatsoever.
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13 of those are on clay.

Big whoop.
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That makes no sense whatsoever.
which part confused you?
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13 of those are on clay.

Big whoop.
You're right, clay doesn't count.

Roger isn't thinking big whoop when he is consistently dominated by the guy.
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which part confused you?
If there was any part of your post that made sense, I might have been confused, but as it stands, none of it confused me.

Nadal's best years were smack dab in Federer's prime. And Roger was just recently ranked number one, so where does this idea that he has lost his form come from?
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You're right, clay doesn't count.

Roger isn't thinking big whoop when he is consistently dominated by the guy.
I didn't say it didn't count.

Obviously, he's a superior clay player.
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If there was any part of your post that made sense, I might have been confused, but as it stands, none of it confused me.

Nadal's best years were smack dab in Federer's prime. And Roger was just recently ranked number one, so where does this idea that he has lost his form come from?
thats arguable. I think federor had his best year before nadal came onto the scene. hed lost a step once nadal was challenging for first. his stroke brilliance is what keeps him up top or near it even today, but if he had that step back nadal would stand no chance
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I didn't say it didn't count.

Obviously, he's a superior clay player.
And he is Roger's equal on other surfaces a lot of the time. The comparison lied in Roger's favor when Rafa couldn't win on hard courts. But he's won every major now, and won a gold medal on hard courts. I just hope his body holds up a few more years and he answers Djokovic definitively.
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an interesting post I found on FB trying to reason why fedoror is the greatest of all time:

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Let's settle this debate about the GOAT - Nadal is not the greatest of all time, that title belongs to Federer.

The evidence:
1) Nadal says Federer is the GOAT.
2) Federer is the most complete player ever to play the game (in the words of former greats, analysts and the players themselves).
3) Federer has more overall titles.
4) Federer has more overall grand slams.
5) The percentages of matches won cannot be compared until both careers are complete - Nadal currently leads but he has played significantly fewer matches than Federer.
6) Nadal has 57 career titles - 42 OF WHICH HAVE BEEN ON CLAY - giving him a bare 15 titles on other surfaces in his career.
7) Federer has 76 titles:
- 52 on hard.
- 12 on grass.
- 10 on clay.
- 2 on carpet.
Grass is Federer’s preferred surface but if one were to remove the surface on which he has won the most titles in order to gain a true representation of his ability across the tour and the surfaces – i.e. remove the 52 titles on hard courts – Federer still boasts an impressive 24 titles.
One may argue that Nadal is younger than Federer and, therefore, has several years in which to surpass Federer and this is true! The question remains, however, of how many titles Nadal will win that are not on clay – in his career thus far he has only obtained 15 titles on every other surface.

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1. Oh yeah - that clinches it. Nadal continually kicks the dude's ass and then concedes that Roger is the greatest. That obviously makes Roger the greatest. Or it helps to keep Roger from breaking down into a big sobbing mess.

2. I might agree on this one, though I'm not sure it means that much. McEnroe has often made a point of saying that Nadal might be right there with him or very close, with very underrated hands at the net. Roger does not have the same mental game as either Rafa of Novak. I'd actually argue that Djokovic is the more clear-cut complete player as of the last couple of years.

As for all the titles and majors and such, there's no denying the accomplishments, but trying to pin Nadal as merely a clay court player is sad. It's the surface that has been easiest on his knees. Take away the injuries and the numbers could easily tilt toward Nadal on all surfaces. Is Roger better at not getting injured? Absolutely. He has an amazingly clean and efficient game. He also played at a time without a huge amount of competition and was able to win easily without going past four sets very often. Once Nadal took him deeper into matches, with more physical play, his body started to break down a bit. Nadal never had that luxury. He won a career grand slam in 4 consecutive majors, and won a gold medal, and all against a very deep pool of talent that required intense play. He has been in what has been widely considered the best match ever - beating Fed at Wimbledon, as well as possibly the best, certainly most gruelling hard court match ever - the Aussie he lost to Novak, and the greatest clay court match ever - the recent win over Novak. That's a lot of greatness. Go back and look at when Roger utterly dominated - not a lot of great matches.

I personally think Nadal is the greatest player I've ever seen. Novak could surpass him if he maintains his current mental steeliness. But it's hard for me to imagine seeing another player that could make me shake my head in disbelief so much. And if Nadal wins another three or four majors there just isn't much of an argument.
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