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Surfie
04-07-2009, 10:09 PM
I mean this year should be extra exiting. I know some of you will say it's predictable and Nadal will win.

But you'll still think, hey what about Murray or maybe Roger the one that got away?

This thread is not to start debating who will win, but more like hearing if other people just can wait for it to start

jamesblakefan#1
04-07-2009, 10:30 PM
The French is the least interesting of the Slams, we all know Nadal will dominate. Its only a matter of who his victim will be.

Blinkism
04-07-2009, 10:40 PM
I like the French Open, personally. Actually, I'd say it's my favourite. It's the reason why Nadal's become my favourite player.

I am really excited for the French Open, but hopefully it won't be a Nadal-Federer final, again! I'm rooting for Nadal, and I'm hoping Djokovic can do well. And I am hoping, especially, that Murray makes the final and gets triple-bageled. That'd make my year!:twisted::twisted::twisted:

[Note to OP: the word is spelt excited, not "exited":)]

Blinkism
04-07-2009, 10:57 PM
See.. I would have been the first person to be your friend. But you had to drop the "D" word......

Djokovic can't win pretty and quickly on a hard court. So I can't see him grinding away at the French yet again. I predict retirement for that joker........ ;)

Haha, the "D" word!

Well, I do agree with you that Djokovic probably won't do well at the French Open, relatively-speaking (he'll do better than 99% of the tour). I'm just hoping he does well because when he does do well, then it's tennis we can all appreciate. When he's playing poorly, I'd rather not have to watch him.

Also, I'm hoping Federer plays well, but I don't want to see him in the final. I'd love to see a real dirt-baller, a clay-court specialist, the hottest new thing on clay, play Nadal in the final. Someone like Almagro or Bellucci, for example.

That probably won't happen, though. :(

COPEY
04-07-2009, 11:47 PM
I think there's pressure for both Roger and Nadal, but for different reasons. It seems Roger's confidence has been shaken, and given the dismal outcome of last year's final, I have to think he's looking to redeem himself. If there is a rematch of last year's final, I can't imagine he has enough self-belief to think he can win, but my guess is he'd at least want to make a match of it. That alone might give him enough of a emotional boost to go into Wimbledon with some semblance of confidence.

For Nadal, I think his goal, although less complex than Rogers, is certainly no easy task. He's looking to simply keep the streak alive.

The thing is all streaks come to an end. For Nadal, if it ends this year it won't change the fact he'll go down in history as one of the all-time great clay courters. For Roger, however, if he loses early or even loses in the final again and fails to be competative, I wouldn't lay odds oh him winning Wimbledon. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if he was ousted in the quarters of semis of Wimbledon.

At any rate it should be interesting to see how it all unfolds.

Commando Tennis Shorts
04-07-2009, 11:54 PM
The French is the least interesting of the Slams, we all know Nadal will dominate. Its only a matter of who his victim will be.

I agree; not to mention, the Americans will be knocked out in the first week (as always), so no doubt that will bum me out a bit (yeah, I'm a homer). Don't get me wrong, the FO may be great for some people, but it's my least favorite Slam by far

Blinkism
04-08-2009, 12:01 AM
I agree; not to mention, the Americans will be knocked out in the first week (as always), so no doubt that will bum me out a bit (yeah, I'm a homer). Don't get me wrong, the FO may be great for some people, but it's my least favorite Slam by far

Where are Chang, Courier, and Agassi when you need them, eh?

All-rounder
04-08-2009, 12:05 AM
zzzzzzzz...... we all know who is gonna win which makes it less interesting its who nadal beats in the final is what is more exciting

edberg505
04-08-2009, 01:24 AM
Why would I be excited to watch Nadal kick everyone's teeth in?

Pirao
04-08-2009, 02:04 AM
Of course, I want to see if Nadal keeps his FO streak intact and surpasses Borg on clay.

THERAFA
04-08-2009, 02:11 AM
^^^
Agreed... But I really don't know about Nadal this year...

People will flame me, but I think that he will feel the pressure to continue his winning ways like Rog did at Wimbledon..

I think some normality will return to the FO again, and some nobody will win it...

Nah, you can't get 2 more opposite people mentally than Federer and the Rafa, they are like night and day. No let downs from the Rafa, too strong upstairs.

gj011
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I mean this year should be extra exiting. I know some of you will say it's predictable and Nadal will win.

But you'll still think, hey what about Murray or maybe Roger the one that got away?

This thread is not to start debating who will win, but more like hearing if other people just can wait for it to start

You conveniently forgot to mention Djokovic who was the second best claycourt player last season.

Nadal is going to win it anyway, but this is going too far.

If you don't want to talk about who is going to win then don't.

batz
04-08-2009, 02:25 AM
Nah, you can't get 2 more opposite people mentally than Federer and the Rafa, they are like night and day. No let downs from the Rafa, too strong upstairs.

Hmmmm. No let downs huh. What would you call it when someone loses a match from 3-0 and a double break to a guy who hasn't taken a set off them in four previous encounters?

I agree it's a rarity, but it happened nonetheless.

jelle v
04-08-2009, 02:29 AM
Tenniswise I think Roland Garros is the most entertaining slam there is, but as far as predictability goes, this tournament has gone skyhigh as far as the winner is concerned, because it's a certainty that Nadal is going to win. It's just a question of who his victim will be..

I'm almost hoping that it won't be Federer this time, although I'm a huge Federer-fan.

gj011
04-08-2009, 02:31 AM
Haha, the "D" word!

Well, I do agree with you that Djokovic probably won't do well at the French Open, relatively-speaking (he'll do better than 99% of the tour). I'm just hoping he does well because when he does do well, then it's tennis we can all appreciate. When he's playing poorly, I'd rather not have to watch him.

Also, I'm hoping Federer plays well, but I don't want to see him in the final. I'd love to see a real dirt-baller, a clay-court specialist, the hottest new thing on clay, play Nadal in the final. Someone like Almagro or Bellucci, for example.

That probably won't happen, though. :(

Almagro? The one who lost 6-1 6-1 6-1 to Nadal in RG last year? No thanks.

And Djokovic will do well on RG. SF if he is going to be in Nadal's half for the 4th time in a row, or F is he is finally not.

rafan
04-08-2009, 02:31 AM
I mean this year should be extra exiting. I know some of you will say it's predictable and Nadal will win.

But you'll still think, hey what about Murray or maybe Roger the one that got away?

This thread is not to start debating who will win, but more like hearing if other people just can wait for it to start

Nice post but the only word you used I didn't agree with was "predicatable". Almost saying that Nadal is boringly predictable. No never in a million years!

jelle v
04-08-2009, 02:35 AM
Nice post but the only word you used I didn't agree with was "predicatable". Almost saying that Nadal is boringly predictable. No never in a million years!

OMG... you are serious aren't you? How sad.. :rolleyes:

THERAFA
04-08-2009, 02:40 AM
Hmmmm. No let downs huh. What would you call it when someone loses a match from 3-0 and a double break to a guy who hasn't taken a set off them in four previous encounters?

I agree it's a rarity, but it happened nonetheless.

Well I wouldn't call it a slam, that is for sure. It's kind of like the inverse of Del Potro. Del Potro very strong mentally in the nonslams but as weak as can be in the Australian Open, he tanked his encounter with Federer, basically was aiming at the bottom of the net just to get off the court. Inversely, the Rafa wouldn't ever let a meltdown happen at a slam, but in these lesser tournaments he is clearly not as consistent and a bit loose with his attitude, and that is the way to do it (don't get too serious in the non-slams, save mental fatigue for the slams).

Gen
04-08-2009, 02:40 AM
Yes, to me RG is exciting tenniswise because I like clay tennis better than any other. And I don't care who wins it (because it'll be Nadal), I'll just watch the game: long rallies, sliding, angles, passing shots. etc. Hopefully Djokovic will get to the final. Last year he was much more competitive to Nadal than Federer. And we'll be spared another sobbing session. Two cryings per year are enough for me. When Djokovic loses, at least he behaves like a gentleman rather than a cry baby.

Telepatic
04-08-2009, 03:34 AM
At least I`ll be in a Europe, no sleep problems..

caulcano
04-08-2009, 04:13 AM
I mean this year should be extra exiting. I know some of you will say it's predictable and Nadal will win.

But you'll still think, hey what about Murray or maybe Roger the one that got away?

This thread is not to start debating who will win, but more like hearing if other people just can wait for it to start

Not excited at all. Will probably watch the final though.

deltox
04-08-2009, 04:17 AM
ill watch all the matches i can. its a slam so of course im excited, but i honestly hope even if Nadal wins he gets challenged this year so we have something to talk about and ponder for next year.

rafan
04-08-2009, 04:54 AM
OMG... you are serious aren't you? How sad.. :rolleyes:

Clay or no clay - Nadal will having us on the edge of our seats again - the tournament is exciting because Nadal is playing - he will bring the tournament to life.

Leublu tennis
04-08-2009, 05:03 AM
At least I`ll be in a Europe, no sleep problems..Yes, won't that be nice.

Cyan
04-08-2009, 08:20 AM
Why would I be excited to watch Nadal kick everyone's teeth in?

But you get excited watching Fed winning the USO for "FIVE" years in a row :rolleyes:

Cyan
04-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Tenniswise I think Roland Garros is the most entertaining slam there is, but as far as predictability goes, this tournament has gone skyhigh as far as the winner is concerned, because it's a certainty that Nadal is going to win. It's just a question of who his victim will be..

I'm almost hoping that it won't be Federer this time, although I'm a huge Federer-fan.

Hey but Federer winning Wimbledon for "FIVE" years in a row was exciting :rolleyes:

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 08:24 AM
I'm looking forward to Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros. Clay season can't be long enough. :D

Beacon Hill
04-08-2009, 08:38 AM
You conveniently forgot to mention Djokovic who was the second best claycourt player last season.

Nadal is going to win it anyway, but this is going too far.

If you don't want to talk about who is going to win then don't.
Second best? Really?

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Second best? Really?
Yep. Only to those who don't like Djokovic can't admit the truth.

vtmike
04-08-2009, 08:43 AM
Yep. Only to those who don't like Djokovic can't admit the truth.

Yep. Only those who don't like Federer can't admit the truth.

Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 09:16 AM
No!!! The French has always been my least favorite Major. Too slow. Points too long. "Point construction" almost absent. And the Nadal / Pierce / Shriekapova / etc. slow-pokes take even longer between points.

(But besides that, I love it.)

RG should go back to GRASS!

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theduh
04-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Not really that excited, though I will still watch it to see if Fed can pull off a miracle (which I really doubt) or to see a divine intervention of some sort.

edberg505
04-08-2009, 09:39 AM
But you get excited watching Fed winning the USO for "FIVE" years in a row :rolleyes:

LOL, refresh my memory will you. When was the last time that Federer won Wimbledon or the US Open without dropping a set. Oh yeah, that's right. NEVER! I mean last year people were even doubting that he'd even make it to the final much less win the whole thing. That's way more unpredictable. Honestly, I don't see how you can even compare the two. To be honest I wouldn't even matter how many times Nadal won the FO. It's my least favs of all the slams anyways.

Cesc Fabregas
04-08-2009, 09:51 AM
Nadal is immense on clay so I am looking foward to the French.

tahiti
04-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Nope, I'm not excited or waiting for RG to start. I'm excited for Monte Carlo and especially Rome, when Nadal can gain some points!

deltox
04-08-2009, 09:58 AM
LOL, refresh my memory will you. When was the last time that Federer won Wimbledon or the US Open without dropping a set. Oh yeah, that's right. NEVER! I mean last year people were even doubting that he'd even make it to the final much less win the whole thing. That's way more unpredictable. Honestly, I don't see how you can even compare the two. To be honest I wouldn't even matter how many times Nadal won the FO. It's my least favs of all the slams anyways.

fed did take wimby o3 o5 and o6 with only 1 set dropped

Cyan
04-08-2009, 10:26 AM
fed did take wimby o3 o5 and o6 with only 1 set dropped

Long time dominance thay could be considered boring.

Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 10:59 AM
deltox - Should that be "unabashed" in your Sig?

- KK

P_Agony
04-08-2009, 12:46 PM
IMO this is the most boring slam, as it's the most predictable. Rafa will win another FO, and the final will probably be another boring match. Wimbeldon is actually almost as boring to me. I like HC slams the most because we sometimes get surprises, like Tsonga, Murray, Gonzales, Djokovic over the years and not only Roger and Rafa there.

sheets
04-08-2009, 01:12 PM
I'm about to explode. Can't wait to see more of this.

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Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 01:38 PM
^^^ Well, that was clear...!

(Welcome to TT. The UBB Code here must be different from what you are accustomed to.)

- KK

Nadalfan89
04-08-2009, 01:43 PM
Should be a really good tourny. Nadal is going to sweep it obviously but I hope it's a 5 set final with Federer.

CCNM
04-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Will be interesting to see who, if anyone, can/will challenge Nadal & Fed.:)

Emelia21
04-08-2009, 01:48 PM
I cant wait for it to begin, counting the days :)

EikelBeiter
04-08-2009, 01:48 PM
No!!! The French has always been my least favorite Major. Too slow. Points too long. "Point construction" almost absent. And the Nadal / Pierce / Shriekapova / etc. slow-pokes take even longer between points.

(But besides that, I love it.)



"point construction" almost absent? as mcenroe would say: YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!?

Personally i feel there is more point construction on clay then on grass.

On grass after the serve the server is mostly in control and he will most likely win the rally or he makes a mistake or a beautifull passing shot from his opponent and then he loses the rally.

On clay the server is less in control after his serve and the returner has a better chance of gaining control over the rally, and pressing the opponent into a forced error.

Pirao
04-08-2009, 03:21 PM
You think Nadal will win everything this year!! ;)

On clay? Absolutely! (Well except the 500 and 250 tournaments he won't play).

Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 03:51 PM
<Mod Mode> Stop calling each other "__*****". Thank you. </Mod Mode>

- KK

norbac
04-08-2009, 05:57 PM
One of my favortie Slams after the Aussie; even though I am not a big Nadal fan I LOVE Roland Garros and any clay tournament.

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 06:00 PM
One of my favortie Slams after the Aussie; even though I am not a big Nadal fan I LOVE Roland Garros and any clay tournament.
How can you love Clay and not Nadal?

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Please explain to me how people like this are given a licence to talk this rubbish on these boards, and get to 8000 plus post's..

I mean really now.............

;)
I guess anything praising Nadal's ability on clay is rubbish. It's your opinion and my opinion matters to. You don't just win 4 RG's in a row and not being given special status. Especially with how much better the athletes are these days.

norbac
04-08-2009, 06:47 PM
How can you love Clay and not Nadal?

I didn't say I didn't like him, I said I'm not a BIG fan.

I just like the fact that in clay a lot of other guys that wouldn't be winning on grass or hard can excel, such as Gaudio.

VivalaVida
04-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Yes, to me RG is exciting tenniswise because I like clay tennis better than any other. And I don't care who wins it (because it'll be Nadal), I'll just watch the game: long rallies, sliding, angles, passing shots. etc. Hopefully Djokovic will get to the final. Last year he was much more competitive to Nadal than Federer. And we'll be spared another sobbing session. Two cryings per year are enough for me. When Djokovic loses, at least he behaves like a gentleman rather than a cry baby.
yeah yeah. The guy cried on court once after three years ( AO 06) and all of a sudden nadal fans are claiming he cries every time he loses a final. :rolleyes: Give me a break!

Lendl and Federer Fan
04-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Not really looking forward to RG, what is the fun in seeing Nadal get another one! :twisted:

VivalaVida
04-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Read Kaptain_Karl's comment. That will not be tolerated here. Nadal is the GOAT On clay so it would make sense to be a Nadal fan if you love clay. But I guess there are exceptions.
I like nadal as a person and his game, but I dont like clay court tennis at all unless nadal is playing. When nadal is playing, we are watching mastery of clay court tennis.

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Yes, but he is not you!

You do know that dont you? :shock:
Yes I do. Thanks for some common sense. I live my life totally different but yet I still find his tennis game awesome to watch. That's as far as it goes.

VivalaVida
04-08-2009, 06:52 PM
The guy puts me to sleep in all honesty....
I have heard that from many people on this board. To each his own I guess. I respect your opinion. I just find nadal's game interesting because of the immense physicality of it.

deltox
04-08-2009, 07:00 PM
I have heard that from many people on this board. To each his own I guess. I respect your opinion. I just find nadal's game interesting because of the immense physicality of it.

i used to be very bored during rafas matches,, everything was looping, long, drawn out and lacking ball speed.

these past few months he has utilized the flat ball ALOT more and i see him going for winners instead of just keeping it in play longer and waiting for the UE.

im starting to enjoy watching him play and i expect to see him enthrall me further during the clay season. i still dont like him as a player but i can still admire his determination.

Toxicmilk
04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
I like Nadal and everything, but RG is the only GS that I actually get bored of.
Match starts at let's say....11am. I look again at 11pm and the score is still 1-0.

tudwell
04-08-2009, 07:10 PM
I can't wait for this year's French Open! Finally, Federer'll get that career slam he always wanted!

JoshDragon
04-08-2009, 07:12 PM
Whats wrong with Roger being in the final, or even winning it?

A lot of people here say they love tennis, so I can't understand why they wouldn't want a great champion to win the one tournament he has never won, and match Sampras..

I for one want to see that, after the crap he gets on this board.....

I would like that too but I don't think that Roger deserves to win the French Open at this point. He's lost to Nadal, four time in a row at the French Open.

There's also no reason (that I can see) for him to win. He was embarrassed last year and probably won't do any better this time.

Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 07:21 PM
How can you love Clay and not Nadal?Easy. I like clay (Har-Tru or Rubico) a lot. I even like most red clay. I just don't like RG's clay.




Match starts at let's say....11am. I look again at 11pm and the score is still 1-0.Amen...!

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Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Easy. I like clay (Har-Tru or Rubico) a lot. I even like most red clay. I just don't like RG's clay.

What makes you like most red clay and not RG's clay?

Nadal_Freak
04-08-2009, 07:32 PM
I like the green clay they use at Wimbledon ;)
I don't remember green clay ever being that fast. If it was green clay, Nadal wouldn't have lost to Fed twice. Fed rarely losing his serve.

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 07:44 PM
federer has got french open already,

VivalaVida
04-08-2009, 07:51 PM
You honestly think that Wimbledon of today plays like Wimbledon of say 6-10 years ago, don't you..

What ever dude....
Cant discredit Nadal about Wimbledon. Federer won on the same stuff for 5 years. Not to mention that Nadal is great in his own right. Sampras wouldn't beat nadal on the current grass that is for sure.

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 07:53 PM
i can't freakin wait.

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 07:55 PM
I CANNoT WAIT!

VivalaVida
04-08-2009, 07:57 PM
You mean "mud" as quoted by some on the tour?
yup :D. Both federer and Nadal won on the "mud"

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 07:58 PM
federer for GOAT!

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 08:02 PM
federer is too good.

gj011
04-08-2009, 08:03 PM
You mean "mud" as quoted by some on the tour?

You mean "mud" that Federer won on 5 times. I doubt he would be as successful on "real grass".

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 08:04 PM
federer owns.

FEDERER>buttpicker.
04-08-2009, 08:13 PM
look, federer is just too good.

COPEY
04-08-2009, 09:16 PM
I don't mean to prolong misdirecting the intent of this thread, but in all fairness, Pete was at the end of his career when he lost the 2001 Wimbledon final. Was he still a great grass court player? Absolutely. He was simply bested by a younger, faster, stronger guy, who many now consider to be one of the best to ever pick up a racquet.

Interestingly enough, Pete was dismissed in the early rounds (2nd I believe) of Wimbledon 02, and everyone had pretty much written him off. The consensus was he should retire, that married life and being a dad had muted his motivation, that he would never win another slam...then he wins the US Open that year. I remember him saying in an interview how all the negativity motivated him, drove him to silence his critics.

People are now doing the same to Roger, and it's not surprising really - human nature I suppose. I have my own theories, of course, but the bottom for me is the current state of affairs, this flux that mens tennis seems to be in is what makes this upcoming year so compelling. I want to see how Roger handles all of this adversity, to see if he can figure out how to best his chief rivals, if he responds, rises to the occasion and get a big win over Murray or win Wimbledon this year. I'm just as curious to see how Nadal performs at Wimbledon, to see what kind of French Open Djokovic will have, and finally, see if Murray (love his game) can make a big splash at the upcoming slams.

Again, I'm not a Federer fan or a fan of any particular player for that matter. In my opinion, regardless of what side you fall on, by in large, if it wasn't for Roger and Nadal providing all the drama and suspense for that which lies ahead, tennis might not be as hot a topic to discuss. ;)

rafan
04-08-2009, 09:47 PM
I don't mean to prolong misdirecting the intent of this thread, but in all fairness, Pete was at the end of his career when he lost the 2001 Wimbledon final. Was he still a great grass court player? Absolutely. He was simply bested by a younger, faster, stronger guy, who many now consider to be one of the best to ever pick up a racquet.

Interestingly enough, Pete was dismissed in the early rounds (2nd I believe) of Wimbledon 02, and everyone had pretty much written him off. The consensus was he should retire, that married life and being a dad had muted his motivation, that he would never win another slam...then he wins the US Open that year. I remember him saying in an interview how all the negativity motivated him, drove him to silence his critics.

People are now doing the same to Roger, and it's not surprising really - human nature I suppose. I have my own theories, of course, but the bottom for me is the current state of affairs, this flux that mens tennis seems to be in is what makes this upcoming year so compelling. I want to see how Roger handles all of this adversity, to see if he can figure out how to best his chief rivals, if he responds, rises to the occasion and get a big win over Murray or win Wimbledon this year. I'm just as curious to see how Nadal performs at Wimbledon, to see what kind of French Open Djokovic will have, and finally, see if Murray (love his game) can make a big splash at the upcoming slams.

Again, I'm not a Federer fan or a fan of any particular player for that matter. In my opinion, regardless of what side you fall on, by in large, if it wasn't for Roger and Nadal providing all the drama and suspense for that which lies ahead, tennis might not be as hot a topic to discuss. ;)

I thought one of the reasons Sampras also gave up was because he started a family ........so Federer fans beware!

Kaptain Karl
04-08-2009, 09:47 PM
What makes you like most red clay and not RG's clay?1 - RG is s-s-s-o-o-o-o-o-o slow it bores the snot out of me! (I have the TV "on". But I turn down the volume and just check it about every 20 minutes or so.)
2 - More players can throw in the odd S&V on other clay. It lends "some" mystery, wondering "When might he try it again?"
3 - Point construction actually occurs among the majority of the players on clay other than RG's.
4 - ANY other surface has more matches per hour of TV time. That's always good for the viewer / fan.
5 - Paris.

That's a start....




I doubt he would be as successful on "real grass".Probably true. I suspect Roddick would have more than a single Major. (And "If frogs had wings....")

- KK

COPEY
04-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I thought one of the reasons Sampras also gave up was because he started a family ........so Federer fans beware!

In part that's true, but in that interview he also stated he simply lost the motivation to do what it takes to stay on top. Furthermore, he accomplished everything he set out to accomplish in tennis, with the bonus being going out as a grand slam champion at the very tournament where he won his first major title. Finally, as you mentioned, becoming a parent pretty much changes your world, forces you to look at life a little differently.

Avril_lover7
04-09-2009, 12:23 AM
EXTRA EXCITMENT IN ROLLAN GARROS THIS YEAR<< YOU WANNA KNOW WHY?

1- it's the second majour this year, & we'll see who's gonna get it !!

2- we'll see Nadal if he can get his 5th RG and break the Bjorn Born record (4 times RG) !!

3- we'll see if Federer can steal RG from Nadal as Nadal stole Wimby from him last year, and stop him from making his record (5th RG) as Nadal stopped Fed from tieing Pete's record in Australia.

4- we'll see if Nadal can handle the French guys in their own home country, infront of THE LOUDEST CHEERING CROWD !!!
( do you remember Siomn's first match in paris pircy and how the crowd was cheering for him proudly after beating Nadal in Madrid a weak ago,,,
and how the crowd cheered for Tsonga until he reached the final and won the title by a crazy cheering way!!!)

5- Do you remember Monfiles last year in the FO where he reached the Semi final and lost to Roger, and how he beat Nadal in straight sets at the beginnnig of this season in Doha very easyly,,

we'll see what he does this year ..!
PLUS +++ he's french too..

6-we know how djokovich is good on the clay courts,,
and how he won Rome last year with an outstanding performance ,,
so he might be pretty much in the competition..

i think that's what gonna make the FO more exciting than b4 .. :)

ace-nelis
04-09-2009, 12:39 AM
I already got my tickets,,
SO sweet grandstand haha

Gorecki
04-09-2009, 12:41 AM
EXTRA EXCITMENT IN ROLLAN GARROS THIS YEAR<< YOU WANNA KNOW WHY?

1- it's the second majour this year, & we'll see who's gonna get it !!

2- we'll see Nadal if he can get his 5th RG and break the Bjorn Born record (4 times RG) !!

3- we'll see if Federer can steal RG from Nadal as Nadal stole Wimby from him last year, and stop him from making his record (5th RG) as Nadal stopped Fed from tieing Pete's record in Australia.

4- we'll see if Nadal can handle the French guys in their own home country, infront of THE LOUDEST CHEERING CROWD !!!
( do you remember Siomn's first match in paris pircy and how the crowd was cheering for him proudly after beating Nadal in Madrid a weak ago,,,
and how the crowd cheered for Tsonga until he reached the final and won the title by a crazy cheering way!!!)

5- Do you remember Monfiles last year in the FO where he reached the Semi final and lost to Roger, and how he beat Nadal in straight sets at the beginnnig of this season in Doha very easyly,,

we'll see what he does this year ..!
PLUS +++ he's french too..

6-we know how djokovich is good on the clay courts,,
and how he won Rome last year with an outstanding performance ,,
so he might be pretty much in the competition..

i think that's what gonna make the FO more exciting than b4 .. :)

6 - Borg won 6... stick it in your mind and please tel that to all the nadaletes around here.... 6 Frech Opens! that is the record to beat!

Avril_lover7
04-09-2009, 01:01 AM
^^

AMAZING TO HEAR,,,

that leaves Nadal with no historical record if Federer beates him this time ..

BTW ,, i'm a FEDERER FAN !!!!

wow, i wish i lived Bjorn and Sampras era .. :)

edberg505
04-09-2009, 01:03 AM
6 - Borg won 6... stick it in your mind and please tel that to all the nadaletes around here.... 6 Frech Opens! that is the record to beat!

I think he means 4 consecutive FO titles.

Avril_lover7
04-09-2009, 01:04 AM
but what i ment, he's gonna beat Bjorn's record with 5 straight FO if he wins this year..

Bjorn got 6 FO,,, but 4 of them consecutive

shadows
04-09-2009, 01:33 AM
I'm quite interested to see how DelPo does on clay this year, he's had some success on it afterall and he's riding pretty high lately, not had the best masters results on it but that just means he's got points he can pick up.

With some uncertainty as to whether novak and roger will come out all guns blazing, and whether Murrays game will have improved on clay I think there's potentially a real opportunity for him to make it deep at some big events again.

jelle v
04-09-2009, 01:35 AM
Hey but Federer winning Wimbledon for "FIVE" years in a row was exciting :rolleyes:

Federer plays beautiful tennis.. so yes.. but that's regardless of the tournament he is winning. I simply like to watch when Federer plays because of his fluent strokes and beautiful tennis. Of course it was predictable that Federer would win, but it wasn't as boring to watch as Nadal's game.

Nadal is god on clay, but in general I find his game not so entertaining to watch as Federer's game. Being a lefty, always applying the same tactics.. In general I only like to see Nadal play when his opponent is so good that Nadal has to play defensive mode, Nadal truly excels then, but there are almost no players who can play very aggressive against Nadal because of his topspin forehand. Nadal's attacking game to me is just plain boring.

Besides.. that wasn't the point of what I said. The OP asked if i was excited to watch the French Open. And the answer is yes, because of the tennis that clay requires: point construction, long rallies, serve not being too dominant. I grew up playing tennis on clay, so maybe i can identify with that more.

Gen
04-09-2009, 02:24 AM
6 - Borg won 6... stick it in your mind and please tel that to all the nadaletes around here.... 6 Frech Opens! that is the record to beat!

He means STRAIGHT RG. Both Borg and Nadal won 4 STRAIGHT RG. Please, tell that to all the fedelets around here.

Leonidas
04-09-2009, 02:40 AM
Why would I be excited to watch Nadal kick everyone's teeth in?
were you excited watching ivanisevic or sampras at wimbledon? do u prefer a serve-festival? Serve is the most mechanic stroke in tennis, same conditions every time, hence, its boring boring boring. of course i dont like pure moonballing, but please, i dont get how some people prefer a serve-festival over incredible rallies , lets say Guga, corretja, courier, agassi, nadal, djokovic. Thats tennis!!

mawashi
04-09-2009, 03:10 AM
For me the fun of RG is not who will win but how he wins it :)

Lambs to the slaughter LOL!

mawashi

All-rounder
04-09-2009, 03:26 AM
You mean "mud" that Federer won on 5 times. I doubt he would be as successful on "real grass".
garbage he won 2003 wimby with S&V what its meant to be anyways lets not start this argument lets wait till july

Gorecki
04-09-2009, 06:16 AM
He means STRAIGHT RG. Both Borg and Nadal won 4 STRAIGHT RG. Please, tell that to all the fedelets around here.

why should i? i dont even like Federer? i already told you that! but you seem to have the memory of a aquarium fish!

btw. you Nadaletes and the binomic thinking are hilarious! if you dont like rafa you are fed fan... hilarious!

"straight" is not a record... its a number, a figure..

again fishbrain! 6 - six - 6 is the number to beat...

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 06:18 AM
1 - RG is s-s-s-o-o-o-o-o-o slow it bores the snot out of me! (I have the TV "on". But I turn down the volume and just check it about every 20 minutes or so.)
2 - More players can throw in the odd S&V on other clay. It lends "some" mystery, wondering "When might he try it again?"
3 - Point construction actually occurs among the majority of the players on clay other than RG's.
4 - ANY other surface has more matches per hour of TV time. That's always good for the viewer / fan.
5 - Paris.

That's a start....




Probably true. I suspect Roddick would have more than a single Major. (And "If frogs had wings....")

- KK
Actually RG is one of the fastest clay courts. It actually leads the clay tournaments (Compared with Hamburg, Monte Carlo, and Rome) in aces per first serve and second place in lowest breaking percentage. It is the highest bouncing clay court. This is probably the most important thing though. Everything sits up or kicks up. Federer mentioned this to after his match with Nadal that RG is higher bouncing compared to Monte Carlo and Hamburg. The extra space in the back of the court also helps Nadal out. It is wide open allowing more wind to effect the match.

Pirao
04-09-2009, 06:38 AM
why should i? i dont even like Federer? i already told you that! but you seem to have the memory of a aquarium fish!

btw. you Nadaletes and the binomic thinking are hilarious! if you dont like rafa you are fed fan... hilarious!

"straight" is not a record... its a number, a figure..

again fishbrain! 6 - six - 6 is the number to beat...

If you think beating Borg's record of 4 consecutive FO is not a record, you're kidding yourself.

Cyan
04-09-2009, 06:55 AM
were you excited watching ivanisevic or sampras at wimbledon? do u prefer a serve-festival? Serve is the most mechanic stroke in tennis, same conditions every time, hence, its boring boring boring.

Agreed. Like watching paint dry...........

Gorecki
04-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Agreed. Like watching paint dry...........

yes.. my description of a Nadal - Moya match... loop, loop loop, loop looop... mooball... loop loop... moonball, shank, moobal... loop, loop, loop... rinse and repeat...

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 11:58 AM
yes.. my description of a Nadal - Moya match... loop, loop loop, loop looop... mooball... loop loop... moonball, shank, moobal... loop, loop, loop... rinse and repeat...
Stop trolling.

Gorecki
04-09-2009, 12:19 PM
Stop trolling.

are you real? when Cyan say a Chip n' Charge game is boring as watching paint dry it's an opinion. when i say it about loop fest it's trolling?

now i have to say GET A LIFE!...

can you spell "love"? as in "im in love so i cant see my own double standards"?

theduh
04-09-2009, 12:51 PM
are you real? when Cyan say a Chip n' Charge game is boring as watching paint dry it's an opinion. when i say it about loop fest it's trolling?

now i have to say GET A LIFE!...

can you spell "love"? as in "im in love so i cant see my own double standards"?

LOL! And you're not even saying anything bad about Nadal but NF was just knocked out by your statement and started yapping without even reading the whole thing. How funny the boards has become!

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 12:52 PM
LOL! And you're not even saying anything bad about Nadal but NF was just knocked out by your statement and started yapping without even reading the whole thing. How funny the boards has become!
All he does is troll. Thus when he says something less offending, it still feels like he is trolling.

theduh
04-09-2009, 01:13 PM
All he does is troll. Thus when he says something less offending, it still feels like he is trolling.

Man I suggest that you read the whole thing before calling it trolling. If I will base it from the logic you've given me Cyan started trolling first.

vtmike
04-09-2009, 01:44 PM
yes.. my description of a Nadal - Moya match... loop, loop loop, loop looop... mooball... loop loop... moonball, shank, moobal... loop, loop, loop... rinse and repeat...

LOL you pretty much summed up all of Nadal matches :)

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 01:47 PM
It's ridiculous how much hate Nadal gets here. I see a ton with Djokovic to so I guess it is pretty normal. Federer needs more to hate to even it out though.

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 01:52 PM
I admire Federer. But I am a "fan" of no-one...
Good for you. You get a cookie.

vtmike
04-09-2009, 01:53 PM
It's ridiculous how much hate Nadal gets here. I see a ton with Djokovic to so I guess it is pretty normal. Federer needs more to hate to even it out though.

Yeah but the difference is that people dislike Nadal's game and they don't hate Nadal as a person...but Fed is always subjected to personal attacks which has nothing to do with his tennis

rubberduckies
04-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Yeah but the difference is that people dislike Nadal's game and they don't hate Nadal as a person...but Fed is always subjected to personal attacks which has nothing to do with his tennis

That's cause Fed whining, condescending crybaby who reeks of arrogance and egotism.
It's the exact same reason Serena gets so many personal attacks.

I'm looking forward to RG. Hopefully, Nadal will triple bagel Fed this time.

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Yeah but the difference is that people dislike Nadal's game and they don't hate Nadal as a person...but Fed is always subjected to personal attacks which has nothing to do with his tennis
Well considering I'm a big fan of Nadal's style, I get annoyed when people make it sound boring and yet it is really exciting for me to watch. Especially on clay. Even the tennis commentators were all giddy about Nadal's first clay match against Ancic.

CCNM
04-09-2009, 02:04 PM
It's ridiculous how much hate Nadal gets here. I see a ton with Djokovic to so I guess it is pretty normal. Federer needs more to hate to even it out though.
I respect Rafa. You think there's hate here-go to Fed's website. I don't think they can say anything nice about that man.

P_Agony
04-09-2009, 02:08 PM
That's cause Fed whining, condescending crybaby who reeks of arrogance and egotism.
It's the exact same reason Serena gets so many personal attacks.

I'm looking forward to RG. Hopefully, Nadal will triple bagel Fed this time.

You sound very frustrated. You should have sex sometimes.

Nadal_Freak
04-09-2009, 02:10 PM
That's cause Fed whining, condescending crybaby who reeks of arrogance and egotism.
It's the exact same reason Serena gets so many personal attacks.

I'm looking forward to RG. Hopefully, Nadal will triple bagel Fed this time.
Unfortunately, Fed won't make it this time. Too bad. :(

vtmike
04-09-2009, 02:19 PM
That's cause Fed whining, condescending crybaby who reeks of arrogance and egotism.
It's the exact same reason Serena gets so many personal attacks.

I'm looking forward to RG. Hopefully, Nadal will triple bagel Fed this time.

This is how you come across VVV

http://itde.vccs.edu/uploads/main/frustrated.jpg

theduh
04-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Oh well another hijacked thread. Heck this thread is not even about Nadal and Fed but some managed to turn it to a another Fed Vs Nadal fan boy war.

Emelia21
04-09-2009, 02:49 PM
Unfortunately, Fed won't make it this time. Too bad. :(

Won't make it this time :confused: Is he not playing RG ? :shock: When did he make this known :???:

theduh
04-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Won't make it this time :confused: Is he not playing RG ? :shock: When did he make this known :???:

Fed is playing RG that is for sure not unless (God forbid) he gets injured before the event. Nadal_Freak is just being him self, not liking Fed and pulling something like ala Nostradamus.

TheNatural
04-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg

Serve_Ace
04-10-2009, 07:33 PM
Oh come on, that was a classless post and picture...

tennis_hand
04-10-2009, 07:38 PM
I mean this year should be extra exiting. I know some of you will say it's predictable and Nadal will win.

But you'll still think, hey what about Murray or maybe Roger the one that got away?

This thread is not to start debating who will win, but more like hearing if other people just can wait for it to start

no. not that red dirt.

imalil2gangsta4u
04-10-2009, 08:27 PM
the french open is my least favorite slam but still im praying roger can win it. but with his lack of consistantcy lately, i dont think he will fair well on clay =\

Ray Mercer
04-10-2009, 09:54 PM
French Open or clay tennis in general tends to be the most boring. It favors players who just wait out the error ie. Nadal, Canas, Simon

mandy01
04-11-2009, 07:05 AM
Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg
wow..how classy...and so typical of a Nadal fan... :roll:

Nadal_Freak
04-11-2009, 07:43 AM
wow..how classy...and so typical of a Nadal fan... :roll:
He's a Sampras fan.

vtmike
04-11-2009, 07:48 AM
He's a Sampras fan.

Its pretty obvious that he's a Sampras fan who is now rooting for Nadal because he doesn't want Fed to break Sampras' record of 14...

Which is why there have been so many negative threads & posts about Fed recently...all the Sampras & Nadal fans have joined forces to bring down Fed & his accomplishments!

T1000
04-11-2009, 08:10 AM
i can't wait till its over

T1000
04-11-2009, 08:11 AM
Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg

wow thats pathetic

mandy01
04-11-2009, 08:15 AM
He's a Sampras fan. his current favorito is Nadal.

JeMar
04-11-2009, 08:18 AM
You conveniently forgot to mention Djokovic who was the second best claycourt player last season.

Nadal is going to win it anyway, but this is going too far.

If you don't want to talk about who is going to win then don't.

It's because everyone's against Djokovic, obviously.

I'm kind of excited about the French Open, but handicapping the field this year feels a lot like handicapping Wimbledon's field in 2006.

Ronny
04-11-2009, 08:19 AM
what so bad about that pic? its just a funny pic he found on the internet...no need to flame...i cant wait till the FO starts and ends :) when murray is knocked out early and that shuts up the ppl who have been saying hes better than fed and nole on clay. im hoping for nadal to win which is very likely...but djoko might win as for fed...i dont see it happenning, unless he plays well

VivalaVida
04-11-2009, 08:28 AM
Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg
they dont call him El Matador for nothing!

clayman2000
04-11-2009, 08:55 AM
I am really excited and cant wait for Wimbledon.... we all know what will hapen a the French

veroniquem
04-11-2009, 12:27 PM
Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg
Nice cartoon!

P_Agony
04-11-2009, 12:54 PM
If we are in the business of pictures, I like this one much better:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/non-Roger/lastscan-1.jpg

All-rounder
04-11-2009, 01:00 PM
P agony don't stoop down to their level it makes you just as bad your better than that

TheNatural
04-11-2009, 04:24 PM
I agree. Its hilarious. lol. How can someone with a sense of humor possibly not find it creative and funny.

OLE!;-)


Nice cartoon!

msc886
04-11-2009, 10:04 PM
No.
1. Its slow
2. We pretty much know who's gonna win.

prosealster
04-12-2009, 05:02 AM
not really.....we might as well give the trophy to u-know-who :)

Casey10s
04-12-2009, 07:38 AM
No, the French Open is my least favorite of the slams. After watching about 5 minutes, I'm get bored and I go off to do some chores.

Serendipitous
04-12-2009, 07:54 AM
This is kind of off topic, but will there be live streams of the FO online, such as at atdhe.net, etc?

Gorecki
04-12-2009, 08:45 AM
Nice cartoon!

and we all know your post would be completely different if it was mocking nadal....

He's a Sampras fan.

no. he is a _____k. real sampras fans couldnt care less for a baseline bashing caveman like you know who! at least this Sampras fan (me) doesnt!

wow..how classy...and so typical of a Nadal fan... :roll:

is it really?

Can't wait to witness more of those Nadal claycourt master classes. I can't wait for this all over again:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/carabaopower/000023.jpg

who cute! how about this one?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2808645534_f6c8b17b6b.jpg?v=0

Oh come on, that was a classless post and picture...

was it? ask Veronique!

Serendipitous
04-12-2009, 08:53 AM
http://icaryn.com/uploaded_images/FM_NADAL_W07_D13_006-low-740053.jpg

vtmike
04-12-2009, 08:55 AM
Nice cartoon!

You pretend to be so sensitive, emotional and caring when you see a unflattering post about Nadal...but when the same is done with Fed, you don't object and praise it! :roll: Double standards much?

JoshDragon
04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
LOL you pretty much summed up all of Nadal matches :)

It's too bad that some people don't know what good tennis actually is. :(

vtmike
04-12-2009, 01:41 PM
It's too bad that some people don't know what good tennis actually is. :(

I didn't say it was bad tennis...Its obviously good because hes winning everything in sight!

What I was implying is that it is boring to me...but what is boring to me maybe exciting to you...we don't have to agree on everything!

Lotto
04-12-2009, 02:54 PM
I like the clay season. I love the clay finals between Nadal and Federer except for the finale when Nadal usually beats him :(

But still, they are normally entertaining finals. I LOVE watching clay court tennis but I HATE playing on clay. Have played on it in spain a good few times. ugh. Doesn't suit my aggressive style of play really. Grass or a fast hardcourt would suit me, but I've never played on grass before :( Only surface I've never played on apart for Har thru.

Staiger
04-12-2009, 02:59 PM
not really , we all know who is going to win , but I love tennis , so definitely looking forward for the 2nd GS of 2009....I am putting my money on Roddick

GameSampras
04-12-2009, 03:35 PM
Clay season sucks. and no its not just because Im a sampras fan. Clay court tennis is the most boring time of the year for me. Regardless of who is playing. Lets skip to Wimby and the USO. Now thats FUN

Nadal_Freak
04-12-2009, 03:37 PM
Clay season sucks. and no its not just because Im a sampras fan. Clay court tennis is the most boring time of the year for me. Regardless of who is playing. Lets skip to Wimby and the USO. Now thats FUN
I totally lose interest of tennis after Wimbledon. Hardcourt season is so long and boring. Especially the ones after Wimbledon.

Mungo73
04-12-2009, 03:39 PM
yeah most exciting slam of the year.

it was boring to watch hardcourts and grass in 2004-2006.

now this is really exciting tennis.

GameSampras
04-12-2009, 03:43 PM
I totally lose interest of tennis after Wimbledon. Hardcourt season is so long and boring. Especially the ones after Wimbledon.

Youre american and u dont like the USO time of year? If you havent yet I would suggest going to watch some matches at flushing meadows. Good times. Especially if you can manage to catch the quarters or semis

edberg505
04-12-2009, 03:43 PM
no. he is a _____k. real sampras fans couldnt care less for a baseline bashing caveman like you know who! at least this Sampras fan (me) doesnt!


Yeah, I've always found this a bit odd. If someone were a real Sampras fan, how could they like Nadal's style? I was a huge Sampras fan and I don't find Nadal's style entertaining at all. So, I think the only reason that these supposed Sampras fans who like Nadal's tennis is because Nadal is stopping Federer from winning the FO and they're desperately hoping Murray and Nadal stop him from getting #14 and #15. In fact they are happy as a pig in poop.

GameSampras
04-12-2009, 03:46 PM
Yeah, I've always found this a bit odd. If someone were a real Sampras fan, how could they like Nadal's style? I was a huge Sampras fan and I don't find Nadal's style entertaining at all. So, I think the only reason that these supposed Sampras fans who like Nadal's tennis is because Nadal is stopping Federer from winning the FO and they're desperately hoping Murray and Nadal stop him from getting #14 and #15. In fact they are happy as a pig in poop.

I dont care for Nadal's style at all. Never did. Extremely boring and one dimsensional, though I must admit, since Nadal has tweaked his game a bit over the last year, to less defense-less moonballing, I found watching him more bearable than before.

You gotta love the guy for his heart and determination though. His game on the other hand... Not pretty. But it gets the job done in todays era

thejoe
04-12-2009, 03:49 PM
Yeah, I've always found this a bit odd. If someone were a real Sampras fan, how could they like Nadal's style? I was a huge Sampras fan and I don't find Nadal's style entertaining at all. So, I think the only reason that these supposed Sampras fans who like Nadal's tennis is because Nadal is stopping Federer from winning the FO and they're desperately hoping Murray and Nadal stop him from getting #14 and #15. In fact they are happy as a pig in poop.

I've never quite understood that either.

Nadal_Freak
04-12-2009, 03:50 PM
Yeah, I've always found this a bit odd. If someone were a real Sampras fan, how could they like Nadal's style? I was a huge Sampras fan and I don't find Nadal's style entertaining at all. So, I think the only reason that these supposed Sampras fans who like Nadal's tennis is because Nadal is stopping Federer from winning the FO and they're desperately hoping Murray and Nadal stop him from getting #14 and #15. In fact they are happy as a pig in poop.
I'm not a Sampras fan but I think he deserves GOAT over Fed. He beat players in a tougher era. Fed only had to deal with Nadal until 2008 and Djokovic is a little streaky. Sampras had to deal with Agassi, Courier, Rafter, Henman, Ivanisevic, and etc.

edberg505
04-12-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm not a Sampras fan but I think he deserves GOAT over Fed. He beat players in a tougher era. Fed only had to deal with Nadal until 2008 and Djokovic is a little streaky. Sampras had to deal with Agassi, Courier, Rafter, Henman, Ivanisevic, and etc.

Whatever you say.

JoshDragon
04-12-2009, 05:49 PM
I dont care for Nadal's style at all. Never did. Extremely boring and one dimsensional, though I must admit, since Nadal has tweaked his game a bit over the last year, to less defense-less moonballing, I found watching him more bearable than before.

You gotta love the guy for his heart and determination though. His game on the other hand... Not pretty. But it gets the job done in todays era

I feel exactly the same way about Sampras, his style never interested me.

Although I do admit he was a tremendous athlete.

World Beater
04-17-2009, 11:12 PM
i would be excited for RG if:

a)federer found his 2006 rome form
b)murray would win MC 2009
c)Nadal was nadal - fit and healthy
d)djoker found his hamburg 2008 form
e)nalbandian would find his form

TennisLover17
04-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Not really that pumped for it, but you know I'll be watching.

TennisLover17
04-18-2009, 01:02 PM
i would be excited for RG if:

a)federer found his 2006 rome form
b)murray would win MC 2009
c)Nadal was nadal - fit and healthy
d)djoker found his hamburg 2008 form
e)nalbandian would find his form

Agreed. If Nalby found form, I think he could do alot of damage in his draw. He's always fun to watch, that backhand is so addicting.

deltox
04-18-2009, 03:08 PM
I'm not a Sampras fan but I think he deserves GOAT over Fed. He beat players in a tougher era. Fed only had to deal with Nadal until 2008 and Djokovic is a little streaky. Sampras had to deal with Agassi, Courier, Rafter, Henman, Ivanisevic, and etc.

i totally agree with this post. /shocked