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Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Phillip=Tennis guy, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. arnz

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    It never fails, the big threads are the ones started by people who speak out of their ***** :)
     
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  2. Phillip=Tennis guy

    Phillip=Tennis guy Rookie

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    you my friend are a ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** .

    no comment
     
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  3. arnz

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    You sir are not my friend:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    I know...I really don't want to be.
     
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  5. NamRanger

    NamRanger G.O.A.T.

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    Considering Safin has beaten two players who are contenders for the G.O.A.T, then I'd say Safin has plenty of talent.


    True, Safin may not make an impact at the U.S. open. You never know. But look at the Australian Open 2004 where he beat Andre Agassi, snapping his 26 win streak at the AOpen. Then he lost to Federer in the final, in a not so great way either.


    Safin is a very streaky player, you cannot tell how he will do, as many have said.
     
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  6. NamRanger

    NamRanger G.O.A.T.

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    Murray gets alot of balls back in play with alot of spin on em, and if I remember correctly, Safin toyed with him so much that he made Murray throw up on the court.
     
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  7. superman1

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    Murray is not even close to Nadal. Nadal runs everything down and puts a lot of juice on his shots. He's maybe at his most dangerous when you put him on the run. No one likes that, not even Safin. But Safin can overpower him.
     
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  8. sinatra161

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    Yeah he's doing a great job of annoying people on here!For someone who's been here less than a week I love how he knows everything about Tennis and the pro's at the old age of 14!And Phillip please don't feel the need to respond,Your sad attempts at being witty serves no purpose but to propel your post count up wards,As a veteran here has told me "Quality not Quantity";)
     
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  9. superman1

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    Why would anyone want a high post count? Mine is a source of shame. I post too much here. Though I'm only here for like 10 or 15 minutes a day...fast thinking, fast typing.
     
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  10. Progressive10s

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    Marat- the wild card

    It's interesting that a player like Blake can give Nadal fits when they play, and Safin gives Roger some serious competition. Sometimes, we forget that Safin was so dominant in that US Open final against Sampras. I kept watching that match wondering when the true Pete would emerge. Safin never let him. I think Mats Wilander said that Marat needed to know that he could never play on that level every match. If some guru could get into Marat's head and (withstanding injuries) balance his game, he could possibly climb back to where he belongs and challenge the big boys.
     
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  11. superman1

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    His mental game is getting better. He looks very relaxed and patient out there. He has moments where he picks up the racquet as if to smash it, then he thinks better of it and goes back for the towel and hits an ace on the next point. Peter Lundgren is working hard on him.
     
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  12. Shabazza

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    Ditto!
    Well, seems like the younger you are the more the post count means to you. ;)
     
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  13. sandiegotennisboy

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    marat's recent win against blake will make safin fans think that he actually has hope of getting back into the top 5.

    blake's loss to safin will make him look like he doesnt belong in the top 5...even more so than now.

    its a lose-lose situation
     
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  14. lorenza

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    i dont think safin will necesarily get back in the top 5, but at least back in the top 20 or so. honestly, ive never really felt blake belonged in the top 5, so his loss didnt really surprise me
     
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  15. edberg505

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    Oh really? And just what has Ljubicic done that he derserves to be in the top 5? and former number 5 Davydenko. You should back up your statement.
     
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  16. Jonas

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    Safin is probably the most naturally gifted player on the tour (more so than Federer IMO)
    If I could have anyone's game, maybe ever...I think I could do more with Safin's game.
     
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  17. sandiegotennisboy

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    your gifts aint nothing if you dont have the mental aspect. safin is soooo overrated.
     
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  18. FREDDY

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    rofl. he best number 92 ranked player that ever existed. lol okay maybe not ever.
     
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  19. Grigollif1

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    I don't believe it. We just had a giaaant Thread that went and on about Federer x Safin.. and now, even when the topic is not about them, we hear the same things over again. Like the other poster mention it, Threads that are supposition and pure imgaination really do get a lot of attention...:confused:
     
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  20. bagung

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    safin is not overrated... he is really great player...
     
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  21. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    He really is an inconsistent player you mean.
     
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  22. Zaragoza

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    No doubt about Blake´s talent but I think he has still many things to prove to be considered a top player (I mean a really top player). I would say he is in the same level as Davydenko, Ancic or Robredo but the fact of being American makes him a more "mediatic" player than these guys. For example Nalbandian is much more consistent and complete and he is ignored by the media (it would be different if he was from the USA).
    Blake´s best result ever on a Grand Slam is a QUARTER-FINAL last year in the US Open, he didn´t even play a Grand Slam semifinal and he lost in the 3rd round on every Grand Slam this year. He plays his best in America on hardcourts but for some reason he doesn´t play the same level in European tournaments, doesn´t matter the surface (he won 6 single titles on his career, 4 of them in the USA on hardcourts).
    It´s the same with Murray being British: what did this guy to become so popular? I think Djokovic or Gasquet are more talented and consistent (comparation with Nadal would be ridiculous).
     
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  23. HyperHorse

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    Why dont you just STFU and stop posting until you actually KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT TENNIS!?!?!?!?
    Safin likes the hardcourts and the pace they give him...
    He's had 2 major knee injuries in the last few years...
    And surgery, so he's not going to come back like a machine.
    If you have nothing better to contribute than thoughtless 1 or 2 liners... Give it up, you havent contributed anything useful or worthwhile on these forums, in the short time that you've been here...
     
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  24. johnkidd

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    Again Safin wins one match and the "he can make a run at the Open" posts returns with it. Well he lost to Clement in the semi's after being up in the 1st set tie-breaker. If you are going to beat guys like Fed and Rafa you take out the Frenchman. Again I've said it numerous times in other posts I don't understand the hero worship of this guy. Yeah he's got a great backhand, but so does Vince Spadea , Sebastien Grosjean, and a lot of other pros.
     
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