Give me Fedal any day!!

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  1. Sid_Vicious

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    Djokovic does have a unique way of hitting the ball. If you want to be negative about everything, I guess Nadal is a tailor made dirt baller with his ugly topspin oriented strokes, Murray is a Scottish bot who runs on haggis, and Federer is a dandy bot made to look elegant and graceful.
     
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  2. gsharma

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    Tsonga needs to step up! Berd*ck is useless. I can't believe I'm saying this but it would be great to have Soderling back. At least he doesn't fold like Ferrer does.

    I heard something interesting during the Aus Open. Wilander says most of the lower ranked players have no self-believe against the top 4. As a result, the top 4 exert very little energy and are quite fresh at the semi-finals stage.
     
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  3. Clarky21

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    Like I already said: He's unique if you like watching a stick insect flail about for 5+ hours. If people think Nadal's style is ugly then they must think Lance's style is positively grotesque.
     
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  4. *Val*

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    Yeah the sport does miss Rafa, and in particular the Fed-Rafa rivalry. No other rivalry matches it, I know people say the 2012 AO final was one of the greatest matches ever, but the last truly great final of the AO was 2009. Both Djokovic and Murray grind too much, even though Rafa is something of a grinder, his style is truly unique and it's usually pretty exciting to watch him play.

    Agreed about Tsonga, it's a shame he just doesn't have that extra gear/dimension to take out more than one of the top four at a grand slam.

    I think part of what ruined the excitement of this year's AO was that it unfolded way too predictably, with nobody really mounting a serious challenge against Novak. A Novak-Tsonga final (repeat of 2008 ) would have been amazing, but Tsonga stuck to the script and folded in the fifth against Fed, and Fed did likewise against Murray. And then Murray was underwhelming in the final, getting distracted by small issues like feathers n shi t, and Novak ends up breezing through. Ferrer hasn't got enough weapons to defeat Novak and Berdych too inconsistent.

    Ah well, Fedal days are probably over now, we're just left with Nostalgia for 2008/09 I'm afraid
     
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  5. powerangle

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    Actually, Djokovic is more of the aggressor when he plays Nadal (both can counter-punch and go on the offensive of course). Usually Novak attacks while Nadal chases and counterpunches until he finds an opening. This dynamic was amplified in 2011 of course. It's just the MATCH-UP.

    Novak just tends to become more conservative and passive when he plays Murray (for whatever reason).
     
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  6. gsharma

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    I agree about Nadal. He won't survive until he can hit deeper forehands. Most of his forehands land around the service line and he can't rely on chasing balls all day now.
     
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  7. Ico

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    Amen. Murray-Djokovic is more ping pong than tennis.
     
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  8. Legend of Borg

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    Truth it, the Fedal rivalry is only exciting for Nadal fans as they can expect their player to win/breeze through most of the matches.

    Fed is not a good matchup for Nadal and I don't know why people massively overrate this rivalry to epic proportions.
     
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  9. brianb76

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    I fast forwared most of the match. Every rally started to look the same.
     
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  10. RF20Lennon

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    OH yes baby!! i miss watching tennis
     
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  11. Netspirit

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    Yeah, how can one not miss Nadal?

    [​IMG]

    He must have descended onto this earth from J.R.R. Tolkien's books.
     
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  12. Russeljones

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    One of the worst tennis matches I have ever seen. The fact that it was a Grand Slam tournament final says a lot for the direction the sport is going in.

    Bring back different surfaces with different speed please.
     
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  13. gsharma

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    Hey, if enough people start complaining and stop watching this crap, ITF will be forced to adapt. It's like the pendulum has swung too far the other way compared to the fast court of the 90s.
     
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  14. DunlopMax200G

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    As Federer-Nadal era draws to a close (or is closed), I can't bear watching this kind of tennis for the next 4-5 years. It was the same kinda point over and over and over again. I was sleeping for most of the match. There is no strategy at all, except for retrieve each and every ball till the other faults. Sometimes, lost in the rallies, I couldn't tell which player was which.
     
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    I think the final is entertaining to watch, tough.
     
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  16. veroniquem

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    Any combination of the top 4 is fun to watch. I'm just very happy we're in such a golden era with 4 top players who are so strong and dominant. And the second fiddles are pretty good too (Tsonga/Berd). With Nadal back soon and some interesting youngsters, 2013 should be a great season.
     
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  17. Goosehead

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    fedal is more or less over..its in the past,

    let it go..move on, its been a blast but that party is over.
     
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    Murray, Djokovic and Nadal, talented as they are, are too similar in their game. They need Federer — or someone like a Tsonga — to offer pleasing contrast.

    They should just put Fed in every final and let the other three fight it out to see who can face him. :twisted:
     
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  22. Sid_Vicious

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    Nadal and Federer have nothing smile about. Their own rivalry was not even the best ever.
     
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  23. djokovic2008

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    Agreed just a lot of misplaced nostalgia going on here their matches were rife with unforced errors. Djokovic and murray are the best hardcourt players around bottom line.
     
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  24. djokovic2008

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    So I can be subjected to seeing that tired worn down excuse of a player I saw against Murray he was truly pathetic.
     
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  25. rafan

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    We haven't been so lucky for years. Not since the Mac, Borg , Jimmy time have we seen such incredible tennis. I cannot bear to look forward even the next ten years because I don't see anyone on the horizon. I wish I could give this lot a magic pill that would keep them this young, this fit and this great for years to come
     
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  26. Nitish

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    Federer vs Nadal A0 09 finals

    Winners 71(fed) 50(nadal)
    Errors 64(fed) 41(nadal)

    Muzza vs djoker AO 2013 finals

    Winners 47(djoker) 29(muzza)
    Errors 61(djoker) 46(muzza)

    fedal had more winners than errors when compared djok-muzza,novak made almost the same no of errors in 4 sets as fed did in 5 and had fewer winners so dont really see your point.
     
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  27. mandy01

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    I don't. Not on this surface anyway :)
     
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  28. Sid_Vicious

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    Federer and Djokovic have also had great matches together in which they ended with pretty clean numbers. Such as USO 2008,USO 2009, RG 2011, USO 2011, WIM 2012.

    Federer and Murray matches have always been messy, but there are times when they both have great numbers. Check out the stats from last years Wimbledon final, both men hit far more winners than unforced errors.

    So, there is no need to cry for more Fedal matches. That is not the only exciting matchup in tennis. What you should really be hoping for is more aggressive player that can compete with Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray and prevent those guys from continuously meeting each other for massive slugfests.
     
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  29. Nitish

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    i agree and i think fed-djoker is better than fedal but djok-muzza simply sucks
     
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  30. Sid_Vicious

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    Yup, I agree with that assessment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re28GmCO5cY

    I loved this match.

    And the USO match a few months later was great as well.
     
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  31. Nitish

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    I consider RG11 semis to be among the best matches ever,goes to show that u don't need five sets to have a great match
     
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  32. Tafmatch

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    Lol, no. And ofcourse people miss the Fedal days. Djokurray being the best hardcourt player is irrelevant to this discussion.
     
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  33. Gonzo_style

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    Any day. Except Friday
     
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    at 3 am...
     
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