James Blake at Hamburg

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Max G., May 16, 2007.

  1. edmondsm

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    You guys are obsessed with comparing Nads to Blake. Nads is better ok, it doesn't mean you have to tear the guy down like he's some kind of failure. He was 4 in the world, what have you done?

    hahaha....yeah thats not funny. Tell me HMTS, why so much hatred for Americans, is it cause Spain couldn't carry the U.S.'s jock when it comes to tennis?

    Not going to happen.

    Nice dodge, why don't you try answering the question; how many Fed/Nadal finals have been on clay? Why do think this is? If you just want to talk head-to-head then lets talk Blake vs. Nadal. Hint: you'll be disappointed.
     
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  2. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    thats true, but if i may add, he is not a masters winner either.
     
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  3. Morrissey

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    Ok fair enough. But you put down Nadal and his accomplishments. The very same question can be asked of you.
     
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  4. Nadal_Freak

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    Americans used to be good. Sampras/Agassi/Courier/Chang. It has really died down. The players now can't play on clay and are streaky on the hard courts. Hopefully there are more players coming up. Roddick and Blake are it.
     
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  5. Morrissey

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    No dodge, I stated their h2h on hardcourt. If anything I'm adressing what you were trying to say about Fed having some kind of advantage on hardcourt over Nadal when it's even. As for Blake and Nadal it's not good. But I'm not all that disappointed because those matches were never in Finals or big matches. Last I checked Blake has no Masters title or Slam. So If he beats Nadal in a final or stops his streak on clay then I would be disappointed.
     
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  6. edmondsm

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    I never did such a thing and if I did you should point it out so I can take it back.
     
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  7. edmondsm

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    Fed/Nadal h2h on hard court is not reliable because Nadal doesn't get to finals of all the hard court events like Fed did all last year on clay. It's the same exact thing with Blake/Nadal. Blake goes out early in every clay event so Nadal doesn't get a chance for revenge.

    Importance? You should ask Nads if he thinks the 2nd round of the U.S. Open and RR matches at the masters cup aren't important matches. I'm guessing he would say they are.
     
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  8. Morrissey

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    As of late, Fed hasn't been making to finals of hardcourt events either. The 2nd round of the US Open is not as big as a SF or F where it can very much affect your chances of winning that slam. If Nadal had beaten Blake in that USO match would he have won the USO? Probably not, he'd still have to get through more people. It's not like the light was near the end of the tunnel, alot of tennis still needed to be played, Blake after winning that match lost to Agassi in the QF. As for the RR it didn't really affect him either since he still made the next round and passed the RR anyway. He lost to Fed in the SF but that loss was more demoralizing since it was so close to the final.
     
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  9. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    he mo, who did federer beat in the semis of the 2006 uso?
     
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  10. edmondsm

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    Can I answer? It was Davydenko.
     
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  11. Morrissey

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    Let me think, I'm having trouble remembering that one. I remember it being Hemnan in 2004. But I don't remember his SF opponents in 2005 or 2006. Was it Davydenko?
     
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  12. jhhachamp

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    LMAO!! Good one.
     
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  13. Zaragoza

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    Isn´t this thread about Blake at Hamburg? Well, he beat Clement and lost to Moya. I don´t think it´s a great performance, he will need really good results on hardcourts to qualify for the Masters Cup and defend those finalist points or he won´t be in the top 10 anymore.
     
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  14. Morrissey

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    That´s the thing. What has Blake done this year in general? In Rome he beat Monfils who can´t hit out of a paper bag lately and Clement in Hamburg who is the pusher royale. In Vegas he couldn´t even get out of a forgiving round robin format. In Indian Wells he lost to Benneteau in the beginning and then to Gilles Simon in the first round as well. I´m shocked he´s still in the top 10. He´s done absolutely nothing this year. It looks like the only reason he´s still in the top 10 is because of the US Open QF. If he loses early again at the USO he won´t even get to defend the Shanghai points.
     
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  15. jhhachamp

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    There is still plenty of tennis to be played. Blake is still in the top 10 because he had a good summer and fall last year.
     
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  16. Morrissey

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    Yeah, you´re right. This hardcourt summer is crucial to his ranking and confidence. If he continues his recent form the rest of the year it´s a possibility he never sees the top ten again. Given that he´s 28 this year.
     
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