Newly discovered truths about pro tennis

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  1. raiden031

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    Ok I came up with a list of truths I've discovered here on the board regarding pro tennis. It goes something like this.

    1. The only match wins of any importance are those against Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray, regardless of the importance of the event, and regardless of the round of the event.

    2. Winning a title does not count unless the winner beats 1) Nadal AND 2) either Djokovic or Murray, but beating both is even more convincing (Federer is not on that list BTW, oh thats probably because this is only a truth when Federer wins a title).

    3. If a player wins a title but fails to meet the criteria of #2 because listed players from #1 got eliminated early on, the burden of proof is on the winner to prove they can beat the players listed in truth #1. Failure to provide adequate proof deems the winning of the title meaningless.

    4. Nadal is a greater player than Federer, despite Federer having been #1 for four times the amount of time Nadal has, AND having won over twice the number of slams, including the career slam.

    5. Murray and Djokovic are the benchmark for top quality tennis, even though they frequently get eliminated in early rounds of slams against inferior opponents.

    6. Nadal only loses when he is tired, but he's also the most physically fit player on tour.

    7. Federer wins titles because he is lucky.
     
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  2. Hondasteve

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    That's strikingly similar to the short list that I have...hmmmm, interesting.
     
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  3. raiden031

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    Alright I'll give you that one.
     
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  4. DarthFed

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    I request this be sticky'd along with this

    9- Nadals draw will always be hard, regardless of the field.

    10-Nadal is now the equivalent to a GS win, thus any slam that was gained w/o beating Nadal is thus null, meaning Federer has 2. Since Nadal can't play himself ALL of his slams are Null.

    11-Anyone who beats Nadal outside the top 4 is a clown regardless of the scoreline.
     
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  6. Toxicmilk

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    12. Nadal and Fed obviously hate each other as much as their fans do on TW.
     
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  7. raiden031

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    Wait did I fail based on this image?
     
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  8. jelle v

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    This is a fail of it's own.. one of the worst fail pictures ever posted. FAIL
     
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  9. evakent

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    I'm am inclined to agree with almost everything the op wrote, just because I thing *******s are annoying, and I'm not even that big a federer fan. If you bring up James Blake.. well, that would be a whole different story :D
     
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  10. IvanAndreevich

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    That's not a fail picture. It's a good one, just used completely incorrectly in this case.
     
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  11. icedevil0289

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    No.6 is right on the mark. You forgot for no.7 to add that his opponents choke as well.
     
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    .........................................
     
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  13. vtmike

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    Not only that but all the organizers conspire to give Fed an easy draw, with court & weather conditions suited perfectly for him to win... :lol:
     
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  14. jamesblakefan#1

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    13. The Official ATP Rankings
    1) Rafa Nadal's Knee
    2) Rafa Nadal
    3) Injured Rafa Nadal
    4) Tired Rafa Nadal
    5) Roger Federer
     
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  15. Blinkism

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    8. Murray is somehow always the favorite to win the current or next slam, especially Wimbledon, even though he's the most unproven of the top 4 in the majors.
     
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  16. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Yeah, it's become like a tradition for me to yell "OH REALLY?" whenever I ehar Murray gets knocked out of a Slam.
     
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  17. Gorecki

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    - Soderling is a clow because he has a mind of his own
    - Nadal can't do wrong
    - any change in ATP is intended to throw of balance Fed\Nad\_____ (fill the blank and\or scratch otherwise...
     
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  18. netman

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    So Soderling beat down Nadal in the quarters. Let me repeat, Nadal did not get out of the FO quarters. Yet Fed doesn't get any credit for beating down Soderling in the final? Fed embarrassed the man who embarrassed Nadal. What am I missing?

    BTW, I'm a Nadal fan.
     
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  20. icedevil0289

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    Soderling is a joke of a finalist, even though that joke took out Nadal, the 4 time winner.
     
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  21. T1000

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    Federer's competition from 2004 to 2007, even though they consistently reached later parts of the tournament and would beat joke and murray no problem, are inferior and pathetic compared to todays field. also, sampras played the best players of all time and would be number one today
     
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  22. netman

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    So applying your logic, Nadal is a joke of a defending champion since he lost to Soderling in the QUARTERFINALS. So Nadal is a real loser dropping a 4 setter to Soderling. I don't think so.

    Use your brain before you post.
     
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  23. jamesblakefan#1

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    I'm pretty sure he was making a joke. If you noticed, it's a joke thread about Fed and Nadal-****'s beliefs.
     
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  24. <3tennis!!!

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    The court conditions are ONLY bad on nadals side of the court
     
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  25. viva la rafa

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    fed is the GOAT because he has a losing record agianst a player ranked higher than him
     
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  26. sh@de

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    LOL use your brain and detect the heavy sarcasm please.
     
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  27. netman

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    Works for me. The tards are so prevalent these days, its hard to separate the satire from the **** posts.
     
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  28. malakas

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    I prupose this thread to be stickified so that every newbie,shall know the rules of this forum!!:)
     
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  29. jamesblakefan#1

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    ^^^Same here. I know where you're coming from, see one ridiculous statement and get over heated. It happens.
     
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  30. Serve_Ace

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    Nadal is awesome, the way he beat everyone without dropping a set in the last French Open
     
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  31. Okay, I'm sorry. :cry::cry::cry:
     
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  32. Redflea

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    OP - pretty funny, well done. :)
     
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  33. feetofclay

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    A bit like it was only dark on Federer's side of the court at Wimbledon last year.
     
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  34. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    You can be a Federer fan or a Nadal fan, but not both.
     
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  35. mandy01

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    LOOOOOOOL This thread is so cool :lol:
     
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  36. FlamEnemY

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    That's technically true :)
     
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  37. zagor

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    LOL,well done.You have finally been showed the light by great tennis experts here.
     
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  38. P_Agony

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    8. When Federer fights hard to win, his opponent choked, and when Nadal fights hard to win, he is a great fighter.

    9. When Federer losses and says he didn't play well, he's arrogant for not giving any credit to his oppnent, but when Nadal says that, it's simply the truth.

    10. Federer's mono and bad back are mere excuses for his losses. Nadal's knee injury is a legitimate reason for his losses.

    11. If you like Djokovic, Nadal, Murray you are a great poster and a great fan. If you like Federer you are nothing but a fresh, green, hypocirte, liar troll.
     
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  39. zagor

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    LOL,nice additions.I would add something to the 10 though.
     
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  40. Mr. Blond

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    When will all of you realize that Nadal is the Chuck Norris of ATP Tennis?
     
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  41. Sentinel

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    Did you guys cover the "Law of the Weak Era".

    If anyone wins more than one slam, it's a weak era.
     
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  42. Sentinel

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    Comparisons across eras/decades is easy as pie. For instance,

    1. Roger Federer would never have reached a slam semi final if he had been born a few years earlier, or a few years later. This was the only time in the entire history of Tennis that he could possibly win a slam.

    2. No one from any decade/era could possibly take a set off Nadal of 2007-08 (Jan).

    :-D
     
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  43. malakas

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    hahhaha so true...
     
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  44. Mansewerz

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    12. When Nadal loses, he needs to recuperate because he's tired. When Fed loses, he needs a coach!

    13. When a top player loses, he/she is now a mental midget.

    14. All top players need to go up in frame size after a loss.

    15. If Fed wins a title, he is one lucky son of a gun. If Nadal wins, he climbed mount everest, wrestled a bear, gave Hercules a titty twister, then hit a blindfolded matchpoint winner to hoist up the trophy.
     
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  45. DarthFed

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    16-An era is considered weak if only a handful of players dominate, but when upsets happened the player that won the upset is a clown (i.e Soderling)
     
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  46. THESEXPISTOL

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    TWO WORDS: EPIC POST!
     
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  47. maddogz32

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    this is very true
     
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  48. zagor

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    LOL :)! Hilarious post.
     
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    LMAO!! Brilliant
     
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  50. MT319

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    17. If Federer makes the finals of the last 4 majors, wins two, and loses the other two in 5 setters then he needs to switch to a two-handed backhand
     
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