The rest of the Atp is....

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  1. babbette

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    ....absolutely useless! :eek: Without Rafa, Djokovic, or Murray at their best there's absolutely noone that gives Roger the slightest bit of difficulty. In these times tennis for me is threatening to be as boring as it was 3-5 years ago when Roger sailed through everything. :eek: the swagger in his walk as he goes to get balls from the ballkids is back. :eek:
     
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  2. Kobble

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    Right, this Wimbledon is starting off boring. I hope Djokovic or Murray stomps him.
     
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  3. grafrules

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    Obviously you missed the French Open and his matches with Haas, Del Potro, Acasuso, and Mathieu.
     
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  4. T1000

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    sorry, but hewitt, roddick, and the rest of the gang in 04-06 would've beat djokovic and murray
     
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  5. zagor

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    Okay,this amount of whining from Nadal fanboys is getting really annoying.Fed didn't even got past the second round yet and already you're b!tching.Just wait to see how the tournament goes and if Fed wins it then start whining,this is very premature.
     
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  6. malakas

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    ridiculous thread.

    Last time I checked it wasn't Murray OR Djokovic OR Nadal who went to 5 sets with Federer at RG.:roll:
     
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  7. babbette

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    Oh let me whine. I miss my boy what do you want. 8)

    But come on, everyone is expecting Federer to be in the final. Who realistically right now an give him the slightest bit of challenge on grass?
     
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  8. malakas

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    everyone expected Nadal to be in the French Open final too.
     
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  9. JeMar

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    I'm sorry, but no one makes a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 rout as interesting as Federer.
     
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  10. grafrules

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    You are right they are are absolutely useless. I mean Rafa had won 3 out of 4 slams and the Olympics all in the span of a year. Federer chokes everytime they play a close match, Djokovic loses early in slams most of the time, Murray too, who was there to even challenge Rafa at all. The rest of the ATP is useless, that lucky Rafa. :)
     
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  11. AAAA

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    We're lucky Federer is playing in an era where the highest ranked players around him can actually challenge him assuming current h2h scores are meaningful in this context. Can't say the same for the previous era where the champ dominated all the top players. Call that tougher competition? Not in my books.

    Example, Courier as good as he was, was 4-16 h2h against Sampras. That's 4 wins out of 20. 4 out of 20 in any creditable test I've ever taken would be a FAIL.
     
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  12. galactico

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    stupid thread.

    murray choked like a dick down his own throat when he played federer in 08. Djokovic beat an unhealthy federer and nadal is the only one who can consistently beat federer in slams, year in , year out.

    I HATE ALL OF THE TOP 3 - personalities of a frying pan
     
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  13. joeri888

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    First, Wimbledon is not just about the winner, but people making second or third round can be just as big an achievement. Second, the matches on centre tend to be one-sided in the opening week, that's also the case in the 1990s, 1980s etc.
    Third, just admit Federer is a beast on this surface. Most players just aren't comfortable on grass. Federer is. The tour doesn't suck. How would you else explain the top 4 losing to Roddick, Gulbis, Nieminen, Kohlschreiber, Haas, Del Potro, Monfils, Wawrinka, Soderling, Monaco, Verdasco,
     
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  14. shawn1122

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    *****in and moaning. It's all the Nadal fans seem to be doing nowadays. How would Nadal being here make things any more interesting? It's not like he would be playing Federer in the second round...

    The only time Nadal will be missed is on the finals day.
     
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  15. tahiti

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    You're right Babette. No one. The only one who could has taken an early extended holiday and dipping his toes in the ocean :)
     
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  16. gj011

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    Yes I agree with this. Except those 3, the rest of the ATP are useless and hopeless *******s who give up their matches against Federer before even stepping on the court. Pathetic.
     
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    You mean the one that got too greedy and ambitious he broke his body and can't even defend his titles last year? Meanwhile, the rest of the tennis world goes on without him.
     
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  18. Cyan

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    But Nadal, the only player with cojones to beat Fed at the slams is INJURED. So tennis is dead. It is not a sport anymore. :oops:
     
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  19. Giggs The Red Devil

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    It’s better that they give up their matches because they’re *******s than fixing their matches like Djokovic usually does. http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2007-09-27/304.php

    I’m surprised he’s still a free man.
     
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  20. akv89

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    It's funny how some of these people don't seem to have any mental issue against beating Djokovic.
     
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  21. batz

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    Of course they would have. Tennis is clearly regressing.

    And the pigs are fully fuelled and ready for take off.
     
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  22. FedFan_2009

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    More whining from Fed-haters.
     
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  23. tahiti

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    Your disrespect tells me a lot about you :)
     
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  24. rommil

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    Disrespectful to who? You? I don't know jack about you so that's a non issue. Nadal? I respect his accomplishments and his drive but let's call it what it is. Cheesy stories and melodrama will not change the situation. He overplayed. Plain and simple.

    PS Irrelevant to this thread but I really don't care what you think of me.
     
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  25. veroniquem

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    Or mourning his parents' divorce (the news is official now), not very joyful...
    To babbette: yes this W may be shaping up into a snooze fest, the way noone seems to be playing inspired tennis apart from Sgt Pepper but it's just the beginning, you never know.
     
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  26. cknobman

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    I do miss seeing Rafa on court but there are plenty of other young players out there I enjoy watching. Sad to say it but one of my favorite people to watch is Djokovic. As much hate as he brought his way the last year I kinda feel sorry for him. As for Rafa, if he had to play so hard that he broke his body just to get to #1 that tells you how good the rest of the field is (especially the other top 3).
     
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  27. gj011

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    This is ridiculous and baseless accusation from you. Go and actually read what is written in the link you posted. He was the victim there and did the right thing.
    You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
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  28. FedFan_2009

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    When you strip away all the BS, the overwhelming FACT remains:

    Federer has won 14/24 slams.
     
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    Didn't see that coming... :roll:
     
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  30. egn

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    You and the rest need to read this post.

    Amen.

    I mean seriously that was the first time someone out of the top 4 actually did damage, the atp is actually showing they have some balls. Seriously Del Potro finally lived up to his damn potential in that semifinal and hit the crap out of the ball for once. Haas played lights out and if Fed didn't turn on Haas would have won, Haas was playing smart tennis sure he was not killing the winners but he played a clean match and let Fed nearly kill himself. PHM and Acasuso also stretched him out and hell if Soderling had not been dead in that first set and played like he did in the second and third we would have seen Fed really challenged. For once someone outside of the top 4 did damage. I was very happy to see those other "dopes" doing damage. If they were giving up Fed would win with 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and never play a five setter. Sorry not everyone gives up like Djokovic >.>
     
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  31. gj011

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    What damage? They all choked like little girls at the end. Pathetic.
     
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  32. Really? :confused:
     
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  33. ChanceEncounter

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    Yes, that's it. They "give up." It's not like Federer ever wins or anything...
     
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  34. Madhoshi22

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    Murray. Its understandable that you miss Nadal. But seriously, its only the second round, sure Roger is the favorite, but then again, wasn't Nadal the favorite at the FO?
    Anything can happen, these ridiculous threads are insane.
     
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    I'm surprised you still have posting privileges.
     
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  36. VivalaVida

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    Djokovic and Murray are absolutely nothing compared to federer. Only nadal is worthy of being considered federer's true rival. Djokovic and Murray cant even get to the later stages of majors much less challenge federer at Grand slams.
     
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  37. VivalaVida

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    Federer is just simply better than every tennis player on earth except Nadal. No one chokes, federer beats them all. The truth hurts your soul doesnt it?
     
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  38. Camnation

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    They asked him because he was a good enough a player to be a shoo-in to win his first match, but young enough to be influenced (or so they thought). It's pretty obvious by reading the article that Djokovic revealed this information without provocation.
     
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  39. egn

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    Who choked? You want to try to make a case for Haas go ahead but then you obviously did not observe the match. Haas was just luring Fed in the early parts as Fed was sloppy and all over the place. Del Potro did not choke and that fifth set he was playing strong. So if Fed wins in the end they all choke?
     
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  40. Jchurch

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    Go watch the 2009 French Open again.
     
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  41. VivalaVida

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    You know who choked, man? Tsonga at the 2008 AO. :cry:
     
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    I miss the players that have a grass court game. Wimbledon is a bit boring this year.
     
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  43. zagor

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    TW rule:Federer never actually wins matches,players just choke against hiim.

    Hope this clears things up.
     
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  44. Jchurch

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    Or when they go full blast they can't hold it up for five sets.
     
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  45. malakas

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    hahahaha :mrgreen:
     
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    Sure he did, he choked big time. And Federer choked in the SF too.
     
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  47. FlamEnemY

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    Hm, have to agree :)
     
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  48. syntex1

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    gj011 I've been reading these boards for a long time, your 'Pathetic' responces in nearly every thread I have seen you invovled with are getting so annoying that i think you will be the first peron on my ignore list.

    6000+ posts of ******** is a big pile of ****
     
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  49. ChanceEncounter

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    Exactly. Djokovic lucked into the grand slam title.
     
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  50. VivalaVida

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    everyone choked. Even Novak, the winner, choked. :)
     
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