This final, this court... this is a shame to the sport.

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  1. augustobt

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    Nothing less to point out.
     
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  2. redpurusha

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    I feel similar. The Grinding and Moonballing Era has descended upon the sport.
     
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    Pathetic. Sad that this is what tennis has morphed into with the slowed courts and balls.
     
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    Suck it up.
     
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    This is not the sport I grew up loving. This is something different. Baseline grinding in all of the majors. No variety at all. 52 shots in US Open. US Open winner with less winners than it's opponent.

    This is ridiculous.
     
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    I guess this "shame to the sport" didn't get an insane applause most of the night... Get over it. The game is evolving. It's becoming very exciting the shots the players can produce.

    The better player won tonight.

    VAMOS!
     
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  7. MIKEPANTELAKIS

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    USOpen runner up with more errors than his opponent.

    This is NOT ridiculous.
     
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  8. augustobt

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    I'd rather have a Goran x Sampras than 10 AO 2012 finals.
     
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  10. swizzy

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    invent a time machine..
     
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    Yup, the slowing down of surfaces to the point where they all essentially play the same, and favor the same type of player is killing the sport. No variety, and no contrast in styles which make for better matches. Give it a few more years, and all the top players will be Djokovic/Nadal clones. But the clueless casual fans will still roar and gasp when they see 20-30+ shot rallies invariably ending with an error...
     
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    Then stop watching tennis. Tennis will do fine on its own with you not watching.

    Also, I believe the longest rally was 54 shots, not 52.
     
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    that is exactly what I was thinking... all of those casual fans, who watches two matches per year, they love it.
     
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  14. hersito

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    You should go play with Breakpoint and serve and volley all night long...
     
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    These matches have become simple tests of stamina. It's the Tour De France....not the U.S. Open.

    As for the reason that such matches are a shame, proclaiming the true reason would simply get this thread deleted.
     
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  16. mistik

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    This final this court and bitter Fed fans. I just love it.:):)
     
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    Sampras never played a 52 shot rally in his entire career. He would have crushed a winner by the 8th ball. That's what made him such a champion.
     
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    While I can appreciate a long rally as well as anybody else, it's certainly true that the homogenization of surfaces has hurt the game of tennis.
     
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    Simple request. I am sure youtube has plenty of stuff with Goran and Sampras if you are into replays.

    As far as live pro tennis, aint happening. It went away for a reason-- not very popular.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Exactly! Lance must have been laughing his head off watching this match.
     
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  21. Ecoplex

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    And grunting. And toweling off. And time wasting. It's part of the all around dumbing down of everything.
     
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  22. mellowyellow

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    The Slowdown Era has graced us with all of its majesty, we are honored with your presence oh Great and Powerful Slowdown Era. We humble ourselves before you....
     
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  23. The Dark Knight

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    Funny how you didn't complain about the 17 slams fed won on slow courts .
     
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    The final was ok, didn't live up to the previous Nadal vs Djokovic matches.
     
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    Even 2008 Roland Garros final was far more exciting than this match.

    US Open winner that stands 5 meters behind the baseline. They should make it fast again, I miss winners and offensive gamestyles rather than moonballing, grinding, grunting and 1 minute from one serve to another.
     
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    Yeah, while he was awake, the end of the third set saving all those bp, all of them were 30+ seconds between points, no warnings, yet they were hell bent on these warnings in the USO series. Please, all about the percieved show, the sport has completely fallen victim to commercialism.
     
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    You're trying to get banned and "I hope he gets injured" is the best you can come up with?

    C'mon Ecoplex, you can do better than that!
     
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    Let the image burn into your memory, permanently.
     
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    Welcome back Djokovic Version 1.

    Welcome to hell, tennis!
     
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    really funny.
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    LOL at your reply.....Goran * Sampras was only a fractional part of the tour....grass. If you don't like it...croos the channel and watch the french.

    who was complaining when Courier was cleaning up half the tour in 92/93
    I guess 94 US open was a complete borefest too given boring players like stich and martin involved (agassi won...oh wait)

    Yes....the 90's was SO BORING...as exemplified by the 1995 US OPEN with
    Agassi, Courier, Becker and Sampras in the semis...complete borefest.

    The staggering part is they slowed down the tour for the "casual fan" that
    thought Queens and Wimby represented the entire tour...what a complete joke.

    As I have stated for the past 7 years on here...who was complaining when Rios beat Rusedski at Indian wells?
     
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  32. rodrigo_palacio88

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    ???

    nadal`s draw in this us open was even worst than in 2010 , and djokovic is a shadow of his 2011 and 2012 form , even than in his 2007/08 form.

    djokovic`s level right now is like 2010 or 2009.

    in RG his opponent was ferrer........that said all
     
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    What's your honest opinion of Nadal? Let it out. Tell us what you really think. Go on, be offensive.
     
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  34. Luminaire

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    The biting needs to stop.
     
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    Complain, no but I was not fond of it, and beating guys like Hewitt/Arod/Agassi was nice, but it was boring, and the continuation of that is unwelcomed. I got tired of Pete, then Andre, then Pete again, it got sickening, the saving grace was the French. Now you get no repreeve from any of it. No, make no mistake about it, I enjoy the first week of a slam because you get to see some variety, its the SOS. BUT GET IT STRAIGHT, I DONT LIKE NADAL AND HIS CHEATING, ON OR OFF THE COURT. I DONT LIKE THE ORGANIZATIONS AND HOW THEY CANT BACK THEIR OWN RULES REGARDING THE BLATANT USE OF PED. They created this problem, banned a racquet way back when, and now have the equipment that twice as bad... Nice direction they are taking the sport, eventually the only direction to go will be up. Thats not happening anytime soon.
     
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    Nadal is a great fighter. He deserves all of his accomplishments on clay. It would stay there if they hadn't made all the courts painfully slow. About the shades of personality that nadal demonstrates, it doesn't apply on this argument.
     
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    If you don't like Nads or Nole then dont watch them simple as.
     
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    This post = ???? and dangerous/

    First of alll, be careful with the PED allegations

    There is no evidence and we should just leave it at that....

    The real reason why Rafa is so great is that his forehand with the crazy spin and strings...+ the consistency off bith wings where he hits huge and NEVER HITS IT OUT is the reason he is a great player and thoroughly deserves it.
    Resorting to PED allegations is LOW......
     
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  39. mellowyellow

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    Funny, you think all 17 were slow... You keep proving you knowledg (lack of)
     
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    Nadal is so OCD that he probably couldn't hit a ball over the net during a match without grunting. That's why loud grunting should be banned. :)

    It's so annoying for spectators. :???:
     
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    The op is a troll master.
     
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  42. Ecoplex

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    Another thing I hate about him.
     
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  43. Ecoplex

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    Do you have any ideas?
     
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  44. ubi1

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    If Nadals are slow then so are Federer's Nadal has won on the same courts as Fed.
     
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    Yeah, and aggressive baselining made Djokovic and Nadal champions. What's your point? The game's evolving. Get over it.
     
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    Just when it couldn't get any sweeter, I get to come on tt to literally watch Federer fans cry.

    So so so so sweet

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  47. mellowyellow

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    No, the courts today are not the same as the first few USO Fed won
     
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    They were slowed when Fed won his first though, will admit that...
     
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  49. mellowyellow

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    No, it totally goes against this version of the sport.
     
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    Tennis has merely been reduced to a sport of "tour de france" endurance as opposed to explosiveness, skill and improvisation.
     
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