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Old 12-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #1526
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Originally Posted by abmk View Post
see again, what I said ... no one is expected to have seen every match b/w them or remember their details or stats ...

but as a broad detail, if you've seen them play indoors several times , you should know their general level of play there ....

again this is what I said :
Several times and every time at the end of the year so I can't necessarily judge normal 100% in shape level of year.

Also when you judge several times that still a very small sample. Let's say I saw two Nadal/Federer red clay matches and one was the 2008 French final. If that's the case Federer wouldn't look too good. But I also in a larger sample size know Federer's more competitive on red clay than that.

You know what's amazing about all this. All of this "to do" is about the fact I just wondered what Nadal's general level of play indoors if he's totally healthy. After all he is Nadal and you would figure he would play at a high level indoor.

Amazing. I think some people are a little sensitive.

Let's give another example, we all know Federer won Wimbledon last year over Murray on grass. We also know one month later Murray beat Federer easily to win the Olympics also at Wimbledon. If someone just watched that latter match you would think Federer wasn't nearly at the level of Murray on grass. However I also know that Federer may have been worn out by his long match against del Potro previously so you give Federer the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was off a bit.

I'll repeat myself, I was basically asking a question. It's really ridiculous to my mind that this causes such a reaction. I see reactions from TMF (of course), abmk and others when one of them could have just given me a link with some information posted by them. That would be end of story.

And TMF, did you read that I did write that Federer's smooth style allows him to play well at the end of the year? Read it again.

My thought was this, Nadal's a great player, one of the all time greats. With his great strokes you figure he should give anyone on any surface a tough battle even Federer. So I was wondering why he didn't give Federer much of a fight at the WTF. Everyone makes it sounds as though I'm attacking Federer. Read the post again. There were no attacks, simply wondering.

Overreaction here on a minor statement.

It's not worth writing about that nonsense anymore.

I've seen some of you ask some questions that I've answered in the past. Do I question why the person who asks the question doesn't know the answer? Of course not and yet someone assumes that by watching two matches indoors that I know the average level of play indoors between the two. Players are human and level of play varies.

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