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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by kragster View Post
At the end of the day people are measured by their accomplishments. And on accomplishments Djokovic+ Murray+ Post prime Fed is far greater competition than Hewitt+Safin+Nalbo +Baggy.
eh, what ? federer faced djoker more times in slams than rafa did ... 10 times since montreal 2007 in fact ... rafa only faced him 6 times since then ...

and you missed that federer also dealt with younger nadal, roddick, older agassi

Originally Posted by kragster View Post
Not to mention that it's much easier to win a slam final against a first time slam finalist vs a player who has been in multiple slam finals. You can argue subjectively that Soderling was red hot blah blah but at the end of the day Djokovic >>>>>>>>>>>Soderling. Unless you're into this 1.0/2.0 business but last I checked on the ATP website, there was only one record for Djokovic. Side note - In this regard Murray has always had the worst end of the deal, having to face multi-slam winners in all his finals.

Look we can stop being hypocritical and say each player benefited from an opportunity that they deserved in form or another, or we can nitpick at who had an easier draws until the night is long.
eh,no , not necessarily.... One would anyday face murray in the AO 2011 final or soderling in the RG 2010 final rather than tsonga in AO 2008 final or gonzalez in AO 2007 final ( or going a bit further back : safin in the USO 2000 final or hewitt in the USO 2001 final )

and again, djoker in the 2010 USO final was clearly better than soderling in RG 2009 final , but delpo in the FO 2009 SF was clearly better than djoker in the USO 2010 final , it's a no contest IMO ...

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