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Old 01-28-2013, 12:22 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by abmk View Post
well, davydenko, haas, baghdatis would've given some competition .... if stan could give him a massive scare, so could they ....
Stan played a LOT better than they did.

Originally Posted by abmk View Post
Novak didn't have it much harder at all ...if you include ferrer 2013 or murray 2011, who put up cr*p performances, that's your delusional view .....
LOL Ferrer's performance is not too disimilar to Roddick in 07. Fed and Novak were in the zone in those matches.

Originally Posted by abmk View Post
and I'd take losing to a top 4 player - fed,nadal, murray over losing to roddick or tsonga ....
Take what you want, you are nitpicking Novak's 2 worst AOs since he reached top 4. So he had a bad couple of AO tournaments, oh well he beat Fed's arse twice without losing a set. Fed could only beat baby Novak at AO.

Those guys that Fed lost to have never beat Novak at AO.

Originally Posted by abmk View Post
yeah, so what if kiefer was fed's SF opponent ? he atleast put in a more respectable performance than ferrer did in the AO 2013 SF or murray did in AO 2011 final
Wow he won a set. He was a joke semi finalist, ranked 21 for a reason and that reason is he has no weapons whatsoever to trouble the top 4 players in majors.

Originally Posted by abmk View Post
fed in his best years there : 2004,05,07, 10 would easily beat the 08/11 versions of himself that novak faced ... even in 2006, he was clearly better ...

I can see why someone could put Novak over fed @ the AO , but don't get delusional that novak had it that much harder ...

fed hasn't lost before the semis since 2004 ... djoker has lost twice in the QF stage
Fed hasn't beaten Nadal or Novak since plexi. 2006 Fed would not beat 2008 or 2011 Novak so it doesn't really matter anyway.

Truth >> Novak beaten MUCH tougher opponents on route to winning his titles. Just like nadal has had to beat tougher opponents to win his majors.
"Nadal is a good example of an counter puncher" - RF-18
"Cilic has huge serve too, so that gave Karlovic extra confidence" - jg153040

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