|10-30-2012, 01:14 AM||#1|
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Parallels between 2009 and 2012
Does anyone else feel 2012 tennis season has turned out somewhat similar to 2009 in several aspects ?
2009: 5 set AO final with Nadal pulling off a victory against Fed after a 5 setter against Verdasco in the SF
2012: 5 set AO final with Novak pulling off a victory against Nadal after a 5 setter against Murray in the SF
2009: Nadal loses early at RG to Robin Soderling and doesn't win a title for the rest of the season.
2012: Nadal loses early to Rosol at Wimbledon and doesn't win a title (doesn't play a match, actually) for the rest of the season
2009: Federer regains #1 ranking at Wimbledon breaking the slam record and completing the career slam.
2012: Federer regains #1 ranking at Wimbledon breaking the total weeks at #1 record,and winning a record 7th Wimby.
2009: A first time slam winner at USO in Delpotro
2012: A first time slam winner at USO in Murray
2009: Delpo finally beats Fed in the USO final
2012 : Delpo finally beats Fed in the Basel final (not exactly a good comparison, but Basel means a lot to Fed )
There may be many more, these are just off the top of my head.
In 2009, Davydenko unexpectedly went on to win the WTF , my prediction for this year is that someone like Ferrer (or Tsonga) will win the WTF
"King slayer is a mere executioner, and is not as great as the one who he slayed."- Chico
Last edited by sbengte : 10-30-2012 at 03:04 AM.