Recent content by bluetrain4

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    Does Marcelo Rios belong in the Hall of Fame?

    Is this thread an honest question? I thought TW's obsession with Rios' supposed otherworldly talent was a bridge too far (he was very talented no doubt, but not some new, unheard of dimension of talent as people seem to think), but now this.
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    Did Sampras Underachieve?

    He OVERachieved.
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    How tacky is it to use Adidas and Nike products on the SAME day

    It would be tackier to sorry about such a "transgression." I'll wear fully matching kits and equipment when a company gives me all the stuff and/or pays me to wear it.
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    Agassi played Monte Carlo only one time in this whole carreer ?

    Yep. I remember Edberg playing Rome late in his career and enjoying it and saying he should have played it more. He was usually a no show.
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    Better Grass Farewell for Federer?

    A classy press conference just prior to Wimbledon on Centre Court saying that he's retiring after having not played all year.
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    87 years old Feliciano Lopez thrashes Rublev

    Lopez: "I turned pro the same year you were born, and I made my first Slam QF when you were 8."
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    How do you like this new Davis Cup finals format compared to the prior format?

    Honestly, my interest in Davis Cup was waning even before the change. Obviously, there's still something at stake and there can be incredible matches, but overall I just don't care that much. So the format change doesn't make a huge difference to me. But the lack of best-of-five really is...
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    Djokovic has made 67% of GS Finals in last 11 years

    I think it's the best over the longest period. 2004 to 2011 (8 years) Fed was in 68-69% of Slam finals - still amazingly impressive, but "only" 8 years.
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    Djokovic is in a slow decline, but his fans don't acknowledge it yet

    I think they've fully acknowledged it. But it is a SLOW decline. I mean, geesh, he was in 4 Slam finals last year and won 3. He's still a very legitimate contender. What do you expect his fans to be doing?
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    Zverev era has come.

    Kudos to him - he's improved, he's playing great - Gold Medal and ATP Championships. That said, eras "come" when player's win Slams.
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    Novak interview... Biggest criticism of ATP I ever heard...

    That's a good reference hidden in there.
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    Is Turin a better venue than London?

    Nostradamus - great pictures.
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    Is Turin a better venue than London?

    Purely judging by TV, they both seem pretty great. Turin has been great. Plus, it's a beautiful area. Can't go wrong with either really.