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    Zverev settles his account with Lendl

    Before the upcoming tournament Zverev gave an interview in Hamburg in which he talked about Lendl: https://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/alexander-zverev-kritisiert-ivan-lendl-es-werden-sich-viele-dinge-aendern-a-1277986.html I translate literally what Zverev said: "Sometimes we go to the...
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    #1 years or weeks

    But that much better part would be carried over to the next year then, so it’s unlikely to lose the ranking very soon. On topic: It’s really diffcult, because the feeling tends to say a ranking by weeks is fairer, but then in other sports you can only be champion after a full season or not at...
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    Which player is mentally the strongest?

    I cannot really make a ranking, but I try to say something about anyone here. Djokovic: - Yes, he has proven it for the third time against Federer after 2 match points down. That is unprecedented in tennis history I think. I also remember many other tough situations he handled on his way to...
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    Djokovic's Victory seems to have garnered a lot of publicity

    No, if Djokovic beats Federer in Slam count, he is both the best of this era and GOAT. Until then, it’s Federer. Maybe we could call the 2010s an own "era", and then Djokovic would be the best of THIS era even now. I have no problem with this.
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    Djokovic's Victory seems to have garnered a lot of publicity

    Not at all. The best all-around doesn’t mean the most evenly distribution as such. Because then (extremely spoken) a player who wins exactly 1 time everywhere (including Olympic Gold) would be better. Djokovic has to beat the "all-around" Slam record of 20, it’s as simple as that. Then I would...
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    Djokovic's Victory seems to have garnered a lot of publicity

    In net play he is clearly behind at least Federer. But I admit that net play isn’t that important anymore in the modern game.
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    Djokovic's Victory seems to have garnered a lot of publicity

    He said "all-round player", not "H2H player in Wimbledon finals".
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    Djokovic's Victory seems to have garnered a lot of publicity

    Oh, they must be very casual... :p
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    Can we talk about Fed's amazing fitness?

    Federer is the least suspicious of them all. His game is less physical than that of the other 2.
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    Can we talk about Fed's amazing fitness?

    Federer wasn’t outplayed in anything yesterday over the course of the match, and also not in the 5th set. The slice was more due to nerves than fatigue. Djokovic had to save close service games as often as Federer in the 5th. I can only admit that Djokovic came close in the 5th and therefore it...
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    Why do so many people HATE Djokovic?

    As a Federer fan I must say that I’m surprised how quietly he celebrated. Even immediately after the match point he just walked to the net as if he just won the 1st round. At first I thought in the final TB: "Damn, it’s over for Federer. And on top of that I’ll have to see the shirt-ripping or...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    Sorry, I don’t agree here. Look at the 2011 US Open. One shot in "close your eyes, hit as hard as possible and just hope" style is easier than having to hit the ball 20 times, always with the fear it could be your last shot of the match. Normal strengths don’t matter that much in such a special...
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    Federer is still greater than Sampras in grass

    And that’s good (while a win would have been better of course). Because any additional final seperates him further from Sampras in the RIGHT direction. How can that even be a debate? Or are we still back to the nonsensical talk like losing before the final is better? Come on, the case...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    Just on match point, as a different strategy than he should normally choose! Because as consistent a player can be, how much more difficult is it to hit the court 20 times when you are match point down in a Wimbledon final. And also against someone who COULD attack at any short ball, so that you...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    Ironically later Federer was in the same situation as Djokovic here again. When it was 11-11 and Federer had his 2nd break point, he had a look on a not that difficult forehand pass as well, but didn’t hit powerful enough and Djokovic guessed right. So he he saved with a great long volley (which...
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