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    Martina vs Martina

    Navratilova is a living legend in tennis. Yes Hingis was good, but in terms of men's tennis, we're comparing someone like Edberg and Becker with Federer, Nadal, etc. Martina will go down as a god in women's tennis. On hard, at the US Open? Navratilova no question.
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    If Wawrinka could beat a prime/peak Djokovic at AO/RG then why could Roddick and Hewitt not at Wim/USO ?

    Weapons / variety / pressure. Apart from Roddick's serve, he doesn't have the game to pressure someone like Novak. Stan has weapons on both wings and knows how to move forward to finish points. As for Hewitt, he doesn't do a single thing better than Novak.
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    Best Rivalry, not what many think abourt.

    *no clue how to edit the title for typo"
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    Where does Nadal's slices and volleys rank?

    %99 of those are drop volleys which are fairly easy to hit relatively speaking. Nothing compared to someone like Fed, Sampras, Edberg etc. who have a wide range of net abilities that go beyond a drop volley.
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    Reasons for European domination?

    The US focuses on team sports all throughout grade school at almost no cost to the student and if good enough you can get a sponsorship for college. If you're good, you can pretty much make the NFL and NBA at zero cost to you or your family. Tennis basically requires you to be born into at least...
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    ATP players' council around Roger Federer wants to redistribute the prize money: "Take it from the poor and give it to the rich"!

    Pop quiz hotshot. How much money do you have left from $100,000 after $200,000 in expenses?
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    ATP players' council around Roger Federer wants to redistribute the prize money: "Take it from the poor and give it to the rich"!

    this is a grade 8 kid's understanding of economics summed up. If you have a system based on top players drawing in huge amounts of money, to keep it going you need to consistently produce good players. To continually produce good players you want the most amount of humans playing your sport. If...
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    How has Nadal passed Sampras?

    How many people are going to remember the 2020 French Open tournament? lol. I don't think i remember any of the matches. I remember certain local futures matches more than the 2020 FO.
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    How has Nadal passed Sampras?

    Imagine making your entire career off of the current iteration of the French Open which would hardly qualify as a 250 event in the 90s.
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    Keurten weighs in on the debate

    i don't think he understands evolution. The other parts about training and medicine, sure.
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    Margaret Court's Inflated Record Down Under

    dumbest take ever. Seles was stabbed because someone was insane. Not because of rational reasons.
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    Margaret Court's Inflated Record Down Under

    Hehe yeah. But also, meh, i just don't buy the era argument, look at this match between Steffi and Martina. They're playing similar to the style men were playing. Really aggressive. Women's tennis regressed after this era and why i would put Serena below them.
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    Margaret Court's Inflated Record Down Under

    That was absolutely brutal tennis. If i go to my local club today i'll see random 50 year olds playing at a higher level even if i gave them wooden racquets. Court just slid 100 places after seeing that.
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    Margaret Court's Inflated Record Down Under

    Yeah... no. Steffi played in a far deeper field than Serena. Also, Seles dominating Steffi is the biggest fake news story in tennis. Yes it's horrible Seles got stabbed and i would consider Seles one of the tennis GOATs, however, she never "dominated" Steffi. I would put both Steffi and Martina...
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    The One-Handed Backhand

    poly makes one handers more effective now than in the past. A good reason for 2 handers was stability and control with heavier racquets and natural gut. Now control comes from the poly and spin. You can swing all out with a 1 hander and still keep the ball in the court while hitting with a lot...
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