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    2019 Wimbledon R2: RAFA vs Kyrgoat

    Nick is... staying calm after losing the TB. Refreshing to see - let's see if his mental state holds tough.
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    If peak Roddick was on tour today

    I know there's context to all these things, but they're also not exactly inaccurate and damn do they make the state of the ATP sound dire :-D
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    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    Part of the reason that the dude has fourteen majors is that he was rarely broken by far lesser players. Did it happen more on clay? Sure, his W-L record shows that, but he certainly wasn't getting broken left right and center like people seem to think. Also; a larger contributing part to...
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    Thiem has overachieved at this French Open

    It's amazing. He's got some solid analysis in his post history, but this 'hate' he's got for Theim has entered straight up Andy Kaufman territory. He's living the gimmick, full stop, and it never ceases to be entertaining.
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    The next time another post emerges about Djokovic/Roddick head to head...

    Also, for the record - Novak as a major winning #3 was far beyond simply just a 'future good player'. That's an elite player on the world stage - future good would have been him in 2007 before he really broke out against Fed, Nadal, and Roddick during the same tournament.
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    The next time another post emerges about Djokovic/Roddick head to head...

    Could be! Their matchup issue was such that Novak was heavily favored on paper for every match barring their first and still dropped a bunch (really, as soon as the rallies were neutral Djokovic's ground game should have taken over with impunity, but history shows that wasn't the case for...
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    The next time another post emerges about Djokovic/Roddick head to head...

    Let's not overstate things. While Djokovic wasn't at his peak when their careers overlapped - for the record, neither was Roddick - but for the majority of their encounters Roddick was playing a young but already battle-tested and Major/Masters winning world no. 3 that was always ranked higher...
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    Tsitsipas vs Roddick on clay - Who wins this fascinating hypothetical?

    Why not. First, one of the more handy tips I got from a better writer than I regarding hyperbole was to not use any examples that can be proven quantitatively wrong. Furthermore, the more fantastic/exaggerated you get with it (two minutes indeed, honestly), the more attention gets called to...
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    Tsitsipas vs Roddick on clay - Who wins this fascinating hypothetical?

    And still somehow in the top ten long after said era ended. Neither has to do with the fact that your statement was A: objectively wrong and B: a textbook example of how not to utilize hyperbole.
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    Tsitsipas vs Roddick on clay - Who wins this fascinating hypothetical?

    ... I know you're trying to be clever and make it sound like he was only there for the time it takes to down a cup of coffee, but Roddick was in the top five for 150+ weeks, easy.
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    Tsitsipas vs Roddick on clay - Who wins this fascinating hypothetical?

    Have Tsitsipas wear a Robredo mask and his old ST gear, problem solved. Pretty much burnt out in 2005 and yet didn't drop out of the top ten until 2011/2012 when constant injuries finally took their toll. I see.
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    Stan Wawrinka is a legend.

    That's true, but didn't the term 'Big 4' originate because it was Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray consistently making the semis of the larger tournaments along with holding the top four spots in the world (starting during a timeframe where Wawrinka was little more than an afterthought...
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    Tsitsipas vs Roddick on clay - Who wins this fascinating hypothetical?

    Probably Tsitsipas. Oh, Roddick had a few decent showings on the surface for sure - no matter how early on it was, any version of Roddick beating any version of Coria on any kind of clay is impressive, he looked like a superb clay courter against Robredo both times they played thanks to the...
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    Who had a better kick serve Roddick or Rafter?

    I used this site: https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a2072/4221210/ which described Roddick's average as 2400 RPM for a 130 MPH serve, along with Yandell's post in this topic (https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/john-yandell-service-speed-loss-and-depth.38749/) which...
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