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    Very disappointed with Nadal

    Right. He has known it all along, but because of his tremendous modesty and humility, he rarely lets it slip. However, it is fortunate that the large fanbase he has is not encumbered by the same moral attributes of modesty and humility, and so work tirelessly on his behalf to inform the rest of...
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    Very disappointed with Nadal

    Good man! You are clearly one of the rare few who is a true fan of Bull, as you abide by the morally correct rule - if Bull isn't at his best, it doesn't count, but if the opponent isn't at his best, it does count. However, I must point out to you that it is technically 16-0 to Bull, not 9-4...
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    2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

    Which is why Thiem will be in Djokovic's half. As the perpetual moral winner, Bull picks the draw, and always gets the favorable draw when it matters.
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    2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

    That's probably less unlikely than Federer, but obviously much less likely than Nadal or Djokovic or even Thiem.
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    2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

    Which in your view means that Federer might win Roland Garros?
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    2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

    @vive le beau jeu ! and I approve the third sentence. Not sure what's going on in that mess of a second sentence, however.
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    Father Time Will Tell Us Who Concedes

    This must be one of the oldest MS finals not to include Federer or Agassi: Djokovic will be three days shy of his 32nd birthday, Nadal will be 15 days shy of his 33rd. By the second week of RG, both will have celebrated another birthday.
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    2019 Rome QF: Djokovic vs del Potro

    Rome and Roland Garros must be pretty much his only real hopes at this point. If Djokovic beats him there, it'll be hard to see Nadal turning the tables until next year's clay-court season. Yes, Nadal has beaten Djokovic at both Wimbledon and the US Open, but the Wimbledon win was in 2007, and...
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    Average winning percentage across surfaces

    Nonsense. You are right to downplay clay, a miserable surface from a benighted continent. But grass is even worse: at least continental Europeans are old enough not to have a curfew. No, the only surfaces that count are the New World ones: deco turf, plexicushion, and rebound ace.
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    Who was the third best player in the 2000s (2000-2009) behind Fedal?

    Sampras had played great in late 99, including in the final of the tour finals. But he was slightly below par all event at the 2000 AO. Yes, the courts suited him more than they did Agassi and it was a great win for Agassi in those conditions. Still, it wasn’t a surprise. The Agassi fans on the...
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    2019 Rome QF: Djokovic vs del Potro

    I agree, but I'm not sure it's wise. He might be best off losing narrowly but not too narrowly. Something like 7-5 7-6. Getting expectations up too high can be a bad thing, and the bottom line remains that he goes into a Roland Garros final against Nadal as underdog if Nadal plays close to his best.
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    Predict Nadal's title count for 2019

    The world must be on fire if simply stating the obvious, simple, and moral truth merits such high praise. Why would anyone doubt that Bull is the moral winner in Rome? His performances already this week show that nobody can hang with him unless he is injured, rusty, or cheated. And defeat caused...
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    Predict Nadal's title count for 2019

    They do, indeed. He is on 28 so far if you don't count Rome. But as far as I'm concerned, he is already confirmed as the moral winner of Rome, too, so I make it 29 and counting.
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    Predict Nadal's title count for 2019

    The correct answer is "However many titles are played on the ATP Tour." Bull has of course won all of them so far as always and he will definitely win all the remaining ones through the end of the season. So about 75 or 80, possibly more.
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