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    For fellow Canadian tennis fans- which city you prefer Rogers Cup?

    Haven't been to Montreal but attended Toronto last year. It was actually quite simple to get there since I was staying in the city - took the #1 subway to the end of the line which was Downsview (now it's called Sheppard West). There is a free shuttle that runs to and from the Aviva Centre...
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    Nikolay 'Koyla' Davydenko Appreciation and Farewell thread

    Good point. Davydenko always matched up well with Rafa, not so against Federer. Would have been an interesting match.
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    Nikolay 'Koyla' Davydenko Appreciation and Farewell thread

    It's a shame he missed out on a Slam final. He had great a shot at Roland Garros in 2004 and 2005 the years Gaudio won his only and Nadal won his first. Though he made the SF two years in a row at Flushing Meadows I think he played Federer both times. He and Federer played a couple great QF...
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    One more major victory for Hewitt?

    Hewitt reminds me a bit of Venus - they can still push the top guns but can't quite close the door. How many matches has Venus lost after being up a set and a break to a top player this year alone? Hewitt loses a lot of five setters against really good players. He tends to lose a lead or...
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    Can Sharapova surpass her idol Seles

    Seles, Hingis and Martina all went out in the first round of "Dancing with the Stars." Put Maria on and if she breaks the streak then surely she will have some claim to GOAT.
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    Roddick was a better player than Hewitt

    You missed the point completely. Simply, Roddick was not a world number one w/o his serve, much less a Slam winner. He himself is the first to admit that. He isn't the only one. Krajicek, though he was better all around than many give him credit for, would never have won Wimbledon if he...
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    Roddick was a better player than Hewitt

    Not really a competition IMO. Take away Roddick's serve and he had no Plan B. Hewitt had to grind his way to victories. Hewitt has become a first class volleyer and transition player in an effort to keep finding new ways to win. Roddick made several attempts to develop a more rounded game...
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    Krajicek or Philippoussis- which would give more trouble to todays players

    Krajicek. He was a better mover and overall possessed a more solid game as has been analyzed here. I would add that on his day Krajicek could and did beat anybody. Hence why he won a slam. Flip had a good chance at the USO in '98 and couldn't put it together.
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    Donnay Dual Silver 99

    I demoed it a couple of years back. Sweet off the ground but surprisingly weak on the serve. The thin beam works against you and as the serve is the most important part of my game I couldn't make the switch.
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    Nicole Vaidišová is back

    Saw Vaidisova at the USO back in 2005 when she was just starting out. Uber-hot and not a bad tennis player! Her downfall came way before Stepanek happily leaped into the picture, most likely because he couldn't get away from Martina Hingis fast enough. (It seems now she physically assaults...
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    Brooke Shields vs. Andre Agassi (Today Show edition)

    IMO it's never a classy thing to do to air the dirty laundry of a relationship that didn't work out. AA was taken to task for speaking about his failed marriage in his book, however, people forget that he spoke with Brooke Shields about what he would write beforehand. As for the substance...
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    Venus Williams needs to realize her career in singles is over.

    When her health isn't an issue Venus is still a force. She's proven that even though she's been hampered. As for her relevance it was only two, three years ago that she went three sets with Clijsters in the SF of the US Open. She can still ball and has earned the right to play as long...
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    Has James Blake sticking around hurt his legacy?

    Blake was a fine player in his day, no doubt. But a legacy player is one who left an indelible mark on the game. Blake has never done that and won't unless he wins a slam before he retires. That'd be something to remember.
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    The likelihood of Ferrer defeating Djokovic?

    Somewhere between slim and slimmer.
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