Recent content by merlinpinpin

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    Poll. Is Djokovic faking MTOs and is that cheating

    Of course it's gamesmanship. He's read the Nadal playbook and is even more proficient than Nadal as far as applying it is concerned (Nadal has actually been having less and less 'questionable injuries' as time goes on, while Djokovic is having more and more).
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    PCB on Nole injury today...

    The guy is just doing what Nadal has been doing his whole career. The main difference being that Nadal has been doing it less and less as time goes by, while Djokovic has been doing more and more (probably because he can't deal with the fact that anyone could dare challenge his #1 status, and is...
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    Djokovic is NOT a beneficiary of the New Ranking System

    Point-wise, Djokovic is the biggest beneficiary of the point-freeze system. But sure, tell yourself the opposite if this helps you sleep at night.
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    Roland Garros: conditions "favor" Djokovic, says Toni Nadal

    Ask him what he thought of blue clay, then let's talk again of that 'clay is clay' business. ;)
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    Rafa won’t face a top 70 player until the semis

    The Nadal fans were the only ones who did, tbh. The only tough quarter in this draw was the third one, with Thiem, Schwartzman, and other possible threats such as Wawrinka, Ruud, or FAA. The three other quarters were just jokes from the start.
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    Rafa won’t face a top 70 player until the semis

    Why? Because he gets those draws consistently? We've known that for ages, though--it's not as if he started yesterday.
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    Rafa won’t face a top 70 player until the semis

    And his draw was the tougher one compared with Djokovic's, too. The cake competition is heating up between these two. Strong era really living up to its name. Again. You sure never saw such brutal draws in the weak era of 2004-2007.
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    Fed fans, time to decide, 20 or 18

    I'll go for the most likely scenario as far as current tennis ability is concerned, so Thiem 2
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    I wonder if federer/nadal fans would be gracious or absent/resentful once novak actually does break the record

    That's okay if you don't believe it. Won't change a thing, though. I just hope for your sake that the reality of things won't make you "suffer", as it's not important at all anyway. It's what you think that counts, who cares about the rest?
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    Tsitsipas: A pattern of gamesmanship and bad behavior

    "Tsitsipas, a pattern of gamesmanship and bad behavior" This is pretty rich coming from a Djokovic fan, tbh. Only on TTW... :-D
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    I wonder if federer/nadal fans would be gracious or absent/resentful once novak actually does break the record

    Seriously, who cares? Assuming this happens, it won't change a thing about how the three of them are perceived by the world at large, anyway. Whatever their final tally, it will be Federer > Nadal > Dojokovic for the current crop of players, that's all there is to it. Most people don't know what...
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    Dominic Thiem: ‘I promise I will do everything to make sure Roger Federer remains number one,’

    Amazing how they take everything, and I mean absolutely *everything*, that is not totally sucking up to their fav as a mortal insult that must met with excommunication, dismemberment, and other assorted fun stuff. :laughing: These people must really live a fun life... :oops:
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    If Djokovic fails to surpass Fedal will his fans accept graciously he was the third of this era

    They don't tell the whole story, though. Laver and Borg are definitely greater than Emerson, although they have less slams. And even with only two slams to his name, Pancho Gonzales is one of the greatest tennis players ever, possibly top 5, and greater than Sampras, for example.
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    When did the French Open change its name?

    It got its name as soon as the stadium was built, in 1927. full name being "Internationaux de France de Roland Garrod", ie "Roland Garros French Open".
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    "Be18eve"? Funny how most Djokovic's fans, just like their idol, can only seem to live in the shadow of a greater tennis player... :sneaky: Or, as they say in Rome, "Game Federer!" :laughing: