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    Was 2008 Djokovic prime on HC/at USO?

    Murray, Nishikori, etc. etc.
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    Was 2008 Djokovic prime on HC/at USO?

    Djokovic was much fitter than Roddick there who had struggled with injuries all summer. Unless Djokovic implodes I doubt he loses a 5th set.
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    Was 2008 Djokovic prime on HC/at USO?

    Was his level during 08 at some tournaments equal or better to many places in 12-14? Yes, but being prime is also about discipline and focus, and 08 wasn't there yet.
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    Demolishing the rubbish myth of Safin playing well in only 2 tournaments

    @abmk also mention how Safin schooled Ferrero twice at Barcelona
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    Djokovic has addressed all of his weaknesses throughout his career

    Pete was probably a bit better as a volleyer later in his career but that's about it. Serve was maybe slightly better too, but he had plenty of mammoth serving on the big stages from 93-97. 02 USO last 4 rounds may be the best I've ever seen Pete serve and volley individually, but since he was a...
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    Demolishing the rubbish myth of Safin playing well in only 2 tournaments

    i mean obviously he wasn't drunk IN the final lmao, but he definitely woke up with a hangover and likely even further drained of fluids and such... 01-02 Safin mugged pretty much every big slam match he played besides 01 Wimbledon probably lol.
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    Demolishing the rubbish myth of Safin playing well in only 2 tournaments

    gaudio and johansson were easily playing well enough to beat Zverev and co.
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    Demolishing the rubbish myth of Safin playing well in only 2 tournaments

    well he hated playing on grass and didn't have the discipline for clay to be consistent on it. But then again plastic hip titanium knee liver cirrhosis Safin decided to try at Wimbledon for once instead of retire and demolished peak Djokovic, Deliciano, and Stan so maybe it was all just in his head.
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    What is it that makes Rafa so GOATy on clay?

    him and Ralph could get a nice package discount hopefully.
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    What is it that makes Rafa so GOATy on clay?

    lol who the hell is stopping him at Wimby/USO after 2011? No one. He can win them as long as he shows up with motivation (which he'd have since the slam target won't be 14) and with modern medicine (and shoes, who ever heard of a modern player suffering an ankle injury) he probably won't have to...
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    What is it that makes Rafa so GOATy on clay?

    8-10 majors? These mugs today quake in their boots when Kyrgios or Raonic decides to show up and serve a decent game once every 285 days, can't imagine what Pete would do to them now armed with poly which lets him serve 65+% with an even deadlier and more consistent 2nd. They'd probably rent out...
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    2005 a considerably better year than 2015 in men's tennis

    Federer's shotmaking was maybe the best I've ever seen there but Safin's sheer overpowering play combined with the variety he also brought is probably more noteworthy (just because it's happened less frequently like you said).
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    2005 a considerably better year than 2015 in men's tennis

    True, Federer's serving wasn't as absurdly overpowering though. Also hewitt was playing pretty much his best the last two sets of 05 whereas he wasn't good in the third set of 04. Safin was not only playing the GOAT big boy tennis but he was also drop shotting Hewitt and passing him, hitting...
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    What is it that makes Rafa so GOATy on clay?

    don't forget the biggest Ned connoisseur of them all @vive le beau jeu !. We would all surely welcome his input on this matter.
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