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    Is Medvedev a student of the Novak Djokovic school of thought?

    He's nothing like Simon and Murray for the same reason he isn't like Djokovic. He rallies 3 meters behind the baseline. Coupled with the fact that he has finishing power off both sides to change direction and hit winners from that far behind the baseline. I don't know how many times I've seen...
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    Is Medvedev a student of the Novak Djokovic school of thought?

    Medvedev has correctly calculated that there are three keys to winning in today's game: 1) Excellent movement, 2) Highly consistent, and 3) Great serve. He's always had #1 and #3, but #2 did not come around until early this year. I'm not sure what the "Djokovic school of thought" is...
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    Medvedev: How Soon to #1 Ranking?

    I think he can claim #1 at some point not long after the Australian Open.
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    Shanghai Masters 2019 - Semi Final - Tsitsipas (6) vs Medvedev (3)

    I have been saying this for months. I was actually the first to call him out as the next ATG. Only to be called insane... "Medvedev is a next-gen mug"... etc... etc. I'm happy to be proven right. For a long time, I've seen the ATG qualities in this guy. Unfortunately, the rest of this board...
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    Shanghai Masters 2019 - Semi Final - Tsitsipas (6) vs Medvedev (3)

    Probably as interesting as the Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova "rivalry".
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    2019 Shanghai QF- (2) Roger Federer vs (5) Alexander Zverev

    It's indoor hard when they've got the roof closed.
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    2019 Shanghai QF- (2) Roger Federer vs (5) Alexander Zverev

    Eeesh, I wake up and see that Zverev beat Federer on indoor hard? OK, Federer needs to just retire at Wimbledon 2020 or perhaps Basel already and be done with it. Time to start playing McEnroe, Agassi, Roddick, and Hewitt on the Champions tour.
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    ATP Shanghai 2019 R32: Andeh Muzziah vs Fabious Fabiyolo Fognini

    Murray doing pretty well coming to net. His approach shots are really good. He's doing a lot better in this match that I thought he would.
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    Top 3 of each shot

    1st Serve: 1) Ivo Karlovic, 2) John Isner, 3) Roscoe Tanner 2nd Serve: 1) Pete Sampras, 2) Andy Roddick, 3) Mark Philippoussis Return (1st serve): 1) Jimmy Connors, 2) Novak Djokovic, 3) Andre Agassi Return (2nd serve): 1) Jimmy Connors, 2) Novak Djokovic, 3) Andre Agassi Forehand: 1) Andre...
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    Djokovic vs Borg - Who is the better grass court player?

    And I agree completely with you. I think Borg, Lendl, Djokovic, Nadal... all of them train(ed) equally hard. But they train(ed) on the things which give them the biggest edge. For Borg and Lendl, it was all-court, all-surface racquet skills. For Djokovic and Nadal, it is HIIT hitting...
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    Djokovic vs Borg - Who is the better grass court player?

    The raw physical demand of today's game came to be purely because of the changes in racquet technology, surface slowing, and court homogenization. Tennis players these days are better conditioned and faster than in days past because having an edge in the game requires it. Racquet skills and...
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    Djokovic vs Borg - Who is the better grass court player?

    Not sure what your point is. This thread was about whether or not Borg was a better grass court player than Djokovic. It wasn't about whether Federer had more variety than Borg? Unless I missed something.
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    Djokovic vs Borg - Who is the better grass court player?

    Big deal? It's not like he was found out by a scrub like Rublev. He was found out by another of the greatest grasscourt players in history and an all-time-great. After having already won 5 in a row. By that standard, Djokovic got found out by Andy Murray... who is nowhere near the talent of...
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