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    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    If we are assuming no USO, what does 5 on the bounce really do though? Open era record is now his already with 4 and all time record he needs 6 to tie Budge and 7 to pass Budge. OG probably won't ever catch Wimbledon in overall value, but I was factoring he has 3 W and 0 OG atm and this is...
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    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    ^ for sake of argument lets say Novak doesn't win the USO so there is no CYGS possibility. Whats more important this year IYO? Wimbledon or Olympic Gold.
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    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    I guess to an extent Murray is seen as still a member of the order and hence he feels the same pressure. Compared to Wawrinka who was more able to just let it all hang out last year, but then played a bit tighter in both of his slam defenses. And we will have to see, Wimbledon will be...
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    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    If Novak managed to lose this final to a 1st time RG finalist, who he has been owning in the slams for several years now, esp with no rest deficiencies or inclement weather, I would have entertained the possible validity of supernatural entities :D
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    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    Novak getting over the hump here was surreal. I honestly expected Murray to somehow pull this out given Novak's RG history, but fortunately there is was no curse. RG at last and NCYGS to boot can't ask for more. Haven't been posting much on these forums the last 6 months (primarily due to...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Right I agree with you 100% here. Top 10 wins are not solely indicative of the competition being the strongest possible. I don't think 2015 is stronger than 2011, let alone 2012. My point was that you have the fraudbase on here with the gaul to call this a weak year when Novak put out 12 more...
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    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    The baseline "objective" list based on pure points goes against this as well though, does it not? Does it sound right to you that Connors and Lendl are above Sampras? Or that they are so far above Borg that even if he had added 8 more slams (the career total won by Connors and Lendl), they would...
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    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    Hey @timnz - Let me know what you think about this approach I've often felt that your system undervalued slams too much, but I understand completely why you do it that way (no agreement on what they SHOULD be worth, hence take the objective 2000 afforded by the ATP). I like the idea you present...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Just wanted to say Ill reply tomorrow as need to go now, so I don't leave you hanging. I also still owe NATF a post at some point about Murray vs Hewitt that I was putting off so will probably do that first. Good talk.
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    Who was more dominant in Grand Slams and Year End - Federer in 2006 or Djokovic in 2015

    Novak faced more TOP 5 opponents (21) this year than fed did TOP 10 in 2005 (18). Novak faced as many top 10 opponents this year (36) as fed did in 04+05 COMBINED. excluding his loses solely to Novak, Fed went 15-1 vs top 10 players this year, compared to 15-3 in 05. In 04 in a field void of...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Ya thats basically what it does (with delineations of separation like at say 30/31, 20/21 etc). The roundaboutness of it I think sheds light on why its a reasonable system though (in regards to the ratios lining up fairly well with the number of players it discriminates from throughout history)...
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    Has Djokovic become one of the 10 greatest players of all time?

    @NatF @TMF @Steve0904 @tennisaddict @Russeljones @tennis_pro @abmk Funny how all of you guys call me a "Fed hater" and yet here I am arguing for Fed over Djokovic on a topic and doing it more convincingly than any Fed fan so as to draw that reply above :D
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Oh absolutely. I think I misrepresented my point. I wasn't saying all at 9+ Should be considered equal. I was saying by using my ratio system, you make it so that all 9+ winners are much closer than a straight difference system. Since it might be hard to properly discriminate between them, you...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    This is unrelated to the topic, but your bolded comment caught my interest. I have often felt that a ratio of slams was a better encapsulation of relative greatness over the raw difference. I came to that conclusion based effectively on how many players each successive slam discriminates you...
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    Has Djokovic become one of the 10 greatest players of all time?

    Well you can say it like this: 2011-2015 Novak had 5 attempts and won 4 2003-2007 Fed had 5 attempts and won 4 Fed's loss inopportunely being in the middle of his 5 year stretch (05) makes it so he won 2 in a row twice, while Novak's being at the start of his 5 year stretch gives him a streak...
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