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    Have Nadal and Djokovic had greater competition in slams than Federer?

    Yeah maybe. But again I didn't think Roddick was a great athlete either.
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    Have Nadal and Djokovic had greater competition in slams than Federer?

    I was talking about athletic ability, speed and power combined, so I don't think Roddick can be compared to the younger generation now
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    Have Nadal and Djokovic had greater competition in slams than Federer?

    From an athletic point of view I would say yes. Guys like Medvedev, Thiem and Zverev are just on a higher physical level than Safin, Roddick, Haas, Black etc were. From a quality pov they might be even but again if you can beat guys in their 20s when you are in your mid 30s that's harder than...
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    If McEnroe never existed how many slams for Borg and Connors?

    You mean me? No, that's not what I implied. I meant that Mac hadn't even reached his peak before '84 so I didn't think that was the reason why Borg left. And whether Mac didn't won more slams because he was upset that Borg left or because of something else I don't know. What I meant was that...
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    The big 3 have three of the cleanest reputations among all-time great athletes

    Maybe in swimming he is, even though I guess he hasn't reached the popularity of Phelps, Spitz, Thorpe or even Biondi but then again I am no swim expert either so I might be wrong. My point was that he is definitely not an alltime great athlete overall, at least not on the same level as Jordan...
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    If McEnroe never existed how many slams for Borg and Connors?

    Yeah I don't buy the Borg retired because of McEnroe rumour either, since he was still fairly young and champions usually don't back off like that from a challenge. If at all McEnroe should have been the reason for Borg to continue playing tennis for more years. You can be certain that Federer...
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    Wasted Potential Among Greats

    Becker simply didn't live professionally enough and he lacked McEnroe's passion for tennis. In his first 5 years on the tour he mostly relied on his talent, will and natural power. It wasn't until he turned 26 when he started to train more professionally and regain some success but his injuries...
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    The big 3 have three of the cleanest reputations among all-time great athletes

    First of all Tanya Harding is not an alltime great athlete by any means, not even in ice skating and the same goes for Lochte and Pistorius lol But anyway, what we need to consider here are an athlete's upbringing, his social status and maybe even whether he plays in a teamsport or solo. I...
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    A Question for Big 3 fanboys......

    we should be happy if/that the AO are being played in the first place
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    Wasted Potential Among Greats

    Yet at the same time Becker beat Lendl in their AO '91 final pretty much from the baseline. He went in for the big points only. He did the same to Agassi in their WB match in 1995, it's not like Becker was coming in all the time, he played pretty well from the baseline and was mixing it up well...
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    Federer's slam h2h vs the other big 3 members

    It's the same topic that we have talked about a milion times before but I will say this: the Wimbledon '08 and AO '09 Nadal is probably the strongest version of any of the Big 3 that I have seen in the recent 15 years. Even though he went to tough 5 setters against Verdasco and Federer twice I...
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    How many Wimbledon titles would Federer have won on fast grass?

    lol A guy who serves 112 aces in a single match and still loses to someone called de Bakker 0:3 in the next match. Isner and Mahut served more aces in that match combined than Ivanisevic in Wimbledon 1992 overall.
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    Poll : Murray - ATG player or not ?

    There is no definition of an ATG unless you have to be a top 10 all time great, then obviously Murray is not. 20 years ago Becker, Edberg and Wilander would have definitely been called ATGs though, so aren't they anymore? Nobody can define what an ATG is. Even being No. 1 in the world doesn't...
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    Boris Becker in Trouble

    He did. For instance 2 ex-wives, about 20 girlfriends and another baby-moma
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    Most wins over ATGs - Federer had none of the best 24 seasons

    Yes of course. If say Berrettini wins the next 8 slams in a row, he is still not an ATG because he is 2 finals shy of reaching Murray level.
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