Recent content by thomasferrett

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    Medvedev will never win a Slam

    Typically over-hyped 'next-gen' guy with no results to back it up. People are actually predicting he will win Grand Slams!? I guess that's the usual short-attention span nature of people today - a guy achieves a modicum of success and everyone's all aboard the hype-train. Well, I prefer to take...
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    Nadal laments of not returning well enough

    Federer's backhand is no longer the weakness it was against Nadal because he can both take it earlier (before it gets high) with more ease OR hit it when it's already high with more power. Even in the French Open Nadal himself commented that Federer's backhand was holding up well and many...
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    We will probably see players more dominant than Nadal/Federer/Djokovic IMMEDIATELY after they retire

    Remember when everyone said they'd never see a more dominant champion than Sampras in their lifetime? Then as soon as Sampras retired, Federer came along. It's not hard to fathom that after Nadal, Federer and Djokovic retire, another trio could immediately come along and dominate the next 70...
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    How extreme can you take the 'play to the tempo of the server' rule?

    If you're serving, can you play a dropshot from the baseline - forcing your opponent to run to the net. They're at the net, and within a second of the point ending, you serve for the next point giving them no time to run back to the baseline to recieve the serve. Technically, your opponent...
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    Know me now? #ThiemThiem

    They are black females. You know they would stand behind Serena even if she murdered someone without provocation.
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    Is A. Zverev better than Thiem on clay?

    Nope, height = potential. Both in life and in tennis. The taller you are, the lazier you can be because, if worst comes to worst, you can just serve-bot your way to Slam titles. A. Zverev has the potential to crank out 150mph second serve kickers out wide if he really worked on it, just because...
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    Nadal with 12 RGs has almost as many RGs as Sampras does total slams; this is starting to get into farcical proportions

    Nadal has LITERALLY won the French Open 2019. Not hypothetically, literally. As in, it has already happened. It literally has already happened. Not 'it is going to happen inevitably', rather, it already has taken place.
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    Is A. Zverev better than Thiem on clay?

    How? If you didn't win the event it makes no difference if you lost in the final having held 3000 match points, or you lost in straight sets in the 1st round without winning a single point. You're still title-less. Zverev has won 2 clay Masters. Even 1 clay Masters would be infinitely more big...
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    Is A. Zverev better than Thiem on clay?

    Friendly bump. Remember, A. Zverev still has 2 clay Masters to Thiem's 0. I doubt Thiem will win 2 clay Masters in his entire career, and he's so much older than Zverev. Bow to Zverev, the REAL Prince Of Clay.
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    Thiem has legitimate chances against Rafa!

    Until we get to the point that Thiem is also getting older/declining and Nadal maintains his level. Which may even be THIS year. So no, I don't think Thiem will ever beat Nadal at the French Open, simply because he will decline before Nadal despite being 8 years younger than him.
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    Thiem critics should apologise

    He does not deserve that title nearly as much as A. Zverev who has won 2 Masters on clay. Thiem has managed 0. Zverev is the prince of clay.
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    Dominic Thiem will not win anything big ever

    By the time Nadal and Djokovic truly decline, Thiem will have declined already. The Big Three are not like normal tennis players - they've had a much longer shelf life. The next new Slam winner is probably someone we've never heard of because he's still 14 years old.
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    How bad is the French Open? Let me count the ways...

    Most annoying thing about the whole tournament is the feverishness with which they ban YouTube highlight footage. And then they post their own abysmal highlights of the matches which are approx. 3 mins long (even for a 5 set match) and don't show important points like break points and set...