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    2019 Rome FINAL: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Rafael Nadal (2)

    Not only did Novak have the tougher opponents and matches but Nadal got the afternoon match while Novak had to play till 10-11 PM and has to come back at 4 PM the next day to play Nadal. These two tournaments, Madird and Rome are very poorly scheduled in every way, which in some ways makes them...
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    Lew Hoad-A discussion on his career

    I missed the word DIFFERENT, therefore, Hoad beat Ken by only 2 months or so. Score one for Dan and Lew!
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    Lew Hoad-A discussion on his career

    I am probably missing something, but unless you are talking about Hoad being the youngest to win 3 slams in one year, if I recall correctly, Rosewall won the French and Aussie in 53 as an 18 year old. He the won another Aussie title in 55 at 20 years old. Hoad did not win any slams till 56...
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    Kyrgios is the best thing in tennis right now

    How many tournaments has he ever won? Anything above a 250? The problem with Nick is that he is very talented, physically but mentally unstable, at least on the tennis court.
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    Break the all time greats into 3 separate Tiers

    For some reason I usually forget Borg. He is a tier one ATG, despite a short career. Pete is one of my all time favorite players, but his very poor clay court record bothers me. For me a tier one ATG should have been great on all surfaces. Though Borg never won a hard court slam, he did reach...
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    Kyrgios is the best thing in tennis right now

    Personality, unfortunately for Boy Nick, does not win tennis matches or tournaments.
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    Break the all time greats into 3 separate Tiers

    I will take the higher number of titles, and longevity of high quality, for about 20 years, over a player who had a higher level for about 4 years. To Each His Own!
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    Break the all time greats into 3 separate Tiers

    You should accept the fact that grass is NO longer the premier GS surface. Therefore, Novak and Nadal should not be penalized for their lack of grass court wins. Djokovic has won 4 Wimbledons, so he should be a tier one ATG, even by your grass court standard. Tier One, Post WW2: Laver, Federer...
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    TRUE, Just a thought.
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    How about ranking % slams or Masters won with number of those tournaments played?
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    I never said he deserved a WTF title. If you read my pervious post you will see why I thought he did poorly at the WTF, exhaustion from playing too many clay court tennis early in the season.
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    I did not realize that, too early in the morning to concentrate for an old man? I always thought Nadal's main problem with YEC was exhaustion, in that he played so many clay court tournaments early in the season, then the HC circuit through the USO.
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    The rules are the same for everyone. Novak did not change the rules, therefore, to say that today's Masters are not as important as before is just sour grapes.
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    Djokovic closing in on Federer's big titles record

    Nadal has won 17 slams and 33 Masters, therefore, his level must have been very high. He also has a winning H-H vs Federer who many consider the ATG. So whether one likes his game style or not, Nadal has been a consistent WINNER, for nearly 15 years.
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