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    Wimbledon 2019 or US Open 2019

    He was over 20 for the majority of the years cited. Perhaps a remedial subtraction class is in order.
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    Crazy Stat: Federer won his first 7 Slam finals

    I’m just pointing out the facts. Feel free to refute them if you’d like. I think you’ll find I’m correct.
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    Crazy Stat: Federer won his first 7 Slam finals

    Indeed. That’s why such great players as Fish, Stepanek, Karlovic, Simon, and Blake progressed so far as to get their only ever wins over Federer in that most pristine year of his. The strong era was born.
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    Crazy Stat: Federer won his first 7 Slam finals

    In the so-called weak era, Wawrinka could barely crack the top 20. In Djokovic’s era, he won three slams. Q.E.D.
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    Roger Federer admits he cried after losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2019 Wimbledon final

    Yeah, he tried to run around too deep a return that point. A good play but Djokovic’s return was just too good.
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    Roger Federer admits he cried after losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2019 Wimbledon final

    Okay, how on earth is that lack of sportsmanship and cynicism? She’s rooting for, presumably, her favorite player, who was one point away from winning the biggest tennis tournament in the world. I’m sure thousands of fans have made similar gestures in similar situations. I seriously see nothing...
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    Andy Murray - 21 slam titles

    Yeah, no. In most of those losses, he was not in the kind of form he needed to be to win a slam anyway. Plenty of early losses before he had really matured, and even something like US Open 2014, where he lost to Djokovic but was still getting back to form after back surgery the previous fall...
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    Sampras never created such controversy and division among tennis fans

    If you you're so upset about what the tennis media is shoving down your "trout"... maybe you shouldn't read and/or watch it? I hardly consume any real contemporary tennis media outside of watching live matches on television (and posting here). Works fine for me. I honestly couldn't tell you...
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    Sampras never created such controversy and division among tennis fans

    It blows my mind that Becker had 3 Wimbledon titles at the age of 21 and then never won another. Tennis was pretty much a different sport back then.
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    Rank the USO champions of the last decade

    This year's final was strange, but ultimately a great match. Apart from a few stretches here and there, neither guy was really all that confident being aggressive from the baseline and hitting through the court. But that resulted in both guys coming to net a lot and both playing some interesting...
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    Fed vs Nadal AO, FO, Wimb, USO Tally

    Pretty much. For a long time, the French was a clear outlier. In the 90s, it was practically a different tour playing on clay. Nowadays, the effect is lessened, but it still somewhat exists (we need look no further than Nadal's insane dominance of clay and his lack of equivalent dominance...
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    Fed vs Nadal AO, FO, Wimb, USO Tally

    Well, I was speaking more of 04-07 and specifically at the US Open, where Fed had to consistently go through guys like Agassi, Hewitt, and Roddick. None of those are quite on the level of peak Djokovic and Nadal, but at the same time Fed's draws had a lot more depth throughout than any of...
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    WTF should not be worth any ATP points.

    I can kind of see your point, but I think if all RR matches were best-of-three and the final was best-of-five, it would accomplish pretty much the same thing. In general, I'd prefer to avoid super-tiebreaks.
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    Federer will win AO 2020 or Wimb 2020

    That comment stuck out to me as well. The worst part is him buying into the myth of Nadal being some blue-collar workhorse when in fact he's another rich, privileged European. But still a rather classist comment.
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