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    Let's assume the UO and RG are not cancelled

    Winning 4 USO titles is pretty tremendous for a desperate clay-courter. He's just maximizing his chances of becoming the GOAT, which means he may skip USO. He's won USO 25% of the time, as opposed to his 80% RG win rate, so it'd be pretty understandable.
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    Roland Garros moved to September - not a drill

    Psy-op. How the hell do they know things will be okay by then? It only makes sense if....
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    Monfils: "Monfils: 'Nothing Is Gifted, Nothing Is About Talent'

    Nonsense. Everything is about genetic gifts and being born into privilege on the basis of one's gender and heritage, no?
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    Should the rankings be "frozen"?

    Well, who else gives off a better indication that they "will be YE#1"? Djokovic has as good as an argument as anyone by far. If there "will be" a YE#1, then as of right now it's Djokovic.
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    USA bans all travel from Europe for the 30 days. Players hoping to play in Miami would need to arrive by Midnight friday

    Obviously the per capita rate is far higher in the Schengen zone than in the UK. I mean, the sheer level of mathematical misunderstanding that people will stoop to in order to take the moral high ground over you know who...is adorable.
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    USA bans all travel from Europe for the 30 days. Players hoping to play in Miami would need to arrive by Midnight friday

    It should have happened months ago if we were ever going to take this thing seriously. Taking half-measures at this point is immaterial. Overwhelmed medical infrastructure and millions of threatened elderly folks? Meh, what about muh quarterly economic data and tennis tournaments?
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    When Djokovic surpasses Roger, will he mock him ???

    Djokovic already mocked Federer by walking off so nonchalantly after winning Wimbledon 2019. That gesture made me realize two things. First, I don't like Djokovic and would prefer Nadal to hold the slam record instead. Secondly, Federer is not the GOAT.
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    Fed has been just EPIC against 3 of his trickiest matchups since the racquet change!

    His trickiest match-up is a 5th set against Djokovic in a slam.
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    So if Nadal never had an era of his own, does that mean he actually had the toughest competition of the big three?

    I think it's equal. Nadal had the ultimate, seemingly neverending clay era. Outside clay, Federer had the early "weak era," and Djokovic had the later "weak era."
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    If Wawrinka manages to win slam #4, do you think many would prefer Stan's career over Murrays?

    I love how Murray being British and having a high net worth count as arguments in his favor. As long as we're going to allow such subjective arguments, we might as well admit how impressive Wawrinka's performances have been. If he wins a 4th slam, I would definitely prefer his story, tennis-wise.
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    Tennys would be alot more fun to watch with a higher SW

    Of course Federer is a climate denier. He has 4 kids, despite the world ending in 11 years, and spews out a massive "carbon footprint" flying all over the place. If he really cared, he would sacrifice himself to the climate for the greater good, Making Tennis Great Again, or at least take...
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    Top American qualifier snubs Olympic games

    Well that makes sense, considering Djokovic is a lot more important to Serbia than Sam Querrey is to America. Sam Querrey in America is about the 9999th most popular athlete.
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    What statistics do you look for when measuring match quality?

    Still the eye test is the most valid way to do it. Look away from statistics and toward playing level in real time. Break point conversion rate: It doesn't necessarily imply match quality. A server could just play high-quality break points and happen to save most of them. Or the returner could...
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    WTF title: One Glaring Big Hole in Nadal's career

    I'd be over the moon if I were a Nadal fan right now. 19 slams? FIVE years at number one? Oldest year-end number one ever despite supposedly being condemned to a short career due to clay court specialization? Next year, he's golden. There's almost no way he doesn't hold the slam record at some...
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    Span of Years Between Winning at least 4 Tournaments in a Year - Federer compared to Other All Time Greates

    Nadal is incredible. Not only is he much closer than the age gap, but his years both include slam victories.
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    Matches where you've supported somebody else over your favourite?

    Yawn. Yeah, since I was bored of seeing Nadal stroll through RG every year with Federer as the main victim, and Djokovic was on an exciting streak, it makes me a pure Nadal-hater. LOL. FYI, I now consider Nadal as the greatest player who ever lived, as of the summer of 2019. But I still root...
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    Matches where you've supported somebody else over your favourite?

    RG 2011 SF. I wanted Djokovic's magical streak to continue and for him to stop Nadal in the final. I didn't believe Federer could do it. Once Federer got to match point in the 4th-set breaker, though, I was pretty happy to see him hit the ace and win. If anyone was going to stop the streak, I...
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    Players who lost QF/SF/F matches in slams after having MPs.

    Federer took a tennis DNA test. It came up 1/1024th GOAT and 49.89% choker.
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    As fedfan - Losing against Djoker holding CH. points is much accepting rather than losing Nadal in SF

    It was never about defeating Nadal, it was about winning slam titles. Isn't that the idea of the last 15 years of being a Federer fan who ignores H2H?
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    As fedfan - Losing against Djoker holding CH. points is much accepting rather than losing Nadal in SF

    A true GOAT seizes a golden opportunity, trusting that he is the superior player and taking it home with clutch execution. It is not always true that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Federer is, or was, widely considered the greatest player in history, with...
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    Does Nadal NEED at least 1 ...

    This is a very stale argument to hold over Nadal's head. The most critical moments of 2019 have already passed. Everyone, especially Fed fans, knows which moments those were, and they were far more critical to the GOAT arguments than a best-of-three event at the end of the year that players...
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    The Olympics is right about nationalism. It is highly valuable.
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    Balanced slam distribution is better? Think again

    These players are aiming to win as many grand slam titles as possible, not stay as even as possible. So this thread is correct. If a less balanced slam distribution is the one that results in the most slam titles, then so be it. I guess specialization may actually be greater. So if Djokovic...
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    3 weeks on..... Rafa fans

    That was probably the most enjoyable Nadal hard court slam victory for me as a Fed fan. Anyone who says it's a "weak draw" because "he only faced Cilic/Medvedev/Schwartzman/Berrettini" wasn't watching that mad level of play, especially in the Cilic match, I mean holy crap... I didn't want...
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    Most consistent player of all time?

    I immediately thought of Gilles Simon, consistency GOAT. Then again, a club pro in Palm Springs once told me he rallied a 9,000+ shot rally to set a world record.
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    Who is not happy that Nadal won the US open this year?

    He did? I forgot. The main thing I remember this year is that 8-7, 40-15 happened, and then later on, Djokovic ended up losing the US Open. But congrats to the Nadal. 2020 is 20-20.
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    A look back at the 2010 USO SF Federer-Djokovic

    Federer exposed his mindset toward match points in an interview after losing USO 2010. He said something about how he wanted to play it pretty safe on match points, because (paraphrasing) "you never know when you're gonna get another one." I was baffled at that comment, because at 15-40, clearly...
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    Best two-setter

    Nice Henin-Venus match. Djokovic vs Federer at WTF 2012 was great drama, ballstriking and a fitting conclusion to the season. 7-6 (6), 7-5. Fed blew a 5-3, 40-15 serving lead *again* and lost. (lol)
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    The reason why Djokovic's 5 Wimbledons + 1 final will always be greater than Federer's 8 Wimbledon's + 4 finals

    Having fans is unfair. They should enforce equal crowd representation, equal cheering time, equal cheering sound intensity levels, and equal pay.
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