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  1. BGod

    Was Federer's 2019 Wimbledon loss a traumatic event in your life?

    As a Fed fan since 01 no matter how close he got I expected him to lose. The 2010-2011 USO taught me MPs meant nothing against Novak unless he converted them. He was also playing from behind in set. Fed's record prior to that match in Slam Finals going 5 sets was 4-4 where all 4 matches he won...
  2. BGod

    Rank the best Wimbeldon runner ups since 2003.

    I just value 04 Fed ahead of his 09 version so coupled with even a slightly better Roddick in 09 that margin is much smaller. That's why 09 version is much more likely to win. And yeah I never just looked at the volley in the 2nd set, Roddick blew 6 straight points including several on his serve...
  3. BGod

    Rank the best Wimbeldon runner ups since 2003.

    Going with legacy and how actually close they were. 1. 2019 Federer 2. 2008 Federer 3. 2009 Roddick 4. 2014 Federer 5. 2007 Nadal 6. 2015 Federer 7. 2004 Roddick 8. 2016 Raonic 9. 2012 Murray 10. 2011 Nadal Worst would be Kevin Anderson.
  4. BGod

    Do women really generate equal revenue compared to men in terms of broadcasting and ticket sales?

    No and generally speaking they never will be. For the same reason the WNBA and Women's World Cup won't ever reach men's. The biological differences are what they are and the men can offer more physically as well as continue to hold power with wealth. LOL. In what country are these numbers...
  5. BGod

    2020 Cincinnati?

    It's in NY? lol.
  6. BGod

    I guess that settles the "Djokovic is the most intelligent of the Big 3" argument

    I like Novak but did anyone ever think he was smarter than Roger or Nadal? Like I guess with Nadal you might argue but I never saw it. Ya know with the whole Pepe thing.
  7. BGod

    Wawrinka vs Safin

    The question is greater and it's Wawrinka. He's cemented himself as the 4th clutch guy behind the Big 3. Murray is more an also-ran because of his many losses. Stanimal is one hell of a nickname in the tennis world now. Safin is a fanboy novelty that will only lose luster with time. The 2...
  8. BGod

    Definitive list for Federer records that will stand the test of time

    Lendl made 8 consecutive Finals at USO. The three most prolific are 23 consecutive slam semis, consecutive weeks at #1 & 24 consecutive finals won.
  9. BGod

    Now official: Djokovic joins Dimitrov and Coric.

    Until a big name athlete gets seriously ill I don't think most of the community will take it seriously. I'm looking at the long-term impacts which we don't know as of now. Like if within a few years half the young asymptomatic people have kidney failure or brain aneyrusms, etc.
  10. BGod

    Beatles or ABBA?

    I rarely listen to the Beatles and I gave their entire discography a listen. I can list to both ABBA greatest hits albums at work for 3 weeks straight without issue. It's preference. Although I much prefer rock to pop generally, ABBA utilized a nice mix. The Beatles are just aged to me. If I...
  11. BGod

    Most disappointing next-gen player

    1. Zverev 2. Coric 3. Rublev Who are these people? Shap is trying to develop a high risk game like Fed. Only 20 not 23 or 24.
  12. BGod

    Federer on his 2013-16, hopes tennis won't be played in empty stadiums

    Empty stadiums will just help E-Sports since that's one of the biggest differences between the two offerings. I told you people real sports weren't looking promising past the 2050s and maybe earlier than that. I think with the 2nd wave, tennis comes back with Wimbledon 2021.
  13. BGod

    Are we agreed or not that Murray is placed within Courier and Kuerten in some kind of "list"?

    In my personal opinion it's: 1. Murray 2. Courier 3. Wawrinka 4. Vilas 5. Kuerten 6. Kodes 7. Ashe In that 3-4 Slam group.
  14. BGod

    Rafa is pessimistic any more tennis will be played in 2020

    NFL & NBA are the NA leagues best primed for play this season due to viewership. Which will probably be higher than normal. It will affect 2021 salaries but they can manage. Tennis is screwed.
  15. BGod

    What will the year end top-5 in 2025 be?

    1. Thiem 2. Felix 3. Zverev 4. Djokovic 5. Tsitsipas
  16. BGod

    Worst season in the last 10 years?

    2016 no offense to Murray or 2019. Toss-up between the 2. But we all agree 2020 is worst of the OE ya?
  17. BGod

    Why are there no all time greats below the age of 30?

    Money and top medical treatment has greatly extended careers. I am confident guys like Sampras, Lendl, Connors would have won more with the same circumstances (all 4 Majors for Connors). Having said all that, I do think Thiem will carve out a name and one of Felix/Shap/Tsit.
  18. BGod

    At what point did Rafa become clay GOAT?

    Borg got 6 in 8 so Nadal couldn't have the short peak argument until he won his 7th. That was in 2012 but given the competition I think 2013 is when it was definitive as it's largely assumed Borg could have won more playing past 26. And the fact ATP barred him from defending the 82 FO to boot...
  19. BGod

    Best player at a specific Slam to never win it

    Roddick at Wimbledon and here's why. The 2009 Finals was the closest loss in OE. Yes closer than Fed's 2019 WMB & 09 Fed was a greater opponent than 19 Novak. The 04 Final was also closer than any Murray final in AO. There's also the residual effect with Roddick losing a 5 setter to Gasquet...
  20. BGod

    What was the last slam final with none of the big4?

    Just 2011-2012. If you include Big 5 then you also have 2015. Recently since 2016 Wimbledon you've "only" had 3 of 15 Finals include more than 1 Big 3 member.
  21. BGod

    What would two a return to two separate tours look like?

    Well it would depend on the success of the new Davis/Fed Cups and I think an additional 3 tournaments. 3 additional tournaments that would have say a 64 player bracket with Bo3 until QF or SF where it goes Bo5. Why I say 3 is because of scheduling, sports precedence with the number 7 and...
  22. BGod

    Agree or disagree?

    I agree, it's above the 08 Final.
  23. BGod

    What former player's status on GOAT and ATG lists would be changed most by adding one particular win to their resume?

    I guess I'll do lesser players to fill the void: Andre Agassi 2002 USO Gets a much needed 2nd win against Sampras in a Slam Final and 1st at USO. Finishes YE for a 2nd time and breaks tie with Lendl/Connors. Boris Becker 1990 Wimbledon 91 is close too but this guarantees him YE and a notch...
  24. BGod

    Wimbledon 2020 unlikely to take place

    USO ran Bo3 for a few years in the 70s. For like the first 3 rounds. An abbreviated tournament under such circumstances makes some sense. Especially with lower revenue.
  25. BGod

    Who was greater tennis prospect in 2002? Federer or Haas?

    It's an intriguing comparison since they met at the SF of the Sydney Olympics but Haas had a 3 year edge. He broke out in 99 making AO semis and Grand Slam Cup final. So of course he was on the radar before Fed. All Fed really had going for him was that Wimbledon triumph against Pete. The OP...
  26. BGod

    Is Federer-Roddick the most one sided rivalry in history?

    On paper sure but also on paper you're comparing a 20 Slam champ to 1. Lendl went 10-0 against Johan Kriek, an 8 time Slam champs vs. a 2 time. Borg went 18-5 against Vilas which is a 11 time Slam champ vs. 4 time. This included 3-0 in Slams, 8-0 in Finals completed (1 Final Vilas won in a 4th...
  27. BGod

    Wimbledon 2020 unlikely to take place

    Imagine French Open is plated in October and USO in November? lol. With USO you have two indoor stadiums and I imagine a 64 player draw with Bo3 for first 2 rounds.
  28. BGod

    Roland Garros moved to September - not a drill

    I say again, tennis tournaments rely WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY the hell more on attendance than sports like basketball. More than half of the money would be lost. By who exactly? I suggest you look up Louisiana having the highest acceleration of the spread ON RECORD with temperatures in the...
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