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    Nadal has a talent that no other player has, a talent to make you play bad - Tsitsipas

    True, but I think some things are said in the heat of the moment. Most Nadal-Söderling matches were not like RG 2009, one of the few instances where Nadal played at a level that couldn't make Söderling play bad, although I don't know when Söderling said that about Federer. As a spectator I do...
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    Most impressive WIMB and USO back to back ever?

    Single year, definitely Djokovic 2011, so I voted for that. But Fed's collection of doing it four consecutive years is the most impressive. Even if you're one of the "weak era" proponents, not having a single slip up in these two tournaments four years in a row is in insane. And in 2007 the...
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    If Fed had....

    Wawrinka's backhand works for his game, and Federer's does for his too. They play and construct points differently, and Wawrinka's grip wouldn't help Federer's game. He doesn't need a different backhand, he just needs to be more confident with his own attacking backhand because it can be just as...
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    How good is Novak on grass?

    I think people still value surface differences too much. While players will still certainly be better at different surfaces and like playing on certain surfaces more than others, the differences in achievement potential are not as large as before, I feel. Not only because of the surfaces...
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    Impossible to get

    Love these points. Fed and Muzz had amazing shotmaking. Djoko showed just about every possible defensive shot you can imagine in one point absolutely perfectly, and Rafa basically combined the two elements with a mind-blowing finisher. Couldn't have picked these four points better, all of them...
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    The Player that brought YOU the most joy in your lifetime

    Roger Federer, but not even because of nice looking shots or all those trophies. I didn't even know anything about tennis until I randomly decided not to zap away when I saw it being broadcast. I believe I was 12 then. And the match happened to be Wimbledon 2003 against Roddick. For some...
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    Novak epitomizes this quote:-

    To be fair, it isn't that bad. People sometimes talk as if Djokovic only acts like a frenzied gorilla in matches or something, but he isn't quite that bad, often he's quite mild like Federer and Nadal are. And he has done plenty of awesome things on court in terms of sportsmanship, mainly giving...
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    What is record for fewest top 10 wins in a season of a Year End Top 3?

    He also played literally four tournaments outside of clay!
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    Federer's decline is just unexpected.

    Maybe but honestly, had he converted a matchpoint against Anderson he would have rolled into the Wimbledon SF's without dropping a set again. He could, and maybe would, have beaten Isner the same way in that semifinals and dominatingly reach the final of Wimbledon. Story would have been entirely...
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    Is it a done deal that Djokovic will...

    You are very welcome ;)
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    Is it a done deal that Djokovic will...

    Nah man, just ignore members like CYGS. Most Djokovic fans here are awesome, CYGS is not the norm fortunately. Nevertheless I think he's/she's fairly harmless, just likes to rile others up (and considering it often works too...). Anyway, to answer the question seriously, I think he'll do both...
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    Greatest 1/2 fin loser performance?

    Chung for sure, no? Pushing Old Peakerer to almost two sets, ombeleeable.
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    Video of Federer’s shot of the year + Kyrgios reaction

    So Fed fans calling it shot of year, Djokodal fans countering with complaints or examples of Nadal shots. Nothing new here! Glorified TTW fanbase war. Gotta love it, though.
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    23-22 and 27-25!

    "Let that sink in." I don't anyone who has visited this forum for two or more days could possibly not have it sunk in by now, seeing as how numbers here are thrown around like hand grenades. EDIT: Oh yeah this goes for the 23-15 bullet as well.
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    Winning against Nadal is good, against Anderson is not

    First of all, you know on which forum you are. Federer is the most popular player on here, and you'll have to accept it because that's not going to change anyway. Secondly, you only show up when Djokovic wins and you basically only post about the Federer fanbase and how terrible it is. So what...
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    Would Federer have beaten Djokovic today?

    His first with the bigger racquet? He played Djokovic in three slam finals with his bigger racquet, including two at Wimbledon. Fed lost all three.
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    Eat your Crow TTW

    Seriously, congratulations to all his fans, enjoy the moment. I remember how awesome I felt as a Fed fan after AO 2017 and I'm happy Nole's fans get to experience this now as well. Absolutely deserved this title and gave us an amazing and memorable match with Rafa the past two days. Having him...
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    Kevin Anderson vs John Isner - Wimbledon SF 2018

    Imagine if Anderson finally breaks! ...And then Isner breaks him back. :cool:
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    Is this player GOAT material?

    So basically he has to change everything but keep his good forehand. You could do that with anyone. Also, it doesn't change his physique, mental fortitude, even luck at times. That's why these hypothetical robotic compilations of players' shots to make them so called "perfect GOATs" never make...
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    Believe me now?

    Despite metsman's entire posting history here, apparently so many people are still fooled so easily. I mean, I'd forgive you for being fooled by smoledman's posts for example but come on...
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    Does Federer bounce back from this?

    It has to end at some point, but these are not the kind of matches that indicate the end any more than previous losses in the last couple of years. It was a Wimby QF and he had a matchpoint to win in 3, in which case the story would have been totally different. That means he was in full...
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    Is RG the most difficult major to dominate?

    Nadal is making it look extremely easy to dominate RG.
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    Federer confirmed for Hopman Cup 2019

    I agree with pretty much everything you said, yeah. I also feel he is playing considerably worse all year, but it has been a general decline since winning Wimbledon 2017 even with some great patches of play still in Shanghai. I'm not sure if it's a drop in form because of being one year older. I...
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    Federer confirmed for Hopman Cup 2019

    Well I suppose they maybe generally sign 3-year contracts, as he did renew it before the start of 2017 I believe? So yeah, you're probably right. In any case, leaving aside the matter of signed contracts, I really don't think Fed even thought of stopping in 2018 if he's healthy because he knows...
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    Federer confirmed for Hopman Cup 2019

    He already signed a Basel contract until 2019 anyway so who was so deluded to hope for that?
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    Fever-Tree: Strangest tournament name ever?

    Fever-Tree Championships is very strange indeed. Should have named it Sixty's-Weed Mugionships.
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    Nadal in 3 easy sets... My gut feeling...

    While I doubt Del Potro played well today with a scoreline like that, still, Nadal is in a relatively unbeatable mode again. Maybe he's less consistent level-wise compared to 2008 or 2012 or something like that, but aside from a few hiccups (that still only resulted in one lost set and two...
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    Who is the current prince of clay?

    The King has killed every prince already. Zverev's success in these clay Masters has nothing to do with being such a promising clay courter, his game is kind of built to work anywhere in the modern game with his solid baseline strokes and serve, even though he'll have his surface preferences of...
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    How far will Djokovic go at RG 2018?

    So I just tried to pick some okay examples, not sure they are the best, but I do think you can see the difference in the fluidity of the forehand and the more open contact with the ball in 2015. It's a bit similar to how Nadal's forehand looked different and a bit stiffer in his weaker years...
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    I wonder who will win the French Open...

    Draw wide open with Milos' withdrawal. Unless A. Zverev purchases Philippe Chatrier and makes it his "****ing court".