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    2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final (1) Novak Djokovic V (2) Rafael Nadal

    Great speech from Rafa. It's going to be form against class really. And I say that knowing Djokovic is an extraordinary clay court player, but... it's Rafa! A fit healthy in-form Rafa wins, but Novak's form is phenomenal.
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    Very disappointed with Nadal

    Rafa's very disappointed with Rafa too. That's the thing about Rafa, he's tougher on himself than anyone else is. But he didn't play since US Open and came back and did this? Incredible fortnight which he'll look back on with a lot of positives.
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    2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final (1) Novak Djokovic V (2) Rafael Nadal

    There is nothing that can help Rafa today. I think the gameplan isn't quite right, but he's also just having a bad day at the office. Novak, meanwhile, has turned up in his absolute best version of himself, his timing, athleticism and aggression, the surgical precision of his shots, make him...
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    is Zverev the worst no.3 in the world ever.

    No. Another terrible, negative thread.
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    2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final (1) Novak Djokovic V (2) Rafael Nadal

    Djokovic playing phenomenally well, but Rafa's gameplan is giving Djokovic a lot of free points and momentum.
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    Hype over Tsitsipas is same as hype over Chung last year..

    No, you're confusing different groups of people. You'll see more negative comments, but those won't tend to be from the same people. For what it's worth, Tsitsipas looks obviously a long way above Chung, who I'd forgotten, and his ranking and achievements point to him being a very good player...
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    Will Murray be remembered more for being a winner or a loser ?

    Winner. Every player loses every week, pretty much. It's the wins people remember. And what tremendous wins they were.
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    AO 2019 - R4 : (3) "Zeus" Federer vs Tsitsipas "Apollo"

    I'm not even mad. That's how much I love Tsitsipas and his game and character. That's how I know I've got a new player among my favourites to watch. Great performance.
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    Kyrgios to Murray : Dude, you’re so much better than Djokovic, you should have a way better career

    Presumably someone else has said it, but this is banter, it's a joke between them where Kyrgios was winding his mate up. I wonder whether some of you have ever even had friends, you find tone so hard!!
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    Bouchard signs with Yonex

    It's sad and predictable that some of the males here just went straight to judging her by their looks. Even creepier when one of them then suggested they should post their partner to be judged by a group of strangers. Just gross and disgusting.
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    Opponent handles your pace with no problem. Now what?

    That call at 1:35 is a disgrace.
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    2018 Queen's R32: Andy Mury Goat vs Young St. Nick

    Classic missed Andy Murray 1st serve at a crucial moment. He's back!
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    2018 Queen's R32: Andy Mury Goat vs Young St. Nick

    Crikey, both of them with the hip issues...!
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    2018 Queen's R32: Andy Mury Goat vs Young St. Nick

    Kyrgios still doesn't have a proper slice - it does what mine does and leg breaks off to the side, doesn't fizz through hard and low.
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    QF RG 18: Novak Djokovic vs Marco C

    Bravo lads. What a match.
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    QF RG 18: Novak Djokovic vs Marco C

    Novak bouncing the ball this much really takes me back.
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    2018 French Open 4R: Djokovic (20) vs Verdasco (30)

    Once again, once they get on Verdasco's backhand it's very hard for him.
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    2018 French Open 4R: Djokovic (20) vs Verdasco (30)

    Verdasco mostly playing very well but his backhand just ain't cutting it.
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    2018 French Open 4R: Djokovic (20) vs Verdasco (30)

    Definitely! This was a slow bouncy hard court, so you had to put it all into each shot or your opponent would hit a winner, but clay even more so!
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    2018 French Open 4R: Djokovic (20) vs Verdasco (30)

    I was out playing tennis earlier. Lost in two tight sets in two hours. This was in London. I could not believe how hard it was in the heat today, especially after the milder weather we'd been having, we were gasping. Perhaps I'd forgotten, but the respect for the fitness and intensity of these...
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    2018 French Open 4R: Djokovic (20) vs Verdasco (30)

    Think the only way Verdasco wins this is if Djokovic's fitness gives out. Not the crazy idea it might appear given the lack of matches. Like Fognini, Verdasco loves a chance to peacock against a top player, but it's hard to see him taking out Novak.
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    Back when clay was interesting

    Really wish Coria had been able to sustain his level for longer. Seems he could have had a better team around him, and, yeah PEDs may have played a significant role. He really interested me as a player, I loved his style, and it's a pity he didn't hold on up there and give us some more great...
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    Fognini complains about NextGen and French Open Order of Play

    Yep, basically the colossal gap between the 30 and over players and the ones who are 5 years younger or so means we've got an absurd vacuum at the top where there should be players aged 22-30 years old. Agree with Fognini about the disrespect shown to others when some hotly tipped prospect...
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Recurrent left knee issue which it now seems isn't going to get any better, and apparently he's had viral issues recently too which he's not clear of which may well have affected his system and his lungs. So, not being able to train to full intensity, and not being able to catch his breath. Big...
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Monster forehand from Gael, shortening points to protect his body (left knee) and hitting some fantastic shots.
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Thought Bautista-Agut might be a stumbling block for Novak. Three BPs for him.
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    You can't say he underperforms at this slam, because he is still in the tournament, so we do not know where he will end up.
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Zverev needs to learn that he gets into winning positions by hitting hard and attacking, and at key moments he cannot then afford to abandon that and play more conservatively.
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