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  1. clayman2000

    Wimbledon quarterfinals: Nick Kyrgios vs Milos Raonic[8]

    2nd match in a row where Raonic's ground game gets much much better as as the game goes on
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    Weak Field if Raonic makes a semi?

    If Milos came to net off his serve everyone would be applauding his game. But because he doesnt, and often looks a bit awkward playing from the baseline, its a "weak field"
  3. clayman2000

    AO 2014 SF Nadal vs. Federer

    Not even close to true. Aussie 2009, 2012 are there only HC slam matchup's. They have never played at the US Open.
  4. clayman2000

    Will Federer win a major in 2014

    I say yes. I dont think he takes Nadal tomorrow, however, I think he will win one of Wimbledon or the US Open. He seems to really be motivated to compete with the best, and I think it will show later
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    If Nadal wins AO 2014, it has a big asterisk

    TS is an idiot. Than about 50% of Federer's slams should have asterisks.
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    Weakest Slam Draw for the Winner?

    Seriously if you think that your an idiot. RG 11 = beat 3 of the top 5 seeds USO 10 = 2 top 10 wins including Djokovic USO 13 = 2 top 10 wins including world no 1 Djokovic Considering that guys have won slams with 0 top 10 wins, not sure how Nadal even comes close to making this list
  7. clayman2000

    AO 2014 QF: Novak Djokovic (2) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (8)

    Djokovic in 4 sets. If Wawrinka couldnt beat him the way he was playing in Flushing Meadows he probably cant do it now. Will be a fun match on Laver arena though.
  8. clayman2000

    Toronto Star Damien Cox slams Raonic praises Bouchard

    Raonic hasnt shown that much improvement honestly from 2011. Yeah his 2nd serve is better, but his movement is still bad and hes inconsistent on the ground
  9. clayman2000

    The 3rd Set of the USO final is legendary stuff!

    This. the reason why that match goes underrated was that it was simply the 2nd of Novak's 3 straight slam final wins over Rafa, and was easily outdone in their next match. Of course, this match had some endless rallies, and really showed how mentally strong Djoker was,
  10. clayman2000

    Martin Laurendeau is to blame for Canada's Loss!!!

    Well Vasek is better than Raonic or Dancevic at doubles so he was always going to play the last 2 days. I do admit maybe Frank could have played Novak in round 1, but the issue there was that you lose just about the only edge Canada had on Novak: the fact that he played just a few days prior
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    2013 Davis Cup Semifinal: CANADA vs SERBIA

    More or less yeah. Pospisil definitely has the shot making capability, key question is can he put it together to win 3 sets on clay?? Going to be a tough pull for Canada even now.
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    Is Nadal better than Sampras now?

    You want to talk about joke draws, Sampras won Wimbledon in 2000 playing 1 seed: 12 Pat Rafter. His previous two matches were Voltchov and Gambill And some of the guys he beat in slam finals had no business being there: Pioline, Martin, Moya in 97. More guys won slams and made finals in...
  13. clayman2000

    2013 Davis Cup Semifinal: CANADA vs SERBIA

    Break Canada! Pospisil to serve for the match
  14. clayman2000

    What were Federers 5 biggest matches?

    I'm not saying your one of these people, but if anyone who has complained about Nadal-Djoker matches of grinding etc also complain about this match then they simply dont like the sport. This match was kind of old school, a lot of net play, controlled agression at a high level. Andy was...
  15. clayman2000

    Nadal with Charlie Rose

    Man you really kinda wish at these times that Rafa was fluent in english because if he can convey this much insight like this imagine what we could hear if he spoke english like Roger His mental attitude is simply unmatched, maybe in any sport
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    Is Nadal better than Sampras now?

    Sure I can. Clay hasnt changed much, but the success of guys like Del Po and Soderling at the FO shows that a big game can work in Paris if exercised properly. Sampras just couldnt get the hang of it. As for the "biggest tennis tournament in the world" thats like saying the Masters in...
  17. clayman2000

    Rafa so close to World No.1

    Not really. Even if Nadal lost in the 1st round at the AO, he would gain points relative to Novak. basically if novak doesnt defend the AO, he wont have a shot at the no 1 rank for a VERY long time
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    Rafa so close to World No.1

    Just to let everyone know, the only reason Nadal is no no 1 right now is that his Vina del mar points don't count. Over the last 52 weeks he HAS earned more points than Djoker. Once Bejing ends, Nadal will be no 1 so long as he plays the tourney
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    Surprising Fact - Djokovic and Nadal

    Djoker made his first QF 1 year after Rafa did... so its not like Rafa had this major head start. Also factor in that Djoker has never missed a slam due to injury (despite the retirements) while Rafa missed 09 Wimby, 12 USO and 13 Aussie)
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    Is Nadal better than Sampras now?

    If Sampras never faced as good a player as Federer than how can you count time at no 1 against Rafa?? Its not as if Rafa has never been ranked 1 or was there for just a few weeks. For example, Nadal in 2007 and 2011 was an extremely solid, and just ran into players on ridiculous seasons.
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    What happened to the 2011 Djoker??

    1. Improved serve. The DF's that plagued him in the past and are starting to come back, pretty much disappeared. 2. Improved conditioning. One thing that he really upped in the 2010 offseason (due in part to the gluten free diet) was his conditioning. Pre-2011 Djoker could have easily lost to...
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    Why is Nadal getting better on hard courts but suddenly so AWFUL on grass

    You know, the way he works at the French Open really makes me feel like one of his main goals is to never lose at Roland Garros again. Some guys win a tourney so many times and begin to lose a bit of desire because they have already win there so much, but for Nadal its like the opposite: he...
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    What happened to the 2011 Djoker??

    Mental issues aside, it was always going to be virtually impossible to sustain that level of play. You can make a real legitimate argument that his 2011 level of play was even better than 05 - 07 Federer because he had an in form nadal, in form Federer and in form Murray to deal with
  24. clayman2000

    The days of Joker as #1 are numbered

    We said the same thing in 2008 and 2010. In the middle of the match today we saw a bit of God-mode 2011 Djoker. Whats to say he doesnt make start to make more appearances in the future. Whats to stop Nadal's knees from breaking down again. he said it himself, there is still pain, its just...
  25. clayman2000

    Is Nadal better than Sampras now?

    I would say yes: 1 less slam, but he has won at every tournament, and he also has 2 slam wins on each surface. They both won 3 slams in a row once, but the difference is that Nadal has also made 5 straight slam finals, something Sampras never did. As for the difference in year end no 1's...
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    Carrillo : best match I've ever seen on grass, clay , hard all stared Nadal

    A case can be made that Nadal has played in the best match ever at the first 3 slams. Aussie Open -- either Djoker 2012 or Dasco 2009 French Open -- Djoker 2013 Wimbledon -- Federer 2008
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    How many more weeks until Rafa takes over the number 1 ranking?

    When they were telling Nadal about the $1 million bonus, Nadal's reaction was like, "Ok cool". Meanwhile Uncle Toni is like "Damn, thats what the US open series is, shoulda maybe told my nephew to work harder at the lead up events in the past"
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    Which GS final was the best this year?

    To be fair, there were some real epic semis: Djoker-Del Po, Rafa-Djoker, Djoker-Wawrinka. In terms of finals, obviously this one, because the middle two sets were real quality
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    Novak Djokovic has a lot to prove on Monday if he loses he is NOT number one.

    He lost in his 1st tourney back to Zeballos. Go watch that match and tell me what you see