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  1. TheAssassin

    Something pretty amazing is happening...

    I took a peek at the draw, he beat Federico Coria (Guillermo Coria's brother) in the semifinal. No doubt Juan Manuel Cerundolo was extra motivated for that match, because earlier in the tournament, Federico Coria beat... His brother Francisco Cerundolo. :D
  2. TheAssassin

    Djokovic News

    A collection of 18 great shots/points from Djokovic during the road to his 18th Slam:
  3. TheAssassin

    Novak's last TEN years!!

    The amount of money and beers that guy won me over the last ten years... Safest pick ever, yet my foolish relatives and friends just don't stop betting against him in my presence.
  4. TheAssassin

    Why #18 feels so good

    I have seen a lot of poor predictions which is all normal. But I have never seen someone predict that anyone other than Djokovic would win, then still claim he was right after Djokovic won lol.
  5. TheAssassin

    Why #18 feels so good

    If Nadal being narrowly the most successful player at the USO in the past decade makes him a favorite for it this year, then how can Federer be the favorite for Wimbledon instead of Djokovic who won 5 of the past 9 editions, more than the entire rest of the field and is going for a threepeat?
  6. TheAssassin

    Sometimes when you win you lose and sometimes when you lose you win ;-)

    What I also figured is that beating Tsitsipas in a Slam semifinal is bad news. Nadal knows it, Djokovic knows it, and Medvedev recently saw it too.
  7. TheAssassin

    You one ugly...

    There used to be a video that compiled all 100 errors from that match. I think it had the Mario coin collect sound every time Djokovic committed an error. Whenever I had a bad day I just took a peek at that video as it gave me a great "happens even to the best of us" kind of reminder lol...
  8. TheAssassin

    Things are hanging by a thread

    He did complain about there being too many of them after all...
  9. TheAssassin

    Why #18 feels so good

    Felt like it took him longer than just one year to go from 17 to 18 due to the manner in which he lost the opportunities in the meantime. The way he finished this Australian Open is an encouraging sign going forward though. A really good statement made.
  10. TheAssassin

    Will Djokovic reach 400 weeks at #1?

    He ties Federer at 310 weeks on Monday.
  11. TheAssassin

    Will Djokovic reach 400 weeks at #1?

    Around 340-350 sounds realistic. It's unlikely that he will be uninterrupted at all until the end of 2022 while all bets are off for the more distant future.
  12. TheAssassin

    Kyrgios’ abnormal obsession with Djokovic continues

    We all know that Nadal is an injured person who plays tennis.
  13. TheAssassin

    Djokovic News

    That would be stunning. :D But it's on Nadal's racket until his clay form drops drastically. I am hyped for Wimbledon more than any other tournament now. Especially since we didn't have it last year.
  14. TheAssassin

    Djokovic News

    Thought Belgrade was abolished for good lol. Back on the Tour calendar? Interesting. If he fully recovers by April he should play there and in Monte Carlo. That is his only window of gaining points until after Wimbledon. After the summer he can finally start with lighter schedules going...
  15. TheAssassin

    Kyrgios’ abnormal obsession with Djokovic continues

    Except that Djokovic has beaten Nadal and Federer another 50 times or so outside of 2015 which gives no reason to question his credentials in those match ups. Kyrgios played Djokovic only in his very worst season. Never before and so far hasn't since. You got way too cute ignoring the big picture.
  16. TheAssassin

    NADAL WITHDRAWS FROM ROTTERDAM

    The red clay of Monte Carlo will have some magical healing effects I am sure...
  17. TheAssassin

    Nadal & Thiem nominated for Laureus Awards

    Just came to send a "passive aggressive" lol myself. Lol
  18. TheAssassin

    Was 2011 the best year of the 00s?

    2005 ftw But for sure 2011 was stunning for obvious reasons.
  19. TheAssassin

    2006 Nadal or 2011 Nadal - which version was better in the Wimbledon Final ?

    I hear VB constantly say there is no relevance between BO3 and the cream of the crop that are Majors, and Novak was yet to beat Nadal in Majors prior to that final, so I left it open to debate whether something else was behind Nadal's lousy level of clutch. :p
  20. TheAssassin

    2006 Nadal or 2011 Nadal - which version was better in the Wimbledon Final ?

    He reached higher levels in 2006 during middle sets but wasn't good outside of them. In 2011 he was alright but went missing on some big points as Djokovic probably got into his head by then. Novak deals comfortably with that younger version too I think.
  21. TheAssassin

    Slamless Medvedev to reach no1?

    If he does, can't see him keeping it for long. He has to defend the final or the title of literally every big tournament after Wimbledon.
  22. TheAssassin

    Djokovic is in a slow decline, but his fans don't acknowledge it yet

    It's acknowledged for the most part. Drop in consistency means he is no longer a heavy favorite in long rallies, drop in depth means he is not forcing opponents to hit baseline half volleys as often as he used to, which combined with his longer reaction time now makes it less difficult for the...
  23. TheAssassin

    Some Hard Truths

    Personally I don't think I will miss the GOAT race when it's over, as much as I want Djokovic to win it under most criteria. I'm fine with embracing more unpredictability in the future. Olympics - WTF comparison in tennis, meh we beat that dead horse a hundred times before, no reason to do it...
  24. TheAssassin

    7-0 at Wimbledon or 9-0 at AO?

    It doesn't. But it's even less so with 2011. The whole point is you saying 2011 was Djokovic's only 3 Slam season. Unless you're a casual, it's a very odd mistake to say the least.
  25. TheAssassin

    7-0 at Wimbledon or 9-0 at AO?

    So you remembered and cared enough to bring up his 3 Slam season in 2011, yet 2015 was too long ago for you to remember and consider relevant? Jeez...
  26. TheAssassin

    What went wrong in 2021 Australian Open final?

    While Djokovic had a decent "warm up" for the final by facing Zverev, he himself brought to the table what none of Medvedev's previous AO opponents were even close to bringing - stunning deep returns. Well controlled aggression, good net approaches and use of the whole court were all on point...
  27. TheAssassin

    Favorite Open Era Decade

    Give it another two decades though and I will probably preach about the Djokovic 2010s masterclass to the new generations every chance I get lol...
  28. TheAssassin

    Favorite Open Era Decade

    Hard question. I loved all of the last three I got to see. But I will go with the 90s for the nostalgia and everything you said yourself. Except the Pete part, stunning AA is the one who got me hooked. :p
  29. TheAssassin

    Straight from the godfather's mouth of madness

    How did Novak turn out so stunning I'll never know lol...
  30. TheAssassin

    Who's greater: Nole or Rafa?

    Yeah it's a waste of time now. We are on cloud nine at the moment after all. :)
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