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    New Agassi film Reveals the Reasons Why He Lost to Pete Sampras in the 1990 US Open Finals

    sampras played a little better, but its mostly safin playing worse
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    have you seen him in the 80s. he wasn't cool or funny in interviews. jimmy was a ***** and that made him more interesting
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    one thing for sure, lendl is way more boring than connors. both his game and personality
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    hard court is where its pretty close. on clay, hands down its lendl, on grass hands down connors. us open peak to peak would have been interesting, although i think connors edges that one out after a tough five set battle
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    2021 Monte-Carlo Masters: Official Tournament Thread

    did i say anything about the french wimbledon and us open? no. and to answer your question not such a far fetched scenario. they have to stop winning slams at some time.
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    2021 Monte-Carlo Masters: Official Tournament Thread

    what do you mean not really? reality is they are getting older. and upsets are becoming more common, especially in best of 3
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    connors era spanned several years, and was as competitive from a long term perspective
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    so was connors. lendl had slightly more overall weeks as no 1: 270 as oppossed to connors 268. but connors had more consecutive weeks as no 1. and had more titles than lendl
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    I think its extremely close. there are good reasons for picking one over the other for either player. i'm curious to hear TTW members' opinions.
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    Marat Safin- How Many Slams?

    and furthermore he beat agassi and kuerten back to back at the 1998 french open. kuerten the defending champion at RG and agassi the following year's champion. he was only 18. so yes, OFCOURSE he can beat ferrero and costa back to back at RG if he's playing his best tennis.
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    Marat Safin- How Many Slams?

    he is definitely capable of beating ferrero and costa back to back. this is a guy who who when playing to his potential beat prime federer at AO and a pretty good sampras at US Open. 2005 federer at AO is tougher than 2002 costa at French. and clay isn't grass. grass bothered him because as a...
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    Marat Safin- How Many Slams?

    fit and focused not just fit. . 2002. 2003. safin himself admitted in later interviews that 2002 was a missed opportunity and that he played very ****ty against ferrero and could have played better
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    Marat Safin- How Many Slams?

    he could have certainly won the french and wimbledon if not for his mentality, especially french. safin with his game and the mental fortitude and drive of a hewitt and if he had stayed injury free (a lot of big IFs) could have certainly won the french atleast once, same with wimbledon...
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    In case you forgot what GOAT tennis looks like ...

    same with dustin brown. even though he's a journeyman he has more touch and skill than most in the top 20 and would rather watch him than djokovic or wawrinka
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    In case you forgot what GOAT tennis looks like ...

    and with smaller tennis balls
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    Was Pat Rafter a luckier Tim Henman?

    actually i think poly strings would have made rafter's serve deadlier
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    Defining Greatness

    the difference is that mcenroe got his star power primarily through his matches his style, his antics in tennis unlike kournakova who was a star when she played tennis, but became a megastar after she left tennis with other stuff he did. same with safin who got his starpower because of what he...
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    New Agassi film Reveals the Reasons Why He Lost to Pete Sampras in the 1990 US Open Finals

    and ironically the same thing would happen to pete that happened to andre ten years later at the us open 2000 final. safin wasn't as good at net but he showed a different kind of brilliance using power tennis combined with variety of shots, great technique, and athleticism to beat sampras in...
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    Better Russian, Kafelnikov or Safin?

    and not so much at his peak. safin could also beat the top players playing at their peak something which kafelnikov couldn't do.
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    Defining Greatness

    Ultimately tennis greatness is judged by results (with a caveat that the slams and masters and titles you win should be judged against the level of competition). so results adjusted to the level of competition and surface variety. but besides the level of competition and surface variety there is...
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    Who can stop Djokovic at Wimbledon this year?

    you were saying it would take both nadal and federer to beat him. federer alone had matchpoints against him, and that match could have gone either way
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    Who can stop Djokovic at Wimbledon this year?

    roger had match points against him last time they played at wimbledon. it was a match that could have gone either way.
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    i wasn't talking about federer. i was talking about the pathetic nextgen. federer is not a punching bag. not even for djokovic let alone nadal. infact last few years, nadal has been punching bag for federer. and fed had matchpoints against djokovic at age 38 in wimbledon final. these nextgen...
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    they're not rivals. they're his punching bags in the slams because they suck.
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    a young boris becker or jim courier would be beating 33-34 year old djokovic regularly in slams
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    yeah keep saying that. idiots. the nextgen are mostly pushers and ball bashers with little tennis iq, shotmaking variety or net skills.
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    shifting the goal posts. taking a narrow window. federer had younger rivals in the first 16 years of his career. djokovic doesn't
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    AO 2021 Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev

    djokovic has never had a younger rival. and he's been on tour for 16 years. that shows you have pathetic lostgen and nextgen are. which all time great champions of the past have never had younger rivals?
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