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  1. Charlemagne

    Was the 2018 AO Final a throwback to 2009 USO Final?

    Seemed like they were very similar with the exception of Federer winning the 5th set. Federer played better than the opponent in much of both matches (including sets he lost). Only difference was that Federer held his ground in the AO Final during that crucial bp in the 5th set. What are you...
  2. Charlemagne

    Is one of older Federer's weaknesses being...

    Stretched out wide to the forehand?
  3. Charlemagne

    Does Federer ever curse on court?

    I know there are a few videos where he's gotten annoyed and sworn (i.e. Wimby 2007, USO 2009, AO 2013 against Murray) but does he swear after unforced errors? Ppl who have watched him play in person, does he ever swear?
  4. Charlemagne

    Players we NEED TO STOP HYPING!

    Who are they? I'll start: Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios
  5. Charlemagne

    Federer's hair looks thicker....

    He cut his hair short, but it looks really thick! Nadal should use whatever he's using ;).
  6. Charlemagne

    How heavy is the Federer Forehand?

    We all know Nadal's FH is a sledgehammer of a shot, what about Fed's?
  7. Charlemagne

    Does Federer have the best forehand in Men's tennis again?

    I think he does. Discuss.
  8. Charlemagne

    Federer is undefeated...

    This year in Grand Slams and Masters 1000 tournaments. Discuss.
  9. Charlemagne

    Did Federer play better against Murray at Wimbledon 2015?

    Compared to the 2012 Wimbledon Final? Watching highlights of that 2015 Semifinal, I was taken aback by how much more lethal and aggressive Fed was from the baseline. Incredible match considering his age at the time. If only he played half as well in the final that year :(.
  10. Charlemagne

    Was 2014 Australian Open Final the turning point for Nadal's career?

    I was just thinking about how he lost that final, really surprisingly given the opponent. And it came at the tail-end of his incredible resurgence in 2013 (FO and USO titles). Just seems like that along with a decline in form etc was the turning point in his career trajectory, since he hasn't...
  11. Charlemagne

    Federer Fans! Which victory was more magical: 2012 Wimbledon or 2017 Australian Open?

    Was watching highlight of 2012 Wimbledon Final against Murray. I almost forgot how much of a nail-biter that one was! So much magic from Federer in that classic.
  12. Charlemagne

    Still Can't Believe Fed has 18

    Wow just wow. I lacked faith that he could not only beat Nadal (first time in 10 years at a major), that he could win at 35, that he could... Such an inspiring storyline and final. Especially after Rafa went up a break in the 5th! I just thought, "Well that's match". But he fought back and took...
  13. Charlemagne

    Still Can't Believe Fed has 18

    Wow just wow. I lacked faith that he could not only beat Nadal (first time in 10 years at a major), that he could win at 35, that he could... Such an inspiring storyline and final. Especially after Rafa went up a break in the 5th! I just thought, "Well that's match". But he fought back and took...
  14. Charlemagne

    Still Can't Believe Fed has 18

    Wow just wow. I lacked faith that he could not only beat Nadal (first time in 10 years at a major), that he could win at 35, that he could... Such an inspiring storyline and final. Especially after Rafa went up a break in the 5th! I just thought, "Well that's match". But he fought back and took...
  15. Charlemagne

    Do you get the feeling that post 2012 Federer in GS Finals seems...

    Almost a little too happy just being in a final? Almost like he doesn't play with the same fire as he did in the GS Semifinal... I can remember recent Grand Slams SFs where he played incredibly- for instance SF of 2015 Wimbledon, 2015 USO, 2014 Wimbledon, but is flat in the final. To be honest...
  16. Charlemagne

    Were 2009 and 2012 the strongest eras of recent times?

    That's kind of what it seemed like, but I'd like you guys' take on it. 2009 we had prime Nadal and Fed, Davy, Delpo, Soderling was in there, Verdasco... Just seemed like so much more talent, less court homogenization, while at the same time we had the 2 ATGs competing- less with Nadal obviously...
  17. Charlemagne

    Can we find all the people that predicted that....

    Novak would win 18 majors? Lol
  18. Charlemagne

    Is Fed gonna be drained?

    After an amazing 5 set victory over Marin Cilic, how's he gonna look against Milos Raonic? Do you predict him looking lackluster and tired? Thoughts.
  19. Charlemagne

    How worse is Federer of today than Federer of 2012?

    I'd venture to say Federer could have had a 2012-like year had Novak not been so dominant. What are some changes you've noticed from Federer of 2012, to now?
  20. Charlemagne

    What's the most frustrating thing about Nadal and Federer's declines?

    Fed and Nadal fans, what do you reckon?
  21. Charlemagne

    Tennis stars' public persona vs the private persona?

    What do you think your favorite players are like in real life? I get the impression that Federer in real life is kind of a goofy, dorky guy... In contrast to the stoic persona he has in public... How about you guys?
  22. Charlemagne

    Can someone please explain this conundrum to me?

    The one thing that still bugs me about that USO Final was Federer's abysmal BP conversion rate (4/23). With all this talk about how great Djokovic is (and I do agree, he's an all time great no question), how did he allow 23 bps on his serve? More specifically, if Djokovic was clearly the better...
  23. Charlemagne

    Federer Fans: Are we rooting for Nadal now?

    I'm inclined to say yes... I don't know, there's something about Nadal that has always drawn me to him, even as a Federer fan... He plays a unique game, and I'm really really tired of Djokovic's domination of the weak era tour... Ugh... Thoughts?
  24. Charlemagne

    What goes on in his head?

    When he has a break point opportunity? I still can't believe he squandered all of those chances yesterday. And before anyone says Novak plays his best with his back against the blah blah blah, take a look at these numbers... CRINGEWORTHY. :(. I love Fed the person, but his BP conversion rate...
  25. Charlemagne

    How would you feel if Federer lost yet ANOTHER GS final to Djokovic?

    Say Federer goes on to win against Wawrinka, and moves on to the US Open final, where he loses to Djokovic... How would you Federer fans feel about that? On the one hand, the guy is the greatest male tennis player of all time, and everything has been gravy since 2009, however, it'd still be...
  26. Charlemagne

    Why does Nadal always seem to "get up" and relish playing Federer?

    Just a random thought about their history. With the exception of a few times (YECs etc) I don't think Nadal has ever played really badly against Fed, unlike Djokovic in the last 4-5 years. Why is that the case? He seems to REALLY relish playing the guy, and from what I've heard about their...
  27. Charlemagne

    Isn't it pretty obvious if the courts were faster...

    That Federer would have at least 1 or 2 more slams? 34 year old guy was hitting winners left and right on Cincy's fast courts against Murray- one of the best defenders in tennis history... Mind boggling. I know some people prefer rallies- but honestly I feel like the tennis Federer produces now...
  28. Charlemagne

    Murray and Kim Sears are expecting their first child

    Great news! Congrats to both of them. Classy respectful bunch.
  29. Charlemagne

    Why did Federer Lose the Wimbledon Final last year?

    Obviously Djokovic played an amazing final- served well, and was aggressive. But what could Federer have done to win in the final last year- besides being 5 years younger haha? Interested in the responses.
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