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  1. InsideOut900

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Murray, Madrid final, 2016

    Waspsting on a roll with the match reports :eek:
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    Roger Federer reflects on Novak Djokovic's 'exceptional year'

    That's because the pressure mounts the closer you get to a CYGS. Facing Nadal at RG last would make it even less probable he actually gets it, though it's obviously not happening either way. You need to be so ahead of the field nothing can potentially go wrong. Heck, 2007 Fed and 2015 Djoker...
  3. InsideOut900

    Bittersweetovic 2021

    It's all relative to expectations. If this was like 2016 Djoker, where he lost steam in the 2nd part of the season and ultimately lost USO, YEC and YE#1, it would have been disappointing. But a 34 years old Djoker? Hell yeah this was an amazing season.
  4. InsideOut900

    Bittersweetovic 2021

    Someone is still salty. Love it when I see it :D
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    djokovic berdych hardcourt h2h

    I always considered Stan a fairly slow lateral mover, especially for his height. Not sure how much better he is compared to Berdych (a bit yes, a lot, probably not). I think his fairly deep, lifeless slice when stretched is a very effective way to reset a rally against Djokovic. Obviously, his...
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    In the final analysis, Federer actually came closer to the CYGS (TWICE)

    It's possible Federer actually felt the RG final was the defacto CYGS match, which could explain why he seemed so nervous after the 1st set of the 2006 final.
  7. InsideOut900

    Djokovic News

    It would feel like garbage if Novak were to lose YE#1. I would only blame the stupid pacing post-Wimbledon. Played Olympics, then entered USO rusty as a result of underplaying because he skipped Cinci. Had no rhythm at the USO as a result and we all know how much he struggled the whole two weeks.
  8. InsideOut900

    Still the GOAT match ;)

    Because GOAT matches only happen if Fed is mono-ridden or past it. Else it's usually a no contest :p
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    AO12 Berdych - Which Next-gen could beat this version?

    Next Gen would take Slams away from aged big 3 if they played like peak Del Po, Roddick, Hewitt, Berdych, Stan, Murray or Tsonga. They never took Slams away, except for Med beating zombie Novak, therefore they never played at that level.
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    How do you think Djokovic would match-up against young Nadal on clay?

    Almost exactly what I was thinking actually. I personally think 2011 Djokovic has a chance against 2005 Nadal or 2013 Djokovic against 2006 Nadal at RG. Obviously, gotta give Nadal the benefit of doubt, so I will keep this as a "just me" opinion.
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    How do you think Djokovic would match-up against young Nadal on clay?

    Nadal was 21 during Hamburg 2008. :p Plus 2007 Djoker was 2 levels below prime on clay, so it's irrelevant.
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    How do you think Djokovic would match-up against young Nadal on clay?

    Watching Nadal and Djokovic play on HC earlier in Novak's career (2007-2009), I always felt Djokovic is rather comfortable in the match-up and Nadal is the one that has to come up with the goods to beat his opponent. However, Djokovic was totally underdeveloped on clay in 2006 and 2007 to a...
  13. InsideOut900

    Federers backhand vs Rafa

    Nadal hit with more depth back then. He kind of forced you to hit a BH if he wanted to because of his directional control, as well as the depth of shot on clay.
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    Federers backhand vs Rafa

    Yeah. Why would anyone pretend that switching up DTL is an easy task when faced with Nadal's FH on clay? Not only that lining up a BH DTL with a 1 hander is hard enough, but doing it against peak Nadal on clay is even harder and not even that rewarding because of the court conditions. It's...
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    Why was Federer incapable of beating Nadal at RG, unlike Djokovic?

    1) I don't remember calling Djokovic the combined AO + USO GOAT ever. He is the AO Goat and a great USO player. 2) I explained it well enough in the past why he lost so many times. Because sh*t happens. He isn't that good on fast HC as he is on medium and medium-slow. So he can't just lock in...
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    Why was Federer incapable of beating Nadal at RG, unlike Djokovic?

    Since you are specific with Nadal at RG and Federer at Wimbledon, why exactly should I care about USO? Nice deflection there.
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    Why was Federer incapable of beating Nadal at RG, unlike Djokovic?

    Remind me, what's Fedal's H2H with Djokovic on plexi again? :D
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    Why was Federer incapable of beating Nadal at RG, unlike Djokovic?

    The problem with this method is that it's not exhaustive. Djokovic still had 3 more prime runs other than 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014. It's pretty easy to assume that he takes at least one set off a prime Nadal in his 2011, 2015 and 2016 forms, perhaps more. Federer has 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008...
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    Decent baseline exchange vs. serve/voley - what is your prefference?

    Aggressive, blow for blow baselining, with some net charging mixed in. More toward the baselining part though.
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    Is Ferrer a mini version of Djokovic?

    Ferrer's strokes are very similar to Murray's, no idea how no one mentioned that.
  21. InsideOut900

    Medvevev USO 2021 vs Del Potro USO 2009

    If Del Potro drops the early break, I am almost sure he drops the set. But I can see him comeback afterwards.
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    Medvevev USO 2021 vs Del Potro USO 2009

    Nadal was up 2 sets and a break, yet somehow he was the one in a tricky situation? How did it even come to him nearly losing? :D Also Del Potro beat Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2 back in the day. Good luck for 33 years old Dal surviving that.
  23. InsideOut900

    Nole fans, should he fight for 7th YE n1?

    It's likely his last year as #1. He should fight for it like there is no tomorrow, then just let Next Gen have their way from 2022 on.
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    Federer 2015 vs Djokovic 2021

    ELO only takes into account relative difficulty. So if say the top 10 players are consistent at beating lower ranked players like Rublev for instance, then beating Rublev yields you good ELO points, when in reality, it's a really easy task to beat him as Tsitsipas/Zverev/Medvedev/Djokovic...
  25. InsideOut900

    Peak Medvedev vs Peak Hewitt

    That was baby Med :p
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    Peak Medvedev vs Peak Hewitt

    Wait, what does 33 years old Nadal have to do in a comparison with the only guy to beat 2004-2007 Fed off clay? :D
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    Federer 2015 vs Djokovic 2021

    Berrettini and Shapovalov played about as well as Raonic and Berdych. The rest are mostly irrelevant level-wise. Djokovic would conquer that draw dropping 2 sets, maybe 3 at most. Cilic could have made it tough, but we know how that turned out.
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    In the final analysis, Federer actually came closer to the CYGS (TWICE)

    Again, why are we comparing 25 years old Federer with 34 years old Djokovic and say Fed would have dismantled this field? I mean, 2011 and 2015 Djoker would have done the same, but I am not sure 2015 Fed would win CYGS this year. The best performances for the purpose of winning all 4 Slams...
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    Why is everyone born after 1990 really bad on Grass ??? Any specific reason ???

    The only times these guys played on grass is when they visited their grandparents at the countryside. The technical reasons why I think they suck on grass? 1) Footwork: while it's not intuitive, grass is the surface that has the most demanding footwork out there because the ball bounces in a...
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