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    Which loss is more crushing for Rafa - AO 17 or Wimb 18 ?

    But my point is that the matches are essentially identical. Here are the exact numbers: Going into 5th set at Wimbledon: Nadal -125; Djokovic Even Aussie Open final: Nadal -135; Federer +116 From a betting perspective, that's insignificant. Rafa was only the slightest of favorites in both matches.
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    Next Gen players and Novak

    Not even sure what you're talking about. Both Rafa and Roger struggle against Kyrgios. Roger's 2-1 against Kyrgios with 8/9 sets going to TB. Kyrgios is 2-1 against Rafa off of clay having won 5/6 sets.
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    Which loss is more crushing for Rafa - AO 17 or Wimb 18 ?

    Nadal was also a favorite in the 5th set at Wimbledon against Djokovic.
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    Too skinny and can't win with a vegetarian diet.

    Recent scientific studies actually show that the "negative impacts" of red meat don't actually exist. If you look at studies over the last 10 years, you'll mostly find that red meat is just as healthy as fish or chicken. The anti-red meat fad pretty much died in the 90s.
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    I would rather have Djokovic's career than Nadal's

    Very fair analysis. I like your 0.5 slams for a WTF. I might put it more like 0.6 or 0.7, but we're splitting hairs at that point. I disagree. I think as of today, I'd take Novak's career, but Rafa has the greater upside. Why? Because if neither player is GOAT, Novak has better diversity and...
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    Novak BH

    Novak still runs around his BH to hit his forehand when he can so he clearly prefers the FH as do all male pros. As compared to the field though, yes, Novak's BH ranks higher comparatively than does his FH. His BH is like Rafa's FH; he can hit it really big with a lot of margin. I would still...
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    The USO champ is this year's true #1...

    I think it's more than likely that none of them win it. The USO seems to be the major that has the most randomness happen (probably because it's later in the year and players are banged up). 2 of the last 6 years have produced 4 different champions in the same year.
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    I would rather have Djokovic's career than Nadal's

    More importantly to me is that Djokovic actually had his own era too. Nadal never really did. Nadal was the 2nd best player during the Fed and Djokovic eras.
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    Where are the Nadal fans?

    Vegas has apparently noticed this too. Novak is around 11/4 to win USO. Fed is 7/2. Rafa is 4/1.
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    Slam count predictions

    After FO 2014, Slam count: Fed 17, Nadal 14, Djokovic 6 After FO 2016, Slam count: Fed 17, Nadal 14, Djokovic 12 After FO 2018, Slam count: Fed 20, Nadal 17, Djokovic 12 After FO 2020, Slam count: ????? After the FO 2014, it looked like Fed and Nadal were not going to be challenged by Djokovic...
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    Wimbledon R3: (12) Novak Djokovic vs (21) Kyle Edmund

    And he ran into the net. That's three things wrong by the umpire, and the running into the net was the most aggregious. I disagree. He played Murray in either IW or Miami in 2014 or 2015. Djokovic clearly reached over the net to hit a volley, admitted he did it, but claimed he didn't know that...
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    RG 2018 SF: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro

    But he earned his finals. I mean, the guy went through Rafa to reach the AO final. That's no small task.
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    RG 2018 SF: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro

    I tend to agree. Ironically though, Cilic is the highest ranked player of the 4. If he served well, he'd have to have a chance though. Unlike Delpo, he has power off both wings. He's the closest thing to Soderling of the 4.
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    RG 2018 SF: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro

    I remember pondering in the R16 which of the 4 potential candidate would be the biggest challenge for Nadal: Delpo Cilic Fognini Isner The more I thought about it, I could make a case for any of them. Delpo's A game is the best of the 4. Cilic has a win in a major against Nadal (no less, the...
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    RG 2018 SF: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro

    a la his Wimby 2013 match w/ Djokvoic that cost Djokovic in the F vs Murray.
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    2018 French Open QF: RAFA (1) vs DieGOAT (11)

    It can stay light in Paris until 9:30 or so. Granted, with these cloudy skies, that won't happen, but it should be light enough until close to 9 anyway.
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    2018 French Open QF: RAFA (1) vs DieGOAT (11)

    It appears the rain has stopped, no? I'm looking at the stadium, and people are starting to come back in. Also, no one has their umbrellas up anymore.
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    2018 French Open QF: RAFA (1) vs DieGOAT (11)

    It's still up in the air.
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    2018 French Open QF: RAFA (1) vs DieGOAT (11)

    Players walking back onto the court.
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    2018 French Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Does anyone have a link to the Nadal match? TIA
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    2018 Rome, R16 Nadal vs Shapovalov

    Can you give me any indication of the link? I'm pretty good at this, but I'm having no luck this time. It's asking me to login.
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    2018 Rome, R16 Nadal vs Shapovalov

    Anyone have a stream? I usually use the hd-tennis.rs site, but it's not streaming this for some reason.
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    Most Likely to Win a Masters Slam

    This would have been a better question 3 years ago. At this point, there's three to five other players who have a better chance than these three
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    How much of a factor is Karlovics height in his serve superiority?

    The argument goes both ways though. If we were shorter, he'd move quicker so he wouldn't need the big serve.
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    ESPN: The Magazine Dominant 20 fedr #5 But No Nadal

    Your latest post suggests you did :/
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    ESPN: The Magazine Dominant 20 fedr #5 But No Nadal

    No one is arguing that, at least not me.
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