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    How much do professional tennins player's physios/fitness coaches earn?

    Hi all, I do not know if this is the right sub forum to be asking this question, so if the mods think otherwise please feel free to move it to a more appropriate one. I have always been passionate about helping athletes recover from injuries and am looking towards a career in that direction...
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    Will Nadal eventually get the slam record if he wins this match?

    Absolutely not. This will be his last slam title. Djokovic will win the remaining 3.
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    Nadal Will Never Take Over Federer's Mantle as GOAT

    Yup, I am well aware of that. Which is why I said "close to threatening Fed's major count". Even if he wins today and reaches 14, the last 3 will not be any easier as his movement is deteriorates with age. But this whole "even if he over takes Fed in majors he still isn't goat cause I don't like...
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    Nadal Will Never Take Over Federer's Mantle as GOAT

    So we went from saying Nadal will never ever: 1) Be world number one. 2) Win Wimbledon. 3) Win the US Open. 4) Threaten Fed's major count. And now that he is close to number 4, we say that his style of play prevents him from being goat. OP, are you a goal keeper by any chance? I like the way...
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    AO 2014 Final: Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Rafael Nadal

    Haven't watch much of Stan sans the match with Djokovic. He was chipping a lot of returns back during that match when returning serve. I don't think he will get much success with that tomorrow given how well equipped Nadal is at dealing with slice.
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    Calm down: Federer is 32

    Please explain why.
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    The strategy I would tell Federer to employ vs. Nadal

    He tried slicing yesterday. Nadal just directed the ball to his backhand until he hit a short ball and Rafa was all over it.
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    The strategy I would tell Federer to employ vs. Nadal

    Lol. Absolutely hilarious. It's like Roddick fans calling Fed a passing shot bully. Or Agassi fans calling Sampras an atomic second serve bully.
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    Why is there this overblown expectation on a 32/33 year old Legend?

    But this is almost a necessity in the modern game. So basically those that predicted that he would remain competitive in the slams until his late 30s were wrong.
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    Why is there this overblown expectation on a 32/33 year old Legend?

    Just a question: Why does Federer have a lot of mileage? Isnt his style of play suppose to allow him to remain competitive at the majors until his late thirties? And also, Gabashvili, Duckworth and Kavcic are "capable of pulling an upset"? Really? Since when?
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    Nadal is not human

    I cant fathom someone in the past who would be able to match up to Nadal in terms of concentration and focus. Vs Dimitrov in the QFs, he was down set point in the third set on his serve. I would have been ****ting myself due to the overwhelming pressure, but he somehow is able to play his best...
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    Who are you rooting for in AO 2014 F: Nadal or Wawrinka?

    Stan will probably wrap this match in straights. Nadal will not be able to Federer his OHBH like how he did today. Even if the blisters completely heel, he will probably lose in straight sets as Stan has been the best player in this tournament.
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    Brad Gilbert: "Nadal Double GS Will Equal Fed's Accomplishments"

    Nadal is losing to Wawrinka on sunday, so I don't really understand Gilbert's pre mature excitement. Fed literally gifted Nadal this match. Stan will not be so kind. He is hungry for his first slam.
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    Calm down: Federer is 32

    But isn't Federer's graceful, elegant, fluent, easy on the body playing style suppose to allow him to remain winning majors till 50? That was the vibe from this forum 4-5 years ago.
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    AO 2014 SF Nadal vs. Federer

    Look, I cant get everything right. I do not have the ability to forsee the future. I can, however, base my predictions on watching the players play and making a prediction base on that. Which I did. He looked utter cack against Dimitrov, no?
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    Everything going Nadal's way YET again

    Fair enough. But my point still stands. Nadal's passage to the final has not been easy despite not facing Del Potro, Tsonga and Murray (who wouldn't have given him a challenge actually). Your thread title couldn't be further away from the truth.
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    AO 2014 Final: Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Rafael Nadal

    Wawrinka in straight sets. 6-3 6-3 6-3. Do not be fooled by Nadal's performance in the semis. Federer practically gave him that match with his many UEs. Wawrinka's level of play has been sublime this tournament and there's no reason for him not to carry on playing well in the final. Expect Nadal...
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    Everything going Nadal's way YET again

    Right. It's not as if Nishikori and Dimitrov made life any difficult for him... oh wait, they did. Did you feel the same way when Soderling beat Nadal at the French in 2009? Where was your thread titled "Everything going Federe's way YET again"?
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    I never want to see another Federer/Nadal match again

    The way Nadal pinned Fed on the baseline to his bh is just wonderful to watch. He really is the master of breaking down the Fed backhand.
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    AO 2014 SF Nadal vs. Federer

    The forehand passing shot to set up his second match point was absolutely phenomenal. There is only one person in the world that could come up with that. I enjoyed the way Nadal pinned Federer to his backhand side during rallies. He's practically turned it into a science already. This was a...
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    What was the Edberg Tactic exactly??

    On serve at least, Fed was obviously trying to serve outwide to the Nadal backhand. During rallies.....I honestly couldn't tell what he was trying to do differently when they played in 2012 and Fed had Annocone as his coach. The difference this time was Fed choose to approach at the wrong times...
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    AO 2014 SF Nadal vs. Federer

    Doesn't mean anything when the players step onto court tomorrow. Conditions differ vastly for each match, including Nadal's blisters which are still an uncertainty at this point. Just saying.
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    Federer's lob... one or two bounces?

    Case in point to my previous post:)
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    According to Mouratoglou (Serena's coach and bf), Nadal/Federer...

    Really? I always thought the problem was on the palm.
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    Who wins Nadal or Federer ....AO semi 2014

    If Nadal comes out playing like how he did against Dimitrov, Fed will win in straights. I suspect this will be the case as it is quite hard to up your level of play esp on your non preferred surface.
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    AO 2014 SF Nadal vs. Federer

    He isn't. Peak Nadal on hardcourts doesn't make 7 double faults (3 in a game), 40 plus unforced errors and missing easy put away shots like that swinging volley. Federer's chances of winning, at the very least is at 50% given all things considered. The only thing going against Fed is not meeting...
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    Federer's lob... one or two bounces?

    LOL @ those that are claiming it is one bounce even when there is concrete evidence in the form of slow mo and pics of the ball touching the court. But this is TalkFedWarehouse, so I am not surprise. Even if the ball were to bounce 3 times wen Fed hits it, there will still be people arguing for...
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    congratulations Roger Federer on your 18th slam!!

    And why wouldn't it count? Unlike a certain group of posters here I do not subscribe to their crappy weak draw theory.
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    What does Nadal need to do to beat the resurgent Federer in the semi final?

    To add to what some have said: Serve well. If you can put some spin and slice on the serve, it makes it that much harder for Fed to chip and charge. Which means he is forced to stay on the baseline and Nadal can then use his favourite tactic to open up the court. But considering that his serve...
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    2014 AO SF Match Thread: What will Feds break point conversion rate be?

    96%. He will only miss one break opportunity in the first game. After that he will get use to the lefty spins and be on the receiving end of Nadal's 10 DFs.
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