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    Korda vs. Sinner - the rivalry begins

    Because he is a sinner.
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    Korda vs. Sinner - the rivalry begins

    He's not blessed. He's actually going to hell.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    I'm not arrogant enough to say that I know I'm 100% right. But to be convinced to change my view, I'd have to play on the courts and see for myself. Unfortunately, I don't think that's likely to happen anytime soon, although I would love to visit Australia!
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    Interesting to point out that Opelka currently has averaged 18.5 aces/match for his career! At 6'11 and only 23 years old, he has the potential to overtake Karlovic as the greatest server of all time. We will have to see how he holds up and and he will need to improve his overall game as well...
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    I honestly don't know if I've played on Plexicushion Prestige or DecoTurf II. I've played on hundreds of different hard courts all over the US. I grew up in NJ playing on terrible courts covered in cracks and played on all varieties all over the country. I've played extensively around Los...
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Congrats, you managed to miss the point of my previous post entirely. I know different hard courts play slightly differently and that other factors like weather play a role. It’s a bit of an anomaly that Djokovic won 9 AO and only 4 USO, but I don’t think it means much. He’s made 9 finals at...
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    Emergence of a Big 3 Level Player

    That player wouldn't win any slams in any era.
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    Emergence of a Big 3 Level Player

    It depends on if I like the player or not.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Just stop it. All hard courts play reasonably similarly when compared against clay or grass. Yes, there are differences between different compositions of hard courts, but come on, you are missing the point entirely. If you really want to differentiate between different surfaces by such a...
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Strawman argument to lump him in with Baghdatis. No one is doing that. He is rightfully lumped in with Roddick because they were similar level players who had their peaks at about the same times.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Hewitt is clearly ahead of Zverev, but Zverev still has a lot of time left to surpass Hewitt if he gets his act together.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    It's not necessarily unfair to say that Hewitt was a slightly better version of David Ferrer. You don't seem to have any idea how good David Ferrer was though. At his best, he was a consistent force in the top 5 and reached as high as number 3. He regularly went deep into slams and even...
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    What's the problem exactly? That players who aren't as great don't get as much love as the greater players?
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    This is exactly right, and just about everyone I know sees him the same way. I don't buy the idea that's been tossed around that Hewitt is unfairly forgotten. He gets his due from fans and everyone knows he was a great player in his own right, but not an all time great. I think the people who...
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    It's mostly because he retired a while ago. When he was on top, he got tons of acclaim. He had a shorter time of playing great tennis than Murray which is why his acclaim didn't last as long.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    There actually still are some arguments to be made in Federer's favor. There's more in favor of Djokovic, but not everything is in his favor yet.
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    This is a very good point. Non ace unreturnable serves were probably much more common in the 90s than today due to improved racket technology. So we shouldn't compare unreturnable serve stats from different eras. Aces/sg, aces/sp, or aces/match are the most objective ways to compare.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    This is a terrible way to look at things, but the number you show for Djokovic is wrong. He would be at 8 if you take out his best surface.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    The stats are similar, yes. However, Federer's stats are still better. You can't be a poor man's version of something if you better.
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    Of course that's true, but good luck trying to come up with those statistics for each of the top servers over their entire career. It's way too much data to sort through. I glanced through the other threads you posted and found them to be extremely long and confusing. Honestly, I just don't...
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    This site is useful as well, but they don't do the calculations for you. It used to show all players, but it seems like now it only shows active players for some reason so it's not as useful for retired players. https://www.atptour.com/en/stats/aces
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    Aces/match is the most objective way to isolate the serve and say whose is the best. Aces minus double faults would probably be better, but it's a lot of work to try and figure out how many double faults players have. I think for all top servers, the number of double faults is very small...
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    Where does Kyrgios' serve rank in the Open Era?

    I'll take his serve over Federer's or McEnroe's. Those guys had great serves, but not top 10 all time IMO. Kygrios might be somewhere in the bottom of the top 10, likely somewhere 8-15.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Year end championships. You must have missed that in my previous post.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    "My opinion is that Federer is the GOAT and Sampras is the 2nd greatest, so here's my completely made up and completely subjective formula that makes it so!"
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    Fair enough, but you are leaving out a very important factor that heavily favors Federer over Nadal, a factor that would pretty much be universally accepted as more important than your 2nd most important factor. So, you've actually shown nothing.
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    Pat Cash: "Federer not even the second greatest in his own era"

    That's not clear cut at all. It's basically neck and neck between Djokovic and Nadal. They are dead even in your first 2 categories and separated by the smallest of margins in the the 3rd one. Djokovic could still make it clear cut, but he hasn't yet. Also, as someone else mentioned, number...
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