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  1. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    yes and pigs can fly in that la la land. Meanwhile in reality: Soderling of RG 09 4R would ROFLSTOMP on him 2R/3R nadal of RG 09 would also ROFLSTOMP on him remember the word is ROFLSTOMP.
  2. abmk

    Return of serve (THE SHOT) Nadal or Ferrer?

    as far as thread is concerned, nadal on clay and grass. ferrer on HC.
  3. abmk

    Return of serve (THE SHOT) Nadal or Ferrer?

    nadal is a better returner only on clay. fed is a better returner and stats are clearly better on grass. on HC, overall nadal's are better, but narrow it down to play vs top 20, fed goes ahead by a clear margin 24.4% break games for fed to 22.2% for nadal...
  4. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    Firstly, remember djoko got the break in the 1st set in the first place atleast in part thanks to fed errors. It was a combination of fed being clutch and djoko UEs that he lost from up 6-5 40-0 after that. the 2nd set, both SPs fed saved. In any case, if fed had lost the 1st set, he'd have...
  5. abmk

    Deserving players who never won slam

    well Rios didn't cross a slam QF except for that one time in AO 98. So he's out. nalby's serve though not very good was most certainly good enough to get a slam.
  6. abmk

    Deserving players who never won slam

    hewitt the "grass mug" was schooling Sampras on grass in 99-01. won queens like 4 times. dominated that Wimbledon in 02 except for one match. schooled pete's competition Henman in 02 semi as well. only hopelessly clueless about da game can call him a mug on grass. the line call in USO 03 semi...
  7. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    Yes, because nadal only lost to GOATing soderling in RG 09. he wasn't at his sharpest in the 4th round match vs Soderling, but significantly better than he was in the RG 21 semi vs djoko. I gave djoko deserved credit for doing what he did at RG 21 at his age. doesn't mean I'd take 21 RG djoko...
  8. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    1. Musetti didn't return well at any stage in the match. He was beyond horrible in the last 3 sets. Haas in 2009 4R was significantly better than Musetti was (haas played only one bad set - set4) and I still wouldn't call him tough. decent to good at best. 2. The ROFLSTOMPEd part I only brought...
  9. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    1. fed's match vs Acusaso was 2nd round, not in 2nd week. QF-F , fed played very well vs Monfils, well enough to fend off peaking delpo and GOATED in the final vs soderling let me put it another way so you get it: fed in RG 09 QF vs monfils > djoko in RG 21 QF vs berr by a significant distance...
  10. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    not sure that Hewitt is necessarily better on slow hard. hewitt has that run in AO 05, but roddick has been clearly more consistent at the AO. (AO 03 semi, AO 04 QF, AO 05 semi, AO 07 semi, AO 09 semi). And Roddick did manage to edge out el ayanoui in AO 03 while hewitt lost to him. hewitt has...
  11. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    even the RG 2021 semi isn't at the level of 2015 RG djoko, pal. as far as final is concerned, you are dead and buried if you are 34 and down 2 sets to love vs a claycourter with decent enough stamina. Absolutely zero chance vs 09 RG soderling/nadal. djoko wasn't at his sharpest in the last 2...
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    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    This is probably one of the biggest fallacies around at TTW. Comparing frickin SPs vs being 2 sets to love up and having MPs. Federer did not lose a single set in that USO 07 match in the end. Even if he had lost 1st set, he'd have raised his level and probably closed it out in 4. djoko won 1...
  13. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    no, the agenda is obvious from you fraudster. To pump up djoko's level in RG 21. guy went 2 sets to love down vs tsitsipas in the final FFS. (not even an early round match). Djoko played well, especially for his age to beat nadal (but nadal was nowhere near prime level), but he is nowhere...
  14. abmk

    How can a player gain legitimacy in a Weaker Era?

    that's why I said around that of prime hewitt/safin/roddick/murray/wawa. But overall, still not at ATG level. I was talking about 2004-09 level fed compared to his level in 11-16. since you said this: "But Federer isn't Becker, Edberg, and Wilander. Federer has sustained at least this level...
  15. abmk

    How can a player gain legitimacy in a Weaker Era?

    post prime fed having that longevity doesn't imply a higher level in matches necessarily. He's still around the prime level of Roddick-Hewitt-Safin-Wawa-Murray. (there's some variation/fluctuation here obviously) perhaps the bold part didn't get through to you. Read it slowly and properly...
  16. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    the fraudster in you and your evaluation :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
  17. abmk

    McEnroe Sampras at their peak

    mac's volleys were significantly better. A level above for sure. his return was also a level above sampras' its hilarious to point running FH for sampras after you have already pointed out forehand. mac was clearly past it after 85 when he faced agassi, courier, chang etc. its like saying...
  18. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    1. true that none of them were as easy as Roddick's volley miss, but it was 6 SPs after all. 2. 08 had a DF and an easy BH UE from nadal when up 5-2. 3. I don't think Roddick played scared at all after the 2nd set TB. He did take the 3rd set to a TB. Contrast to say how djoko crumbled in USO 13...
  19. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    that's ironic considering: 1. the very best version of djokovic lost 2nd set TB from up 6-3 to an older, less confident federer in Wim 15, losing even more SPs than roddick did (6 SPs including 2 on djoko's serve) 2. the very best version of nadal was up 5-2 vs fed in 4th set TB of WIm 08...
  20. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    I re-watched the TB. This is true. 1 FH UE from fed. the other 5 points lost were winners or errors forced by Roddick. the 2 points fed won were either winner or forced error. don't know whether this is the effect of watching mediocre tennis for quite some time in the recent past, but that BH...
  21. abmk

    How can a player gain legitimacy in a Weaker Era?

    Fed's 2017 results were better than 2008 in slams purely because of weaker competition level-wise fed of Wim 08 > fed of Wim 17 (clearly) fed of USO 08 >> fed of USO 17 fed of AO 08 < fed of AO 17 (by a little, purely thanks to mono) fed reached final of RG 08, did not play in 17 other years...
  22. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    the post prime thing was for in general. fed clinched RG 11 and 3rd set of Wim 12, but lost USO 11, Wim 14, USO 15, Wim 19 Has to be said that Wim 12 semi vs Djoko is atleast top 3 match of fed post-prime at Wimbledon But yeah, Wim 12 is a clear reference point that it would be fed that would...
  23. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    The confidence level of fed in Wim 09 is a pretty under-rated factor. However given levels of fed was similar in Wim 08 final and Wim 09 final, its not an easy thing to seperate the levels considering the styles of the matches varied quite a bit.
  24. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    no. prime fed wouldn't have a problem mentally when it gets close vs Djokovic, especially at Wimbledon. post-prime fed is another case.
  25. abmk

    Peak Djokovic vs Peak Federer...... splitting hairs?

    LOLOLOL ha ha ha ha ha the ridiculous over-rating of level djoko of RG 21 form from the djoko mob continues. Nadal of RG 09 4R would beat Djoko of RG 21 Soderling of RG 09 4R would ROFLSTOMP on him 2R/3R nadal of RG 09 would also ROFLSTOMP on him
  26. abmk

    Does Murray have the ugliest game ever among ATGs?

    never happened. Heck, just in like 30 matches b/w fedal, nadal's % at net is clearly lesser than fed's, even with nadal being atleast a little better at passing and nadal coming in only like 1/3rd of the time as fed did. For the whole set, check...
  27. abmk

    If Nadal didn't have his own era, then did he have the toughest competition? - 18 slam finals against Fedovic!

    well, there was 75-77 with 2 clay slams - one on red clay and one on har-tru.
  28. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    urban twists quite a bit of the historical stuff as well. He's not ignorant obviously.
  29. abmk

    Better from the QF Wimbledon 2006 and SF Wimbledon 2003

    Yeah, literally no one sane said that. You trying to taking baiting to a new level?
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