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  1. SpicyCurry1990

    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    If we are assuming no USO, what does 5 on the bounce really do though? Open era record is now his already with 4 and all time record he needs 6 to tie Budge and 7 to pass Budge. OG probably won't ever catch Wimbledon in overall value, but I was factoring he has 3 W and 0 OG atm and this is...
  2. SpicyCurry1990

    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    ^ for sake of argument lets say Novak doesn't win the USO so there is no CYGS possibility. Whats more important this year IYO? Wimbledon or Olympic Gold.
  3. SpicyCurry1990

    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    I guess to an extent Murray is seen as still a member of the order and hence he feels the same pressure. Compared to Wawrinka who was more able to just let it all hang out last year, but then played a bit tighter in both of his slam defenses. And we will have to see, Wimbledon will be...
  4. SpicyCurry1990

    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    If Novak managed to lose this final to a 1st time RG finalist, who he has been owning in the slams for several years now, esp with no rest deficiencies or inclement weather, I would have entertained the possible validity of supernatural entities :D
  5. SpicyCurry1990

    Catharsis for Nole and by extension myself

    Novak getting over the hump here was surreal. I honestly expected Murray to somehow pull this out given Novak's RG history, but fortunately there is was no curse. RG at last and NCYGS to boot can't ask for more. Haven't been posting much on these forums the last 6 months (primarily due to...
  6. SpicyCurry1990

    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Right I agree with you 100% here. Top 10 wins are not solely indicative of the competition being the strongest possible. I don't think 2015 is stronger than 2011, let alone 2012. My point was that you have the fraudbase on here with the gaul to call this a weak year when Novak put out 12 more...
  7. SpicyCurry1990

    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    The baseline "objective" list based on pure points goes against this as well though, does it not? Does it sound right to you that Connors and Lendl are above Sampras? Or that they are so far above Borg that even if he had added 8 more slams (the career total won by Connors and Lendl), they would...
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    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    Hey @timnz - Let me know what you think about this approach I've often felt that your system undervalued slams too much, but I understand completely why you do it that way (no agreement on what they SHOULD be worth, hence take the objective 2000 afforded by the ATP). I like the idea you present...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Just wanted to say Ill reply tomorrow as need to go now, so I don't leave you hanging. I also still owe NATF a post at some point about Murray vs Hewitt that I was putting off so will probably do that first. Good talk.
  10. SpicyCurry1990

    Who was more dominant in Grand Slams and Year End - Federer in 2006 or Djokovic in 2015

    Novak faced more TOP 5 opponents (21) this year than fed did TOP 10 in 2005 (18). Novak faced as many top 10 opponents this year (36) as fed did in 04+05 COMBINED. excluding his loses solely to Novak, Fed went 15-1 vs top 10 players this year, compared to 15-3 in 05. In 04 in a field void of...
  11. SpicyCurry1990

    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Ya thats basically what it does (with delineations of separation like at say 30/31, 20/21 etc). The roundaboutness of it I think sheds light on why its a reasonable system though (in regards to the ratios lining up fairly well with the number of players it discriminates from throughout history)...
  12. SpicyCurry1990

    Has Djokovic become one of the 10 greatest players of all time?

    @NatF @TMF @Steve0904 @tennisaddict @Russeljones @tennis_pro @abmk Funny how all of you guys call me a "Fed hater" and yet here I am arguing for Fed over Djokovic on a topic and doing it more convincingly than any Fed fan so as to draw that reply above :D
  13. SpicyCurry1990

    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    Oh absolutely. I think I misrepresented my point. I wasn't saying all at 9+ Should be considered equal. I was saying by using my ratio system, you make it so that all 9+ winners are much closer than a straight difference system. Since it might be hard to properly discriminate between them, you...
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    Djokovic Era - Who has he "hurt the most" - Federer, Murray, Nadal

    This is unrelated to the topic, but your bolded comment caught my interest. I have often felt that a ratio of slams was a better encapsulation of relative greatness over the raw difference. I came to that conclusion based effectively on how many players each successive slam discriminates you...
  15. SpicyCurry1990

    Has Djokovic become one of the 10 greatest players of all time?

    Well you can say it like this: 2011-2015 Novak had 5 attempts and won 4 2003-2007 Fed had 5 attempts and won 4 Fed's loss inopportunely being in the middle of his 5 year stretch (05) makes it so he won 2 in a row twice, while Novak's being at the start of his 5 year stretch gives him a streak...
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    For Djokovic fans only, what do you want for Djokovic 2016?

    Damn I came in here to say literally the exact same 8 things you did o_O:D so thought of a few other milestones that are less talked about (since masters don't count for anything on this forum besides Cincy:p). 1-Winning IW would give him the most titles there outright (currently tied with Fed)...
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    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    Been super busy lately, haven't had a chance to post much, but still been on occasionally just browsing. I still owe NaTF a big post in regards to our Hewitt/Murray comparison at some point ha. Been enjoying Novak's dominant run. The clunker from Tuesday was a bit annoying as it dropped his 5...
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    REVISED: Updated Open era achievment ranking system using current ATP weighting

    He can still easily make the SF and not score points in your system. The most likely scenario for him is to go 2-1 in groups with a loss to Fed/Djok and then lose the SF to the other. That would be 400 points. Of course there is a chance Djok/Fed wind up in the same group and Nadal in the...
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    Djokovic v/s Nadal China Open 2015 Final

    Yes Djokovic is a more dominant #1 than Connors or Lendl. Most historical analysts who look at tennis history would agree Ashe was #1 in 75, Borg in 78, and either Borg or Vilas in 77 (but give Connors 82 over McEnroe). In fact the ATP themselves believed this and named those players its...
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    Djokovic v/s Nadal China Open 2015 Final

    Who says Novak is above Rafa now? Rafa is still higher, but Novak doesn't need 15 to be above Rafa. The main thing Rafa has over Novak is the career slam. If Novak seals that up and adds another slam next year he will be YE #1 again. It will be 14 vs 12, but with 2 more YE #1s and a better...
  21. SpicyCurry1990

    Djokovic v/s Nadal China Open 2015 Final

    think its going be a vital shot for him to develop to stay competitive at Wimbledons and USO when his athleticism goes.
  22. SpicyCurry1990

    Could Federer himself be threatening his own legacy?

    exhaustion is a medical term...it refers to when your muscle fibers go beyond the rate limiting threshold. So when you matter of factly claim exhaustion had no role without possessing any intelligence on the subject, you expose yourself. Again you are talking out of your ass. 2 hours of play...
  23. SpicyCurry1990

    Could Federer himself be threatening his own legacy?

    :D your idiocy precedes you I never said it was irrational to think Murray could have won the match anyways, it was you who went into a hissyfit about how its not possible for one to think the circumstances played a role in that without being an unobjective irrational Murray hater...
  24. SpicyCurry1990

    What else does Nole need to make this the best season in the Open era?

    lets say hypothetically (and im not predicting this, this is just for arguments sake) Djokovic wins Shanghai, Paris, and the WTF like he did in 2013 to wrap up the year and that the seeds hold at all events so he picks up 11 more top 10 wins. From there both would have AO/Wimb/USO/WTF titles +...
  25. SpicyCurry1990

    Could Federer himself be threatening his own legacy?

    :D it amuses me greatly that you consider yourself qualified to comment on what type of exhaustion is "legit" or not. How about you educate yourself first? Fast twitch muscle fibers necessary for powerful movements (such as start and stop motions, strokes etc) need 36 hours to optimally...
  26. SpicyCurry1990

    Could Federer himself be threatening his own legacy?

    Given the relativity of the situation it really isn't. We are discussing a 4 time slam finalist's chances to better an 8 time slam finalist (which will likely grow) without injuries. Nadal vs Fed we are discussing a 14x slam winner's chances to better a 17x slam winner (and I believe even you...
  27. SpicyCurry1990

    Could Federer himself be threatening his own legacy?

    I explained like what. He has won 10 Masters (above Edberg and Wilander) and will likely add a couple more (to near Becker's 13). He has reached 8 GS Finals and will likely add a couple more (finishing around Becker/Edberg/Wilander's 10-11). His cumulative best points total adjusted to the...
  28. SpicyCurry1990

    What else does Nole need to make this the best season in the Open era?

    Oh I forgot, Nadal in 06 who had not even developed his FH yet and was worse across the board in results than 2013 by a huge margin was playing at a higher level. Why? Because he beat Fed in 4 at RG in 06, but needed 5 vs Novak in 13. Again the obvious logic there is the 19 year old Nadal was...
  29. SpicyCurry1990

    What else does Nole need to make this the best season in the Open era?

    Right beating Nadal in straights indicates lower level of play than Fed losing to Nadal, again my mistake on that logical reasoning :D Oh and that Fed who is posting the same #s he did in 04/05 across board since then outside of the fact he is losing to Novak in slam finals instead of beating...
  30. SpicyCurry1990

    What else does Nole need to make this the best season in the Open era?

    And Fed was below par throughout AO 06, but the problem is when the field is a joke they don't take adv so it means plenty that Fed had joke competition. Also lol @ there being such significant homogenization AFTER 06. No it couldn't just be that the top 10 players of Fed's era (who were...
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