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    Solved - why Europeans dominate tennis

    That's silly. The US Open has admitted to slowing the US Open down twice since 2003. Hence that awful Djoker-nadal final where neither could hit winners or hit aces.
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    Solved - why Europeans dominate tennis

    The U.S. Open slowed their courts down TWICE since Roddick won it in 2003. What other country would purposely hurt it's own players like that? The U.S. open surface is like mud now.
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    Raonic is like Sampras playing on a pair of stilts

    You didn't see much of the 90's
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    Raonic is like Sampras playing on a pair of stilts

    Raonic is the same as Sampras except they are very dissimilar.
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    Is Connors the worst of the Legends?

    I find his distinction of winning the US Open on three surfaces to be very very impressive. He beat a legend on grass in Rosewall. He won the 1976 final on clay over Borg and beat him on cement in '78. He also beat perhaps the greatest hard court player of all time back to back in Ivan Lendl...
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    1988-1989 Men's U.S. Open footage?

    Looking at Andres serve the courts played much faster back then
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    RIP, Bud Collins.

    RIP. A great ambassador for our sport.
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    Is Djokovic a one-slam wonder?

    He fixed his serve and has become a great player.
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    Djokovic's game was the ugliest ever from a US champion

    It wasn't a great match. Every match can't be of epic quality. Neither played great. Reminded me of the 1989 final (Becker-Lendl) in terms of average play and nerves.
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    Who is the least liked No. 1 in the Open Era?

    I agree. Connors was LOVED by many fans. A good portion of the press was entertained by him too. His peers hated him but that was OK because he hated them too.
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    Who is the least liked No. 1 in the Open Era?

    I vote Lendl. His fellow players couldn't stand him. The press and the fans didn't much care about him either.
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    US Open Women's QF: Serena[1] vs. Venus[23]

    I don't think Petra moves well enough to beat Serena on a hard court.
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    How inferior are tennis players as athletes to basketball players?

    You know I have been noticing that too. In isolation he doesn't normally blow by his defender.
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    Wawrinka was hugged too much as a child

    Stan sort of looks like a werewolf.
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    ESPN Done With The French Open

    They refused to move from Roland Garros but aren't they doing a huge upgrade? From what I understand they should have moved to a new location but decided not to.
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    ESPN Done With The French Open

    T With HD TV the AO matches look amazing. I'm a big fan of that tournament.
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    ESPN Done With The French Open

    The boom years in Tennis in the states were from 1976-1985 or so. People identify with similar people of the same culture so the lack of male American champions is killing tennis here. I think Roger and Novak have been fantastic ambassadors for the sport but linguistically and culturally they...
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    ESPN Done With The French Open

    It's more than that. I live in the states and the decline in popularity in Tennis here since Agassi left is stunning. In the 1980's you could find a tennis tournament on TV every weekend, in addition there would be ESPN Coverage. The French Open and Wimbledon were on NBC and the US Open was...
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    When Gods collide - The official God Mode vs God Mode Thread

    That's why I said "almost all". Do any European players ever thank God for anything?
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    When Gods collide - The official God Mode vs God Mode Thread

    Ironic we have thread mentioning God in a sport where almost all the players never acknowledge him.
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    Djokovic vs Lendl

    It works like that in reverse.
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    Federer has declined.

    Wow, it's that bad? How is Federer number 2 in the world and not in a nursing home? You describe him as nearly disabled out there. Almost like a broken down car. His prime was was 2004-2008? That was when he got his best results. That doesn't automatically mean that was his prime. Go watch...
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    Serena vs Graf- both at 22

    Sharapova has a winning record against every other top 25 player not named Serena. She also is, I believe they said 120-39 vs the top 25 career wise. I don't know if that included Serena or not. Maybe not dominated but if Serena were gone I certainly believe Masha would have good number more...
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    Connors' wins over Rosewall in 1974

    I have heard that so many players were disgusted with Jimmy's behavior that after he beat Rosewall twice in '74 a number of Australian players told Arthur Ashe before the '75 Wimbledon final what to do to beat Jimmy. I understand Connors was very unpopular with his peers on tour in those days...
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    Serena vs Graf- both at 22

    I don't think any player puts "fear" into Williams. Kvitova, MaSha and Vika are all excellent tennis players who would be sharing most of the GS titles in another era. Serena is simply an all time great like Martina, Chris, Steffi, Court, Wills, Connolly, and Seles. She is a level above all...
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    Djokovic vs Lendl

    Novak is not disliked. He has matured and is a great ambassador to have in our sport.
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    Serena vs Graf- both at 22

    LOL. No kidding. Graf was too fast and strong. Just like Serena is today. BtW why are we hearing Courts 24 slams being mentioned now. Steffi's 22 was the gold standard. Now out of the blue the media is talking about Courts 24?
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    Any idea why women rarely hit the slice backhand?

    Billy Jean Kings sliced all the time, M Court always sliced.
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    Serena vs Graf- both at 22

    Li Na easily hit a bigger forehand. So do many players now. Do you watch tennis now or just old Graf videos?
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    Any idea why women rarely hit the slice backhand?

    As opposed to the 70's when almost every single handed female tour player could ONLY hit a slice?
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