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  1. vex

    Peak Zverev is better than Peak Djokovic in every aspect

    in another thread a month ago I basically predicted that Djokovic has declined enough that he would struggle to find more slams so Zvev beating this version of Djoker is zero surprise to me. Thread is still an embarrassment tbh. Djokovic at Z’s age would bagel and breadstick Z.
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    how do i get comfortable with volley grip

    Reps, reps and more reps. Yes it should feel weird at first. Yes you will suck for a bit. 3000 reps later you’ll feel comfy as hell
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    If a pusher can hit an on-the-run passing shot off a high pace offensive ball you just ripped off thier weak push… well, they’re not really a pusher as much as they are a great player. In which case, not much you can do but accept that the guy is a better player.
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    If they tap the ball over the net and you aren’t putting it away you’ve been camping on the baseline perfecting only one shot and it’s not the shot you need to beat pushers. That comes off harsh but it’s true. Don’t just stand on the baseline expecting them to hit you a rally ball. Watch thier...
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    There is a SUPER SIMPLE answer here: If they’re pushing the ball skyward… why are you letting it hit the ground? Volleys and overheads counter the moonballer.
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    First off, huge laugh at that ^ one. Clearly you’re not fit to analyze anything. Second, link some of these interviews where pros are talking about how sharp his groundstrokes are. Aside from just watching the matches and seeing the obvious (that he is WAAAY off from his groundstroke prime)...
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    Rally with UTR 13 is insane

    100% this. This is why Djokovic is so successful
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    Bent or straight Arm Forehand

    This is me as well!
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    Bent or straight Arm Forehand

    It’s not “better” in any sense I can see, just harder to time.
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    If you can’t recognize what’s happened with his groundstrokes over the last 2 years - numerous other Djokovic fans have noted it as well - than you’re wearing the goggles
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    I’ll give u that Wimby he wasn’t on the ropes like AO/RG. But that match with Shapo could have gone very differently if Shapo had done a little better That 2015 W match was against peak Kevin Anderson servebotting out of his mind. I dunno that that one is comparable. Anderson was slamming the...
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    What i want for Rafa and Novak in 2022

    I’m getting killed in the other thread for saying pretty much the same thing
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    For me it’s really simple. Some of the tiny details Djokovic has lost have happened slowly and indicate to me they are unlikely to reverse. Nadal has lost speed in the same way and that’s not coming back. He’s also looked poor on endurance but he can fix that. He’s also shown an incredible level...
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    Ok. Counterpoint: I bet people would have reacted the same way after Wimby’2012 if you tried to tell them Fed was basically done winning slams (until Djokovic was injured). There have been numerous hints that Djokovic is on a razor thin cliff in terms of slam results. He won THREE this year but...
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    "I Do Hear Negative Media, But It Will Not Stop Me From Fighting For Justice And Truth" - The Heavyweight Champion

    Djokovic can be a decent guy off court - especially on certain causes. But his anti-vax, faux science garbage can take a hike. But regardless of his off-court stuff, the reason he’s famous and has a microphone is because he’s a top 2 all time great tennis talent. Period. He’s not fighting for...
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    The third set was a pure epic and went to a tiebreaker that Nadal could have won. Even if that didn’t affect the 4th it would have forced a 5th
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    You’re not even offering an argument I can respond to. Djokovic’s poor groundstrokes nearly had him bounced from every slam he won this year. If you knew tennis and you watched the matches you wouldn’t be citing Djokovic’s groundstrokes as the reason he won those slams. Which is a big deal...
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    None of the Big 3 will ever win another Slam.

    People who didn’t watch him narrowly escape defeat at every slam last year be like “He’s immortal, CYGS 2022”. Solid chance he wins more but anyone who doesn’t recognize the field breathing down his neck at this point hasn’t been watching.
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    Could a new US Mens ATG unite the big three fanbases?

    No. People would despise a new Big 3 level player fairly quickly as he starts dominating the tour. It would be all “weak era this…” and “peak hypothetical Federer/Nadal would have that….”
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    In a weird way, do you think Djokovic feels sorry how Nadal and Federer have ended up?

    We can’t have any civil discussions while you have that avatar! It overshadows any words!
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    I’m just not seeing it. Winning slams is hard and people are taking things way too for granted. Even being a favorite (and I agree he’s one of the top 3 favorites at the AO) the crowd at the top that are equal or near equal favorites has really grown. If he gets some easy draw where he only has...
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    Literally spent an entire paragraph explaining but Ok I guess you got me with “geesh”
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    I think this is Waaay underestimating Nadal unless he shows up at the AO and just looks like heMs ready for the glue factory
  24. vex

    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    Solid points. I would just say that Djoker’s groundstrokes have me very concerned about his ability to win neutral rallies against the Tsits/Med/Zvev crowd. I get what you’re saying about Nadal’s decline and I agree. I guess I just think Nadal is more likely to hit his peaks than Djokovic in...
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    Nadal’s groundstrokes have looked fine in comparison to Djokovic’s groundstroke decline. They’re way more up and down than Djoker’s but unlike Djoker he still has his top gear. Djokovic’s elite groundstrokes have vanished
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    I think Nadal wins the Slam Race at 22. Fed/Djoker end on 20.

    Unpopular prediction around here no doubt but I’m calling Nadal as the final slam champ ending on 22. “But Vex, Djokovic is coming off 27/28 slam matches won, you’re crazy that he won’t win another.” Maybe. Maybe not. To my eyes his groundstrokes have seriously declined since 2018/2019. His...
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    Sinners so surprisingly strange serve stats

    He’s a kid. He’ll develop his serve and he’ll be an ATG or he won’t and he won’t
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    Which are the lowest moment/point in careers of Big 3.

    He blew a direct chance to swing the slam race against Djokovic by TWO. One of, if not THE biggest moment in the slam race.
  29. vex

    Imagine Nadal didn't get injured in 2016

    Eh. His form in the final was phenomenal. You can go back and watch him just painting lines left and right. He was a monster that match. If anything, that final was a testament to his greatness
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