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    20-20-20 would have easily been 15-15-15 or even lesser with faster courts

    we saw what happened when us open was sped up slightly........it took novak 17 hrs of court time just to get to the final and he was thwarted in the final when his opponent utilized court speed to his advantage.......i always felt dogopolov, janowicz and the likes got robbed by the slowness of...
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    could it be the curse of karen?

    cursed at us open forever since 2020?
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    thank you matteo for all the berrettini opens

    it is clear as water that he will no longer be a contender at any slam even without djokovic........time to retire gracefully for the walmart delpo........there will never come another opportunity to win a slam after all those he's had this year........with a backhand like vanilla wafer and...
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    thank you novak djokovic, it has been a wonderful run this year

    matteo berrettini is going to halt djokovic's train in new york under the lights in an epic battle.......i think the italian is finally ready to topple the current king of tennis.......time has come to stand up and display the power and exuberance of youth, time to remind the world that nobody...
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    Will Federer sit through and watch Nadal or Djokovic surpass his record of 20, like Sampras in 2009?

    pete had the class to do it when fed surpassed him in 2009 wimbledon for his 15th slam.........can fed do the same if nadal or djokovic is about to surpass his tally of slams? pour in your thoughts........can he sit through a long final and appreciate the winner at the end of it? would he take...
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    message to uncle toni: carlos moya is a complete failure, please comeback and save your nephew

    i never liked him in that box, he is quiet and shy to express........totally unlike uncle toni........he has failed on all accounts to motivate and inspire rafa to not let the foot off the pedal off clay on fedovic post 2014........ it all started at aus open 2017 when he played like a chicken...
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    Two moments 11 years apart - I almost resigned on BOTG and wanted to quit following tennis

    this could come off as a confession to some but it is real.........i was about to resign from following the sport knowing that there is no player better to have graced this world in the last twenty years and that i have seen it all.........thankfully that did not happen and i am still following...
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    Flop-gen: 3 flaws in each of their game

    pitsipas 1. service motion is flawed, no body-weight behind the swing, it's just the arms and a big swing 2. forehand lacking punch 3. backhand cannot fire down the line mugvedev 1. terrible forehand, seems like he cannot generate power when he needs it, jumps like a girl and throws his...
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    Djoker's slam race could come to an end if he loses the final

    i think this is the most crucial final he is going to play and he will be under the pump mentally.........wimbledon 2019 kind of kept him in the slam race really.........he is currently at 17 slams with a 3 slam gap with the other two.........i feel it is a huge gap to cover with the new gen...
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    Sampras & Agassi: H2H with attacking players reveals Sampras probably has the most complete game in history

    found this nice piece of information from a youtube comment.......a member drew a comparison between sampras and agassi against the rest and the obvious sampras-agassi head 2 head........seriously you don't own the field like this which has all gamestyles unless you yourself had the greatest all...
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    Australian Open 2021 - Norman Brookes challenge cup - Early discussions

    vote and discuss who is going to be the aus open mens singles title winner next year........share your early thoughts and slam favourites........i can't wait for the tournament to get started........this poll will be closed on the morning of the start of the tournament........you cannot change...
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    Rafael Nadal: Mother of all quests - 25 Slams and 100 titles

    this is it folks, this is the new target for rafael nadal set by start da game on a bright monday morning shortly after his 20th slam........history means very little to nadal, the focus is always on "what next"........that is the way he was nurtured and carved by uncle toni........can he...
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    dominic thiem - clay legend in the making, will win roland garros 2021

    just for the record, this thread has been created shortly after thiem lost his roland garros quarterfinal to diego schwartzman (aka shorty)........thiem's time at garros will surely come, he is too good to not win at roland garros........he has the game, the fitness and with certain small...
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    RBA 2 -1 Djokovic in 2019 - a story to remember

    2019 Wimbledon Great Britain Outdoor Grass SF Novak Djokovic 62 46 63 62 2019 ATP Masters 1000 Miami FL, U.S.A. Outdoor Hard R16 Roberto Bautista Agut 16 75 63 2019 Doha Qatar Outdoor Hard SF Roberto Bautista Agut 36 766 64 what a story.......can it get better in 2020? they played in...
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    Thiago Seyboth Wild

    saw a video recently of this 20 year old from brazil, i am impressed with his game.........his forehand packs a punch........unlike most of the next genners, his forehand is stronger than his backhand........currently he is at 113 on the singles ranking with an atp 250 title to his name which he...
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    Set your RG 2020 expectations for zverev-meddy-tsitsi-berrettini

    what are your expectations of these players at the clay slam? i have a sneaky feeling that tsitsipas and berrettini will do well in this tournament.........you can never tell about zverev and i have least expectations from meddy the lover of best of 3 format........
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    Rafa or Fed, who is greater at the US Open?

    i don't want to give any introduction to this thread, we all know how many times they participated in the slam, who they beat and how many titles they won........let us settle this once and for all........who edges out who in this race at the us open and historically who is greater at this fast...
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    USO 2020 will be remembered for positive things, contrary to prevailing negative opinions

    to come out and play tennis again is alone is a huge thing at the moment........whoever holds the title coming sunday will have deserved it as much as anyone in the past.......there is too much talk about djoko disq'n and absence of the other two........well all of them were there last year...
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    Chris Evert saving match points Djokovic-style with a wooden racquet on her US Open debut

    watch at 1:55, how identical with the djoko forehand against fed in the 2011 semis........she saved 3 match points in a row.......just wanted to troll ultronians with this thread........
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    Thiem's fist-pump could hurt his right thumb

    does anyone else feel uncomfortable watching his fist pumps or is it just me? whenever i see him pumping his fist, it almost looks like he is breaking his right thumb........someone in his camp should caution him about it to not overdo it in the heat of the moment.........
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    The guy who imitates tennis players

    the name is e loney.........to all those who haven't seen this already, this guy imitates quite good........particularly rafa, murray, thiem and novak........
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    Murray - Djokovic RG 2016 Final: Murray's greatest chance at the clay slam, why is it overlooked?

    just ask fed how difficult it is to win ONE roland garros........often we hear tones about that final as if murray was there just to lose that match and complete djokovic's career slam........does anyone remember that he took the all important first set? and then went onto lose the next...
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    ITHF - such a fraud

    i have problems with international tennis hall of fame........what is the purpose of its existence? is there a criterion as to who is inducted into the hall of fame? i have issues with some nobody american player sitting beside sampras and laver in the same row in the tennis hall of...
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    Roland Garros 2011 served as a vital ingredient in tilting Nadal-Djokovic rivalry heavily in favour of Djoko in the following years

    what if djoko had met rafa in that final? on the back of the confidence of beating him in 4 finals already that year in masters events........do you think he would have defeated rafa? having watched rafa for so long, i don't think so........rafa was in his prime and would have still found a...
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    A complete nobody twice reaching the QF of Wimbledon

    alexander popp reached the quarters of wimbledon in 2000 and 2003......i remember watching his quarterfinal against philippousis in 03, he was so close to winning......he was blazing guns and leading 2-0 sets and there was a rain delay breaking his momentum, philippousis went on to win the...
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    Federer - only player to lose three or more slam finals on clay, grass and hardcourts

    federer the only one to do so, quite astonishing and not sure anyone even noticed this........behind him is lendl who lost two or more finals........fed completed this feat in 2015 when he lost his second us open final to djoko.........i don't think there is anyone else apart from these two with...
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    Physical comparison across eras will end half the ongoing debates

    lately there have been many assumptions in several threads as to how players from the past would blast the current players off the court if they are given the modern equipment........well lets see how that fares........ we have borg, laver, kuerten and ferrero for this discussion today against...
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    Nadal - only player to have more than one slam on clay, grass and hardcourt in the last 33 years

    clay - 12 grass - 2 hardcourt - 5 i think this feat is unlikely to be achieved by the other two and will remain untouched for some time.........not too sure anyone from the future gen has the game to do it........
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    Post Corona phase - Big 3 will never be the same

    that is a long vacation and at the age of mid-late 30s, it will be difficult for big-3 to exhibit the same level of tennis........biggest loser would be obviously djoko who was really on a roll.......i think that slight drop of level in their careers post this mess will be enough for new...
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