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    Slam count less the ....

    Inspired by other highly intellectual threads I thought it was worth a minute to put something into perspective. Take away the French Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the USO and here's what we have: Federer - 0 Slams Djokovic - 0 Slams Nadal - 0 Slams :unsure: Discuss.
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    Shanghai 2019 QF (4) Thiem vs (11) Berrettini

    Get ready for another Dominator's masterpiece! Asia-minic has already improved from 3-11 to 10-11 and is on a 7 match winning streak. Does Matteo have what it takes to stop Thiem tonight?
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    When next American slam mens singles champion?

    It's been 14 years since last American Andy Roddick became mens singles slam champion - US Open 2003. Ever since the situation has been worse and worse - last Wimbledon's Sam Querrey's SF run was rather an exception (he's almost 30) than the presage of the resurrection. When do you think US...
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    At which French Open final was Federer the closest to beating Nadal?

    2006 - was their first FO final meeting, had great start in the 1st set (6:1), was a tie-break away from taking Nadal to the fifth, lost in 4 2007 - was coming off a fresh win vs Nadal on clay in Hamburg, had hundreds of wasted BPs basically in every set, lost in 4 2011 - was playing a subpar...
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    The advantage of serving first in the 5th set - a myth or a fact?

    I often hear from fans, journalists, pundits that a player serving first in the deciding set (especially in BO5, 5th set that is) has a huge (mental?) advantage. I wonder if anyone actually has any statistics supporting this theory. I mean for example: % of matches won by players serving...
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    First time in the Open Era - 3 FO SF-sts without a single set lost

    It's the first time in the Open Era that three French Open semi-finalists got there without losing a single set. What does it tell about the tournament and those players? Their very high level? Low level of competition? Any other conclusions?
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    Federer's new BH vs Djokovic

    We all know Federer's new/ improved BH was one of the key elements which helped him to solve the Nadal puzzle and score three big wins against his nemesis this year. My question is: how will Fed's new BH change Fed's match-up and results vs his second biggest rival Djokovic that is? Will it...
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    Who will benefit most from today's Djokodal clash?

    As in the thread title - what do you think, guys? Me thinks there must be some winners and losers not just today but in the longer perspective.
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    Question to Federer fans

    When Roger retires... who will you root for the most and why? Please indicate just ONE player.
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    Question to Nadal fans

    Out of these two defeats which one was more painful to you and why: 1. Australian Open 2012 final (Nadal was up 4-2 in the fifth) 2. Australian Open 2017 final (Nadal was up 3-1 in the fifth) I think they are quite similar because in both cases Rafael very pretty close to the finish line but...
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    Dominic Thiem – future multiply grand slam champion

    I am new on this forum but I’ve been following tennis since late eighties. As an introduction a couple of words about myself: In the past years I was a big fan of Sampras, Edberg and to a lesser extent Becker. Nowadays I am a big fan of Federer and other players especially Wawrinka, Thiem...