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    Why not add more round robins to the tour?

    Doesn’t really work over a week’s period if you have more than 8 players in the draw.
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    Thank God the exciting tennis is back! Medvedev wins game in 29 seconds

    4 strokes in 4 points! Wow so exciting!
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    Why does Nadal struggle so much with journeymen on grass?

    Pretty simple really, grass is the lowest bouncing surface and thus his top spin FH is at its least effective, making it easier hit through Nadal and boss him around the court. Also later in his career grass started to be really hard on his knees.
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    Boris Becker: We should question the quality and attitude everybody under 28

    Advances in conditioning and sports medicine have allowed the old guard to hang on because they are as fit as the younger guys are but much more experienced. It's happening in every sport, not just tennis. Becker showing he has about 1.5 brain cells as per usual.
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    Federer skipped stuttgart

    Why would a 37 year old play a grand slam, a 250, and a 500 three weeks in a row?
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    What If Roger and Rafa End Their Careers with the Same Number of Slams?

    It's very easy to say Federer is the answer to this question. As of now he has the advantage in many categories, but let's unpack exactly what them finishing at the same # of slams would mean. It means that at some point in the next few years, Rafa has packed on achievements at a faster rate...
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    If peak Safin was on tour today

    I’ll bite. I think peak Safin would probably rank a solid #2 or #3 with this field. I don’t think he’d be consistent enough to take the number 1 spot from Novak but he’d be at the very least a co-favorite at the USO and AO, and a huge threat at the Masters and RG/Wimby.
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    A Sad Realization for a Thiem Fan

    He had never taken a set off Novak on clay. And then he straight setted him at RG.
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    Renowed Handicapper Not Picking Odds-on Favorite Rafael Nadal

    The thing is even Rafa at 60-70% is enough to dominate the rest of the field unless someone pulls out an extremely inspired performance. It’s hard to imagine someone besides Djokovic doing that over 5 sets. I see this as a Nadal vs Djokovic tournament with Thiem as a distant third. I’m still...
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    Berdych is so underrated

    Berd’s most admirable quality IMO is his consistency. I would say he is THE most consistent top player of this generation outside the big 4 and maybe Ferrer. The amount of slam QFs he made is extremely impressive. His “peak form” made less appearances than the likes of Wawrinka or Cilic, but...
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    5'7" Diego Schwartzman reached ATP #11

    Diego is the extreme exception, not the rule. The dude is jaw-droppingly talented. His return stats constantly rival Nadal and Djokovic’s. However, having stats like that is really the only way someone that short could get to the top. His serve is just too vulnerable. It’s not even a bad shot...
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    Pro players with the best Twitter accounts.

    Tsitsipas is fun, you never know what cringey statement he’s going to post next.
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    RG draw - present your fav's worst scenario

    For Nadal: R1: Cuevas R2: Klizan R3: Schwartzmen R4: Fognini QF: Tsitsipas SF: Thiem F: Djokovic For Federer: R1: Tsonga R2: Hurkackz R3: Wawrinka R4: Monfils QF: Nishikori SF: Djokovic F: Nadal
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    Prediction :- Alexander Zverev will beat Rafael Nadal at 2019 Roland Garros

    Better prediction: Zverev loses R2 in 4 sets to someone ranked between 40 and 60.
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    Tsitsipas vs Shapovalov

    Shapo just hits way too many errors on average to put together good tournament runs. He’s turning out to be a Tsonga-like player: great fun to watch but too inconsistent to threaten the big tournaments more than a few times a year.
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    What happened with Wawrinka?

    Goffin's a quality player and a great returner when he's on. Scoreline makes sense to me.
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    Who has the best shot to beat Djokovic at Roland Garros?

    Lol talk about a reactionary post. Djokovic has a total of two good wins now in the past few months. Let’s see if he can keep it up.
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    Nadal only loses on clay, he does not get beat

    If anyone has the right to say this about their matches, it’s Nadal on clay. I can’t think of a single player in history that could beat Nadal on clay when he is playing his best.
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    Raonic vs Dimitrov

    Raonic is the better player but Dimitrov has had the better career simply because he peaked at a much better time.
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    The ATP schedule discussion 2021-onwards

    Queens doesn’t have the venue space to accommodate a 1000. If grass is to get an M1000 it would be at Halle or a new venue.
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    Is Nadal's clay dominance is over ?

    Nadal isn’t playing great but neither are the other RG favorites. It will be a matter of who can pull it together before the slam, and I’d put money on Rafa being able to do so more than the others.
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    Rank top 5 French Open Contenders

    Way too early to tell. We’ve literally only had one week of clay tennis. At this point I’m sticking with who has proved themselves able to go deep in previous years. 1. Nadal 2. Djokovic 3. Federer 4. Thiem 5. Zverev Fognini had a nice week but he is one of the absolute last people I would...
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    How bad is Lajovic vs. Fognini Masters Final?

    Fognini is easily a top 10 player on clay (on some days). Lajovic is more of an outlier, but we’ve seen worse in an M1000 final.
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    What was the best tennis season?

    2011 is a very underrated season. It was the first time someone not only threatened but bashed a huge hole in Fedal’s dominance. Not only that but all of the big 4 played a very high level that year. There were so many great encounters, from Fed stopping Djokovic’s 40+ match win streak at RG, to...
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    Current day 30-35yo ATP pros who peaked early?

    Gilles Simon is another pick, he gave peak Federer tons of trouble and was ranked as high as 6. He’s floated in the 20-40 range almost ever since. Verdasco wasn’t super young at his peak, but he was on the younger side and has not realy touched that top level since he left the top 10.
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    Who did Rafa hurt more at the FO..... Fed or Novak?

    Fed definitely. Whereas Novak’s matches with Nadal at RG seemed to motivate him to find new heights in his game (and let’s not forget he even beat Nadal there), Fed’s encounters with Rafa at RG probably worked in the opposite direction and hit his confidence a bit. From receiving complete...
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    Uh-Oh, Medvedev Trash-Talking Novak

    While what Med is saying is true, Djokovic is still the best player in the world right now.
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    Who is greater: Federer or Wawrinka?

    Wawrinka easily. He owns Djokovic on clay and hard, and Djokovic has a positive h2h against Fed. Therefore Stan owns Fed as well, even on grass.
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    Who is greater: Djokovic or Murray?

    Murray and it’s not even close