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    Brad Gilbert's top 10 Men of the "Open Era"

    I think there is slight bias there towards Agassi. I also have a problem trying to rate Laver based only on open era results. They are obviously impressive, but not stacking his whole career up against the others doesn't really make sense.
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    Federer : Murray Takes it Personally

    Well, where do I start on that drivel. Murray was NOT at the level he was in 2012/2013 back in 2008 and 2010. I didn't mention Wimbledon 2015 (or 2012 for that matter) because Federer was class and beat a Murray who was playing well. There was no need to qualify them. How can a statement...
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    Federer : Murray Takes it Personally

    Don't be so bloody ignorant. The 5-1 record includes matches in 2008 and 2010, where Federer was 27/28, and Murray hadn't reached his top level yet. The Australian Open in 2014 was also just after Murray came back from back surgery. Federer is now 35 years old whilst Murray is the world...
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    Is 52 weeks at #1 more valuable than a slam?

    2 years at number one. Whilst slams are the highest value of tournaments to win, to say they are the only thing makes a mockery of the rest of the tour. This being the only criteria is a modern development. To be the best, you want to win everything. McEnroe only won 2 slams in 1984, but...
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    Federer : Murray Takes it Personally

    Who acts like he has 10 GS titles behind him? And he still could have a Becker/Edberg like career. He's the current world number one, so surely it wouldn't come as a shock for him to win another couple of slams. If he did that this year, he would have had a Becker/Edberg like career given all...
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    Predict howmany Grandslams each of the current top 10 will finish with within their..

    Murray 5 Djokovic 15 Wawrinka 4 Raonic 1 Nishikori 0 Nadal 15 Cilic 1 Thiem 0 Monfils 0 Federer 18 (surely he can't do it again?)
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    I think under the circumstances of being 35 and out for 6 months prior, then yes. Similar to the man himself, I had him out in the quarters. Full credit. Great performance by both him and Nadal to get there.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    I think under the circumstances of being 35 and out for 6 months prior, then yes. Similar to the man himself, I had him out in the quarters. Full credit. Great performance by both him and Nadal to get there.
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    Would fedr Have Beaten mury In Melbourne???

    I guess I left that opening for you.
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    Would fedr Have Beaten mury In Melbourne???

    Depends on which version of Murray showed up. At the very least, he would have made it far more difficult for Federer and may have cost him the next match if not winning himself.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Egg on my face. Never thought Federer could do it. Well played.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Venus V Serena in Women's final. If the men's ends up being Federer-Nadal, it's going to feel like some kind of time warp.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Zverev 2 set to 1 up on Nadal. A few tight matches here.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Cheers. Seems like the man had played himself into form over his matches. Next couple of rounds now look really interesting.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Is Federer playing as well as he appears to be following the score? Looks like a demolition job.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    He did go over his ankle yesterday. Not sure if it will be an issue, but Murray may have to be careful. Agree Federer's draw is tough, especially giving age and lack of top level match practise. Serve will have to be at its best.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Like, admire and complete respect on and off the court. I just happen to be an Andy Murray fan, so I'm torn between wanting to see him beat Djoko in the final (which would help if Novak has a few long matches), and him going out early to keep Andy number one for longer.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Very nearly thought an upset was on the cards had Istomin converted any of those break points. Will likely prove costly.
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    2017 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion Thread

    Pretty accurate for the top players today. Wawrinka, Cilic and Nishikori went the distance whilst Murray and Federer struggled/is struggling.
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    Top Ten Rivalries of the Open Era

    The Djokovic-Murray rivalry is no more one sided than Becker-Edberg or Nadal-Federer.
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    Who was your 2016 #1: Murray or Djokovic?

    I'm a Murray fan, but would have to agree with you there.
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    Who was your 2016 #1: Murray or Djokovic?

    Murray, though was a shoot out for it at the end. Had Djokovic won, he'd have deserved number 1. As it was, Murray deserved it. Was close though all things considered. Remember, Murray didn't receive any additional ranking points for winning the Olympics, which is a big tournament in this...
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    Did Murray's defeat shock you ?

    Yeah, probably wrong choice of words. Just meant that at the precise moment where you need to take advantage and pull away, making things that much harder on your opponent, he hasn't done it.
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    Did Murray's defeat shock you ?

    Don't think it shocking in the slightest. A tightly contested match between the top 2 players in the world. As far as having bearing on Aussie Open, I think it would have had more had Djokovic closed it out in the 2nd set. Then it's an easy victory with nothing to fear. I would consider...
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    2017 Qatar Final Murray v Djokovic

    I agree. I think Murray needs to keep the momentum going to have the confidence to challenge Djokovic at the Australian open. I think if Djokovic wins he becomes the clear favourite once again.
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    2017 Qatar Open Doha - ATP 250

    Agreed, he's playing great.
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    Masters 1000 vs Grand Slams

    Don't think anyone is questioning what is most important, just that masters are relevant, shown by the number of masters in which the top players compete.
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