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  1. The Guru

    Bold, italicized, underlined prediction: Nadal will not win any more Slams

    I think Rafa's done too. Don't think I've ever said that before but I just don't see it. Of course RG is still possible but don't think he has it in him anymore physically.
  2. The Guru

    Greater YEC player: Djokovic vs Federer

    I mean the 4 years Djokovic was healthy for the indoor season during his peak he won 4 WTFs and 3 Paris masters. 34-2 against very good competition and avenged one of the two losses in the same tournament and he's the all time leader in titles at the two biggest indoor tournaments so yeah...
  3. The Guru

    Greater YEC player: Djokovic vs Federer

    Indoors is different than WTF and indoor hard is different than indoors. Kinda a BS statement because it's techinically defensible but what you are saying is very different than what most people will think you mean.
  4. The Guru

    Question for Some - (Open to All, of course)

    I do wonder why the people who whine so much about current tennis (mostly Fed fans but others too) keep watching. In almost every match thread you see them bemoaning how bad of a match is how unwatcheable it is etc ad nauseam. You listen to them talk about it there's maybe one or two matches...
  5. The Guru

    Better match RG 11 SF or RG 12 final?

    People get too caught up in the second set of that match. If the second set was deleted and it was just the other four sets there would literally be nothing bad to say about Novak's performance he was stellar outside of it and was the better player in the 1st even after being hampered by his...
  6. The Guru

    Looking for an Andy Murray meme

    lol the black mirror and you ones are hilarious
  7. The Guru

    There is only one guy that genuinely can trouble Novak on HC and he has reduced himself to a mental mess

    I mean yeah that was bad but it was one match and I think Med was already 0-2 at that point iirc. He was also super burnt out from such a successful run of form the past few months. Meddy was super clutch in Cinci especially in the Novak match and then he showed a ton of mental strength in his...
  8. The Guru

    USO 05 F vs USO 11 F vs USO 10 F

    Elaborate please. What do you mean? Like perhaps they would've shown a weakness in returning if they faced better serving? I find that unlikely for obvious reasons.
  9. The Guru

    6-0 6-0... Djokodal

    Is that a Barcelona inclusion lol? Has Djokovic even ever played Barcelona? Also Novak has two Monte Carlos. Would be 11-2 5-3 10-6 and 14-2 for the clay swing.
  10. The Guru

    Medvedev in danger of falling out of the top 10

    I'm sorry but you are absolutely out of your mind if you think Nadal's serve/return was better especially because his serve prime didn't overlap with his actual peak. Imagine 08 Nadal dropping 130 mph bombs regularly instead of spinning in 105 serves it'd be absolutely insane. Instead of a...
  11. The Guru

    Medvedev in danger of falling out of the top 10

    I said serve and return not 2nd serve and return. Med's serve return package is absolutely historically elite. Last 20 years how many are better? Djokovic and Federer for sure. I can see arguments for Murray Safin and Roddick and after that I don't think there's even a case for anyone else. Top...
  12. The Guru

    There is only one guy that genuinely can trouble Novak on HC and he has reduced himself to a mental mess

    It's weird because when Med first broke through he was clutch and I thought he was one of the smartest most mentally tough players on tour but this year he was a total disaster. The AO F combined with the pressures and expectations put on him after becoming a GS champion and world number 1 seem...
  13. The Guru

    Medvedev in danger of falling out of the top 10

    How many serves in the top 100 are better than Med's? 5? Less? How many returns in the top 100 are better? 5? Less? Dude has an elite serve return combo and that with elite movement for his size has made him into a hall of fame level player. If he also had a great forehand with good net play and...
  14. The Guru

    Rank hardest slams + YEC to win going forward

    How hard is to win isn't the same as how likely you are to win it. I agree with your takes here but I'm just saying that even though Novak winning the AO is more likely than him winning the USO it is still harder to do because the AO is just harder to win right now and has been harder to win...
  15. The Guru

    Rank hardest slams + YEC to win going forward

    Oh my bad. My ranking stays the same from Novak's perspective though anyway. AO is still harder to win he's just more up to the task there. If Novak brought his AO level to USO 19-21 he wins comfortably he just hasn't had good level there. In 19/21 he burned out and in 20 well... we know.
  16. The Guru

    Rank hardest slams + YEC to win going forward

    Wimbledon US Open Australian Open YEC RG The grass field is a joke Wimbledon is the easiest by far. US Open is easier than AO just because of where it is in the season. I think the field is stronger on slow hard rather than fast hard especially if Medvedev continues to struggle but everyone is...
  17. The Guru

    Name top 5 matches of the year

    My top 5: 1. Alcaraz-Sinner USO QF 2. Alcaraz-Djokovic Madrid SF 3. Nadal-Djokovic RG QF 4. Djokovic-Medvedev WTF RR 5. Alcaraz-Kecmanovic Miami QF HM: Djokovic-Rune Paris F Alcaraz-Zverev RG QF Djokovic-Kyrgios W F Rafa-Felix RG 4R
  18. The Guru

    2022 Talk Tennis at Tennis Warehouse Awards Programme™ (*Player*Nomination Edition) ++vote here++

    2022 Talk Tennis at Tennis Warehouse Awards Programme™ (Player Nomination Edition) Most Improved Player [ATP]: Carlos Alcaraz Most Disappointing Player [ATP]: Daniil Medvedev Favorite Player [ATP]: Novak Djokovic Tournament of the Year [ATP]: US Open Moment of the Year [ATP]: Alcaraz winning...
  19. The Guru

    Federer or Djokovic, who is the GOAT of YEC?

    Out of curiosity since the pandemic do you think there's been a better quality match than Thiemovic 20? Honestly might be the best of the last few years. I miss Thiem I really hope we see some sort of rejuvenation. Other contenders: Djokodal RG 21/22 Djokodal Rome 21 Medovic Paris 21 Djokorev...
  20. The Guru

    Federer or Djokovic, who is the GOAT of YEC?

    Djokovic had 1 loss on indoor hard from 2012 WTF to 2015 WTF which he avenged in the same event. How's that for a dominant 4 year stretch on indoor hard? 1 loss over 4 years. Sure Lendl faced tough competition but so did Novak. Novak faced all the best guys of the golden era and dispatched them...
  21. The Guru

    Earth's Citizens....!!!! And then there was one...

    Am I crazy to think Djokovic has an outside shot at Connors record too? Let's say Novak has 5 years left. Seems plausible he could go 6,5,4,3,1 titles for those years. Djokovic could hold pretty everything at the end. Or Alcaraz and Rune could ascend and deny him everywhere. We'll see I'm...
  22. The Guru

    Lets face it....Nadal and Djokovic 10 years younger would have devoured this tour

    Put Peakovic and Peakdal in any era and they're winning pretty much everything. Just what GOATs do ;)
  23. The Guru

    The roll of honor of the "real" ATP Finals champions

    I think undefeated definitely makes it more special. Wouldn't feel quite the same if Meddy had gotten the win.
  24. The Guru

    2022 ATP Finals F: [3] Casper Ruud vs Novak Djokovic [7]

    It's not like he was close to winning though he didn't take a set. Oldovic could've lost to primeovic in straights too. Fed has the more impressive YEC resume but I don't think that's a fair criticism.
  25. The Guru

    2022 ATP Finals F: [3] Casper Ruud vs Novak Djokovic [7]

    That's 4 undefeated crowns for Novak too. Is that the record or does Fed have more?
  26. The Guru

    2022 ATP Finals F: [3] Casper Ruud vs Novak Djokovic [7]

    Shaky last game but awesome performance overall today
  27. The Guru

    2022 ATP Finals F: [3] Casper Ruud vs Novak Djokovic [7]

    Awesome return game there. Bring it home Novak!
  28. The Guru

    2022 ATP Finals F: [3] Casper Ruud vs Novak Djokovic [7]

    Djokovic has been much much better today. The extra half day of rest was huge.
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