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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Some have noted that in several of my posts I may be angry, rude to some people. This is because these people have been disrespectful, insulting, etc ... in the first place. I am never disrespectful, rude to someone who is well mannered. Those NaTf, ARFED, Drob here and phoenix1983 earlier, have...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Here again you make a misinterpretation. I never said that we should ignore records in important events such as the Olympics, the Masters, the WCT Finals, the Davis Cup and even Masters 1000. I just made comparisons between pre-open era players and open era players about the majors. The modern...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    In 1974 I consider that the 4 greatest events were 1) Wimby, 2) USO then far behind 3) Roland Garros (with "only" 15 Top20 players : Newcombe, Laver, Connors, Rosewall, Okker missing) but it was a Slam event. At the 4th place I have no clear opinion. The GP Masters was open to everyone (as the...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    The initial Masters 1970 wasn't a competition between the best six players in the world : Kodes and Franulovic weren't in the Top6. They weren't even in the Top10. Look for instance at Kodes' record in 1970 which was absolutely poor : his only performance were his win over Franulovic at Roland...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    (6) 1964 U.S. Pro Semifinal. Sorry, but here I have to stop you. This match was fraught with significance. In his second season, Laver had caught up to Rosewall and appeared to be passing him. The U.S. Pro was a huge title. Rosewall had missed it for several years in order to spend longer time...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    And so what ? The Grand Slam Cup in 1990's offered much much more money than any other contemporary event and even more than modern events 30 years later. Should we consider for each year from 1990 to 1999, the Grand Slam Cup as one of the 4 majors, ejecting therefore a Slam tourney from the...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    So once again this is you who are wrong and not me : your stats are erroneous not mine. Considering MSG 1968 or the TCC matches as among the 4 more important events of the years 1968 and 1970 is a pure nonsense. You wander Sir. You are definitely WRONG : 10-6 is surely better than your 13-16...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    I would like to know how you can conclude such a statement. I can't understand what you took from my arguments to state that. Did I write that if a player is unbeaten he can't never be defeated again ? Frankly I am puzzled by your claim. Please next time select precisely what I wrote to make...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Hello, I have absolutely no respect for the weeks spent as n°1. The ATP should never have labelled its rankings in the course of the year as official rankings. The only world rankings that should count are the rankings that sanction the results of a whole year. Players such as Kafelnikov, Rios...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    It is not evident at all that Vines and Perry were better than Nüsslein (though I admire Vines who was so talented in so many different sports, not only tennis and golf) in 1937 and 1938. Far from that. The German didn't meet them in 1936-37-38 but in 1939 he met Vines twice (Wembley and...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Because the draw was clearly stronger. At the 1963 US Pro, Gonzales was present but he was the shadow of himself : he played and lost his only match of the year. He was completely rusty that year and possibly outside the ... World Top30 (pros & amateurs). Exactly the same observation for Segura...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Thanks I don't have the courage to search in my World Tennis collection but this is in the summer of 1964 (so about one year and a half later) that Hoad claimed in an interview with World Tennis that Rosewall was so confident to beat rookie Laver in January 1963 that he didn't want to shorten...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    When I see your different posts related to me I don't think your statement here is honest. All your negative reviews let me think otherwise. I stated earlier that "Federer is superior to Nadal ... on true fast (indoor) courts". I recognize I haven't been precise enough. I should have written...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Now I reply to your two arguments about the GOAT debate. I disagree with you on both points a) Of course there can be only one GOAT, the #1. But I disagree with you : there can also be a GOAT list with a #1, a #2, a #3, etc with eventually tied players. In my opinion Sampras is in a GOAT list...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Before answering you about your both points, I will say that the US Open is possibly not the second most important event of our time. Roland Garros is at least as important as the US Open. I do not say that because I am French but I base my statement on the opinion of the players themselves...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    I guess this comment is about my quotes. So I repeat what I wrote in earlier new posts. I just said that I thought (and possibly still think) that on a given match, peak (=the very very best) Nadal was better than peak (=the very very best) Federer at least until 2016 included, on clay, slow...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Thank you very much for your above and earlier compliments. I know you're right but I have not the wisdom to follow your advice. About my "writing skills" I am very surprised by your nice comment. I will undeceive you. I do not master English at all and just know a few words. I use "Google...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Decidedly you are very mean. You dare judge my feud with phoenix while apparently you do not know anything about what happened between him and I in 2013. He had very poor arguments and never acknowledged that he was wrong and in 2017 I proved it but he didn't change his mind at all. And you, you...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Sure you can not be convinced by strong and clearly demonstrated arguments. You just deny truth !
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Hey guy ARFED. Be sure I do not take your tennis opinions seriously. But I take your bad behaviour seriously. You have no legitimacy to criticize anyone. See my previous answer (and following ones) to you. You are one of the crappiest guys I have met on this site.
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Thank you very much Bobby. Compared to you or krosero, I am lucky because phoenix can't reveal my true name since I already use my true full name on this forum. Just an info for phoenix, 3 years after this post, Mr. Kenneth Robert Rosewall is still alive. Thanks for him ! Thank you very...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Yes Nadal has won most of his titles on clay but however it is a great feat to have won so much on a given surface : 13 Roland Garros in 16 editions is possibly the greatest tennis feat ever. Federer has never done as well on any surface. Yes my reasoning was about peak matches and before 2017...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    I don't think I have erred about Nadal. I agree that I have been a little the devil's advocate. However there is no proof at all that Federer's very highest peak has been superior to Nadal's on outdoor hardcourts even on fast ones at least until 2016. That Federer has been more consistent than...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Saying that "Federer would **** his pants playing Borg is nonsense ? Really ? Have you ever watched Borg live ? When Borg played some of his best matches ever, he was mentally stronger than anyone else I have seen since even probably Nadal. His surname Ice Borg wasn't usurped on a court even...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    ... Not only that. ... Have I ever told something negative about you ? Never. So what gives you the right to make such a bad comment about me ? Nothing. You wrote just one post directly to me but after you didn't even have the courtesy to "talk" directly to me but just gossiped with others as...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    I, a massive Nadal fan ? You are almost insulting me. I have always hated Nadal's game as I have always hated baseliners using heavy topspin shots. So I have never liked Vilas's, Borg's, Wilander's, Bruguera's, Costa's, Muster's, Nadal's game. One of the most tasteless matches I have ever...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    You, not only you are not a serious poster but you are NOTHING and I will prove it, post after post of yours : First, this post. How can you be so disrespectful ? How can you dare attack me in such a way whereas we didn't have any contact before this ? You, you are just as so many posters...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    Do not agree. You don't give any valuable argument to contradict my opinion. Wasn't Nadal injured in 2009 ? If it hadn't been the case, do you really think that Federer would have recovered his first place that year ? At the time neither Djokovic nor Murray were able to really trouble the...
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    Roger : best ever, The four of us? That’s a really difficult call.

    I haven't read the general section stuff you are talking about so I can't have any opinion and make comparisons with what I wrote. Right except a slight precision which can make a little divergence : I wouldn't say Time at #1 but Years at #1 (for instance Djokovic has been ATP #1 most of 2016...
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