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    Please Take A Guess And Vote On Which Legends Are Part Of This Exceptionally Exclusive Club

    Unless I fudged my math, Fed did this from 2003-2008. 77% against top 10, 71% against top 5.
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    Who has switched fanbase ?

    I don't know if I've ever had any sudden "jump ship" moment, but affinities definitely wax and wane. For example, when I was first getting into a tennis I was greatly enamored with Gasquet, being a one-hander myself. I mean, he was never my absolute favorite, but he was fairly high on the list...
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    How many slams for Sinner in next 3 years ?

    He's done better than Med and Carlos over the last year, for sure. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he ends up being the most successful hard courter out of the three. But by head and shoulders I guess I meant something like, I don't know, Novak being 6-1 against Murray at hard court slams. A...
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    How many slams for Sinner in next 3 years ?

    I’ll guess 3-4 (2-3 more). Could be higher but we’ll see. I don’t think he’s head and shoulders above Novak, Medvedev, or Carlos even on hard courts, and we’ve yet to see how he translates his recent level-up to clay and grass. I think we’re gonna enter a period of relative parity, without any...
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    10-match Australian Open series, 2020 Dominic Thiem vs. 2024 Jannik Sinner

    Honestly don't know who wins but I want to see it. Feel like Sinner has certain match-up advantages – primarily the superior return of serve. He was holding like clockwork all tournament (until the first two sets of the final). Brilliant +1 hitting (and with Thiem's blocked/chipped returns...
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    Carl Weathers has passed away

    I was just reading an article about how Carl's AD character was all his idea. Mitch Hurwitz (AD creator) wanted to do some kind of homoerotic Rocky parody involving him and Tobias (David Cross). Called Carl up to ask him to be in the show and he said, "Sure, as long as it's not another stupid...
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    Out of these 3 legendary players who would give the Big 3 member the most trouble at their pet schlem?

    I'd go with PETE at Wimby as well for a few reasons: 1. Federer was simply not quite as dominant as Nadal and Djokovic at his pet slam, losing multiple finals to other greats. 2. Sampras has more elite runs at Wimbledon than the other two oldies do at their slams. Seven winning runs plus...
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    Sinner fans

    I like Sinner, more snd more as time goes on, but won’t vote in this poll because of that other obnoxious thread from @NeutralFan ;)
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    Carlos Alcaraz News

    There's always the risk of overplaying, but I think he could use the confidence boost of playing a couple smaller tournaments on clay. He's been getting hammered by the top guys on hard courts for half a year now. Needs to build some momentum in more favorable conditions.
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    What Is Going Wrong For Novak Djokovic?- from Jeff Sackmann

    True, but I think the specific trend of being outrallied in longer points is quite a bit more pronounced today than it was three years ago. Case in point: Novak handily beat Med with his normal baseline game in the 2021 Aussie final but at the US Open last year he had to start dive-bombing the...
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    What Is Going Wrong For Novak Djokovic?- from Jeff Sackmann

    Anyone saying "it's just one match" didn't read the OP or the article he linked to. Another choice nugget: "The two marathon break points that Fritz saved were not exceptions. 64 of the 269 points in the quarter-final reached a seventh shot, and the American won more than half of them."...
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    What does Carlos need to improve to get back on top?

    I'm sure there are technical adjustments he could make, especially to the forehand, but without opening that can of worms, I'll agree with the consensus that he just needs to play with a bit more patience and tactical intent. He needs to build points more methodically sometimes, and even...
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    Is there a present-day player who will win Ten Majors? If so, whom?

    To be fair, Lendl started winning slams fairly late and his shoulder was cooked in his early 30s. If S & A got started earlier and can last longer, then they don't even necessarily have to be as good, relative to their era, as Lendl was to win a similar amount of slams or even more.
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    Who will win more slams, Jannik Sinner or Carlos Alcaraz?

    I’ll guess Alcaraz since he has like a three-year head start on the slam race between these two. Will be a fun one to follow.
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    Tennis is at its peak

    Ooh I see. Definitely misread “matches” as ”match.” That take makes a bit more sense then, but on the whole I’m loving where tennis is at at the moment.
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    Fewest number of times being broken in hard court major-winning title runs

    Nadal having the top two entries on this list has to be one of his most surprising records lol. Look at the guys he beat out!
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    The current Top10

    Only 1,500 points separating the top 4. When was the last time things were that close?
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    Will Jannik Sinner win slam title #2 this year?

    Wimbledon would seem to be more open. Not sure who‘s a true threat for the title outside of Alcaraz and Djokovic, and yeah, would be a huge effort from Carlos to defend the title there. Sinner’s last two campaigns only ended at the hands of Djokovic. I could see that happening again, to be...
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    Will Jannik Sinner win slam title #2 this year?

    I feel like I want to hold off and see how he responds to this one. Some guys take a bit to find that focus again – although Jannik seems all business so I wouldn’t expect any big walkabout. Who was the last non-Big 3 player to have a multi-slam season? Agassi in 99? It’s not easy, and with...
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    Tennis is at its peak

    How? Med was standing on the baseline blasting returns and groundies early on, then later played a more conservative counterpunching game. He was racing to net at times. Sinner varied his return position and tactics, leaned on the drop shot at times. There were lots of fast one-two punch rallies...
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    Will Medvedev win another slam?

    I bet he’ll nab another at some point. His serve has actually been a bit off over the last year and he’s still making hard court slam finals on the reg. I don’t think he’s played quite his best at the last two, not consistently throughout the fortnight, and yet still came close to winning. Think...
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    The signs were there, I thought, at the end of the second. Med looked like he was juuuust beginning to tire, and I didn’t figure he’d be able to sustain that high-risk tennis on weary legs. Of course, one well-timed ten-minute push could have seen him over the finish line, but he couldn’t quite...
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    He does it! With another brutal forehand winner. Phenomenal stuff. And phenomenal effort from Medvedev. He came out of the gates firing but sadly lost this match well before he stepped on court today. Just wasted way too much time on getting to the final but he’ll be back.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Time to step into the limelight, Jannik.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Well surely that’s it. I don’t think Medvedev has enough in the tank to break back. Unless Sinner just really chokes.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Yeah if he can just keep holding serve, anything can happen. We almost saw a glimpse of it in set 4 with that 0-30 game on Sinner’s serve.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Fedvedev at net today, geez.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Still serving great. Definitely not out of this match.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Ridiculous rally. Sinner didn’t crack.
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    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    Everything seems stacked against Medvedev here… but what if he pulls it off? That would be one of the craziest slam wins ever.