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  1. Mike Sams

    Will Djokovic catch Nadal in the Slam Race? Or will Nadal catch Federer?

    Djokovic needs 4 Slams to catch Nadal. Nadal needs 3 Slams to catch Federer. With the USO and AO coming up, things are getting really interesting...
  2. Mike Sams

    Where does Nadal/Del Potro Wimbledon 2018 rank in your list of great matches?

    Would you put it in the top 10 all time great matches? Maybe top 5?
  3. Mike Sams

    A big upset looming for Fedal in the first week?

    Jiri Vesely from the Czech Republic is a 24 year old 6'6" LEFTY with a booming serve and an ultra aggressive net game. After demolishing Diego Schwartzman today while charging the net 38 times, Vesely will be facing Fabio Fognini. A potential meeting with Nadal awaits in the 4th round if they...
  4. Mike Sams

    Roddick (2009 Wimbledon Final) vs Djokovic (2015 Wimbledon Final)

    Who do you think wins this if they were to play in a Wimbledon final. Both playing at their very best. I personally thought Roddick played an incredible match and probably should've beaten Federer that day if he hadn't flubbed easy shots in the 2nd set tiebreak. If Roddick brought that same form...
  5. Mike Sams

    Nadal (Wimbledon 2008) vs Djokovic (Wimbledon 2011)

    They played in the Wimbledon 2011 final although Nadal was mentally broken by that point from the multiple prior losses against Djokovic. What do you think happens here between Nadal at his best (from the 2008 Wimbledon final) vs Djokovic (from the 2011 Wimbledon final)? One more go on grass...
  6. Mike Sams

    Uncle Toni open to coaching Roger Federer if opportunity arises

    But says it must be under the condition that Toni will not be in Federer's box during his matches against Nadal. Very interesting I must say. Any thoughts? I wonder what Nadal thinks of this?
  7. Mike Sams

    Who is your favourite player out of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic?

    The board is populated around Federer/Nadal/Djokovic discussions when there's a slight inactive period. Most discussions revolve around who'd win at their peak, who achieved more, who is overrated, who benefited from a weak era, who has more fans, who is better looking, who has the hotter...
  8. Mike Sams

    Question regarding Federer/Djokovic at Rogers Cup this coming week

    The men will be playing Rogers Cup at Aviva Center at York University in Toronto. As Murray has opted to withdraw, Djokovic will be seeded #1 and Federer now at #2. The top players get an automatic bye into the 2nd round as we know. The 1st round matches will be played Monday July 25 and part...
  9. Mike Sams

    What did you think of Federer vs Nalbandian in Madrid and Paris 2007?

    While Federer's game is considered sublime, beautiful and artistic, there's something about boss-mode Nalbandian that makes him awesome to watch, especially when the backhand is clicking. His best performances being indoors in 2007. What did you think of the two matches Federer/Nalbandian played...
  10. Mike Sams

    Cilic vs Serena...who wins and what's the score?

    Could Serena stop the "Cilic-Force" from last week's US Open who blew through Federer and Nishikori? She is an 18 time Slam champ after all.
  11. Mike Sams

    How is Djokovic never getting tired despite playing the most matches on tour?

    :-? What's the secret to a player who had all sorts of stamina issues to suddenly being by far the fittest player on the tour? Even fitter than Nadal by the looks of it. Final after final after final in almost every single tournament he plays and still plays the last point of the match with as...
  12. Mike Sams

    Nadal's draw at RG would have been brutal at AO and USO

    I'm not the biggest Nadal supporter but even I can admit that Nadal's RG draw was only considered easy because it was clay which is unfair to Nadal. Put it into perspective and take notice of just how much difficulty Nadal has had at the AO and USO against Ferrer, Murray and Djokovic in the...
  13. Mike Sams

    Will the Djokovic/Nadal H2H reverse this year?

    22-19 right now. But this is their potential final meeting on clay if both make it to the final. If Djokovic beats Nadal in the final at RG, I see Djokovic beating him EVERYWHERE else as he will be completely and firmly in Nadal's head. And since the tour will then be heading to grass and then...
  14. Mike Sams

    Can Nadal beat Murrokovic back to back?

    The last time he did it was at the World Tour Finals in 2010 in the round robin/semifinals stage..only for Nadal to lose in the final to Federer. But I think since this is RG clay, it's Nadal's best chance. Although I think Nadal's legs are going to take quite a beating in the semis. A lot of...
  15. Mike Sams

    Ever notice that when players begin losing more regularly in the Masters...

    ...their die-hard fans begin claiming that "His focus is only on Slams now!" :lol: It happened with Federer as he began losing more regularly in Masters tournaments in 2007 onward, and it's now happening with Nadal too! :) Forget the fact that these guys made Masters finals. It's like their fans...
  16. Mike Sams

    Was Federer a transitional champion?

    Since Federer got most of his Slams after the retirement of Sampras and before Nadal and Djokovic reached their primes. What do you think?
  17. Mike Sams

    They're all targeting Nadal's backhand!

    That's the tactic that is becoming very evident with the field, based on Nadal's last few losses... Nadal's backhand goes deep crosscourt 99.9% of the time. Same ball every time.
  18. Mike Sams

    Is Nadal ready???

    On the 7th of March, Nadal's gravy train-ride runs out and will find himself back in the "hunted" position as he begins his defense of the hundreds of points he tallied up last year. It begins in Indian Wells. Luckily, there is a back up tournament with Miami that can allow him to add extra...
  19. Mike Sams

    To those who dislike Nadal...

    When Nadal was gone in much of 2012 and early 2013, the sport was boring as heck and nobody wanted to see non-charismatic pushers. The sport needs stars and athletes who can break records otherwise all we'll get is Murray and Djokovic in boring matches. Nadal adds a different dimension to the...
  20. Mike Sams

    Rafa many Grand Slam titles will Nadal win now?

    Now that Nadal has captured his 13th Slam and his confidence is at a high once again and he is injury free, 2014 could be big for him. But there are several things one must acknowledge first: 1) Nadal will not have the benefit of another 8 month vacation to rest his body fully which means he...
  21. Mike Sams

    Should Djokovic leave tennis for the next 4 months?

    Isn't it time he took a big break from the sport and recharged his batteries? He's going to lose his ranking anyway. Why kill his body anymore? Why not just take a long vacation? Shouldn't his team advise this as it's better for his upcoming season? He already has 2 WTF titles anyway.
  22. Mike Sams

    How many more peak years do you give Nadal, Djokovic and Murray?

    Nadal is 27, Djokovic and Murray are 26. Nadal is playing some of his best tennis after an 8 month hiatus and is ruling Roland Garros. Djokovic is doing well for himself having made 11-12 straight Slam semifinals and dominating the AO. Murray won 2 of the last 4 Slams. How many years more do...
  23. Mike Sams

    Nadal and Murray not played in 2 years?!?!

    Interesting! Will be great if they meet in Cincy. Nadal has never played the Grand Slam Champion version of Murray. Despite Murray's poor run in Montreal (probably still enjoying his Wimbledon tropy and new sponsorships and endorsements), he and Nadal will surely face off and it will be on...
  24. Mike Sams

    David Ferrer is officially better than Federer and Nadal????

    He's the 3rd best player in the world according to the rankings. Rankings surely don't lie! :???:
  25. Mike Sams

    The Top 10 is missing a Davydenko

    If you remember, Davydenko was a huge thorn in the sides of Murray, Tsonga, Del Potro, Nadal, Berdych and Djokovic. Almost always pushing them to their limits with his tremendous groundstrokes and consistency. I wish Davydenko would come back to his best as he was always fun to watch when he...
  26. Mike Sams

    Nadal lost to a guy with a 1 handed backhand!

    That means the 1 hander is alive and well. :)
  27. Mike Sams

    Anybody notice Nadal try to throw Darcis off his game?

    Djokovic does theatrics and acts like he's hurt which can throw off the opponent. Nadal started walking gingerly and acting like his knee was hurting in order to throw Darcis off his game in that 3rd set. :lol: Darcis said "I only focused on myself". Nadal can't fool anybody. He's a drama queen...
  28. Mike Sams

    Do you think Federer will fight Nadal in the QF of Wimbledon?

    Or will he go away with a whimper the same way he did in their last 2 meetings at Indian Wells and Rome? :| And if it's raining and the roof closes, will Nadal find it tougher to deal with or will the topspin lefty to the 1 handed backhand still prevail?
  29. Mike Sams

    How is Monfils with little form beating 2 in form clay court players?

    :) He outlasted 2 guys who have had very respectable clay court preparation coming in (Berdych and Gulbis). Pretty impressive, no? Maybe Federer is right that players should take long breaks and then return when they're mentally and physically ready?
  30. Mike Sams

    Nadal hits 1 handed backhand!

    On the practice courts but still interesting to see...