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    4/8 M1000s won by Big 3 this year. A change of guard?

    Still have won 4/4 slams so what exactly has changed? As OP perfectly shows, it was the same in 2017 and 2018 and nothing happened on the slam level where it really counts.
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    Medvedev will be world #1 in 2020

    The only one of the young players I really have hope in. Will be number 1 sooner or later, whether already in 2020 time will tell.
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    Tall, powerful and fast. The next step in the evolution of tennis!

    Medvedev has a great run and I like his game. Good to see that at least one young gun is stepping up. Anyways, it is too early to predict what he can achieve. As I said, no player his height has ever reached 4+ slams, so I would be surprised if he did. Sure he will win slams per default because...
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    Tall, powerful and fast. The next step in the evolution of tennis!

    There were many big players in former eras some of them also with good movement. None of them (player > 1.90) ever reached ATG level. Beside other weaknesses they are always prone to injuries. I would be really surprised if we saw a double digit slam winner of the height of Zverev in the...
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    Tall, powerful and fast. The next step in the evolution of tennis!

    Zverev hasn’t done **** in slams up until now and out of a sudden he is a perfect mix of Karlovic and Djokovic. To be realistic here he does not move as good as Djokovic not even close. Apart from this his serve is very weak for a player his height. Shanghai means literally nothing, I will only...
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    New BIG 4 Confirmed ?

    I genuinely don’t care who you hate or what you do with your time. Was just meant as a good advice. Anyways, you are destroying any good discussion here with your unqualified posts. The topic of this thread are Zverev, Tsitsipas, Berrettini etc. why the hell do you bring Nadal into it?
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    New BIG 4 Confirmed ?

    Even in a post trying to convince others that your life does not revolve around hating Nadal you cannot help but making a dumbass remark about Nadals US Open draw. Hilarious dude, just proved me right. Could laugh if it wasn’t actually sad.
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    New BIG 4 Confirmed ?

    Nothing is working, you are making a complete fool of yourself by constantly exposing that a guy who couldn’t care less about you and does not know you exist controls your whole life. Give it a rest, Nadal won’t stop winning slams because you are whining in an Internet forum. He will keep on...
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    New BIG 4 Confirmed ?

    We had such Situation already a lot of times. Big three do not care about masters these days, did not prevent them from winning the last 12 slams while your new big four haven’t even one between them.
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    Sorry but it blows my mind that Federer's Win/Loss % from 2011 to 2019 is higher than Sampras from 1992-2000

    Federer would not reach him so often on clay either, the 90s were a different time. I agree Nadal wouldn’t reach him often at Wimbledon, but in the end who knows. Without his success off clay it could happen that Nadal wouldn’t be ranked as high as he is today and meet Federer already in some...
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    Sorry but it blows my mind that Federer's Win/Loss % from 2011 to 2019 is higher than Sampras from 1992-2000

    Also have to admit that Nadal benefitted from the circumstances of mainly slow courts. In the 90s with old Wimbledon grass, fast US Open courts and lot of carpet around he would have found difficulties to even reach Federer. I think the H2H would have been way more even.
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    Sorry but it blows my mind that Federer's Win/Loss % from 2011 to 2019 is higher than Sampras from 1992-2000

    I agree. I was just responding to the poster who insinuated that Feds negative combined H2H was only due to age. In reality, if we break it down, the only one who really posed problems to Federer is Nadal. With Djokovic their rivalry follows the general path in rivalries between ATGs, with the...
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    Sorry but it blows my mind that Federer's Win/Loss % from 2011 to 2019 is higher than Sampras from 1992-2000

    Sampras played in an era of polarization and 16 seeds at slams. Consistency as shown by the Big three were absolutely impossible back then. It is not only Federer. Nadal, Djokovic and even Murray or Ferrer have some consistency records Pete couldn’t match. To think that this is a coincidence...
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    Sorry but it blows my mind that Federer's Win/Loss % from 2011 to 2019 is higher than Sampras from 1992-2000

    At no point of his career even at his absolute peak did Federer really have a positive slam head to head against Nadal and Djokovic combined. He was 4-3 at the end of 2007 but in 2008 this ended and he has a negative score since then.
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    Who is the Most Overrated Multi Slam Winner? (No ATG Players)

    I would not waste my time with certain lost cases.
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    Who is the Most Overrated Multi Slam Winner? (No ATG Players)

    The fact that he is the only 2 slam winner not in the HOF underlines the fact that he is not rated quite highly.
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    Who is the Most Overrated Multi Slam Winner? (No ATG Players)

    Since the question is overrated I would say Hewitt, Wawrinka and especially Safin. Hewitt is sometimes treated as an potential ATG hadn’t it been for Federer. With Wawrinka and Safin you have these stupid peak level discussions of people arguing that at their best those guys are better than the...
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    Who are the best players who are terrible at Grand Slams?

    I e i would not completely rule Fed out for FO 2011. Out of all his victories there, this was one of Nadals worst performances there next to 2014 and he was very much beatable that year. Had Fed won the first set it could very well have gone to five. Whether Fed would have held it together and...
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    Who are the best players who are terrible at Grand Slams?

    Exactly. This shouldn’t even be a question. A guy who was top five for quite a while, won several masters and the WTF but only reached two slam quarters up until now, and even there had to go through tough five Setters against relatively easy opponents. As you said, this also already goes now...
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    And they deeply cared about it as it was the only international trophy still missing. The comparison between Olympic football and Olympic tennis is not the best anyways. In football the countries do not play with their best teams but have some strange rules with only three players older than 23...
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    That is a chicken egg discussion, if players didn’t care about a specific tournament, this tournament would hardly be important. Imagine all top ten players would start skipping Wimbledon, because they dislike the venue or the officials or whatsoever, I can guarantee its importance would...
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    The fact that top players badly want to win the Olympics even though it brings zero points and zero money shows its value.
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    Possible. But it shows that players care about it. You will never hear a top player saying something like this about a masters, even if it takes place in his home country.
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    Olympics are way more important than what people here are giving them credit for. Since 2008 almost all top players are playing them and many have constantly stated how important they are. Some players are even putting them on par with slams like Del Potro.
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    Once and for all, let's settle this. Poll: Slams, Olympics, M1000s and WTFs.

    One should not read too much into those ranking points. They are only meant to give an indication about current form to make it easier for the seeds. They don’t nearly reflect the importance of tournaments/achievements. No player in his right mind would value two slam runner ups or three masters...
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    Tennis without Rafael Nadal

    I know, but as I said he does it in a funny and creative way, also to mix it up a little he throws in the occasional Murray or Zverev hate post which are equally funny. He also has some self-ironic sense of humor and likes posts about him being Xisca in real life or being invited to Rafas...
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    Tennis without Rafael Nadal

    Even though I don’t really hate Nadal I must admit that I enjoy reading vive’s posts, his hate is legendary but he expresses it in an entertaining way with GIFs, poems and funny remarks. Way better than those boring trolls from all fanbases who are always repeating the same crap of weak era...
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    What is the biggest slam finale loss of a heavy favourite in the Open Era?

    If you reach a slam final for your first ever meeting with Federer beating very good players along the way, I would rather bet my money on you than on somebody who is well known as a pigeon of Fed (Murray, Ferrer etc.).
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    What is the biggest slam finale loss of a heavy favourite in the Open Era?

    While this is true, Bruguera wasn’t exactly known as an unstoppable force not even on clay, nor did he enjoy a big H2H lead over Kuerten (as they had never played before), so their match up was more like a surprise box. With Nadal against Stan it was already well established that Stan was a good...
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