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  1. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    He was getting broken easily, that is the point. Kafelnikov beat Sampras 76 60 62 - this was the year Sampras got furthest in the tournament than any other year, his greatest year at the French. Please answer this for me, imagine, instead of Kafelnikov, it was the 2008 Nadal from the video below...
  2. REKX

    Is Medvedev a student of the Novak Djokovic school of thought?

    Have you not seen Djokovic, especially recently? He wins slams by keeping the ball in play. And you are arguing Djokovic forehand is more effective than both Federer and Nadal? Please tell me you are not serious.
  3. REKX

    Is Medvedev a student of the Novak Djokovic school of thought?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, Djokovic for some reason not so much especially when you consider the type of matches Federer and Nadal produced in their primes, like WImbledon 2008. Although I think Djokovic has the best chance of the three to end up with the most slams. It's nice to see with...
  4. REKX

    Thiem has the potential to dominate

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel very lucky to have watched these two who I rate as the two greatest of all time. It all culminated in the final of Wimbledon 2008 which was a match beyond anything, I mean compare the speed, shot making, intensity, timing etc of Wimbledon 2008 and Wimbledon 2019...
  5. REKX

    2019 Wimbledon: the most thrilling men's major final?

    How could this be his greatest performance? Did you not watch tennis around 2005-2008 time? Look at the video above, how can you possibly say the shot making and technique matched up to that? Are you serious?
  6. REKX

    2019 Wimbledon: the most thrilling men's major final?

    Not even close. Look at the pace, intensity and shot making of this match. Felt like Djokovic Federer 2019 was in slow motion in comparison.
  7. REKX

    Djokovic will finish with the most men's Grand Slam singles

    He's definitely not the greatest right now. Imagine Federer at his best vs Djokovic at his best on grass? No contest in my book.
  8. REKX

    Djokovic will finish with the most men's Grand Slam singles

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel very lucky that I watched these two players at their best. Federer in his prime had the super footwork, greatest forehand etc, Nadal in his prime was a force that would break you down and could get to any ball in the court. For me these two will be the greatest...
  9. REKX

    Guys, the ball was in...

    Yeah I've always had a problem with that, as soon as players talk to the umpire the crowd start jeering. It's such a stupid thing because he's there to officiate and there could be all kinds of reasons why someone is talking to the umpire. In fact, he should welcome players to talk to him and...
  10. REKX

    Guys, the ball was in...

    Don't understand how the line judge and umpire didn't see the chalk flying up?
  11. REKX

    Guys, the ball was in...

    Surely you don't need haweye on clay as the mark is visible and wasn't hawkeye shown to be almost accurate but not absolutely? If the actual mark is there then surely that is a better indicator?
  12. REKX

    I want your excuses why Nadal won Wimbledon 2008

    Can you imagine 2008 Nadal against a 2003/2004 Federer? Nadal would have made mince meat out of him. Even in 2006 Nadal was 20 years ago, a baby in today's tennis terms and there were two close sets - you're not going to argue that 2008 2007 and 2006 Federer was crap now are you? Why do you...
  13. REKX

    I want your excuses why Nadal won Wimbledon 2008

    No that's part of the analysis. You look at the footwork, age, the forehand, timing etc and he was on an amazing level. He was hitting winners from anywhere on grass, and of course he would do, greatest grass court player of all time in his prime age - what more do you expect. The people saying...
  14. REKX

    Guys, the ball was in...

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I was kind of late to the party watching tennis and only started watching in the Federer and Nadal era. It still amazes me that Nadal managed to take Federer to five sets in both Wimbledon 2007 and Wimbledon 2008 - the two greatest players in my eyes. This serve from...
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    I want your excuses why Nadal won Wimbledon 2008

    This is why I asked about 2008 Nadal and not 2014. The 2006-2010 Nadal on grass was vastly different to say to his game today. Federer at his prime is considered the greatest grass court player of all time, and Nadal went toe to toe with Prime Federer and even beat him on one occasion. I think...
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    I want your excuses why Nadal won Wimbledon 2008

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I have admired them both as for me they are the two greatest of all time. Djokovic has a very good chance to finish with the highest slam count (5 years, 20 slam opportunities), but Federer Nadal for me will still be top two. Federer in 2008 was playing amazing tennis...
  17. REKX

    How much chances would the Federer of 2003 have against the Federer of today?

    I think this is a lot closer than people think it is. 2019 Fed, stronger serve, backhand and forehand, (and better point construction). 2003 Fed has the footwork, but had 0 competition. Nadal arrived in 2004 and started beating him on hard, can you imagine a 2008 Nadal being around a 2003 Fed...
  18. REKX

    Federer fans, be honest...

    What a ridiculous statement, this poster should be banned. By your logic Federer's slam count is also inflated because he had no competition till Nadal and Djokovic arrived. Nadal had to compete with Federer from the very beginning, and then Prime Djokovic. Federer won a boat load of slams...
  19. REKX

    Why so many empty seats at the French Open? (even during Federer Nadal!!)

    Well it depends, at the French I would support Nadal, at Wimby I would support Federer. I supported Federer in WImbledon 2008, I just liked Federer back then and the loss hurt. But then I appreciated what Nadal was over time and I can watch matches like those as a neutral and admire the amazing...
  20. REKX

    Why so many empty seats at the French Open? (even during Federer Nadal!!)

    Throughout the whole tournament? And to the biggest draw in men's tennis. Give me a ticket, I will fly there and take my seat.
  21. REKX

    Djokovic need not worry...it's all Novak for the rest of the season and future...

    I wouldn't say so, French Open is historically the hardest to win because of the physical efforts, and Djokovic is 32 so as the years go on it is less likely he is competing for the French. On the other surfaces, providing a player of Prime Federer's quality doesn't arrive, I don't see how...
  22. REKX

    Why so many empty seats at the French Open? (even during Federer Nadal!!)

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I find this strange and almost insulting. Match from the semi final, the two greatest players of all time, who have taken tennis to unprecedented levels and people want to miss out on this? What's the issue? People with the tickets don't like tennis? Bad...
  23. REKX

    Djokovic need not worry...it's all Novak for the rest of the season and future...

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I have been spoilt but I respect Djokovic hugely - you can't deny his brilliance. At Wimbledon he is the clear favorite with only probably Roger Federer the closest guy that can beat him, and Djokovic just has to counter punch Federer and win easily. For the US Open...
  24. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    I'm talking specifically in the French Open 2008. What does Sampras winning 81% service games on clay have anything to do with this matchup? Has he faced Nadal, or anything even close to a 2008 Nadal, no. And your question, can Nadal do better than 51% return games won against Sampras, well if...
  25. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    This is all the evidence you need, I can provide more if you want. When Sampras is serving, unless he hits an ace he is losing almost every point against Agassi. He hit a return passing winner from a Sampras first serve. Observe whilst the ball is in play, how short Sampras forehand and...
  26. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    If far lesser players than Nadal were regularly breaking the Sampras serve, what makes you think Sampras would hold easily against Nadal?
  27. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    Nadal had a higher than 50% break of serve games during the French 2008. Your figures don't match reality, do you not understand we are talking about clay? Kafelnikov had a 6-0 set against Sampras, and the user above was saying this was because he was playing good players. I mean, what if he...
  28. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    If what you say is true, explain the second set in this video??? Please... Watch Sampras backhand and how short it lands, can you imagine what Nadal would do to that?
  29. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    The 'greatest serve' ever was broken many many times, by complete nobodies. Did you not watch that? There is clear reason for that, I explained at the very start the surface nullifies the serve somewhat which is all players get less aces on clay. Please explain why journey men and nobodies were...
  30. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    It's scary to see Nadal's performance that year. Federer in 2008 was still a far far far superior clay court player than Sampras, Federer in 2008 was the best clay court player on tour, after Nadal, he beat everyone except for Nadal, look at the results of the French and other tournaments that...
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