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  1. TennisFan3

    Djokovic On Federer: "He's A Role Model, Even For Me"

    https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-nitto-atp-finals-2019-thursday-reaction-atp Great post match comments by Novak after his defeat: “He was the better player in all aspects and absolutely deserved to win,” said Djokovic. “He served great, moved well, returned my serve very well. From his...
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    Self Belief - Motivation ATP

    Absolutely loved this video. It is so catchy (from 1:55) and gives me goosebumps. Opens with a quote from one LEGEND and closes with a quote from another. This is why we watch Tennis...
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    Nadal's thoughts on the SF vs Federer

    Nadal On Facing Federer: 'We Shared The Most Important Moments' https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-on-federer-roland-garros-2019-qf-reaction Nadal, said every match against Federer is different and that he expects a new challenge in the semi-finals. ________ “We always try things. Let's...
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    Laver: Djokovic favorite over Nadal for French Open. And favored for CYGS.

    Djokovic favourite for French title, says Laver https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/tennis/2019/06/03/djokovic-favourite-for-french-title-says-laver/ Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the French Open and become the second man ever to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously on two...
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    Novak Djokovic: ON One of the Greatest Comebacks in History

    Novak Djokovic: ON One of the Greatest Comebacks in History Fascinating podcast. Gives an insight into the mind of a great champion - perhaps the Greatest Tennis Player ever. https://player.fm/series/on-purpose-with-jay-shetty/novak-djokovic-on-why-ego-is-our-friend Most people, even...
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    Federer and Djokvoic pay tribute to Sir Andy

    Two of the greatest champions pay tribute to another departing great champion. Respect to Fed and Djokovic for the nice words. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2019/jan/13/djokovic-and-federer-pay-tribute-to-friend-colleague-rival-andy-murray-video
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    Why Tennis Rules the Earth

    Sweet Article for all us Tennis nerds :) Especially for those from the US. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204652904577191363735354208.html?mod=djemIndiaUpdate_h#articleTabs%3Darticle Why Tennis Rules the Earth By JASON GAY Wall Street Journal
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    Nadal's serve Analysis video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GljqJv84tTI#! Did anyone watch this? Very interesting to see what the the external coach (Borras) changed w.r.t. Nadal's serve, which ultimately helped with Nadal completing the career slam. What's weird is that - first, Nadal wasn't...
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    Japan Open: R.Nadal (ESP) #2 vs M.Fish (USA) # 8

    Japan Open SF: R.Nadal (ESP) #2 vs M.Fish (USA) # 8 Who wins the Semi-Final? Nadal leads head to head 6-1. However Fish humbled Nadal 1,4 in the real slam (Cincy) :) It should be a high quality match; enjoy the tennis! Streaming is there on ESPN3, Tennis Channel, and most of the streaming...
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    [Video] Great discussion on ESPN about lack of players Association in Tennis

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6941337 JMac, PMac and Gilbert talk about tennis history and how players struggled for some power and revenue sharing with the ATP. I thought the video was fascinating, since it shows how shoddily top players are treated. They say that the slams are...
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    Novak Djokovic's Secret: Sitting in a Pressurized Egg (WSJ)

    Novak Djokovic's Secret: Sitting in a Pressurized Egg http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904787404576532854267519860.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop#articleTabs%3Darticle
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    Federer: "Djokovic has been great, but NOTHING extraordinary"

    Federer "returns home" to bid for seventh title http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2011-06-18/201106181308406564528.html Federer rates the chances of the top 4 on grass -- "Maybe [a few years ago] Rafa was still looking a little bit for how good he was on grass. We all knew he was...
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    Djokovic in Devastating form; breadsticks Simon - says playing best grass tennis EVER

    Djokovic sends a strong message to the rest of the field. He just obliterated Simon in a exho tournament 1 and 2. Simon acknowledged that this is the best grass court tennis someone had played against him. And Djokovic says this is the best he's ever played on grass. His forehand, in...
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    Federer: I will most likely beat Nadal, If I am playing well. I decide the outcome..

    http://twitter.com/#!/tennisreporters -- Matt Cronin Brace yourself for this Federer quote: It's always me who's going to dictate play and decide how the outcome is going to be. against Nadal. If I play well, I will most likely win in the score or beat Nadal. If I'm not playing...
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    Federer: Nadal's losses to Djokovic could hurt him

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hVytbPbIeJOijqYJS4TAexr5_WXA?docId=CNG.62633db7f8244ca0c80c5bf6084ca146.121 Nadal losses could hurt him, Federer says The Spaniard has only lost once at Roland Garros since his debut in 2005 - to Robin Soderling in the 2009 fourth round...
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    Murray: I am confident of ending Djokovic's unbeaten streak

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/13398638.stm Murray confident of ending Djokovic's streak in Rome Britain's Andy Murray is confident of ending Novak Djokovic's unbeaten start to the season when they meet in the semi-final of the Rome Masters. Murray became the first British player to...
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    Why doesn't Nadal HIT his forehand like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikNlsRBT8-0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CvCxCnOC7Q&feature=related I know this has been discussed before, but every time I watch this clip, it makes me wince. Granted this is a highlight reel, but just look at the number of forehand...
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    Rod Laver says Tomic "EMBARASSED" Nadal

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110124/sp_wl_afp/tennisausespopennadal Rod Laver - _________ "I watched him play Nadal and he showed some good form all the way through," Laver said in the United States, according to a report in The Age newspaper. "He wasn't embarrassed playing Nadal and...
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    Soderling vs Hernych

    Anyone else watching this match? We are on serve at 4-3. Sod broke earlier in the set, led 4-2 but good broken. I think Soderling looks a little slow and nonchalant.
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    Djokovic vs Dodig

    Anyone watching this? It's 4-3 on serve in the 1st set. Djokovic is not looking as good as he was in the first round. Making several UFEs. His Croatian opponent meanwhile is playing steady and serving very well - winning 89% of his first serve points. Let's hope Djokovic steps it up..
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    Djokovic wants Murray to win the AO

    Djokovic rooting for Murray in slam quest http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/other-sports-news/djokovic-rooting-for-murray-in-slam-quest-1.1079357 Few people on the circuit know Andy Murray better than Novak Djokovic so the Scot will be heartened to know that the Serb is in his corner when...
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    Is Nadal making the same mistake of 2008/2009..

    I guess most folks would agree that Nadal has established himself as a great player. And possibly the ONLY variable for Nadal to go down as one of the greatest players in the game (in the top tier of Laver, Fed, Sampras, Borg - where he is, NOT, yet) is his HEALTH. A lot of people seem to...
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    Verdasco says Fed will beat Nadal in the Final

    http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen10/news/story?id=5552024 ______________ Even Verdasco was looking ahead, predicting a Nadal-Federer final -- and picking his fellow Spaniard to lose. "If I had to bet here, I will be for Roger," Verdasco said. "He won five times here, and he...
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    Federer says he has more drive than Nadal

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/federer-says-he-has-more-drive-than-nadal/110201-5-22.html World number one Roger Federer thinks he has more drive than rival Rafael Nadal and wkeeping the top ranking will be his main goal. Federer said Nadal, who has been troubled with knee injuries, would be...
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    Call for a Ban on Andy Murray?

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/158197/Calls-for-Andy-Murray-ban Andy Murray has been slammed by a French tennis tournament boss who has called for him to be suspended. World No 3 Murray, due to be top seed in this week’s Marseille Open, has pulled out to give himself more time to...
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    Nadal: History and Experience

    ESPN Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9KxrZz8STY Have we seen the best of Rafael Nadal?
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    Rafael Nadal's Prep for Australian Open: Excerpts

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6990804.ece Rafa Nadal facing up to a life on retreat: Nadal has never been an expert indoor player but he was beaten in all three round-robin matches at the Barclays ATP World Tour Championships at London’s 02 Arena without winning a set...
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    Andy Murray: This time I'm ready to Slam it at the Australian Open

    Andy Murray: This time I'm ready to Slam it at the Australian Open http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1243591/AUSTRALIAN-OPEN-2010-This-time-Im-ready-Slam-Melbourne-says-fired-Andy-Murray.html#i%20xzz0clht3BNu When coming to terms with past setbacks at major events, Andy...
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    Healthy Federer says he will be unbeatable and plans to dominate 2010

    http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1146784 Roger Federer expects to carry on his momentum from the middle of 2009 into the new year now that his back injury from last season has fully healed. In the first month of 2009, Federer lost to Murray in Doha and Nadal in the...
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    Federer serves warning to rivals

    http://gulfnews.com/sport/horse-racing/federer-serves-warning-to-rivals-1.561387 "I started well today. My backhand was good, my serve was also good. I am happy I was able to dominate for such a long stretch," said Federer, who now goes to Qatar for the Doha Open before taking a shot at the...
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