big 3

  1. merwy

    All these next-genners are like crabs in a bucket

    Whenever one tries to climb out and make it to the absolute top, others pull them down. Take this week as an example. Felix had a good chance of FINALLY winning his first title. He only needed to beat Shapo, whom he beat the last two times and had a leading H2H over, and then Tommy Paul who was...
  2. D

    Footwork and big 3

  3. T

    Comparing BIG3

    Now that that Grand Slam season of 2021 is over we take a look back at these three superstars and tennis gods.
  4. James P

    Poll: Who had it worse?

    All three of the Big 3 have had their crack at #21. Federer first in 2019 at Wimbledon. Infamous 40-15. Nadal had the next crack in 2021 at RG. Four set beatdown at a place he owns. Novak got his chance in 2021 at the USO. Straight setted in a match that would have also given him a Grand Slam.
  5. Enceladus

    A question to Federer fans

    Which tennis player would you like to have as Roger's opponent in his last match of his career? Who do you think should send Roger into retirement? Should it be Djokovic or Nadal, one of the two greatest Fed rivals? Anyone from Next Gen or Thiem? Or anyone but Zverev? You have two votes in the...
  6. Enceladus

    2021 Wimbledon - Men's Singles - Tournament thread

    Defending champion: Novak Djokovic (5-time Wimbledon winner (2011, 2014-15, 2018-19)) Past Wimbledon champions, who will participating in the 2021 edition: Roger Federer (2003-07, 2009, 2012, 2017), Andy Murray (2013, 2016) Official website: Link to draw...
  7. RaulRamirez

    Do you agree: Whichever of Big 3 wins RG (if so)...

    ...he will take the lead in the mythical GOAT race. For Fed, it will be an astonishing achievement, he will retake sole lead in slams, and be the first OE player with the double career slam. For Rafa, he will surge in front with 21 slams (and enough overall achievements to warrant the lead.)...
  8. T

    Rafa comments on Novak breaking weeks at #1 record

    Source Sasa Ozmo twitter.
  9. TheAssassin

    For the first time since 2004 Paris

    We will have a Masters event without the Big 3. In each of the past 138 Masters tournaments we got to watch at least one among Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, who have combined for 99 titles at this level. With Djokovic announcing his withdrawal from 2021 Miami Open about an hour ago, that streak...
  10. Znak

    Big 3 stats against one another

    Racquet Magazine published this today, I thought it was interesting — pulled some interesting graphs/quotes. The full spreadsheet can be found here. I find it wild they have nearly the same career win rate percentage: In recent years Djokovic has dominated Nadal on hard courts (Djokovic’s...
  11. RaulRamirez

    Collective Big 3 Dominance: Why Less So at US Open?

    Like them, love them, like some or one of them, I still marvel at what tennis fans have been witnessing these last (roughly) 18 seasons. Even though I followed tennis- and many other men's and women's players - before The Big 3 emerged, I admit to enjoying this era. While on the one hand it's...
  12. forehandsonly

    Which players would favour the new 2021 schedule

    Do you think the new schedule and delayed Aussie Open favours any paticular players ?
  13. forehandsonly

    Who is your favourite for the 2021 Aussie open?

    Who is your favourite for the 2021 Aussie open? Do you think one of the big 3 will take it; or someone else?
  14. Krish0608

    Analyzing tennis players' Forehands

    An interesting analysis of the best Forehands on tour and Novak's forehand as well :p For all other players: Discussion around contact point/precision/spin/wrist work For Djokovic's forehand: "He has got great movement!" :-D:-D:-D:-D All kidding aside, a nice analysis of the best forehands on...
  15. Bender

    Big 3 racquet specs and what it means for their respective games

    As a delayed knee-jerk reaction (oxymoronic, I know) to threads wondering "what if pros swapped racquets?", I created this thread to list out current racquet specs used by the Big 3 (or at least the most recent specs I can glean from the internet), and what I think it means for their games...
  16. RaulRamirez

    What are your Top 3 (of the 5-set) matches among The Big 3

    Based on quality and suspense - or whatever your criteria - but not just rooting interest - what would you rank as the top three 5-setters from the 11 contested by Big 3 members? Interestingly, the first two were held at Wimbledon, as were the most recent two, and five overall. Three were held...
  17. GabeT

    Djokovic is doing just fine

    So one of the Big 3 loses and everyone goes nuts. The player's career is over! Over, I tell ya. So let's get a little perspective. Here's a surprising fact. Novak had the best season of the Big 3 at 32. Yes, Djokovic's results this year are better than what either Federer or Nadal accomplished...
  18. Respect for big 5

    Which of the big 3 loves the game most?

    Keep stumbling across articles saying how Federer loves the game so much and have pretty much heard all the big 3 say how great tennis is. Pete Sampras experienced burnout at 32 and we all presumably know the story with Andre... Nadal strikes me as a creature of habit more than the others with a...
  19. Krish0608

    2020 is looking tasty

    -Mad Lad going on a mad run. Getting better and better with every tournament. -Tsitsipas having a phenomenal year, beating all the big 3 members in the same year. -Shapovalov winning his 1st title. -Zverev showing signs of life -Resurgence of Murray and Wawrinka. Boy, does 2020 look tasty or...
  20. RaulRamirez

    The Big 3 Have Won 50 of the last 58 majors: Which trio is the next best...

    ...over those many matches -- essentially 14.5 years? Starting with Rafa's first major win (2005 RG) the three GOATs have won 50 of the last 58. It's yet to be determined if Rafa can take it to 51/59. Perhaps, I shouldn't spoil the question, but within the OE, I wanted to see which other trio...
  21. RaulRamirez

    Tomorrow's Final ... and a Big 3 Appreciation

    After tomorrow's Federer-Djokovic final, we will have witnessed three slams this year, all captured by a member of The Big 3, and they will have occupied 5 of the 6 finalists' spots and most impressively, owned the last 11 slams. 11! Perhaps, this is partially due to "Lost Gen" and...
  22. RaulRamirez

    How many (clay) Big 3 Matchups Will We Get?

    Although there have been a total of 138 (53+47+38) of such matches, Big 3 matches are usually a treat for tennis fans. What's your projection? Will we get any showdowns of Roger/Rafa, Roger/Novak or Rafa/Novak on the clay swing, and how many do you foresee?
  23. Respect for big 5

    Big 3 object comparisons

    Federer = ballerina Nadal = boxer Djokovic = elastic band Further thoughts? :p
  24. RaulRamirez

    Top 10 of This Era Head-to-Head...Interesting?

    With too much time on my hands, I compiled the head-2-head records of the players who are likely considered the Top 10 of the Fed-Rafa-Novak era. Here are the results, assuming my stats and math are accurate: Djokovic: 173-82 (67.8%) Nadal: 152-74 (67.4%) Federer: 156-88 (63.9%)...
  25. RaulRamirez

    What are the most UNDERRATED aspects of each of The Big 3?

    Federer: Intangibly, I don't think he's given enough credit for being the fighter that he is. You don't stay at/near the very top for so long without this. More tangibly, while he doesn't like to play defense, he does it extremely well when called upon. His timing and racket skill is so...