1. Rafa4LifeEver

    Can Djokovic be considered a late bloomer?

    In general, players who are not into their prime until turning 21/22 are considered to be late bloomers in their respective levels. For example; Nadal, Hewitt, Zverev etc can be considered early bloomers; whereas Federer, Thiem, Murray etc can be considered late bloomers. I wonder what can be...
  2. Tennis Espresso Journal

    Open Era Top#100 Rankings: The Vonder Index - August 2022・Week 32 update

    Hello Everyone! Salut tout le monde! This is the updated version of the Vonder Index, a Top#100 Ranking List from open Era achievements. Relevant remarks on Vonder Index is : - a dynamic ranking system, which means even after a players retires, his index points still move (up or down) - the...
  3. RaulRamirez

    A Sports Fan's Dilemma: Old Guard or New Wave?

    With Rafa off to a great start in 2022 - at age 35.5 -I thought I'd introduce a question that is discussed in some way quite often around here. Do you (we) want the old, established superstars to continue, or do you want newer, fresher faces? To me, I have no general philosophy on this; it's...
  4. sredna42

    What pro player would you most like to fight?

    LOL! Low hanging fruit I know, but since no one has done it and I'm massively bored ....
  5. The Big Foe fan

    what makes the big3 conquering nextgen player (Poll added) ?

    Okay, so apparantly all the nextgen players have one or two major flaws in their games, apparantly the ability to dictate play is mainly because of it. For example, zverev's forehand and second serve, Medvedev's ballstriking, Tsitsipas's return, shapovalov's return & shot tolerance, Berretini's...
  6. Rafa4LifeEver

    Just an idea about how much Dominic Thiem has declined (sadly)

    2019 clay:- 2021 clay:-
  7. Rafa4LifeEver

    2003 Federer vs 2005 Nadal vs 2008 Djokovic [POLL]

    All 3 won their first slams in the given years Roger - Wimbledon 2003 Rafa - Roland Garros 2005 Nole - Australian Open 2008 Who was the best in their respective maiden slam winning years and who was the worst?? Ladies and gentlemen, please Discuss with love Edit :- Due to suggestion from...
  8. Rafa4LifeEver

    Will it be a hat-trick of hunting down the WTF champ at the AO?

    Hello lovely ladies and Gentlemen, Carl here. First of all, lemme define Hat-Trick for you In sport of cricket, hat-trick is termed as an achievement for bowler when he/she dismisses the wickets of 3 batsmen off 3 consecutive deliveries. Now...
  9. HetTheGreaterer

    "The TTW watch party" :- 9th Edition - "Missed Options

    Hey guys, I hope all of you are safe and doing well. So you are aware, that there have been watch parties being organized for us, TTW members by @Yugram , @TripleATeam, @Atennisone and me. Here's a Trailer of this watch party, created by @Atennisone. Its better than federer's and nadal's...
  10. RaulRamirez

    Some Big 3 H2H Stats - from ATP Pro Tour

    Draw your own conclusions - I'm not posting this to advocate for or against anyone. Do any of these stats surprise anyone? Anything interesting? Be civil, please - these may be the three greatest tennis players we've ever seen, and possibly ever will...
  11. HetTheGreaterer

    "The TTW watch party :- 5th Edition"

    Hey guys, I hope all of you are safe and doing well. So you are aware, that there have been watch parties being organised for us, TTW members by @Yugram , @TripleATeam, @Atennisone and me. Trailer of this watch party, created by @Atennisone The 5th edition will take place on Saturday...
  12. HetTheGreaterer

    The TTW Watch Party :- Edition 2

    Hey guys, so a couple of weeks ago, we were thinking that amidst this lockdown, and absence of tennis, we should not miss fun. So me, @Yugram and @TripleATeam have planned (yeah, crazy as it sounds, 3 polar fans) to organise a watch party for all who want to join and enjoy it. We hosted a...
  13. Yugram

    Should we finally start using the term Big2 instead of Big3?

    The Big2 – Nadal and Djokovic, once again demonstrated their insane mental and physical dominance over the field this week, losing a total of 1 set in 10 matches, and allowing just 1 tiebreak. Meanwhile, Federer is out of the tour and has no relevance for the outcome of next couple of months...
  14. HetTheGreaterer

    Why most of the nextgen players suck at return??

    Not particularly comparing to big 3, but the whole generation of decent players before the Tsitsi-Sascha-Shapo-Felix-Khach-Berrettini generation, with Daniil Medvedev being the only possible exception. This is a pattern amongst almost all of the nextgen players, their return as a shot is pure...
  15. stringertom

    AO’20 2R Men’s Singles: (3) R Federer (SUI) vs F Krajinovic (SRB)

    Evening RLA match (possibly to give Krajinovic more time to recover) featuring 6x AO champion vs the #41 (live) 27-year-old playing his fourth AO MD (3-3 career). Rooferer got a big advantage by completing his Monday match while Krajinovic struggled today to win a 7-5 fifth set after blowing a...
  16. HetTheGreaterer

    The final at AO 2020 you would wish to take place/want to happen the most

    It is the 1st slam of 2020s and probably the most hyped due to multiple factors, given below. 1) Fedal slam race is the closest it could be 2) Djokovic's form in question, though it remains to watch if he's able to defend his fortress yet again 3) Massive improvements in the forms of Nextgen...
  17. HetTheGreaterer

    The Most frustrating matches of your favourites in 2019

    Which matches of your favourite players have been the most frustrating ones for you to watch, regardless of the outcome ? For me Fed's matches against tsitsipas at AO & WTF (Couldn't convert a break point for God's sake) Fed's match against Monfils at Madrid (Unnecessarily stretched to 3rd...
  18. HetTheGreaterer

    Your realistic expectation from Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2020

    Fan biases aside, what does the inner tennis analyst inside you expect of the result Novak Djokovic is most likely to have when the 2020 AO, the 1st slam of the decade concludes? (Last year's AO :- Djokovic won the title, beating Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the final) Do vote in the poll. Discuss.
  19. Tenacity

    Decade of the 2010's is almost over. A look back at domination of Djokovic and Big3 of tennis.

  20. HetTheGreaterer

    2019 US Open Men's Final :- [2] Rafael Nadal (Spain) v/s [5] Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

    So, here we are again. The final of 2019 United States open, last grandslam of the season, with 2 best performers of NA HC season playing each other once again. It's 27th grandslam final for Rafael Nadal & a 5th final at USO (W 2010, 13, 17. L 11). It's the very first grandslam final of any kind...
  21. HetTheGreaterer

    What is so special about nadal??

    The lost gen...... The mid gen....... Even the next gen struggles the most against this guy. In general, everyone has an awful record against all of big3, not just nadal. However, against nadal, they are probably the worst. Every hyped up youngster is pummelled into submission by nadal. They can...
  22. HetTheGreaterer

    Beating all of the big3 in a calander year..

    One of the most difficult feats to achieve in tennis.. As far as I remember, not many players have been capable of doing this, neither does this take place every season.. I can remember some of the most recent seasons.. remind me of others Dominic Thiem (2019) Defeated Roger Federer in Indian...
  23. HetTheGreaterer

    The ability to carry the sport of tennis except for big3..

    No, not asking about what'll happen once big3 retire... I'm asking who has the most potential to carry the sport of tennis itself?? Of course, the first 3 places are occupied by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.. But who else is there apart from them on the active tour? JMDP...
  24. HetTheGreaterer

    To both the Nadal fans and Roger/Djokovic fans

    To All of the Nadal's fans and supporters, don't lose hope yet. This match doesn't indicate how well Nadal can play on clay as we all know and thoroughly accept it that he's the clay king. A redlining + mentally dialled Fabio Fognini (a rare combination) just caught Rafa on his off day. Believe...
  25. HetTheGreaterer

    What is going on here??!!!!

    Federer Nadal Djokovic Top contenders in 2007 Still in 2019... 12 years of time has been passed.... Each one of them is not even 60% of a player he was in his heydays... and still you get schooled almost everytime ??!! What are you doing today's instagram tennis generation?? (Yes you :- nick...
  26. HetTheGreaterer

    The NCYGS is completed

    Not the moral NCYGS. Its a real NCYGS Not for a single player, but for slam finals. This AO19 final result generated a NCYGS of 4 boring, one sided slam finals in a row..... Last 4 slam finals RG 18 :- Nadal Def. Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 Wim 18 :- Djok Def. Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 Uso 18 :- Djok Def...
  27. HetTheGreaterer

    Say..what will you like????

    From the situations given in the poll, which will you prefer the most for the australian open 2019?? Please Write your vote in a post too, and explain why...... As I think AO to MC 2019 is to be the last period of complete big3 domination...and I want to enjoy every single epic that takes place...
  28. ak24alive

    Isn't this the first time that all the big3 were no.1 at some point in the year?

    The thread title says it all. It's so befitting that after 15 years of endless war all of them achieved the heights in one season. It's like the Universe claiming that all of them are no.1 in their own right. Now two of them may never return to the pinnacle ever again but this was an incredible...