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  1. AnOctorokForDinner

    Thought experiment: respective slam success if Djokovic is six years older and replaces Federer / Federer is six years younger and replaces Djokovic

    Assuming slam performances stay identical with respect to age for the sake of comparison, of course. Which slams does Djokovic win in this hypothetical? 2007 Djokovic in 2001: AO, RG, WB - obviously no USO - no (loses to pre-final Sampras or Hewitt) 2008 Djokovic in 2002: AO - obviously yes...
  2. Third Serve

    2014 is actually an underrated season...

    Don't you think? This is a topic I've been thinking about for some time now, fueled by some interactions here. It gets lumped in with the next two years as, collectively, the 2014-16 "Djokovic weak era". And I mean, sure, we can absolutely say that for 2016, there's no denying the competition...
  3. AnOctorokForDinner

    Start of Murray's prime

    Murray's prime arguably started immediately upon his Wimbledon 2008 breakthrough QF, here's why based on big tournament results: 2008 from Wimbledon onwards: 28-6 (82.4%); 1 slam F, 2 masters W 2009: 42-11 (79.2%) and 33-7 (82.5%) excluding clay; 2 masters W 2010: 38-13 (74.5%) and 32-9...
  4. AnOctorokForDinner

    Fun take: 2007 Nadal was better than 2011 Nadal on all surfaces when healthy

    Clay: 2007 Nadal: super dominant, routined everyone but the toughest opponents. Dominated MC and Barcelona, bested supercharged Davydenko in epic Rome SF, one loss in Hamburg final when he was fairly tired and Federer was zoning like mad, but responded with a brilliant RG capped off with a...
  5. AnOctorokForDinner

    The myth that Sampras didn't really try in Masters-level tournaments (off clay)

    For the purpose of this topic, let's place the relevant timeframe (when Pete was a legit contender) between his first and last Masters finals, i.e. 1991 Cincinnati - 2001 Indian Wells. Let us now examine Sampras's non-clay masters results during that period, by venue. Indian Wells: 2 W (1994...
  6. AnOctorokForDinner

    Tougher competition: prime Federer at Wimbledon or prime Djokovic at the AO?

    08 Djokovic added to make it 7=7, given that he did play at a prime level then. Fedr relevant comp: Wim 03 - Roddick, Philippoussis Wim 04 - Hewitt, Roddick Wim 05 - Hewitt, Roddick Wim 06 - Ancic, Nadal Wim 07 - Ferrero, Nadal Wim 08 - Nadal Wim 09 - Söderling, Roddick Djovk relevant comp...
  7. robthai

    Insane Tennis Match from Baby Rafa

    Look at Rafas movement here. Back when the era was stronger and wasn't dominated by a bunch of old players.
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