1. HetTheGreaterer

    Could Sascha have done better in the final?

    He generally ups his level in the big finals. The record 4-2 speaks for itself. Whereas Thiem's underperformings in big finals are no secret either. He is 1-5. Plus, even in recent matches over djok, thiem has been making life harder for himself by letting so many opportunities pass by, RG2019...
  2. bjsnider

    Did Thiem Overachieve?

    Thiem's rank in two abstract but important statistical categories from 2014-2019. The big 3 are typically ranked in the top 10 in both categories every year. Clearly, these numbers predict success. Stagnation in the return game since 2016, slight hold game improvement. It's unrealistic, given...
  3. Lleytonstation

    Save us Thiem... save us

    It is time Thiem becomes the saviour we all have wanted. It is his time. For Rafa fans: Yes it could be scary if Thiem has confidence going into the FO, but Rafa is still Rafa at the French. That being said, it stops djoker from getting within 2 of Rafa. It also gives someone Djoker has to be...
  4. HetTheGreaterer

    2020 Australian open final :- [5] Dominic Thiem v/s [2] Novak Djokovic

    H2H :- 6-4 djokovic Last meeting :- 2019 ATP finals RR, Thiem def. Novak 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) Last slam meeting :- 2019 French Open aka Roland Garros Semi Final, Thiem def. Djokovic 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 Last HC meeting :- 2019 ATP finals RR, Thiem def. Novak 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) No finals have been...
  5. Lleytonstation

    Where are we on court speed at AO20?

    Always ends up being a debate, so I thought I would start it off. Looks decently fast and the bounce seems a bit low. Good for Fed? What are your thoughts? Like the change? Not a huge difference? Edit: After a few more games, seems a little bit faster and a little bit lower than USO, but...
  6. Lleytonstation

    It is Zverev's year

    Zverev has shown his talents... and his weakness. He has had his ups and his downs. He was young, now he is at the age where it is time to show what he really is. The more I think about it, and the more I watched his matches at the end of the year, I feel like he is a mental game away from...
  7. Lleytonstation

    I sense a shift in the TIGER debate as Djoker sets aim on Rafa

    While I am obviously in Feds corner (think his Tennis resume is indisputable as being the Greatest Ever speaks for itself Regardless), I do think the shift of those trailing has altered significantly. Rafa has always chased Fed and will continue to do so, but he is clearly catching up at an...
  8. Lleytonstation

    2020: Same song different verse: Djoker and Rafa

    To me it is simple and not very surprising, but Rafa and Djoker will take the first 3 slams of 2020 with ease. In order for this to NOT happen there would have to be a dramatic shift in the young guys or in Rafa and Djoker. This means the young guys (Thiem, Med, Tsits, Zverev, Khach, Matteddy...
  9. Lleytonstation

    Olympic Gold: Rafa won it on HC, Djoker and Fed did not win it on their best surface

    This is interesting. Even as a Fed fan (does have a gold... I know I know, but he does have a tennis gold :sneaky: ), I do find this important, as Rafa won gold on a HC. Fed has his chance on grass, and Djoker had his chance on hard. Both failed to win gold. While this shows there is very few...
  10. Lleytonstation

    Wearing glasses with perfect vision?

    Is this socially acceptable? I want to buy the new Bose sunglasses and put clear lens in them to get more usability out of them. They are insanely cool, as if I have my own personal soundtrack for my brain. But I have perfect vision, so is this weird? Does anybody use glasses just for style...
  11. Lleytonstation

    Rafa had enough of reporter and let him know Rafa tells reporter it is time for Spanish interviews after being asked ridiculous questions about his wife. I dig this. Never see Rafa riled up. Hope...
  12. Lleytonstation

    TTW and their GIF's

    I was just reading over @Federer and Del Potro TTW Wedding thread and how funny and true some of his memes of each poster was. He kept it lighthearted and fun. I would like to do the same here, so try not to post anything nasty about someone. Maybe post a GIF of the poster who posted last...
  13. Lleytonstation

    Will or should Rafa play WTF?

    So the question the next few days is if Rafa will play WTF, and should he? Obviously there is much to gain here: First WTF title YE#1 to tie Fed and djoker Rack up more weeks at number 1 if he does get YE#1 Strong finish to the season However, he has never shown massive interest in winning...
  14. Lleytonstation

    Rafa fans? Win AO20 or RG20?

    For you Rafa fans, would you rather Rafa win AO20, or RG20 if he can't win both. Obviously he does have a decent shot at winning both, but what would you rather have happen? Catch is if he wins AO20 you catch Fed earlier, but then have the disappointment of not closing it at RG. But you also...
  15. Lleytonstation

    Favorite Halloween Traditions?

    So I have never been a Halloween person until a few years ago. I just got into enjoying things a little more and started to make it a fun night instead of ignoring it. Some of my traditions: Make homemade caramel peppermint popcorn, make homemade caramel apples, order a pizza and set it on the...
  16. Lleytonstation

    Which book would you read? Rafa? Fed? Djoker?

    So I was reading Agassi and Sampras books again just for fun. Sampras was the guy who got me into tennis and because of him I disliked Agassi for many years (neither dislike or like him now but his book made him more likeable). Very different books from two very different people. Sampras was...
  17. 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...
  18. Lleytonstation

    Will we ever have a movie about the big3?

    Imagine it, a movie about the big 3 on a big screen with actual high quality tennis acting and realism with a big budget. It would be cool and they could touch on many things personal and on court. Maybe even a 10 episode series where they show 3 of each's perspective and the final is the...
  19. Lleytonstation

    How to save tennis AFTER the big 3 leave...

    When the big 3 leave, there will be a massive fallout in interest and the tour will become dull. Now this is assuming that a few of these younger guys dont eventually figure it out in the next few years. But it wont matter if they dont show it against an aging big 3. While I will still follow...
  20. Lleytonstation

    Rafa vs. Djoker: Someone explain what the deal is?

    With there being a tight race between these two as we finish the season, there is much to still be played for. YE1, WTF, 2 masters, and number 1. Yet, it is hard to figure out how this could play out as I am still confused as to who is playing what. Can someone tell me if Djoker is healthy and...
  21. Lleytonstation

    What would your role be on THE new planet?

    So I am starting a new planet, and @Zara and I will be taking a space ship to this new planet. Obviously we will be taking many of you in sleeping pods as well (those who pass our rigorous test... or bring food). So, what would you want your new role to be if you were apart of a new colonized...
  22. Lleytonstation

    Fed has the backhand, Rafa has the serve, Djoker?

    As Fed aged, he tweaked and improved part of his game. The backhand. Without it he probably never wins another slam. Rafa has improved his serve with age, and it looks to be improving every tourney. Probably earned him 2 so far and probably more. Without these, they would age much quicker...
  23. Lleytonstation

    Wow: what a moment from Osaka

    Osaka encouraged Coco to be apart of the interview after her loss. That was awesome, true sportsmanship and companionship on tour. Loved it. Meanwhile... on the men's side... Antics... @Aussie Darcy Both instances can be entertaining, but this has more value.
  24. Lleytonstation

    If Djoker wins this USO...

    If his draw stays true and he has to beat Wawa (if in form), Med (if not tired), Fed, and Rafa to win the USO, and does, wow. Of course I am not a fan of Djoker and do not want him to win, but if he does this right off the back of WC... incredible. This could end up being one of the hardest...
  25. Lleytonstation

    Kyrgios needed for the USO

    While I do like me some NK during the smaller tournaments as he can be entertaining, on the big stage I don't care to see his antics. With that being said, the way Rafa's side of the draw collapsed today, he might be a much needed spice to this tourney. While I hope Rafa is in the final (want a...
  26. uscwang

    2019 French Open SF: [1] Djokovic vs. [4] Thiem

    Career H2H 6-2 Djokovic. This will be the 3rd time they met in RG. 2016 SF Djokovic d. Thiem 62 61 64 2017 QF Thiem d. Djokovic 76 63 60 2019 SF Djokovic vs. Thiem ??? This is also the right time to review their Madrid SF. 76 76 Novak.
  27. HetTheGreaterer

    Top 4 seeds in the RG19 semis

    Since how long we've waited for this to happen?? When did it happen the last time?? Discuss..
  28. Im(moral) Winner

    2019 ATP Madrid SF: Djokovic [1] vs Thiem [5]

    We gonna see if Djokovic still cares about masters or will Thiem expose him.
  29. HetTheGreaterer

    2019 Madrid Masters semi finals :- Dominic Thiem [5] v/s Novak Djokovic [1]

    Thiem coming off an impressive win over federer, saving match points en route to 2nd set TB triumph.... Defeated R. Opelka in a tricky 2R match and Fognini in a straight set match in 3R.. Also, the austrian is looking to be at the best clay court tennis form stretch of his career till now...
  30. Im(moral) Winner

    2019 Madrid QF: Federer [4] vs Thiem [5]

    H2h 2-3. Second meeting on clay.