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##### Bionic Poster

2004 vs 2014

2004 AO vs 2014 AO : Safin, Federer, Agassi,Hewitt, Nalbandian, Roddick,Ferrero b/w > and >> Wawrinka, Djokovic, Nadal, Berdych, Federer

2004 Fed > 2014 Wawrinka

2004 Agassi ~ 2014 Djokovic

2004 Safin > 2014 Nadal

2004 Nalby > 2014 Fed

2004 Roddick > 2014 Berdych

no equivalents for 2004 Hewitt, 2004 Ferrero honestly

2004 FO vs 2014 FO : Gaudio, Coria, Nalbandian, Kuerten, Moya, Henman, Federer b/w < and << Nadal, Djokovic,Ferrer, Gulbis

2004 with clearly better depth, Nadal/Djoko swings it in favour of 2014 FO obviously

2004 Wim vs 2014 Wim: Federer, Roddick, Ancic, Hewitt, Henman, Grosjean > Djokovic, Federer, Dimi, Raonic, Cilic, Wawrinka, Tsonga

2004 Wim Fed > 2014 Wim Djokovic

2004 Wim Roddick > 2014 Wim Fed

2004 Wim Hewitt > anyone else in Wim 2014

.....

Gap reduces a bit considering Djoko also faced a tricky Stepanek in R2

2004 USO vs 2014 USO: Federer, Agassi, Hewitt, Henman, Roddick, Johansson b/w > and >> Cilic, Nishi, Djoko,Fed,Wawrinka, Raonic, Simon

2004 USO Fed > 2014 USO Cilic

2004 USO Hewitt > 2014 USO Nishi

2004 USO Agassi > 2014 USO Djoko

2004 USO Johansson >~ 2014 USO Raonic

2004 USO Roddick > 2014 USO Wawrinka

2004 USO Henman < 2014 USO Fed

no equivalent for 2014 Simon in 2004 (only one to trouble Cilic)

So 2 slams in 2004 significantly better than in 2014, one significantly better in 2014 and one better in 2004

2004 YEC vs 2014 YEC : Federer, Hewitt, Safin, Roddick b/w > and >> Djokovic, Federer, Stan, Nishi

Federer > Djokovic

Hewitt >~ Federer (Fed was better in RR, but shaky in semi)

Safin > Stan

Roddick ~ Nishi

RR was a complete bloodbath in 2014 YEC in both halves due to weak level and slow surface.

Also no final.

Therefore 2004 YEC b/w > and >> 2014 YEC

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early HC season minus AO : 2004 > 2014 (a little better)

IW 04 had fed, agassi, henman, roddick

IW 14 had djoko, fed, isner, dolgo

Fed IW 04 > Djoko IW 14

Agassi IW 04 >~ Fed IW 14

Henman IW 04 > Isner IW 04

Roddick IW 04 > Dolgo IW 14

IW 04 somewhere b/w > and >> IW 14

Miami 04 : Roddick beat Moya in QF, Coria beat Gonzo in SF.

Miami 14 : Both Nadal/Djokovic got walkover in the semis. Djokovic had another walkover. Nadal beat Raonic, Djokovic beat Murray in QF. Nishi upset Fed.

Miami 04 < Miami 14 (mainly due to Djoko)

Clay season minus RG: 14 better by a clear margin

Monte Carlo 2004 b/w < and << Monte Carlo 2015: Coria, Safin, Nalby, Moya in 2004 b/w < and << Wawrinka, Federer, Djokovic, Ferrer, Nadal

Rome 2004 << Rome 2014: Moya, nalby, Costa in 2004 << Djokovic,Nadal,Ferrer,Murray, Raonic(crap final from nalby)

Hamburg 2004 >> Madrid 2014

Federer came through a draw of Gaudio, Gonzalez, Moya, Hewitt to get to the final. Final was a good one. In 14, Nishi retired due to injury. had beaten ferrer, Lopez. nadal had beaten RBA, berdych.

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 ~ 2014 by a clear margin

Canada 04 ~ Canada 14

Roddick came through to the final easily and Fed beat him convincingly.

Fed had 2 Tbs vs Mirnyi (big server) and an entertaining shotmaking match vs arazi in 1st round, lost 1st set vs Johansson

fed of canada 04 > tsonga of canada 04

roddick of canada 04 >~ fed of canada 14

But Tsonga equalizes with wins over Djoko&Murray

Cincy 04 b/w >&>> Cincy 14

Agassi of Cincy 04 > fed of cincy 14

roddick, hewitt in Cincy 04 better than any one of ferrer, robredo,Murray,Cilic of Cincy 14

Indoor season minus YEC : 14 better

madrid 04 had safin in peak form better than fed of shanghai 14 (exception: semi with similar level)

madrid 04 had agassi, shanghai 14 had djokovic. similar level

simon annoyed fed in the shanghai 14 final. nalby could've played better in Madrid 04 final even if he was up against a superlative Safin.

so about even in the end at Madrid

paris 04 safin ~ paris 14 djokovic

hewitt in paris 04 > anyone else in Paris 14

but Paris 14 had berdych, raonic, nishi, fed, murray. better depth clearly.

edge to Paris 14

So to sum it up , IMO :

2004 AO b/w > and >> 2014 AO

2004 RG b/w < and << 2014 RG

2004 Wim > 2014 Wim

2004 USO b/w > and >> 2014 USO

2004 YEC b/w >&>> 2014 YEC

early HC season minus AO : 2004 > 2014

clay season minus RG : 2004 < 2014 (clearly)

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 > 2014

Indoor season minus YEC : 2004 < 2014

2004 clearly better in slams by some distance

2004 significantly better at the YEC

the non major events in 14 is a little better than 2004 (thanks to clay season)

So 2004 was a significantly better year than 2014 in men's tennis

2004 AO vs 2014 AO : Safin, Federer, Agassi,Hewitt, Nalbandian, Roddick,Ferrero b/w > and >> Wawrinka, Djokovic, Nadal, Berdych, Federer

2004 Fed > 2014 Wawrinka

2004 Agassi ~ 2014 Djokovic

2004 Safin > 2014 Nadal

2004 Nalby > 2014 Fed

2004 Roddick > 2014 Berdych

no equivalents for 2004 Hewitt, 2004 Ferrero honestly

2004 FO vs 2014 FO : Gaudio, Coria, Nalbandian, Kuerten, Moya, Henman, Federer b/w < and << Nadal, Djokovic,Ferrer, Gulbis

2004 with clearly better depth, Nadal/Djoko swings it in favour of 2014 FO obviously

2004 Wim vs 2014 Wim: Federer, Roddick, Ancic, Hewitt, Henman, Grosjean > Djokovic, Federer, Dimi, Raonic, Cilic, Wawrinka, Tsonga

2004 Wim Fed > 2014 Wim Djokovic

2004 Wim Roddick > 2014 Wim Fed

2004 Wim Hewitt > anyone else in Wim 2014

.....

Gap reduces a bit considering Djoko also faced a tricky Stepanek in R2

2004 USO vs 2014 USO: Federer, Agassi, Hewitt, Henman, Roddick, Johansson b/w > and >> Cilic, Nishi, Djoko,Fed,Wawrinka, Raonic, Simon

2004 USO Fed > 2014 USO Cilic

2004 USO Hewitt > 2014 USO Nishi

2004 USO Agassi > 2014 USO Djoko

2004 USO Johansson >~ 2014 USO Raonic

2004 USO Roddick > 2014 USO Wawrinka

2004 USO Henman < 2014 USO Fed

no equivalent for 2014 Simon in 2004 (only one to trouble Cilic)

So 2 slams in 2004 significantly better than in 2014, one significantly better in 2014 and one better in 2004

2004 YEC vs 2014 YEC : Federer, Hewitt, Safin, Roddick b/w > and >> Djokovic, Federer, Stan, Nishi

Federer > Djokovic

Hewitt >~ Federer (Fed was better in RR, but shaky in semi)

Safin > Stan

Roddick ~ Nishi

RR was a complete bloodbath in 2014 YEC in both halves due to weak level and slow surface.

Also no final.

Therefore 2004 YEC b/w > and >> 2014 YEC

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early HC season minus AO : 2004 > 2014 (a little better)

IW 04 had fed, agassi, henman, roddick

IW 14 had djoko, fed, isner, dolgo

Fed IW 04 > Djoko IW 14

Agassi IW 04 >~ Fed IW 14

Henman IW 04 > Isner IW 04

Roddick IW 04 > Dolgo IW 14

IW 04 somewhere b/w > and >> IW 14

Miami 04 : Roddick beat Moya in QF, Coria beat Gonzo in SF.

Miami 14 : Both Nadal/Djokovic got walkover in the semis. Djokovic had another walkover. Nadal beat Raonic, Djokovic beat Murray in QF. Nishi upset Fed.

Miami 04 < Miami 14 (mainly due to Djoko)

Clay season minus RG: 14 better by a clear margin

Monte Carlo 2004 b/w < and << Monte Carlo 2015: Coria, Safin, Nalby, Moya in 2004 b/w < and << Wawrinka, Federer, Djokovic, Ferrer, Nadal

Rome 2004 << Rome 2014: Moya, nalby, Costa in 2004 << Djokovic,Nadal,Ferrer,Murray, Raonic(crap final from nalby)

Hamburg 2004 >> Madrid 2014

Federer came through a draw of Gaudio, Gonzalez, Moya, Hewitt to get to the final. Final was a good one. In 14, Nishi retired due to injury. had beaten ferrer, Lopez. nadal had beaten RBA, berdych.

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 ~ 2014 by a clear margin

Canada 04 ~ Canada 14

Roddick came through to the final easily and Fed beat him convincingly.

Fed had 2 Tbs vs Mirnyi (big server) and an entertaining shotmaking match vs arazi in 1st round, lost 1st set vs Johansson

fed of canada 04 > tsonga of canada 04

roddick of canada 04 >~ fed of canada 14

But Tsonga equalizes with wins over Djoko&Murray

Cincy 04 b/w >&>> Cincy 14

Agassi of Cincy 04 > fed of cincy 14

roddick, hewitt in Cincy 04 better than any one of ferrer, robredo,Murray,Cilic of Cincy 14

Indoor season minus YEC : 14 better

madrid 04 had safin in peak form better than fed of shanghai 14 (exception: semi with similar level)

madrid 04 had agassi, shanghai 14 had djokovic. similar level

simon annoyed fed in the shanghai 14 final. nalby could've played better in Madrid 04 final even if he was up against a superlative Safin.

so about even in the end at Madrid

paris 04 safin ~ paris 14 djokovic

hewitt in paris 04 > anyone else in Paris 14

but Paris 14 had berdych, raonic, nishi, fed, murray. better depth clearly.

edge to Paris 14

So to sum it up , IMO :

2004 AO b/w > and >> 2014 AO

2004 RG b/w < and << 2014 RG

2004 Wim > 2014 Wim

2004 USO b/w > and >> 2014 USO

2004 YEC b/w >&>> 2014 YEC

early HC season minus AO : 2004 > 2014

clay season minus RG : 2004 < 2014 (clearly)

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 > 2014

Indoor season minus YEC : 2004 < 2014

2004 clearly better in slams by some distance

2004 significantly better at the YEC

the non major events in 14 is a little better than 2004 (thanks to clay season)

So 2004 was a significantly better year than 2014 in men's tennis

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