A beautiful moment has slipped away, for all of us...

Sunny014

Legend
Okay, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Serena are fools. And Srdjan is not... :giggle:
Yup, in this aspect Srdjan is not.

Olympics is trash for tennis, nobody in their right mind would risk injury and burnout to sacrifice the USO and travel to Tokyo, he should have skipped it and been fresh for the USO, he would have beaten Medvedev in the final in 4 tight sets.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Novak's decision to travel to tokyo and he carelessly hitting that lady on her throat cost him 2 USO, he could have had 5 USOs today and been on 22 slams and would have been the GOAT.
 

skaj

Legend
Yup, in this aspect Srdjan is not.

Olympics is trash for tennis, nobody in their right mind would risk injury and burnout to sacrifice the USO and travel to Tokyo, he should have skipped it and been fresh for the USO, he would have beaten Medvedev in the final in 4 tight sets.
Of course, Srdjan is right, and the Olympics are trash. ;)
 
Perhaps you need the benefit of age to know how sad it was to see the Grand Slam slip away last night.

When Laver won the Grand Slam in 69, when I was a young man, I took it for granted that I would see other attempts: some would succeed, some would fail. Yet here we are 52 years later -and I am no longer a young man -and only one male player has got within touching distance of the summit.

When you are young, you think opportunities will always come along, there will always be another chance.
As the song says:
"Life had no reason and life had no rhyme,
I knew there were mountains to climb,
but at the time I thought I had time".
But time is the one thing we have less of every second.

I'm devastated that I didn't get to see a second Grand Slam. I very much doubt I'll live to see another one. I'll never understand the bitterness of people who can be glad that Djokovic failed. And I say that as a Nadal fan. It would have been a memory as a tennis fan you would have held forever. You would have been able to tell your grandkids you saw the Grand Slam be achieved.

I'll just have to add experiencing the Grand Slam in 1969 to my ever-growing list of beautiful things I once experienced but will never experience again: seeing David Bowie in concert, shaking hands with my sporting hero, Muhammad Ali, standing on the top of the twin towers.

All of these moments have been lost in time. Like tears in rain...
 

ibbi

Legend
Hey, you got to see a qualifier win a major title. You will always be able to say you saw that first time in history, much more likely to never be repeated feat.
 
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Sunny014

Legend
Yes, yes, tell those silly people who know nothing about tennis, Federer, Nadal, Serena, Djokovic, that the Olympics are trash.
I don't have to tell them anything, facts tell them that for me.
Novak lost USO, he must be thinking that his dad was right.
 

skaj

Legend
I don't have to tell them anything, facts tell them that for me.
Novak lost USO, he must be thinking that his dad was right.
Yet, they still think the Olympics are one of the greatest prizes. I guess you know more about tennis than they do.
And Srdjan too, of course.
 
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R. Schweikart

Professional
I don't have to tell them anything, facts tell them that for me.
Novak lost USO, he must be thinking that his dad was right.
I think if Nole hadn't played the Olympics he might have lost to Zverev in the USO semis.

You logic is like this:
I think Djokovic better should have beaten his wife everyday this summer.
He didn't.
And lost at the USO.
See, I'm right - he should have better beaten his wife.
 
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