Fans of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray - are you happy with your idol's season?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by tennis_pro, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Towser83

    Towser83 Legend

    May 17, 2011
    Technically you're right that at this moment its a big 3, but over the course of this year it has been a big 4.

    I kind of agree. part of the reason why i started liking djokovic in the first place was because he was the only player apart from federer who looked like he could be a consistently good player who played fairly attacking tennis. Not as much as federer but still way more than Nadal or Murray. sadly djokovic has become more of a grinder, almost as much as Nadal and Murray. though their matches can have amazing rallies its just too much of the same after a while. nothing like the beautiful tennis if federer. best match ups are fed vs djokovic or fed vs Nadal. when its Murray/djokovic/Nadal vs another the one dimensional nature becomes a bore. impressive but not something i would watch again.

    Murray has gotten a bit more attacking now but the speed of courts mean its still a challenge to hit a winner past anyone.
  2. TMF

    TMF Talk Tennis Guru

    Jul 15, 2009
    Any player who win a slam is not a bad season. Nadal won his 8th RG and set a new record. I say that's a great year. The injuries doesn't take away his achievement, as you're suggesting that nullify his RG win.

    Roddick would LOVE to take a half of the year off if given that he gets to win a slam.

    Nadal fans are too demanding.
  3. Mustard

    Mustard Talk Tennis Guru

    Nov 12, 2009
    Cwmbran, Wales
    Yes, I'm happy, although I would have liked to have seen Nadal play after Wimbledon. Nadal has still given that epic Australian Open (even though he lost the final in the end), and domination of the clay-court season in a much better performance than the 2011 clay-court season, where he won an 8th Monte Carlo, a 7th Barcelona, a 6th Rome and a 7th French Open title, as well as winning 3 straight matches against Djokovic.
  4. beast of mallorca

    beast of mallorca Legend

    May 19, 2010
    Ok Clarky, I'll bite.
    The premise that Hitman was alluding to was that the top 4 players have amassed all the Masters 1000, GS AND oLYMPICS this year (as well as the last couple of years basically). And he called them the big 4 because each one has taken a GS + a Masters or 2 etc.

    He did not say big 4 for the past 4 months only. It is the big 4 because they each won a GS and Masters this year and the past as I said. So stop saying that Hitman's claims is a bs. You are the one making bs statements just because you don't like Nadal. At least TRY TO COMPREHEND WHAT is being said. :roll:
  5. kOaMaster

    kOaMaster Hall of Fame

    Jun 10, 2009
    well, to summarize - everyone who is a fan of either one of those four players is more or less happy.

    everyone else playing tennis is degraded to a background artist.
  6. Jackuar

    Jackuar Hall of Fame

    Aug 21, 2012
    I'm absolutely fine with Fed's year. I did want another GS (And I do want more - atleast 1 per year till Rio), but that coming in Wimbledon and also the No.1 was icing on the cake. I wouldn't mind if he fails to defend his last year season-end points but wouldn't give away the WTF - win it even if he loses a match in RR. Infact, lately (Past 2 years), I'm never bothered about his start to the season and till FO; I'm more concerned about his home stretch at the season end - it adds more meaning to his resume and time and again underlines his fitness and ability to last the distance - when others are almost limping home, Fed would romp home :)
  7. Hitman

    Hitman Talk Tennis Guru

    May 2, 2010
    Thanks beast of mallorca. I just ignored her post completely, since it was not worth responding to.

    We know that these four, Roger, Rafa, Novak and Andy are simply a cut above everyone else on the tour. This is a fact that has been proven over and over again in the big events for a very sustained period of time. I think it would be difficult to find a period where there has been such a stanglehold over the sport's big titles by an elite group of players like we are having today. They are literally not letting any single title leave their grasp.

    And what is even more amazing is that the finals of the last nine slams have only had these four in them. So, not only are they taking the big prizes, they are not letting up even on the runner ups spots. Remarkable stuff from these four.
  8. Sabratha

    Sabratha Talk Tennis Guru

    Jun 6, 2012
    I'm happy for all of them.

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