Federer. Nadal. The Sandy Reckoning.

#53
Come on. Make this fun.

Put something behind your boasts.

I know some of the loudmouths are reading this.

If this offer doesn't strike your fancy, make another one.

I'm all ears.
You need to find a new hobby, if this is the kind of nonsense that excites you. Placing a bet to see who leaves a forum? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

You should try the great outdoors sometime. Fresh air is good for you.
 
#55
LOL

@ABCD , @Sport guys, I thought that you are all for the bets?

That is your chance, don't miss it.

:-D:-D:-D
All of these noisy gentlemen are passing up a golden opportunity to bolster their self-respect!

As I've mentioned, I'm even amenable to a modified wager.

Time's a-wasting. Unless someone steps up to the plate, I fear that the lot of them will have lost some credibility. :cry:
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#56
All of these noisy gentlemen are passing up a golden opportunity to bolster their self-respect!

As I've mentioned, I'm even amenable to a modified wager.

Time's a-wasting. Unless someone steps up to the plate, I fear that the lot of them will have lost some credibility. :cry:
It is even more amusing to me, knowing that @ABCD walks around talking big and trying to involve others in the same practice, but doesn't respond here, despite of the golden opportunity. He even alludes to others as "brave" to imply fear to take a bet.

Just the height of hilarity.

:cool:
 
#57
It is even more amusing to me, knowing that @ABCD walks around talking big and trying to involve others in the same practice, but doesn't respond here, despite of the golden opportunity. He even alludes to others as "brave" to imply fear to take a bet.

Just the height of hilarity.

:cool:
Four notable TTW "rabble-rousers" have opted out, thus far.

Wondering whether a list might come in handy here. ;)
 
#65
I mean, sure.

He'll gripe; he'll troll. Real unmerciful, too!

But will he do it with any conviction? Unlikely. :cry:
He can't be stopped!

Is this dude mortal?! :eek:

Nadal has a mega bloodbath against Khachanov in the next round, while Federer will play against the freakin Hungarian Goulash. Of course fresh as a daisy Fed will be favourite against a tired Nadal in the SF. No freaking doubt about that! ;)
 
#73
I'm not sure how long that defense holds water.

That's been the go-to for a few Federer, um, detractors ( :) ) for quite a little while.

I'll just reiterate what I've said before elsewhere: if Federer had any difficulty whatsoever with someone five+ years his senior, I'd have reservations about calling him the GOAT.
if that isn't the most situational, hypocritical nonsense i've ever seen on these boards, and thats saying alot :rolleyes:

so i guess its somehow OK to be called GOAT while losing consecutive times to someone 5 years younger while you are in your physical prime???

how idiotic and approaching shameful.

i have to often wonder are some of you fedephants (and djokonationalists as well, although they're not nearly as insecure for whatever reason) Federer fans or simply Nadal haters?

BTW, Nadal has beaten Federer 4-5 times in a row, at least 3x throughout their careers!

bite on that and let it marinate real well
 
#74
How could I forget about this fan?

Your big moment is nearly here, sir!

Will you seize?!
you're clearly over estimating your relevance and probably your demigod's prowess.

Nadal has eaten up and owned Future Fed, while that same player has caused Federer much difficulty.

However, there is always Nadal's injury/body concerns, which he has dealt with recently. in real tennis age, Nadal is as old, if not older than Federer.

so we shall see.
 
#77
just saw highlights of Nadal's last match.

there is something wrong with his wrist. he's slapping his FH and not following thru with his hand entirely. to compensate he's hitting harder.

i still will favor him if he make it to the semis, against RF, and can move, but it won't be easy.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#78
just saw highlights of Nadal's last match.

there is something wrong with his wrist. he's slapping his FH and not following thru with his hand entirely. to compensate he's hitting harder.

i still will favor him if he make it to the semis, against RF, and can move, but it won't be easy.
Do you expect to see the same issue by, say, the Rome tournament.

Also, you have come to the right thread.

:cool:
 
#80
Do you expect to see the same issue by, say, the Rome tournament.

Also, you have come to the right thread.

:cool:
Obviously, I hope not.

we shall see.

Nadal fans are lucky that we got two good years out of him after his last slump (2017 and 2018 overall, although he was injured during periods in each of those). his body is breaking down, period. we just hope he's healthy at the right times (obviously for the French) to add to his legacy. i would also love for him to finally win Miami.

and also, i would have had no idea about this ridiculous thread unless the OP had tagged me in.

i'll cut you some slack since you've had some decent post recently.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#81
Obviously, I hope not.

we shall see.

Nadal fans are lucky that we got two good years out of him after his last slump (2017 and 2018 overall, although he was injured during periods in each of those). his body is breaking down, period. we just hope he's healthy at the right times (obviously for the French) to add to his legacy. i would also love for him to finally win Miami.

and also, i would have had no idea about this ridiculous thread unless the OP had tagged me in.

i'll cut you some slack since you've had some decent post recently.
I was thinking the other day: his foot issue has been completely forgotten, no mentioning of the knees, last year convenient injury before the clay season, nothing during it, etc.

What should be the level of delusion to keep repeating the same story? The guy is 32 heading into 33 and the only reason to not be #1 is Djokovic. I don't know about his body breaking down, but 2/3rds of the tour are in worse condition than him, so, I think not.

The thread was meant for those who would like to participate. I also think that bets are silly, but you have got to know what transpired with this betting business to know where the OP is coming from. I suppose he got the idea exactly from the same people that now call it ridiculous etc.

Very generous of you to cut me some slack. I desperately need that. Thank you!

:love:
 
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#82
I was thinking the other day: his foot issue has been completely forgotten, no mentioning of the knees, last year convenient injury before the clay season, nothing during it, etc.

What should be the level of delusion to keep repeating the same story? The guy is 32 heading into 33 and the only reason to not be #1 is Djokovic. I don't know about his body breaking down, but 2/3rds of the tour are in worse condition than him, so I think not.

The thread was meant as those who would like to participate. I also think that bets are silly, but you have got to know what transpired with this betting business to know where the OP is coming from. I suppose he got the idea exactly from the same people that now announce it ridiculous etc.

Very generous of you to cut me some slack. I desperately need that. Thank you!

:love:
well i'm not really worried about 2/3s of the tour. there are only a handful of players that give Nadal trouble especially if he isn't fully fit.

the fact that he made it to the Aussie final this year with an abdominal strain shows that, but then look what happened in the final. he needs to be fully fit to compete with Djokovic and Federer.

and yes, of course his body is breaking down. he's even being more selective with his clay season, skipping masters to more exploit his chances of winning the French and masters he likes the most.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#83
well i'm not really worried about 2/3s of the tour. there are only a handful of players that give Nadal trouble especially if he isn't fully fit.

the fact that he made it to the Aussie final this year with an abdominal strain shows that, but then look what happened in the final. he needs to be fully fit to compete with Djokovic and Federer.

and yes, of course his body is breaking down. he's even being more selective with his clay season, skipping masters to more exploit his chances of winning the French and masters he likes the most.
Whether he is fully fit/prepared enough to meet Djokovic is not and has never been the main contention of the claims about Nadal's injury woes. It is the general sentiment that he is constantly injured, his body is falling apart, his knees bla bla, yet he is as fit as a 33 years old player can be and ravages through the tour on arguably the most demanding surface such as clay. Surely, the aforementioned grave career threatening injuries are yet again long forgotten, and the knees are better than they were when he was supposedly before the exit because of them. Such mental gymnastics required to forget all this now are quite the feat, so kudos to those who can make them.

Somehow the phrase "his body is breaking down" loses its meaning and becomes a mere parody, when he outlasts 10-15 years his juniors and basically most everyone on tour for large parts of the season. Other than that, skipping tournaments is not exclusively part of his effort to avoid injuries. All players of his age do it to a lesser or greater extent. The tour has even put an official practice in place which acknowledges this situation.

:cool:
 
#86
This is really a bullying thread and approach you are taking thru out it.

You're lucky it hasn't been taken down.

I decided to let you keep it since you have so little in your life. But you're pushing it, Wawrinka.
*shakes head*

You've gotta wonder how this dude's still here. Matter of time, I reckon.

Mods... kind of got a duty here, no? Stalking's cool on your site?

@125downthemiddle You do you, stalker. Sleaze is what you do best, after all. :)
 
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