This is the greatest break of serve of all time...

acintya

Legend
yeah!!!! and we call federer and nadal goats LOL.
they all feared djokovic in his prime more than any other guy

i guess federer and nadal both cried before a match with djoko and im even not his fine.

so. **** the numbeer of slams,djoko nadal and federer are together three best players of all time
 

1477aces

Hall of Fame
yeah!!!! and we call federer and nadal goats LOL.
they all feared djokovic in his prime more than any other guy

i guess federer and nadal both cried before a match with djoko and im even not his fine.

so. **** the numbeer of slams,djoko nadal and federer are together three best players of all time
Lmao Novak wasn't anything to fear till after fed's prime, or certainly his peak, was over.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Lmao Novak wasn't anything to fear till after fed's prime, or certainly his peak, was over.
To be fair, amor y paz was only turning 19 when peak fedr won 3 slams in '06. He certainly was to be feared just two years later and absolutely dreaded in two years' more time.
 

jimjam

Professional
Fedr


No really. Fedr

Basel 2002 vs Roddick


Broke roddick in that game, and probably contributed to their lopsided H2H for years to come!

Of course Fed is the better player, but sometimes an early impression can really have long-term impact on how future games play out.

I mean Roddick is smiling after some of these points :D
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Broke roddick in that game, and probably contributed to their lopsided H2H for years to come!

Of course Fed is the better player, but sometimes an early impression can really have long-term impact on how future games play out.

I mean Roddick is smiling after some of these points :D
Throw stick at opponent. Nobody is mad
 

maxrenn

Legend
Can someone who remembers the context explain why Nadal was slicing almost every backhand?!

Don't remember what the deal was.
It won him the match, it was the answer he needed to the Djokovic challenge on hard court and it worked. Great match!
 
How about Ivanisevic v Sampras in the fourth set of Wimbledon 1998?

Or Sampras v Agassi in the 10th game of the first set of the US Open 1995?

As for the OP, I remembered that rally as being much better than I now think it was having watched it again after a four-year gap. Nadal's slicing all the time, the ball's bouncing really high, and it's just not possible to penetrate through the court. Far too defensive a rally for my taste.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
2 years back to back saving 2 match points?
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The answer, it seems, is the gorillas' raw, vegan diet (devoid of animal protein), which requires hours upon hours of eating only plants to provide enough calories to support their mass.
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
Remember seeing this rally live. It was sick. Maybe not the best shots we have seen throughout the rally but the tention and the fact that these two were going at it made it so good, and also it was a CRUCIAL BP. Incredible defence by djokovic being able to return so much at the end and break him down.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
The greatest break of serve can't be a break against Djoker since Novak has never had a big serve. :rolleyes: It's totally absurd and shows no depth of understanding of even recent tennis history. Breaking Pete Sampras or Goran in a 500 event is a greater feat than breaking Djoker's serve in a slam final. Try breaking Becker's serve on carpet. Breaking anyone's serve on a medium-paced HC like the USO is child's play comparing to getting your racket on a Pete, Stich or Becker serve on grass.

Not everything Nadal does on the tennis court is "the greatest." The hyperbole is beyond belief.
 
The greatest break of serve can't be a break against Djoker since Novak has never had a big serve. :rolleyes: It's totally absurd and shows no depth of understanding of even recent tennis history. Breaking Pete Sampras or Goran in a 500 event is a greater feat than breaking Djoker's serve in a slam final. Try breaking Becker's serve on carpet. Breaking anyone's serve on a medium-paced HC like the USO is child's play comparing to getting your racket on a Pete, Stich or Becker serve on grass.

Not everything Nadal does on the tennis court is "the greatest." The hyperbole is beyond belief.
Umm.....it's Novak breaking Nadal's serve I'm talking about.
 

ForumMember

Hall of Fame
Lmao Novak wasn't anything to fear till after fed's prime, or certainly his peak, was over.
"Prime", "Peak" "Mono" 'back" all these are inventions to excuse Fed losses. You are prime when you win wimby without dropping a set. Fed has not been able to compete with Djokovic and Nadal. He is good for Roddicks and Hewitts only.
 

1477aces

Hall of Fame
"Prime", "Peak" "Mono" 'back" all these are inventions to excuse Fed losses. You are prime when you win wimby without dropping a set. Fed has not been able to compete with Djokovic and Nadal. He is good for Roddicks and Hewitts only.
The 08 win by Novak was for sure against prime fed. But most would say his prime ended somewhere in 2010 ... fed's prime was 04-10 roughly, djokovic was 2011-2016. Both have beat each other outside their primes, but the closest to prime level playing each other was prob their matches in 2010-2011 which were close, very competitive, drama filled, and high quality.
 
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