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Old 12-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Tennis Season 2017 Discussion Thread

Lets keep the other for general/historical talk, maybe even some playing stuff.

Australian Open are ahead of us.

I started this one two days earlier because I wanna point out that Rafa looked great in his comeback yesterday

He beat Berdych 6-0 6-4 in the Abu Dhabi Exhibition, and currently just breadsticked Raonic in the first set (6-1)!

http://www.thenational.ae/sport/tenn...h-my-forehands

Looks like we might have one of those classic Rafa comeback campaigns on our hands... would do so good for the sport.

Roger has looked good in his practices according to most, as well. Plus he even streamed his last, and then answered a bunch of fan questions on Periscope (you could tell he prefered the Rafa related questions, but they didn't come enough).

For a great 2017 with Fedal!
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I been waiting for the Rafa comeback for a couple of years
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:16 AM   #3
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I been waiting for the Rafa comeback for a couple of years

bro it was there last year, he was the best in the clay season then the wrist took him out (damn babolat racquets)
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:15 AM   #5
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Looks like we might have one of those classic Rafa comeback campaigns on our hands... would do so good for the sport.
i doubt it, and i think he's done at this point.

time for some younger players to break through.
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i doubt it, and i think he's done at this point.

time for some younger players to break through.

which tennis fan could possibly be against a rejuvenated Nadal?


Anyway, Federer looked reeeal good too...super aggressive forehand, smacked it harder than he has for a while.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:51 AM   #7
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I'm not sure if it's because we have been spoiled the last 30 odd years or so, but I'm not seeing the young talent that screams "all-time great".


We've had the Agassi's, Sampras's, Rafters, Nadal's, Federer's, Murray's but now you see average talented players, but without the mental aspect of the game.


Guy's like Tomic, Dimitrov, Kyrios, Thiem, Zverev etc just don't have that prodigious talent we've been so accustomed to over the years.


Maybe I'm wrong, but those guys are a bit underwhelming for me.
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I think we'll see a significant decline from Fedal this year. Age catches up. Rafa peaked early and is on the way down. Federer is 36 and needs a wheelchair. I just don't see how these two can compete in best of 5 set matches at slams.
The only thing giving them a glimmer of hope is that Novak was a shell of himself the last 6 months of 2016. If he doesn't pick it up and the younger lads (Milos and Demitrov and Co. ), everyone could be in with a look-in because I don't expect Murray to be consistent across all slams. He's usually hit or miss.
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I'm not sure if it's because we have been spoiled the last 30 odd years or so, but I'm not seeing the young talent that screams "all-time great".


We've had the Agassi's, Sampras's, Rafters, Nadal's, Federer's, Murray's but now you see average talented players, but without the mental aspect of the game.


Guy's like Tomic, Dimitrov, Kyrios, Thiem, Zverev etc just don't have that prodigious talent we've been so accustomed to over the years.


Maybe I'm wrong, but those guys are a bit underwhelming for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsq0w5GtIM

did you see the match? Zverev is exactly that.

Had a funny moment too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27z_HfxvqnE
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:54 AM   #12
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Rafa beats #51 M. Zverev 6-1 6-1!
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So Dimitrov deservedly wins Brisbane, after beating Thiem, Raonic (who had eliminated Nadal) and then Nishikori in the final. Well done Grigor! Here's hoping (not too confidently) for his breakout year at last!
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Might end up going to the Aus Open this year. Been 3 years since I've last gone. Such a well run event. Encourage anyone who is down this time of year to go.
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So Dimitrov deservedly wins Brisbane, after beating Thiem, Raonic (who had eliminated Nadal) and then Nishikori in the final. Well done Grigor! Here's hoping (not too confidently) for his breakout year at last!

As much as i want i him to do well, im afraid the next hoe will just suck out his spirit as usual.
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