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Old 01-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #106
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Novak misses another chance to win the career year grand slam.

makes it more obvious that 2011 was kinda a fluke year.. he was such a beast that year
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #107
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #108
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Great to see Stan the man take out the Djoker...easily one of my least favorite athletes ever. That's got to be the first time in at least 3-4 years that Djokovic hasn't made the semis. Hopefully Stan or Berdych win it.

Oh and Ivanovic and Kirilenko > Bouchard.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #109
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Novak misses another chance to win the career year grand slam.
He needs the French Open to complete the career slam. I don't think Nadal is giving that up with ease, but Djoko came very close last year against him in the Semis. Djoko actually has 4 Aussie Open titles.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #110
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My thoughts exactly. A stupid question to begin with but a brutal answer.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:49 PM   #111
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Well, she won't answer truthfully of course. And you should have known it when you hear it too.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:08 PM   #112
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It's gonna be Muzza vs Nadal. The 2 best players in the world.

Federer has no chance beating Sir Andrew.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:54 PM   #113
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makes it more obvious that 2011 was kinda a fluke year.. he was such a beast that year
don't be silly. he was the #1 player the year after, and barely missed being the #1 last year, behind one of the greatest players ever. that's three straight years of beastly tennis.

"fluke"... no, just no.
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don't be silly. he was the #1 player the year after, and barely missed being the #1 last year, behind one of the greatest players ever. that's three straight years of beastly tennis.

"fluke"... no, just no.

He won 3 titles in 2011, GOAT level peak, destroyed Rafa... only times rafa lost in a major final since he was pre-prime facing peak roger in 06&07 at wimbledon.

2012 1 title, 2013 1 title...

He clearly hasnt been the same, it was enough for great majors but in 2011 he was a different beast. Dont get me wrong, he's still tennis' dominator right behind Rafa...
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Great to see Stan the man take out the Djoker...easily one of my least favorite athletes ever. That's got to be the first time in at least 3-4 years that Djokovic hasn't made the semis. Hopefully Stan or Berdych win it.

Oh and Ivanovic and Kirilenko > Bouchard.

Made it to 14 straight SF's before this one... roger's streak still at the top
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:16 PM   #116
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Good job, Stan. Ending a 14 streak of losses to Djoko was awesome.

Some players complained about how fast the courts were at tournament beggining, and sure, that is an advantage for Berdych.

Still, Im 50-50 in this one.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #117
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He won 3 titles in 2011, GOAT level peak, destroyed Rafa... only times rafa lost in a major final since he was pre-prime facing peak roger in 06&07 at wimbledon.

2012 1 title, 2013 1 title...

He clearly hasnt been the same, it was enough for great majors but in 2011 he was a different beast. Dont get me wrong, he's still tennis' dominator right behind Rafa...
uh... when you say "title," you mean "major." he won a lot more titles than that.

no, the only guy who dominated majors like that was the arguable GOAT, rod laver.

but i would argue that djokes is not really been much different. better in some ways, a little shaky in some big points, now. but he pushed rafa, and rafa made some adjustments, and now it's everyone's task to adjust to the current rafa. that's just the way it goes IMO. similar thing happened with federer before them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:27 PM   #118
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He started eating gluten again in 2012 which is why he couldn't sustain the dominance.

Before that year he was always overshadowed by Rafa and Federer.. he had something to prove that year. He put in the work and took the throne.

It was no fluke.
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He started eating gluten again in 2012 which is why he couldn't sustain the dominance.

Before that year he was always overshadowed by Rafa and Federer.. he had something to prove that year. He put in the work and took the throne.

It was no fluke.

Yeah no fluke.. used the wrong word, maybe simply should have said he never was that dominant again.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:29 PM   #120
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uh... when you say "title," you mean "major." he won a lot more titles than that.

no, the only guy who dominated majors like that was the arguable GOAT, rod laver.

but i would argue that djokes is not really been much different. better in some ways, a little shaky in some big points, now. but he pushed rafa, and rafa made some adjustments, and now it's everyone's task to adjust to the current rafa. that's just the way it goes IMO. similar thing happened with federer before them.

Hehe are you serious?? Nobody judges these all time greats based on ANYTHING else BUT majors

NEVER heard that before.

Agreed with him pushing rafa, but clearly hes not as consistent as 2011 anymore.
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