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#241 bnickle

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

LEGGO Novak.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:16 PM

You're an odd bird

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

Dude has his back up against the wall with this out of line crowd. Have to appreciate that. Up 2 sets to 1. Finish it here in the 4th

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

Novak wins the third. Fed with too many key errors.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:07 PM

Novak early break in the 4th. Interesting to see if he stays healthy who challenges him the next few years. He could be on 15 GS titles by the end of '17.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:27 PM

Such a stud. Great to have a tennis thread and discussion. What makes this place great.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:42 PM

He's the second best player in the world...and has very little chance to beat the best.
He probably will be lucky to win a set...hope he wins though.

  

I don't give a fuck about the rankings.
He was playing great at Wimbeldon too...and Djoker beat him in 4 sets.
Look, I hope Fed wins. I agree with Branden, what he is doing is remarkable. It just seems when the bright lights are on, Fed can't beat him.


As I was saying...
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:42 PM

Fed made it interesting there, but couldn't get the break point.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:44 PM

Novak early break in the 4th. Interesting to see if he stays healthy who challenges him the next few years. He could be on 15 GS titles by the end of '17.



I don't pay enough attention to know if anyone will rise to challenge him in the next couple years so it may just come down to health and consistent motivation.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:47 PM

I love how pure a sport tennis is btw. True one on one and with challenge system any officiating errors are overruled.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:47 PM

Fed made it interesting there, but couldn't get the break point.


Seems like he is always right there but isn't able to win that key point.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:48 PM

I love how pure a sport tennis is btw. True one on one and with challenge system any officiating errors are overruled.


And the challenge system is flawless. It's quick and accurate. All that you can ask for.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:49 PM

I love how pure a sport tennis is btw. True one on one and with challenge system any officiating errors are overruled.



I would actually like to get more into tennis. It is great.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:51 PM

The lack of an American male to really get behind lessens my interest.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:54 PM

I appreciate the brilliance of the era. It's the golden era. Truely 3 of the 5 best to ever play going at each other. Quite possibly even the 3 greatest ever.Coming towards the end of it now. Why a non American doesn't bother me. There has been some truely classic tennis matches the last 10 years.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:56 PM

The lack of an American male to really get behind lessens my interest.



That doesn't matter all that much to me.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:14 PM

The lack of an American male to really get behind lessens my interest.


Brandon's above post is spot on....however, this is why tennis isn't bigger than it is, at least here.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:28 PM

Does Fed continuing to play at a very high level, but consistently coming up short against his rivals, help or hurt his legacy?



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:44 PM

Does Fed continuing to play at a very high level, but consistently coming up short against his rivals, help or hurt his legacy?


I think, because of his age, people will say what he is accomplishing is pretty great. He already has the record, so he is just adding to his resume.

I don't know how many regular tourneys he is winning either.
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:48 PM

I think, because of his age, people will say what he is accomplishing is pretty great. He already has the record, so he is just adding to his resume.

I don't know how many regular tourneys he is winning either.

 

He's still winning some of those, which is part of why he's ranked #2. 

 

To me it helps his legacy because it's pretty remarkable given his age and the talent he has to compete against. However, I do think that a lot of people will hold these losses versus Novak and Nadal against him since at the end of their careers they will be measured against each other.






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