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#661 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

Damn Fed had two championship points with serve. Damn

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:06 AM

So in 2003, the year where Jay Gibbons was the MVO and Andre Agassi won the Australian Open, Federer won Wimbledon for the first time.  Counting from 2003 Wimbledon to 2019 Wimbledon, there have been 65 majors played.  Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have won 54 of them.

 

The other winners in that time:

 

Andy Murray - 2012 US Open, 2013 Wimbledon, 2016 Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka - 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open

Andy Roddick - 2003 US Open

Juan Martin Del Potro - 2009 US Open

Marin Cilic - 2014 US Open

Marat Safin - 2005 Australian Open

And some guy named Gaston Gaudio won the 2004 French Open, when Nadal was still only 17.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:27 AM

So in 2003, the year where Jay Gibbons was the MVO and Andre Agassi won the Australian Open, Federer won Wimbledon for the first time.  Counting from 2003 Wimbledon to 2019 Wimbledon, there has been 65 majors played since then.  Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have won 54 of them.

 

The other winners in that time:

 

Andy Murray - 2012 US Open, 2013 Wimbledon, 2016 Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka - 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open

Andy Roddick - 2003 US Open

Juan Martin Del Potro - 2009 US Open

Marin Cilic - 2014 US Open

Marat Safin - 2005 Australian Open

And some guy named Gaston Gaudio won the 2004 French Open, when Nadal was still only 17.

I think Del Potro might have been able to win a few more had it not been for his injuries.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:11 AM

I think Del Potro might have been able to win a few more had it not been for his injuries.

 

Yeah, he was only 20 when he won his US Open.  I think he definitely would have won more.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

So in 2003, the year where Jay Gibbons was the MVO and Andre Agassi won the Australian Open, Federer won Wimbledon for the first time.  Counting from 2003 Wimbledon to 2019 Wimbledon, there have been 65 majors played.  Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have won 54 of them.

 

The other winners in that time:

 

Andy Murray - 2012 US Open, 2013 Wimbledon, 2016 Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka - 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open

Andy Roddick - 2003 US Open

Juan Martin Del Potro - 2009 US Open

Marin Cilic - 2014 US Open

Marat Safin - 2005 Australian Open

And some guy named Gaston Gaudio won the 2004 French Open, when Nadal was still only 17.

 

https://joeposnanski...wimbledon-final

 

 

Let me simply point out two matches:

 
In 2016, Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic in straight sets to win Wimbledon.
 
In 2014, Marin Čilić beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to win the U.S. Open.
 
What do those two matches have to do with anything? Those are the only two grand slam finals since 2005 — the ONLY TWO IN FOURTEEN YEARS going back to when YouTube was created — that did not include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic.
 
This is so mind-boggling it barely registers. Fed, Rafa or Nole played in 57 of the last 59 grand slam finals.
 
Two of them matched up in 22 of those finals.
 

This is impossible. And, at the same time, it is also so self-evident that we already know this.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:02 PM

Djoker in big time trouble, trying to beat a career challenger with a bad left shoulder. Even if he wins today this doesn’t bode well.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:19 PM

Djokovic and Wawrinka right now in the 4th round. This could be a good one

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

Stanimal up two sets to none.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:08 PM

Djoker retired (the match) with a shoulder injury.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 06:54 PM

Serena is locked in.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:00 PM

Serena is locked in.


Really hope she wins the whole damn thing.

No Osaka is huge.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

Fed is in a little trouble
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:27 PM

Fed is now in a lot of trouble.

Seems to be injured as well.
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:14 PM

Fed is now in a lot of trouble.

Seems to be injured as well.

 

Worst tennis I've seen Roger play in.... I don't know.  I mean I think this was worse than against Millman last year.  And before that , probably over a decade.  Injury I'm sure is part of it as Rob mentioned.  In any case there's only one of the big 3 still standing right now.  Great opportunity for Rafa to win #19 and close the Grand Slam gap to 1.  And rack up more weeks ranked #1 as well if Djokovic is out for awhile.  But of course with Rafa an injury could be out of the corner, especially on the HC's that put the most stress on his knees.  He has scheduled less events to play in this year and is playing more offensive tennis, so that may help.  We'll just have to wait and see.  



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:57 PM

Serena in some trouble. Looks like she will lose the first set and Andreescu is playing great.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

So Nadal won number 19.  4 PM on a Sunday afternoon was not a good time for me so I missed most of this.  I actually forgot about the match in the evening and checked on it around 830 or so to see who won, I was surprised to see that Medvedev had battled back to force a 5th set.   I caught the last couple of games of the match Medvedev really made Rafa work for it.

 

Obviously health will be a big key, but you have to think there's a good chance that Nadal gets at least one more (most likely a French) and equals Feds.   I'm not sure how it shakes out, but I kind of like the idea of seeing all 3 finish at 20 and then the next generation comes along and starts winning some titles.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:30 AM

So Nadal won number 19. 4 PM on a Sunday afternoon was not a good time for me so I missed most of this. I actually forgot about the match in the evening and checked on it around 830 or so to see who won, I was surprised to see that Medvedev had battled back to force a 5th set. I caught the last couple of games of the match Medvedev really made Rafa work for it.

Obviously health will be a big key, but you have to think there's a good chance that Nadal gets at least one more (most likely a French) and equals Feds. I'm not sure how it shakes out, but I kind of like the idea of seeing all 3 finish at 20 and then the next generation comes along and starts winning some titles.


I would be surprised if he doesn't end up with more than 20. Same with Novak. Health is the x factor of course.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

I would be surprised if he doesn't end up with more than 20. Same with Novak. Health is the x factor of course.

Assuming health, Nadal wins the French next year in all likelihood to tie Federer.  Nadal is always terrible in Australia, so I doubt he wins that.  Fed could but I tend to think he is done winning majors.  The injuries for Fed could start to mount but I am just not sure if he will continue to give a great effort for 2 weeks.


His last chance may have been Wimbledon when he had multiple championship points.  I suppose as long as he is healthy, he will always have a chance, especially at Wimbledon, but I think he is done.

 

Novak will end up with the most wins I believe.

 

The debate is interesting on who the GOAT is regardless of the major wins.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:10 PM

Coco Gauff beat Venus again.

 

Still can't believe this kid is just 15.


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

I’ll save SG the post: tennis player I’ve heard of in deep trouble before the semifinals (Serena down a break and a set to Wang who is playing flawless thus far)

Edit: Serena lost in 3.
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