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28 November 2015 - 12:33pm

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9 February 2016 - 8:57pm
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Novak Djokovic was once again the boss on recently closed Australian open, the man looks in great shape once again and the most impressive thing for me is the way he maintain that great level of play for months or even maybe more than a year now, really amazing.

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3 more hours for the final in Miami between Djokovic and Nishikori. I'm sure it will be a great game, i just hope that Nishikori will reach to win at least a set

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3 April 2016 - 7:53pm
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Nole is really unstoppable these days, won relatively easy against Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 and one more tournament win. With that domination I think it's about time for him to win the only missing big title in his career, that of Roland Garros.

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7 May 2016 - 3:00pm
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Andy Murray just beat Nadal and qualified in the final at Madrid and will face Djokovic or Nishikori that will play again after the final in Miami. I'm almost sure that Nole will pass to the final but you'll never know, Nishikori is still one of the best players.

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9 May 2016 - 6:27pm
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Novak Djokovic won a record 29th Masters title on Sunday in Madrid, beating Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to claim the title for the second time and moves ahead of Rafael Nadal who has 28 Masters titles.

At the doubles, Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) and Horia Tecau (ROU), the third seeds, won the Madrid Open after seeing off defending champions Rohan Bopanna (IND) and Florin Mergea (ROU) in a thrilling final which the Romanian-Dutch team won 6-4, 7-6

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9 May 2016 - 10:25pm
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Hopefully Djokovic could make his break true on Rolland Garros this season, the only grand slam title he has never won.Last season he was very close after unbeaten clay court season and I believe this time he'll succeed.

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3 June 2016 - 9:38pm
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French Open.
Andy Murray was great today against Wawrinka on the semifinal while in the other one Thiem was no match for Djokovic so it looks like would be a great final in Sunday.

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3 June 2016 - 11:21pm
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Do you think this year Djokovic will finally win the French? It looked all too easy for him last night.

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5 June 2016 - 8:33pm
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Sorry for the late answer Ed, wasn't home yesterday, obviously my answer is yes Joking
But really he's too good and dominated player in the last years and obviously the fact that he hasn't won French Open before was just somewhat of accidental really. He had played at the final couple of times before so it was just matter of time I think. Yeah Federer was missing and Nadal left the tournament injured but has played well in the first rounds and despite that I think Djokovic would have a good chance to win it even if both those were still in it.

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6 July 2016 - 10:13pm
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After Djokovic left the tournament so early I think Federer and Murray have a great chance to win itt.
It could be the last chance for a GS title for Federer who will face Raonic for the place in final.
In the other semi Murray looks like a strong favourite against Berdych and maybe he also deserves a title after so many loses recently in finals of the GS tournaments from Djokovic.

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8 July 2016 - 9:03pm
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Big win for Raonic against Federer in five sets today, funny but earlier this week I thought it's about time for the young Canadian to make something significant at Grand Slam tournament, too bad I didn't have the balls to bet on that one Erm

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11 July 2016 - 9:25pm
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Murray won the title in the absence of Djokovic and Nadal and it's only the 3rd GS title for him, all three under Ivan Lendl who recently returns as Andy's coach and the result came up immediately. Great result for him especially when we know how many big finals he lost in the last years.

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13 July 2016 - 5:23am
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Yeah he must have been cheering to see Djokovic and Federer knocked out before he had to play them. It certainly eliminated his major opposition and made it a lot easier.

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13 July 2016 - 7:18pm
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No doubt Ed although in his previous spell with Lendl as coach he won two GS titles (his only ones) and Olympic games title and if I'm not mistaken in all three occasions he beet Djokovic so Murray probably could do it again just because of moral boost that Lendl is again his coach.
Who knows I think this could be the last great chance of Federer to won a Grand Slam title.

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5 September 2016 - 8:56pm
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It was quite a match between Nadal and Lucas Pouille yesterday at US Open, Never saw that French guy before in play but he has everything, quite a promise for the future, really becomes my favourite player from just a single match that I've seen him Thumb Up
Glad to see some new fresh faces in bot man and women's rankings, and some of them looking to be real contenders for the big events in future, there are couple of British guys plus that French guy who defeated Nadal and Latvian and Chezch girls - all of them impressive.
Maybe I forgot someone but I think tennis needed that, some exiting new players which aren't afraid by anyone, have been a while since there was the last such wave in this sport.

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6 September 2016 - 12:18am
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Yes I agree. It gets a bit stale seeing the same players win the majors over and over. The other day Wawrinka had a huge 5 set battle against Evans who I have never seen before. That said I was just watching Murray in the middle of demolishing Dimitrov at the moment, doesn't look like a surprise is on the cards there.

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6 September 2016 - 10:03pm
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Yes Murray looks on top of his form, would be surprise for me if he doesn't lift the trophy in the end.
Pouille wasn't close at all to his performance against Nadal and lost to Monfis in straight sets, but maybe quite logical after three 5 setters previously.

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8 September 2016 - 5:00pm
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Yes Murray looks on top of his form, would be surprise for me if he doesn't lift the trophy in the end.

Never asked Nishikori though Joking
I think he deserves to play on the final, Djokovic - Monfis have to be a nice one too.

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9 September 2016 - 1:26am
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lol you cursed him!

Actually I would like to see Nishikori go on and win it. He made the final 2 years ago but was well beaten then. I read somewhere that he would be the first Asian to win a grand slam but I don't think that is true - I am sure Michael Chang won one at some stage? Although I guess he would have been classed as American.

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9 September 2016 - 9:48am
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lol you cursed him!

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It's quite a debate if Cheng could be categorized as the first Asian who won GS or not.
He's born and raised in the states and he's all the way product of the American tennis system but his parents are Asians, I guess you could say he would never win a GS if he weren't based in US, but probably you could say the same about Nishikori who came to States long time ago so I guess both statements (there is/wasn't Asian who won a GS tounament) are true/wrong depending of the point of view.
The only difference between Cheng and Nishikori is that the one of the is US born and the other came as a boy so it's only matter of which country you represent in the end I guess.

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9 September 2016 - 9:57am
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Forgot to mention Nishikori didn't won a GS tournament still, I'm supporting Djokovic all the way but let's put it that way- I won't be disappointed to see Nishikori lifts the trophy.
But let's wait and see what will happen in the semis first because I guess Monfils and Wawrinka have other ideas and there was quite few upsets at the tournament all ready, still my biggest wish about it is to see Djokovic - Nishikori final.

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Nishikori is up one set at the moment. An interesting thing I just found out is that Chang is Nishikori's coach.

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Nishikori is up one set at the moment. An interesting thing I just found out is that Chang is Nishikori's coach.

Yes mate, I though you know that, I think it's more than year since Chang is in his team, too bad Nishikori had a strength for just set and a half, he looked exhausted for the biggest part after that.

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12 September 2016 - 9:22pm
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"Stan the man" has 3 victories in 3 grand slam finals and had won all 11 finals he had played, that's what I call efficiency. Obviously it's harder for him getting there but no problems after that.
Djokovic is far away from his best lately both physically and mentally I think.

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That is an amazing statistic. The ultimate big game player?

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Interesting question Ed - maybe,

I guess he became really strong in the head after that work with the sport psychologist guy, it was unbelievable transformation I think because I remember Wawrinka before that, in his early years - he was so sloppy in the vital matches against tougher opponents, he literally loosed every time already won matches against the top players and now he just couldn't lost such match, so it's all in the head I guess.

maybe this article explains some parts of his mindset when he's on court.

http://www.sportspsychologytennis.com/winning-ugly-when-not-playing-your...

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Interesting article. I also read that he was having a bit of a panic attack or something before the US Open final the other day. Obviously he was able to get over it!

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19 September 2016 - 12:51pm
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Didn't heard about that Ed, but yes he certainly get over it, there wasn't any signs at the court anyway.
Just the other way round, like in the final and in some of the previous matches he played his best tennis after set down, really unusual psychological adjustment.

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Here's a clip of what he said:

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A third trip to the final of a grand slam and a third title in three years is testament to that. And he clearly boasts a remarkable poker face as well.

While he displayed only positive emotion on court, Wawrinka later conceded pre-match nerves that have worsened the more successful he has become, drove him to tears before the final.

“I had to pull my shit together,” he said. “I was really nervous like never before. I was shaking in the locker. When we start (talking) five minutes before the match … I start to cry.

“In the fourth set I had some pain, but most important was what was clear with Magnus before, (which) was not to show anything. Give everything and keep fighting and go try to win it.”

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It seems strange for so experienced player to be so nervous before a game, even though a US Open final but that just shows how our mind cold play some tricks and even at this level and on these highly trained body and minds of the professional athletes.

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