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28 November 2015 - 12:33pm

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23 November 2016 - 9:00pm
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Murray is undisputed N1 now after defeated Djokovic on the last ATP tournament final, I read somewhere the Novak and his coach Becker have separated (not sure though) after the match and Andy Murray who was trying to bring back Ivan Lendl for the bigger part of the last couple of years showing now why that was so important for him.
Definitely worth the effort although I think it's all in Murray's head.

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25 November 2016 - 6:26am
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I know tennis places a lot of importance on the rankings but I don't think Murray is the best in the world. Nadal has been injured for a lot of this year (Federer too I think) and I suspect that has probably skewed the rankings a little. Anyway good luck to him, I'll be surprised if he holds the ranking for long.

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25 November 2016 - 12:40pm
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Yes probably Ed, although the only one who could move him from the top realistically is Djokovic, Federer couldn't be at his best for a long period any more he's in the end of his career, Nadal had a lot of injuries over the past years and I thought that might happen even in his early days, years ago because of his style which is so exhausting for the body.
To be honest I don't think neither of Murray, Djokovic or Nadal is the most talented player out there, those are the ultimate fighters but in the last 10-15 years tennis became a sport of survival not of talent.

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17 January 2017 - 1:27am
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After first Grand Slam tournament for the year is already under-way and I would like to see how the mighty duel between Murray and Djokovic will continue after the tough half a year for the Serbian, he already defeated Andy once this season and maybe he would be back?
Or maybe Nadal, Federer could still be a contenders, or maybe someone else could step up..?

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24 January 2017 - 3:27am
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With Murray and Djokovic out from Australian open we should ask ourselfs who is going to win it.
Federer - for whom this could be the last real chance? Nadal who's career is on the down side in the last couple of season but he stay one of the favs or Wawrinka who won a few GS titles allready?
I would like to see a new face at the top...

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24 January 2017 - 5:14am
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Yes there have been a couple of big shocks in this tournament which is always great to see. I wouldn't mind seeing the Fed win one more time. If I had to pick someone else I'd go for Tsonga, just for someone completely out of left field. Though he just lost the first set in a tie breaker to Wawrinka so it isn't looking good so far.

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24 January 2017 - 10:29pm
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Should be very interesting, with Dimitrov still in the tournament I can't support any other guy and to be honest I don't like any of them.
If I have to choose would be Raonic or Nadal but it doesn't looking likely,anyway both Swiss guys are a bit malicious under cover I think, not obviously mean like Murray or Naval maybe, never been a Federer fan so...let's see how all that is going to end.

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25 January 2017 - 11:55pm
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Dimitrov in the semis and he'll face Nadal, great chance for him but I doubt he could convert it, a lot of toughness needed at this late stages of the tournament, and Grigor didn't show he has it before, he's like 1-30 wins against Nadal and Federer combined, and I'm not sure about...that 1 😀

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27 January 2017 - 9:02pm
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So, what a match between Nadal and Dimitrov, amazing battle and Grigor was really close although Rafa was always the favourite to go trough. I watched the match without first couple of sets but it was great really, I'm sure Federer is happy from that match length too.
I could predict Dimitrov should win a grand slam title sooner or later if he continues to develop, certainly the talent is there but that was never a secret.

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29 January 2017 - 7:54pm
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Well I think it wasn't surprising that Federer won it in the end, Nadal was exhausted from the 5 hour semi final with Dimitrov and it was really a time for Federer to break Nadal's dominance although it's been quite long ago when they meat each other at so late stage in a GS tournament.
In the end who knows maybe that hasn't been Federer last shot at so big tournament 🤷 but I think it would also strongly depends from Djokovic, Murray and Nadal level of performance if Federer could win some more.

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I liked the "10 years ago" time warp vibe of both mens and womens finals. The mens final was good one and like I said before I was hoping Federer would win. I thought Nadal had him though after winning the 4th set comfortably and then breaking straight away in the fifth after Federer went off for an injury break. But he came back again to show what a champion he is.

I know that tennis players earn a lot of money but I was still shocked when I checked out the head to head stats of these two guys and scrolled down to see their career prize money... Federer $101m+ and Nadal $80m+ !!!

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I know that tennis players earn a lot of money but I was still shocked when I checked out the head to head stats of these two guys and scrolled down to see their career prize money... Federer $101m+ and Nadal $80m+ !!!

To be honest I never saw the match, just don't like them both...and for the prize money...that's just a fraction of what they've earned I'm sure...they both are rule models for their respective generations which means a tons of advertising contracts and a lot of other ways of incomes of course.

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I'm glad for the Dimitrov win on the ATP tournament in Sofia, I think he was quite nervous in the end when Goffin almost got back in the match from 5-1 down in second set.

Impressive Zverev who beat all the Frenchman guys at their soil to lift the title in Montpelier, so he really spoiled the locals party, there were three Frenchmen top players at the semis...

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I think second grand slam should be very interesting this season, as we know Rolland Garros in particular and clay as a whole is the Nadal kingdom but I don't think that he's yet the same player he use to be couple of seasons back plus the fact Federer beat him couple of times lately makes it unpredictable.
Federer flying at the moment like he's in his pick again but could we write off Djokovic, Murray or Wawrinka despite neither of them being at his best for months now 🤷
Should be great tournament, any thoughts Ed?

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I can't see Federer winning it on clay. I know he's in great form but I don't think he still has the legs to outlast the clay specialists in the titanic five set baseline bashing bore-athons that the French Open so often produces. Normally I would dismiss Murray too as he isn't the best on clay, but Djokovic looks unfit and way off the pace at the moment, so both Murray and Nadal have a good chance. In fact its looking like it could be a very open tournament this time.

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4 May 2017 - 11:42pm
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Yes I'm agree with you Ed, nice analyses, Djokovic really doesn'tt look well enough physically for many months now and I think tht's because of what he (doesn't) eat but also who knows where the hell his head is (second child on the road in a short period after first)
For me the main favourite is Nadal but the second pick would be Federer instead of Murray 🙂

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12 May 2017 - 7:18pm
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I heard Djokovic fired the whole his coaching stuff so obviously coaches to blame not only in football but I don't think that was the main reason for his year long struggle...but still I hope he could getting going now because it might be shocking but I'm not Federer, Murray nor Nadal fan.

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Federer is out of the French Open. He announced that he wants to save his body for Wimbledon.

And Sharapova was refused a wild card entry.

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Yeah I heard that news about Federer, he really limits his tournaments entry’s these days but probably that's the right approach I think, although there's sometimes a negative effect from the long pauses, so who knows...

Didn't heard that Sharapova news though...sounds strange, isn't it?

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They made it pretty clear. The tournament director stated that they won't issue a wild card to players previously suspended for drugs violations. So if she wants to be back in the majors she's going to have to improve her ranking to make the qualifying tournaments like everyone else.

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Understood Ed, find that a bit harsh maybe but it's obviously the consequences of you've been caught using all those medicaments, I wonder if Serena was caught the treatment would it be the same but I guess we would never understand the answer of that, she was never caught!

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Nadal looks like a machine at Rolland Garros, I don't think anyone could stop him winning his 10th there which would be a staggering achievement. Right now it's looking like the question is could he loose a set, not a match!
Murray looking like he's getting in shape at the right time too, Wawrinka is playing some good tennis but could anyone be a match for Nadal?
Djokovic still struggling I think but he's a dog...if you know what I mean 😉

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Yeah Nadal is looking ominous in the mens draw. He only dropped 1 game in three sets against Basilashvili. I was wondering if he would have to run naked around the court if he didn't win a game! 😂

Djokovic struggled to get through in 5 sets the other day. Murray has been dropping sets too. It makes me think Nadal is going to have a lot more in reserve by the time he has to play those guys as he will have played hours less tennis in the tournament.

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7 June 2017 - 12:02pm
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Exactly Ed, and today his opponent even quit in second set so he'll be fresh as a... 🤔 ...very fresh for the decisive matches while the others...well not so...plus the fact he's the favourite anyway..so not looking good for the rest...I'm impressed by Thiem though so expect him and eventually Murray or Wawrinka on the final to create some troubles for the Spaniard, maybe Nadal could loose a set or two in the end 😠

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Without surprises today and we'd probably have two great semis,

Nadal is no doubt a favourite but I expect Thiem causing him some serious troubles,

Murray - Wawrinka should be a close one I guess, the Swiss playing some great tennis but of course the toughness of Murray is notorious, but I like Stan's chances in that one.

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Yeah I think Wawrinka should be favoured on clay over Murray. It should be a good match, I think there's a high chance of it going to 4 or 5 sets of monotonous baseline bashing! 😉

There cannot have been too many easier runs through to a grand slam semi than what Nadal has endured this tournament.

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It should be a good match, I think there's a high chance of it going to 4 or 5 sets of monotonous baseline bashing! 😉

Yes probably Ed, no one wants approaching the net these days, I think tennis was much more entertaining with the net players back in the day, it's a shame almost no one thinks it could be a successful strategy any more.

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Murray - Wawrinka was the marathon we've expected Ed, Maybe if Wawrinka was on the winning side in one of the two close sets he lost the win would it come much easier to him, anyway he kept believing in fourth and turn the match around, Murray looked exhausted all the time since the middle of the fourth set which he confirmed after the match.
The length of that match was quite pleasing for Nadal and even if Wawrinka succeed in creating some trouble for the Spaniard, he will be a lot fresher in a potential 4th or 5th set.

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Wow, that was one heck of performance by Ostapenko, she hinting really flat which suppose to be a wrong style at clay when presumably all looking for top spin and that made all the deference for her, she played really brave too so a well deserved victory I think.
Halep take the loss in a positive manner I think which was quite surprising for me but it was nice to see that and hopefully some day she will triumph in a GS final hopefully exactly at Roland Garros.

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Wow, that was one heck of performance by Ostapenko, she hinting really flat which suppose to be a wrong style at clay when presumably all looking for top spin and that made all the deference for her, she played really brave too so a well deserved victory I think.
Halep take the loss in a positive manner I think which was quite surprising for me but it was nice to see that and hopefully some day she will triumph in a GS final hopefully exactly at Roland Garros.

Well I think that should be in the WTA thread 😇

It was even easier for Nadal than what we all expected, no one is match for him at clay, as simple as that.

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