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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2015, 09:25:56 AM »

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But that's mostly because clay, like the sea, is a cruel mistress. Unless you're Rafa.
At least a goldfish with a Lincoln Log on its back goin' across your floor to your sock drawer has a miraculous connotation to it.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2015, 09:27:19 AM »

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But that's mostly because clay, like the sea, is a cruel mistress. Unless you're Rafa.

She can't get enough of Rafa.  Maybe today's the day she chews him up and spits him out. 
DKC Seventy-Sixers:

PG: G. Hill/D. Schroder
SG: C. Lee/B. Hield/T. Luwawu
SF:  Giannis/J. Lamb/M. Kuzminskas
PF:  E. Ilyasova/J. Jerebko/R. Christmas
C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2015, 09:28:11 AM »

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All due respect to Serena, can you please hurry up and get this over with so we can move on to the main event. 

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Ok thank you, Serena
DKC Seventy-Sixers:

PG: G. Hill/D. Schroder
SG: C. Lee/B. Hield/T. Luwawu
SF:  Giannis/J. Lamb/M. Kuzminskas
PF:  E. Ilyasova/J. Jerebko/R. Christmas
C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2015, 09:30:07 AM »

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Isn't this the way it's been in tennis for a long time. I mean sometimes it's dominated by just two guys right? At one point wasn't it all Sampras/Agassi with a  tad bit of Chang?

Back when Sampras and Agassi were dominating the game, you'd always see some other guys break through and win one every once in a while, particularly at the French . . . until Nadal came around and just decided to win all of them.
Jim Courier managed to win a couple of Australian and French opens and was number 1 in the world for awhile.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2015, 09:44:36 AM »

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On a side note, anyone else think lebron and federer kind of look alike?

Federer is a 'roid freak.

you sure?  lol


Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2015, 09:47:02 AM »

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As a comparison:

Between the time Pete Sampras won his first grand slam tournament to his last, eight other men won multiple grand slam titles:

Boris Becker
Stefan Edberg
Jim Courier
Sergei Bruguera
Yefgeny Kafelnikov
Gustavo Kuerten
Andre Agassi
Patrick Rafter

Between the time Roger Federer won his first and late (up until now) grand slam, only Nadal, Djokovic, and Andy Murray have also won more than one. 
DKC Seventy-Sixers:

PG: G. Hill/D. Schroder
SG: C. Lee/B. Hield/T. Luwawu
SF:  Giannis/J. Lamb/M. Kuzminskas
PF:  E. Ilyasova/J. Jerebko/R. Christmas
C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »

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10 am eastern start for Djokovic and Nadal.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2015, 09:52:06 AM »

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As a comparison:

Between the time Pete Sampras won his first grand slam tournament to his last, eight other men won multiple grand slam titles:

Boris Becker
Stefan Edberg
Jim Courier
Sergei Bruguera
Yefgeny Kafelnikov
Gustavo Kuerten
Andre Agassi
Patrick Rafter

Between the time Roger Federer won his first and late (up until now) grand slam, only Nadal, Djokovic, and Andy Murray have also won more than one.
It has been 12 years since a American male has won a grand slam singles title, Andy Roddick -2003 US Open.
When will the  drought be broken?

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2015, 10:09:17 AM »

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Not any time soon, I don't think.
At least a goldfish with a Lincoln Log on its back goin' across your floor to your sock drawer has a miraculous connotation to it.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2015, 10:55:06 AM »

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Novak roars out to a 4-0 lead, Rafael comes back, but the 1st set to Novak 7-5.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2015, 10:57:20 AM »

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Murray up 4-3 on Ferrer in the other match right now.  There have been 5 breaks of serve in the 7 service games.  Crazy.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2015, 11:08:18 AM »

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Murray serving for the first set is broken at love.  5-5, Ferrer serving.

Rafa/Novak on serve in the second.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2015, 11:42:17 AM »

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One to go Novak , put him to sleep please ;D

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2015, 11:56:46 AM »

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It was 3-3 in the second set.  Djokovic hasn't lost a game since and it is looking like a runaway. 

The most dominant player in tennis appears headed to a destruction of the most dominant player on clay ever.  Truly a masterful performance from Djokovic and I can't see how he loses this tournament barring injury. 

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2015, 12:01:28 PM »

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It will be interesting to see how Nadal handles this, he is going to drop to 10 in the rankings, if Tsonga makes the final it could be to no 11 I believe.
He has had a history of injuries following big losses it tournaments.Interesting to see how it plays out for him.

 

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