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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #90 on: July 14, 2019, 06:55:36 PM »

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Time to stop whistling past the graveyard... Tennis, like pretty much any other sport, has a big PED problem. There was a time when the men noticeably started declining at 30, and the women much earlier. There was something like a physical speed limit on dominance; no one, however great, could defy the laws of biology, which was a great equalizer. Those days are gone, and what youíre left with is a situation where those that truly distinguish themselves are not just the ones who have mastered their craft, but have (along with their trainers and doctors) also mastered the new sciences of performance. I know a lot of people donít care about this, but I do. Itís getting ridiculous.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #91 on: July 14, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »

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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #92 on: February 02, 2020, 07:02:44 PM »

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Djokovic picked up his 8th Australian Open today and now has 17 all time.  He has won 5 of the last 7 Grand Slams, though the other 2 went to Nadal who is up to 19 all time.  Federer has 20, but hasn't won in awhile (still can basically beat anyone not named Djokovic or Nadal, but really can't take those 2).  Nadal has won the last 3 French Opens and 12 overall, so he will be a pretty heavy favorite to tie Federer in the next Grand Slam event.
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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #93 on: February 02, 2020, 08:29:33 PM »

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Djokovic picked up his 8th Australian Open today and now has 17 all time.  He has won 5 of the last 7 Grand Slams, though the other 2 went to Nadal who is up to 19 all time.  Federer has 20, but hasn't won in awhile (still can basically beat anyone not named Djokovic or Nadal, but really can't take those 2).  Nadal has won the last 3 French Opens and 12 overall, so he will be a pretty heavy favorite to tie Federer in the next Grand Slam event.
Djokovic is headed for greatness. At next years ausie open the three greats might be at 20 slam titles each. Itís amazing how many great players they depraved of a grand slam title the last 20 years

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #94 on: February 13, 2021, 02:23:09 PM »

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Anyone watching the Aussie Open? This may be the year and first major where one of the young guns breakthrough. Thiem did win the US Open in 2020, However, Djokovic was disqualified for hitting the lines person in the throat with a ball and Roger/Rafa didnít play.

I think Thiem could win his second major at the AO this year. Heís been incredible. Medvedev and Rublev are playing at a high level as well. Should be interesting....

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2021, 02:44:15 PM »

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I don't root after Thiem as he really must face an obstacle course to advance to final : Kyrgios in five, then a Dimitrov in good shape, then Auger Allasime who may be one of the guys of the year, then Djokovic or more probably Zverev...
I would go for
Zverev- Thiem and Nadal-Medvedev, then Nadal Zverev and the title for Nadal. Next year Nadal and Djoko will begin to regressit is inevitable, so with some young bucks in ascencion (Auger Alassime, Sinner, Humbert...) and all the good new gens players(Thiem, Zverev, Medvedev ...) it will be a big fight in each Gran Slam...

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2021, 05:04:20 PM »

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I don't root after Thiem as he really must face an obstacle course to advance to final : Kyrgios in five, then a Dimitrov in good shape, then Auger Allasime who may be one of the guys of the year, then Djokovic or more probably Zverev...
I would go for
Zverev- Thiem and Nadal-Medvedev, then Nadal Zverev and the title for Nadal. Next year Nadal and Djoko will begin to regressit is inevitable, so with some young bucks in ascencion (Auger Alassime, Sinner, Humbert...) and all the good new gens players(Thiem, Zverev, Medvedev ...) it will be a big fight in each Gran Slam...

Zverev does not perform well under pressure. He gets the yips with his second serve. I donít think heís ready mentally to win a major. Thiem did have a tough match vs Kyrgios, but I think he takes care of Felix and Gregor in straight sets . Novak barely squeaked out a win for vs Fritz and he doesnít seem his usual self. I would give the edge to Thiem, then Medvedev, and Rubilev as a dark horse.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #97 on: February 19, 2021, 03:27:10 PM »

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How do we like Medvedev's chances?

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2021, 03:40:14 PM »

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Late 80's and into the 90's, the foursome of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and Stefan Edberg was pretty dominate. 
While the early bird catches the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese!

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2021, 03:41:50 PM »

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How do we like Medvedev's chances?

I think Medvedev wins. Heís been really impressive and similar to what Naomi did to Serena, I feel like Daniil can beat Novak at his own game. Medvedev is 6í6Ē and has a bigger serve. He moves and plays defense just as well as Djokovic . Itís going to be an epic match.
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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2021, 11:20:29 AM »

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So Novak got his 9th Aussie today.  Now has 18 all time.  Probably should have 19 but got ejected at the US Open last year and of course Wimbledon was cancelled or he might already have 20 and be tied with Federer and Nadal. It looks like he will end up with the most ever which is just crazy to think about.
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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2021, 11:29:55 AM »

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So Novak got his 9th Aussie today.  Now has 18 all time.  Probably should have 19 but got ejected at the US Open last year and of course Wimbledon was cancelled or he might already have 20 and be tied with Federer and Nadal. It looks like he will end up with the most ever which is just crazy to think about.
He also has winning records against both head to head. I think the fact that he is a little younger than both helped him though.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2021, 12:16:24 PM »

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Really disappointing final. Djokovic played well, but Medvedev completely lost it mentally. Way too many mistakes, couldnít get his first serve in for most of the match. Played safe and didnít go for enough Winning shots during rallies. Recipe for disaster against Novak. Too bad...

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2021, 12:24:51 PM »

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I don't know what it is about Australia, but Novak just completely dominates everyone there.  Doesn't matter that he tore something in his stomach in the 3rd round.  He just owns that court.  Doesn't have the same sort of success on any other hard courts, but in Australia you might as well just give him the title before it starts.
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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2021, 12:28:00 PM »

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So Novak got his 9th Aussie today.  Now has 18 all time.  Probably should have 19 but got ejected at the US Open last year and of course Wimbledon was cancelled or he might already have 20 and be tied with Federer and Nadal. It looks like he will end up with the most ever which is just crazy to think about.

Itís going to be close. Nadal will probably win the French again this year as he doesnít really have much competition on that surface. Djokovic is not great on grass and he canít beat Rafa on clay.in addition to Nadal,  Thiem and Medvedev are now legit threats to Novak on hard courts. Djokovic doesnít usually win the US open either.

Hope Roger can get healthy enough to play one more Wimbledon and US Open. Would be sad to see his career end due to injury.