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Arena Federer/Nadal Era - Still Not Over Yet

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jabbadabbado, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I do find it encouraging that I'm only two behind her in mixed-doubles Slam titles. There is still time.
     
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  2. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's never too early to start laying the groundwork for the 2019 JCC awards.
     
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  3. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Fed is now the oldest #1 ranked player ever!
     
  4. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A little break from March Madness to watch Del Potro beat bearded Roger at the Indian Wells final.
     
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  5. Point Given

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  6. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    just wanted to let everyone know that rafa absolutely crushed his two davis cup matches this weekend (against kohlschreiber and sascha zverev respectfully). he looks ready for the clay court season.
     
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  7. tom

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    hey, here's another update. nadal has now won his 11th titles at both monte carlo and barcelona and has yet to drop a set on clay this year. that's 46 sets.
     
  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    2017 redux
     
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  9. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So looking at the ranking points, Nadal has to win Madrid, reach QF in Rome and win RG to stay #1. His only margin of error is if he wins Rome he can afford to finish runner up in Madrid or RG.
     
  10. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Nadal-Federer detente. Was there some kind of a Yalta conference where they agreed on how to divvy up the majors in the post Djokovic era?
     
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  11. KnightWriter

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    Isn't it almost a reality that they've eclipsed not only their own generation (which doesn't completely line up, given their age difference), but basically the entire one after them? They've created two generations of Andy Roddicks.
     
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  12. tom

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    if we include djokovic as one of the ones who did the eclipsing and not one of those being eclipsed then that's almost fair, though there are a couple other players who arguably achieved more than roddick (murray, wawrinka). i guess my point is federer and nadal have been so amazing there's no real need to exaggerate, and djokovic holding the number one ranking for more than four years during the federer-nadal era is even more impressive in light of their greatness.
     
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  13. tom

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    rafa lost to thiem in the quarterfinals at madrid in straight sets. will lose the number one ranking to fed next week.
     
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  14. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He can win it back if he wins Rome outright, but the point difference between him and Fed would be less than 50. It's crazy how close they are at this stage of the season.
     
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  15. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    no.
     
  16. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thiem-Zverev final should be good. Maybe Thiem will be the spoiler at the French too.
     
  17. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    guess it's official

    1. R. Federer
    2. R. Nadal
    3. A Zverev
     
  18. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    was surprised that sascha relatively easily disposed of thiem. was expecting a closer match. that's a final we could see a lot in three or four years.
     
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  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yeah I was hoping for a bit more from Thiem against Zverev. Nadal may play Thiem again in Rome.
     
  20. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    rafa through to the semis in rome, though he did drop the first set to fognini. next up his first match against djokovic in over a year.
     
  21. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It would be great if Djokovic could work his way back into the top 10.
     
  22. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    rafa beat him today but the first set was a challenge. djoker now leads their head to head rivalry 26-25. he also leads federer head to head 23-22. pretty amazing really, and a solid argument that we've been witnessing not just the two, but possibly the three greatest tennis players ever.
     
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  23. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Djokovic will drop in the rankings this week. Meanwhile after being broken in game one, Nadal is taking Zverev apart in Rome.

    Nadal will head to Paris looking dominant but maybe not invulnerable after his Madrid loss.
     
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  24. tom

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    zverev really turned that match around, nearly bageling rafa in the 2nd, and nadal ended up being bailed out by an hour long rain delay in the third set that helped him regain his composure and eventually pull out the win for his 8th rome title. federer must be slightly amused by all this jockeying for the number 1 spot while he's not even playing.
     
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  25. KnightWriter

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    Who's winning at Roland Garros? Rafa winning an eleventh title would be (or should be) outrageous. If he wins a couple more, he would have more than all but a few men's tennis players in history altogether just at the French open.