« Last post by mimi on September 29, 2015, 08:59:19 PM »
very good photos, don't worry, if you decide to send me photos, for sure I won't disclose it to the public
Btw, both Tsogna (Metz) and Raonic (St. Petersburg) won a title today.Missed both matches.
It's no different than breaking any other rule.Free Bird, good to see you posting again.Quite often there is a direct correlation between someone serving exceptionally well and the opponent unable to return as well as usual.
I didn't see much of Nole v. Goffin, just a few points.
A bit more of Dolgopolov.
If I remember right, Nole beat them both.
Yes Andy DJokovic has played much more tennis than Fed.
They are also a few years younger and responsible for their own schedules.
As you may remember I don't have any likings for the top 3.
I have a disliking for the cheater who has yet to win a slam playing within the rules.
I just enjoy the game and offer up my viewpoint as a fat old hacker who's played the game for nearly 40 years now.
Please take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Bit of a topic switch, but MT, do you think Nadal wouldn't have been as effective if he had kept to the time limits? I'm no fan of his game, but I always thought that he would've been just as effective playing within the rules, though at the same time I have no explanation for why he didn't do so. No real way to tell one way or the other, but I do find it interesting that I've always given him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
As for Nadal, I really think he has a serious problem of OCD. He just can't help it and he doesn't care. Plus other antics, like not stopping on the lines, bottles etc.
Every time before Rafa serves, he has to touch his left ear, his right ear, his nose and his butt. It is really annoying and I have nothing against Rafito. Time wasting.
Djokovic used to bounce the ball like '100' times. That was annoying too. Somehow he managed to stop.
It is more of a ritual thing for him rather than time wasting. Can you not overlook it? It doesn't bother me.
So, it's not true? I read somewhere that it was a hoax but I can't find the article now. And google seems to think it's true (still).
I was wondering about something entirely different last night. This has nothing to do wiht this thread but I don't know where else post it.How dare you not mention Safin!
Last night I realized that I never once saw Sampras smashing his racquet. He might have but I never once witnessed it. Who else never smashed their racquet? I could think of Borg and perhaps Lendl. Lendl was so mechanical I don't think he'd ever allow himself to get that mad. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever saw Nadal smashing his. Can anyone confirm?
Federer does it every once in a while so does Murray. Nole smashes a lot. McEnroe probably takes the lead.
It's getting scary, just how good he is.when both djokovic and nadal played at their best or near best, nadal got him 2 out of 3 times at the us open.......and really that is all that matters to me as a nadal fan.......the 3rd set of the 2013 us open final is the greatest fight i have seen on hardcourts in the last 10 years.......
any slam won during the absence of nadal doesn't feel all that great to me and you cannot understand it unless you are a nadal fan yourself.......djokovic's greatest conquers will remain us open 2011 and australian open 2012.......none of his other slams comes close to them in my opinion.......
as a tennis fan i have appreciation for all players but as a player fan i don't have to speak in a manner which convinces all fanbases because the 'fact' that my favourite player has a superior record in slam battles against every major opponent of his supports my stance......and all that was accomplished with damaged knees, smaller-than-normal feet and several injuries.......
Djokovic is an evolving star that's getting stronger and stronger. Djokovic at his best did beat Nadal 3 times in Slam finals (Wimbledon, USO and AO in 2011 and 2012). Plus the H2H is now 23-21 though in Nadal's favour but you can see how quickly Nole is moving in on him.
Nole is a true Champion with huge mental abilities. Very intelligent player too as he knows how to adjust different conditions, different atmosphere, hostile crowd, different opponents with new tactics etc.
Agreed.I've never thought of myself as a 'player fan'.
Just a tennis fan.
I am one too. Infact when I first saw Rafa playing I didn't particularly like his style. I found Federer's backhand very beautiful to watch but then there is attitude that matters a lot more than anything else. I figured that's what sports is all about - your never say die attitude and all you want to do to be better than you can. Didn't everyone say back then that Federer would go on to win 18-20 slams and Rafa would end up with 9 or 10 with perhaps a slam or two outside of the french open? I think his attitude got him to 14. He had limited abilities and I see he has already done beyond anyone's expectations. People (and fans mainly) forget this fact so easily. As a fighter I would take Rafa any day. I enjoy watching Nole too. As Emma rightly pointed out, he has become such a big mental giant. Alex will remember the days when I was the only one apart from Alex himself who believed that Nole would win multiple slams. I enjoy watching all these players. I like tennis the most of course