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Who is the best hardcourt player in the world right now?

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2008, 08:00:29 AM »
Very funny guys.... :)>>>> :rofl_2:

Well those players would have gotten a vote from me IF Roger wasn't around.

I actually think Stan has taken over as my #2 man from James.  James has been dropped to #3.

If Stan is really your #2 man you must have been especialy happy with the doubles at the Olympics.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2008, 01:10:28 PM »
Head-to-head:
Djokovic beat Federer at the Australian Open and Federer beat Djokovic at the US Open.
Edge: Equal

Season record:
Djokovic is 27-6 on hardcourt this year while Federer is 18-6.
Edge: Djokovic

Titles:
Djokovic has 2 titles on hard (Australian + Indian Wells) versus 1 for Federer (US Open).
Edge: Djokovic

Seeded opponents defeated on hard courts:
Djokovic has beaten Hewitt, Ferrer, Federer, Nadal twice, Cilic, Robredo, Roddick
Federer has beaten Berdych, Blake, Ljubicic, Stepanek, Djokovic, Murray
Edge: Slightly Djokovic

Hard court losses:
Djokovic has lost to Simon, Roddick, Federer, Murray twice, Kevin Anderson
Federer has lost to Simon, Roddick, Djokovic, Murray, Fish, Karlovic
Edge: Equal

Final ruling:
Djokovic slightly over Federer. But it's close.

Thanks. That was a nice break down. I have voted for Djokovic.


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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2008, 02:35:40 PM »
If Stan is really your #2 man you must have been especialy happy with the doubles at the Olympics.

Yes... I am extremely happy with that Olympic double's match.  I've watched it about 3 times already! :))

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2008, 06:09:05 PM »
Yes... I am extremely happy with that Olympic double's match.  I've watched it about 3 times already! :))

I am not sure if I have it on DVD.  The 2 weeks of the Olympics were hell for me as I was trying to tape everything on multiple sets, while keeping up with my normal activities at the same time, trying to coordinate sleeping hours around all that.   I still havent gotten through sorting out what is on each DVD and I am dreading doing so.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2008, 06:23:06 PM »
I am not sure if I have it on DVD.  The 2 weeks of the Olympics were hell for me as I was trying to tape everything on multiple sets, while keeping up with my normal activities at the same time, trying to coordinate sleeping hours around all that.   I still havent gotten through sorting out what is on each DVD and I am dreading doing so.

Well I made sure I taped that final.  I got up early to see it live, and had my DVD going at the same time!  I hope you have it.  The team made great shots and actually made a pretty good double's team!

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2008, 07:51:38 PM »
I went with Djokovic.  He didn't finish the hard court season as well as I expected from him but I think overall he's had the best hardcourt season. 
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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2008, 08:15:53 PM »
this was a tough one but I picked Fed. I didn't base it on titles, if I did I would take Djokovic then Nadal.

I was blown away at the level Fed reached at the USO, especially the finals. Just absolutely awesome, most of the match was a highlight. Not only that, the way Fed carried himself, he hasn't looked that confident in a long long time.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2008, 02:34:37 PM »
Novak
Nadal
Federer
Murray


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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2008, 12:13:47 AM »
Yes... I am extremely happy with that Olympic double's match.  I've watched it about 3 times already! :))

I am not sure if I have it on DVD.  The 2 weeks of the Olympics were hell for me as I was trying to tape everything on multiple sets, while keeping up with my normal activities at the same time, trying to coordinate sleeping hours around all that.   I still havent gotten through sorting out what is on each DVD and I am dreading doing so.

I'm sure you watched Alex win his 2nd silver medal. :))



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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2008, 11:08:22 AM »
If I had to put these in order, I would say:

1.) Federer
2.) Djokovic
3.) Nadal
4.) Murray

I think I give Federer some points for intangibles and that's why I rank him above Djokovic at this point, but it's close.
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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2008, 11:35:01 AM »
Before the US Open, I'd have said Nole - Rafa - Federer - Murray without a doubt. Now, I think Federer sneaks above Nadal for me: Rafa's been more consistent in the non-slam tournaments, but in the slams, Federer's got a win and a semi against 2 semis. Djoko has the same slam record, 1-1 h2h with Federer, but more wins in Masters as a tiebreaker puts him above Federer.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2008, 11:52:01 AM »
Nadal is not getting enough credit for his Gold medal which it was huge. Roger wanted it, Novak cried for it...........so After both GSs, the Olympic Gold has to rate higher than MS events!

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2008, 11:58:06 AM »
Nadal is not getting enough credit for his Gold medal which it was huge. Roger wanted it, Novak cried for it...........so After both GSs, the Olympic Gold has to rate higher than MS events!
I agree with you here. Novak wanted it so badly that he ended up crying after he lost. He is usually very cool after his losses but this was so important to him.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2008, 12:03:01 PM »
Nadal is not getting enough credit for his Gold medal which it was huge. Roger wanted it, Novak cried for it...........so After both GSs, the Olympic Gold has to rate higher than MS events!

Not as big as a US Open though. To me, the top-3 are very close, but Nadal's lack of a GS final puts him 3rd for me.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2008, 12:48:00 PM »
Yes... I am extremely happy with that Olympic double's match.  I've watched it about 3 times already! :))

I am not sure if I have it on DVD.  The 2 weeks of the Olympics were hell for me as I was trying to tape everything on multiple sets, while keeping up with my normal activities at the same time, trying to coordinate sleeping hours around all that.   I still havent gotten through sorting out what is on each DVD and I am dreading doing so.

I'm sure you watched Alex win his 2nd silver medal. :))

Yes I did.  I was very happy.  He dove incredibly well, especialy for a guy who had been injured most of the year and had to play catchup.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2008, 03:34:13 AM »
Oh come on, how can you give only 2 votes for Nadal and yet 3 for Murray ? ;-()

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2008, 08:59:23 AM »
Oh come on, how can you give only 2 votes for Nadal and yet 3 for Murray ? ;-()


That's a fair point.  Nadal should definitely be over Murray, but I guess Murray has a few believers out there... :)
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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2008, 12:31:37 PM »
Oh come on, how can you give only 2 votes for Nadal and yet 3 for Murray ? ;-()


Well my original vote was Murray when I misunderstood the context of the poll, then I changed it to Djokovic once I realized.   Could a mod please take a vote away from Murray and add it to Djokovic, as I only voted for Murray misinterpreting the original context, thanks.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2008, 02:17:55 PM »
Oh come on, how can you give only 2 votes for Nadal and yet 3 for Murray ? ;-()


Well my original vote was Murray when I misunderstood the context of the poll, then I changed it to Djokovic once I realized.   Could a mod please take a vote away from Murray and add it to Djokovic, as I only voted for Murray misinterpreting the original context, thanks.

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Re: Best hardcourt player so far this year (Sept 2008)
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2008, 09:13:11 PM »
Oh come on, how can you give only 2 votes for Nadal and yet 3 for Murray ? ;-()


Well my original vote was Murray when I misunderstood the context of the poll, then I changed it to Djokovic once I realized.   Could a mod please take a vote away from Murray and add it to Djokovic, as I only voted for Murray misinterpreting the original context, thanks.

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