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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3420 on: June 07, 2009, 12:25:48 PM »
Well, since my boy couldn't be there, congrats Roger and fans.  I must confess I'd rather Roger won than Soderling.

All's right with the World now, the "chosen one" is back in the driver's seat.  The crowd collectively sighed when Roger won and everyone went home smiling. There is now a worthy winner at RG.

I might be a little bitter.  ..-)

 :crying:  Things dont look so good for Rafa.

Thanks yellow, glad to see you dropped in. As far as now having a worthy winner, there had been one ther for the past 4 years and yes things don't look great but nothing's confirmed so lets just hope he'll be fine. ;-()
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3421 on: June 07, 2009, 12:26:33 PM »
Poll on BBC, 85% think Federer is the GOAT.

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3422 on: June 07, 2009, 12:28:44 PM »
Poll on BBC, 85% think Federer is the GOAT.

Add another newbie to the poll: Babblelot
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3423 on: June 07, 2009, 12:47:53 PM »
And me
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3424 on: June 07, 2009, 12:48:58 PM »
GOATS do not trail their biggest rival 2-5 in slam finals (2-6 if you add a semifinal).

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3425 on: June 07, 2009, 12:49:22 PM »
Poll on BBC, 85% think Federer is the GOAT.

ok post the link,I don't wanna be exception  ..-)
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3426 on: June 07, 2009, 12:51:40 PM »
GOATS do not trail their biggest rival 2-5 in slam finals (2-6 if you add a semifinal).

I mean no ill will in this, but Nadal is paying the price right now with his knee for playing the way he does and having that H2H record against him :Confused:
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3427 on: June 07, 2009, 12:54:01 PM »
GOATS do not trail their biggest rival 2-5 in slam finals (2-6 if you add a semifinal).

That is a lop-sided tally though having to play the best clay courter of all time on clay for 3 of those 5.
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3428 on: June 07, 2009, 12:54:07 PM »
Poll on BBC, 85% think Federer is the GOAT.

He has been for some time.

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3429 on: June 07, 2009, 12:58:58 PM »
GOATS do not trail their biggest rival 2-5 in slam finals (2-6 if you add a semifinal).

That is a lop-sided tally though having to play the best clay courter of all time on clay for 3 of those 5.

The best player of all time (whoever that is) on either gender would beat their biggest rival on every surface.   Graf beats Seles and Navratilova on every surface in the slams and elsewhere.   Navratilova destroyed Chris Evert, the greatest female clay courter ever in the 84 French Open final.   Evert has beaten Navratilova at every slam, including her beloved Wimbledon (ok semis not final but still). 

Laver has bested Rosweall and Gonzales on every slam and on every surface, including a straight sets win in the French Open final over Rosewall.  Sampras wasnt owned by any opponent, despite his failure to win the French.   He has even beaten most of his eras greatest clay courters at the French head to head though- Muster, Courier, Bruguera.   Borg beat McEnroe and Connors on every surface, and beat both at the U.S Open, just never got the 7th win to win the title.   Budge beat Perry and Riggs on every surface and won the Calender Slam.   

Federer has never beaten Nadal at the French.  Nadal has beaten Federer everywhere.  In the last year Federer at only 26/27 has lost 3 straight slam finals to his biggest rival on 3 different surfaces, and the one on Nadal's surface was trounced.  Sorry that isnt GOAT material.

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3430 on: June 07, 2009, 01:01:21 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:


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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3431 on: June 07, 2009, 01:01:44 PM »
It's GOAT enough for me, and Soderling & McEnroe according to them today.  How many different surfaces did Laver win on for those Grand Slam years?  I actually do not know, but I thought it was less than 4.  To each their own though.  This debate will be stirring through the internet for a very long time.
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3432 on: June 07, 2009, 01:02:03 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




Dude you rock!  Way to go yo!  Did you pick Federer to win it?
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3433 on: June 07, 2009, 01:03:59 PM »
I am worried about Rafa hearing he pulled out of Queens.  I really hope he plays Wimbledon, but I also hope if he is in the condition he was at the 2007 U.S Open he does not play Wimbledon.  

Nadal and his coach are currently in Barcalona to get his knee checked. At least, that is what the Dutch newpapers say.

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3434 on: June 07, 2009, 01:04:40 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




Congrats, I know this is a special day for you. 

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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3435 on: June 07, 2009, 01:05:00 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




what did you win? :applause:
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3436 on: June 07, 2009, 01:05:35 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




what did you win? :applause:


Probably a pat on the back.
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3437 on: June 07, 2009, 01:06:05 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :) 

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




Dude you rock!  Way to go yo!  Did you pick Federer to win it?

and what do you think ? of course he picked Fed!   :gleam:
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3438 on: June 07, 2009, 01:07:21 PM »


Friends, on a different note, Congratulations to me :)  

I got the first place in the inter board competition   http://www.britishtennis.net/pickem/2009rg.htm?n=1

I don't actually believe this  :rofl_2:




what did you win? :applause:


Probably a pat on the back.


better than nothing ;-() :rofl_2:
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Re: 2009 OFFICIAL FRENCH OPEN THREAD - ATP
« Reply #3439 on: June 07, 2009, 01:09:54 PM »
Congrats to Fed and his fans! He showed he is the GOAT.

I wished Soderling could've given a better match. But alas, his first final and he was nervous I think.

Fed looks sharp for Wimby. Watch out ATP players.
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