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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1400 on: January 31, 2012, 08:14:20 AM »
^^Nole said his focus is on Slams and Olympics now, particularly RG... so that will be the real test, not IW or Miami :)

don't count on djokovic tanking if he finds nadal in the final of indian wells or miami.......he will fight till the last point because he knows the moment nadal tastes a win against him, he will be a different force to deal with.......so he would want to extend this streak as long as possible.......

Yup, he will want to keep that mental edge best he can.  Keep the doubt in Nadal's head.  Plus these dudes are way competitive, they don't like to give up much.  :)
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1401 on: January 31, 2012, 09:22:26 AM »
the way nadal played against Djokovic at the AO, i am sure a LOT of people might favour nadal the next time they meet..nadal is slowly but surely understanding Nole's shot placement & movement..:)
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1402 on: January 31, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »
the way nadal played against Djokovic at the AO, i am sure a LOT of people might favour nadal the next time they meet..nadal is slowly but surely understanding Nole's shot placement & movement..:)


I really don't think a lot of people are looking at what Novak had to go through.  First, he was defending a grand slam (and in the past he had never defended one); 2: He is #1 so everyone is gunning for him; 3: He had a very tough SF match - very taxing physically - and we know that in previous years, he probably would have been 'toast' in the final;...so all those things 'against him' and he still toughed it out in the final against Nadal.  I would have thought this probably would have been Nadal's best effort to beat Novak and stop the string of victories but if all these things were going against Novak - and Nadal STILL didn't beat him - I wouldn't say Nadal would have a better chance in their next match!  If anything - Novak got MORE confidence from this match by coming through again against Nadal.  Just saying....

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1403 on: January 31, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »
^^Nole said his focus is on Slams and Olympics now, particularly RG... so that will be the real test, not IW or Miami :)

don't count on djokovic tanking if he finds nadal in the final of indian wells or miami.......he will fight till the last point because he knows the moment nadal tastes a win against him, he will be a different force to deal with.......so he would want to extend this streak as long as possible.......

Nadal & djokovic won't be the only tennis players that can win Indian wells or Miami ;-()

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1404 on: January 31, 2012, 12:55:56 PM »
2. fed is a talent oriented tennis player and nadal is a hardwork driven individual......

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1405 on: February 01, 2012, 06:01:50 AM »
^^Nole said his focus is on Slams and Olympics now, particularly RG... so that will be the real test, not IW or Miami :)

don't count on djokovic tanking if he finds nadal in the final of indian wells or miami.......he will fight till the last point because he knows the moment nadal tastes a win against him, he will be a different force to deal with.......so he would want to extend this streak as long as possible.......

Nadal & djokovic won't be the only tennis players that can win Indian wells or Miami ;-()
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1406 on: February 01, 2012, 08:28:03 AM »
Since the big 3 use non-majors as glorified practice sessions, sure someone else may win an Indian Wells here, A Cincy there.  But for the majors, please just have a 4 person draw and save everyone travel expenses.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1407 on: February 01, 2012, 01:20:39 PM »
^^Nole said his focus is on Slams and Olympics now, particularly RG... so that will be the real test, not IW or Miami :)

don't count on djokovic tanking if he finds nadal in the final of indian wells or miami.......he will fight till the last point because he knows the moment nadal tastes a win against him, he will be a different force to deal with.......so he would want to extend this streak as long as possible.......

Nadal & djokovic won't be the only tennis players that can win Indian wells or Miami ;-()
Sid, to be honest with you, it doesn't really matter. Nole and Rafa don't need to win either tournament. I actually hope Murray can take both. however, all it really matters are slams. I'd love to see Murray shine but it's not gonna be easy.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1408 on: February 01, 2012, 02:48:39 PM »
Sid, to be honest with you, it doesn't really matter. Nole and Rafa don't need to win either tournament. I actually hope Murray can take both. however, all it really matters are slams. I'd love to see Murray shine but it's not gonna be easy.

Alex - don't you want Djokovic to challenge Nadal & Federer for most MS-1000 titles?

Nadal - 19
Federer - 18
Djokovic - 10

Nole has some work to do.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1409 on: February 01, 2012, 03:47:07 PM »
Sid, to be honest with you, it doesn't really matter. Nole and Rafa don't need to win either tournament. I actually hope Murray can take both. however, all it really matters are slams. I'd love to see Murray shine but it's not gonna be easy.

Alex - don't you want Djokovic to challenge Nadal & Federer for most MS-1000 titles?

Nadal - 19
Federer - 18
Djokovic - 10

Nole has some work to do.

I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past.  I mean, there USE to be a difference between the 1000 tournaments and just a regular tournament in the past where at least the final was best of 5.  I understand why they went away from that - but I think they need to do something to make it different from a 'regular' tournament.  Right now, there isn't that much of a difference between these tournaments and the regular tour tournament.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1410 on: February 01, 2012, 03:49:59 PM »
(I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past)
 
But if Roger wins one watch the posts lol. ;-()

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1411 on: February 01, 2012, 03:51:15 PM »
(I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past)
 
But if Roger wins one watch the posts lol. ;-()

Nope... even if he wins - the tournament still is not the same as it was in the past when there was a difference.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1412 on: February 01, 2012, 03:52:25 PM »
(I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past)
 
But if Roger wins one watch the posts lol. ;-()

More than 71 pages like this of the AO and Roger did not win?   :whistle:
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1413 on: February 01, 2012, 03:58:37 PM »
^^Nole said his focus is on Slams and Olympics now, particularly RG... so that will be the real test, not IW or Miami :)

don't count on djokovic tanking if he finds nadal in the final of indian wells or miami.......he will fight till the last point because he knows the moment nadal tastes a win against him, he will be a different force to deal with.......so he would want to extend this streak as long as possible.......

Nadal & djokovic won't be the only tennis players that can win Indian wells or Miami ;-()
Sid, to be honest with you, it doesn't really matter. Nole and Rafa don't need to win either tournament. I actually hope Murray can take both. however, all it really matters are slams. I'd love to see Murray shine but it's not gonna be easy.

Alex in Slams it does not look like it's only Nole and Rafa 2 me,Murray pushed a fresh Djokovic all the way.If the rest of the year is like this,anyone can win Slams,i don't count Roger out either.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1414 on: February 01, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
(I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past)
 
But if Roger wins one watch the posts lol. ;-()

Nope... even if he wins - the tournament still is not the same as it was in the past when there was a difference.

Masters are History

Nadal - 19
Federer - 18
Djokovic - 10

End of the day tennis player's will want,as many wins as poss,that's a fact.Thay might not mean as much 2 you,as Roger will most likey call it a day in 2 or 3 years.


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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1415 on: February 01, 2012, 04:10:55 PM »
No matter what anyone says, Master Series are prestigious. Look at the prize money, ranking points and that little cardboard display they put by the player seat which shows how many MS shields you have.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1416 on: February 01, 2012, 04:12:57 PM »

I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past.


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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1417 on: February 01, 2012, 04:37:42 PM »
(I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past)
 
But if Roger wins one watch the posts lol. ;-()

More than 71 pages like this of the AO and Roger did not win?   :whistle:

I've inflated those number with my play-by-play while y'all slept.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1418 on: February 01, 2012, 07:41:09 PM »

I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past.


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So since these esteemed tournaments mean a LOT in your eyes, Federer 6 YEC is very good then.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1419 on: February 01, 2012, 08:47:47 PM »

I think the MS-1000 titles/tournaments have lost something from the past.


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So since these esteemed tournaments mean a LOT in your eyes, Federer 6 YEC is very good then.

Is that a gotcha question?

What makes you think you got me with that, because you didn't? But I'd like to know why you think it was a decent attempt.
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