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« on: April 01, 2013, 12:00:46 PM »
And Federer was ranked #1 just a few months ago at age 31. Haas, now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life. The same can also be said of Gasquet, who was a prodigy a decade ago.

So, why these 4 players. No, not because they're my favorite players on tour today, only the last 3. :)

The reason for starting this thread is that these 4 players are defying all the naysayers: not only is the the 1HBH not dead, but players are thrieving at advanced ages against the modern player.

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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 12:25:32 PM »
Aye, 1hbh is not dead, but is dying quickly. Just take a look at youngsters. Only prosperous one I can think of this moment is Dimitrov.

Wawring and Kohli also have good ranking and can produce some top quality tennis against top dogs, which they proved many times. But they are also relatively one of the old ones...

Not to mention Blake, who is probably the most affected by court speed changes.

I still believe 1hbh can parry this generation of 2hbh-ers.
So youngsters, if you are reading this: Don't believe all you hear, you can still have it and be as efficient as 2hbhanders  :)~
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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 01:49:23 PM »
(Haas now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life)The same can also be said of Gasquet)1hbh is not dead, but is dying quickly. Just take a look at youngsters. Only prosperous one I can think of this moment is Dimitrov)
 
Just hear yourself's,who beat these guys & thay are playing the best tennis of their life's.In case you forgot it was Murray & Ferrer ..-)

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 01:55:53 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 02:12:52 PM »
(Haas now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life)The same can also be said of Gasquet)1hbh is not dead, but is dying quickly. Just take a look at youngsters. Only prosperous one I can think of this moment is Dimitrov)
 
Just hear yourself's,who beat these guys & thay are playing the best tennis of their life's.In case you forgot it was Murray & Ferrer ..-)

hey sid, long time no see  ;-()  Great win vs ManU today  :))

Btw, it's not the point who beat whom, but whether 1hbh is still efficient or is it dead.

Not to mention how close was Haas to actually beat Ferrer on the slowest hc, you would know it if you watched it.
Ferrer being a 'modern tennis player' and Haas a representative of old school all around game.
Its safe to say that Tommy would have beaten Ferrer if the conditions were 'normal' so to say.
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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 02:13:08 PM »
Babs, sorry but didn't Fed say a few years ago that the only thing that matters is #1. Ah, let me think who is there  :))? Yeah, I feel like a biotch today. Is that OK?


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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 03:55:56 PM »
Babs, sorry but didn't Fed say a few years ago that the only thing that matters is #1. Ah, let me think who is there  :))? Yeah, I feel like a biotch today. Is that OK?

I'll take it one step further. The only ranking that matters is YE #1 when discussing the big 4. That being said, and Federer's move from #3 to #1 aside  :whistle:  when you move from #145 to #14 in a year, that's worth taking notice of.

For now, I live outside the big 4, so #1 and YE #1 don't mean much to me these days.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 04:42:04 PM »
(Haas now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life)The same can also be said of Gasquet)1hbh is not dead, but is dying quickly. Just take a look at youngsters. Only prosperous one I can think of this moment is Dimitrov)
 
Just hear yourself's,who beat these guys & thay are playing the best tennis of their life's.In case you forgot it was Murray & Ferrer ..-)

hey sid, long time no see  ;-()  Great win vs ManU today  :))

Btw, it's not the point who beat whom, but whether 1hbh is still efficient or is it dead.

Not to mention how close was Haas to actually beat Ferrer on the slowest hc, you would know it if you watched it.
Ferrer being a 'modern tennis player' and Haas a representative of old school all around game.
Its safe to say that Tommy would have beaten Ferrer if the conditions were 'normal' so to say.

I never saw todays footie match  :( as i was in a fishing match,i came 2nd out of 35 other guys.Murray won Miami not playing his better tennis,Murray's serve was not anywhere near his best @ Miami,courts were slower this year as you say.LOL it could near have been clay speed :rofl_2: Haas played very well @ Miami,but to win you can not serve & volley & end up the winner.Murray is better on a quicker court.Ferrer played alot of tennis this year & he's aving a good year so far.Ferrer for a small guy is doing Amazing & he past 30 years.

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 04:49:57 PM »
Haas lost because he had a Tommy Haas episode in the middle of the match. It had nothing to do with his game, and for you ding-dongs that insist he lost because you can't S&V and win, you only prove one thing: you didn't watch the match!  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 09:02:14 PM »
The 1-hander definitely isn't dead. Gasquet's is beautiful. As is Waw's. Almagro's can be occasionally if he's feeling it. But to whoever said Ferrer is a 'modern tennis player', that's BS. There's a reason he still hasn't broken through. And there's a reason why it took Murray so long to finally break through (and I should mention, he broke through when Nadal was absent and Fed is falling off). They don't have finishing power. Nadal and Djoker are grinders to some extent, but they both know how to flatten it out and thump a winner when they set it up. Ferrer just hopes the opponent hits an error. That's why he gets murderer when he plays Nadal or Djoker. They aren't going to make that error, and they know how to thump one by Ferrer.

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 09:08:18 AM »
(Haas now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life)The same can also be said of Gasquet)1hbh is not dead, but is dying quickly. Just take a look at youngsters. Only prosperous one I can think of this moment is Dimitrov)
 
Just hear yourself's,who beat these guys & thay are playing the best tennis of their life's.In case you forgot it was Murray & Ferrer ..-)

hey sid, long time no see  ;-()  Great win vs ManU today  :))

Btw, it's not the point who beat whom, but whether 1hbh is still efficient or is it dead.

Not to mention how close was Haas to actually beat Ferrer on the slowest hc, you would know it if you watched it.
Ferrer being a 'modern tennis player' and Haas a representative of old school all around game.
Its safe to say that Tommy would have beaten Ferrer if the conditions were 'normal' so to say.

I never saw todays footie match  :( as i was in a fishing match,i came 2nd out of 35 other guys.Murray won Miami not playing his better tennis,Murray's serve was not anywhere near his best @ Miami,courts were slower this year as you say.LOL it could near have been clay speed :rofl_2: Haas played very well @ Miami,but to win you can not serve & volley & end up the winner.Murray is better on a quicker court.Ferrer played alot of tennis this year & he's aving a good year so far.Ferrer for a small guy is doing Amazing & he past 30 years.

There's so much wrong with that sentence, but nvm its obvious you didn't watch the match, so there's no point.

Let's just celebrate Chelsea's win and settle with it  ;-()
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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 05:41:12 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 10:48:22 PM »
And Federer was ranked #1 just a few months ago at age 31. Haas, now 34, is playing the best tennis of his life. The same can also be said of Gasquet, who was a prodigy a decade ago.

So, why these 4 players. No, not because they're my favorite players on tour today, only the last 3. :)

The reason for starting this thread is that these 4 players are defying all the naysayers: not only is the the 1HBH not dead, but players are thrieving at advanced ages against the modern player.

Some of you guys have missed this because some of you live in bubbles through which no outside information can get in.


Wait, did you say something?  I can only see lips moving from inside this bubble.
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Re: 2, 9, 12, 14
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 12:14:22 AM »
 :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 05:55:48 AM »
 ..-) Fixed it Alex.
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 12:24:51 PM »
..-) Fixed it Alex.
Enjoy.
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 12:54:47 PM »
..-) Fixed it Alex.
Enjoy.
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and what about those of us who actually know who Jake Gyllenhaal is  :)~
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 01:08:36 PM »
..-) Fixed it Alex.
Enjoy.
darn, how were you able to find my pic on the internet and post it publicly so everyone can see it. I'll sue you  :rofl_2:. well I look good  :)~

and what about those of us who actually know who Jake Gyllenhaal is  :)~
but it's me Jake, with my nick Alex  :gleam:. Don't ask me any movie questions, I'm here to talk about tennis  :whistle:

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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2013, 11:35:55 AM »
..-) Fixed it Alex.
Enjoy.

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