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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2013, 01:37:39 PM »
I absolutely LOVED tennis when Roger was winning everything!   :innocent:  I miss those days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(  I wasn't bored at all during those years! :rofl_2:

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »
when was the last time tennis was unpredictable? 
I think its always been the top players winning everything

To me it's not about top dogs winning, its more about how they are winning. If you have Murray vs Ferrer match, their play is totally predictable. Same with Fed vs Nadal. Nadal keeps playing at Fed's backhand with lot of topspin, similar with Murray vs Fed.

Same tactic all over again.


I agree with that. I don't mind the same players winning as long as the match-ups are fun. I don't mind Djokovic winning. but I'd love to see more battles between the top players and the second tier and newbies. Del Potro when he's playing well makes a fight out of matches but then he also goes down in bagels sometimes to Fed/Djokovic/Nadal. Tsonga same story. Berdych likes taking out Roger and that's it. Cilic is a no-show. Raonic needs to make some noise and not just "my rankings going up!!". Gasquet's got style, does he also have a head and a game? Dimitrov "only as good as the second serve" needs to hit that second serve in the box. Gulbis needs to show more of why half the people in the top 100 don't know how to play tennis like he said and play some top tennis.

Random upsets like Rosol and Benneteau and Haas don't mean too much because they don't further any storylines. But can you imagine the next time Del Potro and Djokovic meet in a final, given that they have split their last two matches? Or what about if Dimitrov can close out the first set next time he plays a top 4 player, given that he's put himself in that position before. That's exciting. I would look forward to those matches and watch them even if the outcome is still heavily in favor of the favorite and the result might become "predictable"


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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013, 04:27:58 PM »
Dallas being silly as usual wanting Fed to win everything. OK, fine with me  :)). j/k with you lady D. I do understand. I'm just not sure what you are going to do when Fed retires  :)~.

Top guys do get upset. The thing is that no matter what.  one gets upset, one of the others (top 4) will win it. I'm thinking of Haas playing a really great match against Djokovic and actually hoping he would win the tournament. well, it didn't happen. too bad, too sad.

We always have at least top 3 guys in semis of all majors. and one of them will win it.

First of all Fed, Djoko and Rafa are already legends. I don't really care who wins more slams. we need some fresh blood and it's not happening.

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 11:14:49 PM »
Dallas being silly as usual wanting Fed to win everything. OK, fine with me  :)). j/k with you lady D. I do understand. I'm just not sure what you are going to do when Fed retires  :)~.

Top guys do get upset. The thing is that no matter what.  one gets upset, one of the others (top 4) will win it. I'm thinking of Haas playing a really great match against Djokovic and actually hoping he would win the tournament. well, it didn't happen. too bad, too sad.

We always have at least top 3 guys in semis of all majors. and one of them will win it.

First of all Fed, Djoko and Rafa are already legends. I don't really care who wins more slams. we need some fresh blood and it's not happening.

I'll have someone else by the time Roger retires.  Don't know who yet -- but it always happens for me.  Remember, Ashe to Borg to Lendl to Pete to Roger...someone will come along (I hope)...  :))

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 11:49:43 PM »
you got nothing to worry about dallas.
 
roger will play until he is 41-43.
 
 
he is that talented.
 
 

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 12:22:48 AM »
It may be 4, but, come on, it's far better than the recent duopoly that dominated the tour for a few years. I've always thought 5 would be ideal.

I don't see a legit #5, i.e., Big 5, in the mix. Maybe Jerzy  :;:-|
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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2013, 12:39:07 AM »
It wasn't long ago that Fed took everything and Nadal most the rest.
Now Djokovic intruded and then Murray.
 
It seems DelPo has done quite a bit too but he's only won one tournament greater than a 500 in his whole career.
No masters and one slam, that's it...... 

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2013, 12:16:22 PM »
Now, for the first time since Wimby 2010, we'll have a finalist outside of the Big Four.

Hopefully Tsonga or Ferrer will take the first GS title for a non-Big Four player after DelPo's 2009 USO title. Yet that seems unlikely.

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 01:12:18 PM »
And at RG since my guy! Gaston Gaudio in 2004!!

Hahaha have to plug my boy Gaston :)

No doubt everyone saw that coming.
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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2013, 04:33:13 PM »
Now, for the first time since Wimby 2010, we'll have a finalist outside of the Big Four.

Hopefully Tsonga or Ferrer will take the first GS title for a non-Big Four player after DelPo's 2009 USO title. Yet that seems unlikely.
yeah, but I can bet my house that either Novak or Rafa will hold the RG trophy on Sunday. We get some 'variations' here and there but the final outcome is never in doubt.

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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 06:03:47 PM »
Alex, the resident malcontent, is never happy about anything...
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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2013, 11:59:51 AM »
I wrote this in another thread: stop protecting the top players with seeds and you're sure to change the scenary.


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Re: are you happy how predictable everything is in tennis nowadays?
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
don't worry folks, all these predictable moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.  ..-)
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