- Feb 4, 2008
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French Open favourites
What an era in mens tennis.
French Open this year will be very very interesting. Thiem is a huge wildcard. Stefo could annoy. Only 3 months time
(and that is ignoring the womens side with Osaka ability on this surface)
I still think Thiem is on the slight up while Rafa is on the ever so slight decline. Same with Tsitsipas, on the upwards side of the improvement curve and his best tennis.French Open favourites
Rankings are relevant? Okay... Ash Barty is world number 1 despite not playing for 12months. The system isn’t a true reflection.Still 5th in the ATP rankings despite not playing in over 12 months.
You can’t use 2001. He was 14/15 then and still doing Futures/Juniors. He didn’t really become a Challenger/main tour regular until 2003.Nadal turned pro in 2001. That means 7 titles outside the French Open, in 20 years. And in one of those, he didn't face a Top 20 player. His record is really all about dominating at one tournament.
The only sport a woman could be a GOAT is netball. A top woman in the WTA would struggle to defeat any of the top 100 men on the ATP tour. This isn't misogynistic. It's biological fact.Until anyone goes past 24, the goat is Margaret Court. With Queen Serena Williams the next best goat.