Grand Slam Wimbledon 2019

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Jack Gun Cyril Stun

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there's one stat not in there that is the entire bedrock of djokovic's play - forced errrors -> that extra shot Djokovic makes his opponents play that they eventually lose
Yep, Whatever happened to forced errors, it used to be a regular on the stat summary in the ‘old’ days.
Novak’s defence and ability to make his opponent play not just one but several extra shots is insane. His depth of shot too is rarely mentioned.
 

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Safin, Hewitt and Roddick.

You can’t be serious. They only picked up trophies when Sampras was done and Federer was very young.

Once Fed kicked in they all started getting steamrolled because they were bang average in an average period for tennis.

It’s funny that people focus on Novak beating Fed as a 37 year old overnight but ignore the times he’s beaten him before that.

They also ignore who Federer beat before Novak and Nadal turned up to challenge him.

It’s quite funny.
Kevin Anderson(final), RBA and Lucas Poulie. (semis). That is the competition Novak has had to beat in his last 3 slams.

The US Open in 2017 was the worst slam depth I have ever seen. It has been a huge issue for years and until the next gen finally grow up(ZVEREV!!!!!!!!!!), it is just getting worse as the likes of Stan and Cilic get older while others are permanently sidelined(JMDP, Murray)

Yes, the big 3 are great but 3 players don't make the competition strong. For heaven's sake, Matteo Berrettini and Guido Pella are the 12th-13th ranked players on the race this year.................I rest my bloody case.
 

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actually thought djokovic played pretty poorly yesterday. wouldn't read too much from this match. loved his celebration at the end there, pretty much saying FU to the crowd. didn't do his normal celebration as he felt the crowd was not deserving.
 
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Federer won 14 more points for the match, a much better winner to UE ratio, more aces, more break points. It's a very tough loss for him.

Djokovic on the other hand was not at his best in the first 2 sets that I watched. He was clutch in the tiebreaks, which in the end got him the trophy.
Federer has to be at an extremely high level to go hammer and tong with Novak. I would argue that Novak wasn't quite at his best throughout the match because he wasn't allowed to be by Fed. His serving was just out of this world elite. The greatest clutch server in the history of the game. That reason alone he was able to keep himself in with a big chance till the end. But it comes back to the point of had he been a little off serving wise he would have been wiped in straight. The fine line between a so-so final and an absolute ball tearer.
 

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He got lucky today. Federer, an almost 38 year old, had him on toast. There's no guarantee he'll win the USO or AO. Eventually father time will curb his defensive wall. He'll probably fall just short. Upsets also happen etc.
Federer clinically wins so many matches these days because his serving is just incredible. If that goes you will see a drop off in form. There is a reason he generally tries to finish matches quickly. He was running on fumes by the end last night. Doesn't like to grind anymore.
 

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Safin, Hewitt and Roddick.

You can’t be serious. They only picked up trophies when Sampras was done and Federer was very young.

Once Fed kicked in they all started getting steamrolled because they were bang average in an average period for tennis.

It’s funny that people focus on Novak beating Fed as a 37 year old overnight but ignore the times he’s beaten him before that.

They also ignore who Federer beat before Novak and Nadal turned up to challenge him.

It’s quite funny.
Safin when he turned it on was capable of matching the best. That AO semi final against Fed was a thing of beauty. Problem was he couldn't get his head in the game often enough.
 

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Safin when he turned it on was capable of matching the best. That AO semi final against Fed was a thing of beauty. Problem was he couldn't get his head in the game often enough.
Was like the Russian Kyrgios. Guy was so talented. My favourite player tbh. Could do everything and match with prime Federer.
Sadly just didn’t have it mentally nor cared much about the game. Rather party and count the cash
 

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Was like the Russian Kyrgios. Guy was so talented. My favourite player tbh. Could do everything and match with prime Federer.
Sadly just didn’t have it mentally nor cared much about the game. Rather party and count the cash
He at least achieved some level of grand slam success. Probably should have won 2 Aus opens Johansson played out of his skin to beat him in 03 but Safin was way off that day. Got to the pinnacle but couldn't sustain it over many years.
 

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Wimbledon was fun to go to except for the fact that I lost my hat.
 

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