2018 Australian Open - Early Chatter

Discussion in 'Pro Tennis (Mens)' started by britbox, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. El Dude

    El Dude Grand Slam Champion

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    Here we go again. Honestly, is there anything new to say in the Fedal Wars?


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  2. atttomole

    atttomole Masters Champion

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    Yes, he is the GOAT, but no player is unbeatable.:)
     
  3. mrzz

    mrzz Multiple Major Winner

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    I have material evidence supporting that Nadal practiced Voodoo with Federer. His Voodoo doll was stolen late in 2015 when his luggage got stranded while going to Tokyo open, and since then he cannot beat Federer anymore.

    And, off course, Nadal's ears are too big.
     
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  4. Fiero425

    Fiero425 Grand Slam Champion

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    Well it would help if Rafa could take a set! It's been a wipe out the last few matches! It was bad enough losing AO when up 2-1 sets to a reputed "pigeon," but since then it's been quite one-sided and I don't know why! I don't think Roger's playing much differently; maybe more to do with Nole being absent! Heaven knows he's had his number the last several years on any surface except the Cinci event! Nole's never won it, losing the final maybe 5 or 6 times to the likes of Roger and Andy! It's the only Masters not on his resume! No one's done him the favor of eliminating the other Big 3 like Soderling did for Roger at FO back in '09! :whistle: :oops: :rolleyes: :ptennis:
     
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  5. Denis

    Denis Multiple Major Winner

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    Novak has a winning record against both, yet has managed to put himself (temporarily) outside of the GOAT conversation.

    Last year was a crucial year to reel in fedal, yet he managed to concede 2 slams to each. I’m a bit more pessimistic now but he should start winning slams again and keep fedal from doing just that.
     
  6. DarthFed

    DarthFed The GOAT

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    You guys found out that your favorite player ages too. Something a lot of Djoker fans seemed unaware of until last year. We will see how he comes back, his motivation should be high...but it should've still been high last year as well. Nole did well to duck Roger last year, could've gotten some nice easy W's like Nole racked up vs Roger in his mid 30's.
     
  7. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    “But no player is unbeatable”

    This is true but it’s a very tough concept to sell to “a lot of the Fed Fans”.. You know who they are
     
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  8. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    After Fedal took 80% of the Master series and 100 % of the majors in 2017.. Are you kidding.. WE ARE JUST Getting started!!:clap:
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Rafa and Thiem played a 5 setter today in Melbourne..thats good to see both players are putting in extra work before next week.
     
  10. Denis

    Denis Multiple Major Winner

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    Nadal conceded two sets? Did they use the shot clock? I’m personally quite excited to see that in practice on Nadal. They should have done that a decade ago.
     
  11. Denis

    Denis Multiple Major Winner

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    I must confess I did not expect it to happen last year already. Novak is lean and takes good care of his body with all the stretching and the physio.
     
  12. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Thanks smartazz:clap:
     
  13. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Denis.. as you can tell Darth wanted the “big payback” for Roger vs Nole.. A wise man once stated.. Payback is a M#Fr
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    "Found a way" ..No..you are a gambler at heart and you know damn well there are no Absolutes in sports. NONE...Roger couldnt stop what was coming..Nadal..Thats why to loosing to Novak in 2012 ..last year loss at AO was the 2nd worst GS title for Rafa. Heck, his recent mastery over Roger in grand slams encounters was about as close as absolute could be .
     
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    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Good post Fiero
     
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  16. Front242

    Front242 The GOAT

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    Good post? Which AO was he supposedly up 2 sets to 1 and then lost?!
     
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  17. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    May need you to be the voice of reasoning with Miss Carol being absentee and i am gonna go walkabout hopefully for a few weeks..Darth, Front and the rest of those rabid Fed fans will try to have their way with Miss Moxie..although she isnt anyone's patsy and can handle those posters with ease.
     
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  18. the AntiPusher

    the AntiPusher Grand Slam Champion

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    Fiero tell it like it is..hey Rafa lost ..there isnt anything that can change it now..what do you want me to do, jump on an anti Fed soapbox like Darth does about Wimbledon 08 or USO 09 Fed getting spanked by JMDP..no i am not built that way my friend
    Cheers
     
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  19. Moxie

    Moxie Multiple Major Winner

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    Another way of stating the bolded above is that Rafa beat Roger in those events. I know you feel the need to keep parsing out the H2H, and disclaiming why Roger "shouldn't" have lost so many times, particularly off-clay. It would make some sense if it were only a 1-2 losses, but it's a bit undignified to keep claiming otherwise victories with so much evidence to the contrary. Likewise, I don't think you can only say it was because Rafa was in Roger's head. Let's face it: he was well in his game. And getting back in there is far from impossible.
     
  20. Front242

    Front242 The GOAT

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    He got the score completely wrong...
     
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