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View Poll Results: Who you got?
Djok 26 63.41%
Rafa 3 7.32%
Stan 3 7.32%
Murray 5 12.20%
Tsonga 0 0%
Nishikori 1 2.44%
Thiem 1 2.44%
Zverev 1 2.44%
Fognini 1 2.44%
Lorenzi 0 0%
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:53 AM   #101
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Not saying Roger or Rafa were the biggest threats to Novak, but this is the year he should definitely win.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:54 AM   #102
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

nadal retires from tourney with a hurt wrist
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:00 AM   #103
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Yep and it doesn't help that it's impossible to watch unless you somehow have the tennis channel. No highlights that I've seen. Most people probably have no idea this is even going on. It's incredible

ESPN completely dropped their coverage this year (as they should've), so have fun only watching the final match when it's on NBC.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:24 AM   #104
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Kyrgios isn't going to make it as an elite (top5) player.

Just doesn't have the WIM for it.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:27 AM   #105
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

SF at Wimbledon wouldn't surprise me. Clearly clay is his worst surface.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:27 AM   #106
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

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Kyrgios isn't going to make it as an elite (top5) player.

Just doesn't have the WIM for it.

He said multiple times he hates Tennis

He's right to take the money available for a few years and not giving a **** about trying hard until he retires at 26 to do what he really likes
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:34 AM   #107
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Now that the Nadal/RG era is over, it's pretty crazy to "look back" and think he won 9 out of 10 in a row. What a sick streak.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:48 AM   #108
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

well that sucks.

Djoker to cakewalk now
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:02 PM   #109
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He said multiple times he hates Tennis

He's right to take the money available for a few years and not giving a **** about trying hard until he retires at 26 to do what he really likes
Aye but he can go for it and push him self for a few years and make even more money and thus have more sponsorship, media stuff etc

Could be a cash cow with his persona on and off the court!

His loss tbh
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:28 PM   #110
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

rafa really done

novak peaking during a nice lull in tennis
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:35 PM   #111
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Nadal's withdrawal is roughly as legit as Cilic's from the second round of Wimbledon in 2013.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:03 PM   #112
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rafa really done

novak peaking during a nice lull in tennis
Every 10+ Grand Slam winners except Nadal played during a few years of incredibly lol opponents, that includes Federer and Sampras

Nadal clearly had to fight the best opponents his whole carreer, Federer had a a few year where Nadal couldn't win on hard courts and his most fearsome opponents were Roddick and Safin
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #113
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Nadal's withdrawal is roughly as legit as Cilic's from the second round of Wimbledon in 2013.
Yup something is super off

Big chance for Thiem though
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:25 PM   #114
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Novak has won 11 slams, during the era of Roger, Rafa and Murray.

Rafa is 4-3 against him in slam finals too, although he's 3-1 up against Roger and is 4-2 up against Murray.

Hardly an lol opponents.

Borg the same with Connors, McEnroe, Lendl etc

You can't have it one with Rafa and not the same with Roger and Novak.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #115
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Well he consistently lost during peak Roger and partly peak Rafa. Then he started to succeed and they started to fall off.

And he's the only one of them to lose a final to Murray!!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:22 PM   #116
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Watching on replay but I thought this Kyrgios/Gasquet match would be more entertaining.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:42 PM   #117
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

I didn't see the match, but apparently Kyrgios was carrying some kind of injury (again).
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:53 PM   #118
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Holy **** Rafa withdraws?!?!
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:55 PM   #119
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

John McEnroe added to Raonic's coaching staff, bombshell!
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:00 PM   #120
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Anyone ever watch McEnroe play in these exhibition events with Courier, Roddick, Blake and those guys? They are on tv sometimes I'm pretty sure they come to my city every year. Guy is still a G for his age.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:03 PM   #121
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

This one of the easiest draws I ever remember Milos having for a GS.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:04 PM   #122
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Anyone ever watch McEnroe play in these exhibition events with Courier, Roddick, Blake and those guys? They are on tv sometimes I'm pretty sure they come to my city every year. Guy is still a G for his age.
Yeah, the guy is a competitor until the day he dies. He still gets genuinely angry during those events as well, haha.
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

Yup, remember watching some highlights of McEnroe yelling at umps, lines people, etc. thinking it was a schtick but no, it was genuine anger.

Wasn't it him that served it at Paes or something in either an exhibition or legends match?
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:43 AM   #124
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Re: 2016 Roland Garros WOAT slam AINEC

I want to see GOATBis go deep again. He'd still be in the top 10 if he gave a **** about tennis. Guys like him, Kyrgios and del Potro are going to be included in the long list of "what could have been" players (for different reasons of course).

In the case of del Potro, injuries prevented him from possibly turning the Big Four into the Big Five.
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:30 PM   #125
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A break for Gulbis with Jo Willy retiring, oh boy!
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