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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #465 on: January 29, 2018, 02:21:42 PM »
What can one say about Federer, Number one sports man in the history of sport. has it all, skill, class, endurance, career span, GOAT in his sport, very likable, brilliant with the media, family man, in other words all you would want in a package.

Yeah oustanding, 20 titles is some going, he was coasting yesterday and then he had to dig himself out of a hole and the extra class told
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« Reply #466 on: January 29, 2018, 04:18:49 PM »
In the list of the greatest sportsmen of all time, he definitely has to be up there in the top 5 at least and was said earlier, the grace and class he carries himself with is unbelievable.

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« Reply #467 on: January 29, 2018, 05:05:39 PM »
What can one say about Federer, Number one sports man in the history of sport. has it all, skill, class, endurance, career span, GOAT in his sport, very likable, brilliant with the media, family man, in other words all you would want in a package.

Yeah oustanding, 20 titles is some going, he was coasting yesterday and then he had to dig himself out of a hole and the extra class told

I remember watching this match many years ago. Passing of the torch moment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/in_depth/2001/wimbledon_2001/1418928.stm

Did nt realise Sampras was "only" 29 then. Think he won his last major in 2002 when he was 30. Just goes to show how incredible Federer (and Nadal's) longevity is.

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« Reply #468 on: January 29, 2018, 06:25:58 PM »
I'm not sure how to create a thread...is it a stretch to consider the last 20 years the Golden Era of Sports? Consider the main sports/sports events in the world.
Tennis- Roger or Nadal
Golf- Tiger
Soccer - Messi/Ronaldo/Zidane
Racing - McCoy
Boxing - Mayweather (probably not the strongest category)
Athletics - Bolt, Phelps
Darts - Taylor
Snooker - O'Sullivan
NFL - Brady
NBA - Bryant or Lebron
GAA - The Kilkenny 4 in a row/ Dubs atm

Add in Schumacher, the fat Ronaldo and I feel its been a real golden era for sports. Add in again Henman Hill and its consistent disappointment for bonus points.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #469 on: January 29, 2018, 07:43:56 PM »
I'm not sure how to create a thread...is it a stretch to consider the last 20 years the Golden Era of Sports? Consider the main sports/sports events in the world.
Tennis- Roger or Nadal
Golf- Tiger
Soccer - Messi/Ronaldo/Zidane
Racing - McCoy
Boxing - Mayweather (probably not the strongest category)
Athletics - Bolt, Phelps
Darts - Taylor
Snooker - O'Sullivan
NFL - Brady
NBA - Bryant or Lebron
GAA - The Kilkenny 4 in a row/ Dubs atm

Add in Schumacher, the fat Ronaldo and I feel its been a real golden era for sports. Add in again Henman Hill and its consistent disappointment for bonus points.

I know what you are saying but I would say accessibility and coverage have a lot to do with it. You can argue a lot about athletes from different eras who never directly competed with each other. For example Why Tiger above Nicklaus? Why Messi over pele? Mayweather over Ali?  Hendry over o Sullivan?

 I do think it definitely is for tennis though. 3 of the top 6 slam winners of all time competing against each other largely in their prime is unheard of.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #470 on: January 29, 2018, 08:16:32 PM »
I have nobody over Ali

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #471 on: July 11, 2018, 05:05:44 PM »
Federer in some battle.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #472 on: July 11, 2018, 05:10:43 PM »
Federer in some battle.

Great match

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #473 on: July 11, 2018, 05:13:15 PM »
Thon boy looks like he borrowed his gear from an uncle.


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« Reply #474 on: July 11, 2018, 05:29:23 PM »
Some comeback

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« Reply #475 on: July 11, 2018, 05:53:22 PM »
Some big wins for Anderson in the last year having made the US Open final too.

Really incredible from Federer to lose from being two up with match point. Anderson's serving was incredible though.

Essentially means Djokovic vs (likely) Nadal on Friday will be the final in all but name.
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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #476 on: July 13, 2018, 08:17:41 PM »
Amazing semi final....99 games in the match. Don't think Serena has played that many games to get to the final. Equal prize money is a nonsense

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #477 on: July 13, 2018, 08:36:29 PM »
50 games in the final set of the Anderson Isner semi final before Anderson came out on top. Amazing stuff.

Nadal and Djokovic could be a long match too.

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #478 on: July 13, 2018, 08:48:52 PM »
A relative sprint for Isner who was also involved in this

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records

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Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« Reply #479 on: July 13, 2018, 10:11:46 PM »
A relative sprint for Isner who was also involved in this

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_tennis_match_records

And promptly lost his next match in straights if I recall correctly. Anderson will be banjaxed but so will whoever wins this one giving it'll go into tomorrow.
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