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Last Grand Slam was in 1969 for Men - Rod Laver

 

Steffi Graf did it in 1988

 

Tomorrow , it will be Nole

 

US Open Final Novak vs Medvedev

 

Totally rooting for Djoker :winky:

 

Calling all Tennis fans 

@Gollum @vvvslaxman @Cricketics @BacktoCricaddict @Vilander @velu @sage @maniac @sandeep @Mariyam @I6MTW

 

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18 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Last Grand Slam was in 1969 for Men - Rod Laver

 

Steffi Graf did it in 1988

 

Tomorrow , it will be Nole

 

US Open Final Novak vs Medvedev

 

Totally rooting for Djoker :winky:

 

Calling all Tennis fans 

@Gollum @vvvslaxman @Cricketics @BacktoCricaddict @Vilander @velu @sage @maniac @sandeep @Mariyam @I6MTW

 

@Mariyam is a tennis fan?

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13 hours ago, Gollum said:

@Mariyam is a tennis fan?

She’s tagged for some witty remarks on Tennis

 

Cmon Man, I know you are tensed for tomorrow 

 

Root for your fav. I know I want Nole to win.

 

No. 21 coming ATG to beat Fed and Rafa. and Grand Slam

 

Tripple whammy 

 

@Gambit another fan added

 

 

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Nole will fulfill his destiny to win CYGS and the record slam count of 21. His only major threat was Zverev and somehow he managed to beat him in 5 sets. Medvedev will be easy 4 sets max for Nole. Advance congrats to Nole and his fans.

It sucks that the match is 4 PM EST which makes it unable to watch for Indian viewers :facepalm:USO has sheet scheduling. Until now, it was 7 PM EST. Atleast you can watch part of the match.

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7 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

She’s tagged for comedy value

 

Cmon Man, I know you are tensed for tomorrow 

 

Root for your fav. I know I want Nole to win.

 

No. 21 coming ATG to beat Fed and Rafa. and Grand Slam

 

Tripple whammy 

 

@Gambit another fan added

 

 

May the best man win.

 

50:50 for me. Nole has always been vulnerable on this court, about time Med wins one and he is fresher, huge mental burden on the world number one.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Sean Bradley said:

No Nadal, No Thiem, No Federer, it was a straight road for Djoko, Though I expect Medvedev to put up a fight. 

Thiem is a miss.

 

But no Nadal, no Federer makes Nole's task harder especially in HC slams.

 

Federer hasn't beaten Nole in a slam after 2012 SW19 SF, lost 3 slam finals on his favorite court against him. Huge mental block, even when he outplays Nole in big matches he can't finish the job and this has been happening for close to a decade.

 

Nadal's last non-RG slam win over Nole was in 2013 USO. Moreover Nole has won last 19 or 20 consecutive sets against Nadal on HC, that is crazy domination. Unlike Fed, he can never outplay Nole on this surface, a level or two below IMO and I am being generous. 

 

Nole's main threats are Med, Thiem, Tsitsi, Zverev, RBA etc. Fed/Nadal only make the job easier for Nole by beating his tough opponents and then bending over in SF/F. 

 

Here Nole has had to face Berretini, Zverev, Medvedev one after the other. That's as tough as it gets for him, 2021 Nadal/Federer don't pose any threat to him. He will face defeats in the future, but at the hands of players younger than him. Except Nadal in RG, that is a different level of challenge. 

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3 hours ago, Gollum said:

Thiem is a miss.

 

But no Nadal, no Federer makes Nole's task harder especially in HC slams.

 

Federer hasn't beaten Nole in a slam after 2012 SW19 SF, lost 3 slam finals on his favorite court against him. Huge mental block, even when he outplays Nole in big matches he can't finish the job and this has been happening for close to a decade.

 

Nadal's last non-RG slam win over Nole was in 2013 USO. Moreover Nole has won last 19 or 20 consecutive sets against Nadal on HC, that is crazy domination. Unlike Fed, he can never outplay Nole on this surface, a level or two below IMO and I am being generous. 

 

Nole's main threats are Med, Thiem, Tsitsi, Zverev, RBA etc. Fed/Nadal only make the job easier for Nole by beating his tough opponents and then bending over in SF/F. 

 

Here Nole has had to face Berretini, Zverev, Medvedev one after the other. That's as tough as it gets for him, 2021 Nadal/Federer don't pose any threat to him. He will face defeats in the future, but at the hands of players younger than him. Except Nadal in RG, that is a different level of challenge. 

 

Absolutely agree, I am big Novak fan myself, but I wanted to see more intriguing tennis, This US Open was like, which kid would Nole Beat in the final, With Federer at least it was 70 30 in Nole's favour, they always put up an exciting contest. Hoping that Med makes its exciting. 

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4 hours ago, Gollum said:

Thiem is a miss.

 

But no Nadal, no Federer makes Nole's task harder especially in HC slams.

 

Federer hasn't beaten Nole in a slam after 2012 SW19 SF, lost 3 slam finals on his favorite court against him. Huge mental block, even when he outplays Nole in big matches he can't finish the job and this has been happening for close to a decade.

 

Nadal's last non-RG slam win over Nole was in 2013 USO. Moreover Nole has won last 19 or 20 consecutive sets against Nadal on HC, that is crazy domination. Unlike Fed, he can never outplay Nole on this surface, a level or two below IMO and I am being generous. 

 

Nole's main threats are Med, Thiem, Tsitsi, Zverev, RBA etc. Fed/Nadal only make the job easier for Nole by beating his tough opponents and then bending over in SF/F. 

 

Here Nole has had to face Berretini, Zverev, Medvedev one after the other. That's as tough as it gets for him, 2021 Nadal/Federer don't pose any threat to him. He will face defeats in the future, but at the hands of players younger than him. Except Nadal in RG, that is a different level of challenge. 

You seem to miss one important point in the Fedovic rivalry. Its that Federer is 6 years senior to Djokovic and until 2015 Wimby, Federer had a winning record against Djokovic. Federer had 2 ATGs chasing him and Djokovic has none.

Courier who won 4 slams ended Edberg's career who was 4 years his senior. Courier has 4 GS and Edberg 6. Its usually Edberg who is thought as a better player.

Sampras who won 14 slams ended Becker's career who was 4 years his senior. Sampras with his GS tally was considered a better player. All of them retired in the early 30s.

Its not Federer's fault nor is Djokovic's that the next gen hasn't stepped up. If they did, none of the big 3 would have reached 20 slams. post 2015 is one of the weakest eras in tennis and will resemble the WTA once Nole retires.

You are saying Nole faced Berretini, Zverev, and Medvedev and that is tough competition. While that is a tough competition in this open and among the next gen (or is it next next gen :hmmmm2:), they don't have the secret to success as the great players of the past have shown. This is the age in which the past greats have won grand slams. Federer - 21, Djokovic - 20, Nadal - 19, Sampras - 19, Becker - 17. Edberg - 19, Courier - 20. These players tasted success early and in their physical prime and let the winning feeling create an aura. Berretini, Zverev, Medvedev are 25, 24, 25 and don't look like favorites to me. Zverev seems the stronger among the three and stretched Nole to 5 sets but couldn't finish the job as he went bust in set 5. All of them look like deer in headlights when facing the big 3. Do you know Medvedev is 0-3 against grandpa Fed :phehe:.

I don't think the final is 50;50. Nole is easily winning this. Medvedev talked a big game about all pressure on Nole in AO but folded like a meek kitten. Same will happen in USO. Here is another interesting stat for you. Players born in the 90s have won only 1 slam (Thiem with Nole default and the other big 3 missing and almost choked in the final v Zverev) among 80 in the past 20 years while players born in the 80s have won 70+ :laugh:. With all due respect to the current gen, grandpa Fed and olDal will deliver more competition than the rest and that's how it will play out till Nole hangs up his boots. His boots will be plenty. I'm thinking 25-30 slams. 

4 hours ago, Gollum said:

May the best man win.

 

50:50 for me. Nole has always been vulnerable on this court, about time Med wins one and he is fresher, huge mental burden on the world number one.

 

 

 

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