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Re: Has Djokovic surpassed Stefan Edberg and/or Boris Becker?

As for who is better, depends what people value more. Of course Nole Fools will gloat that he is already better without actually taking things into consideration that court conditions are so different to what Becker/Edberg experienced and how this imapcted on their results.

The other side is everything was better in the old days, which isn't true either. Like anything some things evolve for the better and others for the worse. Sure there were actually varied surfaces that required different skills to succeed.

Faster surfaces were too quick at the time. This led to what we have now with homogonised surfaces, which has gone too far the other way. While good for the marketing department and business people for the ATP in increased money, has taken away certain aspects of surface specialisation. Now they play the same game on all surfaces barring the movement side.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".

Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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