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20 Truths to Ponder

1. 2006 was Federer's peak; at that point his backhand was incredible(even on clay) and he had a legitimate chance to seriously challenge or even beat Nadal at the French

2. Federer always believed he would one day win the French

3. Nadal always hoped one day he would win Wimbledon

4. Nadal's game, since 2005, has become more aggressive each and every year

5. At the start of 2008 Nadal fans (even if they wouldn't admit it) were worried about the Djokovic threat.

6. At the end of 2008 Djokovic fans were wondered if he was still the favorite against Nadal on hard courts

7. Andy Murray always thought (knew?) he was as talented as some thought, even though many thought he was not

8. Federer (mono or not, back problem or not) has no idea why he is not winning as much as he used to; neither do his fans for all the many possibilities that are discussed

9. Nadal is a more than apt volleyer, better than Djokovic, as good as Murray

10. Federer volleys well, but not as well as some people think

11. Nadal didn't play great against Tsonga in the 2008 Aussie semi, but he didn't play badly. The result of the match was based on Tsonga's play, which was as great as everyone says it was.

12. We are all dying to see if Federer can still beat Djokovic and/or Murray on clay/grass.

11. Nalbandian is as talented as everyone thinks, but he will never put it all together consistently enough to do anything more than he has done in the past

12. Hewitt was never going to stop Federer

13. Agassi was never going to stop Federer

14. Roddick always thought he would improve enough to beat Federer, but he was never going to stop Federer

15. Safin on his best day is competitive with Federer on his best day, but Safin was never going to stop Federer on a regular basis

15. The 2007 Wimbledon final *could* have gone either way, but Federer played better when it mattered.

16. Nadal is a talented grass court player, and what he did to Murray at Wimbledon last year raises doubts about Murray having a legitimate chance of beating him there this year

17. Federer is not sure that he will break Sampras' record

18. The Wimbledon grass may be slower or it may not; not everyone agrees. However, the Queens Club grass is as quick as it comes, and last year Nadal beat Karlovic, Roddick, and Djokovic there and won the title

19. Djokovic is a very good clay court player

20. As it stands, the Federer Sampras debate relies on determining which is more important, dominance or longevity



Your thoughts?

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


My favorite Federer and Nadal quotes following their 2008 Wimbledon final:

“But right now, it’s not much of a how do you say? a feel-good thing.”
-Roger Federer
"In the last game, I didn't see nothing. The true, I wasn't see nothing, no?"
-Rafael Nadal
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Rain is wet.

You don't tug Superman's cape.

When the seagull follows the trawler it's because the sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Knee jerk reactions, bandwagoning and the "what if" scenarios will continue on long after we all die.

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".

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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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When the seagull follows the trawler it's because the sardines will be thrown into the sea.
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Rain is wet.

You don't tug Superman's cape.

When the seagull follows the trawler it's because the sardines will be thrown into the sea.

Knee jerk reactions, bandwagoning and the "what if" scenarios will continue on long after we all die.
Surely you could have done better then that

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8. Federer (mono or not, back problem or not) has no idea why he is not winning as much as he used to; neither do his fans for all the many possibilities that are discussed

9. Nadal is a more than apt volleyer, better than Djokovic, as good as Murray

10. Federer volleys well, but not as well as some people think
Number 9 must have slipped my mind cos that is just not true. Number 8 is only partly true, Fed doesnt know why he is losing but i do. Number 10 is a half truth cos he does volley well, but because he doesnt volley as much as he should his volleys arnt as good as it could be.
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half true half wrong.
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nadal's serve maybe the weakest of anyone with 6 or mor slam. as a rafa fan im appalled with his serve, its horrendously bad!
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