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They don't make em like they used to indoors do they

Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Agassi,Rafter etc.

Now we get clay courter moonballers or defensive players (Nadal and Djoker)with WTA serving and tapping shots back and living 100 yards behind the baseline as someone's biggest conquest indoors. Horrible era for indoor tennis
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Re: They don't make em like they used to indoors do they

Except Fed.

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Re: They don't make em like they used to indoors do they

By the way, why are you mentioning Agassi? He was never all that indoors.

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Djokovic is not a defensive player
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By the way, why are you mentioning Agassi? He was never all that indoors.
Guess he didn't have enough dinosaurs there

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Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Agassi,Rafter etc.

Now we get clay courter moonballers or defensive players (Nadal and Djoker)with WTA serving and tapping shots back and living 100 yards behind the baseline as someone's biggest conquest indoors. Horrible era for indoor tennis
I kind of agree, specially with Nalbandian and Davydenko gone. Indoor was definetly better in the 90s, still Tsonga, Djokovic and Murray are good indoor players and Federer is one of the alltime greats indoor.

An odd one in the 90s was still Corretja and Moya playing a master cup final, I think after 96 quality went down alot with Becker, Edberg and Stich gone, Agassi taking meth and Sampras declining.

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Djokovic is not a defensive player
He's a 50-50 hybrid (counterpuncher). Not a complete Nadull-like retriever, but against the Soderlings and Berdychs he will adopt that strategy before saving his aggression for the pig.

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Re: They don't make em like they used to indoors do they

Soderling and Berdych are quite good aswell, if you have TMC with Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga, Soderling, Berdych, Del Potro and Nalbandian back to form that would be a great indoor tournament.

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He's a 50-50 hybrid (counterpuncher). Not a complete Nadull-like retriever, but against the Soderlings and Berdychs he will adopt that strategy before saving his aggression for the pig.
that's what I meant ....he is both in one
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Haha such a museum post.

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By the way, why are you mentioning Agassi? He was never all that indoors.
To Sampras' era???
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Djokovic is not a defensive player
And he always plays inside the baseline. These generalizations are pathetic and untrue.



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He's a 50-50 hybrid (counterpuncher). Not a complete Nadull-like retriever, but against the Soderlings and Berdychs he will adopt that strategy before saving his aggression for the pig.
Amazing that you can dismiss Rafa and Nole as counterpunchers and still be a huge Murray fan.



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Amazing that you can dismiss Rafa and Nole as counterpunchers and still be a huge Murray fan.
I never said he wasn't

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I never said he wasn't
But how can you be a fan of a guy that embodies the game style that you hate the most?



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