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Oh my god, yes. These two are killing tennis. Who wants to sit through 6 hours' worth of one-dimensional, physical tennis from the baseline?

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Alas that GIF has more variety than yesterday's match.

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one interesting tidbit during the match, at the start of the fifth, they showed how many miles these guys covered during the match. Novak was at 15 and rafa at 14. This is without the 7-5, i find that amazing.
That's funny. People are saying Rafa runs much more compared to Djokovic but the statistics seem to suggest otherwise. I think it was the same at Wimbledon.
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Can't say I'm disappointed about this AO final. If there was ever any doubt Nadal was turning this rivalry back in his favor, those doubts have been laid to rest. Nadal up a break in the 5th set on Djokovic's best surface, is an ominous sign for the next 3 slams. And all this after just one month with his new racquet weight. The Djok camp can feel Nadal is on the way to hunt them down. Here's to THE RAFA SLAM 2013 in AUSTRALIA.
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Can't say I'm disappointed about this AO final. If there was ever any doubt Nadal was turning this rivalry back in his favor, those doubts have been laid to rest. Nadal up a break in the 5th set on Djokovic's best surface, is an ominous sign for the next 3 slams. The Djok camp can feel Nadal is on the way to hunt them down. Here's to THE RAFA SLAM 2013 in AUSTRALIA.

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Can't say I'm disappointed about this AO final. If there was ever any doubt Nadal was turning this rivalry back in his favor, those doubts have been laid to rest. Nadal up a break in the 5th set on Djokovic's best surface, is an ominous sign for the next 3 slams. And all this after just one month with his new racquet weight. The Djok camp can feel Nadal is on the way to hunt them down. Here's to THE RAFA SLAM 2013 in AUSTRALIA.

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Can't say I'm disappointed about this AO final. If there was ever any doubt Nadal was turning this rivalry back in his favor, those doubts have been laid to rest. Nadal up a break in the 5th set on Djokovic's best surface, is an ominous sign for the next 3 slams. And all this after just one month with his new racquet weight. The Djok camp can feel Nadal is on the way to hunt them down. Here's to THE RAFA SLAM 2013 in AUSTRALIA.
That made me smile, please don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen, slight possibility of course, but still warning you anyway. And I miss the word 'GOLDEN' here, you heretic.
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Forget about Nole 2.0 and welcome Nole 3.0 The Warrior.
Really, who could have predicted this transformation two years ago? (I did, but you won't believe me anyway).
No one ever will be able to doubt again Nole's willpower, fitness, heart or spirit. Is there anything else he must prove? Is there anything he can't do?
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Alas that GIF has more variety than yesterday's match.
Sadly. This.

Yesterday's match was a great display of fighting spirit - and thus a GREAT match, i fully agree, but not in tennis terms. Boy oh boy, Djokovic and Nadal are the leading players in destroying what was a beautiful sport.
It is a shame.

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Agreed so hard. USO SF 2011 is the most heartbreaking Federer loss for me.
Worse than AO 09 Final?

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That made me smile, please don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen, slight possibility of course, but still warning you anyway. And I miss the word 'GOLDEN' here, you heretic.
Also, sir, your username is invalid.
So if Nadal wins more slams than any other player on tour in 2012, my username is invalid?
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Oh my god, yes. These two are killing tennis. Who wants to sit through 6 hours' worth of one-dimensional, physical tennis from the baseline?
Luckily real tennis fans love it and have the capacity to appreciate its greatness.



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