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Nole and Rafa - the only players in the history of tennis to meet in all 4 GS finals

This is something for the history books and needs to be acknowledged.

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True. And it was 4 finals in succession.

Federer-Nadal never had more than two in succession.
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novak can win against his evil error-throwing self during bad 5th sets
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It's called complete dominance.
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It's called complete dominance.
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just another proof that there aren't a big 4 or even big 3 in men's tennis
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just another proof that there aren't a big 4 or even big 3 in men's tennis
After Sunday there will only be a big 1.
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If Nole wins, she replicate what Serena did. And Nadal will be Djokovic's Venus.
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just another proof that there aren't a big 4 or even big 3 in men's tennis
if nadal wouldn't have suck so much at the uso for all these years, fedal would have also played all 4 gs-finals a long time again.
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It's called complete dominance.
This has only happened because the surfaces have all been slowed down. If the US Open and Wimbledon were as fast as they were in the past, there's a very good chance Rafa would have won neither of them. Look how djokovic and Nadal whinged about the blue clay as conditions there were fast. See how both tumbled out early. Why did Sampras win 7 Wimbledons and 0 French Opens? Conditions were vastly different at both. Conditions are much more similar now-a-days.
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Whoa Congrats dudes. But something tells me that Nadull is starting to hate to meed Djokoking in the final
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This has only happened because the surfaces have all been slowed down. If the US Open and Wimbledon were as fast as they were in the past, there's a very good chance Rafa would have won neither of them. Look how djokovic and Nadal whinged about the blue clay as conditions there were fast. See how both tumbled out early. Why did Sampras win 7 Wimbledons and 0 French Opens? Conditions were vastly different at both. Conditions are much more similar now-a-days.


Give them credit for fucks sake. This 'only' happened because they are miles ahead of the field.

The reason Sampras didn't reach any RG finals is because he basically was all serve.

Nadal and Djokovic have everything you need to dominate, the best forehands, by far the best movement, by far the best stamina, Djokovic has the best backhand, Nadal's is certainly top 5-10.

Even a great serve (both serves are underrated), really, they have the best game for every surface, and that's why they dominate everything. They're the most complete players the game has ever seen.

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Give them credit for fucks sake. This 'only' happened because they are miles ahead of the field.

The reason Sampras didn't reach any RG finals is because he basically was all serve.

Nadal and Djokovic have everything you need to dominate, the best forehands, by far the best movement, by far the best stamina, Djokovic has the best backhand, Nadal's is certainly top 5-10.

Even a great serve (both serves are underrated), really, they have the best game for every surface, and that's why they dominate everything. They're the most complete players the game has ever seen.
No your wrong, sampras had a more complete game than nadal or djokovic. They never come to the net and their serves are nothing in comparison
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Funny how Novak-Rafa happened before Rafa-Fed
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This has only happened because the surfaces have all been slowed down. If the US Open and Wimbledon were as fast as they were in the past, there's a very good chance Rafa would have won neither of them. Look how djokovic and Nadal whinged about the blue clay as conditions there were fast. See how both tumbled out early. Why did Sampras win 7 Wimbledons and 0 French Opens? Conditions were vastly different at both. Conditions are much more similar now-a-days.

Madrid was always (well, all 3 previous years or whatever) very fast for a clay court tournament...you're only going by this year's result? The complaint wasnt that the blue made it faster, but more slippery. IMO the complaints were a bit primadonna-like and for the most part unwarranted, but that's another story.

also, are you saying that Madrid is faster than Wimbledon? Since Djokovic and Nadal both tumbled out early in Madrid, apparently because of Madrid's speed, yet somehow managed to not do too shabby at W. Is that what you're saying? Just to clarify
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