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I told ya Djokertards either started to watch tennis only from 2011, or they have amnesia of any tennis pre 2011
Not all... Some of us remember...

I remember very well in 2006, a Davis Cup tie between Switzerland and Serbia-Montenegro. I remember a skinny teenager playing his heart out for his country, even if he was facing the #1 player, who was at his peak, 25 years old, with the home support. But the skinny teenager was not waving a white flag, as was the fashion those days when playing Roger, he lost in straights to him, of course, but he fought with everything he had, and he also took Wawrinka to 5 sets.

And I remember the #1 player in the world, who was enjoying one of the best seasons ever, who was en route to finish the year as #1 for a 3rd consecutive year, go out of his way to call Novak "a joke", saying he wasn't really all that talented and predicting that he wouldn't amount to much.

To have the undisputed #1 player go after an 18-year old, who's playing a Davis Cup tie away from home is not cool.

The next year Novak beat him in a Masters final ( having beaten the #3 and the #2 consecutively to get to the final)... I remember that.

And I also remember thinking, when I read Roger's words: "I hope these words come back and bite you, these are unkind words from a #1 player to a teenager playing Davis Cup".

I'm not surprised that the skinny boy with the big heart is the one who's sitting at the top of the rankings right now. For a 2nd consecutive year. The fact that he also beat Roger in the final of the WTFs, after Roger had, whether intentionally or not, taken the bench allocated to the #1 player, is just the cherry on the cake.

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Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

Tuna Altuna:

1. Kumantsov def. Altuna 3-6 7-5 7-6(2)

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really troubled a player ranked some 500+ spots ahead of him.

2. Desein def. Altuna 5-7 6-2 6-1

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really played well in his first QF of the season. You could just tell that he put 110% into this match.

3. Ergeneman def. Altuna 1-6 7-6(6)

I don't think this one was streamed, but this was a tough blow for Tuna. A shoulder injury right in the middle of his breakthrough season?! Maan this was one tough blow.

4. Giustino def. Altuna 6-3 6-0

I don't think this one was streamed, but Tuna really struggled in this encounter with his former compatriot.

5. Dzumhur def. Altuna 7-5 6-2

I don't think this one was streamed, but I don't think Tuna ever really recovered from this one.


Wow, I can't believe I chose 5(!) losses for Tuna!

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Re: Five Matches That Defined Your Favourite Player's 2012 Season

I was rather amused by that, I confess.



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Not all... Some of us remember...

I remember very well in 2006, a Davis Cup tie between Switzerland and Serbia-Montenegro. I remember a skinny teenager playing his heart out for his country, even if he was facing the #1 player, who was at his peak, 25 years old, with the home support. But the skinny teenager was not waving a white flag, as was the fashion those days when playing Roger, he lost in straights to him, of course, but he fought with everything he had, and he also took Wawrinka to 5 sets.

And I remember the #1 player in the world, who was enjoying one of the best seasons ever, who was en route to finish the year as #1 for a 3rd consecutive year, go out of his way to call Novak "a joke", saying he wasn't really all that talented and predicting that he wouldn't amount to much.

To have the undisputed #1 player go after an 18-year old, who's playing a Davis Cup tie away from home is not cool.

The next year Novak beat him in a Masters final ( having beaten the #3 and the #2 consecutively to get to the final)... I remember that.

And I also remember thinking, when I read Roger's words: "I hope these words come back and bite you, these are unkind words from a #1 player to a teenager playing Davis Cup".

I'm not surprised that the skinny boy with the big heart is the one who's sitting at the top of the rankings right now. For a 2nd consecutive year. The fact that he also beat Roger in the final of the WTFs, after Roger had, whether intentionally or not, taken the bench allocated to the #1 player, is just the cherry on the cake.



Great post. Nothing better than seeing federror getting shut up and humbled. He's made harsh comments about all the other members of the top four, only for it to eventually come back round on him and bite him in the ass.

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I was rather amused by that, I confess.
Don't lie.

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There is acutally a player called Tuna Altuna! I didn't believe Freaky at first, then I looked it up on the ATP website.

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Tuna Altuna:

1. Kumantsov def. Altuna 3-6 7-5 7-6(2)

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really troubled a player ranked some 500+ spots ahead of him.

2. Desein def. Altuna 5-7 6-2 6-1

I don't think this one was streamed, but Altuna really played well in his first QF of the season. You could just tell that he put 110% into this match.

3. Ergeneman def. Altuna 1-6 7-6(6)

I don't think this one was streamed, but this was a tough blow for Tuna. A shoulder injury right in the middle of his breakthrough season?! Maan this was one tough blow.

4. Giustino def. Altuna 6-3 6-0

I don't think this one was streamed, but Tuna really struggled in this encounter with his former compatriot.

5. Dzumhur def. Altuna 7-5 6-2

I don't think this one was streamed, but I don't think Tuna ever really recovered from this one.


Wow, I can't believe I chose 5(!) losses for Tuna!


Great post.

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Lukas Rosol:

1. Australian; Petzschner def. Rosol 6-0 6-0 6-2

Rosol was a figher in this match scratching out 2 games in the third set to avoid the triple bagel.

2. Prague CH; Bedene def. Rosol 3-6 6-4 6-1

Again, amazing effort avoiding the bagel in the third set.

3. Roland Garros Monaco def. Rosol 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Tiebreaker and bagel sandwich. Tasty!!!

4. Dallas CH Cilic def. Rosol 6-0 7-6(2)

Bagel and tiebreak. A Rosol special.

5. Wimbledon Rosol def. Nadal 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Easy win over clay court specialist. Never in doubt. But as Rosol understands, a great champion will always take care of business against an opponent he's expected to beat. Especially in the 5th set. Routine wins are sometimes the most important.
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Lukas Rosol:

1. Australian; Petzschner def. Rosol 6-0 6-0 6-2

Rosol was a figher in this match scratching out 2 games in the third set to avoid the triple bagel.

2. Prague CH; Bedene def. Rosol 3-6 6-4 6-1

Again, amazing effort avoiding the bagel in the third set.

3. Roland Garros Monaco def. Rosol 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Tiebreaker and bagel sandwich. Tasty!!!

4. Dallas CH Cilic def. Rosol 6-0 7-6(2)

Bagel and tiebreak. A Rosol special.

5. Wimbledon Rosol def. Nadal 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Easy win over clay court specialist. Never in doubt. But as Rosol understands, a great champion will always take care of business against an opponent he's expected to beat. Especially in the 5th set. Routine wins are sometimes the most important.

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