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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

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What a well-built argument.
You offered no argument in the first place.
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You offered no argument in the first place.
My argument is so obvious explaining it would make me feel I'm belittling you.
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Too bad his slams aren't worth half of Edberg's and Becker's.
and how is that? please enlighten us?

Have you actually ever seen any Edberg or Becker matches?

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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

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and how is that? please enlighten us?
Weak era blahblah slow courts blahblah real tennis blahblah... I think I got most of his 'arguments'

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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

Well, at least in the weak first half of 2000s the second fidle like Safin, Hewitt, Roddick and Ferrero actually won slams and were world number one, unlike today's second fiddle of Ferrer, Tsonga and Berdych (just a joke, don't worry!)

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What a well-built argument.
Attention-seeking posts don't deserve one. And I disagree with the whole weak/strong era argument - Fed won 17 Slams, period.
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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

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Now if he could just hit a volley like Edberg/Becker we wouldn't have to sit through so many long matches where he and his sacred egg powers grind anyone to dust.
I detected whining here.

If serve & volley can win the games these days - Stepanek would be multiple grand slam winner. But he is not.

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Outstanding play on that bp. Djokovic was ahead in that point at the start.

If Berdych can't keep a double break lead I'm done with tennis.
Djokovic took set 6-4 against Berdych.

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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

Lol, this just confirms what all the rational people have been thinking up till now - Djokovic builds up his rivals, so his head can grow bigger whenever he defeats them.

The best thing about this is that I can say it without the danger of a badrep from Nole Fan .


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and how is that? please enlighten us?
Today's depth is appalling.
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I detected whining here.

If serve & volley can win the games these days - Stepanek would be multiple grand slam winner. But he is not.


Stepanek wouldn't win any Slams or come close to it in any era or conditions, all successful serve & volleyers over the years have had a much stronger serve, return, groundstrokes and movement than Stepanek (and Llodra).

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Today's depth is appalling.
This was enlightening, indeed.
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Today's depth is appalling.
How's weather in Porto Alegre?
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and how is that? please enlighten us?

Have you actually ever seen any Edberg or Becker matches?
Of course, have you not?

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Attention-seeking posts don't deserve one. And I disagree with the whole weak/strong era argument - Fed won 17 Slams, period.
How defensive.

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Stepanek wouldn't win any Slams or come close to it in any era or conditions, all successful serve & volleyers over the years have had a much stronger serve, return, groundstrokes and movement than Stepanek (and Llodra).
Did Rafter have a strong serve?

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How would I know?

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Re: Djokovic: "The same Slams as Edberg and Becker? I got shivers..."

Monaco being top 10 and Troicki almost being top 10 is an argument in favour of the lack of depth.

The field below 10 was better about eight years ago. We've had the likes of Bogomolov be seeded for slams recently.

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Lol, this just confirms what all the rational people have been thinking up till now - Djokovic builds up his rivals, so his head can grow bigger whenever he defeats them.

The best thing about this is that I can say it without the danger of a badrep from Nole Fan .
Looner, tone it down or I'm going to bad rep you ... bad, bad boy
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