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Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

Kevin Anderson (3-10 in finals, the 3 were little 250 titles) IMO is a weaker grand slam final opponent than anyone Rogie had (Philippousis, Safin, Roddick, Hewitt, Agassi, Baghdatis, Rafa, Gonzalez, Djokovic, Mugray, Sodie, and Cilic), 12 different opponents and all of them are better in their career's than Anderson.... When Uncle Toni said this win was nothing special, in a way he was correct, Kevin Anderson as a finals opponent is nothing special! What're your thoughts, was the 2017 USO a bigger gimme than any of Rogie's 19 title wins?
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Kevin Anderson (3-10 in finals, the 3 were little 250 titles) IMO is a weaker grand slam final opponent than anyone Rogie had (Philippousis, Safin, Roddick, Hewitt, Agassi, Baghdatis, Rafa, Gonzalez, Djokovic, Mugray, Sodie, and Cilic), 12 different opponents and all of them are better in their career's than Anderson.... When Uncle Toni said this win was nothing special, in a way he was correct, Kevin Anderson as a finals opponent is nothing special! What're your thoughts, was the 2017 USO a bigger gimme than any of Rogie's 19 title wins?
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My point is, having Kevin Anderson as your 2017 USO finals opponent is nothing spectacular... I honestly expect Rafa to have tougher draws the rest of 2017 (Beijing, Shnghai, Basel, Paris, and London) than he had at the entire 2017 USO!
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Pretty equivalent to Baghdatis, imo. Functionally more 'present' than weepy Cilic certainly.
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Re: Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

Anderson was brilliant, hit 32 winners in a very short match.
Anderson would have beaten anyone else in the draw.
Nobody can return his serve, except for Nadal, because Nadal stands extremely far back unlike everyone else.
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I'd say Baghdatis was better, 4-9 in finals and also a 2006 Wimbledon SF, and he was the #1 junior player in 2003!!
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I still think the rest of Rafa's draws in 2017 will be tougher than the 2017 USO draw.. In 2018 there will be no more easy draws for Rafa, not for Rogie either, everyone's coming back in 2018!!
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Re: Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

^ Federer has lost his last 4 slam meetings with Djokovic, whereas Nadal has won 4 of his last 5 slam meetings with Djokovic.
So Djokovic's return only really impacts Federer.
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Re: Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

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^ Federer has lost his last 4 slam meetings with Djokovic, whereas Nadal has won 4 of his last 5 slam meetings with Djokovic.
So Djokovic's return only really impacts Federer.
Nadal would've lost all of those slam meetings with Nole if they were on grass or at AO.
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My point is, having Kevin Anderson as your 2017 USO finals opponent is nothing spectacular... I honestly expect Rafa to have tougher draws the rest of 2017 (Beijing, Shnghai, Basel, Paris, and London) than he had at the entire 2017 USO!
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I'm pretty sure Safin would destroy Anderson.
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I still think the rest of Rafa's draws in 2017 will be tougher than the 2017 USO draw.. In 2018 there will be no more easy draws for Rafa, not for Rogie either, everyone's coming back in 2018!!


I think Djoko and Murray will be back sooner . Obviously USO as a GS was very very bad. They was thinking that Fed will play Del Po and Nadal and those matches will cover the bill but Fed is not stupid anymore. IMO Djoko will play sooner and Murray as well . WTF could be very bad .
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Re: Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

OP conveniently forgets that Fed's opponents were crippled.

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Re: Was Kevin Anderson a weaker opponent in a grand slam final than any of Federer's?

I don't know man, the guy can probably bench and deadlift more than some of those guys you mentioned
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