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How the mighty have fallen in tennis

SetSampras
01-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Maybe a changing of the guard is imminent. How in the heck do u bagel someone the first set and let that guy come back and beat you the following two? Also, I believe this is twice in a row the supposed "GOAT contenders" Fed currently, and Nadal in the future has let slamless Davydenko just bully both of them on the court. The way Davy put the hurting on these two, it would seem Davydenko himself was supposed to be some all time great.:eek:

MrChopin
01-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Strong era.

Lleyton_
01-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Maybe a changing of the guard is imminent. How in the heck do u bagel someone the first set and let that guy come back and beat you the following two? Also, I believe this is twice in a row the supposed "GOAT contenders" Fed currently, and Nadal in the future has let slamless Davydenko just bully both of them on the court. The way Davy put the hurting on these two, it would seem Davydenko himself was supposed to be some all time great.:eek:

:lol:

Arkulari
01-10-2010, 04:59 PM
yeah yeah, it's not like other "GOAT contenders" (as stupid as that is) have been defeated by slamless opponents :rolleyes:

Goldenoldie
01-10-2010, 05:07 PM
Davydenko was ranked #3 a few years ago, so why is it so surprising if he beats Federer and Nadal sometimes? It is more likely to mean that he is back to his best, rather than there is anything wrong with the top 2.

goldenlox
01-10-2010, 05:09 PM
A veteran player who has never made a slam final is wiping the floor with hasbeens who've won majors.
Welcome to the WTA, suckers!

River
01-10-2010, 05:09 PM
More players just got sick of hearing the same names being called to the podium.

paseo
01-10-2010, 11:33 PM
Strong era.

Quoted for Truth.

I allready said this in another thread, but I'll say it again.
The funny thing with these "90's is stronger era" posters is that they use the argument that "The top players lose more often" to prove that it was a stronger era. Yes, having less consistent top players will make an era stronger, folks! :D

Now, just wait for Fed and Nadal to be less consistent, so that other players can win something, then it'll become a stronger era. It won't be long, Fed is old and Nadal is injured most of the time. Strong era, here we come!!! :D

austyphoon
01-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Until someone regularly beats them in the Grand Slams (in Feds case anyway) nothing as changed.

Macbrother
01-11-2010, 12:56 AM
Davydenko happens to be a damn good player. Sorry if some people don't understand that.

tennishero
01-11-2010, 01:01 AM
hes a good player but he couldnt beat them at their peak.

coonster14
01-11-2010, 02:08 AM
davydenko is so underrated by so many people, don't forget that he was #3 a few years back, he owns nadal on HC, and he has played some very close matches with fed, but just lacked the mental strength and belief to beat fed.

nowadays is a time when he is hopefully playing to his full potential.

Iván
01-11-2010, 01:44 PM
i think the main reason for all of this and fair play to him

Davydenko has improved his game and taken it to the next level

this cant be argued, just too good.

Everko
01-11-2010, 01:46 PM
Federer is yes

Nekromanta
01-11-2010, 02:00 PM
Federer is yes

Federer hasn't gone anywhere. He's an elite player, and, unlike many of the pimps and playboys on the ATP tour, he knows what he's doing. The JMDPs and Djokers are not consistent and elite enough to prevent him from winning some more GSs.

Stefwhit
01-11-2010, 02:15 PM
It's not as uncommon as you think to win a set 6-0 and end up losing a match. It's happened to a lot of top players and will continue to. All in all it's much improved upon effort from Nadal over his last meeting with Davy.

I think I feel more gutted about Nadal losing after holding match points on his serve- to me losing a match like that is a lot more troubling than losing after winning a set at love.

BlueSwan
01-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Maybe a changing of the guard is imminent. How in the heck do u bagel someone the first set and let that guy come back and beat you the following two? Also, I believe this is twice in a row the supposed "GOAT contenders" Fed currently, and Nadal in the future has let slamless Davydenko just bully both of them on the court. The way Davy put the hurting on these two, it would seem Davydenko himself was supposed to be some all time great.:eek:
The thinking of SetSampras:

If Federer wins, then it's because of a weak era and hence proof that he's not the GOAT.

If Federer loses then it's proof that he's not the GOAT, because he lost.

barbadosan
01-11-2010, 03:25 PM
The thinking of SetSampras:

If Federer wins, then it's because of a weak era and hence proof that he's not the GOAT.

If Federer loses then it's proof that he's not the GOAT, because he lost.

So true. He's got a perfect circular argument going there :rolleyes:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-11-2010, 03:42 PM
this proves Federer is GOAT

RAWWWWWW

look how aesthetically pleasing his game his- how could you not love it

yes, even his loss to davydenko was a win

abraxas21
01-11-2010, 07:06 PM
hes a good player but he couldnt beat them at their peak.

Denko has continually owned Rada on hardcourts. 5-1 record.

With Fed it is a different story that can be mostly explained by Fed's decline. However, it should be noted that even in Fed's best yers they had some pretty tough and hard fought meetings. Kolya was a player that didn't beat Fed before but he certainly troubled him.