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Four individual GS winners in 2012, not since 2003.

Gift Collector
09-11-2012, 01:54 AM
Times are changing? No more Fed/Nadal/Djokovic hogging all the GS titles in a single year?

HKz
09-11-2012, 01:58 AM
Great year all I can say, it is never bad to have some variety in anything. But due to MTF's standards and so many Noletards/Rafatards cry about how fields weak and there are no winners yet anytime someone new comes and wins, the excuses pour like rain and they insert shit like "fluke" "luck" "clown" etc

LaFuria
09-11-2012, 02:00 AM
Instead of a big four, it probably means with Federer and Nadal past their primes there isn't any dominant players anymore.

Poor Nalbandian, Roddick, Gonzalez, Haas, etc, if only they were in ther primes right now.

selyoink
09-11-2012, 02:00 AM
Well Feds days of winning multiple slams in a year has been over for quite a while. Whether Nadal can win off clay again is a major question mark.

Hopefully we get a variety of winners. Better for the sport if more than 3 to 4 guys can win.

Johnny Groove
09-11-2012, 02:05 AM
Now we need Berdych and Tsonga to win slams. Ferrer winning RG would be ok too.

swordsman
09-11-2012, 02:21 AM
I love how the top 4 won the grandslams in the order that corresponded with their ranking at the beginning of the season: 1. Novak, AO 2. Rafa, RG 3. Fed, WM 4. Murray, UO. Each excelling at their own favorite surface.

sexybeast
09-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Now we need Berdych and Tsonga to win slams. Ferrer winning RG would be ok too.

It might be fun with variation but all that happening means a golden era of tennis would be over. In their peak these top players just wont give any slam to the likes of Ferrer (!) and Berdych/Tsonga.

But Berdych and Tsonga are huge talents who deserve slams in my opinion, it would just be mixed emotions if it comes at the cost of Nadal retiring and Federer barely able to defend anymore and Djokovic just mentaly and phsicaly drained from all grinding at 26-27.

Soderling winning 2013 RG would really be more worthy than Ferrer, it really would leave a smile on my face.

Ben.
09-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Great year all I can say, it is never bad to have some variety in anything. But due to MTF's standards and so many Noletards/Rafatards cry about how fields weak and there are no winners yet anytime someone new comes and wins, the excuses pour like rain and they insert shit like "fluke" "luck" "clown" etc

Think you missed a group there mate :facepalm:

Roy Emerson
09-11-2012, 02:26 AM
Transitional era.

abraxas21
09-11-2012, 02:27 AM
good for the game.

BigJohn
09-11-2012, 02:28 AM
Transitional era.

I believe the transition was last year fluke season. This is the beginning of an era of parity.

BigJohn
09-11-2012, 02:28 AM
good for the game.

+1

HKz
09-11-2012, 02:36 AM
Think you missed a group there mate :facepalm:

I don't think Fedtards are claiming the field is weak bro, or else they would undermine Federer's achievements? Did you think about that?

Roy Emerson
09-11-2012, 02:37 AM
I think Murray will have the best year of his career in 2013 and win 2 slams, become #1.

castle007
09-11-2012, 02:43 AM
I love how the top 4 won the grandslams in the order that corresponded with their ranking at the beginning of the season: 1. Novak, AO 2. Rafa, RG 3. Fed, WM 4. Murray, UO. Each excelling at their own favorite surface.

Yeah, I noticed that too. haha Neat coincidence that is for sure.

It is really nice to have 4 different winners in one year. It shows that this really is the Top 4!! Let's hope we will add more new GS winners in the future.

cmoss
09-11-2012, 02:47 AM
Hopefully Raonic can lift his ground game soon.:o

Tag
09-11-2012, 02:54 AM
good for the game

now for the surfaces to become different again, and tennis is saved

oh, and for players to volley properly

great year, far better than the disgusting last few years :yeah:

cmoss
09-11-2012, 06:39 AM
Raonic will get his first GS and make top 5 in 2013.:rocker2:

Litotes
09-11-2012, 06:59 AM
Raonic will get his first GS and make top 5 in 2013.:rocker2:

Where do you think his chances are greater? Which slam?

Allez
09-11-2012, 07:04 AM
2012. What a year. Good for tennis.

Pirata.
09-11-2012, 07:05 AM
Where do you think his chances are greater? Which slam?

San Jose Slam or Memphis Slam

cmoss
09-11-2012, 07:14 AM
Where do you think his chances are greater? Which slam?

Wimbledon,it's the quickest slam at the moment,but Raonic has to inprove a lot more.:o

He's a quick learner.Hopefully he can realize something after several clashes with the top 4 this year.

EddieNero
09-11-2012, 07:50 AM
Finally. Ive been waiting for this moment for a long time. ATP really needs some variety concerning different slams winners in each major.

Litotes
09-11-2012, 08:01 AM
Finally. Ive been waiting for this moment for a long time. ATP really needs some variety concerning different slams winners in each major.

USO now has five different winners in the past five years.

Looner
09-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Now we need Berdych and Tsonga to win slams. Ferrer winning RG would be ok too.

Fat chance although it would be great.

Action Jackson
09-11-2012, 08:08 AM
False dawn, too bad the ATP/ITF won't speed up the faster surfaces slightly it won't take away from the game.

Lets see what happens next season.

guga2120
09-11-2012, 08:11 AM
False dawn, too bad the ATP/ITF won't speed up the faster surfaces slightly it won't take away from the game.

Lets see what happens next season.

If they slowed down the clay, as it should be and speed up the hardcourts it would help the game.

yuri27
09-11-2012, 08:30 AM
It might be fun with variation but all that happening means a golden era of tennis would be over. In their peak these top players just wont give any slam to the likes of Ferrer (!) and Berdych/Tsonga.

But Berdych and Tsonga are huge talents who deserve slams in my opinion, it would just be mixed emotions if it comes at the cost of Nadal retiring and Federer barely able to defend anymore and Djokovic just mentaly and phsicaly drained from all grinding at 26-27.

Soderling winning 2013 RG would really be more worthy than Ferrer, it really would leave a smile on my face.

Tsonga has too many glaring weaknesses in his game to win a Grand Slam (backhand, movement, ROS).
That's sad because he has the serve, the forehand,the net play and the agressive and strong mindset required to win a GS.
But with defenders of the quality of Nadal, Djoker,Murray or even Federer, it's fucking hard for a guy like him to win a GS.
He and Berdych probably would have won at least one during the 90's.

Sombrerero loco
09-11-2012, 08:31 AM
blame nadal for that rosol loss :spit:

zdravkelja
09-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Good for the game.

Forehander
09-11-2012, 09:26 AM
This is a good variation because Murray always had the potential to win slams even against the top 3. He now officially joins them

cardio
09-11-2012, 10:13 AM
Now WTF decides who is player of the year.

Top 4 are pretty close if we look what happened on big tournaments

Djokovic - 1 slam, 2 slam finals
Murray - 1 slam, 1 slam final, Olympic gold.
Federer- 1 slam,Olympic silver
Nadal- 1 slam, 1 slam final

Whoever grabs WTF, is a champ. Even if he is not year end # 1

For example,if Murray wins WTF, and Fed is year end # 1, Murray would still be moral winner of the year IMO.

atennisfan
09-11-2012, 11:25 AM
Transitional era

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gulzhan
09-11-2012, 01:35 PM
USO now has five different winners in the past five years.

Wow, it didn't occur to me :eek: I guess we can call USO unpredictable now, not AO that usually had a surprise champion :lol:

Jimnik
09-12-2012, 01:13 AM
Finally some good competition. Hopefully this can happen several years in a row like 2000-2003. Best eras are the ones where no-one dominates.

manadrainer
09-12-2012, 06:39 AM
Great season.