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Forum: General Messages 03-22-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 39,543
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Say something nice about the player you hate the most.

Robin Haase's finals record (challengers included) is quite nice
Forum: General Messages 03-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,884
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Marcelo Rios to contest Australian Open 1998 final outcome?

By your reaction I assume you were either born around 1998 or were still wearing diapers at the time. Could you be more ignorant?

Besides, this is not just about 1998. If Rios were to be awarded the...
Forum: General Messages 03-08-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,675
Posted By Ikaros
Re: What was Murray's best match in his career?

I agree with Rome 2011. He was amazingly good that match.
Forum: General Messages 03-02-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,596
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Rafael Nadal: Tennis must protect clay surface

Hardcourt being the most balanced surface is a myth.

Look at this:

On p. 77 and p. 78 you can see the top 50 players' win percentages on...
Forum: General Messages 03-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,596
Posted By Ikaros
Forum: General Messages 03-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,224
Posted By Ikaros
Re: WWW Buenos Aires Final: [1] Rafael Nadal vs Juan Monaco

I'm gonna regret saying this, but I think he just might do it. If there is a time and place for him to beat Nadal on clay, it is this match.
Forum: Non-Tennis 02-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,441
Posted By Ikaros
Re: OSCAR 2015 Discussions + thread game

wow, this thread reminds me of the fact that I've hardly watched any movies in the past year... Here goes:

Best Film: Boyhood
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper
Best Actress: Julianne Moore
Best Director:...
Forum: General Messages 02-14-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,566
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Novak Djokovic: "Dubai should be upgraded to a Masters 1000"

I don't think Dubai should get a M1000 status. I've never gotten why the Australian Open...
Forum: General Messages 02-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Why has Murray not improved his second serve?

read the first sentence of my post again :)
Forum: General Messages 02-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Why has Murray not improved his second serve?

If he's playing against a good returner this might be worthwhile.
In the AO final against Djokovic, Murray won only 34% of points on his second serve. His first serve % was 65% and of those first...
Forum: General Messages 02-08-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,923
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Top Federer vs Top Nadal vs Top Nole

Yes, they factored in injuries. Because peak Nadal is also injured a lot, no?

I think that (factoring out play vs. the rest of the field and injuries) you might just as well flip a coin. With...
Forum: General Messages 02-08-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,122
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Why do you think Djokovic is less popular than Federer and Nadal?

I think Nadal has more fans, but also more haters.

OT: there are so many factors, but I think for a large part because the Federer-Nadal rivalry is a very strong and classic sports narrative. One...
Forum: General Messages 02-07-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,190
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Predict Nadal's tournament results up until Roland Garros 2015

Rio - W
BA - F
Miami - dnp
Monte Carlo - 3R
Barcelona - W
Madrid - QF
Rome - SF
Forum: General Messages 02-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Fans transition from a slam champion to another

Kuerten - Safin/Nalbandian/Federer - ? Thiem maybe.
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,489
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Men and Women equal pay at Grandslams.....

That's a strange argument. So if the prize pool is one big pot, that means that all the prize winners have a right to equal pay? Do you also think doubles and wheelchair tournaments should have as...
Forum: General Messages 02-04-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,043
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Novak Djokovic vs Rafa Nadal - top 10 wins per Grand Slam

Just win the WTF a lot of times and you're golden in this stat :)
Forum: General Messages 02-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 15,468
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Will Djokovic be a GOAT candidate if he wins 12 slams?

Depends. If he would win RG and the USO twice once he would have twelve GS, and the only man in the open era to win all slams twice. Or if he were to win the CYGS this year (which he won't), then he...
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Big 4 GS ceiling?

Federer 18
Nadal 16
Djokovic 12
Murray 5
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,297
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Djokovic >> Agassi

I largely agree with this. Besides all things that are equal between them, Djokovic has held the number one ranking for more weeks total and longer periods of time than Agassi. Also his consistency...
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Is Djokovic favorite for RG 2015 again?

at the moment he might be. But there's no real saying anything until after MC and Rome.
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ikaros
Re: No1e winning CYGS this year

I think it will work the other way around. If Djokovic finally wins RG, completing his career GS, I don't think he will have enough left to win W and USO. He might win three this year, but not all...
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,165
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Andy Murray: "I got distracted in the third set when Novak fell on the ground"

Murray should take the advice in your sig to heart ;)
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,095
Posted By Ikaros
Re: If Grigor Dimitrov Doesn't Win Wimbledon This Year

Ok, so definitely somebody's eating a hat now. You or the OP don't own one of these perhaps?
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Djokovic for Oscar?

Maybe Andy and Kim can invite Novak and Jelena over for dinner, which they can now serve on Murray's four runner up plates.
Forum: General Messages 02-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ikaros
Re: Congratulations Novak Djokovic - first man to win 5 AOs in the Open Era!

Amazing achievement from Novak. Really impressive what he did in the third and fourth set just now.

The record for the most US Open titles in the open era is also held by Federer.
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