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Forum: General Messages 12-12-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,154
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Richard Gasquet : "Roger Federer is the monster of greatness."

Richard lost most of the backhand to backhand rallies of the match, or at least was pushed way out of position. When that happens, the chances of winning are going to be pretty slim. As it turned...
Forum: General Messages 10-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Toughest matchup for Rafa?

Del Potro when he was playing well. The demolition at the USO in 09 was not a fluke. Davydenko on hardcourts. Novak as well (but he is a bit more defensive, so he doesn't quite trouble Nadal like...
Forum: General Messages 06-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 39,372
Posted By Haelfix
Re: McEnroe says Nadal has better volleys than Federer.

Some of the comments on this topic are absurd. Federer is easily one of the best volleyers on tour, multiple players have stated that they would pick his volleys if they had to choose one particular...
Forum: General Messages 06-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,886
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Best ROS ever?

Agassi/Coria/Djokovic/Murray/Ferrer/Davydenko/Hewitt. They all had pretty extraordinary ros's.
Forum: General Messages 12-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,865
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Murray - Federer H2H

Federer has largely gotten the better of Murray in the H2H (and Djokovic too), this despite being disadvantaged tremendously by being older and playing in venues that largely favor Murray's game.

As...
Forum: General Messages 11-19-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,194
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Change in the Federer forehand from 2007 onwards

I think a lot of the balls have been changed, and with surface slowdowns, its less advantageous to hit such a flat trajectory as Federer did in his prime. As others said, he tends to hit more rally...
Forum: General Messages 11-05-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Who's got the best 2nd serve?

A lot of the younger generation actually have good 2nd serves. Tomic, Dolgo, Cilic, Dimitrov, Harrison etc

Federer's 2nd is great (it got good late in his career, eg 2006-2009) and so is...
Forum: General Messages 11-04-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Better Forehand - Roddick , Djokovic , Murray

Roddicks forehand became a liability in later years, but in his peak was as good if not better than Novaks. Murray's fh, while underrated, is not in the same league
Forum: General Messages 10-28-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,624
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Why do Fed fans deem Hewitt, A Rod and Saffin compared to Murray, Djoko and Nadal

In so far as talent is concerned, i'd say Safin and Nalbandian are right up there with Murray/Djokovic and Nadal who are more talented than Roddick and Hewitt.

In terms of results, Djokovic and...
Forum: General Messages 10-27-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Are Federer's serve and forehand too wristy now?

The Federer forehand was one of the most incredible mixes in tennis history. A very flat, penetrating trajectory that was also hit with a lot of wrist to make the ball explode off the ground.

He...
Forum: General Messages 08-23-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,660
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Prime Fed vs. Prime Rafa in USO/Wimby

That's probably a little closer to what sounds reasonable. Again, it depends on what court at the USO. If they play on early 2k USO courts with those old balls, Nadal would struggle even winning...
Forum: General Messages 08-23-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,660
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Prime Fed vs. Prime Rafa in USO/Wimby

It somewhat depends on the conditions and the type of balls used. If you recall, Nadal used to struggle at the USO and his forehand would barely penetrate at all as they played with more dead balls...
Forum: General Messages 08-21-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,989
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Greatest Tweener of All Time

I still think the Santoro shot at Wimbledon or the Federer 2009 shot were the best i've seen. Santoro's lob was just ridiculous, and he doesn't telegraph it like Nadal and Del Potro.
Forum: General Messages 08-21-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,034
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Nadal's ability to punish slices

Federer deals with slices very well, and probably has a better backhand wing, especially against slices and low flat balls where you can see him really punish them and where his bh really shines. ...
Forum: General Messages 08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,034
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Nadal's ability to punish slices

I rarely see him miss fhs due to slicing. This is really unusual for an extreme grip like the one he uses. Normally this type of style is very susceptible to framing, and its hard to come over the...
Forum: General Messages 08-09-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Top 5 slices on the tour

Yea pretty much this, along with Haas. Take your pick.
Forum: General Messages 07-29-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,536
Posted By Haelfix
Re: All the great players are 25 again, who would dominate?

The only lock is really Nadal at the FO, assuming he's allowed a modern racquet. I feel that he'd beat Kuerten np. Fed and Sampras would battle it out at Wimbledon. Roger definitely wins on slow...
Forum: General Messages 07-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,328
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Hamburg R3: Federer def. Hajek 6-4 6-3

Still has control issues. Has zero confidence in the dtl bh and missed several. Forehand also was missing a lot.

Serve actually looked ok, but percentage is bad.
Forum: General Messages 07-18-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,395
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Rank Nadal's tennis years.

In terms of level of play

1) 2008 by a large margin. The best player in the world on clay and grass and his slow hc game was coming around. USO balls were still bad for him (wouldn't take his...
Forum: General Messages 05-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 64,208
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Borg vs Nadal

Borg was probably a greater athlete than Nadal (yes even peak Nadal). I don't think tennis has ever had an athlete like Borg. There might be a few players faster in a pure sprint, but not many and...
Forum: General Messages 05-13-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By Haelfix
Re: One Handed Backhands on High Balls

It's actually significantly easier to hit a one handed bh high ball over your head than a 2hander. The 2hander has an easier time from about shoulder height to the head area and then it switches...
Forum: General Messages 05-03-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By Haelfix
Re: andrei agassi's prime

He was pretty close to prime in 95, but I think his best was in 98-99 during his comeback. He still had some speed but more importantly he was hitting the ball as cleanly and intelligently as he...
Forum: General Messages 04-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,772
Posted By Haelfix
Re: The best ground strokes in tennis

Federer, Djokovic, Safin, Agassi in their respective primes.

Nadal, Nalbandian, Murray and a few others are closeish as well (but perhaps not quite in the same category).
Forum: General Messages 03-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,788
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Design a player that could regularly compete/beat Nadal on clay

Karlovics first serve
Isners second
Nalbandians Backhand
Federer's forehand
Borgs movement
McEnroe's volleys
Novak Djokovics return of serve

Throw in some of David Ferrer/Lleyton Hewitt tenacity for...
Forum: General Messages 03-31-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,963
Posted By Haelfix
Re: Ferrer's career trajectory

Ferrer was always good. But perhaps more than any other player, he has benefited from the slowing down of court conditions and the new heaviness of tennis balls. He is freakishly strong for a man...
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