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Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 63,529
Posted By Spartan
Re: Borg vs Nadal : Compare and Contrast

As interesting as it is breaking down players games, and dissecting their strengths and weakness and predicting how one would fair against another; what you have said here is essentially 100%...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,293
Posted By Spartan
Re: Who's gonna end Nadal's Roland Garros winning streak?

Much of Puerta's play was based around his brute strength and remarkable conditioning. He is the closest specimen I have seen to Nadal. That is why he gave Nadal such a tough time I feel. You are...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,722
Posted By Spartan
Re: Which clay TMS event produces the most Roland Garros Champions

Hamburg is always a tournament I never felt managed to lift off. I visited the tournament too, and it was one of the most dull and stale atmospheres I have observed. Hamburg is a tournament that...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,293
Posted By Spartan
Re: Who's gonna end Nadal's Roland Garros winning streak?

Indeed, the Puerta match was a very tough contest. I would like to watch that match again, I noticed there is a match download thread in here so I will pay a visit and see if I can salvage a copy. If...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,722
Posted By Spartan
Re: Which clay TMS event produces the most Roland Garros Champions

Surprising indeed that so few have gone on to win RG, and I also had forgotten that Gaudio's victory here came a few years prior to his RG win.
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,293
Posted By Spartan
Re: Who's gonna end Nadal's Roland Garros winning streak?

Fairly short and concise answers, but I agree with your analysis. My major concern with Davydenko is the 5 set factor, and Nalbandian is also quite flaky against other players as you touch upon. He...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 38,486
Posted By Spartan
Re: Mr Disney welcomes MTF suggestions to reform ATP, honouring WTF instead of the TM

I have to air my disgust here and I see there are many who share my thoughts, but reducing the Masters finals to 5 sets is one of the most harmful things to true tennis people that this man has...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,293
Posted By Spartan
Re: Who's gonna end Nadal's Roland Garros winning streak?

Realistically I feel the only significant threats are Davydenko and Nalbandian. I put them as more of threats than Federer. Whether or not Dave or Nik can make the next step and beat Nadal at RG, and...
Forum: General Messages 04-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,722
Posted By Spartan
Re: The 3 Clay TMS events in relation to Roland Garros success

Interesting idea. As much as I would enjoy reading through the whole thread discussion, I'm curious to know how Barcelona winners have faired in RG? You could strongly argue that an event such as...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,970
Posted By Spartan
Re: What makes a good commentator?

I'm also curious to know some of the finest overseas commentators as I only have access to Sky, Eurosport and BBC.

I think Jason from Eurosport can be good at times, but sometimes he over...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,970
Posted By Spartan
Re: What makes a good commentator?

Sam Smith is the finest female commentator I have heard. Sadly an overused tactic by many female commentators is excessive attempts at humour. The eurosport team are an example of this. Sam is very...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,970
Posted By Spartan
What makes a good commentator aka your favourite commentator?

I'm somewhat of nerd when it comes to this, but I feel a big part of tennis broadcasting is the quality of commentary. Many a matches have been significantly less enjoyable for me due to stale and...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 221,688
Posted By Spartan
Re: BBC/Eurosport/Sky Sports/ESPN/ Etc - Coverage, Moan Thread!

I concur. I have been reluctant to take the leap and get a HD TV purely because it is still in a primitive stage, and the technology isn't advanced yet. I don't think it is worth the significant...
Forum: Nikolay Davydenko Message Board 04-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,347
Posted By Spartan
Re: ~|* 2008 Davydenko Cheering Thread *|~

:worship: One of the happiest days of my tennis viewing and following :)
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,017
Posted By Spartan
Re: Most Clay Singles Titles In Open Era

Tournaments like Barcelona and Kitz are very prestigious claycourt events, and the fields are never MM, especially Barcelona.
Forum: The Artois Championships 04-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By Spartan
Re: Early Commitments

I'm also disappointed Jo isn't going to be playing again. But if I'm being honest, I understand the reasoning behind it. Queens is quite a stale atmosphere and based around upper class and corporate...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,011
Posted By Spartan
Re: who says Nadal has improved on hard courts/ i need a good laugh

Thank you for being one of the first to actually provide some meaningful information on his results. Improvements or the lack of them do not necessarily translate to winning titles, and you can see...
Forum: Nikolay Davydenko Message Board 04-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,637
Posted By Spartan
Re: Davydenko's Wife- How!?

Thank you for the warm welcome. I have joined at a good time for Davydenko, or maybe I haven't :lol: Maybe joining at this time will mean more display of dislike toward him? Honestly I can't...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,028
Posted By Spartan
Re: Davis Cup QF : USA vs France WWW ?

I'm curious to know the reason behind this, I would pick Tsonga and Gasquet as the two singles players and just exclude PHM. I don't understand the thinking by putting in PHM. Or does he have good...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,562
Posted By Spartan
Re: Nikolay sends Rafa to his favourite clay -6-4 6-2

That is correct, I would be surprised if he has beaten any of the former top 3. As for davis cup, are you including the retirement victory against Djokovic, or did he beat someone else? I personally...
Forum: Nikolay Davydenko Message Board 04-08-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,637
Posted By Spartan
Re: Davydenko's Wife- How!?

Hi, I don't understand why such a derrogratory topic is in a player's forum and allowed to remain here :shrug: I hope the site team are of aware of this topic, because it is only angering and firing...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,552
Posted By Spartan
Re: Private Match: Rafa Nadal vs Dave Nalbandian today 25 March 08

:sad: Sorry that is my mistake, I had skimmed the article and not realised it was a charity event. I thought it was purely an exhibition, so you are right. :smash:

I think now knowing it was a...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,017
Posted By Spartan
Re: Most Clay Singles Titles In Open Era

It is quite interesting to see the many similarities between possibly the potential top 3 achievers of all time: Nadal, Muster and Vilas. I'm sure if there were a list like this on other surfaces,...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,552
Posted By Spartan
Re: Private Match: Rafa Nadal vs Dave Nalbandian today 25 March 08

Even though it was an Exhibition, I thought Nadal would have loved to get his own back for the two prior straight set victories from Nalbandian. But quite clearly, Nalbandian shows us why he is one...
Forum: General Messages 04-08-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,017
Posted By Spartan
Re: Most Clay Singles Titles In Open Era

He sounds pretty similar to Muster then? Or am I wrong?

As pointed out above, Nadal will jump up a few places this year I believe. I would be surprised if he doesn't make it top 3 or 4 at the end of...
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