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Forum: General Messages   02-09-2017, 01:54 PM
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Views: 635
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: 2017 AO courts play faster than Wimbledon

Faster but higher ball bounce.
Forum: General Messages   02-09-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: 5 wins at 3 different slams vs Holding all 4 slams vs 9 Wins at a single slam?

9 chickens in one color vs. 4 chickens in different colors at the same time vs. chickens in three different colors but 5 of them each.

I am for the latter. Who cares about the color once they are...
Forum: General Messages   02-09-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 14,339
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: What if Federer ends up with losing h2h against all Big 4 members?

How and why exactly this should be consequential for anything?
Forum: General Messages   02-07-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,915
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Forum: General Messages   02-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,876
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: This list settles the debate - which was already settled.

Among players whose entire careers were in the open era, Federer arguably has a slight edge, even over legends like Borg, Sampras, Nadal, Djokovic. .

It gets trickier when one goes back further....
Forum: General Messages   02-01-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,667
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Who Is Greater - Nadal or Djokovic?

It's telling how a few weeks shape many folks' minds. Mid-summer last year there was a similar debate, and the majority favored Djokovic. Now Nadal had one good tournament and its seems split...
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,920
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Does RAFA need to improve serve from here on?

I don't think this is in the cards. Physically Nadal isn't younger than Federer, has struggled far more with injuries in recent years.

In terms of GS count, one needs to factor in circumstance....
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Single-handed backhand at the AU Open

There were 3 single-handers in the semifinals - beautiful. I wonder when this happened last.

Btw, does a fast court favor single-handers? Or is more a low bounce? In this first case, this would...
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,920
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Does RAFA need to improve serve from here on?

Djokovic has a good serve, but what makes his game special is the return to serve, not the serve.
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,920
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Does RAFA need to improve serve from here on?

The nice ting is that he doesn't need to do anything any more. He has done everything already.

As for being able to beat Federer, see you at Roland Garros.
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,345
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Y-T update post 2017 AU Open: Dimitrov back in sanyaku, all "big 4" active Yokozu

... as Nadal reactivated Yokozuna status. It's first time there are four active Yokozuna since 1996 (at the time Becker, Courier, Sampras, and Agassi).

Updates (http://yokozunatennis.blogspot.com)...
Forum: General Messages   01-31-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,667
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Who Is Greater - Nadal or Djokovic?

It's easy: even.

Both have won everything there is to win. Nadal has done things Djokovic couldn't do, Djokovic has done things Nadal couldn't do. Comparison beyond this point - at least in terms...
Forum: General Messages   10-07-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Best player never ranked higher than #3 (open era)

... though at the slams that Kodes won the top players didn't compete. I agree though that Kodes is the only other plausible choice for the top spot.

Further, I agree with the poster who argued...
Forum: General Messages   10-07-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Best player never ranked higher than #3 (open era)

So who is if then?

If you haven't noticed, the comparison is not Federer, but other career-best ##3 or 4.
Forum: General Messages   10-07-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Best player never ranked higher than #3 (open era)

Stan Smith was consensus world #1 in 1972. Maybe things have changed, but last time I checked #1 was considered better than #3.
Forum: General Messages   10-06-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Best player never ranked higher than #3 (open era)

If a case can be made for someone else but Wawrinka it is Jan Kodes, who also won three slams - and this although he never played the Australian Open (most top players in the 70s skipped down under)...
Forum: General Messages   10-06-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,218
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Who do you rate higher, Djokovic or Sampras?

Another comparison between Dai-Yokozuna. About even. Djokovic will likely be slightly ahead at the end of his career.
Forum: General Messages   10-06-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,158
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Which 14 slams are more precious to you: Sampras or Nadal ?

Nadal, as he won all four tournaments.

But this is the slightest of differences. 14 titles are an unbelievable achievement under any circumstances, and puts both players in a small elite group. ...
Forum: General Messages   10-06-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,907
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Forum: General Messages   09-23-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,194
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Djokovic: Great sportmanship. Humble Champion.

He wasn't born like this, but he has developed into a nice, fairly classy guy.
Forum: General Messages   09-22-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Forum: General Messages   09-22-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,328
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Forum: General Messages   09-19-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,863
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Djokovic to have small surgery on the toe

But not by outmuscling Djokovic and driving him to the point of physical exhaustion.
Forum: General Messages   09-15-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,613
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: The very firm & objective reason why Wawrinka cannot be called greater than Murra

Well, objective, tried and tested, merit based career ranking systems that have been around for 100+ years aren't for everyone.

Especially if understanding them requires rudimentary intelligence.
Forum: General Messages   09-15-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,863
Posted By Henry Kaspar
Re: Djokovic to have small surgery on the toe

Don't think so. Fitness and the capacity to remain healthy is part of the game, and Wawrinka is arguably the only player who can claim to have beaten Djokovic on fitness and stamina. Not even Nadal...
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