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Old 01-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #1621
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Asking for a two year ranking when Fed is number 3, reeks of selfishness.

Why didn't he call for this when Fed was number one? We all know why - because Nadal was 2 and it meant that he might not ever reach number 1.

When it benefits him, sure, but lets get real here.

Nadal has what? A year or two left on him? This two year deal would extend that another year, while hurting Federer.

I say tough. If Nadal's going to slide down the rankings, then let it happen. Don't change the rules.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #1622
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #1623
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Christian Despont, in French, from the Swiss press about the problem between Nadal and Federer :

http://www.lematin.ch/sports/tennis/...story/15765660

for instance says that the only player whom Nadal had publicly criticized before Federer was Söderling after Wimbledon 2008.

And that his words are about cowardness and hypocrisy.

Despont also says "in his Union fight, Nadal also claimed a two year ranking-system, tio protect long-term injured players, whereas Federer defends ultra-conservative positions".

You see, even Swiss press presents Fed's position this way

But I'm not surprised at all by Despont's general presentation here : very good tennis writer in Switzerland (esp very good writing), has always talked of Fed as "a complete genius" tennis-wise, but has always been harsh at him on the personal point of view, whereas admiring Nadal's character.

I've never liked Despont's opinion about Federer (even when he considers Fed as a genius without accepting his tennis-limits even not accepting him getting older).
Why use 2 years ranking system to solve the problem of injured players? That's why they have protected ranking for. They can change it to protected seeding, if they want - but not to change the entire system.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #1624
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2-year ranking would NOT protect players with long-term injuries. They would take much longer to get back to their previous ranking.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #1625
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2-year ranking would NOT protect players with long-term injuries. They would take much longer to get back to their previous ranking.
Exactly. Where did this idée fixe derive from in the first place?
I know most professional athletes aren't exactly rocket scientists when it comes to dealing with the maths, but this shouldn't be that hard to comprehend.
The current system already has a 'protected ranking' exception, and even when not used, the system works perfectly fine as it is now, hence Del Potro's convincing come-back close to the top-10 after his long and debilitating injury.

Do. Not. Fix. Things. When. They. Aren't. Broke.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #1626
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Why use 2 years ranking system to solve the problem of injured players? That's why they have protected ranking for. They can change it to protected seeding, if they want - but not to change the entire system.
Exactly : Protected Ranking System is specifically addressed to injured players, this system can be modified in many ways, including what you said,

but there's no need to change the whole ranking system if you indeed want to address the injured players matters.

Despont just said that because, like many journalists, he's just a Nadal-lover and he's also a literary : doesn't know or care about these ranking matters.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #1628
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Hope some Fed fans appreciate this video/article about Young Gun Fed

Had a thought to see which era of Fed was most favoured when I came across this video of Fed back in 2002 at Miami.

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/201...er-miami-2002/

Almost ten years ago now Fed really announced himself on the tour, getting to the final of Miami Masters Series and producing some serious magic along the way.

In the ten years since this clip, his playing style has evolved, responding to both physical and mental changes, as he has developed/ stagnated physically and has learnt to manage his emotions and his shot selection on court.

It's pretty hard to split his career into distinct categories, but if we say roughly there are three periods (Young Fed, 'Peak' Fed and Old Fed), which style of play do you prefer?

The young, explosive Fed who berated himself when he was down, but was a devastating package of speed and attacking intent when he was in the mood (roughly, 2000-2003)

The 'peak' Fed, who had all the weapons and the composure to execute too, but perhaps not such interesting competition as in the early 2000s of ageing greats and the late 2000s of Nadal, Djokovic & Murray?

Or 'Olderer', slower in speed around the baseline and hand-eye coordination, but also better at constructing points when he has arguably fewer weapons and has declined as an athlete?

Thoughts?
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #1629
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #1630
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Hope some Fed fans appreciate this video/article about Young Gun Fed

Had a thought to see which era of Fed was most favoured when I came across this video of Fed back in 2002 at Miami.

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/201...er-miami-2002/

Almost ten years ago now Fed really announced himself on the tour, getting to the final of Miami Masters Series and producing some serious magic along the way.

In the ten years since this clip, his playing style has evolved, responding to both physical and mental changes, as he has developed/ stagnated physically and has learnt to manage his emotions and his shot selection on court.

It's pretty hard to split his career into distinct categories, but if we say roughly there are three periods (Young Fed, 'Peak' Fed and Old Fed), which style of play do you prefer?

The young, explosive Fed who berated himself when he was down, but was a devastating package of speed and attacking intent when he was in the mood (roughly, 2000-2003)

The 'peak' Fed, who had all the weapons and the composure to execute too, but perhaps not such interesting competition as in the early 2000s of ageing greats and the late 2000s of Nadal, Djokovic & Murray?

Or 'Olderer', slower in speed around the baseline and hand-eye coordination, but also better at constructing points when he has arguably fewer weapons and has declined as an athlete?

Thoughts?
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I think Federer from 1999 till around 2004 was the most exciting. Not being sure what the guy can do, and then constantly being amazed.
The record times were also cool, like he was a supertennis player. (Too bad he couldn't beat nadal at RG during those years. Might have been good for his ego not getting to big though) But the Nadal matches were exciting. In other matches he had to much skills/fitness to make it a real battle.
Olderer is pretty cool too I think. Flashes of brilliance. And old guy standing up to Djokovic makes it exciting. Wish there were a little more faster courts so Nadal had a little less advantage over him and we would have three almost equally strong tennis players a the top!
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I find it hard enough to keep up with a 1 yr ranking system, let alone 2!! Besides, I've read that a 2 year ranking will hinder the lower ranked players who are trying to make their way up. If that is so ... then my view is NO NO NO and NO again to this stupid selfish idea.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #1632
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Anyone in the UK read the guardians report on the match? Basically said Fed was done
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no offense indeed; the earlier he loses, the more weeks off he can have! so it's a win-win result!
LOL... he wants to eat the cake and have it too.
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http://www.livetennisguide.com/2012/...-tour-in-2012/

Roger Federer to play South American tour in 2012

The 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has committed to participate in the South American tour in December, 2012, where his official agent Godsick has announced on Sunday.

The World No. 3 Roger Federer, who has smashed out of the 2012 Australian Open championship last week in semi finals against his best rival Rafael Nadal in four sets with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-7, 4-6 score line. Federer has announced to play in the South American tour by end of the season, as he official agent Godsick explains the organization DPA as Brazil and Argentina are two stages secure, while Chile, Mexico and Colombia are still under talks.

The 30-year-old Federer will play next ATP tournament at ABN AMRO World Tennis event, an ATP World Tour 500 series of the 2012 ATP World Tour. The Rotterdam tournament will kick off from February 7th at the Ahoy Rotterdam indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam. Later, Federer will travel to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis tournament in Dubai and BNP Paribas Showdown in New York, where he is looking forward to show best performance in the events.

The former World No. 1 Federer, who has not won a single Grand Slam championship from couple of years, since winning his last major at 2010 Australian Open beating Britain top seed Andy Murray in three sets in the final.
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sigh why do they need to keep mentioning his defeat and the last time since he won a major... irrelevant information imo
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