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Old 05-08-2013, 01:50 AM   #451
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I'm sure we're not alone in thinking the game is crying out for some new, young challengers to the established elite.

If it's a stylish player like Dimitrov who manages to - finally - rise to the challenge, then all the better. But he needs to do something special at a major and/or win a masters event for me to start getting really excited...
i know bro. i am a big fed fan and i hope his winning days would never end. but young blood are always welcome... well except tomic i hate that guy! ha ha haha
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Right - I thought so. Silly of me to put the "big four", really: no offense to Murray, who is a terrific player in his own right, but it's the three you mention who matter the most.
How?

Murray is more relevant than Federer nowadays and is right up there with Djokovic.
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How?

Murray is more relevant than Federer nowadays and is right up there with Djokovic.

Since when???
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How?

Murray is more relevant than Federer nowadays and is right up there with Djokovic.
oh shyte. not this again. this must be how Ringo feels when the beatles are mentioned
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Since when???
He's as good as anyone else these days at the events that matter. At the slams over the last 12 months who has the most points? Slamray.
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How?

Murray is more relevant than Federer nowadays and is right up there with Djokovic.
I doubt any young player is at awe with Murray the way youngsters might look up to Fed. It's not about relevance as much as simply how this one person you are facing has helped shape the sport in the last decade. If Murray starts winning more Grand Slams things might change but I still hold victories over Fed as more important even though he might be a little PHUBD.
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How?

Murray is more relevant than Federer nowadays and is right up there with Djokovic.
How? Well, because beating any of them, the three of them all-time greats, means a lot more than beating one-time major winner Andy Murray.

Incidentally, I do not disagree that Murray is currently a better player than Federer.
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How? Well, because beating any of them, the three of them all-time greats, means a lot more than beating one-time major winner Andy Murray.

Incidentally, I do not disagree that Murray is currently a better player than Federer.
I see what you mean but I disagree. For these guys beating Murray means a lot. Look at Janowicz's reaction when he beat him or at the chokes from Dimitrov.
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How? Well, because beating any of them, the three of them all-time greats, means a lot more than beating one-time major winner Andy Murray.

Incidentally, I do not disagree that Murray is currently a better player than Federer.
That.

Murray is like the Ringo of the Beatles. He's currently the second best player in the world, but in terms of overall stature two of his rivals are legends and the third is on his way to becoming one.
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Well, I am happy to eat my words from the other thread. Well done to Dimitrov, who played great tennis. It's just a shame now that the already enormous hype around this guy have expectedly undergone ridiculous levels of inflation after one big win.

Also, I kind of liked the atmosphere out there (Davis Cup-like), but wish it was balanced between the player. To have that type of energy fairly divided in every match (ideal, I know), would be spectacular.

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INCREDIBLE!

Grigor's play was absolutely sensational. He played so so so so well.

He's been incredibly unlucky so far this year to have played the big 4 on 5 different occasions already. Every time he's pushed them as well. And finally he's managed to get a win! HUGE.
Unlucky? Looks more like a blessing in disguise.

Compare his losses to Djokovic and Murray on slow hards to his recent efforts against Nadal and Djokovic. He's shown great mental improvement in a matter of months.

While some guys are doused with confidence issues and uncertainty from frequent high-level encounters at such a young age (Harrison), others capitalize on them by learning from these opportunities. Dimitrov seems in line with the latter.
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Congratulations to Dimitrov and his fans: I see this as a coming of age. A sign of things to come for Grigor. He played excellent tennis and also put up a great battle for over 3 hours against Djoker, not an easy thing to do.

The crowd was awful, as always. I was shocked when they booed much more loudly when Nole crossed himself and thanked the heavens. What do they expect? For everybody to be an atheist like Rafa? Or for everybody to be a catholic like them? What's so wrong about thanking his deities?

Nole was very classy at the net, as always...and his entire team were on their feet applauding Grigor.

Well done, Grigor! Great match, great win.
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Ok so honest to god.

Let us all hope this breaks the mental barrier for Dimitrov, much like Murray and US open.
If the mental barrier is down, all that is holding him back is fitness.

Once he gets that together, then.....????

Really hope he doesn't go out in the next round.


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Congratulations to Dimitrov and his fans: I see this as a coming of age. A sign of things to come for Grigor. He played excellent tennis and also put up a great battle for over 3 hours against Djoker, not an easy thing to do.

The crowd was awful, as always. I was shocked when they booed much more loudly when Nole crossed himself and thanked the heavens. What do they expect? For everybody to be an atheist like Rafa? Or for everybody to be a catholic like them? What's so wrong about thanking his deities?

Nole was very classy at the net, as always...and his entire team were on their feet applauding Grigor.

Well done, Grigor! Great match, great win.
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Good for the game that Dimitrov win and fakervic out
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He's as good as anyone else these days at the events that matter. At the slams over the last 12 months who has the most points? Slamray.

Coincidence that Nadal was gone the last 12 months???
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