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    Let me know your thoughts/records I missed out. What I mean is what records that the big 3 hold that I think are gonna take decades for another player to beat, ranked in how difficult it will be for a next gen great to beat. For some pts, I've put arguments why I think they're hard...
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    Sampras, Federer, and Djokovic got robbed by not having any grass masters events. Djokovic additionally got robbed by having only 1 indoor masters but can perform on any surface. Nadal, the combined outdoor hard&clay GOAT, has 8 masters on his favorite surfaces and has made the most of it...
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    From the Los Angeles Times. Worth reading in my opinion, to see how his 271 weeks (one more than Lendl's 270) was received in the tennis world and by this particular writer. Sampras Is Again King of the Court By DIANE PUCIN AUG. 1, 1999 12 AM PT Jack Kramer presented Pete Sampras with a...
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    Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to lose 7 times in the quarterfinals of the same Slam. Roddick only got to 6, at the US Open from 2001-2011. Nadal did it first in 2007 versus eventual finalist Fernando Gonzalez. Two of the 7 he retired, and the first 4 losses were in straight...
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    I was reading that topic about laver calling Federer the champion of this generation and to me, his greatest claim to fame when compared to the other guys is the 8-6-5 at different slams. If any big 3 wins the AO we'll be shifting benchmarks again. But before these guys, 5 was absolute...
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    The stakes are incredible, bigger than for any other slam that I can remember. Given that Nadal,, Djokovic, and Federer are not getting younger, arguably this tournament is going to decide the slam race. Nadal is, as usual, the favorite at the French Open. If he wins he'll tie Federer at 20...
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