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Some Nando appreciation please.

The guy keeps doing his thing.

He could have easily lamented Basha's stunning play down a set and a break and his "bad luck", but he kept chugging away.

The guy does not think twice about slinging a shot.

It's funny how he can look pretty meh outside of slams and in the prep tournaments, but usually then does better than the guys he lost to, at the actual slam.

The Nando beast turns up when it matters nowadays.

If it hadn't been for Hoang and Chung's peaking, he'd be on a pretty huge 3R slam streak right now.

Keep it going Nando!
 

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This guy is 36. People like Berdych, Tsonga, Wawrinka, Murray, Söderking, etc etc are all retired or close to it, but Dasco just keeps trucking on. Having an awesome forehand probably helps. Its funny how he has gone from being an eternal choker/near do well to just a very respectable journeyman, chugging along and doing his work
 

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just a very respectable journeyman, chugging along and doing his work
550+ match wins at the ATP tour is putting him up in some pretty rarified territory. He's got the 500/100 as well.

Would not call him a journeyman at this point. That is more than Wawrinka. But to be fair, Stan is noted for having fewer tour wins than most of his calibre.
 

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Battle between whose abs are better.
 

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I remember peak Davydenko schooling him at the FO 2009. Afterwards, Verdasco said Davydenko plays too fast for him.. and that was on clay.
 

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This guy is 36. People like Berdych, Tsonga, Wawrinka, Murray, Söderking, etc etc are all retired or close to it, but Dasco just keeps trucking on. Having an awesome forehand probably helps. Its funny how he has gone from being an eternal choker/near do well to just a very respectable journeyman, chugging along and doing his work
Exactly.

The man is 36.

He isn't moving any better than Berdych or what Söderling would be moving at right now.

His perfect technical and FH strike just has kept him afloat.

Being gutsy and attacking and not having lost his senses for winning and being aggressive is keeping him afloat.

Federer gets so many age-related excuses for his forehand decline.

What about Verdasco?

No problems to be found. Still hammering away with it, as accurate as ever.
 
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