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Good ole MTF.
 

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As for Simon, back then he was a top 10-20 w/ more variety but now more or less a frustratingly consistent pusher.
Nothing personal, but I noticed that bad tennis players and people that don't play tennis call other tennis players "pushers" pretty often. I think in most cases - it's just great defensive players.
 
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Djokovic fans want more credit for him? Isn't being labelled by many experts the greatest of all time or one of them enough? What do you guys want? Non Djokovic fans and neutrals to erect statues of him in their homes and worship it 24/7?
Djokovic gets so much credit already. He earned it and that's cool. But let's not make out he is not getting enough.
 

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At the end of the day Wins are Wins.. And any player should get credit for what they won. My perspective has always been - Nadal and Djokovic style of play is successful because they played in the era where baseline tennis has kind of edge. That is.. athleticism has a bit more to say about results of the game than skills and other stuff than before. In other eras, the field would be more even, so their prolificness in titles would also be a little less. At the same time, they are also as talented like prior greats to score majors too.. but, I still think.. Nadal and Novak's titles are because they could physically make it harder than opponents. Federer's case has been different.. Sure, he made it physical at the same time not like these two, he also.. plays with high risk game.

When I look at highlights of Roger vs Sampras.. etc - I see Federer was more of Sampras era like player, who changed his game over time to be relevant in both eras. What Novak should really get credit for is, standing up to Fedal.. and winning. And of course his consistency is as good as Fed. I think Nadal should also get credit for conquering titles all surfaces. Still, one can wonder - in a different era of specialists... how easy/hard it would have been.
 

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Novak is a neutral baseliner who is better at defense than offense. Compare a truly offensive all courter like Federer to him and you’ll see the difference.
You are a noob on this forum and have no clue about real playstyles. Please visit the thread opened by ClutchOn&Win so you may know better about it,.

Just for your help: there is no such thing as a neutral baseliner. That'd be some very fabricated idea if it did exist.
 
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