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Had enough of shills McEnroe and Agassi?

Wimbledon runner-up Mark Philippoussis backs Roger Federer

Mark is obviously a keen student of the game with first hand experience. :cool:

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weak-era clown :zzz:
Doesn't really matter. It's nice to hear a fresh unbiased voice for a change. ;)

Mark was arguably better than the Berdych of his day, but he reached two slam finals.
One of the fastest servers in the game. He played in the Sampras generation. A top 10 player.
Injuries hurt his chances in his prime, 3 knee operations and a shoulder tear.

ATP Comeback player of the year in 2003, when he made the Wimbledon Final, downing #1 Andre Agassi before losing to Roger Federer.

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Doesn't really matter. It's nice to hear a fresh unbiased voice for a change. ;)

Mark was arguably better than the Berdych of his day, but he reached two slam finals.
One of the fastest servers in the game. He played in the Sampras generation. A top 10 player.
Injuries hurt his chances in his prime, 3 knee operations and a shoulder tear.

ATP Comeback player of the year in 2003, when he made the Wimbledon Final, downing #1 Andre Agassi before losing to Roger Federer.

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masterclass
yeah, i reemmber that match, actually though he lost in straight sets, the first 2 sets were pretty close when Roger just won in tie-breakers. But surly, Roger's grass skills are better than him. I still remember how he vowed to come back and win 1 slam but sadly he failed :sad:
 

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He is saying Fraud will win Wimbledon but not that he is the GOAT.
I also predicted Fraud as the #1 favorite
 

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Yes, one of the few players around who faced Roger on every surface so he knows what he is talking about.

4-1 H2H. Only win vs Roger on clay at Hamburg.
But Roger beat Mark on hard twice (Rod Laver Arena Davis Cup 2003) and Miami, grass, and carpet (Davis Cup 2000 in Zurich).

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If Philippoussis at his prime was playing this years Wimbledon he'd be third favorite behind Fed and Murray
 

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Doesn't really matter. It's nice to hear a fresh unbiased voice for a change. ;)

Mark was arguably better than the Berdych of his day, but he reached two slam finals.
One of the fastest servers in the game. He played in the Sampras generation. A top 10 player.
Injuries hurt his chances in his prime, 3 knee operations and a shoulder tear.

ATP Comeback player of the year in 2003, when he made the Wimbledon Final, downing #1 Andre Agassi before losing to Roger Federer.

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masterclass
unbiased? :haha: The mug that bent over to Federer in a Wimbledon final is unbiased? I suppose Roddick is unbiased too :superlol:
 

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is he even watching tennis?
 

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Philippoussis was playing some of the most thrilling, attacking tennis I've ever seen when he made the Wimbledon final. He was a far more dynamic player than the likes of Berdych. Philippoussis wasn't skinny like Berdych, he must've weighed around 110 kg when he made that final. Despite that, he was quite athletic.
 

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Yes, one of the few players around who faced Roger on every surface so he knows what he is talking about.

4-1 H2H. Only win vs Roger on clay at Hamburg.
But Roger beat Mark on hard twice (Rod Laver Arena Davis Cup 2003) and Miami, grass, and carpet (Davis Cup 2000 in Zurich).

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It was a big win though. Fed was the defending champion and didn't lose again until the '08 final vs. Nadal.
 

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Not sure if that actually is 'too rude', is that a bloke?
 
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