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"freak accident"? lol. Frankly, it was the proverbial "accident waiting to happen". It could have happened long ago and maybe he would have learned his lesson sooner. But No1e had been quite lucky in the past. And his attitude previously was awful regarding the subject of coming close to hurting people in anger.

If it had been Nick Kyrgios who did the same, he probably would have been banned for 2 years, if not longer, so No1e should still consider himself lucky, if not privileged.

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On the subject at hand, I would give RAFA a 7 and No1e between a 3-4 on a scale of ten.
RAFA took the only major he played, and did it with authority, over No1e, whom many expected to give RAFA a serious challenge if not win outright. But RAFA didn't do particular well in Rome, Paris, or at the Tour finals. It looked like his nerves got to him a few times. In best of 3, it can be difficult to overcome those lapses.

No1e won 2 Masters 1000, and he made the final of RG, so it wasn't a total disaster. But the way he was destroyed in the RG final by RAFA, and how he incurred the worse loss of the year at the US Open when he was defaulted, left a bad taste in the mouth for fans of his great tennis. And he rather under-performed in Vienna, and at the Tour Finals. After a season where he was undefeated, it was not a very good ending where he lost 4 of his last 8 matches, plus the ignominious default. However considering all the off court turmoil, I'm a little surprised No1e did that well.

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  • both cut the gap in the slam race
  • One almost secured trashing 40-15rer's weeks record
  • Federer is safe

seems legit ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
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"freak accident"? lol. Frankly, it was the proverbial "accident waiting to happen". It could have happened long ago and maybe he would have learned his lesson sooner. But No1e had been quite lucky in the past. And his attitude previously was awful regarding the subject of coming close to hurting people in anger.

If it had been Nick Kyrgios who did the same, he probably would have been banned for 2 years, if not longer, so No1e should still consider himself lucky, if not privileged.

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Yea, Nick Kyrgios would be serving 20 to life right now. Gtfo.
 

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"freak accident"? lol. Frankly, it was the proverbial "accident waiting to happen". It could have happened long ago and maybe he would have learned his lesson sooner. But No1e had been quite lucky in the past. And his attitude previously was awful regarding the subject of coming close to hurting people in anger.

If it had been Nick Kyrgios who did the same, he probably would have been banned for 2 years, if not longer, so No1e should still consider himself lucky, if not privileged.

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masterclass
And choirboys Fedal? At most a tap on the hand & warning of “Now please be careful where u strike that ball, ok sir? Now let’s resume the match, boys.” It’s all bout reputation ultimately & paid off very well for the Fedal contingent 😉
 

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If it had been Nick Kyrgios who did the same, he probably would have been banned for 2 years, if not longer, so No1e should still consider himself lucky, if not privileged.
Exaggerated, even Kyrgios would have just got a default, maybe another 1 month ban, but not more.

On the subject at hand, I would give RAFA a 7 and No1e between a 3-4 on a scale of ten.
RAFA took the only major he played, and did it with authority, over No1e, whom many expected to give RAFA a serious challenge if not win outright. But RAFA didn't do particular well in Rome, Paris, or at the Tour finals. It looked like his nerves got to him a few times. In best of 3, it can be difficult to overcome those lapses.

No1e won 2 Masters 1000, and he made the final of RG, so it wasn't a total disaster. But the way he was destroyed in the RG final by RAFA, and how he incurred the worse loss of the year at the US Open when he was defaulted, left a bad taste in the mouth for fans of his great tennis. And he rather under-performed in Vienna, and at the Tour Finals. After a season where he was undefeated, it was not a very good ending where he lost 4 of his last 8 matches, plus the ignominious default.
Djokovic lost more from his invincibility aura than Nadal and Federer combined during 2015-19 within very short time. It's completely up to him whether he'll be able to get back on track and prove himself again, at least on Masters and slam level...

However considering all the off court turmoil, I'm a little surprised No1e did that well.
I don't think that this played a too big role in it; that the PTPA wouldn't turn out to be a success story could have been clear from the get-go.
The ATP is as it is not really ready for real reforms, but without these reforms the popularity of the sport will suffer in the coming years...
There is no good solution, even if you try it within or outside of the organization. They just don't like reforms, anything that could threaten the status quo. :(:sleep:
 

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On the subject at hand, I would give RAFA a 7 and No1e between a 3-4 on a scale of ten.
RAFA took the only major he played, and did it with authority, over No1e, whom many expected to give RAFA a serious challenge if not win outright. But RAFA didn't do particular well in Rome, Paris, or at the Tour finals. It looked like his nerves got to him a few times. In best of 3, it can be difficult to overcome those lapses.
i think Rafa was playing much better at the end of 2020 than he has in pretty much any year. the short year obviously helped but he clearly only played Paris to warm up for the ATP Finals. that tournament is a hole in his GOAT CV and he definitely wanted it. i think he was pretty great there. The loss to Thiem could have gone either way and was a very high standard. he served for a straights sets win against Medvedev who had been untouchable prior to that. sure it was sad he couldn't close it out but all in all i think it was a positive tournament heading into next year. Rome was his first tournament back so no surprises he didn't perform that well - and not like Diego is a mug on clay. RG on that heavy court in cold conditions destroying Novak was probably one of his greatest ever achievements.
 

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They won 2 out of 3 slams this year, and might have won 3 out of 3 if not for that freak accident at USO.
Nadal won RG as if anyone really cares. Djokovic looked like a burn out after the break. No motivation whatsoever. Those two weak Masters that he won mean zilch. Most of his wins came as a result of others players failing to put him away.
 

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And choirboys Fedal? At most a tap on the hand & warning of “Now please be careful where u strike that ball, ok sir? Now let’s resume the match, boys.” It’s all bout reputation ultimately & paid off very well for the Fedal contingent 😉
Djokovic tried to vulture the USO and act like a dick while doing it. The higher powers of tennis said NOPE ain't happening. He should have stayed his ass home in Serbia instead of ruining his career being a greedy POS.
 

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Doubly incorrect:

Novak didn't cut the gap since the break (the subject of this thread).

And Rafa didn't cut the gap; he closed it.
Don't care about the subject since ts is an obv da

The main point of this thread was "40-15rer is safe" which is bs dream of a da
But u can pretend as u want,who cares
 
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Don't care about the subject since ts is an obv da

The main point of this thread was "40-15rer is safe" which is bs dream of a da
But u can pretend as u want,who cares
What's a DA? Btw is Djokovic winning another 4 slams? Next Gen is going to wax him next year like they did Post USO. Maybe he'll win Wimbledon unless he meets 40 year old Federer who'll finish the job this time that he started in 2019. Djokovic will have to retire from shame after losing to a Grandpa along with all the other dumb shat he has done in 2020. Nadal? LMAO! Where's he going to find 100 weeks at #1 or a YEC ? Hint: not on dirt which means mission impossible. Federer is safe from these two pretenders.
 
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