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« on: June 12, 2017, 03:13:55 am »
R. Nadal.
10 French Open titles.

I've been watching tennis for a very long time and don't think I've seen a feat more impressive than this.

Raf is easily the greatest dirt player of all time.

So where does he rank among the all time tennis greats?
He's now won more grand slams than Pete Sampras and trails only R. Federer in this regard.
Federer with 18 and Raf with 15.

I would not place Nadal #1 all time, but a case could be made for it, imo.

His detractors would say that he's a mostly just a dominant dirt player.
This ignores some important things.

1. He's won a career slam, and very few players can say that. Federer can't.

2. Raf has won both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon twice.

3.Head to head, Nadal leads Federer 23-14.
People will note that a big chunk of those Nadal wins over Federer came on clay (Roger's worst surface).
This is true, but on hard courts Federer only leads Nadal 10-9.

He just turned 31.
Can he win 3 more slams to equal Roger's total?

I would not bet on that, but watching him steamroll opponents in Paris the last two weeks, I can look at him and see that he's going to be a VERY tough out on any surface the rest of 2017 -- so long as he's healthy.







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Re: Insane
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:45:00 am »
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I made an error about Roger Federer not winning a career slam.
Like Nadal, he also has the career slam.

I forgot that he' got one French Open win under his belt -- along with 5 Aussie titles, 7 Wimbledons and 5 U.S. Opens.

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Re: Insane
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 08:11:42 am »
Can you see the curvature of the Earth on a Tennis court?
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Re: Insane
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 08:17:01 am »
No, but I've played on "sloped" courts before.

In fact, most courts that the general population play on are sloped.
On purpose -- for drainage reasons.

Perhaps the weirdest court I ever played on had a drain running all the way across the court at the bottom of the net.
And the court was sloped down CONSIDERABLY from baseline to net.
So if you serve and volleyed, you were running downhill to the net.

Was pretty wild.

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Re: Insane
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 08:27:35 am »
Well, poptard goes back on ignore. Flat earth stuff is one thing, but now tennis.... This guy is truly the worst of all time.
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Re: Insane
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 08:36:30 am »
LMAO!

Wtf is up with this board?

Seriously?


Post legit sports takes and asshats come in and shit all over the place.

Just so you know...

Back when the Rome boards began it wasn't like this.
There's always been smack, sure, but not just drive-by imbeciles posting inane asshatery.


Cliff Notes: What we see on this board is a total dumbing down of the smack genre.


Post something worthwhile fvcksticks.

You two people TRULY suck @ss.



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Re: Insane
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 08:44:48 am »
You are ignoring this user. Show me the post.
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Re: Insane
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 08:50:48 am »
LMAO!

Wtf is up with this board?

Seriously?


Post legit sports takes and asshats come in and shit all over the place.

Just so you know...

Back when the Rome boards began it wasn't like this.
There's always been smack, sure, but not just drive-by imbeciles posting inane asshatery.


Cliff Notes: What we see on this board is a total dumbing down of the smack genre.


Post something worthwhile fvcksticks.

You two people TRULY suck @ss.

Lighten up, Francis.

JFC  :lol
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Re: Insane
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 08:55:53 am »
 :lol Yall dont like it cause hes right
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Re: Insane
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 09:27:42 am »
Lighten up, Francis.

JFC  :lol

I'm a straight shooter.

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Re: Insane
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 09:34:20 am »
So you really thought a Tennis thread would be met with an honest discourse of Nadal's place in the history of Tennis?

That's pretty Lulz.
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Re: Insane
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 09:50:12 am »
In the sports forums on a board like this, actual sports takes are a necessity.

Without that, things degenerate very quickly into drive-by idiocy and lowest common denominator schoolyard stupidity.

Basically, nothing worth reading.

You know, like your typical posts.


On a SPORTS board, the French Open is an event worth commenting on, and especially when something historic happens, as it did yesterday.

Duh.

Are you a freaking m0ron?

Wondering.


Personally, what I like on a board is when a post does one of the following...

1) Makes me think

2) Makes me laff

3) Makes me research


So far I've seen absolutely NOTHING from you that fits 1, 2, or 3.
Nothing.

You're essentially a pile of fvcking shit in a field.





 

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Re: Insane
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 10:36:03 am »
Sweet melt.

Serious Tennis take is that these 4 (Nadal, Fed, Murray and Djoker) have made Tennis very uninteresting. I thought Nadal was finished. The fact that the same guys that have been good for the last decade are still unbeatable by the up and comers like Milos, Nishikori, Tsonga etc and to a lesser extent Warinka is bad for the sport.

You also have No Murikans in the Top 15.

Woman's tennis is lucky Serena got knocked up, because it was getting to the point that even in her Mid 30's she's unbeatable.

Without her you can get this cool story of this unseeded Latvian chick winning on Saturday.
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Re: Insane
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 11:13:53 am »
Listen poptard,

You have essentially put yourself out on an island here.  Your ultra retarded views on the flat earth and then your ridiculous name calling to some of our other long standing and much beloved members has you in a place where you should just try again somewhere else. Besides, any person that raplf finds kinship with, pretty much has no chance of ever being taken seriously. Sorry this had to be you.

To be honest, I had some hope for you. There is even a threaed in our secret place where I actually expressed this hope. You disappointed. Story of your life, huh?

Learn form your mistakes and do better.

Stay away from the edge.

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Re: Insane
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 11:54:17 am »
Da fuq? 

I don't follow tennis.  The only time I ever followed tennis is when that Anna Kornionbgjkiveva chick was playing, and I wasn't following the matches.

This is how boards die. 

Somebody posts, and then everybody shits on that post.  Then they gather in their little sewing circle and wonder why there's no activity.

Poptart should be fvcking member of the year.  He's carrying this place with his stupid ass takes.
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