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Post by hawkeye on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 5:07 pm

Tennis is only as interesting as the players and sadly 2016 has been remarkable for the absence of both Nadal and Federer. They really have carried the sport and hopefully they will return in 2017.

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 5:51 pm

I feel the same way abut socal and haddie.
But all things must pass and it's better to move forward than look back.

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Post by Born Slippy on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 7:26 pm

Good to see HE looking forward to a year in which Murray has a chance to make it to number 1.

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Post by Guest on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:03 pm

I take the view that Federer and Nadal, rather than carrying the sport, have been carried by the sport, at the detriment of the sport.  Between them they have taken all the money and all the sponsorship denying others from making headway in the sport.  There needs to be greater diversity and greater equality in the distribution of the titles. Look at Murray he has always taken great care to help spread the titles around.  He is a true democrat and should be supported in his efforts to carry the sport into a new era of hope and fairness.

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Post by LuvSports! on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 10:23 pm

Bizarre.

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Post by banbrotam on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 10:28 pm

Born Slippy wrote:Good to see HE looking forward to a year in which Murray has a chance to make it to number 1.

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Post by banbrotam on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 10:30 pm

We just need bogbrush, to moan on about how Tennis really was finished as a sport in June 2012 and we'll have the set  Whistle

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Re: Roll on 2017

Post by hawkeye on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 11:57 pm

Well obviously anyone who is still here is enjoying tennis without Roger and Rafa. Or Novak... In fact the last time I checked most of the top 20 was either absent or injured Tumbleweed  

Each to their own. But I've got better things to do Smile Roll on 2017.

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Sat 29 Oct 2016, 3:57 pm

Wow did I hear someone mention my name... Wink Wink ???awww have you missed me JM  Wink??
I wouldn't put too much faith in the infamous 2 in 2017 HE but we can live in hopes

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Post by Henman Bill on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 12:27 am

Well with Hawkeye's record I think it's fair to not give the benefit of the doubt and assume this could just be another way of having a dig at Murray.

You may as well just write that you don't like Murray and be done with it.

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Post by barrystar on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 2:10 pm

I think HE's going to be disappointed because whilst Fedal are not there to make up the numbers, the peaks will be lower, and the gaps between them longer.  

I'm more hopeful of a consistent showing from Fed because even though he's the younger man, Nadal's mileage looks to be the most severe on what will be his 4th comeback - ominously each time the injury seems to have been wear and tear as a product of his playing style; whilst Fed's only on his 2nd or 3rd (dependent on if you count the end of 2005 and the 'mono'), and each time the problem was seemingly more bad luck than wear and tear (although the back may be starting to get the better of him).

All that said, Nadal may burn brighter in future peaks - between the two it's a close run thing, but I think that there's a case for saying that Nadal at one of his absolute peaks was a more formidable opponent than Fed at one of his, but that Fed has been more consistent over longer periods.
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