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Rafael Nadal has it. Andy Murray has it. And the other players know it. Do either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic have it?----Update: Well, the Emperor still has it. Good to see he takes note of 606, eh?Which just leaves Novak...
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posted May 28, 2009
Can we get the translators in here again please...
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Fed is currently showing a fair bit of grit and determination in his match against Acacuso (sp?).The thing to remember with Fed is that for the biggest period of his career no-one could touch him except on clay. He never had to fight back, he didn't need that fire in his belly because he just crushed people. Nadal improved massively and started to challenge everywhere, not just on clay, and it was hard for Fed adapt.I think Wimbledon might possibly hint at more fight from Fed, and he must have been delighted to win in Madrid just to get the Nadal monkey off his back for a bit.To be quite honest, as good as Murray is, no two players could have played that Wimbledon final, Fed and Nadal are still the two best in the world and Murray could not have brought that back. Of the top 4, when facing a deficit, I'd want them in their rankings order - Rafa never gives up, Fed has recaptured his fire and has so much class he can still outplay anyone when everythings clicking, Murray is aggresive and improving constantly and Novak just seems to lack that resolve a little.
"So, this "Way back" ability of Murray is due to the match with Potito Starace huh?"Nope, it's due to the match with Gasquet at Wimbledon last year and the one against Melzer at the US Open and the match with Potato and...
"Nope, it's due to the match with Gasquet at Wimbledon last year and the one against Melzer at the US Open and the match with Potato and..."<ok>
Looks like Fed need to be added to the list alongside Nadal & Murray. His fight back against Acasuso should certainly fall in the strong fight-back category. Until now I wasn't sure he had it in him...
"To be quite honest, as good as Murray is, no two players could have played that Wimbledon final"Sorry, but that match remains one of the most overestimated of all time. It's utter nonsense to say that Murray who's beaten Nadal the most in recent matches (2 out of 5) couldn't have competedI take it you missed the US Open SF?"Fed and Nadal are still the two best in the world"Nadal's the best in the World. With there being nothing much between the next three - so i think it's a bold statementGoing back to today, good to see the fight in Fed, but i think the article is referring more to whether he does this against his current peers
posted May 30, 2009
So Novak answered that question then...
''It's utter nonsense to say that Murray who's beaten Nadal the most in recent matches (2 out of 5) couldn't have competed. I take it you missed the US Open SF?''I take it you missed the Wimbledon quarter-final. :)
Knowlesy 2009Why don't we go back to 2007 and be done with it??!!
posted May 31, 2009
Ah, Rafa, even you...
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