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      Reply #2070: Sep 15, 2022 07:16:03 pm
      The greatest of them all. Elegance personified. The men's game becomes less graceful after this.

      To lose Serena and Roger from the game in the space of a couple of weeks hits Hard. Icons, from Primary school to adulthood.
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      Reply #2071: Sep 15, 2022 10:14:59 pm
      The greatest of them all. Elegance personified. The men's game becomes less graceful after this.

      To lose Serena and Roger from the game in the space of a couple of weeks hits Hard. Icons, from Primary school to adulthood.

      All fed has done is make it official now but it’s been clear for about a year now that he was finished with it and it’s been a few years since he really compete at his best. For most of his career he always made it look so effortless he was that good. He’s unfortunate that there was a certain Spaniard who was that little bit better than him over the course of a career. I know Djokovic is up there with Nadal and Fed on number of wins but for me it will always be the battle between Fed and Nadal that stands out, especially the Wimbledon finals of I think it was 07 and 08, 2 of the best finals as far as I’m concerned. Djokovic isn’t likeable, pretty sure he’s used PED’s through some of his comments and has just taken advantage of the injuries from Fed and Nadal.

      Big loss for tennis.
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      Reply #2072: Sep 15, 2022 10:59:34 pm
      All fed has done is make it official now but it’s been clear for about a year now that he was finished with it and it’s been a few years since he really compete at his best. For most of his career he always made it look so effortless he was that good. He’s unfortunate that there was a certain Spaniard who was that little bit better than him over the course of a career. I know Djokovic is up there with Nadal and Fed on number of wins but for me it will always be the battle between Fed and Nadal that stands out, especially the Wimbledon finals of I think it was 07 and 08, 2 of the best finals as far as I’m concerned. Djokovic isn’t likeable, pretty sure he’s used PED’s through some of his comments and has just taken advantage of the injuries from Fed and Nadal.

      Big loss for tennis.

      Djokovic has a career winning record against both including 13-6 in finals vs Federer and 15-13 in finals vs Nadal. He is 6yrs younger than Federer which definitely helps, but he deserves as much credit as the other 2.

      I do not remember a time where 3 of the all time greats played at the same time like this. They just completely dominated the sport. There was Sampras/Agassi but Andre missed a considerable amount of time and there was no 3rd equivalent.

      As Federer retires and Nadal/Djokovic age out in the next few years, it'll be the Alcaraz show as he's only 19 and already the #1 with no one really close to him.
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      Reply #2073: Sep 15, 2022 11:20:41 pm
      All fed has done is make it official now but it’s been clear for about a year now that he was finished with it and it’s been a few years since he really compete at his best. For most of his career he always made it look so effortless he was that good. He’s unfortunate that there was a certain Spaniard who was that little bit better than him over the course of a career. I know Djokovic is up there with Nadal and Fed on number of wins but for me it will always be the battle between Fed and Nadal that stands out, especially the Wimbledon finals of I think it was 07 and 08, 2 of the best finals as far as I’m concerned. Djokovic isn’t likeable, pretty sure he’s used PED’s through some of his comments and has just taken advantage of the injuries from Fed and Nadal.

      Big loss for tennis.

      I like the guy but Nadal's career has had it's fair share of accusations on PED's as well hasn't it?

      The numbers might say something different but there's not as much beauty in Nadal or Djokovic's tennis as there was in Roger's. Power and aggression will never beat balletic and graceful for me. He's the one sportsman who I would class as art, he was that majestic to watch!  :D Will never see his like again.
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      Reply #2074: Sep 15, 2022 11:28:22 pm
      I like the guy but Nadal's career has had it's fair share of accusations on PED's as well hasn't it?

      The numbers might say something different but there's not as much beauty in Nadal or Djokovic's tennis as there was in Roger's. Power and aggression will never beat balletic and graceful for me. He's the one sportsman who I would class as art, he was that majestic to watch!  :D Will never see his like again.

      They all get tested frequently for PEDs anyway.

      And agree on Roger’s elegance. Love the  motion of a one handed backhand.
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      Reply #2075: Sep 26, 2022 11:25:35 am
      Always thought Stefan Edbarg was the most graceful player to have ever played the game until Roger came along!

      Roger has taken Graceful to another level and I doubt we will see a Player like him ever again.

      Good Luck in your retirement RF.



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      Reply #2076: Sep 26, 2022 11:52:57 am
      Not sure who was more emotional, Federer or Nadal
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      Reply #2077: Sep 26, 2022 12:46:29 pm
      Always thought Stefan Edbarg was the most graceful player to have ever played the game until Roger came along!

      Roger has taken Graceful to another level and I doubt we will see a Player like him ever again.

      Good Luck in your retirement RF.





      Edberg was my favourite mens player growing up. Still is. But I get the comparison. Obviously Roger much the better player but both cut from the same cloth. That backhand volley on edberg was a sight to behold
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      Reply #2078: Sep 28, 2022 04:47:05 am
      Edberg was my favourite mens player growing up. Still is. But I get the comparison. Obviously Roger much the better player but both cut from the same cloth. That backhand volley on edberg was a sight to behold

      Wasn't it just? and he used to wear the gold watch whilst playing. Class!

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