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Nadal v Djokovic

Well done to Nadal for winning the US open - great player!

But how frustrating is tennis becomming between play. Djokovic bounced the ball 5/6 times with his racket and then went on to bounce the ball with his hand an average of 12/13 times before serving. I counted 18 bounces at one stage and this is before every serve!

The guy that beat Murray insisted on checking 5 balls before deciding which one to serve, FFS they're brand new!

All players now seem to have to have to have a wipe down with the towel after every point. The ones that need a wipe down are the poor ball boys who seem to have to pamper to every whim of these prima donnas.

Comments

  • a complete dullfest......I flicked on it at one point and watched him bounce the ball at least 10 times with his hand before EVERY serve, surely the umpire should just say get on with it !!
  • Have to agree Essex_Al, it drives me round the bend the number of times they have to bounce the ball. Nadal and Djokovic are the main culprits of this obsession.
  • Nadal is brilliant though. Seeing as he was primarily a clay court specialist early in his career he's done remarkably well to win all 4 majors.
  • [cite]Posted By: Chris_from_Sidcup[/cite]Nadal is brilliant though. Seeing as he was primarily a clay court specialist early in his career he's done remarkably well to win all 4 majors.

    At such a young age as well. And he's not even left handed. It's not fair.
  • and owns federer as well,great player joy to watch
  • Just wonder if his knees will hold out to give him time to break Federer's grand slam record.
  • doubt it but i think if you compare when they play each other its pretty clear who has the upper hand,two greatest players ever perhaps?
  • [cite]Posted By: nolly[/cite]doubt it but i think if you compare when they play each other its pretty clear who has the upper hand,two greatest players ever perhaps?

    Hard to compare players from different eras though but i'm sure due to the speed of the game today they probably are. One thing is for sure Murray isn't likely to win a major until Federer, Nadal and Djokovic retire
  • [cite]Posted By: Chris_from_Sidcup[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: nolly[/cite]doubt it but i think if you compare when they play each other its pretty clear who has the upper hand,two greatest players ever perhaps?

    Hard to compare players from different eras though but i'm sure due to the speed of the game today they probably are. One thing is for sure Murray isn't likely to win a major until Federer, Nadal and Djokovic retire

    Djokovic?? would not put him above murray, murray can compete with fed & nadal aswell just not clicked in the majors and last years US he had a tough semi against Nadal he beat just needs a bit of luck with the draw etc. the guy he lost to this year was bloody annoying, he'll win one next year i reckon
  • Only 7 players have won all 4 Grand Slam titles so congratulations to Nadal.

    As for Mc Henman I think he will struggle to win 1 slam let alone all 4.
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  • edited September 2010
    [cite]Posted By: johnnybev1987[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: Chris_from_Sidcup[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: nolly[/cite]doubt it but i think if you compare when they play each other its pretty clear who has the upper hand,two greatest players ever perhaps?

    Hard to compare players from different eras though but i'm sure due to the speed of the game today they probably are. One thing is for sure Murray isn't likely to win a major until Federer, Nadal and Djokovic retire

    Djokovic?? would not put him above murray, murray can compete with fed & nadal aswell just not clicked in the majors and last years US he had a tough semi against Nadal he beat just needs a bit of luck with the draw etc. the guy he lost to this year was bloody annoying, he'll win one next year i reckon

    Djokovic is the same age and has already won one and been in 2 finals. Yes Murray can obviously compete with Fed and Nadal but thats in tour events (best of 3 sets) but he doesn't seem to have the mentality to win a major, he sulks when things aren't going his way. Would he have won a 5 setter against Federer like Djokovic did? Added to that there's the pressure of winning his first major and that pressure increases every time he fails.
    And if he needs to rely on luck with the draw then he's got no hope really as he'll always be likely to have to play either Nadal or Federer in a major semi then the other in the final.
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