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General rankings « on: July 09, 2007, 03:22 PM »
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Novak is 3rd now shocking



Someone is going to be very jealous of him.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 03:27 PM »
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Andy Roddick will be...
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Re: General rankings « Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 03:28 PM »
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True lol
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Re: General rankings « Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 06:22 PM »
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Very well deserved 3rd as well.

I came on this site a couple of months ago and questioned (due to a lack of knowledge) Djokovic's ability, especially his mentality, in comparison to that of Andy Murray. I have to say now that the firm answer to those kind of questions is pretty obvious. Novak has definately set the bar for all of the younger generation of tennis players (Nadal aside) - a generation which I feel is significantly more talented than the older generation of top 10ers that is being 'replaced'.

Tennis has been through a mini era where raw power and/or extreme hard work could get you very near the top of the game. This is what has allowed the supremely talented Federer to completely dominate in my opinion, while I really do feel for Andy Roddick. He was given a taste of the big time during this period where his serve was enough of a weapon to reach heights that I dont think he can neccesarily expect to reach ever again. By that I mean I dont think he'll ever be able to become clear number 2 or even 3 in world which is a shame cause he seems a nice guy who REALLY wants it. I hope he has another moment of glory someday.

As for Andy Murray, I personally believe that there is a higher level to which he needs to move up to if he's going to be a serious force in the future. This isnt a question of ability anymore, perhaps not even a question of mentality (although I also think he needs to develop a more focused mentality). He hasnt proved that he can be a champion at the very highest level, although its fair to say he hasnt fully had the opportunity to prove that yet.

Food for thought but basically what im saying is I dont know if Andy Murray has what it takes to catch up with Djokovic, or for that matter, if either of them have what it takes to compete with Federer and Nadal. I surely hope so! I hope that the days of the two horse race that tennis has been for a few years now at the highest level, are over.

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Re: General rankings « Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 07:29 PM »
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Do you remember that match between Murray and Djokovic when the winner would go into the top 10?   Well since then Andy's been out injured and Djokovic has reached back to back Grand Slam semis, won a masters, final in another. Before they played each other, there wasnt much difference between them. So, Andy could go on the same kind of run and reach 3rd. Theres still hope.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 08:23 PM »
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There's hope but Novak seems destined to battle out the next no-1 spot with Nadal and no one else.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 08:32 PM »
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There's hope but Novak seems destined to battle out the next no-1 spot with Nadal and no one else.

By the time Federer relinquishes the no.1 spot, there will be loads of players we dont even know about competing for it. Murray will most likely be one of them too. I doubt Novak will get any higher than 3rd, unless, Nadal is out injured for a year.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 08:42 PM »
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Novak has proven he can beat Nadal, he'll go higher than 3rd but not until Federer is out.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 09:07 PM »
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Novak has proven he can beat Nadal, he'll go higher than 3rd but not until Federer is out.

Wanna bet on that?  That Djokovic wont overtake Nadal unless due to injury or something similar! lol
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Re: General rankings « Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007, 09:17 PM »
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Oh, I'm not saying he'll overtake Nadal but Federer will drop and then it will be Nadal in no-1 with Novak following.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 09:56 PM »
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Ah, ok. I get you.
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Re: General rankings « Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 11:29 PM »
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But doesn't Djokovic have a tendency to retire against Nadal? lol
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Re: General rankings « Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 12:36 AM »
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You swing the way the wind blows dont you mark?  Whistle

Only kidding  wub

I dont think there's all that much between Murray and Djokovic - its up to Murray to close the current gap. We've seen Murray can have a classic match in the late stages of a grand slam with Nadal, keep it coming I say! Although, maybe you're right when it comes to rankings, cause Nadal and Djokovic have a supreme focus on being the best, the number 1, etc. Murray has the british media to contend with, and as I talked about in depth somewhere else before, I think it holds him back. In this environment it is difficult for him to come out and say "I want to be number 1, im GOING to be number 1", and I think that kind of focused intent is important.

Maybe Murray will never be consistent enough to be number 1 who knows, but I certainly think he'll blow the competition away at one or two (or a few  w00t) grand slam events during his career  cmon yeah
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Re: General rankings « Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 08:47 AM »
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You swing the way the wind blows dont you mark?  Whistle

roflmao
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Re: General rankings « Reply #14 on: July 11, 2007, 02:01 PM »
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It's true I once assumed Murray was better than Novak but I've been proven wrong. yawn
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