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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #60 on: January 09, 2012, 04:44 PM »
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Do you, out of interest know the tallest champ? Was it Sampras?
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #61 on: January 09, 2012, 04:53 PM »
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OK, OK, I was exaggerating. I just really, really disliked Sampras's style of play. I absolutely hate serve and volley. I stand by my assertion that he had no backhand, though. Especially obvious on clay.

He did but it wasn't a weapon per se as we see it these days. It was more there to set up a great forehand. He'd slice it to set it up. You don't have to have all the weapons and frankly, you can't have it all. Is Federer's a weapon? I hardly think so. He got by with that backhand against a lot of players, granted (so did Sampras) but when Nadal came along, the story changed entirely and Nadal would then see a lot of success based on that weak backhand of Federer’s which was known as a weapon to many at first. Had Nadal not come forward and exposed Federer’ weaknesses, we would have never known the real truth and some people would have still remained in the dark - especially those who worship him without looking any further. It’s a pity what Federer has done to the sport but that’s a matter of a different discussion. lol
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #62 on: January 09, 2012, 04:59 PM »
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Do you, out of interest know the tallest champ? Was it Sampras?

Sampras is 6'1" and so is Federer. I think the ideal height is anything between 6 to 6'3". Laver was quite short.  MeEnroe, Lendl are all of average height. Agassi I would say below average (5'11"). I don't know, really who was the tallest. But I'd say that the average or below average players have seen more success than the tallest players. That doesn’t mean though that things won’t change. They are all subject to change. Maybe our Andy will be the one who knows. He fits the criteria very well. That’s why he has so much potential to be a great player.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #63 on: January 09, 2012, 05:03 PM »
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Interesting, had the impression that Sampras was taller. In fact Delpotro could well be the tallest Grand Slam champ ever!
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #64 on: January 09, 2012, 05:20 PM »
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I'll concede that the late 90s was a strong era for clay.

Really wasn't.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #65 on: January 09, 2012, 05:23 PM »
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Interesting, had the impression that Sampras was taller. In fact Delpotro could well be the tallest Grand Slam champ ever!

'Huge underdog Juan Martin Del Potro is the biggest new star in tennis after becoming the tallest Grand Slam winner in history.

The 6 ft 6in Argentine caused a massive upset by beating flustered Roger Federer in five thrilling sets in the US Open final.'

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/more-sport/tennis/2009/09/16/tennis-giant-martin-del-potro-can-beat-anyone-says-greg-rusedski-115875-21676840/
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #66 on: January 09, 2012, 05:24 PM »
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Really wasn't.

Lurking, meet Emma. Emma, meet Lurking.

Argue away.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #67 on: January 09, 2012, 05:50 PM »
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Lurking, meet Emma. Emma, meet Lurking.

Argue away.

Well, I can say that the Earth is actually flat but I will also have to prove it, no?
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #68 on: January 09, 2012, 06:00 PM »
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'Huge underdog Juan Martin Del Potro is the biggest new star in tennis after becoming the tallest Grand Slam winner in history.

The 6 ft 6in Argentine caused a massive upset by beating flustered Roger Federer in five thrilling sets in the US Open final.'

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/more-sport/tennis/2009/09/16/tennis-giant-martin-del-potro-can-beat-anyone-says-greg-rusedski-115875-21676840/

You can make so many arguments about that, really. First off, that 1 slam can just be a fluke as we have seen many 1 slam wonders in the past who capitalized the only opportunity they were given in their lifetime. 2nd, Nadal wasn't anywhere near his best. 3rd, 2009 wasn't exactly Federer peak years; even then, it took Del Potro, the tallest in history, a very long not to mention, grueling five sets to get that precious win of his. He wasn't a player then anymore as he was playing on his sheer will power alone and the determination he had going on, because he knew in his heart that he wasn’t’ going to get a chance like this again (I can see why he became the hero overnight to many lol). What it did to him afterwards is even more important. It caused him one year just to get over that injury caused by the very performance he put on, as he was stretching his game beyond its limit and another year to come back finally. That’s two very important years of a tennis pro's life. But hey, I get that you love DP so I'll cut some slack. I mean to be kind whenever I can. :p
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #69 on: January 09, 2012, 06:10 PM »
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I am working, attending meetings and posting here as well so my posts have some mistakes. I went back to correct them but it happens with me quite a bit anyway (don't mind with the editing as much). I hope you understand what I am saying regardless of those mistakes.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #70 on: January 09, 2012, 06:48 PM »
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^So what do you mean?
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #71 on: January 09, 2012, 06:50 PM »
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Well, I can say that the Earth is actually flat but I will also have to prove it, no?

Demonstrate the difference between the WTA currently and the late 90's Clay era.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #72 on: January 09, 2012, 08:06 PM »
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Lurking.. you are funny.
Glad I started this thread on Milos...... roflmao
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #73 on: January 09, 2012, 08:12 PM »
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But hey, I get that you love DP so I'll cut some slack. I mean to be kind whenever I can. :p

No, no - I'm no lover of the lanky one. Someone just asked who the tallest grand-slam winner was. So I found evidence.
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Re: Milos Raonic « Reply #74 on: January 09, 2012, 08:48 PM »
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Aye right Nige....your always good for tall story's.
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