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@21. Spot on and fully agreed 👍🏻 Definitely mental side letting him down and too often lacks belief he can actually win against top players. Sadly don’t think he’ll ever realise potential given only a couple of more years at his peak/best.
@20 - Grigor has serious mentality issues, ie he's a huge choker. I believe coaching is partly responsible for this. He has the same technical issues Federer had, (backhand) and his second serve is a free point for the opponent, in the same way Murray's was when Danny V coached him. He has the technical and physical skills to be a major competitor, but has seriously under achieved.
@ 16. LivingDeadGrrrlRe Grigor, is his drop in rankings due to his coach or Grigor himself? I’ve always liked him and his style of play, but frankly think a prior ranking of 3 was flattering despite his good string of results and winning the Tour Finals last year. I think he’s a top 10 player on his day but has always lacked consistency and never been a notable tournament contender.
4 Players have dominated tennis for the last 10 years (fed longer) so of course Murray is one of the big 4. And before you harp on about only winning 3 slams - he has been in 11 slam finals, which is more than all but a handful of players in history, twice Olympic champion and also won 14 masters and that is whilst playing his entire career at the same time as the other 3. 45 singles titles.
@17Who is the big 4?Please tell me you're not including Murray
Novak is my fav player, he has the best personality out of the big 4, not sure why he isn't as liked as Fed or Rafa! He acknowledges his opponents great shots more than the others! he smiles more than the others, and when facing either Rafa or Fed he has to deal with the hostility shown to him by biased fans! I saw fed become clearly irritated by Novaks supporters couldn't handle it Lost!
Not surprised that Nadal has withdrawn, this is one of his worst tournaments. I am surprised that Roger is playing it though. I think that with his poor form, he probably thinks the match practice will be valuable, but I'd have preferred him to rest before the tour finals.Regarding Grigor, if he doesn't fire his coach soon, he will fall further down the rankings. 3 to 19 in a season is drastic.
@13 I'll bite - name them.
@Anti Murray: 'At least 100 players better than Murray when he took the number one spot....' That's got to be about the dumbest statement ever lol!
Nadal will not care about losing the no1 spot as the ranking system lost all credibility when Andy Murray became no1 at which time there were at least 100 players better than him.
I agree that Djokovic is phenomenal but not to watch against Nadal on slow surfaces like clay or US Open. Too much like watching squash. I love squash but don't want to see it on a tennis court.
When Novak is on form, he's phenomenal to watch and especially when he plays Federer or Nadal. His natural flexibility, movement and dexterity has made him the most complete player ever. He has had a phenomenal comeback year and is rightly so again at No.1. I hope we get much media coverage in coming weeks.
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