I’m not sure Stan would have benefited as much as Murray, remarkably he hit a purple patch between 2014-2016 and managed to go 3-1 in slam finals against Djokovic and Rafa.
Outside of that period he was more your fringe top 10 player that would lose to other capable players in slams not just the big 3.
Murray yes, he was bonafide top 5 for a decade and suffered for going 3-8 in slam finals. Different era he probably wins 6 or 7.
They’re definitely on their farewell tour. Wonder if there will be a reunion gig in 20 years.
Love that Federer is teaming up with Nadal for doubles. He’s one of the classiest players to ever grace the court. The Nadal/Federer rivalry is the best tennis has ever seen (at least in my lifetime), imo. I love Nadal but have always had so much respect for Federer. I already miss that rivalry. Djokovic just never had that same presence. Don’t get me wrong, he works hard and is talented, but he’s not the same calibre as Nadal and Federer when you take in the whole picture. I dear Nadal will retire soon with all his injuries. He’s been battling for years. So hope we seen some characters like them grace the courts again. Alcarez is looking very promising!
When it mattered most wasn’t so much a rivalry was it, Federer was getting his ass handed to him for the majority of it
Djokovic and Nadal is a superior rivalry
I’m just here for Rune Holger
Don’t we all. Unbelievable era of tennis it was, even if Rafa generally ended up the winner (shock horror since more matches were on clay than grass) - every match was captivating. Good to see their rivalry turn into a friendship and mutual respect now. Both are class.
Djokovic and Nadal have also faced off 20 more times than Federer vs Nadal and the h2h is much more evenly balanced.
People just don’t like Djokovic so will go to whatever lengths to play him down irrespective of how illogical it is lol
Nadal crying. Tsitsipas wiping away a tear. Really nice moments at the close.
Shame about the result but still great scenes.
Jesus lads, keep it together
Andy Roddick was my fave. THAT 2009 Wimbledon final still lives on in my head.
Fucking just smash that volley into an open court to secure the point and the second set, Roddick
Have you watch Breaking point about Mardy Fish.
A lot of Andy Roddick in that. Very good watch of Fish struggles with mental health and fight back.
Roddick was a fave of mine too. That loss was a genuine pain in the abdomen. I’m so happy I’ve completely forgotten about the intricacies of the match. Literally searched on Youtube to view the point that Dave was referring to.
…and then I witnessed those 4 set points…arghhh oh my god it still hurts
Tiafoe and The World wins the Lavers
Loves Roddick too. His career seemed to end all too soon.