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08/04/2016

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alex

??? Still struggling with an answer.
Man this one is tough

Veglia

Why would weaker competition be a blessing in disguise in the first place??!! Isn't it just plain old blessing?

Secondly, this nonsense that Djokovic is facing weaker competition has to stop. Weaker that Federer? Really??!! Are we saying that Roddick, Hewitt, Blake and Davydenko are tougher bunch than Murray, Wawrinka, Ferrer and Berdych?

Bettyjane

Maybe switch out "Blake" for "Safin"

Tennis Planet

VEGLIA

1. Most refer to weaker competition - starting now.

2. Weaker competition a blessing - when you are aiming for GOAT status?

Veglia

Maybe ... still the same point. IMO, Rafa has had the toughest competition among greatest players of all time. Watch him win gold or two in Rio!

Veglia

Ahhh, so he extends his title collection. I see.

Now for the answer ... "Don't stop collection" ... :) I think I got the general idea just missing those 3 words.

Tennis Planet

Second hint: First letter of the second word starts with 'P'.

alex

Djoker plays on..

Fionski

Veglia
Djokovic has a losing record against Roddick, Safin and Gonzalez. And they, plus Hewitt, Nalbandian and Davydenko were more talented than current members of the top 10.
Djokovic's only competition are Federer and Nadal who are well past their prime, Murray and Wawrinka who are very inconsistent, and we are now into the 2nd lost generation of
players.

Veglia

So, when was Nadal in his prime?

Fionski

Veglia,
Federer became world no.1 in 2004. Nadal became world no. 2 in 2005. They were both in their primes in 2005, and have played against the same opponents for the past
11 or so years.

Veglia

Are you saying Nadal's prime lasted one year?

BruceLee

Also Djokivic has split record with S├ębastien Grosjean 1-1. So I would say Djokovic is actually on the level with Sebastien.

alex

what is the answer? Who won?

Veglia

Nadal's best year was 2010, won FO, W, USO until he hit a wall called Djokovic in 2011. My argument is: Djokovic had to go through Nadal at his very best and sustain that for a year. If you call that weak competition be my guest.

Tennis Planet

Correct answer: Dampen PED accusation.

Stella

answer is irrelevant. Weak or strong competition -- he lost

Veglia

No, I see the point. Weak competition means the case against Djokovic taking PED weakens because his results become more "believable".

alex

REALLY??

alex

Now I see. Thanks.

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