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    We’ll that was a very tight match. Congrats to Serena, but Safarova should be proud of how well she contended. Definitely proved herself against a very dominant Williams.

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    Good match but my God! That might go down as the hardest Serena’s ever worked for a tournament win. She is now the third woman to win all the majors three times (Court, Graf).

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    ‘Stanimal’ is real! I knew if he played his best he could win. His game matches up so well with Djoker’s.

    Oh how stupid the sports “experts” look right now!

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    You can’t fault the experts for thinking Djoker was going to win that match. His record speaks for itself. Wawrinka played his best today, and was rewarded for doing so. As far as I’m concerned, Wawrinka has officially replaced Nadal in the ‘big 4’. Really looking forward to Wimbledon now, there should be some very interesting changes in momentum leading up to it.

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    Each match is different, so “his record” going into final meant nothing.
    Wawrinka always had the goods to win, if the “experts” stopped shining
    Novak’s shoes one second they would have known this. It’s hilarious that
    they’re now scrambling to cover their tracks.

    And a 14x grand slam champ cannot be “replaced”, if anything the the ‘big 4’ is now a ‘big 5’. Sorry if this sounds combative but I strongly disagree!

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Each match is different, so “his record” going into final meant nothing.
    Wawrinka always had the goods to win, if the “experts” stopped shining
    Novak’s shoes one second they would have known this. It’s hilarious that
    they’re now scrambling to cover their tracks.

    And a 14x grand slam champ cannot be “replaced”, if anything the the ‘big 4’ is now a ‘big 5’. Sorry if this sounds combative but I strongly disagree!

    All I meant is I just don’t think Nadal is one of the top 4 in the world right now. Djokovic, Murray and Federer still are. Now Wawrinka will be in the top 4 for the foreseeable future. You could call it a big 5, but Nadal isn’t playing at the same level as the other four. I don’t think we will have another era like the actual ‘big 4’, when all 4 are at the top of their game and dominating every major tournament. That seems like it’s behind us now, and it did have to come to an end. Looking at the top 10-15 in Men’s tennis though is pretty impressive at this point, and the gaps between the players are pretty tight. Even if Djokovic had won here, I think this would still be true, but he could’ve really cemented himself as the world’s dominant #1. He still is the clear top seed, but as it is he’s beatable.

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    Nadal isn’t playing top 5 tennis right now. He hasn’t for quite a while. That could change. But the “Big 4” era in general has come to an end. Even though Federer and Murray are playing consistent, good enough tennis they’re still not at their peak. They weren’t called the “Big 3” (or 4 if you included Murray) just because they were the best players on tour. They absolutely won every big event for almost four years. The sport will no longer be dominated by three or four dudes. Over the next couple of years I could see the slams being split between Novak and a seemingly random array of players.  

    Really happy Stan won’t be a one slam wonder. I don’t think he’ll be consistent enough to be continuous challenge at the majors, not at his age and with his power game. But I see it all coming together for him again in a slam at least one or two more times. 

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    Cant wait for Wimbledon

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    Boris Davenport
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    howdy, anybody out there. Why can’t we have a discussion on US Open 2016?

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