Message from discussion Don't fedfans realise that if there were no djoker/rafa
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Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 17:54:08 -0400
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On Wed, 23 May 2012 04:19:23 -0700 (PDT), Gracchus
>On May 23, 5:58 am, Iceberg <iceberg.ru...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On May 23, 5:43 am, drew <d...@technologist.com> wrote:
>> > Nobody is as good at 30 as he was at 25 if he's an all-time great,
>> > results notwithstanding.
>> did you see him play the FO last year?? also most here agree that his
>> shot selection has improved.
>That is a matter of compensation. He has to play smarter because of
>what he's lost physically. As I implied yesterday (with the Pedro
>Martinez example), Fed's like a pitcher who had a 100 mph fastball but
>now is only hitting upper 80s. He compensates with shrewdness and
>greater variety to keep opponents off balance. It is doubtful that
>he'd still be in the top 5 without that ability.
we're all aware of the analogy and it's not completely wrong. the
question is if making up for a slight drop in physical performance
with improved experience and smarts really equates to an overall drop
of any sorts.
>Apologies to the UK guys for using a baseball example. It just happens
>to be apt. :)