...I`m getting a little pessimistic about FED & RAFA`s 2008 campaign [as they both seem to have become SF fodder in big tourneys (witness AO & IW)]
#@@#...Scratching my brain for an anolgy i was thinking about a few anomolies in tennis history, where players who looked set to have truly glorious careers suddenly began losing, just after a period of dominance
*""*FED analogy: 2008 could be similar to McEnroe`s 1985, where Bad Mac failed to win a slam & only a couple of MM tourneys, despite utter dominance in 1984 [won 13 tourneys, won USO & Wimby + FO final].
or Wilander`s 1989, where Mats failed to win any titles, despite utter dominance in 1988 [won 3-slams].
"^^"RAFA analogy: 2008 could be similar to Courier`s 1994, where Jim failed to win a slam & only one MM tourney, despite a spectacular run 1991-93 [won AOx2 & FOx2, plus 3-other Slam finals].
I`m not predicting anything ridiculous, like Djokovic winning the Golden Slam, though I can see Nole adding the USO title to his AO win, but for some reason i`ve got premonition that neither FED nor RAFA will win a slam in 2008
Does anyone else also get the same funny feeling that 2008 will go from bad to worse for the former FED/RAFA duopoly