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Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

At this point I really think that not only will Federer get 14 slam wins in his career, he will surpass Sampras with a couple more. I mean who can stop him. Lets analyze the main contenders for the slams in the up and coming years.

Andy Rodddick : Obviously Andy's serve and power can get him to the semis of 3 out of the 4 majors with relative ease. I still think he needs another year to flesh out his game. Specidically his backhand, returns, and volleys.

Marat Safin : I have been deeply dissapointed with him this year. He tears through the Aussie open, only to lose early in almost every tournament after the fact. Plain and simple Safin needs to get his head out of his ass.

Tim Henman : Henman is after all these years becoming a slam contender. It wouldn't be a surprise if he wins the 2004 U.S. Open. There will be no pressure, and when he is on he is unstoppable.

Raphael Nadal : I think in 2 to 3 years time he will have at least one slam under his belt. Once he matures he will be a force.

Fererro : I like his game. I love his backhand. He just needs more pace on his serve. But his speed and craftiness will win him a few majors besides the French Open. The only problem is he seems fragile. If he can stay healthy he has a better chance than Andy to beat Federer.

Worth noting; Nalbandian, Coria, Moya, Hewitt...

Any other players I have missed...
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

Come on Henree, you can't be serious...

This is not as easy as arithmetic, it's not always logical. Luck, condition, weather, form, there are so many things. If you say Roger can win 6 slams in his career, I would think so too, but more than 14? Way too early to judge.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

It's too soon to tell. Fed will have to continue to be very dominant for several years..and right now I don't know if I already see that happening.

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

Aren't we getting ahead of ourselves here? I just hope Rogi stays healthy and gets stronger and works on the few things left for him to improve upon.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

By the time Pete Sampras was 19 years old he had already pocketed 2 Grand Slams....

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

I hope not for the better of the sport. Nothing against Federer, but I lose interest in a sport that's dominated by one player. It's always nice to see new faces holding the trophy.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

No Pete won the Open in 90 and didn't win another slam till Wimbly 93.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

To all who said it's too early to see, I totally agree with you. It's just too early. However, with his natural talent and ability, as well as his good attitude and champion qualities, he has what it takes. I hope he can reach 14 or better slams.

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

yes he will, he got talent and also lucks, saving many break points yesterday , waaaa, sampras will become second behind him, i don't like it

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

I think yesterdays final showed Andy can play a lot better then some people give him credit for. I am not sure if anyone apart from Roger would be able to beat him on yesterdays form on grass. Andy sounded very determined in his interview, it will be interesting how he reacts to this loss.

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

yes too early to tell but it's nice to see him doing it!

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

Wow the overreaction is full force by the original poster.

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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

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By the time Pete Sampras was 19 years old he had already pocketed 2 Grand Slams....
As Dirk already pointed out, he only had the US Open at 19, but if you look compare them at the same age (they are almost exactly 10 years apart), where Federer has just won his third GS, Sampras had just won his fifth (Wimbledon 1994).

Roger would have to win the USO, and the AO just to stay with him. That's a tall task.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

Well if you had to pick some1 who could break the record it would be Roger but having that said I'll stick with every1 else and say its slightly pre-mature to make grand statements such as that. I mean alot can happen and change in a couple of years.
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Re: Anybody doubt Fed can get 14 slams now?

He certainly has the ability to do so but will he have the resolve? I think he is now less prone to those "off" days when he could lose to anyone. Roddick has got a bit closer and I think a fully fit Ferrero could give him a run on clay or hard court. As a Brit I cannot see Henman as a serious Slam winner - he does not have the mental capacity, perhaps yes to reach the semis. It was not the fact that Ancic beat him at Wimbledon but the way once again his game just crumpled.

It is worth noting that on the women's side only two years ago everyone was saying how Venus and Serena would dominate for years to come and look what's happening now. So as with most others I think it's too early to say.
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