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Will R.Federer become #1 again?

I like him so much, hope he will and I think he can
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No.
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Re: Will R.Federer become #1 again?

whats with including the first name initial?

am i wrong or is there another federer??
this is a tennis site -a wild guess is that we all know federer from joe blow federer!!!!!!

of course its been so long since he was relevant to tennis that some might need a first initial here!!!!
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Don't think so. He had his chance at the beginning of this year - if he'd been able to take AO and at least one of the Miami/IW-titles - but as he did not, the odds look rather dark for him now, if not to say his chances are near to zero.

Doesn't make any difference to me though. Only Lendl once was able to regain his #1 status after a long period of domination.

I do hope he will manage to match (if not break) Sampras' # of GS titles in the years to come. He still has some good chances of being able to do so.

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Nope, don't see it happening. But it should be said that while things look dire for him now (between slams), he has made the last four slam finals.

His play has been piss poor for a few months now (for him), but we won't really know until he goes out early in a slam. After the French and Wimbledon we will know something.

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


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Weve had this thread before. It will be hard after his loss at the AO, he would have to get over that loss completely first.
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Yes he will.




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Nope, but who cares?

Only important thing is to win 2 more Slams.

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Nope, but who cares?

Only important thing is to win 2 more Slams.
Spot on. I hope he will.

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Two more slams? Which two slams do you people think he will win? Sure, Sampras bagged a late one, but he had big weapons that were independent from one another. If the movement wasn't great, the serve and forehand were still enough to get the job done. You can't say the same thing about Federer. I'm not sure he'll win two more. I'm not writing him off yet, but I think his chances are much better at the USO than anywhere else. I'm still baffled that he was able to do what he did to Murray there last year (that was an upset IMO). I just don't see him winning Wimbledon again. History is against him. Typically when multiple-Wimbledon champs lose, they do not win again. And, I just do not see him beating Nadal 2.0 on grass.

If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?


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Fed still has a shot at Wimbledon this year (although another heartbreaker to Nadal won't help his cause) and he's still got 5 straight in New York. No way he wins the French and I don't even know if he'll make the final, but he still has a shot to bag the overall slam title.

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I like him so much, hope he will and I think he can
If you are going to post something like this, at least give us a points breakdown / comparison between Fed and the other top 3 players showing when Fed regaining the #1 spot is even possible / what would have to happen.


something interesting at least.
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Doubtful but not impossible under the right circumstances.
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Two more slams? Which two slams do you people think he will win? Sure, Sampras bagged a late one, but he had big weapons that were independent from one another. If the movement wasn't great, the serve and forehand were still enough to get the job done. You can't say the same thing about Federer. I'm not sure he'll win two more. I'm not writing him off yet, but I think his chances are much better at the USO than anywhere else. I'm still baffled that he was able to do what he did to Murray there last year (that was an upset IMO). I just don't see him winning Wimbledon again. History is against him. Typically when multiple-Wimbledon champs lose, they do not win again. And, I just do not see him beating Nadal 2.0 on grass.
Sampras won Wimbledon 93-95, then lost. Then he won 97-00. That directly negates what you say about the history of Wimbledon champs and such. On top of that, he has lost a total number of sets per year:

2003: 1
2004: 2
2005: 1
2006: 1 (1 to Nadal)
2007: 3 (2 to Nadal)
2008: 3 (3 to Nadal)

So he has lost 11 sets to (6 to Nadal) in the last 41 matches (133? sets). Sure, Murray is a new potential threat and Fed is no longer '05, but its wishful thinking to close the Wimbledon books on him right now. Should Nadal get knocked out, he immediately becomes the favorite by a decent margin. If he finds any consistency in the next two months, he may still be the favorite against even Nadal.

Wimbledon is probably his best shot for the coming years, especially if the Murray factor somehow convinces them to speed the grass up a bit. USO as his second option makes me fairly confident about his chances to get two more. Making four Finals and one Semi playing as he has since AO '08 is a further confidence boost.

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I don't think Fed gets #1 back. To do that, he has to win masters series events, and given the recent additions to his life coupled with his more frequent health struggles and the emergence of even more young talent, I don't see him making a big push to keep winning the smaller stuff when he's two slams away and the clock is ticking.

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