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Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

Even more so than the first Grand Slam of 2008 played on Plexiclay which Djokovic won beating a mug in the final, or the 2005 Australian Open?

Federer had the dream draw and still almost blew it twice, to Hass and Del Potro in 5 setters!

I'm thrilled Federer won his 14th GS, he played solid at times. But if the historians think this is all he needs to do to be GOAT, I can understand their skepticism. He hasn't really turned around his rut completely (Madrid was a great start), he needs Wimbleton too and US open preferably. He was still vintage Fed Error at times, this gives him perfect spring board for Wimbledon though.
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

It was always a MM GS along with the AO. Wins in those two tournaments should not be considered valid.

Wimbly and USO are where the real action is.

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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

Yes, totally MM GS, one with a big *
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

Are people really this jealous of Federer . The guy deserved it so get over it .
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

No, to me it was the AO '08

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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

You haven't been watching tennis very long if you think this was the MM GS of the decade.

As for Federer's "rut", he's just getting older. Funny that people think he's going to somehow turn it around and start dominating again. He's not. He's going to lose as much as he has been the past year. He might have more confidence than before, but that's not a miracle cure for all the problems he's been having.
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

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Federer, Nadal, Djokovic & Tsonga ~~ the 4 semifinalists [not a good enough lineup aye]
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Even more so than the first Grand Slam of 2008 played on Plexiclay which Djokovic won beating a mug in the final, or the 2005 Australian Open?
Federer had the dream draw and still almost blew it twice, to Hass and Del Potro in 5 setters!

I'm thrilled Federer won his 14th GS, he played solid at times. But if the historians think this is all he needs to do to be GOAT, I can understand their skepticism. He hasn't really turned around his rut completely (Madrid was a great start), he needs Wimbleton too and US open preferably. He was still vintage Fed Error at times, this gives him perfect spring board for Wimbledon though.

2005 AO was MM
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Federer vs. Safin & Hewitt vs. Roddick [Top-4 seeds]~~ yeah good point

Here`s some highlights of that MM tourney::
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

at this thread. i thought these discussions were over once and for all. oh, how naive of me.


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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

Yes, but it's Nadal and Djokovic's fault for playing cluelessly and thinking their presence alone would be enough to carry them all the way.

Federer played whoever was put in front of him. It could have been Djokovic in the semis, and Nadal in the finals, and that alone makes the rest of the draw irrelevant because to beat both in a row in clay is an asking task.

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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

Nah, Nah, RG 08 was far worse
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Re: Will Roland Garros 2009 go down as the Mickey Mouse GS of the decade?

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why mickey mouse? all the top players competed. From what I have seen Fed beat the two players with the best form in that week (Del Potro and Söderling), it was well deserved.


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No doubt this tournament sucked. Acasuso should have taken Fed out in 3 sets.
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