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Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

During Peter Samprases reign of Wimbledon titles in the 90's, Nadals french opens in the 2000's and obviously Federers Wimbledons/US Opens/Aus Opens in the 2000's I think defending slam titles is something we have taken for granted, but the cold hard truth is this is a very rare feat indeed.

Even Andre Agassi struggled royaly but was able to defend his 2000 Australian Open title.

Do you think any other players of the current generation could defend a slam?

Del Potro might at the US open if hes healthy.

CroakerBitch looked good to have a chance in AUS this year but he collapsed on court.

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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

I Wouldn't really bet against Del Potro not to defend the US Open... But I think it's to hard to tell yet.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

Well, outside of Rafa and Roger, Nole wasn't able to defend his AO. We will see if Del Potro can when USO rolls back around.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

In recent years, hardly anyone has been able to win a slam apart from Roger and Rafa let alone defend one.

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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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Do you think any other players of the current generation could defend a slam?
they first have to win one before being able to defend it.


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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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they first have to win one before being able to defend it.
Even though ChokerBitch has never defended a title in her life, I felt he looked as good as anyone and could probably have taken Federer or Nadal possibly in a night match at 2009 AO. He was beating Rod Dick up until the point where he got heat stroke.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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In recent years, hardly anyone has been able to win a slam apart from Roger and Rafa let alone defend one.
SAD, BUT TRUE!
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

Too early to judge for 2011, but I don't see Murray or Nole achieving it this year.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

FYI, it's Petros Sampras, not Peter Sampras, this is for the OP.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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FYI, it's Petros Sampras, not Peter Sampras, this is for the OP.
well,ignorance is the second name of many ppl here.

op-don't mix young rafa with pre-retired old man rogi.fed should be grateful if he ever defend any tournament.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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Too early to judge for 2011, but I don't see Murray or Nole achieving it this year.
those gyes has nothing to defend,just win some.
but i'm afraid you don't know how wrong you are.
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

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those gyes has nothing to defend,just win some.
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but i'm afraid you don't know how wrong you are.
what are you trying to say; we dont need to talk about Paris and Wimbledon here as Federer is last year's winner, same goes for Melbourne and Nadal. how are we supposed to say who can defend his title there in 2011 without even knowing who will win it in 2010 so all this thread is about is the question: Can Del Potro win in New York again? and I assume January is not the perfect time to ask this
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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

Del Potro is pretty much a no. This is looking pretty bleak right now

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Re: Poll: Are Federer and Nadal the only current players capable of defending a slam?

Two guys outside of Fedal have even won a Slam in the past 5 years. Pretty irrelevant question.

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