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Will Roger Federer ever win Roland Garros?

Since Roger has already won 3 of the Slams, and now the French Open is his holy grail.

Can Roger eventually win the French Open? Please give reasons for your respective answers?

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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

Roger moves great on clay and can still do everything he can elsewhere on the clay surface. With all of his variety he can control the groundies as he sees fit. Rogi is also patient which is a trait one needs. At the age of 22 Rogi has pulled in 4 clay titles to his name and 2 of them are big ones. I say he can win it once maybe twice in his career provided he has a long career. When you make up a list of the top five 5 players right now Rogi has to be in there as one of them. Once he gets more adjusted to Center Court there I think he will be very tough to stop.
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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

Yes, Roger can win at Roland Garros though it will be that much harder, as for one there are more players capable of beating him on this surface than say the US Open or Wimbledon.

He has won 2 TMS titles on the surface and lost a final in Rome. I hope he does play more clay events next season and these next 2 years probably will be his best chance to do so.

Roger needs to hit more dropshots, and keep a level temperament and not get pissed off, and I am still yet to see him grind out a 5 set victory at RG, which is something that he needs to be capable of doing, but hasn't done it yet.
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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

i think that next year the great clay players (ferrero, coria etc) will be back in full form and will not let federer get the title. I think that he will get far, but he won't win it. Besides the other players need to be able to have at least 1 tournament up for grabs

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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

Of course Federer is capable of winning the French Open, and I love to see him triumph at Roland Garros, but somehow I just see him missing out maybe making a final and not winning it.

As has been mentioned it's the lack of patience at RG that really cost him dearly, he needs to get fitter and be prepared to slug out tough victories against guys who are not going to give him anything. It's harder for him to play bad on this surface and get away with it.

Already he has shown his abilities on his worst surface, but he has to come to terms with the centre court at RG, the court is the same for both players. Then again he has won Hamburg, which is slower than RG, so it's more of a mental thing.

I want to be proven wrong in the biggest way, just hope that Roger believes he can win there.
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i think that next year the great clay players (ferrero, coria etc) will be back in full form and will not let federer get the title. I think that he will get far, but he won't win it. Besides the other players need to be able to have at least 1 tournament up for grabs
He has beaten Ferrero and Coria on clay and it wasn't lucky, plus it's over a career and not just next year.
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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

yep, thats true. i like federer so i wouldnt' mind if he wins, but i'd like to see some different people get some titles too.

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he can win it.. that's 4 sure
he won 3 slams in one year, 23 successive matches and 3 successive tittles in 3 different surfaces... he is a true champion.. he can do it
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yes, he can and he will
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Re: Can Roger Federer win the French Open? Give reasons for your answer please

Yes he can win the FO, I don't know when and it will be hard! But I'm sure he can win in the future. He proved to be able to win GStournies and he proved to be able to win Clay-tournies. So why wouldn't he be able to win the FO? I don't expect him to win next year coz his results at the FO are not that good yet, but on the other hand before this year he never get passed the 4th round at USO as well. So well, I just know that he'll be able to win in the future!


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Sure he can. He just has to break through the barricade of talented Argentineans first. That's all.
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Sure he can. He just has to break through the barricade of talented Argentineans first. That's all.
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i think that next year the great clay players (ferrero, coria etc) will be back in full form and will not let federer get the title. I think that he will get far, but he won't win it. Besides the other players need to be able to have at least 1 tournament up for grabs
Well the question was CAN HE, not will he next year right? And my answer is, definitely. He's beaten plenty of top clay courters, and he has a great game for clay. Patience is what he needs to develop, and once he develops that on a clay court while playing the very best on clay, he'll be able to win the French. I have no doubt that he CAN do it.
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He has beaten Coria and Gaudio. Rogi needs to win seven matches. He doesn't have to play every fucking spanish and south american dirtballer on tour to win it. You don't beat Andre and Hewitt multiple times over without patience and he didn't turn his head to head with David around without patience either.
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