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Re: How many more titles will Federer win this year?

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Masterclass back with another epic thread. I'm a positive fan so I'm gonna me optimistic and say 5:

1) Olympics
2) Cincy
3) USO
4) Basel
5)WTF

I think he wins at least 3 of those, in which case he is pretty much back to prime level anyway. He needs to win the USO though.
Honestly, these are the 5 I would choose if I were to pick 5 at this moment.
And if he were to win the US Open, his year would unquestionably be the best year for an over 30 year old since Rod Laver's great 1969 year.

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He will definetely end up with the most titles this year of all the top 4, if not all the tour. Doubt Ferrer(also has 5 titles) wins more than him.
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Just Olympics and USO would be enough :b
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Olympics and Basel
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Federer isn't winning any less than 4 titles.

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Honestly, these are the 5 I would choose if I were to pick 5 at this moment.
And if he were to win the US Open, his year would unquestionably be the best year for an over 30 year old since Rod Laver's great 1969 year.

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If he wins the USO only I would already be happy. That is the big one from here on. Not the OG or the WTF. 6 USO would be a new open era record and he would have the most titles of one slam, something he hasn't done before. Second comes the OG, then the WTF, simply because he already holds the record at the WTF(personally the WTF is more important to me than the OG since mugs like Rosset and Massu couldn't even qualify for the WTF). Forth most important is Cincy and then Basel.
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He will definetely end up with the most titles this year of all the top 4, if not all the tour. Doubt Ferrer(also has 5 titles) wins more than him.
Ferrer has 5 titles??? what has he won this year? :O
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i hope fed will win Olympics, USO, Basel and WTF

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3 - I think

Olympics - mega favorite there - best surface
USO - hopefully gets a favorable draw and peaks towards the end of the tournament
Basel - Home court, indoor, straightforward

He will do well at WTF but I feel Djokovic and others will fight harder this time and he may not as motivated if #1 ranking is locked up by then.
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3 - I think

Olympics - mega favorite there - best surface
USO - hopefully gets a favorable draw and peaks towards the end of the tournament
Basel - Home court, indoor, straightforward

He will do well at WTF but I feel Djokovic and others will fight harder this time and he may not as motivated if #1 ranking is locked up by then.
I love how confident the Federer fans suddenly are due to one Wimbledon - and even that wasn't a dominant Wimbledon win. He could have lost to Benneatau - beat a subpar Novak and then, yes he played well vs Murray, but it was Murray in his home slam final. Does that mean he'll suddenly be overwhelming favourite to beat Novak at the US Open? Don't think so...

Federer hasn't won the US Open since 2008 - actually his biggest drought of all the slams. Murray and Novak are massive threats on that surface. Nadal is always a threat to Federer, even if it is a fast HC - Arthur Ashe has no roof, much to Nadal's pleasure I'm sure! Fed is second favourite or joint with Novak perhaps but no way a lock for US Open.

Same with Basel - Murray's playing, it's best of 3, Murray's good indoors. Are we saying Murray has no shot at all? I don't think so. It's not a slam - Murray can beat anyone on his day. I personally think if Fed gets 2 more titles it's been an unbelievable season for him - he's had some luck go his way (both the French Open and Wimbledon draws were really laughable - I mean Goffin, Mahut, Malisse - who the hell was Fed facing?!), not always played good tennis but made it through to the business end. But Novak, Murray etc. will be switched on till the end of the season and I think will be grabbing some of the big titles.
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I love how confident the Federer fans suddenly are due to one Wimbledon - and even that wasn't a dominant Wimbledon win. He could have lost to Benneatau - beat a subpar Novak and then, yes he played well vs Murray, but it was Murray in his home slam final. Does that mean he'll suddenly be overwhelming favourite to beat Novak at the US Open? Don't think so...

Federer hasn't won the US Open since 2008 - actually his biggest drought of all the slams. Murray and Novak are massive threats on that surface. Nadal is always a threat to Federer, even if it is a fast HC - Arthur Ashe has no roof, much to Nadal's pleasure I'm sure! Fed is second favourite or joint with Novak perhaps but no way a lock for US Open.

Same with Basel - Murray's playing, it's best of 3, Murray's good indoors. Are we saying Murray has no shot at all? I don't think so. It's not a slam - Murray can beat anyone on his day. I personally think if Fed gets 2 more titles it's been an unbelievable season for him - he's had some luck go his way (both the French Open and Wimbledon draws were really laughable - I mean Goffin, Mahut, Malisse - who the hell was Fed facing?!), not always played good tennis but made it through to the business end. But Novak, Murray etc. will be switched on till the end of the season and I think will be grabbing some of the big titles.
BS. He lost in F of USO after leading with Delpo, then twice in SF after having MP. So all three pretty close. You sound like he was crushed n 1st rounds.

And all that nonsense with Murray is just a joke.

P.S. Was there a roof in IW where Fed beat Nadal?
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BS. He lost in F of USO after leading with Delpo, then twice in SF after having MP. So all three pretty close. You sound like he was crushed n 1st rounds.

And all that nonsense with Murray is just a joke.

P.S. Was there a roof in IW where Fed beat Nadal?
No, but did IW play anything like the slow HC tournament it is? Anyone would tell you the weather was awful - Fed dealt with it, won fair and square - good for him. That has no bearing on a potential US Open best of 5 match vs Nadal. As for US Open - I've said he's second/joint favourite - just being realistic about Fed's level - he's not going to be cruising to titles - there's a man called Djokovic who's easily been the best HC player in the world for a year and a half now.
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No, but did IW play anything like the slow HC tournament it is? Anyone would tell you the weather was awful - Fed dealt with it, won fair and square - good for him. That has no bearing on a potential US Open best of 5 match vs Nadal. As for US Open - I've said he's second/joint favourite - just being realistic about Fed's level - he's not going to be cruising to titles - there's a man called Djokovic who's easily been the best HC player in the world for a year and a half now.
That is what I am saying, bad weather is not to Nadal´s pleasure at all. And what HC tournaments were played lately? It is like saying in February that Nadal is the best claycourter for a year and a half now. Novak is not the same lately if you have not noticed. Even in his miraculous year those 2 SF were so close that I dare to say Fed is bigger fav then Nole right now... And that Murray thing, you had to mean somebody else, right?
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I love how confident the Federer fans suddenly are due to one Wimbledon...
I like how you think anyone takes your pseudo-objectivity seriously.

As for Federer, I don't expect him to lose his stride in what should be the best part of his season but it's a matter of how many of the masters he's going to play, with Canada, Shanghai and Paris all a question mark. Still, 3 titles is a fair prediction I would say. Not including the Olympics, which feels so unpredictable I wouldn't take a punt on any winner.
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3 - I think

Olympics - mega favorite there - best surface
USO - hopefully gets a favorable draw and peaks towards the end of the tournament
Basel - Home court, indoor, straightforward

He will do well at WTF but I feel Djokovic and others will fight harder this time and he may not as motivated if #1 ranking is locked up by then.
Fair comment. If he wins those three I'd be delighted anyway. Given the wave of confidence he is riding there is a very good possibility that he will win more than 3 events, but in order of improtance it's like this:

1) USO
2) OG
3) WTF
4) The MS events
5) Basel

If he wins only #1 I'd be happy. If he wins #1 and #2 I'd be delighted. If he wins 1-3 I'd be in heaven. If he wins any more than that it's just gravy.
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I love how confident the Federer fans suddenly are due to one Wimbledon - and even that wasn't a dominant Wimbledon win. He could have lost to Benneatau - beat a subpar Novak and then, yes he played well vs Murray, but it was Murray in his home slam final. Does that mean he'll suddenly be overwhelming favourite to beat Novak at the US Open? Don't think so...

Federer hasn't won the US Open since 2008 - actually his biggest drought of all the slams. Murray and Novak are massive threats on that surface. Nadal is always a threat to Federer, even if it is a fast HC - Arthur Ashe has no roof, much to Nadal's pleasure I'm sure! Fed is second favourite or joint with Novak perhaps but no way a lock for US Open.

Same with Basel - Murray's playing, it's best of 3, Murray's good indoors. Are we saying Murray has no shot at all? I don't think so. It's not a slam - Murray can beat anyone on his day. I personally think if Fed gets 2 more titles it's been an unbelievable season for him - he's had some luck go his way (both the French Open and Wimbledon draws were really laughable - I mean Goffin, Mahut, Malisse - who the hell was Fed facing?!), not always played good tennis but made it through to the business end. But Novak, Murray etc. will be switched on till the end of the season and I think will be grabbing some of the big titles.
It doesn't matter whether it was a dominant win or not. This is a speculative topic so everyone is giving their POV based on the current state of affairs. You could say Djokovic's Aus'12, USO'11 win was not dominant either but he is still the odds maker favorite for the Open. As an observer, I feel Federer can win since he has been very close (match points) to beating DJokovic the last couple of years and has for crying out loud won it 5 times before !

I also noticed how you construct your argument by picking & choosing tidbits about matches where your favorite player has lost and amplifying that excuse to make your case. Indoor tennis is still tennis ! Every topseed faces lower ranked players in the earlier round.
Who did Djokovic face from the 1st round to 5th ?
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