Originally Posted by mdhubert
I see Safin's victory as a sign that the best guys have already raised their level of play and of concentration to approach Fed's
I still dont believe Hewitt or Roddick or Agassi will have anymore success against Federer this year then they did last year. It was always known that Safin can beat anyone.
, and the confirmation that in today's tennis it's almost impossible to do what Laver did in 62 and 69 ...
Considering that the last few times someone has won 3 slams in a season, they have went slamless the following year very few people were seriously expecting Roger to win the grand slam. And he wouldnt have won it even if he won every match at AO in straight sets.
Fed could have taken advantage on the "surpise effect" of his invicibility in 2004 but now
Surprise? I hardly think he won all those titles in 2004 because other players were surprised and underestimated him.