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Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

Who's the successor of Borg ?
One of the most difficult tasks in tennis is to win the clay and grass slams back to back: the qualities required to be good on both surfaces are almost antagonists.
What is the profile of this player ?
I think about speed, supreme fitness, mental of steel, return AND serve, volley skills, footwork.
Technically Federer could do it but in terms of fitness it's gruelling. For me Nadal has the potential as well...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."

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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

i don't see anynoe for the moment be able to do it, may be Roger but not sure
We’ll see in few months

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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

Federer has the fitness to do it. He doesn't even need to be on top fitness to win wimbledon, no one can beat him on grass.

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Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

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Federer has the fitness to do it. He doesn't even need to be on top fitness to win wimbledon, no one can beat him on grass.
to do both, you have to be in top-top form, smoking Marat or Grosjean or icecream/pizza addict Dent would have trouble making it...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

Nadal doesn't have serve nor return to do it. Staying far back won't help him even if the grass courts are slower than they used to be.
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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

Federer definately but also Hewitt and maybe Nalbandian have good records at both events
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Federer can win wimbledon on his sleep, I will be surprised if anyone even can take a set from him in wimbledon this year.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Federer can win wimbledon on his sleep, I will be surprised if anyone even can take a set from him in wimbledon this year.
It's time you stopped talking like a complete idiot.
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It's time you stopped talking like a complete idiot.
Cmon, the only one I can see take a set from him is Ljubcic. Roddick is worse than last year, Hewit no problem in the final, Safin out in the 1st round, what else do we have?

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Cmon, the only one I can see take a set from him is Ljubcic. Roddick is worse than last year, Hewit no problem in the final, Safin out in the 1st round, what else do we have?
I'm pretty positive you've already been told that, but I'll tell you once again just to make sure:

It's posters like you that make Federer's fans look like a bunch of arrogant assholes.
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It's time you stopped talking like a complete idiot.
You are kidding, you can't take a guy seriously when they say Federer will win 20 Slams, win the Grand Slam at least twice, go through a season unbeaten and not claim Björn Borg is the greatest everon clay.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Cmon, the only one I can see take a set from him is Ljubcic. Roddick is worse than last year, Hewit no problem in the final, Safin out in the 1st round, what else do we have?

Ancic? karlovic? Popp?
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You are kidding, you can't take a guy seriously when they say Federer will win 20 Slams, win the Grand Slam at least twice, go through a season unbeaten and not claim Björn Borg is the greatest everon clay.
Most of the time I would just ignore, but sometimes it's just too much....
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Re: Required qualities to make RG-Wimby double... Who's got them ?

all they need is a little energon, and alot of luck
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I'm pretty positive you've already been told that, but I'll tell you once again just to make sure:

It's posters like you that make Federer's fans look like a bunch of arrogant assholes.
dont worry, I dont think it has an effect on others views of the general population of Federer fans
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