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Federer joins Ferrero and Guga as the only active players to win 3tms clay titles!

Only Guga with 4 clay tms has more than him, only counting players who still are active in their career.

Ferrero has 3 while NAdal and Coria have both 2, but Nadal is afterall only 18..

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Just another excuse to gloat about Federer.

Neverthless congrats to Roger for defending his Hamburg title, he is almost as good as Medvedev there, now it's time to bring it to the real place.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Erm, isn't Ferrero part of the same generation as Federer, makro? Because he achieved that feat you mention above over two years ago, and he's won two out of the three TMS events, something Federer hasn't managed.

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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Yeah, Federer gives me many excuses to gloat about him.

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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Erm, isn't Ferrero part of the same generation as Federer, makro? Because he achieved that feat you mention above over two years ago, and he's won two out of the three TMS events, something Federer hasn't managed.
ISn't Ferrero 2 years older? Isn't he part of Safin's generation?

I don't know really, but atleast Federer has at a younger age got as many tms titles as Ferrero. Now only RG is missing to truly be counted among the great clay court players.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Federer has only won the 1 clay event 3x whereas Ferrero has won 2 of them and been in the final of the other.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

YEah, but Federer is younger and has also been to the final of Rome.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Ferrero has been to the final of all 3 clay masters....and won 3!!! he is only a year older than federer.

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YEah, but Federer is younger and has also been to the final of Rome.
Not the point it has been done before by current players playing the game.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

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Erm, isn't Ferrero part of the same generation as Federer, makro? Because he achieved that feat you mention above over two years ago, and he's won two out of the three TMS events, something Federer hasn't managed.
I like Fed, but have to agree with Sjengster. And yes, it is shameless Fed gloating

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Ferrero achieved this at the same age.

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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

So what is your point? My only point is that Federer is 1st to win 3 tms clay titles in his age (compared to players 23 years and younger in the atp), not that he has won all 3 clay TMS titles.

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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: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

Federer and ferrero are of the same generation
they turned pro in 1998 and are part of the new balls scheme
being a year older, year younger, doesn't separate the generations

for then roddick would be in a later generation from Federer, and nadal in a still later generation than roddick

awesome win for Roger, but unfortunately --the past wins in Hamburg have meant little for the performance in Paris
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So what is your point? My only point is that Federer is 1st to win 3 tms clay titles in his age (compared to players 23 years and younger in the atp), not that he has won all 3 clay TMS titles.
Well just proved it was shameless Fed gloating and that Ferrero has done more on clay at that age and not just win the same event 3 times.

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


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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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Re: Federer is the 1st player in his generation to win 3 clay tms!!

How many people consider Federer and Ferrero to be of different generations of player??

for me, Safin, Ferrero, Federer, Hewitt, Roddick, etc all in the same gen

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