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Who will honestly come between Federer and More TMS Titles??

With Safin out of Madrid and lets face it a probable unfit Marat at Paris (if he does play)

Can we really see anyone even taking a set off Federer never mind beating him,what players have any chance if any???

Ljubicic for me is the only one who has a big enough game and the only one with the indoor pedigree, what do you think?
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federer won't lose another match this year
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Probably true.

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Re: Who will honestly come between Federer and More TMS Titles??

He still has to play and win these matches - any contender in the early rounds has a good chance...
And who knows he may have one of these rare bad days - which I hope he won't have

Even though I'm quite a big fan of him I wouldn't hand him these titles just like that.
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federer won't lose another match this year
I think Federer can be defeated before end of season and this loss would be on carpet..

The problem on carpet is that if your is opponent is a big server it's almost impossible to break him and when Federer faces a big server it exists the danger of reaching tie breaks and that the big server continues to serve amazingly.

I'm not telling Federer isn't a good carpet player at all, i'm only saying that on surfaces very fast like carpet ( not including grass ) Federer has more chances to fall than on hard , because on hard Federer has a lot of time during the set to break, but on carpet is quite difficult to break against a big server..
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With Safin out of Madrid and lets face it a probable unfit Marat at Paris (if he does play)

Can we really see anyone even taking a set off Federer never mind beating him,what players have any chance if any???

Ljubicic for me is the only one who has a big enough game and the only one with the indoor pedigree, what do you think?
Ljubicic lost to Federer in 3 Finals in early 2005 (Doha, Rotterdam, Dubai)
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Ljubicic lost to Federer in 3 Finals in early 2005 (Doha, Rotterdam, Dubai)

Did you see those matches????

They were very close, correct me if i am wrong but at least one or maybe two went to 3rd set tiebreaks,Ljubicic was probably the closest to beating Federer in all his finals this year.
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Did you see those matches????

They were very close, correct me if i am wrong but at least one or maybe two went to 3rd set tiebreaks,Ljubicic was probably the closest to beating Federer in all his finals this year.
The first one in Doha was in straight sets (6-3,6-1), the second one in Rotterdam was very tight (5-7, 7-5, 7-6) the third one in Dubai was also tight (6-1, 6-7, 6-3). They also met in Indian Wells in the round of 16 and Federer won 7-6,7-6. Ljubicic was the closest to winning a set of Federer at Indian Wells not to mention the closest to win a final (Rotterdam)

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The first one in Doha was in straight sets (6-3,6-1), the second one in Rotterdam was very tight (5-7, 7-5, 7-6) the third one in Dubai was also tight (6-1, 6-7, 6-3). They also met in Indian Wells in the round of 16 and Federer won 7-6,7-6. Ljubicic was the closest to winning a set of Federer at Indian Wells not to mention the closest to win a final (Rotterdam)

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you should change your signature (2005: 11 Titles)
I should, thanks for making me aware of that.

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federer won't lose another match this year
I find this so hard to believe. I figured with 3 more tournaments left to play, he'd lose at least one or two matches. Still, he did say after the USO that he felt refreshed, so.....

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I find this so hard to believe. I figured with 3 more tournaments left to play, he'd lose at least one or two matches. Still, he did say after the USO that he felt refreshed, so.....

as the thread starter said - i would give safin a chance in Paris given he owns the tournament over the past few years but will he be fully fit?
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And people complain that Fed fans are the ones that start the threads on Fed

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