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Federer - What would define a good 2006?

We had the thread last year, discussing what would be considered a good year for Federer and when 2005 would be considered a failure.

Here's my suggestion for what Federer should consider a good enough year in 2006.

-Win 2 slams, or 1 if it is the French Open.
-Win at least 8 titles.
-Remain number 1 for the season.

This is of course barren any major injuries. Nadal put up a huge chase for the #1 rank, but still failed by nearly 400 Race points. I think none of the youngsters at this point is ready to take over Federer just yet.

What do you all think?

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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

-2 grand slams; many will consider Wimbledon to be more important although the French Open is more important.
-3 master titles; at least one on clay, one on cement and one indoors.
-5 other titles.
-the year end masters.
-ending year ranked number 1
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

You are too demanding.

One Grand Slam and ending the year as number one is enough.
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

win the french and defend wimby for a 4th title.

and end the year as number 1. that would be a good 2006 even if he doesn't win 11 titles or go 82-3 or whatever.

take note, that back in the 90's i think only muster won double digit titles. even sampras averages only 5-6 and that was already considered a great season back then.

fed just raised the bar...
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

Losing less than 4 matches.

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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

Winning five matches, because we know that he's going to be a mental, emotional, and physical wreck after this Masters Cup, and he'll be hanging around the Challengers and Futures tournaments, barely scrapping some wins.



I am a fan of Federer, Gasquet, Baghdatis, the long-deceased Safin, Youzhny, Nalbandian, Rochus, Tsonga, the sadly-departed Santoro, and good, hearty, competitive tennis matches. The quality of my life does not rest solely on who wins these matches. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that I can live quite happily after a player I like chokes, mugs, bashes, or otherwise succumbs to a loss.
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

Win Wimbledon.
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

I think Federer is starting to enter Sampras territory, where a year is going to be judged very simply by his number of major victories. To his credit, Federer places importance on lesser tournaments as well, but tennis seems to remember legacies more by the number of Grand Slams earned than by temporary streaks (no matter how impressive) that are created along the way.

To me personally, Federer's 2005 was a more impressive year than 2004, but compare three majors and a TMC title to just 2 majors, and as time passes, I think 2004 might end up being seen as the better year. We'll see what next year brings, but in his post match interview after the TMC final, Roger mentioned the Australian, RG and Wimbledon as his primary goals next year. Wimbledon will always be one of his goals, and until he wins RG, I hope (and think) he'll make it a priority as well. I guess we'll see whether or not he ever duplicates a year like this one, but he's been on top for a while now, and so far it seems that the best way to beat Federer is to be naturally gifted and just play extremely well against him. And if that keeps up, it's hard not to see him snagging another major or two next year.
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

1 slam if it is the FO otherwise I am going to be disappointed with any number less than 2.

Seriously, I just hope he is careful about his health and I am sure he will be. I think it is legacy creation time so he should concentrate on slams even though his own opinion is contrary to that.

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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

AO, FO and the #1 ending ranking and of course he's healthy

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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

Not being forced into early retirement because some unhinged MTF posters think he's finito after losing one final in 2-1/2 years.

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"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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Re: Federer - What would define a good 2006?

At least 2 GSs including the French Open and Wimbledon 3 TMS, #1 at the end of the year and TMC That would be incredibly awesome! Anf of course: STAY HEALTHY: that's the most important thing

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