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is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

to be fair, i really thought Gasquet could be this guy but i'm really less and less sure......
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Re: is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

It's impossible Federer will go through next year undefeated on all surfaces except clay and he will only lose cause of a bad umpiring decision.

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Re: is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

Tommy Haas can on his day, as can Marat Safin
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Tommy Haas can on his day, as can Marat Safin
yeah but consistently??
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Re: is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

Well Tommy and Safin aren't exactly known for their consistency...
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Well Tommy and Safin aren't exactly known for their consistency...
yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....
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yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....
if you will have this guy than you would certainly look for another one in a very short time (like in 1 year). it's pretty hard to be at rogers level but be even higher though not impossible but would be even more boring prediction-wise that the current dominance of roger.

so let there be no other guy like this. let there be many that can challenge him once in while. but clearly there are only 3-4 guys of this level and most of them way inconsistent to set up matches against Federer.
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to be fair, i really thought Gasquet could be this guy but i'm really less and less sure......
Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....he is after all seen to be the most talented of the youngsters, just give him time. After all see how Federer was at 20 years old, not as consistent as he is now! but he did beat Sampras when he was 19 so he's had the juice all the time
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Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....he is after all seen to be the most talented of the youngsters, just give him time. After all see how Federer was at 20 years old, not as consistent as he is now! but he did beat Sampras when he was 19 so he's had the juice all the time
well Gasquet also beat Federer when he was 19....but to be fair it was in a MS,not in a GS(and not on Federer's best surface too) so hardly comparable with Fed's performance against Sampras
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Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....
Nadal has beaten Fed 6 times, 2 times on hardcourt.
Berdych and Murray have defeated Fed on hc.


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If you mean 10 years future then maybe we will find one.



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yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....
Who do you call "we" ?
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Who do you call "we" ?
well except Federer's fans if you prefer
i think a lot of people(possibly including Roger himself) would like to see in the future , players capable of giving Federer more trouble (not dominating him but at least capable of beating him 3 or 4 times out of 10 matchs)to make the tour a bit more interesting
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well except Federer's fans if you prefer
i think a lot of people(possibly including Roger himself) would like to see in the future , players capable of giving Federer more trouble (not dominating him but at least capable of beating him 3 or 4 times out of 10 matchs)to make the tour a bit more interesting
You actually think that Roger wishes to be beaten by someone on a regular basis ?

That's funny again. Nadal could be 20-2 vs Fed it won't bore anybody, but when it comes to Fed it's always boooooooring... MTF and its load of crap
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Re: is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

This is all too funny, everyone seems to think Fed's domination will last forever.

After 2004 I said he was not going to have another season like that, and he proved me wrong... But I'll say it again: Federer will never repeat 2006, I'd be glad if he could win the occasional Slam to increase his total, but this kind of domination can't last forever - cheer up - he'll be defeated by several players in the coming years.
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