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Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

I won't bet my money on this, but I believe it is highly able that Federer will win Wimbledon and US Open this year. Let alone FO, it is quite crazy to think about it (though this man has shown us that nothing is impossible on his hand).

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- Federer: his current tennis is adequate to win slam. Serving well, backhand is even better than 2014/15, solid movement. And this guy has plans for every situation, unlike young guns around who can hit hard but have no idea what to do on the court. High confidence and no pressure, but never feel bored with holding slams title. Finally, injury is troublesome and problem unpredictable, but this guy always knows how to save his best for Grand Slams.

- Opponents: only thing that prevented Federer clinched Wimbledon and US Open in 2015 is a tremendous Djokovic. I don't see any man with such level in the tour at the moment, while Federer is back and ready. Djokovic has been declining, which is a result of mixed factors (motivation + fitness + appropriate game). He is in a state quite similar to Federer in 2010-11 and Nadal 2015-16 - try to play his prime game while his ability has dropped from prime, and is unsuitable with his "prime game" anymore. So I think it will take him about one year - not only to be motivated again, but also to adjust his game properly. Other guys in the tour are not easy to beat, but no one is unbeatable. Beating 4 top-10 player in 2 weeks in a slam is evident enough.

- Conditions: Wimbledon court is always Federer's favorite condition, no doubt about that. US Open will possibly use Decoturf II surface like Cincy, as the current trend of speeding up the game like what we have seen in Melbourne.

With these reasons, I can see Champ19ns and Vic20ry coming this year
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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

That is a little too bold. It took enough of an effort to finally win that first slam in 5 years, so there's no reason to believe he'll win 2 more right now. Obviously Wimbledon and USO are his best chances, but he is neither the favorite at both because we have yet to see Djokovic and Murray bounce back, and whether or not he'll keep playing like this come these tournaments. Either way I don't even see another slam this season, probably at best a couple 500's and maybe a masters 1000 in Cinci if he's lucky.
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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

Between extremely doubtful and impossible. This was a great swansong; who knows how he'll recover physically from this grueling two weeks of five-set matches?

Would be happy with a couple more deep runs in the majors and a Masters victory or two between now and retirement after Sunday, to be honest.

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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017



He won't be as lucky as he was in AO at the other slams...
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Well that escalated quickly. What is it we call a reaction like this... oh yeah



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I won't bet my money on this, but I believe it is highly able that Federer will win Wimbledon and US Open this year...
If your belief was that strong, you would lump a wedge on this...so i don't believe you!
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If this happens, it would at least settle any GOAT debates.

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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

If he can stay healthy, it's possible...but it'll come down to Backboard-o-vic.

I just want Wimbledon. 8-5-5-1 is the perfect trophy shelf. That and he would have the most Wimbledon titles in the history of tennis. Even if the weak era of Generation Useless allows Djokovic to go on to win slams into his 40s, Federer would likely retain the record at the most prestigious tournament in tennis.

Murray shouldn't even be mentioned any more than several other players. The Federer/Murray matches have been on Federer's racket almost every time.

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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

If he is healthy, why not? He should reach his peak by Wimbledon this year. See @Master Yoda 's posts regarding this subject circa 2014-2015.

Complete that with RAFA winning Roland Garros and we will just about be back in 2007.

Roger's odds of winning:

Grand Slam - 150 to 1.
3 majors - 28 to 1.
2 majors - 9 to 2


28 to 1 is not that bold.

A Grand Slam at 150 to 1 is bold.

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If he is healthy, why not? He should reach his peak by Wimbledon this year. See Master Yoda's posts regarding this circa 2014-2015.

Complete that with RAFA winning Roland Garros and we will just about be back in 2007.

Roger's odds of winning:

Grand Slam - 150 to 1.
3 majors - 28 to 1.
2 majors - 9 to 2


28 to 1 is not that bold.

A Grand Slam at 150 to 1 is bold.

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Exactly. 3 slams are nothing. Roger will win CYGS
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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

and what're the odds of Rogie winning just the 2017 AO, meaning only 1 grand slam in 2017?
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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

Didn't Federer win AO 2010 and then didn't win any slam until 2012? I had not started following tennis at that time, but it's really purely speculative to predict he will win 3 slams this year...Anything could happen. I just hope he'll have a good showing on grass.

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and what're the odds of Rogie winning just the 2017 AO, meaning only 1 grand slam in 2017?
The odds of him winning the AO pre-tournament were somewhere around 20-25 to 1.

The odds that it will be the only major he wins are now about 1 to 8.

Suckers... easy money, no?

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Re: Bold Prediction: Federer will win three slams in 2017

Can Rogie pull off the trifecta on the grass courts (Halle, Stuttgart, and Wimbledon)? Last year he made the SF of all 3 losing to the likes of Zverev, Thiem, and Raonic. That was in an off year, I say look for Rogie to do some serious damage on grass courts this year!
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