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View Poll Results: How big/small are his chances of winning all matches this year?
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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Federer,can he do the impossible?

There is one record no man or woman have succeded with and that is of course the big one,winning every tournament you will compete in during the whole year.

Federer have of course the chance this year alone,if you don´t take into account players who only play one tournament and win that one.

It feels like he might miss out again in Roland Garros,his nemesis of all tournaments.But say he win that one this year,not totally unlikely he will take all the four slams.Suppose he will be unbeaten after Wimbledon,this record really should be present in his mind and of course in the media.

So I thought,lets see what you think of this happening with a little poll!And please comment as well!

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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

I think that Roger will win every tournament he plays this year!
I don't know why...but I'm totally sure that he will win Roland Garros this year!

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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

one should note that a probability of 0% does not mean than an event is impossible. The converse is true however.
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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

Does Kooyong count ?
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one should note that a probability of 0% does not mean than an event is impossible. The converse is true however.

Well actually it does. At least in the mathematical sense in discrete probabilities (yeah I'm boring ). The probability is 0 means the proba of the converse event is 1 ie sure.
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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

It feels like this year the bigger challenge the better he plays,Roddick in AusOpen for example.

At the same time,this might be the only year this is possible to achieve.
Rafael out of form,or at least not in the form he was when playing Paris and Wimbledon last year.Ljubicic on his way down,Djokovic not ready this year to challenge Roger but certainly next year,Haas can´t beat him so I personly say that if we are gonna see a groundbreaking record this is the year..

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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

exhibition doesn´t count of course,then this thread would be a disaster!

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Very doable BUT he'd have to be allowed to officially withdraw, or fake injury, from Cincy/Canda & Miami, so he could win IW then get over to Europe & work out a few wks. on clay, as Tony wants him to do.

I'm rather curious if he can win Grand Slam w/out dropping a set on hc's.

But, be careful what you wish for. The more his place in history is secure, and the more it'll take the youngsters another yr. to beat him, the more probable it is he'll have to invent his own challenges for next yr - which like Tiger, will most probably be fatherhood.
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Federer will not go undefeated throughout the whole year. He is still vunerable on clay and the chances of him not losing once during Monte-Carlo, Rome and the French Open are slim. He can have a bad day at the office like he did against Murray last year (Murray was every bit as tired before that match as Federer as he had played 10 matches in the two weeks before Cincinnati). Sure bad days at the office are rare for Federer (that is why is one of the 5 greatest players of all time) but he could still have one and be caught out. He could be also be vunerable at Halle where he is always mentally and physically exhausted after coming straight from Roland Garros (Rochus had 4 match points against him last year), and Montreal were he is rusty after taking a month off after Wimbledon.
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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

I don't think he will go undefeated the whole year. He might tank a Cincy or something to conserve for the USO.

I hope he goes undefeated where it counts though.
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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

I think he'll lose 2 or 3 matches this year. I see only three players who could beat him: Djokovic, Murray & Nalbandian, each of them only once. And I talk about clay & hard court. I suppose on grass & carpet/hard (indoor) FedEx is out of sight this year.

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I think he'll lose 2 or 3 matches this year. I see only three players who could beat him: Djokovic, Murray & Nalbandian, each of them only once. And I talk about clay & hard court. I suppose on grass & carpet/hard (indoor) FedEx is out of sight this year.

you forgot Nadal there I suppose?

i think nalbandian have gotten into the group of players that now no longer see how to beat him anymore,Roddick is the president of that company!

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you forgot Nadal there I suppose?
No.
I think Federer taught how to play against Nadal and things are going in the "Federer-Hewitt" way. Hewitt was 7-2 against Federer and now is 7-11. Nadal was 6-1, now is 6-3 and this process will be continuing IMO.

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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

If you can do something, it means it's not impossible.

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Re: Federer,can he do the impossible?

Let's not write off Nadal just yet. He is still head and shoulders above everybody (yes that includes Federer) on clay, as highlighted by him having triumphed at the French Open for the last 2 years, won his last 62 matches on the clay, and the fact that he has won all 4 of his matches against Federer (his only serious claycourt rival) on the surface.
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