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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Could Safin have won Wimbledon on the slower grass?

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This was Safin (who had just came back from one injury, and had to take painkillers before his matches including this one) who very nearly beat Federer at 100%, on his best surface in arguably his best year in terms of the level he played in. Safin lost 4-6 7-6 4-6.

On the faster grass, Safin wouldn't have much chance due to him not being as comfortable resorting him into not moving as well. But I don't think it's a stretch to say he could have won Wimbledon if he stayed healthy and had the hunger to achieve it.


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Re: Could Safin have won Wimbledon on the slower grass?

Safin could have won any tournament he wanted to. For him it was all mental.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 11:15 AM
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I agree with Groove Dude, Safin could have won everything, he was so talented with such powerful groundstrokes, but he was a head case.
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Re: Could Safin have won Wimbledon on the slower grass?

Dude that drive volley at 4:20 is ridiculous.

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