Originally Posted by Mrs. Guga
I truly believe that he can surpass Pete's record. I dont know if I want him to, just 'cause Pete is the love of my life, and it would be sad to see his record get broken, but, I think Roger can do it if he just never goes back to the way he was as a person who didnt know what to do with their gift, and as long as he stays dedicated and driven.
LOL, I sort of feel the same way about Roger winning the French --- I want Andre to remain the only career grand slam winner of the past 35 years, hehe.
But I think Roger WILL win the French eventually. He's too good not to. As for reaching Pete's record, well that's a very tall task, only time will tell if he can do that. One slam at a time I guess...
It's very interesting looking at the trajectories of those great players' careers. There is really no pattern. Some start out with incredible results, and then can't seem to win majors any more, like McEnroe, Wilander, and Hingis. Others, like Emerson and Navratilova, are late bloomers. Some are fairly consistent throughout a long period. And then you have someone like Agassi, who unexpectedly goes from a good player to a great player by winning 5 slams AFTER the age of 28. So it just goes to show that it's hard to predict based on a player's current results.