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But I've had a feeling ever since Christmas that's he's going to win the calendar Slam, so give 'em hell Roger!

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I think Roge is going to have a super clay season, I do! I think he is so focus this year on doing well in the clay, he has planned to play all the T.M.S. (although I think that if he would do well in the first two, he will withdraw and rest for Roland Garros). I am Sooooooooooo hopeful for a French Open Trophy for Roge! I am so hopeful, it would be wonderful to see someone hold all 4 at one time, in our lifetime!
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not too optimistic but if roger could win one of the three tms that would be great going into rg. but i just think the next few months might be a bit of a struggle for rog.

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Out of everyone why did you have to be the one to start this thread?
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This is what I have been waiting for since he lost in 4 sets against Nadal that terrible day, in a very hard moment in my life. Its time to revenge Roger and this time all pressure is on Nadal to show who is the king on clay.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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Re: Digging In The Dirt - clay court season 2006

Nothing to do with Roger, but I see Andy Roddick is playing an exhibition in Charleston, SC 4 days before Rome starts. So will he even play in Rome? We know he'll skip MC to play in Houston. That's great preparation for the dirt there Andy.

It sounds like Roger is committed to playing all thre MS events. He said yesterday that Tony would hook up with him in Rome.

This is Rafa's clay schedule before RG:

04/17/06 AMS Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 64
04/24/06 Barcelona, Spain Clay 56
05/08/06 AMS Rome, Italy Clay 64
05/15/06 AMS Hamburg, Germany Clay 64
05/22/06 World Team Championship, Germany Clay 32

Seems like a lot of tennis to me...wonder if he'll pull out of Hamburg again? And again he's scheduled to play two clay events after Wimbledon. Not sure why he doesn't use that time to rest up/get ready for the North America summer HC events. I mean last year by the time he got to Cincy he was burned out and lost there R1 and went out early at the US Open.

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RG '06 Dream Final: Roger vs. Rafa.
RG '06 Dream Winner: Federer def. Nadal. Sigh... fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

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Out of everyone why did you have to be the one to start this thread?
What can I say, I'm an opportunistic son of a bitch
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Nothing to do with Roger, but I see Andy Roddick is playing an exhibition in Charleston, SC 4 days before Rome starts. So will he even play in Rome? We know he'll skip MC to play in Houston. That's great preparation for the dirt there Andy.
Excuse me, that's Tennis Masters Charleston and The Houston Grand Slam Championships thank you very much!
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Re: Digging In The Dirt - clay court season 2006

So, predictions please!

I now it's too ambitious before he's even played one match on the dirty stuff, but c'mon

I, for one, don't think he'll win RG (but that's just me - over protective and blah - I hope as hell to be surprised again ), and would settle for 200 race points (that's 1000 entry ranking points for you), just enough to secure the top spot
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So, predictions please!
I now it's too ambitious before he's even played one match on the dirty stuff, but c'mon
I would not stick my head out with a bold prediction, at least not now, but I feel that Roger will do his utmost to get that RG-crown, that is THE challenge remaining and he knows it. The rest is only a prelude.
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I think he would also like to prove himself in other clay masters series like Rome and Monte-Carlo. I say he'll win one of these two and Roland Garros. Pretty optimistic but I feel he's on a trip to history this year... contrary to last year, there is nobody as hot as him performance wise, including on clay. It seems the best situation to do the non calendar slam.

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."

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If he lost early in MC could he get a wild card into Barcelona?
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Re: Digging In The Dirt - clay court season 2006

Here you have my prediction:

Federer will win Monte Carlo against Nadal in the final, Nadal will go on to win Barcelona but will be tired in Rome and feel the pressure. This will lead to Nadal not even reaching the final and Federer winning Rome against a surprise finalist (Gasquet?). Federer wont stick to his plan to play 3 master series and wont defend his title in Hamburg to rest for RG. Undefeated on clay he will go in as the favorite and will face Nadal in the final. Nadal will be figured out by then, but it will still be a struggle as the match is played on clay. Federer will win 4 sets and will cry like a baby doing an unforgetable speech in french, but the audience will go against him when he starts speaking english for his fans worldwide.

Prediction for the rest of the decade:
Federer winner: Usopen 05, 06, 07, 09 Aopen:06, 07, 10 Roland GArros:06, 08 Wimbledon:05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 (Roddick always runner up)
Safin winner: Aopen 08 Gasquet winner: USopen 08, Aopen 09, RG: 10
Nadal winner: RG 07 Monfils winner: USopen 10
Guga winner: RG 2010
Roddick and Hewitt together winner of: 3 sidney, 4 Adelaide, 3 washington, 3 san jose, 3 indianapolis, 2 houston, 2 memphis, 5 queens and one master series title (where Safin, Agassi, Federer and Nadal happens to all be injured).
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