Re: Will Federer Break Petes Record?
Dont listen to Jacobhiggens, I know him from another forum, he is NOT a federer fan, he is just a kid and he LOVESS and ADORES federer, he used to always talk badly about pete on the other forum saying that pete was never considered great at the same age as Federer etc etc. Federer is more consistent from the back court but what the kids will never understand is the depth of the net court game, anticipation, net coverage, reaction skills, Sampras is far superior to federer in every way at the net but i will argue that federer has a better drop volley, sampras was also more solid, he rarely missed the tough high volleys or the dipping attempted passing shots, and he didnt need to run around the forehand at the net (Like federer did at RG he lost that point at 40 love then lost that service game). Then theres confidence at the net, Federer has a better return, and better defense, he has better stamina, and unlike pete he didnt "tank" matches in tournaments outside the Grandslams, if he "didnt feel like playing his best" (which is something that really annoyed me about pete), Federer also has a better inside out forehand for sure and more variety off that wing, Pete had more power and anyone who was born before 1990 when pete first played who WATCHED tennis back in those days, knows that Pete had an exceptionally solid and deadly backhand down the line and cross court and even his slice USED to be great and he changed the direction on the ball excellently on both wings, but that side of his game really started to die down after timmy got sick in 95 when he GOT LAZY AND STOPPED TRAINING ON HIS ALLROUND GAME, thats another annoying thing about Pete, Federer is more motivated to train his allround game than pete was, pete was the one who made his forehand stronger and his backhand great and consistent and made him dangerous on clay, when he wasnt there to push him pete just focussed on wat he wanted to do but Federer isnt like that.
I have NO DOUBT, that Federer will demolish all of petes records, and I think he will win at least one french NO DOUBT, Id be suprised if he didnt win 2. He will also win at least 7 YEC masters cups, and will win more masters titles than agassi, he will build more than a 60 match/5-6 year grass winning streak, and will win wimbledon MORE than 7 CONSECUTIVE times, He himself said he believes he will beat Petes Wimbledon record and get more consecutive than Borg, I have no doubt he will.
I didnt believe nadal would make the final of the french this year, let alone win it, I LOVEEEE RAFA but next year will be his most testing year, and lookin at the US Series.... things are going downhill for him, then Federer will remain unchallenged except for Baghdatis and Gasgquet maybe a bit of a challenge, but I think he will win the Calendar Grandslam next year, and i think he will win the Golden grandslam by winning at Beijing and he wishes to retire At SW19 in 2012 after winining gold in the olympics. His FOCUS AND MOTIVATION, tell me that nobody will stop it, Rafa could and would with his own drive and mental strength, but his game is too physical and demanding for him to keep up. Oh and he will be minimum 7 years at number 1 most likely 8 years, but i think after 7 he will drop down cos he is already saying that the pressure of being number 1 can get pretty draining at times, so no point after breaking the record.