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No competition for Federer this year at Wimbledon.

willie
05-19-2004, 12:33 AM
I think Roger wont have travel to win easily wimbledon this year, he is playing great tennis. I think he will win without dropping a set or very few.

Lalitha
05-19-2004, 09:10 AM
Some Andy Roddick certainly don't agrees with that.

jtipson
05-19-2004, 01:38 PM
willie, I think you mean no competition ;) - no competence means he's got no ability :D

Actually I think he could have quite a lot of competition. Henman and Nalbandian in particular are very dangerous on grass. Roddick is less of a worry to be honest, because they are going to be at opposite ends of the draw and will only meet if they get to the final.

willie
05-19-2004, 08:50 PM
willie, I think you mean no competition ;) - no competence means he's got no ability :D

Actually I think he could have quite a lot of competition. Henman and Nalbandian in particular are very dangerous on grass. Roddick is less of a worry to be honest, because they are going to be at opposite ends of the draw and will only meet if they get to the final.

JAJAJAJAJA :D , SORRY I AM FROM ARGENTINA, I MEAN NO COMPETITION, THANK YOU!

Fedex
05-23-2004, 07:21 AM
I think if anyone is going to beat Roger at Wimbledon this year, they'll have to beat him at his own game. Serving and Volleying. So Tim could certainly challenge Roger for the title, especially if he's in Roger's half.

TheGrandstand
05-29-2004, 04:43 AM
Some Andy Roddick certainly don't agrees with that.

I can't wait for Roddick's latest excuse of why he won't win, maybe he'll use the "opponent grunt's two seconds after he hits the ball" or maybe the "umpire is hitting the microphone during his service motion" or maybe a Hewitt US Open flipout revival, or an argument over a line call. Please, the guy's an immature punk.

Deboogle!.
05-29-2004, 10:41 PM
TheGrandstand, get a life. Pretty sad to diss Andy in a thread that has nothing to do with him. Pretty ironically funny of you to put a picture of him winning the USO in your signature if you hate him so much. :lol:

Anyway back to what I came in this thread to discuss, I think Henman would have the best chance of beating Roger on grass as it's the best surface for both, Tim is playing great as of late too, and he knows how to beat Roger. But Tim will probably be seeded pretty high I imagine, so would he be high enough to be 4 (in other words, unable to meet Roger til the SF)? I dont know Wimby's weird formula nor do I feel like doing the math even if I did :p

Havok
05-30-2004, 02:51 AM
The only people who have a legitimate shot at taking out Federer is Roddick, henman or a super serving Philippoussis. Anybody else will only beat Fed if he's having a completely off day, which I don't see hapening

WyveN
05-30-2004, 04:01 AM
some people were claiming federer is unbeatable at the FO as well.......there is always competition. In federer's interview today he said "no slam is easy".

WyveN
05-30-2004, 04:02 AM
besides in 2002 all it took is for Roger to be of his game and for Ancic to be pumped up and playing near his best for Federer to get taken apart in 3 sets.

Doris Loeffel
06-01-2004, 07:25 AM
Well first he has to play Halle now. Then we have to look at the draw. And each tournament is different. Despite Grass beeing one of the best surfaces for Roger he still has to win 7 matches to hold up that golden trophy again. And the competition starts from the very first point that Roger will be playing at Wimby. These days there are really no easy matches left each one has to be one first.

So good luck Roger!!

vene
06-01-2004, 07:36 PM
Probably a good thing Rogi went out early in the FO, if he had gotten to the final he may not have had enough to defend Wimby. I think as time goes on and Rogi gets better and better he will be able to win both in one year.

Lalitha
06-04-2004, 05:08 AM
I can't wait for Roddick's latest excuse of why he won't win, maybe he'll use the "opponent grunt's two seconds after he hits the ball" or maybe the "umpire is hitting the microphone during his service motion" or maybe a Hewitt US Open flipout revival, or an argument over a line call. Please, the guy's an immature punk.

He might be immature as you say. But once he gets into a comfort zone, its difficult to control him.

Dirk
06-04-2004, 05:12 PM
Roger in 02 had confidence issues about being an favorite. That is no longer the problem. Roger will be the fave for sure, but he has to play well like everyone else. I'm not so sure he will win it again this year. He will always be a favorite here though.

rue
06-06-2004, 12:34 AM
Federer has got a good shot at defending his Wimbledon title. It may not be as easy as it was last year, but we all know that he can do it. It will be the first time in a long time since someone has been able to defend their grandslam title. No one has been able to do that since Agassi won the Aussie Open last year and it is about time.

RogiFan88
06-06-2004, 03:16 AM
Henman w be Rogi's biggest competition... let's see how Tim can continue his great form fr RG. S be interesting.

Hey, does anyone know if that Wimby show will be on some US TV station about a week before Wimby? They always show this recap of the previous Wimby on NBC or sth like that. It's got a Brit commentator [perhaps it was John Parsons?]

Anyway, cheering for Rogi again on the grass.

yanchr
06-06-2004, 11:17 AM
There is always competition there, no matter how big fav Rogi is. It's not like that Rogi has already been in the final. He like the all others has to win 7 matches along the road to hold the trophy again. Maybe against many players he doesn't need 100% to beat them, but still he can't afford to have a totally off day, which is not impossible. And he absolutely needs his best or close to his best to beat Henman, Nalbandian and then Roddick if they are playing their games. So one match at a time would be better. But first I'd like to see how Halle goes for him.

*Ljubica*
06-06-2004, 07:00 PM
There is always competition there, no matter how big fav Rogi is. It's not like that Rogi has already been in the final. He like the all others has to win 7 matches along the road to hold the trophy again. Maybe against many players he doesn't need 100% to beat them, but still he can't afford to have a totally off day, which is not impossible. And he absolutely needs his best or close to his best to beat Henman, Nalbandian and then Roddick if they are playing their games. So one match at a time would be better. But first I'd like to see how Halle goes for him.

Well at this stage it seems extremely unlikely that David will even be able to participate in Wimbledon :sad: - so guess that might make some Rogi fans sleep a little easier, - although I hate to say I think Roger has learned how to beat David now.

Fedex
06-07-2004, 12:13 AM
If Nalbandian does pulls out :sad: , then Henman by FAR has the best chance against Roger. Youve got to play like Henman to beat Federer, but very, very well.

Fedex
06-07-2004, 12:15 AM
But as the French Open showed us, anything can happen and anyone can win. :eek:
But Roger's game is still much better suited to grass, than clay. ;) Its much easier for him to end the points quickly, and to Serve & Volley effectvly on grass, so he should go far.

budikovac
06-08-2004, 09:12 AM
I think Federer can only be beaten by some outsiders, qualifiers, young players when he often fails to give them his 100%!

LCeh
06-09-2004, 11:46 PM
That is actually a very good point budi, he has problem playing well at the beginning of a tournament, but usually gets better as he plays more. He needs to be very careful in the first view rounds to give him the confidence he needs to win a title.

Fedex
06-13-2004, 12:29 AM
I think Henman's the man Roger needs to watch out for. Roddick, too, but Henman knows better how to beat Roger.


Well, clearly Any moron with half a brain knows this. :p A 5-1 record against Roddick, and a 2-6 record against Henman speaks for itself.