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mediter
01-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Informed tennis analysts always knew that that when Roger Federer plays a half-decent opponent who refuses to choke, he can be exposed badly. While the transitional champ had an incredible amount of luck in pulling off stunning upsets of santoro, blake, berdych (with a little help of timely tuition from sampras), it was too good to last. Good fortune is not unlimited. Djokovic finally showed the resolve missing in so many terrified chokers and the transitional champ lost miserably despite playing his best tennis.

It of course goes without saying that Federer is not going to win any more slams. GOAT Sampras will keep his well deserved record won with genuine toil and sweat in the era of lions. 12 Slams amassed in a ridiculously weak era cannot stand a decent comparison against that.And he loses to his first decent opponent who shows as a real man.

Ladies and gentlemen, the transition has begun just as i predicted !

tennizen
01-25-2008, 06:34 PM
I was waiting for you:hug:. You took a long time to come. Its been 7 hours since Fed lost

my0118
01-25-2008, 06:36 PM
But I think Mods will have to erase your threads as the time goes.

clever1980
01-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Federer will not erase pete's record

Erase = to eliminate completely

I don't think anyone can.

Kitty de Sade
01-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Heya, Pot Brownie- you're like the town crier with these threads.

Can't you wait at least half a day before drawing up the neverending Fedex/Sampras threads? Some of us are still reeling...

Okonsky
01-25-2008, 07:04 PM
Hope not for one reason > Sampras is/was way better player.

Fensler
01-25-2008, 07:06 PM
:dog:

:cat:

Foxy
01-25-2008, 07:09 PM
I was never worried about Sweet Pistol Pete's record!

RonE
01-25-2008, 07:18 PM
Mediter we have missed you :worship:

Dimonator133
01-25-2008, 07:23 PM
:dog:

:cat:

LMAO:clap2:

LleytonMonfils
01-25-2008, 07:24 PM
Only 1 Problem: WIMBLEDON!

Black Adam
01-25-2008, 07:48 PM
Amen to that.

JediFed
01-25-2008, 07:59 PM
He's hitting the same wall that pete did at the same age.

Fed's done more in 4 years, then Sampras did in 10.

goldenlox
01-25-2008, 08:08 PM
Sampras was a compiler. 14 majors, and he played about 14 years. NO RG final, ever.
What Federer was doing was way, way tougher.
He's been one match from a grand slam in 2 straight years. 10 straight slam finals with 8 titles.
This was his worst loss in years. How he rebounds from it will be a part of his legacy.

maf
01-25-2008, 08:55 PM
mediter is the man

Foxy
01-25-2008, 09:36 PM
In fact Fed shouldn't have reached 12 slams. Last year's Wimby and USOpen were gifts from heaven.

General Suburbia
01-25-2008, 09:38 PM
This was his worst loss in years. How he rebounds from it will be a part of his legacy.
Or tragedy.

DDrago2
01-25-2008, 09:45 PM
Even if he doesn't win another slam, it will be written that ATP rigged the draws against him on slams at least 4 times, which changes perspective and makes you wonder how much sense it makes after that anyway

juninhOH
01-25-2008, 10:05 PM
well I don't doubt that he won't win 14+ slams. But that's not because of today's defeat or his level dropping, it's because winning slams is so hard, you never know when you stop winning them. People seems to forget about that.

barbadosan
01-25-2008, 10:21 PM
I wouldn't take mediter at all seriously. The poor man has been rambling on about the end of the "transitional" era and predicting Fed's demise for about 3 years now... lol (like the headcase on the sidewalk proclaiming that the end of the world is next week) :rolleyes:

Merton
01-25-2008, 10:35 PM
It was expected, if Roger won the AO he would be the favourite for the golden slam, and to win more than 20 slams while now that he lost he will never win a slam again. In my mind I still expect him to win 15-16 slams.

gomeny
01-25-2008, 11:13 PM
he'll probably break it or tie it. He did seem like he was kind of playing on last name this tournment. Interesting to see if he does any re-tooling from now until the TMS.

Fee
01-25-2008, 11:27 PM
I remember when Pete lost to Krajicek at Wimbledon (that was 1996 right?) and everyone was predicting the end of his career. Federer is not going to go away any easier than Pete did, and 3 more Slams before he retires is not impossible.

JediFed
01-26-2008, 12:30 AM
:lol:

Thanks for the badrep blackadam.

:angel:

I wonder how many other DuckTards are gonna badrep me now.

rosamunda
01-26-2008, 12:41 AM
I remember when Pete lost to Krajicek at Wimbledon (that was 1996 right?) and everyone was predicting the end of his career. Federer is not going to go away any easier than Pete did, and 3 more Slams before he retires is not impossible.

Yes indeed, and it's quite fascinating how quick we write people off. Fed wins 1 in 03, 3 in 04, just the 2 in 05, then 3 the last couple of years. Most people round here seem to think that 05 was one of his best years, yet he only won 2. So what does that mean? As he himself said, he's created his own monster. He's won so much that a single loss heralds the end of the tennis universe as we know it. As others have said, Pete won his slams over a 10 year period from the first one to the last, with some surprising losses in that mix; Federer's done almost as much in just over 4. Whatever mediter says (bless him for his wind-up capabilities), there is no indication that he won't win a few more before he's done - he's got at least another 5 years to get 3 more. I'd bet my house he'll manage that (if I were a betting type person), barring injury etc etc. And, if he doesn't, well, hey ho, it'd be a turn up for the books.

rmx_alex
01-26-2008, 02:00 AM
how can people say this is a weak era? even sampras' comment that "there aren't any other grand slam winners around" is ignorant. the only reason why there aren't other GS winners around is because Federer stopped them all

just by watching a match these days you can see the level of tennis is much higher. everybody hits a hard serve, hard forehand, but also everybody can play GREAT defense. how djokovic plays daily would be considered being 'in the zone' 10 years ago

Andi-M
01-26-2008, 02:08 AM
Mediter - You :rocker:

FedFan_2007
01-26-2008, 02:40 AM
Expected thread by mediter... :retard:

fleabitten
01-26-2008, 03:41 AM
Only 1 Problem: WIMBLEDON!

So true. As long as there is Wimbledon and Roger is healthy, he can definitely win 3 more.

flea

Rafa_Fan
01-26-2008, 03:44 AM
THere are 3 more slams left this season

Fedex
01-26-2008, 03:48 AM
Sure he won't erase his record, but he will surpass it.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2008, 03:58 AM
Hey Fedex, I think in an odd way this increases his chances for Roland Garros. For the first time in 3 years he doesn't head into the FO with 3 straight slam wins gunning for the NCYGS. Maybe that relative lack of pressure and more attention on Djoko will allow Fed to free up his game.

Fedex
01-26-2008, 07:31 AM
That might be true about there being less pressure, but Djokovic is not the main concern at RG anyway. Federer still has to get through Nadal, which he has not come close to doing in any of their prior three matches at RG. It won't get any easier either. It's a long shot.

jcempire
01-26-2008, 07:38 AM
It's very tough to say it

You never know what happen tommorrow. Roger may go to win another 4 GS, or He may not win any GS after today

No one knew it before it happens

jcempire
01-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Hey Fedex, I think in an odd way this increases his chances for Roland Garros. For the first time in 3 years he doesn't head into the FO with 3 straight slam wins gunning for the NCYGS. Maybe that relative lack of pressure and more attention on Djoko will allow Fed to free up his game.

Tough to say it. Lots of great players will come out later, We saw three young guys come out AO

So, I don't know, Who will win next FO. Even Nadal can't promise it.

Marek.
01-26-2008, 07:41 AM
That might be true about there being less pressure, but Djokovic is not the main concern at RG anyway. Federer still has to get through Nadal, which he has not come close to doing in any of their prior three matches at RG. It won't get any easier either. It's a long shot.

He needs someone to take Nadal out for him. I've given up on Fed's chances of beating Nadal at RG. If that happens, and Fed is in good form, he has a great shot at the title.

This is off topic, but how you feeling for the super bowl? :D

DDrago2
01-26-2008, 07:45 AM
how can people say this is a weak era? even sampras' comment that "there aren't any other grand slam winners around" is ignorant. the only reason why there aren't other GS winners around is because Federer stopped them all

just by watching a match these days you can see the level of tennis is much higher. everybody hits a hard serve, hard forehand, but also everybody can play GREAT defense. how djokovic plays daily would be considered being 'in the zone' 10 years ago

ha ha now when it looks that Federer might be losing iron grip over his oponents sudenly there is a need to make them look better
And while they were dominated, it was because they were not good enough

Kip
01-26-2008, 08:00 AM
:lol:

Shows why as a pro athlete in any sport
you simply must tune out the simpltons.

keroni
01-26-2008, 08:07 AM
just because Fed lost to Djoko in straight doesn't mean anything. He had his chance in the first set to serve it out, he had his 2 set points in the 3rd set.

There was an excellent reminder about Krajicek's Wimbledon win against Sampras. Sampras still managed 4 wimbledons after that.

What if Djoko just had a great year, and pulls a Hewitt or a Chang? It also goes without saying that Tsonga will be at best a top 20 player, given his past record. I mean, you don't just turn 22 and not show your tennis abilities to the world until you're that old.

Anything could happen in tennis, but Roger is pretty set for 3 more slams. Even if he goes into injury. I think people don't realise that the level of tennis is lowest at Wimbledon, given the sudden transition from clay to grass. He really does have an excellent shot at Wimbly time and time again till he's like 32.

By the way, Federer grew up playing clay right? like the rest of continental Europe. It's odd that grass is considered his best surface. Maybe the rest of the field is just weak.

Archer16
01-26-2008, 08:34 AM
One just wonders how many times the young guns will be crowned before the Fed era ends. The thread's opener would make a good journalist :rolleyes:
Who bumps this thread when he hits 16? (that is to say, Pete's record will be broken with room to spare)
He needs someone to take Nadal out for him. I've given up on Fed's chances of beating Nadal at RG. If that happens, and Fed is in good form, he has a great shot at the title.

This is off topic, but how you feeling for the super bowl? :D
I have a bet with a friend what will happen first - Nadal taking Wimbledon (his take) of Federer the RG. If both things happen in the same year they cancel each other out. I still like my chances.

Off topic - the Pats in double-digits. They won't be denied, certainly not by the Giants, who made their best effort not to win the NFC ch., and came up short.

DDrago2
01-26-2008, 09:59 AM
One just wonders how many times the young guns will be crowned before the Fed era ends. The thread's opener would make a good journalist :rolleyes:


Yeah, they are essentialy trying to walk over Federer victories 'cause they dislike the way he does them, while to maximise on the victories of these ragamuffins

Robshots
01-26-2008, 10:05 AM
The pressure of the milestone may make it harder to acheive, but I think he will do it with ease and add a few.

Langers
01-26-2008, 10:27 AM
Informed tennis analysts always knew that that when Roger Federer plays a half-decent opponent who refuses to choke, he can be exposed badly. While the transitional champ had an incredible amount of luck in pulling off stunning upsets of santoro, blake, berdych (with a little help of timely tuition from sampras), it was too good to last. Good fortune is not unlimited. Djokovic finally showed the resolve missing in so many terrified chokers and the transitional champ lost miserably despite playing his best tennis.

It of course goes without saying that Federer is not going to win any more slams. GOAT Sampras will keep his well deserved record won with genuine toil and sweat in the era of lions. 12 Slams amassed in a ridiculously weak era cannot stand a decent comparison against that.And he loses to his first decent opponent who shows as a real man.

Ladies and gentlemen, the transition has begun just as i predicted !
That's the thing though, there's only like 3 players who don't choke against him. Sad. :o

FedFan_2007
01-26-2008, 10:49 AM
It has less to do with choking then inferior talent. You might argue that Djoko is the only one who's close talent-wise. Of course depending on consistency Tsonga just might elbow into that discussion as well.

JustmeUK
01-26-2008, 10:51 AM
Sampras was a compiler. 14 majors, and he played about 14 years. NO RG final, ever.
What Federer was doing was way, way tougher.
He's been one match from a grand slam in 2 straight years. 10 straight slam finals with 8 titles.
This was his worst loss in years. How he rebounds from it will be a part of his legacy.

exactly.. Roger has reached the 12 slam mark quicker and whilst the halcyon days of winning every non hard court slam he shows up at may be over, I don't douht he can add a slam a year between now and 31 which would put him on course to replace Pete at the top of the lists. now can we read too much into one loss especially given he showed up for the AO without any prior start to the year. there's every chance he can still go on to win 2/3 GS events this year still. the drive he has to succeed and craete history still burns. age is starting to catch up with him and of course there's the younger generation whose are coming through now who are hungry and who have a desire to make their mark but I have faith still in the GOAT.

sports freak
01-26-2008, 11:25 AM
Just a small bump in the road,Pete had that aswell but in the more latter years of his illustrious career!!

Foxy
01-26-2008, 11:39 AM
First of all DO NOT compare Sampras' loss in 1996 with this one. In fact don't you ever dare to compare Sampras with Fed. Sampras had the superhuman ability to play a match against any player regardless of the current form, ranking or head-to-heads. Fed is more vulnerable (dependent on current form or head-to-head, remember canas, nalbandian) and prone to choking.
What age was Sampras back then, at what age is Fed right now and add to that the speed of today's tennis?

Second DO NOT compare AO 2005's loss to this year's one. At what age was Fed then, and at what age now? Have there been players like Djoko and Nadal back then (not in that kind of form). Fed blew a matchpoint back then and lost in tight five sets with some injury, now he blew some setpoints and lost in straights with no apparent injury (maybe some virus consequences). Back then lost to an unconstant player who wouldn't give him problems after that(Fed never lost to Safin again), now he lost to a youngster who would give him hell of a problems in near future.

sports freak
01-26-2008, 11:50 AM
First of all DO NOT compare Sampras' loss in 1996 with this one. In fact don't you ever dare to compare Sampras with Fed. Sampras had the superhuman ability to play a match against any player regardless of the current form, ranking or head-to-heads. Fed is more vulnerable (dependent on current form or head-to-head, remember canas, nalbandian) and prone to choking.
What age was Sampras back then, at what age is Fed right now and add to that the speed of today's tennis?

Second DO NOT compare AO 2005's loss to this year's one. At what age was Fed then, and at what age now? Have there been players like Djoko and Nadal back then (not in that kind of form). Fed blew a matchpoint back then and lost in tight five sets with some injury, now he blew some setpoints and lost in straights with no apparent injury (maybe some virus consequences). Back then lost to an unconstant player who wouldn't give him problems after that(Fed never lost to Safin again), now he lost to a youngster who would give him hell of a problems in near future.

What are you smoking son,chill out :confused: too many Fed tards already!!

Foxy
01-26-2008, 11:52 AM
Me a Fedtard? No way.

In fact it would be intersting if Fed draws Tsonga in Wimby at the early rounds. I see it possible at 4th round. He would have hard time and very likely to exit the tournament early.

Eden
01-26-2008, 12:02 PM
In fact Fed shouldn't have reached 12 slams. Last year's Wimby and USOpen were gifts from heaven.

Can you explain why you think these two tournament victories were gifts? Didn't he beat the players on his way to the final? What was wrong with it? :confused:

_§_
01-26-2008, 12:12 PM
Tsonga and Nadal will share the slams from now on :)

Foxy
01-26-2008, 12:34 PM
Can you explain why you think these two tournament victories were gifts? Didn't he beat the players on his way to the final? What was wrong with it? :confused:

No need to explain it.
It was enough discussed topic.
Moving forward.

GonzoFed
01-26-2008, 12:44 PM
Anyone who takes or answers Foxy seriously deserves to be banned from MTF.

Action Jackson
01-26-2008, 12:47 PM
He just won't do it this year,

Commander Data
01-26-2008, 01:12 PM
Would this thread have been started before Rogers loss. It would have had at least some class

moon language
01-26-2008, 01:51 PM
I wouldn't take mediter at all seriously. The poor man has been rambling on about the end of the "transitional" era and predicting Fed's demise for about 3 years now... lol (like the headcase on the sidewalk proclaiming that the end of the world is next week) :rolleyes:

he registered April 2007

barbadosan
01-26-2008, 01:57 PM
he registered April 2007

He writes the same dribble on BBC 606 forum... that's how I know it's been a long, long time

barbadosan
01-26-2008, 02:01 PM
Comparison of Grand Slams -- Pete and Fed at age 26:

Federer 12
Sampras 8

Pete went on to win 6 more grandslams
Fed only has to win 2 to tie and 3 to pass.

Even if he becomes less totally dominating, barring injury, there seems no real reason why Fed shouldn't reach and surpass the 14 marker.

_§_
01-26-2008, 02:11 PM
The reason he won't pass Sampras is that Federer won't be the best player on tour anymore. Whereas Sampras remained the best player on tour (not rankings-wise, but reality-wise) :)

barbadosan
01-26-2008, 02:25 PM
First of all DO NOT compare Sampras' loss in 1996 with this one. In fact don't you ever dare to compare Sampras with Fed. Sampras had the superhuman ability to play a match against any player regardless of the current form, ranking or head-to-heads. Fed is more vulnerable (dependent on current form or head-to-head, remember canas, nalbandian) and prone to choking.
What age was Sampras back then, at what age is Fed right now and add to that the speed of today's tennis?


Umm.. what superhuman ability is that? I thought you had to play whoever the draw threw up? lol


Fed is more vulnerable? I guess Sampras' loss to people like 68 ranked Haarhuis and R32 loss to Bohdan Ulihrach (you might well exclaim "Who?!) could be taken as proof of his invulnerability :rolleyes: (Sampras was 26-27 at that stage -- sounds like the same age as Fed)

barbadosan
01-26-2008, 02:40 PM
The reason he won't pass Sampras is that Federer won't be the best player on tour anymore. Whereas Sampras remained the best player on tour (not rankings-wise, but reality-wise) :)

Really? 1998 which would give the age comparison, Sampras won Wimbledon, Vienna, Atlanta, San Jose and Philadelphia. Of course we still have to wait to see what Fed does the rest of this year, but you're a bold man/woman (or a mediter) to predict he won't do better than that!!

Foxy
01-26-2008, 03:14 PM
Umm.. what superhuman ability is that? I thought you had to play whoever the draw threw up? lol


Fed is more vulnerable? I guess Sampras' loss to people like 68 ranked Haarhuis and R32 loss to Bohdan Ulihrach (you might well exclaim "Who?!) could be taken as proof of his invulnerability :rolleyes: (Sampras was 26-27 at that stage -- sounds like the same age as Fed)

Don't distort my words. When Sampras lost Wim SF, 1996 he was 25.
And I meant mind-invulnerability.

barbadosan
01-26-2008, 03:40 PM
Don't distort my words. When Sampras lost Wim F, 1996 he was 25.
And I meant mind-invulnerability.

<scratches head> ok... I'm going to have to admit that your arguments are starting to play tricks on MY mind... so I'm outtie. I've held on to it too long to start losing it now :rolleyes:

Black Adam
01-26-2008, 03:48 PM
Sampras has never lost a Wimbledon Final. He lost in the quarters to Krajicek.

mediter
01-26-2008, 09:10 PM
He just won't do it this year,

hitlerfan, did you take a look at my stinging riposte to your last two challanges ? busy organizing celebrations for the fuhrer's anniversary on april 30?

mediter
01-26-2008, 09:13 PM
Absolutely. Sampras lost only when he was playing well below par ,peaking only for the slams ,apart from the unfortunate medical condition he had to endure.

He would find a way to come back from two sets down as his stellar five set record and stunning comebacks show. The transitional champ in contrast has lost a semi after wasting a MP and loses the latest semi by choking away the chances to win 2 sets.Keep them coming !

platinum
01-26-2008, 11:27 PM
Federer will only win 1 slam this year, just Wimbledon like in 2003
This will be his worst year since he became #1. He will only win Wimbledon. Djokovic will win the USO. Nadal will win the FO. By the end of the year, Djokovic will be #1. It's the end of Federer's dominance.

Fedex
01-26-2008, 11:48 PM
He needs someone to take Nadal out for him. I've given up on Fed's chances of beating Nadal at RG. If that happens, and Fed is in good form, he has a great shot at the title.

This is off topic, but how you feeling for the super bowl? :D

Yeah, I agree with that. I think Federer is the favorite to win RG if, and that is a HUGE if, someone else can take out Rafa. Djokovic's fitness is still a question mark and I would like Federer's chances on a best of 5 set clay match.

As for the second part of your post, Go Patriots!! :) :yeah:

Bibberz
01-26-2008, 11:57 PM
So you like Federer, the Red Sox, and the Patriots? This probably means you also like the Celtics. The last 52 weeks have been very good for you....


Yeah, I agree with that. I think Federer is the favorite to win RG if, and that is a HUGE if, someone else can take out Rafa. Djokovic's fitness is still a question mark and I would like Federer's chances on a best of 5 set clay match.

As for the second part of your post, Go Patriots!! :) :yeah:

_§_
01-27-2008, 12:11 AM
Really? 1998 which would give the age comparison, Sampras won Wimbledon, Vienna, Atlanta, San Jose and Philadelphia. Of course we still have to wait to see what Fed does the rest of this year, but you're a bold man/woman (or a mediter) to predict he won't do better than that!!

In 1998 (and the next couple of years that followed) Sampras remained the biggest threat on tour. Forget the tournament wins, they don't matter. Its who you think is the biggest threat in the slams. Barring Roland Garros Sampras remained the best on tour at slam time. Federer has some question marks this year as to whether he will be the biggest threat on tour. Wimbledon is slipping away after he virtually last to Nadal last year. The Australian Open slipped away, and the US Open will be just as hotly contested. Sampras went a long time winning at least one slam every year. I don't expect Federer to do that given his main rivals are only just hitting their prime. You can't stop the future, unless you are Pete Sampras - greeatest serve of all-time covering any weakness that came with old age :)

Fedex
01-27-2008, 12:26 AM
So you like Federer, the Red Sox, and the Patriots? This probably means you also like the Celtics. The last 52 weeks have been very good for you....

I like Federer, but I am by no means a fanboy. I just enjoy his tennis and if he never won another slam again, it's still been a blast watching him for the last 6+ years.

Nah, I'm a Pistons fan actually. :) Never liked the Celtics and I hated them in my youth in the 80's.

Marek.
01-27-2008, 12:37 AM
In 1998 (and the next couple of years that followed) Sampras remained the biggest threat on tour. Forget the tournament wins, they don't matter. Its who you think is the biggest threat in the slams. Barring Roland Garros Sampras remained the best on tour at slam time. Federer has some question marks this year as to whether he will be the biggest threat on tour. Wimbledon is slipping away after he virtually last to Nadal last year. The Australian Open slipped away, and the US Open will be just as hotly contested. Sampras went a long time winning at least one slam every year. I don't expect Federer to do that given his main rivals are only just hitting their prime. You can't stop the future, unless you are Pete Sampras - greeatest serve of all-time covering any weakness that came with old age :)

Fed's still the biggest threat in 3/4 of the slams, no matter what some people may think, he's still the favorite. Yeah, he got pushed to five by Nadal at Wimbledon, but he still won. Sampras needed five to beat Goran in 98 and still won two more Wimbledons after that. I still see Fed winning at least one slam this year and for a couple years to follow.

star
01-27-2008, 12:44 AM
I don't know what is meant by "erase" but I would think that Federer has a good chance of equaling or bettering the record baring injury of some sort. He's He may not win as many slams per year as he has, but even so, I think his chances are good.

Federer is now stepping into the downward slope of his career, but as Marek P said, Federer is still the main favorite in all the slams and I think even Roland Garros. Someone who has come as close as Federer has to winning RG, has got to be considered as one of the main favorites to win it. I don't see any reason why Federer won't win one slam a year for 3 or four more years.

Anyway, I don't know what I'm going on about. I'm not even sure how close Fed is to Pete's record. :ras:

FedFan_2007
01-27-2008, 01:06 AM
BTW... Lendl even on the downslope of his career won 2 slams. Fed hans't begun that stage yet. Probably not another 2 years. In the next 2 years he might win 4-5 slams.

star
01-27-2008, 02:06 AM
BTW... Lendl even on the downslope of his career won 2 slams. Fed hans't begun that stage yet. Probably not another 2 years. In the next 2 years he might win 4-5 slams.

I think Federer is on the down slope. Maybe not. He might have this year, but not 2 more years before the down slope. He's 26 1/2, right? The downward side for a male tennis player starts at 27. There can be some good times after that, but there will begin a tailing off.

ForehandWinner
05-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Too tight now even seeing Fed finals make people happy. Is there a chance Fed may never win a slam again!

jagan
05-03-2008, 08:44 PM
I really doubt that. Seeing him get past through 1st gives people a releif. Not looking very good.

Adler
05-03-2008, 08:53 PM
could happen

JediFed
05-03-2008, 08:57 PM
I must agree with you here. Federer will never win another slam in his career. He is a washed up has been.

finishingmove
05-03-2008, 08:58 PM
of course... lol

dylan24
05-03-2008, 09:03 PM
been saying this for months.
no more slams for monofed

Foxy
05-03-2008, 09:12 PM
I've doubted it even before AO. Now it seems highly unlikely to happen. But you never know.

octatennis
05-03-2008, 09:14 PM
next year wining wimbledon will have the same number of slams as pete... cuz federer is goin to win wimbledon this year.

partygirl
05-03-2008, 09:22 PM
WTF:retard:

Sunset of Age
05-03-2008, 09:24 PM
WTF:retard:

Indeed. Some six months ago people were making predictions of him getting some 20 slams, and now the verdict is, done with, never again, should retire???

So here's my opinion: unless he indeed never manages to completely recover/find back his form, he WILL. The bloke isn't done yet!

dylan24
05-03-2008, 09:27 PM
though the +120 to win wimbledon does look nice i must say

feuselino
05-03-2008, 09:55 PM
How many Slams did Pete have when he was 26? 10?

Burrow
05-03-2008, 10:03 PM
I've doubted it even before AO. Now it seems highly unlikely to happen. But you never know.

Did you hell! He played great US Open and Masters Cup, no indication he would be playing so bad, but yes he will, he is recovering now.

jonas
05-03-2008, 10:04 PM
yes

Yves.
05-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Federer will win Wimbledon and the US Open this year (which makes 14). And next year he's gonna be 27, so only Wimnledon. That makes 15. Maybe even a Slam more. But yeah, he WILL break Sampras' record.

Roland9
05-03-2008, 10:27 PM
Let's be realistic. This sort of prediction is absolutely useless and utter bullshit, no?.. Captain Obvious would tell you wisely that "only time will tell". Still, seeing there are already some high quality predictions (Halka is the current leader as I post this, he seems to have a time machine), I predict this thread may still go on for a dozen pages and I'm pretty bored & drunk so here are the possible responses you're gonna get:

1) He will not win another slam.
2) He will win a lot of slams.
3) He will win Wimbledon titles only.
4) He will win Wimbledon this year, and that's it.
5) He will win Wimbledon this year and the next, and that's it (etc.)
6) See 3,4,5 - make it US Open
7) See 3,4,5 - make it AO
8) He'll win the French and that's it.
9) He'll win x (number) more slams (my favourite type of prediction, requires high math skills)
10) He will not win a slam until he's 30 and then he'll do a Golden Slam.
11) He should retire.
12) Monofed sucks.
13) Monofed will recover.
14) Sampras is GOAT.
15) Djokovic is GOAT.
16) Nadal owns him.
17) Nadal sucks on clay.
18) Stupid thread.
19) lol/rofl/etc

Hmm that's 19 different answers. Hence I predict he will win a total of 19 slams.

You may stop reading this thread.

Okonsky
05-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Lets be realistic. Maybe yes, maybe not. Probably. 70/30

CyBorg
05-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Federer clearly won't win another tournament. He'd be lucky to win a match.

krakenzero
05-03-2008, 11:02 PM
10) He will not win a slam until he's 30 and then he'll do a Golden Slam.


Now that would be amazing:eek::eek:

prima donna
05-03-2008, 11:04 PM
So much for keeping things in perspective.

FedFan_2007
05-03-2008, 11:23 PM
No. He's a total mug and will lose to Pipo Volandri in every event.

dam0dred
05-03-2008, 11:24 PM
You people are insane.

He's had one bad stretch (how many did Pete have? I lost count) after years and years of unprecedented and utter domination and all of a sudden he'll never win a slam again?

I used to think videogame fanboys were the worst of the internet but this forum is making me think otherwise.

Knightmace
05-03-2008, 11:25 PM
How many Slams did Pete have when he was 26? 10?
Think so.

Just 3 slams to beat the record.

moon language
05-03-2008, 11:29 PM
If the tennis gods have any sense of humor Federer will tie the record but never surpass it, and he'll never get Roland Garros.

jonny84
05-03-2008, 11:45 PM
Probably yes. He just needs two more slams. He's been ill this year and that is why he has not been performing at his best. I think he can and will do it.

michellej
05-03-2008, 11:54 PM
[QUOTE=moon language;6987188]If the tennis gods have any sense of humor Federer will tie the record but never surpass it, and he'll never get Roland Garros.[/QUOTE

Yes, wouldn't that be the ultimate irony.


For Roger, the sands of time are sifting through the hourglass. It 's about 7/8 sifted, and this hourglass can't be turned over and sifted again.

michellej
05-03-2008, 11:57 PM
Probably yes. He just needs two more slams. He's been ill this year and that is why he has not been performing at his best. I think he can and will do it.

It's actually because he's nervous as hell because everyone is chomping at his heels and he's afraid he won't meet the goals he has set and worked for all these years.

It's all in his head. And his head is attched to his racket.

new-york
05-04-2008, 12:18 AM
he needs three more slams to BEAT the record, i'd be surprised if he doesn't get those before he retires, really surprised.

FedFan_2007
05-04-2008, 12:34 AM
Too much pressure. He needs to win the French Open to relieve it. Then I think the floodgates will open and he'll win Wimby/USO to get 15 this year. If he doesn't win the French Open, then he'll have to fight like mad to win Wimby.

CmonAussie
05-04-2008, 01:45 AM
...
~~~
well there is a small possibility he won`t get the record if he`s plagued with injuries & chokes a few finals BUT...
...
here`s a scenario:
*2008 monoFED plays crap most of the year but still wins Wimby or USO [=13 slams]
*2009 monoFED plays crap most of the year but still wins AO, Wimby or USO [=14 slams]
*2010 monoFED plays crap most of the year but still wins AO, Wimby or USO [=15 slams]
...
~~~
the record is clearly in his sights & the fact that he`s still going to be one of or `the` favourite @ 3/4 slams for tne next couple of years means he has plenty of chances to keep winning them!!
...so YES monoFED will find a way to get the RECORD!!!

#@@#
However nobody thought Bjorn Borg had won his last [11th] Slam @ the FO in 1981 & all washed up @ age 25yrs!!
So it`s true that in tennis you can never count your majors b4 you`ve won them!
Likewise nobody thought Agassi was going to win another 5 Slams after turning 29yrs!!

CyBorg
05-04-2008, 01:52 AM
#@@#
However nobody thought Bjorn Borg had won his last [11th] Slam @ the FO in 1981 & all washed up @ age 25yrs!!
So it`s true that in tennis you can never count your majors b4 you`ve won them!
Likewise nobody thought Agassi was going to win another 5 Slams after turning 29yrs!!

I wouldn't worry about this. Federer is nothing like Borg and the same kind of fate does not await him. A few things to keep in mind about Borg:

- He was an early bloomer and played his first pro match at 15

- He reached the top 3 at 17 years of age

- He remained in the top-3 for about eight years before he finally burned out

- He played an insane amount of exos, which drained him

- He married after the 1980 Wimbledon, something that Federer isn't likely to do (it seems)

There's no similarity between the two. Roger is a near antithesis. A late bloomer with less mileage at this age than Borg had at about 23...

Merton
05-04-2008, 01:55 AM
It will be time to revise downward the expected # of slams only if Roger fails to defend Wimbledon. That number seems to me to be between 15-16 at the moment, so I expect him to surpass Sampras' record.

cherry2008
05-04-2008, 02:02 AM
I think he can tie it or even break it but he will win Wimbledons and USO but not the French Open ever or the AO again coz the new surface, plexicushion, is too slow now not RA anymore.


I predict he will win 2 more Wimbledons and 1 more USO so he will win 15 slams making him the undisputed GOAT.


Sorry Pete

jagan
05-04-2008, 04:43 AM
It is becoming more unlikely. Too many people figured out his game. Murray, Nalby, Verdasco, Canas, Fish(!), Rodick back on track and nevertheless Rafa and Novak. It is increasing day by day.

prima donna
05-04-2008, 04:47 AM
It is becoming more unlikely. Too many people figured out his game. Murray, Nalby, Verdasco, Canas, Fish(!), Rodick back on track and nevertheless Rafa and Novak. It is increasing day by day.
Verdasco ? When did Verdasco trouble Roger ?

ForehandWinner
05-04-2008, 04:58 AM
Cant say he did. How about Gonzalez? Next will be what...Blake?

jagan
05-04-2008, 05:18 AM
Blake! When John Isner won first set in last UO against Roger! What can I say, even after all these years, Roger takes his own time to figure out the opponent. Now what Novak has up in his sleeve at Rome.

HarryMan
05-04-2008, 05:34 AM
You guys are doubting whether he would win THREE more slams to beat Pete's record??

He lost in a slam semi final this year, has again proved he is the second best player on clay, been a semi finalist at the other masters event on hard. Every player goes through a rough patch and if this is what a rough patch for Roger is than I guess he can live with that because its still better than most.

I am not sure whether he will be winning three slams a year like he has done in the past but winning atleast one slam a year for the next 4-5 years is definitely possible considering his easy and smooth game for his body.

RagingLamb
05-04-2008, 05:37 AM
I'm going to wait until September before I say anything.

But I thing everyone in the world is expecting Roger to beat Pete's record. He's got what it takes as a player, but most importantly, he's got time.

hra87
05-04-2008, 05:44 AM
Wow buddy, that was last month's bandwagon. The new question to ask is whether Nadal will ever lose a match at RG.

jagan
05-04-2008, 06:02 AM
He might. But I don't think he will ever win RG.

yanchr
05-04-2008, 07:03 AM
It is becoming more unlikely. Too many people figured out his game. Murray, Nalby, Verdasco, Canas, Fish(!), Rodick back on track and nevertheless Rafa and Novak. It is increasing day by day.
Oh yes, and he is not going to beat any of them ever again ...

ForehandWinner
05-04-2008, 07:03 AM
Right. RG is booked for at least foreseeable future. Cant see hapening otherwise.

Yves.
05-04-2008, 07:42 AM
Let's be realistic. This sort of prediction is absolutely useless and utter bullshit, no?.. Captain Obvious would tell you wisely that "only time will tell". Still, seeing there are already some high quality predictions (Halka is the current leader as I post this, he seems to have a time machine), I predict this thread may still go on for a dozen pages and I'm pretty bored & drunk so here are the possible responses you're gonna get:

1) He will not win another slam.
2) He will win a lot of slams.
3) He will win Wimbledon titles only.
4) He will win Wimbledon this year, and that's it.
5) He will win Wimbledon this year and the next, and that's it (etc.)
6) See 3,4,5 - make it US Open
7) See 3,4,5 - make it AO
8) He'll win the French and that's it.
9) He'll win x (number) more slams (my favourite type of prediction, requires high math skills)
10) He will not win a slam until he's 30 and then he'll do a Golden Slam.
11) He should retire.
12) Monofed sucks.
13) Monofed will recover.
14) Sampras is GOAT.
15) Djokovic is GOAT.
16) Nadal owns him.
17) Nadal sucks on clay.
18) Stupid thread.
19) lol/rofl/etc

Hmm that's 19 different answers. Hence I predict he will win a total of 19 slams.

You may stop reading this thread.

Yes I do have one! My village in the 1800's is total different compared to nowadays.

Exodus
05-04-2008, 08:27 AM
probably

groundstroke
05-04-2008, 09:37 AM
He'll win 19 Slams.

Mateya
05-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Well, it looked like a piece of cake in recent years (winning 3 GS per year), but now...I'm not so sure anymore. :confused:

He should win 3 more wimbledons if not else.

Chiseller
05-04-2008, 12:08 PM
He is done, it's over, the magic is gone.
Of course, he wasn't ill, he just made that up. He'll never ever win anything anymore. You will see him losing to the likes of Fish and Hidalgo in the 1st and 2th round.
As everyone saw in Monte-Carlo, he got blown away like in Melbourne. There was no progress visible, quite the contrary actually he's getting worse. Everyone who follows tennis actively knows that.


GAWD, are you guys that dumb? :banghead: (beside those who were being ironic)

arm
05-04-2008, 12:16 PM
He is done, it's over, the magic is gone.
Of course, he wasn't ill, he just made that up. He'll never ever win anything anymore. You will see him losing to the likes of Fish and Hidalgo in the 1st and 2th round.
As everyone saw in Monte-Carlo, he got blown away like in Melbourne. There was no progress visible, quite the contrary actually he's getting worse. Everyone who follows tennis actively knows that.


GAWD, are you guys that dumb? :banghead: (beside those who were being ironic)

heeyyyy calm down matey. I mean, I do think he has at least 3 more slams to win, but the question is not senseless. It could no happen, it's not impossible, is it? He could win only two more..

Chiseller
05-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Of course it could not happen. I am just criticising the bandwagonish-knee-jerk reaction.

arm
05-04-2008, 12:37 PM
Of course it could not happen. I am just criticising the bandwagonish-knee-jerk reaction.

ok, I didn't understand that. But you should be used to it.. it's part of MTF. :)

MaryX
05-04-2008, 12:41 PM
Anything can happen, but the most probable scenario at this moment is him winning a few more slams, enough to surpass Sampras.I doubt he can repeat 3 slams per year, but who knows?He has left 3 more shots even this season.

ForehandWinner
05-04-2008, 01:07 PM
Well, it looked like a piece of cake in recent years (winning 3 GS per year), but now...I'm not so sure anymore. :confused:

He should win 3 more wimbledons if not else.

can't say that after last wimbledon. I think many people forget it was a five setter and Nadal almost took it.

kafemotor
05-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Let say monofed isn't tired, and his rivals aren't the same consistent as him, except Nadal... so i think he'll get at least 15 slams trophy eventually :D

Rosa Luxembourg
05-04-2008, 11:15 PM
I would predict 16 slams for Roger when he is finally done. just a hunch.

star
05-04-2008, 11:36 PM
He will surely tie it, and I think he will beat the record. It's a big goal for him, and I think he'll achieve it.

jagan
05-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Big task in deed. I think the verdict will be out based on the outcome of wimbledon this year. His favorite surface will tell it all.

Mimi
05-05-2008, 04:13 AM
of course it will, just need to win 3 more, he used to win at least 2 every year :wavey:

r2473
05-05-2008, 05:00 AM
Indeed. Some six months ago people were making predictions of him getting some 20 slams, and now the verdict is, done with, never again, should retire???

So here's my opinion: unless he indeed never manages to completely recover/find back his form, he WILL. The bloke isn't done yet!

I say 20 is closer than 12 total slams (if Fed doesn't win another slam in his career, I will personally kiss yours and every other member of MTF's ass).

But, I will go with 18 career slams for Jesus Fed.

Kitty de Sade
05-05-2008, 05:04 AM
With all the talent he has, I certainly hope he will. I believe he will- I'd be really surprised if he were stopped short of it.

leng jai
05-05-2008, 07:04 AM
No he won't, the ATP tour will be cancelled after RG due to the embarressment MTF has bestowed upon the sport.

All_Slam_Andre
05-05-2008, 09:17 AM
As outstanding as Sampras was, Federer is a more talented and complete player in my opinion, and I hope that he can break the record.

jagan
05-05-2008, 04:46 PM
he might barely make it by winning one slam a year if he is lucky!

Warrior
05-05-2008, 06:05 PM
By the end of this year, we'll find out.

CmonAussie
05-05-2008, 06:09 PM
By the end of this year, we'll find out.
:rolleyes::rolleyes:
...
so by that logic Agassi would have never won another slam post 1995 [he won 5 post 1999]:p
also Sampras`s 2002 USO win wouldn`t have happened according to your line of thinking:rolleyes:

~~even if FED doesn`t win a Slam this year he`s still got plenty of chances to win slams for the next 4-5 years;)

Sunset of Age
05-05-2008, 06:12 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes:
...
so by that logic Agassi would have never won another slam post 1995 [he won 5 post 1999]:p
also Sampras`s 2002 USO win wouldn`t have happened according to your line of thinking:rolleyes:


One of the MTF laws if I remember properly - any top player not performing well for a couple of months is done, career is over, and should retire... ;)

BlueSwan
05-05-2008, 06:13 PM
By the end of this year, we'll find out.
Sort of, I guess.

If Roger fails to win a slam in 2008 then he's very unlikely to beat the Sampras record. History generally tells us that when slams dry up, they really dry up. Three more slams would look out of the question in that case, but I guess he still might equal the record.

If Roger wins two slams this year, then obviously he's gonna break the record.

If he wins one slam then he will most likely at least equal the record.

montenegro
05-05-2008, 07:18 PM
Federer will beat Sampras's record.

raven gypsy
05-05-2008, 11:49 PM
1) He will not win another slam.
2) He will win a lot of slams.
3) He will win Wimbledon titles only.
4) He will win Wimbledon this year, and that's it.
5) He will win Wimbledon this year and the next, and that's it (etc.)
6) See 3,4,5 - make it US Open
7) See 3,4,5 - make it AO
8) He'll win the French and that's it.
9) He'll win x (number) more slams (my favourite type of prediction, requires high math skills)
10) He will not win a slam until he's 30 and then he'll do a Golden Slam.
11) He should retire.
12) Monofed sucks.
13) Monofed will recover.
14) Sampras is GOAT.
15) Djokovic is GOAT.
16) Nadal owns him.
17) Nadal sucks on clay.
18) Stupid thread.
19) lol/rofl/etc

Hmm that's 19 different answers. Hence I predict he will win a total of 19 slams.

You may stop reading this thread.

Roland, again you are making too much sense! :lol:

Nonetheless, I predict that there will be more prediction threads on MTF. :p

stebs
05-06-2008, 12:05 AM
I think there are extremes of both opinions in this thread that are foolish. Certainly it is stupid to say Federer is done with any kind of authority. To have a significant dip in form for the first time in 4 years is not a problem.

However, I think people who say "C'mon, of course he can win just three slams" are not thinking properly. Each and every grand slam any player wins is a huge task. Of course you get times like AO '07 when one guy clears house and that's great for Federer but even that was difficult to sustain that level of play for two weeks and that is a level I doubt he will ever reach again. At each and every slam there will be challenges and the more human he becomes the larger these challenges will become.

Clay Death
05-06-2008, 01:04 AM
I think there are extremes of both opinions in this thread that are foolish. Certainly it is stupid to say Federer is done with any kind of authority. To have a significant dip in form for the first time in 4 years is not a problem.

However, I think people who say "C'mon, of course he can win just three slams" are not thinking properly. Each and every grand slam any player wins is a huge task. Of course you get times like AO '07 when one guy clears house and that's great for Federer but even that was difficult to sustain that level of play for two weeks and that is a level I doubt he will ever reach again. At each and every slam there will be challenges and the more human he becomes the larger these challenges will become.

whats with circuitous blabber? whats so hard to figure out here. the guy is staring 27 in the face and he is visibly slower than he used to be. 27 is considered an advanced age for tennis. domonation--as far as Fed is concerned anyway--does get a little more difficult. put differently, he has a lost a little step and it cant be recovered. add to that the fact the competition has gained on him a little.

Djokovic took away his slam at the australian Open and he is going to take away another slam from him at the U.S. Open. Fed has gained no new ground on Nadal on dirt so Roland Garros goes to the man who owns all the red clay on the planet.

Wimby is all Fed has left. should he fail there, he is done. he gets one slam at best next year. perhaps he gives all he has and manages to get one more. thats it. end of story.

time moves on and waits for nobody.

NYCtennisfan
05-06-2008, 02:26 AM
whats with circuitous blabber? whats so hard to figure out here. the guy is staring 27 in the face and he is visibly slower than he used to be. 27 is considered an advanced age for tennis. domonation--as far as Fed id concerned anyway--does get a little more difficult. put differently, he has a lost a little step and it cant be recovered. add to that the fact the competition has gained on him a little.

Djokovic took away his slam the australian Open and he is going to take another slam from at the U.S. Open. Fed has gained no new ground on Nadal on dirt so Roland Garros goes to the man who owns all the red clay on the planet.

Wimby is all Fed has left. should he fail there, he is done. he gets one slam at best next year. perhapes he gives all he has manages to get one more. thats it end of story.

time moves on and waits for nobody.

Ok then. Fed should retire immediately after Wimby if he doesn't win it. Thanks for clearing everything up CD. :yeah:

Clay Death
05-06-2008, 02:34 AM
Ok then. Fed should retire immediately after Wimby if he doesn't win it. Thanks for clearing everything up CD. :yeah:


of course not. he lingers around as long as he can to see if he can get past Pet`s record.

i just dont think it happens if he fails to win another slam this year. Wimby is the catalyst. he flunks there, U.S Open is gone as well.

he will just have to come back in 2009 and give all he has got to grab something. French Open window is definitely closed. hard courts slams window is closing fast.

leng jai
05-06-2008, 02:38 AM
Just because he isn't dominating anymore doesn't mean his window is closed. At work Federer will come back to the field but still be a strong contender for every slam for the next 3 years probably. Along the way he should be able to pick up 1 slam a year unless he seriously drops off or gets injured.

Clay Death
05-06-2008, 02:43 AM
Just because he isn't dominating anymore doesn't mean his window is closed. At work Federer will come back to the field but still be a strong contender for every slam for the next 3 years probably. Along the way he should be able to pick up 1 slam a year unless he seriously drops off or gets injured.


considering the difficulty he is having winning masters events these days, the next step is quite logical in this progression. he will be losing the slams as well. Australian Open is lost. Wimby is his best chance so we will see. and i think he will lose the U.S. Open title to Djokovic.

CmonAussie
05-06-2008, 02:50 AM
considering the difficulty he is having winning masters events these days, the next step is quite logical in this progression. he will be losing the slams as well. Australian Open is lost. Wimby is his best chance so we will see. and i think he will lose the U.S. Open title to Djokovic.


FED is smart, he knows that in the long term [ie. historically] the Masters Series are meaningless, indeed in name they will cease to exist by next year:p

Check Pete Sampras [14 Slams, 11 TMS]~~ which number do people talk about:p:confused:
...
Clearly FED recognises that the only thing that will be remembered is the Slam wins, so i expect his focus on them to be rewarded with atleast a few more;)

Johnny Groove
05-06-2008, 02:59 AM
This thread is fucking hilarious, fantastic quality :haha:

Let's be realistic. This sort of prediction is absolutely useless and utter bullshit, no?.. Captain Obvious would tell you wisely that "only time will tell". Still, seeing there are already some high quality predictions (Halka is the current leader as I post this, he seems to have a time machine), I predict this thread may still go on for a dozen pages and I'm pretty bored & drunk so here are the possible responses you're gonna get:

1) He will not win another slam.
2) He will win a lot of slams.
3) He will win Wimbledon titles only.
4) He will win Wimbledon this year, and that's it.
5) He will win Wimbledon this year and the next, and that's it (etc.)
6) See 3,4,5 - make it US Open
7) See 3,4,5 - make it AO
8) He'll win the French and that's it.
9) He'll win x (number) more slams (my favourite type of prediction, requires high math skills)
10) He will not win a slam until he's 30 and then he'll do a Golden Slam.
11) He should retire.
12) Monofed sucks.
13) Monofed will recover.
14) Sampras is GOAT.
15) Djokovic is GOAT.
16) Nadal owns him.
17) Nadal sucks on clay.
18) Stupid thread.
19) lol/rofl/etc

Hmm that's 19 different answers. Hence I predict he will win a total of 19 slams.

You may stop reading this thread.

:worship: :rolls:

For Roger, the sands of time are sifting through the hourglass. It 's about 7/8 sifted, and this hourglass can't be turned over and sifted again.

:spit:

Clay Death
05-06-2008, 03:44 AM
FED is smart, he knows that in the long term [ie. historically] the Masters Series are meaningless, indeed in name they will cease to exist by next year:p

Check Pete Sampras [14 Slams, 11 TMS]~~ which number do people talk about:p:confused:
...
Clearly FED recognises that the only thing that will be remembered is the Slam wins, so i expect his focus on them to be rewarded with atleast a few more;)


failure to do well in the masters events will mean an inevitable drop in rankings down the road which makes the slams equation more difficult. you no longer get to feast on hapless qualifiers for the first 2-3 rounds. and for Fed, that also mean no more free skating all the way to the finals as he may also face tough opponents in quarters and the semis.

did you think about that. Fed may find himself in the same position Roddick finds himself in down the road. significant drop in rankings is coming for Fed. dont be surprised to see him drop #5 or #6 by 2010.

jagan
05-06-2008, 04:41 AM
failure to do well in the masters events will mean an inevitable drop in rankings down the road which makes the slams equation more difficult. you no longer get to feast on hapless qualifiers for the first 2-3 rounds. and for Fed, that also mean no more free skating all the way to the finals as he may also face tough opponents in quarters and the semis.

did you think about that. Fed may find himself in the same position Roddick finds himself in down the road. significant drop in rankings is coming for Fed. dont be surprised to see him drop #5 or #6 by 2010.

its not like fed is getting the easiest draw even now. Even now he gets nalby, djoko on his side of the draw while the mighty rafa cruises thru by beating bunch of 40 year olds!

UsaTennisRock
05-07-2008, 03:25 AM
failure to do well in the masters events will mean an inevitable drop in rankings down the road which makes the slams equation more difficult. you no longer get to feast on hapless qualifiers for the first 2-3 rounds. and for Fed, that also mean no more free skating all the way to the finals as he may also face tough opponents in quarters and the semis.

did you think about that. Fed may find himself in the same position Roddick finds himself in down the road. significant drop in rankings is coming for Fed. dont be surprised to see him drop #5 or #6 by 2010.

What a crap! #5 or #6 never won a slam or what....total BS!!!!

UsaTennisRock
05-10-2008, 02:15 AM
Well...it only seem will take much longer.

crackbillionair
05-10-2008, 06:22 AM
failure to do well in the masters events will mean an inevitable drop in rankings down the road which makes the slams equation more difficult. you no longer get to feast on hapless qualifiers for the first 2-3 rounds. and for Fed, that also mean no more free skating all the way to the finals as he may also face tough opponents in quarters and the semis.

did you think about that. Fed may find himself in the same position Roddick finds himself in down the road. significant drop in rankings is coming for Fed. dont be surprised to see him drop #5 or #6 by 2010.

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Well, would winning one MS shield per year, as he may have done last year, really hurt him if he were successful in slams, won smaller tournaments like Basel, made several MS finals, and wins the year ends, will he be all that far from a top seed at a slam? He's having a bad year, and he's 22-6 with an AO semi, a tourny victory, and a final loss. Tennis is best looked back on over time. Losing one AO does not really allow one to judge him as less a player. Let's look back on Federer after the USO and the year ends, unless you want to purely speculate. As to the thread, if Federer is still in his prime, he will probably break the record.

UsaTennisRock
05-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Not looking good any more. Dirt is out of question. The grass is fading. Hard is getting harder. Time to pull in a Justin Henin!

Matt01
05-18-2008, 09:28 PM
Not looking good any more. Dirt is out of question. The grass is fading. Hard is getting harder. Time to pull in a Justin Henin!


:lol:

Please not, I really couldn't stand another early retirement of a great tennis player this year :(

UsaTennisRock
05-18-2008, 09:59 PM
:lol:

Please not, I really couldn't stand another early retirement of a great tennis player this year :(

Lets face it. When #2 and #3 match is much more exciting than #1 and #3 then there is something is wrong with #1 and doesn't deserve to be there any more. Frankly it is getting really boring. Lets all wake up and stop expecting things from Fed any more. He was a king I agree. But he is done. Cant battled any more.

Matt01
05-18-2008, 10:22 PM
Lets face it. When #2 and #3 match is much more exciting than #1 and #3 then there is something is wrong with #1 and doesn't deserve to be there any more. Frankly it is getting really boring. Lets all wake up and stop expecting things from Fed any more. He was a king I agree. But he is done. Cant battled any more.


Rafa and Djoko are currently better than Roger, yeah, and that's kinda unfortunate everytime Rafa and Djoko end up in the same half of the draw...but that doesn't automatically mean that Roger is done and should retire :(

UsaTennisRock
05-18-2008, 10:34 PM
Rafa and Djoko are currently better than Roger, yeah, and that's kinda unfortunate everytime Rafa and Djoko end up in the same half of the draw...but that doesn't automatically mean that Roger is done and should retire :(

Or he can pull an aggassi. Be there as long as you want! Make people wonder why...

UsaTennisRock
05-18-2008, 11:07 PM
As outstanding as Sampras was, Federer is a more talented and complete player in my opinion, and I hope that he can break the record.

Huh...some people never learn. Whats not obvious.

Marek.
05-18-2008, 11:54 PM
So losing to Nadal on clay means Fed won't win any more slams?

:retard:

Petrovic
05-19-2008, 12:36 AM
No , Roger is still there and is strong as ever.
The problem is that now instead of :dog: :dog: running for GS titles we have :dog: :dog: :dog: race .

Joker is equal to Rafa and Fedex (i think even better) and of course suddenly it become much harder for top two to win what they used to !

Joker takes what is his , Rafa takes clay big ones and Fedex must work even harder to get his hands on GS.
I think he will be threat and might take one more GS but he will not brake Pit Sampras record.
Young dogs Joker and Rafa are houngry for more titles and Fedex is not getting any younger.
I respect Fedex , what he did is :worship: unbelieveable !
But time is not on his side !

JediFed
05-19-2008, 12:44 AM
Joker is equal to Rafa and Fedex (i think even better) and of course suddenly it become much harder for top two to win what they used to !


Bandwagon player of the year. :worship:

jcempire
05-19-2008, 01:09 AM
Wim

Don't forget he never lose in England

UsaTennisRock
05-19-2008, 02:00 AM
No , Roger is still there and is strong as ever.
The problem is that now instead of :dog: :dog: running for GS titles we have :dog: :dog: :dog: race .

Joker is equal to Rafa and Fedex (i think even better) and of course suddenly it become much harder for top two to win what they used to !

Joker takes what is his , Rafa takes clay big ones and Fedex must work even harder to get his hands on GS.
I think he will be threat and might take one more GS but he will not brake Pit Sampras record.
Young dogs Joker and Rafa are houngry for more titles and Fedex is not getting any younger.
I respect Fedex , what he did is :worship: unbelieveable !
But time is not on his side !

Exactly! I was saying just that. Just not this polite. The king is dead. Long live the king.

UsaTennisRock
05-19-2008, 02:01 AM
Wim

Don't forget he never lose in England

Wait. All bad thing will end!

ASP0315
05-19-2008, 03:07 AM
Wimbledon is his only hope at the moment.
So no i don't think he is capable of breaking sampras.
slowly he is getting exposed day by day.

Clay Death
05-19-2008, 04:17 AM
Wimbledon is his only hope at the moment.
So no i don't think he is capable of breaking sampras.
slowly he is getting exposed day by day.


he will make his last stand at Wimby. i have suggested this before as well. in fact many times. if he fails there, its over. there will be a very low probability of surpassing Pet`s record if the Wimby campaign doesnt work out.

very tough news for the Federesians but it is being played out right before their eyes.

here is the deal and it is quite simple:

1. nobody wins the race against time on the average and Fed is getting a step slower.

2. a new player has emerged that can do all that Fed can do but only better. his 2 hander (one of the biggest weapons in the game) is the best in the sport and he does massive damage with it no matter who the opponent. his game is ideally suited to take apart Fed and beat him at his own game.

RogiFan88
05-19-2008, 04:34 AM
no

niko
05-19-2008, 05:08 AM
It dosen't really matter whether he beats Sampras or not, he's deffinitly one of the best of all time.

Jelena_78
05-19-2008, 10:35 AM
he's deffinitly one of the best of all time.

:worship:

And YES, he will

FluffyYellowBall
05-19-2008, 10:40 AM
I agree...If it is its gonna be Wimbledon...Maybe the US Open too

zcess81
05-19-2008, 10:52 AM
The day Fed loses Wimbledon will be the end of Fed.

bokehlicious
05-19-2008, 10:56 AM
The day Fed loses Wimbledon will be the end of Fed.

The day Djokovic loses TMS Canada will be the end of Djokovic.

Mimi
05-19-2008, 11:23 AM
keep calm fed fans, for sure he will surpass pete's records, just 3 more slams, its easy, i said it without any sacrasism, and i am a pete's fans ;)

Matt01
05-19-2008, 11:28 AM
The day Djokovic loses TMS Canada will be the end of Djokovic.

:spit:

Becker's Volleys
05-19-2008, 11:37 AM
Yes. He'll win Wimbey this year and get a few more scattered Slams from now on in and end up with around 16 or so.

MacTheKnife
05-19-2008, 11:37 AM
It will be interesting to see him play a slam healthy. Since he still had mono at the AO (& I'm still not sure he's 100%), it's a little hard to say how the rest of his year will go. I used to play with a guy that had mono and it took him 5-6 months to get 100% healthy again.
If that is the case, then yes, Fed will break Pete's record. I'm not so sure it will be by as many as people thought for a while, but I can see another 3 or 4. Let's just see how he looks at Wim and the US.

rafa_maniac
05-19-2008, 12:20 PM
The day Fed loses Wimbledon will be the end of Fed.

WRONG. The day he loses Estoril will be the end of Fed, it's all he's got left :sad:

MacTheKnife
05-19-2008, 05:08 PM
The day Fed loses Wimbledon will be the end of Fed.

Just can't buy this yet, particularly this year. Let's not forget Fed is going for an unprecedented 6 in a row at Wimbledon this year. That will be a TON of additional pressure, not to mention all this talk about the greatest ever discussion. Keep in mind, Pete slowed down some when he got close to these records as he too felt the tremendous growing pressure.
That's why I chuckle a little at all the Nadal and Jok talk right now, their time will come with all this pressure and the weight of all the talk of greatness, but they're not even close to that yet. They're just out their flailing away going after the king. Let's just wait and see how they hold up when/if one of them ever reaches this level.
As for Fed, I think the next 2-3 years will really tell the tale. I think he will lose a couple of more like Pete did before he gets back into position to actually surpass the 14. Only time will tell if he can pull it off, but if he doesn't, that 14 may stand for a very, very long time.

Beforehand
05-19-2008, 05:12 PM
The day Djokovic loses TMS Canada will be the end of Djokovic.

:spit: :haha:

The Magician
05-19-2008, 05:56 PM
This is the most ridiculous thread now that the 1 handed backhand one is closed. 1/4 slams has been played, and fed is on unbelievable runs at wimb and the US open. Even if he doesn't win all of them this year, who cares? He's practically guaranteed for the semis at every slam, and its really easy for a player of his caliber to pull off a few wins from that position.

jasmin
05-19-2008, 07:06 PM
I think he will but it just may not be sooner than later.

r2473
08-14-2008, 11:17 PM
For the record, do you think he will still do it? If so, what year and which Slam will be #15?

I say US Open, 2009.

Damn, I forgot to make "no" an option in the poll.

I also meant to "make votes public".

Anyway, vote for both a "Slam" and a "Year".

scarecrows
08-14-2008, 11:18 PM
Wimbledon 2011

LinkMage
08-14-2008, 11:30 PM
Never. Fedmug is done.

Hope this helps.

Mr. Magassi
08-14-2008, 11:32 PM
He'll do it...

cool bird1
08-14-2008, 11:35 PM
Never. Fedmug is done.

Hope this helps.

your strange you have all of federer winng slams on your logo :confused::confused:

Mateya
08-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Haha, he should be happy if he ever wins one more Wimbledon, which is the only one winnable with his all-serve game and average groundstrokes.

Bye, Fedmug :wavey:

dylan24
08-14-2008, 11:44 PM
fed is toast.

LinkMage
08-14-2008, 11:54 PM
your strange you have all of federer winng slams on your logo :confused::confused:



Yeah, I was a fan of FedGod and his fantastic play but he mysteriously disappeared last year before Indian Wells (maybe Sampras kidnapped him when they practised together as he then lost to that mug doper Cañas twice). I don't like FedMug and his serve only game at all, reminds me of Robo Rod and his pathetic ground game. :o

finishingmove
08-15-2008, 12:02 AM
federer wont break the record.

face it, its too hard.

biological
08-15-2008, 12:03 AM
He'll do it, hopefully next year.

goldenlox
08-15-2008, 12:20 AM
It's such a bullshit record. No one was trying to compile majors until Lendl.
Borg won 11 before he turned 25, and he only played one AO his whole career.
Pancho Gonzalez won the USO in 1948 and 1949, then wasn't allowed in a major until 1968, when he was 41.
Jack Kramer said Gonzalez was the best in the world from 1954-62, and in all those years, he wasn't allowed to play a major.

Federer will break it. And go long past it.

rocketassist
08-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Why should I support a serve only mug who can't hit routine forehands and can't play a baseline rally of more than 4 shots without making a stupid UE? If I supported that kind of player, I would be a hypocrite for criticizing Roddick all these years for playing exactly the same way Fedmug is playing these days.

You support winners only, now he's not winning, you want someone else, hence you bigging Fakervic up all of a sudden.

LinkMage
08-15-2008, 12:42 AM
You support winners only, now he's not winning, you want someone else, hence you bigging Fakervic up all of a sudden.



If I supported winners only I would be a fan of Nadull and anyone who has read my posts should know I despise Nadull more than anyone on the ATP. I'm only supporting Fakervic because it seems he's the only one capable of beating Rafito. The rest of the mugs on the ATP just bend over when they see him on the other side of the net.

ReturnWinner
08-15-2008, 01:16 AM
He just turned 27 some days ago so he has plenty of time. Sampras won two in almost 30.

prima donna
08-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Yeah, I was a fan of FedGod and his fantastic play but he mysteriously disappeared last year before Indian Wells (maybe Sampras kidnapped him when they practised together as he then lost to that mug doper Cañas twice). I don't like FedMug and his serve only game at all, reminds me of Robo Rod and his pathetic ground game. :o
Put a muzzle on it, change your avatar and move on to the next best thing in the tennis world -- "fans" with your mentality epitomize the definition of fairweather. Each time that Roger has lost a match, you've come on this board and started your bashing routine which consists of cliché after cliché.

Yes, Roger Federer is a mug, now would it be asking too much if you were to come up with your own talking points rather than reciting what seems to be the automated message most often posted in response to unexplainable losses.

moon language
08-15-2008, 01:28 AM
He just turned 27 some days ago so he has plenty of time. Sampras won two in almost 30.

Sampras' style and of course serve dominance allowed him to avoid killing himself with extended rallies. Federer's baseline game is going to be a lot harder to sustain at a later age especially since the sport is now more physically demanding than ever with the slower courts.

RafaTheBest
08-15-2008, 01:30 AM
Um, you didn't put a choice for never?

LinkMage
08-15-2008, 01:36 AM
Put a muzzle on it, change your avatar and move on to the next best thing in the tennis world -- "fans" with your mentality epitomize the definition of fairweather. Each time that Roger has lost a match, you've come on this board and started your bashing routine which consists of cliché after cliché.

Yes, Roger Federer is a mug, now would it be asking too much if you were to come up with your own talking points rather than reciting what seems to be the automated message most often posted in response to unexplainable losses.


Why should I change my avatar? I'm still a fan of Roger Federer, wherever he is. Notice how my avatar only has the Slams won by Federer (10 Slams) and not those won by his clone Frauderer (Wimbledon 2007 and US Open 2007).


What's the next big thing in the tennis world? Nadull? I'll have to pass on that one.

prima donna
08-15-2008, 01:45 AM
Why should I change my avatar? I'm still a fan of Roger Federer, wherever he is. Notice how my avatar only has the Slams won by Federer (10 Slams) and not those won by his clone Frauderer (Wimbledon 2007 and US Open 2007).


What's the next big thing in the tennis world? Nadull? I'll have to pass on that one.
How about you stop lamenting the fact that Roger seems to be having difficulty gathering himself ? How about you demonstrate a bit of resilience and support him ?

Grow a backbone, I expect this type of behavior from people that have suffered the most under Roger's reign, but not from people with avatars similar to yours.

LinkMage
08-15-2008, 01:50 AM
How about you stop lamenting the fact that Roger seems to be having difficulty gathering himself ? How about you demonstrate a bit of resilience and support him ?

Grow a backbone, I expect this type of behavior from people that have suffered the most under Roger's reign, but not from people with avatars similar to yours.



I've already explained why I can't support him nowadays:

Why should I support a serve only mug who can't hit routine forehands and can't play a baseline rally of more than 4 shots without making a stupid UE? If I supported that kind of player, I would be a hypocrite for criticizing Roddick all these years for playing exactly the same way Fedmug is playing these days.


I'm a fan of his beautiful game, not a fan of the man. He's not playing beautiful tennis anymore, he's playing like Robo Rod and I can't stand that kind of gameplay. :sad:

rocketassist
08-15-2008, 01:52 AM
I've already explained why I can't support him nowadays:

Why should I support a serve only mug who can't hit routine forehands and can't play a baseline rally of more than 4 shots without making a stupid UE? If I supported that kind of player, I would be a hypocrite for criticizing Roddick all these years for playing exactly the same way Fedmug is playing these days.


I'm a fan of his beautiful game, not a fan of the man. He's not playing beautiful tennis anymore, he's playing like Robo Rod and I can't stand that kind of gameplay. :sad:

You're acting as if he's a Simon-like pusher. :haha: He still attacks, but just doesn't always hit the target as much. Better to be that than a pusher mug.

prima donna
08-15-2008, 01:56 AM
I've already explained why I can't support him nowadays:

Why should I support a serve only mug who can't hit routine forehands and can't play a baseline rally of more than 4 shots without making a stupid UE? If I supported that kind of player, I would be a hypocrite for criticizing Roddick all these years for playing exactly the same way Fedmug is playing these days.


I'm a fan of his beautiful game, not a fan of the man. He's not playing beautiful tennis anymore, he's playing like Robo Rod and I can't stand that kind of gameplay. :sad:
Give Roger ample time to recuperate and the aesthetic quality which we've all come to love shall resurface itself -- we are talking about a human being and not a machine. Once Roger finally is able to come to terms with the fact that he plays his best tennis when he utilizes his creative edge, all will return to normal. Moreover, you're not obligated to support him, but what you're doing can simply be described as bashing.

LinkMage
08-15-2008, 01:58 AM
You're acting as if he's a Simon-like pusher. :haha: He still attacks, but just doesn't always hit the target as much. Better to be that than a pusher mug.


You are right on this one, he's not a pusher. But I still can't believe that he's missing so many easy FH he never missed in the past. Today he had like 55 UEs, and the other day against Simon he had a similar amount. It's ridiculous. :tears:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-15-2008, 04:18 AM
He will bounce back next year.

I think in 2010-2011 will do it.

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-15-2008, 04:51 AM
Give Roger ample time to recuperate and the aesthetic quality which we've all come to love shall resurface itself -- we are talking about a human being and not a machine. Once Roger finally is able to come to terms with the fact that he plays his best tennis when he utilizes his creative edge, all will return to normal. Moreover, you're not obligated to support him, but what you're doing can simply be described as bashing.

Save me ballet dancing JesusFed. :rolleyes:

Spartans now rule tennis, go watch figure skating Fedtards.

Clay Death
08-15-2008, 05:01 AM
Save me ballet dancing JesusFed. :rolleyes:

Spartans now rule tennis, go watch figure skating Fedtards.
prima trolla`s endless blind worship of the Fed knows NO BOUNDS.

the deal is this: its not just the fact that he is 27 now. it also has to do with the fact that some of the others have figured out how to play him.

you take the fight to him and you dont back down. and you play smart, tactical tennis.

Nadal employes a slightly different but a lot more cruel method. he first destroys his spirit. next he proceeds to dismantle him physically. so he castrates him both mentally and physically.

Agassi was one of the pioneers of this cruel and inhuman method. he would often take their legs away from them as he left them completely helpless out there.

bluefork
08-15-2008, 06:02 AM
Yeah, I was a fan of FedGod and his fantastic play but he mysteriously disappeared last year before Indian Wells (maybe Sampras kidnapped him when they practised together as he then lost to that mug doper Cañas twice). I don't like FedMug and his serve only game at all, reminds me of Robo Rod and his pathetic ground game. :o

I think there may have been a thread for this a while back, but can we please put a moratorium on the word "mug?" What the hell is the origin of the word, anyway? It seems to me that when people on here get the urge to post but don't have anything interesting or insightful to say, they just throw together a sentence and add the word mug in somewhere (or better yet, stick it inside someone's name), and voila, it's suddenly worthwhile to post.

I propose that any post with the letters "mug" in it be automatically deleted. Sure, this rule may hamper some legitimate discussions about drinking vessels, but I think that in the end it would be a worthwhile sacrifice.

Mateya
08-15-2008, 10:50 AM
Bluemug, get a life. :rolleyes:
It's a totaly decent word and it sounds great in my language. :)

Fed is mostly done, he will bounce back by winning Basel and Cremona challenger + Estoril next year.
No more slams for him, maaaaaybe one more Wimbledon with his serve-volley game.

MacTheKnife
08-15-2008, 12:15 PM
prima trolla`s endless blind worship of the Fed knows NO BOUNDS.

:haha::haha: Surely you're kidding right ?? I haven't been here that long, but isn't there a pot and kettle story in this somewhere..

Seems to me I see some "blind worship" issues on both sides. :worship::worship:

bambelbitz
08-20-2008, 07:24 PM
I think that he will surpass Sampras mark easily, because he will win Wimbledon at least 2 times in the years to come and USO and AO a few times.

Foxy
08-20-2008, 08:58 PM
I think that he will surpass Sampras mark easily, because he will win Wimbledon at least 2 times in the years to come and USO and AO a few times.

Maybe you mean Rafa and Nole will watch him winning GSs in front of their eyes doing nothing? Not going to happen.

pauline
08-20-2008, 11:20 PM
Course he will beat it, form is temporary, class is permanent go Fed|||

fast_clay
08-20-2008, 11:25 PM
this thread will possibly be one of the busiest threads for the coming 5 years...

Bernard Black
08-21-2008, 02:48 AM
He will have his chances still, that's for sure. It certainly looks like he won't smash the record like many predicted though, but maybe he'll finish up with 15 or 16 which I'm sure he'd be satisfied with despite all the French Open heartbreak.

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-21-2008, 03:10 AM
Course he will beat it, form is temporary, class is permanent go Fed|||

and Fed has no class. So your point is ...

Chris Seahorse
08-21-2008, 11:39 AM
It is very much in the balance. I certainly don't see Federer winning more than 15 slams. Even getting to 15 is very touch and go. Federer won all his previous slams as the best player in the world, a player who was a level or two better than anyone else. When you are better than anyone else winning comes relatively easily.

Federer is no longer better than anyone else. He has very much been brought down to earth. Any slams Federer wins in the future he will have to fight harder than he has ever fought before to win. The next three Slam titles will make Federer's 1st 12 Slams look like tiddlywinks in comparison. If Federer can find a way to win three more slams as an underdog it will be an amazing achievement and any acclaim he gets for it will be very deserved. But can he? Only time will tell.

finishingmove
08-21-2008, 11:51 AM
this thread will possibly be one of the busiest threads for the coming 5 years...

10 :lol:



nah he'll do it.

walk in the park for him.

Foxy
08-21-2008, 11:54 AM
If you count the slams which he will win playing doubles maybe he will surpass Sampras.

JolánGagó
08-21-2008, 12:03 PM
No, never.

pauline
08-21-2008, 01:29 PM
and Fed has no class. So your point is ...

My point is Fed has class although his form is not great, that's my opinion yours is obviously based on having your head up Rafa's ass.

prima donna
09-09-2008, 01:39 AM
13 down, 2 more to go.

bad gambler
09-09-2008, 01:42 AM
Have you been bookmarking certain threads PD?

MacTheKnife
09-09-2008, 01:42 AM
13 down, 2 more to go.

I love how you're digging all these out. What the hell did you do, save all the links.. :worship::worship:

Some of these were even before I joined.

scarecrows
09-09-2008, 01:44 AM
just search threads with Federer in the title

MacTheKnife
09-09-2008, 01:46 AM
just search threads with Federer in the title

Got it, like some here, I am a moron too.. thx..

HNCS
09-09-2008, 01:56 AM
haven't seen mediter in a while. i mean you would expect him to be so lively this year,but alas...

Sunset of Age
09-09-2008, 03:00 AM
haven't seen mediter in a while. i mean you would expect him to be so lively this year,but alas...

He was here this very afternoon, claiming that the reign of the Transitional Champion would be ended forever this very night....

:haha: :haha: :haha:

LBrock44
09-09-2008, 03:08 AM
Federer: 13 GS's in 6 years.
Sampras: 14 GS's in 14 years.

You do the math.

To think that Fed won't win another GS now is just as ignorant as saying he wouldn't win another one a couple of months ago. It's a matter of when, not if.

Sunset of Age
09-09-2008, 03:09 AM
Keep it coming, Mediter. :worship: :smooch:

Synthesis
09-09-2008, 03:16 AM
Bad business underestimating Rogi.

BigJohn
09-09-2008, 03:26 AM
Federer: 13 GS's in 6 years.
Sampras: 14 GS's in 14 years.

You do the math.

It's a matter of when, not if.

Nothing to add to that. Some are just blind to reality.

r2473
09-09-2008, 03:27 AM
For the record, do you think he will still do it? If so, what year and which Slam will be #15?

I say US Open, 2009.

Damn, I forgot to make "no" an option in the poll.

I also meant to "make votes public".

Anyway, vote for both a "Slam" and a "Year".

I honestly didn't think he would win the US Open this year. I was expecting him to win AO, Wimby, and US Open in 2009.

Now he might do it at Wimby 2009 (which would be sweet).

Sweeter yet would be FO 2009. Complete the career grand slam and overtake the slam record at the same time.

Anyway, US Open 2009 doesn't look like too bad of a prediction.

I am also sticking with 18 total slams for his career.

crude oil
09-09-2008, 03:29 AM
No, never.

looks like we a miss cleo in the making here.:D

Synthesis
09-09-2008, 03:41 AM
Nice, winning #13 now. Setting up 2009 as "GOAT" year. Win #14 at AO and #15 at FO beating Nadal in the final. Can you imagine how sweet that would be?

martin85
09-09-2008, 03:54 AM
yes..he can.....

NYCtennisfan
09-09-2008, 04:52 AM
Maybe you mean Rafa and Nole will watch him winning GSs in front of their eyes doing nothing? Not going to happen.

:wavey:

NYCtennisfan
09-09-2008, 04:54 AM
whats with circuitous blabber? whats so hard to figure out here. the guy is staring 27 in the face and he is visibly slower than he used to be. 27 is considered an advanced age for tennis. domonation--as far as Fed is concerned anyway--does get a little more difficult. put differently, he has a lost a little step and it cant be recovered. add to that the fact the competition has gained on him a little.

Djokovic took away his slam at the australian Open and he is going to take away another slam from him at the U.S. Open. Fed has gained no new ground on Nadal on dirt so Roland Garros goes to the man who owns all the red clay on the planet.

Wimby is all Fed has left. should he fail there, he is done. he gets one slam at best next year. perhaps he gives all he has and manages to get one more. thats it. end of story.

time moves on and waits for nobody.

CD :hug:

Laba
09-09-2008, 04:54 AM
Yes. Yes he will.

SAtennis
09-09-2008, 04:55 AM
Absolutely! I predict 20 majors for Fed.

Mimi
09-09-2008, 04:59 AM
yes, at first i thought it was this year, but now, next year :p:mad:

SheepleBuster
09-09-2008, 04:59 AM
I think he'll tie it. If he ties it at Australia, then he has a great chance but let's be realistic. Roger can go without a slam next year or win 2. So it depends.

Venle
09-09-2008, 07:08 AM
He's only one away from equaling..

Action Jackson
09-09-2008, 09:45 AM
mediter, will love this day if it happens.

Mimi
09-09-2008, 10:04 AM
i guess Mediter never was serious, just like leng jai :p