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More likely to Win the Career Slam, Nadal or Federer?

The Freak
07-31-2008, 12:29 AM
Career slam, that is winning all 4 majors to just make sure everyone understands that part...
My vote has to go to Rafa with way he's looking recently...:eek:
But I feel pretty confident Federer still has a shot, he's too talented to write off..

What does everyone think...? ;)

Sebby
07-31-2008, 12:31 AM
At the moment, Nadal, hands down.

edit : Fed needs a miracle to win RG

Damn
07-31-2008, 12:56 AM
Nadal, because no one is gonna lift the Musketeers' Cup if Nadal stays healthy

cool bird1
07-31-2008, 01:13 AM
For me every year is a new year. Federer showed me In MC and Hamberg how you beat Nadal on clay. But mentaly he is too messed up to do it. I think Novak or Murry. Tsonga.

I think maybe 2009 will be someone eles year.

General Suburbia
07-31-2008, 01:23 AM
Federer.

Nadal seems to be having one of those crazy breakthrough years numerous players have had before. He wins a couple GS, does well in other tournaments, and suddenly everyone's talking about the career slam, very similar to Jim Courier after he won the AO and dominated for the next couple months. I doubt he'll have a year much better than this.

mashamaniac
07-31-2008, 01:25 AM
Surely rafa has the better chance of the two...

Albatros99
07-31-2008, 01:27 AM
What a difficult question...for Federer fans. They don';t like facing the truth ;)

TMJordan
07-31-2008, 01:28 AM
Federer can't win Rg. Nadal will probaly complete the Golden Slam this year.

LinkMage
07-31-2008, 01:30 AM
Federer can't win Rg. Nadal will probaly complete the Golden Slam this year.



Are they going to disqualify Djokovic and Tsonga for some reason and hand Nadal the Australian Open? :confused:

TMJordan
07-31-2008, 01:32 AM
Are they going to disqualify Djokovic and Tsonga for some reason and hand Nadal the Australian Open? :confused:

I ment within a year :p

JimmyV
07-31-2008, 01:58 AM
Roddick will.

cool bird1
07-31-2008, 01:59 AM
Federer.

Nadal seems to be having one of those crazy breakthrough years numerous players have had before. He wins a couple GS, does well in other tournaments, and suddenly everyone's talking about the career slam, very similar to Jim Courier after he won the AO and dominated for the next couple months. I doubt he'll have a year much better than this.

we shal see. Nadal still has to prove him self at the Open. intresting times ahead. I believe both will do it to be honest. I think Federer is having a hard time as seeing himself as the GOAT. and he is right on the cusp of it. And I think this year it has freaked him out a bit a bit like when he was put as fav to win wimbleon and the French in 2002 and he just freaked out and could not cope with the presure he put on him self. But people can call me crazy but I do believe Roger will win the French. And that he will surpass 14 slams.

The only question mark I have with Nadal is if his body can hold up. But if it can I think he can surpass 14 slams as well by the time he retires.

octatennis
07-31-2008, 03:53 AM
i said federer simply cuz he need just one more, it is the most difficult for him, but both GS nadal needs are pretty difficult for him too and it's the double(duhh).

Knightmace
07-31-2008, 04:02 AM
Federer has the game to get to RG final no problem, it's always Nadal who's beaten him at RG in the past 4 years.

retire48
07-31-2008, 04:13 AM
Clay and Grass similar lately... Quite another for Nadal to win USO and AO... I don't think he ever wins either... A simple fluke and Nadal loses at RG next year and Fed will take it.. As someone else posted Federer has no trouble getting to RG final.. When was the last time Nadal got to USO or AO final???

Oh.. first post... Hi!! What are the credits? TMJordan has over 21,000 posts... Geesh..

usi123
07-31-2008, 11:50 AM
A lot of how succesful Tennis players are is to do with momentum and at the moment the momentum is very much with Rafa. I won't be surprised at all if he wins the US open this year and I think he has a better chance of winning the Career Slam than Fed, despite the fact that Fed is better all round player than Rafa. After the last Roland Garros final I can't see how Fed will ever win that title and I can't see Nadal being beaten at least for another two years there. Nobody comes close to Nadal on clay and it's unfortunate that Nadal is preventing Federer from winning at RG because if he did, I have no doubt in my mind that history will view him as the greatest player in the History of the game. If he doesn't win it however, that accolade will still belong to Laver.

Lopez
07-31-2008, 12:05 PM
I voted for Roger, because he only needs one RG and has proven to be only second to Rafa on the red stuff, whereas on HC there are so many HC ballbashers/aggresive players who can take out Nadal, and more coming.

At the moment Nadal is in great form, that's given... But if we're simply talking about odds here and Rafa would have to get 2 slams. US Open best result is QF, AO best result is SF. Fed has been in the RG final 3 years in a row...

Even though Fed is older, I'd say the odds are for him.

Clay Death
07-31-2008, 12:08 PM
I voted for Roger, because he only needs one RG and has proven to be only second to Rafa on the red stuff, whereas on HC there are so many HC ballbashers/aggresive players who can take out Nadal, and more coming.

At the moment Nadal is in great form, that's given... But if we're simply talking about odds here and Rafa would have to get 2 slams. US Open best result is QF, AO best result is SF. Fed has been in the RG final 3 years in a row...

Even though Fed is older, I'd say the odds are for him.

every time i see that sig, i laugh my ass off. just too funny and too good.

Black Adam
07-31-2008, 12:30 PM
I think Ndal's biggest challenge is USO, AO seems to be a reasonable target.

However if he ends up winning this year's USO and Olympics he will regret that weird performance vs Tsonga in Melbourne.

Tom_Bombadil
07-31-2008, 01:27 PM
For me every year is a new year. Federer showed me In MC and Hamberg how you beat Nadal on clay. But mentaly he is too messed up to do it. I think Novak or Murry. Tsonga.

I think maybe 2009 will be someone eles year.

I thought Nadal won those matches, but who knows? With this subject it's always the same: Federer has been showing the world how to beat Nadal since 2005, and he's still learning the Nadal equation.

Foxy
07-31-2008, 01:41 PM
If Nadal does it he will be arguably the undisputed GOAT.

rafa_maniac
07-31-2008, 01:42 PM
Interesting question, a tough one to answer. Looking at past history, the answer seems to clearly be Federer. Winner of 3 of the GS multiple times, and a finalist at the fourth 3 times, losing to only one player. However the question was to look hypothetically into the future not at the past, and I don't even consider it a given that Fed can make another FO final, he's definately declining, and I don't see him ever beating Rafa there now. I think it's very feasible on the other hand that sometime in the next five years the draws at the Oz Open and US Open could open up enough for Nadal to get through, in fact in current form he's almost a favourite for this year's US Open...

JolánGagó
07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Only way Fed could win RG is if Rafa gets injured, not too an improbable circumstance. Rafa seems to be getting close to a point of his game where he could win AO and USO but we don't quite yet know how close he is. Hard to say, Rafa's chances seem to depend basically on the evolution of his own game, Fed depends on an off-court circumstance. I'd say Rafa but wouldn't bet a lot of money on it.

Pedigree
07-31-2008, 01:55 PM
I'd go with Nadal but I seriously doubt either does it. Two more grand slams is a lot easier said than done. Two would generally be harder than one but Nadal playing tennis on clay is the perfect human and an insurmountable obstacle.

Bilbo
07-31-2008, 01:55 PM
R. Nadal

Johnny Groove
07-31-2008, 01:59 PM
The question basically boils down to which of the following is more difficult

Nadal winning the USO and AO
Federer beating Nadal at RG

Throwing all fandom out the window, there is NO WAY Federer is beating Rafa at RG, but i can see Nadal winning USO and AO.

lina_seta
07-31-2008, 02:00 PM
ok for nadal i will only believe it when i see it, cuz opinions right now are quite irrelevant considering we are riding high on the bandwagon tide. Hes had the best couple months of his career and we dont know if hes gonna go sampras or just go courier. Just this time last year nobody could have in their wildest dreams predicted roger's year would turn out like this... so im still skeptical about predicting nadal's future.

scarecrows
07-31-2008, 02:01 PM
If Nadal does it he will be arguably the undisputed GOAT.

:worship::worship::worship:

Sebby
07-31-2008, 02:38 PM
If Nadal does it he will be arguably the undisputed GOAT.

and tennis would be DEAD for good :p

mrserenawilliams
07-31-2008, 04:29 PM
I think the answer is Rafa. He's younger. He has more time. And there aren't any "Baby Balls" players that could consistently challenge him in Melbourne and New York.

He's yet to get past the QF of the US Open, but if he does that, then I have no doubt.

The only way Roger can win the FO is if Rafa doesn't play. He had his BEST shot in 2004 to do it, but he lost in 3 bitchassness sets to Kuerten.

A_Skywalker
07-31-2008, 04:36 PM
Federer.

Nadal seems to be having one of those crazy breakthrough years numerous players have had before. He wins a couple GS, does well in other tournaments, and suddenly everyone's talking about the career slam, very similar to Jim Courier after he won the AO and dominated for the next couple months. I doubt he'll have a year much better than this.

Breakthrough ?

You can say that for someone new..


As for the question. I think for now Federer, obviosly he has 3 GSs and Nadal 2. Everything can happen and Rafa can skip one RG and Federer will surely win it because he beats everyone else on clay except Rafa.

Johnny Groove
07-31-2008, 04:44 PM
The thing about Federer is that he has to rely on Nadal not being at RG to win it. Either by someone else knocking him out, or Rafa just being bored and skipping it one year, neither of which are likely.

The way Nadal has been playing lately, I dont see why he can't win the USO and/or the AO

Sebby
07-31-2008, 04:48 PM
The only way Roger can win the FO is if Rafa doesn't play. He had his BEST shot in 2004 to do it, but he lost in 3 bitchassness sets to Kuerten.

Yep, if only he would have known that a MONSTER like Nadal was coming he would have rather killed Kuerten on the court than to lose.

Effectively 2004 was probably his best chance to win RG. He was at his peak and he could have defeated anyone in the draw, including Gaudio and Coria whom he beat at the Hamburg final in a best of 5 match.

rafa_maniac
07-31-2008, 04:48 PM
The thing about Federer is that he has to rely on Nadal not being at RG to win it. Either by someone else knocking him out, or Rafa just being bored and skipping it one year, neither of which are likely.

The way Nadal has been playing lately, I dont see why he can't win the USO and/or the AO

Actually, an injury issue is the most likely option, and the only reason why I still consider Federer having any chance at all of completing the career slam. I still consider it more likely that in the next five or so good years Nadal probably has left in his career he'll have decent shots at the Oz and US Opens on at least one occassion.

Mateya
07-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Fedmug looks like pretty much done, he will barely win another slam - and I doubt it's gonna be RG.
Nadal needs AO and USopen. I don't see him winning both.

I think Rafzilla has a greater chance the way he is playing now. But I think someone will get under way (a la Tsonga) and none of them will have a Carrer slam on the end. We will see.
:angel:

RafaTheBest
07-31-2008, 05:35 PM
This isn't even debatable. As long as Rafa is active and healthy, Fed will never win the French Open. Hence, Rafa has a better chance at the career GS.

Damn
07-31-2008, 09:30 PM
and tennis would be DEAD for good :p

Tennis is already dead. If something is dead, it can't die again, no?

Rafzilla: http://foro.noticias3d.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/wizard.gif

Sebby
07-31-2008, 09:52 PM
Rafzilla: http://foro.noticias3d.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/wizard.gif

The magician is Fed ? now I know why he said he created a monster :haha:

Zolka
07-31-2008, 10:03 PM
I don't know, maybe none of them, if you have to pick one right now, then Nadal. I think Djokovic will do it though.

Damn
07-31-2008, 11:16 PM
The magician is Fed ? now I know why he said he created a monster :haha:

It could be, yes :rolls:

Rafzilla doesn't like that nobody touches his things, no? And his head is a thing, no? So Rafzilla eats the magician.

http://foro.noticias3d.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/wizard.gif

Fedex
08-01-2008, 01:18 AM
The question basically boils down to which of the following is more difficult

Nadal winning the USO and AO
Federer beating Nadal at RG

Throwing all fandom out the window, there is NO WAY Federer is beating Rafa at RG, but i can see Nadal winning USO and AO.

Who says Federer has to beat Nadal to win Roland Garros? Weird shit happens and Nadal could suffer a fluke loss or injury. I still think it's more likely that Federer wins RG than it is for Nadal to win the Australian and the USO.

I don't think either player will do it actually.

Fedex
08-01-2008, 01:21 AM
I don't know, maybe none of them, if you have to pick one right now, then Nadal. I think Djokovic will do it though.

:haha: :rolls:

The Freak
01-31-2009, 04:33 AM
Rafa one win away from being 3/4's of the way there at age 22 :eek:

ugotlobbed
01-31-2009, 05:00 AM
rafas gonna get injured before the french

scoobs
01-31-2009, 05:05 AM
I don't think either of them are particularly likely at this point.

Mechlan
01-31-2009, 05:22 AM
Fed is unlikely because he's already too old. Rafa has a better shot, but his window is also not that large. He'll have to do it in his prime or get lucky. He has at most two years with a decent shot at it I think. After that he's going to be getting worse, not better, and he won't be able to will himself to victory the way he does now because of his phenomenal physical and mental strength.

MalwareDie
01-31-2009, 05:23 AM
I don't think either of them are particularly likely at this point.

I agree.

biological
01-31-2009, 07:05 AM
I agree that neither looks very likely. If I had to choose I'd pick Federer, because he's been a lot closer to the French than Rafa has been to the USO and the AO.

This is the year, right? Roger's calendar slam begins tomorrow :rocker2: (I hope)

gjr
01-31-2009, 07:21 AM
I think both still have a good chance. Sure Fed will probably need something to happen to Rafa at the FO but thats not all together impossible. As for Rafa he seems to be getting better and better on HC's and getting deeper every year at AO and USO so I think both can do it.

JediFed
01-31-2009, 07:28 AM
Federer.

Part of the problem for Nadal is that once Federer is no longer a lock on hardcourts, Nadal will have to deal with the people that Federer holds back.

Federer on the other hand has shown consistantly that he can beat all but Nadal on clay at RG.

Erica86
01-31-2009, 07:34 AM
Federer.

Nadal seems to be having one of those crazy breakthrough years numerous players have had before. He wins a couple GS, does well in other tournaments, and suddenly everyone's talking about the career slam, very similar to Jim Courier after he won the AO and dominated for the next couple months. I doubt he'll have a year much better than this.

A couple of GS? Rafa has won the 28 matches he's played at Roland Garros.

Kolya
01-31-2009, 07:36 AM
Neither right now unless someone gets lucky...

Clydey
01-31-2009, 08:22 AM
Nadal. Federer's only chance is if Nadal is out with injury for the French. However, Nadal can win both HC grand slams regardless of whether Federer is injured. He just needs a bit of luck.

born_on_clay
01-31-2009, 09:31 AM
Fed will never win FO and Rafa USO.
But still I believe Rafa has more chances of winning Us Open than Fed French

leng jai
01-31-2009, 09:36 AM
Nadull has a good chance. Eventually he'll get lucky and the rest of the mugs will let him get at least 1 USO/AO.

helgagonzalez
01-31-2009, 09:38 AM
No doubt about this one NADAL!
This Spaniard is a tennis genius!

groundstroke
01-31-2009, 10:07 AM
Neither, Federer will defeat Nadal tomorrow, while Federer will never win RG, Nadal will never win the US Open, maybe he can win the Aussie Open.

Modetopia
01-31-2009, 10:07 AM
after Nadal gets 3 different GS, lets talk.

tennisvideos
01-31-2009, 10:08 AM
I think Nadal but I would love it if Federer could! To think he has made the French final 3 times is phenomenal and shows how great he is, and how close he has come.

But Nadal is younger and has already won on grass over Roger so he can now win them all IMO. But who knows, maybe the AO or USO will be like Borg and the USO?

They are both incredible players and the game and new stars are always evolving so one can never predict the future.

Chloe le Bopper
01-31-2009, 10:37 AM
rafas gonna get injured before the french

That's like predicting that it's going to rain in Seattle this year.

PS: I think that apostrophes and capital letters are hard, too.

Chloe le Bopper
01-31-2009, 10:39 AM
A couple of GS? Rafa has won the 28 matches he's played at Roland Garros.

Roland Garros only starts counting as a slam again if Federer wins it.

Chloe le Bopper
01-31-2009, 10:42 AM
Fed is unlikely because he's already too old.

Federer is competing in the Australian Open final tomorrow despite being "already too old". What changes between now and June, exactly? Seems like a pretty short window for his hair to turn white and his back to hunch.

groundstroke
01-31-2009, 10:43 AM
Roland Garros only starts counting as a slam again if Federer wins it.
Troll master.

Xoman
02-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Well, now after Roger Federer tears at the AO ceremony have dried up ... Now it is clear that Nadal is more likely to achieve the career slam. Not only that, it is looking good for the calendar slam on 2009 ... There was a thread about the probability of that ... I am not able to find it ...

rafa_maniac
02-08-2009, 10:07 AM
I don't think either will manage it to be honest, but Rafa is much more likely right now.

A_Skywalker
02-08-2009, 10:19 AM
Are they going to disqualify Djokovic and Tsonga for some reason and hand Nadal the Australian Open? :confused:

Not exactly ;)

Commander Data
02-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Both have good chance I think. Once Rafa is out of RG (for any reason) Fed is the huge fav there and might clinch it.

Rafa has won AO so I don't see much reason why he can't win the US Open.

Rafa seems to have the better chances right now.

andylovesaustin
02-08-2009, 12:42 PM
Nadal, this year--a grand slam possibly.

But for sure a career grand slam.

However, to me the most difficult "trifecta" is winning RG, Wimby, and the USO.

To me, that is what makes Borg's accomplishment of making it into the finals of the USO so great is that he had played all those matches to win the French and Wimby. Of course, he never did win the USO. I think he could have won it eventually, but maybe at the expense of losing either Wimby or the French.. maybe both.

To be fair, ANY player making it even into the finals of the French, Wimby, and the USO all in the same year has achieved a huge accomplishment.

ORGASMATRON
02-08-2009, 07:11 PM
Yeah Fed needs some luck to win at RG, the same luck Rafa got when he won at Wimby.

Damn
02-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Yeah Fed needs some luck to win at RG, the same luck Rafa got when he won at Wimby.

:haha: :retard:

Without the rain delay Nadal would have done it in straights with ease. It was being an utter beatdown.

Primus
02-08-2009, 08:30 PM
:haha: :retard:

Without the rain delay Nadal would have done it in straights with ease. It was being an utter beatdown.

Exactly!!! :) I always said that...but, let's not turn into fedfans, and blame everything else for a 5 seter. Nadal won, great match. Period.

"Yeah Fed needs some luck to win at RG, the same luck Rafa got when he won at Wimby. "
Hahahahahahahhah..I mean..6:1,6:3,6:0...man, he would have to be the luckiest man in the universe to even clinch a set :devil: Btw, do actually follow tennis on TV or radio? :)

HattonWBA
02-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Nadal for sure

PeteCentral
02-08-2009, 08:39 PM
Gasquet.

Bargearse
02-09-2009, 08:47 AM
Both have good chance I think. Once Rafa is out of RG (for any reason) Fed is the huge fav there and might clinch it.

Rafa has won AO so I don't see much reason why he can't win the US Open.

Rafa seems to have the better chances right now.

I agree with you. Only an injury or being abducted by aliens or something will prevent Nadal from winning the French. With his success at Wimbledon last year and his mental stranglehold over Federer I think he will win Wimbl

To be honest, I'm hoping Murray or Djokovic will step up and challenge at the French. If it's a Federer-Nadal final, I won't be watching. I couldn't stand to see such a one-sided final again. I'd watch women's tennis if I wanted to see that.

Nichele Hull
04-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Federer has been runner up three years in a row and Nadal never been to the U.S. open final.One or both can still win it.

NadalSharapova
04-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Federer definately won't, from losing 6-1 6-3 6-0 to winning a match at the same venue is too much.

scarecrows
04-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Nadal is a lock

if he doesnt win the US open in the next 5 years I'll leave this forum forever

promisse

TMJordan
04-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Other: Michael Berrer.

nastoff
04-09-2009, 11:00 PM
unlikely, unless Nadal somehow does it this year. But the US Open is a big problem for him. The aussie Open win might give him more hope.

l_mac
04-09-2009, 11:12 PM
Nadal is a lock

if he doesnt win the US open in the next 5 years I'll leave this forum forever

promisse

If he doesn't do it this year I will leave this forum forever.

SwiSha
04-09-2009, 11:36 PM
no

miura
04-09-2009, 11:38 PM
Both. This year.

Clay Death
04-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Nadal is a lock

if he doesnt win the US open in the next 5 years I'll leave this forum forever

promisse

i will have to agree with that. he pockets the U.S Open this year or the next for sure.

translation: he will get the calender year grand slam this year or in 2010. you can make book on that. career slam is almost too easy for him. that should never even be in question.

the real question now involves the calender year grand slam.

MalwareDie
04-09-2009, 11:55 PM
Both of them will fail and be forgotten from history.

ballbasher101
04-10-2009, 07:17 AM
Nadal has time on his hands whereas Federer is quickly running out of time. As long as Nadal is fit for the French Federer is never going to win it. It is sad to say but it is true. Nadal usually runs out of gas during the US open. All Nadal needs to do to win the US open is to pace himself and organize his tournament schedule well.

Mechlan
04-10-2009, 07:28 AM
the real question now involves the calender year grand slam.

Think he has a shot at it this year?

ClaudiuS
06-05-2009, 11:06 PM
Federer will probably achieve it, it all depends on The Toad.

ClaudiuS
06-05-2009, 11:07 PM
Who says Federer has to beat Nadal to win Roland Garros? Weird shit happens and Nadal could suffer a fluke loss or injury. I still think it's more likely that Federer wins RG than it is for Nadal to win the Australian and the USO.


:worship:

tennisfan444
06-05-2009, 11:08 PM
Fed!

habibko
06-06-2009, 01:38 AM
bumped a little too early...

Arkulari
06-06-2009, 01:41 AM
jinx bump :scared:

crude oil
06-06-2009, 02:29 AM
its not early...it says "likely"..not who will win, but who is likely to win?!

obviously federer is one soderling away from the career slam...rafa is a long way away from his goal.

Mimi
06-06-2009, 02:31 AM
just not long ago, rafa was the favourite, now its clearly Roger is the favourite and will do so this Sunday, so how fast things changed, so never say never, never say never again :eek:

LinkMage
06-06-2009, 04:19 AM
Rafito of course. Fedmug has no chance at all. Soderling will smash this arrogant prick in straights.

CmonAussie
06-06-2009, 04:20 AM
just not long ago, rafa was the favourite, now its clearly Roger is the favourite and will do so this Sunday, so how fast things changed, so never say never, never say never again :eek:



Good movie>> Sean Connery is old school cool:cool:
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Mimi
06-06-2009, 04:21 AM
Good movie>> Sean Connery is old school cool:cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jex5gL6Rnfs&feature=related

yup, I like him, the best 007 for me :cool:

ChinoRios4Ever
06-06-2009, 04:37 AM
Jinx thread.

jcempire
06-06-2009, 05:41 AM
Fed has only one game away and Nadal has one GS away which is USopen

Clearly, Fed in a much better shape cause he got 13 GS so far and one game away to 14 and career GS

Sexysova
06-06-2009, 07:18 AM
well, tomorrow Federer can have his career slam done :D

DrJules
06-06-2009, 09:12 AM
Things can change rapidly.

Currently Federer is most likely. However, if he loses on Sunday Nadal becomes the most likely again.

The Oracle
06-08-2009, 06:02 AM
I am pretty sure thatNadal will not win USO.

Mimi
06-08-2009, 06:42 AM
I am pretty sure thatNadal will not win USO.

yes, i agreed :wavey:

habibko
06-08-2009, 06:44 AM
I'm proud to have voted Federer long ago :rocker2:

ballbasher101
06-08-2009, 06:47 AM
I thought Nadal would do it first, boy am I glad that I was wrong. Nadal does have a good chance in the next few years to win the US open because he is a quick learner.

Kuhne
06-08-2009, 07:01 AM
Well, Rafa is not getting any better or any healthier that's for sure, I think last year was his peak and what a peak that was, 2 slams and a gold medal? insane... but I see him having a lot of trouble winning the US Open. If he manages to get to the final against Roger then I give him the chance cos we all know how Roger dumps the game when he plays Rafa but if he has to face any of the upcoming guys or the already strong guys like Murray, Djokovic etc, it's not good news for Rafa. Things sure don't look good for him this year thats for sure.

Beat
06-08-2009, 01:32 PM
:lol:

Vegeto
06-08-2009, 04:21 PM
well... haters are always wrong. :<

BIGMARAT
06-08-2009, 04:34 PM
If he doesn't do it this year I will leave this forum forever.

I'm so waiting on this to come on this US Open.
I hope you wont register with other name.

BIGMARAT
06-08-2009, 04:38 PM
I'm having fun reading this thread again....

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

l_mac
06-08-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm so waiting on this to come on this US Open.
I hope you wont register with other name.

I will be gone for good.

dodoboy
06-08-2009, 05:04 PM
Rafa will probably do it within the next 2 years :shrug:

If Federer can get this lucky, it won't take much to open up the draw in New York :D

I'll be surprised if he doesn't win one of the next 2 US Opens.

BIGMARAT
06-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Rafa will probably do it within the next 2 years :shrug:

If Federer can get this lucky, it won't take much to open up the draw in New York :D

I'll be surprised if he doesn't win one of the next 2 US Opens.

I'll be surprised either if Federer, Nole and Murray and I may add Del Potro to beat him in any rounds they meet at the US Open.

xargon
06-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Rafa will get it before he retires.

Joao
06-08-2009, 11:16 PM
It's funny how people in this forum like to make fools of themselves ... Federer will never ever win RG ... Nadal will never ever lose at RG ... blah blah blah blah... maybe now some of you will keep the foolish predictions to a minimum.

Anyway, I think it would be nice to see Nadal win the USO this summer and have 2 great players achieve a milestone in the same year! And no, Nadal winning the USO is not impossible!

l_mac
09-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Nadal is a lock

if he doesnt win the US open in the next 5 years I'll leave this forum forever

promisse

If he doesn't do it this year I will leave this forum forever.

I will be taking my leave of GM. :tears: I was so sure ... :sad:

I have to finish TT USO, and the other TT tournaments I commited to manage and play, but I will only post in TT related threads. This is my solemn vow.

elessar
09-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Linda noooooooooooo :bigcry:

HKz
09-13-2009, 06:57 PM
Could you take Rafawon09usopen as well? I think he isn't going to freely leave.

Bagelicious
09-13-2009, 07:33 PM
What a difficult question...for Federer fans. They don';t like facing the truth ;)

My, how quickly things can change.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-13-2009, 07:36 PM
I will be taking my leave of GM. :tears: I was so sure ... :sad:

I have to finish TT USO, and the other TT tournaments I commited to manage and play, but I will only post in TT related threads. This is my solemn vow.

I think you should stay...you just made a badly judged post....

superslam77
09-13-2009, 07:37 PM
Could you take Rafawon09usopen as well? I think he isn't going to freely leave.

R=FK promised that he would leave MTF for ever and ever if Ballet tennis would win the battle for the universe. The Sampras record, of course rafatards have no shame, no honor and no glory.

Only negativity and gamesmanship like their idol :wavey:

KarlMarx
09-13-2009, 08:37 PM
If he doesn't do it this year I will leave this forum forever.

Owned.