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How will Federer do at the French Open?

hasanahmad
02-04-2009, 05:09 PM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

Beforehand
02-04-2009, 05:09 PM
God.

brent-o
02-04-2009, 05:35 PM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

Where? I can't seem to find the reason in your post?

bluefork
02-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Yeah, and after that Richard Gasquet will go undefeated from Wimbledon to the end of the year.

mikkemus23
02-04-2009, 05:38 PM
When hell freezes over and Roger admits somthing is wrong, then does something about it - gets a (mental) coach etc.

A_Skywalker
02-04-2009, 05:39 PM
I remember the same thread in 2006,2007 and 2008.

I guess its possible to happen sometimes if there is the same thread every year.

Ariadne
02-04-2009, 05:43 PM
This annual scenario is getting to be a tad like the boy who cried wolf.

marcRD
02-04-2009, 05:47 PM
Damn I was going to start the same thread, seems like you got the secret information before me. Well, I think you forgot some important details (bookmark this one if you want): Sam Querrey is going to beat Nadal in the 2nd round and Andy Roddick is going to lose against Federer in the final in an epic 5 set match.

MIMIC
02-04-2009, 05:58 PM
Roger won't win. Someone will bump this thread in jest when it doesn't happen. Life will go on.

TMJordan
02-04-2009, 06:01 PM
This thread has been made before. In fact I made it and have the rights so this is infringement.

HattonWBA
02-04-2009, 06:02 PM
I dont think so, unless Nadal pulls out or dies

Damn
02-04-2009, 06:06 PM
:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:CryingFed to win RG 2009!!!! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

:haha:

vucina
02-04-2009, 06:10 PM
Shouldn't the title be "Prediction: Federer will win this year's french open, or I pay you money"? It is how it's been done.

Chris Seahorse
02-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Shouldn't the title be "Prediction: Federer will win this year's french open, or I pay you money"? It is how it's been done.

This is absolutely true. I believe we should all be getting 10 dollars from hasanahmad if Federer isn't victorious at the 2009 Roland Garros. :worship:

Stephan
02-04-2009, 06:19 PM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

If you would say Israeli Open 2009, or Greek Open 2009... or ...,
I would believe too... :)

Andi-M
02-04-2009, 06:29 PM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

Feds fans are becoming as insecure as he is.

biological
02-04-2009, 06:45 PM
Yes he will :rocker2:

I think I'm getting a bit crazy tennis-wise because I do fully believe that this will happen.

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 07:01 PM
It will happen if Mugswine gets the most difficult draw possible to make up for all of his cakewalk draws.

Tom_Bombadil
02-04-2009, 07:18 PM
The reason you gave as why would that happen it's pretty logical. Your arguments are astonishing.

CescAndyKimi
02-04-2009, 07:31 PM
If fed wins RG i will eat my hat.
*whispers to hat*
-Don't worry, you'll be safe forever.- :D

maki925
02-04-2009, 07:55 PM
Are you kidding me? I just had a good laugh!:lol:

Damn
02-04-2009, 07:57 PM
It will happen if Mugswine gets the most difficult draw possible to make up for all of his cakewalk draws.

Difficult draw? There are no difficult draws for Nadal on clay.

I would prefer a thread like: "Will Nadal drop any set in whole the clay season?"

Mateya
02-04-2009, 08:08 PM
:haha: :bs:
If Fed wins RG this year I will put a :retard: as my avatar for a month or something like that.

It looks very unlikely at the moment. However, I like Fed and I wish him to win RG at some point in his carrer. He deserves it, losing three times to Rafzilla in the final and once in the semifinal is really sad.

Commander Data
02-04-2009, 08:11 PM
What makes you believe that Nadal will skip RG?

Rafa = Fed Killa
02-04-2009, 08:14 PM
How sad, the disease of fedtardism has eroded his brain.

MariaV
02-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Bookmarked. :D
Should Rafa get injured then for sure. :haha: :haha: :haha:

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:19 PM
Difficult draw? There are no difficult draws for Nadal on clay.

I would prefer a thread like: "Will Nadal drop any set in whole the clay season?"

I said most difficult. Just because no draw is difficult doesn't mean that he can't have a harder draw than everybody else.

ORGASMATRON
02-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Well if he does he would have made up for everything. That would be the perfect scenario, its highly unlikely though.

Manila ESQ
02-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Well, you can also bookmark this thread for future reference because all indications lead to an early upset of Roger at Roland Garros. Somebody from Spain or Argentina will probably beat him. Nobody is afraid of him anymore.

iriraz
02-04-2009, 08:27 PM
If Nadal is injured or has some health issues or is not in the competition for any other reasons then Federer`s chances are pretty good and he will probably be really motivated considering that might be his biggest shot in winning it

Roddickominator
02-04-2009, 08:27 PM
He will lose to Roddick at the French

amonb
02-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Yes he will :rocker2:

I think I'm getting a bit crazy tennis-wise because I do fully believe that this will happen.

He won't make the final!!!!

finishingmove
02-04-2009, 08:30 PM
he's playing estoril/umag this year.

who needs rg

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Well, you can also bookmark this thread for future reference because all indications lead to an early upset of Roger at Roland Garros. Somebody from Spain or Argentina will probably beat him. Nobody is afraid of him anymore.

Neither Nalbandian or Del Potro will beat Federer. None of the Spaniards except Mugdull can beat Federer on clay. If someone were to beat him before the quarters, it would not be someone from Spain or Argentina. Federer will not lose before the quarters unless he has given up on Roland Garros and decides to get early preparation for Wimbledon.

morningglory
02-04-2009, 08:35 PM
:haha: Maybe Nadal feels so sorry for him pathetically crying and decides to let him win RG for once :lol: Nadal's too nice... (Hope Fed draws Djoko and Djoko beats him tho... I want to see his reaction)

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:38 PM
he's playing estoril/umag this year.

who needs rg

No. His clay season is currently limited to Madrid, Rome, and RG.

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:39 PM
:haha: Maybe Nadal feels so sorry for him pathetically crying and decides to let him win RG for once :lol: Nadal's too nice... (Hope Fed draws Djoko and Djoko beats him tho... I want to see his reaction)

Djokovic will retire and then in his post match interview he'll say that he was dominating before he developed some invisible injury.

siddy
02-04-2009, 08:39 PM
I've been hearing this for the past two years as well. It hasn't happened yet! Not that it can't -- his SF streak has to end somewhere!

Manila ESQ
02-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Neither Nalbandian or Del Potro will beat Federer. None of the Spaniards except Mugdull can beat Federer on clay. If someone were to beat him before the quarters, it would not be someone from Spain or Argentina. Federer will not lose before the quarters unless he has given up on Roland Garros and decides to get early preparation for Wimbledon.

Spain's Verdasco or Lopez will beat Federer this year. From Argentina, it could be Gonzo.

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Spain's Verdasco or Lopez will beat Federer this year. From Argentina, it could be Gonzo.

Gonzo isn't from Argentina.

And Verdasco's clay results are less than spectacular and I'm not even going to comment on Lopez.

scarecrows
02-04-2009, 08:42 PM
Spain's Verdasco or Lopez will beat Federer this year. From Argentina, it could be Gonzo.

Maximo Gonzalez? nah

r3d_d3v1l_
02-04-2009, 08:42 PM
There´s no one better than Federer and Nadal in Clay, so Nadal only needs to be magicly injured in the French Open.

hasanahmad what will you do?

q.j.
02-04-2009, 08:43 PM
'Principe de Asturias' is all that matters.

Fiberlight1
02-04-2009, 08:46 PM
I said most difficult. Just because no draw is difficult doesn't mean that he can't have a harder draw than everybody else.

If Nadal had the toughest draw in the tournament, he'd still run through without dropping a set.

Manila ESQ
02-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Gonzo isn't from Argentina.

My bad. I always mistake Gonzales as Argentinian. Of course, he is Chilean.

Anyway, my point is that there is so much pressure on Roger right now to prove that he's the best out there, and I think his mental game will just give way. Also, after his tears, players are no longer afraid of him anymore. So, my prediction is that his opponents before the quarters will be able to upset him.

Manila ESQ
02-04-2009, 08:47 PM
And Verdasco's clay results are less than spectacular and I'm not even going to comment on Lopez.

Verdasco is a different player now. And so is Roger.

Elena.
02-04-2009, 08:48 PM
'Principe de Asturias' is all that matters.

:rolls:

Warrior
02-04-2009, 08:48 PM
There is a greater chance he won't even play or lose before SF.

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 08:50 PM
My bad. I always mistake Gonzales as Argentinian. Of course, he is Chilean.

Anyway, my point is that there is so much pressure on Roger right now to prove that he's the best out there, and I think his mental game will just give way. Also, after his tears, players are no longer afraid of him anymore. So, my prediction is that his opponents before the quarters will be able to upset him.

That's true, but nobody expects him to win RG anymore so there wil be less pressure. I don't think even Roger feels like he has a shot anymore. I don't think he will cave before the final unless he wants the early preparation.

prima donna
02-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Sigh.

dylan24
02-04-2009, 08:58 PM
he'll make it to the final
only to get killed by rafa in 3

casabe
02-04-2009, 09:14 PM
the only "logical way'' I can see this happening is if nadal start being dominant from the beginning of the season and burnout before the french open. But even a burnout nadal can win the tournament....
I hope federer win the tournament...it will be good for him....but rigth now I would not bet for him

biological
02-04-2009, 09:18 PM
Fedex will win! :rocker2: Pleeeeeease. It's not that much to ask for. Just once, he has to win :awww:

Manila ESQ
02-04-2009, 09:30 PM
Roger will lose before the quarters. Probably Round 3.

forbiddenfruit
02-04-2009, 09:35 PM
They should have flood bags on the ready if he makes the final. He cries when he loses, cries when he wins for the Xth time... can you image the sobbing should be win the career slam!? :scared:

jenanun
02-04-2009, 10:26 PM
what?

unless rafa doesnt want the guy who he praised as the best ever to cry like a baby again and let him win

star
02-04-2009, 10:54 PM
RG is a long time from now. I see nothing right now that suggests that Federer will not reach the final yet again at Roland Garros. Of course, anything can happen in tournament play, but I think Rafa is right, he's one of the favorites at Roland Garros, and really, at any tournament he enters this year.

Bernard Black
02-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Love the smug Nadal fans in this thread, hyping your guy up to such invincible levels and setting him up for the biggest of falls when it all eventually goes wrong.

Of course Nadal is the huge favourite for the French Open but considering the form he's in at the moment, there's a possibility he'll go into the tournament having played the most matches he's ever played by that point in a season. Also having dominated clay for so many years with no competition complacency can set in, will he be able to maintain the strong focus and determination of previous years? Federer or someone else could just sneak this one you never know, it would be fantastic for tennis and the viewing public if that happened - Nadal fans do not consider the future of tennis though whilst they are enjoying cruise control on the glory bandwagon.

To answer the thread question, it's hard not to see Federer in the final again but we really need to see what shape his game is in post-Australian Open.

LinkMage
02-04-2009, 11:38 PM
They should just cancel the tournament and give the trophy to Nadull. That way we would save ourselves from 2 weeks of utter boredom and dull tennis.

luie
02-04-2009, 11:55 PM
He should get beaten in the finals,Iam afraid. these much touted young guns will get blown away by rafa ,they are younger, stronger,with less mental baggage than federer but they are sadly useless. Nadal is going to reach the final with plenty of juice to dismantle federer. These worthless young guns can't even stop federer @ the french.

fast_clay
02-05-2009, 12:05 AM
this is what the real question should have been...

LinkMage
02-05-2009, 12:08 AM
this is what the real question should have been...


If he loses to that moonballer at Wimbledon again he will, I guess.

Bernard Black
02-05-2009, 12:10 AM
this is what the real question should have been...

:lol:

Win or lose, we know it's going to happen :)

Kalinikos
02-05-2009, 12:18 AM
Sampras will make a surprise comeback and Defeat Federer in the finals of RG setting the record straight who the best really is.

star
02-05-2009, 12:22 AM
Love the smug Nadal fans in this thread, hyping your guy up to such invincible levels and setting him up for the biggest of falls when it all eventually goes wrong.

Of course Nadal is the huge favourite for the French Open but considering the form he's in at the moment, there's a possibility he'll go into the tournament having played the most matches he's ever played by that point in a season. Also having dominated clay for so many years with no competition complacency can set in, will he be able to maintain the strong focus and determination of previous years? Federer or someone else could just sneak this one you never know, it would be fantastic for tennis and the viewing public if that happened - Nadal fans do not consider the future of tennis though whilst they are enjoying cruise control on the glory bandwagon.

To answer the thread question, it's hard not to see Federer in the final again but we really need to see what shape his game is in post-Australian Open.

I don't see how you can call me a smug Nadal fan hyping him up. I agree with you. As of now, I see Federer in the final once again, and see him as one of the favorites to win every tournament he enters this year. :confused:

bad gambler
02-05-2009, 12:46 AM
Pretty hard to predict without knowing the draw

the graduate
02-05-2009, 12:46 AM
first round exit

Bernard Black
02-05-2009, 01:17 AM
I don't see how you can call me a smug Nadal fan hyping him up. I agree with you. As of now, I see Federer in the final once again, and see him as one of the favorites to win every tournament he enters this year. :confused:

I was pointing the finger at you, star :) Just a bit of gentle baiting.

In fact, I think you give great analysis and I usually agree with you...apart from your feelings that Nadal's game is exciting to watch, I'll never agree with you on that one :p

star
02-05-2009, 01:25 AM
I was pointing the finger at you, star :) Just a bit of gentle baiting.

In fact, I think you give great analysis and I usually agree with you...apart from your feelings that Nadal's game is exciting to watch, I'll never agree with you on that one :p

:lol: :lol:

Seles3
02-05-2009, 02:10 AM
His best chance for #15 will be at the US Open.

The French, he has a 10% chance.

Corey Feldman
02-05-2009, 02:51 AM
very badly

Mimi
02-05-2009, 03:22 AM
nothing is impossible, but roger must have someone to take out rafa for him first before final :wavey:

MalwareDie
02-05-2009, 05:19 AM
If Mugdull draws Hewitt in the first round, someone competent on clay the second round, Gonzalez in the third round, Nalbandian in the fourth round, and someone decent in the quarters and semis, it would result in a closer final than in previous years.

Foxy
02-05-2009, 07:41 AM
It is much, much more likely current N2 to lose before the final than winning it even Nadal-less. Bookmark it!

Halba
02-05-2009, 09:43 AM
no, there are better players that match up better against nadal on clay. e.g. possibly a red hot djokovic "hamburg" version, that can blast his double handed backhand and serve hitting the corners.

thats about the only hope. that djokovic blasts that double hander for 3 good sets and i highly doubt it. djoko also has to serve very well and protect his serve. be very very aggressive just like in 1st couple of sets in hamburg. or someone needs to play like a JCF and be very aggressive with the forehand.

a friggin muggy single hander aint gonna do it,.

Foxy
02-05-2009, 09:47 AM
no, there are better players that match up better against nadal on clay. e.g. possibly a red hot djokovic "hamburg" version, that can blast his double handed backhand and serve hitting the corners.

thats about the only hope. that djokovic blasts that double hander for 3 good sets and i highly doubt it. djoko also has to serve very well and protect his serve. be very very aggressive just like in 1st couple of sets in hamburg. or someone needs to play like a JCF and be very aggressive with the forehand.

a friggin muggy single hander aint gonna do it,.

The Djoker is not the same anymore. Let's wait and see what form will he bring on once the clay season starts.

andylovesaustin
02-05-2009, 12:52 PM
I think Federer could win the French Open! Yep, the FO might be the place where Fed ties Pete's record, and earn a career grand slam. Boy would Pete be chapped! LOL It would be hilarious.

I think Rafa could tire himself out by the time the French rolls around.

Igaarg
02-05-2009, 01:45 PM
I´ll wait to the clay season started and then I will say something. I want to see how Nalbandian, Del Potro, Gonzalez, Simon, Verdasco, Davy, Djoko, Monfils, Cilic, etc., besides Roger and Rafa, are playing.
I want to see what Federer does with the AO defeat, if he does something.
The only thing I´m sure, is that Rafa will be tired.

habibko
05-20-2009, 11:21 AM
the stakes are high for Federer, as he is bidding for his 20th straight GS semis, his 4th straight French Open final, and his 14th GS title, the first in RG, which would hail him in the eyes of many as the Greatest Player of All Time.

with his win in Madrid over his long-time nemesis, Rafael Nadal, he will go to RG with increased confidence believing in his chances to go one better in the final.

so how far do you think Roger will go this time? could there be a surprise upset before the semis? will Djokovic or Murray be too much for him in the SF? will Nadal routine him once again in the final? or will he finally, beyond all expectations, win the elusive RG title?

thoughts and predictions?

Action Jackson
05-20-2009, 11:22 AM
Semis or he gets donkey punched by Nadal.

Though a 1st rounder would be amusing.

federernadalfan
05-20-2009, 11:25 AM
semis or final

Criollo
05-20-2009, 11:28 AM
I don't think the shakiness of his performances since RG 2007 is really cured. Anything is possible. Chances for SF is above 75%, though.

salut235
05-20-2009, 11:34 AM
Who is he scheduled to meet in the semi if the seeds make it through? If it's Djokovic in his half of the draw then he will lose to him in the semi. Nadal will win over Djokovic in the final.

Jōris
05-20-2009, 11:38 AM
Someone will upset him, because wacked also voted for that option.

marcRD
05-20-2009, 11:39 AM
Sadly he will be knocked of in the final by Nadal, I would rather have him knocked out in QF or SF so he wont have his confidence destroyed by Nadal again before Wimbledon.

Mimi
05-20-2009, 11:40 AM
finalist or winner:cool:

Sunset of Age
05-20-2009, 11:42 AM
Final.

JolánGagó
05-20-2009, 12:24 PM
QF or SF at most, though I'd hope F for a reason just pointed out three posts above.

RIboy
05-20-2009, 12:31 PM
1st round- Cippolla

tennisfan444
05-20-2009, 12:34 PM
Winner

Beat
05-20-2009, 12:40 PM
business as usal, i think :(

MacTheKnife
05-20-2009, 01:06 PM
Instant replay, 4th straight.

Johnny Groove
05-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Rinse and repeat.

cmurray
05-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Rinse and repeat.

+1

Byrd
05-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Final, or QF if he gets a bad draw.

Venle
05-20-2009, 01:24 PM
I'm of course hoping that he'd finally triumph.

But my realism says he loses in the semis. Hopefully my opinion gets its ass kicked. Allez Roger!

FlameOn
05-20-2009, 02:13 PM
He will lose in the semis. Especially if he's in Djokovic's part of the draw.

shotgun
05-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Depends on the draw. If he gets Djokovic on his side, he'll probably lose to him in the semis in a close fought match. If he gets Murray, then he will make it to the final and get battered by Nadal once more.

ossie
05-20-2009, 02:24 PM
he'll lose in the semis vs the djoker or the spartan

TheMightyFed
05-20-2009, 02:27 PM
He'll win it, mark my words.
He's pissed off with what happened lately and with a lot of training and reassessement of his game he re-entered god-mode. His psycho problems are gone, because he knows his own strengths well, but he's now eager to adjust his game.
He wants to be the GOAT. For that he needs RG badly. And guess what, he's a great clay-courter, and knows Rafa's game by heart. Time has come.

FlameOn
05-20-2009, 02:38 PM
He'll win it, mark my words.
He's pissed off with what happened lately and with a lot of training and reassessement of his game he re-entered god-mode. His psycho problems are gone, because he knows his own strengths well, but he's now eager to adjust his game.
He wants to be the GOAT. For that he needs RG badly. And guess what, he's a great clay-courter, and knows Rafa's game by heart. Time has come.
Don't forget even Fed at his "God-like" peak couldn't pull it off. ;)

ShotmaKer
05-20-2009, 02:42 PM
He'll win it, mark my words.
He's pissed off with what happened lately and with a lot of training and reassessement of his game he re-entered god-mode. His psycho problems are gone, because he knows his own strengths well, but he's now eager to adjust his game.
He wants to be the GOAT. For that he needs RG badly. And guess what, he's a great clay-courter, and knows Rafa's game by heart. Time has come.

Would be great but not likely...

Arkulari
05-20-2009, 02:45 PM
SF or F ;)

Corey Feldman
05-20-2009, 03:09 PM
4th rnd/ QF

Semi at best

habibko
05-20-2009, 03:17 PM
I think he will at least make the final, and depending on certain circumstances and conditions he could win it, I'm surprised by the amount of votes for Djokovic upsetting Federer, Fed doesn't become an UE machine in slams and 5 setters favor the player with superior fitness and stamina, therefore Fed has the comfortable edge.

BlueSwan
05-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Beaten before SF: 20% - higher than usual given that there are now a few people around who could potentially upset him if he has a bad day.

Beaten in SF: 35% - Given his poor record against Djokovic and Murray, this is a quite likely option.

Beaten in final: 35% - Should he reach the final and face Nadal (almost certain), he'll no doubt lose.

Winner: 10% - if Djokovic (possible, but unlikely) or someone else (almost unthinkable) takes out Nadal before the final, Roger could win it. If he faces Nadal then it's gonna be virtually impossible, although I'd give him a 2% chance.

Sapeod
05-20-2009, 03:48 PM
I would love him to win it, but I think he'll go out in the SFs.

ShotmaKer
05-20-2009, 03:52 PM
Final

Dancing Banana
05-20-2009, 04:14 PM
He'll make it to the final.

Fumus
05-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Who cares? He can't win it. Honestly, we are talking about when he will lose here. Not about if he can win. So boring.

Sinerra
05-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Final, except if Djokovic is in his half of the draw. I think he will lose to either Nadal or Djokovic

pica_pica
05-20-2009, 04:23 PM
SF or F or even W. Quite impossible to lose before SF.

habibko
05-20-2009, 04:26 PM
SF or F or even W. Quite impossible to lose before SF.

yeah, I mean seriously who could beat him before the semis, Davydenko? Roddick? Del Pony? Verdasco?

I'm not even convinced about Djokovic, he is surely not the favorite going into the match with Fed.

Sapeod
05-20-2009, 04:30 PM
yeah, I mean seriously who could beat him before the semis, Davydenko? Roddick? Del Pony? Verdasco?

I'm not even convinced about Djokovic, he is surely not the favorite going into the match with Fed.

He is in 3 set matches on clay now, but not 5 set matches. Fed is still the favourite over 5 sets.

Commander Data
05-20-2009, 04:33 PM
If things go bad he'll lose to Nadal again in the Final, otherwise the TheMightyFed-prediction will become reality.

ShotmaKer
05-20-2009, 04:39 PM
He is in 3 set matches on clay now, but not 5 set matches. Fed is still the favourite over 5 sets.

My point exactly. The chances are 60-40 for Fed, should he meet Nole in SF!

johnny_dhk
05-20-2009, 06:21 PM
If he gets a draw like Madrid with Blake, Roddick, JMDP or Davydenko then he might reach the final where he will get beaten in straight sets by Nadal. But if he faces any one of Djokovic, Verdasco, Simon or Murray then he has no chance of reaching the final.

Sapeod
05-20-2009, 06:23 PM
If he gets a draw like Madrid with Blake, Roddick, JMDP or Davydenko then he might reach the final where he will get beaten in straight sets by Nadal. But if he faces any one of Djokovic, Verdasco, Simon or Murray then he has no chance of reaching the final.
This somehwhat makes sense. Don't think Simon or Murray will be able to beat him, but we'll see anyways. RG is in a week's time :woohoo:

Commander Data
05-20-2009, 06:26 PM
If he gets a draw like Madrid with Blake, Roddick, JMDP or Davydenko then he might reach the final where he will get beaten in straight sets by Nadal. But if he faces any one of Djokovic, Verdasco, Simon or Murray then he has no chance of reaching the final.

Sure no chance at all...


...talk about trailer park incest.

MacTheKnife
05-20-2009, 06:31 PM
This somehwhat makes sense. Don't think Simon or Murray will be able to beat him, but we'll see anyways. RG is in a week's time :woohoo:

Well since Djok is 1-2 against Fed on clay and they have never played a 5 set clay match, I'd give the edge to Federer right now. Murray has not faced Fed on clay, and I agree with you, both Murray and Simon give up to much of the court to beat Fed in 5 on clay. Verdasco, a BIG maybe simply from a mental perspective. Still give Fed the edge. And indeed, we will see.

LinkMage
05-20-2009, 06:32 PM
1st round

You heard it here first.

Serenidad
05-20-2009, 06:33 PM
If Djokovic is on Federer's semi, SF.
If Djokovic is on Nadal's semi, F.

«Ivan»
05-20-2009, 06:56 PM
for the habibko,miurritita 'n m(ellow)y sake hope he'll lose in first round.kevin anderson,we need you on rg.

Deejay
05-20-2009, 07:10 PM
He'll make the final quite easily as usual but Rafa will be too good again over 5 sets on his best surface. Murray isn't a threat here and will do well to make the quarters. Djokovic is the only one who can beat him before the final and even though he's playing really well at the moment i just can't see Novak beating Federer in such a big match over 5 sets.

Andi-M
05-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Im thinking Wawrinka and Ferrer have a shot at taking him to 5 in 4R not sure either can win but if Fed faces either of these guys on form, he could have a shock exit. 5-8 seeds not strong enough to def. Fed in QF so its likely he'll reach semis again.

habibko
05-20-2009, 07:18 PM
for the habibko,miurritita 'n m(ellow)y sake hope he'll lose in first round.kevin anderson,we need you on rg.

wasn't I the best poster in MTF for you? :awww: :hug:

prafull
05-20-2009, 07:33 PM
QF loss to someone like Wawrinka, Ferrer or Verdasco

Guga_fan
05-20-2009, 07:51 PM
yeah, I mean seriously who could beat him before the semis, Davydenko? Roddick? Del Pony? Verdasco?

I'm not even convinced about Djokovic, he is surely not the favorite going into the match with Fed.
Davydenko obviously CAN beat Federer, he probably won't if they meet though. Federer this year is not nearly as good on clay as in 2007 and Davydenko could have beaten him then on RG (but choked). Verdasco may also have a chance if he doesn't choke, Federer's clay form this year is not that impressive.

I can't say about Djokovic, because I don't know how he'll deal with his last loss to Nadal, but if he plays as he has been playing in this clay season he should win. He beat Federer when playing horribly in Rome this year and he's already beaten Federer in straight sets in a Slam. But both players are not very consistent nowadays, any of them could win a possible match in RG.

zlaja777
05-20-2009, 08:03 PM
Depends on draw. If he plays Djoko, than semis, if not than his chances to take it are better than ever.

Har-Tru
05-20-2009, 08:41 PM
La finale. You heard it here first.

born_on_clay
05-20-2009, 08:53 PM
He will lose in semis to Djokovic

Chiseller
05-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Can't see anyone who'll beat him before the final.

Certinfy
05-20-2009, 08:56 PM
He'll win it.

tennizen
05-20-2009, 09:07 PM
Sf

DrJules
05-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Semi-final or final. Not sure Djokovic would be a bigger threat than Murray. The defense of Murray troubles Federer.

Arkulari
05-20-2009, 09:22 PM
Djoko is a bigger threat than Muzza 'cuz Muzza doesn't move well on clay, so his defense isn't as effective as it is on HC ;)

Sunset of Age
05-20-2009, 09:43 PM
He'll make the final quite easily as usual but Rafa will be too good again over 5 sets on his best surface. Murray isn't a threat here and will do well to make the quarters. Djokovic is the only one who can beat him before the final and even though he's playing really well at the moment i just can't see Novak beating Federer in such a big match over 5 sets.

My thoughts exactly. Still... you just never know. Any player once in a while may run into an unexpected defeat. We've become rather used to the same fellows showing up there over-and-over again, and however sad it will make me, one time it will end eventually.
Hopefully Feds indeed makes it to the final - it might well be (one of) his last shot(s).

mark73
05-20-2009, 09:45 PM
federer will get his hands on nadals shorts and shrink them. Nadals movement will be so poor that he will win.:)

NadalSharapova
05-20-2009, 10:25 PM
24 dilluded fedtards.

He will lose in semi or final

Vida
05-20-2009, 11:43 PM
depends on how big of a war he goes through before he blows out.

MrChopin
05-20-2009, 11:58 PM
I agree with johnny_dhk, except to the list of threats I would like to add Monfils, Roddick, Robredo, Wawrinka, Ferrer, Gasquet, and Nalbandian.

I'm going to vote hoping for a reverse-jinx, so "Slam #14".

«Ivan»
05-21-2009, 12:00 AM
wasn't I the best poster in MTF for you? :awww: :hug:

you were but since you started to write nonsences:



I'm not even convinced about Djokovic, he is surely not the favorite going into the match with Fed.

i'm fan of nole but he's not my god.i want(at least) 0,1% objectivity from you just ONCE.nole has surely equal going into the...
mr.habibko says nole surely...?you're president of experts or what?i think you should phone nole 'n tell him not to bother(because he can suck,you know)

cocrcici
05-21-2009, 12:04 AM
far far away;)

Albop
05-21-2009, 12:43 AM
Semis at best.

MarcosBaghdatis
05-21-2009, 12:46 AM
Final, and then losing to Nadal, same prediction as last year.

w78dexon_y
05-21-2009, 04:04 AM
R64

moon language
05-21-2009, 04:10 AM
bounced out by Donald Young in the qualies

Mechlan
05-21-2009, 06:53 AM
QF. His consistency is not what it was. One of these times a close match will go against him in a slam, and I have the feeling it's going to be here.

Foxy
05-21-2009, 07:54 AM
Why the hell winning RG option is included in the poll??? :shrug:

Yves.
05-21-2009, 07:55 AM
At the least a final, perhaps a title...

dylan24
05-21-2009, 08:59 AM
he could go all the way

Serenidad
05-21-2009, 09:27 AM
bounced out by Donald Young in the qualies

I had to come back and quote this not for the comedic value, but did Donald Young even qualify for qualifying?

I'm being serious here.

habibko
05-21-2009, 09:38 AM
you were but since you started to write nonsences:

i'm fan of nole but he's not my god.i want(at least) 0,1% objectivity from you just ONCE.nole has surely equal going into the...
mr.habibko says nole surely...?you're president of experts or what?i think you should phone nole 'n tell him not to bother(because he can suck,you know)

Fed is not my god either, and I was completely objective in my post, I'm not even the only one who says that:

He is in 3 set matches on clay now, but not 5 set matches. Fed is still the favourite over 5 sets.

My point exactly. The chances are 60-40 for Fed, should he meet Nole in SF!

Well since Djok is 1-2 against Fed on clay and they have never played a 5 set clay match, I'd give the edge to Federer right now. Murray has not faced Fed on clay, and I agree with you, both Murray and Simon give up to much of the court to beat Fed in 5 on clay. Verdasco, a BIG maybe simply from a mental perspective. Still give Fed the edge. And indeed, we will see.

if you don't believe me, MacTheKnife is known for his objectivity and he is a fan of neither player (as far as I know), so take his word for it, not mine :)

ossie
05-21-2009, 09:48 AM
28 believers...

-LOVETENNIS-
05-21-2009, 09:51 AM
FEDEX Will Take The RG Trophy!!


CAROLINE WILL TAKE WOMENS TITLE... ;)

Commander Data
05-21-2009, 10:19 AM
Why the hell winning RG option is included in the poll??? :shrug:

How to hell did you manage to get internet in your padded cell :confused:

Acer
05-21-2009, 10:33 AM
You can't be really sure with Roger these days. Though unlike in other tournaments, in a GS he has the chance of improving as he advances through the early rounds. I'd give him a good chance of reaching the SF, maybe even the final.

Matt01
05-21-2009, 12:04 PM
Why the hell winning RG option is included in the poll??? :shrug:

Because even a blind man may sometimes hit the mark. :shrug:

And besides he just won Madrid by beating a tired Nadal. :wavey:

superslam77
05-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Because even a blind man may sometimes hit the mark. :shrug:

And besides he just won Madrid by beating a tired Nadal. :wavey:

so if it's possible for the Rafa to get tired in 3 sets, how it's not possible for him to get tired playing 5 someday?

Matt01
05-21-2009, 12:16 PM
so if it's possible for the Rafa to get tired in 3 sets, how it's not possible for him to get tired playing 5 someday?


Rafa was tired against Roger because he had a long, exhausting match the day before. At RG he will get a day off every other day. :)

superslam77
05-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Rafa was tired against Roger because he had a long, exhausting match the day before. At RG he will get a day off every other day. :)

Fair enough, but contrary to most i know he can't win forever.. i doubt his speed will be the same once he gets past 25.

habibko
05-21-2009, 12:21 PM
the poll is awfully close, I certainly didn't expect that, seems Madrid had a great effect on the FedEx bandwagon :cool:

cocrcici
05-21-2009, 12:23 PM
He will win Wimbledon:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/179021-a-deal-between-roger-federer-and-novak-djokovic

superslam77
05-21-2009, 12:25 PM
the poll is awfully close, I certainly didn't expect that, seems Madrid had a great effect on the FedEx bandwagon :cool:

some MTF member are much into knee-jerk reactions, it's obvious that fed is playing better than last year. but one win vs nadal and fed is back, should he lose and he has to retire :rolleyes:...

habibko
05-21-2009, 12:41 PM
some MTF member are much into knee-jerk reactions, it's obvious that fed is playing better than last year. but one win vs nadal and fed is back, should he lose and he has to retire :rolleyes:...

I agree with you, Fed is certainly playing better than last year, one thing is for sure: the expected Fedal final will be much closer than last year.

oh and about your sig, martyr..? :rolleyes: :tape:

marcRD
05-21-2009, 12:46 PM
Rafa was tired against Roger because he had a long, exhausting match the day before. At RG he will get a day off every other day. :)

How about if it rains the whole day and semis are played one day before the final?

Federer and Del Potro play for 1 hours 30 minutes 6-3 6-0 6-4 while Djokovic and Nadal play 5 hours 5-7 6-4 6-4 7-6.

Who would be the favorite on sunday?

I could even make it fair, Federer plays lets say Verdasco for 5 hours and Nadal plays Djokovic for 5 hours, I still think Federer would be fresh on sunday compared to Nadal.

habibko
05-21-2009, 12:56 PM
How about if it rains the whole day and semis are played one day before the final?

Federer and Del Potro play for 1 hours 30 minutes 6-3 6-0 6-4 while Djokovic and Nadal play 5 hours 5-7 6-4 6-4 7-6.

Who would be the favorite on sunday?

I could even make it fair, Federer plays lets say Verdasco for 5 hours and Nadal plays Djokovic for 5 hours, I still think Federer would be fresh on sunday compared to Nadal.

well there is more than one scenario that would help Federer, the fact that Fed is good enough to take advantage of many situations is very encouraging, not many players can beat a tired or less than 100% Nadal on clay that's for sure.

oh and Fed would NEVER take 5 hours to beat Verdasco..

robiht
05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
SF or Final 90%,5% win,5% Quarter or before

Almost 30% users of the Mentennisforums vote for Roger to win.Thats ridiculously high. :haha: :haha: :haha:

He can win only, if Nadal has a major injury or illness, like compound fracture or swine flu :)

Maybe +2% for Roger if Nadal plays in the QF against Verdasco 5 hours battle,then again in the SF against Djoko 6 or 7 hours,5 setter,all tiebreak 7-6,6-7,6-7,7-6,14-12 and then in the final maybe! he can win against Nadal or Djoko...

manuel84
05-21-2009, 04:25 PM
Rogelio in excelsis in Paris

Mint Chip
05-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Hopefully it will be someone else in the final besides Nadal. Nadal winning for the fifth time will be painfully dreadful

johnny_dhk
05-21-2009, 06:12 PM
Nadal winning the calendar slam this year will be the best thing for tennis.

habibko
05-22-2009, 08:45 PM
should be more clear now :cool:

Sapeod
05-22-2009, 08:52 PM
Nadal winning the calendar slam this year will be the best thing for tennis.
No. It will destroy tennis.

casabe
05-22-2009, 09:44 PM
Rafa was tired against Roger because he had a long, exhausting match the day before. At RG he will get a day off every other day. :)
So the rain can beat nadal, is federer`s only hope:rolleyes:

FedFan_2007
05-22-2009, 09:49 PM
the GOAT Alberto Martin will stun him R1 in 3 easy sets.

Sapeod
05-22-2009, 10:47 PM
the GOAT Alberto Martin will stun him R1 in 3 easy sets.
Albert Martin couldn't stun Federer if he used a stun gun. He's that bad.

safinafan
05-23-2009, 01:29 AM
semi by Nole.

luie
05-23-2009, 02:52 AM
Not very far rafa has the easiest draw known to mankind,sad really a lot of spanish to worship him rather than play tennis,poor federer he will be taken out by PHM.

Albop
05-23-2009, 02:54 AM
Federer will be Martinazed in 1st round.

gjr
05-23-2009, 04:22 AM
Looking at the draw he should make the semi. If Nole gets there also it could go the whole distance but I'd still fancy Fed to make the final.

Obviously if Rafa's on the other side of the net in the final it's another losers plate for Fed.

Mr. Oracle
05-23-2009, 06:14 AM
Nole will rip Fed a new one in 4, maybe 3.

Kip
05-23-2009, 07:12 AM
He'll finally get it! :cool:

unknowndiamond
05-23-2009, 07:15 AM
I have a feeling this is the title for Nadal to lose.Just don't know who will win it ( maybe Fed). My prediction is Nadal lost to someone in QF :rolleyes:,and that man will face Fed/Nole in Final :angel:.
(My first post and I hope it doesn't bother anyone ) :wavey:

w78dexon_y
05-23-2009, 07:22 AM
I have a feeling this is the title for Nadal to lose.Just don't know who will win it ( maybe Fed). My prediction is Nadal lost to someone in QF :rolleyes:,and that man will face Fed/Nole in Final :angel:.
(My first post and I hope it doesn't bother anyone ) :wavey:

no it doesn't. I like your bravado.

Your very first post and predictions that the clay court god is going to be upset early?!

Well, you might be right, only the god knows? And that q/f guy is Verdasco. (to pay him back for that awful Melbourne loss in five?).

Matt01
05-23-2009, 11:49 AM
So the rain can beat nadal, is federer`s only hope:rolleyes:


Pretty much yes.

Rafa#Uno:-)
05-23-2009, 01:15 PM
nole - fed semi is quit clear already
will be 5-setter......

nsidhan
05-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Everyone's saying Djokovic will beat Federer because of that "amazing" match he played against Nadal in Madrid. Yes they played great but it looked great because their styles are very similar - trying to go for winners from the back of the court + each player huffing and puffing to chase down every ball + less variety of shots.

Fed's style is different. He keeps the points short and has more variety. Djokovic cannot do the same to him.

Federer will reach the finals at least if not win RG. His finals performance will be his best ever.

Matt01
05-23-2009, 02:44 PM
Everyone's saying Djokovic will beat Federer because of that "amazing" match he played against Nadal in Madrid. Yes they played great but it looked great because their styles are very similar - trying to go for winners from the back of the court + each player huffing and puffing to chase down every ball + less variety of shots.

Fed's style is different. He keeps the points short and has more variety. Djokovic cannot do the same to him.

Federer will reach the finals at least if not win RG. His finals performance will be his best ever.


:rolleyes:

pica_pica
05-23-2009, 02:54 PM
I have a feeling this is the title for Nadal to lose.Just don't know who will win it ( maybe Fed). My prediction is Nadal lost to someone in QF :rolleyes:,and that man will face Fed/Nole in Final :angel:.
(My first post and I hope it doesn't bother anyone ) :wavey:
Brave first post.
Not a sin to express your sixth sense or gut feeling.
But I reckon that's highly unlikely to happen.

Ad Wim
05-23-2009, 03:00 PM
Everyone's saying Djokovic will beat Federer because of that "amazing" match he played against Nadal in Madrid.

No, also because of his two finals in MC and Rome and his win in Belgrade. And his very high quality of play in the last weeks.

You're overestimating Federer because of the win in Madrid against a very tired Nadal and with a crap draw till the final.

finishingmove
05-23-2009, 04:33 PM
Nadal winning the calendar slam this year will be the best thing for tennis.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Fanboys_ver2.jpg/200px-Fanboys_ver2.jpg

«Ivan»
05-23-2009, 05:13 PM
Not very far rafa has the easiest draw known to mankind,sad really a lot of spanish to worship him rather than play tennis,poor federer he will be taken out by PHM.

eurosport:federer has luck of the draw:
federer-luck-draw (http://www.eurosport.yahoo.com/23052009/58/french-open-reed-federer-luck-draw.html)

Avon
05-23-2009, 05:47 PM
Everyone's saying Djokovic will beat Federer because of that "amazing" match he played against Nadal in Madrid. Yes they played great but it looked great because their styles are very similar - trying to go for winners from the back of the court + each player huffing and puffing to chase down every ball + less variety of shots.

Fed's style is different. He keeps the points short and has more variety. Djokovic cannot do the same to him.

Federer will reach the finals at least if not win RG. His finals performance will be his best ever.

Djokovic will have dropped out before the semi-final. The question is why? He could not finish the match as it was a bit sunny or dropped out as it was totally unrealistic for him to be expected to play 2 games in 2 days.
However Federer will still fail at semi-final stage

TennisViewer531
05-23-2009, 05:56 PM
This is more of a wishful thinking but I'm rooting for Federer to win..
I think another question that comes to mind is: Will Federer cry if he wins FO?

Noleta
05-23-2009, 06:35 PM
With a draw like that he should make the final with a lot of energy to spare;)

Matt01
05-23-2009, 08:59 PM
eurosport:federer has luck of the draw:
federer-luck-draw (http://www.eurosport.yahoo.com/23052009/58/french-open-reed-federer-luck-draw.html)


LOL.
Eurosport :worship:

heya
05-23-2009, 09:18 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/multimedia/default_video.asp?videoid=1249
Trophy Wife divorcer-Canteen Boy Roddick is going to make Federer cry his red face off.

He 'may' be desperate for some cash per interview, because no one's dumbassed enough to take him seriously.

RobyBaggio
05-24-2009, 12:28 AM
Roger Federer will probably build on the momentum achieved in Madrid and my guess is that he will finally overcome Nadal in two weeks time. The reasoning for this prediction -which many of you unjustly would call wild- is the following:

a) Except for last year FO final (post-mono Fed), Federer has always had a more than merely decent shot at Nadal. 2006 (including the 6-1 in the first set) and 2007 were close encounters; Nadal didn't brush him aside. Besides that, Roger went really close in Rome (including a 6-0). Hamburg and Monte Carlo last year were also more Federer's loss than Rafa's wins, as he led in ALL 4 sets by a break or more. And here we come to the main problem: Roger has troubles finishing it against Rafa, as Nadal has mentally been stronger than him. At times, like Hamburg last year, it seemed as if Roger was getting scared to actually grab the win when he was in position to do so.

b) The statistics in point A show that Roger's clay court game is not that much inferior to Nadal as the media and fans believe. If you are that much inferior, you don't hand the superior player 6-0 on that surface. You won't beat him twice in masters series finals. Thus, although not suggesting that Nadal isn´t the better clay courter, the thesis of his game´s unbeatability on that surface can be put aside. The matter is mental.

c)This brings us to the following thesis: Roger's decline is all in his head and the seed of disruption and despair has been planted by Rafa. Almost exclusively meeting Rafa on clay resulted with each defeat in Federer believing even more that he couldn't beat the Spaniard when he came to the business end of the sets and matches. This belief came to a highlight when a post-mono Fed, also having been beaten by some nobodies last year, got a proper beat down last year. That hurt his confidence so much that he lost Wimbledon to him, as he was actually affraid to win the first two sets. He began playing properly in the third set. With that loss, Rafa's seeds grew into a small bush and became a jungle when they went Down Under, as he saw Rafa growing bigger and bigger across the court. Lets not forget that Roger was a break up in both sets 1 and 3 that were eventually won by Rafa.

In the meantime, Murray and Djokovic crept into that jungle and started spreading seeds of their own. His 4 losses to them occured in the exact same fashion: Roger a break up in the set in which Roger should have finished it (and in three occasions also a set up) only to hand it away himself. Therefore, all the stories about them having figured his game out and other comparable claims are really groundless. They have figured out one thing though: how to get on his nerve and make him implode. Only, Roger is so overly confident that he is better than those two, that they will never beat a healthy Roger at a Grand Slam 5-setter prior to his 30th birthday.

d) Roger finally got his act together and grabbed an axe and went to the jungle of Madrid and he began disposing of some big Nadal-trees there. Rafa's tiredness, the altitude and whatever else don't count for Roger. What counts is that he beat the guy that had started his decline. He beat Nadal. On clay. In Spain. Because he kept his nerve and he kept his faith in his abilities. Because he didn't think of the past, but just about the here and the now. He didn't play any better than Hamburg last year, and Nadal didn't play worse; the difference only was that Roger finished the sets the way he started them. This loss may not mean too much to Rafa, but to Roger his win means the world. It means confidence and it means eagerness to get rid of the rest of the jungle and reassert his authority even beyond the 2007 proportions.

e) This confidence boom, and this refound finishing touch, along with his mission to 1) finally win Roland Garros 2) equal Pete's record 3) reassert his authority and 4) finally dismiss of Nadal and that on the eve of Wimbeldon, make him a more dangerous man than Nadal, who is going for his fifth straight. Nadal hasn't got anything to prove there. Roger everything. He is a man on a mission. Not just a mission, but the mission of his life.

This is not to say that he is the favourite, absolutely not.It would be crazy to declare Nadal anything but the overwhelming favourite. But it does make Federer more dangerous than before, more eager...there's more at stake this time around. A lot more.

It is also not to say that if Fed fails again his career is finished. No, sweet revenge can be attained on his beloved Holy Grass or in New York.

What this thread solely and only implies is that last week's win is most probably going to make this year's FO final a spectacular event. And it is only right that Djokovic falls into Federer's half, as he can set the record straight with a lesser pain in the a** first, and with that restoring his confidence to higher levels and getting his mission really going.

Just remember where you first read the explanation of why Fed finally conquered Paris in 2009.

GlennMirnyi
05-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Federer's best shot at winning RG is a 7.62x39 mm AK 47 bullet. Uranium-tipped.

Sapeod
05-24-2009, 12:36 AM
Federer's best shot at winning RG is a 7.62x39 mm AK 47 bullet. Uranium-tipped.
So, it's good then? :D

leng jai
05-24-2009, 12:36 AM
I read the whole OP. I really did. Yep yep.

GlennMirnyi
05-24-2009, 12:39 AM
So, it's good then? :D

If he's paying someone to shoot Nadull and Faker with that, then yeah.

mark73
05-24-2009, 12:39 AM
How can you claim both a) that federer will overcome nadal and
b) that nadal is the overwhelming favourite.

If you believe he is the favourite you have to believe he will beat federer.

Sapeod
05-24-2009, 12:42 AM
If he's paying someone to shoot Nadull and Faker with that, then yeah.
He's winning it then.

RobyBaggio
05-24-2009, 12:44 AM
Mark, those two claims aren't contradictive. A favourite will not always win. And an underdog will not always lose. Or else, matches would not be played at all. Besides, the probablity that Federer is going to implode may be higher than him holding his nerve. But as a guess, I go for him finally doing the job.

RobyBaggio
05-24-2009, 12:46 AM
I read the whole OP. I really did. Yep yep.

You can also not reply. Did you know that?

Nichele Hull
05-24-2009, 12:46 AM
It would be horrible if Nadal and The Faker would lose and that he would still lose to someone like Mathieu or Chardy :o

mark73
05-24-2009, 12:50 AM
i guess we define favourite differently. If I believed someone was likely to win he would be the favourite (in my opinion not necesarily the publics)

mark73
05-24-2009, 12:51 AM
I think your defining favourite ..as in the bookies favourite.

Roddickominator
05-24-2009, 12:51 AM
People say this every year. Federer isn't beating Nadal in a 5-set match on clay unless Nadal is fairly severely hampered by injury.

mark73
05-24-2009, 12:57 AM
Wait a minute of course a favourite will not always win..it means given that if he plays say ten times he will win most of the time. If you believe nadal is the favourite then you have to take odds on him..and not go for the guy who's less likely to win(thoiugh possibly to win).

mark73
05-24-2009, 01:00 AM
I obviously like analyzing concepts...lol.
I think federer is not as good as he was in 2007..and despite winning hamburg he lost.
Nadal will win barring injuries.

habibko
05-24-2009, 01:02 AM
all aboard the Fedex bandwagon :drive:

Har-Tru
05-24-2009, 01:03 AM
Federer's best shot at winning RG is a 7.62x39 mm AK 47 bullet. Uranium-tipped.

I read the whole OP. I really did. Yep yep.

:haha: :worship:

Beforehand
05-24-2009, 01:09 AM
I personally think the best way for Roger to win RG would be to win every round.

FlameOn
05-24-2009, 03:25 AM
I hope that Djokovic beats him in the semis. I put that as my vote.

I actually dreamed last night that Federer beat Djokovic in the semifinal in 4 sets and then went on to win the event because Nadal had to withdraw from the final due to injury.

unknowndiamond
05-24-2009, 04:38 AM
no it doesn't. I like your bravado.

Your very first post and predictions that the clay court god is going to be upset early?!

Well, you might be right, only the god knows? And that q/f guy is Verdasco. (to pay him back for that awful Melbourne loss in five?).

Brave first post.
Not a sin to express your sixth sense or gut feeling.
But I reckon that's highly unlikely to happen.

Thanks guy!
Of course that's just my feeling and I admit it unlikely happen! But who know :rolleyes:.I remember back to 2002 or 2001,first time I see Roger when he just rank 18 or 19, I had feeling that he would won GS someday and become a great player.None of my friend beleive that and Wow he did better than I expected :eek:.
Now there one guy in Nadal'draw make me have the same feeling like before.His game is interesting to see, and although his result not that good,I believe he has potential to beat anybody on tour.
Well,maybe my feeling just get me wrong or it come too soon this time, but who know :).RG 's about to start and we will see :cool:

modern tennis
05-24-2009, 05:33 AM
Thanks guy!
Of course that's just my feeling and I admit it unlikely happen! But who know :rolleyes:.I remember back to 2002 or 2001,first time I see Roger when he just rank 18 or 19, I had feeling that he would won GS someday and become a great player.None of my friend beleive that and Wow he did better than I expected :eek:.
Now there one guy in Nadal'draw make me have the same feeling like before.His game is interesting to see, and although his result not that good,I believe he has potential to beat anybody on tour.
Well,maybe my feeling just get me wrong or it come too soon this time, but who know :).RG 's about to start and we will see :cool:

who is that guy?

Macbrother
05-24-2009, 05:33 AM
People say this every year. Federer isn't beating Nadal in a 5-set match on clay unless Nadal is fairly severely hampered by injury.

It's like watching the old movie. You hope he makes it this time.

Nothing is set in stone however and nothing is impossible. Best of luck to ya, Roger!

modern tennis
05-24-2009, 06:08 AM
anybody but federer, anybody! i just cannot stand that guy. his stupid little smug toothless grin and his personal attacks and character assassinations on fellow players(murray, djokovic, nadal, del potro, hewitt, nalbandian, wawrinka, davydenko, gonzalez, roddick, blake, jankovic etc etc etc) week in and week out is just.....ENOUGH! no wonder peter lundgren described federer as a spoilt little brat that has temper problems. the guy has never changed, still the old jealous ratbag that hates to see other people doing well and being successful. federer is the typical elitist, thinking they are superior humans to everyone else and we should kiss their feet. he forgot the people that helped him get to the top the second he reached number 1, in a 'im too good and too superior to u now' kind of way.

i would say federer is probably the most arrogant and self absorbed male tennis player in the history of the tennis.
federer is the SELF PROCLAIMED greatest player ever. i have never heard any athlete saying that they are the best ever in their respective sport than federer in tennis.

for once i would like him to congratulate his opponent after a loss and say well played, but his jealousy and ego cannot handle it, instead he cries to get sympathy and divert the attention his way.
its just awful sportsmanship.
the people that gave this guy the sportsmanship awards must have donkey brains. he is the last person that should get those awards.

this is not about nadal fans or murray fans or djokovic fans, its about federer, as i said before, federer is the typical elitist.

Ackms421
05-24-2009, 06:09 AM
He shouldn't get past Djokovic in the semis. Though, Madrid really screwed everything up. It was all so straight-forward before that. But, I'm not sure how much stock can really be placed in Madrid. No matter who wants to forget about it, Nadal was tired, and the conditions there are much faster. Roland Garros is a different ballgame...

heya
05-24-2009, 09:35 AM
anybody but federer, anybody! i just cannot stand that guy. his stupid little smug toothless grin and his personal attacks and character assassinations on fellow players(murray, djokovic, nadal, del potro, hewitt, nalbandian, wawrinka, davydenko, gonzalez, roddick, blake, jankovic etc etc etc) week in and week out is just.....ENOUGH! no wonder peter lundgren described federer as a spoilt little brat that has temper problems. the guy has never changed, still the old jealous ratbag that hates to see other people doing well and being successful. federer is the typical elitist, thinking they are superior humans to everyone else and we should kiss their feet. he forgot the people that helped him get to the top the second he reached number 1, in a 'im too good and too superior to u now' kind of way.

i would say federer is probably the most arrogant and self absorbed male tennis player in the history of the tennis.
federer is the SELF PROCLAIMED greatest player ever. i have never heard any athlete saying that they are the best ever in their respective sport than federer in tennis.

for once i would like him to congratulate his opponent after a loss and say well played, but his jealousy and ego cannot handle it, instead he cries to get sympathy and divert the attention his way.
its just awful sportsmanship.
the people that gave this guy the sportsmanship awards must have donkey brains. he is the last person that should get those awards.

this is not about nadal fans or murray fans or djokovic fans, its about federer, as i said before, federer is the typical elitist.
Yes. I called out Roddick's constant lies
and apologies for Federer. I sent him my
words in his bullcrap twitter site. He used his twitter to promote Federer and Roddick's sycophant friends. He hardly acknowledges Nadal. Roddick's distracting wife's twitter with him increases the luck for upcoming Federer matches. So much of Federer's arrogance and stupidity came from the Roddick ass-kissing, bad injuries and atrocious worse unathleticness.

FedFan_2007
05-24-2009, 09:37 AM
heya & modern tennis = prime candidates for 2009 ACC. "toothless grin", "atrocious worse unathleticness", "old jealous ratbag". Genius work morons.

Mateya
05-24-2009, 10:29 AM
The answer you are looking for is:
3rd round

Mathieu def. Federer
3-6 6-3 7-5 4-6 6-3


I would give pretty much anything to see a similar scoreline someday. :)

habibko
05-31-2009, 10:05 PM
little did I know, this "or someone else" I unwillingly wrote in the poll will suddenly have such a huge significance on the outcome of RG 2009...

TheMightyFed
05-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Very far...

hasanahmad
06-01-2009, 10:03 AM
worship me!!!!

Jimnik
06-01-2009, 03:04 PM
I predict he won't drop more than a set for the rest of the tournament. He's had his wake-up call, that's all he needs.

andylovesaustin
06-01-2009, 03:08 PM
For me, it's not a question of how Federer will do because we know how Federer will do.


For me, it's more about how the other players will handle playing against him. Tommy Haas just didn't have the confidence to take it to Federer in that third set. He got nervous--big time. He went away--big time.

The only way the remaining players will beat Federer is if they have confidence enough in their own game and sustain it--probably over 5 sets.

ExpectedWinner
06-07-2009, 07:38 PM
It is much, much more likely current N2 to lose before the final than winning it even Nadal-less. Bookmark it!


:wavey: :haha: :haha:

Acer
06-07-2009, 07:39 PM
I.d.i.o.t.

chenx15
06-07-2009, 07:58 PM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

you are a god!:worship:

NYCtennisfan
06-07-2009, 08:50 PM
It is much, much more likely current N2 to lose before the final than winning it even Nadal-less. Bookmark it!

:eek:

RonE
06-08-2009, 05:04 PM
Hasanahmad for president :worship:

Corey Feldman
06-08-2009, 07:53 PM
anyone seen FOXY, adee-gee or Jogy ?

bokehlicious
06-08-2009, 08:12 PM
anyone seen FOXY, adee-gee or Jogy ?

Worried about Adam :awww: hope he's sane :scared:

scarecrows
06-08-2009, 08:19 PM
anyone seen FOXY, adee-gee or Jogy ?

poor Foxy, he'll have a hard time recovering from this

prima donna
06-08-2009, 08:25 PM
:lol:

Oh my.

bokehlicious
06-08-2009, 08:29 PM
This is absolutely true. I believe we should all be getting 10 dollars from hasanahmad if Federer isn't victorious at the 2009 Roland Garros. :worship:

Hasanahmad should got 10$ from every doubter, he'd be millionaire by now :worship:

MalwareDie
06-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Worried about Adam :awww: hope he's sane :scared:

I think I saw Black Adam congratulating Federer.

lina_seta
06-08-2009, 08:36 PM
worship me!!!!

:worship::worship::worship:
consider yourself worshipped

and a big
HA HA
on the face of all those non-believers! who said his chances were 0.000000005%

(yes i had to let it out)
:cool:

scarecrows
06-08-2009, 08:41 PM
I think I saw Black Adam congratulating Federer.

adam is adee-gee(k)

luie
06-09-2009, 01:43 AM
:haha: Maybe Nadal feels so sorry for him pathetically crying and decides to let him win RG for once :lol: Nadal's too nice... (Hope Fed draws Djoko and Djoko beats him tho... I want to see his reaction)
So how did you like his reaction.:D after madrid & RG09

luie
06-09-2009, 01:55 AM
Why the hell winning RG option is included in the poll??? :shrug::lol::lol::lol:

habibko
06-09-2009, 04:06 AM
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:worship:

I didn't even want to include this option in the poll at the beginning, but I'm glad I did :dance:

hasanahmad
06-09-2009, 06:13 AM
Yeah, and after that Richard Gasquet will go undefeated from Wimbledon to the end of the year.

When hell freezes over and Roger admits somthing is wrong, then does something about it - gets a (mental) coach etc.

I remember the same thread in 2006,2007 and 2008.

I guess its possible to happen sometimes if there is the same thread every year.

This annual scenario is getting to be a tad like the boy who cried wolf.

Roger won't win. Someone will bump this thread in jest when it doesn't happen. Life will go on.

I dont think so, unless Nadal pulls out or dies

This is absolutely true. I believe we should all be getting 10 dollars from hasanahmad if Federer isn't victorious at the 2009 Roland Garros. :worship:

If you would say Israeli Open 2009, or Greek Open 2009... or ...,
I would believe too... :)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20090607/ten-french-open/images/XROG19306071550.jpg

Gnomey
06-09-2009, 06:48 AM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

Amazement. :worship:

Art&Soul
06-09-2009, 07:25 AM
You can bookmark this thread for future reference but there is great reason to believe that Federer will win the 2009 French Open. Why is this going to happen? Its because Nadal's dominance will come to and end in the middle end of the Clay season with a defeat at the hands of someone other than federer, and then the downfall will begin.

:yeah::yeah::yeah: