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Who can stop Federer before SF in Grand Slams?

Athletics1982
01-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Federer's 23 streak SF or better records is incrediable!! But then discuss this~~ No one really can stop Federer before SF in Grand Slams?? Let's discuss~~

Byrd
01-27-2010, 09:17 AM
Del Potro & maybe Cilic.

Fedsay
01-27-2010, 09:21 AM
If Delpo stays at number 5 he's obviously got the best chance.

The way things are going though Nadal could be number five soon. :eek:

Nadal Federer QF at Wimbledon? Now that would be interesting! :aparty:

whattheheck
01-27-2010, 09:34 AM
Best opportunity would be the early rounds, so you're looking at guys ranked 17 and below.

brithater
01-27-2010, 10:23 AM
One man.....Patrick Rafter. Lifetime record against Fed was/is 3-0. Come on Patty!!!! Good on ya mate!

Dyraise
01-27-2010, 10:31 AM
Nadal will be numeber 5 in Roland Garros.

el tenista
01-27-2010, 11:01 AM
If Delpo stays at number 5 he's obviously got the best chance.

The way things are going though Nadal could be number five soon. :eek:

Nadal Federer QF at Wimbledon? Now that would be interesting! :aparty:

A Nadal-Federer QF at RG would be even more interesting and dangerous for Fed's SF streak...

Sophocles
01-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Could see Nadal or Del Potro doing it at Roland Garros, but obviously that depends on their rankings.

Commander Data
01-27-2010, 11:04 AM
Nadal, Potro or Murray, depending on who is at 5th (and draws Feds quarter).

electronicmusic
01-27-2010, 11:09 AM
Nadal, Potro or Murray, depending on who is at 5th (and draws Feds quarter).

Commander, you have to change your sig. ;)

Goldenoldie
01-27-2010, 11:39 AM
Nadal at RG

prafull
01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Nadal @ RG

HarryMan
01-27-2010, 01:28 PM
I guess Rafael Nadal seems to be the only guy who can bring him down. Well if Nadal is out with injury and drops out of the top four, and Federer draws him at RG -- you can bet the streak ends right there.

vn01
01-27-2010, 02:38 PM
Well,may be Delpo,Roddic at hard,Tsonga,may be,and if Rafa is no.5

yuiwer
01-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Wawrinka in 5 sets.

chalkdust
01-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Yup, Rafa probably will be at 5 by RG. He has a lot of points to defend, three MS titles, one MS final, a 500 win, a 500 final. But Wimbledon's seeding system will help him, even though he missed last year, because Potty and Nole have such bad records there.

• Take ATP entry points after Queen's/Halle June 2010
• Add 100% points earned for all grass court tournament in the past 12 months
• Add 75% points earned for best grass court tournament in the 12 months before that.

So, e.g. Fed adds:
Wimby 2009 x 100%, 2008 x 75%
Halle 2010 (?) x 100%

etc.
Overall,
Fed is 2000 + 75% x 1400 = + 2350 (+ unknown Halle 2010, did not enter Halle 2009)
Rafa is 75% x 2000 = + 1500 (Wimby 08)
Muzza is 720 + 75% x (250 + 500) = + 1282.5 (Wimby 09 and 08, doubled points for 08, Queen's 09)
Nole is 360 + 75% x (70 + 150) = 415 (Wimby 09 and 08, doubled points for 08, Halle 09)
JMDP is 45 + 75% x 70 = 97.5 (Wimby 09 and 08, doubled points for 08)

In other words, Rafa has a big chance of being top 4 for Wimbledon seedings. So RG could be an interesting draw - it would be pretty funny if we got a Fed v. Rafa.

Renaud
01-27-2010, 04:25 PM
No one

dodo
01-27-2010, 05:34 PM
Its not like noone has ever stood a chance. Berdych and Haas just about had it. A big hitter "in the zone" is dangerous to anyone. Plenty of those around.

Henry Kaspar
01-27-2010, 05:36 PM
If he would have been handed Nadal's quarter-final opponent, who knows whether he'd be still in there.

dodo
01-27-2010, 05:46 PM
If he would have been handed Nadal's quarter-final opponent, who knows whether he'd be still in there.
what does Nadal need to (not) do to lose his Yokozuna rank?

Henry Kaspar
01-27-2010, 07:28 PM
what does Nadal need to (not) do to lose his Yokozuna rank?


He can't lose it -- Yokozuna is a rank for life.

Nadal could only be considered an "inactive" Yokozuna if he fails to make a GS semifinal, or two GS quarterfinals, over the course of a calendar year. This is quirk I thought up to remain somehow consistent with professional sumo. In sumo, a Yokozuna who does not perform up to standards any longer is normally "asked" to retire.

So until the US Open 2010 Nadal is safe.

tennisphilia
01-27-2010, 07:30 PM
Probably Rafa at the quarters of the 2010 French Open. Nadal's may not be in the top 4 by then and will be drawn to meet Fed in the quarters.

sheva07
01-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Vassallo Arguello or Giraldo.

serveandvolley80
01-27-2010, 07:37 PM
The only thing that is going to stop Federer is age, his level has dipped a bit since 07 and it cost him a few slams, barely though.

brithater
01-27-2010, 07:47 PM
It could happen any time. Thats why they play the matches. The problem is the the players playing Roger in those rounds dont believe it can. Until guys start believing it aint gonna happen. It will be a slow progression downwards for Roger. 20 slams is quite possible if he wants it bad enough. His game is still all there along with his body. All he needs be is hungry and confident.

Persimmon
01-27-2010, 09:51 PM
Nadal @ RG

Probably.