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Poll: How many Grand Slams could Fit-Dave have won?

2003
08-12-2010, 05:36 AM
Have we ever seen Fit Dave at a grand slam?

The way the guy is playing at the moment is insane. He would blast almost anyone off the court.

But the problem is we have only really seen Fat Dave at grand slams in recent history, and even then he was pretty good, making all the semis at all the Grand Slams.

Watching his tennis is like poetry in motion, he is easily the most naturally talented Tennis player since Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl. His shotmaking is GOAT worthy.

I think he would have at least 5 slams, and would have taken one of Nadals French Opens, 2006 perhaps.

He also would have won 2003 US Open for sure.

This is all assuming he would have avoided some injuries. But I honestly believe being cardiovascularly fit, and dropping some pounds would have gone a long way to avoiding some of those injuries.

It seems, sadly, the only time the ladies man decided to activate Fit Dave was for his 2003 TV Spot with the horny massuese :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWHfB1REtbc

So how many slams would Fit Dave have won?

I know he dispatched Federer at 2003 AO, but he would have been a real chance to take it to Aggassi in that final if he had been there. No one stood up at that tournament.

kooties
08-12-2010, 05:45 AM
none

Johnny Groove
08-12-2010, 05:46 AM
All of them.

Obviously.

paseo
08-12-2010, 05:55 AM
Goat.

HKz
08-12-2010, 06:09 AM
Fit-Dave? Who gives a shit about Fit-Dave. The actual issue is Choker-Dave. The real question is how many slams could he have won if Choker-Dave never came out? Don't be an idiot, there have been numerous occasions where he was fine and fit.

Roddickominator
08-12-2010, 06:11 AM
Tennis is not his passion...so he gets out of shape. It's a mental issue. He has won as many Slams as he should have, which is zero.

Obviously he had the talent to win several, but there are plenty of underachievers on the tour.

FiBeR
08-12-2010, 06:19 AM
overall i can think of 8

Real shots/wasted chances:

2002 Wimbledon* (green, washed up nalbandian losing to hewitt.. he could have, got to the final but not mentally ready. unfortunately got squashed by hewitt)
2003 US Open (got robbed against roddick, F vs Ferrero = easily best shot)
2004 Roland Garros (injured against Gaudio in SF, if he had won and coria had collapsed as well, then there you go)
2004 Australian Open (found an amazing federer, would have destroyed anybody else iin the draw= SF Ferrero, F tired safin )
2006 Australian Open (wasted an incredible match against baghdatis and coming off a 5 set win vs fed at tmc.. i remember fed didnt play well that final vs baghdatis still not sure about it)


longer shots:


2003 Australian Open ( :o off day vs Schuettler, tired Roddick in SF, Agassi in F? who knows)
2005 Australian Open (QF loss 8-10 vs hewitt, SF vs Roddick and F vs In form Safin-the-zone)
2006 Roland Garros (retired in the semis vs federer after schooling the swiss maestro at the start of the match, then suddenly after set up break up, faded. injury. considered longer shot since he would have had to fight off nadal in the final)


those are the slams i recall with nalbandian playing with decent chances of achieving a slam. the rest it was easy to predict he would lose. IMO of course, these are the "fit dave's" slam.

borracho
08-12-2010, 08:43 AM
If he would have won 1 or 2 already it is a different story, but since he has won none there is no need to assume he would have won some to begin with.

born_on_clay
08-12-2010, 08:51 AM
multiple

Priam
08-12-2010, 09:01 AM
Don't write him off yet. He still could sneak one in.

Action Jackson
08-12-2010, 09:02 AM
Would have

Could have

Should have

Maybe

latso
08-12-2010, 09:05 AM
If the guy was Fed-fit, he would have had half a dozen slams imo

It's clear that the guy is brilliant when on

Orysbestos
08-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Fit-Dave? Who gives a shit about Fit-Dave. The actual issue is Choker-Dave. The real question is how many slams could he have won if Choker-Dave never came out? Don't be an idiot, there have been numerous occasions where he was fine and fit.

Right on.

Kolya
08-12-2010, 09:37 AM
1 billion.

Elena.
08-12-2010, 09:55 AM
Tennis is not his passion...so he gets out of shape. It's a mental issue. He has won as many Slams as he should have, which is zero.

Obviously he had the talent to win several, but there are plenty of underachievers on the tour.


I think like this post.
Sure he's remarkable when he's on :eek:

Persimmon
08-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Problem is entirely mental.

lazybear
08-12-2010, 01:29 PM
Voted more than 5, i think he is (was) more talented than Agassi. Now, even if i'm right (what is talent?) i don't think it means he deserves\deserved even one, just because he is so talented. Less gifted players could put it together for 2 weeks, mentally, phisically, he couldn't, not even once, though he was close a couple of times. He still have a puncher's chance to win one.

Serenidad
08-12-2010, 03:33 PM
None now. Brands is in the draw.

kooties
08-12-2010, 04:52 PM
honestly it's an insult to the people who've actually worked their asses off and got those slams.

2003
12-24-2011, 07:54 AM
If he would have won 1 or 2 already it is a different story, but since he has won none there is no need to assume he would have won some to begin with.

I disagree.

Look at how Fed got his feet wet. 2003 Wimbledon.

Dave had a 5 setter going into the final with Peak Lleyton Hewitt.

Fed got Phil A Poosis in his first final.

How could history have turned for Dave had he won that 2002 Wimbledon and then the 2003 US Open which he was ROBBED of.

When you look at it that way Dave could have had a stellar career, at least on par with Hewitt.

Instead hes got to settle for what history gave him.

Some people got it easier than others.

nalbyfan
12-24-2011, 08:46 AM
Problem is entirely mental.

His problem is not mental if not he wouldn't have won Master and wouldn't be a king in DC, a very tought competition which needs a strong mind to play in front of a noisy unamical foreign crowd sometimes