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Federer Grand Slam for 2012

nsidhan
11-27-2011, 10:47 PM
If you had a preference of 1 Slam that Fed should win in 2012, which would it be?

My vote is for Roland Garros. It is such a hard slam for anyone to win and it would say a lot about his fitness, mental aspect and tennis (point construction).

This is regardless of whether he plays Rafa in semis or finals.

sexybeast
11-27-2011, 10:48 PM
Roland Garros obviously, if Nadal is out he could very well win it.

FedvsNole
11-27-2011, 10:52 PM
actually i think it will depend at what point in the season roger can grab that number 2 seed. He's like 1300 points from nadal now. If he can grab it before roland garros they wont put nadal and fed in the same half and there's a great chance djoker and nadal will have a 5 hour semi with djoker out on top. fed would have a huge advantage and preference in playing djoker if this happened regardless if it was a grueling match novak had fed would prefer novak on clay.

Looner
11-27-2011, 10:56 PM
RG to make it two and shut everyone up. I would also love him to win the Aussie open for the set of 3 fives (3xAO, W, USO) or Wimbledon for his 7th.

There's so much on the line with each Fed contests, it's crazy. I would probably say RG. USO is the only one I would leave as last place preference.

JurajCrane
11-27-2011, 11:04 PM
I would be happy with a grandslam for Fed and it doesn´t mind which one it should be.

I also hope for Juan Martin Del Potro to take another one. This guy has so much potential.

Saberq
11-27-2011, 11:07 PM
actually i think it will depend at what point in the season roger can grab that number 2 seed. He's like 1300 points from nadal now. If he can grab it before roland garros they wont put nadal and fed in the same half and there's a great chance djoker and nadal will have a 5 hour semi with djoker out on top. fed would have a huge advantage and preference in playing djoker if this happened regardless if it was a grueling match novak had fed would prefer novak on clay.

only way he could win

barbadosan
11-27-2011, 11:11 PM
AO - to make at least 5 titles at each of 3 Grand Slams: AO, Wimby and USO

NID
11-27-2011, 11:12 PM
he will peak for wtf, the fifth slam. of sorts.

ChrisHan
11-27-2011, 11:15 PM
AO or RG...:)

yuri27
11-27-2011, 11:16 PM
I would be happy with a grandslam for Fed and it doesn´t mind which one it should be.

I also hope for Juan Martin Del Potro to take another one. This guy has so much potential.

I'd prefer Tsonga to win one,he has a more attractive game and has a far better record against the top 4 players than Del Potro.

I'm sorry but for now, Del Potro looks much more a one slam wonder than a multi-slams player.
If you exclude that (fluke?) GS won against a Federer who played probably his second worst match in a GS final (just after the FO 2008 final), i would say guys like Murray or even Tsonga have had better careers than Del Potro so far.

FedvsNole
11-27-2011, 11:28 PM
only way he could win


Maybe but roger has the advantage on clay even over a well rested novak since nole no longer has his movement advantage and the new babolat balls are fed's new best friend.

Saberq
11-27-2011, 11:31 PM
Maybe but roger has the advantage on clay even over a well rested novak since nole no longer has his movement advantage and the new babolat balls are fed's new best friend.

I disagree .....sure he beat him at this RG but that is an exception not the rule...Novak will beat Fed on clay with far less problem than on hard

FedvsNole
11-27-2011, 11:43 PM
I disagree .....sure he beat him at this RG but that is an exception not the rule...Novak will beat Fed on clay with far less problem than on hard

This is based on their 2011 form let me know what you agree or disagree on:

AO 2012/slow-medium hard court: advantage Nole

FO 2012: fed leads clay h2h 3-1 with RG 2011 most recnt

Wimbledon 2012: never played but i would give the edge to fed

US open 2012: very very close with 3-2 adv to fed and really it has been his match to lose the last two years.
This one really is 50/50 toss up.

thoughts?

Fuser59
11-27-2011, 11:44 PM
I disagree .....sure he beat him at this RG but that is an exception not the rule...Novak will beat Fed on clay with far less problem than on hard

Me thinks NOT! but I understand your point of view since he is your country hero...doesn't deserve the STATUE though...

Fuser59
11-27-2011, 11:45 PM
I would LOVE a 7th Wimby....or a 5th HAPPY SLAM :D

nsidhan
11-27-2011, 11:46 PM
I disagree .....sure he beat him at this RG but that is an exception not the rule...Novak will beat Fed on clay with far less problem than on hard

Fed is 3-1 vs. Novak on clay. As of now it is the rule :wavey:.

Sri
11-27-2011, 11:50 PM
Since we are hoping and wishing, why not all of them? http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Music/dancing-009.gif

guga2120
11-27-2011, 11:53 PM
Where's the nothing option?

nsidhan
11-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Where's the nothing option?

Check in the Rafa, Novak or Muzza thread.

abraxas21
11-28-2011, 12:12 AM
In order of priorities

RG
Wimby
AO
USO

federer would probly choose wimbledon though

Silvester
11-28-2011, 12:22 AM
RG to make it two and shut everyone up. I would also love him to win the Aussie open for the set of 3 fives (3xAO, W, USO) or Wimbledon for his 7th.

There's so much on the line with each Fed contests, it's crazy. I would probably say RG. USO is the only one I would leave as last place preference.


Agree here. a 2nd RG would be nice..a 5th AO would be nice, and so would a 7th Wimby...SO would another USO actually so hopefully he can win 1 more of each before he retires :D

Topspindoctor
11-28-2011, 12:26 AM
The only way for Olderer to win RG is if Nadal breaks his legs before the finals :wavey:

Arkulari
11-28-2011, 12:28 AM
I think he has a good shot at AO/USO, Wimbledon might be too slow for him nowadays.

Saberq
11-28-2011, 12:50 AM
Fed is 3-1 vs. Novak on clay. As of now it is the rule :wavey:.

that matters shit and you will see

guga2120
11-28-2011, 12:53 AM
that matters shit and you will see

Novak's level this year on clay was far better than Federer's. If he gets him next year especially before all those crazies in Paris. It will not some epic battle. Novak will roll through him on clay.

Saberq
11-28-2011, 01:11 AM
Novak's level this year on clay was far better than Federer's. If he gets him next year especially before all those crazies in Paris. It will not some epic battle. Novak will roll through him on clay.

of course....Fed fluked that RG match...he played superb but Novak was subpar and it got to him the streak and other stuff

Andresito
11-28-2011, 01:12 AM
RG.

Not only is my preference, but I also think that RG is the only GS he could win next year.

So, you know, sadly chances are really low...

fmolinari2005
11-28-2011, 01:17 AM
Check in the Rafa, Novak or Muzza thread.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh wait ... you put Muzza there. I shouldn't be laughing. :lol: :lol:

Raiden
11-28-2011, 01:52 AM
I'd prefer Tsonga to win one,he has a more attractive game and has a far better record against the top 4 players than Del Potro.

I'm sorry but for now, Del Potro looks much more a one slam wonder than a multi-slams player.
If you exclude that (fluke?) GS won against a Federer who played probably his second worst match in a GS final (just after the FO 2008 final), i would say guys like Murray or even Tsonga have had better careers than Del Potro so far.one slam wonder?
fluke?
worst match
XYZ has better career than a 22 year old player?

Mon Dieu, Yuri how did you manage to cram so much crappy, nonsensical tard clichés in so little amount of sentences? First of all not all who won one slam are one slam wonders. Doesn't apply to the likes of Delpo and Kvitova to name a few. And no, a Five setter final was not Fed's worst match. He had played worse and won slams. And of course he also had a couple of ugly slam finals he lost. In other words Yury you're talking out of your derriere.

But never mind I won't retaliate by pointing out the fact that your dearly beloved overweight one-celebration-wonder will always remain a clown and will never win anything relevant, will never achieve half of what Delpo achieved already despite massive adversity. Nor will I mention that he will never become even a one slam/one masters/one WTF wonder and in fact will not even win anything on the tour and only wakes up in the last two months of the season when half the players are dead tired or on vacation. Nor will I mention his's terrible service percentage, crappy backhand and frequent tendency to frame and shank on his forehand and hit one or two lucky lottery shots by hitting the ball as hard as possible without any precision and hope that the ball does not disappear into the net or goes out wide, which it does most of the time.

shiaben
11-28-2011, 01:56 AM
Australian Open. Not sure why.

Looner
11-28-2011, 02:30 AM
The only way for Olderer to win RG is if Nadal breaks his legs before the finals :wavey:

Or he can use his opportunities and (deservedly) win a RG against RN. If RN plays a SF with Djoke, I can see Feds winning. I don't really care if he beats a piggy or two on his way to another RG crown :wavey:.

sexybeast
11-28-2011, 02:32 AM
The only way for Olderer to win RG is if Nadal breaks his legs before the finals :wavey:

That is not so bad, Federer will be 31 and only the fact that he got a good chanse if playing the greatest claycourter of all time is avoided is all good for me, how many 31 year olds still got a chanse at all in RG of all tournaments?

tripwires
11-28-2011, 02:37 AM
Any Slam will do (more than 1 would be great) but I chose Wimbledon. It was where it all began. It would be amazing if he won another one.

SaFed2005
11-28-2011, 02:48 AM
This is based on their 2011 form let me know what you agree or disagree on:

AO 2012/slow-medium hard court: advantage Nole

FO 2012: fed leads clay h2h 3-1 with RG 2011 most recnt

Wimbledon 2012: never played but i would give the edge to fed

US open 2012: very very close with 3-2 adv to fed and really it has been his match to lose the last two years.
This one really is 50/50 toss up.

thoughts?

I agree with this. It's rather logical :)

rickcastle
11-28-2011, 02:54 AM
Another Roland Garros would be the best. If he gets it together enough for one match to actually finally beat Nadal in the finals, that would be the ultimate.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
11-28-2011, 02:59 AM
The only way for Olderer to win RG is if Nadal gets broken in by nole again :wavey:

fixed for ya and more accurate

tests
11-28-2011, 03:05 AM
Novak's level this year on clay was far better than Federer's. If he gets him next year especially before all those crazies in Paris. It will not some epic battle. Novak will roll through him on clay.

do you realize how much of a moron you sound like when you say things like "if he gets him next year especially before all those crazies?" A professional athlete (especially the caliber of novak djokovic) should not be bothered by some crowd support. It is a lame excuse.

federer beat novak fair and square. Deal with it, chump

rickcastle
11-28-2011, 03:29 AM
do you realize how much of a moron you sound like when you say things like "if he gets him next year especially before all those crazies?" A professional athlete (especially the caliber of novak djokovic) should not be bothered by some crowd support. It is a lame excuse.

federer beat novak fair and square. Deal with it, chump

Exactly... French crowd has a spectacular hate for Nadal but it didn't stop him from winning 6 Roland Garros and sticking it to the Parisians. Blaming the crowd is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

LinkMage
11-28-2011, 03:39 AM
Difficult.

AO: 5 slams in 3 different GS events would be great plus would surpass Agassi for most titles in AO in Open Era (now both tied with 4).

RG: 2 RG so that he has 2 carreer GS.

W: 7th title to tie with Sampras.

USO: 6th title to surpass Sampras and Connors.

Very difficult to choose.

Corey Feldman
11-28-2011, 03:41 AM
its not difficult at all

Wimbledon is 1,000,000 better than any other major, winning that means more than the other 3 together

FedvsNole
11-28-2011, 04:01 AM
Interestingly I was looking at the 3 slams that fed and nole played each other. Statistically Nole had his best match not at the AO but at the USO against fed. Moreover, Fed's worst statistical match was the USO where he had 2 match points.

Fedhaters rave about how novak played so great at the AO match vs federer but then didn't play so great at the RG semi. Well if you look at the numbers he had a cleaner match at RG then he did at AO 2011.

Lets not forget that the first set breaker at AO could have easily gone to fed and he was up 5-2 in the second and this was when Nole was playing the incredible tennis which will be tough to repeat bc of the way he ended this year as opposed to last year with the losses/injuries not helping.

I think federer winning the way he did today vs tsonga might be the best thing that could have happened to him helping him get over those mental demonds; remember it was tsonga's 2 set down comeback that started all this roger zoning out after 2 sets talk. Winning the way federer won may have cured him of his mental follies. We'll see in Australia.

Snowwy
11-28-2011, 04:07 AM
I wold say US Open.

Art&Soul
11-28-2011, 04:37 AM
AO and Wimbly, that's enough ;):);)

MuzzahLovah
11-28-2011, 04:49 AM
None of the above. His time has passed. Maybe the Olympics for completion purposes.

nalbyfan
11-29-2011, 01:36 PM
None of them hopefully. We are fed up to see him + Armanifatbutt. STOP PLEASE we need some fresh winners

Certinfy
11-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Wouldn't care if he won RG since it's the slam I care the least about.

Sophocles
11-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Difficult.

AO: 5 slams in 3 different GS events would be great plus would surpass Agassi for most titles in AO in Open Era (now both tied with 4).

RG: 2 RG so that he has 2 carreer GS.

W: 7th title to tie with Sampras.

USO: 6th title to surpass Sampras and Connors.

Very difficult to choose.

This, pretty much. Any of them would be great and would tie/break some astounding records. If he wins A.O. he'll have most titles in the Open Era and be the only man to have won 3 different slams 5 times. If he wins R.G. he'll be only the 2nd man after Laver to have won every slam more than once (i.e., to have 2 career grand slams), & only the 3rd man after Wilander & Nadal to have won multiple slams on 3 different surfaces (I think) - & he'll shut a lot of idiots up. If he wins Wimbledon he'll tie Sampras (& Renshaw) & have a case for greatest grass-courter ever (already has most titles in Open Era). If he wins U.S.O. he'll have the most titles in the Open Era, overtaking Sampras & Connors. In many ways that would be the biggest achievement of the lot, particularly for a European, but I can sort of understand why people are least enthusiastic about it.

If he can sort out his ranking so Nadal plays Nole in the semis then he has a serious shot at R.G.

incognito
11-29-2011, 02:19 PM
He'd probably want RG, not because he values it the most but simply because it would strengthen his case as an all-surface player. If not for that issue, I think he himself would prefer to be remembered as the undisputed king of Wimbledon, even though it's not his strongest surface (big servers seem to trouble him there more than anywhere else). His best chance, however, I think will always be at the USO.

Thunderfish8
11-29-2011, 06:35 PM
i don't think he's going to win one at all

i only say this because this same discussion occurred at this time last year because of his great year end run... but nothing came out of it

its hard to carry momentum from the end of one season to the beginning of the next

Vilnietė
11-29-2011, 08:01 PM
I'd prefer Oympics :) of wait, it's not a GS... then I'll go with Wimbledon

MatchFederer
11-29-2011, 08:10 PM
RG >> Wimbledon > US Open = AOpen

rofe
11-29-2011, 08:36 PM
I saw him get visibly tired after two sets in two different slams - Wimbly and USO for the first time this year (2011). He needs to work on his endurance in earnest or he has no chance.

His best chances will still be at Wimbly and USO.

electronicmusic
11-29-2011, 08:51 PM
Wimbledon!

Dougie
11-29-2011, 08:52 PM
He'd probably want RG, not because he values it the most but simply because it would strengthen his case as an all-surface player. If not for that issue, I think he himself would prefer to be remembered as the undisputed king of Wimbledon, even though it's not his strongest surface (big servers seem to trouble him there more than anywhere else). His best chance, however, I think will always be at the USO.

This. Im sure he values WImbledon more than RG, but winning another RG would silence even the few remaining critics about his ability as a competent clay-court player.

DrJules
11-29-2011, 08:56 PM
Australian Open. Not sure why.

Maybe because you sense Nadal and Djokovic may not get themselves in suitable shape by AO 2012.

Last year Nadal was runner up at the YE 2010 and looked good going into 2011 and Djokovic ended the year on the Davis Cup win. Both look worse ending 2011 than they did ending 2010.

JurajCrane
11-29-2011, 09:58 PM
I'd prefer Tsonga to win one,he has a more attractive game and has a far better record against the top 4 players than Del Potro.

I'm sorry but for now, Del Potro looks much more a one slam wonder than a multi-slams player.
If you exclude that (fluke?) GS won against a Federer who played probably his second worst match in a GS final (just after the FO 2008 final), i would say guys like Murray or even Tsonga have had better careers than Del Potro so far.

Ufff, this is soo hard to judge. Del Potro has won a slam, and beat Nadal and Federer as well. Murray would kill for that, I think.

On the other hand, Murray has got a nice Masters 1000 final record. Tsonga is unfortunately lower level.