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Can Nole win French Open and achieve CYGS this year?

August
01-29-2012, 03:26 PM
What do you think, can Nole win French Open and achieve CYGS this year?

I think he's the favourite for RG, despite RG's SF loss, he had an impressive clay court season last year. Rafa will be another favourite at RG, but for Rafa, Nole is the same as Rafa for Roger, he just can't beat him. So I think Nole CAN win at RG, and he has a good chance. But CYGS is another thing. For sure, he can do it. But it's unlikely. That's why I voted no to it.

GSMnadal
01-29-2012, 03:28 PM
The winner of this match was always going to be a hot, hot favourite to finally achieve this...

I think Novak has a decent chance, not as big as Nadal's would've been had he won here...

rinnegan
01-29-2012, 03:30 PM
It's too soon to tell if Nole can achieve the CYGS. But he has a good chance at completing the Nole Slam.

lazybear
01-29-2012, 03:34 PM
He has a slim chance, but i think he needs to avoid Roger in the Wimbledon semi.

selyoink
01-29-2012, 03:40 PM
I think he can win at RG but winning the calendar slam seems very unlikely. There is a reason it doesn't happen anymore. That said he has a better chance at than either Fed or Nadal have ever had in my opinion since you never thought Fed could take out Nadal and RG or that Nadal could get both hardcourt slams in the same year.

MIMIC
01-29-2012, 03:42 PM
CYGS? No. I think he'll falter at Wimbledon.
Win RG? Yes. I've long since thought that if he were to win anywhere, it would be RG. I hope I'm right.

But the way he's playing now, would anyone be surprised? :lol: It could happen.

SERBINATOR
01-29-2012, 03:46 PM
YES YES YES

Novak for Golden Slam Greedyyyy :p

Right On
01-29-2012, 03:49 PM
First option. He can and probably will win RG. He may win the golden slam but probably not. Winning Wimbledon again may be tough.

Right On
01-29-2012, 03:50 PM
He has a slim chance, but i think he needs to avoid Roger in the Wimbledon semi.Indeed. And maybe avoid Murray at the USO.

MatchFederer
01-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Indeed he has a chance.

Now, I am fucking insanely tired so good day/night to all.

Xoxoxo

xdrewitdajx
01-29-2012, 03:53 PM
The winner of this match was always going to be a hot, hot favourite to finally achieve this...

I think Novak has a decent chance, not as big as Nadal's would've been had he won here...

why, because the winner of this match was going to literally be the only possible candidate? sillyness

LawrenceOfTennis
01-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Considering the all time worst field, it's possible.
nadal is his servant, so no rocks in the way :lol:

henke007
01-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Yes

GSMnadal
01-29-2012, 04:01 PM
why, because the winner of this match was going to literally be the only possible candidate? sillyness

You missed the point... the AO is Rafa's worst slam, if he won that, you'd have to favour him for RG/Wimbledon... and he's been doing great at the USO recently, he would've grabbed it I swear.

And Novak, how can you bet against him in slams? He's so great right now...

My point was, for both, if they won this match, they looked a shoo-in to win the rest as well

Certinfy
01-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Yes. No question about it.

Mystique
01-29-2012, 04:05 PM
The FO? Maybe.Possibly. CYGS? No he wont. Finger Wagerer to spoil the party again and piss off the tards :lol:

xdrewitdajx
01-29-2012, 04:06 PM
You missed the point... the AO is Rafa's worst slam, if he won that, you'd have to favour him for RG/Wimbledon... and he's been doing great at the USO recently, he would've grabbed it I swear.

And Novak, how can you bet against him in slams? He's so great right now...

My point was, for both, if they won this match, they looked a shoo-in to win the rest as well

i know what your point was, i was just making a joke (or being a dick, depending on how you choose to look at it!)

GSMnadal
01-29-2012, 04:07 PM
To be fair, Nole cocked it up last year... he could've won the CYGS twice in a row had he beaten Fed in the semi's :eek:

GSMnadal
01-29-2012, 04:08 PM
i know what your point was, i was just making a joke (or being a dick, depending on how you choose to look at it!)

Ok then, I'm probably not too sharp right now after today :p

And I'm just about drunk... god, those beers taste good after Nadal lost today...

Damn how did he miss that backhand :sad:

finishingmove
01-29-2012, 04:09 PM
If he wins RG, there's a high chance he won't defend Wimbledon.

The feat's not deemed hard without a reason.

Mystique
01-29-2012, 04:11 PM
To be fair, Nole cocked it up last year... he could've won the CYGS twice in a row had he beaten Fed in the semi's :eek:

just like Federer cocked it up twice in 06 and 07 against Nadal (mind u, he was even closer being in the final)
well the script is familiar, it wont happen again. :D

xdrewitdajx
01-29-2012, 04:12 PM
Ok then, I'm probably not too sharp right now after today :p

And I'm just about drunk... god, those beers taste good after Nadal lost today...

Damn how did he miss that backhand :sad:

the backhand miss was brutal and definitely a turning point but props to him for even getting to that point. His fighting spirit, even though it's ALWAYS talked about, never ceases to amaze.
The guy was dead and buried in the 4th and he ended up coming very close to winning....can't be too hard on him.

SERBINATOR
01-29-2012, 04:13 PM
If he wins RG, there's a high chance he won't defend Wimbledon.




Why ??? :confused:

Borg
Nadal
Roger

they all have won both RG and Wimby, infact in recent years due to the homogenous surfaces it's even more possible than it was before

rickcastle
01-29-2012, 04:15 PM
It looks like Federer is the only one who can stop him if he's allowed to play his attacking tennis, and even then it's 50/50. Murray has a chance too if he steps up and converts the experience of their 5-setter match into a win soon. But right now, it's looking like he's got a very good chance.

Art&Soul
01-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Nah, he can win FO but then Fed will take the Wimbly, mark my word :cool:

xdrewitdajx
01-29-2012, 04:17 PM
defend, not win

xdrewitdajx
01-29-2012, 04:18 PM
that was in response to someone...too lazy/tired for scrolling and quoting

r3d_d3v1l_
01-29-2012, 04:19 PM
He will win the non-CYGS, but i don´t see him winning Wimbledon.

Ixion
01-29-2012, 04:28 PM
He has the ability to win the French and the CYGS but I think he will just miss out this year again.

syc23
01-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Only Fed and Murray can stop the Serbian slayer. Nadal is cooked as a goose.

Super Djoker
01-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Never been to a French open final and only 1 Wimbledon Final! I say no! Personally ! I would love him to do it but that is a hell of a tough ask!

Noleta
01-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Still a long way to go,anything can happen.

August
01-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Never been to a French open final and only 1 Wimbledon Final! I say no! Personally ! I would love him to do it but that is a hell of a tough ask!

Still won the two next most prestigiuos clay tournaments last year.

Evitman
01-29-2012, 04:40 PM
If Federer falls to Nadal's half, then why not?

Johnny Groove
01-29-2012, 05:38 PM
If it is Nole-Nadal in the RG final, it will truly be Rafa's last stand.

MuzzahLovah
01-29-2012, 05:41 PM
I think Nole is actually the favorite for RG, but I can' see him winning the Golden slam- Wimby and the Olympics are on grass, and despite his win last year it's still his worst surface.

Andi-M
01-29-2012, 05:42 PM
He can sure win RG - I'd have him as favorite, I don't think he will win CYGS however, but another 3/4 is likely. Wimbledon I think may go to someone else this year Fed or Murray is my feeling....

tektonac
01-29-2012, 05:43 PM
too early to say. nothing is impossible.

Nole Rules
01-29-2012, 06:01 PM
You missed the point... the AO is Rafa's worst slam, if he won that, you'd have to favour him for RG/Wimbledon... and he's been doing great at the USO recently, he would've grabbed it I swear.

And Novak, how can you bet against him in slams? He's so great right now...

My point was, for both, if they won this match, they looked a shoo-in to win the rest as well

Totally agree with this. He has a good chance imo.

mickymouse
01-29-2012, 06:06 PM
He only needs the FO to achieve the CYGS, doesn't he? I think he can do that if he stays healthy. But I doubt he'll defend Wimbledon, if only because I feel he'll put all his energies on winning that Olympics gold for his nation.

Allez
01-29-2012, 06:07 PM
He is not beating Nadal at the French Open so no I do not think so.

masterclass
01-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Extremely doubtful.
Perhaps the question should be can he make it to the finals for the first time at Roland Garros?
Roland Garros is not Rod Laver Arena. The AO at RLA is obviously Mr. Djokovic's best major.
Roland Garros is Mr. Nadal's best major and Mr. Djokovic's worst.
I believe Mr Djokovic can only win at Roland Garros if Mr. Federer and Mr. Nadal are hurting or upset prior to the finals.
Since 2006, Mr Nadal and Mr. Federer have only been beaten by Robin Soderling one time each, otherwise they were both in the finals.
Since 2004 Mr. Nadal has only one loss at Roland Garros, to Robin Soderling in 2009, allowing Mr. Federer to beat Mr. Soderling for the title.
Mr. Djokovic can make it to the semifinals if he has a good draw.
If he draws clay court wizards like Soderling (if fully recovered from mono), Melzer or Verdasco, he could go out earlier.

Respectfully,
masterclass

GSMnadal
01-29-2012, 07:13 PM
Extremely doubtful.
Perhaps the question should be can he make it to the finals for the first time at Roland Garros?
Roland Garros is not Rod Laver Arena. The AO at RLA is obviously Mr. Djokovic's best major.
Roland Garros is Mr. Nadal's best major and Mr. Djokovic's worst.
I believe Mr Djokovic can only win at Roland Garros if Mr. Federer and Mr. Nadal are hurting or upset prior to the finals.
Since 2006, Mr Nadal and Mr. Federer have only been beaten by Robin Soderling one time each, otherwise they were both in the finals.
Since 2004 Mr. Nadal has only one loss at Roland Garros, to Robin Soderling in 2009, allowing Mr. Federer to beat Mr. Soderling for the title.
Mr. Djokovic can make it to the semifinals if he has a good draw.
If he draws clay court wizards like Soderling (if fully recovered from mono), Melzer or Verdasco, he could go out earlier.

Respectfully,
masterclass

:haha:

Just...just, stop it :lol:

Hypnotize
01-29-2012, 07:21 PM
If Novak's body holds up, he has the shots and the self-belief to win the CYGS. Last year, he started to look a little tired by RG and he was really struggling before the US Open. This year will be even harder with the Olympics so he needs to choose his schedule carefully and try to finish points as quickly as possible.

Hensafmurrafter
01-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Djokovic to win Aus Open, French Open, and US Open this year.

ballbasher101
01-29-2012, 10:21 PM
Extremely doubtful.
Perhaps the question should be can he make it to the finals for the first time at Roland Garros?
Roland Garros is not Rod Laver Arena. The AO at RLA is obviously Mr. Djokovic's best major.
Roland Garros is Mr. Nadal's best major and Mr. Djokovic's worst.
I believe Mr Djokovic can only win at Roland Garros if Mr. Federer and Mr. Nadal are hurting or upset prior to the finals.
Since 2006, Mr Nadal and Mr. Federer have only been beaten by Robin Soderling one time each, otherwise they were both in the finals.
Since 2004 Mr. Nadal has only one loss at Roland Garros, to Robin Soderling in 2009, allowing Mr. Federer to beat Mr. Soderling for the title.
Mr. Djokovic can make it to the semifinals if he has a good draw.
If he draws clay court wizards like Soderling (if fully recovered from mono), Melzer or Verdasco, he could go out earlier.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Pure class :worship:

ballbasher101
01-29-2012, 10:27 PM
These things are tough to predict. He has the game but he needs a big slice of luck in order to win RG. I don't see him defending his Wimbledon title. He can take the US open though. You just never know. Someone hurry up and invent a time machine already.

August
01-29-2012, 10:43 PM
One thing that came to mind was that Nole may have quite big pressure at RG, as it's the only slam he hasn't won and he's playing for NCYGS. Yet, if he won the RG title and thus achieve NCYGS, it might make him more relaxed for Wimby. But, there may be huge pressure at USO if he still has a chance for CYGS.