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Rog vs. Nole vs. Rafa - Who will be first to lose at R1 of a slam?

Sri
06-16-2012, 08:27 AM
Not including Murray in this thread for obvious reasons.

Federer and Nadal came close vs. Lopez (Wimbledon) and Isner (Roland Garros).

Can't remember Nole 2.0 being taken to 5 sets.

Obviously R1 losses early in their careers before they became multiple grand slam champions don't count.

Who? When? And where?

EddieNero
06-16-2012, 08:31 AM
I think Nadal is the most vulnerable one amongst Top 3 to lose in first round, but I would not expect it to happen because of the small possibility of drawing a tricky opponent in R1 these days. Yet when it occured, Nadal was in big trouble and came back from 1-2 sets down against Isner.
Federer seems the most reasonable choice due to obvious reasons like aging.

n8
06-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Nadal is still yet to lose in the first round of a Slam.

I choose Federer for the same reason given by EddieNero.

Sri
06-16-2012, 08:45 AM
So.. umm.. Federer at RG 2013?

Federer in 2
06-16-2012, 09:05 AM
Nadal or Federer. Federer because of the age, and Nadal because he is less all-rounded. He is unplayable on clay but more vulnerable on fast courts, so...
And btw, be sure that when this day comes that one of them loses in R1, it's NOT happening in RG.

Hian-GOAT
06-16-2012, 09:07 AM
Wimbledon 2012, First Round

(Q)Alessio Di Mauro def. (3)Roger Federer 6-1 6-0 6-3
Philipp Kohlschrieber def. (2)Rafael Nadal 2-6 6-0 6-0 6-1
Tobias Kamke def. (1)Novak Djokovic 1-6 6-0 6-7 6-0 8-6

iriraz
06-16-2012, 09:12 AM
I think if a top guy loses in R1,it`s a higher chance at Wimbledon then the rest of the slams.Two years ago both Federer and Djokovic had to come back and win in 5 sets on the opening day.
With no practice on the center court at Wimbledon prior to the first match,it`s easy for a top player to struggle to find his range and can easily find himself down a couple of sets.And regardless of how great these players are,beeing down 2 sets to love is no guarantee they will turn it around.

born_on_clay
06-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Federer

Mystique
06-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Federer because of his age.

siffleanimaux
06-16-2012, 09:44 AM
you guys realise it's more likely Fed will retire before he loses in r1 of a slam right?

Mystique
06-16-2012, 09:49 AM
you guys realise it's more likely Fed will retire before he loses in r1 of a slam right?

Possibly. But this is just a hypothetical question, it reality its unlikely we will see any of these three lose in R1 again before the retire..

Sri
06-16-2012, 12:04 PM
While the age question makes Fed the most vulnerable, faster conditions at any of the slams would mean Rafa and Nole in trouble.

Out of the three, Fed can handle all types of conditions at least well enough to clear R1.

tripwires
06-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Roger due to age, but I hope he retires before that has a chance of happening.

zdravkelja
06-16-2012, 12:35 PM
I can't imagine any of them lose at R1 anytime soon.

156mphserve
06-17-2012, 01:13 AM
won't happen unless they cut the field to 4 players

Topspindoctor
06-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Olderer.

Reason? His game is way more error prone, he can easily hit himself out of a match with BH UE's. In fact this should have happened against Falla in 2010, if that clown didn't choke. If he has a bad serving day, I can easily see him bombing out to someone who doesn't bend down for him.

Nadal, however, is virtually immune to journeymen, especially in slams as his game is more consistent and steady. He won't lose the match with cheap errors and in best of 5 format, it's impossible for lower rank player to beat him.

Burrow
06-17-2012, 01:18 AM
Not including Murray in this thread for obvious reasons.

Federer and Nadal came close vs. Lopez (Wimbledon) and Isner (Roland Garros).

Can't remember Nole 2.0 being taken to 5 sets.

Obviously R1 losses early in their careers before they became multiple grand slam champions don't count.

Who? When? And where?

When?

JediFed
06-17-2012, 01:20 AM
Guga comes out of retirement, gets a WC for direct entry into RG, facing Nadal in the first round.

Guga wins. 6-0 3-6 2-6 7-5 6-2. Nadal gets broken at 5*-3, serving for the Match. wins just 2 of the remaining 12 games.

Rafa, "he no two hand backhand, he one hander like Federer. So I hit every ball to his back hand. Why not work?

Sri
06-17-2012, 01:54 AM
When?
Was it somebody else? I think the year was 2010 when he went five sets in R1 of Wimbledon.

156mphserve
06-17-2012, 03:22 AM
falla

Slade
06-17-2012, 03:26 AM
Probably Fed and I will be so pissed if/when it happens.

Caesar1844
06-17-2012, 03:36 AM
Got to be Federer. The other guys won't have his longevity, but the age gap is big enough that he should hit the skids first.

Mountaindewslave
06-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Nadal or Federer. Federer because of the age, and Nadal because he is less all-rounded. He is unplayable on clay but more vulnerable on fast courts, so...
And btw, be sure that when this day comes that one of them loses in R1, it's NOT happening in RG.

Nadal only one of them to never lose in 1st round of Grand Slam in career so.....

Thirty All
11-29-2013, 08:45 PM
:spit: At all those who said Olderer or Novak. Piggy :worship:


:drive:

Rychu
11-29-2013, 08:54 PM
:lol:

janko05
11-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Nadal, however, is virtually immune to journeymen, especially in slams as his game is more consistent and steady. He won't lose the match with cheap errors and in best of 5 format, it's impossible for lower rank player to beat him.

hehe...another epic fail by Topspinny NID

JoWilly
11-29-2013, 09:34 PM
I knew it would be Nadal, but I didn't know it would be to an injured Steve Darcis :D Shows ANYONE can beat him when not making mistakes.

Goatdal
11-29-2013, 09:52 PM
I knew it would be Nadal, but I didn't know it would be to an injured Steve Darcis :D Shows ANYONE can beat him when not making mistakes.

you knew? you werent around the forum back then... oh wait you were... :devil: :haha:

Mountaindewslave
11-29-2013, 10:36 PM
you knew? you werent around the forum back then... oh wait you were... :devil: :haha:

:yeah: