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If Roger continues his finals win streak into the French '05, what will you think?

Tennis Fool
04-03-2005, 09:28 PM
Discuss :cool:

Sjengster
04-03-2005, 09:48 PM
I would be very, very surprised if we saw him in the RG final this year. But if he were, that would be the one final I'd want him to win above all else.

Marine
04-03-2005, 09:52 PM
"I'm sick" of these stupid threads/polls, stop plz.
:rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
04-03-2005, 09:52 PM
I would be very, very surprised if we saw him in the RG final this year. But if he were, that would be the one final I'd want him to win above all else.
If not this year, when?

They said the NASDAQ court was playing like a fast clay court, and Fed still beat Rafa, who they say is one of the favs for the FO. Fed is not so bad on clay either. Moya is playing like ass, and Ferrero is still trying to regain his form. Guga is out of the picture. Coria--he doesn't the momentum he had when he was a finalist in Miami last year. I'd want Fed to win and not have some Mr. Nobody again. :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
04-03-2005, 09:55 PM
"I'm sick" of these stupid threads/polls, stop plz.
:rolleyes:
Then "why" are you the 2nd to post :rolleyes: :wavey:

Sjengster
04-03-2005, 09:57 PM
Who knows when? It's certainly not a priority for him this year, he says he wants to do well there but the big goal is Wimbledon. To my mind, he's running out of chances when he's in peak physical and mental condition to be able to do it.

Fed BARELY beat Rafa, and thanks, I'm well aware that he's no mug on clay - it's just that he is a bit of a mug at RG, especially on Chatrier. If he just scraped out a win on hard, imagine how tough it would be to best Nadal over five sets on clay. You have forgotten a guy called Coria in your analysis of the title contenders, and no offence Fool, but I'd want either Federer OR a Mr. Nobody to win. In fact, if Federer doesn't win it this year then I sincerely hope that another deserving winner gets it to follow in the footsteps of Costa and Gaudio. Canas maybe, or Zabaleta?

darnyelb
04-03-2005, 09:57 PM
Wouldn't Roger need to have won the Olympic gold to have the Golden Slam? Maybe you meant the career Grand slam?

Otherwise, I'd love to see him win. Really curious how he'll perform in the clay season.

Adman
04-03-2005, 09:57 PM
I would be very, very surprised if we saw him in the RG final this year. But if he were, that would be the one final I'd want him to win above all else.

Federer is wanting the French Open so much if he won it would be the GS I would like him to win above all his other titles.

Devotee
04-03-2005, 10:01 PM
I think Roger must lose in a big clay court event during the next few weeks simply because he'll be too mentally & physically exhausted from all the playing he's been doing in getting to so many finals.

Tennis Fool
04-03-2005, 10:04 PM
I think Roger must lose in a big clay court event during the next few weeks simply because he'll be too mentally & physically exhausted from all the playing he's been doing in getting to so many finals.
I'm sure he'll be taking some time off.

Tennis Fool
04-03-2005, 10:08 PM
Who knows when? It's certainly not a priority for him this year, he says he wants to do well there but the big goal is Wimbledon. To my mind, he's running out of chances when he's in peak physical and mental condition to be able to do it.
Sorry, I quiet didn't understand that last sentence :confused:


You have forgotten a guy called Coria in your analysis of the title contenders,
Look again.

and no offence Fool, but I'd want either Federer OR a Mr. Nobody to win. In fact, if Federer doesn't win it this year then I sincerely hope that another deserving winner gets it to follow in the footsteps of Costa and Gaudio. Canas maybe, or Zabaleta? I never said who I though was a Mr. Nobody. Certainly not Gaudio, although he's been MIA since his French win. But regarding Mr. Nobody's I'll let you have that argument with YS and Eggy. :p

Sjengster
04-03-2005, 10:15 PM
Sorry, I quiet didn't understand that last sentence :confused:



Look again.

I never said who I though was a Mr. Nobody. Certainly not Gaudio, although he's been MIA since his French win. But regarding Mr. Nobody's I'll let you have that argument with YS and Eggy. :p

I mean, he's got a limited number of years left when he'll be in the right mental and physical shape to win RG, after about 26 I don't think he has much of a chance. I would hate to imagine him turning in Sampras-like performances in his last few years at RG, even if he does have far more clay ability than the latter.

Did you add Coria into that post afterwards? Probably not, my reading skills can be poor at times. But anyway, at the moment I'd still call him the favourite for RG, even though it's a bit silly to speculate at the moment when the clay season hasn't even begun.

The trouble is, TF, that what to you is a "Mr. Nobody" is to many other people "A skilled and entertaining clay player who provides a refreshing alternative to the predictable domination of a cabal of top players on fast surfaces throughout the rest of the year." Now I can understand why you'd want to shorten all that to "Mr. Nobody", but it's a tad inaccurate. ;)

NYCtennisfan
04-03-2005, 10:15 PM
If Federer plays well and the clay at Roland Garros is not mud, he can and would beat anyone (see Hamburg last year and the beatdown he gave Coria in the final to end Coria's streak). That is if he is on his game. If not, there are a number of players who could beat him on the dirt.

gravity
04-03-2005, 10:26 PM
He isn't winning Roland Garros this year. End of story.

Neely
04-03-2005, 10:32 PM
You mean if Roger is winning the French Open? Then I'm thinking: "Damn, I would have loved Coria winning it"

PaulieM
04-03-2005, 10:59 PM
as much i would like to see roger win RG one day, he can't keep winning this way for forever. all i ever hope for, is for him to improve upon how he did last year. :hug:

Dirk
04-03-2005, 11:14 PM
Roger takes 2 weeks off after Carlo. I am sure he will arrive late at Carlo due to his time off. Nadal is not your typical clay courter and if Roger can learn to adapt or possible change some of his style against him in the future to insure shorter matches then winning RG is not out of the question. Just be happy for him haters please. He is good man and deserves better.

erik-the-red
04-03-2005, 11:39 PM
I think that if Rogi wins Roland Garros, then he absolutely would deserve it.

Fedex
04-04-2005, 12:19 AM
I would be very, very surprised if we saw him in the RG final this year. But if he were, that would be the one final I'd want him to win above all else.
Agreed.

nkhera1
04-04-2005, 12:25 AM
Well Fed does get this week off. then he plays the Masters Series Monte Carlo (if he decides to play), get a week off, and plays in 2 consecutive Masters Series. Then he gets a week off before the French Open.