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So, Federer won't get the 4 Grand Slams!

maria87
06-11-2006, 08:52 PM
i told you he wouldn't win Roland Garros...so he won't get the 4 Grand Slam!...i hope Marat could be recovered soon and that would be even more difficult for Federer :)

Marat y David
06-11-2006, 09:01 PM
i told you he wouldn't win Roland Garros...so he won't get the 4 Grand Slam!...i hope Marat could be recovered soon and that would be even more difficult for Federer :)

Maria :rocker2: :wavey:

Yeah thank God that Roger won't get the 4 GS this year otherwise I will die of how boring it will be :o .

Marat will get himself thogether very soon and you will see :) :)

DDrago2
06-11-2006, 09:02 PM
Of course he won't, if you mean callendar slam. The chances are very thin. "Roger slam" is somewhat likely, but I don't expect. As for carier slam - he needs one lucky year at RG and that's it. But even without RG, if he surpases Sampras 14 grand slam trophies he is the greatest ever so why would he care

Marat y David
06-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Of course he won't, if you mean callendar slam. The chances are very thin. "Roger slam" is somewhat likely, but I don't expect. As for carier slam - he needs one lucky year at RG and that's it. But even without RG, if he surpases Sampras 14 grand slam trophies he is the greatest ever so why would he care


Yeah you are rigth and he will. but RG NO

maria87
06-11-2006, 11:08 PM
Of course he won't, if you mean callendar slam. The chances are very thin. "Roger slam" is somewhat likely, but I don't expect. As for carier slam - he needs one lucky year at RG and that's it. But even without RG, if he surpases Sampras 14 grand slam trophies he is the greatest ever so why would he care

well, he cares!!! :)

if not, look at the face he had after his loss!! :wavey:

Vamos Marat!!!

jdvpu2
06-11-2006, 11:12 PM
Yeah thank God that Roger won't get the 4 GS this year otherwise I will die of how boring it will be :o .

Yeah, sure someone making history during my lifetime is extremely boring. :rolleyes:

scoobs
06-11-2006, 11:13 PM
May I be the one to award you with todays "Most Self-Evident Thread Title" award and be the first to congratulate you? :)

Corey Feldman
06-11-2006, 11:18 PM
Yes, so he wont get the 4 Grand Slams.... just have to settle for the miserly 3 Grand Slams
:sad:

maria87
06-11-2006, 11:20 PM
May I be the one to award you with todays "Most Self-Evident Thread Title" award and be the first to congratulate you? :)

yes!!! thanks!! :) :worship:

sometimes the evidence needs to be remarked!! jjust for the pple that were saying he would win RG and also will win the 4 GS!!
:wavey:

star
06-12-2006, 01:22 AM
i told you he wouldn't win Roland Garros...so he won't get the 4 Grand Slam!...i hope Marat could be recovered soon and that would be even more difficult for Federer :)


For once and for all: There is ONE Grand Slam. The Grand Slam is winning all four grand slam tournaments in the year. There are four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam, not four grand slams.

Lee
06-12-2006, 01:25 AM
For once and for all: There is ONE Grand Slam. The Grand Slam is winning all four grand slam tournaments in the year. There are four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam, not four grand slams.

Shouldn't it be "The Grand Slam is winning all four slams in a year"? ;)

Corey Feldman
06-12-2006, 01:47 AM
and dont forget "The Golden Slam" of all slams and the Olympics.... as done by Steffi 'the fraulein forehand' Graf in 1988 ;)

Ruski
06-12-2006, 02:05 AM
Of course he won't, if you mean callendar slam. The chances are very thin. "Roger slam" is somewhat likely, but I don't expect. As for carier slam - he needs one lucky year at RG and that's it. But even without RG, if he surpases Sampras 14 grand slam trophies he is the greatest ever so why would he care

To me, if Roger won the French Open title he is already better than Pete Sampras.... that's something Pete couldn't achieve!

Regardless how many more Wimbledon titles Roger is going to win, I believe missing that French Open title will leave such a sour feeling in his mind!!!!

Fergie
06-12-2006, 02:07 AM
i told you he wouldn't win Roland Garros...so he won't get the 4 Grand Slam!...i hope Marat could be recovered soon and that would be even more difficult for Federer :)
Keep waiting! :wavey: ... And Roger still can win RG, so :wavey:

star
06-12-2006, 02:11 AM
To me, if Roger won the French Open title he is already better than Pete Sampras.... that's something Pete couldn't achieve!

Regardless how many more Wimbledon titles Roger is going to win, I believe missing that French Open title will leave such a sour feeling in his mind!!!!

Already Roger has gotten further at RG than Sampras.

Roger has a way to go to pass Sampras at Wimbledon. Right now it looks as if no one can beat Rger at Wimbledon, but onec upon a time, it looked that way for Sampras too.

maria87
06-12-2006, 01:31 PM
He said he lost a golden opportunity!! yes, it was!!

Federer rues missed opportunity

by Emmeline Moore Mon Jun 12, 2:21 AM ET

PARIS (AFP) - World number one Roger Federer admitted that he let a golden opportunity to complete his Grand Slam collection slip through his fingers.
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The 24-year-old Swiss player came close to claiming the only trophy missing from his cabinet.

Competing in his first final on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris, the seven-time Grand Slam winner would have become just the third man to hold all four majors at the same time.

The
Wimbledon, US Open and
Australian Open champion would have been the first to do so since Rod Laver in 1969.

But once again clay ace Rafael Nadal was standing in his way.

The world number two has often proved to be a stumbling block for the world's top player over the last year.

And once again he hammered home his dominance on clay with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory that extended his winning record on the surface to 60 matches.

Nadal is now 6-1 against Federer - winning all four of their matches this year, including three times on clay, and all of those in finals.

And Federer concedes he is no closer to mastering the Mallorcan, who also ousted him in the semi-final here last year.

"For me, it's harder to relate to him than maybe (Lleyton) Hewitt. He's a different kind of a player," explained Federer.

"He never really goes out of total extremes, you know, where you have absolutely no chance.

"Where with me and maybe other players like (Marat) Safin, (Andy) Roddick, it's different. We can play a much higher level.

"He's tough to beat, not impossible to beat. That's the difference.

"You've got to be patient and wait for the right moment."

Federer blamed his own inconsistency for failing to build on early nerves from the defending champion.

"I wasn't as consistent today like I was in Rome and maybe in Monaco," he said.

"It's a pity I didn't play as well as in the last few matches but he makes it tough and he deserves to win.

"Maybe it was the heat. We both tried to cut down on the points in the first two sets so that we never really got a good rhythm going from the baseline.

"I had the feeling he was struggling and I'm disappointed not to have taken advantage of that."

But Federer insisted he was making progress in Paris by reaching the final this year after last year's semi-finals.

"It's obviously my goal to win this event," he said.

"I got a step closer once again. I think every year that goes by gives me again more maturity on this surface.

"It's a matter also of if he (Nadal) can keep it up, if another clay court player comes along, how the draw looks.

"It was a good tournament after all for me. First time in the finals. You have got to also see the positive even though maybe at the end of my career I missed this moment in the
French Open today."

maria87
06-12-2006, 01:34 PM
For once and for all: There is ONE Grand Slam. The Grand Slam is winning all four grand slam tournaments in the year. There are four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam, not four grand slams.

sorry, but all the reporters say: "The first Grand Slam of the year" for Ao, the Second Grand Slam of the year for RG. and so on...So if it was as you say in the first moment, it is not as it is right now...All people calls a Grand Slam each one of the 4 big tournament in the year

R.Federer
06-12-2006, 06:44 PM
well, he cares!!! :)

if not, look at the face he had after his loss!! :wavey:

Vamos Marat!!!
Yes, he cares and he wore his emotions on his sleeves after his loss. Why someone would have a smiley face to report that, is so hard to understand! Particularly when it is followed by the Vamos Marat, that really does not bear upon the previous statement.... anyhow, I hope marat gets better soon; no one wants to see talent like that outted in a R1 match

Corey Feldman
06-13-2006, 01:28 AM
if not, look at the face he had after his loss!! :wavey:he was hurt about losing... so what?
Federer played the most pressurized tennis match for nearly 40 years, 1 match away from winning the slam, against a virtually unbeatable opponent (59 matches) on his best surface........ and lost.
nobody could even begin to know the pressure he went through in this match.

imo he showed good grace and acceptance at the loss, and there are plenty of players around who cant even do that.

Merton
06-13-2006, 01:59 AM
I think the term "grand slam" originates from bridge, where it is the contract "seven spades" (or seven hearts, seven diamonds, seven clubs, seven non-trump). It is a very rare contract to get to and execute, hence the term "grand slam". The declarer of the contract must score all 13 tricks to succeed, not allowing even one to the opposing team.

atheneglaukopis
06-13-2006, 02:16 AM
I think the term "grand slam" originates from bridge, where it is the contract "seven spades" (or seven hearts, seven diamonds, seven clubs, seven non-trump). It is a very rare contract to get to and execute, hence the term "grand slam". The declarer of the contract must score all 13 tricks to succeed, not allowing even one to the opposing team.
Yes, Bud Collins ranted before the match about the origin and proper use of the term, but in vain it seems.

kronus12
06-13-2006, 02:39 AM
He's only 24 to alot of people not at his peak yet. Rafa deserves to win the french open and all the accolades he gets. Roger will win the french open before he retires. He's got the game just have to be as mentally tough as Rafal. Geez cant believe alot of ppl are glad federer lost and didnt get the slam very narrow minded. At least he got there and had the opportunity to make history.