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If the next 4 Slams winners were the same as the last 4...how would you feel?

Tennis Fool
06-16-2006, 11:43 PM
Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer
French Open Nadal

Tennis Fool
06-16-2006, 11:44 PM
For me it would be great. I love watching Fed achieving history, and if he wins the Fed Slam, even better. However, if Nadal wins a 3rd straight French Open, that's not too shabby either.

revolution
06-16-2006, 11:45 PM
Bored.

anyway the next slams:

Wimbledon- Berdych
USO- Safin
AO- Gasquet
RG- Federer

Now that's not boring. :)

dkw
06-16-2006, 11:48 PM
How about...

Wimbledon-anyone but Federer
USO-anyone but Federer
AO-anyone but Federer
RG-make a guess :)

Phunkadelicious
06-16-2006, 11:48 PM
It'd make me sleepy.

lucashg
06-16-2006, 11:57 PM
How about...

Wimbledon-anyone but Federer
USO-anyone but Federer
AO-anyone but Federer
RG-make a guess :)

Federer?

Anyway, how about

Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Federer
Australian Open - Federer
Roland Garros - Federer?

;)

anyway the next slams:

Wimbledon- Berdych
USO- Safin
AO- Gasquet
RG- Federer

That's not totally boring, but I'd switch:

Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Berdych
Australian Open - Gasquet
Roland Garros - Federer

OR

Wimbledon - Gasquet
US Open - Berdych
Australian Open - Baghdatis
Roland Garros - Federer

;)

Federer winning Shanghai no matter what.

Phunkadelicious
06-17-2006, 12:00 AM
It won't be long now!

Wimbledon - Xristos
US Open - Xristos
Australian Open - Xristos
Roland Garros - Xristos

disturb3d
06-17-2006, 12:04 AM
Considering how ridiculous the state of men's tennis is nowadays; I don't think anyone would bare much feeling towards it.

Once this pattern continues for a little while longer, you might as well cap the 2000's as the bullshit era of tennis.

2 players simultaneously breaking records set 30 years ago?
Unlike the 70s. There is actual money to be made in tennis. And still, the level is so ridiculous that two players are stomping all over the rest.

revolution
06-17-2006, 12:13 AM
It won't be long now!

Wimbledon - Xristos
US Open - Xristos
Australian Open - Xristos
Roland Garros - Xristos

I still think he needs to master the slide on the clay courts, then he'll be able to win the lot ;)

atheneglaukopis
06-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Anyway, how about

Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Federer
Australian Open - Federer
Roland Garros - Federer?
Federer winning Shanghai no matter what.
:yeah:

Federer has to get his head together and beat Nadal sometime, surely. If not 2007, then in time for his Golden Slam in 2008. </pipe dream> To answer the original question, I would be disappointed again, but still proud of them both for what they have accomplished.

Seraphim
06-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer
French Open Nadal

I'd feel as if Fed had no balls. NO BALLS!

marifline
06-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Bored.

anyway the next slams:

Wimbledon- Berdych
USO- Safin
AO- Gasquet
RG- Federer

Now that's not boring. :)

I must say this one is very pleasing :)

lucashg
06-17-2006, 12:59 AM
I'd feel as if Fed had no balls. NO BALLS!

Who actually said that? I've seen the quote floating around, some wise individual must've given such insightful information in their opinion about his RG loss? As I wasn't around, I missed the fun.

richie21
06-17-2006, 01:04 AM
Bored.

anyway the next slams:

Wimbledon- Berdych
USO- Safin
AO- Gasquet
RG- Federer

Now that's not boring. :)

that would be the victory of the talent :)

alfonsojose
06-17-2006, 01:16 AM
Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer
French Open Nadal
:yawn: as bored as i am now. Thank God Hingis is back. I'd stick with the honest bitch, not the double standards of "Prada UNICEF" JesusFed and "Cheater Muscles Vamos" Nadal

And the new kids .. Murray, Djokovic and Mofils :rolleyes: :yawn:

Scotso
06-17-2006, 01:35 AM
Bored.

Tennis Fool
06-17-2006, 02:17 AM
2 players simultaneously breaking records set 30 years ago?
Unlike the 70s. There is actual money to be made in tennis. And still, the level is so ridiculous that two players are stomping all over the rest.
So, do you feel like Pete that Pete's generation had better competition?

Volcanic Tennis
06-17-2006, 02:20 AM
I like mixture... that's why WTA is more interesting :lol:

revolution
06-17-2006, 02:22 AM
I like mixture... that's why WTA is more interesting :lol:

:confused:

Volcanic Tennis
06-17-2006, 02:28 AM
Well... I like it when it's unpredictable... that's why I find the WTA more interesting.

And I think Federer/Nadal dominance is rather... eek. I don't know, just very disinteresting... Even if it makes for some great matches.

tripb19
06-17-2006, 02:29 AM
Considering how ridiculous the state of men's tennis is nowadays; I don't think anyone would bare much feeling towards it.

Once this pattern continues for a little while longer, you might as well cap the 2000's as the bullshit era of tennis.

2 players simultaneously breaking records set 30 years ago?
Unlike the 70s. There is actual money to be made in tennis. And still, the level is so ridiculous that two players are stomping all over the rest.
I don't follow this argument at all.

If Federer wasn't playing tennis at all, you couldn't make this argument. There would probably be a different winner at every grand slam, and you'd be happy (?). But because Fed is so good, it's a 'bullshit era'? :confused:

Argenbrit
06-17-2006, 03:08 AM
Bored. :yawn:

Unpredictability, come back. :help:

new-york
06-17-2006, 03:18 AM
Kinda Bored.

I guess i'm kinda out of the business wishing new fresh winners, ESPECIALLY at RG & Wimbledon. :help:

eddie_hyden
06-17-2006, 03:22 AM
well ppl get bored when their favourites keep getting spanked by some dominators... it's human nature...

kronus12
06-17-2006, 08:16 AM
what the hell is wrong with federer going for history so what if he wins the next 3 slam and rafal wins his third. If you're a sporting fan i thought you guys would be happy if federer created history at least you can say you saw it live either in the stand or tv. Only ppl who don't appreciate are the federer haters and im not even a huge fan of his but at least i can appreciate what the man can achieve.

wimbledon fed
usopen fed
aus safin
rg rafal

LoveFifteen
06-17-2006, 08:41 AM
Who actually said that? I've seen the quote floating around, some wise individual must've given such insightful information in their opinion about his RG loss? As I wasn't around, I missed the fun.

Mats Wilander. He gave a 20 minute interview discussing his toughts on the final where he mentioned balls about 20-30 times, pointing to his own testicles to add emphasis. He talked about Lendl's balls, Fed's balls, his own balls ...

Lots and lots of talk about balls. No joke.

I wish he could've at least shown us his balls. :devil:

Ferrero Forever
06-17-2006, 08:45 AM
I don't mind that at all, but I really really would like Federer to win RG just once, and mabye nadal could win the Australian Open instead. But Ideally i'd like it to be like this
AO-Nadal
RG-Federer
Wimby-Ferrero (I have to put him down for one slam at least, and he seems to be doing best at Wimby, who knows how far he could have gotten last year if he didn't have to play Federer in the 4th round). Federer winning is also acceptable (and likely)
USO-Let Federer and Nadal battle it out

bokehlicious
06-17-2006, 09:57 AM
For me it would be great. I love watching Fed achieving history, and if he wins the Fed Slam, even better. However, if Nadal wins a 3rd straight French Open, that's not too shabby either.

This would please me too :)

BlueSwan
06-17-2006, 11:33 AM
How about this:

Wimbledon: Nadal beating Federer and proving that he can play on grass
US Open: Agassi beating Federer and then retiring.
Australian Open: Safin beating Federer and proving that he's back, before he loses in the first round for the rest of the year.
Roland Garros: Federer triple-bagels Nadal and completes the career GS.

croman
06-17-2006, 11:52 AM
Just one word-miserable

Jimnik
06-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer
French Open Nadal
I would be very bored if it went that way.
But actually, I think it will be more like this:

Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer or Nadal or Safin
French Open Nadal

Only 3 of the 4 slams are predictable.

federated
06-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Well, I want Federer to eclipse Sampras and Rafa to really stay around as a major rival, so I'd be pleased. I do want Roger to complete a slam too, though. I'd love to see Rafa take the US Open next year and Federer the next 4. BUT I also would like Nalbandian to win a slam sometime soon.

RonE
06-17-2006, 02:19 PM
I'd feel as if Fed had no balls. NO BALLS!

Welcome to MTF, Mats :wavey:

Scotso
06-17-2006, 03:48 PM
Well... I like it when it's unpredictable... that's why I find the WTA more interesting.

And I think Federer/Nadal dominance is rather... eek. I don't know, just very disinteresting... Even if it makes for some great matches.

I hope you mean you like the fact that's unpredictable but you don't like the individual matches. The WTA tour has never been more boring as far as matches are concerned. When was the last time we saw a real battle on the WTA?

stebs
06-17-2006, 03:50 PM
I would like something like this:

Wimby - Federer
US Open - Gasquet
Aus Open - Nadal
RG - Federer

Tennis Fool
06-18-2006, 06:15 PM
bump

Heaven and Hell
06-18-2006, 06:43 PM
Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Federer
Australian Open - Federer
Roland Garros - Federer :worship:

Federer winning Shanghai no matter what.
:worship:
...:)...I'll just add
Wimbedon Federer bt. Gasquet
US Open Federer bt. Hewitt
Australian Open Federer bt. Berdych
Roland Garros Federer bt. Nadal 6-0 6-0 6-0 :devil:

Tennis Fool
07-10-2006, 03:08 AM
bump

Jimnik
07-10-2006, 03:11 AM
Still on course. The AO remains the best chance.

Regenbogen
07-10-2006, 03:13 AM
I like both Federer and Nadal but I wouldn't like that...it would be pretty uninteresting, especially if they were playing each other in the finals too

Tennis Fool
09-07-2006, 01:47 AM
Fed on track for the US Open title defense

cmurray
09-07-2006, 02:01 AM
How about...

Wimbledon-anyone but Federer
USO-anyone but Federer
AO-anyone but Federer
RG-make a guess :)


These would be my choices. :)

Though I'd like to throw a plug in for Rafa and Marat to win at least one each.


Cheryl

Bagelicious
09-07-2006, 02:25 AM
RG: Federer

One for Safin, one for Gasquet and one to be won by: Ancic/Berdych/Roddick/Blake(?)/Nalbandian/Haas/Baghdatis/Nadal (if he plays well against a tough draw).

Kristen
09-07-2006, 05:07 AM
I would find a new sport to follow.:p
Not to replace it, but I might get to see exciting games, and by this I'm referring to AFL!
:woohoo:

Jimnik
09-07-2006, 05:28 AM
If Rafa is fully fit, I'm confident he'll win the Australian Open next year.

megadeth
09-07-2006, 07:42 AM
hmmm just pondering... if this stumbling nadal is getting make him an open season for next year, Fed better take the oppty to finally get at least 1 FO!

my prediction, in 2008, Fed will equal pete's 14 slams. 2009 - he'll win his 15th

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 12:51 AM
Well, we're 2/4 right now. Things are going Fed and Nadal's way.

Now upcoming 2007 Australian and French Open.

Fedever
09-11-2006, 01:03 AM
Originally Posted by Martinatreu
Federer is wonderful. He consistently beats macho, chest-pumping types and beats them down wonderfully with a calmness that is just absolutely fabulous and lovely!

It is a thing of beauty! Pure poetry in motion! Beauty beats the beast! :D
Federer is simply amazing!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

mangoes
09-11-2006, 01:05 AM
Bored.

anyway the next slams:

Wimbledon- Berdych
USO- Safin
AO- Gasquet
RG- Federer

Now that's not boring. :)


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for giving Roger at least one ;) :p

~*BGT*~
09-11-2006, 01:13 AM
A year with both Fed and Rafa winning just one. Let some of the other guys win something for a chance. One for Roddick and the other for Safin/Gasquet.

Jennay
09-11-2006, 01:22 AM
I wouldn't be surprised. :banghead:

rmb6687
09-11-2006, 01:28 AM
I would feel cheated...and put a hit out on one spainard and one swiss.

GlennMirnyi
09-11-2006, 01:40 AM
Federer should win the 4 GS next year. In fact, I don't care who wins each GS, as long as it's not a moonballer.

scoobs
09-11-2006, 01:43 AM
Slightly disappointed - I'd take two for Federer if it were Wimbledon and the French Open. I want that damn set. :)

JW10S
09-11-2006, 01:43 AM
I enjoy watching good tennis regardless of who's playing or who wins. If the same players win the next 4 Slams or 4 different players win, either way it will not effect my life what-so-ever.

chicky841
09-11-2006, 02:25 AM
Resigned, but on the other hand the final result isnt everything. I still have my faves to watch and see how they do, so I try take most of my enjoyment from how they do.

~EMiLiTA~
09-11-2006, 03:12 AM
bored :yawn:

kisses
09-11-2006, 03:24 AM
from now on:
AO: Rafa
FO:Roger
Wimbly:Rafa
USO:Rafa or Roger

I wish i can see that the next year! it's not interesting enough only to see them fight with each other on clay:devil:

Havok
09-11-2006, 03:38 AM
I wouldn't mind of Rafael and Roger win Slams next year, but just ONE a piece damnit!

Allure
09-11-2006, 05:18 AM
That would be boring. Maybe Fed can win one. But I want AO or USO for Gasquet, one for Safin, and maybe Nalbandian.

Tennis Fool
09-11-2006, 05:24 AM
That would be boring. Maybe Fed can win one. But I want AO or USO for Gasquet, one for Safin, and maybe Nalbandian.
It's time for Gasquet to step up. He needs a Slam before 22 or he'll become another Haas.

BlakeorHenman
09-11-2006, 05:41 AM
I'd like to see...

Aus Open 2007 - Haas
French Open 2007 - Safin
Wimbeldon 2007 - Henman
US Open 2007 - Blake

swissfed
09-11-2006, 05:49 AM
Federer will have 12 Grand Slams by the way,

Jimnik
01-25-2007, 09:43 PM
I would be very bored if it went that way.
But actually, I think it will be more like this:

Wimbledon Federer
US Open Federer
Australian Federer or Nadal or Safin
French Open Nadal

Only 3 of the 4 slams are predictable.
Oh well. :o

It's looking quite likely at this point unless, off course, Federer manages to win RG.

The scary thing is, how many years will this last? What's to stop Federer and Nadal winning all the slams for the next 3-4 years?

Andre'sNo1Fan
01-25-2007, 09:49 PM
Oh well. :o

It's looking quite likely at this point unless, off course, Federer manages to win RG.

The scary thing is, how many years will this last? What's to stop Federer and Nadal winning all the slams for the next 3-4 years?
Its not so much scary, just extremely boring and predictable. Of course I would love Rafa to go on winning RG for the next 6 years or so, but I'm the first to admit that variety is very interesting in tennis, not this predictable stuff we are seeing now.

DwyaneWade
01-25-2007, 09:59 PM
Oh well. :o

It's looking quite likely at this point unless, off course, Federer manages to win RG.

The scary thing is, how many years will this last? What's to stop Federer and Nadal winning all the slams for the next 3-4 years?

I wouldn't mind that happening forever as long as these two guys keep playing better and better and they take down up and coming challengers. If it gets to teh point of Sampras-Pioline...well then I might be rooting for someone else.

Jimnik
06-12-2007, 09:53 PM
Well, like it or not, it has happened.

How does everyone feel?

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-12-2007, 10:07 PM
ONLY bored :yawn: ...unfortunately it might happen again. :zzz:

Erica86
06-12-2007, 10:19 PM
Well... I like it when it's unpredictable... that's why I find the WTA more interesting.

And I think Federer/Nadal dominance is rather... eek. I don't know, just very disinteresting... Even if it makes for some great matches.

Well, I couldn't disagree more. I am a girl, but don't tell me that WTA is more interesting. You place the two best women tennis players together against either Roger or Rafa, and they would still lose in straight sets. For me 'to be interesting' means to watch the best tennis players in the world, and the best tennis players are men, by far.

RagingLamb
06-12-2007, 10:20 PM
i wouldn't mind if the next 4 were won by the same 2 people, if at least they were a bit more challenged along the way. if it's the same one-sided crap, then no thanks. I'll watch something else.

Jimnik
11-21-2007, 02:07 AM
How many more times can it happen?

Why can't Federer keep winning well into his late 20s? Why can't Nadal keep dominating the dirt?

Trully, if it happened a 3rd time, how would everyone feel?

krystlel
11-21-2007, 02:18 AM
It would disappoint me in hindsight but it would have been expected at the time, just looking at each Grand Slam individually. I am curious though as to just how long this will last.

juninhOH
11-21-2007, 03:35 AM
federer won't win 3 slams this year, believe me.
he will win 2 or 1
and remember, people stop winning grand slams just out of nowhere, when you think they are going to win more they stop.

just look at McEnroe and Wilander

Johnny Groove
11-21-2007, 03:38 AM
The odds of it happening again are better than it not happening

sunsfuns
11-21-2007, 03:55 AM
federer won't win 3 slams this year, believe me.
he will win 2 or 1
and remember, people stop winning grand slams just out of nowhere, when you think they are going to win more they stop.

just look at McEnroe and Wilander

That's true no doubt, but did you predict correctly last November that Roger will win 3 GS or were you predicting the same thing as today?

sunsfuns
11-21-2007, 03:59 AM
It's time for Gasquet to step up. He needs a Slam before 22 or he'll become another Haas.

Gasquet winning GS? Potito Starace will beat Federer on grass before that happens...

Djokovic or Murray are more realistic bets, though...

Benny_Maths
11-21-2007, 05:05 AM
federer won't win 3 slams this year, believe me.
he will win 2 or 1
and remember, people stop winning grand slams just out of nowhere, when you think they are going to win more they stop.

just look at McEnroe and Wilander

I've never really understood why so many people say this (the part in bold). Do they think the year ends in June/July?

Marek.
11-21-2007, 06:13 AM
I like Feds and all but I hope for a change in the slam winners next year. If Nalbandian keeps up his form I think he could win one for sure.

stebs
11-21-2007, 11:38 AM
The odds of it happening again are better than it not happening

Questionable. I disagree, if I was a bookie then I would give longer odds for Roger winning three slams than winning two. I see two for Federer, one for Nadal and one for Djokovic next year.

tennizen
11-21-2007, 03:19 PM
I would certainly not mind seeing a shuffle. Maybe Fed can win RG and Nadal can win Wimbledon and the rest of the tour can take atleast one of the two hard court slams.

Johnny Groove
11-21-2007, 04:01 PM
Questionable. I disagree, if I was a bookie then I would give longer odds for Roger winning three slams than winning two. I see two for Federer, one for Nadal and one for Djokovic next year.

It is questionable. I dont see anyone taking out Roger at the AO, so thats his, RG has never been in doubt, but its the last 2 that will be in the air next year. Each year, Nadal gets better on grass, and depending on how his knees hold up, i can see him taking out fed there. Nole as well at W, hes no clown on grass either.

As for USO, I think Fed and Djokovic should be about even there, considering Nole's 08 improvements as well as Fed's slight decline, he'll be 27 then, as another shot to take a slam from Fed.

Either way, 08 will be a great year to watch

l_mac
11-21-2007, 04:09 PM
Nole won't be winning any Slams next year.

*crosses fingers*

tennizen
11-21-2007, 04:17 PM
Nole won't be winning any Slams next year.

*crosses fingers*

:) You really don't like him. Anyways I made a bet that Murray will reach a slam final next year and outperform Nole. I am sure I will have your best wishes in this case:p

l_mac
11-21-2007, 04:23 PM
:) You really don't like him.

What? I don't mind him.

:tape:

Mr. Magassi
11-21-2007, 04:27 PM
For me... GREAT! Roger Federer is the classiest and most deserving #1 we've had in a while (and I like Nadal quite a lot as well)... I only hope he wins the Golden Slam (French and Olympics!)... until the others step up and challenge him in the Slams, there's no point in claiming tennis is boring with the Federer domination. :)

Metis
11-21-2007, 04:40 PM
I wonder what will happen if Federer doesn't win AO 08. Without the pressure to win the Calendar Slam maybe his chances for RG will increase. :shrug:

As for the question posed by the OP, I'd like to see some changes. It's getting too boring and predictable. Though I'd love to see Nadal win Wimbledon at last :sad:.