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is there any player who can possible challenge Federer on hard courts in the future??

richie21
09-11-2006, 11:56 AM
to be fair, i really thought Gasquet could be this guy but i'm really less and less sure......

Action Jackson
09-11-2006, 11:58 AM
It's impossible Federer will go through next year undefeated on all surfaces except clay and he will only lose cause of a bad umpiring decision.

leng jai
09-11-2006, 12:02 PM
Tommy Haas can on his day, as can Marat Safin

richie21
09-11-2006, 12:11 PM
Tommy Haas can on his day, as can Marat Safin

yeah but consistently??

leng jai
09-11-2006, 12:13 PM
Well Tommy and Safin aren't exactly known for their consistency...

richie21
09-11-2006, 12:15 PM
Well Tommy and Safin aren't exactly known for their consistency...

yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....

belgampaul
09-11-2006, 12:25 PM
yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....

if you will have this guy than you would certainly look for another one in a very short time (like in 1 year). it's pretty hard to be at rogers level but be even higher though not impossible but would be even more boring prediction-wise that the current dominance of roger.

so let there be no other guy like this. let there be many that can challenge him once in while. but clearly there are only 3-4 guys of this level and most of them way inconsistent to set up matches against Federer.

Halba
09-11-2006, 12:30 PM
to be fair, i really thought Gasquet could be this guy but i'm really less and less sure......

Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....he is after all seen to be the most talented of the youngsters, just give him time. After all see how Federer was at 20 years old, not as consistent as he is now! but he did beat Sampras when he was 19 so he's had the juice all the time

richie21
09-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....he is after all seen to be the most talented of the youngsters, just give him time. After all see how Federer was at 20 years old, not as consistent as he is now! but he did beat Sampras when he was 19 so he's had the juice all the time

well Gasquet also beat Federer when he was 19....but to be fair it was in a MS,not in a GS(and not on Federer's best surface too) so hardly comparable with Fed's performance against Sampras

oz_boz
09-11-2006, 12:42 PM
Gasquet is really the only one with the game of the "next gen" players to be able to defeat Federer....

Nadal has beaten Fed 6 times, 2 times on hardcourt.
Berdych and Murray have defeated Fed on hc.

Nathaliia
09-11-2006, 12:45 PM
If you mean 10 years future then maybe we will find one.


;)

bokehlicious
09-11-2006, 12:59 PM
yeah and that's the problem : we need guys who can beat Federer on regular basis(and not only on clay) ,not once every 10 matches....

Who do you call "we" ? :confused: :o

richie21
09-11-2006, 01:06 PM
Who do you call "we" ? :confused: :o

well except Federer's fans if you prefer ;)
i think a lot of people(possibly including Roger himself) would like to see in the future , players capable of giving Federer more trouble (not dominating him but at least capable of beating him 3 or 4 times out of 10 matchs)to make the tour a bit more interesting

bokehlicious
09-11-2006, 01:20 PM
well except Federer's fans if you prefer ;)
i think a lot of people(possibly including Roger himself) would like to see in the future , players capable of giving Federer more trouble (not dominating him but at least capable of beating him 3 or 4 times out of 10 matchs)to make the tour a bit more interesting

You actually think that Roger wishes to be beaten by someone on a regular basis ?

That's funny again. Nadal could be 20-2 vs Fed it won't bore anybody, but when it comes to Fed it's always boooooooring... MTF and its load of crap :shrug:

Rogiman
09-11-2006, 01:35 PM
This is all too funny, everyone seems to think Fed's domination will last forever.

After 2004 I said he was not going to have another season like that, and he proved me wrong... But I'll say it again: Federer will never repeat 2006, I'd be glad if he could win the occasional Slam to increase his total, but this kind of domination can't last forever - cheer up - he'll be defeated by several players in the coming years.

Action Jackson
09-11-2006, 01:36 PM
This is all too funny, everyone seems to think Fed's domination will last forever.

After 2004 I said he was not going to have another season like that, and he proved me wrong... But I'll say it again: Federer will never repeat 2006, I'd be glad if he could win the occasional Slam to increase his total, but this kind of domination can't last forever - cheer up - he'll be defeated by several players in the coming years.

Stop showing perspective. Then again you love going against the grain.

hitchhiker
09-11-2006, 01:59 PM
unless there are injuries it will be all federer federer federer in 2007 and possibly 2008. even the robot will slow down after that as there will be to many miles on the clock.

njorker
09-11-2006, 02:36 PM
FedEx is head & shoulders above everyone else, and unless he gets a serious injury (w/c I sincerely hope :devil: ), there's no consistent player to challenge him in hardcourts and grass, too. But I'm hoping Safin and Gasquet can put an end to Fed's reign. :)

stebs
09-11-2006, 06:25 PM
Federer can still be the best player in the world next year but I would be very surprised if he dominates anything like as much as this year. By 2008 he will be a force but not a dominant one.

mangoes
09-11-2006, 06:41 PM
FedEx is head & shoulders above everyone else, and unless he gets a serious injury (w/c I sincerely hope :devil: ), there's no consistent player to challenge him in hardcourts and grass, too. But I'm hoping Safin and Gasquet can put an end to Fed's reign. :)


You're wishing a player get injured :o

DrJules
09-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Andy Murray.

mangoes
09-11-2006, 06:51 PM
The youngsters should begin catching up with Roger from next year. I don't expect Roger to retain his hold on all three grand slams...............but, I will be happy if he does:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll be happy if he can win RG in 07.

R.Federer
09-11-2006, 06:53 PM
Didn't rafa beat him twice on hard courts (stop before you qualify the court with slow, extra slow, clay in disguise etc)? Blake, berdych, gasquet, safin, hrbaty ...

rofe
09-11-2006, 07:04 PM
In 2007, I expect Nadal to put tremendous pressure on Roger on slower hard courts starting with the AO. Players may win against Roger on fast HC but not consistently. Beyond 2007, who knows? :shrug:

Purple Rainbow
09-11-2006, 07:28 PM
In 2007, I expect Nadal to put tremendous pressure on Roger on slower hard courts starting with the AO. Players may win against Roger on fast HC but not consistently. Beyond 2007, who knows? :shrug:

Rafa will have to reach the final before he has a chance of facing Roger.
Nadal isn't invincible on hard courts, as we all witnessed this summer.

rofe
09-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Rafa will have to reach the final before he has a chance of facing Roger.
Nadal isn't invincible on hard courts, as we all witnessed this summer.

On slower HC he has a very good chance. If he is given time to set up his shots he becomes very dangerous. He still can't hit through the ball so he will struggle on fast HC.

LLeytonRules
09-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Fed's forehand and serve will carry him for the next 4 years!!!I am hoping he breaks Connors's streak at number 1.The guy is a smart, as he gets older he will limit his schedule!!!!

Saumon
09-11-2006, 07:48 PM
I think any player can challenge him with the HawkEye :shrug: :p

Vass
09-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Fed's forehand and serve will carry him for the next 4 years!!!
You're talking about Roddick here. Federer's forehand, serve, backhand, volley, movement, mental strength will carry him for.....

njorker
09-14-2006, 12:38 PM
You're wishing a player get injured :o


Apologies, Fedtard.