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1-800-RAFA
09-18-2006, 05:14 PM
> 20 :D

Jimnik
09-18-2006, 05:22 PM
Not bad for a first post.

Keep this up for next year's AC championships.

Pfloyd
09-18-2006, 05:23 PM
Not bad for a first post.

Keep this up for next year's AC championships.

Dude, dont be an A-hole, its his first post, and dosent know what the arse clown competition is.

Anyway man, good first post, and welcome to MTF.

oz_boz
09-18-2006, 05:28 PM
Welcome to MTF!

You should have a poll option for 2 to 5 titles.

stebs
09-18-2006, 05:36 PM
:lol: :lol:

R.Federer
09-18-2006, 05:37 PM
What is your previous/alternate username? ;)

Jimnik
09-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Dude, dont be an A-hole, its his first post, and dosent know what the arse clown competition is.

Anyway man, good first post, and welcome to MTF.
Sorry, you're right!
I don't know what got into me. :o

Samuel
09-18-2006, 05:40 PM
Dude, dont be an A-hole, its his first post, and dosent know what the arse clown competition is.

Oh come on, you just let him, because he is praising Nadal. :rolleyes:
If we were talking about someone else you'd also mock.

Pfloyd
09-18-2006, 05:43 PM
Oh come on, you just let him, because he is praising Nadal. :rolleyes:
If we were talking about someone else you'd also mock.

Its his first post! and becuase of that no, I wound'nt mock. Another thing would be if he had many posts, then I would ask him, have you not read the 200000000 posts or Rafa and Fed, thatt you have to create another one?

That's not the case, and he is simply trying to meet people by expressing that Nadal is his favorite player.

Pfloyd
09-18-2006, 05:44 PM
Sorry, you're right!
I don't know what got into me. :o

It's Ok. :)

Blue Heart24
09-18-2006, 05:48 PM
He will stay on 2 you morons

BlueSwan
09-18-2006, 06:12 PM
He'll win 7.

4 times Roland Garros (noone dominates at Roland Garros for too many years)
2 times Australian Open
1 time US Open (at some point he'll learn how to play there)

Byrd
09-18-2006, 06:24 PM
Where's the option of >5?

hitchhiker
09-18-2006, 06:25 PM
number of RG > number of grand slams

Exodus
09-18-2006, 06:27 PM
possibly 1 RG more that's it

revolution
09-18-2006, 06:34 PM
A few more RGs and an AO or two

Pfloyd
09-18-2006, 06:37 PM
number of RG > number of grand slams

You seriously think he's only gonna win at RG?

DrJules
09-18-2006, 06:48 PM
We should have had choice of 2-4. This assumes that Nadal is certain to win at least 5.

RonE
09-18-2006, 06:52 PM
> 20 :D

You are aware that the Arseclown Championship for this year is already underway and no new entrants are accepted at this point?

Bad Religion
09-18-2006, 07:19 PM
8 at least

fanancic
09-18-2006, 07:22 PM
3 titles

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-18-2006, 08:31 PM
15 GS

8 RG
4 AO
2 W
1 US

Others are trying to reach my perfection. I see the logic of MTF growing by every post I make.

RONE did you lose in the first round. You were my first Fedtard rival :sad:

Langers
02-14-2007, 03:10 PM
How many Grand Slams do you think Nadal will win in his career?

You would assume he'll win at least 5 French Open’s and then with continued improvement its hard to imagine that he wouldn’t win a couple more at the Australian and US Opens. And of course he made the Wimbledon Final last year. With Federer out of the picture in a few years will Nadal be a force to be reckoned with on the grass, or will another young gun come along and dominate on the surface?

Anyway, I’m predicting that this brilliant youngster will win 10 Grand Slams.

oz_boz
02-14-2007, 03:13 PM
There must be more than 100 threads, 75 of which have polls, about this topic already.

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 03:14 PM
2-4

adee-gee
02-14-2007, 03:23 PM
2-4
:lol:

Langers
02-14-2007, 03:23 PM
There must be more than 100 threads, 75 of which have polls, about this topic already.
If possible, could you post the answers you gave in those threads in this one.

Cheers. :hatoff:
2-4
2-4? That's it?

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 03:32 PM
:lol:

I'd rather say 2, but that wasn't a poll option :sad:

Langers
02-14-2007, 03:48 PM
:lol:
what a clown

i bet you were saying the same about Hewitt in 2002.

and what's with the 'federer will be out of the picture in a few years'. lollll talk about wishing thinking.
Nadal will win 1 more if he's lucky, Fed will win 10+ more.... and in 5 years time when rafa should be at his peak, there will be 10-15 more better players than him around.


thats my view :angel:
Totally unbiased opinion of course? :spit:

Who's going to stop him on clay? He's already won 2 French Open titles and I don't see anyone knocking him off anytime soon, not even your wonder boy.

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 03:54 PM
Who's going to stop him on clay? He's already won 2 French Open titles and I don't see anyone knocking him off anytime soon, not even your wonder boy.

Federer will **** Nadal on clay this year :devil:

bobrocks
02-14-2007, 03:57 PM
The fact that he already has 2 in the bag, that he's so good on clay, that he's so young...I said 5-7 slams.

Langers
02-14-2007, 03:57 PM
Federer will **** Nadal on clay this year :devil:
Going down that path again are we? ;)

Nadal in 4, again. Bad luck Roger. :)

Corey Feldman
02-14-2007, 03:57 PM
he has been getting figured out bit by bit in the last 2 years - from alot of players, soon that will transform to clay.... on clay he'll still be strong = doesnt gaurentee he's a cert to win Roland Garros though - his run will snap this year on clay... no doubt about it :devil:
that's what happens when your one dimensional.
:bolt:
he hasnt even reached a final anywhere for nearly 7-8 months or something? but lets just give him the title already :o

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 04:00 PM
Going down that path again are we? ;)

Nadal in 4, again. Bad luck Roger. :)

Your wishfull thinkings won't happen, but hopefully Nadal should still manage to win Barcelona anyway.

Eden
02-14-2007, 04:02 PM
There must be more than 100 threads, 75 of which have polls, about this topic already.

One of these threads is this one ->
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=86474&highlight=rafa

marcelwks
02-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Every year RG , until he will retire . So I think 11+ :D

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Nice to see some of Nadal's biggest fans contributing to this thread already :lol:

Corey Feldman
02-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Nice to see some of Nadal's biggest fans contributing to this thread already :lol:I was wondering what arseclown voted Nadal for +11.....

then you turned up

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 04:09 PM
Nice to see some of Nadal's biggest fans contributing to this thread already :lol:

If the thread starter wished to have only Rafa's ass licking answers he/she shoud have posted it in his sub-forum :shrug:

scoobs
02-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Somewhere between 2 and 22.

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-14-2007, 04:17 PM
I was wondering what arseclown voted Nadal for +11.....

then you turned up
Nice try, but that wasn't me. I voted 5-7 ;)

If the thread starter wished to have only Rafa's ass licking answers he/she shoud have posted it in his sub-forum :shrug:

Hahaha. Yeh. Its seems funny that you and that clown Escude take up more than half of this thread.

Corey Feldman
02-14-2007, 04:22 PM
:lol: Andre'sNo1Clown

sondraj06
02-14-2007, 04:41 PM
Oh what's the point. Fed still has to prove he can beat Nadal on clay, I know that's a hard pill to swallow for fed fan. the great one still having to prove himself and all. But it seems to me the only one day dreaming are the folks with Fed in their avatars.

Allure
02-14-2007, 05:34 PM
2-4

bokehlicious
02-14-2007, 05:37 PM
least its just down to 'beating nadal on clay' from the tardos now
i could swore this time last year all we heard is how Nadal owned him everywhere and was the best in the world and will be No1 by now

what BS that turned into :rolls:

I wonder what will be their next leitmotiv once Roger has RG under his belt...

Rogiman
02-14-2007, 06:00 PM
2 exactly.

scarecrows
02-14-2007, 06:03 PM
2-4

Merton
02-14-2007, 06:03 PM
Zero, the two that he already won will be somehow deducted from the history books.

Byrd
02-14-2007, 06:09 PM
26

kobulingam
02-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Nadal has to beat Federer on clay this year (especially at RG). I think if Roger wins RG this year he could end up bagging many more before he retires. If Nadal smashes Fed, then the confidence balance can tip even further to Nadal's side.

Aside from FO, Nadal might win an AO or Wimbledon(after Fed retires). USO is the toughest for him because it's as fast as Wimbledon these days AND a lot of players are good on fast hardcourts (even in Nadal's generation, people like Berdych can really spank the ball on a fast hardcourt).

Jimnik
02-14-2007, 06:31 PM
4-5 RG
1-2 AO

5-7 in total.

stebs
02-14-2007, 06:48 PM
Between 3 and 6. I voted 5-7 but I doubt he will get 7 and even 6 is a long shot. Five is a pretty likely sort of sum. It would be surprising to see him playing at a top level for more than 2 or 3 years further. No matter what people want to see, he will not be around at 26/27 unlesss his gamestyle drastically changes, in which case he won't be the best at his game. So, Probably another couple at Roland Garros and an AO title.

Boris Franz Ecker
02-14-2007, 06:59 PM
His decline already started.
He will have difficulties to win another Grand Slam, but 4 should be his goal including one Wimbledon title.
With that one could easily say, he was the best Spanish player ever.

kobulingam
02-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Between 3 and 6. I voted 5-7 but I doubt he will get 7 and even 6 is a long shot. Five is a pretty likely sort of sum. It would be surprising to see him playing at a top level for more than 2 or 3 years further. No matter what people want to see, he will not be around at 26/27 unlesss his gamestyle drastically changes, in which case he won't be the best at his game. So, Probably another couple at Roland Garros and an AO title.

I give him a year before he loses some of that lightning speed and out of this world defense. That doesn't mean he _will_ decline as a complete player, although it does make it likely. To offset the loses he has to gain elsewhere to stay near the top of the tour.

But this year, he's a favourite for RG. If he gets over his injuries, he's a lock to make the finals. Who wins between Fed and Nadal , I haven't decided yet :rolleyes:

RickDaStick
02-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Nadal will never win a slam besides RG. I can see him winning that 4-5 more times though.

Macbrother
02-14-2007, 08:13 PM
In the last 75 years only one person has been able to win Roland Garros more than 3 times -- and that person was one of the greatest legends the game has seen, Bjorn Borg. The next best two in the open era were Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten, at three a piece. So I'm amazed, really, that people believe Nadal can win such ridiculous numbers of French Open championships. There's a reason clay court specialists have a very short shelf-life and just look at the injury problems Nadal is having now. It's possible he may win one more but I'll be very surprised if he wins more than that.

I like Nadal and think his contrasting style (to purist shotmakers) is good for the game but to expect this level for 5 more years is beyond fantasy.

kobulingam
02-14-2007, 08:38 PM
Nadal will never win a slam besides RG. I can see him winning that 4-5 more times though.

Never. 2 more FO max.

Burrow
02-15-2007, 12:34 AM
:lol:
what a clown

i bet you were saying the same about Hewitt in 2002.

and what's with the 'federer will be out of the picture in a few years'. lollll talk about wishful thinking.
Nadal will win 1 more if he's lucky, Fed will win 10+ more.... and in 5 years time when rafa should be at his peak, there will be 10-15 more better players than him around.


thats my view :angel:

rafael nadal will go downhill in a few years. More players will rise, and simply over power him. I can see many players giving him a good game on clay very soon.

NYCtennisfan
02-15-2007, 12:44 AM
In the last 75 years only one person has been able to win Roland Garros more than 3 times -- and that person was one of the greatest legends the game has seen, Bjorn Borg. The next best two in the open era were Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten, at three a piece. So I'm amazed, really, that people believe Nadal can win such ridiculous numbers of French Open championships. There's a reason clay court specialists have a very short shelf-life and just look at the injury problems Nadal is having now. It's possible he may win one more but I'll be very surprised if he wins more than that.

I like Nadal and think his contrasting style (to purist shotmakers) is good for the game but to expect this level for 5 more years is beyond fantasy.

Wilander also won 3 RG titles. :)

Macbrother
02-15-2007, 12:48 AM
Wilander also won 3 RG titles. :)

Knew I was forgetting someone. ;)

bobrocks
02-15-2007, 05:50 AM
In the last 75 years only one person has been able to win Roland Garros more than 3 times -- and that person was one of the greatest legends the game has seen, Bjorn Borg. The next best two in the open era were Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten, at three a piece. So I'm amazed, really, that people believe Nadal can win such ridiculous numbers of French Open championships.


Why not? You can't use the past the indicate what someone will do. Maybe Nadal will win four or five French Opens. And one or two other ones. That's the 5-7 that I guessed.
We're all just guessing here.

Jlee
02-15-2007, 06:09 AM
Unless he starts turning things around very soon, he won't win many more. I think 4 or 5, so I'm between two categories :lol:

The next few months will be huge in determining his chances. Will he end the year with wins over Federer?

Byrd
02-15-2007, 01:38 PM
He won't win FO this year, I think he'll probably run into someone inspired like Matheiu last year, but who actually manages to beat him. Though I think hes got 1-3 FO's left in him.

oscar_2424
02-15-2007, 01:41 PM
between 5 or 7.

The_Nadal_effect
02-15-2007, 01:57 PM
Even though it might appear as wishful thinking, I think Rafael might just hold up the RG once more making him triple champ in a row. The other Grandsalmons will take time, but by the time he finishes his career, he'd end up with 5-7 or maybe even more, that's a realistic view.

Rogiman
02-15-2007, 02:00 PM
Even though it might appear as wishful thinking, I think Rafael might just hold up the RG once more making him triple champ in a row. That's not that far-fetched :lol:

Until proven otherwise, he's the undisputed king of clay.

Federer&Hingis
02-15-2007, 03:59 PM
5 or 6

jazar
02-15-2007, 07:35 PM
i think 5 at the most

Solid_Snake
02-16-2007, 03:27 AM
He'll win two more French Opens and make one Australian Open final.

Langers
02-16-2007, 03:58 AM
Wow Nadal is underrated around here.

Corey Feldman
02-16-2007, 04:04 AM
Overated if you ask me.

its a disgrace that 5 arseclowns think he'll win 8+ slams in his life.

Langers
02-16-2007, 04:12 AM
Overated if you ask me.

its a disgrace that 5 arseclowns think he'll win 8+ slams in his life.
Surely you kid? :tape:

Kolya
02-16-2007, 04:59 AM
4 or 5.

Federer told me this.

Bagelicious
02-16-2007, 05:01 AM
Nadal has to beat Federer on clay this year (especially at RG). I think if Roger wins RG this year he could end up bagging many more before he retires. If Nadal smashes Fed, then the confidence balance can tip even further to Nadal's side.

Aside from FO, Nadal might win an AO or Wimbledon(after Fed retires). USO is the toughest for him because it's as fast as Wimbledon these days AND a lot of players are good on fast hardcourts (even in Nadal's generation, people like Berdych can really spank the ball on a fast hardcourt).

While I agree with most of what you said, I don't see Fed losing RG to Nadal tipping the confidence balance in Nadal's favour. If it hasn't happened in the past 2 years, I don't see why it would happen now - unless you feel that the 3rd time's the charm.

bobrocks
02-16-2007, 05:13 AM
Wow Nadal is underrated around here.

Actually 40% say he will win at least 5 grand slam tournaments that's not bad, and 7 is pretty darn good.

7 would tie him with John McEnroe.

Not bad company.

Macbrother
02-16-2007, 05:21 AM
Why not? You can't use the past the indicate what someone will do. Maybe Nadal will win four or five French Opens. And one or two other ones. That's the 5-7 that I guessed.
We're all just guessing here.

yeah that's right, who needs the past anyway? Let's just stop even bothering with statistics since they indicate nothing.

bobrocks
02-16-2007, 05:23 AM
yeah that's right, who needs the past anyway? Let's just stop even bothering with statistics since they indicate nothing.

statistics measure the past, not the future.

Macbrother
02-16-2007, 05:28 AM
statistics measure the past, not the future.

That goes without saying. But they do help us predict the future otherwise they would be meaningless.

kronus12
02-16-2007, 07:11 AM
the man is suffering injuries left and right, hasn't won a tourney or being in a final in the last eight months, but hey who cares he will still win 8 -11 grandslams said by some of the dumbest posters oh MTF.
He in my view would be lucky to win one more some of his loses have not even being close. Winning Wimby only way that would happen if he gets the same draw he had last year and all the grass court players died in a plane crash in other words hell NO!!!
Winning the USopen only way that would happen if he plays on clay so lets not dream about that one, anywayz his body wouldn't be able to take the pounding on US H/Cs.
Winning aussies open he might but watching this year against gonzales i didn't even think the game was close.
The other young generation will catch up with him soon maybe this year but diffently next year someone in that group will make their mark, my picks are Murray, Almago, Berdych and Djokovic.

Mimi
02-16-2007, 07:28 AM
11+ :eek: , even i like Nadal, i don't think its possible ;), i guess may be around 5-6 :wavey:

Pigpen Stinks
02-16-2007, 07:34 AM
As others have mentioned, I think it's a bit silly to assume he'll win another 2 or 3 French titles. It may happen, but it's just as likely that it won't. I've watched tennis for the past 25 plus years, and I've often thought that a player would dominate the French for multiple years, only to see that player's reign end prematurely, either due to a decline in ability, or a newcomer that's tougher, or a combination of both.

I don't doubt that Nadal is a gifted player, and capable of winning on other surfaces. However, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to make the necessary adjustments in his game to compete for Slam titles on surfaces other than the French. He's established himself as the undisputed #2 in the world rankings over the last two years, but that doesn't mean he's going to win a given number of slam titles in his future.

He needs to step up his game. It may mean sacrificing some of his dominance on clay to improve on other surfaces. Who knows, but the challenge lies ahead.

The_Nadal_effect
02-16-2007, 08:01 AM
Its quite realistic to say that Nadal might just make three in a row.

Sometimes, I feel that after that one win at RG, he might go all out... there might be a slump in the rankings (I feel he might just go out of the top ten or even twenty) and it will create the necessary time for him to build his form away from the competition as his mind will no longer be on keeping his ranking, but on playing tennis once again.

When he returns into the spotlight, he could be among the top five (after a couple of years 2009-10), he would return a much more mature player capable on all surfaces. And yes...He'd still be only 22-23 years old. :devil:

Old Fed :angel: started winning slams at 22, no?

Jaffas85
02-16-2007, 08:04 AM
Federer was 21 when he won Wimbledon.

Mimi
02-16-2007, 08:06 AM
yes, but he would be 22 in less than 2 months afterwards :p
Federer was 21 when he won Wimbledon.

Dancing Hero
02-16-2007, 06:04 PM
I picked the 5-7 range. Nadal is still young and can develop more on other surfaces than clay. He will always do well at the French and can win some more at RG. I think he'll finish around the Becker and Edberg mark, 6 or 7.

I thought at the time Becker would go on to dominate Wimbledon for years but after 1986 and he was still only 18 then, he only won once more there. Plenty of finals and semis yes, but only one more title. Players often lose their hunger it seems when they have enough money and the big lifestyle. Injuries maybe come into things as well, players seem to get injured more often nowadays.

selyoink
02-16-2007, 06:11 PM
I think he wins 5 slams.

Exodus
02-16-2007, 06:18 PM
2! so that means he won't win slams anymore

R.Federer
02-16-2007, 06:41 PM
yes, but he would be 22 in less than 2 months afterwards :p

Players mature physically and mentally at different rates, and burn out at different rates. Hewitt won his first slam at 20 or 21, but has not won since then. As some people say, his style of play probably wore him out a bit and his game got figured out well.

LeChuck
04-24-2007, 11:03 PM
5-7. At the French Open, I think that he'll overtake the Kuerten/Lendl/Wilander crew on 3 titles, but will fall short of Borg's total. I'd back him to win the Australian Open at some point. I don't think that he'll ever win Wimbledon (hopefully I'm wrong). I'm not sure about the US Open.

Langers
06-26-2007, 10:42 AM
3 down, 7 to go. ;)

bokehlicious
06-26-2007, 11:03 AM
3 down, 7 to go. ;)

Can't wait for AO 09 and Nadal matching the ego king slam record... :cool:

scarecrows
06-26-2007, 11:07 AM
Can't wait for AO 09 and Nadal matching the ego king slam record... :cool:

I'm already wetting myself to that prospect

JOG777
06-26-2007, 11:17 AM
untill he win Wimbledon - then he retires

Loremaster
06-26-2007, 11:18 AM
I go with 5-7 realistically he is 21 so he can easily add about 1-2 French Opens in short time because I don't see anyone to on the horizon to beat him in Paris. He should be able to sneak one or two Slams at faster surfaces so maybe 2 AO or AO and USOpen , but with his desire and room fo improvement he can easily go for 8-10 of course IF he stays healthy , and waht is more improvements he is making do not affect in negative way his clay court game but only improve it which is very important and shows that his coach knows what he is doing. So he can get Wimby one day considering his mental strenght.

Langers
06-26-2007, 11:24 AM
untill he win Wimbledon - then he retires
:lol: So what happens if he wins this year?

The_Nadal_effect
06-26-2007, 04:00 PM
5-6 RG alone (Maybe not back to back, although he can do a 4-peat next year)
3-4 of (US/ AO/ Wimby)

Total of 8-10 GS titles, at the least.

Beforehand
06-26-2007, 04:35 PM
This feels awfully like the "Da Bears" sketches, with Nadal in place of Ditka.

Xristos
06-26-2007, 04:41 PM
Will he win RG next year??

That is the question...

Marek.
06-26-2007, 04:42 PM
5-7 most likely.

A_Skywalker
06-26-2007, 04:42 PM
Over 14

bokehlicious
06-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Over 14

:haha: fangirlism at its best :)

Sofonda Cox
06-26-2007, 04:47 PM
i think i can smell bacon cooking.......piggy burnout? 2-4 then :)

t0x
06-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Over 14

:spit:


He will most probably get some more though. I see 4 RG + 1 Other Slam.

Mansave_75
06-26-2007, 06:33 PM
I honestly think he will win 5-6 RG at least,and 1-3 A.O.,1-2 Wimby and 1 U.S. so I'll say more than 10 for sure...(In different years) and he's only 21 remember that fact,but next to RG the other GS to win for sure are or A.O. or Wimby.
If he's not broken (injuries)he'll finally end as one of history's greatest.
This guy has "something" uncommon in all players including Roger,
that's simple.

bokehlicious
06-26-2007, 06:41 PM
This guy has "something" uncommon in all players including Roger,
that's simple.

Nadal will end his career as the undisputed GOAT, that's meant to be, with such a beautiful game how can it be any different ? :shrug:

scarecrows
06-26-2007, 07:05 PM
I change my vote to 11+

I hadnt seen the light before, but now I do :bowdown:

spriwi
06-26-2007, 07:11 PM
I change my vote to 11+

I hadnt seen the light before, but now I do :bowdown:

:D

Exodus
06-26-2007, 07:17 PM
he isn't going to win more slams so 3

Eden
06-26-2007, 07:36 PM
he isn't going to win more slams so 3

Well, there isn't anybody out there at the moment who can seriously trouble him at RG in a Best of 5 match so he will probably be the ultimate favourite for next years RG.

I think it is premature to predict any other slams title on other surfaces at the moment. Right now he has a GS final on grass beside his achievements in Paris, but never came near to reach the final of the other slams. And with the young guns Murray, Berdych and Djokovic out there beside the other dangerous players for him (Gonzalez, Youzhny, Blake and a certain Federer) it will be a huge challenge for him to win the other GS apart from the French Open.

But who would have expected that he would reach the Wimbledon final last year? Impossible is nothing, but I think the more realistic question right now should be if Nadal is able to break Borgs record at RG.

Langers
07-06-2008, 09:55 PM
Well, 76 people are already wrong.

5 at the age of 22. Amazing.

federernadalfan
07-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Today's win tells me that he can win 11+ slams in his career. He will win a couple more RG and Wimbledon, and perhaps the AO and US open.

Mansave_75
07-06-2008, 11:38 PM
Nadal career seems not to have an end it just started, amazing. I bid for 8-10 at least GS titles.

RafaTheBest
07-06-2008, 11:40 PM
I say he will win 4 more French Opens, 2 more Wimbledons, and either an Aussie or US open. That makes 12.

Mansave_75
07-06-2008, 11:59 PM
I say he will win 4 more French Opens, 2 more Wimbledons, and either an Aussie or US open. That makes 12.

I'm agree, I see Rafa winning at least two more Wimbledons. ;)

marcRD
07-07-2008, 12:01 AM
11. 1 more wimbledon, 1 Australian open and 4 more Roland Garros.

Albatros99
07-07-2008, 12:21 AM
76 people, the most, voted 2-4 :p

You fucking clueless retards

Peoples
07-07-2008, 12:27 AM
double of whatever Federer will total
y'all get on the bandwagon if you haven't yet :bounce:

Xenosys
07-07-2008, 12:31 AM
45% of you voting people really didn't have a scooby.

bounccer
09-10-2008, 12:17 PM
??

Shirogane
09-10-2008, 01:05 PM
8
??

Peoples
09-10-2008, 01:08 PM
About 25, plus minus 20

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2008, 01:11 PM
None.

vincayou
09-10-2008, 01:15 PM
9 or 10.

oz_boz
09-10-2008, 01:34 PM
3-4 more FO plus 1-2 other = final tally 9-11.

prima donna
09-10-2008, 01:36 PM
7.

waterlily_021989
09-10-2008, 02:00 PM
10-11

JolánGagó
09-10-2008, 02:00 PM
countless.

mashamaniac
09-10-2008, 02:02 PM
I predict between 8 to 10 more GS for rafa,he'd easily break sampras' 14 GS should he remain healthy!

tennisfan444
09-10-2008, 02:46 PM
not as many as fed

Mimi
09-11-2008, 04:02 AM
changed the answer every year, say he isn't going to win more slams so 2 at 2007 :haha::silly:

he isn't going to win more slams so 3

Mimi
09-11-2008, 04:08 AM
:haha:
I'd rather say 2, but that wasn't a poll option :sad:

Mimi
09-11-2008, 04:10 AM
:haha: its so funny to look back at the old thread

2 exactly.

JennyS
09-11-2008, 04:19 AM
My current prediction is 8-10.

Arkulari
09-13-2008, 09:21 AM
maybe 10, I don't think he'll make the Grand Slam either, he's too exhausted when the USO comes
I don't really believe he'll win more than Roger or get that kind of dominance, there are a lot of young guns coming behind: Murray, Del Potro, even the Djoker

NadalSharapova
02-01-2009, 02:38 PM
He is 22 and already on 6 slams. It is a scary thought on how many slams he will win in his career.

Say if he plays til he is 28, thats automatically another 6 french opens. He will also win several more wimbledons and hardcourt slams as well.

He could reach 20 majors :eek::worship:

Mansave_75
02-01-2009, 03:23 PM
I think at least he's going to win 13 Slams. In Australia he can win 2, at the French Open 8, Wimbledon 2, and 1 U.S. Open.
He's definitely going to end with a great mark.
:)
And that is "at least"...
;)

NadalSharapova
02-01-2009, 03:25 PM
I think at least he's going to win 13 Slams. In Australia he can win 2, at the French Open 8, Wimbledon 2, and 1 U.S. Open.
He's definetely going to end with a great mark.
:)

2 wimbledons? he's gonna win a lot more than that. :worship:

FNT
02-01-2009, 03:25 PM
This might be a knee-jerk, but at the moment I'd say about 12-13. The problem with guys like him is that his legs might just break down at some point, and then he is done for good, and you NEVER know when it might happen.
But I hope it doesn't happen until he is 26-27 or so.

scarecrows
02-01-2009, 03:26 PM
11-12

Bilbo
02-01-2009, 03:28 PM
15-16

Jaz
02-01-2009, 03:31 PM
I think we should refain from answering this.

We've seen with Roger how an injury or sickness can ruin form. Secondly there are alot of good players who can take him on.

Certinfy
02-01-2009, 03:35 PM
I dno, around 15 maybe... Imo it depends if some other players can step up to the plate big time, and try their luck at GS's.

MacTheKnife
02-01-2009, 03:37 PM
I think we should refain from answering this.

We've seen with Roger how an injury or sickness can ruin form. Secondly there are alot of good players who can take him on.

When you watch tennis long enough, you know this is not predictable. There were people saying Borg would get 15-20, and just two years ago there were people saying Fed would get 17-18 easily. Well we saw how those two worked out.

Action Jackson
02-01-2009, 03:37 PM
100

Johnny Groove
02-01-2009, 05:52 PM
Right now he has 6, so that's my answer. Nothing is guaranteed

marcRD
02-01-2009, 06:08 PM
11

Cafisho
02-01-2009, 06:53 PM
10.

ys
02-01-2009, 07:06 PM
This is common for this type of players, like him, Hewitt or Chang ( even though they are not all that similar, that's not what I mean ) who rely very much on their footspeed, that their winning age ends pretty much around 26-27.
I say, he must still have 3-5 RG in him, a couple of Ws, perhaps, another odd hardcourt Slam or maybe even 2. So, a number around 12 sounds like what it is going to be

Garson007
02-01-2009, 07:38 PM
Over 9000.

adee-gee
02-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Probably 10-11. It's almost irrelevant now, I think his achievements as they stand exceed anything most people (including himself) thought they could be.

I'd love him to win a US Open now to complete the set. I'd almost be tempted to say he should retire from hard courts to prolong his career if he won it :lol:

Ivo#1Fan
02-02-2009, 12:36 AM
Good point. I was just thinking this morning that he shouldn't step on another hard court until after Wimbledon. Seriously, go clay only starting immediately and then switch to grass the month before Wimbledon, a couple of week grass practice and two tune up tournaments. With his points he can skip (or tank if necessary) the master series hard court tournaments and still hold on to #1 fairly easily at least through Wimbledon. And if he happens to win the French and Wimbledon there's nothing that will stop him from hanging on to #1 even if he stops playing for the year right after the US Open and skips the whole indoor hard season.

SaFed2005
02-02-2009, 12:51 AM
he will win 22 slams

swebright
02-02-2009, 01:02 AM
Double digits for sure, but his body can't stand for long.

But I don't think he will get to the level of consistancy Roger had. Not 6 wimby finals, 4 AO, 5 USO, 3FO in his lifetime. He will definitely have career slam and even grand slam. Agassi had 4 career slam but nobody cares; but Rafa is different. Most fierce player for sure.

roberthenman
02-02-2009, 01:03 AM
one more
roland garros 2009 and nothing more
is the murray time

rafa_maniac
02-02-2009, 01:11 AM
I don't know, 6? 15? Who cares?! :woohoo:

Chair Umpire
02-02-2009, 01:13 AM
8 or 9... 10 being optimistic.

Ivo#1Fan
02-02-2009, 01:36 AM
8 or 9... 10 being optimistic.

He'll reach 10 easily just on French Opens from here. He'll add at least 4 other GS as well, so 14 min, possibly as high as 17 if he avoids injury. Federer is a one dimensional shell compared to Nadal. Fed is only good on fast courts, Nadal can win on all surfaces. He's clearly the greatest of this current generation.

Igaarg
02-02-2009, 01:37 AM
Nobody knows. More of six for sure.

tennizen
07-14-2009, 04:22 PM
1 US Open( not this year), 2 more French Opens and 1 Wimbledon is what I think. 10 in total.

Certinfy
07-14-2009, 04:28 PM
Over 10... Bout 2 more FO's, 2 Wimby's and maybe a few US Opens :)

Burrow
07-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Over 10... Bout 2 more FO's, 2 Wimby's and maybe a few US Opens :)

Are you actually joking?

tennizen
07-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Over 10... Bout 2 more FO's, 2 Wimby's and maybe a few US Opens :)

You think he will win a few US Opens:eek: I think USOpen is going to be the domain of Murray, Nole and Delpo from next year on.

Certinfy
07-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Haha no i was kidding about USO, i honestly don't think he will ever win AO again or USO at all... Tho i believe he will get at least another FO and Wimby

Lololita
07-14-2009, 05:27 PM
I will tell you what I think soon.

I appreciate your interest in my opinion.

Okonsky
07-14-2009, 05:30 PM
More than 10 (knee ploblems excluded now)

tennizen
07-14-2009, 05:35 PM
I will tell you what I think soon.

I appreciate your interest in my opinion.

I look forward to your second announcement :yippee:

More than 10 (knee ploblems excluded now)

Can you give a break down in terms of what slams he will win.

Dini
07-14-2009, 05:44 PM
4 FO's, 1 Wimbly, 1 USO, 2 AO's. :shrug:

oliverbwfc
07-14-2009, 05:47 PM
347

tennizen
07-14-2009, 05:47 PM
4 FO's, 1 Wimbly, 1 USO, 2 AO's. :shrug:

So you think he won't win another FO. Wow that's a bold assumption.

Okonsky
07-14-2009, 05:54 PM
Can you give a break down in terms of what slams he will win.

8 FO, 3 Wimbledon, 2 USO, 3 Aus Open

straitup
07-14-2009, 05:56 PM
Wow lots of people here don't think he's going to win another RG because he lost for the first time this year...yet he's gonna be extremely successful on hard courts :eek:

rofe
07-14-2009, 06:11 PM
He is going to win a few more FOs and maybe Wimbly. USO is a question mark because that surface doesn't take spin as well as the other surfaces and is low bouncing. He is also vulnerable to flat hitters and his knees at the USO plus there are a lot of players that can play well on that surface. The AO is better for him because it is a slower, higher bouncing HC and he has now won it.

Total speculation: 3 FOs (beating Borg's record), 2 more Wimbly titles and 1 more AO. Total slams = 12.

Dini
07-14-2009, 06:11 PM
So you think he won't win another FO. Wow that's a bold assumption.

No, I meant he'll win 4 more FO's, 1 more Wimbly etc. Sorry abt the confusion. :o

tennizen
07-14-2009, 06:18 PM
He is going to win a few more FOs and maybe Wimbly. USO is a question mark because that surface doesn't take spin as well as the other surfaces and is low bouncing. He is also vulnerable to flat hitters and his knees at the USO plus there are a lot of players that can play well on that surface. The AO is better for him because it is a slower, higher bouncing HC and he has now won it.

Total speculation: 3 FOs (beating Borg's record), 2 more Wimbly titles and 1 more AO. Total slams = 12.

I think he will win USO but lots of things will have to fall in place. I think too many people can do well at the AO as well.

No, I meant he'll win 4 more FO's, 1 more Wimbly etc. Sorry abt the confusion. :o

Oh ok. Got that. So 14 slams in total.

Allez
07-14-2009, 07:51 PM
23

MatchFederer
07-14-2009, 07:56 PM
I will tell you what I think soon.

I appreciate your interest in my opinion.

:haha:

Everko
07-14-2009, 07:56 PM
23

Thick-skull

rofe
07-14-2009, 08:35 PM
I think he will win USO but lots of things will have to fall in place. I think too many people can do well at the AO as well.


Yes, it is possible but other than the issues I listed, he has been unable to deal with performing at the USO at the highest level after going deep at RG and Wimbly. A surprise loss in one of them (most likely Wimbly) should help him prepare better for the USO.

It is of course also possible that he regains his 2008 form going into the USO and wins it this year because he is the freshest of the lot and should get enough match toughness by playing Montreal and Cincy.

Having said that, as you said, he needs a near perfect series of events unfolding before and during the USO to take it and that is why I feel that he may never win the USO.

Go_Israel
07-14-2009, 08:47 PM
I think 1 more AO, 3 more F0, 1 more Wimby and 1 US Open... Total 12.

guga2120
07-14-2009, 08:54 PM
It all depends on his knee's obviously. If he scheldules like he did during the clay season, maybe 0 more. If he is smart, I would say 10. 3 more FO, and 1 USO.

r2473
07-14-2009, 09:13 PM
1 more than Federer :)

Mixo
07-14-2009, 09:18 PM
He will win more than Federer, IMHO, not IMSpanishO.

mandeep
07-14-2009, 09:45 PM
He will win more than Federer, IMHO, not IMSpanishO.

He only needs 10 more because we all no federer won't win another one, and if he keeps going at his 2008 pace and winning 2 slams a year, he will get there right around when he is 28. He needs to play at the same level as 2008 and stay healthy, which seems like a very reasonable assumption. I am willing to bet my house on it.

doublebackhand
07-14-2009, 09:48 PM
He only needs 10 more because we all no federer won't win another one, and if he keeps going at his 2008 pace and winning 2 slams a year, he will get there right around when he is 28. He needs to play at the same level as 2008 and stay healthy, which seems like a very reasonable assumption. I am willing to bet my house on it.

where is your house? i have to know first before taking up the bet.

Mixo
07-14-2009, 09:49 PM
He only needs 10 more because we all no federer won't win another one, and if he keeps going at his 2008 pace and winning 2 slams a year, he will get there right around when he is 28. He needs to play at the same level as 2008 and stay healthy, which seems like a very reasonable assumption. I am willing to bet my house on it.

Dont be silly.

BIGMARAT
07-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Only FO for me! Mark my words!!! I will leave this forum if he wins US Open.

oz_boz
07-14-2009, 10:07 PM
I say 3 more FO's but only 1 or 2 more Wim. No USO or AO.

THis prediction is based on that tendonitis will keep on causing problems.

Mechlan
07-14-2009, 10:20 PM
where is your house? i have to know first before taking up the bet.

I will take the bet without knowing where the house is.

mandeep
07-14-2009, 11:17 PM
I will take the bet without knowing where the house is.

I live about half an hour north west of Toronto, Canada. But, I was being sarcastic, did I really need to put that comment in sarcasm tags.

Mimi
07-15-2009, 03:17 AM
Are you actually joking?
another proof that Burrow may actually is a rafa fans, he almost posts in every rafa thread :eek::p

superslam77
07-15-2009, 03:22 AM
2-3 FO and something else.

Unless...(not saying what i'm thinking).

Bijoux0021
07-15-2009, 03:24 AM
If he stays healthy, 4 more FO, 2 more AO, 2 more Wimby and 2 USO.

lessthanjake
07-15-2009, 03:26 AM
2-3 more FOs, maybe 1 more AO, 1-2 more Wimbledons, and maybe 1 USO.

Total Grand Slams = 9-13

I'll go with the median and say 11. The last 5 will be 3 FOs and 2 Wimbledons IMO.

Mechlan
07-15-2009, 03:31 AM
I live about half an hour north west of Toronto, Canada. But, I was being sarcastic, did I really need to put that comment in sarcasm tags.

Yes, sadly around here you do. Bah, there goes my house. :(

MrChopin
07-15-2009, 03:40 AM
All depends on which Fed shows up at USO. If it's free-swinging aggressive Fed, Nadal won't get USO and won't get AO or Wimbledon as easily as he did in '08 and '09, and it already took him five sets to do it then. If DadFed shows up at USO and subsequent slams, Rafa has a good shot at 1-2 per year for a couple of years, meaning he could get 10-12 by 28 or so. I don't see him playing past that, at least competitively.

In all, I'm guessing 9-10. 2-3 more French and possibly another Wimbledon or AO. USO '09 is his best chance. He won't be this rested again, and Fed isn't likely to be as distracted again. Given the number of problem-players he already has on fast courts, I can't imagine him having better chances with more young players coming up.

luie
07-15-2009, 03:51 AM
It all depends on how much he fears federer & soderling since they beat him on his favorite surface.Or his willingness to compete against federer for the #1 rank in the process destroying his body chasing the GOAT. Or if he takes his "meds" regularly or delpo,murray,novak starts owning him BIG time.
However I expect him to break the alltime record for GS that Fakervic is going to set in t5he future.

swebright
07-15-2009, 03:58 AM
He will win all 4 slams; so will Murray and Novak. It's difficult to achieve in the past (almost 10 years between Roger and Andre) but with no clay court specialists in sight and no dominant players in the future (I guess), they will have a chance to win all. It's been neutralized. That doesn't mean they will have 10+ slams.

guga2120
07-15-2009, 04:00 AM
All depends on which Fed shows up at USO. If it's free-swinging aggressive Fed, Nadal won't get USO and won't get AO or Wimbledon


:spit:

The Swiss Miss, has nothing at all to do with whether Rafa, has a remote chance in New York. The question is his knees, and even then he may not win. It will not matter what version of Roger of show's up. Murray will most likely thrash Roger anyway in the SF. Rafa, very likely will not be fit enough to make the final this year.

luie
07-15-2009, 04:07 AM
:spit:

The Swiss Miss, has nothing at all to do with whether Rafa, has a remote chance in New York. The question is his knees, and even then he may not win. It will not matter what version of Roger of show's up. Murray will most likely thrash Roger anyway in the SF. Rafa, very likely will not be fit enough to make the final this year.
Fed beat him badly the last time they played on a fast low bouncing HC.YEC 07 so the version of federer plays a part. Also since that time these two have never played on a fast low bouncing HC ,nadull chicken out at last years YEC 08. both fed & nadull lost badly at cincy,so they didn't meet.

Del_Toro
07-15-2009, 04:11 AM
7-9 no more than that. And they all will be in RG. Perhaps one in Australia.

Quakes
07-15-2009, 04:15 AM
Wimbledon 2010, 2012
Roland Garros 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Because Rafa will focus on these two events (what he wants most and what he's best at) from now on.
Total 12

P.S. Rafael will defeat Fed in the 2012 Wimbledon Final (where neither is among the top 2 seeds) 3-1 or 3-0. But Fed will win the Olympic Singles Gold Medal, while Nadal falls to an American, and then Federer retires.
:angel:

Rafael retires after Wimbledon 2013, concluding a long battle with injuries. Robin Soderling will remain the only one who ever defeated Rafael at Roland Garros.
:angel:

P.P.S. He will reach the final of US Open three times, losing each to Federer, Murray, and somebody else respectively. He will skip many Australian Opens due to injury, unfortunately. :o

lessthanjake
07-15-2009, 04:27 AM
Wimbledon 2010, 2012
Roland Garros 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Because Rafa will focus on these two events (what he wants most and what he's best at) from now on.
Total 12

P.S. Rafael will defeat Fed in the 2012 Wimbledon Final (where neither is among the top 2 seeds) 3-1 or 3-0. But Fed will win the Olympic Singles Gold Medal, while Nadal falls to an American, and then Federer retires. :angel: Rafael retires after Wimbledon 2013, concluding a long battle with injuries. Robin Soderling will remain the only one who ever defeated Rafael at Roland Garros. :angel:

P.P.S. He will reach the final of US Open three times, losing each to Federer, Murray, and somebody else respectively. He will skip many Australian Opens due to injury, unfortunately. :o

Wouldnt that be HILARIOUS is Soderking was the only man to beat Nadal at RG? I hope that happens.

Quakes
07-15-2009, 04:29 AM
Wouldnt that be HILARIOUS is Soderking was the only man to beat Nadal at RG? I hope that happens.

I agree. Remember Adriano Panatta? :lol:

guga2120
07-15-2009, 04:33 AM
Wouldnt that be HILARIOUS is Soderking was the only man to beat Nadal at RG? I hope that happens.

Yeah, Soderling is just awesome, he barely beat a very injured man. :yeah:

Mimi
07-15-2009, 04:40 AM
Yeah, Soderling is just awesome, he barely beat a very injured man. :yeah:

:bigwave: hello, injured? no, many posters didn't think rafa was really injured in FO, he was just too afraid to face the mighty Roger in the final so he lost before that :eek::bolt:

barbadosan
07-15-2009, 04:42 AM
Yeah, Soderling is just awesome, he barely beat a very injured man. :yeah:

You mean the very injured man who demolished Hewitt just one round before? And wait, a sec, didn't that same person say he doesn't enter a slam unless he's 100% fit?

MrChopin
07-15-2009, 04:48 AM
:spit:

The Swiss Miss, has nothing at all to do with whether Rafa, has a remote chance in New York. The question is his knees, and even then he may not win. It will not matter what version of Roger of show's up. Murray will most likely thrash Roger anyway in the SF. Rafa, very likely will not be fit enough to make the final this year.

Sure, "thrashed" as the last five bo3 set matches have all gone three sets. Or the US final in '08. Yeah, Murray really gave it to him there.

Rafa needed five sets to get Fed at Wimbledon '08 and AO '09, both slower surfaces than USO and both when Fed was missing key elements of his game and Rafa was soaring on confidence. Ignore it if you like, but compare Fed's serve stats during the finals of AO '09 and Wimbledon '09 if you think Nadal's AO '09 win was down to shear ability. Then note that Rafa has never made it past USO SF even with the double-fudge cake he's been delivered the last few years. As you say, he normally plays like an ass-head throughout most of the year and thus has nothing left come USO, so yeah, he really doesn't stand much of a chance of running everything down like he tries to do, especially now that his knees are perhaps finally saying "enough is enough." This year is clearly the best shot he's ever had, kind of like cherries on top of the double-fudge. But then if Fed finds his ground game like he normally does at USO, and he serves like he has been, I'd say Rafa maybe gets a set, that is if they play.

Yeah, Soderling is just awesome, he barely beat a very injured man. :yeah:

Soderling beat five other guys too. Gonzo got closer than Nadal did. But Soderling couldn't beat the seventh guy. Couldn't even get a set in fact.

mickymouse
07-15-2009, 05:10 AM
Yeah, Soderling is just awesome, he barely beat a very injured man. :yeah:

A very injured man who was nevertheless running like a bunny all over the court :lol:

rofe
07-15-2009, 05:51 AM
A very injured man who was nevertheless running like a bunny all over the court :lol:

Don't you know? It was Spartan Nadal overcoming his pain, mind over matter until.....he lost.

Nadal morphs from Spartan to injured and vice-versa depending on how some of his fans feel about him on this board. It is an amazing display of mob mentality. :eek:

Bargearse
07-15-2009, 07:13 AM
:bigwave: hello, injured? no, many posters didn't think rafa was really injured in FO, he was just too afraid to face the mighty Roger in the final so he lost before that :eek::bolt:

I was a bit skeptical about Nadal's injury and how serious it was after the FO. All of the buzz about whether or not he'd play Wimbledon and then finally the press conference to announce that he would play... :cuckoo: it was all a bit dramatic and did nothing to change my mind.

It wasn't until he decided not to play Wimbledon that I conceded his knee injury was really a serious problem.

Back on the topic though, I think even with bad knees he'll win a few more slams. Probably 2 or 3 more French Opens and perhaps another Australian and MAYBE another Wimbledon. But no US Opens. I think he would have won it by now at least once - his body seems to break down a bit by late August.

Mimi
07-15-2009, 07:24 AM
I was a bit skeptical about Nadal's injury and how serious it was after the FO. All of the buzz about whether or not he'd play Wimbledon and then finally the press conference to announce that he would play... :cuckoo: it was all a bit dramatic and did nothing to change my mind.

It wasn't until he decided not to play Wimbledon that I conceded his knee injury was really a serious problem.

Back on the topic though, I think even with bad knees he'll win a few more slams. Probably 2 or 3 more French Opens and perhaps another Australian and MAYBE another Wimbledon. But no US Opens. I think he would have won it by now at least once - his body seems to break down a bit by late August.

Uncle Toni is never smart for handling the media, he should not make so much noises about the injuries before the conclusion :rolleyes:

Federer&Hingis
07-15-2009, 07:59 AM
9-12

Mimi
07-15-2009, 08:23 AM
9-12

its strange that you voted 6 in the poll but 9-12 here ..... anyway, thanks for your estimation, i don't expect him to win more than 10 to be honest ;)

Goldenoldie
07-15-2009, 09:12 AM
If fit, US Open this year, 3 more French, 1 more Wimbledon, total 11.

If unfit (and we should soon know), no more.

habibko
07-15-2009, 09:16 AM
with smart Williams-like scheduling he could end up with 10 Slams or even more who knows, if he kept going suicidal a la 2008 (and early 2009..) he won't last too long.

Halba
07-15-2009, 09:57 AM
11-12 slams imo. if fit properly till 27-28. already has 6 @ 23. taken him about 4-5 years to get 6. will take him another 4-5 years to get another 5-6. He's already at half of his playing career already.

he faces better competition, guys like federer on top gear,murray in decent form, roddick, djokovic, delpo and others like haasi.

buzz
07-15-2009, 10:12 AM
with smart Williams-like scheduling he could end up with 10 Slams or even more who knows, if he kept going suicidal a la 2008 (and early 2009..) he won't last too long.

I don't think Nadal is a player who could perform wel with the Williams schedual. he needs matches and 100% fitness(with or without pain in the knees/arse). maybe something in between, a normal schedual will work for him?

habibko
07-15-2009, 10:26 AM
I don't think Nadal is a player who could perform wel with the Williams schedual. he needs matches and 100% fitness(with or without pain in the knees/arse). maybe something in between, a normal schedual will work for him?

he IS having a normal scheduling, I wouldn't be so sure that cutting off Dohas and Rotterdams would do the trick for him, he does go deep in most of the mandatory tournaments he participates in, and they aren't exactly few anyway.

I think he might have to cut even some of the mandatory ones and take some ranking penalties, so what? his health should be his priority not ranking points or money.

and about needing matches for his style and momentum etc, well a more reserved preparation is better than sitting on the bench for months no?

tennizen
07-15-2009, 03:12 PM
All depends on which Fed shows up at USO. If it's free-swinging aggressive Fed, Nadal won't get USO and won't get AO or Wimbledon as easily as he did in '08 and '09, and it already took him five sets to do it then. If DadFed shows up at USO and subsequent slams, Rafa has a good shot at 1-2 per year for a couple of years, meaning he could get 10-12 by 28 or so. I don't see him playing past that, at least competitively.

In all, I'm guessing 9-10. 2-3 more French and possibly another Wimbledon or AO. USO '09 is his best chance. He won't be this rested again, and Fed isn't likely to be as distracted again. Given the number of problem-players he already has on fast courts, I can't imagine him having better chances with more young players coming up.

Sure, "thrashed" as the last five bo3 set matches have all gone three sets. Or the US final in '08. Yeah, Murray really gave it to him there.

Rafa needed five sets to get Fed at Wimbledon '08 and AO '09, both slower surfaces than USO and both when Fed was missing key elements of his game and Rafa was soaring on confidence. Ignore it if you like, but compare Fed's serve stats during the finals of AO '09 and Wimbledon '09 if you think Nadal's AO '09 win was down to shear ability. Then note that Rafa has never made it past USO SF even with the double-fudge cake he's been delivered the last few years. As you say, he normally plays like an ass-head throughout most of the year and thus has nothing left come USO, so yeah, he really doesn't stand much of a chance of running everything down like he tries to do, especially now that his knees are perhaps finally saying "enough is enough." This year is clearly the best shot he's ever had, kind of like cherries on top of the double-fudge. But then if Fed finds his ground game like he normally does at USO, and he serves like he has been, I'd say Rafa maybe gets a set, that is if they play.


I don't think Fed has anything to do with Rafa's USO. In the beginning of the year Fed was having problems beating only the other top 3 guys. Even then he was defeating everyone else with the exception of Wawrinka at Monte-Carlo. In both RG and Wimbledon, Federer did not beat any of these people. Federer is more consistent than Murray and Djokovic but I am still very skeptical of his ability to beat Murray and Djokovic if he faces them on hard courts. Murray on grass and Djokovic on clay would also have had very good chances against him. This is not to say they are better players. They just know how to defeat him. And this has nothing to do with dadFed.

HattonWBA
07-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Maybe 10 or 11

vamosinator
07-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Number one goal would be Sampras 7 slam record, as Nadal since the age of 3 has called Wimbledon his favorite. There really aren't any proper grasscourt player left to challenge Nadal (apart from the bunny).

lessthanjake
07-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Nadal will NOT win 7 Wimbledons...To do that he would need to win it 6 more times. I dont even see him playing for another 6 years

luie
07-15-2009, 07:26 PM
I don't think Fed has anything to do with Rafa's USO. In the beginning of the year Fed was having problems beating only the other top 3 guys. Even then he was defeating everyone else with the exception of Wawrinka at Monte-Carlo. In both RG and Wimbledon, Federer did not beat any of these people. Federer is more consistent than Murray and Djokovic but I am still very skeptical of his ability to beat Murray and Djokovic if he faces them on hard courts. Murray on grass and Djokovic on clay would also have had very good chances against him. This is not to say they are better players. They just know how to defeat him. And this has nothing to do with dadFed.
O.K. then.:haha::haha::haha:
Btw MM tourny is just slightly different to GS,but not by much.He!He!

tennizen
07-15-2009, 07:45 PM
Btw MM tourny is just slightly different to GS,but not by much.He!He!

This year Fed has not beaten any of the top 4 in GS. So if he does it in the US Open I'll agree with you. Till then we will have to rely on the non-GS results with respect to his main rivals.

lessthanjake
07-15-2009, 08:19 PM
This year Fed has not beaten any of the top 4 in GS. So if he does it in the US Open I'll agree with you. Till then we will have to rely on the non-GS results with respect to his main rivals.

Let's be honest. Federer doesn't care that much about non-GS tournaments anymore, especially after he originally lost his #1 ranking. He is a different level of player at GS tournaments in my opinion. As in, it feels like there is no way he will lose (unless facing Nadal) when you watch GS tournaments, but one doesn't really expect him to win lesser tournaments. It is rather odd, but I think it makes the idea of using his results in lesser tournaments to measure his skill kinda meaningless.

luie
07-15-2009, 08:24 PM
This year Fed has not beaten any of the top 4 in GS. So if he does it in the US Open I'll agree with you. Till then we will have to rely on the non-GS results with respect to his main rivals.
Then you have to by- pass the calendar year to the last 12 months, where he beat both Murray & fakervic at the USO. It's flawed but its the best we got considering verdasco & roddick took them out at AO,fernando& Phillip took them out at FO,Roddick &haas took them out at Wimbledon. Also the fact that fed basically collasped in his match against Murray in IW after murray fell,couldn't keep the ball on court against fakervic in maimi,was leading at rome before the rain in rome in short these were legit victories but was not as a result of fed being outplayed but a combination of these players playing well and fed "mentally " not 100%.IT can be argued but I give federer the benefit of the doubt because he usually plays his best tennis @ slams & much more difficult proposition than at any random MS event.
If you feel that these players would have an impact that's up to you,however my point was not if these players could beat federer or if nadal could beat fed at the USO orwin the USO it's definitely possible but the fact that whatever fed does,its irrelevant its up to these players which is wrong.
Strangely alot depends on nadull,he has the edge but federer is the player to beat him the most & beat him on clay,took him to 5 sets twice so federer is strangely nadull's biggest threat @ slams of the top 4 guys. Of course Murray has not played him much compared to fed & fakervic but the point still stands.
Bottom line if federer is playing well at the USO he will cause every-one problems.that's not saying he will win.

oz_boz
07-15-2009, 11:02 PM
:spit:

The Swiss Miss, has nothing at all to do with whether Rafa, has a remote chance in New York. The question is his knees, and even then he may not win. It will not matter what version of Roger of show's up. Murray will most likely thrash Roger anyway in the SF. Rafa, very likely will not be fit enough to make the final this year.

:spit:

Wim 08: Rafa in the form of his life and recently humiliating Fed on clay, Fed having a worse season than previous 4 years. Result: 9-7 to Rafa in 5th set, on a grass slower than USO these days. Go figure.

Also add that Rafa still is more likely to be beaten before the final by DelPo-Tsonga-type guys, who still struggle to beat Fed.

Johnny Groove
07-15-2009, 11:27 PM
Never take anything for granted. This may be his last year on tour, or he might win 15 slams too, you never really know :shrug:

10ish is my guess.

Foxy
07-16-2009, 07:25 AM
Don't you know? It was Spartan Nadal overcoming his pain, mind over matter until.....he lost.

Nadal morphs from Spartan to injured and vice-versa depending on how some of his fans feel about him on this board. It is an amazing display of mob mentality. :eek:

Don't count on someone believing rog ever had mono. Even Glenn don't believe it.

Mechlan
07-16-2009, 08:17 AM
Around 10 is my guess too. He certainly ought to win a couple more at the French. Perhaps another Wimbly and AO. Not sure if he'll get that USO. But who knows.

JediFed
07-16-2009, 08:43 AM
I don't think Fed has anything to do with Rafa's USO. In the beginning of the year Fed was having problems beating only the other top 3 guys. Even then he was defeating everyone else with the exception of Wawrinka at Monte-Carlo. In both RG and Wimbledon, Federer did not beat any of these people. Federer is more consistent than Murray and Djokovic but I am still very skeptical of his ability to beat Murray and Djokovic if he faces them on hard courts. Murray on grass and Djokovic on clay would also have had very good chances against him. This is not to say they are better players. They just know how to defeat him. And this has nothing to do with dadFed.


He's beaten both, Djoko in 07, Djoko in 08, and Murray in '08. Djokovic is the only one to take a set off him.

You can argue that Murray's form is better, but we shall see. I'm not convince Djokovic will be a threat, or that Murray's form is going to be good enough to defeat Roddick on hardcourts.

Audacity
07-16-2009, 01:09 PM
2 FO, 1 Wimby, 1 AO.

tennizen
07-16-2009, 03:40 PM
Let's be honest. Federer doesn't care that much about non-GS tournaments anymore, especially after he originally lost his #1 ranking. He is a different level of player at GS tournaments in my opinion. As in, it feels like there is no way he will lose (unless facing Nadal) when you watch GS tournaments, but one doesn't really expect him to win lesser tournaments. It is rather odd, but I think it makes the idea of using his results in lesser tournaments to measure his skill kinda meaningless.

Fed is better at GS, no doubt. But its also true that in order to defeat him you need to have a patient + attacking style of play. Murray and Nadal and to a lesser extent Djokovic are the only ones who are capable of playing in GS in this manner over five sets.

safinafan
07-16-2009, 03:49 PM
I'm sure he overcomes federer :o

justsumma
07-16-2009, 03:58 PM
He's not winning another match. You heard it here first...

lessthanjake
07-16-2009, 04:22 PM
Fed is better at GS, no doubt. But its also true that in order to defeat him you need to have a patient + attacking style of play. Murray and Nadal and to a lesser extent Djokovic are the only ones who are capable of playing in GS in this manner over five sets.

Yeah, thats true. You also sorta brought up the issue that in best-of-3 set tournaments, it is easier to beat a player that is better than you than in a best-of-5 set tournament.

If the slams were best of 3, Federer would have lost to Berdych in the 4th round of the AO and Haas in the 4th round of RG (and Del Potro in the semis if he had gotten there). So he would have 2 fourth round entries instead of a win and a finals appearance.

Joao
07-16-2009, 06:28 PM
To catch up with Federer, Nadal has to win 9 more slams, and this if Federer doesn't win any more slams from now on ... even if he wins 2 GS per year (huge task) that would take him to 28+ years old. Given his physical limitations, his age and the emergence of Murray & Co, I don't see how Nadal's gonna do that.

My guess is that Nadal will finish with 10+ GS. He's got the talent and the stamina to win at least 4 more!

Ace2008
07-16-2009, 06:32 PM
Honestly, if nadal won't be injured at all in the future (which is impossible), I'm sure he can win more than Fed.
To answer this question, more than 10 for sure

andy neyer
05-15-2010, 05:09 PM
8-10

Interesting to see that at one point the majority thought he was only going to win between 2 and 4.

Maybe in 4 years I'll come back to check my prediction and think the same about me.

Diprosalic
05-15-2010, 05:23 PM
no way he wins 11 slams from now one (more than federer) but 10-12 is possible.

FedFan
05-15-2010, 05:28 PM
He will not win more than 10 slams, he has passed his peak as well as Roger.

He will be a factor in RG a few years again, but not in the other slams.

Sunset of Age
05-15-2010, 05:31 PM
In the double digits would be awesome, and if he manages to keep healthy for a while when scheduling a little wiser, it should be possible.

Har-Tru
05-15-2010, 05:46 PM
6.

Audacity
05-15-2010, 05:56 PM
8-10

federernadalfan
05-15-2010, 05:57 PM
10+
hopefully

superslam77
05-15-2010, 05:58 PM
8-10 I've always said it.

All the next of them RG and maybe one more AO if lucky.

DrJules
05-15-2010, 06:16 PM
10.

To win a further 3 more RG + 1 W.

AO and US possibly physically beyond him.

TennisOnWood
05-15-2010, 06:46 PM
His 8th Grand Slam will be something special for me cause he will catch Andre and Ivan.. players I admire a lot

So : +8 Grand Slams and +25 Masters 1000 titles

ossie
05-15-2010, 07:51 PM
At this rate he's not even good enough to win Chennai for the next 5 years
:lol::lol:

jcempire
05-15-2010, 07:55 PM
I don't know. If He plays his best that possible 3more RG, 2 more Wim and 2 more AO (about 7 more Slams)

If he not get back his best that probably 2-3 at the most