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Which guys are one slam wonders....

theseth1119
10-11-2009, 03:15 AM
Chokovic?

Del Potro?

Roddick?

Might be all three. Definitely Roddick. Chokovic is somewhat likely. Del Potro is possibly liekly.

Arkulari
10-11-2009, 03:31 AM
so far all of them, but it's highly likely that Duck won't ever win a Slam again while Nole and Juan still have the youth in their side ;)

Sunset of Age
10-11-2009, 03:37 AM
Yet ANOTHER top class thread. :worship:
One just can't look into the future, Mr. Nostradamus. :help:

Arkulari
10-11-2009, 03:38 AM
Karin :lol: :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-11-2009, 03:40 AM
Karin :lol: :lol:

Sorry about that, I just feel a mite pissed off right now. :angel: :p
Excuses to both you and the OP, it's just me. :o

rubbERR
10-11-2009, 03:41 AM
djokovic is 22 and del potro 21 and guy is already picking them one slam wonders, when federer is gonna retire grandslams are even more wide open :lol:

this guy is specialist these sh*t threads.

straitup
10-11-2009, 03:47 AM
I want to know if you have the mental capacity to say Djokovic and Federer...instead of Chokovic and cute adorable Rogie.

leng jai
10-11-2009, 03:55 AM
Sorry about that, I just feel a mite pissed off right now. :angel: :p
Excuses to both you and the OP, it's just me. :o

You're not excused KarEn.

Sunset of Age
10-11-2009, 04:01 AM
You're not excused KarEn.

I know HaasiTard Adrian. :ras:

~*BGT*~
10-11-2009, 04:30 AM
A one slam wonder is a GS winner who was a surprise winner and who never again was a contender for another GS. Roddick is a 4 time GS finalist, 5 time GS semifinalist, and 7 time GS quarterfinalist. He is not a one-slam wonder. Djokovic and JMDP are 22 and 21 years old. :o

n8
10-11-2009, 04:35 AM
I would call T.Johansson, A.Costa and G.Gaudio one slam wonders because they all only made one slam final and were not great successes appart from that one tournament.

Players like M.Chang, J.C.Ferrero, T.Muster and A.Roddick may have all only won one slam, but they all had big careers (multiple grand slam finals and/or world number one) so I don't regard them as one slam wonders. However, it is purely based on how you define the term.

I agree that Roddick's potential to win a grand slam has probably evaporated this year. In my opinion del Potro will definitely win more. Djokovic is the one tough one... Moya, Roddick and Ferrero all won their first major at a similar age to Djokovic and it looked like at least one of them would win more but it wasn't to be. Kafelnikov, Kuerten and Safin each had a few years between their first and second slams so it can be done.

Snowwy
10-11-2009, 04:39 AM
Exactly what BGT said, but in refernece to someone above, Roddick did lose 15-13 in the 5th set of a grand slam final this year, its a little unfair to say he will never win.

Arkulari
10-11-2009, 04:48 AM
16-14 :p

8pNADAL
10-11-2009, 05:20 AM
djokovic is, and murray aspires to be.

theseth1119
10-11-2009, 05:29 AM
I want to know if you have the mental capacity to say Djokovic and Federer...instead of Chokovic and cute adorable Rogie.


I've been calling Federer Rogie since the 2004 USO QF against Agassi. Chokovic gets called that because he had a couple of chances to bump Rogie down to #3 and himself become #2 earlier this year and he choked them away. Needed like one win and lost to Jarkko Nieminen, for crying out loud, Jarkko Nieminen.

L James
10-11-2009, 07:37 AM
Roddick missed his chance at Wimbledon this year. You feel that will be it for him.

Bobby
10-11-2009, 08:40 AM
Del Potro shouldn't be mentioned in a discussion like this. He is very young and showed huge mental strength when winning his first GS final at the US Open.

rubbERR
10-11-2009, 08:52 AM
Del Potro shouldn't be mentioned in a discussion like this. He is very young and showed huge mental strength when winning his first GS final at the US Open.

still delPo is not mentally very consistent yet, thats why he leads most comeback wins this year, he is not always mentally there first set and can lost his head during matches( for exampe against köllerer us open)

Boris Franz Ecker
10-11-2009, 09:24 AM
One-slam-wonder? maybe del potro, if he quits now.
All others 've won too much and are world class players for years.
That's of course better than winning two slams but never be a world class player (Kriek).

A real one-slam-wonder was possible Gaudio or Costa.
Johansson at least won some bigger tournament (masters series) and achieved some good results at grand slam level.

Nidhogg
10-11-2009, 09:59 AM
Johansson at least won some bigger tournament (masters series) and achieved some good results at grand slam level.

Aye. It's hilarious how many people bring him up as the biggest fluke ever when he aside from his triumph at the AO has a semifinal at Wimbledon, two quarterfinals at the USO and a MS to his name.

Certinfy
10-11-2009, 10:08 AM
2010 AO: Djokovic
2010 FO: Del Potro
2010 Wimbledon: Roddick

:p

Cloudygirl
10-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Del Potro shouldn't be mentioned in a discussion like this. He is very young and showed huge mental strength when winning his first GS final at the US Open.


well neither should Nole really. He is only 22.

Certinfy
10-11-2009, 10:19 AM
well neither should Nole really. He is only 22.
Neither should Roddick really. He is only 27.

Seriously i personally think Roddick could make another GS Final, tho i don't see him winning it.

Roddickominator
10-11-2009, 10:59 AM
Neither should Roddick really. He is only 27.

Seriously i personally think Roddick could make another GS Final, tho i don't see him winning it.

If he could make it to a final, then why couldn't he win it? It's just one more match.....it wouldn't be far-fetched at all unless he were playing Federer yet again. Roddick isn't hopeless against any other contenders.

Either way, I don't see Roddick making another final with guys like Del Potro and Cilic improving rapidly(making tougher draws to fight through)....and Andy losing to guys like Isner randomly. But I suppose crazier things have happened.

Anybody calling Roddick a "One-slam wonder" is just trolling anyway....unoriginal trolling at that.

Del Potro and Djokovic are plenty young to have some nice stretches of solid play and maybe win more majors.

born_on_clay
10-11-2009, 02:37 PM
I would call T.Johansson, A.Costa and G.Gaudio one slam wonders because they all only made one slam final and were not great successes appart from that one tournament.

Players like M.Chang, J.C.Ferrero, T.Muster and A.Roddick may have all only won one slam, but they all had big careers (multiple grand slam finals and/or world number one) so I don't regard them as one slam wonders. However, it is purely based on how you define the term.

I agree that Roddick's potential to win a grand slam has probably evaporated this year. In my opinion del Potro will definitely win more. Djokovic is the one tough one... Moya, Roddick and Ferrero all won their first major at a similar age to Djokovic and it looked like at least one of them would win more but it wasn't to be. Kafelnikov, Kuerten and Safin each had a few years between their first and second slams so it can be done.

This :worship:

Argenbrit
10-11-2009, 03:03 PM
Gaudio. Probably the biggest one ever. Never passed the 3rd rd in any of the other slams and apart from RG he has 7 MM titles on clay.

At least Costa reached the AO QF and won more titles, including a masters series. Same with Johansson (W SF, USO QF).

Sapeod
10-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Djokovic was a fluke.

Delpoo's was IMO, but we'll have to see what happens next year with him to determine that...

Har-Tru
10-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Like others said Gaudio above all, then ToJo and Albert.

Sunset of Age
10-11-2009, 04:09 PM
No 'one slam wonder' should be called a fluke. Winning a slam, even 'just' one, is a bloody hard thing to do. Ask Murray, for instance... or the gazzillions of other players who never managed to do so. ;)

Action Jackson
10-11-2009, 04:09 PM
Clown thread from a rodeo clown.

Corey Feldman
10-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Jamie Murray

Burrow
10-11-2009, 05:11 PM
If he could make it to a final, then why couldn't he win it? It's just one more match.....it wouldn't be far-fetched at all unless he were playing Federer yet again. Roddick isn't hopeless against any other contenders.

Either way, I don't see Roddick making another final with guys like Del Potro and Cilic improving rapidly(making tougher draws to fight through)....and Andy losing to guys like Isner randomly. But I suppose crazier things have happened.

Anybody calling Roddick a "One-slam wonder" is just trolling anyway....unoriginal trolling at that.

Del Potro and Djokovic are plenty young to have some nice stretches of solid play and maybe win more majors.

He hasn't been able to win this "one more match" several times.

Roddickominator
10-12-2009, 12:14 AM
He hasn't been able to win this "one more match" several times.

Read the rest of that paragraph. I added "unless he were playing Federer again" for a reason.