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Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

New Balls Please
11-13-2009, 11:47 AM
N.B. The title of 'Magnificent Seven' for this group of players was created by an Australian Tennis Magazine in early 2004... I did not create the name for my favourite group of players.

With the retirement of Guillermo Coria in April 2009 and Marat Safin in November 2009, who will be the next from this group of players to retire?

Predict the order.

ArgieFan
11-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Nalbandian of course. He doesn't care about tennis.

Burrow
11-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Ferrero or Nalbandian.

JolánGagó
11-13-2009, 12:49 PM
in this order:

Nalby
Ferrero
Lleyton
Rodick

FedGOAT will never retire, he will always reign in our hearts.

MariaV
11-13-2009, 12:52 PM
Yep I'm afraid it's Nalbandian and such a shame if he'll never win a GS title.

SaFed2005
11-13-2009, 01:14 PM
I would love to see Nalby win a slam before he retires. Unfortunately, his chances are going from slim to almost none at this point.

~*BGT*~
11-13-2009, 02:44 PM
Nalby has already given a timeframe. He wants to retire by age 30, right? While Federer wants to play at least until the 2012 Olympics.

Start da Game
11-13-2009, 02:49 PM
mosquito first........

pesto
11-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Roddick's younger than Fed, isn't he? Still a fixture in the top 8. And London 2012 should suit him too.

Those two will be the last, I should think. The others could go at any time.

evil23
11-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Nalby has already given a timeframe. He wants to retire by age 30, right? While Federer wants to play at least until the 2012 Olympics.

Federer would want to play until 40 if his body lets him....

RafitoGoat
11-13-2009, 02:53 PM
Federer would want to play until 40 if his body lets him....

Let's hope he does :yeah:

philosophicalarf
11-13-2009, 03:01 PM
Depends on injuries. Hewitt or Ferrero could miss 8 months, drop outside the top100 and have to come back and play challengers.

Klaas_nalbandian
11-13-2009, 03:28 PM
Looking forward to seeing Nalby back on court, but I guess he will be one of the first to retire off these guys. Maybe Roddick will wait until Fed retires and then wins one more slam

Horatio Caine
11-13-2009, 03:31 PM
Good question.

Honestly not sure who I'd pick, although I could see all of them retiring within the next 3 seasons.

We already know about Nalbandian's intentions, although obviously he might not stick to them.

Ferrero and Hewitt are probably closest to retirement out of this group imo...don't see either of them doing anything particularly noteworthy in the biggest events now. Much more emphasis in today's game on having a big weapon to call upon, and neither of them has one. For me, the question is how much longer they will each stay motivated. Probably a little more motivation for Hewitt (Davis Cup), given the lack of depth in Australian tennis, while it wouldn't take much for Ferrero to fall behind the leading pack of Spanish players, and out of sight out of mind.

I don't necessarily believe that Federer will continue to play until the 2012 Olympics...the Slams are everything to him now as far as winning titles is concerned, and I think that once he finally starts to come unstuck in some of the earlier rounds, he will be seriously contemplating his future. Maybe this might start to happen next year, or perhaps the year after...only time will tell.

I don't see Roddick continuing on for too much longer either. :shrug: Sure, his serve will keep him competitive for as long as he wants to play (barring injuries), within reason, but I think it is fair to say that he is on his way back down again (could have a fight to finish top 8 next year), and I question how much longer he could stay interested in that case.

Anyway, to give a definitive answer...I'll take Ferrero over Hewitt.

Razer
11-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Nalbandian probably. Roddick will probably be the last to retire, seeing as how he is only 26 atm.

claudine140
11-13-2009, 05:21 PM
i think carlos moya
he has a serious injury problem and is for moment in revalidation. But i think he will retire

scarecrows
11-13-2009, 05:23 PM
Nalbandian probably. Roddick will probably be the last to retire, seeing as how he is only 26 atm.

27

Razer
11-13-2009, 05:25 PM
27
Thanks, didn't know he was that old. Thought he became 26 only recently.

safin-rules-no.1
11-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Thanks, didn't know he was that old. Thought he became 26 only recently.

Hi Ditherless :wavey: Why did you get banned, sweetheart? :kiss:

Certinfy
11-13-2009, 05:38 PM
Nalbandian.

Gretchen.
11-13-2009, 05:42 PM
Nalby probably.

Hewitt maybe after him cause he just signed a two year deal with Halle Open to appear there instead of Queens.

Elena.
11-13-2009, 05:47 PM
Ferrero

Leo
11-13-2009, 06:16 PM
1. Hewitt
2. Nalbandian
...

General Suburbia
11-13-2009, 07:00 PM
Roddick will retire as soon as he believes he is out of slam contention. Probably the same with Federer. Nalbandian and Fererro on their way out pretty soon. Hewitt I'm not so sure.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
11-13-2009, 10:31 PM
i really hope Nalby stays around and gets back to his best

he is one of the few guys left with any real talent

damn- today you have carbon copy mugs- there's very few players with the talent of Nalbandian and Safin

TMJordan
11-13-2009, 10:32 PM
Hopefully Ferrero.

Audacity
11-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Roddick will stay around as long as he is in slam contention. I can't see him keeping motivated as long as he is outside the top 10 or 15 - he's been there for so long.

I think Hewitt will stay around for the next couple of years, barring injuries. He's shown his concern for Australian Tennis, so I think he will stick around until the younger guys come through the rankings.

I can't see Nalbandian being around too much longer - and he has stated his intentions.

We'll see what happens with Ferrero - I think he will stick around as long as he is in the top 50 consistently.

Federer will probably be around the longest. He has no pressure on his back and he seems to stay injury free. However things could change - and let's not forget he has 2 kids now.

RafitoGoat
11-14-2009, 10:53 AM
Roddick is modelling himself on Agassi, he is trying to get the maximum out of his potential. So I think he will train even harder as he gets older, and that along with his serve will keep him in slam contention for a long time, plus he knows if he hangs around beyond Federer's retirement he will get more chances. The only variable for him is his career-long tendinitis, it is what Agassi's sciatic nerve was to him, the obstacle :yeah: