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Could Safin have won Wimbledon on the slower grass?

BK 201
10-20-2010, 12:32 PM

This was Safin (who had just came back from one injury, and had to take painkillers before his matches including this one) who very nearly beat Federer at 100%, on his best surface in arguably his best year in terms of the level he played in. Safin lost 4-6 7-6 4-6.

On the faster grass, Safin wouldn't have much chance due to him not being as comfortable resorting him into not moving as well. But I don't think it's a stretch to say he could have won Wimbledon if he stayed healthy and had the hunger to achieve it.

Any thoughts?

Johnny Groove
10-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Safin could have won any tournament he wanted to. For him it was all mental.

tennis buzz
10-31-2010, 10:15 AM
I agree with Groove Dude, Safin could have won everything, he was so talented with such powerful groundstrokes, but he was a head case.

11-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Dude that drive volley at 4:20 is ridiculous.