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Today 05:19 PM
Litotes
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by Sophocles View Post
Well Slam No. 20 is hardly a lock in New York is it? It depends how his back holds up. If it does though, he's a heavy favourite. Nadal has failed to set the world alight on the American hard courts this summer and I'd be surprised if he got beyond the QFs, but even if he did, Federer would be favourite to beat him on these courts hitting his backhand the way he did earlier this year. Everybody else is either absent, unprepared, unproven at slam level, or totally owned by Roger.

Having said that, I'd be surprised if Federer went the rest of his career without suffering a shocking loss in a slam, & given his problematic preparation for the Open, it could happen here.
Of course it's not a lock. He's the most likely winner but it's still more likely someone else wins than he does.
Today 05:10 PM
Looner
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Even if Fed is healthy now, he might not be after 3-4 matches. It's endurance and form that you need in slams. I am not even going to go into luck.
Today 04:50 PM
Sophocles
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Well Slam No. 20 is hardly a lock in New York is it? It depends how his back holds up. If it does though, he's a heavy favourite. Nadal has failed to set the world alight on the American hard courts this summer and I'd be surprised if he got beyond the QFs, but even if he did, Federer would be favourite to beat him on these courts hitting his backhand the way he did earlier this year. Everybody else is either absent, unprepared, unproven at slam level, or totally owned by Roger.

Having said that, I'd be surprised if Federer went the rest of his career without suffering a shocking loss in a slam, & given his problematic preparation for the Open, it could happen here.
Today 03:18 PM
Joe Speedboot
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

Isn't it amazing, in three weeks time the first half of this prophecy can be fulfilled. Surely exciting times for @Clay Death
Yesterday 10:49 PM
FedvsNole
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by Awka Liwen View Post
It tells us he completed his treatment successfully, that he's fit enough to hit the courts and that it's nothing he hasn't gone through before.
https://twitter.com/rafael_plaza?lang=en


2nd pic down shows he is already on arther ashe hitting.So his back is good enough to be doing that already.

He probably won't play till Day 2 on Tuesday at the open ( 8 days away) and fed and nadal will never be in the same half here due to money and us open is greedy as they come.

Fed will be physically fine. Now I'm not sure how much his game will be off since he likely didn't play since montreal. He has 8 days of practice to get his game together. Likely can sqeeze through week 1 too but dont expect fed in flight till week 2 of the open for sure.
Yesterday 09:59 PM
Clay Death
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by BullGOAT View Post
CD - Alexander Zverev is the hottest tennis player on the planet right now. It's going to be awfully tough for anyone including Roger to stop him on the hard courts.


I dont know if he has the fitness to survive 7 matches in the heat and humidity of new York.



but you are right: he has the talent.
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Awka Liwen
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by Ranne View Post
That doesn't really tell us anything new. We'll see how well he's moving next week, but his back will have to hold up through some potentially long and tiring matches. Otherwise, his chances are slim.
It tells us he completed his treatment successfully, that he's fit enough to hit the courts and that it's nothing he hasn't gone through before.
Yesterday 03:44 PM
Ranne
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by Awka Liwen View Post
News from Team Fed.

Roger Federer injury update ahead of US Open | Metro News

Apparently his back injury isn't that serious. He's just finished treatment, feeling ok and will be hitting practice this week.
That doesn't really tell us anything new. We'll see how well he's moving next week, but his back will have to hold up through some potentially long and tiring matches. Otherwise, his chances are slim.
Yesterday 03:03 PM
Awka Liwen
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

News from Team Fed.

Roger Federer injury update ahead of US Open | Metro News

Apparently his back injury isn't that serious. He's just finished treatment, feeling ok and will be hitting practice this week.
08-21-2017 10:13 AM
Ranne
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by swiss_tennisgod View Post
As for Roger Federer: If he is healthy, he will win the US Open. It's as simple as that. But there are doubts. While his back has troubled him many times, i never saw him that affected during a match as against Zverev. Time will tell if he truly is able to recover.
I think there are more doubts than certainties.
08-21-2017 10:05 AM
swiss_tennisgod
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by BullGOAT View Post
CD - Alexander Zverev is the hottest tennis player on the planet right now. It's going to be awfully tough for anyone including Roger to stop him on the hard courts.
A. Zverev still failed to deliver during slams. He won Rome and then threw away Roland Garros. For his ultimate breakthrough he needs to show up at the US Open. I'm still doubtful that this will happen. If I would be into gambling, i would bet my money on a early Zverev exit.

As for Roger Federer: If he is healthy, he will win the US Open. It's as simple as that. But there are doubts. While his back has troubled him many times, i never saw him that affected during a match as against Zverev. Time will tell if he truly is able to recover.
08-21-2017 09:22 AM
BorgATP
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CD - Alexander Zverev is the hottest tennis player on the planet right now. It's going to be awfully tough for anyone including Roger to stop him on the hard courts.
Not on bo5 he isn't
08-21-2017 07:03 AM
Miro86
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by barbadosan View Post
I'd sooner believe that after 20 years on tour, Roger Federer has a very, very firm grasp on how to balance his goals, than that you, on the keyboard sidelines, are in a position to decide that he doesn't.

That's my rational response to you. My real, gut response is "You cannot be serious... bwahahahahaha"
Heh, one would think so. Yet he decided to go right into a tournament right after a family vacation, playing matches every day, and his back flared up. Just two weeks before the USO that's a dangerous position to be in, given his age and the level he's performing at.

I understand he did not want the pressure of winning another slam and preferred to chase the YE#1, but he entered Montreal with virtually no build-up in training. Granted, he felt fantastic when he started practice and so he decided to jump in straight away. In the end, though, his back did not agree with him, and I'm hoping this will have no consequences come the USO.
08-21-2017 06:09 AM
manadrainer
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Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
I have a feeling that Roger is going to go on a rampage at flushing meadows.


you just heard general masterclass:


name one player who is playing better than Roger.
Zverev, Nadal, Cilic, Kyrgios are all players that in top form could trouble / beat Fed.

However, my main concern is his health right now and his inability to train properly for NY. Even if the back stops hurting, he's getting there without the best possible preparation, which would have been proper training, playing only one M1000 and then fine tune his game for the USO. That would have given him the best chance at the USO (no guarantee of winning obviously, but best chance).
08-21-2017 06:05 AM
barbadosan
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by Miro86 View Post
Fed gambled and lost in Montreal. Now we know he's only human, too. He doesn't have a firm grasp yet on how to balance between his goals (#1 in this case) and the necessity of building up training before playing matches.
I'd sooner believe that after 20 years on tour, Roger Federer has a very, very firm grasp on how to balance his goals, than that you, on the keyboard sidelines, are in a position to decide that he doesn't.

That's my rational response to you. My real, gut response is "You cannot be serious... bwahahahahaha"
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