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Today 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.
Today 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.
Today 09:22 AM
BorgATP
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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.
Not on bo5 he isn't
Today 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.
Today 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).
Today 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"
Today 05:17 AM
BullGOAT
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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.
Today 02:20 AM
Clay Death
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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.
Today 02:16 AM
Clay Death
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by masterclass View Post
The only thing that will stop Federer from winning the US Open this year is injury.

None of those still standing can match his play this year on hard court.

People predicting/hoping for a Nadal/Federer final are probably going to be disappointed.

#1 RAFA is one of my players, but he simply can't return on hard courts these days to save his life. He looks frightened to death and when he makes a return it too often doesn't go past the service line. He stands so far back these days, the line umpires could probably reach the ball before he could if they had racquets. Besides he and Uncle Toni have already said they don't want to play Federer in another final off clay. RAFA's serve isn't good enough to compensate for his return problems, and he will get broken too often against a player with belief. Look for an early exit from New York for Clay Warrior unless he has a fantastic draw.

Djokovic, Wawrinka, and Nishikori are gone for the year.

Murray hasn't played since Wimbledon and who knows if he will play in New York. Even if he does, there is little doubt he will be under-cooked.

That leaves the rest. The hot young players like Zverev and Kyrgios still have much to prove in majors. They will be fortunate to make a SF.

Del Potro still isn't up near his best match after match, though he can be a spoiler. Cilic is doubtful. Raonic doesn't seem a threat this year. Dimitrov is too inconsistent. Thiem is better on clay. Querrey might be the best American hopeful as Isner could be tired from his efforts, but one can't see either going further than the QF.

Probably Berdych is playing the best of the rest, but his misfortune has been to meet Federer of late and has been unable to win sets. The best playing Spaniard on hard courts of late, David Ferrer, is probably playing well enough again to reach a QF depending on the draw. The French Armada? Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet, and Simon are just too weak (someone feed Simon please) to go all the way. Pouille hasn't been able to progress. Paire is on some other planet. Belgian Goffin is not strong enough.

Did I miss anyone significant?

One simply can't look past Roger for his 94th title and 3rd major victory of the year as long as he remains healthy.

Respectfully,
masterclass


great post general.
Yesterday 02:35 PM
Miro86
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by sdon View Post
600 points is not a lost bet
One day rest between matches in NY will benefit Roger
It is if his back ends up worse than before and he pulls out of Cincinnati as a result. But we shall see how the USO unfolds.
Yesterday 01:26 PM
sdon
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.
600 points is not a lost bet
One day rest between matches in NY will benefit Roger
Yesterday 09:21 AM
atennisfan
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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Originally Posted by manadrainer View Post
Yeah and that's why he should've skipped Montreal. Picking up an injury due to lack of proper training was the worst thing to do.

Regardless, I'll never ever underestimate Nadal's ability of stepping up when it really matters, especially in Bo5 matches.

With a bad back #94 / #20 looks as far as ever. It's a pity, with a proper preparation I would have liked his chances.
Yes, I am cursing at this unfortunate back problems.

That IW-Miami Federer would steamroll everyone on his way to USO title.

Oh well...I hope everything works for the best for him.
Yesterday 09:16 AM
Miro86
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

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.
Yesterday 09:10 AM
manadrainer Yeah and that's why he should've skipped Montreal. Picking up an injury due to lack of proper training was the worst thing to do.

Regardless, I'll never ever underestimate Nadal's ability of stepping up when it really matters, especially in Bo5 matches.

With a bad back #94 / #20 looks as far as ever. It's a pity, with a proper preparation I would have liked his chances.
Yesterday 08:41 AM
masterclass
Re: Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles.

The only thing that will stop Federer from winning the US Open this year is injury.

None of those still standing can match his play this year on hard court.

People predicting/hoping for a Nadal/Federer final are probably going to be disappointed.

#1 RAFA is one of my players, but he simply can't return on hard courts these days to save his life. He looks frightened to death and when he makes a return it too often doesn't go past the service line. He stands so far back these days, the line umpires could probably reach the ball before he could if they had racquets. Besides he and Uncle Toni have already said they don't want to play Federer in another final off clay. RAFA's serve isn't good enough to compensate for his return problems, and he will get broken too often against a player with belief. Look for an early exit from New York for Clay Warrior unless he has a fantastic draw.

Djokovic, Wawrinka, and Nishikori are gone for the year.

Murray hasn't played since Wimbledon and who knows if he will play in New York. Even if he does, there is little doubt he will be under-cooked.

That leaves the rest. The hot young players like Zverev and Kyrgios still have much to prove in majors. They will be fortunate to make a SF.

Del Potro still isn't up near his best match after match, though he can be a spoiler. Cilic is doubtful. Raonic doesn't seem a threat this year. Dimitrov is too inconsistent. Thiem is better on clay. Querrey might be the best American hopeful as Isner could be tired from his efforts, but one can't see either going further than the QF.

Probably Berdych is playing the best of the rest, but his misfortune has been to meet Federer of late and has been unable to win sets. The best playing Spaniard on hard courts of late, David Ferrer, is probably playing well enough again to reach a QF depending on the draw. The French Armada? Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet, and Simon are just too weak (someone feed Simon please) to go all the way. Pouille hasn't been able to progress. Paire is on some other planet. Belgian Goffin is not strong enough.

Did I miss anyone significant?

One simply can't look past Roger for his 94th title and 3rd major victory of the year as long as he remains healthy.

Respectfully,
masterclass
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