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09-12-2013 03:26 PM
LoveFifteen
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

As others have said, this year is Rafa's best shot at the WTF title. He's playing well, he's not tired, and his main rivals are not peaking. Federer will never win the Olympic gold in singles, and I doubt Novak will win it either. I also don't know if Novak will win the French Open.

I think the most likely scenario is that none of these guys will complete the career hexagon.
09-12-2013 03:07 PM
PileDrive
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

For Nadal, this is may be one last shot at it..He played a good WTF in 2010, but logically beaten by Federer in the Final. This time around, Fed may not make it, and even if he does his form may not be good enough..Nole might focusing on a Davis cup Final. Andy is in a bit of slump.. A round robin group of pigeons may help (Ferrer, Berdych, Wawa/Gasquet)..
09-10-2013 04:53 AM
BAMJ6
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

The Rafa wins the US Open bump.

If he doesn't get the hexagon this November, he's not getting it. AKA Roger Federer's scenario in the 2012 Olympics
08-09-2012 06:25 PM
IOFH
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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It would be so awesome that even trading the last Wimbledon* would not be too high a price to pay.


*apparently his Wibledon 2012 is used as currency on several threads here at MTF so I am just following the trend
Definitely in Federer's position. To be both a great tennis player and javelin thrower makes one an insanely unique sportsman, to be the GOAT in tennis and win olympic gold in Javelin means one is dominating the universe in both life and death.
08-09-2012 05:42 PM
FiBeR
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by coluta View Post
It would be so awesome that even trading the last Wimbledon* would not be too high a price to pay.


*apparently his Wibledon 2012 is used as currency on several threads here at MTF so I am just following the trend
If looking to get one of those, ask Boris Becker about it I heard he can give you a very good deal for a Wimbledon trophy
08-09-2012 05:39 PM
coluta
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by IOFH View Post
If Federer had a gold in Javelin it would be far more impressive and pretty historic that he could be able to be world class in 2 sports so different.

Javelin gold >>>>>> singles tennis gold for Federer or any other tennis player.
It would be so awesome that even trading the last Wimbledon* would not be too high a price to pay.


*apparently his Wibledon 2012 is used as currency on several threads here at MTF so I am just following the trend
08-09-2012 04:33 PM
MaxPower
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

Another attempt to make Olympics look important. Next 3 seasons we don't have to worry about that travesty and thats good.

If "once every 4 years" make it so prestigous maybe ATP should make a new tournament that's played only every 8 years and only in 1 long set. Winner can get say 500 points and a slap in the face. That will make it superhard to win! yet the top rivals and their fantards would still fight over it and argue it's value
08-09-2012 03:58 PM
IOFH
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by rafa_maniac View Post
People still going on about "a Gold is Gold no matter the event"? So if Federer had a Gold in Javelin he'd have a Golden Slam? Of course it doesn't matter in terms of your success as an Olympic athlete or the pride in representing your country, but it's not at all the same thing when it comes to assessing a player's tennis career.
If Federer had a gold in Javelin it would be far more impressive and pretty historic that he could be able to be world class in 2 sports so different.

Javelin gold >>>>>> singles tennis gold for Federer or any other tennis player.
08-09-2012 03:44 PM
ServeVolley
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Federer fans discounting Davis Cup, nothing new
Are you deliberately being obtuse? Federer can never win the Davis Cup, just as Djokovic, Nadal, etc, have never and can never win it.

Switzerland as a team can win it, Spain as a team can win it, and Serbia as a team can win it - individual players can not. está claro?
08-09-2012 02:39 PM
The Fearhand
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

I picked Nadal not because I really believe he has some chances at all 6 but because Roger as well as Djo will have a TOUGH time winning the olympic gold because it's every 4 years and anything can happen so it's much much tougher. Roger I see with the least chances at the Hexagon but Djo will have a decent to good shot at winning the olympic gold in singles so if I had to express it in % I'd go:

Nadal: 50%
Djokovic: 45%
Roger 5%

If this was all 3 in their primes Nadal would be my 3rd pick. Rogers % is low because of his age otherwise he'd be much much higher on that list. If Nadal didn't have that olympic gold already he'd have the smallest chance at the Hexagon out of the 3.
08-09-2012 02:25 PM
Arkulari
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by rafa_maniac View Post
People still going on about "a Gold is Gold no matter the event"? So if Federer had a Gold in Javelin he'd have a Golden Slam? Of course it doesn't matter in terms of your success as an Olympic athlete or the pride in representing your country, but it's not at all the same thing when it comes to assessing a player's tennis career.
Honestly...

Like I said before: Phelps and Bolt are individual racers, they set up to be the best in the world and they win a lot in their own, they also put themselves for collective medals and those aren't less valid for their count.

Tennis doubles is still tennis, hell had Muzza lost the singles final and won the mixed doubles I'd still consider him an Olympic Champion, I do for Mirnyi, I do for Fernando González, for Rafa Nadal, for Marc Rosset, for the Woodies, etc
08-09-2012 02:04 PM
Johnny Groove
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by ServeVolley View Post
How many times? Davis Cup is a TEAM event. No one player can win it.
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Originally Posted by Looner View Post
If Nadal was as persistent in his pursuit of the WTF as JG is in trying to convince all rational people Davis Cup matters in the discussion for individual tennis achievements, he'd be sitting on more WTFs than RGs right now.
Federer fans discounting Davis Cup, nothing new
08-09-2012 01:59 PM
Looner
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

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Originally Posted by rafa_maniac View Post
People still going on about "a Gold is Gold no matter the event"? So if Federer had a Gold in Javelin he'd have a Golden Slam? Of course it doesn't matter in terms of your success as an Olympic athlete or the pride in representing your country, but it's not at all the same thing when it comes to assessing a player's tennis career.
Tennis is one sport, athletics is another. You don't owe me anything for the lesson.
08-09-2012 01:45 PM
rafa_maniac
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

People still going on about "a Gold is Gold no matter the event"? So if Federer had a Gold in Javelin he'd have a Golden Slam? Of course it doesn't matter in terms of your success as an Olympic athlete or the pride in representing your country, but it's not at all the same thing when it comes to assessing a player's tennis career.
08-09-2012 12:11 PM
Looner
Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

If Nadal was as persistent in his pursuit of the WTF as JG is in trying to convince all rational people Davis Cup matters in the discussion for individual tennis achievements, he'd be sitting on more WTFs than RGs right now.
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