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Old 03-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #211
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wtf is a done deal for him. make sure to bump this thread when it happens.
A 7th Tennis Masters Cup/World Tour Finals for him? Woah, he's definitely breaking records left right and centre.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:37 AM   #212
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #213
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Anyway CD I didn't mean he can't win titles on different surfaces... the guy has won Hamburg 4 times and has been in 5 RG finals, that's because he is extremely talented and can adapt his game (he's also quite honest in saying that he's been helped by surface homogenization).

I think he can win 3/4 titles in the remaining part of the season, unfortunately he won't play many more tournaments indoors. (I am quite sure he'll skip Bercy, since in three consecuitive week he's got Basel, Bercy, WTF)

I think it's a bit too early to predict how many titles he'll snatch next season, but just to make a guess I say between 3 and 5 titles.

I've got another record he might target: he currently shares this one with Connors as being the only player to win 9 titles on Hard, Grass and Clay, he needs only one more clay title to be the first with 10 titles on clay, grass and hard. I really hope he can snatch a clay title somewhere before the end of his career.

Madrid Masters might be the right one, I hope he plays it this year but I heard in an interview he has still to decide which big clay tournaments to play (also in a video for an Italian newspaper they asked him if he's going to play Rome: he answered he should, but it didn't sound 100% sure of being there). I think he's planning even more carefully this year: he wants that Olympic gold in singles badly, he wants to make sure he peaks for Wimbledon/Olympics and not getting tired before.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #214
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Well CD, you can't deny that fast, low-bouncing courts favour Fed's game. Just look at the titles he's won in the last 2 years (counting since march 2010):

2010 Cincinnati
2010 Stockholm
2010 Basel
2010 World Tour Finals

2011 Doha
2011 Basel
2011 Paris-Bercy
2011 World Tour Finals

2012 Rotterdam
2012 Dubai

10 titles, 7 are indoors, the others on fast low-bouncing surfaces. He can go deep in tournaments with slow, high-bouncing courts, but he won't be the favourite to win against Rafa/Nole (especially against Rafa). His results in the past 2 years show what I mean...
Good pointing out which events Roger won, obviously he is not getting nowhere close to 100 or No.1 in ranking- simple fact-most tournaments are slow or medium HC with higher bounce, and than we have clay and he is not going to be favorit at those events againt Nadal-Nole. Also Murray can beat him on slower HC than Dubai. There are other guys who can uspet him like Berdych, Tsonga, maybe even Delpo if he will play better.
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Anyway CD I didn't mean he can't win titles on different surfaces... the guy has won Hamburg 4 times and has been in 5 RG finals, that's because he is extremely talented and can adapt his game (he's also quite honest in saying that he's been helped by surface homogenization).

I think he can win 3/4 titles in the remaining part of the season, unfortunately he won't play many more tournaments indoors. (I am quite sure he'll skip Bercy, since in three consecuitive week he's got Basel, Bercy, WTF)

I think it's a bit too early to predict how many titles he'll snatch next season, but just to make a guess I say between 3 and 5 titles.

I've got another record he might target: he currently shares this one with Connors as being the only player to win 9 titles on Hard, Grass and Clay, he needs only one more clay title to be the first with 10 titles on clay, grass and hard. I really hope he can snatch a clay title somewhere before the end of his career.

Madrid Masters might be the right one, I hope he plays it this year but I heard in an interview he has still to decide which big clay tournaments to play (also in a video for an Italian newspaper they asked him if he's going to play Rome: he answered he should, but it didn't sound 100% sure of being there). I think he's planning even more carefully this year: he wants that Olympic gold in singles badly, he wants to make sure he peaks for Wimbledon/Olympics and not getting tired before.

excellent post manadrainer. affirmative on all accounts. gold is a possibility and it counts as a title.
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some people are saying that #73 could happen as early as indian wells or at the miami masters. he has won 32 of his last 34 matches if i am not mistaken.

its best of 3 sets folks. you know anything can happen in such a foremat.

any takers?

as for me, my prediction for indian wells is in place. i still think murray is going to pull it off.
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some people are saying that #73 could happen as early as indian wells or at the miami masters. he has won 32 of his last 34 matches if i am not mistaken.

its best of 3 sets folks. you know anything can happen in such a foremat.

any takers?

as for me, my prediction for indian wells is in place. i still think murray is going to pull it off.
I don't think he can snatch #73 at Indian Wells CD, the surface doesn't suit his game, however if he has a favourable draw and some early upsets (Maybe a rusty Rafa?) anything can happen.

However on these courts I favour Nole, Rafa and even Murray over Fed.
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Fed is not favourite at IW but if he gets some luck with the draw and he plays well, it's possible he can win.
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Fed is not favourite at IW but if he gets some luck with the draw and he plays well, it's possible he can win.
I cannot see him beating two of top 4 back to back, especially in consecutive days. Also, we have to consider he goes into IW after having played Rotterdam and Dubai in three weeks, an exho in NYC - the other coast of US basically. With the jet lag and the the fact that the surface is going to be very different from Dubai, this is a hard ask of a 31 yr old, even if its Roger.
He needs some real luck with the draw and hope for some upsets early on. And of course, play very well.
Fingers crossed though, maybe the stars will align themselves
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That's the thing though, he may not neeed to beat 2 out of the Top 4. He may not even need to beat one (that is rather optimistic. If DelPo falls in Nadal's quarter, I am sure he can give him a run for his money. I am also sure Davydenko is bad R2 or R3 match-up for Nadal as well. I quite confident Fed can do sth against Djoke - look at last year when Djoko was flying and Fed, to me, did not play as well as still almost took him out of IW in the SF.
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I cannot see him beating two of top 4 back to back, especially in consecutive days. Also, we have to consider he goes into IW after having played Rotterdam and Dubai in three weeks, an exho in NYC - the other coast of US basically. With the jet lag and the the fact that the surface is going to be very different from Dubai, this is a hard ask of a 31 yr old, even if its Roger.
He needs some real luck with the draw and hope for some upsets early on. And of course, play very well.
Fingers crossed though, maybe the stars will align themselves
Roger is still 30 mate

But other than that I agree. He has played a lot lately but he also have this huge confidence and that can be a huge thing.

He hasn't done well in these masters the last couple of years but then again when was the last time Roger has won 2 titles before March started?
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He can do it - 10 more of Basel, Rotterdam and Dubai and the GOAT will achieve the impossible.
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I cannot see him beating two of top 4 back to back, especially in consecutive days. Also, we have to consider he goes into IW after having played Rotterdam and Dubai in three weeks, an exho in NYC - the other coast of US basically. With the jet lag and the the fact that the surface is going to be very different from Dubai, this is a hard ask of a 31 yr old, even if its Roger.
He needs some real luck with the draw and hope for some upsets early on. And of course, play very well.
Fingers crossed though, maybe the stars will align themselves
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Olderer hasnt been a factor in iw/miami since 2006, there is no theseway he is winning either of
these titles. His best chance is cinci/paris indoors/basel etc
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Olderer hasnt been a factor in iw/miami since 2006, there is no theseway he is winning either of
these titles. His best chance is cinci/paris indoors/basel etc
I would also give him an excellent chance in Madrid especially if it is true that Rafael Nadal is not going to play there.
It's the new blue clay. He won there in 2009, and lost to Nadal in 2010 and 2011.

Also Halle has to be included as well. He's won 5 out of the last 6 times he's played there.

And I wouldn't dismiss him from the Olympics, or Wimbledon, or the US Open, but it would be clearly more difficult, as any slam is for anybody (except maybe Nadal at Roland Garros).

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