Federer : The Mother Of All Quests : 20 Slams And 100 Titles. - Page 68 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 07-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #1006
country flag GOAT = Fed
Registered User
 
GOAT = Fed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9,848
GOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond reputeGOAT = Fed has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Nice title change.

I think 20 GS are possible, but 100 titles are probably out of reach. The problem is, if he aims for 100 titles he will need to play a lot of minor tournaments, and given his age, it will break down his body.
GOAT = Fed is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 07-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #1007
country flag shanks
Registered User
 
shanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 494
shanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond reputeshanks has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

I must admit I thought Nole will not take that next step but am glad he proved me wrong.

thanks general. Am checking in the Castle now.
shanks is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #1008
country flag coluta
Registered User
 
coluta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,344
coluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond reputecoluta has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

And this is how the quest for 20 began! RG 1999, ranked 111, got a WC into the MD, lost to Rafter in R1
"This is why this guy is going to be good for the game. He has this sort of arrogance, he's got a bit of a smile about him, he's gonna relate to crowds as his personality develops, as he gets more confident about his position on the professional circuit"


Last edited by coluta : 07-09-2012 at 11:24 PM.
coluta is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #1009
country flag Looner
Registered User
 
Looner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 12,306
Looner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Lol, the commentator said Roger would be good for the game. How true is that in hindsight!
__________________

The "Who plays tennis?" thread


On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orbis View Post
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results.
If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
Looner is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:56 PM   #1010
country flag Roamed
Registered User
 
Roamed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,725
Roamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond reputeRoamed has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Just realised that's two consecutive tournaments that Reed got right. Maybe he's turned a corner
__________________
Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

Roger // Rafa // Raonic // Söderling // Goffin // Ivo // Wawrinka // Baker // Delpo
Roamed is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #1011
country flag Honestly
Registered User
 
Honestly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,462
Honestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond reputeHonestly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
this thread has even the press talking about the possibility of 100 titles.

general viruzzz it is your reponsibility to keep the spineless hate riddled ejacuzees out of this place.

this is a place for honest and objective fed fans to sit down and discuss all tennis matters as they relate to Fed.
Honestly is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #1012
country flag EnriqueIG8
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 15,694
EnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

20 slams seem to much.


hope he can achieve it great generalito.
__________________

Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Bĺstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#290 (PR#145) in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#271 (PR#72) in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:54 AM   #1013
country flag Clay Death
Banned!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thermopylae Pass
Posts: 65,983
Clay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Quote:
Originally Posted by EnriqueIG8 View Post
20 slams seem to much.


hope he can achieve it great generalito.

believe it or not but he has actually uttered those words in the past.

he has thrown numbers like 18 and 20 around.


it gives the fed fans a great topic to discuss generalito.


i believe this will be the greatest visionary thread ever at MTF.

and we are giving it to the guy who has 17 majors.
Clay Death is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:01 AM   #1014
country flag EnriqueIG8
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 15,694
EnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
believe it or not but he has actually uttered those words in the past.

he has thrown numbers like 18 and 20 around.


it gives the fed fans a great topic to discuss generalito.


i believe this will be the greatest visionary thread ever at MTF.

and we are giving it to the guy who has 17 majors.
I know but then he should have snatched a couple of more the past years.


which slams do you root for? the next 2, 3 RG's are Nadal's.

Best options are US Open and Wimbledon, although he has proven he can be good in Australia as well.


1 more US Open, 1 more Wimby and 1 more AUS Open. is it achievable?
__________________

Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Bĺstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#290 (PR#145) in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#271 (PR#72) in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #1015
country flag Clay Death
Banned!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thermopylae Pass
Posts: 65,983
Clay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

he can target the next 2 wimbledons generalito. grass is his best chance.

you and i predicted that he was going to win wimbledon ages ago. he understands grass the best. it is also the least demanding of all slams.

and then another one will have to come from somewhere else if it happens at all.
Clay Death is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:14 AM   #1016
country flag Looner
Registered User
 
Looner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 12,306
Looner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

I don't consider grass RF's best chance. I think people forget that on top of Fed making this year's Wimbledon a huge priority, the stars somewhat aligned for him. The weather was bad and this allowed the grass to stay greener, it also allowed Rosol to kick Nadal out early in the tournament (which is the only time he loses at Wimbledon before a final).

In addition, Roger played Djokovic and Murray under the roof. He was excellent, of course, but that did help. With that being said, if the USO finds someone with a brain and switches to a Monday final or get two days between SF and F, I'd consider this RF's best chance to win another one from 2013 onwards.
__________________

The "Who plays tennis?" thread


On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orbis View Post
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results.
If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
Looner is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #1017
country flag Clay Death
Banned!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thermopylae Pass
Posts: 65,983
Clay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond reputeClay Death has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

negative. grass is his best surface. he says it himself.
Clay Death is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:45 AM   #1018
country flag Looner
Registered User
 
Looner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 12,306
Looner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond reputeLooner has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

Well, it may be his best surface but if it's warm, the clay warrior is quite the force to be reckoned with in an eventual final/semi. It's funny that he could have (we know it's a far cry) won RG last year and that is supposed to be his least favourite surface.
__________________

The "Who plays tennis?" thread


On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orbis View Post
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results.
If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
Looner is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #1019
country flag Mark Lenders
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 13,943
Mark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond reputeMark Lenders has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

USO should be his best chance in the future.

Things aligned for him at Wimbledon this year: Nadal out, and especially avoided big hitters, to whom he has been very vulnerable on grass in the past few years, losing to Berdych in 2010 and Tsonga in 2011. Murray and Nole are great players, but their style of play is not the one that most troubles Fed on grass; with the reduced reflexes that come with age, he finds it more difficult to cope with guys who serve big and hit big on grass. I'm fully convinced Tsonga would have been a tougher proposition for Federer in the final than Murray was. It is not hugely surprising to me that Benneteau caused Fed more trouble here than anyone else, although he's just a top 30 player he plays the kind of game that troubles Federer on grass.

USO will be his best chance in the future, it's where he's always played his best tennis too imo.
Mark Lenders is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:06 AM   #1020
country flag viruzzz
Registered User
 
viruzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 5,329
viruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond reputeviruzzz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Roger Federer : The Quest For 20 Slams and 100 Titles

I agree with most of you say, Mark, but I think Federer would win over any player this Wimbledon, the only one who I see troubling him is Rafa.
Federer was returning every damn shot in the last rounds, Tsonga (and I love Tsonga and Fed the same, so i'm totally objetive here) couldn't trouble that. Jo couldn't manage a 10+ shots rally vs this Fed, his backhand is working really well and that was the weak-point in Federer's matches vs big-hitters.
__________________
I do not support Pere Riba.
viruzzz is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios