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View Poll Results: Who will complete the ATP Hexagon first?

Roger Federer with the gold medal 30 29.70%
Novak Djokovic with the Olympics 15 14.85%
Rafael Nadal with an ATP Final victory 56 55.45%
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #31
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Roger Federer with the gold medal.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #32
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the olympic gold medal is the biggest success you can archive in swimming, athletics or winter sports, but not tennis. you have 4 tournaments which are more important than a olympic gold medal. i mean, do you rather remember the olympic gold medalists or gs-winners in tennis?!
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #33
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I still think Nadal has the best chance; WTF is his worst surface, but saying 'he'll never win it', would be just as foolish as people who said that Federer would never become #1 again or win a slam.

2 years ago Nadal, all worn out and tired from the SF match vs. Murray, even took a set in the final, off of Federer no less. How is it then so 'unlikely' that he could once win the whole thing? Winning more than 1 really does sound farfetched, but snatching just 1 for collection, doesn't sound to me farfetched at all.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #34
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olympic bump

Roger Federer's F loss pretty much means he won't get the hexagon. Thirtyfiverer won't get that far again. Rafael Nadal can still win the ATP finals. Djokovic will be 29 when the olympics come up again
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:22 AM   #35
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Nadal now I guess. I don't think he'll do the WTF, but if he really wants it, he'll get it IMO.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:30 AM   #36
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Nadal
Djokovic
Federer

Likelyhood in that order.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:50 AM   #37
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Yup Nadal he'll have 4 tries before the next Olympics. Also the poll is wrong Novak needs RG.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #38
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I don't see a good chance of any of these happening to be honest, but I'd still have to go with Nadal winning WTF to be the most likely. He has made the finals here once, so with a good draw and a few things falling his way he could possibly dig out a win. Also, since WTF is a yearly event, he has more chances to accomplish this than Fed/Nole do at the Olympics. Having said that, I think Nadal realistically only has 2 more chances to win WTF. IMO, he is showing increasing signs of both physical decline & mental burnout which will probably only get worse with age. Couple this with indoors being by far his worst surface and I think the chances of him winning any major HC titles, let alone WTF, are slim to none after next year. I think he maaabye could win one more Wimby after next year if all the stars align, but not any major HC events.

Next most likely would be Nole winning Olympics, followed by Fed.

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best chance is djoko in RG, but not olympics. Rafa has a good chance if he paces himself throughout the season (fall season is his worst)
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:53 AM   #40
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Default Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

Rafa will have the first opportunity in this year's WTF.
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I think pretty much the ship has sailed for all three.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #42
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Rafa will have the first opportunity in this year's WTF.
More like his 3rd since 2010.
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Default Re: Who will complete the "Hexagon" first

Now Rafa has definitely the best chance. Slim chances for the other 2:

- Fed will be 35 when Rio comes around, don't if he'll still be playing

- Nole has got to win RG, and Rio is still far...

Fed should have won in 2004 when Massu (yes, Massu ) won the gold. Instead he lost in the second round...
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:02 AM   #44
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For Federer and Djokovic it will be hard because RIO is 4 years away and I don't expect both to be as fit as they are these days and it is only one chance. Djokovic should win the FO at least once in the next four years if he can keep his level up.

Nadal has the best chance, if he can get the USO2010 serve for a WTF I even give him a pretty good chance. But I don't know what he did to get that and if he can afford to get it again. Without that serve he is more likely than not to lose on fast indoor hard against Federer, Djokovic, Murray and maybe even Del Potro and Tsonga. But won't the WTF location change? If so it might get slower/bouncier?
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olderer - not unless rio is indoors. hell i hear the heat is unbearable there

claygoat - not unless prince albert grants rafa's wish and brings wtf to monte carlo

djoker - honestly, don't care.


personally, all of the awards to delpo...hexagon the shit out of atp. 1 down 5 to go. the next 4 years is yours. book it.
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