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Old 10-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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(When JCF retires) There will be only 2 active RG champions. Is this the Open Era record for fewest active champions of a GS? How does this make you feel? (I'm going all psychiatrist on your arses!)
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Weak clay era. Just what Nadull requires to look good.
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Weak clay era. Just what Nadull requires to look good.
Well that's not true at all...
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There will be new RG champions soon.
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It makes me feel good.
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Yeah, soon as in 5 years time. Obviously Delboy and Djoko will challenge but I don't see Nadull losing RG until 2015.
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Djokovic and Del Potro will make it 4 within the next 2/3 years
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I think Delboy stands a real chance. Especially if conditions are similar to 2009.
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I think Delboy stands a real chance. Especially if conditions are similar to 2009.
No, he doesn't. Non of the guys ranked 5 and lower has the ability to play at a high enough level to drop a top guy for 2-3 matches in a row. If Del Potro avoids choking, he just needs to stay clear of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Ferrer. Then he can win.
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sampras/krajicek in the 90s at wimbledon after edberg and stich retired? same for federer and nadal at wimbledon for most of 2000s?

anyway, del potro is solid on the red stuff, but federer, ferrer, djokovic and nadal are all better at RG

its true that he choked magnificently against federer in 2009, as did several other players, but he isn't winning RG unless 2 of federer, nadal and djokovic are knocked out

even then, del potro might have better results than ferrer at the french, but ferrer chews him up every time they meet, much to lenders' annoyance
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I was thinking about Sampras/Krajicek but there was also Agassi. And there was Hewitt along with Fedal
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Del Potro is favourite against Ferrer on the RG clay. He can also beat Nadal there (personal opinion which I have held and would have loved to see tested since I first saw him in R1 against Nadal in 2007).

Del Potro can also beat Federer on clay (Roger's not getting any younger and he is likely to switch his concentration to grass, especially with the 3-week break from 2015) and Djokovic (their 2011 match was TIGHT and Djoker got somewhat saved by darkness).

Obviously, Del Potro needs to be in peak physical condition and have some luck with the conditions - sunny and somewhat hot like in 2009/2011 (but not AS hot) would be perfect for him, I think.
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No, he doesn't. Non of the guys ranked 5 and lower has the ability to play at a high enough level to drop a top guy for 2-3 matches in a row. If Del Potro avoids choking, he just needs to stay clear of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Ferrer. Then he can win.
Not a problem, if Del Potro fully overcomes his injuries he won't be ranked 5 or lower when the time comes

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Del Potro is favourite against Ferrer on the RG clay. He can also beat Nadal there (personal opinion which I have held and would have loved to see tested since I first saw him in R1 against Nadal in 2007).

Del Potro can also beat Federer on clay (Roger's not getting any younger and he is likely to switch his concentration to grass, especially with the 3-week break from 2015) and Djokovic (their 2011 match was TIGHT and Djoker got somewhat saved by darkness).

Obviously, Del Potro needs to be in peak physical condition and have some luck with the conditions - sunny and somewhat hot like in 2009/2011 (but not AS hot) would be perfect for him, I think.
Fully agree with this We both thought the same while watching Nadal vs Delpo in RG 2007 Of course in order to win another Slam, he needs to fully overcome his injuries in order to peak, fingers crossed he will.

Also, apart from Nole, is there any other currently active viable new RG champion apart from Delpo?
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