Yeah, that's true, sorry if I came across a bit harshly.we shall.
and i don't see how it's pointless. it's merely a speculation thread. there's plenty of those floating around.
Yeah, that's true, sorry if I came across a bit harshly.
I find it rather difficult to speculate, though, for the simple reason that some players are getting hyped up so much and than shortly thereafter completely fail to live up to expectations.
Also, being a 'star' at young age doesn't have to mean anything. Okay, Sampras won his first slam at 19, and he became to be one of the greatest ever, but Hewitt, for instance, who could've thought that he wouldn't even be in the top 20 three years later? Or Safin for that matter?
On the other hand, Roger was a late bloomer, nobody expected very much from 'that headcase' when he was around 20, and see what has happened since... so my point is that I find speculating on this not just difficult, but in fact - impossible.
But well let's see what others have to say about this! :wavey:
Kind of like the Soviet Union, where no one could rise any higher than the Secretary Of the Communist Party after Lenin died. :retard:
It's obvious that both Rafa's and Roger's streak can't go on forever, the fact that they've both been able to keep up their levels for such a long time (for how long on #2 and #1 now? I've lost count... :angel is in fact incredible. So to be realistic, I think it will rather be their carreers getting a little bit less highlights in the future than Nole's, if only for the age factor (Roger) and/or the very demanding playing style (Rafa).roger and rafa have (obviously) cemented their place as the top two players with three great seasons in a row (4 for roger). it will be interesting to see if novak can do the same next year. i'm expecting a little bit of a letdown, but hopefully he stays in the top five.
anything can happen in tennis, as we all know.
These are realistic predictions.Rafael Nadal might very well end up being the greatest player never to reach #1.
But realistically, I think he will become #1 at some point. And yes, I think other players will be #1 while Fed/Rafa are active as well.
I believe that if Federer manages to beat the record for most weeks at #1 (needs two more years at #1), then his priorities will change. He'll play even fewer tournaments to prolong his career and focus completely on slams.