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Whre else does Rafa win a slam

  • 2014 Wimbledon

    Votes: 15 17.9%
  • 2014 US Open

    Votes: 17 20.2%
  • 2015 Australian Open

    Votes: 14 16.7%
  • 2015 Wimbledon

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • 2015 US Open

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2016 Australian Open

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • 2016 Wimbledon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2016 US Open

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2017 Australian Open

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2017 Wimbledon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2017 US Open

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • He doesn't win anymore slams than RG

    Votes: 36 42.9%

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If he wants to break the all time slam record, he can't keep relying on his Roland Garros dominance. He would have to win another slam somewhere else, to keep the balance when he inevitably will lose in Roland Garros. It may not happen in 2015, or in 2016. but if he doesn't win anymore anywhere else, he'd have to win 4 more there.

So assuming he doesn't win 4 more RG, to break the record where does he win if he breaks the record?
 

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This is bumped for the guys posting on the 17-14 slam thread

Also, the Nadal-Fed is still missing a rivalry match. The US Open. We all know Nadal whips Fed in RG, and likewise Fed at Wimbledon. In Australia, Nadal beat Fed all 3 times but very competitive matches.

Is that what will happen in NY, or can he beat Nadal in NY
 

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Rafa will do better at Wimbledon than last year, it's a given. But he's not winning this one
 

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I hope Wimbledon. I'm not holding out hope for anything.
 

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Rafa has infinitely better competition outside Roland Garros. An off day Rafa alone is still more than enough at Roland Garros The off moments he suffered there will keep him from winning slams outside. Not as severely as his 2005-07 form, but it's clearly not the out of this world form he displayed in 2008-09 and 2013.
 

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Considering he was lucky to even win RG this year, I seriously doubt he will win anything apart from another 1 maybe 2 RGs, and even that could be pushing it if he continues the way he is. His tennis has been under-par for a long time now and his health issues don't seem to go away, and it's not like his style of tennis is particularly gentle on his body. Beginning of the end IMO. Slow and steady decline over the next couple years, potentially hurried along by chronic injury and a greater rise of young players (Wawa, Dolgo, Gulbis, etc etc) who will push him on court.
Fed's 17 title record is safe :)
 

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Rafa has infinitely better competition outside Roland Garros. An off day Rafa alone is still more than enough at Roland Garros The off moments he suffered there will keep him from winning slams outside. Not as severely as his 2005-07 form, but it's clearly not the out of this world form he displayed in 2008-09 and 2013.
That's why an quite out form rafa still made it to wimbledon finals? rafa has played 3 out the last 4 slam finals.
 

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That's why an quite out form rafa still made it to wimbledon finals? rafa has played 3 out the last 4 slam finals.
The last time Rafa made the finals, his biggest competition was Novak and Fed. This year, it's those two plus Murray who's finally come through twice since his last Wimbledon final, Wawrinka who beat him in Australia. I'm not among those who think Wawrinka's year is over.

Also players who Rafa beat in RG are more viable in Wimbledon due to their serve. Raonic, Isner. Kolb, Tsonga. He can't run through the players he beat at RG here, so if he's off his game there, he will lose.
 

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As of now Rafa is the clear favourite in 3 out of 4 slams (AO, RG, USO), and if he gets to second week at Wimbledon you should consider him favourite there as well, so he'll have lots of chances.

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Considering he was lucky to even win RG this year, I seriously doubt he will win anything apart from another 1 maybe 2 RGs, and even that could be pushing it if he continues the way he is. His tennis has been under-par for a long time now and his health issues don't seem to go away, and it's not like his style of tennis is particularly gentle on his body. Beginning of the end IMO. Slow and steady decline over the next couple years, potentially hurried along by chronic injury and a greater rise of young players (Wawa, Dolgo, Gulbis, etc etc) who will push him on court.
Fed's 17 title record is safe :)
Lucky to win RG?? lol. The guy dropped 2 sets the whole tourney. Never was pushed to 5 sets.

Oh btw Stan is 29...lol
 

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I'd like to see Rafa win Wimbledon, but sadly don't think it will be this year. However I think Rafa will win the US this year and AO next year.
 

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and a greater rise of young players (Wawa, Dolgo, Gulbis, etc etc) who will push him on court.
Fed's 17 title record is safe :)
Wawarinka is older than Nadal
Dolgopolov and Gulbis are only 2 and a bit years younger than Nadal

So they better hurry up if they're going to start pushing him. Stan only won AO this year because of injury
 
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