View Full Version : How could Federer have a "fair" win over Nadal/Novak at the French Open?

05-18-2009, 01:13 PM
This is in light of a topic I read, and I thought it would be interesting to hear what you guys have to say. Now as a disclaimer, this topic is made on the assumption that Federer or Djokovic make it deep enough to play each other or Nadal.

So in this topic just list some of the rperequisites in order for Federer, if he should win against them at the French, to have a fair win over them, with no excuses.

Don't take the topic TOO seriously, but I am interested in what you have to say

Here are mine:

1. Nadal cannot make more than 5 - 10 unforced errors, because then he's not playing his best.

2. Djokovic cannot make more than a set number of unforced errors and can't double fault more than twice, or else it's his nerves.

3. Federer must make a lot of unforced errors or else he's playing the game of his life.

4. In light of #3, Federer cannot paint the line with winners, or else he's playing the game of his life and couldn't do it consistently.
He can only hit winners or shots that are near the middile of the court or deep (but nowhere near the lines) near the baselines.

5. In light of #4, at the same time, Federer can not hit winners that land middle or deep in the court but not near the lines, because then normally Nadal or Djokovic should be able to run and get those, so something is wrong with them or they aren't playing their best.

6. First serve percentages must be in relatively same range.

7. Nadal and Djokovic must have a perfect break point conversion ratio. If they have a break point they must take it, or else Novak is choking and Nadal isn't playing his best.

8. Novak and Nadal cannot limp, wince, or show even the slightest bit of injury or fatigue, or else they are injured against a fresh Federer.

9. At the same time, if they are injured and Federer loses, it will be Federer cannot even beat an injured Nadal/Novak.

That sounds fair to me.

05-18-2009, 01:18 PM
You should write a book entitled "Inside the mind of a *******"

- Nadal and Djokovic can't get any time violations because that would mean they were rushed and lost to Fed because of the stupid umpire.

05-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Hey hey hey, this isn't for calling out Nadal fans (I really don't even like that term *******) or Djokovic fans, just those who won't give Fed credit if he somehow wins against them at the FO2009, if he plays them

05-18-2009, 01:23 PM
I know this topic isn't meant seriously, and I know the half of the replies will be 'great post screw those *******s' and the other will be 'he can't, because he's a choking moron', but I would be interested in the views of people around here on what his best chances are, especially also from Nadal fans. What they see as Nadal's main weaknesses to which Federer's strengths matchup well.