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prattle128
10-20-2009, 03:03 PM
There have been countless tennis rivalries between the top players of the sport. From Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, to Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. The current tennis rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is considered by many people to be the greatest tennis rivalry in tennis and modern sports. Eventually, it's going to pass, as all things. But there will be new players to take up the role.

Who do you guys think will have the next great tennis rivalry?

ZhengJieisagoddess
10-20-2009, 03:16 PM
Djokovic vs. Del Potro

and Serena vs. Kim

IvanAndreevich
10-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Del Potro vs Nadal.

CatLasagna
10-20-2009, 03:55 PM
Bernard Tomic vs Grigor Dmitrov

Lsmkenpo
10-20-2009, 04:04 PM
Del Potro and Murray

tikkimonkey
10-20-2009, 04:07 PM
I don't feel like any of the current top 10 have the flair to keep a great rivalry with any other current player D:

OddJack
10-20-2009, 05:37 PM
The Next Great Tennis Rivalry?

There will be Rivalry after Rodge and Rafa,

But it's not going to be great.

Baikalic
10-20-2009, 05:39 PM
the next great tennis rivalry will not involve anyone currently playing.

flyinghippos101
10-20-2009, 05:55 PM
Del Potro vs Murray

Falloutjr
10-20-2009, 05:59 PM
Karlovic vs Roddick. 150 aces per match FTW :)

Toxicmilk
10-20-2009, 06:03 PM
Federer's twin babies

Blake0
10-20-2009, 06:26 PM
Grigor dimitrov & Robin Soderling. Just throwing it out there..:), feel both of them have potential, especially dimitrov.

jwbarrientos
10-21-2009, 02:23 AM
Del Potro and Murray

:twisted: :evil: that's what I predict.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 02:36 AM
Grigor dimitrov & Robin Soderling. Just throwing it out there..:), feel both of them have potential, especially dimitrov.

Dimitrov doesn't look like a slam contender just yet, he won a mere 2 games against Nieminen in his last match.

kOaMaster
10-21-2009, 03:42 AM
better question:
what was the last one before federer?
hewitt-roddick? not really. anything with kuerten? rather not. nothing comes to my mind except agassi - sampras.

and before? hard to say. lendl - wilander? becker - edberg?

vndesu
10-21-2009, 04:00 AM
nadal vs his knees.
jk

i think that djoko and del portro
i dont really see murray as a threat right now, and nless he stops pushing he wont get far

8pNADAL
10-21-2009, 04:44 AM
bernard tomic v rafael nadal

paulfreda
10-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Me too
DelPotro v Murray


But .........
Djoko not far behind
Cilic could emerge better than many think

T Woody
10-21-2009, 11:26 AM
Cilic could emerge better than many think

Agree. He has potential, many weapons, and a good head on his shoulders. I'm hoping for some great slam matches between Cilic and Delpo over the next five years.

rk_sports
10-21-2009, 01:00 PM
I don't think there will be one.. as some writer wrote 'On Any Given Day' players and the latest USO proved to me that anyone can beat anyone on any occasion (previously thought that its only true for ATP and not GS)

sureshs
10-21-2009, 01:13 PM
Clijsters vs Henin

Bertie B
10-21-2009, 02:27 PM
In order to have a great rivalry, first you must have an untouchable #1 as the first half...and an ambitious up and comer as the other half.

Or, two promising young'uns.

Cilic, unfortunately, is a headcase.

Nadal/Federer is still on. 2009 is a transition year for Rafa. I hope he makes the necessary changes to his game. But anyway, I see Rafa as one half of the next great rivalry that emerges.

Agassifan
10-21-2009, 02:39 PM
the next great rivalry will not involve fed / nadal

i can see delpo, murray and djokovic in the mix. But it won't be as high stakes as the fed nadal.