View Full Version : The Next Great Tennis Rivalry?

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?

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

and Serena vs. Kim

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

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

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

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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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)

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.

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.