Fed will be number 3 at the End of the Year

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  1. Nadal_Freak

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    I'm calling it. Fed has a lot more points to defend than Nadal and Djokovic now. I think both Nadal and Djokovic are really picking up their game as shown by the French Open Semis. Djokovic has a lot more points to gain during the indoor season and Nadal has a lot of points to gain during the US Open Series and US Open.
     
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  3. Rhino

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    How many titles did Nadal win after Roland Garros last year? (Not including that little clay court event in Stuttgart that he slotted in after Wimbledon).

    I guess Nadal had better hope he doesn't run into Mahut (!), Federer, Djokovic, Monaco, Ferrer, or Nalbandian this time, eh?
    Or Youzhny, Tsonga, Seppi (!), Roddick, or Davydenko for that matter.
     
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  4. And Federer should hope to play these guys? How many titles did Federer win this year so far?
     
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    thats hilarious!!!:)
     
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  6. r2473

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    Uh, Fed can't be #3 when he is retired (because "Fed should just retire").
     
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  7. crazylevity

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    Empty vessels make the most noise.
     
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  8. Rhino

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    we're talking about now until the rest of the year, traditionally Fed's best half.

    (i.e. '07 - Canada - final, Cincy - won, US Open - won, 2 Davis Cup rubbers - won, Basel - won, Madrid - final, Paris - 3rd round, and Tennis Masters Cup - won).
     
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  9. icazares

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    I don't know if Federer is going to be 1, 2 or 3 by the end of the year, but I do believe that his dominance is over. I don't think he's going to win Wimbledon and/or the US Open this year. Btw, I'm a huge Federer fan, but time has passed, tennis has evolved again and Federer hasn't evolved at the same pace. I argue that his backhand needs to be completely reconsidered. I argue that he's not as fit as in the peak years.
     
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  10. It's only "traditionally" his best half because there is no clay though right? His first half hard court season was not too good for a number 1. No titles, a first round exit, losing to Andy Roddick of all people...the writing appears to be on the wall. We'll see what happens, he has a ton of points to defend.
     
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  11. TheTruth

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    I think this post is spot on. He's not as fit as he should be. He was tired in the first set, even the commentators pointed it out and how he got tired in his other two four set losses to Nadal. Pride and stubbornness will be the death of Fed. That he hasn't fixed that backhand in all these years is baffling!
     
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  12. Nadal_Freak

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    Yeah. Fed's actually had a better clay season than hard courts. Dubai was a very fast court and Fed loses to Murray. Glad someone thinks with their mind rather than their heart.
     
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  13. johnny ballgame

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    Here's hoping Fed doesn't run into the likes of Mardy Fish(!), Roddick, Stepanek(!), Nalbandian, Murray, Volandri(!), Gonzo, Canas, Ramirez Hidalgo, Tipsarevic, Djokovic or Nadal!
     
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  14. deme08

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    Nadal will be number 2 at the End of the Year, again!

    Im calling it
     
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    Stepanek and Volandri have never beaten Federer on anything but clay(and clay season is over now) and Hidalgo never beat him on any surface.

    It's kinda funny how people here are quick to bury Federer,he might make you eat your words if he wins Wimbledon or USO(or both)then again maybe not,we'll just have to wait and see but I think some people here are writing Roger off prematurely.
     
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    Nadal_Freak you're oh so generous.Such a pathetic player should be at least out of the top 10 I would say.
     
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  17. zagor

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    LOL,yeah I would guess top 15-20 would be more appropriate for such a mediocre player with the worst backhand on tour(who by some miracle reached 1 slam semi,1 final and 2 masters finals this year).
     
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    Look, for someone with mono he did well to stay at number 1, then he had the best clay court season of his life. Every year people bask in the glow of Nadals May/June prowess but by December the lack of clay has taken it's tole on his aura.
     
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    wow...you sure you aren't related to Bush??
     
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    it's so much sad that for a very classy player he has such very pathetic fans. what irks me enough though is that how they rave that the fed fanboys are very arrogant, yet look at this! very very pathetic indeed. well just continue raving, then. the claycourt season is over.
     
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  21. veroniquem

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    I don't think Fed's troubles are though. Future will tell!
     
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  22. fastdunn

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    It could be very close race between Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.
    I wonder who will end up wining 2 slams this year. Maybe no one.
     
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    Well put by deme08 and crazylevity.

    Some Nadal fans just DONT get it. Feds game is designed to win on ALL surfaces, Nadals game is designed for clay and that is the only surface he wins majors. As amazing as Fed is on hard, grass and indoor it is a PHENOMENAL achievement to reach the RG final the last 3 years and SF the year before, along with winning TMS titles on clay.

    Note to crazy Nadal fans: Take off the fanboy headband before it cuts off more circulation to your brain. Nadal deserves a lot of respect, but wake up and look at the big picture.
     
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  24. veroniquem

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    Yes, that's the right question. I feel almost certain that one of the 3 is gonna win 2 slams, and that will determine the rankings. At the moment Fed seems to be the least likely to achieve this but who knows? If he wins Wimby again everything is possible. Interestingly we could have 2 for Rafa ( RG and wimby) and 2 for Djoko (AO and USO). That would be intriguing. If it's 1 for Rafa, 1 for Fed and 2 for Djoko, I think everyone will agree that Djoko is the new #1, if it's 1 for Rafa, 1 for Djoko and 2 for Fed, then it's a status quo: nothing changes.
     
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    Agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:twisted:
     
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    Is there a point in making these predictions other than just to provoke people into pointless arguments?
     
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  27. The big picture is that at this point anything is possible, and it seems to be making Federer fans quite angry. It appears Nadal has adjusted his game, playing up to the baseline, or as he puts it "inside the court." Even Federer acknowledged this, that he attacks much more now and it is extremely difficult to deal with. This is the change Nadal needs to make on faster surfaces (see beating Blake twice as well as Tsonga in just a few weeks).

    I think most reasonable Nadal fans realize his strongest surface is clay. What's impressive is his constant improvement whether it's his serve, volleys, backhand, attacking game...it just keeps getting better and you saw the culmination in this tournament and on Sunday.

    The bottom line "we shall see" isn't it? Seems like the Federer fans are just livid. It's kinda weird.
     
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  28. veroniquem

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    I agree some of them are just frantic and hurl insults at you as soon as you question Fed a little, but others like Zagor are nice and respectful. I wish they were all like him!
     
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    Fedfans adjust so as to answer the nadaltards on their own level.
     
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  30. veroniquem

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    Is it a war then?
     
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    you consider yourself a nadal**** then?;)
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    I do (I'm crazy about the guy) but I hope I'm a good one: I don't throw insults at people for having different opinions and I maintain a healthy level of realism (no, Nadal is not the favorite at USO...)
     
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    Please some Nadal and Sampras fans are no saints either and are fanatical about their favourite player as well,just see some threads and posts by Nadal fans during the FO and those made by Pete's fans during his exhibitions with Fed when they stated that Pete will come back to tour and win USO and Wimbledon at the age of 37.

    I stated couple of days ago that I think that the improvements Nadal made in his game will translate to grass as well and I'm a big Fed fan so really maybe you should stop your ridiculous generalization about Federer fans,it's getting annoying.Does saying that I think some people are writing off Fed prematurely make me a Federer fanatic? So if I don't agree with the general consensus here that Federer(who happens to be my favourite player of all time)is finished,I'm supposed to be an angry Fed fanatic(according to you)?
     
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    then you're simply a sane (as possible :p ) healthy nadalfan.:)*********= nadal fan without any logic and out of control.

    Sadly,this time every year an epidemic of tardness strikes among most otherswise nice nadal fans.
     
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    Oops sorry :oops: I wasn't aware of the difference...
     
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  36. Nadal_Freak

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    If that's the definition, I got logic though it is painful for Fed fans to hear. ;)
     
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  37. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    LOL..., a very nice way to humor the nasty *******s. Why does a classy Nadal get so many of these tacky fans? :lol:
     
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    best reply to this thread. you made my day! :p
     
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    hey hey, texas don't need that ********* here
     
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    You are the definition of *******. Not because your his fan which is fine and so would praising him in threads but because your only pathetic little mission on these boards is to find some way to put down/discredit/bash/troll against Federer.

    Please do Nadal a service and change either your one track mind or your name.

    Oh and Id be more worried about Nadal being 3 than Fed. This time last year Djokovic was 2000 points behind Nadal. This year he is just over 200 behind and Nadal's precious clay season is over so the heat is really on.
     
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  41. slice bh compliment

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    What!? Predictions and pointless arguments? On the internet?!
    ;-(
     
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    You gave me a chuckle and made my day.
    Thank You!!
     
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  43. fednad

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    I think you are a fed hater.
     
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  44. LanEvo

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    i think Fed will stay number one and win wimby and the us open
     
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    Im not calling nothing. Anything can happen, Federer could come back and win Wimbledon convincingly, who knows. Not something you predict carelessly.
     
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    You're right but it wouldn't hurt if mods made a sticky called "Fed is finished" or something similar so all the Nadal and Sampras fanboys can go there and celebrate(maybe prematurely)Roger's demise.It's becoming a little annoying when every 5 minutes another "Fed's done" thread pops up.
     
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    Cmon you forgut us Joker's fans ? We want in too !
     
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    LOL,no I consider you,gj011 and Sikserb good posters,I have never seen you bash Fed.
     
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  49. Nadal_Freak

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    Nadal has many more points to defend in the clay season. The knee injury hurt Nadal's results last year during the American Hardcourt season. I expect better results this year and Fed will fade away.
     
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    i can always count on this board for a few laughs, which is why i keep comin' back for more!

    every year, it's the same song and dance with you people: nadal wins everything in sight during the spring . . . nadal wins roland garros . . . and out come the cries of, "nadal will be the new number 1. fed's time has passed."

    and every year, fed finishes up being top dog . . . with more slams added to his cv. and all nadal has to show for his labors is increasing his record for most consecutive weeks at number 2 (yawn).

    haven't the last few years taught us anything? apparently not. but you clowns can start claiming victory when nadal manages to take the number 1 slot away from fed . . . for a WEEK even! or when he is holding up a slam trophy anytime after the first week of june . . . which, to my knowledge, has yet to happen.

    the king is dead, long live the king. well, i'll believe it when i see it.
     
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