Fedal fans: Would you trade Fed winning RG 10 for Nadal winning USO 10?

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Would you trade Fed winning RG10 for Nadal winning USO 10?

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  1. kraggy

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    Lets say you had the power to trade Fed beating Nadal at RG 10 for Nadal beating Fed at USO 10. Would you take this this trade as a Nadal or Fed fan?

    My 2 cents

    From Fed's perspective:

    Winning another FO will make his slam tally even more balanced and will establish him as one of the greatest clay courters around. I guess sometimes Fed does not get his due as a claycourter but I suspect that would change with this victory. Losing the USO I feel would not really affect Fed that much. He is already the greatest hardcourter around and given that his USO streak was broken last yr anyway, its not really bad to lose another USO.


    From Nadal's perspective:

    Winning a USO would be huge for Nadal in showing him to be an all-round champion. People have criticized his ability on fast hard courts and this victory would certainly help silence some of the criticism. On the other hand, Nadal may never have a chance to break the slam record, but he has an opportunity to go down as the greatest claycourter that ever lived. For that to happen he needs to win every FO that he can while he's playing great tennis. Right now he needs 3 more to beat Borgs record and I think Nadal may not be the clay force that he is 3 yrs from now.
     
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  2. vortex1

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    Yes, definitely. Nadal would become a true legend if he won USO.
     
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  3. Pwned

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    Of course. That would add a ton of excitement to the game, especially if they were both epic finals.
     
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  4. Nadalfan89

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    Nadal doesn't need another FO, and he really needs USO. I'd make the trade in a second.
     
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  5. illuminati

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    this is such an irrelevant topic.
    i dont care about trades.

    as a rafa fan my perfect ending to rafas career is if he won 3 aussie opens, 3 wimbledons and 3 US opens and 7 french opens to beat borgs clay record and finish ranked year end number 1 three times and total slam tally of 16.

    if he did that which will then enter him into the top tier of all time great players which include federer, sampras, laver, emerson and borg.

    if he enters that top tier, then i will consider it an incredible achievement for rafa.
     
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  6. illuminati

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    WTF dont need another FO???
    he needs the french open to beat borgs record and become clay GOAT.
     
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  7. vortex1

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    slams on all surfaces > Borg's record

    Borg could never win USO, I'd like Nadal to win one.
     
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  8. Chadwixx

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    Borg didnt win the AO either did he?
     
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  9. dmt

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    Borg only played at the ao once. AO was played on grass and since Borg won 5 wimbledon's, there's little doubt that he would have dominated aussie open.
     
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  10. egn

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    wrong thread.
     
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  11. inthemisosoup

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    i would rather see something in the next year or so like fed d rafa at FO & rafa d fed at USO, both in 5 set classics. that'd be fun. it won't happen, but it'd be fun.
     
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  12. Ambivalent

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    Federer would probably agree, but Nadal is so competitive that he would play to the death (of his knees) for both. Also he knows that he will have a chance at the USO when Fed is about 30 years old.
     
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    i'd rather have 5 consecutive RG and wimbledon wins over 1 aussie 4 rg and 1 wimbledon to be honest.
     
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  14. Radobg

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    I agree!!I will be very happy for both of them if they can win those titles!!A little bit more happy for Rafa actually...
     
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  15. Chezbeeno

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    yes, if Federer beats Nadal at RG and loses to someone other than Rafa at the US, then the head-to-head crap will stop and Fed's victory last year will be proved as not a fluke
     
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  16. sh@de

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    I would I think... it'd be really really exciting I think.

    Except I clicked the wrong poll option -_-" Sorry!
     
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  17. billnepill

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    Federer would love such a deal. Especially since RG is first and Rafa never made US Open final.
     
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  18. kournacopia

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    Fed doesn't need anything, he has it all. Useless trade for him.
     
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  19. Sentinel

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    Yes, that would give Rafa a career slam.
     
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  20. timnz

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    Borg Australian Open

    And the one time Borg did play - he was 16 years old (remember in 1973 Australian Open was in January - Borg didn't turn 17 until June that year). Hardly at his peak.
     
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  21. cknobman

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    I agree with you 100%
     
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  22. kishnabe

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    Federer win over Nadal in RG 2010 will make people who thought it was a fluke in 09 to be wronged. Consider How Rafa manhandled the whole clay season pre-rg. Defintly a good trade if Nadal won the US open 2010 in 5 sets. Sad thing Federer had not losed to Delpo, Nadal would be the only man to give Federer his First Runner up trophies at each slam....That would awesome recored to have.
     
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  23. TheNatural

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    Fed would trade 3 or 4 of his US Opens for the London 2012 singles Olympic Gold. Fed will become a true legend if he can win that elusive singles Gold.
     
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  24. Sentinel

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    Sorry !!!! Tennis at the Olympics is no big deal. This is not athletics for example where people dream of an Olympic gold from childhood.

    And in any case, when was tennis introduced into the O's ? 1988 - I see.
     
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  25. TheNatural

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    Don't kid yourself, its a huge deal, and Fed himself helped to make it a huge deal by trying his heart out at 3 Olympics so far. Fed would kill to win the singles Olympic Gold at London on the Wimbledon grass courts!Maybe it will be 4th time lucky!
     
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  26. RCizzle65

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    He may want it, yes, but it's not big enough to trade a slam for, let alone 3 or 4
     
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    i would only be satisfied if he would also win the eurosong festivel twice and find the cure for Malaria, while achieving world peace thru atomic weaponry dismantling...
     
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  28. Gorecki

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    no. i would expect a lot better from you... at least a decent google work!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Olympic_medalists_in_tennis
     
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  29. P_Agony

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    Nah, I would rather have Fed winning the USO. It's my favorite slam to watch along with AO.
     
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  30. P_Agony

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    Not a chance, I don't think he'd trade even one slam for that. Slams are greater than the Olympic gold.
     
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  31. NikeAir565

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    Fed winning two back to back French Opens would be good, especially if it was against Nadal.
     
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  32. veroniquem

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    I would definitely not trade anything. I want him to win both and I'm sure he can.
     
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  33. davey25

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    I am a fan of neither player (Nadal I am neutral on and Federer I plain dont like) and neither one will happen.
     
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  34. TheLoneWolf

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    I know this answer might seem weird, but stick with me for a while.

    I honestly don't care too much about any wins that Rafa is going to achieve in the future. Of course, I would be extremely happy if he achieved much more. By "not caring too much" I mean that even if he doesn't win a Slam again, it won't be a tragedy. Rafa has already proven tenfold that he is a champion with an unmatched fighting spirit (amongst his contemporaries anyway,) and a humble character. His spectacular game, his almost utter domination of 2008, his H2H against someone people often call "the GOAT," are also very admirable feats.

    I guess my point is that even if Rafa's knees blow up tomorrow and he doesn't ever win any Slam again, his achievements are undeniable, and he will always be in my mind the true champion. Anything that he achieves from this point on is gravy on top. :)

    By the way, I'd give my left hand to avoid Rafa's knees blowing up tomorrow. What I mean by "not caring," again, is that he doesn't have anything left to prove to me.
     
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  35. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    I would nor trade; I want the results to fall where they will, and at present, Federer's chances of winning the FO are slim if he faces Nadal (his most likely opponent in the final), so why dream of another outcome?
     
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  36. Rippy

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    Of course he wants to win it, but he wouldn't trade 3 US Opens for it - that's just ridiculous!
     
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  37. davey25

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    Masters events are bigger than the Olympic Gold. The Olympic Golds value in tennis is right on par with the ATP ranking points awarded. Beneath a Masters and above a 500 event. Nicolas Massu is a 2 time Olympic Champion.
     
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  38. Augustus

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    I disagree. While a slam certainly means more than the Olympic Gold in tennis, I think to most players a medal from the most prestigious sports event is more special than a MS title. The fact that more top players are taking the Olympics seriously nowadays adds to that as well.
     
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  39. JoshDragon

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    No, there would be some excuse, like Rafa was too tired from Madrid to win Roland Garros and that Federer couldn't beat him at his best on clay.
     
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  40. veroniquem

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    What excuse? In 2009, Madrid/Hamburg's final was the 4th final in 5 weeks for Rafa. That's not an excuse that's a fact (check the calendar if you have any doubts). Comparatively, Madrid final this year was only the 3rd for Fed in the whole of 2010.
     
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  41. sh@de

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    LOL THREE OR FOUR US OPENS?

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

    I have... literally, nothing at all, to say to that.
     
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  43. AJK1

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    Huh???????
     
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  44. ruerooo

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    First, thank you for making a thread for FEDAL fans! :-D

    Second, after some thought, I think I would trade, if I could be sure Rafa would win the USO.
    Roger could defend his title --which I think matters more to him than some people think -- and Rafa could have his Career Golden Slam.
     
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  45. mandy01

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    Roger isn't winning RG but yes,you're absolutely correct :lol:
     
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  46. Jchurch

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    Pete would trade 3 or 4 of his Wimbledons for a FO final
     
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  47. zagor

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    Not really,I'd rather see Fed win USO again,I like fast HC a lot more than clay and Fed did win FO last year which is enough for me.
     
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  49. Sentinel

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    okay okay Mr Gorecki :):):) Cool it ! Get under a cold shower, have a chilled beer and relax :p
     
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  50. Dutch-Guy

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    I want Rafa to win both(and he's capable of doing it).So not trading bull***.
     
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