Federer will not win a slam in 2010

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  1. vanity

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    My bold prediction which of course most on here will rebuff. Well, the competition is getting stronger and Nadal, Djokovic and Murray will all step up there game and take 3 of the possible 4 slams. While either Del Potro or Davydenko will scoop the last one. Federer's already lost to 3 of the 5 players noted in the past few weeks.
     
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  2. tudwell

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    Federer will win the Australian Open and Wimbledon. You heard it hear first.
     
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    It surely is bold.

    Federer's serve if it clicks will give him some slams, while i think delpony will play well, i don't feel anything for murray.

    This indoor season is always the low point of the year and many assumptions are made.

    Just wait til next year.
     
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  4. vanity

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    Federer will decline hugely next season. I can already see this happening.
     
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  5. Jchurch

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    I think Federer will win Wimbledon for sure and still has a shot at the Grand Slam. He was only two sets away from a Grand Slam this year.
     
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  6. Jchurch

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    Decline? Hmmmm this season he sure was better than last season. If anything he is on the ride :)

    Wow Sampras and Aggassi Careers in one :wink: A strong start and a strong finish
     
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    Many thought the same in 2009.

    With Rafa winning the AO and Roger failing miserably in subsequent tournaments, many people predicted a slamless year for Roger.

    Funny how things turned out.
     
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    Yes, it's true many thought the decline would be this year. However, with the competition getting stronger i don't think he will be able to keep up.
     
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    Pretty bold or stupid. Either way Federer has the tools at least to win one slam next year.
     
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    Wimbledon....maybe, that's about it. His record last year against other top players won't get any better and he won't be able to squeek by anymore. Rapid decline, no. Slow decline already in progress, yes.

    Federer in '09

    Nadal 1-1
    Djokovic 2-3
    del Potro 3-2

    slam finals: 2-2

    Nadal 0-1
    del Potro 0-1
    Roddick 1-0
    Soderling 1-0

    Clearly he doesn't dominate the top players anymore, and if one is to reason he was two sets away from the Grand Slam, the same reasoning could be that he was one set away from loosing Wimbledon
     
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    You do realize what you're saying, right? The fact that he was 2-2 in slam finals means that he made all 4 finals...You're also completely missing the fact that he beat DelPo in Australia and France and beat Djokovic at the US Open. That means that this year he was 2-1 against DelPo in slams and 1-0 against Djokovic.

    Also, 1-1 against Nadal is .500. I can't remember the last time Fed finished a year with a non-losing record against Nadal (2005?). All in all, 2009 was a MUCH better year for Fed than 2008, and that was with Nadal getting better and guys like DelPo, Djokovic and Murray taking off or continuing to do so, not to mention Roddick's resurgence and the stellar play of guys like Soderling and Davydenko later in the year.

    We've heard this for years. Fed won't win a slam in '07 (he won three), Fed won't win a slam in '08 (won another one there), Fed won't win a slam in '09 (won two). Now it's about to be 2010, and there are doubters again. Will he win 2-3 slams next year? Probably not, but at this point I'd say 2-3 is far more likely than 0.
     
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    So you predict Federer to have the same amount of Slams next year that Murray will have in his career? Interesting.
     
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    screw these longshot threads which everyone forgets when the OP is revealed to be the fool he was suspected to be, and looks like a genius if they come off. same poster under a different name probably did one last year.
     
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  15. Tsonga#1fan

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    If you consider '09 with a second half of the year having a sub-par Nadal better than his '08, then I can understand how you might consider it a great year. It was just that, a great year. Not a dominating year and the fact that he lost ground to Nadal in '08 through the beginning of '09 and has started to loose more frequently tells me he isn't likely to have the continued success of previous years. He will remain a contender but I don't consider him any more of a favorite than some of the others.
     
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  16. Mick

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    come on.

    we are talking federer with blx here.

    federer without blx was good enough to win 15 gs.

    federer with blx, well i feel sorry for the competitions :)
     
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  17. This was being said at the end of 2008 as well, he responded with winning 2 slams reaching the final in the other 2 :)
    Seriously, why create a thread like this?? You will only look like a fool in September of 2010.
     
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    That's one way to look at it. Or you could say that he went 26-2 in grand slams this year.
     
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    LOL!......I feel sorry for anyone who walks on a court with that BLX. It has to be the ugliest racquet EVER produced. KSix-One looks sharp though.
     
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    Or weaker, in Nadal's case...
     
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    I actually don't think is all that "bold" of a prediction. He's tapering off, he's a dad and it happens.
     
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    Oh it must be December. Every year it's the same:
    "Federer will not win a slam in [insert year]"
     
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  23. Mick

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    haha. you to have to re-read my post and replace "blx" with "balls"
    that's what "blx" means, according to our english forum members :)
     
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  24. Tsonga#1fan

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    In reality I agree he is not in a slight decline. He had his best ever year in '08 and it was even better in '09. I believe he will not loose a single match next year. I believe he will never loose another match again ever. I will be surprised if he is not still winning slams ten years from now. Yea, right. Wake up people, it is inevitable and it is staring you all square in the face.
     
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  25. Rhino

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    Well he's been written off so many times before on this board it's a joke.
    But sure, eventually if you keep saying it every year then it will eventually be true. And then people will say "I told you so!!!".
     
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  26. Tsonga#1fan

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    I understand! I read the crap on here. I like Roger Federer very, very much and am greatly going to miss the time when he no longer is competitive for slams. I have no interest in him not winning. Some of the recent slam looses (the last two years) I would have been just as happy to have seen Federer win them. Wimbledon '08 for sure. Tennis fans were the winner in respect to that match. I have never said he can't or won't win a couple of slams next year or beyond. I am saying objectively while he is still very much a threat he is no longer as dominate and therefore not an undisputed favorite he once was. Good luck to Federer!
     
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    Federer will win 3
     
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    Federer will not win a slam in 2010?
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    it is difficult to believe that unless he runs into a tree like tiger before all slams.
     
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  29. shaysrebelII

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    he'll win at least one, he'll be a finalist in at least two, and he'll keep his semifinals streak alive through the whole year.

    and I think this is a conservative estimate.
     
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  30. Dgpsx7

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    making this thread gives you the characteristics of a bandwagon jumper. Fed slows down at the end of the year in a year where he has won two slams and was in the final of every single slam. You think you can judge all of 2010 on his performance since the US Open? I guess we will see what happens..
     
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  31. Grigor#1fan

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    Maybe Mirka will smack Roger in the face with one of his new BLX racquets like what's her name did "Tigger" with a driver...... "FORE"!
     
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  32. IvanAndreevich

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    Why don't you just play it safe and make a thread like "Federer Will Not Win a Slam in 2020" or something along those lines?

    Otherwise you are setting yourself up for point and laugh posts by the time AO rolls around.
     
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  33. Grigor#1fan

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    A smart, objective opinion takes into account not only recent results but the ones from the last year, year and a half. Given those results, Federer is one a definite decline. Since Olympics 2008, Roger has at the very least been inconsistent. I don't even think Federer will make Australian semi's unless he gets some of his old form back.
     
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    I'm curious what makes you think Nadal will step up his game. He wasn't even competitive at the YEC. I know the surface doesn't suit him but come on, that was pathetic. I could definitely see Fed going slamless because Murray, Djokovic, and Delpo step it up, but I really doubt that Nadal is going to be a threat at the Aussie and USO, and probably not the other ones either.
     
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  35. sh@de

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    To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if Fed didn't win a slam in 2010. He's nowhere near as dominant as he once was; he loses against so many of the top 5, and if he's to win a slam, I very much doubt he can win it without playing any of the other top 5.
     
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  36. MuseFan

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    Nadal won the Aussie Open after doing nothing post-Olympics. So why can't Fed?
     
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    Have to say, you don't have much of a point. Federer has been inconsistant? He's made the last 22 GS semifinals LOL. Yeah he might be dropping some matches here and there, he's not winning 80+ matches every year, but to say he's been inconsistent is seeing the world with Nadal-colored-glasses.

    I don't disagree that he might not win a slam next year. His two slam wins this year came over dudes that he has always owned, and he should have lost that Wimbledon final, Roddick gagged. I think if Delpo, Djoker, and Murray are able to step it up, then he could very easily end 2010 without a slam.
     
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  38. TheFifthSet

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    Why is Murray in better position to win a slam than Federer?
     
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  39. sh@de

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    I'm not saying Fed can't, I'm only saying that if he doesn't, I wouldn't be particularly surprised. Whereas before, back in 05, 06 and 07, it would have been surprising if Fed didn't win a single slam.
     
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    if the op thinks fed wont win a slam then i think murray wont win a slam :)
     
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    OP must be jealous of the attention sureshs gets for his fail threads and wants some of it.
     
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    He wont win anything....

    I guess that he wont win anything substantial in 2010 because all players have upgraded their play too much...
    He should announce his retirement at the end of the season,effective immediately...
     
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    OP Fail
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    Nah. I think Federer is going to be very motivated come the start of 2010. Some more players have shown their hand, so I'm expecting Federer to come super-prepared. Motivation can flag a little at the end of the year when most of the big events have passed, but everyone will be raring to go again in January. With less pressure than in the past 2 years and given some of the recent pressures he has had to overcome, it would not surprise me if next year was one of his best years. The idea of the Grand Slam could even vaguely be in the back of his mind somewhere. A tall order, but a great motivator for the man who has already achieved so much.
     
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    lol karin. Like Sh@de said, I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't win a single slam next year. He is getting older, his game is on decline and has been for a while now and there are younger players who are hungrier and are only going to make it tougher for fed. However, I think people should know by now not to judge him based on how he does in master events. Despite playing mediocore at the master events, he still made all 4 finals, evening winning 2 slams. Fed is different when it comes to slams, so I wouldn't rule him out, but in this sport, anything can happen.
     
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    How come you don't post here that often any more?
     
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    Hey Usha, I didn't even expect him to win one this year, let alone two. :)
    But like you say - anything can happen and it's rather silly to state such a thing so boldly about a player who's been in all of the 4 GS finals this year. Unless it's OP's wish - which I suspect.
     
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    I've been busy with school and some other stuff. I still browse this thread, and I post once or twice in the pro match results section.



    lol, I up until madrid, and even then, I didn't really expect him to win a slam either, although I still hoped. Anyway, if he doesn't win a slam in 2010, fine with me. He's already won practically everything and it would be nice to see other players win slams as well.
     
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    Fed will focus on trying to win his first Davis cup on 2010
     
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