Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Ronaldo, Jul 6, 2004.
Will Fedex win 3 of the 4 majors this year?
I'm indifferent to Andy (big Fed fan)... but I think it would be nice, at least for the sake of the rivarly, if Andy could beat Fed at the Open this year.
I have to disagree with Aonex. I hope Federer bashes Roddick into submission at the US Open with his PS 85.
That's okay, I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority... especially since I'm a Fed fan.
I doubt Fed wins the USO, but if he gets to the the final there and plays Andy, he may win but in 5 sets and considerable trouble.
I kind of agree with Patrick Mac said about US Open being the toughest one for Fed. He said that the surface of US Open is quick. Opponents will have a better chance in playing aggressively and rushing Fed. Although Wimbledon has the fastest court, the ball on grass court stays low, which Fed likes. Fed likes to get a few rallies exchange to have his groom. What Roddick did in this year Wimbledon's final is to try to dictate the points and not let Fed play his own game. It's effective for the first 2 and half sets until Fed changed his strategy. Anyone who tries to play cute games with Fed will lose, Fed is simply the best in that category.
John Mac also says that Fed likes Wimbledon because it's well organized. US Open is a little chaotic for someone who likes orderness. I believe that Fed will figure out a way to win US Open some day, just like his idol Edberg. I'm not sure he can do it this year. He will play Olympic for Swiss in August, it cuts his hard-ourt schedule a little bit short. Andy will pose more serious challenge to him with the same game plan in Wimbledon's final.
I'm looking forward to see Fed in action for the hard court season.
None of the above. Marat Safin will win US Open. He'll beat Roddick in the final.
I think Federer has a better chance of winning the US Open than he did last year. He's improved with his play against counter punchers like Hewitt and Nalbandian. I think alot will depend on if he can manage not to catch a cold.
When some say Federer doesn't like the hardcourt....they must be forgetting how he was the only player to go unbeaten in the Master Series final in Houston. Remember that's where only the top 9 guys play in round robin fashion? Federer had the toughest draw, while Roddick got the clay courters in his section. Federer also won Indian Wells.
I think P Mac has an agenda in saying that Federer doesn't have good chances on hardcourt. P Mac wants to drum up support for Roddick and also build Roddick's confidence.
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