Golden-Set 'Hypothetical' ...................

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  1. Feather

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    I must appreciate the creativity of the OP, lolz :)

    I liked the thread, hehe
     
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  2. tudwell

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    Well, there's definitely a chance. If a 5.0 has a particularly big serve, he might score a point with an unreturned serve or, say, a serve-volley off of a weak reply. Once the point starts, though, I don't see the 5.0 having any chance. As Feather said, a big shot for a 5.0 is not a big shot to Federer, and a normal shot for Federer is a big shot to a 5.0. If Federer was actually focused on making no errors, I don't think he would, because he wouldn't have to go for the kinds of shots he does against other pros. He could lay the ball in casually and still hit winners and force errors from the 5.0.

    I wouldn't take the bet, personally, but I'm only a 3.5-4.0 (at least I was; I've barely played the last couple years).
     
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  3. Carsomyr

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    And why not include retired pros? If they ranked in the top 200+ sometime during their career, my guess is that, if they kept in shape, they could win an ATP point or two five years after retirement, thus making them (for all intents and purposes) 7.0s. And that is a lot of guys to be talking about.

    If a 5.0 or 5.5 wanted to win a point, they'd need a massive serve. I sincerely doubt anyone of that rating winning a point on his serve.
     
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  4. Mikael

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    Heh, in that case he might end up getting a little nervous and choke a point or two!

    The way I see it, from Federer's perspective, either he has no or little incentive to win every single point and he's bound to relax at some point/feel bad for the opponent. Or he has a strong enough incentive to play every point seriously but in that case he might get tight and choke.

    On the other hand, an important factor no one has taken into account is the setting: packed house at Wimbledon which definitely makes things a lot worse for the contestant. Our hypothetical 5.0 will find it harder to serve well when everytime he tosses the ball he sees 100 faces staring at him!
     
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  5. CitationJet

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    I'm not a ******* by any means, however I'd wager my life's savings that Fed could tape a cardboard cutout of a racquet to his hand, and you STILL would not win a point against him.

    Have fun in prison...:)
     
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  6. Loose Cannon

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    I dont care what you under- confident players say......


    Im not talking about taking a set from Feds......ONE POINT. Im not even talking about Ripping a pssing shot....or some beautiful top spin lob Freezing Feds at the Net, ankles broken.....it doesnt have to be a thing of beauty or showing feds up.....


    Im just saying.....odds are he tries a bit too hard 1-2 times to paint a line.....or try and be cute with shots....as he likes to do......and I say he misses wide once-twice, as oppossed to me ripping some overhead smash on him......but a point is a point


    Give that CASH!
     
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  7. TigerTim

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    one serve, and with the returns I would just swing and hit, yh, I'd take the challenge, I reckon I could beat ******** tbh 6-3/6-4 or something along those lines
     
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  8. The_Order

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    I'd probably struggle to return his serve unless he faults and I get a look at a second serve. Even then it would probably have too much bite to control the return properly.

    So the chance of me winning a point would have to be on my serve. My serve isn't too bad when I'm having a good day so I could probably sneak in a point or two I'd say.
     
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  9. Fugazi

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    I see what you mean, but people need to understand that a golden set is a very rare event. I'm a 5.0 (probably 5.5 if I train for a few months to get my mojo back), and there's no way I'd be confident to win a golden set against anyone, even 3.0s or lower. A double fault, missed return, or simply a very good or lucky shot/serve from the opponent is very likely to happen at least once in a set.
     
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  10. egn

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    I'll take this chance. I don't think I can win a point based on skill, but everyone makes an error, and flukes happen. Maybe I can get my racket on his serve and it dies on the way over the net. Or just one good serve that he gets slightly caught off guard with. One month in jail or 250k. I feel as if Fed wouldn't want to send people to jail anyway so he'd give up a point ;)
     
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  11. ZeroSkid

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    I would take that bet any day, its just one point
     
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  12. Wuppy

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    I'd do it and hit first serves the whole match, trying to get just one ace.

    What if the challenge is.. instead of a month in jail you lose your testes.
     
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  13. joeri888

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    I would go to prison, because I cannot play tennis at all. But I just want to play tennis against Roger, and I'll take the prison time.

    Also, I don't live in America or any other country, where inmates are treated like dogs.
     
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  14. Feather

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    Really touching post. That's Roger Federer, our idol
     
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  15. The_Order

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    Oh get over him seriously. Would you lick his sweaty feet and hairy chest for 250k? I'm guessing you would. No self respect.
     
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  16. trenzterra

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    I'm sure Roger will try a cheeky dropshot halfway that will land in the net, so sure, for $250k, why not?
     
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  17. BorisBeckerFan

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    $250,000 wouldn't be worth it to me. Not for the loss of an entire month serving behind bars. I would need a greater incentive being that my chances of winning a point might as well be zero. I would risk jail time for say, 3 Million... at least that way one could say the risk was worthwhile.
     
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