Is Wimbledon Federer's least likely chance at another gs title?

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  1. nadalwon2012

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    Lost at QF stage 2 years in a row. Doesn't even blink at the QF stage in the other 3 slams.
     
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  2. laughingbuddha

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    No, it is AO, the slowest slam.
     
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  3. SStrikerR

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    Not even close...AOs speed doesn't fit him as well as others. His best chance is either USO or a French open nadal doesn't play in.. Wimbledon I don't know since he hasn't played nadal there in 4 years.
     
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  4. nadalwon2012

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    Federer whoops Del Potro at the AO like nothing else. Their other meetings are almost all close. 2009 AO, and 2012 AO, both were a freak mismatch as if Del Potro was a qualifier in each case. I guess the only problem Federer has at the AO is vs Nadal and Djokovic.
     
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  5. monfed

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    Dullzilla can't make one sincere thread. I suggest you worry about your loverboy Ralph and leave the Federer threads to us fanboys,thanks.
     
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  6. Bobby Jr

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    Last year Federer played well and was taken out by Tsonga who was playing the best he'd ever played - and who couldn't repeat that form in his next match. Federer just didn't have the spark that day but has been playing great up till that point.

    Two years ago Federer lost to Berdych during an utterly rubbish patch of his career when he was shanking everything in sight. That result was an anomaly and little to do with his getting worse... He almost hasn't played that poorly since that tournament.

    His two Wimbledon losses were earlier than at other slams for sure but it'd still be equal best chance with the USO for him to pick up another slam imo.
     
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  7. celoft

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    I concur...................
     
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  8. monfed

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    Can't believe you gave this troll a straight answer. Good on you!
     
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  9. nadalwon2012

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    I'll be watching with interest at this year's Wimbledon as to whether we see another early exit or not. There is a school of thought that Federer can't keep up with the pace when guys like Tsonga and Berdych get on a roll. Wimbledon certainly accommodates that pace.
     
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    Sweetie, lets not forget he was up 2 sets. However, Tsonga had a great day, not being broken at all, iirc.

    So its not so bad. Don't lose sleep. Raphla will cross 16.
     
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  11. DjokovicForTheWin

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    If Bullzilla posts in here it will be like Freddy vs. Jason.
     
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  12. nadalwon2012

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    If I was linking Rafa to this discussion (which I did not until you did) I would prefer Federer won the QF so Rafa could beat him again at Wimbledon to tie the grass head-to-head at 2-2. Wimbledon is the last place I want Federer to lose in the QF at. Rafa needs to play him at Wimbledon.
     
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  13. SStrikerR

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    There's also a school of thought that federer is at his best on fast courts. True, big hitters having great days are a difficult matchup for him, but they're tough for anyone.
     
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  14. Sartorius

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    You should talk to Bullzilla about this. I think you two would get along well.


    More like Jekyll and Hyde..
     
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  15. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    He should ask a Federer fan, more so.
     
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  16. Sartorius

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    I'm sure you know what he should do.

    On more important matters, tell me, what do you see in nadalwon2012?.. What do you feel about him?.. Do you feel close to him somehow?
     
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  17. rommil

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    Hello Bulish!tta!!! Why don't you put Roger in your ignore list as well so you won't be bothered by him:)
     
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  18. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    Yeah I'm posting in his thread.
     
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  19. Sartorius

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    Does it feel like...a paradox?
     
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  20. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    No but this conversation feels like a waste of time.
     
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  21. Sartorius

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    Indeed. :D
     
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  22. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    Yet you started it....

    Sometimes I feel I'm the only poster here who wants to talk about tennis.
     
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  23. celoft

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    Nadal lost in the QF of AO 2 years in a row but then he made the finals again this year. Same can happen with Fed in Wimbledon.
     
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  24. nadalwon2012

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    Exactly, I'll be watching with interest to see if it does. If Federer again fails to even make the semis, it won't be just a lull, it will be the genuine reality, that grass is his worst surface now.

    Federer has lost in the 1st Round of Wimbledon 3 times. He might be going full circle - ending his career worse on grass than any other surface, just as he started it.
     
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  26. zagor

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    ( Has RAFA2005RG posted in this thread yet? )

    ( I'd like to hear his opinion on this topic. )
     
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  27. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    ^ Great example right there.
     
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    PSH, you don't talk about tennis, you talk about your loverboy Rafa. There's a monstrous difference.

    mainly involving the lack of buttpicking throughout the rest of the sport.
     
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  29. celoft

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    He could go full circle and win Wimbledon where it all started in 2003.

    Many of the all time greats won their first and last slam at the same venue:

    Sampras
    Borg
    Tilden
    Rosewall
    McEnroe
    Graf
    Navratilova
    Evert
    Billie Jean King
     
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  30. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    I avoid Nadal's personal life at all costs. I have no interest in Nadal the person. You on the other hand, seem a bit obsessed with Nadal the person.
     
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  31. Cup8489

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    How do I seem obsessed with 'Nadal the person'?

    I've never mentioned anything about him besides his tennis..

    You fail again, Bullzilla. And 95% of your posts have 'Nadal' enclosed in them, so you obviously have an interest in Nadal

    Notice how the post you quoted never differentiated between Nadal and 'Nadal the person'?

    Did you just make that up so you wouldn't seem so crazed? Probably.
     
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  32. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    See I post about Nadal's tennis. Half the time you mention Nadal, it has nothing to do with tennis. It's just to bash Nadal or his fans.
     
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  33. Hitman

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    Z1illa - Seriously, how many accounts have you created here? I'll take your word for it. :)
     
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  34. jackson vile

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    Both guys he lost to were playing some of the best tennis they have ever consistently played on grass. When someone is on fire all you can do is hope that fire somehow goes out.
     
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  35. FlashFlare11

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    Agree. Especially when you're playing big hitters like Berdych and Tsonga. To be honest though, neither were particularly surprising. Federer didn't play well at all at Wimbledon 2010. And people were expecting Tsonga to pull the upset in 2011. You're right. When playing people like Berdych and Tsonga on fire, there's nothing you can really do.
     
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    If you keep on ignoring everyone pretty soon.....you can only see yourself and other copies.
     
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    4 minutes to change accounts. Good effort.
     
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  38. Rock Strongo

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    I'm still a true believer of the Ivanisevic scenario. Maybe Fed will finish at Wimby next year, but not this year.
     
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  39. Hitman

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    The Ivanisevic scenario fits Roddick more than it does Federer.
     
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  40. Rock Strongo

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    That's who I'm referring to as well. Compare Goran's stats at Wimby with Roddick's. Remarkably similar!
     
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  41. celoft

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    More like the Sampras scenario but at Wimbledon instead of the USO. Sampras also went slamless in 2001 like Federer in 2011 and then won his last slam in 2002.

    Roddick winning any slam these days looks tough. The top 4 are too strong we are not in 2001 anymore.
     
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  42. Hitman

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    I think I would shed a tear for Roddick if he can make it a reality. Goran is my favorite player of all time, and when he won it, I couldn't be more happier. So to see Roddick, who is my sentimental favorite at Wimbledon every year until he either wins it or retires, do what Goran did would be amazing!
     
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  43. Hitman

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    This is the one that fits Federer for sure.
     
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  44. MichaelNadal

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    I was rooting for him big time in 2009, if he won another slam id be ecstatic.
     
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  45. Daized

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    People are also forgetting to mention that 2010 Wimbledon Federer had a leg injury hampering him the entire time. He went five sets with Falla in the 1st round ffs.
     
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  46. monfed

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    Not to mention Fed's dominance of Wimbledon upto 2009 was at par if not greater than Nadal's dominance of RG. As in he'd lost only 1 match in a 7 year period. Fed came tantalisingly close to losing to Falla.
     
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  47. nadalwon2012

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    That was an interesting late diagnosis from Federer. "Leg" injury, yep.
     
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    He managed....at least he didn't humiliate himself.

    2011 he was beaten playing real well....Tsonga was unreadable on serve that day.

    Had one good return each from set 3-5.

    2012....Maybe he won't win Wimbledon but Olympics he has a real good chance there. Maybe that is his last touching moment.
     
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    It was not Leg but a Back Injury.....If you watch all the short shots Federer was hitting.....it wasn't a surprise...

    If Federer injury was fake....then all of Nadal injuries are fake. Which means Nadal a bigger unclassy jerk than Federer.
     
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  50. nadalwon2012

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    http://www.cbssports.com/tennis/sto...pping-on-court-starting-to-miss-at-class-too/
    Oh yeah, back injury. I see now.
     
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