Nadal & Federer - no title yet

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  1. daddy

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  2. tennis_hand

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    haha. ya. it is strange.
     
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  3. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    Yeah, 2008 is one strange year so far.
     
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    Interesting that the same thing happened in '99 with Sampras (1) an Moya (2)...

    Anyway, hopefully Estoril will put an end to Federer's title drought, not a fan, but i don't like the idea of seeing the #1 seed without titles in mid season. As for Nadal, well, he will surely win 2 or 3 titles during clay season.

    G.
     
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  5. johnny ballgame

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    Not even a final appearance for Fed.
     
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  6. edberg505

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    Well it's obviously because Federer sucks.
     
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    That would be a wild exageration. His level has dropped a little so far, that's all.
     
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  8. PROTENNIS63

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    I am sure Nadal will get at least 2 titles during the clay court season, plus the FO if he plays well. As for Fed, he has to shape up and stop making erros.
     
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  9. Vision84

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    Well we all know what is going on with Federer. And well for Nadal we all know what happens when we get to clay season ;).
     
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    Fed is on the decline and hardcourts are always tough for Rafa. Clay season, Fed will continue to decline and it is Rafa's time of the year. :)
     
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    Usually, by this time of year, there has been exactly one tournament played on a surface that's agreeable to Fed. The AO. And he wins it.

    That's no longer the case. They turned it into another pseudo-clay HC tournament like the spring US series.

    Fed's fine. He'll dominate starting in June, just like every year.

    Nadal still sucks everywhere but the dirt.
     
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  12. edberg505

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    I was being facetious.
     
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  13. daddy

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    Because of his previously set extremly high standards - you saying that he sucks this year - is surely more convincing as a truth than you being facetious.
     
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  14. fastdunn

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    rest of field is catching up. and also they are getting younger.
     
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    They should both retire
     
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    So Fed sucks on everything in the Spring season? lol Australian Open and Dubai both favor Fed and he lost in both.
     
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    Yeah but last year we were all just as suprised to see him lose twice to Canas and then to Volandri in Rome. Everybody was saying that he was declining and he went on to win Hamburg, the FO final, won Wimbledon, Cincy, USO, masters cup. A pretty solid year in other words.:shock:
     
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    People are making a big deal of Fed's drought, but Nadal hasn't won a tournament since Stuttgart last July. That's about 9 months without a win. His drought will definitely end soon, though.
     
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  19. Nadal_Freak

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    Federer won Dubai and the Aussie Open last year though. This year he wasn't even able to do that.
     
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  20. daddy

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    Well in the article they said this is his worst start since 2000. I guess that means something, he had AO under his belt last year when he lost all those matches so people were pretty much convinced he is satisfied and is concentrated on slams only.
     
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    I like it - tennis is all of a sudden more interesting. The top 2 players will come back.
     
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    I know. I'm just saying that we all are a little guilty of jumping to conclusions. If Federer picks up his game and wins a slam or two this year all the "Fed is in decline" talk will just be another rush to judgment.
     
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    I am sure many are jumping to conclusions but we can now safely say he had a worse start to the year in 8 years and we can also safely say that first 3 months of this year were marked by his slump in form and illness. This is official. I agree this is way to early to write the guy off but it is what it is. ;)
     
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