Predict howmany Grandslams each of the current top 10 will finish with within their..

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    A little debate and comments are welcome, but lets keep this free of any stupid squabble's between Fed and Nadal tards, or even people who intensly disagree with a person's predictions.

    Be sure i'll be bumping this thread back up as each year passes.. :D

    Here are mine.

    1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) - 10 French Opens, 3 Wimbledon's, 2 US Open's and 2 Australian Open's - TOTAL - 17 Grandslams

    2) Roger Federer (SUI) - 7 Wimbledon's, 6 US Open's and 4 Australian Open's - TOTAL - 17 Grandslams

    3) Novak Djokovic (SRB) - 3 Australian Open's, 2 US Open's, 1 Wimbledon and 1 French Open - TOTAL - 7 Grandslams

    4) Andy Murray (GBR) - 4 US Open's, 3 Australian Open's and 2 Wimbledon's - TOTAL -9 Grandslams

    5) Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) - 1 Australian Open and 1 US Open - TOTAL - 2 Grandslams

    6) Andy Roddick (USA) - 1 US Open - TOTAL - 1 Grandslam (Sorry all American's)

    7) Gilles Simon (FRA) - TOTAL 0 Grandslams

    8 ) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - 1 Australian or US Open - TOTAL -1 GRANDSLAM

    9) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) - Might sneak a French if Nadal gets injured, altho i don't see it. - TOTAL - 0 Grandslams

    10) Gael Monfils (FRA) - TOTAL - 0 Grandslams
     
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  2. I seriously doubt that Little Feddy Teddy will win another grand slam, let alone 4 more.


    Fernando Verdasky O's will never win one.


    I also don't believe that Nadal will win 6 more French Opens.....maybe 3 or 4 more.


    Nice thread, by the way. :)
     
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    Ahh, Federer will, my gut tells me his serve will carry him to win atleast 2 more Wimby's and perhaps sneak another US Open.

    Thanks, what are yours?
     
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    how many times I have done this...

    Nadal - 12 slams
    Federer - 15 slams
    Djokovic - 5 slams
    Murray - 3 slams
    Del Potro - 3 slams
    Roddick - 1 slam
    SImon - 0 slams
    Verdasco - 0 slams
    Davy - 0 slams
    Monfils - 0 slams
     
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  5. I am pretty much in agreement with you......:)
     
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    LOL!! 10 French Open for Nadal?? Your prediction for Federer and Nadal are quite absurd.
     
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    huh? His serve has been MIA for the past few matches.
     
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    If his serve can do that, then Karlovic must be god now. :)
     
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    Not really bro.

    He's 22 now, lets assume his body holds out till ... 27 .. 28 .. thats a further 5/6 years .. in which time he might be injured once?

    Federer will be out the picture completely, in 2 years from now and altho Murray, Djokovic plus the odd few new comers that may pop in to the scene are there, it'll be pretty hard to dethrown the king of clay.

    Federer to win a further 3-4 grandslams is hardly absurd.
     
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    lol

    Do you want me to take this post seriously?
     
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    well I don't mean MIA, but it hasn't been that great. His serving his definitely no where near what it used to be. I don't know what the statistics have been, but overall it hasn't been good. His serve alone is not going to get him another grandslam.
     
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    "Past few matches"

    Its not logic to judge how a player's going to do in their career based on recent form bro.
     
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    1. I'm not your bro
    2. When you make a prediction, isn't that what you base it on?
     
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    1. Its a figure of speech.
    2. No, if i were to do that, i'd have predicted Murray to finish @ around the 20+ mark and Nadal likewise.
     
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    Okay this is absurd. 10 French Opens? that is 6 more years...that puts him 28. That is requiring he wins them all in a row! The 2 rest seem reasonable but that many French Opens. Someone is going to beat him eventually and he is going to most likely be worse off than Federer at 28.

    I see this to be a bit absurd to. I see him getting 15 max and I am hopeful, are Murray and Djokovic and Nadal just going to vanish. You have Fed getting to 17 and Nadal getting to 17 think about this. Fed and Nadal with your predictions for Djokovic and Murray and your random Verdasco slam might have to win slams into their mid 30s CONSISTENTLY.
    7 seems like a nice hopeful reach, but I agree he has a good chance at winning them all.
    Ehh a bit extreme, he has a great game but right now I am still doubtful about 4 or 5 slams for him, but I think he needs time.
    I actually see him getting 1 more but than again I feel it is to early to tell with him I think we are going to see him develop even more soon.
    No need to apologize for the truth.
    Right about that.
    Now this made me confused..Fernando Verdasco at 25 who has made one slam semi in his life and is low top 10 has more chance of winning a slam than Roddick who is 26 or 27 but has been playing consistently in the top for the past 7 years? Verdasco had his run..he will be lucky to get to the semis again in a slam. I would say better lucky if he played serve and volley but he doesn't so no chance at a Wimby. The US Open definitely not with Fed, Djoker, Murray, Nadal, Roddick, Tsogna, Del Potro and Cilic healthy I do not see how he stands a chance.
    He wouldn't sneak it anymore, Djokovic or Fed would do that.
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    Although I agree at the moment I feel this might change if he switches his game to a power game..if he does not I do not see him winning any, but if he does switch it yes.
     
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    Fed- 14
    Nadal-12
    Djoker- 4
    Murray 6
    Tsonga- 1
    Verdasco- Maybe 1

    The rest at this point.. None.. the way it is going. By the time Nadal gets done dominating slams and is out of his prime and Djoker and Murray are finished, there will prolly be a whole new group of players ready to win and take over the reigns.


    Del Potro? Overrated. I wouldnt be surprised if he never wins a slam. Hes like the equivalent of Nalbandian to me. He hasnt proven his worth at the slams
     
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    1. Nadal- if Nadal didn't rely so much on his legs and didn't play so many grinding matches, I'd say he'd have many more slams to stand on but the truth is, if he didn't grind so much he probably wouldn't have as many as he does now. I don't think he'll ever have enough gas in the tank left to ever win the USO. TOTAL SLAMS: 13

    2. Federer- Yes I am a Fed fan but in all honesty I think as long as Fed has the heart to go after Pete's record, you can' count him out of anything. I see him breaking Pete's record and then being a consistent threat at slams but never win again. I'd say his last two come at Wimbledon and the USO or USO and AO TOTAL SLAMS: 15

    3. Djokovic- He's been shaky this year and last year after that great start to 2008. I see him regaining his form but being inconsistent too often to win more than one other slam. Will win it at the AO or USO.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 2

    4. Murray- The reason Rafa won't dominate hardcourts when Fed retires. There's still room for improvement in his game which is the scary part. I see him winning multiple USOs and AOs but never see him winning Wimbledon as long as Nadal is there and I don't know if he'd be a threat at the French considering his lackluster peformance last year going 5-sets to take out J. Eserick (don't know if that's you spell it.) and then taken out in 4 by Almagro.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 6

    5. Del Potro- Fed's destroyed him badly at the AO and although top players have had some headaches with him, I don't see him making it all the way to a slam final even. I do like him as a player though but I just don't think he's good enough to make a slam final with the current field.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 0

    6. Roddick- Unless he flattens out that forehand and becomes more aggressive off the return, he's done for. Never again will he win a slam if he continues to play like this.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 1

    7. Simon- It'd be a joke for him to win a slam...
    TOTAL SLAMS: 0

    8. Verdasco- I see him making a slam final on hardcourts but nothing else. It's not impossible for him to win it if he makes a final but I wouldn't expect him to. No matter who it is. Verdasco has choked in the past, I wouldn't be surprised if he did in a slam final.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 0

    9. Davydenko- He could make a final at the French but this boy is soooo inconsistent that he'd never win a slam. He gets bashed a lot but he's a good player
    TOTAL SLAMS: 0.

    10. Monfils- I don't watch enough of him to get any idea but he's been doing great lately. He has a counterpuncher like style when he knows he can play aggressive. Maybe if he did, he could win one but I'm not convinced yet.
    TOTAL SLAMS: 1
     
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    Of course I dunno.. its possible Murray never wins a slam nor Djoker wins another one. Djoker hasnt impressed me at the slightest since AO 08. That may be his only one.. And Murray...well.. I dont see a wimbeldon or RG for him. So he has to grab the HC slams. But again.. hes another player who hasnt done jack diddly at the slams.
     
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    Federer: 18 (+2 wimby, +2 us, +1 aus)
    Nadal: 10 (+3 fo, 1 aus)
    Djokovic: 9 (+4 us, +3aus, +1 fo)
    Murray: 2 (+2 us)
    Delpo:5 (+2 us, +2 wimby, +1 aus)
     
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    Fed 18 slams? Not very likely at this point. He was on the track to get at least 18 slams 2 years ago. Not any more. Fed will be lucky if he can grab another 2
     
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    LOL! these predictions are a little extreme here.
     
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    Nadal - 10
    Federer - 13 or 14
    Djokovic - 2
    Murray - 4
    Del Potro - 3
    Roddick - 2
    Simon - 0
    Verdasco - 0
    Davydenko - 0
    Monfils - 1
     
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    Federer - 14-15 slams
    Nadal - 11-13 slams
    Djokovic - 3-4 slams
    Murray - 3-4 slams
    Del Potro - 1-2 slams
    Roddick - 3 slam
    SImon - maybe 1 slams
    Verdasco - probably 1 slams
    Davy - 0 slams
    Monfils - He is young and has a powerfull game when he wants so if starts joking between points less I would say 2-3 slams
     
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    I know right... I dunno about Djoker collecting the slams... Nor Murray for that matter. Murray has a chance to prolly win more than Djoker considering Djoker's headcaseness and his breathing problems. Nadal very well can get close to the slam record but I wouldnt hold my breathe. The older Nadal gets the tougher it will be for him since he wont keep up this level.

    Fed 18 slams? No way. 15 slams is reasonable but I think he needs to get one this year anyways. If he goes slamless this year, there may be no turning back and Fed may never win another. Its obvious hes slowing down a pretty rapid pace even though he is still making slam finals but its still not enough


    Who knows what can happen in 2-3 years time. Hell just 2 years ago most people were projecting Fed to win close to 20 slams. Now look... He's stuck on 13 still
     
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    No love for Monfils?...

    I think Monfils can win one eventually. He's pretty young (21-22) and has incredible speed and arguably the best forehand in the game. He could win a hardcourt slam; he beat Nadal and Gonzo at the AO.
     
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    Admittedly my prediction is optimistic but imho fed's best on grass and hard is still far,far better than anyone. So, I think that if things start clicking again noone can stop him. If not, no more slams...so let me revise my prediction: federer: either 13 or 18 slams
     
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    Funny to say Federer - 13 or 14 he already has 13. Also although Tsonga is out of the top 10 I think he has more chances of winning a Grand slam than many of the current top 10s.

    Also I don't think Monfils has argually the best forehand in the game, it is recognized that Federer has the best forehand in the game although it is letting him down currently, after him I would say Gonzo, Tsonga and Verdasco have better forehands than Monfils right now.
     
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    These are my predictions (and I believe it might be more reasonable than others)

    Nadal - I do not believe that he has the ability of Federer to win that many grand slams. However, I do believe that he can win somewhere between 12-14 grand slams (Probably more than half being at RG, 3 Wimbledons, 2 AO. Maybe 1 USO, but I highly doubt it). He has age on his side, and he has the attitude of knowing when to improve his game (unlike a certain someone named Fed). However, if he continues to play too much tennis, then his body will break down and if that is the case then I'm gonna lower my prediction to about 10 or 11.

    Federer - based on how he is playing right now, do not believe he has the ability to pass Sampras' mark of 14 GS, unless he pulls a miracle (like not facing Nadal). So I am thinking that he is going to either tie Sampras or just be left at 13. Plus, he needs to get over this hump that he is going through.

    Djokovic - I say he can win at least 3-4 GS max. Nadal and Murray (sometimes Federer and Roddick) has his number. But he does have age on his side, so that can work in his favor.

    Murray - I think he has more variety than Djokovic and seen how he has the great ability to beat the top 3, I say that he can win 5-6 GS. I say he starts to win a GS this year by winning the USO.

    Del Porto - NONE. He got badly beaten my Federer at AO, and I believe that his win against Nadal was a once in a lifetime thing. He might reach one or two finals, but will get pwned in them at the end.

    Roddick - 1-3. As much as I would like to say more than 1, I believe his time is winding down. I would like to see him lift the Wimbledon trophy, but I do not think it is going to happen. If he continues to grind, who knows (maybe he might get lucky and reach a slam where it doesn't contain the name Federer..he is 1-0 in GS finals not named Federer, 0-4 against him)

    Simon - None. His time in the top 10 is going down soon as well. Maybe reach QF at a few, but won't advance any further.

    Verdasco - None. Verdasco can reach a few more semis, but that is all I think. He doesn't have the game to beat the top players that are ahead of him. He can challenge them, but not beat them.

    Davydenko - None. Age is not on his side, and he can get easily beaten by the players that are ranked ahead of him.

    Monfils - None, but can be a surprising 1 IF he changes his style of play. He plays too wildly and because of it he is prone to getting injured way too much. Unless he changes his style, I don't believe that he will be lifting any GS trophies at all.

    That's how I see it.
     
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  30. Monfils is a beast, but he chooses to push most of the time.


    If he played with his brain AND his brawn he might have a shot at a slam.
     
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    Well I think it will all depend on how he finishes the rest of this year. There may still be hope Fed can go above and beyond the slam record if he can manage Wimbeldon and the USO this year. But to break the record IMO he has to grab at least one of the two this year. If he goes slamless this year, he may never recover. His play is dipping and it appears his focus isnt on tennis as it should be. It seems he hasnt practiced as much as he should and players are beginning to come along who can take Fed out. So I dunno..

    He had his chances to start the year off with a bang winning the AO. Who knows how it will follow him the rest of the year.

    If he thinks he can just stay on cruise control and just "hope" to win more slams I dont think thats enough. He needs to put the focus and time in. This may be his last year window of opportunity. The competition is getting better and better and Fed isnt. He needs to rise to the next level
     
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    Absolutely agree with all the above__18 if-and only if-he wins wimby/us 2009____actually, if he doesn't win wimby 2009, no more slams for roger--i honestly believe that there's no coming back if he loses wimby this year. it will be the final straw...
     
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    Your predictions have these guys winning the next 33 grand slams. That's over 8 years. I don't think any of these guys will be winning slams 8 years from now.
     
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    These predictions are so whack. That is why I wont make one. Djokovic and Murray winning 5 grandslams? I dont know. Edberg won 6 grand slams but he was one of the best ever. I find it hard to believe that every upcoming player is going to win several grand slams. ROFL @ Verdasco. I doubt that guy will ever win a masters event much less a GS
     
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    All of them will win zero grand slams.
     
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    you guys talk about winning slam like its so simple there is no need to go to extreme lengths on these predictions 17 slams for Nadal and Fed a piece 0.0 I'm all for hope and dreams but be a bit realistic here. Slams are not so easy to win
     
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    Federer: 16 slams- 4 Australian Opens, 0 French Opens, 5 Wimbledons, 7 U.S Opens

    Nadal: 18 slams- 4 Australian Opens, 8 French Opens, 4 Wimbledons, 2 U.S Opens

    Murray: 5 slams- 2 Australian Opens, 0 French Opens, 1 Wimbledon, 2 U.S Opens

    Djokovic: 5 slams- 2 Australian Opens, 1 French Open, 0 Wimbledon, 2 U.S Opens

    The rest I have no idea at this point. I feel comfortable on those projections for the big 4 though.
     
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    Of course they are not easy but someone is going to win them. Over the next almost 4 years 15 slams are going to go out for example, and it will be hard for anyone to break the stranglehold of the big 4. If those slams will be hard for whichever of Federer, Nadal, Djoko, and Murray wins them, imagine how incredibly hard it will be for anyone else to do it instead. Then the 4 years after that another 16, and while there will be newer or improved threats by then, it is likely Djokovic, Murray, and maybe even Nadal (depending how his body holds up) will be factors by then.
     
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    You have to realize that Monfils and Del Po are still very young specially Del Po, I think that if Del Po trains a little harder on his physical condition he will have a chance to win a couple of GS, he has one of the best backhand in the current game and his forehand can be pretty dangerous as well very powerful player, all he needs is a little more experience and extra work on his physical conditioning, Monfils you are right unless he changes that style of play he will have not chance, he has some powerful weapons as well but decides not to use them.
     
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    I could see Del Potro winning 1 or 2 slams. I cant imagine him as a player who will win a bunch of slams though.
     
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    If you just do the math, this equals more slams than will even be played over the next 6-7 years. So, if they add a 5th major in Shanghai, and no other player emerges in the next 7 years capable of winning a slam... and these four players win every slam possible during that period, then yes, it's a good prediction.

    Murray will be lucky to win one. Quit-o-vic will be lucky to win a second.
     
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    Lol, talk about wishful thinking.

    I think people are going overboard a little bit here. Fed and Nadal 14+ grand slams? I like both a lot, but I find that hard to believe. Maybe Fed will do it, but I'm not sure about Nadal (and he's my favourite player). I think it will be:

    Federer 14-15 GS (Wimbledon or USO)
    Nadal 13 (I think he'll win them all eventually, most will be FO obviously)
    Murray 5 (AO and USO)
    Djokovic 4 (AO and Wimb)

    The rest I don't see it. And of course, my predictions will probably go to hell if another super good youngster appears, like Nadal did years ago.
     
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    You've added seven Australian Open and eight U.S. Open trophies to these guys' shelves. I can't see any of them winning slams 7 or 8 years down the line. There will be all sorts of new and younger players.

    My predictions:

    Nadal 12 (7 French Opens, 3 Australian, 2 Wimbledon)
    Federer 15 (6 Wimbledon, 6 U.S. Open, 3 Australian)
    Djokovic 3 (1 Australian, 1 U.S. Open, 1 Wimbledon)
    Murray 4 (2 Australian Open, 2 U.S. Open)
    Nobody else in the top ten at the moment will ever win a slam.


    And those are very generous predictions^^^
     
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  44. Federer4life

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    I can see all of these occuring except for Monfils
     
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    These predictions of there being all sorts of new and younger players often turns out to be a facade. Even if they emerge Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray are so talented they wont be easily tossed aside. Federer, Djokovic, and Murray play their best tennis on hard courts. Only Nadal doesnt but he is probably the best player of all 4 of those. It will be very hard for any up and coming players to win hard court slams. Their best chances will be on grass and clay (once Nadal ages and slows down a bit), hence my numbers.
     
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    My predictions are Nadal 7 FOs I don't think that he will play past the age of 27 but at the moment I can't see him being beaten at the French, Wimbys 2, AOs 2, USO1 (can't actually see the USO happening but it is wishful thinking) - total slams 12 (6 more than he has now at 22 is certainly realistic)

    Federer total slams 14 - I do think he will win another USO or Wimby.

    Djokovic - 2 AO, 1 FO, 1 USO - so 4

    Murray - 2AO, 1 wimby, 2 USO - so 5

    Del Potro - 0

    Roddick - 1

    Simon - 0

    Verdasco - 0

    Davy - 0

    Monfils -1 I think he could possibly sneak a FO at some point

    Players out of the top 10 I still wouldn't rule out for a slam

    Ferrer - on clay if he doesn't have to play Nadal. He has the game to win the french. I don't think he believes he can do it however.

    Gasquet - anywhere if he could get his game ticking for a whole fortnight and resist the urge to choke. I certainly think he could win wimbledon if his game was on for a freak fortnight.

    Nalby - as above but with the USO but looking more unlikely as the years go by.

    Safin - one last slam before he retires you just never know with Marat.
     
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  47. grafselesfan

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    The only slam Gasquet has any prayer to win is Wimbledon, and only then if he doesnt have to play Federer or Nadal and plays his absolute best 2 whole weeks, and even then only a 20% shot.
    The only one out of Ferrer, Gasquet, Nalbandian, or Safin who might win a slam someday is Nalbandian. Ferrer would have to avoid Nadal or Federer at the French to win it. I dont even think Federer is the 2nd best on clay anymore but Ferrer seems more scared of him so that is why I included him. If Safin had a miracle final slam in him it would have been Wimbledon last year and it didnt happen so forget it.
     
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    He could win anything if he played to his potential for a whole bloody fortnight. I didn't say it was likely to happen though. I wouldn't even give him a 20% shot. He is one of these people that you can never rule out but Im probably more likely to win the lottery than Richie playing like he is on fire for a whole fortnight. But he is on my never say never list.

    As for Ferrer I think he could beat Federer at the moment but I don't know if Federer will up his level for the slams, he usually does.
     
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    You overrate Gasquet alot I think. Even if he played his best he has no shot win a slam on clay or hard courts. There are many players better than him on those surfaces and he doesnt have the weapons needed. I also didnt give him 20% chance. I said if he didnt have to play Federer or Nadal one year at Wimbledon, if he played his best the whole two weeks, then he would have a 20% chance. Combining those previous factors takes it below 20%.

    Ferrer is petrified of Federer so he wouldnt beat Federer on any surface whether he was capable of it or not.
     
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    I agree that for the next few years it's gonna be mostly those four guys winnings slams. But eight years down the line - eight - ALL of them will be older than Federer is now, and look at all the trouble he's having. Go back to 2001, eight years ago, we don't see ANY familiar faces contesting slams. Predictions of newer players aren't a facade. There are always new players entering the tour, and younger is better in tennis. I don't see Djokovic, Murray, or even Nadal winning slams at 27 or beyond (Murray and Djokovic aren't talented enough and Nadal, despite being five years younger than Federer, has almost as much wear and tear already).
     
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