where will rafa and novak be when they are 30?

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  1. andry16

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    so what do you think will happen with their lives when they reach that age,? will they be still playing? will they still be top-level players? will they still be in the top 5 or 10? will they perform just like federer is in these days. ill leave it up to you guys.

    i think we should wait until those times so we can start the whos the goat disscusions
     
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  2. NadalAgassi

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    They will probably win their final slams in the 28/29 age range, similar to Federer.
     
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  3. Towser83

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    Strange. Cos I've been saying that it's hard to predict any slams for them after 28/29 (not saying they won't but if they do it'll be a bonus) but you've been saying that they will be winning in 5 years time when they're 31/30 because there will be no one to challenge them.
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    Nadal will be retired well before then,but Humpty Dumpty will probably still be hanging around.
     
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  5. NadalAgassi

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    I said 4 or 5 years window max, they are only 24 and 25 so that takes them to roughly 29 at most, not 30/31 as you claim.
     
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  6. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Nadal will not likely have a shot at a slam after FO12 due to the rise of Murray and Delpo now as well.
     
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    Please Murray has been rising so to speak for how many years now and Del Potro has been making his comeback to win a second slam for how long? Until they actually win a first slam and second slam respectively, I would not consider them big threats. Not saying both won't accomplish this but they need to "do" it already!
     
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  8. DjokovicForTheWin

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    You obviously don't understand the concept of discussion and speculation. What's the point in only talking about it AFTER they've done it. After they've done it even a LOLVille could see it.
     
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    I don't think so. He does not strike me as the type of guy who only thinks about tennis 24/7 and he has said as much recently in an interview. He said that he went skiing recently instead of playing in a tournament because he is young and there are other things in life besides tennis.(or something like that)
     
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    Yes I understand it perfectly but this speculation has been going on since the Cold War began! :)
     
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  11. DjokovicForTheWin

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    What do you think a tennis forum is for? It's not about making predictions after something has happened.
     
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    You don't say? Thanks for that tidbit! :shock:

    Doesn't mean I have to think your predictions are correct does it?
     
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  13. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Who said you have to think my predictions are correct?
     
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    Isn't this a forum(as you pointed out yourself) where people discuss whether they agree with other posters and their predictions or statements?
     
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    Nadal is exactly 3 months off being 26 + 5 = 31
    Djokovic is less than 3 months off being 25 + 5 = 30.

    Not trying to be argumentative, just saying. But fair enough 4 or 5 years as a maximumum guess. They could win closer to 30 than 29 I guess.
     
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  16. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Of course, but WHO said you have to agree with my predictions???????? Seriously do you have reading comprehension problems?
     
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    I never said I did have to agree with your predictions, I only stated that this is a forum where disagreeing with somebody else's predictions is what it is all about here. Now shhhhhh already!
     
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  18. DjokovicForTheWin

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    No you never said you have to but you asked if you have to.

    The point is why ask if you have to when no one suggested you have to in the first place. Get it????????

    You do this very often I've noticed, and it seriously reminds me of a 6 year old arguing, which is why I asked your age once before.
     
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  19. TennisLovaLova

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    Guys it's time you stop this kind of useless exchanges
     
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    not sure but I read this interview where Nole said he was planning to play for next 2-3 years the most. It was something about him wanting to start his own family etc. I wish I could provide the link, just can't remember.
     
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    I love this forum!!:)
     
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    What I "get" is that you go on and on about stupid things in an attempt to always appear "right." This is a forum and there is no right or wrong when we are talking about opinions. This is not rocket science here, it is a tennis forum. Ease up and try not to think or worry about how many slams Nadal will end up with, you may live longer! :razz:
     
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    LOLLL! There you go! I agree. :)
     
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  24. DjokovicForTheWin

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    Huh? Sorry, it's not me going on and on and only appears like that with you because you have serious reading comprehension problems or just understanding in general perhaps due to maturity? I was the one who defined what a forum was to you. You still don't seem to have a clue about anything.

    YOU were the one who asked whether or not you have to accept all of my opinions. But why ask this?????????? No one for one second suggested you have to. You bring things out of nowhere and you essentially put words in people's mouths when you do this. This is very childish.
     
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  25. Agassifan

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    If they're around, they'll be top 10, but not top 3.
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me if they both played til they were 30/31.
     
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  27. sureshs

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    Rafa will be in a wheelchair, watching Federer matches live.
     
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    Given that there's just about no upcoming great youngsters, it wouldn't surprise me to see them still be a threat for big titles. Heck, Fed at 35 could still challene for 'em.
     
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  29. fundrazer

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    This is what I think:

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  30. zagor

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    Same as Fed, playing the best tennis of their lives.

    Especially Nadal, can you imagine how much he'll improve his BH by then? Not to mention that he'll be much smarter and technically sound as a player.
     
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    yeah the 24 year old Nadal and Djokovic wouldn't stand a chance against their 30 year old counterparts. They are very lucky they don't have to play themselves 5 years down the line!
     
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    Rafa will be finishing 3rd grade and Novak will be vice president of Serbia.
     
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  33. DunlopDood

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    They won't be at federer's level, that's for sure. I see rafa and Nowak dominating tennis for 3 more years before their bodies start breaking down. You can't play 5 hour marathon finals and expect there to be no long term effects. Federer's game is much easier on his body, it's the reason why he's been able to stay competitive into his 30's while most of his compatriots have fallen off.
     
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  34. y12.pats

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    You're obviously just a Djokovic Fan who doesn't want to see Nadal win anymore than FO12. The fact that his last major will come this year is preposterous. And the fact is Murray just doesn't compete well in slams and lacks in finals under pressure. Delpo isn't a danger yet either. Right now I would say its still all Djoko Nadal and Fed
     
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  35. TopFH

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    I'm sorry to say this, but I believe they will not be playing at 30.
     
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    Getting to the final/semis of the last 5 slams is hardly not competing well in slams. Delpo will be a danger very soon. Nadal is cooked.
     
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    Nadal will be home in Manicore Spain fishing and Nole will be in Belgrade Serbia relaxing, still on his gluten free diet,

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    I agree with this.

    Their games are so physical, it's difficult to see how they can continue playing at that level for another 6 years.

    I think Hewitt is a good example. He played a different brand of tennis when he reached #1. Once he got to a certain age and became injured, he couldnt compete at that same level.

    I think it'll be the same for Nadal and Djoker. Out of the 2, Nole probably has the best chance of winning a slam at 30.
     
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  40. Clarky21

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    Trollforthewin is not a Humpty Dumpty fan. He is a Fed fan in disguise.
     
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  41. DjokovicForTheWin

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    ^^^ someone sure is obsessed with me :)
     
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  42. DavidGarcia

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    Most of tennis players play till 30-33 so not sure why people go on about those 2 retiring before 30ish.
     
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    the question wasnt will they be retired by 30-31 but where will their games be by that time.

    Nobody seriously expects them to be at the top of the game at that age given their styles of play.

    In all honestly, I dont expect rafa to be on tour by the age of 29.

    Djoker may be or may be not, I expect he will be married by then and eager to start the next phase of his life.
     
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    Djoker will be Serbia's President.

    Nadal will be in a rehabilitation program.
     
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  45. DavidGarcia

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    Not sure about his level of tennis but Nadal will be on the tour by the age of 29.

    Believe me on that one......you'll see it 'soon'.
     
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  46. SLD76

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    if you think so.

    this is the same player who expressed doubt about being able to walk or go skiing by the age of 30.

    but if you think he will be on the pro tour at that age, good on ya.
     
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  47. andry16

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    wow 3 pages in one day...

    the reason i created this thread is because as many os you suspect im a federer fan and it makes me laugh how people say he should retire now because he is too old and that he doesnt play good anymore but the fact is that he is #3 in the world, is pushing hard for numer 2, when a major approaches he is still in the discussion, having very high consistent results at the big tournaments througought the years and he is still being an excellent player.

    i would like to see if rafa and novak will be playing the same standards roger is at that age if they are still playing, i would like to see if them being "old" will be able to challenge the younger generation and take big tittles like if they were young, i would like to see if they can still that fire and love for tennis and competition just as roger has right now (still), for novak i think he could but rafa? he has complained many times about the tour and playing tennis and many things that sometimes make you wonder if he really plays tennis with 100% passion.

    and i personally think a lot of matches that roger has lost recently are because of his fault ( mental choke) not because he was overplayed( notice am not talking about all of the matches) and should he feel pressure to win every match you play? he is not a 20 year old who needs to breakthrough, he is just an old guy playing what he loves and still playing fantastic.

    and to finish imnot just a federer fan, im also fan of rafa and novak, except when they meet federer
     
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  48. y12.pats

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    Hardly "cooked" not sure if you remember but Djokovic didn't exactly completely demolish Nadal in the AO finals. Nadal had several opportunities to even win in the 5th. I still believe no one other than Djokovic can beat Nadal in a Slam unless Murray plays his extreme best (which isn't often) the only problem with Murray is his inconsistency in level of play. Some tourneys he's amazing others he's very subpar. Its quite confusing really.
     
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    First, on a non combative but purely observational point.
    Different people like different players for various reasons, so it is completely ridiculous to attack someone for liking another player; grow up. Also, don't be ashamed for liking a specific player, love who you love.

    Second, I agree that both Rafa's and Djoker's games are so physical that it is quite possible that they could be retired by that age. But, if they slow down a little in the next few years, there would be no reason their careers couldn't extend into their early 30's.
     
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  50. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    Nadal will tie the record for consecutive slam-winner years (eight) this year.

    In 5 years time, I guess its hard to rule out him being at 13 consecutive slam-winning years.

    Nadal not winning a slam in a year is something we really have to see before we can believe.
     
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