Which Guy Will Finally Beat Federer?

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Who Will Finally Beat Federer for the First Time?

  1. Davydenko

    45 vote(s)
    24.6%
  2. Youzhny

    12 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. Blake

    45 vote(s)
    24.6%
  4. Robredo

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Ferrer

    15 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. Nieminen

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    0.0%
  7. Soderling

    9 vote(s)
    4.9%
  8. Malisse

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    0.0%
  9. Moya

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    0.0%
  10. NONE

    55 vote(s)
    30.1%
  1. soyizgood

    soyizgood G.O.A.T.

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    These guys have never beaten Federer. If any of them were to get that 1 ton bagel out of the way, who would likely do it?

    Davydenko
    Ferrer
    Blake
    Youzhny
    Robredo
    Malisse
    Moya
    Nieminen
    Soderling
     
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  2. joeri888

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    Shame Roddick is out of it now. I would have to go for Davydenko, just because he's the best player.
     
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  3. Shabazza

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    Roddick was out since 2003.
     
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  4. Mikael

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    Soderling on hard courts has a chance. He's one of the few guys on the list who doesn't have too much respect for the Fed. I get the same vibes from Youzhny in a way.
     
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  5. supermario343

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    haha i like the none answer..bc no one will ;) FED rules!
     
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  6. counter_puncher

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    Ferrer or Davy
     
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  7. samprasbackhand

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    James Blake....if he can just get the mental thing together
     
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  8. JRstriker12

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    Davydenko - he has the game to do it if he plays like he did agaisnt Rafa in Miami.

    ^^^As much as I like Blake, Fed just eats up his game. Blake's flat shots just feed into the Fed wheelhouse - i.e. see Blake get pw3nd in the year end Masters by Fed - that match was a striaght-up Fed winner clinic.
     
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  9. quest01

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    I think Davydenko has the best chance from the list to beat Federer. He was very close in beating Federer in the first set in Estoril, it probably could have gone either way and he was up a break in the second before he had to retire due to an injury.
     
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  10. madmanfool

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    Malisse already beat Federer in Davis cup;
     
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  11. soyizgood

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  12. watermantra

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    Davydenko was definitely an inspired tennis player against Nadal in Miami. Beautiful to watch, and just simply dominating. If he can keep it together to play that way against Fed, he does have a chance.
     
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  13. soyizgood

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    Two guys can claim ownage over Fed: Rafter (3-0) and Kafelnikov (4-1). A serve and volleyer that quit while he was at his peak and a guy with one of the greatest 2HBH ever. Yet Fed pwns Aussie Hewitt 13-5 (11 straight), Russian Davydenko 12-0, and Russian Youzhny 10-0. Looks like Fed took his frustrations out on those helpless souls.
     
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  14. crawl4

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    i would say davey but he would be mentally scarred from his losing record with federer..haha why put moya in there, no chance
     
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  15. ndtennis

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    Davydenko is on a roll
     
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  16. Vision84

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    Haha Ljubicic beat Federer on clay even if it was still 2001...
     
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  17. daddy

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    Hewitt down 7-13 to Federer. I dont know where did you get the info from but its a faulty place so it seems.

    http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Hewitt,+Lleyton&player2=federer
     
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  18. cujays

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    james blake
     
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  19. spiritdragon

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    i'd say blake. he has the most weapons to hurt fed. although davydenko is ranked higher fed usually always dismantles him.
     
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  20. Leublu tennis

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    Davydenko for sure. He lost his fear of Federer in Estoril. And Soderling, if he gets by Nalbandian. I know that Robredo is in between, but he does not count these days.
     
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  21. IvanAndreevich

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    Have you seen Blake-Fed matches? Blake never ever had a chance. And in some of them he played really well. Like US Open 2006.

    OP: on what surface?

    I voted none. Of course, Fed can LOSE to any of them if something is wrong with him.
     
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  22. soyizgood

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    It doesn't matter the surface. Some of these guys have lost so many times to Federer that I have to wonder if they have it in them to fight. Gonzalez got that bagel off at the Master's Cup, so maybe there's hope for one or two of the guys.
     
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  23. gj011

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    Monfils :twisted:
     
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  24. JRstriker12

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    I was in Miami for the Monfils/Fed match.

    Monfils may have a chance if he didn't insist on playing 20 feet beind the baseline and worked on his mental aspect of the game.

    FWIW - I think the "Beat up on Fed" period has passed. No more losses to Mardy Fish for Fed.
     
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  25. gj011

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    Edit: deleted spoiler.
     
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  26. JRstriker12

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    Meh..... He pulled it out in the end. First set was a 6-1 Fed. Not saying these guys can't give Fed a good match, I just don't think he'll be losing to the Mardy Fishes of the tennis world too much.
     
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  27. gj011

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    Lol at me for deleting a "spoiler".

    Hidalgo is much weaker opponent than Fish. So I would not say those days are gone yet.
     
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  28. Serpententacle

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    Judging by Davydenko's cowardly withdrawl at Estoril, I can't see him ever pulling up his Depends against Federer. Ferrer would crush Fed on clay, though. I mean CRUSH.
     
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  29. soyizgood

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    OUCH! Though it's looking that way for Davydenko. I just don't see the drive from Davydenko needed to win a major, let alone beat Federer.

    I saw the highlights for the 2006 MC final and Blake kept hitting it to Fed's comfort zone. Meanwhile, Youzhny needs to direct that anger at the opponent and not his head.

    Maybe Soderling will put it together. Same for Ferrer. As for the others, well stranger things have happened....
     
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  30. goforgold99

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    NOONE !!

    'Cause Federer will beat himself !

    think about that ;)
     
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  31. grafrules

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    Maybe that was the thinking. Such a long string of Federer losses now losing to Federer (himself), atleast all his losses since the Djokovic loss in Australia, that we need to think who will be the next one to beat him other then that same person.
     
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  32. stormholloway

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    The obvious choice is Davydenko people. Who are these clowns picking Youzhny?
     
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  33. Babb

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    Rather than jump on the Davydenko bandwagon after he won ONE tournament, and rather than worshiping Fed like a god though he has not done well in 2008, I chose Youzhny, just because he is a psycho and bashes his head with his racquet for messing up.
     
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  34. Babb

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    Good post.
     
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  35. msc886

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    Davydenko has been one of the closest so far and I think he is the closest of having what it takes.
     
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  36. Nadal_Freak

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    lol I'll take Ferrer since he is Spanish. Close enough to Nadal. :D
     
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  37. stormholloway

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    Ouch. Well, if you'd like you can read about all the raving I did about Davydenko back during the 2007 US Open. I was as impressed with Davydenko's ability as anyone's, including Federer's. I refuse to be lumped in with the post-Miami crowd.

    I've been wearing my Limited Edition Nikolay Davydenko Fiesta Sombrero for two years running.
     
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  38. flyer

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    i think a lot of them will/would if they were to get the oppertunity, i would say the only ones that i dont think would beat him if they played tomorrow would be moya, nimenin, blake and robredo, im assuming clay but on hard or grass i think others mentioned would have a great chance, hes playing that bad, i know some people may get bad and call me a troll and idiot and what ever but i really feel like hes not even playing close to a 10 level
     
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  39. flyer

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    youzhny is very capable, maybe not on clay but he almost beat federer on grass at halle, even federer said youznhy should have won that match and he has consistently played federer tight, you should know this storm, come on your better than that.
     
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  40. soyizgood

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    Nieminen will probably never beat Federer... 0-9 now.
     
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  41. tennis08tarheels

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    If it's anyone from that list, it'll be Youzhny.
     
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  42. soyizgood

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    Bump since Ferrer might have another shot at Federer. Also Monfils gets a shot at Fed in the QF. Nice going, finally!
     
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  43. veroniquem

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    I don't think Ferrer is a *******, is he?
     
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  44. R.Federer

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    oh plz ferrer hasnt got any weapons 2 trouble fed, his game plays into feds hand like a puppy
     
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  45. Serpententacle

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    A little too cocky there, son.
     
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  46. deme08

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    I guess that makes the majority of ATP tour players *******s:twisted:
     
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  47. Nadal_Freak

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    Did you see the Final in Shanghai? Yes Ferrer is especially a ******* as he gets destroyed by him every time no matter his form at the moment.
     
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  48. pow

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    Too many players play right into Federer's strike zone. Most power baseliners will get beaten by Federer if they don't have something special in their arsenal, Nadal can consistently do it on clay because he moves so well and because his topspin forehand isn't in Federer's ideal strike zone and speed on both his forehand and backhand.
     
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  49. R.Federer

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    ferrer was playing out of his skin in shanghai last year and got wolloped by fed in 3 sets i like ferrer alot hes one of my favourite players but vs federer he doesnt have major weapons, as fed can utilize him with slices and changing the pace of the ball to well
     
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  50. veroniquem

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    Sorry, I took ******* as meaning a Fed fan, so I meant I don't think Ferrer particularly likes Fed!
     
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