Which player is more likely to win a slam in 2013, Nadal or Federer?

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Which player is more likely to win a slam in 2013?

  1. Nadal

    21 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Federer

    46 vote(s)
    68.7%
  1. DropShotArtist

    DropShotArtist Banned

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    Picking Djokovic for FO13. Nadal got lucky last year that Djoker was not at his best and a slow starter.
     
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  2. MichaelNadal

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    Let's see Rafa play first. This is impossible to answer right now.
     
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  3. President

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    This.

    Scared fans of both players are trying to downplay expectations for their favorites. Federer is a solid favorite at Wimbledon IMO and has good chances at both AO and USO. We need to see how Nadal comes back, if at all, to make any realistic judgement to this question. But right now, it has to be Federer.
     
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  4. veroniquem

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    Well then, we'll both be sad. But let's wait until the funeral to start mourning. If he plays clay, I believe in his chances, that is all.
     
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  5. Dark Magician

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    Ya, but chances of Rafa winning FO is twice that of Fed winning US/Wimby.
     
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  6. PrinceMoron

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    How about Olympic gold in Rio. Nadal should be fit in four years, how long can anybody need?
     
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  7. Tafmatch

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    This has to be Federer. If it's certain that Nadal will play before RG then Nadal has a better chance. But it's not. And the longer it takes before he returns the less likely it will be that he'll win RG. And after RG Federer has a better chance to win a slam.
     
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  8. Chanwan

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    50 %??? He just lost to a player who had a fantastic day.

    As for the rest, he certainly has been and probably still is. However, ever since 2011, I think it's been a somwhat open question as to whether or not he beats Djokovic. Obviously, he had two clear victories last year, but the RG was pretty close. And I expect 2013 clay-season to be a lot closer between them than 2012.
     
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  9. jokinla

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    Fed would be more of a favorite than Nads at any slam other than the FO.
     
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  10. abmk

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    no, but the excuse when he loses then will be that he was rusty ... After all peak healthy rafa is 100% unbeatable , right ? Vamos ! :)
     
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  11. augustobt

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    Nadal will win RG because he was never injured.
     
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  12. Hawkeye7

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    Rafa. There is no sure thing in Tennis, but Rafa at RG is as close as it gets. It obviously depends on his health...
     
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  13. Cup8489

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    Nadal is more likely, due to his proficiency on Clay and the signficant rest.

    But I would like to see Fed take a major, maybe more than one if he can.
     
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  14. All-rounder

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    Federer will need to win at least 2 majors to have more than Nadal since the RG 2013 trophy is already sitting in his house
     
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  15. beast of mallorca

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    Uhhhhhm, a stalker .........scary :twisted:
     
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  16. fedfan46

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    This. RAFA2005RG is absolutely high if she thinks Nadal will win every major he plays in this year.
     
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