Who is more likely going to have a slamless year....

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What happens post-AO?

  1. Nadal wins one slam only.

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  2. Nadal wins two slams.

    2 vote(s)
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  3. Nadal wins three slams.

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Nadal is slamless for 2014.

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  5. Djokovic wins one slam only.

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Djokovic wins two slams.

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  7. Djokovic wins three slams.

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Djokovic is slamless for 2014.

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  9. Both Nadal and Djokovic are slamless for 2014.

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  10. Stan The Man achieves the CYGS.

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. FedererDropShot

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    if they fail to win the French Open title?

    Nadal or Djokovic?

    Assuming Nadal doesn't win:
    - He'll probably be more likely to have his first slamless year since 2005 if he fails to live up to his clay season expectations. In 2009, he had the AO title but was a non-factor at Wimbledon and the USO.
    - He is unpredictable for Wimbledon so I wouldn't favour his chances much and the USO will require him to be on very good hardcourt form (e.g. 2010 and 2013 repeat) or else, he'll be clobbered by Djokovic/Murray.

    Assuming Djokovic doesn't win:
    - I can still see him having chances at Wimbledon and the USO since he consistently makes it deep into those slams in recent years. But usually, he bows out to a more superior grass court player like Federer or Murray in the late stages so winning the title will be a big ask. And his poor record in USO finals is a concern as well.
    - All in all, he seems more 'consistent' at making deep runs at every slam so I'd give him a less chance of being slamless for the year (assuming he doesn't win RG and will need to win Wimby or USO).

    Assuming none of them win (very low chances of this happening):
    - Same points apply to Djokovic and Nadal. If none of them captures the RG crown, it means they'll have to both split the Wimby and USO duo in order to ensure both are not slamless for the year.
    - Contenders for the RG crown are little though so... I mean Federer is the only other player who realistically has a tiny chance - given he has a good day against Novak in the latter stages and Rafa has been upset in the earlier rounds. Murray is unpredictable on clay, Berdych is unpredictable in terms of his form between rounds and Wawrinka has been slowing down.
     
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  2. Backspin1183

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    Safest bet would be Roger Federer.

    If it's between Nadal and Djokovic, Djokovic is more likely to have a slamless year. He's never won a slam outside of Australia in his entire career except in 2011.
     
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  3. FedererDropShot

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    Federer (or even Murray) is not in this topic of discussion.

    But yes, by the odds, Roger is probably going to have slamless years for the remainder of his career but who knows. He might have 1 more in him.

    Anyways, onto the topic.

    You make a fair point about Djokovic.
     
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  4. Phoenix1983

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    Djokovic will be slamless this year.
     
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  5. Tenez101

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    Federer going slamless is pretty much a certainty.

    Murray has chances at Wimbledon and USO, but with Nadal back there's a good chance he'll go slamless as well.

    Since Nadal is still as of now the favorite to win RG, he's the least likely to go slamless imo.
     
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  6. Chico

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    Nadal will go slamless this. year
     
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  7. Omega_7000

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    Do you see Federer's name in the poll? :roll: Typical Ralph fanatic...Obsessed with Federer more than their hero.
     
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  8. Egoista

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    prolly nadal french
    murray us
    fed wimby
     
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  9. Backspin1183

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    Both Djokovic and Nadal can win a slam this year. It's kind of hard to pick one between them. RF on the other hand is a safe bet like I said.
    Even Murray has a good chance at Wimbledon or US Open.
     
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  10. Steve0904

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    But the thread is not about Federer. Why did you need to make it about Federer? Federer is probably not in the poll for the very reason you mentioned, hence the thread would suck because everybody would pick the obvious choice. These options at least create good discussion.
     
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  11. uliks

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    Rafael Nadal
     
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  12. Fiji

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    Nadal is more go slamless because of law of averages. He has won a slam for nine years in a row so a slmless year is around the corner since streaks don't last forever. noles streak is of only three years so the streak is more likely to still continue for a fourth year in a row. ten years in a row is more in danger for nadal to not continue. this year
     
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    I don't think Nadal or Djokovic are likely going to have a slamless year.
     
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  14. borg number one

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    I agree with this. Having said that, of those two, I'd say that it is more likely that Djokovic doesn't win a major this year, as opposed to Nadal. We'll see though.
     
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    Roddick going slamless appears to be a certainty. Ditto for Sampras and Laver. :twisted:
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  16. cc0509

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    Yeah, hard to know between these two. At the beginning of the year I predicted Nadal would win two and Djokovic one. Throw Murray in there as an unknown and although i would love for Federer to win one more W slam, I am not sure whether he will pull it off.
     
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  17. Dedans Penthouse

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    Says the Fedfanboy troll obsessed with denigrating Nadal at every opportunity. Pot...kettle..
     
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  18. Dedans Penthouse

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    If you're going to have a poll, why don't you at least have the stones to have a poll where your vote is there for others to see, one where you can stand behind and be accountable for your opinion and not hiding behind a secret ballot?

    More to the point, we could better see who's voting for what, that is, who's actually casting their vote from a tennis standpoint or "the usual suspects" who are voting as a fanboy.
     
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  19. booson

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    Relax :-/ This is a forum. Does poll results somehow affect you? :-/
     
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  20. booson

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    I can make a totally off-topic prediction too: Granollers and Stepanek will be slamless this year too! >:)
     
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  21. PrinceMoron

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    Doubles doesn't count?
     
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  22. Omega_7000

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    So is Donald Young and a 100 other players...They are not part of the discussion or the poll and neither is Federer...Get rid of the hate for once and not try to flame.
     
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  23. Dedans Penthouse

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    Forgot about this (3 days later), guess I was not "unrelaxed" enough to stay on top of it. I was simply saying in effect: "put your name behind your words"

    Where's the problem with that?
     
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