Will Roger regain the number 1 slot?

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Will Roger regain the number 1 spot?

  1. Yes - Roger will be King of the Hill again

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  2. No - Roger will never again be Top of The Pile

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  3. I like to eat Lego

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  1. batz

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    When Rafa took the number 1 slot late last summer I genuinely expected there to be a ding dong battle for King of The Hill over the months that followed, but it's been pretty much one way traffic.

    After losing number 1, Roger made some noises about getting it back, but I don't think it's a focus item for him now - that's what slams are for.

    I've got no doubt Roger will be there or thereabouts at the slams this season and maybe next season too, but I don't think he'll be top dog in the rankings again.
     
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  2. GameSampras

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    no chance in hell. Roger will not regain the number 1 back and sure as heck wont surpass Pete's 6 years as number 1. Pete will have that a record a LONG LONG LONG TIME!!!
     
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  3. edberg505

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    Correction, year end number one.
     
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  4. GameSampras

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    ok year end number 1. :)
     
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  5. Cesc Fabregas

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    What do you have against Sampras?
     
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    1 vote for eating Lego.:)
     
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  7. r2473

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    Whew! Finally someone addressed this question!

    Oh look, a poll too!
     
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  8. batz

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    That option is there for special people just like you:)
     
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  9. Jaewonnie

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    thank you for being so considerate:)
     
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  10. batz

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    Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit you know:wink:
     
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  11. veroniquem

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    And total # of weeks as #1 :)
     
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  12. edberg505

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    I don't have anything against Sampras. He's one of my favourites. I don't think I missed a single match of the guy playing when he was on tv. I have tons of his matches on dvds. I used to use the old pro staff. Hell, I still watch him now on the seniors tour. I have no problem at all with Sampras. What I do have a problem with are the Sampras fanboys who seem to try with all of their might to discredit Federer. Why can't they just appreciate them both? I mean I do. I think the more appropriate question is what do the Sampras fanboys have against Federer? And what exactly did I say to make you think that I have something against Sampras?
     
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  13. VivalaVida

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    Legos ftw!
     
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  14. Cesc Fabregas

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    In every single thread you jump on GameSampras and big up Federer and knock Sampras.
     
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  15. VivalaVida

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    The irony is killing me. :lol: you have got it all wrong. Clowns like gamesampras go in every thread and big up sampras and discredit federer. Those hardcore sampras fanboys are ones who started crap like this in the first place.
     
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  16. edberg505

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    Every single thread? Hmm, well some one is embellishing quite a bit. Like I said I'm a huge Sampras fan but these other Sampras fanboys almost make we want to not like the guy. I see you totally ignored my other question in my last post.
     
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  17. Cesc Fabregas

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    You mean the what do Sampras fanboys have against Federer question?
     
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  18. P_Agony

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    What do you have against Federer?
     
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  19. veroniquem

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    Don't worry, he jumps on Nadal too, he jumps on anything that threatens Fed's supremacy :???:
     
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  20. Cesc Fabregas

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    I don't like his personality that much too arrogant but I do like his game.
     
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  21. P_Agony

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    It's not really that hard to jump on GameSampras, as he discredits Fed in every chance he gets. He makes him look like the luckiest guy on earth that had such a weak competition, and if Nadal, Murray and Djokovic were in their primes in 2005, Federer wouldn't win half of his grand slams. This claim, is of course, a joke.
     
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  22. VivalaVida

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    you dont have much room to talk yourself. You jump on federer every chance you get. :lol:
     
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  23. Cesc Fabregas

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    Maybe he overexadurated but there is truth to what he says Federer did benefit from a weak era.
     
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  24. helloworld

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    I think edberg505 is a fan of both Fed and Sampras, but he probably prefers Federer, so when someone attack his more favorite player, he feels that he has to defend Fed.
     
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  25. edberg505

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    I jump on Nadal? Show me where I do that. I've said it once and I'll say it again. I don't like Nadal's game. Which makes me question how some of these Sampras fans can like Nadal because it's not like they are mirror images of each other.
     
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  26. Cesc Fabregas

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    I can only speak for myself but Sampras is my all time favourite player and Nadal is my current favourite player why? because they are both mentally strong, don't back down in the big moments and are down to earth guys.
     
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  27. P_Agony

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    Well, I don't understand why but I guess it's your choice. Sampras happends to be one of my all time favorites and I don't think he's greater than Federer or vice versa - I think they're just different, each of them great at his own style. But GameSampras disvredits Fed in every chance he gets. Even threads that have nothing to do with Fed suffer from his "weak field" posts.

    I understand he doesn't want Pete's record to be broken (he'd be an odd Sampras fan if he did want it to), but that's hardly an excuse to discredit Fed's results. It's like I would say Nadal plays in a weak era just because I don't like the fact he's dominating everybody at the moment. It would make me look like a clown. So no, instead, I give Nadal all of his hard earned credit. Even if I hate his game, the guys has earned everything he has won. It's his results, his credit.
     
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    Federer did not play in a weak era. One could even argue it was stronger than today's. I've shown GameSampras numerical facts that his claim is false, and yet he avoided me because he simply didn't want to face the truth.
     
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  29. VivalaVida

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    Okay fine. I am fed fan and I will give in to that claim but he should realize himself that sampras benefited from playing "Giants" such as Pioline, Martin, Chang, Ivanisevic, Moya .Had he played better players, sampras wouldnt be at 14:rolleyes:
     
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  30. helloworld

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    Yeah, both Sampras and Nadal don't think of themselves as some sort of tennis god, but Federer does have that 'Look at me, I'm a tennis god.' attitude in him.
     
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  31. edberg505

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    It's not really even that. I like them both. But it seems to be more fashionable shoot down Federer. He's not my favourite I really like watching serve and volleyers play. I'll put it this way. If by some miracle Taylor Dent or Nicolas Mahut ends up in the Wimbledon final and either of them are playing Federer then I'm rooting for Mahut and Dent. I like watching serve and volleyers play, so that's why I was and still am a huge fan of Sampras. Hell, I'm hoping Tsonga just runs through everyone this Wimbledon. Allez Tsonga!!!
     
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  32. Cesc Fabregas

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    Yeah it annoys me when he raises he finger when does a good shot the guy is very arrogant.
     
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  33. veroniquem

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    He's given me a lot of chances recently :twisted:
     
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  34. P_Agony

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    Dent and Federer had a very entertaining match in Miami or Indian Wells (can't remember which). It had plenty of big serves and net play. I assume you enjoyed it - I did.
     
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  35. icedevil0289

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    say what? I don't even think edberg505 is that big of a fan of federer. Just because someone dislikes nadal, doesn't make them automatically a huge fed fan. They are not always linked.
     
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  36. edberg505

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    What I'm really waiting for is for Djokovic and Murray to end up with the same number of slams as Hewitt and Safin. If that happens we'll see him eating some giant crow, because he's adamant in the fact that those two guys are better than Hewitt or Safin even though they don't have the slams to prove it yet.
     
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  37. P_Agony

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    Okay, now you are just being a hypocrite, because nobody, nobody celebrates points more than Nadal. The guy goes crazy when he hits a good shot. I even remember in his match against Gil he had a nice point and Gil fell yet Nadal didn't even check up on him and went on to celebrate. Federer barely raises his hand and only in very speical points.
     
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  38. veroniquem

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    It's becoming easy to make fun of though, the way he's been playing lately...
     
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  39. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal does a fist pump thats to express passion and joy raising your finger displays arrogance like 'look how great I am' big difference.
     
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  40. P_Agony

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    You have proved lately time after time to be a huge fangirl, and you have the nerves to talk about edberg505? He's one of the most honest posters in this forum from what I've read.
     
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  41. veroniquem

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    Well if he jumps on both Nadal and Sampras while always defending Federer, it's really hard not to come to certain conclusions :) regardless of whether he's a fan of other players as well. I've been on this board for quite some time, so I know he's a big Fed fan!
     
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  42. icedevil0289

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    while I agree that veroniquem is a fangirl, in that recent post she is talking about federer giving her a lot of chances to jump on him.
     
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  43. edberg505

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    Yeah, that seems to be the assumption nowadays. I don't know how many times I have to say that I think Nadal is a great guy. I don't have a problem with him at all. But that doesn't mean I have to like his tennis. I'm not a fan of Murray's brand of tennis either. I think he's just like Hewitt to be honest, and I couldn't stand that guy.
     
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  44. P_Agony

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    I guess it's up to how one interprets it. I see Nadal's celebrations as arrogant and even barbaric. But to each his own.
     
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  45. edberg505

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    I'm patiently waiting for you to come up with these post where I put down Nadal and his achievements. I challenged you and one other Nadal fan to do so, and you have yet to produce them. Morrisey even put one of my quotes about Nadal as his signature and yet I put down Nadal all the time, so produce a post.
     
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  46. icedevil0289

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    right ofcourse, you know everything. Anyways, read his other post. I didn't say he was not a fan, but not as big you make it sound. Read his other recent post. Personally I don't think he's jumping on nadal or sampras, but more on the fans. Big difference there.
     
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  47. P_Agony

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    Jumping on Federer because he's not playing well? Is that a crime now? I don't remember myself dancing around with happiness and joy when Nadal losses. Let alone jump on him.
     
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  48. icedevil0289

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    i think its more about his recent press conferences and all of that. But if we got into that now, that discussion would go on forever.
     
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  49. GameSampras

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    Obviously u werent around the tennis boards back in 04-06 or so. Back then it was "Oh Roger is GOAT and hes so much better than Sampras. Sampras would get destroyed by Roger " yada yada. Now we are just getting our revenge after years of abuse we sampras has fans have had to endure. What goes around comes around
     
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  50. veroniquem

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    Yes that's one way you jump at him (repeating how you dislike his game), the other way is what you just did in the "Nadal must raise his game" thread, jumping on the interview and accusing Rafa of arrogance for a TONI interview that analyzes Rafa's game. Totally out of line, but hey , gave you a chance to jump on Rafa for no good reason!
     
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