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Old 05-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Another interesting article at Page 2, guess they don't think Federer can do it.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...st_futurefeats

7. Man wins Grand Slam in tennis


Who: None of today's pros -- the Grand Slam events had four different winners in 2003. If we had good odds, we'd put money down on Gael Monfils of France, the world's top junior player right now.
When: 2009
Why: Only two men have won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in the same calendar year -- Don Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969. Mats Wilander came close in 1988, winning three of four. Despite Pete Sampras' dominance during the 1990s, he couldn't do it. At this point, the Slam, which requires peaking four times within a space of nine months while defeating deep competition, would be a remarkable feat of domination and could foster a men's tennis revival, in the way that Tiger Woods revived golf.
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