Can Roger do the "Grand Slam"??

Can he do it?

  • Lol, no. He'll fall at USO

    Votes: 26 31.0%
  • He'll take USO but will screw up at AO (09 style?)

    Votes: 11 13.1%
  • He'll do 3 in a row, but at RG Rafa is simply too stong. His streak ends at RG.

    Votes: 18 21.4%
  • Yes. He is the GOAT, after all.

    Votes: 29 34.5%

  • Total voters
    84

-RF-

Hall of Fame
Can he win 4 slams in a row? He has USO, AO and FO remaining.

His main rival at the USO will be djokovic, who he destroyed today. At the Australian Open it is most likely Rafa will play, but we all know that he is in serious decline- nowhere near his best due to complications with his knees. And rosilitis. Djokovic is too very out of form, it is looking unlikely that he will regain his 2011 form. So that's USO and AO. Both hard courts, that Roger specialises in.

But the FO. Could this be Rogers year?? Nadal is out of form and injured. Will he be at his best at RG 2013, and if not, can Roger win RG, win 4 slams in a row and end his career with a bang?


Unlikely. But possible.
 

AnotherTennisProdigy

Professional
Is it possible? Yeah, it's always been possible, however unlikely. The big question has always been the french, with nadal being the clay goat, so a lot depends on nadal's form when he comes back. If Rafa comes back in form, the chance is about 0%.
 
It's possible of course, Fed's always in contention for big titles and he can pull 4 in a row.....4 in the same year is a bit trickier though if he wins the AO next year, and takes the FO somehow, the stage is set
 

R.Federer

Semi-Pro
loool what a stupid question i mean seriously wtf, ofcourse he can fs hes the goat will do it back to back in 2013 and 2014 and be the first man in history to win 4 different slams in the same year on 4 didfferent surfaces "TWICE" which is a record!
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
He could but he won't! He not the de facto just a co-fav at the HC slams.

Could win the US Open. Aussie tough with Novak and Murray.

French Open...depends on Rafa and Novak. Novak 50 percent chance of beating....Rafa 10 percent unless his knees are even more messed up by that time.
 

JustBob

Hall of Fame
No. And a "Grand Slam" refers to winning all four slam in a calendar year, not any 4 slams in a row.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
No. And a "Grand Slam" refers to winning all four slam in a calendar year, not any 4 slams in a row.
Fed can start there, and work his way up to a Calendar Slam. Absence of Nadal has made it a cakewalk for him to win any tournament.
 

Agassifan

Hall of Fame
LOL NO. He can't win the AO or FO. Murray/Nole/Rafa will be factor at the former and the clay GOAT will win the FO.
 

*Val*

Semi-Pro
He could potentially win USO and AO, but I don't see him winning RG again

He has to be favourite for this years USO though
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Lol I like how the most popular option is for him to win the Grand Slam. I chose that he will fail at USO since he still has a less than 50% shot at that title.
 

AnotherTennisProdigy

Professional
What was the probability of an unheard of world number 100 beating an 11 time Grand Slam champion? Not very high either, I presume.
This was what I was thinking, his chance of beating nadal was extremely low, but at least he had a chance. Federer has a chance as well, no matter how small it is.

For this miracle to happen:
1. Rafa has to stay injured and out ( not saying I want this, I genuinely hope Rafa recovers. Vamos Rafa!).

2. Has to get lucky with the draw. For example, Murray manages to take out Novak at the Australian semis.

3. Fed has to schedule himself so he can focus on the slams and only the slams. It won't happen unless he is playing his best.

Even with the above conditions I give him a 5% chance.
 

Magnus

Legend
No...those chances are gone now. Fed is still not as dominant in slams as he used to be, but he's playing as well as he can for his age.
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
No...those chances are gone now. Fed is still not as dominant in slams as he used to be, but he's playing as well as he can for his age.
Never say never.. haven't you learned to stop doubting by now?

The only man who consistently is an issue is Nadal... and Nadal is not in the picture for the moment.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
What was the probability of an unheard of world number 100 beating an 11 time Grand Slam champion? Not very high either, I presume.
Given that Nadal was very injured at Wimbledon already (as Nadal himself said) the probability of an upset actually wasn't that low.

However given that we didn't know Nadal was injured beforehand it really did seem as the upset of a century at the time, I mean peakest of peaks Nadal (at his utmost best) losing in the 2nd round of Wimbledon, it was indeed quite a shock when it happened.
 
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smoledman

G.O.A.T.
Given that Nadal was very injured at Wimbledon already (as Nadal himself said) the probability of an upset actually wasn't that low.

However given that we didn't know Nadal was injured beforehand it really did seems as the upset of a century, I mean peakest of peaks Nadal (at his utmost best) losing in the 2nd round of Wimbledon, it was indeed quite a shock when it happened.
Whereas during Roger's peakiest peak he never had a shock early loss at Roland Garros. From 2005-2012 his losses are to Nadal, Soderling and Djokovic.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Whereas during Roger's peakiest peak he never had a shock early loss at Roland Garros..
Well, he did lose to Kuerten.

From 2005-2012 his losses are to Nadal, Soderling and Djokovic.
Nope, Fed's peak was 2004-2007 so he had losses to Nadal and one loss to Guga :)

Nadal's 2011 was his equivalent of Fed's 2006, the best form of his life, 2012 was shaping up to be like Fed's 2007 (slightly below his best but still in awesome form) but obviously he got injured after FO.
 

ktid

Rookie
I want Fed to win another RG title, so he has at least 2 of each. But for now I'm cheering for Murray
 

Hawkeye7

Professional
Uhm... no. He "only" has 3 left. lol What a statement. I think the other 3 might have something to say about that. He could very well win a few more slams though.
 

Rjtennis

Hall of Fame
Not happening...too many good players at the top even with Rafa out.

With all this said, I would love to see Fed win all 4. That would be incredible!
 
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NadalDramaQueen

Guest
It would be incredible, but I don't think Fed has it in him at this point. Even at the US Open, I would expect a final vs. Djokovic to play a lot more like the second set was today. Federer is going to have to win some tight matches to pick up majors, and I just can't see him being able to put four runs like that together in a row.
 

90's Clay

Banned
It would be incredible, but I don't think Fed has it in him at this point. Even at the US Open, I would expect a final vs. Djokovic to play a lot more like the second set was today. Federer is going to have to win some tight matches to pick up majors, and I just can't see him being able to put four runs like that together in a row.
You're talking like Nole is playing like he did last year though. :? Fed has free reign with Nadal gone.
 
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NadalDramaQueen

Guest
You're talking like Nole is playing like he did last year though. :? Fed has free reign with Nadal gone.
The divide between Federer fans and non-fans is pretty interesting. Federer wins one major and the non-fans are worried that he is going to dominate the tour without Nadal there to keep him in check. As a Fed fan, I don't feel quite that optimistic. :)
 
This is a crazy question. Federer is not even the favourite for the US Open. With stupid Saturday he probably won't even win that, let alone the Australiana and the French. If Federer wins one more slam then his fans should be happy at this incredible achievement.
 
I doubt it. The gap between him and the field isn't as big as it was in his prime, when it was a lock he'd win 3/4 barring a huge upset. If he couldn't do it then he can't do it now. 2006-07 were his best chances and he came up short at RG.

Still have to rate Djok and Nadal ahead of him at RG, Djok ahead of him at AO with Murray not too far behind, and though he's the fave at USO Murray certainly could be due for the big one.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
Uh, no! Let's not get carried away. He is playing well for 31 but winning four slams in a row? No way and if he does at his age he should be canonized when he dies!
 

pkshooter

Semi-Pro
21 realists
6 hopefuls
12 optimists <- me included
21 believers... Poor guys, watch him lose to Rosol first round USO
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Please tell me the OP is just joking. PLEASE tell me that the OP is just joking.
Not joking exactly, trolling would be more accurate.

But yes, either way he certainly doesn't believe his OP (especially if he is who I think he is).
 

Hawkeye7

Professional
I would've understood if someone had opened this thread after the AO (next year) if Fed had won USO and AO, but dude... lol
 
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