You are such the pesstimist. Roger will win the U.S Open, what Blake through at him last night was better then anything Roddick could, minus the serve, but Roger can return Roddick's serve. Roger is plenty rested, playing a 4 setter with a day and a half between that and the semis. His semi with Davydenko likely wont be that tough at all, the faster court will keep Davydenko from pushing Roger like he did in Australia and he is the one who will be more tired. Roger will be plenty fresh for the final, will be ready for the worst of the crowd after experiencing it vs Blake. He is winning this event, stop being the pesstimist.ACE of Hearts said:I will say one thing, he can be in the same pace as Bjorn Borg if he can somehow win the U.S Open this year but it will be very difficult.
christos_liaskos said:Say Federer wins this week, that will put him on 9. Surely he can keep winning slams up to the age of 29/30. That gives him around five years to equal Sampras' record and thats at a rate of just one slam a year! I would predict that at worst he will take 2 more Wimbledon titles and then 1 of each of the rest. That would tie him with Sampras so surely he can do better.
To be honest i cant see when he is going to stop winning but i was just looking at the worst case scenario.jackson vile said:Seriously? Do you see any end to him winning? The winning will only stop when he decides he has had enough, that is it, other wise at this rate with the competition it will go on forever!
Because the courts and balls have slowed overall significantly since 2001.Defcon said:The Fed of 2001 who beat Sampras was already an accomplished volleyer and all courter, and he's regressed a little bit and stays back because of his comfort level.
Agree with 17 - maybe a few more. Still not 100% sure he'll win a French. Every year that goes by, the pressure will mount. Maybe one of these years someone will do him a favor and upset Rafa for him...Feña14 said:For a start I think he will beat Sampras' 14.
The French is going to be the key for him, I feel he will win 17 majors including the French at some point. Surely if he ends with credentials such as those he will be the undoubted GOAT?
Yep your spot on. Nobody will know quite how good Laver was because of the fact that he turned pro so wasn't allowed to take part in the majors for 7 years, he will never quite have the number of majors that are needed for people to cement him as the GOAT. Winning the Grand Slam twice is huge but he doesn't quite have the stats to make him the best.West Coast Ace said:In my book, there will always be a question of GOAT Roger vs. Laver, because The Rocket was banned from playing for 7 years. Who knows what records he would have put out there? I know, I know: "if a frog had wings..."
haha your right, you think these guys are going to be at the top and dominant forever but it can all go wrong very quickly indeed.whistleway said:5 or so years is a stretch. you know very soon as the young guns are ready (give a couple of years), and federer slows down and the game moves on. His era of total utter dominance is coming to an end. That is not to say that he wont be a major player in slams or win a few more (especially wimbys). so sit back relax and enjoy while it lasts.
I do too. And I really want to see it. It would be interesting to see if he could win the AO, FO, and W, and go to the USO and finish the deal - the pressure would be huge. But wouldn't it be ironic if he finally won a French, then had a big letdown and got upset at Wimbledon?Feña14 said:I think Federer has a chance to win the Grand Slam,
lol it certainly would. I can see Federer beating Nadal in the final or RG only to have Nadal return the favour at WimbledonWest Coast Ace said:I do too. And I really want to see it. It would be interesting to see if he could win the AO, FO, and W, and go to the USO and finish the deal - the pressure would be huge. But wouldn't it be ironic if he finally won a French, then had a big letdown and got upset at Wimbledon?