If (and only if) Federer defeats Nadal at RG, he will defeat Djokovic as well.

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G.O.A.T.
I see some users have created threads suggesting that Federer will defeat Nadal at RG. Don't know why are they saying so, but for the sake of the argument let us suppose that Federer at age 37 finally beats Nadal at RG. If Federer defeats Nadal in the SF, he will undoubtedly defeat Djokovic in the final, as Nadal is the most in form player on clay, and if Federer is able to defeat Nadal, he should also be able to defeat Djokovic.
 
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TheAssassin

Legend
The thing is he would most probably be drained after his effort to beat Nadal in BO5 on clay. Djokovic could easily capitalize that.

I'd say Djokovic and Nadal were comparable in this year's clay events as well.
 
I see that the Nadal fans are already bored of the clay season and the almost imminent ending free from the expectations of hard battles.

The question is, is that the legacy you want for your guy, because it is shaping up nicely to be less than desirable.

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Sport

G.O.A.T.
The thing is he would most probably be drained after his effort to beat Nadal in BO5 on clay. Djokovic could easily capitalize that.

I'd say Djokovic and Nadal were comparable in this year's clay events as well.
Not in Rome, which is the last clay tournament before RG and the most relevant to discuss current form I think.
 
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Deleted member 762343

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I think it's the opposite : if he beats Nadal, he won't be able to beat Djokovic. Beating both of them at the same tournament at almost 38 years old , in a BO5 and on his weakest surface... Pretty much unfeasible in my opinion.
 

Backspin1183

Talk Tennis Guru
I think it's the opposite : if he beats Nadal, he won't be able to beat Djokovic. Beating both of them at the same tournament at almost 38 years old , in a BO5 and on his weakest surface... Pretty much unfeasible in my opinion.

I agree. But if he beats Nadal, you can bet your life that he will fight with everything he can to also try to beat Djokovic in the final. It would still be too much for a soon to be 38 year old man to pull this off.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Can’t believe we’re actually creating threads where fed finally beats nadal at RG as a pensioner. There’s no if
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Not in Rome, which is the last clay tournament before RG and the most relevant to discuss current form I think.
Fair enough.

But still it's very questionable if 37 year old Federer could recover after putting such a huge effort to cause that big of an upset and manage to pull off a win against the next RG favorite too. I think we can agree that Djokovic is a worthy 2nd best clay player for this season.
 

Luka888

Professional
This thread is just silly. Yes, I'd love to see that scenario but let's be serious. It is not going to happen.
 

timnz

Legend
I see some users have created threads suggesting that Federer will defeat Nadal at RG. Don't know why are they saying so, but for the sake of the argument let us suppose that Federer at age 37 finally beats Nadal at RG. If Federer defeats Nadal in the SF, he will undoubtedly defeat Djokovic in the final, as Nadal is the most in form player on clay, and if Federer is able to defeat Nadal, he should also be able to defeat Djokovic.
What about the exhaustion factor at 37?
 

Lleytonstation

Talk Tennis Guru
Its not happening, putting these thoughts in my head are not good for my health.

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Druss

Hall of Fame
I see some users have created threads suggesting that Federer will defeat Nadal at RG. Don't know why are they saying so, but for the sake of the argument let us suppose that Federer at age 37 finally beats Nadal at RG. If Federer defeats Nadal in the SF, he will undoubtedly defeat Djokovic in the final, as Nadal is the most in form player on clay, and if Federer is able to defeat Nadal, he should also be able to defeat Djokovic.

Not necessarily! What if they have a SF slugfest and Fed goes into the final gassed? Just look at happened at Wimby 2013 (Djoko).
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
The idea that someone can pull off one fluke, he'll pull off another is just a fallacy.

Much more likely he's gassed or the brilliance fades after match point.
 
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