Meetings you want to see between players that are short on time?

#1
Shapovalov was scheduled to meet Federer for the first time in the IW Quarter and should have won his match against Hurkacz but alas.

This brought up the following reminder of players Roger hasn't played period and furthermore ones he hasn't played in a Slam:

Shapovalov right now is of course the only big name he hasn't met at all.

Khachanov, Coric, Thiem and Zverev he's never met in a Slam, which I think would all have potential. If I had to pick a match-up he has had plenty of times but I'd like to see once more it would be Delpo who's kicked Roger at two big events.


Nadal is also on his last run it would seem (last run meaning could be years with limited schedule) with the following potentials: Shapovalov at a Slam as well as Mischa Zverev (on fast surface, Wimbledon), Fucsovics anywhere but preferably on a fast hard, same for Opelka.

Dimitrov has only played Rafa twice at Slams with the last one being an epic at 2017 Australia so I'd like that match up one more time despite Dimi's recent form but Khachanov or Cilic would be nice too.


Those are the big guys but all match-ups are welcome from lesser players. For example I'd love to see Nishikori and Zverev at a Slam, maybe USO?
 
#17
We saw that last year at the USO. Choke city from Dom after a bagel opening set.
Well, it seems that Dominic can't get his s*it together when it comes to facing nadal on big occasions. He should have won that match in straight or 4 sets at max.. and could've clearly done better in that RG final.
But still, loved that USO match for all those drama and ball clobbering by both....
 

DSH

Professional
#20
Shapovalov was scheduled to meet Federer for the first time in the IW Quarter and should have won his match against Hurkacz but alas.

This brought up the following reminder of players Roger hasn't played period and furthermore ones he hasn't played in a Slam:

Shapovalov right now is of course the only big name he hasn't met at all.

Khachanov, Coric, Thiem and Zverev he's never met in a Slam, which I think would all have potential. If I had to pick a match-up he has had plenty of times but I'd like to see once more it would be Delpo who's kicked Roger at two big events.


Nadal is also on his last run it would seem (last run meaning could be years with limited schedule) with the following potentials: Shapovalov at a Slam as well as Mischa Zverev (on fast surface, Wimbledon), Fucsovics anywhere but preferably on a fast hard, same for Opelka.

Dimitrov has only played Rafa twice at Slams with the last one being an epic at 2017 Australia so I'd like that match up one more time despite Dimi's recent form but Khachanov or Cilic would be nice too.


Those are the big guys but all match-ups are welcome from lesser players. For example I'd love to see Nishikori and Zverev at a Slam, maybe USO?

Zverev was able to face Nadal last year at Wimbledon in the third round but the German failed.
 

ibbi

Hall of Fame
#24
I'd like to see David Ferrer get one more crack at Papa Rog. Semi finals Miami here we come! can't believe he beat Querrey. What a legend.
 
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