Post RG and pre-Wimbledon overlook

dpli2010

Semi-Pro
Federer's withdrawal from FO was partially strategic, wasn't it? But the question is how much that would do to help him move up in the Winbledon draw?
 
Federer's withdrawal from FO was partially strategic, wasn't it? But the question is how much that would do to help him move up in the Winbledon draw?
I think it was. He knew he wasn't winning RG, and given that he was a bit beat up and injured anyway, it would have been silly to play. I think he is sure to be seeded 2nd or 3rd at Wimbledon. I know they use a combination of recent Wimbledon results and rankings. I think Murray would still have enough to be seeded 2nd, plus would they really have the balls to downgrade Murray's seeding behind someone ranked lower (even if it is Federer) there. I doubt it.
 
What do you guys expect? It's @MichaelNadal an embarrassment. Doesn't know much about anything tennis related, unless it's about Rafa's kit or something like that ROFL.
@MichaelNadal is one of my favorite posters and I say that knowing he doesn't like Djokovic who I am a big fan of, and is a huge fan of Nadal who I dislike. He helps keep long lightness, unpredictability, genuine emotion and passion, and humour to this oh-so-serious forum where a large variety of individuals seem to think themselves and their opinions are far more important than they really are.
 

RSH

Professional
Can't really say anything about Federer until I see his level in the preceding grass tournaments; I think Djokovic will lose before the final, and Murray will make the semis or better.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
@MichaelNadal is one of my favorite posters and I say that knowing he doesn't like Djokovic who I am a big fan of, and is a huge fan of Nadal who I dislike. He helps keep long lightness, unpredictability, genuine emotion and passion, and humour to this oh-so-serious forum where a large variety of individuals seem to think themselves and their opinions are far more important than they really are.
Thanks man :)
People take this place WAYYYYYYY too seriously. Obviously I'm not rooting for Novak to win slams, but I call it like I see it and I haven't truly disliked him for a while now, no matter what people that think they know me want to say.
 

mandy01

G.O.A.T.
Djoker in 3 over Murray or a new finalist. Fed might make it to Quarters at best. As much as I wish I were wrong, this seems the only plausible and inevitable result of a fairly dull year.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Sure Djokovic has gained the momentum and a new level of confidence, and he is in-form, but would all of these help him to travel that far until 2017?
Barring injury or drop in motivation I don't see anything in his way for the next year and a half. He is gonna be even more confident now after RG as if he needed any more confidence to begin with. Now he's gonna be crazy motivated to win the CYGS so that'll keep him focused at least this year.
 

GabeT

Legend
The way I've been ganged up on in here for legitimately believing in Novak's chance to win Wimbledon is stunning. Just unbelievable. I'm done with this.
Please don't. As others have said you are one of the better posters here. Even if you don't like Nole! ;)
Just put obnoxious posters on ignore and please continue to post here. Thanks.
 

dpli2010

Semi-Pro
Barring injury or drop in motivation I don't see anything in his way for the next year and a half. He is gonna be even more confident now after RG as if he needed any more confidence to begin with. Now he's gonna be crazy motivated to win the CYGS so that'll keep him focused at least this year.
CYGS, yeah that'd be so elegant! And it's very hard not to think about it after his FO title. And that's actually what the OP was trying to research primarily. If he made it, he would put himself at an indisputable position superior to Laver/Federer, wouldn't he? But, the question is, would this be too huge for him to carry on and cash?
 

Al Czervik

Hall of Fame
With the lack of matches and possible health issues, I can't see Federer even making the semis. I have a feeling Nole is due for a letdown after putting everything into RG. But, once he wins a few matches, the competitive juices will be flowing to go after that calendar year slam. I hope Murray is motivated, because I could see him have a letdown match early in the tournament. I think a player like Kyrgios is ripe for a deep run. The time is now for the Tsonga and Berdych types.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
At the moment, without the grass season getting underway and us watching all the key players show what they have, and with all the question marks surrounding Federer, a Djokovic v Murray showdown looks the likely scenario. Of course, my perception could easily change depending on what we see in these crucial upcoming tournaments. Going to be watching very closely to see what we can expect at the big one in SW19.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Should be interesting to watch the Tennis World Championships this year.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
He might have a post CGS let down
Yeah right :p

Yeah, it'll be interesting to see how he reacts when Wimbledon gets underway. I can't wait for it to start! :)
I'm excited for Wimbledon too.... yaaaaayyy not :(

Please don't. As others have said you are one of the better posters here. Even if you don't like Nole! ;)
Just put obnoxious posters on ignore and please continue to post here. Thanks.
I just don't understand how people can literally be a negative sourpuss all day, it's hard to understand.

Maestronians
Ultronians
Bullzillions
Eww lol, *************.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Will Nadal even play W? Will his wrist be healed enough? If he attempts to come back too soon, he's gonna pay the high price for it. Maybe he should target summer hard at this point.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Will Nadal even play W? Will his wrist be healed enough? If he attempts to come back too soon, he's gonna pay the high price for it. Maybe he should target summer hard at this point.
I read an article earlier saying sources close to him say he's doubtful about W.
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
I agree that the dynamic has changed, but I think Murray can still beat him.

Djokovic is the favorite, obviously, but what makes you think someone else has a better chance of beating him than Murray or Federer?
Because Djoker is ready for those guys. He may not be ready for someone of lesser stature who plays the match of his life.

Can't really say anything about Federer until I see his level in the preceding grass tournaments; I think Djokovic will lose before the final, and Murray will make the semis or better.
What makes you think that Djoker will not make the final?
 
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VexlanderPrime

Guest
I've said for awhile now that I think Djoker gets upset at WIMBY before the final and I'm sticking with it. My pick to win is Andy unless Fed returns in 2015 form.
 

swordtennis

Legend
I'm thinking a little different. I think he wins Wimbledon and gets a medal at the Olympics and is fried by the uso and gets destroyed by Murray fed or someone else there.
I am starting to side with @Nathaniel_Near that Djokovic is going to try as hard as he can to get the grand slam.
 

RSH

Professional
What makes you think that Djoker will not make the final?
I still believe (somewhat shakily) that Novak's worst surface is grass relatively speaking. I haven't been convinced by his average tournament level over the last few years, and I think it's the surface on which he's most likely to be upset; he's flirted with disaster over the last few years going 5 with Cilić, almost choking away the '14 final, and then going 5 with Anderson, but it must be said those players were playing well, and it wasn't a case of Djokovic playing terrible. I don't think he can get away with an average tournament level and just turn it on for the finals 3 years running on grass; I think this time around he gets burned.
 

The_18th_Slam

Hall of Fame
Federer, nor anyone not named Novak Djokovic is winning Wimbledon. 3 sets is entirely too much for anyone on tour to take from The Mummy in a single match.
Tbh in a strange way I'm starting to root for him. Mainly bc I can't believe how many people STILL don't get the clue that he's not beatable in slams any time soon. What will it take? Jesus! Idk how many more beatdowns he has to deliver. "Not a lock for Wimbledon" LOL!
I've never bet on a match and I'm not going to start to impress you. It's hilarious the denial you're in. What I want and what I believe are 2 different things. No one is good enough to take 3 sets off Novak at Wimbledon, I might not like it but im done denying how great he is and it's time everyone else acknowledges it too. He's winning the title, bookmark this page.
Im 300% right, and we will talk after Wimbledon. Get your hopes up for whoever you want :)
@MichaelNadal made out an idiot. Again. What's new? :D:D:D
 
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