Sky Sports Article: Roger Federer and Serena Williams: Does Wimbledon cancellation have knock-on effect for legends?

beard

Hall of Fame
Cancelations are indeed bad news for Serena. For Federer is great news, for him best would be this situation to continue for several more years...
Novak and Rafa lost opportunity to get 3 slams (if all 3 are cancelled, which will happen most probably) this year, and which could be crucial in slams race...
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Cancelations are indeed bad news for Serena. For Federer is great news, for him best would be this situation to continue for several more years...
Novak and Rafa lost opportunity to get 3 slams (if all 3 are cancelled, which will happen most probably) this year, and which could be crucial in slams race...
Rafa has not reached a Wimbledon final in 10 years.
Federer has 2 titles + 3 finals the last 10 years and had 2 championship points last year.

Wimbledon is definitely a bigger lost opportunity for Federer than Nadal. It's worst for Novak, of course.
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
Cancelations are indeed bad news for Serena. For Federer is great news, for him best would be this situation to continue for several more years...
Novak and Rafa lost opportunity to get 3 slams (if all 3 are cancelled, which will happen most probably) this year, and which could be crucial in slams race...
That's a weird way to look at it.

Federer was already due for a big rest ahead of the grass. This would have been one of his last big chances to win a slam (2nd favourite only narrowly behind Djokovic). To remove this slam, it's cost him an opportunity. Djokovic too. Nadal not so much (no title since 2010).

If only Wimbledon goes this year, Federer probably lost out the most.

If the French and US both go, probably Djoko loses out slightly on the whole with Nadal and Federer both having lost their favourite slam each just behind.
 

beard

Hall of Fame
Rafa has not reached a Wimbledon final in 10 years.
Federer has 2 titles + 3 finals the last 10 years and had 2 championship points last year.

Wimbledon is definitely a bigger lost opportunity for Federer than Nadal. It's worst for Novak, of course.
Rafa was too favorite to win RG, Novak second/third...

Novak was top favorite to win Wimbledon, he won last 2... Federer was second favorite, but if he didn't win last one he wont probably win ever.. .
At USO Rafa and Novak are two favorites, they won 3last editions, Federer won 12years ago...
That's a weird way to look at it.

Federer was already due for a big rest ahead of the grass. This would have been one of his last big chances to win a slam (2nd favourite only narrowly behind Djokovic). To remove this slam, it's cost him an opportunity. Djokovic too. Nadal not so much (no title since 2010).

If only Wimbledon goes this year, Federer probably lost out the most.

If the French and US both go, probably Djoko loses out slightly on the whole with Nadal and Federer both having lost their favourite slam each just behind.
Well, Novak won last two editions of Wimbledon, and he is not narrowly favorite against Federer as you said, he is huge favorite.. . He won 3 finals in a row against Federer, last year he played as poor as he might, and Federer played as good as he can, and still Novak won. That won't repeat... And, don't forget Federer was automatically for injury....

Rafole won last 8 slams and saying they are not biggest losers of this situation is crazy, but yet Fed fans have guts to say otherwise... :rolleyes:

No korona and Fed would lost both his most important records this year, with korona he will keep it...
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Rafa was too favorite to win RG, Novak second/third...

Novak was top favorite to win Wimbledon, he won last 2... Federer was second favorite, but if he didn't win last one he wont probably win ever.. .
At USO Rafa and Novak are two favorites, they won 3last editions, Federer won 12years ago...
What happen-ed at the US Open happen-ed.
What happen-ed at Roland Garros happen-ed.

I was talking about Wimbledon.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Not sure why the article in the OP assumes the USO and FO will definitely still be played this year.

If, let's say, the FO is played, and Nadal wins No 20 there, then Federer will in fact have lost out, since Rafa and Djoker will both have had their pet slams played this year, while Federer will not have had his favourite slam (Wimbledon) played.

But of course there are much more important things to worry about at present than the slam count.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Another article from today, from a former top pro:

Former Wimbledon Champion: This will change Roger Federer’s history

Wimbledon will not play for the first time since World War II, while the US Open and Roland Garros remain in doubt because of the pandemic that is gripping the globe. Roger Federer has already promised to be present in 2021, when he will be close to blowing out 40 candles.

In a recent interview, former Wimbledon champion Todd Woodbridge believes the cancellation of the 2020 championships and ongoing suspension of the ATP Tour will change the course of tennis history. “The question that Roger will have to ask himself is how motivated is he to come back for another year?,” Woodbridge told AAP.

“Or has this actually helped him? But the less match play that you get in this period at that age, it’s so much harder to come back and recover once you start again. So I really think that post-2020 will be a new era of people trying to create records because it’ll have really have broken up a great period in tennis."

"It has stopped the potential, I think, of Federer winning one or two more. It becomes very highly unlikely for him. Because of the uncertainty, it makes it hard to see how the three can dominate when they come back because of the age of Roger and Rafa."

"It also puts more pressure on Rafa and it changes all of those storylines that were on the table for 2020. For Novak, it may come at a good time in his career to actually rejuvenate him again, give him another big burst. So if anything, this period helps him the most”.
 

Yugram

Legend
"It has stopped the potential, I think, of Federer winning one or two more. It becomes very highly unlikely for him. Because of the uncertainty, it makes it hard to see how the three can dominate when they come back because of the age of Roger and Rafa."
Weird to see such a casual mistake coming from a former pro. Nadal and Federer are 5 years apart, there is no way you can put them in the same age group. And what are the 2 possible Slams for Federer? One is Wimbledon, but if I remember correctly, he didn’t win Roland Garros since 2009 and US Open since 2008.
 
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weakera

Legend
Another article from today, from a former top pro:

Former Wimbledon Champion: This will change Roger Federer’s history

Wimbledon will not play for the first time since World War II, while the US Open and Roland Garros remain in doubt because of the pandemic that is gripping the globe. Roger Federer has already promised to be present in 2021, when he will be close to blowing out 40 candles.

In a recent interview, former Wimbledon champion Todd Woodbridge believes the cancellation of the 2020 championships and ongoing suspension of the ATP Tour will change the course of tennis history. “The question that Roger will have to ask himself is how motivated is he to come back for another year?,” Woodbridge told AAP.

“Or has this actually helped him? But the less match play that you get in this period at that age, it’s so much harder to come back and recover once you start again. So I really think that post-2020 will be a new era of people trying to create records because it’ll have really have broken up a great period in tennis."

"It has stopped the potential, I think, of Federer winning one or two more. It becomes very highly unlikely for him. Because of the uncertainty, it makes it hard to see how the three can dominate when they come back because of the age of Roger and Rafa."

"It also puts more pressure on Rafa and it changes all of those storylines that were on the table for 2020. For Novak, it may come at a good time in his career to actually rejuvenate him again, give him another big burst. So if anything, this period helps him the most”.
I agree regarding Djokovic. His body may well thank him for this break when all is said and done. Only time will tell.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Another article from today, from a former top pro:

Former Wimbledon Champion: This will change Roger Federer’s history

Wimbledon will not play for the first time since World War II, while the US Open and Roland Garros remain in doubt because of the pandemic that is gripping the globe. Roger Federer has already promised to be present in 2021, when he will be close to blowing out 40 candles.

In a recent interview, former Wimbledon champion Todd Woodbridge believes the cancellation of the 2020 championships and ongoing suspension of the ATP Tour will change the course of tennis history. “The question that Roger will have to ask himself is how motivated is he to come back for another year?,” Woodbridge told AAP.

“Or has this actually helped him? But the less match play that you get in this period at that age, it’s so much harder to come back and recover once you start again. So I really think that post-2020 will be a new era of people trying to create records because it’ll have really have broken up a great period in tennis."

"It has stopped the potential, I think, of Federer winning one or two more. It becomes very highly unlikely for him. Because of the uncertainty, it makes it hard to see how the three can dominate when they come back because of the age of Roger and Rafa."

"It also puts more pressure on Rafa and it changes all of those storylines that were on the table for 2020. For Novak, it may come at a good time in his career to actually rejuvenate him again, give him another big burst. So if anything, this period helps him the most”.
Absolutely worst for Federer. Even a 15 minute break is torture when you're 38 :cautious:
 

Indigo

Semi-Pro
Federer is the luckiest tennis player ever if he keeps his records due to global pandemic. What is the point in discussing or even mentioning GOAT race any more ever again? It is equivalent to someone murdering Nadal and Novak to stop them reach the record.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
This is not a right time for having any sport events during the outbreak.

I hope they will cancel RG and USO.
 

Yugram

Legend
Federer is the luckiest tennis player ever if he keeps his records due to global pandemic. What is the point in discussing or even mentioning GOAT race any more ever again? It is equivalent to someone murdering Nadal and Novak to stop them reach the record.
Relax. They still have a lot of time ahead, and this break may actually help their longevity in 3-5 years perspective. But of course Federer’s main records are asterisked from now on. (Not like they weren’t already, honestly speaking)
 

KINGROGER

G.O.A.T.
Federer is the luckiest tennis player ever if he keeps his records due to global pandemic. What is the point in discussing or even mentioning GOAT race any more ever again? It is equivalent to someone murdering Nadal and Novak to stop them reach the record.
Relax. They still have a lot of time ahead, and this break may actually help their longevity in 3-5 years perspective. But of course Federer’s main records are asterisked from now on. (Not like they weren’t already, honestly speaking)
This forum is approaching YouTube levels of **** posting.
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
Federer is the luckiest tennis player ever if he keeps his records due to global pandemic. What is the point in discussing or even mentioning GOAT race any more ever again? It is equivalent to someone murdering Nadal and Novak to stop them reach the record.
The state of irate Djokovic fans, smh. Calm down.
 

Robert F

Semi-Pro
Hurts Serena the most. Her main motivation is slams and taking those opportunties away can be deflating.
Then Djoker. If the world were normal he would have probably picked up #18 and a good chance for #19. Now he has to catch up next year. There is a chance he might only make 20-22 slams if the younger guys start picking up their games.
Then Fed. Takes away some chances, but he's in the stage where he needs to be set up for a good run, and rest especially after surgery might only benefit him. Seems his team really knows how to periodize his training for the big moments.
Nadal the least if RG goes. Could a fresh Djoker challenge Nadal if the US Open is cancelled? If that place turns into a hospital, will they have time to shut it down for it to run in September?
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Roddick as fluent and interesting to listen to as ever.

Interesting that he was introduced as a Hall of Famer whilst Austin, also a Hall of Famer, was just introduced as herself. :cool:
Yes l picked up on that, also that Roddick spoke about how much the US Open meant to him with no mention that Austin won the title TWICE.
That said, at least Roddick referred to one of Austin's wins.
I saw Austin play the Legends at Wimbledon. I was amazed at how well she volleys.
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
Rafa was too favorite to win RG, Novak second/third...

Novak was top favorite to win Wimbledon, he won last 2... Federer was second favorite, but if he didn't win last one he wont probably win ever.. .
At USO Rafa and Novak are two favorites, they won 3last editions, Federer won 12years ago...

Well, Novak won last two editions of Wimbledon, and he is not narrowly favorite against Federer as you said, he is huge favorite.. . He won 3 finals in a row against Federer, last year he played as poor as he might, and Federer played as good as he can, and still Novak won. That won't repeat... And, don't forget Federer was automatically for injury....
Rose tinted glasses.

Federer played a good match but was poor in the big points throughtout and Djokovic was super-clutch throughout. To say it was weak Djokovic is ridiculous. It certainly wasn't anywhere near Federer's best and he still looked the better player for the most part.

Not a one-off either. Every one of their 4 matches at Wimbledon has been super tight.
 
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