The chance of Serena winning another slam is far greater than Fed winning another slam

YommieSan

New User
Think about it. Serena can easily make a slam final. Fed cannot make a slam final. There are now so many players who can take out Fed at slams before the final. Cilic. Tsitsipas. Dimitrov. Medvedev. All can do that. Once Serena gets that mental hurdle out of the way, watch out.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
Serena has easily made her last 4 slam finals because of ridiculously easy draws. Which may have actually hurt her as her competition in the finals has been much tougher.

I'd say Feds window of opportunity to win another slam has shrunk down to one more year. He'll play one more year after that and hope for a miracle. Same for Serena. Predict Fed and Serena will hang up their jock straps and retire at the same time.
 

mahesh69a

Rookie
Serena is playing in a field where she is the only decent champion - the others are mostly unpredictable mugs (who can go on a hot streak to win a slam and lose in the first couple of rounds at the next slam).
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Serena is playing in a field where she is the only decent champion - the others are mostly unpredictable mugs (who can go on a hot streak to win a slam and lose in the first couple of rounds at the next slam).
Why isn't she ranked #1 then?
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
It's much, much harder to win slams in best of 5 (men) than best of 3 (women) when you're pushing 39.

Having said that, Fed could easily have won this USO had he not met an inspired Dimitrov.

Luck of the draw.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
Think about it. Serena can easily make a slam final. Fed cannot make a slam final. There are now so many players who can take out Fed at slams before the final. Cilic. Tsitsipas. Dimitrov. Medvedev. All can do that. Once Serena gets that mental hurdle out of the way, watch out.
Did you watch Wimbledon?
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
Why compare men's Bo5 slams to women's Bo3 slams? They're not the same product, so the difficulty in winning either is different. The truth of the matter is, women's slams are essentially IW/MIA events played by unseeded players (unseeded players need to win 7 matches for the title, like Osaka did when she won IW18 unseeded). But instead of winning 7 matches at IW/MIA over 1.5 weeks, WTA slams give them 2 weeks to do the same, effectively making the slams easier. Kerber presents a strong case to this. She has 3 slams, but zero masters-equivalent.

But your OP is not wrong. It is definitely easier for Serena to bag a slam than Fedr going forward, not the least of which being that Fedr has to deal with two GOAT-level players, while Serena has zero ATGs in her path, let alone GOAT-level players.

I actually thought Serena had a great shot at winning USO19 after her 1R match against Sharapova. Her level dropped by the finals, and she was a bundle of nerves with her 1st serves going AWOL. That didn't help. She should have her chances next year. After that, hard to say.
 

mahesh69a

Rookie
Why isn't she ranked #1 then?
I think rankings are meaningless when she has 23 slams and the nearest current player has around 5.
Its like if Djokovic/Nadal is the last of the big 3 to retire and their only goal is to push the slam benchmark and they are playing a bunch of mugs (the best of the bunch may only have a maximum of 3 slams).
 
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