The last time?

#5
I don’t understand how the answer to 2 isn’t an obvious, “Hell, yes, I have been fed up of their matches since 2009,” but no arguing with taste.

I don’t think the answer to 1 is quite so obvious, but I would just about say no to it.
 
#15
It is extremely likely they end up meeting again at Wimbledon in a semifinal so I'd be shocked if this is the last.
It's not "extremely likely." For one thing, there's only a 50% chance they'll be in the same half as each other, and if they're not in the same half as each other, they can't meet in the semis. They could meet in the final, but it's certainly less than a 50% chance that either of them will get through Djokovic. And even if they are in the same half, it's at the very least not guaranteed that they both make the semis, which means that the chances of them meeting in the Wimbledon semis is less than 50% and so it's more unlikely that they meet there than that they don't.
 
#16
It's not "extremely likely." For one thing, there's only a 50% chance they'll be in the same half as each other, and if they're not in the same half as each other, they can't meet in the semis. They could meet in the final, but it's certainly less than a 50% chance that either of them will get through Djokovic. And even if they are in the same half, it's at the very least not guaranteed that they both make the semis, which means that the chances of them meeting in the Wimbledon semis is less than 50% and so it's more unlikely that they meet there than that they don't.
With this form on clay, Fed is obviously reaching the SF at WB (who's gonna stop him?). Nadal also made the SF last year, so it is indeed perfectly possible that they will face each other at WB again (if they are in the same half of the draw).
 
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#17
With this form on clay, Fed is obviously reaching the SF at WB (who's gonna stop him?). Nadal also made the SF last year, so it is indeed likely that they will face each other at WB again (if they are in the same half of the draw).
But the "if" part is what makes it unlikely overall, because it means that the chances max out at 50%, so unless the chances of them both making the semis are 100%, the chance of them playing in the semis is less than 50%. The chances of them both making the semis are indeed high, but they are not 100% - there is the risk of injury, for one thing. So, them playing in the Wimbledon semis: < 50% chance; them not playing in the Wimbledon semis: > 50% chance.
 
#18
But the "if" part is what makes it unlikely overall, because it means that the chances max out at 50%, so unless the chances of them both making the semis are 100%, the chance of them playing in the semis is less than 50%. The chances of them both making the semis are indeed high, but they are not 100% - there is the risk of injury, for one thing. So, them playing in the Wimbledon semis: < 50% chance; them not playing in the Wimbledon semis: > 50% chance.
Don't know the exact percentages, but it wouldn't be surprising at all.
 
#21
With this form on clay, Fed is obviously reaching the SF at WB (who's gonna stop him?). Nadal also made the SF last year, so it is indeed perfectly possible that they will face each other at WB again (if they are in the same half of the draw).
I wouldnt be so sure, upsets happen more often on grass and Fed might struggle to back this up at his age, we shouldnt make light of how taxing the clay/grass season is even with more time between RG and Wimbledon now

Nadal is still a mystery to me after his struggles at Wimbledon but the great run last year. But yes it looks more possible than a few years back
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
#30
All Fedal encounters at RG have been tediously one-sided (a bit less in 2007 when Nadal had physical issues).
What we really need is a Fedal at USO. It hurts their rivalry a lot that they’ve never met in one of the slams.
 
#35
Well, it's impossible to answer "yes" to either of these questions when the entire chorus of young players keep singing "No, no, no, no, noooooooooo!". I guess they are big fans of the two... eh... devotees... Maybe Tsitsipas will sing solo and won't be a member of this chorus?
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
#36
1. No.

2. Depends. Is Fed going to win all the remaining ones? If not, then yes. If he is, then no. ;) j/k

Serious answer to 2, I hope they play at the USO. After that I don't care.
It's the only major where they haven't played each other, so it'd be fitting if they finally played there, considering theirs is one of the greatest rivalries across all sports.
 
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