When will Roger win his 21st slam?

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#1
Am guessing Wimbledon is the BEST slam to do it for he is the grass king. I am only afraid of Novak because of his nervy matches but I say he iss a lock, I dont see anyone in the field taking 3 sets from Roger, but who knows may be he will pull off french if nads out early,
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#4
Probably Wimbledon. It's tough to find a few credible players who can stop him from winning it. Maybe Cilic or Kyrgios on their best days could pose an issue but otherwise I just don't see Federer losing there unless his health isn't good.
 

Rosstour

Professional
#11
Am guessing Wimbledon is the BEST slam to do it for he is the grass king. I am only afraid of Novak because of his nervy matches but I say he iss a lock, I dont see anyone in the field taking 3 sets from Roger, but who knows may be he will pull off french if nads out early,
Declaration:The one/more who guess this right can see the future, he is the one!
Djokovic probably won't even play W this year. Not sure if Murray will either.

If they do, they will be at far less than 100%.

Rafa hasn't been relevant at W for years.

Also, Fed's draws will be easier this year because of how well he did last year. So right now is his window, if he can avoid upsets from younger players.
 
#12
Djokovic probably won't even play W this year. Not sure if Murray will either.

If they do, they will be at far less than 100%.

Rafa hasn't been relevant at W for years.

Also, Fed's draws will be easier this year because of how well he did last year. So right now is his window, if he can avoid upsets from younger players.
I agree its Roger's to lose at the moment assuming he's healthy then.

I doubt Rafa makes it through the first week. But, if he does then he becomes dangerous after the grass has been stomped to dirt. Its been a long time since he's been a factor though.
 
#13
Am guessing Wimbledon is the BEST slam to do it for he is the grass king. I am only afraid of Novak because of his nervy matches but I say he iss a lock, I dont see anyone in the field taking 3 sets from Roger, but who knows may be he will pull off french if nads out early,
Declaration:The one/more who guess this right can see the future, he is the one!
Djokovic needs to actually get to Federer in the draw first. He is done until proven otherwise. Why should he get the benefit of the doubt when Federer was told to retire and don't bother trying? Now "the show is on the other foot".
 
#14
I agree its Roger's to lose at the moment assuming he's healthy then.

I doubt Rafa makes it through the first week. But, if he does then he becomes dangerous after the grass has been stomped to dirt. Its been a long time since he's been a factor though.
Nadal needs to show he can go deep at WB again and shouldn't get an automatic pass.
 
#22
He was capable of beating Gilles Muller at last year's WB, did that happen? Also what type pressure will Nadal be under when WB comes around?
Muller has Rafa's number at Wimbledon. If he had gotten past him, there's no telling how the tournament would have gone. Maybe he even makes it to the finals. Roger still wins in that scenario IMO btw.

As for pressure, I believe he's under pressure already. Nerves could play a factor at RG if he finds himself in a close match. Odds are that he won't have to worry about a close match, but you never know.

Grass is already a nerve racking ordeal for him since its not naturally suited for his game. Couple that with pressure to keep up with Roger at a tournament that Fed has won 8 times and is current favorite. Yes, it's a potential recipe for extreme nerves.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
#23
Federer himself will be able to handle Nadal if they meet at Wimbledon.

The smart money is on another irrelevant showing for Rafa there though. Following his mandatory RG victory, of course.
 
#28
Wimbledon ,The young players couldnt do anything against Fed the last year - he beat them with no problem.From the Top 4 - Nadal will probably be defeated in the early rounds and Murray is not sure whether he will even play.Djokovic is probably the biggest threat but it depends on his form
 
#34
Wimbledon ,The young players couldnt do anything against Fed the last year - he beat them with no problem.From the Top 4 - Nadal will probably be defeated in the early rounds and Murray is not sure whether he will even play.Djokovic is probably the biggest threat but it depends on his form
Djoker.....lolol.....he can't grind out fed now as his days of pure athelticism are over. So federer has a clear matchup advantage against him regardless of age, due to fed's variety and all-court attacking game, smooth and effortless
 
#35
Djoker.....lolol.....he can't grind out fed now as his days of pure athelticism are over. So federer has a clear matchup advantage against him regardless of age, due to fed's variety and all-court attacking game, smooth and effortless
Also the way Fed moves and is fit, I think Fed can even now grind Djoker if he decides to. Because, Fed is fresher in finals due to easy early rounds and superior fitness.

Look how Fed grinded some points vs Wawrinka, Nishikori and Nadal with great success.

How about Fed in the fifth winning longer points vs Rafa? Fed now wins longer points even vs grinders lol, that's the beauty of it.
 
#37
Also the way Fed moves and is fit, I think Fed can even now grind Djoker if he decides to. Because, Fed is fresher in finals due to easy early rounds and superior fitness.

Look how Fed grinded some points vs Wawrinka, Nishikori and Nadal with great success.

How about Fed in the fifth winning longer points vs Rafa? Fed now wins longer points even vs grinders lol, that's the beauty of it.
Yes that's 100% true my friend. But we don't want him to convert to a grinder forever and end like rafa or djok. Federer and Kyrgios are the only players who possess the game which is likeable.
AO17 is the very exceptional win and only fed can do this, even though people expected djok to repeat what fed did in 2017 AO, at A018, I did not agree with them.
We all are gonna miss feddy buddy after 2020.... Smooth, effortless, beautiful and attacking tennis is likely to stay MIA after that. Baseline grinders will be killing each other (with the possible exception of shapovalov and Kyrgios)
 
#38
He should do it now or never. He's not getting any younger and there's no guarantee he will maintain his current level of tennis. If 21st is to happen, that should happen at Wimby 18.
 
#39
Gotta strike while the iron is hot at RG! Can you imagine the sheer butthurt at Fedr owning double career slam? It would melt down all tennis forums.
 
#42
The safest bet has to be this year's Wimby. Competition on grass as of right now seems miserable, there is not even a younger player that specializes in this surface and can naturally progress(as in clay, where Thiem will probably became some sort of Rafa's successor), so I'm predicting another W there for Roger, although with more problems than last year(zoning Cilic or even Berdych is always a problem, especially on such upset-prone surface).
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
#43
Probably Wimbledon. It's tough to find a few credible players who can stop him from winning it. Maybe Cilic or Kyrgios on their best days could pose an issue but otherwise I just don't see Federer losing there unless his health isn't good.
If he stays healthy, Roger will probably with this year's Wimbledon. Nick is too immature and inconsistent to win a slam. Cilic would have to play his USO win level, which is not likely. There just are no other great or near great grass players today
 
#44
definitely think it's gonna be wimby 2018.
only reasonsfor fedr to even consider FO imo are
1) he's well aware his career is not gonna last forever and he'd like to play there one last time
2) beating nadal at FO would elevate him from goaterer to goderer
 
#45
I think he's (Nadal) capable. Capable and actually doing it are two different things.
Yeah, if he gets a draw of 5’7” dudes in the 1st week (at Wimbledon).....

Back to Fed - obviously Wimbledon. But I wouldn’t put it past the USO to make sure the courts/balls are fast to give him some help - ratings gold.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
#46
Yeah, if he gets a draw of 5’7” dudes in the 1st week (at Wimbledon).....

Back to Fed - obviously Wimbledon. But I wouldn’t put it past the USO to make sure the courts/balls are fast to give him some help - ratings gold.
Last USO was one of the slowest ones in a decade, why would they flip the script completely this year? I'm sure Fed winning would have gotten great ratings last year too, what with it being his dream comeback year and all.
 
#47
I think that winning the Wimbledon 2018 seems the most likely. But it would be nice if he wins USO 2018 ten years after his last victory there... and of course it would be nicer if winning the USO 2018 is his 22nd slam!!!
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
#48
Last USO was one of the slowest ones in a decade, why would they flip the script completely this year? I'm sure Fed winning would have gotten great ratings last year too, what with it being his dream comeback year and all.
Strange how we go from Cincy and those fast conditions to USO. This is even worse now then when Madrid was taking place a week before RG.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
#50
Strange how we go from Cincy and those fast conditions to USO. This is even worse now then when Madrid was taking place a week before RG.
Yep, really makes no sense, lead-up tourneys to slams playing so differently than the slam itself. Can't remember the speed index but I think even smaller USO series tourneys like Washington also played fast.

Real twilight zone stuff the way AO and USO switched their roles in modern tennis.
 
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