Will Federer ever win the French Open

Will Federer ever win the FO?

  • Yes Federer will win the FO oneday

    Votes: 84 65.6%
  • No Federer will never win the the FO

    Votes: 44 34.4%

  • Total voters
    128

jelle v

Hall of Fame
I don't know if Federer can win a French Open, I sure do hope so. To be honest, i think it will be very very very difficult with Nadal around. I do no think it is impossible. If Federer plays his absolute 100% and Nadal plays like 97% it definitely is possible for Federer to beat Nadal at the French (imo), but still will be pretty difficult. If Nadal keeps playing at 100% there is probably no one who can defeat him the coming years at Roland Garros.

For the most part yes. There are very few grinders left on the tour.
So Nadal is playing in a weak clay court era?
 
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carlos djackal

Professional
presently i don't think he has the will to win it but three years ago....i have no doubt he could have won it but he just played the wrong game agianst rafa that time...
 

lawrence

Hall of Fame
how can someone make the last 3 consecutive finals of a slam and be considered bad at it?

smh @ some of the people on this forum
 

gj011

Banned
As Federe said, he does NOT have clay problem and he just has Nadal problem on clay.

Just like Ivanesvic who did not have grass problem but Sampras problem.

If not Sampras, Ivanesvic could have won 3-4 Wimbledon's.
If not Nadal, Federer could have won 3-4 French Open.

Just like Ivanesvic, Federer will win French one day.... He grew up on clay and he is a slam worth clay courter. He just has to keep trying....
There is one flaw in this logic. Ivanisevic and Sampras are the same age, while Nadal is 5 years younger than Federer.
 

jelle v

Hall of Fame
There is one flaw in this logic. Ivanisevic and Sampras are the same age, while Nadal is 5 years younger than Federer.
Why is that a flaw.. comparison still stands. Both players get faced with a player that dominate on a particular surface and both player would probably have more Grand Slam titles on that particular surface if it weren't for the dominant player.
 

gj011

Banned
Why is that a flaw.. comparison still stands. Both players get faced with a player that dominate on a particular surface and both player would probably have more Grand Slam titles on that particular surface if it weren't for the dominant player.
Flaw is concluding that Federer will win FO at the end, like Ivanisevic won Wimbledon.
He won't because he is 5 years older than the dominant player standing in his way.
 
That's because it's dull, and nobody wants to play like a grinder.
I dont know...I am sure a lot of people would not mind being able to play like Nadal and I certainly find Rafa VERY exciting.

Besides what you dont get is that its not the style of play that makes tennis exciting ......but rather its the clash of styles that makes tennis exciting.

For example.....watching two serve and volleyers is BORING!!!!!! By the same token watching two baseliners is BORING!!!!!

But watching a clash of styles like Federer and Nadal, or Agassi and Sampras, or Mcenroe and Borg is what makes tennis exciting.
 

All-rounder

Legend
I dont know...I am sure a lot of people would not mind being able to play like Nadal and I certainly find Rafa VERY exciting.

Besides what you dont get is that its not the style of play that makes tennis exciting ......but rather its the clash of styles that makes tennis exciting.

For example.....watching two serve and volleyers is BORING!!!!!! By the same token watching two baseliners is BORING!!!!!

But watching a clash of styles like Federer and Nadal, or Agassi and Sampras, or Mcenroe and Borg is what makes tennis exciting.
I agree on your point watching two players with the same style is boring hence why two grinders is boring to me the way serve and volley is boring to you
 

All-rounder

Legend
That is correct, but that does not mean Federer will win FO, when Nadal does not win it if that happens.
If nadal doesn't win FO then its everyone for the taking the way it should be not almost every player on tour giving up when they see nadal + clay
 
I agree on your point watching two players with the same style is boring hence why two grinders is boring to me the way serve and volley is boring to you
no they are both equally boring to me.

Do you like watching two serve and volleyers play all day?? The points are over in a second. BORING!
 

Blade0324

Hall of Fame
I gotta say no Federer will never win a FO title. He has been as close as he's gonna get. Whoever said that Nole will be the next winner of the FO is quite right IMO. Although I believe Nadal will win 2 more before that time. In all honestly it doesn't much matter to me who wins it this year or next or any other for that matter, as long as Federer doesn't win it. Just not a fan of him or his game.
 
Congrats to Roger........

Its been rough for him this year.

But thye final was sort of boring and it just goes to show you that Roger and Rafa need each other.


Its just not the same. Lets face it , as far as entertainment value this was a terrible final.

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vtmike

Banned
You can't put Fed and "winning FO" in the same sentence.:)
Im sorry but he just plays the wrong style of tennis to win at the FO.
Nope. Too late. Had his chances, and didn't take them. The window is closed for him now.
The next FO winner after Nadal will be Nole. Not this year though.
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