Recap: How Many Grand Slams Can Federer Win?

Today is my birthday so I felt like a post would be in order. I also felt like Roger’s epic performance at the Masters Cup was the best possible birthday present from a Fedfanatic’s perspective. So I’d like to dedicate this post to all my readers who have followed my blog so faithfully over the last couple of years, and for their faithful support of the GOAT as well. Of course not all Fedfans are faithful. Some are just there for their personal glory and couldn’t really care much about the man himself. You only get out what you put in as a Fedfan. I started this blog at the end of 2008 when Roger had his worst year on tour since rising to dominance, so I don’t think anyone can accuse me of being unfaithful. In fact I kind of like the more vulnerable version of Roger. As one of my readers recently put it; he is easier to identify with.

When he was in his prime and so utterly dominant, it was very easy to be his fan. Roger Federer was the one certain thing in an uncertain world. Where daily life was filled with it’s inevitable disappointments and imperfections, Roger was the one peRFect thing that you could always depend on. The dominance of this GOAT in his prime was something unheard of. When he lost a match it was a shock. It was all over the news; Roger Federer had actually lost a match. Yes, he was that dominant. But then came 2008, mono, and a fella named Rafael Nadal. The season of 2008 was in many ways a fall from grace. Roger Federer was after all human. After winning non of the first three slams in 2008, Roger hit back to claim his fifth consecutive US Open title. It seemed like he put the disappointment of 2008 behind him with that win, and I expected that 2009 would be another great season.

In a way I was right, but what I didn’t know was that the worst was still ahead. I felt like 2009 was a fresh start and expected much from Roger at the Australian Open that year. When he faced Nadal in the final it was an opportunity to put that painful Wimbledon 2008 loss behind him. But if Roger was hurt of the Wimby 2008 loss, Nadal was now torturing him by beating him in Australia. I don’t have to go into details. You know all about it. The rest of 2009 was good, but of course Nadal slumped after Australia. After Madrid to be exact, which was the turning point for both Roger and Nadal. The beginning of 2010 was certainly better than the beginning of 2009, with Roger winning his fourth slam in Australia. But then after a trip for his charity to Ethiopia and a bout with lung infection, things took a turn for the worse.

This time it was Roger who slumped and Nadal who regained dominance. Nadal went on a even hotter streak than in 2008 when he won the French, Wimby, and the Olympic Gold. He won three slams in a row, completing the career slam in the process. Roger on the other hand looked like he was slumping to new lows. He lost before the semis of a slam for the first time in 23 starts at the French Open, ending one of the most incredible streaks in tennis history. Surely it will never be broken. Roger then also lost in the quarter finals of Wimbledon, but only after barely escaping a first round shock upset. It was all just a bit painful to behold. Roger Federer have never suffered such a confidence crisis in his life probably. He was losing to lower ranked players all over the place. Baghdatis, Gulbis, Montanes, and Hewitt to name a few.

As if that wasn’t enough, he lost to Baghdatis and Berdych after having match points. Those matches pretty much started his slump. After that it was just one low point after the other. It was difficult being a Fedfanatic because the one perfect thing in our world had become the opposite; mentally brittle and vulnerable. If Roger had become human in 2008, he had now become almost less than human. Or that’s what it felt like from the perspective of a fanatic anyway. Where he was once the one thing you could depend on in an inconsistent world, he had now become synonymous with that world. He was a mere mortal like all of us, experiencing disappointment and loss on a regular basis like the rest of us. For this reason it was kind of understandable that so many Fedfanatics could not hide their disappointed with Roger.

Because they got used to such high standards from Roger over the years they were spoiled, and seeing Roger so fragile and mortal basically disgusted them. But were things really that desperate? Personally I knew after Wimbledon that something had to give. Roger couldn’t go on like this. So when I heard he was going to do a test with Paul Annacone, I was relieved. If anything it showed me that he realized himself that something had to change. When the hard court season in North America began, things took a turn for the better almost immediately. The key match which turned everything around in my mind was the one against Berdych in Toronto. Berdych had beaten Roger in Miami after being match points down, and he also eliminated Roger from his favorite slam at Wimbledon. Roger had a score to settle.

Such a thoughtful guy this Roger :-)

I really sensed the importance of this match. And as the match progressed, it got more and more important. I even vowed to stop blogging if Roger lost this match. It was now or never. Berdych served for the match in the final set, yet Roger managed to pull off the impossible and won it in the third set breaker. I was banging on and on for months about Roger needing to grind out one big match which would get him back on track, and this was the one. After that match Roger went from strength to strength. But the battle was far from won. Roger still lost before the final of the US Open for the first time in six years, and that after having match points against Djokovic. In Shanghai Roger got revenge over Djokovic in the semis, showing signs of JesusFed resurrection. But in the final he was obliterated by Murray as his evil twin Federror showed up once more.

Clearly he was still not what he once was. He won titles in Stockholm and his home town Basel, and it seemed like he was making progress once more. Yet in Paris he suffered yet another very disappointing loss in the semis against Monfils after having five match points. Again it seemed like Roger may never find his best form again. Roger had come a long way since his defeat at the hands of Berdych at Wimby, yet something was still missing. And I knew he desperately needed to salvage something more from the 2010 season after Nadal’s almost complete dominance. I didn’t hold out much hope after the Monfils loss. Had Roger really made any significant progress at all? He still didn’t show he can beat more than one of the top four in one event, and here he was losing again after being match points up.

But what transpired at the Masters Cup settled all my doubts and more. He beat everyone in the top five, dropping only one set in the process. Things could not possibly have worked out any better, especially given that he beat Nadal in the final. It was a dream end to the year. It makes all the struggles worth while, knowing that he real GOAT is back and that he will be around for a long time to come still. There comes times of deep doubt as a player and as a fan where the future seems uncertain and bleak. At these times you simply have to dig deep and keep the faith. There is no other way. It is normal to have doubts and fears during these times, but the important thing is not to give up. Roger loved the game enough that he dug deep and grinded it out until he was well and truly back again. Let this be a lesson for all of us.

As a fan there were moments of deep doubt, but I always believed deep down that Roger was not done and that he still had the magic. And because I didn’t give up I got the best possible reward. The future looks bright now, even though Roger is 29. Age is merely a number now. There is no telling how much Roger can still achieve in the game. He is truly different than any player in the history of the sport. He is the exception to every rule. His rare talent and unique personality makes this possible. So the question is, how many more grand slam titles can he win? How far can he really take this? For me personally it is hard to tell, just because with Roger you can never tell. This is something I learned a long time ago, while the critics still haven’t learned it and never will. You cannot put a limit on Roger. It is just that simple.

For most of this year it seemed like he could add one or two more slams to his resume, but now it seems he can reach the twenty mark. I have remarked that this is an exciting time in his career because there are so many records at stake. Every slam that he wins from here on is a record. If he wins the Australian he becomes the first man to win five titles there. If he wins the French Open he becomes the first man to win two career slams(although I stand corrected on this). If he wins Wimbledon he equals Sampras’ record of seven titles. If he wins the US Open he becomes the first man in the open era to win six titles there. Personally I would love for him to win a seventh Wimby and a sixth US Open, but it would also be great if he can win the most Oz Open titles and win a second career slam at the French.

But if I was given a choice right now it would be the Oz Open next year, if it is just to stop Nadal from winning four straight slams. But I want to hear from you how many slams you think Roger can still win. He is not planning on quitting any time soon that’s for sure. He has said he wants to play after the 2012 Olympics still, and I’m sure he will. He will only be something like 31, and he could probably carry on until 35 if he really wants to. You just can’t tell with Roger. He loves the game so much and he takes care of his body very well. So how many more slams do you think he can win? But try to keep it realistic as well. Don’t say something like 25 slams unless you truly believe it. Personally I predicted a long time ago that he will win 18 slams. I now believe he can pass that. If he reaches the 20 mark I think it would be incredible.

Over to you.

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47 Comments

  1. I picked 20 because, just before the USO if I’m not mistaken, that was the specific Slam count (20)Roger told reporters that he wanted to achieve. I had my doubts pre-USO. But since then and especially after having seen how he actually blew Nadal off the court last Sunday (no, dearest Nadal fans, this time your guy wasn’t injured, too tired etc. He was simply overpowered, he lost momemtum and equilibrium and was stunned into submission in the 1st and 3rd sets by an older but faster and smarter player)I now believe if Roger set his mind for 20 Slams, he will probably reach his goal. I’m more optimistic now also because I think Roger has been clever enough to hire the right coach and assemble an effective team who will be dedicated to helping him towards his goal. Alas, now we’ll have to wait and see.

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  2. Hello Ru-an, A belated Happy Birthday to you with best wishes included. Hope you don’t mind if I chat a bit with you instead of making comments about tennis technique which I am not qualified to do anyway. You know I am a faithful reader of your blog, am an ardent Fedfan. The day Roger won THE title in London, beat Nadal, I jumped for joy,(not really, with 85 it’s bit hard to do) my first thought went to you, Ru-an, as you would be extremely happy about this win, you deserve to be congratulated, too.
    Now another matter, don’t know if you have access to the Wall Street Journal of USA, November 30, issue has a full-page ad congratulating Roger Federer. He looks mighty handsome in his tennis gear with his racquet. The ad is sponsored by Credit Suisse. The headline reads “7 world class opponents, 5 matches played, One Credit Suisse applauding the best of the best.” It goes on with a more very positive congratulatory message.
    credit-suisse.com/rogerfederer
    Keep up the good work you do.
    Kind regards,
    Dolores

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thank you Dolores! It means a lot coming from one of my long time readers. Thanks for supporting my blog and Roger so faithfully all this time! I wish you all the best.

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    Elvis Reply:

    I think that Federer will have 18majors at the end of his career…i don’t see him winning 4 more majors 9to make it 20 in total) unless nadal has another slump as in 2009. Nadal is a beast when he is fit and it will be difficult for federer to win against him in a match of 5 sets as he gets older…there are also other young talents rising but for the moment, rafa seems to be the biggest threat for roger…i would say 1 grand slam in 2011 and 1 more in 2012…

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    Ru-an Reply:

    That would be fine by me but you can never predict what Roger will do. Just about anything is possible for him.

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    Elvis Reply:

    sure, non one can predict federer’s future..but you can make your predictions based on his opponent’s form…mainly rafa nadal…if he stays fit, he will be the favourite on all the majors…federer can stay number 2 and win 1-2 majors per year and there is nothing to be ashamed of…the problem that most roger federer fans we do have is that we want him to have another year like 2006(with 3 majors, 5 defeats, 4master series,etc..)…honestly i don’t think that he’ll have another year with more than 5-6 titles…as long as he wins at least a major per year, i’m fine…i don’t expect him to dominate the field as he used to…18-19 majors in the end seems reasonable…20 majors is difficult but possible…it means 4 more majors…..do u really believe he can pull it off? if he does, i’ll be the 1st 2 congratulate him!!!!

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  3. Ooops, forgot, love Roger’s birthday cake for you, Ru-an, pretty clever of you!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Dolores someone made it for me!

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  4. Many happy returns of the day, Ru-an. Always a pleasure to read your blog and the comments of other posters. Wishing you greater successes in everything. And I hope Roger gets to the 20 he had benchmarked for himself.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Bragi. Hope to see many more of your interesting comments!

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  5. Hi Ru-an.
    Happy birthday!!! I hope u had a great day.
    I was looking online earlier and I found this article- http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/530042-nadal-federer-djokovic-murray-and-del-potro-outlooks-for-2011
    The person who wrote it doesn’t really go into a lot of detail but they also seem very positive. I think that when you think about 2011 first you have to think about who would win the slams if Nadal doesn’t!!? Murray? Maybe but unlikely- perhaps he’ll get one but he chokes big time on the big stage. He usually loses in straight sets when the big pressure is on so god knows how he’d cope in the 5th set of a slam championship match.
    Then there’s Novak? He’s a solid player but his transition game to the net just isn’t good enough imo. He’s back to where is was in 2008 now but he’s not evolving like Roger and Rafa. Del Potro will prob spend all of 2011 trying to get some ranking points back and will struggle to recover fully. Berdych isn’t hugely improving. Maybe soderling? He could be a contender in the French and US Open but went out 1st round in Aus Open this year. Could someone outside the top 5 win a slam? I doubt it. Roger and Rafa have won 21 of the last 23 slams for a reason. They are better than everyone out there at the moment. So that includes everyone in the top 100. And amazingly they keep improving!
    So really for 2011 there are 4 slams and 2 players who can win every one. I fancy Roger for the Aus Open and US Open. Those are the 2 events where Rafa has done worst at. Made the final twice in both events and won but he’s still not happy on hard courts. He can adapt but I still see him hitting his high loopy forehand at the moment and I don’t think he’ll change as it wins him so many points on clay.
    Roger should win Aus Open and US Open. At wimbledon he’ll also be the favourite and if he’s perfected his serve and volley game by then he will be in the final again. But I think he’ll be facing Rafa in that final so either of them could win. Obviously the French Open is a given for Rafa unless he gets greedy and plays barcelona- his team make some odd decisions (why play so many events in asia after us open- sure he gets great appearance fees but is that money going to repair shattered knee caps!!?) Also if Roger closes the gap for the number 1 ranking Rafa may feel he has to play barcelona and then that may weaken him for the french open as he’ll obviously also play monte carlo which roger normally misses so he can rest. If Rafa schedules correctly he’ll defo win in Paris on his beloved red dirt.
    So that’s my view for what it’s worth- I think it’s difficult to predict what will happen beyond next year because in 2012 Roger will be so so focused on one tournament that no one else will be as concerned with- the Olympics!! That worries me a bit because I think he’ll re-arrange his whole schedule to make sure he’s ready for that and it could impact upon his grand slam performance and ranking overall. Next year is the perfect time for him to get 2 more slams and maybe even a third at Wimbledon by beating his great rival.
    So if he has 2 next year, then maybe 1 the year after I predict 1 final special slam when he’s older (like pistol pete). So I’m going with 20 too.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    First of all thanks for the b-day wishes Andrew. I think your comment is pretty much spot on. Couldnt agree more.

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    Andrew Reply:

    Wow I got a perfect ‘spot on’ response from the King of the Blog!! :-) I am genuinely pleased (no sarcasm at all)

    I had to spend 10 minutes explaining to my boss yesterday why the head-to-head between Rafa and Roger means very little. To someone who doesn’t understand tennis it’s quite difficult as they don’t understand the different surfaces! Also when i’d finished he said ‘so the next time they play is at wimbledone right?’
    This also helps to show that the British people don’t really know that tennis takes place for 11 months of the year and they think it starts at Queens and ends at Wimbledon! Very annoying

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Haha thats funny what you said about the British. Well im glad you pleased. And i was serious. Your tennis knowledge is very good, and you havent followed the game for that long right? Maybe my blog had something to do with that? :-) I totally agreed with everything you said, especially the part about Rogers best chances at slams will be at the HC slams next year. Nadal will be tough to beat on the natural surfaces. Obviously i would love to see Roger beat Nadal in the Wimby final after the 2008 loss and of course it is possible. But the hard courts is where i feel Roger has the best chance. Someone like Murray also has a better chance of beating Nadal on hard, while on grass or clay it will be hard.

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    steve Reply:

    I’m not sure Roger shares that attitude. After all, he turned what had been a weakness against Nadal (his backhand) into a strength. Why shouldn’t he be able to beat the best even on the surfaces least favorable to his game?

    It’s not characteristic of him to give up ground to his opponents. Why should he concede the clay courts to Nadal? Or grass, which is his favorite surface.

    Like a true champion he still wants to win it all, that’s one of the reasons I like him so much.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    He was able to turn the bh into a strength because there is a 30cm difference in height of ball bounce between clay and the WTF. That makes a huge difference. On clay he simply cant be as attacking as he is on indoor hard. It was probably the best possible conditions for Roger to face Nadal, other than maybe Paris. It allowed him to play his attacking game and put Nadal under pressure. I will be very happy if he could repeat this at the AO, which will already be much harder. Im not saying its impossible to beat Nadal on clay, but it will be extremely hard and i dont expect it of Roger.

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    Jiten Reply:

    “Why shouldn’t he be able to beat the best even on the surfaces least favorable to his game?”

    I completely agree. Fed was thought to be invincible on grass as much as Rafa is on clay these days. If Rafa can turn the tide, why cannot Fed? I strongly believe, with proper planning, training and strategy, that 30cm advantage (disadvantage) could be tackled; didn’t we see some signs of that in the WTF finals? A close look at the first set of the Rome 2006 final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLlXiCnvLs) against Rafa still makes me believe Fed’s game has everything in order to beat Rafa on clay regularly. With all his experience and Paul (he is a better strategist than Toni Nadal) by his side, Fed can definitely win French open once again. And I am not talking tall.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Ru-an!

    “The season of 2008 was in many ways a fall from grace. Roger Federer was after all human.”

    Over and above anything that I’ve read on this blog that you’ve written about Roger is your passion about Roger’s game, and your willingness to face and grow into your new understandings of him through his changes. That’s admirable. Tennis is a game, and, like all games, when played superbly we learn more about what the game actually is. It’s no surprise that tennis has been compared to both chess and boxing: does any other sport conjure such comparisons, which ought to be impossible, but are, in fact, apt? Given this, the contest between Roger and Rafa is one we need to be grateful for, and learn from.

    As a Fedaddict, I pace, scream at the TV, practice magical thinking and all the rest of it when I watch Roger confront Rafa. Something big is going on: we know that. But the fact of the matter is that we all ought to be grateful for Rafa–for in sports–in life–it’s the Other who makes us know who we really are.

    I have no predictions about the number of Slams Roger will win; I just want to watch every time he plays. Period.

    Again, Happy Birthday!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Ed! I agree with you on Nadal. Everything is the way it should be. Nadal is the right rival for Roger who pushes him to be a better player. Period. And like you said this rivalry is something big. It is just fantastic to be part of it all. And thank God its not even close to being over. Thanks for all the kind words as well!

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  7. Happy birthday, Ru-an. Thank you for your work on this blog.

    I think that Federer can get to at least 20 majors, very possibly beyond. It will take some doing, but I think he’s fully committed to doing what it takes to get there.

    Like you said, it is easier to relate to him watching him struggle with the challenges of age, the competition, and fatherhood. Because he is a remarkably open man, we have seen more of his human qualities and vulnerabilities and how he deals with losses and challenges. He has been deepened and matured by his struggles, he is a man in full.

    But even as he gets older, his spirit remains youthful. He has a purity of heart that allows him to remain essentially untainted even by so much success. You would expect someone who had won so much to be lazy, tired, and complacent, weighed down by the burden of so many great victories. But he’s still as hungry as ever, seeking to improve even further, looking ever forward to new challenges and new vistas of tennis.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Steve, and thanks for all your great comments.

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  8. Love Roger with the cake, nice present.
    Our Champion has a lot more LIFE in him yet! I have no doubts Roger will surpass Agassi(35 years old).Press and commentators write him off.They will continue to do so.Roger will continue to prove the critics all wrong.
    I really don´t care how much Slams he is going to win
    again..just hope he will continue to delight us playing his marvellous tennis as long as he can.If I have to say
    a number I´d say 22 provided he stays healthy and injury free.Go Roger you deserve to be the GOAT do not
    let anybody to hope even a little bit.Love you Rog.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    True, just the fact that he is still playing is great. Never mind the slams!

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  9. Happy Belated birthday Ru-an. Great post and it what a birthday present. I am glad I found your blog site. Nothing bring more joy then to share my obsession with other fellow Fedfanatics around the world. Hope you have a great birthday bash and more years to come :-)

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks Dippy i appreciate it :-)

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  10. Happy birthday Ruan. Thank you for your endeavours in uniting Fedfans through the blogs and great analyses.BTW, I have also put 20 as the no of GSs that Federer may achieve.Hope he, at least, achieves what most of his fans expect him to do.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks mridul ;-)

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  11. I hope for 21 or 22, but will be happy with 20.
    And Happy belated birthday to you, Ru-an. My birthday falls on one of these days too so I was really happy to see Roger with a cake ;-)

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Thanks MS ;-)

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  12. Hi Ru-an
    My tennis knowledge is pretty much solely down to things I’ve absorbed in the last 2 years. Your blog is great coz u go through all the facts and stats in a concise way so I’ve learned a lot about tennis coz of that!! I used to look on Roger’s website but you can’t really discuss the concerns you have in a constructive way.
    How come you know so much about tennis??

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Ive followed it all my life and played it most of my life as well. Anyone who spent that amount time doing something would know a lot about it.

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  13. Ruan, I am glad that you have been able to celebrate your birthday at the same time as a big win for Roger – that’s the best kind of double whammy. I did get a little bit worried though when I could count only 15 candles on your birthday cake. You must be a precocious talent! As far as Roger winning more grand slams is concerned, his performance at the WTF has persuaded me that he still has more in him – I had had my doubts. At this stage, only he and Nadal look like grand slam winners. Barring injury or illness, both of them could have another couple of years of high level play: I would favour Roger on the faster surfaces, including his beloved Wimbledon. So, short of a formidable new talent coming through (no, I don’t mean Andy or the strangely absent del Potro) these two are likely to share the big titles for a while yet. 2 a year for Roger over the next 2 years? That makes what would be an astonishing 20 grand slams. He can do it. Of course, the much abused Nadal body could implode before then, so who knows? Happy birthday and well done on a great blog.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Cheers Neil. Your comments have been a great addition to this blog as well. Im not 15 though haha, more like double that age. So you can say i have the 30-15 advantage ;-) I certainly think Roger is capable of reaching 20 slams. I mean would just be unwise to put it beyond him. And like you said i think his best chances will come at the hard court slams and Wimby. I think the USO is probably his best chance, while at Wimby and Oz Nadal will pose a similar kind of threat.

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    steve Reply:

    Cilic may break through next year.

    He is mentally inconsistent, but that is because his game is so complex and high-risk that he sometimes loses track of what he’s doing on-court, not because he is intimidated by his opponent.

    But if he ever works that out, he’ll be very hard to stop. He is very aggressive and opens up the court with sharp angles, running his opponents around while he himself doesn’t run very much. He is also very comfortable at net.

    As with Del Potro, once he gets into a groove, it’s almost impossible to dislodge him. He doesn’t get frustrated or down on himself when things go badly. He just concentrates on his game.

    If he makes a major final, he’ll play to win, even if he’s facing one of the big names.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Cilic is promising but not as promising as Delpo without injury imo. Hes got crappy technique on the forehand and it falls apart under pressure. Also his serve should be a lot better.

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  14. I’m glad Roger won the WTFs as it’s shut up all the super Nadal hype. What Nadal has done this year is amazing- but Roger has won 3 slams in one year 3 times!! How can anyone say Nadal is the GOAT when he’s not even won the end of season tournament? Borg won it 3 times, Sampras won it multiple times. Plus Nadal is nowhere near Roger’s count of 66 titles. He has such a long way to go before he can even be considered the GOAT.
    Some people have also been saying that Rafa might be considered the GOAT if he gets to 12 or 13 slams because of the h2h with Roger. But as Ru-an has pointed out the h2h means nothing!! It’s hardly Roger’s fault that Nadal couldn’t get to hardcourt finals for so long.
    Anyways- I’m still on a high after Roger’s victory last week- I’m just annoyed that 2011 will be another year when Nadal’s fans will insist that their man is greater than Roger based on only one stat.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    There are many records of Roger that Nadal will never come close to. Consecutive slams semis, consecutive slams finals, 3 x 3 slams per year, consecutive matches won on tour, consecutive matches won on grass, consecutive weeks #1, total weeks #1, 5 or more slam titles of 2 different slams, 4 or more titles of 3 different slams, 9 HC slams, 5 WTF titles, etc. And of course he is not finished. H2h will only come into play when they have won an equal amount of slams, no sooner. A slam title will always mean more than a h2h record. Players get remembered for winning slams, not h2h records. Is Krajicek more remembered for his positive h2h with Sampras or for his Wimby title? Clearly the latter.

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  15. Thanks Ru-an that’s helpful for you to give some solid facts.
    Another stat that always strikes me is that Nadal wasn’t absent for Roger’s consecutive weeks at number 1- he was number 2! I think he has the record for the most weeks at number 2! Not something to be proud of really.
    I’m not trying to have a go at Rafa coz I think he’s a great player and a gentleman off the court (but not on it!! Pants from bum picking, time wasting and ball bouncing for me!) But I just annoyed about how fickle the media is to suck up to the newest number 1. Johnny Mac for example- he says some crazy/ stupid things!

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I hear ya Andrew, the media annoys me but some posters in tennis forums especially.

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  16. Ru-an please come back and post another blog! I’m tired of all these idiots saying that Nadal will win a calender slam next year and that Roger can’t beat him over 5 sets

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Ok, i give you my word :-)

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    veronica Reply:

    Yeah, Ru-an, where art thou, our Ru-an? Warning : having withdrawal symptoms already! Miss your posts like crazy!!

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  17. Missing your posts.Today I watched a polomatch with your favorite player JMDP. He´s sooooo baby…Nalby was there too.The two are back on the courts in january.
    Fingers-crossed.I received Roger´s calender it´s amazing.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    My favorite player? Haha youre too funny. What do you mean hes baby? Lucky to have the calender :-)

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  18. Ruan
    Tell me one thing have you quit the blogor didnt find time to write.i open your blog every day waiting expectantly for a new post
    can you please start making postsa agian

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    Ru-an Reply:

    No i didnt quit blogging. Im just lazy and there isnt any matches going on. Ok ill see what i can do.

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