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Question: Who will be champ?
Fed - 12 (38.7%)
Murray - 14 (45.2%)
Tsonga - 0 (0%)
Monfils - 0 (0%)
Davydenko - 0 (0%)
Gonzalez - 0 (0%)
Roddick - 2 (6.5%)
Haas - 0 (0%)
Del Potro - 1 (3.2%)
Robredo - 0 (0%)
Kohlschreiber - 0 (0%)
Soderling - 2 (6.5%)
Total Voters: 31

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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #30 on: June 01, 2009, 09:27 AM »
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Someone has to start this thread. We can't let it pass that Rafa lost to Soderling and opened up the draw to a few fascinating possibilities:

1) Not least that, if Fed can hold his nerve and win four tennis matches, he will probably be seen as the GOAT.
2) But will that GOAT title forever be tarnished by winning the French without having beaten Rafa?
3) What could it mean for Muzza? With Nadal out and Andy already in the quarters, with a draw that's as kind as it ever could be, he surely has his best-ever shot at the French. If he makes the final, can he beat Fed on clay? Will he need to?

This is the most fascinating French Open I can remember.


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1) I think it's Fed's for the taking now, there's a feeling of destiny about the last couple of days. He's had his wobble against Acasuso and I think the fact that Rafa is gone will spur him on to get that RG title that looked like always eluding him. I hope I'm wrong though, as I don't like the guy much.

2) If Fed wins this tourney, the fact that Rafa wasn't around will only be noted for a while, in the end just his name next to the title will count.

3) The draw has certainly opened up on his side, but I'm not looking beyond Gonzo yet. I'm very nervous about that one, but hopeful that Andy can carry the Cilic form into the QF. If he gets through that, then I'd make him favourite to reach the final, I think he can beat Davydenko on clay over 5 sets. If he makes the final, probably against Fed, then I'd make Fed a strong favourite.
I don't like making these predictions beyond the next match, more so in this tourney than in any other before. Just a couple of days ago, we were looking at a semi final at best and a glorious defeat to Nadal - now it's gone mad and we're talking about him winning. One match at a time! nervous
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #31 on: June 01, 2009, 09:33 AM »
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Whatever happens, watch out for some very nervy tennis from everyone left in the draw. Nadal's exit has created a huge opportunity. Only those with extreme mental toughness need apply.

It reminds me of the Aussie Open back in 02(?), when all the top seeds went out before the quarters. In fact, Henman was the highest seed left. Thomas Johanssen was the one who held it together.
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 09:42 AM »
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Well Rafa reckons its between Roger, Davy and JMDP. That takes the heat off Andy. IF Muzz beats Gonzo (and Davydonkey) in what'll be at least one 5-setter, I reckon he'll play JMDP in the final....AND WIN cmon yeah

Still in shock....IMO in Ralf's quest to be a winner on ALL surfaces, he has forgotten how to win on his beloved clay. He was utterly outplayed yesterday. Great for the game tho!
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 09:46 AM »
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Well Rafa reckons its between Roger, Davy and JMDP. That takes the heat off Andy. IF Muzz beats Gonzo (and Davydonkey) in what'll be at least one 5-setter, I reckon he'll play JMDP in the final....AND WIN cmon yeah

Still in shock....IMO in Ralf's quest to be a winner on ALL surfaces, he has forgotten how to win on his beloved clay. He was utterly outplayed yesterday. Great for the game tho!

Surprised he didn't mention Andy to be honest, he has as much of a chance as Davy or JMDP. Perhaps he wants Andy to win so isn't putting the pressure on him? lol
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #34 on: June 01, 2009, 09:55 AM »
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Yes, Andy and Rafa are good mates from junior days. I remember reading that, when they were about 14 and 15, Andy asked Rafa who he'd been practising with. Rafa said 'Carlos Moya'. Rafa asked Andy the same question and he said 'My mum'. Andy moved to Spain sharpish after that.
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #35 on: June 01, 2009, 11:31 AM »
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Hi folks. As you can see, i don't post to often but been a member of site for over 3 years. Here's a blog i put on the 'timesonline' website, in answer to their poser 'Can Murray win the French Open?'. Any thoughts?.

'I'm tempted to believe that Andy can actually win this. I just hope he can get through the most potentially tricky of ties against Gonzalez. If he does that, i am sure davydenko, who Andy beat on clay recently, or Soderling, who surely cannot play as well again, are beatable in the semi. That would pave the way for a Murray-Federer final which, with all that is sake for both players would be the most interesting match in years i think. Do not bet your house on Federer getting to the final either. This could also be the first time in about 5 years that a player outwith the big 4 in the world wins a grand slam.............

Having said that, c'mon Murray!. No-one has ever mentioned the possibility that Roland Garros would be your first GS victory. Up to you to prove you can do it.'
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #36 on: June 01, 2009, 01:06 PM »
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lmao Who else voted for Roddick?!!!
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #37 on: June 02, 2009, 02:00 AM »
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Someone has to start this thread. We can't let it pass that Rafa lost to Soderling and opened up the draw to a few fascinating possibilities:

1) Not least that, if Fed can hold his nerve and win four tennis matches, he will probably be seen as the GOAT.
2) But will that GOAT title forever be tarnished by winning the French without having beaten Rafa?
3) What could it mean for Muzza? With Nadal out and Andy already in the quarters, with a draw that's as kind as it ever could be, he surely has his best-ever shot at the French. If he makes the final, can he beat Fed on clay? Will he need to?

This is the most fascinating French Open I can remember.


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1) Yes, he will be
2) No. No one cares who you beat in 10 years time etc. I don't know for example who Sampras did or did not beat in his Grand Slam wins - just that he won them. He's the only other player I would consider as the GOAT on a personal level as I was too young to see any of the other "contenders" - not to mention that non-tennis fans have no IDEA about who the GOAT contenders beat in the their careers.
3) It would be massive for Muzzah. Fed or no Fed. 1st Grandslam title at the least likely location to win - likely to move on to a career grand slam which the potential "GOAT" Fed may never achieve if Murray wins. Maybe not record number of slams for Murray, but certainly a fascinating career and the number one ranking a few times. Hard to tell really where he would go after such a win. Anything is possible. But MASSIVE possibilities. The UK would go tennis mad.

As I pointed out before, Fed first claimed the number 2 ranking at the same age Murray is now....
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #38 on: June 02, 2009, 06:38 AM »
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2) No. No one cares who you beat in 10 years time etc. I don't know for example who Sampras did or did not beat in his Grand Slam wins - just that he won them. He's the only other player I would consider as the GOAT on a personal level as I was too young to see any of the other "contenders" - not to mention that non-tennis fans have no IDEA about who the GOAT contenders beat in the their careers.





Federer will get this French open .....

I quote this because it's exactly my feeling if Fed gets his elusive F.O , we can see that even with a scary round like yesterday he's still there .....

Remember Andy last year at Wimbledon against Gasquet , he was really going to the locker room sooner than expected and he won , Fed will do whatever he needs to get this ......
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #39 on: June 02, 2009, 08:18 AM »
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Federer will get this French open .....

I quote this because it's exactly my feeling if Fed gets his elusive F.O , we can see that even with a scary round like yesterday he's still there .....

Remember Andy last year at Wimbledon against Gasquet , he was really going to the locker room sooner than expected and he won , Fed will do whatever he needs to get this ......

Andy promptly lost in the next round... lol
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #40 on: June 02, 2009, 10:46 AM »
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 Fed will do whatever he needs to get this ......
Yet he reckons he wasn't thinking about Rafa's exit in yesterdays match...........................................t hat nose of his just gets bigger!  I bet he's pogo-ing around the bedroom every night he's in the tournie!
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #41 on: June 02, 2009, 11:20 AM »
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lmao Who else voted for Roddick?!!!

Im wondering the same.
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #42 on: June 02, 2009, 06:42 PM »
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I hope Soderling wins it  w00t
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #43 on: June 02, 2009, 07:06 PM »
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Sod for me cmon yeah
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Re: Who's going to win RG then? « Reply #44 on: June 02, 2009, 09:04 PM »
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I hope Soderling wins it  w00t
Sod for me cmon yeah
no  Gonzo for me.  I'd love to see him win this.  He's such a character. 
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