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Federer begins Grand Slam chase

by BBC Sport (U3702819) 14 January 2007
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Roger Federer will be out to complete the first leg of the Grand Slam when the Australian Open begins on Monday.

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comment by hero (U4398202)

posted Jan 14, 2007

and yet you feel the need to complain that he gets too much positive media coverage, while saying nobody cares about him. <whistle>

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posted Jan 14, 2007

I'm sorry. but Nikolay Davydenko is not a rival..at all!!!

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comment by deperer (U1960100)

posted Jan 15, 2007

The australian open has nothing special about, unlike the uniqueness of the US Open, Wimbledon and Roland garros. There isnt a special unique atmosphere.

I think there should be a Gran slam for one of the spanish speaking nations. I know Australia has a long history asscoiated with tennis, but the torunament is just bland.

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comment by ANDYW (U1650793)

posted Jan 15, 2007

It's interesting that Wise think it's disrespectful to the rest of the tour to talk up Federer's slam prospects, but he himself is perfectly happy to already give Nadal the French Open.

It's also hilarious that he talks about respecting the rest of the tour when he himself has devoted many hours to arguing that the current tour represents the weakest era ever. Where's the respect there?

Still, I suppose by now we should expect such hypocricy from the Anal one.

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comment by U6939218

posted Jan 15, 2007

Wise
Get a grip. Which ever era Federer was in he would take some stopping.
Maybe you haven't heard the likes of Sampras,Connors,Mcenroe and Agassi saying he has everything in his game and is the most talented player they have ever seen. His is ofcourse backing this up with all his titles.
Just enjoy him while he is around as the chance of seeing someone like this again is remote.

You can only beat who is in front of you.

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posted Jan 15, 2007

federer will not see off Andy Roddick who will get Davydenko who has only nalbandian to worry about,so Roddick for me

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posted Jan 15, 2007

You just have to look at Federer's stats. At the moment he is virtually unstoppable. Actually it wouldnt surprise me if he won the Aussie Open. Wonder who will be in the final?

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posted Jan 15, 2007

Federer does appear to be in line to beat all historical records; time will tell.

In the meanwhile, why is everyone ignoring Youzhny? He will likely end in the top 10. Whenever he's included in the press, it looks like an afterthought, though he upset Nadal and the Bryans in consecutive matches at the US Open, and continues to post wins like the doubles win at Doha (QF singles too). Worth watching?

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comment by hero (U4398202)

posted Jan 15, 2007

Re: Youzhny, not really. He's capable of a great match here and there, but doesn't perform well enough consistently. He's a good player, but not a great player.

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posted Jan 19, 2007

Never thought Youzhny would get higher than the first 10, but still think despite some good play he is only beginning to get a little notice in the press, and tends to be relegated to the rear of all comments. Disappointed he couldn't carry Federer to 4 sets, but agree he doesn't seem to have the fire in the belly.

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