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    The two most talented players in the world right now are Federer and Safin. I am hoping for an epic final clash between them with both playing their best. Should be a sight for sore eyes. Of course, Agassi can put a spoke in the wheels, so can Nalbandian, but I am hoping they won't.
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    haha i think you are over rating safin a little there
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    Originally posted by age_master
    haha i think you are over rating safin a little there
    Clearly.. he can't be any good.. he's not Australian, for one...
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Clearly.. he can't be any good.. he's not Australian, for one...
    well duh :P


    my top 5 atm

    Federer
    Roddick
    Hewitt
    Agassi
    Ferrero

    these guys can all beat each other and as such coule be in the top 5 in any order but i think they are a class above the rest.


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    No Henman? :O

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    Originally posted by age_master
    well duh :P


    my top 5 atm

    Federer
    Roddick
    Hewitt
    Agassi
    Ferrero

    these guys can all beat each other and as such coule be in the top 5 in any order but i think they are a class above the rest.
    I was talking about the most talented players and Safin is definitely higher than Roddick in that category, so is Federer. They have the game to win on any surface and are the types who can just jump out of bed and win a grand slam. Both have mercurial temperaments and frequently manage to lose matches they should win in their sleep. Federer just started to put it all together last year and I hope he continues in that vein. As for Safin, if he makes tennis his number one priority and plays with some consistency, the sky is the limit for him. Did you see how he dismantled the great Sampras in the 2000 US Open final? However, looking at his topsy-turvy career so far, it looks unlikely. Roddick however will probably enjoy more success because he is much more focussed, goal-oriented and determined.

    As far as best current players are concerned, your list looks fine although I wouldn't put Hewitt in the top 5 on current form.

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    hewitt, current form, won the addidas international (well it wasn't hard, but still) won pretty much everything in the hopman cup, but Australia had to withdraw cause molik was injured, and in davis cup beat Farrero and Federer in 5 set classics. i agree hes not at his best but hes certainly not in bad form.

    as for safin, the 2000 USopen final vs Sampras, yeah a good game, what has he done apart from that... hell it took him 5 sets to beat todd martin in the 3rd round. 4 sets in the first 2 rounds to beat 2 unknowns and 4 sets to beat an out of form James blake.

    in the first 2 rounds he hit over 100 unforced errorsand won less than 60% of points off his 2nd serve.


    roddick hit just 74 unforced errors in his first 4 matches, finishing them all in just 3 sets.

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    And that has how much relevance now Safin's beaten Roddick?

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    Originally posted by age_master
    as for safin, the 2000 USopen final vs Sampras, yeah a good game, what has he done apart from that...
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    And that has how much relevance now Safin's beaten Roddick?
    Exactly.....!

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    Yes!!! Federer has overcome his Nalbandianophobia...!!!

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    An Indian junior seeded 4th is doing quiet well and so Indian tennis is in safe hands when Paes retires

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    No Henman? :O
    If Tim "Useless" Henman ever wins anything apart from the Korean open, I'll eat my computer.
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    And that has how much relevance now Safin's beaten Roddick?

    just a comment on styles and quality of play, consistancy, and form...

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    Originally posted by halsey
    If Tim "Useless" Henman ever wins anything apart from the Korean open, I'll eat my computer.
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