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View Poll Results: Which male / female combo would you say has the best shot of winning RG this year?
Serena & Federer 11 17.74%
Justine & Nadal 17 27.42%
One of the Serbs & Djokovic 11 17.74%
A pair made up of none of the people listed above. 23 37.10%
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Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

I think both Serena and Nadal currently have the most momentum, even with their recent loses, but when you throw Justine and Federer in to the mix it gets a little harder to predict. Personally, any of the first three combinations is more likely than the last choice ( "a pair made up of someone not listed"). Both Nadal and Serena are my two favorites so I'm hoping they both win, but since I purposely didn't put them together in the poll it makes it hard for me to chose.

Two Serbs have made slam finals together this year at Oz, but they've both never won the same slam before.

Federer and Serena have won a few slams at the same time, but they've never won the French together.

Nadal and Justine have won RG together for three straight years. Nadal has a better chance of making it four in a row, but it's dangerous to can't count Juju out. I just have a strong feeling this pair wont repeat.

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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

I don't agree.

Nadal is still looking the strongest of the men, and his Rome defeat may be a blessing in disguise as he would have been too exhausted if he had won all the lead up events.
Federer has not been able to capitalise and win Rome and continues to look the most vulnerable since 2003. I think he will lose in a quarter or something.
More likely than Federer in my opinion is a new contender. Rome's new champion will be in the mix. Davydenko is looking better this year and so it could be his year to at least make a final.

On the women's side, with Justine in turmoil, I think that the Roland Garros title is totally open.
Justine is a mess at the moment and I doubt she will defend her title, but it is possible. Really needs to win Rome and hopefully beat someone like Serena in a long match en route so she gets mentally on top again.
Serena is of course looking the best since 2002-3 this year but still doesn't convince me on clay. She has only won one clay title in 5 years and has only been beyond the quarters three times in her last 12 clay events.
Maria - won Amelia Island over easy opposition. I just don't think she can win Roland Garros unless all the main contenders lose early.
JJ - also in poor form on clay, not convinced she can challenge.
Kuznetsova - ditto, also hopeless record in finals. Really needs to win Rome to be taken seriously as a contender.
Ivanovic - on paper, she is now the favourite to win Berlin, if she does then she will have the clear psychological advantage going into Rome.
It could be the year for a new Myskina - Dementieva, Safina and Zvonareva should all be confident and why not if the others are all at sixes and sevens!
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

^So what exactly are you disagreeing with because I agree with you 100%?

I'm only asking which combo of the above listed would you put money on to win this years French. With both Nadal and Serena looking like the early favorites I didn't want to put them together. So you have to chose between a combo that has a strong favorite and a player in doubt. With the serbs they're the wild cards so you never know with them.

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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

nadal and ivanovic

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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Maybe the 04 Runner-ups will win this year?? Maybe?

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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Nadal and Elena!
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Elena and Radek.
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Something like Ferrer and Zvonareva is not impossible when you think about it. I would love to see that
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Nadal & Ivanovic.
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Justine & Nadal.
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Nadal and Serena

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I hope Federer-Serena to cement GOAT and Greatest of Generation.

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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Serena and Nadal.

Hope Masha though its very unlikely imo
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Re: Most likely combo to win at this years Roland Garros?

Djokovic and Serena.
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Rafito will not lose sets this year. Against Mosquito Ferrero was a clear tank job
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