Volandri is Italian and as Roger only speaks 6 languages - English, German, Swiss-German, French along with some Swedish and Italian yet the world is made up of 2700 different languages I would say chances are good that he will. Since only 17 out of 21 losses have been to players that speak a language foreign to him. % wise I would say 81% +/- 2% but with the number of languages factored in and depending on the volume and quantity of tennis players representing each language it could be closer to 95 +/- 3% but since he may be retiring in the next 2-5 years barring any unforeseen desires to keep playing then we have to consider those that have the best chance against him. Men in the top 200 of the ATP. What % of them do not speak English, German, Swiss German, or French. Unless they are from GB and only speak English then they are included. This may bring the %'s down somewhat. Quite an interest question and hypothesis.
Okay so if we say drop Volandri and drop any English speaking player unless they speak one of the other languages that Roger knows fluently then we must drop Henman & Murray since they only have English in common and Roger doesn't speak Scottish. Unless we say include Henman because his native tongue is English and only English. So this would certainly decrease the odds and the % that someone who doesn't speak English, German, SwissGerman, or French would beat him. I would say 50% then. Even money.
To a Scots man to say that Scottish is merely a dialect of English would start a War. If we do say that then Irish, Welsh, Gaelic and Scottish must all be dumped into English and they would all join me in battle.
So we are looking for players that speak any language that Roger doesn't. So if they speak, English, German, French, Swiss German, Scottish, Gaelic, Irish, or Welsh and no other language then they are excluded as possible foreign language winners thus the % would need to come down to say 60 % IMO.
Well I needed to get out of my Jacket, Kilt, Sporran, Sgian dubh or black oak dagger, sheath & broadsword. Use it just for battle. Oh and my Jockey boxer briefs. Some traditions need changing the no underwear was one.
Alrightee then so What are the odds that someone whose native tongue is other than English (including Aussie, NZ, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, USA) German, Swiss German, French (Parisian, Provencial & Quebecois)
SO.... Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Serbian, Croatian, Japanese, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Czech, Finnish, Russian, Bahamian, South Afrikans, Portugese, Filipino, Indian, Argentinian, Slovakian, Cypriat, Chilean, Italian, Korean, Dannish, Austrian, Equadorian, Peruvian, Jewish, or Dutch (not all inclusive) I would say......60%. Excellent question...good fun..
I wonder if they've figured out that this is a fun assignment intended to get people to think outside the box.