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GameSampras
05-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Nuke
05-17-2009, 09:44 AM
If form held true for every match, then we wouldn't have to watch them, right?

DragonBlaze
05-17-2009, 09:45 AM
Not this again...

rubberduckies
05-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Good point. If anything, Federer's victory today proves that he is far inferior to Sampras.

babbette
05-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

you have to be kidding right? If you are a self respecting Roger fans you can't possibly take todays match seriously. Comeon, don't you want your boy to prove critics wrong with a better match than what today was?

jms007
05-17-2009, 09:52 AM
It would be even better, if some Fed would state that he beat Nadal DESPITE not being in his prime (and still feeling the effects of mono of course). That's how great he is.

thejoe
05-17-2009, 09:56 AM
How can you take this result so seriously?

bruce38
05-17-2009, 10:00 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

It depends on how finely you sample the time scale of what is called "prime". If you say the time period is one year, then surely even you can admit he is not playing as well as his best year. If you say the time period is 5 years, then he's still at his prime. So it all comes down to your sampling rate.

paulorenzo
05-17-2009, 10:09 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

i'm laughing out loud at you.
federer has passed the highest point of his prime. he is not playing the best tennis of his life, therefore he isn't at his peak. simple.

instances like these where he does win a big tourney do not come as often as say 2004,2005,2006,2007. is this a sign of a resurgent federer inching his way back up? possibly. his he in the pinnacle of his prime? no.

stormholloway
05-17-2009, 10:12 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Dude, just stop. Whatever motive you may have... just stop. It's time to grow up.

JeMar
05-17-2009, 10:13 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Alright, sweet, I guess Sampras wasn't past his prime when he lost to all those players that were whipping his butt just because he ended up taking out an in-form Agassi at the very last match of his career. I guess he wasn't past his prime when he lost to Bastl at Wimbledon because later that year, he ended up taking out Agassi, Safin, and Rafter at the U.S. Open.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

JeMar
05-17-2009, 10:13 AM
Dude, just stop. Whatever motive you may have... just stop. It's time to grow up.

No, let him. He's fun.

jms007
05-17-2009, 10:14 AM
I think Fed is just shifting priorities. He is near the GS record, so that's where he will put his greatest effort. Masters will be nice for him, but I'm convinced you'll only see him giving a 100% at a GS or in a match like today, where he has to face Rafa. Any type of win against Nadal is a confidence boost in a potential GS meeting.

GameSampras
05-17-2009, 10:20 AM
i'm laughing out loud at you.
federer has passed the highest point of his prime. he is not playing the best tennis of his life, therefore he isn't at his peak. simple.

instances like these where he does win a big tourney do not come as often as say 2004,2005,2006,2007. is this a sign of a resurgent federer inching his way back up? possibly. his he in the pinnacle of his prime? no.


What u are referring to is a peak.. Not a prime. You can still be in your prime and not at your peak. For christ sakes Fed just straight setted Nadal on his best surface, he is destroying 90 plus percent of the tour.


Sorry guys. Catn hide behind the "Fed way past his prime" excuse anymore. Players who are past their prime dont have the results Fed is having.

bruce38
05-17-2009, 10:24 AM
What u are referring to is a peak.. Not a prime. You can still be in your prime and not at your peak. For christ sakes Fed just straight setted Nadal on his best surface, he is destroying 90 plus percent of the tour.


Sorry guys. Catn hide behind the "Fed way past his prime" excuse anymore. Players who are past their prime dont have the results Fed is having.

Semantics.

FlamEnemY
05-17-2009, 10:26 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Spot on.
Sampras also wasn't past his prime when he won USO.

Waaaaait.

maximo
05-17-2009, 10:27 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Notice how every one of his posts have 'lol'.

Probably cos he knows that he's a joke.

thejoe
05-17-2009, 10:31 AM
Notice how every one of his posts have 'lol'.

Probably cos he knows that he's a joke.

Haha well said.

Turning Pro
05-17-2009, 10:31 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Yes, Fed is still in his prime, this result proves it right Fed fans? Prime Fed's also getting beat by Nadal in 5 sets at the Aussie, so he isn't even the best in his era, let alone of all time, lol

JeMar
05-17-2009, 10:35 AM
What u are referring to is a peak.. Not a prime. You can still be in your prime and not at your peak. For christ sakes Fed just straight setted Nadal on his best surface, he is destroying 90 plus percent of the tour.


Sorry guys. Catn hide behind the "Fed way past his prime" excuse anymore. Players who are past their prime dont have the results Fed is having.

Everything is relative, so at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, one could say that this is a testament to his "greatness."

edberg505
05-17-2009, 10:35 AM
Shouldn't you be out buying more Sampras posters so you can start tapping the ole tapioca tube?

Nadalator
05-17-2009, 10:36 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

Exactly!!! this is a really strong era!

paulorenzo
05-17-2009, 10:37 AM
What u are referring to is a peak.. Not a prime. You can still be in your prime and not at your peak. For christ sakes Fed just straight setted Nadal on his best surface, he is destroying 90 plus percent of the tour.


Sorry guys. Catn hide behind the "Fed way past his prime" excuse anymore. Players who are past their prime dont have the results Fed is having.

you are something else. do you believe the atrocities that you type?
do you know what the word prime means? in this context, "prime" and "peak" are synonymous and interchangeable.
stating that there is a difference "prime" and "peak" is like stating there is a difference between water and H2O. federer's prime was clearly 05, 06, and 07.
he has not been playing his BEST tennis for more than year now.

bolo
05-17-2009, 11:47 AM
It't pretty clear what's happening. He is only taking GS and tournaments that are coming up before the GS seriously. Imo from his interviews and his performance it's clear he's cut back on his physical fitness training when he is far away from a slam.

No player should underestimate federer near slam time.

Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 11:49 AM
It't pretty clear what's happening. He is only taking GS and tournaments that are coming up before the GS seriously. Imo from his interviews and his performance it's clear he's cut back on his physical fitness training when he is far away from a slam.

No player should underestimate federer near slam time.

Agreed thats why I find it laughable that people think Murray is favourtie against Federer at the slams.

maximo
05-17-2009, 11:54 AM
Agreed thats why I find it laughable that people think Murray is favourtie against Federer at the slams.

But the thing is, on HC he is the favorite.

I know the truth hurts. :roll:

Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 11:54 AM
But the thing is, on HC he is the favorite.

I know the truth hurts. :roll:

USO Final.

maximo
05-17-2009, 11:55 AM
USO Final.

The last three times they have played. ;)

All-rounder
05-17-2009, 11:57 AM
Agreed thats why I find it laughable that people think Murray is favourtie against Federer at the slams.
Well almost everyone on the forums and the media thought Murray was favourite for AO bearing in mind that he is the only player in the top 4 not to win a slam

Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 11:57 AM
The last three times they have played. ;)

Best of 3, Roger is a different animal best of 5 and Murray is a best of 3 specialist on hardcourts but struggles with the pyshical demands on best of 5.

matchmaker
05-17-2009, 11:57 AM
Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL

I am sorry, but even in this match, which he won because for once he served well and his opponent was gassed, I saw evidence of Federer not playing at the same level as he used to.

I actually think he can do a lot better.

maximo
05-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Best of 3, Roger is a different animal best of 5 and Murray is a best of 3 specialist on hardcourts but struggles with the pyshical demands on best of 5.

So your implying that Federer is fitter than Murray?

Go home.

asafi2
05-17-2009, 11:58 AM
If you're one of the greatest of all time, then you can be past your prime and still win despite the opponent. Ala Michael Jordan 96-98 (who was past his physical prime).

thejoe
05-17-2009, 12:00 PM
So your implying that Federer is fitter than Murray?

Go home.

No, but he is a better 5 set player.

Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 12:02 PM
So your implying that Federer is fitter than Murray?

Go home.

Federer doesn't need to be fitter he has the best forehand in the game so he can control his ralleys whilst Murray spends all his matches moonballing forehands 20 feet behind the baseline.

All-rounder
05-17-2009, 12:05 PM
So your implying that Federer is fitter than Murray?

Go home.
Fitter no but when it comes to 5 setters Federer has the advantage

maximo
05-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Federer doesn't need to be fitter he has the best forehand in the game so he can control his ralleys whilst Murray spends all his matches moonballing forehands 20 feet behind the baseline.

Murray destroy's Federer's BH, saying that he would control the rallies is ridiculous.

NamRanger
05-17-2009, 12:08 PM
This is the same guy who says Federer couldn't beat Nadal if Roddick took Federer to 3 sets. Don't listen to him guys.

Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Murray destroy's Federer's BH, saying that he would control the rallies is ridiculous.

At the USO Federer destroyed Murray's second serve and is forehand if he does that again he will control the rallies.

NamRanger
05-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Murray destroy's Federer's BH, saying that he would control the rallies is ridiculous.


Because Federer is dumb and consistently tries to come over his BH despite the fact that he makes billions of errors. When he slices consistently (such as in his USO final match against Murray) he has better results.

VivalaVida
05-17-2009, 12:09 PM
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Cesc Fabregas
05-17-2009, 12:09 PM
This is the same guy who says Federer couldn't beat Nadal if Roddick took Federer to 3 sets. Don't listen to him guys.

You talking about GameSampras?

maximo
05-17-2009, 12:14 PM
You talking about GameSampras?

Of course.