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TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 01:56 PM
Thats gonna be a grey miserable sad day for tennis...i cant imgaine the world of tennis without him, sure thats what i said when Edberg and Agassi retired as well but still...Im gonna try to enjoy everyone of his matches from now on!

yellowoctopus
08-12-2009, 02:08 PM
I actually think Mr. Federer will play for a while, even when he is not at the top--unless some catastrophic event happens in his life (hope not). So I think his long-time fans will be appreciative and satisfy with what he has given to the game and the fans, me included.

I think some of the recent fans might be left wanting a bit more, and same for the future fans as well.

Hopefully, the same will go with Mr. Nadal also.

We should be so lucky to live in this era of tennis.

mandy01
08-12-2009, 02:11 PM
To the OP..you're right..am just going to cherish every match he plays from now on too.

clayman2000
08-12-2009, 02:13 PM
My thoughts..... "Andy Roddick go pick up your racquet, your daddy is retired finally"

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:14 PM
To the OP..you're right..am just going to cherish every match he plays from now on too.


Thanx, im ridiculous because during the Wimbledon-final (dont tell anyone:)) i got so friggin nervous i switched off the TV a couple of times, but from now on ill only enjoy every match

quest01
08-12-2009, 02:14 PM
Once Federer retires tennis will just moves on, just like when Sampras and Agassi retired. This will open up more opportunities for more players to win grand slams but I don't see Federer retiring for at least another 5 years.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:15 PM
My thoughts..... "Andy Roddick go pick up your racquet, your daddy is retired finally"
Yeah, i really feel for Roddick, he is such a classy guy and a fantastic player and wothout Fed he would have had 3-4 GS and easily inducted into the HoF

akv89
08-12-2009, 02:16 PM
This is why I don't put all my eggs in the Federer basket :p. Follow some younger players so that tennis doesn't get any worse for you when Federer finally hangs up his racquet.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:16 PM
Once Federer retires tennis will just moves on, just like when Sampras and Agassi retired. This will open up more opportunities for more players to win grand slams but I don't see Federer retiring for at least another 5 years.
5 years?? Really? If he plays until 2012 ill be very happy.

Mick
08-12-2009, 02:17 PM
my feeling will be: now the other atp players will have a chance at winning the big tournaments :)

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:17 PM
This is why I don't put all my eggs in the Federer basket :p. Follow some younger players so that tennis doesn't get any worse for you when Federer finally hangs up his racquet.
Ill find someone else to support, i did when Edberg retired and then again when Agassi retired

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:18 PM
my feeling will be: now the other atp players will have a chance at winning the big tournaments :)
Yeah, might not even be Nadal Murray and Djokovic, im sure we will se lots of new stars in few years

mtr1
08-12-2009, 02:23 PM
5 years?? Really? If he plays until 2012 ill be very happy.

Mirka wants the twins to see him play and they will only be three in 2012, so maybe there is hope yet....

hankash
08-12-2009, 02:30 PM
My thoughts will be: "Who will be the next person to break this record and I hope to live to see it."

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:31 PM
My thoughts will be: "Who will be the next person to break this record and I hope to live to see it."
Yeah, i sure hope that u r young:)

JoshDragon
08-12-2009, 02:39 PM
He'll be missed when he retires. It won't be the same.:(

JoshDragon
08-12-2009, 02:41 PM
Yeah, i sure hope that u r young:)

That's what people were saying about Pete's record 7 years ago. Look what happened.

Exile
08-12-2009, 02:41 PM
So we can start the next line of GOAT threads and wait for the next Fed and the like....

Blinkism
08-12-2009, 02:44 PM
It'll be sad, for sure.

Especially for anyone who remembers Fed from way back before he won in Hamburg his first time.

:(

Hopefully he doesn't retire randomly in the 3rd round like Agassi, but rather does it in style like Sampras by winning a slam in his last match (that's asking for too much, though)

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 02:44 PM
That's what people were saying about Pete's record 7 years ago. Look what happened.
I

know...i know...but THIS time around!:) Who knows right?

TheMusicLover
08-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Sad, but very grateful to know I've lived to see him play live myself a couple of times and I'll always cherish those memories.

Ah, and surely there will come a new fantastic player to cheer for, just like it did when all my favs of old retired.

CCNM
08-12-2009, 02:51 PM
It will definitely be a sad day when he retires. Hopefully when he does it will be permanent-not one of these quit for a few years, then come back like everyone seems to be doing.

norbac
08-12-2009, 02:53 PM
He's done it all in this sport, not much to be sad about.....then again I'm not a big fan....

Rippy
08-12-2009, 02:53 PM
5 years?? Really? If he plays until 2012 ill be very happy.

I think he'll retire after the 2012 Olympics.

dropserve
08-12-2009, 02:54 PM
Federer has said that he will play at least untill the 2012 wimbledon olympics.
I hope he will be competitive till then.

JoshDragon
08-12-2009, 02:55 PM
I

know...i know...but THIS time around!:) Who knows right?

What about Grigor Dimitrov. I've heard he's really good and he just recently beat Nicolas Mahut.

Sephiroth619
08-12-2009, 02:56 PM
The day he announces retirement.....will be dooms day for the world. I envision chaos, looting, and pure darkness.

kOaMaster
08-12-2009, 03:01 PM
a very emotional one, knowing that an idol and the most important person of my city will stop what made him famous.

mikro112
08-12-2009, 03:03 PM
He will play until his daughters are old enough to play mixed doubles with him! And then, this combo will still be good enough to beat the crap out of the other mixed doubles combos on the tour :D

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:04 PM
What about Grigor Dimitrov. I've heard he's really good and he just recently beat Nicolas Mahut.
I saw him play in Bastad a couple of weeks ago, great player although still a little to flashy, his technique reminds you of Federers, who his coach is? Peter Lundgren...(Feds old coach)

maximo
08-12-2009, 03:06 PM
It will be a wonderful day! :twisted:

j/k

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:07 PM
I will be pretty sad. The hands down GOAT for me!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:10 PM
It will be a wonderful day! :twisted:
Come on... then its all in for Murray to finally win some slams

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:10 PM
I will be pretty sad. The hands down GOAT for me!
As i have said, you are by far the most fair reasonable poster here!:)

norbac
08-12-2009, 03:11 PM
If he keeps winning Slams for a few more years though, I don't think I'll be sad if he retires. I'm not a big fan of his Slam domination even if it is an amazing feat.....

maximo
08-12-2009, 03:12 PM
As i have said, you are by far the most fair reasonable poster here!:)

You're wrong.

VivalaVida is by a country mile the most decent Federer fan i have ever met since i joined a year ago.

Not kidding.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:13 PM
You're wrong.

VivalaVida is by a country mile the most decent Federer fan i have ever met since i joined a year ago. Not kidding.
I know you are not kidding,and i agree.

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:15 PM
You're wrong.

VivalaVida is by a country mile the most decent Federer fan i have ever met since i joined a year ago.

Not kidding.
Thanks guys. I have had my moments where I have been a jerk to people on the forum but I am def not going to do that again.

Maximo you are by far the most devoted fan on this site. You were really brave during wimbledon when people were attacking you left and right. I am sure that Murray will have his day at wimbledon soon.

maximo
08-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Maximo you are by far the most devoted fan on this site.

:twisted: :twisted:

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:19 PM
:twisted: :twisted:
You are a brave guy. I would have stopped posting if I was constantly being flamed by people.Clydey is a good fellow too.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:20 PM
When Federer retires I will spiral into a deep depression and start crying uncontrollably.


You should expect something like this: :cry::cry::cry::cry:

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:21 PM
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Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:22 PM
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CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:22 PM
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Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:23 PM
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Pwned
08-12-2009, 03:23 PM
Federer will not retire until after the 2012 Olympics barring any unforeseen injury. He has said multiple times he definitely wants to play there.

maximo
08-12-2009, 03:23 PM
Why does no one ever post Murray's pic??

HATERS!!

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
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CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
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08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
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VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
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CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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08-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Serendiptious, it seems that countryhillbilly has joined our thread derailment club". Welcome aboard, Country.

Did he pay the membership fee?

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Serendiptious, it seems that countryhillbilly has joined our thread derailment club". Welcome aboard, Country.

Thread-hijackers club.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:27 PM
Thread-hijackers club.

I like it......if anyone else would like to join, please feel free. :)

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:27 PM
Did he pay the membership fee?

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TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:27 PM
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08-12-2009, 03:29 PM
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Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:30 PM
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P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Thats gonna be a grey miserable sad day for tennis...i cant imgaine the world of tennis without him, sure thats what i said when Edberg and Agassi retired as well but still...Im gonna try to enjoy everyone of his matches from now on!

I don't think I'll be very sad. Well maybe a little, but there are so many great memories from Fed, and plenty of other great players to cheer for.

I just hope Fed's career doesn't end in a cliffhanger, sort of like Angel's 5th season ;-)

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:36 PM
My thread...:cry: Oh well...

Fedfan1234
08-12-2009, 03:37 PM
Tennis won't be the same for a very long time, don't want to think about it really. After Sampras retired it was a bit of a void, I guess the same will happen with Federer. I will probably start supporting Del Potro, I like what I have seen of him so far and seems like a nice enough player.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:37 PM
P_Agony is my older brother.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:37 PM
P_Agony is my older brother.

Are you a kid from Africa?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:37 PM
I don't think I'll be very sad. Well maybe a little, but there are so many great memories from Fed, and plenty of other great players to cheer for.

I just hope Fed's career doesn't end in a cliffhanger, sort of like Angel's 5th season ;-)
Yeah, gotta get the best of Fed on DVD then im all set:)
I hope he can win his last match, even if it is a small tournament like Basel or whatever

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Are you a kid from Africa?

Maybe......you should come visit again. :D:D

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Yeah, gotta get the best of Fed on DVD then im all set:)
I hope he can win his last match, even if it is a small tournament like Basel or whatever

Which do you think his last tournament should be?

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:39 PM
My thread...:cry: Oh well...
Sorry about that Magician. :)

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Yeah, gotta get the best of Fed on DVD then im all set:)
I hope he can win his last match, even if it is a small tournament like Basel or whatever

Yes but that would mean him retiring while he can still play well enough to win, unlike Safin, for example, who is just sad to watch these days.

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Which do you think his last tournament should be?
I think US OPEN for sure.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Which do you think his last tournament should be?

Montreal, Canada......

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Maybe......you should come visit again. :D:D

It's rather expensive.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:40 PM
It's rather expensive.

:(:evil::(

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:40 PM
I think US OPEN for sure.

Yeah, I agree.

Most Fed fans will disagree with me, but I think the US Open was always Fed's strongest grand slam, more than Wimbly.

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:41 PM
I think US OPEN for sure.

So, he probably won't be there for the year end Masters Cup :twisted:

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:41 PM
VivalaVida owns a bakery.

VivalaVida
08-12-2009, 03:42 PM
VivalaVida owns a bakery.
I do, a brother's gotta eat man.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:42 PM
So, he probably won't be there for the year end Masters Cup :twisted:

After his last result at the TMC, I don't think he'll care much.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:43 PM
I do, a brother's gotta eat man.

Yummy......cake......

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:44 PM
After his last result at the TMC, I don't think he'll care much.

I mean his last ever year in tennis. Which place will he be ranked when he retires?

zagor
08-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Well I'll be said,he's my favourite player of all time but the show goes on,tennis was fine before him and it will be fine after him as well.There's always some great tennis to watch with or without Fed.I'd like to see him play as long as possible though,give it his all like Agassi did.

I don't think I'll be very sad. Well maybe a little, but there are so many great memories from Fed, and plenty of other great players to cheer for.

I just hope Fed's career doesn't end in a cliffhanger, sort of like Angel's 5th season ;-)

Hey,you're an Angel fan,one of my favourite series of all time.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:44 PM
P_Agony wears Roger Federer pajamas to bed.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:44 PM
I mean his last ever year in tennis. Which place will he be ranked when he retires?

At least 12.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:45 PM
P_Agony wears Roger Federer pajamas to bed.

I gave them to you, don't you remember little brother?

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:46 PM
At least 12.

I don't think Fed will let himself below 10. He'll probably retire before then.

zagor
08-12-2009, 03:46 PM
I mean his last ever year in tennis. Which place will he be ranked when he retires?

I'd guess a bit outside of top 10,like 12-15.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:46 PM
Well I'll be said,he's my favourite player of all time but the show goes on,tennis was fine before him and it will be fine after him as well.There's always some great tennis to watch with or without Fed.I'd like to see him play as long as possible though,give it his all like Agassi did.



Hey,you're an Angel fan,one of my favourite series of all time.

I am a diehard Buffy and Angel fan, I think those are the best two series ever, I just can't pick the GOAT between those two ;-)

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:46 PM
I gave them to you, don't you remember little brother?

Yes, but I threw them out and bought some Ernests Gulbis jammies.

TheFifthSet
08-12-2009, 03:46 PM
P_Agony wears Roger Federer pajamas to bed.

Does he wear the slippers with the '15' on them? I knitted them for him myself.

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Does he wear the slippers with the '15' on them? I knitted them for him myself.

Is it gold-laced?

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Does he wear the slippers with the '15' on them? I knitted them for him myself.

Yes, he wears them and drinks coffee with 15 spoonfuls of sugar.

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Yes, but I threw them out and bought some Ernests Gulbis jammies.

Let me guess, you choked when you put them on?

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Yes, he wears them and drinks coffee with 15 spoonfuls of sugar.

Thanks for wanting me to DIE, little brother :evil:

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Let me guess, you choked when you put them on?

Yes, and BreakPoint did the Heimlich maneuver.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:49 PM
Which do you think his last tournament should be?
Hm...good question, id say Basel actually, in 2012 or 2013...yeah, that would be the perfect ending

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:50 PM
Sorry about that Magician. :)
Thats OK:)

CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Hm...good question, id say Basel actually, in 2012 or 2013...yeah, that would be the perfect ending

Without Henman, of course :twisted:

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:51 PM
"Nadal was limping and played 25% of his ability in FO vs Soderling"- goyeji
"What you won`t do for love, you tried everything,but you don`t give up"

zagor
08-12-2009, 03:51 PM
I am a diehard Buffy and Angel fan, I think those are the best two series ever, I just can't pick the GOAT between those two ;-)

Yeah Buffy was great as well although I still prefer Angel(not by much though).Angel had a bit darker atmosphere and was a bit more mature but yeah both amazing shows,Sarah and David really had some great chemistry between them.

THUNDERVOLLEY
08-12-2009, 03:51 PM
What will YOUR feelings be...the day Federer retires?

The men's tour dies screaming.

Serendipitous
08-12-2009, 03:53 PM
The men's tour dies screaming.

:shock::shock::shock:

Emelia21
08-12-2009, 03:53 PM
Thats gonna be a grey miserable sad day for tennis...i cant imgaine the world of tennis without him, sure thats what i said when Edberg and Agassi retired as well but still...Im gonna try to enjoy everyone of his matches from now on!

For me it will be a bright cheerful day, happy to see someone else win :)
I look forward to it, I might even celebrate it :twisted:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Without Henman, of course :twisted:
Yeah:)
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CountryHillbilly
08-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Thats gonna be a grey miserable sad day for tennis...i cant imgaine the world of tennis without him, sure thats what i said when Edberg and Agassi retired as well but still...Im gonna try to enjoy everyone of his matches from now on!

You should start getting used to Djokovic and Murray, because when Fed retires they will be the future of tennis.

http://www.strongmocha.com/images/WebreBilder/Lacoste%20Future.jpg

Leelord337
08-12-2009, 03:57 PM
i was thinking about that yesterday, what would the tour be like w/o federer, it would be very Boring, thats for Sure...........Nothing like o'l dominant fed winning all the matches :)


^^^btw, LOL, lacoste still can't make good tennis shoes in the year 2050 or whenever that takes place ;)

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 03:57 PM
Yeah Buffy was great as well although I still prefer Angel(not by much though).Angel had a bit darker atmosphere and was a bit more mature but yeah both amazing shows,Sarah and David really had some great chemistry between them.

Each show had its own greatness:

Buffy was funny, and had the best group I've ever seen in a TV series. The scooby gang chemistry was simply amazing.

Angel was darker, and was more consistent as far as great episodes go. I hated the way it ended though, but I could never actually be satisfied unless it would have go on forever.

I thought both season 5 of Buffy and season 5 of Angel were the best seasons of both shows.

Either way, Joss Whedon is the GOAT.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 03:57 PM
[QUOTE
"What you won`t do for love, you tried everything,but you don`t give up"[/QUOTE]
Who said this??:)

Mansewerz
08-12-2009, 04:00 PM
When Federer retires, I will expect Grigor Dimitrov to win the next Wimbledon.

zagor
08-12-2009, 04:03 PM
Each show had its own greatness:

Buffy was funny, and had the best group I've ever seen in a TV series. The scooby gang chemistry was simply amazing.

Angel was darker, and was more consistent as far as great episodes go. I hated the way it ended though, but I could never actually be satisfied unless it would have go on forever.

I thought both season 5 of Buffy and season 5 of Angel were the best seasons of both shows.

Either way, Joss Whedon is the GOAT.

LOL,that is true,I'll try to check out his new series Dollhouse one of these days,I know actress that played Faith(can't remember her name)is the main character.

The main reason I liked fifth season of Angel was because Spike got back(became a regular),the guy's hilarious,has some of the best moments in both Buffy and Angel.When I watched this for the first time I was literally dying of laughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsxgjaPklM

Away,to the Angelmobile LOL.

Leelord337
08-12-2009, 04:03 PM
I think fed won't retire for a while though, he might wanna break Jimmy Connors' 108 ATP titles record ;) only 49 more to go, lol, i don't think he can do it though

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-12-2009, 04:05 PM
I think fed won't retire for a while though, he might wanna break Jimmy Connors' 108 ATP titles record ;)
That record is crazy! What is it like 109?? Only 49 left, lol

P_Agony
08-12-2009, 04:11 PM
LOL,that is true,I'll try to check out his new series Dollhouse one of these days,I know actress that played Faith(can't remember her name)is the main character.

The main reason I liked fifth season of Angel was because Spike got back(became a regular),the guy's hilarious,has some of the best moments in both Buffy and Angel.When I watched this for the first time I was literally dying of laughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsxgjaPklM

Away,to the Angelmobile LOL.


Yeah Spike is awesome. It's too bad he didn't get his own series like it was rumored.

Dollhouse starts a bit lame (like Buffy's 1st season) but it becomes better in later episodes. Plus, not only Faith is there, but Fred too (from Angel). In the episode Fred died and becmae Ilyria I wanted to die too. Angel was a sad show, nothing good ever happened there, almost all characters have died eventually.

Anyway, good night everyone, it's too late for me as it is. Have fun :-)

zagor
08-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Yeah Spike is awesome. It's too bad he didn't get his own series like it was rumored.

Dollhouse starts a bit lame (like Buffy's 1st season) but it becomes better in later episodes. Plus, not only Faith is there, but Fred too (from Angel). In the episode Fred died and becmae Ilyria I wanted to die too. Angel was a sad show, nothing good ever happened there, almost all characters have died eventually.

Yeah,Angel really had a lot of sad moments(a bit too much maybe,so many characters died).It's cool that Fred is there as well,I'll be sure to check it out but let's stop hijacking this thread,Nadal-Ferrer is on :) Good to see there's another Buffy/Angel fan here.

Anyway, good night everyone, it's too late for me as it is. Have fun :-).

Good night.

dropserve
08-12-2009, 05:14 PM
If he plays US open he will definetely play Basel which is 2 months after.
No way his last tournament will be US open.
99% Basel.

FedFan_2009
08-12-2009, 05:19 PM
So the consensus is Federer retires this year.

Pseudonym
08-12-2009, 07:39 PM
It'll be strange when he leaves.

Nadal, in about 4-5 years. How will he be, with his ever-present knee problems?

Will Djokovic not choke? Will Murray rise up to #1?

Who knows?

GameSampras
08-12-2009, 10:31 PM
It will be good to see a new breed of players step up and hopefully we see some new players come along and and maybe even a few solidify themselves as some all time greats with some great careers.

I wont miss Fed. Never liked him or cared for him.. I enjoyed watching him play and I will miss some of the great tennis and entertainment he provided for us .. But just couldnt stand him as a person and his arrogance.

Wont be sad to see him go. 5-6 years of dominance along with Nadal's dominance and their monopoly over the ATP is long enough for me. Id like to see some champions from the newer era take over and prove themselves

Sentinel
08-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Yeah, i don't think the sun will rise that day. ... it may even go supernova in disapproval.

On a positive note, Serena will move over to the men's draw and beat the daylights out of the various quitters, chokers, overhyped brats ... don't know if that's a good or bad thing ;-)

Terr
08-12-2009, 11:01 PM
My thoughts would be that he was a great player. Maybe the greatest.

And I will miss his sissy hair grooming ways. :D

Golden Retriever
08-12-2009, 11:06 PM
I will start writing my will.

nfor304
08-12-2009, 11:13 PM
It depends how he retires really... If he does a Sampras and waits a year untill he actually announces it then it wont be so shocking because he wont have been playing for a long time. Or he might do an Agassi and gradually let his level slip to the point where he is no longer a contender and is not at his best....then it wont be so hard to see him retire because he is clearly past it.

If he retires at the top like Henin, Clijsters etc then that would be a huge blow for the game in general and anyone who follows tennis. Imagine the amount of ridiculous threads that would appear on these boards.......

lessthanjake
08-12-2009, 11:24 PM
It'll be interesting. It's been a while since Federer was not the favorite at every Australian/USOpen/Wimbledon.

It will be very interesting to see who, if anyone, rises up and dominates after him. Nadal might dominate after he retires/no longer is at the top. However, I see Nadal retiring around the same time Federer does. If that happens, itll truly be the end of an era.

flyinghippos101
08-12-2009, 11:27 PM
I imagine his last tournament to be Basel and either he loses or wins, he'll give a heartfelt and teary goodbye to pro tennis and it will forever remain on youtube as one of the most watched videos on the website - agassi style

Sentinel
08-12-2009, 11:37 PM
I will start writing my will.
haha, LOL !!!

You'll be leaving everything to nadal_freak or gj ??

lessthanjake
08-12-2009, 11:38 PM
2012 will be his last season. By then, he will have the slam record, the record for most weeks at #1, the record for most Masters titles (or at least have beaten Agassi's record; Nadal might end up ahead), and be over 30. The only thing left for him to do would be to win an Olympic Gold Medal in singles. I think he will attempt to do that (and since itll be at Wimbledon, his chances will be pretty good even at age 31) and then finish out his career at Basel that year.

dragonfire
08-13-2009, 12:03 AM
i wouldn't really care if he retires, i rarely watch him.

Wolland
08-13-2009, 12:15 AM
When Roger retires, that will be a very sad day for tennis. I just hope Novak and Andy will be at their best the moment Roger retires. I'd like to see a big rivalry between these two.

Anyway, what's with the young guns these days? A couple of years ago we had Djokovic, Murray, Monfils, Gasquet, Berdych etc. emerging. And nowadays I cannot think of anyone who is 17 or 18 and is in the top 100.

Agassifan
08-13-2009, 12:31 AM
Tennis will never be the same again.

rafan
08-13-2009, 12:47 AM
To the OP..you're right..am just going to cherish every match he plays from now on too.

Not even being a Fed fan I would hate him to retire

Gorecki
08-13-2009, 12:51 AM
what will be my feelings?

first my eyes will be glad i never again will witness the year in year out Wimbledon pansie outfits and golden fedbags of that 28 year old idiot!

second, i will miss that 23 year old kid with a pony tail and amazing shots that was starting to win masters and slams.

third, i will look for the tv agenda and look for the next tournament, so i can see more tennis, because the big wheel keeps on turning...

ThePerfectMan (unlike me)
08-13-2009, 01:23 AM
I will be relieved, a bit sad but especially relieved !

It can be very painful and exhausting to support 110% Roger on every point of every match, which I do...

Only a bit sad because he will have had a magnificent complete carreer and has already brung so much satisfaction to me I can only be thankful...

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-13-2009, 02:38 AM
what will be my feelings?

first my eyes will be glad i never again will witness the year in year out Wimbledon pansie outfits and golden fedbags of that 28 year old idiot!

second, i will miss that 23 year old kid with a pony tail and amazing shots that was starting to win masters and slams.

third, i will look for the tv agenda and look for the next tournament, so i can see more tennis, because the big wheel keeps on turning...
You should blame Nike and Wilson if that disturbs you, i dont think Fed requested all his gear, he is being handed it by Nike. And when you have won as much as he has you are entitled to show off a little bit imo, he is most of the times very respectful to everyone. He make his statements mostly on the CC at Wimby and USO. Michael Jordan always showed ? fingers when he had won a NBA-playoff with the Chicago Bulls (showed how many CC-rings he got) I never heard anyone complain about that, and that is not even an individual sport. Tiger Woods have done the same, and he has been called the greatest gentleman in sport...Noone is calling him arrogant, maybe they are afraid of being called rascists i dont know?

mandy01
08-13-2009, 03:44 AM
Not even being a Fed fan I would hate him to retire
I dont mind that much actually.I'll feel kinda weird and yes I'll miss him for sometime but then again there will always be great tennis players.

Sentinel
08-13-2009, 09:03 PM
I'd be sad the day Roger or Rafa retire.

For the rest, i really can't say since they provide sporadic entertainment ... too many lows/offs, injury breaks etc.

Rafa n Rog have set a standard that's way about the Djokers and Murrays.

grafrules
08-14-2009, 01:21 AM
what will be my feelings?

first my eyes will be glad i never again will witness the year in year out Wimbledon pansie outfits and golden fedbags of that 28 year old idiot!

second, i will miss that 23 year old kid with a pony tail and amazing shots that was starting to win masters and slams.

third, i will look for the tv agenda and look for the next tournament, so i can see more tennis, because the big wheel keeps on turning...

Ditto on all of that.