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8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 03:44 AM
do you have a 2nd favorite player that will take his place, or will you just follow tennis without a favorite? or will you stop following tennis altogether?

Omega_7000
10-20-2009, 03:45 AM
Yes. Soderling ;-)

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 03:48 AM
soderling is my 2nd favorite player too, clean hitting all-surface player much like nadal but without the topspin

crazylevity
10-20-2009, 03:48 AM
I hope Dimitrov will be in the top 50 by then.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 03:49 AM
do you have a 2nd favorite player that will take his place, or will you just follow tennis without a favorite? or will you stop following tennis altogether?
Well, those are some HUGE shoes to fill...I cant answer that right now.
Ive followed tennis since 1988 so ill continue follow it forever probably.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 03:49 AM
I hope Dimitrov will be in the top 50 by then.
He is a young Federer, they have a lot in common---Peter Lundgren.

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Well, those are some HUGE shoes to fill...I cant answer that right now.
Ive followed tennis since 1988 so ill continue follow it forever probably.

me too 1988

mandy01
10-20-2009, 05:21 AM
I hope Dimitrov will be in the top 50 by then. Go Dimi goooooooooo!!!!!!
Yep.Dimitrov and I have a lot of other favourites I will root for -.Del Potro,Murray ( if the guy stops playing passive tennis),Tsonga,Roddick....
:D
But obviously its going to take time for me to like someone as much as I like Roger.Roger will always hold a special place for me though.

David L
10-20-2009, 05:39 AM
do you have a 2nd favorite player that will take his place, or will you just follow tennis without a favorite? or will you stop following tennis altogether?
Who said Federer was retiring in 2012? He certainly didn't.

jelle v
10-20-2009, 05:42 AM
Well.. currently my second favorite player is Djokovic, so probably Djokovic, although I really like the games of Gulbis and Dimitrov.. :)

lambielspins
10-20-2009, 06:00 AM
Federer has not said he is retiring in 2012. Wishful thinking perhaps.

Cup8489
10-20-2009, 06:18 AM
yeah, he still has to win the Gold at the Wimbledon olympics, no way he's retiring that soon!

:)

not sure, don't really look forward to seeing him retire.

P_Agony
10-20-2009, 06:21 AM
My favorite players after Fed are Sela, Gasquet, and Davydenko. This Dimitrov guy looks promising but I haven't heard anything about him lately.

lawrence
10-20-2009, 06:33 AM
Dimitrov is talented no doubt, but his movement / anticipation doesn't seem like a GOAT contenders.
I suppose he's still a teen, few more years and we'll see.

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 06:36 AM
federer said in an interview that his retirement may not be earlier than 2012 since he is still looking forward to playing in the next olympics

David L
10-20-2009, 06:45 AM
federer said in an interview that his retirement may not be earlier than 2012 since he is still looking forward to playing in the next olympics
No, he has said he wants to play for many more years and, at least, until the 2012 Olympics. He has also said he and Mirka would like their children to see him play.

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 06:53 AM
yeah their children are out of the womb so they can see him play now etc plus the longer he plays the worse his head to head with nadal gets until its like 10-30

LafayetteHitter
10-20-2009, 06:56 AM
Nadal's will be in a wheelchair by the time Federer retires. After that spanking by Nikolay in Shanghai and dropping a set to Blake the Nadal fan's are drinking some sour milk.

wyutani
10-20-2009, 07:00 AM
murray duh!

Joe Pike
10-20-2009, 07:00 AM
do you have a 2nd favorite player that will take his place, or will you just follow tennis without a favorite? or will you stop following tennis altogether?


Maybe we'll have new stars which aren't well-known yet today.
Three years is a long time.

federer_FREAK
10-20-2009, 07:04 AM
yeah their children are out of the womb so they can see him play now etc plus the longer he plays the worse his head to head with nadal gets until its like 10-30

Yea I'm sure his few month old babies are watching him play, and I'm also sure that Federer's greatest care is his head to head with Nadal!

Mick
10-20-2009, 07:08 AM
federer won't retire unless he is no longer competitive or if he suffers some kind of unrecoverable injury. those are big "IF"

slice bh compliment
10-20-2009, 07:14 AM
I hope Dimitrov will be in the top 50 by then.

He is a young Federer, they have a lot in common---Peter Lundgren.

This is what I think, too. Or a similar young, fluid one-hander with an all-court game and general good character traits.

Switching gears a bit to the guys who will be aging at that point, I feel I'll also be rooting for Tsonga and Rafa. And Murray.

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 07:24 AM
i wouldnt mind it if tsonga and murray are doing well in 2012, they both play entertaining matches with nadal and nadal beat them both in most recent meetins

ronnyy7
10-20-2009, 07:35 AM
I'm a HUGE Federer fan but of course I'll continue watching tennis after Fed retires, what a troll question.

I'll be rooting for Rafa, Djoker and the others who provide me with excellent tennis. Will be interesting to follow Delpo also. And of course, hoping for lots and lots of young, new talented players to compete in the top10!

(but as a fan, most of all I wish for Fed to play untill I die, at least ;)

tudwell
10-20-2009, 07:38 AM
I like Tsonga and Nalbandian about as much as I do Federer, possibly more, but they're no spring chickens either and they'll be pretty old in 3 years, so hopefully I'll have found someone else to replace them.

David L
10-20-2009, 08:46 AM
yeah their children are out of the womb so they can see him play now etc plus the longer he plays the worse his head to head with nadal gets until its like 10-30
Obviously, they would like their kids to have some awareness when they see him play. Regarding Nadal, Federer will probably end up outlasting him at the top.

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 08:55 AM
Obviously, they would like their kids to have some awareness when they see him play. Regarding Nadal, Federer will probably end up outlasting him at the top.

for that to happen federer would have to actually beat nadal in slams, good luck with that

sunny_cali
10-20-2009, 09:03 AM
yeah their children are out of the womb so they can see him play now etc plus the longer he plays the worse his head to head with nadal gets until its like 10-30

so ? according to you he should retire right away ? It seems to me, that Fed cares less about his H2H than some of his (and Nadal's fans) on this board care.

pame
10-20-2009, 09:13 AM
Well, those are some HUGE shoes to fill...I cant answer that right now.
Ive followed tennis since 1988 so ill continue follow it forever probably.

+1 -- since 1962 or thereabouts when I first "watched" through the eyes of BBC radio commentators. There's always someone one feels an affinity for though I doubt there'll be another wunderkind in my lifetime. Maybe Dimitrov will come close.

David L
10-20-2009, 09:29 AM
for that to happen federer would have to actually beat nadal in slams, good luck with that
15 Slams speak for themselves. Nadal's going to need luck to keep up.

P_Agony
10-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Dimitrov is talented no doubt, but his movement / anticipation doesn't seem like a GOAT contenders.
I suppose he's still a teen, few more years and we'll see.

I agree about the movement, but keep in mind he's still in junior mode. With the right trainning and attitude he can become a top player. It's still too soon to even be thinking about GOAT contenders though.

P_Agony
10-20-2009, 10:10 AM
Well, those are some HUGE shoes to fill...I cant answer that right now.
Ive followed tennis since 1988 so ill continue follow it forever probably.

How old are you? :)

jamesblakefan#1
10-20-2009, 10:44 AM
Dimitrov is talented no doubt, but his movement / anticipation doesn't seem like a GOAT contenders.
I suppose he's still a teen, few more years and we'll see.

I know this is OT, but when did she drop this gem?

"I currently rank Federer as the 8th greatest male player of all time." -grafselesfan

:lol:

I know she hates Federer, but that's just retarted.

Cesc Fabregas
10-20-2009, 10:50 AM
I know this is OT, but when did she drop this gem?



:lol:

I know she hates Federer, but that's just retarted.

Is grafselesfan a female?

Bettysbetters
10-20-2009, 10:56 AM
I vote for Marty Fish!!! Yeah I know I am just dreaming.....http://www.thepinoyscandal.net/img/7/V.gif

sureshs
10-20-2009, 11:08 AM
I really believe that there will be no one like Federer for at least the next 30 years. Nor will there be one like Nadal who can take him down.

mtr1
10-20-2009, 01:04 PM
There is no-one who can replicate the Federer brilliance, but I find Tsonga and Gasquet exciting to watch, so I hope they do well when Fed retires, if they outlast him of course!:)

Agassifan
10-20-2009, 02:35 PM
15 Slams speak for themselves. Nadal's going to need luck to keep up.

Nadal's going to need a lot of luck to get within 5 or 6 slams of federer's current total.

meltphace 6
10-20-2009, 02:44 PM
Fabrice Santoro.

Agassifan
10-20-2009, 02:46 PM
yeah their children are out of the womb so they can see him play now etc plus the longer he plays the worse his head to head with nadal gets until its like 10-30

if their next 20 matches are on slow clay, you're probably right.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 03:04 PM
My favorite players after Fed are Sela, Gasquet, and Davydenko. This Dimitrov guy looks promising but I haven't heard anything about him lately.
He got a WC to Stockholm Open but earlier tonight was outclassed by Jarko Nieminen 6-0,6-2...:???:

8pNADAL
10-20-2009, 04:44 PM
if their next 20 matches are on slow clay, you're probably right.

lets talk after the 2010 aust open final