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kragster
03-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Will it be one of the other top 4?

Will it be someone like Tsonga or Delpo who hasn't maximized their potential yet?

Or will it be one of the new kids on the block like Raonic?

Or perhaps right now there is no one that inspires you so you will support no one until the next star comes along?

PS - The assumption I'm going to make is that Rafa/Nole/Murray retire after Fed, although there is a chance Fed keeps playing till he's 35!

marcub
03-15-2012, 08:51 AM
Will unconditionally support the one and only. The Rocket.

zcarzach
03-15-2012, 08:57 AM
I could see myself becoming a Tomic fan after Rogi hangs 'em up. I was a huge Hewitt fan, especially when he was a young, brash ***** of a player, so this isn't a huge stretch for me.

monfed
03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
I probably wouldn't care who wins/loses, will just watch tennis more freely like the way I did in the 90s.

seattle_1hander
03-15-2012, 09:12 AM
I'm not completely sure Rafa will retire after Federer...

fgzhu88
03-15-2012, 09:12 AM
I would start perusing the former pro player section

FlashFlare11
03-15-2012, 09:16 AM
Yeah, agree with monfed. I can watch tennis without worrying who wins and loses. But there's no one who'll ever replace Federer, and even the Nadal fans must agree. Tennis won't be the same.

I already support del Potro, Tsonga, Ferrer (though he's close to retiring as well), Dimitrov, abd Raonic. I hope the last two develop exponentially!

celoft
03-15-2012, 09:18 AM
Meh...............................

Cup8489
03-15-2012, 09:20 AM
Really Like watchin Raonic truthfully.

sportsfan1
03-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Great question! I hope some 1HBHs with elegant strokes and volleys can make it to the top 10 - someone whose game is like a Fed, Dimitrov, etc. Of the current lot, I could root for Del Potro (just not in the next Indian Wells 2012 match against Fed)!

monfed
03-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Yeah, agree with monfed. I can watch tennis without worrying who wins and loses. But there's no one who'll ever replace Federer, and even the Nadal fans must agree. Tennis won't be the same.

I already support del Potro, Tsonga, Ferrer (though he's close to retiring as well), Dimitrov, abd Raonic. I hope the last two develop exponentially!

Why Ferrer, don't you find him boring? Or is it just when he plays Ralph? :)

joeri888
03-15-2012, 09:27 AM
It will be a sad time when Federer retires. Really no young guy seems to bring what Federer brought. I like the creative players like Dolgopolov and Tomic and to an extent Murray, as long as they attack rather than defend (which Murray does too much for my liking)

tennis_pro
03-15-2012, 09:27 AM
That's probably goodbye from me. I still hope Dimitrov will step up in the next few years, tho.

FlashFlare11
03-15-2012, 09:29 AM
Why Ferrer, don't you find him boring? Or is it just when he plays Ralph? :)

Hahahaha nah, not because of that. I think he's a pretty clean ballstriker and I love his on-court attitude. No messing around, no nonsense, just business. And he always takes the fight to his opponent. That's what I love about Ferrer.

joeri888
03-15-2012, 09:29 AM
That's probably goodbye from me. I still hope Dimitrov will step up in the next few years, tho.

It certainly would mean a downgrade of my viewing hours, but tennis is too beautiful to say goodbye forever, though I hope something happens to change the way the game is progressing now.

FlashFlare11
03-15-2012, 09:30 AM
It will be a said time when Federer retires. Really no young guy seems to bring what Federer brought. I like the creative players like Dolgopolov and Tomic and to an extent Murray, as long as they attack rather than defend (which Murray does too much for my liking)

I will cry the day Federer retires. No shame to admit it, in my opinion.

But who knows? Maybe the next Federer is currently totally unknown.

purge
03-15-2012, 09:33 AM
tommy haas

tommys gonna be there until his mid 60s

joeri888
03-15-2012, 09:36 AM
I will cry the day Federer retires. No shame to admit it, in my opinion.

But who knows? Maybe the next Federer is currently totally unknown.

Hmm.. probably will be very emotional. I relate to him a lot, wouldnt say i love him, but do LOVE watching him play. It will matter however, how the coming years go. Whether he slowly fades or just disappears.

kaleidoskope
03-15-2012, 09:39 AM
That's the question I've been asking myself for the last couple of years...

Dolgo and Tomic are definitely fun to watch but that doesn't mean I'll rot for them the same way I root for Roger. I'm a "classic style" kinda guy so...whoever it is he'll have to have a 1HBH :)
I was hoping Dimitrov would do something but he's way, way off right now, so...

I don't know...maybe play more and watch less...happened to me before :)

FlashFlare11
03-15-2012, 09:40 AM
Hmm.. probably will be very emotional. I relate to him a lot, wouldnt say i love him, but do LOVE watching him play. It will matter however, how the coming years go. Whether he slowly fades or just disappears.

Yeah, I guess it depends a lot on how you relate to him. For me, he made me love tennis, and made me want to improve myself in the sport to try to be like him. He made watching tennis in this day an absolute pleasure. That's why I'll miss him a lot.

I think he'll go out in a big way. Any other way wouldn't be Federer's style.

tennis_pro
03-15-2012, 09:44 AM
The good news is that Federer probably won't retire until he's at least 34-35 so we don't have to worry just yet. Can you imagine yourself 5 years from now? I can't.

FlashFlare11
03-15-2012, 09:47 AM
The good news is that Federer probably won't retire until he's at least 34-35 so we don't have to worry just yet. Can you imagine yourself 5 years from now? I can't.

I just hope he plays as long as he's happy. When he retires, he should be sure that he won't regret anything.

"Play as long as you want, Roger! No regrets in retirement, okay?"

Param
03-15-2012, 09:49 AM
I will be supporting Nole. Tsonga and Delpo are other likely candidates.

fgzhu88
03-15-2012, 09:53 AM
Once he retires, I'm sure the youtube highlighters will flock to the Champions tour. There we'll see the likes of fed-gonzo-santoro-safin-moya-kuerten-(probably Davydenko). So I'm not too bummed.

kishnabe
03-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Everyone on that list except Nadal. Though I would be disappointed when Nadal retires.

After Fed retires:

Djokovic, Raonic, Del Potro, Tomic, Nishikori, and Harrison I will support.

Out of the young guns: My favorite is Harrison.

Towser83
03-15-2012, 10:14 AM
oops i meant to pick Djokovic, Delpo and the young ones, but I forgot Delpo. I've supported Djokovic and Delpo since first seeing them pretty much, but even they will retire in another 5-6 years so also looking out for new players, I think Tomic is good but I don't really like him, Dolgo i like and also Raonic and harrison is ok

sbengte
03-15-2012, 06:59 PM
I fear that without Federer i will give up on the sport..at least until some young star rises.

And I thought you were a true Nadal fan, you disappoint. :(

DjokovicForTheWin
03-15-2012, 07:01 PM
How will it be possible to support Nadal? He's going to retire before Fed.

Nathaniel_Near
03-15-2012, 07:02 PM
I'm already a fan of a number of others such as: Tomic, Dolgopolov, Tsonga, Del Potro. In general, I'm also keen on monitoring the progress of all the young guns because I find the generation very interesting.

celoft
03-15-2012, 07:07 PM
The good news is that Federer probably won't retire until he's at least 34-35 so we don't have to worry just yet. Can you imagine yourself 5 years from now? I can't.

I can see him playing until his mid-thirties like Agassi.

rommil
03-15-2012, 07:22 PM
When Roger retires, Murray will be playing the senior's tour, Novak would be Serbian president and Rafa will be his first lady:)

OrangePower
03-15-2012, 07:24 PM
Out of the young guns: My favorite is Harrison.

+1. People complain about his temper tantrums but I kinda like it - shows passion, and he will learn to channel it as he matures.

Nathaniel_Near
03-15-2012, 07:25 PM
When Roger retires, Murray will be playing the senior's tour, Novak would be Serbian president and Rafa will be his first lady:)

I don't like where Murray is headed physically. His movement looks so jarring and inefficient to me and I don't see his body lasting long at all. I don't think his joints and such are made out of the sterner stuff that Nole's and Nadal's are.

Fate Archer
03-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Although I have been following tennis for roughly 10 years, it wasn't Federer or any particular player who got me into it.

Love the sport, love playing it, but unfortunately it will be very difficult to find the game as pleasing to watch on TV as it is with Federer now. I could appreciate nearly any playing style before becoming a fan of Fed. It has become a hard task now.

Federer's tennis is spoiling to its fans. Once you get too much into it you feel like playing any other way just feels wrong.

I think I will be supporting Djokovic, Del Potro, Dimitrov, Lacko, Nishikori and Harrison (if he develops an attacking game) in varying degrees by the time Fed goes. And of course, always open to the talent of the newcomers that may arise.

Edit: forgot to include Del Potro somehow.

FEDERERNADAL13
03-15-2012, 07:28 PM
I will support Raonic, as I am Canadian :)

Dimitrov and Harrison because one at least plays Fed-like and one is just fun to watch.

Del po because he's Del po, Nadal and Djoko to have some epics, but fall short of 16 big ones ;)

I like most of the players anyway, so I'll be happy just watching tennis, as opposed to just one guy!

I will be very sad the day Fed hangs 'em up though :(

WhiskeyEE
03-15-2012, 07:38 PM
The only other players I root for are Roddick and Del Potro. Roddick is done and I don't even like Del Potro that much. I'll probably stop watching tennis tbh.

Sentinel
03-15-2012, 07:39 PM
I fear that without Federer i will give up on the sport..at least until some young star rises.
I would agree with you there.

And nice user name. You must be very new here. Welcome faloow Rafa fan.

Hood_Man
03-15-2012, 08:12 PM
To be honest I have no idea. I support Murray but I suspect he won't play long enough for him to still be around that much longer after Fed retires, so I'm hoping someone comes along who just catches my eye the same way Fed did years ago.

Nothing will ever match Fed for me though, he was the first sportsman I was ever a fan of. It was unfortunate that I didn't become a fan of the sport until I was 15, but at the same time it coincided with his coming of age by winning his first Wimbledon, and I know there can never be another "first time" again.

Saying that I do like Del Potro and Dolgopolov too, so maybe there wil be someone left to fill that void.

roundiesee
03-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Dimitrov; let's hope the kid grows up and put in more consistency in his play.

MichaelNadal
03-15-2012, 08:50 PM
The only other players I root for are Roddick and Del Potro. Roddick is done and I don't even like Del Potro that much. I'll probably stop watching tennis tbh.

That's a bit harsh don't ya think?

jayoub95
03-15-2012, 09:32 PM
I'll wait for a new star... dunno who it would be out of the young guns..

SoBad
03-15-2012, 09:40 PM
He hasn't retired yet?:lol:

zapvor
03-15-2012, 09:41 PM
sobad what are you doing in here.....come on

SoBad
03-15-2012, 09:43 PM
sobad what are you doing in here.....come on

Hello zapvor, I am here to support Fereder and especially his retirement. What are you doing here? How are you?:D

zapvor
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
i am not doing this again....see ya

SoBad
03-15-2012, 09:48 PM
i am not doing this again....see ya

Thank you and have a nice evening!

monfed
03-15-2012, 10:06 PM
He hasn't retired yet?:lol:

LMAO !

Good one. :lol:

monfed
03-15-2012, 10:07 PM
That's a bit harsh don't ya think?

You'll never understand what it's like to be a Federer fan. ;)

DragonBlaze
03-15-2012, 10:20 PM
I'll support good exciting tennis. Till a player comes along who interests me once again to follow the sport with an obsession!

dudeski
03-15-2012, 10:25 PM
I always support whoever Nadal is playing.

SLD76
03-16-2012, 04:11 AM
Will it be one of the other top 4?

Will it be someone like Tsonga or Delpo who hasn't maximized their potential yet?

Or will it be one of the new kids on the block like Raonic?

Or perhaps right now there is no one that inspires you so you will support no one until the next star comes along?

PS - The assumption I'm going to make is that Rafa/Nole/Murray retire after Fed, although there is a chance Fed keeps playing till he's 35!

I will take a ship to the West and be diminished.

nadalwon2012
03-16-2012, 06:11 AM
How will it be possible to support Nadal? He's going to retire before Fed.

Yeah because Federer has made the last 4 slam finals and won Roland Garros last year and won 3 slams in 2010. While Nadal hasn't won a slam for 2 years. So I can see why you think Nadal will retire before Federer.

DjokovicForTheWin
03-16-2012, 06:23 AM
Yeah because Federer has made the last 4 slam finals and won Roland Garros last year and won 3 slams in 2010. While Nadal hasn't won a slam for 2 years. So I can see why you think Nadal will retire before Federer.

Well I'm glad you finally comprehend something. I'm sure you'll continue to improve if you do your homework regularly.

Love all
03-16-2012, 06:27 AM
I started taken interest in tennis only after I became Federer fan. I fear I may lose interest completely or stop following the game when he retires. However I will always root for any good player who plays Nadal if he remained on the tour by then.

Sentinel
03-16-2012, 06:48 AM
I will take a ship to the West and be diminished.
Nice LOTR reference, made my day. I believe it was "I will diminish".

Just checked. "I will diminish and go into the West and remain SLD76".

celoft
03-16-2012, 08:06 AM
I'll support good exciting tennis. Till a player comes along who interests me once again to follow the sport with an obsession!

Pretty much.

BigServer1
03-16-2012, 08:15 AM
I voted all...I dunno. Fed is my favorite player ever, so unless someone comes around who I end up liking more than Fed, I'll just be a tennis fan in general. I'll root for anyone who's game speaks to me, which all the top players do in some ways.

I will miss Fed though...

zam88
03-16-2012, 01:01 PM
I'll root for whoever is playing against Nadal so that he doesn't get anywhere near his GOATness's 16 slams.

After that it'll be whoever the #1 American is.. Harrison? sock?

or i'll just quit watching. Decent chance of the latter actually.