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tennisaddict
10-26-2012, 07:15 AM
Please post your thoughts.. We will resurrect the thread when he bows out of Top5 / Top 10 / retirement , whichever comes first.

My choice

Top 5 - till clay season 2014

Top 10 - Always; He will retire while being in top 10. may be like 6 or 7.

gunnd5000
10-26-2012, 07:20 AM
Top 5, till he retires or untill he gets too injured to play enough, im not even a federer fan.

augustobt
10-26-2012, 07:23 AM
He will be on top 5 as long as he plays.

Steve0904
10-26-2012, 08:14 AM
As it is now, I can't see Federer dropping out of the top 5, let alone top 10 because nobody below him is consistent enough. He might drop to #5, but never below it unless he decides not to play as many events or he really hangs on a bit too long.

SQA333
10-26-2012, 08:16 AM
He won't go lower than #4, because seriously, who's gonna challenge him? Berdych? The guy who still loses in the 1st round of majors?
Ferrer? The guy with no real powerful weapons?
Tsonga? TIPSAREVIC?

underground
10-26-2012, 08:25 AM
There's no point doubting, Federer's gonna stick there forever.

I mean, there's no way he's gonna go below Ferrer. Tsonga, Delpo and Berdych can occasionally get an odd win over him, but all have consistency problems, remember what kind of joke grass season Birdman had this year?

jokinla
10-26-2012, 08:48 AM
He'll retire in the top 5, just look at this year, Rafa only had to play half the year to stay in the top 4, no way Fed plays a full year and falls out of the top 5.

kaku
10-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Fed would have to lose every match in the year and might be #5

Russeljones
10-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Fed will never retire, he will be carried off and put into a safe in the Swiss Central Bank.

Sabratha
10-27-2012, 04:51 AM
Sampras lessened his schedule just like Federer is going to do, and his ranking plummeted to around the #10-#20 mark. What's to say this won't happen to Federer in a couple of years time? You can't earn points if you don't play the tournaments.

Carsomyr
10-27-2012, 05:53 AM
Sampras lessened his schedule just like Federer is going to do, and his ranking plummeted to around the #10-#20 mark. What's to say this won't happen to Federer in a couple of years time? You can't earn points if you don't play the tournaments.

Sampras played 12 tournies in 1999 and 13 in 2000, and was #3 at the end of both years. His ranking fell to #10 in 2001 and then to #13 2002, after playing 15 and 16 tournaments, respectively. Federer is just in way better shape than Sampras was at the same age. Shortening his schedule will have an impact on his ranking, yes, but he's playing for the big tournaments now.