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  1. Chicharito

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  2. Bukmeikara

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    Yep, his level suffered because he dropped 0 sets and got broken twise before the final. Imagine if he was still 26 .....
     
  3. romeo8880

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    At this point I would rather he lose early or in the middle of tournaments. It's more painful if he makes it all the way to the end and then loses.
     
  4. dadadas

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    Federer needs another 2014 US Open draw
     
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    Hilarious that someone who uses Goffin as their avatar claims Fed is a runner up. WTH has Goffin ever won, seriously? One 250?
     
  7. Charlemagne

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    Can't wait to see the tennis Novak is producing when he's 34.
     
  8. junior74

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    Couldn't possibly disagree more.
    Novak Djokovic is what keeps Federer alive, evolving, trying to implement new tactics, making this long and vital "final push" in his amazing career. Without Djokovic, Federer would likely settle at a lower level these last couple of years. Not so sure he would have won a lot without Djokovic, because Djokovic is the reason for Federer's high level. With this in mind, I think we should be grateful to Djokovic, for providing us with the remake of Roger Federer 14/15. Hope Federer can keep up his spirit, work even harder and reach more finals in 2016. Hoyee!
     
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    More finals?

    He reached 11 of them! That's one of his best seasons ever.
     
  10. Chicharito

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    It is what it is.

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    PS. Two 250s for Goffin. Although he might match Fed's biggest glory of the last 3 years this weekend.
     
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  11. Charlemagne

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    I'm so tired of ppl bagging on the guy because he isn't winning as much when he was 25... I really can't wait to see what others are producing when they are 34.
     
  12. Pagoo

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    I love Federer, but the guy is so infuriating!
    Either he made a pact with Djokovic and the ATP, or there's something seriously wrong.
    I really can't believe he can be so mentally weak.

    How do you beat someone, and then 5 days later, you completely fall apart?
    He's blown so many chances the last few years, it is sad.

    Federer knew how to beat Djokovic, but watching hi against Djokovic now is a nightmare.
    With Nadal getting back to form, I don't see Federer even getting close to any big tournament next year.

    He practically spent 2015 helping Djokovic pad his resume. 5/11 titles were against Federer. Ouch!
     
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  13. Pagoo

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    That's not really the point though. It's the way he just seem to mess up royally and fall apart when he faces Djokovic in finals.
    He's been screwed by the establishment too.
    Late schedules, tough draws, slow surfaces, name it.
    Dude better wise up!
     
  14. veroniquem

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    What do you want him to do? Lose on purpose before final??? He' s just doing his job.
     
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    We will have to wait patiently for the next major title....it bound to happen if he gets to finals.
     
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    Very remote chance of it happening.

    The older and older he gets the probability goes down and down. In terms to chances but also ability.

    I would be utterly shocked if Fed won another slam.

    Although pretty shocked he reached 2 finals this year.
     
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    I still think he finished with 18 majors. Just think he gives himself lots of opportunities for it to happen.
     
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    I was a Fed fan since 1999, long before most people had heard of him, but he was choking even at his peak. Endless MP's squandered, in majors and in smaller venues.
     
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    Duplicate post.
     
  20. Charlemagne

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    I think you're being silly here- with all due respect. He's won 17 majors and has been in 10 Wimbledon finals. You shouldn't be "shocked" if he were to win another major. Moreover he had a better season this past year than he did in 2014,2013 and 2011. I still think he will win 18 majors, and I don't consider myself brainwashed or delusional.
     
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    I agree it's shocking that Fed reached these slam finals at 34.

    But the reason is his main competitors (apart from Novak: ie Rafa and Andy) suffered a drop in their levels, while Fed still improved in some aspects.

    It will be harder and harder for him to maintain his fitness over slams, even with 1 day recuperation.
     
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    I think the majority of Fed fans would be shocked (but ecstatic) if he finally bagged #18. I've loved him since 1999 and I too would be shocked if he won one. Let's just look at his last few great chances, all of which he blew:

    1. USO 2014-- ran into a zoning Cilic, but come on... a five time champion couldn't have found a way to cope with a guy who had never even been to a slam semi before? He was steamrolled in a very weak effort.
    2. Wimbledon 2014-- should never have gone to a fifth set, Fed should have won this in 4.
    3. Wimbledon 2015-- played in the semis a God-like match and came into the finals riding a wave of confidence and great play. Broke Djoker n the first set to go up 4-2, and then promptly fell apart and choked. A dismal, choking performance.
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    The only way he can win a major now is if he doesn't have to face Djokovic or Nadal. He still is vulnerable to big servers earlier in the tournament-- the same guys who have beaten him in slams previously: Berdych, Tsonga, Monfils. He probably wouldn't stand a chance against Kyrgios at Wimbledon, he's already lost to him too.

    He would have to have a dream draw in any major now and then face one of his pigeons in the final-- someone like Ferrer or Gasquet. What are the chances of that happening? Almost nil.
     
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    I feel like he needs to finally pull himself together and play a decent match in a GS final. He always plays so disgustingly badly, it's frustrating. If he's lucky enough to play well, and to have the opponent (most likely Djokovic or Murray) play a little subpar, he can take it. But the odds of Federer playing a good final AND his opponent playing a bad final are extremely low, and that is IF he makes another final.
     
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    Fedr out again. :( His fitness still isn't at 100%; I'm starting to worry about him. Hopefully the rest of the year goes better.
     
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    So this could be the beginning of the end for Federer. Remember how Ivan Lendl was forced to retire because of his bad back.........
     
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    It very well could be, but I really hope it isn't. I refuse to see Federer retire without winning that elusive #18.
     
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    Yea sure, it is always one more,,,just one more major before you retire. but then reality is you already won more majors than anyone else
     
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    I think Fed's fine. He's warming back up from the injury. He was never going to win RG'16 regardless so the next month and a half is just practice matches to get him tuned up for Wimby. He'll be in much better form by then. And thats all that matters for him, really - trying to peak for Wimby / Rio / USO.
     
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    Not disappointing...since I don't expect much from Federer on Clay since the loss to Gulbis at the FO.

    If he losses early at Wimbledon and US Open like 2013...then yes.
     
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    Hopefully Fed won't be seeded 2 at RG now? That was always going to be a sham. Murray should be #2.
     
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    Would you put a sock in it already! :rolleyes: It won't change the reality that a rusty Federer on one leg just recovering from surgery beat your wonder boy Zverev like a drum on clay!
     
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    Why is this guy still on Tour?

    Give the young cloggers a chance
     
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    Raonic is the people's #2 - please
     
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    Federer was only going to play one clay tourney this year anyway. the FO. so this part of the season isn't a big deal.

    and he isn't actually injured now, just working his way back..so the 2 matches here were ideal for him.
     

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