Depressed Federer fans check in here

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by romeo8880, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. romeo8880

    romeo8880 Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    9,215
    The depression has come back after he began showing signs of life lately. He just keeps letting us down.
     
  2. dunlop_fort_knox

    dunlop_fort_knox Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    568
    this thread is getting so long it may need a new hard drive to store it all.
     
  3. Firing Forehand

    Firing Forehand Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    349
    I think at this point he cant do anything more than what he did today.

    There are better players. It's a fact. It's life.

    There is a reason for him being out of the top5
     
  4. Fedinkum

    Fedinkum Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2,315
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Don't feel like fishing now...:cry::cry::cry:
     
  5. RF20Lennon

    RF20Lennon Legend

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    7,224
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Federer can't even beat Djokovic anymore lol. How can he win the tournament?
     
  6. Legend of Borg

    Legend of Borg Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,960
    Location:
    Pazardjik, Bulgaria
    Close but no cigar....
     
  7. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,644
    succumbing to sweet treats that i avoided for so long :(
     
  8. Gonzalito17

    Gonzalito17 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,350
    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    Enough of this talk about depression. A new book is out called 'Facing Federer' and it's pretty good reading. Roger is and always will be the greatest most graceful most aesthetic player to ever wield a tennis racquet.
     
  9. Sid_Vicious

    Sid_Vicious G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    11,681
    Location:
    In The City
    And the author is doing some fine promotional work on Talk Tennis. :)
     
  10. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Is it really good? I bought that Rafa book when it came out with some expectations. Really enjoyed reading the first couple of pages when he was talking about the feelings that went through him while playing W08 final and I enjoyed reading about him crying in the shower after the W07 loss. I love things that show how passionate these guys are about their sport and winning and losing.

    But other than that, the book pretty much bored me. It was very repetitive, they kept going on and on about how mentally strong Nadal is and how much of a special youth he had, growing up so protected by his family. It's not like they told that just once or twice. They KEPT saying those things over and over for about 200 pages and after finishing the book I realized it was pretty much the only things that was written in there.

    But anyway, this Fed book is better? There's a video called Facing Federer on youtube, is it related?
     
  11. wy2sl0

    wy2sl0 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,564
    My fire for watching tennis took a hit when Roddick retired, and now it has been fizzling with Fed's decline the past few years. I have said it like 10 times this year already, but AO this year against Murray was, for me, the real sign he was done. He just looked that one step slower. No way 80% Fed is going to be run around by Murray ( no offense to him, he is just not on the same level offensively). Today we saw what happens when you just don't have "it". Haters will speak the same crap they have about him only losing it mentally but he really is done being one of the top players even on his best day. Why? Because he can't even keep it up for 3 sets anymore. Very sad guys. He may just be a stranger but I am sure for a lot of us he instilled a greater respect and love for the sport because of the way he played. Sad day guys.
     
  12. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I don't want to.. but I have to agree with you. Yes, I noticed the same thing you did at the AO. That match came as a big surprise, as he was playing very good until the US Open. Then after that it was meh.. and then in 2013 it looked like he hadn't touched his racquet during the off season and had been celebrating his Wimbledon title all christmas.
     
  13. 1477aces

    1477aces Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,597
    Same. Roddick was my idol. I haven't watched nearly as much once began to decline sharply and then retired and now federer is nearing the end too.
     
  14. TennisManiac

    TennisManiac Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    485
    We're still missing his last Wimbeldon.
     
  15. TennisManiac

    TennisManiac Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    485
    Sorry for the previous post




    We're missing his last Wimbledon.
     
  16. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,237
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Stayed up till 4 am to watch that stupid match. The only reason Fred got hte second set was Djokovic's awful play. Joker was literally gifting it to him, and he was gifting it back. Fred looked totally disinterested most of the time. Funny, how focused he was to get here (in Paris).

    Fred was supposed to go on and retire after the Olympics at Rio. Who cares about that stupid cheesy French Open? Not even the French.

    We'd rather he win another Wimble if he has to.

    (anyway, thanks for trying :D )
     
  17. Sid_Vicious

    Sid_Vicious G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    11,681
    Location:
    In The City
    Indeed we are, but I posted that picture in June of 2011.
     
  18. Gonzalito17

    Gonzalito17 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,350
    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    Not related. Both are very good reads. And very different styles. If you like to see passion in players about tennis and winning and losing I think it's there in the book, two examples come to mind. One player I think it was Capdeville was saying how Federer was in the locker room screaming in joy after Fed beat him. And another was from a ballboy who said Fed was struggling in the wind at the US Open and yelled to himself really loud, "I am so FU***** OFF." The ballkid whispered to the linesperson, "I wish I was that off." And Fed heard him and actually muttered to him, "Thank you." haha.
     
  19. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,159
    Location:
    Toronto
    Let just wait....Federer will have a good run somewhere.
     
  20. TheF1Bob

    TheF1Bob Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    NON-Pigeon City
    Yes he will...in the bingo halls.
     
  21. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,159
    Location:
    Toronto
    Your homeboy lost a set twice in a row to a despaired, ********. Maybe you should focus on where he is going, instead of Fedal.
     
  22. TheF1Bob

    TheF1Bob Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    NON-Pigeon City
    [​IMG]it was a joke
     
  23. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,644
    checking in..... :(
     
  24. tennisaddict

    tennisaddict G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    14,571
    So proud of Federer.

    He is GOD.
     
  25. chjtennis

    chjtennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,619
    One question: would you rather see this old Federer putting up good fights against the best players (Nadal and Djokovic) and occasionally win or would you rather not see him playing at all? Maybe there should be a poll or something.
     
  26. Fiji

    Fiji Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,189
    Let's wait until Wimbledon.
     
  27. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,159
    Location:
    Toronto
    How wrong you are! :)
     
  28. monfed

    monfed Guest

    Not depressed, just disappointed cause Fed let it slip. That ole chestnut. :roll:
     
  29. insideguy

    insideguy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,835
    Overall he really did play well. The match was decided on a razor.
     
  30. romeo8880

    romeo8880 Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    9,215
    Not depressed this year so far...he's playing great again!
     
  31. urundai

    urundai Professional

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    This thread is LOL.

    So many of the "Fed" fans are already writing obituary on his career. This, after the guy made a great run and had F, SF, Win and F in the last four tournaments.

    Can you all get real? He is proving that he can make great, deep runs and with bit of luck, will win a few tournaments. For someone who is pushing 32+, that's pretty impressive.
     
  32. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

    tipsa...don'tlikehim! G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    18,096
    If Federer had won this, Djokovic would have declined big this year........
     
  33. underground

    underground Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    6,923
    Not depressed at all. Last year he gave up against Djokovic in the final set 6-2. This year is great to see him taking the initiative and actually breaking back through his aggressive play.
     
  34. natalia

    natalia Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    719
    oups. Sorry, I didn't know I was supposed to be depressed. So I am not.
     
  35. TheMusicLover

    TheMusicLover Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,851
    Location:
    Nexus Polaris
    @ urundai, underground, natalia (and possibe others whom I forgot): I'm with you folks. :D
     
  36. Annie

    Annie Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    341
    Great. :)
     
  37. beast of mallorca

    beast of mallorca Legend

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    7,748
    Fast grass Ramesh is sad. Fast grass is slow.......:twisted:
     
  38. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    12,716
    Location:
    Carrboro, NC
    Duke fans can also
     
  39. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Anyone? I'm glad about Wawrinka winning, but Federer losing is sad enough to overwhelm that happiness.
    I wouldn't have cared at all if this was a tournament that he had won already, but it would be SO amazing if he, at his age, could win a new M1000. And MC just so happens to be my favorite :(

    I'm also sad about how Federer just seemed to "go away" after the tiebreak. I know Wawrinka was playing great, but it looked like Federer was also "allowing" Stan to play like that and didn't/couldn't do anything to stop it.
     
  40. rofl_copter3

    rofl_copter3 Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    851
    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    This isn't a depressing loss, yes I root for Fed but Waw still plays with a 1hbh and doesn't grind a match away so he's still great to watch
     
  41. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hey I have nothing against Wawrinka, he's one of my favorite players (that's why he's in my profile picture). But I think a MC win would have been great for Fed. Cool that Wawrinka could win a M1000, but couldn't he have done that some place else?..

    It's not like the loss suddenly becomes non-depressing just because the winner plays a beautiful game. My guy still lost.
     
  42. serengetisunset

    serengetisunset Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    215
    Disappointed that Fed didn't win but happy for Wawrinka.
     
  43. Fiji

    Fiji Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,189
    There's no reason to be depressed. It's all about slams and not the tuneups and Federer has the record number there. 17 slams.
     
  44. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I don't like the term "tune-up". This is a M1000 we're talking about. A 250 could be called a tune-up, but MC is a big event that I wanted Roger to win.
    He's not going to get many chances this late in his career to add anything significant to his legacy. This was a BIG chance to do so and he let it slip by.. and in what manner? By shanking an easy bh in the 2nd point of the tiebreak, which turned out to be the only minibreak in the whole tiebreak.
     
  45. NEW_BORN

    NEW_BORN Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,130
    I'm sooo fvcking piissed.
     
  46. smoledman

    smoledman Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,409
    Location:
    USA
    I was just disappointed that he came out so flat and never got out of first gear. Oh well, wildcards never win the title.
     
  47. edberg volleys

    edberg volleys Professional

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,177
    When Goran Ivanisevic finally won Wimbledon in 2001, I was so happy. I was huge fan of his.
     
  48. NEW_BORN

    NEW_BORN Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,130
    Sometimes Federer lacks that killer instinct that has served the likes of Nadal and Sampras so well in the past.
     
  49. furryballs

    furryballs Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    3,065
    whats to be depressed about.......the guy is nearly 33 and going ok.
     
  50. merwy

    merwy Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,054
    Location:
    Netherlands
    He could've had 2 M1000 titles already this year and be leading the ATP Race by almost a 1000pts difference. These finals are important. Jesus, everyone is like "it's okay he lost to wawrinka and wawrinka is a cool guy", tennis isn't just about rivalries and H2Hs you know? It's much more about winning tournaments and bagging titles.
     

Share This Page