Fed fans, who will you support once Fed retires?

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Fed fans, who will you support once Fed retires?

  1. Nole

    29.4%
  2. Rafa

    14.7%
  3. Murray

    17.6%
  4. Delpo

    39.7%
  5. Tsonga

    17.6%
  6. Isner/Berdych - other folks who are in 25-26 age range

    4.4%
  7. Raonic/Dolgo/Tomic/Harrison - The young ones

    41.2%
  8. Wait for new star

    30.9%
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  1. kragster

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    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!
     
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  2. marcub

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    Will unconditionally support the one and only. The Rocket.
     
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  3. zcarzach

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    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.
     
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  4. monfed

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    I probably wouldn't care who wins/loses, will just watch tennis more freely like the way I did in the 90s.
     
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  5. seattle_1hander

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    I'm not completely sure Rafa will retire after Federer...
     
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  6. fgzhu88

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    I would start perusing the former pro player section
     
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  7. FlashFlare11

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    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!
     
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  8. celoft

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    Meh...............................
     
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  9. Cup8489

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    Really Like watchin Raonic truthfully.
     
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  10. sportsfan1

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    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)!
     
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  11. monfed

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    Why Ferrer, don't you find him boring? Or is it just when he plays Ralph? :)
     
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  12. joeri888

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    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)
     
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  13. tennis_pro

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    That's probably goodbye from me. I still hope Dimitrov will step up in the next few years, tho.
     
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  14. FlashFlare11

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    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.
     
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  15. joeri888

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    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.
     
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  16. FlashFlare11

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    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.
     
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    tommy haas

    tommys gonna be there until his mid 60s
     
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  18. joeri888

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    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.
     
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  19. kaleidoskope

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    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 :)
     
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  20. FlashFlare11

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    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.
     
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  21. tennis_pro

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    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.
     
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  22. FlashFlare11

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    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?"
     
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  23. Param

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    I will be supporting Nole. Tsonga and Delpo are other likely candidates.
     
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  24. fgzhu88

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    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.
     
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  25. kishnabe

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    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.
     
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  26. Towser83

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    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
     
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  27. sbengte

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

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    How will it be possible to support Nadal? He's going to retire before Fed.
     
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    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.
     
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  30. celoft

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

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    When Roger retires, Murray will be playing the senior's tour, Novak would be Serbian president and Rafa will be his first lady:)
     
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    +1. People complain about his temper tantrums but I kinda like it - shows passion, and he will learn to channel it as he matures.
     
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  33. Nathaniel_Near

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    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.
     
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  34. Fate Archer

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    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.
     
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  35. FEDERERNADAL13

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    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 :(
     
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  36. WhiskeyEE

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    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.
     
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  37. Sentinel

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    I would agree with you there.

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

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    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.
     
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  39. roundiesee

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    Dimitrov; let's hope the kid grows up and put in more consistency in his play.
     
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    That's a bit harsh don't ya think?
     
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  41. jayoub95

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    I'll wait for a new star... dunno who it would be out of the young guns..
     
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  42. SoBad

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    He hasn't retired yet?:lol:
     
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  43. zapvor

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    sobad what are you doing in here.....come on
     
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  44. SoBad

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

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    i am not doing this again....see ya
     
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  46. SoBad

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    Thank you and have a nice evening!
     
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  47. monfed

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    LMAO !

    Good one. :lol:
     
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  48. monfed

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

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    I'll support good exciting tennis. Till a player comes along who interests me once again to follow the sport with an obsession!
     
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    I always support whoever Nadal is playing.
     
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