Federer needs break from Tennis

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  1. Hawkeye7

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    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Russeljones

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    Worst case scenario - his plan is winning the 2016 Olympics :(
     
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  3. RF20Lennon

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    I mean obviously he's tired he's 31 so it's going to take longer to recover! He's got 3 weeks before shanghai hopefully that's enough!
     
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  4. monfed

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    Yea and then he plays DC...
     
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  5. rdis10093

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    he needs to be fresh for end of year final
     
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  6. sureshs

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    So now he is "wounded?" What was the injury? Seems like an excuse for losing to Murray and Berdych.
     
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  7. zam88

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    I agree, Federer grinded pretty hard to get that #1 weeks record.. at this point I think he should relinquish the race to #1 and stop making that a priority.

    Step back, play the minimum amount of tournaments required and focus on picking up another major.

    Really at this point is there really any other meaningful goal?

    Goal for him should play just enough to get the proper reps to be fit to play, and have fun.

    The second he isn't enjoying the competition anymore i'd step away.
     
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  8. RF20Lennon

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    No one knows but if he takes up golfing then we will know its an excuse for sure no? :twisted:
     
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  9. TennisLovaLova

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    Only difference with Nadal is that Federer doesnt make it an international affair
     
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  10. sureshs

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    Only difference is that Nadal's injuries are real.
     
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  11. RF20Lennon

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    Dude sureshs checks out nadals knees everyday he knows what's going on
     
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  12. kishnabe

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    He should skip Shanghai like last year. Try his best to defend his points.
     
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  13. Clarky21

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    He's "wounded"? Has he been battling in a war? Shot? Stabbed? Lol. Odd choice of words from him,but I hope he gets better soon so he can keep the number one ranking away from Cvac.
     
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  14. RF20Lennon

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    The Swiss were at war with the Dutch this past weekend xD
     
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  15. tennisMVP

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    What a coincidence. 2016 Olympics is Nadal's only goal. THE FINAL SHOWDOWN.
     
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  16. tennisMVP

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    This might be Federer's last chance at catching Sampras record of year-ending number one.
     
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  17. RF20Lennon

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    But Feds trying to get the gold in tennis Rafa is in golf two different events
     
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  18. Alchemy-Z

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    lol Swiss and War in the same sentence :)
     
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  19. RF20Lennon

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    LOLOL highly ironic ;)
     
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  20. Emet74

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    On the audio you can hear he laughed a bit as he said that word.

    I don't think he means much more than he did when he whined "everything hurts" after post-USO DC in 2009. By this time of year his body is beat up and he needs a break.

    I suspect he's emotionally tired as well. Hopes he enjoys his time off w/ the family and comes back re-charged. :)

    Doubt the YE#! will be a serious priority but we'll see I guess.
     
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  21. monfed

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    LMAO Dullzilla pwned! :twisted:

    Good stuff. :lol:
     
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    In other words, he is about serve a silent ban.
     
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  23. Hood_Man

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    You could be onto something.
     
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    Says someone who has no idea of what it takes to get to #1 in anything except trolling.
     
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    He's serving a silent ban of one non-slam tournament. Most likely Shanghai. Or Bercy.

    Let's forget the #1 now. Breaking 286 was the main thing.
     
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  26. Sentinel

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    He cut himself using Mirka's hair curlers.

    Now Fed really seriously needs a larger racket. That 1hbh will also have to go.
     
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  27. zam88

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    well you found 1 record he might care about.

    if he determines that to be a priority i suspect we'll see him go all out this fall.


    I don't think he should care about that... i'd like to see him cut his schedule to about 15 tournaments a year..... 4 majors, 8 masters, AO and Wimby warmups, year end.. done.
     
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    It would have been a high priority if Federer had equaled or surpassed Djokovic's USO performance. That would have left Fed in a strong position in the 2012 race. However, the Djoker won that contest by two rounds, giving himself a big lead in race points. Federer would have to play a very full fall schedule, and perform very well, in order to catch him, and even then nothing would be guaranteed. The quest may no longer be worth the required investment.
     
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  29. batz

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    He's not sounding to me like a man who's going to push the boat out to play Shanghai. It's likely that no Shanghai = no YE #1, but he knows that.
     
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  30. Towser83

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    there is audio? I can't imagine him actually saying that. I think just his pride is wounded :lol:
     
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  31. Tony48

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    Do what Nadal did: cite an injury and take an extended vacation :)
     
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  32. Agassifan

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    Skip Shanghai, half ass at Basel, Try his best at WTF and don't pick up the racquet one week before the AO.
     
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  33. Agassifan

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    I really think that the Delpo match killed him physically and mentally.
     
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    I think he needs a PS3.
     
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    He played well at Cincy. Got through to the final without dropping a set and bagelled Djokovic en route to taking the title!
     
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  36. smoledman

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    I think Fed is just mentally fatigued and needs a breakola with Mirky on the beach.
     
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    Certain coffee store in Holland certainly thinks Fed should take a break...
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    Will Priority 1 put lead under the bumper even while he's on holiday?
     
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    Obviously the season has been long for Roger, he played many matches this year since he went deep and won a lot of tournaments, but correct me if i'm wrong but this is the first time he says something like this publicly? I might be paranoid a bit, but I just hope this doesn't mean he will retire soon. Was thinking of attending Indian Wells 2013 to see my idol perform for maybe the last time.
     
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  41. Emet74

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    Basically agree. But I think getting back the #1 to break the Sampras 286 record was always the big goal, and YE#1 more optional. Even before USO Fed made that point that had he not gotten the #1 at Wimby and still had a chance for it in the coming weeks he would definately have played Toronto. With the Sampy record secure he didn't bother w/ Toronto even though he knew that could make the #1 difficult to maintain as proved the case w/ the 1000 points Djoko scooped up there. Fed talked openly about all this before the early loss at USO, which only made the YE#1 even less attainable.
     
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  43. 90's Clay

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    You're number 1 in the world Roger.. Suck it up.

    Its not like he has dropped out of the top 10.. he's still the best in the world (by the standings anyways)
     
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  44. smoledman

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    I think Fed will decide that he will not pursue YE #1 because:

    A. He's tired and doesn't want to risk injury

    B. It's highly unlikely he can make up the 1000 point deficit in the race

    C. He has a huge South American exo-circuit in December that he does not want to cancel.

    I think after a few days of soul-searching with Mirky, he will come to this logical conclusion.
     
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  45. Sabratha

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    Federer has already had a "break" this year. Maybe his big win (Wimbledon) has tired him out?
     
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  46. smoledman

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    When was this "break"? He's played virtually non-stop the entire year.
     
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  47. Mainad

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    He took a short break after the Olympics. He skipped Toronto.
     
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  48. smoledman

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    But he didn't get his usual 6-week break.
     
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  49. beast of mallorca

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    Unfortunately for Nadal, Rafa is an international affair. Everything he does is an affair, esp to the *******s.
     
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  50. beast of mallorca

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    True or not, he did make the right decision. Swimming with family and leisurely playing golf, while stirring the *******s on the side, makes Rafa feeling good :twisted:
     
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