Federer: "wounded, tired, and exhausted"

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  1. Homeboy Hotel

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    Source - http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/wounded-federer-wants-break-tennis-091918062.html

    Is there much to speculate here? It is just that he's tired and needs to rest and recoup for the indoor season, like any player who plays extended amount of weeks tennis? Or is there something more significant to read inbetween the lines?

    Although Fed's older, I'd say he'll be fine come a couple weeks of rest. Skip Asia and he will be back to winning for the rest of the year.
     
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  2. RF20Lennon

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    There's already a thread on this
     
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  3. kiki

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    C'mon Roger don' t give up yet.TMF and ABMK still have big hopes you will get the Grand Slam someday.Even if it is only one
     
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  4. escii_35

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    Mirka laid the smack down and said, "Hang out with the kids until Basel."

    Play Basel, possibly Paris and be rested and primed for London.
     
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  5. monfed

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    Looking at the schedule I think he should play Shanghai,Basel and the WTF. Cause I don't think he can do Basel-Bercy-WTF, 3 consecutive weeks might be too much at his age.

    So yea,skip Bercy.
     
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    He's defending champ at bercy so unless he wins shanghai and defends Basel he shouldn't even dream of skipping Paris because he'll lose a 1000 points
     
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  7. Torres

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    You can't really unwind the mileage on a car, and Fed unquestionably has got through a huge amount of tennis over the years.

    With 17 slams, many other majors, mega money in the bank, a wife, and 2 little kids, and having toured the world countless times, are you really going to have same intensity, hunger, mental and physical prowess that you did when you were 25/26? I don't see what more there is for him to achieve other than maintaining the ego.
     
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  8. nethawkwenatchee

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    Look for Andy Murray to sweep the Asian Indoors and World Tour Finals in London!
     
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  9. tlm

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    Ya but maintaining the ego means a lot to him.
     
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    I predict he will retire at the end of next year. Or should.
     
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    Guys like him should have special privileges so that the sport can continue to see him. If they don't bend and do something to accomadate amazing geniuses like this, tennis is going to lose these guys.

    Serena and Venus have been doing it their way for years, but some special point system should be set up for players entering the year between 28 or 29 and up. They should get some kind of a bonus for excellence combined with age. **** we have neuro computers these days. Come up with something ATP that keeps this guy interested.
     
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  12. monfed

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    Uh Fed's already been screwed over by the ATP with their clandestine decision to slow down the slams. Nah, the way I see it, they're tired of seeing him win everything.
     
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  13. MichaelNadal

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    Oh please, he won on the same slow courts that are benefiting other players.
     
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  14. monfed

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    We all know who benefits from the slow hardcourts,it's not Federer. Cmon MichaelRalph, get real. :lol:
     
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  15. DeShaun

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    The pomp of the Olympics probably took a lot out of him. Other sports' superstar athletes in the village allegedly were worshiping the ground that he walked on. I imagine that to have been tiring on him. At that same time of year, normally, he is trying to gather a little steam for his push through North America; not this time though. I wonder if the irregularity of the Olympics, combined with the face that he seems to have become a living legend, caused the Olympics to be particularly demanding on him.
     
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  16. monfed

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    Yea they should just take tennis out of the Olympics, its just not an olympic sport ,just like football. There's always DC if you're so passionate about playing for your country.
     
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  17. Mustard

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    This is Federer's "I feel like I've been on the tour for 100 years" moment.
     
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  18. monfed

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    True. He's played two extra tournies which he wouldn't normally play namely Olympics and DC,that too in a packed year and him winning or making semis in almost every tourny. Yea he's signed out alright.
     
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  19. smoledman

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    Fed has mentally gone "bye bye" and we'll see him again in Basel.
     
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    Fed should take a break, he's been busy for over a year.
    He doesn't need to worry about #1 really, it's nice to have but not that important.
     
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    I expect this, too.
     
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    Could be related to Roddick retiring. All of a sudden, he thought, "what am I still doing out here?"
     
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    Should have skipped DC IMO. You can't win it with 1 good player.
     
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    you guys think he got caught doping and preparing a silent ban?
     
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    With Ferrero coming up next. The only other GS champion born pre-1986 still active besides Federer is Hewitt. I hope he keeps on playing, that might "motivate" Fed a bit.
     
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    But Hewitt, Ferrero and Roddick all won their last GS titles back in 2002 and 2003. Federer won his latest just 2 months ago! That's the difference. Alone among his contemporaries from that era, Federer is still a real and active contender for Slams and is still the world #1. This has been the case for a long time and the retirements of his contemporaries makes no difference to that state of affairs.
     
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    Federer is a solid NTRP 7.0 player. Will not get bumped down this year.
     
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  28. smoledman

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    Olderer needs to rest his old, creaky bones.
     
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    this thread is about Roger not Rafa :wink:
     
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  30. sureshs

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    He sounds cranky too
     
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    He should take the rest of the year off. Maybe play in his home town (Basel) and the in all star thing. Rest up, come back strong in January.

    31 is ancient for a singles player on the men's tour. There are so many good players, no easy matches even if you are seeded. Kids coming up every year that are going to be great, etc. It is amazing that he has been able to stay at the level he has for as long as he has.

    He seems to still love being in the arena and he has been remarkable healthy throughout his career. But, he is at that age where he could easily say f it, I have had enough, I am retiring. Not like he needs the money and he already has a lot of records including the biggie. He has a wife and little girls. And his chances of winning more majors is considerably less than it was 5 years ago. He did win a major this year and he always contends. But, is merely contending enough for him? Does he really need to be on the tour any longer? Should he quit when he is on top ?

    I think all the guys on the tour are cranky by year's end. The season is too long. If he takes a month or two off, he might get the fire in his belly again.

    Enjoy watching him while you can because, like Roddick, he might decide to hang 'me up in the next year or two.
     
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  32. vernonbc

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    He's tired but he's going to fly all the way to South America and play a week of exhibitions. Yeah, he really knows how to manage his schedule. :-|
     
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    Ferrero is retiring this year in Valencia.

    Hopefully Federer doesn't pull a fast one on us in Basel.
     
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    Yeah. If he isn't careful, he might only be runner-up at Wimbledon this time.
     
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    Yeah, he's been told not to participate between events. One month between USO and Shanghai. Again, after WTF he can't participate till January except for exos.
     
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    Yes, but in a way he has fallen from his best days almost as much as they did (well Roddick anyway), this is the guy that made 10 slam finals in a row at one point during his peak years, now he's reduced to making 2 slam finals in two years and while he used to eat big hitters for breakfast now he's more vulnerable to being overpowered by them than ever (which he compensates by being overly aggressive against them but still).

    I doubt #1 ranking means all that much to Fed at this point, it's his slam performances that he values the most and you could see how disappointed he was in his loss to Berdych at USO. If Fed doesn't make a single slam final in 2013 (which is very possible) I think he'll call it quits in 2014.
     
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    Indeed LOLville, indeed.

    We'll see your attitude when GOAT Rafa turns 30, be careful, you just might get a taste of your own medicine.
     
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    Great excuse for your silent ban PEDerer
     
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    Does defending champ earns any points in WTF?
    If yes, then Fed can end No.1 if he wins shanghai and WTF and skips Basel (or loses in it) and skips Paris.
     
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    So is it confirmed that Federer is not playing in Asia?
     
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    Playing Shanghai doesn't prepare him for the WTF (its too far away). Basel and Paris are more like tuneups for WTF.
     
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    lol you kids, what World do you live in. "Lleyton's not retiring, let me play another few years" You don't live in the real World, do you?
     
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    Looks like Federer won't be defending his indoor points, then. Not surprising.
     
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    Federer is one of the best when it comes to understanding what his body can do, and when to pull back. For someone who has already played so much heading into 2012, the last few months have been very intense. A break is much needed, so he can make an assault on the big indoor season.
     
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    Way to make a monstrous assumption. Where did he say that?

    Why didn't Nadal defend USO, Wimbledon, Cincy, Toronto points?
     
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    LOL the guys whole life revolves around nadal so anything nadal does is fine! I sometimes genuinely worry for him (NSK/6-16-36-0)
     
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  49. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    If Federer is truly wounded, he won't be able to defend all his points at Basel, Paris and the WTF. He'll at best win one of those tournaments.
     
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    He is so besotted with Nadal that he's even posted about his serve in the Former Pro Player forum, thus polluting said forum.

    He may be nearer the truth than he realises however!:evil:
     
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