Federer's last year

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Ginger ninja, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Povl Carstensen

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    So this is just totally hypothetical speculation and opinion about something that has not happened, ok.
     
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  2. zam88

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    Better draw and he's in the final... most likely against an opponent coming off a hard 4-5 set match whilst he cruised with a routine in the semis....


    This is a fine result!


    Don't expect much in the French Open either Fed fans!

    It's ALL about Wimbledon and the USO.

    Look, if he donks out before the semis in both of those, then you can post some "getting worried" threads.



    Man i can only wonder what is going to happen when Federer ultimately has that "Rosol" moment... it's coming, it's going to happen!

    If there had been message boards when Sampras lost to Bastl the place would've blown up... they would've called for his head and missed the chance for that final slam at the 2002 USO.


    What if Djoker gets hurt? Imagine a Wimbledon where there was no Djoker, and Nadal won a FO but after the clay season is just "shot" for wimbledon? who's the favorite? Pwnerer!
     
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  3. Gaz77

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    Dissing Fed on a forum like this is like asking for trouble !
     
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  4. steenkash

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    I remember a 35 year old Andre Agasssi taking a prime Rodger to 4 sets in the US open a couple of years ago.
     
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  5. Cindysphinx

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    Sooner or later, Fed will have an injury. A knee, a shoulder, a rolled ankle, or most likely his back.

    When that happens, he will be finished. He has done this long enough that he will not want to do the hard work to regain his old form, even if this were possible. Not to claw his way back to making the semis of slams before being bounced.

    If I had all those GS titles and all that money and two kids, I would want to go out on top with grace and dignity. Not desperately consulting Safina's back specialist to fix me up so I could lose in the semis one more year.
     
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  6. Masayoshi

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    I'm sure the current #2 (and in the top 3 by a wide margin) and current title holder of the most prestigious Grand Slam is just about ready to call it quits. Yep.
     
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  7. PrinceMoron

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    Wet summer coming up with lots of indoor grass court tennis. Sounds ideal.
     
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  8. Prisoner of Birth

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    LOL at this thread. Federer isn't retiring until Wimbledon next year, atleast. And he's never dropping out of the top 10, not even in 5 years.
     
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    But you, my daughter - you will linger on,

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  10. sportsfan1

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    Federer's increasingly running into a wall against the other top 3 at slams - Djok, Nadal at one or more of AO, RG, USO, and now Murray as well at AO and Olympics with Wimby 12 the only exception. He's also been susceptible or close to an upset against the likes of Berdych, Tsonga, JMDP. I hope he can reverse this pattern, but if it continues or the losses mount, then I could see him retiring. Otherwise Fed himself has said that his body will dictate how long he will continue on the tour.
     
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  11. Prisoner of Birth

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    Djokovic, Berdych, Tsonga, and Nadal are declining too. Perhaps not as quickly as Federer but they are. Murray is peaking now but he'll start to decline in an year or two as well. I think things will continue to get worse for Federer for a couple of years and then they're gonna gradually get better. For instance, I think a 35 year-old Federer will have a better chance against a 29 year-old Djokovic/Murray than a 32 year-old Federer will against a 26 year-old Djokovic/Murray. This is assuming Federer continues on the tour till he's 35.
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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    This shows that you really don't watch tennis
     
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  13. Prisoner of Birth

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    Is that an opinion or a fact? If it's a fact, prove it. If it's just an opinion, get over your butthurt.
     
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  14. Mike Sams

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    Why would Federer retire considering he's making tens of millions per year as an active athlete and trying to build on his records to make it harder and harder for the next guy who comes along to break them?
    Besides, in 2012 he was the only player to win 3 titles on 3 different surfaces (Indian Wells, Madrid, Wimbledon). At the same time, he thumped Djokovic and Murray back to back in that same Slam.
    Why retire? :lol: A world ranking of #2 is pretty great for a 31 year old.
     
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  15. Gonzo_style

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    Opinion: Djokovic is in decline

    Fact: Djokovic played 7 finals in last 8 tournaments (btw nobody cares about Paris and SQ).
     
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    I'm sorry but Djokovic has peaked and although he isn't out of his prime yet his level of play is dropping ever so slightly. In 2011 he was way more aggressive and he could beat Nadal on clay. Couldn't do that in 2012. Level of the field does not affect whether one person is in decline or not, we're talking about how a person plays, not his results. A declining Djokovic can still win multiple slams if the remaining field isn't good enough to compete with him. The fact is Djokovic's level of play has levelled off. The AO final this year was proof, there was loads of pushing whereas in Djoker in 2011 would have destroyed Murray like he did that year.
     
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  17. mightyrick

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    You can't look at it that way. For FEDERER, arguably the best player ever, settling for #2 or #3 is not good enough. When you have trouble winning five set matches due to fitness, that will not cut it for a player of that caliber.

    For a guy like Ferrer? Absolutely. That guy could play until he's 40.

    But for Federer, it is not good enough to be able to do awesome in 3-set tourneys... only to have problems in 5-set tourneys. The guy doesn't need tens of millions anymore. That is chump change. Not only that, but I'm sure he'll make pretty decent money even after he retires.
     
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    Right, he does not need tens of millions. It is not like he has 2 daughters or anything.
     
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  19. Povl Carstensen

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    Exactly.
    10chx
     
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  20. Povl Carstensen

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    Once again I am amazed by the people who are inside Federers head. Keep the reports comming.
     
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  21. NastyWinners

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    I'd love to see Roger play until he is 35. He's great for the game and I'm sure he will still be a top 4 player till the day he does call it quits.
     
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  22. mightyrick

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    Once again, I'm amazed that you are amazed that people on a message board actually offer opinion and speculation.

    Are there any other things you are amazed about you have to share?
     
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  23. 3fees

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    Federer will retire when he no longer wins M1000's ect.
     
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  24. Smasher08

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    Players should only retire after they start losing in the second round of majors to journeymen with triple-digit rankings :lol:
     
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  25. tacou

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    How on earth are Tsonga or Berdych declining? Neither have been more consistent at majors than they are right now.

    Nadal's injury lay off raises questions for sure, but he has not played in 7 months, you can't make a blind speculation that he is "declining." Maybe his health is declining, but we won't know where his level of play truly is until at least May.

    And Djokovic...? That's like saying Fed was declining in '06. He's played two tournaments this year and won them both. His competition has rolled over for him, that does not mean he is in decline.
     
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  26. Prisoner of Birth

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    Tsonga and Berdych had better years in 2008 and 2010. They made Major finals then. Their level of play was higher back then.

    And one would have to be deluded to think Nadal is not in decline. He's still got Majors in him but he is in decline.

    About Djokovic, his best year will always be 2011. His level of play in 2012 and 2013, so far, looks nowhere near as good. That is decline. Federer started to decline in 2007.
     
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  27. Povl Carstensen

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    No, but now you know my opinion.
     
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  28. mightyrick

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    Like when he got beat by Roddick in Miami?
     
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    Ok, maybe this is just me and I'm an idiot, but this is not clear at all. Are you talking about his loss to Roddick last year? Because he's lost twice in Miami to Roddick. If I am correct in assuming that you mean his 2012 loss, it makes absolutely no sense considering he had just won IW.
     
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